Sberbank set for record year

first_img SBERBANK, Russia’s biggest lender, yesterday beat forecasts for third-quarter net profit, helped by a bigger loan portfolio and lower provisions, putting it on course for a record year.“We expect fourth-quarter results to be no worse than in the third quarter,” chief financial officer Anton Karamzin said on a conference call yesterday, adding full-year net profit was likely to be at least 150bn roubles (£3.06bn).State-controlled VTB last week posted 13.7bn roubles net profit for the third quarter, and said it was hoping to earn 50-60bn roubles for the full-year.“Sberbank’s results… beat market expectations thanks to significant growth in the loan portfolio,” Bank of Moscow analysts said in a research note after the bank released a ten-fold increase in profits.Sberbank chief executive German Gref said last week Sberbank could decide on whether to expand into investment banking early in 2011. Sources say that Sberbank has held informal talks with investment banks Troika Dialog and Renaissance Capital about buying a stake.The bank is eyeing some of the business enjoyed by its main rival VTB, which dominates the Moscow deal-making scene – working on almost all major IPOs and Russia’s $3bn Eurobond issue.Karamzin denied the bank had identified specific targets for a possible acquisition but VTB analyst Mikhail Shlemov said that funds for a deal could be found from a cut in bad loan provisions, likely to fall significantly in 2011.Sberbank’s loan portfolio grew by 7.7 per cent for the first nine months of 2010, the bank said. Corporate loans rose by 7.9 per cent while retail credits were up by seven per cent. Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Sharecenter_img Sberbank set for record year by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald whatsapp Monday 6 December 2010 7:23 pm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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FA fails in appeal against reduced betting ban for Trippier

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 15th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle FA fails in appeal against reduced betting ban for Trippier However, Atlético appealed this aspect of the ban, arguing it could only be enforced in England. However, the panel rejected this request, saying only Fifa could determine if the ban should be global. Sports integrity The FA went on to hand the right-back a 10-week suspension, ruling he breached FA Rule E8(1)(b), which bars players from disclosing information about potential transfers. As a result the global suspension was stayed on 2 January, meaning Trippier could play for the club pending his appeal. He had already missed three games up to that point. Three other friends of Trippier’s, who were also informed of the move, placed bets on the deal. One staked a total of £912.75 in nine separate bets at odds between 5/6 and 1/6. It was an “unfortunate outcome” that Trippier would effectively avoid the majority of the ban, the panel admitted, but noted this did not mean the terms could be changed. Making such changes has “the very real potential to cause injustice”, it added. It added that the dates of the suspension were not something that could be easily revised. A hearing requested by the player saw reasons for the charge published. This revealed that Trippier told a friend who had mentioned betting on his next club to “lump it on” Atlético.  The English Football Association (FA) has lost an appeal to have Kieran Trippier’s suspension for a breach of betting rules extended, meaning the Atlético Madrid defender may avoid missing any further matches. However, as the FA’s ruling had said the defender was banned from 21 December 2020 until 28 February 2021, he was still effectively serving the ban while being permitted to play in Spain. Regions: UK & Ireland Spain Because of this, the FA launched an appeal in order to “revise the dates” set by the independent disciplinary panel. While the ban imposed by the the FA, football’s global governing body Fifa had previously determined it would be enforced worldwide. This would mean Trippier would be banned from playing for Atlético even though Spanish football is not under the FA’s jurisdiction. “In our view the commencement date for the suspension is just as much a part of our decision as is the period of 10 weeks suspension,” the panel explained. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “Our decision does not suspend [the player] from football and football-related activity for a club outside the jurisdiction of the FA; nor could it do so,” it added. “That is why, of course, the FA sought a direction from Fifa that the suspension which we imposed upon [Trippier] should be given world-wide effect.” Trippier has appeared 25 times for England, including all of England’s matches at the 2018 World Cup. Email Address This came into force from 21 December 2020, while the defender was also fined £70,000 (€77,391/$95,479). In addition, it noted that Trippier was not going unpunished as the ban still had “deleterious effect upon [Trippier]’s transfer prospects” and the ruling was already having a “significant punitive effect” because of this. He signed for Tottenham – where he played 114 games including the 2019 Champions League final – from Burnley in 2015 before leaving for Spain in 2019, and has so far made 52 appearances for Atlético. Trippier was charged with misconduct by the FA in May 2020 for a breach of the FA’s betting rules surrounding his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Atlético Madrid. In January this year, that ban was reduced to four weeks, though the fine remained in place. Topics: Sports integrity Tags: Football Fifa Kieran Trippier Football Association It wished to see the suspension apply either when Fifa allowed the ban to be enforced globally again, or when Trippier returns to an English club, whichever is sooner. Finally, it said that – as the date for a final Fifa decision on whether it could enforce the ban globally was unknown – a postponement may “cause significant stress and anxiety”. The appeals panel explained that the suspension applied to football and football-related activity in England, or for clubs subject to the jurisdiction of the FA, including the English national team. last_img read more

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Ryan Walkinshaw – reaching for the stars

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ryan Walkinshaw has a passion for science as well as rugbyBy Katie Field, Rugby World writerRYAN WALKINSHAW is younger and slicker than your average Aviva Premiership chairman but don’t be fooled into thinking he is frivolous or in any way naïve. The 24-year-old Gloucester boss is actually a deep thinker with a wider agenda than rugby and his other sporting business interest, motor racing.Walkinshaw is passionate about physics and taught himself astronomy, cosmology and particle physics after dropping out of his business degree in Newcastle. “I read Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time when I was about 17 and it blew my mind. At school I had thought physics was a bit geeky and not really up my alley but I read that book out of interest one summer and it changed my outlook,” he says.“Most of what I want to do with the money I earn from business is invest in scientific research – space projects. A lot of private firms are involved in that now because governments are not putting the money in anymore.” Walkinshaw is particularly interested in the impact science can have on solving the world’s energy problems.“I have learned a huge amount about nuclear fusion and I believe that’s the way forward if we are going to power our planet without destroying it. Renewable energy sources we are using and looking into now are only half the picture.center_img “At the moment in this country we spend more money every year on buying novelty ring-tones for our phones than we do on nuclear fusion research.”So, while his immediate priority is ensuring Gloucester win some major rugby silverware in the next few years, he has one eye on a much bigger picture, and it can’t be a bad thing for the Kingsholm club to have someone like that at the helm. “I want to have a direct impact on changing the world for the better,” he says. “I genuinely believe if you are not dreaming about tomorrow you are never going to get there.”last_img read more

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Dolomitenblick / PLASMA Studio

first_img Area:  1 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Sesto, Italy Dolomitenblick / PLASMA Studio Structural Engineering:Erlacher AndreasFire Safety:Technisches Büro JudSecurity Management:Ralf PellegriniGeological Engineering:Sulzenbacher UrsulaElectrical Installations:Eltec, Summerer MarkusSanitary Installations:Egarter WernerDesign Team:Nicoletta Gerevini, Peter Pichler, Daniela Walder, Maya Shopova, Libny PachecoCity:SestoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The building is located on a hillside in the Dolomites, at the end of a residential area.Save this picture!Floor PlanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe volume has been developed mainly from its pragmatic functional request to host 6 independent apartments with one common circulation: through a cut that marks the main access and the division of the units the volume is splitted into 2 halves. Besides its functional meaning this incision becomes the main defining element of the building: from the cut at either side a strip unfolds that forms the balustrade of a generous covered balcony and ends into the surrounding topography. Following the steep natural hillside with each floor the strips and the façade jump back.Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausProgrammeThe building hosts 6 generous holiday homes, all directed to the sun and the panoramic view of the Dolomites. Each private unite is designed to get a maximum of privacy: through the division of the whole building volume into 2 parts, through the stepped balustrades which avoid insight from the above unit and from the passing by street. Each apartment gets an extension of the internal living area by a covered sun and view facing terrace which at each floor ends in a small private garden. Local larch wood defines internal and external living areas. Floor to ceiling glazing allows the maximum view and energetic gain as directed to south, external sun blinds and the overhangs of the above balconies minimize overheating during summertime.Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausThe main circulation is very compact and a continuation of the volume defining gap and repeats the use of the local larch wood and the color code of the façade.MaterialSitting at the edges of a residential area with a very eclectic and non-coherent appearance we focus to contrast this surrounding by simply generating a volume which grows out of its natural surrounding topography and blends again into it, by minimizing the used materials to a very local, almost vernacular code: larch wood and pre oxidised copper. Both the copper and the larch wood are exposed to a natural change of colour by the atmospheric influence of sun, rain and snow. Through the repetition of the colours of old, close-by farmhouses with dark, sunburned larchwood facades this building volumes blends into its natural surroundings.Save this picture!© Hertha HurnausFocus was given to the design of the copper balustrades which start from the natural topography, grow, become balustrades, attach to the building where the gap defines the volume, peel again off and end finally in the surrounding topography. When peeling off, the metal sheets which are divided into horizontal strips describe a curved hyperbolic-parabolic geometry: crafts knowledge is brought to its extreme.Save this picture!West ElevationThe dark copper souurounds the volume from all sides, the strips form a second layer which gives shelter from and insight and finally define the roof as a continuation of the overall façade and volume. The form of the roof itself derives from local planning regulation which allows only a pitched roof in this specific building plot: slightly deformed it merges with our design intention but also with the traditional typology of pitched roofs by not simply repeating but  rather exploring what new potentials of a traditional typology can be.Project gallerySee allShow lessLowering the Cost of Housing CompetitionArticlesmodeLab Introduction to Physics-Based Design with Kangaroo WebinarArticlesProject locationAddress:39030 Sesto, South Tyrol, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects ArchDaily Tschurtschenthaler Werner GmbH Year:  Italy Apartments CopyAbout this officePlasma StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasSestoWoodHousing3D ModelingItalyPublished on January 07, 2013Cite: “Dolomitenblick / PLASMA Studio” 07 Jan 2013. 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CAF promotes Charity Gift Vouchers for Christmas present

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is encouraging charities to promote its Charity Gift Vouchers as “the perfect present for those who have everything.”The vouchers, available in £10 and £25 denominations, can be donated to any UK charity simply by writing their name on the voucher and sending it to them just like an ordinary donation.As well as alternatives for Christmas presents, they can also be used for wedding and birthday presents. Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 December 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAF promotes Charity Gift Vouchers for Christmas present  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Tradinglast_img read more

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ChangeStar publishes ’10 ways to screw up a fundraising appeal’ guide

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Fundraising and social change agency ChangeStar has published a list of ten ways in which a fundraising appeal can be ‘screwed up’.It’s a simple one-page document, but could prove a useful set of reminders if pinned next to your desk.At the top of the list is  how ‘ignoring the basics’ can ruin the effectiveness of an appeal.“The joy of direct response fundraising is that it is a science, and has basic techniques that have proved to be effective – like those outlined by Drayton Bird in his book ‘Commonsense Direct and Digital Marketing’. Don’t ignore them.”Number four is to avoid building an appeal ‘by committee’. Collaboration is good, but not when it stifles the effectiveness of a fundraising appeal.Instead, ChangeStar advise charities to:“Have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with a fundraising pack and trust evidence of what works – not occasional people in the organisation who ‘wouldn’t open that’.”Direct marketingThe guide has been written by ChangeStar director Richard Docwra. He said:“While the title of the guide is obviously tongue-in-cheek, these ten pointers from ChangeStar could be genuinely useful for direct marketing fundraisers. There are many pressures on fundraising managers to please everyone internally in their charities, but ultimately a fundraising appeal must attract a good level of income and there are proven techniques of what to do – and what not to do – to achieve this.”The wrong kind of focus crops up in two of the 10 mistakes. For example, ChangeStar advise charities against talking in generalisations, and including information about all of the organisation’s work. Their strong recommendation is to:“Focus the appeal down into a specific, tangible issue, need and beneficiary affected by the need.”You can download 10 ways to screw up a fundraising appeal from ChangeStar.   151 total views,  1 views today Advertisement ChangeStar publishes ’10 ways to screw up a fundraising appeal’ guide Howard Lake | 27 March 2017 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  152 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: Direct Marketing failurelast_img read more

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Another journalist held in Turkmenistan’s never-ending crackdown

first_img March 31, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan Organisation to go further News December 7, 2016 Another journalist held in Turkmenistan’s never-ending crackdown Help by sharing this information TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImpunityViolenceImprisonedDisappearances Khudayberdy Allashov News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Khudayberdy Allashov, a correspondent for the Turkmen service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), and his mother, who have been held since 3 December on a charge of possessing chewing tobacco. Allashov and his mother were arrested when police raided their home in the northern town of Kunya-Urgench, began beating him and then carried out a search, finding a few packets of tobacco, which were used as a pretext for hauling them off to a police station. Chewing tobacco is illegal in Turkmenistan but is widely consumed and, according to RFE/RL, its possession has not led to arrests in the past. The dealer who sold the tobacco to Allashov was herself arrested for a few hours and was brought face-to-face with him in the police station. She told RFE/RL he was covered with bruises, and was unable to speak or even lift his head. Allashov’s wife, who was also arrested and released twice, has been told that he signed a statement “admitting” to possessing 11 kilos of tobacco, much more than was found during the search. A trial was due to have been held on 5 December behind closed doors with no defence lawyer present. It has yet to be confirmed whether the trial was indeed held and, if so, how it ended. Allashov, who began working for RFE/RL three or four months ago, was facing a possible seven-year jail term. He had recently reported local stories about sensitive topics such as food shortages and cotton-picking. “There is no doubt that Khudayberdy Allashov is being persecuted because of journalistic activities, that he has been mistreated and forced to make a confession, and that he is now in great danger,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We again urge the international community to take stock of the current crackdown on independent journalists in Turkmenistan and to hold its government to account. The OSCE foreign minister’s meeting today in Hamburg offers an opportunity. The countries that still proclaim democratic values must speak out and must demand the release of Allashov and his mother, and the release of Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a journalist held since July 2015.” No criticism of the regime or its officials has ever been tolerated in Turkmenistan, which is ranked 178th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Recent months have nonetheless seen a new escalation in the persecution of journalists working for independent media based abroad, including RFE/RL. RFE/RL correspondent Soltan Achilova was assaulted three times in the space of a few days in November, while Rovshen Yazmuhamedov, another RFE/RL correspondent, was threatened in November with being made to serve the suspended jail sentence he was given in 2013. Nepeskuliev, also an RFE/RL reporter, has meanwhile been detained for nearly 18 months. No fewer than six RFE/RL contributors gave up working for the media outlet in 2015 as a result of harassment. RSF_en Follow the news on Turkmenistan News March 13, 2020 Find out more TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImpunityViolenceImprisonedDisappearances December 18, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Newslast_img read more

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Pasadena Assemblymember’s Bills on Police Use of Force, Corporate Racial Inclusivity Advance to Committee

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Assemblymember’s Bills on Police Use of Force, Corporate Racial Inclusivity Advance to Committee Legislation on use of force and corporate diversity head to the Senate By DONOVAN MCRAY Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 3:55 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Required fields are marked * Subscribe More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Two bills by Assemblyman and former Pasadena Mayor and City Councilman Chris Holden regarding police use of force and corporate racial inclusion will be considered by Senate committees this month.AB1022, which would require police officers to intervene and report officers who use excessive force, will be reviewed by the Senate Public Safety Committee on Friday.AB979, which requires publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have people from an underrepresented community serve as board members, will be heard by the Senate Finance and Banking Committee on Aug. 13.AB1022 establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement. If passed, a police officer’s “Duty to Intercede” would include physically stopping the excessive use of force.“We were outraged when we watched the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer from a knee to the neck,” Holden said in a prepared statement. “Equally disturbing was the lack of intervention from the police officers who witnessed a clear use of excessive force.”California law requires police officers to intercede when present and observing another officer using force that is beyond that which is necessary, but there are no universal measures used to determine that an officer has in fact interceded.A recent survey by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) at the University of Maryland found that the majority of Americans now support police reforms.The respondents who were a representative sample of American voters were asked about 10 current police reform proposals currently in Congress.“From Rodney King in 1991 to Stephon Clark in 2018, California has a bad history with excessive use of force by police officers,” continued Holden. “With protection from the law, this legislation empowers police officers to do the right thing.”The new legislation also includes the following provisions:• Prohibits retaliation against officers who report violations of law or regulation of another officer to a supervisor.• Requires an officer who fails to intercede be disciplined in the same manner as the officer who used excessive force.• Establishes an Internet website that makes specified public records of peace officers available in a form searchable by each officer’s name, and allows members of the public to file citizen complaints• Disqualifies a person from being a peace officer if they have been found by a law enforcement agency that employs them to have either used excessive force that resulted in great bodily injury or death or to have failed to intercede in that incident as required by a law enforcement agency’s policies.• Makes a peace officer who is present and observes another peace officer using excessive force, and fails to intercede as required by the policy of their employing law enforcement agency, despite having a present ability to intercede, an accessory in any crime committed by the other officer during the use of excessive force.AB979 requires publicly held corporations headquartered in California to have at least one director from an underrepresented community by the close of 2021.“Corporations have money, power, and influence,” Holden said. “If we are going to address racial injustice and inequity in our society, it’s imperative that corporate boards reflect the diversity of our state. One great benefit of this action – corporations with ethnically diverse boards have shown to outperform those that lack diversity.”Soon after the social unrest following the killing of Floyd, many corporations publicly stated their support for racial diversity.Critics, however, have pointed out that this public support for social justice movements often does not lead to long-term structural change in hiring and retention policies of a diverse staff and leadership.The Harvard Law School Missing Pieces Report: The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards found that out of 1,222 new board members of Fortune 100 companies, 77 percent were white.In addition to the 2021 benchmark, AB979 also requires corporate boards to include two members from underrepresented communities for corporations with more than four members, while corporations with more than nine must have a minimum of three by 2022. 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Disrupting Pharmacy Benefit Management: RxParadigm Launches to Restore Drug Industry Competitiveness and Reduce the…

first_img Previous articleKingstone Insurance Partners with Flyreel to Offer Breakthrough Contactless Home InspectionsNext articleExperity Tapped by CityMD to Optimize Operations and Truncate Patient Wait Times Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest CLAYMONT, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– A seasoned veteran of the prescription drug industry has broken ranks with the status quo and launched a new business to inject more transparency and competitiveness into how drugs are marketed and distributed in the United States. Mesfin Tegenu negotiated billions of dollars of prescription drug contracts with leading pharmaceutical companies over a 25-year career. Now, he intends to use his new company, RxParadigm, to rework the opaque system of how drug rebates are offered and how drug prices are negotiated to reduce costs and increase the availability of life-saving therapeutics to the American public. RxParadigm will focus on increasing competition in a powerful, yet little understood channel, Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM). Originally conceived in the 1960s, PBMs were created to aggregate the buying power of several insurance companies to drive down drug prices. But as the channel became more concentrated and drug pricing became shrouded in a secretive system of manufacturer rebates, the original intent was lost. The result is seen in ever-escalating prescription drug costs for providers and patients. Net spending on outpatient prescription drugs is expected to rise by more than 5% annually between 2020 and 2028. One way to keep drug costs in check is to encourage healthy competition – something currently lacking in the PBM market due to mega-consolidation that’s depriving the industry of innovation, flexibility, quality, and transparency. The Prescription for Lower Drug Costs RxParadigm seeks to disrupt the industry by leveraging the combined power of regional health plans and the many like-minded PBMs who are slowly losing their customer base to the consolidated market. RxParadigm will then take the unprecedented step of returning all negotiated rebates to regional plans and like-minded PBMs so that these struggling firms can build more innovative and competitive business models, leveling the playing field, and reducing drug costs through market competition. To audit the savings, RxParadigm uses blockchain technology to deliver unparalleled transparency across the entire prescription drug ecosystem. “For all intents and purposes, transparency and competitiveness do not exist in the prescription drug market because of an outdated drug rebate negotiation culture that allows a select few companies to see higher margins and, in turn, dominate the entire prescription drug ecosystem,” said Mesfin Tegenu, the founder and CEO of RxParadigm. “Rebates were supposed to provide discounts based on quality and control, but now they simply guarantee that a few players receive the greatest economic benefit, effectively locking out competition from regional plans and midsize firms.” Building a More Competitive and Agile Marketplace To make these cost savings a reality, RxParadigm offers members a range of tools, allowing, for the first time, regional plans and like-minded PBMs to craft a range of solutions that best meet the needs of providers and patients. “Until now, some PBMs and regional plans did not have the resources to invest in the kind of forward-thinking, patient-centric solutions that improve outcomes and reduce the total cost of health care,” Tegenu said. “Using advanced medication adherence technologies, flexible claims processing, and AI, we offer an array of patient compliance and monitoring tools so payers can see additional cost savings by choosing RxParadigm participating PBMs.” Perhaps the most forward-thinking of these tools allows patients to receive drug discounts directly at point of purchase, allowing providers to meet a Medicare mandate ahead of a 2022 deadline. “We foresee much of these savings to be passed directly to patients in the way of lower out-of-pocket costs for their prescription drug needs,” said Tegenu. A Market Ready, Willing and Able to Compete Response to the RxParadigm model has been nothing short of dramatic. “The entire industry realizes that the basic inequalities inherent in the current system, where a few large players receive the greatest rebates, have stifled competition and fueled drug cost increases,” said Moses Asom, CEO of Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation, which became a charter member of RxParadigm in January of this year. “RxParadigm opens up the current market by providing full transparency into unit cost discounts throughout the channel. With new strategies to increase the buying power of retail pharmacies and make them more competitive, the industry can now provide more services to the client. These initiatives are long past due and are sure to foster a more responsive and less costly health care delivery system.” About RxParadigm RxParadigm delivers transparency and competitiveness to the prescription drug marketplace. Founded by industry veteran Mesfin Tegenu, RxParadigm is reworking the opaque system of how prescription drug rebates are offered and how drug prices are negotiated to reduce the cost and increase availability of life-saving therapeutics to the American public. By neutralizing the PBM market imbalance, RxParadigm provides regional plans and pharmacy benefit management companies with the same economic advantages their larger competitors enjoy, along with the tools they need, including ease of payment for gene therapy, to differentiate themselves and provide more value to the marketplace. www.rxparadigm.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005355/en/ CONTACT: Media: Denise DiMeglio [email protected] 610-228-2102 KEYWORD: DELAWARE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL HEALTH OTHER HEALTH HOSPITALS HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL SOURCE: RxParadigm Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Speech and Language therapy services will be covered – HSE

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Facebook Previous articleCouncil seeking approval to carry out dredging in Finn ValleyNext articleEnda McGinley says Donegal are offensively stronger than Tyrone News Highland Speech and Language therapy services will be covered – HSE By News Highland – June 5, 2019 The HSE has issued a statement saying that cover is being provided to ensure continuity of Speech & Language Therapy Services in West Donegal over the coming months.In a statement this afternoon, the HSE says two leaves are commencing, one assigned to the Social Care School Age Disability Service based at the Public Services Centre in Dungloe, the other to the Primary Care Service based in the Community Hospital Dungloe.In the event that cover cannot be approved, or if approved and unable to be filled, the overall staffing resources within the Donegal Speech and Language Therapy service will be reviewed by the service manager. In order to provide cover to caseloads in areas with unfilled posts, there may be a temporary reallocation of staff from other service areas in the county.The HSE says arrangements are currently underway to provide cover, and as per service practice, Speech and Language Therapy service users will be managed on a clinical prioritisation basis.Funding has been made available for an additional Speech & Language therapist in the School Age Disability Service. The recruitment process is currently underway and the aim is to fill this post by September 2019. This will support the provision of cover for the duration of the maternity leaves. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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