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Friday, August 31, 2018

波士頓添新組織 世界華僑總會8/28成立

世界華僑總會成立合影。(周菊子攝)

                        (
Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導) 逾百年來被稱為革命之母的華僑,在世界各地成立有數難以計,名稱不同的組織。828日,波士頓地區又成立了一個新的華僑組織,名為世界華僑總會
左起,陳任卓,黃立輝,黃官羨,黃海龍,阮鴻燦,黃周麗桃,
李銳浩等世界華僑總會首任主要幹部接受祥獅獻瑞。(周菊子攝)
            ,華僑協會總會理事長黃海龍與帝苑大酒樓前東主黃官羨應邀擔任名譽理事長,波士頓安良工商會共同會長黃立輝擔任理事長。四名副理事長分別為前任紐英崙中華公所主席,也是波士頓安良幹部的阮鴻燦,曾任至德三德公所美東副總理的黃周麗桃,欖城安良工商會的現任會長陳任卓,早任會長李銳浩。
             黃海龍早於1994年間,在波士頓擔任僑教中心主任,返台後曾歷任多職、再接任於1942年由中國國民黨元老吳鐵城博士在當年陪都重慶成立的華僑協會總會理事長,並連任迄今。
             致詞時,黃海龍透露了世界華僑總會的成立淵源。
黃海龍(中)送勉勵長軸給世界華僑總會理事長
黃立輝(左),副理事長阮鴻燦。(周菊子攝)
             今年四月,全美安良工商會在台灣舉行年會,僑委會請華僑協會總會接待一晚。席間,黃立輝與阮鴻燦表示,希望為華僑提供更多服務,並探問可否在波士頓成立華僑協會的分會。由於2002年8月28日已有梅佩凡成立華僑協會總會波士頓分會,擔任創會會長,現由曾任全美安良工商會元老的梅錫銳擔任現任會長,他們商量後,決定成立世界華僑總會
             黃立輝在致詞時特地強調,該會將是一個有世界各國華僑參與的全球性組織。他和黃海龍還簽署了"世界華僑總會華僑協會總會的"合作及友誼協議書
               大波士頓地區眾多僑團首長,這晚也紛紛應邀上台,獲頒一紙名譽理事證書。
            在波士頓成立的世界華僑總會"第一屆職員,除了名譽理事長黃海龍之外,目前全是波士頓及羅德島本地人,分別為理事長:黃立輝,副理事長:阮鴻燦、黃周麗桃、李銳浩、陳任卓,中文書記:黃納斯,英文書記:葉福文,財政:陳國航,核數:陳瑞欣,法律顧問:黃瑞瑜、黃澤堯。
                    席間,黃海龍還特地頒發一枚”僑光獎章給黃官羨,表揚他對華人社區的貢獻。
黃海龍(右),黃立輝(左)頒發榮譽證書給黃官羨(中)。(周菊子攝)
波士頓市議員愛德華費林(Ed Flynn)出席致詞,恭賀。(周菊子攝)
世界華僑總會也頒發了榮譽理事證書給陳毓禮。(周菊子攝)
全美安良工商會總理陳仕維(左)也獲頒一紙榮譽理事證書。依序為
黃立輝,黃周麗桃,黃納斯(周菊子攝)。
  
欖城安良工商會會長黃超炎(左二)率會員從羅德島州趕來與會。(周菊子攝)


黃海龍(左二)與陳任卓(右起),陳仕維,李銳浩都是舊識。(謝開明提供)

華埠牌樓電影節(圖片)













巴西瓦里台灣歌謠唱到波士頓(圖片)













玉山科協創意工作坊 (圖片)





MAYOR WALSH RELEASES FINANCIAL AUDIT OF STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS AT BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

MAYOR WALSH RELEASES FINANCIAL AUDIT OF STUDENT ACTIVITY ACCOUNTS AT BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BOSTON - Friday, August 31, 2018 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the findings of the independent audit conducted by Ernst & Young (EY) of student activity accounts at Boston Public Schools (BPS). The EY audit analyzed fund activity and use, assessed key internal controls and reviewed historical transactions at 118 schools in the BPS system, excluding the six Horace Mann Charter schools due to their autonomy, for School Years 2013 through 2018, or the past five years.

"Student activity accounts were launched in the early 1990s and, while they are in most of our schools in Boston, these accounts have never been audited or reviewed until now," Mayor Walsh said. "Trust, transparency and being fiscally responsible for the residents of Boston is what drives our priorities, and this in-depth review has allowed for the creation of substantial and comprehensive new policies and procedures. I want to thank our school leaders for their partnership in this review and for embracing these new guidelines as we begin the new school year."

EY was retained by the City of Boston following an audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that included a review of student activity accounts at 16 randomly chosen schools. Several operational changes were made at the City of Boston and BPS as a result of the IRS audit, including eliminating the use of local accounts, requiring all student activity funds to be held and managed through the City of Boston's financial system, enhancing controls and clearer communication to school leaders regarding the rules surrounding student activity accounts.

"The Boston School Committee is committed to implementing and upholding policies and practices to ensure all funds in the Boston Public Schools are safeguarded and being used appropriately," Boston School Committee Chairman Michael Loconto said. "We thank Mayor Walsh, BPS staff, and Ernst & Young for their continued cooperation and assessment of student activity accounts. The School Committee looks forward to reviewing the upcoming proposal to ensure stronger accounting practices in the district, and working with the Internal Audit Task Force that was approved by the Committee last winter to advance prudent fiscal oversight for our school system."

As EY's work was ongoing, the City of Boston and BPS took significant steps to address any potential risks uncovered by their review and ensure the proper policies and procedures were in place before the beginning of the school year. These actions are in addition to the changes already made in response to the IRS audit and include the following:
  • Created a Superintendent Policy and a Student Activity Account Operating Manual that provides a comprehensive set of rules and procedures for student activity fund management;
  • Drafted a policy that will be presented to the School Committee for approval in September that complies with all statutory and regulatory requirements for student activity accounts;
  • Provided comprehensive training on the new rules and procedures to school leaders in August that will be held annually by BPS;
  • Created a Master Agency Account that provides the necessary financial controls by requiring all student activity deposits and expenditures to be managed through the City of Boston's financial system; and,
  • In addition to including the Master Agency Account as part of the City of Boston's annual financial auditing process, put in place a requirement for operational audits that will be conducted at schools on a rotating basis by BPS to ensure ongoing compliance with all policies.  
     
EY also identified several specific control and procedural gaps that presented the highest potential risk, including those related to segregation of funding sources, expenditures and duties, tax reporting process, appropriateness of fund usage, cash collection and on-hand cash procedures. Each of these priority issues have been addressed through the new policies and operating manual, the Master Agency Account that requires all expenditures to go through the City of Boston's payment system, the new internal auditing process that will be implemented at BPS, new guidelines on maintaining appropriate documentation on the sources of funds, a stated procedure for the handling and reconciliation of funds prior to and after deposit and the elimination of local accounts.

"The structures and protocols we have implemented as a result of the EY audit will ensure that, going forward, student activity accounts are used to empower educators to provide BPS students with opportunities for well-rounded and engaging educational experiences in a transparent and thoughtful manner," Interim Superintendent Laura Perille said. "BPS is grateful to all those who participated in and worked on this important initiative to maintain sound fiscal stewardship over these modest but important components of spending in our schools."

The proposed School Committee policy will be presented to the Boston School Committee for approval at their meeting on September 12, 2018. The Student Activity Operating Manual and Superintendent Policy was presented to school leaders at the August Leadership Institute and can be found here.

Student activities are broadly defined to be co-curricular in nature, contingent on a fee or on external fundraising and for the sole benefit of students. BPS recognizes the following as student activities:

  • Socials, for instance a prom or student pizza party;
  • Special events, for instance a graduation or a Science Fair;
  • Field trips, for instance transportation costs or entry fees;
  • Approved student clubs, for instance student council or debate club;
  • Bookstores, only when the bookstore is run by students and proceeds will benefit students directly;
  • Athletics, only when funds are student-driven or student-initiated and proceeds will benefit students directly; and,
  • Certain miscellaneous, student-related activities.

EY spent three to five days at each school during their review and produced a summary of school specific findings in addition to their overall report. These school specific summaries are available online for further review by school leaders and the school community.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

恒生香港35指数納入藥明生物


药明生物成为唯一入选恒生香港35指数的生物制药公司


香港,2018830——为客户提供发现、开发及生产生物制剂端对端解决方案的全球领先开放式的生物制剂技术平台公司——药明生物技术有限公司(“药明生物”或“公司”,股票代码:2269.HK),今日欣然宣布获纳入恒生香港35指数,910日起生效。

“恒生香港35指数”由主要营业收入来自中国以外的市值最大的35家香港上市公司组成。业界认为,该指数是反映香港大型股公司表现的高投资性指数,具有低波动性的特点,是投资者有效分散风险的最佳配置之选。

此次入选,充分彰显了药明生物作为一家国际化企业,其业务足迹遍布全球各地。药明生物于今年上半年启动“全球化”战略布局,分别在爱尔兰、新加坡、美国、中国等地宣布产能扩张计划以进一步巩固全球领先的行业地位,打造更高、更宽、更深的生物制药技术和能力平台,助力全球合作伙伴加快和变革生物药的发现、开发及生产,造福广大病患。

这也是继去年九月被纳入恒生综合指数、恒生医疗保健指数、恒生环球综合指数,和今年三月被纳入恒生港股通指数、恒生港股通中小型股指数、恒生港股通香港公司指数及恒生港股通非AH股公司指数后,药明生物在季度审核中再次获纳入新的恒生指数。


WuXi Biologics Selected into the Hang Seng HK 35 Index

Hong Kong, August 30, 2018 WuXi Biologics (2269.HK), a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development and manufacturing, announced that the company has been selected by Hang Seng Indexes as a constituent of the Hang Seng HK 35 Index (“HSHK35”) effective 10 September, 2018.

Hang Seng HK 35 comprises the 35 largest companies listed in Hong Kong market which derive the majority of their sales revenue from areas outside mainland China. The Hang Seng HK 35 provides a tradable index reflecting the performance of large-cap Hong Kong companies and it features low volatility which is the best choice for diversification.

WuXi Biologics’ inclusion in HSHK35 signifies that our company is recognized as a global company by the market. Besides China, WuXi Biologics has recently announced plans to execute our globalization strategy to build state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Singapore and the U.S. WuXi Biologics will continue to focus on expanding our capabilities and capacities to enable our customers to transform biologics discovery, development and manufacturing to benefit patients worldwide.

Prior to joining the Hang Seng HK 35, WuXi Biologics was selected into Hang Seng Composite Index, Hang Seng Healthcare Index and Hang Seng Global Composite Index in September 2017, and was selected into Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong Index, Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong MidCap & SmallCap Index, Hang Seng SCHK HK Companies Index and Hang Seng SCHK ex-AH Companies Index in March 2018.

About WuXi Biologics

WuXi Biologics, a Hong Kong-listed company, is the only open-access biologics technology platform in the world offering end-to-end solutions to empower organizations to discover, develop and manufacture biologics from concept to commercial manufacturing. Our company history and achievements demonstrate our commitment to providing a truly ONE-stop service offering and value proposition to our global clients. As of June 30, 2018, there were a total of 187 integrated projects, including 98 projects in pre-clinical development stage, 78 projects in early-phase (phase I and II) clinical development, 10 projects in late-phase (phase III) development and 1 project in commercial manufacturing. With total estimated capacity of biopharmaceutical production planned in China, Ireland, Singapore and US reaching 220,000 liters by 2021, we will provide our biomanufacturing partners with a robust and premier-quality global supply chain network. For more information on WuXi Biologics, please visit www.wuxibiologics.com.

華埠土地信託會9/26辦年會


波士頓僑教中心僑務簡訊8月第3期


僑 務 簡 訊 中華民國1078月第3
波士頓華僑文教服務中心
Culture Center of TECO in Boston
90 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461
Tel: 617-965-8801
Fax: 617-965-8815   
       

 









◎歡迎僑胞回國參加中華民國107年十月慶典「活動須知」
為歡迎各地僑胞組團回國參加十月慶典,中華民國僑務委員會成立「107年十月慶典回國僑胞接待服務處」,專司辦理僑胞回國接待工作,歡迎海外僑胞踴躍組團回國參加107年十月慶典活動。重點說明如下:
  一、報名事項
  ()  僑胞可就「個別僑胞」或「組團」擇一報名登記,個別僑胞自本年6
15日起至930日止可採網路、傳真或通訊方式辦理。
  () 組團回國參加十月慶典之僑胞,無須重複填寫個別僑胞登記表,請依組團注意事項填妥慶賀團團冊及團員清冊,並於831日前送交地區館處及華僑文教服務中心資格初審。
()  組團人數每團以1040人為原則團員清冊中如有親屬關係者,以及非屬同一國家或地區之僑胞,請於備註欄詳細註記,以利作業。
  ()  個別僑胞可自行組團或委託旅行社組團參加
二、   報到事項:完成報名登記之僑胞,請於105日至8日每日上午9時至下午6時及109日上午7時至晚上10時至中央聯合辦公大樓南棟(地址:臺北市徐州路5)1樓大廳辦理報到。
三、   參加國慶晚會注意事項:
(一)   國慶晚會預定於本年109(星期二)晚上630分至9時在宜蘭運動公園田徑場舉行。
(二)   參加僑務委員會甄選旅行社旅遊活動且行程包含國慶晚會之慶賀團,交通由旅行社規劃安排。
(三)   個別前往之僑胞,僑務委員會將提供定點接駁專車(地點另行通知),惟請務必於報名表乘車需求欄上註明,並於報到時確認,以利保留座位。
 四、參加旅遊注意事項:
(一)   本年十月慶典活動僑務委員會對回國僑胞提供參訪旅遊之經費補助,並
以新臺幣2,400元為補助上限,旅遊期間自920日起至1020
止。
   ()  僑胞申請上揭旅遊補助應依「僑務委員會補助十月慶典回國僑胞參加旅
         遊活動作業要點」各項規定辦理,另本年度須於前述活動期間憑「僑胞   
         證副聯」正本參加僑務委員會甄選合格之旅行社提供之國內32夜以
         上旅遊活動者始得申請補助。
   ()  僑務委員會甄選合格旅行社名單及相關旅遊行程資訊,陸續分批公告核   
         備名單,至66日止計有54家,詳細情形請上僑務委員會網站查詢(  
        
址:www.ocac.gov.tw/十月慶典活動專頁)
   (
)  僑胞有意參加僑務委員會甄選旅行社所提供之旅遊行程者,報名時請務
        
必填具旅行社之名稱、電話及行程。
 
五、僑團()來回旅費,在臺活動期間之膳宿、醫療及其他一切費用,均請自
      理;為維護僑胞個人權益,務請僑胞於啟程回國參加十月慶典前, 在僑居
     
地先行辦妥旅遊平安保險,並視需要辦理醫療保險,109日至10 日間
      參加國慶晚會及國慶大會活動者,僑務委員會將另予加保旅遊平安保險。
  六、如有洽詢事項,歡迎致電波士頓僑教中心:(617-965-8801)

 

 

 

羅德島州龍舟賽暨臺灣日 展現多元文化

駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處與羅德島州黑石谷旅遊局聯合舉辦的「2018年羅德島州龍舟賽暨臺灣日節慶」將於98日(週六)上午9時至下午4時在羅州普塔吉市(Pawtucket)普塔吉河畔(Pawtucket River)舉行(地點:Festival Pier, Pawtucket, RI 02860),歡迎大家前往觀賞龍舟賽、跳繩、吃餃子與吃西瓜比賽、欣賞中華民俗技藝表演、體驗台灣童玩與手工藝創作。
今年活動獎項豐富,當天一般划龍舟比賽頭獎為美金5千元,跳繩比賽頭獎為中華航空提供的紐約/舊金山/洛杉磯-臺北來回機票1張,吃餃子大賽頭獎為長榮航空提供的紐約-臺北來回機票1張,歡迎各界人士及僑胞共襄盛舉。
該活動全天並有民俗舞蹈表演及手工技藝展示與臺灣美食。羅州台灣日節慶已進入第19年,主要希望藉此增進主流社會人士對台灣文化的瞭解,促進雙方交流與情誼,歡迎僑胞踴躍參加。前述相關活動可至該旅遊局網站:www.dragonboat.ri.com或電話:401-724-2200查詢。

竹科、中科及南科招商說明會913日在波士頓舉行

說明會將於913日在波士頓舉行,歡迎上網報名參加!http://www.mostparks.tw/

「國慶盃高爾夫錦標賽」歡迎僑胞踴躍返國參賽
中華民國高爾夫協會為慶祝中華民國107年國慶,凝聚海內外高爾夫愛好者向心力,將與本年104日至105日於臺灣高爾夫俱樂部舉辦國慶盃高爾夫錦標賽,熱情邀請國內高球好手組隊參賽,並鼓勵海外僑胞返國參加,藉此敦睦友誼及促進交流。有意參賽之海外僑胞可於107610前向中華民國高爾夫協會報名,詳細參賽資料以及報名表可上協會網址:
http://www.garoc.org/ShowCal.aspx?id=6050 下載聯絡人: 蘭嵐先生,電話:02-2516-561117

◎歡迎報名參加僑委會「第38期海外青年技術訓練班」
僑務委員會為培養海外青年獲得實用知識與生產技能,發展農、工、商、家政等事業,促進當地繁榮,特辦理「第38期海外青年技術訓練班」,受理報名日期自2018715日至930日止。
凡年齡在40歲以下,在海外出生且已取得美國公民權或永久居留權,或自臺灣出境所持之中華民國護照已加簽「僑居身份」,並具高二肄業以上學歷、身體健康,品行端正、能講華語且具中文筆記能力之華裔青年均歡迎踴躍申請。
相關招生簡章請逕至僑委會僑生服務圈網站(http://ocs.ocac.net/海外青年技術訓練班/招生簡章、宣傳摺頁)下載,若有任何問題,請於上班時間(週二至週日上午9時至下午5時)電洽波士頓華僑文教服務中心陳小姐,電話:(617-965-8801)

◎徵求僑胞鄉親擔任波士頓地區緊急通聯網聯繫窗口
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