Regulator starts action against Credit Suisse over spying claims

first_imgRevelations of corporate espionage erupted last year when it emerged Credit Suisse had been snooping on former wealth management boss Iqbal Khan, who was leaving for rival UBS, and former human resources head Peter Goerke. Switzerland’s financial supervisor has opened enforcement proceedings against Credit Suisse over a spying scandal that led to the ousting of former chief executive Tidjane Thiam and tarnished its reputation. James Booth FINMA said today it will pursue indications of violations of supervisory law and in particular the question of how these activities were documented and controlled. The FT reported that the Swiss lender had been warned about a potential suspect invoice from Gupta’s firm in July last year. Show Comments ▼ Swiss regulator starts action against Credit Suisse over spying claims The FT reported that the Swiss lender had been warned about a potential suspect invoice from Gupta’s firm in July last year. Also Read: Swiss regulator starts action against Credit Suisse over spying claims The move by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) intensifies the regulatory pressure on Credit Suisse and follows the completion of a review of the bank’s corporate governance by an independent auditor and its use of electronic communications in connection with the surveillance of former employees. After being chased through Zurich’s quiet business district Khan reportedly stepped out of his car and started to take photos of the license plate of the private investigator’s vehicle. The seven-day spying operation, which was sparked by fears that Khan might poach fellow employers to join him in his new role at UBS, came to light after Khan noticed he was being trailed while out on a shopping trip with his wife. Credit Suisse’s appeal of a lower court decision that backed Werlen’s appointment is pending in the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. Credit Suisse reiterated today that spying on employees was not part of its culture. Share Wednesday 2 September 2020 11:22 amcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp FINMA declined to comment on how Credit Suisse’s ongoing appeal and the pending court decision could impact its enforcement proceedings. The bank had tried to remove the auditor, Thomas Werlen, appointed by FINMA as part of its probe into the bank, because his law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan had been involved in legal cases against it. 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Also Read: Swiss regulator starts action against Credit Suisse over spying claims An internal Credit Suisse probe concluded that Thiam didn’t know about the spying, and that operations head Pierre-Olivier Bouee was responsible. Bouee, a longtime confidant of Thiam, was fired late last year and has not commented publicly on the scandal. The FT reported that the Swiss lender had been warned about a potential suspect invoice from Gupta’s firm in July last year. Also Read: Swiss regulator starts action against Credit Suisse over spying claims The investigator then allegedly told Khan to stop taking photos and hand over his phone, before Khan started to shout for police and the private eye left. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout Thiam resigned in February and Credit Suisse hired Thomas Gottstein, a bank veteran, to replace him.last_img read more

‘Part Land, Part Water – Always Native’: 34th Annual Elders and Youth Conference kicks off

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Alaska Native Government & Policy | Southcentral‘Part Land, Part Water – Always Native’: 34th Annual Elders and Youth Conference kicks offOctober 17, 2017 by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media Share:Whaler Chris Apassingok, a 17-year-old whaler from Gambell, is the youth keynote speaker at the Elders and Youth Conference on Monday, Oct. 17, 2017. Gov. Bill Walker, left, and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott are also pictured. (Photo courtesy Alaska Gov. Bill Walker)The first full day of the 34th annual Elders and Youth Conference kicked off in Anchorage on Monday. The gathering of more than a thousand people from across Alaska takes place just ahead of the Alaska Federation of Natives convention each fall. It aims to promote indigenous identity and share cultural knowledge between generations.The event is organized by the First Alaskans Institute. In opening remarks, FAI vice president Jorie Paoli spoke of this year’s theme: “Part Land, Part Water – Always Native.”“Alaska is, always has been, and always will be a native place,” Paoli said. “And Alaska is better because we’re here.”The crowd heard remarks from both Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, both of whom then took questions on a range of topics. Multiple times, the two mentioned a forthcoming administrative action on climate change, but did not elaborate on specifics or a timeline. Walker said he’s been moved to act on the issue, particularly since visiting subsistence communities across the state.“When I was at Kivalina and I saw what was happening there with the erosion. This is not in theory, this is not in theory, this is real life, day to day, issue,” Walker said. “Some of the discussion, some of the whaling has changed because thickness of the ice, you can’t pull a whale up onto the ice because the ice isn’t as thick as it was before. These are life changes that will change the life of Alaskans, of Alaska Natives. We need to make sure that we’re at the front lines because we are as a state at the front lines.”Walker and Mallott also spoke of the state “not doing enough” on public safety in rural communities, even referring to the issue as a “crisis.” The men also touched on the importance of protecting subsistence resources, although on that topic the youth keynote speaker brought the room to its feet with applause and cheers.“I am Agragiiq Chris Apassingok, and as you see in the pamphlet, I am the son of Daniel and Susan Apassingok.”The 17-year-old whaler from Gambell on St. Lawrence Island delivered the first part of his speech in Siberian Yupik. He then switched to English to recount his education in subsistence hunting, starting with mice, squirrels and birds, all the way up to the bowhead whale he struck on a hunt with his family this past spring. The incident caused a backlash against the teen on social media when a radical animal rights activist criticized Apassingok online – an event the young man said strengthened his resolve to keep practicing traditional hunting.“We must never be discouraged by any accident or anybody that may threaten us. I am part land, I am part water, I am always Native,” Apassingok said to the crowd, drawing applause. “Will you stand with me as I continue my hunting? Will you stand with me as we all continue our subsistence activities?”And the crowd did stand, giving the young man an ovation. Elsewhere in his speech, Apassingok talked about how even in his own short lifetime he’s seen hunting conditions change, with less sea ice and rougher seas hampering traditional hunting.The Elders and Youth conference continues through Wednesday at the Dena’ina convention Center in downtown Anchorage. Television coverage of Elders and Youth and the Alaska Federation of Natives is on 360 North all week.Share this story:last_img read more

Lone Star buys £1bn portfolio from Moorfield

first_imgFUND manager Moorfield Group has sold a real estate investment portfolio to Lone Star for £1bn.The diversified portfolio is made up of traditional real estate investments, such as retail and office blocks, as well as alternative real estate investments, like hotels and residential and student accommodation. Moorfield will continue to act as asset manager, alongside Hudson Advisors, to “ensure there is continuity of asset management initiatives, asset knowledge and stakeholder relationships”.The deal saw Moorfield Real Estate Fund (MREF), which was raised in 2005, and MREFII, which was raised in 2007, exchange contracts with Lone Star Real Estate Fund III.Marc Gilbard, chief executive of Moorfield, said: “This is the largest transaction that Moorfield has undertaken in its corporate history and is a very effective way for MREF and MREFII to realise the majority of their investments. We are very pleased with the investment performance this will give to our investors and it allows us to focus on optimising the value of the remaining assets in these funds together with investing our recently raised MREFIII.” Express KCS Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Tags: NULL Share whatsapp Lone Star buys £1bn portfolio from Moorfield Monday 22 December 2014 8:59 pm whatsapplast_img read more

After Crossrail’s gruesome discovery we’ve mapped all the City of London’s plague pits: Do you work near one?

first_img After Crossrail’s gruesome discovery we’ve mapped all the City of London’s plague pits: Do you work near one? Not all of them have been found but Historic UK has been compiling a list of confirmed sites. Check out the map below to see if you live or work near any of the sites in the City of London – you never know when you might need to get your hands on a beak mask…  They were buried in what is thought to be hundreds of so-called plague pits around London and the surrounding areas. At first many of them were buried in churches, but as the death toll rose dedicated plague pits were built as the final resting place of these victims.  It’s the pits “This mass burial, so different to the other individual burials found in the Bedlam cemetery, is very likely a reaction to a catastrophic event,” said lead archeologist Jay Carver. “Only closer analysis will tell if this is a plague pit from The Great Plague in 1665 but we hope this gruesome but exciting find will tell us more about the one of London’s most notorious killers.”  Beak mask at the ready… it’s time to find out if you work near a plague pit (Source: Getty) Want to know more about how Crossrail came across this latest plague pit? Check out the video below.  Show Comments ▼ Between 1665 and 1666 – when the Great Fire of London finally put an end to the epidemic – more than 15 per cent of the capital’s population died as a result of the bubonic plague. That’s around 100,000 people in the space of two years.  Wednesday 12 August 2015 4:33 pm whatsapp The £14.8bn scheme is offering us a glimpse into the capital’s past. But it’s not just through the course of Crossrail’s 100km route that you can find the plague pits of London.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity 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 FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror whatsapp Share Catherine Neilan Tags: Crossrail Crossrail is unearthing all sorts of secrets from London’s past. Today, people behind the major infrastructure project revealed that excavators had found 30 skeletons near Liverpool Street – victims of a “catastrophic event”, thought to be the Great Plague of 1665.last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 4 , 2018

first_img Facebook Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 4 , 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest Community Previous articleAll the most recent golf results from around the clubsNext articleIn Pictures: Future stars having a ball at Portlaoise Cúl Camps LaoisToday Reporter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding center_img WhatsApp Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 4 , 2018 Deaths Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Rev Bro Padraig McDonald                                                                                        Salesian Community, Pallaskenry, Limerick / Ballinakill, LaoisMcDONALD, Rev. Bro. Padraig SDB (Salesian) (Salesian Community, Don Bosco Road, Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick and Moate, Ballinakill, Co. Laois) – July 1, 2018 (suddenly), at his residence, son of the late Paddy; deeply mourned by his mother Margaret, brothers Brendan and Micheál, sister Marguerite, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, the Salesian family and the community at large.Reposing at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Milford, Castletroy, Limerick tomorrow (Wednesday, July 4) from 2 o’c. to 3.45 o’c., followed by Mass at 4 o’c. Removal directly afterwards to St. Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill, Co. Laois arriving at 8 o’c. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon, with burial afterwards in the Salesian Community Cemetery, Ballinakill, Co. Laois.Leona Cuddy                                                                                                                          Meelick, Portlaoise, LaoisDied 2nd July 2018, at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, (suddenly), daughter of Martin and Theresa, sister to Shane and Gary, deeply regretted by her heart-broken parents, brothers, grandfather, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.May Leona Rest In Peace.Reposing at her home (Mellick, Portlaoise ) on Wednesday afternoon from 2.0’clock, with Rosary at 9.0’clock. Removal on Thursday afternoon to St. Peter & Paul’s Church Portlaoise for Requiem Mass at 2.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetary Portlaoise.House Private on Thursday morning please. Oliver DonohueGrattan Street., Portlaoise, LaoisDonohue, Oliver (London and Portlaoise) June 29th, 2018 (peacefully after a long illness) at Charing Cross Hospital, London. R.I.P. Oliver, known as ‘Hammy’, is sadly missed by; his brothers Denis, Joe, Paul, Eugene, and Gerry; his sister Mary O’Brien; his nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, and by many relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his brothers, Finbar, Paschal, Fr. Brendan S.M.A., Fr. Dominic S.M.A., Frank and Raymond, and by his sister, Sr. Deanna O.L.A. He will be missed particularly by friends from the Hammersmith/Fulham Community Law Centre, Hammersmith/Fulham Labour Party, the Trades Council, Trade Unions, Irish cultural and social groups, and groups representing the unemployed, social justice, and Irish unity. Oliver’s funeral mass and cremation will take place in London later in July. His ashes will be placed in the family grave after a mass in St Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise, on a date to be announced.Tom Daly                                                                                                                      Clonbrook, Crettyard, LaoisSuddenly at Home. Tom will be sadly missed by his sons Adrian and James, sisters Nancy, Margaret, and Betty, sister-in-law Angela, brothers-in-law John and Patrick, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at Coady’s Funeral Home, Castlecomer from 6pm on Monday. Vigil Prayers & Rosary on Monday evening at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to Saint Abban’s Church, Doonane for Requiem Mass at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Catherine Kearney (née Dowling)Mountmellick, Laois / Portlaoise, LaoisCatherine Kearney (nee Dowling), Mountmellick and Portlaoise died 29th of June 2018. Suddenly, after a short illness. Sadly missed by Tommy, sons Paul, Neil and Thomas and daughter Shánnen, brothers Sean and Bernard, sisters, Elizabeth, Caroline and extended family and many friends. Reposing Keegan’s Funeral Home, Portlaois, on Tuesday evening from 7pm with recital of the rosary at 9pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in SS Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaois. Cremation will take place at a later date and Catherine’s ashes will be then be interred in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery Portlaoise.Anna-May Dunne (née Keenaghan)Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Laois / Ferbane, OffalyAnna-May died on June 29th 2018, peacefully at Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. She is predeceased by her parents Pat and Annie Keenaghan (Endrim, Ferbane). Anna-May will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her loving sister Irene Hade (Togher, Portlaoise), brothers Oliver (Ferbane) and Kevin (Endrim), brother-in-law Seamus, sisters-in-law Patricia and Kathleen, aunt Beenie Mannion, her beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Reposing at her home in Clonkeen on Sunday (July 1st) from 3pm until Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Monday morning (July 2nd) to St. Mary’s Church, Ferbane, Offaly for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Kilrehan Cemetery.Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to Oncology Unit, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Rugby By LaoisToday Reporter – 4th July 2018 Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Community Twitterlast_img read more

Opinion: CSA decision a big win for the industry

first_img IFIC calls on the CSA to reconsider potential embedded commissions ban At first blush, the Canadian Securities Administrators’ decision to stand pat on embedded commissions, adopt best interest principles throughout the rules and eliminate deferred sales charges (DSCs) may appear to be a compromise that pleases no one.Investor advocates are sure to be disappointed that they failed in their attempt to have embedded commissions banned while the investment industry will have to beef up its compliance efforts yet again to meet the new requirements for dealers and financial advisors to address any potential conflicts in clients’ best interest or avoid them altogether. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Downtown office buildings Toronto elovkoff/123RF CSA launches consultation on banning embedded commissions IE Staff Related news IFIC, Advocis push back against potential embedded commissions ban Split reactions to CSA proposals CSA stands pat on embedded commissions The CSA, for its part, is trying to address investor protection concerns while limiting unintended consequences — banning DSCs and trailers to discount brokerages, but not banning embedded commissions across the board. At the same time, the CSA is proposing reforms that would beef up suitability and conflict of interest requirements while not introducing a statutory best interest standard in Ontario and New Brunswick, which were the only two provinces considering the measure.Also readCSA stands pat on embedded commissionsOverall, though, Thursday’s announcement is a win for the investment industry as there is no blanket ban on trailer commissions and no best interest standard. However, the changes to suitability and conflict of interest rules could have a real impact on advisors’ day-to-day business. Keep in mind, though, that these are just proposals, subject to further consultation. Thus, they could be watered down or never adopted at all.Meanwhile, the CSA’s decision to ban DSCs simply makes official an accepted industry practice from the past couple of years, and the decision to ban trailer commissions for discount brokers may impact class-action lawsuits such as the one filed against TD Asset Management Inc. earlier this year.Still, the big question is whether the reforms to adopt best interest principles in the suitability and conflict of interest rules go ahead. That will ultimately determine how these policy decisions will be viewed in the long run. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Embedded commissionsCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators last_img read more

Art Show Highlights Images of Jamaica

first_imgRelatedArt Show Highlights Images of Jamaica RelatedArt Show Highlights Images of Jamaica Art Show Highlights Images of Jamaica UncategorizedAugust 14, 2008 RelatedArt Show Highlights Images of Jamaicacenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Thirty pieces of artwork depicting images of the island, done by Jamaican artist Richard Hugh Blackford, are on display at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.The one-man show titled ‘Images of Jamaica,’ features work on oil and canvas and reflects a variety of realistic scenes of sports, entertainment and social scenes on the Jamaican landscape.According to Mr. Blackford, the exhibition is an effort to “recapture the old-time Jamaican spirit as a true celebration of our cultural heritage through art.”The one-month exhibition, which began on July 31, will run throughout August, and is part of activities in South Florida, to mark the island’s 46th anniversary of Independence.A self-taught artist, Mr. Blackford has matured in his profession over the last 30 years, and is particularly known for his work illustrating sports through art. With a passion for cricket, his displays were featured in Jamaica during last year’s ICC Cricket World Cup.The exhibition is expected to move to another library in the Broward County Library division shortly.Following this event, Mr. Blackford will travel to London, for a show depicting Black history from a Caribbean and African perspective.last_img read more

Truck Wise virtual reality experience premieres to help young drivers

first_imgTruck Wise virtual reality experience premieres to help young drivers A ground-breaking Virtual Reality (VR) experience premieres today as part of a Truck Wise program to build greater awareness among the 16 to 18 years old age group about interactions between trucks and cars on the road.The VR experience completes the final stage for the highly innovative Truck Wise pilot program, which was recently shortlisted in the Australian Freight Industry Awards in the ‘Application of Technology’ award category.The Truck Wise program, funded by the Federal Government through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, is led by the City of Greater Bendigo in collaboration with Deakin University, Bendigo Tech School and the Transport Accident Commission.The aim is to prepare new and young drivers for everyday encounters with trucks on the roads and to help build empathy. This exciting project takes advantage of Deakin University’s expertise in VR to help immerse young people in virtual real-life scenarios and gain a better understanding of the experiences of heavy vehicle drivers.Greater Bendigo City Council Deputy Mayor Cr Andrea Metcalf said she was delighted Truck Wise had been nominated for its ground-breaking approach using technology to raise awareness amongst young people.“Truck Wise allows young drivers to safely experience truck interactions and it’s hoped that it will act as a catalyst for behavioural change.” Cr Metcalf said.“The approach is not to shock or scare, but to build awareness and empathy of the risks associated with navigating a heavy vehicle, including blind spots, longer stopping distances and wider turning circles.”Several local truck operators, including Agri-Trans A & M Stone, Power’s Country Express and the Livestock & Rural Transporter’s Association of Victoria were also important project contributors. Their input helped to identify several common hazardous scenarios faced by truck drivers on the roads when interacting with cars.Marla Stone from Agri-Trans and Damien Power from Power’s Country Express were 3D scanned to produce digital project ambassador avatars that play a key role in the VR experiences.Deakin University Associate Professor Ben Horan said the project was a great opportunity to work with different levels of government as well as industry stakeholders to undertake a project tackling such an important issue.“In this project, Virtual Reality enables us to provide this young age group to experience the exact same situation from both a car and a truck to gain an improved understanding from both perspectives – something that clearly wouldn’t be possible in the real world,” Dr Horan said.“The VR experiences are deployed in two different ways. One is an immersive and interactive VR experience using a headset and intended for in school groups, and then a 360-degree video version able to be accessed by any one from anywhere using just a web browser – especially important during COVID-19.”Truck Wise is designed to complement existing school-based road safety programs. The online HUB portal also features an interactive 360-degree video, downloadable educational fact sheets, safety videos, an online quiz and links to other road safety programs.As part of the project, Bendigo Tech School developed a special VR and Augmented Reality program for local high school students and provided the opportunity to be a test bed for the Truck Wise VR during its development.The City secured Federal funding for the pilot project in response to the City’s Bendigo Freight Study (2017), which identified road safety as an important issue that needed urgent attention. Over 60 per cent of fatalities occur on country roads and the focus was on young learner drivers because of the high risk of death and serious injuries within this age bracket.Following the success of the City’s pilot, it is hoped that funding will be provided for stage two of the program led by Deakin University. It is hoped that this innovative program could be rolled out nationally in the future.The portal hub: www.truck-wise.com.auLinks to 360-degree videos: Truck Wise season 1: https://youtu.be/Nx7e6ScJIzk and Truck Wise season 2 https://youtu.be/myfjPrfgfrIProject wrap up including interviews with students who tested the VR experience: https://youtu.be/s-3wo4PxFDY /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:Ambassador, augmented reality, Australia, Australian, Bendigo, Commission, Deakin University, Federal, federal government, Government, livestock, Marla, Professor, technology, Transport, university, Victoria, virtual realitylast_img read more

Gilead Sciences launches 2019 Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grants programme

first_img Read Article 2019 Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grants programmeAsia Pacific regionGILEAD SCIENCEShiv Share The programme seeks to improve quality of life of people living with HIV by focussing on access and quality of life, multidisciplinary care, diversity and inclusionGilead Sciences, announced the launch of the 2019 Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grants programme, an initiative that supports community-led programmes for people living with HIV in the Asia Pacific region. The submission deadline ends on 30 September 2019, [9:29pm IST].This year’s grants programme seeks to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV by focussing on three priority areas: 1) access and quality of life; 2) multidisciplinary care; and 3) diversity and inclusion.“We are pleased to bring the Rainbow Grants programme to India this year. Gilead has been championing the cause of access to care in India and we believe in the power of partnerships to bring about solutions that can make a difference. We hope this grants programme will help civil society organisations in India further their efforts in improving HIV management and positively impact the care and support for local community members living with HIV,” said Rahul Bargaje, Public Health and Medical Affairs Director, Gilead Sciences India.“At Gilead, we believe that strong community partnerships can have a significant impact in improving the care and support for people living with serious diseases. Gilead’s Asia Pacific Rainbow Grants programme is one way that we work with community groups and support projects that place people at the centre of care. We look forward to supporting organisations in the region, to help enable people living with HIV reach their fullest potential each day and live a fulfilling life,” said Amy Flood, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Gilead Sciences. Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on July 3, 2019 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Gilead Sciences launches 2019 Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grants programme Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

Boost for Mathematics and Science Education

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The teaching of Mathematics in Jamaica is set to receive a major boost through membership of Jamaica’s educational institutions and teachers in the Commonwealth Association of Science Technology and Mathematics Educators (CASTME). The country’s access to the facility was launched at the Mico University College, Marescaux Road Campus in Kingston on Friday, November 4. CASTME is a professional organisation that links Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) Educators across the British Commonwealth and is head quartered in London, with regional branches in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean,and Europe. The organisation seeks to: enhance the teaching and learning of STM throughout the Commonwealth; relate STM education to its social and environmental contexts; and to encourage the teaching of STM in an increasingly integrated way. The objectives of CASTME is being achieved through a number of activities including:international seminars and regional conferences; workshops to produce teaching/learning materials; and an annual Award Scheme for teachers and teacher-educators who display innovative methodologies in their work. Among the many benefits to be derived from membership in CASTME are:membership in a Commonwealth-wide network; assistance with projects; funding and conference opportunities; training in practical activities; and writing and publishing of educational materials. Bringing greetings, Lecturer in Education and Research Associate, Institute of Education, University of London, Dr. Lady Sue Dale Tunncliffe, expressed delight at the prospect of local educational institutions and professionals availing themselves of membership in CASTME. Sharing her sentiments, President of Jamaica’s Science Teachers’ Association, Donavan Edwards pledged the full support of his organisation and the hope that Mathematics and Science teachers across the island will seek membership. Meanwhile, guest speaker at the launch, Principal of Jamaica College, and Adviser to the Minister of Education, Ruel Reid spoke to the timeliness of the development. “It comes at a time when our country recognises that the solution to the problem of economic development lies within the creation of human and social capital.” Mr. Reid observed that high levels of innovation, sound educational policies and consensus among stakeholders have had a significant impact on the social and economic development of countries. He emphasised, “Although Jamaica has made significant strides, the current innovation environment is still inadequate to catalyse and support sustained development…the launch of CASTME is indeed another step which will assist in developing the critical thinking skills so that they can compete globally.” He reinforced the concept with the observation that the world economy requires not only “knowledge industries, but also the capacity of labour to use brain power to produce economic benefits.” Pointing to the way forward, Mr. Reid called for greater efforts to dispel the “fear of science, technology and mathematics” among too many students. He also called for higher pay for “a higher status” of teachers so that education can attract and retain higher quality teachers. CASTME accommodates institutional as well as individual membership. Institutional membership is designed for organisations such as a Ministry of Education, a library or a specialist teachers’ association. The launch of the Commonwealth educational fraternity in Jamaica comes in the follows the recent observance of the annual Research Day by Mico University College, designed to provide a forum where academic researchers, educators, educational administrators, and related practitioners share their research experience. RelatedBoost for Mathematics and Science Education Boost for Mathematics and Science Education EducationNovember 7, 2011 RelatedBoost for Mathematics and Science Education RelatedBoost for Mathematics and Science Education By Allan Brooks, JIS Senior Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more