UK’s trade deficit widens to largest since 2010

first_img UK’s trade deficit widens to largest since 2010 whatsapp whatsapp Share The UK’s annual trade deficit has widened to £34.8bn – the largest since 2010 – as exports fell “significantly” through 2014.  According to figures just out from the Office for National Statistics, the widening deficit can be largely attributed to the £14.6bn drop in exports year-on-year.  The amount from imports also decreased  – for the first time since 2009 – by £7.3bn.  Seasonally adjusted, the UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services was put at £2.9bn in December, up from a revised £1.8bn in November.  The widening of the overall deficit mainly reflects an increase in the import of goods from countries outside of the European Union, the ONS said. Exports in the month edged up 0.1 per cent while imports jumped by 2.7 per cent, pushed up by a nearly 40 per cent leap in the volume of oil imports on the month, reversing a trend of falling oil imports in previous months. Much of those imports came from Norway, according to the ONS.  Still, between the third and fourth quarter the deficit in goods narrowed by £2.2bn to £29.4bn, as exports increased to £73.8bn, again largely to countries outside the EU.  Berenberg chief UK economist Rob Wood said the figures had an “ugly headline but better details”.  He explained: “The UK trade deficit overshot consensus markedly in December… The initial reaction to these figures then will probably be disappointment. Poor old UK, which just cannot seem to achieve any balance at all in its recovery and remains saddled by its proximity to the Eurozone. Dig into the details though, and a better picture emerges. “Remember the UK still produces some oil. About a third of worsening in the deficit was due to oil. Excluding oil and erratic items, the monthly goods deficit worsened by £0.4bn to close to its recent average. When calculating Q4 GDP the statistics office estimated that industrial production fell in December in part because of a sharp decline in North Sea extraction, which is extremely volatile from month to month. Today’s rise in the oil deficit could be some corroborating evidence for that assessment, and could easily bounce back next month.  “That could mean Q4 industrial production will turn out to be weak when the data are published next week, but that should be similarly short-lived if it is driven by oil. Indeed, despite December’s worsening, the goods trade deficit narrowed in Q4 as a whole.” IHS chief economist Howard Archer noted that “net trade highly likely made a positive contribution to GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, even though it moderated to 0.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter”. He added: “This would be a significant improvement on the third quarter when net trade knocked 0.2 percentage point off GDP growth.” Archer said there were “welcome signs” of underlying improvement in exports, but said falling import prices “fuel suspicion that consumer price inflation is headed down further after dropping to a 14-year low of just 0.5 per cent in December.  “While oil prices have recently come off their lows, it currently seems unlikely that this marks the start of an appreciable rebound,” he added.   Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeach RaiderDo You Agree That She’s The Most Beautiful Woman In The World?Beach RaiderThe Financial MagAt 72, Kelly Harmon Is No Longer The Woman You Once KnewThe Financial MagGloriousaTrail Cam Photos Captured In The WildernessGloriousa Friday 6 February 2015 4:47 am Catherine Neilan Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bank of England’s forex boss Martin Mallett broke rules 20 times

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesWorldemandCanal Drained For First Time And They Find ThisWorldemandComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday News whatsapp Share Bank of England’s forex boss Martin Mallett broke rules 20 times Tags: Forex rate-rigging scandalcenter_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Tuesday 3 March 2015 9:14 pm Show Comments ▼ The sacked Bank of England official who failed to tell bosses about the possibility of foreign exchange benchmark manipulation also failed to act properly a score of other times, Mark Carney said yesterday.Martin Mallett lost his job as chief currency dealer last year after the discovery that he did not escalate his concerns to his seniors.But he was not sacked for that – Bank governor Carney yesterday told MPs that he made other errors.“We discovered a series of misjudgements that Mr Mallett had made unrelated to the Grabiner inquiry,” Carney told the Treasury Select Committee, refering to Lord Grabiner’s investigation into the Bank’s market intelligence and forex operations.“There were at least 20 examples of this.”Those include violations of IT policy, sharing confidential documents, giving his personal opinion on potential changes in policy, and sending “inappropriate” email attachments.Mallett’s case resulted in a wider review of policy, and the Bank gave staff a one-off chance to escalate any issues they previously had failed to pass on to bosses.Carney said that 50 potential market issues have been escalated since March last year. Of those, 42 were considered serious enough to pass onto the Financial Conduct Authority.The FCA declined to comment on the nature of those issues, and on the status of its investigation.The governor argued these steps show the start of a change at the Bank of England which “professionalises the culture” of the staff who interact with market participants.Carney added that the Bank has trained 160 employees in the Non-Investment Products (NIPs) Code to improve their understanding of the markets and their interactions with it.And he stressed that the Bank’s market intelligence staff perform “a difficult and vital” job, which helps policymakers understand what is going on in financial markets. Express KCS last_img read more

Britons bask in post-election sunshine

Show Comments ▼ Britons bask in post-election sunshine whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThe Most Addictive Strategy Game of 2021Total Battle – Tactical Game Online Share Monday 11 May 2015 12:09 am BRITAIN is set to enjoy a spell of hot weather this week, with temperatures close to the UK’s hottest day of the year, thanks to warm tropical air coming in from North Africa. Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 24C, forecasts show, nearing the 25.6C reached last month. But the hot spell, which sunbathers at the Serpentine (above) enjoyed, is set to be short-lived. Express KCS More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Tags: NULL read more

Hugely popular Ossory Show returns for another year

first_img 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterest GAA TAGSOssory ShowRathdowney Home Sponsored Hugely popular Ossory Show returns for another year Sponsored Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Old time threshingAll Ireland Tog of WarTruck-pulling competitionOssory Show All Ireland Male or Female Calf CompetitionMeadow Meats €2,000 Super Beef ChampionshipAIB Pedigree Interbred Calf ClassAshbourne Meats All Ireland Senior Breeding HeiferLadies Side SaddleOssory Show €400 Working Hunter ChampionNominations to Top StallionsTimothy Wilson Memorial/Perpetual TrophyMost Glamorous Granny, Little Miss Ossory, Most Suitably Dressed Boy, Most Suitably Dressed LadyLocal Home ProduceDonkey DerbyDog ShowTradestandsFlowersCraftsPoultryGoatsArtBakingEntertainmentJunior SectionsVegetablesSheepCattleHorsesEggsTruckers BarbequeIt all kicks off on the eve of this year’s Ossory Agricultural Show, with our Truckers Barbecue, at the Ossory Showgrounds.Derek Garfield & The Young Wolfe Tones take to stage at 9:30pm, and it promises to be a really great night’s entertainment!Derek and the ‘Tones will be supported by a DJ act, and it all begins at 8pm.Tickets for the event are priced at €15, will be available locally, and all proceeds raised will benefit Rathdowney Scout Group, and the Rathdowney Events Committee.ClassesYou can find out all the information about the various classes here, including sheep, cattle, horses and pigs.Further InformationFor show schedule and further details, contact Catherine Fitzgerald – Secretary, Conoboro Road, Rathdowney, Co Laois – 087 9975902Email – [email protected] – www.ossoryshow.comChairman – Peter Ging, 086 2394573Other enquiries for Trucks/Vintage – Seamus Costigan, 086 2306828PRO – Brian McCartney, 086 1719696Tradestands and General Enquiries – Canice Gorman, 087 2326493SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Some great photos from the Ossory Show in the year 2000 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardai appeal for information following robbery of truck and digger in PortlaoiseNext articleSadness following passing of pioneering Portarlington hotelier who was before his time LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp The Ossory Show is one of Ireland’s longest-running agricultural shows and it’s back again on Sunday, July 28.The hugely popular Ossory Truck Show takes place on the same day.The event – which was set up in 1898 – takes place in the showgrounds, which are located in Coolfin, Kilbreedy, Rathdowney.This year’s show will once again feature a a massive truck, vintage car and tractor show as well as: GAA Hugely popular Ossory Show returns for another year GAA Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 22nd July 2019 Twitterlast_img read more

Youthful Laois camogie side edged out by Tipperary in Division 2

first_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 23rd February 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Youthful Laois camogie side edged out by Tipperary in Division 2 Laois 0-5 Tipperary 1-6Littlewoods Camogie League Division 2 Group 3 The Laois Camogie team suffered a narrow defeat to Tipperary in their opening game of Division 2 this morning.Played in Golden GAA grounds, this young Laois side battled gamely against their hosts but went down by four points in the end.In really difficult conditions on a very heavy pitch, a Kirsten Keenan free was the only score in the opening quarter.Niamh Coss grabbed a second for Laois but Tipperary came back into the game with two points from Emily Morrissey – one of which was a penalty and the other a free – before what turned out to be the game’s crucial score.Rosanna O’Donnell struck for a goal and although Keenan landed a second free, Tipperary led 1-2 to 0-3 at half time.The second half was a similarly tight affair. Laois had points from Keenan and Laura Finlay but the goal they needed would not come.In the end, points from Claire Stakelum, Sarah Delaney and Clodagh McIntyre were enough to see Tipperary’s second string over the line.Laois’s next game is away to Dublin on March 8 while their re-arranged game against Antrim is yet to be refixed.SCORERS: Laois: Kirsten Keenan 0-3 (all frees), Niamh Coss and Laura Finlay 0-1 each TIPPERARY: Rosanna O’Donnell 1-0, Emily Morrissey 0-2 ( 0-1 pen, one free), Claire Stakelum, Sarah Delaney and Clodagh McIntyre 0-1 eachLAOIS: Aedin Lowry (Camross); Jade Bergin (The Harps), Roisin Kilmartin (St Brigid’s), Rachel Bergin (The Harps); Molly O’Connor (The Harps), Clodagh Tynan (St Brigid’s), Sarah Creagh (St Brigid’s); Casey Conroy (O’Moore’s), Clare Fitzgerald (Camross); Laura Finlay (St Brigid’s), Alice Walsh (The Harps), Liaden C-Fennell (O’Moore’s); Sarah Cuddy (Camross), Kirsten Keenan (Camross), Grainne Hyland (St Brigid’s). Subs: Roisin Dowling (O’Moore’s), Jessie Quinlan (St Brigid’s), Niamh Coss (St Brigid’s), Aimee Collier (Camross), Aoife Hyland (O’Moore’s)TIPPERARY: Emma Mulqueen; Beth Ryan, Sabrina Larkin, Niamh Long; Margaret Quigley, Maureen Ryan, Hazel McAuliffe; Claire Stakelum, Nicole Shelly; Ciara McKeogh, Andrea Loughman, Sarah Delaney; Clodagh McIntyre, Roseanna O’Donnell, Emily MorrisseyReferee: Mike Ryan (Galway)SEE ALSO – Check out all the LaoisToday coverage of the Laois senior football team WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMoment In Time: Lords and ladies turn out in style for 18th Century Durrow Ball in 2008Next articleLIVE BLOG: Laois footballers take on Clare in key clash in Ennis LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest TAGSLaois CamogieLaois v TipperaryNational Camogie League Home GAA Camogie Youthful Laois camogie side edged out by Tipperary in Division 2 GAACamogieSport Pinterest Facebook Twitter Electric Picnic Twitter WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic last_img read more

To prep for unification, empathy is key

first_img SHARE By Daily NK – 2017.11.28 5:29pm To prep for unification, empathy is key After reports surfaced in the South Korean media about a story involving a female defector who decided to return to the North, more and more defectors in the South are hearing this question.These types of questions cause significant discomfort for the 30,000 plus defectors trying to resettle and readjust to life in the South, and shows that people born in the North and the South still need to invest in understanding one another. When North Korea engages in military provocations, defectors often bear the brunt of negative public opinion.In preparation for unification, we should ask ourselves, “How are we treating defectors now, and how does this measure up with the way they deserve to be treated? As more defectors come to resettle here in the South each year, South Koreans are coming into contact with them with greater frequency. They are becoming more deeply engrained in the fabric of society and our lives. When North Korean defectors build successful lives in the South, they serve as a living example to their peers in the North that happiness can be found here. This also improves the likelihood of a successful unification and shows that we are doing what we can to prepare. Unification means that North and South Koreans are together under one system, harmoniously living and working together in the same community.  However, to us, North Korea remains a distant place, and people from North Korea often seem shrouded in mystery. The majority of South Koreans have a very limited understanding of life in North Korea. Unfortunately, the media portrayals of North Korea do not present unification in a realistic way and don’t always show positive depictions of defectors. According to research carried out in 2016 by the Hana Foundation, North Korean defectors identified prejudice and discrimination (34%), and cultural clashes (24%) as the top issues in adjusting to life in the South. While certain markers of success, such as academic performance and employment are improving over time, there is a need to focus further on improving mental well-being for defectors here in the South. Hana Foundation conducted a survey last year in collaboration with a media partner targeting areas in which defectors live in high densities. The research revealed that local South Koreans tend to feel more psychological distance towards defectors than vice versa. We may talk about wishing for unification, but in truth, many of us don’t feel a great sense of urgency about it. According to research carried out by the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), about 58% of respondents said that we need unification, whereas 46% indicated that they can accept peaceful separation. About 57% viewed unification and separation as being irrelevant to their lives. Although unification may feel like a distant dream, we are constantly working to build a stronger foundation for integration. North Koreans have become accustomed to a market economy and have learned about the outside world thanks to the introduction of the market system. They are secretly viewing media from South Korea, helping them feel more comfortable with ideas and culture from the South. In South Korea as well, more defectors are settling in and engaging with South Koreans. This has helped establish a basis for understanding and empathy with one another, an important step in preparing for unification. Much like the Berlin Wall, there is a possibility that the DMZ may open up overnight. The more important thing, however, is that North and South Koreans receive each other warmly. This requires hard work and patience. Unification is not some far-off, unreachable event. We need to start by embracing defectors as members of our local communities. Through one-on-one contact and relationships, we can make our great big country feel like a tight-knit community. *Views expressed in Guest Columns do not necessarily reflect those of Daily NK. AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Analysis & Opinion center_img Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion last_img read more

Canadian M&A rebounds in Q3: Crosbie

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Crosbie reported that there were 804 transactions announced in Q3, a 34% increase from the previous quarter. This put M&A activity “back to a level that was in line with the average for the four quarters that preceded the pandemic shutdown.”The resurgence only represented about $18 billion in deal value, which was relatively low in historical terms — down by about 60% from the same period last year.“Over the past two quarters, most closed transactions are the result of sale processes that began before March,” Crosbie said. “However, we are now increasingly shifting into a new cohort which began after the shutdown.”There were only two so-called mega deals ($1 billion+) in the quarter, Crosbie reported, adding that cross-border transactions accounted for 46% of the activity.Notwithstanding the headline increase in deal activity, the firm said that the recovery remained selective.“Behind the strong rebound in activity, we can see the uneven impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on different sectors, with some experiencing very large increases relative to [pre-pandemic] periods and others displaying notable softness,” Crosbie said.The precious metals and mining sectors led the way in Q3 deal activity with 140 deals (up 111%) and 94 deals (up 42%), respectively.Conversely, the real estate, industrials, and utilities sectors saw their M&A activity drop notably, Crosbie reported. mergers and acquisitions designer491/123RF James Langton Global M&A sets Q1 record, Refinitiv says Canadian merger and acquisition activity perked up in the third quarter, according to new data from Toronto-based mid-market investment bank, Crosbie & Co.In the first half of 2020, the M&A market was severely disrupted by the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, but by the third quarter deal flow was starting to rebound. Record M&A activity in Q1, Crosbie & Co. says Related news Keywords Mergers and acquisitionsCompanies Crosbie & Co. BMO asset management sale is on strategy: Moody’s Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Alum, ‘South Park’ Animation Director To Work With CU Film Students

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail University of Colorado at Boulder alumnus and director of animation for Comedy Central’s hit animated show “South Park” will advise students on animation in two classes in the school’s film studies program on April 28 and May 1.Eric Stough graduated from CU-Boulder’s film studies program in 1996, where he went to school with “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Stough has won two Emmy awards and a Peabody award for his work on the show and he won awards for his short film “Revenge of the Roadkill Rabbit” at the 2000 Athens International Film and Video Festival.”I am excited to return to the place where we started a franchise that has entertained people for 12 years, “said Stough. “I remember building sets and filming my student projects in the empty rooms of the dormitories. The university’s facility has changed tremendously and I’m anxious to see how it has changed the experience of producing student projects over a decade later.”Stough directed such classic episodes as “Scott Tenorman Must Die” and “Butters’ Very Own Episode.” According to Parker, the character of Leopold “Butters” Stotch on “South Park” is, in fact, a lampoon of Stough.”This is a fantastic opportunity for students to engage with a professional who successfully bridged the cultures of the academic and larger filmmaking community,” said Chris Pearce, a CU-Boulder lecturer and art educator, animator and artist in experimental film and commercial animation training.On April 28 and May 1, Stough will talk with students who are finishing projects in the “Animation Production” class, taught by award-winning animator and instructor Stacy Steers. He will review the entire process of how a “South Park” show is produced from script to post production and will bring examples of drawings and artwork.On April 28 and April 30, he will work with students in “Experimental Digital Animation,” taught by Pearce. Published: April 21, 2008 last_img read more

Pushing Boundaries: Students express their creativity in UMC Student Arts Program

first_img Published: April 30, 2018 • By Kenna Bruner Categories:Pushing BoundariesGetting InvolvedCampus Community Launched in 2015, the UMC Student Arts Program showcases artwork by CU Boulder students. Artwork can be in any medium, such as photography, paintings, collages or sculpture. The UMC Student Arts Program is hosting an art walk for the new art pieces that have been added to the collection. The theme for this year’s program is Empower the Future, and students were asked to consider the theme in their creations. Graduate students and undergraduates in any major may enter their art.The 11 pieces chosen this year are displayed throughout the UMC. The top three student winners will be announced Friday, May 4, during an event held in The Connection on the first floor of the UMC, 4 to 6 p.m. Judging is based on originality, theme, impact and craftsmanship.Two of the participants talk about their art.Serene SinghSingh is a junior studying political science and journalism with a minor in leadership studies. Creating art is her passion and a way for her to express what’s on her mind by putting concepts and ideas into a visual context. This is her first submission in an art show. The title of her art piece is The Kaur Values of Freedom, Justice and Beauty. Kaur is her middle name and translates to “princess.” Her piece represents the ideals of bravery, equality and strength through the image of a Sikh woman wearing a turban.To create the piece, Singh used pastels, watercolors, crayons, plus an unconventional medium. When she couldn’t get the color of the woman’s skin to her liking, she used her own makeup. As she was painting, Singh thought about the idea of religious freedom and tolerance, and the empowerment of women. The turban is controversial in America,” Singh said. “I want you to see a woman wearing a turban who’s representing herself proudly and not afraid to display her faith and define her worth in a society that not understand it. It’s not a self-portrait per se, but it’s how I want all women, including myself, to see themselves.”She believes art can communicate and speak to people in a personalized way, and that art can challenge people to internally investigate their own thoughts without saying a word.Singh is a member of numerous groups and organizations on campus, including the Boettcher Scholars, Presidents Leadership Class, Colorado Bhangra, Political Science Honor Society and University of Colorado Student Government, where she serves as chief justice of the CU Supreme Court. She won a prestigious Truman Scholarship, CU Boulder’s 11th recipient and first since 2014. As the current America’s Junior Miss and former Miss Colorado Teen titleholder, Singh started a nonprofit called The Serenity Project to empower at-risk and marginalized women to build confidence and self-esteem. She coaches the women participating in the project on speaking skills, confidence and self-esteem. She also coaches low-income students in speech and public speaking skills.This summer, Singh will be interning for a number of organizations and will attend the Global Changemakers Summit in Switzerland. After graduating, she plans to attend law school with a goal of one day becoming a Supreme Court justice.Lau MalaverMalaver is finishing a master’s degree in education policy. Malaver’s art submission is a small abstract painting titled Something Gone and New. (Malaver prefers to use the gender-neutral plural pronouns they/their.)Using oils and acrylics on canvas, Malaver was inspired to visually portray a transitional period that a close friend was undergoing. The piece features a human figure split in two, one half in white and the other in black.I wanted to understand the dynamic of that person going through a transition related to gender and their partner,” Malaver said. “We are in a time when there are opportunities for some people to really feel like they can be themselves, whether that’s changing their name, getting married or changing their body. This is a fundamental time to take care of those around us who have identity struggles and find, by changing certain things about themselves, they can feel some peace.”Wanting people to see the duality in the painting, Malaver wrote, “This piece lets a past desire reach the present that is no longer present but lives in the future. It is empowering to change our lives as the narratives around us incorrectly shape us.”This is Malaver’s first submission in an art show. While Malaver uses art as a medium for expressing thoughts and feelings, their main conveyance is writing creative nonfiction and short stories. Malaver, who earned an undergraduate degree at CU Boulder, plans to stay at CU to get a doctorate in ethnic studies and then teach. “Art is a space for us to put all our feelings and thoughts on canvas,” Malaver said. “The creativity of expression has empowered me to do other things related to my identity of being Latina and gay, like getting scholarships. That involvement has allowed me to help others who are LGBTQ or persons of color.”center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, April 28

first_img TAGSBig Basin VineyardsCentral Valley RoadshowChinaEuropeFinger Lakes WineFrancis Ford Coppola WineryGusmer EnterprisesLambruscoMichael David WineryOregonQuebecRussiaSonoma Advertisement Twitter Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Previous article“Private label” Trends, Business Opportunities and Success Stories, a Key Topic of the 2017 World Bulk Wine ExhibitionNext articleAcclaimed Winery Book Series Celebrates 15-Year Milestone with May 12 Book Signing Editor Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Trending Story:Picking Wine Grapes by Machine Means Better Efficiency with No Loss in QualityThe truth of the matter is that Washingtons agricultural industry relies heavily on migrant labor to bring food to our tables and wine to our lips…Today’s News:How to Get Off in the Best Possible WayI am sure that many of you clicked this link for all the wrong reasons…Three Phases to Managing Grape Berry MothAs the season begins, growers should be prepared to manage a serious pest which can cause substantial economic losses…Coppola Sees Value in CertificationThe Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville (Sonoma County) bottles more than 1.5 million cases of wine a year, almost all from purchased grapes…Anything but the Wine! Climate Change Takes Its Toll on GrapesResearchers Outline How Changing Climate, Natural Disasters Affect WinemakersIn Finger Lakes Wine Country, Orange Is the New WhiteInterim Policy on Gluten Content Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of WineOregon Cider Business Bill ProgressesOver $40,000 in Wine Business Scholarships Awarded for Academic Year 2017-2018DTC Wine Workshops Presents Central Valley RoadshowQuebecers Want Better Access to a Wide Variety of WineRussians Investing in European VineyardsChina Set to Become World’s Second-Biggest Wine MarketLambrusco Shakes Off Its Cloying ReputationWineIndustry.Jobs:Accounting ManagerHalby Marketing Inc. – Glen Ellen, CA, United StatesVineyard ManagerPaumanok Vineyards – New York State, United StatesMaintenance ManagerRecruiting Associates Network – Fairfield, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefIndustry Events:Walla Walla DTC RoadshowMay 10, 2017 – Walla Walla, WA, United StatesMendocino Winegrowers SummitMay 11, 2017 – Ukiah, CA, United StatesGusmer Wine Technical Seminar – Yeast & Bacteria Trends!May 16, 2017 – Santa Rosa, CA, United StatesTalent and the Tasting Room – Tackling the Staffing DilemmaMay 18, 2017 – Webinar2017 International Bulk Wine and Spirits ShowJuly 26-27 2017 – South San Francisco, CA, United StatesMore Wine Industry Events…Top Stories:Michael David Winery Acquires Historic Geyserville Winery, Tasting Room, and VineyardsSonoma Makes Way for Cannabis WineSex, Love and the $1000 Breakfast WineSeismic Shift at Big Basin Vineyards: “At the Time, I Didn’t Get the Hype Around Burgundy”Silver Oak Flexes Muscles with Ovid PurchaseNapa County: Wine Business Dominates Large Real Estate DealsWhite Wine May Increase Risk for Rosacea in Women, Study SaysValue Wins at Sonoma Wine AuctionVineyards Owners Working to Ban Nearby Marijuana OperationThe Precision Approach to Enhancing Wine Flavors with OakBranding a Winery and Its Wine Is Expensive, Necessary and Benefits the Consumer No Matter the SizeHere’s Why Chinese Money Is Pouring into Temecula’s Wine RegionNapa County Supervisors Want to Get a Handle on Winery Code ComplianceSkills That Successful Salespeople Have?We Asked 9 Somms: What’s the Most Overrated Wine? Facebookcenter_img Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, April 28Afternoon BriefVideoAfternoon Brief, April 28By Editor – April 28, 2017 20 0 Linkedin Share ReddIt Pinterest Emaillast_img read more