first_imgBy Mike Weir 14/08/2019 Please either REGISTER or login below to continue New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Your Password Email* << Go back LOGIN Password* Forgotten your password? Please click here Please Login Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium This weekend I will vacate London for a nearby coastal county where, among other things, there will be a greasy pole competition.Contestants (I won’t be among them) have to ease themselves along a greased telegraph pole, suspended from one end horizontally over the sea, with the goal of grabbing a flag.The winner receives a prize ham and a whole year’s worth of envy from the other villagers.Whilst watching this seaside fun I may briefly reflect on the fortunes of Roadrunner ... Email* Premium subscriber LOGIN Resetlast_img read more

first_img 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. [email protected] Health Tech Jacquelyn Martin/AP What’s included? Erin Brodwin As a wave of at-home tests for coronavirus are coming on the market, federal regulators issued stern guidance saying that none of them has yet been approved for use and warning consumers to be wary of “unauthorized fraudulent test kits.”Hours after STAT reported on Friday that at least four startups would roll out at-home tests over the next week, the Food and Drug Administration released a statement saying: “We want to alert the American public that, at this time, the FDA has not authorized any test that is available to purchase for testing yourself at home for Covid-19.” @erbrod By Erin Brodwin March 21, 2020 Reprints 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. What is it? GET STARTED Health Tech Correspondent, San Francisco Erin is a California-based health tech reporter and the co-author of the STAT Health Tech newsletter. As public hungers for coronavirus tests, FDA warns new at-home kits are ‘unauthorized’ Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More Tags Coronavirusgovernment agenciespublic healthlast_img read more

first_imgHome News Crime Criminal gangs flying in from eastern Europe to rob local businesses NewsCrime TAGSChief Superintendent John ScanlonLaois Joint Policing Committee Twitter Pinterest By David Power – 9th April 2018 Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Community Facebook Facebook Criminal gangs flying in from eastern Europe to rob local businesses Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleUPDATED: Warning over ‘scam call’ using Laois numberNext articleLevel of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’ David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty WhatsApp Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Sophisticated criminals are proving a challenge Sophisticated crime gangs are flying in from eastern Europe to rob premises in Laois and other counties, the highest-ranking garda in the division has confirmed.Chief Superintendent John Scanlon told the County Laois Joint Policing Committee that they have apprehended suspects who were wanted in Spain, Norway, France and the UK.“They are arriving from eastern Europe to commit crime. They are flying in and coming through the airport in a significant group,” Mr Scanlon said.He said these people then steal valuable items. They go to lock-up premises and “steal high value items” he said.These criminals deliberately set off alarms to monitor the reaction time. Later they then either set off the alarm or disable it, in some cases pumping the alarms with foam.“They often steal the CCTV systems and bring it on their merry way,” he said.“We have had some success against them but it is quite a challenge,” Mr Scanlon said.The meeting heard there  was a 38 per cent increase in assaults in the first quarter of 2018 when compared to the same time last year.There was also increase in drugs offences, partly explained by the a new dedicated drugs unit in the division which has increased detection rates.SEE ALSO – Updated: Warning over ‘scam call’ using Laois number Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By Siun Lennon – 10th August 2019 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Public invited to attend positive mental health programme in Laois Home News Community Public invited to attend positive mental health programme in Laois NewsCommunity TAGSAware Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Previous articleRemember the Game: Arles-Killeen punish Killeshin’s defensive frailties in 2016Next articleGood Week, Bad Week: European championships, All-Ireland games and illegal dumping Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Feel like learning some new skills to better deal with life’s ups and downs?AWARE is iniviting members of the public to register for their new, free, positive mental programme in Laois.Aware’s Life Skills Programme, which is open to anyone wishing to learn new ways of dealing with life’s ups and downs, gets underway at the Midland Park Hotel, Portlaoise, on Wednesday September 11 at 7.30pm.The programme takes place over a period of six weeks and is open to people aged 18 years and over.You can secure your place with a booking deposit of €30 (€10 for students, and those who are unemployed or over 65 years or who hold a medical card) – refundable at the end of the programme – by visiting here.It is estimated that there are more than 450,000 people in Ireland who experience depression at any one time, while there are approximately 45,000 people diagnosed with bipolar disorder.Depression and bipolar disorder are mental health conditions that affect our thinking, energy, feelings and behaviour.While they can vary from mild to severe, and impact on our relationships, family and work lives, it is possible to find ways to manage the conditions, and to lead healthy and productive lives.According to Bríd O’Meara, Aware’s Director of Services, the new programme is designed to help people better cope with the challenges in their lives.“The Life Skills Programme is designed to give people insights into how we think and how this can influence our actions in both helpful and unhelpful ways.“Based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, each session is guided by our trained facilitator to help people better manage the stresses of everyday life, learning to spot unhelpful thoughts and discovering new and healthier ways of thinking.”For any questions or support, you can call the Aware Support Line on Freephone 1800 80 48 48 or email [email protected] ALSO – WATCH: Laois musician teams up with Midlands Sign Language group for new love song GAA GAA WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CIBC Asset Management Inc. (CIBC AM) said Monday that it has completed the merger of Renaissance Corporate Bond Fund (the terminating fund) into Renaissance Corporate Bond Capital Yield Fund (the continuing fund). Unitholders of the terminating fund have received units in the same class of the continuing fund. New portfolios from IG Wealth Management Keywords Fund mergers,  Character conversionCompanies CIBC Asset Management IE Staff Related newscenter_img In response to changes to the Income Tax Act announced in the 2013 federal budget, which will eliminate the tax benefits associated with certain forward agreements by December 31, 2014, the investment objective of the continuing fund has been changed to: “To obtain a high level of current income by investing primarily in bonds, debentures, notes and other debt instruments of Canadian issuers.” The continuing fund has been renamed Renaissance Corporate Bond Fund and is now open to new purchases and switches. Horizons proposes merger of two cannabis ETFs CI Investments announces 30 fund mergers Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Special meetings for six LOGiQ funds were adjourned to reconvene on Nov. 10, the company says in its announcement. Read: Purpose/LOGiQ deal a “good fit” Stock-pickers need some volatility IE Staff Related news Keywords Asset management companiesCompanies Purpose Investments Inc., LOGiQ Asset Management Inc. Unitholders of several funds managed by LOGiQ Capital 2016 and LOGiQ Asset Management Ltd. have approved a special resolution to authorize changes proposed in connection with the sale to Purpose Investments Inc. of the management agreements and related assets relating to the funds, the company has announced. In September, LOGiQ Asset Management and Purpose Investments, both of Toronto, entered into an agreement whereby Purpose will acquire the retail fund business of LOGiQ. center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CIBC Latin American Fund gets new portfolio sub-advisor iA Clarington launches new fund, adds ETF versions of existing funds Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Sun Life buying majority stake in U.S. investment manager AIMA Canada, the national group of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in Canada, on Thursday announced a new chairwoman and the members of a new executive committee for the 2018-2020 term.Taking over as chairwoman is Belle Kaura, vice president and chief compliance officer at Third Eye Capital. She succeeds Michael Burns (partner, McMillan) who served as chairman of the AIMA Canada executive committee for two terms from September 2014 to September 2018. Related news In addition to Kaura, the other executive committee members are:Laura Reid, partner, KPMG LLP (vice chairwoman)Derek Hatoum, partner, PwC LLP (treasurer)Darin Renton, partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP (general counsel)Stéphane Amara, director, Allianz Global InvestorsSteve Banquier, managing director, prime brokerage and automated execution, TD Securities Inc.Daniel Dorenbush, managing director, head of Canadian prime services, Bank of Nova ScotiaKimberley Jansen, director, BMO Capital MarketsElissa Johnson, vice president, international fund services, State StreetJesse Kaufman, vice president, portfolio and investment advisor, Richardson GMPRobert Lemon, executive director, prime services, CIBC Capital MarketsJeff Ray, vice president, product development, Mackenzie InvestmentsRaj Tandon, founding partner, Algonquin CapitalClaire Van Wyk-Allan, director, head of Canada, AIMARacheal Wason, director, structured solutions, BMO Capital MarketsIn announcing the composition of the new committee, Kaura stated: “As a manager member, I believe we need to be fully engaged in actively participating and promoting AIMA’s education and advocacy objectives to further our industry. I am excited to work with such a talented and diverse executive representing a cross-section of the alternative investment industry to guide our continued work at AIMA.”Kaura also expressed praise and gratitude to outgoing chairman Michael Burns.Claire Van Wyk-Allan, head of Canada at AIMA, added: “Mr. Burns has been an incredible contributor and advocate for AIMA’s efforts both globally and here in Canada, in particular with the proposed amendments to National Instrument 81-102, the largest innovation the Canadian alternatives industry has seen in recent years.Also readSurge in alternative investments expected Facebook LinkedIn Twitter CI’s new joint venture will invest in global real estate and infrastructure Business People Meeting Discussion in a boardroom concept rawpixel/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Boosting fixed-income returns with liquid alternatives Keywords Alternative investmentsCompanies Alternative Investment Management Association last_img read more

first_imgSpace Inquiry looks north The House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources will travel to Queensland to hold a public hearing for its inquiry into Developing Australia’s Space Industry. The Committee will also conduct site visits to the University of Queensland’s Centre for Hypersonics in Brisbane, and Gilmore Space Technologies on the Gold Coast.The Chair of the Committee, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP said ‘the Committee has heard some great evidence so far about how space-lead technology and data underpin our daily lives and the productivity of our economy. Australia is punching above its weight in many areas of research, development and infrastructure, but as a country, we need to do more to support our space industry so it is truly world-leading, attracts the best and brightest, and importantly, so that we have sovereign space capacity.’‘This inquiry has the potential to make some significant recommendations to strengthen support of our international space related activities, and our domestic capabilities, in our cities and our regional areas. The space industry is only going to become more integral to our way of life and Australia must be ready to lead.’ Mr Joyce said.Stakeholders including Boeing Australia, Earth Observation Australia Inc., Deloitte, the Queensland government, and university sectors will speak to the Committee.The Committee is looking forward to an exciting program and viewing more of Australia’s world leading technology and infrastructure.Details of the hearing are:Date: Thursday, 6 May 2021Time: 9:00am – 3:45pmVenue: Pullman & Mercure Brisbane (Kennedy Room), King George Square, Cnr Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane.A copy of the public hearing program can be found on the Committee’s website. /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:AusPol, Australia, Boeing, Brisbane, Deloitte, Earth, Gold Coast, Government, industry, infrastructure, innovation, parliament, Queensland, resources, Roma, technology, university, University of Queenslandlast_img read more

first_img Published: Sept. 11, 2014 The University of Colorado Board of Regents today approved 12 new CU-Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information degrees, in addition to a name change for one other degree.The unanimous vote, held today at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus, was the final Board of Regents approval required before the degrees are forwarded to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education for approval. The college is now accepting applications and will offer classes for new degrees starting in fall semester 2015.The new college will be composed of the departments of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design; Communication; Critical Media Practices; Journalism; Information Science; Media Studies; and the graduate program in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance.“It’s truly a watershed moment for higher education’s ability to embrace change and take something and to make it relevant to the future for the benefit of the students,” Chair Kyle Hybl said. “The potential that this program has is truly exceptional and I am grateful that you all embraced it and are making a real difference with this.”In his presentation to the Board of Regents, Provost Russell Moore described how this new college will stand apart from other media studies programs that already exist in other universities.“This program brings together faculty to recruit students who don’t fit in in one particular program. We anticipate that we will be able to attract students who are as adept in technology as they are in their particular art form,” said Moore. “To provide one specific example, the Department of Information Science is engaging faculty from Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the development of curricula for its programs.”Moore explained that this new college was designed with consideration to recent growth of the Colorado state economy.“Colorado’s economy has a number of major sectors that depend on the skills that students will learn in this program. These degree programs will prepare students to be thoughtful creators of emerging new media, and it will give them the critical ability to adapt as new media forms arise,” said Moore. “We anticipate that substantial industry demands for many of these skills will translate to robust enrollment growth in the years ahead.”The twelve approved degrees represent a number of new degrees for the campus, as well as the transformation of some existing degrees. The BS degree in journalism will become a BA degree; the journalism program will continue to offer its MA in journalism and the Department of Communication will continue to offer BA, MA and PhD degrees in communication. New degrees being added with this new college include the following: BS in strategic communication with tracks in advertising, public relations and media design, and a MA in strategic communication design           BA in media production, MFA in interdisciplinary documentary and PhD in emergent technologies and media art practices BS, MS and PhD degrees in information science BA in media studies and MA in media and public engagement and PhD in Media Research and Practice, including doctoral tracks in strategic communication, journalism and media studies Graduate (PhD) program in Intermedia Art, Writing and PerformanceBefore moving to pass the resolution, many of the university’s regents expressed excitement about this opportunity for CU-Boulder to become one of the world’s premier institutions in the arena of media studies.“This program touches on so many of the areas that are critical to our changing society and I compliment and thank you for your work,” said Regent Stephen Ludwig.“I’m excited for the students who are coming to the University of Colorado,” Regent Sue Sharkey said. “I am absolutely confident of the success of this program and I believe it will be a model on a national level.”Christopher Braider, who oversaw the effort to create the new college, is serving as the transitional dean for the 2014-15 academic year. An international search for the dean of the college will be launched this fall. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

first_imgStrauf part of strong returning Mendon GBB backcourt By Paul Cifonelli on May 25, 2020No Comment Print This Post Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Share on Facebook Follow on Facebook Subscribe by Emailcenter_img This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Add to Google+ Danielle Strauf (middle) distributes the ball during the 2020 Section V Class A championship game. (Photo: SUE KANE)By PAUL CIFONELLIPittsford Mendon sophomore Danielle Strauf played a key role in the Vikings’ 2019-20 season, which included the program’s fourth straight Section V Class A championship and a 21-3 record. Strauf averaged 9.6 points, five rebounds, six assists, 2.4 steals and 0.5 blocks.Strauf shot 41 percent (61-for-150) from the field and 32 percent (21-for-65) from three. She also made 75 percent (45-for-60) of her free throws. The 5-foot-10 guard netted 21 points against Brockport, which was her best mark of the season. She also made five threes in that game.The rising junior was a key ballhandler for the Vikings and rewarded them with a 2.9 assist-to-turnover ratio. Her season-best assist total was eight against Brighton. Strauf, who was named 15th-Team All-State, had seven boards against Williamsville South (VI), seven steals against East and two blocked shots against Greece Athena. She also drew three charges on the season.In addition to being included on an All-State team, Strauf was also named to the Monroe County Division III Second-Team. She returns to Mendon along with fellow backcourt mates Lexi Green and Anaya Coleman. She will play for the WNY Lakers during the AAU season. Connect on Linked in Strauf part of strong returning Mendon GBB backcourt added by Paul Cifonelli on May 25, 2020View all posts by Paul Cifonelli →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioBig Data Courses | Search AdBig Data Online Courses Might Be More Fun Than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters last_img read more