Walker appoints former Attorney General to Permanent Fund Corporation’s board

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Economy | State GovernmentWalker appoints former Attorney General to Permanent Fund Corporation’s boardDecember 28, 2017 by Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Juneau Share:Gov. Bill Walker, right, and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott listen to Attorney General Craig Richards as he presents information to lawmakers at a Q&A session with the governor and key cabinet members to discuss plans for reorganizing the Permanent Fund, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)A man who helped craft a plan to use Permanent Fund earnings to fund state government, has been appointed to the Permanent Fund Corporation’s board. Gov. Bill Walker appointed Craig Richards to the board on Dec. 28. The board is responsible for setting policy for the corporation. Board members are appointed by the governor. With Richards’ appointment, five of its six members are Walker appointees. Richards is currently the vice president and general counsel for the Bering Straits Native Corporation. He was also the state’s Attorney General until June of 2016 when he abruptly resigned that post. Walker credits Richards with helping to develop the Permanent Fund Protection Act. That proposal is currently in front of the legislature. It would use Permanent Fund earnings to fund state government and cap the dividend program. Richards was previously on the Permanent Fund Corporation board from 2015 to 2016. He will take over the seat that was held by Larry Cash.Share this story:last_img read more

Going Solo

first_imgBooksGoing SoloA new book turns salads into the table’s boldest one-actsBy Leilah Bernstein – April 1, 2012398ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThis month Salad For Dinner (Rizzoli, 208 pages, $35), which features one-dish meals starring greens, arrives in stores. The author is Jeanne Kelley, a third-generation Angeleno who says she was raised on salads. Kelley also happens to be this magazine’s recipe tester and stylist, so we asked her: Why salad for dinner when you can have a nice, juicy steak?  “Why not a juicy steak in your salad?” she replied. “Thin strips of grilled top sirloin on butter lettuce with Thai dressing, mint, basil, and cilantro is so fresh. Or a salad of succulent rib eye, red leaf lettuce, skillet-crisp fingerling potatoes, ripe tomato wedges, and a creamy blue cheese dressing takes steak house favorites to a new level.”   TAGS2012April 2012L.A. CultureSaladsPrevious articleThe Friday Afternoon Cram, 3/30/12Next articleSteps in TimeLeilah Bernstein RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

Claire L. Evans on Huell Howser, Teleportation, and Traffic Mantras

first_imgMusicClaire L. Evans on Huell Howser, Teleportation, and Traffic MantrasThe future is now for the YACHT front woman and “sci-fi apologist”By Marielle Wakim – October 12, 20151127ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThe two halves of the band YACHT, Claire L. Evans and Jona Bechtolt, are amped on acronyms. Their moniker stands for Young Americans Challenging High Technology, their mission statement refers to ETI (extraterrestrial intelligence), and a scan of their Twitter feed reveals the hashtag #ITTFWBC, shorthand for the name of their new album, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler, out October 16. Like their other musical offerings, ITTFWBC employs a theme to serve up social commentary (2014’s Where Does This Disco? was a CD about the relevance of CDs). This go-round is all about the coming times: Synthy, quirky pop tunes like “Hologram” and “War on Women” are deadpan reactions to 21st-century “advancements” (or lack thereof). “L.A. had a huge influence on the record,” says Evans, who with Bechtolt also created the daily calendar app 5 Every Day, which suggests a handful of cool activities for Angelenos. “The central thesis is not that we’re disappointed that we were promised jet packs. It’s more like, I don’t care about jet packs if we still don’t have basic human rights.” Alternate acronym for the band’s name?You Are Cool…no, wait. YACHT Are Cool—it’s like a meta acronym—Hang in There. The “in” is lowercase. Name a band that aliens would listen to.Devo, obviously.Five things you would not put on 5 Every Day?The Times Squares of Los Angeles: Hollywood & Highland, L.A. Live, 3rd Street Promenade. The 405 in any permutation. And Pinkberry. Tom Explores Los Angeles with Tom Carroll or Visiting…with Huell Howser?That’s impossible! I refuse to choose. Huell Howser is like the Mr. Rogers of Los Angeles. He elevated the mundane, which is a big part of what 5 Every Day is about. Tom Carroll is one of those classic L.A. history nerds, which is a special type of person we have. Era of L.A. you’d teleport to?Late ’70s. I’d hang out with X and dress like a maniac.YACHT is into mantras. What’s a good one for L.A.?“It’s an honor to participate in traffic.” I tell myself that on the freeway.CDs or iPods?I feel more nostalgic for the iPod than I do for the CD—the CD had a good run. The iPod came and went in a blip.Three Angelenos you’d collaborate with on a YACHT project?Ray Bradbury, Angelyne, Huell Howser—on a science fiction movie. Ray Bradbury would write, Angelyne and Huell How-ser would star, YACHT would score. It would be called something really oblique and weird, like The Flow. Most futuristic thing about the L.A. of 2015?That we have no water, probably. TAGS5 Every DayClaire L. EvansI Thought The Future Would Be CoolerJona BechtoltYachtPrevious articleEat the Streets: Hunt Miracle Mile with (Insert Celebrity Chef Here)’s Favorite ForagersNext articleThe Tropicana Motel’s Totally Rocking HeydayMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORYACHT’s Lastest Music Video Is an Ode to the Happy Foot/Sad Foot SignThe Most Controversial Public Sculpture in the City Is Getting a $100,000 Upgrade6 Great Things to Do This Weekend, 1/15last_img read more

We woke up hours before dawn for #JPM18 biotech news. Here’s what you need to know

first_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. Alex Hogan/STAT @adamfeuerstein Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More What is it? About the Author Reprints [email protected] Adam Feuerstein What’s included?center_img GET STARTED We woke up hours before dawn for #JPM18 biotech news. Here’s what you need to know 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. SAN FRANCISCO — Investors attending the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference here still work market hours, which means waking up well before dawn to catch all the biotech news hitting the wires at a reasonable hour on the East Coast.The news flow announced Sunday afternoon and Monday morning had mostly incremental updates and not necessarily positive ones, leaving the Nasdaq Biotech Index essentially flat. It’s also raining here. The JPM investor sentiment meter might have a hard time ticking past dreary. Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Biotech By Adam Feuerstein Jan. 8, 2018 Reprints Tags biotechnologyjpm18last_img read more

Greens oppose Labor’s electric vehicle tax

first_imgGreens oppose Labor’s electric vehicle tax Australian GreensThe Victorian Greens have slammed the Victorian Labor Government’s decision to introduce a user charge for electric vehicles and vow to oppose it in state parliament.The Greens say the tax would be bad for our climate and the electric vehicle industry, and would discourage the uptake of electric vehicles in Victoria.As stated by Victorian Greens spokesperson for transport, Sam Hibbins MP:“The Victorian Greens will oppose the Victorian Labor Government’s electric vehicle tax.“Governments around the world are making electric vehicles cheaper and encouraging uptake but the Victorian Government is heading in the opposite direction.“The UK government recently announced it will be banning the sale of petrol cars by 2030. Victoria should be making electric vehicles cheaper, not more expensive.“This is a lazy tax that squibs the wider reform of replacing fuel exercise with road user charges. Placing a stand alone tax on electric vehicles without wider reform will act as a disincentive for cleaner air and lower emissions.” /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:AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, climate, Electric, electric vehicle, fuel, Government, industry, parliament, petrol, reform, tax, Transport, UK, vehicle, Victoria, worldlast_img read more

Parliament passes News Media And Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code

first_imgParliament passes News Media And Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code Liberal Party of AustraliaParliament has today passed the Morrison Government’s world-leading News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code that addresses the bargaining power imbalance between news media businesses and digital platforms.The Code was developed after extensive analysis from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), including almost three years of public consultation.The Code will ensure that news media businesses are fairly remunerated for the content they generate, helping to sustain public interest journalism in Australia.The Code provides a framework for good faith negotiations between the parties and a fair and balanced arbitration process to resolve outstanding disputes.Importantly, the code encourages parties to undertake commercial negotiations outside the Code and the Government is pleased to see progress by both Google and more recently Facebook in reaching commercial arrangements with Australian news media businesses.The Code is a significant microeconomic reform, one that has drawn the eyes of the world on the Australian parliament. Our commitment to legislating the Code reflects the importance of a diverse and well-resourced news media sector to our democracy and the Australian people.The Government would like to thank all stakeholders for their contribution throughout this process, particularly the ACCC for its ground-breaking research which led to the drafting of the Code.The Code will be reviewed by Treasury within one year of its commencement to ensure it is delivering outcomes that are consistent with the Government’s policy intent. /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:ACCC, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Commission, Democracy, digital, Facebook, Google, Government, Liberal Party of Australia, Morrison, Morrison Government, outcomes, parliament, public consultation, public interest, researchlast_img read more

S.Y. Kim leads Lang by two at Founders Cup

first_imgPHOENIX – Sei Young Kim made two eagles in a 6-under 66 on Friday in the JTBC Founders Cup to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at Desert Ridge. The 23-year-old South Korean player had a tournament-record 15-under 129 total. She opened with a 63 on Thursday. After a 300-yard drive on the par-5 15th, her 165-yard approach nearly bounced into the hole and settled 7 feet past the cup to set up the second eagle. On the par-5 second, she made a 30-foot eagle putt. Kim won three times last season and was the LPGA Tour’s rookie of the year. Brittany Lang was second after a 68. Jacqui Concolino and Italy’s Giulia Sergas were 12 under. Concolino shot a 64 to match 17-year-old amateur Hannah O’Sullivan for the best round of the day. Sergas had a 68.last_img read more

Panel Sends Tougher DUI Measures to Montana Legislature

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email HELENA – Lawmakers hoping to change Montana’s drinking and driving culture agreed Friday to send a series of tougher proposed laws to the full Legislature.Montana has long ranked among the worst states in drunken driving statistics. Lawmakers and policy leaders are increasingly deciding the time has come to crack down.Proposals approved Friday by the Law and Justice Interim Committee include efforts to reduce the number of minors who drink, stiffen some penalties for drunken driving and to make it easier for authorities prosecuting the crimes.Supporters said the proposals will help. And they expect many more ideas to come before the Legislature, including one from the attorney general to closely monitor repeat offenders.“It does a lot,” said Sen. Jim Shockley, R-Victor. “As always you are trying to make a bad situation better, it will never be perfect.”One proposal creates stiffer penalties for “aggravated” drunken driving, such as having a blood alcohol content of .20 percent, far above the legal limit of .08 percent. Another gets rid of the law that does not allow courts to consider DUIs older than five years to be considered when seeking tougher punishment.About a dozen separate proposed bills would also take away the driver’s license of minors ticketed for possessing alcohol, and provide more alcohol treatment.Also included are plans to let police get a warrant 24 hours a day to get a blood test from those refusing a breath test. Currently drivers can refuse the test, and although they lose their driver’s license they deny key evidence.A plan to mandate training for servers follows the high-profile death last year of a highway patrolman that has served as a catalyst for much of the focus on tougher DUI laws.The driver who killed Montana Highway Patrol trooper Michael Haynes was served 13 drinks over 3 1/2 hours. The judge in that case sent a message by throwing out a plea deal against the bartender in favor of mandatory jail time.Lawmakers hope better training will teach bartenders the dangers of serving way too much and prevent similar situations.“I think it’s an important step forward in prevention,” said Mothers Against Drunk Drivers’ Rebecca Sturdevant. “This is really important.”Others believe connecting minor-in-possession penalties to driver’s licenses will help reduce underage DUIs by preventing the drinking in the first place. Some high school students have been advocating the change.“The young people’s position is to be tough,” said Rep. Ken Peterson, R-Billings. “Word spreads among the young people really well. If they know that, maybe they won’t drink. I think that message we send is real important.”last_img read more

New NCT facility in Carndonagh to expand

first_imgNews The new NCT facility in Carndonagh is to expand. From Tuesday April 6th, the centre will be open 5 days a week, and a second mechanic will be employed.This is being welcomed by Senator Cecilia Keaveney, who says it was very disappointing that serious delays began building up immediately after the centre opened, with clients being advised to go to Letterkenny to have the test done there.She says it’s important that the Carndonagh centre is a success, and is urguing people in Inishowen to use it.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cecil1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – March 25, 2010 Google+ Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Google+ Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Twitter LUH still not ready to restore IT systems New NCT facility in Carndonagh to expand WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleDeputy McHugh – Person needs pasport to attend funeral abroadNext articleCounty manager says Donegal at the fore in local government reform News Highland WhatsApp Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Facebook Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Foster rejects border poll but describes Varadkar meeting as “helpful”

first_img Facebook Facebook The DUP’s meeting with the Taoiseach has been described as helpful.Arlene Foster says Leo Varadkar listened to their concerns surrounding the backstop – as well as the Brady amendment which was voted for in the UK Parliament.It would see the current backstop proposals replaced with alternative arrangements.Mr Varadkar is to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May this evening.This afternoon, Arlene Foster rejected the idea of a border poll, claiming some people are deliberately adopting scare tactics around the border issue………………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/16foster.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – February 8, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Foster rejects border poll but describes Varadkar meeting as “helpful” WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleAbbey VS to meet St Columb’s in Markey FinalNext articleLYIT funding an important step in progress – Hannigan News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more