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New Meaningful Use 3 Requirement: Inclusion of Patient Generated Health Data

first_imgIn December, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced final rules of Meaningful Use 3 (MU3)—the third and final iteration of the Meaningful Use Program. The principal goal of this incentive program is to ensure that electronic health records are being used by providers in a way that improves quality of care (e.g., used for e-prescribing, or for submission of clinical quality measures). MU requires providers to meet these criteria in order to receive incentive payments and avoid downward reimbursement adjustments.As part of MU3, eligible providers will be required to integrate Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD) with clinical data in the EHR for at least 5 percent of the patient population. PGHD includes any data that is generated outside of the clinical setting. Examples include data captured by a device such as a smart phone, or self-reported data (e.g., diet, functional status, emotion well-being) that is manually recorded by the patient. The patient both captures and transfers that data to the provider.Inclusion of PGHD in this third and final phase of Meaningful Use is exciting for several reasons   First, this new rule has potential to incentivize providers to invest in the technology and infrastructure (e.g., data storage and security) that will support the integration and use of this data, which to date has not been systematically incorporated into routine patient care.Second, this new rule coincides with the rapidly growing wearable device market and consumer use of these devices that allows patients to capture their own health data outside of the clinic or hospital setting. Integrating these data points with clinical data and allowing providers to use these data at the point of care will contribute to patient engagement, patient activation, and self-management.Third, at the policy level, this is likely to drive interoperability and data security standards, which could have broader and positive implications for other types of healthcare data and analytics.How should providers prepare? This new ruling will go into effect in 2018, thus giving providers time to make changes to current EMRs and technology that will support the use of the transfer, use, and storage of this data.At Intel, we are working to advance these goals through data security efforts, big data analytics, data storage capabilities, and wearable devices that promote and support PGHD.One such initiative within Intel Health & Life Sciences involves Big Cloud Analytics and its COVALENCE Health Analytics Platform. The COVALENCE Health Analytics Platform is powered by Intel Xeon processor-based servers in the cloud, which ensures a secure, reliable, and scalable infrastructure. Big Cloud Analytics utilizes the Basis Peak watch, which provides 24×7 real-time heart rate monitoring, and supplies metrics for sleep patterns, steps taken, skin temperature, and perspiration. It collects readings on 50 biometric data points every 60 seconds and syncs the data security with the Basis Cloud.  This allows insurance providers, healthcare institutions, and employers to securely use wearable device data to engage patients with event-triggered personalized messaging.Biometric sensor data gathered from the device is also transmitted to the cloud or on premise data storage and aggregated in the COVALENCE Health Analytics Platform. This platform transforms data into business intelligence and predictive analytics. It then generates wellness scores, bio-identity scores, and many others. Insights based on analysis of the data points and trends provide an early indication of potential health issues or lack of progress toward health goals.PGHD as part of routine care: opportunities and challengesWhile PGHD will substantially increase the number of data points that can inform healthcare and lead to new insights, we recognize that operationalizing the transmission and use of PGHD will not happen instantly, nor effortlessly. Many questions remain as to how this data will be most effectively used by providers and patients. For example, what is relevant data?  How should providers communicate this to patients so that the appropriate data can be collected and transferred? How much data will providers want and need to obtain in order to make this data useful for patient care? How often will providers want to see this data? How might this influx of data affect staff or clinic workflows? From a user experience perspective, how will this data be best displayed so that providers and patients alike can act upon it? Perhaps further research, particularly ethnographic research that takes into account both the clinician and patient perspective, is needed if we are to use this data in way that translates to better patient outcomes.last_img read more

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Umesh Yadav is the most improved bowler in last season and half: Sanjay Bangar

first_imgIndia’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Saturday termed Umesh Yadav, who has been providing the team with regular breakthroughs at crucial junctures, as “the most improved bowler” in the last one-and-half seasons. (One-off Test: Bangladesh batsmen defy India on flat pitch)While Umesh only picked two wickets on Day 3 of the one-off Test against Bangladesh, his two morning spells split into nine overs was termed by Shakib Al Hasan as the finest he has ever faced in his Test career. (SCORECARD)”Ever since the Delhi Test match against South Africa, we have seen him (Umesh) giving the breakthroughs that the team requires. So I think the reason for that many Test victories is not only the contribution of the spinners but the small contributions that the fast bowlers have made. (Watched Kohli bat on TV and now learnt a lot playing against him: Mehedi Hasan)”That’s why someone like Umesh stands out because I believe that he’s the most improved bowler in the last season and a half,” Bangar said.Bangar said all three pacers got the ball to reverse. (India vs Bangladesh, One-off Test, Day 3: Key Highlights)”All our three seamers were able to get the reverse swing. But Umesh (stood out) with his pace and the lengths that he bowled. Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) can bowl the conventional swing but Umesh can swing the ball both ways.Again Ishant (Sharma) bowls slightly back of a length but Umesh’s length allows him to swing the ball with the new ball and also with the old ball. He’s worked a lot on his wrist positions and balance at the crease.”advertisementFIVE-BOWLER THEORY WORKING WONDERSThe former all-rounder praised skipper Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble’s decision to have five bowlers which always keeps a team in the hunt for a decisive result. (India vs Bangladesh, Day 3: As It Happened)”You need to give a lot of credit to how the captain thinks and how Anil thinks about it. It’s very important that the bowling unit is developed in such a fashion that even when India tours overseas, spinners will have to play a particular role and role reverses for seamers, when they play in India,” said Bangar.With the likes of Umesh, Ishant and Bhuvneshwar getting prominent roles in home Tests, the situation has changed.”You need to develop a bowling attack that gives you results in all conditions. That is the thinking that goes behind, showing faith in quicker bowlers. You don’t see often in India that three spinners are playing but there are also two seamers in the line-up. Lot of credit should go to Virat and Anil for the way they have planned things for Indian cricket,” he said.More than 900 runs were scored in three days and Bangar believes that bowlers need to be patient.”Being patient on such surfaces also teaches you a lot. I remember a Test in Sri Lanka, we were 0-1 down, we were bowled around 350 and not getting the breakthrough. There was a session wherein we conceded 65 runs and got only one wicket.But that session was followed by a flurry of wickets. That teaches our bowlers to be patient in certain sessions and wait for batsmen make mistakes.”Build on consecutive maidens and making them sort of score through areas you want them to score of. Those are certain things that we as a bowling group certainly learn when we play on surfaces like this.last_img read more

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NFG Staff Profile: Peter Hart

first_imgPeter Hart started a company called Evrconnect in 2014 with the goal to provide small and medium-size nonprofits with powerful technology that was affordable and easy to use; including online fundraising pages, websites, donor management, and communication tools. Within a few years, Evrconnect and Network for Good teamed up to create our current integrated donor management system.“There’s no group of people who are more mission and purpose minded than nonprofits. I’m drawn to them because of their passion. Feeling like you’re a small part of what they’re doing is rewarding.”Q&A with Peter Hart, Product ManagerWhat do you do as product manager?I make sure that our products provide meaningful value to our customers. We talk with our customers, get consistent feedback, and turn that feedback into a prioritized list of opportunities where we can add value to the donor management system and help small nonprofits fundraise easier.What’s your experience with nonprofits?My family owned and operated a golf course in Indiana, so I grew up helping all kinds of nonprofits in the community with their golf fundraisers. Seeing how hard the nonprofits worked to raise money for their cause gave me a unique perspective and appreciation. It also gave me my initial purpose of wanting to help nonprofits fundraise. I decided early in my career that I wanted to combine my passion for creating innovative software with my strong desire to help make fundraising easier for nonprofits.What do you enjoy most about your work?Getting to work with so many nonprofits and be part of what they’re doing is inspiring and motivating. Our nonprofit customers are passionate about their cause and the needs of their community. Our goal is to help them fulfill those needs. I like figuring out the challenge of how we can make fundraising easier for them and how we can create opportunities to help nonprofits.What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?I love to spend time with my wife, Bethany, and four awesome kids, Hunter, Ben, Hallee, and Sadie, which keeps me plenty busy. I still love to play golf when time allows and spend time on the golf course I grew up on, which my parents still run.Lightning RoundDream vacation? I’ll take a week in Disney with my family followed by a week in Hawaii with just my wife Most recent book read? The Little Ladybug My 1-year-old can’t get enough of this one…Last movie seen in movie theater? Oh boy…well, the last movie I remember seeing in the theater was Mission: Impossible — FalloutYour theme song? “I Hold On” by Dierks BentleyFavorite color? GreenRead more on The Nonprofit Bloglast_img read more

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England and France in talks over setting up women’s European league

first_imgShare on Messenger England’s Emily Scarratt calls for TV to capitalise on final spectacle The Rugby Football Union is in discussions with its French counterpart over setting up a women’s European club competition after revamping its domestic league for the coming season.The Premier 15s kicks off on 16 September following a £2.4m investment from the RFU and, while no player will be paid beyond the 17 awarded sevens contracts on Wednesday, the funding will be used to improve infrastructure, coaching, analysis and strength and conditioning.The creation of the 10-team league was held up as an example of the RFU’s commitment to the women’s game after it emerged on the eve of last month’s World Cup that the majority of England’s XVs players would not have their contracts renewed after the tournament. Share on Twitter Read more Since you’re here… Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Share via Email Topicscenter_img news Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Women’s rugby union Rugby Football Union The RFU believes the league can help strengthen the national side – beaten by New Zealand in the World Cup final – and double the number of women and girls playing rugby in England to 50,000. The RFU’s director of professional rugby, Nigel Melville, has also confirmed the governing body is exploring the option of an Anglo-French competition for next season.“They’ve got a women’s club competition, so have we and between us we’ve got 18 teams,” he said. “Maybe that’s something we should look at and explore. Some of our teams have been over there playing pre-season games and they loved it. Good quality, great crowds, so why not? We’ve got to look at everything. It’s a blank paper in many ways.”England’s defeat by New Zealand in the World Cup final was watched by a peak terrestrial TV audience of 2.6 million and in the aftermath a number of players called for more of their matches to be broadcast on free-to-air channels. The RFU’s contract with Sky Sports, which runs until the 2019-20 season, to all intents makes that impossible but Melville is hopeful some Premier 15s matches will be shown by the pay-for channel.“Sky will probably be able to cover some of our games under our agreement so we’re talking to them about that,” he said. “They’re probably going to be interested in the final games – the two semi-finals and the final – so we’re talking to them about that because we want to get games out there.”Among the 17 players who will receive professional sevens contracts are eight members of the World Cup squad. Emily Scarratt, perhaps England’s most recognisable player, is among them but Melville is confident the new league will not suffer in the absence of some star names.“At the moment their [sevens] programme is so committed, they have got Commonwealth Games, World Cup and the World Series, so it is doubtful they could come back [to play in this league],” he said.“But the pool of elite players at the moment is small. If we could double the number of elite players in the squad and we could get to 50 or 60 elite players, then we are going to move the game forward on all fronts. If that is competitive and you know if you don’t play well you are not going to be in, that’s a real motivator.” Rugby union Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

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Agent drops McDaniels as Colts talk up Pats rivalry after coach backs out of deal

first_imgIndianapolis Colts Share via Email Exactly 24 hours after announcing McDaniels’ hiring on the team’s Twitter account and roughly 16 hours after he called back to tell Ballard he was out, the search begins anew for the jilted Colts. Their other finalist, Mike Vrabel, has already taken the Tennessee job. Another top-tier candidate, Mike Nagy, has already been hired in Chicago. Baylor coach Matt Rhule, who also interviewed for the job, is back on campus getting ready for spring football. And it’s unclear where the Colts may turn next.“We have a list of candidates, I’ve had them from the get-go,” Ballard said. “There are other guys we wanted to interview, but because of the playoffs, we weren’t able to. We’ll move forward with them and we will get the right leader for the Indianapolis Colts one that believes what we believe and wants to go where we want to go. I’m very confident in this.”Ballard didn’t name names, of course, nor did he provide a timetable. Oddly, the timing could present Indy with a unique opportunity to pick off a candidate who might emerge as a top candidate on next year’s coaching carousel. Several possibilities exist including Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, who was part of a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots with a backup quarterback.The good news for Indy is that the only coaching vacancy still looks pretty attractive if Andrew Luck is healthy. Indy still has Pro Bowl receiver TY Hilton, Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle, a revamped defense that showed major improvement as last season went along, the No3 pick in the draft and about $80m to spend in free agency. Luck, meanwhile, continues to be the big question as he rehabs from last January’s surgery for a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. Some believe McDaniels’ sudden change of heart was related to doubts about Luck’s health. news Prosecutor attacks Trump’s ‘ghoulish’ comments on death of Colts’ Edwin Jackson Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Topics Since you’re here… Share on Twitter NFL US sports New England Patriots Read more Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)Text from one league source: “That’s Kraft putting it to the Colts again. He will forever try and (expletive) that place ever since deflate gate.”February 7, 2018 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Colts general manager Chis Ballard showed up for a news conference on Wednesday just not the one he expected. Instead of introducing Josh McDaniels as the team’s new head coach, Ballard stood in front of reporters trying to explain why New England’s longtime offensive coordinator reneged on a deal he initially accepted. But if Ballard’s disgust about losing his top choice wasn’t clear from the occasional glare or the strong pitch in his voice, he left no doubt with one parting shot. “The rivalry is back on,” he said before leaving.The Colts aren’t the only ones angered by McDaniels’s decision. His agent, Bob LaMonte, has cut ties with McDaniels over the affair. “My word is my bond,” LaMonte told Sports Business Journal on Wednesday. “Once you break that, there’s nothing left.” ESPN reported that LaMonte believes McDaniels’ change of heart was the equivalent of “committing professional suicide”. Share on WhatsApp Ballard didn’t bother asking McDaniels why he made the decision. On Wednesday, though, he attempted to alleviate lingering concerns about Luck while acknowledging the franchise quarterback still hasn’t thrown a football since returning from Europe late last year. “At this point, we feel very strongly that Andrew is in a good place. He doesn’t need surgery,” Ballard said.McDaniels decision didn’t just leave the Colts in the lurch. Three assistant coaches Matt Eberflus, Mike Phair and Dave DeGuglielmo had already been hired in Indy. While Ballard said he likes all three and will honor their contracts by keeping them on the next coach’s staff, others strongly criticized McDaniels from walking away from them.“Haven’t read the article but I can tell you there is NO excuse big enough to justify this,” wrote former Colts coach Tony Dungy on Twitter in response to a story that indicated McDaniels stayed with the Pats because he was more comfortable with the team. “It’s one thing to go back on your word to an organization. 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Meyer Werft Delivers New Cruise Ship to Saga

first_imgGerman shipbuilder Meyer Werft has handed over Spirit of Discovery to the British cruise company Saga Cruises.The delivery ceremony for the 236-meter-long newbuild, which is intended for the British market, took place on June 24.Last month, the 58,250 GT Spirit of Discovery left Meyer Werft to travel up the River Ems, out to the open sea.Following the river conveyance, the 999-passenger small cruise ship underwent sea trials in the North Sea.This environmentally-friendly vessel is now expected to reach Dover on June 28 before its naming ceremony scheduled for July 5 and its maiden voyage a few days later.Earlier this month, the keel laying for Spirit of Adventure, Spirit of Discovery’s sister ship, was celebrated at Meyer Werft. The second vessel ordered by Saga is slated for delivery in summer 2020.Saga’s Spirit of Discovery is the second newbuild completed by Meyer Werft in 2019, following the delivery of Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas in April.Norwegian Encore is the third vessel built by Meyer Werft and expected to be delivered in autumn 2019.The shipbuilder plans to complete another three cruise ships in 2020.Images Source: Meyer Werftlast_img read more

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Sierra Leone outlines priorities for national advancement in address to UN

Ernest Bai Koroma, addressing the opening day of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate in New York, said too many challenges remain for Sierra Leoneans to become complacent.“I am proud of what Sierra Leone has achieved so far – but we still need to further enhance our capacity to promote and protect human rights, establish good governance and managerial capacity across the whole public sector, and fight corruption and narcotic drug trafficking,” he said.Mr. Koroma said his country needs private capital investment, technical assistance and transfers of technology to make those further improvements.“Most importantly, we are also not oblivious of the imperative of consolidating peace through enhanced political dialogue, tolerance and ensuring fair electoral process.”The UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone, known as UNIPSIL, is the current UN presence in the West African country, which emerged from civil war in 2002 with the assistance of a UN peacekeeping force.Yesterday, in his latest report to the Security Council on the work of UNIPSIL, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that while Sierra Leone has made strides in consolidating peace and fostering national reconciliation, it must tackle high rates of youth joblessness and corruption to ensure the gains are not reversed. 23 September 2010Sierra Leone has made impressive advances to consolidate peace and rebuild the economy in the wake of the end of its civil war, but the country still needs to make further progress on human rights, corruption, drug trafficking and governance, its President told the United Nations today. read more

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Quebec construction workers protest as government set to table backtowork bill

Hundreds of striking construction workers protested outside Quebec’s legislature on Monday, as the government prepared back-to-work legislation scheduled to be tabled later in the day.Protest organizers said thousands of workers were expected to arrive in Quebec City for the protest by Monday evening to express their frustration at failed contract negotiations.Premier Philippe Couillard said during question period his government’s bill will be tabled Monday. Members of the legislature are expected to debate its contents late into the night. An alliance of construction unions broke off negotiations with a group representing construction companies on Sunday.Union representatives said they preferred to wait for back-to-work legislation.A spokesman for the group bargaining for the companies said the unions have made unacceptable demands.Opposition leader Jean-Francois Lisee criticized the Liberals for failing to bring the two sides together for a negotiated settlement.Roughly 175,000 construction workers began their strike last week, the second such walkout in the Quebec construction industry in four years.The Canadian Press read more

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Indian fishermen want talks with Lankans

The fishermen of both countries had earlier held three rounds of talks with the government’s help where they came out with some resolutions. But they are yet to be implemented due to lack of government support, the fishermen said. “We agreed upon some resolutions to solve the dispute but they never materialised,” commented U Arulanandam of Alliance for Release of Innocent Fishermen. “The boats are anchored for the ban period and our workers left to fishing areas in western coast. We may need Rs 1 to 2 lakh for repair works but we are troubled if the expenditure will yield any returns if the issue is not solved,” said B Jesuraja, district secretary of Tamil Nadu Mechanised Boat Fishermen Association from Rameswaram. Indian fishermen have urged the governments to arrange for talks with their Sri Lankan counterparts to arrive at a solution over the fishing issue, the Times of India reported.The report however says Sri Lankan fishermen feel that their Indian counterparts should stop harmful fishing practices like bottom trawling and pair trawling, to arrive at an amicable solution. Rameswaram fishermen also expressed that they are ready to give up bottom and pair trawling if alternate fishing methods are promoted by the government. “We are ready to shift from the existing practices. Let the government help us to go deep sea fishing or move our operations to other fishing harbours. But we need complete back up for deep sea fishing because we can’t afford even the 50% subsidy, the government is ready to provide”, S Emerit, a fishermen leader said. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan fishermen said that they are also eager for the talks to set right the dispute. “We are all fishermen. We are eager to sit for talks to arrive at a solution,” stated Justin Soysa, president of Federation of Mannar District Fishermen Associations. But the Sri Lankan fishermen rued that the Indian trawlers are severely damaging their sea wealth by harmful fishing practices. “The trawlers come as close as 100 to 200m near our fishing villages and destroy our livelihood. Every time they destroy lakhs of rupees worth fishing gear, when they, fish in our waters. They should be sensitive to our livelihood too,” Soysa said.Sri Lankan officials stressed that the talks will succeed only if the Indian fishermen give up banned fishing practices. “Our fishermen are struggling for livelihood and suffering with the damages caused by the Indian trawlers,” rued B S Miranda, assistant director of fisheries, Mannar district, Sri Lanka. “They are destroying the marine wealth of our fishermen and the talks to solve the dispute will only succeed if the Indian fishermen are ready to forego the bottom and pair trawling methods,” he stressed. read more

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Hamilton Police investigate targeted home invasion

Hamilton Police are searching for two people in what they’re calling a targeted home invasion overnight.Three people broke into a home on Gibson Ave. N., just north of King St. E  around 2 a.m. Wednesday.According to police, one suspect was arrested after a foot chase.“Officers were in our backyard and they were running up and down the street,” a next-door neighbour told CHCH News.“Somebody was screaming call an ambulance, call an ambulance.”Paramedics treated a 65 year old man for head injuries. Reports from the scene suggest he was hit with the end of a gun, but that hasn’t been confirmed by police.Police are still searching for two people – a  man and a woman.There are no descriptions at this time. read more

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Annan cites extensive work by UN mission in Iraq requests mandate extension

In a letter to the Council released today, Mr. Annan said UNAMI, having resumed operations inside Iraq in August of last year, now comprises 260 civilian and military personnel based in Iraq and that number is expected to rise further this year with the use of new facilities in Erbil and Basra.The UN mission headquarters in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, was blown apart by a massive truck bomb in August 2003, killing 22 staff members and injuring dozens more. Most international staff members were withdrawn for some time.In accordance with a Council resolution, he said, “UNAMI has endeavoured to play a leading role to help Iraq meet each benchmark of its political transition process, including by assisting, during the summer of 2004, in the convening of a national conference to select a Consultative Council.”It also advised and supported the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, the Interim Government of Iraq and the Transitional National Assembly in preparing for elections and it promoted national dialogue and consensus-building on the drafting of the national constitution, Mr. Annan said.The mission has also advised the Government on developing civil and social services, delivering various forms of assistance and helping promote human rights protection, national reconciliation, judicial and legal reform and an eventual census, he said.The Secretary-General recommended that the Council extend the UN Mission’s mandate, which is currently scheduled to expire next Friday, for a further period of 12 months.The Security Council plans to discuss Iraq next Tuesday.Mr. Annan said that if the Iraqi Government so requested the UN stood ready to continue to assist the Government and people, with constitutional and electoral support remaining available, as well as assistance in the reconstruction, development and humanitarian areas.”Needless to say, adequate support, resources and expertise will be required for UNAMI to continue to implement its mandated tasks,” he said, adding that he hoped the spirit of international cooperation shown at the Brussels Conference on Iraq in June would translate into increased support for UN efforts inside Iraq. read more

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Oil price collapse named Business Story of the Year for second year

Oil price collapse named Business Story of the Year for second year in a row CALGARY – The price of oil — and its far-reaching impact on the Canadian economy — has once again been voted The Canadian Press Business Story of the Year.Editors and news directors across the country chose the crude collapse in a landslide with 24 votes. It’s the second year in a row that story got top billing in the annual survey.“Was there any Canadian business story this year that wasn’t, in part, driven by tumbling oil prices?” asked Nicole MacAdam, senior editor at the Financial Post.“From the ongoing struggles in the oilpatch, to the Bank of Canada’s decision to freeze (and possibly lower) interest rates, to market turmoil, stubbornly high unemployment, to the fall of the Harper government — the end of the oil boom has dominated the discourse this year, both in this country and around the world.”A distant second with seven votes was ride-sharing service Uber’s aggressive foray into Canada — and the subsequent pushback from the traditional taxi industry.The slide in the loonie got three votes. Garnering two votes apiece were U.S. retailer Target’s retreat from Canada, the hacking of adultery site Ashley Madison and the travails of aerospace firm Bombardier.After hitting a high near US$108 a barrel in mid-2014, West Texas Intermediate crude — a closely watched U.S. benchmark — is now languishing below US$40 a barrel after spending much of this year below US$50 a barrel.The result has been the loss of at least 40,000 Canadian industry jobs this year, huge revenue shortfalls in oil-producing provinces and a sharp drop in the Canadian dollar. Tradespeople from across Canada who flocked to the oilpatch for lucrative work during boom times are returning home.There’s no end to the doldrums in sight, with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries refusing to tighten the taps on their crude production, providing no relief to the global glut.“The Saudi-led production war upends forecasting in Ottawa and Edmonton, costs tens of thousands of jobs, creates collateral damage elsewhere in the economy and contributes to an 11-year low for the dollar,” wrote Richard Dettman, business editor at CKWX News 1130 in Vancouver.While the oil drop has had ripple effects across the country, Alberta has been hit particularly hard, announcing a whopping $6.1-billion budget deficit in October.“The reversal of the Albertan economy from runaway leader to laggard was the biggest business event of the year,” wrote Jamie Sturgeon, consumer affairs editor and reporter with Global News.Alberta’s jobless rate is now at seven per cent — the first time it’s been higher than Ontario’s for more than two decades.While some oil price pontificators saw the crude crash coming, few expected it to last this long.“I don’t think anybody predicted the depths of the crisis and how far oil prices would go,” said Martin Pelletier, portfolio manager at TriVest Wealth Counsel.Pelletier said he predicts bigger companies will look to gobble up their smaller counterparts during the enduring downturn — much like Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) is aiming to do with its hostile bid for Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS).Eventually the low oil prices could cause producers to finally rein in production, restoring some balance to the oversupplied market. But Pelletier said he’s not banking on that happening quickly.“There is light at the end of the tunnel. It’s just a matter of making it to the end of that tunnel.”John Stephenson, CEO of Stephenson and Company Capital Management, said he’ll need to be confident that oil has finally hit bottom before he’d think about investing in the sector.“The problem is, just when you think it’s safe to go back in the water, the shark comes back,” he said.The shock isn’t necessarily a bad thing in an industry that may have had it too good for too long, Stephenson said. Before the downturn, there were perks galore for oilpatch workers in downtown Calgary — from a day off every other Friday to fat bonuses.“The reality is it’s either adapt or die — for everybody,” he said. “They’re facing this existential threat.”Survey respondents who picked Uber as story of the year cited its political and technological ramifications.Pierre Champoux with Radio-Canada called Uber’s arrival a “game changer.”Matthew Bisson, news director at Bell Media radio stations in Kingston, Ont., said “it’s a microcosm of a larger issue: old, faltering industries fighting the advancements of technology, and the new, share economy.”Follow @LaurenKrugel on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had the extraneous word ‘Canadian’ and an outdated tally of the final votes A service rig crew performs maintenance and repair work on an oilfield pumpjack and well head site in Alberta on June 20, 2007. 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No 2 Clemson South Carolina QBs hope for rivalry impact

CLEMSON, S.C. — Both South Carolina’s Jake Bentley and Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence hope to make their first winning impact on the Palmetto State rivalry.Bentley, a junior, has started the past two games against Clemson — both demoralizing losses where the Gamecocks (6-4) were badly overmatched and lost by a combined 90-17 margin.Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 long-haired freshman — he’s nicknamed “Sunshine” after T.C. Williams High quarterback Ronnie Bass made famous in “Remember The Titans” — gets his first chance to lead the second-ranked Tigers (11-0) into what many consider is the biggest sporting event in South Carolina each year.For Clemson, it is chance for a second, perfect 12-0 regular season since 2015.It’s Bentley’s chance to erase many bad rivalry memories and gain his place in the state’s most talked-about game.“He’s a three-year starter and not only is he better, but we are much better around him,” Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said .Bentley and South Carolina struggled the past two years, the quarterback throwing for a combined 167 yards with three interceptions and just one touchdown in his two starts.Bentley won’t worry about that, confident his play the past few weeks has helped energize South Carolina’s offence that’s averaged about 43 points a game the past three weeks.“You can’t get too wrapped up in that,” Bentley said. “We have the mindset that this is 2018 South Carolina playing 2018 Clemson.”That Clemson is still among the country’s best and Lawrence has been a big reason why. He tied for the Atlantic Coast Conference lead with 21 touchdowns and has just four interceptions, by far the fewest among the league’s top 10 passers.Lawrence is eager to continue that run against Gamecocks.“It’s going to be awesome,” Lawrence said. “We want to finish the last game of the season the right way.”Lawrence has done about everything right so far — both on and off the field.The Clemson QB said all the right things when he shared the quarterback spot with last year’s starter, Kelly Bryant. He was humble and honoured when his one-time mentor in Bryant left the team after getting demoted. And he has helped Clemson light up opponents ever since with the Tigers averaging 47 points a game in his seven starts.Some other things to watch for when South Carolina visits No. 2 Clemson:STREAKY SERIESClemson has the chance for its fifth straight rivalry win, its longest such streak since winning seven consecutive times over the Gamecocks from 1934-40. The Tigers’ run follows South Carolina’s streak of five in row from 2009-13 with Steve Spurrier as coach and NFL players like Stephon Gilmore, Jadeveon Clowney and Alshon Jeffery playing starring roles.DEEBO’S BACKSouth Carolina receiver Deebo Samuel is back for a final time facing Clemson after missing last year’s game with an injury. Samuel caught five passes for 104 yards and a touchdown in a 37-32 loss to Clemson in 2015. A year later at Death Valley, Samuel has South Carolina’s lone touchdown in a 56-7 Clemson blowout before sitting out last year. “He’s as good a player as we’ve seen all year. He’s a game changer,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said.EMOTIONAL ETIENNEClemson tailback Travis Etienne runs hard. He’s also hard on himself. The sophomore was yelling on the sidelines in the opening half of a 35-6 win over Duke, not at coaches and teammates but at himself after he believed he missed chances for big, big runs. Etienne leads the ACC with 1,157 yards and 17 TDs. His next touchdown run would surpass the single-season school record.INJURED GAMECOCKSIt’s been a patchwork mesh for South Carolina coach Will Muschamp finding heathy defensive players. The Gamecocks will be without linebacker-defensive end Bryson Allen-Williams due to an ankle injury that required surgery. Defensive end Aaron Stirling has also been banged up and missed last week’s win over Chattanooga. Defensive backs Jaycee Horn has also dealt with injuries that have cost him playing time.MORE TO COMEBoth Clemson and South Carolina have another game after what’s typically the regular-season ender. The Tigers clinched the ACC Atlantic Division two weeks ago and will play Coastal Division champ Pittsburgh in the ACC championship game in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Dec. 1. Earlier that day, the Gamecocks will take on Akron at home in a makeup contest for a game with Marshall back on Sept. 15 cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Pete Iacobelli, The Associated Press read more

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How France And Croatia Made It To The World Cup Final In

After weeks of golazos, flops and inaccurate estimates of stoppage time, the World Cup is nearly over. We’ve been tracking, and forecasting, each team’s chances as the tournament has unfolded, and we thought it would be fun to look back at how the final between France and Croatia got made. Our final pre-match predictions give France a 59 percent and Croatia a 41 percent of winning it all in Russia — but at the start of the knockout round, their chances of winning the trophy were only 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Here are the paths each team took to the final game.Check out our latest World Cup predictions. read more

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Britains oldest man dies aged 108 but what was his secret to

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Show more “He was a very hard worker. He used to do a farming job and milk round at the weekend because they had six children to bring up.”Mr Mansfield said his father’s two passions were football and horse racing.He said: “He was a big fan of Georgie Best and Saturday would be football day and racing day. He would have 20p on six horses winning and if he won £2 or £3 he would have thought he won the lottery.”When I told him how much they bought (Manchester United player Paul) Pogba for, my dad just could not comprehend. His eyes were just dazzled.”He was old-fashioned and he always used to say ‘they need some wingers’.”Manchester United paid a world-record £89 million for Pogba this summer. A centenarian who was thought to be the oldest man in the UK and put his longevity down to drinking vinegar has died aged 108.John Mansfield, known as Jack, died on Sunday evening just weeks from his 109th birthday.In October he was named the oldest man in the country, according to the website Oldest in Britain, which relies on members of the public submitting information on people aged 105 and above.Mr Mansfield, who had six children with his late-wife, Beatrice, and also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild, passed away in his sleep at Tynefield Court care home, in Etwall, Derbyshire at 5pm.He was born in Bradley, near Ashbourne, in December 1907, living through both world wars.center_img His son, Richard Mansfield, paid tribute to the avid Manchester United fan, who worked at Co-op coal and did manual labour on farms for much of his working life.The 70-year-old, who lives in the same village of Mayfield, near Ashbourne, where his father had lived for 70 years before moving to the care home this year, said: “He swore by vinegar.”He would drink it. Last time I saw him alive on Saturday he had a bottle of vinegar on his table and it was half gone. He used to say, ‘if you’ve got an ailment drink some vinegar’.”Mr Mansfield said his father had even carried out manual labour until he was 98, when he helped plant an apple tree.”He was very independent up to then and he put himself to bed and got himself up and dressed. He would still go out in the garden on his two sticks. Show more last_img read more

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Peruvian mining capital grew 20 in early 2013 but Glencore Xstrata now

first_imgIn Peru, the aggregate amount of investments in mining increased by 20% over the first four months of 2013 against the same period in the previous year, reaching $2.626 billion, Minister of Energy and Mining (MEM) Jorge Merino recently announced. Merino said that these indicators confirm that Peru is still an attractive mining destination for investors worldwide. The company investing the highest amount was Xstrata Las Bambas, which assigned $540 million (90.2% more than the previous year) to the execution of the megaproject of the same name located in the province of Cotabambas (Apurímac). Second place went to Minera Chinalco, with $296 million (36.6% more than in 2012), for the execution of Toromocho, a copper project located in the Junín region.Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde follows with an investment of $237 million (78.1% more than the amount invested in 2012) for the expansion of a polymetallic project (copper, gold and molybdenum) in Arequipa.Merino declared that the positive trend in the progress and development of large-scale projects translated into greater direct employment opportunities. Accordingly, as of April 2013, 216,000 professionals and qualified technicians were working in different mining entities, a figure significantly higher than the one reported in April 2012 (197,059).However, in May, Reuters reported that Glencore Xstrata has agreed to sell Las Bambas to a buyer approved by China’s monopoly watchdog by September 15, 2014 in exchange for Beijing’s blessing over Glencore’s $35 billion acquisition of Xstrata, completed in April. Xstrata approved development of Las Bambas over a four-year period in August 2010, four months before Glencore first unveiled merger plans with Xstrata.“We are very happy with the quality of the investment and the standards… that have been developed by Xstrata,” Merino said on the side of conference promoting Latin American mining projects. “We expect as a government to keep that standard,” he said.Reuters reported that “according to media reports, Glencore Xstrata has appointed BMO Capital markets and Credit Suisse to identify potential buyers of the Las Bambas project, which is one of the largest copper-mining prospects in the world. Analyst’s valuations of the project range from about $4.4 billion to nearly $7 billion.“Large Chinese resource companies such as Chinalco and MMG Ltd are among a list of potential buyers.”Las Bambas is planned to produce a minimum of 400,000 t/y of copper, with commissioning to start in late 2014. At that rate, it would be close in production to Rio Tinto’s Oyu Tolgoi mine, which has just begun shipping concentrate in Mongolia and about half the size of the BHP Billiton-controlled Escondida mine in Chile, the world’s largest.Glencore Xstrata yesterday announced the commencement of a process to sell its entire interest in the Las Bambas copper mine project. It has appointed BMO Capital Markets and  Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) to act as financial advisors in connection with the sale process.After resizing the Toromocho project (Junín) because of the larger than expected reserves, Chinalco has decided to increase to $4.8 billion the total amount invested in this important Peruvian copper project. “This is a very important investment, that demonstrates our reliable legal framework and the characteristics of the Peruvian geology,” said Merino, after supervising the progress of the construction works at Toromocho.It has 1,500 Mt of proven copper reserves; however “as the project advances, this figure will surely increase, because of its validity period of 25 years that may be extended”.Toromocho, generator of 12,000 jobs, is expected to begin its production stage in December and reach an operating output of 300,000 t/y of fine copper, and not the 270,000 t estimated in a first projection.“This project, together with Cerro Verde, Las Bambas, Antapaccay, Constanza and others, will allow Peru to produce after mid-2015 more than 2.8 Mt of fine copper per year, which make us recover the second place among the world’s top copper producers,” Merino said.He added that Peru is an attractive country for investors due to its geographical location, with competitive production costs which are the cheapest of the region.last_img read more

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Google investit dans un moteur de recherche communautaire

first_imgGoogle investit dans un moteur de recherche communautaireÉtats-Unis – Google avance d’un pas supplémentaire dans le domaine du Web social. Le géant américain a racheté une start-up équipée d’un moteur de recherche communautaire.Quelques jours après le lancement de Buzz, son nouvel outil social, Google rachète une start-up spécialisée dans le Web communautaire. Aardvark compte près de 90.000 utilisateurs s’entraidant pour trouver les réponses aux questions qu’ils se posent. Près de 3.000 sujets sont ainsi publiés quotidiennement. Aardvark est équipé d’un moteur de recherche communautaire, dont le concept se rapproche de celui de Yahoo! Questions/Réponses. La plupart des utilisateurs de cette plate-forme utilise son mobile pour accéder au site. Ainsi, l’investissement, estimé à 50 millions de dollars, pourrait permettre à Google de retranscrire ce modèle sur les Nexus One et autres smartphones sous Android.Le 12 février 2010 à 13:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Enzo Amore and Corey Graves exchange jabs Jericho on Southpaw

first_img Comments are closed. Twitter October 2, 2017 at 9:03 pm Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Enzo Amore and Corey Graves exchange jabsDuring the weekend, WWE commentator Corey Graves took to Twitter to send out a humorous tweet about his son playing baseball and doing the Enzo Amore dance.My son just ran to second base, and danced like @real1 to celebrate.I have failed as a father.— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) September 30, 2017Graves, who has always openly criticized Amore on WWE television in character, may not have expected the response he received from Amore later that day.Nah u didn’t fail as a father!? U failed as a wrestler, thats why they dressed ya up in a suit N tie & told ya 2 sit down #HowYouDoin #Champ https://t.co/mdkrvflAfY— Enzo Amore (@real1) October 1, 2017For those unaware, Graves was forced to retire from the ring during his time in NXT after receiving multiple concussions during his pro wrestling career.Jericho on SouthpawRing Rust Radio is featuring an interview with Chris Jericho where he talks about not being a big fan of the latest edition of Southpaw Regional Wrestling.“I would love to see a few more, but I don’t know if the series took off virally like they thought it would and I am not sure what the numbers are on that, but it was a lot of fun while we did it and hopefully get to do more. I think a lot of times the initial one is always the best because it’s such a surprise and nobody really knows what they’re getting into. Where with the second one everybody wanted to get involved and some of the characters weren’t as strong. I think Miz’s guy was terrible in it whatever he was called. I just thought it was terrible and it wasn’t funny. I thought the Butcher Boys weren’t funny. The first one was really funny because no one was really trying. They were just being whatever they wanted to be. It’s like a sequel to a movie where you stumble onto something and it’s never as good as the original. If they do more Clint Bobski will be there and if they don’t it was fun while it lasted.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list October 2, 2017 at 10:47 am October 1, 2017 at 5:53 pm Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Now Playing Up Next October 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm Google+ damn enzo just roasted graves… Mat Thompson Those of you with lots of “ink” have psychological issues and need attention. I draw a line between style and stupidity. You are a moron if you actually think someone defacing their neck in such a way is “cool”. This Graves guy looks like a demented clown. And when he’s older, he and those tattoos will look like complete shit. Steve Austin Shares Praise and Criticism of SummerSlam WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 October 2, 2017 at 9:19 amcenter_img WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins SteelCity1981 WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT 6 COMMENTS Rob Giles Graves is an asshole. Looks like a mentally unstable retard with all those neck tattoos also. …i liked the butcher boys … Rob Giles goddessroleplay Now Playing Up Next October 2, 2017 at 12:00 am WhatsApp Pinterest Colby Well, those of us with lots of ink may think the same way about someone like you as well. Triple H Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next I actually feel the exact opposite – I’ve watched Graves on various WWE Network segments and he comes across to me as genuine – a decent guy in an industry that seems to have its share of assholes. They say Enzo is in fact an asshole and I have no way to know if that is true or if he is just disliked by the wrong people BUT I have never heard anyone ever say that about Graves and again, on any show I have watched him on he seems like a good dude and every he interviews seems to actually have a pre-interview bond with him.last_img read more

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Silda Wall Spitzer Tells Us Why She Launched a Publishing Brand

first_imgWhen you visit the site, your first impression might be that it’s just another e-commerce hub that sells hand-made artisan goods—from jewelry to apparel and accessories to art to specialty foods and more—and for men, women, children and pets. But after a closer look you see that the products have two common attributes: they are all made by New Yorkers in New York, and they each have a story to tell.While the content-to-commerce concept is anything but new, and not always successful (R.I.P., JackThreads), what’s unique here is how New York Makers connects regionality with the products it sells. Its inventory isn’t comprised of mass produced, mass market goods, but instead derives from within the statewide maker community. So essentially, this is a hybrid of a regional and content-to-commerce publication. Its business model relies on revenue sharing through the products it sells, along with a small piece of advertising. It also captures leads by inviting visitors to register (incentivized by a 15-percent purchase discount), which could prove to be valuable in the future as it scales up.And behind it all is Wall Spitzer, who is a total newcomer to the publishing game. Yet, as we discovered when we spoke to her, this is more than a new business opportunity or hobby for her, it’s also a passion. And while the business is still very much in its infancy, Wall Spitzer suggests she’s in it for the long haul.Folio: Tell us the story behind New York Makers and what its mission is.Silda Wall Spitzer: The story behind the launch goes back to my story. New York has been my home for over 30 years and I do love it. And I also treasure my home state of North Carolina. What I came realize over the course of splitting time between New York City and the Hudson Valley is that things are siloed in terms of the way New Yorkers tend to identify. We tend to be very local or regional. When you go to Rochester or New York City or Syracuse, each one seems like its own spot, but you feel the richness of this bigger statewide community. This really resonated with me profoundly when I visited all 62 counties in the state while I campaigning and serving as the First Lady of New York. But I think we suffer from not having a sense of community on a state level like what we have on a more local level.The seed to create a statewide magazine was shelved when the bottom fell out of the publishing industry. But a few years later when I was visiting my parents I saw a copy of North Carolina’s Our State magazine. New York has never had its own magazine. I found this to be emblematic of not having a statewide community. So the idea struck me that a magazine along with a marketplace could create a sense of that statewide community.From there I teamed up with co-founder Christine Murphy, and we got to work.Folio: What do you think gives New York Makers its unique value proposition?Wall Spitzer: Some of what we’re offering is a curated experience with the immediate satisfaction of being able to order a product out of that experience. I love the combination of the written product with the marketplace product. Its sort of a 3D New York experience.Folio: So how’s business so far?Wall Spitzer: I think we are where we anticipated we’d be. We are a very small team and are building an entirely new social enterprise from the ground up. We are learning as we go along. I don’t come from a media background. It has so many tentacles with blogs and social media and other platforms, there are so many ways to communicate. And everything is changing as we go along.A new business is a labor of love and we are facing all the challenges of a startup, but what our goal and belief is that if you build a firm foundation as a starting point then you can keep growing and adding onto that with a much more long-lasting influential brand. This is not meant to be a fad. Our ethos is to thrive over the long term.Folio: How are you finding the products you sell?Wall Spitzer: We have a product curator based out of Saratoga Springs. She travels the states in search of makers to find goods that align with our brand. But all of us are looking. We have people who tell us about things. Also, word of mouth is very important to us. We have a number of makers reaching out to us now.The content is really a complement to the marketplace. I think the items were selling are more of a luxury and not a necessity. What often sells the products are the stories.Folio: Who’s your typical reader and buyer?Wall Spitzer: It’s surprisingly broad and not just New Yorkers, which has been interesting to me. We attribute that to how many people love New York. Generally though, our readers and customers are Millennials and Gen-Xers.Folio: Do you have plans to extend the brand into new verticals, like events?Wall Spitzer: Yes, but not just events. We don’t want to talk about any of the other plans just yet. But they involve curating experiential opportunities that explore New York.Folio: As somebody new to the publishing industry, what’s surprised you so far?Wall Spitzer: What I’ve loved is although there is competitiveness, we have gotten a lot of support from the folks we’ve met along the way who have pointed us in the right direction of resources. I’m surprised by the generosity within the community.Folio: Keeping with that, what’s been especially challenging so far?Wall Spitzer: New York is a very large state, so trying to figure out how to reach everyone and get the best stories to them is a process. Silda Wall Spitzer has plenty to keep her busy. The former First Lady of New York and successful attorney and businesswoman not only serves as a senior advisor at NewWorld Capital Group, but is also hyper-involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors. Oh, and she also likes to paint. But apparently she wanted to take on a bit more, which was why she co-founded New York Makers, a regional content-to-commerce brand.last_img read more

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SELECTMEN NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting July 9

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7pm at Town Hall (Room 9).There are some noteworthy items on the agenda, including:Selectmen will consider the request of Casa Blanca (Green Sauce, Inc.) for an All Alcohol-Restaurant License at the former Chili’s location.Selectmen will be introduced to KP Law, the town’s new counsel. Selectmen will also sign the town counsel’s contract for FY19.Selectmen will receive a presentation from Library Director Tina Stewart regarding the library’s Summer Program Highlights and Revive Civility Initiative.In a rare move, it appears Selectmen will pause the regular meeting to go into Executive Session to discuss Town Manager Jeff Hull’s next contract. (Hull’s current contract expires on September 30.)Selectmen will receive correspondence from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development regarding Analog Device’s TIF Resolution.Selectmen will consider the request of the Wilmington Rotary Club to use Rotary Park for the Fourth Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday, August 18, from 8am to noon.Selectmen will consider the request of We’re One Wilmington to reschedule the 2019 Run For Wilmington/Walk For Kim Forte from Sunday, April 19, 2019 to Sunday, May 5, 2019.An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6pm.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends to report on each of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting — over the next two weeks. Wilmington Apple sometimes live-tweets the meeting HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Need For Fire Substation At Wednesday, August 7 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Analog Devices Expansion, Ristuccia Arena, Open Space, Flood Insurance On Agenda For MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more