Skagway Traditional Council monitors wildlife activity to forecast seasonal hooligan run

first_imgAlaska Native Government & Policy | Fisheries | Southeast | WildlifeSkagway Traditional Council monitors wildlife activity to forecast seasonal hooligan runApril 23, 2021 by Mike Swasey, KHNS – Haines Share:Hooligan caught from the Chilkoot River on April 29, 2017. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)The arrival of the hooligan, at one time, meant the difference between survival and starvation at the end of a long hard winter in Southeast Alaska.Traditionally, hooligan — also known as eulachon, candlefish or saak — provided not only food for the Chilkat and Chilkoot Tlingit people of the Upper Lynn Canal, but also medical, social and spiritual well-being.  Their arrival is often forecasted by the presence of gulls, ducks, seals, sea lions and orca.Reuben Cash is the environmental coordinator for the Skagway Traditional Council and is working on the Northern Southeast Alaska Eulachon Population Dynamics Monitoring program. The purpose of the program is to learn more about these anadromous fish, their ecology, population dynamics and distribution.For the last three to four years, the STC has been utilizing a relatively new type of science to study the fish.“We’ve been using a new methodology using environmental DNA. So every critter has DNA, right, that’s what makes up our, our entire makeup is based on this DNA,” Cash said. “And we’re constantly shedding ourselves. So DNA goes into the environment, so they call it environmental DNA, and you’re able to detect whether or not something is there.”Cash said they’ll test the waters of the Skagway and Taiya rivers to harvest the Environmental DNA samples which give an accurate picture of the amount of fish that are present.“As they come up these inlets, all the different wildlife follow them,” he said. “So they call it the ‘grease wave’ because you know, it’s the hooligan or the greasy fish and there are all these animals following them.”Cash said it’s not necessarily land animals that he’s looking for.“What I’m looking for, so sea lions and the mew gulls are really, really good indications. So as soon as we start seeing those increases in number, we’ll start going into the river and pulling water samples,” Cash said.A mew gull is a variety of gull common to the Upper Lynn Canal region. Between the arrival of those mew gulls, Arctic terns, seals and surf scoters, Cash doesn’t think it’ll be long before the hooligan arrive.“I think it’s gonna be any day. I’m assuming because there are less than 3,000 mew gulls over on the flats in Dyea that we don’t have hooligan in yet. I mean it’s really apparent when they do show up, that place is just alive with animals,” he said.In a typical season in Skagway, the hooligan will run into the Skagway and Taiya rivers.  In Haines, they will run into the Chilkoot and Chilkat rivers.  But they have been known to inhabit other streams as well.Traditionally, residents of the area would boil fermented hooligan in wooden canoes by adding water and hot rocks. They would then scoop out the oil with ladles after it rose to the top.  Year-old oil could be whipped and topped with berries. The fresh oil would be used as a condiment, a dipping sauce, or as medicine to treat arthritis, tuberculosis, or cancer.   These days people brine and smoke, pickle, fry, bake or boil them as well.Share this story:last_img read more

Basel Committee issues final criteria on securitizations

first_img These criteria are intended to help guide the financial industry in developing better structures, the Basel Committee stresses, they are not intended to be a substitute for investors’ due diligence. Although the criteria are not a prescription for regulatory action, the Basel Committee is exploring how these criteria could be incorporated into its rules, it notes. “Since the onset of the financial crisis, securitizations have continued to be perceived as too complex, and insufficient information has been available to investors to enable them to perform their risk assessments. These criteria aim to help address some of these issues,” says Greg Medcraft, chairman of the IOSCO board and of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in a statement. The criteria that address simplicity refer to the homogeneity of a structure’s underlying assets, and the complexity of the structure itself. Criteria on transparency focus on providing investors with sufficient information on the underlying assets, the structure of the transaction, and the parties involved in the transaction. In addition, the criteria dealing with comparability aim to facilitate more straightforward comparison between similar products within a given asset class. The criteria were published for comment last December, and they have undergone a few revisions in response to industry feedback, the Basel Committee notes. “Overall, respondents welcomed the initiative, and broadly agreed that the proposed criteria might further assist investors in their investment decision-making process,” it says. Companies Basel Committee on Banking Supervision The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on Thursday released final criteria that aim to encourage the financial industry to develop simpler, more transparent securitization structures. The initiative addresses one of the issues that emerged during the financial crisis, which is that securitization structures were too complex, and that some investors had a hard time understanding their exposures. James Langton center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Investors Group to pay $750,000 for overcharging clients

first_img Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Keywords MERs and management fees,  EnforcementCompanies Investors Group, Manitoba Securities Commission IIROC reaches settlement with three former All Group reps serezniy/123RF James Langton PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case The Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) has approved a settlement with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. and Investors Group Securities Inc., in connection with alleged client overcharging. The firms agreed to voluntarily pay $750,000 to the Manitoba Treasury, along with $30,000 in costs to the commission. The settlement stems from the discovery that the two affiliates of Winnipeg-based Investors Group failed to move eligible investors into a cheaper series of certain funds, for which the investors were qualified based on meeting asset thresholds. According to the settlement agreement, the firms discovered the issue in the wake of a settlement between the Ontario Securities Commission and affiliates of Toronto-Dominion Bank, which first brought the issue of possible client overcharging to light. Read: OSC & firms focus on overcharging Investors Group self-reported its own possible overcharging to Manitoba regulators in December 2014, and launched a plan to pay compensation to investors. “Investors Group did not establish, maintain and apply policies and procedures to establish a system of controls and supervision that consistently ensured that holders of the Investors Group funds who were eligible for a lower management expense ratio (MER) series of the same funds were so advised in a timely manner after they became eligible,” the MSC settlement agreement says. Investors Group has paid $79 million in compensation to 93,941 affected investors, and enhanced its controls to prevent a recurrence of the overcharging issue, the settlement agreement notes. No evidence of wrongdoing was uncovered, and that the firms fully co-operated with the regulators, the settlement confirms. Photo copyright: serezniy/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newslast_img read more

Ontario one step closer to regulating financial planners

first_img Call for standards Expert Committee’s proposed rules could have far-reaching implications IFIC urges Ontario to lead national collaboration on financial planning rules Expert Committee’s final report recommends new rules for advisors, financial planners Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Queen's Park, Ontario legislature, exterior warasit/123RF James Langton Related news Ontario commits to move forward on regulating financial planners Keywords Financial planning,  Advisor titles The proposals follow some of the recommendations that the Ontario government appointed Expert Committee to Consider Financial Advisory and Financial Planning Policy Alternatives proposed a year ago calling on the government to regulate financial planners.In particular, the proposals aim to address the long-standing issue that there are no proficiency or licensing requirements for financial planners. This leaves consumers with no way to determine whether they’re dealing with a qualified financial planner.This lack of standards, and the potential for consumer confusion, represents “a clear consumer protection concern in how Ontarians plan for their financial futures,” the consultation paper says.The consultation paper represents an initial step toward fulfilling the Ontario government’s pledge to introduce a framework for ensuring that financial planners meet some proficiency requirements and for reducing the confusion created by the array titles used in the industry.“The proposed regulatory framework would restrict the use of the title ‘financial planner’ to individuals holding a recognized financial planning credential. This would close the gap that currently allows the unregulated use of the title ‘financial planner’,” the consultation paper says.“Financial planning credentials would be required to meet strict recognition criteria. This would ensure that all individuals using the title ‘financial planner’ in Ontario have the training and expertise to provide financial planning services,” the consultation paper continues.In addition, the government is seeking to restrict the use of similar titles in a further effort to prevent client confusion.“For the individual credential requirement to improve consumer protection, it therefore must be accompanied by a restriction on similar titles,” the consultation paper says.The consultation paper lists several terms that could be prohibited in combination with the word ‘planner’. These include wealth, portfolio, retirement, insurance, and several others. “This list should not be considered exhaustive,” the paper says.The paper also questions how the “financial adviser/advisor” title should be treated under the proposed framework.To make it easier for consumers to check key information on planners, the government intends to create a new central, publicly accessible database for all financial planners in Ontario.“The central database will provide a one-stop-shop where consumers will be able to verify whether or not an individual holding himself or herself out as a financial planner holds a recognized credential. This will reduce the burden of due diligence on the consumer and promote increased consumer confidence in financial planners,” the paper says.“We welcome comments from a wide range of stakeholders including consumers, consumer advocates, credentialing bodies, individuals operating as financial planners and financial services industry associations,” the consultation paper says.The consultation is out for comment until April 16. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Ontario’s provincial government released a consultation paper on Thursday that aims to gather feedback on the thorny issue of regulating financial planners.The paper includes proposals that would regulate the use of the title “financial planner,” prohibit the use of similar titles and create a central database of financial planners. last_img read more

9 Things to Do This Weekend: Friday night football and more

first_img This weekend brings Friday night football, game designing, improv, an advance screening of A Star is Born and more.Friday, Sept. 28Ralphie’s Corral: CU vs. UCLAStop by Ralphie’s Corral on Duane field between 4 and 7 p.m. for the free student tailgate. All students are welcome, and if you’re a Herd member, be sure to dig in to some free food and swag! First 100 members get the new clear bag fanny pack.CU Football vs UCLASupport the Buffs at their home game against UCLA. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and students are encouraged to wear black!Improv Comedy ShowJoin Left Right Tim, a student group at CU, for their weekly comedy show. Head to Hale 270 at 8:30 p.m. for laughs and a good time. All are welcome and admission is $3.Need more things to do? Campus Events CalendarAdvance screening: A Star Is BornJoin Program Council for an advance screening of A Star is Born a full week before it’s released in theaters. Tickets are free, and you must have one for admission. Pick up your tickets in the Program Council office located in the UMC 401 (today 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Screening is in Chem 140 at 8 p.m.International Conference on Multimodal InteractionApply for a scholarship to the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction being held in Boulder Oct. 16–20. ICMI is the premier international forum for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction, interfaces, and system development. Applications are due Sept. 30.Saturday, Sept. 29Whaaat!?: Game DesigningFor anyone who loves games, either electronic or table top, this is the perfect event. You’ll hear from influential keynote speakers about the gaming industry and learn how to design your own games. Registration is required, but the event is only $1. It takes places in Atlas Black Box Theater from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Fourth Annual Bee Boulder Family FestivalThis event is fun for all ages, as it features face painting, education activities and live music. It aims to educate the Boulder community on the importance of supporting the local bee population and other pollinators. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boulder Central Park.Great ExpectationsProfessor Cecilia Pang directs a cast of CU Theatre & Dance Department’s talented performers in this play adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Loft Theatre. Sunday, Sept. 30Women’s/Men’s Club Soccer MatchesCome support your CU Women’s Club Soccer team against DU! 10 a.m. on the Kittredge North Fields. Stick around and support your CU Men’s Club Soccer Team against the Air Force Academy at 3 p.m.Categories:Things to DoGeneralCampus CommunityEvents & Exhibits Published: Sept. 27, 2018 • By Ashley Hopko Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Jaslok Hospital to undergo major makeover

first_img Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By EH News Bureau on May 15, 2019 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” catheterisation laboratoryJaslok Hospitalmodular operation theatresOPD services Read Article The hospital will strengthen its infrastructure by adding 50000 sq ft. Rs 300 crore will be invested in the revampment over the next 5-6 years350 bedded Jaslok Hospital concluded that handling of operations and management control will remain with the hospital and rests all speculations about taking over of daily operations. Jaslok Hospital is ramping up its revampment plan with plans to add 50,000 sq ft to its current space.Laying strong emphasis on its two key pillars of sustenance- medical expertise and quality care provided to patients, Jaslok Hospital is now committed to expand its state-of-art modular operation theatres, expanded OPD services, catheterisation laboratory, alongside other medical facilities. The expansion plan will be divided in different phases to ensure continuity of the hospital services in a full-fledged manner. The first phase of the revampment began last year. The hospital launched at the hands of Amruta Fadnavis, a 37-bedded advanced ICU with multi-para monitors, ventilators, experiential waiting area for patient relatives and shifted it on the 4th and 5th floor.Talking about this development and putting all market speculations to rest, Jitendra Haryan, CEO, Jaslok Hospital stated, “After strategic rounds of discussion, Jaslok’s management with the goal to continuously improve efficiency has initiated a revampment project and has seen encouraging feedback from the patients as well as doctors. Looking at completion in 2023 the hospital is certain to provide not only clinical excellence but also experiential recovery which will be a unique combination in a legendary hospital like Jaslok. The hospitals’ long term vision is to create experience for the patients and patient’s family and provide them with world class facility. As a medical institution with centre of excellences focussed towards progressive ways of treatment, we are focused towards reforming and looking at Speciality departmental approach within the institution, state of the art modular operation theatres, patient friendly outpatient and day care facility, a dedicated research centre office, amongst others.”He further added, “We feel that there is a huge opportunity to build relationships between patient and provider, and for best being known for clinical excellence, we are looking to strengthen the infrastructure of this iconic hospital by adding 50000 sq ft. Approx Rs 300 crore will be invested in the revampment over the next 5-6 years. It will be raised in a phase wise manner through combination of internal accruals and debt. We believe that for our doctors and patients, the pay-off of experiential healthcare will be profound as long-term results of patient-centred care and experience are always rewarding.”Kanta Masand, Chairperson, Jaslok Hospital on the development said, “We want to continue the legacy of Jaslok and continue to be the hospital of choice for our patients, doctors and employees.” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” News Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Jaslok Hospital to undergo major makeover The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Comment Share Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Pico Neighborhood lecture

first_imgRegister online: :briefsNewsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSave the LibraryLA’s unhoused population plagued by an epidemic of mental illnessYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press8 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson15 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter15 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor15 hours ago HomeBriefsPico Neighborhood lecture May. 25, 2021 at 1:00 pmBriefsNewsPico Neighborhood lectureGuest Author2 weeks agobriefsNews The Santa Monica Conservancy is thrilled to announce our upcoming lecture focused on the Mexican American community in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Mosaic: The Pico Neighborhood on Wed., June 9 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. This event is free for members and $10 for the general public. Donations of $45 or more include a one-year membership and free admission to this and future Mosaic lectures.center_img Join Santa Monica College professor and Pico native Jaime Cruz as he takes us through the various chapters of the district’s evolution, from the early 20th century to present day. Learn about the history of the area’s Mexican business districts and vibrant residential neighborhoods, as well as the challenges this community has faced, including policing and gentrification, urban redevelopment and disruption from the Santa Monica Freeway, which forced out thousands of families.last_img read more

SoftBank CEO attacks top two US operators as oligopoly

first_img Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 FEB 2014 Richard Handford Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Related Home SoftBank CEO attacks top two US operators as oligopoly OneWeb, SoftBank Corp plot Japan satellite move Previous ArticleSquare lands second corporate deal: Whole Foods MarketNext ArticleAmerica Movil gets data boost in Q4 center_img SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (pictured), whose company owns US number three operator Sprint which is linked to a bid for fourth-placed T Mobile US, described the country’s market leaders as an oligopoly, according to Reuters.Speaking during SoftBank’s quarterly earnings, Son said without consolidation Sprint’s chances of grabbing the number one spot in the US was just “a dream”.However recent reports have cited scepticism among US regulators towards a deal uniting the country’s third and fourth placed operators.Son declined to confirm his company’s interest in acquiring smaller rival T-Mobile US during the results meeting.According to GSMA Intelligence figures for Q4 2013, market leaders AT&T (32 per cent) and Verizon Wireless (34 per cent) together have a two-thirds share of mobile connections in the US, compared to 16 per cent for Sprint and T-Mobile US’ 13.5 per cent.Son and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse are set to decide in the next few weeks whether to press ahead with a bid for T-Mobile US after talks with US regulators, said sources.The SoftBank CEO is also set for a meeting with executives from T-Mobile US and Deutsche Telekom.In its results, SoftBank reported a one per cent fall in net income to JPY93.3 billion ($910 million) in the three months to the end of December, following losses at Sprint. The US operator this week announced a $1 billion quarterly loss.The Japanese company’s sales in Q3 more than doubled to JPY1.96 trillion thanks to strong sales domestically of Apple’s iPhone 5, emphasising how a strong performance in its home market has fuelled ambition to grow in the US. Asia Author SoftBank Corp targets growth through acquisitions Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade FinancialRegulatorySoftBanklast_img read more

Vodafone India rebuffed again over licence extension

first_imgHome Vodafone India rebuffed again over licence extension AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 JUN 2014 Tim Ferguson Previous ArticleSprint closes in on $40B deal for T-Mobile US – reportNext Article3 UK presses on with no-roaming charge campaign Related Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Department of TelecommunicationsIndialicenceRegulatoryVodafone Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure Author India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) rejected a request by Vodafone India for a renewal of the licences it holds in seven regions, according to a report in The Economic Times.The second-largest operator in India in terms of subscribers was keen to retain the associated spectrum for licences due to expire in December 2015. The licences cover Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh East, Maharashtra and Gujarat.Vodafone has been told to convert its licences to unified licences — in which the allocation of operating licences and spectrum are separate — and buy bandwidth in an auction due to take place later this year.Vodafone’s request was based on licensing rules in place in 1995 (when the licences were first issued), which said operators could seek a 10 year extension of their licences after the initial 20 year term ended.The DoT said the extent of change in the Indian telecom market in the intervening period means it can’t extend licences under the original rules.A similar request by Vodafone to extend licences in Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai due to expire in November 2014 was rejected by the DoT ahead of the spectrum auction held in February. Vodafone challenged this ruling in the Delhi High Court, with a decision still pending.Along with Bharti, Vodafone had to buy back spectrum in a February auction that raised close to $10 billion.According to The Economic Times, as many as 29 mobile licences belonging to India’s largest mobile operators are due for renewal between December 2015 and April 2016.Incumbent operators are likely to face increased competition from new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm, which spent $1.7 billion on spectrum in the 1.8GHz band in February, and has since shown that it is willing to shake up the market. Tags WhatsApp sues India over new internet regulationslast_img read more

Government delays entering phase 4

first_img Previous articleVans hijacked in DerryNext articleSupporters at games remain at 200 News Highland Pubs will not be allowed to reopen next Monday amid concern at the increased rate of spread of the Coronavirus.The government has agreed to delay the move to Phase 4 of the reopening of the country as the case numbers continue to rise.Taoiseach Micheal Martin says he knows the decision is a disappointment to many businesses.However, he says it’s vital we continue to take a cautious approach:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Government delays entering phase 4 It will be mandatory for people to wear face coverings in shops and shopping centres from Monday.Micheal Martin says experience shows the public will follow clear advice when necessary:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Twitter The ‘green list’ of countries for foreign travel has been reduced from 15 to 10.Taoiseach Micheal Martin says it’s necessary to cut the list because of the spread of the virus:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook By News Highland – August 4, 2020 center_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebooklast_img read more