Baisieux Wed, 12 May 2021 12:52:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Baisieux 32 32 Lakeview Community Partners Limited Launches Final Phase of Public Art Collaboration with Artscape, With Over $ 250,000 in Paid Work Opportunities for Local Artists Wed, 12 May 2021 12:05:00 +0000

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Lakeview Community Partners Limited (LCPL), the developers behind Lakeview Village, a vibrant 177-acre mixed-use community that arrives on Mississauga’s waterfront, today announced the launch of its exciting next phase of collaboration with Artscape order a new series of public art intended to animate the development site and its future discovery center in 2021 and beyond. This latest initiative will create more than $ 250,000 in paid work opportunities for artists in the region.

This program builds on the initial phase of the LCPL-Artscape partnership, first launched in 2020, which provided paid employment opportunities to 19 talented artists from the Greater Toronto Area who created a dynamic series of artistic works for the Lakeview Village site. The completed pieces included more than 1,600 linear feet of artistic works on the construction palisade of the future Discovery Center and an interactive sculpture.

The combined investment of the 2020-2021 program now totals more than $ 350,000 to create work opportunities for the region’s artist community during the pandemic. The most recent phase of the Artist-Led Program is a continuation of LCPL’s vision to transform Mississauga’s waterfront through creating venues and redefining how community engages and connects to art, establishing a real sense of belonging to the Lake Ontario site. This scale of partnership and public art exhibition during the construction phase of a large mixed-use development is unprecedented in the region.

“We strongly believe in the power and importance of public art and its profound ability to improve the built form, the everyday environment and the quality of life,” said Brian Sutherland, vice president of development, Argo Development Corporation, and responsible for development for Lakeview Village. “The integration of arts and culture is a central part of our vision for Lakeview Village to create a truly vibrant sense of belonging that will shine through the community. Involving local artists in the process is something we have worked hard to prioritize throughout the construction phase and will continue to do so in the future.

“Artscape Atelier is delighted to be the artistic and cultural partner of Lakeview Village, and for all the opportunities this will create for artists to bring and bring the site to life throughout the project development cycle over the course of the next decade, ”said Grace Lee Reynolds, CEO of Artscape. “During Phase 1 in 2020, Artscape Atelier commissioned 19 artists to create hoarding murals, Indigenous poem and large-scale sculpture with interactive lighting in the sunflower field.

“For phase 2 in 2021, we will have other paid opportunities in many different areas of work. Mentorship is a key part of this phase, to align with our vision of expanding the public art landscape and to create opportunities for emerging artists to broaden their knowledge, skills and experience in the field. of public art, ”continued Reynolds.

The discovery center sculpture project

The first work of art commissioned for the Phase 2 program will be the Sculpture project of the discovery center, create an impactful destination and serve as a landmark on the site. The sculpture will be located on the grounds of the future Lakeview Village Discovery Center, currently under construction and slated to open later this year. The Discovery Center will be an immersive and interactive community center used for activations and programming, artistic and educational exhibits, and culinary, cultural and musical experiences, and will be a primary focus for community engagement throughout construction. of the Lakeview Village project. It will also serve as a future sales and training center for development and its many facets.

LCPL and Artscape are delighted to announce that the art collective Studio F Less was selected for the sculpture project. Studio F Minus is comprised of artists Mitchell F. Chan, Brad Hindson and Michael Simon in collaboration with a network of world-class engineers, manufacturers and technologists who create large-scale art projects for large audiences. The team brings more than 15 years of experience in creating dynamic public art based on the fundamental principles of given public experience and capture public values.

Studio F Minus’ artistic creation will seek to explore the powerful relationship between humans and the natural world, incorporating themes such as transformation and connection, inspired by lake elements such as wind and water. Their sculpture, titled Wind composition, will be developed over the next few months and will become a historical and contemplative piece that captures the imagination and draws the eyes up and out to Lake Ontario. Similar in nature to the artist-based hoarding initiative launched in 2020, the completed sculpture will allow the community to reconnect with the art, the site and its relationship to the waterfront.

The art of hoarding will also be reused later this year to create a lively art walk around the future Discovery Center, taking visitors through Lakeview Village’s sunflower field, and to the new sculpture as a pinnacle moment, all in a safe outdoor environment.

Mentoring program

An exciting new aspect of this year’s LCPL-Artscape collaboration also includes a paid four-month mentorship program for emerging sculptor artists to learn how to develop and participate in large-scale public art performance. . Local artists Soon Cho and Alex Anagnostou were selected as mentees to work closely with Studio F Minus throughout the sculpture development process.

The LCPL and Artscape teams will announce further commissioned work and program elements in the coming months.

The LCPL-Artscape collaboration demonstrates the powerful and growing relationship between real estate development and the arts and culture sectors, demonstrating the value that public art and its integration into the urban design process can bring to communities, such as the cultural and economic vitality. and a shared sense of belonging. LCPL will continue to transform the development site into a canvas of artistic expression as part of its commitment to the arts, and to establish a sense of community belonging and identity that fosters pride and enhances the quality of life of the people. residents and visitors.

Lakeview Village will be Canada’s most transformative multi-use waterfront community, bringing new life to Mississauga and connecting residents to this part of Lake Ontario for the first time in decades. The development of this new community will be a catalyst for economic investment and growth in the region. The 177-acre project will combine a variety of high-quality housing options, with offices, retail and restaurants as well as an extensive network of parks, a revitalized pier, and cultural and recreational amenities – all connected to public transit. , to a network of trails and trails, and the nearby 64-acre Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area, creating an unparalleled experience and all-season destination on Mississauga’s waterfront.

For more information on the program and the artists, visit the Art of Placemaking pole [here]. Multimedia resources including videos, photos and project renderings from Lakeview Village are available [here].

About Lakeview Community Partners Limited

Lakeview Community Partners Limited is a partnership of community builders that includes TACC Construction Limited, Greenpark Group, CCI Development Group, Branthaven and Argo Development Corporation. The partnership represents an unprecedented collaboration dedicated to transforming the Mississauga waterfront through the development of Lakeview Village, a sustainable mixed-use community and all-season destination on the former site of the Lakeview Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant disaffected. This transformative 177-acre revitalization project will revolutionize the way people live, visit and experience the waterfront through its thoughtful design and curated collection of housing, retail, office and leisure programs.. For more information visit

About Artscape

Artscape is a non-profit organization that creates space for creativity and transforms communities. Artscape projects, programs and services are designed to help creatives thrive while improving the communities around them to become more vibrant, inclusive and resilient. Artscape is best known for its work as the developer / operator of a growing portfolio of 14 unique cultural facilities in Toronto, including community cultural centers; versatile creative spaces; artist working / living studio spaces; and 44 spaces for performances, exhibitions and events. Artscape’s work is accomplished through a range of social enterprises focused on: real estate development; affordable housing and property management; performance management and event facilities; management of the workspace; development of entrepreneurship; community animation and youth empowerment programs; as well as knowledge transfer, research and advisory services. Learn more about

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Bankers leave London as Brexit outsourcing to EU intensifies Wed, 12 May 2021 12:01:00 +0000

LONDON / PARIS (Reuters) – Investment banks move more rainmakers from London to financial centers across the European Union, accelerating the pace of moves after pandemic and uncertainty over Great Britain’s access Brittany in the bloc slowed down relocations.

FILE PHOTO: The skyscrapers of the City of London’s Financial District are seen from City Hall in London, Britain May 8, 2021. REUTERS / Henry Nicholls / File Photo

Morgan Stanley, Barclays and Goldman Sachs are among those displacing senior bankers, lender sources say, as European regulators push banks to better staff their EU offices and ease travel restrictions. Local hiring has also increased.

The lack of a breakthrough in negotiations for a meaningful Brussels-London financial services deal after Brexit added to the momentum. Bankers in contact with clients in London must have an ‘attendant’ based inside the block whenever they speak to clients, prompting some to relocate to avoid this complication when signing deals.

Lifestyle choices also play their part, with traders and other senior executives on the move as well. Working from home during the pandemic has allowed some bankers to leave London for warmer continental climates, mirroring the move of Wall Street leaders to Miami at the height of the COVID outbreak in New York City.

Some European bankers are now looking to make this change permanent.

“There is Brexit but not only, there is also a post-Covid phenomenon,” said Emmanuel Goldstein, managing director of Morgan Stanley France, explaining that some French bankers were returning home after having spent their entire careers at the foreign.

Morgan Stanley will add 50 people to its Paris office of 150 by the end of 2021 and plans to double in size by 2024 through a mix of outsourcing and local hires as it expands its central Paris hub, Goldstein said.

Barclays’ director of mergers and acquisitions for Europe and the Middle East, Pier Luigi Colizzi, recently moved to Milan and will lead the region’s business team from there, two sources close to the lender said, making him one of the few regional M&A managers based outside. from London.

The bank also bolstered its offices in Paris and Frankfurt with local hires, poaching senior M&A bankers from BNP Paribas and Greenhill & Co.

Alessandro Dusi, head of corporate derivatives and European sovereigns at Goldman Sachs, has moved to Milan, where the overall workforce rose to around 60 from 20 in 2017, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. In its Madrid office, Goldman now has 60 employees, double the pre-Brexit levels, a second source close to the bank said.

Barclays and Goldman Sachs declined to comment.

Predictions of an exodus of tens of thousands of people from London after the 2016 Brexit referendum have yet to materialize – consultancy firm EY calculates 7,600 Brexit-related financial services jobs had left London until in March, a fraction of the half a million financial staff in London. .

But bankers and analysts say many moves are still underway.

JPMorgan will move around 200 more employees to the EU from London this year, including traders, bringing the total number of relocations since the referendum to around 400, the highest number being in Paris, said a person familiar with the plans.

Financial pressure group Paris Europlace predicted in 2016 that Brexit would create 10,000 new finance jobs in Paris by 2025. To date, less than half of those jobs have materialized, but it remains on target. .

As many as 35,000 financial jobs in London could eventually disappear, said William Wright of think tank New Financial.

European Central Bank banking supervisor Andrea Enria said this month that he understands that the pandemic has slowed relocations and that the ECB’s goal is not “to put people in chains and to move them to Frankfurt ”.

But he stressed that banks need to ensure that the people responsible for European client interactions and risk management are inside the bloc.

“There are banks which have done the ‘full month’ and which are already there and we are fully satisfied and there are banks which have done much less,” he said.


Expectations that Frankfurt would become the biggest beneficiary of the 7,600 Brexit jobs to date have been mixed, with Paris attracting the most people, according to EY, which estimates that 2,800 jobs have been allocated to Paris. Bank of America, for example, has around 400 employees in the French capital.

Other cities, like Milan, Madrid and Amsterdam, also attract high profile personalities, as banks give employees more leeway in knowing where to work.

The ACPR, the banking supervisory body of the Banque de France, said that in December 2020, 50 British financial firms had obtained an authorization in Paris, representing nearly 2,500 jobs transferred to the French capital, as well as to the minus 170 billion euros in assets. (Graphic: Paris in the lead for Brexit movements,)

“We are seeing an acceleration of jobs in investment banking and trading activities after a slowdown due to COVID,” said Arnaud de Bresson, CEO of Paris Europlace, adding that the bankers had chosen Paris because of its proximity to London, its way of life and its “financial market culture.”

Morgan Stanley’s Goldstein said there was “a new attractiveness” for working in France today, highlighting a more favorable business climate under President Emmanuel Macron.

According to estimates from the city of Frankfurt, it expects 2,000 new Brexit-related jobs to be created by the end of 2022, compared to 1,500 new jobs created in Frankfurt by the end of 2019.

A senior UBS banker said some employees had moved to Italy or the Netherlands rather than Frankfurt for personal reasons, and the city’s bland image and relatively small size didn’t help.

“We need to do more to promote it,” the banker said.

Bankers say they struggled to find enough qualified staff in Frankfurt and that the inexperience of German regulators compared to French supervisors in supervising several large investment banks had frustrated some US banks in particular.

However, the Frankfurt offices are also developing recruitment. Andreas Halin, founder of Global Mind Executive Search Consultants, said senior bankers have realized they “cannot hide behind COVID” and are under pressure from regulation to increase Frankfurt’s workforce.

While Paris is ahead in terms of its workforce, no city has become a single hub for the EU’s capital markets.

Germany is the preferred destination for legal banking entities in the EU, while Paris has won trade-related divisions. Amsterdam gained much of the stock and swap trading from London, as well as trading venues, but few new jobs.

New York has meanwhile become the global winner in derivatives, winning a larger volume of interest rate swaps leaving London than the EU.

Additional reporting by Huw Jones in London and Tom Sims and Patricia Uhlig in Frankfurt; Editing by Rachel Armstrong and Elaine Hardcastle

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French police carry out around 2,500 quarantine inspections and issue 141 fines Wed, 12 May 2021 11:36:45 +0000

France’s Interior Ministry announced that on May 6, the country’s police had carried out 2,479 quarantine checks and fined 141 people for violating quarantine restrictions.

According to official reports, around 4,000 people who arrived from Red List countries to France have undergone quarantine checks so far.

French authorities have imposed a mandatory ten-day quarantine restriction for all arrivals from countries on the red list, which represent countries at high risk of COVID-19, reports.

The strict quarantine requirement was initially introduced in April for Brazil, South Africa, Chile and Argentina, while India was recently added to the list. The police are closely monitoring the quarantine.

In addition, the announcement of the Official Journal stressed that the requirements also apply to all arrivals from the French overseas department of Guyana, which borders Brazil.

With the exception of the countries mentioned above, the French authorities added seven other countries to the list, including Turkey, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The measure for these countries came into effect on May 9.

“For the most part, only French and European nationals having their main residence in France will be able to enter the country”, French Minister Gerald Darmanin said.

Travel from countries subject to a mandatory ten-day quarantine is only permitted for essential purposes. In addition, arrivals from Red List countries must also follow a rigorous testing regime before traveling to France.

The restrictions apply to all travelers over the age of 11 and, with the exception of quarantine requirements, the following rules are included:

All people traveling from a Red List country must undergo a PCR test 36 hours before travel or a PCR test 72 hours before travel, which must be followed by another rapid antigen test 24 hours before arrival.

All travelers must provide a quarantine address when boarding; the ten-day quarantine can be carried out at an address chosen by the travelers themselves, either at the hotel or at home.

Travelers must undergo another coronavirus test as soon as they enter France and confess to border guards that they will remain isolated.

Police authorities will also carry out checks at the indicated address during the ten-day quarantine to ensure that the rules are being followed.

In addition, people subject to mandatory quarantine will be contacted by health authorities to be reminded of the rules and are allowed to perform necessary errands for two hours during the day, between 10 a.m. and noon.

Those who leave the accommodation outside the times indicated will have to pay a fine ranging from € 1,000 to € 1,500.

Recently France decided to start classify countries according to their epidemiological situation through the so-called traffic light system, divided into three groups: red, orange and yellow.

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Ukraine and Lithuania view Nord Stream 2 as a serious threat to stabilization in the region Wed, 12 May 2021 11:30:00 +0000

Ukraine and Lithuania see the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project as a serious threat to stabilize the situation in the region, according to Verkhovna Rada chairman Dmytro Razumkov.

He said this during a joint briefing with Lithuanian Seimas chairman Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

“We see Nord Stream 2 as a serious threat not only to the European Union and Ukraine, but also to stabilize the situation in the region, because we remember very well how the Russian Federation uses it. Unfortunately, this is not an economic project. for Russia, but a political project and a project that could lead to pressure on European states. I am very satisfied that we are looking in the same direction on this issue and that we all understand together the challenges facing our states, “said Razumkov.

He also noted that Ukraine feels Lithuania’s help to achieve common goals.

“There are important issues in which we feel helped to achieve common goals. This includes cooperation within the European Union, NATO, the implementation of the tasks to which the Ukrainian parliament and Ukraine in as a whole are facing. An important aspect is security, including environmental and economic. and energy security. We also talked about this today, “said Razumkov.

He added that “it is important for us today to preserve and multiply all the relations and all the common developments that exist between our States”.

“For many years it is not just words, but concrete actions that we see from the Lithuanian state, from the Baltic states both in interparliamentary relations and in various platforms international, ”he said. .

Razumkov thanked Cmilyte-Nielsen for his stance on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and defense capabilities, as well as for humanitarian aid and vaccination and other joint developments between the two parliaments and friendship groups .

Razumkov also thanked Cmilyte-Nielsen for stepping up preparations for the Ukraine Reform Conference, due to take place on July 7-8, 2021.


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Ukraine wants to step up US efforts to shut down Nord Stream 2 Fri, 07 May 2021 15:02:00 +0000

Ukraine will continue to seek broader U.S. participation in its efforts to halt the construction of the remaining segments of the Russian submarine Nord Stream 2 pipeline for export to Germany, as well as any operation of this pipeline to the future, according to the country’s highest government. officials.

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Nord Stream 2 is “of the utmost importance and a very sensitive issue for Ukraine,” President Vladimir Zelensky said Thursday in joint remarks to the press after a meeting with visiting US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Kiev Thursday.

Zelensky said the issue was raised both in his own talks with Blinken and in talks between the US Secretary of State and Ukrainian Cabinet Chairman Denis Shmygal.

Shmygal called for the approval of a “long-term mechanism to ensure that Nord Stream 2 is never built or exploited as an energy weapon” against Ukraine and European nations.

With an annual flow capacity of around 146 billion cubic meters of gas, Ukraine’s pipeline network is expected to transport around 40 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Europe this year.

For the past 20 years, Russia has approved the expansive plans of the state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom to build new submarine pipelines that would take Ukraine out of the transit deal and deprive it of its revenue.

Two of these pipelines, Nord Stream and TurkStream, are already in operation, with an annual capacity of nearly 90 Gm3 of gas.

At the same time, Nord Stream 2 will add an additional 55 billion cubic meters of annual capacity for Gazprom, the three pipelines providing the gas giant with excessive export capacity to Europe.

Obsolete network

On the eve of Blinken’s visit to Kiev, the chief engineer of the owner of the Ukrainian state gas pipeline, operator GTS Ukrainy, told the Kiev-based Den newspaper that Russia plans to shut down the gas transit flow through Ukraine after the start-up of Nord Stream 2. and the decommissioning of existing pumping stations along large sections of the country’s pipeline network.

To date, half of the capacity of the gas pipeline network is already unused due to reduced gas transit flows, said chief engineer Yuri Zyabchenko.

He claimed that sites housing unused pumping stations could be upgraded with the installation of gas generators to provide electricity to regional customers, taking advantage of existing high-speed connections to infrastructure and gas supply. .

Although the current gas transit contract with Gazprom expires at the end of 2024, operator GTS Ukrainy is already working on the modernization of pipeline pumping stations in the west of the country to handle larger volumes of imports of gas from Europe, according to Zyabchenko.

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French farmers sell to the public using vending machines Fri, 07 May 2021 07:33:41 +0000

This is the post-Covid farm store – produce fresh, but sold in refrigerated vending machines.

The products on offer include seasonal fruits and vegetables, dairy products, bread, pasta, juices, olives and meat, along with pork, veal, rabbit, duck and poultry.

The customer chooses the food, presses the locker number, pays by credit card and the door opens so the goods can be taken away.

The shop, set up by a group of farmers, is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Albias, a few minutes from Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne.

Poultry farmer Hannah Gauleau-Mille said: “There is more and more demand for good quality local foods, and this is a way to get them supplied without having to invest in staff or take up our precious time. for sale.

“My birds are outside and I have my own slaughterhouse, so I can guarantee the quality.

“Our bread supplier uses local grains made into flour at a local mill, and we only sell what our farmers have to offer at all times.”

After the first containment, the farmers set up ‘Drive de nos Fermes’, where customers give an order in advance that they can pick up at distribution points twice a week.

‘We had to diversify’

“We had to diversify because many members of our group had to find new markets because they could no longer sell to school canteens or restaurants.

“The locker system is ideal for people who want to shop without planning ahead, with easy access at all times.

“We are close to a main road, therefore accessible. You can also reserve the contents of a locker, accessible by code for up to six hours if you cannot reach us right away.

“We think this type of program is a good idea for the farmers of the future.”

They are not the first in France to have this idea – there are a few others, but they feel they are the only ones to offer such a range of products.

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San Diego Indian community mobilizes as nation grapples with explosive COVID-19 surge – NBC 7 San Diego Fri, 07 May 2021 07:19:22 +0000

Disconnected and helpless – this is how several members of the Indian community in San Diego describe their feelings as they watch the horrific scenes unfolding in India right now.

The nightmare scenario Americans once feared here is happening there: stranded intensive care units, a shortage of ventilators, deaths faster than bodies can be buried, and vaccines not distributed quickly enough – and as close to 400,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day threaten country’s health system with collapse, thousands of San Diego residents from India and Indian descent band together to help.

Dinesh Korat was born and raised in India, but now lives in San Diego. He told NBC 7 that six of his family in India contracted COVID-19 last month.

His 100-year-old father was the only one unable to beat him, dying in a hospital near Bombay on April 12.

Korat told NBC 7 he was grateful his father was even able to make it to a hospital in his dying days as thousands of people are turned away from overcrowded hospitals every day.

“I was very close to my father,” Korat said. “A few days before I had the opportunity to talk to him on video calls… he said to me, ‘Dinesh, I’m leaving, I want to go to God, I’m happy and I bless my whole family. “”

Korat told NBC 7 that his story is that of so many people in the United States with their family and friends in India.

He said he felt helpless looking for thousands of miles until he heard about “Project Motherland,” a donation from the nonprofit, The Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj, or SPCS. , to send supplies to remote areas of India.

The organization has raised more than $ 530,000 of its goal of $ 750,000 and plans to donate at least a thousand oxygen concentrators, among other supplies – the machines becoming a valuable resource in recent weeks as shortages affect communities across India.

“As a community here, we really want to help them because we have good lives here,” Korat said. “We have good treatments, we have vaccines… everyone wants to help in this situation.”

Dr Haresh Thumar, a doctor in India, sees the tragic scenes unfold every day and fears the situation will worsen as case and death rates continue to climb and concerns grow about a highly variant. transmissible.

He told NBC 7 that low vaccination rates, the spread of the virus in multigenerational homes and the delay in public response could explain why the second wave is much worse than in recent years.

“One last thing I imagine and this is a frightening situation – all healthcare workers, doctors and nurses are overworked right now and if they are affected it will be the worst case… Even if we have beds, hospitals, oxygen, medicine – if you don’t have the manpower it will be worse… it cannot happen at any cost, ”Thumar said. “As a doctor or healthcare worker, we feel helpless.”

India hit a grim milestone on Tuesday – 20 million COVID-19 infections including nearly 400,000 in the past 24 hours. The Indian government on Monday announced new plans to tackle the outbreak.

As gruesome as the numbers are right now, Thumar told NBC 7 that the numbers are almost certainly a significant undercoverage as many COVID-19 patients cannot make it to hospital and many have died. at home without ever having been tested for the virus.

While the country is one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers, less than 5% of its 1.4 billion people have been fully vaccinated – manufacturers now face severe shortages of equipment needed to produce doses vaccine.

In comparison, nearly 30% of the American population has been vaccinated.

After a call with Indian Prime Minister Modi last week, President Biden announced that the United States was planning to send PPE, test kits, millions of doses of vaccine and, perhaps more importantly, oxygen supplies.

Tuesday marked the first day that most travelers from India were barred from entering the United States, a restriction announced by the Biden administration last week.

The White House said travel from India will be restricted from May 4, citing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in India.

Korat told NBC 7 that he hopes conditions will improve with the new aid and said that in the meantime he will continue to work in the community to help his friends and family overseas.

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Aplastic anemia and MDS International Foundation and NORD launch new natural history study of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) Thu, 06 May 2021 12:00:00 +0000

The new study, the Global PNH Patient Registry *, creates a platform for patients around the world to share information about their PNH experience. By collecting data on as many affected people as possible, the study will serve as an international resource for researchers seeking to improve the lives of patients with PNH.

“The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation is a 37-year, patient-centered organization providing answers, support and hope to patients with bone marrow failure and their families,” said Janice Frey-Angel, CEO of AAMDSIF. “The Global PNH Patient Registry is an opportunity to give hope to PNH patients around the world by sharing information with each other and with researchers to continue the search for better treatment options and a cure.”

To help raise awareness of PNH and encourage participation in the study, AAMDSIF and its community partners are working with NORD to reach out to the patient community, which in United States alone, about 400 to 500 people are diagnosed with PNH each year. “Our goal is to recruit as many patients, or their parents or legal guardians, as possible,” said Frey-Angel. “The success of the registry depends on broad community participation.”

The Global PNH Patient Registry is a natural history study that consists of electronic surveys to collect information about the patient experience and disease progression. Patients, or their caregivers or guardians, can enter information from anywhere in the world, making it easy for them to participate. The data is anonymized and stored securely in the registry. AAMDSIF may share the data with individuals or institutions conducting research or clinical trials, as approved by the study board which includes scientists, physicians and patient advocates.

“Patient-driven registries are changing the landscape of rare disease research,” said Stephanie Christopher, Associate Director of Research Programs at NORD. “By building strong partnerships within the community and with leading scientific experts, NORD’s registration program is well positioned to fill knowledge gaps and accelerate the development of life-saving discoveries.” IAMRARE® Registry Community! “

PNH is a rare blood disease that affects at least one in a million people. PNH occurs because the surface of a person’s blood cells is missing a protein that protects them from the body’s immune system. This lack of protection causes red blood cells to break down and release hemoglobin. PNH can appear at any age and in any race or sex, but is most commonly diagnosed in people in their 30s and 40s.

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* The Global PNH Patient Registry is a collaborative effort between AAMDSIF and NORD, as well as the support of industry partners, Apellis Pharmaceuticals Inc., Genentech, Inc. and BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

About Aplastic Anemia and the International MDS Foundation (AAMDSIF)
AAMDSIF is the world’s leading nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to supporting patients and families living with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and related diseases. insufficient bone marrow. The Foundation provides answers, support and hope to thousands of patients and their families around the world.

AAMDSIF is a patient-centered, patient-centered organization serving patients and families throughout the three phases of bone marrow failure disease; their life-changing diagnostic phase, their life-threatening treatment phase, and their life phase with chronic disease throughout their life.

About the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD®)
The National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) is the leading independent advocacy organization representing all patients and families affected by rare diseases in the United States. NORD started out as a small group of patient advocates who formed a coalition to unite and mobilize support to pass the Orphan Medicines Act 1983. Since then, the organization has led the way in voicing the needs of the community. diseases, by leading supportive policies, continuing education, advancing medical research and providing patient and family services to those who need them most. With more than 330 disease-specific member organizations, more than 15,000 Rare Action Network advocates in all 50 states, and national and global partners, NORD delivers on its mission to improve the lives of people affected by rare diseases.

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Global ERP Software Market Report 2021: Impact of COVID 19 and Thu, 06 May 2021 10:21:10 +0000

New York, May 6, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – announces the publication of the report “ERP Software Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact and Recovery to 2030” – /? utm_source = GNW
The growth is mainly due to companies reorganizing their operations and recovering from the impact of COVID-19, which previously led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working and the closure of business activities that have resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $ 202.28 billion in 2025 with a CAGR of 8.1%.

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market is the sale of enterprise resource planning software, ERP software helps to connect the different departments of a company for a smooth flow of communication and information by providing a central database.

This central database is a shared database that collects, stores, analyzes and interprets data, allows any service to retrieve the required information at any time, and supports multiple services with ease.

Strict guidelines adopted by the UK and French governments on Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers break the division of regulations for ERP software. Adoption of advanced technologies such as IoT and learning automatic in almost all applications, including ERP, has resulted in a lot of fraudulent practices and the need to prevent such practices through strict regulations.

Some examples of regulations are the strict guidelines implemented by the French government and the UK government that must be followed by manufacturers of IoT devices.These strict regulations hamper market growth and prevent other companies from entering the market. ERP market.

For example, major ERP software vendors such as SAP and Oracle have been looking for ways to integrate the latest technologies, including IoT and machine learning, but strict policies that limit their product development are limiting the growth of the business. market.

One of the latest trends in the ERP software market is the integration of blockchain technology with ERP.Block chain is a time series of data managed by multiple computers belonging to multiple entities, and each data block is secured by a cryptographic code. .

ERP vendors need to keep their software up to date to maximize the added value provided to their customers. ERP integration with blockchain will create a secure platform for collaboration, through which records systems can be freely shared with trusted parties.

For example, SAP, a software publisher, is exploring ways to effectively implement blockchain in its existing ERP. It tries to integrate blockchain with ERP to improve 3D printing and digital manufacturing.

The increasing number of cyber attacks is expected to limit the growth of enterprises in the Enterprise Resource Planning Software market during the forecast period. These attacks against ERP applications including compromise and denial of service attacks. distributed service (DDoS), adversely affect business operations.

According to Onapsis, which is a cybersecurity and ERP compliance company, ERP applications such as SAP and Oracle have a combined total of more than 9,000 security vulnerabilities.

The increased need for efficiency and transparency in business operations is expected to benefit the Enterprise Resource Planning Software Market during the forecast period as ERP enables the integration of high volume of data between multiple departments and manages the flow of information and communication throughout the organization. In addition, the use of cloud-based technologies to store and access real-time data, analytical reporting for business decisions and the need to adhere to industry standard processes already embedded in the software are also driving growth. of the market.

For example, Annabelle Candy implemented Syspro ERP, an ERP software provided by Syspro for the manufacturing and distribution industries, which allowed them to extend their marketing practices to more places and track their progress with ease.

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Budd Dairy Food Hall showcases local talent and serves as a base for the Columbus community Thu, 06 May 2021 01:09:29 +0000

The Budd Dairy Food Hall opened in the Italian Village on April 6. Credit: Marisa Allen | Lantern Journalist

A former Columbus milk production and delivery company opened for the first time since 1967 and now specializes in more than just dairy products, according to its website.

Budd Dairy Food Hall, located in the Italian Village at 1086 N. Fourth St. and run by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, opened on April 6. the community and a “Hatch” kitchen, which serves as a pop-up place for a series of rotating chefs to try out new recipes and increase their presence.

Partner chefs specialize in a variety of food types, from southern comfort food and American classics to Hawaiian-inspired poke and Filipino street food. Jenny James, senior director of marketing and events for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, said Budd Dairy is designed to support its partner chefs and give them a launching pad to focus on their food and community relationships.

“A lot of these partner chefs, it’s either their first place or maybe their second, so a lot of them just figure it out,” James said. “This is why the concept of the food hall suits them perfectly. We take care of all the backend – so they all have, for lack of a better word, little stalls to do all of that magic – so they can really just focus on their food.

Budd Dairy is meant to be a place to grab a bite to eat, but it also has the potential to serve other purposes, said Jeremy Hughes, general manager of Budd Dairy Food Hall. He said he hopes this will also serve as a venue for community events and activities in the near future once the hall partner chefs settle in.

“We really want this place to be where people come to see events,” said Hughes. “We want to do yoga on the roof – there are all kinds of possibilities. A farmer’s market is something we would like to have on-site for the long term here one day a week. Right now, our focus is only on ensuring that our food hall operations are as strong as possible. “

The pandemic was a big challenge for Budd Dairy Food Hall, and Hughes said the hall’s official opening was delayed due to the severity of COVID-19 in the Columbus area.

“We were scheduled to open last May, and unfortunately about seven weeks before opening we were hit with the pandemic and the closures, which required us to take a look at our operations,” said Hughes. “At the end of the day, we kept the restaurant closed because we wanted to make sure that our partner chefs were going to be able to survive and be successful.”

Now that it’s open, James has said Budd Dairy is cutting its total capacity to 600 in half and accommodating just over 300 people until the pandemic subsides. The room also allows customers to sit manually instead of allowing customers to sit on their own, a rule that James says will also change with the pandemic.

James said customers are required to wear masks when not eating or drinking and the room offers contactless menu viewing and ordering through the use of QR codes and the “Toast” app.

The dining room has indoor and outdoor seating to provide an ideal safe and healthy dining experience with a variety of food choices in each dining space. James said the food hall has been successful since it opened, seeing a constant flow of community members.

“It’s been busy,” James said. “It was great – we had a lot of success on social media. I can tell you that we have a lot of different age groups. “

As summer approaches, James said she expects Budd Dairy Food Hall to continue to thrive as a casual place to hang out with friends and enjoy delicious food. The room is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and more information on Budd Dairy can be found on its website and Instagram.

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