Memorial service for the Rev. Gomes

first_imgA memorial service celebrating the life and ministry of the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, will be held in the Memorial Church on April 6 at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.The service will be broadcast live on Harvard’s radio station, WHRB 95.3 FM. For those outside the Cambridge area, WHRB provides live Internet streaming from its website.Read Gomes’ full obituary.last_img

Millennials demand better financial apps: SWBC

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Millennials are driving innovation in the fintech space and many traditional financial institution applications miss the mark with younger generations, leaving them to consider financial products and services from nontraditional sources.“There are plenty of offerings from financial institutions, but those offerings don’t necessarily resonate very well with a growing percentage of users,” Jason O’Brien, senior vice president of payments for the San Antonio, Texas-based financial services firm SWBC, said. Millennials have higher expectations when it comes to app functionality and features, he added. continue reading »last_img read more

The PCP stable

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US central bank unveils alternative to Facebook’s Libra

first_imgNoting security concerns posed by Facebook’s digital currency Libra, the Federal Reserve on Thursday revealed details of its own instant payments system.FedNow will provide households and businesses with instant access to payments, for wages, government benefits or sales, without waiting days for checks to clear, the Fed said.The system, which is not due to launch for two to three years, “will be designed to maintain uninterrupted 24x7x365 processing with security features to support payment integrity and data security,” the central bank said. Facebook’s announcement last year of plans to design the Libra cryptocurrency and payments system raised immediate red flags for global finance officials who expressed a barrage of withering criticism about the security and reliability of a private network.Facebook’s Libra project has “raised other fundamental questions about legal and regulatory safeguards, financial stability, and the appropriate role of private money,” Fed Governor Lael Brainard said in a speech Thursday.But the United States central bank already has experience providing reliable clearing of private payments. “We are committed to building an instant payment system that delivers the payment speed that users want without bypassing the legal and regulatory protections they have come to expect from banking relationships,” Brainard said. She noted that the government’s emergency aid programs during the COVID-19 pandemic “underscores the importance of rapid access to funds for many households and businesses that face cash flow constraints.”The initial design of FedNow came following thousands of comments from interested parties, some of whom also raise concerns about Libra, and additional features will be announced as it gets closer to roll out.Brainard said key features include fraud protection tools, ability for banks to ensure funds are available after hours and on weekends, ability to work with private payment systems, and those systems where users are identified with aliases, like email addresses, rather than account numbers.”Ultimately, the FedNow Service can be a catalyst for innovation in the market by providing a neutral platform on which the private sector can build to offer safe, efficient instant payment services to users across the country,” she said.Topics :last_img read more

Gold Coast locals leading sales in new Palm Beach project

first_imgThe Jefferson – the new Palm Beach project by Lacey Group – that has chalked up more than $10 million in sales since it was launched last month.GOLD Coast residents are leading the charge of buyers securing a boutique apartment in The Jefferson – the new Palm Beach project by Lacey Group that has chalked up more than $10 million in sales since it was launched in May.Located on Jefferson Lane, between Fourth Ave and Palm Beach Ave, the project features 46 apartments, many with ocean views.McGrath Estate Agent Tony Holland – who is marketing The Jefferson alongside Brendan Andrews – said while there had been strong interest in the project from interstate buyers, 80 per cent of purchasers lived within 10km of the suburb.The Jefferson – the new Palm Beach project by Lacey Group – that has chalked up more than $10 million in sales since it was launched last month.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The majority of buyers are locals, many of whom are planning to downsize from an older home and upgrade to a new, low-maintenance beachside lifestyle, so the spacious apartments in The Jefferson have really appealed to them,” Mr Holland said.“Many of these people have lived in the area for some time and understand the value of owning property in Palm Beach.“The suburb has undergone a huge transformation in recent years and people are keen to secure a home so they can enjoy all that Palmy has to offer for generations to come.”Mr Holland said 14 apartments had sold in The Jefferson totalling more than $10 million, however, there was still a good selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments available.“The Jefferson has been designed to suit a range of needs and budgets so there is something for everyone, whether you are looking to invest in beachfront property, or move in and take advantage of the lifestyle it provides,” he said.Lacey Group director Adam Lacey said he had anticipated strong interest from established local residents prior to launch.“There has been increasing demand for boutique, contemporary apartments in the region for some time, but it has been answered with limited supply,” he said. “Many of our buyers have been holding out for something like The Jefferson to launch.”Construction of The Jefferson is expected to start in late 2017. One-bedroom apartments start from $390,000; two-bedroom apartments start from $535,000; and three-bedroom apartments are available from $865,000.last_img read more

PGGM lobbies for Dutch class action law

first_imgThe €189bn asset manager PGGM talking to the Dutch justice ministry about the introduction of a class action system in the Netherlands that would allow duped investors to jointly claim damages. In its annual report about responsible investment, PGGM – the provider for the €178bn healthcare scheme PFZW – said the initiative was part of its new engagement policy focusing on legislators and important companies.The adjustment followed a new phase of ESG investing, with an emphasis on societal impact and the financial sector, it explained. PGGM has previously focused on voting and dialogue, as well as integrating ESG factors into the investment process.Eloy Lindijer, PGGM’s chief investment manager, stressed that measuring the impact of investment on social issues was becoming increasingly important. Last year, the asset manager replaced British firm F&C as engagement advisor with Sweden’s GES, which specialises on human rights, environmental matters and corruption.“The services of GES are complementary to PGGM’s, which focuses on strategic subjects within selected themes and countries,” explained a spokesman for PGGM. “Moreover, GES could also work more cost efficient.”At year-end, PGGM had invested €4.7bn in targets such as sustainable energy against climate change, and water purification in China to combat water shortages.Its largest client PFZW previously said it wanted to quadruple its investments in key areas, including food security and healthcare, over the next five years.In 2014, the asset manager excluded two firms from its investment universe because of the manufacturing of “controversial weapons”.Since then, it also excluded investment in government bonds of the Central African Republic because of violation of human rights. Currently, it has blacklisted 124 companies and 13 countries.PGGM further said that engagement with 510 companies had resulted in improved governance in 80 cases, and that it had achieved positive results on 21 environmental and 32 social issues.In order to improve the market standards for financial reporting, the asset manager had linked up with the Investors Financial Reporting Programme of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).last_img read more

Innogy Applies for Dublin Array Seabed Surveys

first_imgInnogy has filed an application for further seabed surveys and the installation of buoy mounted equipment at the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland.Innogy applied to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in September for a license under the Foreshore Act to enable the project to undertake further surveys and to install equipment to provide data on weather and sea conditions.The collected information will be used to progress the engineering design and to inform the ongoing environmental assessments required as part of the consent process.Consent of this Foreshore license will enable innogy to continue with the development of the project, while the company plans to submit an application for the planning consent in 2021.Dublin Array is being developed on the Kish and Bray Banks in the Irish Sea at a project site located 10km offshore. The project, owned by innogy and Saorgus Energy, has a potential capacity of at least 600MW.A stakeholder and community engagement program is planned for 2020.last_img read more

Parents tasked with finding alternative childcare options as strike day looms

first_imgNZ Herald 14 August 2018Family First Comment: We would call on the teachers’ union and the government to go back to the negotiating table in good faith rather than resort to disruptive strikes which benefit no-one. With teachers taking strike action tomorrow, parents are having to find alternative childcare options.Family First New Zealand said while they understand the concerns regarding teacher recruitment, retention and appropriate pay rates and workplace conditions, strikes like this can cause huge disruption for families, especially when parents are having to go to work.“We’d also encourage families to work with each other to ensure that children are suitably supervised at their own or their friends’ houses during the day on Wednesday.”A council spokesperson said that the Hastings Sports Centre would be running a one-day programme on Wednesday for primary school children who won’t be attending school because of the teachers’ strike.The format would be the same as the regular programme run during the school holidays for 5 to 13-year-old children, for the usual fee, with the usual subsidies in place for eligible families.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

California-Style Chicken Pizza.

first_img Share 23 Views   no discussions Recipe Share Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle California-Style Chicken Pizza. by: – June 23, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! This up-to-date pizza recipe, made with thawed frozen bread dough, is topped with dried tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese, and grilled chicken breasts.An easy substitution would be the meat from a deli-roasted chicken. Try adding artichokes to vary up the recipe.This would be equally as good if you used Alfredo sauce instead of the tomato sauce.Ingredients:1 16-ounce loaf frozen bread dough, thawed1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel1 tablespoon lemon juice1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves1/4 cup finely snipped dried tomatoesParmesan Pizza Sauce (see Recipe Center)2 fresh medium tomatoes, thinly sliced1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces) Share Directions:On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough into a 14-inch circle. Transfer dough to a greased 13-inch pizza pan. Build up edges slightly. Prick generously with a fork. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown.In a small mixing bowl stir together lemon peel, lemon juice, and margarine or butter.Rinse chicken breast halves; pat dry. Grill chicken directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once halfway through grilling and brushing occasionally with lemon mixture the last 10 minutes of grilling. Cut chicken into cubes.Meanwhile, pour enough boiling water over dried tomatoes to cover; let stand for 2 minutes. Drain well.Spread Parmesan Pizza Sauce over hot crust. Top with chicken cubes, sliced fresh tomatoes, and dried tomatoes. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.Bake about 12 minutes more or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly. Makes 6 servings.last_img read more

Berthing of Guimaras-bound boats moved to Muelle Loney

first_imgThe city government’s Public Safety and Transportation Management Office head JeckConlu said the old wharf of Bacolod City-bound fastcrafts on Muelley LoneyStreet was spacious and the transfer of the berthing area there won’t causetraffic congestion. Thetransfer of the berthing area would  giveway to the dredging of the mouth of the Iloilo River. Thedredging will be undertaken by the Philippine Ports Authority for a maximum oftwo weeks./PN “Theticketing area would be at the nearby Iloilo Freedom Grandstand. People queuingfor boat tickets won’t be exposed to the scorching heat of the sun so much,”said Conlu.center_img Itwas earlier announced that the berthing area would be transferred to a spot infront of the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand andBureau of Customs Building facing the Iloilo River. ILOILOCity – Starting today, the berthing area of motorboats plying theIloilo-Guimaras route is at the old wharf of Bacolod City-bound fastcrafts onMuelley Loney Street from the Parola wharf.last_img read more