Psychological resilience

BACK TO SCHOOL IN A PANDEMIC - New National Study Includes 50-City Review of School Systems 'Beating the Odds' for Black, Latino, and Low-Income Students

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 6:45pm

The report, entitled"Resilience: Will Urban Schools that Beat the Odds Continue to Do So During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Key Points: 
  • The report, entitled"Resilience: Will Urban Schools that Beat the Odds Continue to Do So During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
  • ", showcases specific urban school systems that are substantially out-performing statistical predictions based on their student populations.
  • "Even before this pandemic, too many students have faced long odds of success at school--especially African-American children.
  • When focusing on African-American students, Newark, Boston, and New Orleans have the highest share of students attending beat-the-odds schools.

Telecoms & Broadband in 2020: Consumers' Attitudes Change due to COVID-19 Lockdown, Valuing the Reliability of Their Connection Over Speed

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:30pm

With lockdown measures keeping people in their homes, digital infrastructure became increasingly essential as people began to move their lives online.

Key Points: 
  • With lockdown measures keeping people in their homes, digital infrastructure became increasingly essential as people began to move their lives online.
  • The increase in the numbers of people working, learning and socializing from home has led to a change in customer attitudes with more customers valuing the reliability of their connection over speed.
  • Analysts predict that customers will continue to prioritize reliability post COVID-19 and telecoms operators may look to make improvements to network resilience in order to meet their expectations.
  • Telecoms operators were quick to make adjustments for customers facing financial difficulties during the COVID-19 crisis and this influenced positive customer opinions.

Nokia announces generational step in data center networking; new OS and tools give cloud builders unprecedented ability to adapt, automate and scale

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 5:00pm

Applications are easily integrated through modern tools like gRPC (remote procedure call) and protobuf, with no recompiling, no language limitations and no dependencies.

Key Points: 
  • Applications are easily integrated through modern tools like gRPC (remote procedure call) and protobuf, with no recompiling, no language limitations and no dependencies.
  • Nokia FSP provides the set of tools cloud builders need to implement intent and policy-based operation of the network.
  • The combined solution provides the openness, flexibility, robustness and automation to make data center and cloud environments easier to scale, adapt and operate.
  • Nokias data center switching portfolio delivers massive scale and resilience, providing a strong foundation for data center and cloud networking.

Ritchie Bros. Simplifies Disaster Recovery and Builds IT Resilience with Zerto

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:00pm

Zerto , an industry leader for IT resilience, today announced that Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and disposition company, has modernized its disaster recovery (DR) and strengthened its IT resilience with Zerto.

Key Points: 
  • Zerto , an industry leader for IT resilience, today announced that Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and disposition company, has modernized its disaster recovery (DR) and strengthened its IT resilience with Zerto.
  • Ritchie Bros. uses Zerto to protect their mission critical applications, as well as containerized applications.
  • Were delighted that Ritchie Bros. is using Zerto for DR, data migration, and protection across both servers and containerized applications to build IT resilience.
  • By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed.

Hexaware Launches COCO - Unified Teams Bot for Improved Employee Experiences & Seamless Return to Workplaces

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:47am

Hexaware also recognizes the market need to build and foster cloud resilience to ensure preparedness and optimized responses in the event of recurring contingencies.

Key Points: 
  • Hexaware also recognizes the market need to build and foster cloud resilience to ensure preparedness and optimized responses in the event of recurring contingencies.
  • Hexaware, a Microsoft Gold Partner, delivers differentiated offerings across the Microsoft cloud ecosystem, and designs solutions and strategies that help boost teamwork, and improve employee productivity and enhance employee experience.
  • Rupesh Mithani, VP, Transform Customer Experiences Practice, Hexawaresaid, "COCO was born out of the necessity for delivering world class experiences for today's Work from Anywhere employees.
  • We have also equipped COCO with COVID-19 health assessment capabilities, powered by the Microsoft Healthcare Bot service, which will help ensure a more seamless return to the workplace".

Hexaware Launches COCO - Unified Teams Bot for Improved Employee Experiences & Seamless Return to Workplaces

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:46am

Hexaware also recognizes the market need to build and foster cloud resilience to ensure preparedness and optimized responses in the event of recurring contingencies.

Key Points: 
  • Hexaware also recognizes the market need to build and foster cloud resilience to ensure preparedness and optimized responses in the event of recurring contingencies.
  • Hexaware, a Microsoft Gold Partner, delivers differentiated offerings across the Microsoft cloud ecosystem, and designs solutions and strategies that help boost teamwork, and improve employee productivity and enhance employee experience.
  • Rupesh Mithani, VP, Transform Customer Experiences Practice, Hexawaresaid, "COCO was born out of the necessity for delivering world class experiences for today's Work from Anywhere employees.
  • We have also equipped COCO with COVID-19 health assessment capabilities, powered by the Microsoft Healthcare Bot service, which will help ensure a more seamless return to the workplace".

Resilience Capital Partners Portfolio Company CR Brands Completes Sale Of Leading Laundry Brands To Scott's Liquid Gold

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, CR Brands is an innovative consumer packaged goods company with a portfolio of affordable household cleaning and laundry products with superior performance qualities.

Key Points: 
  • Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, CR Brands is an innovative consumer packaged goods company with a portfolio of affordable household cleaning and laundry products with superior performance qualities.
  • After acquiring CR Brands in 2012, Resilience brought in new leadership and implemented an ambitious growth plan that concentrated on growing the company's differentiated niche brands.
  • "The CR Brands team has successfully positioned Biz and Dryel for growth under their new ownership," said Bassem Mansour, co-CEO of Resilience Capital Partners.
  • Jones Day served as legal counsel, and BellMark Partners, LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor, to Resilience Capital Partners and CR Brands.

Biotricity Shows Continued Growth through its Preliminary Year-End Guidance and Provides Calendar Second Quarter Update

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:00pm

This guidance is being provided in advance of filing audited results within its 10-K, which it anticipates filing prior to July 15, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • This guidance is being provided in advance of filing audited results within its 10-K, which it anticipates filing prior to July 15, 2020.
  • Biotricity has achieved milestones during its fiscal 2020, including:
    Increased Market Penetration: Biotricity expanded its customer base and its geographic footprint quarter over quarter by expanding into 6 more states.
  • We have been impressed by the resilience of our business model, as we continued to show strong growth during the previous quarter, despite the impact of COVID-19, said John Ayanoglou, Biotricitys Chief Financial Officer.
  • Our performance and the growth in our business reflect the trust that physicians have in using Bioflux.

GENEDGE Leverages Federal CARES Act Appropriation to Accelerate Statewide Response for Reshoring Critical Industries in Virginia

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:50am

This grant will support GENEDGE and its partnering agencies as they initiate a two-year program to invest nearly $4.5 million in strengthening Virginia manufacturing statewide.

Key Points: 
  • This grant will support GENEDGE and its partnering agencies as they initiate a two-year program to invest nearly $4.5 million in strengthening Virginia manufacturing statewide.
  • The GO Virginia Economic Resilience and Recovery Program was established in April 2020 by the GO Virginia State Board.
  • This is the first statewide program supporting provisions to back strategic initiatives in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Unfortunately, the global supply chain had collapsed so our strategy included a significant effort to identify and support Virginia PPE industry development.

LSU CS Professor Studies COVID-19 Disparities on Social Media

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 5:00pm

The problem is much of this vital information can be inaccurate, leaving people to ignore advice from public officials.

Key Points: 
  • The problem is much of this vital information can be inaccurate, leaving people to ignore advice from public officials.
  • For this reason, LSU Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Kisung Lee and LSU Environmental Sciences Professor Nina Lam are evaluating how a population reacts to multiple sources of information, hoping to eliminate disparities in the messaging.
  • The tweets and entities will be classified for relevance (individual, organization, or bot) with derived age and location.
  • This project will provide insight for targeting effective public messaging by public health and government officials during a crisis and ultimately improve disaster resilience.