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James Langton Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter SEC names new top cop The outgoing chief of Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), Susan Wolburgh Jenah, is joining the board of her U.S. counterpart, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), as a public governor. Following its annual general meeting in Washington, DC, Thursday, FINRA announced that Wolburgh Jenah, president and CEO of IIROC until the end of October, has been appointed to its board, along with former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Elisse Walter, as the self-regulatory organization’s two new public governors. Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority OSC vice-chair’s position extended to 2022 “Elisse and Susan bring an extraordinary knowledge of securities regulation and a steadfast commitment to the interests of investors to FINRA,” said Richard Ketchum, FINRA’s chairman and CEO. Two industry governors were also elected to the FINRA board. Mark Cresap, president and owner of Cresap, Inc., has been tapped to represent small firms, and Gregory Fleming, president of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has been chosen to again represent large firms. This is Cresap’s first term on FINRA’s board, whereas Fleming has already served as a large firm governor for the past two years and was re-elected to a second term. FINRA is overseen by a 24-person board comprised of 14 public representatives, 10 industry governors, and the regulator’s CEO. Its governors are appointed or elected to three-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. OSC adds vice chair, commissioner Share this article and your comments with peers on social media
Advertisements Kingston High School Commended for Application of E-Learning Project UncategorizedJune 16, 2008 RelatedKingston High School Commended for Application of E-Learning Project RelatedKingston High School Commended for Application of E-Learning Project RelatedKingston High School Commended for Application of E-Learning Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Energy with oversight for Mining and Telecommunications, Clive Mullings, has commended Kingston High School for its practical application of the e-Learning project to the learning process, including incorporating the wider community in its use.In his address at the official handing over of a computer network system yesterday (June 12), at the Kingston High School, which was installed through the e-Learning project, Mr. Mullings said he was inspired by what he has witnessed at the school.He toured sections of the institution where the e-Learning technology is being utilized including the computer and chemistry laboratories; a numeracy and literacy enhancement centre; and a resource technology and learning centre.The Minister also observed a cosmetology class, under the Technical, Vocational, Educational and Training (TVET) Cosmetology Rationalization Programme and visited a mathematics class in progress that also utilized the technology.“Many times we roll out a policy and we are caught up with the idea. It is when you see it in action that you get true inspiration, and we are truly inspired today at Kingston High School,” the Minister stated.The project, which will be implemented in 186 learning institutions, utilizes information and communication technologies (ICT) to introduce new approaches to impart instruction, stimulate learning and consistently deliver quality education to students, while addressing some key constraints in the education system.The projected cost of the e-Learning project is US$50 million, which is being made available through the Universal Access Fund (UAF).The e-Learning Jamaica Company Limited (e-Ljam), an agency of the Ministry, manages the implementation of the project, with the Education Ministry providing policy guidance, standards, and quality assurance for material development and teacher training, as well as the provision of building infrastructure in schools. Dell Inc. is providing the computer systems.Kingston High was selected as one of the first institutions to benefit under the project. Minister Mullings praised principal of the school, Charles Reid, “for seeking to incorporate telecommunications in such a way beyond the pilot subjects, (English Language, Mathematics, Information Technology, Chemistry and Biology) but harnessing everything. What struck us is that you aren’t being selfish, you are opening up the facilities to the community after school hours.”Mr. Charles, in his remarks, said the school is “privileged to have had a very well-equipped computer lab, which will certainly enhance and enrich the teaching and learning process in the school. The facilities will be used extensively in the numeracy and literacy upgrading programme in the school and the development of students towards Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).”Regional Sales Manager for the Caribbean at Dell Inc., Juan Francisco Aguilar, applauded the initiative of the government to utilize technology in schools, noting that Dell is “very committed” to this project.Dell will be installing computer systems in two to three schools per week and the process should be completed by next year. To date, Dell has installed more than 600 computers in nine schools throughout the country.In addition, all project institutions have already received audio-visual equipment supplied by Illuminat, which delivers integrated conventional education and e-learning technology solutions to educational institutions.
RelatedOne billion people saw something good about Jamaica, build on this – Sandrea Falconer Advertisements RelatedOne billion people saw something good about Jamaica, build on this – Sandrea Falconer RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History One billion people saw something good about Jamaica, build on this – Sandrea Falconer InformationAugust 30, 2012 Contact: Communications Unit-OPM Tel: 926-0244 Fax: 920-4684 Email: [email protected] FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minster with responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, urged public relations practitioners to build on the positive images of Jamaica that were broadcast across the world during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Breaking news on the media coverage achieved, Minister Falconer said, “Preliminary information on the USA, Canada and Latin America Markets point to some amazing media coverage that we just could not begin to quantify in dollar terms. Jamaica House O2 Coverage between May to August in terms of Circulation and Audience Reach is estimated at 258 million. General Olympic Coverage between August 1 and August 13 in terms of Circulation and Audience reach is estimated at over 770 million. Total overall reach 1.035 billion people worldwide who heard something positive about Jamaica.” Speaking yesterday (August 28) at the General Meeting of the PRSJ in Kingston, Minister Falconer said that the country’s communicators had a unique opportunity to capitalize on the awareness of Jamaica and said that she would shortly be inviting public and private sector PR practitioners to Jamaica House as a way to prepare for upcoming international initiatives, and also to build internal communications. “We need the skills and expertise of all of the nation’s communicators….My central message to you therefore, as the Public Relations Society, is that there is a seminal role for you to play in Jamaica’s journey into its next 50 years and beyond. I challenge you to become bolder in your expressions. Let your voices and opinions be heard as part and parcel of the process of the development of our society. It is no longer enough for communications people to remain in the background and be the ‘moving hand’ in the shadow of your organisation,” Minister Falconer said. The Minister said that a joined-up government approach had been used to create the Jamaica House platform in London which created an enabling environment for entrepreneurs, international dealmakers, tourism interests and other persons wanting to do business in Jamaica.
AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Government assistance in light of collapse of disposable income – Doherty WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – May 22, 2020 Previous articleWind warning in place as strong winds hit DonegalNext articleNPHET meeting to consider easing Covid-19 restrictions for under 18s News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford A Donegal TD says it’s vital that income supports are maintained, and businesses are given every assistance possible to reopen their doors.Deputy Pearse Doherty was speaking after a survey this week found that disposable income collapsed by 25% in April, with a sharp drop in spending for 2020.Deputy Doherty says reducing or removing income supports will further reduce disposable income and spending, and make recovery even harder for SMEs.He says the government has a responsibility to do the right thing:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/pearsincome.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
The proposed P3 network and the reaction from an extended G6 grouping are increasingly forcing non-aligned carriers such as Zim, and even the newly-enlarged CKYHE alliance, into a backs-to-the-wall strategy to compete and survive.As expected, the G6 was yesterday given the green light for its expansion into the US trades by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).Although smaller than the P3, the G6 has the advantage that it will be in a position to start its revised service pattern in the second quarter, while its rival must wait for Chinese approval before its planned launch in the second half of the year.Meanwhile, there is no further news on the progress of negotiations on United Arab Shipping Company joining the CKYHE – an attractive proposition for this alliance, given UASC’s orderbook of 18,000teu “LNG-ready” ships, although the line’s chief executive, Jorn Hinge, has made no secret that it will play hard-to-get in the alliance beauty contest. By Mike Wackett 03/04/2014 However, debt-ravaged Zim is unlikely to fulfill its wish to join an alliance while its financial restructuring continues. It has fallen into retrenchment mode and is reportedly set to terminate its Asia Europe Express (AEX1 ) service in April, which it operates on a vessel sharing basis with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) on a 10-vessel loop.But according to CSCL’s AEX1 itinerary, Zim currently contributes only one vessel to the loop, the 10,062teu Zim Rotterdam, which is scheduled to discharge and load in Antwerp, the final north European port on the service, on 1- 2 May.A source close to the operation told The Loadstar he was not sure what would happen thereafter, but expected the vessel to be replaced by a CSCL ship in Asia towards the end of May.Zim’s departure would leave CSCL operating the AEX1 on its own, and given the line’s $400m net loss in 2013, its political masters in Beijing will be feeling increasingly uncomfortable against the pessimistic outlook for supply and demand, and freight rates.There has been little public development since the two state-owned shipping groups, CSCL and Cosco, signed a “strategic co-operation agreement” on 13 February. This was open to interpretation and may have been drafted more to appease Beijing, with little commitment to actual consolidation.However, with Cosco in 2013 avoiding a third consecutive year of losses, and thus an embarrassing delisting from the Shanghai stock exchange, Beijing may now be obliged to force the issue.Moreover, CSCL’s rumoured joining of the CKYHE alliance would only go a part way to improving the carrier’s unit cost base; while a merger with its compatriot could allow the combined entity automatic CKYHE membership and would be a win-win for Beijing and the members of the alliance.The emergence of the P3 alliance, incorporating the three biggest container lines in the world, is proving a game-changer, set to trigger arguably the biggest shake-up and rationalisation in container liner shipping in the industry’s 50-year history.
2 years ago Well that’s hugely irritating as someone who owns all the previous seasons on steam. 2 years ago That is disappointing, I hadn’t picked up the Windows Store version yet, so that set will go unfulfilled ;(But at least they’re doing it right for the people who’ve already paid. I hope WB will do the same for a concluding Batman chapter, but I won’t hold my breath. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyHugo Trepanier Senior Game Designer, Ludia2 years ago That’s fine, as long as they make importing previous saves possible as before. I played the first two seasons on Xbox 360, then migrated to Steam for season 3 through their clunky but functional process. I guess I’ll migrate again to Epic for the final [email protected], I believe you should be able to import your Windows 10 story decisions to the Epic store version as well (though without achievements, if that is a consideration for you). 2 years ago @Hugo Trepanier: I already have it on Xbox, so yes achievements were the only consideration. I just have the Win10 of the rest of it, so now it’s an OCD issue for the most part ;)Either way, it’s very nice to see the bending over backwards to make sure the story is finished. I assume the Epic exclusivity is part of what made this financially viable for them. Maybe there’s a limit on it, and I’ll complete the set eventually. I’d it never happens, I’ll deal. I gave up on getting a third chapter of Bone about a decade ago 😉 Telltale’s The Walking Dead to conclude final season on Epic Games StoreThose who purchased full season on other PC platforms will still receive remaining episodes on those platformsRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterThursday 20th December 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe Epic Games Store has claimed another game. Skybound Games announced today that its conclusion to Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be published on the Epic Games Store on PC, despite the first two episodes already releasing on Steam.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games In an official blog post today, Skybound announced that the third episode, which is set for a January 15 release date, will be available through Epic alongside previous episodes of the season on the same day. The fourth and final episode will follow at an as-yet-unannounced date.Those who have already purchased the final season in its entirety on another PC platform will receive the final two episodes when they release on the platform they purchased them on, but all future purchases of any episodes or the full season pass will be exclusive to the Epic Store on PC.”The team at Epic owns a major chapter in the history of the game industry,” said Skybound president of interactive Dan Murray and CEO Ian Howe in a prepared joint-statement. “We’re excited to work together on their latest transformative event with the launch of the Epic Games Store. Epic stepped up to the plate immediately to work with us in order to bring the original team back together and ensure fans will receive the completed season of ‘Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season.'”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 3 hours agoUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 6 hours agoLatest comments (4)Jeff Kleist Writer, Marketing, Licensing 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyShow all comments (4)Jeff Kleist Writer, Marketing, Licensing 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyIan Jarvis artist
Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Barbara Daley, well-known in equestrian circles for her involvement as a marketing and communications expert in the horse industry in Canada, lost her right leg in a motorcycle accident on Canada Day near Stony Plain, AB.Previously based in Aurora, ON, Daley had moved out to Alberta in 2011. She was riding her motorbike when she collided with a trailer being pulled by another vehicle. The horseback riding and yoga enthusiast was airlifted to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton where she has been since July 1, recovering from two surgeries to amputate her right leg. Other injuries include a fractured pelvis and vertebra. Daley had earned her motorcycle licence last year; ironically, July 1 marked the beginning of Alberta’s Motorcycle Safety Month.Daley has served many roles over the years, including as senior manager of operations and marketing at KingRidge Stables in King City, ON, and as marketing chair of the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Assoc., being named their 2007 Volunteer of the Year. Through her Equine Concepts marketing and communication company, Daley worked with Equine Canada on a number of initiatives and was part of the EC trade mission to China in 2011 to examine the rapidly-growing horse industry there, later penning an account for Horse Sport entitled “China’s Era of the Horse.”A crowdfunding page has been set up by Bonnie Daley to help Barb with medical and other expenses during her recovery ‒ it can be accessed here. Tags: Barbara Daley, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* SIGN UP
AmyKerk/iStock(NEW YORK) — An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.These figures were released Tuesday by attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm regularly represents victims of sexual abuse and has been involved in numerous clerical sexual abuse cases.The new testimony was entered into the court record as part of a January trial about child sex abuse at a Minnesota children’s theater company.One of the expert witnesses who testified was Dr. Janet Warren, who is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia’s medical school.Warren testified that she has been “on private contract” with the Boy Scouts of America for the past five years, evaluating its handling of sexual abuse within the organization from 1944 through 2016.Warren testified that she and her team worked with the group’s ineligible volunteer files, which have sometimes been referred to as perversion files.In her January court appearance, Warren said that she and her team have coded through all of those files, determining that there were “7,819 perpetrators who they believe were involved in sexually abusing a child.”“From reviewing all these files, we identified 12,254 victims,” Warren said.Anderson publicly released those numbers at a news conference in New York Tuesday, saying 130 of those perpetrators are in New York and could face legal repercussions. In August, the state’s Child Victims Act, passed earlier this year, will allow a one-year period for any and all claims of sexual abuse from any time period to be brought forth in spite of existing statutes of limitations.“The disclosure made by Dr. Janet Warren really sounded the alarm to us,” Anderson said.The Boy Scouts of America released a statement after the disclosure, expressing sympathy for the victims and noting the work the organization has done to protect children.“We care deeply about all victims of child abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. We believe victims, we support them, and we have paid for unlimited counseling by a provider of their choice,” the organization said in a statement to ABC News. “Nothing is more important than the safety and protection of children in Scouting and we are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to abuse innocent children.”The organization confirmed it has maintained the Volunteer Screening Database since the 1920s and “at no time have we ever knowingly allowed a perpetrator to work with youth, and we mandate that all leaders, volunteers and staff members nationwide immediately report any abuse allegation to law enforcement.”In the statement, officials also confirmed that Warren has worked with the Boy Scouts of America since 2013 to conduct ongoing research about the database and provide recommendations for improvement.The existence of the abuse database is not new but the scope of the abuse is. In 2012, more than 14,000 pages of documents relating to abuse by 1,247 scout leaders was released in connection to a case in Oregon. That same year, The Los Angeles Times created a database detailing about 5,000 men and a small number of women tied to the Boy Scouts who were expelled in connection to sexual abuse.Warren’s number shows a significant jump in that number and Anderson is calling for the Boy Scouts of America to make the list public.“This is information that the Boy Scouts has and has had for several years… [and is still] keeping secret today,” Anderson said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.