News / Fomer DHL exec John Allan named as new Tesco chairman

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 19/02/2015 John Allan, the British logistics executive who oversaw the €5.5bn sale of Exel to DHL in 2006 and was subsequently named chief financial officer of DP-DHL, has been appointed as chairman of UK supermarket group Tesco.Currently the country’s largest grocery retailer, Tesco has been under fire for the best part of two years, culminating in last year’s accounting scandal which saw it mis-state its profits to the tune of some £263m, and which has resulted in an ongoing investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.The episode has led to an overhaul of the company’s senior management, with new chief executive Dave Lewis, unfortunately installed just days before the profits scandal was uncovered, last month announcing a company overhaul that could see as many as 10,000 jobs axed and scores of store closures.Mr Allan was most recently chairman of electronics retailer Dixons, from 2009, and was part of the management team that overhauled the business that resulted in its share price quadrupling and culminated in its merger with Carphone Warehouse.He was made deputy chairman of the combined company.In one of his most recent speeches however, delivered to the eft 3PL summit late last year in Amsterdam, Mr Allan argued that the grocery sector was facing even greater challenges in responding to the advance of the e-commerce sellers than high street retail sectors such as electronic goods and apparel as a result of changing consumer habits, which had left bricks and mortar grocers with crucial strategic decisions.“The mega-superstore has ceased to become relevant – they are too large and they are in the wrong locations – and there is nothing harder to shift than a bricks-and-mortar store. What do you do with it?“As a result, margins are almost certainly going to fall for supermarkets and the returns are going to come down with a bang – the question is: how they are going to respond?”Given that it was Tesco that pioneered the out-of-town megastore and continues to hold a substantial landbank, it will be intriguing to see how Mr Allan’s considerable corporate experience will be reflected in the ongoing restructure of the company.“I’m very pleased to be taking on this role at such a critical moment for the business and look forward to working with the new executive team and the Board,” he said in respect of his Tesco appointmentFollowing his appointment, he will step down from the boards of Dixons Carphone and Royal Mail, and has also resigned from his role as a senior advisor to Alix Partners. In addition, he will step down as chair of the DHL UK Foundation once a successor is found, which is anticipated to be within three months.Tesco revealed that Mr Allan will be paid a fee of £650,000 per annum, fixed for three years, “inclusive of all Board fees, in respect of his role as chairman of Tesco PLC”.last_img read more

More All Ireland basketball success for Portlaoise school

first_img Community Home Sport Basketball More All Ireland basketball success for Portlaoise school SportBasketball Council Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleMan missing from near Athy found deceasedNext articleOur Duke installed as bookies favourite as Gold Cup draws closer Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Scoil Chriost Ri All Ireland U-16 A Girls League Final 1 of 12center_img WhatsApp Watch highlights of the game hereSEE ALSO – Electric Picnic 2018 acts announced Facebook More All Ireland basketball success for Portlaoise school Pinterest Twitter TAGSAll Ireland Schools Basketball League FinalsBasketballScoil Chriost Ri By Sean Hennessy – 15th March 2018 The Scoil Chriost Ri team that won the All Ireland schools U-16 basketball final in Tallaght on March 15 Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise 42Presentation SS, Castleisland (Kerry) 35All Ireland U-16 A Girls Basketball League FinalScoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise have added yet another All Ireland title to their collection this year, as they were crowned All Ireland U-16 A Girls champions at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght today.A superb MVP display from Jasmine Burke saw her put in a very solid display under the boards to keep her side in front in the face of a hard-working and tenacious Castleisland side.Indeed, it was the Portlaoise side who got off to the better start as Burke got them off the mark with a hard-fought score. Both teams battled hard to find chances early on, as Chriost Ri’s aggressive man-to-man defence kept Pres Castleisland’s scores in check, and they finished ahead by 8-2 after the first.The second quarter saw a more composed and eager Castleisland team hit the floor, battling hard on rebounds and possession. More tough work from Castleisland in the closing minutes of the second quarter kept the intensity high, as Castleisland took the lead for the first time in the game.Chriost Ri weren’t finished yet though as a foul on Grainne O’Reilly sent her to the free throw line to bring her side ahead once more, finishing the quarter up 23-18.It was all left to play for in the third quarter, Castleisland began to chip into the Portlaoise lead. Superb defence from Ciara Fitzgerald forced a number of turnovers, before a switch up by Portlaoise coach Pat Critchley on defence finally disrupted their momentum.Burke, Shauna Dooley and Ciara Byrne began to notch up the scores for Chriost Ri once more and as the fourth quarter got underway, they widened the gap to nine points.Huge performances from Ciara Byrne, Sarah Flemming and Grainne O’Reilly in the last stretched Portlaoise’s lead out, and despite super work from O’Regan, Grainne Walsh and Hillary O’Connor, Portlaoise won out 42-35, scooping their second piece of silverware this year.SCOIL CHRIOST RI: Shauna Dooley (10), Grainne O’Reilly (4), Jasmine Burke (8), Jade Burke, Sinead Brady, Sinead Murphy, Rebecca Reddin (5), Rachel Glynn, Ciara Byrne (5), Sarah Fleming (10), Ella Byrne, Munirat Showobale, Jessica Preston, Eleanor Healy. Rugby Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste last_img read more

IFIC, IFB in favour of CCIR seg fund recommendations

first_img CI GAM and Empire Life launch seg fund suite Megan Harman Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Segregated fundsCompanies Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators Empire Life expands digital applications to seg funds vizafoto/123RF Empire Life launches three new seg funds Related news Canada Life to launch new shelf of mutual funds However, the associations have different views on the extent to which the rules should be harmonized. The CCIR paper, published in mid-May, highlights the comparative regulatory frameworks for seg funds and mutual funds and invites stakeholder feedback on how to address key gaps between the two sets of regulations. The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) submitted comments in response to the paper on Tuesday that commend the CCIR for conducting the review, noting the benefits of greater harmonization to consumers. “In many cases, consumers are buying their insurance and investment products and services from the same individual or firm,” says Paul Bourque, IFIC’s president and CEO, in a statement. “They should be able to expect consistency in important areas such as cost disclosure, training, continuing education and account oversight.” The Independent Financial Brokers of Canada (IFB), which published its response to the issues paper on July 15, also suggests that greater harmonization in certain areas would be positive. However, the IFB emphasizes that the respective regulations must also reflect the unique features of the products in question. “In this respect, we think Canada’s Joint Forum position from 1999 remains relevant today, in that the regulation of mutual funds and [individual variable insurance contracts] share similar regulatory objectives, but ‘because the products are based on fundamentally different legal principles … harmonization of the result, rather than harmonization of rules, should be the goal’,” the IFB’s submission states. IFB compiled its submission based on a survey of its members, in which 100 financial advisors provided responses. On the topic of disclosure of fees and compensation, many of the IFB members surveyed agreed that the disclosure required for mutual funds under the second phase of the client relationship model (a.k.a. CRM2) should apply to seg funds as well as long as the disclosure explains the insurance components of a seg fund that result in a higher management expense ratio (MER). IFB members showed less support for applying the CRM2 performance reporting requirements to seg funds, however, given the differences between the products and the fact that performance information ignores the estate planning benefits and guarantees associated with seg funds. IFIC, meanwhile, supports harmonizing both cost and performance reporting for seg funds and mutual funds. IFIC’s submission also urges the regulators to consider greater regulatory harmonization and collaboration in certain areas not raised in the working group’s issues paper. For example, it calls for better information sharing about disciplinary actions against dual-licensed advisors and greater co-operation between the CCIR and securities regulators, generally. “We encourage the CCIR and the Canadian Securities Administrators to establish a practice of regular information exchanges about new initiatives, with a shared objective of regulatory harmonization,” says Bourque. “This would ensure consistent rule-making across comparable products from the outset and avoid the creation of future regulatory gaps and inconsistencies.” Photo copyright: vizafoto Some financial services industry associations are lauding the steps the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) have taken to align the regulations facing mutual funds and segregated funds more closely, according to submissions published in response to the CCIR’s recent segregated funds working group issues paper. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Court denies investor class action against a former rep

first_img Keywords Enforcement,  LawsuitsCompanies Richardson Wealth, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada In 2018, Woodward was fined $450,000 and permanently banned by an Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) hearing panel, which found that he violated several IIROC rules, including suitability failures.According to the court’s decision, the investors are now seeking to sue the former advisor and the firm, alleging that they suffered losses due to unsuitable investment advice and supervisory failures. None of the allegations has been proven in court.Rather than suing individually, the investors tried to bring the case as a class action on behalf of all of Woodward’s clients between 2012 and 2016, estimating that this would represent over 1,000 households and more than 1,500 individual clients.In particular, they allege that clients’ individual needs and circumstances were disregarded, and that they were provided with “an unsuitable, one-size-fits-all investment strategy” that was in conflict with the clients’ best interests.However, the court sided with the defendants in the case, ruling that the claims are not suitable to be tried as a class action after finding that the plaintiffs didn’t provide evidence that they all received the same advice.“It has not been shown that those in the proposed class were subjected to the same treatment, or offered the same investment advice and investment products,” the court noted in its decision.The court also ruled that a class action is “not the preferable procedure” for litigating the investors’ claims.“A class proceeding would not provide a fair, efficient, and manageable procedure that is preferable to any alternative means of resolving the claims here,” it said. Related news James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter MFDA reports fewer prohibitions, monetary penalties in 2020 Share this article and your comments with peers on social media An Alberta court has declined to certify a proposed lawsuit brought by disgruntled investors against their former rep and his firm as a class action — ruling instead that their claims should be heard in individual lawsuits.A judge from Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench denied the application from four investors seeking to bring a class action against their former advisor, Adam Woodward, his firm, Richardson GMP Ltd. and a branch manager. Court approves data breach settlements with BMO, CIBC Bitcoin surge doesn’t affect damages, B.C. court says High angle view of mallet eyeglasses legal book in courtroom andreypopov/123RFlast_img read more

Canadian bank earnings face headwinds in 2020, Fitch says

first_imgbusinessman searching with binoculars olegdudko/123RF U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s Share this article and your comments with peers on social media G7 tax pledge may be upstaged by CBDC work James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter High debt levels threaten banks’ strong results: Fitch Related news The Canadian banks enjoyed solid earnings in 2019, but 2020 is looking tougher, says Fitch Ratings in a new report.The rating agency said that the banks’ fourth quarter earnings showed solid loan growth and resilient margins. Revenues were up compared with the same quarter in 2018, although higher loan loss provisions and weaker capital markets weighed on returns. Keywords Banking industryCompanies Fitch Ratings Looking ahead to next year, Fitch said the challenges to bank earnings are expected to mount.“We expect to see margin compression, higher provisioning expenses, lower commercial loan growth and lower capital markets transaction activity,” said Mark Narron, director at Fitch Ratings, in a statement.Some of these headwinds already started showing up in the banks’ 2019 results.Fitch reported that, on average, the banks’ provisions for credit losses as a share of net loans rose from 29 basis points (bps) in 2018 to 34 bps in 2019.Capital markets activity was “soft” at the largest banks in Q4, but this was offset by solid performance in wealth management, Fitch said. Wealth management revenues rose by 6% on average in the fourth quarter, and by 10% for fiscal 2019.Overall margins were largely flat, Fitch said, adding that margin pressure started to emerge in the banks’ U.S. and international operations due to falling rates.“The three Fed rate cuts in the U.S. pressured Canadian banks’ earnings in their U.S. businesses and pressure will likely continue into fiscal first-quarter 2020 with the last cut announced in October 2019,” said Narron.“Banks also signalled the possibility of one Bank of Canada policy rate cut in the latter part of 2020, which would put added pressure on margins,” he added. “However, banks’ outlooks for consolidated [margins] are largely stable or modestly down.”The banks also reported stronger capital positions, Fitch noted, as they added and average of 17 bps in common equity tier 1 capital in 2019. However, they are also facing higher regulatory capital demands, which limits their flexibility for deploying that capital.last_img read more

Residents of Informal Communities in St. Catherine get Land Titles

first_imgRelatedResidents of Informal Communities in St. Catherine get Land Titles Residents of Informal Communities in St. Catherine get Land Titles UncategorizedMay 25, 2007 RelatedResidents of Informal Communities in St. Catherine get Land Titles Advertisementscenter_img RelatedResidents of Informal Communities in St. Catherine get Land Titles FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Eighty-seven of 101 residents of informal communities in St. Catherine, who are beneficiaries under the government’s Land Settlement Programme, were yesterday (May 24) presented with certificates of titles.The beneficiaries are from Lluidasvale, Deeside, Harkers Hall, Cocoa Walk, Sunnyside, Crawle and Mount Dawson land settlements.Minister of Agriculture and Lands, Roger Clarke, in his remarks at the presentation ceremony held at the Pleasant Farm Club, told the beneficiaries that with their titles, they could now engage in profitable agricultural ventures.He pointed to a $2.5 billion loan fund, with interest rate of less than 10 per cent, which has been established to assist farmers. “RADA (Rural Agricultural Development Authority) and the Ministry have the technical expertise to help you,” he said.In the meantime, Mr. Clarke said that the Ministry, under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), will be issuing land settlement titles to recipients in every parish over the next two months.”We will be coming back to St. Catherine to deliver over 400 titles to beneficiaries and the LAMP team has been working tirelessly to meet these targets,” he informed.Commissioner of Lands and Chief Executive Officer of the National Land Agency, Elizabeth Stair, told JIS News that 101 titles were prepared for distribution but only 87 persons turned up to receive their titles. She said that many of the beneficiaries received titles for agricultural lots.“We are very happy to be able to bring those titles to them because we know that for them, it is a very important day. It means that they now have legal ownership of their property. It means that it is something they can take to the bank and something they can pass on to their children,” she said.Curdell Smith from the Deeside District, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, thanked the Agriculture Ministry for “making our dreams a reality.”“It has been a long while that we, the citizens of this small community, have been waiting for this moment of achievement and to know that we have inherited something that we have long been waiting for,” she said.She pointed out that with the land titles, Deeside residents will no longer be referred to as squatters. “It has finally come to an end. We can proudly say that we are citizens of Deeside,” she added.Also present at the ceremony were State Minister for Agriculture and Lands, Victor Cummings; Permanent Secretary, Donovan Stanberry; and Minister of Housing, Transport, Water and Works and Member of Parliament for St. Catherine North West, Robert Pickersgill.last_img read more

Investment support for early-stage translation

first_imgInvestment support for early-stage translation Feedback essential for commercialising early-stage projects and technologies is being offered by an expert and investor group at AusMedtech’s Early Stage Investment Forum. Early-stage projects are invited to apply for the AusMedtech 2021 Early Stage Investment Forum, with submissions due 9 April 2021.The Forum offers six-minute virtual quick-pitches to an expert investor panel that will include international big pharma representatives, corporate VCs and early-stage investors. Each presentation will be followed by direct feedback that will be valuable during translation and commercialisation.In an exciting new development, the Forum is being held for the first time at AusMedtech 2021, Australia’s premier medtech event, and will be supported by Medtronic. The Forum will take place on Friday 21 May.Early-stage technologies and projects are being sought from across Australia from research institutes, universities, hospitals and pre-series A companies in the areas of medical devices and diagnostics, digital health and enabling technologies.AusBiotech is dedicated to the development, growth and prosperity of the Australian biotechnology industry and facilitates opportunities for investment discussions, collaborations and partnerships. To encourage, recognise and reward early-stage technology and projects, an award for Best Translational Research will also be up for grabs.AusMedtech 2021: Reimagine and reconnect offers a week of inclusive half-day virtual sessions that represent Australia’s medtech industry. Reconnect with a network of resilient and innovative leaders, and reimagine the future of medtech beyond our borders.Run by industry, for industry, AusMedtech week features a mix of cutting edge leading keynotes, expert panel discussions, and Q&A, bringing together key stakeholders of the Australian and international medical devices and diagnostics sector to help prepare the industry sector for its changing landscape.AusMedtech 2021 is supported by the Victorian Government as the Host State Partner.Submit your application for the AusMedtech 2021 Early Stage Investment Forum by 9 April. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agbiotech, AusBiotech, Australia, Australian, biotech, biotechnology, Biotechnology Industry, corporate, diagnostics, digital health, Government, industry, Investment, Investor, medical devices, research, technology, Victorialast_img read more

CU-Boulder Class of '03 Faces tight Job Market

first_img Published: March 16, 2003 Employer recruiting on college campuses continues to decline and jobs for new college graduates remain scarce, said job placement officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder. CU-Boulder’s career fairs and on-campus interviewing have slumped along with universities all over the country, said career services Director Gordon Gray. The number of employers interviewing on campus fell from 177 in the fall of 2000 to 92 in 2001. This past fall, it shrank to 82. “It’s echoed by every single employer that it isn’t a reflection of CU or its graduates,” Gray said. “The employers intend to come back when they’re hiring again.” The bleak economic climate faced by last year’s graduating class is continuing, said Gray, who will retire in June after 21 years helping CU-Boulder students find work. Nationally, employers are projecting nearly 9 percent fewer new hires than last year. Jobs in education are providing one of the few bright spots in this year’s recruiting pool. Teachers are still the most recruited graduates, he said, adding that teacher retirements and an increase in the number of school-age children are keeping school officials on the hunt for new teachers. Colorado state economists say that in addition to education, the health care and computing sectors will grow in the next 10 years. Gray said that eight of the country’s 10 top projected growth occupations for the next decade are computer-related. For arts and sciences graduates, the tight economy means that the employer-initiated recruiting that students enjoyed in 1999 and 2000 has dropped dramatically. But jobs are available, Gray said, noting there are many government jobs waiting for new graduates. “Federal employers are just less active recruiters than in the corporate world,” he said. “Jobs are out there – the Web and other applicant-initiated methods to seek out the jobs are what’s necessary to find them.” Internships are now more important than ever. “Employers have such a great selection of applicants from which to choose,” Gray said. “If an applicant has already proven their worth during an internship, they hold a tremendous advantage. It’s very important in all fields.” Mary Banks, CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business director of career development for graduates and undergraduates, was cautiously optimistic about her students’ prospects last spring. Now times are more uncertain. “It’s deteriorated to rose-colored pessimism,” she joked. Both undergraduates and MBA graduates have been hard at work looking for full-time positions or internships that could lead to full-time work. “I’m foolishly optimistic about internships,” Banks said, noting that CU-Boulder staff have had success finding internships for business undergraduates during the last few months. Banks is encouraged by the attitude of many graduating business students. Even in the face of dim job prospects and a possible war in Iraq, they are mining for opportunities and considering positions that offer much less salary than they’d hoped for, she said. Outreach efforts with companies have been successful in making sure companies give CU-Boulder students a chance if jobs become available. Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld, a CU-Boulder alumnus, has been consistent in supporting graduates of his alma mater, and a number of undergraduates will go to New York this spring to begin work with the company, Banks reported. Sun, Level 3 and IBM also have shown a willingness to give job and internship opportunities to CU-Boulder business graduates. Gray added that the three companies also hire many non-business-major CU-Boulder graduates. Ann Herrmann, a CU-Boulder career counselor who works primarily with engineering students, said that prospects for new engineers are looking better this spring than last year. “It still seems slow, but better than last year,” she said. “The employer attendance at our January and February engineering job and internship fairs was about the same or a little better than last year.” Herrmann said students have indicated that companies are especially looking for graduates to work in civil engineering, aerospace and defense industries. Dave Kalahar, undergraduate adviser in the CU-Boulder College of Engineering’s aerospace engineering department, has been pleased with employers’ feedback. “I just sent out 327 resume CDs about three weeks ago,” he said. “I ask employers to let me know if they want to continue getting (the CDs), and of the dozen or so I’ve heard back from, there’s only one that was returned.” Last spring and summer, more than half of the aerospace engineering department’s 51 graduates accepted job offers and another quarter of the class moved on to graduate school or military service through ROTC. Gray, who will likely remain in the Boulder area after his retirement, said technology has been the biggest change during his tenure as career services director at CU-Boulder. “Twenty-one years ago, there was no Internet,” he said. “Paper flow dominated the job market. The unfortunate side effect of the technology is the impersonalization that comes with the computing process.” Years of witnessing the perpetual imbalance of graduate supply and demand in all kinds of economic climates leaves Gray with encouraging words for students facing uncertain times. “The skill and the commitment with which one approaches the job search is probably a better predictor of success than the economic climate,” he said. “Committed graduates may not have six offers to choose from, but they’ll almost always succeed.” For more information about the CU-Boulder Career Services office, visit http://www.Colorado.EDU/careerservices/. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Chancellor’s Corner: Asking for a big team lift for Move-in

first_img Except for ADA permits, I have approved the request from Parking and Transportation Services to close parking lots on main and East Campus so we might open these lots to Move-in students and their families.  Published: July 30, 2015 I am encouraging our entire campus community to take public transportation, bike or walk to campus. I too am making alternate transportation plans and ask all of you to join me in this effort.  The following website provides additional information about university operations for Aug. 19 and 20: www.colorado.edu/move-in/campus-employees.  Campus leadership and managers will work with employees to make alternate arrangements to telecommute or take accrued leave for those days.  Any campus departmental organizational meetings or events during the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. should be rescheduled if possible, or their attendees advised of the logistical challenge on these dates.  A limited number of special parking permits on East Campus (including both the Marine St. and Discovery Dr. zones) will be available for those days for employees who show that alternatives will not work. A process through which current permit holders will request a special parking permit for those days is being finalized. Many faculty, staff and Cabinet members will volunteer during the Move-in effort. This is a great opportunity for you to participate in the launch of our academic year and a chance to get to know our students and their families. You can volunteer for one or both days by visiting www.colorado.edu/volunteer. As some of you may recall, last year’s Move-in was not a smooth experience for many of our students and their families due mainly to traffic and logistical snarls, some of which badly congested city traffic. To ensure a welcoming and efficient process this year, our teams are taking the rare-but-necessary step of limiting traffic on campus by restricting parking on the entire CU-Boulder campus on Aug. 19 and 20.  Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img This hard work will continue as we welcome new students for Move-in on Aug. 19 and 20. Teams from Academic Affairs, Housing and Dining Services, and Parking and Transportation have led the planning efforts for the arrival of our new students and we are now asking that you join us in this effort to ensure that Move-in goes smoothly.  Over the last three years, the CU-Boulder community has risen to the challenge of elevating student success to be the central consideration in all we do. As a result of your hard work and focus toward that goal, CU-Boulder’s profile has never been higher in Colorado, around the nation and throughout the world. Your efforts are poised to deliver what has the possibility to be the most academically qualified and diverse freshman class as well as the largest freshman class in our history. Clearly, this will have an impact on our employees and business operations, and I thank you for your support of this effort to create a more positive move-in day experience for students and their families.  Thank you for all you have done, and continue to do, to make CU-Boulder a success. Be Boulder.last_img read more

10 things to do this week: Earth Day events and more

first_img Published: April 20, 2020 This week brings live virtual fitness classes with The Rec, a Netflix party with the Dennis Small Cultural Center, a presentation on last-minute job search tips, self-care workshops and more.This weekLive virtual fitness classes with The Rec  April 20, 21, 23  Zoom Looking for ways to stay active while you’re at home? The Rec Center is hosting live virtual fitness classes this week for you to enjoy.April 20 at 11 a.m. MDT: Mat Pilates class with AdinaApril 21 at 4:30 p.m. MDT: Yoga with Pets with NikkiApril 23 at 4 p.m. MDT: Glutes, Core & More with JennaRegistration is required for live classes and space is limited. Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the class.DSCC Netflix Party April 21–May 7  Netflix Join fellow Buffs and the Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. to watch shows and chat online. This week will feature episodes of On My Block and Gentified. For the full schedule and instructions for participating, visit the DSCC Facebook event.Monday, April 20Virtual Earth Day town hall 2–3:30 p.m. MDT Zoom  In honor of Earth Day, CU is hosting a special town hall to bring together faculty, staff and students to discuss the topics of sustainability, climate and resilience. Register here if you would like to attend. Tuesday, April 21Health Hut: Self-care Noon to 2 p.m. MDT  ZoomDrop in for a virtual Health Hut to learn more about self-care, what it means, what it looks like and how to make it work for you in preparation for finals. Use your CU Boulder email to sign into the Zoom meeting.Virtual presentation: Last-minute job, internship search tips 2–3 p.m. MDT  Zoom  This week’s workshop with Career Services will cover job and internship search tips to help you land a position. Wednesday, April 22Eco-social justice leadership virtual story gallery 2–3 p.m. MDT  Zoom  Join the Eco-Social Justice team for a virtual gallery walk-through of the biographies and accomplishments of inspiring leaders and activists in the fight for climate and environmental justice. Learn how inspirational people from around the nation are succeeding in creating a more just and sustainable world! Wellness Wednesday: Finish strong 2–4 p.m. MDT  Zoom  You’re almost there—finish strong! Join Health Promotion for an open conversation about stress management, study skills and more. Also, attend a guided drop-in meditation to create space for a smooth transition into finals. Outdoor Program Denali virtual presentation 7–8 p.m. MDT  Zoom Lots of effort and planning goes into extended expeditions, few more so than Denali, the tallest mountain in North America and one of the most remote of the Seven Summits. Join this presentation to hear from Will Miner, a trip leader for the Outdoor Program and youngest person to summit and ski Denali solo.Friday, April 24Environmental Center 50th anniversary celebration 3–4:30 p.m. MDT  Zoom Explore and celebrate the CU Environmental Center’s storied history of environmental advocacy and change through five decades of work by students, staff, faculty and campus and community partners. As we celebrate where we have been, we will also look ahead to our vision for the next 50 years of an even more sustainable campus community. Register here to participate. OngoingEarn PIPs and get rewardsAre you a sustainable Buff? You can still earn PIPs remotely and get rewards for your environmental efforts! Redeem your PIPs for rewards like money towards tuition, gift cards and more. Learn more about the PIPs program.Categories:Things to DoCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more