Log In | Learn More By Nicholas Florko Dec. 17, 2018 Reprints Nicholas Florko WASHINGTON — One of Washington’s most influential health policymakers, Sen. Lamar Alexander, will not seek reelection in 2020, he announced Monday.The Tennessee Republican has chaired the powerful Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee since 2015, where he presided over a number of high-profile health care bills, including the 21st Century Cures Act, and the Republican party’s eventually abandoned effort to repeal Obamacare. About the Author Reprints Tags Congressdrug pricinggovernment agenciespolicy @NicholasFlorko Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Susan Walsh/AP STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Politics Sen. Lamar Alexander, a leading Republican on health legislation, will not seek reelection What is it? Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” What’s included? [email protected]
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Facebook Brilliant line up as Anvil Inn in Portarlington present the Forge Festival Facebook GAA Pinterest The Forge Beer Garden in the Anvil Inn in Portarlington is fast becoming one of the top live music venues in the region – and they have an extra special weekend of entertainment on July 13/14 with a host of top bands lined up.The Forge Festival live music event takes place over Saturday and Sunday, July 13/14 – with free entry all weekend. Among the bands to feature are the ever-popular Transmitter, Cardinal Sins, Toxic Twins, No Limits, Rubber Dinghy and John Tobin.Rubber Dinghy are first up and get the show underway at 4pm on Saturday with No Limits at 6pm, Toxic Twins at 8pm and Cardinal Sins on stage at 10.30pm, when the venue is sure to be hopping.On Sunday, John Tobin begins the live music at 4.30pm with Transmitter set to play from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.In addition to the acts, there is also a writer’s block, a singer-songwriter competition and finger food is served all weekend.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday WhatsApp TAGSAnvil InnForge FestivalPortarlington By LaoisToday Reporter – 4th July 2019 GAA Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Previous articleCamross keep bid to retain league title on track and all tonight’s GAA resultsNext articleIn Pictures: Athy Tennis club President’s Day Tournament a big success LaoisToday Reporter Home Sponsored Brilliant line up as Anvil Inn in Portarlington present the Forge Festival Sponsored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin
By Daily NK – 2015.01.23 5:40pm News Facebook Twitter Mini Home Markets Gaining Popularity US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEconomy News SHARE North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders More residents are enjoying the convenienceof using home-run stalls selling simple items, compared to conventionalmarketplaces that come with restrictions in operating hours, Daily NK haslearned. “You can sell and buy goods from theseresidential stalls as long as you have an established level of trust with theowner,” a source based in South Pyongan Province toldthe Daily NK on Thursday. “More people are convertingrooms in their homes and selling goods day and night.” This foundation of trust is bolstered by three chief pillars: the customer has evidence of a steady source of revenue, and is neither an undercover official looking to crackdown on the operations, or aswindler hoping to cut and run with the goods. Passing muster can take time and requires a number of others within the right circles for validation.According to the source, thesehome-operated stalls started popping up in the 1990s, mostly around schools tosell snacks to students. Starting a few years ago, more people have beenconverting or extending parts of their homes and selling electronics–namelytelevisions, refrigerators, and washing machines–and food in bulk. Every aspect of operations–from investment to distribution and sales–involving these homes stalls are run by the families inhabiting the premises, which enables the unit to function like a well-oiled company, with workers picking up shifts around the clock. “Even if you don’t have much interms of assets, as long as you open shop at home, you can secure products tosell on credit from wholesalers and put things on tabs for people as well. Forthis reason these places are referred to as ‘creditstalls,’” the source explained, adding that the system is as beneficial to customers as it is to owners.In contrast to the markets, one of thegreatest merits of these stalls is the freedom they offer to dodge curfewsenforced during farming mobilization, where vendors see their retail timecurtailed to a few hours a day– if any. Even better is the fact that thesehome stalls, not yet on the radar for crackdowns, easily evade surveillance. “There’s no fee for the stall like atmarkets, and vendors don’t need to leave products withsecurity at the market or bring them home, so all in all it’s very convenient,” she asserted. In North Korea, official market operations typically involve a stand approximately 50-60cm in width, procured by vendors by paying a fee to themanagement office. The street stalls are larger, about 1.5-2m wide, and owners contribute 10percent of their sales to the city or county service management office in order to sell there. State-run shops are assigned to individuals who pay rent to conduct wholesale or retail operations. Conveniently located on the main roads leading to the markets, these home shops see increasingly more business for those looking for an alternative. “Home stalls are right where people live,so word of mouth travels and people in the neighborhood are able to go buythings they need regardless of what time it is,” thesource said, adding that sellers even offer delivery services for big purchases.These residential shops also offer a safer option for those looking to keep their affluence under wraps. “For Party cadres and the donju [new affluentmiddle class] who have accumulated assets illegally, their amount of spendingis more or less exposed if they buy products at the market and at generalshops. But with home-run stalls that’s not the case, sothey don’t have to worry,” thesource said.As with all things, this newconvenience comes with drawbacks. Offering one such caveat in this case, shepointed out, “You may be able to put things on a tab,but you can’t haggle.” Daily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected]
CETFA elects new board leader Federal finance minister Jim Flaherty Monday announced the appointment of Angela Tu Weissenberger to the board of directors of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corp. (CDIC). “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tu Weissenberger to the board of CDIC,” Flaherty said in a release. “With her extensive professional experience in the financial sector, she is an ideal choice for an organization that is essential to a strong financial system in Canada.” Tu Weissenberger is a senior economics professional and founder of ATM Associates, Inc. She has significant experience as an advisor for the financial services industry, as well as in-depth experience working with the energy industry. CDIC is a federal Crown corporation established in 1967 to provide deposit insurance against the loss, in whole or in part, of deposits with banks, trust companies and loan companies in the event of their failure. Related news IE Staff TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Facebook LinkedIn Twitter PenderFund names new SVP for investments Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Canada Deposit Insurance Corp.
HomeNewsPoliticsMore candidates file for November election Jun. 24, 2016 at 8:48 amPoliticsMore candidates file for November electionMatthew Hall5 years agocity councildominick beigleam davisJennifer Kennedymargaret quinones-perezpam o’connorralph mechursanta monica electionsSanta Monicans for Renters’ RightsSMC board of trusteessmmusd board of education electionsSMRRsusan aminoffted winterertony vazuezSMVote.org is now online. Races for local elections are starting to take shape, with multiple candidates signaling they intend to run for City Council, Santa Monica-Malibu school board and Santa Monica College board.As of press time, the individuals filing paperwork with the City Clerk include three incumbents and one challenger for council, two incumbents for college board and one incumbent and one challenger for school board.Planning Commissioner Jennifer Kennedy sent a press release on June 22 announcing her intent to run for council, but she had not filed any paperwork with the Clerk’s office by press time.“I’ve lived in our City for 17 years and my family and I are investing our future here — I will be asking the voters to trust me to serve them on the City Council,” she said in her statement.Kennedy ran in 2014, taking sixth place out of 14 candidates. She ended the race with 5,037 votes, or about 8.5 percent. Pam O’Connor had the lowest vote total of a successful candidate that year with 6,696 votes, or about 11.3 percent.She has previously worked for Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights but has resigned from her position with the organization to run for office again.“My priorities are controlling growth and protecting residential neighborhoods, fighting for seniors, working families and individuals who need affordable housing and strong rent control protections, increasing open space and enhancing our city’s natural, sustainable environment,” Kennedy said. “I understand that we have some tough challenges working to create affordable housing. And I know that we will need very creative ways to increase our open space given our density but we have thoughtful residents and a dynamic community spirit which can create the possibilities for these goals.”Current councilmembers Gleam Davis, Tony Vazquez and Ted Winterer have all filed paperwork to run again. Terry O’Day is the only incumbent yet to file and has not announced his intent. Challenger and Santa Monica firefighter Dominick Bei has filed papers to run.Incumbent Ralph Mechur has filed papers for school board as has challenger Jon Kean. SMC Board of Trustee incumbents Susan Aminoff and Margaret Quinones-Perez have also filed paperwork.According to the City Clerk’s office, candidates must be United States citizens, be at least 18 years old on election day and must be registered to vote in the jurisdiction of the desired office. Candidates cannot be in prison or on parole for a felony.Candidates who plan to spend at least $1,000 or raise at least $2,000 must form a committee and make regular filings with the City.At this point in the process, candidates who are actively fundraising are filing their required paperwork but no one is an official candidate until he or she has gathered 100 signatures from registered voters and completed the candidate nomination packet. Packets will be available starting July 18 and signatures must be delivered to the clerk’s office by Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. The nomination period could be extended to Aug. 17 if at least one incumbent fails to qualify by Aug. 12.The City Clerk’s Office will hold candidate workshops on the first day of the filing period to go over the process and the required forms in detail. There is a $25 fee to file nomination [email protected] :city councildominick beigleam davisJennifer Kennedymargaret quinones-perezpam o’connorralph mechursanta monica electionsSanta Monicans for Renters’ RightsSMC board of trusteessmmusd board of education electionsSMRRsusan aminoffted winterertony vazuezshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentExpo Line tour: At Apple Pan, burgers served with a side of nostalgiaEducator spotlight: Tisha Marie Reichle, Santa Monica High SchoolYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsCouncil readies for Tuesday meetingBrennon Dixson1 month agoFeaturedNewsPoliticsGOP seeks unity, even if that means embracing election lieGuest Author1 month agoNewsPoliticsIn GOP stronghold, Biden pushes for his infrastructure planGuest Author1 month agoFeaturedNewsPoliticsU.S. Senator Alex Padilla endorses Rick Chavez Zbur for AD50 seatClara Harter1 month agoColumnsCurious CityFeaturedNewsOpinionWORDS MATTERCharles Andrews1 month agoColumnsCurious CityFeaturedNewsOpinionDID YOU KNOW…?Charles Andrews2 months ago
HomeLifeEntertainmentArtsPrize pool expands for teen filmmakers Nov. 03, 2018 at 5:01 amArtsEntertainmentFeaturedNewsPrize pool expands for teen filmmakersMadeleine Pauker3 years agoentertainmentfilmsSanta MonicaSanta Monica Teen Film Festival The stakes for filmmakers entering the Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival just got a lot higher.The college-bound teenager who wins Best Overall Film at the June 2019 festival will receive a $40,000 tuition scholarship to the BFA Film & Digital Content program at the Studio School, a four-year entertainment college in Downtown Los Angeles and an accredited branch of Philadelphia-based Hussian College. The school operates on the L.A. Center Studios production lot and offers students mentorship from industry professionals.“We are a school that was very uniquely started inside of the entertainment industry,” said Studio Enterprise founder Glenn Kalison. “From the beginning, we tapped into youth teen festivals around the country as a recruiting tool to find filmmakers who wanted an industry-immersed, practical experience rather than going the traditional film school route.”The festival previously partnered with Relativity Media to produce the festival and offer a $3,500 scholarship for a workshop at the Relativity School, which renamed itself the Studio School. The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs is now partnering with the school’s new parent company, Studio Enterprise. Kalison said Studio Enterprise is aiming to help the event grow and become a world-class teen festival. “The Santa Monica Teen Film Festival has grown every year since its inception with an increase in submissions. As technology has changed and teenagers have grown more sophisticated, we have also seen a huge change in quality of films since our launch,” said Shannon Daut, City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Manager. “We are happy to be teaming with Studio Enterprise to further expand the brand and increase visibility of the festival and the teen filmmakers who are part of it.”Entering its 14th year, the festival takes submissions from teens age 12-18 around the world for films between 60 seconds and 15 minutes in length. Past entries have been submitted from Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, France, Germany, Peru, and New Zealand, among others. A selection committee that includes teens will choose films based on their originality, entertainment value, technical quality, and resourcefulness. Storytelling and technical abilities will both be important in the selection process, Kalison said.The tuition scholarship will go to the rising high school senior or recent graduate who wins Best Overall Film. If the winner is entering their junior year or below, they will receive a $3,000 scholarship to a summer filmmaking program at the Studio Institute Camps.“The $40,000 scholarship would apply over four years to a bachelor’s program, and it would work in tandem with a lot of other scholarship programs we have (at Studio School),” Kalison said. “We’re committed to making this education affordable to young talent.”Local teens also have a chance to win the Santa Monica Next Gen Award, which is exclusive to young filmmakers who live, work, or go to school in Santa Monica. Other entrants can win awards for live action, documentary, animated, or experimental filmmaking. The festival also offers awards for public service announcements, music or dance, sustainability, and the Joseph Campbell Story Award, which honors the film with the best story. Last year, the top award was given to Jonas Leonard Steinacker of Germany for his film “Heaven & Earth.” Other winners included Caleb Wild of Florida for his live action film “Cycle” and Kinly McCaffrey of Los Angeles for her documentary “Running for Her Life.”Submissions will be accepted online at https://filmfreeway.com/ until Mar. 11, 2019 and filmmakers will be notified of acceptance on May 3, 2019. The festival will also receive entries through the Youth Cinema Network, a global network of youth film festivals. Entries will be screened in and around Santa Monica on June 22 and 23, 2019. Tags :entertainmentfilmsSanta MonicaSanta Monica Teen Film Festivalshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKershaw stays with Dodgers for $93M, 3-year dealUber driver charged with five felonies for Halloween kidnappingYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours ago
“The thing I’ve found remarkable about the show is the depth that’s there,” said Monique Kleinhans, a BACC member artist. “It’s not only the creative expressions but the depth and life experience that’s portrayed. It’s remarkable to spend time looking at the work and reading the stories. It allows us to have a better understanding, and it’s a wonderful way for the people who’ve had those experiences to express them.” While the MMIW movement started out as the basis for the exhibit, Schelling says it evolved into a broader show with themes like family and trauma. Originally scheduled for May 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Hodge to delay the exhibit for a future undetermined date. As COVID-19 guidelines began loosening this year, an opening popped up at BACC, and the gallery along with Love Lives Here put together a last-minute exhibit, which is showing through June 26. In 2019, Love Lives Here, an affiliate of the Montana Human Rights Network, held a few public panels that led to conversations about issues like human trafficking, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement and how to address those issues. “Mihkwaw Red,” a painting of the cosmos by artist Margaret Cook on display at “Expressions of Resilience,” an exhibition featuring art, poetry and traditional crafts by Indigenous women at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center on May 13, 2021. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon Email The collaboration is also the first of its kind at BACC, and Hodge is hoping to do similar partnerships in the future. In addition to the artwork, many of the pieces have artist bios and stories to pair together. Each artist is local, ranging from Cut Bank to Missoula, and the art portrays work from various tribes, including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai, Assiniboine, Crow, Navajo, Blackfeet and Chippewa-Cree. “Expressions of Resilience – Art, Poetry, and Traditional Crafts by Indigenous Women” is on display now through June 26. For more information, visit www.baccbigfork.org or visit the gallery Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 525 Electric Ave. in Bigfork. “It started out to raise MMIW awareness,” Hodge said. “It’s a very sensitive topic that requires a lot of care, and we wanted to be deliberate and respectful.” After hearing suggestions to host an art show displaying Indigenous women’s work, Barb Schelling, who sits on Love Lives Here’s Indigenous Allies subcommittee, and Laura Hodge at Bigfork Art and Cultural Center (BACC) started making plans to host an exhibit. “Expressions of Resilience – Art, Poetry, and Traditional Crafts by Indigenous Women” shows the work of 13 Indigenous women artists, including Schelling, ranging in mediums from poetry to beadwork. “Native women aren’t just victims or targets; there’s another part to that story,” Schelling said. “They want the opportunity to express themselves as leaders and educators and artisans and storytellers. We decided it was a really good idea to have an art show to support that.” Hodge is also excited to display poems for the first time in the gallery. She says showing literary work is tricky because artists don’t necessarily have a way to sell their work, but a donor subsidized the poets so they would be compensated. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Sunlight spills through a skylight onto a piece by artist Valentina LaPier on display at “Expressions of Resilience,” an exhibition featuring art, poetry and traditional crafts by Indigenous women at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center on May 13, 2021. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon Most of the work has ties to MMIW in some way, like Salisha Old Bull’s art drawing attention to Jermaine Charlo, who went missing in 2018.
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Google+ Facebook By News Highland – January 13, 2014 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The Canadian Astronaut who Tweeted about Ireland from space and has now become a Tourism Ambassador for the Country has been visiting Donegal today.Commander Chris Hadfield has been taking part in a tour of Inishowen and earlier met with students at the Gaeilscoil in Buncrana.His visit is part of a promotional drive by Tourism Ireland.Speaking to Highland Radio’s Finbar O’Baoill, Commander Hadfield said he was using his new found celebrity to help promote the beauty of Ireland:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/com1pmSPACE.mp3[/podcast] Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks of his delight at visiting Donegal Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleHospital manager says chapel will be retained, but not necessarily in the same locationNext articleShort term measures introduced to ease Letterkenny General overcrowding News Highland Pinterest Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications