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Sugrue hails attitude of veteran Munnelly as attentions turn to Cork

first_imgHome Sport GAA Sugrue hails attitude of veteran Munnelly as attentions turn to Cork SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp GAA Twitter Sugrue hails attitude of veteran Munnelly as attentions turn to Cork Pinterest Facebook GAA By Alan Hartnett – 2nd July 2019 Laois senior football boss John Sugrue has hailed the attitude shown by veteran Ross Munnelly which led to his surprise recall to the starting team on Saturday evening.The Arles-Kilcruise forward’s only championship appearance before that was as a late second half substitute in the dying moments of the Leinster semi final defeat against Meath.However, the 36-year-old, who had not played in the wins over Westmeath or Derry, was chosen from the start in place of Evan O’Carroll and he kicked two points before being replaced by Eoin Lowry after 47 minutes.Speaking afterwards, manager Sugrue explained how Munnelly has reacted to not playing over the last number of weeks.He said: “Ross got his nod and fully deserved it. He has had to bite his lip a couple of lately when the starting team has been named.“But he has bit his lip, he has got out and he has been on the training ground earlier than other fellas. He is practicing his frees and he is really pushing himself in training.“Guys who get that scenario put in front of them have got to react positively and Ross reacts that way pretty much all of the time.“He has got a real appetite to play – and at 36 years-of-age, you can’t knock it.”Looking ahead to Cork, Sugrue says things are different for his side this year as they have momentum from two Qualifier wins versus coming in off the back of a provincial defeat.Sugrue said: “It is now we get into the thick of it and we will see next weekend.“You would want a hell of a lot of momentum as a Division 3 side going into this weekend. It is going to be a serious step up for us. We’ll need every momentum that we have.”The manager also responded sarcastically to questions about the potential of a new Tier 2 competition coming into force next season.He said: “Maybe we should have Tier 2 and it would solve a lot of problems. It would keep games like these out of the Qualifiers.“Forget about the people of Laois and Offaly for going to a nice game at the weekend.”Laois take on Cork in Semple Stadium in Thurles at 5pm on Saturday July 6.SEE ALSO – Shock and sadness following passing of young Laois mother in South Africa Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleRaheen Vintage Club gearing up for 10th anniversary with impressive vintage rally and working dayNext articleWATCH: Familiar faces appear in new music video shot in Laois Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. TAGSJohn SugrueLaois senior footballers Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Ontario fund dealer closing up shop

Keywords Mutual fund dealersCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association MFDA warns dealers about conflicts created by fundco promos Independent Accountants is registered as a mutual fund dealer in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, and has been a member of the MFDA since April 2002. The firm operates 13 sub-branch offices throughout Ontario, and has 15 registered representatives. In April, the firm was fined $25,000 for a variety of compliance and supervision failures. Most of the deficiencies were related to three branches, which the dealer acquired from another fund dealer, Canada Loyal Investment Services, between late 2009 and early 2010. The three branches have since been shut down by Independent Accounts Investment Group. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter MFDA proposes allowing dealers to directly manage model portfolios Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Megan Harman Listowel, Ontario-based mutual fund dealer Independent Accountants’ Investment Group Inc. is closing its doors. The firm has informed the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada that it intends to resign its membership, and the MFDA said the resignation process has been initiated. Fund dealers focus on middle-class investors read more

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Couple charged in $1 million insurance fraud investigation

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto police said Friday they have laid charges against a couple in connection with an alleged $1 million life insurance scam. Police allege that Alireza Shojaei, 44, purchased several life insurance policies, which total $3.525 million, while living in the Toronto area. In 2008, they report that the man and his wife, Koukab Shojaei, 41, of Mission Viejo, Ca. travelled to Iran from Toronto. Police say that the wife then falsely claimed her husband died of a heart attack while in Iran, and that she then initiated the death-claims process. The insurance companies settled the claims; and, as a result, police say that the companies lost $1.01 million. The money has not been recovered. Widow of former terrorist can’t collect insurance, court finds Toronto police charge man in alleged life insurance fraud Related news Keywords Insurance fraud James Langton The allegations in the case have not been proven. On February 11, U.S. Marshals arrested the couple in Los Angeles, and they were extradited from Los Angeles to Toronto on July 25 and charged with four counts of fraud. The wife also faces nine counts of uttering a forged document. They are scheduled to appear in court Friday. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Chief of US$800 million fraud sentenced to 20 years read more

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Big Six banks well positioned to weather economic storms

first_imgToronto bank towers justek16/123RF Keywords Banking industryCompanies Fitch Ratings Although downside risks abound and are multiplying, Canada’s Big Six banks are well positioned to confront those emerging challenges, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings Inc.The credit-rating agency points to the growing risks the banks are facing, from long-standing concerns about the Canadian housing market to oil price volatility and the troubled trade environment. Yet, the Big Six banks are “well positioned” to weather these mounting risks and declining economic growth, which Fitch sees moderating to 1.9% in 2019 from 2.1% in 2018. In fiscal 2018, the banks all reported record, or near-record, earnings, Fitch states. Their return on assets also improved over the prior year, and they continue to enjoy “excellent credit quality.”“Over the fiscal year, most of the banks benefited from three policy interest rate hikes totalling 75 [basis points], strong fee income and customer adoption of digital channels,” says Foster Cheng, director, financial institutions, at Fitch.“The Canadian banks remain vulnerable to credit underperformance in housing and the oil markets along with lingering trade tensions with the U.S.,” added Mark Narron, director at Fitch. “Despite these risks, the major banks are adequately positioned from a capital standpoint to weather a moderate economic downturn and unexpected shocks particularly given recent measures by regulators to increase capital buffers.” Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Related news James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgPress Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials 24 April The White HouseVia Teleconference11:01 A.M. EDTMR. ZIENTS: Good morning, and thank you for joining us. Today, Dr. Walensky will provide an update on the state of the pandemic, Dr. Fauci will highlight the latest science, and Dr. Murthy will share an update on our efforts to strengthen vaccine confidence.But first, I want to step back to provide an overview of where we are in our vaccination program, and where we’re headed as we enter our next phase.Our vaccination efforts to date have focused on significantly increasing the pace of vaccination. That required creating the infrastructure — the people and the places — for a first-of-its-kind nationwide vaccination program. It also meant creating sufficient vaccine supply that did not previously exist.We have seen these efforts pay off. We have 75,000 places for Americans to get vaccinated. Importantly, now 90 percent of all Americans live within five miles of a vaccination site. By the end of May, we’ll have enough vaccine supply for every adult who wants one.And thanks to President Biden’s directive, everyone 16 and over is now eligible to get a vaccine. And as we announced on Wednesday, we delivered 200 million shots in less than 100 days — an incredible American achievement.This crucial milestone of 200 million shots in less than 100 days enabled more than 52 percent of adults across the country to have at least one shot. That’s more than 135 million Americans who are on their way to being protected from this virus. And more than 80 percent of invidid- — individuals — sorry — 65 years and older now have at least one shot.Importantly, seniors accounted for 80 percent of COVID deaths. But now, we’ve seen an 80 percent reduction in deaths and a 70 percent reduction in hospitalization among seniors, proving just how effective vaccination is in preventing death and severe disease.This significant progress in a short period of time is a direct result of our deliberate, whole-of-government, wartime effort.So where do we go from here? The next phase of our vaccination program has four key areas of focus. First, we will continue to vaccinate millions of Americans each day. As you can see on our vaccination report, our current seven-day average is 2.9 million shots — nearly 3 million shots per day.Going forward, we expect daily vaccination rates will moderate and fluctuate. We’ve gotten vaccinations to the most at-risk and those most eager to get vaccinated as quickly as possible. And we will continue those efforts, but we know reaching other populations will take time and focus.Second, we will continue to increase accessibility and make it easier and easier for Americans to get a shot. I noted a moment ago that 90 percent of Americans have a vaccine site within five miles of where they live. And we are working with states, businesses, doctors, local pharmacies, and other partners to make it even easier for people across the country to get vaccinated.We took a very important step on this front earlier this week by calling on all employers to give paid time off for vaccination, and announcing a tax credit for small- and medium-sized businesses to do this more easily. No one should lose a single dollar from their paycheck in order to get vaccinated.Further, just as employers are effective at helping Americans get vaccinated, so too are doctors. People look to their doctors for medical information and advice. Estimates show that about 90 percent of doctors have gotten at least one shot, which makes doctors a powerful and important messenger.We are working with doctors to encourage their patients to get vaccinated. And we’re working with states to get primary care providers vaccine doses so more Americans can get vaccinated at their doctor’s office the same way they are accustomed to getting other vaccinations.You will also see us focusing on other ways to make it as easy as possible for Americans to get a shot, including encouraging walk-up availability at pharmacies and other vaccination sites and providing transportation options for those who need them.Third, now that everyone 16 and over is eligible for a free COVID shot across the nation, we are laser focused on educating the public about these lifesaving vaccines. As Americans have seen their friends, family, and neighbors get vaccinated, confidence has increased. And over the coming days and weeks, we will double down on getting the facts to the American people about COVID-19, about the protection vaccines offer, and the critical path vaccines play in us getting back to our normal way of life.To be clear, we have always known strengthening vaccine confidence was key to getting Americans vaccinated. Dr. Murthy will discuss these efforts in more detail, but they include funding for state and community groups, resources for local messengers, and partnerships with key voices to elevate the importance of vaccinations.Finally, as we have since the start of the administration, we continue to place equity at the center of everything we do. We are committed to reaching everyone in our response and ensuring everyone has equitable access to vaccines by expanding our Community Health Center program, deploying more mobile and pop-up clinics, providing transportation options, and meeting people where they are.To that end, we’re opening two new federally-run vaccination sites today in Kentucky, with a combined capacity of 7,000 shots per week.To close, we are excited about the tremendous progress to date and the opportunity ahead of us. Because of the vaccination program we have built, we are further along than many predicted. That’s a very good thing. It means we’re closer to returning to normal.While we know the next phase of the vaccination program will involve improving access, increasing confidence, ensuring equity — it won’t be easy, but neither was getting to 200 million shots in arms in less than 100 days. But we did it. And that’s a cause for a moment of reflection. It’s what America is capable of when we come together and all of us do our part.With that, let me turn it over to Dr. Walensky. Dr. Walensky.DR. WALENSKY: Thank you, Jeff. And good morning, everyone. I’m glad to be back with you again today. Let’s begin with an overview of the data.Yesterday, CDC reported nearly 63,000 cases of COVID-19. Our average seven-day is going down — 62,500 per day. This is a 10 percent drop in average cases from the prior week and a hopeful trend.The seven-day average of admissions is 50 — 5,600, and is just a small increase of 1.6 percent from the prior week.And the seven-day average of daily deaths has decreased slightly to about 691 per day. Again, a number that’s going in the right direction.Today, I’d like to take a moment and celebrate one of the tremendous milestones we, as a country, achieved this week. As of today, 66 percent of the U.S. population age over — 65 and over is now fully vaccinated. This is over 36 million Americans who are protected from COVID-19.And it’s so important that we’re protecting those over age 65. They have borne the brunt of the pandemic and, without a vaccine, are at high risk for severe disease, hospitalization, and death. We are well on our way to have one of our most vulnerable populations fully protected against this deadly virus, and that is a reason to celebrate.This achievement has been the result of combined efforts between CDC, FEMA, and among the human — and the Health Resources and Services Administration or “HRSA”; state governments and private-sector partnerships; and, importantly, you, as individuals who are, one at a time, rolling up your sleeves to get vaccinated.With ongoing partnerships, we are working as quickly as possible to get the rest of the country vaccinated.As we look at the data on vaccine coverage, it’s important for us to dive deeper into what we are seeing across the country.We see on this map that vaccine coverage is not uniform across the country. Please note, we have state-level data but not county-level data for Texas and Hawaii.Otherwise, looking county by county, there are some unsettling gaps in our coverage. Some areas are doing very well with greater than 65 percent coverage for those over the age of 65, as indicated by dark blue; but many areas have far less coverage, less than 47 percent, as indicated by the lightest shaded areas.Because this virus is an opportunist, we anticipate that the areas of lightest vaccine coverage now might be where the virus strikes next. And, with modest protection of our oldest population, many more deaths could ensure.So, while we have some reason to celebrate, we also have the potential, indeed, the need to do more to protect more people now.On the CDC’s Data Tracker website, we provide disease data down to the county level. This allows you to join us and learn how the virus might be spreading in your community, and also what percent of your county is vaccinated. Vaccination is about protecting ourselves from COVID-19. It’s also about protecting those in your community, our family, our friends, and our neighbors.Now that everyone is eligible to receive a vaccine, please help turn your count- — county toward more protection and a darker shade of blue. The healthier our families are, the healthier we will be as a nation.Moving on, I want to share a new study that was published this week by CDC scientists. On Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine published the preliminary findings of post-COVID-19 vaccine surveillance in pregnant persons. Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines did not include pregnant people, leaving us with limited data on the safety of vaccination in pregnant people and babies to date.Through county — country-wide surveillance, using the CDC v-safe app and the v-safe Pregnancy Registry, as well as the Vaccine Adverse Event sys- — Reporting System, we were able to follow over 35,000 pregnant people who were vaccinated.Pregnant people experienced the same side effects as others following vaccination. We were also able to follow, in detail, more than 3,900 pregnant women, and over 800 of whom have completed their pregnancies.Importantly, no safety concerns were observed for people vaccinated in the third trimester or safety concerns for their babies.As such, CDC recommends that pregnant people receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We know that this is a deeply personal decision, and I encourage people to talk to their doctors or primary care providers to determine what is best for them and for their baby.I started today by saying we have many tremendous milestones to celebrate this week. In addition to over 65 percent of Americans over the age of 65 being vaccinated, this is also the week we hit 200 million vaccines in less than 100 days, and the week when all Americans aged 16 and older are eligible for vaccination.I encourage all younger people to follow the example of older Americans and to get vaccinated. And regardless of your age, please be an ambassador for your neighbors and loved ones by encouraging and assisting them to get vaccinated themselves.With that, I’ll turn things over to Dr. Fauci.DR. FAUCI: Thank you very much, Dr. Walensky. So, I’ll switch topics now from vaccines to therapeutics.Can I have the first slide, please?Just three days ago, my colleague and I published a paper in Med, which is a new journal from Cell Press, essentially reviewing the therapeutic landscape. And one of the important points that we made was that the results from one stage of disease should not be extrapolated between disease stages, even though we’re getting more and more candidates that have been shown to have some positive effect in clinical trials.Next slide.Taking this from the guidelines panel that I mentioned to this group at a prior press briefing: If you look at the color-coded boxes on the left, they represent disease severity — from people as outpatients who are not hospitalized, to people who are hospitalized but don’t require supplemental oxygen, to those requiring supplemental oxygen, to those requiring high-flow devices or noninvasive ventilation, to the final most extreme of those requiring mechanical ventilation.And there are different therapies that have either been approved by the FDA or have been given an emergency use authorization or that have common practice like dexamethasone.So again, as I did before, I encourage physicians to check out the treatment guidelines if you have any questions about treatment.Next slide.This slide is interesting because what it tells us — it is — it is now, here, plotting the case-fatality rate over time in the United States and throughout the world. Noting here that the case-fatality rate of individuals has come down, very, very likely due to best practices being implemented — namely, knowing how to — taking care of patients better, but also the introduction of a number of therapies into the care of individuals.Next slide.I showed this at a previous briefing — when you talk about direct antiviral therapies are being targeted against vulnerable points in the replication cycle. And as I mentioned to you a few weeks ago, there are several of these that are now in various stages of trial.But I want to mention, just very briefly today, that there are three new clinical trials that have started over the past week.Next slide.First is a trial called ACTIV-6, which is a randomized, placebo-controll trial that are looking at seven existing prescription and over-the-counter medications that participants will self-administer. We know this is going on in clinical practice. We’re going to try and find out if they actually work. And these include things like vitamin D, fluvoxamine, and others.Next slide.The second trial is a Phase II/III called ACTIV-2, which is an interesting trial of a polyclonal antibody that has been derived from the immunization of transgenic cows that will be placed into a therapeutic protocol involving a number of other agents, as shown on the bottom of this slide.Next slide.And then, finally, there’s a clinical trial of therapeutics for severely ill individuals. It’s randomized. It’s blinded. It’s placebo control. And it’s going to study Zyesami — which is a synthetic version of a vasoactive peptide — and remdesivir alone and in combination against a placebo.So, as you can see, there are a number of things going on right now in the area of therapeutics. And as we go along the weeks and months to come, we’ll be updating you on not only the clinical trials, but any important results that have come.With that, I’ll hand it over to Dr. Murthy.DR. MURTHY: Well, thank you so much, Dr. Fauci. And it’s good to be with all of you again this morning.We know that vaccine confidence has been building in our country since the end of last year, early January. And the vast majority of people in the country now are either vaccinated or want to be vaccinated soon.But with that said, we want to continue very hard our efforts to ensure that we are getting information to people and empowering them with knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccines so that they can ultimately make decisions for themselves and their families and protect themselves from COVID-19.Today, I want to share with you two updates related to our “We Can Do This” public education campaign. The first — building on research that we know shows that people want to ask questions about the vaccine directly to healthcare professionals, including their doctors — we are launching the “We Can Do This: Live,” which is an initiative to connect people with facts on vaccines from medical experts in the places where they already consume content online.So we’re pairing doctors, scientists, and health officials with influencers and organizations with accounts that can reach millions of Americans through events like Instagram Live Q&As and social media account takeovers.Some of the people and organizations who have agreed to share their platforms with us include Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban, from ABC’s “Shark Tank”; Eva Longoria, the actress; Walter Kim, President of the National Association of Evangelicals; and also organizations including NASCAR, the NBA, and the WNBA, and there are many more in this list as well.The goal here is to reach audiences who may not be following the news or government accounts or medical doctors or scientists. And if we put doctors and experts directly into their feeds on the platforms that people are already following, we believe we can help get trusted information from trusted sources to people where they already are. It’s just one more way that we’re seeking to build confidence in the vaccines.The second update I want to share with you is: Several weeks ago, we launched the COVID-19 Community Corps, which is a nationwide grassroots network of health professionals; community organizations; rural, union, and faith leaders; and Americans from all walks of life. And the goal here was to step up and protect our communities with vaccine education and empowerment, working with local partners.Now, the Community Corps continues to grow, and I want to highlight for you some stories that we’ve been hearing about the work from a few of those organizations. One member, Meals on Wheels, is now working with local governments, pharmacies, and other community partners to host vaccination clinics at senior centers and to offer mobile vaccinations to reach those who are homebound.Another member, the Catholic Health Association, is promoting the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines through their #LoveThyNeighbor social media campaign, and they’re disseminating this also through publications and webinars.The National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute — which are both members of the COVID-19 Community — community — they have partnered with the University of Florida’s Center for Public Interest Communications to research what messages work best to communicate about vaccines with manufacturing teams and communities.And on Monday, earlier this week, Dr. Ala Stanford, the founder of Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, spoke with the Corps and with me about her work in Philadelphia testing, informing, and ultimately vaccinating tens of thousands of people in the Philadelphia area.All of this is in addition to the initiatives that we’ve shared with you in the past: the digital and TV and radio campaigns we have to get information out to the public, the more than $3 billion that we are now moving to get to local communities to help support local organizations in their efforts to get people vaccinated.Look, I know that COVID has separated many of us physically, and what’s really encouraging and inspiring to me is just how many people, despite that separation, have actually stepped up to help one another. It’s really what we need now to bring this pandemic to an end.And I know, also, at these briefings, we share with you what the government is doing to address the pandemic, and there’s a lot happening in that department. But to truly turn this pandemic around requires more than government action. It’s going to require each of us to take action as well, not only to protect ourselves, but to protect other people in our lives.I mean, ultimately, I believe that this is one of those moments where we have to decide who we are as a country: Are we 300 million people who happen to live in the same place? Or are we fellow Americans who recognize we’re stronger when we care for and protect one another?And my family and countless other immigrants came to this country, whether it was a few years ago or a few generations ago, because many of us believe that America at its best was a community where people looked out for one another, where they were tied together by common values and common concerns. And I still believe that that’s who we are at our best.And that’s why I’m urging every person in our country not only to get vaccinated, but to go one step further and help the people you love get vaccinated. Make sure they have an appointment, help them get answers to their questions, and lead by example and show them that you are getting vaccinated too.If we do this together, we will turn this pandemic around. And I believe, in the process, we will protect our families, our communities, and our country.Thank you for your time, and we’ll look forward to your questions. Back to you, Jeff.MR. ZIENTS: Well, thank you, Doctors. Let’s open it up for questions.MODERATOR: Thank you, and we only have time for a few questions today, so please keep your questions to one question.Shannon Pettypiece at NBC.Q Hi, so if the pause on the J&J vaccine is lifted but there is this link determined — the committee does determine that there — there is a link with this severe adverse event in the J&J vaccine, even if incredibly rare, how do you see the J&J vaccine fitting into your campaign going forward?Because I know there’s going to be some people who say, “Well, there’s two vaccines that aren’t linked to any rare conditions, so why should we be using the J&J vaccine at all if you have two vaccines that don’t have any, you know, even rare side effect associated with them?”MR. ZIENTS: Dr. Walensky.DR. WALENSKY: Yeah, thank you for that question, Shannon. So, I’m not going to get ahead of the ACIP. We’ve been doing a lot of work over the last week to identify any additional cases, and to do — and to conduct some risk-benefit analysis. And part of that risk-benefit analysis is who would prefer or wouldn’t otherwise have access to two-dose vaccines and really wants the J&J vaccine or would otherwise not get it.That risk-benefit analysis will be presented to the ACIP today. I think the FDA and I both feel strongly — and the CDC feels strongly — that we need to act swiftly after that analysis. But I do think that there’s plenty of people who are interested in the J&J vaccine, if just for convenience, as well as for a single-dose option.MR. ZIENTS: Next question.MODERATOR: Let’s go to Tommy Christopher at Mediaite.Tommy, you’re unmuted.All right, let’s go to the next question. We will go to Josh Wingrove at Bloomberg.Q Hi. Thank you for taking the time. Jeff, can you give us an update, quickly, on Emergent? Is it day or weeks or months before you think that an EUA is possible there?And broadly, can you talk a little bit more about the President’s remarks earlier this week about sharing vaccine doses with other countries?I’m sure you’ve seen, in particular, India is on — is having a terrible time right now. That is a country that has been shipping AstraZeneca doses to other nations, now has quite a problem in its own backyard. Will the U.S. consider now sharing its AstraZeneca doses — which are, of course, not authorized for use here yet — with either countries that would have expected them otherwise from India or to India directly? Thank you.MR. ZIENTS: So in terms of Johnson & Johnson and the Baltimore facility: You know, as we’ve talked about, Josh, this is a process between the FDA and the companies, and we expect J&J to work through this with the FDA. You know, our vaccination program was never built on one vaccine. We have plenty of vaccine supply of Pfizer and Moderna. There are tens of millions of doses already out in the country — of Moderna and Pfizer — ready to be administered. And now, as we’ve talked, about all adults — all individuals 16 and over are eligible for a shot. So we have plenty of vaccine supply to have all adults get vaccinated.As to India, I will first have Dr. Fauci comment on the — on the situation, which I know is a difficult situation — a very difficult situation in India.Dr. Fauci.DR. FAUCI: Yeah. Thank you, Jeff. Yes, obviously, India is going through a very terrible situation right now. They’ve had, yesterday, the largest number of cases that has ever been reported by any country. They have a situation there where there are variants that have arisen. We have not yet fully characterized the variants and the relationship between the ability of the vaccines to protect, but we’re assuming, clearly, that they need vaccines.The CDC is helping out by consulting with them — as they have in other countries in which there are situations — and giving technical assistance. But it is a dire situation that we’re trying to help in any way we can. We just have to see how things go.And obviously, they need to get their people vaccinated because that’s the only way we’re going to turn that around.MR. ZIENTS: Yeah, I’ll just add that we have a longstanding commitment to India’s public health and are, as Dr. Fauci said, working closely with them in the COVID-19 response. The Quad partnership and team is providing assistance across government to the country.And, you know, this is a global pandemic, and India demonstrates the risk of what can happen if we don’t get the pandemic under control everywhere. And it’s why we made the biggest investment in COVAX and we are committed to sharing vaccine supply. As our confidence around our supply increases, we will explore those options.Next question.MODERATOR: Last question —DR. FAUCI: The thing, Jeff, that’s important is that early on, when we were not seeing countries in the — lower- and middle-income countries that didn’t have as many infections, that people would say, “Maybe there’s something special about climate, about this, about the youth.” I think what this is telling us — in Africa and in India — that when you have a global pandemic, it is a global pandemic and there are no countries that are really safe from it.MR. ZIENTS: Next question.MODERATOR: Last question. Let’s go to Brenda Goodman at WebMD.Q Hi. Thanks for taking my question. Jeff, you described a lot of the things that the government is doing to try to help make vaccinations more accessible for people. And I’m wondering if there’s been any discussion as — speaking in economic terms, as the market kind of becomes saturated for vaccinate — for vaccines for people who want them, if you’ve discussed offering any incentives, financial or otherwise, to help kind of move the movable middle — people that might be on the fence?MR. ZIENTS: Well, I think the — the incentives here are clear: These vaccines save people’s lives. And we talked about the decrease — the 80 percent decrease in deaths for people over 65. That’s so critical because, sadly, people over 65 accounted for 80 percent of COVID deaths. There’s also been a 70 percent decrease in hospitalization. So we need to make sure that vaccines are accessible and easy to find and to get your shot — convenient.At the same time, we need to continue to build vaccine confidence, as Dr. Murthy talked about; answer questions about safety and efficacy; and make sure that we continue to have equity at the center of everything that we do. But I think the case for getting vaccinated is compelling. We need to make sure that people have the information that they need to make that decision, and that hopefully people get vaccinated as soon as possible now that it is everybody 16 and older’s turn to get vaccinated.Thank you for joining today. And we look forward to briefing next week.11:32 A.M. EDTTo view the COVID Press Briefing slides, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/COVID-Press-Briefing_23April2021-_for-transcript.pdf /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). 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Infrastructure Projects Supercharge Regional Recovery

first_imgInfrastructure Projects Supercharge Regional Recovery VIC PremierCommunities across regional and rural Victoria will benefit from new infrastructure projects as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s investment in developments that help towns continue to thrive.Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the historic Bullarto Train Station Tourist Precinct in central Victoria to announce a new suite of projects funded through the Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.Hepburn Shire has received a $500,000 grant to help redevelop the station. The project includes construction of a replica of the original 1930s station building, bringing to life the history of rail and providing an additional tourist destination for the region.Historic rail motors were used at Bullarto Station between the late 1920s and early 1990s. The redevelopment plan envisions rail motors bringing visitors to town from Daylesford through the Wombat State Forest.The restored platform and gardens at the station, along with new amenities, will welcome passengers as they disembark from the train. Detailed planning is underway between the Hepburn Shire and the Daylesford Country Spa Rail.Bullarto’s redevelopment is just one of a range of projects to be announced in coming weeks, as part of the Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Labor Government’s flagship $156 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, helping businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, supporting community projects and backing councils to build the infrastructure that locals and visitors need.The stimulus round aims to revitalise local economies as they recover from the global pandemic, and works to create more jobs while improving tourism and community infrastructure.The fund is key to the Labor Government’s $8 billion investment across regional and rural Victoria unveiled in the Victorian Budget 2020/21 to support communities to come back stronger than ever.The second round of the fund’s program is due to open for applications from 16 June. Under this competitive round, local regional and rural councils will be invited to apply for grants.Information and guidelines for the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at rdv.vic.gov.au.As stated by Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas“This round of the Regional Infrastructure Fund will support the recovery of communities across our state and ensure Victoria continues to have our nation’s most vibrant regional economies.”“The Bullarto Station Tourist Precinct is a drawcard that will contribute to the region’s visitor economy, creating more jobs for the region.” “We are delighted to support this important project as part of our commitment to make regional Victoria an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.” /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:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, building, Bullarto, community, Daylesford, Economy, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, pandemic, project, regional development, tourism, Victoria, Wombatlast_img read more

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What’s that noise coming from my car?

first_imgYour Corner Wrench: Brake noises so loud you can’t think?But if you’ve got a good ear, try turning on heavy electrical demand accessories and units to increase the alternator’s load. Turn on the headlamps, rear defroster and seat heaters (if equipped) at the same time while listening to the running engine.  If the noise changes, you may have an alternator bearing on the way out.Air conditioning compressors can also be a source of engine whining noise. They can easily be activated and deactivated (even in cold weather) by selecting the ‘max A/C’ setting. The problem with diagnosing a bearing or pulley noise from an A/C compressor is that even when they’re not running, they have a pulley that continues to turn. It has its own bearings in addition to the bearings internal to the compressor.Water pumps can also create bearing noises and usually, by the time their bearings are gone far enough to hear, they usually develop a noticeable amount of play. So with the engine off, locate the water pump pulley and try to move it.  If you can easily move the pulley any more than a fraction of an inch, the pump is likely in need of replacement. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS If a treated belt and/or steering shuffle don’t bring any noticeable changes to the whining sound, you may be dealing with a noisy alternator. Unless you have a battery/charging system tester, it’s hard to apply a load to these systems to see if the noise changes.RELATED PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca 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” Don’t forget: Electric cooling fans as a source of unwanted noise.  This would be especially apparent if the noise only occurs during stop-and-go driving, when the fans are likely to be activated by higher coolant temperatures. Shops can use special diagnosis equipment to activate cooling fans for testing. A skilled technician can achieve the same effect by disconnecting the fan motor(s) to apply direct battery voltage to its terminals. See More Videos RELATED TAGSGMCNon-LuxurySafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Trending in Canadacenter_img Noises have to be one of the biggest peeves owners have about their vehicles. If it’s one that isn’t easily identifiable, that can drive the frustration level right round the bend. Engine pulley and belt noises need to be heeded (like many other automotive cacophonies) to avoid a breakdown or a more expensive repair bill.When a whining noise starts under the hood, most drivers automatically assume a new belt is needed. That might be correct, but not always: Eliminating the belt as a cause is as easy as squirting it with a shot of silicone spray, or even water. If the noise temporarily goes away when the belt is treated, that’s most likely the problem.Another helpful do-it-yourself diagnosis is to check the power steering fluid level. If it’s low and the whining noise changes noticeably when the steering is moved back and forth, the pump may be running low. Leave a power steering pump low on fluid and you can end up ruining the pump and risk damaging the steering gear itself. These systems don’t have too much fluid volume, so being even as little as half a litre low can cause problems. advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Hear a weird, squeaky noise under the hood? It could be anything, from worn drive belts to an alternator on its way out.  Supplied / iStock.com We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Scott Ades Joins Dalla Terra Winery Direct as President

first_imgEmail Previous articleJerry Lohr Becomes the Third Person in the History of the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards to Be Honored as an “American Wine Legend”Next articleAtlas Wine Launches New Communication Strategy for “Omen” Brand Press Release Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Scott Ades Joins Dalla Terra Winery Direct as PresidentIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessScott Ades Joins Dalla Terra Winery Direct as PresidentBy Press Release – November 10, 2016 151 0 TAGSDalla Terra Winery DirectpeopleScott Ades Share Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Facebook Advertisement(November 10, 2016; Napa, Calif.)— Dalla Terra Winery Direct® founder Brian Larky is pleased to introduce wine industry veteran Scott Ades as the new president of the company. Ades was most recently COO of The Winebow Group, where he spent more than 11 years building his reputation as one of the most respected managers in the wine business. Ades will replace former president Dave Holt as he transitions into the role of President Emeritus.“Dave and I are excited about bringing Scott on board. Scott embodies what we value most about Dalla Terra—our spirit and culture. Scott puts people first, which has always been the credo of Dalla Terra and the ethic that has set us apart. His passion for the wine business, combined with his business and financial acumen, makes him the ideal choice for our organization,” says Larky.“I can’t think of anyone in our industry who would be more suited for this position than Scott. His knowledge, experience and personality will take Dalla Terra to a new level,” says Holt.“I’m thrilled to join such a great group of people—from the high quality family-owned producers to the passionate group that makes up the Dalla Terra team,” says Ades. “Having worked with Dalla Terra for several years as its distribution partner on the East Coast, I have always admired the team, its leaders and its business model, and look forward to helping the company continue to thrive.”Ades holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He will be based on the East Coast.Holt will remain on board to oversee Ades’ assimilation into Dalla Terra and serve on the Board of Directors.About Dalla Terra Winery Direct®The Dalla Terra Winery Direct® roster reads like a who’s who of some of the most esteemed family-owned wineries in Italy. Each producer has played a major role in the significant strides Italy has made over the last twenty years in improving the quality of its wines. Dalla Terra Winery Direct® is changing the nature of the wine importing and distribution business. The company’s unique business model skips the national importer level in the three-tier distribution system, allowing U.S. distributors to buy directly from the producer. Dalla Terra’s business model offers a more efficient, economical and consumer-friendly way of shipping, distributing and marketing wine, eliminating on average 20- to 25% in markups on each bottle. While Dalla Terra’s services are sought after by winemakers all over Italy because of the company’s economically competitive edge, producers are also attracted by the company’s commitment to highlighting individuality by choosing to work with only a few top producers from each wine-growing region in Italy. Founder Brian Larky considers each of the producers he works with part of a roundtable on innovation and quality, at which each producer has a voice. In 2009, Wine Enthusiast nominated Dalla Terra for Importer of the Year for its annual Wine Star Awards. On January 24, 2011, Larky was inducted into the Italian Trade Commission’s Wines of Italy Hall of Fame at the opening reception for Vino 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY. This marks the highest level of distinction presented by the Italian government to wine industry leaders. For more information on Dalla Terra and the wineries they work with, go to www.dallaterra.com or call 707.259.5405.Advertisement last_img read more

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Curious Wine Spots You Must Explore in Cape Town, South Africa

first_imgTwitter AdvertisementCape Town, 14 May 2018: The Cape is world-renowned for its wines and wine culture, but there’s more to wine production and tasting than meets the eye. An innovative wine tourism industry has set the bar to international standards, and there are some experiences and attractions not to be missed this winter, says Avukile Mabombo, Group Marketing Manager, Protea Hotels by Marriott and African Pride Hotels, who is encouraging visitors and locals to “wander more”:Wine is a living, breathing advertisement for the country. After all, you open the bottle and inhale the mysterious fragrance of a place you may never have seen, and for wine enthusiasts that’s the impetus to book a trip to find out why a deep red is loaded with berry scents, while a playful white might have the twin scents of melon and pear.With the city having been named “Best city in the world for restaurants and bars” in the Telegraph Readers’ Poll, it’s clear that we’re ideally placed to shape our visitors’ experiences with two of the most important travelling senses, taste and smell.The taste of timeThe oldest vine in the city is situated in the heart of the CBD at the Heritage Hotel in Heritage Square. It was planted in 1771 and is still capable of producing small, but exclusive, amounts of wine. It was recently harvested by Signal Hill vineyard and is said to provide around 20 litres of wine. Signal Hill is known as the only urban winery in South Africa, sourcing and producing wines just a few hundred metres from where they were first grown in the country.The Constantia and Steenberg RouteThe Constantia-Steenberg Wine Route is tucked tastefully between the world-renowned homes of the suburbs and the gentle lower slopes of the Table Mountain Range. Here, the oldest continuously-operated wine farm in South Africa has its home: Groot Constantia offers a sense of nobility when visiting, as it should – having royalty as fans of its produce. Napoleon himself enjoyed the famed Grand Constance wine. The Estate has a large preserved building as a museum that houses artifacts and treasures of a bygone era. Wine and chocolate pairings are offered there, along with cellar tours, but it’s also pleasant to stroll on the grounds with the baboons frolicking in the distance.Further afield, there’s the Green Belt, a lush, verdant walking spot enjoyed by families with their dogs, horses and riders and runners. It gives the impression of being deep in the countryside, and yet it’s just a few minutes away from Constantia Village, where the local jet set do their shopping and socialising over tea and cake. It’s a popular suburb for people who enjoy an active lifestyle, from running to mountain biking.On Sundays when the weather is pleasant, vintage and sports car fanatics will be seen cruising through the avenues, enjoying the breeze and the views. You can head down to the Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek for the day.There are shuttle tours, buses and easy access to these; you don’t have to travel for hours to enjoy them, and there’s so much to see and do that it can take a surprising amount of time to explore.Durbanville is the gateway to the rolling farmlands of the Boland, and it’s a multi-faced neighbourhood. As an IT hub, it is home to tech-savvy business people and conference centres and it’s minutes away from Tygervalley Shopping Centre and is host to many shops and restaurants of its own. One minute you can be driving through rows of neat houses with colourful gardens, the next you are looking over rolling hills with their ranks of vines, the Durbanville Rose Garden or the local golf course.Music festivals, food fairs, markets and events entice locals to spend the day at the vineyards, with tasting the intense, fruit-driven wines being an obvious priority, but there is plenty for families to do, too. Apart from wine, there are olives, chocolate, toffee, and even Craft beer and biltong tastings to enjoy.It is in close proximity to the airport and main routes to the beaches of Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand and the inner CBD of Cape Town.The distant towns of Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay are unusual in that they’re relatively capable of existing in isolation and yet they are officially part of Greater Cape Town.There are more than 20 wine farms make up the Helderberg Wine Route around Somerset West, which is at the bottom of Sir Lowry’s Pass – the gateway to Cape Town, and the region is known for its red wines, Chardonnays and sparkling wines. Well-known historical farms such as Vergelegen, Morgenster, Waterkloof and Lourensford are part of this area’s charm; many of the old manor houses have been converted into picturesque guest houses and lodges. There are also regular markets, festivals and events at the wine farms along the route, with many restaurants to choose from.The Helderberg Nature Reserve extends from the back gardens of the last houses on the town’s edge all the way up over the Helderberg Mountain that overlooks False Bay. There are multiple walking trails and a variety of picnic spots. The reserve has plenty of visitor information and is known for the resources it provides to school children for projects and themes.Cape Town is the perfect place to enjoy a culinary experience that takes you into history and across many cultures.Avukile Mabombo is Group Marketing Manager of Protea Hotels by Marriott.About Protea Hotels by MarriottProtea Hotels by Marriott® is the leading hospitality brand in Africa and it is one of the most widely recognized brands on the continent with over 90 hotels throughout South Africa and seven other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana and Uganda amongst others. Protea Hotels by Marriott® is ideal for both business and leisure travellers by offering properties in primary and secondary business centres and desirable leisure destinations.  Each hotel offers modern facilities, proactive and friendly service and consistent amenities such as full service restaurants, meeting spaces, complimentary Wi-Fi, and well-appointed rooms, ensuring global standards for a high quality, relaxed and successful stay. Protea Hotels by Marriott® is the winner of 8 Coolest Hotel Group awards in the Sunday Times Generation Next surveys, the winner of the Ask Africa South African Customer Service Award 2013 and Icon Brand 2015, and the winner of the Hotels category in the Ask Afrika 2015/2016 Youth Brands Survey.  The hotel group was bought by Marriott International in April 2014 and forms part of Marriott’s global brand portfolio made up of 30 leading brands that operate more than 6,000 hotels in 122 countries. Protea Hotels by Marriott® is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer.For more information, visit proteahotels.comAbout Marriott International, Inc. Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,500 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 127 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.Advertisement Pinterest Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Curious Wine Spots You Must Explore in Cape Town, South AfricaIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessCurious Wine Spots You Must Explore in Cape Town, South AfricaBy Press Release – May 14, 2018 54 0 TAGSConsumerSouth Africa Previous articleThe First Smart Wine Aerator Ends Its Crowdfunding Campaign and Raises More Than $120,000Next articleWestwood Estate Wines Selects Silverado Farming Company to Oversee Annadel Gap Vineyard Press Release Share Facebook ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

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2nd Supplementary Estimates to Reflect Major Cuts

first_imgRelated2nd Supplementary Estimates to Reflect Major Cuts By Allan Brooks, JIS Senior Reporter 2nd Supplementary Estimates to Reflect Major Cuts Finance & Public ServiceFebruary 9, 2012 Advertisements Related2nd Supplementary Estimates to Reflect Major Cuts Related2nd Supplementary Estimates to Reflect Major Cuts FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance, Planning and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, said that the  2nd Supplementary Estimates for the 2011/12 financial year, will be tabled in the House of Representatives on February 21. The budget adjustments, he said, will see sharp reductions in expenditure for 2011/12, which will carry over into 2012/13. He noted however that even with the contraction in expenditure, there will be measures to protect the “most vulnerable,” with funds utilised from state agencies and existing programmes to generate employment. This will result in the identification of some “$4 billion for the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP),” he stated.   Dr. Phillips was addressing Wednesday’s (Feb. 8) Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, said the cuts are based on the fact that there were a number of missed targets, with a financing gap of about $10 billion. He informed that the five per cent primary surplus target for the current fiscal year will not be met; tax revenues are projected to be down by $14.6 billion, which is 6.6 per cent below the revised target, with indications of a continuation of the shortfall through to March 2012. He also disclosed that revenue and grants are estimated to end up at $25.1 billion, which is 7. 2 per cent below revised estimate. The shortfall, he said, is “because of the inflows from the IMF (International Monetary Fund) programme, which will not be forthcoming, and there was no disbursement of programme grant receipts from the European Union (EU) due to the delay in the Standby Agreement (SBA) review.” The Minister also stated that there had been additional expenditure demands, such as amounts allocated for the holding of General Elections in December 2011 and the purchase of vehicles for the security forces, while there were additional recurrent costs including Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) overruns. He further mentioned commitment fees on loans for additional buses and the seven per cent public sector wage settlement, which was not included in the original 2011/2012 budget and which contributed to a $7.2 billion increase in ‘Wages and Salaries’ from $133.83 billion to $141.05 billion in the revised estimates. With respect to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), the Minister informed that in December 2011, these entities “reported recurrent expenditure arrears of $5.3 billion, with electricity, including street lights, and drugs and medical supplies being the main contributors to these outstanding amounts. On the capital side, there were arrears, as at January 2012, of some $7. 7 billion including JDIP overrun of some $2. 2 billion, and revenue shortfall of $5.2 of billion from Clarendon Alumina Productions (CAP). Stating that the fiscal deficiencies will negatively impact the new budget, the Minister stated that “given the fiscal challenges in the 2011/12 financial year, the greater portion of these arrears will be rolled forward into the 2012/13 financial year. This will result in significantly reduced capacity for new expenditures in 2012/13.”last_img read more

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