Information Resources – Namiaz Mon, 16 May 2022 18:43:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Information Resources – Namiaz 32 32 How to create brilliant ideas as a team – without slipping into groupthink – UofSC News & Events Mon, 16 May 2022 18:08:33 +0000

Sharing ideas can get messy when colleagues don’t understand or support new concepts—or when they shut them down altogether. Visual communication professor Sabrina Habib writes for The conversation about concrete ways to facilitate brainstorming, both individually and in groups.

Creativity is one of those the most in-demand skills in the workplace.

It’s not surprising that leading multinationals are looking for inventive thinkers: research shows that creativity can drive innovation and resilience in organizations.

tech giant Google has grown by reinventing the way we all use the internet. Manufacturers of electric cars Tesla promotes a collaborative work environment to “solve the world’s most important problems with talented people”.

Still, sharing ideas can get messy when colleagues don’t understand or support new concepts—or when they close them. Research offers some concrete ways to facilitate idea generation, both individually and in groups. But first, it helps to know what you’re trying to facilitate.

So what do employers mean when they talk about creativity?

What is creativity?

Creativity has many definitions. Most mention originality and solve problems.

Renowned Psychologist Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi perhaps put it best when he described creativity in the workplace as an idea that is being recognized as something new by other experts in the field and the general public.

In my researchI explore the creative process in the context of higher educationadvertising guide.

In 2019, I created a course at the University of South Carolina called Creative Thinking & Problem Solving to help college students thrive in the workplace where most problems don’t have an exact answer and they don’t Have study guides or feedback from teachers. I’ve observed that after a lifetime of filling in bubbles on multiple-choice tests, some students find working in gray areas where every solution seems possible to be intimidating.

The creative process

And yet, after graduation, most of my students will look at job descriptions that mention creativity, one of the most coveted soft skills.

The corporate trend towards group problem solving goes back about eight decades. Advertiser and business guru Alex Osborn coined the term “brainstorming”, which he used in his 1948 book “your creative power‘ than ‘Using the brain to rush a creative problem – and do it in commando fashion, with each stormer attacking the same target.’ His goal was quantity: 10 of his employees once produced 87 ideas for an advertising campaign in just 90 minutes.

While brainstorming in teams can help colleagues connect, debate, and share ideas, its effectiveness remains intact questioned from researcher in the past few years. Many organizations continue to use the method. Public recognition of their ideas puts people in the spotlight and makes them vulnerable to criticism. A lack of confidence can too challenge creative thinking.

Many resources have emerged that offer strategies for building individual creative confidence. they include accept failure, play games and Overcoming the fear of judgment.

The challenge of brainstorming in teams

Because people see problems from different perspectives, research shows that groups with diverse disciplines, backgrounds, beliefs, knowledge and skills produce the strongest and most unique outcomes. brainstorm below people with different skills holds individuals accountable for contributing proposals from their specific area.

Successful group work requires concentration. My research shows that it is important to be diligent
Define the challenge, task or problem. This includes gathering key data and outlining boundaries such as timeframe, budget, available resources, technology and other constraints. Starting this way helps a team select the best idea that came out of their collaboration.

The perfect storm

Encouraging group creativity needs an environment that encourages risk-taking, constructive criticism and teamwork. Creating a culture conducive to creativity must be done intentionally in a way that counteracts personal fears of rejection and tendencies towards self-censorship or criticism. People should be empowered to express themselves.

Establishing three key guidelines is essential:

  1. Focus on the quantity of ideas generated, not their quality.

  2. Avoid criticism, judgment, or defense of ideas during the brainstorming phase.

  3. Don’t put limits on “wild” ideas, no matter how bad, outrageous, or impractical they may seem, and recognize that every idea is worth speaking out.

Beyond groupthink

Brainstorming sessions can be more productive when participants are doing things independent work first.

In a group, this can be done simultaneously over minutes or even days, with team members writing down their ideas individually and later sharing them with the group. This process, known as divergent thinkingcan also be done virtually via collaborative websites like miro, mural and figure. Individual work ensures that everyone contributes ideas and that every voice is heard.

Next comes “convergent thinking.” The group evaluates proposals to determine the best innovation or solution to the problem at hand. It is encouraged to build on someone else’s idea.

There are many other approaches to group brainstorming, such as “design thinking‘, in which quick brainstorming sessions lead to tangible prototypes. That “six thinking hatsIn this method, group members each focus on each aspect of the proposed idea. For example, they will discuss negative aspects, then positives, feelings, risks, and opportunities for each solution.

While brainstorming can sometimes be a tedious process, it promotes the acceptance of ideas and team bonding. And it’s important to remember that in a space where everyone can feel free, good ideas can come from anyone.
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ROSEN, A LEADING LAW FIRM, Encourages Investors In Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. With Losses Over $100,000 To Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline In Securities Class Actions – AUPH Sat, 14 May 2022 22:58:58 +0000

Class Period: May 7, 2021 – February 25, 2022

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: June 14, 2022

Aurinia is a biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes therapies to treat various diseases with unmet medical needs in Japan and the People’s Republic of China (“China”). The company’s only product is LUPKYNIS, which it offers for the treatment of adult patients with active lupus nephritis.

Throughout the Class Period, the defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operations and compliance policies. In particular, the defendants have made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Aurinia experienced declining revenues; (ii) Aurinia’s sales prospects for LUPKYNIS in 2022 would fall far short of expectations; (iii) accordingly, the Company had significantly overstated LUPKYNIS’ business prospects; (iv) as a result, the company had overstated its financial position and/or prospects for 2022; and (v) as a result, the Company’s public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On February 28, 2022, Aurinia issued a press release announcing financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021. Aurinia reported a year-over-year sales decline and a lower-than-expected sales outlook for 2022, among other things.

As a result of this news, the price of Aurinia common stock fell $3.94 per share, or 24.26%, to close at $12.30 per share on February 28, 2022.

As a result of the defendants’ wrongful acts and omissions and the precipitous decline in the market value of the company’s securities, the plaintiff and other members of the group have suffered significant losses and damages.

For more information on the Aurinia class action go to:

Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc. (NASDAQ:SDIG)

Class Period: October 22, 2021 IPO

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: June 13, 2022

In October 2021, the Company completed its IPO, selling 7,690,400 Class A common shares at $19.00 per share.

On March 29, 2022, after market close, Stronghold announced its fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results. The company reported a net loss of $0.52 for the quarter, below analyst estimates of $0.04 in earnings per share, and Stronghold’s chief executive officer cited “significant headwinds at our operations, which are accelerating significantly.” impacted recent financial performance”.

As a result of this news, the company’s share price fell as much as $3.28, or 32%, to close at $6.97 per share on March 30, 2022. On April 14, 2022, Stronghold’s stock was trading at just $4.78 per share, down more than 75% from its IPO price of $19 per share.

The complaint filed in this class-action lawsuit alleges that the registration statement was materially false and misleading and omitted to state that: (1) contract suppliers, including MinerVa, were reasonably likely to miss anticipated delivery quantities and deadlines; (2) that Stronghold would have difficulty finding miners outside of confirmed orders due to the strong demand and pre-sold supply of mining equipment in the industry; (3) that as a result of the foregoing, there was a significant risk that Stronghold would not be able to expand its mining capacity as anticipated; (4) that Stronghold would be likely to suffer significant losses as a result; and (5) as a result, the statements made by the defendants regarding their businesses, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.

For more information on the Stronghold class action go to:


Class Period: March 30, 2021 – March 14, 2022

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: June 17, 2022

On March 14, 2022, Iceberg Research published a briefing report entitled “Lilium NV – The Losing Horse in the eVTOL [electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft] Race” (the “Iceberg Report”). The Iceberg Report claimed, among other things, that “[m]All experts have expressed serious doubts about the viability of the company’s Lilium jet to achieve its goal of flying[ing] up to 155 km[,]”citing “its configuration of 36 ducted fans (recently reduced to 30) that expend energy on takeoff and landing (hovering) leaving little energy for actual flight.” The Iceberg Report also noted that “Lilium promises its jet will have easy access to battery cells with an energy density of 320-330 Wh/kg[,]” “[o]One of the sources it relies on to show that these batteries are within reach is . . . a 34.8% Lilium-owned affiliate whose CEO Sujeet Kumar was accused by General Motors of misrepresenting battery performance while at his former company Envia Systems.” The Iceberg Report further noted that Lilium’s chief executive officer “did not have significant professional experience in aerospace prior to joining Lilium in 2015” and “estimate[d] Lilium has about 18 months before its cash runs dry.”

As a result of this news, Lilium’s share price fell $1.25 per share, or 33.88%, to close at $2.44 per share on March 14, 2022.

According to the Complaint, throughout the Class Period, the Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose the following: (1) Lilium grossly overstates the design and capabilities of the Lilium Jet; (2) Lilium significantly overstates the likelihood of Lilium Jet’s timely certification; (3) Lilium misrepresents its ability to source or manufacture the necessary batteries for the Lilium Jet; (4) the SPAC merger would not and did not generate enough money to commercialize the Lilium Jet; (5) Qell Acquisition Corp. failed to review the merger with due diligence; and (6) as a result, the defendants’ public statements were materially false and/or misleading at all relevant times. When the true details emerged, the lawsuit claimed that investors suffered harm.

For more information on the Lilium class action go to:

Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. (NYSE:LICY)

Class Period: February 16, 2021 – March 23, 2022

Lead Plaintiff Deadline: June 20, 2022

On March 24, 2022, Blue Orca Capital released a report (the “Report”) that described the company as “a near-fatal combination of stock promotion, ridiculous corporate governance, a busted cash-bleeding business, and a highly questionable Enron-like… Accounting” is characterized. According to the report, “Li-Cycle calculates revenue using an Enron-like mark-to-model accounting trick Li-Cycle recognizes revenue months in advance of actually selling its recycled black mass, based on its own preliminary estimate of the product’s future value. This accounting is clearly open to abuse and gives Li-Cycle discretion over its reported earnings. We suspect that under this framework, Li-Cycle adds the value of its accounts receivable to unsold products and offsets the profits through its revenue line.”

According to the Complaint, the Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose during the Class Period: (1) Li-Cycle’s largest customer, Traxys North America LLC, is not actually a customer, just a broker who works offers financial capital for the company while Traxys tries to sell Li-Cycle’s product to end customers; (2) the company was involved in highly questionable related party transactions; (3) the company’s mark-to-model accounting is susceptible to abuse and gives a false impression of growth; (4) a significant portion of the Company’s reported revenues came from the simple appraisal of receivables from unsold products; (5) the company’s gross margin has probably been negative since its inception; (6) the company will require an additional $1 billion in funding to support its projected growth (which is a higher number than that raised by the company through the merger); and (7) as a result, the defendants’ public statements were materially false and/or misleading at all relevant times. As the true details emerged, the lawsuit alleges that investors suffered damage.

As a result of this news, Li-Cycle’s share price fell $0.47 per share, or 5.60%, to close at $7.93 per share on March 24, 2022.

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Preliminary construction work requires nightly lane closures on May 15 on I-25 between Fillmore Street and Garden of the Gods Fri, 13 May 2022 04:52:30 +0000

Colorado Springs – Motorists will see front works on Interstate-25 (between Fillmore Street and Garden of the Gods Road). This work requires nightly closures of I-25 lanes. Work will begin at 9:00 p.m. with closures of the two inside lanes off of I-25 southbound and then onto I-25 northbound.

impact on traffic

  • Two lane closure in both directions of I-25
  • 9pm Sunday May 15th to 5am Monday May 16th
  • I-25 northbound and southbound – Mile Post 144-146
  • Once work on Southbound I-25 is complete, crews will move to Northbound I-25
  • Only one lane remains open
  • Expect delays
  • All work is weather dependent and will be postponed if operations cannot be completed

project information

Increased traffic from community growth and business development has created a need for the Colorado Department of Transportation to begin the design and development of I-25 Auxiliary/Continuous Merge Lanes and other operational improvements in Colorado Springs from Fillmore Street to the Garden of the to initiate Gods Road. Improvements are consistent with the previously completed environmental review.

More information about this project:

Know before you go

Travelers are urged to “know before you travel.” Gather information about weather forecasts and expected travel impacts and current road conditions before setting off. CDOT resources include:

Remember: slow for the cone zone

The following tips are designed to help you travel safely through maintenance and construction work.

  • Do not accelerate in work areas. Observe the posted speed limits.
  • Stay alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch out for workers. Drive carefully.
  • Don’t change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work areas.
  • Turn on your headlights so workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be extra vigilant at night when driving in work areas.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Leave enough space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane changes and drive together when prompted.
  • Be patient!

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Angelo State University Expands Cybersecurity Presence Sat, 07 May 2022 19:19:48 +0000 Tom Nurre Jr.

Angelo State University was selected to work with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to operate a pilot Regional Security Operations Center (RSOC) to provide cybersecurity support to Texas local governments. The DIR made the announcement in April.

“We are excited to partner with ASU in expanding cybersecurity services to on-premises facilities in the West Texas region,” said Amanda Crawford, DIR’s executive director and chief information officer for the state of Texas. “We have received exceptional proposals from several public universities in Texas, but ASU’s proposal has convinced us that they will hit the ground running and lay the foundation for the future success of this program throughout Texas.”

“Angelo State is proud to partner with the DIR on this initiative,” said ASU President Ronnie Hawkins Jr. “It aligns perfectly with our vision to be an innovative leader for the region, state and globe. This program will enable ASU to become a leader in the region and nurture a cyber/technology community of practice with a variety of units and groups, each with their own unique needs. Our primary goal is to develop a cybersecurity center of excellence that is not just a regional center, but one for the state of Texas as well.”

Health calendar released May 4, 2022 – West Central Tribune Wed, 04 May 2022 13:34:00 +0000

WILLMAR – Aging Wisely: Finding New Confidence and Purpose meets Thursday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Willmar Community Center. The program is part of a series designed to support the educational, social and nutritional needs of older adults. Jerrid Sebesta from Taatjes Financial Group and co-founder of Retired Repurposed will talk about how retirement is just a word and how you can transform your life after retirement. For more information and reservations, call Britta at 320-262-5288 by 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

MONTEVIDEO – A Parkinson’s support group will meet Monday, May 5 at 3:30 p.m. in Montevideo in the conference room of the CCM Health Wellness Center. Anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, or family members, friends or community members interested in learning more about Parkinson’s is invited to participate. For more information, call Gretchen Reeves at 320-321-8230.

WILLMAR — NAMI Western Minnesota Mental Health Support Groups for Families and Peer-to-Peer Support will meet Thursday, May 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Willmar Public Library. Family groups are led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with a mental illness. The group helps families develop better coping skills and strength through sharing. It is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For more information, call 320-235-3084.

WILLMAR – Heartbeat, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, meets Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at New Directions/Knutson Counseling, 1809 19th Ave. SW in Willmar (across from Roosevelt School). If you need someone to talk to or meet up because of a suicidal loss, please contact Diane at 320-894-0182, Kay at 320-262-6162, or Ray and Kim at 320-235-0030 or 320-295-6000 or send Email them to or

WILLMAR — The West Central Minnesota chapter of the Compassionate Friends will meet Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society Museum in Willmar. Compassionate Friends is a support group that offers friendship and understanding to families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Call Lois at 320-444-4334 if you have any questions about the meeting. Please leave a message. For more information, see


The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging provides advocacy, information, resources and support to help older adults maintain the lifestyle of their choice. To learn more about these and other presentations and training the agency has to offer, visit

. Live chat with a specialist can also be accessed online at


Long Term Care: May 4, 3:30 p.m. Virtual presentation on planning and paying for your long-term care by Senior LinkAge Line staff. Log in

or call 1-800-333-2433, spaces are limited.

SAIL: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Willmar community center, free of charge, all ability levels. The Staying Active & Independent for Life program uses weight training and balance exercises to protect against osteoporosis-related fractures by increasing muscle strength, balance and bone density.

Senior LinkAge line: The Senior LinkAge Line, a free service of the Minnesota Board on Aging, is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol for Minnesota. Older adults can contact the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays for help with questions about Medicare and health insurance, for help finding stay-at-home services, or for themselves to provide medication. Make sure you have a complete list of prescription medications and dosages.

Disabled Center MN: A free nationwide resource network to help troubleshoot, navigate the system, and plan for the future. The team understands the ins and outs of community resources and government programs and has years of experience helping people bring them together. Call 1-866-333-2466, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or see email and live chat options


coffee talk: This nationwide phone chat hotline for older adults is open weekdays from 8am to 12pm. Call Toll Free at 877-238-2282. Staffed by volunteers who understand the needs and challenges of the older adult population, it is dedicated to alleviating loneliness and social isolation among older adults. Volunteers can offer words of encouragement and understanding, and provide information about support and resources available in the person’s community. Calls are free. The privacy of the caller is a priority and the only information requested is the first name. Line users can call as many times as they like.

Willmar meals on wheels: Hot meals on wheels are delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A frozen meal is available for the following day or the weekend. Meals are available to those who are unable to cook for themselves due to age, disability, illness or recent hospital discharge. In addition to the regular meal, three special diet meals are available. The cost is $6.81 and includes all sides (including dessert) and either milk or juice. Order by 1pm the business day prior to delivery by calling 320-235-5310 ext. 219 or 320-894-7401. The menu is available on the West Central Industries website,

under business solutions.

Willmar senior catering: Meals are served at 11:30am on weekdays and are also available for sidewalk pickup at the sidewalk. Meals are open to those over 60 years of age. Suggested donation of $5 per meal. Call 320-262-5288 by noon the day before and leave a message. The menu is available on the City of Willmar website

under community center.

Lutheran Social Service: Frozen, mailed meals are available nationwide for older adults through the LSS Meals to Go service. Each delivery contains 14 frozen meals and the cost is approximately $9 per meal, including shipping costs. Costs are covered for Minnesotans using one of five waiver programs. Meals are also available for anyone in Minnesota who could benefit from healthy meals delivered right to their door. Order meals on the website

or call 800-488-4146.

The American Red Cross conducts blood donations in the west-central area. To donate blood you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. You can donate blood every 56 days. Duplicate RBCs can be donated every 112 days. Although all blood types are required, Type O and Type B negative donors are particularly encouraged to donate.

Appointments can be made at 1-800-RED-CROSS or online at

. All donors require acceptable ID. The preferred form is a government-issued photo ID e.g. B. a driver’s license or a blood donor card from the Red Cross. Otherwise, you will need to present two more IDs, e.g. a work ID, social security card, personal check, or credit card. Personalized mail such as a utility bill will not be accepted.

Blood drives are planned for the Tribune area:

May 4th, Dawson: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dawson-Boyd High School

May 5, Benson: 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church

May 5, Madison: 12-6 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church

May 6, Benson: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church

May 6, Glenwood: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minnewaska Area High School

May 9, Olivia: 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Max’s Grill

May 9, Willmar: 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church

May 10, Olivia: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Olivia Hospital & Clinic

May 11, Spicer: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., American Legion

May 17, Willmar: 1-7 p.m., Eagle Lake Lutheran Church

May 19, Litchfield: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Meeker Memorial Hospital

May 23, Willmar: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., American Legion

May 24, Willmar: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services

May 31, Sacred Heart: 1-7 p.m., Community Center

May 31, Glenwood: 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Glenwood Lutheran Church

External Working Group on Timely Payment Sun, 01 May 2022 06:09:50 +0000

reference conditions


The UK government committed to setting up an external working group on timely payment in response to the request for evidence of timely payment.

The group will collaborate on and co-design aspects of on-time payment policy and proof-of-concept of calculation throughout the year to collectively understand the impact and implications of on-time payment for different types of businesses and sectors and to identify potential remedial actions. The Government will not proceed with any infra-annual calculation until it is satisfied that it can do so accurately and reliably.

Through participatory design, the group expects to develop policies and/or systems that support taxpayers and mitigate or minimize the impact of on-time payment.

The Government has pledged that no changes will be made to the payment deadlines in this Parliament, recognizing that this is a long-term goal.


The External Timely Payment Working Group, utilizing its diverse knowledge, experience and information resources, will:


This group only considers timely payment for taxpayers in self-assessment income tax and self-assessment corporate income tax for those not subject to the quarterly installment system.

While co-design will help shape aspects of proof-of-concept for in-year calculation and timely payment policy, ultimately the government will make policy decisions based on data and evidence to ensure policy outcomes suitable for a wide range of users, and to ensure the delivery of the broader tax management strategy through gradual modernization of the tax system.

First phase – the proof-of-concept of the calculation during the year

The design phase of the project will start in April 2022 and therefore the current priority is for the external working group on timely payment to contribute to the draft proof of concept for the calculation later in the year through the following topics:

  • data requirements and procurement; to examine how we collect the data necessary to perform an annual calculation for a variety of business areas and models to ensure that we can test calculations in complex, real-world scenarios
  • data acquisition; explore how to most efficiently ingest data in real-time and assess and mitigate the impact on data providers (third parties, intermediaries and taxpayers).
  • accuracy of the calculation; to study how liability can be calculated accurately, including the reconciliation of allowances, rebates, dividends, etc. and expenses. It will also examine how best to reconcile multiple and seasonal/fluctuating incomes
  • customer barriers and support; This topic examines what the customer experience with annual calculation will look like and potential barriers to its use, such as: B. digital exclusion. It examines how barriers can be broken down and how customers can best be supported to use the system easily and efficiently
  • Interaction with other programs; This topic examines how the year-to-date calculation aligns with or affects broader government services and policies such as universal credit, government grants, tax digitization, COVID reimbursement, etc

Second phase – timely development of payment policy

The second phase addresses broader issues for the timely development of payment policies. It should be noted that the two phases are inseparable and the external working group on timely payment will work iteratively as the development and results of the proof-of-concept calculation throughout the year will support the sequencing and prioritization of the issues. The following are initial issues that the external working group on timely payments should consider:

  • cash circulation; Assess the impact on different business sectors (including examining industry-specific influences, e.g. seasonal workers)
  • administrative burden; Assessment of administrative burdens in various business areas, including represented and unrepresented companies
  • vulnerable taxpayers; Assessing unique challenges such as interaction with DWP and the benefits system, digital exclusion, etc.
  • a flexible on-time payment model; Assess the challenges of a unified approach to on-time payments and whether a more flexible system would be more appropriate (although this may introduce additional complexity)

structure and frequency

The external timely payment working group/subgroup meetings are held prior to any major learning or decision point for proof-of-concept design and delivery in the year to maximize opportunities for co-creation while minimizing the additional burden of stakeholders’ time ; We assume that this will be the case at least every 3 months.
Given the broad scope of on-time payment, and to ensure that expertise is used as efficiently as possible across the group, sub-groups are formed to work on specific issues or challenges in detail.

Establishing subgroups is an iterative process and reflects policy or system requirements as timely payment is developed. External Working Group on Timely Payment decides and agrees on sub-groups together, including defining goals and membership; The secretariat will draft terms of reference for each sub-group, which will be approved by the working group.

meet logistics

External Working Group Timely Payment:

  • Chair: The external working group on timely payment is chaired by a senior official HMRC
  • Secretariat: a secretariat will be provided by HMRC timely payment team
  • Documents: Documents and agendas will be sent at least 3 working days before the meeting. The secretariat notes discussions and actions and makes a selection available to all members


  • Chair: Each sub-group is chaired by a representative HMRC
  • Secretariat: a secretariat will be provided by HMRC Timely payments team
  • Documents: Documents and agenda will be sent at least 3 working days before the meeting. The secretariat notes discussions and actions and makes a selection available to all members

accountability and conduct

Accountability and Conduct:

  • To support the goal of open discussion and to facilitate collaboration, our discussion is underpinned by the principles of the Chatham House Rule, as explained in more detail on the Chatham House website
  • Where necessary, some contributions to the external Timely Payment Working Group and subgroups are kept strictly confidential to protect integrity HMRC and other systems of government. If necessary, this will be determined at the beginning of the session
  • participants in the external working group on timely payment can use the information gained from the discussions for internal research and policy development purposes
  • neither does the preparation of meeting reports HMRC, HMTnor will working group participants attribute comments or viewpoints to individual members of the external timely payment working group or its subgroups without first obtaining their permission
  • HMRC do not conclude any commercial agreements with the participants. All commercial tenders are carried out according to the existing rules and laws


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InstaForex Loprais Team debuts in Dakar 2022 game Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:06:51 +0000

The Office: Somehow we manage offers players the opportunity to immerse themselves in iconic moments from the series and connect with their favorite characters like never before,” said Darcy Taylor , Chairman of the Board of ESGG. “Fans of The office will absolutely feel the nostalgia from this new game.”

The Office: Somehow we manage reimagines the cast as living, animated characters for the first time, bringing with them a fresh new experience The office fans everywhere,” said Jim Molinets , SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “The game immerses players in familiar and hilarious episodes that have resonated with so many over the years and lets them spend even more time with their favorite Dundler Mifflin associates.”

The Office: Somehow we manage will allow fans to relive unforgettable moments from the show like they’ve never seen them before – animated as they work their way to earn wins to save the Scranton branch from downsizing. This narrative idle tapper offers accessible gameplay for all types of gamers, giving players the chance to unlock and level up iconic characters and their desks while also participating in monthly special events for additional in-game rewards.


Tap, upgrade and build desks for favorite characters from the hit NBC comedy The office including Prison Mike, Farmer Dwight, Pretzel Day Stanley and of course Three Hole Punch Jim, all appearing in animated form for the first time.

Click through memorable episodes like The Dundies and Dinner Party in this free-to-play game. Take a seat in Michael’s office, line up for Pretzel Day, or spend the weekend at Schrute Farms. Oh, and look out for Kevin’s famous chili! Additional episodes from all nine seasons of the show will be added to the game on a regular basis.

In-game events will introduce new versions of characters and more memorable moments, along with weekly and monthly special events inspired by elements from the show.

Manage Dunder Mifflin Scranton with help from the whole industry! Get new leads and get tapping as the in-game rewards roll in. Just make sure Michael doesn’t spend the surplus on a new plasma TV!

Players can now manage the world’s top medium-sized regional paper company branch The Office: Somehow we manage now available for iOS and Android.

Artwork for the game, including key graphics and logos, can be found online press kit .


East Side Games Group (formerly LEAF Mobile Inc.) is a leading free-to-play mobile games group that creates engaging games that create lasting player loyalty. The corporate culture of our studio groups is anchored in creativity, execution and growth through the licensing of our proprietary Game Kit software platform, which enables professional game developers to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of game development in addition to organic growth through a diverse portfolio of original and licensed mobile IP games , which include: Archer: Danger Phone, Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, Cheech & Chong Bud farm The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s, It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile and Trailer Park Boys Grea$y Money , RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar and T The Office: Somehow we manage .

We are headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and our games are available worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. For more information, see: and join our online communities LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook and Instagram .

Additional information about the company, under its legal name LEAF Mobile Inc., continues to be available at .


Produced by Universal Television in association with Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions, The office is a groundbreaking mockumentary television series that follows the daily lives of the employees of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, a fictional paper company. All nine seasons of the Emmy®-winning series are available exclusively from Peacock.


Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming service. Peacock offers a world-class roster of exclusive originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, and critically acclaimed films from the archives of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination, and Hollywood’s largest studios. In addition, Peacock leverages NBCUniversal’s unmatched ability to deliver a diverse array of compelling timely content across news, sports, late night, Spanish and reality. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


Universal’s Games and Digital Platforms group leverages NBCUniversal’s vast portfolio of intellectual property and characters. Games and Digital Platforms Group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development tasked with expanding the company’s intellectual property rights, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content and consumer experiences worldwide. The company’s extensive portfolio includes assets created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. .

Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements that reflect management’s expectations regarding the proposed transactions described herein. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including statements about beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements. There can be no assurance that the events anticipated in the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they occur, what benefits the Company will derive. These forward-looking statements reflect management’s current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including factors beyond the Company’s control. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release.

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The Market Herald’s The Power Play publishes new interviews with Empower Clinics, Metallic Minerals, Power Metals, Ucore Rare Metals, Big Ridge Gold Corp and Sitka Gold Wed, 27 Apr 2022 20:54:24 +0000

The Market Herald’s The Power Play has announced the release of new interviews with Empower Clinics, Metallic Minerals, Power Metals, Ucore Rare Metals, Big Ridge Gold Corp and Sitka Gold on their latest news

The Market Herald’s The Power Play gives investors a quick look at what they need to know about the company’s latest press release through exclusive insights and interviews with company executives.

Medisure, a subsidiary of Empower Clinics (CSE:CBDT), launches Health Canada-approved vitamin D testing kit

Medisure, a subsidiary of Empower Clinics (CBDT), has announced the launch of the Vitamin D Rapid Test Kit. The MediSure® Vitamin D Rapid Test Kits will be available in local PharmaChoice® pharmacies across the country beginning in May. Chairman & CEO Steven McAuley sat down with Shoran Devi to discuss the news.

For the full interview with Steven McAuley and to find out more about what’s new from Empower Clinics, click here.

Metallic Minerals (TSXV:MMG) announces mineral resource estimate for the La Plata project

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Metallic Minerals (MMG) has announced its first National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate for the La Plata project in Colorado. The Company acquired the project in 2019 and has prepared a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate that is 115.7 million tonnes. The 2022 resource estimate is based on 56 diamond core drill holes totaling 15,200 metres. President Scott Prestel sat down with Shoran Devi to discuss the news.

For the full interview with Scott Prestel and to find out more about what’s new from Metallic Minerals, click here.

Power Metals (TSXV:PWM) is preparing an Advanced Exploration Permit for its Case Lake property

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Power Metals (PWM) is preparing to acquire an advanced exploration permit for its Case Lake property in northeastern Ontario. The requirements will be completed concurrently with an upcoming 5,000 meter drill program at Case Lake. Power Metals Chairman and Director Johnathan More sat down with Shoran Devi to discuss the news.

For the full interview with Johnathan More and to find out more about Power Metals news, click here.

Ucore Rare Metals (TSXV:UCU) Announces Independent Evaluation of RapidSX Rare Earth Separation Technology

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Ucore Rare Metals (UCU) has announced positive conclusions from a third party technical review of RapidSX™ technology. The review was commissioned by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to conduct a technical review of RapidSX™ technology. The evaluation supports the economic advantages of RapidSX over traditional solvent extraction. CEO Pat Ryan sat down with Shoran Devi to discuss the assessment’s findings.

For the full interview with Pat Ryan and to find out more about Ucore Rare Metals news, click here.

Big Ridge Gold Corp. (TSXV: BRAU) announces additional results from the Phase 1 drill program at Hope Brook

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Big Ridge has announced additional diamond drill results from its 25,000 meter Phase I exploration drill program at the Hope Brook Gold Project. 100 percent of the drill results received to date have intersected gold mineralization. The Hope Brook Gold Project is an advanced stage, high grade gold project in Newfoundland. President & CEO Mike Bandrowski sat down with Shoran Devi to discuss the results.

For the full interview with Mike Bandrowski and to find out more about Big Ridge Gold news, click here.

Sitka (CSE:SIG) intercepts increased gold values ​​in the Yukon

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Sitka (SIG) has released winter 2022 exploration results from the RC Gold Project in the Yukon. Hole DDRCCC-22-022 intersected 273m @ 0.52 g/t gold from 46m to 319m. Assay results for three holes are pending. The Company plans an additional 9,000 meters of drilling during its spring-summer program. President and Director Don Penner sat down with Shoran Devi to discuss the results.

For the full interview with Don Penner and to find out more about what’s new at Sitka Gold, click here.

Interviews for The Power Play by The Market Herald are published daily. To learn more about the companies featured in The Power Play or to explore our other interviews, visit The Market Herald’s The Power Play.

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Drew Action Scholars tackle big problems Tue, 26 Apr 2022 06:14:57 +0000

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Drew Action Scholars tackle big problems

At the annual Town Hall event, freshmen present plans, actions, and approaches to important issues

April 2022 – Drew University Action Scholars explore real-world problems and solutions in the classroom and through their volunteer work. First-year Action Grantees had the opportunity to present key challenges and facilitate dialogue during their annual Town Hall event.

Preparing for City Hall is a year-long process. Students research best practices; consult relevant public and community groups, clients, customers or other stakeholders; develop an action plan; and take action based on that plan.

Students showcase themselves in the three pillars of Drew Action Scholar engagement: Community, Innovation, and Global Impact.

Eleven groups presented themselves in the last town hall. Here is a selection of how Drew’s Action Scholars put their knowledge into action.

Behind the Athlete: Let’s talk mental health
Camryn Brown
Amira Mutakabbir
Assata Mutakabbir
Nzingha Mutakabbir

Research shows that 33 percent of all college students have significant symptoms of depression, anxiety, or another mental illness—yet only 10 percent of student-athletes seek help for these conditions.

The Action Scholar team, all members of Drew’s women’s fencing team, founded Behind the Athlete, a platform for action and advocacy to improve mental health awareness, services and resources at Drew.

The group conducted a survey of Drew student athletes that received extremely high response rates. Their research showed that 91.7 percent of students experienced stress caused by athletic/academic balance or pressure from the coach, and 77.5 percent of survey respondents agreed that mental health affects athletic performance.

Students are committed to open dialogue, removing stigma, and educating students about the implications and available resources related to mental health.

The group will host “Behind the Athlete,” a student-led event on campus where students can safely discuss athletics programs and support Drew student-athletes.

Her work will continue next fall through the Innovation Action Lab course. Follow them @DrewUBehindtheAthlete on Instagram for more.

Helping Future Generations: Addressing Educational Inequality in STEM
Elizabeth Blank
Eliot Franklin
Hailey Hearney
Amelia Tirey
Bridget Wilson

Students identified inequities in STEM exposure for younger children, particularly in low-income areas.

The group created a booklet in English and Spanish to introduce parents and educators to the importance of children’s STEM use by providing information on local museums and organizations as well as experiments and activities and ideas to do at home.

Many student participants shared their experiences of not being exposed to STEM in their childhood and discovering unexpected important decisions and career paths after taking a STEM-related class with Drew.

Breaking Out Women’s Edition: Women and Economic Opportunity
Elaine Hodge
Marianela Pina De La Hoz
Nancy Oliveira

56 percent of people living in poverty in the US are women. Statistically, women across all racial and ethnic groups are less financially stable than men.

The group created a newsletter, Breaking Out Women’s Edition, as a resource to empower women and provide childcare and tutoring resources and opportunities, as well as local resources that can contribute to women’s confidence and success.

In addition, Drew students will volunteer their time to provide tutoring and after-school care to working women, and they will organize family fun and game nights.

Follow her progress on Instagram at @BreakingOutWomensEdition.

A Helping Paw: Transforming the Lives of Shelter Animals
Victoria Kuenzel
Karen Quituisaca
Genevieve Sarinelli
Skyler Tanski

Through a collaboration with Animal Protection Center St. HubertStudents work to increase the adoptability of local shelter animals by socializing animals, making specialty toys, and raising awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering pets.


April 23, 2022NM fire info Sat, 23 Apr 2022 17:58:46 +0000

Type 1 team takes command tomorrow

Start date: April 22, 2022 Because: unknown Size: 4,688 hectares containment: 0%

Location: Forest Road 10 and NM Highway 4 about 7 miles east of Jemez Springs

evacuations: Sandoval County issued evacuation orders for the Sierra de Los Pinos and other communities near the Cerro Pelado fire. The Jemez Mountain Baptist Church on NM Highway 126 serves as the evacuation center. Expo New Mexico at the NM State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque is available for livestock. The Sandoval County Fire Department and Emergency Management will provide updated evacuation information as needed.

Closings: NM State Police have closed NM Highway 4 from the intersection with NM 126 east to Los Alamos. A Temporary Restriction on Flights (TFR) will be implemented throughout the fire area, which will include unmanned aircraft or drones. Further closures are under discussion.

Resources: Approximately 30 staff are on site with local district resources, La Cueva volunteers, 7 engines and 2 water tankers. The Southern Area Red Type 1 Incident Management Team under Incident Commander Steve Parrish will assume command of the Cerro Pelado Fire at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday, April 24

Weather: There is a red flag warning today with mainly westerly winds then turning north-northwest later in the day with speeds of 20-25mph and gusts in excess of 40mph. Southwest winds will increase sharply to 20-30 mph midday through afternoon with gusts from the west upwards of 40 mph. Expect widespread wind gusts throughout the day.

Fuels and fire behaviour: Conditions in the forest are extremely dry with high fire hazards and abundant fuel availability. The Cerro Pelado Fire burns in steep, rocky terrain with heavy fuel loads of dead and fallen wood. Ponderosa pine in the lower elevations transitions to mixed conifers in the upper elevations. The fire is near burn scars from the 2011 Las Conchas fire, the 2013 Thompson Ridge fire, and the 2017 Cajete fire, as well as forest units treated with thinning and prescribed fire.

Strategy: Firefighters are focused today on protecting homes in the Sierra de los Pinos and preventing the Cerro Pelado fire from crossing west of Forest Road (FR) 10. Crews also monitor the southern edge of the fire and are fighting some localized fires ahead of the eastern fire boundary.

Security: The health and safety of firefighters and the public always comes first.

Smoke: Smoke from the Cerro Pelado Fire is likely to be seen from NM Highway 4, US Route 550, Canon, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Sierra Los Pinos, La Cueva and San Diego Canyon. People sensitive to smoke and those with respiratory problems or heart disease are urged to take precautions. For information about air quality and how to protect your health, visit the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website online An interactive smoke map below you can zoom in on your area to see the latest smoking conditions.

Fire updates will be released on inciwebthat SFNF Facebook and Twitter, SFNF website and New Mexico Fire Information Web site.

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