Redenomination Pushing City Workers to Brink

first_img “Now is the time when those who used to eat rice merely drink thin porridge. Can those who used to eat thin porridge eat rice again? Their situation is getting much worse.”The Daily NK has learned about the latest social atmosphere from a source in Shinuiju. According to his observations, rising prices, which soared following the redenomination, have largely faltered because the circulation of goods, including food, is officially prohibited and city workers do not have any purchasing power in the economy at this point. In addition, few people have been willing to trade in the jangmadang for almost two months due to confusion over prices, and now the jangmadang are being closed officially as well.A worker in a nuclear family receives around 5,000 won per month on average. At the start of January, that amount of money would have bought 50 kilograms of rice if he were lucky. Another source from North Hamkyung Province explained, “This redenomination is only killing workers, because they cannot do business in the jangmadang and the authorities are not guaranteeing distribution.” The Shinuiju source agreed, “The Upper (the authorities) boast of the redenomination, saying that it is the start of a wealthy world for workers and farmers. But, the difficulties go almost to extremes. They are blocking the circulation of food completely, so residents in cities face starvation.”Regarding the causes of the food crisis, the source said, “If the state is not going to deliver food to the people, we wish it would allow us to use the jangmadang. Now, every jangmadang is locked, and we are at loss what to do.” He added, “Since the rice price has gone up too, it is hard to earn a living.” So, while there are no practical measures in place to help bring stability to people’s lives, regulations covering foreign currency holdings and markets have been strengthened. After the ban on foreign currency usage was issued on December 29, people began trading food in secret as the jangmadang began to get closed down officially.In Hyesan, Hyesan and Weyeon markets have been locked up since January 5. Meanwhile, in North Hamkyung Province, Sunam market in Chongjin and other jangmadang in Hoiryeong, Musan, and Onsung have been closed since the 11th, after a decree “temporarily” closing them was released.The days on which the jangmadang is closed differ by city, and state-designated prices have not been consistently publicized. This situation implies that the North Korean authorities have many concerns about how to proceed. In the meantime, sources inside North Korea tend to blame the current food crisis on bad policy towards farmers. One source from North Hamkyung Province said, “Farmers are holding food in their stocks while waiting for rice prices to rise, because the state gave them cash.”Starting in mid-December, the authorities gave 150,000 won to farmers belonging to collective farms that achieved the state plan, and 16,000 won to other farmers. Therefore, the only victims of current policy are workers living in cities. “Monthly wages are less than 5,000 won,” the Shinuiju source explained, “There is no money left after buying rice, which costs over 100 won per kilogram. While we don’t have any food, we are all the time mobilized to produce fertilizer, so everybody is crying now.” In the absence of any nutritious foods besides rice and grain, the amount of rice or grain each person needs is quite large. The standard amount for a soldier or construction worker is around 600 grams per day, according to the authorities’ distribution targets, but this amount of grain is not enough for them in reality.In the first week of January, the rice price in border areas was in the 100s of won, while in inland cities it was in the 200s. However, in just a week, border cities have seen rice prices almost double, while inland cities only did a little better. This is because Chinese traders did not trade over the New Year’s holiday and now the market is suffering the aftermath. Inland city rice prices are higher than in border areas anyway so, according to a report released on Thursday, while Shinuiju and Hyesan rice prices are 190 and 200 won respectively, in Pyongyang it is 210 won. The source said, “Since the redenomination, everybody is consumed with obtaining food.” He explained further, “The reason why the rice price is not completely out of control now is that cash is not circulating. It is all gathering around those traders who sell rice secretly or run procurement stores. Most people don’t have any money.”“It is hard to predict what will happen if the authorities don’t do something. During the period when we used to do business in the jangmadang, only a small number of people starved to death, but now people all over the country are on the brink of starvation.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Twitter News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Redenomination Pushing City Workers to Brink NewsEconomycenter_img News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) By Daily NK – 2010.01.15 11:49am AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARElast_img read more

JTI Deputy President Says Significant Investment Needed in Agriculture

first_imgRelatedJTI Deputy President Says Significant Investment Needed in Agriculture JTI Deputy President Says Significant Investment Needed in Agriculture AgricultureOctober 8, 2009 RelatedJTI Deputy President Says Significant Investment Needed in Agriculture Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Deputy President of Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), Lisa Bell, has stressed the importance of significant investments in agriculture, particularly export-driven, if the sector is to contribute meaningfully to advancing Jamaica’s economic development.As part of the thrust, she said, focus must be placed on non-traditional products in light of the erosion of preferential markets in Europe for traditional export crops such as banana and sugar cane.Ms. Bell, who was speaking at the recent launch of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2009 World Investment Report at the JTI’s New Kingston offices, pointed out that agriculture is a “specialised economic activity” for small developing nations like Jamaica and was a “major driver” of employment and can provide foreign exchange earnings from exports.She noted that the National Export Strategy, jointly developed by the JTI and the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), outlines three specific areas capable of fortifying Jamaica’s global competitive advantage, and enhancing foreign exchange earnings. These are: agro-processing, coffee, and aquaculture.Stating that agro-processing presents “huge opportunities” for Jamaica, Ms. Bell explained that the Export Strategy identifies specific strengths in this area, which should be exploited, including brand quality, maximising on reputation of products such as herbs and jerk seasonings.“There is a diverse product range that includes unique products that are indigenous to Jamaica (and) there are world-class entities already operating in the sector. There are support programmes already in place to support development of those sectors, as well as… mechanisms… to ensure that the products remain at a high value, and (are) competitive,” she outlined.On the flip side, Ms. Bell highlighted what she described as “significant weaknesses” in the sector, which need to be addressed, and these include inconsistent supply of domestic raw materials; limited and insufficient innovation in technology and product development; limited number of Jamaican companies understanding global best practices; and lack of Intellectual Property protection.She further lamented “weak linkages” in research and development in determining demand, pointing out that what is produced is not necessarily always what the customer wants. In this regard, she stressed the need to “continue to have that communication flow open,” between stakeholders to ensure that clients’ needs are met.Other areas, she said, which can assist in advancing Jamaica’s position, include: technology and innovation to improve manufacturing methodologies, efficiency and output, thereby enhancing competitiveness; incorporation of modern farming practices to replace the traditional methods; efficient energy production; and investments in marketing and human capital.Ms. Bell also mentioned the need to improve product delivery and turnaround time, noting that Jamaica remains uncompetitive in moving its products to market.“Jamaica currently has a 22-day turnaround time in moving a product to market. Our nearest competitor on the global scale is Panama, who moves a product in nine days, and Singapore that moves it in five days. So it’s not only looking at the development of the product… but investments are going to be critical in the trade facilitation area if we are going to be competitive,” she stated. RelatedJTI Deputy President Says Significant Investment Needed in Agriculturelast_img read more

Casual employment uncertainty needs to be addressed now to aid recovery

first_imgCasual employment uncertainty needs to be addressed now to aid recovery “For the past two years, businesses that employ casual employees have faced uncertainty and cost-risks. The Federal Court’s controversial decisions in the WorkPac v Skene and WorkPac v Rossato cases, which awarded annual leave and other entitlements to 2 employees who were engaged and paid as casuals, have become major barriers to casual jobs. The 8 or so class actions filed so far on the back of these two decisions, have made matters worse. Certainty needs to be restored without delay to encourage employers to employ the hundreds of thousands of casuals who have lost their jobs since the onset of COVID-19,” Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group, said.“In evidence filed in the High Court, the Federal Government has estimated that the cost of awarding annual leave, personal/carer’s leave and redundancy pay to casuals who have worked regularly for their employer would be up to $39 billion. Not surprisingly, businesses are very worried. Many small business owners are facing financial ruin if such ‘double-dipping’ claims succeed.“What is needed is a clear definition of a ‘casual employee’ in the Fair Work Act – one that can be ready understood and applied by employers and employees. Just as importantly, legislation is needed to prevent people who have been engaged and paid as a casual from pursuing claims for entitlements which the 25% casual loading has been paid in lieu of. Allowing ‘double-dipping’ is obviously unfair.“The High Court’s recent decision to hear an appeal next year against the WorkPac v Rossato decision is very welcome, but the economic recovery depends on action being taken now by the Government and Parliament to restore certainty. The current uncertainty is stopping employers from hiring, and that is not in anyone’s interests,” Mr Willox said. /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:Ai Group, AiGroup, Australian Industry Group, business, court, covid-19, employment, fair work, Fair Work Act, Federal, federal court, federal government, Government, High Court, jobs, legislation, parliament, small business ownerlast_img read more

Funding boost for historic Mount Barker swim facilities

first_imgFunding boost for historic Mount Barker swim facilities $1.58 million redevelopment set for Mount Barker Memorial Swimming Pool facilitiesFifty-year-old facility to receive new change rooms, toilets, kiosk and clubrooms Construction set to commence in March 2021 The historic Mount Barker Memorial Swimming Pool is set to receive a major refurbishment made possible by an investment of more than $374,000 by the McGowan Government.Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today visited the facility, which is set to receive a grant through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).Built in 1971, the facility includes a six-lane, 50-metre swimming pool with an additional children’s pool and basic change rooms, kiosk and toilets, and is home to the Mount Barker swimming club.In February, the facility will also host the 2021 SunSmart Country Pennants, sponsored by Healthway, bringing swimmers all the way from Broome to Albany together to compete against other regional clubs from across the State.The first stage of the project includes the construction of a new amenities building incorporating the change rooms, toilets, first aid room, a kiosk, administration office and clubrooms.Subsequent stages of the refurbishment will include an upgraded 50-metre pool, and the construction of a new learn to swim pool, plant room and filtration system. Additional upgrades to the solar heating and landscaping and development of recreational areas will also occur.The redevelopment was made possible by the State Government’s $374,183 CSRFF grant, administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.The remaining funding was provided by the Shire of Plantagenet and the Federal Government.As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:“This is a great example of supporting our regional communities and providing current facilities that support the health and wellbeing of the local community.“The ageing facilities in Mount Barker are held in great affection by the local community but, being built 50 years ago, upgrades are now required to ensure they can be used for many more years to come. “I am pleased that through the State Government’s CSRFF grant program, we have been able to bring this refurbishment to fruition, and deliver better aquatic facilities for the Mount Barker community and beyond.”  /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:Albany, Australia, Broome, building, children, community, Federal, federal government, Government, Investment, Local Government, Minister, Mount Barker, project, Solar, Sport and Recreation, sunsmart, Western Australialast_img read more

Student volunteers help recovery efforts in several Boulder neighborhoods

first_img Published: Sept. 25, 2013 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Last weekend, nearly two hundred CU-Boulder students joined the Volunteer Resource Center for a September Give a Day effort, working to help clear out some of the mud and debris from in and around flood victims’ homes in Boulder.In fact, so many people wanted to help, the Volunteer Resource Center had to put a cap on the number of students allowed to sign up.“Boulder gives so much to CU, and we just want to give back,” said one of the students who joined volunteers last Saturday in North Boulder.Two Buff Buses packed with student volunteers dispersed to work around Violet Avenue and Broadway, near the new “uptown” developments and restaurants. Because the neighborhood is at the base of North Boulder’s foothills, the area was in a vulnerable spot for excess runoff and overflow of the Fourmile Creek when heavy rainfall began to accumulate. The Volunteer Resource Center had sent canvassers into the neighborhood beforehand, to find out which homes had the worst damage and welcomed the offer to help.Two other waves of students were sent out later that day, to 26th and Topaz and the Frasier Meadows Retirement Community. All three of these areas were determined high need after volunteers from the Resource Center canvassed beforehand to assess.At one home where an elderly couple lived, a group of sophomore girls cleared a walkway for the couple to reach their car.Another group of students helped homeowner and Christmas tree grower, Chris Brown, shovel sticky mud out of his front yard. Brown and his wife, Elizabeth Black, are both artists who have enjoyed co-owning their business, Your Neighborhood Christmas Tree Farm. Luckily, Brown managed to divert water flows and protect the nursery, but a thick sludge lines the front of their yard and some trees in back, he said, didn’t fare too well.Kim Schuler’s home across from Crest View Elementary was completely flooded in the downstairs. While several CU students worked on getting a 3-inch cover of mud out of the way in his yard, more volunteers from Calvary Bible Church were working on the inside.Schuler built his family’s two-story home 30 years ago, with a peach stucco finish, an outdoor pool filled with fresh stream flow from the creek and a volleyball court in the backyard. His pool and volleyball court are now filled with mud, his entire downstairs ravaged, and one of the stucco walls actually shifted inward from water pressure. He anticipates it will take about three weeks, with the help of others, to excavate all the damaged flooring and walls from the downstairs. Then, he said, “we’ll have it assessed for insurance, and then we can start rebuilding.”Many homes like these are just starting the road to recovery, and volunteer coordinators at CU anticipate the demand for help will last weeks, if not months. Organizers at Boulder Flood Relief stress that recovery in towns like Lyons and Jamestown will take even longer.Several of the students expressed that it’s hard to see all of the devastation throughout the community, but inspiring to see how the CU community has come together.“It’s great to see what kind of students we have at CU,” said one of the volunteers. “It’s great to see this turnout.”Jen Ross, Director of the Volunteer Resource Center, encourages students to keep the momentum going.“We are receiving a tremendous amount of inquiries that are flood relief related, and I believe efforts will be needed in the community for years to come,” Ross said. “We are exploring all avenues that may assist us to assist with the demand currently. We are hoping to do as much as we can to sustain the short and long term efforts in Boulder and surrounding.”For more information on volunteer opportunities visit the Volunteer Resource Center website.last_img read more

Austria’s 2013 spectrum auction upheld

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 DEC 2014 Tim Ferguson Home Austria’s 2013 spectrum auction upheld Previous ArticleXiaomi faces ban in India over patent infringementNext ArticleGSMA re-elects Baksaas as chair Tags Related Austria sets date for delayed 5G auction Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more After a number of delays, the Austrian spectrum auction held in 2013 has finally been ruled valid by the country’s highest court, according to Reuters.The ruling, which cannot be appealed, brings to an end the process started by the Austrian business units of Hutchison Whampoa and Deutsche Telekom which appealed against the results of the auction in November last year.The auction netted the government around €2 billion, and was Europe’s most expensive 4G auction on a per capita basis at the time.The main issue the operators had with the auction was they felt it had been designed to maximise financial returns for the government at the expense of competition in the mobile market.The operators particularly objected to a condition that allowed individual bidders to acquire up to 50 per cent of the available spectrum, with the risk that one of the three bidders could end up with nothing.Although the country’s regulator said it would not have allowed this to happen, the complainants said the fear of losing out altogether drove bidders to ever-higher prices.Another gripe was that no bidder was allowed to know what the others were putting on the table. While this prevented collusion, it was seen by the two operators as another way to ramp up prices.However, Hutchison withdrew its appeal in June, after the Austrian government said it would invest €1 billion of the auction proceeds to improve broadband infrastructure in the country. The government has yet to spell out what its plan will involve.If the court had decided to uphold the complaint, the auction would have been rerun, delaying the availability of higher-speed mobile services in Austria.It would also have impacted the government’s investment pledge for improving access to high-speed internet services in the country.Telekom Austria paid most in the auction (€1.03 billion for 14 spectrum blocks), followed by T-Mobile (nine blocks for €654 million). Hutchison paid €330 million for five blocks but did not win any spectrum in the most attractive 800 MHz band. A1, Nokia eye lead in Austria private network era auctionAustriaDeutshe TelekomHutchison WhampoaRegulatoryTelekom Austria Austria nets more than €200M in latest 5G sale Authorlast_img read more

Microsoft puts Xbox on iPhone

first_img Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Home Microsoft puts Xbox on iPhone KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Microsoft today (20 April) began inviting iPhone and iPad users to beta test Xbox Cloud Gaming on their devices, a move which could prove a key boost for a service tipped as a premiere 5G use case.Alongside Windows 10 PC users, the software giant is providing users of Apple devices with web-based access to a catalogue of more than 50 tailored Xbox titles. Microsoft has developed customised controls alongside Bluetooth and USB options.Gamers will be able to access games though Google Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge.Cloud gaming is expected to be a key 5G service: the next-generation network technology opens new creative possibilities for developers because they will no longer have to synchronise games on the individual phones of each player, instead using the cloud to perform calculations once.In a recent blog, Ericsson estimated there are 209 million mobile gamers in the US alone, implying more than half the people in the country play games on their phones at least occasionally.The vendor has a vested interest in mobile gaming because it will employ 5G networks and edge computing.Carlos Bravo, director of Cloud Strategy Execution, explained edge servers “can be dimensioned in a better, more efficient way, generating a synchronised gaming experience in the cloud”.“You won’t feel any lag as you’re moving around, which is critical for a good gaming experience, and you won’t have to be hooked into a Wi-Fi network.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AppleEricssonMicrosoft Tags Freelance tech journalist Martha DeGrasse is delighted to be contributing to Mobile World Live. Martha has written for a number of telecom and wireless publications, and was a writer, editor and video producer at RCR Wireless News for almost seven… Read more Author Previous ArticleRootMetrics flags Verizon 5G challengesNext ArticleSmartphone shipments hit 340M in Q1 Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 20 APR 2021 Martha DeGrasse Relatedlast_img read more

No Recession Here: Election Spending Sets Records

first_imgWASHINGTON – Turns out politics, for all its focus on the gloomy economy, is a recession-proof industry.This year’s volatile election is bursting with money, setting fundraising and spending records in a high-stakes struggle for control of Congress amid looser but still fuzzy campaign finance rules.Based on the latest financial reports, House and Senate candidates in this election cycle raised nearly $1.2 billion, well ahead of the pace for contests in 2008, 2006 and 2004.Races for governor in 37 states — more than half of those for open seats — are also setting fundraising records. Billionaire Republican Meg Whitman leads the way, pumping $104 million of her own money into her campaign for California governor.“We may be on track for the most expensive cycle ever, even more than ’08, which is really hard to believe,” said Michael Toner, a campaign finance lawyer at Bryan Cave and a former Federal Election Commission chairman.Bitter intraparty fights, up to 100 competitive House races, a large number of open seats and early partisan attacks have created a growing demand for cash. The national parties are competing for dollars with outside groups and their often-anonymous contributors. And while Democrats have an advantage at the national party level, Republican-leaning groups seem to have more than filled the void.The money has been flowing into political battlegrounds since early this year, from a special Senate election in Massachusetts to a Democratic primary fight for a Senate seat in Arkansas, from the race for Florida governor to the gubernatorial and Senate contests in California. The spending will now shift to the general election.Millions of dollars are pouring into campaigns that have been dominated by discussions about the government’s fiscal prudence. There’s no such thing as restraint when it comes to getting elected.Factors affecting the role of money:COURT DECISIONS:The Supreme Court earlier this year freed corporations and unions to spend their money on ads targeting candidates for president and Congress. A subsequent lower court ruling said individuals are also free to spend unlimited amounts on independent election ads.So far, however, corporations have generally avoided overt politicking.“The whole notion of ‘Vote against Snodgrass by Gillette shaving cream’ — it’s just not going to happen,” said Kenneth Goldstein, a University of Wisconsin-Madison political scientist who specializes in political media.Instead, corporations are funneling their money to trade associations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or other groups that can air election ads, often without having to disclose their donors.The desire for anonymity may have gotten an extra push when Target Corp. faced a backlash for its $150,000 donation to a Minnesota political group that was running ads in support of conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.“What we will see is corporations not wanting to anger their shareholders, not wanting to anger their retail customer by getting involved in partisan elections,” said Paul Ryan, a senior lawyer at the Campaign Legal Center. “Instead they will employ strategies to obscure the fact, or hide completely the fact that they are dumping money into politics by routing their money through groups like the Chamber of Commerce.”The Chamber plans to spend $70 million in elections this year. It has already devoted more than $5 million to advertising campaigns helping Republicans in Senate races in Massachusetts, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and New Hampshire, and for Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas.Last week, an anti-abortion group aired among the first ads to specifically call for the defeat of candidates. The radio ads were broadcast in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania and targeted three Democratic House incumbents.The Federal Election Commission has yet to write rules on how to apply the Supreme Court’s ruling. Democrats in Congress have tried to pass legislation that would require groups that run ads to reveal their donors. The legislation has stalled in the Senate, but strategists in both parties and campaign finance lawyers say the effort may have given some potential corporate donors second thoughts.Still, Larry Noble, former general counsel at the FEC and a lawyer at Skadden Arps, said more corporations are seeking advice on how and when to donate.“My guess is we’re going to see more corporate money spent on elections,” he said. “If it’s successful and you don’t see a lot of real pushback, then in 2012 you’ll see even more of it. So this is a test election.”OUTSIDE GROUPS:Since 2000, Republicans had relied on President George W. Bush’s prodigious fundraising to keep the party well supplied with money. Now, however, the GOP lags behind the Democratic Party. That has created a web of outside groups, a shadow party of sorts weighing in with millions of dollars to help Republican candidates.Among the most prominent is American Crossroads and its allied groups. It was created under the direction of former Bush political strategist Karl Rove and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie. The operation is run out of offices two blocks from the White House.“We wanted to create a group that was monolithically focused on helping get Republicans elected,” said Steve Law, the president and CEO of American Crossroads and a former U.S. Chamber of Commerce lawyer.Politicians often point to their small-dollar donations as evidence of broad appeal. But American Crossroads and its affiliates are relying on large corporate and individual donors, the fastest and most efficient way to build their budgets. Law said he has seen some increase in small-dollar giving to his groups, but added, “We haven’t spent a lot of time cultivating that.”While American Crossroads and groups like it represent the mainstream of the Republican Party, the Tea Party Express is the party’s occasional ally but more regularly a thorn in its side. Its Our Country Deserves Better PAC spent nearly $600,000 to help Republican Joe Miller defeat Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska primary. Murkowski had the GOP’s backing.The PAC also helped tea party favorites Sharron Angle in Nevada over GOP establishment-supported Senate candidates and is now backing conservative Christine O’Donnell in a Senate primary in Delaware over party-backed Rep. Mike Castle.THE PARTIES:The Democratic National Committee and its Senate and House party affiliates have the advantage over their GOP counterparts in fundraising and cash on hand. That puts an additional burden on outside Republican groups such as American Crossroads.Republicans can also look to another quarter for help. The Republican Governors Association, which can raise unlimited sums from corporations, has outraised its Democratic rival and is prepared to spend $65 million by Election Day, compared with $50 million for the Democrats.While the governors’ group cannot use the money to help federal candidates, its get-out-the-vote efforts will inevitably help all Republicans on the ballot. With the mood running against Democrats, that can’t hurt. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

PhD Scholarship in Strategic Management at CBS, Denmark

first_img Danish Government Scholarship for MSc in Engineering ← Anglo-American University: Two Graduate Degrees, MA & MBA, for One Special Scholarship Price University Startup World Cup 2019 Filmmaking Grants 2018 → April 10, 2018 Published by Ivona Tweet 2020 FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships Pocket Deadline: 1 May 2018Open to: international applicantsScholarship: includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants, plus a salaryDescriptionThis scholarship can be for a project in any area of strategic management, but some topics of particular interest include:Data-driven business models and growth;Network strategy;Strategic contracting;Strategic human capital;Applications will be assessed on the basis of the quality of the proposed project, as well as the quality of the candidate. Only project proposals that clearly fall in the area of strategic management will be considered.The Department of Strategic Management (SMG) employs an international group of 14 full-time faculty members, as well as part-time faculty, postdocs, PhD students, and adjunct faculty. The department expects to grow significantly in the near future. The core research and teaching area of the Department is strategic and international management. This includes themes like the creation and implementation of global strategies, offshoring and internationalization of firms, the role of individuals and teams in knowledge-based competitive advantage, social networks, strategic entrepreneurship, and the impact of informal and formal structures on firm performance and innovation. SMG’s stated aim is to continue to be among the leading departments in strategic and international management in Europe.The PhD student will be enrolled at the PhD School in Economic and Management.The PhD program is highly international and you are expected to participate in international research conferences.EligibilityTo be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). This requirement includes the minimum grade of a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale or 9 on the 13-point scale for the entire program (i.e. for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s studies), and at least the grade of 10 for any final thesis or examination project. The applicants must be fluent in English.ScholarshipsA PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years. The scholarship includes a fully salaried position, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23,770 (approx. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28,964 (approx. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organization.How to Apply?In order to apply fill the application form. A project description (5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan;Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level;Brief curriculum vitae (CV);A list of papers and publications;One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis);Documentation for English language skills if English is not mother tongue.Applicants must enclose documentation for English language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged.For more information please visit the official website. Reddit +1 PhD Scholarship in Strategic Management at CBS, Denmark Share 0 Similar Stories LinkedIn 0last_img read more

In midst of sleepy primary season, HCDO endorses Hillary Clinton

first_img In midst of sleepy primary season, HCDO endorses Hillary Clinton Comments are closed. BayonneJersey CityNorth Bergen/GuttenbergSecaucusUnion CityWest HudsonWest New York Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSbernie sandersdiane colemanfrank schillariHCDOhillary clintonnick saccosteven fuloptom degise SHARE Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say By John Heinis – April 5, 2016 6:36 am 1 Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 8, 2016 4:20 pm at 4:20 pmcenter_img While the June 7 primary election looks awfully uneventful in Hudson County, the Hudson County Democratic Organization decided that the filing deadline was the right time to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. [fve][/fve]The Hudson County delegates for the Clinton campaign are Jersey City Councilwoman-at-Large Joyce Watterman and former Assemblywoman Joan Quigley.As is often the case, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise kicked off the press conference by noting that New Jersey will likely play an active role in this election cycle, given the fact that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) continues to give Clinton competition.Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) said he is also looking forward to see New Jersey function as more than “just an ATM machine” in a presidential race, later telling Hudson County View Sanders’ policies just aren’t realistic enough.Furthermore, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said that he expects New Jersey’s Democratic voter turnout in November to be led by Hudson County.After taking a shot at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, state Senator (D-32)/North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco said “it’s time for a woman to be president.”Locally, the party is supporting Frank Schillari for his third term as sheriff and Jersey City Ward F Councilwoman Diane Coleman as county register.The HCDO also endorsed three sitting Congressmen in Albio Sires (D-8), Bill Pascrell (D-9) and Donald Payne, Jr. In the primary, Coleman will be challenged by Esmeralda Trinidad and Moses Salem, while Schillari squares off with Juan Espinal and Andrea Espinal (no relation). Hillary is an embarrassment to this country. Hillary’s accomplishments and scandals: Travelgate (firing people w/o cause), Looting White House (she was forced to return items), Filegate (obtaining files on people for questionable use), Whitewater (in bank fraud), Benghazi, email scandal, Panama Papers, Chinagate (allowing for Technol to China), Pardongate, Uranium One (clearing the sale of U.S. Uranium rights to Russia), Clinton Foundation (donations from questionable sources and income is used for what? Travel and speeches?), Emails & Server (misuse/illegal), lying – taking credit for $15 min. wage. By supporting her you condone and approve this behavior. Do you also engage in such actions, therefore see no problem with it? Is this typical behavior and ethics of elected officials? You should be denouncing her, not supporting her. Are you impressed how she evades being prosecuted and her manipulation? If she is the best the democratic party has to offer then the democratic party should be dissolved. Facebook Twitter Crime 1 COMMENT Helga Trocha Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction Previous articlePolice: Jersey City man, Bayonne woman arrested in Bayonne for heroinNext articleLETTER: Bayonne has shown a lack of concern for animal welfare, resident says John Heinis Bayonne last_img read more