Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter James Langton “The banks taken off the list mostly have niche characteristics and business models that are more in line with non-bank financial institutions, have reduced in size, or are less domestically important,” Fitch notes. “The new joiners are part of international groups, with three having ultimate parents outside the eurozone, so cross-border activities may be an influence in determining their significance.” The final list will be published in September, and it will be reviewed on a regular basis, ahead of the ECB assuming its prudential supervisory role in November, Fitch notes. Most of the 120 banks considered significant by the ECB are also participating in the European Banking Authority’s (EBA) latest stress test, Fitch adds. “The EBA’s list is final, so banks that fall out of the ECB’s direct supervision but are on the EBA list will still be participating in this year’s stress test,” says Fitch. “However, we would expect the leavers to be excluded in subsequent EBA stress exercises.” TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks The European Central Bank (ECB) is considering factors other than sheer size as it finalizes a list of banks that will require its direct supervision, says Fitch Ratings. In a new report, the rating agency says that the ECB’s latest update to the list of banks it considers significant enough to supervise directly largely reflects factors other than just size. The latest version of the list is down to 120 institutions from 128, Fitch notes, as 12 firms have been dropped, and four others have been added. Keywords Banking industryCompanies Fitch Ratings Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
“When students get involved on campus, they become more engaged in their campus community and establish those meaningful connections and relationships that will last a lifetime,” said Colin Spaulding, coordinator for activities and special events at the University Memorial Center. “Getting involved on campus is a great way to meet new people, connect with fellow students who have similar interests, as well as interact with a wide range of people on campus who you might not normally have a chance to meet or connect with.” With hundreds of student groups, clubs and organizations on campus, students at the University of Colorado Boulder have numerous opportunities to find their niche.Beginning Sept. 4, CU-Boulder will hold its annual Student Involvement Week, which includes a variety of events and fairs offering students information about different clubs and organizations on campus and in the greater Boulder community.“When students get involved on campus, they become more engaged in their campus community and establish those meaningful connections and relationships that will last a lifetime,” said Colin Spaulding, coordinator for activities and special events at the University Memorial Center. “Getting involved on campus is a great way to meet new people, connect with fellow students who have similar interests, as well as interact with a wide range of people on campus who you might not normally have a chance to meet or connect with.”In addition to meeting new friends, Spaulding says participating in extracurricular activities can also be beneficial with academics and landing a job after graduation. “A large amount of research exists showing that students who are involved are more likely to persist through to graduation, be more successful while in college, and be more satisfied with their collegiate experiences,” he said.Some of the week’s events include:Volunteer Fair — Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UMC Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court. Volunteer organizations from CU and the Boulder community will be showcased at the fair.Student Involvement Fair — Wednesday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UMC fountain court. More than 100 student groups and organizations will be on hand to talk about how students can get involved.Study Abroad Fair — Thursday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UMC fountain court. Students can learn about the experience of living and learning abroad and the variety of study abroad programs offered at CU-Boulder.CU Student Government Open House — Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1 to 3 p.m. in UMC room 125. Join CU-Boulder’s current elected student leaders to network and learn about the government that represents the student body, while enjoying free food.To find a complete list of the week’s events visit http://inthemix.colorado.edu/. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 31, 2012 Categories:Education & OutreachAcademicsNews HeadlinesCampus Community
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has announced that John Batchik, vice president, quality at Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, has been elected chairman of the board. David Kneisler, vice president, global quality at Dana Holding Corp., has been elected vice chairman. Both will serve 24-month terms, which became effective Jan. 1.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where for more than 25 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government and academia have worked collaboratively to drive cost and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Honda, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers. “AIAG exists to help companies work collaboratively on projects that drive the entire supply process toward peak performance, whether the metric is quality, cost or speed,” said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. “John and David will help us take AIAG’s performance in its traditional focus areas to an even higher level of performance and guide the organization as we continue to expand into areas such as corporate responsibility, the environment and health and safety, where AIAG’s expertise in project management can add tremendous value.” Batchik, who had been AIAG vice chairman since January 2009, succeeds Brian Vautaw, formerly vice president, information technology, Lear Corp. “Brian’s tenure on the board of AIAG was marked by the most challenging economic conditions our members have ever faced and his contributions as chairman helped set the stage for companies to emerge from the recession more efficient and with higher quality,” said Sharland. “We thank him for his service.” Advertisement At Plymouth, Mich.-based Freudenberg-NOK, Batchik is responsible for directing central quality functions, establishing performance standards and developing and improving operating metrics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in manufacturing management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He joined the AIAG board in 2006. “AIAG has been very successful for a long time in bringing OEMs, suppliers and service companies together to find better ways to do business,” Batchik said. “The value of teamwork and close collaboration was proven again during the recession. As chairman, I look forward to working with AIAG’s leadership and board to build on this model and set a course that will move the industry forward for the next generation.” At Dana, Kneisler oversees the Maumee, Ohio-based supplier’s global quality, warranty and technical problem solving initiatives. Kneisler earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan Technological University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He joined the AIAG board in 2006. “The globalization of manufacturing, the increasing complexity of the supply chain process and the rise of new information technologies are making AIAG’s role more important than ever,” said Kneisler. “I am pleased to have this opportunity to work with Scot, John and the board to support the AIAG team and to promote their continuous improvement initiatives.”
Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt at the inaugural meeting of the Task Force for Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes. Courtesy/DOIDOI News:WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump Administration hosted the first meeting of the Task Force for Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes (Task Force) Tuesday at the United States Department of the Interior chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt.“President Trump took bold action by signing the Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes to remind us of the exceptional individuals in our history who produced the greatest country in the world,” Secretary Bernhardt said. “The President recognizes that statues are silent teachers in the form of stone and metal. Yesterday’s inaugural Task Force meeting following the direction of the President was a great kickoff to an exciting undertaking that will recognize our greatest citizens and protect our history for the benefit of all Americans.”Task Force members as established by President Trump’s Executive Order include the following: Administrator of General Services Emily Murphy, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities Jon Parrish Peede, and Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Aimee Jorjani.“GSA is honored to participate in the Task Force for Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes,” said Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration Emily Murphy. “Yesterday’s meeting was an important first step as we reinvigorate the essential role art has in civic architecture, expressing the values and identity of our Nation.”“On behalf of my NEH colleagues, I am honored to serve on President Trump’s historic task force to celebrate the men and women of all races and backgrounds who sacrificed so much to create and sustain our Republic,” said Jon Parrish Peede, Chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities. “The United States is, in the words of Lincoln, ‘the last best hope of earth.’ By linking new and existing statues of American heroes with interpretive educational resources, this task force will provide our fellow citizens with the historical knowledge necessary to live up to the founding ideals of the world’s oldest representative democracy.”“The ACHP is delighted to be part of this Task Force,” said Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Aimee Jorjani. “Proper discussions over commemorative works offers opportunities to increase public participation and understanding of American history – including complexities of more difficult aspects – and will pay dividends for local decision makers in exploring alternatives. Likewise, America has so much to be inspired by. It is important for all to see that progress; not erase it.”The EO directs the Task Force to submit a report to the President that proposes options for the creation of the National Garden, including potential locations for the site, within 60 days of the order. The EO also states that the National Garden should be composed of statues, including statues of John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Douglas MacArthur, Dolley Madison, James Madison, Christa McAuliffe, Audie Murphy, George S. Patton, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Betsy Ross, Antonin Scalia, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, George Washington, and Orville and Wilbur Wright.
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Alex Ovechkin made no mistake about who the best player on the ice was on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. The Gr8 scored the game winning power play goal in the first period off of a nice Dmitry Orlov feed and assisted on T.J. Oshie’s second tally of the night late in the third period to close out a 3-0 Caps victory over the Colorado Avalanche.The Caps improved to 2-0-1 on this young season and they’ve taken over first place in the Metropolitan Division.Ovi was everywhere in this one with nine shot attempts, five of which were on net, three takeaways, two hits, and a whole new rash of penalty minutes (three minors). His goal and assist were his first points of the season and his line with Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov had 15 of the 40 shots on goal the Capitals would throw at Semyon Varlamov in this tilt. If not for Varly, it would’ve been more of a blowout.Oshie (two goals) led the Caps with six shots on net and he was downright dominant on the boards and in front of the net. His first goal was a power play marker in the slot that came off of a sweet feed from Nicklas Backstrom. Washington’s power play looked really strong against Colorado going two for five and improving it on the season from John Blutarsky’s grade point average (0.0) to 15.3% (2 for 13) overall. Special teams were strong in this one for the Caps since they also blanked the Avalanche on all three of their shorthanded situations.The Caps have now played 185 minutes of hockey and have allowed exactly one even strength goal and just three overall. With Braden Holtby, who was honored in the pregame for his 2015-16 Vezina Trophy winning season with his adorable family present, sitting this one out to prepare for Florida on Thursday and the Rangers on Saturday, Philipp Grubauer received the call between the pipes and he posted his first NHL shutout. Grubauer didn’t have to make too many big saves, but he made them when they counted and stopped all 18 biscuits he faced. Yes, you read that correctly, the Avalanche only had 18 shots on goal.Part of that was the fact that Colorado did the Capitals a huge favor by knocking off the Penguins on Monday night in overtime and then coming in tired for this game. The other factor was Washington’s dominant skating and effort. The Caps were simply all over the Avs from the opening puck drop, outshooting them 20-5 in period one, and never really gave Colorado a chance to win the game.The closest opportunity they had to get in the game was late in period two when Nathan MacKinnon had a wide open cage, but missed the net when the puck rolled on him. Had the 2012 #1 NHL pick scored there, it would’ve been a 2-1 affair, but he misfired and the Capitals once again gave up minimal chances in the final frame to provide Grubauer with likely the easiest shutout he’ll ever have.Going up and down the lineup, it was hard to find a Washington player that did not perform well. Orlov had a highlight reel hit on Avs superstar Matt Duchene and played a strong two way game. His shot is a real asset to the offense. Brett Connolly received his first sweater of the season and had some quality scoring chances. Overall, #10 had four shots on goal and four hits in 11:47 of ice time. He fit nicely on the line with Justin Williams and Lars Eller. Tom Wilson, playing with Daniel Winnik and Jay Beagle, had a quality game and he got under the skin of future NHL Hall of Famer, Jarome Iginla, and coerced #12 to take an instigator penalty in the middle stanza. That infraction was costly for the Avs since Oshie notched Washington’s second tally of the night on the ensuing power play.On defense, John Carlson and Matt Niskanen each played over 22 minutes while Orlov and Karl Alzner were right around 19 minutes. Brooks Orpik, who was +1 and very solid on the back end, logged 16:29 while Nate Schmidt saw just under 13 minutes of action. Coach Barry Trotz and assistant coach Todd Rierden have been able to rotate their defensemen fairly well in the three games this season, which should help keep everyone fresh and healthy.Simply put, this was a complete effort and strong performance from the Caps. In the three games they’ve played, they have looked very good and have started quickly in all of them. Faster starts and a killer instinct were things this team wanted to work on this campaign and so far, so good. Their only blemish was losing in the skills competition in Pittsburgh, and those things are coin flips.On Tuesday night, the special teams were back clicking and Washington was doing a nice job of putting pucks on the net with traffic. Those types of things add up to lots of victories.Most importantly on this evening, the Captain came to play and he was downright dominant. The Gr8 showed that when he’s focused, he’s the best goal scorer this game has ever seen.Notes: Shot attempts were 61-36 for the Caps, that’s pure domination…Marcus Johansson had two power play assists…the Caps won the faceoff battle, 31-27, Backstrom went 13-4 and Beagle was 6-3…no Capital played less than 10 minutes and none played over 24 minutes, that’s balance…Carlson led the Caps in ice time with 23:42…the Avs were 2-0 coming into this game…Washington is in Florida on Thursday at 7:30 pm and home against the Rags at 7 pm on Saturday night.
The N.C. Department of Transportation will be seeking public opinion regarding a proposed new interchange between Interstate 26 and U.S. 74.The project will provide direct connections from I-26 west to U.S. 74 east and from U.S. 74 west to I-26 east. Nearly all work on this project will be completed within existing right of way. The NCDOT is working to complete construction of the interchange improvements prior to the FEI World Equestrian Games being held nearby at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in September 2018.Transportation officials will hold a public meeting from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in the Polk Center Auditorium of the Isothermal Community College to begin a month-long period of collecting comments. The meeting at 1255 West Mills Street in Columbus will allow transportation officials to provide information, answer questions and collect comments regarding this project. The public may attend at any time as there will be no scheduled presentation.An opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting and also may be sent by mail no later than May 25. Contact Kenneth McDowell, Project Engineer, at NCDOT Highway Division 14, 253 Webster Road, Sylva, N.C. 28770 or (828) 586-2141 or [email protected] for more information.Information and materials can be viewed as they become available at www.NCDOT.gov/projects/public meetingsNCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in the meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins, Human Environment Section at [email protected] or at (919) 707-6085 as easy as possible to make arrangements.NCDOT will provide interpretive services upon request for people who do not speak English or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English. Please request services prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.
The email message from your financial institution looks valid, warning you about a security issue on your account, but how can you be sure it’s not a phishing attack?Phishing is an attempt to trick users into providing personal information by using email messages, websites, or phone calls. In the second half of 2013, over 115,000 unique phishing attacks occurred worldwide, a 60 percent increase over the first half of 2013. This infographic from GovDefenders and DLT Solutions describes the types of phishing attacks, why they still work, and what you can do protect yourself and your organization against phishing. While the infographic focuses on government employees and agencies, the information and tips apply to everyone on the Internet.Check out the key takeaways.Source: The State of PhishingKey TakeawaysEvery day 156 million phishing emails are sent, 15.6 million make it through spam filters, 800,000 click on the phishing links, 80,000 people provide their information, and 8,000 are opened by the recipientAlmost 40 percent of Canada’s Justice Department clicked a phishing link in their emailExamples of phishing include: link manipulation: a link is manipulated to take the user to a hacker’s website; filter evasion: images are used to get past spam filters, website forgery: opening a fraudulent link shows a legitimate address bar, and phone phishing: automated calls from a bank or financial institution asking for account numbers or PIN numbers, with legitimate-looking caller ID. Army Thrift Savings Plan Phishing Test targeting U.S. Army employees showed phishing works. It took three weeks to track down the sender of the security test. By that time, U.S. employees had forwarded the email to thousands of friends and colleagues. To avoid phishing:Keep your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware applications currentKeep your applications and operating systems current and fully patchedIf you work at a government agency, keep all cyber-intelligence services maintained and up-to-date. If your agency doesn’t have a cyber-intelligence service, consider subscribing to one.Phishing attacks target everyone, interns to members of Congress (and anyone on the Internet). Education and awareness programs are good investments of time and expense.If you received a “phishy” email, delete it and report it to your cybersecurity personnelShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedCelebrating 44 Years of Email [Infographic]Who would have guessed email is 44 years old this year? Hard to believe, but it was 1971 when computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sent the first electronic email message. Since then, email has grown to be one of the most used communication tools. My own memories of email date back…In “Internet”7 Infographics About Email and Email MarketingWhen my friend Lee contacted me last week, he asked about an email infographic I had published this year. “Deborah, I remember it was something about how to be more productive with email, but I can’t remember when you posted it. Can you help me out?” I did a quick…In “Email marketing”7 Annoying Features on the Internet [Infographic]Imagine you’re opening your email application for the first time today, and there’s no spam. And there’s no spam folder. In fact, there’s no concept of spam. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Did you know that before 1988, spam was virtually non-existent? Tested in 1978, the first spam message sent by…In “Internet”
My Network for Good colleague Caryn Stein recently wrote this post. It has my all-time favorite headline. For that reason alone, it merits sharing. Enjoy. And thanks, Caryn.In a recent episode of TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (oh yes, we went there), Honey Boo Boo* (real name: Alana) decides the family should create a lemonade stand to raise money for an upcoming beauty pageant. You might be surprised, but this popular pageant princess can actually teach nonprofits a few things about fundraising – no lemons required.Have Personality. Whatever else you might say about Honey Boo Boo, the girl has personality. Let your nonprofit’s unique quality shine through on your website, in your social media outreach and in your fundraising appeals. (Need ideas? Try these 7 Ways to Show Your Nonprofit’s Personality)Be Bold and Colorful. What color did Honey Boo Boo choose for her lemonade stand poster? Neon pink, of course! Follow suit and make your DonateNow buttons big, bold and colorful to stand out and make it easy for your supporters to donate. (Make your DonateNow button more effective with these tips.)Put Good Stuff in It. Honey Boo Boo’s lemonade recipe calls for at least five pounds (!) of sugar in each batch. Yikes. While we’re not advocating a sugar overdose, don’t forget to pay attention to your special recipe when communicating with your donors. (Make your outreach stand out with these 6 Foolproof Tips for Great Nonprofit Content.)Don’t Be Afraid to Make the Ask. Honey Boo Boo’s not shy about asking for what she wants (understatement), and you shouldn’t be either! As we head toward year-end fundraising season, practice making clear and direct calls for your supporters to make a donation. (Learn the Art of the Online Ask.)Be Grateful. At fifty cents a glass, it may take a while for Honey Boo Boo to save up for her next pageant dress, but she knows that giving an enthusiastic thank you to each patron is good business sense. It’s a simple thing, but it matters to your supporters. (Read why thanking donors is so critical – and learn how to do it properly.)*Don’t know Honey Boo Boo? Wikipedia can help.
To do, or not to do, #GivingTuesday…With 12 weeks to go, you are hearing about #GivingTuesday everywhere. In the press, and perhaps on your team, there are advocates and skeptics.And we get it. Year-end is a critical time, and your team has a full plate. So is #GivingTuesday worth it?From where we sit, the answer is simple: Yes!We are unabashed supporters and believers in the #GivingTuesday movement. For most nonprofits the question should not be ‘if’, but ‘how’, to incorporate #GivingTuesday into your December giving season.How does #GivingTuesday work (for your organization)?The genesis of #GivingTuesday is pretty well known. It started with a simple idea – to be a counterpoint to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. From a couple hundred nonprofits in 2012, #GivingTuesday is now an international day of giving around the globe.Think about #GivingTuesday as disaster fundraising in reverse (Tweet this). In a disaster, the tragedy brings people together to rally around those in need by supporting organizations that can make an impact.On #GivingTuesday, the movement rallies people around their desire to do good, to matter in their communities or their world. It’s not an obligation – it’s an opportunity to be part of something that’s big and meaningful and feels great.And just as disaster relief organizations recognize how important it is to raise funds when there is heightened public awareness, all nonprofits can capitalize on the awareness and excitement of #GivingTuesday.It’s all about the strategy, but there’s more than one approach.The big opportunity is to launch December on #GivingTuesday and carry the energy and excitement straight through to New Year’s. Think of it as a chance to throw a virtual giving-season kickoff party for your cause.The good news is that there is not just one “right” strategy.Your #GivingTuesday goals can be about more than dollars raised. Consider a goal focused on recurring givers, new donors, volunteers, in-kind gifts, or even social media followers.#GivingTuesday can be a chance to tell fresh stories, to attract new or younger supporters, to accelerate your social media presence or to diversify your fundraising channels. Beth Kanter shares some creative ideas about experimenting, measuring and learning in this video for #GivingTuesday Summer School.The lessons you take away from #GivingTuesday can impact all of December—and your fundraising into 2015.Ready? Let’s go!We’re here to help with free training, toolkits, expert advice, and of course, great software.Start by downloading our comprehensive Giving Days eBook. It is both a decision making and planning guide, and a week-by-week tactical outline sharing the steps your team can take each week between now and #GivingTuesday to launch a successful campaign.Then every Tuesday, we’ll bring you new resources to get ready for #GivingTuesday.And make sure your software is customized to delight and inspire your donors. We can help with two different fundraising platforms:• DonateNow – an easy-to-use customized online giving page to maximize donor conversion, plus baked-in expertise to help make you a better fundraiser• GiveCorps – a cutting-edge giving platform that offers donors a superior online giving experience, plus crowdfunding and peer-to-peer.Talk to a fundraising consultant today to get expert advice about the software that will best meet your needs.It’s time to plan for your best December ever!More #GivingTuesday resourcesWatch this video interview of Jamie McDonald for #GivingTuesday Summer School, highlighting tips and tactics for making #GivingTuesday work for your organizationAccess the archived presentation of our Top Tips for a Successful #GivingTuesdayRegister with #GivingTuesday NationalDownload These Free Fundraising Guides: Nonprofit Guide to Successful Giving DaysThe Nonprofit Crowdfunding CrazeStorytelling for NonprofitsMake this #GivingTuesday your best yet! Kick off your year-end fundraising with our tools, training and matching funds. It doesn’t matter if your organization has 2 staff members or 200, you can raise money on #GivingTuesday and we can help.Free #GivingTuesday resources are available to all nonprofits through Network for Good’s All TUEgether campaign. Network for Good customers can leverage matching funds for all donations made on December 1, 2015. Plus, customers have access to expert coaching, new donors, and exclusive resources to help plan a stellar #GivingTuesday campaign.Not a Network for Good customer yet? No problem. Sign up for a demo and find out how easy it is to raise money online. Get ready to have your best giving season ever.