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Friday, November 30, 2018

「功夫茶」加入侨胞卡特约商店

驻倍投方案图片顿台北经济文化办事处处长徐佑典夫妇(左一、左二)和功夫茶
负责人竹前佳佑(右二)、侨教中心主任欧宏伟合影
【「功夫茶」加入侨胞卡特约商店?
12月起提供消费优惠】

总部位於纽约的知名茶饮商店「功夫茶」,为响应中华民国侨务委员会发行的「侨胞卡」服务,正式加入海外特约商店的行列,将从今年12月起提供持卡人5%的消费优惠,希望能让更多侨胞乡亲感受到政府的用心与美意。

该茶饮店负责人竹前佳佑表示,「功夫茶」近年来已在麻州倍投方案图片顿华埠、市区、郊区及大型购物卖场等地开设9家营业据点,吸引许多主流社会各界人士、台湾留学生和侨胞前来消费,大家都给予相当高的评价与肯定,他说,在获知侨委会於海外发行「侨胞卡」,且在倍投方案图片顿侨教中心主任欧宏伟的鼓励下,决定从今年12月起麻州的9家茶饮店全面提供持卡人消费九五折(5off)的优惠服务。

倍投方案图片顿「功夫茶」饮料店负责人竹前佳佑(右二)在店门口张贴侨胞卡
特约商店的专用贴纸,今年12月起提供侨胞卡持卡人消费优惠。
驻倍投方案图片顿台北经济文化办事处处长徐佑典表示,「功夫茶」是倍投方案图片顿地区知名的茶饮店,台式的珍珠奶茶和店内的冷热饮品都很有特色,很高兴该公司能加入侨胞卡海外特约商店的行列,希望未来有更多侨台商业者共襄盛举。

驻倍投方案图片顿台北经济文化办事处处长徐佑典夫妇(左起)和功夫茶
负责人竹前佳佑Allston店店长、侨教中心主任欧宏伟合影。
欧宏伟主任说,目前已加入倍投方案图片顿地区侨胞卡特约商店的业者,包括有倍投方案图片顿和昆西市的「龙凤大酒楼」、牛顿市的「珠妈厨房」、摩顿市的「一品香」、麻州西部春田市的「Ginger Blossom」和佛蒙特州南伯灵顿市的「Zen Garden」,都已提供持卡人消费优惠,「功夫茶」是倍投方案图片顿地区第六家特约商店,而且有9家营业据点,很感谢竹前佳佑的支持。(图与文:倍投方案图片顿侨教中心提供)



Minority Business Development Agency Awards $1.8 Million To Tackle Opportunity Gaps

Minority Business Development Agency Awards $1.8 Million To Tackle Opportunity Gaps

WASHINGTON (November 30, 2018) – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is announcing the five organizations that received grant funds to support three MBDA initiatives – Access to Capital, Research, and Sustainable Business Models. The call for proposals under each initiative sought solutions for constraints, disparities, and opportunity gaps that impact a minority business enterprises’ (MBEs) ability to build scale and capacity and ensure business sustainability.
“MBDA is focused on creating new opportunities for minority-owned businesses,” said MBDA National Director Henry Childs, II. “Providing greater access to financial resources, data analytics, and world-class business models will help companies grow to scale and remain competitive in the global marketplace.”
The grant recipients include:
Access to Capital:
  • Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation?($400,000) to facilitate MBEs receiving equal opportunity to participate in the opportunity zones provisions.
  • National Association of Investment Companies, Inc.?($350,000) to provide diverse investment managers innovative and proven methods for greater exposure to increase the likelihood of MBE firms receiving capital from public and private institutions.
  • The Enterprise Center?($500,000) to introduce new financing and investment models and provide patient growth capital to help MBEs hire more local employees and build their businesses to be more stable, competitive, and profitable for the long term.
Research:
  • Research Foundation of the City University of New York?($200,000) to create an interactive visual database that maps the journey of minority entrepreneurs from inception to funding.
Sustainable Business Model:
  • Metropolitan Economic Development Association?($382,896) to develop a playbook for developing sustainable revenue generation for other minority development organizations with a focus on merger and acquisition consulting, accounting services, and loan servicing.
These programs are part of the 2018 MBDA Broad Agency Announcement, a new initiative this year. More than $13 million was awarded for 35 projects focused on Department of Commerce and MBDA priorities from resources that increase disaster preparedness and relief to programs that increase access to capital. For a full listing of MBDA’s 2018 grant awards, visit?www.mbda.gov/news.

美国116届国会将共有20名亚裔国会议员


CAPAC Applauds Historic Asian Pacific American Representation in the 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 116th Congress will bring tremendous milestones for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including a record number of AAPI Members of Congress and the inclusion of an Asian American Member in House Leadership. Earlier today, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Member Ted Lieu (CA-44) was elected to House Leadership as a Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair. In this role, Lieu will help guide messaging strategy for the entire House Democratic Caucus and will be the only Asian American Member in House Leadership. Next Congress will also bring three new AAPI Members to the U.S. House of Representatives, including Representative-Elects Andy Kim (NJ-03), Michael San Nicolas (Guam), and T.J. Cox (CA-21). CAPAC Chairwoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:

“Since its founding in 1994, CAPAC has always strived to ensure that diverse voices are represented in the halls of Congress, and we are thrilled that the American people voted overwhelmingly to elect candidates who better reflect the diversity of our nation. As a result, the 116th Congress will be the most diverse in history and will include a record 20 Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress. Earlier today, House Democrats also voted to elect Congressman Ted Lieu as a Democratic Policy and Communications Committee co-chair. With these victories, CAPAC will have its highest AAPI membership in history and an important seat at the table within House Leadership.

“I want to congratulate Congressman Ted Lieu on his well-deserved victory and welcome our newly elected AAPI Members, Andy Kim, T.J. Cox, and Michael San Nicolas. I look forward to working with all of my colleagues to continue to strengthen our nation and move our country forward.”

刘云平获选为众议院民主党政策及通讯委员会共同主席


REP LIEU STATEMENT ON BEING ELECTED TO HOUSE LEADERSHIP AS A DPCC CO-CHAIR
WASHINGTON -?Today, Congressman Ted. W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after his Democratic colleagues elected him to House Leadership as a Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair. As DPCC Co-Chair, Rep. Lieu will help guide messaging strategy for the House Democratic Caucus. Rep Lieu received the highest amount of votes for DPCC Co-Chair and is the only Asian American Member and only veteran in House Democratic Leadership.
“Thank you to my colleagues for electing me to House Democratic Leadership as a DPCC co-chair. I am honored to join David Cicilline, Debbie Dingell, and Matt Cartwright in shaping Democrats’ bold and inclusive messaging to move America forward.
Democrats made history in 2018 by winning the largest popular vote margin in a midterm in recent U.S. history. We’re ushering in the most diverse, dynamic and enthusiastic caucus we’ve ever had. It’s an exhilarating time to be in the House and I’m honored to have a leadership role.
Starting in January, the majority House Democratic Caucus will endeavor to stop any harmful policies of the Trump Administration and Republicans; work on a bipartisan basis to advance positive legislation to move our country forward; and execute our oversight responsibilities. I look forward to collaborating with my Democratic colleagues in the 116th Congress."

Thursday, November 29, 2018

MASSACHUSETTS STATE TROOPER PLEADS GUILTY IN OVERTIME ABUSE INVESTIGATION


MASSACHUSETTS STATE TROOPER PLEADS GUILTY
IN OVERTIME ABUSE INVESTIGATION

BOSTON – A retired Massachusetts State Police Trooper pleaded guilty today to collecting over $29,000 in overtime pay that he did not work.

Paul Cesan, 50, of Southwick, who was previously arrested and charged on June 27, 2018, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for March 12, 2019.

??????????? Cesan was a Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Trooper assigned to Troop E, which was responsible for enforcing criminal and traffic regulations along the Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstate I-90. In 2016, Cesan earned $163,533, which included approximately $50,866 in overtime pay.?

??????????? Cesan was paid for overtime shifts that he did not work at all or from which he left early. Cesan concealed his fraud by submitting fraudulent citations designed to create the appearance that he had worked overtime hours that he had not, and falsely claimed in MSP paperwork and payroll entries that he had worked the entirety of his overtime shifts.

??????????? Cesan has admitted collecting $29,287 for overtime hours that he did not work.?

??????????? The overtime in question involved the Accident and Injury Reduction Effort program (AIRE) and the “X-Team” initiative, which were intended to reduce accidents, crashes, and injuries on I-90 through an enhanced presence of MSP Troopers who were to target vehicles traveling at excessive speeds.?

??????????? In 2016, MSP received annual benefits from the U.S. Department of Transportation in excess of $10,000, which were funded pursuant to numerous federal grants.
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??????????? Cesan is the fourth Trooper to plead guilty as a result of the ongoing investigation. On July 2, 2018, former Trooper Gregory Raftery, 47, of Westwood, pleaded guilty, on Sept. 14, 2018, suspended Trooper Kevin Sweeney, 40, of Braintree, pleaded guilty, and on Oct. 11, 2018, suspended Trooper Gary Herman, 45, of Chester, pleaded guilty. Three others have been charged: former Lieutenant David Wilson, 57, of Charlton; retired Trooper Daren DeJong, 56, of Uxbridge; and suspended Trooper Eric Chin.?????

Pursuant to the plea agreement, the government will recommend a sentence of between 10 and 16 months in prison. The charge of theft of government funds provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.???

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Douglas Shoemaker, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dustin Chao and Mark Grady of Lelling’s Public Corruption Unit are prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the court documents are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

波城经文处旧友 今皆台湾高官

倍投方案图片顿牙医师阮浩銮(右三,左二)夫妇和历任倍投方案图片顿经文处处长,副处长,返台後高升的赖铭琪(左起),李大维,陈铭俊,以及陈佩玲。
? ? ? ? ? ??(Boston Orange 周菊子报导) 倍投方案图片顿是福地,奉调回台的经文处官员,几乎都步步高升,也都和倍投方案图片顿人保持友谊。倍投方案图片顿剑虹体育会创办人之一的阮浩銮最近赴台探访,1128日传回如今全为高官的三名波城旧友消息。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?半年前刚调回台湾的倍投方案图片顿经文处前处长赖铭琪,前副处长陈铭俊,以及廿多年前驻倍投方案图片顿的前经文处处长李大维。
???????赖铭琪在5月回台前,已知预定出任外交部非政府组织国际事务会执行长。回台上任後,又立即於615日率领9个台湾NGO来到美国华府,参加美国国际志工行动协会年会,并积极促进美国和台湾非政府组织之间的交流,合作。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?陈铭俊返台前,十分不舍倍投方案图片顿,在许多侨团送别聚会中,离情依依,留下许多感人画面。那时候,没人知道他回台後,何去何从。但他的曾经留学日本,获有博士学位,具备语言天分等优点,显然受到注意。波克莱台湾商会顾问游胜雄早前为他在台湾设立的奖学金发消息时,率先透露了陈铭俊出任总统府机要室主任,1128日,阮浩銮的返台探访,再为波城人带来他的近影。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?李大维回台後,历任北美司司长,驻美国,澳洲,欧盟,加拿大等国家、地区的代表(大使),还在2010年时被加拿大渥太华外交政策期刊大使馆选为最具影响力大使2名。
??????????? 20182月,赖清德接行政院长一职後改组内阁,李大维也从外交部部长一职调任国家安全会议秘书长。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?数起来,曾经在倍投方案图片顿待过,然後担任国家安全会议秘书长的人,至少有三个,另外两个,一个是在李大维之前担任驻倍投方案图片顿经文处处长的张文忠,另一个是曾在倍投方案图片顿做哈佛大学访问学者的前大使胡为真。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?当年和李大维一起成功推动倍投方案图片顿,台北缔结姊妹市关系的牙医师阮浩銮,1128日在台北晶华酒店和李大维,赖铭琪,陈铭俊等人共进午餐。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?席间,他们畅谈旧事,包括携手促成倍投方案图片顿、台北的姊妹市关系,在华埠牌楼重建铜碑,赞助北美华人排球邀请赛,祖辈支持孙中山的历史,李大维和当年的倍投方案图片顿市长万宁诺(Tom Menino),市议会议长金凯利(Jim Kerry)的交情,为经文处和倍投方案图片顿市府关系奠定基础,也怀想已辞世的黄述沾,胡国新在担任纽英仑中华公所主席期间,是多麽忠贞的中华民国之友。

Sunday, November 25, 2018

倍投方案图片顿华埠社区议会改选 225人投票 7名议员同额当选

选举结束後,部分议员合影。前左起,陈文浩,梅伍银宽,梅丽梨,
李有香,陈灼鋆,後排左起,李洪文,雷国辉。(梅氏公所提供)


?????????????? (Boston Orange 周菊子整理报导) 倍投方案图片顿华埠/南湾社区议会 (CNC)的年度改选,甫於今(25)5点结束,共有225人出席投票,7名候选人同额当选。
?????????????? 选举结果,竞选连任,以居民身分参选的纽英仑梅氏公所主席梅丽梨,以最高票数当选,共得200票。
梅氏公所成员出席投票,支持公所主席梅丽梨竞选连任。(梅氏公所提供)
?????????????? 根据倍投方案图片顿华埠社区议会的开票结果,各类别候选人及得票数依序为,居民类,梅丽梨200票,李有香149票,伍嘉辉130票。机构类,雷国辉得182票。其他类,周庆玲146票,张良125票,商户类,周树昂145票。
?????????????? 梅氏公所成员为支持梅丽梨,成群结伴的出席投票,其中甚至包括梅炳钿,梅伍银宽,梅国治,梅宇国,梅凯生,梅少彬等该公所多名历届主席。
?????????????? 改选尘埃落定後,共有21名议员的倍投方案图片顿华埠社区议会,将於新年度首次出现夫妻档。已在位多年的李洪文和在华人医务中心服务的新科议员周庆玲这对夫妇,将同台议事。
?????????????? 在新当选的7名议员之外,将继续服务的其他14名议员为余丽媖,曾雪清,阮鸿灿,黄竞雄,游诚康,梅沛杰,梅伍银宽,陈文浩,陈灼鋆,李洪文,陈鲁诚,司徒文信,John Leung,邝炎彬。
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?倍投方案图片顿华埠社区议会的下一次会议,将於12月17日晚在纽英仑中华公所会议厅举行。


小心诈骗 微信语音也能克隆


?????????????? (Boston Orange 综合报导) 微信语音现在也能克隆,收到亲朋好友微信语音要求借钱、转帐,千万别轻易相信,最好另以电话或互动视频核实。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?中国科协科普工作官方微平台在1125日发布紧急提醒文稿,指出微信新骗局:连微信语音都能克隆!已有多人中招。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?网易视频的一段社会透明度” (https://3g.163.com/v/video/VM0FHST64.html),也提示耳听不为实,微信语音能克隆
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?倍投方案图片顿华商会获悉此事後,也转发网易视频,提醒会员,亲友,小心山寨微信语音克隆可能诈欺。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?近年来诈骗案层出不穷,向接电话者冒充中领馆人员,家人,同学,好友,编造各种理由来骗钱的事,似乎还没退流行,仍不断有人被骗之际,早从2015年起就发生过的微信克隆诈骗,在今年2月又被阿里安全实验室指出微信克隆漏洞,坏人只要发一条消息,就可完整克隆受害者的微信帐号,并实现微信钱包支付和窃取隐私信息的操控。
腾讯在接获阿里安全猎户座实验室和潘多拉实验室通知後,立即紧急发布了6.6.3版本,呼吁用户更新。
不过,後来发生的微信诈骗,竟是因为微信语音被克隆了。受骗者听到自己熟悉的亲友声音,又有着微信语音无法复制,转传的印象,於是上当了。
网上已出现多宗微信语音诈骗个案,包括一名赵姓女子,从微信语音中听到爸爸的声音,要求转帐,以便在超市购物,不疑有他,就立即转帐二百元,回到家和爸爸谈起,才知道受骗了。一名沧州王姓女士则是经由语音,认为确实是同学,借的钱又不多,就被骗了。
人民日报在关於董女士被假的父亲语音所骗这则文稿中指出,有媒体调查发现,网上流传有不少被称为多开唯信增强版微信的软件,付费後就能解锁这些语音信息转发一键克隆朋友圈等用於犯罪的功能,甚至不用添加好友,也能克隆。
人民日报说腾讯的工作人员表示,这些声称可转发语音的软件,都是微信的外挂软件,不但侵犯微信的软件着作权,也藏有木马等安全风险。网上流行的山寨版微信,功能强大,危险性更大。
相关单位提醒微信防范诈骗,遇有借钱等事宜,最好透过电话等其他方式确认,另外应养成设置好友备注的习惯,以辨别克隆好友,还要避免QQ和微信互相关联,一旦发现微信帐号被盗,要及时冻结(winxin110.qq.com),并通知其他好友别上当。

Thursday, November 22, 2018

倍投方案图片顿正体汉字文化节 鼓励多管道学习

倍投方案图片顿侨教中心主任欧宏伟和陈燕贞会长(右二)3位评审,冯文鸾
(右一)、吴萍萍(左二)、陈盈静(左一)合照留念。(侨教中心提供)


(Boston Orange) 1117日在倍投方案图片顿侨教中心举行的2018年「倍投方案图片顿地区正体汉字文化节」,共有10余所中文学校,200多名学生参加。正体字抄写比赛中、高年级组,勒星顿中文学校学生第一名,低年级组文诚及牛顿中文学校第一名。
今年的「倍投方案图片顿地区正体汉字文化节」系列活动,由中华民国侨务委员会赞助,新英格兰中文学校协会主办,有正体字抄写比赛及朗诵比赛,希望透过多元有趣方式,提高学生学习正体中文的兴趣。
新英格兰中文学协会会长陈燕贞颁发奖状给获得优胜的学生,
并合影留念。(侨教中心提供)
倍投方案图片顿侨教中心主任欧宏伟在会中致词,感谢新英格兰中文学校协会会长陈燕贞长期致力推广正体汉字,发扬中华文化。他也赞许参赛学生的努力,特别强调参赛就已经优秀,所有学生都是优胜者。
活动中的朗诵比赛以指定题目方式进行,低年级组朗读《小元元 做汤圆》,中年级组朗读名作《念奴》,高年组朗读余光中江湖》。每名参赛学生朗读时都声情并茂、十分动听,评委老师和观众纷纷报以热烈掌声。
正体字抄写比赛部分,勒星顿中文学校参赛学生分别获得中年级及高年级组的第一名,文诚中文学校和牛顿中文学校的同学,得到低年级组第一名。

倍投方案图片顿华埠社区议会2018年订11月25日改选 7议员将同额当选

倍投方案图片顿华埠社区议会2017年议员,前排左起,梅伍银宽,李丽嫦,陈鲁诚,後排左起,雷国辉,游诚康,黄竞雄,余丽媖,陈文浩,陈灼鋆,李洪文,周树昂,梅丽哩,梅沛杰。(周菊子摄,档案照片)




? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?(Boston Orange 周菊子整理报导) 倍投方案图片顿/南湾华埠社区议会 (CNC)将於1125(周日)办理年度议员改选。由於应选7人,而参选人数也是7名,无论投票结果如何,都将同额当选。
凡年满16岁,住在麻州的华人,1125日当天的早上9点至下午5点,都可到倍投方案图片顿华埠,夏利臣街(Harrison Ave.)的桑坦德银行(Santander)投票。
??????????? 根据华埠社区议会印制的选票样本,七名候选人分别为居民类的李有香,梅丽梨,伍嘉辉,机构类的雷国辉,其他类的周庆玲,张良,以及商户类的周树昂。
??????????? 其中的李有香,梅丽梨,雷国辉,周树昂为竞选连任,伍嘉辉,周庆玲及张良为新人。
任期届满不再竞选连任的议员有四人,分别为Raymond Ptau、李丽嫦及陈伟民,以及邝炎彬。
华埠社区议会成立於1980年代,是一个倍投方案图片顿市政府认可,已有三十多年历史的社区组织,共有机构,商户,组织,居民及其他等5个类别的议员共21人,每年改选7人,各自任期3年,每年一月改选下一届议会主席。?
2015年有八名议员同额当选,分别为雷国辉,周树昂,李有香,李丽嫦,陈伟民,其他类的梅丽梨,居民类的Raymond Ptay,商户类邝炎彬。
2016年当选的七名议员为团体类的余丽媖,邝炎彬,机构类的曾雪清,其他类的阮鸿灿,居民类的黄竞雄,游诚康,商户类的梅沛杰。
2017年当选的七名议员为当年竞选连任的梅伍银宽,陈文浩,陈灼鋆,李洪文,陈鲁,以及倍投方案图片顿华埠退伍军人会前会长司徒文信,塔芙茨医疗中心医师John Leung
华埠社区议会的议员改选,今年将是第四度同额当选。华埠社区议会如何加强和华埠社区民众及机构的互动,提高民众关心,参与意愿,将是倍投方案图片顿华埠社区议会新年度的一大挑战。

海外华人企业家联合会第19届年会 从中美贸易战谈起

海外华人企业家联合会举行第19届年会。(周菊子摄)
(Boston Orange 周菊子倍投方案图片顿综合报导) 海外华人企业家联合会(OCEAN)日前在达娜法伯癌症研究所(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)举行第19届年会,并以潮起潮落,华人创业与之共舞为主题,安排七场嘉宾演讲,彰显隆重。
海外华人企业家联合会主席卢山谈中国疫苗事件。(周菊子摄)
会议开场先由新接主席职位的麻州大学医学院教授卢山,和该会顾问,金门超市总经理胡运炤博士一起,颁发顾问证书给曾任该会主席的倍投方案图片顿应用科技及IOptron等公司创办人蒋华。卸任主席苏壮因人在中国,当天未克出席。? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??2016年当选会长并连任迄今的会场杨洪芳和该会企业管理培训班讲师,麻州大学市场行销学教授刘瑞明分别主持当天的七场讲座。
杨洪芳主持的上半场讲座,有易联资本创始人兼CEO侯玉东谈中美贸易之争下的创业环境,曾是OCEAN企管班学员的建筑弱电系统工程公司创办人暨总裁杜坚谈跨界创业的生存策略2016年才获得国家过敏和传染病研究所1700余万元拨款,带队在人体上做第二期爱滋病疫苗研究的麻州大学医学院教授卢山谈中国疫苗事件及其影响
海外华人企业家联合会会长杨洪芳主持第19届年会。(周菊子摄)
刘瑞明主持的下半场讲座,有移民律师余辉谈时代工作及移民签证的变化及其对创业的影响,中关村倍投方案图片顿区块链创新中心总监蒋红波谈区块练技术和家密经济的炒作和真相,美国普克药业创办人暨执行长郭大海谈01,建立一个世界级的制药企业,以及根据OCEAN年会场刊英文部分介绍,在美国的Pan Pacific Holdings GroupMiami Palm Investment Group担任执行主管,个人拥有71.4亿美元基金的万颖谈数字化欧洲-艺术品或壁画重塑欧洲文明价值
易联资本创始人兼CEO侯玉东谈中美贸易之争下的创业环境”。
(周菊子摄)
侯玉东在会中指出,中美贸易战有如下围棋,会影响未来廿,三十年的全球政治,经济格局。由於贸易战背後是金融,和政府财政赤字,债务危机,外汇储备不足,本国货币大幅贬值等,都会是导致经济危机的因素。他指出,在创业投资上,中美两国的创投资金及私募基金投资最多的领域是消费服务,科技,生物技术及医疗健康等。前几年的创投资金投资热点是虚拟现实和人工智慧,2018年则是区块链和网路安全。生物技术领域则是一直都很热,美国每年大概有800家生物科技企业需要融资,中国估计有2000家。
建筑弱电系统工程公司创办人暨总裁杜坚谈跨界创业的
生存策略
”。
(周菊子摄)
杜坚指出,企业执行长最重要的两个任务是争取销售更多,营利更高的企业成长,以及聘用并保持一个有竞争力的团队。他自己当初创业就因此从技术导向转为服务导向的企业模式。他还以自己的亲身经验提醒创业者,要从开始就注意让利促销,为他人着想,与人合作时,要有专业精神,坚守诚信,不要嫌起点低,要放长眼光,做好风控。
海外华人企业家联合会举行第19届年会出席踊跃。(周菊子摄)
卢山从2018年的长生生物科技违规生产冻乾人用狂犬病疫苗说起,指中国药企近年发展迅速,其中利润增长最快的是疫苗和化学原料药,疫苗相关弊案也从2010年中国经济时报报导的山西疫苗乱象调查开始,一而再,再而三的发生。这类消息以往因为不要妖魔化国产企业的要求,并未广泛传播,但新媒体崛起後,以兽爷为名的自媒体一篇 疫苗之王长文,引发连锁反应,连中国中央政府都出面关注。本身是疫苗专家的卢山,在讲谈中还特地比较了中美疫苗事件的处理及管理。
演讲部分结束後,OCEAN还把演讲会场改成晚宴会场,邀出席者聚餐,欣赏小提琴演奏,OCEAN会员演唱歌剧等等表演。刘瑞明会後还填词一首满庭芳,聊以志庆。
2017107日在哈佛医学院举办年会,2018331日在麻州屋本市West Cummings Park举办换届选举及春季讲座,20181110日在达娜法伯癌症研究所举办年会。查询OCEAN概况,可上官网http://www.oceanusa.org。(图片已於11月16日发表)


麻州开始合法卖大麻 两家店首日营业额44万元


(Boston Orange 编译) 麻州合法销售大麻的第一天,2家店就卖出44万元。
麻州大麻控制委员会(Cannabis Control Commission)21日下午公布了相关数据。
2家大麻店第一天开张,卖出的货物包括大麻花,浓缩罐,预卷节,注射含有四氢大麻酚,这大麻中可提神主要成分的可食用品等等,不下10,700种。
包括来自6.25%的销售税,以及10.75%的大麻消费税,麻州政府估计可从这第一天的销售额,得到74,800元收入。
这两家大麻店所在的Leicester Northampton,各自另徵收了3%的地方销售税。
有关当局拒绝透露每家店的更详细营业收入数据,两市镇个消瘦了多少大麻,因此不得而知。
位於北安普顿(Northampton)New England Treatment Access (NETA),早前表示20日服务了2000名客户。在LeicesterCultivate则表示约有1000名客户。两家店在感恩节这天都将休业,周五再继续开门营业。
Cultivate董事长Sam Barber表示,该公司团队为销售产品已筹备两年,这首两天的销售成绩很让人欣喜。
NETA的政府事务主任Norton Arbelaez表示,真是非常非常成功的第一天,无论是销售总额,各种软体系统运作,企业流程都很顺利。
他说,空气中似乎有点魔术的味道,在正式开业的第一天,依然有人排队,但营运速度快了20%。他也透露从购买者的身分证来看,有来自康州,纽约州,佛蒙特州,甚至宾州的人。
为了合法的在麻州买大麻,有些人甚至不惜排队3个小时。

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

倍投方案图片顿市提醒市民注意风雪 安全过感恩节


Winter Preparedness Press Conference

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Utilities Will Adopt Comprehensive Pipeline Safety Management Standards

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Utilities Will Adopt Comprehensive Pipeline Safety Management Standards
Massachusetts Becomes First State in Nation to Fully Adopt Federally Recommended Management System

BOSTON?– As part of efforts to ensure the safety of the Commonwealth’s natural gas distribution system, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced that the Northeast Gas Association (NGA) has committed to adopting a Pipeline Safety Management System, the?American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Recommended Practice 1173. This marks the first time an entire state has committed to Recommend Practices 1173, which was developed in the aftermath of high-profile natural gas incidents like the San Bruno gas disaster in 2010. After the gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley on September 13th, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) requested that all natural gas companies adopt these comprehensive standards and review their safety protocols, including an examination of the feasibility of implementing a safety management system.

“Our administration is pleased that the Northeast Gas Association has complied with the DPU’s request to adopt the nation’s first statewide Pipeline Safety Management System to ensure the safety of our communities,”?said Governor Charlie Baker.?“We are proud to work with the Northeast Gas Association and its members to ensure that a culture of safety is in place at every level of utility business operations, and that the best possible policies and oversight are in place to protect public safety.”

The purpose of the Safety Management System is to help pipeline operators create a framework for developing a comprehensive, process-oriented approach to safety, emphasizing continual assessment and improvement. Backed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Safety Management System is not a singular rule or requirement, but rather a formal business approach to managing safety risks that includes a commitment from management and organizational structures, policies, and procedures. The NGA’s adoption of these standards in the Commonwealth exceed federal requirements for pipeline safety set by the NTSB and PHMSA, and this organizational change will promote increased safety by identifying and mitigating safety risks and continuously assessing processes to improve safety performance.

“One of the goals of adopting the Safety Management System is to change the culture of safety by moving away from being reactive and becoming proactive and predictive on safety issues,”?said Department of Public Utilities Chair Angela O’Connor.?“The Department of Public Utilities looks forward to working with the natural gas distribution companies to fully implement this system, and to continually reassess whether the right protocols are in place to ensure the safety of our pipeline system.”

Implementation of the Safety Management System will include safety culture training of all employees and leadership, analysis and management of pipeline safety risks, implementation of better operational controls of the pipeline system and use of contractors, development of a plan for stakeholder engagement regarding safety risks, creation of a process to investigate incidents and near-misses and implement corrective actions, development of effective emergency preparedness and response procedures, development of an oversight system to continually improve the Safety Management System, and improvement of record keeping, among other actions.

“The Northeast Gas Association, representing all the natural gas distribution companies operating in Massachusetts, wishes to convey to the Commonwealth that the natural gas distribution companies are committed to working continuously and actively to implement Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS), the ANSI/API Recommended Practice 1173, or RP 1173,”?said Northeast Gas Association President, Thomas Kiley.

The Northeast Gas Association is a regional trade association, of which all of Massachusetts’ natural gas companies (Berkshire Gas, Blackstone Gas, Columbia Gas, Eversource Energy, Liberty Utilities, National Grid, and Unitil) are members.? NGA focuses on education and training, technology research and development, operations, planning and increasing public awareness of natural gas in the Northeast United States.

In addition to Safety Management System adoption, the Baker-Polito Administration filed legislation that will ensure continued public safety by requiring natural gas work in the Commonwealth to be reviewed and approved a by a licensed professional engineer.

In an effort to promote public safety following the incident in the Merrimack Valley, the Department of Public Utilities ordered both Columbia Gas and National Grid to impose a moratorium on all work, except for emergency and compliance work, across the companies’ entire service territory. Additionally, the Department of Public Utilities recently?announced?the selection of Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, Inc. to conduct an independent statewide examination of the safety of the natural gas distribution system and the operational and maintenance functions of natural gas companies in the Commonwealth. The review is intended to assess, out of an abundance of caution, the current safety of pipeline infrastructure throughout the Commonwealth.