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Health Secretary calls for equal billing for prevention

first_img Comments are closed. Health Secretary calls for equal billing for preventionOn 2 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Alan Milburn has set out the next five steps health professionals need totake to modernise the NHSHealth prevention must no longer play second fiddle to health treatmentwithin the NHS, Health Secretary Alan Milburn has said. In a major speech on health inequalities and health promotion, Milburn setout the next five steps health professionals must take to shift the emphasis ofhealthcare towards prevention as well as a cure. Following the publication of a review on health inequalities, Milburndescribed them as a “scar” on the nation. “Too many people are denied the basic chances in life,” he said. “Poorer people get sick more often and die earlier. It is simplyunacceptable that the opportunity for a long and healthy life is still linkedto social circumstances, childhood poverty, where you live, how much yourparents earn, how much you earn, and your race and gender.” A new approach was needed that offered people the opportunity of betterhealth, he said. “One that recognises that diets are often less healthy and smokingrates are higher in poorer communities, [an approach] that acknowledges peoplehave the right to make a choice about what they eat or whether they smoke, butpeople should have the opportunity to have a healthier diet or to give upsmoking if they so choose.” The five steps he outlined were: tackling inequalities in health services,focusing on cancer and coronary heart disease, ensuring a better balancebetween prevention and treatment, tackling smoking, and putting public healthat the heart of the NHS. www.doh.gov.uk/healthinequalities/ccsrsummaryreport.htmTobacco ads stubbed out – Tobacco advertising on billboards and in newspapers and magazines will bebanned from 14 February 2003 – The timetable emerged after the Government’s Tobacco Advertising and PromotionBill received Royal Assent in November, the final stage of the legislativeprocess – By 14 May, in-pack promotion schemes and direct marketing contracts willalso cease “We are considering responses to our public consultation on regulationsgoverning point-of-sale advertising, brand sharing and sponsorship. We will setspecific dates for these in due course,” said Minister for Public HealthHazel Blears. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

New Stephen Curry sneaker inspired by young girl debuts on International Women’s Day

first_imgMarch 8, 2019 /Sports News – National New Stephen Curry sneaker inspired by young girl debuts on International Women’s Day Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailUnder Armour(OAKLAND, Calif.) — In honor of International Women’s Day, a young girl who made a profound impact on her favorite basketball team’s star player, Stephen Curry, received the first pair of the Curry 6 purple sneakers a day before their official release. On Thursday, Riley Morrison was at Curry’s downtown Oakland, California pop-up store to show off the brand new Curry 6 shoe — “a blend of purple and deep orchid with white,” according to Under Armour — and a sock liner that she helped design, according to espnW.Under ArmourAs she was taking in her influential moment, her basketball idol stopped by to surprise her. “It was extremely surprising,” Riley told espnW, after the exciting and unexpected cameo. “He’s a good person and extremely nice.” Morrison, a 9-year-old Golden State Warriors fan, first caught the point guard’s attention with her powerful letter in November about his Curry 5s signature Under Armour basketball shoe collection that she hoped would be sized for girls and women. “I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armor to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too,” she wrote. Curry’s hand-written response went viral, and he personally invited Morrison and her family to attend the launch of the Curry 6 “United We Win” shoe. The surprise moment sealed an already sweet deal, that was “believed to be the first time a marquee male athlete has been the face of a basketball shoe made specifically for women and girls,” espnW wrote. The excited fourth-grader from Napa Valley strutted her new Curry 6s around the store as she answered media questions. The two-time MVP praised Morrison, saying she “had the courage to use her voice to call attention to an issue and keep us accountable.” “She was focused on the opportunity for all girls, not just herself,” he continued. “She is inspiring, and wise beyond her years.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Fifth of all agents fined for AML non-compliance

first_imgNearly a fifth of all estate agents have been fined for non-compliance with the UK’s recently-introduced Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations, it has been claimed.The research has been carried out by online identity verification service firm Credas, which says it believes agents were not given enough time or information by the government to prepare for AML, with predictable results.It polled 100 agents and found 19% of them had been fined for AML non-compliance by an average £11,842, although a third had been fined much more, at between £15,000 and £25,000.One of the duties estate agents must complete to be compliant with AML regulations is to store all their documentation relating to clients, financial transactions and other Anti Money Laundering paperwork.“We are concerned that 32% of the agents surveyed are still using a paper filing system to store their AML data,” says Credas CEO Rhys David (left).“There are so many digital solutions available on the market which will help agents with data storage and management, that there is no need to still depend on an old-fashioned filing cabinet and introduce risk.“Credas solves both those problems as it stores all the AML data in a secure cloud environment, which gives agents a clear audit trail and assurance that the data is safe and protected.”Estate agents, along with six other business sectors, are required to perform numerous duties to prevent money laundering.These include checking client identities, assessing the risk of criminals using their business to launder cash, checking beneficial ownership of companies buying and selling properties through them, nominating a money laundering officer and reporting suspicious activity.Read out guide to AML compliance. Rhys David AML anti money laundering Credas April 4, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Fifth of all agents fined for AML non-compliance previous nextRegulation & LawFifth of all agents fined for AML non-complianceResearch reveals agents have been fined nearly £12,000 on average for not following anti money laundering regulations.Nigel Lewis4th April 201803,086 Viewslast_img read more

Grants & Contracts Analyst

first_img Maryland, United States Facebook Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore SpecificDuties/Responsibilities: You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Johns Hopkins University School ofMedicineFounded in 1893, the School of Medicine (SOM) isthe academic medical teaching and research arm of The Johns HopkinsUniversity. With a budget of over $2 billion, the SOM hasconsistently been among the nation’s top medical schools in thenumber of research grants awarded by the National Institutes ofHealth (NIH) and in having as its major teaching hospital, TheJohns Hopkins Hospital (JHH). JHH was ranked the best hospital inthe United States for 22 years by U.S. News & World Report.Sixteen Nobel laureates associated with the SOM as alumni andfaculty have won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Chemistry, two ofwhich, are current faculty. Fifteen current faculty are members ofthe National Academy of Sciences. The SOM offers an M.D. anM.D./Ph.D. and 19 other graduate programs. In the current year,there are over 1,250 medical and doctoral students, and more than2,700 full-time faculty.The Grants and ContractsAnalyst provides professional, intermediate level sponsored fundsmanagement and administration to assigned DGM faculty. Givesappropriate administrative guidanceon contract protocols,regulations & guidelinesto ensure compliance.Coordinatesproposalpreparation, submission, budget development, account maintenanceand oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, compliance, andcloseout. Johns Hopkins University Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Grants & Contracts Analyst Save Grants & Contracts Analyst Johns Hopkins University LinkedIn Save Grants & Contracts Analyst center_img Partners with DGM faculty,other budgetary staff and the Office of Research Administration forthe planning and development of application submissions to variousfederal offices, private agencies/foundations and commercialcompanies.Understands and utilizesinstitutional policies for pre-award grant process and sponsorguidelines.Reviews all sponsored projectproposals for assigned faculty prior to them being forwarded to theGrants & Contracts Manager and ORA for signature. Reviewsinvolves accuracy, content, adherence to all relevantguidelines.Provides instruction,preparation assistance and support related to grant applicationprocedures.Serves as liaison betweenresearch units, central offices and fundingagencies.Reviews budgets and relatedjustifications for appropriateness and completeness ofcontent.Ensures that all applicableand indirect costs have beenapplied.Ensures compliance in allother areas related to grant and contract management, includingsponsoring organization guidelines, internal protocols, accurateprotocol information within grant documents, conflicts of interest,etc.Manages all assigned grantsubmissions to ensure timeliness andaccuracy.Maintains ongoing updates andcommunications related to current grants and contracts, thisincludes regular auditing and reporting to principal investigatorsand departmentalleadership.Assists with grant closeoutsas needed.Coordinates the process ofsetting up awards after grant number is assigned, includingreviewing award, verifying award set-up and ensuring personnel issetup appropriately.Ensures that post-awardresponsibilities are completed, including budget distribution,account reconciliation, e-form setup, effort reporting, costtransfers, paying invoices and paperwork finalization related tosubcontract setup.Conducts all award managementactivities and provides information and direct assistance requiredto complete contract and grantcloseouts.Performs other duties andspecial projects asassigned.MinimumQualifications: Share You need to sign in or create an account to save Twitter Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Grants & Contracts Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Johns Hopkins University Save Sr. Grants & Contracts Analyst Grants & Contracts Analyst Bachelor’s Degree in Finance,Accounting, or other related fieldrequired.Two (2) years ofadministrative/budgetingexperience.Successful completion of theRAT program (13-15 months) is equivalent to two years of relevantexperience for this position. If an employee does not successfullycomplete the program, no additional experience will beapplied.Additional education maysubstitute for required experience and additional relatedexperience may substitute for required education, to the extentpermitted by the JHU equivalencyformula.JHU EquivalencyFormula:30 undergraduate degree credits(semester hours) may substitute for requiredexperience.Additionalrelated experience may substitute for required education on thesame basis. For jobs where equivalency ispermitted, up to two years of non-related college course work maybe applied towards the total minimum education/experience requiredfor the respective job.Special Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities:Knowledge of accounting andbudgeting theory andpractices.Ability to make independentjudgments and to act on decisions on a dailybasis.Ability to work withflexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet variousconcurrentdeadlines.Proficiency in the use ofsoftware applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processingrequired.Classified title: Grants& Contracts AnalystWorking title: Grants &Contracts AnalystRole/Level/Range: ATP37.5/E/03/PCStarting Salary Range:$50,700.00– $69,780.00 (commensurate withexperience)Employee group: FulltimeEmployee Status:ExemptSchedule: Monday-Friday -8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk – Telecommuting will be required untilfull staff returns to campus.Location: MRB 5th Floor 423 -733 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD – EastBaltimoreDepartmentname:10002874-SOM GeneticsInstitute of Gen MedicinePersonnel area (School): SOM– School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm More searches like this Similar jobslast_img read more

Unmanned Boat Afloat in O.C. Waters

first_imgBy Maddy Vitale Summer means water enthusiasts hop on their surfboards, boats or kayaks and enjoy the ocean and bay breezes and tranquil time with nature.A popular spot for water sports is the Rainbow Thoroughfare near the Ninth Street Bridge.Recently, there was an unusual discovery floating in the water. It was an unmanned boat. And it’s still out there.It was late in the afternoon on Sunday, June 10. Bob Woolery, a dentist and married father of two from Ocean City, decided to take his son, Jack, 5, out on the family boat.“Jack is really into animals and the only animals around here are birds,” Woolery explained. “So, we went looking for an osprey nest.”What they found was a bit alarming.“I saw this small boat,” Woolery explained. “It had taken on water. It was just floating.”Here is a map designating the location of the boat when Bob Woolery, of Ocean City, discovered it.Because it didn’t appear there was any immediate danger, Woolery decided to take his son to look for the bird nest, then head home and call the U.S. Coast Guard, which has a station in Ocean City.“They took the information down,” he said, adding that the officials said they would investigate.Coast Guard Officer Nathan Manetas confirmed Sunday that the Coast Guard is aware of the boat.“It had taken on water and was partially submerged near the Ninth Street Bridge,” Manetas said. “Currently, it is still out there and marked with buoys.”He noted that the Coast Guard is working with the boat’s owner to have it removed.For Woolery, it was a different and somewhat eerie discovery. Not his typical water finds.Bob Woolery, of Ocean City, discusses some interesting water finds from his dock.“Really, I find anything that people keep in their backyards or docks that blow in the water. I’ve found kayaks people didn’t tie down, boats, bumpers,” Woolery pointed out. “You could usually tell where these things come from based on which way the wind was blowing.”He even found a floating jet ski dock and a few dock boxes, which people use to store items.This was not the first time he found a boat, either.“One time I found a Sunfish, a tiny sailboat that kids learn to sail on,” he said. “But this is the first time I found a nearly sunken boat.” This small boat is floating in a channel near Ninth Street Bridge in Ocean City. (Photo courtesy Bob Woolery)last_img read more

Watch The Original Santana Band Perform Together For The First Time Since 1973

first_imgIt’s been 43 long years since the original Santana lineup graced the stage, but you wouldn’t have known it from the band’s performance at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV last night. Santana recently announced that his original band, featuring musicians like Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums), would reunite for both a new album and a single performance.That performance took place last night in Vegas, as the original Santana band hit the stage and played songs both old and new for a wildly enthusiastic crowd. While the concert was taped for a TV special and subsequent DVD release, one fan filmed a couple highlights for us to share and enjoy.Watch clips of “No One To Depend On” and “Evil Ways” from the show below, courtesy of Blaise Sison:“No One To Depend On” “Evil Ways”The original Santana crew is set to release Santana IV on April 15th. You can stream their leading single, “Blues Magic,” right here.last_img read more

Portugal. The Man Announces New Tour Dates For 2018

first_imgAfter winning a Grammy Award last week for their hit tune “Feel It Still”, today, Portugal. The Man extended their touring scheduling for 2018. Though the group had already released an extensive list of shows across North America and Europe in support of their latest album, Woodstock, Portgual. The Man’s newly updated list of dates fills in gaps in the schedule between February and July.The new announcement also extends their tour to include several stops between the beginning of August and the end October, when they’ll wrap up with a two-night run at Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. In addition to a number of new one-off dates, the band also announced their return to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 8th with Oh Sees as well as two New York City shows at Brooklyn Steel (February 20th) and Forest Hills Stadium (September 22nd), respectively.Fan pre-sales for the new tour have begun, with general on sale starting on February 9th at 10 a.m. (local). Spotify pre-sale tickets go on sale today at 3 p.m. (EST) / 12 p.m. (PST). For more information about ticketing, you can head to the band’s website here.Portugal. The Man Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates*newly-added datesFEBRUARY6 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall w/ Hollerado SOLD OUT8 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre w/ Hollerado SOLD OUT9 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT10 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT11 Madison, WI Overture Hall w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT13 Iowa City, IA IMU Ballroom w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT14 Columbia, MO The Blue Note w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT16 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT17 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT18 Cleveland, OH Music Hall At The Cleveland Public Auditorium w/ Twin Peaks*20 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel w/ Topaz Jones21 Montreal, QC MTELUS w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT22 Providence, RI The Strand w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT24 Washington, DC The Anthem w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT26 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT27 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT*28 Macon, GA Hargray Capitol Theatre w/ MattielMARCH17 Teton Village, WY Jackson Hole Rendezvous Spring FestivalAPRIL11 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theater w/ Cherry Glazerr13 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan w/ Cherry Glazerr15 Indio, CA Coachella18 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Convention Center w/ Deap Vally*21 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara County Bowl w/ Chicano Batman & Deap Vally22 Indio, CA Coachella27 Wayville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival28 Maitland, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival29 Canberra, Australia Groovin The Moo FestivalMAY5 Bendigo, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival6 Townsville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival12 Bunbury, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival18 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival*19 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater w/ Jack Harlow*20 Columbus, OH Express Live w/ Jack Harlow*22 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE w/ Jack Harlow25 Boston, MA Boston Calling*26 Portland, ME Thompson’s Point w/ Jack HarlowJUNE14 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival15 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival23 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival*25 Warsaw, Poland Palladium28 Sankt Gallen, Switzerland OpenAir St. Gallen29 Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic Aerodrome FestivalJULY1 Ewijk, Netherlands Down the Rabbit Hole Festival3 Milan, Italy Fabrique7 Argeles, France Les Deferlantes Festival8 Arras, France Main Square Festival10 Argeles Sur Mer, France Parc de Valmy11 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Hornstulls Strand Bar Brooklyn och Calexico’s13 Oeiras, Portugal NOS Alive Festival14 Lisbon, Portugal Passeio Maritimo de Alges14 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival15 Barcelona, Spain Apolo*18 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall19 Carhaix, France Site de Kerampuilh21-22 Paris, France Lollapalooza Paris*24 London, UK Forum*28 Indianapolis, IN Lawn At White River State ParkAUGUST*1 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheatre*8 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Oh Sees*10 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium w/ Cuco18-19 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic*24 Troutdale, OR Edgefield*25 Troutdale, OR EdgefieldSEPTEMBER*14 New Orleans, LA The Sugar Mill w/ Chicano Batman*16 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium w/ Chicano Batman*18 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union w/ Chicano Batman*20 Richmond, VA Classic Amphitheater w/ Lucius*22 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium w/ LuciusOCTOBER*26 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center*27 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Centerlast_img read more

Harvard University endowment yields flat return for fiscal 2012

first_imgHarvard University announced today that its endowment posted a -0.05% return and was valued at $30.7 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012.  The fiscal year 2012 endowment return was 98 basis points in excess of the -1.03% return on the benchmark Policy Portfolio.Jane Mendillo, president and CEO of Harvard Management Company (HMC), said, “The markets during the last year continued to be choppy and highly sensitive to unresolved macroeconomic headwinds.  While investment performance over the last 12 months was well below long-term averages, we nevertheless found good investment opportunities through both internal and external management that we believe will sow the seeds for future growth.  We are also pleased to have outperformed our Policy Portfolio benchmark for the third year in a row.Harvard’s endowment helps to fund operations critical to the University’s educational and research objectives. In fiscal 2012, distributions from the endowment contributed more than a third of the operating budget. Endowment income supports Harvard’s academic programs, science and medical research, and student financial aid programs, which allow the University to admit qualified students regardless of their ability to pay.“Despite difficult markets, we are pleased that investment performance remained steady and [that] the endowment was able to provide substantial support to the University,” said James Rothenberg, University treasurer.  “In such volatile economic times, it’s important to note that results in any 12-month period can vary dramatically.  Jane and her team have done an excellent job strengthening Harvard’s portfolio, and I’m confident the endowment is well positioned for the long term.”The endowment has earned an average annual return of 12.3% over the past 20 years, outperforming the Policy Portfolio benchmark by over 300 basis points per year and a simple 60/40 stock/bond portfolio by even more substantial margins.The endowment allows Harvard to undertake specific activities that donors have supported over the years, in areas including staff and faculty salaries, facilities maintenance, and Harvard’s generous financial aid programs.More than 60% of Harvard undergraduates are receiving need-based scholarship aid this year, totaling more than $172 million. The average undergraduate student on financial aid pays only $12,000; in addition, an average of one in five students pays no tuition, based on economic need. Throughout Harvard, scholarships and awards to students from University funds have almost tripled over the past decade, passing $460 million. The College’s industry-leading financial aid policies are designed to make Harvard more affordable for families across the economic spectrum, a commitment that has remained a high priority despite the current economic uncertainty.The endowment is not a single fund, but comprises more than [12,000] individual funds, many of them restricted to specific uses such as support of a research center or the creation of a professorship in a specific subject. The funds are invested by HMC, which oversees the University’s endowment, pension, trust funds, and other investments at a significant savings relative to outside management.The endowment’s total value is affected by several factors each year, including investment returns, new contributions, and the annual payout for University programs.Contact: Kevin Galvin617.495.1585last_img read more

Key Brand Entertainment Buys The Broadway Channel

first_imgKey Brand Entertainment has added The Broadway Channel to its family of theater companies, which includes Broadway.com. The media company creates Broadway-themed video for a vast number of outlets, including New York City hotels and cable channels. Key Brand Entertainment is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theater worldwide. Under the leadership of theater producer and owner John Gore, its companies include Broadway.com, Broadway Across America, Group Sales Box Office, BroadwayBox.com and Broadway Classroom. Under the direction of Senior VP Matt Hege, The Broadway Channel produces Broadway show previews as well as news and interview segments that are distributed via dedicated cable channels with a host of partners including Cablevision, Verizon and RCN. The Broadway Channel is also provided in over 80 hotels in the Manhattan area, reaching tens of thousands of guests daily. The company additionally produces Broadway Profiles, a quarterly 30-minute special that airs on WPIX 11 in New York City, hosted by Tamsen Fadal. “We are looking forward to the expansion and opportunities this acquisition creates,” Key Brand Entertainment owner John Gore said in a statement. “We will be able to combine the content libraries of Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel and then employ the plethora of new technologies and digital platforms on the media landscape to make that Broadway content even more accessible nationwide.” View Commentslast_img read more

Colstrip Fights the Inevitable

first_imgColstrip Fights the Inevitable FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Elizabeth Harbel for E&E:“What is fundamentally driving change in Colstrip right now is the national economics of coal,” said Bill Arthur of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.Additionally, Anne Hedges of the Montana Environmental Information Center argued Colstrip’s fate was determined in 1997, when Montana deregulated Montana Power Co., then the sole owner of the plant. This ultimately allowed it to be parceled off to multiple out-of-state owners, Hedges explained.“That one decision right there put Montana in the back seat — in fact, it took Montana out of the car when it came to any decisions on Colstrip,” Hedges said.Hedges’ environmental group is not well-loved in Colstrip. It has participated in lawsuits surrounding the operation’s environmental impact — leaks from the mine’s coal ash ponds have been an environmental concern in the area for years (Greenwire, Oct. 23, 2013).Still, Hedges regularly appears before Montana’s Legislature in Helena, pleading with Ankney and his colleagues to plan a future for Colstrip’s workers that doesn’t involve coal.“If they’re not proactive and they just decide to fight the inevitable, then there is no future for the town of Colstrip,” Hedges said. “If they’re not willing to diversify, they’re screwed — and that would be unfortunate.”Hedges suggested Colstrip’s residents could find jobs in the remediation work that will be needed if the units were shut down. She and others have also proposed Colstrip explore less carbon-intensive ways to send power down the valuable twin, 500-kilovolt transmission lines originating at the plant.Full article: Inside a town that won’t give up on coallast_img read more