first_imgIn July AngloGold announced its chief executive Kelvin Dushnisky was stepping down from his position less than two years into the job. Finance boss Christine Ramon has taken the helm in the interim period.  South African miner AngloGold Ashanti appoints Maria Ramos as chair Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Former Absa chief executive Maria Ramos has been appointed chair of AngloGold Ashanti. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images) Mining giant AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Maria Ramos as chair of the board following the resignation of Sipho Pityana.  Former Absa chief executive Maria Ramos has been appointed chair of AngloGold Ashanti. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images) Also Read: South African miner AngloGold Ashanti appoints Maria Ramos as chair Tuesday 8 December 2020 7:33 am “Ramos and the Board of Directors fully endorse the strategic direction of AngloGold Ashanti, and are supportive of the executive management team, led by Interim Chief Executive Officer Christine Ramon, which is delivering on this long-term business strategy,” the board added. Angharad Carrick whatsapp Pityana has served as chair for six years and joined the board in 2007. The miner noted the “significant contribution” made by Pityana since his appointment, including a 70 per cent reduction in its debt. “Ms Ramos brings to the role exceptional experience in leadership roles across both the private and public sectors,” AngloGold said in a statement. Before joining AngloGold, Ramos was chief executive of one of Africa’s largest banks, Absa, until her retirement in February 2019. She led the bank through the process of unbundling from its former UK parent Barclays.  Ramos has been a director of the company since May 2019 and served as chair of the Remuneration and HR Committee, and as a member of the Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee.  Prior to that she was the group chief executive of state-owned Transnet, South Africa’s largest freight transport and logistics company, for five years.  Share Former Absa chief executive Maria Ramos has been appointed chair of AngloGold Ashanti. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images) Also Read: South African miner AngloGold Ashanti appoints Maria Ramos as chair last_img read more

first_imgBusiness | Coronavirus | Economy | JuneauJuneau business owners hope for the best as Alaska closes bars, dining roomsMarch 18, 2020 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:Devils Club Brewery in downtown Juneau. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)Starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, eating and drinking establishments throughout the state will have to stop dine-in service.The health mandate announced by the state Tuesday instructs all bars, breweries, restaurants and other eating establishments to close dining areas and tasting rooms, and encourages them to instead offer delivery service or to-go orders. The mandate is in effect through at least April 1.“I think we’ll be able to ride it out. I mean, it’s definitely going to affect us and a lot of the small businesses in town, but we can stay optimistic,” said Lionel Uddipa, owner and chef at Red Spruce, a global street food eatery inside Forbidden Peak Brewery in Auke Bay.They’ll be offering pickup and delivery service and posting daily menus on social media. Wednesday features mushroom korma and spicy brisket stew.“We deliver pretty much anywhere in the Valley. All the way up to Fred Meyer,” Uddipa said. “But if we get calls from Lemon Creek and, like, the Twin Lakes area, we won’t say no.”He said they’re open to deliveries in other parts of town too. Many local restaurants are moving to a similar model.Devil’s Club Brewery started offering 20%-off discounts to anyone willing to order food to go earlier this week. Co-owner Evan Wood said that was meant to encourage social distancing.Now that the tasting room must close, they’ll drop the discount but continue offering growlers and food to go, starting with pizza night tonight.“We’re being as nimble as possible and adjusting every day to try to stay as stay as busy as possible and keep people employed, while making sure that we’re being safe to the community,” Wood said.Devil’s Club has an online store where people can buy merchandise to support the brewery. Many businesses have encouraged customers to purchase gift cards they can use when things eventually reopen.“The gift cards are a really, really good way of supporting local businesses in these times,” Wood said. “So, money you might have been spending at them anyways down the road. And if you can give that money to us now, it’s going to really help us float through this time of extreme adversity.”Bars owners have less options than breweries and restaurants right now. Leeann Thomas is a third-generation owner of the Triangle Club Bar downtown. She said she’s trying to stay positive and research options for keeping her staff on the payroll.Thomas plans to keep them busy right now with deep-cleaning the bar.The health mandate also requires all entertainment venues to close, including theaters, gyms and bowling alleys.The restrictions do not apply to grocery or convenience stores or soup kitchens.KTOO is putting together a Juneau restaurant guide with information for customers who want to order takeout or delivery during the dine-in suspension. Business owners and managers can submit ordering instructions here. As COVID-19 scare looms, small businesses in Juneau brace for tough times Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgThursday 14 May 2015 8:56 pm Share Express KCS LONDONERS haven’t lost the buzz of bargain-hunting, despite the rest of the UK seeing a small drop in shoppers on the High Street.The British Retail Consortium monthly measure of shopping activity released today found average footfall across the UK in April was 0.8 per cent lower than a year ago, down from a 0.2 per cent rise in March.Both town centre and shopping centre foot traffic measurements were down, with footfall at malls in April down three per cent compared to the same month in 2014.However, Greater London showed the greatest improvement, reporting positive footfall growth for the first time since March 2014, up 1.1 per cent year-on-year, as wage and job growth in the capital flow through in to town centres and malls. The figure is 1.6 percentage points above the three month average for the region.Diane Wehrle, retail insights director at Springboard said Easter had a UK-wide impact: “Only Easter Monday fell in April this year whilst in 2014 the entire Easter weekend did so, and so benefited from the trading advantages this brings.”Wehrle pointed to the high street shop vacancy rate, which dropped from 10.4 per cent in January, to 10.2 per cent in April, as a positive sign. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ British retail traffic lower in April but City shoppers buck the trend More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comlast_img read more

first_img Read more: Here’s how crazy people went for luxury London properties after the downturnMeanwhile, house prices for first time buyers rose 4.7 per cent to £167,730 – although that figure fell 0.9 per cent between August and September.But the figures also suggested the number of people buying properties across the country has plummeted, with 60,100 exchanges taking place in September, 11.9 per cent lower than during the same period last year.However, Paul Smith, Haart’s chief executive, suggested London won’t be behind for long.”This is likely to only be a temporary trend as the divergence between supply and demand is much greater in London than the rest of the UK and this will eventually push up prices.”In London there are 78 per cent more buyers chasing every property on the market than in the UK as a whole, resulting in a much more competitive property market.”  Wednesday 14 October 2015 10:06 am whatsapp Emma Haslett What a difference a few months can make. Having once been seen as pulling up average UK house price growth, it seems London is now having the opposite effect, dragging the national average down, according to new figures.The National Housing Market Monitor, by estate agent Haart, found UK house prices grew 10 per cent to £221,797 in the year to September. By contrast, that growth was 5.2 per cent in the capital, where the average price is now £521,383. whatsapp center_img The average UK house price is now growing at twice the rate of London property Share Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search Adszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeInteresticleMan Finds Wierd Cave In Scottsdale, Enters And Drops To His KneesInteresticle Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more

first_img What is it? Tags jobsSTAT+ By Ed Silverman Nov. 15, 2019 Reprints What’s included? About the Author Reprints Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Alex Hogan/STAT Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. 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.center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @Pharmalot Ed Silverman Log In | Learn More Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going.And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that PathAI hired Michael Montalto as chief science officer. Previously, he worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), where he was vice president and head of translational sciences, translational medicine. [email protected] Pharmalot GET STARTEDlast_img read more

first_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic SEE ALSO – Second place for Laois makeup star on BBC’s ‘Glow Up’ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleLaois GAA club pause all activities for ten days following close contact with positive Coronavirus caseNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, July 17, 2020 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Starting with the senior ladies team at 6pm, players will try to score 2,400 penalties by 6pm the following night.That is an average of two successful penalties every minute and adults will do the night shift with juveniles taking over from 9am onwards.While the final kick of the event will be reserved for a guest of honour.Chairman Tom Christle explained: “We have been blown away by the support so far.“We even have a group of GAA hardcores coming down at midnight Friday to take penalties for an hour.“Over the Coronavirus shutdown, we carried out a number of works at our club grounds.“We spent €11,000 on a new drainage system for our pitches while the clubhouse in Conor Davis Park received a makeover and a brand new car park.“At the same time, the staff in St Vincent’s were working hard to keep people safe and well during the Covid-19 pandemic.“So, half of what we raise will go directly to them too.“We like every other club have been hugely affected by the lack of income during Covid 19. We need to ensure the gates of Conor Davis Park stay open for our future generations.”You can donate to the fundraiser below: News Facebook Facebook Twitter A Laois soccer club have teamed up with a local hospital for a fundraiser which will get underway this evening.Mountmellick United have joined forces with St Vincent’s Hospital in the town for a joint fundraising venture.The club will run a 24-hour penalty challenge from 6pm tonight until 6pm on Saturday July 18.Already, almost €3,000 has been raised via the GoFundMe Page that has been set up.Players past and present will be taking penalties around the clock for 24 hours. TAGSMountmellick United Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport Soccer Almost €3,000 raised as Laois soccer club set to embark on 24… SportSoccer By Alan Hartnett – 17th July 2020 Electric Picnic WhatsApp Almost €3,000 raised as Laois soccer club set to embark on 24 hour marathon penalty shoot-out Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

first_imgLabor will bring back essential health services including maternity and permanent medical staff to Mersey Community Hospital Tasmanian LaborLabor will expand clinical services and establish the Mersey as a National Centre for Rural Health and Integrated Maternity CareLabor will ensure high-quality clinical care for the north-west communityOnly Labor is working for Tasmanians to deliver better health outcomesThe Mersey Community Hospital will be transformed into a National Centre for Rural Health and Integrated Maternity Care under a Majority Labor Government.Labor Leader Rebecca White said Labor’s vision would see the Mersey Hospital take advantage of its unique position as a national leader in high-quality clinical care, build on its regional and rural health workforce and deliver additional funding for building upgrades.“The Mersey Community Hospital provides critical health care to the community,” Ms White said.“Across the north-west the importance of the Mersey and North-West Regional Hospital cannot be underestimated and Labor has a plan to ensure they continue to meet the needs of Tasmanians for decades to come.“Labor will invest $2.5 million towards establishing the National Centre for Rural Health and Integrated Maternity Care and an additional $5 million for capital works at the Mersey.“It’s critical that maternity services are delivered at the Mersey. It’s critical that this hospital delivers for the north west community after the Gutwein Government disgracefully abandoned both staff and patients with its cruel cuts to resources and their neglect.”Shadow Minister for Health Dr Bastian Seidel said these investments would compliment Labor’s plan to employ an additional five full-time and permanent specialist medical doctors in specialties such as General Medicine, General Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.Additionally, the emergency department will be staffed by two additional Emergency Medicine Specialists. Labor is also funding an additional 15 permanent positions for nurses and midwives at the Mersey Community Hospital.As a National Centre for Rural Health and Integrated Maternity Care, the Mersey will also become the statewide training hub for Rural Generalist Doctors with specialist skills in Obstetrics, Anesthesiology, Emergency Care, Mental Health and Palliative Care, as well as Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Endoscopists.Labor also announced an additional 10 permanent medical specialist positions at the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie as well as two additional FTE permanent emergency medicine positions.Labor is also committed to provide $7.5 million to integrate maternity care with all other publicly available medical services at the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie. This will ensure the return of highly accessible, publicly funded and comprehensive and continuous care which will improve outcomes for mothers and children in the North West.“The Latrobe community is one of the fastest growing local government areas in Tasmania and it is only right that health services are in place to match this population growth,” Dr Seidel said.“The future of our north-west public hospitals is now.“The awful truth is the Liberal Government – with Peter Gutwein as Treasurer before he was gifted the Premiership – not only failed to fund the Mersey Hospital, but in fact ripped funding away making it near impossible for dedicated frontline staff to do their jobs.“Healthcare needs are ever evolving and planning and consultation with the community needs to be genuine and meaningful.“For seven years the Liberals have watched over a health system in crisis and Tasmanians cannot afford another four years of this government that is prepared to do nothing while more than 50,000 Tasmanians wait for an appointment to see a specialist and more than 12,000 wait in pain and often impossible circumstances for necessary surgery.“Only Labor is working for Tasmanians to ensure better health outcomes for everyone, no matter where they live.”Rebecca White MPLabor LeaderDr Bastian Seidel MLCShadow Health Minister /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Burnie, emergency care, emergency department, emergency medicine, Government, health, health minister, health services, healthcare, Latrobe, maternity care, mental health, obstetrics, palliative care, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassielast_img read more

first_imgA spotlight on the Black Lives Matter movementThe Black Lives Matter movement was founded in 2013 by Black activists Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. It has been growing ever since. But in the wake of Floyd’s death, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” rose to a prominence it has never had before. Its words were in people’s minds and on their lips, signs popped up in neighborhoods across the country and people marched in protests who had never done so before. Reiland Rabaka, professor of ethnic studies and director of the newly announced Center for African and African American Studies, noticed a significant shift in how his community responded to Floyd’s death, compared to the news of other Black Americans killed under similarly violent circumstances in recent years. “Something did happen very differently with the video footage of George Floyd, we have to be honest about that. It shook people even in spaces like Boulder, Colorado,” said Rabaka, who is African American. “They don’t realize how we’re treated, that those kinds of things are still happening to us.” Reiland teaches a course on the Black Lives Matter movement, and while the course has always been popular, he received renewed, eager interest from students and the local community to enroll in the spring of 2021. While it is unknown if the movement will continue to receive the same level of support and attention it has this past year, Rabaka is committed to educating students and the public about it. Increased interest in anti-racism educationThis past year, the United States’ vocabulary expanded to include “anti-racism.” It provides a word to describe the attitude and acts of those actively engaged in dismantling systemic and institutional racism––racism embedded through laws within society or an organization––as well as racism in their everyday lives. To help more people understand this term and learn how to be anti-racist, Jennifer Ho, professor of ethnic studies and director of the Center for Humanities and the Arts, and Shawn O’Neal, doctoral candidate in ethnic studies, created an online course on the educational platform Coursera. The course, Anti-Racism I, is free for the public. “Education is always going to be one of the things we need to address systemic inequality, particularly around race and racism,” said Ho, who is Asian American. Ho has seen an increase in demand for this type of educational content, not only in the wake of Floyd’s death, but also as a result of increased discrimination and violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, which she has frequently spoken about this past year. “There’s been an interest from the average person who wants to be able to do something different, who wants to be able to make a positive change,” said Ho. Reimagining policingThe public are now paying more attention to the overlapping issues of race, policing and the U.S. criminal justice system, according to Ben Levin, associate professor of law. “While these issues of race and police violence are hardly unprecedented,” said Levin, “what’s so important about a moment like this is that it invites people who otherwise weren’t focused on these issues to pay more attention.” Colorado has seen more legislative action than in the past, due partly to the fact there are more eyes on the problem. For instance, Senate Bill 217 is designed to “enhance law enforcement integrity” through increased transparency and accountability. Signed into law on June 19, 2020, it allows individuals harmed by police officers to bring civil suits in state courts here in Colorado in a way that they might not be able to in the federal courts, said Levin. “There’s still a bigger question, though, about what the impact of this will be on the institution of policing,” said Levin. “We don’t know whether departments will respond to these suits by altering the way they do business or officers will be deterred from using force based on a greater chance of civil liability.” But since June of 2020, the Denver Police Department has been working with a group of local organizations to run the Support Team Assistance Response program (STAR), where certain 911 calls are diverted to health professionals instead of police. According to a progress report, in its first six months the program responded to 748 incidents, none of which required police or led to arrests or jail time.Primarily as a result of Floyd’s murder, police presence and reputation both took a hit nationwide in 2020, according to David Pyrooz, associate professor of sociology and faculty associate in the Institute of Behavioral Science.In the second half of 2020, pedestrian and traffic stops in Denver fell by 50%, according to city and county data. That’s about 1,000 fewer stops made each week by police. “That’s a remarkable change,” said Pyrooz. “But it was the image of the police that took the largest hit. Gallup polling showed that for the first time in three decades, less than a majority of the general public maintained confidence in the police.” Yet at the same time, homicides are on the rise nationwide, and Denver is not exempt from this increase. Rising violent crime could pose challenges for those invested in reforming or reimagining police and changing how the system functions. “Continued calls for more policing means that there’s a heavy counterweight to any effort to move to decarceration, or to reduce reliance on policing and other criminal legal institutions,” said Levin.   Video footage has been in used in courtrooms as evidence for over 30 years, but with cell phones now constantly at hand, courtrooms are seeing an overwhelming amount of video footage in cases involving police violence. (Credit: Unsplash / Alice Donovan Rouse)  Published: May 24, 2021 • By Kelsey Simpkins Banner image: A mural at a memorial site for George Floyd. Photo by munshots on Unsplash.On May 25, 2020, then-police officer Derek Chauvin murdered Minneapolis resident George Floyd in full view of the public. Floyd’s death was caught on video and shared worldwide. In the days, weeks and months afterward, protests erupted around the globe in reaction to this lethal act of violence committed by a white police officer on a Black man. One year later, CU Boulder researchers shared their expertise with CU Boulder Today, examining four areas in which the United States has––and hasn’t––changed since that day, and the potential lasting impacts on social and political movements, education, policing and justice across the country. CU Boulder student athletes, administrators and community members marched from the Hill to the Pearl Street Mall in what was called the Buff March on June 5, 2020. (Credit: Bo Savage)center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The role of video evidence in courtThe use of video footage in a trial, as it was in Chauvin’s trial, is nothing new in the legal system, according to Sandra Ristovska, assistant professor of media studies. In fact, 30 years ago, video footage shot by a bystander was used in the courtroom during the historic trial of four Los Angeles police officers who brutally assaulted a Black man named Rodney King. That incident also kicked off a firestorm of national protests. Today, with the advent of smartphones and police body cameras, courtrooms are seeing an overwhelming amount of video footage in cases involving police violence. In the case of Floyd’s death, one bystander captured an uninterrupted video more than nine minutes long. In addition to several more bystander videos, other video evidence included at least five different police body cameras, security footage inside the store and video from one city surveillance camera. While in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the wide variety video evidence was consistent and corroborated by witness and expert testimonies, a surplus of video footage does not always bring us closer to justice. Video is just a fragment of evidence, Ristovska points out. It’s important to also consider what kind of narrative we construct around what we see and what other information exists to verify that narrative. “We may all see the same thing. But we may arrive at a different interpretation,” said Ristovska. “We’re prone to biases in how we interpret images.” In the same way that eyewitness testimony has been studied and led to advances in our knowledge of how memories can be affected by persuasion or trauma, video may not be as reliable as we assume it to be, she said. For example, attorneys on either side of a case have the power to frame video evidence, which can influence what a juror pays attention to and how they interpret what they see. Psychologists have already proven it’s possible to influence what a person does and does not see in a video, a principle known as selective attention. This principle is popularly demonstrated through a video used in the 1999 Harvard experiment, where viewers are instructed to count the number of times a basketball is passed between players wearing white T-shirts––while a person in a black gorilla suit walks through the scene, often completely unnoticed. “Video is here to stay,” said Ristovska. “And the more we’re seeing video, the more court systems need to think more carefully about the presentation of this evidence, the kind of instructions that juries should receive, and what training there should be for judges on the particularities of visual evidence and video.” Categories:Health & SocietyNews Headlineslast_img read more

first_imgPM Youth Awards Celebrates ‘Sweet Sixteen’JIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Related27TH COPA Meeting for Montego Bay This Weekend PM Youth Awards Celebrates ‘Sweet Sixteen’ JIS Think TankApril 1, 2014Written by: Elaine Hartman Reckord RelatedNew Rules Coming for KMTR Sub-Franchise Operators Story HighlightsThe Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence will be celebrating its “sweet sixteen” birthday this year with a number of changes.The Awards will be held under the theme, ‘Celebrating Jamaican Youth…The Courage of Perseverance’.Since 1998, the ceremony has highlighted youth excellence in academics, agriculture, entrepreneurship, the arts and culture, leadership, international achievement, sport, youth in service, and journalism. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img The Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence will be celebrating its “sweet sixteen” birthday this year with a number of changes, which the organisers say will make the 2014 staging one with a difference.The Awards, which is recognised as the most prestigious national honour bestowed upon outstanding young Jamaicans between 15 and 24 years, will be held under the theme, ‘Celebrating Jamaican Youth…The Courage of Perseverance’.Since 1998, the ceremony has highlighted youth excellence in academics, agriculture, entrepreneurship, the arts and culture, leadership, international achievement, sport, youth in service, and journalism.When the Youth Awards was announced in 1998, there were only four awardees, including Scripps Howard Spelling Bee Champion, Jody-Ann Maxwell, and Jamaican Footballer Ricardo “Bibi” Gardner.Over the years, the number of nominations have increased and this year, 41 young persons have been shortlisted from a total of 124 applications said Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Youth Award Selection Committee, Ohene Blake.“I know it’s a very special ceremony. Certainly, it is different from the previous years. We are aiming to showcase young people in excellence in a number of spheres, rather than the traditional Jamaican Youth in Concert that would normally accompany the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards,” he revealed.Mr. Blake said changes have also been made to the Awards policy and procedures.“We have made the criteria stricter, raised the short listing criteria to really get to the “cream of the crop” of young persons,” he said.Mr. Blake said the nomination process was also broadened to reach more youth. “We saw a large number of nominations coming from rural Jamaica, which was not the case in the previous years and we were really able to pull out and be able to assess the achievements of young persons, particularly in deep rural Jamaica,” he added.Mr. Blake noted that even persons who were not shortlisted “had very high standards of achievements.”“We have a responsibility as a society and a country, to promote and encourage those who are doing well to do even better so that they can bring up those who are in the middle and as a society we move forward,” he said.Noting the importance of parents and guardians in molding the youth, Mr. Blake stated that all the nominees interviewed had attributed their achievements to strong family and parental support.Addressing the programme’s impact on the youth, Mr. Blake said it is one of the many initiatives that have inspired young people to achieve. He stated that over the years at-risk youth have been invited to the ceremony to hear of the successes of other young persons.Additionally, he said, it has inspired the awardees “to excel and to do even better in their respective fields…it (the awards) has a great impact in saying, someone recognises what you are doing, particularly, in the thankless categories like voluntary service and youth work…or science where not many peers would take that route”.The Chairman said the Awards has helped to build the resilience of young persons, in spite of the many other distractions.“Reinforcing those young persons who are doing positive things helps to move the cohort in the right direction and it shows up in the good work that is being done as part of our holistic approach to youth development,” he added  pregnancy.Nineteen-year-old Gavin Samuels, who is a former student of Jamaica College, told JIS that he is elated to be one of the shortlisted nominees.“Just being nominated by my alma mater shows that I did, in fact, leave a stamp at Jamaica College and further, being a part of the shortlisted group shows that  the persons involved have a special interest in science and technology and that is something very important now-a-days,” he said.Mr. Samuels is the first president of the Jamaica College Robotics Team to bring his team to the world championships of the USFIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Competition in 2013.The team won the Inspire Award, which is the top award in the competition.Mr. Samuels has also participated in the Junior Achievement’s ‘I’m NEXT’ leader’s conference in Canada, where he won the Global Vision Award for his project proposal on affordable housing solutions.Nominated for the academics award, he is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in computer science with a minor in criminology at the University of the West Indies.Nominee, Theo Smith, who has been selected for the entrepreneurship award said receiving the award would mean a lot to him and his team.  He is the owner of catering company Great House Caterers, which began in 2011, and provides part-time employment for 20 persons.“It would mean a lot to me and my team who have also helped to put the company where it is today, which is in a very good place,” he said.He noted that he was not taken seriously when he started his business at the age of 22. “Everyone thought it was a joke but after working and making a lot of achievements and having a good reputation, people started to take it more seriously,” he said.Mr. Smith holds a Bachelors Degree in Food Service Management from the University of Technology.“For those interested in being an entrepreneur, I would definitely say make sure you have all the knowledge you can possibly have of the industry that you are in. Knowledge is key and no matter what age you are and how much you know, there is never too much knowledge and in a competitive environment, knowledge makes you better,” he said. RelatedMaritime Authority Ready for Expansion of Panama Canal Photo: JIS PhotographerChairman of the Prime Minister’s Youth Award Selection Committee, Mr. Ohene Blake, speaking about the awards to be handed out in April, at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, held on March 19, at the agency’s head office on Half-Way-Tree Road, Kingston. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_img Intelligence Brief: Assessing latest developments in 6G and healthcare Read more GSMA Intelligence Related Author HomeBlog Intelligence Brief: Have 6GHz decisions been hasty? On 13 August, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published its response to petitions made by public safety and utility companies to reconsider a decision to open up the entire 6GHz band for unlicensed use. A day later, Aviat Networks (a microwave network equipment company) announced the results of its tests on the effects of unlicensed device use at 6GHz on microwave point-to-point links operating in the same band, showing some interference for incumbent users in the band. The next day, a separate FCC filing was made by Google wanting to test a radio system working on the 6GHz band across 26 states in the US.While you may have missed or decided to ignore these recent pieces of news, they highlight an important mobile dynamic.The need for connectivity is greater than ever, driving demand for more spectrumGlobal lockdowns have emphasised we rely on connectivity like never before. Moving forward, shifts in patterns of work and entertainment will likely accelerate the need for higher network speeds and greater capacity. 5G networks will sit at the heart of a new ecosystem and will deliver a clear step-change in the capability and functionality of networks.Despite the impact of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the world has now clearly entered the 5G era. As of the end of the second quarter, GSMA Intelligence figures showed 5G was commercially available from 87 operators in 39 markets worldwide. The global number of 5G connections stood at 57 million and will rise to nearly 145 million by the end of 2020, as more markets see 5G launches and adoption levels in the early-adopter markets ramp.Mid-band spectrum (1GHz to 6GHz) is key for the success of 5G. With the growth in mobile data traffic, a trend set to accelerate with the widespread launch of 5G networks, operators will require access to growing amounts of spectrum to meet demand. While the 3.5GHz band has emerged as key for 5G at a global level, offering the optimum balance of coverage and capacity, the 6GHz band could play a role in the future of 5G, allowing additional access to much sought-after mid-band spectrumCurrent and proposed uses of the 6GHz bandThe 6GHz band (5,925MHz to 7,125MHz), as recent news suggests, has garnered attention as it is being considered for a number of new uses: licensed 5G and unlicensed uses such as RLAN, Wi-Fi and unlicensed 5G. The band currently has incumbent users including fixed links for mobile backhaul and fixed satellite service. Use of the upper part of the band (6,425MHz to 7,125MHz) will be discussed at WRC-23, with a view to opening it for IMT applications such as 5G.While some countries are considering using, or have decided to use, the band for unlicensed applications, others have committed to different plans. The US supports unlicensed use for all of the band, while Europe opted for unlicensed use in the lower part only (below 6,425MHz). China, meanwhile, supports the use of the entire 6GHz band for licensed 5G.Early decisions on band for unlicensed use may be hastyLooking at the current regulation being developed around the unlicensed use of the 6GHz band, there are already a lot of differences. The most notable are around frequency ranges, radiated power levels, indoor and outdoor restrictions and use of databases to protect incumbent services in band. The lack of coordination is likely to lead to interference issues, with many of the benefits of harmonisation unrealised.Further, countries that allow unlicensed use of the 6GHz band at this early stage will find it difficult to reverse the decision and clear the band at a later stage. We saw the effects of such a process not long ago in Europe. CEPT’s efforts to clear the 3.5GHz band, move incumbents out and reorganise it have been strenuous. There was an impact in terms of delays in assigning spectrum, which meant some countries could only make available relatively small amounts of spectrum, creating scarcity and driving up spectrum prices. The results of the spectrum auction in Italy where operators paid €4.02 billion for such little spectrum are a bitter reminder.The case for licensed use is robustThe benefits of spectrum harmonisation are well known and proven. Harmonisation refers to the uniform allocation of frequency bands across entire regions, not just individual countries. Uniform allocation typically leads to a much broader ecosystem in terms of technology, equipment and general engineering expertise. It also promotes confidence among equipment manufacturers and service providers to invest. It ultimately benefits consumers through the realisation of significant economies of scale, lower costs of deployment for operators and rapid rollout of new services. Without spectrum harmonisation it is unlikely that mobile would have become the success story it is today. And that is one of the main reasons why countries try as much as possible to be aligned, with the ITU and WRC leading this important development.The payback for harmonisation is further complemented by the licensed use of spectrum, which brings two additional significant benefits: greater reliability and better network performance.While some may argue there is a certain momentum around the new use of the 6GHz spectrum band, it’s important not to overlook some of these important considerations.A rushed decision now can lead to difficulties reversing further down the track.– Dennisa Nichiforov-Chuang – lead analyst, spectrum, GSMA IntelligenceThe editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. 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