Significant investment commitments have been made at the Vietnam Venture Summit 2019 At last week’s Vietnam Venture Summit, Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Planning and Investment, said, “To achieve the goal of renewing the growth model based on innovation, the Vietnamese government is making strong efforts to build a number of supporting policies and complete the innovation ecosystem to create the most favourable conditions for development in the field. Three major action plans are in focus, including unblocking the financial resources for innovation activities.” The summit aimed to attract more investment from domestic and international venture capital funds into the local startup community, showing the government’s strong determination to create a knowledge-based digital economy. Concrete policies ahead Aware of the need for concrete strategies and policies to approach potential foreign investors in a more active … [Read more...] about Action plan trio to boost Innovation
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In the early morning hours Wednesday, the Colorado Senate gave the first of two votes approving a state action plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions.That gives the upper chamber two days before Friday's adjournment to get the bill to Gov. Jared Polis' desk to be signed into law.The bill, primarily, is a set of goals to reduce emissions that fuel climate change by at least 26% by 2025, at least 50% by 2030 and 90% by 2050, based on 2005 levels. Funding behavioral health is more politics than action in Colorado | INSIGHTS"The time we have to address climate change is quickly passing by," said Sen. Angela Williams, D-Denver, one of the sponsors of House Bill 1261. "There is a sense of urgency. We want to make sure our state addresses it, so that we have more clean air and climate protection."The high-priority bill for Democrats was introduced in the House by Speaker KC Becker of Boulder on March 21, and it's languished in the Senate since April 16.Becker told reporters Wednesday that … [Read more...] about Colorado Senate gives first approval to state climate action plan
PUBLISHED: 09:57 06 February 2019 | UPDATED: 09:58 06 February 2019 An action plan has been drawn up for the Egmere Business Park proposal. Picture: Ian Burt A controversial £2m business park proposal in north Norfolk may still be deliverable, after councillors met to discuss a new report. An independent review into the viability of the Egmere Business Zone was discussed by North Norfolk District councillors (NNDC) on Monday, February 4. The aim of the review, which was commissioned late last year, was to allow the council to make an informed decision about whether to proceed with the project.The business zone, near Walsingham, was previously identified as a potential area for employment growth, in particular to support the offshore wind energy sector. The Egmere Local Development Order (LDO) was adopted in August 2014 with the objective of designating land for investment by businesses in the wind energy sector with a simplified planning regime.Following the meeting, Sarah … [Read more...] about Action plan drawn up for £2m business park proposal in Norfolk
Minnesota pheasant hunters stand to lose access to 10,000 acres of private land this year because of a funding shortfall in a popular program that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is trying to bolster as it rewrites the state's Pheasant Summit Action Plan. Now four years old, the plan was close to meeting one of its goals to establish 35,000 acres of "Walk-in Access" grassland. In 2018, the program enthusiastically featured 30,000 acres of high-quality pheasant habitat, much of it in western and southwestern Minnesota. But Greg Hoch, the DNR's prairie habitat team supervisor, said a third of those grasslands can't be renewed for 2019 unless a funding gap is bridged. The walk-in program started with a $1.6 million federal grant issued under the previous Farm Bill. The Minnesota program was rolled out at a pace of 10,000 acres a year under contracts that were three years long. The first batch of contracts expired at the end of the hunting season before new grant money was … [Read more...] about Minnesota Pheasant Action Plan hits next phase with ups and downs
Claims of anti-Semitism against the leaders of Women's March Inc. have rocked the movement, with some local organizers looking to distance themselves from the group. Two of the leaders were accused of saying at a private organizing meeting that Jews bore a particular responsibility for the oppression of people of color, The New York Times andTablet magazine reported — claims both leaders have denied. The controversy has amplified recent divisions within the Women's March over the group's inclusiveness, after millions turned out worldwide for the first demonstrations in January 2017, largely in response to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Fallout from the dispute has had an impact on local women's marches across the country, which are grappling with how to respond. Adkins said the New Orleans march, which is affiliated with the national organization, had a "terrible time" fundraising since mid-November, taking in just over $600 of the roughly $8,000 to $10,000 needed … [Read more...] about Anti-Semitism claims rocked the Women’s March. Now local groups face the fallout.