Private equity drives value creation through sustainable investment

Posted On May 9 2021 by

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development TAGSAfrican Private Equity and Venture Capital AssociationAVCAInvesting in AfricainvestmentPrivate Equity Previous articleBottling plant reduces waste water by 60%Next articleChinese firm launches clean energy project- Humbrella Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. Featured image: Stock The pan-African industry association, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA), has released a special report, which looks at the history and evolution of responsible investing in Africa.The objective is to demonstrate the role of development finance institutions and private equity in creating a sustainable private sector.The report titled An Untold Story: The Evolution of Responsible Investing in Africa, was released at the 15th Annual AVCA Conference which was held on 23rd and 24th April in Marrakech.The report defines responsible investing and explores how fund managers in Africa typically invest for development outcomes that encompass financial returns and economic impact.Given the continuing rise of responsible investing approaches, we must highlight the important role of the development finance community in the establishment of the PE industry in Africa.Over the past two decades, they have helped to define an industry for which environmental, social and governance is a vital part of value creation. AVCA tells this story, which is supported by the association’s 2017 Sustainability Study Survey finding that nearly 70% of PE-backed companies had ESG factors integrated into their investment process.An Untold Story: The Evolution of Responsible Investing in Africa focuses on how private equity (PE) strengthens the private sector through responsible investing and comes as part of AVCA’s ongoing exploration of the topic, which includes the annual Africa Sustainability Study.The research delivers insights on a core theme influencing the investment ecosystem in Africa and follows the recent special macro report, which examines how African fund managers can capture opportunities in the face of rising currency and political risk. Read more: Private investment in mega-projects shows signs of recoveryThe evolution and outlook of responsible investing formed an important part of discussions at AVCA’s conference in Marrakech. On the back of successful industry gatherings in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Cape Town, and Lagos, AVCA continues to showcase the most important private equity themes in the fastest growing economies in the world.Given Morocco’s regional share of PE investments and recent re-entry into the African Union (AU), Marrakech served as the ideal location to celebrate the 15th anniversary of AVCA’s Conference.Commenting on the report, Enitan Obasanjo-Adeleye, Director, Head of Research, AVCA, noted: “Responsible investing, sustainable investment and ESG implementation are approaches that have long been practised by the PE industry in Africa.“This is no flash in the pan and by outlining the evolution to date, AVCA’s goal is to promote greater understanding and uptake of these practices by industry experts and newcomers alike.”Runa Alam, Chair, AVCA Sustainability Committee added: “It is important to emphasise the industry’s ongoing contribution to the sustainable investment story on the continent.“The investment ecosystem must continue to take responsibility for Africa’s economic growth, while recognising that responsible investing itself is a key pillar in value creation.”Download the report here. Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more


Form take-off till our landing

Posted On May 8 2021 by

first_imgBeing born as a human is in itself a great responsibility. Human life is similar to an airplane ride, in which we are in charge of our own plane and must keep flying to live. Every second of our lives we live by a terror of something bad to happen. We are unaware of our very next step. Still, we thrive to live with the hope of some good will happen and keep us contended. We are always lying to our hearts that everything is fine, however, in actual life some bad things keep on happening.While we are in the air, with the control of our plane in our hands, we feel the same kind of terror of some bad might happen. On this earth, we really do have a very limited amount of time to live. Who knows what might happen at the very next step of our life? The plane of which we are in charge of might crash and fall. So we ought to take every step wisely and with wide-open eyes.Our life is not actually ours. While living we have to take account of numerous things that surround us. We are completely bound with the web of many social relations which if we do break, we get parted from them. At the very first, comes our relation with our parents. As a teenager, we do aspire many things which may be either be marrying the partner of our own choice or pursuing a career of our liking. But as I said, we do have to keep flying our plane with the help of fuel of our parent’s trust. If we don’t do so, we might fall or be destroyed.Constraints and obstacles will always come in the journey of our takeoff till landing. In fact, they must as we learn to struggle for our leftover journey on this earth. We came alone and will depart alone too. Just try not to live alone on this planet. We cant always do what we wish to. It is true that now we have become quite a modern nerd but every plane has its own types of passengers. We just have to keep on flying by keeping in mind our boundaries and making others too happy on our journey.Each one does something bad or wrong in his life and when we come closer to our landing time, we slowly start to realize them and regret them. We do so because our journey to fly more and make certain more advantages have come to end. Now we cant fly as much high as we could. So the human regrets all the wrongs he had done and prays for his safe landing.With the landing, our journey in the sky to fly and rise is over. We become weaker and empty from inside and ultimately depart alone from this world. Now we no longer have to take into consideration the boundaries set up by any of our known people. We no longer have to worry about breaching anyone’s trust. We no longer have to be sad and depressed anymore. We surely don’t have to die for anything anymore as we are dead too.last_img read more


79 Hoboken City Hall workers received layoff notices, unclear how many…

Posted On May 7 2021 by

first_img By John Heinis – March 2, 2020 8:35 am 11 AloneAgain Q is a scam March 3, 2020 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm Copenhagen “Due to the incompetence of the mayor’s office and our people playing politics full time, here is your layoff notice.”Signed,Ravi’s Overpaid Henchman same as Ravi. Both in it for the $$$ Community Ravibots went tilt. Even a massacre of Hoboken as Ravi’s committed with its finances would see a couple of his fanatics show up to question Defusco’s workout gear. They’re that messed up in the head. FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront TAGShoboken 2020 budgethoboken city councilhoboken city hallravi bhalla SHARE March 2, 2020 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm maybe dufusco could open a GoFundMe to raise funds for the city employees, seeing that he had some much success with the one he opened to catch the source of the terrorist flyer, right?btw, whatever happened to all that flyer GoFundMe money? Looks like some serious whataboutism on this thread. Facebook Twitter Qanon Community Bayonne How would the mayor know where the flyer GoFundMe money went? Just answer the original question: whatever happened to that money? Yeah, ok, Ravi is lousy but not ever single day.I was a Ravibot. I’m better now. Reality Bites March 3, 2020 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm March 3, 2020 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm OJlooksfortherealkiller 11 COMMENTS 79 Hoboken City Hall workers received layoff notices on Friday, though it remains unclear how many municipal employees will lose their jobs as a the result of an impending, multi-million dollar budget shortfall.By John Heinis/Hudson County View” … This is to notify all employees that for reasons of economy, efficiency or other related reason, it is possible that you will be laid off or demoted from your permanent or probationary positions,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla’s Director of Operations Jason Freeman wrote in a letter that went out to workers Friday.“This layoff will be effective at the close of the working day on May 7, 2020. This notification provides you with the minimum 45 day layoff notice required by the above law,” continuing that the notice will expire after 120 days unless the head of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission takes further action.According to the letter, civil service will notify affected employees prior to May 7th.City spokesman Vijay Chaudhuri said today, about two weeks before the city’s budget will first be introduced, pointed to healthcare and pension costs – as well as labor contract negotiations – as the main reasons for this year’s budget crunch (as he had previously).“Unfortunately, fixed costs including rising health care, pension and previously negotiated union contracts have created a number of challenges for the City for the upcoming budget,” Chaudhuri stated.“Layoffs are a worst case scenario and every effort will be made over the coming weeks to produce a budget with the City Council that reduces costs and keeps Hoboken fiscally sound for the long-term.”He did not specifically respond to a question asking if there was any preliminary layoff plan to accompany the initial version of the budget.As HCV first reported, then-Business Administrator Stephen Marks said in January that an anticipated budget shortfall of over $7 million could equate to 80 layoffs.Since then, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, the chair of the council’s revenue and finance subcommittee, has said the city could actually be in the red as much as $14 million, though expressed at the February 18th council meeting that new revenues could bring that number down to about $12 million.The mayor’s office disagrees with that assessment though, pointing out that a December 17th memo from Marks pegged the exact figure as $7,420,795 and that hasn’t changed.The head of the Hoboken municipal employees union, where members had received 46 out of the 79 layoff notices, expressed frustration over the process and indicated that the administration has basically shut the door on entertaining any conversations with them.“It’s very upsetting and overwhelming to people. Even though I’m the union president, I received a personal letter as well. The administration was pretty much silent [on Friday] and they seem to be disinterested in hearing from our union,” Hoboken Municipal Employees Association President Diane Nieves told HCV over the phone.“None of their part-time workers are included on this list, it only seems to be workers that have been here for many years: they targeted people, particularly more women than men,” she added, noting that everyone where she works, the Rent Leveling and Stabilization Office, received a layoff notice.The next Hoboken City Council meeting is at City Hall, 94 Washington St., on Wednesday, March 4th, at 7 p.m.RELATED: Councilman DeFusco says Bhalla should be focusing on cutting funding, not people, in midst of ongoing budget crisiscenter_img Reformed Ravibot Ravi Sux DangerWillRobinson CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Previous articleN.J. Assembly clears Chiaravallotti bill that would require AG to report bias crimes to FBINext articleProsecutor: Baltimore man charged with fatal Jersey City shooting John Heinis Ask Ravi.Go to the source. March 2, 2020 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter OJlooksfortherealkiller March 2, 2020 11:02 am at 11:02 am HobokenPolitics & Policy Ravi Terror Flier Inc. Jersey City high school teacher suspended after rant calling George Floyd ‘a f***ing criminal’ Good question. Where DID the GoFundMe money go Michael? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 2, 2020 11:09 am at 11:09 am GoFundYou March 2, 2020 11:58 am at 11:58 am March 2, 2020 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm 79 Hoboken City Hall workers received layoff notices, unclear how many people will lose jobs March 2, 2020 11:28 am at 11:28 am 100% March 2, 2020 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm Comments are closed.last_img read more


FEI Celebrates 90 Years

Posted On May 4 2021 by

first_img SIGN UP “We are proud of the history and tradition of our sport, which celebrates the centuries-old relationship between humans and horses. We continue to celebrate equestrian sport, which has proved beyond any doubt that it has the magic and charisma to remain attractive and relevant in the modern sporting landscape. What an incredible journey it has been and what an incredible journey it will continue to be over the next 90 years!” November 24th, is a historic day for the FEI as the Federation celebrates its 90th birthday and joins in the celebrations for the 1000-day countdown to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014. Another important date was also marked today with the launch of the 1000-day countdown to the FEI’s flagship event, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Caen (FRA). To celebrate the occasion, the French minister for sport David Douillet, personalities representing the Games’ Organising Committee, the region of Lower Normandy, and the city of Caen, as well as Alltech Chief Marketing Officer Catherine Keogh, and FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos unveiled the 2014 Games’ official logo at the Caen Fine Arts Museum. “The FEI was founded in 1921 at a small gathering in troubled post-war Europe; now, 90 years later, the FEI is an international organisation with 132 Member Federations and is in charge of almost 3,500 events organised all over the world. More than 50,000 horses and 32,000 riders, drivers and vaulters are today registered with the FEI,” FEI President HRH Princess Haya commented. Horse Sport Enews Email* A totem pole constructed from three Jumping rails pointing up towards the sky will be erected near the stadium Michel d’Ornano in the city of Caen, where the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 opening and closing ceremonies will be held. A solar-powered countdown timer will be placed on the totem pole, so that the Games become a part of the local residents’ everyday lives even before the event gets underway.center_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Exactly 90 years ago, on 24 November 1921, representatives from national equestrian organisations from Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United States gathered in Paris (FRA) with the objective of forming an international federation. The inclusion of equestrian sport in the Olympic movement and the rapid development of the sport overall made it clear that internationally recognised rules supervised by a world governing body were essential. The Fédération Equestre Internationale was born and Baron du Teil of France was elected as the first FEI President. The logo, which depicts a horse’s head and a human’s head superimposed on a leafy green background, demonstrates the unique bond between human and horse at the heart of the Games. The shared profile and shared eye are a creative way of showing the relationship between two elite athletes and their combined determination to win. The beautiful host region of Normandy is present in the bold green colour and the apple blossoms on the backdrop. An animated version of the logo can be viewed here. Celebrations will continue on Saturday 26 November when the people of Caen will be invited to learn more about equestrian sport through games and family-oriented activities. Tags: FEI, FEI President HRH Princess Haya, Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more


John Pearce and Chianto Win Again at the HITS Desert Circuit

Posted On May 4 2021 by

first_imgIt was big and it was fast! Forty-nine horse and rider teams competed for top slots in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, Friday. Seventeen made the jump-off, with times getting progressively faster and building to a bang as the last pair to take the field, John Pearce and Chianto, knocked it out of the park for the win in 42.68 seconds.Pearce, who lives in Bermuda Dunes, California, and rides for Canada, was able to shave fractions of a second off the ride that immediately preceded his – a tour by Germany’s Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Windward Farm’s Unbelievable in 42.82 seconds, who took second place. Michaels-Beerbaum was also third on Octavia Farm’s Malou, in 44.38 seconds.It was the second SmartPak Grand Prix win this winter for Pearce and Chianto, owned by Forest View Farm and Allison Moore. The duo won the $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, on February 24.“It was just a great jump-off, right down to the wire,” Pearce said. “I went last, and the times just kept getting faster and faster. When Meredith went before me and was winning I knew I’d have to push as hard as I could.” Pearce’s strategy was to “gallop to the first line, which nobody else did. Out of the gate, I was flat out, and that’s what made the difference.”Michaels-Beerbaum also had plenty to be proud of at the end of the day, going double-clear on all three of her rides, with a seventh place finish on Octavia Farm’s Checkmate rounding out her stellar performance.Lane Clarke of Laguna Niguel, California, and Granville Equine’s Casseur du Prix were fourth at 44.88 seconds, while Duncan McFarlane of San Ramon, California, riding Simone Coxe’s Mr. Whoopy placed fifth in 45.56 seconds.German designer Olaf Petersen’s course was technical, but not trappy, according to riders. Built at heights of up to 1.50m with 13 obstacles and 16 jumping efforts, horse-and-rider pairs took to the field under blue skies and billowing white clouds.The oxer-vertical-vertical triple combination at jump nine stood between many hopefuls and the jump-off, with fifteen riders knocking down one or more rails. “The line to the triple combination was very challenging,” Pearce said. “It was more than a 90-degree bend in a very short distance. It didn’t give you time to think – you had to land and make a decision right away.”Michaels-Beerbaum and Checkmate were first in and the first clear in round one. A few rounds later, there was another clear with McFarlane and Whoopy, signaling the intense competition ahead. After the first few riders posted times in the seventies, the round-one time allowed was reduced from 81 to 75 seconds – snug but manageable. Pearce had three horses in competition, but a rail down at 9b prevented Forest View Farm’s Son of a Gun from making the jump-off. On that owner’s Johnny B Good Pearce finished eleventh, with four faults in round two.Pearce and the other riders are now turning their focus to the AIG Thermal $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by Lamborghini Newport Beach, next week on Sunday, March 17, the last day of the circuit. While he’s feeling good about his two recent grand prix wins, Pearce is approaching the million dollar class with humility. “There are so many variables in sport and with horses,” Pearce said. “You just have to hope you everyone wakes up feeling good on the right day, and all the pieces fall into place. With the AIG Million, it’s going to be a whole different league. We’ll see it go from national level to Olympic level overnight.”Of Chianto, the 17-year-old horse he’s been riding for the past five years and plans to ride in the AIG Thermal Million, Pearce said, “He’s got a lot of heart and he’s feeling great. If you can keep an older horse sound and fresh, they are the best because they are experienced, and you have a partnership that has grown over time.”$25,000 SmartPak Grand PrixPlace/Horse /Owner/Rider/Prize $/Rd 1/Faults JO/Faults JO/Time1 Chianto/Harry & Mollie Chapman/John Pearce/$7,500/0/0/42.682 Unbelievable 5/Horsemanship Unlimited/Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum/$5,500/0/0/42.823 Malou/Windward Farm/Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum/$3,250/0/0/44.384 Casseur de Prix/John Perez/Lane Clarke/$2,000/0/0/44.885 Mr. Whoopy/Eduardo Menezes/Duncan McFarlane/$1,500/0/0/45.656 Criptonite/Zeidler Farm Canada, LTD/Enrique Gonzalez/$1,250/0/0/46.497 Checkmate/Eden Valley Stables/Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum/$1,000/0/0/46.508 Alberto II/Copernicus Stables, LLC/Kara Chad/$750/0/0/47.249 Avensis 4/Cross Creek Farms, Inc./Elizabeth Gingras/$750/0/0/47.2610 Taunus/Eduardo Menezes/Francie Steinwedell-Carvin/$500/0/0/47.3611 Johnny B Good/Hester Equestrian, Inc./John Pearce/$500/0/4/43.6512 Lariccello/Alec Lawler/Helen McNaught/$500/0/4/44.69 More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more


Mother of missing Iowa woman believes her daughter may be held captive

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgKCRG-TV(IOWA CITY, Iowa) — The family of a missing University of Iowa student now believes she is being held captive and has increased the reward for her return.An earlier lead about a possible spotting of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared on July 18 after going for a jog, has been ruled out, authorities announced Thursday.Mollie Tibbetts’ parents and boyfriend had a direct message for possible kidnappers at a press conference Thursday morning.“We believe that Mollie is still alive, and if someone has abducted her, we plead with you” to let her go, said Mollie’s mother, Laura Calderwood.“Everyday, I feel Mollie’s presence with me. Sometimes I just feel her sitting on my shoulder. And Mollie was an incredibly strong young woman, and I don’t know that I have the strength in me, and Mollie is lending me her strength every day and every night,” she said.Police have ruled out Mollie Tibbett’s boyfriend, Dalton Jack, as a possible suspect. The two had been living together this summer.“If they’re listening, I would just like them to know imagine if this was you,” Jack said at the press conference.“Imagine if this was you. Somebody had taken your Mollie. Wouldn’t you want to help? Wouldn’t you want her back? Just do the right thing and let her go,” he said.Her father, Rob Tibbetts, said the $172,000 reward is “another tool in our arsenal.”“We are told very little by the authorities for very good reason,” he said, noting how police are hesitant to share information with anyone who could be connected to the case.“They’ve put together a very sophisticated investigation,” he said of the police.Authorities told reporters on Thursday that a reported sighting of the student more than 200 miles away in Missouri proved to be false.In spite of the unanswered questions in the case, “I do think she’s out there,” Rob Tibbetts said.“We’re setting our personal feelings aside. This is a fight for our daughter,” he added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


NY police deploy more than 600 officers to patrol subways after stabbings

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgAerialPerspective Works/iStockBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) — More than 600 New York City uniformed police officers are being deployed to patrol the subway system in the wake of last week’s deadly stabbings.Two people were killed and four were injured in a rash of stabbing attacks over the weekend. All of the victims appeared to be homeless.Transit Chief Kathleen O’Reilly said 644 officers will patrol platforms, inspect trains, secure entryways and ride in subway cars for the “foreseeable future.”But homeless advocates argued the heavy police presence won’t protect vagrants in need of shelter.“Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo need to respond not with more stigmatization and callousness toward people without homes, or heavy-handed police removals, but with real and immediate access to housing for unsheltered New Yorkers,” Giselle Routhier, policy director at the Coalition for the Homeless in New York, told ABC News.She pointed out that officials have promised time and time again to prevent violent crimes like last weekend’s stabbings from occurring.“These devastating attacks are a reminder that failing to offer the dignity and safety of a real home during this historic pandemic is literally a matter of life and death,” she added.The Salvation Army Greater New York Division also slammed the move to increase the number of officers on subways.“The vast majority of unhoused people are peaceful and penalizing poverty will not solve the homeless crisis in New York City,” a Salvation Army spokesperson told ABC News.The organization said a more effective solution to protecting the vulnerable homeless population is to allocate funds to “expand safe, non-congregate housing for people experiencing homelessness” that will “restore safety and dignity to all.”The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) closed the subway overnight during the pandemic, essentially kicking out homeless people who often flock to subway stations for warmth in the cold winter months.Homeless man Rigoberto Lopez, 21, was arrested and charged with the murder of two people on the A subway line last weekend.Other violent incidents have also been reported over the past few months.Last week a man was stabbed on the 1 train platform at the Christopher Street station in Manhattan and in January a person was caught on body camera footage trying to shove a woman in front of a moving train.O’Reilly said the new group of patrol officers include 331 Transit Bureau officers and 313 Patrol Bureau cops and they’ll be spread out across the subway system, especially for morning and evening rushes.She assured the public the Big Apple’s public transit system “remains one of the safest large transit systems in the world,” adding, “When a crime does occur, our officers move swiftly to make immediate arrests.”The influx of officers is still less than the additional 1,000 officers the MTA asked for.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Non-Tenure Track Clinical Associate Professor

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_imgApplications are invited for appointment as Non-Tenure TrackClinical Associate Professor in the Department ofPaediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (Ref.: 503785),to commence on July 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on athree-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewalsubject to funding availability.Applicants should possess a medical qualification registrable withthe Hong Kong Medical Council and a higher professionalqualification recognized by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine orits equivalent. Applicants should have extensive experience inmanaging patients with acute and chronic medical problems. Abilityto speak Cantonese will be an advantage, although teaching,research and professional activities are conducted in English. Theyshould have demonstrated excellence in teaching and supervisingmedical students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, anddemonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and contributing to theenhancement and development of medical and health sciences coursesin the Faculty. Applicants should have a proven ability inconducting independent high-quality research, as evidenced by anestablished research track record in paediatrics, substantialachievements in research publications and a track record ofsuccessful grant applications. The appointee will organize anddevelop undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, conductresearch, and provide clinical services and patient care at theUniversity’s teaching hospitals – Queen Mary Hospital and the newlyestablished Hong Kong Children’s Hospital.A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medicalbenefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% ofgross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuityand University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme,totalling up to 15% of basic salary. A monthly cash allowance willbe offered to the successful candidate. Housing benefits will alsobe provided as applicable.The University only accepts online application for the above post.Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. aswell as teaching and research statements. Closes May 20, 2021.Advertised: Apr 16, 2021 (HK Time)Applications close: May 20, 2021 (HK Time)last_img read more


Virtual brokerage eXp hit with trademark suit on heels of NY launch

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_imgeXp Realty CEO Glenn Sanford with eXp Realty and EXP Realty Advisors logos (Credit: iStock)Less than a month after launching in New York City, virtual brokerage eXp Realty is in hot water with a local competitor claiming trademark infringement.In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, EXP Realty Advisors, a boutique commercial real estate firm in Midtown, accused the newcomer of “false advertising” and “cybersquatting,” after it allegedly registered domain names and social media accounts that are confusingly similar to its own.EXP Realty Advisors president Robert JamesAccording to the suit, EXP Realty Advisors has been in business since 2009. Although it never registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s been using certain “marks” — or logos — to advertise its services for the past decade.In the complaint, EXP claims eXp was fully aware of this fact. In April, the suit said, an affiliate of the virtual firm named Robert Creamer emailed EXP to ask about acquiring the name “eXp Commercial” since it was planning a foray into commercial brokerage.Despite EXP’s resistance, the suit said, eXp has “continued their use of confusingly similar marks, and in fact have begun to use such marks in connection with commercial real estate services.” Earlier this month, EXP alleges, a residential agent in New York mistakenly wrote to the commercial brokerage asking join its ranks.Founded in 2009 by CEO Glenn Sanford, eXp is one of the fastest-growing residential brands in the U.S. It had 15,570 agents at the end of 2018, up from 2,401 in 2016. It’s since surpassed 18,000 agents.The Bellingham, Wash.-based firm launched in New York City this month, after hosting info sessions for agents at the Park Lane Hotel in April.Kim Canvan is eXp’s managing broker for New York; Matt Parrella is heading eXp’s New York City operation.In the suit, EXP said it was seeking damages, to be determined at a jury trial. It also asked the court to have eXp destroy all labels, brochures and social media posts that are confusing, and cancel its websites or transfer them to EXP.READ THIS NEXT:Can eXP’s virtual world work in New York? Virtual brokerage eXp Realty’s profit soars  This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more


Qatar 2015 (Day 3): No surprises in Group A and B

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_img31–33 ShareTweetShareShareEmail 20–27 Austria Chile 29–34 Spain 27–29 Macedonia Click to comment 25–28 23–21 Tunisia Brazil 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. Croatia Bosnia-Herzegovina ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsSome interesting matches gave a lot of nice moments to the handball fans across the globe in Day 3 of the 24th Men’s World Championship in Qatar. Slovenia Iran Belarus Qatar Related Items:last_img read more