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Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Talent Agency Scam Prevention Bill Passes First Policy Committee

first_img Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Talent Agency Scam Prevention Bill, AB 2068, passed the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee with unanimous, bipartisan support. AB 2068 strengthens the Talent Scam Prevention Act by expanding the list of communication forms that can be regulated such as online and computer applications.With the unprecedented popularity of reality television and social media sites such as YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, and others, the quest for instant stardom has become prevalent among all ages, especially teens and young adults,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Unfortunately, this creates a ripe situation for illegitimate talent agencies to scam young, aspiring artists.”There are nearly 500 talent agencies registered within Los Angeles County ranging from large powerhouses to smaller companies. Although most registered talent agencies are legitimate, it is often the smaller, unlicensed talent agencies that charge upfront fees or refuse to remove content at the request of a client.The Talent Scam Prevention Act outlawed such practices; however, the law passed in 2009 and did not regulate newer forms of technology. This bill updates the talent service laws to accommodate new technologies, such as mobile apps and online services that are not on the internet as websites. The bill applies the same 10-day deadline that currently applies to the removal of website content and photos to the removal of content and photos from mobile apps and online services. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Government Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Talent Agency Scam Prevention Bill Passes First Policy Committee Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 2:02 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Peanut Research

first_imgPeanut researchers from the University of Georgia met with hundreds of peanut scientists from around the world earlier this week to discuss the international impact of peanut research and to recognize top researchers.With a “Peanuts Around the World” theme, the annual meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society was held in Auburn, Alabama, featured presentations by the UGA-housed Feed the Future Peanut Innovation Lab demonstrating the benefits of research collaboration to science, industry and agriculture in the U.S. and countries around the world.Among the team’s well-attended sessions was a two-hour symposium titled “Synergies from U.S. Global Research Partnership,” which highlighted individual projects in the lab’s portfolio and how scientists in the U.S. and African partner countries are working to harness genetic diversity in the peanut. Such diversity will help farmers in partner nations, as well as in the U.S., adapt to pest and climate challenges today and for years to come.Agricultural challenges don’t recognize geographic or political boundaries, and solutions have the potential to come from all parts of the world.For example, resistance to tomato-spotted wilt virus in the U.S. comes from peanuts bought in a market in Brazil in 1952, explained David Bertioli, a professor in the UGA Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics and principal investigator of an innovation lab project incorporating wild alleles to improve West African peanut cultivars.“When this type of transfer happens properly, everyone wins,” Bertioli said.International treaties meant to thwart bad actors and protect biological resources have limited research in unintended, negative ways by slowing the exchange of germplasm to a trickle, which hurts global food security, he said.Working to inventory and analyze the diversity of peanuts grown across Africa, a team of U.S. and African researchers are leveraging the recently sequenced peanut genome to create tools plant breeders can use to generate varieties with natural resistance to disease and other shocks.Along with David Bertioli, UGA researchers Soraya Bertioli, Josh Clevenger and Peggy Ozias-Akins work on the U.S. side of these related Peanut Innovation Lab projects, while Daniel Fonceka of Senegal, David Okello in Uganda and plant breeders from seven other countries in Africa lead the work on that continent.In recognition of the Bertiolis’ work to help improve peanut production worldwide, they were awarded the most prestigious awards of the conference, the American Peanut Council Peanut Research and Education Award.According to the American Peanut Council, the Bertiolis’ unique but related research programs have focused on the wild relatives of peanuts. They work to unravel the collection of untapped genetic traits naturally occurring in the peanut ancestors and identifying the traits for use in breeding programs around the world to solve real-world limitations to peanut production.For more than 15 years, they have worked to genetically characterize the relationships of the wild relatives of peanut with cultivated peanuts. Importantly, their work underpinned the effort to sequence the peanut genome by first focusing on the more tractable diploid, wild ancestors. Their research has led to a much deeper understanding of the relationship of the wild relatives to cultivated peanuts and our ability to move valuable traits from the wild into cultivated crops.For more information about UGA’s researchers work with peanuts, visit plantbreeding.caes.uga.edu.Communications staff from the American Peanut Council contributed to this release.last_img read more

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Enhance your recruitment strategy in a record-breaking economy

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With one of the best economies in 50 years – including record low unemployment and higher wages – you may be wondering how to continue to attract and retain employees. “Engaged employees are the bedrock of the credit union movement. Offering financial security is the strongest signal HR can send to employees to show them that their contributions are valued,” said Dayna Johnson Schmitt, product manager at CUNA. “In today’s tight labor market, investing in competitive pay and comprehensive benefits is key to enticing and satisfying superior employees.”Despite projections of a slowing U.S. economy, the job market is still a candidate’s market. Overall, 36% of credit unions – including no fewer than 59% of those with assets of $100 million or more – planned to add full-time employees to their payrolls during 2019 according to the 2019-2020 CUNA Staff Salary Report. This trend highlights the competition that your credit union is likely to continue facing for superior staff. If you have not recently evaluated staff salaries and benefits packages for competitiveness, you may not be building a top talent pool. Utilizing data on the hiring decisions of other credit unions can help you make informed strategic choices about one of your most important assets – people.You can access the latest industry compensation data with your own copies of the 2019-2020 CUNA Staff Salary Report and CUNA Compensation Analytics, now available to order. For over 30 years, CUNA Compensation Resources has been a trusted source to inform salary and budget decision-making for credit union professionals. The Staff Salary Report features data compiled from over 1,100 credit unions nationwide for 90 job titles, making it the most comprehensive option available for the credit union industry. Information is sorted based on qualities like asset size and region, so you can easily set annual budgets and salaries that keep your credit union competitive. CUNA Compensation Analytics is an interactive tool that helps you analyze data and create reports to share with your executive team.  Access a free sample section here.Visit cuna.org/compensation to view the complete array of CUNA Compensation Resources available to maintain a competitive credit union and order your copies of the 2019-2020 reports. last_img read more

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Aklan health office urges pregnant women to undergo HIV screening

first_imgThere were approximately 37.9-millionpeople living with HIV at the end of 2018 with 1.7-million people becomingnewly infected in the same year globally, said the WHO. HIV infection is often diagnosedthrough rapid diagnostic tests, which detect the presence or   absence of HIV antibodies. Most often thesetests provide same-day test results, which are essential for same day diagnosisand early treatment and care, it added.(WithWHO/PN) “The youngest taking an ART threeyears ago is a 15-year-old boy who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.  Now he is already 18 years old and still theyoungest,” said Barrios. Due to the trend, the PHO encouragedpregnant women to undergo screening and checking of their health status.  Global ART coverage for pregnant andbreastfeeding women living with HIV is high at 80 percent, it added.  “From 1984 to June this year, werecorded at least 229 cases of HIV/AIDS. Around 13 of them already died,”Villaflor said during the Aklan Provincial AIDS Council meeting on Wednesday. The ART suppresses the HIV virus andstops the progression of the disease.  The HIV targets the immune system andweakens people’s defense systems against infections and some types of cancer.As the virus destroys and impairs the function of immune cells, infectedindividuals gradually become “immunodeficient,” according to the WHO. The Provincial Health Office-Aklan has encouraged pregnant women to undergo a free screening of the human immunodeficiency virus due to the increasing number of persons living with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. center_img “We are assuring pregnant women ofconfidentiality once they undergo the free HIV/AIDS screening,” Barrios said. Dr. Athena Magdamit, president of theAssociation of Municipal Health Officers of the Philippines-Aklan said sherequested training from the PHO on how to deal with pregnant women who may beaffected by the disease. According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO), AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection which cantake from 2 to 15 years to develop depending on the individual. It said the HIV continues to be amajor global public health issue, having claimed over 32-million lives so far.In 2018, 770,000 people died from HIV-related causes globally.  KALIBO, Aklan – The Provincial HealthOffice (PHO) here urged pregnant women to undergo a free screening of the humanimmunodeficiency virus (HIV). Dr. Leilani Barrios, meanwhile, saidthat as of September this year, around 117 Persons Living with HIV/AIDS wereundergoing antiretroviral therapy (ARV) at a hospital here. PHO officer Debbie Villaflor said thiswas due to the increasing number of persons living with acquiredimmunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).        last_img read more

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AquaTrojans Battle Pirates In Swimming

first_imgEC Girls 92Greensburg 91 Next up for the AquaTrojans is a trip to Lawrenceburg to visit the Tigers of Lawrenceburg and the Twisters of Oldenburg Academy. Individual winners include:Kyra Hall 200 Free, 100 BackTyler Ketcham 200 FreeJackson Ketcham 200 IM, 100 BackCaroline Walters 50 FreestyleMatthew Badinghaus 50 Free, 100 FreeAly Bailey 1 meter divingJohn Crawley 1 meter divingMackenzie Schantz 100 Fly, 500 FreeNick Weber 100 Fly, 500 FreeEmily Hafertepen 100 BreastRay Krider 100 Breast EC Boys 138Greensburg 28 EC Boys won all 3 relays.  center_img GO AquaTrojans!!! Exciting night for the AquaTrojans against the Greensburg Pirates on Tuesday in St. Leon.  EC won a very close meet on the Girls side with the Boys also taking home the victory.  The scores were: Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

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White House Coronavirus Task Force Members testify before Senate

first_imgThe White House Coronavirus task force is testifying live before congress Tuesday. The nation’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, plans to warn Congress about the consequences of reopening too quickly from coronavirus lockdowns. Dr. Fauci is testifying before a Senate committee Tuesday remotely and is expected to warn that if the country is too quick to reopen, there will be “needless suffering and death.” Fauci will explain that if guidelines aren’t followed, there could be multiple new outbreaks of the respiratory illness. The White House has released a phased plan for states to follow, but many states are moving on with their own reopening plans.last_img read more

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