Former RBC exec named chairwoman of infrastructure bank

first_img PenderFund names new SVP for investments CETFA elects new board leader Related news Fukakusa retired from her role as chief administrative officer and CFO with Royal Bank of Canada in January after a 31-year career at the bank. Read: RBC’s CFO to retire in early 2017 She will now have a role in selecting the remaining members of the board of directors that will oversee the agency’s operations, as well as the chief executive. The government plan to have the new agency up and running by the end of the year. Ottawa is planning to infuse the new institution with $35-billion hoping to pry three or four times that amount from the private sector for large-scale projects. But the projects have to generate revenue, meaning they would result in new toll roads or bridges where user fees finance the construction costs. The Liberals have faced questions about how much risk taxpayers will take on in projects that the bank funds, and how much independence the chief executive officer and the bank’s board will have in investment decisions. The government’s designs for the bank will give the ministers overseeing it the ability to approve or reject projects for funding. Cabinet will also be able to easily hire and fire the chief executive and board chair. A Senate committee report released Thursday called on the government to ensure the independence of the board by drawing on Canadian and international best practices in governance. The report also raises concerns that the bank could find itself in competition with other Crown corporations, despite testimony from government officials that no federal entity currently fills the role set out for the new agency. Private investors can’t access the investment tools the bank will use to help them jointly invest with the public sector on infrastructure projects, senators on the committee were told by both Infrastructure Canada and the bank’s transition office. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The federal government is hiring the former chief financial officer (CFO) at one of Canada’s largest banks to help oversee its new infrastructure-financing agency. Janice Fukakusa is being named the new chairwoman of the Canada infrastructure bank. center_img TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Keywords Appointments,  Infrastructure Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian Press last_img read more

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Industrial action by school secretaries scheduled for Friday

first_img Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Previous articleSenior Championship Report – The Possible OutcomesNext articleCouncil urged to end process of buying houses on private market News Highland Google+ Industrial action by school secretaries scheduled for Friday Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Industrial action by school secretaries is set to go ahead on Friday in a row with the Department of Education over pay.A meeting between the Forsa union and department officials ended this morning without agreement.Forsa says most secretaries earn just 12,500 euro a year and have to sign on during school holidays.Secretaries at 1000 schools will stop work for an hour at the start of the school day, protests will also take place at around 250 schools. By News Highland – September 18, 2019 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

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VELUX EHF CL F4: Kielce and Barca to open showtime

first_imgPOLL: Qui? Who? Koj? ShareTweetShareShareEmail Handball TV: VELUX EHF FINAL4 in 140 countries Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsJust one day after the draw of the semi-finals pairings of the VELUX EHF FINAL4, the playing order has been confirmed. The top club handball event of the year will start in the LANXESS arena in Cologne on Saturday, 1 June with the match of Vive Targi Kielce versus FC Barcelona Intersport with a throw-off at 15:15 hrs local time.The encounter of the newcomers at this event with the record winners of the EHF Champions League will be followed at 18:00 hrs by the second semi-final, which has turned into an all-German affair between the defending champions, THW Kiel and their bundesliga rivals HSV Hamburg.The playing order of the semi-finals has been set following discussions with rights holders to ensure the best possible exposure for the event on television screens around the world and also to guarantee an unforgettable experience for the 20,000 fans in the LANXESS arena.The timings of the matches will be the same for the third year in a row, which means the placement match for the 3rd position has been set for Sunday, 2 June at 15.15 hrs and the final for 18.00 hrs.Playing order and times of the 2013 VELUX EHF FINAL4Saturday 1 June 2013Semi-final 1: Vive Targi Kielce vs FC Barcelona Intersport (15.15)Semi-final 2: THW Kiel vs HSV Hamburg (18.00)Sunday 2 June 20133rd/4th Placement match: loser Kielce/Barcelona vs loser Kiel/Hamburg (15.15)VELUX EHF Champions League Final: winner Kielce/Barcelona vs winner Kiel/Hamburg (18.00)(all times local)article: EHF EHF FINAL 4 HANGOUT: Warm up for exciting weekend Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items:Cologne handball, VELUX EHF CL F4last_img read more

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Patrick Flood named interim CEO of RuralEdge

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Board of RuralEdge (RE) has announced the appointment of Patrick Flood as interim CEO, effective April 3, 2018, following the resignation of Trisha Ingalls, in February. Louise Bonvechio, chair of the RuralEdge Board of Directors, announced the transition plans.“I am happy to announce that Patrick Flood has been hired as an interim CEO to provide leadership during the executive transition period,” Bonvechio said. “The RE board is enthusiastic about choosing Patrick for his adept abilities to work with rural communities, his confident leadership style, and his demonstrated skills to lead an organization through challenging times.” Flood, who lives in East Calais, VT, worked for 29 years in state government, in the VT Agency of Human Services (AHS). He was the Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, the commissioner of the Department of Mental Health following tropical storm Irene, and the Deputy Secretary of AHS for four years.After leaving state government in 2013, he was CEO of Northern Counties Health Care (NCHC), based in St. Johnsbury, until retiring in 2016; he has also served as a trustee of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH).“I am looking forward to this opportunity,” Flood said. “Housing that is affordable is critical to our communities, and I hope, with the help of all the staff, to strengthen Rural Edge’s capacity to meet that need.“A CEO search committee, comprised of board directors, stakeholders, and staff, has been formed.The process is expected to take six to nine months.RuralEdge (RE) strengthens Northeast Kingdom Communities one home at a time. As a Community Development Corporation primarily serving the Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (NEK), RuralEdge develops affordable housing for low and moderate-income seniors, families and those with disabilities.The organization manages over 600 affordable housing units scattered across 2,000 square miles. RE operates a Home Ownership Center (HOC) providing Homebuyer Education, Financial Empowerment classes and Home Repair and Rehabilitation, SASH, a Support and Services at Home program and an Assisted Living Facility for seniors.RE not only provides access to quality affordable housing it has also helped transform communities by rehabbing underutilized or vacant, deteriorated and sometimes fire-damaged properties in key locations, turning them into community assets.last_img read more

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The risks of politeness: It has its place only to a point

first_imgThe Windsor Star:Dr. Aidan Feeney has a few thoughts about politeness. Essentially, he thinks it has the ability to cost lives.“The more serious the situation, the more likely you are to be polite and the more room there is for confusion,” says Feeney, a professor at the school of psychology at Queen’s University, Belfast, and co-author of a new paper entitled The Risk of Polite Misunderstanding, published last week by the Association of Psychological Science. “We’re motivated to protect the face of the people we’re speaking with, but when delivering bad news, or explaining a grave situation, a lack of bluntness makes a high-stakes situation much more grave.”Feeney and his cohorts – who include Wim De Neys and Jean-Francois Bonnefon, a professor who has spent almost a decade researching politeness at the Universite de Toulouse in Bonnefont, France – are not out to incite a wave of rudeness, though. Feeney says a little politeness in everyday society is just fine.Read the full story: The Windsor Star More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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NEWS SCAN: Fighting antibiotic resistance, rotavirus vaccine’s indirect benefits, Sudan yellow fever immunization

first_imgJan 24, 2013 Rotavirus vaccine in children may help protect adultsPediatric rotavirus vaccination may indirectly protect unvaccinated adults from the highly contagious disease, according to a study yesterday in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study found that initiation of rotavirus vaccination in kids was associated with a decline of rotavirus in adult stool samples by almost half during the peak rotavirus season. The findings suggest that vaccinating kids against the virus may be more cost effective than previously thought, given rotavirus-related healthcare costs in adults, an accompanying IDSA press release said. Researchers tested stool samples from adults who had diarrhea that were submitted from February to May at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago from 2006 through 2010. Among 3,530 samples, the prevalence of rotavirus declined from 4.35% in 2006-07 (before the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in kids) to 2.24% in 2008-10, a relative decline of 48.4%. The authors conclude, “This observation strongly suggests that pediatric rotavirus vaccination protects adults from rotavirus,” but they caution, “We are unable to prove that pediatric vaccination caused the decline in the adult rotavirus, but this is a limitation of any study of indirect protection.”Jan 23 Clin Infect Dis abstractJan 24 IDSA press release Experts call for new steps to battle antibiotic resistanceThree infectious disease experts writing in today’s New England Journal of Medicine called for new approaches to infection control, antibiotic stewardship, and drug development to combat the growing problem of highly resistant bacteria. The three authors—Brad Spellberg, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and John G. Bartlett, MD, and David N. Gilbert, MD, both past presidents of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)—underscored what the World Economic Forum recently called “arguably the greatest risk” to human health. “Antibiotic-resistant microbes infect more than 2 million Americans every year and kill more than 100,000 annually,” said Spellberg in a UCLA news release. In their commentary the experts recommended stricter controls for prescribing antibiotics and changes in hospital practices, including greater disinfection and moving away from invasive drug-delivery systems like intravenous catheters. They also said regulatory approaches need to encourage antibiotic development, citing a proposal from the IDSA that would allow approval of new antibiotics based on smaller, less expensive clinical trials. In addition, they called for eliminating use of antibiotics to promote food-animal growth and exploring ways to treat infections without building resistance, such as immune-based therapies.Jan 24 N Engl J Med commentaryJan 24 UCLA news releasecenter_img Sudan launches third yellow fever vaccine campaignSudan’s health ministry will launch a third round of immunizations on Jan 26 in the next phase of its battle against a yellow fever outbreak that has been sickening people in the Darfur region since November, according to a statement yesterday from the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO). The agency said an appeal to the international community and donor countries resulted in more doses of the vaccine that recently arrived in Khartoum and will enable officials to vaccinate 2 million more people. The earlier two vaccination campaigns, funded mainly by the European Commission, the United Nations, and Sweden, reached more than 3 million people. The latest round is funded by the United Kingdom and the United States. The WHO said other governments and organizations also supported the campaigns financially and with staffing. So far the yellow fever outbreak has led to more than 840 illnesses and 171 deaths. The latest total reflects an increase of 108 cases and 7 deaths from the WHO’s last case-count update on Dec 6. The outbreak has affected more than 35 of 64 localities in Darfur.Jan 23 WHO EMRO statementlast_img read more

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CARICOM Chairman hails St Vincent and the Grenadines’ election to UN…

first_img You may be interested in… Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community… Jun 6, 2020 Jul 10, 2020 CARICOM Heads Meet Friday – Handover of Chairmanship to… Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, has hailed the election of St Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations Security Council as a victory for small states. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis “The importance of multi-lateral fora being seen to cater for all nations is critical to their credibility”, the Chairman said.  St Vincent and the Grenadines, CARICOM’s candidate, was elected to the non-permanent seat reserved for the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States for the two-year term 2020-2021 with 185 votes of the 193 available.  In so doing, it became the smallest State ever to be elected to the Council. Jul 2, 2020center_img Jun 30, 2020 Tribute to Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing to the Top –… Statement by the Chair of the Caribbean Community The… Regional Transportation, CSME among matters for CARICOM Heads’ attentionEnhancing regional air and maritime transportation and further advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) are among matters for deliberation when CARICOM Heads of Government hold their 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, 26-27 February. Heads of Government will examine recommendations from a Special Meeting of…February 22, 2019In “CARICOM”Press Statement on the Election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations Security CouncilSecretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed the election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the Security Council of the United Nations (UN), as an opportunity for a small state to bring a unique perspective to threats to international peace and security. “I congratulate Prime…June 7, 2019In “CARICOM”COMMUNIQUÉ Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis, 26-27 FEBRUARY 2019The Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis 26-27, February 2019.  Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance…February 27, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Prime Minister Harris noted that challenges to international peace and security have become more complex and diverse. He also is aware of the adverse effects of climate change on small island nations. “It therefore means that there is greater necessity for different perspectives to be brought to bear on issues before the Security Council that threaten international peace and security.  Small Island and low-lying coastal Developing States (SIDS), such as those that comprise the Caribbean Community should therefore have a seat at the table,” the Prime Minister said.  “The election of St. Vincent and the Grenadines marks another important milestone in this regard,” he added. The CARICOM Chairman recalled a proposal put forward by the Community in the inter-governmental negotiations on Security Council reform that a rotating seat be reserved for SIDS, as part of the package of reforms of the Council now the subject of negotiations. This is indeed a proud moment for St. Vincent and the Grenadines and by extension the entire region. “I have no doubt that the views and concerns of small states will be well represented by St Vincent and the Grenadines. Our Community stands ready to support our Member State as it embarks on this important assignment,” Prime Minister Harris stated. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

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Ginebra shakes off slow start to steamroll Alaska

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Grand Slam mentor Tim Cone stressed that such dominant showing was all thanks to a collective effort—especially on the defensive end.“We did a great job defensively. Scottie (Thompson) did a great on the import helping limit him, Japeth (Aguilar) was there for block shots, and Greg (Slaughter) was a presence,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4This couldn’t be more evident in the opening salvo, where the Ginebra swiftly got ifself out of a 7-0 rut and build a cushion—one that the Gin Kings padded on for the next three quarters.Slaughter and Art dela Cruz, who were both riddled with injuries in the past had 16 and 12 points to pace the locals. Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China “I’m just glad we caught them early,” Cone said who faced his former ward and deputy in Jeff Cariaso.Alaska drew 22 points from reinforcement Justin Watts. Vic Manual added 14 more but was the lone local to score in twin digits for the Aces, who absorbed their second straight loss.Ginebra looks to get a streak going when it faces Phoenix on Saturday also at the Big Dome.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistcenter_img LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Lance Stephenson-led Liaoning survives Seoul to win Terrific 12 title MOST READ PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra bucked a wobbly start before hammering out a 102-83 beatdown over Alaska in the nightcap of Sunday’s PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The crowd darlings’ beloved import Justin Brownlee was in his usual prolific self, scoring 30 points and plucking down 22 boards in the Gin Kings’ conference debut.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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ED conducts searches in Delhi, Gurgaon in IPL betting case

first_imgThe raids were conducted in connection with an alleged IPL betting racket worth Rs 4,000 croreThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday conducted searches in and around Delhi in connection with its hawala probe against some betting syndicates related allegedly to IPL T-20 cricket matches.Sources said that about four locations in Delhi and neighbouring Gurgaon were covered during the searches which are being conducted by the Ahmedabad office of the agency in coordination with their local counterparts.”The searches are being conducted on some suspects who acted as bookies during the recent Indian Premier League matches held in the county.”The probe is being handled by the ED Ahmedabad office, which is investigating the case for hawala and money laundering charges,” sources said.The Ahmedabad office of ED had on March 19 claimed to have busted a racket and arrested some bookies from a farmhouse on the outskirts of Vadodara in Gujarat.Later, the agency arrested 13 others in connection with the alleged betting racket.On March 26, the same office registered a money laundering case against two prime suspects and a few others in an alleged IPL betting racket worth Rs 4,000 crore.The accused have been charged by ED under Sections 418 (cheating), 419 (punishment for cheating), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 471 (using forged document as genuine) along with Section 120(b) (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code.Sources said that a “good cache” of mobile phones, documents and computer peripherals have been seized during today’s operation.Locations in Delhi’s Karol Bagh, Shastri Nagar and Gurgaon are being searched, they added.advertisementlast_img read more

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