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Women Entrepreneurs Discuss Real Opportunities, Real Solutions, at DWEN Summit

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first_imgThis week, women entrepreneurs from around the world are gathering in San Francisco for the 8th annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit. Representing 20 countries and more than 20 industries, these business leaders will share best practices, collaborate on business opportunities and formulate action plans for the advancement of women entrepreneurs.Dell is committed to advocating for entrepreneurs, the engine for innovation, economic growth and job creation globally. With this year’s Summit theme, “Real Opportunities, Real Solutions,” attendees will take deep dives on topics including emerging technology trends, alternative methods of finance and how to approach business in changing political landscapes.The festivities will kick off with a keynote by Nely Galan, entrepreneur, Emmy Award-winning producer and women’s empowerment advocate. More than 10 other influential women entrepreneurs will be onstage to share their advice and lessons learned. Some of these speakers include:Nicola Blackwood, former member of parliamentCarolyn Rodz, founder of Circular Board, a collaborative accelerator for growth-oriented female entrepreneursAmy Millman, president of Springboard Enterprises, a non-profit venture catalyst for women-led companiesEileen Gittins, CEO and co-founder of Bossygrl, a starter kit for female entrepreneurs, enabling women of all ages to create and grow real businesses, via their phonesMichele Perras, director of global ecosystem at Pivotal and advisor and mentor at Alchemist Accelerator, where she works with early-stage B2B/SaaS startupsLeah Busque, co-founder, executive chairwoman and former CEO of TaskRabbit, which was valued at over $100 millionAnd many more passionate women entrepreneursFostering a powerful community of women entrepreneurs and leaders starts with our girls, so we are thrilled to bring back the DWEN Girls’ Track developed for ages 12-16. Few programs today equip girls with the skills to pursue their career interests and passions. This is especially true when it comes to Science, Engineering, Math and Technology (STEM) – fields often dominated by males and now critical to building a successful business. As DWEN connects female entrepreneurs with networks, sources of capital, knowledge and technology, the Girls’ Track invests in girls so that their path to entrepreneurship can be a guided one.WE Cities 2017 Ranks Top 50 Cities for Women EntrepreneursAt DWEN Summit, we’ll be releasing results from our 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities) – a unique global study commissioned by Dell to assess and compare cities around the world in terms of their ability to attract and foster high-impact women entrepreneurs.This year’s WE Cities ranks the top 50 cities – expanding on last year’s count of 25 – for women entrepreneurs based on five key pillars: market, culture, capital, talent and technology. This analysis provides data-driven research and clear calls to action to improve the landscape for women entrepreneurs, which in turn dramatically lifts a city’s economic prospects. For further analysis of results, check out the full report.Since its inception, DWEN has fostered a community of like-minded women who are looking for opportunities to grow their businesses. Every year, I am so inspired by the women (and girls!) attending DWEN Summit, and I expect this year will be no different as we welcome our largest and most diverse group yet. You can follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #DWEN, or by following @DellInnovators.Video highlights from the 2017 DWEN Summit are now available to watch here:last_img read more

Measure would help state attorneys, PDs with loans

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first_img Measure would help state attorneys, PDs with loans Associate Editor A few weeks ago, a young attorney came to Sen. Skip Campbell’s office and begged for a job. He made only $28,000 and had $135,000 in student loans hanging over his head.“Unfortunately, I didn’t have a job to offer him,” said Campbell, D-Tamarac.But what Campbell offered the Senate Committee on the Judiciary was SB 250, which would create a student loan repayment program for certain assistant state attorneys and assistant public defenders.Campbell called it a good bill that provides an incentive for young lawyers to stay in their jobs longer than three years. The bill passed out of the committee unanimously, even though Sen. Rod Smith, D-Gainesville, chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Article V Implementation and the Judiciary, predicted it will become a bill without funding because of the lean budget.The proposed legislation provides that once an assistant state attorney or assistant public defender serves in that job for three years, the Justice Administrative Commission would make yearly payments of $3,000 to the student loan lender on behalf of the attorney. When an attorney completes six years of continuous service, the payment amount would be increased to $5,000. Student loan assistance would end when the loan is paid off, when the attorney completes 12 years of continuous service, or when payments made on behalf of the attorney equal $44,000.According to Senate Judiciary staff, an in-state student at Florida State University College of Law pays $5,393 a year; an out-of-state student pays $19,624 a year. FSU students are allowed to borrow as much as $18,500 per academic year, or $55,000 for the three-year law school program, according to the FSU Financial Aid Office.Law school tuition takes a giant leap at private schools, such as Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad School of Law, where tuition is $22,500 each year for a full-time student.In the end, many law school graduates simply can’t afford to work for the state trial courts.“On behalf of the Florida Public Defender Association, we very much support this bill,” said Second Circuit Public Defender Nancy Daniels. “It is a very hard reality in our offices that we lose our attorneys.”Starting salaries for assistant public defenders and assistant state attorneys were increased to $37,566 beginning December 1, 2003.“We are able to recruit these days with the starting salaries,” Daniels said, “But at the two-year mark, when their loans build up and can’t be consolidated, we lose our attorneys very regularly. Both state attorneys and public defenders suffer with very severe turnover problems. We think this would help us with recruitment and turnover. Even if the bill is passed as a substantive bill this year would be helpful, and we could tell our recruits that it is there and maybe will be funded in the future.”Smith said: “The issue, as you know, is if we fund this and it takes $600,000, that is $600,000 out of your workload. Which would you choose?”“We’d rather have both,” Daniels said with smile.“Which one would you choose?” pressed the senator and former state attorney of the Eighth Judicial Circuit.“We understand the issue there,” Daniels answered.Campbell tried to put a positive spin on the economic forecast.“The economy is heating up, according to the papers. I know the Revenue Estimating Conference says we have $500,000 more than we thought. If we can make it an unfunded law, when we have the funds, we can kick it in. I feel strongly that the third branch of government is underfunded,” Campbell said.“I hope the legislature will wake up that there are three equal branches and they all need to be funded. Maybe the prediction of Sen. Smith will not come true, and we will have a few extra bucks to help these attorneys.”Campbell said he wanted to include trial staff attorneys in the bill, as well, but those positions (which pay an annual minimum salary of $44,328) are funded through a different source — the Office of State Courts Administrator.“To keep this bill as clean as we can, we have to remove them,” Campbell said. “I will tell staff attorneys and guardian ad litem attorneys that I will work to get them the same type of assistance, hopefully, later in the process. But we can’t do it in this bill.”Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres, asked about including assistant attorneys general, too.“I probably got 500 e-mails from lawyers who want to be included,” Campbell said. “But AGs aren’t funded through the same source.”Smith said while he supports the bill, he knows the state can’t afford it.“As for putting in the AGs, it doesn’t matter, because we aren’t going to fund it anyway,” Smith said. January 15, 2004 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Measure would help state attorneys, PDs with loanslast_img read more

CUNA Task Force Chair explains unified structure

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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Tina OremAfter CUNA’s announcement May 6 that it may rebrand and restructure itself, Suncoast CEO Tom Dorety, who is the chairman of CUNA’s System Structure and Governance Task Force, shared more details with CU Times about how the change could affect agreements with affiliate leagues, create more league accountability, establish an advocacy fund and even rebrand leagues.The trade association is considering changing its name to America’s Credit Unions, retaining credit unions’ league choice and changing its governance structure, including reducing the size of the CUNA board. continue reading »last_img read more

Police investigating incident on West Side of Binghamton

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first_imgStay with 12 News as we follow this developing story. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Department is investigating an incident that occurred on the West Side of the city Friday morning. The Binghamton Police Department tells 12 News more information will be released soon.last_img

Next FA chairman: Paul Elliott backed to replace Greg Clarke by Sue Smith | Football News

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first_img England manager Gareth Southgate will not endorse any one candidate to be the new FA Chairman but says the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board Chair Paul Elliott has shown a willingness to put in the hard work that such a role requires “He is committed to football administration, I know he’s been the driving force behind the FA’s new diversity code, I know he sits on the board.“He has been a leading voice in speaking out against racism. He knows how much work and effort it takes to take a role like that.“Whether he wants the job I don’t know, but if he does I think he’d be a great candidate.”Elliott developed the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, which launched last month, with the aim of tackling racism in English footballSouthgate: Elliott’s efforts deserve commendationEarlier this week, Southgate said the next FA chair should share the qualities Elliott has shown during his time in the organisation. Manchester United Women head coach Casey Stoney says the comments made by Greg Clarke that led to his resignation as FA chairman show ‘how much work we’ve still got to do’ regarding diversity in English football 2:06 – Advertisement – LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Paul Elliott attends the London Football Awards on March 2, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images– Advertisement – Elliott, the chairman of the FA’s inclusion advisory board, is being touted as a potential successor to Clarke, with England manager Gareth Southgate speaking of his admiration for the former Chelsea defender.It remains unclear with Elliott is interested in the role, but Smith said the 56-year-old would be capable of taking it on.“I think there has been a lot of names put forward. The one that stands out for me is Paul Elliott, a former player for Celtic and Chelsea,” Smith told Friday’s edition of The Women’s Football Show. Casey Stoney, Man Utd Women's manager 1:51center_img – Advertisement – Asked if the next FA chair should be black or a woman, Southgate said: “It has to be the right person.“I think whoever comes in has to have an understanding of governance and operating at a high level at an important organisation.“What I admire about someone like Paul Elliott is that he has committed himself to football administration. There are a lot of hours to that and a lot of meetings to attend that people don’t want to do. So the reforms that Paul has helped to put in place over the last few months deserve a lot of commendation.“I don’t know if Paul is the right person for the role – that’s not a decision for me. But I’m just pointing out the type of qualities football administrators have to have.”White: FA can promote diversity with Clarke successorEngland striker Ellen White believes the Football Association has a ‘massive opportunity’ to promote diversity throughout English football with their appointment of the next FA chair. Greg Clarke (left) pictured while attending the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2017 Former England international Sue Smith believes Paul Elliott would be a “great candidate” to succeed Greg Clarke as FA chairman.The FA is aiming to hire a replacement for Clarke, who resigned after making a string of offensive comments when giving evidence to MPs on Tuesday, by the end of March 2021 and is promising an open and diverse recruitment process.- Advertisement – “It was the right decision for him to step down and we have to look to the future now of educating and moving forward to eradicate these comments,” White said.“It’s all about being educated, even when you are at the top, and also throughout football, the grassroots, and everyone, the way that we speak.“I think it is a massive opportunity to highlight more diversity within the whole FA.“It will be a really important appointment, who comes in next. But I think it will be really, really important to have more diversity in the whole FA really.” Chief reporter Bryan Swanson takes us through the day’s events that have seen former FA chairman Greg Clarke stand down as FIFA vice-president 0:44last_img read more

The word from the street

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With ocean views you can’t lose

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first_img5 Cashell Crescent, Bushland BeachThe open-plan kitchen has plenty of bench space with high-quality fitting and appliances with an aqua-coloured panelling inspired by the sea views.The spacious theatre room has Japanese-style screen doors with wall-to-wall windows offering views of the sparkling pool.The master suite has ocean and island views, walk-in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite with dual vanity and opulent tiling.There is also a separate children’s retreat that can also serve as a lounge room.The triple remote lockup garage has built-in storage while there is another storeroom that is airconditioned and can be accessed from the garage. 5 Cashell Crescent, Bushland BeachA STATELY Bushland Beach home with views to die for has hit the market with a price tag of $749,000.The four-bedroom, three-bath, three-car home at 5 Cashell Crescent offers sea views, an in-ground pool with gazebo and sun-drenched decks.It’s positioned on 804sq m of land in a hilltop location to maximise the 180 degree views and cool ocean breezes. 5 Cashell Crescent, Bushland BeachHomeowner Michelle Andrejic has lived in the home with her husband and two children for seven years after the family designed and built the house.She said she would be sad to say goodbye but they were moving to be closer to relatives.“The views are amazing and of course the pool, which is beautiful and breezy,” she said. “We wanted the house built around the pool and to catch all the views and breezes as well as making sure the kids had their own playroom.“We’ve loved living out here. It’s nice and quiet.”center_img 5 Cashell Crescent, Bushland BeachRay White Douglas selling agent Nicole Plozza said the home would suit a family as, despite the property having an elevated position, it had a flat yard.“The land at the front of the house is flat, the backyard is flat so it would be great for kids to be able to run around,” she said.“There is a height restriction on the title for anyone building across the road so you’ll never lose those views.“The views go right out to Palm Island.”Ms Plozza said the home was a great buy.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It offers exceptional value,” she said. “With prices of houses here – you just can’t build for that.”last_img read more

Price of CMBS, infrastructure assets holding back investors – survey

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first_imgMortgage-backed loans and infrastructure debt are overpriced and deterring insurers from investing in both asset classes, a survey of CIOs has found.The strong demand and “muted” supply for infrastructure debt – coupled with an absence of in-house staff to oversee any such deals, was also a factor for insurers failing to live up to their intended asset allocations – according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM).The firm’s annual survey of insurers also found that one-third of insurers also believed they were now approaching the end of the credit cycle, with a deteriorating credit quality affecting the market.Respondents were also not terribly positive about the overall quality of investment opportunities. Nearly 75% of insurers from the EMEA felt investment opportunities were getting worse compared with the previous financial year, while only 3% of insurers from the region felt the situation was improving.While the pessimism was most pronounced among EMEA respondents, there was a marked increase among insurers predicting the investment environment would worsen over the coming year.More than 60% of all respondents believe the situation would deteriorate, compared with only 39% in the previous survey.Despite the pessimism among EMEA respondents, Greece was identified as offering the greatest unanticipated impact on financial markets by just 6% of respondents, compared with 36% who viewed China as a risk.The survey found that asset allocation decisions favoured illiquid assets, such as commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), middle-market loans and infrastructure debt.“The commercial mortgage loan market is facing increasing competition from the CMBS market, which has recently pressured yields,” the survey noted.“Infrastructure debt, while attractive for its long duration, faces strong demand and muted supply.“Insurers also noted that the lack of internal systems or personnel has deterred investments in both commercial mortgage loans and infrastructure debt.”The interest in illiquid assets was likely driven by interest in higher-yielding assets.Globally, only 5% viewed liquidity risk as a problem, while 66% were concerned with prevailing low yields.last_img read more

Gold Coast property sales from The Event reach $26.5 million

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first_imgMORE NEWS: What it’s like to live a life of luxury in the modern world Ray White Surfers Paradise Chief Executive and auctioneer Andrew Bell opens The Event. Pic Glenn HampsonAN extra $7.5 million in property has changed hands in the days after Australia’s largest in-house auction.Ray White Surfers Paradise’s 25th mega-auction The Event was held on January 28 at RACV Royal Pines Resort where 95 properties went under the hammer.About $19 million in sales were made on the day but that figure has climbed to $26.5 million almost two weeks after the event.The clearance rate now stands at more than 60 per cent. About 2000 people attended this year’s The Event. Pic Glenn HampsonMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoA further seven per cent of properties were under conditional contract awaiting finance approvals yesterday. (Friday)Ray White Surfers Paradise Group chief executive Andrew Bell expected more homes to sell in coming weeks.“We’ve been assisting buyers and sellers in the negotiation process and of course post auction we’ve been able to start negotiations with conditional buyers,” he said. “Of the unsold properties, the last two weeks has given many additional buyers the opportunity to inspect the remaining properties and enter negotiations, and we can expect to see those results flow through over coming weeks.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45center_img Mr Bell said he was happy with the results on the day and post auction.“There has been some negative sentiment around real estate markets of Australia recently, although the market here on the Gold Coast has spoken differently.” MORE NEWS: NRL star sells Gold Coast house More than 2000 people attended this year’s event, with 230 of those registering to bid on the day.Last year, the event attracted about 1000 people, including 170 registered bidders, and recorded $35.4 million worth of sales on the day.last_img read more

Panoro Energy to increase Tunisia output. Prepares for Sfax drilling

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first_imgOslo-listed Panoro Energy has revealed plans to increase daily output and the reserve base on its Tunisian TPS assets which it recently bought from OMV and is also preparing for drilling at the Sfax offshore permit.Map by Panoro EnergyPanoro said on Friday that the highest impact near-term opportunity would be the resumption of production at the El Ain field.The El Ain field is located in the Gremda concession, which legally expired in December 2018, and where the wells have been shut in for over a year.Panoro and ETAP applied for a new concession and are currently planning the resumption of production from the two existing wells immediately after formal authorization from the Tunisian Authorities to continue operations, pending formal ratification of the new concession.A workover unit is on site, and long lead items necessary to bring the wells back on stream have been procured.The company added that medium-term initiatives included sidetracks and an enhanced water injection program at the Guebiba field, where Panoro believes reserves and production could be materially increased.These near-term opportunities could provide a production uplift of up to 15-20 percent during 2019 compared to the recent 4,000 bopd gross averaged during December 2018.To remind, in December 2018, Panoro bought OMV’s subsidiary, OMV Tunisia Upstream, which holds 49% interests in the Guebiba/El Hajib, Rhemoura, El Ain, Cercina, and Cercina South concessions in Tunisia and 50% of the shares in the Thyna Petroleum Services S.A. Operating Company (TPS).The remaining stakes in the concessions and in TPS continue to be held by the Tunisian National Oil Company (ETAP). Sfax Offshore Exploration Permit (SOEP) renewalIn parallel, Panoro and the Tunisian Authorities came to a constructive and mutually beneficial arrangement regarding the renewal of SOEP which the company acquired from DNO in July 2018.As a precondition to enter a second renewal period for an additional three-year period, Panoro agreed to fulfill the outstanding drilling obligation under the first renewal period which expired on December 8, 2018. The company proposed to drill the Salloum West-1 well (SAMW-1) to fully satisfy the commitment.Panoro is currently working with partner ETAP on the technical program and formalization of drilling plans including well planning, location, and approvals for drilling and testing.The primary target of the SAMW-1 well is the Bireno formation where Panoro identified an independent block located west of the discovered Salloum structure. The SAMW-1 well will target an independent fault compartment up-dip from the Salloum-1 well drilled by British Gas in 1992.The objective of the well is to prove additional resources in the vicinity of the Salloum-1 well and to aggregate them to fast-track the development of Salloum through a tie-in to existing adjacent oil infrastructure.Tunisia’s Director General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) told Panoro that it had to post a bank guarantee in relation to the drilling operations on SOEP, which will be released at successive operational stages beginning with the spudding of the well, on track during 2019. Accordingly, Panoro procured a bank guarantee for the gross amount of $16.6 million.SOEP is operated by Panoro Tunisia Exploration AS and holds an 87.5 percent interest. It covers an area of 3,228 square kilometers offshore the city of Sfax. There are three oil discoveries on the permit, Salloum, Ras El Besh, and Jawahra with gross recoverable oil estimated at 20 million barrels.John Hamilton, CEO of Panoro, said: “We look forward to increasing the production at TPS and to continue moving forward with the further evaluation of the Salloum oil discovery located on the Sfax Offshore Exploration Permit.”last_img read more