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Bjork on the Big Screen—Voltaic at The Montalban

By on August 18, 2021

first_imgUncategorizedBjork on the Big Screen—Voltaic at The MontalbanBy app3 – June 27, 2009481ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItBjork’s forehead was the first thing I noticed: a swath of colors, the paint stops right above the bridge of her nose. Next, I fixated on her eyelids, painted black, framed by jet-black hair. Wearing a multi-colored robe and black tights, the singer could’ve easily been confused for a wild bird or a tribal warrior, cavorting barefoot on stage. But from my seat at Nike Sportswear’s The Montalban Tuesday night for the Flux-curated screening of Voltaic, she reminded me of a volcano, slowly building up from a mild rumble to a full-blown eruption of color and sound.I’ve never seen Bjork perform live, but the film (which documents her Paris and Reykjavik shows during her two-year “Volta” tour), is the next best thing. Fantastically weird and magical, Bjork opened her Paris Olympia show with the primitive clangor of “Earth Intruders,” her piercing cries accompanied by an all-female, 10-piece brass section, all blaring trumpets, trombones, and French horns. The Parisians caught on tape were enthralled, and watched with severe reverence as Iceland’s most famous export made her way through “Wanderlust,” “Vertebrae by Vertebrae,” and “Hunter.” Flashing her teeth, grinning mischievously, and at one point even curtsying, Bjork enjoyed herself. After each song she said, “Merci!” with the proud gusto of a child licking a plate clean.“Just one more song so we can all go to sleep,” she said before an encore performance of the revolution-fuelling “Declare Independence.” “Raise your flag! Higher, higher!” she yelled. The clapping and singing grew louder. From which side of the screen, I couldn’t tell.Voltaic will be released on June 30 by Nonesuch Records.  TAGS2009June 2009L.A. CulturePrevious articleMerde!: A Q&A with Top Chef Masters’ Ludo LefebvreNext articlePostscript: Sign Languageapp3 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

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Halfords share price plunges as chief executive Matt Davies poached by Tesco

By on July 13, 2021

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Tags: Company Halfords Tesco Thursday 8 January 2015 8:41 pm Shares in bikes-to-car parts retailer Halfords plunged 8.5 per cent yesterday after Tesco announced it had poached chief executive Matt Davies to head up its UK and Ireland business.The former Pets at Home boss was hired in 2012 to lead a turnaround of the tired chain, which had issued nine profit warnings in the two years before his arrival.Shares have since risen by more than 50 per cent as Davies revamped the retailer’s website, retrained staff, revamped stores and ram­p­ed up its cycling accessories ranges. Profits jumped 11 per cent in its first half to 26 September. His move came as a surprise, but was welcomed by the City. Peel Hunt’s John Stevenson said: “We see Matt as an emotive retail leader, who understands how to merchandise a store, motivate staff and how to deliver what customers are looking for. “Certainly, the strong retail board Matt has built around him will be able to carry on the recovery programme, but a loss nonetheless,” he said. Davies is expected to leave Hal­fords in May and start his new job at Tesco on 1 June. Express KCS Halfords share price plunges as chief executive Matt Davies poached by Tesco by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickLux & LushAfter 220 Years Two Brothers Finally Found The Oak Island TreasureLux & Lushcenter_img Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

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Watchdog hits payday lenders

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first_imgPAYDAY lenders are failing customers in arrears, the City watchdog warned yesterday, telling the firms to clean up their act.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took over regulating the sector in April 2014, and is reviewing firms’ practices.Regulators say they have found evidence that firms have given unaffordable loans, then offered inappropriate repayment plans.Bad behaviour has led to “poor outcomes for many customers and, in some cases, serious detriment and financial loss”, the FCA said. Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 10 March 2015 9:40 pm Watchdog hits payday lenders by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom Nationzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comFinancial 10See The Wife Of The World’s Richest BillionairesFinancial 10ForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableycenter_img whatsapp Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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News / Hijacks, riots and rising costs – road freight in South Africa is ‘on its knees’

By on July 4, 2021

first_imgBy Craig Dummett of Bidvest International Logistics 22/07/2020 A technical recession with a third-quarter GDP drop of 2%, and lockdown restrictions passing the 100-day mark, have hit South Africa’s already pressured freight forwarding marketThe sector is gripped by cross-border truck congestion, increasing cargo hijacks, riots and protests, mounting storage and demurrage costs on imports and slower freight clearance.Last month, the South African Association of Freight Forwarders estimated that local importers were facing around ZAR1.4bn ($85m) in storage and demurrage costs accumulated during level-5 lockdown, with more than 20 000 containers piling up in storage facilities.And reports emerged of queues of up to 13km along the ‘chrome corridor’ between Steelpoort and Maputo, with as many as 370 trucks waiting to cross the border and South African authorities processing the backlog in increments of only 4km a day.Marcus Ellappan, director of road freight for Bidvest International Logistics (BIL), pulled no punches, describing road freight in the country as “on its knees”.“There’s a regional imbalance of freight due to the decline in the economy, which means hauliers are battling to generate revenue, let alone operate profitably, especially on return loads.“Protests by truck drivers against the hiring of foreign nationals are impacting the utilisation of assets, which also hits profitability. Some hauliers are now downsizing fleets as trucks stand idle – and with that, jobs are being lost.”He added: “Complying with Covid-19 protocols has negatively impacted the costs of doing business, and often these costs aren’t recoverable.”This comes on top of an increasing number of personal protective equipment (PPE) consignments being hijacked on the road or becoming a hot commodity for thieves at airports.In March, the Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA) said South Africa was the top spot in 2019 for high-value cargo theft, with a staggering figure of ZAR367m worth of cargo stolen, a 195% increase on the year before.And, said Mr Ellappan: “There’s an increasing risk of injury to drivers.”he added: “With human capital costs varying between 30% and 40%, many industry players are reducing staff headcounts. But they’re also reducing the sizes of their truck fleets so that they can inject cash back into their businesses to stay alive.”Companies were also leveraging technology more, he said, to simplify how they do business and save on costs.Adaptability as a means of survival, let alone a point of competitive advantage, isn’t something new for business. As early as July 2011, a report by the Harvard Business Review (HBR) highlighted the increasing need for organisations to adapt, especially in an age of risk and instability. And, in November last year, HBR again published a piece on why agility and innovation as a means of adapting had become so important.“Our business continuity plans have been adjusted to enable us to operate through these turbulent times,” said Mr Ellappan, “and technology has enabled us to operate more responsively while maintaining a good degree of flexibility.”With plans in place to announce an adjusted road freight service offering, Mr Ellappan believes BIL’s road freight division will be well-positioned to offer faster and stronger supply chain support, especially where customers’ cost of doing business is concerned.“Our transport-management system is being continually developed, so later this year we’ll be able to offer clients a whole basket of new benefits,” he explained. “The product driver, combined with the right behaviour and taking into consideration utmost compliance and excellent customer service, are elements that will form part of our new and adjusted offering.”Marcus EllappanVehicle-tracking and fleet management business Ctrack’s Freight and Transport Index for June reflected a 21% decline in monthly freight volumes compared with the same month a year ago, the worst since records began, with the biggest volume drops shifting from local land-based to international transport, with drops of 44.5% (air), 28% (sea), 21% (freight), and 19% (road). The good news was that road freight volumes increased in May compared with April, as the country shifted from lockdown level 5 to 4.“We’re all in this together, and we empathise with what our industry peers are going through,” said Mr Ellappan.He said there were certain fundamentals required to ensure a business stayed afloat in the road freight market in South Africa. First, staff need to be continually trained so they become multi-skilled and part of a model that can be “flexed” during varying economic conditions.Strict safety and compliance measures need to be continually upheld – and not only during times of crisis – so that employers can mitigate some of the immediate impacts a business may go through during the early stages of a global/national crisis.Operating a leaner business model, and being in a position to add on rather than reduce, is something players should be looking at, he added. And continually developing technology to simplify processes and eliminate wastage is another key area.The golden thread, he said, was communication.“Communicate with all employees as often as possible, so that they feel they’re being involved in the business’s decision making and development.”Many business strategies fail at execution stage because of a lack of communication, he noted.This article was supplied by Bidvest International Logisticslast_img read more

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With new data, a biotech tries to relieve doubts about the durability of its gene therapy for Fabry disease

By on June 23, 2021

first_img [email protected] 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. Log In | Learn More Adobe An experimental gene therapy developed by the small biotech Avrobio (AVRO) reduced a type of fat that builds up to toxic levels in the cells and organs of patients with Fabry disease, the company reported Wednesday.The newly presented clinical trial data were culled from just three patients born with the rare and sometimes deadly disease. Still, Avrobio believes the new data could start to alleviate concerns about the durability of the one-time gene therapy that surfaced last fall and ravaged the biotech’s stock price. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED About the Author Reprints What is it? With new data, a biotech tries to relieve doubts about the durability of its gene therapy for Fabry disease GET STARTEDcenter_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. @adamfeuerstein What’s included? Adam Feuerstein 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. Biotech By Adam Feuerstein Feb. 6, 2019 Reprints Tags biotechnologyBostondrug developmentgene therapyrare diseaselast_img read more

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American flags stolen from Golden Gate Estates neighborhood

By on June 21, 2021

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementTags: Golden Gate Estates Family loses everything in Golden Gate Estates house fire June 8, 2021 AdvertisementDown the street, neighbor Skip Pardee noticed his flag went missing when he came home from work. “Uniquely, I got out of the truck of course and took a look at my mailbox, and not only was the flag taken, also the bracket that the flag was positioned on,” Pardee said. Pardee said he believes it happened in broad daylight. 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 Fire engulfs Golden Gate Estates home June 7, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Golden Gate Estates residents fed up with mailbox vandals June 8, 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 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. – People living along 13th St NW in Golden Gate Estates said someone snagged the American flags that were hung on their mailboxes.“I think it’s a coward move. We love this country, my boys love this country,” Gregg Caspio said.Caspio said it all started on Friday. “I took my boys outside and my wife called me and said ‘hey, is our flag still here?’ and I said, ‘let me check and I looked and it was gone’. I looked down the street and realized all of them were gone,” he said. “About 7, 8 of them all going missing.” “It was just a really strange thing to come home to,” he said.Pardee, Caspio and several others said they feel disrespected and confused. “I think this is ridiculous. I mean, this is America, whatever your political affiliation is, it really shouldn’t matter,” Caspio said.Others like Michael Zion believe it’s nothing to worry about. “I think it’s just a sign of the time, and it’s probably a teenager prank more than anything,” Zion said. Caspio said this incident isn’t stopping the neighborhood from flexing their freedom. “As soon as I get to the store, we’ll get another one,” he said. Golden Gate Estates neighbors petition against proposed church June 9, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

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N. Korea initiates drive to identify and register elderly “vagrants”

By on June 19, 2021

first_img Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store TAGSvagrantselderlyold people SHARE North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% AvatarHa Yoon AhHa Yoon Ah is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Twittercenter_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News North Korean authorities have launched a nationwide effort to identify and register elderly “vagrants” who are aged 60 and over and have announced plans to build new nursing homes if necessary, Daily NK has learned. The authorities plan to determine whether these elderly citizens have family members to take care of them; if not, they will reportedly be placed in nursing homes. UPHOLDING “SOCIALIST CULTURE”According to a Daily NK source in the country on May 19, the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the North Korean communist party’s Central Committee recently issued an order to provincial party organizations – including local people’s committees and judicial agencies – to assess the number of homeless senior citizens who are aged 60 and above (60 is the official retirement age in North Korea). Dedicated units were formed to take charge of this effort on May 18 in the country’s nine provinces and four directly-administered or “special” cities (직할시 / 특별시). The units were reportedly created under the aim to uphold the “fundamentals of socialism, socialist culture and socialist morality.” Each of these units is made up of around ten individuals selected from provincial party propaganda departments, provincial people’s committee welfare management divisions and workers from the resident registration divisions of provincial Ministry of People’s Safety (MPS) offices. These units will cooperate with the respective provincial, municipal and county-level people’s committees, judicial institutions and local inminban (North Korea’s lowest administrative unit) to seek out elderly citizens who live alone or identify those above the age of 60 not yet reported dead. These efforts are expected to be completed by May of next year, when the results of the investigation will be reported to the Central Committee. CONCERN FROM ABOVEThe initiative to exert better control over elderly “vagrants” was reportedly launched after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made “remarks of concern” (심려 말씀) in early February. Kim reportedly stated that “contrary to the intent of the party and its aim to distinguish our country as a world-class tourist destination, the proliferation of vagrant elderly citizens is an unethical phenomenon that goes against the fundamentals of our style of socialism, which places great value on filial piety.” He also added that “The reputation of our country is at stake, given that such a phenomenon may reflect badly on socialism in the eyes of foreigners or the world’s progressive peoples.”An elderly North Korean man is seen sitting in Pyongyang. / Image: Daily NKKim then went on to state that “The government will identify and protect all the elderly vagrants without families – who have been abandoned or cast out.”Following these remarks, the Propaganda and Agitation Department ordered that all elderly vagrants nationwide should be registered and placed into nursing homes, and that either new nursing homes should be constructed or existing facilities repaired and improved. The department also ordered that the number of elderly individuals currently in nursing homes – as well as the dietary and lifestyle conditions and medical facilities at the nursing homes – should be accounted for and replenished or supplemented where necessary.The department also ordered the heads of party committees in each province to engage in these efforts to better exert control over elderly vagrants “as if you yourself are taking care of your parents or trying to find parents who have gone missing.” The department appears to be placing a great deal of emphasis on the initiative, even demanding that each province put together graphs to track how many elderly people they have identified and report this data back to department officials. CONCERN FROM BELOW“All of the provinces are worried about this new order,” the source told Daily NK. “The biggest issues raised thus far are what to do with [elderly] people caught up in this dragnet who aren’t from the province or if the individual has committed a crime. I understand that the units involved in the initiative are working together to deal with these issues.” While North Koreans generally appreciate the initiative’s aims, there is concern that the government’s efforts to round up solitary elderly people over the age of 60 will place an undue burden on their families. This is because the government’s initiative – at its core – is aimed at sending solitary elderly people 60 and above to nursing homes. It follows, then, that those elderly people below 60 or who have families will be forcibly returned to their families. The families will then be forced to take over the burden of caring for them. “The aim of the initiative to take care of the elderly is good, but some people think that elderly people identified through this initiative who still have family will just be sent back to their families,” the source said. “If you’re unable to feed your own family, how can you be expected to take care of your parents? Some people are saying that the elderly people will either be kicked out of their family’s houses again or starve to death – unless, of course, they choose to just run away,” he added. Some North Koreans are reportedly saying that the state should provide a certain level of financial assistance to families taking care of elderly parents. Most people who share this view cited economic difficulties as a major barrier to effectively taking care of elderly parents. “Paying for the day-to-day costs of living is hard enough. We can’t earn money whether we go to work or conduct our own private business,” said one, while another asked rhetorically, “Who in the world would abandon their own parents if they had enough to eat?” Another reportedly said, “If you want to support the elderly, just give them food. They are only dying early because they’re hungry.”Some North Koreans are also expressing negative opinions toward the government’s plans to expand and repair nursing homes. They are pointing out that there is no use in expanding the facilities if elderly people who already have family members to take care of them are not allowed to use the facilities. The source told Daily NK that people are also complaining about corruption among provincial party officials and judges who reportedly use empty rooms at nursing homes like hotel rooms. Some wondered whether such behavior is known by the central authorities, he said. There is also criticism in the country directed toward the party’s “armchair” policies: “If they’re going to launch a new policy, they should first try to understand the problem first and hear what the people have to say,” one person was quoted as saying, while another reportedly said: “The only proposals that get implemented are those presented by party officials, so of course nothing will get done properly.”*Translated by Violet KimPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean News last_img read more

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Former fund dealer facing fraud charge

By on June 18, 2021

first_imgJudge gavel, scales of justice and law books in court flynt/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Police have charged the former co-owner of a mutual fund dealer with fraud in connection with alleged misappropriation of investor funds.The RCMP announced today that its Integrated Market Enforcement Team (IMET) in Toronto has charged Marilyn Dianne Stuart, former co-owner of fund dealer W.H. Stuart and Associates, with fraud over $5,000. Related news PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator James Langton “It is alleged that Stuart improperly diverted investor funds,” police said in a statement announcing the charges.The allegations have not been proven. Stuart is scheduled to appear in court on May 16, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket, Ont.In 2016, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) permanently banned Stuart and fined her $7 million after finding that she violated MFDA rules in connection with a note program that solicited approximately $6 million from more than 180 of the firm’s clients, and failed to repay it.After the firm went bankrupt, the industry contingency fund, the MFDA Investor Protection Corp., paid out over $6 million in compensation relating to the note program, and over $800,000 relating to other failures. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Enforcement,  FraudCompanies Integrated Market Enforcement Team, Mutual Fund Dealers Association last_img read more

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Indian Climate Minister takes part in launch of IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 report in India

By on June 16, 2021

first_imgIndian Climate Minister takes part in launch of IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 report in India The IEA held the India launch of Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 during a webinar on 19 November 2020. The event was introduced by Dr Fatih Birol, the Executive Director of the IEA and a keynote address was provided by Mr Prakash Javadekar, Honourable Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (and Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises).Minister Javadekar reinforced the Government of India’s commitment to fighting climate change while providing clean and affordable energy to all Indians. Welcoming the new IEA report, Minister Javadekar also reiterated that new technologies will be vital in the future to reduce carbon emissions but those technologies must be accessible, affordable, and appropriate to country contexts.Dr Birol highlighted that India has moved to the centre of global energy markets due to the Government’s continued success and leadership in energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Dr Birol also noted that clean energy transitions need to happen in all parts of the energy sector, which will require the development of low emissions technology solutions at commercial scale. He committed the IEA’s ongoing support for India in continuing its move towards a sustainable, secure and affordable energy system.Dr Timur Gül, Head of the Energy Technology Policy division of the IEA, presented key messages from ETP-2020, noting that transforming the power sector alone would only get the world one-third of the way to net-zero emissions. To reach net-zero emissions, more attention is needed on demand sectors, which are in greater need of a boost in clean energy innovation boost, particularly long distance transport and heavy industry. Due to the significant projected increase in materials demand for infrastructure developments in India, the need to accelerate clean energy innovation to bring low-carbon technology solutions for heavy industries quickly to markets becomes even more critical.The launch was followed by a high-level panel discussion led by Ms Mechthild Wörsdörfer, IEA Director for Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, and Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Dr Swarup provided opening remarks, highlighting the importance of linking supply and demand, and connecting technology development with market deployment in the endeavour of accelerating clean energy innovation.Panellists included Mr Abhay Bakre, Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Mr Gurdeep Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC Limited, Dr RK Malhotra, Director General of Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), Mr Mahendra Singhi, President of the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), and Managing Director and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, Mr Aniruddha Sharma, CEO of Carbon Clean Solutions, and Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary-General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Ms Rita Roy Choudhary, Head Energy Division of FICCI. /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:biotechnology, carbon emission, clean energy, climate change, efficiency, Energy and Resources, energy efficiency, environment, Government, IEA, infrastructure, innovation, renewable energy, Secretary-General, sustainability, sustainable, technologylast_img read more

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Are you a PI with funding of at least $2 million?

By on June 14, 2021

first_img Published: July 30, 2018 Are you a principal investigator with total funding equal to or greater than $2 million? If so, then you received an email in early July asking you to complete a fiscal assessment.The annual fiscal certification process is designed to certify the accuracy of the university’s financial statements and the effectiveness of internal controls. The period covered by the fiscal certification process is the university’s fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30.Please complete your Fiscal Assessment by the due date you were assigned. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Questions? Visit the campus controller’s webpage or contact Greg Brown at 303-492-9488.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

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