Deutsche Bank to end business activities relating to coal

first_img whatsapp The policy trails announcements made earlier this year in which the lender committed to new sustainability targets and the issuance of the bank’s first green bond. Angharad Carrick Deutsche Bank also said that it would not finance new projects in the Arctic or oil sand projects, effective immediately. The new fossils fuel policy applies to financing as well as capital market transactions. Deutsche Bank has revamped its approach to fossil fuels, saying it will end global business activities related to coal mining by 2025 at the latest. The lender had previously set itself a three-year objective of reducing its loan exposures to coal-fired power plants by 20 per cent, which it achieved at the end of last year. “Our new Fossil Fuels Policy sets us a strict framework for our business activities in the oil, gas and coal sector,” said chief executive Christian Sewing, who also chairs the bank’s Sustainability Council. Monday 27 July 2020 2:22 pm whatsapp He added: “In its current form, the Policy sets us ambitious targets and enables us to help our long-standing clients with their own transformation. It will allow us to play our part in protecting the climate and helping the EU to achieve its goal of being climate neutral by 2050.” center_img Deutsche Bank to end global business activities in coal mining by 2025 Also Read: Deutsche Bank to end global business activities in coal mining by 2025 However Urgewald, a non-profit environmental and human rights organisation, said that while Deutsche Bank’s announcement was a welcome step forward it was “still too little, too late”. The new policy contains new guidelines for coal power that prescribe how it should treat business activities with energy firms that are more than 50 per cent dependent on coal. It said it will “only offer financing to these companies in future if they present credible diversification plans.” Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndo “Compared to international competitors the bank is still lagging behind on climate,” it said, pointing to BNP Paribas and RBS, now Natwest, as front runners. Share Get the news as it happens by following City A.M. on Twitter.  Also Read: Deutsche Bank to end global business activities in coal mining by 2025 Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Access to benefits focus of VA Secretary’s visit to Point Hope, Kotzebue

first_imgAging | Community | Family | Federal Government | Government | Health | Military | Nation & World | NorthwestAccess to benefits focus of VA Secretary’s visit to Point Hope, KotzebueAugust 18, 2015 by Emily Russell, KNOM Share:Point Hope’s old townsite. (Photo by Emily Russell/KNOM)Walking amongst the old sod and whalebone houses on the edge of the Bering Sea, it’s easy to let the world around you fade away. We’ve come to Point Hope, Alaska, one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in North America, 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle.The barrier between the old abandoned town site and the new community is the airport, which sees multiple small-plane departures and arrivals each day, though today is a bit different. Today a pearly white plane is parked on the runway. On the side it reads “United States of America,” which feels like a million miles away from where we are.McDonald at a listening session in Point Hope. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KNOM)The official aircraft came all the way from Washington DC to made good on a request from local. Leonard Barger, Transportation Director of the Native Village of Point Hope, wrote to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, last year requesting a visit to honor the community’s veterans.Barger explained the importance of McDonald’s visit to the 49thstate. With the highest number of veterans per capita in the country, even the most remote communities throughout Alaska have vets. Along with Point Hope, Barger acknowledged the veterans in communities like Barrow, Point Lay, and Unalakleet. “All these people in Alaska, they’re going to Afghanistan,” Barger said, “they’re leaving their family, but they’re serving their country, they’re sacrificing their lives for us.”Along with visiting Point Hope, McDonald also held a listening session that day in Kotzebue. It took Walter Sampson, a Vietnam vet living in Kotzebue, 11 years to get serviced by the VA in Anchorage, a 500-mile journey and a $600 plane ticket away from home. Sampson made sure to remind McDonald of the unique challenges that many of Alaska’s vets face in accessing the benefits they’ve earned.Whalebones welcome visitors to Point Hope. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KNOM)“Remember that we’re in bush Alaska,” Sampson said, “We’re in roadless communities.” While Fairbanks and Anchorage have the clinics, the VA officers, and the hospitals, he stressed that, “for bush Alaska we’ve got nothing at all.”Without the VA facilities and representatives, information has a hard time reaching vets in bush Alaska. Sampson expressed a feeling that many vets seemed to share. “As a veteran, do I really know who [the] VA is?” Sampson asked himself. “What benefits does it have for me?Sampson is frustrated by the convoluted nature of the VA support system, which often requires multiple phone calls, website logins, and, in the end a system too complex for its own good. McDonald was quick to acknowledge those inefficiencies.“Walter’s right,” McDonald admitted, “we’ve got too many 1-800 numbers, it’s too confusing.” With over 900 1-800 numbers and 14 websites that require different usernames and passwords, many vets get lost in the system before they ever get help. “We’re going to go to one 1-800 number, we’re going to go to one website,” McDonald promised, “it’s just too complex, we’ve got to simplify it, that’s what we’re working to do.”But a simplified system is only one step towards getting vets throughout Alaska the benefits they deserve. With McDonald gone and many questions left unanswered, the support system that seems the most promising comes from within the state.Chester Ballot, another Vietnam vet in Kotzebue, was trained in Anchorage as a tribal veteran representative and now works to sign up fellow vets to the VA. The Alaska VA also sent two representatives to both Point Hope and Kotzebue to sign up and inform vets of their benefits. So far the Alaska VA has sent representatives to 39 of the state’s nearly 300 villages.Although McDonald is back in DC, Leonard Barger hopes this will not be his last visit to Point Hope. Barger and other community members encouraged him to return in the spring to take part in a whale hunt, one of the many benefits of living on the edge of the Bering Sea.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Deal with SF Holding brings DP-DHL ‘unprecedented access to China’s domestic market’

first_img© Baloncici By Alexander Whiteman 18/02/2019 Deutsche Post-DHL has completed the sale of its supply chain operations in China to SF Holding, for €700m.The deal will see the two companies partner for 10 years, the new business branded SF DHL Supply Chain China, before separating at the end of that decade.Chief executive of DP-DHL Frank Appel described the partnership as a “strategic milestone”, adding that he believed it would create a “unique” end-to-end supply chain platform.“China is on course for sustainable growth, and SF DHL Supply Chain China is well-placed to serve the increasing demands for world-class supply chain services,” he said.“The agreement, therefore, is the cornerstone for DP-DHL Group to gain unprecedented access to China’s immense domestic market.”The former chief executive of DHL Supply Chain China, Yin Zou, has been appointed the joint partnership’s chief executive. Chairman of SF Holding Dick Wong said he hoped the partnership would allow the company to move “solidly” ahead with its development plans.“We are expanding our domestic footprint through SF DHL Supply Chain China to cater to our customers across a multitude of industries,” he said. “This deal with DP-DHL Group also helps us to better serve multinational clients.”By partnering with SF, DP-DHL will receive a “revenue-based partnership fee” from the business, on top of the upfront fee SF Holding has paid. The deal was initially announced in October and covers DHL Supply Chain activities in mainland China as well as Hong Kong and Macau.At the start of last year, SF Holding subsidiary SF Express ploughed $100m into US digital freight forwarder Flexport and Mr Wong explained that today’s deal was part of the same expansion strategy.“SF Holding has been actively expanding its B2B capabilities and pursuing different strategic partnerships to grow SF Holding into a truly integrated logistics solutions provider that delivers best-in-class services for our clients,” he said.last_img read more

Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! schedule

first_imgDue to NBC’s Special Report from the Capitol Wednesday, both episodes of Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! did not air.NBC2 will air the missed episodes so viewers can enjoy each show.UPDATED PRIMETIME SCHEDULE:Thursday, January 7, 20217 to 7:30pm: Wheel of Fortune (Thursday’s scheduled episode)7:30 to 8:00pm: Jeopardy! (Wednesday’s scheduled episode) AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Four more names added to Jeopardy! guest host roster February 3, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Jeopardy!Wheel of Fortune Five-time ‘Jeopardy!’ champ, Brayden Smith dies at 24 February 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICScenter_img More ‘Jeopardy!’ guest hosts announced, including Katie Couric and Aaron Rodgers January 14, 2021 AdvertisementFriday, January 8, 20217 to 7:30pm: Jeopardy! (Thursday’s scheduled episode)7:30 to 8:00pm: Jeopardy! (Friday’s scheduled episode – Alex Trebek’s final episode)Saturday, January 9, 20211:30 to 2:00pm: Wheel of Fortune (Wednesday’s scheduled episode)2 to 2:30pm: Wheel of Fortune (Saturday’s scheduled episode – repeat from last season)7 to 7:30pm: Wheel of Fortune (Friday’s schedule episode) AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Ken Jennings to host Jeopardy! for the first time Monday January 11, 2021last_img read more

Red tide kills manatee, closes shellfish harvest area & continues to sicken wildlife

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — A conservation group released a detailed report of how Lake Okeechobee flows and red tide continues to batter coastlines and estuaries in Southwest Florida.The report from the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Commission reviews data from January 12 -18 and explains how the current conditions affect the health, productivity, and function of the Caloosahatchee River and its estuary. Although flows from Lake Okeechobee are within SCCF’s optimum flow level, a patchy red tide bloom continues to cause multiple fish kills, injure wildlife and irritate people’s respiratory systems. It is worth noting, however, that crews in Sanibel have reported a decrease in the frequency and severity of fish kills. Snook, redfish & spotted seatrout regulations changing June 1 June 2, 2021 AdvertisementWater clarity and salinity are making improvements around Sanibel and Cape Coral, which is good news for seagrass growth and animals who live in the Caloosahatchee estuary.A patchy bloom of Karenia brevis, the organism that causes red tide, continues to plague the waters of SWFL, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. K. brevis was found in 39 samples over the past week, with 26 of those samples being from Lee and Collier counties.The organism was detected at very low to high concentrations in Lee County, and medium to high concentrations in and offshore of Collier County. K. brevis was not detected in samples from Charlotte and Monroe counties. Birds suffering from neurological problems due to Red Tide May 26, 2021 Red tide loses intensity as it lingers off SWFL’s coast June 1, 2021center_img AdvertisementTags: Manateered tidered tide poisoning SCCF staff collected 17 water samples in Pine Island Sound and along the coast of Sanibel. K. brevis was observed at low concentrations in two samples, medium concentrations in 13 samples, and high concentrations in two samples.The persistent red tide bloom has caused the shellfish harvest area in Matlacha Pass North to close on Jan. 19. It’s not known when the harvest area will reopen. In the past week, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel admitted 13 new animals to be treated for brevetoxicosis. The patients included one common loon (died), three double-crested cormorants (two died, one still at CROW), three anhingas (all died), three royal terns (one died, two still at CROW), and one sora (treated and released), one laughing gull (still at CROW), and one brown pelican (died).Since Jan. 12, FWC had received six fish kill reports in Lee County related to red tide. The reports came from Sanibel and Fort Myers beach. Reports said that mullet and manatee were the affected species. If you see a fish kill, CLICK HERE to report it to FWC.Past reports and background information on Caloosahatchee conditions are available online at: Red tide bloom found on South Seas Plantation Beach on Captiva Island June 7, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Reconstructing a Life

first_img Nam Jin Hyeon works at an architecture firmin Gangnam District in Seoul, and at age 25, is already the head of his ownteam at the company. His job is stable, and for the most part, he has succeededin putting down roots here in the South. But the ten-year journey leading up tohis current life was fraught with struggle and perpetual obstacles.Nam was born in a fishing village inChongjin, North Hamkyung Province during the “Arduous March” [North Korea’s famine from 1994-1998]. The state distribution system collapsed, so hisparents took to selling seaweed, shrimp, and fish at the markets, eking out just enough tokeep the family alive. Nam says his memories from the North are full of nothingbut the interminable pangs of hunger. Skipping one, or more often, two meals a daywas commonplace; on countless occasions, Nam’s family went without food for the duration of one to two days. The family home, passed down from his grandfather, was traded for a sack of corn in an instant as the situation exacerbated. After losing their home, the family migrateddeep into the mountains to build a makeshift, tiny shack. Strips of tatteredplastic and silver grass formed a roof, or something akin to one, but on rainy daysthe rain drenched both the interior of the house and the family within it. All Nam could dream about at the time, as he sat wet and shivering inside, was having a nice, warm home one day–somehow.  “It was almost impossible to survive withthe chronic shortage of food and economic hardship, and once we were teetering on the brink of severe malnutrition, my father made an executivedecision: our entire family fled to China. There, we raised cows, planted trees and crops with proper fertilizer. We worked hard and never didwe sleep through the night without the ever-present concern of beingrepatriated to the North,” he says.This debilitating fear prompted the family to ultimately flee to South Korea, but Nam notes that this did not put an end to this troubles; he and his siblings faced overwhelming issues while trying to adjust to school.“A lot of kids who got out of Hanawon [thegovernment resettlement center for North Korean defectors] would go toalternative schools for defectors instead of a regular school. They would besatisfied there within their own boundaries instead of trying to overcome thechallenges that would help them settle down. I felt that being in a sharedcommunity of only defectors would present limits to settling down in the South,” he says.So Nam chose to enter a regular middleschool–his parents even went as far to request that the school keep theorigins of his background [i.e. that he was from North Korea]. Still, heremembered it as a difficult time: following school rules and making newfriends were uphill battles, and despite all his family’s efforts, the students kept their distance because of the discernibledifference in his accent.   This all changed when he proved himself asa talented athlete. Small, but strong from working on a farm in China, he beat22 of his classmates in arm wrestling and bested the former first-place rankedstudent, dubbed “cheetah” for his speed, during a memorable school running event. “That’s when Igained more confidence,” he recalls. “I became a soccerplayer for the school team and played against other schools. More studentsapproached me because I was good at sports, and I opened up to them, so webecame friends.”  One step closer to his dream of buildinghomes Despite the decided improvement in hisschool life, Nam’s grades flagged; unlike otherstudents, his family was unable to afford to send him to private academies after school for supplemental study, a standard practice among his South Korean peers.When the time came for him to enter highschool, Nam found himself drawing on memories from his days in the North, huddled and shiveringinside a small hut. He cites this as a transformative moment in his life, saying, “I askedmyself what it was that I truly wanted to study. It was natural for me to thinkof architecture, so I enrolled in a technical high school to study in the architecture department. My dreams, combined with my natural ability for drawing inheritedfrom my parents, gave me the passion to put everything I had into my studies there.”Nam immersed himself in architecturaldesign and obtained a number of related state licenses on top of his studies.Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, he failed to gain admission to aleading university’s school of architecture. His mother suggested utilizing a special admission systemoffered to North Korean defectors, but Nam felt that the diploma was of minimalimportance–he was after the knowledge itself. Nam resigned to study another year for abetter shot at the college entrance exam, but his teacher encouraged him to gain more experience in his desired field instead. Her advice inspired him toapply for a job at an architecture firm, where he spent a year surveying sitesand relaying information back to the office. At the onset of his second year atthe company, the manager called him into his office, making Nam extremely nervous, but heneed not have been. All his hard work and dedication paid off–he was given anextraordinary promotion to head a team. Making dreams happen through hard work These days, Nam spends much of his free time going on walks with his mother in the city they now call home. Strolling through the streets of Seoul, coveredwith trees and beautiful flowers, he shows his mother some of the new apartmentbuildings he has worked on. To him, these images encompass the future cities tobe built in the North after the two Koreas unify. Nam is still constructing hisdreams, but he says the freedoms life in the South afford him are key to his continued success. Life here allows him, and only him, to be the architect of his ownlife. “When you have a dream, then you work hardto learn. It’s important to have that goal. I’m just so happy to be in the South, where you can actually succeedin what you do if you have that goal and work hard to make it happen,” he concluded.*This article was made possible by supportfrom the Korea Hana Foundation [the North Korean Refugees Foundation]. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Reconstructing a Life News News By Daily NK – 2015.02.06 5:15pm center_img SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Facebook Twitter News News last_img read more

CSA survey reveals investors’ weak investment knowledge

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Keywords Financial literacyCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators The 2017 CSA Investor Index, which explores investor attitudes and behaviour, was published on Monday. Among other things, it finds that Canadian investors have weak investment knowledge and worrying research habits. For example, just over half (51%) of investors failed the general investment knowledge test that was part of the survey. Moreover, Canadian investors are increasingly relying on social media for their information about investing. According to the survey, 43% of respondents are using some form of social media for investment insights, up from 35% in 2012. In particular, 22% are getting information from Facebook, up from 16% in 2012, and 20% are getting information from YouTube, up from 14% in 2012. The survey also finds that one of the securities regulators’ central messages to investors — the importance of checking registration — appears to be going largely unheeded. Just 29% of investors who use financial advisors say that they checked an advisor’s background, which is down from 38% in 2012. And only 4% said that they checked registration with their provincial regulator. Despite these investment knowledge concerns, the survey finds that investors are increasingly optimistic about their own fortunes, with 53% saying that they are optimistic about achieving their investment targets over the next year, which is up from 39% in 2012. “It’s encouraging news that Canadian investors are positive about their economic futures,” says Louis Morisset, chairman of the CSA and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers, in a statement. :No matter how well the economy or their investments are performing, it’s important that investors continue to understand their investments, know the risks involved and be aware of the red flags of investment fraud.” The survey also finds that robo-advisors gaining popularity among Canadians, with 23% reporting that they are likely to use one if they open a new account or move an existing one. However, only 9% currently have an account with a robo-advisor, and only 16% are familiar with these services. The research was carried out by Innovative Research Group, which interviewed 7,271 Canadian adults online between Aug. 28 and Oct. 2. Photo copyright: kovaleff/123RF Failing financial literacy may be an early warning sign of cognitive decline Canadian investors remain highly vulnerable, amid low literacy rates, a lack of due diligence, and an increasing reliance on social media for investing insight, suggest the results of a survey conducted for the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IOSCO issues investor ed guidance Financial literacy lagging, FINRA finds Related news Canadians face obstacles to investing kovaleff/123RFlast_img read more

U.S. President Biden’s Remarks at Signing of Executive Orders Strengthening Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare

first_imgU.S. President Biden’s Remarks at Signing of Executive Orders Strengthening Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare The White HouseOval Office1:43 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Since we are socially distanced, I think I can take my mask off to make this very brief announcement. I know that you’ve been briefed by the healthcare team about what this is about. And there is an easy and quick way for us to describe this. It’s been a busy week, and I’ve signed executive orders tackling COVID-19, the economic and climate crises, as well as advancing racial equity.But, today, I’m about to sign two executive orders that are — basically, the best way to describe them, to undo the damage Trump has done. There’s nothing new that we’re doing here, other than restoring the Affordable Care Act and restoring the Medicaid to the way it was before Trump became President, which by fiat he changed — made more inaccessible, more expensive, and more difficult for people to qualify for either of those two items: the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid.And the second — the second order I’m going to be signing also changes what the President has done — the President — the President — what the former President has done. And it — a memorandum reversed the — my predecessor’s attack on women’s health — (coughs) — excuse me — health access. And as we continue to battle COVID-19, it’s even more critical that Americans have meaningful access to healthcare.And so that’s what I’m about to do. And again, I’m not initiating any new law, any new aspect of the law. This is going back to what the situation was prior to the President’s executive orders.And the first one I’m going to be signing here is to strengthen Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. And of all times that we need to reinstate access to, affordability of, and the extent of access to Medicaid is now, in the middle of this COVID crisis.(The executive order is signed.)And the second order I’m singing relates to protecting women’s health at home and abroad, and it reinstates the changes that were made to Title 10 and other things, making it harder for women to have access to affordable healthcare as it relates to their reproductive rights.(The executive order is signed.)I’m sorry you had to stand in the cold before you all came in. Thank you all very much.Q Mr. President, is healthcare working as is, or when are you going to put out healthcare legislation?THE PRESIDENT: We got a lot to do. And the first thing I got to do is get this COVID package passed.Q Do you think that COVID relief has to require you to break it up into chunks, Mr. President?THE PRESIDENT: No one requires me to do anything.Thank you. /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:affordability, america, Attack, battle, climate, coronavirus, covid-19, crisis, executive order, Government, healthcare, law, President, quality, race, Trump, United States, White Houselast_img read more

CU's Center Of The American West Presents First In Series On Modern American Indian Identity June 12

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Mark Trahant, editorial page editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Pulitzer Prize finalist and a member of the Shosone-Bannock tribe, will kick off a series of talks on modern American Indian identity June 12 at the Chautauqua Community House in Boulder. “Peace Chiefs at Work: Stories About Remarkable American Indian Leadership in This Generation” will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is part of the summer lecture series of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Admission is $3 for the general public and $1 for Colorado Chautauqua Association members. Trahant is a former Seattle Times columnist and former president of the Native American Journalists Association. He has been publisher of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News in Idaho, executive news editor of The Salt Lake Tribune and chairman and chief executive officer of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, the nation’s premier institute devoted to helping the news media reflect diversity in content, staffing and business operations. Trahant is the first in a series of lectures on modern American Indian identity the center will present over the next five years. “In the minds of many non-Indians, the only ‘real Indians’ are 19th century Plains horsemen riding after bison and circling around emigrant wagon trains,” said history Professor Patricia Limerick, faculty chair of the Center of the American West. “The center now launches a series of speakers — contemporary Indian people telling their stories in ways that confirm the compatibility of tradition with innovation,” Limerick said. “The speakers have a profound tie to their peoples’ pasts, and they have also adapted with agility and enterprise to the conditions of our times. They have, in other words, triumphed over the stereotypes of ‘real Indians’ as people sequestered and set apart in a lost past.” The center’s next event on June 19, part of its summer lecture series on energy, will feature Greg Franta, principal architect and team leader of the Rocky Mountain Institute/ENSAR Built Environment Team. Franta will speak on “Green Building Practices” in the Chautauqua Community House at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for the general public and $1 for Colorado Chautauqua Association members. Franta will present slides from around the world illustrating strategies for sustainability in site development, water quality and energy efficiency. An internationally renowned architect who is equally well known for his entertaining lectures, Franta also will discuss resource efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials and indoor environmental quality. For more information on the summer lecture series visit the CU-Boulder Center of the American West’s Web site at or call (303) 492-4879. Published: June 1, 2006 last_img read more

20 Year Constellation Brands Executive, Marty Birkel, Joins Cannabiniers’ Board…

first_img Previous articleEl Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association Presents on April 17: Soil Analysis – What’s the Big Deal?Next articleMiller Family Wine Company, a Division of the Thornhill Companies, Welcomes Key Industry Sales Leaders to Team Press Release Facebook AdvertisementFormer President of Ballast Point Brewery Takes Position with Emerging Cannabis CompanySAN DIEGO, (April 11, 2019) – Cannabiniers, a global cannabis brand management company, today announces Marty Birkel as the company’s newest board member. Former President of Ballast Point Brewery and twenty years of experience in global beer, wine, and spirits with Constellation Brands, Birkel brings decades of knowledge focused on building brands, managing aggressive market expansion, marketing, operations and hospitality in support of adult beverages.“In my 20 years at the forefront of the spirits industry, there have been few moments as significant as where we find ourselves today as the worlds of alcoholic beverages and cannabis merge. The innovators at Cannabiniers are truly at the forefront, and I’m thrilled to join them as a dynamic shift in the industry takes hold,” said Marty Birkel.During his 20 years with Constellation Brands, Birkel served as Chief Global Sales Officer- Wine and Spirits, President of Ballast Point Brewing, President of Constellation Spirits, and Executive Vice President of Barton Beers. He led a $70 million capital project, which expanded brewing production to Virginia, optimized Ballast Point’s West Coast production footprint, and expanded restaurant/tasting rooms to Chicago, San Francisco and Disneyland. Over the past two years, Birkel was key in the Ballast Point acquisitions of Florida’s second largest craft beer company, Funky Buddha, and Four Corners, a Dallas based dynamic and bi-cultural Hispanic and Anglo craft brand.“This represents another meaningful and strategic step in a series of moves that will further build our company’s Board of Directors and Advisors, enhancing strategic thinking, business integration, leadership, and brand strength,” said Victor Jerez, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cannabiniers. “Having held a variety of senior management positions and possessing well-versed knowledge of national and global beer, wine and spirits, Marty’s addition to the board will function as a key driver to support the expansion of our national brewery acquisitions and operations, allowing us to fully reach national targets ahead of plan.”Cannabiniers continues to expand its advisory board and executive team with leaders who have a proven track record in the beverage space. Earlier this year, Cannabiniers announced the addition of Former President of PepsiCo-East, Michael Lorelli to its board.For information about Cannabiniers’ full suite of brands, please visit:  About CannabiniersCannabiniers, located in San Diego, CA, is a global cannabis brand management company, revolutionizing the cannabis industry with first to market, patented, safe, natural and fast acting infusion technology focusing on products that are healthy for the consumer and that positively impact the environment with products that will continue the mission of normalizing cannabis use.Advertisement Home Industry News Releases 20 Year Constellation Brands Executive, Marty Birkel, Joins Cannabiniers’ Board of…Industry News Releases20 Year Constellation Brands Executive, Marty Birkel, Joins Cannabiniers’ Board of AdvisorsBy Press Release – April 11, 2019 428 0 Share Twitter Email TAGSCannabiniersMarty Birkelpeople ReddIt Pinterest Linkedinlast_img read more