Bill Browder lodges Swedbank money laundering complaint with Latvian authorities

first_imgA Swedbank spokesperson said: “We cooperate with the authorities in all our home markets in order to resolve current issues.“However, we have no comment on the specific cases that Bill Browder now points to.” Share Wednesday 17 April 2019 2:51 pm Swedbank sacked its chief executive Birgitte Bonnesen last month following a series of money laundering accusations.Bonnesen was given her marching orders a day after police raided the bank’s Stockholm’s headquarters as part of an insider trading probe.It comes weeks after the bank was accused of involvement in money laundering in the Baltics by Swedish broadcaster SVT.Swedbank is being investigated over allegations that it gave major shareholders access to information in the SVT report before broadcast.Read more: After five years, Browder is on the verge of securing a UK Magnitsky law Tags: Trading Archive More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org UK hedge fund boss and prominent Putin critic Bill Browder has lodged a criminal complaint against Swedbank with Latvian authorities over alleged money laundering.Browder, who has also taken the same complaint to Estonian and Swedish authorities, alleges that Swedbank accounts were used to launder $176m (£135m) between 2006 and 2012 linked to Russian money laundering and tax fraud. center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndo whatsapp whatsapp Bill Browder lodges Swedbank money laundering complaint with Latvian authorities Callum Keown Read more: Bill Browder attacks British establishment for ‘accepting Russian bribes’Earlier this month, Sweden’s financial crime squad decided not to investigate Swedbank over similar claims made by Browder.The Swedish Economic Crime Authority (EBM) said the transfers involving Swedbank accounts were limited and occurred before sharper legislation was introduced in 2014.But the Hermitage Capital Management boss confirmed today that another complaint was sent to Latvian authorities earlier this month.While the majority – $117m – went through the Swedish bank’s Estonian branch, the complaint claims that $41m passed through Latvia.last_img read more

Exclusive: ‘When I started, diversity didn’t really exist’, says Bank of America’s international head of ESG

first_img Show Comments ▼ Andrea Sullivan, Head of International Environment, Social & Governance at Bank of America Also Read: Exclusive: ‘When I started, diversity didn’t really exist’, says Bank of America’s international head of ESG whatsapp An M&A lawyer by training, Sullivan joined Bank of America a decade ago and these days she leads the firm’s sustainable business practices, focusing on the alignment and integration of ESG within the bank’s responsible growth strategic objectives. Andrea Sullivan, Head of International Environment, Social & Governance at Bank of America Also Read: Exclusive: ‘When I started, diversity didn’t really exist’, says Bank of America’s international head of ESG And I was told all eyes are on the Tate this week. whatsapp Wednesday 19 May 2021 4:39 pm In my job I am very fortunate to partner with colleagues and oversee the arts programme in many countries. We have done some amazing projects over the years but I am really looking forward to our sponsorship of the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Tate, which is to open this week.  It will mark our eighth collaboration with Tate and it is set to be such an inspiring show! We have also co-designed an education programme with Tate, which I am excited to see develop. As recently announced, our goal is to be net zero before 2050; we have increased our environmental business initiative target to $1 trillion by 2030 in order to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy; and we have made $1.25bn commitment over five years to advance racial equality and economic opportunity. How does Bank of America do that? Andrea Sullivan, Head of International Environment, Social & Governance at Bank of America Also Read: Exclusive: ‘When I started, diversity didn’t really exist’, says Bank of America’s international head of ESG How important are role models in that respect? Andrea Sullivan, Head of International Environment, Social & Governance at Bank of America Also Read: Exclusive: ‘When I started, diversity didn’t really exist’, says Bank of America’s international head of ESG Andrea Sullivan, Head of International Environment, Social & Governance at Bank of America Also Read: Exclusive: ‘When I started, diversity didn’t really exist’, says Bank of America’s international head of ESG Society as a whole has a way to go, but we’re absolutely making progress. When I started in the corporate sector, diversity didn’t really exist, and the pull-through to senior level was a challenge at best. But the world is changing and it is crucial for companies to invest in diverse talent if they are to build a sustainable workforce. The arts bring huge value to society, playing a fundamental role in our wellbeing and helping to anchor communities and create greater cultural understanding. They also are a big contribution to the health of the economy. At Bank of America, our support for the arts is part of our commitment to grow responsibly, which means bringing lasting value to local communities around the world, and to the economy at large. Especially during this past year, when so many arts organisations have had to close their doors for 12 months, the knock-on effect will be felt for years to come, not only by the institutions themselves, but by society as a whole. How does the bank decide which arts projects to support? I mentor both men and women inside and outside the bank and have been mentored by a younger colleague too. These connections are key to developing a strong and supportive workplace culture. One where inclusion is just as important as diversity, and where different options are both valued and encouraged. Speaking of your own career, what is your biggest career achievement so far? Can you give me an example of how you helped to shape the bank’s ESG policy? Working closely with senior leaders across the bank to steward the bank’s ESG business development with clients, she manages capital deployment to support the bank’s social investments, driving operational and ESG risk initiatives, employee programmes and policy development. The ability to leave emotions at the door has always been a challenge, especially when you’re passionate about your work. I have been lucky enough to work alongside some incredibly talented people and have spent my career collaborating to make good decisions. But one characteristic that never waivers for me, is being authentic. I think after 30 years in the corporate space, I have found a good balance, but it’s by no means always easy. We work hard to build long term, collaborative relationships with our arts partners and want to help organisations realise projects that will have a meaningful, positive and lasting impact in the community. Our support for the arts is seen across three key initiatives, the Arts Conservation, providing funding for the conservation of culturally important masterpieces that have been damaged or fallen into disrepair; Art in our Communities, lending artwork from our private collection to not-for-profit galleries and Arts Partnerships, sponsoring shows and developing arts education programmes to thousands of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. You told me earlier you are a great believer of supporting the arts sector. Why is it important for big businesses to support the arts, especially during these times?  We must understand the needs of all people at different points in their careers. We are all working to create a culture where our teammates feel included and can be themselves at work. Over the last decade I have seen a shift, with traditional family roles changing, and companies are listening and responding to their needs, offering flexibility, childcare and elderly support, paternity leave, and tailored benefits. This is undoubtedly positive, but we need to continue to take a holistic view of work, to support and nurture talent at all levels throughout their careers. Some in London’s financial services space argue that banks still have a long way to go when it comes to diversity and equality, equal pay probably being the best example. Where do you stand on this? In this series, City A.M. zooms in on a range of successful women in the Square Mile, some being movers and shakers in their respective fields – rule makers, not rule takers – while others are rising stars worth keeping an eye on. Today: Andrea Sullivan, international head of ESG at Bank of America. Working to make the right decision for a business, sometimes takes balance between the heart and the head. More From Our Partners Why people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com My career path is not a traditional one, but I have had many interesting opportunities. I trained as a corporate lawyer in mergers and acquisitions, and then worked in television, marketing and consulting before entering banking, which brought me to Bank of America 10 years ago. One significant career achievement is my work in helping to build and develop a team whose goal is to help positively shape the core business model. Our Environment Social and Governance platform is something I am proud to have helped create in collaboration with great partners throughout the bank. It required vision and strong leadership from our CEO and senior leadership across the company. Exclusive: ‘When I started, diversity didn’t really exist’, says Bank of America’s international head of ESG Share What has been the biggest setback or challenge in your career? Diversity of thought is an essential component of a good business – especially one with as diverse a client base as ours. Michiel Willems Tags: diversity Women of the City Women of the Citylast_img read more

The Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.

first_imgThings to DoThe Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.Maxine Waters, a Yayoi Kusama doc, and a secret gardenBy Brittany Martin – August 27, 2018833ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItSummer is winding down, but the city is still heating up with fun things to do. To help you get to the good stuff, we’ve picked the best things to do this week in L.A.Monday: Secret Rosé Garden at the Beverly WilshireThis pop-up bar, open until September 3, takes inspiration from a garden bar that the historic hotel had in the ’60s and ’70s–but updated for 2018 Instagram-bait tastes. Rosé flows, of course, (in cocktail, popsicle, and standard wine options) and the “speakeasy” entrance reached via a guest room makes it extra fun.Tuesday: Women’s Equality Day with Rep. Maxine WatersCongresswoman Maxine Waters sits down for a conversation with L.A. City Councilwoman Nury Martinez. Expect a lively evening and an inside look at what it takes to be a woman in leadership, and how the political landscape is shaping up in 2018.Wednesday: Whiskeys of the World Tasting DinnerLearn more about craft whiskeys made in Scotland, Canada, and the United States from expert Dave Whitton at this dinner that pairs spirits from each country with dishes from Alcove’s new head chef, Matt Sieger.Thursday: Kusama: Infinity Screening and Q&AOur obsession with artist Yayoi Kusama knows no bounds. Catch LACMA’s free screening of this documentary that not only shows off her amazing installations, but also reveals the complicated family life and professional obstacles Kusama had to overcome on her way to becoming the top-selling female artist in the world. Filmmaker Heather Lenz takes questions after the film.Friday: DoLA Anniversary Party with DIIV & Restless Nites DJsLocal music and entertainment site DoLA is celebrating six years with a party in Echo Park. DIIV will perform live and the Restless Nights DJs will keep tunes spinning through the night. Best of all, the event is totally free with online RSVP.RELATED: Here Are the 12 Best Things to Do in L.A. in AugustStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSThings To DoPrevious articleLos Angeles magazine’s FIT LA 2018Next articleCan Angelenos and Coyotes Coexist?Brittany Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORSome of the Best Things to Do in L.A. This WeekendOur Guide to a Whole Month of Pride Events5 Things to Watch, Read, and Listen To in Junelast_img read more

Evidence from the field: Fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine provided protection, study finds

first_imgLeave this field empty if you’re human: Those symptoms typically go away after three or four days. But about 15 percent of people then suffer a relapse, going on to develop jaundice and more severe illness. And in roughly half of that group of severe cases, the infection is fatal.There is limited annual production of yellow fever vaccine. And while an international stockpile of 6 million doses is maintained, the events of the past few years have raised fears about the capacity to respond when yellow fever threatens large populations of people.The problem in 2016 began with a large, rolling outbreak in Angola that eventually spread to Kinshasa, a city of 11.6 million people. When the DRC government decided to preemptively vaccinate in Kinshasa, there was not enough vaccine in the international stockpile to undertake the job.(Brazil, which has recorded an alarming number of cases of yellow fever in people and in monkeys near Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro in recent months, is using fractional doses to vaccinate in and around those cities.)The World Health Organization, based on expert advice, recommended using a fractional dose. The plan was to follow up a year later with a second fractional dose to ensure long-term protection. Joachim Hombach, head of immunization policy for WHO, said the recommendation for a followup shot may be waived if study participants show they retain good antibody responses a year after vaccination.Casey said the researchers went back to the people they studied to assess antibody levels at the one-year point. They are still analyzing the data, and expect to be able to publish findings in the next few months.The study monitored 716 people who were vaccinated during the Kinshasa campaign, looking for antibodies in their blood after vaccination as a measure of whether the vaccine worked. The study could not actually assess whether the vaccine was protective because the outbreak was waning by the time the vaccination campaign got underway.Nearly 500 of the people enrolled had no antibodies to yellow fever when the trial started and 98 percent of them “sero-converted” — meaning they developed what is thought to be protective levels of antibodies when they were checked a month after vaccination. HealthEvidence from the field: Fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine provided protection, study finds Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. ‘We didn’t expect this’: A historic yellow fever outbreak spreads in Brazil @HelenBranswell By Helen Branswell Feb. 14, 2018 Reprints Related: Please enter a valid email address. Privacy Policy A health worker in Kinshasa carries a supply of yellow fever vaccine. EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images The other people had some antibodies at the start, suggesting they had either been previously vaccinated against yellow fever or they had contracted it at some point. Only 66 percent of them recorded an antibody rise after vaccination, but the lack of response in some isn’t alarming. A full dose of vaccine and infection with yellow fever are both thought to confer life-long immunity to the virus.Experts consider these results very promising, but warned this doesn’t mean the vaccine dose can be lowered for everyone. Duane Gubler, a world expert in yellow fever, suggested there aren’t data to indicate how long the protection from a fractional dose lasts.Dr. Erin Staples, senior author of the paper and a yellow fever expert in CDC’s vectorborne diseases operation at Fort Collins, Colo., said the early results are fueling questions about whether the vaccine dose could be lowered and whether using a lower dose would reduce the rate of adverse reactions to the vaccine. Yellow fever vaccine is one of the more reactogenic vaccines, meaning it can cause discomfort. And in rare cases, it can trigger serious illness.“It’s a theoretical potential benefit. But until we have data, we can’t say for sure if it will or won’t improve it — but that’s something that we hope to get data on,” Staples said.The WHO’s Hombach said fractional dosing should be used as a last resort only until it is known how long protection from a fractional dose lasts, whether smaller doses work as well in young children, and whether vaccines from other manufacturers work as well as the one used in the study.“It’s a way of having some surge capacity,” he told STAT. “I think we need to really confine it to emergency situations…. Because I think it is one of the few tools that we have, indeed, if we need to counter an outbreak and we are running short of vaccine supplies.” Helen Branswell About the Author Reprints A 2016 emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign that had to resort to using smaller than standard doses because of a global vaccine shortage appears to have protected the people who were vaccinated, a new study suggests.People who received a fractional dose — one-fifth the standard size — showed strong immune responses a month after they received the single dose of vaccine, the authors reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.While the study — conducted during a mass vaccination campaign in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo — is not the first to provide hints that fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine are effective, it was the first such study undertaken outside the artificial confines of a laboratory.advertisement “This is really the first evidence for a fractional dose coming from a vaccination campaign setting and in the context of an outbreak,” said Dr. Rebecca Casey, first author of the study and a scientist with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s global immunization division.Yellow fever is a serious, and sometimes fatal, disease. People who contract the virus, which spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, can experience an array of symptoms — fever, headache, backache, and muscle pains, loss of appetite, and nausea or vomiting.advertisement Tags Vaccineslast_img read more

Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses could arrive in Florida by end of week

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineGovernor Ron DeSantisJohnson & Johnson LCSO among law enforcement agencies deploying officers to Texas, Arizona June 16, 2021 Advertisement Governor Ron DeSantis said the J&J vaccine could be in Florida by this week. However, it’s not known when doses will make their way to Southwest Florida.Trials show that the J&J vaccine is 86 percent effective in preventing severe illness from COVID-19. Also, the vaccine can be stored in a normal fridge for up to three months.About 20 million doses are expected to be available by the end of this month.Count on NBC2 to let you know when the J&J vaccine arrives in SWFL. Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 AdvertisementThey could not say how many vaccines were coming to Florida or what the new locations would be. The spokesperson said when new appointments become available later this week, The new locations can be found on CVS.com. The J&J vaccine takes fewer resources to distribute which will streamline the vaccination process. Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A one-dose wonder is on its way to Florida.The one-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine has been approved and vials are on their way to the Sunshine State.CVS is set to receive more than 200,000 Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses this week. A spokesperson said they would be able to add new locations offering the vaccine. A spokesperson for CVS said those vaccines would be spread across stores in 17 states. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Florida bans ‘critical race theory’ from public school classrooms June 13, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

Eastern Pacific hurricane season starts early

first_imgAdvertisement RELATEDTOPICS Fun facts about the ocean for World Ocean Day June 10, 2021 NWS offering storm spotter training this week June 8, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Weather blog AdvertisementMake sure that you and your family are prepared for any storms that may develop and stay with the NBC 2 Hurricane Tracking Team for the latest. Fortunately, Andres is expected to move away from land, and ultimately weaken over the next few days, not posing a threat to Mexico or the United States.For now, the Atlantic basin remains quiet with no tropical development expected over the coming week.  However, after an active 2020 and another active season forecasted for 2021, now is the time to start preparing.  Any storms that do develop in the month of May, typically form in the Caribbean, close to Florida. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Two asteroids sailing past Earth today June 2, 2021 While the tropical Atlantic remains quiet, the Eastern Pacific is already dealing with its first named storm of the season.Tropical Storm Andres developed Sunday afternoon, about 620 miles south of the southern tip of Baja, California.  According to Colorado State University Hurricane Researcher Dr. Philip Klotzbach, this is the earliest a named tropical system has ever formed in the Eastern Pacific. Flood watch in Collier until 8 p.m. tonight June 16, 2021last_img read more

JOB VACANCY: Deli/Bakery manager in new Portlaoise Plaza

first_img There is an opening for a Deli/Bakery Manager for the Macs Place Deli & Bakery in the new Portlaoise Plaza.The Portlaoise Plaza will open in May 2020. This plaza will join the other motorway service stations in the Plaza Group – The Barack Obama Plaza, The Galway Plaza, Tipperary Town Plaza, The Kinnegad Plaza, The N20 Plaza Mallow, and our Service Stations in Charlestown, Ballyhea, and Westport.The new service station facilities in the Portlaoise Plaza includes a Convenience store, Several Car and HGV fuelling pumps, Supermac’s Restaurant, Papa John’s Pizza, SuperSubs Salad and Sub Sandwich offering, Macs Place Deli, and a branded Barista Cafe, together with indoor and outdoor seating, toilets and washroom facilities, free wifi, car, bus and HGV parking.Job Purpose – Macs Place Hot Deli & Bakery ManagerTo oversee the entire operation of the Deli & Bakery, driving performance, delivering KPIs for these important areas, providing leadership and support to ensure a fantastic offering in terms of food and convenience on this busy road, whilst managing and supporting a well-trained and motivated team.The Job – Deli & Bakery ManagementManage the overall Deli & Bakery activities as part of this busy Retail and Catering offering.Located on a busy road, catering to all types of commuters, offering them top quality food at a reasonable price point in a quick and friendly manner, making this a destination stop for all commuters.Main DutiesResponsible for the day to day operation of the hot & cold deli and the fresh food offering on site.Involvement in staff recruitment, training and development.Staff rostering to ensure adequate cover within pre-set labour targets.Operation of deli to meet pre-set food cost targets through staff training, portion control, waste control etc.Contribute to menu planning & development to ensure variety of choice.Ensure that pre-agreed menus are adhered to and planned for.Food ordering from approved suppliers to meet deli requirements.Stock control, dating and stock rotation.Waste control, recording and reduction.Ensure that fresh food offered for sale is well presented and of the highest quality at all times.Ensure that deli standards are maintained and improved to meet food safety and hygiene requirements.Ensure that daily HACCP record sheets are maintained according to requirements.Ensure that food safety operational requirements are maintained at all times.Manage and plan the internal cleaning programme to consistently meet QSC requirements.Personal RequirementsThe ideal candidate will possess the following attributes;Proven ability in the day to day management of a deli team.Proven ability in staff training, direction, development and delegation skills.Possess experience in running or managing a delicatessen or fresh food counter.Carvery Hot Lunch experience an advantage.Be able to demonstrate flair in fresh food merchandising & presentation.Possess excellent customer service skills.Proven track record in achieving agreed targets for labour, food costs and waste control.Have the ability to meet hygiene, HACCP and housekeeping requirements.How to apply:Please send an up-to-date CV along with Cover letter quoting the Job Title to [email protected], you may post it to Laura Flaherty, HR Department, Supermac’s Head Office, Ballybrit Business Park, Ballybrit, Co. GalwayDue to the large number of applicants, we will only be able to respond to the successful candidates.The Plaza Group is an equal opportunities employerSEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 17th February 2020 Facebook Previous articleBREAKING: St Patrick’s Day Parade CANCELLED in PortlaoiseNext articleNewstalk’s Bobby Kerr gets down to business in Laois next weekend LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic Twitter JOB VACANCY: Deli/Bakery manager in new Portlaoise Plazacenter_img Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp News Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Deli/Bakery manager in new Portlaoise Plaza Jobs Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol football memories from 2011

first_imgRaheen celebrate after winning the Boys Division 4 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Raheen celebrate after winning the Boys Division 4 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Clonaghadoo who defeated Wolfhill in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Wolfhill who lost to Clonaghadoo in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Roisin Murphy, Ruth Delaney, Ciara Flannery, Bron‡ Maguire, Scoil Bhrode, Mountrath selling programmes at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Rath who defeated Derrylamogue in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Derrylamogue who lost to Rath in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Castlecuffe who lost to Clonaghadoo in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Clonaghadoo who defeated Castlecuffe in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Clonaghadoo celebrate after winning the Boys Division 7 final at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Killanure who defeated Mayo in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Mayo who lost to Killanure in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Derrylamogue who defeated Killeen in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Killeen who lost to Derrylamogue in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey. Knock NS celebrate after winning the Division 5 Boys final.Shanahoe celebrate after winning the Division 6 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Derrylamogue celebrate after winning the Division 5 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Ballyroan BNS who lost to Graiguecullen at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Graiguecullen who defeated Ballyroan at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Graiguecullen girls celebrate at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Emo who drew with St. Paul’s in the Division 1 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.St. Paul’s who drew ith Emo in the Division 1 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.St. Paul’s in the Division 1 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Ben Croke, Cavan Phelan and Aaron Middleton, Mountrath BNS looking after the programmes at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey. Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol football memories from 2011 WhatsApp This week’s Cumann na mBunscol memories piece looks back on the action from the football finals in 2011.As always the football competitions were played in the autumn, culminating in a couple of hectic days action in O’Moore Park.As always there was plenty of stars of the future on display with the girls Division 1 final between Emo and The Heath, which Emo won narrowly, seeing Emma Lawlor and Erone Fitzpatrick come up against each other.They’d go on to play many times on the same team with the fine Scoil Chríost Rí teams in Portlaoise as well as in the blue and white of Laois.In the boys Division 1 final, Emo and St Paul’s Portlaoise played out a thrilling draw before Emo won the replay after an equally good game the following week. Padraig Kirwan scored 1-5 for Emo in the replay with Conor McKenna hitting 2-3 for St Paul’s.In the Division 2 girls final, future Laois senior player Eva Galving top scored with eight points as Portarlington got the better of Ballyadams while St Fiacc’s of Graiguecullen won the boys Division 2 final as they beat Ballyroan.Kate Whelan and Arianna Mezzapelle scored three goals each as Ballyroan beat Sacred Heart of Portlaoise in the Division 3 girls final while Rory Doyle go three goals and Niall Dunne got seven points for Rath as beat Derrylamogue in the boys Division 3 final.Also on that Rath team was Sean O’Flynn who is now on the Laois senior team as well as Alan Kinsella and Matthew Byron who have played with the Laois U-20s in recent seasons.Current Laois senior hurler James Keyes was on the Raheen team that beat Ballyadams in the Division 4 final while the Graiguecullen girls made it a double for St Fiacc’s as they beat Clough.There was also wins for Derrylamogue, Shanahoe and Clonaghadoo in the girls finals while Killanure, Clonaghadoo, Paddock and Knock claimed success in the other boys finals.Maggie O’Toole struck an amazing 6-4 for the Shanahoe girls as they got the better of a Paddock side that Odile Fitzpatrick scored five goals.Evan Hunt was the star for Clonaghadoo boys with 1-9 while Anna Mangan’s four goals for the girls ensured the school had double reason to celebrate.You can check out the results in full below as well as a selection of quality photos from Alf Harvey.Division 1 Boys – St Paul’s Portlaoise 6-3 Emo 4-9Division 1 Girls – Emo 4-2 The Heath 3-4Division 2 Boys – St Fiacc’s Graiguecullen 4-6 Ballyroan 1-7Division 2 Girls – Portarlington 1-11 Ballyadams 1-5Division 3 Boys – Rath 6-11 Derrylamogue 1-2Division 3 Girls – Ballyroan 6-4 Sacred Heart Portlaoise 3-2Division 4 Boys – Raheen 5-6 Ballyadams 4-8Division 4 Girls – St Fiacc’s Graiguecullen 7-7 Clough 5-6Division 5 Boys – Knock 8-7 Rosenallis 8-4Division 5 Girls – Derrylamogue 1-8 Killeen 1-1Division 6 Boys – Paddock 5-12 Gaelscoil Phortlaoise 4-3Division 6 Girls – Shanahoe 9-6 Paddock 9-1Division 7 Boys – Clonaghadoo 5-11 Wolfhill 1-4Division 7 Girls – Clonaghadoo 7-5 Castlecuffe 7-1Division 8 Boys – Killanure 5-6 Mayo 2-1 Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Ballyroan GNS who defeated Sacred Heart in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Sacred Heart who played Ballyroan in the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Graiguecullen who defeated Clough at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Clough who lost to Graiguecullen at the Cumann na mBunscol football finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.center_img TAGS2011Cumann na mBunscolCumann na mBunscol Memories By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th June 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleBeef farmers in Laois to benefit from Covid-19 financial packageNext articleLaois man set to run 21 miles this weekend in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Emo who defeated The Heath in the Division 1 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Supporting The Heath Girls.Gael Scoil Phortlaoise who lost to Paddock in the Division 6 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Portarlington who defeated Ballyadams in the Division 2 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Paddock who defeated Gael Scoil Phortlaoise in the Division 6 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Ballyadams who lost to Portarlington in the Division 2 Girls final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Emo girls celebrate their win at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Portarlington celebrate after winning the Girls Division 2 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Knock who defeated Rosenallis after extra time in the Division 5 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Rosenallis who lost to Knock after extra time in the Division 5 Boys final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Paddock celebrate their win in the Boys Division 6 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Shanahoe who defeated Paddock in the Girls Division 6 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Paddock who lost to Shanahoe in the Girls Division 6 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Raheen who defeated Ballyadams in the Boys Division 4 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.Ballyadams who lost to Raheen in the Boys Division 4 final at the Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.SEE ALSO – Check out more from our Cumann na mBunscol memories series here News Home We Are Laois Moment in Time Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol football memories from 2011 We Are LaoisMoment in Time Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Speaking truth to power: The biggest scandal in Korean studies should…

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? AvatarFyodor Tertitskiy The Korean Studies community now faces perhaps the biggest scandal in the history of the discipline and one of the biggest in the history of the academic community. Charles Armstrong, a professor at Columbia University, has been accused of plagiarism and falsification of sources in his recent book Tyranny of the Weak (2013). In other words, he is accused of stealing from the work of other researchers and deliberately deceiving his readers on many counts. These are the most serious transgressions a scholar can commit in a publication. In 2014 Armstrong was awarded the John K. Fairbank Prize for his book. If the accusations are correct, it means that the prize committee was deceived as well.A related table composed by Balazs Szalontai, also available at the end of B.R. Myers’ blog post on the same issue, shows that in the book there are over dozens of references to apparently non-existent and irrelevant sources — and the list is not yet complete.Basically, the accusations can be divided in three categories. First, there is an issue of what is sometimes called “unacknowledged citations” and less euphemistically, plagiarism. It seems that Armstrong’s book largely borrows from Balazs Szalontai’s book Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era (2005) without proper acknowledgement, and several other prominent scholars’ work was plagiarized as well. One can download the table mentioned above and see dozens of such cases.Second, most of the acts of plagiarism itemized in Szalontai’s table are accompanied in Tyranny of the Weak by spurious citations of Russian or German sources. Upon checking, one finds that the source is either completely unrelated to the subject or simply non-existent. Third, there are numerous factual errors that reflect unawareness of relevant sources. For example, Soviet counselor Petrov is twice called “ambassador” (pages 84,86) in the book. A rank of a diplomat is usually mentioned in every document he/she signed, so one would suspect that such a mistake would have probably not been made, should Armstrong actually have read the Soviet documents. Moreover, a Russian Wikipedia page has a complete list of USSR Ambassadors to North Korea, so a person who knows how to read Cyrillic script could have checked this or, absent such skills, sought out someone who could.Even one of these three things would have been enough to question the book’s integrity. One can see how extreme the situation is, since they are brought all together. It seems that other scholars’ work was copied from and a series of fake sources were invented to cover the plagiarism, while the author made mistakes suggesting he had not actually read documents on the topic about which he wrote.With the exception of Oxbridge, Ivy League universities are considered to be the world’s best. People think very highly of professors being employed there. They would expect a Korean specialist working there to speak perfect Korean and to write brilliant research – and at the very least, not to commit acts that would put even a high school student in trouble.Let’s think about this for a moment. How would an innocent person react to an accusation of this type and scale? He/she would probably be furious, and would rebut the accusations one by one, presenting strong arguments against each of them. He/she would make sure that after his response no sane person would question his/her good name and reputation.And how would a guilty person respond? Well, a guilty individual would probably do his/her best to avoid talking about particular accusations since he/she cannot refute them. He/she would probably try to present his/her transgressions as small and insignificant errors, and would try to switch the topic of discussion to something else – like his/her work being ‘strong overall’, or imply that his/her main critic holds against him/her an inexplicable grudge.  The most regrettable part of all is that Armstrong’s reaction until now has fully corresponded with the latter pattern. I managed to locate two publications in which he answers to his accusers. The first appeared on NK News, a media site specializing in North Korea, with Armstrong stating the following: “Armstrong, when contacted by NK News, did not comment on any of the specific issues critics have raised with the book, but insisted he was working with his editor and the Cornell University Press to rectify the problem.‘Rather than respond individually to each specific point, I would like to take all of the criticisms into account and make necessary corrections and proper attribution where appropriate, and I have discussed this with my editor,’ he said in an email.” “‘I don’t believe any of the alleged errors undermine the basic arguments of the book, but certainly where problems are found they need to be corrected.’” The second one appeared here on a collective blog named Retraction Watch. Amongst other things, Armstrong said this about Szalontai’s accusations:“I have, as far as I know, never offended him. I’ve known him for years, and appreciate the work he’s done. His book appears in my bibliography. I don’t understand why he would come after me this way.”Thus, not a single accusation is rebutted. Instead, claims that the book is still somehow valid are accompanied by an effort to present Szalontai’s table of factual evidence as a personal attack.  I don’t believe an innocent person would react like this. However, I may be wrong. The only way to make members of the academic community trust Armstrong again is for him to come out and respond to every single accusation in Szalontai’s table, but as we have seen, he is either unwilling or unable to do this. Finally, although this is an unprecedented scandal, it seems to me that many of those who have heard about it are too afraid to come out and even discuss it in public. An Ivy League university’s professor is a powerful figure, especially in a small field. Even mentioning that he has been accused of plagiarism and falsification may bring about personal repercussions, they think–safer to stay quiet.I disagree. Basic standards of research cannot be maintained if we do not discuss and condemn plagiarism and deception when we believe them to have been committed. We in Korean studies cannot afford to have lower standards of academic ethics than other scholars do. Let us not be silent.*Views expressed in Guest Columns do not necessarily reflect those of Daily NK.center_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Fyodor Tertitskiy – 2016.12.13 11:19am Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Speaking truth to power: The biggest scandal in Korean studies should be talked aboutlast_img read more

Working together to make Australia stronger

first_imgWorking together to make Australia stronger Business Council of AustraliaThe Business Council of Australia today welcomed the government’s package of industrial relations reforms designed to accelerate job creation and deliver a system that works better for both workers and employers.“Our starting point has to be the simple equation that good jobs go hand in hand with competitive, strong and growing businesses so we need a system where employers and workers can be successful together,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.“These practical and workable changes go to the heart of fixing key problems in the system, particularly the complexity of the Better Off Overall Test which has made the enterprise bargaining system conflict-driven, slow, overly technical and saw the number of enterprise agreements in free fall.“The government’s changes give employers and workers more flexibility and choice while retaining important safeguards.“They should be seen together as a whole package that makes the system more workable and easier for businesses to employ people and ramp up to create more jobs.“The changes to EBAs puts the ambition back in agreement making, returning to Hawke and Keating’s original intention of a system that actively encourages employers and their teams to work together to make an enterprise successful and share in higher wages and better conditions.“The changes will see EBAs once again become genuine alternative to awards. EBAs have historically paid people more than awards, and this puts us back on the path of achieving the higher wages, strong productivity and jobs growth Australia enjoyed in the 1990s and 2000s.“By returning the emphasis to ‘overall’ in the BOOT and scrapping the situation where the test could apply to make believe scenarios that were never going to happen, employers have more clarity to invest, grow and employ more people.“The reforms also end the situation where some workers have missed out on pay rises for years because the drawn-out process of making and approving enterprise agreements forces people to give up, walk away and fall back on awards or expired agreements.“Unprecedented levels of cooperation helped steer Australia through the worst of the pandemic and saved thousands of jobs.“These reforms give us the foundation to continue that cooperation and we must keep working together to solve problems and deliver the changes we need to create new, well-paid jobs for Australians.“Finally, we have a definition of casual employment, a pathway for casuals to permanent employment, the introduction of flexible part-time work and better arrangements for greenfield agreements.“It’s crucial these reforms progress so we can get the system working and we can drive incentives for employees and employers to work together to make enterprises more successful.“The stakes are too high to miss out on this opportunity for reform. If we fail to make these important changes to the system, we risk condemning Australia to the slow lane and missing out on opportunities.“We not only have to get unemployed people back to work, but we also need to reform the system so it is easier to work together to generate the new jobs and growth that Australia needs to be a more competitive, strong and productive economy post-COVID.” /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, Australia, business, Business Council of Australia, council, Economy, employment, enterprise agreement, Government, heart, jobs, missing, pandemic, pay rise, reformlast_img read more