first_imgThursday 2 April 2015 9:35 am Show Comments ▼ Jeff Misenti whatsapp Tonight all the media focus will be on ITV’s leaders’ debate. However, many have been sceptical about how much this one TV appearance will impact which way people decide to vote.The UK is a Parliamentary rather than Presidential system so, in theory; the party leaders’ role should be somewhat limited, and the importance of your local candidate should take precedence. But some new polling has found that voters are far more influenced by how they view the party leader than by their local candidate. Research for Total Politics found that 69 per cent of people will vote will be based on their feelings about the party leader. Just under a third of those polled said the performance of their local MP would be the deciding factor when casting their vote.This means tonight’s seven-way contest could prove decisive for how the parties perform on the on polling day. If one of the leaders puts in a particularly poor showing, it could be the main event people associate with their party. On the other side of the coin, if one leader puts in a barnstorming performance it could give their party significant momentum in the tun up to 7 May.Nigel Farage is expected to perform the best followed by David Cameron. The public think the Green Party’s leader Natalie Bennett will perform the worst. This is perhaps unsurprising given two terrible media performances in recent weeks – one with the BBC’s Andrew Neil and the other with LBC’s Nick Ferrari.(Source: ComRes)In 2010, the campaign was transformed after the first debate where Nick Clegg outmatched both Gordon Brown and David Cameron. One week after the debate, the Liberal Democrats surged into first place on 34 per cent. However, the Lib Dem surge was not reflected on election day when the party increased its share of the vote just one per cent and lost five seats.  TV leaders’ debate 2015: Why tonight’s contest could actually make a difference to the General Election whatsapp Share More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: General Election 2015last_img read more

first_img Related: Danielle Ofri Tags Coronavirusinfectious diseasephysicianspublic health It was a Thursday evening in the fall of 2014, the end of one of those hectic days in the clinic at Bellevue Hospital — hardly a moment between patients and the computer system having epileptic fits. When I finally made my way out of the hospital’s atrium, my head was still swimming in all my patients’ issues. Suddenly I found myself up against a phalanx of news trucks parked in front of the hospital. There was a cackle of urgency in the air, with reporters and camera crews shooting live broadcasts up and down the block.And then I realized: Ebola had arrived at Bellevue.At the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there was chatter among staff — half joking, half serious — that if Ebola was going to come to the U.S., it would surely come to Bellevue. But as the epidemic crescendoed in Africa, the chatter became serious and planning began in earnest. A high-tech isolation ward was created, with its own laboratory and waste-removal system. A specialized medical team underwent exhaustive training.advertisement Dr. Craig Spencer, a New York City resident and member of Doctors Without Borders, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital in fall 2014 and was diagnosed with Ebola. Mark Lennihan/AP Photo Fear is a primal emotion, and to pretend that the medical staff are any less susceptible than the general public is folly. Fear is part of what motivates us to learn our craft better —we don’t want to harm our patients, we don’t want to fail our board exams, we don’t want to look stupid on rounds. Fear also instills an appropriate humility about medicine: These are human beings we are taking care of, after all, not credit card charges or airline tickets. We should have a healthy fear before we unleash any medical intervention upon them. The fearless machismo that used to be lauded in hospital corridors is now rightly viewed as a danger to patients.At times, though, fear can be overwhelming, even paralyzing. Every doctor and nurse can tell you — perhaps more than you’d really care to know — about times when they were incapacitated by fear. This diminishes with training and experience, but fear never goes away, and probably shouldn’t.I sometimes feel as though we need to negotiate an armistice of sorts with our fears. There is a certain amount of salutary fear we need to accept, the kind that keeps us respectful of the high stakes in caring for patients. But we also have to recognize that there are irrational fears, the kinds that are not necessarily allayed by data.For nearly three centuries, Bellevue has been on the front lines of public health, treating patients with yellow fever, Spanish flu, polio, cholera, AIDS, and tuberculosis. This is a point of pride among the staff, though it can be tinged with grim resignation. Times were bleak indeed when we were swamped with AIDS patients back in the 1980s and 1990s. It was early in the epidemic, when both treatments and scientific knowledge were in short supply and patients often struggled to obtain medical care. In the clinic, my office — being closest to the hospital’s entrance — was designated as the Ebola isolation room, should any patient arrive with worrisome symptoms. Respirator masks, gowns, eye shields, gloves, and copies of emergency protocols were piled onto every available surface. Maintenance workers sawed a hole in my door for a glass window to enable communication with potentially infected patients from a distance.Support STAT: STAT is offering coverage of the coronavirus for free. Please consider a subscription to support our journalism. Start free trial today.Even with all of that preparation, I can’t deny that a pulse of fear rippled through the hospital when Craig Spencer, a doctor who’d been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, tested positive for the virus and was now one of our patients. It’s one thing to read about Ebola. It’s quite another to have it in your midst.advertisement First OpinionWith coronavirus, as with AIDS and Ebola, we must move beyond the fear In coronavirus response, AI is becoming a useful tool in a global outbreak, data experts say center_img Related: About the Author Reprints [email protected] New coronavirus can cause infections with no symptoms and sicken otherwise healthy people, studies show Luckily, level heads eventually prevailed: clinicians treated their patients, public health officials pounded the pavement, activists kept up the heat, research kicked into high gear, and today HIV sits prosaically alongside cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. It’s just another ordinary illness that we treat. Complex, yes, but treatable.The same will likely happen with this new coronavirus. We need to acknowledge our fears — the rational and the irrational — and then tuck them away in one of the many pockets of our white coats. There’s work to be done.Meanwhile, the sawed-in window still graces my office door. Mostly I keep it covered with sheets of copy paper to protect patient privacy (and block out the view of the restroom across the hall). But when the first patient arrives with symptoms that might suggest coronavirus, I’ll be tearing those sheets down.Danielle Ofri, M.D., is a physician at Bellevue Hospital, clinical professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, and editor in chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. Her newest book is “When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error“ (Beacon Press, April 2020). So it was with awe and pride that I witnessed my colleagues skillfully caring for patients who had been shunned elsewhere. Was there fear when we handled needles with contaminated blood? For sure. But there was also compassion. Our role models were those who removed their gloves to hold their patients’ hands, skin to skin — a triumph of science and humanity over superstition.Twenty-five years later, health care workers like Spencer assumed that mantle, heading straight for the front lines of the epidemic in West Africa. When Spencer became our patient at Bellevue, there was a sense that we were taking care of one of the family.Among the Bellevue staff today, there has been a collective deep breath as we face the next emerging pathogen. There are a few nervous jitters, but an overall sense of determination. A public hospital like ours, by definition, has its doors open to all. And if it’s HIV or Ebola or coronavirus crossing the threshold, so be it.Much of the fears we have to face, in fact, are those expressed by our patients. Misinformation abounds, and a lot of our time these days is spent reassuring our patients. (No, you don’t need to wear a mask on the subway. Yes, you should still get a flu shot.) This coronavirus is new, and the medical community is still figuring out the facts. We have to remember what it felt like when HIV seemed like the Black Plague incarnate. By Danielle Ofri Jan. 30, 2020 Reprintslast_img read more

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first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Home Sport Golf All the results and photos from the recent Heath Golf Club Open… SportGolf TAGSThe Heath Golf Club By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th August 2019 Pinterest Scramble 7/8/191st – Ray O’Sullivan, PJ Murphy, Martin Cashen, Mick Lambe 104pts2nd – Jimmy Hayden, Paul Heffernan, Larry Dunne, Mary Bland 102pts3rd – Liam Connell , Bill Gibbons, Noel Brown, J B Conroy 101pts4th – Thomas Ely, Michael Dempsey, Owen Keane, Rory Heffernan 98pts (b/9)9 Hole Competition1st – Noel Bracken 22pts2nd – John McNamara 21pts (b/6)3rd – John McEvoy 21ptsLadies 2 Person Team 6/8/191st – Ber Fitzpatrick, Angela Dunne 45pts2nd – Ann Dunne, Mary Dunne 43pts3rd – Siobhán Bergin-Corri, Poilin Hooban 41pts (b/9)Visitor – Mary Fallon, Patricia Lambe (New Forest) 38pts (b/6)5th-  Paddy O’Sullivan, Pat Lambe 41pts1st Nine – Catherine Reilly, Marion Mills 22pts (b/6)2nd Nine – Sadie Ging, Mary Cushen 21ptsMen’s 9 HoleBarry Kavanagh 22ptsSingles 5/8/191st – Joe Keenan 41pts (b/9)2nd – Alexander Cleland 41ptsGross – Karl Grant 35 pts(b/6)3rd – John Bergin 40pts (b/9)Ladies Singles1st – Maria Delaney 35pts2nd – Anne Doolan 29pts3rd – Helen Bergin 28pts9 Hole Competition1st – Michael Lambe 20pts2nd – Mary Culliton 18ptsFourball 4/8/191st – J. Keenan /B. Gibbons 48pts2nd – K. Sheehan/ F. Sheehan 46pts (b/9)3rd – J.Conroy/W. Connell 46ptsVisitors – Andrew Booth, Donal Booth 45pts9 Hole Singles Wayne Comerford 25pts3 Person Team 3/8/191st – R. Bradley,D.O’Gorman,D.Booth 96pts2nd – C. Grant, L. Connell, B. Gibbons 93pts3rd – D. Booth, J. Booth, R. O’Grady 93pts9 Hole Singles1st – John McNamara 24pts2nd – Aidan Boyle 22pts3rd – Mary Mahon 21pts (b/6)Ber Fitzpatrick winner of Hole in One prize sponsored by Brownes Jewellers with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri and Paul O’CallaghanCatherine Reilly, J.B. Conroy, Carl Grant and Liam Connell winners of Four Person Scramble with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri and Paul O’CallaghanJ.B. Conroy winner of 18 Hole Singles with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri, Paul O’Callaghan and John Conroy (HEART ER Ambulance)Anthony O’Callaghan and Seamus McGrath winners of the Four Person Classic with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri, Paul O’Callaghan and Frank Sheehan (Downeys Autostop)Catherine Brennan and Tom Tyrrell runners-up of Two Person Team Event with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri, Paul O’Callaghan and Ailish Sparrow (Sparrow Insurances)Joe Keenan winner of Monday Singles with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri, Paul O’Callaghan and Helen Bergin (R.S.M. Chartered AccountantsCatherine Brennan and Tom Tyrrell runners-up of Two Person Team Event with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri, Paul O’Callaghan and Ailish Sparrow (Sparrow Insurances)Mick Lambe, P.J. Murphy and Ray O’Sullivan winners of Wednesday Scramble with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri, Paul O’Callaghan and Pat Dunne (Mulhalls SuperValu)Ber Fitzpatrick and Angela Dunne winners of Ladies Two Person Team with Captain Siobhán Bergin-Corri and Andrew Shaw (Shaws Department Stores)Bill Gibbons winner of Sunday Four Ball with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri, Paul O’Callaghan, Marian Booth (Blossom Time) and John Booth (Booth Concrete)Roland Bradley winner of the Three Person Team with Captains Paul O’Callaghan and Siobhán Bergin-CorriSEE ALSO – Laois hurler to be part of Sunday Game panel after All Ireland final Facebook Mick Lambe, P.J. Murphy and Ray O’Sullivan winners of Wednesday Scramble with Captains Siobhán Bergin-Corri, Paul O’Callaghan and Pat Dunne (Mulhalls SuperValu) 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook 18 Hole Singles Stroke 10/8/191st – JB Conroy 682nd – Carl Grant 713rd – Sean O’Neill 724th – Des Killeen 729Hole Singles1st John Booth 22pts4 Person Classic 9/8/191st – Seamus McGrath, Anthony O’Callaghan, Paddy Ging (Portlaoise GC), Mick Carroll (Portlaoise GC) 86pts (b/9)2nd – Larry Connolly, John Kennedy (Castlebarna), Peter Cunningham (19), Pat Cunningham (Dunmurray Springs) 86pts3rd – Tom Fitzpatrick, Ber Fitzpatrick, Angela Dunne, Carl Grant 85pts2 Person Team 8/8/191st – Barry Larkin, Danny Timmons 51pts2nd – Tom Tyrrell, Catherine Brennan 49pts3rd – Roland Bradley, Donal O’Gorman 48pts9 Hole Singles1st – John Bergin 22pts2nd – Oisin Fitzpatrick 20pts WhatsApp Previous articleProperty Watch: What €250k-€300k can buy you in PortlaoiseNext article100 not out as Barrowhouse GAA set to celebrate their centenary LaoisToday Reporter center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp GAA All the results and photos from the recent Heath Golf Club Open Week GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Twitter Twitter The Heath Golf Club was a hive of activity for its recent Open Week and we’ve all the results and a selection of photos from the presentation below.4 Person Scramble 11/8/191st – Catherine Reilly , Liam Connell, JB Conroy, Carl Grant 55 Nett2nd – Martin Lawlor, Larry Cushen, Wayne Comerford, John Hanly 55 Nett3rd – Liam Adams, Roisin Adams, John Kelly, Pat Ring 56 Nett (b/9)9 Hole Singles1st – Adrian Maher 20pts (b/6)2nd – John Phelan 20ptslast_img read more

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest TAGS2005Knockbeg CollegeRemember the Game RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Electric Picnic This time it was in their de facto home ground in Dr Cullen Park in Carlow and there was no arguing with their 0-11 to 1-5 win as they put in a powerful second-half performance.Donie Brennan, who had played in the Leinster senior final the previous summer for Laois, pulled the strings for Knockbeg at centre-forward while David Conway and Sean O’Shea caused plenty of problems inside. Those three scored nine of the 11 points between them.“Chris Conway and John Rouse have assembled another fine team and talk of a Leinster title certainly isn’t outlandish,” reported the Leinster Express report that week.“With such a quality forward line and with the likes of Shane O’Neill, David Lynskey and Simon Shortall working tirelessly they will take a bit of beating. Colm Munnelly and Paddy Fleming provide a solid base further back too.“They have the ability and they have that trademark spirit that has defined Knockbeg teams for so long. This could be their year.”And it was. A thrilling win over St Mel’s of Longford saw them claim the Leinster title and they later won the All Ireland by beating St Mary’s of Galway in Semple Stadium.You can check out some of Alf Harvey’s photos from their win over St Pat’s below.SCORERS – Knockbeg College: David Conway 0-4 (all frees), Sean O’Shea 0-3, Donie Brennan 0-2, Colm Doran 0-1 (free), Brendan O’Shea 0-1. St Pat’s: SKevin Mulvaney 1-0, John Fagan 0-2, Shane O’Rourke 0-2 (one free), Cathal O’Dwyer 0-1KNOCKBEG COLLEGE: Colm Munnelly; Shane Buggy, Paddy Fleming, Declan Kelly; David l.ynskey, Pat Maloney, Simon Shortall; Brendan O’Shea, Shane O’Neill; Paddy Byrne, Sean Ramsbottom, Colm Doran; Sean O’Shea, Donie Brennan, David Conway. Sub: John White for Buggy (34)ST PAT’S, NAVAN: Mark McCabe; Paddy Murray, Cormac McGuinness, Sean Conaty; Darren Mallon, Niall McMahon, David McGuire; Shane O’Rourke, Michael O’Rourke; Cian Byrne, Kevin Mulvaney, John Fagan; Sean Kealin, Eoin Elliott, Cathal O’DwyerThe Knockbeg team that beat St Pat’s of Navan in 2005 Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Previous articleLaois GAA opt to postpone annual county board draw until April as tickets now available to buy onlineNext articleOnline fundraiser launched in honour of late Laois teacher following sad passing LaoisToday Reporter The Knockbeg team that beat St Pat’s of Navan in 2005 Knockbeg College 0-11 St Pat’s 1-52005 Leinster Colleges SFC ‘A’ Quarter-finalLaois football was enjoying success across the grades and competitions in the mid 2000s and Knockbeg College were very much to the fore in that as they established themselves as a force in the ‘A’ grade competitions.Having won the Leinster ‘B’ title in 2003, they reached the ‘A’ final in 2004 in their first year back at that level, only to lose an epic extra time battle to Colm O’Rourke’s St Pat’s of Navan.The famed Meath school went on and won the All Ireland that year but by the following spring, Knockbeg were ready to do battle with them again. SEE ALSO – Check out more games from our Remember the Game series here Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd February 2021 Home We Are Laois Remember the Game Remember the Game: Knockbeg take scalp of All Ireland champions in 2005 We Are LaoisRemember the Game Remember the Game: Knockbeg take scalp of All Ireland champions in 2005last_img read more

first_img News AvatarChoi Song Min By Choi Song Min – 2015.05.20 4:35pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter News center_img News Pent-up frustration leads many to vocalize mobilization grievances US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again North Korea has been mobilizing hordes ofpeople for state projects that include regular ‘spring month of sanitation’clean-up efforts and mass preparations for the country’s celebration of the70th anniversary of the Workers’ Party foundation day that falls in October. “People have no time at all to rest withall the preparations to clean and improve the environment and city surroundingsfor the 70th Party foundation anniversary,” a source in South Pyongan Provincetold Daily NK on Tuesday. “For everything from cleaning sewage to mendingdamaged water pipes and ditches, people are being mobilized even beforebreakfast.” “It’s not just for residential homes.Streets, village fences, roads, green areas, and bridges are all included, andeveryone from homemakers to those who work are being mobilized,” she explained. “Every day from 5 a.m. for about two hours before people have to goto work, residents have to take part with no exceptions. If you miss work, youhave to pay a fine.” District People’s Committees hand downassignments by neighborhood and inminban [people’s unit] and frequently monitorprogress being made on each project. “Inminban leaders in turn assign taskssuch as paving roads and landscaping to each household, meaning everyoneneeds to get their project done even if it means paying out of pocket,” she said.Even more complex projects such asreplacing old bridges and stepping stones with concrete bridges have beenassigned to members of the public. Pent-up frustration from having to work atsuch early hours on empty stomachs have led some to inscribe messages such as‘bridge before eating’ in wet cement on the pillars and surface of bridges,according to the source.   “Young elementary school students to middleand high school students spend half the day sorting gravel at railwayconstruction sites and applying limewash,” the source said. “Cadre excusethemselves blaming their guidance work, while donju [new affluent middle class]dispatch paid workers in their place, so it’s only the poor residents who arebeing mobilized.”“Merchants selling sand have appeared aswell. They sell 10kg of sand mixed with bits of gravel for about 1,000 KPW [0.12 USD],while limestone goes for 500 KPW [0.06 USD] per kilogram,” she said, adding that paint, hardly sold in the markets to begin with, is now scarce; as a result, the price of it has nearly doubled.  Residents have been critical of such stateprojects saying they’re being forced on to people without any investment fromthe state’s end. In some cases, people have not been shy to express thesesentiments publicly, saying they are being dragged into forced labor, thesource reported. These sanitation projects have beencarried out from March to April and September to October each year since the Cabinetadopted a measure announced by the country’s founder Kim Il Sung in 1958.*The content of this article was broadcast to the North Korean people via Unification Media Group. NewsEconomy Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

first_imgNewsEconomy AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News Crackdown targets messaging app users SHARE Facebook Twitter News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again center_img North Korean users of foreign messenger applications such asKakao Talk, Line, and WeChat will be arrested on the spot on suspicion ofespionage, according to a new order handed down from the authorities. Sources inside the country interpret the move as Kim Jong Un’s aggressive reaction to the capability of Chinesecellphones to facilitate the import and export of information into the isolatedcountry. As recently reported by Daily NK, the North Koreanauthorities have ramped up efforts to label Chinese cellphone users as traitorsand pursuing strict punishments against them. To this end, North Korean authorities doubled down on the use ofsignal detectors to trace illicit international calls and zero in on thelocation of foreign phone users. However, the messenger apps allow users to circumventdetection by this equipment, prompting the regime to respond with newthreats specifically targeting users of these communication applications.“A measure has been enacted that orders the immediate arrestof ‘traitorous’ residents who use foreign messenger applications. The regimefurther threatened that those caught will not be offered clemency under anycondition,” a source in Ryanggang Province told Daily NK on June 2.“Offenders who are apprehended will be processed accordingto the discretion of the arresting agency– i.e. the State Security Department orthe Ministry of People’s Security. Those taken in will be charged withespionage associating with the enemy and dispatched to a political prisoncamp.”   According to the source, the regime first began showinginterest in foreign messenger apps in May 2014. At the time, residents whocontinuously used Chinese cellphones were arrested, and through the course ofthe investigation process, the authorities discovered that information wasbeing sent back and forth through apps such as the South Korean texting serviceKakao Talk.“At that time, the authorities decided to define suchactivity as espionage and handed down an order to strictly punish offenders,”he said.The crackdown on messenger services therefore strengthenedfrom that moment on. The South Korean service Line and the Chinese serviceWeChat also became targets of surveillance at that point.“These days, Line and Kakao Talk are explicitly mentioned inlectures [routinely delivered to residents by the authorities]. That’s howserious the crackdown has become,” a separate source in Ryanggang Province said.This, he went on to say, is unprecedented–hitherto, therehad been no mention of foreign cell phone applications at official lectures. Such a proactive measure reveals Kim Jong Un’s acute awareness of the adverse effects foreign information and defections pose to the stabilityof the regime, further highlighted by his blustery accusation that South Koreakidnapped 13 North Korean restaurant workers who recently escaped their posts inChina and fled to seek asylum in the South. North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) By Daily NK – 2016.06.07 12:45am RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

first_img “When Kingsdale was founded 12 years ago we set an ambitious goal: To become the number one shareholder services firm in the world. Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to that goal as we build our global platform,” said Kingsdale CEO and founder, Wes Hall. “I believe this step will be a game changer for proxy solicitation in the U.S. and will act as a springboard for Kingsdale’s future plans in Europe and Australia,” said Miles Nadal, chairman and CEO of MDC Partners Inc. (Nasdaq:MDCA), which holds a majority partnership interest in Kingsdale. The new venture will be led by Joseph Spedale as president, Kingsdale Shareholder Services US. A 40-year veteran of the proxy solicitation industry, Spedale was most recently executive vice president, head of sales & business development at Georgeson. “I expect companies will experience an increase in shareholder activism in 2015 as activist funds continue to see an inflow of capital and some of the more traditional investors are becoming more sympathetic to the activist strategy,” Spedale said. “I also believe 2015 is shaping up to be a very active year for M&A as strategic buyers will look to capitalize on large cash reserves, favorable credit markets and lending environment as well as historically low interest rates.” Teachers, AIMCo sell U.S. proxy advisory firm Shareholders target board diversity Share this article and your comments with peers on social media ISS to boost Canadian board diversity benchmarks Toronto-based Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. is expanding south of the border, with the launch of a new U.S. division. The new unit, Kingsdale Shareholder Services US, will offer the same range of services, including governance advice, proxy analytics, voting analytics, and strategic communications, that it currently provides in Canada. center_img Related news James Langton Keywords Proxy advisory firms Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgCutting red tape in our fishing industry Guy Barnett,Minister for Primary Industries and WaterThe Tasmanian Government is taking action to cut red tape and streamline processes in our fishing industry with consultation on a draft bill now open for comment.The draft Bill will amend the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and the Fishing (Licence Ownership and Interest) Registration Act 2001 to modernise processes and make it easier for fishers to report their catches electronically.The Tasmanian Government committed $5 million over four years in the 2018-19 Budget to develop digital licensing and reporting platforms, and this legislation will mark another important step in delivering this commitment.It follows the first stage of a digital licensing platform, FishPort, that was launched in March and allows fishers to make applications electronically, reducing the need for paper-based processes.The proposed amendments will support expansion of FishPort functionality and facilitate the development of an Electronic Record System for catch and effort reporting.Paper-based processes will continue alongside the proposed digital options to ensure Tasmanians have freedom of choice.Consultation closes on 14 December and I encourage everyone interested to jump online and have their say on these proposed reforms. /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, digital, fishing, Government, industry, Internet, legislation, Minister, online, red tape, resources, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, Waterlast_img read more

first_img There are only a few things on this planet – maybe dirt, Keith Richard’s bandana – older than the Dodge Charger and Challenger cousins. That leftover pizza in our office fridge is a close contender, too.These brutes-in-suits have been around, largely unchanged, since 2008 but certainly have staying power in terms of their sales numbers.In an industry that’s usually more fickle than a socialite’s style preferences, the Challenger sells at well over double the rate in America than it did when introduced waaaay back in *checks notes* 2009. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever With retro good looks and a spacious interior, the Charger and Challenger remain much tastier than that leftover pizza. Dodge’s latest Special Edition celebrates 50 years of ChallengerIt’s a similar story with the Challenger’s four-door cousin, the Charger. When it showed up in the late ‘00s, a total of 60,651 found their way into American hands. Last year? 96,935.All this bodes well for the Canadian manufacturing facility in which they are built, as rapidly-selling vehicles are rarely taken behind the woodshed and out of production. Brampton Assembly employs nearly 4,000 workers and assembled nearly a quarter-of-a-million cars last year. Consumer Reports recently bestowed their accolades for reliability on these machines, adding to their trophy case of awards and achievements.Having a wide spread of trims for each model certainly doesn’t hurt sales, ranging from rental-spec cars to the psychotic series of hairy-chested Hellcats.Speaking of the latter, FCA has built 56,686 Hellcat variants since the high-horsepower heroes burst onto the automotive scene in the 2015 model year, according to the Chrysler anoraks over at fan site Allpar. Not bad for a line of cars most C-suite execs thought would be financial drain and not sell in quantities sufficient to pay for their R&D costs. Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSChallengerChargerDodgeCoupeNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesBramptonChallengerchargerDodgeNon-Luxury When the retro-inspired muscle car dropped ten years ago, 25,852 customers signed up for a piece of that two-door lifestyle. Last year, a total of 60,997 people signed on the line that is dotted, a remarkable number considering the car hasn’t really changed in outward appearance since hitting the streets a decade ago.RELATED See More Videos Trending Videos advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye  Nick Tragianis / Driving Ralph Gilles exorcises his Demon to free up room for even-hotter upcoming car Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more