Share This could include meetings set up by a broker between a fund manager and a corporate. But CAG’s study found that fund managers are mostly not willing to pay for this service.It also revealed confusion across the market as to how the rule will operate, with half of the respondents to CAG’s survey unsure whether an exemption might apply in some circumstances where the broker is simply co-ordinating meetings.“UK companies risk being shut out of the market by confusion around Mifid II,” said CAG’s Scott Fulton. “Our research shows that fund managers are not clear on whether they can use stockbrokers to arrange meetings without payment. This uncertainty may reduce the communication between investors and UK companies.”According to Edison Investment Research’s Neil Shah, the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has attempted to give guidance on this point. A normal post-results “roadshow”, where a broker lines up meetings for a corporate in a concentrated period with interested fund managers, will not constitute an inducement. But anything involving more logistics and effort on the broker’s part must be paid for by the fund manager.“If an asset manager is taking roadshows out of the normal post-results period, you need to pay for those separately as if it’s a concierge service because that’s what is being provided,” Shah said. He added that in most cases the payment will be a tiny amount, such as $100 (£76).“The final thing the Esma guidance says to asset managers is that the easiest way not to fall foul of the inducement rule is to contact the management teams directly. That’s what a lot of people are doing,” Shah added. Tuesday 14 November 2017 10:05 am whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNortheastern State University Online MbaAccredited Online MBA Programs For Working Professionals. Check Options !Northeastern State University Online MbaEnanow12 Make-up Mistakes You Should Stop DoingEnanowEveryday WellnessWhat Happens To Your Body When You Eat Two Bananas A DayEveryday WellnessBeach RaiderGoodbye H&M? Every Single Store Closing in 2021Beach RaiderHistory DailyChilling Vintage Photos Reveal An Unseen Side Of History History DailyInformed UseScottsdale: These Retirement Villages May Surprise YouInformed UseSpirits UnearthSpirits UnearthSpirits UnearthRich Houses20 Kissing Scenes That Were Never Supposed to HappenRich HousesPacific West Tree ServiceCheap Tree Trimming Services in ScottsdalePacific West Tree Service Lucy White UK fund managers not willing to pay brokers for corporate access post-Mifid II whatsapp UK fund managers are not willing to pay brokers to set up corporate meetings when new EU rules come into force next year, a survey from Capital Access Group (CAG) has found.From January, the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) – a piece of regulation designed to increase transparency across all asset classes – will prevent fund managers receiving any free extra service from a broker which could be seen as an inducement to trade. read more

first_img The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stepped up its efforts to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, calling on airlines to consider the commercial implications if nothing is done to stem the $19bn-a year-industry.Gordon Wright, head of cargo border management, said the fourth-largest transnational illegal trade had become a priority for the association after it had got significantly worse in the past 18 months.“The increase in trade has become severe, with governments worldwide taking it far more seriously,” said Mr Wright. “Last year it was just behind drugs, counterfeiting and people-smuggling in terms of illegal trade.”For example, Mr Wright said, the number of rhino poached a year in South Africa had risen almost a hundred-fold since 2007, with more than 1,100 killed in 2015, while poaching now claims the lives of approximately 30,000 African elephants every year. By Alexander Whiteman 12/12/2016 “The methods used are also changing, with poachers poisoning elephant water sources, dramatically increasing the number killed,” added Mr Wright. “If left unaddressed, this could result in the extinction of iconic animals.”In recent years, two sub-species of rhino – the western black in Cameroon and the Indochinese Javan in Vietnam – became extinct, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. And the northern white rhino is on the cusp of extinction, its numbers cut from thousands to just three, two females and a male, none of which have any capacity to reproduce.Mr Wright said that for airlines it was more than a moral issue, and they needed to additionally address it from a commercial angle.“Airlines fly people to areas to see these species; if they are all killed there will be nothing to see and tourism could begin to dry up.”While rhino and elephants grab the headlines, Mr Wright said it was the lesser-known pangolin – a scaly anteater – that had gained the unwelcome distinction of becoming the most trafficked animal on the planet, aided by their ease of harvest.“When under threat, pangolins offer no resistance and simply curl into a ball, which makes them easy to pick up,” he continued. “They are then killed and turned into bags and belts.”Mr Wright declined to single out countries as the biggest culprits in the trafficking of animals and animal products, preferring to say it was a global issue that needed to be addressed not just by individual nations but by the world.“We need to dramatically increase our efforts to curb this issue – seizures currently account for just 10% of the trade in trafficked animals,” said Mr Wright.As part of its own efforts, last month IATA launched its Airport Wildlife Tracking Assessment tool with a pilot at Maputo International Airport before being further rolled out to Hanoi.Developed in partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO) with support from the USAID ROUTES Partnership, Mr Wright said five more airports had already been added to the assessment list, with plans for a complete global rollout in 2017.“We look at airport security, staff awareness – both in cargo and passenger operations – and reporting mechanisms,” said Mr Wright. “Do staff know how to keep a crime scene clean? Are there the legal systems in place for prosecuting those caught – a lot of countries don’t prosecute as the animal or product is going out of country.“We are not out, though, to name and shame airports.”Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and chief executive, believes the illegal trafficking of wildlife products, including many iconic and endangered species, is an issue the aviation industry takes very seriously.“It will take a team effort to combat this deplorable trade,” he said.center_img © Tom Dowd | Dreamstime.com – Poachers camp in Africalast_img read more

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDavis stated there have been issues for at least two years, and they will have an inspection on December 14. If the complex doesn’t pass, people in 29 units will need to relocate.Sawyer wants the Fort Myers Housing Authority to give them more time to complete the repairs.Davis explained, they won’t get an extension because of how long these issues have been a problem. She added they already had previous inspections to make the changes. Dealer found guilty for selling drugs in Fort Myers June 17, 2021 WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. – People receiving federal funding to help pay for their rent at Sunrise Towers could be forced to move.The Executive Director for the Fort Myers Housing Authority, Marcia Davis, stated the complex doesn’t meet federal code safety standards.The lawyer representing the landlord, Sawyer Smith with Wilbur Smith Law Firm, said they are addressing the code violations.Smith explained construction crews are repairing the roof, parking lot, and security system. Thief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 FMPD surrounds home after shooting June 12, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Fort MyersSunrise Towers 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 commentsDC 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 commentslast_img read more

first_img Study: Racial diversity stagnated on U.S. corporate boards On a global scale, there is now more than US$100 billion invested in ETFs and ETPs that focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, according to statistics from London-based research firm ETFGI.Total assets invested by the end of July reached US$101 billion, up 14.7% from the US$88 billion invested in ESG products at the end of June. Related news Global insurers’ focus on ESG will impact energy sector: report Catastrophe bond market gains momentum ESG products saw net inflows of US$6.76 billion last month, “bringing year-to-date net inflows to a record US$38.78 billion” — already eclipsing the US$26.71 billion that ESG products gathered in all of 2019, ETGFI reported.ESG products domiciled in Europe led the way, accounting for 51.6% of overall assets. U.S.-domiciled funds came second at 40.1%.ETFGI noted “the number and diversity of [ESG] products have increased steadily.” Around the globe, there were nearly 400 products at the end of July with more than 1,000 listings from 92 fund providers in 25 countries.The research firm added that confusion persists “around what constitutes an ESG fund.” ETFGI said it uses a classification system that organizes products into categories, “including core ESG products and theme-based groups, such as Clean/Alternative Energies and Gender Diversity.”Earlier this month, ETFGI reported that total assets invested in ETFs and ETPs reached a record US$6.66 trillion in July. IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords ETF,  Investment funds,  ESG 123RFlast_img read more

first_img$50 Million Contract Awarded for Improvement Works at May Pen Hospital UncategorizedNovember 15, 2007 Related$50 Million Contract Awarded for Improvement Works at May Pen Hospital Related$50 Million Contract Awarded for Improvement Works at May Pen Hospital FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The government has awarded a $50 million contract to Building Innovations Limited to undertake improvement works at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon.Minister of Health and Environment, Ruddy Spencer and Chief Executive Officer of Building Innovations, Ferdinand Sappleton, on (Nov.14) signed the contract for the works at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston.Minister Spencer said that the project, which will begin next week, will include structural works, as well as rectifying defects to the roofing of the administrative block and the male medical ward.He warned the contractor to ensure that the project stays within budget and stated deadlines or “your name won’t be on any list to receive any contract from this Ministry.”“I expect that the work will be done within the time. I expect that there won’t be any overrun. I expect the person in charge of the Ministry’s projects .to be like a hawk on this job. Insofar as the Ministry of Health is concerned, we’re going to ensure that projects undertaken by the Ministry comes in within budget and on time,” he emphasized.In the meantime, Member of Parliament for Clarendon Central, Michael Henry said the project was “long overdue”, and pledged to continue to lobby for further improvements to the hospital.Senior Medical Officer for the May Pen Hospital, Dr. Winston Dawes, stated that the repairs to the hospital “will go a long way towards alleviating the problems which the hospital has faced in the last few years.”center_img Related$50 Million Contract Awarded for Improvement Works at May Pen Hospital Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgPop-up outdoor dining support extended An innovative pop-up outdoor dining program backed by the Victorian Government and Cardinia Shire Council is set to be extended with expressions of interest now open for businesses to apply for a freeParklets are a temporary, pop-up outdoor dining areas designed to quickly bring additional outdoor dining space to the streets of Cardinia.The early seeds of success were sown over summer with Cardinia Shire Council’s trial parklet program launching in Pakenham.“While COVID-19 has presented plenty of challenges, it’s also been a time where we’ve had to think outside the box and react quickly to the changing environment. We trialled the parklet concept over summer in Pakenham and we’re now on the lookout for new restaurants, cafes and bars across the shire that would love to host a parklet from March onwards,” explained Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councillor Brett Owen.Cardinia Shire Councillor and COVID-19 Community Recovery Committee Chair, Councillor Tammy Radford says al fresco dining had proven particularly popular with locals over the summer months giving venues a welcome boost as the community sought to get out and support local businesses.“Outdoor dining certainly brought a buzz to the streets of the shire following a tough year. It’s great to see the community embrace Cardinia venues and show them some much needed love,” said Cr Radford. Eligible businesses are encouraged to visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/autumnparkletprogram /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:Cardinia, Cardinia Shire Council, community, council, covid-19, environment, Government, local council, love, Owen, space, trial, Victoria, visitlast_img read more

first_imgHONOLULU – Attention to detail. Expertise. Focus. Intensity. Padraig Harrington was, as expected, named 2020 European Ryder Cup captain. And those who have played with the Irishman had, as expected, no shortage of adjectives to describe Europe’s new skipper. “You would assume his attention to detail would be flawless because that’s just the way Padraig is with his own golf game,” said Paul Casey, a member of last year’s winning European team in Paris. “I’ve never met anybody that seems to be on this quest to find this secret to golf.” When asked to describe what kind of captain Harrington might be, Ian Poulter, the heart and soul of the European team since 2004, rattled off a verbal resume that could double as a blueprint for a modern captain. “He’s been vice captain, he has an abundance of experience, very thoughtful guy who would do a great job,” Poulter said. “He’s vocal and has plenty to say. He’s opinionated. From the time I’ve spent with him in a team room he’s always listened and that’s a great thing.” Your browser does not support iframes. But a shortage of qualified captains has never been Europe’s issue when it comes to the biennial slugfest. With few exceptions in recent years, Europe’s selections have all been tap-ins. From last year’s skipper Thomas Bjorn to 2004 frontman Bernhard Langer, Europe’s captains have all been liked, respected and experienced. But if that’s the secret sauce, how does one explain Jim Furyk, last year’s captain for the U.S. who is equally liked, respected and experienced? The question remains: What makes a good captain? “I’m not going to give away any secrets,” Casey said with a coy smile. But even without access to Europe’s playbook there is a lesson to be learned from last year’s matches, which Europe won by a touchdown, and how Bjorn turned what many considered to be the underdog side into an unstoppable force. In many ways, the Dane’s tenure is something of a glimpse inside the European team room. Although Bjorn was a player favorite from the moment he was named captain, he didn’t exactly fit the modern mold. “Thomas can be a little rough around the edges at times, we’ve seen that, but going into this Ryder Cup he was about being there for this team,” said Luke Donald, one of Bjorn’s vice captains last year in Paris. “He was a little more approachable, a little bit smoother. He was friendly and good to be around and brought good atmosphere to the team room.” Put another way, Bjorn was exactly what that particular team needed. Given an embarrassment of riches that included a healthy mix of veterans and newcomers, Bjorn went with a light touch, opting to let his veterans and vice captains deal with the minutiae and instead keeping his focus on the big picture and providing the occasional outlet (having the winning score tattooed on his rear being the ultimate example of this). “Thomas was the best captain I’ve played for, and that’s pretty high praise,” Casey said. “I’ve known Thomas for years and I’m very good friends with Thomas, but the way he plays golf and his personality on the golf course I’m not sure I could have predicted how good he was going to be as a captain.” Casey called Bjorn’s captaining style “organic,” a byproduct of his team more then the total sum of his experience and personality. It’s a notion that will likely dictate how Harrington, who has played on six European teams, will embrace his turn at the helm. Your browser does not support iframes. The most often-used portrayal of Harrington stems from his relentless pursuit of golf’s answers. Even after winning multiple major championships he forged a reputation for his relentless practice routines and unique training aids. In theory, this attention to detail would be a perfect fit for a job that demands a high understanding of the mundane. “He’s very analytical, he’s a deep thinker. He’s served as vice captain enough now that he knows what his captaincy style is going to be like but the players will also know what their interactions are going to be with him,” Rory McIlroy said. “It’s a great move especially as a European captain playing in the United States, it’s hard not to like Padraig Harrington and he’s played well in America before.” But as Donald learned last year in his first turn as a vice captain, leading a team is more about the individual personalities than the collective. “You can over-captain a brilliant team, but if the team isn’t quite there or is struggling and needs some motivation then that’s the time a captain can really show his skills. Thomas’ only danger was over-captaining and he didn’t do it,” Casey said. “It’s why he was so good.” By all accounts Harrington was the obvious choice – thoughtful, thorough, driven – but if Europe’s secrets have shown anything it’s that a captain, at least a successful captain, adjusts his style to the team he has, not the group he wishes he had.last_img read more

first_imgEvolution Finally, an Origin-of-Life Scientist Debates Skeptic James TourDavid KlinghofferMarch 23, 2020, 1:35 PM Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide David KlinghofferSenior Fellow and Editor, Evolution NewsDavid Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.Follow DavidProfileTwitter Share Justin Brierley is a very thoughtful radio and video debate host in the U.K. His program, Unbelievable?, recently hosted a conversation on the origin of life that included University of Glasgow chemist Lee Cronin. As Brierley reports, he was flooded with requests afterward for a rematch, this time with skeptical synthetic organic chemist James Tour at Rice University.Readers of Evolution News will be familiar with Tour, who spoke last year at Discovery Institute’s Dallas Conference on Science & Faith and who contributed a chapter to the new updated and expanded book from Discovery Institute Press, The Mystery of Life’s Origin: The Continuing Controversy. Now Brierley has brought together Tour and Cronin for a debate that is substantive, combative, and enlightening: A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Recommendedcenter_img Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man TagsbiologycourageDallas Conference on Science & FaithDiscovery Institute PressEvolution NewsideologyJames TourJustin BrierleyLee Croninnarrativeorigin of lifeRice UniversityskepticismThe Mystery of Life’s OriginUnbelievable,Trending Professor Tour corrects some mischaracterizations of his thought in the last program, and one wild oversimplification of the origin of life, as it is taught in high school, to which Cronin seemed to give a stamp of approval. Tour describes attempting to “track” Cronin’s discussion, watching the earlier debate four times over, and asking Cronin for additional information. Tour has a way with vivid images:I was trying to track with him and then when he said there’s a paper on this and he was kind enough to send me this paper, I with great enthusiasm went to that paper because I wanted to see. And you know, I feel like I was told this is gonna be the greatest show on earth and I went in there and there was an old poodle standing on his hind legs. I mean there was nothing. This is just an autocatalytic reaction.“Narrative” and “Ideology”?He does compliment Cronin for his courage, though. Most others have run from this debate. Professor Cronin is thefirst origin-of-life scientist willing to speak to me in a public forum. Others have spoken to me in private…and I think that is telling in and of itself. The community is avoiding me in the sense that they’ll avoid a discussion with me on the very topics in which they are publishing. And it’s not that I haven’t tried to speak with them.Cronin uses the words “narrative” and “ideology” to characterize Tour’s approach. But it seems to me that Cronin has that exactly backward. Questioning simplistic “narratives” about the origin of life and puncturing “ideology” on the subject are what Jim Tour is doing. When Tour gets done, the narrative we all learned in high school biology class is in shreds on the floor. It would be an educational experience to read his chapter in The Mystery of Life’s Origin and then consider this helpful conversation as a commentary about his scientific skepticism.If you missed Jim Tour’s presentation at the Dallas Conference in 2019, he was on fire. Find it here: Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharelast_img read more

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Part of Gweedore Sewerage Scheme now complete Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Irish Water has confirmed that as part of the Gweedore Sewerage Scheme, the main pressure collection network for the Demonstration Project has been completed.The awarding of the contract for the installation of the pods and associated works at individual properties is expected to progress early in the New Year.The initial Demonstration Project, which is currently underway, includes constructing a pressure sewer pipe network and installing pods at 40 properties.The collected wastewater will then be treated at the existing Údaras na Gaeltachta wastewater treatment plant which will be upgraded. The collection network will subsequently roll out to the wider area.The scheme will improve water quality in Gweedore Bay and local rivers and streams; provide better treatment of wastewater to protect the environment and ensure Gweedore is in compliance with Irish and European regulations.The US and Australian technologies being deployed in the Gweedore Sewerage Scheme has been recognised for its ‘innovation’ at this year’s 2019 National Procurement Awards ceremony.Currently, the main pressure connection network for the Demonstration Project serving over 40 properties has been completed and a contract is to be awarded for the installation of the pods and associated works at individual properties early in the new year. WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleRedundancy scheme for senior Gardaí expected to get approvalNext articleWheels in motion for Lifford Flood Relief Scheme News Highland By News Highland – December 17, 2019 Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

first_img Forgotten your password? Please click here (This post originally stated that APMM had acquired KK Group, while in fact the wind turbine supplier was purchased by the holding company owned by the Maersk family. An amended versions follows.)“On 3 June 2019, A.P. Møller ? Mærsk A/S (the company) announced first phase of a share buy-back programme (…). The share buy-back programme of up to DKK10bn is to be executed during a 15-month period beginning 4 June 2019. During the first phase of the programme … Premium subscriber LOGIN Reset Your Password New Premium subscriber REGISTER Password* LOGIN Reset By Alessandro Pasetti 12/07/2019 Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue << Go back Email* Email* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premiumlast_img read more