Private pensions back in the black

first_img PRIVATE pension schemes in the UK have motored back into surplus, driven upwards by healthy stock markets. say the new monthly figures out from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), the body that insures pension schemes. The aggregate balance of the 6,653 schemes in the pension protection fund’s PPF 7800 index is estimated to have improved over the month to a surplus of £13.5bn at the end of October 2010, a sharp jump upwards from a deficit of £20.4bn at the end of September. Total assets of private pension schemes were £967.1bn as of 31 October, slightly outstripping total liabilities of £953.6bn. The position has improved dramatically from the figure that was announced 12 months earlier on 31 October 2009 when the deficit was £44bn. Total scheme assets increased 0.6 per cent over the month and 11.8 per cent over the year. Total liabilities were 2.9 per cent down over the month and 4.9 per cent over the year. The balances of pension schemes tend to be volatile and are strongly influenced by gilt yields and major asset classes, especially equity markets. Much of the movement in the figures can be attributed to the performance of the FTSE All-Share, which rose by 13.6 per cent In the 12 months to October 2010 while 15-year gilt yields were down by 28 basis points.At the end of October 2010 62 per cent of the 6,653 defined benefit schemes were in deficit, a figure that is well down from 4,632 at the end of October 2009. Around 500 more schemes are in surplus than at the end of October 2009. Tuesday 9 November 2010 7:49 pm Tags: NULL Private pensions back in the black whatsapp Sharecenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

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EGBA claims “punitive” German turnover tax violates European law

first_img“In light of these concerns, EGBA urges members of the German parliament to reconsider the proposed tax measure when it is debated in the Bundestag in the coming weeks,” EGBA said. While Germany’s fourth state treaty on gambling – which allows online casino – has been approved by all 16 states and will come into force on 1 July, tax rates have not yet been finalised. The country’s Federal Council (Bundesrat) has sent a proposal to the legislature (Bundestag) for final approval, which is expected to be granted. EGBA claims “punitive” German turnover tax violates European law Under this proposal, online slots and poker would be taxed at 5.3% of turnover, a rate that EGBA described as “punitive”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “The proposed tax measure is punitive and would, in Bavaria for example, result in online poker and slots being taxed at rates four to five times higher than their retail equivalent land-based casinos and 15 times higher than slots in land-based amusement arcades,” it said. “This would provide a substantial and unfair tax advantage to Germany’s land-based operators over their online counterparts.  “We stand ready to share our experiences in other jurisdictions of the EU, and firmly believe that a tax level can be established which strikes the right balance between meeting the needs of the German consumer while ensuring sufficient tax revenue for the state. Should the measure go ahead as proposed, we will have to consider all available options, including filing a state aid complaint with the European Commission.” The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has argued Germany’s proposed 5.3% turnover tax for online casino would not only push players to unlicensed operators, but is also in violation of EU law. “Players outside of the regulated market would be deprived of the protection of German consumer laws, rendering the proposed tax incompatible with the key objective of the country’s new online gambling regulation,” it said. In addition, it said, the tax rate would be in violation of European law, by offering an advantage to the land-based sector over the online one.  4th May 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Legal & compliance “EGBA believes that this would constitute an illegal state aid under EU law.”center_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Casino regulation Online casino Poker Slots Legal Regulation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Under EU state aid rules, a member state cannot grant an advantage to “specific companies or industry sectors, or to companies located in specific regions” in a way that affects trade through interventions such as tax rates. There are, however, certain exemptions to this law, including exemptions that may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Currently, operators may offer online gambling in Germany through a transitional regime, whereby they must keep to the terms of the state treaty. These terms include restricting slots to a €1 stake limit per spin, with an average spin speed of five seconds. EGBA secretary general Maarten Haijer said the organisation would consider filing a complaint to the EU if the Bundesrat tax proposal is put in place. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Tags: European Gaming and Betting Association Tax “We welcome the regulation of the German online gambling market, and we fully appreciate that an online gambling tax will need to be paid,” Haijer said. “However, we urge the German parliament to reconsider the proposed punitive rate of the tax because it will push German players to use unprotected and unregulated black-market websites and give land-based operators a massive tax advantage.  The industry body argued that the tax would lead to a failure to meet the treaty’s key objective: bringing players into the regulated market. EGBA cited a recent report from Goldmedia on behalf of Entain, Flutter Entertainment and Novomatic subsidiary Greentube which said the tax rate could see 49% of players use unlicensed sites. While land-based tax rates can vary by state, Goldmedia estimated the difference in tax bills between the land-based and online sectors in Bavaria would come to €293.9m, with slot halls seeing the largest advantage at €178.1m.last_img read more

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Process issues, packed agenda prompts ACC-17 members to call for…

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Most resolutions were passed by “general consent” or “general assent,” rather than by a show of hands. Photo: Neil Vigers/Anglican Communion News Service[Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] As the Anglican Consultative Council concluded its April 28-May 5 meeting here, many members were saying the group needs to reconsider the structure of its meeting and its resolution process.Episcopal Church ACC members Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny, the Rev. Michael Barlowe and Rosalie Ballentine all said in a May 4 interview with Episcopal News Service at the end of the ACC’s last business session that they wished the agenda had not been so crowded. The previous meeting, ACC-16 in Lusaka, Zambia, lasted 12 days in 2016. This meeting ran eight days.“It became evident among most everybody here that we want to have space and time to learn and understand one another, and to debate and to listen, and to have all of the emotions that go up and down and beyond,” Konieczny said. “I hope that those who have organized this meeting have heard that.”Business sessions featured video and live presentations coupled with table discussions that many said felt at times rushed and difficult for those for whom English is not their first language. Ballentine, who attended ACC-16, said this meeting had “an absolute lack of process.”“We talk about ‘walking together,’ but part of that walking together has to be the opportunity for us to talk together, to hear each other, to listen,” Ballentine said. “You can’t do that if you don’t create the space for that to happen.”Barlowe wrote a lengthy Facebook post May 2 about what he called “the control exercised over the interaction and involvement of Anglican Consultative Council members.” Barlowe, who is The Episcopal Church’s executive officer and secretary of General Convention, runs an office that spends much of its time planning meetings, including General Convention, that are meant to operate within what he called the church’s “commitment to participation and transparency” in governance.During the ACC’s contentious debate about sexual identity earlier on May 4, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby frequently spoke in French, translated texts displayed on the screens in the room into French, and asked others to interpret his comments and to translate the texts into Spanish and Swahili. However, those are only three of the many languages spoken by ACC members.“Much of the disagreement and much of the confusion and the anxiety today was around language,” Konieczny said. Bishops from the global south told him that they did not understand the wording of parts of his resolution. And, they told him that some word choices would convey concepts that would be “extremely difficult and different” in their culture, he said.Full ENS coverage of the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council is available here.Thus, Konieczny said, those bishops were reluctant to consider the motion. Their reluctance brought the meeting to a halt as Konieczny, some of those bishops and Welby drafted a compromise amendment that rewrote the resolution. Welby eventually explained the compromise in French, translated the text into French, and asked other members to do so in Spanish and Swahili.ACC members need to have more than partial translations or to know enough English to able to figure out what’s going on, Konieczny said. They all need a setting in which they can carefully examine the proposed actions and fully participate in the debate so that the council can hear all points of view, he said.Barlowe said the difficult debate on the sexual-identity resolution showed the “collapse of control,” adding that “the controlled agenda and everything else actually didn’t do what perhaps was intended, which was to stifle debate and conversation.” Instead, when people had a chance to truly debate an issue, he said, they had things to say, but interpretation and translation issues and the lack of previous engagement on the issue “made the situation worse.”ACC Vice Chair Margaret Swinson told her colleagues at the end of the meeting’s last business session that it was clear to her that “we need a process review around resolutions.”She cited two reasons. The first was “for the sanity of the resolutions committee,” which often met while others were doing other things such as eating or visiting parishes in Hong Kong.Episcopal Church ACC members Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny, center, the Rev. Michael Barlowe, left, and Rosalie Ballentine, right, talk during a break May 1 outside the Anglican Consultative Council meeting room at the Gold Coast Hotel in Hong Kong. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe other is the fact that members for whom English is not their first language struggled throughout the meeting from the lack of any formal interpretation or translation services.There were no official interpreters at the meeting, which was conducted in English. Earlier in the week, Chief Operating Officer David White acknowledged that “for a very large number of people here, English is not your first language.” Many reports and other documents are available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, something that was not true at previous ACC meetings. However, resolutions were available only in English.White said it would have cost the communion office $10,000 to $15,000 per person to provide interpretation services to those who needed it, a cost he called “financially impossible.” He said those members were asked to “bring somebody with you and we will deal with translations that way.”More than once during business sessions, Welby called attention to the fact that, as he put it during one point of order, ACC-17 was “insisting that [members] use English, when either they may not read or understand English, or it’s their second or third or even fourth language.”Swinson said resolution-filing deadlines would need to be earlier to allow for translation. She committed the communion’s Standing Committee, of which she is a member, to reviewing that process.The council’s rules of order seemed fluid at times, with council officers sometimes strictly enforcing announced deadlines and limits on resolution amendments, and at other times offering flexibility. May 4 featured debate in the midst of sometimes-changing rules about the admissibility of amendments.The council did not actually vote on many resolutions or amendments, but rather the members were asked by the chair, “Are you content to give your general assent to this resolution?” Sometimes, the term “general consent” was used. The chair did not ask for dissenting voices. The session chair did and could decide to put a motion to a show of hands.In one instance, the members objected to the chair’s decision that they had consented to a measure because of an audible number of noes. Konieczny asked for a show of hands and was reminded that the council had been told earlier in the meeting that one-third of the members were required for such a request. More than one-third of the members rose to support his request.Barlowe said that while The Episcopal Church is not perfect, it tries to “level the playing field through things like rules of order and standard parliamentary procedures.” Such rules can seem boring, he said, but they provide “a way to hear all voices.”Read more about itACC background is here.ENS coverage of the ACC is here.The Anglican Communion News Service covered the meeting here.Tweeting happened with #ACC17HK.The bulk of the meeting took place at the Gold Coast Hotel, about 45 minutes from central Hong Kong.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. 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The 2,000 year history of Jerusalem

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter charles towne JERUSALEMIn Wednesday’s speech, President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged that accepting Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is no more or less than a recognition of reality. Israelis understand the challenge that comes with this recognition, to fulfill the biblical injunction to pursue peace. Israel’s hope is for the Arab world to reach back not with riots and violence, but with moral commitment to coexist with the Jewish State in peace.Jerusalem has always been at the center of the Jewish heart. As a young child – only a few years after the re-establishment of the Jewish State – I learned Israel’s national anthem, with its affirmation: “We have not lost our 2,000-year-old hope, to be a free people in our land, in Jerusalem.”When Rome destroyed Jerusalem in the first century, 2,000 years ago, it changed the name of the Jewish Homeland from Judea to Palestine, a name reflecting the biblical Philistines. Palestine became the name of the JEWISH State until 1948 when Palestine was renamed “Israel,” and the biblical capital was confirmed as the modern capital: Jerusalem, a city that has always been a Jewish city.How ironic that Arabs (there were no Palestinians) rejected the national boundaries for the Jewish State (which favored the Arabs), and rejected the United Nations proposal to make Jerusalem an International City. Following the War of Independence in 1948, Jordan conquered and occupied the eastern sector of Jerusalem, expelled all Jews and destroyed Jewish sacred sites. In 1967, Israel liberated East Jerusalem and helped Arabs restore and maintain their sacred sites while rebuilding Jerusalem.The Arab Palestinian demand is that Israel “give back” the part of the city that was occupied by Arabs for a mere 19 years, confiscated in a war meant to wipe the new State of Israel off the map. TAGSInspirationRabbi Rick Sherwin Previous articleYou receive not because you ask notNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here December 11, 2017 at 2:13 am The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 1 COMMENT Please enter your name here THE FAVORED OF gOD! My wife, three time visitor to Israel, claims that she left her heart in that Holy city. What a blessing to ALL, some just don’t realize that fact. Thanks Rabbi Rick. Chaz Please enter your comment! Reply In 1980 – acknowledging the sovereign right of any nation to name its own capital – the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) confirmed a “complete and united” Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Just as Congress convenes in Washington, D.C., Israel’s Knesset has always been in Jerusalem.Jerusalem is the only world capital whose status is denied by the international community. To change that, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995, mandating the U.S. Embassy to move from Tel Aviv to “unified” Jerusalem. The law has been held in abeyance due to semiannual presidential waivers for “national security” reasons.On December 6, 2017, President Donald Trump affirmed the decision made by Congress in 1995. We may debate the timing and the manner of the decision, but it is a decision that was made over 20 years ago!To those worried about Arab backlash, we acknowledge that any support given to Israel by the United States is cause for backlash, our country should – even in the face of countless U.N. condemnations reflecting the world’s categorical anti-Israel bias – do what is right. To those who rejoice that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, we caution that there is still a long road ahead in negotiating peace, which may or may not include placing certain neighborhoods and sectors under the Arab banner.Israeli environmental visionary Yonatan Elazar, with his gift of insight and depth of love for Israel, believes that President Donald Trump’s words should strengthen the moral fiber of the Jewish People to guide Israel to find an equitable, ethical, and sustainable solution. He writes, “I would hope as a People with one of the most recognizable ethical and humanistic codes, we would not rest until we had implemented a peaceful, equitable, and working solution [for all who must live side-by-side].”Jerusalem is a city built with ancient stone, white in color that turns gold as the sun sets. Following the Six Day War in 1967, Naomi Shemer reflected Israel’s 2,000-year-old dream:Jerusalem, all of goldJerusalem, bronze and lightWithin my heart I shall treasureYour song and sight.The word “shalom” means more than peace: it denotes “wholeness” and “completeness.” In Hebrew, Jerusalem – Yerushalayim – is Eer Shalem, the City of Wholeness. Jerusalem was never meant to be a city of fracture and fragmentation, but rather a city of pulling together with dignity and destiny. Rabbi Rick Sherwin, a graduate of UCLA, was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Rabbi Rick’s passion is filling spiritual services and interfaith educational programs with creativity, relevance, dialogue, and humor. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. InspirationBy Rabbi Rick Sherwinlast_img read more

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The last time England played Wales at Twickenham

first_imgSaturday Feb 6, 2010 The last time England played Wales at Twickenham It’s not long until kickoff as England host Wales for both sides first match of this years Six Nations. To set the mood, here’s a quick clip that recaps what happened last time the two sides met at Twickenham, in 2008.Big Lesley Vainikolo started for England and featured prominently in a try that was scored by Toby Flood, who has been brought in for todays match for another former Kiwi, Riki Flutey.It was Wales’ year though in 2008, as their quest for the Grand Slam was helped by this classic win away from home, helped by tries from Lee Byrne and Mike Phillips.This short clip should bring back some good memories for Welsh fans, as we look forward to what should be a titanic battle again today. 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first_img Vietnam Projects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2020 A-House / IZ ArchitectsSave this projectSaveA-House / IZ Architects Houses Architects: IZ Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses, House Interiors•Thành phố Quảng Ngãi, Vietnam CopyAbout this officeIZ ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookThành phố Quảng NgãiVietnamPublished on December 16, 2020Cite: “A-House / IZ Architects” 15 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Manufacturers: Dulux, Hafele, Toto, KINGLEDArchitect In Charge:Le Vinh, Nguyen CuongDesign Team:IZ ArchitectsStructure Design:Nguyen Duy KhanhShop Drawings:Pham Quang TranContractors:KientrucMinCity:Thành phố Quảng NgãiCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nguyen CuongRecommended ProductsCarpetsCaneplex DesignHandmade Bamboo MatsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. It is known that townhouses are a very popular concept in Vietnam. The rows of houses are often close and have limited space in contact with the environment. Therefore, the most important requirement of the owner before designing is a construction that is not only closely related to the elements of nature but also remains private.Save this picture!© Nguyen CuongSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Nguyen CuongThis construction is arranged to be an open space. Even though it has no direct access to the outside space, this construction still receives natural wind and light. Therefore, one third of the area is used to arrange the floor clearances purposefully, taking light for hidden areas and absorbing hot air, regulating its flow indoors continuously.Save this picture!© Nguyen CuongThe buffers inside and outside the house will become lively as trees will be brought and arranged mostly in areas with natural light, which will significantly reduce the warmth of the indoor space on hot days. Materials used for the building include the white and the color of the bricks. The complementary colors are used as a way to soften the user’s eyes as well as get the sunlight and combine with neutral-color raw materials to create a pleasant light.Save this picture!© Nguyen CuongSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nguyen CuongIn addition to the core principles such as human usability, colors and properties of materials, feng shui, a vague and seldom used principle in the West, is considered an indispensable principle in Vietnam. “Complete design” means access to light, natural wind, balancing their relationships, equality inside and outside. As a result, a good environment can be created through good organization and the harmony between the five elements will be formed.Save this picture!© Nguyen CuongProject gallerySee allShow lessChangzhou Towngas Service Center / Architecture & Engineers of Southeast UniversitySelected ProjectsHouse on the Hill / KOMINORU DesignSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Nguyen Cuong+ 30Curated by Hana Abdel Share Year:  Area:  128 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Nguyen Cuong Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project A-House / IZ Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

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Pokémon GO and charity fundraising

first_img Howard Lake | 18 July 2016 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: app Digital games mobile Pokémon Go AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis74 In under a month mobile game Pokémon GO has launched in over 26 countries and now boasts more active users than Twitter, with players using it for 43 minutes a day on average – more than Whatsapp, Instagram or Snapchat. Creative uses of it by charities and by individuals for social good are already emerging, so here is our selection of some of them.  221 total views,  1 views today Pokémon GO and charity fundraising  222 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis74 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Students win £10,000 prize for using artificial intelligence cancer diagnosis kit

first_imgMember of the winning team and DPhil student in Clinical Medicine, PeterLiu, told Cherwell: “The OxfordFoundry provided a fast-paced and multi-disciplinary learning experience oninnovation and entrepreneurship through the All-Innovate Idea Competition. DECancer.AI artificial intelligence detects early cancer through analysis of an affordable blood test and the patient’s medical history, allowing for early treatment and care and increasing the chances of the cancer being cured. “DECancer.AI is an artificial intelligence based platform that analysesmulti-dimensional liquid biopsy results and personalised patient medicalhistory to detect cancer early.” By detecting cancers early, the platform would “enable effective cancertreatment at the earliest stage,” Liu explained. A team of five students have come first in the Oxford Foundry’s All-Innovate Competition, winning a prize of £10,000 for developing a new cancer diagnosis platform. When asked about the diagnostic platform, Peter Liu told Cherwell: “Cancers with the highestmortality in the world are often diagnosed too late, and early diagnosis saveslives and money for healthcare systems. “Unfortunately, current diagnostics, including invasive tissue biopsy andcomplex imagining, cannot detect cancers early. Liquid biopsy offers asolution; it is a blood test that detects cancer materials shed into theblood.” Liu told Cherwell that the team“hopes to do their part in the fight against cancer, providing hope forpatients and their families.” The All-Innovate competition is the first business idea competition heldat the University of Oxford, engaging over 200 students from 21 colleges. Eachcollege selected their best teams to go forward to a one-day boot camp. Therewas also a series of 24 workshops organised by the Foundry, focused on deliveringand implementing ideas. “From the Saturday boot camp for shortlisted teams to the week-long bootcamp for finalists, focusing on public speaking, delivering pitches, andimplementing ideas, we were challenged to think critically about our start-upand tangible steps to move it forward.” The competition offered two other prizes, for the best undergraduate andpostgraduate teams, worth £5,000 each.last_img read more

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Michigan’s longest garage sale on U.S. 12 Friday through Sunday

first_img Facebook By Jon Zimney – August 14, 2020 0 310 Twitter Pinterest Google+ Michigan’s longest garage sale on U.S. 12 Friday through Sunday Google+ Facebook By Stratosphere [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons Here’s an annual event the pandemic hasn’t spoiled: Michigan’s longest garage sale.If you love shopping and searching for hidden treasures, take a drive on U.S. 12 Friday, Aug. 14 through Sunday, Aug. 16.Every year individuals clean out their attics and stake out their front yards stretching more than 180 miles from New Buffalo to Detroit.Bargain hunters can find everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, dishware, fresh garden produce, homemade jams and jellies, live entertainment and much more.Sales can be found along the highway at homes, farms, businesses, parking lots and fields.A couple of reminders: drive safely along U.S. 12 and watch closely for people crossing the highway. Health officials ask that everyone practice social distancing and keep face masks handy. Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNews WhatsApp Previous articlePostponement of Big Ten football means fewer tourism dollarsNext articleSouth Shore tickets purchased for September valid through October Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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Football tickets available only to ND students, faculty and staff, to be grouped by ‘household’

first_imgAttendance at football games will be limited to students, faculty and staff, with a few approved exceptions, this season with students receiving first priority, vice president and James E. Rohr director of athletics Jack Swarbrick said in an email Monday morning.In order to enforce health and safety protocols, Notre Dame students living on-campus will be seated by rooming assignments, with a maximum of four tickets per household. Notre Dame undergraduate off-campus students may purchase single seats or grouped seats with other students sharing the same address, with a maximum of four seats per residence group.Seating is assigned to ensure physical distancing.According to the email season tickets will be offered to all Notre Dame students — however, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students may purchase season tickets only should space be available.Additional exceptions include families of the participating athletes, media and a “small number of external visitors will be required to follow strict health protocols and will be seated separately from members of our campus community,” the email said.New protocols forbid tailgating on game days, mandate mask-wearing at all times and mobile ticketing will be used in lieu of physical tickets.“Working together, let’s make this unique season a safe and successful one, both on and off the field,” Swarbrick said.Tags: COVID-19, football, Football season 2020, Football tickets, Herelast_img read more

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