Asset International buys Corporate Insights

first_img Morningstar buys out Sustainalytics Low volatility a good sign for 2019 Canadian IPOs “This acquisition is just the first step in the partnership between AI and Genstar to dramatically grow organically and through acquisitions,” said Tony Salewski, principal at Genstar. “The combination of Investor Economics and Corporate Insights puts us in an even stronger position to serve our existing clients and strengthen our market share,” added Jim Casella, chairman and CEO of Asset International. Earl Bederman, president of Investor Economics, said, “The specialized services provided by Corporate Insights represent a natural complement to Investor Economics’ research and consulting services … We look forward to enhancing our ability to provide our clients with the informed analysis, competitive intelligence and insights needed to enable them to better understand, manage and grow their businesses.” Keywords Investment research James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Mercer and Morningstar partner on investment research platform Vancouver-based market research firm Corporate Insights, has been acquired by New York-based Asset International Inc. (AI), and will become a division of its existing Canadian subsidiary, industry research firm Investor Economics. No price was disclosed on the deal. The addition of Corporate Insights comes in the wake of AI’s acquisition by private equity firm Genstar Capital back in July. Asset International and Genstar say they intend to triple the size of the company over the next three to five years, and that growing Investor Economics is a key part of that plan. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

FBI paid more than $1.35M to break into iPhone – report

first_imgHome FBI paid more than $1.35M to break into iPhone – report AppleFBI Tags Previous ArticleGoogle chief: we are moving from “a mobile first to an AI first world”Next ArticleAT&T opens up on 5G trial this summer; warns on pre-standard fragmentation Richard Handford Related Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Authorcenter_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move FBI director James Comey hinted about the market rate for law enforcement to hack an iPhone.The identity of who helped the FBI break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters may never be known, but Comey did divulge more about what it cost to get the task done.Speaking at an Aspen Security Forum event in London, he said: “We were able to get into the phone because, in an odd way, all the controversy around the litigation stimulated a marketplace around the world . . . for people trying to figure out if they could they break into an Apple 5C running iOS9 — and those details matter because that’s the phone that the terrorists left behind,” reported the Financial Times (FT).Quizzed about the cost for such work, Comey did not answer directly but commented: “A lot. More than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is seven years and four months, for sure. But it was, in my view, worth it . . . I think it was very, very important that we got into that device.”The FT pointed out Comey’s annual salary is $183,800, suggesting the FBI paid at least $1.35 million to the hackers.Comey still hopes to find common ground with tech firms such as Apple to avoid paying out cash to outside parties in the future to hack their encryption.“I’m hoping we can get to a sensible solution that doesn’t involve hacking and that doesn’t involving spending loads of money,” he said. Google taps retail with NYC store AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 APR 2016 Apps UK consumers seek £1.5B from Applelast_img read more

IRONMAN Foundation’s IRONAID program focuses on Coronavirus pandemic

first_imgIn 2020, the IRONMAN Foundation’s existing IRONAID program will expand its resources to specifically focus on serving event communities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.IRONAID engages athletes in the healthcare industry who race IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, with the goal of raising funds and awareness for health-related causes.This year, all athletes will have the opportunity to support IRONAID, including Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series participants through Rock This Town, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation and the charitable program for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.“At The IRONMAN Group, we are committed to supporting people impacted by this global crisis, especially in the communities where we operate,” said Andrew Messick, President & Chief Executive Officer for The IRONMAN Group.“We know that we can do much more together than we can alone, which is why we are working to provide essential resources to health-related non-profit organizations around the world to help those who need it most.”To kick-off the campaign, over US$50,000 has already been committed to IRONAID through private and partner donations. Additionally, for the first IRONMAN Virtual Racing (VR) Pro Challenge scheduled for April 4-5, 2020, the IRONMAN Foundation will match all donations made during the race up to US$10,000.Community members that would like to join in supporting IRONAID’s commitment can make donations at any time through the IRONAID website –, recognizing that the immediate needs of communities will be different than those that will emerge in the months ahead, the IRONMAN Foundation has also established Operation IRONAID Face Masks, a program that repurposes new and unused event shirts into non-sterile face masks.The masks will be provided to COVID-19 patients upon discharge from the hospital to help keep others safe.“As the world is faced with the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN Foundation stands with the global community and recognizes the ability to make a positive difference in these uncertain times with IRONAID,” said Sarah Hartmann, Executive Director for the IRONMAN Foundation.“Thanks to generous private and partner donations, we are pleased to kick off the campaign with over US$50,000 already committed to IRONAID in addition to a matching donation campaign of US$10,000 from the IRONMAN Foundation during the first IRONMAN VR Pro Challenge.“To further amplify these important efforts, a portion of the fundraising efforts by TEAM IMF Athletes will also be dedicated to the IRONAID support fund in 2020. We are also looking forward to working with race operators and organizations around the world to help with the creation of non-sterile face masks from new and unused event shirts.“We recognize that this is a challenging time, but our community is committed to working together to continue to create a lasting and tangible impact.”IRONAID funds will be available for grant applications by health-related non-profit organizations around the world. Organizations who fit the criteria are invited to apply for funding. Potential projects include:Providing personal, protective equipment (PPE) and supplies such as ventilators, CT/x-ray machines, etc.Supporting programs in the areas of housing/homelessness, healthcare, nutrition/food support, mental health, domestic violence, care for seniors, etc.Funding to support vulnerable individuals in quarantine.Funding organizations that are working in areas with poor access to regular medical services.Supporting groups that are focused on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).Supporting the research into SARS-CoV-2 and Relatedlast_img read more

Berkeley’s £1bn London plan

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Pupils trash primary school library

first_imgTables, chairs, and books were also broken. When pupils at Protea Primary School in Bonteheuwel return to school today for the new school year, they will be greeted with the news that they will not be able to use their school library for the foreseeable future after it was trashed by a pupil and ex-pupil of the school over the December holidays. Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, spokesperson for Bishop Lavis police station, the school opened a case of malicious damage to property on Wednesday January 8.A Grade 6 pupil, accompanied by an ex-pupil who is now in Grade 9 at a high school in Bonteheuwel, were captured by security cameras entering the school premises on Monday December 30. They broke all the locks on the door and gate of the kitchen and started a fire. The pupils broke all of the locks on the cupboards and threw all the crockery, pots and pans, food, and linen onto the floor, this according to a staff member who does not want to be named because of safety concerns.They then wrote the gang name JCY all over the school and also wrote gang signs on the bench where the children eat their lunch, and in front of the kitchen. As the two ran away, the caretaker saw them and called them back to extinguish the fire in which they emptied the fire extinguisher, leaving a mess on the floor. On Wednesday January 1, the same pupils again broke into the school and this time they vandalised the garden by pulling out all of the herbs, and vegetables used to feed the children at school. They scattered it all across the garden and dug up the soil as well. The following day the pupils again returned – this time they targeted the library. They gained access by making huge holes in the ceiling and emptied the fire extinguisher in the library, creating a huge mess. They broke six tables and chairs and took out the wiring in the one of the classrooms, broke the lights and damaged the ceilings. One of the pupils also relieved themselves in a paint bucket. The damage amounts toR15 000, according to the staff member. “The faeces were visible in the bucket after they left. This is not the first time they have done something like this. Previously the same Grade 6 pupil came with 15 other boys and threw catfish in our JoJo tank and it broke, with him being the leader of the gang. They steal the fish from the canal and throw it in the tank. We really don’t know what to do with this child anymore and he is a member of this gang and so is his family,” she said. The staff member said the pupil had previously threatened to kill her after she reprimanded him for ill-behaviour. “He said I will be his first murder. He terrorises our pupils and staff by swearing and threatening them and he sprays his gang signs all over the school. The last time he did it in front of the Grade R class. He has been suspended twice already and attended disciplinary hearings. We have spoken to his parents but nothing has helped, these pupils are dragging the school down badly,” she said. She said that a week before the school closed the pupil defaced the school with gang signs all over the school.Warrant Officer Swartbooi said the JCY gang is one of the gangs in Bonteheuwel which recruits young boys of school-going age to perform their criminal acts. The Athlone News had contacted the Western Cape Education Department for comment on the matter but received no responseby the time this edition went to print. Tables, chairs, and books were also broken. Protea Primary School in Bonteheuwels vegetable and herb garden was destroyed.center_img 1 of 2last_img read more

DB to close Eberswalde and Zwickau maintenance facilities

first_imgGERMANY: Deutsche Bahn announced plans to close the DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung rolling stock maintenance subsidiary’s Eberswalde and Zwickau sites on October 8. DB said there has been a significant reduction in wagon maintenance activities, as a result of fluctuations in the cyclical market and operators optimising their fleet planning to minimise the number of vehicles which need to be maintained.The Zwickau works which has 80 employees is to close by December 2015, with the Eberswalde site which has 490 staff following by December 2016. DB said it has already avoided the use of temporary staff at the sites, and it is aiming to avoid compulsory redundancies by offering staff transfers elsewhere within the DB group.last_img read more

Big finish for Scorpions

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER VFL – ROUND 9 FIRING to the finish in Casey Fields’ cold quagmire, the Scorpions stoked the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Castlegar sweeps pair from Nelson Peewee Leafs

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsCastlegar did its best to ruin the weekend for the Nelson Leafs as the Sunflower City squad scored a pair of West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep League wins.Kadrian Klimchuk scored twice to lead Castlegar to a 3-1 victory Friday night at the Pioneer Arena.Saturday, Klimchuk and Tanner Costa each had three points to lead Castlegar to a 5-2 win over Nelson at the Arena Complex.The two wins leapfrogged Castlegar past Nelson in West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep League standings.Nelson managed to conclude the weekend with some positive results as the Leafs double Revelstoke 6-3 in a game played in Nakusp.“It wasn’t as bad as it looks,” said Nelson coach Rod Podgorenko. “We had very good play from Merissa Dawson and Amit Bhabra and our goalies (Curt Doyle and Joey Timmermans) also played very well during the weekend.”Friday, Castlegar scored one goal in each period to edge Nelson. Justin Podgorenko scored the lone goal for Nelson.Saturday, Castlegar blitzed Nelson for four second-period goals to win its second game in as many days.Everett Hicks and Aigne McGeady-Bruce replied for Nelson.Sunday, Justin Podgorenko, with two goals and an assist, led Nelson offensively.Jacob Shukin, Taylor Cooper, Logan Mengler and Ben Woodward added [email protected]last_img read more

One thing unites us – we’re proud to be South African

first_imgIn another study comparing national pride in 34 countries, South Africa scored fifth – behind Venezuela, the USA, Australia and Austria. This study was carried out by the International Social Survey Programme, a consortium of survey researchers, in June last year.Speculating on the reasons for South Africa’s high level of national pride, Johnston says that it can’t be attributed to one single event. “We haven’t won the Soccer World Cup – that will happen in 2010”, she laughs.Instead she attributes South Africa’s extraordinarily high level of national pride to “the boundless achievements in the thirteen years of democracy”.EndsIssued by Meropa Communications on behalf of the International Marketing Council of South Africa.For more information, please contact Tumelo Kumalo, IMC Media RelationsTelephone: (011) 483 0122 / 073 933 8802Email: Tumelo Kumalolast_img read more

Intel CEO: Moving Content Between Devices is Still Too Hard

first_imgTags:#mobile#news#web Related Posts frederic lardinois Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces During his company’s annual developer conference, Intel CEO Paul Otellini today noted that his industry still hasn’t managed to make it easy enough for consumers to move content seamlessly between devices. According to Otellini, as more and more devices are connected to the Internet, this capability will become increasingly important and something that consumers will soon demand. Content shifting allows users to start a movie on a TV, for example, and then continue to watch it on a PC or mobile phone.More Than a Hardware ProblemIntel seems to think that the key to making content shifting work is a problem for the semiconductor industry to solve, but given that the video content that Otellini is talking about is relatively hardware agnostic, this really seems to be more of a problem for software developers to solve. No matter Intel’s role in this, there can be little doubt that consumers will demand easy solutions for taking their content wherever they go. More than a technological issue, though (streaming or copying a movie to different devices isn’t really a hard problem anymore, after all), the problem seems to be more related to copyright and the media industry’s unwillingness to offer an easy solution that would allow users to take their content wherever they go.One Solution: Apple’s AirPlayOne company that is obviously working hard on this and is about to offer its own solution is Apple. With AirPlay, the company is taking the first steps into making content shifting a reality for those who live in the Apple ecosystem of iPads, iPhones and the newly redesigned AppleTV. Even Apple, however, was only able to get a few content producers on board with its latest 99-cent TV rental program, so it remains to be seen how the company’s partners will react once Apple wants to enable more extensive content shifting on its devices.Google, too, is working on similar solutions for its Android operating system and Google TV, though here, too, it remains to be seen how well this will work in practice.last_img read more