Cornyn, Booker, Quigley, Upton introduce bill to prevent new pandemics traced to risky wildlife-human interactions

The Preventing Future Pandemics Act will take steps to shut down wildlife markets like those linked to COVID-19 in order to prevent future outbreaks

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Preventing Future Pandemics Act would end the import, export, and sales of certain live wildlife for the primary purpose of human consumption in the U.S. and implement dedicated strategies to address the problem worldwide.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund commends U.S. Senators John Cornyn, R-Tex., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., and U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and Fred Upton, R-Mich., for introducing the Preventing Future Pandemics Act. This legislation would protect Americans and people around the world from the continued emergence of devastating zoonotic diseases from risky wildlife management practices by eliminating cruel and unsafe live wildlife markets here at home and positioning the U.S. as a global leader to end the trade of live wildlife for human consumption.

The overarching lesson of COVID-19 is that we can no longer allow inhumane and high-risk interactions between humans and wild animals. COVID-19 has wreaked extreme havoc—killing over a million people to-date, sickening millions more, and triggering an economic crisis—all of which will be felt for years to come. The wildlife trade and live wildlife markets like the ones linked to COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and other disease outbreaks create a human health hazard and an animal welfare nightmare.

“In the United States and abroad, wildlife markets are filthy, crowded places filled with sick, injured and frightened animals. They are a perfect breeding ground for the transmission of disease from animals to humans, and we must promptly and effectively confront them as potential sparks for the next pandemic threat,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “Sens. Cornyn and Booker, and Reps. Quigley and Upton, have risen to the occasion with a bill that puts the United States on the right path as a global leader in halting the spread of zoonotic disease through such markets.”

Stopping the trade of wildlife is one of the most effective, practical, and cost-efficient ways to significantly reduce the risk of future zoonotic pandemics caused by viral spillover from wildlife to humans. The Humane Society Legislative Fund encourages members of the public to contact their U.S. senators and representatives to urge them to cosponsor the Preventing Future Pandemics Act. Without a permanent ban on live wildlife trade for human consumption and strict enforcement put in place, the development and spread of deadly zoonotic diseases is likely to occur again.

Commentary from the bill’s sponsors can be seen below:

“From SARS to Ebola to COVID-19, the risk of disease transmission from wildlife to people is a persistent threat to global public health, and we know that commercial wildlife markets and the international wildlife trade significantly increase that risk,” said Sen. Booker. “As we continue to fight to get the spread of COVID-19 under control here in the United States, we must also be working with our international partners to prevent another deadly pandemic from occurring; that means working urgently to shut down commercial wildlife markets and end the international trade in live wildlife.”

“The simple fact is that through continued consumption of wildlife and the persistence of the unsanitary conditions at wildlife markets, the emergence of the next zoonotic pandemic is a matter of when, not if. Close contact between humans and wild animals, and especially human consumption, is a threat to global health. As climate change and encroaching development drive people and wildlife closer together, it is imperative that we stop thinking of conservation and public health as separate issues,” said Rep. Quigley. “The Preventing Future Pandemics Act takes aim at wildlife markets and the trade that supplies them, positioning America as the global leader in replacing wild protein sources with safe alternatives and fighting to ensure that nothing like the COVID-19 pandemic happens again.”

“Abusive and unsanitary practices with animals can directly contribute to dangerous diseases – like COVID-19,” said Rep. Upton. “The Preventing Future Pandemics Act is commonsense legislation that would take a major step toward ensuring we never have another public health crisis like the once we’re facing today. If we don’t take action, we are putting ourselves and our children at risk of another global pandemic in the coming years.”

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SkyPower et la SNEL SA Annoncent un PPA Solaire de 1,000MW

Gauche à droite: le Président de la République Démocratique du Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, Charles Cohen, Directeur Commercial de SkyPower Global, Kerry Adler, Président et Président-Directeur Général de SkyPower Global

SkyPower et la République Démocratique du Congo, Société Nationale d’Électricité (SNEL), Annoncent la signature d'un PPA historique de 1,000MW

Mon engagement présidentiel est d’améliorer nos taux d'électrification grâce aux énergies renouvelables en forgeant des partenariats avec des entreprises de classe mondiale comme SkyPower”

— Le Président de la République Démocratique du Congo, Félix Tshisekedi

KINSHASA, LA RéPUBLIQUE DéMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — SkyPower, un développeur et opérateur mondial de projets solaires à grande échelle, et un leader reconnu et défenseur de la durabilité, aux côtés de la Société Nationale d'Électricité (SNEL SA), de la République Démocratique du Congo, a annoncé aujourd'hui la signature d'un accord historique d'achat d'électricité de 1,000MW, dans le cadre d'un PPP entre la RDC et SkyPower Green Giant (Public Private Partnership).

L'un des premiers du genre en RDC, cet accord représente une étape importante dans la vision et la stratégie du président Félix Tshisekedi, axée sur l'augmentation de la production d'énergie propre et renouvelable dans un effort pour accroitre le taux d'électrification (de 16% à environ 30% sur la prochaine décennie) et en utilisant l'énergie propre comme catalyseur éprouvé pour la création d'emplois et le développement économique substantiels. Cela devrait se traduire par environ 2,3 milliards de dollars américains de relance du PIB de la RDC et la création d’environ 30,000 (années) d’emplois.

Le projet RDC "Green Giant" démontre en outre l'engagement du président Tshisekedi en faveur de l'action climatique. Il contribue à la poussée mondiale vers les engagements de la RDC à atteindre les objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies. "La population croissante de la RDC est l'une des plus importantes d'Afrique subsaharienne. Avec une croissance aussi forte, les besoins en infrastructures, en éducation, en santé et en services sociaux augmenteront, et l'accès à l'énergie est essentiel pour répondre à ces besoins. Mon engagement présidentiel est d’améliorer nos taux d'électrification grâce aux énergies renouvelables en forgeant des partenariats avec des entreprises de classe mondiale comme SkyPower, avec lesquelles nous sommes impatients de travailler et de grandir dans les années à venir ", a déclaré le président de la République Démocratique du Congo, Félix Tshisekedi.

Le ministre des Finances, José Sele Yalaghuli, a souligné : "Le Green Giant – RDC en tant que projet conçu à travers un PPP avec SkyPower, pour fournir une contribution estimée à 2,3 milliards de dollars au PIB du pays est un accélérateur pour la création de nouveaux emplois, et servira d'exemple pour d'autres Investisseurs Étrangers cherchant à investir dans le développement des infrastructures historiques en RDC."

"La mission et l’engagement de la SNEL SA en faveur de l’électrification et du développement économique de notre pays en fournissant une énergie renouvelable significative sont conformes aux objectifs de développement durable. Le PPP avec SkyPower démontre l’attention de la SNEL à répondre aux besoins énergétiques du pays et à assurer l’approvisionnement requis par le principal fournisseur mondial. Nous sommes ravis d'avoir conclu un accord sur ce partenariat historique ", a déclaré Jean-Bosco Kayombo Kayan, directeur général de la SNEL SA.

"Aujourd’hui est un jour de fierté pour SkyPower et la République Démocratique du Congo, car ensemble, nous avons créé un PPP qui se traduira par environ 30,000 (années) d'emplois, stimulant la croissance économique et le développement, dans le cadre des efforts de relance après la pandémie de Covid-19. Le solaire est la forme d'énergie renouvelable qui connaît la croissance la plus rapide et présente un énorme potentiel pour permettre à la RDC d'atteindre ses objectifs», a déclaré Charles Cohen, directeur commercial de SkyPower Global.

"Je voudrais exprimer ma plus sincère gratitude aux dirigeants de la RDC et tiens a souligner la contribution inestimable de l’influent Conseiller Special aux Investissements, Mr. Jean-Claude Kabongo. Des le depart il y a un peu plus d’un an, son leadership et son implication dans tous
les aspects de ce projet historique ont eu un impact tangible sur la concretisation du PPA", a ajouté Cohen.

Le ministre Eustache Muhanzi Mumbembe, des Ressources hydrauliques et de l’électricité, a souligné que "Cet accord historique démontre encore l’engagement de notre gouvernement à apporter une puissance importante pour répondre à la demande énergétique de la nation. Le partenariat "Green Giant" entre SkyPower et la SNEL SA est un exemple significatif des actions décisives de notre ministère conformément à la stratégie du gouvernement visant à augmenter les taux d'électrification et à respecter nos engagements."

Le ministre des Affaires foncières, Molendo Sakombi, a ajouté que "Ce partenariat public-privé historique souligne davantage la vision de notre gouvernement et son engagement ferme à attirer les investissements étrangers directs, comme l'a déclaré notre président à la 75e Assemblée générale des Nations Unies. L’action climatique et la construction d'une économie verte n'est pas simplement une nécessité, mais un devoir urgent. "

Soulignant la vision et la détermination du président Tshisekedi, Kerry Adler, Président et Président-directeur général de SkyPower, a souligné la reconnaissance par le gouvernement de la RDC de la puissance de l'énergie solaire, " Une énergie véritablement distribuée qui sert de catalyseur à de nouveaux emplois, à la croissance économique, et l'un des plus grands espoirs de l'humanité dans la lutte contre le changement climatique. Notre accord historique est un autre symbole des nations avant-gardistes comme la RDC, qui sont déterminées à assurer un avenir plus brillant et plus résilient. "

À propos de SkyPower Global

SkyPower a gagné la reconnaissance mondiale en tant que l'un des producteurs d'électricité indépendants les plus importants et les plus prospères qui développe, finance, construit, possède et exploite des projets d'énergie renouvelable à grande échelle à travers le monde.

L'équipe accomplie de SkyPower a construit, assemblé et acquis un vaste pipeline de plus de 25 GW dans le monde, dont certains dans le cadre d'accords bilatéraux et d'attribution de contrats, qui seront construits au Moyen-Orient, en Afrique, en Asie du Sud-Est et en Asie centrale au cours des prochaines années.

SkyPower a obtenu plus de 30 contrats d'achat d'électricité (PPA), qui, au total, représentent des milliards de dollars de ventes d'énergie renouvelable à long terme aux principaux services publics et gouvernements du monde entier.

SkyPower est détenue majoritairement par CIM, un gestionnaire de fonds d'immobilier et d'infrastructure urbains transformateurs. Depuis 1994, CIM a cherché à créer de la valeur dans des projets et à avoir un impact positif sur la vie des gens dans les communautés à travers les Amériques en réalisant plus de 60 milliards de dollars de projets immobiliers et d'infrastructure essentielle.

SkyPower est détenue majoritairement par CIM, un gestionnaire de fonds d'immobilier et d'infrastructure urbains transformateurs. Depuis 1994, l'ICM a cherché à créer de la valeur dans les projets et à avoir un impact positif sur la vie des gens dans les communautés à travers les Amériques en réalisant plus de 60 milliards de dollars de projets immobiliers et d'infrastructure essentiels. www.cimgroup.com

SkyPower Global: www.skypower.com Courrier électronique: executiveteam@skypower.com

À propos de la SNEL SA

La Société Nationale d’Electricité, SNEL SA a pour mission de produire, transporter, distribuer et commercialiser l’énergie électrique sur toute l’étendue de la République Démocratique du Congo et dans la sous région (au niveau des trois pôles énergétiques PEAC, SAPP et EAPP).SNEL SA exploite seize (16) centrales hydroélectriques (puissance installée 2.592 MW), plusieurs réseaux de transport (Ouest, Sud et Est) ainsi que les plus grands réseaux de distribution de la République Démocratique du Congo.

La SNEL SA: www.snel.cd

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SkyPower and SNEL Announce 1,000MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement

Left to right: H.E. Félix Tshisekedi, President of The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Charles Cohen – Chief Commercial Officer, SkyPower, Kerry Adler- President and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower

SkyPower and The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL) Announce Signing of Landmark 1,000MW PPA – Public Private Partnership

My presidential commitment is to improve our electrification rates through renewable energy by forging partnerships with world class companies like SkyPower”

— H.E. Félix Tshisekedi, President, The Democratic Republic of The Congo

KINSHASA, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — SkyPower, a global developer and operator of utility scale solar projects, and a recognized leader and advocate for sustainability, together with the Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL), the national energy of The Democratic Republic of the Congo, today announced the signing of a landmark power purchase agreement for 1000 MW, under the framework of a SkyPower Green Giant PPP (Public Private Partnership).

This agreement, one of the first of its kind in the DRC, represents a significant milestone in President Félix Tshisekedi’s vision and strategy, focused on increasing the production of clean and renewable energy in an effort to boost electrification rate (to approximately 30% over the next decade) using clean energy as a proven catalyst for substantial job creation and economic development. This is expected to result in an estimated USD$2.3 Billion in stimulus to DRC’s GDP, and the creation of approximately 30,000 job years.

The DRC Green Giant project further demonstrates President Tshisekedi's commitment to climate action. It contributes to the global push towards DRC's commitments to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. "DRC's growing population is one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. With such strong growth, the need for infrastructure, education, health, and social services will increase, and energy access is critical to achieving these needs. My presidential commitment is to improve our electrification rates through renewable energy by forging partnerships with world class companies like SkyPower, whom we look forward to working and growing with in the years ahead", said President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Felix Tshisekedi.

Minister of Finance, José Sele Yalaghuli described, “DRC Green Giant as a project through a PPP with SkyPower, designed to provide an estimated USD$2.3 billion contribution to the country’s GDP, an accelerator for the creation of new jobs, and will serve as an example for other FDIs seeking to invest in the historic infrastructure development of the DRC.”

“SNEL’s mission and commitment to the electrification and economic development of our country by providing meaningful renewable energy, is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The PPP with SkyPower demonstrates SNEL’s focus on addressing the energy needs of the country and ensuring the requisite supply by world leading provider. We are thrilled to have reached an agreement this historic partnership,” stated Jean-Bosco Kayombo Kayan, SNEL Director General.

"Today is a proud day for SkyPower and The Democratic Republic of the Congo as together we have created a PPP that will result in approximately 30,000 job years, driving economic growth and development, as part of the recovery efforts post the Covid-19 pandemic. Solar is the fastest growing form of renewable energy, and presents tremendous potential for powering the DRC towards meet its objectives," said Charles Cohen, Chief Commercial Officer of SkyPower Global. "I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the leadership of the DRC and to Jean-Claude Kabongo, Special Economic Adviser to the President, who worked tirelessly over the past year in ensuring that SkyPower was able to procure the necessary licenses and that this PPP came to fruition," Cohen added.

Minister Eustache Muhanzi Mumbembe, of Hydraulic Resources and Electricity, highlighted that, “this landmark agreement further demonstrates our Government’s commitment to bring important power to meet the nation’s energy demand. The Green Giant Partnership between SkyPower and SNEL serves as a meaningful example of the decisive actions of our ministry in line with the governments strategy to increase electrification rates and meet our commitments to the sustainable development goals.”

Minister of Land Affairs, Molendo Sakombi added that, “this historic Public-Private-Partnership further highlights our government’s vision and firm commitment to attracting Foreign Direct Investment as stated by our president at the United Nations 75th General Assembly, “climate action and building a green economy is not merely a necessity, but an urgent duty”.

Highlighting the vision and determination of President Tshisekedi, Kerry Adler, President & Chief Executive Officer of SkyPower, acknowledged the recognition by the DRC government of the power of solar energy, “truly distributed power that serves as a catalyzer of new jobs,
economic growth, and one of humanity’s greatest hopes in combating climate change. Our landmark agreement is further symbolic of forward-thinking nations like DRC, who are determined on ensuring a brighter and more resilient future.”

About SkyPower Global

SkyPower has earned the enviable track record and global recognition as one of the largest and most successful independent power producers that develops, finances, builds, owns and operates utility-scale renewable power projects across the globe.

The accomplished SkyPower team has built, assembled and acquired an extensive pipeline of over 25GW worldwide, some of which are in bilateral agreements, and contract awards, to be built in the Middle East, Africa, South East and Central Asia over the coming years.

SkyPower has secured over 30 Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), which in aggregate, represents billions of dollars’ worth of long-term renewable energy sales to leading utilities and governments around the world.

SkyPower is majority-owned by CIM, a transformative urban real-estate and infrastructure fund manager. Since 1994, CIM has sought to create value in projects and positively impact the lives of people in communities across the Americas by delivering more than $60 billion of essential real estate and infrastructure projects. www.cimgroup.com

SkyPower Global: www.skypower.com email: executiveteam@skypower.com

About Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL)

The National Electricity Company, SNEL SA's mission is to produce, transport, distribute and market electrical energy throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the sub-region (at the level of the three energy poles PEAC, SAPP and EAPP). SNEL SA operates sixteen (16) hydroelectric power stations (installed capacity 2,592 MW), several transmission networks (West, South and East) as well as the largest distribution networks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Société Nationale d’Electricité (SNEL): www.snel.cd

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U.S. House Passes Anti-Doping Bill to Reform American Horse Racing

Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act | Photo: Jana Germano

Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act | Photo: Jana Germano

AWA executive director Marty Irby testifying at a House hearing on H.R. 1754 in January 2020

AWA executive director Marty Irby testifying at a House hearing on H.R. 1754 in January 2020

Hall of Fame Jockey Chris McCarron with Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby in Saratga Springs on Saturday Discussing Horse Protection Issues

Hall of Fame Jockey Chris McCarron with Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby in Saratga Springs on Saturday Discussing Horse Protection Issues

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Legislation Mirrors McConnell Introduced Bill in the U.S. Senate

I love how our congress has now allowed the horse to love his work.”

— Monty Roberts, The Man Who Listens to Horses

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1754, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, led by U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Andy Barr, R-Ky. by a voice vote. H.R. 1754 mirrors legislation recently introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Diane Feinstein, D-Calif. and promises to end the era of widespread doping of horses in Thoroughbred racing in America.

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act includes a ban on race-day doping, the establishment of a uniform national standard for rules and regulations for U.S. horseracing that would be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) is landmark legislation that would directly address the safety and welfare of racehorses, and the integrity of the sport itself, through better anti-doping measures and racetrack safety standards.

“Doping of athletes in sport to enhance performance is widely recognized as a form of cheating in human competition,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action who testified before Congress on the issue in January. “It’s equally wrong and even more dangerous for the athletes involved to allow widespread doping in American horse racing, and we call on the U.S. Senate to swiftly pass this measure that will put the welfare of the horse at the center of the enterprise.”

“During the course of wining 11 world championships in horse competitions, I learned valuable lessons. One that has stayed with me is, ‘A good trainer can make the horse to do almost anything. The great trainer can cause the horse to want to do it’, said Monty Roberts, renowned horse trainer and New York Times bestselling author. “I love how our congress has now allowed the horse to love his work.”

“We applaud Reps. Tonko and Barr for reminding the nation that horses and jockeys, who are the athletes at core of the sport, should be our top priority when it comes to safety standards in racing,” added Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action, who testified in favor of the original anti-doping legislation more than six years ago. “We call on the Senate to saddle up and swiftly pass this measure that makes sense for animal welfare and the health and welfare of the jockeys who ride these majestic creatures.”

“After nearly six years working to advance this bipartisan legislation to modernize horseracing in the United States, we are at long last rounding the final turn,” said U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. “Our Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act puts the health and well-being of our equine athletes and jockeys firmly at the center of the sport and delivers commonsense medication and track safety standards that will lift this noble sport to higher standards of integrity and safety. These long overdue reforms will help restore public trust in the sport and put it on a path to a long and vital future, supporting countless jobs and driving economic activity in communities across our nation. I thank my longtime collaborator and friend, Congressman Barr, for leading with me in this effort to restore integrity to our sport of kings. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to advance their companion legislation without delay and deliver it swiftly to the President to sign into law.”

The doping of American racehorses has been the subject of Congressional attention over the past five years with hundreds of horses dying on racetracks weekly, and the indictment of 37 trainers and veterinarians in March of 2020.

The bill has the support of Animal Wellness Action (AWA), the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF), and key players throughout the horse racing industry, including all three Triple Crown racetracks. Churchill Downs, which runs the Kentucky Derby, is the most recent corporation to get on board. The effort continues to enjoy the support of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity (CHRI), which includes The Jockey Club, the Breeders Cup, Keeneland Racecourse, the Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association, the Water Hay Oats Alliance, and AWA and AWF.

The patchwork of regulations across the U.S.’s 38 racing jurisdictions has undermined the public’s confidence in horseracing, threatened the integrity of competition, and endangered the human and equine athletes. Enactment of the HISA will address these problems head on while helping to enhance the public’s interest in this very important industry. For the safety of the horses and jockeys, and for the sport of horseracing itself, American horseracing needs the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020.

Key Provisions
In order to create these uniform performance and safety standards for the sport of horseracing, the HISA creates the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, which is a private, independent, self-regulatory, nonprofit organization. It will not be funded by the federal government – the horseracing industry will pay the funds necessary for the establishment and administration of the Authority. The Authority is tasked with developing and implementing both a horseracing anti-doping and medication control program and a racetrack safety program.

Composition of the Authority
The Authority will be governed by a Board of Directors consisting of nine members. Five of those members will be independent of the industry, and four members will be experts from the following sectors of the industry: owners and breeders, trainers, racetracks, veterinarians, State racing commissions, and jockeys. To assist with the development of these programs, the Board will establish an anti-doping and medication control standing committee and a racetrack safety standing committee, both controlled by independent members outside the industry. All independent members of the Board and standing committees will be subject to strict conflict-of-interest standards.

Anti-Doping Program
The Authority will be required to create a set of uniform anti-doping rules, including lists of prohibited substances and methods, protocols around the administration of permitted substances, and laboratory testing accreditation and protocols. These permitted and prohibited substances and practices will be developed after taking into consideration international anti-doping standards and veterinarian ethical standards, along with consulting racing industry representatives and the public. The new nationwide rules would replace the current patchwork of regulatory systems that govern horseracing’s 38 separate racing jurisdictions. For services related to the enforcement of this program, the Authority shall enter into an agreement with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which has a proven track record of conducting anti-doping and medication control activities for all U.S. Olympic athletes and its approach can easily be adapted to horseracing.

Racetrack Safety Program
To protect the health and safety of racehorses and jockeys, the Authority will also create a racetrack safety program, consisting of a uniform set of training and racing safety standards and protocols. Those standards include racetrack design and maintenance, oversight of human and equine injury reporting and prevention, and the procedures for undertaking investigations at racetrack and non-racetrack facilities related to safety violations. The Authority creates an accreditation program to ensure that racetracks comply with these safety procedures, and in order to continue to gather information on racetrack safety, the Authority will establish a nationwide database of racehorse safety, performance, health, and injury information within one year of the establishment of the program.

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Murray: Carney’s Continued Record of Bad Decisions – Schools

Allows Childcare But Not Schools

Carney talks a lot about letting the science of COVID – 19 guide his decisions, I would love to meet the scientist that told him, its ok to use schools for childcare but not for school instruction. ”

— Julianne Murray

SEAFORD, DE, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Republican gubernatorial nominee, Julianne Murray condemned Governor John Carney for his latest display of bad decisions for the state of Delaware – allowing childcare to fully operate but not allowing for full-time in-classroom instruction. Carney has even gone so far as to offer childcare providers the use of the very classrooms that he is keeping students from using. This colossal mistake on schools has left parents with no choice nor say on how their students learn this year.

While Carney has allowed childcare providers not only to remain open but, if desired, to operate in public school classrooms, public schools in the Delaware are operating under a hybrid model which has resulted in mostly remote learning.

“How is it the classrooms are safe for childcare but not the purpose they were built for which is teaching our children?” said Julianne Murray. “Again, John Carney is picking winners and losers just like he did in shutting down small businesses. This time the losers of John Carney’s bad decision-making are our students. And why won’t he listen to parents throughout the state who want their children back in the classrooms? This is just the latest of John Carney’s blunders that are destroying Delaware.”

“John Carney talks a lot about letting the science of COVID – 19 guide his decisions,” continued Murray. “I would love to meet the scientist that told him, its ok to use schools for childcare but not for school instruction. Let’s see the data on that. Let’s hear the scientist explain this rationale.”

“We must stop John Carney from using the ‘science of COVID – 19’ as an excuse for his horrendous decisions and begin getting Delaware moving forward.”

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Acclaimed Bankruptcy Attorney, Timothy McFarlin, on Banks Prepare for Unprecedented Wave of Consumer Bankruptcy Filings

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LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With a global economic shutdown, most people are aware of the incredible wave of large company bankruptcies including some of the most well-known household names in retail, hospitality, energy and restaurant chains. What has not been discussed is the coming wave of consumer filing for which banks are bracing for.

Obviously the tens of thousands of employees of these well-known companies will be directly affected, but have been temporarily propped up by enhanced unemployment benefits and other programs, however according to Jefferies, a Diversified Financial Services Company, the consumer bankruptcies are sure to follow. Jefferies expects not only a surge in consumer bankruptcies, but a surge of unprecedented proportions.

Back in July virtually all large commercial banks such as JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C), and Bank of America (BAC) tightened lending standards to prepare for the coming wave of consumer filings. Large banks set aside tens of billions of dollars to cover these expected losses. Quite simply, the tsunami of consumer bankruptcies may be the largest year over year increase ever according to Acclaimed Bankruptcy Attorney Timothy McFarlin, one of the largest filers in California’s Central District.

High risk commercial loans, and those owners who guaranteed them will likely be the first group to begin filing according to Attorney Timothy McFarlin. In fact, this wave would have already hit, and hit hard but for the federal stimulus packages, but this is just a band aid. Tens of billions of dollars will have to be discharged, it may be delayed by helicopter money, but this debt is not going away. So brace for impact.

If you are a Consumer or Business considering Bankruptcy, there’s never been a better time. Under current guidelines, Consumers can file bankruptcy without even leaving their home, it’s all done through phone and email due to COVID restrictions.

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Timothy G. McFarlin is an attorney at McFarlin LLP who practices many areas of law, including real estate law, debt reorganization, bankruptcy, business litigation, consumer law, and mortgage litigation. Clients range from individual consumers to large national corporations.

Mr. McFarlin has previously worked for the Honorable Christopher M. Klein, Chief US Bankruptcy Court Judge, Eastern District of California as a judicial extern. Additionally, Mr. McFarlin also worked for Charles W. Daff, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in the Central District of California, in areas of law related to Business Law, Consumer Bankruptcy, Commercial Bankruptcy, and Foreclosures. Mr. McFarlin maintains a strong working relationship with Chapter 7 Trustees as well as the US Trustee.

Mr. McFarlin is admitted to practice law before all Superior and Federal Courts in the State of California, including the Southern District of California, Central District of California, Northern District of California, and Eastern District of California. Mr. McFarlin has filed cases in, and practiced before, all Federal Courts in California.

Mr. McFarlin is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and has been a speaker at Orange County Bar Association Events, Real Estate Division on matters related to foreclosures, mortgage litigation and short sales. McFarlin has previously been a member of National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys and has also been cited and quoted by National Publications (including USA Today), as well as a variety of local publications such as the Orange County Register on topics related to bankruptcy and foreclosure.

Mr. McFarlin graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. degree in Economics, and an emphasis in Accounting. Mr. McFarlin received his J.D. from the University of California at Davis (King Hall). Mr. McFarlin focused specifically on reorganization and bankruptcy, litigation, and business law.

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The Family Office Industry 2020 Company Profile, SWOT Analysis, Market Size, Share, and Opportunities Forecast To 2025

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PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Family Office Industry

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Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “The Family Office -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and Analysis Of Top Key Player Forecast To 2024” To Its Research Database

The Family Office has been a great attraction since long back. The growing trend of the same show some positive signs. The facts and figures relating to market have been studied deeply by different reports and here are some of the important excerpt from the report. 

Gauging the market

The estimated value of the family office market valued the market at xx million dollars in the year 2016. The market is about to grow at a rapid pace of xx percent compounded annually. The following estimated compound annual growth rate is for the year 2016 to the year 2022. By the year 2022, the value of the family office industry will reach a staggering amount of xx million dollars.

Critical geographic locations

The family office industry is currently experiencing its golden years. The critical regions that will face the most significant growth are China. No doubt that the United States of America will be a major engine in the growth of the market, but the phenomenal growth of the industry will take place in China. The European Union comes next in the growth story, followed by the growth of other countries in the Asia Pacific regions.

The major players in the industry

The industry includes some of the world’s best names. The key players in the process include HSBC Private Bank (Hong Kong, London), Citi Private Bank (New York), Northern Trust (Chicago), Bessemer Trust (New York), Pictet (Geneva) and several other corporations in the industry.

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Segmentation in the industry

The family office industry can be segmented into three major categories. The primary categories include Single Family Office (SFO), Multi Family Office (MFO), and the Virtual Family Office (VFO). Each of them has a specialty of their own and will be affected by the boom in several ways. Majorly the Single-Family Office will grow into Multi-Family Office and so on. The segmentation has been done carefully so that no major entity is left alone.

Services for the end-users

The services offered by the family office for the end-users include a myriad of things. The key aspects of the industry are broken down into principal components like financial planning, strategic planning to the private investors, governance, and advisory issues for private entities. The family offices provide a range of opportunities, and these are some of the key services provided by the offices to their clients.

Scope of the report

The following report has been compiled keeping the global audience in mind. The report covers all the crucial aspects. From major markets to in-depth analysis of the various aspects of a family office, every part of the report has something meaningful to offer. The complete report gas has been broken down into key geographical areas.

Along with that, special attention has been given to key locations and the emerging markets. India plays an emerging state too. With the major reforms taken by countries all over the world, the importance has been laid on how the money is exchanged all across the growth, key partnerships and latest decision-making process.

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Bren Simon: Aspen Institute Pavilion in Madeline Albright’s Honor

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Continuing a legacy of respect, kindness, and compassion

The following is taken from Bren Simon’s 2017 article regarding the Aspen Institute’s work to discuss and address the challenges facing our nation and world.

The mission of The Melvin and Bren Simon Foundation & The Joshua Max Simon Foundation is to empower others, and to make positive indelible differences on the lives of others, with each gift we give.”

— Bren Simon

CARBONDALE, CO, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The following is taken from Bren Simon’s 2017 article regarding support for the Aspen Institute’s work to discuss and address the challenges facing our nation and world.

Please visit – https://brensimon.com/aspen-institute-pavilion/ for more information.

…I have long admired the Aspen Institute for its deep-rooted history as a thought-provoking organization dedicated to improving the world. The organization and its scholars foster open-minded dialogue and as such, I wanted to help create a meeting place for discussion on challenges facing our nation and the world.

That is why the Bren & Melvin Simon Foundation is sponsoring the development of a new pavilion and terrace located at the Institute’s location in Aspen, Colorado.

“Bren Simon has been a longtime friend of the Aspen Institute who understands the importance of setting aside a safe space to examine and exchange ideas,” said Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. “Our campus is such a space, where thousands of people gather annually – from different communities, beliefs, backgrounds, faith, and ideologies – to join in a timeless conversation about the role that we all have in creating a good and just society.”

The Bren and Melvin Simon Foundation is honoring the new pavilion to former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright. She embodies all in which we hope to instill upon those who pass through the Aspen Institute’s doors. Her drive, forward thinking, and patriotism has bettered this nation, just as we hope those attending conferences at the Institute will do for years to come.

“In naming our new pavilion in honor of her good friend Aspen Institute Trustee Madeline Albright, the Bren and Melvin Simon Foundation is not only helping us expand our footprint on the campus, it also helps perpetuate a critically important legacy of leadership,” continued Isaacson. “Bren Simon’s decision to name the building after someone like Madeline Albright, who has given her entire life as an educator and public servant, is not only a celebration of this remarkable individual, but an example to us all of civic philanthropy.”

The pavilion and terrace are scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018, Jeffrey Berkus Architects will incorporate a modern design aesthetic while preserving the building’s key elements originally designed in 1955 by the renowned Herbert Bayer and Fritz Benedict. They will overlook Aspen’s mesmerizing scenery, with careful attention to avoid obstructing the stunning mountain views of Castle and Maroon Valleys.

I hope that the thought leaders who come to the new pavilion will be inspired to find solutions to national and international issues and help turn words into action…

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Marty Irby: Monty Roberts Joins Up to Help Pass Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act Today

Monty Roberts | Photo Credit: Monty Roberts, Shutterstock, and Craig Swanson Design

Monty Roberts | Photo Credit: Monty Roberts, Shutterstock, and Craig Swanson Design

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby

Hall of Fame Jockey Chris McCarron with Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby in Saratga Springs on Saturday Discussing Horse Protection Issues

Hall of Fame Jockey Chris McCarron with Animal Wellness Action Executive Director Marty Irby in Saratga Springs on Saturday Discussing Horse Protection Issues

Yearlings at Stone Farm in Paris, Kentucky | Photo Credit: Marty Irby

Yearlings at Stone Farm in Paris, Kentucky | Photo Credit: Marty Irby

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At heart, I’m saying that no one else has the right to say, ‘you must’ to an animal — or to another human.”

— Monty Roberts, The Man Who Listens to Horses

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “For centuries, humans have said to horses, ‘You do what I tell you or I’ll hurt you.’ Humans still say that to each other — still threaten, force and intimidate. I’m convinced that my discoveries with horses have value in the workplace, in the educational and penal systems, and in the raising of children. At heart, I’m saying that no one else has the right to say, ‘you must’ to an animal — or to another human.”

— Monty Roberts, ‘The Man Who Listens to Horses,’ a man who is our featured guest on today’s edition of The Animal Wellness Podcast.
I first met Monty Roberts and his wonderful daughter Debbie Loucks in 2005. I was working as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Waterfall Farms in Shelbyville, Tennessee, my first job out of college, and the largest and most successful walking horse breeding farm that existed. Monty went out on a limb to join us and teach us how to JoinUp© utilizing his violence-free methods to help horses and improve training methods.

My encounter with Monty and Debbie was the first time the curtain had been pulled back to reveal true methods of horse training utilizing non-violent horsemanship, and a very real ability to communicate with horses that Monty had learned early in life watching wild horses on the range. It was quite fascinating and a key turning point in my life, and Monty’s been a tremendous influence ever since. He’s helped fuel my passion to do more for the horses, and ‘leave the world a better place for horses and for people, too.’

It’s in great part because of Monty that nearly six years ago I decided to make ending doping and the use of the whip two major priorities in my professional life.

When we first started working to pass federal anti-doping legislation in the 114th Congress, H.R. 3084 had only mustered 21 cosponsors in the U.S. House, and no Senate companion. Later that year, a mock hearing was held by the Congressional Horse Caucus that brought light to the issue, and we made some progress. By the close of 2016 we’d made great strides – the major players in American horseracing were starting to pay attention to legislation gathering momentum in Congress.

In the 115th Congress we made changes to the legislation to expand on eliminating doping and bring more horse groups into the fold. A full Congressional hearing was held before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act that ultimately garnered 131 cosponsors. But the hearing didn’t play out as stellar as we had planned, and still, without a Senate companion measure, the bill died in Committee at the end of 2018.

By early 2019, Animal Wellness Action committed to making H.R. 1754, now the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, one of its top priorities for the 116th Congress. Working with the industry’s leader of reform efforts, The Jockey Club, the Thoroughbred breed registry established in 1894, we believed the timing was ripe, and the measure could cross the finish line, and permanently ban doping in the sport. I testified in support of the bill before the House Committee hearing held in January of this year alongside Hall of Fame jockey, Chris McCarron, and others. The hearing was lopsided in our favor, and after U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter – a pharmacist from Georgia – obliterated a veterinarian who was testifying against the measure, we gained some tremendous momentum. Just six weeks later the U.S. Dept. of Justice indicted 37 trainers and veterinarians caught illegally importing drugs to juice up horses, and the momentum continued.

Now with 260 cosponsors in the House, this landmark measure is backed by a broad base of industry players, including the businesses that run The Kentucky Derby; The Preakness; and The Belmont Stakes. The bill has long been led by U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., and Andy Barr, R-Ky., and is also supported by Animal Wellness Action and every major animal protection group in the nation.

Horse racing operates under an outdated, state-based, balkanized patchwork of medication rules that creates confusion and risk for owners and trainers and contains gaps in rules and enforcement. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act would greatly improve regulatory standards, ban the use of all medications on race day, and level the playing field for everyone invested in horse racing.

It would designate the U.S. Anti- Doping Agency (USADA), a private non-governmental agency, as the independent organization that would oversee and administer all drug testing in U.S. horseracing. H.R 1754 would also require racing authorities and racetracks to report all horse deaths and injuries to the Federal Trade Commission to be displayed in a public Federal database. It’s newly introduced companion bill in the Senate, S. 4547, led by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and Diane Feinstein, D-Calif. mirrors the House bill that’s set for a vote on the House floor this evening.

In today’s podcast Monty Roberts joins me, host Joseph Grove, and Wayne Pacelle in discussing the legislation in detail as well as our thoughts on eliminating whipping on a global scale – it’s a fascinating tale that digs deep into Monty’s work in 41 countries around the globe. Please tune in and listen here today and contact your House Members by clicking here and asking them to VOTE YES tonight in support of H.R. 1754.

Marty Irby is the executive director at Animal Wellness Action in Washington, D.C., former 8-time world champion equestrian, and a lifelong horseman who was recently honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, II for his work to protect horses.

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Does Ethics Matter in an Election?

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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics offers new how-to guide for voters. Helps evaluate ethics of candidates running for office.

Voting for Ethics: New how-to guide for voters helps evaluate ethics of candidates running for office

“Voting for Ethics”: New how-to guide for voters helps evaluate ethics of candidates running for office

John Pelissero: Government ethics expert available to provide commentary to media

John Pelissero: Government ethics expert available to provide commentary to media

New how-to guide for voters helps evaluate ethics of candidates running for office. Government ethics expert available to provide commentary to media.

Upon taking office, every public servant, elected or appointed, enters into a covenant with the people: that the officeholder will not use her or his position for personal gain.”

— John Pelissero, senior scholar, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Amidst increasing levels of distress over eroding ethics and civil discourse in politics, a new resource, “Voting for Ethics,” from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics aims to be a guidepost. The non-partisan, how-to guide is designed to help the U.S. voting public identify the hallmarks of an ethical candidate, spot dirty tricks and unethical fundraising practices, and evaluate campaign promises before casting votes—be it for a local school board member or the president of the United States.

“Upon taking office, every public servant, elected or appointed, enters into a covenant with the people: that the officeholder will not use her or his position for personal gain,” said John Pelissero, senior scholar with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and professor emeritus of political science at Loyola University Chicago. “A basic grasp of right and wrong coupled with a firm commitment to the public interest can help keep public officials on the right track.”

“’Voting for Ethics’ will become the standard for ethical political practice for years to come,” said Tom Campbell, former five-term congressman from Silicon Valley. “Candidates will be asked to subscribe to the principles announced in the book, because they are clear, practical, and powerful guides to stay on the right side of ethical behavior.”

Note to Media
Pelissero is available to provide commentary to members of the media on issues related to ethics in politics and the upcoming election and related debates. The guide is available for free download at http://bit.ly/voterethics.

About the Author
Hana Callaghan was the director of the Center’s Government Ethics Program. Sadly she passed away in January of 2020 just after completing “Voting for Ethics.” She had a background in law, government, and politics. She worked in private practice as a corporate litigator, for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives as a senior congressional aide, and as a political consultant managing statewide political campaigns.

About the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Founded in 1986 with a seed grant and initial endowment from Linda and A.C. “Mike” Markkula Jr., the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University brings the traditions of ethical thinking to bear on real world problems. Beyond a full range of programs for the SCU community, the Center also serves professionals in fields from business to health care, from government to the social sector, providing innovative approaches to problems from fake news to privacy protection. Through its website and international collaborations, the Center brings ethical decision-making resources to a global audience. For more information: www.scu.edu/ethics/.

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