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Plus500 says frozen accounts hurt revenues

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapTop 10 Fried Chicken Spots in the U.S.GayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapAdrian Grenier Agrees That Nate Is the ‘Real Villain’ in ‘The Devil WearsThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Stars Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace on Nailing ThoseThe Wrap THE PAIN continues for Plus500, the troubled spreadbetting firm that saw thousands of its trading accounts frozen in May so to comply with UK anti-money-laundering rules. Unsurprisingly, in a half year trading update to 30 June, the firm yesterday said revenues in the second quarter were lower than same quarter in 2014 due to a combination of quieter markets and the temporary suspension.Plus500 said the second skilled person’s final report on its UK’s existing customers was issued to the City watchdog on 3 July which covered reviews of a sample of trades and other transactions in a number of areas, all of which received satisfactory results.However the Plus500 group continues to be subject of a high level of regulatory scrutiny, it said.The board said it expects margins to be lower for the full year, but profits to be in line with 2014. Share whatsapp center_img whatsapp Plus500 says frozen accounts hurt revenues by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsBuzzdaily WinnersCasinos Don’t Expect You To Do This; But They Can’t Stop You.Buzzdaily Winners Express KCS Thursday 9 July 2015 9:06 pmlast_img read more

‘Neglected diseases’ are anything but neglected by the billion-plus people living with them

first_imgFirst Opinion‘Neglected diseases’ are anything but neglected by the billion-plus people living with them By Jerome H. Kim Jan. 4, 2019 Reprints Privacy Policy [email protected] In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has a tropical disease program that grants a priority review voucher for a future (unspecified) product if a company licenses a vaccine against a particular poverty-associated infectious disease. These vouchers can be traded, and can have a value in the hundreds of millions of dollars. This is a start, but it hasn’t solved the problem.Even for vaccines whose development has been substantially funded by philanthropy, such as GlaxoSmithKline’s malaria vaccine, the in-kind, opportunity, and delay-associated costs are risks borne by pharma with only a halo effect as an incentive. I am not defending multinational pharmaceutical companies, but we must recognize that they have a number of global health vaccines in early development they have decided not to proceed further with. Instead, they wait in company freezers.Is this simply a lack of leadership? The horrors of Ebola led to a realization that the timely development of vaccines for particular epidemic diseases was impossible without a coordinated, international effort. Out of this was born the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, which launched in 2017 at the World Economic Forum with support from countries such as Norway, Germany, Britain, Japan, and India, and from philanthropic foundations such as the Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. The coalition’s fund initially targeted vaccines for three diseases with outbreak potential — Middle East respiratory syndrome, Lassa fever, and Nipah — and it now has pledges of more than $740 million.Neglected diseases should not be victims. They must find a voice to attract leadership, advocacy, and funding so we can put PAID to solving these pressing global health needs. One useful strategy would be to prioritize and incentivize the development of vaccines for diseases that are a bigger problem in developing countries but that could also be useful in high-income countries.Health policy experts, politicians, CEOs, philanthropists, and others must step up and be the voice of the neglected. We know the problem and we have the solution in our hearts, our minds, and our wallets.Jerome Kim, M.D., is the director general of the International Vaccine Institute, a South Korea-based nonprofit international organization devoted to the discovery, development, and delivery of vaccines for global health. Jerome H. Kim Tags global healthNeglected DiseasesVaccines I dislike the term “neglected tropical diseases.” This collection of communicable diseases is neglected — a pejorative term — only by countries unaffected by them. They aren’t neglected by the 1 billion or more individuals afflicted with them, the millions who die from them, or the countries in which they live.The World Health Organization initially listed 13 diseases as “neglected.” Gaining consensus around what constitutes these diseases is as difficult as pronouncing dracunculiasis, schistosomiasis, or chromoblastomycosis. What’s more, there are diseases that kill tens or hundreds of thousands of people every year that don’t make the list, like hepatitis E, which kills 70,000 pregnant women a year, and group A streptococcus (the cause of strep throat), which kills 500,000 people a year.Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has argued that many of the neglected diseases aren’t exclusively “tropical” or even relegated to developing countries: dengue and Chagas disease have certainly been problems in the United States.advertisement Related: Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Related:center_img Group A streptococcus kills 500,000 people a year. NIAID via AP 3 global health challenges to watch in 2019 Given the wide variety of these diseases, their symptoms, and the populations they affect, there is no face, no poster child that can be used to excite the sympathy of donors, engage the imagination of funders, or raise the specter of global contagion.At the most basic level, the global health community isn’t certain of the magnitude of some of these diseases. Does hepatitis E kill 70,000 people a year (the most widely quoted estimate) or 10,000 a year (the estimate provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation)? Does schistosomiasis kill 12,000 people a year or 200,000?There isn’t consensus on how to prioritize work against poverty-associated infectious diseases. Should we pick low-hanging fruit such as guinea worm, which now afflicts a small number of people (30 cases worldwide) but is nearing eradication, or should we focus on non-typhoidal salmonella that may kill 680,000 this year?If these diseases affected developed countries, incentives would exist for companies to develop new diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines. There would be funding to understand the critical elements of disease transmission and to implement effective prevention and control programs. An alternative designation, poverty-associated infectious diseases (PAID), better captures the essence of this hodgepodge. But it doesn’t do much to help define, prioritize, fund, and create incentives for action to reduce the burden of PAID around the world.What should be done to remedy this systematic failure, including the failure to promptly develop vaccines, the most cost-effective approach to infectious diseases and an essential part of the comprehensive solution to these diseases?advertisement About the Author Reprints Please enter a valid email address. @drjeromekim1 Leave this field empty if you’re human: It seems remarkable that the G-FINDER public search tool, a source of information on research funding, indicates that $1 billion is spent each year on neglected tropical disease research. Yet 80 percent of that funding goes to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, short-changing the other poverty-associated infectious diseases. Group A streptococcal disease, for example, received around $1 million in 2016 despite causing 500,000 deaths each year.Incentives are the complement to government research funding. If the U.S. National Institutes of Health funding pushes innovation, the promise of a “big vaccine” — and with it the creation of shareholder value — serves as a lure. If major vaccine companies were given sufficient incentives, including the removal of risk-related disincentives, to develop vaccines for Mali or South Sudan, perhaps solutions would already be at hand for schistosomiasis.Remarkable vaccines now exist against diseases like rotavirus diarrhea and cervical cancer that are problems in high-income as well as low-income countries. Getting those new products into vaccination programs has been a real achievement. But can we now flip the model and develop new vaccines against diseases that are a bigger problem in developing countries that might also be useful in high-income countries as well?From a pharmaceutical company’s perspective, it may cost $500 million to $1 billion to develop a vaccine, and only 1 in 10 new vaccines eventually reach the commercial market. In short, vaccines are expensive to develop and have a high risk of failure. That investment of time and money may pay off for a vaccine against pneumonia — Pfizer’s Prevenar brought in nearly $6 billion in 2017 — but it doesn’t for vaccines against dysentery, strep throat, or schistosomiasis that afflict people whose average income is less than a dollar a day. Priority review vouchers for tropical disease drugs simply aren’t working last_img read more

How much? Pharma copay cards are increasing costs for private Canadian insurers

first_img What is it? Pharma How much? Pharma copay cards are increasing costs for private Canadian insurers Adobe By Ed Silverman Nov. 11, 2019 Reprints About the Author Reprints Amid ongoing criticism of discount cards for prescription medicines, a new study finds these marketing tools increased costs for private insurers in Canada by 46% because patients were not motivated to pursue lower-cost generics.The analysis examined 2.8 million prescriptions for 89 different drugs for which brand-name discount cards were available between September 2014 and September 2017. Of nearly 940,000 claims filed with private insurers, $69.4 million was paid out compared with roughly $47.7 million for a mix of equivalent generics, a difference of $21.7 million, or 46%. For each prescription, this amounted to an extra $23.09. GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included?center_img Ed Silverman Tags drug pricingSTAT+ @Pharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. [email protected] Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.last_img read more

Australian regulator warns of online security breaches

The ASIC reports that it is working with online brokerage firms to help clients who have been impacted. And, it says it’s also working with other authorities “to identify the source of the intrusions and pursuing a line of enquiry consistent with similar incidents in overseas markets”. For investors, the ASIC recommends that clients of online brokers check their transaction history, change their passwords, and ensure their computer virus software is up-to-date, as soon as possible. It also suggests that investors do this regularly. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media NASAA approves model act for establishing restitution funds Related news Keywords Discount brokerages,  Investor protection,  Australia James Langton Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Australian securities regulators are advising investors to review their online account security after authorities uncovered security breaches in online trading accounts. The Australian Securities & Investments Commission is calling on investors that use online brokers to urgently review their account security. “During regular surveillance of the Australian financial markets, [the] ASIC has become aware of several stockbroking account intrusions involving unauthorized access and trading,” it says. OSC finalizes DSC ban Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Information Minister Lauds Members of PAJ

first_imgRelatedInformation Minister Lauds Members of PAJ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has lauded members of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ), for the contributions they have made to the nation, and the integral role they have played in keeping Jamaicans informed.She noted they have always made their country and profession proud, as they seek to inform the public on issues affecting the island.Miss Grange was speaking, yesterday (July 2), at the launch of the 65th anniversary celebrations of the PAJ, at the association’s headquarters in Kingston.The Minister implored members of the association to involve more young persons in the organization, in an effort to ensure its sustainability.“I think it is extremely important that you do that.if you do not, you would have done a dis-service to this organization which has served Jamaica well,” she pointed out.The Minister said that the various modes of accessing information are expanding and as such, the media landscape is becoming more interesting.She implored journalists “to use your imagination and seize the moment and really get into all the areas of media, and use those areas very effectively in the interest and the benefit of Jamaica, in ensuring that the information flows in a timely way and it flows in an accurate way.”Miss Grange also encouraged the two candidates vying for the Presidency of the association, which is slated for July 27. She said that the successful candidate should continue to display the level of professionalism for which the organization is known for. The candidates are: Bryon Buckley, Secretary of the association and Desmond Richards, current President.The election of officers will take place at the association’s headquarters at 5 East Avenue, St Andrew.In his address, Mr. Richards noted that over the years, the association has grown significantly.“The PAJ has been in the forefront for press freedom. My predecessors all fought for this because we all felt that freedom of expression is the oxygen of a democratic society,” he said.“Over the years the PAJ has done a lot to ensure that members of the profession are properly trained and I implore all the relevant media houses to continue to ensure that this is done and place more emphasis on training,” Mr. Richards added.Several activities have been planned over the next 12 months to commemorate the PAJ’s 65th anniversary. These include: monthly Friday frenzy events, which will commence on July 25; special events to honour veteran PAJ members; a PAJ week and awards ceremony, slated for November; publication of a PAJ 65th anniversary magazine; launch of the PAJ website in November; a media exposition in March 2009; special media fora; and regular publication of the PAJ Advocate. RelatedInformation Minister Lauds Members of PAJ Advertisementscenter_img Information Minister Lauds Members of PAJ UncategorizedJuly 4, 2008 RelatedInformation Minister Lauds Members of PAJlast_img read more

Shark fins Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches

first_imgShark fins Call for evidence on protecting endangered shark species launches Greater protections for species of sharks will be considered through a new call for evidence to better understand the scale of the shark fin trade in the UK, as a way to help reduce the import and export of shark fins and protect the world’s sharks.The UK has a strong track record in marine conservation and has been pressing for stronger international action to protect sharks against unsustainable fishing practices and shark finning, which is the practice of removing a shark’s fins at sea and discarding the finless body back into the water.The government is now seeking additional evidence to ensure that appropriate protection is in place for all shark species and to inform future policy on protecting marine wildlife.The call for evidence will help the government better understand the scale of the shark fin trade in the UK and the conservation, economic, social and cultural impacts of potential further restrictions such as banning the import and export of detached shark fins.The greatest threat to sharks is overfishing, driven by demand for shark products. Wild populations of shark, skates and ray species have declined rapidly and species such as the scalloped hammerhead and angelshark are now considered critically endangered.The call for evidence will provide insight into the role of the shark fin trade and what action can be taken to better protect sharks.International Environment Minister Lord Goldsmith said:Shark finning involves slicing the fins off living sharks that are then tossed back into the sea to die painful deaths. It is an extraordinarily barbaric practice, and has been banned in the UK for nearly 20 years. But the UK still imports shark fin products and therefore may still be inadvertently contributing to the practice.At the end of the Transition Period and as a fully independent nation, we will have far more freedom to introduce measures to protect endangered species – on land and in the ocean. So we have launched this call for evidence to identify the best options to protect these incredible animals and to continue leading the way on shark conservation.Samuel Stone, Head of Fisheries and Aquaculture at the Marine Conservation Society said:We welcome the government’s desire to increase protections for endangered shark species and this call for evidence to better understand the impact of the shark fin trade in the UK. Despite the abhorrent practice being banned by most fishing nations, including the UK and EU, illegal shark finning remains a significant problem in several fisheries around the world. This undermines attempts to improve the management and recovery of shark species and it’s important that the government explores all avenues available to them to help stamp out the practice.It will be important to explore how efforts can best distinguish between trade linked to illegal shark finning versus the legitimate trade of shark products from potentially well managed fisheries. Whilst the UK trade of shark fins may be relatively small on the global stage, efforts made here may have the potential to make a significant impact. We look forward to seeing the additional evidence and recommendations produced by this review.’Strict trade controls are already in place for certain species of sharks under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which prohibits or requires trade to be carefully regulated. The UK also played a leading role in successfully listing an additional 18 shark species under CITES in August 2019.The UK is leading in marine conservation efforts to protect the world’s ocean and has already set up a ‘Blue Belt’ of protected waters nearly twice the size of England including 41 Marine Conservation Zones.In September 2019 the UK government also launched a Global Ocean Alliance of countries that work will together to protect at least 30% of the global ocean by 2030 (30by30).The call for evidence marks the start of renewed efforts from government to raise standards on animal welfare even further now we are outside the EU, including taking steps to ban primates as pets, end live exports of animals for fattening and slaughter, and crack down on the illegal smuggling of dogs and puppies, with further proposals to improve standards and eradicate cruel practices expected to be set out in the coming months.F /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:animal welfare, conservation, environment, EU, Europe, Fisheries, fishing, Government, International trade, marine conservation, Minister, Society, species, UK, UK Government, wildlifelast_img read more

Minister Fortier talks environment and Budget 2021

first_imgMinister Fortier talks environment and Budget 2021 From: Department of Finance CanadaToday, Earth Day, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, continued her tour to discuss Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience at the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy.Today, Earth Day, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona Fortier, continued her tour to discuss Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience at the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that brings all Canadians along.Budget 2021 is an historic investment to address the specific wounds of the COVID-19 recession, put people first, create jobs, grow the middle class, set businesses on a track for long-term growth, and ensure that Canada’s future will be healthier, more equitable, greener, and more prosperous.In 2021, job growth means green growth. Building a net zero economy is no longer a matter of debate. This is where many of the jobs of the future lie. Budget 2021 is a plan for a green recovery that fights climate change, helps more than 200,000 Canadians make their homes greener, builds a net-zero economy by investing in world-leading technologies that make industry cleaner, and creates good middle-class jobs in the green economy along the way.This budget invests $17.6 billion in a green recovery that sets out important measures that will help achieve the government’s emissions reductions objective of 40 per cent by 2030 below 2005 levels, exceeding Canada’s Paris climate targets and put us on a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, and puts in place the funding to achieve Canada’s goal of conserving 25 per cent of our lands and oceans by 2025.It includes a historic investment of a further proposed $5 billion over seven years in the Net Zero Accelerator to help even more companies invest to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, while growing their businesses.Around the world, countries and investors realize that climate action is the key to building strong, resilient economies. Fighting climate change, including by reaching net-zero, will be a cornerstone of this government’s plan to rebuild the economy, create middle class jobs, and ensure Canadian industry stays competitive on the world stage.Quotes“This budget keeps our promise to get Canada back to work and to ensure the lives and prospects of Canadians are able to get to the other side of this pandemic. It is as much about jumpstarting our economy as it is about investing in measures that will increase the quality of life for our citizens – things like child care, arts and culture, the environment and public infrastructure.”Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, the Honourable Mona FortierQuick factsBudget 2021 includes $101.4 billion over three years in proposed investments as part of the Government of Canada’s growth plan that will create good jobs and support a resilient and inclusive recovery. Key measures include:Establishing a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, in partnership with provincial, territorial, and Indigenous partners, which will help all families access affordable, high-quality, and flexible child care no matter where they live, and no longer shoulder the burden of high child care costs. The budget proposes new investments totalling almost $30 billion over the next five years. Combined with previous investments, a minimum of $9.2 billion per year ongoing will be invested in child care, starting in 2025-26.Extending emergency supports to bridge Canadians and Canadian businesses through to recovery, including:Extending the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support until September 25, 2021.Extending the number of weeks available for important income support for Canadians such as the Canada Recovery Benefit and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.Enhancing Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 to 26 weeks.Increasing Old Age Security for seniors age 75 and older to provide them with better financial security.Supporting small and medium-sized businesses through several transformative programs, such as:A new Canada Digital Adoption Program that will assist over 160,000 businesses with the cost of new technology. And it will provide them with the advice they need to get the most of new technology with the help of 28,000 young Canadians who will be trained to work with them.Allowing Canadian small businesses to fully expense up to $1.5 million in capital investments in a broad range of assets, including digital technology and intellectual property. This represents an additional $2.2 billion investment in the growth of Canada’s entrepreneurs over the next five years.Revitalizing Canada’s tourism sector through $1 billion to help tourism businesses recover and support festivals and cultural events that provide jobs and growth in many of our cities and communities.Supporting women, Black Canadians, and other underrepresented entrepreneurs who face barriers to launching and owning businesses through $300 million to enhance initiatives like the Black Entrepreneurship Program and the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.Establishing a $15 federal minimum wage.Enriching the Canada Workers Benefit, which will support about 1 million more Canadians and lift nearly 100,000 people out of poverty. This will result in additional support of $8.9 billion over six years for Canada’s low-wage workers.Helping to build, repair, and support 35,000 affordable housing units for vulnerable Canadians through an investment of $2.5 billion and a reallocation of $1.3 billion in existing funding.Closing the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, supporting healthy, safe, and prosperous Indigenous communities, and advancing meaningful reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation through an historic investment of over $18 billion. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:accelerator, affordable housing, Canada, climate change, Earth, entrepreneurs, environment, Government, greenhouse gas emissions, Indigenous, infrastructure, minimum wage, Paris, resilience, Small Business, technology, womenlast_img read more

Women for WineSense Winemaking & Viticulture Roundtable Presents May 16th “Powerful…

first_imgPinterest Facebook TAGSArtesa WineryRichard ButterfieldWomen for WineSense Previous articleFroymovich to Address El Dorado Grape Growers on Grape Pricing and Contracts, May 16Next articleAfternoon Brief, May 11 Press Release AdvertisementNAPA, CALIFORNIA | May 16, 2018:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 pm., the Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense’s (WWS) Winemakers’ & Viticultural Roundtable will present “Powerful Communication and Presentation Skills,” in an interactive workshop with nationally acclaimed Fortune 100 communication, presentation and media skills consultant and coach, Richard Butterfield of Butterfield Speaks at the Carneros hilltop estate of Artesa Vineyards & Winery, 1345 Henry Road, Napa, CA, 94559.ABOUT THE EVENT: From the Board rooms, courtrooms, TED talks, science conferences, IPO pitches or anytime the spotlight is on, it’s time to shine. Mr. Butterfield and his team help clients in every profession create impact and get results through excellence in communication, presentation and media skills.This presentation and mini-workshop will help our members tell a more compelling story and communicate with clarity and confidence. The program will include a full outline of Mr. Butterfield’s strategic approach, plus actual practice breakouts on two specific core building blocks for more powerful, polished and persuasive communication skills. Pre-reading chapters from the speaker’s book, “It’s Showtime!  Communication and Presentation Skills for Every Profession,” will be sent individually to members registered by May 14th.The roundtable will open at 3:00 p.m. with a welcoming reception of estate wines, fellowship and networking followed by a 3:25 p.m. behind-the-scenes tour with Artesa’s hosts Ana Diogo-Draper, Director of Winemaking, and Susan Sueiro, President. At 3:50 p.m., the group will gather for announcements, a wine refresher then enjoy the speaker’s program.Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a bottle or two of their wine as thanks for both the Roundtable host team and guest speaker.  RSVP DETAILS:  Please, no walk-ins.  The free roundtable meeting is open to WWS Winemaking and Viticulture Roundtable members and qualified interested women winemakers and viticulturists that have emailed and received RSVP guest confirmations through the Roundtable Chair. Carpools from both Napa and Sonoma hubs are available.To  RSVP, or for any questions on this event or future WWS Winemaking Roundtable events, please contact the Chair, Julie Lumgair ([email protected]).ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Richard Butterfield works coast to coast as a strategic communication, presentation and media skills consultant, conducting workshops and coaching sessions for business executives, physicians, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and other professionals. He specializes in high stakes presentations, program and product messaging, product launches, public speaking, media training, and facilitation.His approach to persuasive presentations draws on his extensive experience as an actor, acting teacher, and director and is informed by a decade of public relations and marketing experience. A Stanford University graduate, he received his master’s degree from the renowned American Conservatory Theater MFA program, where he later served as Conservatory Dean.ABOUT THE HOSTS:  Ana Diogo-Draper, Director of Winemaking at Artesa, was born and raised in Portugal, then moved to California in 2005 to join the team at Rutherford Hill Winery.  In 2013, she joined Artesa, and was appointed Director of Winemaking in 2015. Known for her collaborative approach, she thrives in the fast-paced winery environment and excels at a wide diversity of experience from quality control assurance to creative applications such as sensory analysis and blending.Ms. Diogo-Draper holds a B.A. in Agriculture Engineering from the University of Évora, situated in the middle of Portugal’s historic cork industry.  Her experience with old world winemaking encouraged her to explore new regions and varieties, and to study a broad spectrum of subjects which all contribute to her unique perspective and creative style of winemaking.Susan Sueiro, President, joined Artesa in 2015 after more than ten years at Vineburg Wine Company in Sonoma, most recently as vice president, responsible for strategic planning, marketing, direct sales and operations for sixth-generation winery Gundlach Bundschu and Bartholomew Park. Ms. Sueiro also served as director of marketing communications and web development for Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, responsible for marketing strategy, internet development and consumer loyalty programming. She holds a B.S. from Duke University. ABOUT THE HOST WINERY:    Artesa Vineyards & Winery sits high on a Carneros hilltop.  The winery’s roots date back to the 1980’s when the Raventós family, heirs of the Spanish winemaking dynasty Codorníu, began acquiring land in Napa Valley.  In 1997 it was named Artesa, from the Catalan word for handcrafted.  Today, Artesa focuses on producing small lots of varietals for which the Carneros is best known.  In addition to several distinct bottlings of pinot noir and chardonnay, the winery is known for its vintage estate sparkling wine and highly limited cabernet, tempranillo and albariño wines, all available exclusively at the winery.  Artesa’s new 2017 tasting salon reflects both the winery’s native and adopted homes, drawing inspiration from the art, culture and nature of both Barcelona and the Bay Area.ABOUT THE WINEMAKING & VITICULTURAL ROUNDTABLE: This Roundtable meets approximately six times a year, taking a harvest break.  It is a great time to expand skills while reconnecting and meeting new industry professionals.Roundtable Chair, Ms. Lumgair noted, “Our past meeting topics have focused upon the C-suite professional skills and other key industry insights women winemakers and viticultural professionals need but aren’t always easy to get in their daily work environment.”She further explained that, “Held at some of Napa and Sonoma’s finest host wineries, these programs have been a fantastic opportunity for women winemakers and viticulturists to connect directly, in a friendly professional forum, with experts that they otherwise wouldn’t get to meet for personal advice and questions.  Some of our recent speakers have included leading wine publication critics and senior editors, expert industry entrepreneurs and international academic coaches, global sensory consultants, sommeliers, media trainers, CFO’s and GM’s in panel discussions and key recruiters.”Professionally qualified winemaker and viticulture guests may attend up to two Roundtables before deciding to join.  To RSVP, or for any questions on this event or future WWS Winemaking Roundtable events, please contact the Chair.ABOUT ADDITIONAL WWS ROUNDTABLES:  WWS’ eight current professional roundtables serve to provide a welcoming and confidential environment to meet in small peer groups on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis. Members network, provide advice and support for one another, as well as foster educational occasions by inviting guest speakers in their fields and discussing ‘hot issues’ facing members in their day-to-day work. Multiple Roundtables have developed for WWS industry members in finance, accounting, human resources, winemaking/viticulture and marketing/direct-to-consumer fields.The Napa/Sonoma Chapter currently has more than 400 members of which 80% are wine industry professionals. To join or learn more about WWS’ roundtables, please visit  For inquiries about  other WWS roundtables for additional functions besides winemaking and viticulture, contact the Napa| Sonoma Chapter’s Roundtables Director, Lisa Bishop Forbes, [email protected] ABOUT WOMEN FOR WINESENSE:  WWS is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)6.   The Napa| Sonoma Chapter founded in 1990 is the founding chapter of this national organization which provides outstanding educational and networking opportunities to both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts by presenting educational, insightful and stimulating events in a welcoming, fun environment.  Both men and women of legal drinking age are welcome to join.  There is an exciting line-up of events planned for 2018 and 2019. Advertisement Twitter ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Women for WineSense Winemaking & Viticulture Roundtable Presents May 16th “Powerful Communication…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessWomen for WineSense Winemaking & Viticulture Roundtable Presents May 16th “Powerful Communication and Presentation Skills” with Richard Butterfield at Artesa WineryBy Press Release – May 11, 2018 73 0 Email Share Linkedinlast_img read more

Crime Watch – Thursday, May 23, 2019

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeCrime Watch – Thursday, May 23, 2019 May. 23, 2019 at 5:30 amCrimeFeaturedHomelessnessNewsCrime Watch – Thursday, May 23, 2019news2 years agocrimehomelessMaya Atzimba ArmfieldNewsRite AidFile Photo / MAYA ATZIMBA ARMFIELD These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.On May 9, at 12 p.m.Officers responded to a theft that occurred at the Rite Aid store located at 1808 Wilshire Blvd.  The suspect came into the store and stole (22) pieces of jewelry costing approximately $195.  The officers located the suspect in the 1200 block of 18th Street. Maya Atzimba Armfield, 20, homeless, was arrested for shoplifting and resisting arrest. Bail was set at $10,000.Tags :crimehomelessMaya Atzimba ArmfieldNewsRite Aidshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta MoniCARES Presents Totally Awesome 80’s Prom to Support Local CharitiesOceans and CanyonsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

Burmester wins Tshwane Open by 3 for first Euro title

first_imgPRETORIA, South Africa – Dean Burmester finished with a 65 for a convincing three-shot victory at the Tshwane Open on Sunday, his maiden European Tour title. The South African came from a shot off the lead overnight to win on 18-under-par 266 at Pretoria Country Club. Mikko Korhonen (67) and Jorge Campillo (68) were tied for second as overnight co-leaders Alexander Bjork and Scott Jamieson fell off the pace. Burmester made six birdies in his opening nine, starting with three on his first three holes, to go out in 29 and had a 6-shot lead over his challengers at one point. He made three more birdies but also three bogeys coming home but was still far enough ahead to win comfortably. Burmester didn’t have automatic rights to play on the European Tour this season but top-10 finishes in the South African Open and Abu Dhabi Championship in January gave him his chance at a first tour title in Pretoria. He shot 65s on both Saturday and Sunday in the South African capital to surge to victory. Bjork was fifth behind Peter Uihlein after a level-par 71, while Jamieson tumbled out of the reckoning with a 7-over 78, a terrible finish for him that included four bogeys and three double-bogeys.last_img read more

Remembering Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019): The Man Who Lit the Match

first_img Recommended Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Billions of Missing Links: Mysteries Evolution Can’t Explain Author’s note: With great regret, we recognize the passing of Phillip Johnson, a key guiding spirit of the intelligent design movement. He died peacefully overnight this weekend, at age 79, at his home in Berkeley, California. I am publishing below an essay by Casey Luskin, written in 2011 for the website Darwin on Trial, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Johnson’s crucial book of the same name. He held the title of Program Advisor for Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture.A special regret for me is that I never had the opportunity to meet Johnson, or Phil as he was called by those who knew him. But we in the community that seeks to advance the theory of intelligent design live in his presence every day. And we will continue to do so even following his death. It is that way with great men and great women: they launch a movement, or “light a match,” an image cited below, and stamp their vision and personality permanently on events, institutions, and persons that follow.With his vision, Johnson changed the terms of the debate about origins, with brilliance and gusto. In doing so, he changed many lives, of scientists and others, across the globe. But he did it in the spirit of a gentleman: as John Mark Reynolds has written, he “suffered fools gladly.” Now there is a model to follow! He was very humble, as the greatest men often are, and refused credit for striking the match that became the fire that is currently at work consuming a desiccated theory left over from 19th century materialism. After all, Johnson wrote, “the logs had been piled high, and the tinder gathered. Darwinian naturalists had accumulated a large stock of public discontent.” True, but nevertheless it was Johnson’s first book that set the fire, and not someone else’s. That, with his subsequent contributions and leadership, much of it behind the scenes, makes him the “Godfather of Intelligent Design.”We will have much more to say about Phil’s legacy and his personality in days and weeks to come. For now, the following comments can’t be much improved upon:The Significance of Phillip JohnsonPhillip Johnson, law professor emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, is widely recognized as the godfather of the contemporary intelligent design (ID) movement. As the author of several books and numerous articles explaining scientific, legal, and cultural dimension of the debate over ID and Darwinism, Johnson was one of the most prolific authors in the formative years of the movement. It was Johnson’s 1991 book Darwin on Trial that first convinced many thinkers that neo-Darwinian evolution was buttressed more by a philosophy of naturalism than by the scientific evidence. Johnson’s influential writing became the magnet of scholars from a variety of fields — biology, chemistry, physics, philosophy, theology, and law — to forge the intelligent design movement. The stories of many of these scientists and scholars are told in the volume Darwin’s Nemesis (InterVarsity Press, 2006). But Johnson too recounted — with humble surprise — the impact of his work in the 2008 volume Intelligent Design 101:Fifteen years ago I published a book that I thought might add a few ounces of balance to the debate over Darwin’s theory of evolution. The main thrust of that book, Darwin on Trial, was that evolution is propped up more by naturalistic philosophy than by the scientific evidence. Much to my pleasant surprise, this book turned out to be the match that lit the tinder beneath a stockpile of dry logs. This is not to my credit; the logs had been piled high, and the tinder gathered. Darwinian naturalists had accumulated a large stock of public discontent. [p. 23]The Right QuestionsPart of Johnson’s vision as a legal scholar has been knowing how to ask the right questions. The 1980s was an era of controversy for Biblical creationists. While young earth creationists and old earth creationists squabbled about whether Noah rode a dinosaur, or a camel onto the Ark, elite materialists were happy to take over the culture.With the mind of a law professor, Johnson was a master at spotting issues. And the key issue he saw in the origins debate was not the age of the earth or the differing interpretations of Genesis by Christians. It was a more fundamental question of interest to theists and non-theists alike: Is life the result of blind, undirected natural causes, or is it the result of purposeful design? By focusing on this question, Johnson transformed the entire origins debate. Johnson continues:Darwin on Trial became a uniting force around which many like-minded individuals — scholars of many stripes, churchgoers, students, and even open-minded agnostics who dared extend their skepticism to Darwin — could rally. For many, that rallying cry ultimately became “Intelligent Design!”It has been often said that all truth passes through three stages. First it is ignored. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as being self-evident. This seems to be the arc that intelligent design is traversing. Objective Education, Not CensorshipMany were content to ignore Johnson’s ideas until they actually started to impact public education. In 1999, members of the Kansas State Board of Education voted to soften the dogmatism that had dominated evolution-instruction. Yet Johnson was critical of the 1999 Kansas decision because it removed some aspects of macroevolution from the curriculum. Johnson has always been a proponent of objective education — not censorship. He argued in The Wedge of Truth that students should learn both the evidence for and against Darwinian evolution: What educators in Kansas and elsewhere should be doing is to ‘teach the controversy.’ Of course students should learn the orthodox Darwinian theory and the evidence that supports it, but they should also learn why so many are skeptical, and they should hear the skeptical arguments in their strongest form rather than in a caricature intended to make them look as silly as possible. In 2001, the Ohio State Board followed Johnson’s approach and required students to critically analyze the evidence for and against Darwinian evolution. Objective evolution education had won.It was around this time that Darwin-lobbyists realized that they better stop ignoring Johnson, and start telling the world that unless students are prevented from questioning Darwinism, the sky will fall.What You Saw, What You GotID critics quickly learned that the most effective way to target ID was not to address its arguments, but to make accusations of secret, sinister motives among proponents. One imagines the godfather Phillip Johnson in a smoky dark room handing “wedge documents” to his eager followers, charging them to go forth and baptize converts to intelligent design. On the contrary, with Phillip Johnson, what you see is what you get. As John Mark Reynolds explains in Darwin’s Nemesis:Phillip Johnson is one of those rare individuals who is always the same person. He asks the same hard questions in Sunday School as he does in the Berkeley classroom. He has a unified personality. I have seen him in hundreds of different situations, and there is no split in his soul. [p. 27]While Johnson wouldn’t flatter himself with such praise, he too observes that he has never hidden anything. “I always find these conspiracy theories amusing because our strategy has been transparent from the beginning,” writes Johnson. “After all, I titled my fifth book The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism.”What is more striking is Johnson’s gentlemanly responses to critics. “He is not a hater, not even of his enemies,” writes John Mark Reynolds. “This is why so many who disagree with him can still respect him…He suffers fools gladly.” (Darwin’s Nemesis, pp. 26-27)Ironically, intemperate efforts to attack Johnson often ended up drawing people to him, creating a growing network of scientists and other scholars interested in intelligent design. Biochemist Michael Behe explains how a biased critique of Darwin on Trial in the journal Science led Behe to join the ID movement:The news item made me so mad that I wrote a letter to the editor of Science, which they published … I wrote that this Johnson fellow appears from his book to be a rather intelligent layman, and that scientists would do much better to address the substance of his arguments than to rely on ad hominem attacks. About a week later I received a letter with a return address of Boalt Hall. … I was now in the loop—I was within the circle of Phil Johnson’s acquaintances and useful contacts. [Darwin’s Nemesis, pp. 44-45]Behe’s story is not unusual for members of the ID movement. Attracted by his intellect, character, and boldness, a new generation of scientists and scholars became connected to each other through Johnson.The GodfatherSome critics would like to call Johnson the father of ID. In fact, they sometimes claim that Johnson, a non-scientist, invented the term “intelligent design” as a scheme to get around a 1987 Supreme Court ruling that declared creationism unconstitutional. Aside from the fact that this story isn’t true, it’s also grossly anachronistic. ID thinking and arguments date back to the ancient Greeks, and even in its modern form, the term “intelligent design” was used long before Johnson got involved with the issue, and before any court contemplated creationism. In this sense, Johnson is not, and cannot be the “father” of intelligent design. But the Godfather? Most definitely.Photo credit: Lit match (top), by Yaoqi LAI via Unsplash; Phillip E. Johnson (below), by Greg Schneider. Intelligent Design Remembering Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019): The Man Who Lit the MatchDavid [email protected]_klinghofferNovember 3, 2019, 3:53 PM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharecenter_img Evolution Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Tagsancient GreeksBoalt Hall School of LawCasey LuskincensorshipCenter for Science & CulturechristianscreationismDarwin on TrialDarwin’s NemesisDarwinismDiscovery InstituteGenesisintelligent designIntelligent Design 101John Mark ReynoldsKansas State Board of Educationmaterialismnaturalismobjective educationPhillip E. JohnsonscholarsScience (journal)scientistsSunday SchoolSupreme CourtThe Wedge of TruthUC Berkeley,Trending A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

MARTA CEO Says Recently Approved Bills Will Help Agency Improve

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings State lawmakers passed two MARTA-related bills this year. MARTA CEO Keith Parker said the bills will help the transit agency improve and attributed their passage to a stronger relationship between MARTA and state lawmakers. “The most important piece is what’s not in the legislation and what’s not in there are additional mandates and oversight requirements and additional regulations that would make it difficult in some cases to run the agency as the leadership of the board and as the staff leadership sees fit,” said Parker.Last year, Republican lawmakers unsuccessfully pushed a bill that would have privatized certain MARTA functions. That proposal didn’t resurface.Instead, MARTA was given greater flexibility to bid out work to private companies and a spending mandate was lifted for three years. The spending rule, commonly referred to as the 50/50 split, requires MARTA use half it funds on operations and the other half on infrastructure.Parker applauded the changes, but says he’ll continue advocating for the permanent removal of the 50/50 mandate.“There are going to be lean years where we may want to do some things and have all the flexibility available to us to adjust to whatever the business climate requires and having a mandate like this can sometimes get in the way,” said Parker.A more controversial change deals with the collective bargaining process.Currently, if MARTA management and its workers can’t reach a labor agreement, the process eventually calls for a neutral arbitrator to settle the differences. But under the new legislation, labor disputes would be ultimately resolved by a judge statutorily required to consider MARTA’s long-term budget plan.MARTA’s union blasted the move, saying it puts workers at a disadvantage in ongoing contract negotiations. But Parker disagrees.“The piece in there that the judge should take into account…effectively the financial situation that MARTA’s in…that makes sense,” said Parker. “I imagine any judge or any arbitrator would make sure that the agency could financially afford anything that it’s trying to advocate in terms of overall compensation, benefits, and so forth.”Additionally under the legislation, some power to appoint MARTA’s board would be shifted from the Fulton and DeKalb County Commissions to a group of mayors in those counties. Parker says it’s unclear what effect that will have, but pledged to work productively with whomever is on the board.Meanwhile, state lawmakers also passed a bill that would allow Clayton County to hold a referendum on raising its sales tax to join MARTA. In an opinion piece for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Parker said the prospect of a Clayton referendum is welcome news to transit supporters.  “Since the 2010 demise of Clayton’s C-Tran bus service, public calls for new transit service have been mounting,” wrote Parker. “I personally receive constant comments about the need for Clayton to join MARTA.”Both bills must still be approved by the governor. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Add to My List In My List Sharelast_img read more

International Forum of EYP in Essen, Germany

first_imgInternational Forum of EYP in Essen, Germany Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweet Similar Stories Irregular Migration Researcher in ELIAMEP, Greece → Open Call: Western Balkans Y-Peer Training of Trainers LinkedIn 0 Pocketcenter_img Summer School Grants for Students and Young Academics from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe ← Swiss Grants for Artistic, Musical & Film Projects Reddit Deadline: 18 August 2013  for Chairs, Editors and Video-Edtiors AND by 25 August 2013 for JournalistsOpen to: Editors, Video-Editors, Journalists, Chairpersons from any member country of the Council of EuropeVenue:  3 – 8 December , 2013 in Essen, GermanyDescriptionThe European Youth Parliament is inviting participants for the Germany’s winter highlight, the last part of the series “Young Energy for Europe” i.e The International Forum in the beautiful city of Essen, famous for its industrial relevance in the coal and mining industry in the Ruhr-area. The forum will take place from December 3 – 8. It will gather 110 delegates and a total of 150 participants from all over Europe. International Editors, Video-Editors, Journalists, Vice-Presidents and Chairpersons are invited to apply for EYP International Forum. The programme will entail team-building, committee work and General Assembly as well as an EnergyNexus which is an advanced discussion format giving space to both renowned experts and the delegates from the twin-sessions in Istanbul and The Hague that already worked on the session topics before.The session will be presided by Zahra Runderkamp (NL) and head-organised by Sebastian “Schnue” Rieger. All officials are asked to arrive one day prior to the session (Dec 2) to take part in the officials’ team-building, training and welcome activities.EligibilityThe call is open to officials: Vice-Presidents, Chairpersons, Editors, Video-Editors and Journalists from any member country of the Council of Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.     It’s good that the candidates have gained some experience in the European Youth Parliament so far, or even in other parliamentary simulations with a similar working structures, yet this experience is not mandatory, as all candidates will be considered in the selection process. Please, also note that the work of the journalists will be mainly within the session, creating the issues of the session internal newspaper, creating a session video etc.CostsThere will be no participation fee for officials (chairs and journalists) and all costs: accommodation, regular meals, transports will be covered.  As well, the organizers potentially are to offer a travel reimbursement of 50€ for all officials.ApplicationApplicants should fill in the application from given HERE and send it to [email protected] by Sunday, 18 August  for Vice-Presidents, Chairpersons, Video-Edtiros and Editors or by 25 August for Journalists respectively.Check the Facebook page of the International Forum of EYP in Essen HERE.For further information please read the official call or visit the official website. August 13, 2013 Published by jana The Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence +1last_img read more

Manafort mortgage-fraud case dismissed, again

first_imgTagsCommercial Real EstateDonald TrumpMortgage Fraud Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Paul Manafort and Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. (Getty)A New York appeals court has ruled that Paul Manafort could not be charged with mortgage fraud and other felonies because of the state’s double jeopardy law.The ruling was a setback for Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., who sought to ensure Manafort’s prosecution if he were to be granted a presidential pardon, the New York Times reported.Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former adviser and campaign chairman, was convicted in federal court in 2018 for financial crimes, including bank fraud and filing false tax returns. He later pleaded guilty in a separate case for money laundering and obstruction of justice.The latest decision upholds a 2019 New York State Supreme Court ruling, which tossed out Vance’s March 2019 criminal case against the former Trump adviser. Attorneys for Manafort have said that the state indictment, which accused Manafort of submitting false documents while applying for more than $20 million in bank loans, is politically motivated. The charges included residential mortgage fraud, conspiracy and falsifying business records. In a separate case, Vance is investigating Trump’s business practices.“As we have said from the time the district attorney announced charges against Mr. Manafort, this is a case that should never have been brought because the dismissed indictment is a clear violation of New York law,” Todd Blanche, who represented Manafort, said in a statement to the Times.Vance’s office told the Times it’s exploring its “appellate options.”[NYT] — Georgia Kromrei last_img read more

India teams up with UK for renewables R&D centre

first_imgOn Monday, the governments of India and the UK announced a joint-venture that will drive enhanced research and development in the renewables space.SeeNews reported that the India-UK Clean Energy R&D Centre is one of the research partnerships announced by the two governments.The centre will be focused on solar energy storage and integration with a joint investment of $12.4 million.Renewables receives increased R&DAccording to SeeNews, the centre and a collaborative R&D programme on energy efficient building materials will help drive a reduction in the countries’ carbon footprints and contribute to India’s Smart Cities programme.Theresa May, UK’s prime minister, and India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, also “looked forward to other Indian entities, including Energy Efficiency Services Limited and the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency preparing to issue green bonds including rupee-denominated bonds in London in the coming weeks,” a joint media statement announed.The comment was in relation to an agreement to accelerate the partnership between the two countries in financing investment in Indian infrastructure, media said.India bumps up renewablesBloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released a report last week, which states that India is in a position to install over 10GW of renewables annually from 2017, as large-scale renewables, rooftop solar and off-grid sectors show significant growth.According to a BNEF statement: “The South Asian country now has the third biggest power sector in the world after China and the US. As economic growth continues and population rises, it faces the triple challenge of meeting growing demand, cutting pollution and offering modern energy to more than 300m people not connected to the power grid.”According to the report, total annual investments in utility-scale projects crossed the $10 billion mark last year.“The Indian government’s ‘175GW renewables by 2022′ target includes 135GW of utility-scale projects. This implies that cumulative capacity would have to increase more than three times between 2016 and 2022, from 39GW in 2015 to 135GW, requiring investment of nearly $100 billion (an average $14 billion/year),” BNEF said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleEskom executive next GO15 VPNext articleAlternative electricity need ranks high in Nigeria Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. BRICS Finance and Policy AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

Leonor Fajardo

first_imgHomeObituariesLeonor Fajardo PreviousRobert H. “Wizard” Bischoff, Jr.NextTruby W. Shiveley Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Leonor Fajardo, 90 years, of Peebles, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in Seaman.Leonor was born in Havana, Cuba, on May 7, 1930, the daughter of the late Carlos and Eulia (Cantero) Fajardo.  In addition to her parents, Leonor was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.She is survived by her son, Geraldo Gonzalez of Miami Beach, Florida; and by two daughters, Helen Gueirtez and Victoria Gonzalez, both of North Carolina. Leonor will be missed by her five grandchildren.No services are scheduled at this time. The family will plan a memorial service at a later date.Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wallace-Thompson Funeral Homes.Please visit to sign the online guestbook. Leonor FajardoAugust 17, 2020Mark CarpenterObituaries0 Top Searches Top Searches CouncilMulliFootball Powered By 10 Sec Best Carrot Cake Ever NextStay Best Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGMama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Make the Ultimate Light and Fluffy Mashed PotatoesNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel TomatoesNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Core and Slice a PineappleNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. last_img read more