Dynamic Dividend Advantage Class launched

“This gives Canadians an investment vehicle that allows them to benefit from one of Cecilia’s areas of expertise,” says David Goodman, president and CEO of Dynamic Funds. Mo has over 15 years of investment experience as both a highly respected portfolio manager and research analyst. Her research-driven, bottom-up approach requires careful balance sheet analysis and a strong understanding of valuation; two of Mo’s key strengths. In addition to managing Dynamic Dividend Advantage Class, Mo manages or co-manages Dynamic Value Fund of Canada, Dynamic Canadian Value Class, Dynamic Dividend Value Fund, Dynamic Value Balanced Fund, Dynamic Value Balanced Class, DMP Value Balanced Class and DMP Canadian Value Class. Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF Dynamic Funds Tuesday announced the launch of Dynamic Dividend Advantage Class, a new corporate class fund managed by portfolio manager Cecilia Mo. The fund invests in a diversified portfolio primarily consisting of the equity securities of dividend or distribution paying Canadian businesses without restriction to sector or market capitalization. Related news IE Staff Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BMO to launch six new mutual funds Keywords Fund managers,  Fund launchesCompanies Dynamic Funds Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Steam Spy will now refuse all requests for removal of data

first_imgSteam Spy will now refuse all requests for removal of dataTechland prompted a change in policy – and a reversal of prior decisions – at Steam SpyMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefFriday 26th August 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareSteam Spy will no longer comply with requests for game data to be removed from its website. According to Sergey Galyonkin, the site’s founder, doing so has the potential to “hurt” its audience with no obvious benefits to anyone.In the past, Steam Spy has agreed to remove games from several developers and publishers, including Paradox Interactive and Squad, which makes Kerbal Space Program. However, a request from Techland has prompted a change in policy, with Sergey Galyonkin taking to Twitter to state his belief in, “building a tool that is useful for…game developers.”So, let’s see what happens if I restore all the removed games at Steam Spy.— Steam Spy (@Steam_Spy) August 25, 2016From a developer’s perspective, the common concern is that, however Galyonkin frames the matter, Steam Spy’s data can still be misinterpreted as an accurate indicator of sales and revenue, creating potential issues with both fans and business partners. The fact that movie industry hasn’t collapsed despite releasing box office numbers gives me faith that games industry will survive as well )— Steam Spy (@Steam_Spy) August 25, 2016Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your companylast_img read more

Michelin Agilis CrossClimate comes to small PCVs

Agilis CrossClimate: Versatile tyre for small PCVs that is 3PMSF compliantMichelin has extended its CrossClimate tyre range into the mini and midicoach market.The new Agilis CrossClimate is a summer tyre with full winter capability, giving safety in all weathers, high mileage capability, robustness, damage resistance and long-lasting performance.It is also 3PMSF certified and suitable for use on mud and grass, says Michelin.The tyre’s all-year mobility has been achieved by a rugged tread pattern, manufactured with innovative new rubber compounds to promote flexibility in cold temperatures, and sidewall and shoulder protection.www.michelin.com

Metsger: 1,100 comment letters to NCUA on RBC

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Nicholas BallasyHolding a stack of papers, NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger told CU Times more than 1,100 comment letters have been submitted to the regulator on the proposed risk-based capital rule.“We have a lot of good information here. I think they will make those listening sessions valuable, dynamic and help us reach the right conclusion,” Metsger said in a video interview after the NCUA board meeting on Thursday. continue reading »last_img

Insurers march on the Treasury to demand discount rate rethink

first_imgPhilip HammondSource: ANDY RAIN/EPA/REX/ShutterstockInsurance companies took a hit in the aftermath of the lord chancellor’s decision to recalculate the rate at which personal injury settlements are discounted, with share prices falling amid profit warnings.Direct Line shares dipped 7.16%, closing last night at 338.5p.The group had estimated that the government’s decision to cut the rate from 2.5% to minus 0.75% for personal injury compensation would reduce profit before tax for 2016 by between £215m and £230m after reinsurance recoveries.The firm had previously disclosed in its 2015 annual report that its claims liabilities at that time were calculated using a discount rate of 1.5%.Admiral, meanwhile, saw its shares fall 2.46% and postponed the announcement of its 2016 results – due this week – by a further seven days.The company said the majority of the financial impact in respect of premiums earned during 2016 and prior years will be reflected as a one-off charge against 2016 second-half profits.The total net financial impact of all claims settling at the new rate is estimated at between £140m to £175m. The estimated net financial impact on 2016 reported profit is £70m to £100m.Insurers’ anger at the decision, which lord chancellor Liz Truss described as the ‘only legally acceptable’ option available to her, was summed up by its representative body, the Association of British Insurers (ABI).Evans said the government had shown an ‘utter disregard’ for the impact the change would have on consumers, businesses and the wider operation of the insurance market.‘Claims costs will soar, making it inevitable that there will be an increase in motor and liability premiums for millions of drivers and businesses across the UK,’ he said.Andrew Tyrie MP, chair of the influential treasury committee of the House of Commons, agreed other ways of calculating the discount rate need to be examined, including one that reflects the long-term equilibrium risk-free yield.‘The government is now consulting on how the discount rate should be set for the future,’ he said. ‘This is not before time. If changes to primary legislation are appropriate, controversial though they may be, the government should consider them.’The insurance lobby’s argument was covered favourably by the media. The BBC had the story at the top of its news page for much of Monday, with the headline ‘Car insurance “set to soar” after ruling’.The Guardian led with the NHS facing a £1bn annual bill after a ‘reckless’ change to injury payouts, with the Times taking the same angle. The Telegraph headline quoted the ABI saying the decision was ‘crazy’, while the Evening Standard said an insurance payouts shake-up would ‘land NHS with £1bn bill and hit drivers’. Bosses of 15 of the UK’s biggest motor and commercial liability insurers today met chancellor Philip Hammond to ask him to intervene in the discount rate decision.Justice secretary Liz Truss this week opted to change the rate at which compensation payments are reduced, a move which prompted immediate warnings of costs to public bodies like the NHS and to insured drivers.The Association of British Insurers has revealed it will lobby Hammond for a law change on the calculation of the discount rate to be included in the Prison and Courts Bill, which was laid before parliament last week. The rate is set to change from 20 March but insurers say reform ‘cannot wait until Easter’.ABI director Huw Evans said: ‘The chancellor will today hear just how concerned insurers are about the way this change will hit their customers. It makes no sense to do something that will inevitably pile costs onto motorists, businesses and taxpayers at such a difficult time based on a broken formula.’It is not too late for the government to deliver a fairer deal for consumers and claimants and it should commit to urgent reform of the law before this crazy decision becomes a reality.’last_img read more

Youth Ambassadors want violence against women eradicated

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Youth Ambassadors want violence against women eradicated by: – November 25, 2014 Share Share Tweetcenter_img 187 Views   no discussions Share Dominica’s CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Deion Anselm and Kerahia Jno. Baptiste (file photo)Dominica’s CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Deion Anselm and Kerahia Jno. Baptiste are joining their regional counterparts in seeking ways of eradicating acts of violence against women. This as Dominica joins in observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women today, Tuesday 25 November 2014.They have also appealed to the youth to make a conscious decision that violence against women ends with their generation. The Ambassadors said in a press release on Tuesday 25 November 2014, they “stand in solidarity with our mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, nieces, girlfriends and every female in between to say: STOP” as this ought to be the resounding message across the region in response to violence against females.“In this regard, it is the firm belief of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Corps that violence against women leaves scars way beyond the physical and psychological marks left on those who are forced to endure it”.“Rather, it affects entire families, communities, countries and indeed our beloved region quite profoundly. To the abusers, we say STOP,” the message states.According to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women’s website, violence affects a significant percentage of women and girls in the Caribbean.It further states that regional instances of rape are higher than the global average and statistics suggest that one in every three women experience domestic violence. “Even so, a true picture of the prevalence is hampered by under-reporting, as many women are reluctant to report these crimes out of fear or shame. To the survivors, we say STOP! You are not to blame, speak up and speak out against your abusers,” the Ambassadors said.The Ambassadors note that as young regional leaders, “wearing our glowing orange today, we remind ourselves and those around us that our women should always be respected”.“A woman is not property to be owned. She also is not to be violated or abused. To those who think otherwise, we say STOP!” However, they acknowledge that they cannot eradicate violence against women “alone, we need the help of each and every person living in the Caribbean to ensure that the days of ‘see and don’t see’ are over. Turning a blind eye can cost a woman her life so STOP!” “We therefore call on our governments, NGO’s, law enforcement officers, policymakers, parents, churches, schools, clubs and wider society to renew your individual and collective commitments to eliminate violence against our women and girls. Today we come together to say: STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN,” the Ambassadors said.last_img read more

Tricks, repeat? The best Super Bowl gimmicks

first_imgIn this Feb. 5, 2006, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward (86) leaps into the end zone past Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant on on a 43-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the fourth quarter during the Super Bowl XL football game in Detroit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)Trick plays stand out in a Super Bowl a little like clown suits at a cocktail party.In this highest-of-high-stakes contest, the appetite for NFL coaches whose strategies lean more conservative than not is typically low for gadgets and gimmicks. Surprising the other team with a safety blitz or deep pass, sure, but the risk of true trickery can be steep with a title on the line.Yes, the reward of a valuable touchdown remains. Mess up a trick play in a game of this magnitude and lose a close one in the end? Well, good luck living that decision down, coach, for the rest of your career.Perhaps another gimmick or two will emerge next week in Arizona when New England plays Seattle. The Patriots threw a touchdown pass to left tackle Nate Solder in the AFC championship game, after all, and the Seahawks scored on a fake field goal toss by punter Jon Ryan to spur their comeback victory for the NFC title.For now, here’s a list of the best trick plays in Super Bowl history:‘AMBUSH’ IN MIAMIOnside kicks are expected at the end of the game when the trailing team is running out of time, but New Orleans stunned Indianapolis and everyone else watching the game by recovering the kickoff to start the second half in Miami after the 2009 season.The play was called “ambush,” a stutter-step tap by rookie kicker Thomas Morstead out of a standard formation that came with the Colts leading 10-6. The Saints responded with their first touchdown six plays and 58 yards later and went on to win 31-17.Payton was inspired by his mentor Bill Parcells, one of the boldest coaches in history. Payton drew praise from President Barack Obama at the White House ceremony for the first-time champions.“I make some tough decisions every day, but I’ve never decided on an onside kick in the second half of the Super Bowl. That took some guts,” Obama said.SECOND-HALF SPARKTwenty-three years earlier, Parcells was the coach who saw the opening for a surprise with his team trailing at the break. The New York Giants lined up for a punt on fourth-and-1 near midfield when backup quarterback Jeff Rutledge moved up behind center before the snap. He took it 2 yards on a sneak, and Phil Simms had them in the end zone five plays later for a 16-10 lead over Denver at the Rose Bowl stadium.Later in the third quarter, Parcells struck again. With the Broncos focused on stopping the run, Joe Morris took a handoff he flipped back to Simms, who found Phil McConkey wide open for a 44-yard completion on the flea flicker. With a touchdown on the next play, the Giants were up by 16 points and went on to win handily.STICK IT TO ‘EMThe Super Bowl after the 1977 season was held in New Orleans, where Dallas had a 10-point lead midway through the fourth quarter. After Denver lost a fumble on a sack at its 29-yard line, Cowboys coach Tom Landry called for the kill shot. Running back Robert Newhouse took a pitch and ran left before stopping to throw right to Golden Richards for the game-sealing touchdown.Newhouse said later he was nervous in the huddle because of an excess of Stickum, the now-banned substance once used by skill-position players to grip the ball more easily, on his hands.“Preston Pearson handed me this rag, and I was in there scrubbing it all,” Newhouse said in an interview with The Dallas Morning News.LET ‘EM HAVE ITTrick plays aren’t only for the offense. Green Bay, the champion after the 1996 season, was going for back-to-back titles the following year in San Diego. With the game tied after the two-minute warning, Packers coach Mike Holmgren liked his team’s chance of scoring another touchdown with the ball back better than stopping Denver on second-and-goal from the 1. So they let Terrell Davis into the end zone without trying to tackle him.The strategy almost worked. The Packers had 105 seconds left and drove to the 31, but the Broncos held on for the 31-24 victory.STEELERS SURPRISELeading Seattle by four points early in the fourth quarter in Detroit after the 2005 season, Pittsburgh got the ball back with an interception at its 5-yard line. A return, a penalty and three plays later, coach Bill Cowher made a bold call.Running back Willie Parker handed off to wide receiver Antwaan Randle El on a first-and-10 reverse from the Seahawks 43. Then Randle El, a former college quarterback at Indiana, halted his run and heaved the ball to a wide-open Hines Ward for the 21-10 final score. That’s the only touchdown pass by a wide receiver in Super Bowl history.“When we called it, my eyes lit up and I had to try to not give it away,” Randle El said.___AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Cricket: India shorten the practice match against county side Essex due to unbearable heat…

first_imgAdvertisement 95oyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb5phWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9nwal( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7amkwWould you ever consider trying this?😱gog6Can your students do this? 🌚ytauRoller skating! Powered by Firework The prevalent heat wave in England has resulted in the reduction of a four-day practice match to three days, scheduled against the men in Blue. The visiting side claimed that the curtailed match shall give them an extra day off to take rest and recover ahead of the Test series commencing from 1st August.Advertisement After the discussion between the Indian support staff and the ground staff, it has been noted that the heat is the main reason for shortening the match. Indian coach Ravi Shastri was seen having an animated discussion with the local officials and the Indian team management took this decision during this afternoon’s net practice.Advertisement Another main displeasure for the Indian team management was that the two net’s pitches were completely bald in comparison to the match wicket, which had a healthy green top. With the wicket and ground conditions turning out to be completely different from what has been expected, it remains to be seen how the Indian team management goes about doing things over the next three days. Advertisement Also Read :England vs. India: James Anderson’s take on Kohli’s return to EnglandCricket: India shall get no rest before they face Pakistan at the Asia Cup 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

Kiren Rijiju vows to take steps to include shooting in CWG 2022

first_imgAdvertisement crNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6vjjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4l8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 29lsn5lWould you ever consider trying this?😱2agCan your students do this? 🌚9kzvRoller skating! Powered by Firework The decision of the Commonwealth Games organizers to not include shooting in the 2022 edition in Birmingham has hurt the Indian athletes a lot. The Indian Olympic Association is not happy with the decision and is even looking forward to boycotting the tournament. However, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has vowed to take diplomatic steps to include the game.Advertisement Image Credits: DNA IndiaAt the sidelines of the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, the new Sports Minister said “I know about this pull threat by IOA. But we can’t interfere much. But a sport, where India has a good chance to win medals, we will try and take diplomatic steps to have shooting included.”IOA Secretary Rajeev Mehta resonated with the sports’ minister claims.Advertisement “Shooting is a big sport in India and for many shooters, CWG is a stepping stone to Olympics two years later. It is a big setback for shooting as well as Indian sport as a whole. We have made representations to the CGF, and the government has also done that but still shooting has been left out.”Boycotting the Commonwealth Games won’t be a step that will suit the interests of a lot of athletes. But, it remains to be seen what diplomatic steps Kiren Rijiju will take to make sure shooting finds its way back.Advertisement ALSO READ:IOC lifts provisional ban on India barring them to host Olympic events   Advertisementlast_img read more

Ashes to ashes

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows A community centre born from the devastation of Ash Wednesday faces closure if it cannot find more…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img