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Standard Chartered executive warning over Brexit jobs exodus

whatsapp Standard Chartered executive warning over Brexit jobs exodus Jessica Clark whatsapp Sunday 19 August 2018 2:18 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Heraldmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeNovelodgeMan Pulls Hidden String In Scottsdale And Discovers Secret Room Filled With…NovelodgeAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorVitaminewsDavid Bowie’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman Ever ExistedVitaminews Share A Standard Chartered executive has warned that more jobs could leave the UK after Brexit. Europe and Americas regional chief executive Tracey Clarke said UK headquartered banks could be forced to move more jobs to mainland Europe than originally planned in a bid to meet banking compliance rules. Standard Chartered has been waiting around nine months to receive a banking licence.”Because we were one of the first there was no precedent for us, or for them. It’s been a learning process on both sides,” Clarke told PA.Read more: EBRD plans to remain in London after Brexit The bank is planning to convert its office in Frankfurt into its European base to retain access to the market after the UK leaves the EU. Read more: Mayor of London warns capital must prepare for no-deal BrexitThe European Central Bank has said it will not allow companies to have a presence in a country in name only. Clarke told the Press Association: “For us, it still won’t be hundreds more people because of the size and scale of our business, so you might be talking a few more for us.”But if they’re taking this approach with all other banks who are much bigger than we are in terms of their European business, that could be more significant.” More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com read more


With $350 monthly internet bills, Y-K Delta residents face high hurdle for connectivity

first_imgScience & Tech | Southwest | WesternWith $350 monthly internet bills, Y-K Delta residents face high hurdle for connectivityMarch 4, 2021 by Greg Kim, KYUK – Bethel Share:A tower that is part of GCI’s TERRA network in Western Alaska. (Courtesy of GCI)This is the first of a two-part series on internet access in Western AlaskaEarl Atchak, a traditional mask maker in Chevak, said that he normally pays around $350 a month for internet access.“But sometimes that can almost double,” Atchak said.In Chevak, 100 gigabytes of internet service from United Utilities, Inc. costs $299.99 a month. That’s not including the steep price incurred by going over that limit. Where Atchak lives, the cost of his internet is a third of the average person’s income. The median income per capita in the Kusilvak Census Area is under $1,000 per month.But Atchak said that he doesn’t see any other option than to continue paying. That’s because while villages are locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic, he still needs to see his family and sell his artwork.“When we need to communicate with our children, when we need that face time, when we need to sell a product online, when we need to make a ticket to our hospital appointment in Anchorage, who cares that we’re paying double?” Atchak said. “They can charge whatever they want and it’s not even fair.”UUI is a subsidiary of GCI, which built the network that provides internet service for nearly all of Western Alaska. GCI Spokesperson Heather Handyside said that the high price of internet service in this region is because the network was so expensive to build. She said that the TERRA project, which began in 2010 and was completed in 2017, cost GCI $287 million out of its own pocket, in addition to a $44 million government subsidy.“That’s a huge investment to connect those 45,000 people,” Handyside said.Other Y-K Delta residents say that the high cost of internet access is not even the main problem. In some cases, there is no internet regardless of how much people are willing to pay.In December 2020, Akiachak Limited, a company that provides electricity, fuel, groceries, and check cashing for its village, reached its 100 gigabyte limit with UUI. President Jason George said that the company was using more data because it was holding its meetings online due to the pandemic. The company was able to pay overage fees to use another 25 gigabytes, but after that George said that the internet stopped working.“I don’t see why they have to shut off the internet. We pay our bills every month, and they should know that,” George said.Handyside said that the internet is not actually ever shut off. But she said that after customers in certain communities buy an extra $200 of data on top of their monthly package, they’re limited from purchasing any more until the next month and their internet is slowed to 512 kilobytes per second. That’s 20 times slower than normal service in Akiachak, and nearly 2,000 times slower than what GCI offers without a data limit in Anchorage. George said that at that speed, it’s essentially the same as being shut off.“You just couldn’t even get a page loaded,” George said.For the last week in December, George’s company had to relearn how to do everything without the internet. Employees couldn’t email vendors that Akiachak Limited buys from. Credit card transactions had to go through the phone line, which took minutes instead of seconds. Plus, the company’s end-of-year accounting process was delayed.John Wallace runs a company that provides IT support for Akiachak Limited and other small companies and tribes in Western Alaska.“The internet has become a lifeline for business. Internet now is like electricity,” Wallace said.During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Communications Commission approved a subsidy to help households that are low-income or live on Native American land pay for internet access. But Wallace said that doesn’t help companies like Akiachak Limited that can easily run through their allotment of high-speed internet.“It may cost you less, but you still don’t have internet,” Wallace said.Handyside said that the imposed internet slowdowns are due to technology limitations in remote Alaska. In metropolitan areas like Anchorage, customers can connect to the internet through fiber-optic cables, which can transport huge amounts of data very quickly. But Handyside said that fiber hasn’t reached many remote parts of Alaska.“When you get further out, you can’t build fiber either because the distance, or the cost, or the heavily regulated lands that are surrounding a lot of rural Alaska. You have to have a different strategy,” said Handyside.Handyside explained that GCI’s network of over 100 towers in Western Alaska use microwaves to relay internet signals from villages back to places that are connected to fiber internet.“Microwave is also very fast, but the capacity can be limited,” Handyside said. “In some communities, especially the more remote communities, we simply don’t have additional capacity available to provide.”Some companies are now promising to add additional internet capacity in places like remote Alaska. Those solutions don’t use microwave towers or the fiber-optic network, but use newer kinds of satellites, and they may be coming as soon as this year.Share this story:last_img read more


People / Eric Erbacher rejoins Chapman Freeborn as Russi Batliwala steps up a rung

first_imgMr Batliwala said: “It has been an incredible journey since I arrived in 1987, and transitioning from CEO to chairman allows me a different perspective on the business and provides an opportunity to add value in a new way.“We are at a very exciting time in our history, because we have new owners who want to invest in the growth of the business. Already, one year on, as part of the Avia Solutions Group, it has proved to be a perfect fit for us.“I’ve known Eric [Erbacher] for almost 30 years. He’s a true professional and, most importantly, he’s someone who understands our business.”Mr Erbacher said: “Our group has worked hard and relentlessly to build beneficial relationships with all parts of the supply chain, in order to help our clients with creative and tailored solutions. We will continue to differentiate ourselves and focus on the end result of our services – the ultimate customer experience.“This is of course a challenging time for the aviation industry, especially because of the Covid-19 situation, but we believe we have the confidence, capability and backing required at Chapman Freeborn to continue providing our clients best-in-class service.” By Alex Lennane 07/10/2020 Air charter broker Chapman Freeborn has appointed Russi Batliwala as chairman, while former executive Eric Erbacher becomes chief executive.Mr Batliwala joined Chapman Freeborn some 33 years ago, rising to CEO in 2009.Mr Erbacher rejoins from Cargolux, where he worked for more than four years, most recently as director charter services & ACMI. Prior to that he spent three years at Chapman Freeborn as regional director Asia.Chapman Freeborn was bought by Avia Solutions a year ago and has, since, added Arcus Air Logistics to its portfolio and increased its 747 fleet via its Magma Aviation subsidiary.last_img read more


Forget Trump. These folks came to the Republican convention to talk obesity

first_img @megkesh BusinessForget Trump. These folks came to the Republican convention to talk obesity Related: The newer experimental drug beloranib, made by Zafgen in Boston, ran into safety problems, too; just this week, the company announced it was dropping work on the product after two patients died in clinical trials.But there are about 10 weight loss drugs that are sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration — and many physicians would like to see them deployed more effectively to treat obesity.Coverage, however, is often denied because “almost all insurers refer to obesity medications as ‘lifestyle’ medications,” said Dr. Eileen Seeholzer, director of weight loss surgery and weight management at Cleveland’s MetroHealth Medical Center.After all, the American Medical Association only recognized obesity as a disease in 2013.“Almost no one has access to effective FDA-approved medications,” Kahan said. “This is the biggest challenge we have to work on: We’re handcuffed.”For the most part, patients must pay for obesity medications out of pocket, Kahan said. Older, generic drugs like phentermine and phendimetrazine might just cost $30 to $40 per month, he said. Newer ones — like Qsymia and Belviq — tend to run $100 to $250 per month. Novo Nordisk’s obesity drug Saxenda, which is earmarked for use in morbidly obese patients, tends to run about $1,000 per month.A question of costWhile drug companies have set up rebate programs and assistance programs to help offset some of the costs for patients, it’s not enough to generate massive sales of the drugs. Getting insurers on board could help.“We’re hopeful that if this bill passes it will have a positive impact on commercial insurance as well — and [will get] obesity medications covered more broadly,” said Curtis Oltmans, corporate vice president and general counsel of Novo Nordisk.Panelists argued that giving more patients access to obesity drugs would lower health care costs overall.Seeholzer, for instance, mentioned a patient who began an obesity drug, and then was able to discontinue four other drugs, for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heartburn, and diabetes. “And now she won’t get sick,” she said. “Weirdly, we’re waiting for people to get sick, and then band-aiding, and wondering why our results are less than we hope for.”The Medicare coverage bill has 158 cosponsors in the House and 12 in the Senate — with equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans, said Brian Branton, senior director of federal government affairs at Novo Nordisk. While there’s likely not enough time left to get it passed in this session, he said he has high hopes it will pass next year. The main hesitation he sees in lawmakers, he said, is concern about the cost of covering the drugs.“Our argument with policy makers: You could spend the money up front to treat obesity, or you could spend the money in the end — but if things keep going the way they are, it’ll bankrupt the country,” Branton said.This story has been updated to include information about the physicians’ ties to the obesity pill industry. About the Author Reprints M. Spencer Green/AP Over a lunch of turkey bacon and quinoa, organizers showcased patients who talked about their struggles with obesity and their pain at the perception that they simply lack the willpower to diet.“You leave your home, you’re walking down the sidewalk, and someone yells out of a passing car, ‘You big fat whale!’ and you keep walking,” said Patty Nece, a patient advocate. “That’s willpower.”Dr. Deborah Horn, medical director of the University of Texas Center of Obesity Medicine, said society extends far more sympathy to cancer patients and people with HIV, though obesity afflicts more Americans each year and can lead to dire health consequences. “In policy, how do we get the same level of compassion and support in obesity?” Horn said.Both Horn and Kahan have extensive ties to the obesity pill industry.Kahan received $259,644 last year from industry — primarily companies making obesity drugs, including $108,423 from Novo Nordisk, according to the federal Open Payments database. Horn received $83,675 in 2015 — with $51,060 of that coming from Novo Nordisk.A touch of celebrity dazzleThe event steered clear of partisan politics, though there was a bit of celebrity razzle dazzle as organizers brought in actor Billy Baldwin (who is no fan of Donald Trump) to introduce the panel. After that, though, it was heavy on policy, with a clear focus on getting the Obesity Act passed.Providers argued that the bill could help change the treatment paradigm for obesity — allowing patients to try drugs to help them lose weight before resorting to more extreme measures like bariatric surgery.Drug makers like Novo Nordisk, which stamped its brand on many of the brochures at the panel, like the bill too. Pharmaceutical companies have had an unexpectedly tough time selling a new wave of weight loss medications — and are eager for private and public insurers to start paying for the drugs.Why is covering obesity medication verboten? When the Medicare Part D bill was signed into law in 2003, the country was recovering from a series of weight loss drugs — fen-phen in particular — that wound up harming patients. That reputation still lingers — which is one reason why drug makers like Arena Pharmaceuticals and Orexigen Therapeutics have stagnating sales. “That kind of blanket exclusion is unscientific and counterproductive,” said Dr. Scott Kahan, a physician at Johns Hopkins University and director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness. “As a policy standard, it’s really silly, for the lack of a better word.”Along with Novo Nordisk, which happens to make a pricey obesity medication, sponsors of the event included patient advocates and physicians. They urged an audience of about 50 people, mostly of congressional staff and policy advocates to work toward passing the “Treat and Reduce Obesity Act,” a bipartisan bill that would allow Medicare to cover both medications and behavioral therapy.advertisement Biotech Correspondent Meghana covers biotech and contributes to The Readout newsletter. Drug makers struggle to revive interest in anti-obesity pills once seen as surefire hits By Meghana Keshavan July 21, 2016 Reprints [email protected] Once-promising obesity drug is scrapped after patient deaths CLEVELAND — The main hall at the Republican National Convention has been ringing all week with talk about terrorism, immigration, and national security.But in a side venue on Wednesday, a small crowd gathered to talk about a more intimate topic: obesity.Pharma giant Novo Nordisk cosponsored the “Rethink Obesity” panel here, and plans to cohost a similar event during the Democratic convention next week in Philadelphia. The goal: To push lawmakers to enact a bill, pending in Congress, that would lift a longstanding ban on Medicare paying for obesity medication.advertisement Related: Tags Congressdrug makersobesity Meghana Keshavanlast_img read more


‘We didn’t even get the crumbs off the table’, fumes TD on National Development Plan

first_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook ‘We didn’t even get the crumbs off the table’, fumes TD on National Development Plan Facebook Pinterest TAGSDeputy Sean FlemingNational Development Plan Twitter Twitter Pinterest By Steven Miller – 23rd February 2018 Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The National Development Plan which outlines capital investment for the entire Country, announced by the Government last week, is a major set back for Laois, a local TD has claimed. “Portlaoise and Laois have been ignored in this plan,” says Deputy Sean Fleming. “Development in the county will have to occur through the hard work and endeavour of people in Co. Laois, in spite of the Government rather than with the assistance of the Government.“Shockingly, there is no investment listed for the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.  The Government has listed several hospitals in many other locations for capital investment.  “The decision to specifically exclude Portlaoise sends a very bad signal for the future of the hospital.  This must be corrected immediately.“Designating Athlone as a special area for development in the Midland Region means the IDA and Enterprise Ireland will concentrate on Athlone for future investment and job creation and it will make our work even harder in Co. Laois to bring much needed investment into the county.“When it came to Laois in this National Development Plan; we did not even get the crumbs off the table we got the stale crumbs off the table,” added Deputy Fleming. “The Government has announced the building of a mental health unit in Portlaoise, the construction of which is well underway. “They announced the road extension from the Abbeyleix road to the Timahoe road in Portlaoise for which funding had already being announced and the work is already scheduled to commence.  “They mentioned a new Courthouse which is already at the final stage of approval and they also mentioned work in the old Portlaoise Prison which has been ongoing for some time.“Finally, they mentioned that they will assist in the design of a renewal project for the town centre of Portlaoise.  While this announcement is very welcome, it is a tiny contribution for the entire county compared with the vast investment programmes for every other county in the country.”SEE ALSO – Sports Direct confirms new Portlaoise store opening Home News ‘We didn’t even get the crumbs off the table’, fumes TD on… News Council Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Community Rugby WhatsApp Previous articleLaois camogie Volunteer of the Year honoured in Croke ParkNext articleSnowfall in Laois of up to 30 cm predicted next week Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point.last_img read more


Canadian high-yield bond covenants deteriorate: Moody’s

first_img “While Canadian high-yield bonds are still more protective than those issued by U.S. companies, the covenant quality of Canadian high-yield bonds is following the same negative trend we have seen in the U.S.,” says Ed Sustar, vice president and senior credit officer at Moody’s. “In terms of investor protections, Canadian and U.S. high-yield bonds are converging.” Moody’s measures bond covenant quality on a five-point scale, with 1.0 representing the strongest investor protections and 5.0, the weakest. It says that its average covenant quality score for Canadian high-yield bonds is sitting at 3.71 this year through November, compared with 3.55 in 2013. For the U.S., the score is 3.89 so far this year, up 3.74 last year. The rating agency says that covenants on Canadian high-yield bonds weakened across three of the six key risk areas that it assesses as part of its covenant scoring. It says that the score for the “liens subordination” component deteriorated the most this year, declining to 3.86 through November from 3.12 in 2013. And, it says that the scores for the “debt incurrence” and “change-of-control” components both weakened modestly. Moody’s also reports that Canadian high-yield bonds sold in the domestic market have offered slightly better investor protections than those sold to U.S. investors over the past four years. It says that the average covenant quality of bonds sold in Canada was 3.36, compared with 3.53 for those sold in the U.S. “Canadian high-yield bonds sold domestically scored stronger across most of our key risk categories,” Sustar says. “Nonetheless, we expect the credit quality between domestic and cross-border bonds to converge as the domestic market develops.” U.S. high-yield default rate on the rise: Fitch James Langton Related news High-yield bonds face Covid-19 fallout Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Canada’s high-yield firms bested U.S. counterparts in pandemic: Moody’s Keywords High yield bonds The investor protection provisions of Canadian high-yield bonds are deteriorating, and bond covenant quality is more closely resembling the U.S. market, reports Moody’s Investors Service. The rating agency says, in a new report, that Canadian high-yield bond covenants have deteriorated over the past four years; and, the gap between Canadian and U.S. bond covenant quality is narrowing. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more


Annual Corporate Area Farm Show, Agrofest 2009, Big Success This Year

first_imgRelatedAnnual Corporate Area Farm Show, Agrofest 2009, Big Success This Year Annual Corporate Area Farm Show, Agrofest 2009, Big Success This Year AgricultureMay 28, 2009 RelatedAnnual Corporate Area Farm Show, Agrofest 2009, Big Success This Year RelatedAnnual Corporate Area Farm Show, Agrofest 2009, Big Success This Yearcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant, says that agriculture remains Jamaica’s best hope for stimulating economic recovery and overcoming the current global crisis.Senator Grant said, however, that for the sector to achieve full potential, there is a need for the coming together of stakeholders, including the JAS, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).“Once we can come together, put aside our political biases and aim at working together for the common good, we can achieve success,” Senator Grant said in his speech to Saturday’s Agrofest 2009, the Corporate Area’s annual agricultural show at the Jamaica College grounds on Hope Road, Kingston.The show was staged by the JAS Kingston and St. Andrew Association of Branch Societies with the support of RADA.Senator Grant said that the success of the show was achieved against the backdrop of the high agricultural import bill, which has risen significantly since 2004.He said that the exhibition demonstrated the capacity of Jamaican farmers to rebound from natural and economic disasters, and substantially reduce the need to import large quantities of food.He added that the JAS will be working with RADA and the Ministry of Agriculture to build up the sector’s capacity to produce enough food to significantly reduce imports.Over 50 exhibits were on display at the show, including plants, flowers, food produce, fruits, rabbits, birds, sheep and goats including South African breeds of goats and New Zealand white rabbits.Jacks Hill again emerged as the champion farm exhibit, winning the Minister of Agriculture’s trophy in the process, followed by Content Gap and Constitution Hill. The National 4-H Clubs won the Cherry Savage trophy for being the top commercial booth followed by Ebony Park .Executive Director of RADA, Al Powell, represented the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton. Also visiting were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh and Opposition spokesman, Roger Clarke. Advertisementslast_img read more


Elite women may have ruled El Argar 4,000 years ago

first_imgElite women may have ruled El Argar 4,000 years ago Elite women may have ruled El Argar 4,000 years agoPart of the funerary goods found at Grave 38 in La Almoloya. The silver diadem was found placed on the head of the woman with the disc-shaped appendix pointing downwards. (Photo: ASOME-UAB)A research led by the UAB on the individuals and valuable grave goods found in a princely tomb of La Almoloya, in which a silver diadem stands out, offers a new perspective on the power of the El Argar society during the Bronze Age and the role some women may have had.Women of the ruling class may have played an important role in the governance of El Argar, a society which flourished in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula between 2200 and 1550 BCE, and which in the last two centuries of its existence, developed into the first state organisation of the western Mediterranean.These are the conclusions reached by researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) who led a study analysing the contents of a princely tomb (Grave 38), containing two individuals and a large amount of valuable items. The tomb was discovered in 2014 at the archaeological site of La Almoloya in Pliego, Murcia, beneath what was later identified to be the governing hall of a palatial building.“La Almoloya and the princely grave 38 belong to these exceptional archaeological finds, which from time to time provide a glimpse into the ruling subjects and the emblematic objects of the first state societies emerging in Europe during the Bronze Age”, states Vicente Lull, one of the study’s coordinators. Published in Antiquity, this research has given archaeologists an insight into the political and economic power of the ruling class in El Argar.The burial, located in a large ceramic jar, featured two individuals: a man aged 35 to 40, and a woman aged 25 to 30. Next to them was a range of some 30 valuable and prestigious objects, many of which were made or embellished with silver and almost all belonging to the female. There was a very complete repertoire of jewels and personal objects: bracelets, earlobe plugs, necklaces, spirals and containers with animal offerings. The most outstanding item was a silver diadem found on the head of the female.A detailed study of the diadem found in La Almoloya and its comparison to four others found in the 19th century in the tombs of rich women at the site of El Argar, which gives name to the Argaric society and culture, points to the fact that all of them, despite being remarkedly uniform, were highly exclusive pieces. They were created in a silversmith workshop such as the one recently discovered in Tira del Lienzo, another Argaric site excavated by the same UAB team a few years ago.“The singularity of these diadems is extraordinary. They were symbolic objects made for these women, thus transforming them into emblematic subjects of the dominant ruling class”, explains Cristina Rihuete, who also took part in the study. “Each piece is unique, comparable to funerary objects pertaining to the ruling class of other regions, such as Brittany, Wessex and Unetice, or in the eastern Mediterranean of the 17th century BCE, contemporary to our Grave 38”.According to researchers, the opulence of the funerary goods found in the tombs of the elite women of El Argar, in which the diadems are of particular importance, is an indication of the distinguished role played by these women in the governance of some of these settlements. This is the case in La Almoloya, birthplace of the Argar society and centre of the most relevant political and economic power within the region.Were the women rulers, or were the emblems of power worn by them merely of symbolic value? This is the question the research team is interested in. And their answer is that most probably they were the rulers: “In the Argaric society, women of the dominant classes were buried with diadems, while the men were buried with a sword and dagger. The funerary goods buried with these men were of lesser quantity and quality. As swords represent the most effective instrument for reinforcing political decisions, El Argar dominant men might have played an executive role, even though the ideological legitimation as well as, perhaps, the government, had lain in some women’s hands”, they argue.Biologically unrelated, but with shared offspringAccording to the genetic analyses conducted at the Max Planck Institute, the individuals buried in Grave 38 were contemporaneous, and died simultaneously or close together in the mid-17th century BCE. They were unrelated, but did have a daughter, who was found buried near them. The woman had several congenital abnormalities, along with markings on the ribs that could indicate she had a pulmonary infection at the time of death. Meanwhile, the male also had wear and tear on his bones indicative of extensive physical activity, possibly horse riding.A value of 900 daily wagesThe metal objects of Grave 38 also stand out in quantitative terms. The total weight of the silver is approximately 230 gr, which is equivalent to 27.5 shekels, a currency used during the time of Hammurabi, the ruler of Babylon, in the first half of the 18th century BCE (contemporaneous with El Argar), and adapted by other Near Eastern and Aegean economies. Hence, the silver found in La Almoloya would be enough to pay around 938 daily wages or buy 3350 kg of barley.Notably, the mean weight of the three medium-sized silver spirals worn by both individuals is 8.44 g, which matches the weight of the Mesopotamian shekel (8.33 g). Furthermore, the weights of other silver spirals found in Grave 38 are practically fractions or multiplications of that figure. “This may be a random distribution or it may indicate a standardised system of weights and measures mirroring contemporaneous Eastern examples. Further research is required to determine this, but the possibility of detecting a metric system behind the silver spirals is a further indication of the extent of the economic control exercised by the dominant class in El Argar”, Roberto Risch, co-author of the study, points out.Political unity among Argaric regionsContrary to the tombs found in El Argar, where there is no knowledge of the space in which they were placed, the funerary goods in Grave 38 and the diadem did offer the possibility of interpreting their location within an architectural setting. “The presence of emblematic objects buried in such an important place as is the “parliament” of La Almoloya could represent political unity among the Argaric regions during the last period of this society, in the 17th century BCE. The building was destroyed in a fire shortly after the burials took place”, explains Rafael Micó, also co-director of the project.The El Argar society and the importance of La AlmoloyaThe El Argar society flourished from 2200 to 1550 BCE in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula (Murcia and Almería), and represents an early Bronze Age society with urban centres and monumental constructions, a developed division of labour, intramural burials with marked asymmetries in funerary expenditure between individuals, political boundaries and institutionalized violence in the context of a class-based state society. The most important settlements are El Argar, La Bastida and La Almoloya.The discovery of Grave 38 in La Almoloya, excavated in 2014 by researchers from the ASOME (Arqueoecologia Social Mediterrània) research group, affiliated to the UAB Department of Prehistory, pointed out the unique archaeological wealth of the site. A privileged, strategic location which helped this society thrive for over six centuries. The discoveries made, including a building with political functions and Grave 38, confirmed its importance as a centre of political and economic relevance within the political territory of El Argar. The diadem found in La Almoloya is the only one to be preserved in Spain.Original article: Lull et al. Emblems and spaces of power during the Argaric Bronze Age at La Almoloya, Murcia Antiquity 2021. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2021.8 /UAB 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. 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DBS has created faith-specific guidance around DBS checks

first_imgDBS has created faith-specific guidance around DBS checks The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) recently worked with Strengthening Faith Institutions (SFI) and the Charity Commission to support faith organisations, by producing guidance around DBS checks and eligibility which is tailored to different faiths.As part of producing this guidance, we spoke with members of various faith communities to understand the roles within each individual faith group, and then drafted faith-specific eligibility guidance in collaboration with SFI and the Charity Commission.The guidance then underwent review by a number of prominent organisations within the following faiths:IslamJudaismSikhismChristianityHinduismBuddhismThis was a great opportunity to help improve understanding of the role that DBS plays, and how faith organisations can access information to support safer recruitment within their faith centres. SFI and the Charity Commission will remain in contact with DBS, as we continue to build effective relationships in this area, and support the faith sector with safer recruitment in mind.We also learned a lot about these different faith groups, and the ways in which they support their communities, which helped us to understand what works for them, and how they function.As detailed in DBS’ 2020-25 strategy, keeping people informed and increasing public understanding of the work we do at DBS is one of DBS’ strategic objectives, and this type of work is a key part of meeting this objective over the next five years.DBS is looking forward to continuing this work in collaboration with SFI, and the wider faiths community.The guidance can be accessed via the SFI website, and we have also produced a DBS guidance leaflet on the same subject: DBS checks for working with children in places of worship. /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:charity, children, Commission, community, Disclosure, Government, UK, UK Government, websitelast_img read more


Campus support resources

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Ombuds Office (for students, faculty and staff)The Ombuds Office can be reached at 303-492-5077.Confidential: Does not keep records of communications and will not share your identity or the content of communications without permission, except if there is an imminent risk of harmInformal: Does not maintain records, adjudicate, arbitrate or participate in formal processesImpartial: Does not advocate for any party to a dispute and will consider the interests and concerns of all parties involved with the purpose of achieving a fair and equitable outcomeIndependent: Functions independent of line management; talking with Ombuds staff does not constitute notice of any claims to CU BoulderRaimy Clinic, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience (for students, faculty and staff)The Raimy Clinic can be reached at 303-492-5177 (confidential voicemail for intake) or [email protected] psychotherapy for students, faculty and staff for help coping with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress and more.Therapists are clinical psychology graduate students in training, supervised by licensed faculty.Location: Muenzinger Psychology, second floor, Room D232; call or email to request appointments.SilverCloud Mental Health Program (for students, faculty and staff)SilverCloud Health is an online portal that offers secure, immediate access to online programs for stress, anxiety and depression.Each module offers information, tips and interactive activities to better understand one’s emotional well-being.It is available for free to all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.Sign up at colorado.silvercloudhealth.com/signup.The Real Help Hotline (for faculty and staff)The Real Help Hotline is offered through CU Boulder to all employees as an option for quick access to mental health services: 833-533-CHAT (2428).The service is free and confidential, available 24 hours a day and open to all employees.Reporting informationDon’t Ignore It (for students, faculty and staff)Report bias-motivated incidents, discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct.A report of sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment, crimes or related retaliation may be pursued in different ways. Depending on the nature of the alleged conduct, a complainant or victim may pursue a criminal process, a university process, both processes or neither process. A victim may also decline to notify authorities.Other supportive resourcesCenter for Inclusion and Social ChangeThe Center for Inclusion and Social Change has been established to support undergraduate and graduate students across multiple identities, including students of color, LGBTQ+ students, QTBIPOC students, women and femme students and first-generation students. Students will find a welcoming and inclusive gathering space at The Center for Inclusion and Social Change, and a place to find community, resources and support for academic, personal and professional growth. Suicide Prevention Resources (for students, faculty and staff)Whether you or someone you know is having a hard time, it’s important to reach out or ask for help. Learn more about signs to watch for and how to connect a friend to resources. #Bethe1to Help a Fellow BuffCU Collegiate Recovery Center (for students, faculty and staff)The CU Collegiate Recovery Center (CUCRC) is open to anyone in recovery or seeking recovery or support for alcohol or drug use or other addictive behaviors as well as those who are interested in being part of a healthy, sober community. Email or call 303-492-9642.Talk with a recovery professionalAttend a Support Meeting on campusTalk with a student for peer supportGet involved with a sober community or programDisability Services (for students, faculty and staff)Disability Services can be reached at 303-492-8671.Provides students with disabilities the tools, reasonable accommodations and support services to participate fully in the academic environmentTeaches self-advocacy and creates a network of resourcesInternational Student and Scholar Services (for students and visiting scholars)International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) seeks to support international students and scholars in pursuing their educational, research, and/or professional objectives at the university.ISSS offers holistic advising services for international students, scholars, their dependents, and university departments including:Comprehensive advisingAssistance with adjusting to life at the university and in the U.S.Preparation of immigration benefit documents for students and scholarsFacilitation of access to campus and community resourcesAdvocacyPrograms, events, and workshops for international, campus, and community audiences that seek to engage participants and cultivate knowledge, belonging, success, adjustment, and communityEmail or call ISSS at 303-492-8057.Office of Veteran Services (for veteran students and dependents)The Veteran and Military Affairs can be reached at 303-492-7322.Provides a key point of contact for the CU Boulder veteran/military communityEstablishes and operates an informal veterans support groupAssists in the transition from military to campus lifeProvides an informal mentoring program for student veteransStudent Support and Case Management (for students)The Student Support and Case Management can be reached at 303-492-7348.SSCM assists students who are experiencing distress from events such as personal or family crisis. SSCM works collaboratively to support academic success and emotional well-being.The Red Folder (for faculty and staff)The Red Folder is a resource for recognizing, responding to and referring students in distress. Categories:Mind & BodyCampus Community Provides free and confidential drop-in services virtually through e-Let’s Talk.  center_img CU Boulder has many support and advocacy resources available for our campus community.Confidential support centers and resourcesCounseling and Psychiatric Services (for students)Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) can be reached at 303-492-2277 (24/7 phone line).Provides free, confidential mental health services for CU Boulder undergrad and graduate students in Colorado to address a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more.Provides free and confidential drop-in services virtually through e-Let’s Talk.  Provides free virtual workshops and resources.Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (for faculty and staff)The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) can be reached at 303-492-3020.Provides free, confidential counseling for CU faculty and staffProvides assistance to faculty and staff for personal or work-related concernsHosts groups and workshopsOffice of Victim Assistance (for students, faculty and staff)The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) can be reached at 303-492-8855 (24/7 phone line).Provides free, confidential mental health services for CU Boulder undergrad and graduate students in Colorado to address a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more. Provides free virtual workshops and resources.last_img read more