TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning The trade association for the venture capital and private equity industries, Canada’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA), has named its first CEO. The group announced that Mike Woollatt has appointed as its first CEO. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CETFA elects new board leader PenderFund names new SVP for investments “I am delighted to welcome Mike to the CVCA. Mike’s wide-ranging experience from government to senior executive to entrepreneur will lend him well in his leadership role at the CVCA,” said Peter van der Velden, president of the CVCA and managing general partner of Lumira Capital. He comes to the organization from the Beaconsfield Group, a management consulting and public affairs firm that he co-founded. Before that he had senior executive roles at various media firms and has previously worked as a government economist and as a political advisor at the department of Finance. He has a B.A. and an M.A. in economics from the University of British Columbia. “I am excited about the opportunities ahead for the CVCA and I am honoured to be asked to lead the association through the next phase of its evolution. I also know that I inherit an organization that has made great strides for the venture capital and private equity industry in Canada and I look forward to building upon that momentum,” said Woollatt. Related news Keywords AppointmentsCompanies CVCA — Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Project a first for Australia A $32 million hydro-powered battery project to be located near Albury will be Australia’s first,following approval by the NSW Government.Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the hydro-powered battery will be charged by the nearby Hume Hydro Power Station that already provides power to 40,000 homes.“The battery will be able to dispatch energy to the grid during peak demand, boosting grid stability and energy security in what is the first co-located battery and hydro project in Australia,” Mr Stokes said.“Not only does it supply clean and reliable energy, it provides jobs and investment for the local area.”Minister for Energy and the Environment Matt Kean said the project was a great example of how industry was supporting the State’s growing renewable energy sector through innovation and investment.“We know NSW has some of the best hydro opportunities anywhere in the world and this sort of battery innovation adds to the renewable energy mix right across the State,” Mr Kean said.“As renewable energy becomes a greater part of our energy mix, projects like this will help to support the continued growth of our economy by delivering a modern, cheap and reliable energy grid for the people of NSW.”Member for Albury Justin Clancy said the project’s approval was fantastic news for the community.“A clean energy project that will create 40 construction jobs and inject $32 million into the regional economy is welcome news for the area,” Mr Clancy said.It is expected that construction will start later this year. /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:Albury, Australia, clean energy, community, energy security, environment, Government, industry, innovation, Investment, New South Wales, NSW, planning, power station, renewable, renewable energy, security
PHOENIX – Jessica Korda had 240 yards to the front of the 15th green Thursday morning in the chilly first round of the Founders Cup. She reached for driver – and caddie Colin Cann didn’t stop her. While she often hits driver off the deck at home in Florida, she hadn’t attempted it in competition. ”It’s just if my caddie has a heart attack or not,” Korda joked. The lanky American spared her looper’s ticker with a shot to 15 feet. ”I think the crowd enjoyed it more than I did, but I did think it was really cool,” said Korda, making her third start following offseason jaw surgery. She settled for birdie on the par 5 – her fifth in the first six holes – after the eagle try lipped out. ”I was really upset, because I was like, ‘That would’ve been so cool,”’ Korda said. ”What did I do after that? Nothing. I didn’t do anything after that.” She did make one more birdie at Desert Ridge, but closed with two of her three bogeys in a 3-under 69 that left her two strokes behind leaders Karine Icher and Chella Choi. Ariya Jutanugarn, playing alongside Korda and defending champion Anna Nordqvist, was a shot back with Inbee Park, Lizette Salas, Cydney Clanton, Mariajo Uribe and Hee Young Park. Korda won three weeks ago in Thailand in her return from the surgery, which corrected a severe overbite. ”It’s been difficult,” said Korda, the daughter of former tennis champion Petr Korda and sister of fellow tour player Nelly Korda. ”I didn’t know when I was going to be able to come back.” Though she no longer has constant headaches, she’s still sore and fighting a head cold – all more difficult in the cold and wind. ”If you guys are going numb, just think about how my lips are turning blue,” she joked. Korda has four straight top-10 finishes, tying for third and second in her final two events last year before the surgery and following the victory in Thailand with a tie for 10th in Singapore. She has worked hard to improve her short game, focusing on her chipping. Full-field scores from the Bank of Hope Founders Cup ”I’m not afraid to miss a green,” Korda said. ”I used to get so frustrated missing greens because I was like that’s an automatic bogey. I knew how hard I would have to work just to make par. … It was really bad. It was like really, really, really bad. If I was 40 yards out, I would probably want to putt it.” Nelly Korda helped mother Regina Rajchrtova – also a former professional tennis player – care for Jessica. ”She was drooling, obviously, because she couldn’t feel the bottom half of her face,” Nelly said. ”Taking off her clothes was a bit difficult because she didn’t have any center of gravity, so she would fall over. It was definitely hard to see her at that stage.” The 19-year-old Nelly had a 72 in the group behind her sister. She tied for second in Singapore, a stroke behind Michelle Wie. The Kordas’ brother, 17-year-old Sebastian, won the Australian Open junior tennis title in January and is the top-ranked junior in the world. Icher bogeyed Nos. 15 and 18 after playing the first 14 holes in 7 under. ”With the wind picking up, it’s a little bit hard,” Icher said. The 39-year-old Frenchwoman birdied five of her first eight holes. ”The fairway doesn’t roll at all and big rough,” Icher said. ”Last year, we had much more roll off the fairway and no rough. And the wind. The wind and the temperature. Usually in Phoenix we play in the 90s, so it’s a different course. We have to adapt.” Choi also finished with a bogey. ”It was windy and tough out there, but every player in same condition,” Choi said. Nordqvist, a Swede who played at Arizona State, closed with a bogey for a 69. Fourth-ranked Sung Hyun Park also had a 69. Wie opened with a 70 in the afternoon. ”It was a grind,” Wie said. ”This course, generally, you feel like you have to shoot 10-under par every day.” Lydia Ko had five bogeys in a 74.