first_img whatsapp whatsapp Business leaders have hit out at David Cameron for opposing freedom of movement across the EU, warning yesterday that he is ignoring the real issues facing Britain.The Prime Minister has previously said that freedom of movement will be “at the very heart of my renegotiation strategy for Europe”, with his chancellor George Osborne hinting yesterday that the migration of EU citizens without job offers could be up for debate.Leading industry groups are keen for Cameron to push for strong reforms in Brussels, but yesterday the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Institute of Directors (IoD) slammed the PM’s priorities.“I am extremely concerned about the direction the current debate on immigration is heading and I know business leaders share this sense of unease,” CBI boss John Cridland told City A.M., adding that freedom of movement is a “fundamental part of the single market”.Allie Renison, head of Europe and trade policy at the IoD, added: “It’s rather self-defeating for David Cameron to make something as difficult to renegotiate as freedom of movement the seeming centrepiece of his EU reform agenda, particularly when it’s clear this is something which benefits British businesses.”Chief executive of The City UK Chris Cummings added that highly skilled EU migrants are “a huge benefit to the UK economy.” Show Comments ▼ Tags: UK immigration Kate McCannKate McCann is a reporter at City A.M. She covers politics and insurance and can be contacted at [email protected] Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi David Cameron criticised for wanting to restrict Europe immigration Monday 3 November 2014 9:05 pmlast_img read more

first_img New Premium subscriber REGISTER Premium subscriber LOGIN Forgotten your password? Please click here By Mike Weir 21/05/2021 Prospective whisky investors are often advised to buy two bottles; one to drink and one to hold.The advice seems suspiciously tailor-made to drive scarcity of the asset and thus bolster prices of the dwindling stock remaining in circulation.It’s effective.Were they still alive, my Scottish grandfathers would have rolled about the floor laughing, or sobbing, at the notion that a bottle of whisky could fetch £1.5 million ($1.9 million).They’d be all the more puzzled, given that it has always been true … LOGIN Email* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Password* Please Login Reset Your Password << Go back Reset Email*last_img read more

first_img WASHINGTON — The Biden administration met privately this month with some of the nation’s biggest health care companies and lobbying organizations to discuss how to rework the health care supply chain.Some 30 companies, including 3M, AmerisourceBergen, and Dupont were invited to a private “workshop” held via WebEx on April 5, along with lobbying groups representing drug makers, hospitals, pharmacists, and drug distributors, according to an invite obtained by STAT. Log In | Learn More [email protected] What is it? Nicholas Florko Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” Exclusive What’s included? About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.center_img Biden officials met privately with 3M, AmerisourceBergen, PhRMA, and more to debate shoring up the national stockpile  GET STARTED @NicholasFlorko Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. By Nicholas Florko April 20, 2021 Reprints U.S. President Joe Biden signs an executive order on Jan. 21. Alex Wong/Getty Images Tags Coronavirusgovernment agenciespharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+VaccinesWhite Houselast_img read more

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Deaths James (Jim)) WallWoodbrook, Mountrath, LaoisJames (Jim) Wall, Woodbrook, Mountrath, Co.Laois. Died 19th April 2019 at the Midlands Regional Hosptal Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing family, relatives, neighbours, and friends.Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath on Holy Saturday evening from 7 o’clock, with Rosary at 8 o’clock. Removal on Easter Sunday morning to St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath, for Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30 o’clock, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery Mountrath.Mary Burke (née Healy)Green Road, Carlow Town, Carlow / Ballybrittas, LaoisMary Burke (née Healy) of Green Road, Carlow and formerly of Ballintogher, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on April 17th, 2019 at Signature Care Nursing Home, Killerig, Co Carlow.Beloved wife of the late Michael and much loved mother of Margaret and Mary. She will be sadly missed by her loving daughters, son-in-law Pat, grandchildren Robert, Chiara and Patrick, brother John, sister Brigid, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at Carpenter Bros Funeral Home, Barrack St., Carlow, from 3pm on Monday with removal at 6.45pm to the Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, arriving at 7pm.Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 10am followed by burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carlow.Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Diabetes Ireland. House Private, please.Ritchie ConnorPortlaoise, Laois/Raheny, DublinConnor. Ritchie, Drominin Nursing Home, Stradbally and late of Raheny, Dublin. 18th April 2019. Peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Evelyn, daughters Lyndsey and Stacey, son Richard, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, nephew, nieces, grandchildren Abbie, Lucy, Jessica and Dylan, relatives and friends.Reposing at Keegan’s Funeral Home, Portlaoise from 6.30 pm on Friday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise for 11 am Funeral Prayer Service. Interment will follow in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Portlaoise.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, April 23, 2019 By Siun Lennon – 24th April 2019 Previous articleLast gasp Whelan free salvages draw for Laois in minor openerNext articleCup finals down for decision in this week’s CCFL soccer fixtures Siun Lennonún 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. Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Facebook WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp Pinterest Reposing in Mary and Paul’s home on Sunday from 5pm. Recital of the Rosary at 8pm. Funeral arriving St.Brigids Church Rosenallis on Monday for 11 am Requiem Mass. Burial after in St. Brigid’s Cemetery. House private on Monday morning please. GAA Twitter Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Louise (Lucy) HillardGraigueafulla, Clonaslee, Laois / Santry, DublinLouise (Lucy) Hilliard Graigueafulla, Clonaslee and formerly Shangan Green, Santry Avenue, Dublin, died April 22nd 2019, at The Regional Hospital, Tullamore, surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving parents Harry and Kathleen and her brothers and sisters Jimmy, John, Samantha, Rohan, Canice, Harriet, William and Henry, uncles and aunts, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, neighbours, relatives and many friends.Louise will repose in Moloney’s Funeral Home, Mountmellick, on Tuesday from 7pm. Recital of The Rosary at 9pm. Reposing in the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10am with removal at 11.15am to St Manman’s Church, Clonaslee, arriving for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Funeral after to Newlands Cross Crematorium. arriving at 3pm. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to I.C.U. Regional Hospital, Tullamore. The donation box will be in place in the Funeral Home and in the church. House strictly private.Seamus TyrellTemperance Street, Abbeyleix, LaoisLate of Derrykearn. Peacefully in the care of the Sacred Hearth Nursing Home Crosspatrick. Predeceased by his daughter Louise, Deeply regretted by his sons Jimmy, David and Sean, daughters Janette, Katherine and Shevaughn, brothers Michael, Kevin, Sean and Anthony, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing in the Chapel Of Adoration, adjoining The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, from 7pm. on Tuesday with Rosary at 9pm. Removal to The Church Of The Most Rosary, Abbeyleix, for 11am Requiem Mass on Wednesday. Burial afterwards is St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Raheen, Laois.Joe RigneyLeamonaghan, Ballycumber, Offaly / Mountmellick, LaoisJoe died on April 21st 2019, peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He is a native of Leamonaghan, Ballycumber and is predeceased by his beloved parents Tom and Mary Rigney. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving brother Liam, sisters Mary Dunne, Beeney Bell and Carmel Walsh, sister-in-law Marie, brothers-in-law Eddie and Bob, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, staff and residents of St. Josephs and Summerhill House, Portlaoise.Reposing at The Granary beside St. Manchan’s Church, Boher, Ballycumber on Tuesday evening (April 23rd.) from 6pm until Removal at 7.30pm to the adjoining Church. Requiem Mass on Wednesday (April 24th.) at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.Sheila McEvoy (née Taylor)Cork Rd, Durrow, LaoisPeacefully, in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget. Loving wife of the late Sean and mother of Mairead (Roche), Breda (Keoghan), Peter and John. Deeply regretted by her children, sons in law Patrick and Liam, daughter in law Kathy. grandchildren Tessa, Lucy, Patrick, Jack, Martin, Sinead, Grace, Zoe, Cian and Rory, sisters in law, brother in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, great neighbours and friends.Reposing at Brookhaven Nursing Home from 6.00pm this Sunday evening with Rosary at 8.00pm. Reposing on Monday from 3.00pm. Funeral prayers at 6.30pm Monday evening followed by removal to Holy Trinity Church Durrow arriving at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11.00am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Thomas (Sonny) DunneDrummond, Rosenallis, LaoisThomas (Sonny) Dunne Drummond, Rosenallis, Co.Laois. Retired E.S.B. In his 95th year Died unexpectedly on April 19th in his daughter Mary’s home 19 Meadow Brook Rosenallis. Predeceased by his wife Mary, son John and grandsons Darragh and Dillon. Deeply regretted by his daughters Patricia and her partner Val, Mary and her husband Paul and Carmel, Grandchildren Shannen,Devin,and Mason,neighbours relatives and friends. GAA Pinterest Facebook TAGSDeaths in Laois GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

first_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [imText1]I had ever taken a high-speed train (KTX) for an emergency business to the local area. Although it was 300km at speed, the inside of the train was quiet and comfortable. I sat down on a counter-sit to save some money, yet it was not uncomfortable at all. The train journey reminded me of the train to Heasan, in which I struggled to get in N. Korea in the mid of 1990. In 1996, it took at least 5 or 7 days to go to Heasan from Danchun, South Hamkyung province. I cannot forget the days when I had done cooper business and gotten on the train to Haesan to avoid the watch and violence of the police. In 1996 when all people died of starvation, I did cooper business for living. Besides me, so many people got on the train to do cooper business. During that time, the price of cooper was 60 won that was sold at 250 in Haesan, Yangkangdo. I brought 15-20kg of cooper to Haesan with my mother and my brother at once. To easily carry cooper, we cut cooper into several pieces and wrap them with clothes like magazine and wore them. At that time, cooper sale was illegal. Since it was to dig out and sell cooper to China, the N. Korean government cracked down cooper business. If being detected, they are confiscated by the police or train staffs as well as suffering a bitter insult. However, my family stuck to the cooper business for our living. No cooper business was no living. In one freezing winter, we went up on the ceiling of the train to Chungjin from Baekam to avoid the crack-down of the police and stayed up on it all night. Chungjin from Baekam was the strictest crack-down area. On the ceiling were around 20 people like me. We did not even stretch out our back because of many tunnels and risked being frozen to death. We writhed for living on the ceiling. Digging Cooper Is more Important than the US MissilesOne day a man who lied down on a side stood up to warm his body, yet he knocked his head against a high-tension wire and was bounced out. His company cried out “he died”, yet the train kept running. The night train ran and ran regardless his life. The life of people was like that of flies. At the same time so many people joined the cooper digging in 1995~1998, many factories except some military factories were not operated. Small and middle factories became mere carcasses. Some factory workers even said that, “Even US missile attack and war could not make the factories like this”. Good electromotors were disjointed and complete machines were dismantled to pieces and all kinds of metals were picked out and sold to China. In 1996, a whole big chimney of Heungnam Fertilizer Complex was picked out in a few months because of its zinc surface. The chimney was exchanged into wheat flour made by China and finally disappeared as whole. Electronic wires were not exceptions. This winter would be more freezing to the North Korean people, because of the international sanctions caused by the nuclear test. Most of metals were taken off during the great famine period 10 years ago, so that they could not survive this time. By Daily NK – 2006.12.12 8:53pm Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News center_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News SHARE News North Korean People Risked Their Necks in Copper Business in 1996 North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

first_imgStock market background design feelart/123RF Six of the ETFs began trading today:Mackenzie Canadian Equity Index ETF (TSX:QCN)Mackenzie Canadian Large Cap Equity Index ETF (TSX:QCE)Mackenzie International Equity Index ETF (TSX:QDX)Mackenzie US Large Cap Equity Index ETF (TSX:QUU) Mackenzie US High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX:QHY)Mackenzie US TIPS Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (NEO:QTIP) Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Leah Golob Toronto-based Mackenzie Financial Corp. on Wednesday announced the upcoming launch of 13 new ETFs that will provide more choices for investors.Mackenzie will list 10 ETFs on the Toronto Stock Exchange and three ETFs on the Aequitas Neo Exchange. center_img Companies Mackenzie Financial Corp. Also readMackenzie broadens ETF lineupThe following six ETFs are expected to begin trading when markets open on Jan. 29:Mackenzie Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF (TSX:QBB)Mackenzie Canadian All Corporate Bond Index ETF (NEO:QCB)Mackenzie Canadian Short-Term Bond ETF (TSX:QSB)Mackenzie International Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX:QDXH)Mackenzie US Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX:QUIG)Mackenzie US Large Cap Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX:QAH)Mackenzie China A-Shares CSI 300 Index ETF (NEO:QCH) will open on Feb. 1. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedGov’t Committed to the Rehabilitation of Incarcerated Persons RelatedGov’t Committed to the Rehabilitation of Incarcerated Persons FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State for National Security, Senator Arthur Williams, has said that the government is committed to the rehabilitation of persons, who are in the nation’s prisons and other correctional facilities.“The government is very keen on rehabilitation, and we have made that our mission in terms of this department (National Security),” he said.“We believe that while there has to be punishment, our prisons must not be mere centres for punishment, but must be truly rehabilitation centres,” Senator Williams stressed.He was speaking to probation officers at the Westmoreland Probation and After-care Centre in Savanna-la-mar on (Oct. 18), during a tour of correctional and after-care institutions in Hanover and Westmoreland.Senator Williams admitted that while some existing correctional facilities do not allow for proper rehabilitation, he is optimistic that the goal can be achieved.He informed that plans for the construction of a new facility, which will have proper facilities to provide for rehabilitation, are far advanced.Turning to the matter of parole, the State Minister said he will be consulting with correctional officers to get their views on how the process can be improved.Senator Williams is in the third week of an island-wide tour of correctional and probation after-care institutions. Over the next two days, he will be visiting facilities in St. Elizabeth, Manchester, Clarendon and St. Ann and will complete his fact-finding tour in another week.Commissioner of Corrections, Major Richard Reece, is accompanying the State Minister on the visits. Advertisementscenter_img Gov’t Committed to the Rehabilitation of Incarcerated Persons UncategorizedOctober 18, 2007 RelatedGov’t Committed to the Rehabilitation of Incarcerated Personslast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Students and adults are now benefitting from a fully equipped Homework and Technology Centre, recently opened at the Hampton Court Community Centre in Golden Grove, St. Thomas.Funds for the $2.7 million project were provided by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica and includes sums for the purchasing of additional reading materials, television and other equipment to assist in the educational process.Services to be offered at the centre include GSAT and computer classes, homework supervision by teachers, Internet access, adult literacy programmes, as well as photocopying, faxing and printing.Opening hours are from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays for computer classes.Coordinator of the project, Ivan Solomon, told JIS News, that the Centre was opened to enhance the education of children aged eight to 18 years from primary, high, and technical schools in Golden Grove, and surrounding communities. He said pre-GSAT programmes will be offered and that students from Grades three to five will receive assistance in completing their homework and other assignments. The programme will be supervised by retired educators and teachers drawn from the Duckenfield Primary, Golden Grove Primary and Infant, Dalvey Primary and the St. Thomas Technical High Schools.Another component of the project is a reading programme to aid the literacy skills of young children and their parents. According to Mr. Solomon, a specialist reading teacher will participate in this programme.“Presently we have registered about 15 adults who are willing to come specifically for the adult literacy classes,” he added.Since the opening of the Centre, Mr. Solomon said 22 persons have registered for computer classes, which are free of cost. However, he said that persons requesting advanced computer training after the initial course would be required to make a contribution of $100 per hour.In view of the construction of two hotels, one at Holland Bay and the other at Old Pera, and other developmental projects in the parish, Mr. Solomon mentioned the importance of persons acquiring skills.“I think it is very important for us as a community to start some aspect of training of our community people, so that whenever these types of developments come on board we are so equipped, literacy and in other areas so that we could take on the development process that would exist within our cluster of communities,” he said.Commenting on the project, Principal of the St. Thomas Technical High School, Phillip Wilson, said the institution will support the programmes at the centre, noting that it will benefit students at the school. “I know many good things will come out of it and the future of the economy of St. Thomas will be a little brighter,” he added. RelatedHomework and Technology Centre Opens in Golden Grove RelatedHomework and Technology Centre Opens in Golden Grovecenter_img Homework and Technology Centre Opens in Golden Grove UncategorizedNovember 21, 2008 RelatedHomework and Technology Centre Opens in Golden Grovelast_img read more

first_img$242 million logistical dream for Western Sydney Western Sydney will secure up to 1,650 new jobs and $242 million in economic investment following NSW Government approval of a new warehouse and distribution hub in Kemps Creek.Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the approved new Kemps Creek Warehouse, Logistics and Industrial Facilities Hub will help combat the economic impacts of COVID-19 by delivering investment and new job opportunities for Western Sydney.“This development will create 700 construction jobs and 950 operational jobs while injecting $242 million into the Western Sydney economy,” Mr Stokes said.“The approval means we can get shovels in the ground faster. This government is committed to fast-tracking planning assessments to help stimulate the economy during the pandemic.”The new development is a joint venture between Frasers Property Partners and Altis Bulky Retail. The hub will include major global retailers, e-commerce providers, health and pharmaceutical industries, warehousing and logistics operators, light manufacturing and data centres.Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the investment was a vote of confidence in the future Aerotropolis.“Creating jobs and boosting business is a priority for the NSW Government and this Hub means work for hundreds of people, during both construction and when the warehouse becomes operational,” Mr Ayres said.“This is just another example proving that COVID-19 won’t stop NSW from growing stronger, and the Hub also supports our plan to foster new sources of growth, jobs and investment in Western Sydney.”Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said that the development will contribute to Western Sydney’s growing employment force and benefit from its prime location close to the Western Sydney Airport.“Western Sydney is establishing itself as a strong industrial and employment growth area. The construction of a new warehouse and logistics hub is going to substantially add to this growing reputation and attract more investment that will benefit our western Sydney community,” Mrs Davies said.“Once fully complete, the entire hub could support up to 2,000 operational jobs.”This approval will allow for the construction of eight buildings as well as earthworks to be carried out and infrastructure built across the entire hub. The development of the rest of the hub will be subject to future development applications.Construction is expected to begin this year and will be undertaken in stages with the first building to be completed within 12 months. /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, business, community, data centre, employment, environment, Government, government approval, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, New South Wales, NSW, planning, property, Retail, Sydney, Sydney Airport, Western Sydneylast_img read more

first_imgLearn About NSIDCThe National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.About NSIDCField WorkScientistsEventsContactsMembers of the press: Contact [email protected] or+1 303.492.1497General public and data users:Contact User Services or+1 303.492.6199 CU Boulder will host the central office for the NNA, partnering with APU and UAF to serve Alaska and the broader Arctic. Each organization will bring many strengths to the office. The CU Boulder team includes research specialists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR). APU, a Tribally controlled, Alaska Native-serving institution, will implement a Community Extension Office for Arctic communities, facilitating local and regional research partnerships to address community-defined issues and ensuring NNA research integrates Indigenous cultures, knowledge systems and research needs. UAF will host an Education and Outreach Field Office to facilitate connections among teachers and students, NNA researchers and communities across Alaska to maintain coordinated, culturally appropriate and place-based education and outreach activities. “This office will bring people together to identify new ways to understand the holistic nature of Arctic systems, to learn from Arctic peoples who are adapting on the frontlines of change and to envision new and creative approaches to sharing knowledge across cultures and worldviews,” said Matthew Druckenmiller, director of the NNA-CO and scientist at CU Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center. “Our diverse and dedicated team acknowledges the scale and responsibility of what we’re looking to do, which is to promote new ways of partnering—ways that are equitable and that unite us in our work toward a more resilient Arctic.” “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other universities on Arctic research, and look forward to serving as a hub for Indigenous engagement,” said Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson (Yup’ik), president of Alaska Pacific University. “At APU, we are committed to honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage and preparing the next generation of Alaska’s leaders. Collaborative community-based research in the Arctic will benefit our country and our region, as well as our students and their communities. When it comes to research, Indigenous peoples often use the phrase, ‘Nothing about us without us is for us.’ We look forward to sharing our knowledge and passion for our homelands with our university partners as we collectively develop and support the goals of the NSF NNA Community Office.” Successful NNA-CO development and activities will create an integrated and diverse network of researchers, Arctic communities, and other partners that are working together to tackle the pressing challenges created by an Arctic in profound transition. The result will be stronger connections between Arctic communities and the Arctic research community, a research enterprise that is highly responsive to a rapidly changing environment and a more integrated, equitable and resilient path forward for NSF Arctic activities. Navigating the New Arctic projects work to improve understanding of Arctic change and its impacts through convergence research, a unique approach to research that relies on the merging of ideas from different areas of expertise, including Indigenous knowledge. In the case of the NNA program, these different perspectives are necessary to inform the economy, security, and resilience of the U.S. and circumpolar Arctic.center_img Press Release1 February 2021Universities establish community office for a national Arctic research initiativeAs climate change warms the Arctic more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, new challenges abound for the communities that live in the region, including food sovereignty, coastal erosion, increasing shipping traffic and more. The National Science Foundation’s Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) initiative aims to improve our understanding of the rapid, dramatic changes taking place in the region in order to better mitigate these challenges. Beginning February 1, 2021, Alaska Pacific University (APU), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) will host the Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO). Over the next five years, these universities will work together to provide leadership and support to researchers and Arctic communities to address this region’s biggest climate-related threats.Researchers walk together on winter shorefast sea ice in the Chukchi Sea. Credit: M.L. Druckenmiller | High-resolution image “We have an opportunity with this NNA-CO office to listen and engage broadly on the diverse perspectives that exist on topics such as co-production of knowledge and how to ensure that Arctic research is relevant, recognizes past issues and takes thoughtful and appropriate steps to build new relationships,” said Dr. Carlo. One of the first actions of the NNA-CO will be to assess barriers and opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has imposed substantial and sustained constraints on Arctic communities and researchers, though in very different ways. The community office will support the goals of NNA by focusing on four key areas: co-production of knowledge with Indigenous Peoples, convergence research, culturally responsive education and outreach, and open science. The NNA-CO will work to increase recognition of Indigenous knowledge and data sovereignty as well as promote inclusive and collaborative research design and implementation. Research and Indigenous advisory boards, facilitated by Dr. Nikoosh Carlo (Koyukon Athabascan), will guide the NNA-CO, offering expertise and advice on tackling both persistent and emerging challenges to collaborative, equitable and action-oriented research.  More information about the NNA-CO and its team can be found here. News relevant to the NNA-CO will be shared via Twitter @ArcticTogether. Read the NSF announcement here. last_img read more