School board lifts controversial ban on middle school sports travel

first_imgCommunity | Juneau | Juneau Schools | SportsSchool board lifts controversial ban on middle school sports travelApril 12, 2017 by Quinton Chandler, KTOO Share:The Juneau School Board on Tuesday decided to reverse a 2013 decision forbidding middle school athletes to travel to sporting events outside Juneau.Dan DeBartolo is one of the six board members who voted to lift the ban. He didn’t like that sports travel was singled out.Emil Mackey, left, Sean O’Brien, middle, and Dan DeBartolo, right, all voted in favor of lifting the ban on middle school sports travel at the school board meeting in the Thunder Mountain High School library on Tuesday night. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)“It could be one thing to say, ‘You know, we’re not going to allow middle school travel for music and arts and activities,’” DeBartolo said. “But to have such a fine line for this one particular thing seemed to me inappropriate.”Andi Story was the only board member who voted against the reversal. Story and Sean O’Brien are the only current board members who also served on the 2013 board that voted to put the original ban in place.Story said there are still unanswered questions that she wants resolved. She wants to know how often students will travel and how students who don’t travel will be affected when their teacher leaves class to go on trips. She’s also worried that if travel is restored, not every student will have the same opportunity to go.Andi Story (right) was the only school board member to vote against lifting the middle school sports travel ban on Tuesday night. (Photo by Quinton Chandler/KTOO)“Our policy says the activities athletic travel should be for as many students as possible at the least amount of resources as possible,” Story argued. “So, how do we have a plan to making sure when you’re 11, 12, 13, that, if we’re going to allow travel, that a wide variety of students are doing that and not just the same students doing it for the next three years and then four years in high school?”The board’s vote Tuesday night does not guarantee middle school students will get to travel for sports. It means the board has effectively given the district administration the authority to decide.“It is true,” DeBartolo said. “If we’re in a situation where funding or academic considerations would have to limit or prevent travel for a short period of time, we’re going to rely on the administration to look at that, but it’s no longer going to be, what I call this iron gate, this barrier that just said, ‘We’re going to ban it completely.’ And I think that with responsible regulations, you’ll find that some travel will happen. It might not be a lot, but I think some will.”Andi Story said sports travel will cost more money and the board hasn’t changed the budget to allow for an increase, so she believes they are giving Superintendent Mark Miller and other district staff an unfunded mandate.Two members of the public testified in favor of lifting the ban Tuesday. No one testified against the change.Share this story:last_img read more

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Lack of London office space drives a 24 per cent increase in office construction

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg The amount of office space under construction in London rose by 24 per cent in the six months to the end of March, rising to 9.5m square feet.A report by Deloitte shows the improving economy is driving a rise in speculative building, with more and more office space available to let. A dearth of avialable space has become more evident in the years after the financial crisis, and developers have pounced on the opportunity. The 9.5m square feet currently under construction is only just above the 10-year average of 9.2m square feet, but the jump itself is the second biggest in 20 years. What is more, 2014 was a bumper year for construction: the 6.3m square feet completed during that period was a 10-year high.During the six month period, 31 new schemes have started, totaling 4.4m square feet. That volume is the highest since the first quarter of 2011. This glut has come too late for 2015 to post bumper completions, but the fruits of this year’s construction will come in 2016 and 2017, Deloitte predicts.The reason for the boom is growing demand from businesses as the economy continues to improve. 37 per cent of the office space under construction is already leased, with half of that going to the technology, media, and telecommunications sector.The construction industry in London is still operating in a market scarred by the financial crisis. There was little activity in the five years following the financial crisis, and this has meant a shortage in supply.This has affected the City more than other areas: while 84 per cent of new West End office space is unlet, that is only true of 50 per cent of City office space under construction. The figure for the Docklands is 59 per cent. The shortage of property in the City has been pushing up prices, with rents having risen around 14 per cent in the past two years.  Tags: Construction industry Office spaces Show Comments ▼ Share Tuesday 19 May 2015 9:43 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal PastOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express Lack of London office space drives a 24 per cent increase in office construction last_img read more

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News / Human rights abuse alert as China’s Xinjiang supply chain links expand

first_img Food and hi-tech electronic supply chains have been warned they may be caught up in the growing use of forced labour in China’s western Xinjiang province. The province is home to China’s Uyghur ethnic minority, which in recent years has been the subject of a government crackdown that has seen up to a million people detained in internment camps, amid reports of human rights violations, according to global risk analysis company Verisk Maplecroft. “As more reports emerge about human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang region against the indigenous Uyghur population, the likelihood of more companies being swept into controversy over the use of forced and child labour in Xinjiang increases,” said its senior commodities analyst, Ryan Aherin. “The supply chains of apparel brands have already been linked to labour rights abuses, but there is evidence to suggest these violations could move beyond the sector and even China’s borders, as raw materials produced in Xinjiang are being used in manufacturing in other countries,” he added. The official Chinese government line on the camps is that they are for re-education, to integrate Uyghurs into Han Chinese society and “improve their economic wellbeing“. However, there have been widespread reports that the camps are also being used as manufacturing facilities, using forced and child labour, particularly in the food and apparel sectors, despite government denials. “We researched reports in Chinese language media that contained statements from government officials about the types of ‘vocational training’ that detainees are receiving in the camps. These state that many camps provide training in apparel and footwear manufacturing, food processing and electronics manufacturing,” said Mr Aherin.“It is likely that if components for these sectors are being made by detainees, the government will do its best to make them untraceable to other supply chains.”  He added that the greatest raw material risk was linked to the production of cotton. China is the world’s largest producer and, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, 74.4% of its cotton is produced in Xinjiang.  “According to our commodity risk assessment, Chinese cotton has been directly linked to child and forced labour, as women and children have had to work in the cotton harvest to make up for the lost wages of detained men.    “Due to the prevalence of Chinese cotton in the global apparel industry – China is a major exporter of cotton-based textiles to other garment producers in the region such as Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam – links to abuses in Xinjiang are likely to spread well beyond China’s borders.  “Other materials to look out for include cashmere wool, which is often imported into the region from Mongolia to be processed in factories,” Mr Aherin added.  Xinjiang is also on the key gateways of China’s Belt and Road with its strategic location adjacent to Kazakhstan and as a host to one of the main rail arteries connecting Europe with Asia. “As China expands its Belt and Road initiative, Xinjiang will be a major springboard for Chinese economic activity into Central Asia. The region’s importance is one of the driving factors behind Beijing’s tightening grip over Uyghur communities.  Therefore, abuses faced by local communities are also likely to escalate,” Mr Aherin said. Known and suspected detention facilities in Kashgar, Hotan and Urumqi between Jan 2016 and Sep 2018. Source: Australian Strategic Policy Institute By Gavin van Marle 13/09/2019last_img read more

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Covid-19 will pass. Will we be able to say the same about the racism it has illuminated?

first_img Related: Morgan Medlock Who gets hospitalized for Covid-19? Report shows differences by race and sex ‘We’re flying blind’: African Americans may be bearing the brunt of Covid-19, but access to data is limited Black people are dying at alarming and disproportionate rates from Covid-19. In cities, the statistics are nothing short of tragic. In Chicago, for example, 70% of coronavirus deaths are among Black people, who make up only 30% of the city’s population. A similar pattern is seen in other cities and counties across the country.advertisement About the Author Reprints The Covid-19 pandemic is teaching me that the world can change almost overnight when it faces a big problem.When President Trump declared a national emergency, my medical practice shifted almost instantly from in-person appointments to telehealth visits. The Drug Enforcement Administration allowed doctors like me to prescribe buprenorphine, a controlled substance used to combat opioid addiction, after a telephone consult, a move experts have been seeking for years. The Department of Health and Human Services waived privacy constraints for telehealth visits, which have long tied up this type of medicine, allowing doctors to use commonly available platforms like FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Zoom to provide medical care.And Congress quickly passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion aid package to fight Covid-19 that included sending $1,200 checks to individuals and families who were most vulnerable to job loss and other financial stressors.advertisement Tags CoronavirusHealth Disparities Related:center_img First OpinionCovid-19 will pass. Will we be able to say the same about the racism it has illuminated? [email protected] As a psychiatrist who treats opioid addiction and works at a minority-serving hospital, I am delighted by these long-sought changes. But I am also frustrated that they have happened so quickly. Frustrated because the U.S. has been facing an equally large and equally deadly problem — racism — for years and has done little to address it. During that call, I didn’t stick to my usual script: Any problems filling your prescription? Any medication side effects? Any cravings or heroin use since the last visit? Instead, I talked with him about the challenges he was facing at the shelter. He asked about how to manage his day since he couldn’t stay inside. I also let him know where he could find a hot meal on a daily basis.I wish our health care system would take a similar approach and see value in working on problems like housing and food insecurity. Some are calling this concept structurally competent care; it needs to become our new normal.Third, we must deal with the economic consequences of the crisis. For Covid-19, that’s the thrust of the CARES Act. In Boston, where I completed my medical training, the median net worth of white families was more than $200,000. The median net worth of black families was $8. Undoing racism means passing something like the CARES Act to provide funds for those disadvantaged by racism.I respect Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, who acknowledged the role of health disparities in Covid-19. He has said that we must deal with these issues once we get beyond the pandemic.But I disagree with him on that. We must deal with them now.Morgan Medlock, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C. and the editor of “Racism and Psychiatry: Contemporary Issues and Interventions” (Springer, 2019) By Morgan Medlock April 23, 2020 Reprints Across the U.S., Black women and men, like this Stamford, Conn., resident, have been harder hit by Covid-19 than white women and men. John Moore/Getty Images Black and brown people have been seeking reparations to address the systemic injustices they have faced for decades. Yet there has never been an economic stimulus to address the impact of racism on health, quality of life, and advancement.The country’s response to the new coronavirus does, however, suggest that we are taking steps toward addressing the damaging threat of racism.First, though, we have to name it. Policy leaders across the country urged Trump to declare a national emergency because they understood the power of naming a crisis. In the same way, we need to declare that racism is a national emergency. It is a virus in the truest sense: a corrupting influence that spreads through communities and across the nation. Systemic racism has harmed — and killed — millions of Americans through its corruption of health care, criminal justice, and the economic marketplace.Dr. Deborah Birx, who serves as the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, recently suggested that Black people are dying of Covid-19 at higher rates due to underlying medical conditions. She is right — if she means that the underlying condition is racism, not its manifestations like high blood pressure and diabetes. Racism has created inequality in access to health care, housing, wealth, education, and employment, all of which undermine health. It is time to name racism as the crisis it is.Second, we must shift policy to address the circumstances of those affected by the crisis. For Covid-19, that means finding unique ways to care for patients. To address racism, we must do that and go even further. We must not only come up with new ways to reach patients who have been disadvantaged but must also address the dire circumstances that racism has created.The first time I ever used telehealth was after Covid-19 had emerged as a nationwide threat. My patient, who was homeless, had been sitting in a park all day, waiting for my call. He knew if we didn’t connect, he would not be able to get the medication he needed to help him stay free from using heroin. He adjusted his life to meet health care’s demands. That’s not the way health care should be — it should meet patients where they are and address the circumstances they are in.last_img read more

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Burglary leads to early-morning chase in Fort Myers

first_imgAdvertisementIt’s unclear where, specifically, the burglary took place or if anything was stolen. Burglar with craving for Takis arrested after burglarizing Fort Myers laundromat June 16, 2021 Thief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: burglarychaseFort Myers WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisementcenter_img RELATEDTOPICS FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fort Myers police are trying to identify a burglar that led them on a chase early Tuesday morning off Fowler Street.Before 3 a.m., several officers were seen searching the area of Fowler Street and Royal Palm Avenue.Fort Myers police said they responded to a burglary in progress and the person ran from the scene. Officers used their K9 units to try and track the person but could not find them. Investigators will be reviewing their footage to try and identify the burglar. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments One arrested, two on the run in blundered Charlotte County burglary June 16, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gas leak causes evacuations in Bonita Springs plaza

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Bonita Springsgas leak Advertisement AdvertisementThere is an increase in emergency traffic in the area so please plan alternate travel routes if you’re driving in the area. Fire sparks inside Bonita Springs mobile home May 26, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Bear hit and killed on I-75 near Bonita Beach Road May 24, 2021 BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Stores in a Bonita Springs plaza were evacuated following a gas leak off Bonita Beach Road.Fire crews and Lee County deputies are responding to the scene in the plaza located at Bonita Beach Road and Arroyal Road.The gas leak was caused by construction on Bonita Beach Road and US 41. Bonita Beach Fire officials said they are evacuating the buildings and mitigating the leak. After they ventilate the buildings, people will be allowed back inside. center_img AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Red Tide and blue-green algae continue to impact the Southwest Florida waters May 26, 2021 Fire crews use former Bonita Springs greyhound race track for training June 8, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 23, 2019

first_imgHome Deaths Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Deaths Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Mary (Molly) Lawlor (née Brennan)13 Brockley Park, Stradbally, LaoisMary (Molly) passed away, unexpectedly, in the Regional Hospital Portlaoise, in her 82nd year. Predeceased by her husband Michael and daughter Marie. Sadly missed by her loving family, sons Michael, PJ, Pat, Martin, Paul and Declan, daughters Deirdre, Catherine, Teresa, Carmel, Phyllis, Dina and Jacqueline, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.May Mary Rest In PeaceMary will be reposing at her son Martin’s residence, Athy Road, Stradbally from 2 o’clock on Tuesday 23rd with recital of the rosary at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening. Arriving to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally for 12 noon Requiem Mass on Wednesday followed by Interment in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally. House private on Wednesday morning please.Mary Kerry (née McDonald)Glenbarrow, Portlaoise, LaoisKerry (nee Mcdonald) Glenbarrow and formerly St Anthonys T- Lane. Portlaoise. July 22nd 2019 Peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Mary beloved wife of he late Joe. Dearly loved mother to Sheila, Caroline, Joseph, Tina and Jerra. Loving brother to Michael and Oliver. Cherished grandmother to Junior, Maggie, Christopher, Padraig, Dermot Roisin and Stephen. Deeply regretted by her loving family. Brothers in law Paddy, and Liam, Sisters in law, Mary, Babs, Julia and Marie. Sons in law, Joe, Sandy, Michael and Yvonne. Nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Rest in PeaceReposing at Keegans Funeral home from 6 pm on Tuesday with rosary at 8 pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to arrive at SS Peter and Pauls church for 10 am requiem Mass. Interment in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery immediately afterwards.Patrick (Pat) WarrenCarlow / Maganey, Laois / Maganey, KildarePatrick (Pat) Warren late of Ballyfoyle, Magney, Co. Laois and Hillview Nursing Home, Carlow died 22nd July 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Warren and predeceased by his brother William. Sadly missed by his cousins, neighbours and his loving family in Hillview where he happily spent the past 9 years.Rest in PeaceReposing in R. Healy & Son Funeral Home, Pollerton Castle, Carlow on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm with prayers at 7.30pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to St. Abban’s Church, Killeen for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Denis P. Foley213 Sue Ryder Home, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois / Dublin 2, DublinFormerly of Percy Place, Dublin 2. Peacefully, in the loving care of The Staff of The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. Deeply regretted by his son Stephen, daughter Suzanne, son-in-law Paul Handley, grandchildren Megan, Jessica, Rachel, Rebecca and Lauren, sister-in-law Peggy, nephew Ronan. Predeceased by his brother Tony.May Denis Rest in PeaceReposing at The Chapel of Rest Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, on Tuesday 23rd of July from 11.00am to 1.00pm. With removal afterwards to The Garden Chapel Mount Jerome Crematorium for cremation Service at 3.00pm. Family flowers only, please, donations, if desired, to Sue Ryder Foundation.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, July 22, 2019 GAA GAA Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 23rd July 2019 Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA TAGSDeaths in Laois Previous articleJOB VACANCY: O’Neill-Foley Accounting and Business Advisory Firm are looking to fill a number of rolesNext articleAll of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures as senior and intermediate football championships begin 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.last_img read more

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Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Intermediate and Junior Football Championships

first_img GAA Brought to you in association with Sammy Kelly BuildersThe draw for Round 2 of the Laois intermediate and junior football championships has been made.Following Round 1 games, teams have been split into Winners and Losers Sections for Round 2.The winners of the Round 2 winners section games in intermediate will advance to the semi finals of the championship.The loser of those games will go to the quarter finals where they will face the teams who win in the Round 2 Losers Section.The losers in the Losers section will head to the relegation final.In Junior, the winners of the Round 2 winners section games will advance to the quarter finals of the championship.The loser of those games will go to Round 3 where they will face the teams who win in the Round 2 Losers Section.The losers in the Losers section will head to the relegation semi finals.Laois Intermediate Football Championship Round 2 Winners Section Winner Annanough/Rosenallis v The RockPortlaoise v MountmellickLaois Intermediate Football Championship Round 2 Losers SectionClonaslee v TimahoeLoser Rosenallis/Annanough v St Joseph’sLaois Junior Football Championship Round 2 Winners Section Castletown v PortlaoiseThe Heath v Winners Camross/O’Dempsey’sPark-Ratheniska v KilleshinBallyroan-Abbey v The HarpsLaois Junior Football Championship Round 2 Losers SectionSpink ByeKilcavan v StradballyPortarlington v BarrowhouseBallylinan v Losers Camross/O’Dempsey’sSEE ALSO – Five red cards as The Rock see off St Joseph’s in Round 1 of the IFC Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleVeteran Doogue saves Graiguecullen’s blushes as late strike sees them beat BallyfinNext articleRosenallis claim opening round IFC victory against Annanough to set up The Rock meeting 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. By Alan Hartnett – 28th July 2019 TAGSLaois IFC GAA Home Gaelic Football Club Football Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Intermediate and Junior Football… Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Draw made for Round 2 of the Laois Intermediate and Junior Football Championshipslast_img read more

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CI GAM proposes Bitcoin fund merger

first_imgBitcoin iStock.com / Marharyta Marko Keywords Cryptoassets,  Bitcoin,  ETFs Related news Fiona Collie Just months after launching its Bitcoin Fund, CI Global Asset Management (CI GAM) is proposing to merge it with an ETF.In December 2020, CI GAM announced the launch of the CI Galaxy Bitcoin Fund, a closed-end fund that raised US$72 million in its initial public offering. Then, in February 2021, the company announced it had filed a preliminary prospectus for a the CI Galaxy Bitcoin ETF. BMO InvestorLine launches commission-free trading for ETFs Desjardins to close four ETFs Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Ninepoint launches three ETFs on NEO On Friday, CI GAM announced its intention to merge the two funds.“We believe that our ETF is the preferred way for investors to access [Bitcoin] versus a closed end fund, as our ETF will better reflect changes in the value of Bitcoin while delivering greater convenience and cost-efficiency,” said Kurt MacAlpine, CEO of CI Financial, parent company of CI GAM, in a release.The ETF will be managed by CI GAM and sub-advised by New York-based Galaxy Digital Capital Management LP. The ETF will invest directly in Bitcoin with its holdings priced using the Bloomberg Galaxy Bitcoin Index, which is designed to measure the performance of a single Bitcoin traded in U.S. dollars.The proposed ETF has a management fee of 1%, as compared to the 1.8% fee for CI GAM’s closed-end fund.This news was followed by Ninepoint Partners LP’s announcement that it plans to convert its own Bitcoin Trust into an ETF. In a news release on March 3, Ninepoint said unitholders will be asked to approve the conversion at a special meeting in April.CI GAM and Ninepoint’s news comes amid a flurry of activity in the crypto fund space. Now, the race is on for the first Ether ETF.CI GAM was first out the gate last week with a preliminary prospectus for the CI Galaxy Ethereum ETF. Evolve and 3iQ followed suit this week with their own preliminary prospectuses for Ether ETFs.Ether is the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization after Bitcoin and runs on the Ethereum blockchain.Evolve’s Ether ETF will invest in the cryptocurrency on a passive basis, meaning the holdings will not be actively managed and will not be hedged, seek exposure through derivatives or pay regular cash distributions. The ETF’s portfolio will be priced based on the ETHUSD_RR, a once-a-day benchmark index price for Ether in U.S. dollars.The 3iQ Ether ETF will invest directly in the cryptocurrency and will be managed by 3iQ, which also has a closed-end Ether fund.“Ethereum is a network of decentralized financial applications transforming the financial world as we know it today,” said Fred Pye, chairman and CEO of 3iQ, in a release. “With the success of our Ether closed end fund, it is a natural progression for us to file for a physical Ether ETF to enhance our product suite in the growing digital asset space.”Arxnovoum Investments Inc. is also looking for a place on the Ether ETF shelf, having filed a preliminary prospectus for the Arxnovoum Ether ETF. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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U.S. President Biden’s Remarks in Cabinet Meeting

first_imgU.S. President Biden’s Remarks in Cabinet Meeting The White HouseEast Room1:29 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT: Well, again, thank you all for coming together to form this historic Cabinet. This is the first in American history that the Cabinet looks like America. That’s what we promised we were going to do, and we’ve done it.I’m grateful that the Senate acted in a bipartisan way, at a modern record speed, to get the Cabinet confirmed. It’s hard to believe, but we are among the quickest formed of all the Cabinet members being — being put in place.We have a lot to discuss, but while the press is here, I want to make one announcement:Yesterday, in Pittsburgh, I laid out my vision for rebuilding America with the American Jobs program. And while most of the Cabinet will have a role in helping shape and press the Jobs Plan, today I’m announcing that I’m asking five Cabinet members to take special responsibility to explain the plan to the American public.Working with my team here in the White House, these Cabinet members will represent me in dealing with Congress, engage the public in selling the plan, and help work out the details as we refine it and move forward.These five members will be Pete Buttigieg, Jennifer Granholm, Marcia Fudge, Marty Walsh, and Gina Raimondo. And I think — I want to thank them in advance for the role they’re going to play with this added assignment I’m asking them to take on. And we’ll be discussing that today and among other things.And one of those other things — our administration — is a commitment to Buy American, the plan we’re putting forward to make sure that when the government is spending taxpayers’ money, that they’re spending it on American-made goods of American corporations and American employees.Today I’m directing every member of the Cabinet — I mean this sincerely — every one — to take a hard look at their agency’s spending and make sure it follows my Buy American standard, which we set out in January. I’m going to ask you all to report back to me at the next Cabinet meeting.And now we’ve got a lot of business to do, to get done. And I thank the press for being here, but I’ll talk to you all later.Thank you.1:32 P.M. EDT /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:america, american, business, Cabinet, Congress, Employees, Government, house, jobs, money, President, press, Senate, spending, United States, White Houselast_img read more

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