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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Episcopal News Service] Mientras en el Congreso sigue la disputa sobre la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible, el Grupo de Pensión de la Iglesia y la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal están instando a los legisladores a aprobar un proyecto de ley para rectificar lo que ven como un fallo en la ley relacionado con la Iglesia.La Ley de Atención Médica Asequible [ACA, por su sigla en inglés] tiene por objeto  que el cuidado preventivo de la salud —incluida la planificación familiar y servicios afines— resulte más accesible para los estadounidenses sin seguros.En la actualidad, los individuos y familias de bajos y medianos ingresos que. Por otra parte, no tienen derecho a un seguro de salud público o patrocinado por un empleador, podrán solicitar subsidios en la forma de créditos contributivos para ayudarles a comprar un seguro de salud a través de las nuevas bolsas de seguros de salud recién establecidas. La inscripción en los planes que ofrecen esas bolsas deben comenzar el 1 de octubre y la cobertura y los subsidios comienzan en enero.Sin embargo, según la ley y sus actuales reglas de aplicación, a diferencia de la mayoría de los planes de salud, los planes de salud de la Iglesia no pueden ofrecerse en las bolsas de seguros de salud estatales o federales. Por consiguiente, clérigos y laicos inscritos en los mismos y que tendrían derecho por razón de sus ingresos, no tienen acceso a esos créditos contributivos basados en sus primas.El Grupo de Pensión de la Iglesia y la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales apoyan la Ley del Plan de Salud para la Iglesia de 2013 (Proyecto de Ley del Senado 1164), la cual permitiría a los empleados el derecho a seguir comprando su seguro a través de los planes de la Iglesia y el tener acceso a los créditos contributivos por los que pueden optar los empleados que compran sus seguros en los planes de salud comerciales a través de bolsas, conocidas también como el Mercado de Seguros de Salud.Sin embargo, el proyecto de ley no contempla un tratamiento contributivo especial para clérigos y empleados laicos que tienen derecho a créditos semejantes a los que la AFL-CIO solicitó recientemente para sus miembros. La federación del trabajo quiere planes de salud sindicales con patronos múltiples, y también mantiene que queden exentos de impuestos las contribuciones a los planes de salud, un beneficio que de otro modo se le ofrece a los individuos que reciben los créditos contributivos a través del mercado. El gobierno de Obama ha denegado la solicitud de la AFL-CIO.El Grupo de Pensión de la Iglesia calcula que alrededor del 6% de los clérigos y el 16% de los empleados laicos que están inscritos en la actualidad en los planes del Consorcio Médico de la Iglesia Episcopal [The Episcopal Church Medical Trust] tendría derecho a un “importante crédito contributivo sobre la prima si la ley se aprobara”, dijo a ENS Frank Armstrong, vicepresidente primero y actuario principal del Grupo de Pensiones de la Iglesia, en una respuesta por escrito a preguntas enviadas por correo electrónico.El consorcio Médico ofrece una variedad de planes de salud a clérigos y empleados laicos episcopales. El consorcio Médico administra esas ofertas, mediante contratos con importantes compañías aseguradoras (tales como UnitedHealthcare) y les paga una tarifa por tener acceso a sus redes de proveedores y reclamar pago de servicios.Armstrong hizo notar que un empleado puede tener derecho a créditos contributivos de primas si él o ella tiene un ingreso familiar entre el 100% y el 400% del Nivel Federal de la Pobreza (aproximadamente de $24.000 a $94.000 de ingreso anual para una familia de cuatro en 2014, según información que puede obtenerse aquí.)Además, deben poder demostrar que no tienen acceso a un seguro médico asequible a través de su empleador. La cobertura se define como asequible cuando la contribución que se exige del empleado por él solo no excede el 9,5% del ingreso familiar. El empleado también tendría que comprar cobertura a través de las bolsas del cuidado de la salud e incluirlo en su declaración de impuestos (conjunta si está casado) para obtener el crédito contributivo.Armstrong dijo que “poquísimos” participantes del Consorcio Médico pagan la totalidad o la mayor parte de sus primas del seguro de salud. “De hecho, la mayoría de los empleadores pagan la totalidad o la mayor parte de las coberturas de salud individuales tanto para clérigos como para empleados laicos, razón por la cual son tan pocos los que tienen derecho a créditos contributivos sobre las primas conforme a la orientación [federal] actual”.Jayce Hafner, analista de política nacional de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia, dijo a Episcopal News Service que “parece desafortunado que la Iglesia Episcopal, una organización que trabajó tanto a favor de la aprobación de la ACA, deba ser excluida de [todos los] beneficios de esta ley”.“Si la Ley del Plan de Salud para la Iglesia 2013 no se aprueba, algunos empleados de la Iglesia Episcopal perderán algún incentivo económico para inscribirse en planes de salud que están específicamente diseñados para su profesión”, añadió ella, tales como un beneficio especial del Consorcio Médico que cubre la participación en “agrupaciones de colegas” facilitado por clérigos y consejeros autorizados de la Iglesia para tratar con presiones vocacionales y profesionales.La defensa de la Iglesia a favor del acceso universal al cuidado de la salud se remonta por lo menos a 1994, cuando la Convención General aprobó la Resolución A057, la cual, en parte, le hace saber a la Iglesia que ese acceso “a servicios de salud económicos y de calidad [debe] considerarse necesario para toda la población”.La Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales envió una carta el 26 de septiembre a los miembros del Congreso en que les instaba a aprobar la Ley del Plan de Salud de la Iglesia.El Grupo de Pensión de la Iglesia ha publicado en su página web información acerca de la propuesta  Ley del Plan de Salud de la Iglesia y un modelo de carta para que los participantes la usen para escribirles a sus senadores federales instándoles a apoyar el proyecto de ley.Dos senadores demócratas, Mark Pryor, de Arkansas y Chris Coons, de Delaware, presentaron la Ley del Plan de Salud de la Iglesia en junio. Coons la definió como el arreglo “de un problema de sentido común”.La Alianza Eclesiástica —una coalición de 37 juntas de beneficios de iglesias que abarca todas las denominaciones protestantes históricas, dos ramas del judaísmo y escuelas e instituciones catolicorromanas— la cual ofrece beneficios de atención sanitaria a más de un millón de clérigos y trabajadores laicos, también apoya el proyecto de ley del Senado. La Iglesia Episcopal pertenece a esa alianza.Sin embargo, las posibilidades de que el proyecto de ley resulte aprobado están sujetas a la lucha política que rodea la ley federal de atención médica que sus adversarios han apodado “Obamacare”.“Es un escenario complicado en el Congreso. Algunos miembros del Congreso reconocen que la ACA, si bien es efectiva y global, necesita algunas mejoras y ellos están tratando de allanar esos obstáculos”, dijo Hafner. “No obstante, hay otros miembros del Congreso que se oponen vehementemente a la ACA, y que preferirían mantener la ley tal como está mientras laboran por derogarla, en lugar de esforzarse en perfeccionarla. Estos actores están haciéndole difícil a otros miembros el actualizar, extender y avanzar la ACA”.Y el 12 de septiembre en su 41ª. votación contra la Ley de la Atención Médica Asequible, en todo o en parte, la Cámara de Representantes aprobó la Ley de No Subsidios Sin Verificación (H.R. 2775). El proyecto de ley se opone a una regulación promulgada en julio por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanitarios (HHS) del gobierno federal que daba alguna flexibilidad a las bolsas de seguros de salud administradas por los estados cuando examinaban si las personas tenían derechos a créditos contributivos sobre las primas de seguros. Los republicanos dijeron que la flexibilidad permitiría que personas sin méritos tuvieran derecho a los créditos, y el gobierno de Obama dice que la regulación ha sido malinterpretada. La ley se espera que muera en el Senado.Entre tanto, el liderazgo de la mayoría republicana en la Cámara de Representantes han dicho que está dispuesta a que el gobierno federal deje de funcionar, al rehusar autorizarlo a contraer préstamos una vez pasado el último día de septiembre, a menos que se prive a la ACA de su financiación. Una vez más, es improbable que esa movida sobreviva una votación en el Senado dominado por los demócratas. El 25 de septiembre, el Senado hizo avances hacia la aprobación de una versión del proyecto de ley de la Cámara de Representantes que mantiene al gobierno funcionando, pero no suprime la financiación de la ACA.Otros impactos posiblesAlgunos observadores han predicho que si los créditos contributivos no se extendieran a los clérigos y empleados laicos con derecho a ellos, los clérigos y empleados laicos de bajos a medianos ingresos intentarán abandonar los planes [de salud] denominacionales y comprarán cobertura de seguros en las bolsas. Otros se han preguntado si algunos empleadores pondrían énfasis en que harían esto para mitigar sus propios costos de cobertura de seguros [de salud].“Si un empleado pude presentar un certificado de que él o ella tiene derecho a un crédito contributivo de su prima de seguro [de salud], esto se consideraría una exclusión permisible [del Plan de Salud Denominacional]”, dijo Armstrong del Grupo de Pensión de la Iglesia, reiterando que la CPG cree que “poquísimos” clérigos y empleados laicos episcopales tendrán derecho a los créditos.Armstrong hizo notar que los participantes del Consorcio Médico de la Iglesia Episcopal que opten por comprar cobertura en el mercado perderán cualesquiera contribuciones que actualmente esté haciendo su empleador para cubrir el costo de su seguro; y los pagos de las primas hechos por el empleado hacia la cobertura del mercado no pueden hacerse sobre las ingresos brutos.Además, según Armstrong, esas personas que tienen derecho por razón de sus ingresos, posiblemente tendrían que “comprar más caro” a fin de obtener un plan de mercado que ofrezca la misma cobertura que el empleado tiene ahora a través del Plan de Salud Denominacional. La mayoría de los planes del Consorcio Médico están clasificados como “de oro” o “de platino” y también ofrecen beneficios secundarios tales como cobertura oftalmológica, planes de ayuda al empleado y servicios de promoción de la salud, pero lo créditos contributivos de las primas se basaran en los costos de los planes de “plata” del mercado.(Una breve explicación de los “niveles metálicos” de los planes puede encontrarse aquí.)“Existen también otras consecuencias impositivas y económicas a considerar”, dijo Armstrong. “Sugerimos enfáticamente que cada empleado hable con un asesor financiero o de impuestos durante el proceso de decisión”.Entre tanto, según Armstrong, “el Consorcio Médico no está excesivamente preocupado respecto a la posibilidad de los empleadores de la Iglesia que insten a sus empleados a excluirse el DHP a fin de atenuar los gastos del empleador” dado el pequeño número de empleados que se espera participen.“Es más, a diferencia de las compañías que tienen un carácter lucrativo, el Consorcio Médico tiene presente los mejores intereses de la Iglesia y de nuestros participantes y creemos que los empleadores de la Iglesia son del mismo sentir”, agregó él.Un asunto relacionado con los enfoques de implantación de la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible es una parte de la ley que permite a los empleadores con menos del equivalente a 50 empleados de jornada completa, durante un período específico, dejar de ofrecer cobertura de salud a sus empleados sin ser penados conforme a la cláusula de la ACA sobre Responsabilidad Compartida del Empleador. El gobierno de Obama ha diferido la puesta en práctica de esta cláusula hasta 2015.Armstrong dijo que la entrada en vigor de esa cláusula no sobreseería los requisitos canónicos de la Resolución A177 de la Convención General de 2009, la cual estableció el Plan de Salud Denominacional e impuso que se le proporcionaran beneficios de salud a los clérigos y empleados laicos que tuvieran derecho a ellos.Entérese de más al respectoPara más información sobre cómo funcionan los créditos contributivos de las primas, visite esa parte de la página web HealthCare.gov del gobierno federal.La Fundación de la Familia Kaiser tiene una calculadora de subsidios aquí.El Centro para Prioridades del Presupuesto y la Política tiene un documento sobre preguntas frecuentes respecto a los créditos contributivos sobre las primas aquí.El Sindicato de Consumidores ha creado folletos, estado por estado, en los que explica cómo funcionan los créditos contributivos y cómo tener derechos a ellos en cada estado. Esa información también se encuentra disponible aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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MLA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura

first_img “COPY” Brazil Projects MLA House / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveMLA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura 2014 Year:  Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790434/mla-house-bernardes-plus-jacobsen-arquitetura Clipboard Houses ArchDaily Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 13 Share Area:  1490 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Photographs:  Leonardo Finotti Interior Design:Eza Viegas/ Jacobsen ArquiteturaInterior Design Team:Isabel Benoliel, Heloisa Zarpelon, Mariana Leme, Caroline Oliveira.Landscape Design:Isabel DupratLighting Design:Studio IluzAuthor:Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo JacobsenTeam:Edgar Murata, Christian Rojas, Rafael Henrique de Oliveira, Luiz Guilherme Martinelli, Maya Leal.City:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiText description provided by the architects. An urban house, but nevertheless cozy, warm but open to the surroundings, light but also full of shadows, with modern engineering and using natural materials. These were the first clear concepts agreed with the owners for their future home in the Jardins neighborhood of São Paulo.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiTo this end, we thought to occupy the plot with a single volume that ran parallel to one of its sides, with a view of the dense garden created in front of this prism. The living and dining room — with a double-height ceiling — was centered in this volume and also features an indoor garden throughout the circulating area. The bedrooms, on the first floor, occupy the two ends of the volume and communicate via a walkway that bisects the double-height living room.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSeeking the best angle for sunlight and the most privacy, the pool and terrace were located in the back of the grounds. Large roof eaves, slender structure, transparencies and wood and stone finishing sought to achieve the sensations idealized by the couple for their house.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessRising from the Ashes: Krakow University Student Creates Vision for the Volcanic Isl…ArticlesConstructing The Floating Piers: How the Last Great Work of Christo and Jean-Claude …Architecture News Share MLA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790434/mla-house-bernardes-plus-jacobsen-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJacobsen ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloSao PauloBrazilPublished on June 30, 2016Cite: “MLA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura” 30 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Legacy income up but growth rate slows, Legacy Foresight figures show

first_img Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Finance legacies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Melanie May | 17 May 2018 | Newscenter_img Legacy income saw a like-for-like growth of 4.6% in the year to 31 March, but the growth rate has stalled slightly, according to Legacy Foresight’s latest figures.In the year to 31 March, Legacy Foresight’s 83 Legacy Monitor members received £1.5bn in legacy income. However, although income rose year-on-year, recent growth rates have slowed, with total income slightly lower than the figures reported in February’s Bulletin, which showed a 5.1% growth in the year to 31 December 2017.According to Legacy Foresight, the most likely causes for the recent slowdown are a subdued economy and a slowdown in bequest numbers since the latter part of last year. It reports that in the year to March 2018 consortium members received a total of 52,981 bequests, down slightly (-1.2%) on the same period last year. This recent fall in bequest numbers is likely to suppress legacy income over the next few quarters, Legacy Foresight states. Legacy Foresight also suggests that the subdued economy is likely to have a continued impact on two important drivers of average residual values house prices and share prices, Over the past 12 months average residual values were £59,700, compared to the record high of £60,600 reported three months ago.However, there was another increase in the average value of cash gifts in the year to March, rising to £4,150, slightly up from the previous high of £4,100 back in Q3 2016. In addition, the long cold winter of 2017/18 resulted in a significant increase in deaths according to the latest mortality statistics, which in turn is likely to feed through to higher legacy notifications in the second part of this year.This year’s programme benchmarks 83 of the UK’s charities, which together account for 51% of the legacy market. Legacy Foresight’s next quarterly data will be available in August 2018  87 total views,  1 views today  88 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Legacy income up but growth rate slows, Legacy Foresight figures showlast_img read more

Sud-Kivu journalists – victims of violence and impunity

first_img News News June 12, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sud-Kivu journalists – victims of violence and impunity to go further Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian On the eve of the eighth anniversary of Radio Okapi journalist Serge Maheshe’s murder in Bukavu, the capital of the eastern province of Sud-Kivu, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Sud-Kivu authorities to do more to protect journalists and to not let the constants threats against them go unpunished.Sud-Kivu journalists staged a march through Bukavu on 9 June, four days before the anniversary, to press the authorities to take the threats more seriously and give them better protection.They handed in a memo to the provincial governor’s office condemning the high level of violence to which journalists are exposed and the continuing impunity, referecing the murders of Maheshe, on 13 June 2007, and another Radio Okapi journalist, Didace Namujimbo, on 29 November 2009. “The Sud-Kivu authorities must take threats against journalists seriously and, when appropriate, conduct thorough judicial investigations,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“In 2009, we condemned the trial fiasco with Maheshe’s accused murderers and the tragic consequence of inaction by the authorities, namely Namujimbo’s murder. Since then, there has been no progress with protecting journalists or punishing their murderers. As a result, all journalists in the eastern DRC are in great danger.”All those convicted as perpetrators in the Maheshe and Namujimbo murders managed to escape from prison and have never been re-arrested. Those who masterminded these murders have never been identified or sought by the police.Harassed by officialsNot only do the authorities fail to protect journalists but, worse still, they are often the source of the threats against them.Current targets include Donat Musema of community radio Iriba FM. He has been getting serious threats from an employee of the governor’s office ever since he broadcast a speech delivered in Bukavu by Vital Kamerhe, a former supporter of President Kabila who is now an opponent.Since filing a complaint about the threats, Musema and his supporters have been harassed by persons close to the provincial authorities, who are pressing them to withdraw the complaint and settle out of court.Other journalists have also recently been the targets of intimidation in Bukavu, which Reporters Without Borders dubbed the “city of murders” in its 2009 report.Ernest Muhero and Ricky Ombeni, two respected journalists with Radio Mandeleo, have been receiving anonymous threats for covering stories linked to land disputes. Jean Chrysostome Kijana, a journalist who heads a group called Inter Médias Grands Lacs, received an SMS death threat a few months ago.In Minembwe, in Sud-Kivu’s Fizi upland region, a militia commander with the rank of colonel regularly makes threatening phone messages to Vedast Ngabo and Runyambo Kasi, two journalists with community radio Tuungane who criticized his militia’s harassment of the local population.To read the report of RSF’s detailed investigation into the Maheshe and Namujimbo cases, click here.Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica News News February 18, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo February 24, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Alchemist Earth Food tasting session this Saturday

first_imgLinkedin Previous articleThe Expert Comment – Joe DelaneyNext articleSlow Food Ireland members can avail of discounts admin Advertisement Print Facebook NewsAlchemist Earth Food tasting session this SaturdayBy admin – March 26, 2009 512 center_img Twitter WhatsApp Alchemist Earth is holding a free food tasting at their store on 10 Sarsfield St in Limerick. The tasting will be held from noon to  4pm on this Saturday, March 28thRegular Bedford Row Market stall holder and local artisan food producer, Gingergirl, will be in-store to offer tastings of her brown bread, foccacia bread, chutneys, jams and marmalades.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There will also be samples to taste from Alchemist Earth’s other gourmet ranges of organic cheese, crackers, tapanades, juices etc. Food lovers of all kinds are invited to drop in if you are in town. Emaillast_img read more

Shannon RFC and Limerick mourn passing of Pat O’Connor

first_imgLinkedin Email NewsLocal NewsShannon RFC and Limerick mourn passing of Pat O’ConnorBy admin – January 5, 2010 598 Advertisement Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img It’s with great regret and the deepest of sadness that members and friends of Shannon RFC learned of the passing of our vice President, Pat O’Connor. At 73 years of age, Pat succumbed to his health battle at 11pm on Monday 4th last in Milford Hospice and leaves behind a legacy of goodwill, dedication and unyielding commitment to Shannon RFC. Pat’s death will leave a massive void in the lives of those that knew him, and Shannon RFC may never see a man of his ilk, who worked tirelessly for the betterment of his beloved club.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A gentler more affable man you couldn’t meet, Pat was a man of quite purpose and his gentle nature belied his ruthless agenda when it came to the continuing success of Shannon.Pat O’Connor was a central figure to the success of Shannon in the AIB league over the years and whilst the players took the accolades, his role was every bit as important.As Chairman of Finance, Assistant Treasurer, Hon. Treasurer, Club Chairman and then Vice President, Pat led the club through some glorious times and it will be a source of great regret by Shannon’s members that his health prevented him from attaining the Presidency of the club.Pat has amassed a great many friends throughout the country and his absence at the customary pre match lunches with opposition teams will be noted with deep regret.It might come as a surprise to some within the club that he did actually run a business given his time dedicated to the club and probably the only other aspect of his life, bar his family, that vied for his attention as much as the club was his cattle.Memories of Pat O’Connor are thankfully, vast and happy. Everyone was referred to as “boss” and everyone treated with the utmost respect whether the issue was of major significance or a simple mundane matter. As long as the problem was about Shannon, it would be sorted.His spirit will remain and the drive and enthusiasm he had for Shannon RFC will live on in everything the club achieves in the future.To his wife Kate, daughters Jane and Trish, his son Noel and brother Noel and his extended family, the thoughts and sympathies of everyone in Shannon RFC and beyond  are with ye.Pat, you will be missed by all, May you rest in peace. Print Twitter Previous articleGive it a TriNext articleMunster v Scarlets pitch update adminlast_img read more

Utah police: Avalanche killed 4 local backcountry skiers

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Salt Lake County Sheriff Search and Rescue crews respond to the top of Millcreek Canyon where four skiers died in an avalanche Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, near Salt Lake City. Four other skiers were injured, authorities said. The Unified Police Department told local media that it was alerted to the avalanche about 11:40 a.m. after receiving a faint distress call from an avalanche beacon in the canyon. The skier-triggered avalanche swept up eight people in their early twenties to late thirties who were in two groups touring the backcountry, Unified Police Sgt. Melody Cutler told the Salt Lake Tribune. Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Local NewsUS News WhatsAppcenter_img Utah police: Avalanche killed 4 local backcountry skiers Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Previous articleCalifornia Pizza Kitchen Spreads the Love on Valentine’s Day by Bringing Back Its Popular Heart-shaped Pizza, Sweet Deal for Two Promotion and Sweepstakes, and MoreNext articlePOLL ALERT: Kansas out of Top 25 for 1st time in 12 years; Gonzaga, Baylor still 1-2; Michigan up to 3, then Ohio State Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Incyte Announces Acceptance and Priority Review of NDA for Ruxolitinib Cream for Atopic Dermatitis

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Previous articleTCF receives Greenwich Excellence Awards for U.S. Middle Market BankingNext articleBayern midfielder Tolisso out for 3 months with thigh injury Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  Twitter WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– Incyte (Nasdaq:INCY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for Priority Review the New Drug Application (NDA) for ruxolitinib cream, a selective JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor designed for topical application, as a treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD), a type of eczema. “Incyte’s deep understanding of the pathways involved in immune-mediated skin conditions led us to investigate the potential for ruxolitinib cream to address key factors associated with atopic dermatitis, that is, inflammation of the skin and itch,” said Jim Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Group Vice President, Inflammation & Autoimmunity, Incyte. “We are grateful to the people living with atopic dermatitis whose participation in our clinical trials helped generate the evidence to support this regulatory submission, and we look forward to working with the FDA as we seek to bring forward a new topical treatment for people living with this chronic skin disease.” The NDA is supported by data from the Phase 3 TRuE-AD clinical trial program, which included more than 1,200 people, age 12 years and older. Primary efficacy and safety results from both TRuE-AD trials were presented at the Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis Virtual Symposium in April 2020. Additional safety and efficacy data from the 44-week, open-label, long-term extension of both TRuE-AD1 and TRuE-AD2 were included in the NDA. Incyte submitted a priority review voucher (PRV) along with the NDA application for ruxolitinib cream. The use of the PRV shortens the review period by four months. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target action date is June 21, 2021. About Atopic Dermatitis Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin disease, affecting more than 21 million people in the United States and is characterized by inflammation and intense itch. Signs and symptoms of AD include irritated and itchy skin that can cause red lesions that may ooze and crust. Patients with AD are also more susceptible to bacterial, viral and fungal infections. About TRuE-AD The TRuE-AD clinical trial program consists of two randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled Phase 3 studies, TRuE-AD1 (NCT03745638) and TRuE-AD2 (NCT03745651), evaluating the safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib cream compared to vehicle (non-medicated cream) in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). Both studies enrolled more than 600 patients (age ≥12 years) diagnosed with AD for at least two years and who were candidates for topical therapy. Patients with an Investigator’s Global Assessment (IGA) score of 2 to 3, and with AD on 3% to 20% of their Body Surface Area (excluding scalp) were randomized 2:2:1 into one of three arms for eight weeks: ruxolitinib cream 0.75% applied twice daily (BID); ruxolitinib cream 1.5% applied BID; and vehicle. Participants who successfully completed an assessment at Week 8 were offered participation in the 44-week long-term safety treatment extension period with ruxolitinib cream 0.75% or 1.5% applied BID. The primary endpoint of the TRuE-AD studies was the proportion of participants achieving an Investigator’s Global Assessment Treatment Success (IGA-TS), defined as an IGA score of 0 (clear) or 1 (almost clear) with at least a 2-point improvement from baseline at Week 8. Key secondary endpoints include: the proportion of patients achieving at least a 75% improvement from baseline in the Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI-75) score, the proportion of participants with at least a 4-point improvement in the itch Numerical Rating Scale, and the proportion of participants with at least a 6-point improvement in the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Short Form – Sleep Disturbance (8b) 24-hour recall score. Additional secondary endpoints include mean percentage change from baseline in Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) score. The studies have also been tracking the frequency, duration and severity of adverse events associated with the use of ruxolitinib cream. TRuE-AD results presented at the 29th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress in October 2020 examined sleep quality, sleep depth and restoration associated with sleep, key quality of life measures for people with AD. For more information about the TRuE-AD studies, please visit http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03745638 and http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03745651. About Ruxolitinib Cream Ruxolitinib cream is a proprietary formulation of Incyte’s selective JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib that has been designed for topical application. Ruxolitinib cream is currently in Phase 3 development for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (TRuE-AD) and for the treatment of adolescents and adults with vitiligo (TRuE-V). Incyte has worldwide rights for the development and commercialization of ruxolitinib cream. About Incyte Dermatology Incyte’s science-first approach and expertise in immunology has formed the foundation of the company. In Dermatology, the Company’s research and development efforts are focused on leveraging our knowledge of the JAK-STAT pathway to identify and develop topical and oral therapies with the potential to modulate immune pathways driving uncontrolled inflammation and help restore normal immune function. Currently, Incyte is exploring the potential of JAK inhibition for a number of immune-mediated dermatologic conditions with a high unmet medical need, including atopic dermatitis, vitiligo and hidradenitis suppurativa. To learn more, visit the Dermatology section of Incyte.com. About Incyte Incyte is a Wilmington, Delaware-based, global biopharmaceutical company focused on finding solutions for serious unmet medical needs through the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics. For additional information on Incyte, please visit Incyte.com and follow @Incyte. Forward-Looking Statements Except for the historical information set forth herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements regarding the Company’s ongoing clinical development program for ruxolitinib cream as well as its dermatology program generally, and whether and when ruxolitinib cream will be approved for use in the U.S. or elsewhere for atopic dermatitis or any other indication, contain predictions, estimates and other forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including unanticipated developments in and risks related to: unanticipated delays; further research and development and the results of clinical trials possibly being unsuccessful or insufficient to meet applicable regulatory standards or warrant continued development; the ability to enroll sufficient numbers of subjects in clinical trials; determinations made by the FDA; the Company’s dependence on its relationships with its collaboration partners; the efficacy or safety of the Company’s products and the products of the Company’s collaboration partners; the acceptance of the Company’s products and the products of the Company’s collaboration partners in the marketplace; market competition; sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution requirements; greater than expected expenses; expenses relating to litigation or strategic activities; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005026/en/ CONTACT: Incyte: Media Jenifer Antonacci +1 302 498 7036 [email protected] Loveman +1 302 498 6171 [email protected] Cuca +1 302 498 7886 [email protected] Christine Chiou +1 302 274 4773 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DELAWARE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH PHARMACEUTICAL MANAGED CARE HEALTH FDA CLINICAL TRIALS SOURCE: Incyte Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/19/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/19/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005026/encenter_img Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Incyte Announces Acceptance and Priority Review of NDA for Ruxolitinib Cream for Atopic Dermatitis Facebooklast_img read more

Wells Fargo CEO Search Narrows

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News June 6, 2019 1,018 Views Wells Fargo is considering interim CEO Allen Parker as the permanent CEO, CNBC reports, despite announcements from Wells Fargo that the bank will be considering external candidates for CEO. CNBC’s sources state that “Parker’s two years at the bank have given him enough understanding of lingering problems to fix them quickly.”Parker took over as interim CEO following former CEO Tim Sloan’s announcement in March that he will retire, less than three years into his tenure running the bank. Sloan will step down at the end of June.According to Bloomberg, directors have asked senior executives for input on their CEO search, and some are lobbying for Parker to stay on as CEO, according to people familiar with the discussions.“Although I do not know Allen well personally, I do know that he’s very highly regarded both internally and externally, especially in legal and regulatory matters,” former Wells Fargo CEO and Chairman Richard Kovacevich said in an interview with Bloomberg.Wells Fargo previously stated that they will be considering only external candidates, though some have noted that Parker might count as an “outsider.” Morningstar Inc. analyst Eric Compton called Parker part of the “new wave.”“The main thing the market wants is someone who’s going to get the regulators off their backs and also take care of the asset cap pretty quickly,” Compton said.Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett recently weighed in on the search, suggesting that Wells Fargo should consider candidates from not just outside Wells Fargo, but outside of Wall Street.“They just have to come from someplace (outside Wells) and they shouldn’t come from Wall Street. They probably shouldn’t come from JPMorgan or Goldman Sachs,” Buffett told the Financial Times.“There are plenty of good people to run it (from the Wall Street banks), but they are automatically going to draw the ire of a significant percentage of the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and that’s just not smart,” Buffett stated. Previous: Trends in Homeowner Equity Next: Gateway First Bank Adds New CCO  Print This Post Tagged with: Banking CEO Wells Fargo Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Banking CEO Wells Fargo 2019-06-06 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Wells Fargo CEO Search Narrows Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. About Author: Seth Welborn Wells Fargo CEO Search Narrows Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

Eliminating ‘Redundancy and Inconsistency’ in Nonbank Regulation

first_img Related Articles Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Eliminating ‘Redundancy and Inconsistency’ in Nonbank Regulation Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Forbearance Plan Removals Could Increase in January Next: Brandon McGee Joins BSI Financial as VP Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2021-01-04 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Phil Hall The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A new report published by the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center calling for a re-examination of how federal regulators oversee nonbank mortgage servicers.The report, titled “Improving the Safety and Soundness of Nonbank Mortgage Servicers Will Require More Than Prudential Regulation,” challenges recommendations made in October by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), which proposed new prudential regulatory standards. The CSBS report advocated for a stronger role by state regulators over this sector.The Urban Institute report questioned the CSBS’s emphasis on the states by questioning if it would increase the redundancies and inconsistencies in the regulatory environment.“Nonbank regulation should be structured in a manner that not only keeps the system safe and sound but maximizes efficiency by eliminating redundancy and consistency,” stated the report, authored by Housing Finance Policy Center VP Laurie Goodman and Senior Research Associate Karan Kaul. “A fragmented regulatory regime that includes the federal government, states, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae is not conducive the achieving those outcomes. Additionally, given that the CSBS’s proposed capital and liquidity requirements are modeled after Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) requirements, it is unclear how applying the same standards at the state level would improve safety materially.”The report pointed out that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae already have a “pseudo-regulatory” infrastructure that oversees nonbank servicers, while the servicers are mandated to provide data to the agencies on all levels of loan activity along with quarterly reports detailing their financial health.“This close engagement is much more effective than simply setting minimum capital and liquidity standards because it allows the agencies to identify problems early and take corrective action,” the report said.The report also raised the question of whether the CSBS proposal offered a solution that was not attached to a pressing problem, remarking that nonbanks sell almost all of their production to the federal agencies and, as a result, do not burden themselves with credit risk.“The real risk they face is the timing delay between the payment of delinquent principal, interest, taxes, and insurance to relevant parties and the reimbursement of those advances by the GSEs and the FHA,” the report continued. “The GSEs reimburse after loans become four months delinquent, but the FHA does not do so until the loan is resolved through a short sale or foreclosure, a process that can take years. If there is a large increase in delinquencies that forces nonbanks to temporarily advance more cash than they had anticipated, the result can be a liquidity crunch.”The report proposed that the “most effective way to prevent future liquidity crises in the nonbank servicer sector” was to expand Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) membership to nonbanks, thus giving them access to emergency federal assistance that is available to bank depositories.“Paired with prudential regulation at the federal level, FHLB membership would give nonbanks much-needed access to stable federal funds through the cycle and significantly mitigate the perpetual liquidity risks the sector faces,” the report said. 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