Travel may be banned once more, but the City of London continues to look outwards

first_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks The UK financial services sector has a fundamental role to play in nurturing the green shoots of the global economic recovery. Unleashing its full potential in these fast-growing areas will be vital as we look towards a prosperous and sustainable future. The other big area of growth we will see in the coming years is in the digital economy. If anything, we’ve seen an acceleration of the trend towards digitisation during the pandemic, with UK fintech startups continuing to lead the way. whatsapp The City of London has not come to a complete standstill In particular, the green revolution and transition to digital offer huge investment opportunities worldwide as we look to make “build back better” a reality.  Monday 2 November 2020 11:26 am And the City has been keeping its eye on the ball in both cases. As we begin to realise the staggering possibilities of a more digitised economy, and what that can mean for businesses and households across the world, it will be vital that we work together to capitalise on this progress as regards to global regulatory standards. In this respect, I’m very encouraged by the prominence of data and digital provision in the UK’s new trade deal with Japan, and I hope that we still have time to show similar ambition for the sector in our negotiations with the EU. The City of London has not come to a complete standstill Also Read: Travel may be banned once more, but the City of London continues to look outwards The UK is well-placed to raise the capital needed and make such investments sustainable by default. With some $90 trillion of capital investment needed by 2030 to meet international sustainability and climate objectives, it is right that we have lofty ambitions for our role in creating a more environmentally responsible global economy.  In the last month I have conducted a series of virtual visits to cities around the country — all part of an integrated strategy to learn more about how we can support their fintech ecosystems through my international engagements. Some of the most exciting firms even joined me as part of my business delegation for my recent virtual visit to North America — the source of more than 60 per cent of London’s overseas fintech investment — giving them the opportunity to meet influential investors such as Alphabet’s Capital G and Amex Ventures.  Main image credit: Gettycenter_img Overseas travel is set to be heavily curtailed once again over the coming weeks. But despite this restriction, international trade will remain a vital driver for the global economy as it emerges from the shadow of the pandemic. It is estimated that India requires some $4.5 trillion of infrastructure financing by 2040, and investment in such projects offers substantial social and economic development benefits.  Travel may be banned once more, but the City of London continues to look outwards The City of London has not come to a complete standstill Also Read: Travel may be banned once more, but the City of London continues to look outwards Show Comments ▼ Just last week, for instance, we saw the financial ministries of both the UK and India make an exciting commitment towards a bilateral Sustainable Finance Forum, building on the support that the City of London Corporation has already provided in forging ties in this area.  In that vein, next week’s Green Horizon Summit — co-hosted by the City of London Corporation and the Green Finance Institute and supported by the World Economic Forum — will look to set out the next steps in how we close the gap between climate ambition and reality. Indeed, I’m pleased to announce that US secretary-general Antonio Guterres, ECB chief Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva, BlackRock boss Larry Fink and renowned diplomat Christiana Figueres are among the growing list of speakers to confirm their attendance, and I look forward to their contributions as we advance the debate ahead of COP26 in Glasgow next year. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Share Opinion William RussellWilliam Russell is Lord Mayor of London. whatsapplast_img read more

Stock wants to take saw to partisan gridlock in D.C.

first_imgFederal Government | Government | Politics | SouthcentralStock wants to take saw to partisan gridlock in D.C.September 20, 2016 by Jay Barrett, KMXT-Kodiak Share:U.S. Senate candidate Margaret Stock (I-Alaska)Next to incumbent Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s name on November’s General Election ballot will be the names of several people looking to unseat her and take over her job in the United States Senate, including a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel.“I think Lisa Murkowski is a really nice person, but she’s been a terrible senator for Alaska,” said Margaret Stock, an Anchorage immigration attorney and independent candidate seeking to oust Murkowski.“Like many other Alaskans I’ve been disappointed in her. I’m an independent, like 54 percent of Alaskans are independent. It’s the majority choice of Alaskan voters to be independent,” she said.“Most of (Murkowski’s) funding is from corporate PACs,” Stock said. “And in my campaign I’ve renounced corporate PACs. I don’t take money from corporate PACs. I only take money from individuals, and I’ve taken a very small amount of money from ideological PACs – bipartisan, ideological PACs.”If elected, then she’d tackle the problems in Obamacare, Stock said.“I’m for fixing the law. I don’t want to repeal it, because repealing it would take away health care from thousands of Alaskans. Many more people are insured now because of the act. But the costs of the act are out of control, and that’s one thing the D.C. partisans are not dealing with at all. It doesn’t seem to bother them that costs get out of control because that benefits the corporations who are making profits from people’s healthcare being really expensive,” she said. “So what I’d like to do is go to D.C. and fix the Affordable Care Act, turn it away from being the “Unaffordable” Care Act and back into an affordable option for Americans.”Stock, who first came to Alaska on active duty with the Army, has degrees from the Harvard School of Law, the Kennedy School of Government and the U.S. Army War College.She has taught constitutional and national security law at West Point. Stock is also the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, or “Genius Grant,” for work she did after 9/11 at the Pentagon.“So I was the architect of a program that would allow legally present immigrants who had passed stringent background checks, to join the military for the purpose of lending help to the intelligent community with their language abilities. We also recruited healthcare professionals,” Stock said. “And in exchange for that – eight years in the military – they got American citizenship, which allowed them to work for the United States government.”One of the people Stock says she recruited was former Kenyan Paul Chelimo, who, since he became a U.S. citizen and joining the Army, won a silver medal in the 5,000 meters for America at the Rio Olympics this summer.Share this story:last_img read more

Amazon agrees to buy PillPack in a bid to remake the pharmaceutical supply chain

first_img Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED 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. About the Author Reprints What is it? @Pharmalot Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What’s included? Ed Silverman By Ed Silverman June 28, 2018 Reprints Log In | Learn More center_img GET STARTED [email protected] In a move that signals big changes for prescription drug distribution, Amazon has agreed to buy PillPack, a fast-growing online pharmacy that offers pre-sorted doses of medicines and home delivery.PillPack, a privately held startup, has attracted substantial interest because the company boasts it can make it easier and faster for consumers to get a prescription filled than at corner drugstores. The five-year-old company manages multiple prescriptions for customers by pre-sorting, packaging, and delivering drugs with a round-the-clock staff that can be contacted online or by phone. Its pharmacy is based in Manchester, N.H., and its business operations are located in Somerville, Mass. Pharmalot Amazon agrees to buy PillPack in a bid to remake the pharmaceutical supply chain 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. PillPack prepackages and mails consumers’ pills. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalslast_img read more

All you need to know as the Laois hurlers and footballers head north to face Antrim and Down

first_img Previous articleFr Paddy: Celebrating the 1,500th anniversary of St ColmcilleNext articleFeargus Dunne: ‘It’s true what they say. Those small moments are the big moments.’ Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 12th June 2021 GAA Pinterest WhatsApp It is a busy day on the GAA front as the Laois hurlers and footballers face trips to Ulster to face Antrim and Down.Below, we will preview both games:Laois v Antrim National Hurling League Division 1B Round 5When, where, what time?The game throws in at 3pm in Antrim’s temporary home venue in Corrigan Park in Belfast.Team newsLaois manager Seamas Cheddar Plunkett named his starting team on Friday – the same one that began the game against Kilkenny last week.However, we believe that as many as five changes are set to be made to this team before throw in. WhatsApp Lee Cleere, Ryan Mullaney, Cha Dwyer, Willie Dunphy and Eanna Lyons are all expected to start the game.Antrim have not yet named their team for this game.What’s Laois’s recent history like against Antrim?Laois haven’t played Antrim since 2019 when they beat them 2-24 to 1-19 in the Joe McDonagh Cup.In 2018, Laois managed to ground out a one point win over Antrim in the Joe McDonagh Cup and also Laois saw them off to maintain their Division 1B status for 2019.Who’s the referee?The man in the middle for this game is John Keenan from Wicklow. He last officiated a game involving Laois back in 2017 when Dublin beat them in the Leinster championship.What are the odds?Antrim are 8/15 favourites with Laois at 7/4 and the draw priced at 10/1.Where can I follow the action?We will be providing minute-by-minute updates on our Live Blog and there will also be coverage on Midlands 103. While the game is on GAA Go.Laois v Down National Football League Division 3 Relegation playoffWhen, where, what time?The game throws in at 6.15pm in Down’s home venue in Newry, Pairc Esler.Team newsLaois manager Mike Quirke named his team to face Down last night and it shows four changes from the side that lost to Kildare two weeks ago.Colm Begley and Donie Kingston have returned from injury and come into the team in place of Alan Farrell and Gary Walsh.Danny O’Reilly misses out through injury with Sean Byrne in for him while there is a first appearance of the season for fellow Portarlington man Colm Murphy who is in Brian Byrne.On the bench, Marty Scully is named for the first time this season and he’s in for the aforementioned O’Reilly who drops out of the 26 altogether.The Laois team in full is: Niall Corbet; Robbie Pigott, Mark Timmons, Gareth Dillon; Seamus Lacey, Colm Begley, Paddy O’Sullivan; Kieran Lillis, John O’Loughlin; Sean Byrne, Paul Kingston, Eoin Lowry; Colm Murphy, Donie Kingston, Evan O’Carroll. Subs: Matthew Byron, Brian Daly, Mark Barry, Brian Byrne, Benny Carroll, Gary Walsh, Sean O’Flynn, Eoin Buggie, Ross Munnelly, Marty Scully, Alan FarrellDown have not yet named their team.What’s Down’s form like?Following Division 3 promotion last year, Down have found it tough going in Division 2 thus far.Defeats to Meath and Mayo meant that even that win against Westmeath the last day still meant they were in relegation trouble.What is Laois’s record against Down like?Laois’s last visit to Newry was a good one as the then John Sugrue managed team recorded a 2-15 to 1-12 win in Division 3 in 2019.Before that, Laois’s last clash with Down was in the last round of Division 2 in 2015 when Laois lost in Newry but had just enough to stay up.Laois won the 2014 meeting between the two in O’Moore Park but lost away in 2012 and 2010 – as well as All Ireland Qualifier games in 2009 and 2008.Who’s reffing it?Jerome Henry from Mayo is in charge. His last time to officiate a Laois game was the 2019 Division 3 league final against Westmeath.Before that, his most game involving the county was the 2-18 to 0-14 loss to Clare in the 2017 All Ireland Qualifiers.What are the odds?Down are favourites at 4/9 with Laois at 5/2 and the draw at 15-2. On the handicap, Down -3 are evens while Laois +3 are evens.Where can I follow the action?The game is live on GAA Go and you can expect radio updates from Midlands 103 and RTE. As always, LaoisToday will be live blogging the entire game.SEE ALSO – Warmest day of the year forecast for Sunday – and we better make the best of it! TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois senior hurlers Facebookcenter_img Here are all of Monday and Tuesday’s Laois GAA results All you need to know as the Laois hurlers and footballers head north to face Antrim and Down Home Sport GAA All you need to know as the Laois hurlers and footballers head… SportGAA JOB VACANCY: Beechfield Healthcare in Portlaoise currently seeking to recruit experienced Credit Controller Jobs Twitter Pinterest Twitter Community Laois County Council granted almost €500,000 from Additional Outdoor Infrastructure Fundlast_img read more

Stock markets head for negative open

Related news U.S. futures were weak with the Dow Jones industrial futures down 47 points to 12,603, the Nasdaq futures lost nine points to 2,426 and the S&P 500 futures declined 7.3 points to 1,303.8. Buying sentiment was muted after the finance ministers of the countries that use the euro announced that Greece would pay less than four per cent interest on the new bonds creditors will get in a debt swap meant to cut what Greece owes by about €100 billion. That interest rate is below what the creditors have been willing to accept. A deal with creditors is crucial to Greece’s and the eurozone’s stability since it’s clear there’s no way Athens can ever pay back all that it owes. Banks that hold Greek debt have already been asked to take a 50% loss on those investments — and some think even that writedown isn’t big enough. Time is running out as Greece has several billions of euros of debt coming due in March. On the earnings front, Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) announced it is raising its quarterly dividend by 15% to 37.5 cents per share, starting with the next payout in March. CN generated a profit of $592 million or $1.32 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2011, as revenue rose 12% from a year before to a record $2.38 billion. Its shares were up 1.5% in pre-market trading in New York. U.S. chemicals giant DuPont Co. said Tuesday that fourth-quarter income dipped slightly to US$373 million or 40 cents a share as volume declines and cost increases offset sales gains and higher prices. Excluding one-time items, earnings per share were 35 cents, topping analysts’ expectations for earnings of 33 cents per share, according to FactSet. However, revenue missed expectations and its shares were down slightly in pre-market trading. Health care products company Johnson & Johnson reported fourth-quarter net income slumped 89% to US$218 million or eight cents a share. Excluding special items, adjusted earnings per share were $1.13, four cents better than forecast. Sales narrowly missed expectations, coming in at $16.26 billion. Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Kleenex, Huggies and other household goods, reported that its fourth-quarter net income fell 19% to US$401 million or $1.01 a share as rising costs dampened its performance. Its 2012 adjusted earnings forecast was below Wall Street’s expectations and its shares fell 2.7% in pre-market trading. Uncertainty over a Greek debt deal also depressed commodity markets where the March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange lost 37 cents to US$99.21 a barrel. Prices climbed over $1 Monday on concerns that Iran could block shipments of crude in the wake of the European Union’s decision to embargo imports of Iranian oil. March copper slipped four cents to US$3.76 a pound while gold prices also fell with the February contract in New York down $12.20 to US$1,666.10 an ounce. European markets headed lower with London’s FTSE 100 index down 0.88%, Frankfurt’s DAX dropped 1.18% and the Paris CAC 40 fell 1.05%. Earlier in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock rose 0.2% to 8,785.33 despite the central bank cutting growth forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 2012 and the following year because of a slowdown in overseas demand and the strong yen. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 closed little changed. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Keywords Marketwatch S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector The Toronto stock market headed for a lower open Tuesday with traders cautious amid mixed earnings reports and worries that negotiations to cut Greece’s debt could fall apart. The Canadian dollar was down 0.39 of a cent to 98.88 cents US. Malcolm Morrison read more

Pace of new housing construction slows in May: CMHC

first_img GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB dbvirago/123RF Related news Keywords HousingCompanies Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. David Paddon Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BIS Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia The pace of new housing construction in Canada slowed in May amid a double-digit decline in multi-unit projects in urban areas after several months of above-average activity, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said FridayThe federal agency’s seasonally adjusted rate of housing starts for all of Canada — which is an approximation of how much construction will begin this year if the pace continues — fell to 195,613 units in May, from 216,775 units in April. Quebec and Ontario, which one bank economist had their worst month for housing starts in a year, were a driving force that was partially offset by increases in six provinces.May’s decline pushed down the six-month average — which the CMHC considers a better indicator than a one-month snapshot — to 216,362 units on a seasonally adjusted basis from a six-month average of 225,481 units in April.The primary reason for the month-over-month decline was that fewer condos, townhomes and other multi-unit projects started up in some urban areas in May.CMHC chief economist Bob Dugan said May’s decline in multi-unit urban starts “leaves them close to their 10-year average following several months of historically elevated levels.”The seasonally adjusted rate of multiple urban starts fell 16.4% to 119,811 units in May while single-detached urban starts increased by 2% to 58,390 units.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17,412 units.Nathan Janzen, senior economist at RBC Economics, noted that the decline in the multiple-unit starts wasn’t spread evenly across the country.“Regionally, there were big declines in Ontario and Quebec — both driven by big declines in multiple-unit starts — but increases in the Prairies and British Columbia,” Janzen wrote in a research note.He said the May dip probably reflects “normal” monthly volatility, rather than a deterioration in underlying trends, and the six-month moving average was still “elevated” at about 216,000.However, Janzen said, there have been fewer home resales in the first months of 2018, following a series of rule changes intended to cool a hot market “and we expect that will eventually be followed by slower homebuilding as well.”Michael Dolega, senior economist at TD Economics, said the May slowdown wasn’t surprising but “its magnitude is more pronounced that we had expected.”He said a decline of about 18,000 starts in Quebec and 14,000 in Ontario were the worst since May 2017.More specifically, Dolega said multi-family unit construction in Toronto fell to 14,900 on a seasonally adjusted basis — the lowest in more than two years.“In stark contrast, Vancouver’s new home construction rose 14% in May to 26,500 — registering a pace faster than Toronto’s for the first time this year,” Dolega wrote.CIBC economist Royce Mendes said the multi-unit market segment can be volatile “so a bounceback from these levels isn’t out of the question.“That said, with the implementation of the B20 (federal stress test) rules cooling demand for housing, we’re still expecting only modest results from housing activity over the remainder of the year,” Mendes concluded. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

All-new 2017 Honda Civic Si set to debut this week

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSCivicHondaNew YorkNew York Auto ShowNewsAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ShowsAutomotive TechnologyCars and Car DesignCoupesCulture and LifestyleHonda CivicHonda Motor Co. Ltd.New York International Auto ShowScience and TechnologySedansSports CarsTechnologyYouTube LLC Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2017 Honda Civic Si ‹ Previous Next › advertisement Visually, Honda says the production-spec Civic Si will closely resemble the prototype inside and out. As for the sedan? Well, if you can’t wait until this Thursday, just picture the Si prototype’s kit – namely the more aggressive bodywork all around and the larger wheels – on the sedan. Or, picture the prototype with an extra set of doors.Either way, we’ll bring you everything you need to know about Honda’s all-new Civic Si coupe and sedan later this week. Following its online debut, there’s a chance the Civic Si will make an appearance at the New York Auto Show on April 12. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img Following its debut as a prototype last year, Honda will be taking the wraps off the latest, production-spec Civic Si coupe and sedan this week.Rather than waiting for the New York Auto Show, Honda will showcase the new Si on its YouTube channel at 11 a.m. EST on April 6. Honda promises the video will detail what we don’t yet know about the redesigned Civic Si, including official horsepower and torque numbers, pricing and the car’s on-sale date. We’ll also get to see the cut of the new Civic Si’s jib around a racetrack.In the meantime, here’s what we do know – the Civic Si will be powered by an uptuned version of Honda’s new 1.5-litre turbo-four engine. While official output numbers are still under wraps, a recent leak suggests we’ll see 192 lb.-ft. of torque. As for horsepower, word on the street is we can expect around 220 to 230 horsepower. Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Having trouble imagining the Honda Civic Si sedan? Just picture tan extra set of doors on here. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. That might seem underwhelming at first, especially compared to the 306-horsepower Civic Type R. But consider this – the previous generation Civic Si pumped out 205 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque. Either way, we’re due for a modest increase in output. Plus, the Civic Si is getting retuned suspension components, larger brakes and stickier tires. Sounds promising enough. last_img read more

New Student Orientation To Begin June 14 At CU-Boulder

first_imgThe University of Colorado at Boulder will welcome almost 5,000 newly admitted freshman students along with their parents to two-day orientation programs starting June 14 and ending Aug. 23. All of the orientation sessions in June and July are for students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Business and Administration. The intent of orientation is to make new students feel welcome to the campus community. Orientation officials hope that students will leave the program feeling that they made the right decision in pursuing their education at CU-Boulder and feeling secure that they will succeed at CU in the years to follow. Orientation programs have been offered for 21 years at CU-Boulder, and the College of Arts and Sciences now uses it as a time when students are given one-on-one advising and a confirmed schedule of fall classes. Students will be introduced to academic requirements, receive assistance in the registration process and learn how to make maximum use of campus resources. They also will learn how to balance academics, work, recreation and social activities. Students who will be living in residence halls in the fall are requested to stay in a designated hall during the two-day orientation and will have a social gathering at the Hard Drive Cafe in Kittredge Commons. Orientation also is a time to welcome and ease the transition for parents of students who will be leaving home. Events targeted toward parents are an extensive portion of the arts and sciences and business colleges’ orientations, including a parent’s dinner hosted by the Parents Association. Parents and students will receive a welcome from prominent faculty members and will have the opportunity to ask questions at the new Ralphie’s Resource Center in Norlin Library. The center will help ensure that families will have no lingering questions regarding campus business issues once school begins. An information fair featuring booths from university clubs, organizations, support services and Greek representatives will be offered, as well as an entertaining “Orientation Theatre” that portrays college students handling issues that they may be confronted with in college. The colleges of architecture and planning, engineering and applied science and music will offer orientation programs in August, along with the colleges of arts and sciences and business. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 10, 2001 last_img read more

Regents weigh in on tuition, financial aid, university financial reserves, more

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 12, 2020 At its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, which was hosted remotely, the University of Colorado Board of Regents heard updates on financial aid and student debt, as well as efforts on the Boulder campus to improve the student experience. They also received a written report about systemwide diversity and inclusion efforts.Resolution for tuition reductionRegent Heidi Ganahl, an at-large Republican from Lone Tree, moved for a vote on a resolution to provide a 20% tuition reduction for all students enrolled full-time during the spring 2021 academic term and a waiver of any spring 2021 student fees for services that will not be provided by the university. The resolution failed by a 6-3 vote, with regents Ganahl; Chance Hill, a Republican from District 5; and John Carson, a Republican from District 6, all voting to support the resolution. Regent Linda Shoemaker noted a tuition reduction would result in further job cuts. Financial aid and student debtTodd Saliman—senior vice president for strategy, government relations and chief financial officer—presented the board with an update on financial aid and student debt. Saliman reported that, in addition to the CARES Act suspension of student loan payments and interest along with other forms of federal relief, $5 million was awarded from the CU Foundation in fall 2020, resulting in 5,223 financial aid awards systemwide with more than 9,000 applicants. Saliman’s presentation included information about national trends in student loan debt, financial aid history by source for the state of Colorado, average resident undergraduate student debt at several higher education institutions in Colorado, average debt load and loan amounts and more. Saliman highlighted a new systemwide cost-of-education estimator, which allows students and families to get an idea of the average cost of college on each CU campus and see the impact of transfer credits, living at home and other efforts to reduce personal expenses.The full financial aid and student debt presentation is available on board docs.University financial reservesSaliman also updated the board on the status of emergency tuition stabilization plans for each campus, illustrated the negative revenue impact on each campus along with planned measures for closing those financial gaps, detailed capital reserves for renovations and deferred maintenance needs, and provided information about funds and balances for each campus. The Boulder campus used a mix of internal budget reductions, reserve and CARES Act funding to close a $92.5 million budget gap caused by decreasing tuition revenue and state funding cuts that represent a portion of the cuts the campus expects to face this year. The full university finances presentation is available on board docs.Additional campus funding for studentsDuring his report, CU President Mark Kennedy announced a further round of funding, totaling $5 million, from the CU Foundation to the campuses. “Each campus will have the discretion of rewarding its share of this additional $5 million in emergency funding needs or for mental health,” Kennedy said. “I am grateful to the CU Foundation and our donors for having the resources that we can prioritize our students in this way.”Report on diversity, equity and inclusion effortsThe agenda also notes that the board received a report on diversity, equity and inclusion from CU Chief Diversity Officer Theodosia Cook. The report provides details about diversity scholarships; coalitions, groups and community outreach; the diversity campaign and system administration training and development. In-state tuition status for out-of-state Indigenous peoplesThe board passed a resolution by a 7-2 vote that the University of Colorado system administration shall work with the Colorado General Assembly to seek approval for in-state tuition status for out-of-state Indigenous peoples whose tribal nations are historically tied to the lands that make up the state of Colorado.The board also voted to approve a resolution that “the University of Colorado system administration shall continue collaborating with Indigenous community members and leaders across the campuses on a variety of issues to further strengthen the university’s relationship with Indigenous and native communities.”Newly elected and outgoing regentsBoard Chair Glenn Gallegos, a Republican from the 3rd Congressional District, welcomed three new regents to the board, all of them elected in the Nov. 3 election:Callie Rennison – Congressional District 2 Ilana Spiegel – Congressional District 6Nolbert Chavez – Congressional District 7Rennison won the seat vacated by outgoing Democrat Linda Shoemaker; Spiegel won the seat held by Republican John Carson; and Chavez, a former state legislator, ran unopposed for outgoing Democrat Irene Griego’s seat. All three outgoing regents chose not to seek reelection. Directly before the closing of the meeting, the board voted to approve the regent emeritus designation for all three outgoing regents.Online educationInterim Associate Vice President for Online Learning Scot Chadwick, with support from members of his team in the Office of Digital Education (ODE) , updated the board about the University of Colorado’s efforts to expand high-quality online education to reach new student populations.Founded in January 2018 to support CU Denver | Anschutz and the goals of the Board of Regents Online Resolution, ODE was expanded in May 2020 and charged with broadening its charter to support all four campuses. Chadwick updated the board on the following work that his office has been advancing:Marketing Services: Broadening the awareness of CU’s high-quality online programs in a highly competitive market.Student Recruitment Services: Creating a meaningful first impression of CU for prospective students as they navigate the program selection and application process.Student Enrollment & Success Coaching: Increasing online student satisfaction, engagement, retention and progress to graduation.Instructional Design: Partnering with faculty to collaboratively design quality online programs and courses.Faculty Training: Advancing faculty skills and knowledge for online teaching and technology.“We are bringing the best of our online programs under this CU online banner so that we can make it easy for prospective students to find us, to find our amazing programs, and learn more about our incredible faculty and be able to advance their education and improve their lives,” Chadwick said.Chadwick said that his team is also doing everything possible to advance CU’s capabilities in terms of efficiency, how well we are leveraging technology and creating better partnerships and relationships with students as well as our partner programs.“We are really excited about that work that is going to take off with the fall 2021 set of programs,” said Chadwick.In other board newsThe board voted by consent agenda to approve the 2020 cohort of distinguished professorships. The board will recognize the awardees at a future board meeting.The board voted by consent agenda to approve the slate of recipients for the 2021 honorary degrees, Distinguished Service Awards and University Medals. The resolution specifies that the slate will be made public as soon as the University Affairs Committee chair or their designee contacts the awardees to confirm acceptance and that arrangements be made for presentation of these awards at a university commencement or other appropriate event.Full details on all presentations from the Nov. 12 meeting are available on BoardDocs, and a livestream of the proceedings will be available.Categories:AdministrationCampus Communitylast_img read more

Adoptable Pet Of The Week – Sweetie

first_imgHomeFeaturedAdoptable Pet Of The Week – Sweetie Apr. 17, 2020 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsPet of the weekAdoptable Pet Of The Week – Sweetieeditor1 year agoadoptBullmastiffdogPet of the WeekpetsshelterSweetie Hi, I’m Sweetie! I’m a 1-year old female Bullmastiff and I’m running for Shelter Dog Of The Month! Why me? I’m a likable candidate! Preferring human’s to other dogs, I’m quiet and gentle with a caring spirit. I’m outgoing and take delight in playtime. My motto? More homes for pets mean more love for humans! My platform? All pets deserve a home and humans deserve the love of animals! As the sole dog in an adult-only home, I believe I can see my agenda realized while bringing a unique point of view to my new family. Do I have your vote? Sweetie, ID#A058349, is available for adoption at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter located at 1640 9th Street. The shelter is closed to the public and adoptions are by appointment only by calling the shelter at (310) 458-8595, Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For a full list of adoptable animals, visit Tip Of The Week: Dog LicensingAlong with Love, the primary requirement for responsible pet ownership is being in compliance with all pet laws including dog licensing. This annual requirement must be fulfilled by providing animal control with your dog’s current rabies certification and paying licensing fees. Violation of dog licensing include hefty fines, the possibility of a notice to appear in court, and depending on the circumstances, animal control may confiscate your dog.There are benefits to dog licensing! Dog parks are only available to Santa Monica residents who are current in dog licensing. If your dog gets lost, dog licensing can increase the chances of your dog being reunited with you. In the US, only 13% of dogs are reunited with their owners due mostly to dogs not having proper identification. If your dog is found and taken to an animal shelter, your dog’s license gives animal control the opportunity to contact you.Dog licensing saves lives! The revenue from dog licensing provides funding for spay and neuter programs, and pays for any needed emergency medical treatment for stray dogs if they are found ill or injured. Most important, having your dog rabies certified protects them from the fatal disease.To license your dog, contact your local animal control division. If you are a Santa Monica resident, you may register your dog online at Click on Animal Control Section. For questions, call the Santa Monica Animal Shelter at (310) 458-8595.Pet of the Week is provided by Carmen Molinari, a long-time volunteer at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter and founder and CEO of Love At First Sit, a pet care and dog training company in Santa Monica. Learn about her, pet tips, and Love At First Sit services at :adoptBullmastiffdogPet of the WeekpetsshelterSweetieshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentA’s minor league manager off ventilator in coronavirus fightProvidence St. John’s nurses call for transparency from hospital managementYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agolast_img read more