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first_img Emily Nicolle Share whatsapp whatsapp Digital banking challenger Monese launches business accounts More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Digital banking app Monese will today announce its expansion into the world of business banking, as it launches accounts for young companies and entrepreneurs across the UK and Europe. The accounts will be released to UK-registered businesses first, available in 11 languages in a bid to tap the UK’s growing multicultural industry base. The firm told City A.M. that accounts in Europe are expected to follow suit “very soon”.Monese recently closed its series B investment round for $60m (£46.4m) in September, with backing from investors such as Kinnevik, Augmentum Fintech and Paypal.”Following the great success of Monese’s personal banking service in the UK and Europe, we are really excited to launch the Monese​ business account, which is the next big step in our expansion,” said Monese founder and chief executive Norris Koppel. Read more: Challenger banking app Monese lands $60m funding round”The Monese business account is one of a number of offerings we are launching for internationally mobile people and businesses, following significant investment from world-class investors in September. This investment is enabling us to continue on our path to becoming a global financial platform to all.” Tags: FinTech Startups The account will come bundled with a version of the banking app’s personal account premium offering, costing a total of £9.95 a month with transparent fees and free bank transfers, card payments and direct debits. Utilising its latest funding round, Monese has set itself a goal of hiring an additional 100 staff members by the end of the year across its existing offices in London and Tallinn, as well as a new office in Lisbon.The startup said its new monthly user numbers had been tripling since the end of last year, with over 600,000 personal current account users creating an annual transaction volume of more than $3bn. Thursday 18 October 2018 12:02 amlast_img read more

first_imgMain image credit: Getty Instead, student grades should be determined by their teachers — the people working directly with them, who have spent years marking their homework and mock exams, and are best-placed to know what they are capable of. whatsapp Emily HortonEmily Horton is a fellow at Year Here and former journalist for The London Student and Keith StraughanProfessor Keith Straughan is chief executive of Axiologs and one of the developers of online testing platform Tenjin We saw the chaos over the summer when cancelled exams led first to students being assigned grades via algorithm, then, in a U-turn, back to teacher-led grading — a move which came too late for many to secure their university places.  It is important to recognise the role that examinations play, and that they are part and parcel of our education system. Denying another cohort of students the opportunity to prove what they can do would be unfair. That would probably be bestNo, the vaccine is here nowLet’s wait until the new year View results whatsapp Professor Keith Straughan, chief executive of Axiologs and a developer of online testing platform Tenjin, says NO Yes, we have a vaccine. But it doesn’t mean things will return to normal for schools 2021 — and it doesn’t reverse the educational hours that have already been lost. The government should start thinking now about contingency plans that are fair to students and teachers alike, before it’s too late. It would therefore be immensely unfair to ask students to attempt to catch up and sit exams as usual in May 2021. The pandemic has led to many of Britain’s poorest students missing out on as much as half a year of studying, with attainment among the most disadvantaged compounded further by a lack of internet access, additional caring responsibilities, parental job stresses, and mental health pressures. In light of Covid disruption, should England follow Wales and cancel 2021’s national exams? Monday 14 December 2020 8:03 am City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M.center_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes The cancellation would also bring a level of calm to school leaders, whose mental health has been at the whim of last-minute government changes. Is it safe to hold GCSE and A-level exams – or fair not to? Also Read: DEBATE: Should national exams in 2021 be cancelled? Opinion If we can host these crucial tests in a secure way, at schools and universities or via adaptable online platforms, we will be going some way to restoring a sense of normality and structure to young people’s lives. Thankfully, with a vaccine now available and world-leading digital examination platforms being rolled out across the UK, there are new options at our disposal this year which can enable exams to take place – without any risk to student or invigilator safety. DEBATE: Should national exams in 2021 be cancelled? Is it safe to hold GCSE and A-level exams – or fair not to? Also Read: DEBATE: Should national exams in 2021 be cancelled? Is it safe to hold GCSE and A-level exams – or fair not to? Since the outbreak of Covid-19, almost every school and university has blended traditional and digital infrastructure to progress student development. Yet one major area that has failed to keep pace is examinations. Emily Horton, fellow at Year Here and former journalist for The London Student, says YES If we want to avoid the further exacerbation of the already existing educational inequality gap, 2021’s GCSE and A-level exams should be cancelled. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishGundry MDThe Secret To Breaking Up Dark Spots On Face (Or Neck Or Hands)Gundry MDPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunTop Walk-In-Tubs | Search AdsHere’s the Average Price of a Walk In TubTop Walk-In-Tubs | Search AdsMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesNational Penny For Seniors7 Rebates Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactable Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

first_imgCrime & Courts | SoutheastKetchikan man arrested in fatal stabbingJanuary 16, 2018 by Maria Dudzak, Alaska Public Media Share:A 38-year-old Ketchikan man was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with second-degree murder.Police officers responded to a report of two males fighting Friday night at a Tongass Avenue home. The caller stated that one man was injured and lying on the floor, while the other had left the area.When officers arrived, they found the victim, Aaron Dixon, 31, with multiple stab wounds to his upper body, Ketchikan police Sgt. Andrew Berntson.“We also found a large, approximately 8-inch blade, kitchen-style knife covered in blood on the scene,” he said. “The officers performed first aid and CPR until EMS arrived and transported the subject to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.”Five other people were in the house at the time of the alleged murder, one adult and four children, Berntson said.Police identified a suspect as Darrell Taylor Ryan, 38.Ryan was arrested at a Woodland Avenue residence at about  1:30 a.m. Saturday.Ryan admitted to stabbing Dixon, Bernston said.“Part of his statement was that during the altercation he did feel threatened, and so that was the reason he stabbed Mr. Dixon.”Dixon’s body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for autopsy.Ryan is being held at the Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Jan. 22 in Ketchikan District Court.Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgGardentalk | Juneau | SoutheastGardentalk – How to plant flower and garlic bulbs this fallOctober 20, 2020 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Bulbs ready for planting. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)As temperatures slide below freezing this month, now is a good time to plant flower and garlic bulbs.“Obviously, the ground should not be frozen,” says Master Gardner Ed Buyarski. “That makes it a lot easier.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.He suggests working compost and other organic fertilizer into the soil before digging holes for the bulbs. Garlic, especially, is a heavy feeder over the winter.Planting guide attached to bag of bulbs (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Garlic bulbs should be planted pointy end up, about two or three inches deep, with uniform spacing about six inches apart. Rake soil over the holes and cover with seaweed or compost. Then cover the whole planter with clear plastic or tarps so the bulbs don’t get moldy and the fertilizer doesn’t leach away in the rain.Flower bulbs should be planted differently, according to the variety. Check the bag or box for specific instructions on planting depth and spacing.Buyarski says he usually digs a small trench for planting a large number of bulbs all at once. Sprinkle in some bulb fertilizer just before planting the bulbs. Replace the soil over the bulbs in the trench or hole, and then cover it with mulch.Planting guide attached to bag of bulbs (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Once bulbs get twelve to sixteen weeks of temperatures below 40 degrees, that will trigger green sprout formation.Just cross your fingers that Juneau doesn’t experience another mild spell later this winter.If there’s another hard freeze after the bulbs sprout early, then both the bulb and eventual blossom could be damaged.Share this story:last_img read more

first_imgSunday 9 November 2014 11:40 pm whatsapp Joseph Millis whatsapp Tags: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Share A record amount of unpaid tax has been recovered from avoidance schemes, evasion and fraud by HMRC’s top team of specialist investigators – up by almost a quarter in the past year, says Pin­sent Masons, the international law firm.According to Pinsent Masons, the compliance yield from HMRC’s specialist investigations team hit £3.65bn in 2013/14, up from £2.97bn in 2012/13, making it the division’s most successful year to date.Pinsent Masons points out that this sum alone is equivalent to10 per cent of the estimated £34bn UK tax gap.Paul Noble, tax director at Pinsent Masons, said: “These figures should be a massive jolt to anyone with undisclosed or outstanding tax liabilities that have given them significant savings. HMRC has been recruiting and training heavily in order to increase the activity of its specialist investigations team.“HMRC is not only better equipped than ever before to chase down those it suspects of unfairly avoiding their fair share of tax, it’s also far more uncompromising in how it conducts its investigations and far more hard-nosed when it comes to settling cases.“This increased investigatory capacity comes with a raft of other headline-hitting new HMRC powers, such as more criminal sanctions for offshore bank account holders and new accelerated payment measures.” Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the HMRC recovers record £3.65bn in unpaid taxes from avoidance schemes, evasion and fraud last_img read more

first_img Best of the Brokers for 02 April 2015 To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] MILLERNumis reiterated its “buy” rating on the beer and soft drinks group, following an analyst presentation on Tuesday. The firm’s guidance on its 58 per cent owned joint venture MillerCoors was unchanged, and it is “still optimistic about the margin opportunity for the business and the returns it is generating”.PATISSERIES HOLDINGSCantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage of the patisserie chain with a “buy” rating. The broker noted “society has no instinct to bake, brew coffee or make craft food but all have their place in our culture” and said this is why “an affordable high quality food and drink offer” has “huge potential in the UK”. whatsapp Wednesday 1 April 2015 8:54 pm Share Tags: NULL Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgBusinessFruity with a hint of double helix: A startup claims to tailor wine to your DNA Medical geneticist Dr. Jim Evans isn’t impressed. A new wine delivery service called Vinome is promising to deliver “the ultimate personalized wine experience” — customized to your DNA.There isn’t much (or, really, any) science to back it up. But it’s got a very big name in its corner.Vinome just inked a deal with a startup called Helix, which in turn is backed by the world’s biggest DNA sequencing company, the powerhouse known as Illumina. For the past 15 years, Illumina has been selling machines that can quickly decode the human genome. Medical researchers around the world use them. But the company wants to conquer the consumer market, too. That’s why it spent $100 million to launch Helix, which teams up with app developers who can find creative ways to use a customer’s genetic data.advertisement NewslettersSign up for The Readout Your daily guide to what’s happening in biotech. Privacy Policy Where do such recommendations come from?Vinome surveys customers about their taste preferences and looks at their genetic variants in genes such as TAS2R38, a taste receptor. A small body of research suggests variations in markers on that gene can affect whether people can taste a bitter chemical found in certain vegetables — and as a result, whether they like Brussels sprouts.Cofounder and lead scientist Sara Riordan acknowledges that her team found “virtually nothing” in the scientific literature that linked DNA variations with affinities for certain wines. Even the general literature on the genetics of taste and smell is “pretty small,” she said.So Vinome decided to gather its own evidence. The team analyzed about 40 genetic variants across about 500 people. Then they had participants taste and rate a dozen wines and fill out a survey about their taste preferences.The taste test was not designed with a control group — which is generally considered essential for reliable scientific evidence.But all of it was enough to win over Helix. (Helix “understands that there are no genetic studies that show genetic polymorphisms related to individual wines,” Lu said. He also said Helix takes “the underlying scientific content in each of our products very seriously” and noted existing literature on taste genetics as well as the statistically significant associations found in Vinome’s taste test.)Vinome has gone ahead and filed for patents and plans to try to publish its findings in a scientific journal, Andrews said. He’s not deterred by critics who point out that the science behind his venture is flimsy at best.“I hear the skepticism,” Andrews said, “but those people just aren’t wine fans.” Related: “It’s just completely silly. Their motto of ‘A little science and a lot of fun’ would be more accurately put as ‘No science and a lot of fun,’” said Evans, who’s a professor and researcher at the University of North Carolina.“I’d put this in the same category as DNA matching to find your soulmate,” he said. “We just simply don’t know enough about the genetics of taste to do this on any accurate basis.”Vinome is just one in a growing wave of targeted consumer genetic tests, which promise to deliver insights about nutrition, weight, and athletic training based on analysis of cheek cells, blood, or saliva. The tests could greatly expand the market for DNA analysis, to the benefit of companies like Illumina, which lately has been struggling to meet sales forecasts. By Rebecca Robbins Oct. 27, 2016 Reprints Women are fast catching up to men in alcohol consumption — and abuse center_img The company soft-launched online in May and says it’s already shipped about 300 bottles of California wines to dozens of customers. (The minimum purchase is three bottles —  plus genetic testing —  for $199.)  The official launch will come this holiday season.Next year, Vinome will roll out an app in partnership with Helix. In a statement provided to STAT, Dr. James Lu, Helix’s senior vice president of applied genomics, said his company “is excited to partner with Vinome because of their novel, fun and modern approach to building a wine recommendation algorithm.” Lu also compared Vinome to Netflix.A promotional video on Vinome’s website features four people enjoying a picnic — with wine, of course — under a beautiful canopy of trees. “Most things are best when the guessing stops,” the narrator intones — just before a woman with light hair is matched with “aromatic, floral, bright whites” and a man with dark hair is matched with “powerful, textured, bold reds.” Such as selling them wine.For about $65 per bottle, Vinome promises to pick out “great wines that are perfectly paired to you” based on an analysis of 10 genetic variants in your DNA, collected via saliva samples. The company — which is based, of course, in Northern California’s wine country — even incorporated the distinctive double helix of DNA into its logo of a corkscrew.advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: But public health experts see reason for concern. There’s rarely a straight line between a genetic variant and a complex trait like fitness, weight — or affinity for a good merlot. A complex interplay of genes and environmental factors shape our lives.“Elevating genes to this kind of status for these kind of complex traits can be inappropriately distracting” from the important social and environmental causes of problems like obesity, said Tim Caulfield, a health policy professor at the University of Alberta who studies consumer genetic testing.(On top of that, he said he saw a certain irony in adding a “deterministic vibe” to wine drinking. “It seems like the last place you’d want it,” he said. “I hope they don’t do that with beer.”)‘Arguably defensible’ scienceVinome acknowledges the skepticism, but CEO Ronnie Andrews says he’s sure they’re on to something.His team includes scientists with backgrounds in molecular diagnostics and cancer genomics.“Listen, we wouldn’t risk our reputations to launch something in this space … if we didn’t feel like we had something that was arguably defensible in terms of the science, but more importantly would present an incredible experience and a fun experience,” said Andrews, who has formerly held executive roles at General Electric Healthcare and Roche. 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first_img Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalsSTAT+states Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. [email protected] What’s included? As Washington grapples with rising drug costs, the state of Vermont is edging closer to adopting a program that would designate wholesalers to buy medicines from across the border in Canada.The Vermont Agency for Human Services late last week completed a report showing the scheme could save up to $5 million annually on just 17 medicines for which two of the state’s three commercial health insurers spent the most money earlier this year. The forecast included a potential 45 percent mark-up on medicines. 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. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What is it? Adobe Log In | Learn More center_img 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. Vermont projects modest savings from a plan to import drugs from Canada About the Author Reprints Pharmalot By Ed Silverman Jan. 7, 2019 Reprints GET STARTED @Pharmalot Ed Silvermanlast_img read more

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first_img Five Charged in Drugs Sting By Daily NK – 2013.11.21 6:23pm News News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Five men have been charged in the United States with attempting to smuggle 100kg of methamphetamine originating in North Korea, it was widely reported on the 20th.The arrested individuals, who hold British, Chinese, Philippine and Slovakian citizenship, were arrested in Thailand last September, before being extradited to the United States on Tuesday this week. Two of the men are reportedly members of a Hong Kong-based criminal gang.Most intriguingly, one of the defendants told fake drug buyers used as part of a sting operation that the North Korean government “already burned all the labs. Only our labs are not closed,” and, “To show the Americans that they are not selling it anymore, they burned it.” Suggesting an opposite interpretation, Drug Enforcement Agency Administrator Michele Leonhart asserted that the case actually reveals “the emergence of North Korea as a significant source of methamphetamine in the global drug trade.”In the past, both private and state-run laboratories, many of them based in and around Hamhung, South Hamkyung Province, are known to have produced large quantities of methamphetamine, much of which found its way out of the country via Party and military agencies. However, there has been less evidence of that practice in recent years. North Korea is also troubled by widespread methamphetamine use domestically, where it has been both a replacement for standard forms of medicine and a recreational product among affluent demographics. News News last_img read more

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Planned changes to performance reporting requirements for fund dealers are being suspended so that regulators can harmonize the requirements. The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada announced that its board has decided to suspend the implementation of a performance reporting rule that was slated to take effect next June, pending harmonization with performance reporting standards that are being developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Back in October, the MFDA indicated that it was considering the suspension over concerns that firms would have to go through two costly sets of changes to their systems and statements if new MFDA requirements were adopted, and then new CSA requirements are introduced. As a result, it is suspending implementation “pending harmonization with performance reporting standards under [CSA rules] that are ultimately adopted.” Separately, the MFDA issued a bulletin outlining the rule changes approved at its annual meeting earlier this week, including amendments to conform MFDA rules with CSA account statement requirements, which means adopting a quarterly delivery requirement for accounts held in both client and nominee name. The amendments are now awaiting approval of the securities commissions. Companies Mutual Fund Dealers Association James Langton read more

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