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21st Century Fox £12bn takeover of Sky has been referred to regulators Ofcom and the CMA by culture secretary Karen Bradley

by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFeed the DragonThe Sugar DragonFeed the Dragontibgez10 Signs & Symptoms of Lewy Body DementiatibgezDidUKnowUnsold 2018 SUVs Now Almost Being Given Away: See PricesDidUKnowCookEU7 Foods that Seriously Damage Your SkinCookEUCaramello10 Best Dog for Seniors – CarammelloCaramelloMiaw StoreSome acts from your cat may be a sign for alarm. Get to know it nowMiaw StoreFoundation Leak Repair | Search AdsFoundation Repair Contractor’s Charges In Scottsdale Might Surprise YouFoundation Leak Repair | Search AdsRoof Replacement | Search AdsHow Much Does A New Roof Cost?Roof Replacement | Search AdsSoolideDog Swims Back To Shore With Something Strange In His MouthSoolide whatsapp Share 21st Century Fox £12bn takeover of Sky has been referred to regulators Ofcom and the CMA by culture secretary Karen Bradley We are confident that a thorough review of our track record over 30 years will underscore our commitment to upholding high broadcast standards, and will demonstrate that the transaction will not result in there being insufficient plurality in the UK.The media market has changed dramatically in recent years, as has our business. We believe our proposed £11.7bn investment will benefit the UK’s creative industries. We look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders and are confident that the transaction will be approved. The determination of the Murdochs to extend their power, wealth and influence knows no bounds.The need for media plurality is recognised in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and in that context the European Commission has a direct role in examining the proposed merger. Murdoch’s News Corporation attempted to take full control of Sky, then called BSkyB, in 2010 but abandoned the bid in 2011. This withdrawal came amid political pressure at the height of the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World, which was owned by News Corporation’s News International, which has since been renamed News UK.Since that bid fell through, News Corporation has split into two companies: a new News Corporation, which still owns British newspaper publisher News UK, and entertainment business 21st Century Fox.Read more: Editor’s notes: Hammond falls down the cracks between politics and policyWhat the analysts sayAnalysts spoken to by City A.M. yesterday also suggested the probes were unlikely to cause much trouble for Fox and Sky.Ian Whittaker, a media analyst at Liberum, also questioned the political drive to block the deal this time around. Fox said in a statement: Berenberg’s Sarah Simon also believes the deal is likely to go through and that there is a reasonable chance they would not need to make concessions.But she added: “The fit and proper test, which is more touchy-feely, is the bigger hurdle, rather than news plurality.”A number of politicians and groups have opposed the deal, however. The National Union of Journalists, Trade Union Congress and International Federation of Journalists today issued a statement speaking out against the deal, claiming it would harm “news plurality”.Seamus Dooley, NUJ acting general secretary, said: It’s a sign of major investment within the UK. And they also have influence over newspapers, which of course you would want to keep onside as well.There’s not the same flaw as there was [before], with the whole the phone hacking thing. From the competition standpoint, there’s more separation between Fox and newspapers than there was six years ago. The bid by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to take over Sky has been referred to regulators by the culture secretary.Karen Bradley confirmed her decision this morning after already announcing she was “minded” to do so. “If you’re Theresa May’s government, why would you look to block Fox?” Whittaker said. Broadcast regulator Ofcom will examine “public interest considerations” and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) “jurisdiction issues”.Read more: Sky takeover deal is “in the interest of the UK”, Fox tells governmentIssues around media plurality, broadcasting standards and whether the new owner is fit and proper are to be investigated by Ofcom, while the CMA is expected to oversee the process.Fox said it was confident the deal would be given the green light and analysts were also bullish. However, a legal source familiar with the deal suggested the companies may need to offer remedies to satisfy concerns over media plurality.The regulators will be required to report back for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport within 40 working days. Thursday 16 March 2017 11:36 am Fox wrote to Bradley last week telling her the deal was “in the interest of the UK, its creative economy and its consumers”.Fox agreed an £11.7bn deal to acquire the 61 per cent of Sky it does not already own in December. William Turvill and Oliver Gill whatsapp read more

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JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon says wealth gap is ‘huge problem’

first_imgRead more: Billionaire boom slows down as uncertainty takes a toll Share Dimon hit out at “greedy” and “selfish” bankers who he said have overpaid themselves since the crisis. Dimon’s remarks about inequality come on the back of recent criticism from presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, who has been leading the charge against the uber-rich over their tax contributions. The Wall Street titan told CBS that “the wealthy have been getting wealthier too much in many ways”, but he remained tight-lipped when being pressed on his own $31m pay package last year. Sebastian McCarthy Monday 11 November 2019 6:18 pm However, Dimon has doubled down on his defence of billionaires, saying: “You know, most people are good, not all of them. You should vilify Nazis, but you shouldn’t vilify people who worked hard to accomplish things.” The tit-for-tat remarks underline the strained relations between a handful of major financial figures and progressive Democratic candidates who have been criticising billionaires as part of their presidential campaigns. JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon has admitted there is a “huge problem” with the wealth gap in the US, wading into the debate over income inequality after facing heat from Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren.center_img Read more: UK business confidence slumps to seven-year low JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon says wealth gap is ‘huge problem’ The JP Morgan chief, who is the only boss of a major Wall Street firm whose tenure predates the 2008 financial crash, also said during the interview that bankers “let the American people down” in the run-up to the financial crash. whatsapp When asked about his compensation, Dimon said: “The board sets mine. I have nothing to do with it,” referring to the bank’s directors. Warren recently tweeted that “Jamie Dimon and his buddies are successful in part because of the opportunities, workforce, and public services that we all paid for. It’s only fair that he and his billionaire friends chip in to make sure everyone else has a chance to succeed.” whatsapplast_img read more

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Tesla shares down six per cent after Elon Musk admits to underwhelming sales in China

first_imgShares in Tesla have dropped over six per cent today, tumbling below $200 a share after comments from its high-profile founder, Elon Musk.Musk, seen as a rockstar investor and chief executive, told journalists at the Detroit Auto show that  Tesla’s sales in China were underwhelming in the fourth quarter, giving investors a nasty case of the jitters. Musk went on to say that the sales were likely the result of misconceptions regarding the ease of recharging, leading to yet more misconceptions about the range of the electric vehicles.  Stocks turned tail and sank 6 per cent in after-hours trading, leaving the company staring up at the massive $292 a share it could boast in Septemeber.At the time of writing, shares were trading for $191, 6.43 per cent down. At one stage they were as low as £188. Tesla will report its fourth quarter earnings next month, which will give definitive answer regarding how it stands compared to its 2014 targets. It’s top-end car, the model S, has sold reasonably well according to reports, but the jury is out on whether the company will manage to shift the 33,000 vehicles Musk named as his 2014 target. whatsapp Tesla shares down six per cent after Elon Musk admits to underwhelming sales in China Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 14 January 2015 1:43 pm Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Billy Ehrenberg Tags: Elon Musk People Tesla Motors whatsapplast_img read more

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How radiation therapy kicks cells into gear to fight cancer

first_img Please enter a valid email address. News Editor [email protected] @meggophone A cancer patient prepares for radiation treatment at the Cape Fear Valley Cancer Center in Fayetteville, N.C. Chris Hondros/Getty Images Megan Thielking Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Leave this field empty if you’re human: About the Author Reprintscenter_img Quick TakeHow radiation therapy kicks cells into gear to fight cancer Radiation is used to treat two out of every three cancer patients, but scientists don’t fully understand why the body responds the way it does to the therapy.A new study published Monday in Nature Communications shows that part of the answer might lie within microRNAs, a type of molecule that can alter how genes are expressed. The research found that one type of microRNA, called miR-34, is generally inactive in cells.That goes against a long-held assumption in the cell biology field that if microRNA was present in a cell, it was controlling genes or doing some other work at all times.advertisement Privacy Policy “We found that irradiating the cells, or treating them with radiation, which causes DNA damage, ‘turns on’ the miR-34 that is sitting and waiting,” said lead researcher Dr. Joanne Weidhaas of University of California, Los Angeles.The researchers are not quite sure how the mechanism helps make radiation therapy work, Weidhaas said, and need to study it more closely.advertisement By Megan Thielking March 21, 2016 Reprints “It does suggest that miR-34 may be a very important biomarker and potentially even a target to help us personalize radiation treatment, and even cancer therapy, in the future,” Weidhaas said. The research team is continuing to study how miR-34 plays a role in the body’s response to DNA damage. Tags cancerradiationlast_img read more

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All to play for in division 1 of the ACHL and all of tonight’s GAA results

first_imgHome Sport GAA All to play for in division 1 of the ACHL and all… SportGAA GAA GAA TAGSGAA resultsLaois GAA Results Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 21st June 2019 Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp Twitter A turnup for the books in two games tonight means that it’s still all to play for in the bottom half of division 1 in the ACHL.Abbeyleix proved worthy nine point winners over Clough-Ballacolla to get their first win of the league under their belts, while Castletown saw off Rathdowney-Errill in Castletown.A win for The Harps over Rosenallis means that Castletown, The Harps and Rosenallis are all level on four points, with Castletown on top with points difference.Abbeyleix are bottom with two points but everything is now pinned on the final round of the league to see who will be relegated and who will be saved.Other matches this evening involved U17 and U13 hurling leagues, with a playoff in the U15 football league.The Harps 1-22 Rosenallis 2-14Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1 Round 6Over a dozen Michael Lanigan points helped The Harps scoop a crucial victory away to Rosenallis tonight.Both sides, although depleted by injuries and intercounty commitments, put in a good shift in Rosenallis this evening – but The Harps dashed Rosenallis’s early lead with a cluster of Langian frees and a Pat Walshe goal to finish five point victors this evening.Rosenallis Brian Fitzpatrick opened the scoring account for the game this evening by placing over his first of four frees before Tommy Moore cut out the next Rosenallis attack and set up David Doheny to put The Harps on the scoreboard.Fiachra C Fennell – a welcome addition to the Rosenallis side after six months abroad – rattled the net for the home side to make it 1-1 in under five minutes.Shane Donohue used his sideline to find John Brophy who gave The Harps their second, before a foul on Ronan Murray in the square set up a penalty which Rosenallis goalkeeper Stephen Kelly neatly put away in the bottom right corner.Rosenallis’s Niall Doolan slotted over a point after gathering the sliotar from the opposing puckout while Langian and an unmarked Conor Dunne gave the visitros five points after 10 minutes.Contributing to the next five points of the half for Rosenallis were; Jack Conroy, Ronan Murray, Kelly (free), Fiachra C Fennell and Fitzpatrick (free).However Lanigan would keep The Harps right beside the home team to leave just two between them at half-time.The wing-forward scored the remainder of the points for The Harps in the opening half – six in total – bar one, which came from the stick of substitute Aaron Grady.At the interval, Rosenallis lead 2-8 to 12 points.Lanigan continued to dominate the scoring for the visitors in the latter half – adding a further six points to his name, five of these coming from placed balls.He opened the second half scoring with a free, before Pat Walshe slotted one over from play. Walter Murphy replied for Rosenallis, in advance of The Harps taking a lead they would not relinquish after 37 minutes.John Brophy and Lanigan sent over two points a piece, while Darren Maher laid off the sliotar to Walshe around the 14 yard line – who made no mistake in finding the net to make it 1-18 to 2-10.Rosenallis came back through poinys from Fiachra C Fennell, Fitzpatrick (free) and McEvoy, but Brian Clancy and Lanigan pushed the red and orange forward with two minutes to go.The deficit for Rosenallis could have been greater, if it weren’t for a stellar save made by goalkeeper Kelly on Lanigan in a one on one position. Langian gained a converted 65′ from the encounter and the sides finished The Harps 1-22 Rosenallis 2-14.SCORERS – The Harps: Pat Walshe 1-1, Michael Lanigan 0-13 (0-9 frees, 0-1 65′), John Brophy 0-3, David Doheny 0-1, Conor Brophy 0-1, Conor Dunne 0-1, Aaron Grady 0-1, Brian Clancy 0-1 Rosenallis: Fiachra Fennell 1-2, Stephen Kelly 1-2 (1-0 penalty, 0-2 frees) Brian Fitzpatrick 0-4 (0-4 frees), Niall Doolan 0-1, Jack Conroy 0-1, Ronan Murray 0-1, Sean Dunne 0-1, Walter Murphy 0-1, Enda McEvoy 0-1THE HARPS: Peter Walsh; Tommy Moore, Barry Dunne, Shane Phelan; Conor Brophy, Conor Dunne, Eoin O’Sullivan; Darren Maher, David Doheny; Michael Lanigan, Pat Walshe, Shane Donohue; Ross Young, Stephen O’Brien, John Brophy. Subs: Aaron Grady for R Young (20 minutes), Brian Clancy for S O’Brien (half-time)ROSENALLIS: Stephen Kelly; Ruairi C Fennell, Marcus Redmond, James Redmond; Thomas Keating, Cillian Callaly, Jack Claffey; Jack Conroy, Brian Fitzpatrick; Fiachra C Fennell, Niall Doolan, Sean Dunne; Enda McEvoy, Ronan Murray, Walter Murphy. Subs: Paul Lynch for S Dunne (45 minutes), David McKane for J Claffey (50 minutes)Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1 Round 6Abbeyleix St Lazarians 2-17 Clough-Ballacolla 0-14A man of the match performance from Aidan Corby wasn’t enough to get a depleted Clough-Ballacolla over the line as Abbeyleix won their first league game after six rounds tonight.Two early goals for the home side cemented their victory and certainly makes the closing round an interesting one for all teams involved.CLOUGH-BALLACOLLA: Cathal Dunne; Brian Costigan, John A Delaney, Matt Bergin; Aidan Doyle, Brendan McEvoy, Brian Corby; Shane Hanlon, Aidan Corby; Sean Phelan, Damien Bergin, Sean Corby; Evan Hawkes, Jordan Walshe, Ray Cummins. Subs: Mick McEvoy for Walshe (injured – half-time), Ben Delaney for S Phelan, David Hennessy for R Cummins, Davey Campion for E Hawkes.Castletown 2-18 Rathdowney Errill 0-14Borris in Ossory Kilcotton V Camross – called off due to a bereavementLeinster MFC Semi FinalLaois 1-6 Kildare 0-12 See full report here.Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Round 11St Joseph’s conceed – walkover for MountmellickMidlands Park Hotel Under-17 “A” Hurling League Round 5Walkover for Borris in Ossory Kilcotton  – conceeded by RosenallisMidlands Park Hotel Under-15 “C” Football League Playoff (Extra time if necessary) Portlaoise O’DempseysMidlands Park Hotel Under-13 “A” Hurling League Round 8Abbeyleix Gaels 6-13 Castletown 0-5Midlands Park Hotel Under-13 “B” Hurling League Group A Round 8Na Fianna St Fintan’s MountrathRosenallis 1-8 Clough-Ballacolla 1-8Raheen Parish Gaels 1-7 Camross 2-1Midlands Park Hotel Under-13 “B” Hurling League Group B Round 8Clonaslee St Manmans 1-2 Park Ratheniska-Timahoe 9-12Portarlington 2-9 St Pauls 0-2SEE ALSO – Search for missing Laois man suspended pending review Previous articleLaois football team named for Qualifier clash with DerryNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, June 22, 2019 Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún 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. Pinterest GAA All to play for in division 1 of the ACHL and all of tonight’s GAA resultslast_img read more

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NK Trading Exit Permits for Rice

first_img News NewsEconomy By Lee Seok Young – 2012.02.28 11:25am The North Korean authorities are expediting the issuance of exit permits for people wishing to visit relatives in China but who agree to return to the country with one ton of food within 40 days. A considerable number of people have obtained permits on this basis in the last week, according to a source who spoke with Daily NK yesterday.The source, from North Hamkyung Province, told Daily NK, “At the start of last week, my people’s unit head advised us, ‘Anyone able to return to the country with a ton of rice before April 5th should apply for a short-term exit permit to the National Security Agency now.’”The source added, “More than 20 people per day are crossing over into China via Namyang Customs House after getting prior approval this way in Chongjin, Myongchon and Kilju. Others are finding lodgings in Onsung to wait their turn.” The permit issuance policy is being implemented nationwide, according to information received by Daily NK. Many people are said to be departing via customs facilities both in Hyesan and further west in Shinuiju under the same deal.Provincial branches of the Party are keen to issue the permits because they are under pressure to provide special food distribution for the 100th anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birthday on April 15th, a responsibility Pyongyang is said to have passed on to the provinces in its entirety.According to the source, the NSA’s provincial anti-espionage head has been telling travelers attending a briefing at the border control office there that their trips “have been made possible by the compassion of Kim Jong Eun,” and threatening that anybody minded to overstay their permit or who is unable to meet their food quota upon their return will be barred from leaving the country indefinitely.Usually, exit permits are granted on the following basis: ▲ a maximum of 5 degrees of separation between inviter and applicant; ▲ a maximum stay of 3 months; ▲ a minimum of one year between permits. However, this time the authorities are reportedly allowing travelers who have already visited China within the last year to reapply.Though rare, the policy shift is not unprecedented. For example, a similar pact with would-be permit recipients was offered by the authorities immediately after Kim Jong Il’s trip to China in May, 2011.Such a loosening of border controls comes with a number of side-effects, not least that it brings down prices in the jangmadang, offering a valuable boost to individual purchasing power.As such, kilo of decent rice was selling for 3,200 North Korean won early last week in Chongjin, a source from the city told Daily NK yesterday, but as of Monday this had fallen to 3,000 won, with 1 Chinese Yuan dropping from 605 to 600 North Korean Won. “Given the situation, ordinary people are happy that the price of rice has fallen,” the source commented. However, he added, there is a high degree of skepticism in the market about how many of the travelers will actually return when the time comes. News News AvatarLee Seok Young SHAREcenter_img NK Trading Exit Permits for Rice There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

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Agriculture Critical to Reducing Poverty, Says Director General of IICA

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedAgriculture Critical to Reducing Poverty, Says Director General of IICA RelatedAgriculture Critical to Reducing Poverty, Says Director General of IICA FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA), Dr. Chelston Brathwaite, has noted that agriculture is critical for reducing poverty in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and for national development. Speaking at the 5th Hemispheric Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas and the 15th Regular Meeting of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture, at the Ritz Carlton in Montego Bay St. James on Tuesday (October 27), Dr. Brathwaite said that agriculture can help to diminish the impact of the global climate change, improve nutrition and ensure food safety and security. “It is clear to us that our food security problems are not over and that the recent reduction in food prices is from the reflection of turbulence in international markets, and issues of demand and supply” the Director General of IICA said.He added that the drivers who were blamed for the food price crisis last year, which include drought, change in exchange rate and the increased demand for food in China and India, have not gone away.“The increased population and increase in prosperity in the developing world will continue to increase the demand for food, and increase the emphasis on food safety with increasing challenges to agriculture production in a world where land is not increasing” Dr. Chelston added. He said that these factors can cause resurgence of turbulence in the future, if nothing is done.center_img RelatedAgriculture Critical to Reducing Poverty, Says Director General of IICA Agriculture Critical to Reducing Poverty, Says Director General of IICA AgricultureOctober 29, 2009last_img read more

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Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex 17 May 2021

first_imgLord-Lieutenant of East Sussex 17 May 2021 The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mr Andrew Blackman DL as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of East Sussex in succession to Sir Peter Field KCVO. /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:Government, Queen, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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Western Australia coronovirus update as at 18 May 2021

first_imgWestern Australia coronovirus update as at 18 May 2021 The Department of Health has reported no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.The State’s total stands at 1015.WA Health is monitoring six active cases of COVID-19 ­– 1000 people have recovered from the virus in WA.To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 133,424 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 30,503 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 2769 people were vaccinated.The Commonwealth Government vaccination national roll-out figures can be found on the Australian Department of Health website (external site).Yesterday, 616 people were assessed for testing and swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.There have been 1,143,613 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 148,304 were from regional WA.To date, 95 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 52 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain, 27 of the B.1.617 strain (Indian variant) and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19. /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, Australian, commonwealth, covid-19, Department of Health, Government, health, testing, vaccination, vaccinations, virus, visit, WA, WA Health, website, Western Australialast_img read more

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CU-Boulder to offer new interdisciplinary construction management track

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 5, 2012 A new partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science, spurred by a gift, will have positive implications for the construction and real estate industries.The gift of $285,000, from alumnus Dan Ivanoff and his wife, Laurie, supports the creation of a construction management track within the MBA program in the Leeds School, as well as opens the door for graduate construction engineering and management students to take associated business classes. The new program is slated to begin in the fall of 2013.“The Ivanoff gift creates a powerful collaboration and cross-campus partnership between Leeds and CU’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, providing MBA students a great way to specialize and engineering students a means for developing business know-how,” said Dean David L. Ikenberry of the Leeds School. “Bringing students together across disciplines creates a richer learning environment while meeting market demands.”The gift provides support to the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and to the CU Real Estate Center to help bring the programs together.“MBA students with a fundamental understanding of construction and design will be very attractive for businesses that concentrate on ground-up development,” said Dan Ivanoff. “Real estate investment firms that hire a Leeds MBA with a concentration in real estate and construction management will get an individual with very specific capabilities and a specialization that is directly related to its business activities.”Ivanoff leads a large real estate investment, development and management company based in Seattle with properties throughout the western United States.“Dan Ivanoff was educated in both business and engineering at CU-Boulder and now he has given back so that future generations of students have the opportunity to receive an interdisciplinary education from two of the best programs in the nation,” said Dean Robert Davis of CU’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. “We are very grateful for the gift from Dan and Laurie and we look forward to additional joint opportunities between business and engineering.”Part of the funding to engineering includes a faculty fellowship that was awarded to Assistant Professor Amy Javernick-Will. Her career path has included both education and industry experience in civil engineering and real estate development.For more information about the new construction management track visit http://realestate.colorado.edu/constructionmanagement. CU-Boulder graduate students (pictured in hard hats) work with Assistant Professor Amy Javernick-Will. (Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado Boulder) Categories:AcademicsBusiness & EntrepreneurshipScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlineslast_img read more

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