Finally, A Dining App for People With Diet Restrictions

first_imgDiningUncategorizedFinally, A Dining App for People With Diet RestrictionsAnd it’s coming to L.A.By Steffi Victorioso – June 14, 2017964ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIf you have ever eaten with someone who has a dietary restriction–or if that person is you–then you know how difficult it is to find a place to eat that won’t trigger a food allergy or sensitivity or guilty conscience. One app is trying to change that.The Edible app was created by Ish Baid and Michael Copley, two students from University of Michigan, with a mission to empower people with food information. Edible works by showing you menu items filtered by food allergy (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, and wheat) or diet preference (vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free). You can see a description and photo of each dish, health info, price, and location. And you can vote on your favorite dishes and read or write reviews.Via EdibleOriginally launched in Ann Arbor last winter, the Edible Project has made its way to the West Coast. Private beta testing will begin soon with an expected launch in mid-July. “We needed to be in a large city that has a really rich culture and food scene. All the numbers pointed to L.A.,” said Baid.As undergrads at Michigan, Baid and Copley found out firsthand how difficult it is to dine out with a food allergy. Baid, who has no dietary restrictions, became a casualty of Copley’s food allergy. “Mike [Copley] has a dairy allergy,” said Baid. “It would take him a long time to find something to eat, which meant it would take our entire table a long time to get our food,” said Baid. They wanted to make it easier for people with any food allergies or diet preferences to find a place to eat and to make it easier for their unrestricted friends to eat with them.Edible’s database already includes over 250 restaurants and more than 5,000 food items – and their numbers are steadily increasing. Each day they add 10-15 restaurants and around 2,400 items every week. And later this summer, they’ll be adding three more diet filters: paleo, halal, and kosher.Follow the app’s Instagram and Facebook pages for updates.RELATED: These Apps Are a Necessity If You Live in Los Angeles          TAGSappsPrevious articleThe Ultimate Taco Festival Unfolds (Pun Intended) Downtown This WeekendNext articleJust a Reminder: The Best Wine Night of Summer is BackJoe Donatelli RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThis App Will Help You Remember Every Day of Your LifeWhen On the Road, Siri Is Not SafeUber, Lyft LAX Pick-Ups May Not Happen for Holiday Seasonlast_img read more

News / American Airlines promises record investment in cargo as the ‘landscape changes’

first_img 2017 will see American Airlines invest more in freight than ever before, according to new cargo president Rick Elieson.Company veteran Mr Elieson moved to cargo in March after having worked for the carrier’s passenger division for more than 20 years.Speaking to The Loadstar at Air Cargo Europe yesterday, Mr Elieson promised the carrier’s biggest ever investment in cargo.And it won’t be “a one-time catch-up payment”, he said. “It will happen again, because cargo is an important part of the mother airline.” In line for investment will be employee training, IT and new tools to improve customer experience– “areas often overlooked for investment, but we will be changing that”, he said.He added: “Infrastructural investment will also be massive this year.”Mr Elieson said part of the reason money had been made available was because of a changing paradigm within the “cycles” of the US aviation sector.“The complexity of the US airline industry has changed,” he said. “Prior to deregulation in the 1970s, there had been an 11-year cycle of success and ruin.“This cycle had been consistent for five decades, then things became more pronounced and the cycle dropped to seven years.”This, he said, stunted interest in long-term investment and effectively nullified long-term planning.“From 1978 until quite recently every US airline – excluding Southwest – experienced bankruptcy; we had our turn in 2011,” he continued. “But consolidation has changed the landscape again and we are seeing improved stability, both from a business perspective and in terms of pricing.”The carrier’s managing director for EMEA, Tristan Koch, said this stability had allowed for a longer planning cycle and increased interest among long-term investors.February saw the second investment in six months from Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway firm: $2.1bn put into American Airlines.But despite the optimism, the carrier recorded a first-quarter dip of 6.9% in yields, despite revenue growth of 6.3% (to $172m) and a 13.9% upturn in volumes.However, Mr Elieson said there was a broadly felt belief that the market is improving, largely driven by improving industry yields.“This bolsters belief that what we have seen in pockets is gaining, spreading and building traction,” he said.Mr Koch noted that the market had significantly changed over the past year. He said: “Twelve to thirteen months ago there were lots of questions about what would be happening next; there was a negativity to it all.“Now things are dramatically different, with an industry consensus that there is no real serious downturn on the horizon.”He said this had proved a big boost for the carrier’s partners and forwarders – with stable capacity now the norm.“All of this has allowed us to grow our network,” he continued. “We have a presence on all continents, and active on all, except Africa.”The carrier operates a GSA in Johannesburg and supplies space on flights to the US via Tokyo and Garuda, “markedly cheaper than routing via London”, added Mr Koch.Mr Elieson said he would love American Airlines Cargo to be active in Africa, but said this would first require enough stability in the region for the passenger arm to venture in.This is not to say that cargo isn’t big enough to sway the parent carrier into a region – on some routes – said Mr Koch, adding that 30% of profitability could be from cargo.“Though this is an exception, rather than the rule,” he added. “Africa just doesn’t quite have the volumes to justify it yet.”Mr Elieson also addressed questions surrounding China Southern, after American invested $200m into the Chinese carrier in March.“The deal with China Southern is very much in its infancy, from a passenger perspective,” he said. “And as far as cargo is concerned, there’s nothing planned yet.”After two months in the cargo business, Mr Elieson said his perception of the business had dramatically altered, noting the reactivity of air freight.“There is an ebb and flow to it, a communality, and a need to understand your customer’s business as much as your own, which I just wasn’t expecting,” he said.“A colleague of mine told me I’d never look at the food on my plate or the shirt on my back the same way again.” By Alexander Whiteman in Munich 11/05/2017last_img read more

8 science questions that could shake up the GOP debate

first_img Tags drug pricesNIHpolicyPresidential campaign By David Nather Nov. 10, 2015 Reprints Senator Marco Rubio has called out some drug companies for “pure profiteering,” and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has suggested cracking down on price-gouging.Carson, in remarks that have been largely overlooked, told an Iowa audience last month that “there’s a lot of manipulation that is going on” when it comes to drug prices, according to a video released by the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing. Carson added that “these are things that I would be very interested in studying and coming up with real solutions.”Other GOP candidates haven’t dealt much with the issue — or said what they would do about it.Tuesday’s debate could be a chance for the other candidates to say whether they have anything else to offer.VaccinesTo all candidates: Do you believe vaccines are dangerous in any way?Trump was the one who suggested in the September debate that vaccines cause autism, and Carson gently corrected him. But then he, Trump, and Senator Rand Paul all expressed concern that the frequency of vaccinations poses a threat to children — an argument that has also been rejected by medical professionals.If the question comes up again, and the candidates can’t say unequivocally that vaccines aren’t dangerous, they’ll have to endure a new round of criticism from physicians and researchers about their inability to stick to medical science.Medical research fundingTo all candidates: Do you believe the National Institutes of Health should get more money?After years of congressional budgets that have effectively eroded NIH funding by more than 20 percent, researchers are hopeful they might see a boost. It could happen. Jeb Bush has already called for an unspecified increase in funding in his health care plan. But there are also competing pressures for Republicans to prove they won’t allow wasteful spending. Bush nodded to those pressures when he said the agency should come up with a “more robust strategic plan,” eliminate “unnecessary, duplicative research,” and stop funding research on topics like “rabbit massages.”If the question comes up, the other candidates would have to go on the record about whether they support more research funding — and all would have to say whether there are any important strings they would attach.Trump and NIHTo Trump: Do you really think Michael Savage would be a good NIH director?During an October interview, conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage offered himself up to Trump as a candidate to run the NIH — and Trump didn’t knock down the idea. “Well, you know you’d get common sense if that were the case, that I can tell you, because I hear so much about the NIH, and it’s terrible,” Trump told Savage, a nutritionist whose remarks on autism, AIDS, and other medical subjects have previously sparked controversy. A question at the debate would give Trump a chance to clarify whether he was serious — and what, exactly, he thinks is terrible about the NIH.Bush and biotechTo Bush: Why didn’t your investment in biotech pay off?As Florida governor, Bush made a big bet on biomedical research and spent as much as $1.3 billion in state, city, and county funding to turn the state into a research hub. Yet the investment didn’t lead to the job boom he had hoped for, as documented by Reuters and the Los Angeles Times. This is one of the bigger vulnerabilities of Bush’s economic record, so he’d have to come to Tuesday’s debate prepared to answer questions about it.Rubio and drug companiesTo Rubio: How would you separate the “bad actors” from the drug companies that are doing good work?When Rubio made his comments in New Hampshire in October about “pure profiteering,” spokesman Alex Conant later insisted that he was only talking about certain drug companies and that “it is no secret that there are some bad actors who put profits ahead of patients.” But Rubio still hasn’t said exactly what he would do about the problem, and a well-targeted question might force him to explain whether he has a policy solution that would crack down on the “bad actors” without discouraging research and innovation among the rest.Paul and budget cutsTo Paul: A lot of Republicans say it’s time to increase NIH funding. Why did you want to cut it?There’s growing support in Congress to boost NIH’s budget for the first time in years — with key Republicans backing the move — but Paul has been one of the agency’s most consistent critics. In a 2012 budget proposal, he called for reducing NIH funding to 2008 levels, arguing that the private sector also funds research and development. He also rails frequently about NIH-funded studies he considers wasteful, including one about how social relationships among college freshmen can contribute to weight problems. The debate could give him a chance to clarify whether he’s concerned about the overall erosion of NIH funding and what research he considers important.Carson and end-of-life careTo Carson: You have said the government spends excessively on medical care at the end of a person’s life. What should the government be doing differently?Before he was a presidential candidate, a STAT review found, Carson raised provocative questions about whether society should keep spending so much on medical care for the terminally ill, and whether doctors should always prolong people’s lives just because they can. His campaign insists he was raising rhetorical questions, not proposing reforms, but social conservatives are likely to want to hear more about whether such remarks reflect the kind of policies he would advocate if elected to office.Ike Swetlitz contributed to this report. The Republican presidential candidates have already proven that medical science can be a dangerous subject in a debate. Remember the exchange between Donald Trump and Ben Carson about whether vaccines cause autism? Good times.Life sciences issues aren’t likely to be the centerpiece of Tuesday night’s Fox Business Network/Wall Street Journal debate, which is supposed to focus on business and economic issues. But the moderators could very well slip in some questions about medical science and policy — and in doing so, they could help us learn a lot about how the GOP candidates think, and whether they’ve thought about these issues at all. Most of them still haven’t spelled out specific ideas about how they would curb rising drug prices, nor have they said much about their positions on medical research funding.Here are some medical science and policy questions to watch for:advertisement Marco Rubio and the other GOP candidates may have to field questions about medical science and policy during Tuesday night’s debate, which is supposed to focus on business and economic issues. Mark J. Terrill/AP Drug pricesTo all candidates: What would you do about rising prescription drug costs?This is an especially tough one for the Republican candidates because of what they don’t want to do: embrace anything that could be construed as “price controls.” Sure, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders can propose letting Medicare negotiate drug prices. Easy for them to say. The Republican candidates have to be able to criticize the notion of “price controls” — and then think of something else that they would do instead.advertisement Politics8 science questions that could shake up the GOP debate last_img read more

Kim Jong Il Goes Onsite with Symbolic Division

first_img News News AvatarIm Jeong Jin Kim Jong Il’s last onsite inspection of 2010 was to the home of the No. 105 Ryu Kyung Su Tank Division. News of the visit was reported by Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 31st, quoting Kim Jong Il as saying, “All soldiers must be prepared as fighters to defeat one hundred, equipped with high level combat abilities by the establishment of the spirit of training, so that training may be undertaken like a real fight, holding aloft the slogan, ‘Training is also a battle.’” Kim Jong Il’s last onsite inspection of 2010 seems to show that the existing line, “Military-first politics,” is set to be a constant in 2011. One unit of the No. 105 Ryu Kyung Su Tank Division was the one which first occupied Seoul during the Korean War and raised the North Korean flag on the top of the central governmental building. The number, 105, is the number of the tank with which the unit advanced south, and Ryu Kyung Su was the commander of the unit. The division was named by Kim Il Sung. Highly symbolic, the North Korean authorities claim that August 25th, 1960, when Kim and son Kim Jong Il carried out an onsite inspection of the division, represents the birth of military-first politics. The No. 105 Ryu Kyung Su Tank Division, which is nowadays armed with the Soviet era T-55 tank, is said to represent a model for North Korean military ability, the lives of soldiers and discipline. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newscenter_img SHARE News Kim Jong Il Goes Onsite with Symbolic Division By Im Jeong Jin – 2011.01.01 11:50pm Facebook Twitter North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

U.S. Staying Firm on All Launches

first_img News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News U.S. Staying Firm on All Launches SHARE Facebook Twitter News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinacenter_img News AvatarMok Yong Jae RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Mok Yong Jae – 2012.04.04 3:20pm The U.S. has emphasized once again that any launch of a long-range rocket by North Korea will be in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. Victoria Nuland, the spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, told yesterday’s regular briefing, “Any kind of missile launch of any kind is of great concern and would be a violation, in our view, of UN Security Council resolutions.”Meanwhile, the Pentagon has revealed that Leon Panetta has been in talks with his Japanese counterpart Naoki Tanaka.“This is an issue of importance to the United States and to our partners in the region,” Defense Department spokesperson George Little informed reporters, adding that the U.S. wishes “to emphasize very clearly to the North Koreans that they have international obligations that they must uphold.”“I would say that North Korea must do the right thing. And that’s what we’re calling on them to do,” he went on. “We are asking that they not move forward with a violation of their international obligations… that’s something that we can’t countenance.”last_img read more

Police Appeals for Information in Woolmer’s Death

first_imgPolice Appeals for Information in Woolmer’s Death UncategorizedMarch 23, 2007 RelatedPolice Appeals for Information in Woolmer’s Death RelatedPolice Appeals for Information in Woolmer’s Death FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of crime, Mark Shields, is appealing to persons to come forward with any information that might lead to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Robert Woolmer, Coach of the Pakistan Cricket team. Mr. Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on Sunday, March 18 and was pronounced dead at hospital after efforts to resuscitate him failed.Speaking at a press conference held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Thursday, March 22, Mr. Shields revealed that the matter of “Mr. Woolmer’s death is now being treated by the Jamaican Police as a case of murder.”He urged anyone with information that could provide a break-through in the case, to contact the police at 1-876-927-5000, which will be manned consistently, or call Crime Stop at 311.“We need to speak to people who had any contact with Bob (Woolmer) on that particular evening. Someone may have been in the lift with him, seen somebody else in the elevator with him, or they may have seen him walking along the corridor with someone. Somebody has information in relation to what he did, so I’m appealing to anyone who saw him once he returned to the hotel, to come forward and give us the information,” he appealed.The Deputy Commissioner disclosed that the police was in possession of the official post mortem report from the Government pathologist, which stated that Mr. Woolmer’s death “was due to asphyxia, as a result of manual strangulation.”He said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) was working diligently to find any evidence that may lead to the person or persons responsible for the killing. In this regard, he said that the police have seized all material at the hotel that could be used as evidence in the case. “We have seized all of the hotel’s records in relation to closed circuit television, and other records such as electronic records, that can assist with the investigation,” he said.In addition, he informed that as an international case, the JCF would be working closely with the Pakistani law enforcement officers, and would if necessary, accept other international assistance from the British based officers from Scotland Yard, as Mr. Woolmer was a United Kingdom national.Responding to questions as to whether members of the Pakistani team would be retained in Jamaica pending the investigation, Mr. Shields said that unless there were new developments, the team would be allowed to leave this Saturday, March 24.“Unless we have any evidence, it would be appropriate to release them, and it would be totally inappropriate to take a statement of caution when they are not suspects,” he explained, adding that no motive has yet been established.He noted that that it was not yet confirmed that Mr. Woolmer’s body would leave with the team, as this would be the decision of the pathologist.With respect to the level of security around teams, officials, media and sponsors, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, who is the Chairman of the Local Security Committee, said the Force continued to maintain appropriate levels of security. In fact, “since the death of Mr. Woolmer, we have increased uniformed security presence at the hotel,” he said.In the meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Malcolm Speed, who also addressed the media, has confirmed that even though the cricket body was in mourning and shock, the tournament would continue as planned, in light of speculations that it would be cancelled as a result of Mr. Woolmer’s death.“The matches will continue. We’ve had a huge shock.we’ll continue to support the Jamaican police in any way possible. It’s a challenge for the game to face up to this; to be resolute, to be strong and to finish the World Cup in good spirits…we will finish Cricket World Cup as strongly as we can,” he said.center_img RelatedPolice Appeals for Information in Woolmer’s Death Advertisementslast_img read more

Residents Urged to Take Measures to Protect Life and Property

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedResidents Urged to Take Measures to Protect Life and Property RelatedResidents Urged to Take Measures to Protect Life and Property RelatedResidents Urged to Take Measures to Protect Life and Propertycenter_img Residents Urged to Take Measures to Protect Life and Property Office of the Prime MinisterJune 30, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Disaster Preparedness Co-ordinator with the Clarendon Parish Council, Charmaine Williams, has urged residents of Milk River, a low lying community close to the south coast, to ensure that all possible measures are taken to protect life and property during this hurricane season.Addressing the residents on June 29, Mrs. Williams informed that paramount to mitigating against the losses inherent in a natural disaster, is the deliberate preparation which takes place before the event.This, she said, would necessitate the formulation of an emergency plan. Elements of this plan would include the identification of a group of persons to provide the level of leadership necessary to respond appropriately in guiding other residents, to ensure all the pre-hurricane season preparations take place.She noted that the trimming of tree branches and other overhanging material, which are potentially harmful, should be done, in addition to identifying persons and equipment within the community to be enlisted in the preparatory work. The cleaning of drains, she pointed out, is of utmost importance, as this should help to reduce the risk of flooding. Non-perishable food items, which do not require cooking, should be stockpiled, along with fuel, batteries and plastic containers, for securing important documents, clothing and appliances. Phone batteries should also be charged to allow for easy communication afterwards.Plans should be made for an early evacuation if this becomes necessary, and persons were advised to map out, before hand, the safest route to a designated shelter.Mrs. Williams further warned persons not to be fooled by the deceptive air of calmness that prevails while the “eye of the hurricane” is passing, as this could turn around without warning, and result in untold grief.“You do not go outside during the eye. No one knows when the storm is going to turn around; so it is advised that you do not go outside when the calm is there, and you should continue to listen to your radio,” she said.The residents were also urged to exercise care after the hurricane, as the environment would be laden with dislodged and broken material, which ought to be carefully handled to prevent further negative occurrences.last_img read more

Central Coast Water Sharing Plan open for feedback

first_imgCentral Coast Water Sharing Plan open for feedback NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment today announced the draft replacement water sharing plan for the Central Coast area has been placed on public exhibition for community feedback.The NSW Government is undertaking public consultation on the proposed rules that will apply to the management and operation of water licences under the new water sharing plan.The draft replacement plan for the Central Coast Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2021 and supporting documentation is on exhibition from 30 November 2020 to 31 January 2021.Water sharing plans are subject to review every 10 years under the Water Management Act 2000. The 2009 plan was reviewed by the Natural Resources Commission. Recommendation from this review were consider during development of the draft plan..Central Coast water users and the community are invited to submit any feedback on the draft plan, and to attend one of the online webinars that will take place on Thursday 3 and Tuesday 8 December 2020. /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:Central, Commission, community, environment, Government, industry, Internet, NSW, NSW Department of Industry, online, operation, planning, public consultation, resources, Water, water management, Water Management Actlast_img read more

CME response to interim report from Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia

first_imgCME response to interim report from Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) acknowledges the release today of an interim report from the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia inquiry into Aboriginal heritage and the events at Juukan Gorge.Chief Executive Paul Everingham said CME and its member companies would consider the recommendations but remained steadfast in support for the modernisation of WA’s heritage legislation, and the role of the State as the primary regulator for Aboriginal cultural heritage.“CME and several of our member companies were afforded the opportunity to provide submissions to the JSCNA inquiry and to appear before the committee,” Mr Everingham said.“Aboriginal cultural heritage is an issue our sector takes extremely seriously and I’d like to thank the committee for that opportunity.”“The complexity of this issue is evident in the detail of the recommendations arising from the report and additional comments.“The ongoing reform of WA’s Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation remains the number one priority for the sector. This is a critical piece of legislation and it’s important we get it right for future generations.“We have made detailed submissions to all three phases of consultation of the reform process and had hoped that the draft Bill to replace the current Act would pass through Parliament this year. We remain committed to continuing to work constructively towards its progression in 2021.“We fundamentally do not agree with a recommendation to strengthen Federal oversight on Aboriginal heritage matters. Imposing another layer of regulation will not ‘fix’ issues identified, nor will it deliver any improvements to heritage outcomes in WA.“This would only duplicate processes and procedures that are best delivered at a local level with local stakeholders and remove the role of Traditional Custodians to make decisions about management of proposed impacts to their own cultural heritage.”Mr Everingham said a recommendation of a moratorium on Section 18 notices under the existing Act was a “blunt instrument” that would have wide-ranging negative community and economic impacts.“It’s important people understand Government approvals make up only one part of the work that companies do to manage impacts to land and heritage. There are many years of work that go on behind the scenes. As a consequence, many Section 18 applications cover activities that will have no direct impact on heritage values,” Mr Everingham said.“It is not only the mining and resources sector which is granted approval for works under Section 18 notices. Agencies like Main Roads and local governments are some of the biggest users of these approvals, which are critical to the progress of major projects across the State.“WA is an attractive investment destination for many industries, partly because of the confidence offered by our stable political conditions. Recommendations for things like moratoriums have the capacity to erode some of that confidence.“I note WA Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt’s comments to the inquiry on the ongoing, nuanced role of Section 18s as we work towards reformed Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation in WA.“CME supports this pragmatic approach, which balances the need for reform with the importance of long-term certainty.”Mr Everingham said CME and its member companies recognised and respected the connection Aboriginal people have to their land and cultural heritage.“Ongoing consultation and agreement making with Aboriginal stakeholders is fundamental to good long-term heritage management outcomes.” Mr Everingham said.“As an industry, we continue to support the formalisation of agreement-making on heritage within the new Act, to make sure that the priorities of local Custodians are at the forefront of cultural heritage management.“Our sector also recognises the importance of responsive review mechanisms in circumstances where significant new information becomes available on heritage matters.”Mr Everingham said the JSCNA inquiry had provided public context around how the mining and resources sector’s engagement with Aboriginal people had developed over time.“Mining has occurred in the Pilbara for more than six decades, and in the Goldfields for many more. The way the sector engages with Aboriginal people on land and cultural heritage has evolved considerably,” Mr Everingham said.“Our sector has not been perfect and there have been many lessons learnt along that journey.“But the value of ongoing and open dialogue with Aboriginal stakeholders has never been more central to our member companies and they will continue to invest in these relationships, both now and into the future.” /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:Aboriginal, agreement, Australia, community, cultural heritage, Federal, future generation, Government, Investment, legislation, outcomes, parliament, regulation, resources, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

UK supports Brazilian females to grow their tech-based businesses

first_imgUK supports Brazilian females to grow their tech-based businesses Applications are officially open for the Future Females Business School, an initiative offered by the British Government in Brazil through the International Tech Hub Network. The programme will support 50 Brazilian female founders of tech-based enterprises to start, grow, scale, and become more sustainable, promoting positive social, economic or environmental impact.The Future Females Business School Programme is a three month virtual programme, equipping local female entrepreneurs with the entrepreneurial skills and best practices needed to start and grow successful and sustainable businesses, that utilise technology to not only generate wealth for themselves, but to have a positive impact in their community, and environment.Women are underrepresented in the Brazilian technology and innovation ecosystems. According to the Brazilian Association of Startups, only 15% of Brazilian startups have female founders, and these companies receive less than 3% of all VC funds. Also only 3% of Brazilian SMEs reach international markets, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, which excludes the vast majority of Brazilian entrepreneurs from the benefits of increased productivity, competitiveness, and revenue. The Future Females programme will help Brazilian women to change these numbers, connecting entrepreneurs to a supporting global network of successful business owners, mentors, investors and experts.Future Females has previously partnered with the UK-South Africa Tech Hub in 2018, supporting 200+ female entrepreneurs to date, with participants seeing 88% increase in digital skills development, 95% uplift in confidence, and on average a 168% revenue increase in their businesses. In 2020, Future Females also ran pilot programmes in partnership with UK-Kenya Tech Hub and UK-Nigeria Tech Hub.“We are very excited to expand our Future Females Business School into Brazil, in partnership with UK-Brazil Tech Hub – to allow women from all over the country to gain confidence, practical digital skills, and access the mentoring and community support needed to bring their dream business to life. The entrepreneurs who participate in our programmes are not just building businesses – they’re creating innovative solutions to real problems we’re facing in this ‘new’ world, and act as a source of hope for their communities – and we can’t wait to meet them!” – Lauren Dallas, Co-Founder & CEO of Future Females.“Diversity drives innovation as it is ‘sine qua non’ to creating solutions that address problems from multiple perspectives. Including more women as leaders of change in technology is paramount to fostering innovative solutions to Brazil’s most urgent challenges, from those we are facing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis to climate change, poverty and inequality. Enabling women to transform great ideas into positive social, economic and environmental impact through digital technology is key to lead a profound country transformation into prosperity in Brazil. We are very happy to partner with Future Females to empower Brazilian women to become enablers of change in the local and global digital economy” – Andrea Motta, Director of the UK Brazil Tech Hub.“I’m delighted with this new partnership between the UK Government and the Future Females Business School, an impressive programme with huge global reach. The partnership reinforces our commitment to work together to tackle gender inequality, promote digital inclusion, create jobs and foster a vibrant digital economy capable of building back better from COVID-19” – Liz Davidson, Chargé d’Affairs of the British Government in Brazil.Applications are open until 22 February 2021, with only 50 places available in the three-month pilot programme commencing on 8 March 2021.Apply nowNote for Editors:Who is this programme for?This programme is for Brazilian female entrepreneurs with an early-stage tech-based business or business idea that aims at creating positive social, economic or environmental impact, reducing poverty, inequality or protecting the environment. The programme is gender inclusive, encouraging cisgender women, transgender and non-binary people to apply. Male founders and co-founders supporting women digital entrepreneurship are welcome.The pilot cohort will be conducted in English and language proficiency is required.What’s included in the programme?The Future Females Business School, in partnership with UK-Brazil Tech Hub is a 3 month programme, made up of 10 modules that step entrepreneurs through the fundamental building blocks of starting and growing a business. Members will learn how to write an effective business plan, how to find and reach their ideal customers and how to use technology to build their online presence and scale. The programme also features guest experts – serial entrepreneurs, executives, coaches – who cover critical personal development topics such as how to overcome fear of failure, and how to uncover your true passion.The programme is delivered online, and will have a virtual graduation event at the end, where completion certificates will be awarded, with all members invited to attend – to network, meet the team, and celebrate their achievements and their businesses!Who is the International Tech Hub Network?The International Tech Hub Network (ITHN) is a UK Government initiative to stimulate innovation and technology on a local level through forging partnerships between international tech sectors and the UK, stimulating local digital economies and building digital skills. The programme operates in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Indonesia, India, Israel and Brazil. The UK-Brazil Tech Hub has been established as part of the UK’s Digital Access Programme (DAP), a UK Government Prosperity Fund initiative. The UK-Brazil Tech Hub aims to develop a stronger Brazilian digital ecosystem through the development of skills, entrepreneurship and business partnerships.Who is Future Females?Future Females is a movement that exists to increase the number of and better support the success of female entrepreneurs. Future Females has shown immense growth since its conception in August 2017 in Cape Town, currently boasting a presence in 36 locations world-wide, hosting regular events for their engaged community of over 80,000 members, and offering the Future Females Business School online training programme.How to apply?Applications are now open for the Future Females Business School, in partnership with UK-Brazil Tech Hub.The application starts with simply completing a form and sharing information about the business you are building, with successful candidates being invited to a 1:1 interview with a programme team member. This interview will help you validate your business idea and direction, and ensure this programme is the best fit for you!Applications are open until 22 February 2021, with only 50 spots available in the three month pilot programme commencing on 8 March 2021.Apply now /Public Release. 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