Greater Manchester told to ‘minimise travel’ as Delta variant surges

first_img“They emphasised again that the vaccine did not provide 100 per cent protection and there were real concerns about the transmissibility of the new variants,” a source said. Share Also Read: Sterling recovers ground despite worry over 21 June reopening date Stefan Boscia whatsapp Hancock told MPs that “absolutely critical” data on the effectiveness of Covid vaccines at reducing serious diseases and hospital admissions for the so-called Indian or Delta variant will be available in the next “couple of weeks”. Health secretary Matt Hancock told MPs: “I can tell the House that today, working with local authorities, we are providing a strengthened package of support based on what is working in Bolton to help Greater Manchester and Lancashire tackle the rise in the Delta variant that we are seeing there.” Also Read: Indian variant is ’40 per cent more transmissible’, Hancock says It comes as The Times reported today that Boris Johnson was set to delay the 21 June shedding of England Covid restrictions by two to three weeks. Tuesday 8 June 2021 1:09 pm Today’s announcement puts the 21 June further in jeopardy as the seven-day case rate has now risen by 50 per cent over the past week. The health secretary said that evidence shows two vaccines are just as effective against the variant. Greater Manchester told to ‘minimise travel’ as Delta variant surges Hancock told Sky News on Sunday that the variant is 40 per cent more transmissible, with data also suggesting that one Covid jab is not as effective against the strain. Surge testing will be deployed in Lambeth tomorrow. (Getty Images) Show Comments ▼ A “rapid response unit” has been sent to Greater Manchester and Lancashire to provide surge testing and “military support” to suppress the spread of the more transmissible variant, which was discovered in India. whatsapp Chief medical officer professor Chris Whitty reportedly gave a briefing to Boris Johnson’s cabinet about the current situation, which ministers described to The Times as “downbeat” and “fairly grim”. Millions of people in Greater Manchester and Lancashire have been told to “minimise travel” and to only meet people indoors as a result of rising cases of the Delta Covid variant.last_img read more

City Moves for 14 July 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share whatsapp Monday 13 July 2015 8:42 pm More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com City Moves for 14 July 2015 | Who’s switching jobs center_img Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Advent Solutions ManagementThe insurance consulting and outsource services provider has appointed Paul Bermingham to launch its new delegated underwriting support business. He joins as a director from Xchanging, where he was executive director, claims. Bermingham has 27 years’ experience in insurance.Templeton Emerging Markets Investment TrustCarlos Hardenberg has been appointed lead portfolio manager of the investment trust. He is senior vice president and managing director of Templeton Emerging Markets Group. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Hardenberg was an analyst in the corporate finance department for Bear Stearns International in London.  Fulcrum Asset Management The asset management firm has announced two appointments to its investment team. Fiona Boal joins as director of commodity research. She was previously associate director, commodities at Hermes Investment Management, and has also held roles at Argonaut Capital, Harbert Strategic Commodities Fund, and Rabobank International. Matthieu Walterspiler joins as director of equity research. He was executive director, European portfolio strategy at Goldman Sachs.Metro BankThe bank has appointed Jo Hollins as senior relationship manager, large loans. She joins from Metro Bank’s private banking unit. Hollins has also previously worked as a consultant at John Charcol.PwC LegalOliver Williams has been appointed partner in PwC’s legal division. He joins from DLA and has also worked at Weil Gotshal. Williams advises on private equity, M&A, joint ventures, equity issues and corporate restructuring.Insight InvestmentThe European investment management firm has announced the appointment of John Rushen as head of institutional for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He joins from Aon Hewitt, where he was head of Europe, Middle East and Africa investment services. Rushen has also previously held positions at BlackRock and Mercer.AcuityThe tech M&A boutique has announced the appointment of Andy Lister as partner. He joins from KPMG Corporate Finance, where he was a director. Lister is a chartered accountant, and first qualified with KPMG in Leeds in 2004.To appear in City Moves please email your career updates and pictures to [email protected] up to receive the new City Moves morning update if you haven’t already. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift 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 Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorlast_img read more

LWR and Uranium Work Both on Track

first_img Facebook Twitter News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kim So Yeol – 2011.11.30 6:05pm North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA), citing a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today asserted that its uranium enrichment program and experimental reactor construction are progressing well, appearing to put fresh pressure on the U.S.North Korea’s comments were a re-assertion of the right to use peaceful nuclear energy while rejecting the demand for denuclearization from South Korea and the U.S.North Korea also confirmed its stance of resuming the Six-Party Talks without precondition. The spokesman said, “If all involved countries commit to the principles of the September 19th Joint Statement we will open the prospect of denuclearization on the Peninsula,” and continued, “We will resume the Six-Party Talks without any precondition and are ready to implement every step of the September 19th Joint Statement.”The spokesman asserted, “We will not tolerate unilateral demands.”The statement of the North Korean spokesman appears to be an attempt to pressure the U.S. administration into action, coming after Pyongyang this week granted permission to a group of U.S. experts including Joel Wit of the US-Korea Institute at SAIS to visit the country.North Korea disclosed its uranium enrichment facilities equipped with 2,000 centrifugal separators to Dr. Siegfried Hecker in November last year.center_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarKim So Yeol Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak LWR and Uranium Work Both on Track News News last_img read more

OSC announces agenda for proxy voting roundtable

first_img The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has announced its agenda and panelists for its forthcoming roundtable on the proxy voting system. The roundtable, which is slated for January 29, will focus on a couple of the major themes that emerged from the comment letters received on the consultation paper published by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) last year. Specifically, the meeting will feature a panel discussion on understanding and improving vote reconciliation; and, a panel that will examine issues around designing and implementing end-to-end vote confirmation. The roundtable “will help inform next steps on this initiative”, the OSC says. Both panels will hear the perspectives of issuers, investors, and other industry stakeholders. The OSC says that the panellists — which includes representatives from Computershare Canada, Broadridge, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Shorecrest Group Ltd., the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries, CIBC, Agrium Inc., Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc., BlackRock, and TMX Group’s CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. — have been selected based on comment letters submitted to the CSA, and to reflect a diversity of views. Related news Banks, insurers plan virtual AGMs SEC seeks to toughen proxy rules Keywords Proxy votingCompanies Ontario Securities Commission center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media SEC calls for input on climate-risk disclosure James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

MFDA issues revised CRM2 FAQ

first_img CRM2 fee disclosures fail to enlighten, empower investors: report Keywords Client relationship modelCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association New guidance from the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) spells out how integrated dealers should report their compensation to clients as required by the second phase of the Client Relationship Model (CRM2). The MFDA on Tuesday published a revised frequently asked questions (FAQ) document on that provides guidance to fund dealers as they adopt the remaining CRM2 requirements that are designed to enhance transparency to clients. Related news First enforcement, now an exemption TD Waterhouse fined $4 million for ignoring CRM2 Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Thanks to relief granted by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) earlier this year, firms have until Dec. 31 to implement certain measures that were slated for adoption by July 15. The remaining CRM2 amendments are still on track to be in effect by July 2016. The revised FAQ provides responses to a number of issues that have arisen as firms have begun implementing the CRM2 reforms. For example, the rules will require dealers to provide clients with new annual reports on the cost of their investments, and the compensation received by dealers (starting in 2016). One of the issues that has arisen is how firms that have integrated manufacturing and distribution should report their compensation if they don’t generate account-specific commissions on the sale of proprietary products, but instead have internal revenue-sharing arrangements. In recent months, there has been some debate about whether these sorts of firms should be required to report the total cost of investing to clients, or if they should be allowed to allocate a portion of the total cost to distribution, and just report that estimate to clients. The revised FAQ indicates that firms will be allowed to use either approach. “[Dealers] who receive transfer payments instead of commission revenue must make a reasonable estimate of what [they] would have received if it earned commission revenue,” the revised FAQ says. “For example, [dealers] can base their estimate on compensation that would have been earned by third party dealers from the sale of the same or similar products.” Alternatively, reporting the total costs paid by the client to the combined corporate entity, including both manufacturing and distribution revenue, also meet its requirements. “In either case, the description should be sufficiently clear so as to provide clients with an understanding of the services to which the compensation relates,” the revised FAQ says. Other issues addressed in the revised FAQ include: calculating book cost in certain situations; how referral fees and rebates should be reported to clients in different circumstances; assorted performance reporting issues, including the valuation and reporting of clients’ holdings in GICs and segregated funds; and the division of certain reporting responsibilities between introducing dealers and carrying dealers, and between dealers and fund companies. The guidance also clarifies that charges and compensation related to seg funds will not have to be included in the new annual reports to clients. Although, the revised FAQ suggests that it would be a good idea to include these instruments. “In the interests of providing more fulsome reporting to clients, and where reliable data is available, we would encourage [dealers] to provide disclosure on the Report on Charges and Other Compensation in respect of non-securities investment products,” the revised FAQ says. “Such disclosure will further assist investor decision-making and is consistent with the obligation of [dealers] to deal fairly, honestly and in good faith with their clients.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Global investment funds industry marks IIFA 30th anniversary

first_img Leaders of the global investment funds industry gathered in Osaka, Japan this week to discuss challenges and opportunities in today’s global economic environment, as they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA). More than 80 people representing 30 fund associations and guests from around the world attended the IIFA conference. Related news IE Staff Keywords Investment fundsCompanies International Investment Funds Association Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canada Life to launch new shelf of mutual fundscenter_img CIBC lowers investment minimums IG Wealth adjusts strategies, fees of multiple funds The leaders discussed many issues affecting their businesses, including fund distribution, fund governance, fiduciary duty and socially-responsible investing. They also discussed demographic trends and their implications to the pension systems and the funds industry, as well as the recent changes in business environment, focusing, in particular, on the fund passport initiatives, information technology, cybersecurity and the increasing role of exchange-traded funds. “We recognize the need to proactively respond to the increasingly important global regulatory initiatives in identifying and dealing with systemic risks in the financial system, as well as the need to strengthen investor protection in light of the increasingly important cross-border investment flows,” said Paul Schott Stevens, chairman of the IIFA and president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Investment Company Institute, in a news release. IIFA’s 31st annual conference will be held in Zurich, Switzerland in October 2017. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Canadians relying on their savings to generate own retirement income

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Last-minute RRSP tips More and more Canadians will be relying on personal savings and investments to sustain them throughout retirement, according to a recent study from Natixis Global Asset Management. Snowbirds win legal battle to reinstate out-of-province medical coverage Related news Gone are the days when a solid combination of employer and government pensions and personal savings could provide a solid retirement income as 78% of Canadians surveyed for the Natixis report said the onus is on them to ensure they’ll have an enough income to support their post-work years financially. In addition, 97% of Canadians said their personal savings and investments, including their workplace retirement savings, will play a key role in their retirement. In light of these concerns, Canadians are taking a proactive approach as they’re saving 9% of their annual income, on average, while 64% of Canadians are contributing to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. “Canadians are generally concerned about not saving enough [money] and the long-term costs of being in retirement,” says Abe Goenka, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management Canada, in a statement. “Financial advisors can help them understand what the costs are in retirement and also guide them to develop a plan to reach the funding goals that they have.” In fact, the report found that many Canadians are in need of such guidance as 40% report not having an estimation of their retirement expenses. Furthermore, 77% said they will rely on family members more than government programs to help them cover their retirement costs. Specifically, 60% will be counting on a spouse’s or partner’s retirement savings and 39% will turn to children for financial and housing assistance, if necessary. Many Canadians are also relying on elder family members to support their retirement through a received inheritance. In fact, 50% of survey participants believe an inheritance is an important part of retirement income and 45% report an expectation to receive one. “In many cases, depending on inheritance for retirement income is not a wise strategy, as it may assume that the previous generation has been effective in executing their own retirement plans, namely the impact of inflation, taxes and increased longevity,” says Robert Handelman, vice president of tax and wealth with Natixis Global Asset Management Canada, in a statement. Although 81% of Canadians have every intention of passing on an inheritance, only 43% have actually begun to write a will, posing potential legal and tax consequences for their families and heirs. Natixis surveyed 300 Canadian investors with a minimum of $134,894 in investible assets as part of a larger global study of 8,300 investors in 26 countries. The online survey was conducted in February and March. Photo copyright: ducdao/123RF Leah Golob Keywords Retirement,  Consumer borrowing and saving Earnings surge for Great-West Lifeco in Q4 Survey finds Canadians aren’t sure how much they’ll need for retirementlast_img read more

KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION BY HON. ALOUN NDOMBET ASSAMBA

first_imgRelatedKEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION BY HON. ALOUN NDOMBET ASSAMBA Advertisements RelatedKEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION BY HON. ALOUN NDOMBET ASSAMBA RelatedKEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION BY HON. ALOUN NDOMBET ASSAMBAcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail It seems like just yesterday that I was here like this with you at the Half Moon Conference Centre in Montego Bay reflecting on our partnership within Jamaica’s lead sector.In fact, it has been one whole year – almost to the date (Last year it was on June 10), and as usual, we have had a tremendous ride.In reviewing the past year since our last such conversation, I could easily wax poetic and proclaim in the tradition of Charles DickensIt was the best of times. it was the worst of timesIt was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief …it was the epoch of incredulity…The thing though, is that I would have to qualify this approach significantly.to begin with – Dickens was setting the scene at the time of the French Revolution in 18th century Europe, while what we are concerned with is a bloodless Jamaican revolution, with the similarity being that nothing worth fighting for comes easy.No – that’s not the ‘set up’ for any excuse. Surely you all know me by now – my thing is honest open dialogue, even when.and I dare say.especially when partners do not see things in the same way.All I am saying – the period between June 10, 2006 and today, June 9, 2007 has been anything but dull.certainly not ‘business as usual’.Global tourism is growing. and Jamaica must compete vigorously with other Caribbean nations, not just merely to survive, but (in the current vernacular) remain pon top a t’ings.What does this really mean?There are so many contending views about what signifies a tourist sector in growth mode, that sometimes if you are not careful, you do are not even sure what to do – in management jargon it is what they used to call ‘the paralysis of analysis’.You are business people, and you know I am a woman who talks straight, so let’s just cut to the chase.Addressing a meeting of the Caribbean Shipping Association on May 16 in Puerto Rico, CTO head Vincent Vanderpool Wallace uttered a great truth that cut through the clutter. He said:‘I commend to everyone an article written by Frederick Reichheld [RIKE-held] entitled “The One Number You Need to Grow”. What is that number? It is the number of persons who will recommend your product or service to their friends and relatives.’There is no argument about the fact that Jamaica is blessed with so many natural advantages.First there are the physical attributes such as the breathtakingly beautiful and varied landscape, bathed by the warm waters of the Caribbean 24/7s – 365. Many of our neighbours have Oceanic coastlines, often with unseasonably chilly waters.When you look at the Caribbean basin, Jamaica is perfectly positioned in the epicentre, and just a short plane hop away from the world’s richest market.Historically we also have very deep links with the world’s most formidable trading bloc, and this has developed into enduring economic partnerships.Then there are the people.really the landlords of the ‘Rock’. Culturally, we have been socialized to serve, and technically we have achieved, and in some cases exceeded global standards of hospitality skills training.and then there is the fact that the language of instruction and trade is English – the same as the dominant global mode.Click here for more KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE JAMAICA HOTEL & TOURIST ASSOCIATION BY HON. ALOUN NDOMBET ASSAMBA UncategorizedJune 9, 2007last_img read more

Animation Policy Framework to be Created

first_imgAnimation Policy Framework to be Created TechnologyAugust 3, 2015Written by: Chad Bryan FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, on Friday, July 31, announced that a policy framework will shortly be created for Jamaica’s animation industry.“We are going to develop a national strategy for how we will move forward in the sector,” the Minister said.He was speaking with JIS News, at a ceremony to present certificates to 21 animation specialists who participated in a four-week training programme, at the Vocational Training Development Institute (VTDI) on Gordon Town Road, St Andrew.Mr. Robinson said the ‘train the trainers’ programme was held in recognition of the need to establish standards that govern the animation industry.“A number of institutions were offering animation training, but there were no standards across the board. What we are trying to do is to establish a standard,” he said.The animation specialists, who are instructors at tertiary institutions such as the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona; Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA); Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC); and VTDI, benefited from training in the fundamentals of 2D and 3D animation, delivered by experts from Capilano University in Canada.These specialists are now able to train others and, in the process, assist in building a pool of persons who are qualified, up to international standards.Meanwhile, Mr. Robinson is hopeful that Jamaica can tap into the earnings of the lucrative animation industry, which he said can potentially generate approximately US$220 billion.He believes, however, that this can only be accomplished by having trained specialists who are equipped with effective teaching strategies, techniques, and methodologies in the fundamental principles of animation.The first of its kind in Jamaica, train the trainers programme is part of the Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries (YEDAI) project, being facilitated under an agreement signed by the Science Technology, Energy, and Mining Ministry and World Bank Group. RelatedNational Indoor Sports Centre To Go Solar RelatedGirls Learning To Codecenter_img Story HighlightsState Minister for Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, on Friday, July 31, announced that a policy framework will shortly be created for Jamaica’s animation industry.“We are going to develop a national strategy for how we will move forward in the sector,” the Minister said.Mr. Robinson said the ‘train the trainers’ programme was held in recognition of the need to establish standards that govern the animation industry. RelatedPolice Stations To Be Equipped With High-Speed Internet Advertisementslast_img read more

Traffic violation lead to arrest

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeTraffic violation lead to arrest Nov. 28, 2016 at 8:00 amCrimeTraffic violation lead to arresteditor5 years agoCarlos RamirezCrime Watchdaily presspoliceSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica policeSanta Monica Police Departmentsmdpsmpd On November 16, 2016 at about 10:02 p.m.Officers were patrolling the area of 11th Street and Colorado Avenue observed a bicyclist commit a traffic violation.  Officers stopped the bicyclist in the 1200 block of Colorado Avenue.   The subject consented to a search of his person which revealed several debit cards belonging to others.  Also recovered on his person was methamphetamine, narcotics paraphernalia and bolt cutters.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.In custody, Carlos Ramirez, 36, homeless, was booked for possession of access card with intent to defraud, possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools. Bail was set at $20,000.Tags :Carlos RamirezCrime Watchdaily presspoliceSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica policeSanta Monica Police Departmentsmdpsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentAn Inspiration in Santa MonicaStaying fit during the holiday seasonYou Might Also LikeCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoFeaturedNewsAfter local teen’s death, parents protest Snapchat’s inaction against drug dealersClara Harter7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more