SEACC executive director resigns for health reasons

first_imgEnergy & Mining | Environment | Southeast | Syndicated | TimberSEACC executive director resigns for health reasonsNovember 9, 2015 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:Southeast Alaska’s largest environmental organization is advertising for a new executive director. Malena Marvin has led the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council for close to two years.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Outgoing SEACC Executive Director Malena Marvin poses while kayaking in Juneau’s Mendenhall Lake. (Photo courtesy SEACC)She’s stepping down after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Marvin said her prognosis is good, but she needs time to recover and prevent a recurrence.Under her leadership, SEACC expanded its opposition to British Columbia mine projects near waterways that flow into Alaska.It formed a new group, Inside Passage Waterkeeper, and worked with other environmental, fisheries, tourism and tribal groups opposed to transboundary mining.“We’re a people who survive on fish and seafood and we need clean water for that to continue to be a healthy resource for communities,” Marvin said.It’s also continued work on climate change, forest preservation and transportation.Marvin expects the organization to continue its course as promoters of clean water and healthy forests.“As someone who has cancer and struggles with the seemingly random nature of the disease, it’s just really, really hit me how important it is that we ask the Department of Environmental Conservation to raise our standards,” she said.That includes state rules listing the acceptable rate of cancer, which she said is too low.SEACC began in 1970 as a Tongass National Forest preservation group that fought large-scale logging in the courts.It continues to file timber lawsuits, but it also collaborates with some former foes, such as Sealaska and the Southeast Conference, on food security, sustainability and some other issues.Board President Clay Frick said that will continue under new leadership.“Anytime you collaborate with folks, I think you end with up a better outcome. You end up building more power and I think that’s something this region is very much in need of. So when we can we certainly will,” Frick said.Frick said Marvin moved SEACC in the right direction, citing a new Tongass planning effort and other recent programs.“She’s laid some really important foundation work for us to continue forward. … We look forward to whoever steps to the plate or whoever we find will have a very solid base to spring off of,” Frick said.Marvin continues to do some work for SEACC. Her resignation takes effect Jan. 1st. The job was posted online earlier this month.Marvin said SEACC’s strength is its regional roots.“It isn’t an outside environmental group. It’s not somebody who lives in Anchorage or Seattle or New York. It’s thousands of people, the members of SEACC, who live here and work here and always have,” she said.Before taking over at SEACC, Marvin spent five years with Oregon’s Klamath Riverkeeper. It campaigned to remove dams on the salmon-producing river.SEACC’s prior executive director, Lindsey Ketchel, spent about five years on the job before resigning.SEACC Development Director Emily Ferry is filling in as acting executive director, but said she is not applying for the permanent job.Share this story:last_img read more

“Why aren’t you at your desk?”: The vending machine which speaks in your boss’ voice – to foster “better communication”

first_img Are internal comms in your company lacking a certain je ne sais quoi? One manufacturer has a solution: the corporate vending machine, which speaks in the boss’ voice.Yep, Japanese (naturally) company Dydo Drinco has rolled out machines that speak in the boss’ voice at a “number of businesses”, according to The Japan Times. The machines can be programmed to make up to five comments like “thank you” or “you must be tired” (or, indeed, “are you sure you need that can of Coke, fatty?”, “what are you doing away from your desk?” etc) in the voice of the company’s boss. Apparently, the idea is to foster “better communication”, the paper reported. The first company to install the vending machines was Kyoto-based taxi company MK co, whose vending machines feature president Nobuaki Aoki making comments such as “Drive safe without any accident” and “Groom yourself well and smile”. Surprisingly benevolent, given the possibilities…. Thursday 10 September 2015 9:30 am “Why aren’t you at your desk?”: The vending machine which speaks in your boss’ voice – to foster “better communication” Emma Haslett Show Comments ▼center_img Share whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comlast_img read more

From ovary to uterus: studying the overlooked transport in between

first_img By Ike Swetlitz Feb. 7, 2017 Reprints From ovary to uterus: studying the overlooked transport in between Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED In the Lab Alex Hogan/STAT What is it? Log In | Learn More Tags research STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Five years ago, in a laboratory in Durham, N.C., Joy Winuthayanon lost a mouse embryo and found her calling: studying the oviducts, oft-neglected in the research world of reproductive biology, yet essential for fertilized eggs to make it into the uterus. “Most of the people study the ovary or the uterus,” said Winuthayanon, an assistant professor of molecular bioscience at Washington State University. “And the oviduct is just kind of there, being a tube.” GET STARTEDlast_img read more

W.H. Stuart ordered to halt all public transactions

Furthermore, Marilyn Stuart, part owner of W.H. Stuart, authorized the sale of mutual funds without the knowledge of a client, and had the proceeds placed into a subsidiary of the company, W.H Stuart Insurance Agency Ltd. The client’s advisor, an approved person with W.H Stuart, alerted securities regulators to the transaction and also confronted Stuart, who claimed the transaction had been made in error. Stuart used money from the subsidiary to re-purchase the mutual fund for the client. In its notice of application, the MFDA states that its investigation indicated that Stuart likely made other unauthorized transactions with all of the redemptions going to W.H Stuart or its insurance subsidiary. As such, the MFDA has placed several orders on the company, such as the suspension of all operating and trust accounts. Other orders made by the MFDA include: W.H Stuart must maintain a daily list of house accounts and reports on all activity on the accounts; the company cannot process any trades made in house accounts without MFDA approval; the dealer member cannot directly or indirectly make payments to an officer, director, partner, shareholder, related company, affiliate or associate of W.H Stuart without the written permission of a senior vice president of the MFDA; and W.H Stuart must provide the MFDA will access to all its books, record and emails, including those stored on computers, hard drives or any other electronic devices. Marilyn Stuart specifically is suspended from any securities related business and is banned from accessing or performing any transactions on W.H Stuart’s back office operating system. So, far neither Marilyn Stuart nor the company has co-operated with the MFDA’s investigation. In 2012, the self-regulatory organization found that W.H. Stuart “failed to comply with early warning requirement in 2009 by making payments to parties without the prior written consent of the MFDA.” W. H. Stuart fined $45,000 According to the notice of application, the Alberta Securities Commission has permanently banned Marilyn Stuart from acting as an officer and director for the illegal distribution of securities in Alberta. Related news BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Fiona Collie Facebook LinkedIn Twitter PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator The Toronto-based Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) has ordered W.H Stuart Mutuals Ltd. in Markham, Ont. to cease selling or opening any new accounts with the public as the fund dealer is likely to become undercapitalized. According to MFDA documents released on Wednesday, for the months of February and March 2013, W.H Stuart reported a risk adjusted capital (RAC) of less than $10,000. Such a low RAC means that W.H Stuart is likely to become undercapitalized in the event of a material liability. Keywords Mutual fund dealers,  EnforcementCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association read more

Canada’s biggest banks on the defensive over sales practice allegations

first_img Allegations of aggressive, and in some cases illegal, sales practices at several of Canada’s biggest banks have put top executives on the defensive at annual meetings this spring, with Bank of Nova Scotia’s CEO telling shareholders on Tuesday the reports are “largely unsubstantiated”. Brian Porter said that out of 400 million interactions between the bank’s clients and employees, Scotiabank received eight complaints about sales practices last year. TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Related news “We take each of those eight very seriously,” said Porter. “We investigate them. We’re proud of the bank. We’re proud of our employees. We’ve got very sound sales practices. We monitor and adjust them where we think it’s necessary.” Porter was asked by a shareholder to respond to the reports by CBC, which cited unnamed employees at Canada’s major banks who alleged they broke the law in order to meet sales targets and keep their jobs. Read: FAIR Canada calls on regulators to take action on banks’ sales practices Porter’s comments came on the heels of similar remarks made by Toronto-Dominion Bank’s CEO last week, who said that less than 100 of the complaints the bank received last year had compliance concerns. Bharat Masrani said during his company’s annual meeting on March 30 that TD has brought in a professional services firm to help the bank review its businesses in light of the reports. When asked by reporters if Scotiabank has any plans to launch a review or bring in external help, James O’Sullivan, head of Canadian banking, said the bank is constantly reviewing its businesses. “We’re constantly assessing the culture,” O’Sullivan said, adding that the bank started doing so long before the fallout at Wells Fargo last year. The U.S. bank publicly apologized and paid large penalties after it came to light that its employees had opened millions of unauthorized accounts and credit cards on behalf of clients. Bank of Montreal CEO Bill Downe also referenced Wells Fargo when asked by reporters about sales practice allegations. Downe said he has a “high degree of confidence” in the bank’s employees and that the bank has “rigorous disciplines” in place to make sure that top-level executives are aware of what’s happening on the sales floor. “We track incidents of customer or employee dissatisfaction and I’ve seen no movement in the numbers in the most recent period,” Downe told reporters after the bank concluded its annual shareholder meeting Tuesday. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has launched its own review of business practices in the financial sector, in light of the CBC report. The Canadian Bankers Association, which represents the country’s major banks, has said its members will co-operate with the investigation. Keywords Banking industry Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for bankscenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Alexandra Posadzki Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarterlast_img read more

MFDA fines DFSS $200,000 for failure to supervise rep

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Earlier this week, an MFDA hearing panel approved a settlement between MFDA staff and DFSS that sees the firm fined $200,000 and ordered to pay costs of $25,000 for various supervisory failures involving a Conrad Eagan, a former mutual fund representative. Eagan was permanently banned and fined $5 million by the MFDA last year, after the self-regulatory organization found that he misappropriated at least $3.5 million from clients, among various other offences, while he was a rep, first with DFSS and later with Worldsource Financial Management Inc. Read: MFDA bans advisor and fines him $5 million The MFDA is sanctioning DFSS for supervisory failures involving Eagan, including allegations that DFSS failed to properly investigate after discovering that he was acting as estate trustee for a client, failed to adequately supervise his trading activity, and failed to deal fairly with a complaint regarding his conduct. In settling the case, the DFSS admitted to the supervisory lapses. According to the settlement, had the firm conducted more robust oversight of Eagan, “it is more likely” that his misconduct could have been detected, or prevented, before he left the firm. The settlement also notes that, since 2011, DFSS has: > ramped up compliance staff that are responsible for trade supervision, investigations, and complaint handling; > changed the reporting structure of its compliance department; and > enhanced the technology and procedures that it uses in supervision and complaint handling. Photo copyright: serezniy/123RF Keywords EnforcementCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association IIROC reaches settlement with three former All Group reps serezniy/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BFI investors plead for firm’s sale The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) has sanctioned Desjardins Financial Security Services Inc. (DFSS) for supervisory failures involving a rep that misappropriated millions from his clients. Related news James Langton last_img read more

Thirty Young Men from March Pen Road to Receive Lifeguard Training as part of CSI Programme for At Risk Communities

first_imgThirty Young Men from March Pen Road to Receive Lifeguard Training as part of CSI Programme for At Risk Communities UncategorizedJanuary 9, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Thirty young men from the March Pen Road community in Spanish Town St. Catherine are set to benefit from Lifeguard training. The training is being organized by the Community Security Initiative (CSI) a social intervention programme of the Ministry of National Security in collaboration with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).The training arose from a meeting with CSI and the Club Hotel Riu where it was recommended that residents be trained to meet the growing employment demands of the tourist industry. The CSI has also arranged training for persons in Food Preparation and House Keeping to fit the criteria of the Tourist Industry. Club Riu has promised to assist with job placement of residents who are trained under the CSI programme.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Major Richard Reese addressed the young men at Arian’s Restaurant in Spanish Town yesterday (January 6, 2009). He used the opportunity to encourage them to turn their obstacles into stepping stones, noting that their presence was a demonstration of their interest and commitment.He expressed the hope that the programme will encourage them to achieve their goals. “Your life and future are in your hands. In order to achieve success you need to have the key and if you don’t know how to turn it the lock will remain closed” he said.The Permanent Secretary also encouraged them to start a process of self assessment then focus on what they need to do and correct it.Major Reese said they should work on building good work ethics and comply with the rules wherever they are employed. “As young men your journey is very challenging and it is up to you to assess what you need to do to be successful” he implored.The CSI operates in other communities such as Highlight View, August Town, Matthews Lane and Dunkirk in Kingston. It was started in 2005. RelatedThirty Young Men from March Pen Road to Receive Lifeguard Training as part of CSI Programme for At Risk Communities RelatedThirty Young Men from March Pen Road to Receive Lifeguard Training as part of CSI Programme for At Risk Communitiescenter_img RelatedThirty Young Men from March Pen Road to Receive Lifeguard Training as part of CSI Programme for At Risk Communities Advertisementslast_img read more

Preparing for disaster in Nepal

first_imgPreparing for disaster in Nepal The United NationsThe UN is scaling up its efforts to help Nepal, which faces numerous natural threats, to become more resilient, minimize human casualties and preserve livelihoods.Floods, landslides and wildfires are regularly occurring threats in Nepal, and the climate crisis is making such extreme weather events more frequent, and unpredictable.Working closely with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Nepalese Government is ensuring that the voices of marginalized groups, such as women, people with disabilities, and indigenous communities, are heard and taken into consideration in their plans, which include early warning systems, off-grids clean energy solutions, and reforestation. /UN News Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:clean energy, climate, climate crisis, crisis, disaster, energy, Government, Human, Indigenous, Nepal, UN, weatherlast_img read more

Your Week in Review – Episode 71 • August 2, 2019

first_imgYour Week in Review – Episode 71 • August 2, 2019Posted by Deborah DolphinDate: Friday, August 2, 2019in: Newsshare 0 Reporter Chris Brown highlights the news of the past week in a video podcast. See links to these stories below. Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). Posted by Chris Brown|Monday, July 29, 2019 |in : NewsWashington State Police seeking answers after car struck by bullet on SR-14 A vital software upgrade needed to allow the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s office to function could cost over half a million dollars.Read more I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Washington State Patrol is looking for information after a stray bullet struck a car on SR-14 eastbound in Vancouver last week, shattering the driver’s side window and in…Read more Name*Email*Website Port of Camas-Washougal to hold community open house Washington State Police seeking answers after car struck by bullet on SR-14 Posted by Jacob Granneman|Wednesday, July 31, 2019 |in : NewsPort of Camas-Washougal to hold community open house guestLabel Posted by Chris Brown|Monday, July 29, 2019 |in : NewsCounty prosecutor warns out of date software could cripple his office The 39th Washougal MX National took place this past weekend, and reporter Jacob Granneman was there to capture this sights and sounds.Read more It’s time for the 151st Clark County Fair The Port of Camas-Washougal is set to hold a community open house on Aug. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Port offices.Read more guestLabel 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments The 151st edition of the Clark County Fair is set for Aug. 2-11, and the Clark County Fair Association has created a lineup of features including the all-new Bug-o-logy,…Read more Washougal MX National: The annual event ‘featured near-perfect conditions and a massive crowd’ Three people are vying to fill the remaining two years on Vancouver City Council’s Position 2 seat.Read more Posted by Chris Brown|Tuesday, July 30, 2019 |in : NewsHerrera Beutler talks I-5 Bridge, Trump tweets in telephone town hall Posted by|Wednesday, July 31, 2019 |in : NewsIt’s time for the 151st Clark County Fair County prosecutor warns out of date software could cripple his office Posted by Ken Vance, Editor|Wednesday, July 31, 2019 |in : SportsPrimetime Baseball team heads to Senior Babe Ruth World Series Posted by Chris Brown|Wednesday, July 31, 2019 |in : NewsElection 2019: Three candidates facing off for Vancouver City Council position 2 Primetime Baseball, a team of players 18-and-under from Clark County, is headed to the 2019 Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Mobile, Alabama.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : National Night Out to be observed in Clark County Next : Election 2019: Seven vie for open Vancouver City Council Position 6 seatAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Election 2019: Three candidates facing off for Vancouver City Council position 2 Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, of the 3rd Congressional District, answered questions during a telephone town hall held Monday night.Read more Primetime Baseball team heads to Senior Babe Ruth World Series Name*Email*Website Posted by Jacob Granneman|Monday, July 29, 2019 |in : SportsWashougal MX National: The annual event ‘featured near-perfect conditions and a massive crowd’ Herrera Beutler talks I-5 Bridge, Trump tweets in telephone town halllast_img read more

New Subaru teaser hints at hotted-up WRX

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Whatever this car is, Subaru says it will be revealed at the Detroit auto show in January—”from Japan, with love.” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Trending in Canada “Something special from Subaru Tecnica International is coming to America for the first time ever” reads the description in Subaru’s latest teaser video for the upcoming WRX STI, suggesting the Japanese brand is going above and beyond for the sports sedan’s latest gen.Subaru recently trademarked the “S209” badge, which could mark the newest edition of a special series in the model’s range that started in 2000 with the S201.The series is more powerful than the standard STI, with, for example, the most recent S208 producing 329 horsepower and 319 lb-ft of torque from its 2.0-litre flat-four. S20(X) series cars have never yet seen American soil, but the patent application and video suggest we might finally see the upgraded version of the STI here.Autoblog reports the car shown in the video is distinguishable from STI RA shown earlier this year thanks to a few variations.The supposed S209 has a slightly different front fascia, with small winglets flanking the front intakes; and there are wider fender flares to match. Gold wheels are also back, while the rear wing provides some modicum of performance enhancement. ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSSubaruNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxurylast_img read more