August 24

Gardentalk — Practice pruning patience with more resilient species

first_imgGardentalk | Juneau | Outdoors | SoutheastGardentalk — Practice pruning patience with more resilient speciesMay 15, 2018 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Hold on! This alder may show some cold damage on the lower portion of its branches, but it is budding with new growth and appears in overall good health. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Rhododendrons, and pine and cedar trees may have suffered damage from this winter’s cold temperatures and relatively low snowfall.Master Gardener Ed Buyarski urges patience before pruning away any apparent damage. Some species are fairly resilient and will likely rebound later this spring.With frost penetrating so deep into the soil over the winter, some trees and plants had difficulty pulling up moisture.“Rhododendrons, their leaves will droop and curl (while) trying to conserve moisture,” Buyarski said.Many rhododendron leaves or spruce needles may look brown and ugly right nowBuyarski advises waiting until end of May to see whether any budding or sprouting occurs. If new buds appear, then gently pull off dead or dying leaves.Get out the pruning shears when the damage appears to be extensive and permanent. Listen to the May 3 edition of Gardentalk:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Share this story:last_img read more

August 24

With fewer students enrolled, Juneau School District expects to lose $358K

first_imgCommunity | Education | Juneau SchoolsWith fewer students enrolled, Juneau School District expects to lose $358KOctober 22, 2020 by Pablo Arauz Peña, KTOO Share:The Juneau School District offices in 2014. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)While the Juneau School District board celebrated its newly elected member Martin Stepetin yesterday, the district continues to face the tough challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Estimates show the district will lose hundreds of thousands of dollars this year. Superintendent Bridget Weiss says that’s because the district lost nearly 11% of its enrolled students. “So rough calculation, we’re still running numbers by other people to make sure because it is complicated,” she said. “But we have a rough estimate of about $358,000 loss due to enrollment.”That doesn’t exactly mean fewer students are in class this school year. Many enrolled in the district’s HomeBridge program.“Where we normally have about 35 Homebridge students we now have over 400 Homebridge students,” said Weiss.The district is receiving some aid from the state because of a provision of Alaska’s public school funding that covers them if a loss in enrollment is greater than 5%. The district is also requesting additional aid in CARES Act funding from the City and Borough of Juneau.Share this story:last_img read more

August 18

Garcetti to De Blasio: Get Ready to Sing “I Love L.A.”

first_imgPoliticsUncategorizedGarcetti to De Blasio: Get Ready to Sing “I Love L.A.”The Los Angeles Kings weren’t the only winners Friday nightBy Shayna Rose Arnold – June 14, 2014806ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIt took five games and five overtimes to do it, but the Los Angeles Kings clinched the Stanley Cup in Los Angeles on Friday night, the second time they’ve done so in three years.And the Kings weren’t the only ones to come out on top when L.A. defenseman Alec Martinez scored the winning goal. Mayor Eric Garcetti simultaneously won his bet with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who, as a consolation prize, will help perform a rendition of “I Love L.A.” on an upcoming episode Jimmy Kimmel Live! But before that can happen, the Kings will take a celebratory lap around downtown. A victory parade will begin at noon on Monday at 5th and Figueroa.Update, 6/16/14: De Blasio, who will be joined by New York’s 52nd Street Project student chorus, is scheduled to appear via satellite from Times Square on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight, which will feature Garcetti as well. An extra treat for members of Kimmel’s audience: Grays Papaya hot dogs flown in from NYC, courtesy de Blasio. TAGSEric GarcettiL.A. KingsSportsPrevious articleTime After TimeNext articleGame On!Shayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORIf Garcetti Goes to India, Who’ll Step In as Interim Mayor?Thanks to Capacity Limits, Seeing Sports in L.A. Right Now Is Kind of the BestThe Games Are Back, but Nothing Is the Same at Staples Centerlast_img read more

July 13

City Moves for 11 November 2014 | Who’s switching jobs

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Fun Show Comments ▼ RSAIan Hood has been promoted to the newly-created role of group chief digital officer at the insurer. He was most recently digital and multi-channel director at RSA, and has also held senior positions at MORE TH>N, Swiftcover, and Direct Line.Deutsche BankJP Rangaswami has been appointed chief data officer at the bank. Based in London, he joins in January 2015 from Salesforce, where he has been chief scientist since 2010. Rangaswami has previously held senior positions at BT and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.Westhouse Securities The corporate and institutional broking and advisory group has appointed Mark Brown as executive chairman. He was previously chief executive of Collins Stewart Hawkpoint, and has also held senior positions at ABN Amro, HSBC, and Arbuthnot Securities.Investec Wealth & InvestmentThe wealth and investment management firm has announced three appointments from UBS Wealth Management. Mike Winson was an executive director at UBS, and has also held senior positions at HSBC Investment Management and Carr Sheppards Crosthwaite. Andy Little was also an executive director at UBS, and has previously held roles at Coutts & Co. Finally, Teasie Glass was an associate director at UBS Wealth Management.EvershedsMatthew Kelly has been appointed employment partner in the law firm’s education employment team. He joins from Thomas Eggar, and advises further education colleges, higher education institutions and academies on employment and governance issues.Exotix PartnersJakob Christensen has been appointed director and senior economist at the frontier, emerging market, and iliquid debt merchant bank. He joins from the European Commission, where he was a senior economist. Christensen has also held senior positions at the European Central Bank, Denmark’s central bank, and the IMF.NOW: PensionsLouise Fulford has been appointed head of administration at the multi-employer trust. She joins from JLT, where she was senior client relationship manager and head of administration.To appear in CITYMOVES please email your career updates and pictures to [email protected] Monday 10 November 2014 8:01 pm City Moves for 11 November 2014 | Who’s switching jobs Sharecenter_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her:‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home Tom Welsh Tags: NULLlast_img read more

July 4

Premium / On the wires: CMA CGM – junk no more

first_img Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium “HMM (…) has signed a sales and purchase agreement with CMA CGM for the sale of its 50% stake minus one share in Total Terminal International Algeciras (TTI Algeciras), a container terminal in the south of Spain. “Shares of TTI Algeciras are owned by HMM and HT Algeciras which is a special purpose company wholly controlled by HMM. HMM directly owns a stake of 50% minus one share, with the remaining 50% stake plus one share held by HT Algeciras. HMM has decided to sell … Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Password* Email* << Go back Reset Your Password Forgotten your password? Please click here New Premium subscriber REGISTER Premium subscriber LOGIN Please Login Reset LOGIN By Alessandro Pasetti 11/08/2020 Email*last_img read more

June 23

Assembling yeast chromosomes like Legos has a serious goal: safe lab-made creatures

first_img Jef Boeke really, really wanted to avoid giving his yeast cells a “teeny weeny” chromosome. And not because the other yeast would make fun of them.He was well into his trailblazing project to “write” the first complete genome (“reading,” or sequencing, genomes being so 2000s), with the single-celled organism baker’s yeast the test case. As part of that Synthetic Yeast 2.0 scheme, he and his team had decided to fuse the yeast’s shortest chromosome with a longer one, in order to avoid the teeny-weeny problem — he worried that very short synthetic chromosomes might not be viable. Then a colleague asked, why stop at one? Why not see how many of yeast’s 16 distinct chromosomes you can fuse? [email protected] GET STARTED @sxbegle What’s included? By Sharon Begley Aug. 1, 2018 Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED 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. What is it? In the Lab center_img Log In | Learn More Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. Assembling yeast chromosomes like Legos has a serious goal: safe lab-made creatures Sharon Begley Tags biotechnologyCRISPRgeneticsresearch About the Author Reprints A microscope image of baker’s yeast. Dr. Gerhard Wanner/ZEISS Microscopy 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.last_img read more

June 21

At least one injured in Bonita Springs motorcycle crash

first_imgFire crews use former Bonita Springs greyhound race track for training June 8, 2021 Motorcyclist rushed to the hospital after Fort Myers crash June 7, 2021 AdvertisementIt’s unclear how many people were on the motorcycle at the time of the crash or what caused the crash. Also, the condition of the patient that was taken away in the helicopter is not known. BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — At least one person was injured in a motorcycle crash in Bonita Springs early Thursday morning.The motorcycle crash happened at Sharngrila Road and Imperial Parkway in Bonita Springs around 2 a.m. on March 18.A patient was seen being unloaded from an ambulance and then put into a Lee Flight helicopter that landed at the crash site. The helicopter took off shortly after.One northbound lane of Imperial Parkway was closed as rescue crews worked to clear the scene. A tow truck showed up around 3:30 a.m. and the scene cleared shortly after. Two people taken to hospital after Gateway motorcycle crash May 27, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementcenter_img AdvertisementTags: Bonita SpringsMotorcycle crash AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Motorcycle & semi-truck collide on Colonial Boulevard June 2, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

June 18

Canadians close to retirement not confident of financial positions

first_img Snowbirds win legal battle to reinstate out-of-province medical coverage Although four in 10 Canadians believe they’re in a better financial position compared with a decade ago, only 25% of those closest to retirement echoed this sentiment, according to the results of a new survey from Toronto-based Mackenzie Financial Corp. Related news Specifically, of Canadians aged 65 or older, 42% stated that their financial position has not changed drastically in the previous decade while approximately the same proportion stated their lifestyle has changed negatively over the past 10 years. In fact, only less than 35% of Canadians in the 55-64 and 65 and over age groups believe they are definitely on track to meet their retirement goals. Their pessimistic perception could be attributed to a lack of confidence in retirement planning and being able to sustain their lifestyle, the survey finds. For example, 37% of Canadians who are typically preparing for retirement — those aged 55-64 — don’t contribute toward an RRSP, which is higher than the 35% of Canadians, overall, who don’t. In addition, only 16% of Canadians, overall, feel confident in their contributions to an RRSP, and an overwhelming majority of Canadians, 72%, do not have a written financial plan in place. “People who worry about their financial future but don’t have a [financial] plan are like people who worry about getting lost but don’t use a map,” says Carol Bezaire, vice president of tax, estate and strategic philanthropy with Mackenzie, in a statement. “Both a plan and a map are easily available; both reduce a lot of stress; and both typically help you reach your desired destination.” This lack of financial planning among Canadians may be correlated with a deficiency in seeking out financial advice, as 58% of Canadians do not use the services of a financial advisor. And Canadians who don’t have an advisor or a financial plan are significantly less likely to contribute to an RRSP, the survey finds However, those who do use a financial advisor tend to be more knowledgeable about financial products as almost 70% of Canadians who have an advisor knew mutual funds could be held in an RRSP vs 35% of Canadians without an advisor. In addition, Canadians who have an advisor or a financial plan are significantly more likely to feel excitement and confidence about making an RRSP contribution. Still, saving for retirement may be confusing to many Canadians as 29% feel indifferent, 23% feel overwhelmed and 20% are confused when it comes to their investment options for retirement savings. Leger completed a survey of 1,564 Canadians online from Oct. 10–13 on behalf of Mackenzie. The data are compared with the results of a Decima Research survey of 1,000 Canadians aged 18 and over conducted Oct. 26-30, 2006 for Mackenzie. Photo copyright: stockbroker/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Survey finds Canadians aren’t sure how much they’ll need for retirement IE Staff Canadians worried about retirement costs Keywords Retirement Earnings surge for Great-West Lifeco in Q4 Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

June 18

BCSC compliance review highlights top deficiencies

first_img Conflicts, crypto, cyber risk: the year ahead in compliance James Langton Regulators aim to root out pandemic-driven liquidity issues Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Shortcomings in client statements and reporting were the top compliance issue for dealers, followed by know-your-client (KYC)/suitability, conflicts of interest/personal trading and advertising deficiencies, the BCSC reports. In contrast, the biggest issue for fund managers involved registration, followed by KYC/suitability and policies and procedures issues. The BCSC carried out 26 compliance reviews during the year, revealing a total of 171 compliance deficiencies, the report card says, noting that the top five deficiencies represent approximately 59% of all of the compliance problems it found. In terms of the top dealer deficiency, the BCSC says that it found instances of failures to deliver compliant trade confirmations and account statements. It also tested compliance with the new client relationship model (CRM2) requirements, which found issues with fund managers disclosing position cost information. The registration issues in the fund manager sector included failures to disclose outside business activities and the use of unregistered personal corporations for registrable activities. “We understand that this is tax efficient, but it is not allowed,” the BCSC notes in the report. The reviews also “identified a large number of disclosure-related deficiencies,” particularly in terms of the accuracy and upfront delivery of relationship disclosure information provided by dealers. The BCSC also reports that it took more action than it has in the past as a result of compliance reviews, including imposing conditions on the registration of seven firms. “In the past year, we identified a number of firms that had significantly higher than average deficiencies. As a result, we took compliance actions against these firms and imposed registration conditions on firms more frequently than we have in previous years. In some cases, we are working on enforcement actions,” the BCSC’s report notes. In the year ahead, the BCSC says that it will continue to focus its compliance reviews on the most common deficiencies it sees, including adherence to KYC, suitability, and CRM2 requirements. “We recommend that CCOs review this report card, as well as ongoing guidance from [Canadian Securities Administrators] staff notices to ensure their compliance programs meet regulatory requirements and to reduce the likelihood of adverse findings in a BCSC compliance review,” says Mark Wang, director of capital markets regulation at the BCSC, in a statement. Photo copyright: zerbor/123RF Related news The B.C. Securities Commission’s (BCSC) latest compliance report card, published on Wednesday, uncovered differences between dealers and fund managers in terms of top deficiencies, which is in stark difference with previous years. Keywords ComplianceCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission Facebook LinkedIn Twitter SEC examines rules for inter-fund tradinglast_img read more

June 18

OSC seeks applications for seniors committee

first_img Companies Ontario Securities Commission The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) seeking members for its seniors expert advisory committee, the regulator announced on Tuesday.The committee provides advice to OSC staff on how policy, and other developments, may impact senior investors. It also supplies input on the commission’s investor education and outreach activities. Earlier this year, the OSC launched its seniors strategy, which aims to help focus the regulator’s efforts on the specific needs of senior investors.Also readWill the OSC deliver for seniors?The committee, which is chaired by Tyler Fleming, director of the OSC’s Investor Office,  consists of representatives from the legal, medical and academic communities, along with investment industry and seniors advocates. Members serve a one-year term, meeting four to six times during the year.Applications are due by July 31. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Senior people walking on the beach goodluz/123RF James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more