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PwC's accounting and financial reporting podcast
Talking ESG: How SEC proposals may shape future reporting

PwC's accounting and financial reporting podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 46:51


In our Talking ESG podcast series, we give an end-to-end look at what it takes to build effective ESG reporting in today's environment. From investor to stakeholder expectations, from  global frameworks to data, process, and controls—there's something in it for everyone.This week Heather Horn sat down with Kyle Moffatt, PwC National Office partner, and Sheri Wyatt, a partner in PwC's ESG practice and Diversity leader for Trust Solutions, to help listeners gain a better understanding of the current landscape at the SEC related to ESG reporting and how it may affect your company.Topics include:1:30 - The latest from the SEC. We begin the conversation with an update on the SEC's new administration and proposals for new disclosures. Kyle takes listeners through what this means for issuers.6:56 - Human capital disclosures. Companies made their principles-based human capital disclosures for the first time last year. Kyle and Sheri discuss the result of those disclosures and where they see investor focus.15:30 - Climate change disclosures. Kyle and Heather discuss the SEC's continued focus on climate change-related risk disclosures. Even absent new rules on climate disclosures, there is a lot for companies to monitor in order to comply with existing guidance.20:43 - Highlights from comment letters. The SEC has released a number of comment letters around companies' human capital and climate disclosures. Kyle and Sheri help unpack these letters and give listeners a preview of how registrants are responding. 38:45 - Advice for listeners. There's some judgment to determining what's sufficient disclosure. Kyle and Sheri give their points of view on what companies should be considering in relation to their human capital and climate change disclosures.41:33 - What's coming next? Sheri and Kyle take listeners through the expected timeline for upcoming SEC rules and proposals related to ESG disclosures.Want to learn more?Listen to our previous podcast in this series Talking ESG: Demystifying the reporting landscapeSEC's Sample Letter to Companies Regarding Climate Change DisclosuresKyle Moffatt is a partner in PwC's National Office where he consults with engagement teams and audit clients on SEC reporting matters. He joined PwC in 2020 after spending almost 20 years with the SEC, most recently as Chief Accountant and Disclosure Program Director in the Division of Corporation Finance.Sheri Wyatt is a partner in PwC's sustainability practice and also serves as the diversity leader for the US Assurance line of service. She has over 20 years of experience advising companies on the adoption of new accounting and financial reporting standards, from assessing current state through operationalizing compliance with new standards and policies.Heather Horn is a Deputy Chief Accountant in PwC's National Office and leader of the thought leadership group, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC's accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 30 years of experience, Heather's accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.

Your Morning Show On-Demand
That Time Intern John Had A Huge Freudian Slip

Your Morning Show On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 99:53


Intern John might have slipped that he's bringing someone home for Thanksgiving next week! Join Intern John, Riley, and Rose as we try to pry the information out of John and figure out if there is a secret person in his life or not! Plus an all NEW round of "That's It" and your Friday Fun Facts! All that and more on Your Morning Show for today!Make sure to also keep up to date with ALL of our podcasts we do below that have new episodes every week:The Thought ShowerReally RileyLet's Get WeirdCrisis on Infinite PodcastsBlake & Erick Podcast

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
Min. says this goes 'beyond proposals of Redress Commission'

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 9:54


Roderic O'Gorman, Minister for Children, says the Government's Mother and Baby Homes redress scheme represents a significant milestone in the State's acknowledgement of its past failures.

Master the Sales Game
Do This First to Increase Your Close Ratio for Sales Proposals

Master the Sales Game

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 20:45


Have you ever sent out a proposal and then felt something like “oh my goodness, I don't even know what this person is going to respond…”? “I don't know if this is going to close.” “I don't know if I just spend one hour, five hours, 10 hours of my life, if it will be worth it.” If any of these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, if you use proposals at all in order to sell in your business, this is the episode for you. In today's episode you'll get simple strategies and tips to increase your rate of closed sales per proposal. I know it can sometimes be challenging to believe, but it beats repeating: Making money, growing your customer base and creating value for your business and for the world doesn't have to be difficult or complicated.  If you follow my strategies, you will get more closed deals, because you're going to be more judicious with your time, and gain a deeper understanding of what your proposal is designed to do for you. With that been said, let's dive in so I can share what you need to do first to increase your close ratio for sales proposals!   Biggest Takeaways: If you're selling business to business, not all B2B sales require a proposal. If you want to get your proposals accepted, you need to follow their instructions. You do not do heavy lifting with a proposal. Do NOT use a proposal in order to avoid negotiations. You are the one that actually has to actively sell. Your proposal is a part of the sales process. Think more about which direction you are leaning towards. Every step of the process is really about re-engaging, reinvigorating and re igniting the fact that you're on the same page together with your prospective client.   Highlights: How you position yourself when you are having to sell using proposals [02:50] What to do if you're selling business to business [03:48] Why your proposals do not get accepted [04:36]  1st thing to do to Increase Your Close Ratio for Sales Proposals [05:12] 2nd thing to do to Increase Your Close Ratio for Sales Proposals [06:02] 3rd thing to do to Increase Your Close Ratio for Sales Proposals [06:25] A great place to make sure that you clarify expectations [08:29] Why you need to highlight your proposals [09:18] Questions that allow you to have more certainty that the work and effort is actually going to seal the deal. [12:28] The key components that we want to get done [15:59] What to do if you need more help [19:36]  

Rise & Grind
Titans Rolling, Mike Wallace and Engagement Proposals - 11/15/21

Rise & Grind

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 92:13


On today's show: Jessica and Meghan discuss the Adele 30 performance and share their thoughts on the weekend that was in the NFL. Mike Wallace swings by to give his Mike Check Minute, discuss what's going wrong with the Grizzlies and to have a conversation about engagement proposals. The ladies also discuss the Memphis Tigers going for two, Cam Newton's return, Kendall Jenner's wedding attire and more. (start) Adele 30 (6:00) Taylor Swift All to Well (12:00) NFL talk (27:00) Mike Check Minute (28:00) Mike Wallace (41:00) Proposal stories (56:00) Cam Newton returns (1:01:00) Memphis Tigers fall to ECU (1:07:00) Memphis Tigers basketball (1:11:00) CJ corner (1:14:00) All Too Well being played in the club (1:18:00) Appropriate dress for wedding (1:23:00) Lil Nas X on Maury (1:28:00) Memphis Tigers women's soccer team gets tourney win (1:32:00) Niele Ivey gets championship net Watch LIVE at 8am, weekdays on YouTube and the Grizzlies App: bit.ly/MemGrizzApp Watch today's full show at: youtube.com/grindcitymedia

Talkback
Reports of British government proposals for an official Troubles record

Talkback

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 36:46


It it possible to bring independent historians together to get to the unvarnished truth?

The Westerly Sun
Westerly Sun - 2021-11-15: Paul Konerko, Plan to move 8th grade students to Westerly High, and Luigina Algieri

The Westerly Sun

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 4:24


You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about news, the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that Rhode Island native, Paul Konerko is a former MLB first baseman who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and, for most of his career, the Chicago White Sox. Konerko helped the White Sox win the 2005 World Series over the Houston Astros, the franchise's first since 1917. From 2006 to 2014 he served as the White Sox captain. Now, we turn our feature story…. Proposals to move eighth grade students from Westerly Middle School to Westerly High School's Babcock Hall are getting a range of responses, including concern, opposition, support and even a call to lobby the Town Council to reconsider the $50 million borrowing cap it has imposed on a final school redesign plan. Moving the eighth grade to Babcock Hall is part of the two school redesign plans the School Building Subcommittee has identified as being worthy of further exploration. Superintendent of Schools Mark Garceau recently asked the School Committee for input on the concept of moving the eighth grade to Babcock Hall. Garceau has at times discussed the idea separately from school redesign proposals, saying it might get students interested in Westerly High School by exposing them to educational and extracurricular offerings and could slow the tide of students leaving the district to attend other high schools. On Wednesday, several parents opposed to the idea spoke during a School Committee meeting. A few common criticisms emerged, including concerns that the eighth grade students would feel isolated in a "school within a school," whether such a change should be made as students continue to adjust to life in the time of COVID-19, and concerns that eighth grade students would have too much interaction with older high school students. Parents also said they were concerned about transportation, participation in sports and other extracurricular activities, and whether eighth grade students would have appropriate access to student support systems such as guidance counselors, mental health professionals and deans. Jim Nyberg, one of the parents who spoke during the meeting said: "There are a lot of known unknowns. If we are sure we want to do this, it would seem that we need more time." On Wednesday, the School Committee approved the subcommittee's request to hire JCJ Architecture, which has offices in Hartford and Boston, to serve as architect/engineer for the redesign process. Stay up to date on this story and more at westerlysun.com There are a lot of businesses in our community that are hiring right now, so we're excited to tell you about some new job listings. Today's Job posting comes from Cargill in Westerly. They're looking for shipping and receiving associates. You'll be responsible for working in a fast paced environment packing meat products. Pay is up $20.00 per hour. If you're interested and think you'd be a good fit for the role you can apply using the link in our episode description. https://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=Westerly%2C%20RI&mna=5&aceid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2S3gEb-328GyRpBuTTeeKPdn3-klOh0KYAsfete6MEZmI5S4qTg-4aAnQkEALw_wcB&vjk=740518464e480bd4 Today we're remembering the life of Luigina Algieri of Midland Road. She was the beloved wife of Vincenzo Algieri who predeceased her in 2015. Born in Corigliano, Calabria, Italy, Luigina proudly worked at the Westerly Hospital for 25 years until she retired in 2004. She was a communicant of the St. Pius X Church and took pride in making a warm and welcoming home. She was a talented cook and dessert maker and she enjoyed continuing her Italian traditions with her family. She loved spending her summers outdoors and enjoying her flower and vegetable gardens. She was pure definition of love and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her felt that love and compassion. She was absolutely selfless and did anything for her family and friends. She will be lovingly remembered by her four children, two siblings, her nine grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Her family would like to thank the Westerly Hospital for their compassion, care and support during her brief illness. Thank you for taking a moment with us today to remember and celebrate Luigina's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Locked On Mariners - Daily Podcast On the Seattle Mariners
Grading a Mountain of Mariners Trade Proposals!

Locked On Mariners - Daily Podcast On the Seattle Mariners

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 37:24


It's Fan Fiction Friday here on Locked On Mariners as hosts Ty Dane Gonzalez and Colby react to and grade your Mariners trade proposals. This week's targets include Pirates OF Bryan Reynolds, Reds RHP Luis Castillo, Twins 2B Jorge Polanco and more! Be sure to follow or subscribe to Locked On Mariners wherever you prefer your podcasts! For questions and other inquiries, email: lockedonmariners@gmail.com Follow the show on Twitter: @LO_Mariners | @danegnzlz | @CPat11 For more of Ty and Colby, check out their Patreon: patreon.com/controlthezone/ Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Michael Scott Podcast Company - An Office Podcast

Pam: "So we just… we wanna help you plan the proposal so that it's safe and responsible and realistic and doable." Michael: "I had a great idea until you ruined it." Oscar: "Wanna know how to do it? Here's how you do it. Take her out to dinner. Go down on one knee. If you are in costume, you did something wrong. If at any point you find yourself tying a ring to a dogs collar, stop, and look at yourself." With Alex's wedding just around the corner, we're looking at proposals in The Office. We talk about all of them, from Jim and Pam meeting halfway at a gas station, to Michael's disastrous proposal at Diwali, to Dwight yelling at Angela through a megaphone. Then in the Conference Room we hear Alex and Sean's proposals before closing with a signature round of trivia! This episode is brought to you by Shopify! Go to shopify.com/scott for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features. Grow your business with Shopify today! This episode is sponsored by Quip! If you go to get-up.com/scott you'll get your first refill FREE. Quip, the good habits company. This episode is brought to you by Best Fiends! Download it FREE on the App Store or Google Play! Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get ad-free episodes plus exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive. On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us serve the mission that Michael Scott could not. You can also rep our show with some merch! Head over to mspcstore.com and get your hands on some nifty gifties. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Wealth and Law
The Newest Tax Proposals

Wealth and Law

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 51:08


Here we go again–another round of new tax proposals! The House recently released the newest version of the Reconciliation Bill (AKA the Build Back Better Act), which is quite a bit different from the original proposals released back in September. So this week on the Wealth & Law Podcast, Rachel Sass and Deborah Plum discuss how this version of the Bill is different from its previous version, what changes are still in and what’s out, and what we’re doing for clients in spite of these changes. If you are enjoying the podcast, please SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW, and if you want to learn more about our team go to https://wealthandlaw.com/team/.

TRICHOMES Morning Buzz
GOP-Headed U.S. Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill In The Works As Option Among Democrat Proposals

TRICHOMES Morning Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 4:02


Today in cannabis news: U.S. Senators introduce an amendment aimed at federally legalizing medical cannabis for military service members; a GOP U.S. Representative announces they will soon file a federal cannabis legalization bill; and a U.S. House panel passes a proposal that would mandate the Department of Veterans Affairs to initiate clinical studies into the medicinal benefits of cannabis for military service members. It's Tuesday, November 9 and TRICHOMES.com is bringing you the top cannabis news from around the web. You can also listen on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify–search TRICHOMES and subscribe!

The Business of Agriculture Podcast
214 - Interpreting The Government's Green Proposals At The Farm Level

The Business of Agriculture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 45:49


Last week the federal government unveiled a round of “green” initiatives for Agriculture. Some of the proposals were new, some were recycled old programs, and some touched more heavily on the issue of carbon. This cycle of green talk coincides with the COP26 climate summit in Scotland where countries like the U.S. are making bold pledges about climate change commitments. So, how will this impact Ag at the farm level? Justin Lewton of Lewton Farms in Bennett, Colorado joins me to discuss. Sponsored by LandTrust landtrust.com

Fire Protection Podcast
"Industry Profile : Hampshire Fire Protection"

Fire Protection Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 42:51


Episode NotesTIMELINE:Intro (:01)Setting Up (1:09)Drew Sets the Agenda for the Episode  (1:55)Who is Hampshire Fire Protection?  (2:09)Hampshire Fire History (2:16)Starting in Sprinklers (3:20)Purchasing and Integrating a Fire Extinguisher Company (3:48)Purchasing and Integrating a Fire Alarm Company (3:03)Jimmy Joins (4:08)Different Divisions in a Family Owned Company (4:38)One-Stop Shop... (5:14)We Don't Clean Kitchen Hoods!  (6:08)We Won't do your Taxes or Clean your Suits, either  (6:38)We Only Want to Do What We Do Best (6:58)From Larry Thibodeau and his Truck to 180 Employees in Various Divisions (7:12)Before and After (8:29)Higher Margin (9:00)No Massive Risk (9:10)Before Inspect Point, We used Paper and Homemade PDF forms (9:38)PDF Forms Were A Pain in the A@@  (11:18)We Had to do Something Better (12:24)Tried to Do Their own Software (12:52)Was Still in Development and Incorporated Hampshire Fire's Suggestions into the Software (13:28)Inspect Point Respects the Voice of the Customer (13:48)Inspect Point Became more Powerful in two years : Great Evolution! (14:18)Amerex and Other Partnerships (12:20)Viking (15:33)Proposals for Deficiencies and Regular Service Work and Solely for All Sprinkler Service (16:01)Inspect Point is Always Adding Great New Features (16:52)Anything powerful has a Learning Curve, but it is worth it (17:03)You can Make Inspect Point What you Want it to Be - Great Options (17:57)Inspect Point Gives You Bay 10x's What you Put into It (17:55) Can Put information All over the Place! (19:31)Primary Metric - Deficiency Quote Estimator, and it had more than Doubled the 1st year  (20:38)In August, the Deficiency Estimator Reached Their Goal For the Year! (20:58)With All the Info into Inspect Point you can track all these ROIs (21:53)Inspect Point Has Connected all our Various Divisions (22:40)Inspect Point Has Streamlined Our Ability to Get Quotes out & Service Work Done  (24:09) Everything in One Place (24:33)Can Get All the Business on the Table (25:18)What Feature Would Hampshire Fire Like Added? (26:37)Balancing Adding Features With Overdoing it (29:53)Inspect Point is Great at Voice of the Customer (31:08)Customer Success and Tech Support People Are Enthusiastic and Patient (31:44)Go Jennifer! (32:53)How to Convey to the Industry How much Inspect Point can Transform Their Business (33:53)Double Service Sales in One Year - Hampshire is the Second Company to say this (34:20)Get  into the Nooks and Crannies (35:02)After the First Year it Was Plug and Play (35:08)We Do All Dry Trips this Summer (35:38)Techs LOVE it (36:48)Facebook Groups Give Great Feedback (37:08)If its not Usable on the Ground, its not Usable (37:48)A Professionally Made Program Makes everything Look Better  - Adds a Sense of Pride (38:08)Psyched About Amerex (39:08)With QR Codes, We sped up the Inspection Process of Fire Extinguishers From 5 minutes to 20 Seconds (40:54)Wrap Up (41:08) 

The N.P.O. Podcast
The Jamie Durie Show 11.2.21 VOTE NO on Ballot Proposals. DOJ Treats Parents As Terrorists, CDC Seeks To Vaccinate ALL Children!

The N.P.O. Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 29:58


Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 2, 2021: Council indicates support for Food Equity Initiative but funding decisions to come later; Office vacancy rate at 4.9 percent in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 18:29


Let’s begin today with two Patreon-fueled shout-outs. One person wants you to know "We keep each other safe. Get vaccinated, wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance."And in another one, one Patreon supporter wants you to go out and read a local news story written by a local journalist. Whether it be the Daily Progress, Charlottesville Tomorrow, C-Ville Weekly, NBC29, CBS19, WINA, or some other place I’ve not mentioned - the community depends on a network of people writing about the community. Go learn about this place today!On today’s show:COVID update from Dr. Denise Bonds of the Blue Ridge Health District Charlottesville Council indicates support for Charlottesville Food Equity Initiative, but funding decisions will come in the months to come A quick look at commercial office space in the Charlottesville areaCharlottesville’s public housing agency is owed $52,000 in unpaid rent Two million for affordable housing projectsThe Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission is seeking applications from private, public, and nonprofit developers for projects to increase affordable housing stock throughout the region. The TJPDC received $2 million from the entity formerly known as the Virginia Housing Development Authority for the purpose of building actual units. The first step is for applicants to submit a proof of concept. “This proof of concept will be issued to collect key details about the proposed project, including number of proposed units to be constructed, partner development experience, and location of development,” reads the release. “The requested proof of concept will serve as a precursor to a more detailed formal project application.”The funding is part of a $40 million statewide initiative. Proposals are due on November 29 at 5 p.m. Visit the TJPDC’s website to learn more about the application.Sixth Street site planTomorrow, the city of Charlottesville will hold a site plan conference for the next public housing project to be redeveloped by the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Plans for 39-units at Sixth Street will be reviewed. The CRHA Board of Commissioners’ got an update on this topic at their meeting on October 25. Brandon Collins is now the redevelopment coordinator for CRHA. (read his report )“Resident-led planning continues and to update you all in case you don’t know, the plan is in the space along Monticello Avenue where the garden currently is we’re going to knock down six apartments on the end of the garden to get a little extra room and build an apartment building,” Collins said.Collins' redevelopment report for October states that a three-story building had been originally, but architects suggested a fourth story would make the project more competitive for Low Income Housing Tax Credits.“Residents seem to be generally in favor of that,” Collins said. “There’s a lot of process questions that we’re all going to work through to get a decision on that.”The site plan conference begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. (meeting info)Former Planning Commissioner Lisa Green resigned from the CRHA Board of Commissioners on October 5. No reason was given but Green had been on the Redevelopment Committee. Council is seeking applications to fill the vacancy as well as other open positions on boards and commissions. Take a look at the list on the Charlottesville City Hall website. At the CRHA meeting, Executive Director John Sales reported that some tenants owe tens of thousands in back rent. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development currently considers CRHA a “troubled” agency which requires additional scrutiny from the federal agency including increase inspections. “A big item that we should always discuss is the delinquency account for tenants,” Sales said. “We’re currently at $52,000. That is probably our biggest concern in terms of exiting out of troubled status. The $52,000 represents about a hundred tenants.”Sales said that represents about a third of public housing residents. He said there is a CRHA staff member working on rental assistance to help cover the back log and to find out what barriers are in place to paying the rent. Office space check-inThe Charlottesville office market had a vacancy rate of 4.9 percent in the second quarter of this year according to an analysis from Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer. That’s less than the same period in 2020, but below the forecasted amount. The report states that office space remains high in demand. “Absorbency in the market was down for the quarter but that is more a reflection of large new deliveries than lack of demand and remains net positive for the past 12 months,” reads the report. “In fact, 87 percent of the nearly 380,000 square feet of office space under construction is already pre-leased and since Q1 2020 there has been more space delivered than in prior decades.” The report states that rents continue to rise. The current average is $27.52 per square foot, a 55 percent increase over the 2015 average. Pinkston’s bountyElection results will come tomorrow. One final piece of information before the votes are tallied. Brian Pinkston’s campaign for one of two seats on City Council received a last-minute contribution of $3,000 on Monday from the Democratic Party of Charlottesville.COVID updateThe number of new COVID cases reported each day continues to decline. “If you look at the trend over the past couple of weeks here, a month or so, it’s really been on a downward trajectory indicating that we may be past the worst with regards to the Delta virus,” Bonds said.Today the Virginia Department of Health reports another 1,245 new cases today, and the Blue Ridge Health District reports 41 new cases. There have been 12 deaths reported in the district since October 25. Since Dr. Bonds last addressed Council, booster shots are now available for all of the three major vaccines. The Moderna booster is available for those over the age of 65 or those with some underlying condition or situation. “If you got [Johnson and Johnson] as your first one, it’s a little different,” Bonds said. “Anyone who got J&J as their first vaccine for COVID is eligible as long as you’re over the age of 18.”Bonds said anyone who got the J&J vaccine can also opt to switch to the Moderna or Pfizer as a booster. “Really the best person to talk to about this would be your physician,” Bonds said. “There are some reasons to think that mixing and matching may be beneficial. You get higher antibody levels with the rMNA boosters but there’s some evidence that if you get J&J it activates more of a different part of your system called T-cells.”Vaccines are available at the Community Vaccination Center at the former Big Lots in Seminole Square Shopping Center. Visit the Blue Ridge Health District website to learn more. Dr. Bonds said the district will have a limited quantity of Pfizer doses for children between 5 and 11 when they are available next week.“It’s going to one third of the amount that anyone 12 and over gets,” Dr. Bond said. Because there is a limited amount, the District is prioritizing shots for the most vulnerable children, working with school districts and pediatricians to identify those people and schedule shots. “There will be a small amount of vaccine that is available at our Community Vaccination Center,” Dr. Bonds said. “It is by appointment only and those vaccines.gov should be out and available by Friday of this week we believe.” In all, the District will get an initial distribution of 6,300 doses. You’re reading Charlottesville Community Engagement. In today’s second Patreon-fueled shout-out, Code for Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with tech, data, design, and research skills to work on community service projects. Founded in September 2019, Code for Charlottesville has worked on projects with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. Visit codeforcville.org to learn about those projects. Dr. Denise Bonds spoke at the City Council meeting last night. The meeting was overseen by the two deputy city managers in the wake of the resignation of former City Manager Chip Boyles on October 12. That meant it was up to Sam Sanders to provide responses from previous comments for the public. Who maintains the mall side streets?“The first item was in regards to side street maintenance near the Downtown Mall and I did check in with staff in regards to who is responsible for maintaining those side streets and that is a function of Parks and Recreation,” Sanders said. “They have been short-staffed and struggling to keep up with everything that needs to be done is what I am hearing at this moment.”The second item dealt with a request to install a four-way stop on Rose Hill Drive at Burley Middle School, which is owned and operated by Albemarle County Public Schools.“There is a speed study underway and its in relation to the configuration that’s being proposed for Walker Upper Elementary, “ Sanders said. “Even though it is not the same impact area, they will be able to take a look at what is happening on Rose Hill Drive.”Sanders said the last study of the area around Burley dates back to 2004 and some traffic calming efforts were installed in the second half of the decade. He referred people interested in the topic to the city’s Traffic Calming Handbook as well as the petition to begin the process. Food Equity discussionThe main item last night was a report on Charlottesville’s Food Equity Initiative. The nonprofit group Cultivate Charlottesville has been the recipient of city funding for the past three years and seek additional money for years to come. They also want two percent of the meals tax to go a new Food Equity Fund.“We believe that food is a human right and we operate from that perspective that everyone, all Charlottesville residents, deserve access to fresh produce and high quality food,” said co-executive director Richard Morris.Morris said food equity is an outcome where all residents have access to food that meets nutritional and cultural needs. Earlier this year, Council was presented with a Food Equity Initiative Policy Platform which seeks to serve as a strategic plan to fund a variety of initiatives, and they’ve sought support for funding through an online petition. Much of this work is also finding its way into the draft Comprehensive Plan which Council will consider on November 15. One challenge is that the Urban Agricultural Collective has lost or soon will lose control of land it has used for community gardens. Land at the public housing site at Sixth Street SW is slated to be used for redevelopment. “The overall budget for the Food Justice Network has been about $400,000, $155,000 of what was the Food Equity Initiative contributed,” said co-director Jeanette Abi-Nader. “And you’ll note that the majority of the budget goes toward staffing.” The group is seeking a multiple year commitment, despite the fact that elected bodies in Virginia cannot appropriate money beyond the next fiscal year. The request comes outside of the budget cycle, as well as the Vibrant Communities process through which nonprofits apply for funding. That process used to be conducted jointly with Albemarle County. Mayor Nikuyah Walker praised the report submitted with the funding request, but had concerns. “If we are adding this as a three-year item, that the way other nonprofits have to compete for funding, I have some reservations there,” Walker said. Abi-Nader said Cultivate Charlottesville did not apply for Vibrant Community funds in the past two years because they had been funded by Council outside of that process. She explained how she thinks the current request is different. “We see the Vibrant Communities funds as really about programs that impact the community, like direct support programs and engagement, and this program is seen as a support for a function of city government,” Abi-Nader said. Walker noticed there have been several groups funded outside of the budget cycle and the Vibrant Community fund, such as the B.U.C.K. Squad and Peace and Streets.“I think our whole process needs to be reviewed and if there is a list of community partnerships that are doing the work the city thinks is essential that can’t be done without that partnership, then that needs to be a separate list from the Vibrant Communities but the way things are set up now, I don’t think it’s a fair process,” Walker said. Councilor Lloyd Snook appeared to agree that the resolution as presented was not appropriate. “Franky it appears to me to be an attempt to circumvent the budget process,” Snook said. Misty Graves, the interim director of the city’s Human Services Department, said the resolution came up because the initiative was a creature of City Council. “So I think that’s why it’s coming to back to City Council for whether or not it is a renewed commitment and if this is still a priority of City Council,” Graves said. Next year will be the fourth year of the initiative. The $155,000 will be built into the general fund budget that will be introduced by whoever will be City Manager early next March. The vote was 3 to 2 with Walker and Snook voting against and the resolution does not guarantee funding for FY23. The other request was for two percent of the meals tax proceeds to go to a Food Equity Fund. In Fiscal Year 2020, the city collected $12.6 million from the meals tax, which would have generated just over $250,000 for this purpose. (Charlottesville’s 2020 annual report) Abi-Nader said this fund would cover infrastructure to support food equity goals.“And by infrastructure, I mean that informally, not like literally always physical things, but infrastructure support for our city to move from a foodie city to a food equity city as an overall goal,” Abi-Nader said. “There are things that go beyond what an individual nonprofit can do.” One idea is a cooperative grocery store to be located near subsidized housing. Another is to build a new community garden in a section of Washington Park.“There’s space there to sight a quarter-acre park,” Morris said. “We’re talking about 10,000 square feet which from a growing perspective that’s a space that can grow a lot of food.”Councilors did not commit to the idea at this point in the budget cycle, but there was general support for the initiative. “For the record, I really support this group,” said Vice Mayor Sena Magill. “What they are doing is amazing work and it’s greatly needed work. I know I’ve been learning from them for the last three years now.” Another issue worth continuing to track into the future. Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP? The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

1010 WINS ALL LOCAL
Election Day: NYC votes for their next mayor. New Yorkers vote on several ballot proposals. One day after the vaccine mandate took effect, Mayor de Blasio announces a new vaccination rate.

1010 WINS ALL LOCAL

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 5:34


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Construction Genius
Hit Rate! How to Craft Accurate Proposals and Win More Work

Construction Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 28:30


For construction professionals, the whole purpose of bidding work is to win work. But what are the elements of a successful bid? Some say most decisions heavily depend on the lowest price at the end of the bidding process.   But today, Dave Wagner — Vice President of Product Marketing and partner development at STACK construction technologies enlightens us with how you can increase the likelihood of winning a project bid.   Other important factors we discuss are: Why companies lose the projects they bid,   The key elements of a successful bid, and   Areas a company can focus on to make bidding more efficient   With all the practical details we discuss today, you'll be guaranteed to learn a lot. So stay tuned until the end for tons of golden nuggets we'll be dropping along the discussion.   Discussion Points:   0:00 Introduction   2:13 Your initial assessment of projects is crucial to how your bidding will play out   5:03 Determining which client or project type is right for you   9:57 The 2 time factors in winning bids   11:41 The key elements of a successful bid   12:48 The 2 major components of a bid   16:22 David talks about their Takeoffs Analysis Software   19:45 The key elements of a presentation   20:28 Focusing on this area first produces better results in bidding   21:42 STACK's 3 Primary Elements to an efficient process   About the Guest:   Dave Wagner is Vice President of Product Marketing and Partner Development at STACK Construction Technologies — the industry's leading cloud-based pre construction platform for pre construction professionals. Dave has worked in the ConTech industry for nearly 20 years and has been with STACK since November 2020. STACK provides a centralized hub where plans, specs, and other construction documents can be stored, evaluated, measured, and shared. For more information, please visit stackct.com.   Resources:     Questions about launching a podcast? Please reach out to me through this link: www.constructiongenius.com/contact     Restaurant Recommendation: Restaurant in Phoenix: Fox Restaurant Concepts: https://www.foxrcevents.com/ Connect with Dave Wagner/STACK:   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-wagner-5184914/   Website: https://www.stackct.com/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/stackestimating   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StackEstimating   Do Your Project Executives Need to Become Better Leaders?   Book a 10-minute call with Eric Anderton to see if/how he can help (https://10minutes.youcanbook.me/)   Connect with me on LinkedIn. For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to the Construction Genius: A Leadership Master-Class Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.   Thank you for tuning in!

Cash Flow Connections - Real Estate Podcast
E351 - MM - Great News Regarding Recent IRA Proposals

Cash Flow Connections - Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 6:12


In today's Monday Minutes, I discuss an important update regarding ALL of the recent IRA proposals. Looks like we dodged a bullet…for now! But will this be the last time this topic comes up? Interested in investing in ATMs? Check out our webinar.   Please note that investing in private placement securities entails a high degree of risk, including illiquidity of the investment and loss of principal. Please refer to the subscription agreement for a discussion of risk factors. Tired of scrambling for capital?  Check out our new FREE webinar -  How to Ensure You Never Scramble for Capital Again (The 3 Capital-Raising Secrets). Click Here to register. CFC Podcast Facebook Group

Gaining Perspective
Advanced Tax Planning Under the Biden Proposals

Gaining Perspective

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 27:19


The end of the year is approaching, and time is running out for 2021 tax planning.  Compounding the problem is the uncertainty around taxes.  Pandemic, massive spending proposals and a record high level of debt have created an impasse in Washington and increased levels of anxiety among wealthy clients.  Over the last year, the Biden administration and Congress have proposed several unprecedented changes to taxes that would impact investing for affluent clients.  With the specter of tax reform and the end of the year on the horizon, my guest today, Ryan Bertrand, is here to provide guidance for financial advisors. 

HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More
HealthLaw HotSpot: Damien Martin - Upcoming Tax-Related Proposals to Watch

HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 36:15


Host Ericka Adler, Roetzel shareholder and Health Law Practice Group Leader, and fellow Roetzel shareholder David Hochman are joined by Damien Martin, partner at BKD CPAs & Advisors for a discussion of how the current tax-related proposals targeting high-income Americans in President Biden's Build Back Better agenda might impact doctors, surgeons, dentists and other medical professionals. They dive into the how proposed capital gains, income and estate tax changes could impact individuals, when the changes could go into effect, and what everyone should be doing to prepare for these changes. Find all of our network podcasts on your favorite podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe and like us. Learn more at www.healthcarenowradio.com/listen/

ASLE EcoCast Podcast
Nature Creeps Back: Creature Features and the Environment with Christy Tidwell & Bridgitte Barclay

ASLE EcoCast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 42:57


What's scarier than climate change? Not much, but this month's guests--Bridgitte Barclay, Associate Professor at Aurora University, and Christy Tidwell, Associate Professor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology--join us to talk about the sub-genre of horror films known as creature features, and how these films can change how we think about environmental concerns. For more on Christy and Bridgitte: Christy: https://christymtidwell.wordpress.com/   Twitter: @christymtidwell Bridgitte:https://bridgitteabarclay.wixsite.com/bridgittebarclay Twitter: @bridgebarclay Special Issue of Science Fiction Film and Television:https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/journals/issue/6509 Creatures in the Classroom CFP: https://www.asle.org/calls-for-contributions/cfp-creatures-in-the-classroom-teaching-environmental-creature-features/ (Proposals due by January 18, 2022.) If you have an idea for an episode, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/Y1S1eP9yXxcNkgWHA   Twitter: @ASLE_EcoCast Jemma Deer: @Geowrites Brandon Galm: @BeGalm If you're enjoying the show, please consider subscribing, sharing, and writing reviews on your favorite podcast platform(s)! Episode recorded October 9, 2021. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

RTÉ - The History Show
Downing Street Diary - The First Irish Proposals

RTÉ - The History Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 9:54


Dr Darragh Gannon joins Myles for an update on the ongoing Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations, a century ago this week.

RTÉ - CountryWide Podcast
The Young Farmer View On Climate Proposals

RTÉ - CountryWide Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 8:07


Damien is in Kildare to meet sheep farmer Thomas O'Connor to find out how environmental regulations effect young farmers.

Scribble Talk
Scribble Talk Episode 127 - Jennifer Dunlap ( Ice Derby, Travelling, Camp Mars, Book Club, Thirty Seconds To Mars Fan, Readings, Cinephile, Hiking)

Scribble Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 54:01


Jennifer is an accomplished senior proposal coordinator at Avtex Solutions, LLC a TTEC Digital Company, who is well versed in writing and editing responses. She's been working on technical proposals for 5+ years. She achieved Foundation Certification from APMP in 2021 and recently received the 2020 Top Sales Enabler Award for her work in helping to generate sales through RFPs at Avtex. Got her B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington with a major in journalism and a minor in business. Jennifer holds a love for movies and reading. She has been part of a reading club for 13 years which hosts amazing parties for its members. Jenifer follows a hobby of hiking and is also an avid traveller who is  constantly planning her upcoming trips.  

New York NOW
Future of Child Care, Cuomo Criminal Charge, Tuesday‘s Ballot Proposals

New York NOW

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 26:04


On this week's edition of New York NOW: New York's child care industry is facing unique challenges coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, with providers closing, and parents struggling to afford the service. But the industry has been in trouble for years, with some now calling for change. We'll take you there. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a misdemeanor sex crime charge over his alleged groping of a former aide. We'll have details. Tuesday is Election Day, and five changes to the New York State Constitution will be on the ballot. We'll go over what each one means with NYPIRG's Blair Horner. Learn more: nynow.org

Ninety-Nine Yards
Henry reaches legendary status and Trade Proposals

Ninety-Nine Yards

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 42:46


This week we take a look at Derrick Henry and make some historical comparisons, as well as compare Tom Brady's 602 touchdowns to some other legends of the game, find out how they all stack up

Alignment Newsletter Podcast
Alignment Newsletter #168: Four technical topics for which Open Phil is soliciting grant proposals

Alignment Newsletter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 16:21


Recorded by Robert Miles: http://robertskmiles.com More information about the newsletter here: https://rohinshah.com/alignment-newsletter/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfGGFXwKpr-TJ5HfxEFaFCg   HIGHLIGHTS Request for proposals for projects in AI alignment that work with deep learning systems (Nick Beckstead and Asya Bergal) (summarized by Rohin): Open Philanthropy is seeking proposals for AI safety work in four major areas related to deep learning, each of which I summarize below. Proposals are due January 10, and can seek up to $1M covering up to 2 years. Grantees may later be invited to apply for larger and longer grants. Rohin's opinion: Overall, I like these four directions and am excited to see what comes out of them! I'll comment on specific directions below. RFP: Measuring and forecasting risks (Jacob Steinhardt) (summarized by Rohin): Measurement and forecasting is useful for two reasons. First, it gives us empirical data that can improve our understanding and spur progress. Second, it can allow us to quantitatively compare the safety performance of different systems, which could enable the creation of safety standards. So what makes for a good measurement? 1. Relevance to AI alignment: The measurement exhibits a failure mode that becomes worse as models become larger, or tracks a potential capability that may emerge with further scale (which in turn could enable deception, hacking, resource acquisition, etc). 2. Forward-looking: The measurement helps us understand future issues, not just those that exist today. Isolated examples of a phenomenon are good if we have nothing else, but we'd much prefer to have a systematic understanding of when a phenomenon occurs and how it tends to quantitatively increase or decrease with various factors. See for example scaling laws (AN #87). 3. Rich data source: Not all trends in MNIST generalize to CIFAR-10, and not all trends in CIFAR-10 generalize to ImageNet. Measurements on data sources with rich factors of variation are more likely to give general insights. 4. Soundness and quality: This is a general category for things like “do we know that the signal isn't overwhelmed by the noise” and “are there any reasons that the measurement might produce false positives or false negatives”. What sorts of things might you measure? 1. As you scale up task complexity, how much do you need to scale up human-labeled data to continue to maintain good performance and avoid reward hacking? If you fail at this and there are imperfections in the reward, how bad does this become? 2. What changes do we observe based on changes in the quality of the human feedback (e.g. getting feedback from amateurs vs experts)? This could give us information about the acceptable “difference in intelligence” between a model and its supervisor. 3. What happens when models are pushed out of distribution along a factor of variation that was not varied in the pretraining data? 4. To what extent do models provide wrong or undesired outputs in contexts where they are capable of providing the right answer? Rohin's opinion: Measurements generally seem great. One story for impact is that we have a measurement that we think is strongly correlated with x-risk, and we use that measurement to select an AI system that scores low on such a metric. This seems distinctly good and I think would in fact reduce x-risk! But I want to clarify that I don't think it would convince me that the system was safe with high confidence. The conceptual arguments against high confidence in safety seem quite strong and not easily overcome by such measurements. (I'm thinking of objective robustness failures (AN #66) of the form “the model is trying to pursue a simple proxy, but behaves well on the training distribution until it can execute a treacherous turn”.) You can also tell stories where the measurements reveal empirical facts that then help us have high confidence in safety, by allowing us to build better theories and arguments, which can rule out the conceptual arguments above. Separately, these measurements are also useful as a form of legible evidence about risk to others who are more skeptical of conceptual arguments. RFP: Techniques for enhancing human feedback (Ajeya Cotra) (summarized by Rohin): Consider a topic previously analyzed in aligning narrowly superhuman models (AN #141): how can we use human feedback to train models to do what we want, in cases where the models are more knowledgeable than the humans providing the feedback? A variety of techniques have been proposed to solve this problem, including iterated amplification (AN #40), debate (AN #5), recursive reward modeling (AN #34), market making (AN #108), and generalizing from short deliberations to long deliberations. This RFP solicits proposals that aim to test these or other mechanisms on existing systems. There are a variety of ways that to set up the experiments so that the models are more knowledgeable than the humans providing the feedback, for example: 1. Train a language model to accurately explain things about a field that the feedback providers are not familiar with. 2. Train an RL agent to act well in an environment where the RL agent can observe more information than the feedback providers can. 3. Train a multilingual model to translate between English and a foreign language that the feedback providers do not know. RFP: Interpretability (Chris Olah) (summarized by Rohin): The author provides this one sentence summary: We would like to see research building towards the ability to “reverse engineer" trained neural networks into human-understandable algorithms, enabling auditors to catch unanticipated safety problems in these models. This RFP is primarily focused on an aspirational “intermediate” goal: to fully reverse engineer some modern neural network, such as an ImageNet classifier. (Despite the ambition, it is only an “intermediate” goal because what we would eventually need is a general method for cheaply reverse engineering any neural network.) The proposed areas of research are primarily inspired by the Circuits line of work (AN #142): 1. Discovering Features and Circuits: This is the most obvious approach to the aspirational goal. We simply “turn the crank” using existing tools to study new features and circuits, and this fairly often results in an interesting result, that makes progress towards reverse engineering a neural network. 2. Scaling Circuits to Larger Models: So far the largest example of reverse engineering is curve circuits, with 50K parameters. Can we find examples of structure in the neural networks that allow us to drastically reduce the amount of effort required per parameter? (As examples, see equivariance and branch specialization.) 3. Resolving Polysemanticity: One of the core building blocks of the circuits approach is to identify a neuron with a concept, so that connections between neurons can be analyzed as connections between concepts. Unfortunately, some neurons are polysemantic, that is, they encode multiple different concepts. This greatly complicates analysis of the connections and circuits between these neurons. How can we deal with this potential obstacle? Rohin's opinion: The full RFP has many, many more points about these topics; it's 8 pages of remarkably information-dense yet readable prose. If you're at all interested in mechanistic interpretability, I recommend reading it in full. This RFP also has the benefit of having the most obvious pathway to impact: if we understand what algorithm neural networks are running, there's a much better chance that we can catch any problems that arise, especially ones in which the neural network is deliberately optimizing against us. It's one of the few areas where nearly everyone agrees that further progress is especially valuable. RFP: Truthful and honest AI (Owain Evans) (summarized by Rohin): This RFP outlines research projects on Truthful AI (summarized below). They fall under three main categories: 1. Increasing clarity about “truthfulness” and “honesty”. While there are some tentative definitions of these concepts, there is still more precision to be had: for example, how do we deal with statements with ambiguous meanings, or ones involving figurative language? What is the appropriate standard for robustly truthful AI? It seems too strong to require the AI system to never generate a false statement; for example it might misunderstand the meaning of a newly coined piece of jargon. 2. Creating benchmarks and tasks for Truthful AI, such as TruthfulQA (AN #165), which checks for imitative falsehoods. This is not just meant to create a metric to improve on; it may also simply perform as a measurement. For example, we could experimentally evaluate whether honesty generalizes (AN #158), or explore how much truthfulness is reduced when adding in a task-specific objective. 3. Improving the truthfulness of models, for example by finetuning models on curated datasets of truthful utterances, finetuning on human feedback, using debate (AN #5), etc. Besides the societal benefits from truthful AI, building truthful AI systems can also help with AI alignment: 1. A truthful AI system can be used to supervise its own actions, by asking it whether its selected action was good. 2. A robustly truthful AI system could continue to do this after deployment, allowing for ongoing monitoring of the AI system. 3. Similarly, we could have a robustly truthful AI system supervise its own actions in hypothetical scenarios, to make it more robustly aligned. Rohin's opinion: While I agree that making AI systems truthful would then enable many alignment strategies, I'm actually more interested in the methods by which we make AI systems truthful. Many of the ideas suggested in the RFP are ones that would apply for alignment more generally, and aren't particularly specific to truthful AI. So it seems like whatever techniques we used to build truthful AI could then be repurposed for alignment. In other words, I expect that the benefit to AI alignment of working on truthful AI is that it serves as a good test case for methods that aim to impose constraints upon an AI system. In this sense, it is a more challenging, larger version of the ”never describe someone getting injured” challenge (AN #166). Note that I am only talking about how this helps AI alignment; there are also beneficial effects on society from pursuing truthful AI that I haven't talked about here.   AI GOVERNANCE Truthful AI: Developing and governing AI that does not lie (Owain Evans, Owen Cotton-Barratt et al) (summarized by Rohin): This paper argues that we should develop both the technical capabilities and the governance mechanisms necessary to ensure that AI systems are truthful. We will primarily think about conversational AI systems here (so not, say, AlphaFold). Some key terms: 1. An AI system is honest if it only makes statements that it actually believes. (This requires you to have some way of ascribing beliefs to the system.) In contrast, truthfulness only checks if statements correspond to reality, without making any claims about the AI system's beliefs. 2. An AI system is broadly truthful if it doesn't lie, volunteers all the relevant information it knows, is well-calibrated and knows the limits of its information, etc. 3. An AI system is narrowly truthful if it avoids making negligent suspected-falsehoods. These are statements that can feasibly be determined by the AI system to be unacceptably likely to be false. Importantly, a narrowly truthful AI is not required to make contentful statements, it can express uncertainty or refuse to answer. This paper argues for narrow truthfulness as the appropriate standard. Broad truthfulness is not very precisely defined, making it challenging to coordinate on. Honesty does not give us the guarantees we want: in settings in which it is advantageous to say false things, AI systems might end up being honest but deluded. They would honestly report their beliefs, but those beliefs might be false. Narrow truthfulness is still a much stronger standard that we impose upon standards. This is desirable, because (1) AI systems need not be constrained by social norms, the way humans are; consequently they need stronger standards, and (2) it may be less costly to enforce that AI systems are narrowly truthful than to enforce that humans are narrowly truthful, so a higher standard is more feasible. Evaluating the (narrow) truthfulness of a model is non-trivial. There are two parts: first, determining whether a given statement is unacceptably likely to be false, and second, determining whether the model was negligent in uttering such a statement. The former could be done by having human processes that study a wide range of information and determine whether a given statement is unacceptably likely to be false. In addition to all of the usual concerns about the challenges of evaluating a model that might know more than you, there is also the challenge that it is not clear exactly what counts as “unacceptably likely to be false”. For example, if a model utters a false statement, but expresses low confidence, how should that be rated? The second part, determining negligence, needs to account for the fact that the AI system might not have had all the necessary information, or that it might not have been capable enough to come to the correct conclusion. One way of handling this is to compare the AI system to other AI systems built in a similar fashion. How might narrow truthfulness be useful? One nice thing it enables is truthfulness amplification, in which we can amplify properties of a model by asking a web of related questions and combining the answers appropriately. For example, if we are concerned that the AI system is deceiving us on just this question, we could ask it whether it is deceiving us, or whether an investigation into its statement would conclude that it was deceptive. As another example, if we are worried that the AI system is making a mistake on some question where its statement isn't obviously false, we can ask it about its evidence for its position and how strong the evidence is (where false statements are more likely to be negligently false). Section 3 is devoted to the potential benefits and costs if we successfully ensure that AI systems are narrowly truthful, with the conclusion that the costs are small relative to the benefits, and can be partially mitigated. Section 6 discusses other potential benefits and costs if we attempt to create truthfulness standards to ensure the AI systems are narrowly truthful. (For example, we might try to create a truthfulness standard, but instead create an institution that makes sure that AI systems follow a particular agenda (by only rating as true the statements that are consistent with that agenda). Section 4 talks about the governance mechanisms we might use to implement a truthfulness standard. Section 5 describes potential approaches for building truthful AI systems. As I mentioned in the highlighted post, these techniques are general alignment techniques that have been specialized for truthful AI.   NEWS Q&A Panel on Applying for Grad School (summarized by Rohin): In this event run by AI Safety Support on November 7, current PhD students will share their experiences navigating the application process and AI Safety research in academia. RSVP here. SafeAI Workshop 2022 (summarized by Rohin): The SafeAI workshop at AAAI is now accepting paper submissions, with a deadline of Nov 12. FLI's $25M Grants Program for Existential Risk Reduction (summarized by Rohin): This podcast talks about FLI's recent grants program for x-risk reduction. I've previously mentioned the fellowships (AN #165) they are running as part of this program. As a reminder, the application deadline is October 29 for the PhD fellowship, and November 5 for the postdoc fellowship.

The Financial Exchange Show
Democrat Proposals Still Up In Air // China & Taiwan's Tensions // Merck Licensing COVID Pill - 10/27 (Hour 2)

The Financial Exchange Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 40:25


(0:53) - Not much has come out of Congress this week in terms of the status of potential legislation put forth by Democrats. The fate of a handful of separate bills, including a spending bill and an infrastructure deal, are still unknown.(13:50) - The U.S. continues to walk a fine line in terms of the situation between China and Taiwan. Chinese delegation has warned that U.S. support for Taiwan could further damage relations between America and China.(22:24) - Twitter's year-over-year sales are up 41% as revealed in their earnings call. Despite this, markets are not responding well and the social media giant's stock is down over 9% today.(33:06) - Merck has agreed to license its promising COVID-19 pill to a non-profit backed by the United Nations. The purpose of this is to provide more virus relief for low and middle income countries.

AJ Daily
10-27-21 Association Perspective: Preparation and Rewards; hear from Angus Board candidate Greg McCurry; AFBF comments on FWS proposals; statement from the Farm Journal Foundation on the fight against malnutrition; per capita meat consumption outlook

AJ Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 5:26


10-27-21 AJ DailyAssociation Perspective: Preparation and RewardsAdapted from an article by Casey Jentz, American Angus Association Hear From Board Candidate Greg McCurry Listen to all candidate interviews hereAdapted from a release by Miranda Reiman, senior associate editor New Proposals Threaten to Roll Back Environmental Progress Adapted from a release by American Farm Bureau Federation COVID-19, Climate Change Creating New Challenges in Global Fight Against Malnutrition Adapted from a release by Farm Journal Foundation Per Capita Meat Consumption Outlook Adapted from a report by Len Steiner, Steiner Consulting Group Compiled by Paige Nelson, field editor, Angus Journal. For more Angus news, visit angusjournal.net. 

Your Personal Bank
10.26.21 - Government Proposals That Will Affect Our Finances, How to Protect Yourself

Your Personal Bank

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 42:25


10.26.21 - Government Proposals That Will Affect Our Finances, How to Protect Yourself

Marketplace Minute
Congress jams on tax proposals - Closing Bell - Marketplace Minute - October 26, 2021

Marketplace Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 1:50


Congress jams on tax proposals; Tech earnings mostly strong despite Apple ad tracking change; Cigarette sales increased in US for first time in two decades

S&C Critical Insights
S&C Critical Insights – Lessons From the 2021 Proxy Season: Governance Proposals

S&C Critical Insights

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 10:30


Marc Treviño and Melissa Sawyer, co-heads of S&C's Corporate Governance and Activism practice, continue their discussion of shareholder proposal trends from the 2021 proxy season. In this episode of S&C's Critical Insights, they explore developments in governance proposals, which went to a vote more often than any other category of proposal this year despite a decline in prevalence.  

S&C Critical Insights
Lessons From the 2021 Proxy Season: Social and Political Proposals

S&C Critical Insights

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 10:11


 Marc Treviño and Melissa Sawyer, co-heads of S&C's Corporate Governance and Activism practice, discuss prevalent shareholder proposal trends from the 2021 proxy season. In this episode of S&C's Critical Insights, they explore developments in social and political proposals, including proposals related to human rights, racial justice, and employee-related diversity, equity and inclusion. Click here to learn more about S&C's 2021 Proxy Season Review and watch our recent webinar.

Locked On Mariners - Daily Podcast On the Seattle Mariners
These Mariners Trade Proposals Are Something Else

Locked On Mariners - Daily Podcast On the Seattle Mariners

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 35:08


Locked On Mariners hosts Ty Dane Gonzalez and Colby Patnode grade your Mariners trade proposals on this week's Fan Fiction Friday, which includes a couple of Willson Contreras-centric deals and three-team trade with the Rays and Astros that will make your head spin. Be sure to follow or subscribe to Locked On Mariners wherever you prefer your podcasts! For questions and other inquiries, email: lockedonmariners@gmail.com Follow the show on Twitter: @LO_Mariners | @danegnzlz | @CPat11 For more of Ty and Colby, check out their Patreon: patreon.com/controlthezone/ Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Locked On Falcons - Daily Podcast On The Atlanta Falcons
3 Trade Deadline Proposals for the Falcons: Shopping Younghoe Koo, Dante Fowler & Deion Jones?!

Locked On Falcons - Daily Podcast On The Atlanta Falcons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 39:49


Aaron looks at three fun trades that the Atlanta Falcons might consider making at the trade deadline. First, he examines a trade proposed by ESPN's Bill Barnwell that would send kicker Younghoe Koo back to the Los Angeles Chargers, and whether it'd actually make sense for the team to deal their kicking phenom. Then, he comes up with two trades of his own, including one that deals Dante Fowler to the New York Giants and another that sends Deion Jones to the Washington Football Team. Find out what other players are involved in his trade packages and what type of cap space and draft capital the Falcons could recoup on such hypothetical trade possibilities. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Getupside Just download the FREE GetUpside App and use promo code TOUCHDOWN to get up to 50¢/gallon cash back on your first tank.  Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
10/21/21: Welfare Proposals, Tax Policy, Trump's Next Move, Airlines Backdown, Rogan vs CNN, Kill the Bill, Marriage Disparity, College Football, and More!

Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 81:36


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KGO 810 Podcast
October 21, 2021: Nikki Medoro - Biden optimistic his legislative proposals will be approved soon

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 14:48


With President Biden scheduled to leave for Europe in a week, ABC White House Correspondent Karen Travers tells the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro Biden seems confident his infrastructure package will be passed. Also, do you need to be friends with the people you work with? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lake Effect: Full Show
Wednesday on Lake Effect: Milwaukee budget proposals, 'You Are Loved' billboards, UWM frog arena, Historic Concordia neighborhood

Lake Effect: Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 51:13


We look at the budget proposals for Milwaukee County and the City of Milwaukee and learn exactly how they're using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Then, speak with the artist behind the “You Are Loved” pride billboards which originated in Wisconsin and have spread to other states. Plus, we learn how a sound-proof arena is making it easier to study frog mating calls at UW-Milwaukee.

Python Bytes
#255 Closember eve, the cure for Hacktoberfest?

Python Bytes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 46:49


Watch the live stream: Watch on YouTube About the show Sponsored by us: Check out the courses over at Talk Python And Brian's book too! Special guest: Will McGugan Michael #1: Wrapping C++ with Cython By Anton Zhdan-Pushkin A small series showcasing the implementation of a Cython wrapper over a C++ library. C library: yaacrl - Yet Another Audio Recognition Library is a small Shazam-like library, which can recognize songs using a small recorded fragment. For Cython to consume yaacrl correctly, we need to “teach” it about the API using `cdef extern It is convenient to put such declarations in *.pxd files. One of the first features of Cython that I find extremely useful — aliasing. With aliasing, we can use names like Storage or Fingerprint for Python classes without shadowing original C++ classes. Implementing a wrapper: pyaacrl - The most common way to wrap a C++ class is to use Extension types. As an extension type a just a C struct, it can have an underlying C++ class as a field and act as a proxy to it. Cython documentation has a whole page dedicated to the pitfalls of “Using C++ in Cython.” Distribution is hard, but there is a tool that is designed specifically for such needs: scikit-build. PyBind11 too Brian #2: tbump : bump software releases suggested by Sephi Berry limits the manual process of updating a project version tbump init 1.2.2 initializes a tbump.toml file with customizable settings --pyproject will append to pyproject.toml instead tbump 1.2.3 will patch files: wherever the version listed (optional) run configured commands before commit failing commands stop the bump. commit the changes with a configurable message add a version tag push code push tag (optional) run post publish command Tell you what it's going to do before it does it. (can opt out of this check) pretty much everything is customizable and configurable. I tried this on a flit based project. Only required one change # For each file to patch, add a [[file]] config # section containing the path of the file, relative to the # tbump.toml location. [[file]] src = "pytest_srcpaths.py" search = '__version__ = "{current_version}"' cool example of a pre-commit check: # [[before_commit]] # name = "check changelog" # cmd = "grep -q {new_version} Changelog.rst" Will #3: Closember by Matthias Bussonnier Michael #4: scikit learn goes 1.0 via Brian Skinn The library has been stable for quite some time, releasing version 1.0 is recognizing that and signalling it to our users. Features: Keyword and positional arguments - To improve the readability of code written based on scikit-learn, now users have to provide most parameters with their names, as keyword arguments, instead of positional arguments. Spline Transformers - One way to add nonlinear terms to a dataset's feature set is to generate spline basis functions for continuous/numerical features with the new SplineTransformer. Quantile Regressor - Quantile regression estimates the median or other quantiles of Y conditional on X Feature Names Support - When an estimator is passed a pandas' dataframe during fit, the estimator will set a feature_names_in_ attribute containing the feature names. A more flexible plotting API Online One-Class SVM Histogram-based Gradient Boosting Models are now stable Better docs Brian #5: Using devpi as an offline PyPI cache Jason R. Coombs This is the devpi tutorial I've been waiting for. Single machine local server mirror of PyPI (mirroring needs primed), usable in offline mode. $ pipx install devpi-server $ devpi-init $ devpi-server now in another window, prime the cache by grabbing whatever you need, with the index redirected (venv) $ export PIP_INDEX_URL=http://localhost:3141/root/pypi/ (venv) $ pip install pytest, ... then you can restart the server anytime, or even offline $ devpi-server --offline tutorial includes examples, proving how simple this is. Will #6: PyPi command line Extras Brian: I've started using pyenv on my Mac just for downloading Python versions. Verdict still out if I like it better than just downloading from pytest.org. Also started using Starship with no customizations so far. I'd like to hear from people if they have nice Starship customizations I should try. vscode.dev is a thing, announcement just today Michael: PyCascades Call for Proposals is currently open Got your M1 Max? Prediction: Tools like Crossover for Windows apps will become more of a thing. Will: GIL removal https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/18CXhDb1ygxg-YXNBJNzfzZsDFosB5e6BfnXLlejd9l0/mobilebasic?urp=gmail_link https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/872869/0e62bba2db51ec7a/ vscode.dev Joke: The torture never stops IE (“Safari”) Eating Glue

KGO 810 Podcast
October 19, 2021: John Rothmann - Should the Supreme Court be expanded?

KGO 810 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 40:46


Proposals to expand the size of the Supreme Court are facing skepticism from some members of the commission that President Biden appointed to consider overhauling the federal judiciary. But there is something closer to a consensus that imposing term limits on the justices is worth exploring. “Commissioners are divided on whether court expansion would be wise,” one draft paper said. “The risks of court expansion are considerable, including that it could undermine the very goal of some of its proponents of restoring the court's legitimacy.” “Recent polls suggest that a majority of the public does not support court expansion,” the paper said. “And as even some supporters of court expansion acknowledged during the commission's public hearings, the reform — at least if it were done in the near term and all at once — would be perceived by many as a partisan maneuver.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
October 19, 2021: John Rothmann - Should the Supreme Court be expanded?

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 40:46


Proposals to expand the size of the Supreme Court are facing skepticism from some members of the commission that President Biden appointed to consider overhauling the federal judiciary. But there is something closer to a consensus that imposing term limits on the justices is worth exploring. “Commissioners are divided on whether court expansion would be wise,” one draft paper said. “The risks of court expansion are considerable, including that it could undermine the very goal of some of its proponents of restoring the court's legitimacy.” “Recent polls suggest that a majority of the public does not support court expansion,” the paper said. “And as even some supporters of court expansion acknowledged during the commission's public hearings, the reform — at least if it were done in the near term and all at once — would be perceived by many as a partisan maneuver.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
Will rural TDs back the proposals in the carbon budget

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 6:38


Cian McCormack speaks to backbenchers from various parties to see if they can support the proposed cuts to the Ag sector.

Master Deal Maker Secrets
Episode 135 - How to Work Out If You Will Win the Business

Master Deal Maker Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 10:21


Visit http://JohnBlakeAudio.com to Learn How to DOUBLE Your Enquiry-to-Sale Conversion with The Lead Flow You Already Have. Today we're going to talk about how you can find out if you are in the front running position to win a sale.   Here's the scenario; you have been contacted by somebody, and they have requested that you send through some sort of a proposal. You're trying to work out whether this is worth your time or whether you are doing what's sometimes referred to as the bad singles dance, lining up only to be compared on price and commoditised.   I find extremely interesting that about 95% of request for proposals go absolutely nowhere. The way that this typically goes down is someone says, “okay, we need to talk to x type person, we need to get somebody in to do this particular job”, or “we need to call somebody and buy this particular product”.  What happens most of the time is that this is tasked to an executive assistant, a lower-level type employee, or a middle manager, etc. The list of people who could be tasked with that particular job is pretty long, but the important thing to consider here is, what are they going to do to complete such a task?  Firstly, they're going to say, “who did we buy from last time?” They're going to ring that person and say, “Hey, I know we dealt with you guys last time, can you send us a quote for x, y, z?”  But here is where things get complicated because in most cases, the instruction that they would have been given is to get three quotes. So, now what are they going to do? They've got the person who did the work last time, and now they've got to get two other quotes, probably by doing a Google search.  So, the question that you should ask is how do you know if you are actually in the front running? Or if you are just window dressing for the person that they're going to choose anyway?   Listen to this episode to learn how you can identify whether you are just wasting your time, or whether you are actually being considered as the primary option. I know this is going to be incredibly valuable for you, and honestly, I can't believe I haven't talked about this previously because being able to make this distinction will save you a lot of time, money, and stress when doing business.  To DOUBLE your lead-to-sale CONVERSION with the leads you already have, go to http://JohnBlakeAudio.com for his exclusive, free, no-fluff, audio training and companion PDF guide. Inside you'll get word-for-word email follow-up templates, phone scripts, and more that you can put to use today.

The Becky and Cam Hotline
Food Secrets w/ Alexei Toliopoulos

The Becky and Cam Hotline

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 48:14


Fast food! Unrequited love! Proposals! Alexei Toliopoulos (Total Reboot, Finding Drago/Desperado) joins Becky Lucas and Cameron James for a p-cast that has it all. Follow us on Instagram: @beckylucas__ @iamcameronjames @thisisalexei Subscribe to Cam's YouTube for p-cast videos & stand up here Listen to Alexei on Total Reboot HERE  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Wise Investor Group - Baird
Observations on How the Infrastructure Bill Proposals Might Affect You

The Wise Investor Group - Baird

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 42:19


Though the infrastructure bill is still just a proposal and continues to be negotiated at this point, rumor and conjecture offer glimpses into how the wind is blowing for income tax rates, capital gains tax rates, Roth IRA conversions, and estate tax limits.  In today's show, Greg explores how some of these rule changes, if enacted, could affect you and what to do about it.

Connections with Evan Dawson
Connections: Discussing NYS ballot proposals 2, 3, and 4

Connections with Evan Dawson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 52:04


Voters in New York will see five proposals on the ballot this Election Day. Two relate to voting rights and one pertains to clean air and water. What do voters need to know? And what impact would the proposals have, if passed? We discuss these questions with our guests: Assemblymember Jen Lunsford (D) , District 135 Peter Iwanowicz , executive director of Environmental Advocates NY Lisa Nicolay , Republican commissioner for the Monroe County Board of Elections

Future of Tax
Global Minimum Tax – Latest developments of the Pillar One and Pillar Two proposals

Future of Tax

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 24:32


Melissa Geiger, Global Head of Strategic Corporates for Tax & Legal Services for KPMG International and Partner with KPMG in the UK, and Manal Corwin, Principal-in-charge for KPMG's Washington National Tax Practice with KPMG in the US and Global Tax Policy Leader for the Americas region, discuss the emerging agreement around the establishment of a Global Minimum Tax, coming out of the Pillar One and Pillar Two work of the OECD.

Thick & Thin
Pizza Proposals & Instagram

Thick & Thin

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 49:30


Fall is officially here! And in this episode of Thick & Thin, we get all warm and fuzzy as I tell the cutest and possibly strangest wedding proposals stories — from pizza sponsorships to celebrity accounts and real-life rom-com moments.  // Follow me on IG: instagram.com/katybellotte // Sources: https://www.brides.com/story/the-best-celebrity-proposal-stories Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Elvis Duran Presents: The 15 Minute Morning Show

We get to hear the stories from Froggy's story , Brody has trouble connecting and we talk about Squid Games. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Rebel Entrepreneur with Alan Donegan
Writing Proposals That Convert

Rebel Entrepreneur with Alan Donegan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 46:18


There is an art to writing proposals that convert to sales. As you build your business and work to get more clients you are going to be asked to write proposals. Whether it is through Fiverr, Upwork, People Per Hour, or in real life you are going to have to develop the skills to create proposals that convert to sales, dollars, or pounds in your pocket. Patrick has just become self-employed and is trying to win business, and in this episode Alan goes through the major elements of a proposal and when to send them.