whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg Share whatsapp Monday 19 January 2015 5:23 am More From Our Partners Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com Tags: David Cameron employment and wages People UK jobs David Cameron has said that he and the Conservatives are committed to full employment in Britain. The UK, Cameron said, would be a “jobs factory,” with benefit caps lowered and immigrants’ access to welfare limited.To achieve this goal, Cameron pledged to help small businesses, saying: “we’re the party of the roofers and the retailers; the builders and the businesswomen.” The Conservatives’ manifesto plans will include tripling the number of start up loans available to new businesses, from 25,000 to 75,000, and the creation of 3m new apprenticeships. This, the party hopes, will drag the UK towards full employment and above the competition. The competition is considered to be the G7 group of nations, of which Germany has the highest employment rate, at 74.2 per cent. This would mean the UK raising its current rate from 72.2 per cent to above this threshold. What is full employment?Full employment doesn’t mean an unemployment rate of zero per cent. This would be bad for the economy as in such a situation workers would have more dispoible income, which would drive inflation. This rate, the non-accelerating rnflation rate of unemployment, or NAIRU, is considered to be around five per cent, one percentage point lower than the current six per cent. Of course saying that wouldn’t have been good politics and so Cameron, instead of dwelling on the complexities of the figures, said:Full employment may be an economic term, but this is what it means in human terms: it means more of our fellow men and women with the security of a regular wage; it means you, your family and your children having a job and getting on in life.How does the UK compare in Europe?Cameron also said that the UK will be the “jobs factory of Europe,” promising to limit immigrants’ access to welfare and the highest employment rate of any world economy.In terms of its place in the EU, the UK is strong but not exceptional. According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the UK had an employment rate of 72.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2013. This puts it ahead of the EU average of 65.5, but behind the leaders. Show Comments ▼ David Cameron renews pledge to lead UK to full employment, but what is it?
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Related news BMO Global Asset Management (GAM) says it has become a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (UNPRI). The UNPRI is a global network of investors, including asset owners, investment managers and service providers, working together to put principles of responsible investing into practice. It is a framework designed to encourage sustainable investing through integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in investment decision-making and ownership practices. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite BMO GAM joins the recently acquired F&C Asset Management plc as a signatory of the initiative. “F&C was one of the founders of UNPRI when it was established in 2006, and we are proud to join them and formally recognize our focus on sustainable decision-making and investing,” said Barry McInerney, Co-CEO, BMO GAM. “Over the last few years BMO Global Asset Management has grown considerably, expanding our footprint in key regions such as Europe, Asia and Australia. Increasingly, our clients, regardless of where they live, expect us to act in a globally responsible manner. Being a signatory to UNPRI helps us achieve this.” “Global firms such as ours have a duty to ensure we are aligned with principles that consider the impact decisions have on the greater good,” said Rajiv Silgardo, Co-CEO, BMO GAM. “In joining this initiative, BMO Global Asset Management is committing to abiding by the principles of responsible investing and integrating them into our practices.” Keywords Responsible investingCompanies BMO Global Asset Management FGP launches ex-energy equities fund ESG interest on the rise, but so is fear of greenwashing Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff
James Langton Keywords Credit cardsCompanies Bank of Nova Scotia One in five Canadians will need to liquidate an asset to pay for debt: survey Related news Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year low The Bank of Nova Scotia’s recent purchase of a credit card portfolio from JPMorgan Chase is credit negative for the bank, says New York-based credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Service. See: Scotiabank buys Canadian credit card portfolio from JPMorgan Chase Some banks offer reduced credit card interest rate for clients affected by virus Although the transaction is not financially material to Scotiabank, Moody’s says, it is negative from a credit perspective because it involves taking on more risk. The transaction “is part of a series of growth initiatives focused on increasing the bank’s exposure to non-mortgage consumer loans,” the credit rating agency says, “which are particularly prone to rapid deterioration during an economic shock and exhibit higher defaults and loss severities than mortgage portfolios.” In addition, Moody’s also sees the deal as being indicative of Scotia’s “increased risk tolerance and strategic imperative to increase net interest margins by shifting the asset mix toward higher yielding, unsecured categories of consumer credit at a time of record Canadian consumer leverage.” Scotia’s common equity Tier 1 ratio will fall by less than 10 basis points as a result of the deal, Moody’s calculates, and the acquisition will be accretive to Scotia’s earnings in year one, the credit rating agency says. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Published: July 23, 2013 The University of Colorado Boulder today announced that Ryan Chreist has been named assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations. Chreist, who most recently served as the director of recruitment, operations and system integration for the CU-Boulder Office of Admissions, starts this week.“Ryan’s background in admissions has given him a truly global understanding of CU-Boulder’s appeal to students, parents and alumni,” said CU Vice Chancellor for Strategic Relations Frances Draper. “His skills in relationship management, as well as his talent for public outreach and engagement, will make him a great ambassador for the university and to our alums. We are excited to have him lead the Alumni Association.”The assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations serves as executive director of the CU-Boulder Alumni Association and is charged with managing the campus’s relationship with its more than 300,000 alumni through the Forever Buffs initiative, helping to build their affinity and engagement with the university from their undergraduate years forward, and finding ways to harness their pride and loyalty to create advocacy and involvement. The post oversees an alumni staff of 25 and leads all alumni operations, communications and events planning.In his most recent post in the Office of Admissions, Chreist oversaw staffs responsible for the recruitment of prospective students in the United States and internationally, the implementation and integration of IT systems used in admissions and for the processing of all undergraduate and graduate applications. He worked for the CU System from 2007 to 2010 as a member of the Student Information System implementation team and led the design team responsible for the new admission application and recruitment portal.From 1997 to 2008, Chreist held positions within the Office of Admissions ranging from admissions counselor to associate director of admissions. In addition to managing a large recruitment territory and serving as a member of the campus Enrollment Management team, he coordinated the National Alumni Admissions Assistance Program (NAAAP), which established alumni as university partners in recruiting prospective students, and organized National Council recruitment events with the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, CU-Boulder Parent’s Association and the CU Foundation.“It is an honor to continue to serve the University of Colorado Boulder and the hundreds of thousands of people who have come through its doors. I look forward to continuing to engage our alumni locally and in the far reaches of the world to help them stay connected to their CU-Boulder experience.”Chreist was a 2012 recipient of the Alumni Association’s Robert L. Stearns Award, which recognizes members of the faculty and staff for extraordinary achievement in one or several of the following areas: teaching, service to the university, work with students, research or off-campus service. He has served as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Louisville Fire Protection District since 2002.He holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from CU-Boulder and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado Denver.Chreist succeeds Deborah Fowlkes, who held the post from 2010 to 2013 and who left the university in March. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
Advertisements By Balford Henry, JIS Reporter FINSAC Commission says no to calling P.J. Patterson Finance & Public ServiceJune 22, 2011 RelatedFINSAC Commission says no to calling P.J. Patterson RelatedFINSAC Commission says no to calling P.J. Patterson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The FINSAC Commission of Enquiry has rejected the request for the appearance of former Prime Minister, the Most Hon P.J. Patterson, but has written former Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Karl Blythe, asking his participation. Both requests were made by attorney Anthony Levy, who represents Thermo Plastics Jamaica Limited/Plas Pak former managing director, Jean Michael Desulme. Chairman of the Commission, Worrick Bogle, told Tuesday’s (June 21) sitting that the Commission had written Dr. Blythe, asking him to appear. This follows recent statements in the media which indicated that he could shed some light on the 1990s financial sector meltdown and the activities of the Government owned Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) in the recovery efforts, the issues the commission is probing. In mid-May, Dr. Blythe urged Mr.Patterson and former Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Omar Davies, to accept responsibility for the role that the Government they formed in the 1990s played in the financial sector meltdown, and chided the then administration for maintaining, for too long, a high interest rate policy that crippled many businesses. “With the Commission of Enquiry now underway, it appears as if everyone is blaming everybody else, except themselves, and I am surprised that the Government, of which I was a part, seems to be following the same path, instead of taking responsibility for its role in the crisis,” Dr. Blythe said in a statement But, Mr. Bogle said that the Commission did not see any need to call Mr. Patterson, as there were documents which could provide the information which the former Prime Minister would be asked about. Mr. Levy suggested that the decision was “very shortsighted”. Attorney for the Jamaica Redevelopment Foundation, Sandra Minott-Phillips, however, found the Commissioner’s ruling odd and, in a rare act of agreement with Mr. Levy, said that she could not see the need to call Dr. Blythe, and not the former Prime Minister, a Minister of Finance. Mr. Levy added that it was Mr. Patterson’s decision to liberalize the foreign exchange system, which triggered the process leading to the fiscal meltdown. However, Mr. Bogle insisted, “we do feel that we have enough information”. He said that not calling the witnesses proposed by Mr. Levy would not detract from the commission’s work. Mr. Levy also sought the appearance of FINSAC’s first chairman, Dr. Glastone Bonnick, and first Managing Director, Dennis Boothe. But, the Commission also denied those requests. Mr. Bogle noted that Dr. Bonnick was living abroad and there were papers written by him, including one titled, “Storm In a Teacup”, which he felt would provide the commission with his views about the establishment of FINSAC under his watch. The enquiry started another lengthy break yesterday. Mr. Bogle said that following the postponement of Wednesday’s reappearance by current general manager of FINSAC, Errol Campbell, they would not meet again until July 4, when Mr. Campbell will be the witness. This was attributed to the death of the mother of the commission’s secretary, Fernando Deperalto. The commission ended a previous two-week break on Tuesday. Asked by Mrs. Minott-Phillips when the enquiry was likely to end, Mr. Bogle said they were hoping to end by mid-July. RelatedFINSAC Commission says no to calling P.J. Patterson
Home Virgin Media set to expand WiFi network – report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 AUG 2015 BT preps renewed 5G push, pandemic hits earnings Author Virgin Media is planning to expand its UK WiFi network in a bid to challenge BT’s leadership in the space, according to the Daily Telegraph. The cable operator, owned by Europe’s Liberty Global, is reportedly planning to invest in its network by installing WiFi hotspots in its street-side cabinets and provide subscribers with free internet access outside the home.According to the publication, Virgin will also update its home routers to allow customers to use each other’s wireless networks when they are in range.Consumers will be encouraged to share capacity by receiving a free speed boost, and the public network is expected to be kept completely separate from secure and private connections.Virgin will hope better WiFi capability will also reduce its mobile costs, with its mobile network presently based on renting wholesale capacity from mobile operator EE, which is set to be acquired by BT.The plans, which are reportedly expected to be announced in the next few weeks, will see Virgin shift more calls and internet traffic on to WiFi as a result of the enhanced network, thus reducing its reliance on EE capacity.Virgin did not comment when requested for a statement on the report.The company, which was acquired by Liberty Global two years ago, is seen as a pioneer for bundling in the UK through its wholesale deal with EE.It began to sharply cut costs in the broadband space by offering high download speeds via its cable network.Market leader BTBT presently leads the WiFi market in the UK with more than five million hotspots provided by shared capacity on home routers.The company, which is hoping to acquire EE and tailor its services towards offering a bundled fixed, mobile and TV offering, received a welcome boost from Ofcom last week after the regulator backed the merger.The deal is presently being scrutinised by the UK’s Capital and Markets Authority, and could be approved by next year.Liberty Global also recently beefed up its bundled offering across Europe through acquisition. The company acquired KPN’s mobile unit Base in Belgium and entered into informal talks with Vodafone over a possible exchange of assets in Europe. Kavit Majithia Previous ArticleTeliaSonera, Telenor offer concessions on Danish mergerNext ArticleAmerica Movil spreads borderless plan to prepaid customers Regulator clears Telefonica, Liberty Global UK megadeal BT mulls options for sports TV service Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Related Tags BTEEVirgin Media
AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – February 12, 2019 Live animal exports could be seriously affected if a hard border is created by Brexit.Representatives from the live export industry will meet with the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine later today to discuss problems facing the sector.Chair of the Committee, Fine Gael TD Pat Deering, says any border would create havoc with live exports.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/deegfhgfhgfhgfring7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Live animal exports could be seriously affected over Brexit RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Previous articleGardai renew appeal over Donegal murderNext articleHSE endeavours to restore normal service following strike suspension News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp
Starbreeze seeks funding to avoid imminent “liquidity shortfall”Swedish company’s Q1 report suggests it won’t last 12 months without a new source of fundsMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 7th May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleStarbreeze StudiosStarbreeze anticipates a “liquidity shortfall” by the middle of this year, unless acting CEO Mikael Nermark is unable to secure new investment.In its first quarter financial report, the Swedish company laid out how precarious its position currently is, and what will be required to avoid going under.Acting CEO Mikael Nermark said his main task was, “to secure financing for the company’s future operations.” Only when that is in place will Starbreeze be able to present “a more detailed strategy for the future” to its investors.Starbreeze has been in “reconstruction” since the start of December 2018, but time to regain stability appears to be running out. In its Q1 report, the company said that it does not have enough money to last for another 12 months, and it anticipates “a liquidity shortfall” in the middle of this year if another source of funds cannot be located.In the first quarter, Starbreeze earned SEK 47.8 million ($5 million), down 56% year-on-year. Overkill’s The Walking Dead, the commercial performance of which was a primary factor in this period of instability, contributed just SEK 2.1 million ($220k) of that total.In March, Skybound terminated its licensing agreement with Starbreeze for The Walking Dead, meaning that the game was removed from Steam and the delayed console version will not be released. In the financial report, Starbreeze said it, “disputes the termination.”Payday was the biggest contributor of revenue overall, bringing in SEK 26.7 million ($2.8 million) — essentially the same as in Q1 of the year before. Indeed, the company’s hopes for survival rely heavily on Payday, which Nermark described as “a very strong asset” and, “the foundation upon which we will build Starbreeze’s future.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Starbreeze discussed accelerating production of Payday 3 back in January 2018, but it is likely not in a position to finish and release the game before more funding is required. In Q1, the company made a pre-tax loss of SEK 167.3 million ($17.5 million), far greater than the SEK 6.4 million loss from the year before.Starbreeze has already sold some of its assets, including the publishing rights to OtherSide Entertainment’s System Shock 3 and Mohawk Games’ 10 Crowns. In the report, the company suggested that it would sell further assets in order to secure more funding.It also signed a deal with Universal for Payday: Crime War, a mobile version of its most valuable IP. Payday: Crime War is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark time for Starbreeze.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesStarbreeze reports pre-tax loss as it sheds non-core assetsSale of Psychonauts 2 and 10 Crowns publishing rights nets Starbreeze around $14 millionBy Haydn Taylor A year agoStarbreeze lays off a quarter of its staff in further efforts to cut costsStruggling Swedish publisher makes organisational changes that will save £310,000 per monthBy James Batchelor A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.