Maria Cueto, Latina activist and lay minister, dies at 68

first_imgMaria Cueto, Latina activist and lay minister, dies at 68 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Obituary, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA October 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm I had been looking for Maria for the last 8 years.I went to Phonex where her parents lived and the house was gone. There are not words to describe my love and respect for Maria. I was one of her Co- defendants We went to prison for struggling to end poverty in the U.S. .We were both members of the Hispanic commision of the Episcopal church and as such we struggled to make social change for all people and in particullar our Chicano/Mexicano community. I am saddened by these news today but i pledge to you my sister my comrade that i will continue to the end of my life to reconquer and reclaim our homeland. Maria Presente Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Patricia Escalante says: Silvia L. Ochoa says: Posted Jul 5, 2012 Carol Wells says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest September 2, 2014 at 3:35 am I first met Maria when we 12 yrs old. I saw her last when the clinic had just opened. Don’t know why I never googled her before. I have looked for her and the family. She would look over coming over to my home so we could make donuts. I inturned loved going to her home to make tortillas. I’m crying as I found news about her &its too late. I love you WeeWee. Comments are closed. December 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm I just came across this obituary while researching a silkscreen poster featuring both Maria Cueto and Ricardo Romero and the grand juries, from the late 1970s or early 1980s. I met her in the 1980s, while doing anti-intervention work around Central America. If you would like to see this poster, please email me.Maria CuetoPRESENTE Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Patricia Escalante says: Press Release Service Comments (5) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs February 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm Maria Cueto un ejemplo de bravura,energia,lealtad,honestidad y servicio…..dije servicio nunca servilismo ..se nos ha ido, le toco enfrentar muchas batallas en la vida siendo una de sus ultimas la del cancer que la logro vencer pero desgraciadamente la del diabetes no lo logro y solo fue por su falta de fuerza para dar la lucha ,creo que al final le fallaron sus ganas de lucha y se vencio. Mary donde quiera que este gracias nos dejo muy buenas memorias y los mejores ejemplos de lucha cuando se trata de defender nuestros valores!! Tags Maria Cueto in a 1975 ENS file photo.[Diocese of Los Angeles] Maria Cueto, a former Episcopal Church staff member who was once imprisoned for refusing to cooperating in an FBI probe of church activities, has died.Cueto was also a longtime lay leader in social services and Latino ministries of the Diocese of Los Angeles.Colleagues confirmed Cueto’s death after her body was found June 23 at her nearby home. She was 68 and had been in declining health.In the mid-1970s, Cueto was staff director of the National Hispanic Commission and employed at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. She was highly regarded in that work and throughout a subsequent nine-year ordeal that included two prison sentences for refusing, as a matter of conscience, to testify before a grand jury amid an FBI probe alleging links between commission members and the FALN (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional), a violent faction of the Puerto Rican independence movement.Cueto, then age 33, and her secretary were subpoenaed in the case in 1977, as were Presiding Bishop John M. Allin and another church executive who cooperated in the investigation. After refusing to testify before the grand jury, Cueto and her secretary, Raisa Nemikin, served 10 months in prison but were released when a federal judge found no reason to connect them with the FALN.The FBI, however, continued to pursue Cueto, who – with four others including Episcopal Church Publishing Company board member Stephen Guerra – again refused to testify before the grand jury. At the time, the FBI alleged that the five “represented the remaining leadership of the FALN,” a charge the defendants denied.Despite character references provided by four leading Episcopal bishops, Cueto – together with Guerra and the three other defendants – was convicted of criminal contempt of court and served 25 months of a three-year sentence in federal prison.“It is clear to us that there is a fundamental civil liberties issue here,” Cueto’s longtime friend and advocate the Rev. Richard Gillett said at the time. “The issue is the right of refusal to testify before a grand jury when the process admits no right of an accused [person] to confront or cross-examine accusers or evidence.”Commenting in a 1984 interview on “the question of the grand jury and how it abuses its power,” Cueto told The Witness magazine, “One could assume the position that you’re not hurting anyone by just saying, ‘I don’t know anything,” but that’s not going to be enough. The FBI insists that you do and creates the kind of situation where you’re accused of hiding something or lying to them. By not testifying, you don’t allow them to create that situation.”In a 1983 letter supporting Cueto, the Rev. Canon Oliver B. Garver Jr., then executive assistant to Los Angeles Bishop Robert C. Rusack, wrote to U.S. District Judge Charles P. Sifton: “I do not agree with all her positions on issues, but this is not the point. I respect her right to hold her opinions, not inconsistent with the Scriptures. Puerto Rican independence is an issue on which we disagree. However, we agree in the rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism in the pursuit of any goal. I deplore the tactics of FALN, as I am certain Maria does, also. … I salute her honesty and integrity.”Upon her 1986 release from federal prison in Pleasanton, California, Cueto was welcomed home to Epiphany Church, East Los Angeles, where her aunt, the late Virginia Ram, was a prominent lay leader and member of the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council.Cueto served Our Saviour Center in El Monte, California, from 1994 to 2010 as a parenting instructor and personal services case manager who assisted the agency’s homeless clients. She served on the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Los Angeles from 1992 to 1996 and at other times on the Commission on Ministry and Hispanic ministries program group.Cueto was born Dec. 19, 1943. Survivors include two nieces in Arizona and cousins in Southern California. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at Immanuel Church in El Monte, California, where Cueto served as a licensed lay minister. Arrangements include interment of ashes in Arizona. Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 27, 2015 at 8:21 pm I would love to see the poster of Maria Cueto. I met her friends in 1976 when I went to visit her. I loved her dearly. 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New directory of American grantmakers funding outside the USA

first_img  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 3 January 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Chapel & York have published the Directory of American Grantmakers 2005-2006, which details 400 US foundations and companies that support charitable organisations outside the USA.The profiles of funders in the fully revised third edition of the Directory of American Grantmakers include full contact details, website, value of grants, projects funded, and geographical interests. The book is fully indexed, enabling readers to search for funders by type of charitable activity and by geographical focus. Advertisement The paperback book costs £45.It is one of three titles on fundraising from America published by Chapel & York, the other two being “Fundraising From American Visitors” and “Fundraising from America”. New directory of American grantmakers funding outside the USAlast_img read more

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Cerus Corporation and Shandong Zhongbaokang Medical Implements Partner to Establish Joint Venture in China

first_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Previous articleKaruna Therapeutics Announces New England Journal of Medicine Publication of Data from EMERGENT-1 Phase 2 Trial Evaluating KarXT in SchizophreniaNext articleBuild Simple Breakfasts to Fuel Your Family Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Cerus Corporation and Shandong Zhongbaokang Medical Implements Partner to Establish Joint Venture in China Pinterest CONCORD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Cerus Corporation (Nasdaq: CERS) and Shandong Zhongbaokang Medical Implements Co. Ltd. (ZBK) today announced that they are forming a joint venture (JV) with the intent to develop, obtain regulatory approval for, manufacture and commercialize the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets and red blood cells in China. The JV, which will be named “Cerus ZBK Biomedical” (CEZB), will be headquartered in Zibo, Shandong Province in eastern China. “We are honored to join forces with ZBK in China, furthering our mission to make INTERCEPT the standard of care for patients globally,” said Pascal Maillard, Cerus’ vice president of commercial operations for the Asia Pacific region. “We believe that ZBK’s experience with local clinical and regulatory requirements, ISO-certified manufacturing infrastructure, and existing sales channels will facilitate accelerated and broad access to INTERCEPT across China’s transfusion medicine community.” China represents one of the largest potential blood transfusion markets globally for INTERCEPT, with red blood cell collections in excess of 23 million unit-equivalents each year, and an estimated production of 1.8 million platelets doses per year. The healthcare system in China continues to grow at a rapid pace, enabling expanded access to blood components expected to benefit from pathogen inactivation. “We are delighted to collaborate with Cerus to work to bring INTERCEPT to China as the market for platelets continues to grow rapidly,” said Mr. Xu Junfeng, chief executive officer of ZBK. “INTERCEPT-treated platelets would address an unmet clinical need in the blood transfusion market in China and would offer an important new, prospective measure of safety against known and emerging pathogens during this new era of pandemic preparedness planning.” ZBK is a subsidiary of the Taibao Group and a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of blood transfusion, blood safety, and infusion products in China. ZBK markets and sells its products through its own sales force network to over 280 blood centers nationwide. Under the terms of the JV agreement, Cerus and ZBK are the sole shareholders in CEZB, with Cerus owning a majority (51%) of the entity. Cerus anticipates that it will consolidate the results of CEZB in its consolidated financial statements. Additionally, Cerus will contribute an exclusive license to the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets and red blood cells for CEZB to market across China. ZBK will contribute its significant local expertise to help perform necessary clinical studies and seek regulatory approval. Ultimately it is expected that ZBK will establish local manufacturing and leverage its commercial expertise and presence in the region. ABOUT SHANDONG ZHONGBAOKANG MEDICAL IMPLEMENTS Established in 1996, Shandong Zhongbaokang Medical Implements Co., Ltd, the key enterprise of the Taibao Group, is a professional manufacturer specialized in the research, development, production, and sales of blood transfusion equipment whose main products range from Virus Inactivation Plasma Transfusion Filters, Leukocyte Removal Filters, Sterile Infusion Sets with Needles, precision Liquid Medicine Filter, Plasmapheresis Sets and Centrifuge Apparatus, Lightproof Infusion Sets to Needleless Injectors. All of ZBK products comply with international quality standards and are widely used in a variety of different markets throughout the world. For more information about ZBK, visit www.zbkmedical.com. ABOUT CERUS Cerus Corporation is dedicated solely to safeguarding the world’s blood supply and aims to become the preeminent global blood products company. Headquartered in Concord, California, the company develops and supplies vital technologies and pathogen-protected blood components to blood centers, hospitals, and ultimately patients who rely on safe blood. The INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets and plasma is available globally and remains the only pathogen reduction system with both CE mark and FDA approval for these two blood components. The INTERCEPT red blood cell system is under regulatory review in Europe, and in late-stage clinical development in the US. Also in the US, the INTERCEPT Blood System for Cryoprecipitation is approved for production of Pathogen Reduced Cryoprecipitated Fibrinogen Complex, a therapeutic product for the treatment and control of bleeding, including massive hemorrhage, associated with fibrinogen deficiency. For more information about Cerus, visit www.cerus.com and follow us on LinkedIn. INTERCEPT and the INTERCEPT Blood System are trademarks of Cerus Corporation. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS Except for the historical statements contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Cerus’ products, prospects and expected results, including statements relating to Cerus’ joint venture with ZBK and the expected benefits to Cerus thereof; Cerus’ mission to make INTERCEPT the standard of care for patients globally; Cerus’ belief that ZBK’s relevant experience will facilitate accelerated and broad access to INTERCEPT for the Chinese transfusion medicine community; China representing one of the largest potential blood transfusion markets globally for INTERCEPT; INTERCEPT-treated platelets addressing an unmet clinical need in the blood transfusion market in China; Cerus’ expectation that it will consolidate the results of CEZB in its consolidated financial statements; and other statements that are not historical fact. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, without limitation: risks related to Cerus’ ability to maintain its joint venture with ZBK and to achieve its intended benefits; Cerus’ ultimate reliance on ZBK and the joint venture to develop, seek regulatory approval for, and if approved, to market, sell, distribute and maintain the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets and red blood cells in China; risks related to the uncertain and time-consuming development and regulatory process, including the risks that the INTERCEPT Blood System for platelets and red blood cells may not receive the requisite regulatory approvals to be commercialized in China in a timely manner or at all; risks related to Cerus’ and ZBK’s ability to demonstrate to the transfusion medicine community and other health care constituencies in China and elsewhere that pathogen reduction and the INTERCEPT Blood System is safe, effective and economical; risks related to Cerus’ and ZBK’s ability to maintain compliance with applicable law related to the conduct of their respective businesses and that of the joint venture; risks related to changes in the regulatory landscape relating to conduct of business in foreign jurisdictions, including in China; risks related to adverse market and economic conditions, including continued or more severe adverse fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and/or continued or more severe weakening in economic conditions resulting from the evolving effects of the COVID-19 pandemic or otherwise in the markets where the INTERCEPT Blood System is sold and is anticipated to be sold; the risks that the INTERCEPT Blood System does not inactivate all known pathogens, and the inability of the INTERCEPT Blood System to inactivate certain pathogens may limit its market adoption; risks associated with the ultimate duration and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting global economic and financial disruptions; the impact of legislative or regulatory healthcare reforms that may make it more difficult and costly for Cerus, ZBK and/or the joint venture to develop, obtain regulatory approval for, produce, market and distribute the INTERCEPT Blood System; risks related to future opportunities and plans, including the uncertainty as to the ultimate success of Cerus’ plans for the INTERCEPT Blood System in China as well as globally, as well as other risks detailed in Cerus’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the heading “Risk Factors” in Exhibit 99.1 to Cerus’ Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on December 11, 2020. In addition, to the extent that the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affects Cerus’ business and financial results, it may also have the effect of heightening many of the other risks and uncertainties described above. Cerus disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224006094/en/ CONTACT: Matt Notarianni – Senior Director, Investor Relations Cerus Corporation 925-288-6137 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA CHINA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL ONCOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITALS SURGERY CARDIOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY MEDICAL SUPPLIES HEALTH SOURCE: Cerus Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Mine workers could lose out in compensation bid

first_img Comments are closed. Thousands of sick former asbestos mine workers in South Africa could beforced to settle their compensation claim against a British firm for less thanhalf the figure a court might award. The 7,500 mine workers, who in 2000 won a landmark judgement allowing themto pursue their claim in Britain, were told the courts would award at least£50m ($72.6m) But their lawyers are pressing for settlement amid speculation that buildingmaterials firm Cape faces severe financial difficulties. They advise that a sumof £25m ($36.3m) would be more realistic if it becomes clear the company or itsinsurers cannot meet the higher figure. The mine workers allege that they were exposed to dangerous levels ofasbestos by the former subsidiary of Cape without being provided with theappropriate protection. The T&G union, which represents 500 Cape staff in the UK, backs theproposed settlement. www.tgwu.org.uk Mine workers could lose out in compensation bidOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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PCG, PMMA Sign MOA on Joint Education and Training

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today PCG, PMMA Sign MOA on Joint Education and Training Industry news View post tag: PCG View post tag: Education Share this article View post tag: PMMA View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: Training View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: sign PCG, PMMA Sign MOA on Joint Education and Training View post tag: MOA April 17, 2013 View post tag: Joint The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to further reinforce, sustain and institutionalize the partnership between the two agencies aboard Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard Function Hall today, 16 April 2013.Likewise, the first batch of PCG sponsored PMMA cadets, composed of twenty-four (24) Second Class cadets who will be on their shipboard training this year, rendered a courtesy call to PCG Commandant RADM Rodolfo Isorena.The signing of the MOA was hosted by the Coast Guard Education and Training Command (CGETC) headed by its commander, COMMODORE ROLANDO D LEGASPI PCG. After the actual signing of the MOA between the PCG and PMMA, a remark was delivered by RADM Richard U Ritual PMMA thanking the PCG for their trust in the academy, followed by a remark from RADM Isorena PCG.In his speech, in behalf of the officers, men and women of the PCG, RADM Isorena has expressed his deepest gratitude and appreciation to the PMMA family headed by RADM Ritual for their continued partnership in the pursuit of quality education and training geared towards an effective and efficient maritime service.The said event was attended by PCG officers and staff and personnel and cadets from the PMMA.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 17, 2013; Image: Philippine Coast Guardlast_img read more

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Israeli Ambassador faces protest at the Oxford Union

first_imgThe Oxford Union commented in a statement issued before the event, “The Union has invited him to speak, and he will speak. The Union doesn’t endorse anyone — we invite people who have something interesting to say.One Brasenose finalist and pro-Israel advocate agreed, remarking, “The Oxford student community is very lucky to have the opportunity to host such an eloquent and renowned diplomat. It’s a shame that the protesters would rather scream in the cold than listen to what Ambassador Taub has to say. This irrational antagonism betrays a somewhat close-minded unwillingness to engage in constructive dialogue with anyone who has a different opinion.”“The purpose of The Union is to allow freedom of speech. This is a man who speaks almost every night of the year, and we think that our members are looking forward to meeting him in person.”Others defended the Union’s decision to give Taub the opportunity to speak without taking a stance on the conflict. Matt Rose, President of the Oxford Jewish Society, said, “Whilst Jsoc is an apolitical society and thus has no official view on Israeli policy, we encourage debate and hope for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. We encourage those that disagree with him to go and debate with him in a constructive manner.”However protesters responded, “The official Israeli positions are not under threat of being not heard, but the voices of their Palestinian victims are, and we hope to amplify them.”This is not the first time that there has been controversy over Israel in Oxford. This summer a ‘Free Palestine’ march attracted around 200 people. A memorial vigil later followed in support of Hassan Al Hallaq, an ex-Brookes student whose family died in an Israeli air strike in July.Taub has served as the Israeli Ambassador to the UK since 2011. Prior to holding this position, he was heavily involved in the Israel-Palestine peace process as Principal Deputy Legal Advisor of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, acting as legal advisor to Israel’s missions to the UN. His visit to Oxford follows a talk at the Cambridge Union last week, during which there was also a protest organized by students.Speaking to Cherwell, Ambassador Taub commented, “I think it is incredibly sad that in a university which should thrive on the exchange of ideas, we have a group of people who are saying ‘we’re not interested in ideas and, in fact we are trying to shut them down channels of communication’.“In the Middle East, we have a surfeit of negative energy, I hope that from a university like Oxford, we can actually model constructive dialogue and send some positive energy to the region.” A protest was held on Tuesday outside the Oxford Union after the revelation that the speaker for the evening would be the Israeli Ambassador, Daniel Taub.Until recently the event was officially shrouded in secrecy, with the Union’s termcard announcing only that a “high profile speaker on the conflict in Gaza as well as other issues in the Middle East” was to attend, claiming that the secrecy was due to “security restrictions”.It is thought that around 100 people attended a protest organized outside the Union on the same day as the talk. Activists said in a statement, “Just a few months ago, Israel pounded Gaza with the most modern military hardware in the world. Their bombardment of a besieged civilian population with nowhere to escape killed 2,200 Palestinians, including 490 children […] The protest welcomes all those who stand in solidarity with the besieged and occupied Palestinian people.”Some students condemned the decision to invite Taub. Wadhamite and member of the Oxford Students’ Palestine Society Barnaby Raine commented, “After Israel killed 490 children in Gaza just a few months ago, its representative in Britain is on a propaganda offensive; fresh from addressing the Cambridge Union, he is coming to the Oxford Union.“The servant of such a state should not be given the respect and honour of this prestigious platform — just think how Palestinian students in Oxford feel when the state that bulldozes their homes and destroys their infrastructure turns up on their campus too. We will be protesting outside the Oxford Union to send the message that we reject as unacceptable the violence Daniel Taub represents.”Meanwhile, Wadham student Aliya Yule who attended the protests commented, “I was at the protest to show that Oxford will not welcome those complicit in war crimes, nor will we allow the Union to legitimise Israel’s occupation of Palestine under the guise of ‘free speech’.”However former President of the now disbanded Oxford Israel Society Richard Black told Cherwell, “I am appalled at these protests. Ambassador Taub is a very respected and prestigious speaker who has come to the Union, a bastion of free speech. Many open minded people are keen to hear what he has to say.”last_img read more

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Just keep pedaling

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Help members shift retirement planning into high gear.by: Lora BraySome bicyclists hit the trail after a long winter to enjoy the weather and congregate with fellow enthusiasts.To keep astride while riding a bicycle, one must remain true to the methodology of propulsion: “Life is like riding a bicycle,” noted Albert Einstein. “To keep your balance you must keep moving.”The bicycle analogy is not only true about life, but retirement planning. Consumers must know where they are going and keep pedaling with consistent saving habits, understanding investment options, and taking advantage of financial advice.Research this week reveals what people think and how they behave in retirement planning. There are inconsistencies—and challenges exist in relationships between advisors and consumers. continue reading »last_img read more

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Tourism as a driving sector of the European Union economy

first_imgThe delegation met with Elisa Ferreira, the new European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reform, and discussed the importance of tourism as a driver of the European Union’s economy, with particular emphasis on the sector’s potential to contribute to job creation and ambitious climate goals. the new European Green Deal agreement. At the same time, as the UNWTO marked the Year of Tourism and Rural Development, the role that this sector can play in rebuilding and promoting sustainable development in rural areas across Europe was highlighted. Tourism is not an end in itself if we live only on rent and we encourage imports, on the contrary, tourism must be the impetus for the development of other industries. And that is exactly why tourism should definitely have a special focus and place in the EU. Better positioning of tourism in European institutions was the topic of discussions in the EU Parliament and the European Commission in Brussels, which were also attended by the State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Frano Matušić together with a delegation led by the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili. The greatest power of tourism is precisely that it connects various industries vertically and horizontally, and it is imperative to create added value for other industries through tourism. From the banal production of eggs, salads, tomatoes that must come from the rural local area, ie the economy to the sale of wine, olive oil and production – wood industry, product design, IT services, creativity and cultural industry (KIK), continue a series of (center_img The delegation also included Albanian Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi and Portuguese and Spanish Secretaries of State for Tourism Rita Marques and Isabel María Oliver Sagreras. As a reminder, Europe is the most visited tourist region in the world, and France, Spain and Italy are the world’s leading tourist destinations, while Germany is the world’s leading emitting market.last_img read more

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Stockton developer forced into Swan song

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Taiwan talks WHO role with US, China denounces ‘manipulation’

first_imgTaiwan and the United States this week discussed how to get “closer coordination” between the island and the World Health Organization (WHO) during the coronavirus outbreak, drawing a rebuke from China for “political manipulation” of the epidemic.Taiwan’s is excluded from the WHO due to diplomatic pressure from China, which considers it merely a wayward province with no right to the trappings of state. Its omission has become a major source of anger for the Taiwan, which says it has been unable to get first hand information from the WHO, putting lives on the island in danger for the sake of politics. Both the WHO and China say Taiwan has been given the help it needs. Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry expressed thanks to the United States on Friday for its “continued taking of concrete actions to support Taiwan’s participation in the WHO and other international organizations”.In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the United States and Taiwan were both well aware that members of the WHO must be sovereign states, and accused Taiwan of seeking political capital from the outbreak.”We hope they will not attempt to use this epidemic to engage in political manipulation,” she told a daily news briefing.US President Donald Trump signed a new law last month requiring increased support for Taiwan’s international role. China threatened unspecified retaliation in response.Like most countries the United States has only unofficial ties with the island, but is its strongest backer on the world stage.Taiwan has been far more successful than many of its neighbors keeping the virus in check thanks to early and stringent steps to control its spread. It has reported 348 cases and five deaths to date.In its latest measure, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Friday people who don’t wear face masks on public transport would face fines of up to T$15,000  Topics :center_img The US State Department said on Thursday senior officials from the United States and Taiwan on Tuesday held a “virtual forum on expanding Taiwan’s participation on the global stage”, with particular focus on the WHO and how to share Taiwan’s successful model of fighting the coronavirus.”Participants also discussed ongoing efforts to reinstate Taiwan’s observer status at the World Health Assembly, as well as other avenues for closer coordination between Taiwan and the World Health Organization,” it said.The World Health Assembly is the WHO’s decision-making body.Taiwan attended it as an observer from 2009-2016 when Taipei-Beijing relations warmed, but China blocked further participation after the election of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who China views as a separatist, charges she denies.last_img read more

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