FDA approves injectable drug for anthrax

first_imgHealthFDA approves injectable drug for anthrax About the Author Reprints A sample of billions of anthrax bacteria. Victor R. Caivano/AP Associated Press By Associated Press March 21, 2016 Reprints WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new injectable drug to treat patients who have been exposed to the deadly toxin anthrax.The FDA approved the drug called Anthim to treat inhalation anthrax, which can cause serious injury and death, and occurs when anthrax bacterial spores are inhaled. Because anthrax is a potential bioterrorism weapon the US government has been funding the development and production of therapies.Anthim was developed by Elusys Therapeutics of Pine Brook, N.J., with support from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. Tags anthraxFDAlast_img read more

A lesson on life’s end: How one college class is rethinking doctor training

first_imgIn a wood-paneled classroom at Columbia’s Morningside campus, a group of undergraduates fill the air with chatter. They’re young: fresh-faced 20- and 22-year-olds gossiping in groups of twos and threes.Once the class begins, the room matures. Suddenly, they are potential doctors, not college students, and they’re grappling with the heaviest questions medicine can ask.Today, their guest is Craig Blinderman, the director of the Adult Palliative Medicine Service at Columbia University Medical Center. Rather than lecture, Blinderman opens the room to discussion. The conversation veers from the medical to the philosophical.“How do I understand the suffering of my patients with dementia?” Sophie McAllister, a 21-year-old pre-med student, asks. “Is the loss of self a kind of pain?”Another student asks how doctors can fairly divide their time with busy schedules. “If there’s very little time and two patients, one is nonverbal, one is communicative, won’t doctors always choose the one who is verbal?” she worries. “Are we prioritizing the pain of verbal patients?”“My patient likes to share food with me, but I’m not comfortable with that,” one student says. Another asks, “Do you need to channel your own suffering to be a good caregiver, or does doing that inhibit your abilities?”Blinderman goes to the chalkboard, drawing a symbol of a doctor with a patient’s needs floating around it, like planets orbiting the sun. If the doctor becomes depleted, smaller, the patient’s needs don’t get smaller too, he says. It’s important for doctors to take care of themselves, or patients will feel the effects. He recommends meditation and mindfulness, and the ability to be present in each moment and then walk away; leave it behind. By Shayla Love Dec. 7, 2016 Reprints Columbia University pre-med student Sophie McAllister talks with Donna Martin, who can’t see but who loves beading, about which beading supplies she’d like McAllister to bring.  It was Halloween day, and McAllister arrived for her weekly four-hour block with patients at TCC. She entered the room of Kathleen Kelly and Donna Martin, roommates in the dialysis wing who’ve lived together for about six years.Martin was propped up in her bed, with a headscarf and blankets pulled up to her waist; she is bedbound and blind from diabetes. Kelly was perched on the foot of an adjacent, neatly made bed. They immediately jumped into conversation. Did they dress up? Did they go to a costume party? How are they feeling today?McAllister sat down on a chair between the two of them, where a curtain can be closed for privacy, but usually remains open. Kelly showed McAllister all the beaded necklaces Martin had made her: long strings of neon plastic beads.McAllister reached into her backpack and pulled out a gift for Martin: a large Ziploc bag of beads in a splash of different colors. Taking the ball of string from Martin’s bedside, she began cutting a handful of necklace-length strands for the next jewelry-making session. “Can you bring bells next time?” Martin asked. Yes, McAllister says, she will find her bells. Martin likes to be able to hear people coming and going.As McAllister measured out the string, the talk ebbed and flowed, from shallow topics like what had changed in the vending machine, to suddenly plunging into the deep end. Martin told McAllister about her sons who died young of Duchenne muscular dystrophy around this time of year.“I stood by the bed and he died in my arms,” Martin said. “I got him on the floor, and I started CPR, and I brought him back. That was on my birthday, the 27th of October. Then on Dec. 13, 2007, he passed away. My other son, Vinnie, died on Feb. 7, 2008. My mother died April 10, 2010. They went: boom, boom, boom.”McAllister didn’t shy away from Martin talking about her sons or their deaths. She asked about their childhoods. Did they like Halloween? Did they believe in Santa?Over the summer, McAllister and Martin had recreated another of the woman’s memories: sitting in Central Park with her brother, listening to music and eating pretzels. It was the first time Martin had been outside in a long while.“It was burning,” McAllister said. “We came back and we were drenched in sweat. I was scared you didn’t like it.”“No, I loved it!” Martin said, smiling. “I’m from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. It’s hot there, you never get any cold breezes.”They remembered how good the pretzels were, dipped in salt, and McAllister promised they would go again once it was warmer.“I loved that mustard,” Martin said. Tags dementiaend of life Sophie McAllister looks at a prayer card with Angela Declemente, who has dementia.  The Columbia class is the brainchild of Robert Pollack, a biology professor, and Dr. Anthony Lechich, the medical director at TCC. In 2005, they started to place one or two students per summer in an internship at the facility. Six years in, one of their interns was pre-med student Ashley Shaw, who saw in her own experience something that flagged up a shortcoming in medical education more widely.“Medical students and trainees enter medicine thinking that medicine is an exact science,” Shaw said. “There are the signs and symptoms of a condition, and this is the treatment, and this is what the evidence is, and all you have to do is learn that. [But] a large percentage of this endeavor is dealing with uncertainty. You’re in deep trouble if you’re unprepared to handle that.”In 2012 Shaw worked with Pollack and Lechich to expand the internship to a volunteer program that ran year-round, and last year, another volunteer and pre-med student, Tess Cersonsky, advocated to turn the program into a credit-earning course. After pitching the class to various programs at Columbia, she and Pollack found a home for it in the American studies department. At the moment, it does not count as pre-med credit; the students have to take it as a non-technical elective. Eventually, Cersonsky and others would like to see it part of the pre-med curriculum.The initiative is in keeping with a cultural shift that has begun to open up more space to talk about dying. But medical training, as well as the practice of medicine, has been slower to adapt.Atul Gawande, in his book “Being Mortal,” reveals how dramatically death has changed in the midst of technical advancements that keep people alive. Most of us now die hooked up to machines, he says, and doctors resort to more aggressive treatment options instead of facing reality.But sometimes there is no cure. At a certain point in everyone’s life, medicine will reach its limit. How are we preparing our doctors to care for us in those moments?“I don’t think we teach them in med school ‘do not feel, do not have emotions,’” said Dr. Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital and associate professor of medicine at New York University. “We just don’t talk about it. And it gets pushed to the side.”She worries that alongside heavy workloads, such emotional strain is contributing to the high depression and suicide rates among medical students.Some hospitals are doing more to encourage emotional reflection. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle began a program called Death Rounds in 2000. The medical staff gathers each week to discuss patient deaths. Doctors are encouraged to share their remembrances of patients who’ve died, and how they felt about their deaths. The ICU was the first department to do so, and since then the neurology and surgical units have begun Death Rounds as well.“We’re talking about death,” said Dr. Sandeep Khot, a neurologist at Harborview. “If you’re involved in this field, if you’re involved in medicine, this is going to happen — and this is part of caring for patients who are going to die.” A new class at Columbia University envisions something different. The class, called Life at the End of Life, places students with medical aspirations — before they even apply to medical school — with patients at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC), a nursing home in Harlem. The students enter the doors of the clinic knowing that their patients will not get better, and likely never leave.In an increasingly tech-enabled medical profession, where death is postponed as long as possible, the class challenges pre-med students to confront that ultimate reality, and to learn how to guide patients and their families through it. And along the way it’s challenging their field’s hidebound distinction between medicine and palliative care — between doing everything to keep someone alive, and helping them die with dignity. McAllister listens to Kathleen Kelly in the room she shares with Donna Martin.  In July, McAllister sat at the bedside of a dying elderly woman — her first deathbed visit. The woman’s family wouldn’t be arriving until later, and the TCC staff didn’t want her to be alone.“For awhile, it was just me and her,” McAllister said. “It was kind of terrifying. It was unsettling to see someone like that. It seemed like all her energy was going toward breathing.”McAllister searched her mind for ways to offer comfort in those final moments. She rubbed the pillow around the woman’s head, smoothing out the wrinkles. She touched her hand softly, and remained physically close. She knew that the woman was Catholic, so she Googled “soothing Catholic music” on her iPhone, settling on “Ave Maria” to play.“You don’t really know what’s going on inside her head,” McAllister said. “So I did what I could. And I just sat with her.” Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center resident Angela DeClemente holds her purse. center_img NEW YORK — A person’s breath is usually invisible. It’s quiet and automatic, unseen and unheard. It can be so silent that anxious parents hold mirrors next to their newborns’ faces, trying to catch a glimpse of it.But in the days before death, the nature of breath changes.Instead of passing through the body unnoticed, it calls for attention. It becomes noisy, hollowed, labored. Clinicians even have a name for it: the death rattle. It’s not something most people have heard, unless they’ve sat at a dying person’s side. Doctors in training, who go through years of coursework learning to keep people alive, might never experience it. And when they do, it can be overwhelming.advertisement Sophie McAllister looks with Angela Declemente at a card from Declemente’s niece, Jamie.  When McAllister walks into Angela Declemente’s room, she finds her surrounded by family photos.McAllister discovered the photos several months ago, shoved away in a drawer, and they now go through them often. McAllister points out Jamie, Declemente’s favorite niece. Declemente, a small, frail woman with white hair, yells Jamie’s name in delight each time McAllister points her out.When McAllister first met Declemente, she wasn’t sure how much of “her” was still there. Declemente suffers from dementia. McAllister would talk to her, and she often didn’t respond, or she repeated phrases that didn’t make much sense.Then, McAllister realized that the woman wasn’t ignoring her, and she wasn’t incapable of understanding — she simply couldn’t hear. McAllister began to write notes to her on paper; later, after finding a whiteboard and dry-erase marker, their relationship blossomed.Now, McAllister knows what Declemente’s odd statements mean. When she says she made “God in the corner,” she means an altar, like the one her mother made at her home in Rhode Island. When Declemente says she “went to heaven,” that means she went to church. The only way to decipher these phrases was to spend time with her, McAllister said. Now that she knows them, conversation flows easily. Sometimes they sit and color, or go through family photos. And sometimes, they can go to heaven together.“Your smile is beautiful,” McAllister writes on the whiteboard.“Isn’t that nice,” Declemente says, and shows McAllister a picture of a baby. “She’s cute!”McAllister writes on the board: “You look like a movie star” — one of Declemente’s favorite messages to get.“Isn’t that nice!” Declemente lights up. “That’s great.” HealthA lesson on life’s end: How one college class is rethinking doctor training Photos by Alice Proujansky for STAT On an unusually warm Thursday in late October, the class came back from their break to two yellow Post-its on each of their desks.Cersonsky, now a senior and the TA of the class, opened the lecture: “I want you to share on these Post-its two thoughts that you have had while volunteering that you wouldn’t feel comfortable saying directly.”When they finished writing, Cersonsky stuck them on the walls of the room, from corner to corner. Then, she told the students to spend some time reading them. It was completely silent as the students walked along the wall of notes.“I can’t understand my long term companion and I’m worried I’m missing important things she’s trying to tell me,” one said.“Should I feel bad about spending most of my shifts with residents that are pleasant to interact with?” another asked.“It makes me sad to think about one day losing the right to make my own decisions.”There wasn’t a single question about the technical side of medicine. And yet, Cersonsky said, it got to the root of medical care. “It feels like this is something that all pre-meds should be doing,” she said. “It’s the only way that we’ve been able to process what it’s like to be around illness in a really intense way.” advertisementlast_img read more

Three-year sentence handed to man who seriously assaulted Laois footballer

first_imgHome News Community Three-year sentence handed to man who seriously assaulted Laois footballer NewsCommunity Three-year sentence handed to man who seriously assaulted Laois footballer 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter Twitter By Siun Lennon – 5th July 2019 Pinterest WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp Daniel O’Reilly, right, pictured with clubmate Trevor Collins after Laois’s Division 4 success in 2018 – Photo: Paul Dargan According to Midlands 103, a three year imprisonment sentence has been handed to a man who seriously assaulted Laois footballer Daniel O’Reilly.In April last year, Daniel, known as ‘Dicey’, was out socialising with friends before he was attacked and knocked unconscious while waiting for a taxi at 1am on Easter Sunday night.Dicey suffered from multiple skull fractures and a bleed on his brain as he was left in a coma.Thankfully, the Graiguecullen man recovered – and is also now back putting in serious performances for Laois.Previously speaking to the Sunday World, O’Reilly revealed how when he woke up, his thoughts quickly turned to his then nine-month old son Zac.He said: “When I woke up, the first thought was where was Zac, was he okay? It was a bit frightening because I didn’t know what was happening.“This was like someone was after getting inside my skull and was just chiselling away at it. It was hard to even open my eyes.“The nurse had to tell me what happened. The nurse asked me if I knew why I was here. I realised after a few minutes I was in hospital.“It dawned on me then how serious it was. I could have been dead or left paralysed or in a coma for a long time. It kind of frightened me to think what he (Zac) would have done without me.”Brendan Keating, from St Mary’s Park, and Tommy Lee Thompson, from Springfield Park in Carlow, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm earlier this year.The co-accused is due for sentencing later today also in relation to the assault.SEE ALSO – Stradbally duo ‘overwhelmed’ at response ahead of Kolbe Special School fundraiser Facebook Previous articleLaois TD gets a new title after Sinn Féin reshuffleNext articlePortlaoise AFC Ladies prove worthy winners after tough battle in Navan Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest Facebook GAA GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSDaniel O’Reilly last_img read more

North Korea Launches Rocket

first_img North Korea launched its rocket, the “Eunha-2,” at 11:30:15 this morning from the launch site at Moosudan-ri, North Hamkyung Province. The first stage of the multi-stage projectile landed in the East Sea at around 11:37 A.M., and at 11:43 A.M. the second stage dropped into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean having flown over Japan. The Chosun (Korea) Central News Agency quickly released the claim that the rocket had successfully launched satellite “Kwangmyongsong-2” as the North had previously claimed.Following the launch, the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade released a statement, “North Korea’s launch is obviously a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1718; it is a provocative act threatening Northeast Asian peace and security regardless of North Korean insistence.” “Although our government, the U.S., Japan and Russia all warned North Korea not to continue with its plan, North Korea carried on with the launch regardless. The South Korean government is gravely concerned.” It additionally stated that the South Korean administration would strengthen preparedness for North Korean problems, and take countermeasures in concert with other related countries and the U.N. through negotiations. Spokesperson for the Blue House Lee Dong Gwan said today in a press briefing, “North Korea’s imprudent act is really a matter for regret; the launch of a long-range rocket that seriously threatens security on the Korean Peninsula and in the world.” He nevertheless stated, however, that South Korea “will wait for North Korean changes with open mind, with patience and consistency.” Spokesperson Lee said, “President Lee Myung Bak has requested that related departments watch additional North Korean acts carefully and make certain that the military is on special alert.” U.S. President Barack Obama expressed the U.S.’ position on the launch from Prague, saying, “The launch today of a Taepodong-2 missile was a clear violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718, which expressly prohibits North Korea from conducting ballistic missile-related activities of any kind.” He said. “With this provocative act, North Korea has ignored its international obligations, rejected unequivocal calls for restraint, and further isolated itself from the community of nations.”Meanwhile, Japan has requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. A closed meeting will be held at 4 A.M. on the 6th (Korean time). Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE North Korea Launches Rocket Facebook Twitter News By Daily NK – 2009.04.05 4:11pm center_img News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Fund files final prospectus

IE Staff Keywords REITs Related news Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Fund said Thursday it has filed a final prospectus for a domestic initial public offering of limited partnership units. The offering is expected to close on April 18. The final prospectus qualifies the distribution of a minimum of US$37.5 million and a maximum of US$75 million units. Class A, C, F and I units are priced at $10 per unit and Class U units are prices at US$10 per unit. Toronto-based Starlight Investments Ltd. is the promoter of the fund and will also act as manager of the fund. Starlight is a privately held real estate investment management company that currently manages approximately $3 billion of Canadian commercial and residential properties. The fund has received commitments from an affiliate of Starlight, principals of Starlight and certain other investors known to Starlight to subscribe for a minimum of US$7.5 million Class C units. The fund has also received a commitment from a Canadian fund manager, on behalf of funds managed by it, to subscribe for approximately 10% of the gross proceeds of the offering. The fund has received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange to list the Class A (TSXV:UMF.A) and U (TSVX:UMF.U) units. The fund was established for the primary purpose of indirectly acquiring, owning and operating a portfolio of diversified income producing rental properties in the U.S. multi-family real estate market. Following completion of the offering, the fund will have acquired a portfolio of three multi-family residential properties that comprise a total of 740 suites, all of which are located in Texas for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$80.58 million. The syndicate of agents for the offering is being led by CIBC and includes National Bank Financial Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Scotiabank, GMP Securities L.P., Macquarie Private Wealth Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc. and Dundee Securities Ltd. Slate Asset Management launches real estate fund Active managers eyeing performance disparities across real estate subsectors Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Investing in real estate with ETFs Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

BMO Investments lowers management fees

first_img Series F securities of BMO Global Strategic Bond Fund from 0.65% to 0.45% Series A and Advisor Series securities of BMO LifeStage Plus 2022 Fund from 2.00% to 1.65% Series A and Advisor Series securities of BMO LifeStage Plus 2026 Fund from 2.25% to 2.15% Series L securities of BMO Tactical Balanced ETF Fund from 0.30% to 0.25% BMO Investments also announced that, effective immediately, BMO Asset Management Corp. no longer acts as sub-advisor of BMO Canadian Tactical ETF Class and BMO Global Tactical ETF Class. BMO Asset Management Inc. will remain as portfolio manager for these funds. These funds’ strategies will change to focus on lower volatility securities. Also, on or about Nov. 16, the funds’ names will change to BMO Canadian Low Volatility ETF Class and BMO Global Low Volatility ETF Class, respectively, to align more closely with the revised strategies. IE Staff Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords MERs and management feesCompanies BMO Investments Inc. Unitholders approve changes to NEI funds Toronto-based BMO Investments Inc. on Tuesday announced changes to its existing funds, including management fee reductions and portfolio management and name changes. Effective on or about Oct. 30, 2015, BMO Investments is lowering management fees on certain of its funds as follows: HSBC changes strategy, lowers fees for global equities fund Desjardins to close four ETFs Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Barclays launches new fintech centre in London

first_img Estateably expands to Alberta This opening marks the culmination of Barclays’ latest efforts through Rise, its global platform focused on engaging fintech firms to come up with new solutions as the financial services sector grapples with the disruptive potential of new technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. “Fintech startups are at the front of the technology wave that is changing our industry,” says Jes Staley, group CEO of Barclays, in a statement. “Through Rise, we glean important insights; we can actively experiment with emerging technologies, and we can spot early trends and new markets as they form.” Apart from playing matchmaker to fintech and financial services firms, Rise London plans to hold a series of monthly workshops, hackathons and networking events. So far, some 70 deals have been brokered between Barclays and fintech firms through the Rise platform. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national London, U.K.-based Barclays Capital PLC is vying to be at the forefront of financial technology (fintech) research and development with the launch of a new co-working space for fintech in London. The site, Rise London, which officially opened its doors Tuesday, aims to bring together more than 40 fintech and venture capital firms under one roof. Beatrice Paez center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Fintech Mogo to acquire investing app Related newslast_img read more

European regulators warn of risks in buying cryptocurrencies

first_imgAlso readCSA seeks Google ban on ads for binary options, cryptocurrencies and ICOs“VCs such as bitcoin, are subject to extreme price volatility and have shown clear signs of a pricing bubble and consumers buying VCs should be aware that there is a high risk that they will lose a large amount, or even all, of the money invested,” ESAs says.In addition to their concerns about a price bubble, the regulators note that the currencies themselves, and the exchanges that trade them, are not regulated.“Some VC exchanges have been subject to severe operational problems in the past. During these disruptions, consumers have been unable to buy and sell VCs when they wanted to and have suffered losses due to price fluctuations during the period of disruption.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Crytocurrencies “are unsuitable as investment, savings or retirement planning products,” the regulators say given that they are highly risky and largely unregulated.Also readAMF issues warning on cryptocurrencies, ICOs Europe’s financial regulators issued a joint warning on Monday advising consumers against buying virtual currencies (VCs), also known as cryptocurrencies.In a statement, The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) — which encompasses the securities, banking, and insurance and pensions, regulators in the region — says it is “concerned that an increasing number of consumers are buying VCs unaware of the risks involved.” New York attorney general secures receiver for crypto firm Bitcoin should face tough capital rules, Basel Committee sayscenter_img Abstract bitcoin crypto currency blockchain technology on global world map illustration olgazhurba/123RF James Langton Keywords Cryptoassets,  Investor protection How should banks allocate capital for crypto? Related newslast_img read more

10 things to do this week: Evening with SNL’s Chloe Fineman, rooftop yoga, more

first_img Published: April 26, 2021 This week brings career development workshops, wellness and self-care events, DIY craft night, the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind film screening, free fitness classes and more.Monday, April 26Finals Care Package Grab-and-Go April 26–30 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  C4C N320 Self and community care are always important––and that feels more true now than ever. The Center for Inclusion and Social Change and the Dennis Small Cultural Center are offering a Self and Community Love Finals Care Package Grab-and-Go this week to help you prepare for finalsHow to Move Your Job and Internship Search Forward with Handshake 12:30 p.m. Zoom Learn how to make the most of Handshake, the university’s main job board, to effectively search and land jobs and interviews.You’re Graduating––What’s Next? 11 a.m. to noon Zoom Have you been focusing solely on your time in college and are wondering what you do now? Join this workshop to get a better understanding of what you might want to do after graduation, what your priorities are and how to set yourself up for success. Register on Zoom to reserve your spot. Tuesday, April 27Pre-Law Tuesday Talks 5:30 p.m. Zoom Whether you want to pursue a career in law or are simply curious about the field, join these weekly talks from lawyers, law schools and judges across the country about their experience. Be sure to register on Handshake to reserve your spot. Wednesday, April 28Wellness Wednesdays: Taking Care through Celebration 2–4 p.m. Walkway between Music and Wardenburg Learn how to take care of yourself and others during celebrations.Thursday, April 29Buffalo Nites: Paint Your Own Colorado “Home” Sign 7 p.m. Virtual Join the Center for Student Involvement and Tracy’s Place to paint your own laser cut “Home” sign, with either a Colorado flag C or a CU Boulder Ralphie. Register for Buffalo Nites.LIVE! With SNL’s Chloe Fineman 7 p.m. Virtual Program Council is proud to present LIVE! With Chloe Fineman, a conversation with the esteemed comedian followed by a moderated Q&A with performer Jake Nordwind. Fineman, a comedian, actor and impressionist, joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for their 45th season. Nordwind is a writer, actor and comedian from Los Angeles. This event is free and open to CU Boulder students only. The link for the event will be emailed to all attendees, so make sure to use your colorado.edu email to ensure access and register here. Friday, April 30Free Finals Week: Rooftop Yoga 9–10 a.m., 7–8 p.m.  Rec Center Come calm and ease your mind before finals by doing yoga on the rooftop! Participants will need to provide their own yoga mats for this class. Limit of one rooftop yoga class registration per participant. Registration is required to attend. Free Finals Week: Free Fitness Classes April 30–May 5  Times vary  Rec Center Come take a break from finals at The Rec. Participate in all sorts of free fitness classes from bouldering to yoga and even skating! Register to reserve your spot, and don’t forget to bring your Buff OneCard.Program Council Film Series: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 8 p.m.  Chem 140 Bring your popcorn, grab a friend and come watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Watch what happens when a couple’s relationship goes south and they undergo medical procedures to erase each other from their minds. Categories:Things to DoGetting InvolvedCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Persons applying for titles under LAMP to pay less

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Persons applying for land titles under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), are now benefitting from further reductions in fees paid to process the documents.“We calculate our fees on the unimproved value of the land, so we have reduced the 40 per cent that was required (for deposit) and now make it $5,000 across the board,” stated Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government, Hon. Robert Montague, as he addressed a LAMP financial business expo, held at the Santa Cruz Transport Centre, in St. Elizabeth, on November 19.“When you pay the fee, LAMP will make an assessment, and if that assessment reveals that the documentation that you have will guarantee a title, we will give you a letter stating that, and then you can approach any one of the financial institutions and they will give you a loan, with between 12 and 60 months for repayment. They have tailored financial products that suit everybody,” the State Minister added.He told the audience that his office is committed to delivering over 12,000 titles within a two-year period, and that they are now utilising modern techniques in the surveying process. “We can’t exist in a modern society not knowing our borders and boundaries, therefore, the wide-scale surveying is to correct that and to establish boundaries relative to your neighbour,” Mr. Montague said.LAMP is now collaborating with a number of financial entities to provide support to the process of land titling. Participating institutions are: Jamaica National Building Society, National Commercial Bank, The People’s Co-operative Bank, First Caribbean International Bank, Capital and Credit Merchant Bank, St. Elizabeth Co-operative Credit Union, the National Housing Trust and the Bank of Nova Scotia.“We want to congratulate these institutions for seeing the wisdom of investing, not only in Jamaica, but in Jamaicans,” Mr. Montague said.LAMP is a Government agency operating out of the Office of the Prime Minister. It is geared toward easing the burden on persons seeking to obtain titles for land, as much of the fees are waived, and moratorium given on land taxes under the programme. Over 120 persons were presented with land titles at the forum. RelatedPersons applying for titles under LAMP to pay less Persons applying for titles under LAMP to pay less InformationNovember 23, 2010 RelatedPersons applying for titles under LAMP to pay lesscenter_img RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Advertisementslast_img read more