Denmark slashes interest rate for the second time this week

first_img Denmark slashes interest rate for the second time this week Thursday 22 January 2015 10:22 am 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Denmark’s central bank has cut its main interest rate for the second time this week, The Danmarks Nationalbank aid it has taken its main deposit rate to -0.35 per cent from -0.2 per cent,   Jessica Morris Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

A scrappy crew of biotechs is working on a new wave of schizophrenia medicines

first_img [email protected] About the Author Reprints By Meghana Keshavan Aug. 17, 2018 Reprints Biotech Correspondent Meghana covers biotech and contributes to The Readout newsletter. Tags biotechnologySTAT+ Biotech @megkesh Adobe What is it? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDcenter_img GET STARTED Log In | Learn More 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. A scrappy crew of biotechs is working on a new wave of schizophrenia medicines Meghana Keshavan 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? Schizophrenia is a devastating, all-too-common neuropsychiatric illness — and it’s long bedeviled scientists.It’s one thing to keep the hallucinations in check: Decades-old antipsychotics will generally do the trick. But there is no treatment for other debilitating symptoms of the disease: listlessness, memory loss, a general inability to find any joy in life.last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Monday, March 12, 2018

first_img Deaths in Laois – Monday, March 12, 2018 Facebook Council Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Monday, March 12, 2018 Deaths RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 12th March 2018 Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Ned ConnollyGreen Road, Portlaoise, LaoisMuch loved brother of Jim and Paddy. Deeply regretted by his loving family. sisters in law. nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise on Monday from 7:00pm with rosary recital at 9:00pm. Removal on Tuesday morning at 9:15am to arrive at SS Peter & Paul’s Church for 10:00am requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.Bernadette Hyland (née Cunningham)3 Miners Walk, Newtown, Crettyard, Laois/Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon/Athy, KildareFormerly of Banada, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon). Suddenly, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny on Sunday 11th March, 2018. Sister of the late Mary. Deeply mourned by her loving husband Ned, sons Dylan and Jake, her parents Michael Joe and Mary (Cunningham), brothers Thomas, Micháel and John, sisters Noreen, Carmel, Kathleen, Martina and Christina, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandson Harrison, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Funeral arrangements later.John MaloneColt, Ballyroan, LaoisPeacefully, at his residence, in the loving care of his family. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, sons Michael and Gerard, daughters Ann-marie and Sharon, grandchildren, brothers, sister, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends.Reposing at his residence on Saturday from 2pm to 6pm with rosary at 5pm. Removal on Sunday to St. Fintan’s Church, Raheen, for 11am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Sunday morning, by request.Olive Colter (née McCann)Colter, Olive (née McCann) died peacefully, following a short illness. Beloved sister of Brian and daughter of the late Paddy and Anne (Portlaoise). Very sadly missed by Brian, daughter Angela, sister-in-law Hilary, nieces and nephew, Isobel, Sophie and Nicholas and grandchildren Paddy and Daisy.Cremation Service has taken place in the UK. Olive’s interment service will take place will in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise on Saturday, 10 March, at 11.30 am.Tom NaughtonPortarlington, Laois/Athlone, Westmeath/WicklowDied in the wonderful care of the staff of St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. Predeceased by his loving wife Frances. Deeply regretted by his loving children Fran, Martin, Brian, Angela, Una and Tom , daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, partner sister Catherine, grandchildren Ciara, Aoife, Chloe, Sarah, Emma, Cormac, Caoimhe and Roisin, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest In Peace. Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Friday from 4:30pm with Removal at 6:50pm arriving St Michael’s church Portarlington at 7:30pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s cemetery Portarlington.Lar Dooley29 Dr Murphy place, Portlaoise, LaoisLar died in the loving care of all the staff in St Vincent’s Hospital, Mountmellick. Beloved husband of the late Mary and predeceased by his son John. Much loved father of Mary. Deeply regretted by his loving family, brother Fint, sister-in-law Monica, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, extended family, relatives, friends and neighbours. May Lar Rest In PeaceReposing in the Chapel of Rest at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise from 5:00pm on Thursday with rosary recital at 8:00pm. Removal on Friday morning at 9:30am to arrive at SS Peter & Paul’s Church for 10:00am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.Mary SealeThe Elms, Forest Park, Portlaoise, LaoisFormerly of Clonkeen, March 7th 2018, died peacefully. Dearly loved mother to Declan, Kieran (Kilkenny) and Colin (O’Brien) and adoring grandmother to Caoimhe, Ava and Ciara. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sister Ann Weston, daughter-in-law Lorraine and nephews.Reposing at her residence from 4 pm on Thursday with rosary at 8 pm . Removal on Friday morning to SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, to arrive for 12 noon requiem Mass. Cremation will follow afterwards in Newlands Crematorium. House private on Friday morning please.Thomas Shortall68 St Brigid’s Square, Portarlington, LaoisAt the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Nancy, daughters Jackie, Elaine and Trish,brothers Sean and Noel,sister Mary, sons-in-law Seamus, Paddy and Buxie, grandchildren Tara, Cormac, Padraig, Ciaran, Oisin, Aine and Odhran, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest In Peace.Reposing at his residence on Thursday from 1pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Friday at 11am arriving St Michael’s church Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s cemetery Portarlington. Family Flowers Only Please. Donations if desired to the Friends of Portlaoise Hospital.Brian KellyRathmiles, Killenard, Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully at his residence. Sadly missed by his loving wife Therese, family Clare, Sharon, Sandra, Mark, Greg, Liam and Rory, sisters Elizabeth and Madeline, grandchildren, great-grandchild,extended family and friends. Rest In Peace.Requiem Mass in St John’s Church Killenard on Thursday at 12pm noon. Funeral afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium. Family Flowers Only Please. Donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society Community center_img Pinterest Twitter Rugby WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Twitter Facebook Previous articleAre you from Laois but working outside the county? Then this survey is for youNext article‘At least we battled today’ says Laois hurling boss as relegation scrap with Antrim awaits LaoisToday Reporter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste last_img read more

Unification Ministry Rejects Geumgang Moves

first_imgNews AvatarKim Yong Hun News By Kim Yong Hun – 2011.08.24 3:42pm Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News SHAREcenter_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Unification Ministry Rejects Geumgang Moves News The Ministry of Unification has announced that it cannot accept North Korea’s recent unilateral measures against South Korean staff and assets inside the Mt. Geumgang tourist zone, and has called on the North to help recover the situation.Ministry spokesperson Cheon Hae Seong released the government’s position in a briefing this afternoon, telling reporters, “With regards to Mt. Geumgang tourism, we safely retrieved 16 people, 14 of our citizens and 2 people of Chinese nationality, on the 23rd.”“Obviously this makes it clear once again that all responsibility lies with the North Korean side,” he added, going on, “At the same time as consulting closely with our businessmen, we will watch what concrete measures North Korea takes, while looking into all possible legal and diplomatic measures.”As revealed yesterday, South Korea is not discounting any possible future measure, including the possibility of taking the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).South Korea has also made clear that it is willing to attend additional meetings with the North to try and find a way round the current problems, but it is unclear whether the North is prepared to do so. The North says it is currently trying to attract investors to take over the tours.last_img read more

Long life: The latest threat to pension finances

IE Staff Figures released last week by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) confirm that not only are Canadians getting older, they are also living longer. According to global professional services firm Towers Watson, the figures also highlight the risk that increasing life expectancy can pose for defined benefit pension (DB) plan sponsors. The draft set of updated mortality tables, used by actuaries to measure pension plan liabilities, or the amount of money needed to pay current and future pensioners, show that the life expectancy of a 60 year old male today has increased by 2.9 years (from 24.4 to 27.3 years) compared to pension mortality tables currently in use. The life expectancy of a 60 year old female has increased by 2.7 years (from 26.7 years to 29.4 years). “This study highlights the risk that increasing life expectancy can pose for DB plan sponsors” said Gavin Benjamin, a senior retirement consultant at Towers Watson in Toronto. “Just as sponsors were beginning to see a reduction in their pension deficits due to improvements in the global equity markets and rising interest rates this year, the increase in life expectancy suggested by the CIA study could reverse much of this gain.” The implications of lengthening lifespan are not limited to sponsors of DB pension plans, Towers Watson says. Employers sponsoring defined contribution (DC) and other types of capital accumulation plans should also take note. “Increasing life expectancy could mean that employees with a DC or capital accumulation plan will need to save more in order to afford retirement”, says Toronto-based Michelle Loder, Towers Watson’s Canadian DC leader. “This could result in employees delaying their retirement until they have accumulated sufficient retirement savings, possibly challenging employers’ ability to manage career progression and workforce objectives.” Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. Budget 2021 revives tax issues from 2019 Keywords Pensions Canadian plan sponsors post positive quarter despite bond slump Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Federal budget fails to support needed pension reform, retiree group says read more

North American growth to accelerate: BMO

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Economic forecasts OECD raises outlook for Canadian economic growth this year North American markets and economies are likely to keep out of the red in 2014 despite a slow start in the first quarter, according to Paul Taylor, CIO, BMO Global Asset Management in Toronto. “We expect the second half of 2014 to be a reacceleration from the weakness we saw coming into 2014,” said Taylor, who spoke as part of a BMO market outlook call on Thursday. Stagflation is U.S. economists’ biggest fear, SIFMA says Related newscenter_img The first quarter of 2014 was disappointing for the U.S. because of bad weather and inventory work downs, said Taylor, although the economy should see a turnaround in the latter half of the year. BMO sees the U.S. economy improving for three reasons: accelerated business spending, stronger consumer spending as job creation picks up and an increase in spending at the state and local levels of government. “It’s important to note that state and local governments employ seven times as many workers as the federal government,” he said. Canada’s economy will likely trail the U.S. in 2014, said Taylor, as consumers here face more headwinds than in the States where the housing market is starting to come back. Capital markets on both sides of the border will see some growth in 2014. Bond yields will be modest to flat in both Canada and the U.S. as the Fed gradually normalizes interest rates. Said Taylor: “We do think there is going to be a slight upward bias to bond yields.” In terms of equities, Taylor sees the earnings growth of the first quarter continuing throughout 2014 and S&P500 companies will see multiples of between 17 and 17.5 times. BMO has a target of 2,065 for the S&P500. Canadian companies on the S&P/TSX will likely see the same multiple range in 2014, said Taylor, meaning the index will hit about 15,575. “[There’s] a decent backdrop for the economy, a decent back drop for capital markets,” he said, “but we’ll certainly struggle on the equity front to deliver better than single digit returns.” Fiona Collie Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Five Power Defence Arrangements Defence Ministers’ Joint Statement

first_imgFive Power Defence Arrangements Defence Ministers’ Joint Statement The Defence Ministers from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and United Kingdom reaffirmed their nations’ continued commitment to the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA), and commended the achievements over the past 49 years as the FPDA moves towards its 50th Anniversary in 2021.The Ministers recognised the FPDA’s significant role and contribution in promoting cooperative responses to an increasingly complex contemporary security environment.The Ministers extended their deepest sympathies to the countries, communities and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and noted the effective measures undertaken by FPDA nations’ in dealing with the pandemic and ensuring the well-being of their people, economic development as well as regional security and stability.Assuring the resilience of the FPDA amidst these difficult times, the Ministers commended the FPDA Consultative Council (FCC), the FPDA Policy Group (FPG) and the FPDA Activities Coordinating Committee (FACC) leaders for their adaptability in utilising alternative platforms to ensure continuity in decision-making processes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.The Ministers welcomed the growth in scope and depth of the FPDA over the last 49 years, which has evolved to introduce elements of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counter-terrorism and maritime security into FPDA exercises and discussions whilst retaining its core focus on conventional warfare. This development has enabled FPDA to retain its relevance in an increasingly complex contemporary security environment.The Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the FPDA’s founding principles: to remain relevant and defensive in nature, and evolve at a ‘pace comfortable to all’. Complementing these founding principles, the “3Rs” principles of adhering to the FPDA’s Remit, maintaining Relevance and providing Reassurance to the region are cardinal in guiding the FPDA’s future outlook.The Ministers appreciated the extensive effort by the members in planning and organising the FPDA activities despite the cancellation of exercises due to the pandemic situation. The Ministers also recognised the significant value that these activities offer, in enhancing cooperation on conventional military operations, building trust and confidence, developing greater people-to-people links and fostering interoperability between member nations’ armed forces.The Ministers looked forward to marking the celebration of the FPDA’s 50thAnniversary in 2021. The Ministers agreed that the celebrations would showcase the FPDA’s integrated capability, commitment to transparency, and continued evolution to remain a relevant and trusted mainstay of regional security architecture. /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:anniversary, architecture, Australia, building, Counter-terrorism, covid-19, Defence, environment, Government, Humanitarian, Malaysia, maritime, military, New Zealand, resilience, Singapore, United Kingdomlast_img read more

New electric sports car with classic styling coming to Geneva

first_img advertisement The Piech Mark Zero, a new fully electric sports coupe concept, will be making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week and—it’s a damn handsome-looking thing, isn’t it?The upstart Swiss company behind it was founded by Rea Stark Rajcic and Anton Piech, son of former Volkswagen boss Ferdinand Piech.The Mark Zero is the first venture from the brand, and has some interesting attributes. ‹ Previous Next › Piech “We have developed a sports car that we ourselves would like to buy, and we talked for a long time to many enthusiasts about what was missing on the market,” the heir to the VW dynasty said. 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” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Piech Mark Zero electric concept  Piech We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSLuxuryGenevaGeneva Motor ShowLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending in Canada The vehicle is fully electric, but rides on a modular platform that can accept standard internal combustion engines, or even hydrogen fuel cell power.The concept is powered by three 201-horsepower electric motors, one at the front and two for each rear wheel. Anton Piech says 300 miles (482 km) of battery range is possible, with a fast-charge time of just under five minutes to 80-per cent capacity, thanks to new battery technology.If you were to squint, or see it drive by, or hell, even if you stood and looked at it with a magnifying glass, you could almost mistake this car for an Aston Martin. The brand shared the design sketches but failed to show the part where its stylists stenciled over a DB9.All jokes aside, however, Piech has said the design is purposefully classic-looking.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Piech Mark Zero electric concept “We want to offer a modern classic that isn’t subject to consumer cycles; the driver of this sports car should enjoy any minute they can spend in the car.”On top of the beautiful sports car, the brand also plans on expanding into sedans and SUVs. Piech was founded in 2016 and employs just 200 people. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Office of Government Relations temporarily suspends work supporting Capitol Hill visits

first_imgCategories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 19, 2020 center_img In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, CU’s Office of Government Relations has temporarily suspended its work supporting visits by CU students, faculty and leadership at the U.S. Capitol, White House and with federal agency partners. Last week, the first case of COVID-19 on Capitol Hill was announced, and lawmakers are taking steps to limit public access to the Capitol grounds.While these particular activities are suspended for the immediate future, CU’s advocacy and engagement in Washington, D.C. on behalf of university funding and policy priorities continue in earnest. In particular, CU’s Federal Team is actively engaged in efforts to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the campus community with decision-makers in Washington, as well as communicate the vital role scientific research at American universities will play in addressing the coronavirus outbreak and in preventing future public health emergencies.The Office of Government Relations thanks everyone for their understanding and support.last_img read more

34 new JPs in St. James

first_imgRelated34 new JPs in St. James Related34 new JPs in St. James Related34 new JPs in St. James FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Custos Rotulorum for St. James, Hon. Ewen Corrodus, has said that Justices of the Peace (JPs) are needed to restore strength and unity to communities, and to reconstruct the moral fiber of the Jamaican society.“It is no light matter that you have been chosen to serve your country in this capacity. You have been recommended and selected, based on your abilities, your integrity, your interest in community service and your willingness to serve humanity,” Custos Corrodus said.He was addressing participants, including 34 new JPs for St. James, at the installation ceremony at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay, Wednesday (December 8).Custos of St. James, Hon. Ewen Corrodus (Left) presents the instruments of office to Councilor Homer Davis of the St. James Parish Council during the official instillation ceremony for 34 new Justices of the Peace for the parish of St. James. The ceremony was held at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay on December 8.Observing that the new JPs have been trained and empowered in the legal processes of the country, the Custos told them that they were equipped and ready to go, and it was now action time.He said that the days when JPs only signed documents, when they can be found, and when the office was just a status symbol, or a measure of social standing, were gone.“Jamaica needs you, this parish needs you, our legal system needs you and we all need you to make a difference in your communities, in this parish and in this nation,” the Custos said.“We intend to intensify our actions, and to reclaim our children and our families from the negative influences that have eroded our values and weakened the fabric of family life and the human brotherhood,” he added.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Robert Rainford, told the JPs that they were ‘the face of justice in the country’.“I believe that persons must be held accountable for their actions. We, therefore, need persons of high integrity, who will demonstrate this in every aspect of the country’s life. Balancing justice is about ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to book, given a fair trial and sentenced to serve time for the wrongs they committed,” he stated.He said that balancing justice could only be achieved, when all the sectors of the justice system were operating at the optimum, with law enforcement, court administration and correctional service all intact.“Each affects the other. Bad law enforcement leads to poor cases which cause crime to go unpunished. Poor court decisions cause mistrust in the system, which often lead to vigilante justice. In balancing justice, we must aim at having a justice system that is affordable, accessible and fair… balancing justice means not only that we have to look at the offenders, but also looking at the victims and at the community and the healing process,” he said.The new JPs were presented with their instruments of office, which included their official certificates and seals.center_img 34 new JPs in St. James Local GovernmentDecember 10, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more