Let’s train with our neighbours

first_imgLet’s train with our neighbours It’s changed Thanks for the comment.Probably they changed the location. MariskaMladiinfo By Elena says: on June 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm Share 0 Reddit Pocket I would like to suggest a correction in the description of the event. The seminar will take place in Georgia and not in Ukraine.You can find this in the application form. Grants for Food and Health projects → Log in to Reply on June 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm ← Female essay competitioncenter_img Log in to Reply +1 By mariska says: May 19, 2010 Published by Site Default 2 thoughts on “Let’s train with our neighbours” Similar Stories Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 15/07/2010“Let’s Train with our neighbours” belongs to the long term cooperation between the Regional SALTO Resource Centres (SALTO EuroMed, SALTO South East Europe and SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus) fostered by the European Commission together with French, Slovenian and Polish National Agencies of the Youth in Action Programme.This activity is a long term training course based on a “learning by doing” approach and divided on 3 different steps:1. Training course – Georgia, 3rd to 10th October 2010 (3rd and 10th are travel days)2. Coaching Phase – will start straight after the training course and will last until the evaluation in 20113. Evaluation Seminar – of all the Let’s Train participants – second half of 2011Objectives for the training course:– to explore youth work experiences and developments in conflict areas/situations (social, economical, political, intercultural, etc.);– to increase skills and abilities in peace building through youth work;– to create partnerships for future projects within Youth in Action Programme in peace building;EligibilityThe course is for 24 youth workers and youth leaders (12 from Programme Countries, 4 from Meda, 4 from SEE and 4 from EECA countries) who are:* experienced in Youth in Action Programme (or Euro-Med Youth Programme);* open to share and develop competences regarding peace education;* committed to co-operate during the preparation phase before the implementation of the training course according to the team of trainers’ requests (preparing short articles, making researches, etc.);* supported by organisation and have a concrete interest in implementing a youth project on the issues addressed;* able to communicate and work in English;* committed to attend the Long Term Training Course for its full duration (coaching phase and evaluation seminar in 2011);Cost* Polish National Agency of the Youth in Action Programme and SALTO EECA will provide board and lodging for all participants;* Travel costs of participants from Neighbouring Parter regions will be fully covered on the basis of original tickets and invoices;* Travel costs of participants from Programme Countries will be covered by relevant National Agency on its own principles.Application processTo apply the applicants need to create an online account and register directly through the SALTO-YOUTH online system.With any further queries contact: [email protected] detailed info LinkedIn 0 Tweetlast_img read more

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My.Games buys a controlling stake in Deus Craft

first_imgMy.Games buys a controlling stake in Deus CraftDeal for the Grand Hotel Mania could rise from $14m to $49m based on earnout targetsMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 8th October 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareMy.Games has acquired a controlling stake in the mobile studio Deus Craft, in a deal that could be worth as much as $49 million.That will depend on the Russian developer reaching approximately $15 million in monthly revenue by the end of Q1 next year.My.Games will pay $14.1 million upfront for Deus Craft, with a further $35 million due in April 2021 if the studio can reach its earnout target.Either way, My.Games will own a 51.16% stake in the company, which has 70 employees spread across offices in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Novosibirsk.Related JobsLevel Designer AAA RPG Game Midlands UK UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior VFX Artist Remote Spain UK & Europe Big PlanetBuild Engineer – Games – Cheshire, England UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games In a statement released today, My.Games said it does not expect Deus Craft’s management team to change as a result of the acquisition.Deus Craft’s main product is Grand Hotel Mania, a mobile title that launched in July this year and found a large audience in the “time management category” on iOS and Android. In September, the US market contributed 50% of the game’s revenue.Deus Craft has two mobile games in development, both of which are expected to launch within the next 12 months.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 2 hours agoSupercell ordered to pay Gree $92m in lawsuitJury found developer had infringed on six patents protecting Gree’s technologyBy Danielle Partis YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Successful assembly rehearsal of a nuclear fusion energy R&D plant

first_img“These very large, very heavy and very sensitive high-value components have to be handled, installed and aligned to within an accuracy of mere millimetres. By monitoring the progress of these rehearsals, we are ensuring that we are in the best possible position to succeed when the assembly phase begins.” Andrea Barbensi, Headof Mechanical Component Design Unit at Ansaldo Nuclear and Technical TeamLeader at DYNAMIC, has been involved with the Tender phases for the TAC-2 sinceearly 2018. Dynamic SNC, a consortium that includesconstruction engineering company Ansaldo Nuclear, has taken a decisive step in the delivery ofthe ITER development contract by completing a successful ‘dry run’ of theproject’s impressive upending tool. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Read more about:Nuclear energyResearch into compact nuclear power stations to be undertaken RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In June 2019, DYNAMIC SNC, made up of Ansaldo Nucleare, Ansaldo Energia, Endel Engie, Orys Group ORTEC, SIMIC and Leading Metal Mechanic Solutions SL, began work on the Tokamak Assembly Contract 2 (TAC2) which involves the assembly of the main vessel and ports, plus sector sub-assembly with toroidal field coils and vacuum vessel thermal shielding and welding. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA TAGSnuclear Previous articleCorruption Watch: The ‘writing is on the wall’ for its 2019 reportNext articleS.Africa: Amendment to S2 gives effect to 2020 SONA commitments Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. With it playing such akey role in the assembly work for the ITER Tokamak machine, it was critical tocommission the empty upending tool using two test loads, allowing the team totest and monitor a number of the kinematic processes which will have to beconsidered during ITER’s upcoming assembly phase, using equipment provided byAnsaldo Nuclear. Generation He commented on therecent dry run: “Assembly rehearsals on this scale will become a commonoccurrence at ITER, as all the main equipment we will be using for sub-assemblyand assembly will be commissioned at the site. In this specific case, theUpending Tool will be used nine times for the Vacuum Vessel Sectors (450 tonneseach) and 18 times for the Toroidal Field Coils (320 tonnes each). The aptly-named upending tool is a keypiece of equipment for the sub-assembly activities of the main Tokamak machinecomponents. Source: This story was also published on Power Engineering International In order to create theworld’s largest tokamak, the ITER organisation has prepared and delegated over1,200 engineering work packages for the mechanical installation of componentsof the ITER machine. center_img World’s largest tokamak Project manager atAnsaldo Nuclear, Alessio Bono, reflected on this when discussing the recentassembly rehearsal: “When facing unprecedented challenges, having the rightteam in place with the necessary skills to persevere is vital. Our jointcapability and experience will be key in ensuring that this first-of-a-kindchallenge is a technical success, with the highest standards of quality andsafety maintained throughout. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Featured image: Tokamak. “The assemblyrehearsal of the empty Upending Tool has already delivered a wealth of data.The team now knows where improvements need to be made, and photogrammetry hasprovided a baseline for deformation reference.” Finance and Policy ITER is building the world’s largest nuclear fusion energy R&D plant in France and awarded the Tokamak Assembly (TAC2) contract to DYNAMIC last year. The tokamak is one of several types of magnetic confinement devices being developed to produce controlled thermonuclear fusion power. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development The unique nature ofDYNAMIC allows these construction work packages to be subdivided even further,streamlining work activities and increasing efficiency. It has been designed to transition complexcomponents from their horizontal delivery positions to a vertical position andis capable of upending and transporting loads as heavy as four fully-loadedBoeing 747s, as well as travelling the entire length of the assembly space(170m). The extensive developments taking place atITER in Cadarache present a number of unprecedented challenges to the thousandsof engineers currently working on its construction, including how to lift,position, join, inspect and assemble the vast number of complex componentsneeded to complete the main assembly phase by 2025. BRICS The toolis capable of upending and transporting loads as heavy as four fully-loadedBoeing 747s.last_img read more

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A national lockdown is bad policy

first_imgFor those of you who are mathematically inclined, the spread of a virus follows what is called an asymptotic distribution. It grows exponentially at first and then the rate of growth slows down and the virus dies.Every virus known to mankind follows this distribution.There is a reason for this. A virus is a non-living thing and spreads by invading cells in the human body. But there is a time delay between viral infection of a cell and the time the infected cells begin releasing the virus for transmission. During this period, the vast majority of infected cells are killed by the body’s immune fighting system.So a virus starts its journey by attacking weak immune systems – – the old and unhealthy. It spreads rapidly as it moves from one compromised immune system to another. This is the exponential stage we see in every virus.Viruses being non-living don’t die. They eventually run into increasing numbers of healthier and stronger immune systems and cannot find cells that can help propagate them. When the virus can’t easily find new, susceptible hosts it stops being infectious. And this is the key–IT IS ONLY WHEN THE VIRUS RUNS INTO A LOT OF STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEMS THAT IT STOPS BEING INFECTIOUS. The smallpox virus stopped being infectious when everyone got immunity from it, either directly or through a vaccine.This asymptotic distribution can be seen with the flu virus every year. It starts the season by attacking weak immune systems, grows exponentially for a few weeks and then dies away. This predictable pattern is repeated every year. Everyone knows when its flu season and there are vaccines available, yet it kills 500,000 people every year (WHO statistics).Absent the finding of a vaccine on day 1 of the detection of a virus, there is absolutely NOTHING that can be done to avoid this early exponential growth in infection rates. This is a mathematical reality.The key then to reducing the intensity of the exponential growth phase of the virus is to lower the reproduction number. In other words, by reducing the probability of the virus being able to locate weak compromised cells The best way to do that is through aggressive testing, contact tracing, finding infected cases and isolating the weak and vulnerable. And paradoxically, by letting increasing numbers of healthier and stronger immune systems to come in contact with the virus which eventually reduces its intensity.Every country that has done that has been successful at containing the virus. China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong have tested more people per capita than other countries and have managed to isolate the vulnerable and successfully contain the virus. None of these countries required national lockdowns. Locking down healthy and strong immune systems, the very systems that you need to kill the virus are the wrong thing to do.This is what India needs to do. Acquire as many test kits as possible and randomly test clusters of people (sectors, villages etc). Isolate and lockdown those clusters where the probability of finding infected cases (weak immune systems) is high. But don’t lock down the healthy systems. We need those hundreds of trillions of strong healthy immune cells to fight and kill this virus.There are both health costs and economic costs to this crisis. Both are real and therefore need to be considered. There are seen and unseen costs. The seen are obviously the number of people getting infected and dying. Those numbers are shown by the media every hour and cause alarm.But what remains unseen, especially in a country like India, is the collateral damage from large economic losses–the deaths, suicides, malnutrition, mental health and stress-related problems. Businesses will shut down permanently, people will lose jobs, and there will be massive unemployment and underemployment. These real costs are hard to quantify and so no one thinks about them. Over time they become just statistics. But as happens with most cases, the unseen costs far outweigh the seen costs.Good policymaking should focus both on the immediate and seen health costs, and also the unseen economic costs. India should invest heavily on testing and isolating the infected and those with weak immune systems.Shutting the entire country will not solve the health problems and will only aggravate the economic problems.last_img read more

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ACCS undergoes summer renovations

first_img ACCS undergoes summer renovationsAugust 6, 2020Mark CarpenterNews0 HomeNewsACCS undergoes summer renovations By Ashley McCarty-The Adams County Christian School is currently undergoing improvements as the parking lot is asphalted and renovations take place within and around the facility.The renovations began in April of this year and are suspected to be completed by Aug. 24.The parking lot project, which will include asphalting the current lot, and adding an additional 60 x 200 gravel lot, was privately donated specifically for the project. The school also self-funded and underwent some water pipe repair with the help of water operators Kevin Mason and Joe Casteel.“For the parking lot project that we have completed right now, those are funds that we had available at the school. A lot of our — donation wise, we’re really dependent on churches, a lot of local people donate on a monthly basis to support us. So this project, because my husband happens to be a water operator, we were able to keep the cost pretty low. We just — all said and done, I haven’t seen the final figures, we ended up having to rent the equipment a little bit longer, but it’s going to run us about $5,000 to have replaced 300 feet of water pipe, and we’ve put in curb stops,” said ACCS Administrator Amy Mason.Last year in January, the school had to be closed because the pipes had busted.“We had to shut down school for a day, because we didn’t have any facilities until we could get it repaired. So this way, we have all of it separated from the building and the gym, so if anything were to happen like that again, we would always have at least one building and facilities so we wouldn’t have to cancel school basically, in the future,” said Mason.The parking lot project is being completed by Brown County Construction of Aberdeen.Inside the facility, new flooring for the main hallway, as well as six classrooms will be installed; those classrooms will also be receiving new paint. These renovations were budgeted, as well as funded by donations.“We had — I believe it’s Wrightsville Church — they gave specifically for just flooring this summer. We had another church, Tranquility Community Church, who had donated and supported the initial — back in 1995 — they supported the second grade classroom, and they just recently supported it this year and gave us $1,000 to upgrade that entire classroom, put new flooring and new paint in. So, we’ve just had a lot of different donors that have come in for these projects, and donations,” said Mason.Mason said the donations this year have been a huge blessing.“That has been huge in being able to fund some of these projects that have been needed to be done for quite a long time,” said Mason.Mason was hired three years ago in June. According to Mason, since then, every room has been renovated to some extent.“The building was, you know, times were tight previous to my administration. Things had just really been let go on a lot of levels, and so we’ve been able to — every room will have had new flooring in the last couple years, or new paint, or some kind of renovation to upgrade it, besides the fact that we’ve been able to use our state funding,” said Mason.The all-new motorized bleachers that the school received a $40,000 safety grant for through the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation in December 2019 were also recently installed in the gymnasium.“The bleachers we had in previously were used when we bought them and put them in 15 years ago, so just from a safety standpoint, to be able to use more of the gym, because during the week when you have students, those can all be pushed in by the push of a button, and we have more access to space in the gym,” said Mason.Additional projects planned for this summer will include tiling under the aforementioned bleachers, and insetting games in the tiles such as hopscotch and Four-Square.“Different things for kids who — the little ones, especially, they’re not — their world doesn’t revolve around basketball like the older kids, so give them other things to do in the gym that’s outside of the basketball court where they can still have fun,” said Mason.While questionable how it’s going to work with COVID-19, Mason is optimistic that school will, eventually, go back to normal.“But, you know, our plans are, COVID’s going to be around for a time, but not forever. Eventually, we’ll be back into what we consider normal school, and so all of the renovations and plans that we’ve been doing this summer’s along that line,” said Mason.Currently, 125 students have been enrolled to ACCS for the 2020-21 school year. 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Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Top Searches Top Searches YoungSportsGays center_img The Adams County Christian School is currently undergoing improvements as the parking lot is asphalted and renovations take place within and around the facility. The renovations began in April of this year and are suspected to be completed by Aug. 24. (Photo by Ashley McCarty) PreviousWest Union Village Council announces applicants for open council seatNextLoss of a legacy, Town and Country closes doors Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Germany Leads Dressage at FEI European Championships

first_imgChasing down their 23rd European team Dressage title, Germany took a firm grip on the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the Grand Prix at the Longines FEI European Championships 2017 in Gothenburg (SWE).Helen Langehanenberg got them off to a great start when posting the biggest score of the day, 74.986%, with Damsey FRH, and team-mate Dorothee Schneider (48) cemented that when slotting into second place on a mark of 74.586 with Sammy Davis Jr. With two more riders still to go, including their superstar combination of Isabell Werth and Weihegold, the Germans have almost a six-point lead over their nearest rivals, the defending champions from The Netherlands.And it’s incredibly tight going into tomorrow’s second half of the competition with Denmark breathing down those Dutch necks just a fraction further behind, while the hosts from Sweden are in fourth place only another 1.0% adrift. A total of 16 teams are contesting the medal placings.Langehanenberg (35), who during her sensational career with the brilliant stallion Damon Hill was a member of the victorious German team at the Europeans in Herning (DEN) in 2013 and the silver medal winning Olympic team at London 2012, has a relatively new ride in Damsey FRH.“Although he is 15, we are a young couple, just one and a half years together now. He’s a wonderful horse but he’s like a lucky bag – you never know what’s going to come out!! He is in a good mood today, and he’s different again tomorrow. Today he was great,” said Helen Langehanenberg (GER).Patrick van der Meer (46) and Zippo were the first Dutch partnership into the ring, scoring 71.114, and Diederik van Silfhout added a competitive 72.528 with Four Seasons to back that up. But van Silfhout’s Danish pupil Anna Zibrandtsen (23) and Arlando, the brilliant horse her Dutch tutor steered to team gold at the FEI European Championships in Aachen (GER) in 2015, produced a stunning performance to earn a mark of 72.957 which, when added to team-mate Agnete Kirk Thinggaard’s 70.629 with Jojo AZ ensured the Danes are right in the mix.Only the second German partnership of Dorothee Schneider and Sammy Davis Jr pinned Zibrandtsen back to third place when putting a mark of 74.585 on the board. Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven and Paridon Magi’s 72.857 filled fourth slot today.Austria, Spain, France, Russia, Finland and Belarus are lining up between fifth and 11th places as the action restarts tomorrow, but don’t discount the British yet. Down a man since Gareth Hughes withdrew Don Carissimo they could still be in with a shout according to Emile Faurie who steered another relative novice, the 12-year-old Lollipop, into sixth spot on a mark of 72.285.Asked about his hopes for the 2011 team gold and 2015 European silver medal winning nation he said – “that Spencer (Wilton) scores 80 and Carl (Hester) rides 90, which they both can, and must! 72 (his own score) has been a counting score in the past, we’ve got two brilliant riders with two brilliant horses coming so I don’t see that as too big an ask!”Full results  here. Tags: Longines FEI European Championships, Email* SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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A look into ‘Franky Boy’ Cali — the alleged mob boss assassinated in New York

first_imgAndrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The suspected assassination of an alleged mob boss is raising questions about why he was targeted and the internal struggles in what — once — was one of the most powerful American mafia families.Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali was gunned down outside of his Staten Island home Wednesday evening in what experts view as “a true hit.”“We’re back to the ’90s,” said Rich Frankel, a former FBI special agent in charge of the criminal division in New York and current ABC News contributor. “We haven’t had a hit like this in at least 30 years.”Robert Boyce, the former New York Police Department chief of detectives who is now an ABC News contributor, said that Cali was a protégé of John “Jackie the Nose” D’Amico — a former prominent figure in the Gambino family.“He’s an interesting man because he came up in the organization without many arrests,” Boyce said of Cali.Cali was arrested and convicted at least once, which pales in comparison to other mob leaders. In 2008, Cali was sentenced to 16 months in prison after pleading guilty to extortion conspiracy, according to federal court records.“This guy was really good. He kept a low profile,” Boyce said.Beyond his own deep ties to the Gambino family, Cali had another important connection: his wife, Rosaria Inzerillo, of the Sicilian Inzerillo Mafia clan.Boyce said Cali’s wife “is steeped in mafia family — [they] both are.”The mob family treeWhile the Gambino family is arguably one of the best known mafia entities in the U.S. — because of the publicity that the now-late boss John Gotti received — they are only one of the several biggest in the country.In New York City, there are five prominent families — Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese and Luchese — that make up La Cosa Nostra, which the FBI describes as an “alliance of criminals.”The families are distinctly different with unique histories and members, but oftentimes they would dabble in similar criminal circuits which focus on: racketeering, drug trafficking, loan sharking, corruption, extortion and murder, among other things, according to the FBI.“The ‘Five Families’ are not what they were, especially the Gambinos,” said Boyce, adding, that the Gambino’s “profile in New York has been significantly reduced since John Gotti.”Beyond that, Boyce said that the various mob families are all facing competition on the drug trafficking front from outside their realm.“Most of the heroin in this country comes from Mexico now — not from the mid-east, which the mob once controlled,” Boyce said.Looking for clues in Cali’s shootingJoe Cantamessa, a retired FBI special agent in charge from the New York division’s special operations, was involved with a key mob boss case: he was responsible for installing the microphone in the home of Paul Castellano, the Gambino family boss whose assassination was orchestrated by his successor, Gotti.The Castellano hit in 1985 prompted drama within the Gambino family, and Cantamessa said that such a blatant shooting of another Gambino leader — Cali — will prompt it’s own share.“If a senior guy gets hit and if it’s not a sanctioned hit, it’s bad news for somebody,” Cantamessa told ABC News.“You’ve got to get permission to take out a ‘made’ member, somebody who’s actually a member of a family,” he said, noting that Cali fit that bill. “If anybody within the family or in a rival family steps outside the bounds then there would be consequences. It’s all about permissions: nobody does anything to a made member without permission.”Law enforcement sources tell ABC News that shortly before Cali was shot he received something via his phone — either a call or a text — that lured him outside onto his front terrace on Wednesday.Frankel, who was an agent on the FBI’s Gambino squad in the late 1990s, said that whatever prompted Cali to step outside is going to be critical to the investigation.“That’s a great piece of evidence, because whoever made that [call or text], unless it was a spoof [where the number is distorted], that’s the person who drew him out,” said Frankel, who now works as a contributor for ABC News.“Because of the way he was shot and who he is — he’s a high ranking member of the Gambino family, he was shot 10 times on the street — it wasn’t something that was hidden. Someone was definitely trying to say ‘Franky’s dead and he deserved to die.’ That’s the way I’m taking it,” Frankel said.Unanswered questionsWhile some of the optics of the latest hit seem to point to some obvious conclusions, there are still quite a few questions that investigators will have to tackle.“Are they hitting him because he did something or are they hitting him to get rid of him? Did he go somewhere he shouldn’t have gone? Did he go outside his crew or his family and cause trouble with another family?” Frankel said.Past precedent seems to be an indicator for Boyce’s best guesses.“This was probably a schism within this family, because that’s what history tells us,” Boyce said, referencing the Gotti hit on Castellano.Boyce also speculated that Cali’s family ties and possible subsequent actions could have been a factor.Specifically, Boyce suggested that “old time mobsters, and ‘Franky’ Cali was brought up like an old school mobster” who value loyalty from family and people they can trust. That led Boyce to posit that Cali’s ties to the Sicilian mob through his wife could have led to him bringing in new crew members from Sicily.“Is he bringing outsiders into the organization? Is there resentment that comes up from that?” Boyce said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Senior Staff Accountant, Facilities Finance

first_imgPosition SummaryYou will be responsible for supporting the Assistant Director andDirector of Finance with the day-to-day, monthly, and year-endoperations of the Accounting / Finance Department within UniversityFacilities. This includes supporting short and long term planningand the formulation / implementation of policies andprocedures.Responsibilities include:• Developing and managing a month-end checklist of all accountingactivities to be completed, including manual entries, customerbillings & collections, accounts payable invoice entry, payrollprocessing. Ensuring that all journal entries posted have adequatesupporting documentation attached (i.e. are “stand alone”) and thatrecords retention policies are complied with.• Will support the development, review and updates of billing ratesin accordance with the University’s Service Center policies andwithin the guidelines of the Federal Office of Management andBudget ( OMB ).• Contributing to the coordination and monitoring of businessoperations and financial activities for revenue and procurementprocesses across all accounts. Assists in analyzing existinguniversity wide and divisional policies and procedures andimplementing changes to increase the overall effectiveness ofdepartment financial operations. Helps to create, monitor andupdate internal controls; ensuring compliance with policy andregulations.• Responds to planned or unforeseen emerging issues /circumstances. Recommend solutions and resolve short and long termoperational / transactional issues escalated from employees,audits, etc.• Participates in training opportunities, including helping todevelop, train, and share knowledge with others. Serve on variouscommittees. Conduct special projects as deemed necessary by thesupervisor.• Supervisor / oversee staff functions including training,assigning and setting work priorities and objectives in accordancewith established policies and procedures. Review and writeperformance appraisals; oversee monitoring of time and attendance.Ensure appropriate cross-training to provide uninterrupted serviceto customers.Candidate must be detail and process-oriented and have the abilityto communicate information and respond to inquiries/requests withdiplomacy and tact across all levels within the organization.A flagship institution in the State University of New York system,UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campusSUNY system. We are a member of the Association of AmericanUniversities. UB is a premier, research-intensive public universitydedicated to academic excellence.University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunityemployer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to applyincluding veterans and individuals with disabilities.Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s Degree.Incumbents must possess strong interpersonal skills and the abilityto streamline processes.Strong Microsoft Excel skills.Candidate must have a demonstrated history of analytical andproblem solving skills and of having managed multiple taskssimultaneously.Preferred QualificationsBachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.Working knowledge of payroll, accounts receivable, accountspayable, account reconciliation, cost accounting, varianceanalysis, generally accepted accounting principles and internalcontrol measures (i.e. Sarbanes Oxley compliance) ispreferred.For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

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Manhattan’s luxury market streak continues for 8th week

first_img Full Name* Message* From left: 998 Fifth Avenue, One57 and Extell’s Gary Barnett (Photos via Beyond My Ken and Godsfriendchuck/Wikimedia)An Upper East Side co-op and a sponsor unit at Extell Development’s One57 were among the priciest contracts signed last week, as Manhattan’s luxury market closed two straight months of elevated activity.Last week there were 47 contracts signed, up from 41 the week prior, according to Olshan Realty’s weekly report on contracts for Manhattan properties asking $4 million or more.It was the eighth consecutive week in which more than 30 contracts were signed. It’s the longest such streak since Olshan began tracking Manhattan’s luxury market in 2006.Read moreManhattan’s luxury market continues 7-week contract streakFormer Goldman exec behind Epstein townhouse buy: reportVince Viola’s UES mansion was Manhattan’s priciest deal last week Email Address* Donna Olshan, author of the report, said the streak is largely being driven by the “New York metro area buyer” and said she would expect the volume of contracts to taper off as the summer approaches. She noted that could change if international travel restarts.“We’re only operating with one arm,” she said. “But the streak could be sustained if the market opened up to the global audience.”The average discount from initial ask to final for the 41 contracts dropped to 8 percent, down from 11 percent the week before. The median price was $5.94 million and the homes spent an average of 598 days on the market. Of the deals, there were 32 condos, 12 co-ops and three townhouses.The most expensive contract was for a four-bedroom co-op at 998 Fifth Avenue. The sprawling apartment with a 38-foot living room and 33-foot master bedroom faces Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was listed for $29.5 million in November 2018 and was last asking $24 million.The second priciest deal was for a three-bedroom condo at Extell Development’s One57 tower. Unit 66B was initially seeking $28.5 million when the developer launched sales in 2013. It went into contract asking $20.9 million. The 4,193-square-foot unit has views of Central Park.Contact Erin Hudsonlast_img read more

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Richard Musgrave

first_imgAt a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences April 8, 2008, the following Minute was placed upon the records.Richard Musgrave, the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, was the leading public finance economist of his generation. He died on January 15, 2007, at the age of 96.Richard Abel-Musgrave was born in Königstein, Germany, and educated in Munich and Heidelberg. He was of half Jewish ancestry, his paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother both being Jews who had converted to the Christian faith.He came to the United States in 1933 as an exchange student at Rochester University but soon transferred to Harvard where he received his PhD in 1937. He decided not to return to Germany and applied for U.S. citizenship in that same year. At that time he dropped the hyphen in his family name, becoming Richard Abel Musgrave. He was known thereafter as Richard Musgrave.After completing his PhD, Musgrave worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve until 1948. He then taught at Johns Hopkins, the University of Michigan and Princeton before joining the faculty at Harvard in 1965. He held simultaneous appointments in the economics department and in the Harvard Law School, the first person to hold a joint appointment in both the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Law School. Professor Musgrave took emeritus status in 1981 and moved to California where he was an adjunct professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz.Although the 19th-century giants of political economy, David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill, wrote extensively about the theory of taxation, by the middle of the 20th century the teaching and writing on public finance in the United States was largely descriptive and institutional. Richard Musgrave changed all of that with his major volume, The Theory of Public Finance, published in 1959.The Theory of Public Finance was both a theoretical research monograph and a text book. It applied the analytic tools of price theory and of Keynesian macroeconomics to the issues of tax incidence (i.e., who bears the burden of taxes), of efficiency (i.e., measuring the losses caused by the distorting effects of taxes), and of achieving full employment. All of this was done in a very readable and accessible way that made the book very widely studied. The book proved to be a particularly significant resource for tax law professors in their teaching and writing about federal tax policy.A key feature of Musgrave’s Theory of Public Finance was the division of the problem of public finance into what Musgrave called three “branches.” One “branch” was devoted to the problem of achieving full employment. Here Musgrave applied the ideas of Keynesian fiscal policy to using tax reductions and government spending to increasing aggregate demand. A second “branch” focused on economic efficiency, i.e., on the design of taxes that would raise revenue with the least distortion to incentives and therefore the least loss of real incomes. The third “branch” then dealt with issues of redistribution to achieve a politically acceptable distribution of income. These branches were of course just pedagogical devices and not a way of organizing the actual making of policy.Richard Musgrave was an inspiring teacher. It was clear to his students that he cared about both the analytic science in public finance and the practical implications of that analysis for improving our tax system. He taught students to think about the impact of taxes on economic efficiency while not losing sight of their distributional consequences. Or, as he might have said, to think about the distribution of the tax burden and the use of taxes and transfers to redistribute income while not losing sight of the consequences of the progressive tax and transfer structure on economic efficiency.In the weekly graduate seminar in public finance, graduate students and visiting faculty would present their latest research. The seminar brought together not only graduate students and faculty from the department of economics, but also tax specialist members of the Harvard Law School faculty. Their presence added a greater degree of practical focus to the seminar’s discussion of tax reform. Musgrave’s questions and insights kept the seminar focused on the substantive importance of the problems rather than on the more abstract methodological issues. Many of the students taught by Richard Musgrave went on to do important work in public finance.Although Musgrave felt strongly about tax policy and about transfer programs like Social Security and unemployment insurance, he was not an activist who tried to influence outcomes in Washington. He appeared to believe that he was most effective in developing the analysis and teaching students who would carry this material into practice.An important exception to this was a major report on fiscal reform in Columbia that Musgrave prepared jointly with Malcolm Gillis in 1971. This report, prepared under the auspices of the Harvard International Tax Program of the Harvard Law School, was based on extensive and detailed work in Columbia.Richard Musgrave was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 1978. Musgrave was one of the organizers of the International Seminar in Public Economics which brought together American and European faculty members who specialized in public finance. He also served as an honorary president of the International Institute of Public Finance.Professor Musgrave collaborated with his wife, Peggy Musgrave, in writing a popular undergraduate text book, Public Finance in Theory and Practice, which was published in 1973. The Musgraves also found time to reach out to young colleagues and their wives at their homes in Belmont and in Vermont.Respectfully submitted,Lawrence SummersBernard WolfmanMartin Feldstein, Chairlast_img read more

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