Trade tensions the biggest threat to markets in 2020, say traders

first_img The survey highlighted the extent to which tensions between the US and China – the world’s two biggest economies – look set to dominate financial news in 2020 despite the first steps towards a comprehensive agreement. Concerns about Brexit have dropped, however, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s landslide election victory in December set the UK on a path out of the EU with a deal. One in five said the risk of a US recession would have the biggest impact on markets, while just four per cent said Brexit would be the biggest factor. whatsapp Survey respondents said trading apps were set to further shake up the business (Getty Images) Also Read: Trade tensions the biggest threat to markets in 2020, say traders Apps such as eToro, IG Markets and City Index have shaken up the world of trading in recent years, and experts expect this to continue. Despite the “phase one” deal between the US and China lessening tensions, 50 per cent of the 650 online traders surveyed by JP Morgan said trade tensions would affect markets most this year. whatsapp Survey respondents said trading apps were set to further shake up the business (Getty Images) Share Traders are worried about the impact international trade tensions will have on the markets in 2020, but only see Brexit as a minor concern, a new survey from JP Morgan has found. Harry Robertson Trade tensions the biggest threat to markets in 2020, say traders “Machine learning is an underlying technology that we use to enhance and improve tools,” said Scott Wacker, global head of fixed-income, currencies and commodities e-sales at JP Morgan. Thursday 30 January 2020 12:45 am However, traders think artificial intelligence and machine learning will be the most influential force over the next three years. The survey – which mainly spoke to foreign exchange specialists – also revealed that traders think mobile trading applications will be the most influential factor shaping the industry over the next 12 months. Survey respondents said trading apps were set to further shake up the business (Getty Images) Also Read: Trade tensions the biggest threat to markets in 2020, say traders “I think the next stage is to apply machine learning to a number of trading systems, again to look for the most optimal outcomes, to be able to provide liquidity and pricing to our clients better as things advance.” Show Comments ▼last_img read more

The IPO boom has been particularly kind to biotech in Massachusetts

first_imgBiotech About the Author 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. Tags biotechnologyfinanceSTAT+ Fifteen Massachusetts biotechs went public in the first seven months of this year, surpassing the state’s total for all of 2017 and putting the white-hot sector on a potential record-setting pace, according to a new industry report.Led by Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY), a Cambridge biotech created by Flagship Pioneering that raised about $277 million in an IPO this summer, the 15 companies attracted nearly $1.7 billion in investments through July, said the report, by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, a trade group. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED By Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe and Kate Sheridan — STAT Aug. 29, 2018 Reprints Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe and Kate Sheridan — STAT What’s included? Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe 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? GET STARTED The IPO boom has been particularly kind to biotech in Massachusetts Log In | Learn More last_img read more

We created a transparent pharmacy benefit management company. Here’s why

first_imgFirst Opinion 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. By Michael A. Perry Nov. 14, 2018 Reprints What is it? Log In | Learn More Although pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have been part of American health care since the 1970s, how they make money is a mystery for many people outside of the industry. Calls for transparency have resounded in the media and at all levels of government with growing frequency in recent years. Often, pharmacy benefit managers respond by touting their transparent programs, but within the industry, “transparency” can mean many different things, making it a shell game.My colleagues and I realized that the opacity of pharmacy benefit managers was bad for patients — and for business. So, we started BeneCard PBF, a pharmacy benefit manager that focuses on people, not profits. Over the last 10 years we have grown the company by defining transparency in a meaningful way that serves patients’ needs, not through mergers and acquisitions, which run the risk of taking our focus off patients in favor of growing company profits. What’s included? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDcenter_img We created a transparent pharmacy benefit management company. Here’s why Michael A. Perry About the Author Reprints Adobe GET STARTED [email protected] Tags insurancepharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

All the latest Laois GAA fixtures as attention switches back to football

first_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic All the latest Laois GAA fixtures as attention switches back to football By Alan Hartnett – 29th September 2020 Twitter WhatsApp Laois GAA fixtures After a mixed weekend of hurling and football last week, the action predominantly switches back to football this week.The minor hurling final between The Harps and Abbeyleix takes place on Friday night but after that it is all about football.There are quarter finals in the senior and junior ‘A’ championships this weekend.While the intermediate football final between Crettyard and Clonaslee will also take place.It is set to be very busy and you can check out all the games that are scheduled below:TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29Laois Shopping Centre JHCColt Shanahoe v Rathdowney Errill in the LOETB CoE at 7.15pmWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘B’ PlayoffWinner on the Day if NecessaryEmo v RosenalliS in LOETB CoE at 7.15pmMidlands Park Hotel U-13 Hurling Championship Park Ratheniska-Timahoe v Na Fianna 6pmMidlands Park Hotel U-15 Hurling ChampionshipPortlaoise v Rathdowney Errill 6pmTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 1Laois Shopping Centre SFC Relegation FinalWinner on the Day if NecessaryArles Kilcruise v Courtwood in the LOETB CoE 7.30pmMidlands Park Hotel U-13 “B” Football Competition Round 2Ballylinan v Ballyroan Abbey 6pmFRIDAY, OCTOBER 2Midlands Park Hotel U-17 Hurling Championship Final (Winner on Day, if Necessary)The Harps v Abbeyleix St Lazerian’s in the LOETB CoE 7.30pmSATURDAY, OCTOBER 3Laois Shopping Centre SFC Quarter-finalWinner on the Day if NecessaryBallyfin v The Heath in MW Hire O’Moore Park 3pmLaois Shopping Centre IFC FinalExtra Time if NecessaryClonaslee St Manmans v Crettyard in MW Hire O’Moore Park 5pmLaois Shopping Centre JFC Quarter-finalsWinner on the Day if NecessaryPark Ratheniska v Kilcavan in Ratheniska 5.15pmPortlaoise v Barrowhouse in Rathleague 4.30pmLaois Shopping Centre JFC ‘C’ Semi-finalsWinner on the Day if NecessaryBorris In Ossory v Colt in Trumera 4.30pmKilcotton v O’Dempsey’s in Mountmellick 4.30pmLaois Shopping Centre JFC ‘B’ Semi-finalsWinner on the Day if NecessaryGraiguecullen v Stradbally in Annanough 7pmSpink v Emo/Rosenallis in Timahoe 4.30pmMidlands Park Hotel U-15 Hurling Championship Semi FinalsWinner on Day, if NecessaryCamross v Borris in Ossory Kilcotton in Slieve Bloom 2pmMidlands Park Hotel U-15 “B” Hurling Competition Playoffs Winner on Day, if NecessaryNa Fianna v Raheen Parish Gaels in Ballyfin 5pmPark Ratheniska Timahoe v Ballinakill Ballypickas in Ratheniska 4pmMidlands Park Hotel U-13 “C” Football Competition Round 5Castletown v Clough-Ballacolla in Castletown 2pmSUNDAY, OCTOBER 4Laois Shopping Centre SFC Quarter-finalsWinner on the Day if NecessaryGraiguecullen v Ballylinan in MW Hire O’Moore Park at 1pmPortarlington v O’Dempsey’s in MW Hire O’Moore Park at 3pmEmo v Portlaoise in MW Hire O’Moore Park at 5pmLaois Shopping Centre JFC Quarter-FinalsWinner on the Day if NecessarySt Joseph’s v Ballyroan Abbey in Tony Byrne Park 1pmThe Heath v Castletown in The Heath 1pmMidlands Park Hotel U-13 Football Championship Round 6St Joseph’s v Na Fianna Og in Kellyville 11.30amPortlaoise v Killeshin in Rathleague 11.30amO’Dempseys v Portarlington in O’Dempsey’s GAA 11.30amMidlands Park Hotel U-13 ‘B’ Football Competition Round 2Portlaoise B v St Pauls in Rathleague 11amPark/Ratheniska-Spink v Rosenallis in Timahoe 11amMidlands Park Hotel U-13 ‘C’ Football Competition Round 5Crettyard v Clonaslee St Manmans in Crettyard 11.30amMidlands Park Hotel U-15 Hurling Championship Semi FinalsWinner on Day, if NecessaryThe Harps v Clough Ballacolla in Colt 12pmMONDAY, OCTOBER 5Midlands Park Hotel U-13 ‘C’ Football Competition Round 5Ballyfin Gaels v Cromogue in Ballyfin GAA 6pmMidlands Park Hotel U-13 ‘B’ Football Competition Round 2Kilcavan The Rock v Mountmellick in Kilcavan GAA 6pmSEE ALSO – Laois County Council outline a possible re-opening date for Portlaoise Leisure CentreSEE ALSO – Check out more stories from the Laois Joint Policing Commission here Twitter Home Sport GAA All the latest Laois GAA fixtures as attention switches back to football SportGAA Electric Picnic Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSLaois GAA Fixtures News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Previous articleThe Irish wheelchair Association launches ‘Without You, We’re Stuck’ appealNext articleLaois GAA cancel this year’s U-20 football and hurling championships 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.last_img read more

OBSI names new deputy ombudsman

first_img TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Appointments,  Dispute resolutionCompanies Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PenderFund names new SVP for investments JRC to look at expanding OBSI’s powers CETFA elects new board leader “Grace has a tremendous track record of managing litigation, regulatory investigations and regulatory and client complaints in both the banking and investment sectors,” says Sarah Bradley, ombudsman and CEO of OBSI, in a statement. “Consumers and participating firms that rely on OBSI’s services for fair dispute resolution will benefit greatly from her knowledge and expertise,” she adds. McSorley was executive director of business risk, regulatory affairs and Government at CIBC Wood Gundy and litigation counsel at CIBC prior to her current role at CIBC Private Wealth Management. She will succeed Brigitte Boutin, who retired from OBSI in March. “OBSI provides a vital public service, and I look forward to playing my part in ensuring it continues to strengthen confidence in the Canadian financial sector by working to impartially and effectively resolve consumer disputes,” says McSorley, in a statement. Photo copyright: dimasobko/123RF The Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) announced on Friday that Grace McSorley, executive director of front line business effectiveness with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (CIBC) private wealth-management division, will join the ombudservice as deputy ombudsman on July 4. Leah Golob last_img read more

New disability strategy to increase Australian Public Service employment opportunities

first_imgNew disability strategy to increase Australian Public Service employment opportunities Marking International Day of People with Disability, the Morrison Government has today released a new Australian Public Service (APS) employment strategy to make employing people with disability a mainstream part of the APS culture.The Australian Public Service Disability Employment Strategy 2020-25 sets the direction for all public service agencies as employers and focusses on the attraction, recruitment and retention of more people with disability at all levels within the APS, in addition to creating more accessible workplace cultures and environments.Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said employment opportunities were the key to unlocking improved economic security, independence and wellbeing for all Australians with disability.“The strategy sets a goal to increase the employment of people with disability across the APS to seven per cent by 2025, up from 3.7 per cent in 2019,” Minister Ruston said.“It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensuring people with a disability have equal opportunities in the APS and recognises the significant contribution they make to the workforce.“Meaningful employment is an absolute game-changer in anybody’s life and that shouldn’t be any different for somebody with a disability.”Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert today acknowledged International Day of People with Disability and highlighted the important work the NDIS does in supporting people with disability into employment.“International Day of People with Disability is an important occasion to recognise the more than 400,000 Australians with disability who receive NDIS supports,” Minister Robert said.“The NDIS provides people with significant and permanent disability the supports they need to participate fully in their communities including putting practical steps in place to enable more participants to enjoy the benefits of work.“Currently, 24 per cent of NDIS participants work and we are well on the way to achieving our target of 30 per cent employment by 30 June 2023.”Minister Robert also acknowledged that the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is leading the way as an APS employer of people with disability, representing 11 per cent of its workforce, many of whom work at the agency’s state-of-the-art accessible headquarters.Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ben Morton said all workplaces had a role to play when it came to achieving positive, long-term employment outcomes for people with disability including the APS.“The Strategy is all about opportunity,” Assistant Minister Morton said.“It provides an opportunity for the APS to demonstrate strong leadership and champion best practice in relation to disability employment. With an enormous range of roles and opportunities, the APS has the potential to be an employer of choice for people with disability.“It also provides people with a disability a wider choice of employment opportunities. In turn this leads to rewarding and meaningful careers with development opportunities and greater economic independence.”The Australian Public Service Disability Employment Strategy 2020-25 was developed by a cross-agency team led by the Australian Public Service Commission and is the product of extensive consultation with people with disability, from within and outside the APS.It forms part of a suite of new measures designed to increase the richness and diversity of the Australian Public Service. /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:APS, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Commission, disability, employment, Government, insurance, insurance scheme, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, National Disability Insurance Scheme, NDIS, outcomes, Prime Minister, social serviceslast_img read more

CU-Boulder Volunteers Help To Make A Difference

first_img Published: Oct. 30, 2001 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Everyone wants to make the world a better place and every year on Oct. 27, Make A Different Day powerfully moves millions of volunteers across the country to act on their convictions. Last Saturday, 42 volunteers from the University of Colorado at Boulder participating in Make A Difference Day activities went to neighborhoods around the county, helping local people with their gardening chores or working to beautify public places. “The spirit of community was very evident on Saturday. We had 34 people sign up for the projects, and an additional eight people came to help!” said Pat Moore, a CU-Boulder Staff Council representative. At Flatirons Elementary School, five volunteers weeded in and near the playground. Several trash bags full of weeds were produced by the day’s end. At Walnut Place, a senior housing complex, three volunteers raked and bagged leaves. At homes of local senior citizens, volunteers weeded the lawns, pruned branches and worked in gardens. Some also helped with composting, pruning and mowing. At Baseline Middle School, 20 volunteers spent most of the day painting brick walls in a classroom, the cafeteria, and two hallways, as well as the inside of the main entrance to the school. Saturday’s event was organized by the Boulder Staff Council, United Government of Graduate Students, University of Colorado Student Union and Boulder Faculty Assembly Executive Committee. Make A Difference Day takes place on Oct. 27 every year.last_img read more

Board of Regents approves CU-Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information

first_imgCategories:AcademicsBusiness & EntrepreneurshipCampus CommunityNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 27, 2014 center_img The University of Colorado Board of Regents today voted 8-0 with one Regent absent to approve the new College of Media, Communication and Information at the Regents’ monthly meeting, held at the Tivoli Center at the University of Colorado Denver. The college will open in fall 2015.“The new college will deliver groundbreaking teaching and research that will ensure our students’ success by providing them with the expertise and versatility they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving communication landscape,” said University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano.  “This marks a transformative period for media education across the nation, and CU-Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information places the campus at the vital center of these exciting changes,” he said.  The vote marks the first creation of a new college at CU-Boulder in more than 50 years. It moves forward the reorganization of the Department of Communication and the Program in Journalism and Mass Communication into one college.The next step in development of the college will come in September when the Regents will be asked to formally approve departments of advertising, public relations and media design; communication; critical media practices; journalism; information science; and media studies.Plans for the new college have been underway since the Board of Regents’ charge in 2011 to create a journalism program with innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to propel CU-Boulder to national leadership in media education. The process has included input from faculty, students and staff, as well as alumni and industry.Industry professionals who attended the meeting praised the design of the new college and said it would be a vital feeder for their professions.Tim Wieland, news director at Denver television station KCNC, member of CU-Boulder’s Journalism Advisory Board and a CU alumnus, told the board that the new college would be an investment in a successful future for CU broadcast students and other graduates of the college.“What’s happening in our business is game changing; just because it’s changing, doesn’t mean it’s dying . . . it’s thriving,” Wieland said. “The students at CU-Boulder can look forward to a bright future, and they’ll be well prepared for it thanks to this new college.”Daniel Junge, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker from Colorado, said the new college’s documentary filmmaking courses are an innovation occurring at exactly the right time.“At this year’s Tribeca film festival, there were four films by Colorado filmmakers,” Junge said. “I challenge you to find another state outside of New York and California represented that way. We’re in a golden age of documentary right now, and I would like to advocate for the creation of this program.”CU journalism student Halley Terleski, a junior who serves on the J-Board – a journalism board composed of CU students, said she and her fellow journalism students thought “CMCI will be an amazing addition to CU,” and that it “will strengthen a CU-Boulder degree.”At the meeting, CU-Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore, Vice Provost Jeff Cox and Journalism Director Chris Braider presented the vision of the college to the Board.The vision for the college was praised by a number of the Regents.Regent Sue Sharkey, who opposed the vote to discontinue the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2010, said she was won over “100 percent” and that she wished the program had been in place when her daughter was a CU journalism student several years ago.“There was an incredible amount of thought and talent and ideas that went into this,” Sharkey said.Regent Joe Neguse, who also opposed the 2010 discontinuance vote, was impressed at how CU leaders had brought an outside-in approach to conceiving and designing the college.“You all have done exceptional work and it’s clear that you have engaged the industry in a way that has been difficult for the university in the past. I’m proud to support it,” Neguse said.Outgoing CU Regents Chair Michael Carrigan put it even more simply.“It shows the kind of innovation this university is capable of,” he said.The college is projected to open with about 1,750 students and will be funded from existing resources.More information about the new college is available at http://www.colorado.edu/cmci/.last_img read more

Special Committee recommends presidents exercise more discretion in non-voting board appointments

first_img Saying a discretionary policy has morphed into one of fixed expectations, the Special Committee on Non-Voting Board Appointments has recommended the policy be “enforced as written, with each president having the authority and discretion to issue such invitations as that president may decide.”President John Stewart has directed the Rules Committee to review the findings of the special committee and report back to the Board of Governors in June.Stewart announced his decision at a May 15 board meeting after special committee Chair Eugene Pettis described the committee’s final report and its extensive review of diversity and non-voting board representation.The committee’s deliberations center around Standing Board Policy 1.20, which allows Bar presidents to name non-voting members to the board to ensure diverse representation from all parts of the Bar. Over the years, Pettis said, the policy has “evolved” to a tradition of having non-voting representatives from the Cuban American Bar Association, the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, as well as a government lawyer representative, and representatives of the statewide conferences of circuit and county court judges.Pettis told the board that policy has not been updated since at least 2001, and that after conducting a town hall meeting at the Winter Meeting in Orlando, and surveying current and former board members, the committee determined that Bar presidents should have more flexibility to make non-voting board appointments.“No one is entitled to the position,” Pettis said. “The president, whoever he or she will be, has the right and the obligation to look to make sure that these appointments are done with consideration of what’s needed at that moment in time.”At least one of the special committee’s 10 recommendations would require a formal amendment to standing board policy, Stewart said, and the Rules Committee should closely review the report.“I know that there will be more discussion on this because it is critically important,” Stewart said. “Our goal is not to exclude anybody. . . but to be as inclusive as possible.”Standing Board Policy 1.20(d) reads: “The Bar president may invite representatives of state, voluntary or local bar associations or groups to attend board meetings and may provide them with pertinent portions of the agenda and relevant backup. Representatives of state, voluntary and local bar associations or groups may not attend executive sessions.”In a letter to committee members, Stewart said he wanted to “ensure diverse representation and inclusion in the board’s deliberations from all groups of which The Florida Bar could benefit.”Pettis said that while women, African Americans, and other minorities have made great strides in Bar leadership, more work needs to be done to ensure their representation. Meanwhile, he said, veterans, the LGBTQ community, the disabled, and government lawyers are far underrepresented.At the town hall meeting, representatives of the CABA, the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the NBA, and FAWL — all of whom traditionally hold non-voting seats on the board — told the committee the Bar “got it right” the first time and that they should retain their non-voting positions, although they were not opposed to expanding board participation.Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter President Grasford Smith told the board that he is concerned that a Bar president in the future may not see the value of his group’s representation on the board.“I want there to be consideration for…a permanency there,” Smith said.Board Member Roland Sanchez-Medina, a former CABA president who once served as the group’s non-voting board representative, said CABA should also retain its seat at the table.“It’s the largest voluntary bar organization, as far as I know, in the state of Florida, with close to 2,000 members,” Sanchez-Medina said. “That exposure to the board, and truly the special people that serve on it, was eye-opening.”The recommendations also include:• To fulfill the plain meaning of Standing Policy 1.20, each Bar president should determine which organizations and/or individuals, if any, he or she will invite to attend a Board meeting or multiple meetings on a non-voting basis, during his or her tenure.• It would be helpful for such appointees to be provided with an orientation at the time of appointment to provide an understanding of the board, its authority, protocols and processes. By having appointees informed and comfortable, they would be better able to contribute to the order of business.• The committee recognizes in an ever-growing Bar there are often multiple issues for which the board could benefit from the input of a special appointee or invitee. Above and beyond the policy, the president has the power to invite speakers from Bar and other organizations to address the Board on a desired topic at any point in time.• In addition, the committee encourages inviting voluntary bar associations and other Bar and community leaders in an area where the Board is meeting, to attend receptions and events to create an opportunity for Bar members to interact with the Board of Governors and to establish informal lines of communication.• The committee recommends consideration of amending the policy to limit the number of appointees, allowing the president to invite, at his or her discretion, up to (3) state-wide and (3) regional / local organizations or individuals to be seated at any one time. The president would not be obligated to fill each of these potential appointments, nor would this limit the president’s ability to invite any number of individuals to address the Board on a particular subject matter.The Committee also encouraged future presidents to utilize the policy, at least in part, to include in the deliberative process the broader definition of underserved members.“[D]espite great progress, the Bar has had a chronic underrepresentation of public sector lawyers, veterans, lawyers with disabilities, public interest lawyers and the LGBTQ community,” the committee said. “At a time in which there are noticeable gains in some of the traditionally underserved constituencies, there is still much work to be done. The Bar should redouble those efforts. In addition to maintaining the focus and efforts of the Bar’s traditional diversity and inclusion outreach on gender, national origin, and racial bases, the Bar should continue to assess the current state of its underserved and underrepresented membership. The Bar should have the flexibility to enlarge its focus.”Board member Thomas Bopp, who served on the committee, defended the recommendations. He said the committee faced some of the most difficult choices he has seen in his years of Bar service, and that “there were no right answers and there were no wrong answers.”“There are a lot of underrepresented groups in the state of Florida,” he said. “They all would like to have a seat at the table, but because of time and space restrictions, we had to keep it limited.” Special Committee recommends presidents exercise more discretion in non-voting board appointments May 20, 2020 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Storieslast_img read more

Qualcomm settles Taiwan competition battle

first_img Joseph Waring Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Author Qualcomm announced it settled a case with Taiwan’s antitrust regulator for TWD2.73 billion ($88.8 million) and agreed to invest in a number of commercial initiatives covering the mobile and semiconductor sectors over the next five years.The deal with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) replaces a fine of TWD23.4 billion imposed in October 2017 when the agency determined Qualcomm’s business methods breached local competition laws. In a statement, Qualcomm noted it had already paid the TWD2.73 billion penalty, which it valued at “approximately $93 million”.Alex Rogers, EVP and president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing, said the resolution with TFTC puts litigation the company initiated following the original decision to bed: “With the uncertainty removed, we can now focus on expanding our relationships that support the Taiwanese wireless industry and rapid adoption of 5G technology.”Qualcomm said it agreed to certain process-related commitments confirming principles of mutual good faith and fairness in the negotiation of agreements with handset licensees to its standard essential cellular patents.The resolution does not require component-level licensing or set specific financial terms, which means the company can continue to set terms based on the price of an entire device using its intellectual property.Under the agreement, Qualcomm is required to provide reports to officials every six months for five years to show it is negotiating in good faith with handset makers in patent-licensing deals, Reuters reported. It also needs to offer licences to rival chipmakers on fair terms before seeking legal action to enforce its patent rights.Qualcomm faced similar actions in China and South Korea and is embroiled in an ongoing, high profile, patent spat with Apple. HomeAsiaNews Qualcomm settles Taiwan competition battle Tags Related Previous ArticlePLDT profit falls, revenue recovery continuesNext ArticleEricsson boosts US investment to speed 5G launches center_img Airtel, Qualcomm forge 5G open RAN deal Fair Trade Commisionpatent disputeQualcomm AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 AUG 2018 Qualcomm cleared to export 4G chips to Huawei Devices Docomo, Qualcomm launch sub-6GHz 5G CAlast_img read more