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Canadian Financials & Utilities Split Corp. to redeem shares

The redemption price payable by the fund for a Class A share on that date will be equal to the greater of the NAV per unit on that date minus the sum of $10.00 plus any accrued and unpaid distributions on the preferred shares, and nil. One unit means one preferred share and one Class A share. As at Dec. 31, 2011, the NAV per unit of the fund was estimated to be $15.33, which equates to $5.33 per Class A share and $10.00 per preferred share. The fund’s preferred shares and Class A shares are listed on the TSX under the symbols CFS.PR.A and CFS, respectively. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Digital Consumer Dividend Fund files IPO Keywords Closed-end fundsCompanies Connor Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd., Clark & Lunn Financial Group IE Staff Faircourt migrates two closed-end funds to NEO Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc. says Canadian Financials & Utilities Split Corp. will redeem its preferred shares and Class A shares as scheduled on January 31. The redemption price for a preferred share will be equal to the lesser of $10.00 plus any accrued and unpaid distributions in respect of the preferred shares, and the NAV of the fund on that date divided by the number of preferred shares then outstanding. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Europe Blue-Chip Dividend & Growth Fund confirms termination date read more

Canadians need help planning their retirement years

first_img Keywords Retirement Survey finds Canadians aren’t sure how much they’ll need for retirement Although an increasing number of Canadians are saving for retirement, most are still stressed about their post-employment savings and can use some assistance in developing a realistic idea of what their expenses will be during these years, according to the results of a study that Toronto-based Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. released on Monday. Specifically, the firm’s 2016 Retirement Income Strategies and Expectations survey found that 70% of Canadian pre-retirees are saving for retirement, an increase from 63% in 2015 and 60% in 2014. This rising trend is in contrast to the firm’s U.S. research, which found that 59% of pre-retirees in the U.S. have begun to save for retirement, down from 61% in 2015 and 65% in 2014. Earnings surge for Great-West Lifeco in Q4 Tessie Sanci Related news Snowbirds win legal battle to reinstate out-of-province medical coverage Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The research notes that Canadian pre-retirees who work with financial advisors are likely to make retirement planning a priority, as 91% who work with a financial professional have started to save for retirement compared with 52% of Canadians who have never worked with an advisor but are still saving for retirement. Another factor that may be contributing to Canadians’ willingness to save for retirement is their increased use of workplace savings programs. Approximately one-quarter (26%) of Canadians are saving for retirement by taking advantage of salary deduction programs, says Duane Green, managing director in Canada for Franklin Templeton, in a statement. This represents an increase from the 20% of pre-retiree Canadians who stated this to be the case in 2014. “However, despite this positive savings trend in Canada, we tend to see some recurring anxieties about retirement, both from our annual survey and anecdotally in our ongoing retirement discussions with individual Canadians,” Green adds. In fact, almost three-quarters (72%) of Canadians experience varying levels of stress when thinking about their retirement savings and investments. Among the 9% who report significant stress and anxiety, 76% don’t work with an advisor. Close to one-fifth (18%) report experiencing moderate stress and anxiety regarding their retirement investments, and 65% of those individuals do not work with an advisor. “Engaging professional investment advice can help alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty surrounding the prospect of retirement,” says Matthew Williams, head of defined contribution and retirement at Franklin Templeton, in the statement. “Creating a retirement plan can help Canadians gain confidence in their preparations for whatever type of retirement they envision — whether that is working part-time, volunteering or travelling,” he continues. See also: Realities of Retirement: Four tips for clients It seems Canadians can also use some assistance in preparing a realistic retirement budget. More than two-thirds (69%) of Canadian pre-retirees believe they will spend less in retirement, yet 43% of retirees say their expenses have increased since beginning their retirement. Advisors can play a part in helping Canadians formulate and implement a retirement plan that includes a budget, notes Williams. The results from this study come from an online survey 2,006 adult Canadians and 2,019 adult Americans. Orc International’s Caravan Omnibus Surveys conducted the surveys in Canada from Jan 4-18 on behalf of Franklin Templeton. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Haddad shows she doesn’t understand law

first_imgHaddad shows she doesn’t understand law Elise Archer,Attorney-GeneralIn another embarrassing gaffe for Labor, Shadow Attorney-General, Ella Haddad, has demonstrated she doesn’t actually understand the role the Attorney-General plays as First Law Officer of Tasmania.Cleary pressured by her union masters in question time today, Ms Haddad has embarrassed herself in, once again, failing to understand that it is critical the Government ensures Tasmania’s laws are interpreted appropriately.Our court system operates on the basis that a court will have two parties before it to put forward opposing views – this assists the court to determine the proper interpretation of the law.In cases such as this, where there is no proper party to put an opposing view, it falls to the Attorney-General to appear and fulfil that role as contradictor.In the case raised by Labor today, it was the Australian Workers Union who did not wish to be represented.The appeal to the Full Bench of the Supreme Court is a legal matter in relation to whether the Tasmanian Industrial Commission has jurisdiction to determine whether industrial matters (such as wages agreements) can cover former employees as well as current employees.This is an important principle to be determined as it has wide application to many previous wage agreements and would apply to many former employees – a potentially costly, administratively complex and unintended consequence of the Supreme Court decision.I would advise Ms Haddad to brush up on her knowledge of the law if she wants to be taken seriously as Shadow Attorney-General. /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, Australian, Commission, court, Employees, falls, Government, law, Supreme Court, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

US Professor Proposes Gender-Based Learning

first_imgRelatedUS Professor Proposes Gender-Based Learning US Professor Proposes Gender-Based Learning EducationMarch 18, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Professor at Temple University, in the United States-based Dr. James Davis, has proposed that schools look at gender-based learning in order to enhance academic achievement among boys.He said that schools that focus on the social, cognitive, gender and academic development of boys are more successful.“There are some things that we know about boys. their dispositions are not always the same as girls. What we need to do is focus on our pedagogy and make it more gender relevant and gender specific,” he told teachers at a workshop held yesterday (March 17) at Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville.The session was organised by the Mutual Building Societies Foundation (MBSF) as part of its Centres of Excellence programme.Giving some practical tips, which teachers could employ in the classroom, Dr. Davis suggested that class time should be broken up into smaller units, with structured and informed use of classroom technology and the Internet, and for the boys to design their learning plans with the aid of teachers and parents.He urged teachers to limit classroom rules whenever possible, allow time for movement and periodic breaks, and make literacy, mathematics and science more context-relevant and identity-specific.“Include social and global awareness in classes. Help boys to think and learn beyond themselves and their current environments. When appropriate, incorporate popular and youth-related cultural themes and encouraged them to read, write and think about important issues related to who they are, and what they experience in and out of school,” Dr. Davis said.Principal of Green Pond High in St. James, Michael Ellis, told JIS News that coming out of the session, the institution will be employing “a more robust effort to get the male students to be high achievers”.Teacher at Godfrey Stewart High in Westmoreland, Emily Ricketts, stated that the session was very helpful and “we gained new perspectives on how we can manipulate strategies, so that our boys can be more successful in what they do. As teachers, we have to get our boys to put to good use what we impart to them, and live up to our expectations of them,” she stated.Assistant Programme Manager for the MBSF, Dawn Sewell-Lawson, who made a presentation on the collection and use of data in the management process, stated that “monitoring and feedback is the single most effective strategy in getting children to do better in school”.“To have a student-centered approach in accountability at schools, we must have data, so we looked at how we can use data in our lesson planning, class room management, and improve students’ performance,” she stated.The $100 million Centre of Excellence project, launched in February 2008, targets non-traditional and upgraded high schools, and aims to establish and maintain an ethos of institutional excellence in all aspects of the schools’ academic, administrative and operational programmes and activities.The project is being implemented over a five-year period and during that time, the necessary support, infrastructure and equipment will be provided to the schools, to achieve the required outcomes.Seaforth in St. Thomas; McGrath in St. Catherine; Godfrey Stewart, Westmoreland; Green Pond, St. James; and Porus and Mile Gully high schools in Manchester are currently benefitting under the project. RelatedUS Professor Proposes Gender-Based Learningcenter_img Advertisements RelatedUS Professor Proposes Gender-Based Learninglast_img read more

SBA Communications secures utility tower deal

first_img Tags Diana Goovaerts Author Indosat nears deal to offload 4,000 towers Vantage augura nuevas fusiones y adquisiciones de torres en Europa AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore3 03 FEB 2021 Previous ArticleTencent threatens retaliation after ByteDance lawsuitNext ArticleLG Uplus reports Q4 loss on higher marketing costs Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more US mobile infrastructure company SBA Communications struck a $973 million tower licensing deal with California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), opening a path to install cell sites on utility infrastructure in the state.SBA Communications gains the right to lease out access to more than 700 of PG&E’s transmission towers to mobile operators, and includes the transfer of existing lease arrangements. It also secured the right to sub-licence and market equipment on an additional 28,000 towers, with PG&E set to receive a portion of revenue generated.Jeff Stoops, SBA Communications president and CEO, stated the transaction “adds a significant portfolio of high-quality, exclusive locations” to its macro tower sites.Infrastructure siting remains an ongoing challenge for US operators as 5G rollouts continue, despite efforts by regulators to cut red tape.Analysts at Wells Fargo Securities flagged the deal as noteworthy because “transmission towers historically are located in areas where zoning is more difficult for carriers”, while investment company Raymond James noted it offers SBA Communications an opportunity to address “difficult California markets with especially high barriers to entry”.The transaction is expected to close “early” this year. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Vodafone to net €2.3B as tower trading begins infrastructuretowers Related Home SBA Communications secures utility tower deallast_img read more

Two tied for lead in Austria; Jimenez three back

first_imgATZENBRUGG, Austria – England’s Adam Gee and Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg shot 5-under 67 to share a one-stroke lead on a windy and cloudy opening day of the Lyoness Open on Thursday. Starting on the back nine, Gee eagled the par-4 14th hole but bogeyed the 18th before carding three birdies on the front nine. Lundberg made six birdies and lost a stroke on the par-3 second. The Swede, who came through the European Tour Qualifying School for a third straight year, is looking for his first title since winning the Russian Open for a second time in 2008. Lundberg said he’s improved since working with new coach Neil Jordan: ”I am more solid from the tee onto the green. You have to be careful out there, and don’t take unnecessary chances.” The pair led a group of four which finished at 4 under, including Wales’ Rhys Davies, England’s Richard Finch and Mattew Baldwin, and American Berry Henson. Defending champion Joost Luiten from the Netherlands made three birdies in his opening four holes. Later, however, he struggled to hit the fairways and dropped to 1 over before finishing his round level par with his fourth birdie on the 17th. Miguel Angel Jimenez overcame three bogeys in the first eight holes to card a 2-under 70. The 50-year-old Spaniard, who resides in Vienna since marrying an Austrian in May, is seeking his third win of the season. Starting on the back nine, he bogeyed the par-4 11th and 17th and the par-3 14th but recovered with four birdies. ”It’s OK, it’s under par,” Jimenez said. ”It’s not easy because of the wind.” Former champions Jeev Milkha Singh of India, Kenneth Ferrie of England, and Bernd Wiesberger of Austria each shot a 71.last_img read more

Video takes Tiger’s tale to new depths

first_imgNearly three days after he was awakened on the side of the road by a Jupiter (Fla.) police officer, the second shoe dropped for Tiger Woods. Once the mugshot of a bleary-eyed Woods made the rounds on social media Monday morning, this was the next logical step: that there would be dashcam video of his arrest to corroborate and support the details released in the initial police report.  Video that would take statements and testimony and bring them to life, lending color and sound and visceral detail to the kind of snapshot in time that no one would ever look to volunteer to the world. It was difficult to watch, and it dropped an already sad tale to entirely new depths. Here was Woods, once a proud champion who put professional golf on his back for nearly two decades, barely able to stand without wobbling. Or follow various instructions, or display an understanding of where he physically was, or even utter a coherent sentence. This was a man who, while registering 0.000 on a Breathalyzer test, was clearly impaired. He should not have been behind the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes, and his statement hours later admitted as much. This was a mistake. But the fame and notoriety that took Woods to such unprecedented heights on the course also brings with it intensified scrutiny when the chips are down. And after this latest incident, Woods is down to the felt as he was during his sex scandal in 2009. But when Woods collided with that infamous fire hydrant at Isleworth, there was no video. There was no tape released of police officers asking him to recite the alphabet, or putting him in handcuffs while barefoot and barely able to keep his eyes open. That first incident played out in a vacuum, as Woods memorably offered no statement or explanation for weeks as the court of public opinion was tasked with filling the many gaps. The video released Wednesday by the Jupiter Police Department – footage that was eligible for a public records request, as are other similar incidents involving celebrities and non-celebrities alike – was jarring. But it will inevitably be relished by Woods’ detractors, those who have delighted in his downfall and who didn’t receive their pound of flesh in motion picture form eight years ago. Let’s be clear: this is not a moment worth relishing. This is a troubling glimpse, a terrifying snapshot of a man who had no business being behind the wheel of a car. But it’s also a man who should not be pilloried for making a mistake, even one that could have caused great harm to himself or others. Too often with athletes it is difficult to separate the player from the person. Woods was not a golfer while he failed to execute a number of field sobriety tests. This was not a 14-time major champ, or a player plotting a comeback to the PGA Tour. It wasn’t even the guy who just days before penned an optimistic injury update. This was Tiger Woods the man, an individual just as flawed as each person reading this, going through another regrettable and forgettable incident for all the world to see. It’s a man that Woods himself took great strides to shield from public view over the years, even before that infamous day in November 2009. The list of people who can speak confidently to Woods’ inner workings is decidedly short. But in light of this latest incident and capped by the release of his arrest video, those painstaking efforts have been largely nullified. Now when people search Woods’ name in the years to come, his major accolades and title-clinching putts will be interwoven with a clip of him unsuccessfully tying his shoe. The entire situation can be boiled down to a single word: sad. It’s sad that Woods was in that car, regardless of reason or destination. It’s sad that he decided to sit behind the wheel when he was decidedly impaired. It’s also sad that some will now hover over this latest video like vultures, picking away at it ad nauseam because, as Woods can personally attest, the internet never forgets. We did not have to see the extended cut of Woods’ arrest, to sit shotgun for every voyeuristic detail, to know this was a low point. It was an egregious error, one for which he took responsibility and asked forgiveness. But now that the video is out there, it’s a moment that we won’t soon forget – even if Woods eventually takes steps down a road of redemption. And that’s just sad.last_img read more

LYIT allocated 308 free places on Springboard Plus courses

first_img By News Highland – June 20, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Google+ WhatsApp LYIT allocated 308 free places on Springboard Plus courses Previous articleDonegal drug detections up in first quarter of 2020 – CSONext articleMan charged in connection to murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan News Highland Letterkenny Institute of Technology has been allocated 308 free places on Springboard Plus courses.The programme provides free higher education courses in areas of identified skills needs to unemployed people, those previously self-employed, and those returning to work.The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, has launched a new suite of courses under Springboard+ 2020.LYIT is delighted to receive the news that 308 free course places have been afforded to the Institute across various different disciplines.  Springboard+ provides free higher education courses in areas ofidentified skills needs to unemployed people, those previously self-employed, and those returning towork. Even those who are in employment can now avail of the Springboard+ initiative.For employed participants, NFQ Level 6 courses are free, whilst participants on NFQ Level 7 – 9 courses are required to contribute just 10% of the fee and the Government will fund the remainder.The courses approved at LYIT range from Certificate to Postgraduate Diplomas.  They include disciplines such as: Mainframe Technologies; conversion courses into Computing; Cloud Technology; Digital Healthcare; Cybersecurity; Data Centre Management; Contemporary SoftwareDevelopment; Emerging Information Technology; Culinary Skills; Food & Beverage Operations; Management & Leadership, User Experience Design and Applied Innovation.Speaking about the Springboard+ initiative, John Andy Bonar, Head of Development at LYIT, outlines, “We’re delighted to be able to make these 308 Springboard+ free places available to eligible participants. This brings to over 1,500 the number of free Springboard places made available byLYIT over the last 10 years with 90% of graduates successfully gaining employment as a result.”LYIT’s Springboard+ flexibly delivered programmes have been specially designed in association with regional employers to reflect skills and qualifications currently in demand in the North West region and nationally.This welcomed development also signals LYIT’s continuing support for creating Lifelong Learning opportunities for the community across the North West region.Dr. Nigel McKelvey is Head of Flexible and Online Learning at LYIT. He says the Springboard Plus programme is designed to meet needs in the jobs market.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.More information can be found at or Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

16 additional Covid-19 deaths in ROI with 270 new cases

first_imgWicklow<577.2110 Carlow<5130.074 Westmeath<5171.2152 Limerick17209.3408 Longford<5149.261 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest **Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 40 confirmed cases. The figure of 65,889 confirmed cases reflects this. Previous articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries on Tuesday November 10thNext articleInternational year finished for Feely and Muldoon News Highland Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 16 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, 14 occurred in November, 1 in October and 1 remains under investigation.There has been a total of 1,963* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Monday 9th November, the HPSC has been notified of 270 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 65,889** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today;                                                           123 are men / 147 are women56% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 42 years old82 in Dublin, 21 in Donegal, 18 in Roscommon, 17 in Limerick, 17 in Tipperary and the remaining 115 cases are spread across 20 other counties.As of 2pm today, 282 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 40 are in ICU. 21 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “The significant improvement in the profile of the disease is encouraging: the 14-day incidence of 152 cases per 100,000 is down by 51% compared to the previous two weeks.“To maintain this positive trajectory, we need to remain vigilant to the highly infectious nature of this virus, which can easily spread from person to person through close contact and by social mixing. Our individual everyday choices to stay at home and keep our contacts to a minimum are vital to driving down the spread of COVID-19.”The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community. Waterford11130.0151 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp WhatsApp Donegal21284.6453 Leitrim<537.412 CountyToday’s cases(to midnight 09NOV2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population(27OCT2020 to 09NOV2020)New Cases during last 14 days(27OCT2020 to 09NOV2020) *Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 1,963 deaths reflects this. ENDS// Offaly<5106.583 16 additional Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the Republic this evening, with 270 new cases identified. 21 of the new cases were in Donegal.Of the deaths reported today, 14 occurred in November, 1 in October and 1 remains under investigation.That brings the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 65,889, with 1,963 Covid related deaths.Donegal's incidence rate is now 284.6 per 100,000 people, compared to the national rate of 151.5. Donegal's rate is still the highest in the country. Dublin82162.62,191 Cork8159.9868 Pinterest Sligo<5152.6100 Roscommon18173.5112 Twitter Mayo<5147.9193 Kerry<5141.5209 Cavan6140.5107 IRELAND270151.57,212 Kilkenny8131.0130 By News Highland - November 10, 2020 Clare7132.1157 Monaghan<5125.477 Tipperary17124.1198 Kildare12116.0258 Wexford<568.1102 Facebook Homepage BannerNews Galway<5108.9281 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 09 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Meath14203.0396 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Facebook Louth12155.2200 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 16 additional Covid-19 deaths in ROI with 270 new cases Laois7152.3129last_img read more

N13 closed as emergency services deal with vehicle on fire

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – January 8, 2019 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The main Letterkenny to Derry Road is closed in both directions due to an incident at Manorcunningham.Gardai have confirmed that a vehicle caught fire a short time ago outside Magherabeg National School.Emergency services are currently at the scene.Motorists are advised to expect long delays as the road will remain closed for a number of hours.Gardai are asking people to avoid the area. Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday January 8thNext articleHousing Minister to visit Donegal on Friday News Highland Google+ N13 closed as emergency services deal with vehicle on firecenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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