Climate protests get ugly as City waves goodbye to Hammond

first_img whatsapp Share Carney, who is expected to outlast Hammond by some months, said less about his tenure. But he returned to the theme of climate change, on which the Canadian has previously been vocal. On BBC Newsnight, Tory MP Alistair Burt said “Mark [Field] will answer for himself”. Labour’s Dawn Butler tweeted: “An investigation needs to take place as soon as possible”. He threw the Bank’s weight behind calls to make it mandatory for companies and financial institutions to disclose climate-related financial risks which could affect them. He also announced it will carry out a “stress test” of UK financial institutions’ finances in 2021 to see how well they would cope with a climate crisis. Two of the most powerful custodians of the UK economy last night laid out their vision for how the financial sector can thrive after they leave office. Friday 21 June 2019 12:55 am They protested inside the building for around five or six minutes before being escorted out, according to an executive present. Greenpeace said there were around 40 activists. Bank of England governor Mark Carney said his institution would open itself up to tech companies, just days after Facebook proposed a new global payments system. While Hammond spoke, Greenpeace protestors burst into Mansion House in an attempt to bring attention to the issue of climate change. Climate protests get ugly as City waves goodbye to Hammond whatsappcenter_img Carney praised the tech giant’s proposed system, which would be based on a cryptocurrency called libra. He also used his speech to issue a warning to the next prime minister – most likely to be Brexiter Boris Johnson – about the consequences of crashing out of the EU without a deal. Addressing a City audience in the heart of the Square Mile, chancellor Philip Hammond announced a major review into financial regulation as the banking sector undergoes rapid change and Britain prepares to leave the European Union. After three years in charge at the Treasury, Hammond used his speech to the City’s big names to reflect on his time in the cabinet. Harry Robertson Footage emerged last night of Cities of London and Westminster MP Mark Field – a foreign office minister – appearing to grab one of the protestors and forcibly eject her from the room. Hammond said a new regulatory system must recognise that the EU will remain “one of our major trading partners”, but said it will lay “the groundwork for the more global nature of our future financial services industry”. Field could not be reached for comment last night. The City of London Police said it had not recieved any reports related to the incident. Both men were giving what were likely to be their last ever speeches at the famous annual Mansion House bankers’ and merchants’ dinner in the City. He said it could “substantially improve financial inclusion”, but said it must be tightly regulated “in advance of any launch”. Hammond also addressed rapid technological change, saying it must be used to empower consumers and small businesses.last_img read more

SSE warns of £180m blow as renewables output shrinks

first_img whatsapp SSE warns of £180m blow as renewables output shrinks “It has been a uniquely challenging year for us all, but, thanks to strong operational performance and delivery against our net-zero strategy throughout 2020/21, we are on course to meet our financial objectives for the year,” finance director, Gregor Alexander, said. Tags: SSE Tuesday 30 March 2021 9:46 am Show Comments ▼ SSE also said that it has progressed plans to sell its entire stake in energy supplier Scotia Gas Networks. It will report its annual results on 26 May. The figures signal a positive shift towards renewable energy as firms and countries alike make the pivot towards sustainability. The network operator reported a five per cent dip in renewable sources in February, and forecast a hit between £150m and £250m to its operating profit. Share London-listed energy supplier SSE has warned this morning of a £180m blow to its annual profits after its year-to-date renewables output was around nine per cent less than planned. whatsapp SSE also said that it has progressed plans to sell its entire stake in energy supplier Scotia Gas Networks. (Getty Images) Also Read: SSE warns of £180m blow as renewables output shrinks Reduced wind generation and lower hydro volumes may have fuelled the blow, analysts have said. SSE also said that it has progressed plans to sell its entire stake in energy supplier Scotia Gas Networks. (Getty Images) by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableMoneyWise.comThe Worst College In Every US State, RankedMoneyWise.comThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryHomeLight.comDon’t Make This Mistake When You Sell Your Home. Try these 7 websites.HomeLight.com Last week, the department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published provisional figures which showed a 10.7 per cent cut in carbon emissions in 2020 compared to 2019 levels, while total greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by nearly 9 per cent. Millie Turner last_img read more

Top Republican, Democrat in Alaska Senate differ on income tax

first_imgEconomy | Energy & Mining | Interior | Politics | Southcentral | State GovernmentTop Republican, Democrat in Alaska Senate differ on income taxJanuary 17, 2018 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting in March 2017. Kelly is hopeful that the Legislature will agree to a draw from the Alaska Permanent Fund without a broad-based tax. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Alaska Senate Republican leaders are pointing to rising oil prices as confirmation that their reticence to a proposed income tax was right. The chamber’s leading Democrat says relying on oil gains would be shortsighted.Fairbanks Republican Senate President Pete Kelly said his caucus was right to oppose an income tax last year.“The people who were so motivated to put a tax in did it in an environment of $26 per barrel oil,” Kelly said. “Frankly, it’s hard to blame them for reacting the way they did. I’m glad that the Senate held back and was a little more disciplined on that, because we would now be pulling hundreds of millions of dollars from an economy that’s trying to recover.”The price for North Slope oil was $69 per barrel on Tuesday.Kelly expects the Senate majority to oppose Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal for a 1-and-a-half-percent tax on income from employment, to pay for maintenance that’s been deferred for state facilities.Anchorage Democratic Sen. Berta Gardner, the minority caucus leader, said a broad-based tax is still needed.“I hope that Alaskans are getting very angry about failure to take the necessary steps to pull ourselves out of this recession and this trouble,” she said.Gardner said the future of Alaska Permanent Fund dividends is in jeopardy if the state doesn’t have a broad-based tax like an income tax.It’s a position that Kelly completely rejects.He said putting downward pressure on the budget and drawing from permanent fund earnings will stabilize the budget.“I’m hopeful,” Kelly said. “The economy is doing much better. And we’ve had a lot of discussion about the different plans: The Senate plan, I think we’re finally gaining acceptance of it by some of the people in the administration and even some of the people over in the House Democrats’ side.”The Senate plan would draw roughly 5 percent of the value of the permanent fund annually from fund earnings.The plan House passed last year is similar, but also includes a tax that would close the budget gap.Kelly said adopting the Senate plan would help the state.“I think it’s going to be proven over time that we don’t need that broad-based tax, that the economy is recovering, oil prices are recovering, production is recovering, and we can go to the earnings reserve to pay a dividend and to pay a portion of the government,” he said. “I think that we have the facts on our side and I would hope that they’d be convinced by them at the end of session.”While Gardner said she’d support a income tax that requires those with higher incomes to pay more, she doesn’t back Walker’s employment tax, which would limit payments to twice the amount of the PFD.“I appreciate his effort to try to craft something to try to bring the Senate to the table,” she said. “I don’t think that this is going to fly.”Gardner said the idea of exploring for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge won’t answer the budget problem.“Alaskans need to understand that this is not going to be the perfect solution for us,” she said. “We’ve got a couple of decades, if then, before there’s any revenue to the state and most of this is not on state land, so we’re not going to get much.”Walker transmitted his budget bills Wednesday to the Legislature.Share this story:last_img read more

Senior bankers could go to jail for seven years under new FCA rules

first_img Senior bankers could face up to seven years in prison under new rules revealed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today. Following a series of scandals such as Libor and Forex, the financial watchdog has changed the legal requirement for punishment from “innocent until proven guilty” to “presumption of responsibility”. This means bankers will be guilty of misconduct until they can prove they “took such steps as a person in their position could reasonably be expected to take” to prevent an offence from happening.  The FCA had already confirmed that the rule was changing, but today’s announcement made clear the extent of punishment those found accountable could face.  “Today’s policy measures are an important step in ensuring that regulators have the tools at their disposal to hold individuals to account and they build on the cultural change we are beginning to see in the boardrooms of firms across the country,” said Martin Wheatley, chief executive of the FCA.  At an event hosted by Bloomberg, he said he expected this “heightened accountability” to “reduce the need for individual pursuits by regulators”. He added that those at the top, namely directors, were focused on transforming the industry into a trusted one. “Boards are spending significant amounts of their time on culture and regulatory issues. Some boards are saying they spend up to 70 or 80 per cent of their time debating these issues,” he said. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Senior bankers could go to jail for seven years under new FCA rules Sharecenter_img Sarah Spickernell whatsapp Monday 16 March 2015 11:46 am Tags: FCAlast_img read more

Productivity gap solved? British businesses lose £250m through distracting office behaviours

first_img Productivity gap solved? British businesses lose £250m through distracting office behaviours Catherine Neilan by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity 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 WorldComedySwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteabley Could this be the answer to the riddle of the UK’s productivity gap?We’ve all been there: a colleague talks loudly and you lose your train of thought. You go to make a cup of tea and find you’re making a round for the entire bank of desks. Someone is typing really loudly and you sit and glare in their general direction.  Well apparently all this is costing British businesses £250m a year., according to a report carried out by the University of Leeds for Samsung. Apparently we are so easily distracted respondents said they only felt they had been productive for 3.6 days a week on average. That’s a total of 70 days a year where they are not doing what they should be.  Loud talkers are the main culprit when it comes to distractions – 57 per cent of people said this prevented them from working. Ringing phones put 39 per cent of people off, while unnecessary meetings affected 26 per cent of people.  And, following the news earlier this week that we spend 36 days a year writing emails, the Ahead of the Curve report found that over a third of us – 38 per cent – check our emails every 15 minutes.  [infographic id=”40″]  whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI 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.com Thursday 16 April 2015 6:28 am Sharelast_img read more

The medical community is changing its mind on chronic fatigue syndrome. Why aren’t insurers?

first_img By Steven Lubet and David Tuller July 19, 2018 Reprints By then, Vastag’s condition was grave. In an article he wrote for the Post, he described how his brain had become so sluggish it felt like “someone has poured molasses into my ear, gumming up all trillion synapses.” His vision was blurred, he suffered constant headaches, he could not walk more than a block — and those were the good days. On the bad days, he couldn’t get out of bed. Even moderate physical activity would leave him incapacitated for days. Tags advocacyinfectious diseaselegalrare disease Related: First OpinionThe medical community is changing its mind on chronic fatigue syndrome. Why aren’t insurers? NIH Director Francis Collins and Brian Vastag in 2017. The NIH launched a study seeking answers on chronic fatigue syndrome after Vastag wrote an open letter to Collins in 2015. NIH About the Authors Reprints Privacy Policy The cause of ME/CFS remains unknown. For decades, the medical establishment largely dismissed it as a psychological disorder and attributed the symptoms to deconditioning. But attitudes have shifted in recent years. According to a 2015 report from the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine), it is an organic illness, often triggered by a viral infection, that involves immunological and neurological dysfunctions. People with it experience paralyzing exhaustion, muscle pain, unrefreshing sleep, cognitive problems, and other symptoms. Many are homebound, even bedbound. The cardinal sign is suffering severe relapses after even minimal amounts of activity — a symptom called post-exertional malaise. In the last few years, the National Institutes of Health has increased funding for biomedical research into the illness.The medical establishment may be turning the corner in its recognition of ME/CFS as a serious illness, but the insurance industry remains largely mired in the past. Vastag’s win against Prudential is a hopeful sign that individuals with ME/CFS, many of whom have been turned down for disability benefits under similar arguments, might finally be gaining the respect, sympathy, and support they have always deservedSteven Lubet, J.D., is professor of law and director of the Fred Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law. He has been living with chronic fatigue syndrome since 2006. David Tuller, Dr. P.H., is a senior fellow in public health and journalism at the Center for Global Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Members of the ME/CFS patient community generously donated to a crowdfunding campaign in support of Tuller’s position at Berkeley. Brian Vastag was enjoying a life that many people would envy. At age 41, he had achieved professional success as an award-winning health and science reporter for the Washington Post, covering important stories from around the world. That came to an end in July 2012, when he found himself afflicted by a mysterious and poorly understood illness that ended up sweeping away almost every vestige of his vigorous and productive life. To add insult to injury, he also had to endure a four-year battle with his insurance company to cover his disability claim for the condition he eventually learned was chronic fatigue syndrome.Like many Americans who experience serious health setbacks, Vastag thought he could rely for help on the disability policy he got through his employer. But because there is no widely accepted diagnostic test for chronic fatigue syndrome (also called myalgic encephalomyelitis, often abbreviated as ME/CFS), many of the 1 million or more Americans who have it are ridiculed and dismissed as delusional, hysterical, or suffering from some psychiatric disorder.Vastag’s symptoms initially resembled those of a nasty virus: fever, muscle aches, overwhelming weakness, fatigue, and dizziness that made it difficult to walk or stand. He visited specialists, who ran test after test. They found numerous abnormalities, but none could offer him a satisfactory diagnosis, much less an effective cure. He was finally referred to two experts who confirmed he had ME/CFS.advertisement Please enter a valid email address. With no alternative, Vastag retained two attorneys who specialize in disability issues — Barbara Comerford and Sara Kaplan-Khodorovsky — and sued Prudential. The lawsuit challenged the denial of benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry.In assessing Vastag’s claim, Prudential relied on many of the classic stereotypes about ME/CFS. According to court documents, the company required an appraisal of his “psychosocial history and factors potentially related to stressors, academic history [and] patterns of reinforcement” as well as to “potential psychiatric difficulties, such as somatoform tendencies, depression, or anxiety.” The company ultimately rejected his disability claim, maintaining that “the medical data does not indicate any impairment” that would limit Vastag’s ability to perform his job — a point starkly contradicted by his extensive medical records.center_img Related: Why did it take the CDC so long to reverse course on debunked treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome? Steven Lubet In January 2014, 18 months after the onset of ME/CFS, Vastag stopped working and applied for disability. Prudential Insurance Company, which handled the Washington Post’s disability program, denied his claims for both short-term and long-term benefits. Despite the raft of test results that had been included in his claim and the clear evidence of his incapacity to walk around the block, let alone hold a full-time job, Prudential refused to believe that Vastag could be so severely disabled, no matter what his doctors and other national experts on ME/CFS stated.advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: Prudential essentially accused Vastag of malingering, declaring that he “stopped working, allegedly due to chronic fatigue syndrome,” and maintained that medical evidence did not support his claim. Most troubling, Prudential revealed that it had attempted surveillance of Vastag but had not managed to observe him in person. Instead, the company conducted “an internet investigation” aimed at disproving his claim.We asked Prudential several times to talk with us about Vastag’s case, but got no response to our questions.Surveillance can be a valid way of exposing false claims in disability or personal injury cases. But the use of surveillance in Vastag’s case — especially given the extensive evidence submitted by national ME/CFS experts — suggests an alarming level of denial about the severity of the illness. There was no evident reason to suspect Vastag of deception other than the diagnosis of ME/CFS.Prudential’s investigation turned up only that Vastag had moved from Washington to Hawaii, which the company falsely characterized as a vacation, and that he had published two short articles in 2014.Dr. Avindra Nath examines Brian Vastag during his participation in an in-house study on ME/CFS at the NIH. Courtesy Beth Mazur U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden saw through Prudential’s smokescreen. Explaining in her decision that “the exact cause of CFS is unknown, and no laboratory test can directly diagnose it,” she noted that “the objective medical evidence … indicates that even low-level physical activity” required more energy than Vastag could generate. She rejected the opinions of Prudential’s medical reviewers, finding that none of them “demonstrated any expertise in CFS.” Hayden concluded that Prudential had wrongly denied Vastag’s benefits due to its “significant failure to understand the current state of medical knowledge about CFS and its devastating impact.”In forceful terms, the judge rejected Prudential’s arguments and ordered the company to pay up.A few other courts have ruled for ME/CFS claimants, but none with the definitive clarity of Hayden’s opinion. Even so, Vastag’s victory is not yet cause for unbridled celebration. Because disability cases are decided on their unique facts, this decision does not set a legal precedent, and there is no assurance that other judges will reach similar conclusions in future cases. Moreover, Vastag had access to resources — including information, knowledgeable medical care, and outstanding legal representation — that are available to few people with ME/CFS. @davidtuller1 [email protected] David Tuller Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. NIH launches study seeking answers on chronic fatigue syndrome last_img read more

Equifax hack likely affected only Canadians with dealings in U.S.

first_img Desjardins Group says 2019 theft of 4.2 million members’ data cost $108 million Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Cybersecurity Court approves data breach settlements with BMO, CIBC Related news IIROC urges vigilance amid heightened cybersecurity threatscenter_img The Canadian Press made multiple calls as consumers to Equifax Canada’s customer service line and were told that consumers whose credit files were not checked outside of Canada are unlikely to be part of any breach. Equifax Canada did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Equifax Inc. said last Thursday a security breach occurred over the summer that compromised the private information of up to 143 million Americans, along with an undisclosed number of Canadians. But the company has been tight-lipped about further details, including how many Canadians may have been exposed. Equifax Canada’s website says that “only a limited number of Canadians may have been affected” and “the breach is contained.” “We are working night and day to assess what happened,” the credit monitoring company says on its Canadian website. The Canadian breach may have impacted names, addresses and social insurance numbers, Equifax added. Organizations that have been targeted by a hack will soon be required by law to provide detailed information to both affected consumers and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, if changes to the Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act go ahead as proposed. As part of new mandatory data breach reporting requirements, organizations must notify individuals directly and provide specific information, such as the circumstances of the breach, the day or period when the breach occurred, and a description of the personal information that has been compromised. Canada’s Department of Industry posted the proposed text of the new regulations on Canada Gazette on Sept. 2, for a 30-day public consultation. Meanwhile, Canada’s privacy commissioner has said it has prioritized an examination into the hack to ensure that Canadians’ information are protected by future risks. Canadian and American credit files must be kept separate due to differences in the various laws within the U.S. and Canada, according to the Equifax Canada website. However, American companies can pull Canadians’ files in Canada with consumers’ permission, according to credit risk expert Mike Morley. “Let’s say you’re a Canadian applying for a mortgage in the U.S. for your cottage… They will make a decision based on your Canadian credit information,” Morley said. That would generate a U.S. credit file for the consumer, he said. Morley added that Canadians who live and work south of the border would have their credit history pulled in Canada in various situations, including when applying for a credit card, or even by a potential employer or landlord. Equifax has set up a dedicated website, equifaxsecurity2017.com, and call centre to help consumers determine if their information has been compromised. However, Canada’s privacy watchdog says the website won’t help Canadians because it uses U.S. social security numbers. Instead, the privacy commissioner suggests that Canadians call Equifax at 1-866-828-5961 (English service) or 1-877-323-2598 (French service). At least two proposed class action lawsuits have been started on behalf of Canadians who may have been affected by the hack. Tony Merchant, the founder of Merchant Law Group, says he has filed proposed class actions on behalf of plaintiffs in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. The four plaintiffs checked their files on Equifax’s American website — which asks for last names and U.S. social security numbers — and were told their data may have been divulged, he added. Merchant’s law firm, which has offices in Edmonton and Calgary, has seen more than 700 Canadians sign up to be part of the class action. A spokeswoman for the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, which is the central agency in Canada that collects identification theft complaints and other related matters, said Wednesday it has not received any complaints in connection with the Equifax hack. With files from Dan Healing Equifax Canada’s customer service agents are telling callers that only Canadians who have had dealings in the United States are likely to be affected by the massive hack announced last week. The credit monitoring company’s call centre staff say that Canadians who have Equifax accounts in the U.S. could be at risk of having their data compromised, such as those who have lived, worked or applied for credit south of the border. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media David HodgesArmina Ligaya last_img read more

Manulife updates global brand

first_img Sun Life Financial buying Pinnacle Care International IE Staff Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corp. has updated its global brand, complete with a refreshed logo and visual identity that represents the company’s transformation into a digital, client-centric market leader, the life insurer announced Monday.The updates reflect Manulife’s focus on simplifying the complex for clients and communicate a unified, forward-thinking approach and its commitment to innovation, Manulife says in a news release. Manulife logo Manulife Manulife Canada CEO sees Apple and Netflix as competitors as insurance evolves “This updated brand marks a significant milestone on our transformation journey,” says Roy Gori, Manulife president and CEO, in a statement. “However, it is even more important because of what it unequivocally says to our customers: we are here for you, and we’re focused on helping you make your financial decisions easier and lives better.”Manulife has continued to invest heavily in redesigning its clinet experience and using technology to make it easier for clients to plan for the future and protect what matters most. It is also streamlining its product and service offering and the number of its websites and apps, and reducing the complexity of its internal processes.“We live in a world where we’re surrounded by choice. At the same time, it’s harder than ever before to decide which products and services are best for us,” says Gretchen Garrigues Manulife global chief marketing officer, in a statement. “Recognizing this reality, we are committed to helping our customers cut through the noise and make confident decisions as they pursue their life goals. Our updated brand reflects this commitment.”Manulife’s updated brand will impact every channel and means through which the company communicates with clients. The new logo and visual identity have already begun rolling out across the company’s major offices around the world, as well as a number of its key digital properties, including manulife.com.The launch will continue throughout the rest of the year and into 2019 around the world. Omega Securities rebrands as Tradelogiq Markets Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Branding,  Life insurance industryCompanies Manulife Financial Corp. last_img read more

Insight – How to succeed in India’s METS sector

first_imgInsight – How to succeed in India’s METS sector AustradeIn December 2020, India’s Government released its new Australia Economic Strategy. This identified Australian METS as a valuable partner in the ongoing liberalisation of India’s mining sector. With 1,500 mines in operation in India, new developments are creating fresh opportunities for Australian companies:New mine operating models designed to encourage private-sector involvementAuctions of state-owned coal minesNew regulations that aim to increase overseas investment.This insight gives an overview of some of the key opportunities and challenges facing prospective METS suppliers in India. It suggests ways to approach state-owned mining enterprises and identifies opportunities for Australian METS in skills training and development. /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:Austrade, Australia, Australian, coal, Government, India, Investment, mining, operationlast_img read more

WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Friday, November 6, 2020

first_img Posted by Jacob Granneman|Friday, November 6, 2020 |in : PeopleNational Network of Youth Ministries endeavors to unite leaders at home and nationwide Posted by John Ley|Friday, November 6, 2020 |in : NewsCaring for COVID-19 patients in Clark County Posted by Paul Valencia|Friday, November 6, 2020 |in : PeopleCamas businessman builds field for youth baseball, softball Southwest Washington education associations are calling on Clark County Public Health and area school districts to respect the state Department of Health school reopening…Read more Caring for COVID-19 patients in Clark County Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com|Friday, November 6, 2020 |in : NewsArea educators call for delay to the expansion of onsite instruction Camas businessman builds field for youth baseball, softball National Network of Youth Ministries endeavors to unite leaders at home and nationwide Area educators call for delay to the expansion of onsite instruction As the Northwest Coordinator of Engagement and Training for the National Network of Youth Ministries, Philip Ball has worked on the ground with youth workers and leaders…Read more WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Friday, November 6, 2020Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, November 6, 2020in: Newsshare 0 WATCH: Close elections reverse direction ; A local nurse’s experience with COVID-19 ; Area educators want to pause in-person learning ; The local arm of the National Network of Youth Ministries ; Camas resident builds baseball fields on his own property ; A look at the beauty of fall. An area hospital nurse shares experiences in caring for COVID-19 patients.Read more A Camas property that was once an eyesore has been turned into a baseball and softball facility for youth, thanks to the generosity of Jason Pond and family.Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Caring for COVID-19 patients in Clark County Next : Battle Ground’s Culinary Arts teachers cook up engaging lessonsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more