Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Feb 2016 – RBC Royal Bank will introduce a new product to the Turks and Caicos market today at the bank from 4 to 5:30pm. You’ve heard and seen the promotions; it is called RBC EZ Pay and not only does it offer prizes and rewards for early sign up of businesses interested in the on the go payment system, but RBC says EZ Pay will make operating from a small to a big business much easier and cashless. The Bank’s executives will take time today to describe the advantages of EZ Pay at the bank. Again, the roll out for the Turks and Caicos Islands of RBC EZ Pay is at 4pm at Raleigh House, Leeward Highway. Related Items:rbc ez pay, royal bank of canada RBC will refinance TCI UK Bail Out loan RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Pay 16 Graduate from Save The Bays International YEA Leadership Training Program
.Electricity and gas connections of a building that housed a chemical warehouse were cut off at city’s Bakshi Bazar area on Saturday noon amid protests by locals, reports UNB.It was part of a drive launched in the aftermath of the 20 February fire at Chawkbazar that has so far claimed 71 lives.In the morning, the taskforce formed by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) to evict chemical warehouses in the Old Dhaka was forced to stop in the face of unrest by locals.DSCC mayor Sayeed Khokon later joined the drive around 2pm and cut off the utility connections.Chawkbazar police said a DSCC team found a chemical warehouse at a residential building on Joynag Road in the morning. Locals started agitation when the team tried to disconnect electricity and gas lines, forcing the taskforce to halt the drive.Representatives of Fire Service and Civil Defence, Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited, Department of Explosives, officer-in-charge of local police station, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, and Dhaka Power Distribution Company were present.
Kolkata: In a reshuffle in the IAS cadre in Bengal, Dr Preeti Goyal has become the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) of North 24-Parganas.An IAS of 2013 batch, Dr Goyal, who is a medical practitioner, was earlier posted as Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) Arambagh. She had fought against illegal sand mining as SDO Arambagh and brought an end to the menace in the area. Dr Goyal had also united a 65-year-old woman with her near and dear ones after five decades, after finding out her native place in Nagaland. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsNitin Singhania of the same batch has become the Joint Secretary in Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). He was earlier posted as SDO Kalna. Abhishek Kumar Tiwary, who was Joint Secretary in CMO, has been made ADM Howrah. Dr Rajat Nanda, who was SDO Serampore, has become ADM Hooghly and Nidhi, who is also of the 2013 batch, has become ADM Nadia. Anshul Gupta has become ADM Murshidabad. He was earlier posted as SDO Uluberia.Tshering Y Bhutia, who was SDO Islampur, has become ADM Jalpaiguri. Manish Mihra is the new SDO Islampur. Raju Mishra, who was Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in Higher Education department, has become SDO Khatra. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedDr Akanksha Bhaskar, OSD of Health and Family Welfare, has become ADO Raghunathpur. Tushar Singhla, OSD of Power department, has become SDO Uluberia.Smrutiranjan Mohanty of 2015 batch has become SDO Rampurhat. He was earlier posted as OSD School Education. Lakshmi B Tanneeru, OSD of the Women and Child Development and Social Welfare department, has become SDO Arambagh.Shevale Abhijit Tukaram has become SDO Kalimpong. Kuhuk Bhushan, who was OSD Finance, has become SDO Haldia. Dhivya L, who was an OSD in Personnel and Administrative Reforms and e-governance department, has become SDO Domkal. Srikanth Palli has been posted as SDO Durgapur.
Kolkata: Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee lashed out at BJP once again on Wednesday, for destroying the social fabric of the country by dividing people on religious lines.While taking part in a road show in Bankura, Banerjee on Wednesday gave a clarion call to oust the saffron party from the Centre. He also urged the people to help Trinamool Congress win in all the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. Banerjee participated in the road show in favour of Trinamool Congress candidates Subrata Mukherjee and Shyamal Santra. Mukherjee is contesting the elections from the Bankura Lok Sabha seat, while Santra is fighting his electoral battle from Bishnupur. Both the candidates submitted their nominations on Wednesday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”GST had horrendous consequences for a section of businessmen in the country. Various small and medium scale businessmen are the ones hit worst by the hasty implementation of GST. They were forced to shut down their businesses. Our party had urged the Centre not to implement the GST in haste, as there is no proper infrastructure ready to cope with the situation,” Banerjee said. He also said that BJP is trying to divide people on the basis of their religion, in order to gain political advantage before the polls. “They are also differentiating between the Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in staterich and the poor. People are being divided on the basis of their caste as well,” Banerjee added. “Do not cast a single vote in favour of BJP, which is doing politics over religion. People must throw them out in a democratic way. Those who seek votes in the name of our jawans have no moral right to come to power,” he said. Braving hot and humid condition, a huge number of people gathered at Bishnupur, where the Trinamool Youth Congress chief took out the road show. Banerjee, an outgoing Trinamool Congress MP from Diamond Harbour, is contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha elections from the same seat.
LinkedIn is an essential tool for recruiters, a network where individuals’ professional qualifications are emphasized and easily searchable. But according to Adeyemi Ajao, the co-founder of Identified, a big data and analytics company focused on professional information, there are two glaring problems: First, not everyone is on LinkedIn, and second, the search options are not nearly specific enough. A candidate search on LinkedIn casts a loose net says Ajao, and often returns a list of bad or sloppy fits.Ajao believes Identified has solved both these issues. Today, the company announced it had created the largest database of job candidates, with one billion professional profiles and an algorithm that applies big data and predictive analytics to match recruiters with relevant, qualified candidates.LinkedIn, currently the largest professional network, has just over 225 million members, making Identified five times larger than Reid Hoffman’s company. So how did the startup get to a billion? Contrary to LinkedIn, Identified is not limited by a user base, where people need to sign-up to make an account and create a profile. Instead, Identified takes public data from nearly any social media site — Facebook, Twitter, GitHub and LinkedIn, among others — and organizes it into a searchable interface.Currently, Identified focuses strictly on professional information, such as the university you attended, your major, GPA, the company where you work, your job title and your location.Privacy concerns?Ajao stresses the site does not collect data that is not publicly available.“It’s the same public information that you find on Google, we just organize it better,” he says.Related: Could LinkedIn’s New Intro App Put Your Private Info in the Wrong Hands?Still, trolling through someone’s social profile on sites like Facebook or Twitter (even if publicly available), may strike people as invasive, or even creepy.While Ajao doesn’t directly address this, he insists Identified’s aim is to make both recruiters and candidates feel comfortable, which is why a recruiter is able to see only a person’s professional background, not his or her name. If a recruiter is interested in someone, Identified sends the potential candidate a message through a publicly available email address or a social network, like Twitter’s direct message feature.Again, this raises questions around privacy: Receiving an anonymous message over Facebook or Twitter may rub people the wrong way. Ajao insists this middle man approach helps, though. “It’s something dating services have been doing for years,” he says. “People want to find each other, but they want to only find the right people and they want to do it in a comfortable way.”Apparently, privacy isn’t too much of a concern for investors. Founded in 2010, Identified has raised $22.5 million in venture capital from the likes of Venture Capital, VantagePoint Capital and Innovation Endeavors. The startup was able to receive the funding after Ajao and co-founder Brendan Wallace pitched the fact that despite LinkedIn and Facebook’s fairly sophisticated search tools, “no one had focused on using data to identify what a person actually does,” Ajao says.For example, if a hospital recruiter is looking for a nurse, searching for one may turn into a major headache, as there currently approximately 560 nurse labels – anything from chief nursing officer to occupational health nurse practitioner — and no algorithm that could quickly and accurately identify a nurse.Identified set out to exploit this weakness.“For the past year and a half we’ve focused on solving this problem at a scale, across the board, for every profession,” Ajao says. “We’ve finally cracked it.”Related: LinkedIn Rolls Out Enhanced Analytics Suite for BusinessesAn important step was hiring Mohammad Sabah, the former head of Facebook’s data team and ex-employee of Netflix, who helped develop the company’s recommendation algorithm. Sabah has been key in helping Identified create a system to pinpoint relevant candidates that fit the recruiter’s specific qualifications.Telling recruiters what they actually want.Ajao finds that Identified is often better at pinpointing the type of candidate a company is looking for than the recruiters themselves. “A lot of times they click more on the recommendations that we send, because we are basing them on different criteria.” One hospital demonstrated interest only in candidates who worked at university facilities. “They didn’t know it,” Ajao says. “When we talked to the head of recruiting, he said ‘no, no that is not really our criteria.’” When Identified began primarily recommending candidates who had experience working at a university hospital however, the recruitment rates skyrocketed.At Netflix, Ajao says, Sabah learned that the gap between what we think we want and what we actually do can be wide. “You will say, ‘I really like romantic comedies, and Matthew McConaughey.’ But we look at the kind of movies you watch all the way through and the kind of movies you stop watching after 10 minutes. You might say that you like romantic comedies, but what you really like is action with a female lead.”Related: The Cold, Hard Facts About Small Business Hiring (Infographic)Thanks to big data, Ajao believes Identified will soon be able to provide a similar algorithm for both recruiters and those seeking employment. You may think you want one position, but in reality, all your signals indicate that you want an entirely different type of job, and Identified will recognize that discrepancy for you.The next step.One strategy Identified has for closing this talent gap is moving beyond just analyzing professional data. Ajao predicts within the next few months the company will begin taking personality traits into account as well. Seemingly random information about a candidate — his or her taste in movies, food and sports teams – could be revealing. For instance, Ajao discovered the best engineers at Identified all cited their favorite book as Enders Game.But would knowing a candidate’s favorite pizza topping is pepperoni really help determine if he or she would be a good fit for a journalist position? This foray into the personal also raises complicated privacy concerns — a profile listing IQ and personality type seems far more invasive than one that justs lists straight professional data.Despite all this, Ajao is convinced that most people will welcome a highly targeted and relevant approach to recruitment. This strategy has been successfully applied to advertisements — think Google and Facebook — but not to hiring. If all goes well, Identified will permanently disrupt the current model. Otherwise, the company may have a rude awakening when people call foul over email messages telling them their love for pepperoni makes them a perfect fit for a job in analytics.Related: How Online Personality Assessments Could Revolutionize Hiring Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read October 28, 2013 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free
Tags: Intrepid Travel TORONTO — Intrepid Travel is challenging shoppers to spend their money on “experiences, not things”, as it unveils its Vacation Vending Machine in Toronto’s busiest shopping mall today.The innovative concept kicks off the company’s $1 deposit campaign, featuring a chance to win trips around the globe. The machine will appear in the Cadillac Fairview Eaton Centre from Jan. 16-19, along with a live DJ, an authentic Thai tuk tuk, and Moroccan poufs and tea.“We’re finding more and more people are wanting to get out and explore the world, and it makes people happier to spend money on experiences rather than things,” says Leigh Barnes, Regional Director of Intrepid Travel for North America. “People want to get out and connect with other people, they want to see the world and they want to have new adventures.”Torontonians will not only be able to lock in their 2018 travel plans for just $1, they’ll also have the chance to win one of 12 Intrepid Travel trips, 60 Urban Adventures day tours, and 2,000 vouchers for $100 off intrepid Travel trips when they visit the vending machine.Barnes says “Most people start the new year with big goals, but it’s super easy to get distracted by the every day things you can spend money on. That’s why we’re trying to make it easy for travellers to do the things that really matter to them this year.”More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winter“At our core, Intrepid Travel is focused on immersive experiences around the globe. Now, we are bringing that immersive experience to Toronto. The reasoning behind our $1 deposit promotion is to allow travellers to secure their next adventure with only $1, and with the vending machine we are taking that $1 and giving people the chance to travel to the world’s most exciting places for free.”“The $1 deposit promotion makes it even easier for travel agents to grab those customers. We are working with agents to help get customers coming through their doors. The $1 deposit really helps get customers into the agency interested in our product and sales on the books.”For more information, visit: intrepidtravel.com/ca. Intrepid’s new vending machine spits out experiences, not things Share Posted by Tuesday, January 16, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group
Tourism Committee chair opposes financial burdens for Michigan outdoor enthusiastsState Rep. Holly Hughes today expressed her frustration with a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission to require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.Hughes, who chairs the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee said people should not be penalized for supporting Michigan’s tourism industry and enjoying the state’s natural resources.“The commission itself stated participation in paddle sports is increasing 7 percent each year in Michigan,” said Hughes, of Montague. “We should be encouraging people to continue that trend, not discouraging the momentum with unnecessary costs.”Though the commission claims the cost would be about $10 annually per watercraft, Hughes and others still have great concerns, especially for those who own many watercraft.“Even at a nominal cost, the fees could add up to hundreds of dollars annually for moms and dads who have kayaks or paddle boards for each member of their family,” she said. “Not to mention the burden on small businesses such as summer camps, rental companies and campgrounds.”Thus far, the commission’s proposal hasn’t gained any momentum, as no legislators have pursued the matter with legislation.### Categories: Hughes News 12Apr Hughes says proposed registration fees for kayaks, canoes will sink
Telefónica is preparing to sell its US$3.6 billion (€2.7 billion) stake in its Czech division, according to Reuters and Bloomberg reports. Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale are assisting Telefonica find a buyer for its 69% holding in Telefonica Czech Republic, said Bloomberg citing three people familiar with the matter.Reuters reported that Czech investment group PP, which recently sold its telecoms arm, was the most likely buyer, citing two unnamed sources.Telefonica, which has close to €50 billion Euros in net debt, is reportedly looking to cut this to under €47 billion by the end of the year, and recently sold its O2 Irish business.