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iPipeline Partners with Snowflake to Mobilize Life Insurance and Financial Services Industry Data

first_img EXTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– iPipeline® – a leading provider of no code and low code cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry, today announced its partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, where iPipeline will leverage Snowflake’s Data Marketplace to support all their data applications and secure data sharing needs. iPipeline customers have near real-time access, unlimited scalability, and global availability to feed their AI/BI tools and ecosystem of partners. Snowflake and iPipeline have a growing joint customer base that includes referenceable customers in the life insurance and financial services industry. “Our new partnership with Snowflake brings immediate benefits to our customers. Because Snowflake Data Marketplace provides easy and immediate access for secure data sharing, we do not have to send our customers custom data extracts and ad hoc reports,” said Larry Berran, CEO, iPipeline. “Data as a Service is rapidly becoming the core of many business strategies because near real-time access to data is critical to enhancing decision making and improving the customer experience. This state-of-the-art platform will enable customers to unite siloed data and easily discover and securely share data to execute reporting, analytics and other tasks to improve operational efficiency and drive growth.” “Data is growing at warp speed, and in today’s economy, instant access, unlimited scalability, and self-service free of IT’s involvement are all critical factors for real-time business decisions,” said Matt Glickman, VP of Customer Product Strategy at Snowflake. “iPipeline’s integration with Snowflake Data Marketplace will allow insurance carrier, mutual fund, and financial institution customers to easily run self-service BI and analytics on the data within iPipeline’s core products for seamless data operations.” To learn how you can mobilize your life insurance and financial services data and implement this new iPipeline Snowflake data service to power your analytics and decision-making, optimize business operations, and increase your speed to market, contact [email protected] or call 1-800-758-0824, option 2. About iPipeline iPipeline is a leading provider of no code and low code, cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry. Through our SSG Digital, end-to-end platform, we accelerate and simplify sales, compliance, operations, and support. We provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in our ecosystem including carriers, agents, general agencies, advisors, broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, securities/mutual fund firms, and their consumers on a global basis. Our innovative solutions include pre-sales support, new business and underwriting, policy administration, point-of-sale execution of applications, post-sale support, data analysis, reporting, user-driven configuration, consumer delivery and self-service, and agency and firm management. iPipeline’s platform is used by approximately 450 carriers and fund companies, 1,400 distributors and financial institutions, and their agents and licensed advisors in a cloud-based environment. With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, iPipeline has locations in Boston, Bromley (UK), Burlington (Canada), Cheltenham (UK), Dallas, Davidson, Fort Lauderdale, Huntersville, Ontario (CA), Philadelphia, Pleasanton, and Salt Lake City. Visit www.ipipeline.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005003/en/ CONTACT: For iPipeline: Lisa Shea Marketing [email protected] 484-870-6234 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING DATA MANAGEMENT BANKING TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SECURITY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET INSURANCE FINANCE SOURCE: iPipeline Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005003/en Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Previous articleElevian Adds Stroke Clinical Advisory TeamNext articleTwo Nil Holdings Acquires [email protected] LLC and Appoints Founder, Greg Castronuovo, as Chief Operating Officer Digital AIM Web Support iPipeline Partners with Snowflake to Mobilize Life Insurance and Financial Services Industry Data WhatsApp WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

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Rooney doubtful for Hull clash

first_img “Wayne is probably struggling for the game. He’s not quite recovered. We’ll continue to monitor him,” Giggs told MUTV. Sources close to Rooney insisted last week that the groin complaint would not affect the striker’s chances of being fit for the World Cup. But just a week ahead of his squad announcement, England manager Roy Hodgson will be anxious, no doubt, that his star striker is carrying a knock. Rooney’s potential absence for the Hull game could see Giggs hand Robin van Persie his first start in seven weeks, as the Dutch striker has now fully recovered from a knee injury. Tuesday will be the final home match of Giggs’ temporary reign, with Holland coach Louis van Gaal expected to be appointed as David Moyes’ successor in the coming days. Van Gaal has been urged to include Giggs and his coaches Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes among his staff by former United skipper Bryan Robson. “I think it would be very disappointing for those lads not to be kept on, in whatever role, as they are part of Manchester United,” Robson said. “The fans would be very disappointed if they don’t have a future in the club. Wayne Rooney could miss Manchester United’s final home game of the season as he is still struggling to overcome a groin injury. “I have read that Van Gaal wants to bring in a goalkeeper coach, a fitness coach, and (Patrick) Kluivert as his assistant. “If you are talking about bringing all these people in you have to make sure that you are making the right decision and you are not allowing them too much rope. “It is up to the board to step in and say, ‘You can have leeway with this, but there are definitely restrictions on this part of the club’. “That has to come from the club rather than the new coach. Sometimes I think when you go into a new club, why not give the staff a chance?” United have always maintained the fact that Van Gaal will not be able to take over fully until after the World Cup is not a problem. Holland’s World Cup preparations begin on Wednesday when the Eredivisie-based players in Van Gaal’s squad meet for their first training camp in Hoenderloo, which is 50 miles to the south-east of Amsterdam. The cameras will focus on the Holland manager, but he has chosen not to hold his press conference until May 13, when he will announce his provisional 30-man squad for the finals in Brazil. The fact that the squad does not meet up until Wednesday afternoon leaves open the possibility of Van Gaal attending United’s game versus Hull, which will be significant for a number of reasons. Nemanja Vidic will play his final game at Old Trafford while it could be the last home game for Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, both of whom are out of contract in the summer. And it may well be the last time United fans get a glimpse of Giggs for a while as he has not been assured that he will figure in Van Gaal’s plans – either as a player or coach. The interim boss did not rule out naming himself in the matchday squad when quizzed on the matter at the weekend. Giggs said: “Of course, the perfect scenario is me coming on and scoring a goal, the winning goal, and hopefully everyone will be happy but it doesn’t always work like that. We’ll have to wait and see what happens on the night.” Rooney sat out the 1-0 defeat to Sunderland last weekend due to a combination of the injury and a stomach bug. Interim player-manager Ryan Giggs revealed on the eve of United’s home game against Hull that the 28-year-old has still not fully recovered from the injury. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Rotherham v QPR line-ups: Luongo and Smithies play, former R’s duo feature

first_imgAlex Smithies plays for QPR at Rotherham after being passed fit following an elbow injury, while Massimo Luongo also starts.With Rangers keen to offload Rob Green, keeper Smithies has been earmarked for a run in the side.Youngster Joe Lumley, who played in Smithies’ recent absence, drops to the bench.Rotherham’s line-up includes former QPR keeper Lee Camp, while another ex-Rangers player, Emmanuel Ledesma, is among the Millers substitutes.Rotherham: Camp; Facey, Broadfoot, Belaid, Mattock; G Ward, Smallwood, Green, Newell; D Ward, Derbyshire.Subs: Cairns, Collins, Wood, Ledesma, Richardson, Clarke-Harris, Thorpe.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Henry, Luongo; Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Polter.Subs: Lumley, Angella, Chery, Petrasso, Sandro, Tozser, Mackie.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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The Case Against Links

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Blogging#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Links – are they a net negative for readers online? That’s the idea being deliberately explored by a number of publishers, says writer Nicholas Carr today.The iconoclastic author says that he has grown sympathetic to the thinking of Steve Gillmor, the almost incomprehensibly future-bound sage tech journalist who has argued for years that “links are dead.” Links within articles are a distraction and imply that the reader ought to leave what they are reading to read something else, Carr says. Placing links at the end of articles is more respectful of a person’s intentions and concentration. Do you think that’s true? I’ll skip putting links in this post, until the end, and you can let me know how it feels.If you’ll forgive me a block-quote, Carr explains it like this:“Links are great conveniences, as we all know (from clicking on them compulsively day in and day out). But they’re also distractions. Sometimes, they’re big distractions – we click on a link, then another, then another, and pretty soon we’ve forgotten what we’d started out to do or to read. Other times, they’re tiny distractions, little textual gnats buzzing around your head. Even if you don’t click on a link, your eyes notice it, and your frontal cortex has to fire up a bunch of neurons to decide whether to click or not. You may not notice the little extra cognitive load placed on your brain, but it’s there and it matters. People who read hypertext comprehend and learn less, studies show, than those who read the same material in printed form. The more links in a piece of writing, the bigger the hit on comprehension.”I think reading posts with links at the end does make my brain feel different, more relaxed. Angels and DevilsAt the same time, links in text are the standard practice for a reason, right? Inline references allow a reader to explore, to look under the covers of a train of thought, to familiarize themselves with something casually referenced, in the middle of reading. It’s good to point at things sometimes, maybe even often. (In some cases, the writing on a site can be so bad that readers just want to find a link to whatever the blogger has discovered and leave to see it for themselves. I hope we always add more value than that here.)I often advise new writers on our staff to place links inline with the reader’s mental voice and vocal emphasis in mind. Imagine that a link is like a chorus of angels singing – the words you link are going to be underlined and appear in a different color after all – and make those angels sing at just the right time in the sentence. Maybe those are little devils, though, and not angels after all.I like to add links out to other sources at every opportunity in order to enrich what I’m writing, to broaden the conversation, and frankly because I think linking to other blogs is a good faith way to encourage other blogs to link to us. To act as if our blog is the only place online to learn about what’s important is the height of arrogance and a real disservice to readers. Internal linking is good business practice, but I think a balance is best.Search indexing is largely powered by links, and the words linked inline are key. That’s a tough one. Links between documents are the foundation of much of the most innovative analysis being done online, but maybe those links could just be placed well away from a body of text.Few of those other reasons for linking require that it be done in the body of the text, though. Most major blogs that put links in the footer of a post appear to do so as a formality, just to acknowledge debt to another blog but in the least likely way that readers would click off site to visit those other sources.Maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. Maybe links could be added tastefully and well to the footer of posts. It might not be as good for machines, but it could be better for the human brain. Linking may be what blogging is largely about – but let’s be honest: if links to read more were always found and well-placed at the end of articles, wouldn’t you get used to it as a reader?One of Steve Gillmor’s most compelling arguments, to me, has been that links point the reader to a specific definition of a concept. That if a reader is really interested, they can search for those terms used and gain a far broader understanding of the topic.What do you think? Could the format of online text publishing be changed so radically and still maintain its vibrant culture of democratized publishing, rich knowledge and frictionless discovery? Could publishers put links at the end of articles and still be participating in conversations, as opposed to the awful arrogance of link-free traditional media?Let us know what you think about this in comments below. We do still believe in commenting, right?These are still relatively early days for web publishers, all of this should be open to debate. And it’s exciting to re-evaluate what we take for granted, isn’t it?Now here’s some links:Nicholas Carr’s post today – Experiments in Delinkification (ReadWriteWeb’s previous posts that cite Carr)Steve Gillmor (ReadWriteWeb’s previous posts that cite Gillmor)There…now how did that feel?last_img read more

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KKR beat Auckland by 2 runs in thrilling CLT20 qualifier match

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders produced a disciplined bowling display as they beat Auckland Aces by two runs in a thrilling low-scoring Champions League Twenty20 qualifiers match in Hyderabad on Monday. ScoreElecting to bat, KKR scored a modest 121 for six after they suffered a batting collapse but their bowlers produced a superb show to restrict Auckland to 119 for six in a match that went down the wire after many twist and turns.Auckland lost their first wicket in the first ball of their run chase, recovered at 60 for one and then slumped to 61 for four in the 10th over. They were still in for an upset victory but with pressure piling they eventually fell short by two runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.Auckland needed 11 runs from the last over bowled by Brett Lee but they could score just eight runs.KKR used as many as seven bowlers and all of them did well, either taking wickets or bowling economically. Yusuf Pathan was the picked of the KKR bowlers with figures of 2/21 — the two wickets coming in the space of three balls.Rajat Bhatia and captain Jacques Kallis chipped in with a wicket each.KKR fielding also rose to the occasion with two crucial run outs.Auckland run chase began on a disastrous note with Martin Guptill run out in the very first ball of the innings bowled by Iqbal Abdulla.Adams played towards midwicket and Guptill wanted a single but Ryan ten Doeschate’s throw was quick enough for wicketkeeper Manvinder Bisla to removed the bails.advertisementlast_img read more

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Premier League: Diego Costa sends Chelsea back on top with ninth win in a row

first_imgChelsea striker Diego Costa’s class shone through as he fired them back to the top of the Premier League on Sunday with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion as the previous day’s goal glut turned into a trickle.The Spain international’s fine second-half strike at Stamford Bridge toppled a defensive West Bromwich Albion side and restored the Blues’ three-point advantage over Arsenal as they chalked up their ninth league victory in a row.The Gunners had taken provisional top spot with 34 pooints from 15 games on goals scored after recovering to beat Stoke City 3-1 at the Emirates on Saturday. (Too early to judge Chelsea potential, says Antonio Conte)”It was a tough game,” said Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. “We played with passion. West Brom is a tough team, a physical team who are difficult to break down. It was a good win and now we must continue.”We have won nine in a row which is fantastic because this league is very tough. We are working very well.”All six home teams in action on Saturday scored at least three goals, with Jamie Vardy bagging a hat-trick as champions Leicester City returned to form with a 4-2 home win against Manchester City.Sunday’s opening three matches all ended 1-0, Chelsea’s early scoreline reflected later at Old Trafford and St Mary’s with Manchester United and Southampton seeing off Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough respectively by the same margin.Only the porous defences of third-placed Liverpool, now three points adrift of Arsenal, and struggling West Ham United raised the average with a 2-2 draw at Anfield in the later kickoff.advertisementLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp, whose side lost 4-3 at Bournemouth last weekend, would still have been happier to see fewer goals on the scoresheet.”The goals could have been avoided. That’s how it is in football. Mixed emotions, it’s still a point. A draw doesn’t feel too good. doesn’t feel too bad,” he said.DEFENSIVE ERRORWith the game at Chelsea heading for a stalemate, Costa seized on a West Brom defensive error to break the deadlock with a superb shot into the top left corner in the 76th minute.It was the league top scorer’s 12th goal of the campaign, as many as he netted in the whole of last season.Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened his league account with a sizzling strike just before the half-hour mark for Jose Mourinho’s side, having scored his first for the club in the Europa League on Thursday.The Armenian midfielder’s afternoon ended painfully, however, when he was taken off on a stretcher with 10 minutes remaining after a heavy tackle left him clutching his ankle.The Portuguese coach played down Mkhitaryan’s injury, saying it looked more serious than it was and that he could be out for a week.”Maximum a couple of weeks. It doesn’t look like something that is very dangerous or difficult. He brings everything I want an attacker to play. Maybe one week out and it is better to be fresh for Boxing Day (Dec. 26),” he said.United remained sixth with 24 points, three behind fifth-placed Tottenham who might otherwise have overtaken Manchester City, who are fourth, on goal difference.Southampton recovered from the disappointment of their Europa League elimination to return to winning ways.Their goal came in the 53rd minute when Sofiane Boufal picked the ball up from James Ward-Prowse and unleashed an unstoppable left-foot shot to claim his first league goal.last_img read more

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Canadian militarys template for perfect recruits invalid Vance

first_imgHALIFAX — The man who leads the Canadian Armed Forces says the military has failed to adequately integrate women and minorities, but Gen. Jonathan Vance says the Forces are working hard to adapt and change.Speaking at a defence and security conference in Halifax, the chief of defence staff says the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing — fast.The general says the military must become more diverse because it is keen to find the talent it needs to deal with rapidly evolving threats, such as cyber-warfare. He says the military is currently stuck with a template it uses to find ideal recruits, but its emphasis on physical attributes needs to be altered for certain jobs. Vance went further, saying the template is invalid when it comes to Canada’s ability to “fight effectively in the future.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Future of NWAC president to be decided at special meeting in coming

first_imgAmber BernardAPTN NewsThe board that oversees the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will hold a meeting to determine the future of its president.“In the coming weeks, the membership will be convening a special meeting to determine the continuance of Francyne Joe as President,” said NWAC CEO Lynne Groulx.“I respect this democratic process and whatever decision the members make.”The tensions between Joe and Groulx went public last week when it was reported by CBC that police were called to NWAC’s Ottawa office.In an email to APTN News, NWAC said Joe has been banned from the office.“On April 15, Lynne Groulx, CEO of the Native Women’s Association of NWAC and former human rights lawyer, wrote to members of NWAC’s executive council to outline concerns she has regarding the inappropriate behavior of NWAC President Francyne Joe in the workplace,” said the statement.“This morning (April 17, 2019) Ms. Joe defied that motion and appeared at the NWAC offices demonstrating the same behavior that Ms. Groulx alleged in her letter. CEO Groulx felt threatened by the actions of the President and the Ottawa police services were called.”The letter does not say what actions Joe had taken to threaten Groulx.“While I cannot discuss the details, I can say there is tension in the relationship between Francyne Joe and myself,” Groulx said in an email to APTN. “In spite of every effort I have made to try and resolve these issues – including an intervention from our Elders in a healing circle.“The matter is now before the Board, which continues to support me in the administration of the organization.”(Police were called to NWAC’s downtown Ottawa office on April 17)When contacted by APTN, Joe declined to comment.But employees at NWAC have been speaking out about the issues inside the Ottawa office.Several sources who spoke to APTN on condition of anonymity because they fear for their jobs, say major changes are needed if the organization hopes to fulfill the vision of helping Indigenous women across the country.They say people running the organization are ignoring staffing issues, and turning a blind eye to problems in the workplace.“Cleary staff are in critical distress,” one of the sources told APTN.They decided to speak after two human resource staff members at NWAC quit April 19 because of concerns over ongoing issues that they spelled out in a letter and presented to the organization’s lawyer.They say the human resources team asked that power at the top of the organization be “decentralized.”The issue of how the staff at NWAC is managed is at the heart of a letter written by John Lymer, and human resources specialist Christele Goupy, and obtained by APTN.“Please find below a letter detailing the multiple concerns we as the Human Resources team here at NWAC have regarding the functioning of this organization, how it is operated, and, most importantly, the behavior of the CEO,” the letter starts.(NWAC CEO Lynne Groulx says a lack of stable federal funding “creates uncertainty and stress on our staff.”)Lymer and Goupy outline several concerns with how the top executives run NWAC and lay out several examples such as hiring and salaries.“The HR team in general has been shut out of HR Strategy meetings with the ED/CEO, people have been hired into positions that they did not apply for with salaries outside of any reasonable parameter for the organization, with no input or knowledge from HR,” the letter said.“Also, random, and seemingly arbitrary salary increases have been provided to select staff members with zero input from HR. This is completely unacceptable.”Lymer and Goupy sent the letter April 16, with several demands on the changes they want to see at the top of the organization.The letter is addressed to Steven Pink, director of legal services for NWAC but shared throughout the office according to the sources APTN spoke with.“When 10 percent of the staff go on STD (short term disability), and cite the toxic work environment as a contributing factor, which is then completely denied by the CEO, that is not okay,” the letter said.Lymer and Goupy are also demanding that Groulx’s powers be restricted.“Impose very stringent limits on the power and operations of the CEO and her office,” said the letter.The letter also puts a deadline on the actions demanded.“If we do not receive any communication from yourself within two working days about how this will be addressed and sustainably different from here-on-in, then we will seek other avenues to protect ourselves.”When demands in the letter were denied, Lymer and Goupy quit on April 19 said the staff.Neither Lymer nor Goupy responded to requests for interviews.The four sources APTN spoke with say they are not confident in the leadership at NWAC.“We need a check in balance on the amount of power that the CEO is exercising against their staff,” one of the sources said.One former NWAC employee describes her work time with the organization as having no structure.“Some of your assignments could be given away with no warning, no indication of why, you wouldn’t be spoken to, you wouldn’t be told why, things would just be moved and you would know why of course that you’ve ticked somebody off,” she said.“I’ve been an employee crying in the washroom several times, the pressure would just get to you. I made a mistake, I can’t remember what it was, but it was something really trivial, I could just tell she was looking at me like I was a complete idiot and I’ve been there for seven to eight months at this point.“And I was competent, everyone knew how competent I was, everyone knew how much I gave this organization, how much I worked hard. And it just crumbled internally and I said I’m going to lose my job, I’m an idiot. I mean she thinks I’m an idiot.”The same concerns sources expressed to APTN are also reiterated in the letter from Lymer and Goupy.“The current CEO operates without any checks or balances,” the letter stated. “Other ways that her dismissive manner can be seen in the way she arbitrarily fires people without any rationale provided.”Sources said they fully stand by NWAC’s mission statement but feel the CEO is not operating from that guiding vision.“We are not supporting the very women, we have positioned to support and advocate for,” one of the sources said.(Native Women’s Association of Canada President Francyne Joe signed an accord with the Government of Canada Feb. 1, 2019 in Ottawa. APTN File)The sources came forward after the police were called to the office on April 17 and escorted Joe out of the office.NWAC staff all agreed that Joe has never disrupted the offices and that the issues are coming from Groulx.“There’s no way employees would have any problems with Francyne, because all employees are barred access to Francyne,” said one of the sources.In another document obtained by APTN, the staff of NWAC received a memorandum dated March 26, 2019, from Groulx  outlining the rules for contacting Joe.“All Communication for the President, including invitations and meeting requests or other business matters, must be sent via the Office of the CEO with Jaime Lavigne on CC,” said the letter.“We can’t have any interaction with her [Francyne Joe] unless it’s completely vetted by the CEO [Lynne Groulx],” NWAC staff told APTN.According to Groulx, “The protocol for communications to the President’s office has been in place for quite sometime.  Communications protocols are common in the workplace and are necessary to ensure continuity and that nothing falls through the cracks. Requests for the President must be streamlined to maximize efficiency, organization and effectiveness, especially as NWAC continues to grow.”The recent events reflect what NWAC employees say is a lack of structure in the workspace… “and the mental and physical health I would say are highly being impacted by the work environment here,” said one of the sources.Founded in 1974, NWAC is an advocacy group based in Ottawa that aims to “enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, girls and gender-diverse people within First Nations, Métis and Inuit Canadian societies,” according to the website.In 2009, its Sisters in Spirit project, a five year program that started under the Paul Martin Liberal government, released a report that pushed the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls onto the national agenda.Its research into more than 500 cases broke new ground for an issue that had been previously ignored. Its national database became the first of its kind in Canada in its scope and detail.The program received recognition from human rights organizations like Amnesty International. Police agencies and provincial governments approached the project’s staff to share information and it pushed the RCMP to conduct its own research.But in 2011, under the Stephen Harper Conservatives, the project was shelved and NWAC was no longer allowed to use the Sisters in Spirit name and any and all research was prohibited under new federal money.The organization slipped into the background – including being excluded from talks on how to set up the current National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.(Francyne Joe, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Indigenous women from the provinces and territories signed an accord in Ottawa on Feb. 1, 2019. APTN File)It was revitalized on Feb. 1, 2019 when Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett signed an agreement with NWAC to “work with Canada to establish a reconciliation building process to decolonize, which includes meetings with the prime minister, ministers, deputy ministers responsible for policy development and key federal cabinet ministers.”The three year program did not come with money. According to Bennett, that will be negotiated.APTN asked the minister’s office about the issues at NWAC.“Through the Accord, Canada and NWAC will continue to work closely to identify joint priorities and co-develop culturally appropriate policy and programs to include the distinct perspectives of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people,” the statement said.“We will not be commenting on the internal matters of the organization.”In an email to APTN, Groulx said much of the stress in the office is caused by a lack of stable funding from the federal government.“Understandably, this creates uncertainty and stress on our staff. As well, NWAC staff works with extremely difficult subject matter, which also takes its toll. Dealing with contentious subjects like missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, the Inquiry, human trafficking, homelessness, poverty, forced sterilization and every form of violence against women contributes to a high level of emotional and mental stress,” the email said.Lymer and Goupy however have a solution that was proposed to lawyer Stephen Pink.“Whatever financial benefit the current CEO has brought to NWAC, she does not at all represent the values and mission of the organization,” the letter said. “She treats her employees very poorly, and very much like disposable merchandise if we are being honest.”“I have never, ever worked in a place where the trust is so low.”The allegations that have been made by the parties in dispute have not yet been proven before a court or other decision making body such as the NWAC Board or [email protected]@abernardnewslast_img read more

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Teenager remanded for two armed robberies with fake gun

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #teenagerremandedforrobbery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Police have also arrested a 17 year old boy and he is now locked away, on remand until a hearing which is due to happen this month.   The teenager is believed to be behind the robbery of a store on July 4th and the robbery of a liquor store on July 8.In the variety store incident, the suspect not only emptied the cash register, but struck the store clerk on her arm.    In each instance the perpetrator was masked and toting a small handgun.  The boy was arrested on July 10 and charged with two counts of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear.The 17 year old, last week appeared in court.#MagneticMediaNews#teenagerremandedforrobberylast_img read more