One message resonates across the globe: London is still one-of-a-kind for finance

first_img People make their way home through the drizzle in the City of London on November 28, 2018, a day when economic forecasts for a post-Brexit UK gave little reason for optimism. – Britain will be economically worse off in any scenario outside the EU, the government said Wednesday, as the Bank of England warned that a no-deal Brexit would trigger a financial crisis. The government’s plans for post-Brexit ties with the European Union would still cost the economy around 3.9 percent of gross domestic product over 15 years, a government report found. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) One message resonates across the globe: London is still one-of-a-kind for finance Share Peter Estlin We’re home to more than a tenth of the world’s fintech industry, with more venture capital investment into the sector than anywhere else in Europe.  Monday 12 August 2019 4:02 am Opinion I have already been fortunate enough in my role as the 691st lord mayor of London to champion the UK’s financial services sector in more than 15 countries.  City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. That’s not just my view, but also that of our partners looking on around the globe. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? 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From Toronto to Tallinn, Sao Paulo to Singapore, the same themes come up again and again whenever I speak to politicians, regulators, and businesses all over the world. whatsapp My visit to India comes soon after the former Prime Minister Theresa May attended the successful India Day event we hosted with the Department for International Trade at Mansion House.  Brexit uncertainty for businesses and consumers is something we could do without. Nonetheless, London remains unique in the world of finance, and this city is proving all over again that it possesses the pragmatism and entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in the long term.  Main image credit: Getty In Australia, I’ll be joined by a delegation consisting of some of our City’s best fintech startups, while asset management will also likely be high up the agenda.  And in South Africa, I’ll be looking to focus on how the City of London’s expertise can accelerate efforts towards sustainable development, bringing millions of people out of poverty.  After the summer break, I will be visiting Australia, India and South Africa among other countries – three very different markets that can all benefit from partnership with the UK.  They also see us as a hub for innovation and at the centre of the drive towards greening the global financial system – and they’re right.  As people across the City head off on their travels over the summer holidays, there is no better time to reflect on the exciting opportunities for the UK across the globe as our future trading relationship comes into sharp focus.  There are around 1,000 new startups each year in the City, and we could soon overtake even San Francisco as the home to most fintech “unicorn” companies, with the likes of Revolut, TransferWise, and OakNorth leading the way.  Meanwhile, the recently launched Green Finance Institute is already providing leadership in this nascent sector. I have seen for myself how partners from around the world are eager to work with London to progress in the green finance space, whether that be in order to build sustainable energy infrastructure in Colombia or to work with China on building green principles for the Belt and Road Initiative. whatsapp They see London as the city that offers the world a unique combination of time zone, language, legal system, global talent, and financial services ecosystem which makes us truly a gateway to global capital and advice. Indeed, 40 per cent of the City’s workforce were born outside of the UK, and it is essential that we maintain that pipeline to global talent in the years ahead. 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Campaigners slam Aviva’s ‘ambiguous’ net zero commitment

first_img“Aviva should commit to stop investing in any company developing new fossil fuel reserves or supporting the opening of new reserves through the building of transport infrastructure,” campaigners said. Additionally Reclaim Finance said some of the companies have targets below 2°C or of 2°C, rather than 1.5°C Also Read: Campaigners slam Aviva’s ‘ambiguous’ net zero commitment Climate campaigners Reclaim Finance welcomed the move but has called on Aviva to clarify details and “draw clear red lines against the expansion of fossil fuels.”  “If Aviva wants its net zero target to have teeth, it must immediately rule out all investments and coverage in companies developing new coal and fossil fuel projects,” Lucie Pinson, founder and director of Reclaim Finance said.  If they don’t take action the FTSE 100-listed firm said it would sell its shareholdings in the companies.  Monday 1 March 2021 12:24 pm Also Read: Campaigners slam Aviva’s ‘ambiguous’ net zero commitment This morning Aviva announced it planned to shrink its carbon footprint to net zero by 2040. The firm said it had written to the biggest carbon emitters in its portfolio urging them to sign up to climate targets.  whatsapp Sharecenter_img Also Read: Campaigners slam Aviva’s ‘ambiguous’ net zero commitment by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorCarsGeniusThese 4 Loaded SUVs Are Now Dirt CheapCarsGeniusIkaria BeautyYou Need To Do This If You Have Sunken Jowls (Just Once A Day – It’s Genius)Ikaria BeautyZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Herald The group also called its commitment to science based targets initiative (SBTi) a “dangerous cop out” because the policy mentions a sign up to the targets and not a validation.  Their main concern is that the insurer has failed to announce measures to prevent the expansion of new fossil fuel projects.  Climate campaigners have questioned Aviva’s net zero commitment claiming the insurance giant will continue to invest in fossil fuels.  whatsapp Campaigners slam Aviva’s ‘ambiguous’ net zero commitment Angharad Carrick “Instead of letting the SBTi drive its coal exit, Aviva must require coal companies it invests in to adopt an asset-based coal exit plan. Failure to comply will otherwise sadly confirm that the SBTi is becoming a new tool for greenwashing,” Pinson added. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Winter weather causing COVID-19 vaccine dose shortage in SWFL

first_imgAdvertisement DESOTO COUNTY– Appointments for today are rescheduled for Feb. 23.– 2nd dose appointments scheduled for this Thursday will NOT be impacted.COLLIER COUNTY– No first dose registrations this week.– 2nd dose appointments scheduled for this week will NOT be impacted.HENDRY COUNTY– No first dose distribution this week. – 2nd doses will be distributed in LaBelle on Wednesday, February 17th and in Clewiston on Thursday, February 18th. Advertisement Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Treacherous winter weather across the country is impacting shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine to Southwest Florida. Kristine Hollingsworth spokesperson for the Department of Health in Collier County said that they are not holding any first dose registrations this week.“The Florida Department of Health in Collier County does not book COVID-19 vaccine appointments in advance until we have vaccines in hand; this is a prime example as to why we don’t do that it could be as simple as a truck breaking down or it could be Mother Nature which no one can control,” Hollingsworth said. Collier, Lee, Hendry, and DeSoto counties are all experiencing shipment delays.  AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineDOH-CollierVaccine AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 AdvertisementHere is a breakdown county-by-county and how it will impact you: LEE COUNTY – First dose appointments for tomorrow Feb 17 are rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25 at the same time.– 2nd dose appointments scheduled for this week will NOT be impacted. RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Fr Paddy: Identify your doubt, find your mantra, take action

first_img Community Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Home Columnists Fr Paddy: Identify your doubt, find your mantra, take action Columnists Rugby Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Having faith puts that pep in your step when you feel like you’ve busted a kneecap. It gets you to try one more time towards your righteous desires and keeps you smiling when all you want to do is crawl back into bed.Faith is the end result of a long journey, but makes the trip bearable.But sometimes it can be hard to see the road to faith, or at least the end of the road. If you’ve found yourself in this spot, Martin Luther King Jr. has some wise words.“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”So what is the first step? Honestly, it’s different for everyone. But if you’re having a hard time viewing that staircase, here are a few steps to get you started.Identify the DoubtWhat’s causing you anxiety right now? What’s making you worry? What’s filling you with doubt?Pinpoint an area of your life that’s weighing you down and take some time to ponder why it’s so hard.If you need to, find a quiet space to meditate or pray about the things that are bothering you, and ask yourself why these things are having an impact on your life.Why are we doing this? Because in order to identify a solution, we need to identify the problem.Find Your MantraHaving a little saying you can repeat to yourself in times of trouble is a great way to dispel fear. Faith is a concept that’s been around since the beginning of mankind, and you can find motivating quotes across the religious or spiritual spectrum.Take some time to search them out and find a phrase or quote that speaks to you. Put this quote somewhere you can see it often, like your phone. Then when you feel that fear or anxiety begin to rise, just take a deep breath, and repeat after them:“Having faith does not mean having no difficulties, but having the strength to face them, knowing we are not alone.” – Pope Francis“If it can be solved, there’s no need to worry, and if it can’t be solved, worry is of no use.” -Dalai Lama“For with God, nothing shall be impossible.” – Luke 1:37Take ActionNow that we’ve identified the problem and have a mantra to keep us focused, let’s work on that solution.Write your problem down and start brainstorming ways to fix it, even the hard ones. What are the obvious ways you can fix it? The not-so obvious?Make bullet points until you have a solid list, then go through and find the solution that would be the most effective.And now you’ll take action. You might be afraid, but that’s okay. Faith isn’t about not having fear, it’s about acting anyway. So take that solution and run with it, not looking back.Faith isn’t a one-step process, and it’s also not a one-stop shop. In order to find and keep faith, you’ll need to practice over and over again. But that’s okay!With each step you’ll become stronger and stronger until faith is your first reaction to challenges, not fear.Prayer To Become Giving PersonLoving Father I come to You today with grateful thanks for the gifts and promises that so readily stream in my direction from You. So often Lord my foolish heart is filled with worry and anxiety and I find myself looking at the problem of my supply instead of looking to You as my generous Supplier. Please forgive this lack of trust in You, for I know that You have promised to supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory – for which Lord I thank and praise You.Lord I want to be able to hand over each and every one of my worries to You and to develop a generous and outgiving personality – that keeps my eyes on Jesus.. rather than continuing to be the “worrier” that I have become. I know that this does not honour Your name and I so desire to walk in the paths of righteousness and become a person with a generous heart that flows from Your own generosity– a grateful heart that is full or trust and thanks to You, Who have done so much for me.Lord I know that I cannot change my nature myself – but I do know that in the power of the Holy Spirit I can take my worrisome thoughts captive and hand them over to You – and turn my worries and anxieties into purposeful praise, knowing that in all things You are the supplier of all I need. I ask this in Jesus name,AmenSEE ALSO – In Pictures: Holy Family primary school in Portlaoise is officially opened WhatsApp Previous articleLaois name team for Leinster semi final clash with CarlowNext articleReintroduction of tax relief for trade union subs Fr PaddyFr Paddy is a curate in the hugely vibrant Portlaoise Parish. From Carlow town, he was educated in Carlow CBS and studied Business and Politics in Trinity College Dublin before training to be a priest in Carlow College.He is the youngest priest in the Kildare & Leighlin diocese and writes for a number of media outlets. He has almost 14,000 followers on Twitter. You don’t just wake up one morning, light streaming in from the window, birds fluttering about, and jump from your bed with exuberance declaring “I have a faith!”No, it’s more like a slow crawl from your bed as you try to slam on the snooze button one last time.Getting faith isn’t easy, even though people put the phrase “have faith!” on repeat like it’s no big deal. It’s a slow, sometimes agonizing process that many people give up on, but in truth, it’s worth the wait. Pinterest Twitter Fr Paddy: Identify your doubt, find your mantra, take action Community Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By Fr Paddy – 9th June 2018 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

Russell points the way as Mountrath secure league success

first_img Twitter Pinterest By Steven Miller – 14th July 2019 Previous articleYour guide to the Laois hurlers All-Ireland quarter-final clash with TipperaryNext articleMoment In Time: ‘Mad Pride’ family day in Portlaoise celebrates mental health Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Twitter GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Russell points the way as Mountrath secure league success 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 Killeshin Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results The Mountrath team that beat Camross in the ACHL Division 4 final on Saturday Mountrath 0-16 Camross 0-14Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 4 FinalBrandon Russell helped himself to 12 points as Mountrath got the betters of neighbours Camross in the ACHL Division 4 final in Slieve Bloom on Saturday evening.Mountrath went in front in the first minute with a pointed free by sharp shooter Brandon Russell and he would go on to have a major input into the outcome of the game.Camross opened their account with a pointed free by Dan Delaney and he was to have a big say in keeping the result in doubt until the last minute.Camross went in front with a well struck point from play after four minutes but the next eight points between the two sides were all from the sharp shooters.Mountrath defender Cormac O’Keefe broke the sequence with an excellent point from 70 metres.Points from Kevin Lalor and Dan Delaney (free) saw Camross lead 0-8 to 0-6 at the interval.Again on the resumption scores were swapped between the free takers  Dan Delaney extending the Camross advantage then at the other end Brandon Russell replied.Mountrath had a great goal opportunity after 40 minutes but Niall Cuddy brought off a great save and Mountrath enjoyed a good spell scoring three points in quick succession and Brandon Russell edged them in front from a close in free.Eleven minutes from the end Mountrath went three clear and Brandon Russell made it four three minutes later before Dan Delaney pulled one back at the other end.Brandon Russell made no mistake with his 12th but Camross replied with two in as many minutes, one by Sean Higgins who had just come on and when Dan Delaney hit his tenth the minimum separated the sides with the game entering injury time.Mountrath defender Cormack O’Keefe landed a superb point from play to restore two point advantage and despite their best efforts Camross could not breach the solid Mountrath defence and they held on for the victory.After the game Tom Clear presented the cup to the winning captain Peadar Rice and paid tribute to both sides for a thoroughly entertaining and sporting contest – they now meet in the opening round of the Junior ‘B’ championship next week.SCORERS – Mountrath: Brandon Russell 0-12, Cormac O’Keeffe and Michael Meade 0-2 each. Camross: Dan Delaney 0-10, Kevin Lalor, Joe Ryan, Niall Bennett and Sean Higgins 0-1 eachMOUNTRATH: Brian Russell; Killian Kirwan, Sean Maguire, Kevin Byrne; Tommy Hill, Peter Rice, Cormac O’Keefe; Aiden Lenihan, Gearoid Williams; Scott Hetherington, Michael  Meade, Brandon Russell; Collie Bergin, Andy Russell, Luke Cusack. Subs: Gary Brophy for L Cusack (45), Mick O’Brien for C Bergin (48)CAMROSS: Niall Cuddy; Colin Palmer, Mark Conroy, Cian Delaney; Alan Bergin, James Doran, Gavin Delaney; Pat Burke, Tomas Palmer; Dan Delaney, Joe Ryan, James O’Keefe; Niall Bennett, Kevin Lalor, Robbie Delaney. Subs: Cillian Tiernan for T Palmer (38), Ollie Conroy for A Bergin (40), Sean Higgins for R Delaney (54)REFEREE: Adrian McCartney (Clough-Ballacolla)SEE ALSO – Ballyfin go the extra mile to claim Division 3 football title in classic WhatsApp Facebook GAA Facebook Home Sport GAA Russell points the way as Mountrath secure league success SportGAAHurling GAA WhatsApp TAGSACHL Division 4CamrossCamross v MountrathMountrathMountrath GAA last_img read more

Outstanding memberships at Portlaoise Leisure Centre to be honoured when facility reopens

first_img Facebook Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 21st January 2021 Home News Council Outstanding memberships at Portlaoise Leisure Centre to be honoured when facility reopens NewsCouncil Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Twitter Anyone who had paid their membership to Portlaoise Leisure Centre when it closed last year will have the remaining time honoured when the facility reopens in 2021.Confirmation of this came yesterday when Labour Councillor Noel Tuohy put forward a motion calling for this to happen.Cllr Tuohy said: “I call on this Council to assure that former members of Portlaise Leisure Centre who had unused time remaining on their memberships are prioritised when the centre reopens and are contacted to allow them to continue with their membership.”In reply, Anne Marie Maher, Sport and Leisure Officer, said that this was certainly Laois County Council’s intention.She said: “Provision has been made in 2021 Estimates to ensure that any outstanding memberships and swimming lessons will be honoured by the new management structure of Portlaoise Leisure Centre when it re-opens.”Back in September, Laois County Council said they were hopeful that the centre would fully reopen in January 2021 – but Covid-19 has put that plan back as all facilities of this nature are closed around the country.The board running the Leisure Centre decided in June to close the facility due to financial difficulties and the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.Meanwhile, Cllr Tuohy also sought an update on the installation of equipment for those with special needs in the playground.In reply, Anne Marie Maher, Sport and Leisure Officer, explained how the Covid-19 pandemic had delayed this process.She said: “Unforeseen delays were experienced with the delivery of specialist equipment due to closure of factories due to COVID 19 in EU and logistical issues.“Some items are still awaited but delivery due at end of Jan 2021.“Works will commence once the current restrictions are lifted.”SEE ALSO – ‘Heartened to see reduction in case numbers’ but Laois GPs ask patients to avoid contacting doctor’s surgeries for vaccine list Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival TAGSNoel TuohyPortlaoise Leisure CentrePortlaoise Municipal District Facebook Previous article‘Palpable sense of grief’: Laois priest on how the loss of traditional funerals has made death even harder on familiesNext articleSurvey leaves Laois fifth last on best counties in Ireland to live in Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Outstanding memberships at Portlaoise Leisure Centre to be honoured when facility reopens Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Head of diplomatic academy says let South Korea decide its own…

first_img Facebook Twitter Head of diplomatic academy says let South Korea decide its own defense needs Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Following North Korea’s fourth nuclear testand long-range rocket launch, there have been growing calls from the South toboost the country’s national defense system. Although there had been debates onwhether to introduce the U.S. missile defense system THAAD over concerns ofupsetting China, deployment of the system is gaining more support from thegeneral public along with the sentiment that Seoul cannot idly sit by in theface of threats from Pyongyang. There have also been calls to strip thecountry clean of internal conflict erupting over the issue of boosting nationalsecurity. The argument is people should focus on working with neighboringcountries on military ties and strategic relationships instead of voicingconcerns about an ‘arms race in Northeast Asia’ or being ‘incorporated into theglobal strategic interests of the U.S.’ In an effort to unpack these complex issues, Daily NK sat down with KoreaNational Diplomatic Academy’s [KNDA] Chancellor Yun Duk Min, who said, “For another countryto say this or that about South Korea planning out its own national defensestrategy as a sovereign state is akin to intervening in internal affairs.” Yun explained, “When you’re deciding whatweapons systems to introduce to protect your own people, it must be basedsolely on what South Korea needs for its security.” This comes after China’sambassador to South Korea ruffled feathers recently by suggesting Seoul’sdecision to deploy a U.S. THAAD system would destroy its ties with Beijing. “China has opposed THAAD deployment sayingthe x-band radar associated with the system would be able to pick up covertareas in the country, but you have to ask whether it truly is about thetechnology involved,” Yun noted. The chancellor explained he found this claimquestionable since other military equipment from the South already have radarsthat do not fall short of x-band radars, yet Beijing has voiced no opposition. “It looks like China wants to step up itsinfluence (in Northeast Asia) while employing an A2/AD (anti-access, areadenial) strategy to block out the U.S.,” Yun surmised. The chancellor recalled during theadministrations of Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo Hyun, there had also been discourseon the deployment of missile defense with claims that it would lock the Southinto a U.S. strategic plan, trigger an arms race in the region, and also upsetPyongyang. This deterred Seoul from acquiring Patriot Missiles and Aegiscarriers at the time were also introduced only after having theiranti-ballistic missile systems dismantled.“Even now, we don’t have a definitive toolto counter missiles from the North,” Yun pointed out.    As to whether Seoul would be in a tightspot regardless of which way it goes with the THAAD decision due to the invisiblepower struggle between the U.S. and China, Yun said the world is no longercaught in a “zero-sum game,” and that this is especially the case when it comesto U.S.-China relations. In terms of the economy and trade, the U.S. and Chinahave a surprisingly high level of interdependence. In the midst of that, theSouth has an alliance with Washington and a strategic cooperative partnershipwith Beijing, so it should maintain its balance in diplomacy as it has thus far. In regard to President Park Geun Hye’srecent speech on North Korea policy, signaling Seoul is now looking to regimechange, Yun said, “All of the countries that had held onto dictatorships goingagainst the times have gone through a regime change, and now all that’s left isNorth Korea. He added, “The North can be no exception to this.” Yun asserted the North went forward withits fourth nuclear test having already been through international sanctionsfrom its first three rounds and realizing they were “manageable.” Now is thetime, he stated, “for the North to change the way it thinks,” and also for“strong and effective sanctions that will threaten the stability of Pyongyang’sleadership from the international community.”  Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Analysis & Opinion center_img Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? By Daily NK – 2016.03.02 10:12am Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] last_img read more

Energy shares weigh on TSX

first_img Related news Keywords Marketwatch Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Linda Nguyen TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sectorcenter_img An eight-day winning streak for oil prices ended Wednesday amid news that Russia isn’t interested in pursuing deeper production cuts. The August crude contract fell back $1.94 to US$45.13 per barrel, following a Bloomberg report that the influential non-OPEC member would oppose any proposal for more cuts at a meeting later this month. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media One of the four unnamed Russian government officials told the news wire that further reductions suggest that OPEC and non-member countries don’t think their pact to reduce supply by 1.8 million barrels a day through to March 2018 is having the desired effect on oil prices. While Russia, Saudi Arabia and other nations involved in the deal have met their targeted cuts, an unforeseen increase in U.S. supply have been blamed for countering these efforts. “Oil prices are tumbling lower on this Russian news,” said Candice Bangsund, vice-president and portfolio manager at Fiera Capital in Montreal. Energy shares weighed on Canada’s main stock index but were offset by gains from rising gold stocks, as the S&P/TSX composite index finished up 22.51 points at 15,153.12. The downward pressure also hurt the Canadian dollar, which pulled back 0.24 of a U.S. cent to an average price of US77.03¢. The loonie has been on a tear over the last week fuelled by growing expectations that the Bank of Canada will raise its key interest rate at its meeting on July 12. Bangsund said the majority of economists surveyed believe that central bank governor Stephen Poloz will hike the rate, and investors have bought into that narrative by driving up the currency. “If that doesn’t happen, you could see a pullback,” she said. “But the path of least resistance for the Canadian dollar is higher.” Meanwhile, trading was similarly muted on U.S. markets, which reopened after taking the July 4 holiday off. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.1 points to 21,478.17 and the S&P 500 index edged up 3.53 points to 2,432.54. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index climbed 40.80 points to 6,150.86. Indexes seemed to shrug off the release of the June meeting minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve, which showed that officials were at odds over when the central bank should start unwinding its US$45 trillion in bond holdings. Bangsund says the indecisiveness between Fed officials have increased the odds that another forecasted rate hike will probably not be likely until December, instead of September. The Fed has raised rates, which sits at a still-low range of 1% to 1.25%, three times in the past six months. Elsewhere in commodities, the August natural gas contract dipped US11¢ at US$2.84 per mmBTU and the September copper contract fell US3¢ at US$2.66 a pound. Bullion prices shone as the August gold contract gained US$2.50 to US$1,221.70 an ounce. With files from The Associated Press Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

IOM, Germany’s Strengthened Partnership Supports Thousands in Ethiopia

first_imgIOM, Germany’s Strengthened Partnership Supports Thousands in Ethiopia IOMEthiopia faces one of the world’s most complex human mobility environments, with myriad social, economic, political and climatic factors driving the movement of people within and beyond its borders.According to the latest National Displacement report prepared by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), over 1.8 million people in Ethiopia remain displaced across some 1,350 sites. At least another 1.2 million are returning from displacement to some 1,300 villages. Not spared by the onset of COVID-19, Ethiopia also had recorded by mid-March over 175,000 COVID-19 cases. More than 2,600 people have died.Crucial among the development partners stepping forward to assist Ethiopia is the German government. Since 2019, Germany has provided financial support amounting to EUR 18 million for programming by IOM Ethiopia.More than 280,000 crisis-affected persons are benefitting through life-saving assistance, including shelter construction and rehabilitation, access to safe water and sanitation, hygiene awareness, and site management support services in camp-like settings.Four new Border Control Posts (BCPs) have been established and will go a long way toward reducing mobility restrictions and facilitating movement of goods, services and skills. Beyond commerce, IOM also views BCPs as vital for protecting people who may be prey to human smugglers and traffickers. The capacity of Ethiopia’s Department of Immigration (INVEA) also received a boost through the provision of equipment and training.The funding, too, has been directed to the timely, safe, and orderly return of over 3,900 ex-combatants and their dependents who in 2018 were offered amnesty by the government.Going forward, young Ethiopians will become the focus of a new initiative aimed at ensuring they are better informed of the risks and consequences of irregular migration. The onset of COVID-19 has also led to an increase in the number of returning migrants, some of whom have been forcibly repatriated, especially from the Arabian Peninsula.IOM Chief of Mission in Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union and the Unite Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Maureen Achieng, commended Germany for its continued commitment to Ethiopia’s stability and development trajectory.“Ethiopia continues to grapple with multiple challenges which in recent times have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ms. Achieng said. “In a context as challenging as this one, the importance of the support of a steadfast partner such as Germany, both for urgent humanitarian action as for longer-term development initiatives, cannot be overstated.”Stephan Auer, Germany’s Ambassador, emphasized the importance of cooperation. “IOM is a decisive partner for our work in Ethiopia and beyond. With its vast experience as a humanitarian, peacebuilding, and development actor, IOM responds to some of the most important challenges in the country. Promoting safe and better migration and supporting vulnerable migrants remain some of our key priorities.” /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:Africa, African, Ambassador, Commission, Ethiopia, EU, Europe, German, Germany, Government, Humanitarian, immigration, IOM, migrants, migration, mobilitylast_img read more

United Way Mumbai, city hospitals spread awareness regarding lung cancer

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By EH News Bureau on May 22, 2018 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Kiosk will be set up at various hospitals is manned by a trained team who give out information about lung cancerUnited Way Mumbai, an NGO working on health issues in Mumbai, has started a fortnight long campaign for building awareness on Lung Cancer, in collaboration with city hospitals. The campaign is being run to commemorate World No Tobacco Day on the May 31 and will culminate on June 1.United Way Mumbai’s kiosk, set up at various hospitals is manned by a trained team who give out information about lung cancer, its causes, risk factors, prevention, and municipal hospitals offering treatment, etc. to visitors. Communication material has been developed in multiple languages and is being displayed and distributed at the hospitals. The aim is to identify and bridge the gaps in awareness regarding lung cancer. With an increase in knowledge about the disease, patients can seek appropriate treatment. Furthermore, with awareness regarding its causes, people can avoid getting lung cancer. Related Posts Read Articlecenter_img Share United Way Mumbai, city hospitals spread awareness regarding lung cancer Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”last_img read more