Here’s how yesterday’s Great Fall of China compares with history’s worst stock market crashes

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: Global market turmoil Share Emma Haslett whatsapp Here’s how yesterday’s Great Fall of China compares with history’s worst stock market crashes whatsapp More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Traders around the world are nursing a hangover after massive falls in China precipitated a $1.6 trillion global wipeout on stock markets around the world.While the losses were worst in China, where markets fell as much as 8.7 per cent, markets across Europe, America and Africa were all hit hard. But how does yesterday compare with some of the worst market crashes in history? We’ve taken some of the market’s most painful days, looking at the falls from the peak of the market to its trough – and it’s not pretty. In percentage terms, recent falls in China measure up worse than the burst of the dot com bubble and Black Monday of 1987 – but still not quite as bad as the aftermath of Lehman Brothers in 2008, or the Great Crash of 1929. Tuesday 25 August 2015 6:00 pmlast_img read more

California issues cease-and-desist order to compounder run by major pharmaceutical wholesaler

first_imgPharmalot California issues cease-and-desist order to compounder run by major pharmaceutical wholesaler About the Author Reprints What’s included? [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED 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. Log In | Learn More 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. Tags CompoundingpharmaceuticalsSTAT+center_img GET STARTED What is it? Ed Silverman By Ed Silverman March 21, 2018 Reprints The state of California has issued a cease-and-desist order to a compounding business run by AmerisourceBergen (ABC), one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, and the move could jeopardize a key license the company holds in the state.The order was issued to Pharmedium Services, which the wholesaler bought in 2015, after an inspection by the state Board of Pharmacy found more than a dozen violations of federal law. These included failing to test components and to place dosage and usage instructions on labels. The compounder was also cited for assigning expiration dates for compounded medicines without “sound scientific support.” @Pharmalot Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. APStocklast_img read more

Sinn Féin membership surge in Laois following General Election 2020

first_img Twitter Electric Picnic Pinterest TAGSAidan MullinsFianna FailFine GaelJoe DunneJohn MartinSinn Fein Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sinn Féin membership surge in Laois following General Election 2020 Facebook By Megan Shiel – 11th March 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Sinn Féin have seen a huge rise in membership nationally since the 2020 General Election – a surge that has also been experienced by the party locally in Laois.Sinn Féin enjoyed their best ever General Election performance across the country with Brian Stanley topping the poll in Laois/Offaly with over 16,500 votes although the numbers are stacked against them in terms of leading the next government.During the Sinn Féin rallies that were held recently in Cork, Dublin and Newry it was highlighted that the party’s membership had grown by over 4,000.And Portarlington based Sinn Féin councillor Aidan Mullins has said that his party have experienced this rise in Laois too.“There has been a notable increase in applications in Laois post election,” he told LaoisToday though he wouldn’t specify exactly what their total membership is now in the county.“Applications have come from all across the county not just in the major towns but in rural areas as well.“Applicants are quite even in regards to male and female and a lot of them are younger and in 3rd level education.“Before the election there was a couple of hundred members.“We are still processing and accepting applicants but in the past few weeks there’s been upwards of 150 new members.”According to Director of Finance for the party nationally, Des Mackin, the party have received 4,200 membership applications and around 500 to join their youth wing.Speaking to the Irish Times, Mr Mackin said that this takes the party’s membership total to 15,000 – with the paper reporting Fine Gael have 25,000 while Fianna Fail have 20,000.We also spoke with Joe Dunne, Laois Fianna Fáil Chair.He said: “We have 600 paid up members across the county and about 1000 if you include associate members.“Membership is open during June so this is when we see new applicants.”John Martin, Constituency Secretary of the Fine Gael party in Laois said: “We have 273 registered Fine Gael members in Laois.“There is no constituency activity since the general election results became available.“Membership is usually renewed in the month of April and it will be interesting to note if there will be a huge drop in renewals.”While Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have branches all around the county there are six Sinn Fein branches in Laois – Portlaoise, Graiguecullen, Emo, Mountmellick, Portarlington and Borris-In-Ossory.SEE ALSO – Manager invited to visit Laois town ‘some dark night’ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleBrand new building in the works for Laois schoolNext articleClonaslee and Mountrath St Patrick’s Day parades the latest to be cancelled amid Coronavirus outbreak Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Home News Sinn Féin membership surge in Laois following General Election 2020 NewsPolitics Electric Picnic News last_img read more

Exports slump in April

first_imgCanadian Press Statistics Canada says merchandise exports declined 1.8 per cent in April, while imports increased 1.4 per cent, pushing the trade balance with the world to a deficit of $638 million from a surplus of $766 million in March. Exports fell to $42.8 billion, as declines in exports of energy products and metal and non-metallic mineral products were partially offset by an increase in shipments of forestry products and building and packaging materials. Canadian trade deficit grew in October Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Higher oil prices helped narrow Canada’s trade deficit to $4.2B in January Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Related news Keywords Exports Imports increased for a third consecutive month to a record $43.5 billion, with gains recorded in seven of 11 sectors, led by consumer goods. Exports to the United States edged down 0.2 per cent to $33 billion while imports climbed 0.3 per cent to $28.7 billion, reducing the trade surplus with that country to $4.3 billion from $4.4 billion in March. Exports to countries other than the United States fell 7.0 per cent to $9.8 billion in April, while imports from those countries increased 3.5 per cent to $14.7 billion. The trade deficit with those countries grew to $4.9 billion from $3.7 billion in March. Purchase of three icebreakers turns Canada’s August trade surplus into a deficitlast_img read more

TD Asset Management to streamline mutual funds lineup

first_img Keywords Fund mergersCompanies TD Asset Management Inc. TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM), the manager of TD Mutual Funds and TD Managed Assets Program Portfolios, on Friday announced proposed changes to several of its mutual funds. The company proposes to discontinue seven of its funds and merge them with other funds on Apr. 15, 2016. Each proposed merger is subject to regulatory approval and the approval of the securityholders of the discontinuing fund, according to the TDAM announcement. The mergers involving the TD Resource Fund are also subject to regulatory approval and the approval of the fund’s securityholders. Click here for the list of discontinuing and continuing funds. In addition to the proposed mergers, TDAM proposes to terminate five other funds. The company will seek securityholder approvals for the proposed mergers and the termination of the TD Canadian T-Bill Fund at a special meeting to be held on or about April 6, 2016 in Toronto. In addition, TDAM plans to terminate four mutual funds — TD Japanese Index Fund, TD Japanese Growth Fund, TD FundSmart Managed Maximum Equity Growth Portfolio and TD U.S. Equity Currency Neutral Portfolio — on or about April 15, 2016. The terminating funds will no longer accept additional investments effective Dec. 1. TDAM also proposes to change the investment strategies of TD Resource Fund to provide the fund with the flexibility to invest its assets in securities anywhere in the world. The change will be effective on or about Nov. 16. Related news CI Investments announces 30 fund mergers Horizons proposes merger of two cannabis ETFscenter_img New portfolios from IG Wealth Management IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Prepping for best interest standards

first_img Related news In June, the SEC adopted new rules, which establish a “best interest” conduct standard for broker-dealers and their reps when they recommend a transaction or investment strategy to retail investors. The new requirements take effect on June 30, 2020.Along with the new resources announced today, FINRA said that it will be holding several events for firms on the new rules in the months ahead, including a conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 18.“FINRA is committed to providing member firms with resources to assist in their implementation efforts,” said Robert Colby, executive vice president and chief legal officer with FINRA.The SRO also noted that it will be enforcing compliance with Reg BI as part of its routine compliance and enforcement efforts.“FINRA staff expects to work with SEC staff to ensure FINRA’s consistency in examining broker-dealers and their [reps] for compliance,” the SRO said, adding that it will be reviewing its own rules to determine whether any changes are needed to align them with the SEC’s rules.Last week, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) unveiled their own rule changes that will require firms and reps to prioritize clients’ best interests when addressing conflicts of interest and determining suitability, among other reforms.Those rules will take effect at the end of this year, subject to a two-year transition period. Investment firms, dealers face MiFID II review Keywords Best interest standardCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Canadian Securities Administrators, Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations written on folder filmfoto/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media FINRA to focus on retail investors in its reviews this year FCA seeks consumer duty standards With new “best interest” rules slated to take effect next year, U.S. industry self-regulatory organization (SRO) the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is providing firms with new compliance tools.FINRA announced that it has developed new resources to help investment firms comply with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new conduct rules, known as Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Jamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeries

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Wayne Blake and Esther Stephenson smile as they watch their infant son sleep in his hospital bed this morning (April 15) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.Somewhere in the hospital, surgeons are preparing for surgery to mend a hole in the one-year old’s heart. But, the parents feel none of the dread that one would expect, at the thought of a child undergoing such major surgery.In fact, they are relieved and happy that Dwayne’s heart will finally be mended, so he can live a long and normal life. “I just want him to grow up so we can play football,” is Mr. Blake simple wish for his young son.Dwayne is among 20 children, who will benefit from open heart surgery at the hospital over the next nine days.Parents, Wayne Blake and Esther Stephenson, spend quality time with son, Dwayne, before the one-year-old undergoes open heart surgery at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Wednesday (April 15). Approximately 20 children are to benefit from open heart surgery over the next nine days. The operations will be performed by a team from the United States-based Caribbean Heart Menders Association and the Congenital Heart Institute of Florida.The operations are being spearheaded by a team from the United States-based Caribbean Heart Menders Association and the Congenital Heart Institute of Florida.The volunteer team of about 10 medical personnel, among them two cardiac surgeons, arrived in the island on Tuesday to perform the operations. Jamaican doctors and nurses have collaborated with the team to provide care and support for the children and their families.Miss Stephenson says that although her son is a “very active child, who eats a lot,” the hole in his heart has prevented him from living a normal life. Dwayne was hospitalised for three months and wears a bag, which collects his waste. Cardiac surgeon, Dr. Jeff Jacobs, who is one of the Florida-based doctors, tells JIS News that without this operation, Dwayne may die within a year. “After the surgery, in which we will mend the hole, he will go on to live a happy normal life until age 80 or 90, having grandchildren,” he says.Wayne Blake (left) and Esther Stephenson, whose one-year old son Dwayne, underwent heart surgery at the Bustamante Hospital for Children this morning Wednesday (April 15), meet with cardiac surgeons, Dr. Jeff Jacobs, (second right) and Dr. Kamal Pourmoghadam, before the operation. Approximately 20 children are to benefit from open heart surgery over the next nine days. The operations will be performed by a team from the United States-based Caribbean Heart Menders Association and the Congenital Heart Institute of Florida.Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr. Lambert Innis, tells JIS News that the operation is free of charge to the parents, and each case is referred to the programme by the hospital. “We are very ecstatic about the surgeries and all will go well,” Dr. Innis says.Each surgery will last about five hours and between seven to 10 days after the operation, the children should be able to return home with their parents.The Florida-based team in collaboration with local surgeons has conducted heart surgeries at Bustamante Hospital since 2000, under the Cardiac Surgery Programme. The group has made three visits to the facility and has operated on 26 patients. RelatedJamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeries RelatedJamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeriescenter_img RelatedJamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeries Jamaican Children Benefit From Life-Saving Heart Surgeries CultureApril 15, 2009last_img read more

Minister Ng announces tabling of Ottawa Group’s Trade and Health Initiative at WTO General Council

first_imgMinister Ng announces tabling of Ottawa Group’s Trade and Health Initiative at WTO General Council From: Global Affairs CanadaNow more than ever, Canadians rely on open, transparent, and rules-based international trade that minimizes disruptions for essential goods-especially medicines and medical supplies.Now more than ever, Canadians rely on open, transparent, and rules-based international trade that minimizes disruptions for essential goods-especially medicines and medical supplies.Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, announced that the Canada-led Ottawa Group Trade and Health Initiative was presented to the WTO General Council for discussion, in Canada’s continued response to the global health impact and unprecedented economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. /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:business, Canada, coronavirus, council, covid-19, Export, global health, Government, health, Impact, International trade, Minister, Ottawa, pandemic, Small Business, trade, WTOlast_img read more

How to stay motivated during finals

first_imgAvoid comparing stressStress feeds off of stress, especially around finals. During this time, it can become commonplace for people to talk about how little sleep they’re getting or how many cups of coffee they need to get through the day, among other sacrifices. This type of comparison is often referred to as “stress bragging” and can negatively impact our mental health. In many cases, it sets the expectation that in order to be successful, we must sacrifice our own self-care. Instead of comparing how much additional stress you’ve taken on in the name of finals, work to prioritize self-care as a part of your study plan and encourage others to do the same.  Health PromotionHealth Promotion is offering weekly programs to help you navigate change, plan for the future, practice self-care and finish the semester strong.More Finals Resources Disability ServicesDisability Services is offering a free Preparing for Finals workshop on Friday, Apr. 23. This workshop will cover test-taking strategies and tips for creating an effective study schedule. Take breaksPulling all-nighters and studying for hours on end can do more harm than good. As you plan out your study sessions, be sure to include breaks. Taking a step back can help us relieve stress and better retain information. If you’re not sure where to begin, follow the Pomodoro method:Set a timer for 25 minutes to focus on one task.When the timer goes off, take a 5 minute break to walk around, grab a snack or chat with a friend.Repeat this cycle three more times (25 minutes working, 5 minute breaks).After you’ve completed all four rounds, take a 30-minute break to refresh.This method of studying is a great way to help you focus on one task at a time. It also has built-in breaks, so you can stay hydrated, eat snacks, connect with friends and give your brain a break. Ask for helpAsking for help can be difficult, even when we need it. However, it’s important to remember that your friends, family, peers and professors all want you to succeed. There are a variety of resources on campus for academic help before finals. If you’re not sure about expectations or need clarification on an assignment, contact your professor or TA. They will be able to provide you with more information to help you get started. If you’re struggling to stay motivated or cope with stress and anxiety around finals, consider reaching out to a friend or family member. Let them know what you’re going through and how they can help you get through this. Staying connected with loved ones is an important factor in managing stress and feeling supported. After a long semester of ups and downs, it can be challenging to stay motivated through finals week. Here are a few tips to help you stay motivated to finish strong. Remember this is temporaryIt’s important to remember that your grades are not a reflection of your value or self-worth. How you do on your exams also won’t determine the rest of your life. Things might feel difficult right now, but you will get through it. The stress you feel may be overwhelming, but it is temporary and it will pass. Evaluate your expectationsIt’s important to check in with ourselves periodically to evaluate our expectations. In most cases, if you’re pressuring yourself to be perfect, it may hinder your ability to actually perform well. This is because stress often feeds off of unrealistic expectations and pressure. Talking to a friend can offer some perspective and help you let go of things that may not be worth your mental energy.Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is also here to provide insight and perspective for students who may be struggling. They provide drop-in consultations on Mondays and Thursdays through e-Let’s Talk. RechargeLong days of studying and preparing for finals can leave us feeling drained. One way to overcome this kind of motivational slump is to create a list of things that make you feel energized. Think about what you look forward to most during the day or activities that can help you recharge. If you don’t have anything that you’re looking forward to, be sure to intentionally add something to your schedule each day. It could be anything from connecting with friends or listening to uplifting music to going outside or taking a nap. Making time for the things that give you energy can boost your mood and motivation heading into finals.  Listen to your bodyAs we prepare for finals, it’s important to listen to our bodies and make sure all of our basic needs are being met. You can do this by using the HALT method:H: Are you hungry?A: Are you angry?L: Are you lonely?T: Are you tired?If you answered yes to any of these questions, try to address those needs first. When our basic needs go unmet, it can make studying more difficult. For instance, if you’re feeling “hangry” or tired, it may cause you to lose motivation, focus or lash out at friends or classmates. It’s a good practice to check in with yourself regularly throughout the day, especially in times of high stress when it may be easier to forget the basics.  Health and Wellness resourcesHealth and Wellness Services has a number of resources available to help you finish the semester strong.Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)Counseling and Psychiatric Services offers drop-in services through e-Let’s Talk. You can meet with a provider briefly to discuss worries, anxiety, depression, academic concerns, relationships and more. They also provide weekly workshops that cover a variety of topics, including stress management, healthy habits and meditation.last_img read more

Chancellor recognizes student-employee of the year and other 2020–21 nominees

first_img From Hunter Sherraden’s nominatorsHunter represents the best of CU Boulder and has been a huge asset to our team in the last year.” Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCelebrateCampus Community For the past two years due to the pandemic, Chancellor Philip DiStefano hasn’t been able to attend one of his favorite events of the year, the student-employee of the year luncheon.Held each April, the luncheon recognizes the impact the several thousand CU Boulder student-employees have on campus each year. The event also honors the student-employee of the year, as well as other student nominees from across campus.  Student-employee of the year Hunter Sherraden Published: May 13, 2021 This year during a virtual ceremony, the award went to Hunter Sherraden, a senior majoring in integrative physiology who works as a journey leader mentor in the New Student and Family Programs office on campus. Max Gannett, a junior majoring in information science, was recognized as runner up.The fact that Sherraden’s nominators described him as a “huge asset to our team in the last year” wasn’t a surprise to the chancellor. “We depend on the invaluable contributions of students like Hunter, Max and all of our student-employees for the efficient and effective operation of the campus, and this year has been particularly challenging,” said DiStefano.  “We hope it’s mutually beneficial so that student-employees can defray the cost of their education, benefit from connections and community on campus, and perhaps prepare themselves for the job market upon graduation. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of student-employees, and Max and Hunter are exemplary leaders,” DiStefano said.Learn more about Student EmploymentScience videographer for the National Snow and Ice Data Center, social media specialist with Fiske Planetarium, peer advisor with the Office of Financial Aid––these are just a slice of the plethora of jobs listed on the CU Boulder Student Jobs site and also represent the array of work experience students can gain through campus employment.Students who would like to be notified weekly of all the new job announcements available for CU students can subscribe to the Student Employment email list by sending an email from their address to: [email protected] with the contents “subscribe [email protected]” “Hunter is a relational leader who challenges our team of students and professional staff and peers to do better.” One of Hunter’s accomplishments over the past year has been his work on our student leader orientation presentation called Being a Buff, which is a peer-to-peer presentation our Journey Leaders present to our new incoming students at orientation during fall and spring welcomes…He is also always one of the first people to volunteer to present and is a strong public speaker who is willing to share his own personal story and be vulnerable with the students about his own experiences as a new student on campus.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more