Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Home Capital Group Inc. The Toronto-based company announced on Tuesday that Brad Kotush, a former CFO at Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., will join the alternative mortgage company as of Sept. 1. Kotush joined a predecessor firm of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. in 1996 and became its CFO in 2006, a position he held until he left in February. His resignation from Canaccord Genuity was announced last November. At Home Capital, an alternative mortgage lender that has been through a tumultuous year, the role of CFO has been filled on an interim basis since former CFO Robert Morton was reassigned last April. Morton was one of three senior executives to be reprimanded by the Ontario Securities Commission this month after they reached a “highly negotiated settlement” that included $11 million of payments by the company and three former executives to a $29.5 million fund for shareholders covered by a related class-action lawsuit. Besides the financial penalties, the OSC barred retired Home Capital CEO Gerald Soloway, his immediate successor Martin Reid and Morton from being an officer or director of a public company for specified periods. Yousry Bissada, a veteran of Canada’s mortgage industry, who became the company’s CEO earlier this month, announced the appointment of Kotush to Home Capital’s senior management team. Prior to that, Home Capital got a vote of confidence from famed American billionaire Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway is investing in the company and providing much-needed funding. Photo copyright: Home Capital Group Inc. Home Capital Group Inc. is continuing to rebuild its executive ranks with the hiring of a new chief financial officer (CFO) who has extensive experience in Canada’s financial services sector. TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning CI GAM names its first-ever head of investment management Related news PenderFund names new SVP for investments Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian Press Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
The White House is expected to announce its own Council to Re-Open America sometime this week, setting up a potential showdown with states over who has the authority to order businesses to get back to work.“I want to get it open as soon as possible,” President Donald Trump said during a press conference on Friday. “The facts are going to determine what I do. But we do want to get the country open.”Trump has declined to issue a nationwide stay-at-home order, saying it was up to the governors of each state to determine what the best course of action was. Instead, the federal government issued a series of guidelines called “stop the spread,” which are currently set to expire on April 30.The president has called a decision about when to reopen the economy “the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make,” but has said the pressure is mounting to restart the nation’s economic engine amid record-shattering unemployment, a struggling stock market, and fears of a deepening recession.Any attempt by the federal government to order states to lift stay-at-home orders could be met with constitutional backlash. The president tweeted today that any reporting that the federal government lacks the authority to compel states to open back up is “fake news.”“It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons,” the president tweeted. “With that being said, the Administration and I are working closely with the Governors, and this will continue. A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!”….It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons. With that being said, the Administration and I are working closely with the Governors, and this will continue. A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2020 The president had previously expressed an interest in seeing some businesses reopen by Easter, but backed off of that after seeing data presented by healthcare officials working on the COVID-19 taskforce. He later extended the guidelines through April 30.Trump has previously said he envisions a system in which some parts of the country where outbreaks have been limited in severity could head back to work, while hard hit places take a little longer to reopen.“We can do both,” he said during a press conference in early April, referring to fighting the virus and getting the economy moving again.On the other side of the coin, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called plans to open states in the near future “very irresponsible,” and said he believes the shutdown needs to go at least “ten more weeks” in order to be truly effective.“There really is no middle ground, and it’s very tough to say to people, ‘Hey, keep going to restaurants, go buy new houses, ignore that pile of bodies over in the corner,’” Gates told TED Tuesday late last month. “It’s very irresponsible for somebody to suggest that we can have the best of both worlds.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyCovid-19LatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : WSUV international students face location challenges as a result of COVID-19 Next : Vancouver Mall businesses asked to pay full April rent by JulyAdvertisementThis is placeholder text No timeline for that framework was announced, but the joint statement noted that “health outcomes and science — not politics — will guide these decisions.”“This effort will be guided by data,” the governors wrote. “We need to see a decline in the rate of spread of the virus before large-scale reopening, and we will be working in coordination to identify the best metrics to guide this.”The release noted that public health experts along the three western states would be focused on four key goals in the coming weeks.Protecting vulnerable populations at risk for severe disease if infected. This includes a concerted effort to prevent and fight outbreaks in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.Ensuring an ability to care for those who may become sick with COVID-19 and other conditions. This will require adequate hospital surge capacity and supplies of personal protective equipment.Mitigating the non-direct COVID-19 health impacts, particularly on disadvantaged communities.Protecting the general public by ensuring any successful lifting of interventions includes the development of a system for testing, tracking and isolating. The states will work together to share best practices.“There is no roadmap to address this unprecedented crisis,” noted Brown in a comment on Twitter. “But there’s power in working together with our neighbors on the West Coast as we plan to reopen our economies — and it’s smart to coordinate our metrics, best practices, and processes. This disease knows no borders.” UPDATED: West Coast governors pledge to work together on lifting stay-home ordersPosted by Chris BrownDate: Monday, April 13, 2020in: Newsshare 0 The pact says science and supply will be the driving factors in opening the west coast economyUPDATE 4/14/20: This story has been slightly revised and updated to reflect new comments from the governors, making it less clear that this would be a simultaneous lifting of stay-home orders, and more of an orchestrated attempt to define metrics on when stay-home orders should be removed.The governors of Washington, Oregon and California have announced a pact, agreeing that a lifting of stay-at-home orders will happen in concert.A sign along I-5 in Vancouver urges motorists to stay home. Washington’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order was extended through May 4. Photo by Mike Schultz“We are announcing that California, Oregon and Washington have agreed to work together on a shared approach for reopening our economies — one that identifies clear indicators for communities to restart public life and business,” the three said in a statement. “While each state is building a state-specific plan, our states have agreed to the following principles as we build out a West Coast framework,” to include, “adequate hospital surge capacity and supplies of personal protective equipment.”As for when that might happen remains unclear. Washington state is currently under a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order issued March 23, and extended through May 4. California’s shelter-in-place order came four days before Oregon and Washington.Initially, it appeared the governors were looking to lift stay-home orders on the same day, but that has since been cast into some doubt. Charles Boyle, a spokesperson for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s office, told Willamette Week that “reopening Oregon is not a process that will happen overnight or statewide all at once.”Instead, Boyle says, the goal of the western states pact will be to provide “metrics” for guiding decisions on when to open communities.“We will only reopen Oregon if the data shows we can do so without jeopardizing public health,” said Boyle.What that looks like remains unclear. Brown has said previously that she would want at least ten days without any new deaths, along with more testing capacity, systems to trace any new outbreaks, and better supplies of protective equipment.“Any successful lifting of interventions must include a robust system for testing, tracking and isolating,” tweeted Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in announcing the pact. “The states will work together to share best practices and coordinate a framework to get it done.”
ReddIt Share Pinterest Email Home Industry News Releases Patrick Baker of Vintrace Named Instructor of Wine Business Management CertificateIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessPatrick Baker of Vintrace Named Instructor of Wine Business Management CertificateBy Press Release – December 18, 2015 31 0 Twitter TAGSPatrick BakerpeopleSonoma State UniversityVintrace Linkedin AdvertisementWinemaker and Winery Management Expert to Teach Online Foundation-Level Course Beginning January 13Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced the addition of Patrick Baker to its roster of industry experts teaching the innovative online Certificate in Wine Business Management beginning January 13, 2016. He currently serves as North American Sales Director for Vintrace, formerly VINx2, a cloud-based software company that helps companies track developments in production, inventory, quality, sales, compliance, and reporting. The Certificate in Wine Business Management is made up of three course levels with training in wine commerce and trade, marketing and sales, finance and accounting, eCommerce, business issues associated with viticulture and winemaking, and regulatory issues.“Patrick is a wine industry veteran with more than 10 years of experience as a grower, winemaker, and winery General Manager. His expertise on the technology side of production, in particular, provides important perspective for anyone seeking a basic understanding of the industry and marketplace, and the importance of harnessing data as standards and procedures continue to evolve,” Ray Johnson, Director of the Wine Business Institute said.In addition to his role with Vintrace, Patrick Baker has served as Winegrape Grower and Winemaker at 3 B’s Vineyard; General Manager at California Winery Properties LLC; General Manager for Carneros Vintners; and Vintner and Proprietor at Fortunatus LLP. Prior to his career in the wine industry, he had a successful career in commercial insurance. He has experience in all aspects of winery general management, production operations, process improvement, supply chain management, and regulatory compliance.“I think it’s imperative for new entrants to the wine industry and current wine industry members get a full breadth of exposure to topics they’ll deal with daily and potentially in the future. It’s generally the ‘business of wine’ not the ‘wine business’ that can actually take up a majority of time. For those who are prepared and exposed to those business elements, the reward is regaining a focus on your passion while maintaining the daily business successfully,” Patrick Baker, Vintrace Sales Director and WBI Instructor, said.Other instructors of the Certificate in Wine Business Management include Ronald Scharman, Chief Operating Officer of Chatterbox Wine Marketing Services & VinoVisit.com; Dr. Tom Atkin, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at SSU; and Tim Hanni, MW. Participants who complete all three online course levels and a cumulative exam will earn the certificate. The two-year industry requirement is waived for certificate earners seeking admission to the MBA in Wine Business program.For more information regarding Patrick Baker and the online Certificate in Wine Business Management, other professional seminars, certificate programs, and advanced degree programs of the Wine Business Institute and School of Business and Economics, please contact (707) 664-3235 or [email protected] Facebook Previous articleWine Institute Commends Passage of Omnibus Bill: COOL Repeal and TTB Funding Increase Will Benefit WineriesNext articleCIDER Act Passed Press Release
Advertisements 400 Motorcycles for JCF This Year National SecurityMay 15, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, makes a point during his presentation in the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 13. RelatedFive-Year Low for Serious and Violent Crimes FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedPolice Fatal Shootings Down 40 Per Cent RelatedJDF to Design and Construct Storage Facility at Forensic Lab The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is slated to purchase 400 motorcycles at an estimated cost of US$2.5 million during the 2014/15 fiscal year.This is stated in a Ministry Paper tabled by Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting during the sitting of the House of Representatives on May 13.According to the Paper, vehicles will augment the resources dedicated to community policing. The aim is to equip each police station with a minimum of two patrol teams to enable detailed systematic patrols of all communities.“According to the JCF, these motorcycle patrols present a low cost opportunity for significant increased police patrol and presence in the short-term,” the document said.Earlier this year, the Force’s operational capacity was further boosted, with the acquisition of 13 motorcycles and two pick-up vans to its fleet.The motorcycles were deployed to its traffic division in the parishes of Kingston, St. James, Manchester, Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, St. Ann and St. Catherine, while the pick-ups are being used to patrol the activities along the North-South corridor of Highway 2000. 400 Motorcycles for JCF This YearJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsThe JCF is slated to purchase 400 motorcycles at an estimated cost of US$2.5 million during the 2014/15 fiscal year.Vehicles will augment the resources dedicated to community policing. The aim is to equip each police station with a minimum of two patrol teams to enable detailed systematic patrols of all communities.
Homepage BannerNews Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp By admin – August 29, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Facebook Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Google+ Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Previous articlePolice find cannabis cultivation facility in man’s flatNext articleAnother significant speed detection clocked in Donegal as part of National Slow Down Day admin Big Donegal turnout expected in latest Right2Water protest in Dublin Pinterest The latest Right2Water demonstration is taking place in Dublin later today.Thousands are expected to descend on O’Connell Street for the protest which gets underway at 2pm.The demonstration is leaving from Connolly and Heuston stations and will converge on O’Connell Street at 2pm.It will be the fourth instalment of protests by Right2Water.Chairperson of Right2Water West Donegal Owen Curran says today will lift the public’s confidence:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/owen.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
1:01 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility The Atlanta United broke the Major League Soccer attendance record once again.⚡️ #ATLUTD sets new MLS single match attendance recordhttps://t.co/zTizJRcCTM— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) July 16, 2018More than 72,000 people showed up to Sunday’s game versus the Seattle Sounders.That helped the Five Stripes moved into first place on the MLS all-time single game attendance list. They took the number one spot from themselves. A record the team set just four months ago.The United now hold the top five spots for most fans in attendance at an MLS game. Their match on June 30 was their most recent to crack the top five before 72,243 people showed up on Sunday.I.J Rosenberg, with Score Atlanta, said the team and Mercedes-Benz stadium going into their second year of existence has been a big benefit.“It’s the combination of the newness of the stadium and the team winning,” he said. “You put all that together in this town where sports has struggled for many years, you’re going to get a lot of support.”Rosenberg said tickets to United games tend to be cheaper than other events held at Mercedes-Benz stadium like Falcons games and or college football games.The United also hold the record for most fans at a Major League Soccer playoff game. That came in the team’s first season against the Columbus Crew SC.The next chance fans will get to break their own record comes Saturday, Sept. 22 when the United take on Real Salt Lake. It’s the last of four games this season when 300-level tickets were available. For Whom The Bell Rings Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party
FACE UP! The IATA Cargo Career Competition December 4, 2019 Published by Bojana Similar Stories Tweet Share 0 LinkedIn 0 +1 Pocket Reddit ← PhD Research Scholar Positions – NHH Norwegian School of Economics Deadline: 17 January 2020Open to: university graduates ( bachelor, masters, or Ph.D.)Benefits: entry pass to the Future Air Cargo Executive SummitDescriptionFACE-UP! gives recent graduates from around the world with the opportunity to present their thesis to industry executives at the 2020 World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Istanbul, Turkey.Their work must focus on innovation and transformation in air transport logistics (e.g., transportation, operations, mobility, revenue management, distribution, customer experience, etc.). The entries received will be evaluated based upon the innovative, transforming, and visionary nature of the content, as well as the quality of the solution presented in the thesis.An independent jury panel will choose the top three entrants. They will be invited to pitch their thesis idea in front of 1200 top-level industry professionals at the closing plenary of the WCS. Besides being a unique networking opportunity, attending the WCS will also provide a valuable chance to learn about the latest trends and developments in the air cargo industry.EligibilityUniversity graduate ( bachelor, masters, or Ph.D.), current or within two years of graduation;Thesis preferably defended before December 2019;Research focused on air transport logistics;Able to present in a dynamic and captivating way at the WCS Closing Plenary.BenefitsEntry pass to the Future Air Cargo Executive Summit (FACES) 2020 and the FACE Cocktail will be free for each individual entrant that is shortlisted as a finalist;Entry pass to 2020 WCS will be free for each individual Entrant that is shortlisted as a finalist, including travel and accommodation;Each shortlisted finalist will be given a 10-minute presentation slot at the 2020 WCS Closing Plenary to present their thesis.How to apply?To be eligible, applicants must fill in the application form and include:A link to a 2-3 minute video about their educational background, the topic of the thesis, and their vision on how to modernize the air cargo industry, in English.A zip file including an executive summary of the thesis in English (2-3 pages maximum) and their entire thesisFor more information, please visit the official web page. 2020 Open Call for Applications Art Omi: Music →
(Credit: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)New York’s real estate industry braced for another night of uncertainty Tuesday after high-profile instances of looting cast doubt on the city’s recovery.Protesters started gathering again in the afternoon ahead of the city’s moved-up 8 p.m. curfew as shop owners boarded up storefronts. The previous night, looters struck Soho, Midtown and the Fordham Road section of the Bronx, among other areas.Late Tuesday afternoon, the city announced it was banning vehicular traffic to Manhattan south of 96th Street except for essential workers.GFP Real Estate co-CEO Brian Steinwurtzel said the move should help prevent a repeat of the previous night’s mayhem.“From what I could tell, a lot of the looting was organized in a way that cars and vans were showing up to do it,” he said. “I think that will help elimane these groups’ ability to do that again.”ADVERTISEMENTVideos on social media showed cars being used to help loot stores in areas such as Soho, where shop owners spent the day assessing the damage from Monday night.In South Brooklyn, a group claiming to include more than 100 business owners and residents said it was gathering “armed with legal weapons, including baseball bats and more” to protect the community from looters.Steinwurtzel said he believed most of the activists protesting the death of George Floyd were doing so peacefully and that a small number of bad actors were stealing from stores. He added that he spent the day talking with residents, store owners and office tenants about their plans for the city’s reopening following the Covid-19 shutdown, and that the looting cast a dark shadow over what had been a sense of optimism.“I think things had been moving in a really positive direction until the past few days,” he said. “It seems like this is the last thing New York needs.”In some of the city’s hardest-hit neighborhoods, business improvement districts reversed guidance they had given retailers early in the shutdown against boarding up storefronts.“At the beginning of Covid, we told owners not to board up stores, that it would send the wrong message,” said Jessica Lappin, president of the Downtown Alliance. “Now we are telling them they should.”Many retailers were preparing to return partially for phase 1 of the city’s planned reopening, set for Monday.“I think all retailers in the city had been making plans to open as soon as they possibly can,” said Peter Braus of Lee & Associates. “This is just going to set them back further.”Kramer Levin attorney Jay Neveloff said it was unclear how the looting and curfews would change stores’ plans to reopen.He did note an anomaly: Looted stores, many of which have been unable to generate sales during the shutdown, may see their first income in weeks — from insurance claims.“It really shows how the world is upside-down right now,” he said.Contact Rich Bockmann at [email protected] or 908-415-5229 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsBlack Lives Matter ProtestsRetail Share via Shortlink
Full Name* Email Address* Share via Shortlink Fortis CEO Jonathan Landau and Bayard Views Condominium at 20 Bayard Street in Williamsburg (Fortis; Google Maps)Since purchasing 37 condo units from bankruptcy nearly a decade ago, a Brooklyn developer has denied that it also acquired responsibility for fixing defects in the building. Now, a court has let the developer off the hook.A panel of Appellate Division judges found that Fortis Property Group isn’t liable for damages or defects that existed at Bayard Views Condominium in Williamsburg before the previous sponsor declared bankruptcy and sold the units.Read moreTexas condo owner blames Manhattan developer’s son for luxury tower defectsLuxury South Beach condo owners sue, alleging defectsCondo owners sue Slate Property Group over construction issues The developer is only responsible for issues at 20 Bayard Street that its representatives “expressly agreed to remedy,” according to an Oct. 7 order.The case could have broader implications for determining who is responsible for faulty construction, especially in cases where the original sponsor is shielded from litigation.“This will encourage and allow the freedom of other people to invest in condo and co-ops,” said attorney Adam Leitman Bailey, who represented Fortis. “This is a really good decision for developers all over New York.”A spokesperson for the condo board said members were disappointed by the court’s ruling. “Notwithstanding the issues caused by FPG, the Bayard Views Condominium has taken it upon ourselves to rectify all construction issues,” the board said in a statement. “Our building is today in great working order because of the perseverance of its owners. In the years that have passed while this case languished in the Courts, the owners of 20 Bayard Street did the work to make the building what it always should have been if FPG had kept its word.” Fortis purchased the Williamsburg condominium’s unsold units in 2011, after the project’s original sponsor, developer Isaac Hager, filed for Chapter 11 protection. Bayard’s condo board sued Fortis in 2014 over various alleged defects, including frequent flooding, bad wiring and HVAC, and cracks in the building’s facade.In 2017 a state Supreme Court judge ruled that Fortis was not liable for these issues, though he left the door open for the condo board to continue to sue Fortis’ principals, Joel Kestenbaum and Jonathan Landau. The board appealed the former part of the order, while Fortis cross-appealed on the latter.The appellate court also reversed the state Supreme Court’s decision on Kestenbaum and Landau, finding that they shouldn’t individually be held liable for the defects. The board argued that the repairs would cost $2 million.A description on StreetEasy of the 62-unit building says it is the tallest building on McCarren Park, offering views that “will lure you in” and interiors that “will make you want to stay forever.” A linked discussion from nine years ago flags the workmanship issues.Still, an upper-floor unit sold for $1,340 per square foot this spring.Contact Kathryn Brenzel Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Tagsadam leitman baileyFortis Property GroupReal Estate Lawsuits
Factors driving the market growth include increasing demand for reliable and secure power supply, increasing government investments on microgrids and the growing adoption of renewable energy sources. TAGSmicrogrid Previous articleAfrican Utility Week: TAREA InterviewNext articleAfrica’s GDP growth projected to hit 4% in 2019 Guest ContributorThe views expressed in this article by the author are not necessarily those of the publishers and/or association partners. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher and editors cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate information supplied and/or published. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The research firm predicts revenue generation within the market to increase from $2 billion to $3.6 billion during the forecast period. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Featured image: Stock Generation Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Read more on the report here. This article was featured on our sister website Smart Energy International. The global microgrid control system market will record a 13.01% growth between 2018 and 2023, according to a recent study by Markets and Markets. Finance and Policy BRICS The global demand for microgrid control systems is a result of their ability to ensure redundant energy distribution, local power generation, intelligence and automated energy systems and their ability to disconnect/island the microgrid from the macrogrid. Their use results in limited power outages. Read more: Stakeholder participation in global microgrid market The need to reduce carbon emissions, efforts to address consumer energy poverty, and advancements in IoT and communication technologies is expected to positively impact on the market. On the other hand, governmental laws and regulation uncertainty, cybersecurity issues, and the high installation and maintenance costs of microgrid control systems is expected to hinder the market growth. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development