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Hotel price comparison startup Lodgeo eyes £10m fundraise after launch

first_img whatsapp Oliver Smith whatsapp Sunday 26 October 2014 11:46 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Hotel price comparison startup Lodgeo eyes £10m fundraise after launch Show Comments ▼ Lodgeo, the recently launched price comparison mobile app for hotel rooms, is preparing to raise up to £10m through a funding round advised by Catalyst Corporate Finance.The app was launched last month with £2m in funding from Javest Investment fund, the Amsterdam venture capital fund, and a number of named individual investors. Lodgeo’s founder Ines Djelassi, who previously launched independent hotel aggregator Hotel Solutions Direct before selling it to Investcorp’s internet travel company Eviivo in 2012, says the funds will go mostly towards promoting the brand. “It’s roughly around 30 per cent towards research, development and hiring the team, and the rest on marketing and advertising to position the product and the brand,” Djelassi told City A.M. “A normal price comparison website will display prices and information, but once you are redirected to a third-party website to book, that information can change and the price can be higher.” “With Lodgeo you can see the price and you can book right then and there… so we are not misleading the user in any way which is quite unique.” Share Tags: Startupslast_img read more

Nurses play vital roles in health care. Why are they invisible in the media?

first_img [email protected] More than ‘minions’: Nurses deserve more respect from doctors Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. The findings of the second Woodhull study showed major gender differences. Men were quoted almost twice as often in the health news stories sampled compared to women (65 percent compared to 34 percent), and images of men outnumbered those of women 72 percent to 28 percent.advertisement Tags nursing These findings are consistent with the results of other studies, which together show that most conversations in the public sphere are echo chambers with the same narrow range of white male voices dominating. It is hard to ignore the relative absence of nurses and the fact that 90 percent of nurses are female.Here’s a non-nursing example: In a recent commentary on the absence of women in media discussions about nuclear weapons policy, Alexandra Bell and Kelsey Davenport coined the term “marticle” (man article) to describe the preponderance of articles on nuclear weapons policy that feature only male sources despite the growing prominence of women negotiating nuclear agreements, running nuclear laboratories, and a woman winning a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to abolish nuclear weapons.To better understand why there was essentially no change in the representation of nurses in the media between 1997 and 2017, the Woodhull 2 team interviewed 10 health journalists. They revealed that they and their newsrooms infrequently reached out to women, nurses, and people who were not in positions of authority in the health industry. Some said they had to justify to their editors using a nurse as a source. Others were confused about what nurses actually do. Several of the interviewed journalists who did use nurses for a story noted that the nurse perspective enriched the story. Related: By Carole R. Myers June 13, 2018 Reprints About the Author Reprints Fast forward 20 years. An updated Woodhull report revealed that little progress has been made. This report looked at health news stories published in September 2017 that appeared in the same sources used in the original study. Quotes were attributed to nurses just 2 percent of the time, they were identified in 4 percent of the images, and were mentioned in 13 percent of the articles. Nurses were wholly absent in many stories in the sample despite the relevance of a nursing perspective to the topic. Nurses were most invisible in stories about policy, the business of health care, and research. FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Imagescenter_img First OpinionNurses play vital roles in health care. Why are they invisible in the media? The message was loud and clear: Nurses are not viewed as experts or as key leaders, and so are not good sources. The lack of nursing representation in the media is part of deep-rooted gender disparities in the media.In the other direction, contacts at health care organizations, academic institutions, and nursing associations do not promote nurses as subjects for stories on health and health care or sources for them.Nurses make up the largest segment of the health care workforce and have the closest and most sustained proximity to patients. In Gallup polls, they are repeatedly voted to be the most trusted profession. Over the years, nurses have helped improve access to care; blazed new paths in telehealth, informatics, technology development, and genomics; worked to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety; promoted wellness and expanded preventive care; engaged in research with practical applications and impact; and more. In short, nurses have helped transform the delivery of health care to meet the challenges of a graying and increasingly diverse population.Yet their visibility in the media and influence in policymaking are not commensurate with their numbers, position, and expertise. Journalists owe it to their readers to pay attention to the diversity of their sources. Increasing the diversity of sources to better reflect the interests and perspectives of media consumers enhances the value of content. Please enter a valid email address. Carole R. Myers Leave this field empty if you’re human: There are many things that nurses, the institutions in which they work, and their professional associations can do to be strategic about engaging journalists. For starters, they need to respond more quickly to reporter’s questions, something the Woodhull 2 report showed was a problem. Reporters working on deadlines need information fast, and are quick to move on to other sources, often male non-nurses. Reporters and other people seeking information frequently overuse the most visible “experts.” Nurses and their supporters can help broaden their definition of expert and expand the pool by transcending their reticence to stand up as experts and leaders.Nurses need to claim their professional authority, expertise, and experiences and proactively engage with the media. Standing up and standing out can make you a target. This has never deterred nurses in doing what they had to do to improve health and health care. It shouldn’t in the media, either.Carole R. Myers, R.N., is a senior fellow with the George Washington University Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and an associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and Department of Public Health. Related: Not enough doctors? Nurses fill the gap after earning online degrees Privacy Policy Nurses have made vital contributions to health and health care for generations and are essential players today. Nurses outnumber doctors by almost 3 to 1. So why are nurses missing in action when it comes to health news stories?A landmark study conducted in 1997 painted a dismal picture of nurses and nursing in the media. The title of the report, “The Woodhull Study on Nursing and the Media: Health Care’s Invisible Partner,” says it all. The study was the brainchild of Nancy Woodhull, founding editor of USA Today, who died of lung cancer before the study was completed. She was struck by the contradiction between the excellent nursing care she received and her observation of the minimal coverage of nurses and nursing in the media.A working group of nearly 20 researchers analyzed health news articles published in the leading print newspapers, weeklies, and trade publications of the day for the month of September 1997. The results confirmed what Woodhull suspected: Nurses were largely absent in media coverage of health issues. Just 4 percent of quotes in newspapers and 1 percent in weekly and industry publications were attributed to nurses. They were almost never included in photos that accompanied the news articles. And nurses were mentioned in only 14 percent of the articles.advertisementlast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 1, 2019

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Deaths Facebook Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Christina (Dinah) Kennedy (née Keeshan)Coolbally, Clough Village, LaoisChristina (Dinah) Kennedy (née Keeshan), Coolbally, Clough, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Died 30th September 2019, at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving family John, Deirdre, William and Anna, her eleven grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister Kathleen, brother Martin, niece, nephews, neighbours and friends.Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home, Mountrath this Monday evening from 7p.m., with Rosary at 9p.m. Removal on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm to St Canice’s Church, Clough, arriving at 7.30p.m. Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning at 11a.m, followed by burial in the local cemetery.Maire BreeFormerly Ballinakill Road, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully at her home in Casuarina Perth, Austraila, predeceased by her parents Michael and Sheila. Sadly missed by her loving husband Ray Greco, brothers Padraig, Sean and Micheal, sisters-in-law Pauline, Patricia and Toni, nieces Michelle, Laura and Aisling, nephew Darragh, step children Daniel and Belinda, their partners Steve and Lani, step grandchildren Maya, Toby, Indi, Ashley and Lyon, aunts, uncles, cousins and many Irish and Australian friends.Memorial Mass at 2pm on Saturday 5th October in The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix. Interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.Seamus CahillKeenaghan, Eyrecourt, Galway/Rathdowney, LaoisBeloved husband of Frances. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, daughters Cara and Rowena, son-in-law Alexandea, grandchildren Celia and Margot, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing in St Francis’ Church, Meelick (H53 H728) Wednesday, October 2nd, from 5 o’clock to 7 o’clock. Requiem Mass Thursday at 11 o’clock in St Francis’ Church. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired to I.C.U. University College Hospital, Galway.Mary HealyClonmeen Wood, Errill, LaoisHealy, Clonmeen Wood, Errill, Co. Laois. September 29th 2019. Peacefully in the wonderful care of Patterson’s Nursing Home, Roscrea. Mary, predeceased by her parents Thomas and Josie. Sadly mourned by her brother Tom, sister in law Mairead, nephew James, nieces Siobhan and Marion, grandniece Eibhleann, cousins, relatives and friends.Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney on Monday evening from 6pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday in the Church of Our Lady Queen of The Universe, Errill at 11am followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery.Shane WalshErkindale Drive, Durrow, LaoisShane Walsh, Erkindale Drive, Durrow, Co. Laois, 29th September 2019 after a short illness borne with great courage and dignity. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing partner Laura, son Alex and daughter Leyla his parents Andrew and Mary brothers Andrew, Pat, Jason and Jonathon, sisters Maureen, Vicky, Eve, Amy and Cathy, Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law, cousins and a large circle of friends RIP.Reposing at his parents’ house at 10 Erkindale Drive, Durrow from 3pm on Monday with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday morning 1st October 2019 at 11.45am to the Church of Holy Trinity Durrow arriving at 12 o clock midday for Requiem Mass. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to the Intensive Care Unit, St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny.House private on Tuesday morning please.Bernadette (Bernie) McKeogh (née Horan)Inchamore, Ballina, Tipperary/Portlaoise, LaoisPeacefully at the Lakes Nursing Home, Killaloe. Wife of the late Paddy. Deeply regretted by her loving son Patrick, sister Phil (McKeogh), brothers John and Michael, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, cousins May and Elsie, relatives, neighbours and friends.Reposing in Lynch’s Funeral Home, Killaloe tomorrow (Sunday the 29th of September) from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on the Monday (the 30th) at 11:30am in Our Lady and St. Lua’s Church Ballina. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to cancer research.Michael CahillOldtown Lr, Cullohill, Laois/KilkennyPeacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff of the Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Crosspatrick; deeply regretted by his nephews, nieces, sister-in-law, relatives and friends.Reposing at Phelan’s Funeral Home, Durrow from 6.00pm this Friday evening with Rosary at 8.00pm. Funeral prayers on Saturday evening at 7.15pm followed by removal to St. Tighearnach’s Church, Cullohill arriving at 7.50pm. Requiem Mass on Sunday morning at 10.00am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Irish Heart Foundation.Rodrick MaforimboShanahoe lane, Shanahoe, LaoisSuddenly, at his residence. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Julieta, children Tara, Robson, Tashanna, and Lakshmi, sisters, relatives and friends.Reposing at his residence from 6pm on Thursday with Rosary at 8pm. Removal to St. Brigid’s Church, Shanahoe, on Friday for 1.30pm Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Shanahoe. House private on Friday, by request.Kathleen Wall (née Lalor)Boley, Abbeyleix, LaoisPeacefully, at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Wife of the late Donal. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Pauline and Anna, sons-in-law Mick and James, grandchildren Conor, Kate, Brian, Finn, Mia and Jack, brothers Tom and Donal, sisters Brigid, Annie, Mary, Alice and Teresa, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her home from 4pm on Wednesday with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Thursday at 11.30 am to St. Brigid’s Church, Shanahoe, for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Shanahoe.House private on Thursday, by request.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Monday, September 30, 2019 Facebook GAA Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleLaoisToday and Buggy Property Partners team up for new Sports Star of the Month awardNext articleIn Pictures: High spirits as new boutique and gift shop holds official opening in Durrow LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 1, 2019 By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st October 2019 GAA GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Smugglers struggling on tighter border

first_imgNewsEconomy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Daily NK – 2015.06.09 5:01pm A photo taken by Daily NK’s correspondent in China captures North Korean smugglers operatingalong the Amrok River. Image: Daily NK Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) SHARE Smugglers struggling on tighter border North Korean citizens residing along the Sino-North Korea border have been dealt a blow upon tightened regulations on smugglingoperations, local sources have reported to Daily NK.“Because of the Marshal (Kim Jong Un), discontent ismounting among citizens who used to smuggle sheep to China,” a source inYangkang Province told Daily NK on the 8th in a phone call. “Since theauthorities defined smuggling as treason and tightened the crackdown since lastyear, smuggling of sheep has become almost impossible.”This same trend was confirmed by another source in Chinaclose to these cross-border operations. Sheep smuggling is a burgeoning industry, according tothe source, who said North Korean residents residing in villages tucked up in themountains breed herds of the animals to sell off to China.This business is key to these residents’ survival; take itaway and they are left with few, if any, options to make ends meet. “Becauseresidents of the national border were not receiving provisions from theauthorities, they were getting by through selling sheep, goats, dog meat, andleather,” the source said.Interestingly, lamb, mutton, and hogget from North Koreansheep are known to be less expensive, more flavorful, and juicier than theirChinese counterparts, fueling demand from just across the river.  Ademand, he added, that only continues to rise as Chinese merchants scramble tofulfill orders; sheep-derived meats are a staple in Chinese cuisine.Kim Jong Un’s unceasing efforts to stamp out these operations, thereby quashing the channel through which related residents survive, have unsurprisingly met with a great deal of criticism. Many of those experiencingthe negative side effects first-hand point out that while the young leaderconstantly underscores the betterment of resident’s lives, he “issues a lot ofdirectives that don’t make any sense,” and feel that he should just “leaveborder trade between China and North Korea alone.”According to sources in both China and North Korea, the KimJong Un era has seen systematic controls mandating that anyone caughtillegally crossing the rivers forming the border between China and North Korea isshot without hesitation. Moreover, North Korea’s Ministry of People’s Security(MPS) issued judicial instructions aimed at shoring up internal security inthe wake of the public removal and execution of Jang Song Thaek in 2013.The source explained that, under the guidelines,particularly severe punishment awaits anyone who engages in: ▲ Slander of KimJong Un; ▲ “Superstitious behavior” (including of a religious nature, such asChristianity); ▲ Production, sale or consumption of illicit substances; ▲Viewing or distributing illicit recordings.As 2014 drew to a close, regulations on overseas calls,remittances, smuggling, and drugs–all contingent on the porous borderregion–were amped up significantly. MPS agents and security officialscomplicit in these matters have been summoned, probed, and handed–at times, severe–punishmentsto set an example for others involved in similar operations; needless to say,North Korea’s endemic corruption makes it a fair assumption to say “others” in this situation refers to most everyone.All of these moves, according to the source, suggest that by focusing his energies onoccluding smuggling streams into and out of the country, Kim Jong Un isattempting to “prevent the yellow winds of capitalism from blowing into thecountry.” The “yellow winds,” reference, he went on, concerns anything alludingto the lurid or sensational–as in “yellow journalism.”  “Whereas his father (Kim Jong Il) overlooked a lot ofthings, the son focuses on and oppresses them,” the source said, surmising thatsuch Kim Jong’s Un actions illustrate an underlying lack of confidence aboutthe stability of the regime. He also cited the efforts aimed at blocking Sony Pictures’ “The Interview” as further evidence bolstering this assertion.The concerns stemming from the oppressive controls concern the young leader far less than the population’s exposure tooutside information and its potential to besmirch the image of the leadership. “He’s showing his resolve to forestall the influxof external information at all costs,” the source explained.And yet, the source speculated thatthe regulations would have only a fleeting effect on smuggling–peaking,fizzling out, and eventually being replaced by a new mechanism down the line destined to enter the same cycle.“Smuggling is directly related to the survival of citizensliving along the Sino-North Korea border, so people are always going to find away around the clampdowns,” he concluded.*The content of this article was broadcast to the North Korean people via Unification Media Group. 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Economic data to weigh on stocks, loonie this week

Malcolm Morrison The Canadian dollar could face severe cross-currents this week as traders look to the next rate announcement from the Bank of Canada, as well as results of the Quebec election and the latest jobs numbers. Stock markets could also be volatile as traders also look to a rate announcement Thursday by the European Central Bank for definite moves to keep the lid on borrowing costs of the most vulnerable eurozone members, including Spain and Italy. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media And the results of the August non-farm payrolls report could provide a clue as to whether the U.S. Federal Reserve thinks the economy is underperforming to a point where it could launch another round of stimulus. There is no doubt among economists that the Canadian central bank will opt Wednesday to leave its key interest rate unchanged at 1% amid a fragile global economic recovery and large parts of Europe in recession. Traders will look to the central bank’s announcement for any indication as to when rates may rise but it’s not expected the Bank of Canada will change its language from the last announcement when it signalled an eventual tightening bias, indicating that rates would rise at some point. “I suspect it will be more of the same for the bank,” said Doug Porter, deputy chief economist at BMO Capital Markets “And the reality is that they, like everyone else, are likely waiting to see what unfolds in the critical events ahead in Europe, starting with the ECB meeting on Thursday.” But ahead of that morning announcement, currency traders will already be digesting the results of Tuesday’s general election in Quebec and what it means to political stability. The election campaign got very little, if any, notice on markets even as a CROP survey released Friday suggested that the PQ was the front-runner, leading by four percentage points in the popular vote. “The risk is underpriced and (under) recognized right now,” said Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Scotia Capital, noting that there are so many factors weighing on the loonie this week. At the same time, traders would see the CROP survey also indicated support for sovereignty has dropped eight percentage points during the campaign, while the number of undecideds has increased to 10% and support for Canadian federalism stands at 62%. The numbers in that survey peg support for independence well below the level it was at three decades ago, when 40% of Quebecers voted “Yes” in a 1980 referendum. The loonie could also be affected by Friday’s Canadian jobs data as economists think that 11,000 jobs were created during the month. Stock markets buffetted this year by uncertainty as the eurozone debt crisis worsened could find some lift Thursday if the ECB unveils plans to launch another bond-buying program to keep borrowing costs under control. Ten-year bond yields in Spain and Italy pushed past the 7% level, which is considered unsustainable in the long run, earlier this summer. Porter said it is possible the ECB move could be delayed “because there is a little bit of a game going on between the ECB and Spain, each waiting for the other to blink first,” said Porter. “The view is that the ECB actually wants Spain to officially ask for assistance where Spain wants to see exactly what the ECB has up its sleeve so there is the possibility we don’t get a definitive answer next week. As long as the wait is perceived to be just a week or so.” The week ends with the major economic report of the week, the U.S. August non-farm payrolls report. Economists forecast that the American economy likely created 127,000 jobs during August following an unexpected surge of 163,000 during July, while the jobless rate held steady at 8.3%. The jobs data will provide an important clue whether the Fed will announce it is embarking on another round of stimulus, after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said last week that the central bank will act to promote growth as needed. U.S. stimulus hopes had risen in particular after the release in late August of minutes from the last Fed interest rate meeting Aug. 1 which said a growing number of members wanted to see the central bank do more to help the U.S. economy. But economic data released since then, including better than expected job creation in July, rising retail sales and a recovering housing sector, actually point to a strengthening economy, meaning the Fed could find it hard to justify more easing, analysts say. The Toronto stock market ended last week down 133 points or 1.1%, leaving the TSX about even where it started the year. read more

Letters to the Editor: No sound rationale for rule differences across the country

first_img Related news Sparks fly between SRO leaders at IFIC conference Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Ian Russell CMRA does not violate constitution, Supreme Court rules Budget promises funding for national regulator effortcenter_img RE: The CCMR: Retaining flexibility, Investment Executive, June 2015Your editorial makes a self-contradictory argument. Because different provinces often take “different directions on certain issues,” flexibility is more important than harmonization in rule-making. In fact, these regulatory differences for similar businesses across Canada’s capital markets result in a high price to be paid in terms of market costs and inefficiencies in order to accommodate so-called rule flexibility. Keywords National securities regulator,  Letters to the editor Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The reality is that the substantive differences referred to in the securities rulebook, such as those that govern advisor and firm registration or prospectus exemption, can be traced more to “philosophic differences” among the provincial regulators than to substantive structural differences in regional markets. The capital needs of small business are similar in all parts of the country, and investor protection standards are the same. There is no sound rationale for substantive rule differences in one province from another. Yet different rules across the regions create unnecessary costs and inefficiencies for transactions that typically span the national market, interfering with capital-raising and securities trading. These costs raise the cost of capital for small business and the transaction fees for investors.Regulators need to resolve their philosophic differences to find the agreed-upon right balance between financing costs and investor protection. The cooperative securities regulator, with a closely integrated staff placed across the country, a common culture and an overseeing expert Board of Directors, provides the necessary discipline to write harmonized rules — the critical ingredient for efficient, competitive and confident markets.Ian RussellPresident and chief executive officerInvestment Industry Association of CanadaTorontolast_img read more

TD to terminate 7 mutual funds

first_img TD Asset Management Inc. (TDAM) announced Monday it is terminating seven mutual funds on or about Sept. 6, 2019.Effective Monday, the following funds stopped accepting additional purchases: financial worker analyzing business data and working with tablet computer bacho12345/123RF IG Wealth amends product shelf Purpose looks to fill retirement income gap with longevity fund TD Canadian Value FundTD Canadian Value ClassTD U.S. Low Volatility Currency Neutral FundEpoch European Equity FundTD Advantage Growth PortfolioTD Advantage Aggressive Growth PortfolioIn a release, TDAM said fundholders will have up to the close of business on Sept. 6 to redeem or switch their holdings. TDAM said it would not charge short-term trading fees, switch fees, sales charges or other fees related to the funds being terminated.On the termination date, TDAM will liquidate the remaining holdings of the funds and distribute the net assets to securityholders. IE Staff Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Mutual fundsCompanies TD Asset Management Inc. Franklin Templeton launches new real asset fund Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Ryder Estate Wine Teams Up with Custom Clothier Indochino to Celebrate…

first_imgEmail Home Industry News Releases Ryder Estate Wine Teams Up with Custom Clothier Indochino to Celebrate Weddings…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessRyder Estate Wine Teams Up with Custom Clothier Indochino to Celebrate Weddings and WineBy Press Release – March 10, 2020 200 0 TAGSIndochinoRyder Estate Wines Linkedin Facebook AdvertisementRyder Tastings at Select INDOCHINO Showrooms March 12thSALINAS, California – March 9th, 2020 – Scheid Family Wines of Monterey County California and innovative custom apparel brand INDOCHINO are teaming up this spring to celebrate weddings and wine. Scheid’s own Ryder Estate wines will be available to taste at INDOCHINO showrooms to help launch National Wedding Season.It is estimated that 2.4 million weddings are performed in the U.S. each year and the wedding industry generates over $70 billion in revenue. Bridal dresses receive a lot of attention, but being a well-dressed groom for this lifetime event is equally important. INDOCHINO is the world-wide leader of made-to-measure menswear offering perfectly tailored, fully personalized suits, tuxedos, shirts and more for the important day.With the perfect suit, it’s time to turn attention to finding the perfect wine. Ryder Estate wines will be available for tasting at INDOCHINO’s storewide Wedding Event happening Thursday, March 12th from 6-8pm. Guests can enjoy wine at a select number of its 42 showrooms in the U.S. including Chicago, Boston, New York, Seattle and Austin, among others. Ryder Estate offers crisp white wines like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay; a delicate Rosé of Pinot Noir; and stalwart red wines like Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.The award-winning wines of Ryder Estate are the ideal wine imbibement, offering history, refinement and affordability. Ryder Estate wines are also sustainably farmed and certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, making this a discerning choice for environmentally minded wedding parties and their guests. Both Ryder Estate and INDOCHINO share the same core belief, “to inspire confidence that people admire.” Experience the marriage of wine and weddings for both brides and grooms on March 12th. Guests can find their nearest event and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/333Ih0NAbout Scheid Family WinesScheid Family Wines has farmed wine grapes in Monterey County, California since 1972. With 4,000 acres of sustainably certified vineyards located along a 70-mile spread of the Salinas Valley and a state-of-the-art winery, Scheid Family Wines is fully integrated to bring high quality estate grown wines to the marketplace. The Scheid Family Wines nationally distributed portfolio includes Scheid Vineyards, District 7, Ryder Estate, Ranch 32, Metz Road, VDR, Stokes’ Ghost and Roku. In addition, Scheid Family Wines produces over 20 regionally distributed brands for specific clients or distributors. For more information please visit www.scheidfamilywines.com.Advertisement Share ReddIt Twitter Pinterest Previous articleTwisted Roots Widens Wine Club Perks for Military, Out-of-Towners — Offers Free Shipping for MembersNext articleRepublic National Distributing Company Names Corporate Accounting and Treasury Leaders Press Releaselast_img read more

New Licensing Regime for Sawmill and Power Saw Operators

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedNWC Partners with Talawah Investments to Provide Water to Kingston Communities Story HighlightsEffective January 2015, all sawmill and power saw operators must be registered and licensed with the Forestry Department to operate legally in Jamaica.The new policy, which falls under the Forest Regulations of 2001, is aimed at regulating the island’s sawmilling industry as well as providing greater protection for the country’s forests.The programme is a well-needed intervention in the Government’s efforts to preserve and conserve the island’s forests. Effective January 2015, all sawmill and power saw operators must be registered and licensed with the Forestry Department to operate legally in Jamaica.The new policy, which falls under the Forest Regulations of 2001, is aimed at regulating the island’s sawmilling industry as well as providing greater protection for the country’s forests.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Alwin Hayles, made the announcement on Wednesday morning, September 10, while addressing the official launch of the Sawmill Licensing Programme and Registry at the Hotel Four Seasons in New Kingston.Mr. Hayles said the programme is a well-needed intervention in the Government’s efforts to preserve and conserve the island’s forests.“The Forestry Department remains committed to the protection of the forests on crown lands and the encouragement of the conservation of forests located on private lands,” he stated.Under the licensing system, persons who intend to operate sawmills must receive a licence from the Forestry Department. The application fee is $15,000, and once granted, the licence is valid for one calendar year, after which it must be renewed.Mr. Hayles informed that a license is required whether the source of the lumber is from private or public lands.He further noted that any sawmill operator found to be in breach of the requirement will be liable for prosecution and could be fined a maximum of $50,000, or in default of payment, could be sentenced to up to one year in prison at hard labour.Additionally, the Permanent Secretary informed that the information collected from the licensees will be used to populate the Sawmill Registry, which will be housed at the Forestry Department. “If you are not listed in that register, you face the possibility of being prosecuted for operating a sawmill without a licence,” he said.For his part, Principal Director for Forest Operations, Forestry Department, Keith Porter, said the agency is expecting full compliance with the new regulations.As such, the Forestry Department will embark on a public education campaign, which will involve several public meetings across the island to sensitize individuals about the programme. He noted that the campaign will commence immediately and continue into early next year.Mr. Porter informed that property owners including homeowners, who use power or other types of saws for personal purposes, such as for pruning trees on their properties, will not be required to get a licence, unless they intend to use their saws to engage in commercial activity.“The Forestry Department hopes that through the introduction of these measures, we will be better able to regulate the logging practices within our state and privately owned forests,” he stated.In the meantime, Mr. Hayles informed that in short order, the Ministry will take  the New Forest Policy for Jamaica to Cabinet.The policy will give community stakeholders greater access to utilise forested areas in a sustainable manner and will provide greater support for the regulation of the industry by the Forestry Department.“The policy also sets out a vision, principles and goals relating to our forestry sector, and looks at the national priorities for forests including our efforts at conservation, protection and reforestation,” he said.It also addresses the role of the country’s forests in supporting rural livelihoods and the sustainable use of the island’s forest resources.The Forestry Department has employed a number of measures as part of its efforts to protect forests and encourage sustainable use of its resources.These initiatives include the declaration of 3,700 hectares of crown lands as forest reserves and forest management areas; increased patrols to detect illegal activities including joint patrols with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); increased sensitisation sessions with the public on the forest laws; and the continued implementation of the agency’s permit and licensing system, which regulates access to the island’s forest resources.It is estimated that the island’s annual deforestation rate is 0.1 per cent or the removal of approximately 300 hectares of forests every year. This includes the removal from crown lands as well as privately owned holdings. RelatedMore Than 2,000 Landowners to Get Help to Acquire Titles New Licensing Regime for Sawmill and Power Saw Operators EnvironmentSeptember 11, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakercenter_img Photo: JIS PhotographerPermanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Alwin Hayles (left), converses with Principal Director for Forest Operations, Forestry Department, Keith Porter, at the official launch of the Sawmill Licensing Programme and Registry on September 10, at the Hotel Four Seasons in New Kingston. 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first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter By News Highland – March 23, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Further calls for Inishowens own vaccination centre Google+center_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty The Saolta Hospital Group says the COVID 19 vaccination programme for health care workers and medically vulnerable people in Donegal is working well.The centre at Letterkenny Institute of Technology began operating earlier this month, with Saolta CEO Tony Canavan saying it will be ready to deliver vaccines to the wider community once that phase commences.Meanwhile, Inishowen Cllr Albert Doherty will again tell a meeting of the HSE Regional Forum that as a border area, the peninsula needs its own centre:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/aldoc1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleSlight drop in number of Donegal people receiving PUPNext articleToday marks one year since first lockdown in North News Highland Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more