CIBC to rebrand The PrivateBank as CIBC Bank USA at dozens of

first_imgThe Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is extending its brand across the U.S. by renaming dozens of recently-purchased locations south of the border as CIBC Bank USA.The Canadian lender closed its acquisition of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp in June.Today, the bank announced it is replacing the U.S. company’s brand called The PrivateBank with the CIBC name on 36 branches and commercial banking offices.A soccer field and a theatre in Chicago have also been renamed as the CIBC Fire Pitch and the CIBC Theatre.CIBC bought the U.S. bank for approximately $5 billion US in a bid to secure its foothold in the country.The Canadian bank has said it hopes to one day generate a quarter of its earnings in the U.S.last_img read more

Top UN official issues call for steppedup investment in young people

With half of all of the world’s nearly 2 billion young people living on less than $2 a day, now is the time to invest in “the leaders of today and the makers of tomorrow,” according to the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).In a message to the World Youth Conference in Léon, Mexico, the agency’s Executive Director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, stressed that “young people are not just the future; they are very much the present.”The world is currently home to 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24, making it the largest youth generation in human history, and the vast majority live in developing countries.They face a raft of obstacles, Ms. Obaid noted in her message, which was delivered yesterday by her deputy, Purnima Mane.At present, some 100 million adolescents are not in school, while nearly half of all sexual assaults are perpetrated against girls aged 15 and younger.Some 16 million adolescent girls become mothers annually and complications from pregnancy are the leading cause of death worldwide for girls between the ages of 15 and 19.In addition, 2,500 young people are infected with HIV every day.“Yes, the challenges are many,” the UNFPA chief acknowledged. “But they are not insurmountable. Together we can overcome them if we work together and redouble our efforts to guarantee that all young people have the knowledge, skills and opportunities to reach their full potential.”Failure to make the necessary investments in young people’s education, health and employment will perpetuate poverty and ignorance for decades to come, she cautioned.Development policies, Ms. Obaid emphasized, must be rooted in human rights.“Stand up for your rights whenever and wherever you can,” she told the audience. “Speak out for all your sisters and brothers around the world who are vulnerable.”The official noted that young people are not a homogenous group, rejecting a “one-size-fits-all” approach to solving their problems. “Therefore, countries need tailored public policies that address the situation and reality of youth, whether they are rural, urban, indigenous, male, female, living with a disability, or affected by drugs or conflict.”She also urged leaders to listen to young people and involve them in making decisions that affect their lives. 26 August 2010With half of all of the world’s nearly 2 billion young people living on less than $2 a day, now is the time to invest in “the leaders of today and the makers of tomorrow,” according to the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). read more

Twentyone new members join UN Economic and Social Council

24 October 2011Twenty-one countries were today elected to serve on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and the main body tasked with furthering economic and social cooperation and development worldwide. In the General Assembly this morning, UN Member States elected 18 countries to serve three-year terms starting next year and three other nations through by-elections held as some countries were stepping down from the 54-member Council before the formal end of their terms.To join the Council, each country had to receive a two-thirds majority of Member States present and voting, regardless of whether or not they were the only candidate for a particular seat, which are allocated according to a geographical formula.Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Nigeria and Libya were elected to the five African vacancies, while Indonesia, India and Japan won the three seats allotted to Asia-Pacific States. Belarus claimed the only Eastern European vacancy.In Latin America and the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Brazil and Cuba were victorious, while Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and Turkey were successful in the Western European and other States category.In the three by-elections, Switzerland replaced the outgoing Norway, the Netherlands succeeded Belgium, and Bulgaria took over from Hungary. read more

Wrestling Ohio State dominates Missouri in top5 dual

OSU freshman Luke Fletcher celebrates his first varsity victory over Missouri’s Zach Synon. Credit: Sam Janicki. Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe dual-meet between Ohio State and Missouri, featuring two 2016 Olympians and recognizing last season’s championships won by sophomore Myles Martin and junior Kyle Snyder, the No. 4 Buckeyes dominated the No. 5 Tigers 30-9.Redshirt juniors Nathan Tomasello and Bo Jordan, Snyder and Martin all won in landslide decisions.“You see these four guys, four of the 10 were a critical part of our first national championship,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said.At 133 pounds, Tomasello faced off against Missouri’s Jaydin Eierman, in a match that turned controversial after Tomasello finished a slam out of bounds after a blown whistle.“I didn’t hear any whistle and then as the whistle blew, I already had him in the air,” Tomasello said.  “I wanted to finish my tag.  I think it was kind of good to get the crowd more involved after that.”Tomasello won the match 11-2. Since beginning the season with an injury, he has lived up to the hype of a championship contender in the few weeks of competition.“Patience, patience is important,” Tomasello said.  “Having support from the training staff and from coach Ryan and all the guys like Kyle (Snyder) has helped me to continue to push hard and come back even better than I was last year.”A point of anticipation in Thursday’s match was the debut of OSU freshman Luke Pletcher at 141 pounds, who had his redshirt pulled earlier this week.  Down early in the first period, Pletcher rebounded by scoring a late takedown, ultimately prevailing 6-3.“I remember him staying in the fight,” Ryan said.  “I remember him scoring late in the periods.  You want to be the guy that scores the last points in the period.”Coach Ryan praised Pletcher’s ability to handle the stress and pressure that comes with short turnarounds and tough competition.  “We felt pretty good about Luke going in. On a daily basis, he does the things necessary to have a performance like that.”OSU’s Kollin Moore, redshirt freshman at 197 lbs., wrestled the tightest match of the night, taking on Olympic bronze medalist and top-ranked J’den Cox of Missouri.  Moore fell behind 0-2 early, but kept close the entire match.  Two crucial takedowns in the third period brought Moore within a point of Cox, but his effort fell short, as Cox prevailed 6-4.Bo Jordan and brother Micah won their matches by a combined score of 37-13. Martin scored six takedowns, winning 21-5. Snyder pinned his opponent in the heavyweight division. read more

Gilmore rings US Senators as pressure grows for deal on Irish illegals

first_imgTÁNAISTE AND MINISTER for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has been telephoning senior US politicians to push hard for a deal on illegal Irish migrants in America.Gilmore said the signs that both the Republican and Democratic parties support some kind of immigration reform, coupled with several speeches by Obama on the issue, are “encouraging” – but that no firm proposals have yet been put forward.The Government plans to use St Patrick’s Day visits by TDs travelling abroad to increase pressure for a deal by meeting with key politicians and lobby groups.Although the exact figure is unknown, there are believed to be up to 50,000 Irish people living and working illegally in the United States without a visa, meaning they cannot hold documentation or return to the country if they leave.A deal offering some kind of path to legalisation of their status for the tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants has become more likely in recent weeks after Barack Obama used his inauguration speech to signal that immigration reform was a priority for his second term. Discussions are on going in the US Senate and House of Representatives.Former US presidential candidate John McCain, who is part of a bipartisan group of politicians spearheading the effort to reform America’s complex immigration laws, is  due to meet with President Obama on Tuesday and has said he is “guardedly optimistic” that there could be a deal by the end of March.There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States.Responding to a question in the Dáil, Eamon Gilmore said undocumented Irish workers will be a “critical element of the Government’s engagement with the US authorities, including over the forthcoming St Patrick’s Day period”.My programme and that of other members of the Government during that period… will include discussions with key political figures on immigration and with  the Irish community groups that provide assistance to the undocumented.“I am currently engaged in a round of telephone discussions with key US Senators to discuss prospects for progress and to underline our ongoing interest in the issue,” he said.The Tánaiste raised the issue with Hillary Clinton during her visit to Ireland in December in one of her last trips as Secretary of State.Poll: Do you think undocumented Irish will get citizenship under Obama? > Read: Prospects of undocumented Irish in US boosted by Obama speech, says Tanaiste >last_img read more

Hideo Kojima unveils his new Fox game engine

first_imgMetal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima won’t be at E3 this year showing off a new game in the MGS series. That isn’t because he isn’t working on a game, but because most of his time is being spent developing a new cross-platform game engine instead called the Fox Engine.MGS fans may read that and demand to know why he doesn’t get someone else working on the engine. But then we all know Kojima is a perfectionist and that if he intends to use this engine for future games, he wants it to be exactly right.AdChoices广告While there will be no new game on display at E3, GameTrailers did manage to capture some footage of the new engine in action, and it does look lush. The demo shows off a dense forest landscape with the now mandatory HD visuals and a lot of movement going on with the vegetation while the main character runs around.Kojima made it clear this demo was not a game that will be released, it just forms a test area for the development of the engine. However, Kojima Productions will be using the Fox Engine for all future games.The other good news is it is multi-platform meaning we can look forward to simultaneous game releases across Xbox 360 and PS3, but probably PC as well. We’re sure the Wii 2 and other future consoles are being catered for as well.Kojima does have a new game in production, this he confirmed in the video. Is it MGS related? I’m sure his fans hope so, but at the same time the Fox Engine looks like it could handle most concepts he could come up with regardless of whether they form part of the MGS series or not.via GameTrailerslast_img read more

Employment picks up in July buoyed by GST

first_imgRepresentational image for corporate appointments.PixabayRecruitment in India gained momentum in July, as the big hiring firms like Monster and Randstad India witnessed a 10 percent increase in hiring last month, compared to a year earlier, partly driven by the new tax system introduced on July 1.Recruitment firms expect the activity to gain further momentum in the coming months, led by the positive impact of the goods and services tax, Economic Times reported.”Nearly a lakh new jobs would be created in the next month or so and about 3 lakh professionals associated with GST-related activities will be in demand over the next nine months,” said Lohit Bhatia, the staffing solutions business head at IKYA Human Capital Solutions.Modi-led government introduced the goods and services tax that replaced multiple cascading taxes in the market. Government officials, economists and analysts expect GST to add at least about 1 – 2 percentage points in the growth rate. At present, India is in the bright spot and the economy is expected to expand 7.3 percent in the fiscal year ending March 2018, showed a Reuters poll.”Job market reacted negatively to demonetisation, but this is not so in the case of GST. On the contrary, industry leaders are bullish of a post-GST world, and are expecting business to look up in the months to come,” said Shiv Agrawal, ABC Consultants managing director.Last year, in a surprise move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes to combat corruption that dented the services and manufacturing activity in India, causing uncertainty in the job market as well. However, implementation of GST did not result in any such uncertainty.Sectors such as banking and financial services, ecommerce, consumer goods and telecom are driving the hiring activities, according to the executives from the top recruitment companies.The Monster Employment Index, for July 2017, witnessed a 13 percent year-over-year growth in employment, marking the highest growth this year. Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI) is leading this growth with 43 percent increase in July hiring.last_img read more

Ancient Venus may have been habitable according to NASA study

first_imgIf you were standing on the surface of Venus today, you’d be dead thanks to the toxic atmosphere and extremely high temperatures. But a few billion years ago, you might have been just fine, according to a new climate analysis from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). You may even have been a little chilly. Present-day Venus has a crushing carbon dioxide atmosphere 90 times thicker than Earth’s with clouds of sulfuric acid and a surface temperature of 864 degrees Fahrenheit (462 degrees Celsius). In short, it’s pretty bad for life as we know it. Even our most robust landers have only survived a short time on Venus. Scientists have long suspected that Venus started with very similar components as Earth, but its development simply took a different path. Using the same climate models created to track global warming on Earth, scientists have extrapolated what Venus might have been like a few billion years ago.Based on topographical data, Venus probably had a shallow sea covering much of its surface in the past. It still had more dry land than Earth, though. That would have limited the amount of water evaporation from Sun exposure, and thus the greenhouse effect from water vapor. The Sun was also about 30% less bright two billion years ago. The GISS analysis takes into account Venus’ slow rotation, too. A single day on Venus is equal to 117 Earth days. Each spot is exposed to sunlight for two months at a time, which would have led to a thick layer of clouds and rain on ancient Venus. This also served to reduce solar heating on the surface. The result was an average temperature several degrees cooler than Earth today. However, Venus was not stable in this state. When the sun increased in brightness, this tenuous balance was lost as harsh ultraviolet radiation broke water molecules in the atmosphere apart. Hydrogen was lost to space and carbon dioxide built up. A runaway greenhouse effect took hold and Venus became in uninhabitable hellscape we know today. These findings could help inform future NASA missions like the James Webb Space Telescope, which will search for exoplanets that may have things in common with ancient Venus.last_img read more

A selfless guardian Cop donates entire salary every month to school for

first_imgKolkata: Time and money may be vital things for everyone but things are different for a traffic constable of Kolkata Police. In a startling display of selflessness, Arup Mukherjee, traffic constable in the South Traffic Guard, has spent all his savings to set up a school for the children of the extremely backward ‘Sabar’ tribe in Purulia.Mukherjee started his efforts towards setting up the school at Puncha village in Purulia in 2010. He even obtained loans from various organisations for the same. In 2011, the school started its journey on November 13. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to Mukherjee, he had a hidden desire to do something for the Sabars since his childhood. “I used to hear that Sabars are antisocial elements. They had a criminal instinct within them. If any incident such as theft or snatching was committed, my grandfather used to say the Sabars were behind it.”Mukherjee informed that his grandfather had once told him that the Sabars were that way due to lack of proper education and sufficient income for a decent livelihood. Since then, Mukherjee was determined that he would build a school and educate the Sabar children to give them better life. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe joined Kolkata Police as a constable in 1999. Since then, he used to save money for his dream. In 2011, the school started with 20 Sabar children, which has increased to 112students in 2018. At present, the school houses students up to Class IV with boarding facility.”Till date we have not received any government help. The school is running with contributions from some people. I myself contribute my entire salary every month for the school,” Mukherjee added. When asked how his family makes ends meet, Mukherjee replied with a smile: “My father retired as a sub-inspector from West Bengal Police. He happily spends his pension for us.” Mukherjee also informed that all of his family members feel proud of him despite all odds.After running the school for a few years, help arrived at the doorstep. Some students of the 1985 batch of Ramkrishna Mission Vidyapith, Purulia, heard about the school. Later, they contacted Mukherjee and since the last two years, a team of approximately 45 members have been constantly helping him run the school.Sanjay Tripathi, owner of a publication house in College Street, Kolkata, is one the members of the group. According to him, the school needs more help to survive in future.”We got information approximately two years ago. Then some of us went there to see exactly what was going on. Later, we decided that we must help the school. If some government help is offered, it would be very easy to secure the future of the Sabar children,” he said.Another person who still remains behind the curtain is Khirod Sashi Mukherjee, a resident of Puncha. Hearing Mukherjee’s desire, Khirod had donated approximately 12 cottahs of land to build the school and hostel.last_img read more

2019 Lok Sabha elections Party representatives meet EC officials

first_imgKolkata: Representatives from various political parties on Monday met senior officials of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in the state raising various issues related to the process of conducting the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.Senior Trinamool Congress leaders including Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Bakshi brought to the notice of the Chief Electoral Officer a number of concerns. They have demanded that the ECI must inform them about the total number of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) which will be used during the seven-phase elections in the state. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe TMC leaders also wanted to know from the ECI officials as to in what type of media publications the candidates should publish their affidavits. It was not clearly mentioned in the ECI notification if a candidate has to publish his/her affidavit in national or regional newspapers. It was said that the candidates must publish the affidavits containing criminal antecedents, assets, liabilities, dependents, educational qualifications of candidates and the like in both print and electronic media. In the notification, it has been made mandatory that the candidates must publish their details in the media. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataChatterjee told reporters: “In some instances, there is a gap of 14 to 20 days and polling is being held in just two constituencies. Why has this happened? We have raised the issue with the EC officials.” In pursuance of a judgment of the Supreme Court, the ECI has made it mandatory for all candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections to file an affidavit along with the nomination paper and the candidates are required to fill up all the columns. If any column in the affidavit is left blank, the Returning Officer will issue a notice to the candidate to submit a fresh one, duly filling up all columns. After meeting the election officials at the CEO office, Partha Chatterjee said that the polls will be conducted in seven phases. There are some religious rituals of a particular community in May as a result of which voters belonging to that community may face problems. He also added that his party has nothing to worry about as people in the state have witnessed the development works carried out by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her set of ministers. The number of total days allotted for the campaign by the candidates contesting the elections in various phases is different from one phase to another, Chatterjee pointed out. All the Opposition parties in the state — Congress, BJP and CPI-M leaders who met the ECI officials stated that the hoardings and posters carrying the photographs of TMC leaders at various places have not been removed yet. They also urged the ECI officials to ensure that all voters can safely reach their polling stations without any fear. The ECI officials assured them that all their demands would be looked into.last_img read more

Two in Cancun found with drugs guns ammo

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo has reported the arrest of two men found with weapons, cartridges and drugs. Two in Cancun found with drugs, guns, ammoPhotos: FGE The pair were arrested by Policía Ministerial after a review of the vehicle in which they were traveling revealed guns, ammunition and bags of narcotics. In a press release, la Fiscalía General del Estado de Quintana Roo says Erick N and Néstor N were arrested when police found three AR-15 weapons, more than 600 cartridges and bags of marijuana and cocaine inside their vehicle. Arrested were 23-year-old Erick Ismael M.S. from Salina Cruz, Oaxaca and 32-year-old Nestor Rafael A.N. originally from Progreso, Yucatán.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)center_img The arrest was made June 7 at approximately 5:45 a.m. near the intersection of Chaac Mool Avenue with Niños Héroes Avenue in Cancun. In their report, police say they requested the Yucatan-plated Volkswagen jetta to pull over, however, the driver ignored the request and instead, accelerated. Requesting assistance, state police were able to intercept the speeding car being chased by ministerial police. Once stopped, a review of the vehicle revealed the illegal items. last_img read more

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