OSC issues 2016 risk assessment questionnaire

first_img James Langton Keywords ComplianceCompanies Ontario Securities Commission The regulator uses the survey to rank firms in terms of the riskiness of their businesses. This ranking guides the process of which firms will be selected for compliance examinations. The survey, which goes to the firms that are directly regulated by the provincial regulator (including exempt market dealers, portfolio managers, and investment fund managers), “gathers comprehensive information about registrants’ business operations,” the OSC says in its announcement. Firms are required to complete the RAQ by June 29. The OSC is hosting outreach sessions on May 30 (online) and May 31 (in-person) to guide firms through the process of comlpeting the questionnaire. The seminars will cover frequently asked questions, and walk participants through areas of the RAQ that have given firms difficulty in the past. The previous RAQ was issued in 2014. The seminars aim to make the process “more effective and efficient” for firms, the OSC says. Photo copyright: uulgaa/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Industry applauds Sousa’s regulatory proposals Regulators aim to root out pandemic-driven liquidity issues The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published the 2016 edition of its risk assessment questionnaire (RAQ) on Wednesday. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media SEC examines rules for inter-fund trading Related news Conflicts, crypto, cyber risk: the year ahead in compliancelast_img read more

GAC Marine Logistics takes the weight of oversized spares operation for Atlantic Bulk Carriers

first_imgGML was entrusted with the entire operation, from receiving the propeller and shaft from the suppliers’ doors at their separate points of origin, through to fitting the shaft to the propeller before placing them in long-term storage at its dedicated warehouse in Singapore, helping to ensure that both items are ready for dispatch and immediate use on any of the ABC fleet of vessels.A team of Wartsila technicians was flown in for the fitting. Working closely with them to meet safety and technical requirements, GML made sure everything was in place before they arrived. That included hiring a 150 MT crane to lift the shaft for safe installation, and arranging for a power generator, blocks of teak wood to support the propeller, lifting team for security purposes and cleaning of the items. After fitting, the shaft was removed from the propeller and the items are stored separately at a secure location in GML’s facility in Singapore.last_img read more

Everton made ‘shy enquiry’ for player in January alongside €20m bid…

first_imgEverton made a ‘shy enquiry’ for Napoli forward Hirving Lozano in January, not long after submitting a €20m bid for midfielder Allan. That’s according to Corriere del Mezzogiorno, who cover the situation at Napoli in their piece today.The Italian side are expected to undergo something of an overhaul in the summer transfer window, with several of their big names all linked with exits.It has been widely expected that Lozano could move on, with the Mexican having endured a challenging first year at the club after making a record move from PSV Eindhoven last summer.He has particularly struggled under Gennaro Gattuso since his arrival and was kicked out of training early by the Italian coach not long ago.Thus, Napoli are ‘thinking about’ recovering the money they paid for him and, among the interested suitors are Everton.Embed from Getty ImagesCarlo Ancelotti is a known fan of the forward, having taken him to Napoli in the first place, and Everton’s need for a right-winger means a move would make plenty of sense.They’ve been the subject of numerous rumours since Ancelotti’s arrival, and according to the newspaper, there was a ‘shy enquiry’ about his availability in the January transfer market.A move never happened, but it indicates the Toffees are keen and could revive their interest should he be available as expected in the summer.The same can be said of Allan.Like Lozano, he has been linked with a move to Goodison Park, with Ancelotti thought to consider him the ideal addition for his Blues midfield.There were numerous reports throughout January – and since then – about Everton’s interest but it seems they made an official bid.Corriere del Mezzogiorno state there was a €20m plus bonuses bid in the winter window, submitted at the same time as the enquiry for Lozano.It seems that was rejected, but it shows the ballpark Everton are looking at if they come calling again in the summer.With reports elsewhere claiming Napoli want at least €40m, there’s a big gap for them to make up, a task they’ll be hoping Director of Football Marcel Brands is up to.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

Real Sociedad fall to Getafe as they’re beaten 1-2 at Reale Seguros Stadium

first_img The game started favourably for Real Sociedad, with a good early goal from Mikel Merino in the 5th minute, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-0. Upd. at 20:50 SPORT.es CEST 06/10/2019 Real defeated at home by Getafe at Reale Seguros Stadium on Sunday. The two teams arrived at this challenge after suffering a defeat in their previous league game. Real Sociedad faced the match with a desire to make up their league after losing against Sevilla 3-2 while Getafe lost by a result of 0-2 in the previous match against Barcelona. As of today, Real Sociedad is 5th in the LaLiga table with 13 points from 8 matches, while Getafe sits 12th with 10 points after 8 matches.center_img Getafe and Real Sociedad will play at home stadium against Leganés and Real Betis respectively. At the end of the match, both teams made 3 substitutions each. For Real Sociedad Igor Zubeldia, Alexander Isak and Ander Barrenetxea came on for Willian Jose, Ander Guevara and Portu, while Getafe brought on Kennedy, Ángel Rodríguez and David Timor to replace Allan Nyom, Jorge Molina and David. The referee booked Diego Llorente from Real and Diego Llorente (2 yellow cards) saw the red card, while for Getafe Jaime Mata, Damián Suárez, Faycal Fajr and Leandro Cabrera saw a yellow card as well. Getafe took the lead in the second half, thanks to a goal from Jaime Mata 69 minutes in the game. Later, Getafe scored again and turned the match 1-2 thanks to a goal from Nemanja Maksimovic in the 89th minute just before the end of the second half, finalising the game with a 1-2.last_img read more

Positive end for Pumas

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER SIX runs, six wins, sixth place. The numbers aligned for the Pakenham Pumas on Saturday, finishing their…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

United by colours

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER RED, white and blue. These are the colours any Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL) players from Gippsland…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Season ends with a tied game

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER WGCA DISTRICT REVIEW – ROUND 14 TIES, upsets and a gallant effort from the spooners. It was…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway Name Team To Face Kildare

first_imgGalway Manager Kevin Walsh has named his team to face Kildare in the Super 8’s on Sunday Next. There is enforced change with Peter Cooke coming in for the injured Paul Conroy. The Galway team is1. Ruairi Lavelle2. Declan Kyne3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh4. Eoghan Kerin5. Cathal Sweeney6. Gareth Bradshaw7. Johnny Heaney8. Peter Cooke9. Thomas Flynn10. Michael Daly11. Shane Walsh12. Seán Kelly13. Ian Burke14. Damien Comer15. Eamonn Branniganprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Scientists uncover what makes deep soil either a carbon sink or source

first_imgResearchers say they have discovered the conditions that determine whether deep soil acts as a source of carbon emissions, releasing heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, or as a sink, sequestering the carbon and keeping it from contributing to global climate change.It’s estimated that as much as 2,400 gigatons of carbon is stored in soil and that two-thirds of that carbon lies at a depth greater than 20 centimeters — meaning that there is enough deep soil carbon in the world to double the amount of carbon dioxide currently in Earth’s atmosphere.Soil organic carbon results from the decomposition of plant matter and can stay locked up in soil for thousands of years. But if below-ground decomposition rates increase due to climate change, the carbon stored in deep soil could be released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. Researchers say they have discovered the conditions that determine whether deep soil acts as a source of carbon emissions, releasing heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, or as a sink, sequestering the carbon and keeping it from contributing to global climate change.According to Caitlin Hicks Pries, an assistant professor of biology at Dartmouth College in the United States and the lead author of a study to be published in next month’s issue of the journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry, understanding how deep soil carbon will behave in a warmer world is of vital importance to projecting future impacts of global warming.It’s estimated that as much as 2,400 gigatons of carbon is stored in soil and that two-thirds of that carbon lies at a depth greater than 20 centimeters — meaning that there is enough deep soil carbon in the world to double the amount of carbon dioxide currently in Earth’s atmosphere.Soil organic carbon results from the decomposition of plant matter and can stay locked up in soil for thousands of years. But if below-ground decomposition rates increase due to impacts of climate change, the carbon stored in deep soil could be released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.Lead researcher Caitlin Hicks Pries works at the study site. Photo Credit: J. Bryan Curtis.“Deep soil carbon is a really big deal for understanding the future of climate change,” Hicks Pries said in a statement. “Understanding the forces that cause that much carbon and all of its greenhouse gas potential to be stored underground helps us predict what our future climate will look like.”In order to examine the decomposition rates of root litter at different distances below-ground, Hicks Pries and team incubated roots at depths between 15 and 95 centimeters in the soil of an experimental site in an 80-year-old stand of conifer trees located in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. The researchers found that the loss of root litter carbon was roughly the same at all depths for the first six months, but that after 30 months carbon loss slowed significantly deeper below the ground.The team said that less energy is available to microbes in the form of dissolved carbon at the greater depths, and theorized that this could be the reason for the slower decomposition rates, which allow carbon to be stored long-term. “Live fine roots feed the soil with substrates that are like candy for microbes,” Hicks Pries said. “The lack of this energy source at depth denies microbes the energy they need to efficiently decompose dead roots.”To arrive at this finding, the researchers relied on the Carbon Organisms Rhizosphere and Protection in the Soil Environment (CORPSE) model, which was developed by scientists at Princeton University and the University of California, Merced. “CORPSE allows us to focus on the role of living things in the decomposition process when studying soil carbon, rather than just looking at the material that’s being decomposed,” Benjamin Sulman of the University of California, Merced and a study co-author said in a statement.The University of California, Berkeley Center for Forestry Blodgett Forest Research Station, where the study was conducted. Photo Credit: J. Bryan CurtisThe CORPSE model allowed the researchers to determine that decomposition occurs more rapidly when food energy is available to microbes, and that microbes deeper down lose the ability to decompose roots precisely because they have no external source of energy. “This study shows why it’s important to include those biological processes in the computer models we use to make predictions about how ecosystems and climate will change in the future,” Sulman added.The researchers found that moisture level, temperature, and microbe abundance did not directly impact decomposition rates within deep soil, and that lower nitrogen levels could play a role, though they said further testing would be needed to test that assumption. And while the findings cannot be used to predict how much carbon will be released from deep soil in any particular timeframe, they do show how a change in climatic conditions could affect deep soil carbon.Increased rainfall could cause more dissolved organic carbon to penetrate deeper into the soil, for instance, providing the energy microbes need for energy and leading to more carbon being released into the atmosphere. Or if plant species with deep-growing, fine roots come to dominate a particular landscape, that could also cause more carbon to be emitted, while more plants with coarse roots would lead to the opposite affect.“We should be concerned because as temperatures warm, this deep soil organic carbon has the potential to be released as carbon dioxide forcing a positive feedback to climate change,” said Hicks Pries.Measuring soil depths at the study site. Photo Credit: J. Bryan Curtis.CITATION• Pries, C. E. H., Sulman, B. N., West, C., O’Neill, C., Poppleton, E., Porras, R. C., … & Torn, M. S. (2018). Root litter decomposition slows with soil depth. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 125, 103-114. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.07.002 Carbon Conservation, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Climate Change And Conservation, Environment, Global Warming, Global Warming Mitigation, Impact Of Climate Change, Research, Soil Carbon Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Article published by Mike Gaworeckilast_img read more

Embedding Efficiency and Effectiveness (Triple E) at Intel IT

first_imgA couple weeks ago, I attended an internal training session for Intel IT employees that focused on business process innovation and efficiency.  The goal of the session was to increase the focus on organizational efficiency by raising awareness of IT employees, targeting the tools and techniques we use every day.  As the class dove into its agenda, I was questioning the value of the class and specifically my time in class.  I naturally thought about all the work that was piling up in the office and how this class was not helping me do my job, but rather hindering it.Bottom Line, I was a skeptic regarding its value to me.In hindsight, I  initially missed the big picture and strategic value of this training.  What got me back on track was when the instructor posed a question that made me stop and take notice … and it has had me thinking constantly since.  The focus of the question was on the role of IT.Is Information Technology a “value-add” activity to the business or is it “necessary waste”?  The business process terminology we were using in the class forced the role of IT into the “necessary waste” category.  This does not and did not sit well with me.  After all, the mission/role of the Intel IT team is create business value for the corporation and our vision is to make IT a competitive advantage for Intel.  How can we do that if we view ourselves as “necessary waste”.Having pondered this question now for nearly two weeks, I’ve reached my “ah-ha” moment. This class was a strategic way for CIO staff to get the entire IT organization to think differently about ourselves (and our mission), by giving us the tools and a common framework to challenge the things we do every day … all with an eye towards improving our alignment and support of the business.  The focus was not to improve execution to any individual project or initiative that I’m working on today, but rather to instill a culture of IT innovation that is aimed at improving core capabilities, like IT efficiency, business agility, and building robust IT-business partnerships.I have to admit, that sometimes seeing the forest through the trees is hard to do.  When I did open my eyes, I did not have to go far to see IT best practice examples of business process re-engineering efforts that have already delivered some pretty compelling results for Intel. Intel IT Cloud engineering team is transforming the way we supply, manage and deliver IT services inside our office/enterprise business shifting service provisioning time from weeks to hours. Intel IT Data Center team implemented a Lean Six Sigma Methodology that help us extend the life of existing data centers, improving our financial ROI. Intel IT Sales and Marketing support group implemented new tools and business process enabling business growth through streamlined information search and collaboration. So, once a skeptic, I’m now a believer in “Triple E in IT”. I’m curious – what does your organization do to promote IT efficiency and effectiveness?Chrislast_img read more