We won’t close the gender pay gap in the City until we face up to the pressures of having a family

Cost is also a key issue in the UK. Obviously few organisations can provide a crèche service, but ensuring parents know how to make the most of childcare benefits, vouchers and other schemes will be worth a lot.Read more: Blame the coalition for rising childcare costsBuy-in from men is also vital. The UK introduced Shared Parental Leave in April 2015, but research has found that only a tiny percentage of men have used it so far. Women’s expectations from their career have changed dramatically, but cultural attitudes to gender roles – especially around care-giving – persist. The infrastructure for flexible working exists, but until it is used by everyone the stigma will remain.“Success” in gender equality often focuses at the top – the board or executive committee. There are clearly some superb female business leaders who balance demanding, successful careers with a fulfilling family life, but they could be as daunting as they are helpful. For many younger professionals, near-peer role models, demonstrating what a successful career looks like two or five years down the line, may prove more helpful, and organisations should work to make these women (and men balancing career and family) visible.Our Prime Minister has said she wants “a Britain that works for everyone”. Her predecessor pledged to end the gender pay gap in a generation. It is great that we are making some progress, especially in the City, but unless we address these real issues it will take a lot longer than that. The Resolution Foundation’s report yesterday on the gender pay gap shows progress for young women graduates, but makes for depressing reading for women approaching their 30s. The pay gap for women in their 30s and 40s has hardly changed in a generation.The report concludes that having children has a “sharp and long-lasting” effect on salary in the long run. Industries such as financial services that are looking to attract and retain women must realise the damage this could do. 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Crucially, we see aspirations falling about five years into a career.This shouldn’t be surprising – that is when career and life choices become acute for professional women. Expectations increase from employers at the same time as decisions about family life become starker.Read more: Rejoice: Christmas is about to get much less manic for City parentsHowever, change is possible. Organisations could be more open and transparent about the realities of balancing career and family. Women are still primary carers both for children and older relatives. It can be hard to have an open conversation about job aspirations when work and home are still seen as a binary choice. If employers are serious about wanting to retain women, helping them plan earlier for the longer term, and identifying – without judgement – where flexibility is needed, is important.Childcare remains a tremendous hurdle. No parent will be entirely happy with returning to work if they’re worrying about their children, but this doesn’t just mean having somewhere to safely “park” them. If parents are reassured children are being properly looked after in a stimulating environment, some of the guilt factor may be alleviated. whatsapp We won’t close the gender pay gap in the City until we face up to the pressures of having a family Philippa Kelly Thursday 5 January 2017 4:15 am Share read more

Trump says he won’t fire Fed chair (because he, er, can’t)

first_img whatsapp Yet a president is only allowed to remove the Fed chair “for cause”. The US courts have not historically interpreted policy differences as a viable reason. He has also been irked by other countries having lower borrowing costs than the US. He said last week that “boneheads” at the Fed should bring rates to zero “or less”. Trump reacted angrily last night, tweeting: “Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve Fail Again. No “guts,” no sense, no vision!  A terrible communicator!” Thursday 19 September 2019 1:02 pm US President Donald Trump has assured Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell that his job is safe, even though he is “not thrilled” with the central bank’s actions. Read more: Blackrock says Federal Reserve cut should have been bolder Fed chair Jay Powell has come under unprecedented public pressure from President Trump (Getty) “It’s safe, yeah, it’s safe. I mean, sure, why not?” Trump told Fox News in an interview following the Fed’s decision to lower interest rates by one notch. He had heaped public pressure on the Fed for a deeper cut. Harry Robertson whatsapp Trump says he won’t fire Fed chair Powell (because he, er, can’t) Trump told Fox today: “I mean he’s got a job, and you know, I’m disappointed in him.” Read more: US Federal Reserve cuts interest rates by a quarter point The Fed voted seven to three to cut interest rates for its second meeting in a row last night, taking its overnight lending target to between 1.75 per cent and two per cent. “The USA should always be paying the the lowest rate,” he said. WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 02: (L to R) U.S. President Donald Trump looks on as his nominee for the chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell takes to the podium during a press event in the Rose Garden at the White House, November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Current Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s term expires in February. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ….The USA should always be paying the the lowest rate. No Inflation! It is only the naïveté of Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve that doesn’t allow us to do what other countries are already doing. A once in a lifetime opportunity that we are missing because of “Boneheads.”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019 (Image credit: Getty) Trump has previously stated that he can fire Powell. In a June interview, also given to Fox, he said: “I have the right to demote him. I have the right to fire him.” The President has kept up unprecedented public pressure on the Fed chairman he appointed in 2016. Trump has argued that the economy would “rocket” if rates were lowered even further.  Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamabonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost Fun More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.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.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

In love with Amazon? It’s just a marriage of convenience

first_imgSo, we continue to pay our membership and enjoy the benefits of the club, but for the most part we take no pride in our membership. Rather it is viewed as evidence that we have succumbed to the inevitable, that we’re not a free thinker, that somehow we’ve sold out.  Andrew BusbyAndrew Busby is co-founder of SafePrem Solutions Opinion We’re in love with the ease and convenience of Amazon, not the brand (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: In love with Amazon? It’s just a marriage of convenience But all that is to ignore one thing: we’re in love with the ease and convenience of Amazon, not the brand, with which we will only ever enjoy a platonic relationship. We save our intimacy for others. Main image credit: Getty I’m sure you recognise those lyrics from the 1975 hit “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc — which was precisely 20 years before Amazon was launched onto an unsuspecting world. I’m not in love with Amazon, obviously, because what’s there to love about a technology company? Like most of its users, I ignore the stories of poor working environments, unrelenting pressure on employees, the fact that its founder boasts a net wealth bigger than most countries’ GDP. Similarly, I try not to notice that its customer insights and attempts at personalisation are, at best, rudimentary. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USABleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter If only we’d known then what we know now.  But hey, who am I to criticise Amazon? After all, I’m a Prime member, just like the next person. And the next. And the next. Just like the other 150 million people worldwide who bring in annual revenues of £19bn for the company. Who’d have thought it, paying for the privilege of buying from a retailer. It’s like John Lewis or Harrods charging an entrance fee at the door. We’re in love with the ease and convenience of Amazon, not the brand (AFP via Getty Images) Tuesday 11 August 2020 6:23 am This means that our loyalty is fickle. The moment Amazon stops offering exactly what we want, we will abandon it without a second thought. Its fundamentals are unstable, its future insecure. Back in 2018, Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos predicted that his own corporate titan would eventually fail. There seems little evidence of that at the moment — in fact, his reach is growing bigger still. With Amazon Fresh same-day grocery delivery now available and the prospect of 30 Amazon Go stores opening up in the UK, including on London’s Regent Street, Amazon looks set on ever greater domination. center_img And so Jeff Bezos was right: ultimately, Amazon will fail. So I keep telling myself I’m not in love — but of course I am. Hopelessly, head over heels. Because, well, it just works.  whatsapp Except, of course, she doesn’t. It’s a gimmick, it’s convenient, but it’s surface-level at best. In love with Amazon? It’s just a marriage of convenience Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com We’re in love with the ease and convenience of Amazon, not the brand (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: In love with Amazon? It’s just a marriage of convenience In some ways, the expansion seems a smart move. Grocery is Amazon’s next frontier and it won’t fully crack that market without a physical presence. Also, it will not have escaped the notice of those at the top that the trend now is for working from home and hyper-local shopping. If those habits become embedded, expect an Amazon Go store on a corner near you in the not so distant future. Share Because, while I don’t like to admit it, I do have an intimate relationship with Alexa, who can fulfil my every desire, 24-7. She knows me better than anyone else I know. That’s what I value. And just becauseI call you upDon’t get me wrong, don’t think you’ve got it madeI’m not in love, no no, it’s because…. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapplast_img read more

Dunleavy inaugural celebration schedule announced

first_imgInterior | Juneau | Northwest | Southcentral | State GovernmentDunleavy inaugural celebration schedule announcedNovember 16, 2018 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Mike Dunleavy’s inaugural events will stretch from Dec. 2 to Dec. 16 at locations across Alaska, with another event in February in Anchorage. (Photo by Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media)Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s transition team announced Friday the schedule of inaugural celebrations.Other than the swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 3 in Noorvik, the transition team said Alaskans can expect a combination of formal events and less formal, family-centered events. The events will be across the state.There will be pre-inaugural events in Kotzebue on Dec. 2.There will be a celebration on Dec. 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla.On Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a celebration at the Soldotna Sports Center.On Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a celebration at the Anchorage Christian School.On Dec. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m., there will be an open house and inaugural celebration at the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau.On Dec. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a celebration at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.Another event will be in Anchorage in February.Inaugural celebration co-chair Cynthia Henry says Dunleavy is “more Carhartt than tuxedo.”Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct the start time for the celebration in Wasilla.Share this story:last_img read more

SuperGroup share price slides as former Co-op boss Euan Sutherland replaces Julian Dunkerton as chief executive

first_img Share Wednesday 22 October 2014 3:08 am SuperGroup share price slides as former Co-op boss Euan Sutherland replaces Julian Dunkerton as chief executive by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar Programinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution Lynsey Barber The former boss of The Co-operative Group, who jumped ship from the troubled company he once called “ungovernable” in March after only 10 months in charge, has been named the new chief executive of Supergroup.Euan Sutherland will replace Julian Dunkerton, the man who founded the group’s fashion brand SuperDry, who becomes product and brand director. SuperGroup’s share price slid as much as four per cent in early trading this morning.Dunkerton said: “With the number of opportunities SuperGroup has available and the increasing complexity of the business, now is the right time to bring in a CEO of Euan’s calibre. Having worked with him on the board for two years, I am certain our skills will be complementary and look forward to delivering the continued growth of the Superdry brand together.”The group has pursued overseas expansion, pushing through new store openings and franchises across Europe and Asia, indicating a need for a broader leadership.Sutherland is already familiar with the brand, having been a non-executive director for the last two years. Before his stint at the Co-op he was chief exec of DIY retail group Kingfisher and prior to that, headed up AS Watson UK, owner of Superdrug and The Perfume Shop.He takes up the new role today with a £675,000 salary and up to a 150 per cent performance related bonus in cash and shares.Sutherland said: “SuperGroup is a great business with a strong brand and I am truly delighted to be taking on the challenge of delivering its growth potential. The business is at an exciting stage of its development and has numerous opportunities for growth. I admire what the business has achieved and am excited about being part of the team that will deliver the strategy. Julian and I work well together and have a shared ambition to succeed with the global roll out of the Superdry brand.” whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: Company Supergroup The Co-operative Grouplast_img read more

Native Americans’ health threatened by denial of Medicaid expansion

first_imgHaving Medicaid cover more Native Americans provides a double benefit. It lets newly covered patients seek care outside of Indian Health Service or tribal facilities if they prefer to do that. This takes some pressure off these organizations and improves overall access to health care. Those who choose to seek care at the often more culturally focused and community-based Indian Health Service and tribal facilities on the reservations can certainly still do so. These facilities can then bill Medicaid directly for services provided. That has served as a critical source of additional funds, supplementing the scandalously inadequate funding the Indian Health Service receives directly from the federal government.To provide some perspective on funding for Native American health care, consider this: in 2014, the Indian Health Service spent just $3,107 per person, whereas Medicaid spent $5,563, the Veterans Health Administration spent $7,036, and Medicare spent $11,910. There is no doubt that the Indian Health Service is an afterthought on the long list of government health priorities.It is hard to tell exactly how Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has affected health outcomes among Native Americans. Signs that it is having beneficial effects include improvements in staffing shortages, colorectal cancer screening rates, and blood pressure control among diabetics.We are personally seeing more patients in our medical centers, a likely sign that coverage has indeed expanded and access to care is improving. When Mr. W returned to the clinic with a new large ulcer on his foot, the well-staffed team quickly began treating it. Under their excellent care, his wound is healing and he is unlikely to lose his foot. This is how diabetes care should be working. But it takes improved access to treatment, better staffing, and broader services, all of which are threatened by replacing the Affordable Care Act with something that restricts Medicaid expansion. Aaron Price A Navajo youth walks through Ft. Defiance, Ariz., on the Navajo Reservation. Matt York/AP Kevin Duan By Kevin Duan and Aaron Price May 25, 2017 Reprints @kevinduan Trump wants to cut $800 billion from Medicaid. Where does all the program’s money go? Related: America has broken several centuries worth of promises to its indigenous people. And we’re poised to do it again.The consequences of this broken promise will affect Native Americans like Mr. W, who lives on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. At only 64 years of age, the complications he has already suffered from his poorly controlled diabetes read like a list from a medical textbook: loss of sensation in his feet and damage to his kidneys and vision. He recently needed to have a toe amputated because of a diabetes-related foot infection. Sadly, Mr. W’s story is all too common.Native Americans are twice as likely to develop diabetes — and suffer from its complications — as whites. Their life expectancy is more than four years shorter and infant mortality is 60 percent higher. The list goes on. As doctors working on the Navajo reservation, we see these disparities every day.advertisement ‘It can tear a family apart’: The opioid crisis sweeps through Cherokee Nation We let out a collective sigh of relief when the Republican’s initial attempt at repealing the act were put on hold in March. Now that Republicans have breathed new life into their repeal bill, and with Medicaid expansion still on the chopping block, the progress made in Native American health is in jeopardy.Critics of the Indian Health Service and tribal facilities have long cited poor access to care, low quality of care, and agency mismanagement as problems that need to be addressed. There is no doubt that improvements must be made in all of those areas. But cutting Medicaid expansion as a key funding source for Native American health care is not the solution. And despite the flaws of the Indian Health Service and tribal health facilities, they still play an important and singular role, providing health care to more than 2 million Native Americans nationwide.The national discourse regarding the potential effects of ACA repeal efforts will again reach fever pitch as the Senate takes up the bill. Who will suffer and who will benefit? Is it poor or rich Americans? Is it young or old Americans? Amid this discussion, one group that is sure to be left out of the conversation — and sure to suffer — is Native Americans.Preserving current levels of health care access and funding for Native Americans won’t right the wrongs of several centuries. But it’s a start.Kevin Duan, MD, is a physician at Tsehootsooi Medical Center and a volunteer assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Aaron Price, MD, is the chief of staff at Tsehootsooi Medical Center, a HEAL Initiative fellow, and a member of the Navajo Nation. This article reflects the personal views of the authors and not necessarily those of the Indian Health Service, Tsehootsooi Medical Center, the University of California, San Francisco, or the Navajo Nation Government. Getting more eligible Native Americans covered by Medicaid provides some desperately needed relief for the overextended and underfunded Indian Health Service and tribal health systems. Previously, when an uninsured individuals like Mr. W needed care, they would go to any Indian Health Service or tribally run facility and receive care, regardless of their ability to pay.advertisement About the Authors Reprints The Affordable Care Act provided a way to improve the health of thousands of Native Americans through Medicaid expansion. It provided a much-needed injection of funding to the long-neglected Indian Health Service and tribal health facilities by raising the income level needed for eligibility. With the poverty rate at 28 percent among Native Americans, this group disproportionately benefited from Medicaid expansion. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Medicaid expansion meant that 440,000 more Native Americans were eligible for Medicaid in 2015. That is a huge number when you consider the population of Native Americans nationally is 5.4 million. 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MyoKardia drug improves blood flow in patients with serious, inherited form of heart disease

first_img MyoKardia (MYOK) announced Monday that its experimental drug mavacamten demonstrated statistically significant improvements in blood flow and aerobic capacity in patients with an inherited form of heart disease in a small, mid-stage clinical trial.Eight of the 10 patients who completed the study achieved improvement in blood flow to a level where they no longer met the threshold for being diagnosed with their disease — obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM. MyoKardia drug improves blood flow in patients with serious, inherited form of heart disease Log In | Learn More 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. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED By Adam Feuerstein Aug. 7, 2017 Reprints Biotech Yoshito Laboratory, Cira, Kyoto University [email protected] What is it?center_img 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. GET STARTED What’s included? Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Tags biotechnologycardiologydrug developmentgenetics About the Author Reprints Adam Feuerstein @adamfeuerstein last_img read more

MSS official fired on by border patrol during smuggling operation

first_img TAGSsinuijusmuggling SHARE News AvatarKim Yoo JinKim Yoo Jin is one of Daily NK’s freelance journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store center_img News A Ministry of State Security agent was recently fired on by border patrol troops as he was trying to smuggle tobacco in Yongchon County, on the Sino-North Korean border in North Pyongan Province.A source in North Pyongan Province told Daily NK on Monday that in late November, a Ministry of State Security agent was “trying to secretly trade tobacco with the backing of his ministry’s cadres” at the border in Yongchon County when he was “fired upon by the border patrol.” This has led to “secret strife between the Ministry of State Security and border patrol,” he added. According to the source, the agent, who is affiliated with the Ministry of State Security branch in Sinuiju, got on a boat loaded with tobacco at around 9 PM, the hour he agreed to meet a Chinese trader. He was reportedly working in collusion with the provincial branch of the Ministry of State Security and the security officer with a local border patrol unit.The agent launched the smuggling attempt when no border guard post commander was present; however, when the commander suddenly appeared, the tobacco transaction was aborted, the source said. In fact, the border patrol guard post commander was alerted to the illegal activity when he saw a boat heading towards Chinese territory along with another boat coming from Chinese territory. The commander ordered border guard troops to fire about 20 rounds at the ships. Startled by the gunfire, the boat from the Chinese side hastily took flight, ending the smuggling operation. North Korean coal shipA North Korean ship full of coal sits at a dock near Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, in June of 2018. / Image: Daily NK“The border patrol found an agent from the [Sinuiju branch of the] Ministry of State Security, who pleaded that they turn a blind eye to what happened, but the angry guard post commander mercilessly confiscated the tobacco and arrested the agent,” the source said. Friction reportedly developed between the Ministry of State Security and border patrol when the ministry intervened to retake all of the seized tobacco as well as recover its arrested agent, saying it would handle him on its own.The ministry reportedly claimed the smuggling had the approval of the Ministry of State Security leadership in Pyongyang because the smuggling operation was “required for the state.” The source said the border guards “meekly gave up the captured agent and the confiscated tobacco,” but they are “gritting their teeth,” saying they “won’t overlook how the Ministry of State Security wields its authority to disrupt their border defense duties, disrespecting them and acting however it likes.”Meanwhile, the source added that rumor of the incident reached workers on the 4.25 Tobacco Farm in Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province, further dashing hopes that they may begin exporting their tobacco again.Please direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected]ia.net.Read in Korean North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55%last_img read more

Gains in some home prices offset declines in others

first_img IE staff, with files from Canadian Press GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREB Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BIS Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Canada’s housing market shows little price growth over the last 12 months. With some market participants calling for an end to measures intended to help cool the market, a close look at the data is a necessary exercise.The Teranet–National House Price Index, released Thursday, says the national house price index increased just 0.5% over the last year. The rate represents the smallest gain since November 2009, the report said, and is well below the inflation rate, which was 2% annualized in June. female homebuyer shakes hand with real estate agent in office seoterra/123RF Keywords Housing,  Mortgages Though the house price index saw monthly gains in May and June (0.5% and 0.8%, respectively) after eight months with no increases, the data indicate housing prices haven’t necessarily turned a corner since responding to policy measures intended to temper a previously too-hot market. (These include the mortgage stress test for uninsured mortgages and the introduction of a foreign buyers tax in parts of Ontario and B.C., along with earlier increases in mortgage rates.)That’s because May and June typically have the strongest growth rates, the report said, but the recent monthly increases were “among the weakest in history” for those two months.On the positive side, the weakness isn’t broad-based. Annual declines in home prices were greatest in Vancouver (–4.9%), Calgary (–3.8%), Edmonton (–2.6%) and Winnipeg (–0.4%), the report said. In contrast, in Central and Eastern Canada, prices showed annual growth that was “decent to strong.” For example, prices increased 2.8% in Toronto, 6.3% in Ottawa-Gatineau, 5.4% in Montreal and 2.7% in Halifax.The results are reflected in the home resale market. “For example, the Vancouver market turned favourable to buyers at the end of last year, while the Toronto market remained balanced and Montreal’s market has never been this tight since 2005,” the report said.That said, a recent rebound in home sales across the country (discussed below) was also felt in Western Canada’s cities, the report said, and will help limit price deflation in those areas.For full details, read the Teranet–National Bank House Price Index.As housing prices have cooled in recent months, some have called for housing-related policy measures to be eased.The Ontario Real Estate Association, for example, is calling for less stringent mortgage rules in a rebuttal aimed at the head of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.OREA chief executive Tim Hudak said in a letter to federal policymakers that Ottawa should consider restoring 30-year insured mortgages, ease up on the interest-rate stress test, and eliminate the test altogether for those renewing their mortgages with a different lender.In the letter to the House of Commons finance committee, Hudak took aim at comments made by CMHC president CEO Evan Siddall, who has been a vocal critic of those lobbying for eased rules.He questioned Siddall’s logic on the 30-year mortgage restriction and said the association “strenuously” disagrees with his conclusion on stress tests for renewals.Hudak said the more stringent rules, brought in to cool an overheated housing market, are making it harder for first-time buyers to enter the market.Siddall, in a May letter to the committee, urged it to “look past the plain self-interest” of the parties lobbying for eased rules to protect the economy from “potentially tragic consequences.”A compromise has been suggested by some economists—for example, changes to the stress test, not a full easing.In a potentially positive sign for the housing market, a report released on Wednesday by Scotiabank Economics said mortgage credit growth picked up in recent months following a recent low in the second half of 2018 and a slow start this year.Mortgage credit at chartered banks grew by 6.3% month over month in May, seasonally adjusted. April’s figure was 5%.The report said the uptick is “in line with an apparent recovery in Canadian real estate markets, particularly in the Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto areas, following the slump brought about by tighter mortgage underwriting standards in early-2018 as well as the introduction of foreign buyers taxes aimed at curbing speculative activity.”Further contribution to the uptick likely comes from five-year mortgage rates, which have fallen recently, as the Bank of Canada isn’t expected to raise its key interest rate for the foreseeable future.Despite the increase in mortgage credit growth, overall household credit growth at chartered banks decelerated slightly in May: flat consumer credit levels offset the pick-up in mortgage loans.In particular, growth in home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) fell month over month in May by 1.3%—the first contraction in these loans since May 2016, the report said.HELOCs remain on a slowing trajectory following strong increases through 2017 and 2018. Year-over-year growth in HELOC borrowing was 4.9%, compared to a recent peak of 6.7% in November. That’s the slowest annual expansion of HELOC borrowing since March 2017, the report said.HELOC borrowing accounts for a large share of consumer credit, at about 47.1% in May compared to a recent peak of 47.4% in January.Still, the report said that most Canadian households (86%) don’t have a HELOC, and only about 10% of Canadians have both a HELOC and mortgage.For full details, read the report from Scotiabank Economics. Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year lowlast_img read more

PM Urges All Jamaicans to get Routine HIV Tests

first_imgPM Urges All Jamaicans to get Routine HIV Tests UncategorizedNovember 29, 2007 Advertisements RelatedPM Urges All Jamaicans to get Routine HIV Tests FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Hon Bruce Golding and Chairman of the National AIDS Committee, Howard Hamilton on (Nov. 29) underwent voluntary counselling and HIV tests at Jamaica House in a gesture to encourage more Jamaicans to get tested for the virus.The tests, which were done, using the rapid test method forms part of the Committee’s leadership activities for World AIDS Day 2007, which will be observed on December 1. The activity aims to encourage more proactive involvement of high level leaders in the drive to reduce the infection rate of HIV/AIDS, by encouraging more persons to know their HIV status, and reduce the fear and stigma associated with the disease.In a brief address, following his test, Prime Minister Golding said every Jamaican should get tested for HIV, as it is not an ailment that only affects social deviants. “It is something to which all of us can be exposed,” he said. Mr. Golding urged persons to get tested just as routinely as they would for other health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. “The test is simple, it takes very little time and there is virtually no pain,” he assured.The Prime Minister stressed that HIV AIDS is no longer a “death sentence” as even in instances where persons test positive, they can live a normal life once detection and treatment begins early.He said getting tested routinely will assist with keeping the incidences of HIV in the country as low as possible.UN AIDS estimates that global HIV prevalence has leveled off, with the number of new infections having fallen partly as a result of the impact of HIV programmes. In Jamaica, it is estimated that between 25,000 and 28,000 persons are living with HIV (not AIDS). However, between 15,000 and 18,000 of these persons are unaware that they are HIV positive.center_img RelatedPM Urges All Jamaicans to get Routine HIV Tests RelatedPM Urges All Jamaicans to get Routine HIV Testslast_img read more