Brexit boost: Natwest pledges an extra £2bn to help businesses through EU divorce

first_img whatsapp August Graham The bank has set aside an extra £2bn to support companies which rely on EU exports, labour or foreign exchange rates.Read more: Philips warns no-deal Brexit will hit British manufacturingThe bank says it beleives nearly 2,000 of its customers could benefit from the funding, and will be contacted in the coming weeks.Natwest has already approved £900m of the £1bn care package it announced in May this year.Head of commercial banking Alison Rose said: “To triple this initial figure to £3bn is tremendously exciting and we’re thrilled to be able to help British businesses keep growing. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Share Tuesday 23 October 2018 4:46 pm Brexit boost: Natwest pledges an extra £2bn to help businesses through EU divorce center_img Natwest has tripled its funding to prepare British business for Brexit. whatsapp Read more: Sterling could certainly tank, but it won’t be due to Brexit“The on-going Brexit process will also require businesses to think strategically and tactically about how to navigate what is still an uncertain period ahead.“We are committed to helping UK businesses access the right financing products so they can meet their short and longer term trade and working capital needs – whatever the outcome of the Brexit process.” Tags: Brexitlast_img read more

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Deputies make arrest in Collier County manhunt

first_imgCOLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested after a manhunt near Trammel Street and Georgia Avenue in Collier County Saturday evening. They caught Carlos Lopez, 31, after he violently tried getting away from a deputy around 7:26 p.m., according to Collier County deputies. Collier County deputies were patrolling the area when they came across a disturbance between Lopez and a woman. Lopez repeatedly pulled away from deputies while they were trying to detain him, and he became increasingly violent. Lopez was able to break free from deputies and jumped fences and went into people’s yard, according to Collier County deputies. Amazon distribution center officially opens in Collier County June 16, 2021 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 comments AdvertisementAviation and K9 units helped search for Lopez. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said he was eventually found and arrested at a home. Lopez also had a green bag on him that had multiple drugs including cocaine and marijuana, according to CCSO. A Collier County deputy, who tried detaining Lopez, was taken to NCH Downtown to treat a large contusion, sprains, and minor cuts to their left hand during the physical altercation. Lopez was arrested for resisting an officer with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, petit theft, possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, a controlled substance, marijuana, and narcotic paraphernalia. AdvertisementDC 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 Wounded Warriors organization accuses City of Naples of discrimination June 16, 2021 Advertisement Mosquitoes swarming Collier County, crews trap 25,000 in two nights June 17, 2021 DeSoto County woman gets 8 years in prison for dealing drugs June 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementTags: collier countydrugsmanhunt RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

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Deaths in Laois – Sunday, September 23, 2018

first_img Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Margaret (Peg) ClearyGarryduff, Errill, LaoisCleary, Garryduff, Errill, Co. Laois. 21st September 2018. Peacefully at Patterson’s nursing home, Roscrea. Margaret (Peg) sadly mourned by her sisters Mary, Liz and Bridie, brothers Paddy and Seamus, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney this Saturday evening from 5pm with rosary at 7pm. Funeral mass on Monday in Killasmeestia Church at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Michael Mulhare16 Brockley Park, Stradbally, LaoisMichael Mulhare, 16 Brockley Park, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Peacefully, at The Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, on 21st September 2018, surrounded by his devoted wife and family. Beloved son of the late Micheal and Kathleen Mulhare, Main St, Stradbally. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his loving wife Deirdre, daughters, Niamh, Aoife, Colette and Michaela, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sons-in-law, his adored grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and his many friends. Reposing at his home from 7pm this Saturday evening with recital of The Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Sunday evening to The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally, for 7.30pm funeral prayers. Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm, followed by interment in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally.Tommy Rowe4 The Mill Chapel Lane, Stradbally, LaoisPeacefully at St James’s Hospital Dublin. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Johnny, sisters Vera (Moran) and Ann (Timpson), brothers-in-law Willie and Noel, sister-in-law Rose, nephew Terry, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest In Peace. Reposing at his residence on Sunday from 3pm with Rosary at 9pm. Removal on Monday arriving Church of the Sacret Heart Stadbally for Requiem Mass at 11am. Funeral afterwards to Moyanna Cemetery. House Private On Monday Morning Please.Cynthia (June) DickinsonMountmellick, LaoisDickinson, Cynthia (June) – September 20, 2018, peacefully at home in Mountmellick, aged 93. Sadly missed by sisters Hazel and Lila, brother Robin, brother-in-law Roy, sister-in-law Hazel, nieces Sally and Julie, nephew Andrew, and families.Funeral will be held in St. Paul’s Church, Mountmellick at 2pm on Saturday (22nd), followed by burial at Coolbanagher. Family flowers only.Margaret BaxendaleGrand Canal View, Kilmainham, Dublin / Ballinakill, LaoisBaxendale (nee) Margaret, September 18th 2018, late of Grand Canal View, Kilmainham and formerly of High Street House, Ballinakill, Co Laois. Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff in Cherry Orchard Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Maurice. Margaret will be very sadly missed and fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Reposing at Massey Brothers Funeral Home, 109 The Coombe, Thursday from 2 o’clock until 6 o’clock. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10 o’clock in James Street Church, thereafter for cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium. All enquiries to Massey Bros on 4533333.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Saturday, September 22, 2018 Deaths in Laois – Sunday, September 23, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Community Pinterest Community Council Twitter Facebook TAGSDeaths in Laois WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding By Alan Hartnett – 23rd September 2018 Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Sunday, September 23, 2018 Deaths Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Previous articleIn Pictures: Huge crowds gather to honour Portlaoise World Champion TJ DohenyNext articlePreviewing Sunday’s SHC semi finals 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. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

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OSFI mulls allowing pension plans to use ‘buy-in annuities’

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton FSRA founds advisory committee on pension sector Related news Keywords Pensions,  AnnuitiesCompanies Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions DB pension solvency continues climb back: FSRA FSRA proposes guidance related to pension benefits upon marriage breakdown The aim of this sort of investment is to limit potential losses related to the retiree liabilities of the plan covered by the policy. The buy-in annuity would provide a hedge against investment, longevity and inflation risk for the liabilities covered by the policy, OSFI notes. The advisory indicates that the regulator has concluded that, provided the investment would be permissible under the plan terms, it would have no objections in principle to a federally-regulated pension plan investing in a buy-in annuity issued by a life insurance company. The advisory is being published to inform plan administrators of its expectations for these sorts of investments. Comments on the draft policy advisory are sought by March 9. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has issued a draft policy advisory indicating that it would allow pension plans to utilize annuities. OSFI issued the advisory in response to requests for comment on the acceptability of so-called “buy-in annuities” as a potential investment option for pension plans. It says that such an investment would be similar to a traditional annuity; however, instead of issuing individual certificates to the covered retirees and paying pensions to them individually, the policy would pay the aggregate pension amount to the pension fund. The responsibility for administering the benefits to the retirees would remain with the plan administrator. read more

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FSB surveys firms on coming back from cyberattacks

first_img Related news The results of the survey are to be used as part of an effort to develop tools for financial firms to use in addressing cyberattacks.“The toolkit aims to provide financial institutions and authorities with a set of effective practices and will be based on the shared experience and diversity of perspectives gathered by the FSB,” it said.Along with the survey, the global policy group says that it is also reviewing the guidance that has been issued by national regulators and international standards setters, and reviewing real-world examples of firms that have dealt with cyber attacks in the past.The survey deadline is Aug. 28. Keywords CybersecurityCompanies Financial Stability Board ESMA launches digital finance consultation To develop a set of industry best practices for handling a cyberattack, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) is canvassing firms for input.The FSB launched an industry survey on Thursday as part of its effort to gather feedback on practices that may prove effective for financial institutions to respond to, and recover from, a cyber incident. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience hacker programing in technology enviroment with cyber icons and symbols ra2studio/123RF As investors go online, criminals follow James Langton last_img read more

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Nasdaq sharpens market surveillance

first_img Banking industry’s tech shift has accelerated amid pandemic James Langton Negative 2021 outlook on exchange, clearing sector: Fitch Related news Canadian IPO market limps through Q3, PwC reports Nasdaq Inc. has beefed up its market surveillance of The Nasdaq Stock Market with artificial intelligence (AI) technology designed to improve the detection of malicious trading activity, such as market manipulation and illegal insider trading, the exchange operator announced Thursday.Among other things, the new technology aims to enable market regulators to uncover “extremely complex patterns and hidden relationships in massive amounts of data” and detect new forms of financial crime in new markets. It also employs human analysts to improve the model. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Artificial intelligence,  Market manipulation,  Stock exchangesCompanies Nasdaq Inc. Wall street sign in New York with American flags and New York Stock Exchange background. kasto/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “By incorporating AI into our monitoring systems, we are sharpening our detection capabilities and broadening our view of market activity to safeguard the integrity of our country’s markets,” said Martina Rejsjo, Nasdaq vice president and head of market surveillance, North America equities, in a statement.Nasdaq says it plans to expand the technology to other exchanges and regulators around the world through its market technology business.“Through transfer learning, we have now built a framework to provide those learnings to other marketplaces around the world. We believe this is a major step in the evolution of how we use artificial intelligence technology to maintain the integrity of capital markets,” said Tony Sio, Nasdaq vice president and head of marketplace regulatory technology .Earlier this year, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada implemented a new market surveillance system from Nasdaq to oversee the Canadian markets.last_img read more

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Life Raft for missing fishing vessel Nicola Faith recovered

first_imgLife Raft for missing fishing vessel Nicola Faith recovered The life raft for fishing vessel Nicola Faith which went missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay on 27th January has been recovered. The raft was found off the coast of Kirkcudbrightshire by HM Coastguard and has been positively identified by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch as being from the Nicola Faith. The raft will be transported to the MAIB in Southampton for further investigation and analysis.The investigation into the causes and circumstances surrounding the vessel’s loss is ongoing. The search for the vessel which is being co-ordinated by the MAIB is continuing. MAIB has been working with underwater search experts to cover a wide area including all of the vessel’s historic operating area.The next of kin have been informed of this development. /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:accident, fishing, Government, investigation, Loss, missing, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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Acculturation initiative drives better talent management

first_imgAcculturation initiative drives better talent management It’s often said that you never get a second chance to make a great first impression.For the Air Force Materiel Command, making sure new employees receive a great first impression is key to talent management and the driving force behind the continued success of the enterprise acculturation initiative.Launched in late 2019, the AFMC acculturation effort focuses directly on the experiences of new employees from initial contact through the first two years of employment. The intent is to ensure new hires have the tools, knowledge and resources available to support them as they begin to contribute to missions across the spectrum and throughout their two-year probationary period of work.“Through this program we help new employees to get familiar with the organization, our people and the AFMC and Air Force culture. It’s a holistic approach and includes all aspects of bringing a new employee onto the Air Force team,” said Amanda Smith-Nethercott, AFMC career development manager. “We have standardized procedures across the command and created a toolbox of resources to support new hires as well as their supervisors in ensuring a great experience for employees as they immerse themselves into the AFMC culture and onto their work team. The response has been tremendously positive across the board.”A 2018 review of AFMC civilian on-boarding revealed a lack of consistency in processes and training for new hires across the command. Employees often experienced long wait times to obtain base and Air Force network systems access, training delays and more, limiting their ability to be fully productive members of the AFMC team. Many employees also lacked a full understanding of the command’s missions and the impacts of AFMC on the success of the entire Air Force enterprise.By leveraging technology and standardizing new-hire procedures across the command, the acculturation initiative has reduced timelines for newcomer base and system access; increased access to mission, training and benefits information; improved readiness of supervisors and work teams to accommodate new employees; and increased satisfaction with the on-boarding process across the board. Virtual new employee orientation programs were established at each AFMC location, ensuring new hires received the information and support they needed to work at the command, despite many starting employment in non-standard environments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“COVID-19 provided us with challenges, but at the same time it forced us to look at new ways of reaching our personnel. Many of these new practices based in technology will continue for the long haul,” Smith-Nethercott said.While a number of initiatives have impacted the success of the acculturation effort, the team attributes a large part to their novel Newcomers Feature on the USAF Connect mobile application. As job offers are accepted, new employees are invited to download the application to access information ranging from pre-employment paperwork to benefits information, facility maps, command information videos and more. The newcomer feature continues to rank as the most used on the AFMC instance of USAF Connect, and the team has received multiple requests from Air Force as well as external government agencies who desire to duplicate it for their own use.“The app has probably made the biggest impact on our efforts to reach new employees and ensure that they can track and complete required paperwork prior to orientation day,” said Lindsay McNeely, AFMC workforce development specialist. “The checklists keep them on track and the ability to reach out for support directly through the app has really made the new-hire process much smoother across the board.”To augment current efforts, the acculturation team published a new employee handbook that provides comprehensive information on the command and all aspects of Air Force Civilian Service, setting the foundation for a successful career. A new assessment is also at the final stages of development, to be sent to employees at the completion of their two-year probationary period.“We currently collect data from new employees and their supervisors at the 30-day point to assess satisfaction with the on-boarding processes and timelines. We continue to receive high marks in categories ranging from job satisfaction to customer service and more,” Smith-Nethercott said. “The two-year assessment will help us identify areas where we need to drive greater focus as we support our new hires throughout the acculturation process.”The AFMC acculturation team has also chartered an external working group with representatives from across the mission set to help identify shortfalls in efforts and to develop and implement new processes to address command needs. Additionally, the team is working with the command diversity, equity and inclusion officer to develop a training video for new hires on diversity and inclusion and continues to work with the Air Education and Training Command to leverage best practices and improve new-hire experiences across the enterprise.“The bottom line is that talent management matters. An employee’s early experience with an organization sets the stage for their future success, and we want to do all we can to make sure that our civilians have the foundation to achieve and succeed at AFMC,” said Bill Snodgrass, AFMC Manpower, Personnel and Services director. “This is an ongoing effort and key to the AFMC We Need. We need to prime our people and our mission for success, and that starts on day one.” PHOTO DETAILS / For the Air Force Materiel Command, making sure new employees receive a great first impression is key to talent management and the driving force behind the continued success of the enterprise acculturation initiative. The intent is to ensure new hires have the tools, knowledge and resources available to support them as they begin to contribute to missions across the spectrum and throughout their two-year probationary period of work. (U.S. Air Force graphic) /U.S. Air Force 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:air force, covid-19, culture, director, Download, education, Employees, employment, Government, Impact, mobile, pandemic, resources, technology, U.S., U.S. Air Force, workforcelast_img read more

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As NFL preps for preseason, experts available for media interviews on national anthem rule, concussions

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: July 26, 2018 With the National Football League’s preseason schedule set for kick off next week, CU Boulder experts are available for media interviews about the fate of the national anthem kneeling rule, broader issues of race and politics in sports, players’ power to make changes through labor unions, as well as whether new rules will curb the rate of concussions.On the kneeling rule, race in the NFL: Pat Ferrucci is an assistant professor of journalism. He can speak to reporters about issues concerning race in the NFL. Ferrucci has published research and delivered a TEDx Talk on the intersection of sports, race and journalism, particularly on how quarterbacks are evaluated differently based on [email protected] politics in sports: Roger Pielke Jr., director of the CU Center for Sports Governance, can talk about the intersection of sports and politics. He has also studied the governing bodies of several different [email protected] the role of labor unions: Jeff Zax, economics professor, has studied and written about labor unions since the 1980s. He can talk to reporters about the power dynamics and structure of the NFL Players [email protected] new rules and curbing concussions: Matthew McQueen, director of CU Boulder’s Public Health Program, recently worked on a two-year study of NCAA athletes and concussions. He believes two new rules aimed at changing kickoffs and helmet contact could help curtail concussions in the league.“We know that punt returns are less risky than kickoff returns. Making kickoff returns more like punt returns will help,” McQueen said. “Further, any movement toward ‘getting the head out of the game’ is a benefit.”[email protected] help arranging interviews, contact: Andrew Sorensen, CU Boulder media [email protected] 303-492-3114last_img read more

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CU Engineers Without Borders annual 5K fundraiser

first_img If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: CU Engineers Without Borders Race for Water 5KWhen: Saturday, April 6, 8:30 a.m.Where: Starts at Duane FieldGet Your Ticket CC photo by Josiah Mackenzie Come join in on the fun at the third annual Race for Water 5K fundraiser! The race will be held on Saturday, April 6, with the first heat starting at 8:30 a.m. at Duane Field. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.Purchase your ticket before March 30 to receive the cheaper, early-bird registration price. Registration comes with a Race for Water 5K T-shirt on the morning of the race!CU Engineers Without Borders (EWB) works to provide access to clean water for thousands of people around the world. They have already helped 7,000 people and hundreds of students with their projects. Right now, they have teams working in Nepal, Guatemala, Rwanda and domestically within the United States to improve quality of life everyday by partnering with communities to meet their basic human needs.Help support Engineers Without Borders through your race registration or by making a donation today. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: March 26, 2019 Categories:Sports & RecreationEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more

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