Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards, commissions, and task forces.Board of Registration for Soil ScientistsThe Governor made four new appointments to the board, who will serve until June 30, 2023:Robert Jones (Carlisle), project manager with the Indiana Department of Natural ResourcesJessique Haeft (Huntington), assistant professor of natural resources at Ball State UniversityRebecca Langford-Willis (Evansville), owner of Rebecca Langford LLCLinda Mauller (South Bend), former environmental director with the St. Joseph County Health DepartmentThe Governor also made one reappointment to the board, who will serve until June 30, 2023:Thomas Eickholtz (Kendallville), soil consultant with Eickholtz, Inc.Environmental Rules BoardThe Governor made one new appointment to the board, who will serve until June 30, 2023:Michael Schuler (Sellersburg), president of Schuler Homes, Inc.Indiana Election CommissionThe Governor made one new appointment to the commission, who will serve until July 1, 2021 and will also serve as chair of the commission:Paul Okeson, executive vice president of Garmong Construction Services.The Governor also made one reappointment to the commission, who will serve until July 1, 2021 and will also serve as vice-chair of the commission:S. Anthony Long (Boonville), founding attorney of Long & Mathies Law FirmIndiana Housing & Community Development Authority Board of DirectorsThe Governor made one new appointment to the board, who will serve until June 30, 2022:G. Michael Schopmeyer (Evansville), partner with Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLPIndiana Public Retirement System Board of TrusteesThe governor made two reappointments to the board, who will serve until June 30, 2023:The Honorable Tera Klutz, Auditor of the State of IndianaThe Honorable Kelly Mitchell, Treasurer of the State of IndianaIndiana State Board of EducationThe governor made three new appointments to the board:William Durham (Indianapolis), director of The Excel Center-Meadows, will join the board and will serve until June 30, 2021.Pete Miller (Avon), director of business intelligence for IU Health Revenue Cycle Services, will join the board and will serve until June 30, 2023.Kristin Rentschler (Columbia City), teacher at Columbia City High School, will join the board and will serve until June 30, 2023 Land Resources CouncilThe Governor made one new appointment to the council, who will serve until June 30, 2023:The Honorable Tom DeBaun, Mayor of ShelbyvilleNonemergency Medical Transportation CommissionThe Governor made twelve appointments to the new commission, who will serve terms staggered as follows:Serving until June 30, 2021:Lorraine Bigsbee (Indianapolis), representing fee-for-service recipientsSarah Chestnut (Indianapolis), director of public policy and technical assistance with the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (INARF)Dr. Michael Kaufmann (Brownsburg), EMS Medical Director for the State of IndianaGary Miller (Highland), former owner of PROMPT Medical TransportationAndrew VanZee (Indianapolis), vice president of operational improvement and technology at the Indiana Hospital AssociationRob Zachrich (Atlanta, GA), COO of Southeastrans Cindy Wolfer (Fort Wayne), associate with Rothberg Logan & WarscoSchool Accountability PanelThe Governor made two appointments to the new panel, who will serve until Dec. 31, 2021:Jody French (Leopold), principal of Perry Central Jr./Sr. High SchoolB.J. Watts (Evansville), teacher and coach with the Evansville Vanderburgh School CorporationWomen’s Suffrage Centennial CommissionThe Governor made seven appointments to the new commission, who will serve until June 30, 2021:Keira Amstutz (Indianapolis), president & CEO of Indiana HumanitiesElaine Bedel (Indianapolis), president of the Indiana Economic Development CorporationKathy Cabello (Indianapolis), owner of Cabello AssociatesJoyce Rogers (Indianapolis), vice president for development and external relations for the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs at Indiana UniversityDanielle Shockey (Carmel), CEO of Girl Scouts of Central IndianaJudy Singleton (Indianapolis), co-founder of Singleton Associates, LLCRose Wernicke (Indianapolis), president of the Indianapolis PropylaeumFOOTNOTE: The Governor also designated Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch to serve as chair of the commission. Serving until June 30, 2022:o Kim Dodson (Westfield), executive director of The Arc of Indiana The Governor made nine appointments to the new commission, who will serve until June 30, 2021:James Carlberg (Carmel), partner with Bose McKinney & Evans LLPThe Honorable J. Terrence Cody (New Albany), judge of the Floyd Circuit CourtBarry Cushman (Notre Dame), John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law SchoolDonald Hopper (Indianapolis), partner with Harrison & Moberly, LLPJeffrey Kolb (Vincennes), senior partner with Kolb Roellgen & Kirchoff LLPJames Martin (Merrillville), attorney with Martin & MartinSara Shade (Muncie), attorney with Beasley & Gilkison, LLP Kip White (Covington), attorney with Fountain Trust Company Serving until June 30, 2023:Dr. Jennifer Walthall, director of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration. The Governor has also designated Dr. Walthall as chair of the commission.Probate Code Study Commission FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail James Fry (Clay City), CEO of Steadfast Transportation, LLCSherri Hampton (Morgantown), vice president of field accounting with American Senior CommunitiesKristen LaEace (Indianapolis), CEO of the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on AgingAmanda McClure (Carmel), Indiana regional lead social worker with Fresenius Kidney Care
The annual National Association of Master Bakers (NA) business seminar on 29 October was attended by around 70 people.The seminar was held at the Landmark Hotel in London. The speakers were Mike Holling of Birds of Derby on seasonal opportunities and Paul Morrow MD of British Bakels on the future of the baking industry.George Fuller, who runs a retail business in East Yorkshire, also gave a talk on how wholesaling was becoming a more important part of his business.The forum was opened by Noel Grout, chairman of the NA and owner of bakery chain BB Grout.
Stranded coal assets a major concern for Indian banking sector FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Economic Times:Deep in the jungles of eastern India lies an abandoned power plant, a warning symbol for the $38 billion of additional bad loans which are about to engulf the country’s banks.Like many of India’s power stations, the Jharkhand project had all the markings of success when a group led by State Bank of India lent about $700 million five years ago to build it. There’s abundant coal and water in the area, a rail track was set to run through the premises, and its promise of 1,080 megawatts of electricity was alluring in a country that faces persistent power shortages and blackouts.Yet today it stands deserted and Indian banks have had to write off three quarters of their loans, after selling the operating company to a specialist in distressed debt. Haircuts of that magnitude are now expected across the whole power sector in India, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, suggesting local banks face a new $38 billion wave of losses. That would be more than four times the $9 billion they’ve written off from a previous tide of bad loans from India’s troubled steel sector.“It is the largest bad-loan risk in the country,” said Vinayak Bahuguna, chief executive officer of Asset Reconstruction Co. of India Ltd., the firm which bought the Jharkhand plant from its creditors in 2015, about two years after construction stopped. “Just as the banks are beginning to put the stress on steel accounts behind them the power accounts are emerging as the new pain point.”India’s banks, which have some of the highest stressed asset ratios globally, are under mounting pressure from regulators to clean up their books as the government attempts to revive loan growth and boost the economy. That is likely to intensify the reckoning they face from lending to India’s power sector, which is plagued by fuel shortages and difficulties negotiating long term supply contracts with the country’s debt-laden electricity distributors. The problem is especially acute for state-owned banks, which are already reeling under the weight of their problem debts. Out of 21 government-controlled lenders, accounting for more than two thirds of the total loans in India, 19 reported losses in the three months to March 31.After taking haircuts of between 40-60 percent on their loans to troubled steel projects, the banks face a 75 percent loss ratio on their power lending, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimate.More: Abandoned power plant a $38 billion warning sign for Indian banks
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Stealing Christmas decorations from Long Island homes may guarantee landing on Santa’s naughty list, but thieves who struck this holiday season also caught the attention of Nassau and Suffolk county police.Authorities received at least 20 reports of holiday-related thefts or criminal mischief over the past month, although that statistic is likely a fraction of such cases when factoring in crimes that go unreported. Stats were unavailable for thefts of packages containing holiday gifts stolen from outside homes before recipients retrieved them.Most recently, Suffolk Police Hate Crimes Unit detectives said they are investigating the theft of a baby Jesus statue from a nativity scene in front of St. Mary’s Church on West Main Street in East Islip between 1:15 p.m. Christmas Day and 9 a.m. Dec. 26.A month prior, 31-year-old Tinisha Delacruz was arrested for stealing an inflatable snowman from the front lawn of a house on Ackerman Street in her hometown of Central Islip, police said. She was charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance.A Suffolk police spokeswoman said that those were the only two Christmas-related thefts that she was aware of, and that the agency cannot search theft reports by the type of item stolen.In Nassau, police reported nine stolen Star Shower Laser Light Projectors, five stolen inflatable holiday decorations—including an eight-foot Polar Bear, Santa Claus, Grinch, snow man and an 11-foot Hanukkah decoration—and three other types of decorations stolen from Massapequa and Manhasset. At least one victim reported that someone cut the cord to their Christmas lights.Of course, none of this is a new phenomenon. Among the most notable cases in recent memory came in 2011, when a thief went as far as stealing cash from the kiosk where parents took their children to meet Santa Claus at Walt Whitman Mall in South Huntington.
Topics : Beijing will see a “cliff-like” drop in new cases in the current coronavirus outbreak by the end of this week with efforts to control the spread of infections in the Chinese capital underway, said an expert at the national health authority.The city of over 20 million people reported its first case linked to a wholesale food center in the southwest of Beijing in the latest wave on June 11. So far, 236 people have been infected in the worst outbreak in Beijing since COVID-19 was identified at a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan late last year.Beijing reported on Monday nine new cases for June 21, sharply down from 22 a day earlier. “If you control the source, and cut the chain of transmission, the number will have a cliff-like drop,” Wu Hao, a disease control expert from the National Health Commission, told state television in an interview aired on Sunday night.Millions in Beijing have had their daily lives upended by the resurgence of the disease over the past 11 days, with some fearing the city is headed for a lockdown.Beijing is not headed for a “flood-like” lockdown, unlike early efforts in Wuhan when little was known about the virus, Wu said, adding lockdown procedures have been more targeted this time.To control the spread of the virus, Beijing has so far designated four neighborhoods as high-risk and 37 as medium-risk. In medium-risk neighborhoods, people can leave and enter, subject to temperature checks and registration, but apartment blocks with two confirmed cases or more are totally locked down. In high-risk neighborhoods, an entire residential compound is locked down if there is even one infection in the community.To identify carriers, Beijing has been conducting tests on what it deems as higher-risk groups such as restaurant workers and food and parcel couriers. Residents in some low-risk neighborhoods have also been tested. As of June 20, about 2.3 million people have been tested.”We’ve to live with the virus for the long term before a vaccine is available,” said Bill Yuan, 28, an IT worker.”There might be a few new infections all the time. If it [an outbreak] happens, we’ve to stay alert for a while and quarantine [the patients]. Then go back to work when it’s gone.”
“We’re working hard on developing the Merah Putih vaccine, but we hope all layers of society won’t expect too much — thinking that we already have the vaccines so we can loosen [health protocols] and that all the problem will end with a vaccine,” said Amin Soebandrio from the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology.Indonesia’s Merah Putih candidate vaccine, named after the colors of the national flag, has yet to enter the pre-clinical phase and is not expected for mass production by Bio Farma until 2022.Read also: What you need to know about Indonesia’s vaccine developmentAmin said that even with vaccines ready for public use, it did not mean the “virus would be gone” because the process to build immunity among those vaccinated, who in turn will protect those yet to be or not vaccinated, would be gradual rather than instant.”We want to achieve the so-called true herd immunity, which is developed through vaccination,” he said. “Indonesia has a large population. If [the threshold of vaccination coverage was to reach] 70 percent, then we’d have to vaccinate some  million people; and we couldn’t possibly get to everyone in a week or two.”Achieving herd immunity would not only protect those vaccinated, but also immunocompromised individuals and those not yet vaccinated, hence preventing outbreaks.Bio Farma’s research and development project integration manager Neni Nurainy said that how far vaccines could protect the people would depend on their eventual efficacy, and whether people could possibly go back to their normal pre-pandemic life would also depend on the vaccination coverage to achieve the desired herd immunity.According to the World Health Organization, no vaccine is 100 percent effective — most routine childhood vaccines are effective for 85 to 95 percent of recipients and not all vaccinated persons develop immunity for a variety of individual reasons.In another vaccine-making scheme, Bio Farma has partnered with China’s Sinovac Biotech to roll out the last phase of clinical trials on humans for Sinovac’s potential vaccine, and if it proves effective, it expects to produce 40 million doses in the first stage.”In order for people to remain productive, people in the seven hardest-hit regions will be vaccinated first; Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Bandung; big cities where the case numbers are high. So not all provinces will be given [the vaccine at first],” clinical trial research team leader and Padjadjaran University professor Kusnandi Rusmil said.Read also: Wanted: Volunteers for first human trial of COVID-19 vaccine in IndonesiaThe high hopes for vaccines are justified, epidemiologist at Airlangga University Laura Navika Yamani said, but there was always the possibility of candidate vaccines failing, such as with HIV, or not working as well as expected.A working vaccine, she said, typically also needed further studies to find out whether the antibodies formed would remain strong enough or wane as time passed, and, therefore, require booster doses.”Vaccines do bring hope, but it shouldn’t be the only hope. Don’t be too transfixed on vaccines so that if they fail, we’ll be too disappointed […] There are many other efforts we can make to contain COVID-19,” she said.Another concern was the vaccination coverage rate needed to reach herd immunity, which varied according to viruses’ characteristics, such as their reproduction number, Laura said.She said that even with existing vaccines, Indonesia faced difficulties reaching the threshold, for several reasons, such as the vast geographical distances between regions, poor logistics, misinformation and antivaccine stances fueled by religious concerns over the vaccines’ ingredients.Production capacity of COVID-19 vaccines to meet the needs of all Indonesians is also a concern, hence authorities should communicate early to the public about any prioritized target groups, such as younger people who could produce antibodies better than the elderly, to prevent social jealousy, Laura said.”What we want is to develop immunity through vaccination, not through natural infection. One of the ways to end the pandemic is to have people infected naturally, but if we let this go on now there’ll be victimized groups. Susceptible groups will die,” she said. “With the COVID-19 mortality rate in Indonesia and globally now at around 4 percent, are we ready for that?”Topics : COVID-19 cases and deaths, meanwhile, continue to soar. The government reported 1,882 new cases and 69 new deaths on Thursday, pushing the national tally to 118,753 confirmed cases — including 43,108 active cases — and 5,521 fatalities.Government officials have nevertheless echoed Jokowi’s sentiment. State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir, who also helms the national economic and COVID-19 recovery committee, has claimed that state pharmaceutical holding company Bio Farma is ready to produce 250 million doses of a vaccine, although no vaccine has yet been approved for commercial use.Experts firmly believe that vaccines will be effective in arming the people to better fight the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease, and thus help to contain the pandemic sooner, as they have done with many other diseases.However, many also believe that vaccines should not be seen as the only way out and that trials under way might fail. Even if they do succeed, experts say that the vaccines’ efficacy may vary and immunity developed by vaccines may not last forever, while it might also take some time to leverage the vaccination drive in Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago of some 271 million people. The possible development of a vaccine has brought as much hope to Indonesia as it has to any other country battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in late July that he expected that next year the Indonesian economy would be able to recover and that a vaccine would be discovered and mass vaccination for “all the people in the country” would be rolled out.Indonesia saw its GDP contract 5.32 percent in the second quarter of this year, the worst contraction since the 1998 Asian financial crisis, and unemployment haunts around 10 million people.
Advertisement Comment The Gunners have largely been impressed with their summer signing’s phsyicality (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are keeping a close eye on William Saliba and have been impressed with his physicality, though there are reportedly a few areas of concern they hope to improve.The young French centre-back was signed over the summer and immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 season, though was injured at the start of the campaign.He made his first Ligue 1 start shortly before the international break, keeping a clean sheet in an impressive display as Saint-Etienne beat Lyon 1-0. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 15 Oct 2019 10:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.4kShares Saliba visited London Colney to train during his recovery from a hamstring injury (Picture: Getty)Speaking about Arsenal’s signing of Saliba earlier this summer, manager Unai Emery said: ‘We’re delighted William is joining us. Many teams wanted him but he decided he wanted to come to us and be part of our future.‘He will stay in France next season for more experience and then we look forward to him joining our group.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Saliba kept Lyon’s star-studded attack at bay in his last outing (Picture: Getty)During his initial hamstring recovery – which saw him miss the first seven games of the season – Saliba made the trip to England to visit Arsenal’s London Colney training base.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, the Gunners are already working closely with their summer signing and have been impressed with his ‘physical prowess’.However, they have noted a few areas of concern where he needs to improve, particularly his groin strength.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThere is no great drama surrounding those little issues though, and Arsenal know he’s still young and can improve, while their facilities and staff are far superior to those at Saint-Etienne.The club are confident Saliba will be able to come in and compete for a first-team role next season and are continuing to remain in regular contact with him. Arsenal impressed with William Saliba but have a few concerns after visits to London Colney Advertisement
Source: DWSAsoka WöhrmannHe has held various other roles at Deutsche Bank and DWS including global CIO for fixed income, equity, and multi asset; global head of foreign exchange; head of absolute return strategies; and portfolio manager for international bonds.In a message to employees today Woehrmann said DWS “needs to show how our asset management business adds value”.Karl von Rohr, supervisory board chairman of DWS Group, said: “Asoka Woehrmann knows our company, our clients across the world and the asset management industry like the back of his hand. This makes him an excellent choice to secure the global, sustained success of the DWS Group.” Asoka Woehrmann has been appointed chief executive officer of DWS Group, taking over from Nicolas Moreau, the €692bn asset manager announced this afternoon.The supervisory board of Deutsche Bank also appointed Woehrmann permanent senior group director for the asset management business.Moreau would cease to be a managing director of the group at the end of the year, Deutsche Bank said, while Woehrmann’s appointment was to take effect immediately.Moreau’s exit comes just two years after he joined from AXA France, where he was CEO. In his tenure at DWS he oversaw a company-wide rebrand and restructure as well as its IPO earlier this year. Woehrmann joined Deutsche Bank in 1998 and was most recently responsible for Deutsche Bank’s private clients business in Germany. Prior to 2015 Woehrmann was responsible for the asset management business’s fund management platform as global CIO. Nicolas Moreau addresses the PRI conference earlier this yearHe added: “Nicolas Moreau has performed a great service over the past two years by leading the transformation at DWS Group. We would like to thank him for resolutely driving the IPO and setting the course for future success.”DWS has also reshuffled its senior distribution staff, creating four regional leadership positions.
13 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews DOMFESTA activities continue here this week by: – May 17, 2011 Share Chief Cultural Officer, Mr. Raymond Lawrence. Photo credit: GIS NewsPrimary School students in Dominica are today displaying their skills in spelling Creole words.The event forms part of activities to celebrate DOMFESTA in Dominica this month.Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence says there are nine contestants taking part in this morning’s competition-the finals of this year’s Creole Spelling B competition.The competition begins from 10:am at the Arawak House of Culture.Meantime a song writing workshop tutored by Gregory Rabess will also get underway later this afternoon.Lawrence gives an update on other activities to be held this week. Dominica Vibes News Share
Share 22 Views no discussions Tweet LocalNews The power of the preposition by: – March 19, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Many years ago, while I was studying theology in Rome, I remember a discussion I had with a friend on some aspect of St. Paul’s theology. I don’t remember exactly what we were talking about, but what has always remained with me was my friend’s observation at one point that the whole of St. Paul’s theology was summarized by the phrase “in Christ.”In fact St. Paul uses the phrase “in Jesus” only once, in a key passage, where the difference with “in Christ” is very clear. Giving the Ephesians some correction, he writes: “That…is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus (Eph. 4:20-21). The truth “in Jesus” refers to the truth about Jesus, the historical person, who lived at a certain time and in a certain place. The truthyou were taught “In Christ,” on the other hand, refers to truth drawn a spiritual relationship to a person no longer limited in that way, an interior truth drawn from the risen Lord, everliving and everywhere present.Now, scholars, I have read, say the same about St. John use of the preposition, and one sees it from the outset of the Gospel in the famous sentence in the first chapter. “Yes, God so loved the worldthat he gave his only Son,so that everyone who believes in him may not be lostbut may have eternal life.”What is it to believe “in him”? We may contrast the use of “in” here with more standard uses. First, in as location: you are sitting in the pews and looking at me. Or we are all in Church. Next, in as negativing adjectives, e.g., incapable, incurable, inattentive. Or as an adverb: She mixed in the spices with the flour. Another good example, which comes closer to the meaning here is the very familiar phrase “in love.” There’s a difference, as everyone knows, between “I love” and “I am in love.” If a husband were to tell his wife, for example, ‘I love you, but I’m not in love with you,’ she would get the difference immediately; she would know that something has been withdrawn or gone elsewhere. The difference would turn on the issue of intimacy and belonging.Similarly, the difference between I believe you and I believe in you. ‘I believe you’ would apply to situationswhere I have no reason to doubt that you are not telling me the truth.‘I believe in you,’ on the other hand,would mean since it is you and not somebody else who’s telling me the truth, I believe it. The difference would turn on thelevel of trust and reliance.To believe in the Lord similarly means more than believing that he exists.‘Believe in’ intensifies belief. It adds a special connection and special trust.The story is told — it is a story, I think –of Houdini, the magician, and his high-wire walk across Niagara Falls. Houdini asks the audience watching from below whether or not he could walk across the falls on the high wire high above it. The crowd shouts back, “Yes, you can.” Houdini then loads a wheel barrow onto the high wire and asks the crowd again: “Do you believe that I can take that wheel barrow across?” “Yes,” they shout. “You can do it.” Next Houdini fills the wheel barrow with a sack of sand, weighing a hundred and fifty pounds. “Can I take the wheel barrow with the 150 pounds of sand across the high wire?” The crowd shouts louder still, “Yes, you can.” Then Houdini pauses and quietly asks for a volunteer to get into the wheel barrow and he will take them across on the high wire. No one volunteers. No, no, no. No one wanted to do that. It’sone thing to believe that Houdini could move 150 pounds across the wire, but quite another thing to put your life in his hands, to get into the wheelbarrow and have him take you across the falls. You would have to really believe in him, to do that.That’s what belief in Christ means. It means to get into his wheelbarrow, and trust that he will take you across to wherever you need to go, and it is to do so without hesitation.Most of us may experience a little hesitation in our hearts when the matter is put that way. We would like to trust like that, but we do not know whether we will or not in extremity. Our prayer of faith should from time to time include a desire for more faith, and a prayer for mercy on the faith that we have.Meanwhile, the whole purpose of the gospel of John is to encourage and persuade us to believe in Christand toentrust ourselvesto him. We are to put our lives in his care and in his direction, our futures, our past, our present, our families, and our children. To believe in him is to put all of it into his hands. By: Henry Charles PhD Share