Once Brexit is sorted, Theresa May has to go

first_img whatsapp Once Brexit is sorted, Theresa May has to go Christian May Tags: Trading Archive Sunday 17 March 2019 8:18 pm Could this be the week that unlocks Brexit? Despite twice having voted down Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement and despite having put on record its absolute opposition to a no-deal Brexit, parliament has failed to coalesce around an alternative proposal. A Norway-style deal, a second referendum, a general election and a significant extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process are all being talked about in Westminster but so far only the last of these options is shaping up to be viable.Unless May gets her deal through on a third vote before Thursday, she will go to the European Council to request an extension – burdened by the ignominy of begging for it without being able to articulate why it’s needed beyond the fact that the British parliament has ground its way into an intractable stalemate. Passing the deal on a third vote this week would avoid such a humiliation and would unlock the next stage of the process. Just as importantly, it would – under the right conditions – enable the country to move out of the permanent sense of crisis that has come to characterise the entire Brexit process. whatsapp Critics of the project may say that this state of affairs is an inevitable consequence, but while it’s true that many, many things could have been done differently, there’s little point now in arguing over how we got here when a way out of it is within our grasp. As the former chief executive of the Vote Leave campaign has said, May’s deal is now the only path viable path to Brexit and to the years of hard work and opportunity that should follow.With a deal concluded, May should stand aside. Some have suggested that this could be the final inducement she has to offer her MPs in a bid to get her deal passed, but while this may be true the case for a new Prime Minister goes beyond political horse-trading. The country needs to feel – and know – that this torturous process has led somewhere. Not just to the next stage of diplomatic negotiations, but towards a new vision of what the country could be. Prime Ministers rarely get to choose their legacy, but May must know that the only hope she has of having one is if her deal passes. After that, the country needs something – and someone – different. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Sharelast_img read more

Republicans praise Gorsuch, Democrats decry Garland treatment on day 1 of hearings

first_imgFederal Government | NPR News | PoliticsRepublicans praise Gorsuch, Democrats decry Garland treatment on day 1 of hearingsMarch 20, 2017 by Jessica Taylor, NPR News Share:At his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Neil Gorsuch pitched himself as a reasonable jurist who would do his best to uphold the rule of law without any bias.“Sitting here, I am acutely aware of my own imperfections,” the federal appeals court judge told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. “But I pledge to each of you and to the American people that, if confirmed, I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of our great nation.”The 49-year-old Gorsuch, who was nominated by President Trump in January to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia, did his best to strike a chord of unity in his testimony.But his comments followed four hours of opening statements from the committee members in which Democrats made clear they believed it was not Gorsuch who should be sitting before them, but President Obama’s original nominee, Merrick Garland.The federal judge appeared nonplussed by the Democrats’ comments and the perpetual Garland shadow which hung over the first day of testimony. He will take questions from the committee on Tuesday and Wednesday.Gorsuch touted his successful record as a judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, saying that “97 percent of the 2,700 cases I’ve decided were decided unanimously — and that I’ve been in the majority 99 percent of the time.”He also underscored his commitment to the separation of powers, stating, “It is for this body, the people’s representatives, to make new laws, for the executive to ensure those laws are faithfully enforced and for neutral and independent judges to apply the law in the people’s disputes.”He added: “If judges were just secret legislators, declaring not what the law is but what they would like it to be, the very idea of a government by the people and for the people would be at risk.”In their opening remarks, Republicans on the committee heaped plenty of praise on the federal judge.“His grasp on the separation of powers — including judicial independence — enlivens his body of work,” committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said.Democrats, meanwhile, repeatedly invoked Garland, who was denied a hearing by Senate Republicans during an election year after Scalia’s death in February 2016.“I am deeply disappointed that it is under these circumstances that we begin these hearings,” said Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.She went on to say that Democrats would give Gorsuch a courtesy that Senate Republicans did not give Garland: a fair hearing.“Our job is to determine whether Judge Gorsuch is a reasonable mainstream conservative or is he not,” Feinstein continued. She then outlined her concerns with some of Gorsuch’s past writings that hinted he opposed Roe v. Wade, calling the case a “super precedent” that legalized abortion and gave women a right to privacy.The Colorado judge was introduced, as is customary, by his home state’s senators. Republican Sen. Cory Gardner underscored that Gorsuch as not “an activist judge” and was well-qualified to serve on the nation’s highest court.Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado also had words of praise for Gorsuch, though he, too, decried Senate Republicans’ treatment of Garland, calling it “an embarrassment to this body that will be recorded in history.” Yet he, like Feinstein, argued that “two wrongs never make a right” and said Gorsuch should get a fair hearing.Former Obama administration acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, a Georgetown Law professor, also spoke in support of Gorsuch, calling him a “first-rate intellect and a fair and decent man” who had a “dedication to the rule of law.”But Katyal also bemoaned the circumstances under which he was nominated, calling it “a tragedy of national proportions that Merrick Garland does not sit on the court.”Overall, the first day of testimony underscored that the hearings would remain sharply divided along party lines, with each senator accusing the opposing side of political posturing.Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, argued that the Senate owes a president discretion in picking his judicial nominees and pointed out that Gorsuch had received the highest rating possible from the American Bar Association, the “gold standard” in vetting judicial nominees.Hatch blasted Democrats for wanting Gorsuch to outline how he would vote on certain cases, saying that to them, “judicial independence requires he be beholden to them and [their] political agenda” on issues like abortion.Other Republicans argued that Gorsuch should be judged on his own merits, legal writings and decisions — not compared to the man who nominated him.Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said, “The nominee before us today is not President Trump,” nor is he Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or Judge Garland.Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joked that he was certainly no fan of Trump during the campaign and made the case that Republicans didn’t blockade Gorsuch’s nomination to allow Trump to make a nomination because most of them didn’t believe Trump would win.“If you believe this has been a great plan to get a Trump nominee on the court, then you had to believe Trump was going to win to begin with,” said Graham.The South Carolina Republican pointed out that he had voted to confirm President Obama’s two Supreme Court nominees, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, because they were qualified for the bench and not because he agreed with their politics. Graham urged his Democratic colleagues to give Gorsuch the same deference.“I’m dying to hear someone over there tell me why [Gorsuch] is not qualified to be sitting here,” Graham said.Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed in his comments that Gorsuch’s nomination carried with it a “superlegitimacy” because Trump made the Supreme Court vacancy a major campaign issue.Still, Democrats devoted many of their opening statements to pushing back against the so-called Republican obstructionism that they believe caused Scalia’s seat to remain vacant for more than a year.“The Judiciary Committee once stood against a court-packing scheme that would have eroded judicial independence. That was a proud moment. Now, Republicans on this committee are guilty of their own ‘court unpacking scheme,’” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. “The blockade of Chief Judge Merrick Garland was never grounded in principle or precedent.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more

Mayer Brown becomes London’s first law firm to offer earn-as-you-learn

first_img Mayer Brown becomes London’s first law firm to offer earn-as-you-learn Monday 7 September 2015 2:22 pm Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Law is typically the career path of the most diligent students – but aspiring solicitors can now skip university and law school thanks to the launch of London’s first earn-as-you-learn legal apprenticeship.City law firm Mayer Brown has teamed up with the University of Law to offer the “articled apprenticeship”, which is aimed at school leavers who have finished their A-levels as well as career changers. The new six-year “articled apprenticeship” is salaried from day one, with a four-year part-time law degree, as well as the legal practice course (LPC) and the professional skills course (PSC) to be completed in two years.Half way through the programme, the work will start to count towards a training contract as “ a period of recognised training” until the PSC is completed.Currently anyone keen on lawyering must spend at least three years completing an undergraduate degree, followed by up to two years in law school, as well as a two-year training contract at their chosen law firm.But law school can be very expensive if they’re unable to secure sponsorship from a law firm or another provider  – with fees ranging from around £8,000 to £15,000 per year.”This new six-year route to qualification as a solicitor gives employers a ground-breaking way to attract and nurture talent,” Annette Sheridan, global human resources chief at Mayer Brown, said.”It is in all our interests for sustaining a dynamic legal services market to recruit the most able people from all walks of life,” John Latham, chief executive and president at The University of Law, said.  Jessica Morris by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBallArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It WiseDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionlast_img read more

News / Capacity boost for air cargo market led by return of AN-124s

first_imgThe carrier said it would discuss the return of its fleet with customers individually, and would keep them informed of progress. Mr Vekshin added: “We are in the process of diligent execution of the service directives. Everything is on the right track.”Volga-Dnepr was not the only carrier with good news: Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of three 777 freighters on 1 January, bringing its freighter fleet to 30, of which 24 are 777Fs, four are A330Fs and two 747Fs.The airline said the new aircraft would be put on long-haul scheduled routes, as well as be open for cargo charters.“We are injecting much-needed capacity in the market, helping support global supply chains at a critical time during the pandemic,” said group chief executive Akbar Al Baker.“The added capacity will enable us to support logistics around the Covid-19 vaccination, which is projected to be one of the greatest logistical challenges for the industry.”Qatar noted that it had also temporarily converted six of its 777-300ER aircraft to operate cargo-only flights, introducing an additional 137 cubic metres of cargo volume per flight over the lower deck cargo capacity of 156 cubic metres.And Astral Aviation’s first converted 767-200 freighter arrived in Africa last week to operate an on-demand charter service for vaccines.CEO Sanjeev Gadhia said it was a “proud moment” as the aircraft touched down in Nairobi after delivery by ATSG subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management in Wilmington. The five-year deal is Astral’s first with ATSG.“A great start to a great year ahead,” said Mr Gadhia.Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific Cargo has announced a new scheduled freighter service between Hong Kong and Riyadh, starting tomorrow, with a 747-400ERF operating every Tuesday via Dubai.The airline said it had “seen a growing demand for air cargo flights between Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. These new flights will meet the strong demand for shipments of e-commerce and other general cargo such as garments”. UPDATED 5 JANThe new year for air cargo has kicked off with new freighter capacity in the market as the passenger business continues to stumble in the face of the pandemic.Volga-Dnepr began bringing its AN-124s back into the market after grounding the fleet in November, following an engine failure, with one back in operation at the end of December, following the completion of technical checks and service directives. Two aircraft are currently flying, with additional aircraft coming back at a pace of 7 to 10 days per aircraft, said Konstantin Vekshin, chief commercial director of Volga-Dnepr Group.“We have two An-124s back in service as of today. The ultimate return will be incremental and we will take our time to follow the guidelines reflected in the service directives.” By Alex Lennane 04/01/2021last_img read more

Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings

first_img Up and down the ladder: The latest comings and goings By Ed Silverman July 27, 2018 Reprints [email protected] Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Alex Hogan/STAT @Pharmalot Pharmalot 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. What is it? GET STARTEDcenter_img Log In | Learn More 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. About the Author Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Hired someone new and exciting? Promoting a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going.And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that Amgen (AMGN) named Murdo Gordon as executive vice president of global commercial operations, replacing Anthony Hooper, who will be retiring. Previously, Gordon worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), where he was chief commercial officer. What’s included? Ed Silverman Tags jobspharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

How to avoid thieves during the holiday shopping season

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended 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 comments AdvertisementPeople should also avoid wearing expensive jewelry or purses. Wallets and purses are prime targets in crowded areas. Also, keep cash in your front pocket. Shoppers should stay away from carrying a large amount of cash.Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Woman shot outside Naples Waffle House June 16, 2021 When you’re done shopping, find your keys and have them in your hand before you get to your car.CLICK HERE to print out a holiday safety shopping list with tips from CCSO. RELATEDTOPICS Deputies investigate overnight shooting in Golden Gate June 10, 2021center_img Missing Collier teen seen with man at Fort Myers Publix June 11, 2021 Collier school resource officers teach kids how to fish on first day of “Summerfest” June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Collier County Sheriff’s Officeholiday shoppingSafety COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Holiday shoppers won’t be the only ones heading to retail stores on Black Friday.Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be visiting local shopping plazas to patrol and offer safe holiday shopping tips to customers. The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the holiday season, so deputies will be patrolling on foot, in cars and on horseback. They’ll also use a helicopter to keep an eye on parking lots.For an extra level of safety, CCSO recommends that people shop during daylight hours. If you’re shopping at night, consider bringing along a friend or family member and park in a well lit area.last_img read more

Quirke delighted with ‘remarkable’ late comeback as Laois snatch a draw

first_img WhatsApp Quirke delighted with ‘remarkable’ late comeback as Laois snatch a draw 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Previous articleJohn Leahy hoping to make it third time lucky in Laois-OffalyNext articleSituation with parking spaces and ticketing in Portlaoise rumbles on 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. News By Alan Hartnett – 27th January 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Laois senior footballers got their National League Division 2 campaign underway yesterday and emerged from Dr Hyde Park with a draw.Mike Quirke’s men went into the game as underdogs but scored two goals in the final six minutes of the affair to leave Connacht with a point.Speaking after the game, Quirke described the comenback as remarkable.He said: “We were fortunate in the end to get something out of it but I thought we should have had a lead at half time with the way we played.“We should’ve gone in a point up instead of a point down. We had about nine chances in the first half that we didn’t take and you would hope if you could improve on that you would be very competitive in the Division.“Over the course of it I thought we played well enough to get something out of it but there was a lot of stuff in the second half you wouldn’t be happy with.“We’ve obviously lost some players but there is a lot of quality there and a lot of guys who are really proud to wear the Laois jersey and play in Division 2 which is a big level.“Roscommon were in the Super 8s and Division 1 last year and they are Connacht champions so that was certainly a big challenge. But there was never a question that the lads would throw in the towel.“We also lost Mark Timmons to a black card near the end and to turn a six point deficit around with 15 men is great but to do it for the most part with 14 is remarkable.”The manager also picked out a number of players who impressed him over the 70 minutes.He said: “We probably lacked a bit of cleverness in the attacking third and Ross (Munnelly) gave us that when he came on.“(Kieran) Lillis was a monster, he kicked 1-3 or something and John O’Loughlin was tackling everyone. I thought that Enda Smith wasn’t his usual self because of the job that Robbie Piggott did.“Gearoid Hanrahan came back in after a number of years and had a massive game as did Mark Timmons and Evan O’Connor.“Nobody is getting carried away with a point but this was a tough start with the quality of the opposition we were facing. So I think this is a statement of intent that these lads are comfortable at this level and at the minimum will try to stay there.Laois are back in action in Round 2 this Saturday evening in O’Moore Park at 6pm against Armagh.SEE ALSO – Seven Talking Points as Laois start league on positive note Home Sport GAA Quirke delighted with ‘remarkable’ late comeback as Laois snatch a draw SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team GAA Electric Picnic WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook TAGSLaois senior footballersMike Quirke Twitter Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festivallast_img read more

Mary Theresa Lowndes: Work gives meaning to everything

first_imgHome Columnists Mary Theresa Lowndes: Work gives meaning to everything Columnists Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest Twitter TAGSCoronavirusMary Theresa Lowndesmeaningful work Hopefully science will find a cure or a vaccine fairly soon for this vicious virus. But for some time to come our economy will be in turmoil and hopefully bit by bit it will build back up again.Many will be unemployed but after recovery I would like to see meaningful and fulfilling work for everyone of working age.Work gives meaning to life and brings fulfilment. Whether we work as homemakers, carers. farmers, labourers, cleaners, porters, artists or professionals every job is important to society.To get up in the morning and have meaningful work to do is a blessing. Work should bring fulfilment and a reason to get out of bed everyday. There is an old saying “idle hands is the devil’s delight” and that is very true.It is also tragic if someone is working in a job they hate and they don’t have the confidence or courage to retrain for something different. Or maybe the person needs the money to support the family and therefore is trapped in a job he or she hates.Or there might be bullying and exploitation in the workplace. The workplace whether it be a farm, the family home, the factory or wherever needs to be a happy place to work in.The stress of working in a job you hate or a job where you are not appreciated leads to health problems and can be very hard on mental health. And working in a job you hate can cause strife in the family home too.Appreciation is the key word. People are not robots and need to be appreciated. As an example we all know that the stay at home housewife was never appreciated by society.This caused a huge lack of confidence in women and long term dependency knocked their confidence too. Many older housewives felt inferior and put no value on themselves.Often when asked what they did for a living they would say “I didn’t work, I was only a housewife”. And yet highly intelligent hard working housewives worked hard and had a very demanding and responsible job.Full time housewives or homemakers are not as common now but a good one is worth her weight in gold both to the family and to society. I have heard women who stay at home say that they can be treated in a condescending manner by women who work outside the home.They say things like “what do you do all day” or “well for you, sitting on the couch all day watching television”. Statements like that are very cruel. Computers and broadband mean that many people can work from home now and study from home too.And now due to the pandemic many people work from home. It would be brilliant if work was made available solely for women who stay at home to be homemakers if they wish to avail of it. They could work for a couple of hours per day. It would be great for their confidence and wellbeing.Cleaners and labourers amongst others often felt undervalued. It is hard to do a job well if one feels taken for granted and of no value.Employers have a huge role to play in looking out for the welfare of their employees and making sure that they feel appreciated.This could be done if all employers, whether they employ one person or a hundred people, organised mindfulness and relaxation classes and sporting activities for their workers and this would be great for the psychological welfare of the workers.This is in the interest of employers too because a decent person treated very well by the employer will contribute more in the long run. When people know that they are not just a number but are valuable contributors it makes a big difference to how they see themselves and the world around them.There are families who have been unemployed for generations. The long term unemployed have no structure to their lives and no ambition. When the economy is back on its feet governments should not allow anyone to become long term unemployed.They should have to train for a proper job and hopefully end up with meaningful work and not a community employment programme.It all begins in the home. Parents who encourage their children and supervise their educational development are giving a great service to their children and to society.Parents also have a duty to develop their children’s talents and give their children the opportunities to try everything from art to music to sport.A hobby can sometimes become one’s life work and source of income. Work gives meaning to life, work keeps the mind occupied, work brings fulfilment, work gives a sense of pride and achievement and work provides the means to support one’s self and be independent.Fulfilling work helps to maintain physical and mental health. Fulfilling work for everyone would see a huge reduction in crime and substance abuse and go a long way in improving the health of the nation.SEE ALSO – Mary Theresa Lowndes: What does the queing for Penneys say about society? Electric Picnic Mary Theresa Lowndes: Work gives meaning to everything WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp News Previous articleBeautiful eulogy following sad passing of 96-year-old Br Bernard KellyNext articleThe Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days Mary Theresa LowndesMary Theresa Lowndes describes herself as a ‘Golden Oldie’ living in her 60s. She went to college late in life as a mature students and has a degree in Sociology and Social Policy from Trinity College and a masters in journalism from DIT. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Mary Theresa Lowndes – 4th July 2020 Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Salesforce introduces CRM tool specifically for financial services

first_img IGM Financial takes ownership stake in digital planning platform SALT Associates joins LOGiQ3 family San Francisco-based Salesforce.com Inc. announced on Tuesday that it’s introducing its first client relationship management (CRM) system specifically for the financial services sector, which has been designed to help advisors connect with the millennial generation of investors. “Today’s investors want a much different relationship with their advisors than their parents had,” says Simon Mulcahy, senior vice president and general manager of financial services with Salesforce, in a statement. “They want someone who understands them and engages them on their terms. Salesforce Financial Services Cloud sets advisors free from administrative tasks and gives them the modern tools they need to supercharge their relationships.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Tessie Sanci The Salesforce Financial Services Cloud application, which is currently available for previews with general availability slated for February 2016, includes the ability for advisors to access the app from any device so they can respond to clients’ questions while they are away from the office. Salesforce is also touting its “Advisor Today” homepage feature in which advisors can check information from client accounts; access market insights, such as financial news stories; and develop a to-do list that will include reminders to follow through on leads and other tasks. In addition, client profile pages will collect information from financial accounts and discussions concerning goals in one place. The client profiles will also store details about clients’ family members to help advisors manage intergenerational relationships. The new product also includes a portfolio-rebalancing tool; integration with an advisor’s core back-end systems, such as asset management and portfolio management; and an account aggregation platform that allows advisors to see a full picture of their clients’ finances.center_img Winfund to integrate Invesco’s advisorDUO tool into wealth management software Related news Keywords Software Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Local architects set to design modern performing arts space for Goldfields school

first_imgLocal architects set to design modern performing arts space for Goldfields school H+H Architects selected to design $500,000 upgrade to Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School’s performing arts spaceThe new centre will provide opportunities for more than 800 students from Years 7-12Construction expected to start in early 2021 Goldfields based firm H+H Architects has been chosen to design the revamp of the performing arts space at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School.The $500,000 upgrade to the existing facility will give the school’s 835 current students the opportunity to hone their drama skills in a fresh and modern learning area.The renovations will include an upgrade to the performance space, green room, costume store and bio-box for lighting, sound and projection equipment.With the project now in the planning stage, work is expected to start in early 2021 and be completed by the middle of the year. The project is part of the McGowan Government’s $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:“This modern and refreshed performing arts space will give students an outstanding venue to encourage their creative skills to thrive.“I know this upgraded learning area will help Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School’s many talented students now and in the future.”As stated by Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Kyle McGinn:“I am very pleased to see a local Kalgoorlie-Boulder firm has been awarded this tender.“Goldfields kids deserve top quality schooling experiences and this new performing arts centre will deliver the stars of tomorrow.” /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:Arts, Australia, community, drama, education, future, Government, mining, Minister, project, quality, school, space, students, WA, Western Australialast_img read more