Japan explains yen selling strategy

first_img John Dunne Japan explains yen selling strategy Japan will try to dispel international criticism of its yen-selling intervention by highlighting the damaging impact of the currency’s climb on an economy mired in deflation, the finance minister said.Japan’s solo foray into currency markets, its first in six years, sparked fears other nations might follow suit to prop up sagging exports and that such competitive devaluations could prove lethal to the slackening global economic recovery.Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who has retained his post in a cabinet reshuffle, told a news conference that even though he was aware of such concerns Tokyo was ready to act again if confronted with rapid currency moves.The first opportunity to explain Tokyo’s actions may come next week when Prime Minister Naoto Kan will meet President Barack Obama in New York on 23 September on the sidelines of a U.N. General Assembly meeting, Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported on Friday.In its biggest one-day operation, Tokyo offloaded up to 1.86 trillion yen (13.8 billion pounds), money market data suggests, after the currency jumped to another 15-year high against the dollar, threatening to derail Japan’s tentative economic upturn.Noda said the yen’s rapid rise – which he said was deviating from the economy’s fundamentals – was the reason Tokyo intervened in currency markets, and that he had no specific currency levels in mind when deciding whether to intervene.“I’m aware that there are various opinions. But Japan’s stance is that a prolonged yen rise is undesirable as the economy remains in a severe situation with ongoing deflation. It is important to consistently explain our stance to the international community,” Noda told reporters after a cabinet meeting.Jean-Claude Juncker, chairman of euro zone finance ministers and Luxembourg’s prime minister, has said that Japan’s unilateral intervention to weaken its currency was not welcomed and that the euro zone had told Japan of its disapproval.With the market wary of pushing the dollar down too far against the yen after Tokyo’s action, the dollar was steady around 85.80 yen on Friday, 3 yen above Wednesday’s 15-year low of 82.87 yen.“It seems that Japan has shifted its argument to focus more on deflation and less on exporters,” said Kimihiko Tomita, head of foreign exchange at State Street Bank & Trust Co in Tokyo.A strong yen weighs on Japanese exporters’ profits and makes it harder for Tokyo to end the long spell of falling prices that dampens consumer demand and discourages corporate investment.The Bank of Japan has refrained from draining the extra funds released into the banking system via foreign currency purchases, effectively further easing monetary conditions by boosting the amount of money circulating in the market.Still, economists expect the impact to be limited given that the central bank’s benchmark interest rate is already near zero and corporate demand for loans is weak.The central bank did not conduct a money market operation Friday morning, boosting cash that commercial banks park at the central bank by around 2 trillion yen to about 17.1 trillion yen and pushing the overnight call rate slightly below the 0.1 per cent policy target as a result Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Friday 17 September 2010 2:49 am whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Share whatsapplast_img read more

IBIA sees decline in suspicious betting alerts for Q3

first_imgSports betting IBIA sees decline in suspicious betting alerts for Q3 Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 23rd October 2019 | By contenteditor The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has reported a year-on-year decline in suspicious betting alerts during the third quarter, with tennis again generating the most alerts for the period. The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has reported a 30% year-on-year decline in suspicious betting alerts for the three months ended 30 September, 2019.A total of 50 alerts were registered across six different sports, meaning the period was relatively level with the second quarter of this year when the IBIA processed 51 alerts, but significantly lower than Q3 2018, when 72 alerts were filed.Tennis again generated the highest number of alerts during the period with a total of 30, which was 20% more than in Q2 but 40% lower than the prior year when 50 alerts were filed for the sport.With 138 alerts generated for tennis in 2019 to date, this represents a 25% year-on-year decline in the 184 cases flagged by 30 September 2019. The IBIA put this down to a reduction in alerts at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tour level.Football ranked second with 15 alerts, ahead of basketball with two alerts, while beach volleyball, table tennis and horseracing all had one alert each.Europe was responsible for the majority of alerts, with a total of 21 processed in Q3. Tennis accounted for 13 reports in Europe, with football second on six alerts, then horseracing and table tennis with one apiece.Asia placed behind Europe with 18 alerts, eight of which were from tennis, seven from football, two in basketball and a single alert from beach volleyball.South America had five alerts in Q3 – three from tennis and two from football – while North America’s four alerts all came from tennis. Two tennis alerts were also filed in Africa, both of which originated in Morocco.Sports betting integrity monitoring body IBIA has been running under its current name since rebranding from ESSA in June. At the time, the organisation said the name aims to highlight the operator-funded body’s international focus and the role it plays in raising awareness of betting-related integrity issues worldwide. Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group Limited is an independent media house with operations in East and Central Africa. The company publishes and distributes a selection of printed newspapers and magazines and owns and runs radio and television broadcasting channels. Nation Media Group also produces digital media which accessible to private and public sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The company aims to create and promote content which informs, educates and entertains its target markets across different media platforms. The media group was founded in 1959 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Former England flyhalf Paul Grayson discusses world rugby’s best number tens

first_imgWednesday Jul 22, 2015 Former England flyhalf Paul Grayson discusses world rugby’s best number tens Paul Grayson played 32 times for England in a Test career that spanned 9 years and included a World Cup winners medal in 2003. Here he shares his thoughts on who is the best flyhalf in the world, and which halfback combinations are likely to excite him at the 2015 RWC.View more videos, news and other bits on England RugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error England Rugby Related Articles 42 WEEKS AGO The Dylan Hartley Eddie Jones saga shows… 43 WEEKS AGO IT’S FINALLY TIME: All you need to know ahead… 46 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones responds and explains thought… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Social Housing Tower Of 75 Units In Europa Square / Roldán + B…

first_imgProducts used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeFundermaxExterior Architectural Panels – Max Compact ExteriorText description provided by the architects. The tower E.I.O.5 is a project of social housing promoted by INCASOL and it is located in a new central zone known as Plaça Europa (Europa Square). The Europa Square, according to Albert Viaplana’s Project, it is shaped as the last nude in Llobregat’s direction of the squares se- quence that, approximately each kilometer, marking the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes. Save this picture!via Jordi SurrocaThe urban model of the Europa Square is a generous public space opened to each side of Gran Via which concentrates, with other buildings, 26 towers of tertiary and residential uses, publics and privates, between 15 and 20 floors. Tower 5 is located in the farthest crown from the Gran Via which runs half- undergrounded. For all the buildings of this last ring, most of them public housing promoted by different clients, distribution laws in the master planning fix a maximum floor dimension of 24×24 m, as well as height in which should be located the first floor structure and the crowing point of the towers. Save this picture!via Jordi SurrocaThe piece we had built was an object of public client’s competition in February 2005. In our proposal rescaling the tower according to its position as a piece in the limit with the consolidate fabric of Hospitalet trying to visualize with the building a movement between Europa Square and the blocks of 5 floors that form the surrounding. Grouping together floors from 3 to 3, the image of the tower, perceived in some kind of cinematographic long plan, could approximate to a building of 5 floors of height. Consequently the scale of the windows, according to that law of grouping them, is also transforming in frames of 10 meters height and different thickness. In order to be more accurate, the facade and windows, this last ones with a sequential number and modulated in pieces with similar dimensions to a door (0.8 x 2,10 m), succeeding in different planes with a depth that range between 50 cm and 1,2 meter and emphasises the concept of big inverted tribunes. In each section of the tower the first floor of every serial of 3 is a balcony. Save this picture!via Jordi SurrocaAs some of the images in a “short plane” we have done for the competition show us, this frames avoid vertigo impression because between the interior and the outside of the apartment there is always an intermediate element: balconies, jambs, or the lintels of this big holes. The election of the elements for the facade’s assembly has been done paying attention to a comparative study of several constructive solutions which evaluated the origin of already recycled materials, its natural origin and the capacity for being recycled at the end of its useful life. Likewise, was also valuated the expense of fabrication energy and the recovered politics of the surplus energy genera- ted during the production process. Materially, the facade is constructed with a sheet of 8 mm of thickness of high pressure laminate panels hanging of hidden structure of recycled aluminium perfiles. Black frames are made of aluminium composite panels 4mm of thickness which brings equal resistance with a lower weight per m2 to any other material with the same features. Save this picture!via Jordi SurrocaResuming, all materials used in the tower’s construction are 100% recyclable and specifically the ones used in the facade come from a 65% and 100% already recycled materials. The tower is set in floor plane as two towers with T form circulation corridor and two scales in the extremes across the one illuminates the interior in the circulation zone. Every tower has two apartments of 69 m2 in the extremes and one of 56 m2 in the central position. Totally, the program is of 75 units. In this project, the apartment unit’s distribution begins in the 14th floor and keeps descending so the compacted residential volume from the superior floor releases a space of 3 levels height with a T form in the access. This piece, generous in volume and “sober” in measures and finishing materials, in its longest dimension it ends being a street with accesses in the extremes and has unusual dimensions for the building’s entrance hall of usual public housing buildings. Save this picture!via Jordi SurrocaWe think that big frames of the facades as well as the space of the entrance hall, work like intermediate spaces of relation, shaping the community scale, between the individual and private scale of the houses and the public city scale.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Jaume Fuster Library / Josep Llinás and Joan VeraArticlesShadowboxing Exhibition / Slowscape CollectiveArticlesProject locationAddress:Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Social Housing Architects: Roldán + Berengué Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/130267/social-housing-tower-of-75-units-in-europa-square-roldan-berengue Clipboard Photographs:  Jordi Surroca Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/130267/social-housing-tower-of-75-units-in-europa-square-roldan-berengue Clipboard Manufacturers: FunderMax Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Spain CopySocial Housing•Barcelona, Spain CopyAbout this officeRoldán + BerenguéOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingBarcelonaHousingSpainPublished on April 25, 2011Cite: “Social Housing Tower Of 75 Units In Europa Square / Roldán + Berengué” 25 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  7660 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Photographs Social Housing Tower Of 75 Units In Europa Square / Roldán + BerenguéSave this projectSaveSocial Housing Tower Of 75 Units In Europa Square / Roldán + Berengué Save this picture!via Jordi Surroca+ 14 Share Social Housing Tower Of 75 Units In Europa Square / Roldán + Berengué ArchDaily Projects 2010last_img read more

Northwest Art House / Olson Kundig

first_img United States Olson Kundig 2015 “COPY” Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider+ 21Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903850/northwest-art-house-olson-kundig Clipboard Projects Houses CopyHouses, Sustainability•Seattle, United States Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903850/northwest-art-house-olson-kundig Clipboardcenter_img Northwest Art House / Olson Kundig Contractor:Schultz MillerProject Team:Jim Olson, William Franklin, Naho Ukeda, Crystal Coleman, Charlie Hellstern, Cristina Acevedo, Irina BokovaCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel Beaulac“The owners were quite generous with the design of their home – they built it for themselves, but also to support the larger art community of which they are a part.” –Jim Olson, Design PrincipalSave this picture!PlanAn interest in community and a love of art defines this couple and their Lake Washington home. Passionate art patrons, the clients requested that their extensive collection of glass, sculpture and two-dimensional art, mostly by Northwest masters, inspire their home’s design. The collection takes center stage and fills the home. The main floor is organized with a long spine from which the living, dining, family and kitchen areas flow. Art also links the indoors and outdoors, as exterior sculptures and custom glass pieces that delineate the home’s entrance draw visitors inside, through the home and to the waterfront terrace and lawn on the other side. Windows throughout offer sweeping views of Lake Washington from the inside, while also framing exterior views of the artwork within. This transparency creates a sense of openness and unity that balances the couple’s densely displayed art collection with nature, lake and sky.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThe expansiveness of the views and the proximity to Lake Washington make the house feel almost like a houseboat floating on water. The clients requested that the 10,000-square-foot home be oriented so as to preserve a view corridor to Lake Washington for their closest neighbors. The resulting perpendicular orientation creates an outdoor room that includes a cabana building with showers and an orchid hothouse, a covered wood-fired pizza oven and open-air cooking space, and a garden in which both food-bearing and flowering plants enliven the landscape. A green roof with sedum and rooftop solar panels was specified to meet the clients’ environmental concerns.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderA dedication to sharing their art with other collectors and artists motivated the couple to incorporate flexible features throughout the home for entertaining, including sliding panels for closing off private areas and emphasizing the central art corridor where guests can linger during gatherings. The main floor of the home primarily consists of spaces for family and guests, while bedrooms and small living spaces are located above.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzProject gallerySee allShow lessT.ETERNO Restaurant / Nazodesign StudioSelected ProjectsLine 6 Santiago Metro Stations / IDOMSelected Projects Share Area:  10000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Benjamin Benschneider, Aaron Leitz Photographs Northwest Art House / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveNorthwest Art House / Olson Kundig Year:  Lead Architects: ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilitySeattleUnited StatesPublished on October 15, 2018Cite: “Northwest Art House / Olson Kundig” 15 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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World Book Day

 11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 March 2000 | News World Book Day Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. It is World Book Day today. Ever wondered what the most popular books about charity and philanthropy are? Find out by perusing Amazon.co.uk’s Charity and Philanthropy Bestsellers. read more

£1,500 for the most creative church fundraising idea

first_img Howard Lake | 24 March 2007 | News Church property insurer Ecclesiastical Insurance is offering cash prizes for the 12 most innovative church fundraising ideas.The competition is open to churches of all denominations. Ecclesiastical is offering a first prize of £1,500 and second and third prizes of £750 and £500 respectively. Nine runners up will receive £100 each.The 12 finalists will also be featured in Ecclesiastical’s 2008 calendar. As a result the best ideas will be promoted nationwide. Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Awardscenter_img £1,500 for the most creative church fundraising idea To enter the competition, churches must explain what they are raising funds for, how they have organised a fundraising team, and what unusual ideas they have used to attract interest and support from the local community.The deadline for entries is 31 May 2007. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Commission consults on charity tax reliefs

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  127 total views,  1 views today Advertisement The Charity Tax CommissionThe Charity Tax Commission was launched in October 2017 and is supported by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).The commission is chaired by Sir Nicholas Montagu, former chair of the Inland Revenue. He is supported by six other commissioners with extensive charity, economic and fiscal policy expertise. The Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs are acting as observers on the commission.Sir Nicholas has blogged today about the work of the commission.He said: “It’s 20 years since the last review of how the tax system treats charities, and a lot has changed since then. So it’s time for a fresh look, and we want to hear from a wide range of people with experience and expertise in the field about what changes they think are needed. This is not about throwing money at the sector. It’s about using the public money that’s already there to make the system work more effectively for charities and their beneficiaries.”Alongside the consultation, the commission will also be holding a series of public evidence-gathering meetings across the UK during the consultation period.The call for evidence will close on 6 July 2018 at 5pm. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: Finance HMRC tax tax-effective givingcenter_img  128 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Howard Lake | 15 March 2018 | News Commission consults on charity tax reliefs The first systematic review of charity tax reliefs in over 20 years is underway following the Charity Tax Commission’s launch of its public consultation.The review will examine the role charities play in society, and seek to identify ways to improve the efficiency and efficacy of the current system. Over 16 weeks it will accept evidence on whether and how the tax treatment of charities needs to be reformed.Charities receive around £3.7 billion a year in tax reliefs each year. These range from business rates relief, social investment tax relief, and gift aid to VAT exemption and inheritance tax relief.Anyone with relevant knowledge, expertise or experience of charitable tax reliefs in the UK is invite to submit their evidence. This could include charities, donors, academics, think tanks, representative bodies, accountants, philanthropy and financial advisers and tax professionals.Unless respondents indicate to the contrary, it will be assumed that they have no objection to their response being made public.Impact of tax and transparencyPart of the focus of the Commission is to understand how current tax treatment directs or affects the activities of charities and encourages, or otherwise, certain behaviour.It is also seeking views on ways to increase transparency of charities in handling and spending public money without significantly increasing the administrative burden on charities.last_img read more

Petition says ‘Treat prisoners with hep C’

first_imgA coalition of groups is collecting signatures on an appeal to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf “to see to it that everyone with the hep C virus should get the cure — those in prison, too.” The organizations are all active in the movement to free renowned political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is suffering from the effects of the hepatitis C virus, as are thousands of other prisoners. An estimated 22.1 percent of women and 12.8 percent of men in New York State prisons are infected with HCV, according to the Women in Prison Project. Signed cards and letters will be delivered to Wolf’s office at the end of a protest march in Philadelphia on Friday, April 22.To Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf:We call on you to make the cure for hepatitis C possible for thousands of Pennsylvanians infected with this virus, including up to 10,000 in Pennsylvania prisons and 45,000 in Philadelphia. There is a cure that is 95 percent effective, but Gilead Sciences charges up to $94,500 for the 12-week-long treatment with Sovaldi or Harvoni. Thousands are being denied the hep C cure by Medicaid, the Veterans Administration, personal medical insurers and the PA Department of Corrections. In 2015, while many people were suffering and dying from cirrhosis or cancer of the liver because they didn’t have the means to pay the steep price for the cure, Gilead made an obscene $17 billion in profits.As we informed you in petitions last year, political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal almost died from hepatitis C complications. The DOC spent over $160,000 treating Abu-Jamal’s hep C symptoms but refuses to provide him with the available cure. The cost of the DOC’s refusal to cure the disease when first detected is not only immeasurable in suffering and loss of lives of state prisoners but leads to higher financial expenses as the disease is allowed to develop into cirrhosis or cancer of the liver. We ask you to make the DOC’s hep C protocol a guide for treatment and eradication of HCV, not a manual for the denial of care. Prisoners with untreated hep C unknowingly bring this deadly disease back to their communities — often to neighborhoods with poor access to quality health care.HCV is a greater threat to Pennsylvania residents than HIV, Ebola or Zika. Countries such as Egypt and India are providing the hep C cure to their patients for a tiny fraction of the cost in this country. Why not Pennsylvania? Governor Wolf, it is your job to see to it that everyone with the hep C virus should get the cure — those in prison, too.For prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal, untreated hepatitis C is a death sentence. The Pennsylvania DOC’s refusal to fully treat Abu-Jamal and other prisoners is a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Eighth Amendment prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment. In light of the PA DOC’s refusal to provide the cure to HCV, we therefore call on you to release Mumia Abu-Jamal and all other prisoners needlessly suffering from untreated hepatitis C.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more