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first_imgHorn speaker for public relations sign symbol, vintage color - sun with blue sky 123RF IE Staff “We are excited to bring these customers on board and help them secure a better financial future,” said Sarah Levy, Betterment’s CEO, in a release. “This was an excellent opportunity for us to grow our customer base, and we’ll continue to be aggressive in opportunities that accelerate our business goals.”The accounts will be transitioned to Betterment by June 2021.“As we shift our focus to our Canadian business for the time being, finding a partner for our U.S. business that shared our commitment to putting clients first was our top priority,” said Michael Katchen, co-founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, in a release. “It’s been a privilege to serve our U.S. clients, and we’re confident that their investments will continue to be in good hands with Betterment.”Wealthsimple first entered the U.S. market in 2017. The robo-advisor also has a U.K. division.This is not the first time Wealthsimple has carved off one its divisions. The tech company sold its advisory business, Wealthsimple for Advisors, to Toronto-based Purpose Advisor Solutions in early 2020. Empire Life partners with digital platform to offer employee benefits to small biz Related news U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS Desjardins buys Montreal boutique firm Hexavest Toronto-based Wealthsimple Inc. has sold its U.S. book of business to New York-based Betterment Holdings Inc.The sale, announced on Thursday, will involve transferring all of Wealthsimple’s U.S. clients and accounts to Betterment, a digital wealth management company. The deal doesn’t include any of Wealthsimple’s technology, operations or employees. Keywords Fintech,  Technology,  Robo-advisors,  Mergers and acquisitionsCompanies Wealthsimple Inc. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: TRANSforming Gender Conference: Trans/Nonbinary Faculty of Color PanelWhen: Tuesday, Feb. 23 Where: VirtualRegister Now Categories:ConferencesInclusive ExcellenceEvents & Exhibits Published: Feb. 9, 2021 Hosted by the CU Boulder Pride Office as part of the monthly TRANSforming Gender Conference, the panel on Tuesday, Feb. 23, will bring together trans and nonbinary faculty of color from CU Boulder, Metropolitan State University of Denver and Colorado College. Moderated by trans and nonbinary undergraduate and graduate students of color at CU Boulder, the panel will speak about the experiences of trans and nonbinary faculty of color in conducting research and engaging in activism, teaching and mentoring in higher education.This event is being hosted as part of the Center for Inclusion and Social Change’s campuswide initiative The Power of Community: Courage, Healing and Unity. Visit the webpage to find more events or listen to February’s courage playlist on Spotify. last_img read more

first_imgRelated153 To Receive National Honours on Heroes’ Day Related153 To Receive National Honours on Heroes’ Day 153 To Receive National Honours on Heroes’ Day CultureOctober 10, 2011 Related153 To Receive National Honours on Heroes’ Day Advertisements By Judith Hunter, JIS PRO FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — A total of 153 outstanding Jamaicans, who have contributed to nation building, will be recognised at the National Honours and Awards ceremony on National Heroes’ Day, Monday, October 17. The annual ceremony, slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. on the lawns of King’s House, will also acknowledge the contribution of one foreign national for advancing the country’s cause in a significant way. The Order of Jamaica (OJ), the fifth highest honour, will go to six nationals, who have given distinguished service in various fields. They are: Dr. Gladstone Raymond Chang, for contribution as a business leader and philanthropist in the financial, health, education and cultural sectors; Hugh Hart, for service to the bauxite and alumina industry and the legal profession; Peter Moses, for service to the private and public sectors and community development; Frank Phipps, for contribution to the legal profession; Molly Rhone, for service in sports administration; and Ambassador  Douglas Saunders, for contribution to the public service.                                        Former Children’s Advocate, Mary Clarke, who has done outstanding work in advancing the rights and interests of Jamaica’s children, is among 26 persons, who will be conferred with the Order of Distinction, Commander Class (CD). Other awardees in this category include: Vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council, Dr. Lucien Jones, for contribution to road safety;Professor Patrick Bryan for contribution to academia; Jean Anderson, for dedicated community service; Morin Seymour, for service to education and community development; and Dennis Emmanuel Brown, who would be posthumously recognised for his contribution to the music industry. Head of the Delegation of European Union (EU) in Jamaica, Ambassador Marco Mazzocchi-Alemanni, will receive an honorary CD,for his contribution to Jamaica’s economic and social development through the promotion of the country’s interests in the EU. Meanwhile, 26 other persons will receive the Order of Distinction, Officer Class (OD) for their outstanding work in the areas of community service, journalism, music, medicine, agriculture, education, industry and commerce, public service, sports development, law enforcement and defence, and the foreign services. Two brave Jamaicans will be conferred with the badge of Honour for Gallantry (BGH), one posthumously, for courageous effort in saving or attempting to save the lives of others. They are Anthony Johnson, who brought an unmanned truck to a stop, saving the lives of a number of bystanders and motorists on March 10, 2010; and Ralston David White, who died in Canada in September 2010, while attempting to save the life of a co-worker, who had fallen into a large vat of apple cider. In addition, 17 others will receive the Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service for contribution to education, community service, public service, agriculture, religion, health, tourism and assisting the indigent; while 23 persons will receive the Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service. Three Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers, one posthumously, will receive the Medal of Honour for Gallantry for bravery in the face of hostile gunfire during the joint military/police operation in West Kingston in May 2010, while 50 uniformed personnel will be recognised with the Medal of Honour for Meritorious Service. These include 19 officers from the JDF; 15 from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); nine from the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) and seven from the Jamaica Fire Brigade.last_img read more

first_img Google+ South Inishowen second highest rate of Covid-19 nationwide Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows South Inishowen now has the second highest incidence rate of Covid-19 nationwide.Most Local Electoral areas in Donegal recorded increases in the rate in the 14 days up to last Monday however Glenties is among 14 areas in the country which have the lowest rate of Covid-19.The Covid surge continues in South Inishowen with an incidence rate 519 and 116 cases compared with 371 in the previous data.North Inishowen’s rate increased from 159 to 277 and 47 cases.Latest figures also reflect the big spike in Milford, with the area jumping from 36.3 to 211 and 29 cases.Letterkenny has recorded an increase too at 225 and 67 cases compared with 165 and 49 cases in the previous data.In Lifford/Stranorlar, the rate went from 209 to 282 and 73 cases.Donegal recorded a fall this week from a rate of 57 to 45 and 12 cases in the latest data.While Glenties is now among the areas with one of the lowest rates nationwide with less than 5 cases over the same period compared with a previous rate of 33. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – March 26, 2021 Twitter Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Previous articleNational Slow Down Day gets underway this morningNext article‘Challenge ahead’ to get below 500 Covid cases per day News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgIgluu co-founder and CEO Martin Mucha (Credit: iStock, Linkedin)UPDATE Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, 2:11 p.m.: Another player announced its intention Monday to create a definitive listing portal for New York City agents and the greater public.To do it, Igluu, a three-year-old New York-based startup, is partnering with software company Stratus Data Systems, which builds and licenses multiple listings service systems for clients in Canada and the U.S.Igluu is one of several companies vying to build a listings platform to displace StreetEasy’s hold on the market. Among them is RealPlus, backed by four of the city’s largest brokerages, and OneKey — formerly known as New York MLS — which was formed after the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the Long Island Board of Realtors merged their systems.READ MORETerra sells part of RealPlus stake to Corcoran and EllimanOneKey MLS launches in NY with 47K listingsThough Igluu already has an active listing platform, a 35-person team from Stratus is preparing a new version that will roll out in the first quarter of 2020 and, the creators hope, dominate the marketplace. Stratus has built systems for The Toronto Real Estate Board, the Real Estate Board of New York and OneKey. Igluu also aggregates listings from various MLS partners’ data feeds, including REBNY, OLR, RealtyMX and Spherexx.Igluu co-founder and CEO Martin Mucha told the group of brokers, investors and partners at a private breakfast event Monday that the new platform will include a chat function to facilitate group and client communication; various integrations with other apps, such as Google Drive; a payment service provider called Wirecard; and access to public records through Cherre. It will work with iOS and Android operating systems.“It’s really a social network, not just a listing platform,” Mucha said.Igluu originally launched as a platform for people to find roommates and broker-free apartments. Mucha co-founded it with City Connections broker Aaron Frucher with startup cash from Mucha himself, his previous firm, bridge lender Cerco Funding, and a handful of other private investors.To be top dog in the city, Igluu has some catching up to do. Its consumer-facing platform has 10,421 rental listings and 5,691 sales listings online. StreetEasy has 16,585 active rental listings and 18,592 sales listings.Igluu’s new platform, which is in beta testing with some of Status’ existing customers, will charge agents a monthly subscription fee that is yet to be determined. Mucha explained that the company is still negotiating profit-sharing splits with some of its partners.Revenue will largely be generated by advertising on its consumer-facing platform and the agent-facing back-end, according to Mucha. He said Igluu will eventually offer paid advertising opportunities for agents, but promised not to charge daily listing fees, launch a program like StreetEasy’s controversial “premier agent,” or demand fees for leads.Sebastian Delmont, a StreetEasy co-founder and its former chief technology officer, sits on Igluu’s advisory board. He said he believes Mucha and Igluu is taking the right approach by being “very mindful of agents’ interests.”Carlos Grass, Stratus’ president, said he assumed a large equity position in Igluu with the intention of cracking open the New York market. He recalled not being impressed by what Mucha had built to date, but he appreciated his goal and saw an opportunity for Stratus.“My standard [MLS] system that I provide … doesn’t work in New York City. And that’s why we started here,” he explained at the breakfast. “If you make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.”“You just need to make it work,” broker Mike Malul of City Connections commented from the audience.Donna Olshan, who did not attend the event, said she does not view Stratus’ track record in New York as an asset. As a consumer who uses the RLS by Stratus, she said, “my judgment is that it’s not any system that I would put a dollar into. Not one.”After the event, Malul noted that it was the third time this month he’d heard a pitch for creating a single listings platform and he expressed doubt over Mucha’s comment that Igluu has no plans to market to consumers.“I don’t think they need to convince the brokers. I think they need to convince the public,” he said. “That’s where the fight is and that’s where the money is.”Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Igluu and Stratus’ new platform would be a MLS system. Igluu’s portal aggregates listings from MLS partners’ data feeds.Write to Erin Hudson at [email protected] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAmerica’s only blind marching band is set to ring in 2010 as the first ensemble of its kind to march in the Tournament of Roses’ Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif.Their journey to the 121st Rose Parade is a marvel even to the Ohio State School for the Blind’s marching band leader Dan Kelly.  (Continue reading in Pasadena Star-News)last_img read more

first_imgIf you live in the Shawnee Mission area, you’ve got it about as good as it gets in the state of Kansas, according to a new set of rankings from the website Niche.Eight of the top ten slots in the website’s 2018 Best Places to Live in Kansas rankings are filled with Shawnee Mission area cities. The top ten are:LeawoodPrairie VillageOverland ParkWestwoodFairwayLenexaLawrenceShawneeOlatheMission HillsOther northeast Johnson County cities fared well in the rankings as well, with Mission coming in at spot 11, Roeland Park at 14 and Merriam at 19.Niche based the rankings on a variety of factors, including quality of public schools, crime rates, affordability of house, cost of living and the job market.Niche, a data-driven analysis project originally started out of Carnegie Mellon University, has looked favorably on the Shawnee Mission area in other ranking sets as well, recently naming Overland Park the second best city in the country to buy a house.You can see the full set of rankings of for the 2018 Best Places to Live in Kansas here.last_img read more

first_img ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Sep 10, 2020 NASA Features Belizean Scientist, Emil Cherrington and… You may be interested in… Warnings of high surf, large waves, rip currents and floods have been issued several Member States, but there is no tsunami alert for the Region, contrary to information that has been circulating that some 30 countries are on tsunami alert following a large earthquake in Costa Rica. High tides and unusually large waves were also registered in Barbados, The Bahamas and Dominica. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… Sep 4, 2020center_img Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Over the past few weeks, the Caribbean has been experiencing unusually high tides, massive waves, flooding and coastal erosion. Even as preparations are underway for the upcoming hurricane season that is predicted to be another active one, concern is high across the Region at the manifestation of the changing climate. Late February, coastal erosion resulted in the collapse of about 18 000 square metres, the destruction of homes and the evacuation of families in Cedros, a seaside area in Trinidad and Tobago. The Trinidad Express in an editorial on 1 March, 2018, said that there were reports that waves from the sea were climbing higher, pounding the shore, and causing severe undermining. In Guyana last week, unusually large waves slammed the sea defence along the West Coast of Demerara, and caused heavy flooding in surrounding areas. Reflections on Climate Resilience in the Caribbean and indications for innovative Approaches(Global Frontier Advisory and Development Services (GOFAD), 13 September) The Bahamas tragedy following the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian has brought into stark reality the unrelenting havoc that natural disasters have wreaked on the Caribbean Region in recent years.  The  Special Report on Climate Change and Land ( SRCCL) from…September 18, 2019In “Indepth”UPDATE on Hurricane Dorian and The Bahamas Tragedy(GOFAD, 6 September 2019) Since this Blog was written on Tuesday September 3, the death toll has risen to 30 and the extend of the damage is captured in the video link below . According to Dr Duane Sands , Minister of Health the mortality rate is likely to be…September 9, 2019In “Features”Stakes high for CARICOM at COP21(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     “Unless we can get the countries that are the major emitters of green house gases to commit to more ambitious reductions, the Caribbean will be confronted with more extreme storms and hurricanes, more frequent and prolonged droughts, dangerous sea-level rise that will wash away…November 28, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 7, 2020 Sep 3, 2020last_img read more

first_imgJessie Menkens, with Alaska Primary Care, says so many of Americans were signing up through the federal marketplace that the deadline for coverage January 1 was extended by a few days… Menkens says the increased interest in coverage this year could be connected with change at the federal level, and the expectation that President-Elect Donald Trump will repeal part or all of Obamacare… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Healthcare navigators are traveling around the Kenai Peninsula, reminding local residents that their services are free and available year-round, focusing particularly on the January deadline to sign up for 2017 health insurance coverage. Menkens: “There’s a lot of concern going right now. We are here to serve Alaskans and to support them with their health. We’re not certain what will be happening with the changes head, but we do know that there is repeal coming and we will wait to see sort of how that unfolds and what that means for Alaskans. This work is non-partisan. We’re here to support everyone and we have a duty to provide fair and factual information, so as things unfold, we are going to continue to be a resource for listeners in this area.” There is just one insurer offering individual plans in the marketplace this year: Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield. Menkens: “It was a December 15th deadline for coverage effective the first of the year; however, due to an enormous response across the nation, that deadline was extended and it just ended, so folks had a little extra time to get enrolled this year. The next big deadline coming up is actually January 15th and that’s for coverage effective February 1st, 2017.” To make a free and confident appointment with a local healthcare navigator, call 262-3119 and ask for a navigator or visit getcoveredalaska.org for online help.last_img read more

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. — Vanderbilt squandered a chance to pick up its first SEC win, falling 19-10 to South Carolina Saturday. Here are five observations from the Commodores’ loss.Turnovers getting worse: The offseason emphasis on limiting turnovers is wearing off. Vanderbilt committed five  against South Carolina after giving up three against MTSU in the previous game. The Commodores now have a turnover margin of minus-9, by far the worst in the SEC. Johnny McCrary has thrown 10 interceptions in 232 attempts, or one pick for every 23.2 passes. He tossed eight interceptions in 152 passes last season, or one pick for every 19 attempts.Defense carries load, again: There doesn’t appear to be any finger-pointing, but the defense continues to outshine the offense by a wide margin. The five turnovers resulted in three field goals and two punts thanks to some stingy play by the defense. The Commodores also contributed two takeaways — Stephen Weatherly’s fumble recovery and Jahmel McIntosh’s interception — but the offense did nothing with either opportunity.Vanderbilt doomed by turnovers in loss to South CarolinaMcCrary is the guy: Heard this one before? No matter what obstacles come, McCrary appears to be Vanderbilt’s quarterback for the foreseeable future. The patience of coach Derek Mason and offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig has been tested, and they’ve stuck with him. At MTSU, they left him in, and McCrary helped deliver a comeback in the final minutes. And when he piled up four turnovers in the second half Saturday, the coaches never flinched. He’s here to stay.Is Sims new “emphasis”? Darrius Sims rushed for a career-high 104 yards on just six carries and added three catches for 22 yards. He had runs of 29 and 41 yards and looked to be more of an option for Ludwig, who promised to “shift emphasis” in his offense in the final seven games. Sims said he learned more of the playbook during the off week and hopes to be utilized in multiple ways moving forward.SPANNING THE SEC: Check in for the latest news, notes, scores and more for one of college football’s best conferences! More receivers not better: Nine Vanderbilt players caught at least one pass for the third time this season, but there were no big individual performances or deep balls. Since having  a Vanderbilt record 240 receiving yards against Austin Peay, Trent Sherfield has been solid, but he was held to just two catches against South Carolina. The Commodores need a big-play threat in the passing game. If it’s not Sherfield, who is it?Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. NEXT GAME VANDERBILT (2-4, 0-3 SEC) vs. MISSOURI (4-3, 1-3) When: 3 p.m. Saturday TV/radio: SEC Network/1510-AM, 95.9 FMVandy’s chance to give Mason first SEC win slips awayVanderbilt coordinator calls plays from sideline Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary is sacked by South Carolina's Taylor Stallworth (90) and Skai Moore during the first half on Oct. 17, 2015.Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary is sacked by South Carolina’s Taylor Stallworth (90) and Skai Moore during the first half on Oct. 17, 2015.last_img read more