New batch of Calgary entrepreneurs among first to apply for cannabis store

New batch of Calgary entrepreneurs among first to apply for cannabis store

13 October 0

first_imgSome Calgary entrepreneurs wasted no time to start the process of running one of the city’s first cannabis retailers.Kush Collective was among the initial businesses to apply for a licence Tuesday, the first day the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission began accepting applications.“We definitely want to create a space for people to come in and see the product and understand the product, we want to educate customers so they know what they’re buying,” said CEO Abid Shivji. “Another important point that’s really important is in the black market some of these products may be laced with other things.”The @AGLCdotCA is accepting retail #Cannabis applicationsKush Collective is among the first applicants in #yyc! pic.twitter.com/3XTwaVwmc0— Kush Collective YYC (@KushYYC) March 6, 2018Shivji is among four partners who were born in Calgary that are jumping into the cannabis sector. His background is in natural and organic food manufacturing, so he’s looking forward to selling edible products. He said that’s about a year away, and as a result, Kush Collective will start with selling different brands and strains of cannabis and OBD oil. Kush Collective said there’s a demand for cannabis in the city and is excited to see how the industry lights up Calgary’s economy.“There’s a lot of talk about maybe having some kinds of consumption lounges and stuff like that or maybe some room for craft growers where you can kind of go and consume on their properties,” said CFO Shaun Baid.Baid has an accounting background and said compliance is key right now. He noted products will be supplied by the AGLC and believes they shouldn’t be available to minors or consumed before driving.People can apply in person at the AGLC’s Calgary office or by mail or courier. The commission said every application is different and getting a licence can depend on the business.“We’ve had a steady flow of applications coming in today,” said AGLC spokesperson Michelle Hynes-Dawson, who notes there have been some misconceptions about the process.“There is no cap and like I said, today is just the beginning of us accepting licences so there is no deadline.”The AGLC will be responsible for regulating cannabis retailers with inspectors that will examine if staff are properly trained, businesses are following provincial, and federal advertising guidelines and stores are not selling to minors.last_img read more

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Brazil Judge suspends BoeingEmbraer deal for second time

Brazil Judge suspends BoeingEmbraer deal for second time

13 October 0

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian judge has for the second time in a month stalled a US$5.26 billion deal between airplane manufacturers Boeing and Embraer.The temporary injunction issued Wednesday by Judge Victorio Giuzio Neto comes three days after the companies agreed to terms. A superior court overruled a similar decision by Neto only 10 days earlier.Boeing is to receive 80 per cent of the joint venture and Embraer the remaining 20 per cent. The subsidiary is expected to take on all of Embraer’s commercial aviation activities.Neto’s ruling follows a petition by labour unions.The agreement between the two companies is championed by Embraer as necessary to keep the company competitive.Workers organizations say that the joint-venture is, in fact, a sale and will move most of the business to the U.S.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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This has been the worst week for cryptocurrency since the bubble burst

This has been the worst week for cryptocurrency since the bubble burst

07 October 0

The great cryptocurrency crash of 2018 is heading for its worst week yet.Bitcoin slipped closer to US$4,000 and most of its peers tumbled on Friday, extending the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index’s decline since Nov. 16 to 24 per cent. That’s the worst weekly slump since crypto-mania peaked in early January.After an epic rally last year that exceeded many of history’s most notorious bubbles, cryptocurrencies have become mired in a nearly US$700 billion rout that shows few signs of abating. Many of the concerns that sparked the 2018 retreat — including increased regulatory scrutiny, community infighting and exchange snafus — have only intensified this week. Even after losses exceeding 70 per cent for most virtual currencies, Oanda Corp.’s Stephen Innes has yet to see strong evidence of a capitulation that would signal a market bottom.‘It’s getting nasty’: No end in sight for cryptocurrency sell-off as Bitcoin breaches $4,250Bitcoin’s slide resumes, piercing through $5,000 and dragging other cryptocurrencies down with itBitcoin is plunging again and crypto bulls are wondering how low it will go this time“There’s still a lot of people in this game,” Innes, head of trading for Asia Pacific at Oanda, said by phone from Singapore. If Bitcoin “collapses, if we start to see a run down toward US$3,000, this thing is going to be a monster. People will be running for the exits.”Innes said his base-case forecast is for Bitcoin to trade between US$3,500 and US$6,500 in the short term, with the potential to fall to US$2,500 by January.The largest cryptocurrency fell 3.6 per cent to US$4,270 on Friday, heading for its 11th decline in 12 weekday sessions, according to Bloomberg composite pricing. Bitcoin hasn’t closed below US$4,000 for almost 14 months. Rivals Ether, XRP and Litecoin fell between 4.4 per cent and 6.6 per cent. The market value of all cryptocurrencies tracked by CoinMarketCap.com has sunk to US$140 billion, down from about US$835 billion at the market peak in January.The rout’s biggest casualties: individual investors who piled in just as prices peaked, and companies like Nvidia Corp. that supplied the crypto ecosystem. The California-based chipmaker has lost nearly half its value since the start of October as demand for its cryptocurrency mining chips collapsed and results in its gaming division disappointed.The economic impact of the crypto collapse has so far been limited, in part because most major banks and institutional money managers have little to no exposure to virtual currencies. For most investors, recent declines in equity markets have arguably been far more important: the US$700 billion slump in digital assets since January compares with US$1.3 trillion lost from the market value of global shares just this week.While some crypto bulls have argued that Bitcoin and its peers would act as havens from turmoil in traditional financial markets, this year’s losses have undercut those claims. Gold, a traditional haven for investors, has climbed in the past two weeks as virtual currencies tumbled.“I don’t think coins are going to be anywhere near as attractive as some of the other cross-asset plays,” Innes said. “Gold prices are going to jump considerably higher and there’s an inverse relationship we’re starting to see with gold and coins.”Bloomberg.com read more

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A bythenumbers look at World Vision Canadas new report on child labour

A bythenumbers look at World Vision Canadas new report on child labour

03 October 0

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 9, 2016 2:30 am MDT Last Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – A new report by World Vision Canada says Canadian consumers are largely in the dark about what companies do to prevent child labour in their supply chains. Here are some figures from the report and about child labour worldwide:52: Percentage of companies in the report that didn’t provide any public reporting on their efforts to prevent child labours in their supply chains;$34.3 billion: Value of imported goods reviewed as part of the World Vision Canada study;1,264: Companies operating in Canada whose supply chains run through countries with high incidences of child labour;828: Number of those companies that are headquartered in Canada;87: Percentage of respondents in a 2015 Ipsos Reid survey, conducted for World Vision Canada, who supported supply chain transparency legislation;168 million: Estimated number of child labourers worldwide;85 million: Children worldwide who do hazardous work;40: Percentage drop between 2000 and 2012 in the number of girls working around the world;25: Percentage drop between 2000 and 2012 in the number of boys working.(Source: World Vision Canada, International Labour Organization) A by-the-numbers look at World Vision Canada’s new report on child labour read more

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DR Congos economy loses over 1 billion to child undernutrition finds UNbacked

DR Congos economy loses over 1 billion to child undernutrition finds UNbacked

02 October 0

The social and economic costs of undernutrition are estimated at 1.637 billion Congolese francs, or more than $1 billion a year. “These results call on all of us to act now to avoid future losses caused by hunger,” said UN World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Claude Jibidar in a news release. “I’m convinced that with the understanding we now have of the terrible economic and social impact of malnutrition on children, we and our partners can work with the Government to make a real difference to this alarming situation.”The Cost of Hunger in Africa study was undertaken by the Government of DRC in collaboration with WFP, the African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).The study shows that the losses are incurred each year through increased healthcare costs, additional burdens to the education system and reduced workforce productivity. According to the report, DRC could save up to around $383 million by 2025 if the prevalence of underweight children is reduced from 11 to 5 per cent, and if stunting – low growth for age – is reduced from 43 to 10 per cent. “Africa has the potential to reap a demographic dividend from a young, educated and skilled workforce,” said Kefilwe Moalosi, speaking on behalf of AUC and NEPAD. “But this potential can only be harnessed if we continue to invest in the health and nutrition of its people, particularly its women and children, and secure the necessary economic growth.”The Cost of Hunger in Africa study has been conducted in 11 African countries. Their economies suffer an estimated annual loss associated with child undernutrition that is equivalent to between 1.9 per cent and 16.5 per cent of GDP. Results are due to be released soon in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The study is being planned for Mali and Mauritania. read more

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Employees reminded to complete health safety awareness training

Employees reminded to complete health safety awareness training

02 October 0

Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW) is reminding all Brock employees of the requirement to complete one-time mandatory Health and Safety Awareness Training (HSAT).  HSAT is currently available on the online Sakai Learning Management system.Human Resources routinely shares completion reports with divisional leaders and department heads using OneDrive.  These reports confirm which employees have completed the training, as well as those with incomplete training.Supervisors are responsible to ensure that all employees within their respective department complete HSAT. If you have not completed the training, please do so as soon as possible. For more information, review the HSW Bulletin, contact the HSW office at besafe@brocku.ca or ext. 7233. read more

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Information sessions to highlight new HR system

Information sessions to highlight new HR system

02 October 0

Faculty and staff are invited to learn about Workday, Brock’s new human resources system, during two information sessions hosted in Pond Inlet.The sessions, taking place Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. and Monday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m., will outline how human resources functionality will be integrated into Workday, the system’s benefits and what users can expect when it’s launched by July 1.Register for the sessions in advance on Focus on Learning.More information on the initiative, called Project Mosaic, is available on the Workday SharePoint site. read more

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New starters on defense step up for Ohio State

New starters on defense step up for Ohio State

02 October 0

Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorJunior linebacker Ryan Shazier looks on during Ohio State’s 40-20 win over Buffalo Aug. 31.The Ohio State defense was full of new faces for the football team’s season-opening victory over Buffalo Saturday.With redshirt junior cornerback Bradley Roby suspended for Saturday’s game and redshirt senior safety C.J. Barnett out with a lower leg injury, the Buckeyes came into the game with only two returning starters from last season on their defense: junior linebacker Ryan Shazier and senior safety Christian Bryant.For part of the game, that number dropped to just one returning starter. Shazier left the game in the middle of the second quarter due to cramps.Shazier eventually returned to the field in the third quarter, while Bryant was consistently on the field throughout the game at strong safety. Still, the Buckeyes had to overcome the adversity of having new players in starting roles at all three levels of their defense.OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said the inexperienced Buckeyes defense needed to face that adversity.“Any adversity’s a good situation,” Fickell said. “If you fear it, that’s not how you get better.”Even with all the new players on defense, OSU was able to hold the Buffalo offense to only two scoring drives and 13 points in 12 offensive possessions. The Bulls finished the day with 20 points in their loss to OSU, but seven of those points came from an interception return touchdown.Fickell said he was a “little bit disappointed” with the performance of his defense, but admitted that he is “never satisfied.”“What we’re ultimately going to look at in this whole situation is that we’ll nitpick and find a way to get better at a lot of different things,” Fickell said. “I think there’s a lot of situations that we can get better at, but also know that there’s going to be a lot of growth from some of the situations that we’re put in.”Shazier said he thought the defense could have done a “whole lot better.”“I see the framework of a good defense, but I’m still disappointed,” Shazier said. “(Buffalo’s) a really good team, but my expectations, I didn’t want anybody to score that many points … we’re not trying to allow more than 13, 14 points, even seven.”The Buckeyes’ defense allowed the Bulls to gain 258 total yards of offense, but an average of only 3.9 yards on 67 total plays. They only allowed three Buffalo drives into OSU territory.The Buckeyes started the game in a nickel formation with four defensive linemen, two linebackers and five defensive backs.While the Buckeyes had one returning starter on the field among the linebackers and secondary, the defensive line was all new. Sophomore defensive ends Adolphus Washington and Noah Spence and junior defensive tackles Joel Hale and Michael Bennett made up the starting defensive line.Spence had the Buckeyes’ only sack of the game and led the team with two tackles for loss. He said after the game, however, that he and his fellow defensive linemen were not pleased with their performance in the season opener.“We’re not happy. We still need to get a lot better,” Spence said. “I don’t think there was anybody on the defense that was happy with our performance. I feel like we got to keep grinding and make this week better.”Shazier and junior Curtis Grant started at linebacker, and when OSU switched to their base 4-3 defensive scheme, sophomore Joshua Perry entered the game as the team’s third linebacker.When Shazier went down with cramps, freshman Trey Johnson took his spot in the defensive lineup, even in the nickel package. When Perry left the game in the third quarter with what also appeared to be cramps, sophomore CamrenWilliams got on the field.With the other starting linebackers battling injuries, Fickell said Grant was one of the players who stepped up most Saturday.“That was great to see Curtis Grant kind of step up and take a freshman under his wing, and know that he had to make some other calls and kind of get him lined up and kind of clear the air with him,” Fickell said.Grant said Saturday’s game was a challenge, as it was his first time playing a full game since high school, and he also had to deal with Shazier missing part of the game.“We learned that we can just always stick together, but we need to just push forward more, when the crowd is down we need to bring the energy back instead of taking our time and just keep our foot on the gas pedal.”The secondary was made up of Bryant and redshirt senior Corey Brown at safety, with junior Doran Grant and sophomore Armani Reeves as the outside cornerbacks and redshirt freshman Tyvis Powell as the starting nickel defensive back.Redshirt sophomore Ron Tanner also saw significant playing time in the secondary. He rotated in for Brown at safety, and also played as an extra defensive back in dime packages. He had the Buckeyes’ only takeaway of the game on an interception off a deflected pass in the second quarter.OSU coach Urban Meyer said it was a “game-time decision” not to play Barnett after he sprained his ankle on Tuesday, but did not indicate whether Barnett will be back for the Buckeyes’ next game on Saturday versus San Diego State. Roby, however, is expected to be back after his one-game suspension.Both Shazier and Fickell acknowledged that the defense missedRoby, who was a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist and second-team All-American last season, on Saturday.“Bradley will definitely make a big difference,” Fickell said. “Not just with his play out there but his confidence, his little bit of that swagger that he has, and we’re excited to get him back.”In Roby’s place, Shazier felt Doran Grant and Reeves “did what they had to do.”“We missed (Roby) a little bit,” Shazier said. “If anybody makes mistakes on that defense, we’re not holding any names or anybody accountable for it, we’re just going to fix it.”Fickell said that Doran Grant and Reeves did not “duck their heads.”“They weren’t on the sidelines scared, worried, pouting in any of those situations,” Fickell said. “That to me is what you really want to see, a guy that can grow through some situations and gain confidence in what it is that they do.”The Buckeyes’ defense may lack experience as a whole, and Shazier acknowledged that he has had to take on a greater leadership role to make up for that. He added, however, that he is “100 percent positive” that the new starters can play as well as the Buckeyes need them to.“I trust all them guys out there on the field,” Shazier said. “I know the coach is not going to put anybody there that don’t know what they’re doing, and I feel like this defense is going to be great. Me and Christian being the only returning starters from last year, I don’t really feel like that’s going to make that big of a difference when we have a bunch of guys that (are) really working together.”If Roby and Barnett are back on the field versus San Diego State, the Buckeyes will be back to having four returning starters from last season on their defense. Kickoff for Saturday’s game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Analysis Ohio State cannot afford to lose rivalry game to Michigan

Analysis Ohio State cannot afford to lose rivalry game to Michigan

28 September 0

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) calls out a play in the Ohio State-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Ohio State won 62-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorRedshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley equates Ohio State’s game against Michigan to laws. “You don’t break that law,” he said. “You better beat The Team Up North.”Since Worley arrived on campus for his first season, he has abided by that law. The Buckeyes have defeated the Wolverines the last five seasons, and Ohio State opened as 13-point favorites to extend the streak to six victories.Having knocked off Michigan State 48-3 two weeks ago and Illinois 52-14 last weekend, No. 9 Ohio State enters Saturday’s game with hefty momentum. No. 24 Michigan, on the other hand, limps into the matchup coming off a 24-10 loss to No. 5 Wisconsin. The Wolverines also lost to the Spartans and Penn State earlier in the season, both teams Ohio State defeated.The Buckeyes hold many advantages, enough to quell most concerns about the matchup. Yet, due to Ohio State’s turbulent two-loss season, pressure on the Buckeyes to win has not dipped, and might have intensified. There’s never an optimal time to lose to a rival. Urban Meyer hasn’t lost to Michigan as Ohio State’s head coach, but this would be especially poor timing for his first.With losses to Oklahoma and Iowa, the Buckeyes already sit in uncharted territory. No two-loss team has made the College Football Playoff since its inception in 2014. Just two weeks ago after a 55-24 loss to Iowa, Ohio State’s playoff hopes seemed dashed. But now it seems increasingly likely that if the Buckeyes defeat Michigan and take down Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship, they will earn a playoff berth.Much remains on the line for Ohio State beyond just postseason action.The veteran-laden roster contains 19 seniors, including quarterback J.T. Barrett, who will look to become the first signal-caller to win the matchup in four straight seasons. Last year, the Buckeyes made the playoff in spite of their youth and inexperience, which showed up in the 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.This season, Ohio State was supposed to take advantage of seniors such as Barrett, center Billy Price, defensive end Tyquan Lewis and left tackle Jamarco Jones pairing with a talented crop of underclassmen, including running backs Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins, defensive end Nick Bosa, defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones and others. But the Buckeyes have not reached their potential this season. Ohio State always expects to win every game, but a loss to Oklahoma was far from the end of the world. Meyer’s team overcame a loss to Penn State the prior season and made the playoff. But a loss to Iowa, a clearly inferior group? That sent shockwaves through a fan base that expects nothing less than a playoff appearance.Imagine the reaction if Ohio State lost to Michigan. Sure, the Wolverines have not taken down the Buckeyes since 2011 and have defeated their rivals just once in the last 13 matchups, but fans live in the present. A three-loss regular season would send Ohio State to the Big Ten championship without playoff hopes and a lesser bowl appearance could bring out the worst in the fan base.It might not get better for the Buckeyes next season.A new quarterback combined with an exodus of talent on both the offensive and defensive lines leads to a question-filled 2018 Ohio State season. Michigan, on the other hand, will return a majority of its starters and will pose a much greater threat to next year’s youthful Buckeyes.Barrett’s legacy also relies on the game. He can either make history with a fourth win, or will lose his third game of the season. Of course, the hate he would get would not be fair. Not a single quarterback on either side has beaten his opponent in the game four times. But Barrett would be viewed as someone who continually can’t win big games.He knows he will not be welcomed with grace in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but said he embraces the negative reaction. “I don’t think it’s going to be pleasant, I’m pretty sure they’re going to hate me,” Barrett said. “Got to learn to love the hate. I like being hated sometimes. I don’t mind it. They hate us anyway.”Meyer said the history of the game has showed both teams play their best against each other. Though Michigan has yet to win a game against a team with a winning record, Meyer expects the Wolverines to offer staunch opposition.Ohio State seemed to lose its playoff hopes after the loss to Iowa. But reclaiming them only to lose to a lesser Michigan team would be a worst-case scenario for the Buckeyes. read more

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TT woman missing since Sunday after trip to market

TT woman missing since Sunday after trip to market

25 September 0

(Trinidad Guardian) A note stating “Gone to the market” was left on the dining room table as Malabar mother Kizziah Charles left her three children asleep on Sunday morning.Kizziah CharlesNow, her children, ages 14, 13 and 10 are worried as she has not been seen since then and calls to her two mobile phones have gone to voicemail.Charles’ sister, Kaleelah Caprieta told the T&T Guardian yesterday Charles’ youngest daughter woke up around 8:20 am and found the note, which stated that her mother went to the market and that they should use the $100 left next to the note to buy bread.As hours passed and she did not return, they contacted relatives, who then made checks with her friends and other relatives. On Monday night, relatives filed a missing person’s report with the Malabar police.Caprieta said they spoke to Charles’ boyfriend, who said he had not seen her since last Wednesday, when they had an argument over trust issues.“We have been calling her phones and both are switched off. We tried contacting friends, but we don’t know too many of them or even their names. We made a report around 8:30 on Monday night. I am a little bit confused by this.“I lived with her for two years and she did that before, but she would not leave the children unattended for so long… I am a single parent as well, so I know how it is, so I find it really strange that she has gone for over two days now,” Caprieta said.Charles recently had a job, but because business was slow, she was not working for the past few weeks. Anyone with information of her whereabouts can contact: 372-4720/309-8945/391-2768 or the Malabar Police Station at 643–2358 or 646-2514. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedArgentina stolen baby reunited with relatives 40 years onDecember 6, 2017In “latest news”T&T boy, 13, was raped, strangled to deathDecember 5, 2018In “latest news”T&T teacher slain by relative during quarrelFebruary 27, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Coming Soon Scanners at the Shipping Ports

17 September 0

first_img Mainly Haitians flock to TCI Immigration after D-Day Recommended for you Related Items:customs, immigration, scanners, shipping ports Canadian company hired to upgrade immigration system Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Nov 2014 – Customs, Immigration and other officials will soon be able to see exactly what is in containers once they land in Provo and Grand Turk. There will still need to be a presentation on cost and scope of the scanners… it is also hoped these scanners will be introduced at the country’s airports. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Residents not affected by US ESTA Noticelast_img read more

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Condé Nast Eliminates Publishers Adds IndustrySpecific Sales

14 September 0

first_img ·      Howard Mittman, formerly publisher of GQ, will run GQ, GQ Style, Golf Digest and Golf World, Pitchfork, and the Wired Media Group, which consists of Wired, Ars Technica, and Backchannel. ·      Giulio Capua, formerly publisher of Architectural Digest, will lead Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler and the Food Innovation Group, which consists of Bon Appétit and Epicurious. ·      Susan Plageman will lose Teen Vogue but continue with Vogue. The new structure comes as publishers across the industry look to consolidate resources and find more efficient ways to bring in revenues. Similar overhauls at other magazine companies, including the elimination of publishers at Time Inc., have eliminated brand silos while giving advertisers simplified access to multiple magazine titles. Lucy Kriz, former publisher at W, will lead ad sales efforts in beauty, and Brendan Monaghan, former publisher of Condé Nast Traveler, will lead efforts in fashion and luxury. Chief Industry Officers will work under Lisa Valentino, former CRO of Condé Nast Entertainment, and now CRO of Industry & Agency. “Today, I’m announcing a new business leadership team and a contemporary revenue structure, creating a nimble organization that will be responsive to the specific needs of our clients.”   Pete Hunsinger, CRO of Golf Digest, announced separately last week that he will also leave the company. Dan Robertson, who held the title of publisher under Hunsinger, is expected to stay at Condé Nast. A spokesperson for the company said Robertson will now answer to Howard Mittman.  The biggest promotion goes to Pamela Drucker Mann, who was named Chief Marketing Officer. She replaces Edward Menicheschi, who was pushed out in October when Norton joined the company. Drucker Mann was previously publisher of the Food Innovation Group. ·      Lisa Hughes will continue with The New Yorker. Casualties of the reorg include former publishers and CROs Agnes Chapski of Allure, Michelle Myers of Brides, and Connie Anne Phillips of Glamour and Self.center_img Condé Nast has eliminated the role of publishers, the magazine powerhouse announced last Thursday. Three publishers have lost their jobs, while several others were repositioned into new roles. ·      Chris Mitchell, formerly publisher of Vanity Fair, will continue to run Vanity Fair, and W. ·      Kim Kelleher, formerly publisher at Wired, will lead Glamour, Allure, Brides, Teen Vogue, and Self. Josh Stinchcomb will lead a new event and experience business at Condé Nast, while continuing to lead the content marketing arm, 23 Stories. He will also oversee the strategic packaging of all ad and data products, as well as the licensing team, art, and archive departments.More on this topic Condé Nast Combines Creative, Research, Copy Teams as Restructuring Begins Condé Nast Shutters Print Edition of SELF Veteran Exec Exits Condé Nast | People on the Move — 1.25.17 Glamour and Self Further Integrate; Layoffs Result Restructurings, Downsizings, and a Social-Media Steamroller Brief: Condé Nast to Lay Off Around 100Just In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by Six publishers were repositioned into the newly created role of Chief Business Officer, a multi-brand position that focuses on revenues and client relationships at set titles. In addition to the business officer role, Condé Nast has added industry-specific ad sales, under the leadership of Chief Industry Officers. This position is much like the “category sales” created by Time Inc. in a similar restructuring last July. “To truly set our company up for success and take advantage of this potential, we’re modernizing our revenue teams to simplify the way we work with our partners and better leverage the extraordinary talent in our company,” Jim Norton, chief business officer and president of revenue, said in a memo to staff on Thursday. The reorganization — anticipated even before the cross-title combination of creative, research, copy teams in October — adds new capabilities to the publisher. These include the division of sales between brand-specific and industry-specific teams, and the creation of a new events and experience business. It also eliminates the Condé Nast Media Group (CNMG), which previously oversaw ad programs spanning multiple titles.last_img read more

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US Navy pilots report UFO sightings regularly vessels fly at hypersonic speeds

US Navy pilots report UFO sightings regularly vessels fly at hypersonic speeds

05 September 0

first_imgPixabayA new report published in the New York Times has revealed that US Navy pilots used to witness UFO sightings regularly. As per the witness testimonials, these unidentified flying objects have no visible engines, and they used to fly at hypersonic speeds at an altitude of 30,000 feet.The report states that UFO sightings occurred almost every day from the summer of 2014 to March 2015.Lieutenant Ryan Graves who served the US Navy for ten years had apparently reported these mysterious sightings to the Congress and Pentagon.”These things would be out there all day. Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds, we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect,” said Graves.It was in late 2017 that the New York Times and Politico published a news report about AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program), an investigative mission carried out by the Pentagon to learn more about UFO sightings. As the news report went viral, Pentagon admitted that they were keen to know more about these sightings, and made it clear that the project was wrapped up in 2012.However, with this new report, things have taken an unexpected turn, and it has become pretty clear that government authorities are well aware of these unidentified flying object sightings.Joseph Gradisher, a Navy spokesman told New York Times that they do not have sufficient data to track the origin of these mysterious flying ships.”There were a number of different reports. We don’t know who’s doing this, we don’t have enough data to track this. So the intent of the message to the fleet is to provide updated guidance on reporting procedures for suspected intrusions into our airspace,” said Gradisher.As the news went viral online, several conspiracy theorists have started claiming that these sightings could be authentic proof of alien life. These conspiracy theorists believe that aliens used to visit the earth to monitor our activities, and space agencies like NASA are well aware of its existence.However, Leon Golub, a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics revealed that possibilities of extraterrestrial origin of these objects are very unlikely. As per Golub, there are various other factors like atmospheric effects and reflections, neurological overload from multiple inputs during high-speed flight behind these sightings.A few days back, a Turkish pilot had reported seeing a speeding UFO during a domestic flight from Istanbul to Cologne. The pilot, Atilla Senturk revealed that the UFO was moving in an incredible speed across the skies, and it was apparently performing weird manoeuvres during its course.last_img read more

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Brown Pelosi On Immigration Tour

01 September 0

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comWith President Donald J. Trump continuing his heated anti-immigrant rhetoric, Maryland’s 9th District Congressman Anthony Brown joined a bi-partisan group of United States Representatives, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on a fact finding mission to the northern territory of Central America and detention camps in McAllen,Texas. “We didn’t come to visit and go home,” Pelosi said after visiting border detention facilities in McAllen, Texas.  We came to listen, learn, and share our thoughts, so we can have better public policy.”Members of the United States House of Representatives including Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D- CA) took a trip to detention camps and the northern territory of Central America in order to decipher issues and find solutions at the border. (Courtesy Photo)The group of American elected officials got a glimpse of  detention conditions for migrants and met with asylum-seeking families during their three-day trip. The 12-person delegation visited Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. “We came here to make sure we are honoring the dignity of the immigrants coming into our country, that the conditions meet their needs, but also respect their dignity and honor the values of America,” Pelosi said, according to a statement.“When we don’t respect the dignity of all of those migrants, we lessen ourselves.”The delegation had a series of, what Pelosi’s twitter account called,  “productive meetings” with non-governmental organizations, civil society, and justice sector leaders. Speaker Pelosi also called it “particular honor” to be with the family of Berta Caceres, as they work to continue the fight for justice and human rights in her memory.  Cáceres, a winner of the Goldman prize for environmental defenders, was shot dead late at night on March 2, 2016 – two days before her 45th birthday – after a long battle to stop construction of an internationally financed hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque river, which is considered sacred ground.“Any time Members of Congress have a Congressional delegation make a visit to another country, it’s about security for both of our countries and stability in the region,” said Pelosi.  “That stability is served by prosperity, which is shared — should be shared by many more people than it is.”U.S. Representatives also met with El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele. They discussed the need to address the drivers of migration. The delegation also paid homage to the 1989 Jesuit priests massacre while meeting the U.S. Marine detachment who serve at the embassy.“The United States must be committed to a real partnership and a whole-of-government approach to help deliver on the promise of prosperity, security and governance for the people across Central America,” said Congressman Brown. “With millions of immigrants from the region living and working in the United States and making extraordinary contributions to our country, it is critical that we honor the rich diversity that keeps our communities strong.”After visiting the detention facilities in Texas, Pelosi spoke of cooperation amongst the nations in this hemisphere to make Temporary Protected Status permanent.  She stressed that would give the immigrants the option to stay in the United States or if they choose to return home it would be a better place.“We’re neighbors, this is our hemisphere, we share it together.  We have to cooperate to build a better situation,” Pelosi said. “So then we will be able to say, ‘Stay if you wish, but when you go home, you will have a safe place to take your family to thrive.’”“These immigrants make America more American with their values,” she added.last_img read more

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Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ProCompetitive and ProConsumer

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ProCompetitive and ProConsumer

30 August 0

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global The $45 billion deal announced late Wednesday night for Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable is being flagged by consumer protection advocates as a glaring violation of antitrust regulations. But the CEO of Comcast, for one, seems pretty sure that the deal will go through.”We wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t think we could get it approved,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts told CNBC this morning. “We spent a lot of time thinking about it.”Philadelphia-headquartered Comcast and New York City-headquartered Time Warner Cable announced in a joint statement today that their boards had approved an all stock merger. Comcast would acquire all of Time Warner’s 284.9 million shares of stock.Related: 10 Thoughts on Tech, Trends and Innovation at CES 2014″It’s a really special transaction for both Time Warner Cable and for Comcast,” Roberts said. “The deal is pro-competitive, it is pro-consumer. We are going to be able to bring better products, faster internet, more channels, on demand, TV everywhere, and a national-local platform that is really special.”But a merger between Comcast and Time Warner – the No. 1 and No. 2 cable companies by subscriber count – into one behemoth has already raised red flags among regulators and consumer groups.In particular, Ajit Pai, one of the commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, the regulatory body that would have to approve the deal, has said that the merger would likely not go through the current Democratic administration.Related: TiVo Takes a Look at America’s Viewing Habits”An outright acquisition by Comcast of Time Warner Cable could face a number of hurdles in the Obama administration,” Pai told The Wall Street Journal in December, before a deal was announced. “A Republican administration likely would be more inclined to approve a deal.”Consumer advocates were up in arms, saying that the merger would put individual customers at a significant disadvantage to have to buy cable from a near monopoly.”Comcast cannot be allowed to purchase Time Warner Cable.  Antitrust authorities and the FCC must stop it, ” said John Bergmayer, senior staff attorney at Public Knowledge, in a statement. “An enlarged Comcast would be the bully in the schoolyard, able to dictate terms to content creators, Internet companies, other communications networks that must interconnect with it, and distributors who must access its content.”Related: Sony Now Predicts a $1.1 Billion Loss, Shuts Down PC Business 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img February 13, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more

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Review 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is 575 horsepower worth of luxury

Review 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is 575 horsepower worth of luxury

28 August 0

first_img Phys.org, 2017 The SVR does come at a cost compared to other Sport modelsRange Rover Hot cars at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show Powered by Privacy policy Phys.org, 2018 I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Edmunds highlights 10 notable new cars for 2019 Google Analytics settings We recommend 2016 Ford Edge lauded for reliability, powerful engines Phys.org, 2016 Phys.org, 2018 The Rover Sport is a midsized SUV that’s a bit smaller than the Discovery and a little larger than the Evoque. In its SVR format, it’s also a muscle car inside in a luxury SUV package. This means you are couched in posh surroundings as you scream “OMG” laying rubber down the pavement.The 2019 Range Rover Sport comes in six main trim levels, all of which are high on lux and have variously-sized supercharged engine options. At the top of the list of six packages, though, is the SVR. The Special Vehicle Racing model of the Sport comes packaged with unique wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, more hardcore transmission programming, sport seating, and some trim and styling cues.All of that is to accommodate the Range Rover Sport SVR’s growling 5.0-liter V8 powerhouse, which belts out 575 horsepower (429 kW) and 516 pound-feet (700 Nm) of torque. From startup, the SVR sounds like it’s about to shred rubber. Which it will, on command. Were the engine noise not there, in fact, one might forget that fact.With all of that muscularity, though, the 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is quite gentle and welcoming on long highway rides. It’s quiet on the highway, cushions well with its adaptive suspension, and offers extras like seat cooling and massage. And there’s no mistaking the Sport SVR’s look.Unmistakably Range Rover, the Sport carries a look similar to its siblings in the Rover SUV lineup. Its rear quarter, however, is not as angular as is the Discovery’s, and it’s less rounded than is the Evoque. It falls somewhere in between, making for a good look that avoids being boxy. Body lines finish the appeal with strong front-to-back edges and the signature clamshell hood. The SVR somehow looks lower to the ground, even if it’s not, and retains the capability expectation inherent in the Range Rover name. Its street cred is bolstered, though, with large calipers, big wheels, and those rumbling pipes. The SVR does come at a cost compared to other Sport models. It’s much thirstier, of course, with the big engine being the least fuel efficient of the lineup – in the realm of “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” kind of MPG returns. The third row option is also not available for the SVR model. A 22-inch wheel upgrade, head-up display, the aforementioned massaging seats, and several other items are options rather than standard. So is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, though those are no-cost upgrades this year.The 2019 Sport SVR is not exactly a sports car, with handling more commensurate with an SUV, but it certainly does enjoy being treated like one. Acceleration is very good, easily coming in under five seconds in a 0-60 mph (0-92 km/h) sprint. Where things really shine, though, is in steering and terrain response. Handling on the road is very good, considering how heavy this SUV is, but off the road, it gets really good and the faster response of the supercharged engine pays off. Steering is precise and quick without becoming a liability in tight parking and urban situations.Driving around everyday in an SUV whose price tag sits in the six figures is satisfying, but nerve-racking. A machine like this can’t just be parked anywhere, and the valet had better be very trustworthy. Nobody driving this will feel their cost accounting is in the red, however. The price paid is well worth the goods received.The 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is both muscle car and luxurious sport utility in one package. It’s equally capable of oohing with its thunder and aaahing with its comfort; with the occasional bar-grabbing “OMG” when the throttle is shoved to the floor. This, folks, is living.Product Page: 2019 Range Rover Sport These 6 new SUVs are worth the wait Phys.org, 2017 SUVs are main attraction at L.A. Auto Show 8 new cars, SUVs coming to the US in 2018 Phys.org, 2015 Yes Nolast_img read more

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Pakistan police say 8 men in Malala attack were acquitted

18 August 0

first_img Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, Malala Yousafzai, visits Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan. Pakistani police say that eight out of 10 militants charged with involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai were actually acquitted in April — not sentenced to life in prison as reported at the time. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File) The military has been carrying out a major operation against Pakistani Taliban in the country’s North Waziristan tribal region since last year to eliminate al-Qaida and supporters of Fazlullah who had a strong base there.The government says it has cleared more than 90 percent region of the local and foreign militants.___Associated Press Writers Riaz Khan in Peshawar, Pakistan, and Danica Kirka in London contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. In April, public prosecutor Sayed Naeem said 10 militants charged over the attack were all convicted by an anti-terrorism court and sentenced to life imprisonment. At the time, he said the court announced the ruling at an undisclosed location because of security concerns.On Friday, Naeem said only two of the militants were imprisoned for life while the others were acquitted due to lack of evidence.The prosecutor claimed reporters misquoted him at the time. He refused to further discuss the case and only added that he had already filed an appeal against the acquittal of the eight men.Naeem made his comments shortly after Khan spoke.“I can only confirm that the anti-terrorism court in April had acquitted eight out of 10 militants accused of attacking Malala,” Khan told The Associated Press.He said he did not know why the government or the public prosecutor had not clarified media reports about the sentencing of the men involved in attack on Malala earlier.Another senior Pakistani police officer, Salim Marwat, confirmed to AP on Friday that eight were acquitted in the April 30 court ruling but refused to elaborate on details.“We will continue our efforts to arrest all those who were linked to the attack on Malala and who are at large,” he said. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Men’s health affects baby’s health too Malala’s press representatives in London declined to comment on the reports.Malala was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban when she was returning in a vehicle along with several other students from school. The militants targeted her because she advocated education for women. She was initially treated in Pakistan, but was later flown to a hospital in Britain, where she now lives with her family.Malala won world acclaim for her campaign and last year was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The 17-year-old laureate has expressed an interest in going into politics in Pakistan once her education is completed.Malala enjoys huge popularity among many Pakistanis and the attack on her had created nationwide hate against militants.Pakistan says it has been doing everything possible to trace and arrest Mullah Fazlullah, the Taliban leader who ordered the attack on Malala and who is believed to be hiding somewhere in neighboring Afghanistan. Also at large are other militants who took part in the attack.The 10 militants initially charged in the case and brought to trial in Pakistan were detained by the military last year. It was unclear whether the two men who were sentenced to life in prison actually participated in the attack. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani police and the country’s public prosecutor said Friday that eight out of 10 militants charged with involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist and later Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai were actually acquitted in April — and not sentenced to life in prison as reported at the time.The stunning announcement, which first came from Pakistan’s deputy police chief, Azad Khan, offered no explanation as to why authorities had remained silent for so many weeks or why they had failed to correct the facts earlier. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

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Australians look overseas for travel

Australians look overseas for travel

17 August 0

first_imgA recent study from the Australian Bureau of Statistic indicates that 693,000 Australians travelled overseas in April compared to 537,100 the same time last year.Although the figures may have been impacted by the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland, which grounded flights all over Europe, the rise in Australians travelling overseas was largely attributed to the strong Australian dollar.According to Australian Federation of Travel Agents chief executive Jayson Westbury there had been a small decrease in enquiries over the past couple of weeks which could partly be a result of the carbon tax talks.“The biggest factor affecting people’s decision is consumer confidence and taxation arrangements,” Mr Westbury said.“As the number of Australians travelling overseas continues to soar, largely thanks to the strong dollar, fewer people are holidaying domestically and that’s bad news for tourism operators, especially regional Australia,” Tourism and Transport Forum chief executive John Lee said.Top overseas destinations for Australian travellers include New Zealand, United States, Indonesia, Thailand, United Kingdom and Fiji, while the fastest growing destinations included Cambodia, Vietnam, France, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vanuatu. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more

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Bookingcom welcomes its third Australian office to Brisbane

17 August 0

first_imgBooking.com welcomes its third Australian office to BrisbaneBooking.com welcomes its third Australian office to BrisbaneBooking.com, the world leader in booking accommodation online, has opened a new permanent office in Brisbane, in order to better support its Queensland accommodation partners and strengthen its business throughout the Sunshine State. Situated in the heart of Brisbane’s Queen St, this is the third office Booking.com has opened in Australia, with other locations in Sydney and Melbourne.Booking.com’s Regional Manager for Oceania, Tracey Foxall, says the team will not only be responsible for providing close, on-the-ground support for the company’s thousands of Queensland property partners, but will also be tasked with increasing the number properties available to book throughout the State.“Booking.com exists to connect travellers from all over the world with the biggest choice of incredible places to stay. With the opening of our new Brisbane office, we’re in a better position to introduce more properties in Queensland to the benefits of being on Booking.com while giving more options to travellers to choose from.We are also thrilled to have a base nearer to our highly valued partners in Queensland and look forward to working even more closely with them.”Continued Foxall, “Queensland is undoubtedly one of the most visited holiday destinations for Australians and for travellers from all over the world. It’s home to some of the best beaches, rainforests and other natural landmarks in the country, making it the obvious choice for holiday-makers.”Having doubled the number of properties on its platform in just two years, Booking.com today offers more than one million distinct properties that have over 23 million bookable rooms worldwide. On any given day, more than a million people around the globe book a room on Booking.com.With over 13,000 employees in 180+ offices around the world, the new Brisbane team will add to Booking.com’s ever expanding global network of accommodation experts. Booking.com book your room hereSource = Booking.comlast_img read more

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Lawmakers Aim to Jumpstart US Covered Bonds Market

15 August 0

first_img November 9, 2011 519 Views If a new Senate bill becomes law, it could finally create a long-awaited covered bond market for the nation, effectively making mortgages easier to securitize and increasing their appeal for investors.[IMAGE]Earlier Wednesday a bipartisan group of senators, led by Sens. “”Kay Hagan””:http://hagan.senate.gov/ (D-North Carolina) and “”Bob Corker””:http://corker.senate.gov/public/ (R-Tennessee), introduced the “”United States Covered Bond Act of 2011″”:http://www.hagan.senate.gov/files/111109_CoveredBond_BillText.pdf in order to kick-start what some regard as necessary for a full-fledged housing recovery.””With the housing market still struggling to recover, covered bonds are a common sense solution that can help bring private capital back into the housing market,”” “”Sen. Chuck Schumer””:http://schumer.senate.gov/ (D-New York), another co-sponsor behind the bill, said in a “”joint statement””:http://hagan.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=1529. “”Developing a U.S. covered bond market will also allow more U.S. investors to put their money to work supporting the American economy, rather than investing in covered bonds elsewhere, which they are doing now,”” he added.[COLUMN_BREAK]The bill ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô sister to a House bill introduced earlier this year by “”Rep. Scott Garrett””:http://garrett.house.gov/ (R-New Jersey) ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô would establish a broad legal framework to form securities from mortgage pools insured by other asset-backed securities.European nations have long benefited from a covered bond market, with legal bodies in place for bonds in such countries as the United Kingdom and Germany, alongside 28 other countries.U.S. dollar investors continue to benefit from covered bond markets in these countries, with foreign financial institutions issuing more than $30 billion in securities to investors this year.Hagan added in the statement that the creation of a covered bond market would offer “”a powerful tool that can be used to fund loans to small businesses and households. This bill would level the playing field for U.S. financial institutions and help strengthen our U.S. economy.””The “”U.S. Covered Bonds Council””:http://www.sifma.org/committees/capital-markets-group/covered-bonds-council/overview/, a group in association with the “”Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association””:http://www.sifma.org/, responded favorably to the proposed legislation.Signaling the association’s “”strong support”” for the bill, “”Kenneth Bentsen””:http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ken-bentsen/4/a03/162, EVP for public and advocacy, said in a “”separate statement””:http://www.sifma.org/news/news.aspx?id=8589936362 that “”[w]e believe a dedicated legislative covered bond framework will provide investors with the certainty necessary for a robust covered bond market to develop in the U.S.””Efforts to further support sustained economic growth should ensure that financial intermediaries have more rather than fewer tools at their disposal to maintain a constant flow of credit through the economy,”” he said. in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies European Union First-Time Homebuyers Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bonds Mortgage-Backed Securities Processing Service Providers Subprime Loans Underwriting Standards 2011-11-09 Ryan Schuettecenter_img Lawmakers Aim to Jumpstart U.S. Covered Bonds Market Sharelast_img read more

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