JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is expected to announce his plans Monday for paying this year’s check to residents from the state’s oil-wealth fund.Dunleavy’s office says he will not hold a news conference, but instead will release a video.Dunleavy campaigned on a Permanent Fund dividend paid in line with a longstanding calculation that has not been followed since 2016 as the state has grappled with a budget deficit. Such a dividend would equate to checks of about $3,000 this year.Lawmakers instead asked Dunleavy to consider a roughly $1,600 dividend this year. Many say the calculation is at odds with a law passed last year seeking to limit what can be taken from permanent fund earnings for dividends and government expenses.Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press
Stem cell technology, developed in the first instance to help patients with diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and critical limb ischemia, can also create sustainable growth and jobs in Ireland’s smart economy by making researchers’ visions a reality.The facility will also offer a clean-room space for use by SMEs.Read: Good night’s sleep may reduce prostate cancer risk >More: Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives > THE FIRST FACILITY on the island of Ireland for the manufacture of stem cells is to open this morning at NUI Galway.The Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland (CCMI) has received a license to operate from the Irish Medicines Board, and will now aid stem cell research at the university.Research into new treatments for diseases using stem cells has been carried out at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) since 2004. The new facility allows human clinical trials to be carried out.“The presence of this facility in Ireland positions us well to develop new therapies for a broad array of clinical problems which do not have effective treatments today”, CCMI Director Tim O’Brien said.He added that the clinic allows REMEDI to “to be competitive for grant funding under the Horizon 2020 programme of the EU”.Minister of State for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock, who opened the centre today, says it is “clear evidence of the potential benefits offered by this Government’s substantial investment in applied research”.