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  • Gone Hollywood: Promoting health through popular culture

    first_imgCan a TV show change the way people think about a health issue?Yes, it can—and it has. One of the most successful public health campaigns—the Designated Driver Campaign, spearheaded in the United States in the late 1980s by Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Center for Health Communication, led by Jay Winsten—got a major boost from being featured in story lines on shows including “Cheers” and “L.A. Law.”There are plenty of other examples, according to Darnell Strom, an executive at the CAA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood’s leading talent agency. Introduced by Winsten to a standing-room-only crowd in HSPH’s Kresge G2 on February 4, 2014, Strom discussed how TV shows and movies have been able to profoundly impact public views on health issues such as wearing seat belts or smoking, social issues like same-sex marriage, and environmental issues like climate change.Before TV and movies, the top popular culture influencers were books and theater, Strom said. An early example of a major influencer is the 1852 book Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, which at the time “was the second-most read book in the world—second only to the Bible,” Strom said. Depicting slaves under physical and psychological distress, the book further ignited the slavery debate, he said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

  • Africa, Middle East wind installations expected to top 10GW through 2024—GWEC

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Smart Energy International:Countries in Africa and the Middle East will install up to 10.7GW of wind energy capacity between 2020 and 2024, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).The 10.7GW will mark a 167% increase from the current market status. The region experienced a 7% decline in installed wind energy capacity in 2019 compared to 2018. 894MW of wind energy capacity was installed in 2019 compared to 962MW in 2018.Egypt led other countries in the region with 262MW, followed by Morocco (216MW), Jordan (190MW) and Ethiopia which had 120MW of installed wind energy capacity in 2019.To date, the region boasts a 6GW of installed wind energy capacity.Over the next five years, South Africa is expected to dominate the market with 3.3GW, followed by Egypt (1.8GW), Morocco (1.2GW) and Saudi Arabia (1.2GW).Jon Lezamiz, African Market Development Director at Siemens Gamesa and Chair of GWEC’s Africa Task Force commented: “Africa and the Middle East are endowed with fantastic wind resources, and the industry is committed to supporting policymakers in the region to reap the benefits wind power can provide for their energy systems and economy. In those countries with proper frameworks and stable bankable pipelines, we are already seeing a local supply chain being developed, such as Siemens Gamesa’s blade factory in Morocco, to meet wind energy demand increases while providing local jobs to build a long-term industry and economic opportunity in the region.”More: Africa and the Middle East’s wind market to recover from 2019 depression Africa, Middle East wind installations expected to top 10GW through 2024—GWEClast_img read more

  • Vietnam’s Trungnam Group builds 450MW solar farm, country’s largest, in just 102 days

    first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Vietnamese construction company Trungnam Group has announced the inauguration of what is thought to be the nation’s biggest solar project – the 450 MW Trung Nam Thuan Nam Solar Plant, in the southeastern province of Ninh Thuan.The company on Monday announced completion of the project, including associated electricity grid improvements, and said the solar plant had been completed within 102 days of finance being agreed in April.Trungnam stated the solar project, in the Phuoc Minh commune of Ninh Thuan’s Thuan Nam district, would generate 1.2 GWh of solar electricity in its first year of operation and “more than” 1 GWh annually thereafter.Noting that the government wanted Ninh Thuan province to become a “national renewable energy center,” Trungnam said the 500 kV transformer station and 220/500 kV power line installed as part of the project would enhance the grid in the province and the wider south central coast region.[Max Hall]More: Vietnam opens 450 MW solar plant Vietnam’s Trungnam Group builds 450MW solar farm, country’s largest, in just 102 dayslast_img read more

  • Trail Mix | November 2016

    first_img 5:09 3:32 3:41 2:12 Audio PlayerDarlingsideWhippoorwillUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 4:39 This month’s featured artist, married couple Adrian Krygowski and Meredith Brownski, who perform and record under the moniker Adrian + Meredith, traveled disparate paths to their musical matrimony. He grew up on punk rock and guitar, she on old time fiddle. Together, they blend the two into a progressive, rough and tumble approach to traditional American music.Featured this month on Trail Mix is the title track from Adrian + Meredith’s debut release, More Than A Little. Featuring a cadre of musicians who travel with the likes of Jack White and The Legendary Shack Shakers, this first offering from Adrian + Meredith, like any good marriage, is a work even greater than the sum of its notably splendid parts.Another highlight from this month’s mix is “Girl With The Dirty Hair,” performed by noted singer/songwriter Hayes Carll, on Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll. Carroll, a longtime songwriting Texan, is celebrated on this compilation by the likes of James McMurtry, Slaid Cleaves, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Tim Easton, who went so far as to note that the 42 year old Carroll, young by any standard to be receiving a tribute record, is ” . . . East Texas’ own Shakespeare of song.” High praise, certainly, but well warranted by the songs featured on this tribute.A tune that really made my ears perk up this month is “Whipporwill,” the title track of the EP released by Cambridge, Massachusetts’ own Darlingside. A collection of unreleased takes from the sessions that produced last year’s Birds Say, this new EP served as motivation to dig a bit deeper into the Darlingside catalog. I cannot say that I have been disappointed with what I have found.Make sure you dig deep into this month’s Trail Mix and checck out brand new tunes from Driftwood, Josh Farrow, Silas Lowe, The Royal Hounds, Jack Grelle, The Vandoliers, Soft Pyramids, 3hattrio, Suntrodden, The Flat Five, The Legal Matters, and The Nth Power.And stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog this month. There will be a video premiere from Aryk Crowder, a ticket giveaway to the Elle King/Paul Cauthen show in Raleigh on November 14th, and chats with Lawrence Morrill Glass and Kristoffer & The Harbour Heads coming your way.So, what are you waiting for? If you have been following Trail Mix, you know that it is time to dig into this music, pick out some artists that you dig, and get out and buy a few records. Go catch one of these bands in concert. Give back to them, since they have so willing given their music to share with you via Trail Mix.Photo by Lauren Hanson. This Is Your Night Flat Five 3:14 Brooklyn Aryk Crowder 3:49 I’m Sorry Love The Legal Matters Nervous In Berlin Kristoffer and The Harbour Heads Planes Soft Pyramids 3:59 3:00 Joy Ride Vandoliers 2:46 Should I 3hattrio Tina Fey Lawrence Morrill Glass 3:32 4:39 Burning Bride Silas Lowe 3:28 3:40 4:43 Whippoorwill Darlingside All We Are Suntrodden More Than A Little Adrian + Meredith Lemonade Driftwood Girl With The Dirty Hair Hayes Carll Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Make it Hail The Royal Hounds 4:28 Time Ain’t No Friend Of Mine Josh Farrow 3:33 Embed Truth The Nth Power Got Dressed Up To Be Let Down Jack Grelle 2:59 4:18last_img read more

  • 5 Facts about New York’s New Medical Marijuana Law

    first_imgAs for the economic benefit to the state, every sale of medical marijuana by a registered organization to a certified patient or a designated caregiver comes with a 7-percent excise tax. The proceeds will be divided among the county in which the medical pot was made, the county in which it was dispensed (each getting 22.5 percent), with 5 percent to the State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and another 5 percent to the Division of Criminal Justice Services.What happens if you get busted In a signing ceremony, Cuomo praised the Legislature but singled out Assemb. Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) for trying 17 years to pass a version of this law.“That is a long time to carry a bill,” said Cuomo. “It gets heavy after 17 years.”Since 2005, the Assembly, dominated by Democrats, had passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana only to have it die in the state Senate—until this session. In part, the legislation reached Cuomo’s desk because of the power-sharing agreement between Senate co-leader Sen. Jeffrey D. Klein, head of the Independent Democratic Conference, and state Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Center), the head of the Republican caucus.Skelos had blocked Gottfried’s previous bills but he no longer held a clear majority—and the Senate bill’s sponsor, Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island), was a member of Klein’s conference. As the session wound down to the wire, the fate of the bill was uncertain until the sponsors bowed to Cuomo’s insistence that the medical marijuana not be smoked.Who gets it? Organizations that want to manufacture medical marijuana or distribute it within the state must also register with the Health Department, which so far is limiting the competition to five groups that can each run up to four dispensaries statewide.They may have to wait a while. The registration identifications for patients and organizations “will be issued no later than 18 months after the effective date of the bill,” unless the DOH or the State Police “certifies that the new program could not be implemented in accordance with public health and safety interests.”What’s the state’s cut? The new law sets up a rigorous process for physicians and patients.To get a prescription for medical marijuana, the patient must first receive a certification from a licensed practitioner who has to register with the Department of Health and who is qualified to treat the patient’s serious condition. The law restricts which conditions are covered: cancer, HIV/AIDS, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication on intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, Huntington’s Disease, or “as added by the DOH commissioner,” according to the press release.Certified patients will receive a registry identification card. The medical marijuana will be dispensed in a 30-day maximum supply—and the patient must keep it in its original packaging.How do you get it?center_img Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Almost two weeks after New York became the 23rd state to pass medical marijuana legislation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law on Monday.The final measure tightly regulates pot’s distribution and use to ensure that “medical marijuana is reserved only for patients with serious conditions and is dispensed and administered in a manner that protects public health and safety,” according to a press release from the governor’s office.A quick hit Patients and physicians who abuse the certification program face a Class E felony, and those recipients who sell or trade the pot beyond the scope of their treatment could be slapped with a misdemeanor.last_img read more

  • 2019 mid-year review: Rates, deposits and their effect on financial institutions

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,James Lutter D. James (Jim) Lutter is the Senior Vice President of Trading and Operations at PMA Financial Network and PMA Securities where he oversees PMA Funding, a service of both companies … Web: pmafunding.com Details The first half of 2019 was interesting on multiple fronts. After growing approximately 3 percent in 2018, GDP entered the first quarter of 2019 at a strong 3.2 percent. However, according to the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow forecast, second quarter GDP is estimated to be substantially lower at 1.6 percent.Unemployment and wage gains remain strong, along with consumer spending and business confidence, but headwinds from slowing global economic growth and continued trade tensions are forcing the Fed to change course. After four years of rate increases, the Fed is expected to deviate and cut rates one to two times throughout the remainder of 2019. This would result in the effective fed funds rate at sub 2.00 percent. Figure 1 below provides a historical view of the current rate cycle comparing effective fed funds to other market indicators.  Figure 1Interest rates remained the hot topic throughout the first half of 2019. Most notably, President Trump (in Trump-ian fashion) tweeted on multiple occasions about his displeasure with the Fed for perceived unnecessary rate hikes. Since 2016, the Fed raised rates eight times in a bid to meet its dual mandate of maximum employment and stable prices (i.e. 2% inflation). With uncertainty about how the Fed may react to pressure from the markets and executive branch, the general interest rate market is experiencing significant volatility. Market rates such as 1 and 3 Month LIBOR have fallen by 10bps and 37bps respectively throughout the first half of the year (see Figure 1). This is due to the perceived notion that the Fed would continue modest rate increases in 2019, but consequently has diverted in a different direction. Volatility in these market rates are making it difficult for financial institutions to effectively price loans and deposits. The result is increased pressure on margins as cost of funds increases, while yields on loans are decreasing (see Figure 2 below).Figure 2In 2018, a majority of financial institutions experienced an increase in their cost of funds as rate increases incentivized depositors to seek higher returns. However, during the first quarter of 2019, money center and regional institutions began to see marginal decreases in their cost of funds, while community-sized financial institutions experienced increases. This stems from several factors. Larger financial institutions using market based indices like LIBOR experienced a decrease in cost of funds, as those rates began to fall in anticipation of Fed movement. However, most community-sized financial institutions that are utilizing Fed-based pricing are lagging and can continue to experience upward pressure on cost of funds (see Figure 2 above).Figure 3Furthermore, time deposits tend to make up a larger share of a community-sized financial institution’s deposit composition. Time deposits have grown across all financial institutions over this recent rate cycle, but have grown most significantly across money centers (see Figure 3 above).Figure 4Usage of wholesale funding has varied by size of financial institutions (see figure 4). Most notably, all financial institutions have increased their usage of listing services as a funding source. However, both community and money center institutions have relied more heavily on the brokered market, whereas regional institutions have tapped the FHLB as a means for funding.Figure 5As financial institutions gear up for growing deposits, the era of loans outpacing deposits may be coming to an end, at least in the near term. During the first half of this year, loan growth has slowed at all financial institutional sizes. Both community and money center institutions have experienced marginal growth in deposits. This trend may reverse if the Fed does in fact cut rates, which should incentivize borrowing (see Figure 5 above). In conclusion, the first half of 2019 has been marred with uncertainty, both at home and abroad.  The continued signs of global economic slowdown have forced the central banks to change course on monetary policy in anticipation of navigating a potential crisis.  Financial institutions are anxiously awaiting central bank outcomes as market-based rates have collapsed onto effective Fed Funds; continually whittling away at margin. Global economic growth and trade tensions will continue to be a headwind, thus directly facing financial institutions through the remainder of 2019.last_img read more

  • New Mexico credit union plans new $15 million headquarters

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr To accommodate its membership, loan and employee growth, the $558 million First Financial Credit Union in Albuquerque, N.M. is building a $15 million, 40,000-square-foot headquarters that will house a full-serve branch and drive thru, with a 3,700-square-foot covered patio on its second floor, a perfect location to enjoy New Mexico’s crystal blue skies, dramatic sunsets or the renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Festival held every October.Although the credit union is moving its current headquarters from downtown Albuquerque where it has been since 1992, the new headquarters will remain within the city proper on a 12.5-acre site that can also accommodate future expansions.The office floor plan will be open with more conference room spaces equipped with Microsoft Surface 2 technology that will facilitate a collaborative work environment among employees.The building, which will also house a large community room and double as a conference or employee training room, is expected to be completed by December 2020 or January 2021. About 125 employees are expected to move in and that number of employees is expected to grow to about 170 within five years. continue reading »last_img read more

  • Lucas Torreira pictured in tears as Granit Xhaka tells Arsenal fans to ‘f**k off’

    first_img Read More Skip Ad Advertisement Coming Next Advertisement Read More 1 min. story 1/1 Read More Video Settings Lucas Torreira pictured in tears as Granit Xhaka tells Arsenal fans to ‘f**k off’ Read More Top articles Read More Lucas Torreira was left in tears at the abuse Granit Xhaka was subjected to (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira broke down in tears at the abuse that team-mate Granit Xhaka sustained as he was substituted against Crystal Palace on Sunday.The Swiss midfielder was taken off on the hour-mark for Bukayo Saka as the Gunners looked to find a win against the Eagles, who had fought back from two goals down.But, instead of running off, Xhaka walked slowly to the sidelines and Arsenal fans began to jeer and boo the former Borussia Monchengladbach ace.Xhaka removed the captain’s armband and launched it towards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and he started to throw his hands up in the air before cupping his ears at the home support.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Arsenal are next in action against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday and it remains to be seen whether Xhaka will play and whether he will keep the armband.The midfielder was named as one of five captaincy options by Emery earlier this season and the armband could be passed on to Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette in his absence.MORE: Man Utd suffer huge blow as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides Paul Pogba injury updatecenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling by Metro Full Screen PLAY / SPONSORED Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Amazingly, it got worse. The midfielder removed the Arsenal shirt and shouted ‘f**k off’ at his own supporters before heading straight down the tunnel.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnai Emery criticised Xhaka afterwards and confirmed that he will take a decision over whether the midfielder retains the armband.And it was clearly all too much for Torreira, who was pictured in tears on the sidelines as Xhaka bore the brunt of the home support’s anger. Skip Torreira was warming up as Xhaka was taken off (Picture: Getty) Torreira was emotional at the incident (Picture: Getty)The Uruguayan was an unused substitute during the 2-2 draw but club photographer Stuart MacFarlane tweeted after the game to confirm that the midfielder was left in tears at the incident. About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Oct 2019 7:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.1kShares Torreira was upset at the abuse his team-mate sustained (Picture: Getty)last_img read more

  • How can your innovation succeed where others fail?

    first_imgThe Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to [email protected] More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice. The answer lies with data. A successful product launch can add millions to the bottom line, attract new customers and excite existing ones. But identifying the latest NPD opportunity can only be achieved when data is captured properly and turned into an actionable insight. Something, not many companies do successfully.In this whitepaper WNS reveals:The need to know trends driving food and drink innovationThe limitations with traditional approaches to trend analysisHow the latest AI technology is unlocking the insights that will drive NPD successWhat the data tells us about key future food and drink trendsDownload the whitepaper to know more.last_img read more

  • Former Qld treasurer Keith De Lacy has made another substantial property play

    first_imgFormer Queensland Treasurer Keith DeLacy and his wife Yvonne at their former Redlynch home which they sold for $950,000. Picture: Justin Brierty.FORMER Queensland Treasurer Keith De Lacy and his wife Yvonne had gone for the high life for their new home.The couple sold off their home at Redlynch in Cairns last year for $950,000 and also an inner city apartment in MacArthur Chambers fir $1.475 million last year.At the time Mr De Lacy said they were looking to move into another inner city apartment.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Property records now reveal the couple purchased in the up-market Abian Residences built by Sunland in Alice Street.They contracted to buy the apartment off the plan in 2014 for $2.64 million. The 41-storey tower overlooks the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.Meanwhile the buyers of the De Lacy’s MacArthur Chambers penthouse, developers Virginia and Chris Anderson have now listed the apartment they already owned in the building for rent.It is available fully furnished for $700 a week.The two-bedroom apartment is in a corner position which overlooks the Queen Street Mall.There complex has a gym, outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, barbecue and entertainment area. It is listed through Ashley Liu of nextrealty.com.au.last_img read more