ArtUncategorizedStreet Art Spotter: Calvin and Hobbes is ALL HeartA super sweet collaboration between anatomically correct heart aficionado, Jennifer Korsen, and Lucas Raynaud, an artist whose talents range from rap legends to comic book icons, and everything in between.By Eva Glettner – September 25, 2013814ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAlthough Bill Watterson hasn’t created original panels of Calvin and Hobbes since the mid-90s, the mischievous, spiky-haired hero of the comic strips still speaks to children and adults alike. Despite the madness that always seems to follow him, Calvin is all sweetness at his core. What could be more appropriate than this ode to the eternal boy child?WHAT: Calvin is holding a balloon that represents childlike innocence—but there’s a twist. You just know that it’s seconds from popping as Calvin doesn’t seem to stay out of trouble for long. He’s standing next to a giant throbbing heart, ventricles and all.WHO: Silver Lake artist Jennifer Korsen is an anatomically correct heart aficionado who decorates the city with her vibrant red aerosol pieces. She has teamed up with Lucas Raynaud, a graffiti portrait artist who engages his audience with his signature tag: #paintedplanks. Lucas creates brilliant art pieces on wooden planks that are up for grabs the minute that they’re placed. He lets people know via a hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. Fortunately, Calvin and Heart aren’t disappearing from this wall any time soon.WHERE: A wall in Koreatown on the corner of Third Street and Vermont AvenueFollow Eva Glettner on Instagram as she scopes out L.A.’s finest street art. TAGSBill WattersonCalvin & HobbesJennifer KorsenL.A CultureLucas RaynaudStreet ArtPrevious articleBloody Mary, Quite ContraryNext articleEvent Alert: A Korean and Thai Street Food Fest at Heirloom L.A.Eva Glettner RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting EventsGorgeous Hotel Pools in L.A. Where You Can Cool Off Without Booking a RoomWhy You Should be Listening to Mexican-Born, L.A.-Based Rapper Niña Dioz
Initially focused on air and ocean freight, DHLi provides quotes and bookings 24/7, covering door-to-door shipments, and provides comparisons between the operator’s services.“We have started with air and ocean as these are our core products, and we have seen a good uptake by customers,” said Mr Goldberg. “It provides quicker flows and meets customer demand for bookings with fewer interventions and greater visibility.”The service covers 60 countries and there is an expectation that number will increase soon, but unlike many of its competitors, DHL GF opted to develop the service in-house.Chief executive Tim Schwarth claimed it was the market’s “most user-friendly” system, but has not revealed when it would be rolling it out for road customers.Road has proved a difficult transport mode in recent years – both in the US and elsewhere – amid an ever-worsening driver shortage.“And rail is equally as challenging here in North America,” said Mr Goldberg. “I would say, certainly in some instances, that this is a problem of infrastructure, which has only worsened with the exponential volume increases rail keeps seeing.”In an effort to safeguard itself against the dearth of US truckers, Walmart announced it would be raising driver salaries to tempt more entrants into the workforce. But while Mr Goldberg understood the logic, he questioned whether money was the main reason for the decline in driver numbers.“I don’t think it is just a case of paying more; we are seeing older drivers retiring and younger people don’t see it as an attractive industry,” he said. “They don’t want to live in a cabin, so I think what’s needed is an intervention by the industry to make it more attractive, and maybe change the way it operates.One suggestion he makes is that rather than having one driver cover hundreds of miles, a series of handovers be employed. This, he said, would allow some drivers to hand-off the truck and get back home for the night.“Getting trucks is certainly remaining difficult,” added Mr Goldberg. “These issues lead customers to seek diversification within their supply chains, just as we saw after the west coast port strikes and the changes in strategy they brought.” By Alexander Whiteman 28/06/2019 DHL Global Forwarding’s strong first quarter has buoyed the division’s hopes for the year, with expectations of continued growth.Profit climbed 42.9% in the three months to April, and chief executive of the Americas David Goldberg (pictured above) told The Loadstar the company continued to see good volumes.He said: “We have been successful in implementing new systems and are in the process of bringing in a number of new customers.”One of the new systems brought online is its DHLi Quote & Book tool for air and ocean shipments.
James Langton Related news OSC adds three to IAP FCA seeks consumer duty standards In its report, the IAP indicates that it expects to continue working on many of these issues in the year ahead. Yesterday, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued an update on a couple of the most significant issues — fiduciary duty and mutual fund fees — indicating that more work is necessary before it decides whether any reforms are needed in these areas. The IAP said today that the time for talk is over. Instead, it’s demanding action. “While we are fully committed to thoughtful, careful analysis and a measured regulatory response, we believe that the slow pace of reform in Canada is unacceptable”, said IAP chair, Connie Craddock. “It’s time for Canadian regulators to move beyond discussion and study and raise the bar on investor protection”. The IAP has been a vocal advocate for reforms in these, and other aspects of securities regulation. And, it says that it expects more of the same next year. “We will continue our focus on issues of primary importance to investors including the introduction of a best interest duty standard; title and proficiency reforms; restitution for investors and independent, robust ombudservices; a focus on seniors; and prohibition of conflicted compensation structures which undermine Canadian investors’ ability to ensure their retirement security,” it says in its report; adding that it is also “increasingly concerned about regulatory arbitrage.” Additionally, the IAP says that it remains concerned about its ability to fulfill its mandate, given the full slate of potential investor issues and a limited budget. It voiced these concerns in last year’s annual report. And, the panel says that it “continues to struggle with its limited budget and staff resources.” Over the past year, it spent just under $90,000; with more than half of that on research. “While staff support from the Office of the Investor dramatically improved throughout the year, we continue to find access to drafting and writing support a challenge,” it says. The IAP notes that it’s optimistic that it will be able to improve its access to information and data to support its work in the upcoming year; yet, it also says it remains concerned about its “ability to effectively and efficiently fulfill our requirements under our mandate.” The Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Advisory Panel (IAP) is calling on securities regulators to stop simply talking about reform, and start stepping up investor protection. The IAP, an independent advisory group funded by the OSC, released its annual report today, detailing its work over the past year — which includes submissions to the commission on a series of high-profile regulatory issues, such as potential reforms to mutual fund fee structures, the possible introduction of a fiduciary duty, the adoption of cost and performance reporting reforms, and changes to the mandate of the industry ombudservice. It also participated in a number of public consultations on several of these issues. U.S. securities watchdogs reviewing recent stock market turbulence Keywords Securities regulations Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
pgrecaud/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Companies Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. Harvest European Leaders Income ETF aims to provides unitholders with monthly cash distributions, the opportunity for capital appreciation and lower overall volatility of portfolio returns.The ETF will write covered call options on up to 33% of the portfolio securities in order to achieve less volatility. The level of covered call option writing may vary based on market volatility and other factors.“Europe houses some of the most established and innovative business in the world,” says Michal Kovacs, president and CEO of Harvest Portfolios Group, in a statement. “It was only logical for Harvest to add an ETF of true business leaders to our lineup of Equity Income ETFs.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Leah Golob Oakville, Ont.-based Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. has announced the completion of the initial offering of A-class units of Harvest European Leaders Income ETF.The ETF began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday.
James Langton Related news Budget 2021 revives tax issues from 2019 The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds rose by 0.6% in Q2 2018 to surpass $1.9 trillion, Statistics Canada announced Thursday.On a year-over-year basis, the market value of assets grew 7% over Q2 2017, StatsCan says in a release. Federal budget fails to support needed pension reform, retiree group says Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Bond assets grew by 1.5% in Q2 2018 to $610.5 billion, while equity holdings were more or less unchanged at $574.9 billion. Real estate assets saw the largest increase in the quarter, rising by 2.5% to $186.7 billion. Mortgage investments dropped by 13.9% to $24.6 billion.Pension fund revenue increased 1.7% in the second quarter to $43.1 billion. Revenue from contributions led the rise, up 12.4% to $16.3 billion. Profit on the sales of securities declined 9.8% to $11.0 billion, while investment income was up 10% in Q2 2018 to $14.9 billion.Pension expenditures increased by 8.2% in Q2 2018 to $24.1 billion, and net income declined by 5.4% in the quarter to $19.1 billion. Keywords Pensions Canadian plan sponsors post positive quarter despite bond slump
RelatedGovt. to Intensify Zero Tolerance Approach to Child Abuse RelatedGovt. to Intensify Zero Tolerance Approach to Child Abuse Govt. to Intensify Zero Tolerance Approach to Child Abuse UncategorizedDecember 21, 2006 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the government will be increasing its zero tolerance approach to the abuse of children and that steps will be taken to ensure that persons who abuse children or know of cases of abuse but fail to report it are brought to justice. Mrs. Simpson Miller said attention would also be given to the issue concerning fathers who do not support their children.She was speaking on Wednesday (Dec. 19) at the official opening of the Goodwin Park Hostel for Youth, which is a joint project between the Rotary Club of St. Andrew and the Possibility Programme in the Office of the Prime Minister.Mrs. Simpson Miller said the number of children living on the street was a telling reminder of the need for proper parenting. She said parents needed greater support and encouragement to enable them to be more responsible parents. She said the values and attitudes programme as well the activities of services clubs like Rotary, could help to instill good family values and responsible parenting skills within the society.The Prime Minister said the Youth Hostel for boys was an important achievement of the partnership between the Possibility Programme for street children and the Rotary Club of St. Andrew. She said the construction of the facility was an example of what could be achieved with a partnership approach to development. She added that the new hostel was a symbol of hope for children who face danger on the streets. Thirty-two boys, several of whom are in participants in the Possibility Programme, will be accommodated at the hostel. Plans are already being considered for an expansion of the facility.The hostel is the brainchild of past president of the Rotary Club of St. Andrew Mr. Earl Samuels who initiated the project based on his concern for children who live on the street. Donations from agencies of government including the Ministry of Housing, Water, Transport and Works, as well as many private sector sponsors all contributed to making the hostel a reality.In giving an update on the achievements of the five-year old Possibility Programme, Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Jaslin Salmon said approximately 234 boys and young men have benefited from the programme. He said many of them have either been apprenticed in various skills or have gone on to further training. The re-socialisation component of the programme also provides family counseling that has enabled several of the beneficiaries to be reunited with their families.Persons who will use the hostel as well as residents of the surrounding community, were all implored to treat the facility with great care. RelatedGovt. to Intensify Zero Tolerance Approach to Child Abuse Advertisements
Transitioning to normal tenancy laws As the curtains close on Western Australia’s COVID-19 emergency period, we begin transitioning back to normal tenancy laws in which there is no longer a moratorium on rent increases and some evictions.While everybody adjusts to the changes, Consumer Protection has been fielding enquiries from landlords and tenants wondering about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to ending a tenancy, rent rises and rental arrears.When increasing rent, landlords need to provide tenants at least 60 days’ notice by giving the tenant a notice of rent increase form 10. While there is no cap on rent increases, a tenant can apply to the Magistrate’s Court for a determination if they believe the amount is excessive.Tenants should know they cannot be evicted from a property straight after the end of the emergency period, as there is a process involved in ending a tenancy. Landlords are required to give 30 days’ notice to end a fixed-term tenancy and 60 days’ notice to conclude a periodic lease.If a tenant has received a notice of termination, but has not left the premises on the due date, the landlord must then apply to the court for an order for vacant possession of the property.Should a tenant have nowhere to go, the Emergency Relief and Food Assistance Service (ERFRAS) is a good first option – this service provided by Anglicare connects people with emergency relief assistance, financial counselling and other community help. If it’s a crisis situation, Consumer Protection has a guide to help tenants find a service that may be able to help.Consumer Protection will continue playing its part to preserve tenancies across WA through the Residential Rental Relief Grants Scheme and providing a conciliation service to help tenants and landlords reach agreements on issues that have arisen during the pandemic.Applications for conciliation, rent arrears assistance and future rent support grants will remain open until 28 June 2021, but in the meantime we urge landlords and tenants to act and negotiate in good faith to agree on reasonable and workable tenancy agreements, helping to create stability and certainty moving forward. /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:Australia, community, court, covid-19, crisis, Emergency, food, future, Government, Industry regulation, pandemic, property, rent, WA, Western Australia
The brightly painted fish and dolphins on the walls, and the toys littering the corners suggest this office is a place for kids, even though it’s located in the basement of the Muenzinger Psychology building on campus at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In fact, the room is decorated with kids in mind, according to CU-Boulder Associate Professor Yuko Munakata of the psychology department. But it’s not a faculty day care center or a playroom, it’s Munakata’s cognitive research center. In the lab, Munakata and her research associates are working with infants as young as 6 months and children up to 6 years old to learn more about human knowledge and how it changes as children develop. “We’re trying to understand how humans develop cognitive abilities like remembering where we left our keys or how we figure out where we are when we explore a new city for the first time,” explained Munakata. “Studying how these abilities develop should help us understand not only how infants and children think, but also how we come to think as adults.” With this goal in mind, Munakata and her research team, which includes 12 CU-Boulder undergraduate students, are working on a variety of projects exploring cognitive development from infancy through childhood. These projects involve bringing children to her lab to “play” various games with the goal of figuring out when different cognitive abilities are gained, according to Munakata. “When we give directions to parents who are bringing their children to the lab, we tell them to follow the fish,” Munakata said. And sure enough, along the hallway leading to Munakata’s lab are dozens of fish and other ocean-dwelling creatures painted on the wall. It hasn’t always been like this. Last summer when Munakata moved her lab from the University of Denver to CU-Boulder, the basement hallway and the lab itself were as dark as a dungeon, not to mention a little creepy, she said. “We really wanted to brighten it up and make the space as comfortable as possible for the kids who visit,” she said. So one of her undergraduate students, who also works in the lab, volunteered to use her talent as an artist to paint the colorful scenes. Keeping the kids content is vital to Munakata’s ability to do her research. “My overall goal is to understand what knowledge we are born with and how we go from there to the incredibly rich cognitive ability we have as adults,” she said. One of her ongoing projects involves working with 3-year-olds using differing sets of cards to try to learn more about cognitive flexibility, or the ability to consciously break a habit to adopt a new behavior. In the “card-sorting game,” children are given two sets of cards to sort into piles either by shape or color. After completing the task, they are then asked to sort the cards in the opposite fashion. Typically, they sort the cards correctly the first time, but continue to sort the cards the same way the second time, Munakata said. Through a number of different sorting games and exercises, Munakata has learned that giving children feedback when they are trying a new behavior helps them learn to switch to that new behavior. She hopes some of her findings can be put to use in classrooms or by parents. She also is studying how babies learning to walk figure out where they are and where they want to go, and through a hide-and-seek game she is learning more about how babies’ memories develop. Munakata currently is seeking parents interested in having their children participate in studies at the Cognitive Development Center. The sessions generally take 30 minutes to an hour, and if the parents want to participate again, they are invited back when their child is in the age range for another project. For more information about the Cognitive Development Center call (303) 492-6389 or e-mail the center at [email protected], or visit the Web site at http://psych.colorado.edu/cdc/. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 23, 2003
TAGSTEXSOM Facebook Share Email Home Industry News Releases TEXSOM Continues to Grow and ImproveIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessTEXSOM Continues to Grow and ImproveBy Press Release – November 7, 2017 64 0 ReddIt Previous articleWine & Weed a Tale of Two Industries’ Road to RecoveryNext articlePhantom Creek Acquires Acclaimed Golden Mile Bench vineyard Press Release Pinterest Twitter AdvertisementCompany Enters Strategic Alliance and Makes Investments in InfrastructureDallas, Texas (November 7, 2017) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks today announced several developments that better position the TEXSOM entities to fulfill and expand their mission, including a strategic alliance with Keeper Collection, new warehouse facilities, and a new application process for the TEXSOM International Wine Awards.“We continue to make investments in the things we feel will benefit the industry, reach new audiences, and promote our mission to further wine education and elevate service standards” said Tidwell. “Our alliance with Keeper Collection, LLC combines the resources of two wine industry leaders through access to a complementary audience, valuable administrative infrastructure, and Diane Dixon’s visionary educational work utilizing Twitter. Our own investments in infrastructure position us well for further expansion of our goals to help grow and promote our industry.”Keeper Collection is a distinguished wine and food experience, event and travel company that operates #SommChat, Somms Under Fire, Wine Ride, Life Tastings Blog, Life Tastings Videos, and Keeper Travel. Keeper has garnered international attention for its creation of #SommChat, a weekly wine education forum on Twitter, held every Wednesday from 12- 1 PM EST. The guest list includes international wine professionals and an audience comprised of active participants from around the world.TEXSOM and Keeper Collection have had an informal relationship for many years—with Keeper founder, Diane Dixon providing support for the TEXSOM Conference. By formalizing a strategic alliance, Keeper Collection will be expanding its collaboration with TEXSOM, particularly with Somms Under Fire and #SommChat, which provide wine education to both consumers and trade. Somms Under Fire is an annual wine and food pairing competition, held in January in Austin, TX. The winner of Somms Under Fire is awarded a one-week Wine Internship in Burgundy, France compliments of Becky Wasserman Selections, along with a travel grant from the TEXSOM Foundation. Wines from the TEXSOM International Wine Awards will appear as competition and dinner wines at the event. Key TEXSOM team members will participate with Masters Sommeliers James Tidwell and Melissa Monosoff as judges, and June Rodil and Devon Broglie as emcees.Last week, the organization opened entries for the 2018 TEXSOM International Wine Awards (IWA). The team worked during the offseason on a new application program to streamline and simplify the entry process for wineries. Wineries may enter directly at https://competition.texsomiwa.com/. For more information, inquiries may be made by emailing [email protected] or by calling 214.886.1665.Last month, TEXSOM moved into a new warehouse space in Farmers Branch, Texas. The new location provides a larger temperature-controlled environment to store and catalogue entries for the TEXSOM IWA. The growth in TEXSOM IWA over the past three years of TEXSOM ownership made the move possible. The competition grew 33% from 2014 to 2017, and this year’s first week of submissions set a new record. The overwhelming response and support by entrants inspired the move to a secure location with ample office space, which will lead to greater efficiency and room for expansion.As proof of the recent strides made by the organization, in the recent Issue 5, 2017 of Meininger’s Wine Business International, writer Treve Ring penned an article on her recent experiences at the 2017 TEXSOM Conference. In it, she highlights what Tidwell and Hendricks have done through the years to build TEXSOM into the success it has become.ABOUT TEXSOMFounded in 2005, TEXSOM was started by Master Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks to help promote professional wine service standards, outline paths for further wine education and certification, and raise public awareness about the professional standards and certifications for sommeliers. Today, the conference draws more than 1,000 attendees, of whom more than 800 are sommeliers and other beverage industry professionals. The TEXSOM group purchased the competition now known as the TEXSOM International Wine Awards in April 2014. One of the largest, most respected, and longest-running in the United States, the competition was founded in 1985 by journalist and wine expert Rebecca Murphy.Advertisement Linkedin