search engine to benefit forestation charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 September 2008 | News Tagged with: Digital, “the environmentally conscious search engine”, has launched using Google’s technology. It will share its profits with The Plant-a-tree-today Foundation which funds worldwide forestation claims to be “the only environmentally friendly search engine to use Google’s technology”. It also offers an online community and forum which promotes environmental awareness and practical advice on how individuals can reduce their carbon footprint.John Russell, co-founder and director of Click4Carbon with his wife Claire, explained why they created the service. “The principle behind Click4Carbon is to offer users one simple means of reducing their footprint through an everyday activity that they already do”, he said. “We are not trying to reinvent the wheel – Google is by far the most popular search engine in the world – all that we want to do is provide users with that same experience but with a different goal in mind”  64 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis search engine to benefit forestation charity About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Young people are misunderstood

first_imgLocalNews Young people are misunderstood by: – August 9, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share 331 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Chief Youth Officer, Mr. Jules PascalJules Pascal, the Chief Youth Officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, while addressing a symposium on ‘Youth and Violence’ yesterday disclosed to the participants that they are often misunderstood.Mr. Pascal explained that it is not a new thing for youths to be misunderstood, as adults who are supposed to assist them in this difficult period of their lives do not understand the process.“I can tell you it is not only now that young people are misunderstood. I want to quote to you from an article which was written 500 B.C; that’s 500 years Before Christ, that’s a long time ago by a gentleman who was known as a Philosopher  at the time his name was Socrates and he said; ‘Our youth today love luxury, they have bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect for older people, children nowadays are tyrants, they no longer rise when elders enter the room, they contradict their parents, they chatter before company, they gobble their food and they tyrannize their teachers.’ What do people say about our youth today? Some of the same things,” he said.Mr. Pascal, in emphasizing his point that young people are misunderstood, also quoted from an article which was printed in the Melbourne newspaper in 1976 by William Bradwick, in which the author described teenagers as ‘the ugliest form of humanity on earth.’Mr. Pascal however believes that although violence is grown and developed within society, it can be controlled.“The situation of violence is an age thing, you heard violence long before, I heard violence, my parents heard about violence, and my parents, parents heard about violence and I dare say we will continue to hear about violence because violence is a thing that is grown and developed within society. We may not be able to stop it but we can control it,’ Pascal said.The Youth Symposium was organized by the Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held a symposium on Youth and Violence at the Public Service Training Center yesterday in an attempt to address the increasing rate of violence among youth in Dominica and the Caribbean Region.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

ECCU Government update: British BAICO and CLICO

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews ECCU Government update: British BAICO and CLICO by: – October 24, 2011 Heads of Governments of the Eastern Caribbean Currency UnionOn July 15, 2011, the ECCU Governments through the communiqué of the Monetary Council provided an update on the implementation of the BAICO resolution strategy. This release provides a further update on progress in respect of BAICO and CIL matters.1.BRITISH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANYProgress of the sale of BAICO’s Traditional BusinessWhen we announced the strategy to recapitalize and sell BAICO’s traditional business in February 2011, we indicated that the transaction would be complex and would take at least 6-9 months to complete. The ECCU Governments and the Judicial Managers have continued with this work, and the following progress has been made:•The ECCU Governments and the Judicial Management team have worked together to identify some of the key technical and practical challenges involved in effecting this transfer. •Actuaries have been engaged to undertake more detailed analysis of the portfolio and the financial contribution needed to recapitalize BAICO’s traditional business. •Legal advice has been sought on a number of issues, including the best way to effect the transfer of the traditional business across nine separate countries (ECCU and The Bahamas).•Invitations to tender have been advertised, and a number of bidders have already registered their interest. The ECCU Governments are very pleased with the number and quality of bidders which have registered. Next steps will include evaluating indicative proposals, and a due diligence phase to allow bidders to prepare and submit their detailed bids.Once final documentation is agreed with the purchaser, the process of obtaining approvals of the transfers throughout the ECCU and in The Bahamas will commence. This is the final phase of the process of selling BAICO’s traditional business, and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2012.Assisting BAICO’s non-traditional policyholdersThe ECCU Governments have been working as part of the CARICOM Regional Technical Committee to provide assistance to BAICO policyholders who have non-traditional policies, such as Executive Flexible Premium Annuities (EFPA). These policyholders include individuals, as well as important institutions within the ECCU, such as banks and credit unions.Funding is still being sought from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in order to provide financial support to these policyholders. Other activities of the Judicial ManagersThe Judicial Managers of BAICO have been continuing to rationalize the liabilities of BAICO. Litigation has now been commenced in Trinidad and Tobago against CL Financial for the recovery of a US$49.5 million debt owed by CL Financial to BAICO. 2.CLICO INTERNATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (CIL)On April 14, 2011, Deloitte Consulting Ltd. (“Deloitte”) was appointed as Judicial Manager of CIL’s head office operations in Barbados. Deloitte has also been appointed as Judicial Manager of CIL’s branches in Grenada, St. Vincent, Dominica, Antigua and Anguilla. Richard Surage of PKF was appointed as Judicial Manager of CIL’s St. Lucia branch and Omax Gardner also of PKF was appointed as Judicial Manager of CIL’s St. Kitts & Nevis branch.On September 20, Deloitte tabled an overall restructuring plan for CIL with the Barbados High Court. Restructuring plans for CIL’s branches will be filed by Deloitte and PKF in all other ECCU jurisdictions The good news for CIL policyholders is that, relative to policyholder liabilities, there are significantly more assets in CIL than in BAICO. However, based on the Judicial Manager’s current valuations of those assets, they fall short of the required assets. As a consequence, the Judicial Manager estimates a gross recovery of 49 cents for each dollar of policyholder liability if the company is liquidated. Alternatively, a recovery of 60 cents is estimated for each dollar of policyholder liability if the company is maintained as a going concern. The ECCU Governments are working with the Judicial Managers in Barbados and the local Judicial Managers in the ECCU and the Government of Barbados in order to identify the best solution for CIL policyholders. A CIL Advisory Committee has been established and meetings are ongoing. Meetings with policyholders in several territories have also been held. Having completed the consultation process and noted the views, concerns and suggestions of policyholders, the Judicial Manager will review its previous recommendations and propose such additional or alternative actions deemed necessary. As such, the Judicial Manager will be returning to the Court in Barbados in early November to report on the results of the consultative process and its subsequent review. After presenting this report to the Court and obtaining its guidance, further communications will be issued to all policyholders IN CONCLUSIONThe ECCU Governments continue to work steadfastly to identify solutions for individuals and institutions affected by the BAICO and CLICO situation. We wish to reiterate our appreciation to the citizens of the region for their patience as this work progresses. We will continue to provide updates as developments occur.The Governments of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Unioncenter_img Tweet 50 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more