It comes as official data showed job creation was waning ahead of the previous end of October Brexit deadline. Michael Searles A monthly index of job vacancies from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and accountants KPMG fell to 51.7 from 52.6 in September. whatsapp Share The demand for staff from UK employers grew at its slowest rate for almost eight years in October, according to a survey revealed on Friday, appearing to justify two Bank of England rate-setters backing an interest rate cut yesterday. Read more: Jobs paying below real living wage fall to seven-year low More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com The REC report released on Friday showed permanent job placements fell for an eighth consecutive month and at a faster rate than last month. whatsapp Friday 8 November 2019 10:36 am Read more: Pound sinks as Bank of England comes closer to interest rate cut It comes a day after two of the Bank of England’s nine interest-rate setters voted to cut interest rates again. “It’s not just businesses that are being cautious, however, and over October we’ve seen job-seekers become increasingly nervous about making a career change,” he said. It is the index’s lowest level since January 2012 and highlights concerns from the Bank of England that the UK’s labour market may be losing its strength. UK job growth slows as Bank of England entertains interest rate cut The pair cited signs that the labour marker may be on the turn, despite it being one of the economy’s strong points since the Brexit vote. Vice chairman at KMPG, James Stewart, said the uncertainty around Brexit and the upcoming general election on 12 December had dampened companies’ hiring plans.
The saloon car used to be hugely popular among executives and families, with about 5m sold in Europe since its introduction in 1993. It’s the end of the road for the Ford Mondeo Ford closed its engine factory in Bridgend, South Wales, with the loss of 1,700 jobs in September last year. At the Labour Party Conference in 1996, leader Tony Blair identified “Mondeo man” as a centrist, hard-working voter who was a key target for the party. Earlier this year it announced investment of at least £16bn in electrification technology. Its new 2.5-litre hybrid engine will be built at the Valencia plant from late 2022. “Today is another step on Ford’s electrification journey, providing a bridge to an all-electric passenger vehicle future, and demonstrating our continuing commitment to our manufacturing operations in Valencia where we have invested around three billion US dollars since 2011,” said Kieran Cahill, vice-president of manufacturing at Ford of Europe. whatsapp Ford Mondeo Also Read: It’s the end of the road for the Ford Mondeo Ford said today it will phase out the Mondeo early next year after nearly three decades of production. Electrification technology But demand has since shifted towards SUVs and lower-emission cars, leading Ford to axe production of the Mondeo at its plant in Valencia, Spain. Thursday 25 March 2021 7:57 pm It has another engine plant in Dagenham, Essex, and a site making transmissions in Halewood, Liverpool. Michiel Willems The American car giant has been re-evaluating its business model in recent years to suit customer demand. Ford Mondeo Also Read: It’s the end of the road for the Ford Mondeo Ford Mondeo The firm plans to have every car in its European range zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid by 2026, before going fully electric by 2030. Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼
Alaska’s Energy Desk | The Cost of Cold | WesternThe Cost of Cold: Staying warm in BethelMarch 23, 2018 by Christine Trudeau / KYUK Share:Jeff Sanders exclusively heats his 3,000 square foot home in Bethel with wood he scavenges around town. (Photo by Christine Trudeau / KYUK)More than 90 percent of households in Bethel use heating oil to keep warm, according to census data. But a lot of people supplement with wood, even though there are no trees on the tundra.And then there’s Jeff Sanders, who exclusively heats his 3,000-square-foot home in Bethel with wood he scavenges around town. Sanders says he hasn’t used heating fuel since 1974.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/03/23bethel-wood-heat-with-music.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Cost of Cold is a series from Alaska’s Energy Desk about how Alaskans around the state heat their homes. Reporter Christine Trudeau produced this story from Bethel.Share this story:
Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The government announced today that it will increase the amounts available to those who qualify for the program by 50%. Full-time students from low-income families will be eligible for $3,000 per year in assistance, which is up from the previous amount of $2,000. Assistance for full-time students from middle-income families jumps to $1,200 per year from $800. Financial assistance for part-time students from low-income families will increase to $1,800 from $1,200. The changes to CSGs came into effect on Aug. 1 and were initially proposed in the federal government’s 2016 budget, announced in March. The increase will provide assistance of $1.53 billion over five years. The government stated in the same announcement that it expects to have new eligibility thresholds for the CSG program in place for the 2017-18 school year, following consultations with the provinces and territories. A new CSG model would see the existing low-income and middle-income thresholds replaced by a scale under which grant amounts would gradually decline based on income and family size. The change would cost $790 million over four years and make the program available to more students, according to the announcement. The federal government also announced on Tuesday that its Repayment Assistance Plan for people who benefit from the Canada Student Loan program will be modified so borrowers can earn more before being required to repay that loan. This change will take effect on Nov. 1 and is expected to provide assistance of $131.4 million over five years. For example, a single person will not be required to begin repaying his or her federal student loan until they earn an annual gross income of $25,000, an increase from the current level of $20,210 per year. A family of two will not have to make any repayments until its annual family gross income reaches $39,052, up from the current threshold of $31,570. A full breakdown of the new income thresholds based on family size is available through the federal government’s announcement. Photo copyright: stockbroker/123RF Tessie Sanci The federal government is increasing the amounts some students can receive as grants through the Canada Student Grants (CSG) program.
Mark BurgessRudy Mezzetta The letter from Canaccord president and CEO Dan Daviau said combining the two companies would create “the preeminent independent wealth business in Canada” with more than $60 billion in assets under administration (AUA).Daviau said Richardson Wealth’s advisors would benefit from his firm’s “scale, stability and growth potential.” Canaccord cited “numerous attempts” since September to discuss its proposal.In a statement on Monday, RF Capital said its board “unanimously concluded” not to engage with Canaccord, noting that the takeover proposal wasn’t in the best interests of RF Capital’s shareholders, advisors and clients “in light of the considerable opportunities for Richardson Wealth in the fast-growing wealth management industry.”GMP Capital Inc. consolidated ownership of Richardson GMP last fall. When the transaction closed, the firm was rebranded RF Capital Group and the brokerage was renamed Richardson Wealth. Shareholders approved the deal after GMP Capital agreed to a $40-million share buyback following pressure from a group of investors, including a former executive.That transaction valued shares at $2.42 each, compared to Canaccord’s offer of $2.30. On Friday, RF Capital shares closed at $1.76 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Richardson Wealth reported AUA totalling $30.3 billion on Dec. 31, 6% more than a year earlier.Canaccord reported Canadian AUA of $29.3 billion on Dec. 31. The firm’s global AUA, which includes its wealth management businesses in the U.K., Europe and Australia, totalled $85.2 billion.In his letter, Daviau said 14 advisor teams from Richardson Wealth managing more than $3 billion in assets have moved to Canaccord in the past three years.A combined firm would be well placed to serve successful entrepreneurs, private clients and other high net-worth investors, the Canaccord release said.Canaccord said RF Capital’s board rejected the proposal “without reason,” and that representatives of Richardson Financial Group Ltd. (RFG), which holds a 44% stake in RF Capital, declined to discuss the offer.In a statement Monday, RFG confirmed its shares aren’t for sale.“Richardson Wealth has incredible long-term potential as an independent leader in the Canadian wealth management industry,” said RFG president and CEO Sandy Riley.“We believe that RF Capital is embarked on a strategy that will generate far more shareholder value than a transaction with Canaccord would.”Daviau said he wants to acquire 100% of RF Capital but would settle for more than 50% control if Richardson Financial Group is unwilling to sell its shares. While he said he would prefer an agreement that RF Capital’s board supports, “we are prepared to proceed unilaterally with an offer directly to your shareholders.”On RF Capital’s March 5 quarterly conference call, president and CEO Kish Kapoor said that “after a difficult multi-year journey to transform the business, we have positioned the company for long-term success.”The firm’s strategy, Kapoor said, would be centred around growing the existing client base, acquiring “like-minded firms” and attracting new advisors.“We’ve been actively engaged in talking to people who are recruits or advisors at other firms who would now like to join us given that uncertainty is behind us,” Kapoor said. He added that he would be announcing details of the firm’s one- and five-year plans at the firm’s annual general meeting this spring.Last month, the firm said Richardson Wealth president and CEO Andrew Marsh would leave his role at the end of March. 123RF One in five Canadian investors plans to switch wealth providers: EY study Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital RF Capital Group Inc. dismissed a $367-million takeover offer from rival independent firm Canaccord Genuity Inc., saying the proposal isn’t in the best interests of the company’s advisors, clients or shareholders.Canaccord Genuity sent a letter last week to RF Capital’s board offering $2.30 per share for the company. Related news TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Wealth management, Mergers and acquisitionsCompanies Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.
NHDC to Prioritise Projects on North Coast UncategorizedJune 2, 2007 RelatedNHDC to Prioritise Projects on North Coast RelatedNHDC to Prioritise Projects on North Coast FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail During the 2007/08 financial year, the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) will seek to prioritise projects located within the North Coast tourism corridor, given the high demand for affordable shelter in this area as a result of the high investment in the construction of new hotels. This was noted by Minister of Housing, Transport, Water, and Works Robert Pickersgill during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 30. “We will also move to finalise agreements for the funding of selected Operation Pride Projects. The NHDC will begin implementation on seven of the 16 projects with completion confirmed for the 2007/08 financial year,” he said.The Minister informed the House that the seven projects are located in Whitehall, Deeside, Bushy Park, Frontier, Oakglades, Port Royal and Mammee Bay.”Assuming an average household size of 5 persons, some 7,600 persons are expected to benefit from the solutions projected to be completed at the end of the financial year 2007/08,” said Mr. Pickersgill. RelatedNHDC to Prioritise Projects on North Coast Advertisements
WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals CAPCOVID-19Indian Council of Medical ResearchNABLPCRSuburban Diagnostics Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Comments (0) Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on March 26, 2020 ICMR appoints Suburban Diagnostics to test COVID-19 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Suburban Diagnostics is ensuring reporting within 24 hours, by running two batches daily at 10 am and 2 pmSuburban Diagnostics has been appointed by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Health Research as one of the private labs to test for COVID-19.Suburban Diagnostics is accredited by NABL and CAP and is ready to serve the community in this crisis. With utmost credibility and all requisite lab provisions in place, Suburban Diagnostics is ensuring reporting within 24 hours, by running two batches daily at 10 am and 2 pm.Moreover, their PCR facility is equipped with Class 2 Biosafety cabinets with BSC level 2 compliance, a unidirectional work flow with a 5-room concept with a dedicated area for sample handling and processing. The PCR setup at Suburban Diagnostics is well-equipped with two Roche real-time PCR (RT-PCR) and one Qiagen Rotor Gene platform manned by technically competent staff.They are facilitating home collection as well, as a visit to dedicated sample collection facilities across Mumbai and Pune. A dedicated team of expertly trained staff, with adequate personal protective equipment, for sample collection and transportation is in place.“At this time of need, we at Suburban Diagnostics are looking forward to this opportunity of being of service to society and accept this task with utmost responsibility. We are hopeful that with wider testing services, we will be able to contain this pandemic,” says Dr Sanjay Arora, Managing Director, Suburban Diagnostics.Laboratory testing for COVID-19 will only be offered when prescribed by a qualified physician as per the ICMR guidelines.Suburban Diagnostics has also formed an internal task force comprised of medical experts to assist with all queries; they can be reached via email or a direct number to each team member.The company looks forward to impacting medical outcomes by actively being a part of the fight against COVID-19 with precise testing, promoting healthier living. Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Add Comment Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha
Jamaicans Could See Drop in Call Rates TechnologyMay 3, 2012 RelatedJamaicans Could See Drop in Call Rates RelatedJamaicans Could See Drop in Call Rates FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaicans may soon see a lowering of rates on both local and international calls. This is as a result of the passing of the Telecommunications (Amendment) Act 2012 on Tuesday (May 1) by the House of Representatives. The legislation grants the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) power to set interim rates for wholesale and retail services where there is a marked diversity in rates, but will see those rates being applied without a retroactive effect. “One of the implications, I believe, because I can’t prejudge what the OUR will do, is that we are going to see a massive decline in rates and you will also see, I believe, a consequent decline in international rates,” said Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who piloted the bill through the Lower House. He said the decision was taken to amend the Telecommunications Act to address, inter alia, some of the major concerns highlighted in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Policy. “The policy acknowledges the inadequacy of the current legislation to meet the needs of a liberalised and converged ICT environment and sets out the policy strategies to be pursued to address the gaps identified,” he explained. The Bill, which was passed with five amendments, provides for the sharing of telecommunications facilities and infrastructure where feasible. It also allows the OUR to take into account, when determining rates, all relevant factors including cost orientation and local and international benchmarks. Responding to a comment from Member of Parliament for West Portland, Daryl Vaz, that the Minister should have some say in the setting of rates, Minister Paulwell said he is of the belief that telephone rates should be determined by the marketplace. “These matters are really economic matters that ought to be dealt with and adjudicated by a body with the requisite expertise to do so and to separate the Minister from that type of involvement. I believe that with the power now being given to the OUR, they already have competence and we are hoping that they will be able to move with greater certainty and alacrity in that regard. “You really want to get to a point where even the regulator is not involved, intimately in setting rates. You really want to have a competitive marketplace where the power of the market will determine rates, but we are not there and in the meantime, we have to ensure that there is a referee that will be able to guide this process,” Mr. Paulwell said. The Senate will consider the Bill later this week and if passed, it will be sent to the Governor-General for his approval. RelatedJamaicans Could See Drop in Call Rates Advertisements
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedUnited Nations Population Fund Lauds Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation RelatedPress Association of Jamaica Regrets Passing of Michael Shaw ODPEM Update on Post Disaster Response in the Bahamas Office of the Prime MinisterOctober 6, 2015Written by: ODPEM RelatedPrime Minister Apologises for Being Unable to Keep Speaking Commitments The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) continues to support the Bahamas Response Operations being lead by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) continues to support post disaster response activities brought about by the impact of Hurricane Joaquin on several of the family islands of the central and southern Bahamas.CDEMA on Monday October 5, 2015 deployed three Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment Teams (RNATs) in response to a request from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the national disaster management agency of The Bahamas.The three CDEMA Coordinating Unit led teams have been deployed to Long Island, Crooked Island and Acklins Island to conduct assessments of Damage to Critical Infrastructure and Housing, Water, Sanitation and Health, Telecommunications and coastal ecosystems for a period of two days.During this period the teams will also be providing general disaster relief response and support. The Executive Director of CDEMA Mr. Ronald Jackson will join the Regional Contingent on Wednesday October 7, 2015. While there he will discuss the key findings, priority needs and recommendations with the Government of Bahamas.CDEMA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Jamaica will on Monday October 12, 2015 convene a meeting of donor agencies to present the key findings of the assessment and explore further assistance to the affected islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas as the recovery efforts get on the way.ODPEM in its capacity as the Sub-Regional Focal Point for the Northwestern Caribbean will host the meeting. In addition to the Bahamas, Jamaica, as a Participating State of the CDEMA has sub regional focal point responsibility for the Turks and Caicos Island, Belize and Haiti. Story HighlightsODPEM continues to support the Bahamas Response Operations being lead by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) continues to support post disaster response activities brought about by the impact of Hurricane Joaquin.CDEMA on Monday October 5, 2015 deployed three Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment Teams (RNATs) in response to a request from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the national disaster management agency of The Bahamas.During this period the teams will also be providing general disaster relief response and support. Advertisements
Xiaomi ousts Huawei in Latin America smartphones AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 APR 2015 Huawei founder urges shift to software Xiaomi Q4 boosted by Huawei woes HuaweiP8 LIVE FROM LONDON LAUNCH: Huawei today unveiled its 2015 flagship smartphone, P8, describing it as “a combination of advanced technology and sophisticated design” – accompanied by a phablet sibling, P8 Max.Huawei P8Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, introduced the device by stating that “we fully believe this device will become one of the most popular smartphones in 2015”.The company spent a significant amount of time at the event talking about the design of the new product, which sees the company moving to a full metal unibody. Joonsuh Kim, head of the mobile design team for the company, said that “working with solid metal is not easy, but the result is phenomenal.”Huawei used Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S6 as comparisons, noting that the P8 is both slimmer (6.4mm, compared with 6.9mm and 6.8mm respectively for its rivals), and has a better screen-to-body ratio (78.3 per cent, compared with 70.8 per cent for the Samsung device and 66.8 per cent for the iPhone 6).It features a 5.1-inch “IPS-NEO” display, which is said to be brighter (“transmissivity” brighter by 15 per cent), sharper (1500:1 contrast ratio), and last longer (15 per cent power consumption reduction).A Huawei flagship launch would not be complete without the introduction of a somewhat left-field concept, following its efforts to popularise group selfies – “groufies” – with the P7 last year. In this case, it is “knuckle sense technology”, which can detect a double-tap from a knuckle to capture a screen grab, or drawing on the screen with a knuckle to “crop” a selection.Introducing the device’s camera capabilities, Yu said that its “camera philosophy” is focused on two areas where smartphones traditionally struggle – low light and high contrast. At the P8 unveiling, he said that the device features “best in class OIS”, the “world’s first 4-colour 13MP RCBW imaging sensor” (improving both low-light and high-contrast performance) and DSLR-level independent image signal processor.And again taking aim at the Samsung and Apple rivals, he said that the camera is “seamless, sleek and with no bump”, rather than having a protruding lens. “The camera itself needs to be beautiful,” he said.With the shift to a metal unibody design, Huawei is also introducing a dual antenna system with seamless switching, which is designed to offer improved network connectivity – an issue which its rivals have acknowledged as a challenge. Yu said that P8 offers 50 per cent fewer dropped calls as a result, with data connectivity also benefitting.The device is powered by a 64-bit octacore chipset from Huawei’s own semiconductor arm, which uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture (4×2.0GHz and 4×1.5GHz cores) to offer high performance when needed, but reduce power consumption when performing less onerous tasks.It also touted what it calls an “apps power consumption firewall”, which blocks apps from “abnormal power usage” when running in the background to boost power performance.The company also unveiled an interesting peripheral: an e-ink cover. Trumpeting benefits such as low power consumption and readability in bright light, the cover has a 4.3-inch display designed to displace traditional e-readers.Also on the P8 spec-sheet is dual-SIM support, although Yu said that a single-SIM version will also be available where operators demand it – while the executive acknowledged that the former is “more convenient” for consumers.Huawei P8 will be available in a “standard” version, with 16GB of storage and grey or champagne body, priced at €499. A “premium” version, with 64GB of storage in black or gold, will cost €599.Availability is immediate in “more than 30” launch countries, with a wider global rollout to follow.P8 MaxThe bigger device, P8 Max, has a 6.8-inch IPS-NEO full-HD display, coupled with a customised user interface designed to take advantage of the additional screen real estate.Utilising the bigger size, it also has what Yu described as a “huge” 4360mAh powered battery. This gives 2.23 days of “normal” use on a single charge.It is also said to feature a “unique camera with light-tracing capabilities for any environment”.Despite its larger size, the company again highlighted its impressive screen-to-body ratio of 83 per cent, compared with 73 per cent for the iPhone 6 Plus and 80 per cent for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4.P8 Max availability follows slightly after P8 – Yu said availability will be in around a month’s time, again with “more than 30 countries” promised.As with the P8, there will be a “standard” version with 32GB of ROM, in grey or champagne, priced at €549. The “premium” version, with 64GB of storage, in grey or gold, costs €649. HomeDevicesNews Huawei debuts 2015 flagship – and phablet sibling Steve Costello Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. 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