first_imgTuesday 21 October 2014 9:11 pm Top banks fined after Libor manipulation whatsapp THREE banks were yesterday fined after traders tried to manipulate Swiss franc derivatives and Libor, the European Commission announced.It is not thought that any cust­omers were actually harmed by the attempts to rig the market.UBS was fined €12.65m (£10m), JP Morgan €10.53m and Credit Suisse €9.17m over claims traders attempted to manipulate the spread on derivative products.RBS would have been fined €5m, but was given immunity for flagging up the problem to regulators.“Following discussions with the EU Commission, Credit Suisse has decided to settle this case, which relates to bid-offer spreads charged on short-term interest rate derivatives, in order to avoid lengthy legal proceedings,” said a Credit Suisse spokesman.JP Morgan was also fined €61.68m for alleged attempts to manipulate Swiss franc Libor. RBS would have been fined €110m, but again given immunity for whistleblowing.“RBS condemn the behaviour by a small number of employees identified in today’s announcement by the European Commission,” said RBS in a statement.“These offences were unacceptable and have no place in the RBS we are building. Once they were uncovered, management took swift action to notify our European competition regulator with the aim of quickly resolving this matter.”The settlements came after the EC’s wider investigation into Libor, which concluded late last year.Swiss regulators are still looking into claims of manipulation of the key interest rate benchmark. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Tim Wallace last_img read more

first_img Judge invalidates Allergan patents and criticizes deal with the Mohawks This sham would hurt thousands of American patients who tell us they are forgoing other medications and even food to pay for Restasis because there is no cheaper generic. They are the real victims.It’s people like Joseph Landi of Boca Raton, Fla. “I’m a retired police officer,” he wrote to Patients For Affordable Drugs, an organization I founded. “My doctor prescribed Restasis for chronic dry eye. I expect to spend at least $1,000 this year for Restasis and there is no cheaper generic. I have had to stop taking other drugs I need to pay for Restasis.”I understand his concerns. As a patient living with an incurable blood cancer who relies on very expensive drugs to stay alive, I want and need the timely introduction of less expensive generics. And I am appalled by the things that pharmaceutical companies will do to prevent generics from entering the market.Although Allergan says it will appeal Judge Bryson’s ruling, in the meantime the inter partes review will go forward. I hope the judge in that forum will deny the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe’s motion for dismissal under sovereign immunity. What would be better is for Congress to shut the door to this tactic once and for all.If we allow big pharmaceutical companies to distract the media and policymakers from the real victims here, thousands of people like Joseph Landi who are struggling to pay for this drug will suffer and that will bring shame on all of us.David Mitchell is the founder and president of Patients For Affordable Drugs, a nonprofit organization that does not accept money from any company or organization that profits from the development and distribution of prescription drugs. Allergan, a multibillion-dollar drug corporation, is attempting to perpetrate a fraud on the American people that would make Bernie Madoff blush — even as it casts itself as a victim.Allergan makes several products, including Restasis, a very expensive brand-name drug that people with dry eye and related conditions take to increase tear production. Failure to treat this condition can impair vision and even lead to blindness.Allergan is using an unprecedented legal ploy to keep a cheaper generic of Restasis from coming to market: transferring its patent rights for Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe in upstate New York. By doing so, it aims to sidestep what’s called inter partes review, a type of patent challenge that is easier and faster to file than a lawsuit. As a sovereign tribal government, the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe claims immunity in inter partes review proceedings.advertisement In a ruling last week, federal judge William Bryson saw through the ruse. He not only invalidated several Restasis patents, but he also rebuked Allergan. “The Court has serious concerns about the legitimacy of the tactic that Allergan and the Tribe have employed,” he wrote in his decision. “The essence of the matter is this: Allergan purports to have sold the patents to the Tribe, but in reality it has paid the Tribe to allow Allergan to purchase — or perhaps more precisely, to rent — the Tribe’s sovereign immunity in order to defeat the pending IPR proceedings. … What Allergan seeks is the right to continue to enjoy the considerable benefits of the U.S. patent system without accepting the limits that Congress has placed on those benefits through the administrative mechanism for canceling invalid patents.”As Judge Bryson pointed out, Congress wrote the America Invents Act specifically to create two processes to challenge patents. And unless a challenge to the Supreme Court reverses the act, it is the law of the land. Yet, deeming the law unfair to them, Allergan and its allies claim the right as victims to circumvent it.Let’s remember who these self-proclaimed “victims” are: Allergan is a highly profitable Irish drug corporation that garners more than $1.5 billion in revenue from Restasis. Its CEO was paid $62 million from 2014 to 2016. It is the same company that participated in an evasive legal maneuver last year in an attempt to avoid paying U.S. taxes. Joining in support of Allergan are the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, trade associations that spent almost $20 million lobbying Congress last year. [email protected] Related: Congress created the inter partes review as part of the bipartisan Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 to more efficiently address patent challenges using expert panels at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is an alternative to costly litigation in federal court. Allergan has stated unabashedly that it transferred the patent to defeat an inter partes review. The company said that it took this approach because the law is unfair. The company has whined about double jeopardy because patents can be challenged two ways — in federal court and under inter partes review.advertisement By David Mitchell Oct. 25, 2017 Reprints Related: @DavidP4AD Tags courtsdrug pricingfinancepharmaceuticlas About the Author Reprints David Mitchell Allergan’s deal with the Mohawks raises troubling questions about the future of generics First OpinionAllergan invokes the victim defense to protect a brand-name drug from a generic challenge Chris Carlson/APlast_img read more

first_img Falsely Charged for Terrorism, Arrested by Chinese Police There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest We read the bible 10 hours every day. We were able to read the bible from beginning to end once daily as we read the bible while listening to a tape. The voice on the tape spoke extremely fast and we only needed to listen to the voice on the recording. We woke up at 6 in the morning and had breakfast after early morning service. For the remainder of the time, we listened to the tape. At first, the speech was different and there were many parts of the bible I did not understand. But after reading the bible 30 times, I began to understand some things little by little.However, within a month of my arriving at that place, we were all forcefully repatriated back to North Korea. That was June 2001. It was truly an overwhelming time. In all, a total of 76 defectors were caught. Many people who had been dispersed from that place and had been living nearby were also located. The Chinese police arrived wearing steel helmets and bullet-proof vests, even armed with guns. 2 brigades had been mobilized. Though I found this out later, apparently there had been a traitor among us. The person who had informed us to the North Korean National Security Agency had been living with us the whole time and had reported us to the police as a group of undercover terrorists. That’s why the police arrived in such a havoc and armed state.We were repatriated back to North Korea, treated to severe beatings and investigations.When a person is repatriated back to North Korea for the first time, there are two things the security agents want to know. First is whether or not that person had contact with a missionary with contacts in South Korea and whether or not that person had contact with any form of Christianity. If you are caught under both these accounts the chances that you will be sent to a political prison camp is extremely high. However, our investigations were long and scrutinizing as we had been caught as a group undergoing missionary training. We were detained in Chinese prisons for about 2 months, then returned to North Korea for investigations which lasted another 70 days or so. Having sat upright for such long periods of time, you can’t help but have bedsore. However, I was only examined 5 times because I had been living with the missionary for only one month, whereas some of the other people had been living under the missionary for up to 3 years. While I was being investigated, I denied any notion of knowing the figure Jesus. I said I did not know the bible very well because I had only lived there for a month and that I did not know what Christianity was. In the end, I spent a year in prison and was allowed to return to my home safe and sound. Following that incident, I had no idea what happened to the other people. Most of them would have been sent to the political prisons and some I heard had even died. Until the time I defect again… I came out of prison in April 2002. After that, on July 1st 2002, Kim Jong Il made July 1 Economic Reform Measure which legalized trade and markets. I had strong aspirations. I thought that something would really change and had hoped that the situation in North Korea would improve. I went through so much hardship in China that after returning home, I had no intention and firmly decided not to return to China. Nonetheless, North Korea’s reality would not leave me alone. The economic measures could not change North Korea to a large extent. At the time, I got a job working for the post office and received my first pay check on August 1st. It was my first pay check following the economic measures. But having received my monthly wage of 1,200won I went to the markets only to find that 1kg of rice cost 500won. I could not help but feel disappointment. Following the economic measures, inflation was rising at such a rapid pace it was uncontrollable. Nothing, absolutely nothing had changed. Work at the post office was also a mess. In order to receive my wage, I was made to dig holes for telegraph poles. There was no machinery. I was made to dig holes into the ground with a spade, but whenever it rained, the rain would refill the hole and things would return to normal. It was really meaningless. In the end, I lost hope in the economic reform measures and made another attempt to defect to Korea. I went to China and tried to find a missionary in Yanji but regulations had tightened severely and I couldn’t meet anyone. I had lost all my contacts. After a while, I finally found someone I knew through the internet and in October 2002, I was able to come to Korea with the help of the church in which I am now attending. In the end, I was able to find freedom and my defect was a success. Only now, after coming to Korea I am able to live a life of freedom. Though North Korea was my birthplace, the regime suffocated me and did not provide a means of living. Despite being able to live and eat in China, I was considered an illegal migrant and my identity always lured me around. I hope that South Korea’s freedom will be in North Korea. I anticipate the day when unification occurs and I wait in preparation for that day. I hope defectors will place their energies in improving human rights in North Korea. News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? 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first_img Related news Canadian investors’ current level of nervousness is understandable, considering the uncertain economic conditions, which were well represented by the Bank of Canada’s surprise interest rate cut in January, Barker-Merz says. Although financial advisors cannot change the state of the economic markets, they can help investors decipher the vast amount of information available to them and guide them to the proper resources. “If you leave it in the hands of a consumer to go online and search what to invest in or [research] market volatility, there’s so much information out there,” Merz says. “It’s the advisor’s responsibility to aggregate the information, to send it in chunks and bite-sized information that won’t overwhelm the consumer.” And having advisors acting as resources for clients appears to be necessary as BMO’s study also found that 90% of Canadians are generally confused about investing. The area that causes the most confusion is the ability to find investments that will yield the best return with minimal risk, with 38% saying this confounds them. One-quarter of Canadians are confused about which investment option will best suit their risk tolerance and life stage; 23% are unsure of whether they will know when to change their investment mix; and 23% are confused about deciding whom to entrust with their money. The results also indicate that more women than men tend to experience this anxiety and confusion regarding their investments. For example, although 43% of men fear financial loss, exactly 50% of women stated this is something they are very worried about. And while 20% of men are confused about which investment option is best for their risk tolerance and life stage, this is the case for 30% of women. Barker-Merz, who works closely with BMO’s “women in wealth” initiative to attract women employees and women clients to the bank, says she repeatedly hears that women just want to know they are going to be financially stable. The results of this research provides an opportunity for advisors to have more thorough conversations with women clients to help those clients feel as confident in times of economic uncertainty as they are in times of prosperity, she adds. “It has nothing to do with [women’s] level of education or comprehension. It just has to do with how men and women approach their investments and the degree of depth a woman might like to go into that maybe a man won’t,” Barker-Merz explains. “In times of market volatility, women may ask more questions and so it’s up to us to do a much better job in having conversations with them.” The results for the survey come from online interviews with a sample of 1,004 Canadians that hold an investment portfolio. These interviews took place on July 13-14. Assante offering free advice to those hit by crisis Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Budget proposal aims to help low-income earners access advice Tessie Sanci Keywords Value of advice Almost all Canadian investors become anxious when they think about their investments — especially in light of the recent market volatility and the overwhelming amount of financial information available to them, says Julie Barker-Merz, president of Toronto-based Bank of Montreal’s (BMO) discount-brokerage business. A study conducted for BMO InvestorLine found that 97% of Canadians are anxious when they think about investing and making decisions concerning their investments. The most prevalent reason for this nervousness is fear of financial loss, with 47% saying they were anxious for this reason. Other causes include anxiety over not receiving a “good” return on their investments, with 40% stating this is the case; 33% are most worried about how market volatility will affect their investments; and 32% are concerned about selecting the “right” investments. Bespoke advice becoming more important in changing industry Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

first_imgRelatedMIND Hosts Human Resource Development Conference March 30 RelatedMIND Hosts Human Resource Development Conference March 30 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Management Institute for National Development (MIND), will be exploring the theme ‘Top Priorities for Engaging and Leading Teams in a World Class Public Sector’, at its bi-annual Human Resource Development Conference on Friday, March 30, at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIND, Ruby Brown, told JIS News that efficient human resource management was one of the goals of the public sector modernisation agenda, and that the conference would provide an opportunity for MND, as the public sector training institute, to help realize that goal.In keeping with the theme, Mrs. Brown said that the conference was geared towards “reinforcing the rationale and implications of the government’s reform agenda, and providing participants with exposure to contemporary issues”.She added that, through the conference, MIND also aimed to “provide participants with benchmark practices that will enable them to assess and improve their professional development, as well as to help them identify strategies that will enable them to be more effective agents of the change process”.Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Carlton Davis, who is slated to give the keynote address at the opening session, will speak on the topic: ‘People Management Successes and Challenges in the Reform Process’.International Development Consultant from the Public Administration Institute in the United Kingdom, George Bardwell, will speak on the theme of the conference.Other speakers will include Frances Coke, Senior Teaching Fellow at the Mona School of Business, University of the West Indies (UWI); Denise Gowdie, Lecturer, Management Studies Department, UWI, Mona; and Wayne Chen, CEO of Super Plus Stores.Primarily targeting human resource practitioners and line managers in both the public and the private sectors, the conference will explore other topics, such as, ‘Bringing HR to the Table,’ ‘Closing Competency Gaps from Top to Bottom,’ and ‘Good Practices for Leading and Engaging Teams During Change.’ Registration fee is $3,500 and persons may call MIND at 927-1761 for more information.Noting that the conference was one avenue through which MIND fulfilled its mandate of contributing through learning as well as building and maintaining a modern high quality professional public service, Mrs. Brown urged organisations to register to benefit from the exchange of information, ideas, strengths, and best practices in Human Resource Development. RelatedMIND Hosts Human Resource Development Conference March 30center_img MIND Hosts Human Resource Development Conference March 30 UncategorizedMarch 16, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Tesla CEO Tesla CEO Elon Musk Musk  Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images 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” Trending in Canada Motor Mouth: The dangerous riddle that is Tesla’s Elon MuskThe biting reality that made his stock dip some 4.5 per cent the morning after his lame attempt at humour is that, according to, March was Tesla’s worst month in seven years, its stock plummeting dramatically. And even though the stock has recovered (ever so slightly), Tesla’s market cap is still some 23 per cent lower than it was last September. Poorly penned puns notwithstanding, the stock market, once at Mr. Musk’s beck and call, would no longer seem a friendly place for Tesla. The headlines feeding this rout have not been pretty. Reports of 123,000 Model Ss recalled for possible steering wheel problems never make investors happy. Nor has news leaked by Tesla insiders that nearly 40 per cent of the parts they make or receive are defective enough to require reworking. Ditto the revelations that Tesla’s (semi) self-driving Autopilot system was involved in another fatal accident.Despite the sensation of these headlines, Tesla’s bigger problem has been its inability to ramp up production of its long-promised Model 3. At one point, Mr. Musk was promising that Tesla would produce 20,000 of his much sought-after Model 3s a month by December of 2017; the company barely produced 2,500 for the whole year. Indeed, according to Bloomberg’s online tracker, Tesla has yet to build 2,500 Model 3s in any single week and has delivered less than 16,000 so far, which means the 500,000 cars Mr. Musk initially promised he would sell in 2018 is just a pipe dream. As Bloomberg concludes, “if Tesla can’t figure out how to make more cars soon, it could open a lane for rivals to establish the high-volume market for a US$35,000 electric car.” Already the blogosphere is alight with angry Tesla intenders abandoning ship for more readily available rivals, almost certainly one of the reasons for the stock’s recent swoon.What’s particularly worrisome to professional investors — but little mentioned by the mainstream media — is Mr. Musk’s reaction to these crises. Rather than sticking to the traditionally proscribed mea culpa with respect to Walter Huang’s fatal collision with a California highway median, for instance, the company seemed to blame the driver for the accident, so angering the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that, according to, Tesla “has been booted from the investigation.”More troubling, however, is Mr. Musk’s reaction to the Model 3 production crisis. In a page right out of the Donald “I’m-my-own-best-advisor” Trump handbook for executive management, it seems Mr. Musk’s solution to the issues at hand is to sack or demote his managers and take on all the duties himself. So not only is Mr. Musk reportedly now in charge of sales — the previous manager, Jon McNeill, left for Lyft in February — but, according to CNBC, he has pushed aside senior vice-president Doug Field, formerly in charge of Model 3 production, and has now taken direct control of manufacturing.Corporate history is littered with the remains of CEOs unable to delegate, but, more than most, Mr. Musk’s attentions would truly seem to be needed elsewhere. Besides said pummelling of stock price, the Model 3 holdup is burning through an enormous amount of cash. Until now, financiers have been willing to fuel Tesla’s incredible cash burn — at my last count about US$11 billion — on the promise of rampant Model 3 profits. But investor sentiment seems to have turned a dramatic corner. According to Yahoo Finance, fully 30 per cent of Tesla’s available shares have been borrowed by short-sellers, which, according to CNBC, makes TSLA “the biggest short in the US stock market.”Basic budget analysis would seem to be the impetus behind this pervasive doom and gloom. According to, Tesla “had $3.67 billion in cash in the bank at the end of 2017 and owes $10 billion in long-term and convertible debt, with $1.4 billion coming due at the end of 2018.” And according to one former Tesla manager quoted by the author, Amir Efrati, “If you didn’t know anything else about the company” aside from its recent financials, “you’d be, like, ‘This company will go out of business.’”Tesla proponents, of course, have heard all this before, their defence to compare Tesla to other Silicon Valley favourites such as Amazon, Google and Netflix — that have weathered similar, if not quite as debilitating, financial storms — rather than traditional car companies. But this time it feels different. Car companies once fearful of Tesla battery nous are now, if not openly dismissive of its technological advantage, then at least far less afraid of direct competition. Analysts, even those once bullish on Tesla’s future, now openly joke about whether Tesla “will be around” for the next step in the auto industry’s electric revolution. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever 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? 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first_imgHome Industry News Releases Winesellers, Ltd. Releases Tiamo Organic Dry Wine SpritzersIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessWinesellers, Ltd. Releases Tiamo Organic Dry Wine SpritzersBy Press Release – April 29, 2020 482 0 Previous articleOlé & Obrigado Launches Restaurant Relief Pack to Support Restaurant Workers’ Community FundNext articleAfternoon Brief, April 29 Press Release Twitter AdvertisementDeliciously Clean Wines Made with Love and ModerationNiles, IL – April 30, 2020 – Award-winning importer Winesellers, Ltd. introduces two new additions to their Tiamo Organic range from Italy – Tiamo Organic Dry Rose and Dry White Wine Spritzers in 250ml cans; just in time for the kickoff of Summer. The organic dry wine spritzers are both low alcohol (5 percent ABV) and low calorie (90 per can), crafted for the modern wine consumer looking to lead a balanced and healthier lifestyle. As we say, #LiveLifeLoveLifeTiamoLife.Tiamo wine spritzers are created with premium wine made from organic grapes from the best growers in Italy, then blended with sparkling water and a touch of organic cane sugar (2g/can and 3g/can in the White and Rose, respectively). These new Tiamo Spritzers are not only organic, low alcohol and low calorie; they are vegan-friendly, gluten-free and contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners. The dry style and absence of unnecessary flavors makes these spritzers the ideal choice for consumers looking for a no-frills, mindful beverage that also tastes like wine! They are refreshing and crisp wine-based cocktails with a bit of fizz, a smart alternative for health-conscious drinkers.Jordan Sager, Co-President of Winesellers, explains, “Consumers are becoming more selective by seeking moderation, but also authenticity with their beverage choices. Tiamo has always been a highly innovative and responsible brand with a history of producing top organic certified wines and offering them in sustainable, alternative packaging. These organic dry-style wine spritzers represent the next phase in that development to cater to the evolving demand within this category.”Tiamo Organic Spritzers will be available nationally starting early May in 4-packs of 250ml cans, with a targeted national retail price of $14.99. The new canned spritzers will join Tiamo 375ml still wine cans currently available in national distribution.ABOUT TIAMO ORGANICTiamo, which simply means “I Love You” in Italian, is a line of wines, made with organic grapes that represent top quality wines from the best growers in their respective regions. The selection includes a Prosecco that is sourced from vineyards near the village of Valdobbiadene, a crisp but fruit forward Pinot Grigio that comes from vineyards near Treviso in the Veneto region, a beautifully soft Chianti from Montespertoli, which lies in the heart of the Tuscan countryside and a full bodied and robust Barbera from Lombardy. All the Tiamo wines are sourced by the owners of Tiamo, Melvyn & Jane Master, their son Charlie Master and the Sager family.ABOUT WINESELLERS, LTD.Founded in 1978 by Yale Sager, Winesellers, Ltd. is a second generation, family-owned and globally recognized importer, and marketer of fine wines to the U.S. market. The company’s portfolio represents the finest quality of wines in their respective price category and has widespread distribution in all 50 U.S. states. The Winesellers, Ltd. portfolio includes producers and brands from Argentina, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and other countries worldwide.For more information, visit and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Advertisement Share Linkedin Facebook TAGSWinesellers Ltd. Email ReddIt Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgShare Pinterest Previous articleSanta Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief Donate $200,000 to Community Health Centers of the Central CoastNext articlePetaluma Gap Winegrowers Donate a Remarkable Array of “Never Before, Never Again” Wines for the Sonoma County Barrel Auction Press Release AdvertisementThe collaboration that began with the Santa Barbara Wine Auction comes full circle to support medically underserved families in Santa Barbara County.June 1, 2020 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – To bolster the local fight against the COVID-19 crisis and continue supporting Santa Barbara’s medically underserved farmworker community, the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief are pleased to announce it is gifting $200,000 to Community Health Partners of the Central Coast (CHC).The Santa Barbara Wine Auction held on Feb. 15 brought together a unique partnership between the wine industry and the nonprofit sector. The Santa Barbara Vintners, Direct Relief and Community Health Centers each share the common mission to support humanitarian health assistance for people in need both locally and globally – especially during the fight against COVID-19. This gift to Community Health Centers is a result of this special collaboration.CHC has stepped up to meet the challenges of the pandemic in the Central Coast, but its clinics have been stretched thin, suffering shortages of staff, medical supplies and protective equipment.“This generous gift will literally save lives – it’s that simple,” said Ron Castle, CEO of CHC. “Our clinics are on the healthcare frontline. As a result, CHC has never had a greater need for support. We are extremely grateful to the Vintner’s Foundation and Direct Relief for their joint donation.”This wider support for CHC during this pandemic reflects the Vintners Foundation’s success in forging a lasting partnership between the global Direct Relief and the local CHC beyond the February charity auction.For 20 years, the Vintners Foundation has been active in sustaining and expanding Direct Relief’s health assistance for people in need, both locally and globally. This year, the Foundation additionally partnered with CHC, which is dedicated to providing healthcare in the Central Coast with special emphasis on agricultural workers.“Our goal with the 2020 Wine Auction was to serve as a bridge and bring together and support the important works of Direct Relief and CHC,” said Jessica Gasca, President of the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation. “And with the pandemic, the timing of this newly formed partnership is fortunate, to say the least.”Thomas Tighe, CEO of Direct Relief, agreed.“Because of the Vintners Foundation’s work to unite us with CHC, Direct Relief and our global partners and donors had a clear and path to support worthwhile COVID-19 efforts in our backyard,” Tighe said. “We are a united front with CHC, and it’s a partnership we look forward to growing for years to come.”About Santa Barbara Wine AuctionThe biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction has evolved through the years with the partnership of the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation, Direct Relief and Community Health Centers. The 2020 Wine Auction marked its 11th year of gathering together to support and strengthen our community. https://sbwineauction.orgAdvertisement Home Industry News Releases Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief Donate $200,000 to Community Health…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessSanta Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief Donate $200,000 to Community Health Centers of the Central CoastBy Press Release – June 1, 2020 64 0 TAGSDirect ReliefSanta Barbara Vintners Foundation Linkedin ReddIt Email Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedRegional Public Health Body to Increase System Efficiency RelatedRegional Public Health Body to Increase System Efficiency FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is to bring the operations of five regional bodies under one organisation, to form the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CAPHA).Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas addresses the press conference which he convened at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay St. James, where Heads are assembled for the final day of the 31st Meeting of the Conference of Government of CARICOM, which started on July 4.The announcement was made by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, at a media briefing on July 7, on the final day of the 31st Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads CARICOM, at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa, in Montego Bay, St. James.They are: the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI), Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC), and the Caribbean Regional Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL).Dr. Douglas said CARICOM wanted to rationalise the agencies and bring them under one management structure to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the Caribbean’s public health delivery programme.Dr. Douglas, who has prime ministerial responsibility for human resource development, health, and HIV/AIDS, said he had briefed his colleagues on the progress made in creating CAPHA, regarding funding, location and other operational matters.He informed that as it relates to funding for the new agency, CARICOM Heads have decided to pursue a funding model involving the setting up of a trust fund with several financial and development instruments. Dr. Douglas disclosed that it could cost up to US$50 million to bring the Agency into operation, but said most of this would come from the redirection of funds from the five bodies, which are to be merged.Meanwhile, he said discussions are to take place with new Trinidadian Prime Minister, Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, to ensure that she is also in support of the entity being located in the twin-island republic.center_img RelatedRegional Public Health Body to Increase System Efficiency Regional Public Health Body to Increase System Efficiency Health & WellnessJuly 7, 2010last_img read more

first_imgJAPEX 2014 One of the Best Ever – Tourism MinisterJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill (right), in conversation with Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton (left), during his tour of booths at JAPEX 2014, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St.James, on September 22. Others (from second left) are: President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, Nicola Madden Greig and Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Dennis Morrison. RelatedIncrease in Arrivals from All Source Markets JAPEX 2014 One of the Best Ever – Tourism Minister TourismSeptember 23, 2014Written by: Glenis A. Rose RelatedTourism Ministry Sensitizing Industry Players About Chikungunya Virus RelatedJAPEX 2014 Will Boost Business for Local Tourism Interestscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe premier tourism trade show, JAPEX 2014, achieved almost 100 per cent increase in the number of participants over last year.Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has described it as one of the best ever.The show attracted over 105 buyers from wholesalers and tour operators from the international market; 230 travel agents and over 250 suppliers. The premier tourism trade show, JAPEX 2014, achieved almost 100 per cent increase in the number of participants over last year, with Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, describing it as one of the best ever.Ending Tuesday, September 23, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in Rose Hall, St. James, the show attracted over 105 buyers from wholesalers and tour operators from the international market;  230 travel agents and over 250 suppliers.“I think that this is definitely one of the best JAPEX we have had over the years,” the Minister said, after an extensive tour of the display booths on September 22.“This year, through the linkages hub, one of the things that we have done, is to really push the involvement of our local manufacturers, farmers and all the associated (groups).  What was really interesting was that the space of the usual JAPEX was about half the hall, but this year, we have taken the entire hall space because of the inclusion of the manufacturers,” Dr. McNeill noted.“This gives another side to the business, because the people the manufacturers want to meet are the same persons that are already here for the trade show. So, it really has been a tremendous success,” he added.The Minister said that the feedback he has had from participants is very positive, including manufacturers, hoteliers and operators of attractions.“They are saying that it is good business, brisk and very productive.  This is something that we will have to broaden to ensure that we not only bring visitors to the island, but seek to deepen the impact of tourism on the local economy,” the Minister argued.President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Nicola Madden Greig, said: “It’s been a great show. We have seen a little bit more diversity outside of our traditional US, Canadian and UK markets.  We are therefore very excited in terms of the prospects that will come out of this year’s show.”She noted that for this year’s show, there were a lot of new buyers coming out of the Latin American markets. Advertisementslast_img read more