Stuart Rose backs challenger money manager Netwealth in £11m funding round

first_imgMonday 29 March 2021 12:01 am Share Stuart Rose backs challenger money manager Netwealth in £11m funding round ICAP founder Michael Spencer who previously invested £5m in 2019 has committed a further £5m. Other backers include former chairman of Man Group Harvey McGrath and Bruce Carnegie-Brown, vice chair of Santander and chairman of Lloyd’s of London.  Angharad Carrick Also Read: Stuart Rose backs challenger money manager Netwealth in £11m funding round It has already enjoyed rapid growth with an average client portfolio size of £475,000 as of 16 March 2021.  More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Netwealth is the brainchild of former investment bankers Charlotte Ransom and Thomas Salter and has attracted a swathe of high-profile backers with its promise of a more transparent and cost-effective service.  Show Comments ▼ Former Jupiter boss Edward Bonham Carter was appointed chairman of the wealth manager in January. center_img The company said it would use the proceeds from the round to support organic growth and invest further in technology. It also indicated it was looking at acquiring IFA businesses as it grows.  Traditional wealth managers tend to charge a fee of two per cent or more while Netwealth charges less than one per cent. The self-proclaimed challenger wealth manager has completed a £11.3m round which included a cash injection from former M&S boss Stuart Rose.  “Our vision remains clear: to recast a wealth management industry that for too long has relied on opaque fees and outdated service models. We are demonstrably changing the status quo through a modern, accessible and cost-effective service with no compromise on quality and value.” Also Read: Stuart Rose backs challenger money manager Netwealth in £11m funding round Netwealth, the money manager backed by a string of leading City figures, has secured its fourth round of fundraising with total investment reaching £38m.  whatsapp whatsapp “I am delighted to welcome another highly-respected investor in Stuart Rose to our current group of backers. Michael Spencer doubling his initial investment, and the consistency of support from our other shareholders in this round, shows confidence in our model and recognises the strong progress to date,” chief executive Charlotte Ransom said.  Tags: Asset managementlast_img read more

One in four Brits would take a pay cut for a shorter working week

first_img For two thirds more flexible start times would be their priority if they are to stop working from home. Home working has been widely adopted during the pandemic and could be here to stay for many employees. Also Read: One in four Brits would take a pay cut for a shorter working week Farah Ghouri Wednesday 19 May 2021 6:26 am Home working has been widely adopted during the pandemic and could be here to stay for many employees. One in four British people want four-day working weeks to become the norm – even if it means accepting a pay cut.  whatsapp Expectations of work Show Comments ▼ Share The poll results come with just over a month until millions are allowed to return to the office from June 21.    Home working has been widely adopted during the pandemic and could be here to stay for many employees. Also Read: One in four Brits would take a pay cut for a shorter working week “We are finding that whilst many young people are desperate to return to the workplace for a better, more social working environment, employees with a long commute and young children are often more reluctant to stop working from home ” said the director of MoreySmith, Linda Morey-Burrows.  center_img Morey-Burrows said office spaces will need to be designed “to cater for the new world with flexibility, comfort, outside spaces and sociability in mind”. Among some of those design changes more secure bike facilities, on-site showers and being able to bring pets to work were highlighted in the survey as important factors for people deciding whether to stop working from home.  More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Tags: Office spaces Hygiene too cropped up over two thirds of employees wanting ‘Covid havens’ – offices that guarantee hygiene so there’s no need for covid restrictions once on-site.  whatsapp According to the survey results 70 per cent said they would happily switch to a four-day week on the same pay – but a quarter were even willing to take a pay cut of up to a fifth. The survey, commissioned by office designers MoreySmith, asked over 1,000 Brits in full or part-time work about their new expectations of work.  Home working has been widely adopted during the pandemic and could be here to stay for many employees. Also Read: One in four Brits would take a pay cut for a shorter working week One in four Brits would take a pay cut for a shorter working week Wellbeing was another key consideration for employees, with 43 per cent saying they wanted access to mental health facilities on-site. Another 44 per cent said that access to outdoor terraces and gardens would be important in their decision to return to a physical office.last_img read more

At This Compliment Battle, Comedians Kill Each Other with Kindness

first_imgcomedyAt This Compliment Battle, Comedians Kill Each Other with KindnessBoast Rattle’s monthly compliment competitions are heartwarming—and hilariousBy Lisa Beebe – July 25, 20181233ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItKyle Ayers has no problem with roasts. In fact, he likes them, but he also likes challenging himself as a writer. That’s how Boast Rattle was born. A few years ago, Ayers was joking around with friends about what the reverse of a roast would be like. Was it possible to make people laugh with compliments? He says, “Once we started really structuring jokes and writing them in this format, we realized how funny they were and how much harder it was to do. It’s difficult to write these well.” He started talking to other comedians about the idea, and they liked it, too. Boast Rattle began as a segment on another show Ayers was hosting. “I did a variety show, and I would have this as a fun thing to break it up, and everyone would tell me how much they only liked this,” he explains.Kyle Ayers (left) with Eugene MirmanDavid AndrakoAyers launched Boast Rattle as its own show, and in the past few years, he has hosted competitive compliment battles in Brooklyn and at various comedy festivals around the United States. Ayers moved to Los Angeles last fall, and this year, Boast Rattle found a new home at Dynasty Typewriter in Westlake.Ayers explains how the competition is structured: “There are six comedians in the show, so there are three head-to-head rounds, and three winners from those rounds. For the finals, we interview someone from the audience, and the comedians take a minute and write one or two compliments about them. So the finals are an impromptu ‘boasting’ of an audience member. It’s fun, and we get to interview someone from the audience. That’s always a good time.”On the surface, Boast Rattle might sound like a night of squeaky-clean, G-rated comedy, but Ayers says the show doesn’t stay clean for long—especially when the comedians know each other well. “Whenever we book people on the show, I’ll ask if there’s anyone they’d have a good time with,” he says. “The comedy community is so small that they generally have some relationship together. It’s really fun to have people who have a closer relationship, whether they’ve worked together closely for a long time or are in an actual relationship.”While the audience may “Aww…” at a sweet sentiment, he says they respond best to well-structured jokes. Curious how a compliment can also be a joke? He offers this example: “One time, Aparna Nancherla was going against the comedian Joe Zimmerman in New York, and she said, ‘Joe is so respectful of women that the website Jezebel briefly considered changing their name to Joe-Z-bel.’ I liked that a lot.”If you can’t make it to a show in person, you can also experience Boast Rattle on Sirius XM. Ayers records each show and says, “If we like how they turn out, the live shows go on Sirius as radio shows.”Boast Rattle winners leave with the knowledge that they’ve made the world a kinder, funnier place—but that’s not all. As in professional wrestling, the show has a championship belt that lists the names of previous winners. Whose compliment skills will earn them the next spot on the belt? Find out at two upcoming competitions.https://www.instagram.com/p/BlYcSq3nk4COn Thursday, July 26, at 10 p.m., comedians Jon Gabrus, Giulia Rozzi, Will Miles, Brandie Posey, Ben Rodgers, and Barbara Gray will take on the challenge. Amy Miller will serve as guest judge. Get tickets here. On August 30 at 10 p.m., the featured flatterers include Todd Glass, Laurie Kilmartin, Eddie Pepitone, Langston Kerman, and more to be announced. Get tickets here.Both shows are at Dynasty Typewriter, 2511 Wilshire Blvd. Tickets to Boast Rattle are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.RELATED: How an Actress and Accordion Player Became a VR PioneerStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSBoast RattleDynasty TypewriterPrevious articleThe Santa Monica Pier Concert Series Is Coming Back–With Some Major ChangesNext articleMeet Max Richter, the Composer Bringing an Overnight Outdoor Concert to Grand ParkLisa Beebe RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORGood News: Hannah Gadsby Didn’t Retire From Comedy After Alllast_img read more

Apple Pay in the UK: Like not laughing at a Michael Mcintyre gag, resistance is futile

first_imgThursday 16 July 2015 10:29 am Apple Pay in the UK: Like not laughing at a Michael Mcintyre gag, resistance is futile When Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook revealed its physical wallet-replacement service last September, I recall a tut and an eye roll at yet another Apple product announcement. A form of contactless payment, re-marketed as a physical wallet-replacement service, would be with us this summer.  Where’s the innovation in that? In many ways Apple is starting to seem like the comedian Michael McIntyre, buoyed by exuberance and ego, fuelled by past association and glory (his Daddy wrote for Kenny Everett you know), but still able to keep us enthralled. McIntyre and Apple execute a formula that sickeningly works if you are into mimicry; imitation and replaying back the usual and ordinary with fanfare and wizardry. Everything they do intended to make the audience feel like what is in front of them is so new and fresh that we all remain in a constant embryonic state of awe. Like Mr McIntyre, Apple’s management are guardians over a brand that seemingly can do no real wrong. The Apple brand is the case study of choice for any marketer or studier thereof. But we have seen through their formula – the simple packaging up of things already created, like a ’70s mother-in-law joke, Apple Pay is not really new. In a post-Jobs world Apple is at best becoming a fourth-mover, pushing out ‘innovations’ that are in fact anything but. Near field payment has been available in the UK since 2011, Sony, Samsung, Google and pretty much every high street bank have had the hardware and capability in near field tech to land contactless, and most have been there already, to some degree.  Google Wallet went there but, as ever, a lack of critical mass and a convoluted service meant that it has been refined to a niche gifting and voucher offering. Other operators such as EE ‘Cash-on-Tap’ and Vodafone ‘Smartpass’ already exist while Android Pay and Samsung Pay are due to launch this autumn. None of these players have really had the PR impact that Apple are enjoying.  And the PR will surely reflect how few problems Apple Pay has relative to those who have gone before it, precisely because of its position in the queue to come to market.  We in the UK already have over 60 million contactless cards in circulation with more than 50 million transactions taking place each month, as well as a critical mass of locations that have the tech’ in place ready to go.  All that means at launch there were 2.9 million compatible locations in high street stores from Marks & Spencers and Boots to Wagamama’s. So, now is the time. Apple have packaged it up neatly, bolted the offering onto the existing eco-system and boom, leaders in contactless payment they will be.  Apple are loved, they are big, simple, uncomplicated and provide solutions so inoffensive and integrated that despite an innate human desire to not put all our apples in one basket it becomes unavoidable.  Like involuntarily chortling at a McIntyre gag about your ‘Mrs’, you don’t want to do it. But resistance is futile. Tags: Apple Digital economy Expert Voices Catherine Neilan More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

MacKenzie Scott donates $4.2 billion to more than 350 organizations

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementTags: Amazondonation 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 NCH donates medical supplies to Guatemala’s Public Health System June 16, 2021 How ‘Amazon Sidewalk’ works, and how you can opt out June 10, 2021 AdvertisementLast year, Scott committed to the Giving Pledge initiative. Launched by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, the program encourages the world’s richest people to donate a large portion of their fortunes to charitable causes.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Advertisementcenter_img Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott donates millions to 3 Florida schools June 16, 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 In her second charitable contribution of the year, MacKenzie Scott has donated nearly $4.2 billion to 384 organizations as part of a plan to donate a majority of her fortune. The announcement comes just four months after Scott donated $1.7 billion to 116 organizations, including four historically Black colleges and universities, in July. Her latest round of donations totaled more than $4.16 billion donated to organizations nationwide.Scott, who is a philanthropist and author as well as the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, noted that her team examined more than 6,490 organizations to determine which groups would receive the donations following her decision to accelerate the pace of her giving this year.“The pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling,” Scott wrote in a Medium post. “Economic losses and health outcomes alike have been worse for women, for people of color, and for people living in poverty. Meanwhile, it has substantially increased the wealth of billionaires.” RELATEDTOPICS Amazon distribution center officially opens in Collier County June 16, 2021last_img read more

JTI Reports Marked Success with Export Centre/Business Information Point Project

first_imgRelatedJTI Reports Marked Success with Export Centre/Business Information Point Project RelatedJTI Reports Marked Success with Export Centre/Business Information Point Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), is reporting marked success in the implementation of the Export Centre/Business Information Point (EC/BIP) project, with over 60 per cent of its target group reached.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ held yesterday (Feb. 4) at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Business Facilitation Manager at the JTI, Marlene Porter, said that some 7,000 persons have been targeted for assistance under the project, which was implemented to address the lack of business information and guidelines available to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).“It has been determined from surveys done that critical information is not readily available to all across the island.so this strategy is to address this lack of information and the lack of knowledge of certain technical aspects in business,” she said.Outlining the operation of the facilities, Mrs. Porter said that BIPs are virtual and physical offices that have been set up island-wide to give MSMEs access to a range of standardised and value-added business information that will empower entrepreneurs and firms to increase their performance and profitability.“The range of services provided through the BIPs include the requirements for starting a business, taxation issues, how you can identify sources of technical assistance, online links to all the partner agencies, agencies within Government, as well as the Jamaica Trade Point, where all the trade facilitation agencies are brought together so that you can complete transactions,” Mrs. Porter explained.She noted also that through the BIPs, the MSMEs can participate in training sessions in accounting, marketing and information technology-related areas and get advice on other financial matters.The export centres, on the other hand, aim to positively impact national export performance and competitiveness through the provision of a range of export-related advisory services and development tools.The services offered by the facilities are available to new and established MSMEs; potential and existing exporters; all relevant intermediary and representative institutions as well as potential entrepreneurs and business interests.JTI has overall management responsibility for the EC/BIP project island-wide and the agency collaborates with the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA) and the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), in the delivery of the service.Facilities have already been established at the JTI, JEA and JBDC Kingston headquarters with three additional BIP satellite locations in Negril, Westmoreland, Lucea, Hanover, and Montego Bay, St. James. Overtime, the network will expand to 12 or more venues across Jamaica.Mrs. Porter noted that the EC/BIP project has been impacting the MSMEs in a positive way and urged business interests to utilise the facilities in order to “enhance the competitiveness of their businesses.”“We expect that the full implementation of the EC/BIP initiative will contribute to employment creation and enhance quality of life for Jamaicans,” Mrs. Porter stated, adding that support to the MSMEs is even now more critical, in light of the world economic challenges.The EC/BIP project is a component of the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP), geared toward providing a range of technical and financial services to help enhance the environments in which it operates. The five-year PSDP comes to an end in December 2009. JTI Reports Marked Success with Export Centre/Business Information Point Project CommerceFebruary 6, 2009center_img RelatedJTI Reports Marked Success with Export Centre/Business Information Point Project Advertisementslast_img read more

New Appointments To Victorian Law Reform Commission

first_imgNew Appointments To Victorian Law Reform Commission VIC PremierThe Victorian Government has today announced the appointment of Dr Vivian Waller and Kathleen Foley to the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC).Together, Dr Waller and Ms Foley bring more than 40 years’ experience to the VLRC – and will play an important role in developing and coordinating future law reform in Victoria. Dr Vivian Waller was admitted to legal practice in 1995 and has 25 years of experience representing victim-survivors of sexual abuse.In 2006, Dr Waller was bestowed a Women Lawyers Achievement Award for her services to survivors of sexual assault.The following year, Dr Waller established her own legal firm – dedicated to helping victims of crime and people who have endured sexual assault or child abuse. Dr Waller was also instrumental in the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, where she represented 20 survivor witnesses.Dr Waller holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University.Since 2009, Ms Foley has worked as a barrister and served as a member of the Victorian Bar Council and as a member of the executive of both the Commercial Bar Association and the Women Barristers Association.Prior to her admission to the Victorian Bar, Ms Foley was an Associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court of Australia and excelled in positions as an attorney in New York and a solicitor in Western Australia.Ms Foley has also developed a significant public interest litigation practice at the Bar, and in 2016 was awarded the Victorian Bar’s Susan Crennan AC QC award for her pro bono work.She holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia.The Government recently asked the Commission to review and report on the state’s laws relating to rape, sexual assault and associated adult and child sexual offences. Both Dr Waller and Ms Foley will assist in this work to improve processes and reduce the trauma experienced by victims. As stated by Attorney-General Jill Hennessy “The Victorian Law Reform Commission ensures that our legal system is inclusive and accessible for all Victorians, and I congratulate Dr Waller and Ms Foley on their appointments.” “Both Dr Waller and Ms Foley bring a tremendous amount of experience to their roles – and their legal expertise will be invaluable.” /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:AusPol, Australia, child abuse, Commission, Government, law reform, Monash University, New York, public interest, royal commission, sexual abuse, Sexual Assault, university, University of Melbourne, University of Western Australia, Victoria, Western Australialast_img read more

Importing dogs to Canada: Government introduces new import rules for commercial dogs less than 8 months old

first_imgImporting dogs to Canada: Government introduces new import rules for commercial dogs less than 8 months old From: Canadian Food Inspection AgencyFollowing a review of existing import requirements, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing changes for commercial dogs under 8 months of age that are imported for breeding and resale end uses (which includes adoption) to improve compliance with humane transport and animal health requirements.Following a review of existing import requirements, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing changes for commercial dogs under 8 months of age that are imported for breeding and resale end uses (which includes adoption) to improve compliance with humane transport and animal health requirements.This review was initiated after the inspection of an air shipment of dogs in June 2020, in which a number of dead and sick dogs were found and other non-compliance issues were identified. The on-going investigation into that incident has led CFIA to take certain enforcement actions.Effective May 15, 2021, these changes include:Multiple entry permits will be replaced with single entry permits, and importers will have to specify the number of dogs to be imported.Dogs will require rabies vaccination at least 28 days before export to Canada (with an exception for recognized breeders) and will need to be treated for internal and external parasites prior to export.Importers will be required to provide information about the travel route from the country of origin to the final destination in Canada, including the airport or land border crossing that will be used to enter Canada. They will also be required to schedule a CFIA inspection at the airport or land border crossing where the animals will enter Canada before the shipment leaves the country of origin.Importers transporting dogs by air must have a post-import quarantine facility that has been pre-approved by the CFIA available in case arriving animals require further inspection and/or quarantine.The CFIA is also clarifying the requirement related to the certification for kennels of origin. The requirement for a United States Department of Agriculture Kennel License will continue to apply for dogs imported for resale (which includes adoption) from the United States.While the CFIA prepares to implement these changes, no new import permits for commercial dogs less than 8 months of age for breeding and resale end uses (which includes adoption) will be issued from May 4 to 14, 2021. The CFIA will resume issuing import permits on May 15, 2021 under the new measures.The CFIA is committed to protecting the health of animals through import controls.Quotes“These changes are designed to crack down on those involved in shipments of puppies that don’t meet Canadian animal health and certification requirements. They provide additional tools for the CFIA to take appropriate actions against non-compliance. The new rules raise the bar on preventing potential animal abuses and make it clear that they will not be tolerated.”– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food“The Canadian Kennel Club appreciates the steps that the CFIA has taken regarding dog imports. We are pleased to work with CFIA to encourage Canadians to make informed choices about responsible dog ownership and to promote the benefits of buying a purebred dog from an accountable Canadian breeder.”– Jeff Cornett, Executive Director, Canadian Kennel ClubQuick factsUnder the Health of Animals Act and its Regulations, the CFIA administers and enforces import requirements for all animals and animal products entering Canada, including domestic pets.Importers are encouraged to refer to the Notice to Industry and related documents for detailed information on the new import requirements. /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:Agriculture, airport, Canada, director, Export, Government, health, incident, industry, investigation, Minister, parasites, quarantine, Transport, United States, vaccinationlast_img read more

Ulster Spring Health Centre Refurbishing Contract To Be Signed Shortly

first_imgUlster Spring Health Centre Refurbishing Contract To Be Signed ShortlyJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Ulster Spring Health Centre Refurbishing Contract To Be Signed Shortly Health & WellnessMarch 24, 2014Written by: Glenis A. Rose Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, with Responsibility for Primary Health Care, Hon. Luther Buchanan, (left) speaks with Councillor for the Albert Town division, Dr. Pauline Foster on Thursday, March 20, during a tour of the property adjacent to the Albert Town Health Centre, where a yam processing factory is to be built. Advertisements RelatedRehabilitated Health Centre Opened in St. Mary RelatedNational Health Fund – A Decade of Advancing Health Carecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedDraft of Primary Health Care Renewal Policy for Cabinet Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Luther Buchanan says plans are far advanced to carry out extensive refurbishing works at the Ulster Spring Health Centre in Trelawny.The works, which are to be done at a cost of approximately $8 million, entail removal and replacement of sections of the roof, repaving of existing driveway and main entrance, as well as a makeover of the dental department, and installation of appropriate signage on the premises.Minister Buchanan made the announcement, while leading a team of personnel from the Ministry of Health on a tour of the Albert Town, and Ulster Spring Health Centres on Thursday, March 20.“We are looking to have a contract signed at the regional level within the next two weeks … for approximately $8 million. Work will include the refurbishing of the dental department and other aesthetical works to the health centre, to improve the ambiance and the quality service we provide there,” the State Minister told JIS News.Minister Buchanan indicated that he was satisfied with what he had observed during the tour.“The community has indicated that the quality of service from the Ministry of Health (and this Albert Town facility) is excellent,” the Minister of State told JIS News.The facility was formerly called the Ulster Spring Community Hospital. Story HighlightsPlans are far advanced to carry out extensive refurbishing works at the Ulster Spring Health Centre in Trelawny.The works, which are to be done at a cost of approximately $8 million, entail removal and replacement of sections of the roof, repaving of existing driveway and main entrance.The facility was formerly called the Ulster Spring Community Hospital.last_img read more

Education Ministry to Provide 100 Math and Science Scholarships

first_imgRelatedSupport for Students Who Missed Pass Mark in Math and English A Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Education will be providing 100 scholarships and bursaries to teacher trainees specializing in Mathematics and Science subject areas.This initiative is to address a shortage of qualified Mathematics and Science teachers in the education system, and is open to individuals pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.This was announced by Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, at a press conference on August 13, at the Ministry’s Heroes Circle head office in Kingston, to provide details of the 2015 results of the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC). The Ministry of Education will be providing 100 scholarships and bursaries to teacher trainees specializing in Mathematics and Science subject areas.This initiative is to address a shortage of qualified Mathematics and Science teachers in the education system, and is open to individuals pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.This was announced by Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, at a press conference on August 13, at the Ministry’s Heroes Circle head office in Kingston, to provide details of the 2015 results of the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC).Rev. Thwaites said this move is significant, considering the decline in the percentage of passes in the Science subjects at the CSEC level, when compared to last year. For Biology, 69.4 per cent of those who sat the examination scored grade one to three passes. There was a 60.5 per cent pass rate for Chemistry; and 62.5 per cent for Physics.“Science, after-all, is the prism through which employment and development is going to take place in the 21st Century,” the Minister said.Thirty scholarships will be offered to persons pursuing Science education degrees starting in September 2015, and 70 to those pursuing secondary education in Mathematics. Some of the scholarships will be awarded to students already enrolled in programmes.“Successful candidates will be bonded to the Ministry of Education for five years after completing their degrees and will be required to sign an agreement with the Ministry, for deployment in schools which we identify as having a need for additional qualified teachers,” Rev. Thwaites said.center_img Education Ministry to Provide 100 Math and Science Scholarships EducationAugust 17, 2015Written by: Denise Dennis RelatedSports Excellent Outlet for Young People – Rev. Thwaites RelatedHundreds Gain Employment Under Heart/NTA’s School Leaving Training Programmelast_img read more