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Jaguar Land Rover to invest £1bn in UK electric car production

first_imgMain picture credit: Getty Friday 5 July 2019 9:07 am Share Meanwhile the Unite union called JLR’s decision a “trailblazing” move. More to follow. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today promised to invest almost £1bn into building electric cars in Britain, securing thousands of jobs and reinvigorating the struggling auto sector. Joe Curtis The British car manufacturer outlined the plan today as it seeks to offer electric vehicle options for new models from 2020 as it weans itself off its reliance on unpopular diesel engines. “The future of mobility is electric and, as a visionary British company, we are committed to making our next generation of zero-emission vehicles in the UK,” chief executive Ralf Speth said today. Jaguar Land Rover makes £1bn pledge to Britain’s car industry JLR will start with an electric version of of its luxury XJ saloon, building the car at its Castle Bromwich plant, which it will convert into an electric vehicle factory.center_img  Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing Steve Turner added: “Not only is it a fantastic boost to the UK car industry, but it ensures that JLR’s Castle Bromwich site remains a powerhouse of the regional economy providing a living for thousands of workers and supporting many more in the supply chain.” The government hailed the announcement as a “vote of confidence” in the UK’s automotive industry, and said the investment would protect thousands of skilled jobs. Jaguar Land Rover’s investment will protect thousands of UK jobs in the car sector (Getty) “It reflects our determination for the UK to be at the forefront of the development and manufacturing of the next generation of electric vehicles,” added business secretary Greg Clark. whatsapp “JLR’s announcement recognises the strength of the excellent workforce at Castle Bromwich and acknowledges the efforts of many parties, including the government and the Mayor Andy Street, to invest and build a sustainable future in the region for advanced manufacturing, safeguarding jobs and skills.” whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext Refinancelast_img read more

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Iran urges UK to release seized oil tanker

first_imgUK and Iran tensions are escalating following the UK’s arrest of an Iranian oil tanker last week. Iran has demanded that Britain releases an oil tanker it seized last week on suspicion it was breaking EU sanctions by transporting oil to Syria. Friday 12 July 2019 8:03 am That sparked a warning from the UK last week, with the Foreign Office saying “Iran must immediately stop and reverse all activities inconsistent with its obligations”. A British Royal Navy ship (L) patrols near supertanker Grace 1 suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions after it was detained off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4, 2019. – Authorities did not say where the oil came from but specialised shipping trade publication Lloyd’s List said the Panamanian-flagged tanker was thought to be transporting crude from Iran. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images) Tags: Oil prices In May Washington ordered ocuntries and companies to stop importing Iranian oil, or face being banned from the global financial system. Mousavi said the UK seized the tanker after pressure from the US. Read more: Royal Navy blocks Iran attempt ‘to seize’ British oil tanker President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Iran 2015 nuclear treaty, putting sanctions back on Iran. Joe Curtis Iran has denied that its ships were involved. Iran has warned it will retaliate if the oil tanker is not released. Iran urges UK to release seized oil tanker as tensions escalate Yesterday the UK said a Royal Navy ship warded off three Iranian boats attempting to block a British oil tanker’s passage through the Strait of Hormuz. Read more: UK ‘on heightened security’ after Iran tried to block oil tanker Since then Iran has stopped adhering to the nuclear deal, breaching limits on uranium enrichment. “We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region,” the Ministry of Defence said yesterday. The boats backed off after the Navy ship, HMS Montrose, trained its guns on the Iranians and issued verbal warnings, according to reports. “The legal pretexts for the capture are not valid … the release of the tanker is in all countries’ interest.” whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.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.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com “This is a dangerous game and has consequences,” Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. Main image credit: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images Share The strait is a crucial stretch of water to the transportation fo Middle East oil to the world. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndolast_img read more

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DEBATE: With the economy under such strain, should new fintech regulation be paused?

first_imgHowever, as fintechs start to take a more central role in financial services, particularly when offering consumers a host of retail products, they will have to become subject to the same level of regulatory oversight as other pillars of the financial system. This means having adequate capital and mitigating the risk that their innovative services will lead to a new round of mis-selling, mis-advice, and more complex fraud. whatsapp Elisabeth KohlbachElisabeth Kohlbach is co-founder and chief executive at Skwire and Andrew BoyleAndrew Boyle is founder and chief executive of LGB & Co Financial services firms are vital for businesses to raise the capital they need to survive the pandemic and drive growth. Any fintech-inspired scandal would only compromise City firms’ ability to do this and delay the UK’s recovery. This would be in keeping with the policy response to the crisis so far. For example, in real estate we have seen banks provide mortgage holidays. This helped provide greater certainty, and so regulators should apply the same logic. A pause on any new fintech regulation is a sensible measure to help support the recovery. With the economy under such strain, should new fintech regulation be paused? The country is trying to recover from the worst economic contraction in 300 years, so it makes sense to judge every policy against how it will support the recovery. With certainty one of the most important factors in creating business confidence, it would therefore send a powerful signal if there was to be a moratorium on any new regulation until the end of the year. Elisabeth Kohlbach, co-founder and chief executive at Skwire, says YES. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Main image credit: Getty Financial services will be critical to economic recovery (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: DEBATE: With the economy under such strain, should new fintech regulation be paused? whatsapp Andrew Boyle, co-founder and chief executive of LGB&Co., says NO. Financial services will be critical to economic recovery (AFP via Getty Images) DEBATE: With the economy under such strain, should new fintech regulation be paused? The UK’s fintech scene is one of the most vibrant and well-regulated in Europe. And in extraordinary times, this UK success story needs to be nurtured, not subject to more red tape. Ensuring that fintechs are regulated in proportion to the increasing influence they have in the economy is entirely appropriate. Fintechs have contributed much to the innovation and advances in UK financial services as they have prompted traditional firms to improve their responsiveness and efficiency for the benefit of both corporate and retail customers. A light-touch approach has helped to foster such creativity — the Financial Conduct Authority’s Project Innovate and regulatory “sandbox”, and the Bank of England’s fintech accelerator have all been lauded as excellent examples of a progressive regulatory stance. Show Comments ▼ Financial services will be critical to economic recovery (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: DEBATE: With the economy under such strain, should new fintech regulation be paused? Share Opinion Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionUndo Wednesday 15 July 2020 9:25 amlast_img read more

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Comedian Phil Burgers Traveled the World Only to Find Home at…

first_imgcomedyTheaterComedian Phil Burgers Traveled the World Only to Find Home at a Silver Lake TheaterThe L.A. native and professional clown is getting weird at Lyric HyperionBy Gwynedd Stuart – December 4, 20181665ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIn a new short film called The Passage, Phil Burgers plays a guy who can’t stay in one place for long—not because of wanderlust or an aversion to commitment or whatever, but because he’s literally being pursued. Two vaguely menacing men are hot on his trail for reasons that are never addressed in the narrative, which plays out entirely in languages besides English (when there’s any dialogue at all). Why the character is being chased doesn’t really matter. Over the course 20-odd minutes, the charming, mute stranger, a misfit in various surroundings, makes the most of the compulsory locomotion, forging relationships with strangers across a multicultural landscape not unlike L.A.’s. Talking about the movie’s vignettes and their “common theme of isolation and seeking connections,” Burgers says, “I think that’s where a lot of my ideas come from—feeling deeply isolated.” He pauses for a beat and then clarifies that he’s joking, the consummate sad clown succumbing to his instincts. Until recently, Burgers seldom spent much of his real life staying in one place. The South Bay native left the U.S. for Europe at 24 and ended up staying gone for about a decade, first to guide bicycle tours in Italy, then to learn the art of clowning at a theater school in Paris, and eventually to work in London, both in TV and on the stand-up comedy circuit; in 2011, his absurdist one-man show, Dr. Brown: Befrdfgth, premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won the comedy award.He’s spent the past few years back in Southern California, creating a home for himself at Lyric Hyperion, where he served as creative director until taking over the operation altogether in February. He describes the venue—where he also performs and teaches classes in clowning—as “a little protected cave from the competitiveness of Los Angeles.”“That’s sort of why I left [Los Angeles],” he adds, “I just felt like it was hard to really grown as an artist in a place that’s so competitive. I just want to offer a space that’s protected from that but at the same time really honors quality.”Operating a theater is a new experience for the performer who’s used to juggling (not literally; he’s not that kind of clown). He describes the first six months, during which he was forced to back-burner a bunch of creative pursuits, as “not very fun,” but he’s since turned the theater into a non-profit and built a team that can helm the operation when he’s not around. In fact, when we connected over the phone, he was in London, touring a show that originated at the Lyric. Now back in L.A., he’s performing Befrdfgth for three nights—December 4-6—at his very own theater. He’s vague when he describes the show: “It’s silly, a bit dark, fun…um… surreal and um…playfully stupid.”As for his other silly, dark, and surreal project (I wouldn’t call it stupid, even playfully so), it could have some serious accolades in store. The Passage—which was made by Super Deluxe before a new corporate regime unceremoniously pulled the plug—has been submitted for Academy Award consideration for best short film. In the meantime, you can find him at the Lyric, deprogramming local performers the way he was deprogrammed in France (“It’s breaking front down, not breaking the person down,” he says) and relishing the experience of staying still for awhile. “Its a really good feeling to have that home,” he says. “A creative home in my actual home.”Dr. Brown: Befrdfgth, Tue., Dec. 4-Thu., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; Lyric Hyperion, 2106 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. RELATED: The Death of Super Deluxe Is Terrible News for the InternetStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSDr. Brown: BefrdfgthLyric HyperionPhil BurgersThe PassagePrevious articleWhere Are the Houses from The Holiday?Next articleThe Academy Museum Will Host a Landmark Exhibition Honoring Black Contributions to FilmGwynedd Stuartlast_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, April 13, 2021

first_img Below are the recent local deaths.May they rest in peace.Cathal ClooneyBallytarsna, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully at Crumlin Hospital Dublin. Predeceased by his grandparents Eilish and Joe and his uncle Fintan (Dooley). Deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents William and Anne-Marie, his cherished brother Liam, grandparents Joe and Lil , grand-aunts, grand-uncles, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.House Strictly Private. Family Flowers only.Funeral Arrangements LaterKathleen FitzpatrickGarrymore, Geashill, Offaly / Geashill, LaoisPeacefully in the loving care of the staff of St Vincent’s Community Nursing Home, Mountmellick. Predeceased by her parents Jim and Elizabeth and sister Bridie. Deeply regretted by her loving relatives, neighbours and friends.Due to the Covid 19 restrictions A Private Family Funeral will take place. Removal on Wednesday (travelling via her residence) arriving St Mary’s Church, Clonaghadoo for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Christine Maher (née Molloy)28 Oakleaf Place, Portlaoise, LaoisBeloved wife of Joseph. Deeply regretted by her sons & daughters, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sister, brother in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives & friends.Due to current government guidelines a private family funeral will take place. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12:00 noon in St Peter & Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, interment afterwards in Ratheniska Cemetery. Mass may be viewed on the parish website www.portlaoiseparish.ieThose wishing to pay their respects may do so as the cortege travels to the church via Main Street.Seamus (Jim) FahyFr. O’Connor Crescent, Mountrath, LaoisSeamus (Jim) Fahy, Fr. O Connor Crescent, Mountrath, Co. Laois. – Died 10th April 2021 at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, (peacefully), after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Eileen, sadly missed by his children Mary, Siobhan, Jack, Lourda and Martin, grandchildren James, Maeve, Laura, Patrick, Shane, Jake and David, daughters-in-law Geraldine and Lisa, brother Stephen, sister Rita, brother-in-law, partner Patricia, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.Due to government advice regarding public gatherings, a private funeral Mass will take place for family (maximum 10 persons) on Tuesday morning in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, at 10 o’clock, followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.Seamus’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on the Parish Website: –www.mountrathparish.ie – link to Webcam on Home Page.The family would like to thank you for your help, support and understanding at this sad and difficult time.Mary (Jo) Young (née Garry)Clonminch, Tullamore, Offaly/Mountmellick, LaoisFormerly of Clonaghadoo, Co. Laois. Died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Eamon, her son Nathan, her daughters Charlotte, Wendy and Amanda, her daughter-in-law Siobhan, her son-in-law Nico, grandchildren Abigale, Kian, Margot, Alex and Charlie, her brother Jimmy, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.Given the current exceptional circumstances and to protect the welfare of everyone who knew Mary, a private family Funeral Service, will take place at 11am on Tuesday, 13th of April, in St Mary’s Church, Clonaghadoo. Burial will follow in St Mary’s cemetery, Clonaghadoo.The funeral cortège will travel from Moloney’s Funeral Home on Tuesday morning at 10.15am to St Mary’s Church, Clonaghdoo . Those who wish to come out to pay their respects can do so along the route, maintaining a safe social distance.Donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, April 12, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date By LaoisToday Reporter – 13th April 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSDeaths in Laois Council Twitter Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Deaths Facebook Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleFrom the LaoisToday Archives: Off licence worker hailed a hero after foiling armed robberyNext articleHSE cancel AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics scheduled for today following NIAC recommendation LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

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John Goering honored with Delta Sigma Pi Career Achievement Award

first_imgJohn Goering honored with Delta Sigma Pi Career Achievement Award By Nicole Menkhaus, Marketing Director, Goering Center for Family and Private BusinessDelta Sigma Pi (Deltasig) named John Goering the 2021 recipient of their Career Achievement Award just before his passing in February. He is the second generation of the Goering family to be a member of the fraternity, following in the footsteps of his father.Delta Sigma Pi is a business fraternity that prepares students to be ethical leaders. By equipping their members to achieve maximum impact in their studies, careers, communities, civic involvement, and personal relationships throughout their lives, Deltasig helps further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture as well as the civic and commercial welfare of the community.The Deltasig Career Achievement Award is presented to Delta Sigma Pi members who have most distinguished themselves in business, government, or education, and through their accomplishments have furthered a higher standard of commercial ethics, culture, and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.Delta Sigma Pi is the nation’s largest and first co-ed, professional business fraternity that encourages personal and professional development of men and women pursuing careers in business. The Fraternity is one of the most diverse Greek organizations supporting scholastic, professional and service events on campuses and in communities. Delta Sigma Pi provides high-quality training and events to shape ethical leaders of tomorrow in business, communities, and the world at large. Delta Sigma Pi has grown from its founding at New York University in 1907 by four men of diverse faiths and backgrounds to an extensive network of more than 300 chapters and nearly 300,000 members. To learn more about Delta Sigma Pi, visit dsp.org. /University 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:business, career, community, culture, director, education, Family, Father, Government, Impact, New York, New York University, professional development, students, university, University of Cincinnati, Yorklast_img read more

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Campus community invited to attend the Diversity and Inclusion Summit Nov. 11-12

Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Nov. 4, 2014 The 20th annual University of Colorado Boulder Diversity and Inclusion Summit will be held Nov. 11-12. This year, the summit continues with the theme “Building the Road Map.” Complete summit schedule.”Having our entire campus community and city and county of Boulder employees participate in the Diversity and Inclusion Summit is the key to having a successful summit and thus moving forward with our overall goal of helping our campus and community reach the goal of being a place that exemplifies diversity and inclusion,” said Alphonse Keasley, CU-Boulder’s assistant vice chancellor for campus climate and community engagement. “It is absolutely critical that we have participation from as many people as possible on campus, so please join us in this open and engaging event.”2014 marks several significant civil rights anniversaries: 60th commemoration of Brown v The Board of Education where the Supreme Court declared state laws establishing separate public school for black and white students to be unconstitutional 50th commemoration of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin 40th anniversary of the implementation of Keyes v. Denver School District No. I which ruled for desegregation of all DPS schools.These decisions and acts along with the 1965 Voting Rights Act and Fair Housing Act in 1968, helped establish the legal foundation for equity for all Americans. The 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit’s theme “Building the Road Map” honors this monumental legal shift in America.This year’s keynote and plenary speakers provide a unique perspective with regard to the summit’s theme “Building the Road Map.” The keynote speaker, Carlotta Walls LaNier, was there when history was made and continues to speak about the progression of civil rights in the U.S. The plenary speaker, Kate Fagan, through her writing and reporting, has taken on current topics in civil rights and continues to push history forward.Summit HighlightsCarlotta Walls LaNier – Keynote Speaker – Tuesday, Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. in UMC 235: Civil Rights Then and NowIn 1957, at age 14, Carlotta Walls LaNier was the youngest “Little Rock Nine” member to integrate Central High School. This act of courage and defiance became the catalyst for change in the American educational system and furthered civil rights in America. LaNier will speak about the early days of race barriers being broken in the U.S. and continue the dialogue to present day race and diversity issues. In addition to her keynote address, she will participate in an additional session at the summit. Daryl Maeda – Faculty Plenary Speaker – Tuesday, Nov. 11, 10:35 a.m. in UMC 235: Smashing Insights: Bruce Lee on Equity and Inclusion in a Globalizing WorldWhat can Bruce Lee teach us about equality, justice, and inclusion in a globalizing world? The life and career of a martial artist and movie star seem to be unlikely subjects through which to ponder such weighty topics, yet Lee continually conquered barriers and defied impossibilities to become a global superstar, admired and recognized around the world. Far from being simply a Chinese martial artist, Lee was the product of longstanding flows that intermixed people and cultures across oceans and national boundaries. Studying his journey reveals how one remarkable individual crossed barriers, challenged racism and drew upon multiple cultural heritages to become one of the world’s most enduring icons.Kate Fagan – Plenary Speaker – Wednesday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. in UMC 235: Stories From Inside the LGBT Sports MovementKate Fagan, a former CU Buffs basketball player, will discuss the challenges of being a gay athlete and coming out to teammates and the lessons learned. Going beyond sports, she will discuss the changing perceptions about homosexuality in society over the past decades to present day. Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for espnW and ESPN.com. In addition to her keynote address, she will participate in an additional panel at the summit. read more

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This week: Jan. 22 edition

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Jan. 22, 2018 This Week, a series geared toward faculty and staff, provides reminders, events and possible items for the docket for the week ahead. Coming up in the next few days, open to all faculty and staff, are a few ways to connect with the entrepreneurship community, the campus Involvement Fair, a panel discussion of the Trump presidency, one year in, and more.  Find more campus events with the new and improved Events Calendar.Get tips for the new year from our Global Entrepreneurs in ResidenceGet entrepreneurial: Meet (and reach out to) the campus’s Global Entrepreneurs in Residence, Colin Daniels and Masha Zvereva, and find out what they do at the beginning of each year to prepare to be innovative.Jan. 23–25Train on ‘Leading at the speed of trust’Offered through Human Resources, this FranklinCovey training, which is part of a suite of topics, helps organizations better manage change and create high-performing teams that are agile, collaborative, innovative and engaged. The cost is $30, and participants must register for the all-access pass to attend this three-day in-person workshop. Tuesday, Jan. 23Grand opening of the campus Startup HubA place not only for students, but also for faculty, staff and community members, the Startup Hub located at the Village Center will open its doors in celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23. See what it’s all about: Enjoy the space, peruse student innovation stories and socialize with the innovation ecosystem on campus. Consider how you might want to get involved, perhaps to prototype your own idea, partner with others or offer mentorship.Wednesday, Jan. 24CU Boulder Involvement FairIf you’re looking to get involved on campus, the CU Boulder Involvement Fair is for you. Stop by the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and connect with new people and groups, learn about upcoming campus events and all the different student clubs and organizations on campus. While you’re there, enjoy the free food, giveaways and music.Trump’s America: One Year LaterHas the Trump presidency lived up to its expectations, good or bad? Find out during a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. in Hale Science, room 270. The panel is made up of students and faculty from across the political spectrum. Registration is recommended.Staff Council ‘Reverse Town Hall’Staff Council is hosting a reverse town hall, where staff members are encouraged to share their experiences, ideas and potential improvements on the employee tuition benefit.Thursday, Jan. 25Bring your A-game to the New Venture ChallengeAre you part of a New Venture Challenge team? Workshops beginning Jan. 25 will validate your idea. Write a business plan. Prep your pitch. All this and more will be covered to help you gear up for the campus’s startup competition.Friday, Jan. 26Rethinking Scientific Presentations: The Assertion-Evidence ApproachThe Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Graduate School and the 3MT Program invite you to a workshop on research presentations with guest presenter Michael Alley, associate professor at Pennsylvania State University, from 10 a.m. to noon in SEEC C120. Be sure to RSVP. Refreshments will be provided.Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

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Journalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Gala

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Journalists are being reminded that they will need to be accredited to cover the Independence Grand Gala at the National Stadium on August 6. The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is the agency responsible for media accreditation for the event, and the agency’s Director of Production, Enthrose Campbell, said that persons without accreditation “will not be allowed to record, whether it’s television, radio, print or photo”. Accreditation forms are posted on the JIS’ website. Persons may download the forms and have them signed by their Editor-in-Chief or other responsible authority. The forms must be submitted by July 26. They may be faxed to 754-4051. Miss Campbell said that to be accredited, journalists must be aligned to a media house, as due to the large media contingent expected “we will not be able to just accredit one person to come and take shots”. It is anticipated that 300 journalists locally and internationally, will cover the event. The press is also being reminded that no one will be allowed on the stadium tracks or on the grass. There will be a designated area for the press. Miss Campbell informed that arrangements have been made with the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC) to provide feed for all media houses. “We are going to have CPTC shooting and everybody will take feed from them – that is radio and TV. Nobody is going to be allowed to set up their own cameras. We’re taking feed from the persons hired to do that job,” she said. For more information, please contact Miss Campbell, Elaine Reckord or Judith Hunter at 926-3740-6 or 926-3590-4. Advertisements RelatedJournalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Gala By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter RelatedJournalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Gala Journalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Gala CultureJuly 10, 2012 RelatedJournalists Must Be Accredited For Grand Galalast_img read more

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Study group to review how the profession is regulated

first_imgStudy group to review how the profession is regulated Dec 12, 2019 Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Stories In response to the “rapidly changing” environment in which legal services are provided, the Florida Supreme Court has asked the Bar to launch a comprehensive study of issues related to the regulation of the legal profession in Florida.President John Stewart announced the initiative at the Board of Governors’ December meeting in Orlando. At Chief Justice Canady’s request, the Bar will focus on lawyer advertising, referral fees, fee splitting, entity regulation, regulation of online service providers, and regulation of nonlawyer providers of limited legal services.“Additional topics consistent with the subject of the study may also be addressed,” Canady said.Stewart will chair the study group that will consider “whether and how the rules governing the practice of law in Florida may be revised to improve the delivery of legal services to Florida’s consumers and to assure Florida lawyers play a proper and prominent role in the provision of these services.”Stewart said the “foundation of our efforts in this arena is the recognition that The Florida Bar exists to serve the people of our state.”Writing about the effort in his President’s Page in the January/February issue of The Florida Bar Journal, Stewart said the study has no predetermined outcomes, “as Florida is unique, and it is incumbent upon us to define what should change, if anything, in this state before change is dictated by other states on a national scale. We intend to follow the specific direction the court has set, and we will meet its request thoughtfully.”The study group will begin work in January and has a July 1, 2021, deadline to deliver a final report, including recommendations for any rule changes or other actions, to the Supreme Court and the Board of Governors. The committee will also be required to file quarterly updates.“We are committed to ensuring a strong and vibrant Bar to meet the legal needs of the people of Florida and to enforcing appropriate ethical standards for Florida lawyers,” Canady wrote. “We believe that the study we are asking the Bar to entertain can assist us in carrying out this important constitutional responsibility.”last_img read more

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