Legislative candidates faced off Thursday evening at the Vancouver Community Library at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, touching on a wide range of topics from how to fund the state’s public schools to the future of medical marijuana. The two contenders for one of the more competitive races, Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, and challenger Lynda Wilson, vying for the 17th Legislative District, Position 1, fielded questions from the moderator first. Wilson, a Republican and co-owner of DeWils Industries, said she’s “genuinely concerned with the direction of our state.” Wilson promised that, if elected, she would work to create a business-friendly climate in the state.She blasted her opponent for not supporting the charter school initiative, which was on the ballot in 2012, and for voting against a measure that would have required a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to raise taxes. “There are places where (Stonier) would be a better fit,” Wilson said. “Like maybe Seattle.” Stonier, an educator who was vice-chair of the Education Committee during the 2013-14 Legislative session, said her background will be crucial in the upcoming session as lawmakers tackle how to fund the state’s public schools. Stonier also touted her background in being “willing to work across the aisle.” When it comes to the challenge of funding schools, it’s an issues she’s intimately involved with, Stonier said, adding “I live it every day.”
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle took to the airwaves Friday to highlight the massive costs facing credit unions due to the increasing number of merchant data breaches. Nussle also explained the consumer benefits of regulatory relief measures for credit unions and how easing regulatory burden would help credit unions serve their members even better.Nussle was interviewed by Vonnie Quinn on “Bloomberg Advantage.”The CUNA leader explained to Quinn and her national audience that merchants are the weak link when it comes to data security.He highlighted CUNA’s efforts, both in Congress and in the courts, to push for stronger merchant standards that protect consumers as well as credit unions and other financial institutions.“We’re saying that somebody has got to put the merchants into a more responsible position, they should be responsible for the data if people are coming and using their credit cards, that needs to be protected,” he said. “The same way every credit union and bank must protect the information of its customers, merchants need to do the same.” continue reading »
Loading… As part of this process, the International Olym[ic Committee, IOC, has announced that Erol Bilgin, 33, of Turkey has been disqualified from the Olympic Games London 2012. Bilgin, 33, competing in the men’s 62kg weightlifting event at the Olympics, in which he ranked 8th, has been sanctioned. Re-analysis of Bilgin’s samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Oral Turinabol) and Stanozolol. The IOC Disciplinary Commission, composed for this case of Messrs Denis Oswald (Chairman), Juan Antonio Samaranch and Ingmar De Vos, decided the following: I.The athlete, Erol Bilgin: i.is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London in 2012 (presence, and/or use, of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen), ii.is disqualified from the event in which he participated upon the occasion of the Olympic Games London 2012, namely the men’s 62kg weightlifting event, in which he ranked 8th and for which he was awarded a diploma, iii.has the diploma obtained in the men’s 62kg weightlifting event withdrawn and is ordered to return the same. II.The IWF is requested to modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence. III.The Turkish Olympic Committee shall ensure full implementation of this decision. IV.The Turkish Olympic Committee shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the diploma awarded in connection with the men’s 62kg weightlifting event to the athlete V.The decision enters into force immediately. Protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The IOC has been conducting additional analyses on the samples collected from the Olympic Games London 2012. This programme, which uses the latest scientific analysis methods, aims to test samples for all the substances prohibited in 2012. read also:NOC sheds light on IOC palliative The IOC has delegated the selection of samples to be reanalysed and the results management to the International Testing Agency (ITA), and the ITA thus brings forward these cases. The notification sent by the ITA to the athletes concerned when initiating proceedings gives them the choice to have their case heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) or before an IOC Disciplinary Commission. This choice is given as the Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) for the Olympic Games London 2012 still apply for cases that arise from the current reanalyses. In the case at hand, the athlete did not choose to go to the CAS, and so the case was automatically handled by the IOC Disciplinary Commission. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action MoviesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo
The €377bn Dutch asset manager APG has issued remuneration guidelines for the European listed companies in which it is invested with the view to creating long-term value.It said it would begin to engage with boards and their remuneration committees to encourage a balance between the efficient operation of assets and the efficient allocation of capital.APG – asset manager for the €325bn civil service scheme ABP and the €40bn pension fund for the building sector Bpf Bouw – said remuneration policy was an integral criterion for its portfolio managers’ investment decisions.APG said, rather than focus on maximising profits over the short term, it wanted to aim for long-term value creation, in order to better meet its clients’ liabilities. It called for a stable and consistent pay level, corresponding with a company’s business strategy, or a robust business case, taking a firm’s risk profile and risk appetite into account.It also said it favoured remuneration policies that encouraged executives to accumulate shares in the company over time, including for some time after they left a company.The asset manager said companies should consider non-financial measures, such as customer satisfaction, human capital, health and safety and sustainability, for long-term value creation as well.Pay policy, it argued, should be closely linked to the fundamental value drivers of a company, rather than on total shareholder return.APG added that it was concerned about overly complex incentives – or incentives that seem vulnerable to manipulation or corporate activity to improve payouts – and suggested the selection of peer groups against relevant criteria to counter this risk.The asset manager also indicated that it would oppose very high payouts, such as high level awards, uncapped arrangements or high multiple share plans.APG said it expected an improved engagement process with companies would free up time for other important aspects of corporate governance, such as board structure and appointments, as well as corporate performance and sustainability.It added that individual executive pay levels were particularly important where there were doubts over shareholder alignment, effective governance or corporate disregard to social responsibilities.