September 4

Europe imposes its men on City

first_img Europe imposes its men on City Thursday 13 January 2011 9:12 pm KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp whatsapp Three virtually unknown men took the most important jobs in European financial regulation yesterday, causing consternation in the City.In the latest snub to Britain’s sovereignty, the European Union appointed career policymakers from Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands as chairmen of its three “super-regulators” covering the EU’s markets, banks and insurers.Disappointed City sources warned the exclusion of British finance experts from the regulators’ boards could lead to punitive regulation being imposed without consultation.“The concern among people in London is that not one of the board of the European Banking Authority (EBA) is British, despite France, Germany and other states being represented,” said one industry source.“Given that the UK is the pre-eminent financial services centre in Europe, it is strange that there is nobody from here on the board.”Tom Huertas, banking director at the Financial Services Authority, has been named as alternate EBA chairman to fill the role until the chairman officially starts work.One lobbyist expressed frustration at a “Franco-German stitch-up”.“People will suspect that it is a sop to smaller countries but it’s a bit of a Franco-German stitch up and neither Italy or Portugal are renowned for their financial regulation,” he told City A.M.The overarching banking regulator will be headed by Andrea Enria, head of the Bank of Italy’s supervisory regulations team and a fierce advocate of more centrally-controlled financial regulation.The capital markets regulator, the Paris-based European Securities and Markets Authority, will be led by Steven Maijoor, who spent 22 years as an economics professor at Maastricht University but has never worked in the private sector.And Gabriel Bernardino, an architect of the stringent new Solvency II capital requirements, and currently a department head at Portuguese regulator ISP, will head the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority based in Frankfurt. The three “super-regulators”, established on 1 January, will have powers to agree rules binding on all banks, exchanges, insurers, investment firms, hedge funds, credit rating agencies and mutual funds in the 27-country EU. Rob McIvor, a director at the Association for Capital Markets in Europe, said it was good news that the appointments had been announced so quickly. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

September 4

Female quota has little impact

first_img Female quota has little impact KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Wednesday 26 January 2011 8:43 pm Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia A QUOTA imposed on top companies at Davos insisting that one of their five delegates is female has made a minimal impact so far, mirroring slow boardroom progress on diversity.The World Economic Forum said the scheme more than doubled participation of female executives from its key partners, although women still only made up around 16 per cent of the 2,500 participants. Some 20 of the 100 partner firms have still chosen to bring all-male delegations to Davos, forfeiting an extra conference pass. last_img read more

June 20

Bishop offers blessing on visit to one of Europe’s newest…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s suffragan bishop in Europe, the Rt. Rev. David Hamid, has paid a visit to one of the continent’s newest Anglican congregations and offered a blessing for its priest, the Rev. Giovanni La Rosa. Last November, the embryonic congregation was received as an Italian Anglican congregation in the Diocese in Europe.Read the full article here. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop offers blessing on visit to one of Europe’s newest Anglican congregations Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Rev. Harriet B Linville says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing September 27, 2017 at 7:34 pm Blessings to the new Italian Anglican congregation. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (1) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Sep 27, 2017 last_img read more

June 17

Pole House / DIN Projects

first_img 2016 Structural Engineer: Houses Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Year:  Canada Pole House / DIN Projects Design Team:Neil Minuk, Onalee Minuk, Kyle Janzen, Ryan Marques, Simon StatkewichCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of DIN ProjectsRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. The Pole House is a year round cottage designed for a couple and their son on a heavily wooded site in the Manitoba Interlake, two and a half hours North of Winnipeg. The cottage lot, obtained through the provincial cottage lot lottery system, has Lake Winnipeg frontage, although a provincial easement limits the cottage’s proximity to the water. Save this picture!Site PlanThe site’s geology is limestone bedrock covered by a shallow layer of overburden. The low profile of this landscape combined with the porous nature of the overburden results in an extremely high water table on the site. This condition necessitated a unique, dock-like crib structure to accommodate high water and freeze-thaw heave. The foundation is a steel pole (recycled gas pipe) grid that extends below the ground surface, and is drilled into the subterranean bedrock.Save this picture!Courtesy of DIN ProjectsTo suit its dense forest context, Pole House is designed as a vertical wood platform structure that floats above the ground on thin steel pipe columns. The resulting tower typology enables views to the lake through the forest. Three economical floor plates are stacked, progressing from most public to most private. A stair winds around each floor plate contained within a simple rectangular form. Save this picture!SectionThe cottage interior is primarily left exposed, revealing its wood frame, studs and plywood sheathing. Materials and services are matter of fact and raw in their presentation and use. Save this picture!Courtesy of DIN ProjectsA singular rigid foam insulation jacket strives for thermal efficiency, and internal ducting allows for air to be controlled and distributed vertically. A cast iron wood stove in the middle of the cottage is the primary heating source. Interior spaces are informal, meant for both hanging out and hiding away.Save this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!ModelProject gallerySee allShow lessMichael Wolf Explains the Vision Behind his Hong Kong Photo Series, “Architecture of…Architecture NewsThese Graphics Imagine Unrealized Architectural Plans as Beautiful SnowflakesArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Canada CopyAbout this officeDIN ProjectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCanadaPublished on January 03, 2017Cite: “Pole House / DIN Projects” 03 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?加拿大极地住宅 / DIN Projects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDailycenter_img Architects: DIN Projects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Wolfrom Engineering, WOLFROM Engineering LTD. Save this picture!Courtesy of DIN Projects+ 12 Share Pole House / DIN ProjectsSave this projectSavePole House / DIN Projects Area:  92 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Agway Metals Inc., Duxton Windows & Doors, Plasti-Fablast_img read more

June 15

Virus statistics reveal class truth

first_imgBecause China is the most populous country in the world, and also the first to become infected with the COVID-19 virus, it is revealing to revisit from time to time the statistics on the epidemic’s progress there, compared to what is happening in the U.S. What can we learn from the way the People’s Republic of China has handled this virulent disease?Passengers in protective wear arrive at Tianhe Airport after it was reopened in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province on April 8.As of April 13, the U.S. has reported a total of 561,159 cases of the coronavirus, with 22,133 deaths. China has reported 82,160 cases, with 3,341 deaths. In both categories, number of cases and number of deaths, the U.S. count exceeds China’s by about 7 to 1.This huge disparity becomes even more startling when seen as a proportion of the overall population. Per million people, the U.S. has had 67 deaths. China has had 2.While it is possible there could be a resurgence of the epidemic, China’s success until now in handling this extremely dangerous, and now worldwide, outbreak should be studied and give inspiration to all those fighting the disease. In this country, however, it is totally ignored. China is mentioned only as the source of the problem, never as an example of how to confront it.The big difference comes from the way the economies of these two countries work.  Profits for capitalist owners are the driving force of the U.S. economy. What happens to workers who lose their jobs becomes a problem for local and state governments, but mainly for the workers themselves.The coronavirus in the U.S. has upended everything from the stock market to local businesses to employment. No one knows how long it will take for life to return to any degree of normalcy. On March 27, Congress passed a $2.2 trillion “economic stabilization package.” Some $877 billion was set aside for loans to businesses. Of the rest, direct payments of $1,200 would supposedly go to millions of people earning up to $75,000, with an additional $500 per child under 16. Many, many people are out of work. They need money now to buy food, pay rent and utilities. Have you seen any of that money yet?But Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease, has been  reopened, as of April 8. Foreign Policy magazine wrote on March 25: “After two months of a near-total lockdown in many parts of the country, China seems to be getting back to business, with important indicators like electricity and steel demand and auto manufacturing returning to levels not far from normal.”China has allowed some capitalist ownership, but its foundation remains a planned economy that is controlled by the Communist Party based in the working class. That’s the big difference underlying China’s achievements in dealing with this dreadful disease. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

June 12

Rep. Chu Calls on Trump to Reverse Course on Extreme Vetting of Refugees and Muslims

first_img Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Today, President Trump issued an executive order to temporarily restrict travel to the U.S. from a number of Muslim-majority countries. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who hosted an interfaith solidarity event at a mosque in her district on Thursday, released the following statement:This policy is blatant xenophobia parading as national security. Numerous studies have shown that refugees and immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born citizens. Yet Mr. Trump continues to rely on the false justification that the U.S. cannot risk admitting refugees, when the reality is that the U.S. already has one of the strictest refugee vetting policies in the world. The refugees seeking asylum here are overwhelmingly children and parents who do not pose a threat to our country, but simply want a chance to live in peace, away from the horrors of war and refugee camps. For them, this policy is a death sentence.“Worse, by focusing on Muslim countries, Mr. Trump is perpetuating the hostility towards Muslims that has led to a marked rise in hate crimes in the U.S. Now that he is President, Mr. Trump must focus on unity. Any immigration plans that further isolate Muslims as a whole will not make us safer, but rather will put entire communities at risk, and embolden our enemies. Sadly, we have seen these callous policies before when we closed our borders to Jews fleeing Germany during World War II. Those were the wrong choices then, and they are the wrong choices now. I urge him to end this wrongheaded policy of prejudice, fear, and division.” Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Government Rep. Chu Calls on Trump to Reverse Course on Extreme Vetting of Refugees and Muslims Published on Friday, January 27, 2017 | 3:33 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

June 2

Concert to benefit Camp Fire West Texas

first_img WhatsApp Concert to benefit Camp Fire West Texas Camp Fire West TexasCamp Fire West Texas Council has scheduled a concert featuring musical group and Grammy award nominees Trout Fishing in America at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Yucca Theatre, 208 N. Colorado St., Midland.Tickets are $5 and are available at N-Tune or at the Camp Fire office, 3500 N. A St., Suite 1200, Midland. Proceeds will go to benefit Camp Fire West Texas Council programs in Midland and Odessa.For tickets or more information, call the Camp Fire office at 432-570-4144. Local News Pinterest By admin – February 10, 2018 WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Twitter Facebook Camp Fire West Texas logo Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGospel singer to performNext articleLong-held JP seat contested adminlast_img read more

May 18

Less than half of the COVID-19 vaccines sent to this state have been administered

first_imgOleksii Liskonih/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Alabama continues to struggle with its vaccine rollout, with less than half of the COVID-19 vaccines delivered to the state making it into arms, according to health officials.While there’s a discrepancy between the vaccine data the state health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting, both datasets depict a sluggish rollout, with far more doses distributed than administered.According to the state health department, Alabama has received 772,275 vaccine doses and administered 323,875. The CDC reported that 655,275 doses have been delivered and 278,993 of them administered.That translates to just 5,690 doses given for every 100,000 people, according to the CDC data, and puts Alabama last in the nation for vaccine distribution. As a point of comparison, West Virginia, which has among the best COVID-19 vaccination rate per capita in the country, has vaccinated 12,533 out of every 100,000 residents as of Jan. 29, according to the CDC.“We talk to the CDC every day and I stress that even though we might have a difference on data, we are still working together,” Dr. Karen Landers, assistant state health officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health, told ABC Birmingham affiliate WBMA. According to Landers, the state dashboard updates quicker than the CDC’s website.Landers said that part of Alabama’s problem is that certain medical facilities ordered too many vaccines, a misallocation that means roughly 4,000 doses need to be moved to facilities in need of that supply. Another issue is that Alabama’s public health infrastructure is notably sparse, experts say. One county in the state has neither a hospital, nor a health department. Then there’s lingering distrust of the medical community linked to the infamous Tuskegee experiment, where doctors denied Black patients treatment for syphilis as part of a medical study in Tuskegee, Alabama.“That still haunts us today,” Benard Simelton, president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP told the Washington Post late last year.Like many governors around the country, Gov. Kay Ivey said Alabama needs more vaccine supply to improve its rollout.“We have all been frustrated that the supply of vaccine coming from the federal government hasn’t kept up with the demand,” Ivey said in a statement Friday. “To be blunt, we simply haven’t gotten the vaccine that we’ve been promised, and this has created a major backlog of aggravation.”Dr. Scott Harris, state health officer, responded to criticism from Alabama residents last week about the pace of the rollout. Many of the vaccines that haven’t been administered are reserved for people waiting for their second dose, he explained during a Jan. 21 press conference.“I think we can also do things faster,” he said. “People certainly have a right to expect that we can do things faster.”ABC News’ Meredith Deliso contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 8

Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban fined for leaking information during league meeting

first_img Written by July 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban fined for leaking information during league meeting FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for leaking information from a Board of Governor’s meeting to the media.Sources tell ESPN that Cuban shared information about a vote to allow coaches’ challenges for the upcoming NBA season. Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly expressed concern about that information being leaked while the meeting was still in session.ESPN says Cuban immediately admittedly to leaking the information.Cuban told ESPN that he appreciates “the irony of your reporting on a fine that someone should — but won’t — get fined for leaking to you.”According to ESPN, it is against league rules to discuss Board of Governors business with outsiders, which is why Cuban was fined. ESPN reports the fine was for $50,000.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

May 4

Ninth Mission Stop of CP15 Wraps Up

first_img View post tag: Continuing Promise 2015 View post tag: Navy Ninth Mission Stop of CP15 Wraps Up View post tag: americas Rounding out the ninth mission stop of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15), the CP-15 team of joint military, partner nation and non-governmental organization (NGO) personnel assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) completed medical, veterinary and engineering operations on Aug. 22.To mark the end of the mission stop, the Minister of Defense hosted a closing ceremony at 27 de Febrero Naval Base and the CP-15 team wrapped up medical operations at the two medical sites, Parque del Este and Hermandad de los Pensionados, where they cared for more than 10,000 patients over the course of 10 days.The CP-15 surgical team, in conjunction with NGO medical professionals, performed 109 surgeries aboard Comfort.Continuing Promise 2015 will continue to the final two mission stops in Honduras and Haiti as the CP-15 team nears the final month of the mission’s six month deployment. All in all, nine mission stops have been completed, with more than 93,000 patients seen and over 1,000 surgeries conducted in Belize, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Dominica and the Dominican Republic.[mappress mapid=”16799″]Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Ninth Mission Stop of CP15 Wraps Up View post tag: News by topic Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Mission Stop September 1, 2015 Authorities View post tag: CP15 View post tag: Ninth View post tag: Navallast_img read more