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Watch: CEO Daniel O’Day says Gilead is in a ‘sweet spot.’ What’s next?

first_img Log In | Learn More Watch: CEO Daniel O’Day says Gilead is in a ‘sweet spot.’ What’s next? What’s Gilead going to buy?That’s the single, persistent question Daniel O’Day has faced in his first months on the job as CEO of Gilead Sciences.  By STAT staff Jan. 31, 2020 Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags biotechnologyfinanceSTAT SummitSTAT+ About the Author Reprints STAT staffcenter_img What’s included? STAT Summit What is it? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day Emilie Pickering for STAT [email protected] GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Glowing tumor-munching cells, captured on video, show the promise of a new approach to CAR-T cancer therapy

first_imgIn the Lab Science Writer Megan Molteni is a science writer for STAT, covering genomic medicine, neuroscience, and reproductive tech. Log In | Learn More Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED [email protected] By Megan Molteni April 28, 2021 Reprints Wendell Lim stared at the video playing on his computer screen in amazement. In the inky dark, a yellow blob pulsed: a brain tumor lit up with fluorescent tags. From the edges of the frame, T cells glowing blue crept toward it. When they reached the blob, a switch seemed to flip, and the blue cells turned green.Lim is a biophysical chemist at the University of California, San Francisco. But what he really does is hack cells. For the last five years, his lab had been working on a new version of CAR-T therapy, re-engineering human immune cells to attack a particularly deadly form of brain cancer. Now those souped up cells had been pumped into a mouse with a human tumor growing in its brain. Lim was watching his armies of fluorescent cellbots lay surgical siege to the Frankencancer on a video feed captured from inside the animal’s skull with a pair of lasers. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What is it? Megan Moltenicenter_img Glowing tumor-munching cells, captured on video, show the promise of a new approach to CAR-T cancer therapy About the Author Reprints SynNotch-CAR T cell therapy is able to precisely target glioblastoma brain tumors. In this image, T cells selectively activate (cyan) only when they reach the brain. Wendell Lim and Payal Watchmaker, UCSF What’s included? Tags cancerdrug developmentresearchSTAT+ GET STARTED @MeganMolteni Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.last_img read more

Christmas style advice from local fashion designer Heidi Higgins

first_img Council Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleIrish star Alison Miller returns to rugby after drastic 10-month injuryNext articlePeople ‘abandoned’ by politicians as they are told to give up their job to get onto housing waiting lists LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th December 2018 Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Christmas style advice from local fashion designer Heidi Higgins Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApp Facebook Facebook TAGSHeidi Higgins Community Home Sponsored Christmas style advice from local fashion designer Heidi Higgins Sponsored With know-how on gifts, fashion & all the glam for the festive season, we’ve enlisted some expert help on getting you through the Christmas with style and sophistication from our own local designer Heidi Higgins!Spending hours alongside her diligent staff helping customers pick the perfect gift for their loved ones, Heidi Higgins is more than knowledgeable when it comes to getting kitted out for the Christmas season.Heidi Higgins boutique in Portlaoise is, predictably, a hub of activity in the final days before Christmas.With Christmas music and the murmur of shoppers downstairs serving as a soundtrack to the conversation, we sat down in Heidi Higgins’ studio to talk all things festive and fabulous.“A lot of our traffic in store is owed to gifting. We actually have a newly launched faux fur line of accessories that’s been really exciting to work on and thanks to the diversity of the pieces available they’re serving as fantastic Christmas gifts! It was a very different direction for us to take creatively so it’s been heartening to see what a positive response it’s garnered.”“When it comes to designing any of our collections it’s important to imagine the person that will be wearing the piece so with that in mind I can certainly empathise with our customers downstairs, matching pieces with people on their Christmas list.“We wanted our Faux Fur line to appeal to a wide range of personalities. Someone a little bit bolder would positively beam if they opened up one of our ‘KAA’ scarves or our ‘Hulahoop’ bags on Christmas morning as they are multi coloured and fun, while a quieter, more demure soul would sparkle in, say, one of our dainty ‘Frenchie’ berets.“It all comes down to what speaks to you with what you know of your special someone in mind.”KAA Scarf – €155Heidi Higgins ‘Hula Hoop’ Faux Fur bag – €155‘Seasonal dressing tips? Well, I’d say the most obvious is have your classic winter coat at the ready. Apart from the obvious “you’ll freeze without it,” a coat isn’t like a shirt or a pair of trousers; once the cold really hits you’ll presumably be wearing your coat everyday so it’s important to choose the right one.When I think “investment piece,” for me a good coat is the first thing that comes to mind because it’s the item in your wardrobe you will get the most wear out of.This is probably the reason the girls downstairs have dubbed our Daphne coat “the ten-year coat,” because they’ve been carefully engineered to be totally timeless. Reinvent your look from one event to the next and keep your investment pieces working hard. “Invest today, love forever” is definitely our motto when it comes to designing coats.’Daphne coat pink – €840Daphne coat Black €840 with Tilda Top €225 & Izzy Trousers €195‘Any other advice I’d give would be to not be afraid of a little glitz. It’s the time of year when you have the most licence to really sparkle so seize your opportunity!It’s a great way of giving you a little boost confidence wise. There’s a certain anonymity in dressing in quiet colours but when you put yourself out there with a shock of pink or a little bit of sparkle people will always respond with a smile or a compliment – you’re starting the conversation!’Lili Gold top €155 & Izzy Trousers €195Phoenix Top €125‘The last, most crucial Christmas style tenet would probably be wearing something red! Add a splash of colour to the proceedings with the season’s key colour. It’s practically tradition!’Autumn Dress in Red was €485 now €339.50Zarine Dress in Red was €399 now €279.30Heidi’s collection is available to shop both in store in 42.Grattan Street, Portlaoise and online at www.heidihiggins.comSEE ALSO – Heidi Higgins tells her story to Women in Business event in Portlaoise Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Community last_img read more

Goals key as Abbeyleix win to set up Harps rematch in minor hurling final

first_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter By Kevin Dillon – 27th September 2020 Pinterest Goals key as Abbeyleix win to set up Harps rematch in minor hurling final Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Rathdowney-Errill 3-8 Abbeyleix 4-14Laois MHC Semi-finalAbbeyleix advanced to the final of the minor hurling championship after a nine point victory over Rathdowney-Errill in front of a huge crowd at the LOETB Centre of Excellence.The win sets up a repeat of last year’s final against The Harps – and Abbeyleix will be hoping to avenge that defeat.It was Rathdowney-Errill who made the first mark with a free from Daniel Bowe after four minutes, followed by a neat point from Ben Galvin two minutes later.Colin Byrne hit Abbeyleix’s first point with a long-range free, before two further points from Shane Bracken and Aaron Hayes put Rathdowney-Errill three in front.A well-taken point from Sam Quinn followed by another long-range free from Byrne left Rathdowney-Errill ahead by one at the water break, but Abbeyleix took the lead immediately after.A long-range free from Matthew Gibney dropping short, and falling into Byrne who pulled on it first-time into the net.Byrne converted his third free of the day to extend his side’s lead to three, and things got even better for him and Abbeyleix a minute later.A promising-looking Rathdowney-Errill attack stopped with a superb block from Lawson Obular, who played a big part in Ballyroan-Abbey’s victory in the Minor A Football Final on Thursday night. Obular laid off a handpass into Byrne, who sprinted through the defence before finishing past Ben Campion in the Rathdowney-Errill goal.Bowe pulled one back from a free for Rathdowney-Errill, and they got back to within two shortly after, when James Keegan’s shot was saved by Kyle Mullen, but in came midfielder Ryan Costigan with the follow-up to get his side’s first goal.Another free from Byrne brought Abbeyleix back to three ahead, but Rathdowney-Errill were back level with the next attack.Adam Ryan’s shot for point dropping short, but Jacque Dowling was on hand to fire home to make it a level contest again approaching half-time.But Abbeyleix came back, and from a tight angle, Byrne grabbed his third goal, taking his personal tally to 3-4 to give Abbeyleix a three point lead at half-time.A point from midfielder Shaun Fitzpatrick, who also featured in Ballyroan-Abbey’s win on Thursday night, extended the gap to four.Byrne converted another free, followed by two consecutive points from Sam Quinn and another free from Byrne brought Abbeyleix’s lead to eight midway through the second-half.Bowe pointed another free to bring it back to seven, but two further points from Tally Hassett and Killian Byrne put Abbeyleix nine ahead at the water break.Rathdowney-Errill showed that a comeback could’ve been on when James Keegan was pulled down through on goal, and Bowe buried the resulting penalty.But a sublime pass from substitute Odhran Delaney into Fitzpatrick, who finished it to the net for his side’s fourth goal put Abbeyleix nine ahead once again.Two further points from Hassett and Fitzpatrick extended their lead to eleven, as Hayes and Alex Finane-Campion both pointed for Rathdowney-Errill shortly before full-time.It ended in a nine point victory for Robbie Quinn’s side, who are back in their second consecutive final.SCORERS – Rathdowney-Errill: Daniel Bowe 1-3 (three frees, 1-0 penalty), Ryan Costigan 1-0, Jack Dowling 1-0, Aaron Hayes 0-2, Ben Galvin 0-1, Shane Bracken 0-1, Alex Finane Campion 0-1 Abbeyleix: Colin Byrne 3-6 (six frees), Shaun Fitzpatrick 1-2, Sam Quinn 0-3, Tally Hassett 0-2, Killian Byrne 0-1Rathdowney-Errill: Ben Campion, Richard Thompson, Ross Hancock, Alex Finane Campion, Aaron Hayes, Padraig Rafter, Killian Carroll, Ben Galvin, Ryan Costigan, Adam Ryan, Michael Cleary, Daniel Bowe, Shane Bracken, James Keegan, Jacque Dowling SUBS: Peter Meagher for Dowling, Harry Wynne for Cleary, Sean Delaney for Ryan, Reece Finane Campion for Galvin, Nathan Treacy for BrackenAbbeyleix: Kyle Mullen, Conor Dooley, Ross Coffey, Conor McWey, Adrian Dunne, Lawson Obular, Matthew Gibney, Davin McEvoy, Shaun Fitzpatrick, Samuel Quinn, Liam Kavanagh, Alan McWey, Killian Byrne, Colin Byrne, Tally Hassett SUBS: Odhran Delaney for Alan McWey, Gavin Kelly for Killian ByrneREFEREE: Brochan O’Reilly (Portlaoise)SEE ALSO – Find all the LaoisToday podcasts here Twitter WhatsApp News Previous articleFoyle finds form to save Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe and relegate Ballypickas to Junior for 2021Next articleLive Blog: Follow all the updates from Sunday’s hurling and football action Kevin Dillon Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Home Sport GAA Goals key as Abbeyleix win to set up Harps rematch in minor… SportGAAHurling TAGSAbbeyleixAbbeyleix v Rathdowney-ErrillLaois MHCRathdowney-Errill Electric Picnic WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

MFDA mulls expanded CRM2 disclosure

first_img Related news The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) is contemplating a possible expansion of the cost and compensation reporting required under the second phase of the client relationship model (CRM2) reforms. The MFDA on Friday published a bulletin soliciting feedback on whether the self-regulatory organization (SRO) should consider expanding the new cost reporting requirements — which are being imposed as part of the CRM2 reforms and will take effect in July 2016 — to include the costs imposed by fund managers. Starting next year, fund dealers will have to provide clients with annual reports detailing the charges paid by the client, and compensation received by the dealer, over the previous 12 months. The MFDA is now considering whether to expand the CRM2 reporting requirements to require the disclosure of other costs of owning investment funds that are not paid to dealers (and reps), “such as management fees, fund operating costs, redemption fees and short term trading fees,” the MFDA bulletin says.. The idea comes in response to input MFDA staff have received from fund dealers, reps, and others, the SRO reports. Karen McGuinness, senior vice president of member regulation, compliance, at the MFDA, says that some dealers want expanded reporting because they believe that it is the right thing to do. “They want to give clients a complete picture of the costs they are paying,” she says. “I think it is that simple.” The MFDA has not yet decided whether to pursue expanded disclosure requirements. “This consultation is preliminary in nature and is intended to promote further dialogue of the issues raised,” the MFDA bulletin says, adding that the MFDA will be sharing the results of the consultation with other securities regulators. Comments on the proposal are due by March 10, 2016. See also: CRM2 Guide 2015: A helpful resource as you prepare for regulatory change Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton TD Waterhouse fined $4 million for ignoring CRM2 Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Client relationship modelCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association First enforcement, now an exemption CRM2 fee disclosures fail to enlighten, empower investors: reportlast_img read more

Governor-General Welcomes Press Institute

first_imgRelatedGovernor-General Welcomes Press Institute Advertisements RelatedGovernor-General Welcomes Press Institute RelatedGovernor-General Welcomes Press Institutecenter_img Governor-General Welcomes Press Institute UncategorizedDecember 4, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, has welcomed plans by the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ), to launch the Jamaica Press Institute.Plans for the institute were outlined by PAJ President, Byron Buckley, when he visited King’s House on December 1.The Governor-General said it is fitting that the PAJ should launch a training and research institute for members, especially at a time of significant changes in the media landscape, and the emergence of new media technologies that have transformed communication.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth Hall (centre), listens to what First Vice President of the Press Association of Jamaica, Fae Ellington, has to say, when Miss Ellington and President of the Press Association of Jamaica, Byron Buckley (left), visited King’s House on December 1He said that strategic linkages with other organisations are also important to the viability of the institute.November 30 to December 6, is being celebrated as Journalism Week, under the theme: ‘Fanning the Flames of Democracy’.The PAJ President was accompanied by First Vice-President, Fae Ellington, and Second Vice-President, Vernon Davidson.last_img read more

Grimsby and Cleethorpes flood sirens to be decommissioned

first_imgGrimsby and Cleethorpes flood sirens to be decommissioned More than 80% of the 33,000 properties at risk of flooding in the area now receive advanced warnings through the direct-messaging service, making the old sirens redundant.The towns’ 18 flood sirens were installed in 2006 to help warn the vast majority of at-risk properties that – at the time – were not yet signed up to the then-fledgling Flood Warning Service.Sirens now redundantNow, 14 years later, that service’s advanced-warning messages are delivered to around 3,750 more properties than the sirens were ever able to reach, with more accurate, tailored and reliable messages than the sirens could.Using the latest forecasting and modelling techniques, the Flood Warning Service alerts people to the possibility of flooding many hours – and sometimes days – in advance.It sends timely, tailored, location-specific messages with exact details of what to expect, when, and how to react.Sign up to stay alertThose messages can be sent via a choice of text, landline, mobile and email – or any combination of those methods up to a maximum selection of five. For example, text messages to two mobiles, emails to two addresses, and an automated call to a landline.It is a far cry from a short-notice, potentially confusing siren containing no specifics and no advice, and with no guarantee of being heard.Since the Flood Warning Service launched in 2006, the Environment Agency and its partners have been continuously transforming it, making the best use of the latest technology to better reach people living, working and travelling through flood-risk areas.World-class warning serviceInnovations include automated warning messages to mobile phones registered with certain providers, and becoming one of the first European countries to use Google Public Alerts to display live flood warnings on Google searches and Google Maps, just seconds after they have been issued.The advances combine to make England’s Flood Warning Service among the best in the world – and the sirens out-dated.Ben Thornely, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, said:We know how devastating flooding can be, and we want people to have the most accurate and timely information when flooding is expected.The best way of doing that is via our free, reliable Flood Warning Service, which gives people clear, specific advice on how to protect themselves, their loved ones and their homes. This just isn’t possible with sirens.It takes just a minute to check online if you’re at risk of flooding and to sign up for warnings. We urge people to do that now via GOV.UK/Flood or by calling 0345 988 1188.Doing so can reduce the impact of flooding – saving you thousands of pounds.Cllr Stewart Swinburn, North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet member for the environment, said:We’ve been kept up-to-date with the Environment Agency’s plans for the flood sirens and they’ve also held two virtual sessions with councillors to explain their proposals. Those sessions have allowed us to inform the Environment Agency’s approach and we’ve stressed the need for local people to be given all the information they require to adapt to the changes with the sirens.We’re aware similar system updates have worked well in other areas and we share the Environment Agency’s expectation that advances in technology will make it easier for people to get any flood messages as quickly as possible should the need arise.To give the best service, the Flood Warning Service relies on people choosing to sign up. It takes around a minute to do so, and can help reduce flooding’s impact and damage – saving potentially thousands of pounds.People are urged to sign up now via 0345 988 1188 or GOV.UK/Flood, where there is also information on the practical things people can do to protect their businesses, homes and valuables.Prepare for floodingChecking if you live in an area at high risk of flooding, preparing a bag with medication and important documents, and moving valuable and sentimental items upstairs or to a safe place can reduce the damage caused by a flood by around 40%.Since the sirens were installed in 2006, the Environment Agency has invested around £20m into the area’s flood defences. That includes a £19m upgrade along the Humber and at the port of Grimsby, and improvements along the River Freshney. Further work between Immingham and Grimsby is expected to begin in 2022.The Environment Agency plans to stop using the flood sirens from 31 December 2020.BackgroundThe Flood Warning Service currently reaches 83% of at-risk properties in the area, compared to the 72% of at-risk properties within audible range of a siren. Even those in range of a siren may not hear them because of things like wind direction and double glazing.The average cost of repairing a flood-damaged home is around £32,000.33,235 homes are at risk of flooding across the area. – 27,735 (around 83%) are reached by the Flood Warning Service. 5,500 (around 17%) are not reached by the Flood Warning Service and need to sign up. 23,997 (72%) are in range of a siren but not guaranteed to hear it or know how to react.5.2 million properties are at risk of flooding in England. People are urged to visit GOV.UK/Flood, check if they’re at risk, and make sure they know what to do if it floods.In many flood risk areas, people can sign up for flood warnings. These warn of the risk of flooding from rivers, the sea and groundwater. They’ll alert people by phone, email or text when flooding is expected.The best way for people to protect themselves from flooding is to know what to do in advance – they can download and save a simple Prepare, Act, Survive plan so they know what to do when there’s a flood warning in their area.The National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy was adopted in Autumn 2020 and sets the blueprint for how the Environment Agency and other organisations will manage flood and coastal change from now until 2100. /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:Cabinet, council, Download, email, environment, Europe, european, Google, Government, groundwater, Impact, mobile, mobile phone, technology, UK, UK Government, visit, worldlast_img read more

Council responds to Heights Estate noise concerns

first_imgCouncil responds to Heights Estate noise concerns The Greater Geelong Council has resolved to write to the state government about traffic noise levels in The Heights Estate, Fyansford from the Geelong Ring Road.Residents have raised ongoing concerns about excessive traffic noise in the estate, which they report is affecting the area’s liveability and atmosphere.Council received a petition signed by 220 residents in December last year, calling for the existing noise wall on the major arterial above the estate to be extended.In 2018, developers were assessed as having met their planning permit conditions relating to noise level controls by VicRoads (now Regional Roads Victoria (RRV)). It’s unclear if further assessments have been carried out by the developer or RRV.The City wrote to RRV in January 2020 requesting steps be taken to put measures in place to alleviate traffic noise.Council’s letter to the state will ask for a fresh assessment of noise levels for The Heights Estate and that mitigation measures be put in place if they’re beyond the acceptable limit.Council will also seek confirmation that an assessment of traffic noise levels for the estate was carried out in accordance with the planning permit conditions.Last night’s resolution was as a result of a Notice of Motion from Councillor Eddy Kontelj.Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher said the Council group had listened to the community’s concerns.The Council group thanks residents at The Heights Estate for bringing their concerns to us. We fully understand that loud traffic noise is causing distress and the situation needs to be investigated further.Cr Kontelj said more needs to be done to alleviate the community’s concerns.I’ve met with residents from The Heights Estate who’ve described the issues they’re facing.My fellow councillors and I are concerned by the situation and we hope extra steps can be taken by Regional Roads Victoria to reduce vehicle noise levels. /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:atmosphere, community, council, Geelong, Geelong City Council, Geelong Council, Government, investigation, liveability, local council, Petition, resolution, vehicle, Victorialast_img read more

Tradies take up tools at booming Gold Coast school

first_imgTradies take up tools at booming Gold Coast school Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing The Honourable Grace GraceWork is underway on a $12 million new classroom building at the booming Picnic Creek State School in Coomera, supporting 20 jobs. Education Minister Grace Grace said southeast Queensland construction company Dickinson Constructions was onsite from 14 May to deliver eight early years classrooms by November 2021. “Picnic Creek has more than quadrupled in size since it opened in 2018, from 196 students to 828 children today,” Ms Grace said. “This new two-storey, state-of-the-art learning centre will meet the needs of this growing school community and maintain a pipeline of infrastructure work for SEQ tradies.” The new building will include outdoor learning spaces such as a mud kitchen, where children work with their hands using mud, sand and water in creative play. There is also a practical learning alcove, a staff preparation space along with student and staff amenities. Principal Donna Gosling said the school community was looking forward to seeing the new two-storey learning centre being built. “We encourage our students to make the most of our natural environment and try to bring the outdoors in wherever possible, which also keeps them engaged and focussed,” she said. Ms Grace said the new building demonstrated the Government’s commitment to providing quality education facilities in growing communities and creating jobs. “The Gold Coast is a hotbed of building work at the moment, with the new $50.6 million special school underway at Coomera, ready to open to students for 2022. “This much needed new special school will service the growing population in Coomera and Pimpama and provide special schooling relief to the existing Southport Special School and Beenleigh Special School in Logan. “Newly-appointed principal Kate Hucker has already been on site and will be working hard on the many tasks that are part of setting up a new school, including hiring staff, consulting the community about a school name and establishing a school community group.” Ms Grace said the Picnic Creek expansion was part of the record $1.9 billion investment in school infrastructure this year, supporting almost 4800 jobs – including $133.5 million on the Gold Coast. “This investment will provide a pipeline of local jobs, supporting local economies, as part of our economic recovery plan for Queensland,” she said. “We continue to invest in more schools, more classrooms and more teachers, so Queensland students have access to quality education facilities, no matter where they live.” /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:Australia, Beenleigh, building, children, community, education, environment, Gold Coast, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Logan, Minister, pipeline, QLD, quality, Queensland, studentslast_img read more

Skyview High School Student Awarded CU Parents Association Scholarship

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: July 21, 2003 Gabriel Meraz, a senior honors student at Skyview High School in Thornton, is this year’s recipient of the CU Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity scholarship awarded by the Parents Association at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The scholarship consists of $10,000 divided into four annual supplements of $2,500. The award was presented to Meraz at a July 18 banquet for high school students who successfully completed the CU-Boulder Pre-Collegiate Development Summer Residential Program. Meraz has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average throughout middle school and high school and is ranked No. 1 in his class. He is also Head Boy, or student body president, and is a member of the National Honor Society. He has been a student in the CU-Boulder Pre-Collegiate Development Program since seventh grade and plans to major in aerospace and astronautical engineering at CU. His goal is to become an astronaut with “a Ph.D. in the palm of my hand.” Meraz is the eldest of six boys in his family and will be the first in his family to attend a university. His first language was Spanish and when he started school he learned to read and write in English in three months. Since then, he’s been involved in many gifted and talented programs throughout his school career. According to Peter Simons, director of the Office of Parent Relations, Meraz has captured the hearts of everyone he works with at CU-Boulder and exemplifies the goals of the CU-LEAD scholarship. The CU-LEAD scholarship is sponsored by the Parents Fund and is designed to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds and first-generation college students achieve a college education. It is issued to a high school senior who meets certain academic and economic criteria and who plans to enroll at the university in the Pre-Collegiate Development Program. The Pre-Collegiate Development Program is a CU-funded, systemwide academic program for middle and high school students. It is structured to ensure students are academically prepared to enroll at CU-Boulder or any postsecondary institution. The program also works in collaboration with parents, guidance counselors and the community. For more information on the CU Parents Association call (303) 492-2283 or visit the Web site at http://www.Colorado.EDU/sacs/parents/. For more information on the Pre-Collegiate Development Program call (303) 492-8243 or visit the Web site at http://www.Colorado.EDU/SASC/programs.html.last_img read more