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first_img© Robsonphoto2011 By Alexander Whiteman 16/11/2018 CargoX has launched what it claims is the first open, neutral blockchain smart bill of lading (B/L) platform for shipping.A decentralised system for sending digital documentation, the Smart B/L platform is targeting forwarders, NVOCCs and shippers.Chief executive Stefan Kukman said the the IRU World Congress had recently crowned the platform its top innovation.“Blockchain platforms shouldn’t be treated and used as self-contained systems, even if they do serve a particular purpose and solve a particular problem,” he said.“In order to get as much as possible from blockchain, we need to build modular systems that efficiently solve problems – and use these solutions to construct larger systems.“The only way to do that is interoperability, and we need to be careful to make systems as open as possible from the start.”Based on CargoX’s blockchain document transaction system, Smart B/L provides the ability to claim ownership and create and transfer documentation between parties within the chain.This includes bills of lading, express and telex releases, sea waybills and switch bills, while letter of credit and escrow service workflows are also supported.CargoX said: “The system stores documents and data encrypted on a public globally accessible blockchain, and companies don’t have to implement new infrastructure.“The network offers the benefit of data and document transactional history, so analytical tools and online archives are always available.”Several operators have already signed up to the network, including Fracht, Freightalia OceanX and Sprint International Express.last_img read more

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTED Senior News Editor Paying off med school debt? The GOP tax proposal might end the student loan interest deduction Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprints Elaine Thompson/AP What’s included?center_img Tags CongresspolicyWhite House [email protected] Erin Mershon WASHINGTON — Newly minted doctors and other health care workers may lose a critical tax deduction under the tax code overhaul House Republican leaders unveiled Thursday.The proposal repeals the student loan interest deduction — a policy that helped more than 12 million Americans who racked up education loans save up to $2,500 on their tax bills in 2015. The popular policy doesn’t require taxpayers to itemize their deductions to claim it — instead, it’s available to anyone paying interest on either private or public student loans who makes less than $80,000 in a year. By Erin Mershon Nov. 2, 2017 Reprints @eemershon What is it? Politics last_img read more

first_imgHome Sport GAA Returning Kelly leads St Joseph’s to opening league victory over Portlaoise SportGAAGaelic Football Council Returning Kelly leads St Joseph’s to opening league victory over Portlaoise TAGSACFL Division 1APortlaoise v St Joseph’s By Alan Hartnett – 29th March 2018 Pinterest Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining ST JOSEPH’S: Dan Dunne; Donie Ramsbottom, Tom Dunne, Adam Campion; Murtagh Condron, Aidan Brennan, James Kelly; Cathal Fleming, Ian Donnelly; Matty Campion, Michael Keogh, Tom Kelly; Brian Daly, Brendan Hickey, James Smith. Subs: Dylan Doyle for Smith (ht), Cian Maher for Condron (48mins)PORTLAOISE: Richie Downey; Gary Saunders, Colin Finn, Brian McCormack; Chris Finn, Craig Rogers, David Seale; Dean Cullen, Ciarán McEvoy; Ronan McEvoy, Conor Boyle, Jason Maher; Ricky Maher, Brian McCormack, Scott Lawless. Subs: John Kavanagh for Maher (ht), Conor Dunphy for R McEvoy (ht), Dean Lynch for Brian McCormack (42mins), Kevin Fitzpatrick for Bruno McCormack (50mins)Referee: Maurice Deegan (Stradbally)SEE ALSO – Laois football captain calls for supporters to back the team in Croke Park After a minute silence was observed by all, St Joseph’s were straight onto the attack and Brendan Hickey gave them an early lead.Portlaoise though were the better side for much of the first half and in a typical free-flowing handpassing move, Bruno McCormack set up Ricky Maher who raced through and rattled the roof of the net after eight minutes.Michael Keogh hit straight back for St Joseph’s but further points from McCormack and Conor Boyle had Portlaoise three clear by the midpoint of the half.Matty Campion reduced the arrears after he was picked out on the run by Tom Kelly but Bruno kept Portlaoise three ahead with his third of the game as we entered the closing stages of the half.However, it was here that St Joseph’s turned the game on its head. A brilliant diagonal ball from James Kelly picked out Hickey and he slipped the ball beyond the advancing Richard Downey.This levelled the game but a late Matty Campion free sent St Joseph’s in at the half time break with a 1-5 to 1-4 lead.And this finish to the half seemed to spur St Joseph’s on as they were completely rejuvenated on the resumption of play and pinned Portlaoise in their own half for long periods.It was here that Kelly came into his own as he won kick-out after kick-out and set several attacks – but St Joseph’s were wasteful and despite dominating possession, they failed to score until the 15th minute of the second half.But luckily for them, it would take Portlaoise eleven minutes longer to register what would turn out to be their only score of the second period.Matty Campion finally ended the scoreless period and St Joseph’s almost had a second goal when Kelly released Michael Keogh but his shot was brilliantly saved by Downey who then got up and denied Brendan Hickey on the rebound.Keogh did raise a white flag moments later and while Ricky Maher did the same for Portlaoise with four minutes to play, there was time for a big finish for Joseph’s.Keogh notched his third point but that goal continued to elude him as Downey once again denied him from point blank range by tapping his shot onto the bar – however, this time Brendan Hickey was able to palm home his second goal of the evening.And fittingly, the final point of the game came the way of Tom Kelly when he caught a kick out and played a one-two with substitute Cian Maher before fisting it over the bar to seal a seven point win.SCORERS – St Joseph’s: Brendan Hickey 2-1, Matty Campion 0-4 (one free), Michael Keogh 0-3, Tom Kelly 0-1 Portlaoise: Ricky Maher 1-1, Brian McCormack 0-3 (one free), Conor Boyle 0-1 WhatsApp Community Previous articleIn Pictures: Killeshin Hotel host a creative fun afternoon for kidsNext articleAll of this weekend’s CCFL soccer fixtures 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. Tom Kelly was in some form tonight St Joseph’s 2-9 Portlaoise 1-5Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1AAfter leading the St Joseph’s juniors to championship glory last year, Tom Kelly played his first senior match in eight years tonight and was immense.Lining out at wing forward, Kelly was everywhere and after missing so long following a serious neck injury sustained in 2010, it looked as if he had never been away.This was also the first senior game for St Joseph’s since the sad passing of Liam Kealy and this victory was certainly a fitting way to remember him as it was built on hard work and endeavor in what was a dreadful night for football. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Rugby Pinterestlast_img read more

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first_img Related news Leah Golob Gopaul is CETFA’s third chairman since the association’s formation in late 2011. He follows Atul Tiwari, managing director of Toronto-based Vanguard Investments Canada Inc., who was named to the position in June 2015, and Tuwari’s predecessor, Horward Atkinson, former president of Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc., the association announced in a news release. Gopaul will serve a two-year term in this position. “BMO was a founding member of CETFA and has played a pivotal role in shaping and expanding the association,” says Pat Dunwoody, executive director of CETFA. “I’m honoured to be selected as CETFA board chairman during a time when the [ETF] industry is growing rapidly,” adds Gopaul. “Looking ahead, it will be increasingly important for CETFA to continue to be an industry hub for thought leadership around ETFs. We need to keep raising awareness about the benefits and uses of ETFs and how they can complement and enhance portfolio construction.” CETFA also announced new members, including Franklin Templeton Investments Corp., Manulife Financial Corp. and Invesco Canada Ltd. CETFA currently consists of 46 members — including ETF providers, affiliates and portfolio managers — and represents more than 95% of the assets under management in ETFs in Canada. Photo copyright: rvlsoft/123RF New manager joins Fidelity NorthStar team IFIC names new chair The Canadian ETF Association (CETFA) has named Kevin Gopaul, head of BMO Global Asset Management, head of Quantitative Strategies and ETFs and chief investment officer Canada, as the new chairman of its board of directors. rvlsoft/123RF Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Canadian Exchange Traded Fund Association FSRA appoints new board member Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgLike its primary competitor Goldman Sachs, which also saw a massive profit increase, Morgan Stanley saw a surge of revenue in its core investment banking and trading operations.Investment banking revenues were up 46% from a year earlier, mostly due to higher equity underwriting fees. Morgan Stanley has a large business taking companies public, and several large tech firms went public in the last three months of the year. That was a boon for the firm’s underwriting business.Trading revenue rose 32%. The stock market steadily moved higher the second half of 2020, which resulted in the stock market hitting several highs along the way. Bond trading revenues were also higher.Morgan Stanley’s wealth management arm, which the company grew over the last decade to help the firm find steadier sources of profits instead of the boom-bust cycle of markets, also had a strong quarter. Net revenues in the firm were up 24% from a year earlier. Wall street sign in New York with American flags and New York Stock Exchange background. kasto/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Morgan Stanley saw its fourth-quarter profits surge 48% from a year earlier, as the Wall Street bank benefited from the market’s upward swing and investors’ jubilation for tech stocks and IPOs late last year.The New York–based firm posted a profit of $3.39 billion, or $1.81 a share, up from $2.31 billion, or $1.30 a share, in the same period a year earlier. The results were significantly better than the $1.30-per-share profit that analysts had expected, according to FactSet. (All figures are in U.S. dollars.) Ken SweetAssociated Press Keywords Banking industry,  U.S.,  EarningsCompanies Morgan Stanley Related news Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Health, Horace Dalley has said that the establishment of an interim governing body for independent scientific advice on food safety was crucial.This he said was in light of global concerns regarding food safety, particularly in the tourism sector.Mr. Dalley, who was speaking at the launch of the Food Advisory Committee (FAC) at the Ministry of Health’s King Street offices on (Oct. 18) said, “the most important thing in my mind is to get the information out to the public as to how it is that we have to protect ourselves in terms of food safety”.He said this was crucial because of the country’s dependence on tourism and the fact that food was a main feature of this industry. Citing the recent case of spinach food poisoning in the United States, and how expeditiously the authorities had addressed the matter, Mr. Dalley said the Health Ministry was working to avoid any such situation in Jamaica by implementing safeguard measures.The FAC, which is governed by the Food Safety Act, includes representatives from the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Lands and the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, as well as the Jamaica Agricultural Society, with legal support from the Attorney General’s office.In delivering his charge to the Committee of more than 20 members, the Health Minister emphasised that the terms of reference, which will guide the decisions of the Committee, should not be exhaustive.“Whatever you think is important to protect our citizens, put it forward, whether they are in the terms of reference or not. Don’t be straight-jacketed by what is written there. We here are very flexible, as one objective we have at the Ministry of Health is to protect the people of Jamaica,” he said.Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Sheila Campbell-Forrester acknowledged that “we must admit that new things are happening. In fact we are quite aware that we are in an age where genetic engineering for instance is a science that affects what we eat, and that we still do not have sufficient information where that is concerned”.Noting that the FAC’s role therefore, would go beyond food safety and “encapsulate the big picture”, she said the body would focus on “animal health, plant health, nutrition, so the scope of this committee is appropriate”.Dr. Campbell-Forrester said the FAC would be essential to government and private sector authorities with the scientific basis for policy and legislation. “We should also see policy as not only beginning with the Ministry of Health,” she said.The interim governing body, which will be chaired by former Executive Director of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Dr. Artnel Henry, will be in place for three years. RelatedFood Safety Governing Body Crucial – Dalley RelatedFood Safety Governing Body Crucial – Dalley Advertisementscenter_img RelatedFood Safety Governing Body Crucial – Dalley Food Safety Governing Body Crucial – Dalley UncategorizedOctober 19, 2006last_img read more

first_imgIndustry calls time on commercial tenant relief Victoria’s property sector is advocating against the extension of COVID-19 commercial tenant relief measures, currently due to expire on 31 December 2020.Property Council Victorian Interim Executive Director, Matthew Kandelaars, says that the measures were designed to help commercial tenants through an unprecedented crisis and are no longer required as we look towards the new year.“Victoria is on track to ‘COVID normal’, with restrictions being steadily lifted and the commercial properties returning to normal operations,” Mr Kandelaars said.“This new normal means a return towards normal trade and these blanket relief measures are no longer fit for purpose.”The Victorian Government’s Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme was established at the height of the COVID-19 crisis to alleviate financial hardship faced by commercial tenants. Amongst other protections, regulations impose a rent payment waiver or deferral in proportion to a commercial tenants’ reduction in turnover.Regulations which give the scheme effect have already been extended and are currently due to end on 31 December 2020.The Property Council says that further blanket exemptions should be replaced with targeted measures to support small businesses in particularly hard hit sectors.“Victorian landlords have provided billions of dollars of assistance to their tenants, both within and outside this scheme,” Mr Kandelaars said.“Commercial landlords remain the only sector of the business community that have been legally obligated to provide financial support to other businesses during the COVID period.”“Yesterday’s announcement from the Government of a clear return to office pathway gives certainty to many businesses about their operations in 2021.”“However, uncertainty will continue for mum and dad investors if commercial landlords are compelled into a third round of rent relief negotiations.”The Property Council is encouraging the Government to allow the scheme to conclude but to continue with the structures set up through the Victorian Small Business Commission to mediate and resolve disputes until all current disputes are resolved.A final decision on the future of scheme is expected imminently. /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:Australia, business, Commission, community, coronavirus, council, covid-19, crisis, Effect, future, Government, industry, property, Property Council of Australia, real estate, rent, Small Business, trade, Victorialast_img read more

first_imgGreat outdoors beckon as Queensland relaxes restrictions Minister for Health and Ambulance Services The Honourable Yvette D’AthQueenslanders will be able to hold unlimited private gatherings outdoors as authorities ease a raft of restrictions tomorrow.From 6am Thursday, 15 April, several restrictions will be relaxed, meaning masks will only be mandatory in certain settings and families can visit ill or elderly relatives in hospital or nursing homes as normal.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk thanked Queenslanders for their patience and cooperation throughout the pandemic.From 6am, Thursday, 15 April 2021:• Face masks will only be mandatory in airports and on planes. Masks will no longer be required in indoor spaces such as shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets or public transport or outdoors when you can’t physically distance, however masks will still be required in high risk settings such as hospitals and aged care facilities. /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:aged care, Australia, Elderly, face masks, Government, hospital, masks, nursing, nursing homes, Palaszczuk, pandemic, Premier, public transport, QLD, Queensland, Transport, visitlast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some $118.5 million has been set aside in the 2012/2013 Estimates of Expenditure to increase reading fluency and foundation mathematics skills in Grades One to Three at selected schools, as well as improve school performance and strengthen public/private partnership. During the fiscal year, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Jamaica Basic Education project, being implemented by the Ministry of Education, will train teachers of trainers (ToTs) in reading module four (effective strategies for teaching reading: comprehension part 2), and co-ordinate workshops to train resource teachers islandwide; and develop checklist for administrators to monitor the use of reading standards, and continue plans for the reading conference. It will also revise reading passages and field test comprehension questions for Early Reading Assessment Instrument (ERAI) and reformat Early Reading assessment Checklist (ERAC); and complete the development of technology modules 4 and 5, and complete the revision of technology modules one to three, and upload to project websites. Cluster workshops will also be conducted and ToTs in technology modules three to five visit schools to support technology resource teachers in conducting workshops on technology integration. Under the increased acquisition of foundation math skills component (Grades One to Three), an administration manual will be developed for the Early Mathematics Assessment Checklist (EMAC); a pilot test of the EMAC will be conducted and a first draft of Module Five completed. ToTs will also be trained in the delivery of this module. Items for the 2012 administration of Grades One and Two EMAI pilot will be written and tested, along with test booklets. As it relates to improved student performance, training workshops will be conducted to build the leadership capacity of principals and teachers and principal forums continued. The website will be monitored and principals encouraged to use this medium to collaborate and strengthen each other. Project stakeholders will meet with key Ministry officials to ensure agreement on strategies to support management effectiveness; and trainers of principals identified for each region. Up to January, sensitisation workshops were conducted in six regions; an online forum was developed, as well as reading standards for Grades One to Three; workshops conducted for ToTs in reading standards; training workshops held in reading and integrating reading and mathematics with technology; and training modules developed for Grades One to Three. Other achievements included: the strengthening of public-private partnership through the contracting of a tax consultant to identify mechanisms to clear tax barriers for donations from various sectors to the National Education Trust. Under the foundation mathematics skills component, project sensitisation sessions were held across all education regions; math standards were developed for Grades One to Three; administration of EMAI was organised and conducted, and the EMAI piloted in 25 schools; proficiency levels were established for Grades One, Two, and Three, and mastery levels for Grades One and Two; while training workshops were conducted in math and integrating math with technology. By Alphea Saunders, JIS Senior Reporter Related$118 Million Allocated to Advance Reading in Grades 1-3 Related$118 Million Allocated to Advance Reading in Grades 1-3 $118 Million Allocated to Advance Reading in Grades 1-3 EducationMay 15, 2012 Related$118 Million Allocated to Advance Reading in Grades 1-3 Advertisementslast_img read more