Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, says internet companies have immense power in deciding what content Canadians consume. (JUSTIN TANG / THE CANADIAN PRESS) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “I think more and more voices around the world are being raised regarding the fact that platforms need to recognize their responsibility, and that while they’re getting a huge piece of the pie of digital advertising revenues, there needs to be an approach to support more trusted local journalism,” Joly said in an exclusive interview.“The benefits of the digital economy have not been shared equally. Too many creators, journalists, artists have been left behind, and there needs to be a better balance.” OTTAWA–Internet giants like Facebook and Google should play a direct role in investing in “trusted local journalism” and Canadian culture, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said Tuesday.Joly told the Star international tech companies have “not basically accepted they have a clear responsibility” to the countries they operate in, including promoting and funding cultural content, but also shaping public debate and discussion.Far from being “neutral pipelines” for information, Joly said the digital platforms have immense power in deciding what content Canadians consume, from Netflix recommending your next TV binge to Facebook and Google promoting some news stories over others. Advertisement Advertisement
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 24, 2017 – Nassau – ALIV remains committed to continued education and training of its staff and as a result sent its ALIV Business Analyst, Corrie Seymour to a Finance Model Professional Certification by the New York Institute of Finance. The Financial Modeling Professional Certificate is an internationally recognized credential for advanced Microsoft Excel, financial analysis and financial modeling skills. The course provides hands-on training to build real-world models and analytics with examples from today’s top firms.The curriculum included the application of financial modeling best practices, the construction of meaningful sensitivity analysis and the incorporation of projection scenarios in a model among numerous other functions. In addition to daily excel exercises, there were sample models as well as reading recommendations with meaningful discussions with other professionals from diverse backgrounds.“I was very grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to represent Aliv and successfully complete this certification,” Ms. Seymour said. “The knowledge I have received will provide a more intuitive and meaningful perspective within Aliv that will prove to be beneficial for strategic planning and critical business decision making. I believe education is key to ensuring the success within the company, and I am happy to be a part of a company that is committed to the advancement of their employees”.“ALIV is committed to the continued advancement of its employees. While we have sourced the best Bahamian talent, we want them to continue to grow in their field which will help to grow the company long term. Any advancement opportunities that arise which we can have our staff participate in will always be welcomed and taken advantage of. No doubt with continued education and training, staff will continue being the great company that it already is,” Chief ALIV Officer, Damian Blackburn, said.Ms. Seymour was among 10 participants from nine different countries including Nigeria, England and Brazil. The course encouraged leadership, collaboration and innovation among all students and has been taught to many business professionals from top financial institutions around the world.Press Release: ALIVPhoto caption: Corrie Seymour, ALIV Business Analyst Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Saturday reported a 5 per cent production increase to 102.42 million tonnes (mt) in the second quarter of the current financial year compared to 97.6 million tones in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Offtake was 110.42 million tonnes compared with 109 million tonnes in the review period.There was a 28 per cent fall in CIL’s consolidated net profit to Rs 2,192 crore in the second quarter of this fiscal due to higher expenses. The world’s largest coal miner had clocked a profit of Rs 3,052 crore in the same quarter previous year.Its net profit took a beating as the company’s second quarter expenses rose by almost 8 per cent compared to the flat growth in sales in the review period. Total expenses increased to Rs 14,144 crore in the July-September quarter of this year from Rs 13,112 crore in the same period last year.The bulk of the expenses were on employee benefits, on which the company spent Rs 7,286 crore.
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: A person has reportedly drowned while bathing in the sea at Digha on Friday afternoon. He was rescued by the ‘nuliahs’ and rushed to Digha State General Hospital (DSGH) where the attending doctor declared him brought dead.According to sources, one Shankar Deb, aged around 44 years, had gone to Digha with his family on Thursday. He had rented a room at a hotel located in New Digha. On Friday afternoon, he went to Old Digha along with his wife and five-year-old daughter Atrika. There, he consumed alcohol and went to Ghat number 1 to bathe in the sea. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataWhen he was walking towards the sea with his daughter on his shoulder, his wife tried to stop him as he was not able to walk straight since he was in an inebriated state. But Shankar did not bother to listen. When he reached near the water, some ‘nuliahs’ and civic volunteers saw him and asked him not to venture into the sea. They tried to reach Shankar but before they could get to him, he reportedly went into the water with Atrika. Just after that, a huge wave came and landed on both. As the force of the wave was very strong, both Shankar and Atrika were beginning to get washed away. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateSeeing them drowning, the ‘nuliahs’ ran to their rescue. To save his daughter, Shankar threw Atrika towards the ‘nuliahs’ who got hold of her. Just after saving his daughter, the ‘nuliahs’ went in the water with safety measures to save Shankar. After a few minutes, Shankar was rescued and taken to the DSGH where he was declared brought dead by the doctor. An Unnatural Death (UD) case has been lodged. It is not clear whether Shankar had died due to excessive consumption of alcohol or by drowning. To identify the cause, sleuths are waiting for the autopsy report. According to police sources, despite repeated requests and warnings, Shankar did not bother to listen to either his wife or the security persons and ventured into the sea in an inebriated state that proved very risky and he ended up paying with his life.