Face coverings mandatory for all England hospital visitors from 15 June

first_img (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) whatsapp Friday 5 June 2020 5:12 pm Share Health secretary Matt Hancock made the announcement today at the daily press briefing, while also confirming that the UK’s official coronavirus death toll has surpassed 40,000, after a further 357 people died yesterday. It will be mandatory for all hospital visitors and outpatients in England to wear face coverings from 15 June, while all hospital staff will be required to wear surgical face masks. “So to offer even greater protection we’re also providing new guidance for NHS staff in England, which will come into force, again, from June 15. However, he said that coverings would not be necessary for other spaces such as shops. “As the NHS reopens right across the country, it’s critically important to stop the spread amongst staff patients and visitors too,” he said. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Face coverings mandatory for all England hospital visitors from 15 June Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said today that the government’s advice did not go far enough as non-essential retail shops get ready to open on 15 June. Stefan Boscia “And all hospital staff will be required to wear type-one or two surgical masks.” Transport secretary Grant Shapps said anyone without a face covering will not be allowed to travel on any of England’s public transport and that fines would be given out for non-compliance. “One of the things we’ve learned is those in hospital, those who are working in hospital, are more likely to catch coronavirus whether they work in a clinical setting or not. Speaking to the BBC today, Khan said: “Why not also make [face coverings] mandatory particularly in those confined spaces – public transport is one, shops are another – where you may inadvertently pass the virus on or inadvertently catch it? The change was announced today, after the government made face coverings mandatory on all English public transport networks yesterday. (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Face coverings mandatory for all England hospital visitors from 15 June Face coverings mandatory for all England hospital visitors from 15 June “Why not err on the side of caution?” whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Town & Country UK magazine to close as publisher Hearst slashes jobs

first_imgMonday 10 May 2021 12:17 pm “While our path to the future has not changed, the pandemic has accelerated trends in consumer behavior and media consumption and we need to further transform our organisation to better serve our audience and advertisers and invest in growth areas.” whatsapp whatsapp Town & Country UK magazine to close as publisher Hearst slashes jobs “Our well-diversified and stable parent company has enabled us to stand by our employees through the worst of the health crisis by protecting jobs and benefits,” a Hearst Magazines spokesperson said. Hearst has also offered severance packages to all of its sales and marketing staff in the US, warning that it will impose involuntary cuts if not enough employees accept the offer. Town & Country UK magazine is set to fold as part of cost-cutting operation at publisher Hearst that will see up to a fifth of UK staff made redundant. James Warrington The proposed move will also mean up to one in five UK staff face redundancy or will have their roles pooled. It is understood employees will be offered enhanced redundancy packages. But in a memo to staff last week, first reported by Press Gazette, the publisher said it had been forced to make the cuts after Covid-19 accelerated the shift to digital. The luxury title, the British version of which was first published in 2014, is set to be scrapped as the company adapts to a decline in print media consumption. Hearst, whose UK titles include Cosmopolitan, Elle, Men’s Health and Good Housekeeping, has so far weathered the pandemic without making job cuts or using the furlough scheme. The proposed changes mean UK staff will be expected to work more closely with US colleagues as the organisation looks to cut down total job numbers. London-listed publisher Reach, which owns the Mirror and Express titles, axed 550 jobs last year as a result of the crisis. Last week it issued an upbeat update for first-quarter trading, saying its ongoing shift to digital had been “encouraging”. Share Show Comments ▼ Hearst launched the British version of Town (Getty Images for Hearst) Hearst launched the British version of Town (Getty Images for Hearst) Also Read: Town & Country UK magazine to close as publisher Hearst slashes jobs It comes as news organisations have been left reeling by the impact of the pandemic, which sparked a collapse in the advertising market and dented circulation. Hearst launched the British version of Town (Getty Images for Hearst) Also Read: Town & Country UK magazine to close as publisher Hearst slashes jobs Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryUndoBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyUndoBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndoZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldUndolast_img read more

CVS slashes price of substitute EpiPen auto-injectors to $109.99

first_img CVS Health announced Thursday morning that it has cut the price of two-packs of epinephrine auto-injectors to $109.99 — roughly the price that brand-name EpiPen shots were selling for eight years ago, before their escalating price became a hot political issue.A CVS Health spokesperson said that the pharmacies used to sell these products for about $200 a two-pack, and that the price cut was motivated by customers angry with the high price of epinephrine auto-injectors, which are used to quell severe allergic reactions. A press release cites “millions” of individuals who took to social media looking for a solution.The products that CVS Health is selling for such a low price are the authorized generic Adrenaclick auto-injectors. Meanwhile, it is selling the generic EpiPens for $339.99, and the brand EpiPens for $649.99.advertisement This announcement comes the day after President-elect Donald Trump declared at a press conference that drug companies are “getting away with murder” and that the government needs more power to be able to negotiate prices. Related: HealthCVS slashes price of substitute EpiPen auto-injectors to $109.99 By Ike Swetlitz Jan. 12, 2017 Reprints State Medicaid programs and big insurer drop EpiPens in favor of generics center_img Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticals Some state Medicaid programs and the large private insurer Cigna have recently changed their policies, making it easier for patients to get generic auto-injectors and harder for them to get the brand-name products.advertisement CVS Health said that the $109.99 price is available to anyone who walks into the pharmacy.Commercially insured patients are eligible to receive $100 off that price via a manufacturer coupon, potentially lowering their cost to $9.99.Mark Donahue, vice president for investor relations and corporate communications at Impax Laboratories, which markets the generic Adrenaclick, said that the arrangement with CVS has been in the works for several weeks. Impax is selling the auto-injectors directly to CVS, without a middleman wholesaler.Donahue said that Impax primarily works with wholesalers, but that it is able to work directly with some large pharmacy chains to sell them certain products like this. He did not comment on whether cutting out the middleman allows Impax to sell the auto-injector for a lower price. He declined to disclose how much they are charging CVS for the auto-injectors, but said that it is “obviously less than the WAC price,” which currently sits around $400.Mylan, which markets the EpiPen and its generic, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.last_img read more

End of an era as popular Portlaoise woman retires from much-loved local bakery

first_imgHome News Business End of an era as popular Portlaoise woman retires from much-loved local… NewsBusinessCommunity Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Originally from Stradbally, Bernie (nee O’Brien) is married to Tom Lalor, a well-known local plumber.She celebrated 21 years in Phelan’s in February of this year.She previously worked in Quinnsworth as well as Egan’s, Marie Dunne’s and McKeons.Richard Phelan, owner of the family-run bakery, said Bernie will be badly missed but knows he can call on her again if needs be.“An end of an era,” he said. “Of course she’ll be missed, but she knows if we need her, we’ll be calling on her!”No doubt all the customers and various delivery drivers coming in and out of the shop will wish Bernie well.Bernie Lalor peeling her last batch of apples for the famous Phelan’s apple tarts alongside owner Richard Phelan Facebook Phelan’s grocery shop and bakery in Market Square in Portlaoise is like going on a lovely trip down memory lane – a store that has maintained that great old fashioned warm welcome and personal service.Their home baking is well renowned and for more than the past 20 years, their customers have been greeted by Bernie Lalor.But Bernie retired on Friday of this week and she’ll be sorely missed by all. WhatsApp Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 30th August 2020 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleProperty Watch: Five homes in Laois currently for sale for around €430,000Next articleAll the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Bernie serving regular customer Mattie Lalor from TimahoeSEE ALSO – County Final Memory: Walsh inspires Ballinakill as they end years of disappointment with intermediate hurling success in 1995 News Electric Picnic End of an era as popular Portlaoise woman retires from much-loved local bakery TAGSBernie LalorPhelan’s Portlaoise last_img read more

Pipelines ‘still reasonably valued’, says 1832 manager

first_img Total % return 5Y* Total % return 1Y* Change to Counsel Global Small Cap Fund 15.0 $64.2 billion $53.73-$41.74 $42.5 billion $49.57-$30.45 $48.53 $53.04 8.5 $51.4 billion 7.7 Total % return 3Y* 48.9 23.4 Keywords Fund managers 13.4 Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Jason Gibbs, vice-president and portfolio manager at 1832 Asset Management L.P., says that the Canadian equity market is in the seventh-inning stretch. Investors are far from euphoric, he notes, and although certain stocks and sectors are getting expensive, there are still opportunities. “Classic dividend-paying stocks, such as pipelines, where the companies are growing their cash flow and dividends, are still reasonably valued,” says Gibbs, whose specialty is equity income. $37.6 billion Source: Morningstar July 14 close Enbridge Inc. $44.99 NEO, Invesco launch four index PTFs 20.7 13.8 TransCanada Corp. Franklin Templeton renames funds with new managers 41.3 As part of his rigorous sell discipline, Gibbs eliminated his holding in the global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. PFE when the company announced a takeover bid for an English company, “which, if it went ahead, would have produced no discernible benefit to Pfizer shareholders.” The portfolio continues to have a modest holding in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). “The company has well-established global brands and the stock is reasonably valued,” says Gibbs. “It also fits my strategy of using foreign content to invest in stocks that you cannot get exposure to in Canada and further diversify the portfolio.” Market cap $50.96 11.2 Related news Furthermore, he says, the interest-rate environment for dividend-paying stocks should remain positive. “Rates are likely to remain lower for longer,” he says. On concerns about possible wage inflation, Gibbs counters that labour does not have much pricing power, at present, “in the face of much improved technology.” The Canadian equity market put on a strong spurt in the first half of this year, Gibbs notes. The S&P/TSX Composite Index produced a total return of 13%. The rebound in the heavily weighted Canadian energy sector, with a total return of 21%, has been one of the key drivers of this performance. The fundamentals for this sector are more encouraging, Gibbs says. “Commodity prices are firmer and the gap between Canadian oil prices and those realized in the United States and internationally has narrowed.” Also, he says, pipelines are being built or repurposed to help move product. A further impetus for the Canadian equity market so far this year, says Gibbs, has been the recovery in the materials sector, another substantial weighting in the Composite index. These stocks produced a total return of 17% in the first six months of 2014. Both energy and materials were out of favour coming into 2014, says Gibbs. Since then, these stocks have attracted both foreign and Canadian money, he says. “There is still a lot of money sitting on the sidelines in both Canada and the United States.” Investors remain cautious, he says, and “this is one of the reasons why I consider that the market has further to run.” At 1832 Asset Management L.P., Gibbs is a senior member of the firm’s equity-income team, which has a wide range of mandates including Scotia Canadian Dividend, Scotia Diversified Monthly Income and Scotia Income Advantage. In stock selection, the equity-income team focuses on companies that are “best in class” — businesses that are strong cash-flow generators and have solid balance sheets. “The target must have a dominant market position in an industry where there are high barriers to entry,” says Gibbs. At the end of May, Scotia Canadian Dividend (assets $6.6 billion) had foreign content of 25% (its mandate allows for a maximum of 30%), with the bulk of this in U.S. companies. The fund is benchmarked against the S&P/TSX Composite Index and currently has 55 names. Its two largest sector weights continue to be financial services at 33% (including 9% of the fund in real estate) and 21% in energy, of which 9% of the fund is in energy infrastructure stocks. In financial services, the fund has 12% in the major Canadian chartered banks. Ongoing significant weightings are Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD), Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS) and Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY), the top three holdings in the fund. Gibbs reports that he has not been adding to these stocks for a while. “Trading at 12 times estimated forward earnings per share, they represent fair value and are more of a hold.” But he notes that he has added a major U.S. financial-services company to the portfolio, Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC). “This bank, which has a commanding retail-banking presence in the United States, survived the financial crisis and used its strength to acquire rival Wachovia Corp. in the fall of 2008,” says Gibbs. This stock trades at a similar multiple to that of the three Canadian banks in the portfolio, “yet it has superior earnings and dividend-growth prospects given that the U.S. economy is still coming off the bottom.” A Canadian non-bank financial that he has been adding to is Power Corp. of Canada (TSX:POW), a diversified holding company, which controls Power Financial Corp (TSX:PWF), which in turn controls Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX:GWO) and IGM Financial Inc. (TSX:IGM). “The holding-company discount on Power Corp.’s stock relative to the company’s net asset value had become excessive,” says Gibbs. “It is a challenge in the Canadian equity market to find a blue-chip stock trading at such a cheap valuation.” In the energy sector, Scotia Canadian Dividend’s two largest energy producer weightings are Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). The common theme in the case of these companies, says Gibbs, is that their management “has become more focused on growing the companies’ free cash flow and increasing dividends, while demonstrating greater capital-expenditure discipline.” Suncor is trading at six times and CNQ at five times their respective estimated forward cash flow per share, says Gibbs. “They are fairly valued and I have not been adding to them.” But he has been adding to his holding in the pipeline company Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). “The Canadian pipeline companies are in a significant growth phase.” Enbridge, says Gibbs, is expanding its infrastructure and generating good returns on its capital expenditure. “It is also growing its dividends at 10% plus per annum.” In addition, Enbridge has the opportunity to take full advantage of its U.S. subsidiary, Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. (TSX:EEP), “which is in the nature of an income trust.” Gibbs considers that the stock is cheap, based on Enbridge’s free-cash-flow yield and growth in the companies’ free cash flow per share. He continues to like TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP), “which is one of the cheapest pipeline stocks in Canada.” Investors, he says, are focused on problems with its Keystone XL pipeline project and are ignoring other significant projects, which are likely to face fewer challenges and contribute to the company’s “solid long-term growth prospects.” 52-week high/low *As of July 14, 2014. 8.7 16.5 $47.18-$32.04 Suncor Energy Inc. Sonita Horvitch $53.12-$43.94 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CI hikes dividend

first_img CI Financial Corp. (TSX:CIX) is boosting its monthly dividend 5% to $0.11 per share, the Toronto-based wealth management company said Thursday. The announcement came in conjunction with the release of CI’s earnings for the first quarter ended Mar. 31, 2015. Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Tessie Sanci Related news Keywords EarningsCompanies CI Financial Corp. “CI’s strong cash flow has allowed us to increase the monthly dividend again, for the seventh increase in the last four years, and supported CI’s share buyback program in which we have purchased nearly $50 million in shares in 2015,” says Stephen MacPhail, president and CEO of CI. CI reported a new high for its net income, which jumped to $144.5 million during the quarter, up 19% from $121.7 million in the year earlier period. Earnings per share rose from $0.43 a year ago to $0.51, also an increase of 19%. Total revenue for the first quarter was $501.0 million, up from $445.6 million in the same period in 2014. Net sales of funds for the first quarter slipped from $1.719 billion a year ago to $1.212 billion. Assets under management (AUM) climbed to a record high of $109.1 billion, up 13% from $96.4 billion in the same period in 2014.center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Laurentian Bank reports $53.1M profit in Q2, beats expectations Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capitallast_img read more

Accreditation of Medical Labs to Boost Healthcare

first_imgRelatedAccreditation of Medical Labs to Boost Healthcare Advertisements Accreditation of Medical Labs to Boost Healthcare UncategorizedOctober 4, 2006 RelatedAccreditation of Medical Labs to Boost Healthcarecenter_img RelatedAccreditation of Medical Labs to Boost Healthcare FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Health, Hon. Horace Dalley, has said that the thrust to obtain international accreditation for medical laboratories in the island, would improve the quality of health delivery and patient outcome.“The basis of the accreditation exercise is our quest for quality improvement in the services we provide.we like to think of quality of care as the extent to which health services meet the standards we set and are effective in meeting patient’s needs without causing any harm or undue distress,” he said.The Minister’s remarks came in a speech delivered by Dr. Eva Fuller, Director of the Ministry’s Health Promotion and Protection Division, at a workshop on the accreditation of medical laboratories in the Caribbean held yesterday (October 3) at the Knutsford Court Hotel.He noted that the standards, which result from the accreditation of local laboratories, would be used as a measuring rod “to see how well we stand” and would engender a more proactive approach in standards maintenance, performance and quality and control.Meanwhile, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Representative, Dr. Earnest Pate, said the National Quality Infrastructure Project had designed a model for regional accreditation, which would allow health services in the region “to be in conformity with ..international standards for quality and competence and will meet, national, regional and international needs and interests.”Dr. Pate outlined that recognized accreditation in developed countries has fostered confidence in their health services.“If we can have this within our region, it will allow us to address not only health and safety needs for visitors and citizens in the region, but it was also enable us to be able to export our goods and services in a more effective manner,” he stated.The workshop was organized by the National Quality Infrastructure Project, which is being funded by the Swedish government at a cost of 7 million Euros.The project involves collaboration effort between the Jamaica National Accreditation Company, an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce and the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre.last_img read more

UWI Lecturer Makes Marcus Garvey Presentation in Cuba

first_imgRelatedUWI Lecturer Makes Marcus Garvey Presentation in Cuba RelatedUWI Lecturer Makes Marcus Garvey Presentation in Cuba Advertisements RelatedUWI Lecturer Makes Marcus Garvey Presentation in Cubacenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail As part of on-going activities to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic trade in Africans, the Jamaican Embassy in Havana, Cuba was involved recently in staging a discussion on Caribbean slavery and the global impact of the political, social and economic thoughts of Jamaica’s national hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The presentation earlier this month by University of the West Indies senior lecturer and Marcus Garvey scholar, Professor Rupert Lewis, was part of a series of activities held in Havana over several days.Professor Lewis’ presentation titled, ‘Marcus Garvey’s Global Vision’, was made at the Centro de Estudios del Caribe, de la Casa de las Americas in Havana. The discussion focused largely on the impact of Marcus Garvey on black identity. In his presentation, Professor Lewis noted that people of African descent worldwide were still subjected to economic exploitation. To overcome this, he suggested that there was need for greater unity among this ethnic group.In the question and answer segment of the event, contributions by members of the audience touched on the influence of Marcus Garvey’s works on the evolution of the Rastafari movement, the contradictions that arose between Garvey and the American intellectual, W.E. Dubois, as well as Garvey’s public comments made about the exile of Emperor Haile Selassie.Other presentations were made by Cuban scholars and students who looked at the Garvey movement in Cuba, oral history of early West Indian migrants, Cuban Rastafarians, and issues of Cuban identity.Those who attended included CARICOM Ambassadors from Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti and Belize; diplomatic representatives from Serbia, Mali, Egypt, Ghana and Qatar; faculty members from the University of Havana and the Casa de Americas; students and members of the Rastafari movement in Cuba.Following the series of seminars, Professor Lewis and Jamaica’s Ambassador to Cuba, Elinor Sherlock met with members of the administration of La Casa de Las Americas to discuss areas for further co-operation between the Centre for Caribbean Thought of the University of the West Indies and the Casa de Las Americas. Already, plans are underway for next year’s activities. UWI Lecturer Makes Marcus Garvey Presentation in Cuba UncategorizedMay 22, 2007last_img read more

Performance and politics: The rise and fall of the Brazilian left

first_imgSaturday, November 16, 2019 • 1–3 p.m.Assistant Professor Marcos Steuernagel, Theatre & DanceIn this talk, Steuernagel analyzes how theatre, dance and performance reflected and responded to the rise and fall of the Workers’ Party in Brazil (2002–16). As part of what came to be known in Latin America as the Pink Tide, the election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (popularly known as Lula) brought about a period of progressive policies in the areas of income inequality, human rights, gender politics and cultural production.How, then, did Brazil go from poster-child of the Latin American Left to electing far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in 2018? As this New Right carries out its project of coupling the advance of neoliberalism with the elimination of difference, what are the ways in which performance serves as a particularly productive arena for addressing this shift? And what are the consequences of the Brazilian case for a global understanding of the conservative turn?Note: The lecturer will be showing images of performances, some that contain nudity. Download PosterFind out more about Steuernagel’s researchAbout the PresenterMarcos Steuernagel is an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder. His work focuses on the intersection of performance and politics, Brazilian and Latin American theatre and performance, and the digital humanities. He is co-editor with Diana Taylor of the trilingual digital book What is Performance Studies? (2015). His upcoming monograph traces the relationship between politics and aesthetics in contemporary Brazilian theatre and dance. Steuernagel holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in performance studies from New York University and a Specialization in Cinema and Video and a B.A. in Theatre Directing from Faculdade de Artes do Paraná, Brazil. More more information, visit Steuernagel’s website. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

2020 Candidate list

first_imgHomeNewsElections2020 Candidate list Oct. 13, 2020 at 6:00 amElectionsFeaturedNews2020 Candidate listClara Harter8 months ago2020 Candidate listcity council.college boardrent control boardschool boardThere are 21 individuals running for a four-year seat on City Council this year. Editor’s Note: There are 21 candidates running for City Council, eight for School Board, four for College Board and four for Rent Control Board. Below readers will find brief descriptions of each candidate. Subscribe to Inside The Daily Press podcast for interviews with each candidate.City CouncilPhil BrockPhil Brock is lifetime Santa Monica resident and is running on the “Change” slate with Oscar de la Torre, Christine Parra, and Mario Fonda-Bonardi. He has worked on the Recreation & Parks Commission and the Arts Commission and has taught in local schools. Brock’s priorities are stopping over development, restoring public safety, and finding homelessness solutions.Andrew BrowningBrowning qualified for the ballot, but has decided not to actively campaignMerv AndikaAndika has a background in public service including working with the Santa Monica Public Library. Andika supports using more social workers to deal with homelessness, limiting big development, supporting small businesses, funding local programs and increased council transparency.Dominic GomezGomez qualified for the ballot, but has decided not to actively campaignChristine ParraParra has lived in the Pico neighborhood for 20 years and is running on the “Change” slate with Phil Brock, Christine Parra, and Mario Fonda-Bonardi. She is a career public servant in a neighboring city and wants to create a more transparent City Council that responds to citizen feedback. She supports a balanced budget and limiting development.Terry O’DayO’day is Mayor Pro Tem, a 22 year resident of the Pico Neighborhood, and is running for his 3rd term. O’Day supports preserving and creating affordable housing, protecting school funding, protecting renters’ rights, and expanding sustainability initiatives.Marcus OwensOwens is a member of Santa Monica 4 Democracy and the Lead Organizer of Black Lives Matter Santa Monica Charter. Owens is running on a platform of redirecting law enforcement money towards homelessness, community outreach, drug rehabilitation and mental health services.Anne-Marie SlackSlack is the Executive Director of the Motion Picture Sound Editors nonprofit. She has a background in project and facility management, event planning, sales, bookkeeping, operations, and contract negotiations.Jon MannJohn Mann is running for City Council for a 15th time, according to his candidate statement. He is running because of crime, corruption, conflicts of interest in City Council, and to reinstate the court order for District Elections.Chip MartinMartin is a Director of Sales for a large consumer products company and is a renter in downtown Santa Monica. He is running on a platform of crime reduction, economic recovery/support for small businesses, reducing homelessness, reducing development, eliminating scooters, and promoting tourism.Todd MentchMentch is running on a platform of increasing budget revenue, bringing back jobs, listening to the public, reducing development, increasing transparency, and building housing for the homeless. He has worked in sales, marketing, and blockchain technology.Zoe MuntanerMuntaner is running on a platform of increasing safety, removing special interests from the City government, and bringing an intersectional lens to City Council. Zoe is the founder of Compassionate Santa Monica and Moon Media & Communications.Gleam DavisDavis is running for her 3rd term. She supports increasing equitable access to opportunity, reimagining public safety, restoring the local economy, working on a safer and more sustainable transportation system, reducing homelessness, and converting the Santa Monica Airport to a park.Oscar de la TorreDe la Torre is a lifelong Santa Monica resident, 18 year member of the Board of Education, and Chair of the Pico Neighborhood Association. He is running on the “Change” slate with Phil Brock, Christine Parra, and Mario Fonda-Bonardi. He seeks to stop irresponsible development, challenge the culture of corruption at City Hall, defend workers, and fight for social justice.Mario Fonda-BonardiFonda-Bonardi is a 40 year Santa Monica resident, member of the Planning Commission, and Board Member of the Santa Monica Conservancy. He is running on the “Change” slate with Phil Brock, Oscar de la Torre, and Christine Parra. He supports reducing crime, improving homelessness, stopping over development, and creating more affordable housing.Tom CiszekCiszek is an information professional and two-time local business owner. He is running on a platform of making decisions grounded in data and analysis. His top priorities are addressing homelessness, increasing safety and economic recovery.Andrew KammKamm is an educator and says he is committed to ensuring Santa Monica’s schools are the best in the state. He seeks to reduce the recent spike in crime and to solve the homeless crisis with innovation and compassion.Ted WintererWinterer is running for his 3rd term. His priorities are economic recovery, reducing homelessness, decreasing crime, restoring cutback city services, protecting low-income tenants and seniors, and supporting a commitment to sustainability.Ana Maria JaraJara was appointed to City Council in Jan. 2019 and is a 35 year resident of the Pico Neighborhood. She has worked at SMC for 25 years and served as Chair on the Commission for Status of Women and the Social Services Commission. She supports equity and justice in jobs, economic development, and supporting affordable housing.John Patrick Jewell IIIJewell ran a business in the Marina Del Rey Harbor “Gondolas D’amore” as a singing Gondolier/Actor/Businessman.Nathaniel JonesJones is a 35-year renter in Santa Monica. He seeks to tackle the homeless problem and clean up our streets so all residents can feel a sense of protection every day.School BoardMaria Leon-VazquezLeon-Vazquez is running for her 6th term. Her two sons are SMMUSD graduates and she has a grandson in Kindergarten. She believes her leadership is a driver of SMMUSD’s shift to 21st-century education and was vital during the pivot to distance learning. She supports transparency, accountability, and balancing the budget.Esther HickmanHickman attended Juan Cabrillo, Malibu Park, and Samohi, and is running on the “New Leadership” slate with Jason Feldman and Steven Johnson. She seeks to shift budget priorities toward teachers and students’ needs and away from external consultants and expensive development projects. She wants increased transparency and accountability from the Board.Jen SmithSmith has two students enrolled in SMMUSD and has served as Santa Monica-Malibu PTA president. She is on the Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee, Facilities District Advisory Committee, and the Samohi PTSA Executive Board. She supports financial transparency, increased equity, and innovative leadership.Dhun MayMay has been a teacher for over 40 years. She advocates for reducing student exposure to wireless devices, teaching students about nutrition, promoting critical thinking, and advancing a social justice agenda.Jason FeldmanFeldman is a civil rights attorney and has two elementary children enrolled in the District. He is running on the “New Leadership” slate with Esther Hickman and Steven Johnson. He supports transparency in board actions, improving the race and social justice curriculum, closing the achievement gap, and stopping making teachers the first victims of budget cuts.Keith ColemanKeith Coleman is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University Graduate School of Education and Co-Chair of SMMUSD Intercultural Equity and Excellence Committee. He is running to democratize opportunity for all students and support progressive values of residents in the diverse communities of SMMUSD.Jon KeanKean is School Board President and running for his second term. He has worked to expand access to early education programs, approve a K-12 social justice framework, reduce teacher cuts, pass measure SMS to modernize facilities, and develop American cultures/ethnic studies classes.Steven JohnsonJohnson had a daughter attend SMMUSD K-12 and is running on the “New Leadership” slate with Esther Hickman and Jason Feldman. He supports protecting teachers from budget cuts, prioritizing equity and access for students, reducing class size, and bringing transparency to the budget process.College BoardSusan AminoffAminoff is running for her 5th term and is a SMC professor. She supported SMC’s transition to remote learning and has been part of budget and curriculum decisions that have shaped students’ experiences at SMC for years.Brian O’NeilO’Neil has been a history professor for 20 years and has two children enrolled in SMMUSD. He believes he knows what it takes for a college to be a vibrant engine for its students and the larger community. He feels his teaching experience allows him to understand social justice, student equity, and pandemic learning challenges.Margaret Quinones-PerezQuinones-Perez is a SMC alumnus and is running for her 6th term. She is a former Board of Governor for 115 CA Community colleges. She seeks to make SMC a key partner in racial equity, provide safe and quality virtual and on campus education, and sustain all of SMC’s partner programs.Rob Greenstein RaderGreenstein Rader is running for his 5th term. He is a first generation college graduate of Harvard and Stanford, Professor of Law at Pepperdine, and General Counsel for Ovation TV Network. His goals include preserving academic excellence, increasing support for local students, closing the equity gap, and ensuring strong financial oversight.Rent ControlCaroline M. TorosisTororis is the current board Chair and is running for her 2nd term. She is a workers’ rights attorney and helps direct the County’s economic recovery efforts. On the board she says she has expanded relocation benefits for tenants in owner-occupied properties, protected tenants evicted through no fault of their own, and ensured units cannot be rented to corporations.Aishah NewsonNewsom is a data scientist and a Santa Monica renter. She seeks to advocate for young people and families’ access to affordable housing, rent control, and tenant protections.Anastasia FosterFoster is running for her 2nd term. She is a senior living operator for Meals on Wheels. On the board she says she has helped create policies that cap tax pass throughs, mitigate construction issues experienced by tenants and stop the misuse of housing stock.Robert KronovetKronovet is running to regain his former position on the board and represent the perspective of a property manager and real estate broker. 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