CU Professor Delbert Elliott To Edit National Report On Youth Violence

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 11, 2000 Delbert Elliott, professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been appointed scientific editor for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report to the Nation on Youth Violence. Elliott, a nationally recognized authority on violence prevention, will be among the authors of the report and also will be responsible for editing the report for scientific quality and merit. The report is due out at the end of the year. Elliott met with U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher and representatives from agencies in the National Institutes of Health to discuss the report in February. The Surgeon General’s report will collect a large amount of data and will involve major institutions including the American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Elliott said. Elliott has taught at CU-Boulder since 1967. He is a fellow and former president of the American Society of Criminology and is the co-author of several books on juvenile delinquency, drugs and mental health. An article in the Journal of Criminal Justice recently identified Elliott as the third most frequently cited scholar in American criminology journals in 1995. He also was ranked the seventh most cited scholar in American and international criminology and criminal justice journals in 1995, up from 14th in 1990. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence is coordinating the $1 million Safe Communities-Safe Schools initiative, which is offering safe school planning assistance to every school in Colorado. The center also is making its Blueprints for Violence Prevention series of model programs available to communities across the nation.last_img read more

Worst-Case Scenario

first_imgThe nexus is a communications system that has seen important enhancements since Sept. 11. Staffers watching the disasters unfold in New York and Washington that day began to poll Maryland hospitals, via voice and fax channels, to see if they were ready for more mass casualties in the region. The volume of communications soon choked the system. If local departments are overwhelmed, the state agencies can call in more ambulances, rescue teams, police and fire fighters under an interstate aid agreement. “I believe emergency planning is a never-ending loop,” Bass said. “There’s always a bigger ‘what if.’ I think we do well. As their counterparts elsewhere cope with earthquakes and tornadoes, the Marylanders charged with planning for the unimaginable say the state’s emergency response infrastructure, communications networks, first-responders and hospitals are much improved since the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Although ER crowding and the resulting diversion of ambulances away from the nearest hospital remain a problem here, data released last summer suggested it’s no longer getting worse, at least in Baltimore. That is not the case nationally, said Emory University’s Kellermann. “We weren’t as prepared as we thought we were,” said Susan K. Dohony, vice president for performance improvement at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. “What do you do when profoundly more people need health care than we can provide? … We’ve never had to face that,” said Dr. Robert R. Bass, executive director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services, which manages statewide emergency medical services day-to-day. MIEMSS is also working with the state on a new, statewide communication system using 700 MHz frequencies that TV broadcasters will vacate next year when they switch to digital transmissions. The challenge would be far greater if the disaster struck during an outbreak of seasonal flu. “We might not have any ICU [intensive care] beds in Baltimore,” Bass said. Plain hospital beds might be scarce, too. Dallas told the committee that we “only have a fraction of the potential health care and security personnel that we’ll need. A lot of people … will be on their own in the first 24 hours. There won’t be anyone there to help them.” Franklin Square Hospital, in eastern Baltimore County, has focused on catastrophes that could arise from nearby interstate highways, the Amtrak rail corridor, Baltimore’s chemical plants or the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Editor’s Note: How does your system compare to the one in Maryland? Read this story and comment below. Outside experts largely agree. The list of calamities that could send hundreds of casualties to Maryland hospitals is limited only by the human imagination. “Maryland has long been regarded as probably the exemplar in the country for understanding, valuing and organizing emergency medical services … and, very significantly, the state has not backed off from that commitment,” said Dr. Arthur L. Kellerman, associate dean for health policy at the Emory University School of Medicine. Mass burn casualties from, say, a plane crash or a terrorist’s bomb are another worry, Bass said. Improved fire safety engineering has reduced the number of burn cases, but also the number of available burn unit beds. Since then MIEMMS has developed and deployed an all-digital, Web-based network called “Facility Resources Emergency Database,” or FRED. Today, controllers can poll every hospital in the state for readiness and occupancy in 90 minutes, compared to the 24 hours the task once required. “Decontamination equipment, and personal protective equipment for our staff is key,” said Christine Hughes, the hospital’s emergency preparedness coordinator. Coupled with a statewide network of microwave towers and computer-controlled “trunking” technologies, Bass said, the new channels will allow Maryland to link the incompatible radio systems used by law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals, public health services, public works and highway crews. Franklin Squareis considering additional negative pressure and decontamination capacity a new patient-care tower scheduled for completion in 2010, Hughes said. It also has portable equipment available to convert existing space to such purposes. MIEMSS can alert emergency rooms to incoming ambulances or helicopters, or warn hospitals and health departments of emerging threats, from flu to tainted heroin. “The amount of information, and the number of folks we can send out to, went up exponentially,” Bass said. “But … you can’t have a plan for everything. You try to identify the most likely scenarios, and plan for those.”[email protected] “By and large … hospitals are in an aggressive state of denial about access to emergency care, crowding and diversions,” he said. Meanwhile, local disaster planners and hospitals are bringing emergency operations into conformity with state and federal guidelines. If a high-rise building collapses in downtown Baltimore, city police and firefighters would establish a command structure at the scene, while MIEMSS would instruct hospitals to launch their emergency plans. Maryland pioneered the system in the late 1960s. The state has tested, improved and used it every day since then, Bass said. “You have to be able to function well day-to-day to be able to ramp up when something bad happens.”center_img Maryland’s safety net is a complex web of state, county and local agencies, hospitals, private companies and nonprofits. Bass’ agency — known as MIEMSS – plays a central role. Staff in its downtown Baltimore control center already gather information from incident scenes and waiting hospitals, then coordinate the dispatch and destinations of ambulances and MedEvac helicopters. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene would open its command center on West Preston Street. Its job might include ensuring sufficient cold storage for bodies and mental health support for firstresponders as well as vaccines, respirators, power and water for hospitals. “Candidly, that is one of our Achilles heels,” he said. At the same time, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) would activate its Emergency Operations Center in Reisterstown, providing a central location for state and local agencies, utilities and the Red Cross. MEMA could also manage the acquisition of cranes, bulldozers and other heavy equipment needed to deal with wreckage. The department also is continuing to enroll and train doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists and other providers for the state’s Medical Resources Corps, which would deploy full-time, part-time, retired, or on-leave personnel as needed. The federal government has insisted that hospitals throughout the United States re-evaluate and address their vulnerabilities in the wake of Sept. 11. Infectious isolation rooms and burn-unit beds are not abundant here. And radiation decontamination facilities are slow. All could quickly be overwhelmed by a major disaster. BALTIMORE– A bomb explodes. An airliner crashes. Fire engulfs an office tower. “A lot of those patients might have to be distributed to other [more distant] burn centers,” he said. Hospitals without burn units might be asked to improvise space for burn care. The hospital has stockpiled radiation detectors and drugs and improved training. The first drill with the new decontamination room was held in December. “You empty the beds that you can” and prepare to expand treatment areas into hallways, cafeterias and even nearby schools if necessary, said Frank Monius, assistant vice president for administration at the Maryland Hospital Association.. Last fall, Calvert Memorial completed renovations to its emergency department, including a dedicated entrance where people injured in a nuclear accident at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant can be decontaminated before treatment. Even so, he said, “we’ve got to continue to look at scenarios and at how to improve things, and we’ve got to do that every day.” But worrisome vulnerabilities remain, they concede. A radioactive “dirty bomb,” a bioterrorist attack or even an outbreak of pandemic flu would add huge numbers and complexity to the management of our worst nightmares. “We needed more information, more quickly, about what their status was, and they wanted more information about what was going on, and what was expected from them,” Bass recalled. Another is crowded emergency rooms that back up regularly under normal conditions because there are too few beds available to receive patients admitted through the ER. Cham E. Dallas, director of the Institute for Health Management and Mass Destruction Defense at the University of Georgia, told the committee that such a blast near the White House would kill 100,000 people, seriously injure and burn another 150,000, and put 100,000 in immediate need of decontamination. Of course, a truly cataclysmic event, such as the detonation of a small nuclear device as envisioned in recent testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security, would likely overwhelm state and local plans and demand a federally-led response. Short of a calamity on that scale, Maryland’s disaster planners say their plans are flexible enough to deal with the most likely events the future may throw at them. Disaster planners acknowledge they still face vulnerabilities. For example, Bass worries about the limited capacity of negative-pressure isolation rooms, designed to prevent the escape of toxic or infectious agents. When disaster strikes, hospitals may have to convert space inside the hospital or in nearby schools or hotels to provide patient care. Some people may be have to be cared for at home. That does not minimize the state’s challenge, Bass said. “A mass-casualty, major incident is a scary deal. But in terms of our ability to handle it, I feel comfortable. We’re probably as prepared as any state, and I would argue better than a whole lot of others.” “In the span of a day, we could activate 500 ambulances,” Bass said. Volunteer medical teams mobilized under the National Disaster Medical System could be transported to Baltimore with their equipment within 48 to 72 hours.last_img read more

Famed San Francisco Paramedics Association Shuts Down Operations

first_imgMembers of the San Francisco EMS community were recently rocked by the announcement that the famed San Francisco Paramedics Association (SFPA) would close at the end of June. The swift and sudden announcement left many in the region wondering what happened to the progressive organization and what would take its place in the future. Sawicki says he and another consultant are working with the current staff to close the SFPA, which is a 501c3 nonprofit. Exactly what happened to the SFPA is a source of speculation within the community. The organization’s Facebook page, now closed, began the year on a positive note suggesting big things were planned. The organization has been around for 31 years and served as a source of classes for paramedics and EMTs in the area. On a larger scale, the SFPA was also a vocal EMS advocate, and some say this is what will be missed most. “SFPA was a truly exceptional organization with truly exceptional and committed instructors,” wrote contributor Paul S. in a June 14, 2014, post. “They performed a great public service and will be greatly missed. I just hope some of the instructors might be able to continue teaching locally.” “I think everybody is pretty shell-shocked from it,” says Ed Sawicki, NREMT-P, a consultant brought in to help close out the operation. “A lot of people are surprised and devastated. It’s a loss to the community. It’s like having a child or a mentor not there.” “It does leave a substantial gap,” says Sawicki, “and we’re unsure how it’s going to be filled.” “They’ve had their moments like any other association,” Sawicki says. “This is something that accumulated over the last year, unbeknownst to the board.” Sawicki, who in the past has served as an instructor and an SFPA board member, says he was brought in to help with “the process of going out of business.” He declined to discuss specific issues that led to the closing, saying there were “a number” of different factors. He did note that increased fees to provide courses from the American Heart Association caused some financial challenges. Although there are other organizations in the area providing classes–and others are expected to emerge in the wake of the SFPA closing–the change has people wondering what’s next. No matter the reason for closing, the move was a surprise to outsiders who relied on classes there. Reviews on Yelp were overwhelmingly positive. “It is with extreme regret and heartfelt sadness that we announce the SFPA is closing its doors on June 30, 2014,” the organization’s officials said in a message on its website, which also noted all classes scheduled through December were canceled. Based on the the latest documents filed in 2012 for the organization at, the organization posted total revenues of $1,330,279 against expenses of $1,294,287. More Training from read more

Could Ravens Coach John Harbaugh be Cleveland Bound for the Browns as Coach in 2019?

first_imgThe Cleveland Browns will be in search of a new head coach after this season and according to Jason La Canfora of, John Harbaugh would be a “natural” fit. Harbaugh has been the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens since 2008 but sources have told La Canfora that the Ravens and Harbaugh are looking to mutually part ways after the season.The long time Ravens head coach has a 98-71 overall record but apparently the Ravens are looking to move on from Harbaugh. Since winning the Super Bowl over brother Jim and the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, he has a 44-45 record. Here’s a quick passage from La Canfora’s article.“Harbaugh would be a natural fit in Cleveland, the only team currently committed to a 2019 coaching search, as an Ohio native who grew up a Browns fan and played at Miami of Ohio (it’s worth noting when Reid left the Eagles he hired John Dorsey, current Browns GM, as his GM in Kansas City). In recent years several NFL owners and college athletic directors have done their due diligence on Harbaugh, with the perception that his time in Baltimore might be waning. He will be in high demand whenever that comes to pass.”For those that don’t know, Harbaugh coached defensive backs with the Eagles while Andy Reid was the head coach. If the Browns did decide to hire Harbaugh it would be ironic and fitting for a Ravens coach to come to Cleveland and lead the Browns back to prosperity. Michael Rodgers Related TopicsBrownsJohn Harbaughlast_img read more

Man United ‘slowly but surely’ realising player’s asking price is too…

first_imgIt seems that until Chris Smalling finds himself a new club or publicly says he’ll be staying at Manchester United next season, the saga surrounding his future will continue. Back in England after his loan with AS Roma came to an end just before the Europa League, the centre-back is currently waiting to see what happens.Manchester United would ideally like to sell him for a price of €20m+, but, as Gazzetta dello Sport point out on Monday, they are ‘slowly but surely’ realising that €20m + €5m in bonuses is ‘in reality’ a fee ‘difficult to bring in’.That’s because few are willing to pay that much, much like AS Roma were, which opens the door for some negotiations in the near future.Embed from Getty ImagesGazzetta point out United could go talk to Smalling, and potentially the Serie A club as well, because the defender ‘has already made his choice’, which is to return to Rome ‘quickly’.He’s even prepared to sacrifice some more money to do so, and with all that in mind, Roma, fresh from their takeover, ‘will return to the fore with the Red Devils and this time are convinced to make it’.They might do so with another ‘paid loan with a mandatory option to buy in 2021’, but it all depends whether or not a richer club, perhaps like Inter, come knocking beforehand with more money to please Ed Woodward.The clock may have already started ticking for Dan Friedkin and Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoNessa HearingPeople in Singapore Born Before 1965 Eligible for Free Hearing Aid TrialNessa HearingUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.Undolast_img read more

Spring Lake boys lacrosse team defeats Penn on Tuesday in Indiana

first_img Displayed poorly Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … Not relevant Mail Share LocalSportsJournal.comThe Spring Lake boys lacrosse team traveled to South Bend, Indiana on Tuesday to face Penn High School.The Lakers came away with an 8-6 victory over Penn to improve to a 2-2 record on the season.Spring Lake jumped out to 2-0 lead after the first quarter, led 5-3 at halftime and had an 8-4 advantage after three quarters before holding on for the win.The Lakers were paced by Dominik Molotky, Gavin Alban and Colby Brown with two goals apiece, while Max White and Nate Nass each had one tally.Ishiah Griswold, Brown and White also chipped in with an assist for Spring Lake.The Lakers will return home on Friday night to host Rockford. $14.99 Ads by Amazon × (1461) Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Bestseller Report a problem This item is… DEAL OF THE DAY Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… (8187) 0 × DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive $59.99 (35539) Other × ENDS IN $0.00 Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… $26.86$49.99 DEAL OF THE DAY $0.00 Inappropriate / Offensive × Other Bestseller Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $0.00 The League Displayed poorly Not relevant Bestseller $3.99 Inappropriate / Offensive Other ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly × Report a problem This item is… (1009) DEAL OF THE DAY Share DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… NBC Sports A Warrior’s Heart Displayed poorly Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller ENDS IN ENDS IN (1862) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… × Fox Sports Go Report a problem This item is… Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant Bestseller Shop Now DEAL OF THE DAY × (33138) (124) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly × Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Displayed poorly Bestseller Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Other Shares (22) Other $15.29$17.99 Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

Wright gets hot as Phoenix stuns Meralco

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRookie Matthew Wright found his touch late and Phoenix came back to beat Meralco, 94-90, in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Wright fired 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, where the shorthanded Fuel Masters rallied from double digits.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts, who led by as much as 12, 71-59, slipped to 2-3 despite drawing a career-high 24 points from rookie Jonathan Grey.Wright, the Fil-Canadian swingman, scored 10 points inside the last four minutes including Phoenix’s last three points all coming at the free throw line in the final 30 seconds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports MOST READ We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Tanduay happy with PBA D-League Draft haul As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Senators to proceed with review of VFA Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine “I’m just relieved. We lost last two games by an average of 31 points. It was like sleepless nights for all of us,” said Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia, whose squad improved to 3-3.“But I just challenged the guys. Halfway point of the conference, we just have to be thankful that we’re 2-3 because the way we’re playing we could have been 0-5.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThe Fuel Masters played without their two key veterans in JC Intal and Willie Wilson.“The guys stepped up with JC and Willie out tonight,” said Vanguardia. “Willie had amoebiasis even during our game against Star and he suffered from numbness due to complications with his meds while JC has a bruised rib.” View commentslast_img read more

Alien Swirling Saucers Full Ride Through + Video

first_imgShare This!Last week, I uploaded a ride through of Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. So many of you commented telling me how similar the attraction is to Alien Swirling Saucers, found in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.So this week,  I thought it would be fun to post a ride through featuring the green aliens so we could compare the two.Enjoy!After seeing both ride throughs, which attraction would you rather experience?last_img

Empowerment paddling in Knysna

first_img17 August 2005The Paddle Cruiser, South Africa’s only paddle-driven ship – and the Western Cape coastal town of Knysna’s newest tourist attraction – is proving a model for black economic empowerment.“We knew from the start that the vessel would have to be managed by a crew of highly skilled and dedicated people,” says William Smith, director of the Featherbed Company, which owns and operates the Paddle Cruiser.“But the problem was that South Africa had never had a vessel like this one – so we had to train new people from scratch.“We recruited and began training the boat’s managers – the men who would become its skippers – while it was still under construction,” says Smith. “Because we’re good corporate citizens, we made sure the successful candidates came from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.”Neither Floyd Herwels nor Stanley van Rooyen had had any maritime experience when they started with the Featherbed Company, but both have taken to life afloat with gusto.“I applied for the job because I wanted a change from the admin work I was doing for an insurance company,” says Van Rooyen. “And I took it on because it was a challenge.“Our training took nearly two years and earned me a Class 6 port operations license – a qualification recognised around the world.”Van Rooyen and Herwels are now equipped to take responsibility for the safety and smooth operation of the vessel and for the comfort of its passengers. This they do at least twice a day, almost every day of the year.The Paddle Cruiser experienceBuilt over a period of 18 months by Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing and launched in Cape Town in October 2003, the Paddle Cruiser was delivered to Knysna by sea.The boat is 22.7 metres long, 7.5 metres wide in the beam and has a draft of 1.4 metres. Her propellers are powered by twin Caterpillar 3056 turbodiesel engines. Electrical energy for the paddles – the boat can make four knots on its paddles alone – is supplied by two 70kVA generators.“The Paddle Cruiser has become a must-do attraction in Knysna,” says Featherbed marketing manager Debbie Stanley, “and a popular fine dining experience.“A team of top chefs prepare Mediterranean style meals: a limited Tapas menu at lunch time and an extensive hot and cold Tapas buffet at dinner. The boat is becoming increasingly popular for functions, product launches and – a trend we didn’t expect – as an unusual conference venue.”In addition to the Paddle Cruiser, the Featherbed Company operates the John Benn and Three Legs cruise boats – as well as catamaran sailing – on the Knysna lagoon, and offers visits to the Featherbed Nature Reserve at the river reporterlast_img read more

AWS and Intel Are Enabling IoT Insights in the Power and Utilities Industry

first_imgThe power and utilities industry is undergoing an evolution. More and more consumers across the globe are taking a hands-on role with their residential energy. Not only are they installing simple, do-it-yourself energy-management devices, such as smart thermostats and smart light bulbs, but they are also demanding better services from their utility providers. Consumers want more choice, optimization, and predictability in their energy usage.Using Intel® architecture, energy customers will now participate in an energy model where they can control the energy used in their homes. This changes the system in some dramatic—and positive—ways.Power and utility companies can respond to this shift from regulated, centralized, and steady to clean, intelligent, distributed, and consumer-driven energy generation by capturing the value of edge IoT devices. If done right, it can be a significant economic opportunity for power and utilities executives.The AWS and Intel CollaborationExecutives can capture more value from edge devices and strengthen relationships with their customers by taking advantage of powerful solutions from two of the biggest names in IoT technology: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel. The two companies, longtime collaborators, are launching power and utilities initiatives with the aim of improving customer experiences and boosting energy efficiency.Intel has designed their solutions with mass adoption in mind, supporting simple integration of services from a range of vendors through a multi-tenant services architecture. We balance performance, function, thermal, and cost demands with Intel Atom® processors and Intel® Cyclone® FPGA offerings, and optimize demand/response across the grid and effectively manage loads during peak times through Intel® Energy Collective Optimization software.Extracting Insights and Cutting CostsAWS and Intel® solutions—including analytics, voice services, and security technologies—provide power and utility companies the opportunity to radically change their business. For example, they will be able to gain insights into consumer usage and preference, optimize their services based on that insight, and thus improve customer engagement.Other benefits and capabilities:Ingest heterogenous IoT datasets and extract data insights from the grid to enable demand flexibility and load demand/response management.Aggregate the energy flexibility of everyday devices to integrate distributed energy sources such as wind and solar, helping reduce marginal energy costs.Improve equipment monitoring and management, lowering downtime, by processing data faster and acting on it in real time.By implementing AWS and Intel® technologies, power and utility companies can stay at the front of their industry’s evolution with secure, compliant, and cost-effective solutions that help maintain and improve relationships with customers.Intel’s role as a distributed grid architecture provider is growing. We’re excited to participate in these changes to the energy industry. Soon we’ll see smarter homes, smarter consumers, and more competitive energy providers around the globe.Join the AWS and Intel teams at European Utility Week.Read more about power and utility companies working with AWS and Intel at get started, contact us at [email protected] or visit more about Intel in Energy at read more