Great-West Lifeco to expand in Ireland

first_img Sun Life Financial buying Pinnacle Care International Keywords Life insurance industryCompanies Great-West Lifeco Inc. Cliffs of Ireland upthebanner/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Invesco currently has over 125 employees and manages the corporate pension plans of over 275 large corporations in Ireland, along with over 500 small- and medium-sized companies.Invesco will continue to operate as an independent consultancy firm under its existing brand and with the same management team.“Irish Life is the leading provider of life insurance, pensions and investments in Ireland and we are pleased to extend our position further with this strategic investment in Invesco,” says Paul Mahon, president and CEO of Great-West Lifeco, in a statement.The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, and is set for completion in the third quarter of 2018.The transaction is expected to be earnings accretive, although not material to Great-West Lifeco’s financial results. Related news Winnipeg-based Great-West Lifeco Inc. (GWL) announced on Friday that its subsidiary, Irish Life Group Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a strategic holding in Invesco Ltd. (Ireland).Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Leah Golob Manulife Canada CEO sees Apple and Netflix as competitors as insurance evolves Manulife, Sun Life report modest impact from Hong Kong turmoil Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Downtown Target ready to open

first_imgA new Target store located on 5th St. and Broadway Ave. will open doors to the public on March. 14.The small format Target occupies just under 24,000 square feet and will employ approximately 60 employees. Training began on site this week.“We are super excited to be by the beach and the Promenade and to have the local community come shop with us,” said store HR Manager Crystal Clary.Tags :targetshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentDisney 1Q profit falls but beats expectations due to Disney+Man fatally beaten outside West Hollywood bar-restaurantYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours ago HomeNewsDowntown Target ready to open Feb. 12, 2021 at 6:00 amNewsDowntown Target ready to openeditor4 months agotarget last_img read more

Slightly Stoopid Announces ‘Summer Traditions 2020’ Tour Dates

first_imgSlightly Stoopid has announced dates for the Summer Traditions 2020 tour, which will see the veteran reggae act joined by Pepper, Common Kings, and Don Carlos as they tour the United States.The tour kicks off at Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR on June 11th, and from there the bands head to Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise on June 12th, After that the ensemble begins a run of shows through California, featuring stops in Lake Tahoe, Avila Beach, San Diego, Fresno, Irvine, Berkley, and Santa Barbara. The groups then travel through the South with shows in Texas and head East to North Carolina, and then traverse up and down the East Coast with concerts in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Baltimore before a run in Florida. After the Florida shows, the bands return to the Pacific Northwest, followed by a gig in Utah, and finally they close out the tour with a two-night run at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on August 15th and 16th, the latter of which will feature a special, “acoustic roots” Stoopid set. Slightly Stoopid also noted that additional tour dates are yet to be announced.Related: Reggae Rise Up Vegas Announces Inaugural Lineup: Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, SOJA, MoreThe Summer Traditions 2020 tour is named after Stoopid’s annual outdoor summer-tour circuit that the band has been engaging in since 2006. Stoopid fans gain first access to the artist pre-sale, which begins on Tuesday, March 10th at 10 a.m. local time through the band’s website. The local pre-sale begins on Thursday, March 12th and runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. Finally, the general public on-sale opens on Friday, March 13th at 10 a.m. local time.See a complete list of tour dates below.Slightly Stoopid Tour DatesJUN 11  Eugene, OR – Cuthbert AmphitheaterJUN 12  Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical GardenJUN 13  Lake Tahoe, CA – Harvey’s Lake TahoeJUN 14  Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Golf ResortJUN 18  Albuquerque, NM – Villa HispanaJUN 20  San Diego, CA – Petco ParkJUN 25  Fresno, CA – Woodward Park Rotary AmphitheaterJUN 26  Irvine, CA – FivePoint AmphitheatreJUN 27  Berkeley, CA – Greek TheatreJUN 28  Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara BowlJUL 10  Dallas, TX – Bomb FactoryJUL 11  New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater AmphitheaterJUL 12  Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music HallJUL 17  Raleigh, NC – Red Hat AmphitheaterJUL 18  Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage @ Mann CenterJUL 23  New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17JUL 25  Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank PavilionJUL 26  Baltimore, MD – MECU PavilionJUL 31  St. Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine AmphitheatreAUG 01  Key West, FL – Key West AmphitheaterAUG 02  Cocoa, FL – Cocoa Riverfront ParkAUG 06  Spokane, WA – Spokane PavilionAUG 08  Bend, OR – Les Schwab AmphitheaterAUG 09  Redmond, WA – King County’s Marymoor ParkAUG 14  Sandy, UT – Sandy Promenade at the CairnsAUG 15  Morrison, CO – Red Rocks AmphitheatreAUG 16  Morrison, CO – Red Rocks AmphitheatreView Dateslast_img read more

Medical facilities in Donetsk Oblast receive vital oxygen equipment

first_imgThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine has transferred 50 specialised oxygen concentrators worth $25,000 to the medical facilities, which are designed for providing effective oxygen therapy.These special devices separate oxygen from ambient air and then provide high concentrations of oxygen (more than 90%), which is immensely important for supporting patients suffering from the type of respiratory disorders that accompany the Covid-19 disease.The Coordinator of the Local Governance and Decentralisation Reform Component of the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, Olena Ruditch, noted that mortality rates in Ukraine are currently growing rapidly. Source: Artem Hetman / UNDP in Ukraine“Amidst the pandemic, providing direct support to doctors and vital equipment to health care facilities are now one of the main priorities of our programme’s activities,” Ruditch said.Maryna Korneeva, the Deputy Head of the Department of Strategic Health Development and Provision of Medicines of the Department of Organisation and Development of Medical Care of the Department of Health of the Donetsk Oblast State Administration, said, “Equipping state medical institutions with modern oxygen concentrators is a significant contribution to enhancing the provision of high-quality health services, and it will also contribute to enhancing resilience of the health care system, especially during the pandemic.”The oxygen concentrators were provided to hospitals in Dobropillia, Druzhkivka, Kostiantynivka, Kramatorsk, Mariinka, Mariupol, Myrnohrad, Novohrodivka, Selydove, Sloviansk and Soledar, the urban-type settlement Velyka Novosilka, and to Volnovakha and Vuhledar in Donetsk Oblast, under the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, with financial support from the European Union, to meet the key needs of Donetsk Oblast health facilities in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak.It is planned to transfer another 50 concentrators soon for the needs of medical institutions in Luhansk Oblast.last_img read more

New Winner With All Stars, Good Shows Set For This Week; Motorsports News And Notes

first_img Related Topics Bayston Takes All Star Main At AtticaHe’s young and relatively new to winged sprint cars. That didn’t keep 18-year-old Spencer Bayston from capturing the checkered flag in the A-Main during the second night of HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park. The victory was the first for Bayston with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The first night of Spring Nationals saw D.J. Foos win the 410 sprint feature after he passed Byron Reed with four laps to go to.Top Tens With The OutlawsOhio natives Sheldon Haudenschild and Greg Wilson scored top ten finishes Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. Saturday’s show was the final night of the two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals. The Saturday showing was a solid rebound after Haudenschild finished P17 and Wilson failed to make the main event a night earlier.Midvale Feature WinnersMidvale Speedway opened its 64th season of racing Saturday night. Ryan Tedesco (Late Models), Lucas Ripley (Modifieds), Tom Earley (Street Stocks), Rich Schweitzer (Mini Trucks) and Gage Jaberg (Compacts/Fast Feature) Korey Herron (Compacts/Second Feature) were feature winners on the 3/10 mile paved oval.Boggs Takes Jim Dunn Qualifier At AtomicJackie Boggs outlasted Rod and Delams Conley to win the Jim Dunn Qualifier Saturday night at Atomic Speedway. Boggs joins Devin Moran who won the first qualifying event at Midway Speedway. The next Jim Dunn Qualifier is this Saturday at Hilltop Speedway. The 35th Annual Jim Dunn Memorial is slated for June 18th at Midway Speedway.Busy Week AheadBig shows will be held throughout the Buckeye State later this week. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will visit Atomic Speedway (Waverly, Ohio) Thursday night for the Buckeye Spring 50. One night later the series will make their first ever stop in Hartford, Ohio at Sharon Speedway for the Steel Valley 50. Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, Ohio) will open Saturday night with a visit from the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association is slated to open its scheduled this weekend. The series set to run Friday night at Legendary Hilltop Speedway in Marietta, Ohio, with a trip to Ohio Valley Speedway in Washington, West Virginia scheduled for Saturday. Sandusky Speedway will open its 1/2 mile paved oval Sunday. HBack To BristolAfter a week off, NASCAR returns to racing this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will run Saturday at 1 p.m., the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series slated to race Sunday at 2 p.m.INDY in AlabamaThe Verizon INDYCAR Series visits Barber Motorsports Park this weekend for the Honda INDY Grand Prix of Alabama. The green flag is set to fly Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Brian Deitzlast_img read more

The Push is On: Apple Turns on Push Notifications

first_imgRelated Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Even though the iPhone 3.0 OS update went out successfully yesterday, the #1 feature many users were still waiting for was the ability to receive push notifications. While a couple of apps had already been updated with this functionality over the last few days (Zillow, AP Mobile, Weather Alert, etc.), no push notifications went out yesterday. Only this morning, around 10am, did Apple enable push notifications and the first alert went out to the AP Mobile app.After thinking about how Apple has implemented notifications, however, we think that while this is a great feature, there are a couple of areas where we would like to see some changes.No Going BackFor one, there doesn’t seem to be an option to review which notifications have come in after dismissing them. So if you mistakenly close a notification instead of clicking on ‘View,’ there is no way to go back to see where the message came from. It would be nice if Apple could include a list of incoming push notifications somewhere – maybe even under the generically named ‘Messages’ icon where the SMS features now reside.No Quiet Time Another issue that doesn’t seem so pressing on a Thursday morning, but might become a problem by Thursday night, is that there is no way to set a ‘quiet time’ for push notifications. If you only want notifications during the day, but not at night, you will have to turn off notifications completely in settings. Sure, you could just turn off all sounds and maybe rely solely on badges, so you won’t be startled by a breaking news alert from the AP at 3am, but that would defeat the purpose.We Still Love PushWe assume that developers might be able to add some of these features themselves, but it would have been nice if Apple had included this itself. These gripes aside, though, we think that push is going to be a major game changer and can’t wait for more apps to support it (especially more Twitter clients and IM apps). Note: We will look at Apple’s push notifications from a developer’s perspective later today.Push Enabled AppsIf you are looking for a list of push enabled apps, by the way, the good people at AppAdvice feature a nice list of currently available apps, as well as some that should hit the App Store soon. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinoislast_img read more

ECM: Why ECM and Content Management is a Top Business Priority

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name *E-mail *Website ‹ Compliance: High Failure Rate of DB Security Audits Data Trends: The Standardization of PDF › Collaboration and compliance are the top two drivers for getting organizations to invest in Enterprise Content Management (ECM).  That’s the conclusion of a recent survery by Forrester Research of 170 ECM decision makers.  72% of those organizations will be spending money on ECM in 2010, although maybe that’s not too surprising, because what else would you expect an ‘ECM decision maker’ to do?  But what is noteworthy here is that so many organizations are concerned enough about ECM that they have designated people on their staff to plan and execute ECM solutions.A list of reasons behind why organizations are investing in ECM is shown on the following chart:But while the reasons are many for why organizations should invest in ECM, the stumbling block has been to show what the real return on investment (ROI) is from ECM.  ECM can bring about dramatic improvements in productivity and can potentially save many many thousands of dollars when used in support of compliance or eDiscovery.  Everyone agrees that ECM is good, but putting your finger on exactly what order of magnitude of savings and benefits is still hard. January 20th, 2010 center_img Category: Enterprise Content Management Leave a Comment last_img read more

NBA: Paul Pierce to join ESPN as full-time analyst

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Perez uncorks 28 as Lyceum goes up 15-0 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Pierce’s new venture, meanwhile, mirrors his former Celtic teammate Kevin Garnett, who also transitioned to broadcast commentary after retiring from the sport.His number 34 jersey will also be immortalized in a retirement ceremony sometime this season.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups As confirmed by the sports network in a statement, the 10-time All-Star and Celtics legend will regularly appear in the “NBA Countdown’’ and “The Jump” segments starting next month.“I always had fun doing guest coverage with ESPN, so it is exciting to officially join the teams at NBA Countdown and The Jump,” said Pierce, who served as a guest on both segments during the 2017-18 regular season and playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I love hoops, my whole life has been about the game, so this feels like a natural evolution in my career and I can’t wait for the season to get started,” he added.Pierce’s toughness and bravado as a basketball player translated well into the microphone, as his often candid and opinionated commentaries drew rave reviews from viewers. Paul Pierce  AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLooks like it didn’t take long for Paul Pierce to find a new gig outside of basketball.After 19 remarkable seasons in the NBA, “The Truth” is set to join ESPN’s crew of on-screen NBA analysts and personalities.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoValencia coach Marcelino admits Chicharito admiration

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Valencia coach Marcelino admits Chicharito admirationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino admits they need to sell if they’re to sign West Ham striker Javier Hernandez.It’s been suggested Marcelino would prefer to cut short the loan of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and replace him with Chicharito.He said, “Chicharito is a player with an international trajectory. But I prefer the four attackers we have. I do not see today the possibility that we stay with five attackers because it is a particular position. “We have four good attackers. They do not find the way to the goal but we have to change that. If an attacker leaves us because all the parties agree, we will look for a solution in the transfer window. But we are not considering the possibility of having five attackers.” last_img read more

Alabama, Florida State Named 2016 National Signing Day Recruiting Champions

first_imgGraphic shows the best recruiting classes in the country.Entering yesterday’s National Signing Day, Alabama sat behind schools like Florida State, LSU, Michigan, and Ohio State in the national recruiting rankings. After a huge day, highlighted by the commitments of five-star linebackers Ben Davis and Mack Wilson, the Crimson Tide class was ranked No. 1 by three of the four major recruiting services: 247Sports, Rivals, and Scout. Here are how the rankings for those sites shook out after the dust settled on National Signing Day.247Sports:247sports 2-4Rivals:rivals 2-4Scout:scout 2-4The one ranking site that spurned Alabama? According to ESPN, the Crimson Tide were edged out by the Florida State Seminoles.espn 2-4As you’d expect with those results, 247Sports’ composite ranking, which utilizes all four of the major services, also has Alabama No. 1.247 composite 2-4Alabama has four national championships on the field under Nick Saban, and amazingly, they are even more dominant in the recruiting game. The Tide have signed a top recruiting class for six straight years now, and there is no sign that Saban and his staff are slowing down.last_img read more