People / Martin Drew exits cargo for Etihad’s Americas’ passenger business

first_img By Alex Lennane 12/05/2015 James Gilliard (left) and Martin Drew Martin Drew, the fast-rising airline executive who took on the role of chief at Jet Airways Cargo, has returned to Etihad – but on the passenger side. He will become vice-president for the Americas, responsible for the commercial organization of Etihad Airways in the United States, Canada and South America.Jet Airways has confirmed to The Loadstar that James Gilliard, manager – cargo Asia Pacific, will handle the responsibilities of the Cargo division in the interim basis. Mr Gilliard has worked at Jet since April 2014, after roles at Etihad as senior global key account manager and regional cargo sales manager.He was also Gulf Air’s cargo manager for Europe.Jet Airways recently launched its first freighter service, operated by Etihad, and could add two more A330-200Fs to its fleet. It has been steadily increasing its cargo interests.last_img read more

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How boxes of infant skulls helped solve a 19th-century medical mystery

first_img WATCH: This operating room changed medical history Every part of the transaction was secret.The grieving mothers couldn’t afford to bury their dead infants, so they sold the tiny bodies. The doctors buying the corpses knew the arrangements were illicit and left no paper trail.These hushed transactions helped build the foundation of anatomy as medical students now learn it.advertisement University of Cambridge Leave this field empty if you’re human: “We found that the anatomists were dissecting them in a completely different way because they are so special. They would dissect them very gently and keep their bodies in the lab for generations to come, instead of reburying them as they did for adults,” said Dr. Piers Mitchell, a biological anthropologist, historian, and pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Cambridge, who coauthored the study.The finding begins to solve a long-standing medical mystery. Historians knew that some anatomists used emaciated young bodies to show their students vasculature and the nervous system, as well as the stages of development. But until now, there was almost no archeological evidence that these infant dissections had ever taken place.Selling cadavers by the inchIn the 18th and 19th centuries, trying to understand the human body at any age often meant breaking the law.In 1752, the British government passed the Murder Act, which allowed the bodies of criminals who had been hanged to be taken by medical professors, but that only provided an average of 77 corpses a year — and some medical schools used as many as 500.So the doctors relied on what they called “resurrectionists”: gangs who stole fresh corpses from graveyards and grieving households. Anatomists also occasionally purchased bodies from impoverished mothers after a stillbirth, an infant death, or, in some desperate cases, infanticide. This illicit trade in corpses was so strong that it continued even after poorhouses began to donate their unclaimed dead. @ericboodman Related: Please enter a valid email address. About the Author Reprints General Assignment Reporter Eric focuses on narrative features, exploring the startling ways that science and medicine affect people’s lives. Related: [email protected] Many of the historical details have been lost — but a paper published Thursday in the Journal of Anatomy reveals the story behind 54 skulls of infants and fetuses stashed away in the University of Cambridge’s department of archeology and anthropology. The earliest was from 1768, the most modern from around 1913.The researchers who discovered the skulls could trace every move the 18th- and 19th-century anatomists made as they studied the small corpses. Instead of the huge incisions often made on adult cadavers, all but one of these skulls showed tiny cuts from knives that were used to delicately divide the skin. There were also grooves left by brushes used to remove soft tissues.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Eric Boodman “It’s such a hidden history,” said Elizabeth Hurren, a historian of medicine at the University of Leicester in England, who has written extensively about dissections in the 18th and 19th centuries.She has looked at more than 30,000 cases of historical dissection and found that doctors always performed a Christian burial when they were done with the cadavers, even if the ceremony had to be held in secret, at night, with a trusted, tight-lipped clergyman from the Church of England.The skulls tucked away in those boxes do not seem to fit that pattern. But to Hurren, this study opens another small window onto a part of medical history that is largely unknown.“It’s a contribution that the poorest have made to medical research,” she said. “We owe the poor … the most tremendous debt in the medical world.” Four horrifying medical procedures we’re glad history forgot By Eric Boodman June 30, 2016 Reprints Tags medical educationmedical research Privacy Policy The mystery of the dissected children emerged, in part, from remains unearthed in old English graveyards. Archeologists found plenty of bodies that bore the scars of dissection — the tops of skulls sawn off, rib cages broken apart — but they were almost all adult men.“People had presumed that they didn’t dissect kids and they just dissected adult males, because we just kept finding adult males in cemeteries who had had their ribs and their skulls cut open,” Mitchell said.Yet there were accounts from grave robbers about selling “smalls” — infant corpses, priced by the inch. And 19th-century English doctors learned and published a lot about the anatomy of the child. Mitchell uses some of that knowledge even today when operating on children.“This was the time [when] people found the structure of the child. All this kind of stuff we only know because of dissections back in the 1800s,” he said.He was curious. So he and his collaborator Jenna Dittmar headed into the anatomic collections at Cambridge, where centuries’ worth of bones are kept in acid-free cardboard boxes. As they zeroed in on the infant skulls, small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, they could pick out the scratch marks left by the dissections and figure out how they were made.Those traces of a gentler dissection technique can explain why archaeologists weren’t finding the sawed-off skulls of children in hospital graveyards. But much about the practice remains mysterious. In the LabHow boxes of infant skulls helped solve a 19th-century medical mystery last_img read more

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Acquisitions, not Congress, will chart biotech’s course in 2020, experts predict

first_img Washington has never before been so focused on lowering prescription drug prices. But these biotech investors aren’t worried.“Politics is politics,” Affinity Asset Advisors senior research analyst Patrick Nosker said of drug pricing legislation at a STAT event Tuesday in New York. “The whole political overhang is definitely going to be noise throughout the next year.” GET STARTED [email protected] Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprints What is it? Acquisitions, not Congress, will chart biotech’s course in 2020, experts predict  Affinity Asset Advisors senior analyst Patrick Nosker (left), Perceptive Advisors managing director Ellen Hukkelhoven and Palkon Capital partner Nathan Sadeghi-Nejad discuss what will and won’t affect the biotech industry in 2020. Michelle Claire Gevint for STAT Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Biotech center_img 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. Tags biotechnologydrug pricingfinanceSTAT+ What’s included? By Kate Sheridan Dec. 6, 2019 Reprints General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. @sheridan_kate 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. Kate Sheridanlast_img read more

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In Pictures: Portlaoise AFC Women keep league title push alive

first_img New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter Pinterest Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 11th September 2018 Twitter WhatsApp SEE ALSO – How Twitter reacted to the first episode of The Town on Virgin Ireland Community In Pictures: Portlaoise AFC Women keep league title push alive Home Sport Soccer In Pictures: Portlaoise AFC Women keep league title push alive SportSoccer Both teams were aware that whoever came out on top in this clash would give their league title hopes a huge boost.Portlaoise started the stronger of the sides against the wind and after plenty of hard battling they were justly rewarded and broke the deadlock.Left winger Grainne Moran, who also stars on Gogglebox Ireland, took the ball down perfectly and made a great run towards the box finishing low and into the corner on the 17th minute.The Portlaoise women had numerous chances following this to double their lead but were unlucky not to convert these.The ever solid back line of Keane, Kehoe, Hyland and sweeper Ellen Healy shut down any Edenderry attack that came their way and ensured no shots were made on keeper Aimee Keane’s goal.It remained 1-0 in the home sides favour at half time.The second half started much like the first with the home side having the added advantage of the wind.Centre midfielders Mo Nerney and Elaine Mahony made some brilliant runs at the Edenderry defence and Nerney was eventually fouled 40 yards from goal. She stepped up and converted the long range free kick to make it 2-0 after 55 minutes.Edenderry were under pressure now and knew they had a tough battle on their hands. Portlaoise went 3-0 up in the 65th minute after Catherine Delaney made a run down the left wing and crossed it into the box where striker Aine O’Connor converted from close range.Portlaoise continued their efforts and threatened the Edenderry side in all areas of the pitch with some powerful kickouts from Keane. Minutes after the 3rd goal some great link up play between Averil Westman and Grainne Moran resulted in Moran scoring her 2nd goal of the day and Portlaoise’s final goal.Edenderry pressed until the end and did not give up. Eventually a consolation goal came for them with 15 minutes to go in the game.Portlaoise have two games remaining in the league and 2 wins will see them secure the KDFL So Fresh Division 2 title.They also have a Cup Final to look forward to where they will face Division 1 side Kildare Town.Team: Aimee Keane, Maria Keane, Aisling Kehoe, Niamh Hyland, Ellen Healy, Grainne Moran, Mo Nerney, Elaine Mahony, Austeja Labutyte, Aine O’Connor, Catherine Delaney Subs: Averil Westman for Austeja Labutyte, Kiahara Dempsey for Elaine MahonyThanks to Tim Keane for the pictures:center_img Community WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articlePortlaoise Panthers make winning start to league campaignNext articleLaois ‘one of the quietest places for criminal activity’ in Ireland 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. Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Council Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Portlaoise AFC Women Portlaoise AFC 4 Edenderry Town 1KDFL So Fresh Division 2Portlaoise women’s team hosted Edenderry on Sunday afternoon in Rossleighan Park in a keenly awaited top of the table tie.The two teams have gone unbeaten in the league but had drawn with one another earlier in the summer.last_img read more

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Weekend Read: One hour from a senior football final – the rise and rise of Killeshin and Ballyfin

first_img Pinterest Killeshin will be appearing in their first senior semi-final since 1959. Prior to this year Ballyfin had only ever won two regular senior championship games in their history. A first ever quarter-final appearance – and that shock win over O’Dempsey’s – is now being followed by a first semi-final.Rewind a bit though to the late 2000s. Both were junior and there was very few saying that they were out of place there.Killeshin have been senior on a handful of occasions. In the late 1950s they won junior and intermediate titles in successive years, 1957 and 1958, with the likes of Sean Price and Liam Doran as their star men. In 59 they reached a senior semi-final only to be beaten by the fine Portarlington team of that era.They won intermediate again in 1974, incidentally in a game where they beat Ballyfin on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-2, and again in 1994, a triumph they celebrated the 25th anniversary of last year.But their stays at senior were never overly lengthy ones. By the mid 2000s they were back in junior and they failed to get out of the grade in 2006 and 2007 at a time when Ballyfin were there too but not serious challengers by any means.2008 was a sort of breakthrough year for both with Ballyfin winning the Division 3 league title and Killeshin winning the junior championship.Killeshin beat The Heath’s second team in the junior final on a wet day in O’Moore Park, their winning goal an absolute cracker from Barry Ryan who’s still involved. That goal was the highlight and the winning of a game that Killeshin edged by 1-4 to 0-6.Ryan is still involved as is Pauric Bolton, who was captain that day. Bolton said in his captain’s speech that Killeshin would be senior within a couple of years but few would have put money on it.Ballyfin players celebrate after winning the Laois JFC ‘A’ title in 2010The emotion of the win shows on the face of Killeshin centre back Mick Malone after the final whistle against The Heath in the JFC final in 2008Yet they were a coming club with ambitious plans for the development of their facilities, a growing community on the edge of Carlow town, a primary school that was increasing in numbers, a good underage amalgamation with their neighbours Crettyard and a lot of their teenage players getting good exposure with Knockbeg College.In 2009 they reached the intermediate final in their first year back in that grade, losing out to Clonaslee in the decider.They failed to get out of the group in 2010 but things all came together for them in 2011 when they featured and reached the final of the Celebrity Bainisteoir TV programme with Tony Cascarino as their manager and then went and won the intermediate, beating Ballyroan-Abbey in the final.A large group of Killeshin supporters in 2008They’ve been senior ever since and not once have they even brushed with relegation.After 2008, Ballyfin went about following a similar path. They lost the junior final to The Heath in 2009 but came back and beat Spink in 2010.Throughout 2011, 12 and 13 they were intermediate but their best showing was a semi-final appearance in 2012. Then in 2014 they went and won it out, beating Clonaslee in the semi-final and Timahoe in the final with Sean Moore announcing his name to a wider audience by scoring three goals. They’ve been senior since.While Killeshin have been building steadily since they won the intermediate title in 2011 and have been in quarter-finals in the last two seasons – only losing after a replay last year – Ballyfin’s run has really come from nowhere.Laois Shopping Centre manager Kevin Doyle presents the man of the match award to Sean Moore, Ballyfin, after the 2014 IFC finalLast year they only maintained their senior status thanks to a relegation final win over Clonaslee.And having pulled out of the league altogether in 2018, this year they played in Division 3, the fourth tier of club football in the county, two divisions lower than Killeshin and three below this weekend’s other semi-finalists Portlaoise and Portarlington.It was a shambles of a competition and they only played five of their 11 regular games as withdrawals and walkovers were rampant. It was a division comprised mostly of Junior ‘A’ and Junior ‘B’ teams and even one Junior ‘C’ team – the third strong side from O’Dempsey’s, a club whose first team Ballyfin would later stun in the senior championship.The Ballyfin team that defeated Timahoe in the 2014 IFC finalPredictably Ballyfin eased to the final but they needed extra time to see off The Rock.As they gathered for a team photo that night in Mountmellick, one of them quipped that “Graiguecullen are getting worried!”There was laughter all round but there was a couple of hints that evening that they were beginning to motor. Even allowing for extra time, to score 1-27 was some going. James Finn and Darragh Connolly, both just back from their travels, only came on at half time. James Moore didn’t play at all. But Allan Connolly scored three points from play in the first half alone from wing back and Jack Priestley, who has had an excellent underage soccer career, scored a couple of nice points from play.Ballyfin manager Killian Fitzpatrick and selector Donnacha Phelan during the 2014 IFC finalManager Killian Fitzpatrick, a former player with the club who was also over them when they won the intermediate five years ago, and Longford native Daryl Egan, now a teacher in Portlaoise College but previously a colleague of Fitzpatrick’s in Portlaoise CBS, were assembling a fine team.A couple of weeks later they did put it up to Graigue, playing a defensive game and being very hard done by the final score of 2-11 to 0-7 as Graigue’s two goals only came late on.Since then Ballyfin have caught fire. They hit Crettyard for 4-13 in the second round, then they scored 5-17 against Arles-Killeen and then dumped O’Dempsey’s out. In their last two games they were 3/1 and 4/1 outsiders. Tomorrow they are outsiders again, although at 7/4 they’re not the no hopers they were considered in the earlier rounds. By Steven Miller – 28th September 2019 Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results TAGSBallyfinBallyfin v KilleshinKilleshinLaois SFC Killeshin and Ballyfin have both come a long way over the last ten years or so This Sunday in O’Moore Park, the footballers of Killeshin and Ballyfin will do battle in the semi-final of the Laois senior championship.A little over ten years ago the fixture would barely have been a standout game in the junior grade.This year, however, one of them will play in a senior final for the first time ever. Over the last 20 years, Arles-Killeen, Arles-Kilcruise and The Rock have upset the traditional old order and reached a senior final – now Killeshin and Ballyfin are seeking to get their biggest day of all too. Killeshin players celebrate after winning the Laois IFC final in 2011Both clubs will know the size of the opportunity in front of them. A decade ago they could only have dreamed of a day like it.In two weeks one of them will march behind the band on county final day.Who could ever have seen that coming?SEE ALSO – From Primary School coaching to All Ireland minor finals – the GAA career of Ballyfin’s Oliver Phelan Weekend Read: One hour from a senior football final – the rise and rise of Killeshin and Ballyfin WhatsApp GAA GAA Facebook Twitter Home Sport GAA Weekend Read: One hour from a senior football final – the rise… SportGAAGaelic Football Previous articleFrom primary school coaching to All Ireland minor finals – Oliver Phelan on his remarkable GAA careerNext articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the Laois JFC and IFC Finals Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook GAA last_img read more

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One of Ireland’s biggest garden centres is on a mission to drive Laois primary schools wild

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleWomen in Sport: Success, sacrifices and influences, it’s Camross goalkeeper Niamh DollardNext articleKilkenny hurling great Eoin Larkin in Portlaoise on Saturday Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. Facebook GAA WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin REPRO FREE – NO REPRODUCTION FEECountryLife launches its exciting and engaging new Operation WildNation plan to help protect some of our under threat wild bird species. It has teamed up with renowned environmentalist, author and broadcaster, Éanna Ni Lamhna, for the fun campaign which is already gathering momentum among primary school children country-wide. Also included are Fergal Joy, CountryLife Horticulturist and Sofia Ni Mhaoldomhnaig, Colour Me Wild mascotPhoto: Patrick Browne One of Ireland’s biggest garden centres is on a mission to drive primary school pupils in Laois absolutely wild.CountryLife Garden Centres want to educate the nation about wild bird conservation through its exciting and engaging new Operation WildNation initiative.Ultimately they’re helping to protect some of our under threat wild bird species – among these thrushes and finches – during the tough autumn and winter months.The group, which has 14 CountryLife Garden Centre outlets across the country along with an online gardening website and Laois store in Mountmellick and Monasterevin, has teamed up with renowned environmentalist, author and broadcaster, Éanna Ni Lamhna for Operation WildNation.The fun initiative, which is already gathering momentum, aims to engage thousands of primary school children country-wide on the importance of looking after nature’s wildlife.The campaign includes an exciting Operation WildNation colouring competition focusing on children from first to third class with templates and full competition details available now on www.countrylife.ie/colourmewild.The winning child or school will receive an interactive talk with Éanna and an expert horticulturalist from their local CountryLife Garden Centre.Pictured at the launch was Sofia Ni Mhaoldomhnaig, Colour Me Wild mascot.Picture: Patrick BrowneThe prize also includes a fun peanut butter and seed roll-making session as well as vouchers, a wild bird survival kit for the school and more.Éanna Ni Lamhna said: “Children are the ones leading the charge on climate change and protecting our environment.“Anyone with a garden can get great enjoyment and fun out of watching out for wild birds.If there are berries in your garden, if there’s ivy on your walls, if you’ve prickly hedges or if you introduce bird boxes, some bird seed and invest in a good wild bird book and a pair of binoculars there’s endless pleasure to be had.“It’s fun, its where lifelong memories are made and it requires focus – you can’t press pause or rewind if you miss that robin or goldfinch. But it’s so worthwhile.I’m delighted to be championing Operation WildNation and getting out and meeting children and visiting schools,” she added.SEE ALSO – New Portlaoise ring road set to officially open this Friday Pinterest Pinterest Twittercenter_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory One of Ireland’s biggest garden centres is on a mission to drive Laois primary schools wild WhatsApp GAA Home News Community One of Ireland’s biggest garden centres is on a mission to drive… NewsCommunityDeaths By Aedín Dunne – 1st November 2019 GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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North Korean Bank Facing Day in Court

first_img News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korean Bank Facing Day in Court Facebook Twitter News By Chris Green – 2010.05.06 2:55pm One of North Korea’s major banks is facing a lawsuit from a Taiwanese bank which says it is owed almost $6.5 million in principal and interest on a $5 million loan made the better part of ten years ago, according to reports.The North’s Foreign Trade Bank apparently took the $5 million loan from Mega International Commercial Bank back in 2001, but as of this year had only repaid $462,000, all of it during and after 2008. The first hearing is scheduled to take place in a New York court on May 17th.Mega International Commercial Bank is one of the biggest banks in Taiwan, with a workforce of more than 5,000 and branches in 17 countries. It filed the lawsuit against the North Korean bank back in January this year. The Foreign Trade Bank of North Korea, which was set up in 1959, is one of North Korea’s main financial institutions. When it celebrated its 50th anniversary back in September, 2009, Chosun Central News Agency was fulsome in its praise, saying the bank had “boosted its business capability and improved international confidence as required by the times when the country’s international prestige and economic potential are rising remarkably, and made a brisk way into international financial markets, steadily expanding the business relations with various other banks of the world on the principle of independence, equality and mutual benefit.”This is the latest setback for a country which already finds it extremely hard to raise capital internationally after it defaulted on its sovereign debt in the mid-1980s, and cannot bode well for ongoing efforts to build a strong and prosperous state by 2012. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak center_img News News SHARE There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China AvatarChris Green last_img read more

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iA Financial expands seg fund lineup

first_img Empire Life launches three new seg funds Megan Harman Quebec City-based Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (iA Financial Group) is expanding its lineup of segregated funds, with the launch of four new global funds and a family of five global index portfolios. Related news Keywords Segregated fundsCompanies Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services CI GAM and Empire Life launch seg fund suite iA Financial Group announced on Monday the introduction of two new funds in partnership with its Kelowna, B.C.-based subsidiary Forstrong Global Asset Management Inc., as well as two new funds in partnership with Toronto-based Fidelity Investments Canada ULC. Global Diversified Fixed Income Fund and Global Diversified Equity Fund are both managed by Tyler Mordy, president and CEO of Forstrong. Mordy analyzes growth and income opportunities within a wide range of asset classes, sectors, countries and currencies, to ensure strategic portfolio diversification. iA Financial Group also introduced Fidelity Global Monthly Income Fund and Fidelity Global Concentrated Equity Fund. Fidelity Global Monthly Income Fund provides exposure to equities and fixed-income securities, as well as other asset classes not easily available to individual investors. The principal portfolio managers are Geoff Stein and David Wolf. Fidelity Global Concentrated Equity Fund, managed by portfolio manager Patrice Quirion, holds a concentrated portfolio of securities selected by Quirion. “These new funds are an excellent complement to a portfolio by encouraging global exposure, thereby making it possible to manage risks overall,” said Manon Gauthier, senior vice president, individual savings and retirement at iA Financial Group, in a statement. iA Financial Group is also launching a new family of five low-cost global index portfolios, called the Indexia funds, which are comprised of recognized stock indexes. The five funds include Indexia Prudent, Indexia Moderate, Indexia Balanced, Indexia Growth and Indexia Aggressive. The new Indexia funds have a management expense ratio of 1.95% (in Classic Series 75/75). They are managed passively, with monthly rebalancing. “These funds are additional solutions put forth by iA Financial Group to meet the needs of advisors and their clients in reaching the latter’s savings objectives,” said Gauthier in a statement. All of the new funds are immediately available for investment in the IAG Savings and Retirement Program Classic Series 75/75 and 75/100, as well as the Prestige series, which offer preferential pricing to investors who have a significant volume of assets. Photo copyright: vizafoto/123RF Empire Life expands digital applications to seg funds vizafoto/123RF Canada Life to launch new shelf of mutual funds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Feds release claim amounts from carbon tax

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS The Department of Finance has released the Climate Action Incentive (CAI) amounts that residents of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan will be able to claim on their 2019 personal income tax returns.In Alberta, a single adult or the first adult in a couple will be able to claim $444. The second adult in a couple or first child of a single parent will be able to claim $222, and each child under 18 (starting with the second child for single parents) will be able to claim $111. Related news Government to reimburse self-employed workers who repaid CERB hand nurturing and watering young baby plants growing in germination sequence on fertile soil with natural green background 123RF/Weerapat Kiatdumrong For eligible Albertans, the amount reflects fuel charge proceeds generated from January 2020 to March 2021.In Manitoba, the three amounts are $243, $121 and $61.In Saskatchewan, the three amounts are $405, $202 and $101.In Ontario, the three amounts are $224, $112 and $56.Taxpayers who live in rural and small communities are eligible for a supplementary CAI payment of 10% of their province’s baseline amount. Keywords Taxes U.S. proposes tax of at least 15% on global corporate profits Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff last_img read more

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Sustainalytics unveils new Impact Metrics

first_img IG Wealth amends product shelf panorama with green house and windmill on white background 123RF Keywords ESG,  Responsible investing,  Portfolio managers,  Product The six broad themes that are covered are basic needs, climate action, healthy ecosystems, human development, leadership and collaboration, and resource security — and all six correspond with one or more of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).About the leadership and collaboration theme, Sustainalytics said in a release that it considers that area as “a baseline theme, which addresses the indirect impacts an entity can have by way of its leadership and contribution to collective efforts.”“Investors of all types are not only using ESG [environmental, social and governance] data for risk mitigation but also to determine whether their investments are aligned with creating a more sustainable future,” the release said.However, while the use of ESG data has “evolved rapidly,” Megan Wallingford, associate director of product strategy and development at Sustainalytics, said in the release that “measuring and reporting on positive and negative ESG outcomes has been difficult to-date given different interpretations on how to assess impact.”These new metrics are “a structured set of product and operational metrics backed by a transparent framework,” she added, which should help investors understand and monitor their ESG holdings. BMO to launch six new mutual funds ESG interest on the rise, but so is fear of greenwashing Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IE Staff Related news Sustainalytics has launched a new set of metrics that were designed to measure whether investments are in line with the sustainable goals of asset managers and investors.These new Impact Metrics, of which there are 40, can be used to design products and build portfolios as well as help investors “choose specific impact themes” to focus on, a release said. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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