Happy Christmas to all our readers

first_img Show Comments ▼ Happy Christmas to all our readers Wednesday 22 December 2010 8:53 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health MagazineUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoTaonga: The Island FarmAdvertisement The Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsUndoHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero WarsUndoTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineAdvertisement This Game Can Train Your Brain To Think StrategicallyTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramUndo whatsapp AS another year draws to a close we at City A.M. have good reason to feel fortunate about the way things turned out in 2010.Firstly, it was a sensational year for news, both financial and political. In the financial sphere, there was the takeover of Cadbury by Kraft, which brought all sorts of calls at the end of it for a reform of the City’s takeover rules.Then there were the deals that did not go ahead, like BHP’s hostile bid for Potash and the Prudential’s bid for AIA.As we showed by the people we included in the CityJet/City A.M. Power Hundred it was the year that the City truly got back to work after the period of the credit crunch .Politically, 2010 has been a truly dramatic year, with the general election ending in a stalemate and ultimately a coalition government.For us, it was a historic occasion since we published our first ever afternoon edition on the day after the election vote, with reporters working through the night here to give readers our insight into the results and what they meant for the City and the financial markets.Also in 2010 we held our first annual awards ceremony, attended by more than 450 people, at which Lord Coe made a truly inspiring speech about London and the run-up to the Olympic Games in 2012. The event attracted a host of high profile figures from the City and was generally considered a success.And most recently we have been extending the distribution of City A.M. so that more of our readers get the chance to see the newspaper at the beginning rather than the end of their journeys.Last, but not least, the newspaper, now in its sixth year, is currently making a profit, thanks to the tremendous support of our advertisers and sponsors. So a big thanks all round, most of all to our readers whom we hope enjoy the best of health over christmas and the New Year. As we head into 2011 much of the early focus of the financial markets will be on the effects of the public sector cuts on the private sector and the economy as a whole. As a newspaper we don’t believe the economy will take a nosedive, all things being equal. But given that all things are rarely equal, any number of events could derail the success of the austerity programme.I’ll be looking with interest at the direction the Labour party takes. The present government does not think it needs a Plan B in case its measures fail to grow the economy but it is crucial for Labour that it gets in place an economic Plan that provides the public with an alternative to current policy. Otherwise opponents – and there are many, of course – have nowhere to head but to demonstrations and protest marches (of which there will be plenty).Observing the paucity of ideas from the opposition now on the economy, it seems hard to believe that for a large part of the party’s 13 years in power it rubbed along with the business community rather well and that for much of that period the UK was a good place to do business in.Today Ed Miliband’s party looks sidelined, content to watch on as the Lib Dems and Tories fight amongst themselves but as yet offering very little of their own. It’s time to do something about it. If the economy takes a wrong turn now, we could be heading for an election sooner than we [email protected] whatsapp Share KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

RWA casts doubt on claims of Australian gambling “surge”

first_img Operator association Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) claims that consumer credit data does not give an accurate picture of public spending on gambling, amid what it called “alarmist” reports of a surge in activity across the country. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Oceania Australia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Operator association Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) claims that consumer credit data does not give an accurate picture of public spending on gambling, amid what it called “alarmist” reports of a surge in activity across the country.RWA said historical consumer credit data was being used to paint a picture of a spike in gambling during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, something it said was simply inaccurate.There have been multiple reports in the Australian media in recent weeks, claiming that consumers had increased gambling under lockdown, raising concerns of rising problem gambling rates.“Without context people assume that increases in online gambling during [Covid-19] automatically mean an increase in overall gambling activity,” RWA chief executive Brent Jackson said. “This isn’t the industry experience, and credible data sources aren’t suggesting that either.”Jackson explained that with over-the-counter betting and gaming outlets closed amid social distancing guidelines to halt the spread of Covid-19, players are migrating to online platforms. This, he added, was a trend seen across nearly all retail businesses in the country.The real concern, Jackson continued, was that the growth in online gambling was centred around unlicensed offshore gambling sites.“Online casinos and pokies operate illegally in Australia despite hundreds of overseas websites being accessible with the click of a button,” Jackson said. “While it’s against the law for businesses to provide these betting games to the Australian market, it isn’t actually illegal for Australians to access them, and this puts consumers (including children and vulnerable people) at major risk.”He said the growth of smartphones, combined with a high number of illegal overseas sites targeting Australian consumers, meant that “many people are walking around with an unlicensed casino in their pocket”.“Growth in online gambling has been a normal market response to a changing retail environment. If this growth is fuelled by unlicensed overseas gambling websites, then this is a major threat to responsible gambling in Australia,” Jackson added.Australian authorities are working to block access to unlicensed sites. The country’s advertising watchdog the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) gained the power to have internet service providers block access to these sites in November 2019, blocking 66 domains since.Last week it announced that 11 sites had been blocked in its most recent update.Since 2017, ACMA also has the power to take action against the companies and executives behind offshore sites, such as by issuing daily fines to these businesses.Under the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill, operators that take bets from punters in Australia without a local licence will be deemed to have broken the law. Individuals face fines of up to AUD$1.35m (£751,124/)€833,509/$953,390) per day, while companies will be charged AUD$6.75m. Email Address Legal & compliance Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance People Sports betting 21st July 2020 | By contenteditor RWA casts doubt on claims of Australian gambling “surge”last_img read more

The Bitcoin price has hit $23k! Should I buy it?

first_imgThe Bitcoin price has hit $23k! Should I buy it? Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 17th December, 2020 | More on: GSK ULVR The Bitcoin price has surged this week. The move took the value of the cryptocurrency above $20,000 for the first time. Booming investor sentiment has continued to drive the value of the asset higher. Indeed, at the time of writing, Bitcoin is changing hands for around $23,000. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Many analysts are saying that this could be just the start of a much bigger move higher for the cryptocurrency. One Wall Street analyst has put out an incredibly optimistic forecast of $400,000. Only time will tell if these projections prove to be right. The decision on whether or not to buy the Bitcoin price depends on an investor’s personal understanding of the asset. Analysing the Bitcoin price I find it difficult to place a value on a Bitcoin because the asset doesn’t produce any cash flow. That means it’s only worth as much as other investors are willing to pay, which is $23,000 today. Some people think it’s worth paying that amount to buy the cryptocurrency. And these investors might end up pocketing large profits. But I’d rather invest my money in UK shares, which I know and understand well.For example, I own shares in Unilever, which produces products such as OXO stock cubes and Marmite spread. These are tangible products stocked in virtually every supermarket around the country.The production and sale of these products yield profits for the company, which can then be returned to shareholders. On the other hand, I find it difficult to understand how the Bitcoin price can produce returns from my portfolio. Another example is GlaxoSmithKline. This is one of the world’s largest producers of vaccines and other pharmaceutical treatments. It’s also a world leader in treatments for HIV. Unfortunately, diseases and viruses are a fact of life, and that means Glaxo is always likely to have a market for its products.The production and sale of these treatments generate profits, which can then be returned to investors, or reinvested back into the development of new drugs. The stock currently supports a dividend yield of 5%, which is funded by profits produced from operations. The Bitcoin price doesn’t offer investors a dividend yield. The better buyAs such, I’d rather own shares in these companies, which have a strong track record of producing income and capital growth investors over Bitcoin. While these investments may generate lower returns in the short term, I believe that’s a worthwhile trade-off.Investing is a marathon and not a sprint. I don’t think it’s worth gambling on something I don’t understand in the hopes of being able to make a quick buck. However, I’m not saying Bitcoin is entirely unsuitable as an investment. For those who understand the cryptocurrency and its market, it might be a good investment in the long run as part of a diversified portfolio. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Dzintaru 32 / SZK/Z Architects

first_img Latvia Dzintaru 32 / SZK/Z ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDzintaru 32 / SZK/Z Architects ArchDaily Year:  Dzintaru 32 / SZK/Z Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/412023/dzintaru-32-ugis-zabers-szk Clipboard Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev+ 30 Share Apartments photographs:  Martin KudryavcevPhotographs:  Martin KudryavcevSave this picture!© Martin KudryavcevText description provided by the architects. Jūrmala, a beach resort town located approximately 30 kilometers outside the Latvian capital Riga, is well known for its wooden arhcitecture. Most of the buildings date from the late 19th and early 20th century, when timber was the most common building material in Jūrmala. This wooden architctural heritage is typically characterized throughout Jūrmala by rich ornamental carvings. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev Historical buildings in Jūrmala represent Classicism, Eclectism, Art Noveau and National Romanticism, as well as some features of Functionalism. However, the architecture – mostly residential – has been adapted to Jūrmala’s scale and climate. As a result, Jūrmala’s wooden architecture is elegant and airy, with lots of details – carved lace, small towers, weather vanes, verandas and stained glass windows. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev Jūrmalas wooden architecture has been recognized as unique in the European context. Since 1988 Jūrmala’s historical centre and some residential areas are a UNESCO heritage site. The new three-storey apartment building is located at Dzinaru prospekts 32 – the very heart of Jūrmala. While Jūrmala’s hot spots of entertainent can be reached within five minutes walk, the site is located just across the street from the beach and is adjacent to a park. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev The building’s architecture can be regarded as an interpretation of Jūrmala’s wooden heritage, seeking inspiration in both traditional ornamental carvings and the scale of the existing urban fabric. However, the last few decades have seen large scale apartment buildings become more common in Jūrmala, as land prices have steadily increased. To visually reduce the scale, the new building were split into three interlinking volumes, each having a slightly different architectural language representative of three dintsict periods in Jūrmala’s architectural development. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev Entrance hall and lobby are located in the central volume. The two adjacent volumes create a small entrance patio, enclosing the entrance area from the street. An underground parking area is located beneath the building and patio. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev The three building volumes are characterised by decorative ornamental panels and large glazed elevations, the later acting to reflect the surrounding landscape of pine trees. The North-West volume references Art Deco, and form was partly shaped according to the existing valuable trees. Its facade is covered with class mosaic tiles whose palette resembles that of the texture of pine bark and amber found locally. The architecture of the South-East volume has been derived from historical wooden structures, such as verandas, traditional carvings and stained glass panes found throughout Jūrmala. Save this picture!© Martin Kudryavcev In total, there are 21 apartments in the building, ranging from 55 to 166 square meters. Each apartment on the ground floor has an outdoor space, while the second and the third floor apartaments have generous balconies. Third floor residents are also able to enjoy private terraces on the roof. Save this picture!Southeast ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessOmnibus House / Gubbins ArquitectosSelected ProjectsGENETS 3 / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & PartnersSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Jūrmala, LatviaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2013 Year:  Area:  800 m² Area:  800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Architects: SZK/Z Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•Jūrmala, Latvia Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/412023/dzintaru-32-ugis-zabers-szk Clipboard 2013 CopyAbout this officeSZK/Z ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsJūrmalaHousingResidentialLatviaPublished on August 07, 2013Cite: “Dzintaru 32 / SZK/Z Architects” 07 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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WestJet staff create 31k mini-miracles in 24 hours at Christmas

first_imgWestJet staff create 31k mini-miracles in 24 hours at Christmas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas corporate Howard Lake | 24 December 2015 | News Or its Christmas miracle: spirit of giving last year: [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME9PmSZedB4[/youtube] [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEIvi2MuEk[/youtube]center_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-BKX3G0BpQ[/youtube] If this grand scale corporate giving and volunteering is familiar, you might be thinking of WestJet’s Christmas miracle of real-time giving from 2013: Staff at Canadian airline WestJet set out to achieve 12,000 ‘mini-miracles’ or acts of kindness on 9 December 2015. In the end they achieved 31,793!The company’s day of giving and volunteering involved WestJet staff or ‘WestJetters’ donning blue Santa hats and joining a blue Santa, delivering help, good cheer and gifts to people and organisations across the airline’s network.The company has produced a video of highlights of the day – when they thought they’d only reached the 12,000 mark.last_img read more

Rank-and-file unionism pushes company back in Wabtec strike

first_imgWabtec is a company that supplies technology products and services to freight rail and passenger transit markets worldwide. On Feb. 25, Wabtec consolidated a merger with GE Transportation. That very day, the company announced it would no longer abide by the contract terms that the United Electrical workers union had previously negotiated with General Electric in Erie, Pa. Wabtec attempted to unilaterally impose major concessions, including forced overtime, pay cuts of up to 38 percent, a two-tier pay scale, extensive use of temporary workers and arbitrary schedules.UE Local 506, representing most of the 1,700 workers at the Erie plant, and Local 618, representing a smaller group of workers, did not waste any time trying to plead with the company for fairness. They hit the picket line! Nine days later the strike is over and the union is claiming a win. The tentative agreement is for 90 days, but UE is confident it can win a long-term contract. Terms of the short-term agreement include no pay cuts, no benefit cuts, no forced overtime and no plant closure or permanent layoffs during the term of the agreement. Rank-and-file union against Fortune 500 behemothAs the union points out, Wabtec can well afford to maintain the pay and benefits that GE had been providing. Formed in 1999 by the merger of Westinghouse Air Brake and Motive Power Industries, Wabtec is no small, upstart company. Even before its latest acquisition, Wabtec had 100 facilities in 50 countries on six continents and was one of the world’s largest railroad equipment companies. With the latest expansion, Wabtec has 27,000 employees worldwide and has become a Fortune 500 firm. CEO Ray Betler was paid $16 million in compensation last year — about equal to the value of the contract concessions Wabtec demanded.The Erie plant, over 100 years old, is one of the largest locomotive factories in the world, occupying 1,000 acres. UE has represented the workers for 82 years. GE was — and now Wabtec is — the largest single employer in the city of Erie, population 97,000. Imposing pay cuts or layoffs on 1,700 UE families would have had a detrimental impact on the local economy. Less money would be spent and the tax base would drop.People in the community understood this. They honked in support, stopped by the lines and dropped off food, coffee, hand warmers and firewood. “Community support was overwhelming,” Local 506 President Scott Slawson told Workers World. For years GE tried to use UE’s good wages and benefits to pit the community against the union. “But,” he continued, “we’ve made the community understand the benefits to them of [jobs with good] wages and benefits. The outreach from them was absolutely amazing.”Support for strikers — from Erie to around the worldSupport came in from all over the world. As the UE website reports, “The Erie UE locals have received letters of support from UE Local 610, which represents Wabtec workers in Wilmerding [Pa.]; the IndustriALL Global Labor Union which represents 50 million workers around the world; unions in Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey; and from Railroad Workers United, a cross-craft alliance of union railroad workers in the U.S. and Canada — all of whom have written to Wabtec CEO Ray Betler indicating they are following the Erie negotiations and are prepared to take action.”Solidarity of the rank and file is what, first and foremost, pushed the company back. The union explains, “In UE, we use the term ‘rank-and-file unionism’ to describe how our union operates: it simply means it’s the members who run our union … in a democratic and collective manner.” (ueunion.org)In Erie, this culture was evident. “The company understood our resolve. The spirit on the picket line was very high,” according to Slawson. To his knowledge there were no line-crossers. “Nearly the entire membership participated. The first days there was a high level of excitement and after that it was sheer resolve. The company was overwhelmed.”The company agreed to most of the language in the GE-UE contract, although not 100 percent. The union, previously allowed to strike over any grievance, agreed not to strike for the life of the contract; the company agreed to no lockouts. What if the company demands more givebacks in the next 90 days? Are the workers prepared to go back out? “Yeah, I believe they are,” said Slawson. “We’re a tough unit and certain things — two-tier, mandatory overtime — are just not acceptable.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Labor Issues Made More Difficult by Undercover Activists

first_img Previous articleTrade Talks Carry on in Beijing, while African Swine Fever Batters ChinaNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 1, 2019 Eric Pfeiffer Labor Issues Made More Difficult by Undercover ActivistsFinding help on the farm continues to be an issue for many Indiana operations, especially the dairy industry. Indiana Dairy Producers Executive Director Doug Leman says the labor issue is right up there with the economic issues facing dairy producers.“Yeah- the economics are horrible and those have to change and get better, but the overlying problem on many farms right now is labor. It’s hard to find workers. Most people have jobs, and this has not gotten easier over the last few years.”Leman says we need to fix our immigration system and the organization remains in support of that to find more workers. However, a new wrinkle in hiring employees has come into play now after Fair Oaks Farms announced last week that animal activists went undercover on their farm to obtain and create damning videos. Leman told Hoosier Ag Today that this could happen on any farm, large or small, and you must be vigilant.“Be very thorough in screening applicants. Ask for references. Check those references. Check on social media and see if you can find anything. Does something seem out of line about this person? Do they seem overly qualified but maybe yet overly zealous to get into position?”There are organizations that closely monitor activities like going undercover and keep names on file. Leman says Indiana Dairy Producers belongs to such an organization and producers should reach out to him if they have questions.“I actually have access to some lists, they’re secure lists, but folks can actually call me and say, ‘Does this employee raise concerns? Do they have a history of trying to work undercover?”You can contact Leman via email at [email protected] if you have questions. Labor Issues Made More Difficult by Undercover Activists SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Labor Issues Made More Difficult by Undercover Activistslast_img read more

European Union’s 27 leaders urged not to recognise Ahmadinejad’s reelection

first_imgNews Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 15 June:- Mohamad Atryanfar, the publisher of several newspapers including Hamshary, Shargh and Shahrvand Emrouz, who has reportedly been taken to the security wing of Evin prison. – Saeed Hajjarian, the former editor of the newspaper Sobh-e-Emrouz, who was arrested at his Tehran home on the night of 15 June despite being badly handicapped.- Mojtaba Pormohssen, who edits the newspaper Gylan Emroz and contributes to several other pro-reform newspapers and radio Zamaneh. He was arrested in the northern city of Rashat. June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about the state of free expression in Iran, one week after the announcement of the results of its presidential election. There is a danger that today’s endorsement of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection victory by the Revolution’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, could aggravate the situation. The press freedom organisation therefore wrote today to the leaders of the European Union’s 27 member countries reiterating its call not to recognise Ahmadinejad’s reelection. to go further Follow the news on Iran News Iran has signed and ratified the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which says that “no one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention” (article 9), “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression” (article 19) and “the right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized” (article 21). Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Union’s 27 leaders urged not to recognise Ahmadinejad’s reelection Reporters Without Borders has been told that journalists and activists held in Tehran’s Evin prison are being put under a lot of pressure to make filmed “confessions” acknowledging their “participation in a velvet revolution.” The press freedom organisation has also received many allegations of torture. Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election “The European Union and its member countries must not falter in their defence of freedom of expression,” the letter continued. “No government would have recognised the results of such a sham if it had taken place anywhere in Europe. Must the normal standards be abandoned because it is Iran? That would be a stab in the back for all the Iranian citizens who believed their ballot could change their destiny.” Help by sharing this information center_img News Receive email alerts 16 June: – Mohammad Ali Abtahi, also known as the “Blogging Mullah,” who was arrested at his Tehran home. His blog: http://www.webneveshteha.com/. – Hamideh Mahhozi, arrested in the southern city of Bushehr.- Amanolah Shojai, who is also a blogger. Arrested in Bushehr.- Hossin Shkohi, who works for the weekly Paygam Jonob. Arrested in Bushehr.- Mashalah Hidarzadeh, arrested in Bushehr. At least 18 journalists have been arrested since 12 June. We are without news of many others. With luck, some are holed up somewhere, waiting for better days. The rest may well be in jail, with the journalists who have already been there for some time. Iran was already the Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists before the presidential election. Now, with at least 30 journalists detained, it has become the world’s second biggest prison for the media, ahead of Cuba and just behind China. “If President Ahmadinejad does not agree to respect press freedom, he must be made to see reason,” the letter said. “A clear and unequivocal rejection of the election results by European leaders could force Ahmadinejad to yield. The nuclear stakes in Iran must not serve as a pretext for saying nothing. This is not the time for timid or cautious statements.” 17 June:- Saide Lylaz, a business reporter for the newspaper Sarmayeh, who had been very critical of Ahmadinejad’s policies. He was arrested at his Tehran home.- Rohollah Shassavar, a journalist based in the city of Mashad.Photos taken by Iranian journalists sent to Reporters Without Borders are accessible on this Website : http://www.lemonde.fr/proche-orient/portfolio/2009/06/19/iran-l-opposition-defile-la-mobilisation-de-faiblit-pas_1208738_3218.html#ens_id=1190750 June 11, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Following today’s address by the Supreme Leader, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reminded the Iranian authorities of their obligations under international law. Eighteen journalists have been arrested in the week since the presidential election results : News IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation 14 June:- Somayeh Tohidloo, who also keeps a blog (http://smto.ir) – Ahmad Zeydabadi- Kivan Samimi Behbani- Abdolreza Tajik- Mahssa Amrabad- Behzad Basho, a cartoonist – Khalil Mir Asharafi, a TV producer- Karim Arghandeh, a blogger (http://www.futurama.ir/) and reporter for pro-reform newspapers Salam, Vaghieh and Afaghieh, who was arrested at his Tehran home. March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Commissioners to appoint new county judge

first_img Facebook Commissioners to appoint new county judge Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleTHE IDLE AMERICAN: Marriage vows in concreteNext articleAnnual Daddy Daughter Dance admin By admin – June 10, 2018 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsGovernment Twitter Commissioners court logo Previous coverageA changing of the guard will take place Monday during the next commissioners’ court as County Judge Ron Eckert will hand off Ector County’s top administrative position to Debi Hays.The meeting is at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ courtroom located in the Ector County Administration building annex, 1010 E. Eighth St.Eckert’s resignation was announced in the meeting agenda, which was released more than a week before the meeting. He will be leaving to begin a new job as vice president and general counsel at a local gas and oil service company. He did not seek re-election.The decision to leave was made following commissioner’s rejecting Eckert’s proposal to pursue taking on $85 million of debt for a new courthouse, which only Eckert and Precinct 1 Commissioner Eddy Shelton supported.“When I couldn’t solve the problem, what more sense does it make to stay?” Eckert said previously. “It’s better to get out in time for the next judge to put her own stamp on the budget.”Hays will be coming into the position a little more than a month before she has to submit a budget for the 2019 fiscal year, and said she is feeling positive coming into the position, calling the budget her No. 1 priority.I work better under pressure and with constant challenges on the blackboard,” Hays said previously. “Let’s make a to-do list and let’s mark them off.”Hays became the de facto next County Judge after besting Chris Fostel in the March Republican primary, and not having a Democratic challenger to run against in November.Also during the meeting, Missi Walden will be appointed to Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace, a position she was elected to following the May runoff where she beat Matt Stringer to fill the vacant seat.IN OTHER BUSINESS, COMMISSIONERSWill present a Certificate of Completion to Precinct 1 Commissioner Eddy Shelton for County Commissioners Court Leadership Academy Class VII from V.G. Young Institute of County Government.Will consider a proposed ban of rockets with sticks and missiles with fins for the 4th of July fireworks season.Will accept a donation of $85,000 from Bustin for Badges for the Sheriff’s Office.Will accept a donation of $1,000 from Adriana and Marcos Lujan for the purchase of a tactical vest for the Sheriff’s Office.Will consider a proposed resolution adopting a temporary 207 (k) exemption two-week work period of 86 hours and to compensate overtime with paid overtime after 86 hours for jailers, but retaining the current 207 (k) exemption work period of 28 days and overtime earned after 171 hours with overtime paid in the form of compensatory time off for all other law enforcement.Will appoint Gus Ortega to the Board of Trustees for Permian Basin Community Centers for a two-year term running from June 27, 2018 to June 26, 2020.Will consider the competitive proposal and contract for the roof repair—phase 1 project.Will consider the evidence/forensics building competitive sealed proposal specifications.Will consider the Ector County Law Enforcement Center—tilt skillets to be purchased with the jail expansion funds—special departmental equipment, and authorize a budget amendment from jail expansion funds, improvements and construction to jail expansion funds, special departmental equipment in the amount of $30,007.Will consider the proposal/letter of agreement for the ECLEC—abandoned vehicle and forensics storage building with JSA Architects to be funded from jail expansion fund, professional services for $42,000.Will consider the proposed AIA change order No. 8 for the jail additions and renovations project.Will consider a proposed amendment to the Lexis Advance Subscription Agreement between LexisNexis and Ector County, for research services for the County Law Library.Will consider a proposed interlocal agreement between the Office of the Attorney General and Ector County, for the purposes of issuing 10 licenses to the Office of the Attorney General for the purpose of allowing the Office of the Attorney General to access the County Odyssey Integrated Courts and Justice System.Will consider the proposed Angel Subdivision being 50.1 acres out of section 18, block 43, T-2-S, T&P RY. CO. Survey.Will consider a requested letter of support for a grant proposal to be submitted by Permian Basin Community Centers for a matching grant for justice-involved individuals as directed by Senate Bill 292.Will consider the proposed replat of lot 5, block 2, Brown Industrial sites, having a tract site of 5.05 acres.Will consider the proposed replat of 8.05 acres out of tract 9, Belmont Acres.Will consider the proposed replat of lot 8, block 3, Pleasant Farms subdivision, first filing.Will receive the Accounts Payable Fund Requirements Report for June 11, 2018.last_img read more

PureTech Founded Entity Vedanta Biosciences Appoints Mark Mullikin as Chief Financial Officer

first_img Twitter PureTech Founded Entity Vedanta Biosciences Appoints Mark Mullikin as Chief Financial Officer Previous articleNexthink Reaches $1.1 Billion Valuation with $180M in Series D Financing Round, Names Former Adobe CEO to its Board of DirectorsNext articleSarah Cannon Leaders to Present at the 2021 TCT Meetings of ASTCT® and CIBMTR® Digital AIM Web Support BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– PureTech Health plc (LSE: PRTC, NASDAQ: PRTC) (“PureTech” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing highly differentiated medicines for devastating diseases, is pleased to note that its Founded Entity, Vedanta Biosciences, today announced the appointment of Mark Mullikin as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mullikin brings 25 years of experience raising and deploying capital for life sciences companies, and most recently held leadership roles in finance and investor relations at publicly-traded Editas Medicine and Novartis. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005131/en/ Vedanta announced the appointment of Mark Mullikin as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mullikin brings 25 years of experience raising and deploying capital for life sciences companies, and most recently held leadership roles in finance and investor relations at publicly-traded Editas Medicine and Novartis. (Photo: Business Wire) Mr. Mullikin joins Vedanta from Editas Medicine, where he served as Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations and was involved in raising $700 million of equity capital. Prior to this role, Mr. Mullikin worked for Novartis in roles focused on financial and strategic planning in addition to health economics and pricing. Before joining Novartis, he was a healthcare equity analyst at Adage Capital Management and Piper Sandler and began his career in the finance and strategy practice at Deloitte Consulting. The full text of the announcement from Vedanta is as follows: Vedanta Biosciences Appoints Mark Mullikin as Chief Financial Officer Extensive biotech finance and investor relations expertise includes leadership roles at Editas Medicine and Novartis CAMBRIDGE, MA, February 8, 2021 – Vedanta Biosciences, a leading clinical-stage company developing a new category of therapies for immune-mediated diseases based on rationally defined consortia of human microbiome-derived bacteria, today announced the appointment of Mark Mullikin as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mullikin brings 25 years of experience raising and deploying capital for life sciences companies, and most recently held leadership roles in finance and investor relations at publicly-traded Editas Medicine and Novartis. “Mark’s experience overseeing the finances of a public biotech and previously as a healthcare equity analyst, provide him a unique and broad perspective of the biotech field,” said Bernat Olle, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Biosciences. “We are excited to welcome Mark to the Vedanta team and look forward to his contributions.” Mr. Mullikin joins Vedanta from Editas Medicine, where he served as Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations and was involved in raising $700 million of equity capital. Prior to this role, Mr. Mullikin worked for Novartis in roles focused on financial and strategic planning in addition to health economics and pricing. Before joining Novartis, he was a healthcare equity analyst at Adage Capital Management and Piper Sandler and began his career in the finance and strategy practice at Deloitte Consulting. Mr. Mullikin earned his M.B.A. in finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management and his B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago. “Vedanta has established a leadership position in the microbiome field pioneering defined bacterial consortia as a new class of therapeutics,” said Mr. Mullikin. “I am thrilled to join at this pivotal moment of growth with key clinical trial readouts anticipated this year.” About Vedanta Biosciences Vedanta Biosciences is leading the development of a potential new category of oral therapies based on rationally defined consortia of bacteria derived from the human microbiome. The company’s clinical-stage pipeline includes product candidates being evaluated for the treatment of high-risk C. difficile infection, inflammatory bowel diseases, advanced or metastatic cancers, and food allergy. These investigational therapies are grounded in pioneering research – published in leading journals including Science, Nature, and Cell – to identify beneficial bacteria that live symbiotically within the healthy human gut, fight pathogens and induce a range of potent immune responses . Vedanta Biosciences controls a foundational portfolio of more than 40 patents and has built what is believed to be the world’s biggest library of bacteria derived from the human microbiome. Proprietary capabilities include deep expertise in consortium design, vast datasets from human interventional studies and cGMP-compliant manufacturing of oral live biotherapeutics containing pure, clonally derived bacterial consortia in powdered form. Vedanta Biosciences was founded by PureTech Health (LSE: PRTC, Nasdaq: PRTC) and a global team of scientific co-founders who pioneered Vedanta’s modern understanding of the cross-talk between the microbiome and the immune system. About PureTech Health PureTech is a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing highly differentiated medicines for devastating diseases, including intractable cancers, lymphatic and gastrointestinal diseases, central nervous system disorders and inflammatory and immunological diseases, among others. The Company has created a broad and deep pipeline through the expertise of its experienced research and development team and its extensive network of scientists, clinicians and industry leaders. This pipeline, which is being advanced both internally and through PureTech’s Founded Entities, as of the date of PureTech’s most recently filed Registration Statement on Form 20-F, was comprised of 24 products and product candidates, including two that have received FDA clearance and European marketing authorization. All of the underlying programs and platforms that resulted in this pipeline of product candidates were initially identified or discovered and then advanced by the PureTech team through key validation points based on the Company’s unique insights into the biology of the brain, immune and gut, or BIG, systems and the interface between those systems, referred to as the BIG Axis. For more information, visit www.puretechhealth.com or connect with us on Twitter @puretechh. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements that are or may be forward-looking statements, including statements that relate to the company’s future prospects, developments, and strategies. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from current expectations, including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the potential therapeutic benefits of our product candidates, our expectations regarding the appointment of Mark Mullikin as Chief Financial Officer and those risks and uncertainties described in the risk factors included in the regulatory filings for PureTech Health plc. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions regarding the present and future business strategies of the company and the environment in which it will operate in the future. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as at the date of this press release. Except as required by law and regulatory requirements, neither the company nor any other party intends to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005131/en/ CONTACT: Investors and Media Allison Mead Talbot +1 617 651 3156 [email protected]  KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: PureTech Health plc Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 07:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 07:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005131/en TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusinesscenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more