Tough capital markets revenue outlook for big U.S. banks: Fitch

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Weak markets led to soft revenue numbers for the top Wall Street banks in the second quarter, and the outlook for the coming months doesn’t look much better, according to Fitch Ratings. In a research note, the rating agency reports that a significant slowdown in global capital markets activity, and weakness in equity and fixed income markets, during the second quarter contributed to soft revenue results for the top five U.S. banks — Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley. Fitch says that the revenue pressure was particularly acute in the fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) category, which declined by 41% sequentially in the second quarter, and decreased by 9% year over year. Weakness in the fixed income markets in particular drove much of this trend, Fitch reports, with all of the major categories within fixed income posting declines, “as the macro uncertainties resulted in sharply lower customer flows and banks were generally more cautious on overall risk levels.” Looking ahead, Fitch expects the third quarter “to offer little relief on the revenue line as concerns over a potential global slowdown and pending regulation restrain near-term growth prospects.” In the short term, risks to FICC revenues “are significant”, Fitch says, as the finalization of the Volcker rule may force changes in market-making activity for the largest trading banks. “On top of the shutdown of proprietary trading desks, already completed in response to new regulation, a curtailment of market-making activity would put further pressure on top-line results for the largest single category of capital markets revenue,” it says, noting that this accounts for more than 50% of total capital market revenues for the top firms. Overall, Fitch expects customer flows in equities and fixed income to remain on the weak side during the third quarter, as the already-soft trading volumes due to global market uncertainty are reinforced by the usual slowdown in summer trading. And this, may well lead to further job losses, it warns. “We expect the largest U.S. banks to continue efforts to boost operating efficiency in their capital markets businesses as economic uncertainty, weak trading volumes, and concerns over forthcoming regulation erode expected returns in those units. The focus on efficiency and cost cutting has already led to notable headcount reduction in capital markets businesses, and this pattern will likely continue as revenue growth and returns lag,” it says. High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Keywords Banking industry Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work Related news read more

OSC to hear ex branch manager’s appeal

first_img Back in June, an IIROC hearing panel ordered that Bryan Vickers be suspended for six months, fined $30,000, and that he re-write the supervisor’s course before being re-approved as a branch manager. According to the application for a review by the OSC, Vickers is seeking that the penalty be reduced to no suspension and a $15,000 fine (he doesn’t oppose the exam requirement). Vickers and IIROC staff agreed to a statement of facts in the case, but not the penalty, which was imposed after a hearing. Now, the rep’s counsel argues that the panel made a number of errors in reaching its sanctions decision, including that the panel improperly considered a staff guidance note issued by IIROC on the suitability of leveraged and inverse ETFs, and the funds’ prospectuses — neither of which were addressed in the agreed statement of facts. It also claims that the sanctions “are disproportionate to the conduct [which, it says] does not warrant any period of suspension and does not warrant a fine of $30,000.” The application also claims that the panel failed to provide adequate reasons for its decision with respect to sanctions. Keywords Branch managers,  EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, Ontario Securities Commission Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) will hear an appeal of a penalty handed down by a hearing panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), from a former branch manager who argues that the sanctions imposed against him are too severe. The OSC said Tuesday it will hold a hearing on Dec. 16 to hear an appeal of a penalty decision, that was handed down earlier this year, against a rep who admitted that, when he was a branch manager, he failed to properly supervise a rep in connection with the sale of inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs). BFI investors plead for firm’s salecenter_img IE Staff Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Andrews’ protest green-light threatens community safety

first_imgAndrews’ protest green-light threatens community safety Liberal Party VictoriaConfirmation that the Andrews Labor Government has provided approval for week-long protests in the Melbourne CBD is a clear failure of community safety and a backwards step for Victoria’s economic recovery.The Department of Health has approved a COVID safe application by Extinction Rebellion for up to 5,000 people to protest across this week, despite the history of this group unlawfully disrupting commuters, visitors and businesses and bringing the CBD to a standstill.Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius has confirmed over 2,000 frontline officers will be diverted away from regular duties as a result of these protests and described these events as a “huge opportunity cost for community safety”.This protest follows crossbench concessions by the Andrews Labor Government earlier this year to enshrine a “right to protest” within legislation to extend Victoria’s State of Emergency until December 2021.With hundreds of police still tied-up in Labor’s suspended hotel quarantine program and fewer than one in four train stations patrolled by PSOs, the Andrews Labor Government must act to get frontline officers back in the community.As stated by Shadow Minister for Police and Crime Prevention, David Southwick:“Daniel Andrews’ deal with the Greens to extend State of Emergency powers has given the green-light to these disruptive and dangerous protestors which try to shut down the city at all costs.“With thousands more police pulled off the frontline due to another Labor COVID fail, it’s clear Daniel Andrews has dropped the ball on community safety.“Everyone has the right to a peaceful protest but nobody has the right to disrupt and endanger Melbournians and lockdown a city that is already on life support.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, Australia, Commissioner, community, Crime Prevention, Department of Health, Emergency, extinction, Government, health, legislation, Liberal Party, Liberal Victoria, lockdown, Melbourne, Minister, prevention, quarantine, VIC, Victorialast_img read more

Officials try to ease concerns of business owners regarding planned homeless shelter near Vancouver Mall

first_imgOfficials try to ease concerns of business owners regarding planned homeless shelter near Vancouver MallPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Friday, January 15, 2021in: Newsshare 0 Howard Johnson Hotel, across the street from the mall, is being purchased and set to become a shelterRepresentatives of the Vancouver Housing Authority, the city of Vancouver, and Clark County held an online informational meeting Thursday night with business owners who work near where the VHA is planning to open a homeless shelter.They are in the process of buying the Howard Johnson Hotel near Vancouver Mall in order to convert it into a continuous day shelter, with 24-hour, on-site management.This Howard Johnson Hotel, at 9201 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, is in the process of being purchased by the Vancouver Housing Authority, the city of Vancouver, and Clark County, and will be converted into a homeless shelter. Photo by Paul ValenciaThis Howard Johnson Hotel, at 9201 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, is in the process of being purchased by the Vancouver Housing Authority, the city of Vancouver, and Clark County, and will be converted into a homeless shelter. Photo by Paul ValenciaConcerns have been raised by area business owners regarding the proximity of the shelter to the mall, as well as other nearby businesses, since they learned of the planned shelter last week.Officials are trying to ease those concerns.“This is not going to be a site that is open for drop-in services. It is solely a shelter and solely there for people who are staying there,” said Michael Torres, community housing and development manager for the county.It is not going to be a facility where people are sent to to get services on a daily basis, officials said. “This is a 24-hour operation shelter,” added Torres. “What that really means is that people will not be arriving in the evening and leaving in the morning, looking for a place to be during the day. They might be leaving for work. But everyone who is at this shelter, they have a place to stay, they have their restroom facilities, they have, basically, what they need to be comfortable and to be safe.”The VHA already operates three shelters in the region. Roy Johnson, the executive director of the VHA, acknowledged the hotel site would be the largest, with 63 rooms. Still, he said experience has shown that this will work.“When we go into doing some of the different housing, no one around the neighborhood wants it there,” Johnson said.Once it is there, he said, area residents and business owners see that their worst fears are not realized.“It won’t be a site where people will be camping out. They won’t be hanging out, hoping to get in there. There’s not going to be anything on the building that shouts that it’s a shelter,” Johnson said.The county is in the process of finding a service provider to manage the shelter. That would include monitoring the door 24 hours. Residents of the shelter would have to adhere to a code of conduct, if you will. That code will be determined once a provider is found. Johnson added that the service provider will have a “good neighbor type of arrangement” with the area. Grounds around the hotel will be maintained, as well. Those who use the shelter must go through the proper channels. A person seeking shelter would contact the Housing Solutions Center, which then would begin the screening process. There are also background checks; no sex offenders will be allowed in the shelter, officials said.Also, this is not housing. It is a shelter. Guests will be restricted, limiting the number of people at the shelter.Still, some business owners at the mall worry that a shelter with 63 rooms just across the street will mean more homeless people in the mall during the day. One noted that there already is a homeless problem in the area. Some were upset that they only found out about the plan last week and there was no input from them nor area residents.Colton Barton, who owns Livit Mobile in the mall, was one who voiced his opposition during the meeting. He said officials did not have specific answers to the concerns of his and many of the other business owners. Hours after the meeting, he was still disappointed.“As a resident, father, business owner, and taxpayer, I’m beyond shocked that this can be done without community approval,” Colton Barton said Thursday night.“Sadly, the meeting was not an opportunity for us to discuss or to object,” Barton added. “If something as specific as a homeless shelter is going to be funded by the city and/or county through our tax dollars, we must have a voice.”Officials noted that the meeting was not to determine whether the shelter was a good idea or not. Rather, it was the first of many meetings with the goal to work with the neighborhood.In a letter to business owners last week, the VHA, county, and city said it is anticipated that the shelter will be in operation as long as there is funding, and that the funding is currently projected to last two to three years. Later, the shelter will be converted into affordable housing. “The Vancouver Housing Authority has a lot of experience with shelters,” Torres said. “This is absolutely not an experiment.”The next informational online meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. The meeting is for residents and business owners who live in the area. To ask for a link to the next meeting, email Carmen Nelson of the VHA at: [email protected] is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Beaches Restaurant owner keeps the pressure on to reopen indoor dining Next : Clark County Public Health deluged with questions over vaccine eligibilityAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Michael Crain Properties of Sonoma Broker Purchase of Petroni Family Trinity…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Michael Crain Properties of Sonoma Broker Purchase of Petroni Family Trinity Ranch…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessMichael Crain Properties of Sonoma Broker Purchase of Petroni Family Trinity Ranch Vineyard for Theorem WineryBy Press Release – April 4, 2018 143 0 Located in the sought-after Moon Mountain Appellation in the Mayacamas Mountains, the Trinity Ranch property straddles the county line between Napa and Sonoma where Sonoma County’s Trinity Road meets Napa’s Oakville Grade. Situated at 1,800’ elevation and above the fog line, the property benefits from high sunshine hours and warmer daytime temperatures allowing for full flavor and tannin development. The Petroni vineyard designated “Trinity Ranch 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon” was awarded 94+ points from Robert Parker.Kisha Itkin, President and Owner of Theorem Vineyards, added “Theorem is known for its estate grown Cabernets. Theorem believes in producing excellent wines that reflect the site from where they originate. The winery is excited to showcase the exceptional quality and uniqueness of this Moon Mountain vineyard. Theorem plans to produce an ultra-premium cabernet from this site and add the wine to its collection of estate grown and produced Cabernets.“The vineyard was previously owned by the late Lorenzo Petroni and his wife Maria Elena, who purchased it in 1992 and developed to vineyards in the following years. They founded Petroni Vineyards Winery in Sonoma during the same period. Mr. Petroni was also the well-known restaurateur and owner of renowned North Beach Restaurant in San Francisco.About Michael Crain Properties, Vineyard And Estate Brokers:Michael Crain Properties, Vineyard And Estate Brokers, specialize in Vineyards, Wineries, Land and Estate Properties throughout California wine country, representing sellers and buyers. As a full-service real estate brokerage, advisory and valuation firm since its inception in 2003, they have provided exceptional service in the most important California wine appellations of Napa County, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Monterey County, San Luis Obispo, Sierra Foothills, Lake and Mendocino Counties.  www.vineyardadvisors.comAdvertisement Twitter Email ReddIt Facebook TAGSMichael Crain PropertiesTheorem WineryTrinity Ranch Vineyard center_img Share Pinterest Linkedin Advertisement(SONOMA, CA; April 4, 2018) – Michael Crain Properties, Vineyard And Estate Brokers, have negotiated the purchase of the 34-acre Trinity Ranch vineyard in the Sonoma Valley/Moon Mountain Appellations. The Buyer was Theorem Vineyards Winery of Napa. Michael Crain Properties represented both buyer and seller in the transaction. Previous article2018 California Craft Spirits Competition Registration Now OpenNext articleEducation, Innovation and Celebration – The First-Ever International Biodynamic Wine Conference Welcomes Global Producers and Trade  Press Releaselast_img read more

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19

first_img COVID-19 Updates News Add Comment Related Posts It will provide insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for ninety days to a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providersAs per the announcement made under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, the launch of ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19’ has been approved with the following conditions:It will provide an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for ninety (90) days to a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers, including community health workers, who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients and who may be at risk of being impacted by this. It will also include accidental loss of life on account of contracting COVID-19;On account of the unprecedented situation, private hospital staff/ retired/volunteer/ local urban bodies/ contract/ daily wage/ ad-hoc/outsourced staff requisitioned by States/ Central hospitals/ autonomous hospitals of Central/ States/ UTs, AIIMS & INIs/ hospitals of Central Ministries can also be drafted for COVID-19 related responsibilities. These cases will also be covered subject to numbers indicated by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare;The insurance provided under this scheme would be over and above any other insurance cover being availed of by the beneficiary. By Press Information Bureau on March 30, 2020 Share COVID-19Insurance schemeMinistry of Health & Family WelfarePradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: Insurance scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19 Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine storylast_img read more

Brendan Greene: “It’s crazy, the hate I receive. I just have to ignore it”

first_imgBrendan Greene: “It’s crazy, the hate I receive. I just have to ignore it”At Gamelab 2019, Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail talked to PUBG’s creator about the darker side of making a global phenomenonMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 22nd July 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareContent warning: This report contains references to graphic threats and toxic behaviour.For many, finding success as a professional game developer is a dream, one that few people will ever experience. Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail and PUBG creator Brendan Greene are both living that dream, but in a conversation at Gamelab last month, they made it clear that all success comes at a cost.Ismail interviewed Greene onstage at Gamelab, the Spanish developer conference, in a candid conversation that tackled some of the darker aspects of attaining what so many developers aspire to: visibility, influence, and large numbers of people engaging with your games. At its peak, for example, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds had more than three million concurrent players, but that level of attention often brings toxicity as well as passion.”Everyone likes to have an opinion,” Green said. “I’ve been told they hope my daughter gets raped, that they hope I burn to death and die slowly. This is from public Facebook profiles, with their picture there… There’s some guy who wants to be a web developer and he has a design business, and he’s calling me a faggot on Twitter.”They work their heart out on the game, and then just get hit in the nuts constantly” Brendan Greene”It’s crazy, the hate I receive. I just have to ignore it… I’m very careful about what I share online, and generally all of my details are pretty locked up… I don’t get the thinking behind it. Why are people doing this? Why do you think this is okay?””I once got a photo of my front door [direct messaged] to me anonymously,” Ismail added. “That was not great.”Very often, that toxicity stems from a real problem — a delayed update, perhaps, or a bug that needs to be fixed — but that frustration isn’t always articulated in a helpful way. As Greene explained, the ‘feedback’ his team at PUBG Corporation receives can amount to little more than “fix my game asshole.” These are only words, he stressed, but it can be difficult to respond in a positive way to such negative comments.”When we were redesigning Erangel [the setting of PUBG], there was a leak of a map with a lot more compounds. This was one of our test maps that we were using internally — and the internet went wild. ‘You’ve ruined Erangel! You’ve no idea what you’re doing! You’re fucking terrible designers!'”The design team really took it to heart… They really took it to heart, and that kills me. I have some friends on the DayZ dev team, and it’s the same. They work their heart out on the game, and then just get hit in the nuts constantly.”Ismail said that toxic behaviour seems to be based on the belief that developers are “lazy” — the fact that there are problems with the game is taken as evidence that the people making it aren’t working hard enough, or simply don’t care. The opposite is true, however; making games is so challenging, he explained, that even constant, diligent effort can’t eradicate every single problem.”I get asked all the time why many Early Access games fail,” Greene said. “And it’s not because we’re lazy, or we’re trying to rip people off. It’s because you find a problem that you can’t solve and then the budget runs out.”These issues will exist for all developers dealing with large communities of players who are invested in what they’re making, but in the case of PUBG it was magnified by the unprecedented scale and speed with which it grew. Greene recalled advising the management at his publisher, Bluehole, that the game would possibly sell one million copies.”Who owns the game? Is it me, or is it the community? And it’s me” Brendan Greene”They were aiming for five million — we passed that in a few weeks,” he said. “It caused problems for us. We were a team of 30, 35 people, with a game that had a peak of 3.2 million concurrent users. Our server system was designed for a million concurrent users, because we thought there was no way we’d hit a million. We had to do so much just to catch up.”This meant that Greene’s team was receiving a huge amount of feedback, some of it as toxic and reactionary as the examples given above, and some of it simply not useful in terms of making PUBG better — however much the players believed their suggestions would improve the experience.”There’s feedback of wanting the game to be better for them, and there’s feedback of wanting the game to be better for everyone,” he said. “For us, yes, we listen to the criticism, but sometimes we’ll just go ahead and ignore it, because we have our vision for how we want the game to be.”I got asked a question at GDC: Who owns the game? Is it me, or is it the community? And it’s me. You enjoy playing the game, and we love your feedback, but ultimately it has to be our vision… You really have to be careful about dealing with that feedback, and ensuring that the vision stays relatively pure.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Greene is now working on something new, having moved to a “Special Projects” team within PUBG Corporation in April this year. Whatever that next game proves to be, Greene is unlikely to eradicate the kind of abusive behaviour that is present in so many online communities. However, he has learned a great deal about identifying bottlenecks in production — which are often used as justification for toxic behaviour — and how to avoid them through careful planning and the right processes. He has also learned the value of taking a break.”I make sure I take time off,” he said. “I work hard, but I take my weekends off. I make sure I take my vacation… Taking time off is the most important thing. Don’t overwork yourself.”I did it in Seoul for two years. I worked 14 hour days, easily, for a long time, but I’m 43 now. With my new company, I have an aim where I want them to work four days a week and have a day to do whatever they want. To get there we’re going to have to work hard, but that’s the aim. You want people to be happy.”GamesIndustry.biz is a media partner of Gamelab 2019. We attended the event with assistance from the organiser.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesAdopt Me developers unveil new studio, Uplift GamesTeam behind hit Roblox game has grown to over 40 employeesBy Danielle Partis 10 hours agoDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 13 hours agoLatest comments (3)Alan Wilson Vice President, Tripwire InteractiveA year ago Not an “insightful” comment, but, yeah, welcome to the world of game development. And the internet of things in the year 2019. A year ago @Sven Folkesson: A more precise definition of “reactionary” would be “opposed to progressive reform”, so it’s likely referring to those individuals who fall into hysterical screaming when a game includes content that is not specifically and solely targeted at a straight white man. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyBonnie Patterson Narrative Designer, Writer 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySven Folkesson Chief Operating Officer, FatsharkA year ago You refer to the examples of the feedback mentioned in the article being “toxic and reactionary”. I understand “toxic”, but what part is “reactionary”? Reactionary means conservative (as opposed to progressive); spewing hate online does not equate to “conservative”.last_img read more

Mobile application can play a gamechanger role in fight against coronavirus

first_imgThe mobile application industry is witnessing a sudden upsurge in the growth, with 204 Bn downloads and $120 Bn in customer spending in the year 2019, source App Annie’s annual report. Users are now spending nearly 4 hours per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps are the best way to spend idle hours. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a consolidated $544 billion valuation, which is 6.5x more eminent than those without a mobile focus.The coronavirus outbreak is changing the world of mobile applications, including Apple and Google’s, both are jointly looking forward to developing the application on contact tracing platform thereby planning to create a decentralized tracking mechanism to help an individual to determine if they’ve been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. In the initial phase, API will be developed for public healthcare agencies that can be easily integrated with their own apps. After that system-level contact tracking system will be designed to works across iOS and Android. The system will include broadcasting an anonymous ID over Bluetooth. The servers will transfer your last 14 days of exchanging IDs with other devices that look for a match based on time spent and distance between two devices which was carrier by any infected or COVID -19 exposed individual. If a match is found, you will be notified that you have been exposed to COVid 19 infected/exposed individuals and suggest self-quarantine. The APIs system is expected to launch in May 2020, while the Bluetooth-based system will be available in the subsequent month.In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian state and central governments have also taken initiatives to release various mobile apps to serve the following purposes:Ensure quarantine rulesProvide information about symptoms about COVIDUpdates about the outbreak in the area for declaring hotspot Tracing individual which are at-risk casesTracing contact history with COVID infected/exposed persons.A preliminary review of the apps conducted based on openly accessible information for such an app listed by government orders raises two major concerns: Technical glitches and usability issues that prevent users and the rest of the public healthcare agency from meaningfully utilization. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MietY) and Niti Aayog have developed Corona Kavach and CoWin-20, respectively and shared with selective people to get feedback to rectify and weed out the bugs present in the application. Recently, the Government of India has launched the Aarogya Setu app that’s aimed to connect health services with the people to fight the COVID-19 outbreak it provides the information regarding risks, best practices and relevant advisories about the containment of COVID-19. Currently, there are 13 applications developed by the different state governments to fight with COIVD-19 but all are still in beta version.India’s tech ecosystem has bestowed its capability to solve real-time problems in tough times. And especially in this pandemic situation, some of India’s brightest entrepreneurs have united to create a unique solution to fight with COVID-19 through mobile app development, This app will use location tracking to monitor the movement of the people who have been advised to be under self-quarantine or those have tested positive.The application has been developed to identify and geo-fence specific areas around individual placed under quarantine. Those under quarantine have to download the application on their mobile phones. “Each quarantined user will be Geo-fenced within a 30-50 meter radius of his place and also needs to upload a selfie every hour. The system will match their quarantined location and the location of the uploaded selfie,”If the user breaches the geo-fence, the administration will get an alert and the user will get a notification message.Similarly, many other applications like “GoCoronaGo”, “Sampark-o-Meter” have been developed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and four Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), and “T COVID 19” developed by Hyderabad-based startup Quantela with collaboration with AWS and Cisco.An interesting application is also developed by Manta Softech, mTracker it’s a standalone mobile app that can be provided to those who are lower-risk cases. Such individuals can be monitored through the app and their live location can be tracked. For those who are higher risk suspects, the app can be connected with Bluetooth/QR enabled wearables/bracelets which have the Geo-location facility. Suspects wearing the bracelets can be constantly monitored, alerts will be sent to authorities if a person tries to remove the bracelet and can be tracked live to stop the spread of the disease.In this time technology (apps) seems to be a big hope and can act as a strong mediator between govt and people in order to fully eradicate corona provided people lend full support in adopting the apps after all ‘the world for he who is alive’.last_img read more

Program Director, IT

first_imgPartner with the campus leadership (President, Director and/orDean) to generate a strategic enrollment plan for theprogram. Collaborate with academic counsellors and admissions, financial aidand student services personnel to assist with enrolling qualifiedstudents. Benefits:*Medical*Dental*VisionFSA/HSATuition Assistant ProgramLong/Short Term DisabilityLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program401KGenerous Paid Time Off12 Paid Holidays* includes domestic partner coverage POSITIONSUMMARY: Select and develop a Program Advisory Council (PAC) that meets atleast twice per year. Other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Dean of AcademicAffairs or Campus Director, and Department Chair/CollegeDean. REQUIREMENTS: ENVIRONMENT: Participate in faculty development each year asrequired. Facilitate the submission of required programmatic reports anddocumentation, including graduation rates, performance on statelicensing or certification examinations and employmentrates. Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditationcriteria and state agency regulations. South University, the right direction for abrighter future. PhD (or other appropriate terminal degree) from a regionallyaccredited university strongly preferred, especially for graduatelevel programs. Master’s degree with both significant experienceand college-level teaching experience minimally required, if theprogram offers only associate’s or baccalaureate levelprograms. Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficientwith the use of standard office applications on personalcomputers. The work environment characteristics described here arerepresentative of those an employee encounters while performing theessential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions. The term “qualified individual with adisability” means an individual with a disability who, with orwithout reasonable accommodation, can perform the essentialfunctions of the position. While performing the duties of this job,the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally inperson, over the telephone, through email and other electronicmeans, move about the office or school, handle various types ofmedia and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observeand assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10pounds unless otherwise specified in the jobdescription. Online teaching experience is a plus. Notify the College Dean and campus Director/DOAAO of any expectedor unexpected substantive change within the program and of anychange in institutional accreditation status or legal authority toprovide postsecondary education. The individual must be able to travel out of the local area with anoccasional overnight stay to participate in a variety ofconferences and meetings.center_img KEY JOBELEMENTS: Participate in program-related Campus events as indicated,including New Student Orientation, Pinning or other ceremonies,graduations, etc. Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic andcampus leaders, university leaders, and public groups. Thursday, April 15, 2021What’s next for you is the first priorityfor us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees,South University is a private institution dedicated to providingeducational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social andprofessional development of a diverse studentpopulation.Our 120-year story—past, present andfuture—is a history formed by the many individuals who havedeveloped the education and spirit of community that have becomeour pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supportersof South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learningsites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-onesupport and personalized attention that helps students define goalsand identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes featurehands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills andexcellence in their chosen fields but also shape their charactersthrough encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and thepursuit of life-long learning.Visit www.southuniversity.edu today to learn moreabout what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believeand Become, a place where you can make a difference in thelives of students eager to learn and grow. Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees,students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic orbusiness community. Perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the Facultyjob description and in accordance with the provisions of FacultySupplement to the South University Employee Handbook. Collaborate with the Campus Director or Director of AcademicAffairs and Operations (DOAAO) and fellow Directors and with theDepartment Chair concerning: scheduling, sharing faculty,curriculum and other issues to support student learning andfacilitate efficient resource use. Other requirements specific to the discipline. In partnership with campus leadership, develop and support a planfor outreach activities to generate a prospective student poolsufficient to sustain and grow the program, consistent with thestrategic enrollment plan. Effectively administer and grow the program(s) including curriculumdevelopment, program assessment, student registration/advisement,and community and campus relations. Select, train, develop, manage, and lead regular and adjunctfaculty according to the guidelines provided by the CampusDirector/Dean of Academic Affairs, the Department Chair and inaccordance with the policies and procedures of theUniversity/Campus. The Program Director is a member of the faculty (rank commensuratewith experience) who also holds an administrative appointmentrelated to managing a specific program or programs.Responsibilities include: classroom instruction, day-to-day programoperations, assisting students toward successful term-by-termprogression and graduation, partnering with Campus leadership andthe admissions, academic support and financial aid staff togenerate a prospective student pool, partnering with the CampusPresident or Director to maintain program viability, and staffingthe classroom with instructors who support the Mission of theUniversity and provide a high-quality learning experience for thestudent. The Program Director engages in professional associations,businesses and the local community as necessary to promote thevisibility and stature of the program(s). The Program Directorabides by the mandates set by the South University Board ofTrustees, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, theCampus President or Director, and the Campus ExecutiveCommittee. Support College-level initiatives and directives to maintaincompliance with accreditation and state regulatory criteria andadhere to all University and campus policies and procedures. In theabsence of a Department Chair, partner with the College Dean tooversee accreditation activities on his/her campus which arenormally handled by the Department Chair. Support and execute as needed University initiatives designed toachieve student completion rates as outlined in the University’sstrategic planning. South University is anEqual Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a criticalstep in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We arecommitted to building and developing a diverse environment where avariety of ideas, cultures and perspectives canthrive.Other detailsJob Family AllPositionsPay Type SalaryRequired Education Master’s Degree A minimum of two years successful performance in a full-timeuniversity-level teaching role and prior management experience inhigher education or in another organization within the programdirector’s discipline.last_img read more

Denmark wins Golden League

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsDanish girls have won the Golden League tournament on home soil. The girls led by the head-coach Jan Pytlick beat the biggest rival – Norway 26:22 in the decisive match of Round 3 and won the first position in front of Scandinavian girls, France and Brazil (they played 26:26).Denmark: Louise Burgaard 4, Lotte Grigel 4, Ann Grete Nørgaard 3, Stine Jørgensen 2, Marianne Bonde 2, Maibritt Kviesgaard 2, Susan Thorsgaard 2, Maria Fisker 2, Trine Østergaard 1, Anne Cecilie De La Cour 1, Kristina Kristiansen 1, Mette Tranborg 1, Anne Mette Hansen 1Norway: Maren Gundersen 4, Camilla Herrem 4, Veronica Kristiansen 4, Nora Mørk 3, Stine Oftedal 2, Linn Sulland 2, Linn Kristin Riegelhuth 1, Ida Alstad 1 og Sanne Solberg 1STANDING:Denmark 4Norway 4France 3Brazil 1 Spain, France and Sweden join Denmark in semi-final! Recommended for you Related Items:Denmark, golden league, Jan Pytlick ShareTweetShareShareEmail NORDIC FINAL! Denmark beat Spain in thriller! Click to comment DENMARK new-old World Champions! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more