CME bolsters GFI bid offer

first_imgWednesday 3 December 2014 8:22 pm CME bolsters GFI bid offer Express KCS US FUTURES market firm CME Group yesterday increased its previously agreed bid for New York-based derivatives broker GFI Group to match compatriot inter-dealer broker BGC Partner’s hostile offer.CME has now raised its cash-and-stock offer to $5.25 per share to match BGC’s all-cash tender offer for the 86.5 per cent of GFI that it does not already own. BGC made the offer in October.Its bid deadline is currently due to expire next Tuesday. Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Rebates Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMold Removal | Search AdsBathroom Mold Removal Tips That Might Surprise Most AmericansMold Removal | Search AdsArticles StoneSee What Happened To The World’s First Surviving Septuplets, And What They’re Up To LatelyArticles StoneLoan Insurance WealthCatherine Bell’s New Girlfriend Might Look Familiar To YouLoan Insurance Wealthcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Sharelast_img read more

Ashcroft poll: Nigel Farage set to lose South Thanet while Nick Clegg trails Labour in Sheffield Hallam

first_img Jeff Misenti Ashcroft poll: Nigel Farage set to lose South Thanet while Nick Clegg trails Labour in Sheffield Hallam Share Show Comments ▼ Tory peer Lord Ashcroft’s latest round of polls show Nigel Farage two points behind his Conservative opponent Craig Mackinlay in the key battleground constituency of South Thanet.The Ukip leader has said he will resign as party leader if he fails to take the Kent seat. The Tories have marginally increased their lead over Ukip in South Thanet, from one point in November 2014 to two points in April. The Ashcroft poll finds that the Labour vote share in South Thanet is falling as the Tories are rising, suggesting Labour supporters may vote tactically to keep Farage out. It should be stressed that the Tory lead is within the margin of error so there is still all to play for.Lord Ashcroft’s last set of constituency polls also brought bad news for Ukip, with the party’s support declining in two of the four constituencies surveyed.In Nick Clegg’s seat of Sheffield Hallam, the Lib Dem leader has also improved his chances of re-taking the seat. Nick Clegg is on 36 per cent, just one point behind his Labour challenger Oliver Coppard. In March Labour had a lead of two points.Like South Thanet, Sheffield Hallam is exhibiting shades of tactical voting. Almost a third of people who voted Tory in 2010 say they will support Clegg on election day.  The last marginal constituency to be examined was South Swindon – a Labour-Tory marginal. Here, the voting intention has improved for the Conservatives – they took a one point lead over Labour with 37 per cent, from a tie in March. But England hasn’t been the only place for important polls today.Earlier an STV News poll conducted by Ipsos Mori puts the SNP on 54 per cent – a massive 34 points ahead of Labour.The Electoral Calculus website forecasts that if this poll was reflected on polling day, Nicola Sturgeon’s party would capture all 59 Scottish seats. The Tories have increased their support in Scotland by five points to 17 per cent, the poll suggests.[custom id=”1″] More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express whatsapp Wednesday 29 April 2015 11:09 am Tags: General Election 2015 Nigel Farage Peoplelast_img read more

Dump truck catches fire on Daniels Parkway

first_imgTrailer hauling hay bales catches fire in Charlotte County April 30, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Daniels Parkwaydump truckVehicle fire One arrested for DUI after four-vehicle Daniels Parkway crash May 2, 2021 Advertisement LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A dump truck caught fire on Daniels Parkway early Tuesday morning.The truck fire was in the westbound lanes of Daniels Parkway near Timber Creek Drive, just south of SR 82.The front of the truck was completely destroyed in the fire, which crews began responding to around 5:30 a.m.The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said the southbound inside lane and all westbound lanes of Daniels Parkway were shut down as crews respond to the fire, which has since been extinguished.center_img Two injured in four-car crash on Daniels Parkway June 10, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Two people taken to hospital after Gateway motorcycle crash May 27, 2021last_img read more

Former Collier teacher accused of showing students photos of his penis charged with battery, stalking

first_imgOver 3,000 seniors graduate in-person in Collier County May 31, 2021 AdvertisementPREVIOUS COVERAGE: Immokalee teacher accused of sending lewd pics previously reprimanded for shoving studentCCSO said Westberry’s investigation is ongoing. Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: Collier County Public SchoolsImmokalee High SchoolState Attorney’s Office Collier County schools will not require students to be vaccinated for COVID- 19 June 14, 2021center_img COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — More charges have been filed against former Immokalee High School teacher and basketball coach Travis Westberry, officials said.An investigation into Westberry identified two additional minor victims.On Thursday, the State Attorney’s Office charged Westberry with a felony count of stalking a child under 16 and three misdemeanor counts of battery, according to a press release from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Collier teacher with “sex addiction” admits to showing students photos of his penisWestberry was fired from Collier County Public Schools after his arrest on March 23. He remains in the Naples Jail Center on $225,000 bond. Collier County Public Schools opens summer meal pick-up sites June 16, 2021 Collier County schools to make face masks optional for students June 6, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Two Laois businesses receive award nominations

first_img Community Two Laois businesses receive award nominations Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest TAGSKavanagh’s Pub PortlaoiseMerry MillNational Pub AwardsThe Merry MillThe National Organic Food Awards Popular Portlaoise pub, Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue, has been awarded Innovative Pub of the Year at 2018 Irish Pub Awards regional finals.The awards took place in Kildare recently, where Kavanagh’s joined nine winners from the eastern region who now go forward to the final of the National Pub Awards at the RDS Concert Hall on Wednesday November 21.There the national category winners and the overall Irish Pub of the Year will be announced.Percy Clendennen of Giltraps pub in Kinnitty was named Pub Personality of the year.Another Laois business was shortlisted in the National Organic Food Awards 2018.Bord Bia has announced that the Merry Mill based in Vicarstown have been shortlisted in the New and Innovative Product category for their Gluten Free Oat Flour.“At the Merry Mill we pride ourselves on innovation” said the Merry Mill founder Kevin Scully.“We are the only certified organic gluten free oat mill in Ireland.” Previous articleIn Pictures: Serious excitement in Killanure and Camross NS ahead of County FinalNext articleKilleshin GAA planning to expand their facilities Sarah Cullenhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSarah Cullen is a Journalism and New Media graduate from the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting and talking about dogs. Home News Community Two Laois businesses receive award nominations NewsCommunity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community We wish both businesses the best of luck.SEE ALSO – Prominent Laois couple share their secret on how they stayed married for half a century By Sarah Cullen – 4th October 2018 New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Council last_img read more

Report Card: Firms, advisors more enthusiastic about social media

Related news Clare O’Hara Editors discuss 2013 Insurance Advisors’ Report Card Insurance firms are finally embracing social media as they’ve begun to provide their financial advisors with access to social media platforms and guidance on how to use them properly. As a result, the advisors surveyed for this year’s Insurance Advisors’ Report Card are much more enthusiastic about their firms’ efforts in this category. This is evident in the overall average rating in the “firm’s focus on social media” category, which rose to 7.2 from 6.4 last year, with four of the seven firms surveyed in 2012 seeing their ratings increase by half a point or more. And although the overall rating is the second lowest among all the categories, these remarkable increases show that firms and their advisors are open to the business-building potential of this emerging technology. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Electronic processing’s coming of age Keywords Insurance Advisors’ Report Card,  Social media Many improvements in compensation Great displeasure with marketing support Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Regulation takes centre stage Toronto, Ont.-based World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Canada Inc. (WFG), Mississauga-based IDC Worldsource Insurance Network Inc. (IDC WIN) and Waterloo, Ont.-based Sun Life Financial (Canada) Inc. are three firms, in particular, that are putting significant effort toward making the use of social media a normal part of advisors’ everyday business. Thus, it’s no surprise advisors recognized these efforts by giving their firms the three highest ratings in the category — all rising by half a point or more from 2012. “The firm is really trying when it comes to social media,” says a WFG advisor in Alberta. “I’m seeing a lot of Facebook pages and Twitter posts on behalf of the company and individual advisors. As well, the firm is providing a lot of encouragement because they want us to be on it.” WFG saw its rating in the social media category make an impressive leap, up to 8.8 from 7.0 last year. The managing general agency started allowing its advisors to setup profiles more than three years ago on three of the largest social media websites, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. In addition, WFG advisors can also access Pinterest, a social media website to which advisors can “pin” photos or images to their individual boards, which can then drive traffic back to advisors’ websites. “We see social media as a communication tool, so a lot of our sales force uses social media to communicate with their teams and motivate them,” says Richard Williams, WFG’s president. “We have advisors who prospect [for] new clients through all of these channels and, in turn, we are also able to recruit new advisors to the firm.” IDC WIN only began dipping its toes into social media last year, but it has already seen its rating rise substantially, to 7.8 from 7.0 in 2012. In large part, that’s because the firm recently hired a third-party social media consultant to help advisors — if they wish — develop their own websites. As well, advisors are able to create a customized website that allows them to send out monthly blogs to clients with features on insurance and wealth management. “This provides a tremendous opportunity for advisors to keep in touch with their clients and give them educational and informative ideas related to insurance or risk-management,” says Ron Madzia, president of IDC WIN. In contrast, some firms seem to be taking a much more cautious approach. For instance, although Sun Life was one of the first insurance firms to launch a social media pilot project in 2010, things haven’t been moving as quickly as some advisors would like. Many advisors feel they are out of the loop and that the firm isn’t moving fast enough on social media. The original pilot project consisted of 20 advisors who were allowed, under the direction of the firm, to set up accounts with Facebook and LinkedIn. But as time has gone on, the firm has only expanded the pilot project to include 60 advisors; as well, it has distributed a set of guidelines and principles for only those advisors to follow. “The firm is stone aged when it comes to social media,” says a Sun Life advisor in British Columbia. “They just haven’t figured it out yet. They have acknowledged that it exists and introduced guidelines that are compliance-driven rather than business-driven, which is basically ‘don’t do it’.” However, setting up guidelines is only part of the process of getting advisors to use social media successfully. For its part, IDC WIN is currently using the services of a third-party consultant to research which social media platforms are the most effective for advisors, and what is the best way to introduce them to these platforms. “Just being on [a social media website] doesn’t mean you’re effective with it,” says Madzia. “Any advisor can sign up to LinkedIn or Twitter, but if you’re not using it properly, it’s of no value. We need to help advisors understand these [social media] tools better. To show advisors how to use them within their own business as well as how to use them as an marketing initiative with their clients.” Lack of communication seems to be the main reason why many advisors aren’t already engaged with the popular world of social media. In fact, many advisors are unaware of what their firms’ policy is or even if the firm has a policy in place. “We would like somebody to inform us of our options on social media,” says an advisor in Quebec with Winnipeg-based Great-West Life Assurance Co. “We know about it, but we don’t know how it works. Adds an advisor in Alberta with Woodbridge, Ont.-based Hub Financial Inc.: ‘I’m not sure what their presence is but I don’t think its that great.” Whether insurance advisors are on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, one thing is for sure: they realize that social media is here to stay and that they could be missing out on certain opportunities if they don’t get onboard. “I haven’t gotten too involved because its not my thing, but that might change because I see people who are using it getting better numbers than me,” says a WFG advisor in Manitoba. Adds a HUB advisor in Ontario: “I’m not knowledgeable, but I need to be. I would like to see social media seminars because it’s the communication of the future.” To see the complete 2013 Insurance Advisors’ Report Card, click here. read more

Minority parliament could spark spending, hamper debt reduction, Fitch says

first_img James Langton Parliament buildings on a sunny day 123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “On fiscal policy, the 2020 budget will be a key signal for whether the new parliamentary makeup will lead to greater spending pressures and an increased federal deficit,” Fitch said.The rating agency noted that the Liberals’ platform included deficits of more than $20 billion over the next four years. “The NDP, which the Liberals will likely need to rely on to pass budgets, could push for even higher deficits,” Fitch said, noting that its platform included a $33 billion deficit next year.“A marginally wider federal deficit could still be in line with a falling general government debt to GDP ratio. However, even modest fiscal loosening amid a high general government debt load and moderate growth will increase the vulnerability of public finances to a downturn,” Fitch said.Indeed, an economic slowdown remains a risk to the government’s debt trajectory, particularly as high household debt levels and the overvalued Canadian housing market “could exacerbate any future downturn, constraining consumption and investment growth.”“On broader economic policy issues, key issues like the USMCA trade agreement are likely to find sufficient consensus for passage given the support from major parties,” Fitch said. “Other more controversial policies, like the construction of the TransMountain pipeline expansion, should find support from both the governing Liberals and main opposition Conservative Party.” Keywords Federal election Investors should consider downside protection in face of U.S. election volatility, report says Election results remain uncertain but markets hold steady Canada’s new minority government could face pressure to expand spending, imperilling debt reduction expectations, says Fitch Ratings.In a new report, the rating agency said that the election of a minority government shouldn’t result in any major economic policy changes, but that the realities of power-sharing “could lead to a more expansionary federal government fiscal policy,” and that the country’s elevated government debt “may not stabilize” as expected. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Minority Liberal government has tax, pension implicationslast_img read more

Farmers in Sanguinetti get help

first_imgRelatedFarmers in Sanguinetti get help FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Farming equipment valued at just over $580,000, has been handed over to 25 farmers from the Sanguinetti community in North Clarendon, who have formed a co-operative called the ‘Sanguinetti Action Group’.The equipment was presented on Monday, September 4, by missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in collaboration with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), at a ceremony held at the Spaldings United Church.Acting Deputy Parish Manager at RADA, Pauline Smith-Stone, told JIS News that the organization would ensure that the farmers make maximum use of the equipment.“We want to see that the farmers utilize the tools and the equipment and whatever they get, to the best of their ability, in order to maximize their production. We also have a role in assisting them to find markets for their produce and in order to do so, we’re going to ensure that they don’t overproduce, so we’re going to monitor their production process,” she said.Items handed over included, forks, machetes, hoes, rakes, a brush cutter, a mist blower, knapsack sprayers, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, seed trays, chickens, chicken feed, goats, and vegetable seeds, namely tomato, string bean, sweet pepper, cabbage, cucumber, callaloo, okra, lettuce, turnip, carrot and corn.Elder Dean Hadlock from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, told JIS News that he read about the farmers in Sanguinetti and how they were affected by the last few hurricanes, so he made contact with RADA.“I was brought up here to this beautiful valley and introduced to the farmers, and we had our first meeting. We like to work through organizations and RADA happened to be the right organization,” he said.President of the co-operative, Leonard Cohen said he was very happy that the farmers had received some assistance.“I feel good about what has happened here.and we feel grateful for it and we’re going to make use of it,” he said.Mr. Cohen noted that the farmers in the group produced bananas, coffee, yellow yam, red peas, pepper, plantain, ginger, cabbage, carrot and citrus, and sell mainly to the local market.“I’m very happy with the assistance that this group has given to the farmers. I’m just hoping that those who receive will make good use of the help and will be able to assist others in the community,” Richard Azan, Member of Parliament for the area told JIS News. RelatedFarmers in Sanguinetti get help Farmers in Sanguinetti get help UncategorizedSeptember 5, 2006center_img RelatedFarmers in Sanguinetti get help Advertisementslast_img read more

Inner-City Residents Eke Out Living Through ‘Livity’

first_imgRelatedInner-City Residents Eke Out Living Through ‘Livity’ RelatedInner-City Residents Eke Out Living Through ‘Livity’ RelatedInner-City Residents Eke Out Living Through ‘Livity’ Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Cheryl Burrell and Dionne Rowe have been operating a small grocery shop in Arnett Gardens for more than a year.The two women admit that things have not been easy, but say that through the profits of their business they have been able to survive.“It is because of this little shop here that I am able to buy food, pay my bills and send my children to school,” Miss Burrell tells JIS News.The two women further confess that if it were not for the assistance of a little-known loan scheme operated by the Agency for Inner-city Renewal (AIR) they might not have been able to kick start their venture.Called the ‘Livity’ Economic Advancement Programme, the initiative is in collaboration with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and City of Kingston Co-operative Credit Union (COK).Miss Rowe expresses her gratitude to the organisation that has provided her and her business partner with a small business loan to finance their business for the last two years.Dr. Henley Morgan, who is at the forefront of the non-profit faith-based organisation, says AIR came into the war torn area of South St. Andrew with a mandate to transform the community.‘Livity’, he says, is geared towards assisting aspiring entrepreneurs in getting a head start to realising their dreams.“Funds are sourced through JSIF and banked through the COK and administered by AIR, so it’s a tripartite,” he informs.He adds: “We use what is called a business incubator concept where we try to spawn micro enterprises through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UTech’s (University of Technology) Technology Innovation Centre (TIC).“And, what it primarily tries to encourage people to do is to get into their own enterprises and to provide some of the essential inputs without which their survivability would be at risk,” he notes further.Dr. Morgan tells JIS News that the aim is to eventually replicate the programme and expand it nationally. In this vein, AIR is currently in talks with the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) for additional funding to take the programme on a larger scale.Dr. Henley Morgan is encouraging Jamaicans living in the inner city to make use of the opportunities provided to them through the ‘Livity’ Economic Advancement Programme. He describes the project as inclusive.He points out that there is indeed a great need for similar initiatives, as many Jamaicans are bursting with bright, innovative ideas, but lack the financial backing.“Jamaica has among the highest percentage of nascent entrepreneurs in the world; survey has shown that,” he claims. “We don’t know if its socialisation, but the average Jamaican has a million dollar idea in her head and given enough support will do it. People just know how to hustle. They raise children on almost nothing and will turn out to be successful most of the times,” he points out.Dr. Morgan adds: “So our thing is to recognise and acknowledge that, because nobody is coming here (inner-city) to establish anything, so if you want jobs people have to create them themselves.”He notes that there were a number of features that set the Livity programme a part from similar initiatives. One such aspect, he says, is that “typically, micro-finance loans would run at one per cent per week, 52 per cent per year. This one is considerably lower at about 35 per cent.”He also says the loan comes with some amount of technical assistance and requires no collateral.“People are facilitated in filling out the forms and we’ll actually go and look at their business, assess it and give them post-loan advice,” he notes.He says just about anyone can qualify for a loan as long as they are 18 years and older and have a business idea.Maximum loan amount for first loan is $70,000, for second loan it is $100,000 and for third loan the maximum is $150,000.“We don’t like to say people will be turned back from getting a loan. We like to say we point people to alternatives. It’s very inclusive and everybody is worth something and can do something,” he says.Dr. Morgan tells JIS News that the organisation also has a job placement arrangement where the team tries to find suitable jobs for unemployed persons in the community.“We have placed over 300 people in jobs over the last few years,” he informs. “So a lot of people, who may not have the wherewithal to go into business, can be directed.”Dr. Morgan says the programme has been extremely successful and persons have really come forward in need. Individuals have also been quite faithful in terms of repayment, he says.“The delinquency level has been under one per cent, which is far better than any commercial bank,” he notes.He says some 300 individuals have benefitted from the scheme so far and they have distributed as much as $5 million over the last five years.“We have up to $30 million at our disposal,” he says. 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New Federation Business Centre Of Excellence In Ballarat

first_imgNew Federation Business Centre Of Excellence In Ballarat VIC PremierBallarat will be the home of a new state-of-the-art business centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund.Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney today visited the site of the new Federation University Business Centre of Excellence on Lydiard Street, which is expected to open in late 2022.She said the project was made possible through a $9.5 million government grant and would boost regional education, skills and innovation as well as kickstart the University Town Precinct in the Ballarat CBD.Federation University will modernise its existing Business School by enhancing the SMB campus through the refurbishment of the former School of Mines heritage building and the former Carlton United Breweries site.IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) will provide in-kind support through technology and expertise to help establish the facility, which will provide access to cutting-edge technology, research and learning.The facility will feature a range of learning and teaching spaces, facilities for researchers and spaces for community and industry engagement.The project is one of many pitches from universities to the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund, which was developed in response to the significant impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sector.The unprecedented $350 million fund is supporting universities with capital works, research infrastructure projects and applied research focused on boosting Victoria’s productivity and economy as the state recovers from the pandemic.As stated by Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney“We are proud to be investing in this exciting project that will boost local jobs, grow the economy and strengthen Ballarat’s profile as a leading innovative city.” “The creation of the Federation University Business Centre of Excellence is a great example of universities working with government and industry to ensure regional areas have highly skilled workers to fill high value jobs.” As stated by Federation University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Duncan Bentley“Over the past 150 years, Federation University and our regional communities have shown incredible ability to adapt to change and seize opportunities during times of upheaval -and the Federation University Business Centre of Excellence will build on this foundation.”As stated by Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison“The new Business Centre of Excellence will further enhance the vibrancy of Ballarat, boost the local economy and create more jobs and will be most welcomed by students and local business.”As stated by Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle “This is a really important investment that will help deliver a leading-edge Business Centre of Excellence in the heart of Ballarat that will kickstart the University Town Precinct.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Ballarat, Buninyong, community, coronavirus, education, Government, infrastructure, innovation, Investment, President, Professor, students, technology, university, Victorialast_img read more