ING Direct chooses Tangerine

Related news IE Staff Keywords Online bankingCompanies Bank of Nova Scotia, ING Direct, Tangerine Nearly half of Canadian consumers would share data for discounts, personalized service Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Effective spring 2014, ING Direct will operate under the new name Tangerine, the online bank said Tuesday.ING Direct also revealed its new visual identity at an unveiling event held in Toronto. Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national The online bank was acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS) in 2012, and is required to change its name and visual identity in 2014.“This marks a very exciting milestone for the ING Direct team as they embark on readying Tangerine for its formal rollout in spring 2014,” said Anatol von Hahn, Scotiabank’s group head, Canadian banking.“Tangerine is a bold name for a bold business, and we look forward to supporting Tangerine as they grow and offer innovative solutions for customers.”The name choice is the result of the culmination of a 12-month process whereby ING Direct consulted with more than 10,000 Canadians, employees and clients, through qualitative and quantitative research.The process was focused on the goal of staying true to ING Direct’s simple, progressive and transparent approach to banking, while also reinforcing to clients and employees a continued focus on innovation.Although ING Direct will continue to operate under its current name in the interim, the public is encouraged to visit to watch a behind-the-scenes video of The Making of Tangerine, as well as other information related to the transition.ING Direct has over 1.8 million Clients and close to $40 billion in total assets. Online banking preferred by Canadians: CBA survey read more

Institutional investors key to driving increase in women on boards: report

first_imgCanadian Press Providing funding and inspiration for Black entrepreneurs “While they have traditionally engaged with boards behind closed doors to advocate for governance or other strategic initiatives, institutional investors are becoming more openly vocal about the value of a diverse board that includes women,” the analysis said of the situation in Canada. It pointed to the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance’s gender diversity policy and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which expressly encourages gender diversity on boards. The report noted that the number of women have increased in recent years, but women in director seats continue to account for a significant minority. A report earlier this month by the Canadian Securities Administrators found the percentage of board seats filled by women has edged higher in recent years. The report found the total percentage of board seats occupied by women increased to 14% compared with 12% last year and 11% in 2015 when the report was first published. The Ontario Securities Commission is set to hold a roundtable on women on boards and in executive positions on Oct. 24. Read: Public companies make progress on gender equality Read: OSC to discuss results of gender diversity review Related news Feds should be ‘cautious’ and avoid overstimulation with upcoming budget: RBC CEO Access to capital, low trust in banks cited as barriers to Black entrepreneurscenter_img The support of institutional investors is key to driving any meaningful increase in female representation on corporate boards and in the executive suites, a new analysis suggests. The review authored by lawyers at Bay St. law firm Torys LLP says increased scrutiny on board composition has become a growing area of focus for big investors. Keywords Corporate directors,  Diversity Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

60 New Nurses For Top End Hospitals

first_img60 New Nurses For Top End Hospitals NT GovernmentThe Territory Labor Government has this week welcomed 63 graduate nurses and midwives, who have begun orientation at hospitals across the Top End.58 have commenced at Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital, while five have started at Katherine Hospital.The health care workers are undertaking an intensive six-day orientation to ensure they are ready to transition into their new workplaces.As part of their orientation program, the nurses and midwives will undergo essential training requirements that focus around the delivery of safe and high-quality patient-centred care.More than half of the staff are from the Northern Territory, while the others have relocated from Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and South Australia.Together with 27 experienced nurses who have already commenced in the Top End in 2021, the new additions brings the total number of new nurses and midwives to 90.In addition to the graduates, NT hospitals are expecting to welcome a high number of nursing staff across multiple fields this year, many of which have worked in the Territory before.Many of the returning staff have cited the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason for their return.All staff, new and returning, undertake training before commencing rostered work.Quotes from Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles:“The Northern Territory has remained the safest place in the country during the pandemic, and this has led to an increase in health staff looking to take up work in our hospitals.“We welcome the addition of these new nurses and midwives into our hospitals across the Top End.“We know how important our frontline staff are, and we recognise the important work they do for our community.”“Over the next week, these new health care workers will receive important information and training to help support them as they transition into their careers.” /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:AusPol, Australia, community, Darwin, Government, health, hospital, Katherine, Minister, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Palmerston, pandemic, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australialast_img read more

CU Football Coach Sanctions Players For Team Rules Violations

first_imgUniversity of Colorado Head Football Coach Gary Barnett today announced that he has sanctioned four players for team rules violations related to recruiting activities. On Friday, Feb. 6, Barnett learned of one team violation in which player Chris Hollis took a recruit to an 18-and-over strip club in Boulder. There was no indication of under-age drinking, illegal activity or any violations of the Student Code of Conduct. The recruit was returned to the hotel at 12:30 a.m. in time for curfew. On Saturday, Feb. 7, Barnett held a mandatory team meeting to inquire if players or coaches had any knowledge of any other possible team rule violations related to recruiting, or the recent allegation under investigation by the Broomfield Police Department. While players and coaches had no information about that allegation, three players admitted they had engaged in conduct that violated team rules, including one alcohol violation. Barnett applied immediate sanctions to the four players involved in team violations, as spelled out in the Player Handbook. Brian Daniels, Jack Tipton, Sammy Joseph and Hollis will be suspended for the season opener against Colorado State University. One case was referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs because of the alcohol violation. Published: Feb. 6, 2004 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Vital statistics manual will ensure better planning

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The recently launched vital statistics manual will ensure greater accuracy and reliability of data collected by the island’s civil registry and statistical agencies to better plan for the country’s future and enable international bodies to more accurately measure Jamaica’s progress. “The data is critical for us as a country to assess our own progress. It is used by the international community to assess our human development status so it is in our own interest to ensure that as a country, our data is of the quality that makes it comparable with other countries,” said Acting Manager of the Population and Health Unit at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Toni-Shae Freckleton. She was addressing a Think Tank held on June 30, at the JIS’ Half-Way-Tree Road headquarters in Kingston. The manual, entitled: ‘Standard Definitions of Vital Statistics and Vital Events and Standards for Calculations of Vital Statistics,’ developed by the Vital Statistics Commission (VSC) with technical and financial support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was launched on June 28 by Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding. With the launch, Jamaica has become the first Caribbean nation to produce a vital statistics manual, which streamlines components of its national civil registration and vital statistics system. The development of the document, Mr. Golding said, was in pursuance of the Government’s commitment to be part of the international statistics framework. “We need to have available to us, constantly, statistics that are accurate, statistics that command confidence and that can be used in decision making and in a whole range of other purposes,” he added. Chief Executive Officer of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), who also addressed the JIS Think Tank, explained that the manual allows for greater cross referencing and detail, which makes the data collected by the agency more comprehensive. “For example, for marriages, we never collected the place of birth of the individual, birth record, your field of work, your profession, data like that…so we’re expanding to collect that data,” she said.  She pointed out that once the agency has that data in place, it would provide useful to critical stakeholders like the PIOJ and the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN). Senior Statistician at STATIN, Juliet McCalla-Smith, said the manual will ensure that vital data such as births and deaths are recorded using internationally established standards. She noted, for example, that “still births” will be recorded as “foetal deaths”, while changes will be made to how such deaths are registered. “So it’s a bit of improvement being made to our system as well as addressing what is happening at the international level with the changes in the definitions of certain indicators,” she added. Vital statistics manual will ensure better planning Office of the Prime MinisterJuly 4, 2011 By O. RODGER HUTCHINSON, JIS PR Officer RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Advertisements RelatedVital statistics manual will ensure better planning RelatedVital statistics manual will ensure better planninglast_img read more

JBDC Facilitating Business Development

first_imgJBDC Facilitating Business Development CommerceJune 27, 2013Written by: Douglas McIntosh RelatedLab Accreditation Should Be Mandatory – Minister Hylton RelatedIndustry Minister Calls for More Medical Labs to Get Accredited FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, says the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) facilitated “significant business development services” to various stakeholders during the 2012/13 fiscal year.Making her 2013/14 Sectoral Debate presentation in Parliament on Tuesday, June 25, Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams said the agency’s activities to this end, included: administering over 8,000 interventions for micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) stakeholder clients; and facilitating the participation of just over 3000 persons in approximately 134 workshops conducted during the period. Areas covered in the workshops included: business management, business formalization, financial management, and business plan writing.Additionally, she said, the JBDC assisted some 2, 354 new clients to develop business ideas and issues related to start up and existing business operations. Further, close to 160 manufacturers attended furniture design/business clinics held in St. Ann and Portland.The JBDC also provided technical services for some 57 agro-processing/food production, craft, and fashion clients in areas such as formulation and/or adjustments of products, product design and development, pattern making and garment construction, labelling and packaging.The State Minister said another 209 clients benefitted from graphic design services related to packaging, labelling, and collateral material, while some 35 fashion and food production businesses utilised the incubator facility at the JBDC’s Resource Centre. She also advised that 56 audits were conducted for MSME facilities from various sectors, including furniture, craft, and fashion.Noting that no aspect of development should be “by-passed” in the thrust to build entrepreneurship, Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams said the JBDC was also involved in several community development initiatives.She informed that the agency, working in tandem with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), and the Steps to Work Programme, has provided business development training to approximately 676 individuals islandwide.“The objective is to graduate beneficiaries from PATH, by providing them with business development training and employment skills so that they can become economically self-sufficient,” she explained.The State Minister said the JBDC commenced conducting workshops for participants in the Labour and Social Security Ministry’s Youth Empowerment Strategy (YES), with 25 residents from the communities of Drewsland and Trench Town in St. Andrew, benefitting thus far.“The aim is to improve the quality of the labour force by providing access to decent and productive work, for youth,” she indicated.Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams advised that the JBDC also commenced providing product development training in jewellery making, utilizing recyclable material, for participants in the private sector-led Youth Upliftment through Employment (YUTE) programme. Training she said, has been provided for 44 participants, thus far.Contact: Douglas McIntoshcenter_img RelatedKingstOOn Gets Underway with Major Local and Int’l Animators Advertisementslast_img read more

Abbot Kinney Boulevard could receive parking meters

first_imgHomeFeaturedAbbot Kinney Boulevard could receive parking meters Jan. 23, 2020 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsTransportationAbbot Kinney Boulevard could receive parking metersBrennon Dixson1 year agoAbbot Kinney BoulevardLADOTparking metersOfficials are considering adding meters to Abbot Kinney. Local residents visiting Abbot Kinney Boulevard may soon have to fork over a few dollars to park along the famed roadway and its adjacent side streets, according to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).With a desire to increase parking turnover in the area and encourage more visitors to local shops, Councilmember Mike Bonin and the Abbot Kinney Merchants Association recently asked LADOT officials to review the parking policies for Abbot Kinney Boulevard, LADOT’s website states. “In response to this request, LADOT developed a plan to install parking meters on Abbot Kinney and along commercial frontage on all the intersecting streets.”The PlanThe proposal, which is detailed online at, could include the installation of 196 on-street metered spaces, seven accessible parking spaces for individuals with disabilities, 18 motorcycle-specific stalls and 9 on-street dockless device corrals for e-scooters and e-bikes that would hopefully reduce clutter on sidewalks, according to officials. And the implementation of a 2-hour parking time-limit every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. has been considered as well.“At this point, the plan is still in a design phase,” and a timeline has yet to be established, said LADOT’s Public Information Director Colin Sweeney, who mentioned the proposal is subject to change based on stakeholder feedback — some of which was given at a recent community event hosted on by representatives from Council District 11 and LADOT.The FeedbackVenice resident Allan Parsons attended the community meeting, where he said he asked Bonin’s Transportation Policy Director Eric Bruins about the origin of the plan.“To which Bruins said they talked to Abbot Kinney business owners, who said they want turnover, and tourists who want to be able to park and shop on Abbot Kinney — both of which are reasonable expectations,” Parsons said. “However, I reminded Mr. Bruins that ‘Mike Bonin’s office is supposed to be representing constituents who vote for Mr. Bonin in Council District 11, and tourists are not part of Mr. Bonin’s voting base,’ to which Mr. Bruins back-peddled and explained, ‘Yes, we want to take into account residents’ concerns.’”Parsons added, “So, this seems to be a project to pacify shop owners on Abbot Kinney and is another veiled attempt to generate even more revenue for the city through meter revenue and parking enforcement.”Fellow Venician Roseann Boffa, who lives near Andalusia Avenue — one of the side streets that will likely receive metered parking if the proposal is approved — agreed with Parsons’ sentiments.“Half of the parking is currently taken by people going to the beach and the other half is from Abbot Kinney,” Boffa said, describing how her neighbor drives around the block for as long as half-an-hour looking for a spot within a few blocks of her house. “And that’s without this plan, so if it goes through then I feel the people who live here will definitely have nowhere to park.”Restricted and permit parking methods were mentioned during the meeting, according to attendees, but Boffa said these policies would only hurt the local residents who often have visitors and loved ones over.“It feels like I just moved back to Manhattan and am living in New York where it’s dog-eat-dog to find a spot,” Boffa said. “I always joke that Venice is like SoHo with a beach and now its spot on. It’s just like parking in Manhattan all over again.”Bonin could not be reached for comment, but the councilmember’s spokesperson David Graham-Caso said, “There has been a lot of strong feedback to LADOT’s proposal. The councilmember is listening carefully and will discuss it with LADOT.”[email protected] :Abbot Kinney BoulevardLADOTparking metersshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentHistory Museum hosting special events this monthInvoluntary manslaughter charges filed after deadly fightYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agolast_img read more

New ID Book Zeroes in on Evolution’s Zero-Probability Problem

first_img Recommended Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis In their conversation, Anderson suggests that there are engineering principles involved in the origin of life that may mean that a naturalistic origin is less like winning a long-odds lottery, and more like the chances of an inventor successfully building a perpetual motion machine. That is, it isn’t just a tough probability problem; there are reasons for concluding that it’s impossible in principle. Also, Anderson notes, the early Earth wasn’t the kinder, gentler place for simple self-replicators that Darwin or Dawkins has imagined.  On a new episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid concludes his conversation with Eric Anderson, co-author of the new Discovery Institute Press book Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell. Today they talk about Anderson’s second of two chapters in the book, in which he explores the challenges of building a self-replicating 3-D printer, and the light this sheds on the origin-of-life community’s search for their Holy Grail, a self-reproducing molecule that could have kickstarted the evolutionary process on the early Earth. Download the podcast or listen to it here. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Evolution Intelligent Design New ID Book Zeroes in on Evolution’s Zero-Probability ProblemEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCJune 15, 2020, 5:54 PM Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Tags3-D printerAndrew McDiarmidCharles DarwinDiscovery Institute Pressearly EarthEric AndersonEvolution and Intelligent Design in a NutshellHoly GrailID the Futureorigin of lifeorigin-of-life communityperpetual motion machineRichard Dawkins,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

Arkle Resources secure funding to continue Inishowen gold dig

first_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 They are the first company to drill for gold in the area and say they’ve had encouraging results.The initial discovery was made in in early 2016, while further progress was reported in June 2016 and September 2017. Arkle Resources say the latest shares placing will fully fund their planned sampling and drilling campaigns through to the end of 2021 at the site near Carndonagh, and also at its site by the Mine River in Wicklow.The company is also drilling for zinc at a site in County Limerick.Arkle says the Inishowen Gold Project is highly prospective for mesothermal gold mineralisation. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – August 18, 2020 Google+ Arkle Resources secure funding to continue Inishowen gold dig Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleConcern expressed at clearout of Inishtrahull cottagesNext articleWork to start on LYIT extension in the first quarter of 2021 News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Word Press Institute Fellowship, United States

first_img +1 Word Press Institute Fellowship, United States ← Scholarships by the Romanian State to foreign citizens Reddit Tweet January 8, 2019 Published by sanja Deadline: 15 February 2019Open to: applicants that shoud be at least five years of full-time employment in print, broadcast or online journalismBenefits: fully fundedDescriptionEach year hundreds of talented journalists apply for 10 slots. A selection committee of seasoned journalists and corporate communications specialists, all with international experience, chooses among the best of the best.Gain access to, engage in and observe the role, responsibility and impact of a free press firsthand in one of the world’s largest, most diverse democracies. Through an immersive program, you will learn how the U.S. founding principles of a free press and journalistic best practices help foster transparency and accountability of government institutions, businesses and organizations, including the most powerful ones.In a guided tour across the country – including Chicago, New York City, Miami, Austin (Texas), San Francisco, and more – you will meet with and interview subject matter experts in media outlets, think tanks and advocacy organizations. You will hear firsthand accounts of new business models being tested and implemented among national and local media outlets.You will learn about U.S. history and current affairs, as well as challenges the U.S. media faces, while experiencing and reporting on social, economic and political issues.You also will interact with people from a variety of walks of life and get some free time along the way to explore on your own.EligibilityAt least five years of full-time employment in print, broadcast or online journalism, including:News or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, websites or online publications.Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers.Those who supervise journalists are eligible if they also have at least five years as a working journalist. African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMScenter_img Similar Stories Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. Those who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.Must be currently employed as a non-U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.Fluency in both written and spoken English.Potential for leadership.BenefitsWorld Press Institute pays for roundtrip airfare to the United States, travel within the United States related to the WPI program, and lodging. The Fellows also get a modest daily allowance to buy food.How to apply?In order to apply, please fill the application form.For more information, please visit the official web page. LinkedIn 0 Pocket Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students Share 0 Global Youth Summit 2019 – 14-20 July, Switzerland →last_img read more