No love lost between Alaska GOP and Trump

first_imgFederal Government | PoliticsNo love lost between Alaska GOP and TrumpApril 30, 2016 by Liz Ruskin, APRN Share:(Creative Commons image by DonkeyHotey)Alaska Republicans aren’t giving Donald Trump any additional delegates to help him become the party’s presidential nominee. On the first day of the state GOP convention in Fairbanks on Thursday, the state Central Committee decided to let Sen. Marco Rubio retain the five Alaska delegates he won on Super Tuesday. With Trump closing in on the nomination, Party Chairman Peter Goldberg said the decision not to redistribute the Rubio delegates is a big deal.“A one candidate shift I don’t think it’ll make a difference. But five? That could make a difference,” he said.The decision means the Rubio delegates will remain bound to Rubio through at least the first two rounds of balloting at the national convention in July. Trump now has 11 of the 28 Alaska delegates. Trump’s Alaska campaign chairman, Jim Crawford, said he thinks the Rubio delegates should’ve been reallocated to Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz.“Because when Marco dropped out, he really dropped out. So if he really dropped out, let’s get the allocation done,” Crawford said. “But that’s not the hill we’re going to die on in this thing. Republicans are going to come together. We’ll have a united Republican Party. And we’re going to elect Donald Trump as the president.”That, or course, remains to be seen. The convention runs through Saturday afternoon. Participants must still pick a new party chairman and decide who will be part of the state’s delegation to the national convention.Share this story:last_img read more

Juneau’s new hospital CEO has been working at Bartlett for 28 years

first_imgHealth | Juneau | SoutheastJuneau’s new hospital CEO has been working at Bartlett for 28 yearsMarch 22, 2021 by Rashah McChesney, KTOO Share:Bartlett Regional Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Rose Lawhorne walks through a newly converted spillover facility designed to house COVID-19 patients on Monday, April 7, 2020 in Juneau, Alaska. The city decided to remove patients from the Rainforest Recovery Center alcohol and drug treatment building and convert it into a facility for non-critical coronavirus patients. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/KTOO)After a nationwide search for a new CEO — the hospital’s Board of Directors chose Rose Lawhorne, the current chief nursing officer to fill the vacancy left by Chuck Bill. Lawhorne has been with Bartlett since 1993. She has worked in many positions at the hospital including the Emergency Department director, a staff nurse, a data entry clerk and as an assistant chief clinical officer before becoming the head nurse. She’ll start on April 4 and will earn a salary of $320,000 a year — about $33,000 less than what Bill was making when he retired.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Container freight derivatives a solution to lower revenue from tumbling spot rates?

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle in Rotterdam 10/06/2015 Global commodities giant Cargill has said container shipping lines ought to reconsider their opposition to container freight derivatives in response to rapidly declining spot rates on the major east-west trades.Speaking to The Loadstar on the sidelines of the TOC Container Supply Chain event in Rotterdam yesterday, Victor Helmand, EMEA container lead at Cargill, said: “I would encourage the container shipping lines to use the derivatives product because it would give them more predictable revenues.“I understand that carriers have compared the device to gambling, but as long as the hedge is at a good level it will return them positive margins – and with the current low rates, if they had hedged before they would be now earning better revenues.”He said that the current climate of low rates had created a culture of low service levels, with rate volatility matched by low schedule reliability, which had increased costs for Cargill.“Because the rates are so volatile, we have had to spend a lot more time working on the inefficiencies in the supply chain created by the bigger ships. When the rates are so low our other supply chain costs increase.“If the carriers would hedge long-term on freight rates then that would allow us a lot more time to talk service levels with them,” he added.Although the company uses a variety of derivative products in its bulk shipping and commodities businesses, Mr Helmand added that Cargill had also used forward freight agreements a few years ago for a particular product transported in containers because “we wanted to fix the price we paid”.He describes the container freight market as the most volatile the company trades in, and said that on many tradelanes container shipping had effectively become a commodity where the only differentiator was low prices, “which means low service”.“We see a focus on cost, but we would rather see a focus on cost awareness,” he added.Cargill’s overall annual transport spend across all modes is $5.5bn, and sees around 12,000 shipments a day executed across water, road and rail, serving 40 business units.In terms of container traffic, its global spend is around $240m a year, which can vary dramatically depending on spot rates, and amounts to about 220,000 teu, Mr Helmand told delegates in a speech. It uses a total of 34 carriers, although some 80% of its volumes are concentrated with eight major lines.last_img read more

Soon-Shiong’s top executive steps down at NantHealth

first_img By Rebecca Robbins May 5, 2017 Reprints Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth is losing another top executive.Bob Watson, the company’s president and chief growth officer, is leaving. The company announced this week that he will “relocate to the East Coast for family reasons.” What is it? Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is the founder, CEO, and majority owner of NantHealth. Danny Moloshok/AP GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Log In | Learn More Soon-Shiong’s top executive steps down at NantHealth Unlock this article — plus daily market-moving biopharma analysis — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Business 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’s included? Tags biotechnologycancerdiagnosticsfinanceSTAT+last_img read more

Wins for Mountmellick and Clonaslee in Good Friday GAA action

first_imgClonaslee led 0-10 to 0-3 at half time with a Sean Dunne goal stretching them further clear. Conor Gorman pointed from a penalty while Glen McEvoy, Ger Dunne and Darren Hogan also scored.The Division 1 hurling game scheduled for this evening between Rathdowney-Errill and Castletown was postponed.SEE ALSO – Walsh dropped as controversy over Twitter continues Facebook TAGSLaois GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport GAA Wins for Mountmellick and Clonaslee in Good Friday GAA action SportGAAGaelic FootballHurling Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Rugby Twittercenter_img Pinterest Mountmellick made a winning start to their Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B campaign thanks to a comfortable home over  Crettyard.This was one of the games postponed on the St Patrick’s weekend because of the snow but Mountmellick proved too strong for the visitors thanks to a 1-13 to 0-6 triumph.Mountmellick led 0-7 to 0-4 at half time and a second-half goal from Jason Caffrey was the crucial score.Niall Mullen, Gary Dowling and Colm Coss were also on the scoresheet for Mountmellick.In the Division 2 game played this evening, senior side Clonaslee got the better of junior neighbours Kilcavan on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-7. Previous articleLocal Hurling club hosting Easter Camp for kidsNext articleTenders sought for fence at busy estate in Portlaoise Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. By Steven Miller – 30th March 2018 Wins for Mountmellick and Clonaslee in Good Friday GAA action Community Council Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Twitter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste last_img read more

North Korean Authorities Control Sale Items And Prices at Markets

first_img North Korean Authorities Control Sale Items And Prices at Markets News By Lee Sung Jin – 2007.11.16 7:00pm NewsEconomy Facebook Twitter News SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarLee Sung Jin [imText1]It is reported that the North Korean authorities have been regulating the jangmadang (markets) by placing age limits on who can do business in the market and controlling sale items and prices. 45-year old Ahn Hyuk Jun said in an interview with DailyNK conducted on Wednesday, “A decree is posted at the entrance of many markets in Pyongyang announcing that the state is controlling sale prices and the quantity of sale items.” Ahn, a resident of Pyongyang, came to Yanji, China on November 4th to visit his relatives. Mr. Ahn said, “According to the decree, the State forbids merchants from bringing out more than 15 items for sale and selling more than 10 kg of sea products in the market.”The decree is another market-controlling measure adopted by the State. Previously, the State conducted a campaign to fight anti-socialist trends appearing in many market places. Moreover, it banned female merchants who are under the age of 39 from doing business in the market. In Pyongyang, the age limit is 49. It seems that North Korea has adopted a rather extreme measure as both the number of people engaged in business and products circulated in the markets continue to increase. However, few merchants are following the new measure which limits sale items and prices because they cannot make a profit that way. The new decree will likely be futile. Mr. Ahn said, “For example, the decree lowered the price for octopus from 3,700 won/kg to 2,200 won/kg, and the price for flatfish from 3,500/kg to 1,800/kg.”[imText2]Ahn said, “No one in the market will abide by the state decree at the risk of losing profit,” adding, “Many merchants will likely bring out items for sale that are low in quality and match the state-imposed price anyway. However, a real business is done in a clandestine manner.”According to Ahn’s explanation, the real business is conducted as follows. Many merchants on their way to the market stop at neighboring households and unload their sales items. Then they pay the households to keep their items there. At the market, they bring out low-quality items on sales stands, and post a sign with a list of real sales items right next the stand. When there are customers checking the list, merchants approach them and begin bargaining. Once it is done, they both come out of the market and go the household where the merchant hands over the purchased item to the customers. Ahn said, “Overall, many markets in Pyongyang are now stagnant due to the state regulations on market transactions.” He added, “Many Pyongyang citizens argue that the State, instead of distributing food, should allow them to do business in the market so that they can make a living.”“There is a rumor that Kim Yong Il was appointed as the prime minister because he pledged to close all markets,” Ahn said, “Many people worry that a man who lacks knowledge about how money works is now in charge of the nation’s economy.” Good Friends, the Seoul-based relief organization dedicated to North Korea, also reported yesterday that the North Korean authorities have recently produced a great amount of lecture material condemning business activities across the country. According to the lecture material, the authorities asserted that market transactions would destroy North Korea’s own socialism from within and facilitate the infiltration of capitalism into the society. They urged that the state should strengthen mass ideological training in order to educate the public about why it is important to place age limit on who can do business in the market. As mentioned earlier, North Korea has banned females under the age of 39 from doing business in the market. There is a rumor that the state would increase the age limit to 45 by the end of this year. In North Korea most working age females are forced to work at factory complexes. In Pyongsung of South Pyongan Province, the State sends out a dispatch to enlist local females under the age of 30 to work in neighboring factory complexes. However, few would actually work at the designated complexes because most complexes already have enough workers. Even if they could get a position at factories, it is reported that those employed barely receive wages or food distribution. US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

Customer data “well-protected” by banks: report

first_imgcybersecurity of network of connected devices and personal data security, concept on virtual interface with consultant in background nicoelnino/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The recent news regarding the misuse of Facebook customer data will likely have little impact on banks, suggests Toronto-based DBRS Ltd. in a commentary.DBRS issued its report, Avoiding the Breach: Banks’ Efforts to Keep Customer Data Safe,” in the wake of reports that Facebook customer data was misused by an analytics firm. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks The collection and use of data in the financial sector is fundamentally different, the report says; financial firms collect data for internal use, rather than external distribution, as Facebook does. The rating agency views the customer data that is being held by financial institutions as being “well-protected.”Overall, DBRS is expecting “little to no impact” on the banks stemming from the Facebook situation. “Moreover, heightened concerns over privacy and protection of important data may actually lead more people to banks rather than fintechs, given the safety and soundness of major banking organizations, who already spend significant amounts of money protecting customer data,” the report says.Additionally, the episode may cause consumers to reconsider whether to continue trading their data for “free” services, the report says, and whether they prefer to pay for services and keep their data private.“Potential adverse implications for banks’ business activities could include a slowing technology sector that has been a key driver in the global economic recovery,” the report says. “This could slow revenue growth and increase credit costs both directly and indirectly.”In particular, a drop in initial public offerings among technology companies would negatively impact fees for investment banks. Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Keywords Banking industry,  Cybersecurity James Langton last_img read more

$1.5 Million for South Coast Sustainable Development Project

first_img$1.5 Million for South Coast Sustainable Development Project UncategorizedApril 16, 2006 Related$1.5 Million for South Coast Sustainable Development Project Related$1.5 Million for South Coast Sustainable Development Project Related$1.5 Million for South Coast Sustainable Development Projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The South Coast Sustainable Development Project in the Ministry of Tourism, Entertainment and Culture, has been allotted $1.5 million in the 2006/2007 Estimates of Expenditure, which is now before the House of Representatives.The sum will facilitate the sustainable development of the environment, as well as tourism, social development, and the generation of employment and institutional strengthening.The project is funded by the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) and will be implemented by the Tourism Development Company (TPDCo).The South Coast Sustainable Development Project began in April 2002 and was scheduled to end in March 2006. It has since been extended to the end of the 2006/2007 financial year.A number of achievements have been made to date, inclusive of a feasibility study which comprised; initial, diagnostic and interim reports by consultants, monthly steering committee meetings, and the production of two newsletters.In addition, a meeting was held with the relevant agencies such as the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), the National Investment Bank of Jamaica (NIBJ), the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), and the former Ministry of Land and Environment.Meetings were also held with the Caribbean Coastal Area Management Foundation (CCAM) regarding the Global Environment Funding (GEF) counterpart funding for the Portland Bight Protected Area.A number of targets have been set for this financial year, and include; the completion of the project planning process; the negotiation of external funding for the project; the establishment of an institutional framework, which will focus on tourism development and marketing, fisheries management and protected areas components, as well as the establishment of a community tourism development and marketing plan.Targets envisioned for the project in the long term include; the construction of a headquarters to incorporate a museum as well as the construction of a bio-diversity centre and botanical gardens. A number of areas would also be refurbished. These include; Peak Bay Boardwalk and Recreational Area, the Hellshire Beach Recreation Area, and the Taino Museum and Trails. Advertisementslast_img read more

CDA Moves to Ensure that Private Children’s Homes Operate with Valid Licence

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedCDA Moves to Ensure that Private Children’s Homes Operate with Valid Licence RelatedCDA Moves to Ensure that Private Children’s Homes Operate with Valid Licence CDA Moves to Ensure that Private Children’s Homes Operate with Valid Licence UncategorizedSeptember 20, 2007center_img RelatedCDA Moves to Ensure that Private Children’s Homes Operate with Valid Licence FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Child Development Agency (CDA) is taking steps to ensure that all privately owned children’s homes are operating with valid licences in keeping with the Child Care and Protection Children’s Home Regulations.The Regulations, which are complementary to the Child Care and Protection Act (2004), governs the establishment and operation of children’s homes in Jamaica. Under the new Regulations, which were approved by the House of Representatives in July, no children’s home can operate without a valid licence.Chief Executive Officer at the CDA, Alison Anderson, speaking at the Sweet Sixteen Essay Competition award ceremony held today (Sept. 20) at the agency’s offices downtown Kingston, noted that under the Regulations, operators of private children’s home, who are found to be in breach of the guidelines, can face stiff penalties.“With the Regulations, there is a legal framework that can now be enforced. The operators of these homes can lose their licence, they can face penalties before the court.both at the level of collective management and as individuals, who may not be abiding by the standards and regulations,” she explained.Under the Child Care and Protection Act, operators of children’s homes are required to comply with the terms and conditions of the three-year licence granted to them to operate the home, including allowing for inspections by the relevant authorities.Operators are expected to act in the best interest of every child in the home, including ensuring that they are treated humanely, receive suitable health care, education, and that all their rights are protected.Additionally, they must provide the Minister of Health with written notification of every child received into the home within 48 hours; seven days notice of his or her removal; and other relevant updates as required by the Act.The Act addresses among other things, children’s right to be fed, clothed, to express themselves, to privacy, freedom from corporal punishment and to legal representation. Children also have the right to be informed of his or her rights under the Act.There are 62 residential child care facilities for which the CDA has regulatory responsibility. Of the total, 13 are operated by the Government of Jamaica and 49 are privately owned.In the meantime, the CDA’s Sweet Sixteen Essay Competition was held to mark the 16th anniversary of Jamaica becoming party to the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. Some 64 children 16 years and under were invited to write an essay on the topic: ‘My wish for the children of Jamaica’.The winner was 16-year old Jubilee Brown of the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha Academy) in Kingston, who received a cheque for $ 20,000.Cashauna Christie, who is also a 16-year old student of that school, placed second, while nine-year old Racine Grey from Irwin Primary School in St. James, placed third. They received cheques of $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.last_img read more

Helping small businesses reduce their power bills

first_imgHelping small businesses reduce their power bills Joint media release with Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus TaylorSmall businesses across Australia are getting support from the Morrison Government to cut energy costs, putting more money back in the pockets of business owners as we recover from COVID-19.Through the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program, 336 small businesses have been awarded grants of up to $20,000 to lower their energy bills by upgrading to more energy efficient equipment, carrying out energy audits or installing energy monitoring equipment.Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said the Government was focused on bringing down the cost of energy for small businesses.“Small businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government is focused on helping them through this difficult period, and beyond,” Minister Taylor said.“Energy bills are a significant overhead for many small businesses. These grants will help small businesses all around Australia pay less on their energy bills, helping them keep their doors open, expand their business and employ more Australians.”Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Michaelia Cash said helping small businesses lower their energy costs is critical for them to prosper, grow and create more jobs.“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local communities and the backbone of the Australian economy. Employing over 6 million Australians, our 3.5 million small businesses contribute over $418 billion to our national economy,” Minister Cash said.“As we recover from the impacts of COVID-19, small businesses will play a key role in the Government’s plan for a stronger economy.“Lowering energy bills for our small businesses through the Energy Efficient Communities Program will help alleviate financial pressure and deliver the conditions they need to succeed.”The Energy Efficient Communities Program was announced as part of the Government’s $3.5 billion Climate Solutions Package to deliver on Australia’s 2030 climate commitments.The full list of successful applicants for the small business grants is available on business.gov.au: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/energy-efficient-communities-program-small-business/grant-recipients /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, Australian, business, climate, covid-19, Economy, employment, energy, Family, Government, Media, Minister, money, Morrison, Morrison Government, the Pocketlast_img read more