Capita’s bid pipeline dries

first_imgWednesday 12 November 2014 9:32 pm Capita’s bid pipeline dries UK OUTSOURCING firm Capita saw its share price fall 6.51 per cent to 1,048p yesterday after it revealed recent contract losses and a decreasing bid pipeline.The company said it had obtained £1.63bn in new contracts in the year to date, dropping from £2.9bn in the same period last year. Its bid pipeline also dropped to £4.1bn from £5.7bn in July.Capita also announced that group finance director Gordon Hurst would retire in February. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Ollie Gordon More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

WATCH: TV Producer who made shows about Laois grapples with Coronavirus

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st April 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp A TV producer, who made two very popular programmes about Laois in recent years, is fighting the Coronavirus in hospital.Yvonne Kinsella, who is from Dublin and works for Motive TV, produced ‘Bypassed’ for RTE One in 2016 and ‘The Town’ for Virgin Media in 2018, appeared via a video on Claire Byrne Live on Monday.The mother and grandmother, who would be very well known to any of the Laois people who took part in either of those TV shows, was in a very distressed state.From her hospital bed with a mask over her face, Yvonne, who has a compromised immune system and asthma, revealed how she asked her husband to sign their will before she went to hospital.She said: “I got here the other night and thought, ‘God, am I going to come back out?’“I asked my husband to find a will that we had in a drawer and I signed it. I just hated it and I told him to mind the kids. I didn’t think I would walk back out, I thought my heart was going to give up, the pain was unbearable.“All I can do is hope that I turn a corner in a week or so and I will be okay again.“You go asleep and you just hope that god will wake you up, that you don’t have to go to ICU.”Yvonne paid tribute to the staff in the hospital who are looking after her. While she also urged people to heed the warnings around Coronavirus.She said: “The staff are unbelievable, they have to go home to their own families but they’re still in looking after you they are unbelievable.“I’m just hoping now that I will turn a corner and I will get out and see my kids and my grandkids again.“I say to people, don’t be fools. I don’t know how I got it, don’t risk your life, don’t risk your family’s life, you never know when it is going to change.”Yvonne worked closely with us here in LaoisToday during the production of The Town and we wish her all the very best as she fights against this virus.“You go asleep & you just hope that God will wake you up – that you don’t have to go to ICU” – Yvonne has Cov-19 & is in hospital.Yvonne Kinsella is a mother of two & grandmother of two from Dublin, she has a compromised immune system & asthma. She recorded this for #CBLive— Claire Byrne Live (@ClaireByrneLive) March 30, 2020SEE ALSO – Coronavirus cases in Ireland go above 3,000 and 17 more deaths Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Previous articleThe remarkable life of a Laois priest who served in the USA for almost 70 yearsNext articleLTinder – New LaoisToday dating app launched for Laois people looking for love LaoisToday Reporter TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19The Town documentaryYvonne Kinsella Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role News WATCH: TV Producer who made shows about Laois grapples with Coronavirus Electric Picnic Home News WATCH: TV Producer who made shows about Laois grapples with Coronavirus Newslast_img read more

Unsuitable leveraging results in fine, ban for ex-fund rep

first_imggavel olegdudko/123RF BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Following a hearing in December 2019, the panel found that Balani breached MFDA rules in implementing leverage strategies for clients.Specifically, it found that he submitted new account and investment loan applications for at least two clients that contained false information, and that he failed to ensure that leveraged investment recommendations were suitable.In its reasons, the panel said that, “The respondent completely failed his two clients,” adding, “Not only did he fail to carry out his [know-your-client] and suitability obligations, he completely misled his clients by providing one set of [new account] and loan applications to them which contained their correct information and a completely different and false set of [account] and loan applications to his dealer and the lender.”The panel also found that he failed to co-operate with the self-regulatory organization’s (SRO) investigation. Balani did not participate in the MFDA proceedings against him.A hearing on sanctions was held on May 26, and the SRO released the panel’s decision and reasons June 18.“The respondent has demonstrated by this conduct that he is completely untrustworthy in an industry that requires a high level of trust,” the panel said.After suffering losses due to the leverage strategies, the clients complained to the firm.Following an investigation of the complaint, the firm provided compensation to both clients. Balani was subsequently dismissed. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator A former fund rep was fined and banned by the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) for putting clients into inappropriate leveraged investing strategies.An MFDA hearing panel ruled that Lachman Hassaram Balani, a former rep with Shah Financial Planning Inc. in Brampton, Ont., is permanently banned, fined $125,000 and ordered to pay $7,500 in costs. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Keywords Enforcement,  LeverageCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

IIROC chooses 2020-21 board members

first_imgGrand opening, cutting red ribbon 123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media New directors Malcolm Heins, Jennifer Newman and Laura Tamblyn Watts succeed James Donegan, Edward Iacobucci and Catherine Smith, respectively.Heins is a retired CEO of the Law Society of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) Investor Advisory Panel; Newman is senior managing director of real estate operations and special projects for the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; and Tamblyn Watts is CEO of CanAge Inc. — which represents seniors and vulnerable investors — and a member of the OSC’s Taskforce on Seniors. Keywords Securities regulations,  Self-regulatory organizationsCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada When does poor service become a regulatory issue for online brokerages? IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposal IE Staff FCA seeks consumer duty standards The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has chosen its 15-person board of directors for the 2020-21 year.The majority of board members were re-elected or will serve the second year of their term. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related newslast_img read more

WHRA Receives 4 New Ambulances

first_imgRelatedWHRA Receives 4 New Ambulances FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Four new Mercedes Benz ambulances have been added to the fleet within the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), bringing the number of functional ambulances in the region to 15.The new ambulances are from 12 recently received by the Ministry of Health, from an order of 22 units.Public Relations and Access to Information Officer with the WRHA, Clinton Pickering, said that an additional three new ambulances would be delivered to the WRHA, when the remaining 10 vehicles were delivered to the Ministry.The allocation of the new ambulances will see one each being assigned to the Savanna-la-mar Hospital in Westmorland; Cornwall Regional in St. James; Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny; and Noel Holmes in Hanover. This will bring to six, the number of functional ambulances operating in the parish of Westmoreland, while St. James will have four; Trelawny, three; and Hanover, two.Savanna-la-mar Hospital will receive one of the remaining three vehicles from the Ministry, while the other two will be assigned to Cornwall Regional.Meanwhile, in an effort to ensure excellent care of the units, the ambulance drivers within the WRHA recently underwent an intensive defensive driving course, which was administered by a team led by Paul Clementson, head of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Housing, Transport and Works, The majority ambulances workers within the WRHA are trained emergency responders. RelatedWHRA Receives 4 New Ambulances WHRA Receives 4 New Ambulances UncategorizedJanuary 17, 2007center_img Advertisements RelatedWHRA Receives 4 New Ambulanceslast_img read more

SBAJ Head Urges Members to Meet Tax Obligations

first_imgRelatedSBAJ Head Urges Members to Meet Tax Obligations RelatedSBAJ Head Urges Members to Meet Tax Obligations SBAJ Head Urges Members to Meet Tax Obligations CommerceApril 29, 2009 RelatedSBAJ Head Urges Members to Meet Tax Obligationscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Edward Chin-Mook, says that it is crucial for entrepreneurs to abide by tax regulations which stimulate economic growth.Mr. Chin Mook said that the creation of a Jamaica Business Information Centre (JAMBIC), at the association’s headquarters in Kingston, will emphasise proper registration of entities and the importance of tariff compliance.“We are really in this position (high debt burden) because too many of us have not paid our way for such a long time and, as a result of that, the Government and successive Governments have always been put in a precarious position,” he said.Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Valerie Veira, (left) and President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Edward Chin-Mook, cut a ribbon, symbolisng the opening of a Jamaica Business Information Centre at the SBAJ Office on Trafalgar Road, New Kingston, Tuesday( April 28).Mr. Chin-Mook was speaking at the opening of the SBAJ’s JAMBIC Centre at 2 Trafalgar Road today (April 28).He said that among the varied assistance to be provided, such as business plan development, the JAMBIC Centre will focus on assisting persons to enter the tax system in a controlled way.The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, launched the JAMBIC project in 2006, with a view to bolstering the support provided to owners of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs). A strategic partnership was formed with the SBAJ, bringing to fruition the launch of a JAMBIC Centre at the association’s headquarters.Chief Executive Officer of the JBDC, Valerie Veira, likened the partnership between the two entities to that of a “marriage”, noting that the three Ps – planning, perseverance and passion – were vital to the formation of the Centre.“We share a common goal, to provide support and guidance to the micro, small and medium enterprises: Holding the hands of those persons who want to go on that journey of entrepreneurship,” Miss Veira said.Executive Director of JBDC Harold Davis, provided statistics on the number of non-Government businesses in Jamaica saying that, according to the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), there were some 365,000 entities registered as own account.Mr. Davis also gave a brief outline of the operations of the JAMBIC at the SBAJ, explaining that plans were being made to offer specialised services for the visually impaired and the physically challenged.“We are hoping that it will become a special place for MSMEs in New Kingston,” he said.Aside from the newly-opened centre, Mr. Davis announced that three others will be established within the next two months in Manchester, St. Ann and Portland.Thus far seven JAMBIC Centres have been opened and are operating at: the JBDC’s Corporate Office; Jamaica Employer’s Federation; The Source JN; Hanover Chamber of Commerce; Negril Chamber of Commerce; Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce; and Portmore Chamber of Commerce.The JAMBIC Centres are strategically housed on the properties of some of JBDC’s partners. Partners offer at least the core suite of services, which include general business information, business development training, customised training packages, business planning services and back office support to MSMEs.The JAMBIC Centres are a further extension of the Export Centre and Business Information Points (ECBIPs) which are components of the European Union’s Private Sector Development Programme. Advertisementslast_img read more

UNAIDS works with partners to support COVID-19 recovery for vulnerable people in Indonesia

first_imgUNAIDS works with partners to support COVID-19 recovery for vulnerable people in Indonesia UNAIDSMany people have been able to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to be paid, but low-income workers often haven’t had that opportunity.In Indonesia, the latest labour force survey results show that 29 million workers have been affected by the pandemic, with 24 million workers suffering from cuts in hours of work and income. Average wages were depressed by 5.2% between 2019 and 2020. Surveys conducted by the Indonesia AIDS Coalition show that the situation is similar for people living with HIV and key populations-more than 80% of 529 respondents had experienced a reduction or loss of income due to the pandemic.To address the rising income inequality, the United Nations allocated a US$ 1.7 million funding package to bolster the economic empowerment of women and vulnerable populations in Indonesia and to help protect their livelihoods from the devastating socioeconomic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the UNAIDS Country Office for Indonesia worked with the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to mobilize the funding.A joint project launched earlier this month will directly benefit and empower vulnerable groups, including women, people living with HIV, key populations, refugees, migrant workers and people in disadvantaged regions.The one-year project offers support through training on entrepreneurship and business development and facilitates access to skills development and jobs. UNAIDS will work closely with civil society organizations to identify the beneficiaries and ensure that people living with HIV and transgender people and other key populations are among the approximately 3650 people to be supported by the project.The Indonesia Positive Network is among the organizations that will be involved in the project. Meirinda Sebayang, the National Coordinator of the Indonesia Positive Network, appreciates the support of the project. “COVID-19 has amplified existing disparities, especially for the livelihoods of people living with HIV and key populations in Indonesia. In this difficult time, we learned that it is important to build trust and strong collaboration between communities, government, health services and United Nations partners, not only to ensure that essential services remain available but to ensure that our community is not left behind in the response and recovery from the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19,” she said.The project also includes advocacy for policies that promote inclusion and respond to discrimination in the government, the private sector and trade unions. Through this sensitization and advocacy work, these sectors will be required to protect vulnerable groups from discrimination and exclusion from the job market, even beyond the COVID-19 recovery.One year into the pandemic, it is crucial that United Nations agencies join forces to support vulnerable groups, which have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, in the recovery process.“Many key populations affected by HIV work in informal settings and were seriously hit by the pandemic. While we may not be able to respond to every single need of the community, we aim to provide an example of how to support vulnerable communities in these stressful and critical times. We believe that through this project many people will receive the direct support and opportunities that are vital for the recovery of their livelihoods,” said Krittayawan Boonto, the UNAIDS Country Director for Indonesia. /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:aids, Commissioner, community, disadvantaged, empowerment, Government, health services, HIV, Indonesia, inequality, job market, trade union, transgender, U.S., UNAIDS, United Nationslast_img read more

Going home for the holidays? Connect with the CU alumni chapter in your area!

first_img Published: Nov. 18, 2016 The moment you stepped on campus, you became a Forever Buff—a life-long member of the CU family. That means you have free access to career advice, alumni communications, discounts, events and travel opportunities designed specifically for you as a Buff.There also are ways to keep your strong connection to CU when you leave Boulder, whether it’s for a holiday break or more permanently after graduation. More than 30 alumni chapters in the U.S. (and six international) exist to connect Buffs over shared ties to their alma mater. From the CU Young Alumni chapter in Denver to the enthusiastic alums in New York, Boston and Orange County, Buffs get together year-round to reminisce, celebrate and bond over their CU experiences. Chapters create small communities that provide resources and excitement to students and alumni alike. As a student, you can network with chapter members to get a handle on job opportunities or attend a watch party to cheer on the Buffs as a united group in your hometown. You even can share your CU experience with prospective students of the university—and make a lasting impression on a potential Buff. Find a chapter in your area. Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Jamaica Day should also be celebrated in the Diaspora – Sen. Knight

first_imgRelatedJamaica Day should also be celebrated in the Diaspora – Sen. Knight By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter Jamaica Day should also be celebrated in the Diaspora – Sen. Knight Foreign AffairsMarch 14, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Government Senator, K.D. Knight, has recommended that Jamaica Day should be celebrated and recognised within the Diaspora, instead of being solely observed locally within the school system. “I long for a Jamaica Day that is recognised in the Diaspora, a Jamaica Day that other school systems, where many Jamaicans are involved in other countries, could find it possible to embrace this as we showcase our culture,” Senator Knight said. He was commenting on a Motion brought by Opposition Senator, Kamina Johnson Smith, on March 9 in the Senate. The Motion called for the Ministry of Education “to consider and implement methods by which Jamaica Day can have increased co-ordination, a variety of prescribed activities from which to choose, that integrate with curricular objectives and systematic sharing of best practises, so as to optimise the day’s benefit for all our children.” In her remarks, Senator Johnson Smith said that it is important that the country seizes the opportunities created by events such as Jamaica Day to embed the country’s heritage in the education system. “Jamaica Day seeks to uplift our children and to uplift our society. We have to realise that we are in an unforgiving cycle. Culture and arts in education build well rounded well adjusted, creative thinking children. It reduces incidents of crime and anti social behaviour and when a society reduces crime and anti social behaviour, it becomes ripe for sustainable development,” Senator Johnson Smith said. She recommended that a comprehensive Jamaican culture guide could be created to facilitate a more organised day of activity. “This guide would contain a pool of curricular-driven, arts-based activities, to support the implementation of Jamaica Day. It would address different learning styles of our children, and it would make more equitable and consistent the educational outcomes of the day,” Senator Johnson Smith said. For her part, Government Senator, Angela Brown Burke noted that Jamaica Day activities present an opportunity to put on show what has been learnt and reinterpreted by teachers, students and parents alike. “This, I believe, brings a unique flavour to the celebrations which have now become truly theirs. The celebration allows for the introduction of known icons, such as our National Heroes and cultural icons, but also provides the opportunity to discuss our everyday heroes and local role models,” she added. The Senator said she did not see the necessity for a Jamaica culture guide for Jamaica Day activities.The Motion was amended to read: “The Senate acknowledges the work of the Ministry of Education in co-ordinating Jamaica Day celebrations over the last 10 years, and that the Ministry of Education reviews and implements methods by which Jamaica Day can have increased co-ordination, a variety of optional activities designed to integrate with the curricular objectives and systematic sharing of best practises, so as to optimise the day’s benefit for all our children.” The amended motion was approved by the Senate. Jamaica Day was celebrated in schools on February 17. RelatedJamaica Day should also be celebrated in the Diaspora – Sen. Knight RelatedJamaica Day should also be celebrated in the Diaspora – Sen. Knight Advertisementslast_img read more

Somers Woman Killed in Rollover Accident Near Kalispell

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Authorities say a 36-year-old Somers woman is dead after a single-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 2 west of Kalispell.Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Neil Duram says Kim Yost was driving with her three daughters — ages 8, 11 and 15 — when her vehicle drifted off the side of the road at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Yost overcorrected and her car rolled before coming to rest on a guardrail.Duram says based on evidence and witness statements, she was probably reaching for something in the glove box when she lost control of the vehicle.Yost, who was the only one not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at a Kalispell hospital less than an hour after the crash. The Daily Inter Lake reports her daughters were treated for minor injuries.last_img read more