Xiamen Airport has been badly damaged by Typhoon Meranti, according to Flightglobal. While there is no information on the airport’s website at the moment, flights have been cancelled and delayed. Flightglobal notes that a “number of parked aircraft have been moved and others damaged by flying debris. A number of aircraft have been damaged inside hangars as a result of structural damage to the facilities”.The typhoon also struck Taiwan, impacting Kaohsiung port, while a 14,000teu newbuild, ironically named YM Wind, broke from its moorings. Splash24/7 has the story – and footage of containers blowing off the stack. More footage of the typhoon, and a giant inflatable moon made for the Moon Festival that also broke free and bounced through the city of Fuzhou is worth a watch. Go here, and scroll down a little.It’s unrelated to the weather, but in other news on disruptions, France’s air traffic controllers are on strike for the 14th time this year. Expect delays. By Alex Lennane 15/09/2016 © Mike_kiev Read more…
Twitter Electric Picnic Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 26th December 2020 Previous article2020 Remembered: Two Laois premises selected in Ireland’s top hotels in TripAdvisor awardsNext article2020 Remembered: Terrifying ordeal for elderly Portlaoise couple following graveyard mugging LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Tommy FitzpatrickCloncullen (Ringstown), Ballyfin, LaoisBeloved husband of Bernie and father to Deirdre, John, Sinead , Niamh, Elaine and Brian. Sadly missed by his loving sister Sadie, grandchildren Niamh, Rachel, Eoghan, Ciaran, Eimear, Annie, Emma, Lauren, Eve, Robyn and Isla Rose, sons and daughters in-law, nephews, relatives and friends.A strictly private family Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, 24th December. You can join in the Funeral Mass at 2pm by logging onto the live streaming link belowwww.Ballyfinparish.ieNoelle Stanley (née Cantwell)The Bungalow, Oldtown, Cullohill, LaoisPeacefully in the care of Fennor Hill Care Facility, Urlingford. Predeceased by her husband Richard. Sadly missed by her children, Victor, Ivan, Kay and Stuart, sister Vera, sister-in-law Hilda, daughter-in-law Gwen, son-in-law Robert, Judy, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.In accordance with government guidelines a private Funeral Service (max 25 people) will take place in St Tighernagh’s Church, Aughmacart, Cullohill, on Thursday morning followed by burial in St Mary’s Churchyard, Johnstown.Anthony (Tony) BurkeKilleshin, Carlow / Killeshin, LaoisAnthony (Tony) Burke of 33 Eastwood Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, England and formerly of Killeshin, Ballickmoyler, Laois, passed away peacefully, on December 13th, 2020, at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.Beloved husband of Pauline, father of Lisa, Toni and Carl, adored grandfather of Aurelia, Lyra, Charles, Harold and Chloe and cherished brother of P.J (New Zealand), Michael (Canada), Martin (Killeshin) and the late Oliver. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 26, 2020 Deaths Electric Picnic WhatsApp Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 26, 2020 Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival
Keywords Banking industry G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work The outlook for developed market banks, particularly in Europe, is notably gloomier than for emerging market firms, a new report from Fitch Ratings suggests. The rating agency’s quarterly review of global bank rating trends for the second quarter shows that roughly one quarter of ratings assigned to developed market banks either carry a negative outlook, or are on rating watch negative. In the emerging markets, just 12% of banks are being viewed this way. The outlook is gloomiest in Europe, Fitch notes, where 30% of banks are on rating watch negative or carry a negative outlook. And, in Europe’s developing markets, it’s 41% of banks. That said, Fitch reports that global ratings stability is improving, albeit slowly. And, it says that positive rating actions outweighed negatives in the second quarter, which, it says, is “a trend rarely observed in recent years.” Globally, two-thirds of banks are carrying investment-grade ratings, Fitch reports, although only 7% are rated between ‘AAA’ and ‘AA-‘. James Langton U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Carl Mustos is the newly appointed president of Toronto-based IA Clarington Investments Inc. His new role is effective immediately. He replaces David Scandiffio, who left earlier this month to become president and CEO of CIBC Asset Management. PenderFund names new SVP for investments Related news See: CIBC Asset Management names new CEO “Carl has been with IA Clarington for almost eight years as senior vice president and national sales manager, and has shown tremendous talent and leadership during all these years,” says Normand Pépin, executive vice president, life subsidiaries and individual insurance and annuities for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, Inc., parent company to IA Clarington Investments. Mustos brings more than 20 years of industry experience, with knowledge in mutual funds, managed solutions and other investments, to his new role. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Tessie Sanci Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords AppointmentsCompanies IA Clarington Investments Inc. CETFA elects new board leader TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning
Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Estateably expands to Alberta Mogo to acquire investing app 123RF For example, the virtual assistant can calculate how much investors should contribute to their RRSPs or estimate the amount they’ll have saved at retirement age, IA says. The virtual assistant also can find nearby health-care providers that are covered under IA’s insurance plans.“Thanks to our artificial intelligence-powered platform, the IA Virtual Assistant learns quickly. Our vision is to make the IA Virtual Assistant able to provide personalized information to group plan members that is adapted to their profile. The virtual assistant will be able to guide plan members in evaluating the options available at the various stages of their lives. It could even help them change certain unhealthy lifestyles by encouraging them to act now,” says Martin Bélanger, senior vice president, group benefits, group savings and retirement, and special markets solutions, in a statement.“When there’s an important event, like a new child, the IA Virtual Assistant reminds new parents of the importance of reviewing their insurance coverage,” added Renée Laflamme, executive vice president, individual insurance, savings and retirement, in a statement. “It can also show the advantages of contributing to a registered education savings plan to pay for their child’s education, and even suggest the professional services of a financial advisor, when needed.” Keywords Artificial intelligence, FintechCompanies Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Quebec City-based Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (IA) announced the launch of a virtual assistant on Thursday that allows clients to connect with the firm in writing or verbally.Using Google Assistant, clients can say “OK, Google. Talk to IA Financial Group,” and talk or text with an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered assistant that provides financial planning tips and can connect them to the company, IA says in a news release. BMO found AI, climate change and diversity opportunities in pandemic: CEO IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Related2007 Active Year for Narcotics Division FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Assistant Commissioner of Police, Carlton Wilson, who heads the Narcotics Division, has said that 2007 was an active year in terms of drug seizures.“In 2007 we had a very active year.32,800 kilograms of marijuana were seized, down from 37,100 kilograms in 2006,” he told JIS News.In addition, 98 kilograms of cocaine were seized last year, which represents a decrease when compared to the 109 kilograms seized in 2006.The drop in the figures, ACP Wilson said, resulted from a number of initiatives employed by the Narcotics Division.“In the last couple of years, we have had a reduction in the seizure of cocaine coming through our borders and we recognize that this can be attributed to a number of factors, such as heightened activities along our borders and the assistance given to us by our international counterparts mainly along the southern coastal waters,” ACP Wilson said.Meanwhile, the Narcotics Head disclosed that the amount of hashish and heroin seized were relatively low. “Hashish is not something we see a lot of,” he explained. In fact, only .3 kilogram was seized last year, down from 6 kilograms in 2006. On the other hand, only .6 kilogram of heroin was seized, representing a marked decrease from the 10.6 kilograms seized the previous year.Mr. Wilson expressed concern about synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy, which are popular among young persons. He pointed out that last year, 1,023 tablets were seized, doubling the 500 tablets seized the previous year.“You will see that it is a growing phenomenon and it is something we are paying a lot of attention to,” he said.The Assistant Commissioner noted that quite a bit of cash was seized last year, with the largest amount being US$1.3 million in a single raid. Forty-nine vehicles, two containers and a boat were also seized last year. “We are committed to fighting the scourge of drugs and every member of my staff understands that,” he told JIS News. However, he explained that the Division is experiencing manpower and equipment challenges. “If we had [manpower and equipment] probably we would be doing much better and hopefully as time goes by, all these things will be improved, so we can accomplish the kind of tasks we set out to do in a very effective and efficient manner,” ACP Wilson said. Related2007 Active Year for Narcotics Division 2007 Active Year for Narcotics Division UncategorizedJanuary 18, 2008 Related2007 Active Year for Narcotics Division Advertisements
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 5, 2004 Editors: Photographers and a pool videographer will be allowed to shoot photos during the hearing, but are required not to use flash or special lighting. For photography details contact Karen Salaz at [email protected] A pressroom will be available in room 157, located across from the courtroom. The Colorado Court of Appeals will hear arguments tomorrow at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law in the civil case involving CU football player Jeremy Bloom and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Justices also will hear arguments in a criminal case. Lawyers will present their arguments from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom located in the Fleming Law Building. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. Bloom, who is a professional skier, is appealing the Boulder District Court’s denial last year of his request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the enforcement of certain provisions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Manual. Those provisions will not allow him to accept ski clothing and equipment endorsements while playing football for the University of Colorado. For more information contact Catherine Rafferty at the law school at (303) 492-8049.
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 3, 2006 A small grounds shed used by the Housing Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder to store lawn mowers, small tractors, irrigation equipment and other grounds maintenance equipment was destroyed by fire this afternoon. No one was injured in the fire, however one member of the Housing Department staff is under observation for signs of possible smoke inhalation. The fire was extinguished by the Boulder Fire Department. The fire started about 1:20 p.m. when a grounds worker turned on a small tractor in the shed at the Faculty-Staff Apartments at 19th and Athens streets. The shop was located west of 19th Street and the Boulder Creek bicycle-pedestrian path. A mechanical problem in the tractor is believed to have ignited the fire, though exactly how the fire began is not yet known, said CU Police Chief Joe Roy. The fire burned quickly because of the presence of gasoline in several hand and riding lawn mowers, Roy said. No other gasoline was stored in the shed. The extent of damage has not been determined but the building and its contents were estimated to be 75 percent destroyed. Although equipment will need to be replaced it is unlikely that the 60-year-old building will be rebuilt. Roy said the fire was not related to two small lab fires that occurred in the last two weeks.
Share HealthAssure acquires FitMeIn Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By EH News Bureau on May 15, 2020 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Read Article acquisitioncomprehensive healthcare needsFitMeInHealthAssurepreventive careprimary care MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The acquisition will enable HealthAssure to address comprehensive healthcare needs of its customer from wellness, preventive, insurance care services that primary healthcare aggregator is known forHealthAssure acquired FitMeIn, an on-demand fitness subscription service delivered through a technology-enabled network of 2500+ fitness centres and coaches. The acquisition will enable HealthAssure to address the comprehensive healthcare needs of its customer from wellness, preventive and insurance care services that the primary healthcare aggregator is known for. With this transaction, HealthAssure aims to serve the healthcare needs of more than five million individuals in the country from fitness solutions to primary care by the year-end of 2020. HealthAssure provides access to its platform to almost all insurers in the market and many large corporates viz. Max Bupa, Cigna, Aditya Birla Health, Loreal, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, etc. Recently it has launched OPD insurance products for B2C segment. FitMeIn is a wellness ecosystem that provides convenient access to a network of 2500+ fitness centres, fitness coaches, nutritionists & mental health practitioners across Tier I & II cities. The start-up, through a mobile and web platform, allows users to access its network in exchange for FitCoins (credits for the on-demand services on the App) across 20 cities in India. The wellness-focussed start-up has served over 5,00,000 individuals since its inception and will look to double up that number after joining hands with HealthAssure. With this acquisition, HealthAssure aims to integrate the offerings of both the brands under a single umbrella thereby extending their services from primary care to include preventive care through fitness and lifestyle choices. Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment
RelatedCabinet Retreat Ended Feb. 2 RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes RelatedCabinet Retreat Ended Feb. 2 Cabinet Retreat Ended Feb. 2 Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 6, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Cabinet retreat which began on Thursday, February 2 ended yesterday afternoon. The members heard presentations from the Financial Secretary and his team; the Bank of Jamaica Governor as well as a team from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ). Among the issues examined over the four day period are: the state of the country’s economy, the social challenges and how to chart the way forward. The status of the current International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement, the prospects for a new agreement, a preliminary examination of the programmes and spending priorities for the fiscal year beginning April 2012, growth strategies and job creation were also examined. Yesterday the Cabinet looked at the priority programmes for each ministry for the remainder of the financial year, and the National Strategic Priorities for 2012/2013 and succeeding years. The Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP), which will be presented to Parliament later this month, was also discussed. On Wednesday, February 8, Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Peter Phillips, will brief members of the media on the state of Jamaica’s economy and plans for the remainder of the financial year. The briefing will be held in the press room at Jamaica House at 10:00 am. The briefing will be carried live on PBCJ. Advertisements