Experts said Wednesday that only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fishermen and the last line of defense for the smallest and most endangered porpoise in the world. Jorge Urban, a biology professor at the Baja California Sur University, said the 22 vaquitas were heard over a network of acoustic monitors. That was in fact higher than many had expected; some had estimated as little as 15 would remain in the Gulf, also known as the Sea of Cortez, the only place in the world where the vaquita marina is found. It may be a sign the vaquita is holding on, and what is keeping it alive is a thin line of defenders: Every night 22 volunteer crew members from ships operated by the environmentalist group Sea Shepherd go out to search the upper Gulf for hidden gill nets that catch prized — but protected — totoaba fish and drown vaquitas. It is increasingly dangerous work. Over the last month, the Sea … [Read more...] about Sad News: Mexico Says Only 22 Vaquita Porpoises Remain
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Paul Farhi, The Washington Post Published 2:54 pm PST, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 An attendee fills out a contact form for jobs with Buzzfeed Inc. during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 8, 2018. BuzzFeed laid off 15 percent of its operation last week and is said to be exploring merger opportunities. less An attendee fills out a contact form for jobs with Buzzfeed Inc. during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 8, 2018. BuzzFeed laid off 15 percent of its operation last week and is said ... more Photo: Patrick T. Fallon, Bloomberg Photo: Patrick T. Fallon, Bloomberg Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 An attendee fills out a contact form for jobs with Buzzfeed Inc. during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles on … [Read more...] about An end of salad days for digital news?
The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC has named Vance Brown, founder and chairman of Cherwell Software and CEO of the National Cybersecurity Center, as 2018 Business Citizen of the Year, its top award.Brown and two partners started Cherwell in 2004 to come up with software that would help keep computers, networks and other information technology equipment running properly. The company has grown to 480 employees, including 280 at its headquarters in the InterQuest business park, and has landed investments of more than $220 million from private equity giant KKR.He also became CEO of the cybersecurity center last year and led a shift in its role from a membership-based fire department for computer hacks suffered by small businesses into a self-supporting think tank for online security. He also has expanded the nonprofit’s annual symposium with big-name speakers that attracted twice as many participants this year.Brown and his wife donated $100,000 to start an accelerator in … [Read more...] about Cherwell Software founder named business citizen of year by Colorado Springs chamber
NEW YORK — Small business owners interested in buying insurance through an association health plan should tread as carefully as they would with any kind of health care coverage. Labor Department rules that began phasing in Sept. 1 make it possible for sole proprietors and partners to join AHPs, something they couldn't do under the Affordable Care Act. But there are still many unknowns about these plans — for example, whether the new rules will survive a lawsuit brought by 11 states and Washington, D.C., that claims they allow insurance to be sold that's in violation of federal law. The rules allow very small companies to band together and act as a large company, and large companies are exempt from some of the Affordable Care Act's coverage requirements. Some tips for owners who are considering AHP coverage: — Start with a broker or consultant. Health insurance brokers and human resources or benefits consultants know the available options — including whether a … [Read more...] about Interested in association health plans? Here are some tips
Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 11:43 am PDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 photo, Melissa Perlman, owner of BlueIvy Communications, a public relations and communications agency, poses for a photo in Delray Beach, Fla. Perlman hasn’t been able to afford insurance for her staffers since starting her public relations company, BlueIvy Communications, in 2011. She’s interested in the potential association health plan, or AHP, being considered by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce; the southern Florida group recently began surveying members about their interest in an AHP. less In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 photo, Melissa Perlman, owner of BlueIvy Communications, a public relations and communications agency, poses for a photo in Delray Beach, Fla. Perlman hasn’t been able to ... more Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, … [Read more...] about Business owners can team up on insurance, if state allows it