Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 27, 2017 – Providenciales – A long standing tradition for CIBC FirstCaribbean has been to support the National Cancer Society of the Turks and Caicos; 2017 was no exception and the bank stepped up in a major way to present a significant gift to the organisation which supports families and people living with the dreaded disease.Larry Lawrence is Country manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean and he turned over a cheque for $15,000.“We are very proud to announce that the TCI team has raised $15,000 this year to support the work of the Natioanal Cancer Society in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Their educational programs, that is the National Cancer Society are critical to helping generate awareness, and of course early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer. So this is a very important initiative that the National Cancer Society has undertaken in the Turks and Caicos Islands and we of course are very happy to facilitate that. Several of our team members and their families have been affected by cancer throughout the years, and that there is much public awareness throughout TCI, in other words, this is very close to our hearts.”Rosemary Jolly is the president of the Natl Cancer Society and she along with Elaina Patrick, the Society’s protocol officer accepted the cheque and explained the use of the donation derived from the Walk for a Cure event and bake sale fundraisers held by the bank during the year.“Over teh last six weeks, we have had six or seven persons, whether just diagnosed or diagnosed some time ago, but have just reached out to us for support, and so our work continues and our commitment continues. So contributions like this really puts us in a better position to help those who are counting so much on us. So once again thanks very much First Caribbean and thanks for your staff’s commitment to this cause and thanks to our corperate sponsors.”#MagneticMediaNews#CIBCpresentschecktoTCICancerSociety Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CIBCpresentschecktoTCICancerSociety, #magneticmedianews
Kolkata: The state Information Technology and Electronics (IT&E) department will come up with a centre of excellence on Blockchain in collaboration with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).The centre of excellence will be imparting advice and training in blockchain technology to all stakeholders. “We are expecting to come up with such a centre of excellence on Blockchain by the end of this financial year. We are also holding talks with Calcutta University for a centre of excellence on Quantum Computing,” a senior official of state IT& E department said on the sidelines of the two-day Global Blockchain Congress that kicked off at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre on Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that Brazil is the only country in the globe that has an academy on Blockchain. Industries including IT professionals seek advice and look for solutions from this academy. Kolkata will be the second place in the world which will come up with a centre of excellence on this emerging technology. The government has taken a focused approach toward leveraging Blockchain technology to establish Bengal as a front-runner in becoming an emerging Technology Hub. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAmong all the financial institutions, almost 50 percent of the banks are expected to use this technology by 2020 and there is a huge transformation expected to take place in the non-financial sector as well within next few years. “Blockchain is expected to create a significant impact in the job market as knowledge of this disruptive technology is in high demand in numerous sectors of the industry,” a senior official of IT&E department said.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met with poll whiz Prashant Kishor at Nabanna on Thursday afternoon, whose latest success is ‘Project Jagan Mohan Reddy’ in Andhra Pradesh.After a reported two-hour meeting in Kolkata, Kishor signed up as the party’s poll strategist for the Assembly elections scheduled to be held in 2021. Kishor will kick off his assignment very soon and his primary job, as per party sources, will be to prepare a plan to counter the BJP which had bagged as many as 18 seats in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections with the ruling TMC winning 22 seats. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, BJP could manage only two seats in the state while the TMC had won 34. In terms of 294 Assembly seats, the saffron party could manage lead in as many as 121 Assembly segments against the TMC’s 164. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSources in Nabanna informed that Kishor was taken to the Chief Minister’s chamber at Nabanna by Abhishek Banerjee who is the president of All India Trinamool Youth Congress. According to party sources, the two deliberated over the causes of TMC’s performance in the parliamentary polls and Kishor explained his readings seat by seat for Bengal. It may be mentioned that TMC had sought the assistance of Kishor even in 2016 but the deal did not materialise due to the latter’s reluctance. Kishor had then just bagged the Congress contract for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections at that time. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateKishor is credited with successfully organising the political campaigns for Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh. The YSR Congress won 22 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats and 151 out of 175 Assembly seats. The incumbent Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s party was voted out of power in the parliamentary polls. It is learnt that after the convincing victory of Reddy, few more political parties in the state have been approaching Kishor for being their poll strategist. Kishor is credited with handling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s poll campaign in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He joined Nitish Kumar and strategised the election campaign for his party during the 2015 Bihar Assembly elections. His venture to revive the Congress in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, however, was a flop. Kishor had joined politics last year as the vice-president of Bihar’s Janata Dal-United.
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