Nicky Morgan says City could take decades to resolve regulatory relationship with EU

first_img “The story of the next 40 years of this country, or it could be longer, in relation to that future relationship with the EU, is going to be whether we converge, stay the same or whether we choose to diverge and go our own way,” Morgan told a conference yesterday.Britain and the EU aim to secure a “standstill” or business as usual transition deal starting after Brexit next March, but the country will need new trading terms with the bloc from the end of 2020.EU officials have said that the EU’s financial market access system known as equivalence, where Brussels grants access to foreign banks and insurers if their home rules converge with the bloc’s, is probably Britain’s best bet.This week the EU Commission confirmed that EU banks and companies will be able to access UK clearing houses for a limited time in the case of a no-deal Brexit, following months of lobbying by the financial sector. It could take decades for the UK to work out its financial services regulatory relationship with the EU after Brexit, treasury select committee chair Nicky Morgan said. Tags: Brexit James Booth Wednesday 31 October 2018 7:10 pm whatsapp Nicky Morgan says City could take decades to resolve regulatory relationship with EU whatsapp More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Sharelast_img read more

General Election 2015: Lord Mandelson’s firm predicts that whatever happens, the SNP win

first_imgMonday 27 April 2015 8:03 am Jeff Misenti The SNP will try and ensure conditions for a second independence referendum victory, driving a “political wedge” between Scotland and England, according to new new research note from Global Counsel entitled “why the SNP will win whatever happens on 7 May.”What the makes the note especially interesting is that it is from a firm chaired by none other than Lord Mandelson. The former New Labour minister and spin doctor has recently taken efforts to be more supportive of Ed Miliband than he has been in the past. Regardless of which party ends up coming out on top after the General Election the SNP modus operandi will be the same, according to Global Counsel.”The SNP strategy will have a common element in all scenarios – to drive a political wedge between Scotland and England, which makes up most of the rest of the UK,” the note said.If David Cameron returns to Downing Street, there will be three areas of conflict with the SNP. Nicola Sturgeon may revive the argument over whether a Conservative government that has one or zero MPs in Scotland is seen as legitimate particularly in a time of continued austerity.The Tories have pledged English Votes for English Laws but SNP MPs could put up a fight over exactly what laws only affect England. Lastly, Global Counsel draws attention to the radical differences between the two parties on the EU.The SNP are committed to remaining within the EU but the Conservatives are promising a renegotiation of Britain’s terms of membership followed by an in-out referendum.Nicola Sturgeon has said an EU referendum should only be seen as legitimate if it is carried in all regions of the UK. Ed Miliband has ruled out a formal coalition with the SNP after the election but Labour could be dependent on SNP votes to pass a Queen’s speech.The research note says the SNP would aim to “pull the Labour party to the left, away from the centre ground of English politics”. Sturgeon’s strategy when propping up a Labour government would be to create “English dissatisfaction with current constitutional arrangements”.If Labour is perceived as being propped up by the SNP, Global Counsel warn that “Labour has much to lose as it has historically found it harder to win a majority of English seats than the Conservatives”.But the aim of Scottish independence is still high in the minds of the SNP leadership and a change to Britain’s relationship with the EU or significant constitutional reform could trigger another independence vote:This means that a second referendum is more likely, in the short term, if there is a Conservative-led government after 7 May. But even if a justification does not emerge quickly the SNP will have plenty of opportunities to foster the political conditions under which a second referendum can be held and possibly succeed in breaking up the UK.  Share General Election 2015: Lord Mandelson’s firm predicts that whatever happens, the SNP win More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBall Tags: General Election 2015last_img read more

Grassley probes EpiPen rival over its $4,500 list price

first_img Log In | Learn More Grassley probes EpiPen rival over its $4,500 list price [email protected] PRNewsFoto/Sanofi/AP What is it? Ed Silverman GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalot 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.center_img 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. By Ed Silverman March 8, 2017 Reprints About the Author Reprints For the second time in recent weeks, a small, privately held drug maker with a piece of the action in two hot markets is being scrutinized by lawmakers over its pricing.In the latest episode, US Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wants Kaleo to explain why it set a $4,500 list price for the Auvi-Q allergic reaction device that is competing with EpiPen. The move is actually part of a complicated pricing strategy that may appeal to some consumers, but not so much to insurers. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What’s included? @Pharmalot Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

The 11 stages of every GAA club player’s life and career

first_img We’re heading towards peak GAA season, a time when all sense of reason goes out the window.Everything comes second to a championship campaign, which is a while away in Laois yet but still on the horizon.People dedicate their lives to their GAA team and the beauty of it all is that a local club is as welcoming to an eight-week-old as it is to an 80-year-old. Everyone has a part in their club – be it its future, its present or its past.To honour that we’ve broken down a GAA person’s career into 11 well-defined stages.1. Stars of the Future – 0 to 4 yearsThis is said about any youngster that goes near a GAA ground or has a remote connection with someone in the club. It doesn’t matter their age or their pedigree, they’ll always be kindly referred to as ‘Stars of the Future’. Nobody will ever say ‘Junior B subs of the Future’. The 11 stages of every GAA club player’s life and career By LaoisToday Reporter – 14th April 2019 GAA Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Home We Are Laois A Bit of Fun The 11 stages of every GAA club player’s life and career We Are LaoisA Bit of Fun 2. Future of the Club – 5 to 14They’re getting a bit hardier now and might tog out for chaotic U-6 matches or hell-for-leather U-10 contests at a Lá na gClub. The chairman entrusted with saying a few words when the medals are being handed out will say “it’s great to see so many young boys and girls” and “ye’re the future of the club”. No pressure, then.3. Young Lads – 15-18There’s nothing more exciting in a club than the prospect of “young lads”. It’s such a positive time. They haven’t yet sullied their name by having a bad training record or being no good. They bring a bit of hope, especially if there’s “loads of young lads coming through”.4. Not improving at all – 19-23Oh oh. They haven’t delivered. Even if they weren’t likely to be much good in the first place, it has now been confirmed. College, exams, part-time jobs, summers in America, girlfriends, Galway Races and every other excuse you can think of mean they haven’t developed into the superstars you had hoped. GAA Twitter Pinterestcenter_img 5. Getting worse – 24-28“And that lad showed so much promise. It’s hard to credit he’s that bad.”6. Not a bad servant – 29-34Beginning to get a bit of respect because of sheer longevity. Actually not as a bad as he used to be, fitter because he probably doesn’t drink as much and has learned a few tricks of the trade.7. He should give it up – 35-38Keeping a Young Lad off it because he’s pals with a selector and would probably kick up a serious stink if he was dropped. Trains feck all and is getting heavier and slower by the year.8. Fair play to him – 39-44Still hanging in. Still giving his all. Everyone knows that he’s slow, heavy and unable to train but still able to give 10 or 15 minutes where he’ll win an aul free or hit some lad a belt. Now has the respect of everyone and a real fan’s favourite.9. Former player – 45-60Gone through that purgatory stage where he’s retired but still available if they’re stuck. No longer gets the call and is able to go to a match without worrying that someone will ask him “have you the boots in the car?”10. Former great – 61-75Regarded as a brilliant player in his day. The son hasn’t turned out near as good as him.11. Legend of the Club – 75+It doesn’t matter if he played with Leinster or was a sub on the junior team for 20 years, if he’s old and visible around the club he has legendary status.SEE ALSO – Mark Doheny: Life lessons from club hurling in Laois Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook Facebook Previous articleAll of Saturday’s GAA results from a very busy dayNext articleLaois Minister and Senator in ‘nutjob’ row in the Seanad LaoisToday Reporter GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory last_img read more

Solar panel in North Korea use rises as hopes dim for…

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders SHARE AvatarMun Dong HuiMun Dong Hui is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Solar panels on a building in North KoreSolar panels on a building in North Korea. Image: Sokwang websiteDue to chronic electricity shortages, solar power use in North Korea is rising, while the quality of technology available is improving. North Koreans are turning to solar power in droves as their hopes for a state fix to the country’s electricity problems continues to wane.“Solar panels have become so powerful that people can turn on the lights and watch television without any issues,” said a North Pyongan Province-based source on March 4.This is a positive development for ordinary North Koreans he said, as “people here aren’t expecting the state to do anything about the electricity problem.”“Those with an average standard of living in Sinuiju are all using solar panels in their homes,” he continued. “The smaller panels are 1 m square, while the bigger ones are 150 cm wide and 80 cm long. These are enough to watch TV and turn on three or four lights.”Most families use a single solar panel, meaning that they are not guaranteed a constant supply of electricity. It is common practice to save the energy generated during the daytime to power the lights and heating at night when needed.Many are also using LEDs and other energy saving products to minimize energy use.New and improved solar panels have been launched in the country with the aim of reducing energy use.The North Korean government has long failed to supply regular electricity, so people in the past had to buy transformers to enable them to connect the panels to household appliances.“Now, however, the solar panels come with batteries and transformers,” said a source in South Pyongan Province. “The transformers are installed on solar panels made in China for use in North Korea so people don’t need to buy them separately anymore.”These transformerless solar panels for household use have been sold in North Korea’s markets for several years, but are only recently being used by consumers.“State-supplied electricity is only available three hours a day, so it may not be available when needed,” a separate source in North Pyongan Province said.“People are now saying that there’s no need to worry about state-supplied electricity – they’ve got it handled with solar panels!”Solar panels at a power transmission and distribution unit in North Pyongan Province, North KoreaSolar panels installed at a power transmission and distribution facility in North Pyongan Province, North Korea. Image: Sokwang websiteExperts say that solar panels are helping to improve the electricity situation in places like North Korea where infrastructure is poor.Kwak Dae Jong, a researcher at the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)’s Energy Industry Research Department, said in a report titled, “The Current North Korean Energy and Electricity Situation and Inter-Korean Solar Panel Cooperation Plan,” that the poor condition of power transmission and distribution in North Korea means that the country loses a lot of electricity, suggesting “there is great potential to establish a microgrid (a localized group of electricity sources that is connected to, and operates with, the existing electricity grid) of solar panels.”Some experts point out, however, that North Korea’s solar panels make up a very small proportion of the broader electricity supply and that there are further limitations placed on technological development due to international sanctions. It is believed that it will therefore be difficult for solar panels to supply industries and resolve the fundamental issues afflicting the country’s energy supplies.center_img NewsEconomy US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again By Mun Dong Hui – 2019.03.07 11:17am News Solar panel in North Korea use rises as hopes dim for government solution to energy problems News last_img read more

TSX finishes on a flat note

first_imgLinda Nguyen The price of oil plunged to its lowest level in more than 10 months Wednesday, but the weakness wasn’t enough to drag down Canada’s largest stock index. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index finished the session flat, dipping 1.07 points to 15,148.53, as gains in gold and materials stocks offset losses in energy and bank stocks. The August crude contract lost US98¢ at US$42.53 per barrel, its lowest level since August of 2016. The pullback was tempered somewhat following the release of a weekly report showing that U.S. crude inventories fell 2.5 million barrels last week, which was more than expected. But the long-term pressure on oil, which has declined for three straight sessions, remains, says Kathryn Del Greco, an investment adviser with TD Wealth. “The overriding theme is OPEC and its inability… to cut enough production,” she said. In January, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and 10 other oil-producing countries began to decrease production to combat a growing global supply glut and to push the market up. Last week, the two groups agreed to extend the cuts by nine months until next March. While Russia, Saudi Arabia and other nations involved in the deal have met their targeted cuts, an unforeseen increase in U.S. supply has countered these efforts. Del Greco added that other countries such as Nigeria and Libya should also be shouldering the blame for increasing their production while other players have made attempts to slow down. Although many analysts still anticipate that the price for a barrel of crude could get back up to US$60 by the end of the year, Del Greco said some may start revising that to the downside if oil prices continue to free fall. Also on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, announced the appointment of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a man famous for his combative political and economic policies against fellow OPEC member Iran. Analysts caution that his appointment could bring uncertainty to the future of OPEC’s supply-cutting plan. Currently, Iran is one of three OPEC countries that have not been asked to cut oil production. On the corporate front, Sears Canada’s stock dove 22.5% following a report by Bloomberg that it’s preparing to seek court protection from creditors. The shares lost 18¢ to 62¢ on the TSX. The struggling retailer’s stock has been on a nosedive in the last year, losing more than 80% of its value. And just last week the company warned there was —significant doubt” about its future, saying that it could be sold or restructured. South of the border, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 57.11 points to 21,410.03 and the S&P 500 index was down 1.42 points to 2,435.61. The Nasdaq composite index gained 45.92 points to 6,233.95. In currencies, the Canadian dollar pulled back 0.24 of a U.S. cent to an average price of US75.13¢. Elsewhere in commodities, the August gold contract finished ahead by US$2.30 to US$1,245.80 an ounce, July copper was up US5¢ at US$2.60 a pound, and July natural gas gave back a penny at US$2.89 per mmBTU. With files from The Associated Press S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since Marchcenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Keywords Marketwatch Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Free Coronavirus Vaccines Underway In Victoria

first_imgFree Coronavirus Vaccines Underway In Victoria VIC PremierCoronavirus vaccines have begun being rolled out across Victoria with Victorians most at risk of exposure the first to be vaccinated.Minister for Health Martin Foley today visited Austin Hospital to mark day one of the Victorian rollout of the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program and thank health workers who are continuing to keep our state safe.Victorians with the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 are being prioritised for the vaccine, including Hotel Quarantine and Health Hotel workers, airport and port workers, and frontline health staff in COVID-19 screening clinics, specialist COVID-19 wards, Intensive Care Units, Emergency Departments, and more.The vaccines are being administered through hospital vaccination hubs managed by public health services. Hubs also manage several special outreach sites including at Melbourne Airport and the Port of Portland.Among the first to be vaccinated are Grace Gibney, Associate Nurse Unit Manager at the Austin Hospital’s COVID-19 screening clinic, and Chris Quinn, a registered mental health nurse working in Hotel Quarantine.All nine hospital vaccination hubs will commence operations over the coming weeks.Hubs will also deliver the vaccine to public sector residential aged care patients and workers, with the Commonwealth responsible for providing the vaccine to the private sector aged care and disability sectors.Barwon Health in regional Victoria will commence its public sector residential aged care program this week, trialling an outreach model to be implemented across regional Victoria.The Victorian Government is working closely with the Commonwealth on the rollout of its vaccination program.The Pfizer vaccine was the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive approval for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). It meets high safety, efficacy and quality standards. Two doses of the vaccine will be provided at least three weeks apart. The vaccine must be stored and transported at -70°C.For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccination Program, visit health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines or coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine.As stated by Minister for Health Martin Foley“We’re pleased to see the Commonwealth’s vaccination program kick off across Victoria – and we’re ready to do our part to make sure the vaccine is administered as quickly and as safely as possible to workers at the highest risk of contracting coronavirus.”“Whether they work in hotel quarantine, at the airport, or a specialist coronavirus ward, we are ensuring the Victorians that keep us all safe are protected from infection.”As stated by Professor Ben Cowie, Senior Medical Advisor for the COVID-19 vaccination program“This vaccine is safe, effective and free – and it will help us protect everyone in the community, starting with those at highest risk.” /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, Austin, Australia, commonwealth, disability sector, emergency departments, Government, health, health services, intensive care, intensive care unit, Melbourne, Pfizer, Portland, public health, residential aged care, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Victorialast_img read more

World Bank Helps Bangladesh Create Better Jobs And Ensure Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgWorld Bank Helps Bangladesh Create Better Jobs And Ensure Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic DHAKA, April 22, 2021 -The World Bank and the government of Bangladesh today signed a $250 million financing to help Bangladesh create more and better jobs; recover faster from the COVID 19 pandemic; and build resilience to future crises.The Third Programmatic Jobs Development Policy-the last in a series of three credits-focuses on key reforms to create quality and inclusive jobs, while supporting the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. It supports policies to modernize the trade and investment regime; improve social protection for workers; and help youth, women, and vulnerable people access quality jobs.“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the poor and vulnerable population,” said Mercy Tembon, World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan. “This financing supports government policies to protect those most affected by the pandemic and create more and better jobs as Bangladesh continues its journey towards its vision of becoming an upper-middle income country.”The pace of job creation has slowed in recent years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the situation. Losses in jobs and income put livelihoods of several million at risk in both rural and urban areas. Women and youth have been particularly hard hit.The Jobs Development Policy Credit series has helped the government protect 5 million jobs, and enabled firms to continue paying their workers’ wages. It also supported the migrant workers who have had to return to Bangladesh due to the pandemic. The program will also support informal micro-entrepreneurs in recovering by extending micro-finance facilities.“The government has taken fast and proactive measures to protect the poor and vulnerable population and to mitigate the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on formal and informal businesses,” said Fatima Yasmin, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Government of Bangladesh. “This program has had helped protect the jobs and income of millions of poor and vulnerable people while laying the groundwork for building resiliency to future shocks.”The program has already resulted in reducing costs of starting a business; making the skills development sector more labor-market relevant; strengthening labor regulations for improved working conditions; and promoting quality daycare to enable more women to join the labor force.With this program, total World Bank financing under the Programmatic Jobs Development Policy Credit series stands at $750 million. The credit is from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), which provides concessional financing, has a 30-year term, including a five-year grace period. Bangladesh currently has the largest ongoing IDA program totaling over $14 billion. The World Bank was among the first development partners to support Bangladesh and has committed more than $35 billion in grants, interest-free and concessional credits to the country since its Independence. /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:Bangladesh, Bhutan, building, business, covid-19, crisis, director, Government, Impact, Investment, pandemic, quality, resilience, Secretary, women, World Banklast_img read more

Motor Mouth: Drunk-driving campaigns failing to deter women

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada Nor is this solely an American phenomenon. A study in the United Kingdom found the percentage of DUI arrests in which women were charged rose to 17 per cent from 9 per cent between 1998 and 2012. Closer to home, Ottawa’s Traffic Injury Research Foundation’s (TIRF) Drinking & Driving Among Women in Ontario study recently found that, while women accounted for only one in every 13 impaired driving incidents in 1986, that number has increased to one in five as of 2015. In other words, women may still be in the minority when it comes to drinking and driving, but the incidence of their being charged with DUI offences is escalating.What’s the cause for this surge?Well, at least part of the problem is the change in normative behaviour, which sees young women indulging in binge drinking — defined by DrunkDrivingStats as consuming four or five drinks in a very short period of time — formerly the purview of young males. Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer recently found that 56 per cent of women over the age of 15 reported binge drinking — which DrunkDrivingStats says is the cause of almost 85 per cent of all drunk driving incidents — compared with 44 per cent in 2004. There is also evidence, says the TIRF, that more and more women feel coerced into drinking, peer-to-peer pressure — “all my friends drink and drive in the cottage area” — now as common among women as it is with men.RELATED ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. First, the good news: Young men are starting to get the message about the dangers of drinking and driving. Although males still account for about 80 per cent of all drunk driving infractions in North America, and young males — 11 per cent of the population, but 32 per cent of “drunk driving episodes,” says DrunkDrivingStats.org — are still over-represented in arrests, convictions and fatalities as the result of driving while intoxicated, the numbers are decreasing. According to the U.S.’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, the number of men charged with drunk driving offences between 1998 and 2007 was down some 7.5 per cent. More importantly, it’s young men, who have traditionally been the worst offenders, leading the charge; the FBI reports a whopping 23.7 per cent fewer young male drivers under the age of 18 were corralled for drinking and driving. That’s the good news.The bad news?It appears women — especially, young women — are not getting the same message. Indeed, the numbers for female DUI infractions are increasing everywhere in North America. While men still account for almost four times as many DUI arrests as women, that same FBI study also found the number of women charged with driving while intoxicated (that is, with a blood alcohol content of more than 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood) increased by 28.8 per cent during the same period. And, unlike young men, DUI arrests for females under the age of 18 increased 13.8 per cent between 1998 and 2007. It’s time for automatic alcohol sensors in every car Trending Videos So, what conclusions can we draw from all this research, beyond the obvious counselling that driving drunk is dangerous? Well, first and foremost, we know anti-drunk driving education can work, Mothers Against Drunk Driving reporting that DUI fatalities in North America have been cut in half since 1980. We also know it is possible to get that message out to the most difficult of demographics — again, the young males who have been the subject of most of the recent messaging. What this latest trend indicates, however, is that we might want to broaden that message’s net. 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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 Motor Mouth: Hysteria over ‘high driving’ is all half-bakedThe TIRF also notes that societal norms are only now starting to catch up with these changes, research from the U.S., for example, showing that “historically, women were only charged with drinking and driving if it involved a traffic collision or physical or verbal abuse of a police officer, meaning that many offences were unreported or under-reported.” And, says the TIRF, “it has been argued that lowering the legal limit for impaired driving from .10 mg to .08 mg had a more notable effect on women who are more likely to be impaired with smaller amounts of alcohol.”Indeed, there is also evidence some women don’t understand that, for physiological reasons of size and body makeup, alcohol has a more deleterious effect on their bodies. As well, says the UK’s The Guardian, women simply don’t know how much they can drink before exceeding statutorial limits, the newspaper finding fully 60 per cent of the women polled didn’t know what the country’s legal limit was.Even for those aware they are too intoxicated to drive, says the TIRF, women face additional challenges. Foremost is a lack of confidence in public transportation. One needn’t look beyond the recent trial of Bassam Al-Rawi in Halifax — for allegedly sexually assaulting a highly intoxicated young woman in his taxi cab — for the trepidation the TIRF reports among women seeking the alternative forms of transport men take for granted. Nor is this an isolated concern. According to one study cited by the TIRF — Interventions for alcohol-related offending by women: A systematic review — one of the main reasons the number of female DUIs is increasing is women’s “preference to drive after drinking to avoid the use of public transportation or walking home alone … based on a fear for their own personal safety.”Still, the most sobering insight, no pun intended, is how important it is to road safety to reduce binge drinking, which, says the American Public Health Association, has increased among women at a rate seven times that of men. And its effect on women happens faster and lasts longer, so much so that the TIRF says “effort is needed to correct a common misperception among women that they are able to consume one drink per hour and still drive safely.” (In fact, it says, the number is closer to three-quarters of a drink each hour.)And lastly, the TIRF also contends, current anti-drunk driving campaigns are proving ineffective in influencing women. Indeed, the safety organization’s greatest concern would seem to be the “scare tactics” that have proven so effective in reaching young males don’t resonate nearly as well with females, at least in part because women respond to more familial-themed strategies (“buckle up, your kids need you” type messaging). Perhaps just as importantly, current campaigns also counsel the use of the public transportation systems that women have so little faith in. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Police conducting a RIDE program through the streets of Port Hope, Ont. See More Videos advertisement Buy It! 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CU to hold Food and Environmental Justice Week April 11-17

first_imgCategories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community Published: April 8, 2011 The University of Colorado Boulder’s “Food and Environmental Justice Week” will be held on campus April 11-17.The weeklong event features films, panel discussions, the Buffalo Can Challenge, Food Justice Fair and Better Boulder Better World service and volunteer event. The week is sponsored by CU-Boulder’s Volunteer Resource Center, Environmental Center and Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement.Each year millions of people around the world suffer from a shortage of food and problems associated with environmental degradation, and the weeklong event is meant to help bring these issues to light, according to Anna Domenico, director of CU-Boulder’s Volunteer Resource Center.”There are so many amazing people on campus and in the community who are working on cutting-edge issues surrounding food access and environmental justice, so it made perfect sense to organize this event to highlight the innovative things people are doing on campus and in the community,” said Domenico.The Food Justice Fair, featuring the fourth annual Buffalo Can Challenge, will be held on Wednesday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court outside the University Memorial Center. The fair will include a public theater performance, live music and information tables from 15 organizations that represent a wide variety of perspectives and projects surrounding food justice, according to Domenico.The film “Dive! Living Off of America’s Waste” will be shown on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in the Visual Arts Complex room 1B20. The film will be followed by a question and answer session with Jeremy Siefert, the film’s director; Elizabeth Kucinich, an international advocate for human rights; and Kelly Shea, vice president of White Wave Foods.On April 16-17, the Better Boulder Better World service event will be held. Several service opportunities are available for volunteers, including working at Boulder community farms, planting trees, restoring the Fourmile Canyon burn area and others. For more information or to sign up to volunteer visit www.colorado.edu/vrc/bbbw/index.html.”Food justice is a concept that suggests there is enough food to feed all the hungry people in the world, but that those people don’t have fair or equal access to this food,” said Peter Simons, director of CU-Boulder’s Institute of Ethical and Civic Engagement. “This weeklong event fits into our campus goal of graduating civically engaged students because it gives them the opportunity to investigate where their food comes from, while also giving them a multitude of service opportunities.”A full schedule of events can be found at www.colorado.edu/vrc/bucccenter_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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