FPSC plans transition to FP Canada

first_img Related news James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) will rename itself and expand its scope to more effectively advance the financial planning profession in Canada, the organization announced Wednesday. Effective April 1, 2019, FPSC will transition to FP Canada.Under its new identity, FP Canada will move beyond its current focus on setting standards and accrediting financial planners by launching a new division that will offer programs for planners to develop their professional skills. Keywords CFP,  Financial planningCompanies Financial Planning Standards Council boomer couple signing contract with financial planner goodluz/123RF FP Canada, IQPF update projection assumption guidelines amid pandemic “As technology advances, so must the role of the human professional. FP Canada will steer the strategic direction of the financial planning profession to ensure relevance of the human planner in an increasingly technological world,” says Cary List, president and CEO of FPSC, in a statement.The new division will be known as FP Canada Institute, with FP Canada Standards Council serving as a separate, independent division to continue its role in setting standards and overseeing the certified financial planner (CFP) designation.“The Standards Council division will maintain an autonomous structure, independent governance and public representation on its panels – essential to maintaining the integrity of FP Canada’s certification programs and oversight of the profession,” FPSC says in a news release.“The financial services industry is rapidly changing. Financial planners need a source of strong leadership and skills development and consumers need to know they can trust their financial planner to meet their ever-evolving needs. FP Canada will ensure that the value proposition for the professional financial planner is clear and that planners are equipped with the tools, skills and resources they need to deliver on the brand promise,” says Dan Busi, FPSC board chairman, in a statement. “Light planning” could expand access to financial advice FSRA updates title reg proposallast_img read more

LYIT sign up to online system for reporting of sexual assault

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMya Alcorn selected for Scottish training weekendNext articleMc Hugh says parties on the left should be given time and space News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ By News Highland – February 18, 2020 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterestcenter_img Letterkenny Institute of Technology is one of nine colleges across the country that have signed up to an online system for students to report sexual assault.The new service will allow victims of assault and harassment to report their cases anonymously.The aim is to provide a space for people to feel comfortable in coming forward, and to collect accurate data.Chairperson of the Psychological Counsellors in Higher Education Ireland, Gerti Raftery, says it should be in operation by the next academic year:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/raferty1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest LYIT sign up to online system for reporting of sexual assault DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

News / MAB Kargo eyes investment and expansion as business rebuilds after restructure

first_img MAB Kargo, Malaysia Airlines’ freight offshoot, is set to invest in intra-Asia cargo and e-commerce opportunities as it continues to rebuild its business.This morning it announced a new express freighter service from its hub at Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, in an attempt to capture e-commerce and courier business.Asia Pacific accounted for 66% of its business in the first quarter, Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, CEO of MAB Kargo, told The Loadstar. But the carrier is firmly eyeing new e-commerce opportunities too.“We have launched specific products with targeted customers to capture cross-border e-commerce,” he said. “However, we are currently restricted in volumes by infrastructure. © Anton Volynets “We intend to make Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) a major e-commerce hub. We are investing in infrastructure to meet e-commerce demands within our current facility.“The government is also setting up a logistics hub at the KLIA Aeropolis. We want to tap into this, as we believe it will be beneficial to us as a national air cargo carrier.”The airline, which is examining potential partnerships with carriers in the US and Europe, is also considering talks with Chinese express airlines to help it develop this market.“We are considering any parties we can find that have synergies with our network.”MAB, which operates three A330-200 freighters, is also examining the potential benefits of smaller freighters for its regional market, but this would most likely be in partnership, added Mr Luqman.MAB Kargo already has a year-old partnership with Silk Way, which has “been going well” and so will be expanded.“We intend to enhance the relationship by adding capacity in Q3. This partnership is very beneficial to us, as we have a block space arrangement. It allows us to tap into new destinations and helps us to keep our operating costs down,” he explained.MAB Kargo, which restructured in 2015, has since see its operation “stabilised” and is on track to meet its goals, according to Mr Luqman. He expects the division will break even this year, after several years of losses. Yield was up 6.9% year-on-year in January, while the first quarter of this year saw a 5% rise in volumes in the first quarter.“This indicates that business has been good, riding on the momentum of air cargo growth since Q4 last year.“MAB Kargo is optimistic for a better performance this year compared with last year, albeit foreseeing a challenging year ahead. We aim to improve our management of capacity and revenue, as we believe it will continue to boost yields.”Ahmad Luqman Mohd AzmiThe carrier tops up its scheduled operations with charters, a side of the business that is “going quite well”.“We are developing a niche for livestock, concert equipment and oil and gas charters.”On scheduled services, MAB Kargo sees its best performing products as dangerous goods and perishables, which accounted for 37% and 33% of its special Asia-Pacific cargo respectively in the first quarter.Before the restructuring, forwarders liked to gripe about the service they received from the airline, but Mr Luqman has been putting the focus back on customers.“We intend to provide the best products and services. We are trying our best to improve the efficiency in both operations and sales, ensuring our operations run smoothly and that we cater to our target market.”He acknowledges that competition and overcapacity are challenges, but will “engage in healthy competition”.It is also focusing on e-freight, which currently stands below the IATA target, at 30%.center_img By Alex Lennane 06/06/2017last_img read more

Bok coaches raise Rugby Champs concerns

first_img Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ The Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber says there are still a few challenges left to consider before they can confirm their participation in the Rugby Championship.  DYLAN JACK reports.Sanzaar last week confirmed the schedule for the 2020 edition of the Rugby Championship, which will be held over a shortened six-week period in Australia.ALSO READ: Rugby Championship schedule confirmedHowever, South Africa’s participation in the event has yet to be confirmed.The chances of the Springboks being allowed to defend their title depend on the relaxation of the government’s current ban on international sporting participation and the outcome of assessments of high-performance and player-welfare issues.During a virtual media conference on Monday, Springbok coach Nienaber and SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus explained the challenges currently faced in getting the Springboks ready to play in the tournament.‘There are a few things that we have to consider,’ Nienaber said. ‘The first thing is that international sporting participation, there is no green light on that from the government currently.‘The other factors would be around the isolation period that we have to go into when we get to Australia. We have been on a call with them weekly. The isolation period is not going to be as strict as in New Zealand. But the detail around it, like what recovery facilities we are allowed to use, hasn’t been spelled out yet. We are waiting for [Australia’s] government to give us guidelines in terms of what we can do when we actually get there.‘The last thing is about the availability of our overseas-based players. Currently, World Rugby has obviously put out regulation nine, which allows them to play with us. But there has been a big pushback from the English clubs. That would be problematic for us as we would get those players a bit later. That has a massive influence on the isolation period.’Erasmus went into further detail over the overseas-based players issue. The playoffs for the 2019-20 Premiership season are set to take place between 10 and 24 October and the English clubs are understandably reluctant to release their star players.‘The English clubs will be in their semi-finals and final and we haven’t got a clear answer over when their players will be available,’ Erasmus said. ‘The French clubs are aligned with us.‘Arriving in Australia, you have to arrive at the same time and it will be a massive squad because you have to be there for eight weeks and quarantine is two weeks. You would have to take four looseheads, tightheads and hookers. If you get an injury in any of those key positions, the player who comes in [as a replacement] has to go into quarantine for two weeks. So, you simply have to take a massive squad.‘That makes it problematic – not that we can’t overcome it – if the overseas-based players only arrive two weeks after us because of the Premiership final. Then when we start playing Argentina in the first two weeks, they will still be in quarantine and will be without high-performance support such as doctors or physios. They will physically stay on their own.’ALSO READ: Injury rules three players out of Springbok ShowdownErasmus explained that the Bok coaches would ideally like the players to have around five games, or 500 minutes, under their belt before they fly to Australia, but it could be difficult to get the South Africa-based players to that stage.‘Because we were in a really hard lockdown, we have to get five to six games into the players before it is safe for them. These players will be away from home for so long, living in a bubble. They played last week in Pretoria, this week in Cape Town and then next week they will play at home but then will be away for eight weeks – so they will be away from home for nine weeks and then when they get back they will have to quarantine.‘The players who have close to 400 or 500 minutes – which we need to be competitive and safe – are those that are based overseas. But even the player with the most amount of minutes there only has just over 400 minutes. Internally we are working out how we get the boys to that state.’A potential solution could lie in getting the 46-man Springbok squad to play internal matches against each other during their quarantine period in Australia.However, Erasmus said that the solution would have its own challenges, with a greater risk of injury to key players.‘We are trying to find solutions for what we can do. If we are lucky to get players who have over 200 minutes, you probably can during those two weeks play against each other because you will have a squad of 46.‘But if you take two teams of 23 and play against each other in two matches, you will get 160 more minutes which bumps it up to a total of 360, which is almost there. But there won’t be a referee, the intensity might be more because they are playing for spots. When you play a match, there might be a risk of 15 players getting injured. Now, in those matches, that risk is so much more, because 30 of your players are on the field. The risk is higher, not only because there are more of them on the field, but because more of them were under a strict lockdown here and have less than 200 minutes under their belt. It makes sense, it is one of the solutions we are looking at, but there is a lot of problems with it, which we are trying to work around.’Erasmus said the Springbok coaches were hoping to have an answer over their Rugby Championship participation by 10 October.‘Practically, on the ground, us as coaches, it will probably have to be done by 10 October. After that 46 players will have to go into a camp, do a bit of training, isolation, get tested before we get on to the plane. The arrival date there is 18 October. We would let them play the Currie Cup matches on the 10th, gather together on the 11th and then get on to the plane and quarantine for two weeks. That decision will be made for us, but it can’t be later than after the last game on the 10th.’ALSO READ: Rassie working remotely for health reasonsPhoto: Steve Haag/Gallo Images From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by Dylan Jack 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img  879  136 HealthyWomanMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldHealthyWomanMag|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Jacques Nienaber and Rassie Erasmus Published on September 28, 2020 Bok coaches raise Rugby Champs concerns ‘ Posted in Rugby Championship, Springboks, Test Rugby, Top headlines ‘ Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Firms pay a heavy price for misdeeds

first_imgSwedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB, British sugar firms, German car company Volkswagen and a cartel of shipping companies all faced the wrath of Van Miert for riding roughshod over consumers and rivals.ABB was hit by a whopping 92.1-million-ecu fine after it and a number of smaller firms were foiled in their attempts to drive a rival out of one of their markets. The Commissioner also exacted sweet revenge on behalf of UK sugar consumers by fining the two main producers, British Sugar and Tate & Lyle, a total of 46.6 million ecu after officials found evidence that they and two other distributors had colluded to keep prices artificially high.Van Miert ignored a wave of protests when he fined members of the Transatlantic Conference Agreement a massive 273 million ecu for price-fixing on the inland legs of door- to-door container transport. These draft guidelines were intended to help the institution settle a number of pending television state aid cases. Instead, a majority of member states – anxious to control their broadcasters – said the Commission should continue to deal with state aid probes into public service broadcasters on a case-by-case basis. He also imposed a record 102-million-ecu fine on Volkswagen for stopping its Italian dealerships from selling cars to German and Austrian customers wishing to take advantage of lower prices. If that were not enough, Van Miert also signalled his willingness to move into relatively uncharted waters by announcing that his staff would reviewing anti-trust policy in sport.The Belgian soccer enthusiast got a taste for the sport sector when he locked horns earlier in the year with Formula One motor-racing supremos Max Mosely and Bernie Ecclestone over their allegedly exclusive television deals.He also hinted that he would have liked to be in charge of the probe into UK pay-TV company BSkyB’s take-over of Manchester United Football Club – but, sadly for Van Miert, that falls within the remit of British officials.At the same time, the Commissioner and his officials have shown they are not afraid to block anti-competitive mergers and joint ventures, however politically sensitive they might be.Van Miert told German media giants Kirch and Bertelsmann that they could not pool their resources in the Premiere platform, despite warnings that blocking the deal would put back digital TV developments in the country. He also wrestled concessions out of reluctant corporate giants such as British Airways and American Airlines and Lufthansa, United Airlines and SAS, setting a bench-mark for future aviation alliances.But while Van Miert demonstrated his determination to use the powers he already has this year, he is facing an uphill struggle to convince member states to give his staff a freer hand to rule on the financing of public-service broadcasting. His officials got short shrift from member states in October when they presented a policy paper on the issue which recommended that TV channels should be forced to account more fully for the state hand-outs they receive to fulfil their public service remits.last_img read more

All The Top Sports Stats From The Weekend

first_imgThe 33-year-old also leads the scoring charts but all the individual accolades will make for scant consolation if Barcelona misses out on the title. They trail Real Madrid by four points with four games left.3. Robert LewangoalskiIs there a hotter striker anywhere in the world than Polish forward?Lewandowski, Europe’s leading marksman, took his tally for the season to 51 goals in 43 games with a brace in Bayern’s 4-2 defeat of Bayer Leverkusen in the final of the German Cup. 2. Assist Master Lionel MessiAnother day another record for the diminutive Argentine master who broke his own assists record in LaLiga on Sunday.Messi set up goals for Luis Suarez and Antoine Greizmann in the 4-1 defeat of Villarreal to record his 18th and 19th assists of the season – the most of any player since he reached 18 assists in 2010-11. Ronaldo has now scored 46 free-kick goals at club level, with 32 for Real Madrid and 13 for Manchester United. The 31-year-old sits on top every goalscoring chart in all competitions he’s played in for Bayern this season. The game which saw the Bavarians claim a record 20th German Cup and 13th domestic double was also notable for several other records. The 20-year-old benefitted from two safety car incidents to hold off Lewis Hamilton to cross the finish line in third place – becoming the youngest British driver in the history of the sport to register a podium finish since Hamilton finished third in his debut race at Melbourne GP in 2007 as a 22-year-old.Overall, Norris became the third-youngest podium finisher ever after Max Verstappen (18 years and 228 days) and Lance Stroll (18 years and 239 days).5. Martial & Rashford Cole & Yorke Reincarnated?United’s downward slide since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson has been stark and depressing but it appears Red Devils fans have something to smile about again.By scoring a goal a piece in the 5-2 thrashing of Bournemouth on Saturday, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford became the first two United players to score 20 goals in a season since Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez. A record-setting machine, Ronaldo also became the first player to score 25 Serie A goals in a season for the club since Omar Sivori in 1960-61.A special mention to the ever-green Gianluigi Buffon whose record-breaking 648th Serie A appearance took him past Paolo Maldini’s previous record. RelatedCristiano Ronaldo On Target As Juventus Win Ninth Consecutive Serie A TitleJuly 26, 2020In “Featured”Why Cristiano Ronaldo May Be Past His PrimeNovember 7, 2017In “Features”Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Goals Record In Juventus LossFebruary 8, 2020In “Italy” It was a weekend of plenty sporting action as football continued across Europe and Formula One finally zoomed off after a four-month delay with the first race of the season in Austria.Busybuddiesng.com looks at the top sporting stats from the weekend.1. Phew! Cristiano Ronaldo Scores A Freekick At LastNo one quite embodies the old saying “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” like the Portuguese superstar who didn’t allow a failure to score from 42 previous freekick attempts stop him from trying.After blasting previous attempts at defenders and into stadium stands, the 35-year-old was finally rewarded with a first free-kick goal for Juventus from his 43rd attempt as the Serie A leaders beat city rivals Torino 4-2 on Saturday. There could be further cause for joy at Old Trafford with the prodigiously talented Mason Greenwood setting fans’ pulses afire.The 18-year-old is currently on 15 goals and if he hits five more, it would the first time three United players have breached the 20-goal mark since 1964-65. 4. Maiden Podium For NorrisYoung British driver Lando Norris bagged his first podium finish as the 2020 Formula One season finally got underway after a four-month delay with the Austrian GP on Sunday.last_img read more