Barclays launches new fintech centre in London

first_img Estateably expands to Alberta This opening marks the culmination of Barclays’ latest efforts through Rise, its global platform focused on engaging fintech firms to come up with new solutions as the financial services sector grapples with the disruptive potential of new technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. “Fintech startups are at the front of the technology wave that is changing our industry,” says Jes Staley, group CEO of Barclays, in a statement. “Through Rise, we glean important insights; we can actively experiment with emerging technologies, and we can spot early trends and new markets as they form.” Apart from playing matchmaker to fintech and financial services firms, Rise London plans to hold a series of monthly workshops, hackathons and networking events. So far, some 70 deals have been brokered between Barclays and fintech firms through the Rise platform. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national London, U.K.-based Barclays Capital PLC is vying to be at the forefront of financial technology (fintech) research and development with the launch of a new co-working space for fintech in London. The site, Rise London, which officially opened its doors Tuesday, aims to bring together more than 40 fintech and venture capital firms under one roof. Beatrice Paez center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Fintech Mogo to acquire investing app Related newslast_img read more

Girl From the North Country Broadway Cast Album Will Be Released This Spring

first_img Tom Nelis from $49.00 View Comments Matt McGrath Star Files Girl From the North Country, the Broadway musical that reimagines the songs of Bob Dylan, will be preserved with an original cast recording by Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The album, which was recorded on March 9 ahead of the Broadway shutdown, will be released in digital and streaming formats this spring. Preorder and release date information will be available soon.Girl From the North Country tells the story of a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Duluth, Minnesota in 1934. It opened at the Belasco Theatre on March 5. The cast includes Mare Winningham, Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Jennifer Blood, Law Terrell Dunford, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Colton Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton and Chelsea Lee Williams.The cast album is produced by Girl From the North Country’s musical coordinator Dean Sharenow, music supervisor Simon Hale and playwright and director Conor McPherson with executive producers Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons of Runaway Entertainment.Watch the album teaser below. Related Shows Todd Almond Marc Kudisch Kimber Elayne Sprawl Girl From the North Countrycenter_img Luba Mason Mare Winningham Todd Almond and the cast of “Girl From the North Country” on Broadway(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Colton Ryan Jeannette Bayardelle View All (12) Jay O. Sanders Austin Scott Caitlin Houlahanlast_img read more

Chanderpaul signs new one-year deal with Lancashire

first_imgGuyanese and West Indies batting legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul is to return to English county cricket club Lancashire for the 2018 season after agreeing to a new one-year deal.The 42-year-old batsman played a crucial role for the club in the team’s second-place finish in the Specsavers County Championship in the last season.76th first-class centuryDuring that season, Chanderpaul hit 819 runs at an average of more than 50, and notched his 76th first-class century as he reached three centuries against Surrey, Yorkshire and Warwickshire.  Chanderpaul, who signed as a Kolpak player, expressed delight at continuing a storied career.Excited to return“I’m very excited to return to Lancashire for the 2018 season having thoroughly enjoyed last year’s campaign,” said Chanderpaul, who played 164 Tests for the West Indies, amassing a total of 11,867 runs.He said, “The club is extremely ambitious and there is a group of hugely talented young cricketers in the squad.“I’ve really enjoyed playing my part both on the field scoring as many runs as possible, but also as a mentor to some of our younger players. I am eagerly anticipating the upcoming season.”For recent article on West Indies cricket, visit the link: West Indies cricketer hailed for generositylast_img read more

Wolves offer for young defender reiterated, interest present, could be training…

first_imgThe Norwegian media don’t really ‘do’ transfer rumours, which brings a feeling of reliability, and Varden newspaper had found out the unnamed Championship team said to have made an offer for Kitolano was Wolves.Plenty of scouting had been going on, and Kitolano looked like he’d been recommended by Gary Goodchild who had recently been appointed the club’s scout for Scandinavia.Wednesday’s edition of the same newspaper has good news and bad news for any Wolves interest. The offer is backed up again, and it’s stated Wolves remain keen to sign the player, but Varden say Kitolano wants to stay where he is and sign a renewal.The 18 year old is quoted as saying: “We have a good dialogue with Odd. I expect it to be done soon. I do not want to move anywhere. I want to be in Odd.”Until pen is put to paper, those are hollow words. Kitolano’s contract expires in December (different from June expiry dates in much of Europe because of the Norwegian weather-encouraged football calendar) and Varden say if he doesn’t renew then Odd would only be entitled to 2.5m Norwegian Krone in training compensation.That works out to be around £220k, but when players move outside their own FA, different rules are often in place.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題Undo In early May we covered claims from Norway of Wolves interest in Odd’s John Kitolano.last_img read more

ONE Esports adds Secretlab as Esports World Championship Series partner

first_imgGaming chair company Secretlab has announced a partnership with ONE Esports, the esports venture of sports media company ONE Championship.The partnership will see Secretlab act as the official chair partner of the upcoming Esports World Championship Series.Image credit: SecretlabRELATED: T1 finds official chair partner in SecretlabCarlos Alimurung, CEO of ONE Esports had this to say regarding the partnership: “We are proud to be working with Secretlab, who like ONE Esports started in Singapore and risen to become a global leader. Secretlab’s partnerships with the world’s most prestigious esports tournaments, as well as their roster of the top international teams are a testament to their products and brand. This makes them a great partner for ONE Esports, whose mission is to celebrate and share the stories of the world’s best esports athletes.”Announced in November 2018, the Singapore-based sports media property announced its entrance into esports by partnering with Japanese advertising agency Dentsu Inc, planning to invest $50 million (£38 million) into the project.RELATED: Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and ONE Championship to enter esportsThe debut event hosted by ONE Esports will take place with the ONE Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational taking place from December 20th-22nd. The event will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium where 12 teams will compete for the lion’s share of $500,000 (£380,164) in prize money.Ian Alexander Ang, CEO & Co-founder of Secretlab added: “ONE today is the largest global sports media property in Asian history and is revered for their large-scale sporting events, production and content—as well as bringing up sporting heroes. With esports booming today, we want to support their efforts to orchestrate the growth of esports and gaming in Asia to millions of fans worldwide. Just like for their sporting athletes, ONE only wants to provide the best environment for their esports athletes to perform at their best, which requires them to use the best equipment possible.”Secretlab is also partnered with Meltdown, Astralis, Riot Games’ LCS and global events, T1, Cloud9, Team Secret, PGL, Newbee, and OGN.Esports Insider says: This deal isn’t anything new, we see plenty of gaming chair collaborations in all corners of the industry. Nonetheless, the partnership with Secretlab could be the catalyst for more peripheral companies to take a seat at the ONE Esports table in the future.Follow ESI on Instagramlast_img read more

Key talking points from Scotland’s draw with Slovenia

first_imgThe wait goes on. Scotland went into the final qualifier knowing exactly what was required and with the momentum of a five-match unbeaten run behind them. The highs of beating Slovakia, going toe to toe with England and rescuing a campaign that looked dead and buried a year ago all count for little in the end. Once again, Scotland fans will be watching on as world football enjoys its party and with 20 years having passed since we last competed on the biggest stage our absence will hardly be noted. Filibustering his way through TV interviews, insisting it wasn’t the time to talk about his role and then diverting the conversation with frankly bizarre comments on genetics, it was clear the question on everyone’s lips was the one he had no intention of answering.Regardless of the 60-year old’s feelings on the matter, his contract was extended to cover the World Cup 2018 campaign and a decision will have to be taken one way or the other. It might come from the manager himself, if he feels he doesn’t want to continue, or the Scottish FA may have to make the call having already given him their backing throughout two failed qualification campaigns.Usually, the parting of the ways comes after a slide and a succession of blows but recent history showed a manager who had found the right formula. Leigh Griffiths and Darren Fletcher were quick to offer their backing after the final whistle on Sunday. Scottish FA chairman Alan McRae has previously said that he wants the same man picking the team through to 2020.Strachan and the Hampden decision-makers have to, separately or together, weigh the overall upward curve of performances recently with the failure to achieve the ultimate target… twice. That’ll require some honest assessment of results and performances starting with the problems against Slovenia.Equaliser: Slovenia’s goal changed everything. SNS GroupThe winning formula that led to qualification hopes rising from the ashes was largely built around a Celtic core and the realisation that Leigh Griffiths was the nation’s best striker.Being deprived of Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong ahead of the decisive double-header was a cruel blow that forced a rethink from Strachan. Callum McGregor’s eventual call-up had many expecting him to bring the dynamism from his Celtic performances into the national team but the manager’s preference for his tried and tested meant this always seemed like a stretch.A re-worked midfield got the job done against Slovakia but the quick turnaround for the decisive game in Slovenia meant a new plan was required and the starting line-up raised plenty of questions. In-form James Forrest was dropped, Chris Martin and Leigh Griffiths both started in attack and James McArthur was drafted into midfield. The 4-2-3-1 that had been the model for previous success was set aside in favour of a 4-4-2 to match up against the opposition.It started well with Griffiths’ clinical finish putting Scotland 45 minutes away from the play-offs. After the break it all fell apart. Slovenia took charge of midfield and change was needed.Strachan had talked about the players’ ability to solve problems for themselves against Slovakia but it was clear that action from the dugout was needed. Anya was lined up to replace Martin in a move intended to shore things up and provide pace on the counter while Scotland protected their lead.Before Anya took the field the lead was gone but instead of a quick reactive rethink, the change went ahead anyway. Slovenia went ahead but no further change was made until there were just 11 minutes left on the clock when Robert Snodgrass and Steven Fletcher were introduced in what looked like a last throw of the dice. McGregor and John McGinn, energetic midfielders that every fan on social media seemed keen to see introduced, remained as spectators.Snodgrass’ equaliser and a late chance for Darren Fletcher meant Strachan could talk about how close the side came and presumably feel vindicated but many felt that hesitation and the wrong choices were the team’s undoing in the end.Retiral: Fletcher may have played his last game. SNS GroupWhether Strachan continues or a new face takes charge, the team will change again when Scotland return to competitive action next year. The general look of the side has already evolved through the last campaign but several players could call time on their international careers. Scott Brown has already retired once and is unlikely to be leading the team into Euro 2020. Darren Fletcher has already said he will be considering his next move. Christophe Berra, Robert Snodgrass, Steven Fletcher and James Morrison are already the wrong side of 30 and can’t be part of long-term forward planning.A new crop could be set to further their claims for a regular spot. McGinn and McGregor are on the rise, Liam Cooper could vie for a central defensive spot and the likes of Ryan Fraser and Tom Cairney could add to their caps.Darren Fletcher was confident in his assertion that Scotland’s major finals exile will end in 2020 but the team that ends the wait may not resemble last night’s too closely. As thoughts turn from This Time to Next Time the personnel on the park will be just as important as the face in the dugout. There will be arguments about what cost Scotland a play-off place. Some will say it was the home draw with Lithuania and some will argue the last-gasp equaliser conceded to England was the most damaging blow. Having held the lead at half-time in Ljubljana and failed to see it out was reason enough to miss out on the play-offs. In an all or nothing game the players may have given their all but left without the prize the nation was willing them to take.Decision: Strachan’s contract is ending. SNS GroupIn the raw aftermath on Sunday evening, Gordon Strachan was in no mood to discuss his future. last_img read more

Donegal delights to feature in new global tourism campaign

first_imgSome of Donegal’s most popular locations are set to be celebrated in a major new advertising campaign for Ireland.Tourism Ireland has kicked off filming at various locations in the county for a new campaign that will be broadcast to potential visitors worldwide.The advertising drive will comprise TV, cinema and online ads and will reach millions of potential visitors around the world. This is Tourism Ireland’s first major campaign in seven years; its ‘Jump Into Ireland’ campaign was developed in 2011 and has played its part in delivering seven years of consecutive growth in overseas tourism.The campaign will feature lesser-known locations and attractions, such as Sliabh Liag and Fanad Lighthouse on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, Westport House and Connemara National Park.Patrik Gyllström, director; Brian Twomey, Tourism Ireland; and Daniel Takacs, director of photography, during the shoot at Fanad Lighthouse for Tourism Ireland’s new global ad campaign.Mark Henry, Tourism Ireland’s Central Marketing Director said: “The new campaign presents Tourism Ireland with a great opportunity to drive continued growth to the regions next year and to encourage visitors to travel off-peak. For that reason, we are filming this new campaign in October and featuring locations that are less well-known amongst overseas visitors.“Today’s tourists are more active than ever and so we will also be highlighting plenty of outdoor activities such as cycling, walking and kayaking. We are confident that our new campaign will set the island of Ireland apart from our competitor destinations and help deliver another record year for overseas tourism in 2019.” This is phase one of the shoot, which takes place over eight days.Additional content will be filmed throughout 2019 and will include locations in Ireland’s Ancient East, Northern Ireland and Dublin to complement this initial campaign – to ensure coverage of lots of additional locations and activities.Donegal delights to feature in new global tourism campaign was last modified: October 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ad campaigndonegal tourismfanad lighthouseTourism Irelandlast_img read more

How Much English Majors Earn After Coding Bootcamps

first_imgLeveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.Silicon Valley is racing ahead with its own alternative to college and new research from bootcamp review site Course Report suggests that graduates are out-earning some of their diploma-wielding peers. Nicknamed “coding bootcamps,” these offerings have become a cottage industry of fast-track private vocational schools for graduates looking to enter the competitive tech industry as software engineers, data scientists, and other in-demand jobs. See also: Google Designs Low-Cost Online Degree On How To Build StartupsMany graduates hold college majors notorious for slim earnings potential (like English Majors,) and are now fully-employed in the tech industry making a lot more money. English Majors earn $33,000 more after graduation (Engineering Majors earn $3,000 more, by reference). Many have no prior coding experience at all to attending the intensive programs, which average 10 weeks long and cost about $9,000 (though, they can last much longer and cost twice as much).For a few years, there wasn’t much data on whether these schools could reliably place graduates at top-tier tech companies, or with some high-paying job in the field. For the second year in a row, Course Report finds that graduates snag a much higher salary ($18,000 on average) and have better prospects for full-time employment (from 53% to 63%). Course Reports should be taken with caution: These aren’t your average students. They tend to be a motivated, self-selected group of students who want to change careers, hoping additional schooling will help them break into a competitive field with high-earning potential. The report looks like a good sign that even colleges have been slow to adopt programs that actually get most of their students a job in their field of study, Silicon Valley can create its own solution.For more stories like this, subscribe to the Ferenstein Wire newsletter here. Lead photo courtesy of Shutterstock gregory ferenstein Related Posts These Mistakes Can Derail a Legacy Software Con…center_img Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W… Tags:#Coding Bootcamps#coding education#education#programming jobs How AI is Learning to Play with Wordslast_img read more

World Cup: Shami credits Shoaib Akhtar for improvement in bowling

first_imgShoaib Akhtar had advised Mohammed Shami to shorten his run-up to garner more speedCrediting Shoaib Akhtar for bringing back rhythm in his bowling, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has said the former Pakistan speedster advised him to shorten his run-up, which has helped him increase his pace.”The recent change in run-up has surely increased my pace. So I am continuing with it and hoping that it pays rich dividends. I did have a chat with Shoaib (Akhtar) bhai and he suggested that I should reduce my big strides. So shortened my stride and it has worked. It (the new run-up) is smooth and comfortable and it has also increased my pace,” Shami said during the post-match chat.Shami, who returned to action against West Indies after missing a game due to a niggle, bagged three wickets at the WACA to help table-toppers India register their fourth straight win and book a quarterfinal berth from pool B.With the Men in Blue now in New Zealand for their final two games of the league, Shami is keen to carry on the good work without making any more changes to his action.”I don’t want to change much in my action. And most of the ex-players have advised me against making any major changes to my action. It is always a double edged sword, to change one’s action. It can work for you or go against you. I don’t want go through this confusion and I am satisfied with the little change that I have made to my run-up, said the Bengal medium-pacer.advertisement”I do not want to make much changes to my action or strategy in New Zealand as well. Very happy with how things have panned out and will just focus on my line and length and would like to continue my good work,” he added.Shami, who is India’s leading wicket taker in the World Cup so far with nine scalps in three games, said that after playing on different pitches around the world he loved the Perth experience.”I have enjoyed bowling in Perth because I was getting the bounce and carry. Wherever I have gone, I have found flat wickets. I had heard a lot about Australian wickets, but did not see them in the Test matches but now I see that in Perth, said the 24-year-old bowler.On Friday, Shami also got the all-important wicket of Chris Gayle, result of a well thought-out plan that turned things around for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side.”Our fine leg was being wasted, so after having a chat with Mahi bhai, we shifted the fine leg to away. We were trying to use the swing and the bounce of the wicket. We capitalised on both the options and it worked,” he said.”When we started off there was swing and bounce so we kept that in mind and executed our plans accordingly. We focussed on line and length and also use the available swing in the wicket,” he added.last_img read more

Building Partnerships

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 1, 2011June 20, 2017By: Ifeyinwa Egwaoje Madu, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Ifeyinwa Egwaoje Madu, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.Building valuable partnerships with businesses that want to create social value can help you achieve your goal as a social entrepreneur. Although funds are not directly linked to the mission of a non-profit organization, they contribute a great deal to its achievement. Based on this premise, the Birthing Project USA partnered with Corner Muse coffee shop to produce and sell organic coffee. This business venture is a means of promoting the consumption of organic coffee in New Orleans as well as generating funds for the organization. This is an eye opener for me, that I can partner with local businesses in Nigeria, to create awareness about my project and generate funds as well.Right after we launched the Birthing Project organic coffee partnership in December, we received a visitor, Claire Bangser, coordinator of the Young Champions Program in Ashoka. Her visit was perfectly timed as it gave me the opportunity to discuss with her in a relaxed environment, my hopes, ideas, and concerns for the future as an Ashoka Young Champion.Claires’s departure saw me going down to Tupelo Mississippi to help organize our community baby shower. The essence of this free baby shower was to help our ‘Little Sisters’ develop their parenting skills and get free baby items for their babies to reduce the financial burdens that they bear. The baby shower was a huge success and helping these girls achieve healthier behaviors as parents is really fulfilling for me.Christmas holiday was a good time for me to unwind and take my mind off business as a social entrepreneur. I seized the opportunity to visit family in Chicago and spend time with them. Even though I was celebrating Christmas several miles away from my home and my children, being around my husband’s relatives was comforting.Share this:last_img read more