As Anan’s season closes, Forest Service to continue use of temporary float

first_imgSoutheast | Tourism | TransportationAs Anan’s season closes, Forest Service to continue use of temporary floatSeptember 1, 2016 by Aaron Bolton, KSTK-Wrangell Share:Temporary mooring float tied to float house at Anan Wildlife Observatory. (Photo by Aaron Bolton/KSTK News)As the Wrangell ranger district moves forward with improvements to the Anan Bear Observatory trailhead and observation deck, some may have noticed one change within the Anan master plan already happening.“We placed a larger float in Anan Bay this summer in mid-season for use of any of the visitors going there,” Wrangell District Ranger Bob Darymple said. “It’s constructed from other floats that we had around that weren’t being used at the time.”Darymple said the temporary float was placed between the trailhead and administrative float house.The 20-by-24-foot float will likely stay in Anan Bay for the next couple of seasons before the Forest Service makes a decision on implementing a larger 90-by-28-foot constructed float, he said.“With this new asset out there, we want to see how it’s working out for the visitors and get their feedback,” Darymple said. “I wouldn’t want to put a time frame on it, but I think we need to evaluate the use of this float before we would make a substantial financial commitment to a different floating structure.”The preliminary plan shows the larger float supporting four larger boats and two beaver planes, as well as a ramp for a small skiff.This mooring float plan comes after a controversial dock project was put off in 2015. Darymple said that project may still be on table after all options are evaluated.“I wouldn’t say it’s totally scraped,” he said. “The regional forester wanted us to evaluate these other options. I think this is a continuation of that.”If the larger float is implemented, then the Forest Service would put contracts out to bid for both the final design and construction, Darymple said. An evaluation of the seafloor would also need to be done to design the anchor system.The float’s location would likely be farther out than the existing float house.Darymple said the Forest Service will get feedback from guests at Anan and at its annual meeting this fall with Wrangell tour operators.The official viewing season, which requires visitors to purchase permits, came to a close Aug. 25, but Anan is still open to visitors.Share this story:last_img read more

City Moves for 22 May 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

first_img whatsapp Pension Insurance CorporationRob Groves has been appointed chief investment officer of the specialist insurer. He joins from Friends life, where he held the same role and oversaw assets totalling £100bn. Groves has previously worked for UBS, Commerzbank and Towers.Maples TeesdaleThe commercial property solicitors has appointed Dellah Gilbert as a partner. She has over 20 years’ experience, and was previously of counsel at Hogan Lovells.Quoted Companies Alliance The independent membership organisation has appointed Judith MacKenzie to its board. The fund manager is a partner of Downing and is responsible for its private equity division. She has also been a partner at Acuity Capital and senior investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management Growth Capital.New Street Executive SearchThe tech-led executive search firm has appointed Kevin Anderson as principal, to lead its business and support services practice. Anderson joins from technology business The Big World, where he was global marketing director. He comes with over 20 years’ of experience.Berkeley Research GroupDr Roger Miles has joined the strategic advisory firm’s international financial services advisory practice. The specialist researcher in behavioural risk has over 25 years’ experience. He has held senior roles at the British Bankers’ Association and in a ministerial department of the government. Miles’ work with organisations also spans Whitehall’s Collaborative Strategies, King’s College London, LSE and Cranfield.Key RetirementThe of 55s financial specialist has strengthened its new Retirement Options service with the appointment of Kevin Stelfox as director of retirement options and wealth management. Stelfox has held senior management positions at Annuity Supermarket, Personal Touch Finance and Aviva.FRP Advisory  The restructuring and advisory firm has expanded its Midlands operation with the appointment of Gemma Jones, previously manager at Grant Thornton UK. As part of this role, Jones spent two years with HSBC.To appear in City Moves please email your career updates and pictures to [email protected] up to receive the new City Moves morning update if you haven’t already. Thursday 21 May 2015 8:49 pm Share whatsappcenter_img City Moves for 22 May 2015 | Who’s switching jobs Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

first_img Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C NEW YORK  — Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The gamble paid off.Their new organs are working fine thanks to medication that got rid of the virus, researchers reported Monday. What is it? Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprints Associated Press Kiran Shelat, a 65-year-old retired civil engineer, had spent two years on a kidney transplant waiting list before receiving an organ infected with hepatitis C. Jacqueline Larma/AP 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.center_img Health 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. By Associated Press Aug. 6, 2018 Reprints GET STARTED Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What’s included?last_img read more

Amy Abernethy, deputy commissioner who aimed to amp up FDA’s tech knowhow, to leave post

first_img Log In | Learn More By Matthew Herper March 23, 2021 Reprints What’s included? Exclusive Amy Abernethy, the number two official at the Food and Drug Administration, plans to depart the agency in mid-to-late April.The announcement was made in a memo from Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, who called Abernethy “a talented and inspiring leader” and said she takes heart in Abernethy’s “enduring accomplishments.” 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. Amy Abernethy, deputy commissioner who aimed to amp up FDA’s tech knowhow, to leave post GET STARTED FDA’s Amy Abernethy FDAcenter_img About the Author Reprints 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. Senior Writer, Medicine, Editorial Director of Events Matthew covers medical innovation — both its promise and its perils. Matthew Herper @matthewherper [email protected] What is it? Tags government agenciesHealth ITSTAT+last_img read more

Little Molly Mai’s fight for a school place receives national attention

first_img Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLISTEN: Football quarter-finals, Brody for an All-Star and Ladies football review – it’s our bi-weekly GAA podcastNext articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the SFC quarter final and JFC semi finals Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest Twitter Home News Community Little Molly Mai’s fight for a school place receives national attention NewsCommunity New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening The Dollards lived in Bray until seven years ago, where Sarah-Jane’s son Ross was treated for epilepsy and autism.“Ross got all the Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in Bray. He got an ASD unit, he got occupational therapy, physio, everything. Now because he got that ABA at a young age, he has come on in leaps and bounds. We’ve never looked back.“At the same time, I don’t know how Molly Mai is going to turn out – because she never got that early intervention,” admitted Sarah-Jane.We’ll be sure to keep an eye out on how this story unfolds for the Dollard family and little Molly Mai.SEE ALSO – Two communities come together after recent vandalism on Laois village and GAA Club By Siun Lennon – 14th September 2018 Little Molly Mai’s fight for a school place receives national attention Community center_img TAGSMolly Mai WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Council Earlier this week, LaoisToday wrote an article on a Portlaoise family’s plight to try get their daughter Molly Mai a place in primary school.Martin and Sarah-Jane Dollard’s daughter Molly Mai was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD, and suffers from a number of sensory issues.Four year old Molly Mai is due to start school in September, but with no spaces in ASD units in local mainstream schools, Martin and Sarah-Jane tried everything – from applying to St Francis Special School in Portlaoise, to looking at home tutors, and even the possibility of keeping Molly Mai back in preschool for another year.“We are desperately pleading for a school place for our child. We feel that she is being neglected by the State – that is honestly how we feel. Education is a fundamental human right – and Molly Mai isn’t receiving it,” said Molly’s Mai father Martin.Molly Mai’s story pulled at the heartstrings – and yesterday Sarah-Jane and Martin Dollard were invited onto Midlands 103 to talk about trying to get a place in school for their daughter.National attentionNow, RTÉ have contacted the Dollard family to arrange to come down to Portlaoise on Monday, September 17, and do a feature on either the Six One or nine o’clock news.Molly Mai’s mother Sarah-Jane says that she is overwhelmed with the response their story has received.“They want to do a piece comparing the services we got for Ross and what it’s like down here for Molly. Only for you putting our story out there we would not be in this position,” said Sarah-Jane.last_img read more

CC&L updates fund merger vote results

Related news Shareholders of Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Class Inc., Balanced Portfolio Class Shares, Series 1 (BP) have approved a proposal that will result in the merger of BP with CC&L Core Income and Growth Fund (CIGF) at a special meeting held Thursday. The merger is expected to be implemented on Jan. 8, 2013. A quorum of shareholders for Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Class Inc., Natural Resources Class Shares (NR) was not obtained and an adjourned meeting will be held on Friday. CIGF will be the continuing fund and, as a result, shareholders of NR and BP would become holders of CIGF Series A Units. The objectives of the proposed merger are to lower the administrative costs by establishing a larger fund; lower the management fees borne by NR and BP shareholders; and benefit from gaining access to a broader asset pool and more balanced income producing investment portfolio. The investment strategy of CIGF is to invest in an actively managed diversified portfolio of high income investments across a broad range of income-oriented securities, which may include equities, income trusts, limited partnerships, real estate investment trusts, corporate bonds, convertible bonds, preferred shares, other income funds and other investments. CI Investments announces 30 fund mergers IE Staff New portfolios from IG Wealth Management Horizons proposes merger of two cannabis ETFs Keywords Fund mergersCompanies Connor Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd., Clark & Lunn Financial Group Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Police accuse two men of $1.5 million investment scam

first_img Police are accusing a pair of men of running an investment scam that has taken $1.5 million from 160 investors. The RCMP’s Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Financial Crime Unit, along with the Barrie Police Service, announced that it has charged Douglas Stewart McLeish Scott, 66, of Toronto and Cranbrook, B.C., and Claude Gerard Taillefer, 63, of Shanty Bay, Ont. with fraud (over $5,000), conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering, among other charges. Police have issued warrants for their arrest and are seeking the suspects. The allegations against them have not been proven. FBI warns about platform trading, prime bank investment scams Canadians charged in $140 million international penny stock fraud Convicted swindler dodges jail time thanks to Covid-19 Police allege that between 2006 and 2008, over 160 Canadians invested in what they believed to be mining rights in Montana through BHF Waste Management Limited Partnerships, which were managed by Scott and Taillefer. Instead, police say that their funds were diverted to two offshore bank accounts in the Bahamas. “The investors were led to believe that they had bought the mining rights directly from a business located in Dillon, Montana, when in fact they were paying an inflated price to a shell company with the same name that was registered in the country of St. Kitts and Nevis,” police say. The investigation was sparked by a complaint to the Saskatoon Police Service, which led to the RCMP’s investigation involving the execution of search warrants and production orders in Ontario and Manitoba, along with the collection of evidence from the U.S., St. Kitts, and the Bahamas. Police note that the investigation revealed that several individuals played a part in the scam, and benefited either from laundering the proceeds, or being paid wages from investor funds. It says that the victims are located primarily in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta. James Langton center_img Keywords Investment scams Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newslast_img read more

Time to turn focus to quality companies’ stocks: Manulife report

first_img Investors need to shift their focus to companies that offer both quality and value in today’s stock market, in which equities prices are showing signs of overvaluation, according to a new report on global equities from Manulife Asset Management Ltd. published on Tuesday. “There are opportunities out there despite the valuation-rich environment,” writes Paul Boyne, senior managing director and lead portfolio manager of Manulife’s global equities strategy team and author of Understanding Value in a Valuation Rich Environment. Quality companies, Boyne writes, are those with proven track records of achieving rates of return on invested capital that are greater than the cost of capital; solid balance sheets with manageable levels of debt and sustainable cash flows; and strong management teams that understand their core businesses and stay disciplined. “Getting a company’s valuation right is only half of the equation,” Boyne says. “It’s just as important to have a considered view on the quality of a company.” With price/earnings multiples for most global indices well above their historical averages, the report suggests that the market today favours active management and a critical approach to stock picking. “We currently see opportunities in the financial [services] sector, although we continue to have a very cautious view of the European banking sector,” Boyne writes. “We also continue to favour sustainable quality franchises within consumer staples. It should also come as no surprise that we are underweight the most expensive markets and have maintained a negative view of the utilities sector.” Investor sentiment at the moment remains high, the report suggests, despite the warning signals being sent from various valuation measures. “Equity valuation is closer to the stretched side of the equation, having been lifted by the wave of optimism that has taken hold since last November,” Boyne writes. Corporate debt levels also appear to be “elevated,” a trend that the report believes “warrants monitoring.” And the capital that corporations have raised appears to be used more for buybacks and dividends rather than reinvestments into businesses. “There is optimism [in the market] that share prices will continue to appreciate,” Boyne writes. “However, there is underlying evidence suggesting that the contrary could happen — a perspective that’s consistent with our views.” Photo copyright: naphotos/123RF Equities drive Q1 gains for Canadian DB pensions: Northern Trust naphotos/123RF Keywords Investment strategiesCompanies Manulife Asset Management Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Geographical diversification is harder to come by, report says How to talk to clients about GameStop Will exuberant market sentiment last? Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rudy Mezzetta last_img read more

Purpose Investments to acquire LOGiQ’s retail fund business

first_img Investment management firms LOGiQ Asset Management Inc. and Purpose Investments Inc., both of Toronto, have entered into an agreement whereby Purpose will acquire the retail fund business of LOGiQ. Weak but mostly positive performance for Canadian funds in August: Morningstar garagestock/123RF Keywords Mergers and acquisitions,  Asset management companiesCompanies Purpose Investments Inc., LOGiQ Asset Management Inc. CIBC Latin American Fund gets new portfolio sub-advisor The terms of the agreement will see Purpose pay $32.9 million for LOGiQ’s retail asset management business. The deal is expected to close in December and is subject to a number of conditions including approval by LOGiQ shareholders, debenture holders and investors in the funds being sold. Purpose currently has about $3.4 billion in assets under management, and offers 35 funds available in both mutual fund and exchange traded fund format, as well as seven closed end funds. It also offers actively managed investment solutions through wholly owned subsidiary Redwood Asset Management Inc., a boutique global investment manager. “We are excited to acquire these high-quality, well-managed investment funds from LOGiQ,” Som Seif, president and chief executive officer of Purpose says in a news release. “Expanding and complementing our active management business continues to be an important part of our growth strategy at Purpose. This transaction will allow us to further expand our investment offerings and provide Canadians with an even broader selection of well-diversified portfolio offerings.” LOGiQ president Joe Canavan says in a statement that the retail funds industry is undergoing massive change and consolidation, and as scale becomes more critical, a larger platform such as Purpose’s will translate into benefits for fund holders. The proceeds of the transaction will improve LOGiQ’s balance sheet and liquidity, he says. Going forward, LOGiQ will focus on growth outside the retail sector, expanding its global institutional business. Excluding the retail assets being sold, LOGiQ has assets under management or advisement, and other fee-earning assets of about $3.5 billion including hedge funds, closed-end funds, pooled funds and institutional segregated managed accounts. Purpose’s philosophy is to offer products focusing on risk management and reasonable fees. Seif also says in the release that he anticipates healthy growth in the funds being acquired. “Over the next several months, we will work hard to better align the products through strategy enhancements and lower overall fees, with Purpose’s overall goals to provide accessible, intelligent solutions that help Canadians drive better portfolio outcomes,” Seif says. Photo copyright: garagestock/123RF CI GAM launches Bitcoin mutual fund Related news Jade Hemeon iA Clarington launches new fund, adds ETF versions of existing funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Fusion research partnership agreed between UKAEA and University of Manchester

first_imgFusion research partnership agreed between UKAEA and University of Manchester UKAEA is expanding its research links with The University of Manchester with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two organisations.UKAEA CEO Professor Ian Chapman took part in an online ceremony today with officials from Manchester, including Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, the university’s President & Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Francis Livens, Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute.The partnership will see new research groups established by Manchester in the key areas of tritium and digital engineering. Tritium – one of the two fuels commercial fusion devices will use – is a growing area of study, boosted by UKAEA’s new H3AT tritium research facility at Culham. Digital engineering is a highly promising computer-based approach that allows engineers to arrive at final versions of systems quicker and cheaper than traditional methods.UKAEA works with more than 25 universities around the country on physics, materials science and engineering areas. The research generated by these collaborations is playing an important role in accelerating progress towards commercial fusion.Manchester has a long history of excellence in nuclear research, and its Dalton Nuclear Institute is one of the largest and most advanced of its type in the UK.Professor Francis Livens, Director of the Dalton Nuclear Institute at The University of Manchester, said: “This agreement in fusion complements and builds on our long-term strength in nuclear research. It will allow us to undertake important new research and training activities in Tritium Science & Technology and Digitalisation, and extend our exciting collaboration with UKAEA.”Martin O’Brien, Head of University Liaison at UKAEA, said: “Many universities already work with us on a wide range of research topics. We are excited that The University of Manchester will now expand greatly its work with us in two key areas where progress is needed to deliver a fusion power station.” /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, Dalton, digital, director, Engineering, Government, nuclear, power station, President, Professor, research, science, technology, UK, UK Government, university, University of Manchesterlast_img read more