Listen: Episode 10: Cancer is a low-down, dirty gangster ninja

first_imgSignal PodcastListen: Episode 10: Cancer is a low-down, dirty gangster ninja @megtirrell Related: Listen: Episode 7: How much are we willing to pay for cures? Related: Related: Episode 5: How biotech went from a risky investment to a booming business Episode 4: A shoppers guide to the genome sequencing market Related: Related: About the Authors Reprints By Luke Timmerman and Meg Tirrell May 5, 2016 Reprints Listen: Episode 9: How our perceptions of risk — and killer snails! — affect our health Related: Related:center_img This week on Signal, we’re talking about the “low-down dirty rat” of medicine. Cancer.Over the past few years, scientists have learned some of the amazing things about what makes cancer such a wily adversary. It’s a master of adaptation, of escape, of armor, and of stealth – basically a ninja of the disease world.For one thing, tumors undergo tens of thousands of genetic changes, which is what helps them build resistance to some forms of chemotherapy. Cancer is also an expert at evading the immune system, our best weapon against foreign invaders. Scientists are experimenting with new types of therapies and drugs that combat some of cancer’s dirty tricks. But the idea that there will be a single magic bullet for cancer may be too simplistic an approach for defeating medicines most complex and crafty enemy.advertisement Episode 6: Choosing scientific sides in the fight against Alzheimer’s The Signal podcast is produced by Katie Hiler.Music: I Knew a Guy, by Kevin MacLeodadvertisement Episode 3: Should we believe published scientific research? Related: Tags cancer Related: Episode 2: For boys with Duchenne, and two drug companies, a moment of shared hope Co-host “The Readout LOUD,” CNBC senior health and science reporter Meg Tirrell Listen: Episode 8: How Wall Street reacts when a patient dies in a clinical trial Molly Ferguson for STAT Episode 1: We are a constellation of our microbiome and ourselves last_img read more

2018 Remembered – Meet the Portarlington woman with five grandchildren representing Laois

first_img Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApp Meet the incredible Portarlington granny In June, we did a lovely story about one special granny who had five grandchildren representing Laois this year.It was a dynamite year for the family, may they have many more like it. Grandparents are always proud of their grandchildren no matter what they do – but this Portarlington granny is especially chuffed with the exploits of five of hers.87-year-old Christina Bennett has five grandchildren who are representing Laois at various levels and codes this year.One of her grandsons, Diarmuid, lined out at full back for the Laois U-20s this year in their games against Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.Laois defeated Wicklow but losses to Kildare and Meath saw them fail to progress from the group.His younger brother Cathal is vice-captain of the Laois U-17 team where he is joined by first cousins Mikey Bennett and Daragh Galvin.The Laois U-17 team are unbeaten so far in their Leinster championship campaign.They defeated Wexford and Longford in their opening games before drawing with Carlow before the break for the exams.The U-17s face Kildare tomorrow night in Newbridge where a win will see them reach the Leinster semi finals.While Christina’s granddaughter Eva Galvin is currently gearing up for the Leinster Ladies Intermediate football final on Sunday where Laois will face Wicklow.Eva has represented Laois at all grades and has been recovering from a serious ankle injury she sustained over the winter.The forward had a huge impact on the Leinster semi final comeback win over Wexford two weeks’ ago.Eva came on at half time and scored a great goal with her first touch as Laois came back from six points down to win by one.The Bennett’s have a strong football tradition in Portarlington. Evan, who is Cathal and Diarmuid’s dad, represented Laois at all levels from minor to senior.He won two club championships with Portarlington in 1988 and 1995 – and now coaches within the club.His wife Janet is of course one half of our ‘Port Women’ duo with her sister Ashling.While Mikey father, also called Mikey, represented Portarlington too.Daragh and Eva’s dad Pat, who is originally from Dingle in Kerry, won a Munster minor title with his county in 1982.In 1985, Pat was on the West Kerry team that defeated Feale Rangers to lift the Kerry senior football championship title.Pat then moved up to Laois where he transferred to Portarlington and was also part of the victorious 1988 and 1995 teams alongside Evan.Christina is extremely proud of all of her grandchildren and is gearing up for a very big week.On Wednesday she will shout on her three grandsons in Newbridge and then on Sunday she will be off to Netwatch Cullen Park to support Eva.Daragh Galvin, Cathal Bennett and Mikey BennettEva Galvin Diarmuid Bennett 2018 Remembered – Meet the Portarlington woman with five grandchildren representing Laois By LaoisToday Reporter – 23rd December 2018 Christina BennettSEE ALSO – Laois footballers “just weren’t prepared” for Leinster final, council hears Pinterest Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Home We Are Laois 2018 Remembered – Meet the Portarlington woman with five grandchildren representing Laois We Are Laois Pinterest TAGS2018 RememberedLaois GAA Previous articleIn Pictures: Mountrath primary school get into the Christmas spiritNext articleMan (31) killed in early morning Laois car crash LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Community Facebook Community Twitterlast_img read more

REVEALED: Laois footballers’ All-Ireland Round 3 Qualifier opponents confirmed

first_img Facebook Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 24th June 2019 Pinterest Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Photo Paul Dargan The Laois footballers will face Offaly in Round 3 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers following this morning’s draw on RTE Radio 1.Laois did not enter the Qualifiers last year until Round 4 but are now just one step away from reaching the stage just before the Super 8s once again.This game is scheduled to take place on Saturday June 29 and Laois are due to be in at home to Offaly but this will be confirmed by the CCC on Tuesday.Laois last played Offaly in Round 4 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers in O’Moore Park in 2006 which Laois won 1-9 to 0-4.Offaly were beaten by Meath in Round 1 of Leinster but have since enjoyed wins over London and Sligo in the Qualifiers thus far.Laois were originally drawn away to Westmeath but because the teams had already met, that could not happen again, so Westmeath were drawn against the next side out, Clare, instead.Laois and Offaly already met in Division 3 this season where goals from Evan O’Carroll and Paul Cahillane helped Laois to a 2-12 to 0-15 win in Tullamore.The Laois footballers recorded a thrilling win away to Derry on Saturday to book their place in Round 3 of the All Ireland Qualifiers.In front of a packed stand in the Derry Centre of Excellence, John Sugrue’s side eked out a 1-13 to 0-12 win to progress. Laois squandered a litany of goal chances in the second half and when Derry struck the front in the final ten minutes, it looked like the game was getting away from Laois.But up stepped substitute Eoin Lowry and he found that killer touch that saw Laois advance to the next round.The winners of these games will be drawn against one of Galway, Meath, Cavan or Cork with the winners of that advancing to the Super 8s.The Round 3 draw in full is as follows:Mayo v ArmaghKildare v TyroneWestmeath v ClareLaois v OffalySEE ALSO – Motorway between Portlaoise and Kildare set for almost 2 month partial closure Home Sport GAA REVEALED: Laois footballers’ All-Ireland Round 3 Qualifier opponents confirmed SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team GAA GAA Previous articleMoment in Time: Camross were all set for the fleadh in 2005Next articleHistoric 1,100-acre Laois estate goes up for sale with €20 million price tag Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook REVEALED: Laois footballers’ All-Ireland Round 3 Qualifier opponents confirmed WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGSAll-Ireland Football QualifiersLaois senior footballers Twitterlast_img read more

Laois doctor on vaccine roll-out and what the future holds after vaccination

first_img Twitter Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Electric Picnic Facebook Facebook Council By Alan Hartnett – 11th March 2021 Laois doctor on vaccine roll-out and what the future holds after vaccination WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleCalls made for improved parking and roads at hugely popular Togher Woods in PortlaoiseNext articleLaois teenager making waves with Burnley in the U-18 Premier League Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Home News Community Laois doctor on vaccine roll-out and what the future holds after vaccination NewsCommunitycenter_img WhatsApp The only thing holding up Ireland’s vaccination programme is a lack of supply – so says Laois GP Dr Sumi Dunne.The Portarlington based doctor, who features on RTE’s Operation Transformation, made the comments on Fuel The Future: The Reboot yesterday afternoon.Dr Dunne was joined at the virtual event, hosted by Brian McDermott and Jamie Deasy of Dublin-based agency Fuel, by economist David McWilliams, World Rugby Council member Su Carty and Electric Picnic promoter Melvin Benn. TAGSDr Sumi DunneElectric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest The panel discussed what the world will look like post-pandemic in the shape of entertainment, sport, public health and business.Right now, according to Dr Dunne, supply is the only thing that is slowing things down.She said: “At the moment we are being caught by supply and that is what has been our limiting step.“So in order to advance the timeline to around 80% of the population by June and a far bigger number by September, we need the supply.“The good news is that we are hoping to get 45,000 extra Pfizer vaccines into the country by the end of the month which is going to help us.“The other big news which will be game changer will be the approval of the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine which is due rather eminently.“So when you put both into play, together with a population that is keen to get vaccinated, I think we can meet our timelines. But without supply, we can’t get it into the arms of our population and that is where we are caught.”And looking ahead to what the future will look like after Covid, Dr Dunne reckons we will still be wearing masks and practising social distancing for a period of time after vaccination.Something, Dr Dunne says, she would be happy to do if it meant she could go back to live gigs like Electric Picnic.She said: “The Central Disease Control issued new guidelines and at the moment, they are still recommending that fully vaccinated people take precautions like wearing a mask and social distancing.“These are the current guidelines coming from the US which has a far faster programme than us.“We are vaccinating our most vulnerable and have vaccinated the majority of our healthcare workers and residential care staff.“So if we do come back to that wonderful live music that feeds out souls, I would happily wear a mask if I could be in that environment again.”SEE ALSO – Electric Picnic chief reckons Covid-19 vaccine passport ‘inevitable’ when live gigs resume Electric Picnic Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

Significance of BoC’s rate cut for individual borrowers in question

first_img Related news Sherry Cooper, chief economist at Dominion Lending Centres, questioned the effectiveness of the rate cut to boost the economy with the big banks only passing on a portion of the reduction by the Bank of Canada. “At the margin, this might boost housing and consumer credit a bit, but these are not the sectors most in need of stimulus,” Cooper said. Moves in the prime rate directly affect the amount charged on loans such as variable rate mortgages and floating rate lines of credit. It’s the second time the central bank cut its key rate this year. When it chopped the rate in January by a quarter point, the big banks also passed on a cut of 0.15 of a percentage point to their customers then, too. Some have raised concerns that lower interest rates will add fuel to the already hot housing markets in Vancouver and Toronto. However, mortgage broker Frank Napolitano noted that the change in the prime rate doesn’t mean people will now be able to obtain larger mortgages because the rates used to qualify a borrower haven’t changed. He estimated that for a $300,000 mortgage, the 15-basis-point cut could save a borrower a total of a little over $2,000 over five years. “From a consumer point, it is better than nothing,” Napolitano said, noting that those with lines of credit tied to the prime rate will also save money. Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said Wednesday the interest rates charged borrowers are affected by more than just the overnight rate target. “All we’re trying to do is have an influence on it,” he said. Cooper said the spread between the Bank of Canada’s overnight rate target and the bank prime rate will eventually shrink, but probably not until interest rates are much higher than where they are today. She said low interest rates have helped squeeze the big banks in recent years and they didn’t pass on the full rate cut to help protect their profit margins. “The banks themselves have come under enormous regulatory pressure to increase their capital which makes their businesses far less profitable,” Cooper said. “They will always in my view want to maximize the gap between what they can charge on loans and what they have to pay for money on the overnight market.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Rising interest rates could dampen stimulus impact: PBO Fed warns U.S. financial system remains vulnerable Craig Wong center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Interest rates The move by the Bank of Canada to cut its key interest rate will help consumers out a little, but experts say with rates already near record lows, it won’t mean much for individual borrowers. Canada’s big banks trimmed their prime rates by 0.15 percentage points to 2.7% in the wake of the central bank’s move Wednesday to cut its overnight rate target by a quarter percentage point. BoE predicts best economic year for the U.K. since 1941last_img read more

Performance of Athletes has Renewed Interest in Country – Grange

first_imgStory HighlightsMinister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, has said that the performance of the athletes in the summer Olympics has renewed international interest in the island.”Jamaica is now centre stage in a number of areas including our tourism, our culture and also in our agricultural products, as foreigners try to discover the source of our success in Beijing, China”, she said.The Minister was speaking at the Jamaica Customer Service Association’s sixth annual conference on November 11, at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, under the theme: ‘Celebrating Gold! Ignite a National Spirit of Service’. RelatedPerformance of Athletes has Renewed Interest in Country – Grange FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Performance of Athletes has Renewed Interest in Country – Grange SportNovember 13, 2008 Advertisementscenter_img RelatedPerformance of Athletes has Renewed Interest in Country – Grange Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, has said that the performance of the athletes in the summer Olympics has renewed international interest in the island.“Jamaica is now centre stage in a number of areas including our tourism, our culture and also in our agricultural products, as foreigners try to discover the source of our success in Beijing, China”, she said.The Minister was speaking at the Jamaica Customer Service Association’s sixth annual conference on November 11, at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, under the theme: ‘Celebrating Gold! Ignite a National Spirit of Service’.According to Miss Grange, the athletes’ performance was timely, in terms of opening windows of opportunity for the country. “It is timely because as you know, the world is going through a severe economic crisis and when the economy suffers, social problems tend to be highlighted even more so,” she stated.She noted that the type of exposure that the country is receiving is not one which can be bought cheaply, adding that, “it is much more than we could afford to pay an advertising or promotional agency to do for us.”Noting the theme of the conference, Minister Grange lauded the vision of the Jamaica Customer Service Association, in identifying the link between the athletes’ performance in Beijing, “and the possibility of presenting the best of Jamaica to the world, not only by our sporting prowess but also through excellent customer service.”In the meantime, Minister Grange said that customer service will be a critical element of the National Development Plan ‘Vision 2030’, which is expected to put the country on a path to achieve developed country status by the year 2030 and is based on a comprehensive vision of Jamaica as the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.She added that the guiding principles of the vision will put people at the centre of the transformation process.“The guiding principles prioritise the elements, which are critical for enhancing the quality of life for all Jamaicans and for the country’s achievement of world class standards in specific or predetermined areas,” she stated. RelatedPerformance of Athletes has Renewed Interest in Country – Grangelast_img read more

Queen’s Wharf’s luxury shopping to be envy of nation

first_imgQueen’s Wharf’s luxury shopping to be envy of nation JOINT STATEMENTThe $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will be the envy of the nation with confirmation today it will become one of the world’s finest luxury shopping precincts.Destination Brisbane Consortium (DBC) announced it has secured a deal with retail giant DFS which boasts a portfolio of 750 of the world’s most sought-after brands.Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles visited the site this morning which is on track to open from late 2022.“The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane development is supporting thousands of construction jobs,” Mr Miles said.“This is another milestone in the world-class development that will transform Brisbane’s CBD, boost tourism and create thousands more jobs when complete.“The development will feature 50 bars, cafes and restaurants, a casino, four world-class hotels, up to 2,000 residential apartments, the Sky Deck, moonlight cinema, the Neville Bonner Bridge and now around 6,000m2 of luxury retail floorspace.“The historic Printery Building on George Street will transform to deliver a shopping haven introducing more than 100 prestigious brands.“Where other parts of the world have slowed these types of projects, construction has continued on Queen’s Wharf throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron Dick said the deal was significant milestone for DBC in the development of its $3.6 billion integrated resort development.“The presence of a retail name like DFS will enhance Brisbane’s allure for international and national luxury-brand shoppers,” the Treasurer said.“The big names of New York, Paris and Milan will be available right here, which is a great win for Queensland.“In a post-COVID world, this resort and casino will be a drawcard for an estimated an additional 1.4 million international, interstate and local annual visitors.”“Once Queens Wharf is up and running, it will provide jobs for more than 8,000 Queenslanders at one of Australia’s most sought-after destinations.“The construction workers on this massive project also deserve congratulations for their ability to keep the project going right through the impacts of COVID.”Member for McConnel Grace Grace said she was looking forward to the staged opening from late-2022.“This retail precinct will add a layer of luxury to our CBD,” Minister Grace said.“It will mean international and national luxury-brand shoppers will be heading to Brisbane and taking advantage of all our wonderful city has to offer.“What’s more, the retail and hospitality jobs that go with this development will boost employment opportunities for locals.”The Star Entertainment Group’s CEO Matt Bekier said the ground-breaking deal would further underpin Queen’s Wharf as Australia’s future international tourism and leisure hotspot.“The hallmark of a world-class integrated resort is its diversity and quality of offerings,” eh said.“Queen’s Wharf will have a rich collection of attractions – including the DFS luxury retail precinct – to keep locals, interstate and international visitors coming back time and time again.”DFS – part of the Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) Group – will create its largest shopping footprint in Oceania at Queen’s Wharf.In total, DFS will create around 6,000m2 of luxury retail floorspace – part of nearly 40,000m2 of retail, food and beverage and entertainment floorspace to be delivered across the Queen’s Wharf precinct.DFS’ suite of luxury brands and stores will become fully operational as part of a staged opening of Queen’s Wharf from late-2022.Time-lapse vision, a digital flythrough, artist impressions and video statements can be accessed here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/15j8oph5nw63vlg/AAAf6DWljeztOoUnNDVC6PAJa?dl=0 /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, Brisbane, building, covid-19, employment, Entertainment, Government, Investment, miles, Minister, New York, Oceania, pandemic, Paris, QLD, Queen, Queensland, Yorklast_img read more

Removing JobKeeper isn’t a ‘Bump’ to Unemployment, it’s a Shoulder Charge

first_imgRemoving JobKeeper isn’t a ‘Bump’ to Unemployment, it’s a Shoulder Charge Australia InstituteRevelations at Senate estimates this morning that Treasury believe the scrapping of JobKeeper will result in 100,000 to 150,000 jobs being lost provide a chilling warning to Australia’s unemployed and to all businesses that sell products to Australian consumers.Figure: According to Treasury, removing JobKeeper to wipe out most of fall in unemploymentFigure: According to Treasury, removing JobKeeper to wipe out most of fall in unemployment“It is staggering to believe the Government would even consider implementing a policy change that would cost up to 150,000 people their jobs, especially in the middle of a recession,” said Dr Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute.“There is no doubt that a big boost in Government spending last year helped prop up the economy and keep unemployment down, and Treasury’s advice today makes clear big cuts in Government spending will drive economic growth down and unemployment up. For a Government that says it’s all about ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ it is inconceivable they would pursue such a policy.“Would the Morrison Government ever introduce a climate policy that cost 150,000 jobs?” /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, Australia Institute, Australian, climate, Economy, Government, JobKeeper, jobs, Morrison, Morrison Government, recession, Senate, spending, unemploymentlast_img read more

Study in Cairo Provides CU Student With Job Skills and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail On Thanksgiving Day, Laura Bate undoubtedly will devour a piece of pumpkin pie. It was one of the things she missed while studying in Cairo during the 2008-09 academic year.The fifth-year senior, majoring in both international affairs and economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, also missed clean air, open space, her friends and the communities she has become a part of at CU-Boulder. But Bate gladly immersed herself in Cairo’s academic and cultural experiences while studying at the American University, and she traded her love of pumpkin pie for her newfound favorite Egyptian food called koshary: a layered dish of spaghetti, macaroni, rice, black lentils, chick peas, spicy tomato sauce and garlic sauce.Bate says her focus on Arabic was instrumental in leading her to choose a study abroad program in the Middle East and in being awarded the David L. Boren Scholarship, one of the most competitive and coveted national scholarships for undergraduate international study. Boren recipients receive up to $10,000 for a semester abroad and up to $20,000 for a year abroad. In return, they commit to working for the federal government for at least one year upon graduation.”There’s a lot of need for people who study any of the critical languages including Russian, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi and Urdu,” said Bate. “These languages are not understood nearly as well as they need to be for a lot of involvement both on the government and even corporate level abroad.”Bate’s skills in Arabic reached the intermediate level during her time in Cairo and will carry over to the job search she will conduct as her May 2010 graduation from CU-Boulder nears.”Right now I’m planning on applying to everything I can get my hands on, and then looking at the options and seeing where I go from there,” said Bate. “Ideally, I’d like to end up with the State Department, so the Foreign Service exam is in my future.”Bate also took courses taught in English including Contemporary History of the Middle East, Ritual and Purity in Islam, International Organizations and Islamic History.Through a combination of academic and extracurricular experiences abroad, Bate says she came away with overarching perspectives on cross-cultural challenges.One of the adjustments Bate had to make came with living in an Egyptian residence hall, which was operated under Islamic religious customs. The dorm had strict rules on keeping men and women separate. Also, Bate, a fan of poker, was forbidden from playing cards.”Sometimes my motivating desires, wants, needs and understandings aren’t the same as those around me and so it becomes an intricate web of figuring out what baselines people are coming from and simply accepting that they’re not going to be the same, which is impressively hard to do,” she said.Bate’s study abroad experience and return to the United States shifted the list of things she misses from longings of home to longings of abroad.”I miss that every day was a challenge,” said Bate. “Every day there is always something new to think about, there’s always, ‘Well, why is that happening and how does that work and how do I make this happen?’ Every day becomes a puzzle to be solved.”For more information on study abroad visit the CU-Boulder Office of International Education Web site at www.colorado.edu/oie/. Published: Nov. 13, 2009 last_img read more

City Hive Inc. Announces the Promotion of Snir Yael to VP…

first_imgPinterest ReddIt Twitter Share Email AdvertisementThe largest e-commerce provider for beverage alcohol retailers announces an internal promotion.New York, NY, June 3, 2021 – City Hive Inc., an omni-channel digital commerce and data platform used by more than 2,000 beverage alcohol retailers in over 600 cities across the U.S., is pleased to announce a promotion within their company. Snir Yael will be promoted to Vice President of Research and Development after previously holding the role of Director of Research and Development for two years at City Hive Inc.“City Hive’s mission has been to put control back into retailers’ hands and support healthy growth of independent businesses,” City Hive CEO, Roi Kliper says. “City Hive believes in high impact management and development methodology. Through his skills and passion Snir has shown us that he meets City Hive’s unique high impact ethos and has added immense value to City Hive while becoming an essential component of making our mission a reality. Between implementing new technologies, working with CS, Operations and Marketing on enablement and business growth, and optimizing cross-organizational processes related to people, engineering and infrastructure, Snir has been nothing but an asset to City Hive. We are delighted to strengthen our R&D expertise and our executive leadership team with the promotion of Yael, supporting City Hive’s continuous business hyper growth while strengthening our position as the technological leader of the industry.”Yael joined City Hive in 2019 and has since been a member of the senior management team, helping build the company product strategy. Yael is a R&D veteran who possesses leadership and product development experience in the ecommerce and fintech industries, leading R&D organizations through numerous product development initiatives from the conceptual phase through commercialization for over a decade. Yael has diverse technical and managerial experience of multidisciplinary development groups within both start-ups and international global companies distributed over multiple sites. Yael specializes in R&D Leadership, Product Management, Technical Project Management, Customer Facing, Solution Architecture, and Off-shore Management. Snir Yael will lead the Israeli R&D center in Tel Aviv as well as additional Engineering teams in the company HQ in New York.“I’m fortunate to have been given the opportunity to lead the R&D organization of City Hive during this phase of hyper growth and entrance into new markets and products”, said Yael. “I’m confident that with the technological assets as well as its talented team, City Hive is becoming the one stop shop vertical ecommerce platform, while at the same time advancing its best-in-class ecommerce platform for retailers.” City Hive’s Engineering team consists of Roi Kliper, CEO, Yosi Dediashvili-Drossos, CTO, Snir Yael, now VP of Research and Development, among Software Engineers, Data, Product and Tech Support. The Engineering team spans the R&D center in Israel as well as the headquarters in New York. About City HiveCity Hive is an omni-channel digital commerce and data SaaS platform for wine, beer and liquor retailers, suppliers and distributors. A single e-commerce solution specializing in the beverage alcohol businesses, City Hive empowers licensed retailers with B2C online ordering, marketing, inventory management and data analytics. Additionally, suppliers can use the platform to maintain marketing efforts and data across City Hive’s retailer network of more than 1,700 beverage alcohol retailers in over 500 cities across the U.S. Founded in 2016, City Hive, Inc. is a privately-owned company and headquartered in New York City.About Parallel 36Parallel 36 focuses on marketing and communications providing strategic advice and execution for brands in the beverage alcohol category. A ‘business results’ oriented agency, Parallel 36 integrates business development, trade marketing, and consumer activations expertise with digital marketing, content creation and media relations. Leveraging relationships across the U.S. beverage alcohol industry, Parallel 36 accelerates success of clients.Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleA Vintner and a Cocktail Author Go Non-AlcoholicNext articleGancia® Brings Aboard Top-5 World Renowned Oenologist Dr. Donato Lanati to Consult Across Wine Portfolio Press Release Home Industry News Releases City Hive Inc. Announces the Promotion of Snir Yael to VP of…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessCity Hive Inc. Announces the Promotion of Snir Yael to VP of Research and DevelopmentBy Press Release – June 3, 2021 39 0 TAGSCity HiveParallel 36peopleSnir Yael Facebooklast_img read more