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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 275

Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

“Stolen Vehicle Recovery 2018”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 febbraio 2019

2.363 veicoli rubati recuperati (per un valore complessivo di quasi 52 mln di euro), grazie alla tecnologia in radiofrequenza non schermabile, alla partnership con le forze dell’Ordine, a una centrale sempre operativa e all’intervento sul campo di un team di specialisti nella lotta contro i furti d’auto.
E’ questo il principale dato che emerge dal report “Stolen Vehicle Recovery 2018” elaborato da LoJack, la società americana parte del colosso CalAmp e leader nei servizi telematici e nel recupero di veicoli rubati. A fronte di un fenomeno che, pur se in graduale calo negli anni, continua a vedere il nostro Paese in testa alle classifiche europee, lo scorso anno LoJack ha registrato un nuovo record nelle attività di recupero dei veicoli dotati dei sistemi in radiofrequenza, più che raddoppiate rispetto al 2017: +58% di veicoli rubati restituiti ai legittimi proprietari.
Gli oltre 220.000 dispositivi installati a bordo, delle vetture e delle moto più appetibili per il business dei furti forniscono oggi un osservatorio unico sull’evoluzione del fenomeno, negli ultimi anni in costante movimento. Lo scorso anno si è confermato il trend di crescita delle sottrazioni dei SUV (+62% vs il 2017), come testimonia la presenza nella top ten dei veicoli più rubati di ben 4 Sport Utility Vehicle: Range Rover Evoque, Jeep Renegade, Toyota Rav 4, Nissan Qashqai.Nella graduatoria generale il modello della Land Rover è preceduto solo dalle due vetture regine del mercato delle vendite, Panda e 500.
FCA detiene il primato dei furti rispetto agli altri brand (nell’ordine Land Rover, Toyota, Ford e BMW). Ma quali sono le regioni più a rischio? La mappa dei furti conferma l’incontrastata supremazia della Campania, dove si è registrato il 45% dei casi che hanno coinvolto veicoli dotati di dispositivi LoJack, seguita da Lazio (21%), Puglia (14%), Lombardia (9%) e Sicilia (4%). In queste cinque regioni si è concentrato il 93% del totale degli episodi criminali.Quattro si confermano i punti di forza delle soluzioni LoJack:
Tecnologia a prova di ladro: dispositivi installati da una rete di installatori certificati, collocabili in oltre 20 differenti posizioni e dotati della tecnologia in radiofrequenza non schermabile, in grado di superare anche le barriere fisiche (container, parcheggi sotterranei e garage) e di rilevare con precisione l’esatta posizione del veicolo;
Partnership unica con le Forze dell’Ordine, sui cui mezzi sono installate speciali unità per rintracciare e recuperare rapidamente i veicoli rubati;
Centrale Operativa 24/7, composta da personale esperto per fornire informazioni tempestive e dettagliate al team sicurezza per supportare le attività di ricerca e fornire costanti aggiornamenti al proprietario del veicolo; è in grado di rilevare allarmi derivanti dalla tecnologia installata a bordo che evidenzino un’anomalia, come ad esempio il distacco batteria o l’ingresso in aree segnalate come zone a rischio (zone portuali, altre zone considerate rischiose in base alla geografia dei recuperi).
Team Sicurezza, attivo 24 ore su 24, ex rappresentanti delle Forze dell’Ordine presenti sul territorio 24 ore su 24 per coordinare le attività di recupero sul campo confrontandosi con le Forze di Polizia durante le fasi cruciali di rilevamento e recupero del veicolo rubato, garantiscono la localizzazione e la restituzione del veicolo al proprietario.

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Swordfish: New step towards recovery in the Mediterranean

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 maggio 2018

The Commission has approved a proposal to transpose into EU legislation stronger measures to help the recovery of the Mediterranean swordfish. The new regulation incorporates the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Recommendation 16-05 into EU law. This is a crucial step towards better management of a stock in deep distress and towards achieving the overarching objective of the MedFish4Ever Declaration: ensuring the environmental, economic and social sustainability of Mediterranean fisheries for present and future generations.The proposed regulation provides operators with legal certainty regarding rules and obligations, thus enabling the Union to meet its international responsibilities.Recommendation 16-05 establishes a recovery plan that takes into account the specificities of different types of gear and fishing techniques. When implementing the recovery plan, the Union and Member States should undertake to promote coastal fishing activities and the use of selective fishing gear and techniques that reduce the environmental impact, including gear and techniques used in traditional and artisanal fisheries, thereby ensuring a fair standard of living for local fishing communities.Measures such as quota, the closing period (January to March) and the derogation from the landing obligation were already integrated in EU legislation at an earlier stage. The EU submitted its fishing and inspection plan to the ICCAT Secretariat on 15 March 2018. It includes the number of EU vessels authorised to fish Mediterranean swordfish in 2018: 7537 of which 5464 are recreational vessels and 1918 are long-liners smaller than 24 m of length.

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Chirurgia, seminario sull’Enhanced Recovery after Surgery

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 aprile 2018

Parma mercoledì 4 aprile, alle ore 16.30, nella Sala Congressi dell’Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma (via Gramsci 14) nell’ambito dei seminari in Chirurgia generale organizzati dalla Scuola di specializzazione in Chirurgia generale dell’Università di Parma (Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia) e dall’azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria. Il prof. Carlo Feo, docente di Chirurgia generale all’Università d Ferrara, terrà infatti il seminario Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) dopo chirurgia colo-rettale: lo stato dell’arte.
L’Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), introdotto dal chirurgo danese Henrik Kehlet a metà degli anni Novanta, è un concetto che ha rivoluzionato la gestione pre e post-operatoria del paziente chirurgico con la finalità di ottenere una precoce mobilizzazione, una ripresa funzionale anticipata, una riduzione delle complicanze post-operatorie, una riduzione della degenza con riduzione dei costi sanitari, consentendo il miglioramento complessivo della qualità della cura.
Naturale integrazione alle tecniche chirurgiche mini-invasive come la laparoscopia, l’ERAS consiste in protocolli gestionali del paziente che includono diversi “item” (ad esempio corretta alimentazione preoperatoria, anestesia/analgesia mirata, restrizione idrica, mobilizzazione precoce del sondino naso-gastrico e del catetere vescicale, ripresa precoce dell’alimentazione e della deambulazione, ecc.) i quali mirano al ristabilimento precoce delle normali funzioni, al controllo ottimale del dolore, a una riabilitazione postoperatoria intensiva, migliorando così la risposta dell’organismo allo stress operatorio.
L’ERAS si fonda in prima istanza sul principio della multidisciplinarità e del coinvolgimento del paziente. Sono necessari infatti da un lato l’integrazione del lavoro di tutti gli operatori sanitari (medici, infermieri, fisioterapisti, nutrizionisti, ecc.) allo scopo di ottenere una corretta gestione del paziente, e dall’altro la completa informazione del paziente e dei familiari sui diversi “item” del protocollo, allo scopo di garantire la sua adesione e partecipazione attiva (ad esempio alimentazione, mobilizzazione precoce, rimozione dei presidi, ecc.).La letteratura scientifica conferma come l’associazione di chirurgia mini-invasiva e protocolli ERAS dia i risultati migliori in termini di risultati a breve termine, complicanze post-operatorie, durata della degenza e qualità percepita. Di particolare rilevanza nel paziente neoplastico, l’ERAS consente di ridurre l’intervallo di tempo che intercorre tra l’intervento chirurgico e l’inizio di trattamenti adiuvanti complementari come la chemioterapia, con un possibile beneficio nella sopravvivenza a distanza.Il prof. Carlo Feo, uno dei chirurghi italiani con la maggiore esperienza nel campo, nel corso del seminario delineerà lo stato dell’arte in materia, con particolare riferimento alla chirurgia colo-rettale.

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Fourteenth Distribution Percentages Announced for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Its Debtor Affiliates

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 dicembre 2017

new yorkNew York. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (“LBHI”), as Plan Administrator, announced today in a court filing the percentage recovery that will be distributed on December 7, 2017 to holders of allowed claims against LBHI and its various affiliated Debtors (collectively, “Lehman”).Lehman’s aggregate fourteenth distribution to unsecured creditors pursuant to its confirmed chapter 11 plan will total approximately $3.0 billion. This distribution includes $2.3 billion of payments on account of third-party claims, which includes non-controlled affiliate claims, and $0.7 billion of payments among the Lehman Debtors and their controlled affiliates (see Exhibit B to the court filing, Docket #57065, for further detail). Cumulatively through this fourteenth distribution, Lehman’s total distributions to unsecured creditors will amount to approximately $122.0 billion including $89.9 billion of payments on account of third-party claims, which includes non-controlled affiliate claims and $32.0 billion of payments among the Lehman Debtors and their controlled affiliates.
The interim timing of this distribution was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on October 30, 2017 (Docket 56904), pursuant to a motion filed on October 9, 2017 (Docket #56324), which sought to accelerate the distribution of proceeds from a settlement with Citibank, N.A.In accordance with the chapter 11 plan, which was confirmed on December 6, 2011, and subject to available funds, the Lehman Debtors’ fifteenth distribution to creditors is anticipated to be made within 5 business days of March 30, 2018.The chapter 11 plan, related disclosure statement and other filings, including the filing referred to above, can be found at http://www.lehman-docket.com in the “Key Documents” section. Questions relating to the distribution can be directed to the Debtors’ claims agent, Epiq Systems, Inc., at 1-866-879-0688 (U.S.) and 1-503-597-7691 (Non-U.S.).

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Louisiana is my heart

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 agosto 2016

louisianaI grew up in Kenner, Louisiana, right outside of New Orleans. I went to LSU and served as a member of the Louisiana Recovery Authority after Hurricane Katrina. I have family and friends stretched from the mouth of the Mississippi River all the way up — Louisiana is my heart, and right now, my heart is breaking.The unprecedented rains and subsequent flooding that has hit the state is the worst natural disaster our country has seen since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Over the course of the last week, Louisiana was hit with almost 7 trillion gallons of rain — to put that into perspective, that’s enough to fill more than 10 million Olympic-sized swimming pools.So far, this has left more than 40,000 homes damaged and more than 100,000 residents affected. Unfortunately, while the rains may have stopped, the flooding hasn’t, so those numbers can and will continue to rise.
Louisiana has a great Governor in John Bel Edwards, who is working tirelessly with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make sure his state gets the resources it needs. I’m so grateful to have him there, understanding that moments like these are the moments when good government is at its best — working from the federal level right on down to local parishes.

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Siglato accordo tra Centaurus Credit Recovery e il Gruppo IREC

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 agosto 2016

soldi-pubbliciL’intesa ha come obiettivo quello di realizzare una sinergia tra le due società, leader nel settore dei NPL e del recupero credito, che intendono nei prossimi mesi intensificare la loro offerta alle tante imprese private italiane che richiedono sempre più un supporto di garanzia ai loro crediti. “Il grande problema per le imprese nella gestione dei pagamenti legati a forniture di beni o servizi, viene risolto da strumenti, come quello che proponiamo, attraverso i quali le imprese riescono a ridurre di molto il carico di gestione delle fatture non pagate e di aver maggiore possibilità di veder pagate le loro fatture generando flusso di denaro da reinvestire. Strumenti che oltre a garantire gli incassi, liberano l’imprenditore da queste incombenze e gli permettono di dedicarsi tranquillamente al suo business” sono le parole di Ubaldo Palmidoro, co-fondatore del Gruppo Centaurus Credit Recovery.
“Vista la nostra grande esperienza nel recupero del credito, sappiamo quali sono le cause scatenanti di un insoluto e conosciamo gli effetti disastrosi che una cattiva gestione del proprio credito aziendale potrà portare. Per queste ragioni, il nostro Gruppo ha studiato un prodotto che va a supporto di tutte quelle imprese che sono state “dimenticate” dal nostro settore. Noi riteniamo invece che proprio le PMI devono essere oggetto del nostro impegno e fornire uno strumento di alto profilo, ma accessibile a chiunque sarà l’obiettivo dei prossimi mesi, divenendo assieme a Centaurus, il partner ideale per prevenire l’insoluto. A settembre lanceremo una serie di pacchetti per rispondere alle esigenze delle piccole, medie e grandi imprese” conclude Victor Khaireddin, l’amministratore del Gruppo IREC.

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Towards Recovery and Partnership with Citizens

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 novembre 2010

Venezia 15 Novembre il Governo Italiano ospiterà all’Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, presso la Fondazione Cini, la riunione  a livello ministeriale del Comitato Public Governance dell’Ocse dal titolo: “Towards Recovery and Partnership with Citizens: the Call for Innovative and Open Government”. All’incontro, presieduto dal Ministro per la Pubblica Amministrazione e l’Innovazione Renato Brunetta, parteciperanno circa 50 delegazioni dei paesi membri e dei paesi  osservatori presso l’OCSE. Le delegazioni saranno guidate dai Ministri e Vice Ministri responsabili per la Pubblica Amministrazione, tra i quali Irma Pavlinic Krebs per la Slovenia (Ministro per la Pubblica Amministrazione), Terry Moran per l’Australia (Segretario Generale del Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet), Stockwell Day per il Canada (Presidente del Treasury Board), Francis Maude per il Regno Unito (Ministro del Cabinet Office, Paymaster General) ed Elvira Nabiullina per la Federazione Russa (Ministro per lo Sviluppo Economico).
La  riunione prevede due sessioni plenarie, aperte alla stampa, su temi di portata più ampia. La sessione plenaria del mattino sarà destinata al tema della  ricerca di un nuovo equilibrio tra Stato e Mercato (“Governments and Markets: Towards a New Balance”). La sessione plenaria del pomeriggio, nella quale interverrà come key-note speaker il Prof. Mario Monti, Presidente della Università Bocconi di Milano, sarà invece dedicata alle strategie per  creare un’amministrazione in grado di agire d’anticipo  e coinvolgere gli stakeholders (“Delivering on the Challenges to build anticipatory and open governments”) Inoltre, sono previste tre sessioni parallele  nel corso delle quali i ministri si confronteranno sulle sfide e le strategie per:
-migliorare i servizi pubblici anche quando è necessario  ridurre il deficit di bilancio (“Delivering Better Public Services under fiscal pressures”); -rendere l’amministrazione pubblica  più efficace ed orientata ai risultati (“Towards a more effective and performance-oriented public service”);
-rendere l’amministrazione pubblica più aperta alla partecipazione e più trasparente (“Promoting open and transparent government” ).
L’incontro si concluderà con  una dichiarazione finale dei Ministri sulle strategie condivise  e sugli indirizzi che il Comitato Public Governance dell’OCSE dovrà seguire per assistere i Paesi nel  perseguire le strategie individuate.
Alle ore 13,00 il Ministro Renato Brunetta, terrà una conferenza stampa congiunta con i  vice presidenti della Ministeriale,  Stockwell Day, Terry Moran  e Irma Pavlinic Krebs e con il Segretario Generale dell’OCSE, Angel Gurria.

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Haiti earthquake six months on

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 luglio 2010

Caritas has helped more than 2.3 million Haitians six months after an earthquake in January.  The devastating 7 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on 12th January 2010. It left over 230,000 dead and many more people homeless and injured. Bishop Pierre Dumas, President of Caritas Haiti, said, “Six months ago the devastating earthquake destroyed the foundations of social life in Haiti and plunged many families into grief and distress. Today, Caritas continues to share the joys and miseries, the sorrows and hopes of this nation and its crucified history. Caritas has provided food, water, shelter, healthcare, sanitation, counselling and protection at a cost of US$46.8 million (€37.4 million). Up to 1.5 million people received food aid and close to 400,000 people benefited from Caritas healthcare programmes following the disaster. However, major challenges remain for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Haiti such as housing.  Over one million people still live in makeshift settlements and camps around the capital Port-au-Prince and providing them with better accommodation ahead of the imminent rainy season is essential. Caritas has provided emergency shelter or temporary homes to almost 160,000 people in Port-au-Prince and in rural areas since the earthquake struck. Caritas is currently developing a rehabilitation and reconstruction plan for the next five years. Caritas will provide further aid all throughout this rebuilding period. The focus will mainly be on shelter, education, disaster risk reduction, health and livelihood recovery.

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Unemployment Rate

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 marzo 2010

Los Angeles Despite unemployment levels reaching heights unseen since the early 1980s, the economy is in a state of recovery, according to industry research firm IBISWorld.  The company projects that unemployment levels have reached a peak and will remain around 10 percent throughout 2010 before falling to an average of 9.4 percent throughout 2011.   “Unemployment growth is a concern because consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of the economy,” said Toon van Beeck, senior analyst with IBISWorld.  “The general consensus is that we’re still a long way from a sustained recovery, however, that’s not true.  We are definitely in the midst of recovery.” There have been seven recessions since the 1960s, with some being mild and others severe.  In all cases, there is a clear uptrend, peak and downtrend in initial jobless claims and unemployment surrounding the recession.  This downward trend in jobless claims typically begins before the recession is “officially” over, followed by some volatility.

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Travel and tourism

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 febbraio 2010

The Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa, with the support of UNWTO, will host a Tourism Ministers’ Meeting (T20) under the theme “Travel and tourism: stimuli for the global economy” from 22 to 24 February 2010 in Johannesburg. Tourism ministers meeting at the UNWTO General Assembly (October 2009, Astana, Kazakhstan) expressed a strong sentiment that tourism should be further mainstreamed in global economic decision making, with a focus on the sector’s efforts to build resilience, stimulate growth and development and support the transformation to the Green Economy. Travel and tourism can make a valuable contribution to the economic recovery, and can be an important pillar of the global efforts to unlock enhanced economic growth, infrastructure development, trade promotion, poverty eradication and particularly job creation. In addition to ministers responsible for tourism and the UNWTO Secretary-General, the meeting will be attended by high-level representatives and experts from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Social and Economic Commission for Asia, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the African Union, and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

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Teradata per i Disaster Recovery

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 gennaio 2010

Teradata, la più grande società del mondo esclusivamente focalizzata sulla trasformazione e la conoscenza di dati e informazioni per il conseguimento dell’agilità aziendale per il miglioramento dei processi decisionali, ha annunciato la disponibilità di Teradata Disaster Recovery, soluzione che aiuta le aziende a fronteggiare i disagi e i costi derivanti da un’attività di disaster recovery. La soluzione è stata progettata per i CTO che necessitano di una soluzione affidabile e concreta, progettata secondo le proprie specifiche esigenze di business senza dover ricorrere a dispendiose soluzioni progettate internamente. Un piano di disaster recovery idoneo è fondamentale e le aziende che ne sono sprovviste sono esposte ad un alto rischio di fallimento in caso di eventi disastrosi.

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Recovery for the Tourism Sector

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 4 ottobre 2009

The conditions of the tourism market are starting to indicate stronger prospects for a recovery in 2010. These include macroeconomic upward revisions from the IMF together with preliminary international tourism figures until August this year. This suggests some moderation in the declining results of the first half of this year. In addition, the UNWTO Panel of Experts Confidence Index reflects stronger confidence in market conditions. International arrivals declined by 4% in July this year, a relative improvement when compared to decreases of 10% in May and 7% in June. Many destinations show a similar pattern of a gradual change for the better, particularly in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The negative trend in international tourism that emerged during the second half of 2008 intensified in 2009 under the impact of the rapid deterioration of the world economy, combined in various destinations with the effects of the influenza A(H1N1) outbreak this spring. Based on preliminary results from about 140 destination countries, international tourist arrivals worldwide are estimated to have declined by 7% in the period January to July 2009, compared to the same period last year. In absolute terms, the number of international tourist arrivals worldwide reached 500 million in the first seven months of 2009, down from 540 million in the same period of 2008. Arrivals in 2009 are currently between the levels of 2007 and 2006. The first seven months of the year generally account for roughly 57% of the total annual number. With the exception of Africa, all regions recorded a decrease in arrivals for the first seven months of 2009: Europe (-8%) is still enduring the impact of recession in the majority of its source markets but the encouraging improvement in data for the peak month of July (-4% as compared to -11% in May and -7% in June) shows that demand might be picking up in the world’s most visited region. Results have also improved in Asia and the Pacific (-6%) where some destinations such as the Republic of Korea or Malaysia, are bucking the overall negative trend with significant increases. It is even very likely that Asia has returned to positive growth in August, as many destinations already reported data for this month showing significant improvement. In the Americas (-7%) though there was also a lower decline rate in July this has not been as significant as in Europe due to the fact that some destinations have been impacted by the influenza A(H1N1) outbreak. Although the decline in the Middle East is significant (-13%), this is the only region, apart from Africa, which has posted positive results in June and July this year. Arrivals are still well above the 2007 level as the current decline follows two very strong growth years. Also in the Middle East various destinations bucked the overall trend and report noteworthy growth rates, i.e. Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon or Syria.  The positive results in Africa (+4%) reflect the strength of North African destinations around the Mediterranean and the positive results of destinations such as Kenya, South Africa or Swaziland

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EUA Press Statement

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 giugno 2009

The European University Association (EUA) welcomes the European Commission’s announcement that it has decided to maintain the 60% flat rate for the recovery of indirect costs for universities participating in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The flat rate, which higher education institutions can apply for, will now be applicable for the whole duration of 7th Framework programme which runs until 2013. There had been signs in the run up to the mid-term review of FP7 that the Commission would seek to significantly reduce the flat rate recovery for FP7. EUA has lobbied on behalf of its 850 member universities, together with other public research organizations, to maintain the current flat rate for universities across Europe, arguing that any reduction would be premature and could threaten the financial sustainability of universities. EUA notes therefore that the Commission’s decision reflects the findings and recommendations of its recent report “Financially sustainable universities: towards full costing in European universities” which called on European policy-makers to maintain the flat rate recovery of indirect costs under FP7. The report provided evidence-based arguments to underline the importance for Europe’s universities to move towards full costing of all their activities and equally the key role European funding programmes such as FP7 could play as drivers in this process.  In welcoming the flat rate decision, EUA believes that it is vital for the Commission to continue to simplify the procedural rules of the 7th Framework Programme (and all other European funding schemes) to increase flexibility in taking into account the diversity of Europe’s universities and avoid placing excessive administrative burdens on them, in particular in terms of the financial and reporting procedures. EUA is also calling on the Commission to apply this flat rate to funding through its Joint Technology Initiatives (JTI). In the first JTI (the Innovative Medicines Initiative) the Commission announced that universities could only claim 20% indirect costs (rather than adopt the FP7 rules of participation), a move opposed by EUA.
The European University Association, as the representative organisation of both the European universities and the national rectors’ conferences, is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. EUA’s mission is to promote the development of a coherent system of European higher education and research.

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Press schedule for Tuesday, april 14

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 aprile 2009

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing, and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office.  These meetings are closed press. Later in the morning, President Obama will travel to Georgetown University to deliver a major speech on the economy. The President will discuss how each step his administration has taken to confront this economic crisis fits within his broader vision of how we move this economy from recession to recovery and ultimately to prosperity.  He will also speak about the significant work that remains to be done to get the economy moving forward once again. This event is pooled for television and still cameras and open to credentialed correspondents. The deadline to request credentials has already passed.

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 marzo 2009

Miami, Fla. – Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and Miami Mayor Manny Diaz  announced the availability of $8.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to states and local transportation authorities to repair and build America’s public transportation infrastructure. The announcement took place at the future site of the Miami Intermodal Center, which is slated to serve as a 21st century hub for all types of mass transit.“What’s happening here in Miami, we have happening all over America. Resources are being put to work not only creating jobs now – but also investing in the future. A future that strengthens our transit system, makes us more energy efficient and increases safety,” said Vice President Joe Biden.  “With this recovery package, we will be creating jobs, saving jobs, and putting money in people’s pockets. And with these resources, we’ll not only be rebuilding roads and bridges and schools, we’ll be building new transit centers like this one. And that means we’ll be rebuilding America.“Investments in public transportation put people to work, but they also get people to work in a way that moves us towards our long term goals of energy security and a better quality of life,” said Secretary LaHood.  “That is why transit funding was included in the ARRA and why we think it is a key part of America’s transportation future.”  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) currently plans to use $2.1 million in ARRA transit funds to relocate an aging Miami Greyhound Terminal from its existing isolated location to become an integral part of the $1.7 billion intermodal center, where it will make connections between all modes of transportation, including transit buses, commuter rail, intercity rail, and airport shuttles. The U.S. Department of Transportation has already committed $540 million in federally financed loans, about one-third of the total cost, for the intermodal center, which is proceeding on time and on budget. The U.S. Department of Transportation will monitor state compliance and track job creation. The projects will be web-posted for the public to see with information on projects accessible at http://www.recovery.gov.

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