– Advertisement – Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 5:07:13 AM +00:00 · David Nir Thank you all for joining us tonight. As of midnight, the results of many of Tuesday’s elections remain unclear, se’re going to call it a night so and come back first thing in the morning. Daily Kos Elections will continue to track the developments in all uncalled races on our site, in our daily newsletter, and on Twitter. You can also bookmark our cheat-sheet of key races that we’ll keep updating until every race is decided. We’ll catch you on the flipside! Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 5:05:20 AM +00:00 · David Jarman FL ballot: One other ray of sunshine from the Sunshine State: the state has passed a ballot measure increasing the state minimum wage, by a 61-39 margin. FL ballot: An important ballot measure in Florida has failed: a proposal to switch to a Top 2-style primary, a la California and Washington. It leads 57-43, but needed 60% for passage, under Florida law. Guides: Poll Closing Times • County Benchmarks • Hour-by-Hour GuideKey Races: Senate • House • Legislative Chambers • Ballot Measures • RedistrictingCheat-sheets: Key Race Tracker • Legislative Cheat-sheetWednesday, Nov 4, 2020 · 5:01:23 AM +00:00 · David Jarman – Advertisement – Follow: Daily Kos Elections on TwitterResults: Live Map • All Races (use dropdown)- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Today, in the municipality of Preko on the island of Ugljan, the 18th session of the Island Council was held, at which the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds presented a draft proposal for a new Law on Islands. By the way, the Island Council is an advisory body to the Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds whose task is to create advice, opinions and proposals in the process of adopting acts concerning the implementation of measures and activities related to the overall sustainable development of the island.At the beginning of the session, Assistant Huzak presented the Draft Report on the Impact of the Implementation of the Islands Act in 2016 and stressed the importance of investing in the island’s sustainable development and supporting island self-sufficiency by redefining the strategic commitment to islands and developing new instruments. State Secretary at the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Maja Markovčić Kostelac commented on the most important components of investments in 2016, namely transport connections and infrastructure.As part of the second item on the agenda, Minister Žalac presented to the members the text of the Draft Proposal of the new Law on Islands and announced, among other things, a new approach to defining island development and strategic planning for sustainable island development in accordance with the concept of “smart islands”. Parliament on the special situation of the island. In addition, the new Act will extend the use of the Island Card, which would, in addition to the existing measure of preferential transport in maritime coastal liner shipping, enable the inclusion of all other measures related to the island population, such as subsidizing water supply, public island road transport and small economy.Minister Žalac emphasized that in parallel with the development of the new development index, the Ministry is introducing a separate development index that will refer to the islands “island development index”, precisely because of the special situation of Croatian islands, and added: “Since according to the existing development index, many local governments on the islands are not able to apply for projects for co-financing with EU funds, the Island Development Index, including additional development indicators, will show a more realistic level of development, which will open many new opportunities for financing sustainable projects. development. “At the end of the session, the business plan of the Administration for Islands in 2018 was presented. The mentioned Administration, which was established in the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds by the Government Decision on May 4, 2017, according to projections for next year, will make about 140 million kuna available to islanders from the state budget through a number of measures such as financing small capital projects. local self-government unit, water supply of the island, encouragement of the island’s public road transport, encouragement of the island economy as well as the promotion of the traditional economy through the Project “Croatian island product” and support to island associations.The key task of the Island Administration in the coming years will be to strengthen cooperation with the Managing Authorities of the Operational Programs of the European Structural and Investment Funds for the purpose of efficient use of available EU funds for projects on Croatian islands.Awarded label of origin and quality for 141 island productsFor 11 years in a row, the Croatian Island Product (HOP) project has been encouraging island producers to produce original and quality island products that are the result of the island’s tradition, research and development, innovation and invention, thus making their quality measurable. The project is focused on sustainable island development with the aim of reducing island depopulation and encouraging and reaffirming traditional and innovative island production and includes 279 island producers from 24 Croatian islands and the Peljesac peninsula and thus includes 880 products and production lines. HOP-labeled products contribute to the promotion of the identity of Croatian islands and Croatia as top tourist, gastronomic and ecological destinations around the world, but also on the domestic market. Minister Žalac addressed the audience and emphasized: “Precisely because the HOP project is fully rounded and elaborated to the smallest detail and works excellently, it is possible to apply it in other Croatian regions. Slavonia, which has been neglected for many years, will also have the opportunity to brand its indigenous products, following the example of you, the islanders.”She added that she hopes that soon each part of the Republic of Croatia will have its own label of tradition and quality and will be recognized throughout the world. Prior to the award of the HOP label, Minister Žalac in the municipality of Preko officially opened the project of sustainable development of the Municipality called “Adventure Island”, which the Ministry co-financed in the amount of 1.130.000,00 kuna and Sister. The Minister emphasized the importance of this project in order to improve and encourage the development of the local community in the municipality of Preko, because investing in infrastructure opens the possibility of extending the tourist season, branding the island of Ugljan as a destination for sports, recreation and cultural tourism. to return to the island after finishing school.
‘KEEPING the cutlery sharp’ isn’t something you’d find in your standard lease agreement, but common sense hasn’t stopped some tenants from making insane complaints. The rules around renting a home can be confounding, but some tenants are known to ‘try their luck’ and demand some pretty wacky stuff.Simon Hampel, founder of property investor website PropertyChat.com.au, said a recent forum thread caught his eye.Mr Hampel said in most cases with over-demanding tenants, it’s a matter of inexperience.“Some of those people are naive – maybe they’re young and inexperienced or maybe they’ve never been responsible for the upkeep of a property themselves and don’t really understand how much things cost or what’s reasonable to expect.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:23Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Passive aggressive notes! The truth about share houses…02:23 Related videos 02:23Passive aggressive notes! The truth about share houses…01:57Save on rent but still live close to the CBD01:54VIC rental legislation changes: What does it mean for you?01:08Flatmates wanted! Top 10 hottest suburbs 01:35Renting in Australia: issues faced by tenants02:09Rental AffordabilityMr Hampel said landlords aren’t immune from being unreasonable either.“In my experience, sometimes the owners are just as problematic – demanding unreasonable things from their tenants.“It’s about balance – all parties need to understand their rights and responsibilities and it’s in a landlord’s best interest to maintain their property to a reasonable standard to minimise tenant churn – but they also need to manage their costs. This is an investment after all.”However, even the most reasonable landlord might find a few of these posts from PropertyChat members hard to swallow:“My tenant complained to me about the loud ping of the microwave in the apartment next door. Yup.”“I manage one of our i.p.’s (investment properties) and got a request a couple of months back. ‘Can you come and sharpen the knives as they are not sharp anymore?’ It seems the tenants aren’t either.”“Last year a tenant sent one of our landlords an invoice for $250 – a restaurant bill for a family of 4 including drinks. All had roast. The reason: the oven was not working and they HAD to have roast dinner on the weekend. The stove top was working.”“Tenants complained house had too many flies, it was an 80 year old house in regional Vic.”“Tenants insisted on removing ‘old cupboard’ (Art Deco Stained Glasss) in the kitchen, then complained about lack of storage.”“My best one, so far, was the Cairns tenant who complained the rain came in when the window was open.”“Not one of mine but I read online: Tenant complains of dripping tap after hours, PM deems as non urgent so files it away for the morning. Tenant gets aggravated by the sound, abuses PM says its keeping her kids awake, tenant calls an after-hours plumber themselves threatening to forward the bill. Plumber gets there – turns out the sound is not from the tap, but someone left their electric toothbrush switched on inside the vanity cupboard.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“Tenant threatening to sue the owner for not having access to her back yard due to bindies …”“My (overseas student) tenants complained that the smoke alarm wouldn’t turn off. Property is just around the corner. I go over, smoke alarm is still going off 15 minutes later. Took it down, noticing a wet patch on the ceiling. Water leak? No. Tenants got sick of it going off every time they burned their toast, so they would throw water at it to ‘cool it down’ and make it stop beeping. Water had fried the electronics. Lucky it wasn’t hard wired.”“Got an email the other day saying “my toilet has a voice of concern” We took that as meaning that the toilet was making noises. Lol Or maybe it was just ta (l) king sh**.”“Mum and dad are on a rural property and their neighbour has complained to their landlord that there are rabbits and wildlife coming into their yard! (They rent 5 acres of land).Their landlord forwarded an application for gun ownership.”Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter @kieranclair
Jane’s Urban Transport Systems 1997-98Five ex-Soviet cities and Bamako, Mali, are the new city entries in the 16th edition of this illustrated annual. There are 12 industry sections featuring numerous additional companies, but there have also been many deletions. Detailed coverage of the bewildering variety of complete vehicles, components and electrical equipment for both rail and road vehicles is provided.ú235 from Jane’s Information Group, Sentinel House, 163 Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, Great Britain, CR52NH.Fax: +44 181 700 3751Syseca GlossaryThis bilingual (French/English) glossary of computer terminology is designed as a guide to the history and products of French company Syseca, which has supplied centralised control systems to a number of metro and light rail networks. It also serves as a general glossary of computing terms associated with engineering.Syseca, 66-68 avenue Pierre-Brossolette, 92247 Malakoff Cedex, France.Fax: +33 1 41 48 00 10Railway Trends 1997 (Canada)The 40-page (20 in English and 20 in French) fifth edition of Railway Trends published by the Railway Association of Canada provides basic statistics on Canada’s railways for the nine years to December 1996. Data is included for the new secondary railways which have been spawned by the sales of former CP and CN lines. Excluded are statistics for commuter passenger, CN and CP operations outside Canada and charges incurred by CN and CP’s recent restructuring.Railway Association of Canada,800 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Suite 1105, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3B 1X9. Fax: +1 514 879 1522
Low interest rates have pushed Germany’s corporate pension plans to historic funding lows, despite returns remaining stable year-on-year. The funding levels of schemes operated by listed German companies have fallen to similarly low levels as during the last trough in 2012 because of ever shrinking discount rates.Over the last year, the Rechnungszins – the discount rate applied to pension obligations – has dropped by 155 basis points to 2.1%, while three years ago it still stood close to 5%.Companies listed in the German DAX index, many of which still have DB plans in place, saw their liabilities soar by 29.1% from €303bn to almost €392bn, Towers Watson noted as it released the result of its latest German Pension Finance Watch report. Thomas Jasper, head of retirement solutions at Towers Watson Germany, placed the blame for the increase the with the European Central Bank (ECB)..“The reason for the existing pressure on pension liabilities can be put into two words: Mario Draghi,” he said.The retirement expert stressed the ECB’s “ultra-loose monetary policy” indirectly led to higher costs for occupational pensions which in turn was “directly and considerably straining the company’s equity”.Funding levels at the DAX companies deteriorated by 108 basis points last year, reaching 54.5% at year-end 2014.But Jasper stressed while the low interest rate policy placed a burden on companies, it was not ”endangering occupational pensions” as payouts from these plans were often not due for years or even several decades.Further, returns from assets in these pension plans amounted to 10.2% for the full year which together with additional contributions from employers meant a 7.7% increase in plan assets for DAX-listed companies to €213.5bn.According to Towers Watson it was to be expected that companies made “further unscheduled payments” to their pension plans which would mean assets actually exceed the figure projected by the consultancy based on earlier statistics.Jasper explained that over the medium to long-term increasing interest rates could be expected and added there were “additional safety mechanisms” in place at the pension plans to safeguard pension payouts.There are no pure DC plans in the German second pillar as all companies have to guarantee at least a minimum pension.Read more on how the German government is attempting to ease the fundning burden by reforming the occupational pensions sector
Morningstar is to acquire environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and ratings firm Sustainalytics in full, having today announced an agreement to buy the remaining 60% of shares it did not already own.Morningstar acquired a 40% ownership stake in Dutch-domiciled Sustainalytics in 2017.Announcing the new deal today, Morningstar said it would make a €55m cash payment at closing of the transaction, subject to certain potential adjustments, and additional cash payments in 2021 and 2022 based on a multiple of Sustainalytics’ 2020 and 2021 fiscal year revenues.Based on the upfront consideration, Morningstar estimated the enterprise value of Sustainalytics to be €170m. With the acquisition of the remaining shares, Morningstar said it planned to continue to invest in Sustainalytics’ existing business while also further integrating ESG data and insights across its research and solutions for all segments.“Modern investors in public and private markets are demanding ESG data, research, ratings, and solutions in order to make informed, meaningful investing decisions,” said Morningstar Chief Executive Officer Kunal Kapoor.“By coming together, Morningstar and Sustainalytics will fast track our ability to put independent, sustainable investing analytics at every level – from a single security through to a portfolio view – in the hands of all investors.”Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi, said: “This new ownership structure will amplify our ability to bring meaningful ESG insights, products, and services to the global investment community and to companies around the world.”Sustainalytics offers data on 40,000 companies worldwide and ratings on 20,000 companies and on 172 countries.The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.
Medical News Today 19 September 2019Family First Comment: Yet CHS is a very real condition, and while it may only affect a small percentage of people, it can be deadly. It is my mission to raise awareness of CHS in the hope that others do not have to endure the same fate as Brian.There is a new condition that is affecting marijuana users at a growing rate, and it’s called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS).CHS causes abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, and the vomiting can result in dehydration.This dehydration can lead to a type of kidney failure that experts refer to as cannabinoid hyperemesis acute renal failure, and in severe cases, it can even result in death. The reason why I know so much about this is that it happened to my son.Brian’s legacyAt this point, I started my journey into CHS awareness. I joined a CHS Facebook group and created CHS Awareness in Brian’s memory. I contacted the news channel RTV6 Indianapolis and was interviewed on the station.Through the creation of the Facebook page and the news coverage that I received, I have been able to reach many people. I have also heard stories of others who had CHS symptoms.The emotional and physical toll of CHS has been devastating to some, as many sufferers were misdiagnosed and made many visits to the emergency room as a result. The financial and emotional effects of this are very stressful.Marijuana has many benefits for those who don’t have CHS. Some people use it in low dosages to reduce depression, social anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and it can help relieve nausea and vomiting that occur due to chemotherapy. It may calm the muscle spasms that multiple sclerosis can cause, and some claim that it reduces seizures.There is also a belief that marijuana may help in opioid addiction recovery, and researchers are publishing new studies all the time, highlighting many other potential benefits.Yet CHS is a very real condition, and while it may only affect a small percentage of people, it can be deadly. It is my mission to raise awareness of CHS in the hope that others do not have to endure the same fate as Brian.Losing Brian has been the most traumatic event in our lives. He was such a positive person and always gave his friends good advice. He was a loving son whom I never thought I would have, and he was a best friend to his sisters.I want Brian’s death not to be in vain, and I hope that he can continue to make an impact even in death.READ MORE: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326357.php
297 Views no discussions Sperm (file photo)LYON, France (AFP) – French researchers said Thursday they had patented a method to create sperm using stem cells harvested from infertile men – though they do not know if the lab-fabricated seed actually works.The team hailed their technique as a step towards solving male infertility, but admitted it would take several years before the “quality” of the sperm will be confirmed.The method, patented in June, took 20 years to refine, said the researchers from Kallistem biotech company in Lyon, east France.It involved recreating, outside the human body, the fluid in which seminiferous tubules — the tiny structures where sperm cells are formed in the male testes – can survive.They used it to coax rat, monkey and then human sperm cells from spermatogonia, immature cells that become eggs or sperm. The process is complex, and takes about 72 hours.The sperm are “morphologically normal” (normal-looking), the researchers said. It is not known whether the tiny cells are up to the job of creating babies.The next step, the team said, is to try and give life to rats with rat sperm created using the method.“We must see if the baby rats are normal, whether they are able to reproduce,” project member Philippe Durand told journalists in Lyon.Then there will be a battery of tests with the lab-manufactured human sperm, to compare it to ordinary sperm, and finally clinical trials.The work has not yet been validated through publication in a peer-reviewed science journal.But the team said in a statement their work “opens the way for therapeutic avenues that have been eagerly awaited by clinicians for many years.”“From a testicular biopsy in these infertile men, the scientists will be able to obtain spermatozoa in vitro,” said the statement.However, Nathalie Rives, an infertility expert from Rouen in northern France, cautioned: “We are not there yet”.“Before this technique can find any practical application, it must be proven to work with (cells) from the testes of prepubescent boys and men who have trouble generating sperm,” she told AFP.In August 2011, scientists in Kyoto said they had successfully coaxed sperm cells from mouse embryonic stem cells. Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Scientists create human sperm in lab, but does it work? by: Associated Free Press – September 17, 2015 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!
The BMS Wrestling team fell just five points shy of Madison on Tuesday night losing the match 54-49.The Bulldogs jumped out to a 10-0 lead after Tacoma Nicholas added 4 points with a 12-2 Major decision followed by a 6 point forfeit win for Otto Hund. The Bulldogs then lost the next two matches by pin giving Madison a 12-10 lead. The Bulldogs then won the next three matches swinging the score back in their favor 28-12. Kyan Scott received a forfeit for 6 points. Mason Neeley led in his match when his opponent was injured and unable to continue giving the Dogs an additional 6 points. Alex Murphy then pinned his opponent adding 6 more points. The next two matches both went to forfeits. The first being a double forfeit by both teams, and the second being in favor of Madison. The score was 28-18 when Bobby Weiler took the mat and pinned his opponent, then Vonley Hund followed with another pin bringing the score to 40-18 Bulldogs. The Bulldogs then hit a dry spell with six straight losses which now put Madison ahead 48-40. Chase Hamilton added a decision win and Brandon Manning picked up a forfeit win, but it was not enough to pass the Madison Bears. Madison won the final match of the evening by forfeit making the final score 54-49 Madison.Several wrestlers had a second match for the evening in JV competition. Kyan Scott added a win to his record with a 14-7 decision. Mason Neeley got his second win for the night with a pin. Aaron Norman and Chase Hamilton both had pin victories in their match ups, and Bobby Weiler and Vonley Hund both got their second straight pins of the evening.The BMS Wrestling team will face the Trojans at Sunman Dearborn on Thursday starting at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Bob Weiler Jr.
Loading… “Hirving Lozano is training well now and I am giving him a chance in return. He has this incredible pace, we should put him in a position to give his best. He had chances to score today and I hope he’ll get them next time.” Napoli no longer have Maurizio Sarri, but have retained the kind of quick-passing football that Gattuso as a player was not associated with. “In my first few years when I was playing against the Spanish teams that passed it around and around, it’d drive me crazy,” confessed the former Milan midfielder. read also:Gattuso admits top Napoli stars may be sold “I was on my own trying to press them and they’d leave me like piggy in the middle. When the game ended, I’d say we were playing a whole different sport in Italy, but now football has changed here too and there are many teams with a great passing game. “I see football differently now to when I was a player. I like to keep possession and run few risks.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Gennaro Gattuso won’t rule out Napoli pushing Atalanta for a top-four finish and admits he would’ve hated playing against his current squad. ‘I see football differently now.’ Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso The Partenopei continued their impressive march up the table with a 3-1 win over SPAL, decided by Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Amin Younes. “We cannot do any more than this,” said Gattuso in his press conference when asked about Napoli’s Champions League ambitions. “Atalanta are hardly a surprise by this point. They’ve been doing well for years, we still have an important trip to Bergamo coming up, but we don’t know if that will be enough.” Callejon found the net, but although he has agreed to see out the rest of the season, he won’t renew his contract for next term. “I am glad that Callejon signed on to finish the season, because he gave so much to this club and he couldn’t leave this way. He always works hard and the President (Aurelio De Laurentiis) took a step forward too, promising to pay the insurance until August.