Share The Eurozone’s trade in goods surplus in January was half the level of a year earlier, slipping to €1.5bn from €3bn, the latest figures have revealed.Meanwhile the European Union’s goods trade surplus with the US rose in January while its deficit with China increased, in news likely to anger US President Donald Trump. Read more: Euro falls as Eurozone growth forecasts slashedThe 19-member euro area’s trade in goods with the rest of the world increased by 2.5 per cent in January year on year, but its imports grew 3.4 per cent, figures released by the European Union’s statistics agency today showed.The 28-member EU’s trade in goods deficit with the rest of the world, meanwhile, increased by 3.5 per cent in January compared to a year earlier, growing from €21.4bn to €24.9bn.However, the EU increased its goods trade surplus with the US, its biggest trading partner, by 1.5 per cent in January compared to a year earlier, exporting €11.5bn more goods to the country than it imported.Yet its deficit with China also increased, rising from €20.8bn in January 2018 to €21.4bn a year later. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNinjaJournalistCareless Workers Caught In Jaw-Dropping MomentsNinjaJournalistAbsolute HistoryThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryAbsolute HistoryThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash Says “Now Is The Time”The Legacy ReportMilitary BudThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMilitary BudHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Magellan TimesJada Pinkett Smith Opened Up About Her Son Saying The Words No Mom Wants To HearMagellan TimesG InsuranceExperts Draining Niagara Falls Never Expected This Dark DiscoveryG InsuranceElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Elvenarbonvoyaged.comIf You Can Name These Historical Figures You Are A History Geniusbonvoyaged.com whatsapp Harry Robertson Last week Trump said the EU treated America “very, very badly” on trade, and warned them that if they did not cooperate with his demands to reduce their surplus, the US would “do something that’s gonna be pretty severe economically.”Read more: OECD slashes growth forecasts and warns of no-deal Brexit recessionForeign exchange firm OANDA’s Dean Popplewell said the data on China and the US served “as potential fuel for trade conflicts between the world’s largest economies”.Eurostat data also revealed that the UK’s January trade in goods deficit with other EU countries grew by 0.7 per cent year on year, with its exports increasing three per cent, but its imports growing five percent. Monday 18 March 2019 12:33 pm whatsapp EU trade surplus with US grows as deficit with China rises Tags: Trading Archive
Off the ChartsTwo little girls, two similar paths to medicine, but one difference: immigration By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu Sept. 8, 2017 Reprints Related: But Raquel is a DACA recipient, and she told me on Wednesday that she is worried. How could she not be? If Congress or the president doesn’t act, her career is at stake, and our profession could lose the work of yet another primary care doctor.advertisement Related: Earlier this week, President Trump moved to end DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era policy that allows undocumented children who came to the U.S. with their parents a deferral on deportation and the ability to work. On Thursday, he tweeted that DACA recipients have “nothing to worry about” — for now.For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about – No action!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2017 First wave of undocumented immigrants in medical schools face uncertain future Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu @JenniferAdaeze I’ve been thinking a lot lately about two little girls, one 6 and the other 8.Both girls came to America with their parents, who were looking for better opportunities in health care. Both girls watched their parents navigate the American health care system — in one case, as a patient in need of advanced medicine, and in the other, as providers in a profession uneasily reliant on immigrant doctors. Both girls took those experiences to Harvard, and then medical school, and finally, residency, serving patients from disadvantaged backgrounds.We’re basically the same, Raquel and I. We’re both American. We really don’t know any other country as our home. The only difference is that my family had visas, and then I became an American citizen. Raquel’s family didn’t.advertisement About the Author Reprints DACA recipients, also called “dreamers,” and undocumented people in the American health care system contribute to our nation in immeasurable ways, not the least of which is community health, Raquel’s calling. When it comes to people like her, I can’t help but wonder why America is trying to bite the hand that heals it.Raquel is unsure what comes next. Should nothing be in place for her to renew her work permit, she’s hoping the hospital she’s working for, and her residency director, will help her. She told me, “I would be willing to work for free to finish.”I really admire her. Raquel was one of the first undocumented medical students to match into residency under DACA. She has really pioneered uncharted waters. And she recognizes that it’s a bit of luck and timing that she happened to qualify for DACA in the first place — other children of undocumented adults, she said, for whatever reason, aren’t protected, and they should be.To that end, she’s started a nonprofit called fundscholar.org to help other students caught in immigration crosshairs get to where they want to go, or, she said, “just to have someone be supportive … that is important.” “Though it is concerning, it sucks more for the communities rather than the actual applicants,” Raquel told me, referring to the financial and emotional stability that children like her provide for their communities.True to her childhood experience, Raquel chose family practice for her residency, partly because she wanted to do it, but also because the residency can be completed in just three years, so the likelihood that she might not finish because of immigration issues was lessened. Related: Trump should consider the health consequences of immigration policy, not just economics ‘The fallout has been all around me’: How becoming a doctor has taken a mental toll Mike Reddy for STAT Tags educationphysician Columnist, Off the Charts Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu is a psychiatrist and a columnist for STAT. [email protected] She’s so right.Two little girls came to the U.S. with their parents. Both saw the role of community medicine in building health. Both lived in a country that expected more from them as women of color than other people, and both rose to that challenge. Both have struggled to find support in a medical system still trying to be more integrated, diverse, and inclusive. And, both have made it their life’s work to give back to the people in this country who need help the most.Yet, I get to pursue my dreams without fear of having to leave suddenly. I get to go to work each day, focused on my patients, focused on their health and well-being, and focused on becoming the best doctor I can be. I get to be an American, all the time, without question. Because of security I get from holding a U.S. passport.Something here just isn’t healthy. The president’s decision threatens to derail even this safety plan. DACA gives her a renewable work permit, and it expires just before her residency ends.Raquel and I matched into residency the same year. I’m asked multiple times a week about my plans for my career. Raquel’s dilemma has made me realize that my ability to freely design my own destiny is a luxury, one she said the ticking clock of her immigration status doesn’t afford her.Without DACA, or something akin to it, she may lose her right to work. If she doesn’t finish her residency, her options in the U.S. are limited. If she has to leave the country, she said she worries more about who she’ll leave behind.Raquel is frustrated. Her immigration status is always in the back of her mind, she said. She has little faith in the government she reluctantly trusted when DACA was put in place, when she handed over all her personal information for that work permit, for that residency, and for the ability to become a doctor in the only country she’s ever known.“I want to devote as much time as I can to the patients, and the work that I’m doing, and this is always happening on the side,” she told me at the end of a long evening in a mobile clinic in California, where she is based. We talked about the DREAM Act, legislation that would lessen immigration uncertainty for her and so many other medical students. It’s been bouncing around Congress in one way or another since we were in junior high. “Congress has had 16 years to work something out. I would be shocked if something were done in the next six months.”Becoming a doctor is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. The demands of education and training have dominated my near 30 years of life and I can’t imagine being so close to the finish line and then being disqualified at the last second. It makes no sense on both an emotional and practical level.
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serezniy/123RF PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has fined a Desjardins Securities Inc. branch manager and a registered representative in settlement agreements released Thursday. An IIROC hearing panel fined Jean-Luc Beaudoin, a branch manager at the Brossard, Que. branch of Desjardins Securities $10,000 and ordered him to pay $5,000 in costs. Should he wish to hold director/officer/supervisory responsibilities in the future, he must repeat and pass the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter effected trades for her own account and directly from insiders in publicly traded companies, and without the knowledge of her employer; compensated clients without the knowledge of her employer; failed in her duty to protect the public in connection with a client’s trades that were or could be an indication of market manipulation; and took part in a private placement for her own account without prior disclosure of the proposed trade to her employer. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale IIROC began investigating St-Amant’s conduct in November 2006. She is still employed with Desjardins Securities Inc. in the capacity of registered representative. IE Staff Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords EnforcementCompanies Desjardins Securities Inc., Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Related news Beaudoin is still employed with Desjardins Securities Inc. in the capacity of registered representative. In an earlier decision, announced June 8, 2011, a panel found that Beaudoin failed to properly supervise transactions by certain registered representatives who were under his supervision at the Brossard branch. IIROC began investigating Beaudoin’s conduct in February 2008. Separately, an IIROC hearing panel fined Natalie St- Amant, a registered rep at the Brossard branch, $20,000 and suspended her for one month. She will also be subject to close supervision for one year, and must pay $15,000 in costs. In an earlier decision on liability, announced June 8, 2011, a panel found that St-Amant violated IIROC rules when she:
Related news SEC alleges trader used tweets to pump and dump stock Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Adam was arrested back in May at the airport in Houston, and was charged with conspiring with another Vancouver man, Kenneth Stevenson, 55; a New Yorker, Adam Gottbetter, 26; and others, to manipulate the stock of HBP Energy Corp. Earlier this year, Gottbetter and Stevenson both also pled guilty for their roles in the scheme. Gottbetter was sentenced to 18 months in prison, and Stevenson was sentenced to one year of probation. See: SEC charges two Canadians with conducting market manipulation schemes According to the charges, the conspirators took control of a significant portion of HBP stock, and agreed to fraudulently inflate the price with misleading promotional materials and by engaging in manipulative trading. However, the scheme was exposed when they recruited a broker-dealer who claimed to have experience in various manipulative and fraudulent trading strategies, but who was actually cooperating with law enforcement. The scheme was disrupted before the promotion could take place. James Langton Keywords Market manipulation Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Pump and dump ends in ban, over $1 million in penalties A Canadian stock promoter has pled guilty to U.S. charges against him in connection with a planned “pump-and-dump” scheme that never actually got off the ground, Newark, N.J.-based U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced on Tuesday. Mitchell Adam, 47, of Vancouver, pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit securities and mail fraud. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 27.
RelatedMinistry of Justice Holds Resocialization Workshop RelatedMinistry of Justice Holds Resocialization Workshop RelatedMinistry of Justice Holds Resocialization Workshop FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail About 55 “at risk ” teenagers from inner-city communities in Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Clarendon, participated in a Restorative Justice Focus Resocialization Workshop, at Morgan’s Harbour Hotel, Port Royal, on Wednesday (February 3).The exercise formed part of activities marking Restorative and Community Justice Week. It is being observed January 31 to February 6, under the theme, “Making Jamaica the Place of Choice to Live, Work, Raise Families and Do Business”, and is targeting youngsters who are either victims or perpetrators of offences.Organized by the Victim Support Unit (VSU), Ministry of Justice, the workshop attracted youngsters, aged 13 to 18 years.Coordinator of the VSU, Nesta Haye, told JIS News that the resocialization workshop was primarily a “therapeutic intervention”, to bring together the victims of crimes such as sexual abuse, inclusive of carnal abuse and incest; robbery; and murder-related incidents, and the perpetrators, to facilitate an “opportunity for healing” between both sides.She pointed out that the parishes, from which the participants came, were selected on the basis of the extent of violent flare-ups and other illicit activities occurring in communities in these areas, which impacted the youngsters, 35 of whom were girls.Noting that this is the fourth consecutive year that the event is being staged, Mrs. Haye pointed out that the healing process was intended to be achieved through the implementation of “restorative justice principles”.“We take a holistic approach to healing and thus, if it means getting outside assistance, we tend to network with other agencies , such as the Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education. We also network with private individuals, in order to complete our mission,” she outlined.Mrs. Haye said the activities were tailored to facilitate individuals being afforded the opportunity to speak on issues, looking at how they feel and focusing on how they can correct the harm that has been done.“Hopefully, all the persons involved will come to, somewhat, agreeable terms, in terms of how they feel and how they think it should be, in terms of relieving the harm,” she explained.She said that the objective was to have the young people so empowered, that they go back to their communities and be able to empower those around them, and teach them the coping skills they have learnt.The day was scheduled to close with a balloon release ceremony, which Mrs. Haye explained was aimed at giving the participants “a chance to write all their negative feelings onto the balloons” and release them, as a means of ridding themselves of the challenges they experienced.She pointed out that the VSU would be conducting evaluations of the day’s proceedings and doing follow-ups with the youngsters.“In the past, we have done evaluations and based on that we (determined) whether we needed to do further therapeutic intervention, or we just need to do straight referrals to another agency. We have had three previously, (which went) very well. We have seen changes in behaviour, in terms of the whole cognitive functioning,” she said.Guest speaker, Coordinator for Justice Reform in the Ministry, Beverley Little, highlighted the Ministry’s concerns about how crime and violence were impacting communities, and pointed out that “legitimate and restorative justice” was being taken to these areas.“We want you to change that (violent) way of thinking, because it is when you begin to change the way you think that this will, over time, begin to infiltrate the way people behave and our communities will begin to change,” she stressed. Ministry of Justice Holds Resocialization Workshop JusticeFebruary 5, 2010 Advertisements
Fostering a strengthened, effective and efficient UN Mr Chair,Firstly, let me begin by thanking you, and the members of the Bureau, for directing the work of the Committee this session. Let me also thank Mr Lionelito Berridge and the members of the Fifth Committee Secretariat for guiding delegations through this session, and for their quick turnaround of documents in order to give the committee the best chance of concluding resolutions. Lastly, my thanks once again to all our colleagues, and particularly those who continue to work without interpretation as we adjust our methods in response to the pandemic.Mr Chair,As one of the strongest proponents of a strengthened, effective and efficient United Nations, the United Kingdom welcomes the Committee’s strong support for strengthening the culture of accountability. This is central to a more effective Organisation. We are therefore disappointed that the Committee was unable to achieve consensus on this resolution, but are encouraged by the work the Secretariat is doing in line with the mandates given to it by this Assembly.We are also disappointed that despite progress in a number of areas, that once again the Committee failed to reach agreement on human resources management policies and practices. At the end of the First Resumed session last year, we said we must learn the lessons from that session to ensure a timely consensus this year. Unfortunately, we did not do that. We know some issues are incredibly complex. Views and interests are strongly held – not just between groups, but also within groups. Nevertheless, it is incumbent upon us as Member States to ensure that we bridge those divides in order to provide guidance to the Secretariat – by being precise and realistic in our asks as we seek consensus through compromise.Let me also express my unease at the decision to defer a very high number of reports to the next session, as my delegation was one of those who had sought to ensure the committee’s effectiveness through setting aside legacy reports. We will accept this way forward, but would be clear on the need for delegations to approach these issues with a greater sense of compromise, flexibility and pragmatism than previously.Despite these difficulties, we are pleased to see agreement on support to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and on the next steps to ensure a united Common System and improvements to the UN offices in Nairobi. We are pleased also to see agreement on air travel, though feel we can still go further to make the UN a cost and carbon effective organisation in this regard.As I said in my opening statement, the issue of seconded personnel affects delegations across all regions. We once again leave these personnel in a sense of limbo after deferring this item. I hope we can move to tackle this expeditiously in the second resumed session, building on the excellent platform and discussions we have had.Finally Mr Chair, as the First Resumed session is one largely focussed on Human Resources, let me finish by paying tribute to the staff of the UN around the world, wherever they may serve, in what are extraordinary and challenging times.We look forward to seeing colleagues in a few weeks for the second resumed session. /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:agreement, Assembly, building, carbon, culture, Government, Human, lebanon, Nairobi, pandemic, resolution, resources, travel, UK, UK Government, UN, United Kingdom, United Nations, world
Pacific mental wellbeing supported across Auckland and Wellington Hon Aupito William Sio Pacific people in New Zealand will be better supported with new mental health and addiction services rolling out across the Auckland and Wellington regions, says Aupito William Sio.“One size does not fit all when it comes to supporting the mental wellbeing of our Pacific peoples. We need a by Pacific, for Pacific approach that appreciates the diversity of our Pacific communities.“Pacific people are more likely to develop mental distress than the general population, but less likely to reach out for support.“It has been proven that culturally appropriate services support better mental health outcomes. With these new services across the Auckland, Counties Manukau, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB areas, people will have more access to services that they can feel confident will appreciate their Pacific languages, cultures and values,” Aupito William Sio said.The new services funded through today’s announcement are in addition to the Pacific services that we have expanded across Canterbury, Waitematā and Waikato DHB areas.“Supporting our Pacific communities means more than simply having Pacific people delivering services at the frontline. Instead, new models of care are needed that reflect the values and philosophies of Pacific peoples,” Aupito William Sio said.“Effective services for Pacific peoples need to integrate the cultural values of respect, family, reciprocity, collectivism and spirituality.”Once up and running the new services are expected to be able to support more than 3,000 people a year.The contracts, worth a total of $6.6 million, are part of the Government’s $455 million programme to increase access, and choice of, mental health and addiction services.“While the services announced today are tailored for people with mild to moderate needs, I’m hopeful it will have a flow on effect by helping prevent needs from escalating and increasing awareness of mental wellbeing within the Pacific communities,” says Aupito William Sio.Editors Note:The services announced are being delivered through:o Fonua Ola (Counties Manukau DHB)o Vaka Tautua (Auckland DHB and Capital and Coast DHB)o Pasifika Futures via The Fono (Counties Manukau DHB)o Pacific Health Services (Hutt Valley DHB)o Naku Enei Tamariki Inc (Hutt Valley DHB). /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:addiction, Auckland, Canterbury, Counties Manukau, Government, health, health services, Manukau, mental health, mental wellbeing, New Zealand, pacific, Waikato, Waitemata, wellbeing, Wellington
Canada and FCM invest in asset management in Nova Scotia communities From: Infrastructure CanadaThis is why the Government of Canada is investing $100,000 in two new projects in Nova Scotia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.This is why the Government of Canada is investing $100,000 in two new projects in Nova Scotia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.With funding from MAMP:The Municipality of the District of Guysborough will collect data to document its capital assets and their current state, current and future service needs, and determine which assets can or should be retired. It will also develop an asset management plan that will help to support and encourage long-term municipal capital planning and provide effective stewardship of capital assets to maximize benefits and levels of service.The Municipality of the District of Barrington will create an asset management plan and implement software, collect data, and assess the condition of its facilities assets, and develop a policy and procedure framework and knowledge building.Quotes“The two projects announced today ensure Nova Scotia municipalities have the tools and technology necessary to make well-informed decisions for the long term. We’re proud to invest in infrastructure asset management projects that will help communities grow their local economy and improve residents’ quality of life.”The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“Rural communities are the backbone of the Canadian economy and among the best places in Canada to call home. Smart investments in infrastructure help smaller communities to grow, strengthen their economies and improve quality of life for their residents. Through projects like those announced today, our government is helping to ensure that local leaders, especially those in rural areas, have the tools they need to plan for the long-term and creating stronger rural communities now and for generations to come.”The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development“Municipalities understand their local priorities, and they know best how to manage their own assets. I’m so pleased that we are investing in the Municipality of Barrington, and I look forward to seeing the difference it will make for this community in the long-term. Through the FCM, our government will continue to support local governments across Canada so they can carry out their visions for the future.”The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard“Investments in strengthening local infrastructure is key to local economic development, especially in rural communities. I am thrilled the Municipality of the District of Guysborough is being awarded funding to address critical long-term infrastructure decisions, that will great benefit the entire community.”Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso“Through the Municipal Asset Management Program, FCM continues to help municipalities of all sizes, especially small and rural, manage municipal infrastructure and make stronger investment decisions based on reliable data. FCM supports communities from coast to coast to coast by providing funding, training, and resources to develop sustainable solutions that work and improve the quality of life for residents.”Joanne Vanderheyden, President, Federation of Canadian MunicipalitiesQuick factsThe $110-million Municipal Asset Management Program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, has invested in more than 962 municipal asset management projects.MAMP offers funding, training, and resources to help municipalities strengthen their asset management practices thereby enabling them to make informed infrastructure investment decisions.To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new stream has been added to the over $33-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to help fund pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Existing program streams have also been adapted to include more eligible project categories.The COVID-19 Resilience Stream will help other orders of governments whose finances have been significantly impacted by the pandemic by increasing the federal cost share for public infrastructure projects in a variety of areas including disaster mitigation and adaptation projects and pandemic-resilient infrastructure.Furthermore, the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative will provide up to $31 million in existing federal funding to help communities adapt spaces and services in response to immediate and ongoing coronavirus-related needs over the next two years.The Government of Canada has invested over $888 million in 267 infrastructure projects across Nova Scotia under the Investing in Canada plan.Since 2016, the federal government has invested $28 billion in over 18,000 infrastructure projects in communities with populations under 100,000. More than 6,100 kilometres of highways and roads, and 103 bridges have been built, repaired or upgraded in rural communities, and more than 3,134 projects are providing rural communities with access to cleaner, more sustainable sources of drinking water.The federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) is designed to provide municipalities with a stable and predictable source of funding. In 2020-21, Nova Scotia has received more than $55 million through the federal GTF to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs. /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:asset management, Canada, drinking water, Economic Development, federal government, Fisheries, gender equality, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Jordan, parliament, resilience, sustainable, technology, women
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail One week ago, our son, Michael Knorps, was thrust headlong into the media spotlight because he was the victim of an assault on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder. This inexplicable act of violence has, since that time, brought our close family even closer together, tested Michael’s youthful character in ways he and we never imagined, and presented us with a traumatic moment in the life of our family.Because of the outpouring of support from Michael’s fellow CU-Boulder students, from the administration of CU-Boulder Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Ron Stump, Athletic Director Mike Bohn, CU Head Football Coach Dan Hawkins, Special Assistant to the Athletic Director Tom McGrath, Director of Football Operations Robert Tucker, the entire CU football team and the CU-Boulder faculty, Michael has elected to remain a student at the University of Colorado. This is a decision we support. We have been touched by the humanity shown us during this difficult time, from the “get well” card initiated by fellow student Jessica Lilly and signed by over a thousand CU students, to the cards and balloons, to the experience of being on the sidelines and sharing in the excitement of the Colorado football team’s first win of the season. Michael has been met with concern and care by all at CU, and we are deeply grateful for this response by the campus community.But the time has arrived for Michael to take his rightful place in his class, within the larger student body of CU-Boulder, without the burden on himself, his classmates and indeed, the larger university, of accommodating public curiosity and incessant media scrutiny. With this in mind, we are making an urgent, personal appeal to the local and national media to let Michael do this without it becoming a story. More directly, we are asking you not to personally contact our son, or members of our family who live here in Boulder, hoping to get pictures, interviews and “the inside story” of what happened to Michael.In truth, there is no “inside story.” Michael was the victim of a violent crime that injured him and traumatized his family. There is no greater drama here, no deeper story, no larger meaning. The “news” – and it is not news to people who know Michael personally – is that this remarkable young man has recovered from this attack physically and will, with the support of his family and friends, recover emotionally and spiritually over time. But that is a private, not a public, process.We make this appeal both as parents and as people of goodwill. We know the media have a job to do, and we are willing to accommodate your questions (on a limited basis) through the following e-mail address: [email protected] We ask that all questions be submitted by September 7, 2007 and we will try to respond by September 10, 2007. We will not respond to any questions related to the legal or criminal aspects of this incident. In the meantime, we ask again that Michael be permitted to have, starting this week, the experience he was denied last week: being just another college student, ready to start a new chapter of his life. We believe he has earned that right. We ask you to respect it.Thank you.The George Knorps family, on behalf of Michael Knorps. Published: Sept. 3, 2007