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

CU-Boulder Celebrates Black Awareness Month In February

first_imgEditors: A complete schedule of events is attached. The University of Colorado at Boulder will offer a variety of events in February in honor of Black Awareness Month. Event organizers hope to provide students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members with an enriching experience. “The African Diaspora consists of very diverse people, rich in culture and heritage,” said student organizer Amauri DaRocha. “The events planned for Black Awareness Month will explore that culture and heritage through poetry, music, folktales, lectures, workshops and a variety of other mediums. We hope these events will help people deepen their understanding of what black culture means to them.” Highlights include:ß A special presentation of “Ego Trippin’,” an imaginative, and unique production combining elements of poetry, music, spoken word and audience participation to explore the black aesthetic. Headlining the performance will be world-renowned literary figure Amiri Baraka, on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom.ß An evening with Professor Derrick Bell: A compelling voice on issues of race and class in American society, Bell will discuss the progression of law over the past 50 years on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.ß A weekly film series will be held on Thursdays through March 1 from noon to 2 p.m. in the University Memorial Center, room 305.ß Health and Body Politics presented by the Punany Poets: The Punany Poets dare to speak the unspeakable, shocking audiences across the world with their interpretation of American sexual values in “Health and Body Politics,” a poetic play about sex and survival. Writer Jessica Holter challenges the tradition of Black History Month with a music, poetry and dance production about the truths and distortions of black sexuality. The event is strictly for a mature audience and will be held on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at Macky Auditorium.ß African and African American Folktales: Lois Burrell will present African folk tales, old Negro folk tales, slave stories and poems. Crude, simple musical instruments from Africa will be incorporated into the program on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Stearns Central, located in the Williams Village housing complex on the corner of 30th Street and Baseline Road.ß Soul Food Fest, Feb. 28, 4:45 to 7 p.m., at Sewell Hall. For information on tickets call 303-492-3356. Black Awareness Month calendars are available at the University Memorial Center information desk, the Black Student Alliance office and the Cultural Unity Center. Black Awareness Month activities are coordinated by the Black Student Alliance and the Black Faculty/Staff Association. For more information contact coordinators Valerie Embry at (303) 492-3842 or Amauri DaRocha at (303) 492-3154.CU-BOULDER BLACK AWARENESS MONTH ACTIVITIESFEBRUARY 2001The Strange Demise of Jim Crow: Feb. 8 at noon, UMC 305Ego Trippin’: Feb. 8 at 7 p.m., UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom.Black History Exhibit: Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Norlin Library Special Collections, room N345.Sister to Sister & Brother to Brother: Feb. 12 at 6 p.m., Sisters are in UMC room 305 and Brothers are in the UMC room 217.Black Student Alliance meeting: Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m., UMC room 305.Health and Body Politics: Feb. 14 at 8 p.m., Macky Auditorium. Call (303) 492-6161 for ticket information.The Road to Brown: Feb. 15 at noon, UMC room 305.An Evening with Professor Derrick Bell: Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., Glenn Miller Ballroom.African Dance Seminar: Feb. 17 at 11 a.m., UMC room 305.Your History is Black History: Feb. 19 at 3 p.m., UMC room 305.Black Voices: A Forum for Change: Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., UMC room 305.Black Student Alliance meeting: Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m., UMC room 305.Freedom on My Mind (part 1): Feb. 22 at noon, UMC room 305Star Power: Feb. 26 at 5 p.m., UMC room 305.African and African American Tales: Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., Stearns Central 178, located in the Williams Village complex on the corner of 30th Street and Baseline Road.Soul Food Festival: Feb. 28 at 4:45 p.m., Sewell Hall.Freedom on My Mind (part 2): March 1 at noon, UMC room 305. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 6, 2001 last_img read more

We are the superpowers

first_imgWhat does being superpower means? A nation which is powerful enough to dominate or to burn any other nation, snatching their freedom. A nation which is facing a lot of development by burning its own resources. Isn’t it true? It’s difficult to understand what does being superpower signifies but present era defines a powerful nation something like this. Recently Hiroshima and Nagasaki day passed, the whole world is showing sympathy towards this tragedy, but all this seems ironical, as most of the nation is in a zeal to repeat the same tragedy. Not only we are harming other countries, but also dumping resources of our own country in a curtain of development.We created boundaries-Unsatisfaction is well known human nature. What we got from nature we divided, but still trying to snatch others’ resources. We created boundaries to segregate but our monster of unsatisfaction and single night development making us rage war against others.Burning ourselvesIt’s not only that building nuclear power will create a nation but before that, there is a monster of pollution which would engulf us. Carbon emissions are increasing at such a high rate that our survival would be difficult. We are losing our resources. The present situation does not call for development but wants resources to be conserved a clean environment for the existence of future generations. Our forefathers have a good habit of savings. We don’t need to save lots of money for forthcoming as if there would be no resources, then what will be the use of that money? It sounds ridiculous but it’s true.Significance of history is not only for scholars but also our political powers need to take a lesson from it. How wars in the past caused destruction. How we had great reserves of resources which are depleting now. Sustainable development is the key factor which would be helpful but it’s hard to digest that this is also meaningful for scholars. How difficult it is to lose someone, then how can we let armies to die in wars. Development is essential but at the verge of mankind, development is useless.last_img read more