BUSINESS BRIEF Analog Devices Recognized For Employee Benefits Work Culture Business Growth

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) was recently recognized by Forbes magazine and the Silicon Valley Business Journal for providing industry-leading benefits and a work culture that has led to strong employee satisfaction and pride. The global semiconductor provider employs more than 15,000 individuals who work to solve the world’s biggest technology challenges – from electric and autonomous transportation, to 5G wireless communications, to Industry 4.0, to digital healthcare, and much more. ADI also recently joined the prestigious 2019 Fortune 500, jumping more than 45 spots from its 2018 Fortune 1,000 ranking, due to achieving annual revenues of $6.2 billion in fiscal 2018.Forbes included ADI on its America’s Best Employers 2019 list, ranking the company at #49. The list is based on an anonymous survey of 50,000 Americans working for companies with at least 1,000 employees. Respondents rated how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others and nominate organizations in industries outside their own. Last year, ADI ranked #284 on Forbes’ World’s Best Employers list.ADI was also ranked one of the top 15 largest Bay Area employers on the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the Bay Area. This annual ranking spotlights companies spread across the Bay Area whose employees rate them as exceptional on values such as trust in leadership, collaborative culture, personal engagement, and satisfaction of individual needs through great benefits and perks.“Our goal is to make ADI the premier employer for people who want to build long-term careers making a real-world and lasting impact,” said Marnie Seif, Chief People Officer, Analog Devices. “We are proud to be recognized once again as a great employer, and most proud of the fact that these accolades are based on our employees’ own experiences of life at ADI.”To learn more about life at Analog Devices, please visit: Analog DevicesAnalog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) is a leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret. Visit The above press release is from Analog Devices.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Analog Devices Recognized As A Top Place To WorkIn “Business”Wilmington’s Analog Devices Named Top 100 Global Technology Leader By Thomson ReutersIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Analog Devices Honors Top Suppliers At Inaugural Supplier Day 2019In “Business”last_img read more

Asian shares extend rally on China trade relief

first_imgAsian share markets extended early gains Wednesday after upbeat Chinese trade data offered hope the economy was stabilising, underpinning both risk sentiment and commodity prices.China reported exports rose 18.7 percent in yuan terms in March, compared to a year earlier, while imports dipped only a slight 1.7 percent. That was a huge improvement on February, even though data at this time of year tends to be distorted by the new year holidays.The early investor reaction was to take the improvement on trust and push up China-sensitive assets such as the Australian dollar which climbed above 77 U.S. cents.Shanghai stocks gained 1.9 percent while Japan’s Nikkei rose 2.4 percent to its highest in eight sessions. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 1.4 percent and Australia gained 1.1 percent.Oil prices pared some of their early losses, having run into profit-taking after a barnstorming performance on Tuesday. Brent crude eased 27 cents at $44.432 barrel, while U.S. crude lost 38 cents to $41.79.Prices had hit four-month highs overnight on reports that Russia and Saudi Arabia may have reached consensus on an oil output cap.Analysts at Citi noted U.S. crude finished above its 200-day moving average since its long downtrend first started in 2014. “It suggests that the low is in and higher levels should continue to be seen in 2016,” wrote Citi.A rally in energy stocks helped the Dow end Tuesday 0.94 percent firmer, while the S&P 500 gained 0.97 percent and the Nasdaq 0.8 percent. The S&P 500 energy sector jumped 2.8 percent.All 10 S&P sectors closed higher and the Dow industries posted their best day in about a month.The lift in energy boosted the oil-sensitive Canadian dollar to near a nine-month peak while nudging the safe-haven yen back from recent highs.Canada’s loonie stood at C$1.2765 per USD, not far from the overnight top of C$1.2750 – a level last seen in July.The greenback was up at 108.81 yen, having climbed from a near 18-month trough around 107.63 set on Monday. The euro rose to 123.73 yen, putting further distance from a three-year low of 122.085 set last month.Against the dollar, the euro eased to $1.1375 after turning around from a six-month peak of $1.1465. That helped the dollar index climb back above 94.141, from a near eight-month low of 93.627.In commodity markets, copper and iron ore sat on large gains while gold held firm at $1,253.55 an ounce, having climbed to a three-week high of $1,262.60 on Tuesday.last_img read more

May asks British MPs to show EU what Brexit they want

first_imgPro-Brexit protesters, some dressed as suffragettes, demonstrate on the pavement outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on 29 January 2019. Photo: AFPPrime minister Theresa May asked the divided British parliament to send a message on Tuesday to Brussels that it would support a European Union withdrawal deal if a plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland is replaced.Parliament has been in deadlock since May’s Brexit plan, agreed after months of negotiation with the EU, was rejected by an overwhelming majority of lawmakers.With exactly two months until Britain is due to leave the EU on 29 March, there is no agreement in London on how and even whether to leave the world’s biggest trading bloc.Parliament on Tuesday will try to find some way forward by debating and voting on what changes they want May to seek to her deal.”Today we have the chance to show the European Union what it will take to get a deal through this House of Commons, what it will take to move beyond the confusion and division and uncertainty that now hangs over us,” May told parliament before five hours of debate on how to end the stalemate.”I also accept that this House does not want the deal I put before it, in the form that it currently exists … Today we need to send an emphatic message about what we do want,” said May, adding she wanted “a significant and legally binding change to the Withdrawal Agreement”.However, Brussels has repeatedly said it does not want to reopen the treaty, which has been signed off by the other 27 EU leaders, and has said there must be a “backstop”, a guarantee to ensure there is no return to a hard border between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland.”We will not reopen the Withdrawal Agreement. So it may be about semantics of what ‘reopening’ means,” an EU diplomat involved in Brexit talks said. “If things go towards more declarations, assurances or statements – we can do that. But if she really wants to reopen the whole thing, then it’s a ‘no’.”Unless lawmakers agree a way forward or the EU agree to extend the negotiating period, then Britain will leave without any deal, a scenario that businesses fear will bring chaos to the world’s fifth biggest economy.There have been warnings that borders will be snarled up, hitting trade and leading to shortages. On Monday major grocers and fast-food restaurants warned food supplies could be seriously disrupted.Sterling has recently hit 2-1/2 month highs of $1.3218 against the US dollar on hopes that a no-deal Brexit would be avoided but has retreated slightly from those levels and was holding at $1.3178 at 1520 GMT on Tuesday.”Alternative Arrangements”May wants lawmakers to support the proposal or amendment authored by senior Conservative lawmaker Graham Brady to call for the backstop to be removed and replaced with “alternative arrangements” during a series of votes, which are due to start at 1900 GMT.Her spokesman said her strategy had won the backing of her cabinet but it is not a foregone conclusion that lawmakers will back the amendment, one of seven proposed to try to break the impasse.Others include one proposed by opposition Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper, which seeks to shift control of Brexit from May’s government to parliament and if successful could have a profound effect, giving lawmakers who want to block, delay or renegotiate Brexit a possible legal route to do so.If a subsequent piece of legislation is passed, it would give May until 26 February to get a deal approved by parliament or face a vote on whether to ask the EU to delay Britain’s exit to avoid leaving without a deal on 29 March.Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would back this proposal, adding a delay to the March 29 departure date was now inevitable.”In backing her amendment we are backing a short window of three months to allow time for renegotiation,” he said.Another faction, led by both Conservative pro-EU and pro-Brexit lawmakers, are trying to come up with a new plan for Brexit – to return to Brussels with two new options.It calls for the backstop to be renegotiated or if that fails to leave on World Trade Organization rules at the end of 2021.Tuesday’s votes are not a rerun of the 15 January vote on whether to approve May’s Brexit deal, but a chance to discover what sort of changes would be required to win the support of parliament, so the prime minister can try to renegotiate the agreement in Brussels.May said she would hold a second “meaningful” vote on her deal as soon as possible. Strong support for the Brady amendment would allow May to tell the EU that changes to the backstop could be enough to allow her to get parliamentary approval for a deal.The EU’s deputy chief negotiator Sabine Weyand said on Monday the bloc was “open to alternative arrangements” on the Irish border but that Brady’s proposal did not spell out what they were.Brady’s amendment is not certain to pass, as a group of prominent pro-Brexit Conservative lawmakers have said they are yet to decide whether they will support it.The small Northern Irish party which props up May’s minority government but opposes her deal, said the contents of May’s speech to lawmakers on Tuesday will determine whether it will support the amendment.”If you want to leave with a deal, you have to vote for it,” May said. “If you want Brexit, you have to vote for Brexit.”last_img read more

Alpha Kappa Alpha Partners with Alzheimers Association to Raise Awareness

first_imgThe Prince George’s County, Md. Upsilon Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is using its influence to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, one of the nation’s leading diseases among Black Americans.The sorority partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association, a global health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research, to launch the “The Longest Day” event on June 18 as part of their activities during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month.“Our goal for this program is to share information with residents about the signs and disease of Alzheimer’s and how it affects family members and friends who have to deal with loved ones who have it and to encourage people today to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association,” Danaeka L. Spear, the chapter’s president told the AFRO.According to the association’s website, the national partnership “will engage both campus and alumni members of AKA through local community outreach efforts and participation.”The association said many Americans dismiss the disease’s warning signs, such as confusion with time or place, memory loss and problems with speaking or writing among others.As part of their education initiative, the group handed out information booklets, posted items on their social media outlets and performed three flash mob routines at Bowie Town Center, a local Wegmans, and a local Giant grocery store. Forty members of the sorority also danced to hits such as Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time,” wearing Alzheimer’s awareness T-shirts.“There is no cure to Alzheimer’s,” said Genesta Belton, a member of the chapter. “My father had Alzheimer’s and when you hear about ‘the longest goodbye,’ it’s true. He suffered six years before his death in 1996 and it was sad to see him deteriorate mentally.”Black Americans are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and are about two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s than their White counterparts, according to the association. There is also a greater familial risk of developing Alzheimer’s among Blacks than Whites. In 2014, the chapter also formed a series of “Community Service Day” projects, encouraging members worldwide to host various target programs for Alzheimer’s awareness.“We want to reverse the growing trend of late diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease among African Americans and to help them find affordable ways to get the latest information on treatments, research and care,” said Tia Belton, vice president of the chapter.last_img read more

FTC Confirms Probe of Facebook Privacy Practices

first_imgLast week, Facebook had said expected an inquiry by the FTC. “We remain strongly committed to protecting people’s information,” Facebook deputy chief privacy officer Rob Sherman said in a statement issued last week. “We appreciate the opportunity to answer questions the FTC may have.”The company is facing an FTC probe into whether it violated a 2011 consent decree requiring user consent for sharing data. Facebook faces potential fines of $40,000 per user for violations of the FTC agreement, which could amount to a massive monetary penalty.In the statement Monday, Pahl said noted that one of the FTC’s chief tools is “enforcement action against companies that fail to honor their privacy promises.” In addition, he said, “Companies who have settled previous FTC actions must also comply with FTC order provisions imposing privacy and data security requirements.”In addition to the ongoing Cambridge Analytica flap, Facebook acknowledged Sunday that it has collected and stored detailed calling and text-messaging records from some smartphone users for years. The company said the data is aggregated on an opt-in basis for people using Messenger or Facebook Lite on Android and that it does not share that info with third parties.About 51% of consumers said they “don’t trust” Facebook, with 41% saying they do trust the company, according to a Reuters poll of 2,237 people conducted March 21-23. By comparison, 62% said they trust Google (while 29% do not) and 53% said they trust Apple (and 31% do not).Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in a statement last Wednesday about the situation and subsequent media appearances, apologized for the “breach of trust” with users and outlined actions the company has made and plans to make to “fix” that. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Fallout from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica crisis continued Monday, with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission confirming the launch of a “non-public” investigation into the social giant.“[T]he FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook,” Tom Pahl, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said in a statement about the agency’s probe. “Today, the FTC is confirming that it has an open non-public investigation into these practices.”Facebook shares, already down 13.9% since the scandal broke March 16, dropped nearly 6% in morning trading Monday. The stock recovered somewhat but was still down 3.3% at noon ET. [UPDATE: Facebook shares closed up 0.4% Monday, to $160.06 per share.]Investors are worried that the revelations about the unauthorized possession of data for around 50 million Facebook users by Cambridge Analytica — a U.K.-based analytics and consulting firm that worked for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign — will result in new government regulations that could hamper Facebook’s business. The scandal has contributed to Facebook’s market capitalization shedding more than $70 billion in value at this point in a little over a week. Over the weekend, Facebook placed full-page ads signed by Zuckerberg in several newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post apologizing for the Cambridge Analytica breakdown.last_img read more

A look at Chromes new Focus this Tab feature

first_imgA look at Chrome’s new Focus this Tab feature by Martin Brinkmann on March 22, 2019 in Google Chrome – 6 commentsFocus Mode is a new experimental feature of Google’s Chrome web browser. Google added a Focus Mode flag to Chrome Canary in February 2019 but enabling it at that time did not do anything as the underlying functionality was not fully implemented back then.The description did not reveal much, as it simply stated that enabling the flag would allow users to switch to Focus Mode.Recent versions of Google Chrome Canary, the cutting edge development version of Google Chrome, support Focus Mode functionality. It is unclear whether the feature is fully implemented already or if it is only partially available.Focus Mode in ChromeIt is still necessary at this point to enable Focus Mode in Chrome before the feature becomes available. Note that you do need to run Chrome Canary at this point to test it.Make sure you run Google Chrome Canary and that the browser is up to date.Load chrome://flags/#focus-mode.Set the flag to Enabled.Restart Google Chrome.A right-click on a tab displays the new “Focus this tab” option after the restart. What it does? It loads the web page in a new browser window that lacks most interface elements.Only the title bar and scroll bars remain; all other interface elements, the address bar, extension icons, Chrome’s menu, or bookmarks toolbar are hidden in that window.The window spawns with its own icon in the taskbar of the operating system, and the icon that it the site’s favicon.A right-click on the title bar displays more options than usually. You find options to go back or forward, reload the page, zoom in or out, or search for content on the page.There is no option to bring the page displayed in the focus window back to the Chrome window it was launched from.Closing wordsFocus Mode displays a single web page in a headless window. Extensions continue to work in Focus Mode but you may get less control as you cannot interact with the extension icon while in that mode.There is also no (obvious) option to access the menu to make configuration changes, or switch to a different URL that is not linked on the page that is active.Focus Mode removes some distractions from Chrome and may display more content of a web page in the window due to the reduced browser interface. Whether that is sufficient for it to be used instead of fullscreen mode remains to be seen.It is possible that Focus Mode is still in active development and that additional functionality will be added to the mode in future builds.Now You: What is your take on Focus Mode?SummaryArticle NameA look at Chrome’s new Focus this Tab featureDescriptionFocus Mode is a new experimental feature of Google’s Chrome web browser that is now available in recent Google Chrome Canary builds.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Cher reveals her mothers favorite song from the ABBA album and its

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… That’s very sweet. But why is she crying about the song? Is it emotional? Well, according to the goddess herself, it’s because all the songs have their own energy, or something. She Tweeted the day before about each song on the album.‘Songs are individualsDONT BOTHER…1. MAMMA MIA &WATERLOO THEY’RE JUMPING ON [BED]& RUNNING AROUND STAGE2. WINNER & ONE OF US ARE CRYING3. NAME OF GAME IS 3 [COLD BREATH AND SNOWFLAKE EMOJI]4 [DANCING QUEEN], SHES 2 [FIRE AND FINGER ON LIPS]5. NANDO WANTS” DO NOT DISTURB SIGN”6. CHUIQUITITAHAS BROKEN A FEATHER7. SOS,IS”WHAT HAPPENED”[EMBARRASSED EMOJI]’Now, there’s a lot to unpack here, because absolutely none of it made any sort of sense. I suppose ‘Winner and One of Us are crying’ refers to her mom crying? How has no one come up with queer icon Rosetta Stone yet? Luckily, the star herself “clarified” the comments in a follow up:Sure thing, Cher. Sure thing.Listen to Cher’s SOS right here:[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Cher reveals tracklisting for her ABBA covers albumCher has made an album of ABBA covers and now we need some SOSCher just announced an Australian tour and people aren’t copingRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : To be able to not only create a being like Cher, but to raise one means that we as a people have to take her mother, Georgia Holt’s opinion very seriously.OK……ME & MY MAMA MIA WITH SOUND— Cher (@cher) August 25, 2018That lovely mother has heard Cher’s latest album of ABBA covers and finally revealed her favourite song.A Twitter user asked the pop superstar: ‘@cher Did you play the new cd for you r mom today mama lovely?’To which she replied: ‘Yup… she bopped & [blowing smoke out of the nose emoji’.Not sure what she means by that, but moving on, journalist Darren Scott followed up with a question ‘What’s her favourite song on the album?’Cher replies: ‘Wait…. I’ll Ask her…. OKONE OF US & WINNERSHE. CRIED’center_img I always assumed Cher was a being of pure light, born into this world as a gift to teach the the gays about bops and autotune. But it turns out she has a mother. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Cher is back | Photo: I Hope You Find Itlast_img read more

Vaccination campaign against influenza to start this month at public hospitals

first_imgCosta Rica’s Social Security System, orCaja, will launch its annual vaccination campaign against seasonal influenza on April 27, hoping to double the number of people who get the vaccine.Health Ministry officials want all people between 6 months and 2 years old to get a flu shot, along with people over 60 years old, pregnant women and people with respiratory problems or chronic deseases.Flu cases in Costa Rica mostly occur during the rainy season that runs from May to November. The number of cases usually spikes from July to September, according to Caja records.Caja’s medical authorities expect to vaccinate a total of 715,000 people: 650,000 adults and 65,000 children, Caja Immunization Program coordinator Vicenta Machado Cruz said.Previously the vaccine was given only to people over 65 and to those with cancer, diabetes, heart and lung problems, or other chronic diseases. Last year a total of 300,000 Costa Ricans got the flu shot.Expanding the population to be vaccinated will cost an estimated $3 million. In 2014 Caja invested some $800,000, Caja Executive President María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal said.The campaign will continue until May 30 at all Caja hospitals and community clinics (EBAIS).People who are not within the high-risk population but want to get vaccinated as a preventative measure can buy the vaccine at private pharmacies. Facebook Comments Related posts:Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign AH1N1 virus blamed for 7 deaths in Costa Rica this month Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deathslast_img read more

Industry Mourns Passing of CFPBs Laurie Maggiano

first_imgLaurie Anne Maggiano, Servicing and Secondary Markets Program Manager at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has passed away. She is survived by her children and grandchildren.“Laurie dedicated her life to the service of both consumers and lenders in the residential mortgage market. Her expertise and passion had a profound impact on our industry and our ability to meet the challenges posed by the worse financial crisis in generations. Most importantly it was her desire to find reasonable balance among the various interests that was so beneficial, particularly in her role at CFPB. However, it is Laurie’s endearing smile and friendship I will miss the most,” said Ray Barbone EVP of Mortgage Services at BankUnited.Laurie had served at the CFPB for more than four years and is a nationally recognized authority on default management and foreclosure prevention. She was previously Director of Policy, Office of Homeownership Preservation at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Acting Director of Single Family Asset Management at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Laurie was one of the original architects of the administration’s mortgage relief and foreclosure prevention programs.“I am deeply saddened by the news of Laurie’s passing,” said Five Star Institute President & CEO Ed Delgado. “She was a gifted and talented professional, dedicated to public service. But more importantly she was a loving mother and grandmother. I am proud that we shared a special friendship. She will be missed.”Caroline Reaves, CEO at MCS also offered prayers for Laurie’s loved ones, saying, “Although Laurie is well-known for her tireless dedication to our industry, I had the privilege of knowing her as an amazing friend who shared many personal moments with my family. We shared many hours of laughter as well as tears. I will miss her terribly.”In 2011 The Five Star Institute honored Laurie with their Lifetime Achievement Award. To mark the occasion, her colleague Phyllis Caldwell, then Chief of the Homeownership Preservation Office at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, said of Maggiano:”Laurie has worked to make sure that policies translate into actions that help homeowners, while laying the foundation for sustainable change on how delinquent loans are managed. She is a tireless champion for homeowners across our country.”To view Laurie’s Lifetime Achievement video, click here. in Daily Dose, Government, News January 7, 2018 720 Views Industry Mourns Passing of CFPB’s Laurie Maggianocenter_img 2018-01-07 Rachel Williams Sharelast_img read more

Earlier this week ESPN Insider John Clayton said

first_imgEarlier this week, ESPN Insider John Clayton said he wasn’t sold that Ray Horton had the experience necessary to be a head coach in the NFL just yet.While Horton’s résumé suggests that he’s accomplished plenty in the National Football League (10 years as a cornerback and 19 years as an assistant with the Bengals, Lions, Redskins and Cardinals), he has only be a defensive coordinator for two seasons. Comments   Share   Regardless, his name has already been linked to several head coaching vacancies, including Arizona, who already interviewed him twice this week.Having also conducted interviews with the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns, the 52-year-old has seemingly become ‘the frontrunner’ for several jobs — a fact Clayton did not try to ignore when speaking to Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Thursday.“There isn’t any doubt that he’s going to be in the mix [for multiple jobs],” Clayton said. “With two interviews in Arizona, I don’t think he’s out of the mix in Arizona.”Although Horton has proven his pedigree as a defensive coordinator with the Cardinals (unit ranked in the top 5 in takeaways, passing defense and third-down defense in 2012), Clayton admitted there might be a small hurdle that could prevent his ascension to the position of head coach.“I don’t think there’s any guarantee that he’s getting a head coaching job, because the trend right now is everyone wants offensive coaches,” said Clayton. “They want offensive assistant coaches and they want former head coaches who were offensive guys. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Artistic duo Cozic among winners of Governor General’s Awards for arts by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 13, 2019 1:04 am PDT A combination photo of Yvon Cozic and Monic Brassard, the artistic duo Cozic, is shown in this undated handout photo. Artistic duo Cozic is among the eight winners of the $25,000 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Yvon Cozic and Monic Brassard prefer to be known as a singular artist. The collaborators are both from Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle, Que. Together, they are one of several recipients of a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Yves Chamberlan OTTAWA — Artistic duo Cozic is among the eight winners of the $25,000 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.Yvon Cozic and Monic Brassard prefer to be known as a singular artist. The collaborators are both from Sainte-Anne-de-la-Rochelle, Que. Together, they are one of several recipients of a Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award.Their self-proclaimed two-headed, four-handed artist uses found objects to create new works.Others being recognized for their body of work include Newfoundland environmental artist Marlene Creates and Toronto-based multimedia artists Andrew James Paterson and Stephen Andrews.Two of the recipients also share a surprising connection: Toronto-based Indo-Canadian filmmaker Ali Kazimi made a documentary in 1997 about his fellow lifetime honouree, Iroquois photographer Jeff Thomas, who lives in Ottawa.Glass artist Susan Edgerley of Val-Morin, Que., won the Saidye Bronfman Award and will have some of her works acquired by the Canadian Museum of History for its permanent collection. Lee-Ann Martin, an independent curator of Indigenous art based in Carp, Ont., will receive the Outstanding Contribution Award.Gen. Julie Payette will host an awards ceremony at Rideau Hall on March 28. Later that day, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa will hold a public viewing of an exhibition of the winners’ works, which is set to run until Aug. 5, 2019.The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts.Independent peer juries select the winners, who each receive $25,000.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Cyprus deficient in applying Greco standards

first_imgCyprus has been deficient in implementing the recommendations of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (Greco) regarding transparency within the judiciary, the head of the organisation said on Thursday.Gianluca Esposito, executive secretary of Greco, (Christos Theodorides)Gianluca Esposito, executive secretary of Greco, is currently on the island on a two-day visit in the wake of explosive allegations of apparent corruption and conflicts of interest among supreme court judges.On Thursday, Esposito and the Greco delegation held a long meeting with MPs of the House ethics committee. Later in the day they saw the attorney-general.According to Esposito, Cyprus is in compliance with only two of the 16 recommendations featured in Greco’s fourth evaluation round.Of the 16 recommendations, four pertained to the judiciary; these have yet to be implemented, he said.Speaking to parliamentarians, Esposito stressed that their recommendations are binding on states that are members of the organisation. Cyprus was among the founding members of Greco.One important pending matter is the submission of declarations of income and assets by judges, something which has yet to be implemented.He played down concerns that its enactment into law would impinge upon the independence of the judiciary.The Greco official said the organisation had not been planning to visit the island this year, but decided to come anyway after the furore created over alleged conflicts of interest among judges serving on the supreme court.The controversy was ignited by Nicos Clerides – a lawyer and the brother of the attorney-general – who claimed the supreme court has been captured by a prominent law firm.Disy MP and chair of the House ethics committee Zacharias Zachariou later described the meeting with Greco as “very constructive.”“We have opened a window of communication with Greco. The Republic is a founding member of Greco and that means we also have a moral responsibility to comply with their recommendations.”Cyprus has by the end of this year to comply with the recommendations cited in Greco’s compliance report.The latest compliance report was adopted on June 22, 2018. Member states have 18 months in which to comply.The compliance report (see here listed four recommendations with regard to improving transparency in the judiciary.Greco noted with concern the complete overlap between the composition of the Supreme Council of Judicature and the supreme court. Responding, Cypriot authorities indicated that the supreme court “examined the above recommendation and is of the opinion that the purpose of the Supreme Council of Judicature is best served by continuing to be composed solely of judges only in order to safeguard and maintain judicial independence.”Greco concluded that this recommendation was partly implemented.The second recommendation related to the “integrity requirement” in the appointment of judges. It said that appointments should be “guided by precise and objective criteria which are to be checked before appointment/promotion, and that such criteria be made available to the public.”Again, Greco concluded that this was partially implemented.The third recommendation called for a code of ethics/conduct offering guidance “in respect of areas such as conflicts of interest and other integrity related matters (e.g. gifts, side activities, recusal, third party contacts, handling of confidential information).”Cypriot authorities stated that dismissal and termination of the office of a judge may be ordered in case of “misconduct” as provided for in the constitution. Greco concluded that this recommendation was not implemented.Lastly, the body recommended that “dedicated training of judges in respect of judicial ethics, conflicts of interest and corruption prevention be introduced as a well-defined part of the induction training of newly recruited judge…”Responding, in January 2017 the supreme court created the Office of Reform and Judicial Training. Greco stated that this partially met their recommendation.While the Greco team was meeting with MPs, a group of people gathered outside the parliament building to demonstrate on the issue of corruption in Cyprus.One of the groups called itself the ‘Yellow Vests of Cyprus’.They help up placards, including one that read: “Greco we are sorry you came all this way to clean their mess.”Police were monitoring the demonstration. 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