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Grafix® Demonstrates Overwhelming Efficacy in Landmark Stem ...

Grafix® Demonstrates Overwhelming Efficacy in Landmark Stem Cell Study for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Grafix closes three times as many wounds as standard of care - the largest relative improvement ever reported in a multi-center, randomized, controlled clinical trial for DFU COLUMBIA, Md. - August 13,2013 - Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR), reported today that its multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of Grafix® to standard of care in patients with chronic diabetic foot ulcers had met the pre-specified stopping rules for overwhelming efficacy as determined by the data monitoring committee during a planned interim analysis. For the primary endpoint, 62% of patients receiving Grafix had complete wound closure compared to only 21% (p<0.0001) of patients who received conventional treatment for their wounds - a relative improvement of 191% and the largest ever reported from such a study. A total of 131 patients were enrolled with the interim analysis being conducted on the first 97 to complete the trial. The trial also reached statistical significance in favor of Grafix on all top-line secondary endpoints, demonstrating faster wound closure and a reduction in the number of treatments needed to achieve wound closure. In the crossover phase of the trial, patients whose wounds failed to close after 12 weeks of standard of care had an 80% closure rate when switched to Grafix. Importantly, patients randomized to receive standard of care were 74% more likely to experience an adverse event than those receiving Grafix (p=0.008). As a result, the blinded phase of the trial is being discontinued immediately and all patients randomized to the control arm will be offered treatment with Grafix. “Today, Osiris has established a new standard in diabetic wound care and has demonstrated to the world the tremendous impact stem cell products can have in medicine,” said C. Randal Mills, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer. “Diabetic foot ulcers afflict 25% of all diabetics and are responsible for more hospitalizations than any other diabetic complication. With 25 million diabetics in the United States, the cost to our health care system is enormous. Through this rigorous study we have shown that Grafix can heal more patients, in less time, and with fewer complications.”

Study shows stem cell therapy using a patient's own bone marrow ...

TIME study mirrors Late TIME trial in confirming autologous stem cells obtained from bone marrow are safe but do not further improve the recovery of heart function following a heart attack MINNEAPOLIS, MN – November 6, 2012 – Administering autologous stem cells obtained from bone marrow either 3 or 7 days following a heart attack did not improve heart function six months later, reports a new clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health. The results of this trial, called TIME (Transplantation In Myocardial Infarction Evaluation), were presented by Jay Traverse, MD of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the 2012 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association in Los Angeles. The results of this trial mirror a previous, related study (LateTIME) which found that autologous bone marrow stem cell therapy given 2-3 weeks after a heart attack did not improve cardiac recovery. Both TIME and LateTIME were carried out by the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN), sponsored by the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “The data presented by TIME do much to advance stem cell therapy research,” said Jay Traverse, MD of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and Principal Investigator of this study. “While this study did not provide a demonstrated cardiac benefit after six months, we still learned a great deal. Together, TIME and Late TIME have shown that stem cell therapy is safe, and they have set a baseline in terms of quantity of stem cells, type of stem cells, and severity of heart attack.” TIME enrolled 120 volunteers (avg. age 57) between July 2008 and February 2011; the participants all had moderate to severe impairment in their left ventricle and had undergone coronary stent placement as treatment for the heart attack. The participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups: day 3 stem cell, day 3 placebo (inactive cells), day 7 stem cell, or day 7 placebo. The CCTRN researchers developed a method of processing and purifying the stem cells from the bone marrow of each volunteer to ensure everyone received a uniform dose (150 million stem cells)...

US Back to School 2013 - Apple
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QUALIFYING LOCATIONS: Qualifying Products (as defined below) must be purchased from the U.S. Apple Online Store for Education Individuals, from a U.S. Apple Retail Store, by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE, or from an Apple Authorized Campus Store on the list at www.apple.com/promo/bts/participants.html (collectively, “Qualifying Locations”). iPhone devices must be purchased from Apple; Apple Authorized Campus Store iPhone purchases are not eligible. Only purchases made in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia are eligible. All shipments of Qualifying Products must be made to an address in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Orders for Qualifying Products from the U.S. Apple Online Store for Education Individuals or 1-800-MY-APPLE that are placed during the above promotion period and ship after the offer ends are eligible. EDUCATION INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE QUALIFICATIONS: Those eligible to purchase as Education Individuals include faculty, staff, students, and parents as follows: K–12: Any employee of a public or private K–12 institution in the United States is eligible. In addition, school board members who are currently serving as elected or appointed members are eligible. PTA or PTO executives currently serving as elected or appointed officers are eligible. Higher Education: Faculty and staff of higher education institutions; and students attending or accepted into a higher education institution are eligible. Higher Education Parents: Parents purchasing on behalf of their child, who is a student currently attending or accepted into a public or private higher education institution in the United States, are eligible. PRODUCT ELIGIBILITY: Only the following Apple products qualify for this promotion: Qualifying Apple Computers: iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro. Qualifying iPhone: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5.

11-inch MacBook Air (PDF) - Apple
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Date introduced June 10, 2013 Climate Change Greenhouse gas emissions have an impact on the planet’s balance of land, ocean, and air temperatures. Most of Apple’s corporate greenhouse gas emissions come from the production, transport, use, and recycling of its products. Apple seeks to minimize greenhouse gas emissions by setting stringent design-related goals for material and energy efficiency. The chart below provides the estimated greenhouse gas emissions for the 11-inch MacBook Air over its life cycle. Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 11-inch MacBook Air Recycling, 1% Transport, 5% The 11-inch MacBook Air is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact: Production, 75% Customer use, 19% • Arsenic-free display glass • Mercury-free LED-backlit display • Brominated flame retardant–free Total greenhouse gas emissions: 320 kg CO2e • PVC-free2 • Recyclable aluminum enclosure Meets ENERGY STAR® Version 5.2 requirements Achieves a Gold rating from EPEAT3 Energy Efficiency Because one of the largest portions of product-related greenhouse gas emissions results from actual use, energy efficiency is a key part of each product’s design. Apple products use powerefficient components, and software that intelligently powers them down during periods of inactivity. The result is that MacBook Air is energy efficient right out of the box. The 11-inch MacBook Air outperforms the stringent requirements of the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Computers Version 5.2. Using only 5.9W in idle with the display on, it consumes less power than any Mac, and consumes 49 percent less energy than the original MacBook Air. The following table details power consumed in different use modes. Power Consumption for 11-inch MacBook Air Mode 100V 115V 230V Off 0.18W 0.18W 0.26W Sleep 0.65W 0.66W 0.74W Idle—Display off / on

Associate Director Metro North Regional Employment Board Basic ...

Metro North Regional Employment Board Basic Function Provide overall professional support to the Executive Director and members of the Metro North Regional Employment Board; work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and REB members to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders and to implement REB policies, programs, and initiatives. Assist in the development and implementation of the Metro North strategic plan. Conduct data analysis, research, and evaluation as needed to support workforce development efforts in priority industries. Develop service plans and budgets to ensure successful grant performance. Act as a technical resource to workforce partners and other staff as needed. Assist in or lead efforts to identify and build career pathway tools corresponding to priority industries. Opportunity for growth within the organization for candidate with the right mix of skills and experience. Specific Duties 1. Assist in the development of industry sector partnership groups based on priority industries as identified in the strategic plan; engage partner organizations (employers, training providers/community colleges, career centers, community-based organizations) in these groups; prepare materials, facilitate meetings and provide staff support to industry groups, including preparing meeting summaries. 2. With other REB staff, identify key workforce development issues and opportunities, and research creative approaches/best practices within workforce development nationally, but also across disciplines, with a goal of potentially testing and implementing innovative solutions to workforce development problems. 3. Conduct supporting research, develop and write grant proposals in response to state and federal Requests for Proposals/SGAs; identify and apply for foundation grants to support REB initiatives/industry partnership activities. 4. Develop programmatic plans and budgets to support grant submissions; implement, manage, and track program and budgetary performance of successful submissions. 5. Work closely and effectively with funding sources and with Metro North employers, ...

Metro-North Railroad - MTA
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Safety & Security Department President J. Giulietti Chief Safety & Security Officer A.E. Kirsch Safety • District Safety & Security Officers • Industrial Hygiene • Safety Data Analysis • Hazard Analysis Emergency Management Security • Security Command Center (SCC) • Security Systems, Projects, & Technology • Pass Office • Emergency Planning • Fire Protection • Fire Command • Fire Brigades Incident Investigation • Accident Investigation and Reporting • Corrective Actions 2 MTA Metro-North Railroad Priority One Safety Program • Program Goals • Defined Roles & Responsibilities • Injury Reduction Targets • Senior Safety Working Group • Priority One Steering Team Objectives • Corporate Commitment o Safety Statement o 12 Essentials Elements • Line Managers • System Safety Program Plan • District Safety Working Group • General Safety Instructions • Local Safety Working Group • Corporate Health/Safety Policies • 24/7 Safety • Auditing • • • • • Training Efficiency Testing Job Safety Analysis Job Safety Briefings Safety Contacts • Recognition • Communication • Accountability • Metrics and Reporting • Safety Reviews • Incident Investigation • Compliance Programs • Department & Local Programs • Post-incident Management • Office Safety Training MTA Metro-North Railroad 3 Objectives 4 MTA Metro-North Railroad Standards & Policies: Safety Policy & Procedures • General Safety Instructions – Update to be published 1Q 2014 • System Safety Program Plan – Improved 2011 Plan based on FRA and APTA guidelines – Buy-In and acceptance from all departments and labor organizations – Expected 2Q 2014 revision of SSPP • Planned Policy & Procedure Updates for 2014 – Asbestos, Lead, Hearing Conservation, Respiratory Protection, Right to Know, Hearing Conservation, Bloodborne Pathogen Protection, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Fall Protection, Confined Space 5 MTA Metro-North Railroad

Meeting of the Metro-North Railroad Committee - MTA

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Meeting of the Metro-North Railroad Committee January 2014 Members J. Sedore, Chair F. Ferrer, MTA Vice Chairman J. Balian R. Bickford J. Blair N. Brown J. Kay S. Metzger C. Moerdler J. Molloy M. Pally A. Saul C. Wortendyke a Metropolitan Transportation Authority MEETING AGENDA METRO-NORTH RAILROAD COMMITTEE January 27,2014 - 8:30 a.m. 347 Madison Avenue Fifth Floor Board Room New York, NY AGENDA ITEMS PUBLIC COMMENTS PERIOD 1. Approval of Minutes - December 16, 2013 3 2. Approval of 2014 Work Plan 10 3. Procurements 16 • Non-Competitive 20 • Competitive 24 • Ratifications 32 4. President's Report • Safety 33 • • Operations 36 Financial 44 • • Ridership 67 Capital Program 78 5. MTA Police Report Date of next meeting: Monday, February 24,2014 at 8:30 AM 83 Minutes of the Regular Meeting Metro-North Committee Monday, December 16, 2013 Meeting Held at 347 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10017 8:30 a.m. The following members were present: Hon. Thomas F. Prendergast, Chairman & CEO, MTA Hon. Fernando Ferrer, Vice Chairman, MTA Hon. James L. Sedore, Jr., Co-Chaitman of the Committee Hon. Mitchell H. Pally, Co-Chairman of the Committee Hon. Andrew Albert Hon. Jonathan A. BalIan Hon. Robert C. Bickford Hon. James F. Blair Hon. Norman Brown Hon. Ira R. Greenberg Hon. Jeffrey A. Kay Hon. John J. Molloy Han. Susan G. Metzger Hon. Charles G. Moerdler Hon. David A. Paterson Han. Vincent Tessitore, Jr. Hon. Carl V. Wortendyke Not Present: Hon. Andrew M. Saul Also Present: Howard R. Pennut - President, Metro-North Railroad Helena Williams, President, Long T sland Rail Road Raymond Burney - Sr. Vice President, Administration Michael R. Coan - Chief, MfA Police Department Seth J. Cutnmins - Vice President and General Counsel Randall Fleischer - Senior Director, Business Development, Facilities and Marketing Anne Kirsch - Chief Safety and Security Officer Susan Doering - Vice President-Customer Service & Stations John Kesich- Acting Senior Vice President - Operations, Maintenance of Equipment Timothy McCarthy - Senior Director, Capital Programs Kim Porcelain - Vice President - Finance and Information Systems Michael Shiffer - Vice President - Operations Planning...

YMCA of Metro North Camp pre-interview for Camp Counselors.

YMCA of Metro North Camp pre-interview for Camp Counselors. As part of the pre-interview process please answer and submit the following questions below along with your employment application and resume (optional). You can use the provided space or submit typed answers. You can scan and email your paperwork to Gregg Ellenberg at gellenberg@metronorthymca.org or drop them off at the YMCA camp you are applying to. Once your responses are received, we will determine whether we feel that you would be a strong candidate for our camps. If so, we will contact you to set up an interview. Please note that there are mandatory training dates on Saturday, June 14th and Saturday, June 21st (Camp Eastman and Camp Sachem) that are required to work camp for the summer. The safety and well-being of our campers is of utmost importance. Before you can work at the YMCA of Metro North, you must undergo an intensive background check that includes but is not limited to an examination of your criminal history (a CORI and SORI check) and the National Sex Offender Registry; 4 references checked; two in person interviews; several hours of Child Abuse prevention training; and First Aid and CPR/AED certification. If you are not comfortable with this process, please seek employment elsewhere.

Metro North Regional Employment Board Strategic Plan FY 2013 ...

In the context of today’s changing fiscal landscape on both the state and federal level, the Metro North REB is entering a stage of development that is guided by new opportunities as well as challenges. As it moves forward, the REB must identify creative new approaches, consider diverse sources of funding, and streamline existing systems to optimize efficiency. In addition, undertaking a renewed philosophy of continuous improvement and innovation in program implementation will be crucial to adjusting approaches in workforce development to align with the ever-changing economy. Historically, the education and workforce development systems have been only sporadically, marginally, or indirectly connected to business needs. Although some components of the workforce development system (notably community-based training and employment programs), have a long history of aligning their training with strong employer partnerships, the K-12 and college education systems have been grounded in a philosophy of preparing people for life, by providing a broad, general education, and only targeting training to specific occupations later in the post-secondary experience. In addition, education and workforce development have struggled to keep up with changing technologies and trends in industry, often lacking critical information about where career opportunities exist and what skills and abilities are necessary to take advantage of those options. As a result, education and training are often disconnected from real-time employer needs, and as a result, unemployed youth and adults often lack the necessary skills to enter those jobs that do exist, creating a growing class of disconnected or never connected workers.

FINAL Deep Dive Report (S10-140310-003)[1] - Federal Railroad ...

On May 17, 2013, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, an accident occurred on Metro-North’s New Haven Line, when an eastbound Metro-North train of 8 cars, traveling 74 mph, derailed and came to rest on an adjacent track. Approximately 20 seconds later, a westbound Metro-North train on that adjacent track struck the derailed train. As a result of the accident, more than 50 people, some seriously injured, were hospitalized, rail operations were suspended, and millions in property damage occurred. • On May 28, 2013, a second accident occurred when a Metro-North train in West Haven, Connecticut, that was traveling 70 mph, struck and killed a Metro-North maintenance-ofway (MOW) employee who was part of a roadway work group performing railroad maintenance on a construction project. • On July 18, 2013, a third accident occurred when a CSX Transportation freight train derailed while traveling over Metro-North’s system. No one was injured, but property damage was significant. • On December 1, 2013, the fourth accident occurred when a Metro-North train of 7 cars traveling south from Poughkeepsie, New York, to Grand Central Terminal in New York City, derailed as it approached the Spuyten Duyvil Station. All cars derailed and the front cab came to rest close to the Harlem River. Four passengers were killed, and more than 70 were injured. Rail operations were suspended, and millions of dollars in property damage alone was sustained. On December 3, 2013, 2 days after the fourth and most serious of these accidents, FRA sent a letter to MTA expressing support for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s directive that MTA hold a safety stand-down, and directing Metro-North to implement a Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) (Appendix 2). Additionally, FRA issued Emergency Order 29 and Safety Advisory 2013-08. • Emergency Order 29, issued on December 6, 2013, required Metro-North to take immediate action to prevent excessive train speeds by identifying and prioritizing highrisk areas, modifying its existing signal system to ensure speed limits are obeyed, and 1 requiring a higher level of engagement and communication among operating crewmembers in areas in which major speed restrictions are in place. • Safety Advisory 2013-08, issued on December 10, 2013, urged railroads to provide additional training, increase the frequency of operational testing, and reinforced the importance of communication between crew members. The purpose was to ensure that all railroads adhere to Federal regulations and railroad operating rules regarding maximum authorized train speed limits. On December 16, 2013, FRA launched Operation Deep Dive, an assessment of Metro-North’s operations and safety compliance. More than 60 technical and human factor experts comprising 14 teams, conducted a 60-day comprehensive safety assessment of Metro-North. With assistance from the Federal Transit Administration, these experts reviewed and assessed Metro-North’s safety-related processes and procedures, its compliance with safety regulations and requirements, and its overall safety culture. In assessing Metro-North, the Deep Dive team evaluated:...

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