The city’s Urban Data Pioneers program was recognized Wednesday as one of the most innovative and effective approaches to municipal problem-solving in the Americas and Europe.Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented Tulsa; Bologna, Italy; and Santiago de Cali, Colombia, with the Cities of Service Engaged Cities award at a ceremony in New York City.More than 100 cities applied for the award.Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum accepted the award and the $70,000 prize on behalf of the city.“At the city of Tulsa we believe the use of data and technology can bring people together to solve our greatest challenges, and we are incredibly honored to be recognized as a Cities of Service Engaged Cities award winner,” Bynum said. “At a time of so much division nationally and internationally, cities around the world are empowering local residents to build better communities — and this award is recognition that Tulsa is leading the … [Read more...] about Tulsa named one of three Cities of Service chosen from 100 worldwide for Engaged Cities award
Recognition awards for employees
TWO companies in Lisburn along with a Belfast-based luggage delivery business have each won a Queen's Award for their business acumen.Unicorn Flooring, a washroom products and steel fabrications business, is recognised for its international trade, while Kelvatek, a technology developer in Lisburn, won its award for innovation.And Send My Bag, set up in 2010 by Adam Ewart, was honoured in the enterprise category of the awards, which recognise and celebrate business excellence across the UK.Unicorn Flooring makes and markets the world's largest range of PVC interlocking flooring solutions under the brand names Flexi-Tile and Ecoloc, selling into the industrial and commercial sectors.Its export strategy of expanding and growing existing distributors, exploring new markets and product diversification resulting in overseas sales has seen the business grow by 141 per cent over the last three years.Most of the company's products (90 per cent) are exported across 29 non-UK markets including … [Read more...] about Three Northern Ireland firms win Queen’s Awards for business acumen
0 Have your say Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) is celebrating after two members of staff won awards for their outstanding contribution. Dave Hill, Fleet Ancillary Services Manager, and Alistair Gunn, Planning and Development Manager, were both honoured at the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives’ Ambulance Leadership Forum.Dave, who leads the 160-strong Ancillary Services team, received the Support Services award in recognition of his efforts at the helm of the department which cleans vehicles, equipment and premises. Ancillary staff work hard to ensure that patients are treated in clean and infection-free environments.Described as “incredibly driven” with a calm, dedicated and caring approach, Dave has encouraged his team to strive for the best and embrace learning and development opportunities. More than 80% of staff have achieved their NVQ Level 2 Cleaning and Support Services Certificate.Dave, from Sprotbrough near Doncaster, said: … [Read more...] about Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff win national awards
Diarrhea was Jeffrey Junig's alarm clock. Boiling in his guts at 3 in the morning, it would send him staggering to the bathroom, panting and coughing, his sweat-soaked hand shaking on the knob. He had to be quiet, fiercely quiet, because good God—what if his wife found out?The secrecy was almost as awful as the sickness. He hated those moments when he had to look his wife in the eye and lie, "Nah, just a little tired," or, "Probably caught that flu going around the hospital," or whatever other b.s. he could muster just to get away from her long enough to slip into the bathroom and slide a needle into his ankle.At least this wasn't his day off, Dr. Junig told himself as he slumped miserably on the toilet. It's tough being an addicted anesthesiologist, but it does have its perks: You get your fix on the job, the drugs are free, and if one of your patients dies on the table, well . . . that's just another tragedy chalked up to "unforeseen complications."One of the most dangerous and … [Read more...] about The Junkie in the O.R.
An overweight CEO stares disgustedly at the contract on his desk. “I’ve been looking over your green proposal,” he says to the employee sitting opposite him. “Should go over big with the tree-huggers. But the folks that I report to—they don’t eat granola.” “Why should I sign this?” he asks. “This plan could cut our energy costs by 40 percent,” says the employee. “And we spent 18 million dollars on energy last year,” she adds. Flowers suddenly burst forth all around the CEO, and little birds flitter around his head as sweet music starts to play. “Where do I sign?” he asks. This tongue-in-cheek TV commercial for IBM’s green initiative may poke a satirical finger at the green movement, but it does highlight a basic truth: going green often has little to do with the environment. The driving force behind many green initiatives is—you guessed it—money. Corporate culture change … [Read more...] about For the Money