Live: Donald Trump wades into General Election debate

first_imgRead more: Donald Trump claims a political victory as Isis leader al-Baghdadi killed in US raid Thursday 31 October 2019 6:36 pm 18.05pm whatsapp Trump says he just wants to focus on trade. He says Britain’s trade with the US could be four to five times higher than it is now. The President says he thinks Corbyn started rumours that the NHS would be involved in a trade deal. Trump says a trade deal between the UK and the US would not involve the NHS. “It’s not for us to have anything to do with your healthcare system,” he says. Trump adds that he thinks he “really hit it off” with the Queen on his state visit. The interview, which aired at 6pm tonight, came hours after the US House of Representatives voted to move on to the next stage of its impeachment inquiry into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. 18.12pm In the LBC interview, a snippet of which was released early, Trump told Farage that the US wants to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK. Trump says al-Baghdadi was “a coward” who died “a very rough death”. He says US forces “broke through like they were dealing with children” during the operation to kill al-Baghdadi. “He died whimpering and crying,” Trump says. US President Donald Trump has waded into the UK General Election in typical style, saying Jeremy Corbyn would be “so bad” for Britain. Trump adds: “I wish you two guys could get together, I think it would be a great thing.” Trump says he might have to face Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 presidential election. The US President says Johnson and Farage should “get together” in a General Election pact. 18.07pm 18.17pm “We want to do trade with UK, and they want to do trade with us,” Trump says, but he casts doubt on whether Johnson’s Brexit deal will let a trade deal be signed. In an interview with Brexit party leader Nigel Farage on London’s LBC radio, the President said: “Your country has tremendous potential. It’s a great country.” Trump expands on his relationship with the Royal family. He repeats that they “really hit it off”. He said he had “really an incredible evening” during the state visit. 18.19pm 18.30pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistUndo 18.10pm Read more: Brexit party leader Nigel Farage will run for Commons seat at General Election “The Democrats have got nothing,” Trump says. “We call them the do-nothing Democrats.” The conversation turns to security. Trump says the European Union is not paying its way in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato). “There are right now in Nato 20 countries that are delinquent, meaning they owe a lot of money. Germany is number one,” he says. 18.27pm Trump says Boris Johnson has spoken to him about the difficulties of thrashing out a Brexit deal. He says it could be Bernie Sanders, but says Sanders “looks shot”. 18.22pm He says he thinks Brexit will have happened before the November 2020 presidential election next year. He says people are “sick” of hearing about Brexit, and the interview ends. He says there was nothing untoward about his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which the allegations centre around. Farage moves the conversation on to the death of Harry Dunn in a road accident in the UK this summer after colliding with the car of Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US military official. Sacoolas fled to the US. Trump says he did not have “one negative Republican vote” in the House of Representatives today. The House voted to press on with its impeachment inquiry. Harry Robertson 18.08pm Turning back to UK politics, Trump says: “Corbyn would be so bad for your country, he’d be so bad, he’d take you on such a bad way. He’d take you into such bad places.” Farage asks whether Sacoolas could come back to the UK to face trial. “I’ll have to see what the final facts are,” Trump says. Farage tries to persuade Trump to pressure Johnson into heading for a no-deal Brexit. Trump says he is disappointed the UK has not left the EU. “I think it’s a good thing for the UK,” he says. Farage asks the President what he thinks of Meghan Markle’s relationship with the press. Trump says he does not have a lot to add, but says he “really” likes Prince Harry. He also says he likes Prince Charles. “He loves the environment,” he says. 18.24pm “We can do many times the numbers that we’re doing right now,” the President said, “and certainly much bigger numbers than you’re doing under the European Union.” Trump says people say he is a “very intelligent person”. He asks why an intelligent person would try to pressure a foreign power into helping him in an election. He says Johnson listens to him. “Boris and I have a great relationship.” He says: “It was time for Boris, I think you needed him.” Live: Donald Trump’s interview Trump says he did “a world favour, not just a US favour”. “I’d like to see you and Boris get together because you would really have some numbers,” he says. “He respects you a lot, I can tell you that.” whatsapp Conversation turns to the recent death of Isis commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Image credit: Getty) 18.14pm Read more: General Election: Jeremy Corbyn pledges to go after ‘greedy bankers’ “What’s a high crime and misdemeanour when you have a very appropriate conversation? Fortunately we’ve got the transcript,” Trump says. Read more: Harry Dunn’s family sues administration of US President Donald Trump Share Live: Donald Trump wades into General Election debate in Nigel Farage interview Trump says he liked Theresa May, but “did not agree with her on certain things”. He says: “I told her exactly how to make the deal, but she didn’t listen to me.” His intervention into UK politics will prove controversial. Former US President Barack Obama’s 2016 comment that Brexit would leave the UK at the “back of the queue” for a trade deal with the US caused a furore during the European Union referendum. “There’s a lot of difficulty with that whole situation,” Trump says. He adds that countries such as Germany are “taking advantage of the United States”. Trump says allegations that he abused his power to get dirt on political rival Joe Biden are “totally false”. Yet he warned that a Labour government under Corbyn would “take you on such a bad way. He’d take you into such bad places”. “Boris wants to be very careful with that,” Trump says.last_img read more

EY prepared ‘unqualified audit’ for Wirecard last month

first_img Share Friday 24 July 2020 9:49 am whatsapp (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images) Also Read: EY prepared ‘unqualified audit’ for Wirecard last month In documents reviewed by the FT, EY said “based on the findings of our audit, the attached annual financial statements comply in all material respects with German commercial law applicable to corporations and give a true and fair view of the net assets and financial position of the company.” (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images) The draft reportedly rejected allegations made by whistleblowers and concerns raised by KPMG in its special audit published at the end of April. EY reportedly prepared an unqualified audit opinion on Wirecard’s accounts in early June, just weeks before the company collapsed. KPMG could not verify the existence of activities which Wirecard said accounted for half of its revenue and operating profit. By June the firm had collapsed after its third-party acquiring business was discovered to be fraudulent. “Within the scope of the audit, we satisfied ourselves that the accusations [regarding third-party acquiring] of which we became aware were followed up and assessed by measures taken by the management board of Wirecard,” the accounting firm said. A week after the draft opinion, Wirecard collapsed into insolvency triggering a criminal investigation into the group’s former executives as well as a probe into the German financial regulator, BaFin. This week former boss Markus Braun was arrested for a second time as Munich prosecutors accused him of committing a multiyear fraud. 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Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreaker EY added that “in the course of our extended audit procedures, no indications have arisen that would suggest any violations of the law” in relation to TPA. “As the record shows, the release of Wirecard 2019 financials were delayed multiple times because EY Germany informed the Company that it had not been able to complete its audit work. It was ultimately the work of EY Germany that exposed the fraud related to Wirecard AG.” EY prepared ‘unqualified audit’ for Wirecard last month whatsapp EY Germany said: “EY Germany was not prepared to provide an unqualified audit opinion to Wirecard AG for its 2019 financial statements in early June 2020 and it had informed the company that its audit work was ongoing.” The auditing firm delivered a draft version of its official audit opinion, according to the Financial Times. Accountants usually share a draft to give clients the opportunity to look over the numbers and assessments. Wirecard’s third-party acquiring business, TPA, was exposed as a sham. In its draft opinion, EY said its “extended audit procedures” had found no evidence that the TPA business in Asia was “problematic.” Angharad Carrick last_img read more

Double Discussion Might Be Way Forward

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Analysis & Opinion Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Facebook Twitter Double Discussion Might Be Way Forward AvatarYang Jung A center_img Amidst suggestions that the Six-Party Talks may get back underway later this month, attention in some quarters has turned to the timing of any peace treaty negotiations.In bilateral meetings between Six-Party Talks participant nations during February, first North Korea and China, then the U.S. and China, South Korea and China, and finally South Korea and the U.S., views on how and when to hold the Six-Party Talks narrowed. Finally, on the 27th of February, a high official in the South Korean administration predicted that, based on the existing atmosphere, “there is a high possibility of the Six-Party Talks being held shortly, maybe in March or April.” Speaking in Tokyo yesterday, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Stephen Bosworth was less specific, saying, “I hope that in the not too distant future but fairly soon we will see a resumption of the talks. For our part, we are ready to move on very short notice.”Since late-December last year, North Korea has been demanding that international sanctions against it be lifted and peace treaty negotiations be launched as preconditions to any further Six-Party Talks, and this has caused difficulties.Since then, though, other countries have discussed ways to draw North Korea back to the negotiating table in depth, and China has stepped up its efforts as intermediary.Wang Jiarui, the leader of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee was sent to Pyongyang on February 6, and thereafter Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan made a return visit to Beijing. Negotiations between the two countries on the resumption of the Talks may have taken concrete shape during this period. It has been reported that China explained in the meetings that it will take a long time to lift the sanctions, and that it is inappropriate to discuss the issue within the Six Party Talks’ framework. However, China reportedly did accept North Korea’s opinion on the peace treaty issue, and said it would approach it flexibly in talks with the U.S.Meanwhile, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Yu Myung Hwan told reporters the day after his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the 27th, “Since North Korea has strongly demanded a peace treaty, I think the U.S. has leaked out a subtle sign of willingness to deal with the issue.” Accordingly, if the U.S. and North Korea agree on a time for peace treaty negotiations in bilateral talks which may be held soon, it is highly likely that the Six-Party Talks will restart soon thereafter.Since both sides agree on the need to resume the Six-Party Talks, a compromise may be suggested whereby denuclearization negotiations and peace treaty negotiations happen simultaneously.Kim Yeon Su, a professor in Korean National Defense University, explained in a telephone conversation with The Daily NK yesterday, “China has been working to persuade the U.S. and North Korea to simultaneously hold the two negotiations. However, there may still be sharp disagreement.” Professor Kim predicted that “whether or not the Six-Party Talks resume is likely to depend upon the results of bilateral talks.”He added, “The process of a peace treaty will be pegged to the process of denuclearization, so the controversy will be over specifically when during the denuclearization talks peace treaty negotiations are held. They may well agree to start peace treaty negotiations when agreeing on a verification system.” However, he pointed out, “In this process, there is the possibility that if the issue of a peace treaty started in the wrong way, the framework of the Six-Party Talks would deteriorate.” Analysis & Opinion By Yang Jung A – 2010.03.02 4:48pm Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion SHARElast_img read more

MX seeks candidates for disciplinary committees

first_img PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Business meeting concept illustration in an aerial view with people sitting around a conference table csuzda/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Keywords Enforcement James Langton Related news BFI investors plead for firm’s sale The Bourse de Montreal Inc. (MX) is looking for industry personnel to serve on its disciplinary committee, which hears enforcement cases and considers regulatory settlements.In a notice published today, the MX is calling for applications from candidates to sit on its committee that is responsible for hearing complaints and deciding whether to accept or reject settlement offers. Eligible participants include directors, officers or partners of industry firms, retired industry personnel, and independents.Committee members receive set hourly compensation for their participation in disciplinary hearings and drafting decisions.The deadline for applications is April 12. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Top U.S. CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder value

first_img U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “We know that many Americans are struggling. Too often hard work is not rewarded, and not enough is being done for workers to adjust to the rapid pace of change in the economy. If companies fail to recognize that the success of our system is dependent on inclusive long-term growth, many will raise legitimate questions about the role of large employers in our society,” the statement reads.It’s an implicit recognition that corporations have a larger responsibility than a return on investment and also that more Americans are living under duress today. Wage gains have been nonexistent to moderate for years. Economic research as well as government data point to an era in which Americans must do more for less.“The American dream is alive, but fraying,” Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO of JPMorgan who also chairs the Business Roundtable, said in a prepared statement.A Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis analysis found corporate profits have far outpaced employee compensation since the early 2000s.“This new statement better reflects the way corporations can and should operate today,” said Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. “It affirms the essential role corporations can play in improving our society when CEOs are truly committed to meeting the needs of all stakeholders.”The statement is not a directive. Rather, it is a shared understanding of among CEOs of companies that employ more than 15 million people with a collective $7 trillion in annual revenue.The Business Roundtable’s principle of purpose has historically been rooted in the words of economist Milton Friedman, who argued the sole purpose of a corporation was to maximize shareholder value.The group in the past has fought anti-trust legislation, backed favourable tax cuts and successfully lobbied to dilute restrictions on executive compensation.The language of its mission statement has been tweaked over the years, sometimes distancing itself from Friedman during times of economic instability.During a recession in the early 1990s, the statement said corporations were meant to “serve both their shareholders and society as a whole.”In the recovery years following the Great Recession, the group said it was up to corporations to responsibly “deal with its employees, customers, suppliers and other constituencies in a fair and equitable manner.”However, the statement released Monday goes further than stances the group has taken in the past, seemingly acknowledging the growing momentum to find a solution to financial inequality in the U.S. as it worsens.Inequality has become a national narrative in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. Democratic presidential candidates have pushed for a seat on corporate boards chosen by employees and tying stock buybacks, which benefits investors, to employee pay at that company.The push to rethink the role of corporations in society has not come exclusively from the political arena. This time, there is pressure from Wall Street power brokers as well.In April, the renowned hedge fund manager Ray Dalio stunned Wall Street with an extended essay in which he wrote, “everything must evolve or die. This is now true for capitalism.”“It’s producing self-reinforcing spirals up for the haves and down for the have-nots,” Dalio wrote. “This is creating widening income/wealth/opportunity gaps that pose existential threats to the United States because these gaps are bringing about damaging domestic and international conflicts and weakening America’s condition.”How much sway a mission statement from the Business Roundtable will have cannot be measured, but economic pressure on corporations, workers and consumers may grow more intense in the near future.On Monday a survey released by the National Association for Business Economics indicated that 34% of economists believe a slowing economy will tip the U.S. into recession in 2021.That’s up from 25% in a survey taken in February. The “shareholder comes first” has for years been the mantra of the Business Roundtable, a group that represents the most powerful CEOs in America and their thinking.A new principles on the role of a corporation released Monday implies a foundational shift, putting shareholders on more equal footing with others that have an interest in a corporation to some degree — a group that includes workers, suppliers, customers and, essentially, society at large. Keywords U.S. Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Corporate Business Team clapping success at Boardroom meeting rawpixel/123RF Related news Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press U.S. proposes tax of at least 15% on global corporate profitslast_img read more

New funding to expand Goldfields migrant employment program

first_imgNew funding to expand Goldfields migrant employment program McGowan Government invests additional $300,000 into the highly successful Goldfields Migrant Employment ProjectState Government backs critical supply of skilled and non-skilled workers into the booming GoldfieldsProgram has relocated and connected 50 new migrants into work in the Goldfields The McGowan Government will invest an additional $300,000 over two years into the successful Goldfields Migrant Employment Project to continue to bring new workers to the Goldfields.The investment will help the Goldfields Community Legal Centre consolidate the unique solution to the region’s labour shortage, and brings the McGowan Government’s total investment into the program to $500,000.The Goldfields Migrant Employment Project was a pilot program funded through the first round of the Regional Economic Development grants program, and has successfully relocated and connected 50 Perth-based migrants into work in the Goldfields.Project participants have been placed in a range of jobs including ICT workers, trades assistants, mining services, delivery and truck drivers, carers and cleaners, and professional placements.The Goldfields Migrant Employment Project is one of several initiatives that the State Government is supporting to meet the rising demand for workers in the Goldfields.As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:“Between the increased mining activity and State Government projects coming online, the Goldfields-Esperance region is experiencing a high demand for labour in most sectors.“This program has been an innovative and very successful way to bring migrants based in Perth to a new life in the Goldfields.“Relocating one person has often resulted in other family members also showing interest in the Goldfields opportunities – we have families bringing their children, using local schools and participating in local community groups.“This additional funding will ensure the program can continue and expand over the next two years, building on the group of 50 migrants already connected into local jobs in the Goldfields.“Well done to the Goldfields Community Legal Centre and the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission for embracing the idea and driving outstanding results.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, building, children, Commission, community, Economic Development, employment, family members, Government, grants program, Investment, migrants, mining, Minister, project, regional development, Regional Economic Development, Western Australialast_img read more

Council continues journey towards new city vision

first_imgCouncil continues journey towards new city vision City of Logan Mayor Darren Power with the proposed 2021-2026Corporate Plan.Logan City Council has put the community at the heart of its future decision-making by creating a shared vision that will underpin the city’s strategic direction for the next five years and beyond.The community now has a chance to have a say on that vision and Council’s strategic response via the proposed 2021-2026 Corporate Plan.Months of intensive community engagement led to a proposed Logan Community Vision.As it was taking shape, the vision influenced how Council’s proposed 2021-2026 Corporate Plan was developing.The Corporate Plan sets priorities for Council investment in infrastructure such as roads, libraries, water, waste management and parks.The community now has a chance to have a say on the proposed vision and plan via the Have Your Say platform from today (May 13) until Thursday, June 3 at Corporate Plan consultation City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said the vision reflected the city’s collective aspirations.“We want to determine that our priorities in the Corporate Plan are on the right track,” he said.Cr Power said as well as being a requirement of the Local Government Act, the Corporate Plan was central to how Council set its strategic direction.“It provides the focus for how we will invest in infrastructure and guides how we prioritise and deliver programs and services in the short, medium and long-term.”The Corporate Plan spans five financial years and strongly influences how Council makes decisions about its annual budget.It is underpinned by the Logan Community Vision and sets a definitive plan on how Council will deliver the community what it needs in a sustainable way.“As a Council, we want to deliver infrastructure, services and programs to make that vision a reality,” Cr Power said.“It also gives us a clear picture of what aspects Council can influence and where we need to seek support and investment from other levels of government.”Cr Power said it was vital to develop a new vision for the city which was growing at the fastest rate in its 40-year history.More than $18 billion in Council and government-planned infrastructure and improvements will be spent in coming years. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:community, community engagement, corporate, council, future, Government, heart, infrastructure, Investment, local council, Local Government, Logan, Logan City, Logan City Council, sustainable, Waterlast_img read more

Canada announces support for Mozambique due to pandemic and to mitigate its secondary impacts

first_imgCanada announces support for Mozambique due to pandemic and to mitigate its secondary impacts From: Global Affairs CanadaBackgrounderToday, Canada announced $186 million in development assistance for new projects in Mozambique, including support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls.Support for COVID-19 Prevention, Surveillance and Containment in MozambiqueClinton Health Access Initiative, $10 million /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, Clinton, covid-19, Government, health, Mozambique, pandemic, prevention, reproductive health, surveillancelast_img read more

CU-Boulder Hosts Venture Capital Competition

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Editors: Reporters are invited to attend Feb. 5 and can report on the competition and the process but cannot report on details of the business plans. CU-Boulder students will evaluate real business plans to determine which ones are worthy of funding at the Feb. 5 western regional Venture Capital Investment Competition in Boulder. The CU students will compete with students from five other universities. Professional venture capitalists will select the winning team. CU-Boulder is hosting one of four regional competitions showcasing 26 schools’ students.”This is an outstanding, yet intense, challenge for our students. Being able to experience the venture capital process is a great opportunity,” said Professor Chris Leach. “Our students will be competing with teams from UCLA, the University of Arizona, San Diego State and the University of Washington. It will be a great experience.”Teams comprised of five students are placed in the role of venture capitalists and charged with allocating a mock investment pool among real companies. The MBA teams evaluate five companies that are currently seeking venture capital financing, prepare written term sheets for their proposed investments and present their analyses of each company to a panel of real venture capitalists. The competition will be held at the CU-Boulder College of Business. Students will present their findings to the professional venture capitalist judges from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.”The Deming Center is eager to play a role in this event as the venture capital industry nationwide and in Colorado continues its rapid growth,” said Denis Nock, director of the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. “As a host, we can promote CU’s MBA program and the strength of its relations with the local business community.” CU-Boulder’s hosting was made possible due to the involvement of the local venture capital community, which sponsored the event. Sponsors include The Wallach Co., Sequel Venture Partners, KPMG and Boulder Ventures Ltd.The expert panel of judges includes: Rand Lewis of Centennial Ventures, Peter Van Genderen of Stolberg Equity Partners, LLC, Kyle Lefkoff of Boulder Ventures, Ltd, Tom Washing of Sequel Venture Partners and a founder of the competition, Bruce Boehm of North Carolina.The top two teams from each region will advance to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on March 23-25 to vie for the $34,000 in prize money.The CU team features MBA students Scott Heinemann, Nathan Foran, Chris Dietz, Andrew Wilson, Robbin Crane and faculty adviser Professor Chris Leach. Published: Jan. 30, 2000 last_img read more

CU-Boulder Experts To Speak And Perform On Wildfires And Human Society Feb. 17

first_img Published: Feb. 5, 2001 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail University of Colorado experts from a dozen disciplines will reappraise the relationship between human society and wildfires in two public programs presented by the Center of the American West on Saturday, Feb. 17. “Facing Fire: Lessons From the Ashes” will examine current understanding of wildland fires in the West and explore whether combining knowledge from different viewpoints might produce new strategies for wildfire management. Following one-and-one-half days of private discussion, 10 faculty panelists and six other experts will present brief summaries of their topics, followed by questions from the audience, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Old Main Chapel on the CU-Boulder campus. From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., also in Old Main Chapel, pianist Robert Spillman and baritone Patrick Mason of the College of Music will present representations of fire in music. They will be followed by Professor Tom Lyons of the English department with dramatic contemplations of fire as a symbol and metaphor in the Bible. The dramatic readings will include visual accompaniments. Both events are free and open to the public. Participating CU faculty will include Patricia Limerick of history as moderator, biologists Jane and Carl Bock on ecosystems and fire, Dan Cress of sociology on the behavior and mindset of firefighting crews, John Daily of engineering on the “behavior” of wildland fires, biologist Yan Linhart on forests and fire, Bill Riebsame of geography on exurban housing and fire, Bob Sievers of chemistry and the Environmental Program on fire and air pollution, Phil Tompkins of communication on fire and social organization and communication and Tom Veblen of geography on Front Range fire history. Also participating will be Mark Haggerty of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Terry Tompkins of the U.S. Forest Service, Phil Omi of the Colorado State University School of Forestry, wildfire manager Justin Dombrowski of the Boulder Fire Dept. and graduate students Craig Melville and Lincoln Bramwell. Among the topics to be discussed are the consequences and implications of recognizing fire as an inherent and essential element of many Western ecosystems, the benefits and disadvantages of logging versus burning, the best way for Westerners to adapt to the recurring presence of fire and the role of women and Indians in firefighting. For more information call the CU-Boulder Center of the American West at (303) 492-4879 or visit the Web site at http://www.centerwest.org.last_img read more