Amazon rolls out free grocery deliveries for Prime customers

first_img Share Amazon’s groceries arm currently stocks around 10,000 different products across its fresh, chilled and frozen food ranges.  More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Industry figures have heralded the move as “extremely significant” for the $1.5 trillion (£1.2 trillion) tech giant, but warned that it could drown out smaller rivals.  whatsapp Amazon Prime customers will be able to order grocery deliveries to their home for free, the e-commerce giant announced today, in a huge blow to high street supermarket giants and small retailers. The tech titan will roll out free deliveries via its Amazon Fresh grocery service to Prime subscribers across 300 postcodes from today, with same-day slots available in some areas. Recent data from Nielsen showed that online grocery sales jumped 92 per cent in the four weeks to 12 July, causing a sharp spike in market share from seven per cent at the beginning of lockdown to 13 per cent this month. (Getty Images) Also Read: Amazon rolls out free grocery deliveries for Prime customers Amazon Fresh will give customers free two-hour food delivery slots on orders of more than £40. Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Jones denied that Amazon was cashing in on the coronavirus crisis, adding that the move had been on the cards well before lockdown. “The frightening thing for everybody else is that they all really need to make money, whereas Amazon doesn’t and that places them at an enormous advantage.” Poppy Wood Tuesday 28 July 2020 9:36 am “Grocery delivery is one of the fastest growing businesses at Amazon and we think this will be one of the most-loved Prime benefits in the UK, ” says Russell Jones, country manager of Amazon Fresh UK. center_img “I think they will be a big player in food retailing online. They wouldn’t be doing it otherwise. Most of the markets they go into, they want to be the biggest player,” said Hyman. (Getty Images) Retail analyst Richard Hyman said the move signalled Amazon’s confidence that it can monopolise on the burgeoning online delivery market. (Getty Images) Also Read: Amazon rolls out free grocery deliveries for Prime customers It comes as online food sales have almost doubled during the pandemic with traditional grocers struggling to keep up with demand. It is understood that Prime members in Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh will be among the first to benefit from the wider rollout towards the end of 2020. “We’ve been planning this for a long time. It’s a big step up in volume. In the early days of lockdown all our capacity was being used. We’re confident that we can launch this service now at this point in time,” said Jones. The offer will initially be available to customers in London and the home counties, including around 40 postcodes in Surrey. However, the retail giant hopes to roll out its same-day slots, which provide deliveries by midnight if you order before 9pm, to “multiple cities” by the end of the year. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndoPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndo Amazon rolls out free grocery deliveries for Prime customers However, investors in grocery sellers including Marks & Spencer and Ocado shrugged off the news, with shares rising 1.3 per cent and 0.9 per cent respectively. last_img read more

DEBATE: Is there a future for tech hubs post-Covid?

first_imgGavin Poole, chief executive of Here East, says YES. whatsapp Tags: Coronavirus Digital economy Digital health Edtech FinTech Healthtech Proptech Tech City The so-called cluster theory of 1890 was built around an idea that grouping companies from the same industry in the same district would boost productivity. Now, Covid-19 could be the tipping point for a new approach. For centuries, the success of London’s business landscape has been steeped in the clusters of industry across the city. Companies and entrepreneurs exist side by side, driven by a shared mission and passion, and an exchange of ideas. The tech hubs and campuses in East London that have formed over the last decade are no different — they serve the same crucial purpose in catalysing the growth of this globally transformative sector.   Opinion Thursday 3 September 2020 4:09 am Remote working has only been possible for this temporary period of time because we have taken the personal and business relationships from our pre-pandemic life home with us — and these cannot sustain us for ever without being replenished. In-person interaction, both spontaneous and planned, which hubs facilitate, are often the best sources of inspiration and innovation across industries. Is there a future for tech hubs after Covid-19? I’ve always said that talent is distributed evenly, but opportunity is not. Let’s focus resources on building the digital backbone of our economy — tackling digital poverty and establishing the digital networks nationwide that will enhance our ability for teams to collaborate, regardless of where they are based. whatsapp Read more: DEBATE: Should we be worried about a tech bubble? In truth, many of our brightest tech companies — often the main beneficiaries of clusters — are thriving in this era of remote working. Geography is increasingly looking redundant when it comes to tech communities. The ease of remote working means teams can develop and refine the ideas that can underpin industries. People are pitching to investors over laptops and pivoting into new markets while scattered across cities, counties and even countries.  Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5Definition DEBATE: Is there a future for tech hubs post-Covid? Main image credit: Getty No-one would suggest the whole world can run entirely over Zoom indefinitely, but the changes catalysed by Covid-19 suggest that the connectivity, access and community that tech hubs once offered appear increasingly out-dated.  David Richards, chief executive and co-founder of WANdisco, says NO. Despite the age of social distancing and flexible working Covid-19 has ushered in, tech hubs can and will continue to foster collaboration within diverse communities, driving progress in cutting-edge tech. Show Comments ▼ Gavin PooleGavin Poole is chief executive of Here East and sits on the advisory board for Tech London Advocates. and David RichardsDavid Richards is co-founder and chief executive of WANdisco City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Hubs and campuses will indeed have to adapt, but they were built on flexibility and will continue to flourish, proving the resilience of our need to work together.last_img read more

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from a triple-header in the Laois SFC

first_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Round 2 seen them square up with St Joseph’s. They lost by four points which meant a drop to the relegation semi-finals.Round 3 then nears it’s conclusion as Emo take on Graiguecullen at 2.30pm.Emo and Ballyroan-Abbey played out two stunning games of football after a late Nigel Murphy goal had forced a replay.Ballyroan-Abbey winning out by a singe-point in the replay.Emo then met Stradbally in Round 2 where they defeated the 2016 county champions to progress to Round 3.Graiguecullen were made to work for their victory over Ballyfin in Round 1. They faced last year’s beaten finalists O’Dempsey’s in Round 2.O’Dempsey’s came out on top winning by three points and securing their quarter-final place, while Graiguecullen were destined for Round 3.Follow all the action from today’s three games below. GAA SEE ALSO – Thirty-three Laois pubs have closed in the last 13 years, but numbers of pubs have increased within that time By Alan Hartnett – 25th August 2019 TAGSBallyroan-AbbeyBallyroan-Abbey v St Joseph’sEmoGraiguecullenGraiguecullen v EmoLaois SFCSt Joseph’sStradballyStradbally v The HeathThe Heath Pinterest Pinterest Brought to you in association with Kinsella FinancialWe’re back in O’Moore this afternoon as the latest round of the SFC concludes with a triple-header of games.The action gets underway at 1pm as Stradbally take on The Heath in a relegation semi-final.Stradbally were well beaten by Killeshin in the first round before Emo got the better of them in Round 2 to condemn them to relegation phase of the championship.The Heath faced a tough task in Round 1 facing off against Portarlington, a game in which the maroon outfit won comfortably. Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleProperty Watch: Five properties in Mountrath under €200kNext articleLawlor to the fore as Stradbally survive and The Heath head for relegation final Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. GAA LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from a triple-header in the Laois SFC Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Home Gaelic Football Club Football LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from a triple-header in the Laois… Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Canadian banks turn to wealth management

TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Canada’s biggest banks are turning their focus to their wealth management operations, with several executives predicting that the lucrative and low-risk division will play an important role in future growth. “The wealth business is emerging as a substantial contributor,” Bank of Montreal chief executive Bill Downe told a group of analysts Wednesday at an annual conference hosted by Scotiabank. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter David Friend Keywords Wealth management Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital One in five Canadian investors plans to switch wealth providers: EY study Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “We expect this to be the fastest growing part of the bank with many opportunities to maintain the momentum.” Other bank CEOs chimed in with similarly optimistic predictions for their own wealth management divisions, which house financial planning operations and portfolios for both average investors and high-net worth individuals. CIBC chief executive Gerry McCaughey said he aims to grow the bank’s wealth management business to represent 15 per cent of its revenue. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Canadian banks are taking a harder look at how to boost growth in the safest way possible, partly because their attention has been gradually shifting in that direction for several quarters. “It’s still part of the hangover of the financial crisis,” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier. Unlike many other banking ventures, such as lending, wealth management is generally a low-risk operation that doesn’t require a lot of capital to run, but can deliver solid fee-based returns on its trading services. “Even though the stock market may go down, it’s the client that suffers the losses,” Nakamoto said. “It’s very different from loan losses where (the bank) has to try to get back the money by seizing assets, for example.” Last week, the Canadian banks posted relatively solid third-quarter earnings, with Royal Bank beating analyst expectations by the widest margin, helped particularly by growth in its wealth management operations. “An aging population is driving demand for more retirement products, solutions and service,” said Royal Bank chief executive Gord Nixon. “Also, the number of high- and ultra-high network individuals globally is growing significantly.” National Bank has recently finished integrating two other wealth management acquisitions, Wellington West Holdings Inc. and HSBC Securities full-service investment advisory business, into its operations. In April, CIBC signed a deal to buy Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management for US$210 million in cash, as part of a plan to expand its wealth management operations in the United States. Atlantic Trust manages roughly US$20 billion in assets on behalf of high-net-worth individuals, families, foundations and endowments across the U.S. In other countries, struggling banks may sell their wealth management operations as other parts of the business come under pressure. However, an acquisition of foreign assets might not come so easily for the Canadian banks, said CIBC World Markets analyst Robert Sedran. “While many global banks are shedding non-core assets, wealth is an area where many of even the hobbled players are looking to add instead of backing away,” he wrote in a note. “As such international wealth management deals remain elusive.” On the Toronto Stock Exchange, the financial sector climbed 0.20 per cent, with shares of BMO rising 20 cents to $66.80, Royal Bank shares climbed four cents to $65.48, while CIBC shares fell 16 cents to $81.94. read more

Benefits of fixed-income ETFs are growing, experts say

first_imgWisdomTree introduces three equity ETFs melpomen/123RF In addition, a growing number of fixed-income ETFs are being introduced that go beyond broad general exposure and target specific areas such as high-yield bonds or shorter-term securities that are less sensitive to interest rate moves. This is expanding the choices available for investors, he added. Bonds tend to trade in a less liquid, more opaque market than equities, with no central exchange and low visibility on fees, Cooke said. On the other hand, fixed-income ETFs tend to be liquid, they trade openly on a central exchange and the fees and bid/ask spreads are clearly visible. Often, the bid/ask spreads of fixed-income ETFs are superior to the spreads on the underlying securities thanks to healthy liquidity in the ETFs. Issuer risk on individual bonds can also be lowered by accessing the broadly diversified portfolios available through ETFs, and investors can gain exposure to a much greater array of securities and at lower costs than they could achieve buying bonds on their own. Like stocks, fixed-income ETFs are easy to trade throughout the day. The cost savings on bonds accessed through ETFs are particularly relevant at a time when interest rates are low and fixed-income investors are struggling to find a decent return. ETF Guide 2016 Squeezing out more income “The reduction of trading and execution costs available through fixed-income ETFs can result in huge cost savings to clients, and that is especially important in today’s low interest rate environment,” Jaime Purvis, executive vice president with Toronto-based Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc., told the conference. “This matters, especially in today’s low yield environment; it’s a tangible benefit in your pocket.” The risk of rising interest rates at this point in the cycle and the potential negative impact of a rate increase on outstanding bonds can be mitigated by investing in fixed-income ETFs that employ specific strategies designed to perform better in a rising rate environment, Cooke pointed out. It’s a “suboptimal time” to enter the bond markets with a passive strategy in fixed-income markets that doesn’t manage the types of securities held but simply duplicates broad bond market indices, he said. “It makes sense to broaden the scope and look for ways to add value,” Cooke added. “Some strategies are not available through basic bond indices. Fixed-income will always have a place, but you need to pay attention to better ways to build a portfolio.” An active fixed-income ETF manager can invest with even more precision, for example, deciding whether it makes sense to hold high-yield bonds or floating-rate senior loans, and if so, specifically which issues. “There’s been a proliferation of ETFs with active or smart beta fixed-income strategies intended to mitigate risk,” Cooke said. The securities clients don’t own can be as important to returns as the ones you do, he says, and active management can take advantage of “pockets of opportunity.” Photo copyright: melpomen/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are being used increasingly to provide low-cost and diversified exposure to fixed-income assets in diversified portfolios, and are often easier and cheaper to trade than their underlying bond portfolios, according to panellists who spoke at the third annual ETF conference in Toronto on Thursday. “Almost 40¢ of every dollar going into ETFs in Canada is going into fixed-income ETFs,” said Michael Cooke, senior vice president of ETFs with Toronto-based Mackenzie Financial Corp. at the conference, which was organized by Mindpath Corp., also of Toronto. “Whether you’re a retail or an institutional investor, it’s becoming harder to navigate the bond market by trading individual issues.” center_img Jade Hemeon Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Tampon tax abolished from today

first_imgTampon tax abolished from today tampon tax abolished – from today (1 Jan 2021) VAT no longer applies to women’s sanitary productspart of wider government action to End Period Poverty which includes the roll out of free sanitary products in schools, colleges and hospitalsmove made possible by end of the transition period and freedom from EU law mandating VAT on sanitary productsThe move honours a government commitment to scrap the tax and is part of a wider strategy to make sanitary products affordable and available for all women which includes:January 2020’s roll out of free period products for all young people in English state schools and colleges and extension of the scheme into 2021the NHS offering period products to every hospital patient who needs them (including long-term in-patients) since 2019the Tampon Tax Fund, established in 2015, which allocated the funds generated from VAT on period products to projects supporting vulnerable and excluded women and girlsChancellor Rishi Sunak said:I’m proud that we are today delivering on our promise to scrap the tampon tax. Sanitary products are essential so it’s right that we do not charge VAT.We have already rolled out free sanitary products in schools, colleges and hospitals and this commitment takes us another step closer to making them available and affordable for all women.The Chancellor announced that the tampon tax was to be abolished from 1 January 2021 at March 2020 Budget. As the transition period ended on December 31st, the UK is no longer bound by the EU VAT Directive which mandates a minimum 5% tax on all sanitary products.Felicia Willow, Fawcett Society Chief Executive, said:We warmly welcome the scrapping of VAT on all sanitary products from 1 January 2021 and congratulate the government on taking this positive step.It’s been a long road to reach this point, but at last the sexist tax that saw sanitary products classed as non-essential, luxury items can be consigned to the history books.The Tampon Tax Fund will continue to provide funding for projects supporting vulnerable women and girls. Successful applicants to the £15 million funding for 2020/21 were announced last month. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:English, EU, Europe, Government, hospital, law, Society, tax, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Atikameksheng Anishinawbek, Wahnapitae and Mattagami First Nations and Canada highlight successful community-led solutions supported

first_imgAtikameksheng Anishinawbek, Wahnapitae and Mattagami First Nations and Canada highlight successful community-led solutions supported From: Indigenous Services CanadaThe Government of Canada continues to make investments so that First Nations, Inuit and Métis have the support they need to keep their communities safe in response to COVID-19.The Government of Canada continues to make investments so that First Nations, Inuit and Métis have the support they need to keep their communities safe in response to COVID-19.Today, Gimma Craig Nootchtai of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Chief Larry Roque of Wahnapitae First Nation, Chief Chad Boissoneau of Mattagami First Nation and Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, highlighted community-led solutions undertaken to prepare, prevent and respond to COVID-19 in these communities.Since March 2020, Indigenous Services Canada has provided Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Wahnapitae First Nation and Mattagami First Nation a collective total of more than $875,000 through the Indigenous Community Support Fund (ICSF). This funding has been used for a variety of measures, such as supporting Elders and vulnerable community members, improving food security, offering mental health support services, providing emergency response services and more. The ICSF was designed to give Indigenous leadership the flexibility they need to safeguard their communities.Community-led solutions supported by the Indigenous Community Support FundAtikameksheng Anishnawbek:increased professional health service personnel, including nurses, personal support workers, community outreach workers and community mental health professionals;organized a community emergency response team;developed a pandemic plan;established a food bank for vulnerable community members and families;installed a border check point for the purposes of contact tracing and controlling traffic in and out of the community;purchased equipment and supplies to set up an isolation centre;modified office space to accommodate physical distancing and safe work practices;provided educational supports to students;acquired masks, sanitizers, gloves, gowns, eye protection, etc.; andassisted Elders with technology that keeps them informed of the latest COVID-19 news, programming to help with their physical and mental health, and virtual community events they can participate in.Wahnapitae First Nation:set up a community food bank to reduce potential exposure for on-reserve members;established an official emergency response plan that established clear procedures for administration-wide coordination of efforts to address this unique challenge;managed and monitored road access to ensure that entry to the community reflects the need to protect public health;coordinated COVID-19 testing and vaccination, including transportation for on-reserve members wishing to attend vaccination clinics; andsupported the enhancement of communications technologies, including laptops for students to allow them to safely study from home, and the acquisition of software to allow the administration to better connect and engage with members online.Mattagami First Nation:purchased and distributed food staples to the community, reducing members’ need to leave the community to shop;established a security gate at the First Nation’s entrance to monitor travel and visitors; andsecured mental health resources to help mitigate the negative effects of the pandemic on community members.Canada has invested approximately $1.1 billion in the ICSF to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and organizations prepare, prevent and respond to the pandemic.Quotes“The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely difficult on our Nation and has caused spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and financial stress on our community members. The funding assisted our Nation in the development of a framework that helped us address the immediate needs of our members and contributed towards keeping our members safe and healthy. We are appreciative and grateful for the assistance provided. Miigwetch.”Gimaa Craig NootchtaiAtikameksheng Anishnawbek“The challenges posed by COVID-19 have been considerable, which is why Wahnapitae First Nation has been very pleased to be able to offer much-needed support to members on and off reserve through the Indigenous Community Support Fund. This has helped us to protect and provide for our members in their time of need through projects developed by and for our people. These have been difficult times for everyone, so miigwech to the Government of Canada for working with Wahnapitae First Nation to enable these crucial community-led solutions.”Chief Larry RoqueWahnapitae First Nation“The Indigenous Community Support Fund has provided relief by providing financial resources that allowed us to focus our energy on preventing COVID-19 from harming our community. Having the financial support to implement protective and preventative infrastructure safeguards our most vulnerable members, our Elders and our Children.”Chief Chad BoissoneauMattagami First Nation“We know that the best solutions are those that are community-led and driven, which is why the Government of Canada created the Indigenous Community Support Fund. This fund gives leadership the flexibility to use the funding in ways most suitable for their community. I commend the leadership of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Wahnapitae and Mattagami First Nations for their innovative ideas to meet the needs of their communities during COVID-19. We will continue to support Indigenous communities and we will get through the pandemic together.”The Honourable Marc MillerMinister of Indigenous Services“We must all do our part to help keep ourselves, our loved ones and our communities safe. The Indigenous Community Support Fund has helped our communities do just that. I will continue to work closely with Nickel Belt – Greater Sudbury Indigenous communities and help them advance their own personal priorities as we move through this pandemic.”Marc G. SerréMember of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural ResourcesQuick factsAtikameksheng Anishnawbek is located west of Sudbury, Ontario, at the east end of Whitefish Lake and west of Stuart Lake.Wahnapitae First Nation is located 29 kilometres northwest of Sudbury, Ontario.Mattagami First Nation is located approximately 70 kilometres south of Timmins, Ontario. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:acquisition, Canada, Chad, communications, Emergency, Government, Indigenous, infrastructure, leadership, mental health, parliament, public health, resources, Secretary, technology, vaccinationlast_img read more

Aston Martin to offer reversible EV conversions for its classics

first_imgHandout / Aston Martin Remember a few months ago when Jaguar announced it would be offering reversible EV motors to all of its E-Type owners?Well, now Aston Martin is in on the action, today unveiling a pristine 1970 DB6 Mk2 Volante with the company’s first reversible electric drivetrain.The EV powertrain conversion is the flagship product of Aston’s new Heritage EV program, and is being used to “future-proof” its classic fleet against future increased emissions restrictions. Borrowing much of the know-how and componentry from Aston’s Rapide E program, the above DB6 features an EV ‘cassette’ (battery) sitting under the bonnet within its own self-contained cell, but on top of the original engine and gearbox mounting points (they were for a 282-bhp 3,995-cc straight-six and ZF five-speed manual in the Volante’s case).Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A battery-powered 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Volante converted as part of the company’s Heritage EV Concept program Handout / Aston Martin Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A battery-powered 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Volante converted as part of the company’s Heritage EV Concept program  Handout / Aston Martin RELATED TAGSAston MartinLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles What the brand calls ‘umbilical cords’ are then fed from the main power unit to drive the car’s electrical systems. The only cosmetic change is a touchscreen that’s been ‘discreetly fitted’ into the cabin to monitor the power outlay. Even the fuel gauge remains intact. advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos Trending in Canada Essentially, the reversible EV powertrain is a way for the company’s stunning line-up to live on in a zero-emission world without subjecting owners to a permanent, electric conversion.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A battery-powered 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Volante converted as part of the company’s Heritage EV Concept program Heritage EV conversions could begin as early as next year, depending on customer feedback, although a price has yet to be officially confirmed. Trending Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

Sir Alexander to be Remembered on February 24

first_imgRelatedSir Alexander to be Remembered on February 24 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Sir Alexander to be Remembered on February 24 CultureJanuary 18, 2013Written by: Bryan Miller RelatedSir Alexander to be Remembered on February 24 RelatedSir Alexander to be Remembered on February 24center_img Story HighlightsPlans are far advanced for a civic ceremony to commemorate the 129th anniversary of the birth of National Hero, the Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, on February 24.The event will be held in Blenheim, Hanover, the birthplace of the National Hero.Members of the planning committee, comprising representatives from the Hanover Parish Council and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Hanover office, met on Wednesday (January 16) to fine-tune plans for the ceremony. Plans are far advanced for a civic ceremony to commemorate the 129th anniversary of the birth of National Hero, the Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, on February 24.The event will be held in Blenheim, Hanover, the birthplace of the National Hero.Members of the planning committee, comprising representatives from the Hanover Parish Council and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Hanover office, met on Wednesday (January 16) to fine-tune plans for the ceremony.In an interview with JIS News following the meeting, JCDC Field Services Director, Marjorie Vernon, pointed out that this year’s event will be held on a Sunday, and as such will take on a different flavour from previous years.“This year the birthday falls on a Sunday, and so there will be a remembrance service in honour of the Right Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante,” she noted.She pointed out that the remembrance service will start at 12 noon, and is expected to last for a maximum of two hours. This, she said, will allow persons to attend their regular Sunday morning services and then to attend the national event. Advertisementslast_img read more

Westwood High Resumes Sixth Form in September

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerFormer Editor-in-Chief of the Gleaner Company and member of Westwood High School’s class of 1971, Wyvolyn Gager (left), receives the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Devon Bramwell of the South Florida Chapter of the Westwood Old Girls’ Association (SFCWOGA). The presentation was made at the 2nd annual dinner and dance of the SFCWOGA held recently, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale. (Photographer Derrick Scott) Westwood High Resumes Sixth Form in September EducationJuly 15, 2014Written by: Derrick Scott, Information Attache (Jamaican Embassy, USA) After 38 years of inactivity, the Westwood High School for Girls in Stewart Town, Trelawny will reopen its sixth form to students at the beginning of the new academic year in September.This was disclosed by the President of the South Florida Chapter Westwood Old Girls’ Association (SFCWOGA), Donna Nicholson, as she addressed the association’s second annual dinner and dance held recently at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale.The news that the Ministry of Education has given approval for the resumption of classes was well received by those present.  “As an old students’ association, we are very happy about the resumption of the sixth form at our alma mater,” Ms. Nicholson said.She said that with the resumption of the sixth form, students will have another option in the parish for post secondary study.She stated that the funds raised at the dinner/dance, would provide additional scholarships and aid in the re-establishment of the sixth form.President Nicholson said that since the launch of SFCWOGA in 2011, the body has achieved much success in providing needed amenities to the institution as well as scholarships totaling US$3,000 to three students.She noted that Westwood has shaped the lives of many of Jamaica’s women, who have made significant contributions to their various communities both locally and overseas. “They have exemplified strong leadership skills and are pioneers in (various fields such as) medicine, law, journalism, politics, education and other professions. We owe a debt of gratitude to our alma mater which has prepared us for life,” she stated.Westwood’s class of 1971 was recognized at the dinner, with former Editor-in-Chief  of the Gleaner Company, Wyvolyn Gager, receiving the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for being the only woman to hold that post at the paper, and for her unparalleled leadership in the field of journalism and contribution to her community. RelatedEducation Minister Warns Non-Functioning School Boards Story HighlightsAfter 38 years of inactivity, the Westwood High School for Girls in Stewart Town, Trelawny will reopen its sixth form to students at the beginning of the new academic year in September.This was disclosed by the President of the South Florida Chapter Westwood Old Girls’ Association (SFCWOGA), Donna Nicholson.The news that the Ministry of Education has given approval for the resumption of classes was well received by those present. center_img RelatedTwo St. Elizabeth Schools to be Upgraded at Cost of $29 Million Advertisements Westwood High Resumes Sixth Form in SeptemberJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedEducation Minister Expresses Confidence in Hopewell High’s Principallast_img read more