Mark Carney warns no-deal Brexit shock would be ‘instantaneous’

first_img Mark Carney warns no-deal Brexit shock would be ‘instantaneous’ Alex Daniel Read more: New £300m no-deal Brexit freight plan risks legal delays, experts warn Read more: Sajid Javid unveils extra £2bn to ‘turbo-charge’ no-deal Brexit preparations whatsapp Friday 2 August 2019 9:42 am “Restructuring an economy in terms of changing supply chains, retraining workers, shutting down plants that are no longer economic, starting up new ones that would be economic – that is very difficult.” Carney said this morning it is “not helpful” to deny the challenges that a no-deal scenario would bring. He said there would not only be disruption at Britain’s borders, but such a situation would render a “substantial number” of businesses “no longer economic”. The automotive sector, food and chemicals and transport industries would suffer most of all, he said.  ‘Consumer panic’ and chance of recession Carney was speaking to the BBC after the Bank of England yesterday said UK growth ground to a standstill in the second quarter of the year. This was due to the unwinding of Brexit stockpiling and car plant shutdowns. The BoE chose to leave interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent. Share A leaked government slide which was shown to cabinet ministers showed the government’s worst-case scenarios in a no-deal, reported Sky News. Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced an extra £2.1bn of public spending to increase the government’s ability to cope with such a scenario. LONDON – DECEMBER 16: Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney speaks during the Bank of England’s Financial Stability Report press conference at the Bank of England on December 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Bank of England governor Mark Carney has hit back at accusations that he is stirring fear about Brexit, warning that the UK would be hit by an “instantaneous” economic shockwave if it cannot strike a deal with the EU. The BoE also warned yesterday that the economic damage could be so great that there is now about a 30 per cent chance of a recession at the start of next year. However, it emerged hours later that Whitehall was bracing for potential “consumer panic”, increased risk of organised crime and a plummeting pound if there is a no-deal. whatsapp Former Tory leader and hard Brexit-backing backbencher Iain Duncan Smith told the Telegraph yesterday that Carney’s comments should be taken with a “massive pinch of salt”. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

Elon Musk, Twitter’s Favorite Tweeter, Is ‘Going Offline’

first_imgInternetTechnologyElon Musk, Twitter’s Favorite Tweeter, Is ‘Going Offline’As the Tesla exec takes a breather, a look back at his turbulent history on the platformBy Ian Spiegelman – November 1, 20191576ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItBillionaire funboy and space pioneer Elon Musk seems to have announced this morning that he’s leaving or at least taking a break from his favorite/most hated social media site.In a rapid-fire tweet burst, the Tesla CEO posted, “Not sure about the good of Twitter,” “Going offline,” and “Reddit still seems good.”Not sure about good of Twitter— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2019Going offline— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2019Reddit still seems good— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2019Last we checked, his page was still operational, though his profile pic was blacked out and a search for his Twitter presence brought up his certified page under the handle “Treelon” (he recently pledged to donate $1 million to a campaign that’s set out to plant 20 million trees; Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey followed suit and donated a big chunk of change).The mercurial magnate gave no indication as to why Twitter’s got him miffed, but it’s certainly been a source of trouble for Musk over the years, due entirely to his own actions.Last August, the Securities and Exchange Commission fined him $20 million and forced him to step down as Tesla’s chairman when he tweeted some interesting and wholly unsubstantiated news about his company’s financial status.In the wake of that mischief, Robert Jackson, one of the SEC’s four commissioners, said this summer that, “the agency should consider publishing new guidance on chief executives’ use of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, in the wake of controversies involving Tesla founder Elon Musk.”In July 2018, Musk called one of the rescuers of 12 Thai kids lost in a cave “pedo guy” in a since-deleted tweet. When someone challenged him on that claim, Musk responded, “You don’t think it’s strange he hasn’t sued me?”In fact, the offended rescuer did bring a $75,000 defamation suit against Musk in Los Angeles this May.Musk doesn’t just discuss matters of finance and pedophilia in his tweet fugues. There’s also bestiality.And punning.I am a business magnet— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 7, 2018OK, Musk didn’t write that caption himself, but he could have, since got really high with Joe Rogan on that episode.Twitter also allowed Musk to quickly put his own deeply weird, though strangely positive, spin on the situation when one of his visionary gadgets failed to perform, like when a Model S on autopilot smashed into a fire engine in 2018.What’s actually amazing about this accident is that a Model S hit a fire truck at 60mph and the driver only broke an ankle. An impact at that speed usually results in severe injury or death.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2018And then there were the times when the man was just being helpful and informative.https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/971224396890124288?s=20Just the other day, before Twitter inexplicably broke his heart, Musk hit the platform to channel ’80s David Letterman.https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1190094817084051456?s=20Of course, he’s probably just trolling the world again.I’m killin me lol— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 6, 2018Musk’s indeterminate departure must be a bummer for Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has named Musk as among his favorite personalities on the platform. In February Dorsey said, “To me personally? I like how @elonmusk uses Twitter. He’s focused on solving existential problems and sharing his thinking openly. I respect that a lot, and all the ups and downs that come with it.” Dorsey has come under fire for banning political ads on the platform.RELATED: Elon Musk May Have Ruined Twitter for All Puckish Billionaire CEOsStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSElon MuskJack DorseySocial MediaTreelonTwitterPrevious articleThe Best Things to Do in L.A. in NovemberNext articleSeth Bogart’s New Ceramics Shop Wiggles Is an Installation as Much as It’s a StoreGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORAre Influencer Exhibition Fights the Future of Boxing?The Curious Rise of Twitter Power Broker Yashar AliIs Elon Musk Getting Into the Restaurant Biz?last_img read more

Moment in Time: A look back at LaoisToday’s first ever Electric Picnic

first_imgAn Electric Picnic scorcher could be on the cardsElectric Picnic Facebook Community Loyalty Tickets for Electric Picnic are now Sold out Council Pinterest Community TAGSElectric PicnicMoment of Time New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Lifestyle Electric Picnic Moment in Time: A look back at LaoisToday’s first ever Electric Picnic LifestyleElectric Picnic Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter Pinterest Wonder how you can get tickets? Well wonder no moreElectric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 30th August 2018 Brought to you in association with Expert LaoisThis time 12 months ago, LaoisToday made its Electric Picnic debut.We gathered our cameras, jackets and our popular sign and headed for Stradbally Hall to mingle with the revellers.And what a weekend we had. The weather threw everything at us but we ploughed on and met some great people.It was freezing Friday, horsed rain on Saturday and was gloriously sunny on Sunday.Among the highlights on Day 1 were Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra with DJ Mo K, Hudson Taylor, London Grammar and The XX. From a local perspective, Portlaoise-based band Pogueology were excellent.Day 2 saw Madness, the Campden Town band who have been on the go since the 1970s, draw a big crowd to the main stage area during their set at while the Electric Ireland area was absolutely crammed for the performance of S Club 7.Duran Duran closed the show on Sunday night on main stage and brought to an end a brilliant note.This is also our first ever Moment in Time created solely on pictures taken by our photographer Julie Anne Miller.We cannot wait for this weekend: Lose anything at Electric Picnic? Here’s how you could get it back Previous articleLIVE BLOG: Follow the SHC relegation final and all four JFC quarter finalsNext articleAnnanough see off Camross to reach JFC semi final LaoisToday Reporter Moment in Time: A look back at LaoisToday’s first ever Electric Picnic Facebook Electric Picnic has completely sold out Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter WhatsApp Want to get tickets to next year’s Electric Picnic? The prices are hereSEE ALSO – Bargain store selling ‘she-wees’ ahead of Electric Picniclast_img read more

Knock-on effects of Kim Jong Nam assassination don’t serve Pyongyang’s interests

first_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Analysis & Opinion SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Analysis & Opinion The body of Kim Jong Un’s murdered half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, and two North Korean suspects previously held on suspicion of participating in the attack are being flown back to North Korea, signaling that the Kim Jong Nam saga may be coming to a close. The departures come 45 days after Kim was assassinated with VX poison gas at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The episode saw the dispatch of a high-ranking North Korean delegation, a stubborn refusal by North Korea to permit Malaysian nationals from leaving North Korea (which was reciprocated in kind), and attempts by the North Korean regime to thwart Malaysia’s investigation of the crime. Through the incident, the entire international community gained greater insight into the nature of the North Korean government.North Korea’s relationship with Malaysia has soured in the aftermath of the incident, with the visa-free travel agreement between the two countries abruptly suspended. However, the mission is likely to be viewed as a partial success from Pyongyang’s perspective. The assassination has enhanced Kim Jong Un’s grip on power by removing a potential rival, even if the stabilizing effects prove temporary. According to South Korean intelligence, Kim Jong Un first ordered the assassination of his half-brother five years ago. Since Kim Jong Nam was Kim Jong Il’s oldest son, some analysts have speculated that Kim Jong Un may have felt that his legitimacy was threatened. In traditional Korean culture, the eldest son is perceived to be the natural heir to the throne and the proper continuation of the Mount Paektu bloodline. Some analysts also believe that Kim Jong Un may have heard rumors that China was planning to institute regime change by installing Kim Jong Nam is his place.  In truth, after Kim Jong Nam was passed over for the country’s top leadership position, he spent time drifting between countries. No hard evidence has indicated that he was jockeying to replace his younger half-brother. But Kim Jong Nam’s very existence (and possibly his alleged refusal to return home) was likely to be perceived as a threat. “It seems that Kim Jong Nam’s existence was a form of psychological pressure for Kim Jong Un,” said Korea Advancement Solidarity’s Director Kim Kwang In. “Because Kim Jong Nam represented a source of potential instability and weakness for Kim Jong Un’s hold on power, the assassination likely brings him some sense of comfort.” However, many believe that the assassination may eventually be detrimental for the regime, and end up fostering greater instability.For his entire life, the North Korean authorities have made painstaking efforts to hide Kim Jong Nam’s existence from the North Korean people. As news of the assassination made international headlines, residents have learned about Kim Jong Nam’s background, with some likely to question the legitimacy of Kim Jong Un’s rule. This is also in line with efforts to conceal Kim Jong Un’s birthdate and the identity of his mother, Ko Yong Hui, who was Kim Jong Il’s consort rather than his first wife.   In the meantime, rumors of Kim Jong Nam’s assassination have crossed the Sino-North Korean border and reached inland to regions as far as Pyongyang, according to inside sources contacted by Daily NK. In order to block the news from spreading, the North Korean authorities are tightening up surveillance and control in the border regions, but this has had limited effect.  When asked about this development, Director Kim said, “Even looking at the Kim Jong Nam assassination objectively, there are more losses for the regime than gains. The North Korean people and cadres have all become aware of Kim Jong Nam’s existence, and this will ultimately lead to further instability for the regime.” Witnessing Kim Jong Un’s willingness to kill even his own brother will no doubt instigate a loss of respect towards the regime among party cadres and ordinary residents alike. Party cadres have already witnessed the brutal purge of scores of high-ranking officials, hinting that nobody is safe. Some observers believe that this will lead to more defections from top level officials wary of the precariousness of their personal safety. A former high-level diplomat turned defector spoke on condition of anonymity with Daily NK, saying, “What kind of person is going to think that the regime is stable when they see the leader go after his own flesh and blood by executing Jang Song Thaek and assassinating Kim Jong Nam? Cadres will begin to question whether their own positions are safe. They might conclude that it’s better to pursue the risky goal of defecting from the country rather than staying around to see what happens.”  “North Korean diplomats who are stationed overseas are no doubt feeling extremely embarrassed as they see their country being labeled as an international villain over the incident. Aside from the assassination, North Korea’s position in the world is suffering because of the country’s continued missile and nuclear tests. Rather than endure this international criticism, it’s possible that more and more cadres will elect to flee the country, throwing away their North Korean citizenship,” the former diplomat continued.Due to the method of Kim Jong Nam’s assassination, concern has grown amongst the international community about North Korea’s possession of chemical and biological weapons, and its complete disregard for international norms. The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution by consensus urging North Korea to halt its overseas crimes and human rights abuses. In addition, both houses of the US Congress are considering whether to redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. The fact that North Korea was able to use negotiations with Malaysia to secure the return of Kim Jong Nam’s body and the release of two of its nationals suspected of involvement might be hailed by some as a diplomatic victory for Pyongyang. However, North Korea’s position in Southeast Asia will likely take a hit. It is difficult to foresee North Korea being able to fully restore its relations with Malaysia and other Southeast Asian nations. In particular, there are some observers who believe that it was a mistake for North Korea to recruit Indonesian and Vietnamese females to participate in the attack. Indonesia and Vietnam, along with other Southeast Asian states, had retained friendly relations with the North, but this event has put a strain on those relationships. In the long term, the assassination is likely to hurt North Korea’s diplomatic interests as well as negatively impact the regime’s hold on power. The North Korean nationals held as suspects in relation to the incident were transferred to Pyongyang via Beijing on March 31. Kim Jong Nam’s body was also flown to Pyongyang on an Air China flight that passed through Beijing.  By Daily NK – 2017.04.03 9:53am Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”center_img Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Knock-on effects of Kim Jong Nam assassination don’t serve Pyongyang’s interests Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

BCSC, MFDA reach settlement with B.C. man

first_img Winston King-Loong Kuit is facing two separate sets of sanctions from the B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA). According to the settlement agreement with the BCSC, from August 2010 to September 2014, Kuit worked as a “finder” for SBC Financial Group Inc., a B.C.-based firm that had failed to ever file a prospectus during that time frame — a requisite for distributing securities. As a finder for SBC, Kuit drew in approximately $2.4 million from investors — of which $1.8 million of those distributions don’t qualify for exemptions set out in the Securities Act, provided that prospectus requirements are met. The BCSC ordered ordered Kuit to disgorge $147,500, an amount that represents the commissions he obtained while trading, advising and distributing securities as an unregistered advisor, in its decision. He’s also expected to pay $20,000 in settlements costs to the BCSC. The settlement with BCSC also puts into effect a 15-year ban. Under these terms, which are subject to limited exceptions, Kuit is prohibited from trading or purchasing any securities, from relying on exemptions, from becoming or acting as a registrant or promoter, and from acting in a management or consultative capacity. In the case before the MFDA, Kuit admitted that he solicited an estimated $1.55 million in investments in SBC between 2010 and August 2013 “outside the facilities of his MFDA member firms,” the decision states. Although Kuit was registered under the Securities Act for much of the period in question, his registration category did not confer permission to trade in SBC securities. The MFDA also heard Kuit’s admission that he had falsified or provided misleading information to compliance. In the settlement reached with the MFDA, Kuit is banned permanently from trading in any capacity under the auspices of any MFDA member. Both settlements note Kuit’s co-operation in settling the matters and his intention to use the proceeds from the sale of his home to cover a portion of the disgorgement order. Photo copyright: serezniy/123RF Beatrice Paez BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Facebook LinkedIn Twitter PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Related news Keywords EnforcementCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission, Mutual Fund Dealers Association IIROC reaches settlement with three former All Group reps serezniy/123RF Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Securities regulators have reached settlement agreements on Tuesday with a man in British Columbia who admitted to improperly distributing securities and providing misleading information to compliance. last_img read more

Dr Chris Moy, ABC Radio Sydney – Medicine shortages

first_imgDr Chris Moy, ABC Radio Sydney – Medicine shortages Transcript: AMA Vice President, Dr Chris Moy, ABC Radio Sydney, Afternoons with James Valentine, Wednesday, 20 January 2021Subject: Medicine shortagesJAMES VALENTINE: It’s not bad enough that we’ve got a pandemic that we’re trying to roll out a vaccine for, the pandemic itself has meant that there is a continuing shortage of particular medications. The healthcare supply chains around the world have been completely ruined. And so many people with chronic conditions who need these things – and by need, it’s life threatening, it’s lifesaving that they have these medications – are struggling, having a lot of difficulty finding their medications.Dr Chris Moy joins us. He’s Vice President of the Australian Medical Association, that’s involved in trying to fix this problem. Chris Moy, good afternoon.CHRIS MOY: G’day.JAMES VALENTINE: So what’s the problem?CHRIS MOY: Oh, look, the problem is that essentially Australia’s been very reliant on a free market, being able to have freely, easily, cheaply available medications, you know, that we could just pluck off and get at a good price. Unfortunately, COVID has really damaged those supply chains. And also it meant that certain medications became quite critical during the COVID pandemic, such as anaesthetic medications, which has really stress-tested our system and exposed vulnerabilities that we’ve had. We’ve done not too badly, but there still have been medications which have either caused shortages, causing inconvenience right up to potentially life-concerning or life-threatening situations for some people.JAMES VALENTINE: And were pharmaceutical supply chains, particularly vulnerable? I mean, like food importing seems to still be happening and that sort of thing.CHRIS MOY: Australia hasn’t proven itself to be very good at making things, and we got exposed with things like masks as well. We just thought we’d forever be able to just get this whenever we needed, these medications in a continuous supply. And that hasn’t proven to be the case. It has been a real stress test, that point in time. And we really do need to look – and the Government is looking at this – looking at strategies to better monitor and have better intelligence where there is supply problems building up, but also really looking at potential, making sure that we’ve got enough stuff when we need it, and also maybe looking at potential to manufacture things in the future if we really get caught out like this again, because we may not be in as fortunate a position where we’ve handled the pandemic so well that we keep things under relative control.JAMES VALENTINE: Right. So, the main problem was we’d become complacent and it just didn’t occur to us that there would ever be a problem?CHRIS MOY: We just assumed that this would always be the case. And the risk is that the world changes, and it’s changed very quickly in the last year or so and it’s exposed that you can’t assume. And we really do need to plan for a rainy day, which is unfortunately what has happened in the last 12 months.JAMES VALENTINE: Yeah. And any particular areas that are very vulnerable at the moment, any particular conditions?CHRIS MOY: It has fluctuated over time. At the moment, there’s things like hormone replacement therapy patches for women. That’s causing inconvenience because we’ve had to replace with ones which are not so good. There’s been these medications, which have also been because there’s been a problem with one of them for reflux, heartburn, but also used in allergy, and that’s quite critical for some people. And also early on, there was the elective surgery pause, partly to build up supplies of some of the anaesthetic medications which are used in surgery but which also might have been required had we had to ventilate a lot of people. So, those things have fluctuated over time.We’ve done alright but had things been worse, we could have been in a lot more trouble.JAMES VALENTINE: Yeah, yeah. A few text correspondents, one saying: I went to a few chemists to find my regular generic antidepressant as demand had been draining supplies; many chemists are waiting for weeks and weeks for stock. So, it’s things that’s in common use like that.CHRIS MOY: Yeah, absolutely. And doctors have had to find workarounds. Sometimes either replace doses but even replace medications completely, and sometimes they haven’t been as good as the original one that people are on. So, it’s been sometimes unsatisfactory, but certainly very inconvenient, and sometimes very stress-provoking for a lot of people, anxiety provoking for a lot of people.JAMES VALENTINE: So, is it largely time that’s going to fix this? What are we putting in place to try and deal with it?CHRIS MOY: It’s time to some degree, hopefully things will get better. But we do need to actually look at ourselves, where we fit in the bigger world and plan. And there’s work going ahead. And the AMA will definitely be strongly encouraging that so that we’re better prepared and ready for that rainy day in the future, which could even be worse. I don’t want to become pessimistic, but this was a pandemic, but it could have been worse potentially.JAMES VALENTINE: Right. As in- well, it doesn’t really matter what the cause is, there’s other ways this could be disrupted…CHRIS MOY: [Talks over] That’s right.JAMES VALENTINE: … and we haven’t got anything in place for it. So, it’s not just, like, so we could be looking at what? A combination of stockpiles, of production here, that sort of thing?CHRIS MOY: I think everything should be on the table. And we’ve just got to get the right relative risk. I mean, obviously stockpiling and also production ability is going to cost money. We have to work out where that risk is. But I think the world has also shown that, you know, you just can’t totally rely on everybody else, and to have this unending permanent supply and disruptions can occur.JAMES VALENTINE: Did we used to make pharmaceuticals here?CHRIS MOY: In the past we have, but it’s certainly a lot cheaper to generally make a lot of medications overseas. We do need to just focus- particularly for the serious ones, whether the balance of risk is better for us to be looking at that. And we may need governments to be looking at that over time.JAMES VALENTINE: Yeah, and governments are responding? Are you getting- are you hearing what you want to hear from Federal and State?CHRIS MOY: Well, to some degree, we’re in the middle of this at the moment and there’s a lot of work to even do the mapping at the moment. So, I don’t think at the moment we can make hard decisions about that. But we are doing a lot of mapping and a lot of work’s being done to try to patch things up.JAMES VALENTINE: Alright. Well, all the best with it.CHRIS MOY: Pleasure.JAMES VALENTINE: Thank you so much for joining us this afternoon. That’s Dr Chris Moy, Vice President of the Australian Medical Association. /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:ABC, AMA, Australia, Australian, Australian Medical Association, Federal, Government, health, healthcare, heartburn, intelligence, medicine, pandemic, President, production, supply chain, Sydneylast_img read more

Early arrival recommended for CU-Boulder commencement May 10

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Field and people planning to drive to campus should arrive early.Due to traffic delays, and ongoing construction on U.S. 36 leading into Boulder, early arrival is strongly advised. Gates open at 7 a.m. and guests should plan to be seated by 8:15 a.m. The ceremony will be held outdoors in the stadium regardless of the weather. In the event of heavy rain or snow an abbreviated ceremony will be held.For the safety of all guests, only soft-sided bags or containers no larger than 12x12x12 (the size of a purse or small backpack) are welcome at Folsom Field. Clear, plastic grocery-type bags are strongly recommended to facilitate security screening at the gates. All persons and packages are subject to screening prior to entry into the stadium. Please report unattended or suspicious bags to police immediately. To view a short University of Colorado Police Department commencement safety message visit http://bit.ly/2013CUCommencementSafety.Parking lots and gray meters near the Coors Events Center are free for commencement parking. Traffic officers and parking supervisors and attendants will be available to assist campus visitors.For more information about commencement visit http://commencement.colorado.edu/, and for information on commencement parking visit http://commencement.colorado.edu/ceremonies/spring/parking/.Contact: Greg Swenson, 303-492-3113 Published: May 8, 2013 last_img read more

Should the Bar’s Fall Meetings always be held virtually?

first_imgShould the Bar’s Fall Meetings always be held virtually? Another legal tradition could fall to the COVID-19 pandemic in January when the Board of Governors is scheduled to decide whether the Bar’s Fall Meetings should always be conducted virtually.A staff analysis shows that the Bar could realize $62,000 in annual savings — not counting the time and travel expense individual members would save.Program Evaluation Committee Chair Brian Burgoon told the Board of Governors at a December 4 meeting that the move would represent “a huge savings to the budget.”The Program Evaluation Committee voted in October to recommend the change. The Board of Governors is expected to weigh the proposal at its next meeting on January 28.The Bar’s Fall, Winter, and Annual meetings are the most convenient way for hundreds of attorney volunteers to perform the vital committee and section work that a self-regulated profession demands.In addition to consuming hundreds of hours of staff time, the meetings also provide members with highly prized networking opportunities. Format changes aren’t taken lightly.An October 22 survey of 73 Bar committee chairs showed that 90% considered the all-virtual 2020 Fall Meeting “very productive” and only 10% considered it “somewhat productive.”“There has been much more engagement with meetings held via Zoom versus in-person meetings as not everyone was able to travel to one location pre-COVID,” read one anonymous response. “Now it helps people save time from traveling, and also provides the necessary safety precautions due to COVID.”Forty-three percent of respondents said there would be “no impact at all” if the Annual Convention and Winter Meetings continued as live events — with a virtual option — and Fall Meetings were limited to virtual-only.Another 20% of respondents said such a schedule would have a “small negative impact” and 14% said it would result in a “small positive impact.”Not surprisingly, respondents credited the virtual platform with improving attendance.According to the survey, attendance at the virtual Fall Meeting ranged from a low of 45% — 30 members of the 67-member CLE Committee — to 100% for some smaller committees, such as the nine-member Labor and Employment Law Certification Committee.Many survey respondents reported that going virtual dramatically improved attendance.“We were shocked by the attendance,” one committee chair wrote approvingly.“My members are senior lawyers and normally don’t attend Bar meetings due to expense, difficulty of travel, and now the fear of COVID,” read another anonymous response.When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Bar leaders to shift the 2020 Annual Convention to an all virtual event, registration skyrocketed to 8,000, well above the approximately 2,000 that organizers expected an in-person event would attract.Most survey respondents said the virtual platform did not impede, and in some cases improved, their committee’s performance.Zoom meetings are far superior to ones conducted via telephone conference, according to one respondent, because it eliminated the need for a roll call with every vote.“Zoom enabled the committee to reduce a two-day meeting to a one-day meeting,” wrote another respondent.Not all respondents were enthusiastic supporters, however.“We were able to get through the agenda timely, however, we likely would have scheduled more items because some topics are just easier to discuss in person,” wrote one critic.Some respondents contend that the Zoom format is too limiting.“If we have three meetings a year, I would only like one to be virtual,” wrote one respondent. “It is very hard to discuss technical rule-making over Zoom.”Another said videoconferencing doesn’t spark the same “energy” as an in-person meeting.“While there was no difference in ‘comfort,’ obviously something is lost on Zoom as contrasted with a live meeting,” wrote one.This isn’t the first time a crisis has given rise to a proposed change in the Bar’s lineup of annual meetings.During a severe recession in 2009, the Board of Governors agreed to eliminate the “Midyear Meeting,” one of three annual meetings that included the Annual Convention and the “General Meeting of Sections and Divisions.”A staff analysis at the time predicted that the move would save $50,000 annually. A similar committee survey showed that “82% of the chairs reported there is no business conducted at a third in-person meeting that could not be conducted via a full committee conference call.”“Attendance has been declining regularly at these three meetings. With the economy, it’s financially difficult for judges and others to attend [all three],” said former PEC Chair Frank Walker.Walker predicted at the time that improved technology, including videoconferencing, would make it easier for section executive councils and Bar committees to meet outside of the formal setting of a major Bar gathering. Dec 14, 2020 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Storieslast_img read more

SK Telecom CTO shares challenges of balancing big data with user privacy

first_img ICT business gains fuel SKT revenue AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 AUG 2015 SKT tipped for Amazon streaming move Asia HomeAsiaNews SK Telecom CTO shares challenges of balancing big data with user privacy VIDEO INTERVIEW: South Korea’s largest mobile operator SK Telecom is increasingly using data analytics to offer more personalised services to customers, but admits it has to be “very careful” about how it handles such sensitive information.“We believe that customer log data and their usage patterns will give us better insight into customer needs and their behaviours,” SK Telecom CTO Alex Choi told Mobile World Live. “Then we can utilise that information to provide much more personalised services going forward.”With many countries looking at reforming privacy regulations to better protect consumers, he noted that South Korea is also putting higher priority on privacy issues.“But to be able to exploit this big data opportunity,” he argued, “it is inevitable for us to access that private data. So it’s going to be important to have a consensus between the customer community and the operator community, and also the regulators.”To hear his views on the issue, including whether he feels customers trust telecom operators in South Korea, watch the full interview here. Previous ArticleInterview: SK Telecom CTONext ArticleChina’s big three operators shuffle chairmen Relatedcenter_img Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more China targets 33 apps for illegal data collection Tags Joseph Waring Big Datacustomer datadata privacyPrivacysecuritySK PlanetSK Telecom Authorlast_img read more

Ericsson, Micromax end legal spat

first_img Tags HomeDevicesNews Ericsson, Micromax end legal spat Indian smartphone maker Micromax is reported to have inked a patent licence deal with Ericsson, bringing an end to a long-running legal dispute.The Economic Times reported the agreement was signed earlier this year and brings to an end all legal actions involving the two companies. Ericsson and Micromax’s spat dates back to 2013, when a complaint was filed related to standard-essential patents.The newspaper said neither company would disclose further details of the deal, although Ericsson said it had “over the years entered into multiple global licence agreements for our standard-essential patents”, and is “pleased” Micromax has joined the list.Another Indian handset maker, Intex, also made complaints about Ericsson’s licensing practices, alongside Micromax. Qualcomm, Ericsson claim 5G device trial first Related Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Oppo, Ericsson agree patent dealcenter_img Previous ArticleHelios Towers ditches UK IPO plansNext ArticleInterview: Xpertnest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 MAR 2018 Oppo, Ericsson latest to flag 5G voice progress Devices Steve Costello EricssonIntexMicromaxlast_img read more