London’s Crossbridge Capital sets up Singapore unit seeking $1bn

first_imgTuesday 16 November 2010 9:15 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healththedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For London’s Crossbridge Capital sets up Singapore unit seeking $1bn whatsapp CROSSBRIDGE Capital, a London wealth manager set up by former Credit Suisse bankers, has joined the chase for Asia’s tycoons and set up a Singapore unit seeking $1bn of new assets, its chief executive said.Chief executive Tarek Khlat said yesterday that Crossbridge hoped to reach the target, a 50 per cent increase in assets under management, within three years through the new business division, which opens today. The plans mark a significant strategic move for the company, part owned by Swiss bank Julius Baer, beyond its established Middle Eastern, London-focused client base.Crossbridge currently manages about $2bn in assets from its London base, with an average account size of $20m. It is seeking 50 new client relationships to hit its target. More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comcenter_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULL Share whatsapplast_img read more

Russia’s Acron sells Canadian potash licence to BHP Billiton

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Retirement hack: cheap dividend stocks could make you a million

first_img Making a million from investing in the stock market is never going to be a quick or easy process. However, buying dividend stocks while they trade on low valuations could be a means of improving your chances of reaching that goal.Dividend shares could offer high total returns – especially compared to other mainstream assets. Since they offer good value at the present time, buying a diverse range of them and allowing compounding to boost your returns could lead to a surprisingly large nest egg in the long run which improves your retirement prospects.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Total return potentialDividend stocks have historically offered impressive returns. A significant proportion of the stock market’s past total returns have been derived from the reinvestment of dividends. Therefore, building a portfolio of dividend shares and reinvesting the payments you receive from them could be a means of obtaining a large retirement nest egg in the long run.Ensuring that you purchase shares which offer a reliable income stream could be a crucial aspect of dividend investing. After all, if there are no dividends paid in some years, there is less of an opportunity for compounding to positively impact on your returns in the long run.As such, focusing your capital on companies that operate in mature industries which offer defensive characteristics could be a sound move. 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Assets such as cash and bonds may continue to offer unfavourable income returns – especially when compared to inflation. As such, dividend stocks could offer capital growth alongside their income returns due to a rise in demand for them.Through purchasing a wide range of companies which operate in a variety of sectors, you may be able to further improve your risk/reward ratio. Having a less concentrated portfolio can reduce company-specific risk, which is the threat of one stock’s poor performance being detrimental to your wider portfolio. Diversifying this risk away could increase your chances of making a million in the long run, and help to improve your financial situation in retirement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Peter Stephens Retirement hack: cheap dividend stocks could make you a million Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Reactions to pope’s resignation

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Archbishop of Canterbury’s message on Pope Benedict’s resignation Posted Feb 11, 2013 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Pierre Whalon’s statement on the pope’s resignation Posted Feb 14, 2013 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Archbishop of Dublin’s statement on pope’s resignation Posted Feb 11, 2013 Archbishop of York’s statement on pope’s resignation Posted Feb 11, 2013 Submit a Press Release Pope Resigns Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Total: 16 Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation at end of month Posted Feb 11, 2013 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Primus of Scotland’s statement on pope’s resignation Posted Feb 11, 2013 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Pierre Whalon’s statement on the pope’s resignation Posted Feb 14, 2013 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT WCC expresses respect for Pope Benedict as he resigns Posted Feb 11, 2013 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Reactions to pope’s resignation Posted Feb 11, 2013 Primus of Scotland’s statement on pope’s resignation Posted Feb 11, 2013 Archbishop of York’s statement on pope’s resignation Posted Feb 11, 2013 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Archbishop of Canterbury’s message on Pope Benedict’s resignation Posted Feb 11, 2013 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Anglican-Roman Catholic relations rest, in part, on pope’s successor Posted Feb 11, 2013By ACNS staff Course Director Jerusalem, Israel NCC commends Pope Benedict for a ‘wise and graceful exit’ Posted Feb 13, 2013 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Archbishop of Dublin’s statement on pope’s resignation Posted Feb 11, 2013 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ NCC commends Pope Benedict for a ‘wise and graceful exit’ Posted Feb 13, 2013 last_img read more

T-Apartment / Soeda and Architects

first_imgPhotographs:   Takumi OtaText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a crowded area where houses, apartments and small factories closed up. It is 7.5meter wide and 22meter depth, faces the street on the east and is surrounded by the neighboring buildings in other side, not good enough for sunlight and perspective. I had to clear these handicaps to provide comfortable living space. Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoWe arranged three wooden volumes to long side of the site, and give them various forms in careful consideration of the sunlight, the visibility of a sky from the rooms, shape of the court, road diagonal and other regulations. The building was plated with silver galvanized steel sheet and the court-yard covered with white gravel to make the light reflections brighter for rooms. The building was plated with silver galvanized steel sheet and the court-yard covered with white gravel to enhance the brightness and natural light entering the first floor apartments. Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaThe two voids between the three volumes separate each unit and clear up noise problem from next rooms. Each room had 4 meter high ceilings and had lofts to once again maximize the living space. Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaGenerally, an apartment is divided into appropriable space and communal space obviously, but We erase the border between the court as an appropriable space and the corridor as a communal space. Our intention is to dispel a stiffness of apartment.Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessCascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction / Miller Hull PartnershipArticlesPleasantville / MANIFESTOArticlesProject locationAddress:Japan, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama, Naka Ward, Nihonodori, 1Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Area:  456 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeSoeda and ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsResidentialNaka WardHousingJapanPublished on May 03, 2011Cite: “T-Apartment / Soeda and Architects” 03 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Apartments CopyApartments•Naka Ward, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2007 T-Apartment / Soeda and ArchitectsSave this projectSaveT-Apartment / Soeda and Architects T-Apartment / Soeda and Architects Architects: Soeda and Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Photographs Japan Save this picture!©  Takumi Ota+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

Statisticians for Society widens criteria to help more charities

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Statisticians for Society widens criteria to help more charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  175 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Royal Statistical Society’s Statisticians for Society initiative has chosen to broaden its criteria temporarily so that it can support more charities. The decision was made in light of the impact of Covid-19 on so many charities.Statisticians for Society links volunteer statisticians to charities to help them gather evidence for grants and fundraising, implementing new services and understanding the effect of Covid-19 on their communities. It recognised that many more charities would not be able to afford the cost of bringing in statistical experts at a time when they needed it most.The group’s income criterion for assisting charities is increasing from £500,000 to £1 million.The National Lottery, which backs the initiative, has given the Royal Statistical Society permission for the temporary increase.Rob Mastrodomenico, who chairs the Statisticians for Society Scoping Committee, said: ‘With so many charities being badly impacted by the pandemic, we hope this widening of our criteria means Statisticians for Society will be able to help more third sector organisations gather the evidence they need to fundraise – and therefore help more communities affected by Covid.’ Tagged with: Charity CRM data pro bono Research / statistics Howard Lake | 26 January 2021 | Newslast_img read more

Sammy’s 40 year musical march

first_imgEmail Previous articleAfter Dark – Laurel Hill Gala Fashion ShowNext articleHeroin addicts move in on city neighbourhood Alan Jacques NewsCommunitySammy’s 40 year musical marchBy Alan Jacques – March 13, 2014 1664 TAGSAlan JacquesLimerick City Brass and Reed BandMusic LimerickSammy BensonSt Patrick’s Day Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sammy Benson moves to his own beat on St Patrick’s DayWHEN you meet the dynamic force behind the Limerick City Brass and Reed Band which celebrates its 40th birthday this year, there’s no doubting why they are still going strong.Fondly known throughout the city as the Sammy Benson Band, the man himself is as enthusiastic about the band today as he was when it formed back in 1974.Celebrating his 80th birthday this May, Sammy is as passionate, energetic and eternally youthful a man as you are ever likely to meet. His love of music and his beloved brass and reed band almost ooze out of him. He’s an inspirational character that simply lights up  when you bring the conversation round to music.When I arrive at Sammy’s Corbally home, he proudly points to the nameplate on the front of the house which reads ‘Artanis’. “That’s Sinatra backwards,” reveals the charismatic bandleader, who has been a fan of Ol’ Blue Eyes since he was eight-years-old.I am immediately struck by the amount of Sinatra and Rat Pack memorabilia among the equally cherished family portraits depicting a lifetime of memories and a dashingly handsome young Sammy Benson. Musical instruments, CDs and sheet music are stacked high as are the many prizes the Limerick City Brass and Reed Band have won over the years.“No matter where we went or what we did, we came away with a prize,” said Sammy proudly.“The closet under the stairs is full of them,” adds Sammy’s wife, Dottie.Sammy’s passion and love of music hasn’t faded over the years and its difficult not to get swept away in his fervour whether he’s talking about the great ‘Chairman of the Board’ or the band he has dedicated so much time, energy, love and money to over the past 40 years. He plays everything from clarinet to saxophone, trumpet and piano, and still plays every day!“I don’t drink or smoke. Music has been there all my life. I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t have music,” he tells me, horrified even at such a notion.You can see why kids who joined his band 30 and 40 years ago have stuck with him and still continue to march their weary old bones down O’Connell Street every St Patrick’s Day. Hence also, why the band once known as the Limerick City Brass and Reed Youth Band, dropped ‘youth’ from its moniker. Loyal to Sammy they certainly are, but spring chickens, alas, many of them, no longer are.This, of course, also says much about the great love and esteem the Sammy Benson Band have for their great leader.One band member I spoke to fondly described Sammy to me as being like “a second dad”. And there’s no doubting that this great love is reciprocated. Sammy beams from ear to ear as he dotingly refers to his band as “all the lads” throughout our interview.The Limerick music man first started the marching band back in 1974 when it was originally known as the Boherbuoy Youth Band. The Sammy Benson Band have since represented Limerick at St Patrick’s Day Parades all round the world taking in everywhere from Dublin to New York, Cincinnati and Geneva over the last four decades.Sammy, who was crowned Limerick City Council’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ in 1988, told the Limerick Post about how his precious band first came to fruition.“I was playing in all the bands in town, my father Paddy Benson’s band especially, all over the country. I was young at the time and I was still a member of the Boherbuoy. There were always boys and girls hanging around outside the band hall. I said to them ‘are ye interested in learning to play?’ ‘If ye are’, said I, ‘I will teach ye but it will have to be every day. Coming once in a blue moon is no good to me.’ So I got the bunch of kids and I taught them all the instruments,” Sammy recalls.“I got the band going anyway and they were getting better. I got them trumpets and trombones and some of the senior members were coming on at this stage. I used to take them out on the street, downtown, up O’Connell Street, all over the place. People used to say ‘Sammy you’ll walk the legs off them’. That was the start of it.”The rest, as they say, is history!Ah boy Sammy!Over the last 40 years, Sammy has shared his love of music with countless young Limerick waifs and strays. Even on occasion bestowing his wonderful gift on kids, who perhaps at the time, didn’t value how much of a lifesaver it was to be.“I had the kids out on Edward Street and I was teaching them to march. Anyway there was these fellas coming down the road, they were tough, and I said ‘where are ye off to?’ They said ‘we’re going down there to meet our pals’. ‘Get in here’ says I. I hunted them into the band hall and I went in and got them instruments.They are still with the band. One of them told me there a few years ago that if I hadn’t hunted them into the hall that night, they would have ended up in trouble, because the pals they were going to meet were all arrested. They were bauld children,” says Sammy with nothing but love and mischief in his voice.The Limerick City Brass and Reed Band has been a labour of love for the well-known city pensioner. With no funding from anyone down the years, Sammy has also continually, and selflessly, dipped his hand into his own pockets to pay for uniforms and instruments for his band.“If I got a couple of quid now, I’d buy an instrument and if I had new people coming in I’d go to the shops and see what I could get. It’s all I’ve ever done all my life. Every penny my brothers Christy, Paddy, Eddie and myself had, we gave to the band.“For the last couple of years it has all come out of my pocket but it won’t be coming out of my pocket for much longer because I haven’t worked for two years,” he says laughing.There can be no doubting the huge wealth of happy memories the brass band has brought Sammy through the years. But the sad memory of the fire which destroyed the band’s hall in Caledonian Park is as cutting for him today as it was that awful night over a decade ago.“I remember I got a phone call around 10 o’clock at night to say the band hall was on fire. A couple of thugs had set it alight. The instruments and everything were beyond repair. It was heartbreaking.”The show must go on of course and Sammy, being the showman that he is, picked up the pieces and was given the use of a hall on Parnell Street, which is owned by the Dominican Church.When asked what he puts the band’s longevity and success down to, Sammy instantly replies, “It all comes down to hard work. You have to practice.”“I never let the band down. I’d practice them every night now if I could”.With 40th anniversary celebrations planned for 2014, this St Patrick’s Day Parade will be a significant milestone for Sammy Benson and the Limerick City Brass and Reed Band. And as always the familiar calls of ‘ah boy Sammy’ will go up over the length and breadth of the city as he leads his band down O’Connell Street on March 17.“A piece the band love playing is that Hawaii 5-0 theme tune. As a matter of fact, if I was walking up Parnell Street and there was fellas coming down they’d start humming it at me. Everyone knows me alright and St Patrick’s Day will be a special day out this year. I won’t be telling the lads of its significance though until afterwards,” he says.Before I reluctantly depart Sammy’s company, I can’t resist asking him some more about his admiration for Frank Sinatra.“Oh, Frank is my man!  I’ve seen him perform dozens of times in London, America, all over the place. I met him in London too. There was a crowd gathering and I asked a fella ‘what’s going on here?’ He said to me that ‘Sinatra will be arriving in three minutes’. I was standing there and he came up to the door and I shouted ‘turn around this way will you Frank?’ He turned his head and I said ‘my house is called Artanis’ and he laughed because he got it,” enthuses an awestruck Sammy.After taking my leave, a wonderful thought quickly springs to mind. “Why name a local landmark after JFK? Sammy Benson, a Limerick man in his own lifetime, is more than worthy of such accolades.”To borrow from the great King of the Crooners; over the last 40 years Sammy did what he had to do and saw it through without exemption. He did it his way!Ah boy Sammy!!! Facebook FOR 40 years the Limerick City Brass and Reed Band have played an integral role in the city’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Alan Jacques caught up with the band’s charismatic leader Sammy Benson and marched to the beat of his drum. 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Clear Skye Records Strong First Year With Rapidly Emerging Identity Governance Sales, Notable Customer…

first_img Facebook Clear Skye Records Strong First Year With Rapidly Emerging Identity Governance Sales, Notable Customer Wins Globally and Significant Headcount Growth in 2020 Twitter Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Facebook Previous articleHyperquake’s Neuropulse Program™ Measures Brain Response to Help Companies Connect With AudiencesNext articleAmphibious Aircraft Market to Grow by $ 40.78 mn in 2021, Aero Adventure LLC and American Champion Aircraft Corp. Emerge as Key Contributors to Growth | Industry Analysis, Market Trends, Market Growth, Opportunities and Forecast | Technavio Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Clear Skye ® Inc., the “Better Way to IGA” identity company, today announced a significant first year out of stealth mode in 2020, which saw revenue growth of nearly 300 percent in a market growing at 10 percent. Its customer base expanded beyond North America into Europe and Asia Pac, and the company saw a 100-percent renewal rate. Clear Skye also doubled enablement partners around the world in 2020, increased its workforce by 500 percent, and delivered improved outcomes through three product releases. “2020 was our first year out of stealth mode and our debut of ‘A Better Way to IGA,’ and the results have been very gratifying,” said John Milburn, Clear Skye CEO. “Based on our success in 2020, and thanks to the investors, customers, and partners who have been part of our journey, we see 2021 being an even bigger year. This year we will add even more unique capabilities that better align organizations’ IGA programs with their other critical business functions to reduce typical headwinds in areas such as application onboarding.” In 2020 Clear Skye made significant investments in its product to simplify security and compliance. As a result, last year it released three updates to the Clear Skye IGA solution, with a focus on key improvements to performance, visibility and flexibility. This was enabled during the first part of the year when the company closed a $4.95 million Series A round of funding led by Toba Capital, with round participants including Inner Loop Capital and existing investor ServiceNow Ventures. With successful Identity Governance as much process as it is technology, having the right partner expertise is critical. Last year, Clear Skye launched “Elevate,” a global partner program for leading Identity and Access Management (IAM) system integrators and consulting services firms, and as a result recruited and trained more than 20 of the best identity-skilled advisory partners in the world. According to Mads Myrvoll, Head of Service Management Consulting at Clear Skye partner Sopra Steria, “Clear Skye has quickly become a strategic partner to Sopra Steria because it allows us to unite our ServiceNow and Identity and Access Management practices. The Clear Skye solution enables us to deliver tremendous value to our customers because it is more than IGA. It facilitates an enterprise-wide risk management system.” Clear Skye was also honored for its work modernizing the IGA space with significant industry recognition and validation. Key industry analysts included Clear Skye in their IGA publications, including reports such as KuppingerCole IGA on ServiceNow Report, Gartner’s Market Guide for Identity Governance and Administration (paid subscriber link), and the 451 Research Coverage Report. 2020 was also the first year Clear Skye was included in the Gartner Peer Insight program, where it currently has a five-star rating. According to one customer, “Clear Skye is an innovative company focused on ensuring their product delivers on the commitment and value promised.” Clear Skye also participated in a technical product review with eWEEK, where its solution performed significantly well, and its extensive reporting and automation reducing operational overhead were highlighted as differentiated in its industry. Clear Skye’s industry traction, vision and leadership were also recognized in 2020 with multiple industry awards. During the year, CRN named Clear Skye to its 2020 Emerging Vendors list, honoring new, rising technology suppliers that exhibit great promise in shaping the future success of the channel with their dedication to innovation. Its Clear Skye IGA™ solution was also selected as a finalist in the Innovative Product of the Year award category of the 2020 American Cyber Awards program, established to shine a spotlight on the most innovative and successful people, teams and products in cybersecurity. In addition, TMC named the Clear Skye IGA solution as a 2020 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award winner and a 2020 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner, both awards being presented by Cloud Computing Magazine and recognizing products that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market. Finally, Clear Skye earned Most Innovative Company of the Year honors in the 10 th annual Best in Biz Awards Program, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Clear Skye is executing on its bold vision of simplifying security by delivering a cost-effective solution for today’s Identity Governance challenges. Clear Skye Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) is the only IGA solution built natively on the ServiceNow Now Platform, and as a result uniquely removes friction from business processes related to governing application access. Organizations can greatly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of IGA programs while leveraging and extending their investment in the ServiceNow Now Platform. Clear Skye IGA delivers the critical IGA capabilities of Identity Lifecycle Management, Access Review, Access Certification, and Audit-Focused Analytics without the overhead of standing up another new software silo requiring integration. While legacy IGA technologies require the addition of another complicated silo to be managed, Clear Skye IGA integrates simply as an additional business process automated by the Now Platform. By providing Provisioning, Access Request, Access Review and Analytics on the Now Platform, Clear Skye customers gain significant efficiencies in the way their IGA programs operate. Additionally, Clear Skye IGA leverages the benefits delivered by other solutions on the Now Platform, such as Configuration Management Database (CMDB); Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC); and Security Operations. About Clear Skye Clear Skye, an Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) software company, reimagines enterprise identity access and risk management software to make the complicated problem of identity governance easier to manage. Built on ServiceNow’s Now Platform, Clear Skye IGA removes the need for a standalone IGA solution in favor of leveraging an existing platform. The Emeryville, Calif.-headquartered company serves customers across a broad set of vertical markets by providing identity lifecycle management and governance solutions. Founded in 2016, the company is venture backed. For more information, see, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Clear Skye and Clear Skye IGA are registered trademarks of Clear Skye, Inc. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. View source version on CONTACT: Dan Spalding [email protected] (408) 960-9297 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INTERNET SECURITY DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Clear Skye, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 08:17 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 08:17 AM read more

US special envoy to visit Donegal

first_img Pinterest US special envoy to visit Donegal It’s emerged that the new US Special Envoy to the north is to visit Donegal. Declan Kelly was one of the keynote speakers at this week’s British Irish Interparliamentary Asembley meeting in Cavan which was co-chaired by Donegal North East Deputy Niall Blaney.Deputy Blaney says Mr Kelly has agreed to come to Donegal to discuss a number of issues, but also to tel politicians and business leaders that a more positive attitude towards business would attract more US investment.Deputy Blaney says Declan Kelly is showing a very genuine interest in the border counties as well as Northern Ireland. By News Highland – February 24, 2010 Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleColm Murphy acquitted by the Special Criminal CourtNext articleThree men arrested in Donegal, charged with IRA membership News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

HIQA to review acute hospitals as concern grows over bacterial resistance

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic HIQA statement in full – Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Twitter The full document, Guide to the Health Information and Quality Authority’s review of antimicrobial stewardship in public acute hospitals, can be found here: Homepage BannerNews HIQA’s Inspector Manager of Healthcare Regulation, Sean Egan said; “Antimicrobial resistance poses a huge current and future challenge for health services globally. The ongoing discovery of new antibiotics has failed to keep pace with the emergence of antibiotic resistance. While there are a number of global initiatives underway to try to address this mismatch, in the short term it is unlikely that new antibiotics aimed at treating Gram-negative infection in particular will become available. Consequently, as a society we need to ensure that all possible measures are in place to preserve the utility of antibiotics that remain effective in treating such infection.” Facebook “Antimicrobial stewardship helps to combat resistance by ensuring the effectiveness of antimicrobial agents is preserved for as long as possible through careful and expert usage. All public acute hospitals are expected to have effective antimicrobial stewardship programmes in place. In short, these programmes intend to ensure that every patient receives the right antimicrobial therapy, at the right dose, route and duration, for the right infection type at the right time.” HIQA to review acute hospitals as concern grows over bacterial resistance Since June of this year, HIQA’s hospital inspection programme, in line with monitoring compliance against the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, has focused specifically on antimicrobial stewardship. This national assurance review intends to recognise and share learning where good practice exists, and identify potential scope for improvement where possible, in the interest of improving high performance in all public acute hospitals. HIQA’s guidelines outline the necessary governance structures, essential staffing requirements and recommended interventions required to implement antimicrobial stewardship effectively. Twitter The Health Information and Quality Authority has begun a national quality assurance review of antimicrobial stewardship.The review, which involves all acute hospitals, follows the announcement from China last week that a newly discovered gene has made some infectious bacteria resistant to the last line of currently available antibiotics.HIQA spokesperson Sean Egan says antimicrobial resistance poses a significent challenge for health services, and all possible measures must be put in place to ensure antibiotics remain effective……….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) are conducting a national quality assurance review across all public acute hospitals in relation to antimicrobial stewardship. The announcement from China that a newly discovered gene has made infectious Gram-negative bacteria resistant to the last line of currently available antibiotics has brought into sharp focus the importance of vigilance when it comes to the proper usage of antimicrobials. By admin – November 24, 2015 Sean Egan continued; “In a time of ever increasing global travel, the risk of the spread of resistant bacteria is heightened. It is critically important that all hospitals have appropriate defences in place to both mitigate the risk of transmission of multidrug resistant bacteria, and prevent their emergence through optimal usage of antimicrobials.” Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleCPI building may provide a temporary home for Castlefinn Health CentreNext articleNurses to strike over ED overcrowding and working conditions admin News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more