Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Banks ReddIt Facebook Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Facebook Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Previous articleOpen House Episode 10: Wyatt WatersNext articleTCU and UNTHSC develop COVID-19 research group Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Horoscope: April 29, 2021 + posts Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Twitter Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Linkedin printA baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Aries until 5:19 p.m., when the Moon enters Taurus.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 30, 2020:Multitalented, gutsy and attentive, you often work in the service of a cause. This year, spend more time and energy on yourself and keep in mind the larger picture. You become top of your field. If single, prepare for a time of excitement and intensity in love, even when playing the field. If attached, your brightest love cycle is this year. Your partner is also successful. TAURUS never lets you go.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★A fiery natural leader who is quick to act and speak, Aries keeps life moving. Each new day brings a fresh start, a time to welcome a myriad of novel possibilities. Love prospects and great opportunities abound today. Tonight: In wonderment at your good fortune.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★Dreams reflect and provide insights concerning your path. Be aware of how repeating habits and patterns affect your life’s path for good or ill. Examine the past if you would know the future. Tonight: Invoke an angel or spirit guide for assistance and protection.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Today offers a marvelous cycle for professional networking. Call up old friends with whom you haven’t spoken to in eons. Politics, community activities and new friendships link to long-term goals. Tonight: You feel it all dropping into place and coming together.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★★Express creative ideas at work. It’s a wonderful day to combine business with pleasure. One who admires you can offer a valuable recommendation leading to a promotion. Place a small potted pine tree in your workspace. Tonight: It will promote growth and stability.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★Projects that were once laborious are easier to complete today. Make a social occasion of doing chores by asking for a friend’s assistance. Your creativity is blossoming. Trust your hunches and reach out to those who can help you. Tonight: A touch of magic.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Both business and personal relationships reach a turning point. Hidden factors are revealed to change your opinions and perspective. Detective and research skills serve you well. Problems and arguments are resolved. Tonight: An early night’s sleep for the detective.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★You greet the day with a volatile and intense relationship situation in progress. Meditate on whether to hold on or to just let go and move forward. A matter can be resolved in your favor. Tonight: A make-up date.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★Revel in the success someone close to you enjoys. Then the rest of today is just for you. The magic of extra sleep. Drink fluids to detoxify the body. Try foot baths or steep healing herbs in your bath water. Tonight: Pampering day becomes pampering night.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★You are a wandering free spirit in matters of the heart, even if completely attached. Your romantic needs are evolving. Today initiates some unexpected developments in love, perhaps a change in the status of a relationship. Tonight: People appreciate your creativity and breezy personality.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★★Modernization of your surroundings might be pleasing. A new theme or home remodeling project appears. The sale or purchase of property could pave the way to financial freedom. A family member’s contribution or advice brings welcome financial assistance. Tonight: Relax.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Today finds you especially talkative and promises an interesting daily schedule punctuated by numerous messages and outings. The stars favor a focus on planning and correspondence. Embrace future travel opportunities too. Tonight: Catching up with a sibling or a neighbor.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★You experience some frustration linked to money matters today. Go over everything with a fine-tooth comb, and consider new strategies for enhancing your finances and your security. Talk with an elderly female family member. Tonight: Be adaptable and economize. Don’t let yourself splurge.Born today: Artist Alfred Sisley (1839), director Louis Malle (1932), model/activist Ashley Graham (1987) Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/
Among President Donald Trump’s 10 special guests for his address to a joint session of Congress last Tuesday was Notre Dame sophomore Megan Crowley.Crowley has Pompe disease, a rare genetic disease that progressively weakens muscles, and in honor of Rare Disease Day, the president invited her and her father — John F. Crowley, the CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that works to find treatments for rare diseases — to be recognized in front of the entire nation. Editor’s note: Crowley spoke to The Observer with the assistance of her nurse, Deborah Larsen, who is quoted below.“Her dad has been very active in his company, trying to develop medications for different rare diseases, not just the one that Megan has,” Larsen said. “The president actually wanted to meet somebody with a rare disease.”Even after the Trump administration reached out to Crowley through her father, she could not fully process the “unexpected” invitation until she was waiting in line to meet the president, Larsen said.“She cried. It wasn’t even an anticipated thing,” Larsen said. “It was totally out of the blue. It didn’t even feel real until she was in line in front of the Oval Office, waiting to meet the president. She didn’t even feel like it was real because it was such an unexpected thing. This is the president.”Crowley said upon meeting the president and telling him what an honor it was to be his guest, he responded that it was an honor for him to meet her. Larsen said in addition to meeting Trump, Crowley was introduced to first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.“[She] met him, he talked to [her] dad for like a minute or so and actually asked how he could help with the [Food and Drug Administration (FDA)] getting these medications further approved,” she said. “And while [her] dad was talking to the president, [she] met Mrs. Trump, who’s the nicest person. She’s gorgeous and she’s nice. And [she] didn’t know, but the vice president was also there. So she met the vice president.”The biggest honor of the experience for Crowley was understanding that Trump had wanted to meet her specifically, Larsen said.“It was definitely an honor, and not just an honor to meet the president, but to have the president want to meet [her] and to meet her family,” Larsen said. “She said she never would have imagined this in her wildest dreams.”University President Fr. John Jenkins also expressed his support for Crowley after she was honored at the president’s address to Congress, Larsen said.“The next day, Fr. John called her dad and expressed how proud he was of having her here at Notre Dame — how blessed he felt having her and her family [as] part of the Notre Dame community,” she said.Crowley hopes her recognition at the event will bring additional awareness and funding to rare diseases, Larsen said.“This also is good, she thinks, because it’s bringing awareness to more rare diseases and the struggle it is to get the medicine passed through the FDA,” she said. “Hopefully this will bring something into the future where somebody getting a diagnosis might not be fatal because you can’t get medication for it.”Because the problem of a lack of solutions for rare diseases such as Crowley’s is so extensive, Larsen said, Crowley hopes she and her family have been able to make a difference in shining a light on this issue in the United States through this experience.“[There are] 7,000 rare diseases,” Larsen said. “There are no cures. It was very important to her and to her family that this was something that, because of her meeting the president, might be something that’s brought to the forefront of medicine.”Tags: Megan Crowley, rare disease, Trump
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Source: BMF/WilkeHartwig Löger, Austrian finance ministerIn a speech in Vienna recently he stressed individual responsibility was needed to improve retirement provision, which for him included occupational pensions.“Private retirement saving will make more sense to people once they see in their workplace that this is a topic that needs to be thought about,” he said. The problem of a shrinking old-age dependency ratio is widely recognised in Austria, but the country still almost solely depends on a first pillar in which young people’s contributions are used to pay pensions.“We have an issue here but there is still a lot of ignorance on the subject among many politicians”, said Löger. “We need a clear, significant reform.”The conservative politician used to be on the management board of insurance company Uniqa before taking office in October last year on a Conservative Party ticket.A major adjustment for Austrian Pensionskassen might be the new longevity tables the domestic actuarial society has promised for July.No details of the new trends in demographic development have been made public yet. In line with the IORP II Directive the amendments to the PKG in Austria also increase requirements for “own risk assessments” and internal control in Pensionskassen.A consultation on the Austrian government’s proposal for implementing the Directive ends on 25 May.As noted by UK law firm Sackers, IORP II builds on the requirement for pension funds to invest in accordance with the “prudent person” rule and places considerable emphasis on improving governance and transparency in pension schemes. The new European Union legislation is set to come into effect on 1 January 2019.At the FMA experts are confident the Austrian Pensionskassen are prepared for the new world of more self-controlled risk taking.“A lot of the risk management requirements in the IORP II directive are already part of the Austrian pension fund legislation,” Helmut Ettl, chairman of the board at the FMA, told IPE after the supervisor’s annual press conference.The government is behind schedule when it comes to implementing another EU law, the Portability directive. It has yet to publish a proposal for incorporating this into national law. “We are already behind and are far from overfulfilling minimum standards in these areas,” said Thomas Wondrak, founder of consultancy konsequent wondrak. Finance minister urges ‘clear, significant reform’ Austrian finance minister Hartwig Löger, a member of the conservative party, has said he wants to include tax incentives for second pillar pensions in the tax reform scheduled for early 2019. This would be with his party’s coalition partner, the far-right FPÖ. Austrian Pensionskassen may no longer be subject to regulatory quantitative investment caps as a result of the country’s implementation of the IORP II Directive.The government’s proposal for amendments to PKG, the law governing Austrian pension funds, includes a complete shift to self-defined quantitative investment limits.Pensionskassen would have to set their own investment caps for all asset classes and file them with the Austrian regulator FMA.Their submission to the regulator would also have to specify measures for cases in which these limits were exceeded and other risk management features.