Annual inflation rate cooled in March to 0.9% as pandemic took hold

first_img Related news Economy grew at 5.6% annual rate in first quarter of year, Statistics Canada says The drop from a year-over-year increase of 2.2% in February was the largest drop since September 2006.Economists on average had expected a reading of 1.2% for March, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Bank of Montreal chief economist Douglas Porter said the slowdown in Canada was bigger than those in some other major economies, including the United States and United Kingdom.“Canadian inflation hit the brakes hard at the start of the shutdowns,” Porter wrote in a report.And Porter said to look for inflation to fall even further in coming months with “a trip into negative terrain likely for a spell.”The economy ground to a halt last month as governments ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.The reading on inflation follows the March jobs report earlier this month that indicated that the economy lost more than one million jobs last month.A preliminary estimate by Statistics Canada has also suggested the economy contracted by an unprecedented 9% in March.“Inflation is the least of anyone’s concerns at the moment, but it is notable that the mandated closure of large swathes of the economy in late March is having a profound effect on price growth,” TD Bank senior economist James Marple wrote.“This is yet another data series showing unprecedented movements and which will continue to do so at least through the month of April.”The collapse in the annual pace of inflation came as energy prices fell 11.6% on a year-over-year basis in March, driven by the largest one-month price decline since November 2008.Statistics Canada said drivers paid 21.2% less for gasoline compared with March last year due to low crude oil prices, which also resulted in a 9.5% drop in the price of fuel oil and other fuels and an 18.5% drop in the price for fuel, parts and accessories for recreational vehicles.Excluding energy, the consumer price index rose 1.7%.The average of Canada’s three measures for core inflation, which are considered better gauges of underlying price pressures and closely tracked by the Bank of Canada, was 1.83% in March compared with 1.97% for February. People examining economic statistic Financial examiner Vector illustration. simmmax/123RF The annual pace of inflation in Canada posted its biggest one-month decline in more than a decade, dropping below 1% in March as the price of oil collapsed and the economy was first gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic.Statistics Canada said Wednesday the consumer price index for March was up 0.9% compared with a year ago, the smallest year-over-year increase since May 2015 — also a period of low oil prices. Digital shift cushioned blow to post-pandemic growth outlook, BoC deputy says Craig WongCanadian Press Keywords Coronavirus,  Economy,  Inflation Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CDA to Place More Children in Family Oriented Programmes

first_imgCDA to Place More Children in Family Oriented Programmes InformationJanuary 10, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedCDA to Place More Children in Family Oriented Programmes RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History As at September, 2012, some 57.5 per cent of children in State care were in Living in Family Environment (LIFE) Programmes, which are alternatives to placing children in child care facilities.CEO of the Child Development Agency, Carla Francis Edie, said the agency is on an intense drive to increase the number of children in LIFE programmes this year.LIFE programmes include foster care, family reintegration, and Supervision Orders. Of the over 5,200 children in State care, 2,219 are in children’s homes and places of safety. A little over 3,000 are in LIFE programmes – 985 in foster care; 802 on family reintegration, and 1220 on Supervision Order. Separate from those figures, some 141 adoptions were completed between January and September 2012.These programmes are designed to allow children who are in need of care and protection to live in a home environment to support their positive growth and development, thereby reducing the number of children in child care facilities.“When children come into residential care, we provide them with a range of services – health; education, psychological support and other specialized services as required. Yet our goal is to reserve residential care (institutionalisation) for only those children who have nowhere else to go because they have no family or other forms of support” Mrs. Edie said.Foster care is a flagship programme within the agency that places a child (temporarily) in the care of persons who are not the biological parents to enable them to raise that child and provide a nurturing environment for his or her physical, spiritual and emotional growth and development.With respect to adoption, Mrs. Edie added this is the legal process of permanently transferring the parental rights of a child’s biological parents (with consent) to one who is desirous of creating a new parent/child relationship.Family Reintegration is reuniting and rehabilitating a child and his/her family, after a period of being in a child care facility or foster care, Mrs. Edie said, adding that under a Supervision Order, the Court issues an order for a child in need of care and protection to be placed with a family member under the supervision of a CDA Children’s Officer.“Our experience has shown that children do better in a home/family setting, rather than being institutionalized; children who are placed in families do better on all counts – in education and as it relates to other areas of their lives. This is why we are redoubling our efforts to increase the number of children in the LIFE programmes,“ she said“The agency’s thrust is also in keeping with one of the key principles of the Child Care and Protection Act (CCPA) which indicates that the family is the preferred environment for the care and upbringing of children,” Mrs. Edie explained.In the meantime, the CEO acknowledged that steps were being taken to make a number of these programmes, in particular, foster care and adoption, more efficient. The Adoption Act is being modernised and a review of the current legislation is to get underway. Also, last year, the agency held a training workshop for officers in an effort to improve the internal processes for adoption.As it relates to foster care, CDA has been working with the relevant authority to increase the stipend paid to foster parents. The stipend is provided to foster parents in addition to educational, medical and other forms of assistance.“We want to use these various programmes to help give our children the opportunity to be part of families that can nurture them to realize their full potential,” Mrs. Edie stated, adding, “I would also like to use this opportunity to encourage persons to become foster parents.”center_img Advertisements RelatedCDA to Place More Children in Family Oriented Programmes Story HighlightsAs at September, 2012, some 57.5 per cent of children in State care were in Living in Family Environment (LIFE) Programmes, which are alternatives to placing children in child care facilities.CEO of the Child Development Agency, Carla Francis Edie, said the agency is on an intense drive to increase the number of children in LIFE programmes this year.LIFE programmes include foster care, family reintegration, and Supervision Orders. Of the over 5,200 children in State care, 2,219 are in children’s homes and places of safety. A little over 3,000 are in LIFE programmes – 985 in foster care; 802 on family reintegration, and 1220 on Supervision Order. Separate from those figures, some 141 adoptions were completed between January and September 2012.last_img read more

Ofcom eyes 10 MHz for IoT, aims to counter licensing “misconception”

first_img UK launches regulator targeting tech giants Ofcom completes 5G spectrum allocation Richard Handford Bharti Airtel makes enterprise IoT play Previous Articleletgo raises $100M from media company NaspersNext ArticleInstagram extends ad availability AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 SEP 2015 Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more UK watchdog Ofcom wants to set aside a chunk of existing spectrum to encourage investment in new applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) space.The aim is to use 10 MHz of VHF spectrum for IoT applications that require wireless connections over long distances.Ofcom thinks access to this spectrum could be particularly useful for users in coastal or rural parts of the UK. The frequencies are in the 55-68 MHz, 70.5-71.5 MHz and 80.5-81.5 MHz bands.The type of applications envisaged are agricultural, such as networking farm equipment and livestock, as well as environmental sensing and other maritime applications, including for fish farming.IoT access to these VHF bands is available through existing licences issued by Ofcom. However, the watchdog says there is “a popular misconception” that its business radio (BR) licences are voice-only. Ofcom thinks this might be hindering investment in IoT.“We are keen to address this misconception because we believe our BRlicence products are appropriate for a wide range of IoT uses. This is because BR licences are flexible, simple to apply for, relatively inexpensive and can be used for data transmission,” said the regulator.Ofcom has opened a consultation on setting aside 10 MHz of spectrum, and whether any other changes to the licences are necessary to promote innovation. The closing date is 12 November. Related Home Ofcom eyes 10 MHz for IoT, aims to counter licensing “misconception” Tags Author IoTOfcomlast_img read more

Return of Old Logos

first_imgAll Activity 730 Forums Home 918 18 minutes ago, Dabbaby17 said: Not trying to be a stickler here, but that Cavs logo was from the 80s. They used this logo, from the 90s, before they got their “current” logo(and that itself was introduced when Lebron first came back and had a metallic gold and a darker red, and then they switched to the current wine and gold logo).  Location:Utah Link to post ~Bear Posted January 3, 2017 What’s interesting about thist post is that the four logos you want to return to were actually new logos that took the place of the current logos, which are the originals.  What’s old is new again, and what’s new is old again.   nba nhl Members 2,335 Posted January 3, 2017 24 posts But, what other teams are there in the Big 4 that you would like to see a return to a previous logo as their main logo? What are you talking about? 4 Share on other sites 1,749 posts Location:detroit Posted January 3, 2017 4,806 After watching the Giants’ Color Rush throwbacks and mulling the (hopeful) return of blue and gold for the LA Rams, I got to thinking of the return to old logos. A few come to mind as of the past 15-20 years. And, sure, there are many more that could have been used as an example (ie- Islanders, Sabres, Blue Jays, Hawks, Kings, etc) … 4,806 Members Share this post 2,166 posts Link to post BrandMooreArt Favourite Logos:Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Tigers The colors changed, as well as the design of the uniform, but the logo itself had little change. 2,335 The logo itself changed somewhat drastically, especially when compared to the buccaneers logo (which you included).. The chargers logo in your set didn’t change at all other than color.. I’d put the Jaguars logo in the same category as the Seahawks logo in terms of amount of change..  ScubaSteve kimball Share on other sites 24 Whitesox572 Recommended Posts 6 hours ago, Dabbaby17 said: Favourite Logos:Every single NBA logo circa 1996: the good old days of the NBA. Posted January 3, 2017 Posted January 3, 2017 After watching the Giants’ Color Rush throwbacks and mulling the (hopeful) return of blue and gold for the LA Rams, I got to thinking of the return to old logos. A few come to mind as of the past 15-20 years. And, sure, there are many more that could have been used as an example (ie- Islanders, Sabres, Blue Jays, Hawks, Kings, etc) … not really a primary logo but I would love the vikes to bring back the old horn logo. 657 Members All Activity Posted January 3, 2017 oldschoolvikings Share this post Members 7 MJWalker45 2 Posted January 3, 2017 DouglasQuaid Patriots return to Pat Patriot. I prefer the last incarnation of the uniforms with red facemask, red pants and larger logo.  Share this post Share this post 15 837 Jungle Jim Link to post Members Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Favourite Logos:Every single NBA logo circa 1996: the good old days of the NBA. 837 The Greatest Entertainer Here are a few I’d love to see, but I would love to see what many of you have in mind as well … Jungle Jim Link to post 1 24 Posted January 3, 2017 DouglasQuaid Members 4,692 Link to post 11 minutes ago, ScubaSteve said: tigerslionspistonshabs 24 Location:Utah 1,930 posts insert name Members 3,760 Posted January 3, 2017 Members Share on other sites Sports Logo News Location:San Francisco Share this post Link to post 2,335 The colors changed, as well as the design of the uniform, but the logo itself had little change. 2,353 16,001 Prev Here are the NBA logos. Location:In The City Location:San Francisco kimball Share on other sites 837 Share on other sites 5,026 Well, I just used those as examples.  Share on other sites (for example: the Jaguars’ 2013 logo change received very minor changes, barely noticeable.) Members 7 hours ago, Dabbaby17 said: Posted January 3, 2017 24 Location:San Francisco 1 By kimball, January 3, 2017 in Sports Logo News 24 2 Link to post 730 730 Share this post 818 posts Members 12 hours ago, kimball said: 1,356 4,692 Link to post SportsLogos.Net Members Members 3 4 minutes ago, DouglasQuaid said: The last bar were the logos I want to see return. 2 Posted January 3, 2017 1,340 posts 5,026 24 posts Sports Logo News Followers 3 mlb 13 Share this post Posted January 3, 2017 Share this post BrandMooreArt 1 hour ago, Dabbaby17 said: Share on other sites 24 nfl oldschoolvikings Members 1 ~Bear Posted January 3, 2017 0 Share this post 9,114 posts kimball 1 Favourite Logos:Carolina Panthers, Steelers, Penguins, Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets, Chief Wahoo, Cavs 1,585 Here are the NFL logo changes. I chose the ones that haven’t been posted yet and/or received major changes (for example: the Jaguars’ 2013 logo change received very minor changes, barely noticeable.) 4 hours ago, Whitesox572 said: DouglasQuaid 4,692 Link to post Share this post 3 Page 1 of 4   3,760center_img Share this post Share this post insert name 3 16,001 4,806 70 posts Members Share on other sites Location:DETROIT What are you talking about? Favourite Logos:Minnesota Wild | Hartford Whalers | Toronto Blue Jays Share on other sites 24 Share on other sites 24 1,356 ScubaSteve Next The new one looks like Clip-Art.  The Knicks logo should have the black again. It made the logo pop out more.  Return of Old Logos DouglasQuaid 4,692 318 posts Share on other sites 4,806 Here are the NBA logos. Share on other sites The jags I think is way different, the change is bad and to me it makes the team look weaker and loses its appeal. 2,353 Dabbaby17 113 Share this post Posted January 3, 2017 Members 2,551 posts 5,926 posts Posted January 3, 2017 12,787 posts kimball Dabbaby17 3,288 posts Dabbaby17 Share this post Share on other sites tigerslionspistonshabs Page 1 of 4   2 730 4 Dabbaby17 Level 5 Laser Lotus 2,353 Share this post Link to post This topic is now closed to further replies. I hope the Pistons and Rockets go more in the direction of what they had previously. Both are becoming super generic. And the Mavericks really need to have a good logo for once. Share this post Link to post 1,930 posts 918 Share on other sites 318 posts 5,026 2 Share this post Share on other sites Posted January 4, 2017 Share on other sites 1 Location:San Antonio, Texas Favourite Logos:Every single NBA logo circa 1996: the good old days of the NBA. WavePunter 657 I like the newer logo and going back to the 1998 uniforms with this logo would be a good look. AgentColon2 Losing the horse logo was a terrible idea. It looks great in RWB.  Sports Logos 0 Graphic Designer Prev The Greatest Entertainer Link to post I’d also like to see the Knicks Subway Token logo get used more often. I feel it’s an underrated alternative logo.  Posted January 4, 2017 3,760 The old Miami Heat logo is much better than the current.  823 posts 918 Location:Indiana > Miami Posted January 3, 2017 Link to post 5 4,692 i had a quick look through the NFL and NBA and these are the only 2 logos i see that would be an actual improvement going backwards. in most cases, you’re just going from one bad logo to another and it’s a push. most teams don’t need to go back, they need a new logo thats actually good and have never had a good one to begin with 730 16,001 2,166 posts Whitesox572 WavePunter 2 Next logos 24 Share on other sites 0 Return of Old Logos Link to post Link to post I hope the Pistons and Rockets go more in the direction of what they had previously. Both are becoming super generic. And the Mavericks really need to have a good logo for once. Dabbaby17 panthers_2012 657 Members Dabbaby17 113 Location:In The City Posted January 3, 2017 Posted January 4, 2017 Share this post Members Link to post AgentColon2 3 113 1,585 MJWalker45 24 posts Share on other sites Link to post 4,806 Return of Old Logos I don’t think the old Seahawks logo should come back, the new one is vastly superior. What if we put the old colors on the current logo, would that work? But, what other teams are there in the Big 4 that you would like to see a return to a previous logo as their main logo? 4,692 panthers_2012 Share this post Share this post Members That sleek Jets logo is so much better than what they used before and since.  I’ve never understood the love for the oval, other than nostalgia.  I’d also like to see the Dolphins go back, but without the navy. The jags I think is way different, the change is bad and to me it makes the team look weaker and loses its appeal. 730 1 Members insert name So no one told you life was going to be this way The colors changed, as well as the design of the uniform, but the logo itself had little change. Link to post 2 hours ago, oldschoolvikings said: Sign in to follow this   Location:Cleveland, OH Followers 3 2 Link to post Members 0 Share on other sites 22,252 posts Link to post 1,356 Sign in to follow this   1,585 Share on other sites 2 The Greatest Entertainer Location:South Carolina Go To Topic Listing 4,806 SportsLogos.Net Forums Home Sports Logos What’s interesting about thist post is that the four logos you want to return to were actually new logos that took the place of the current logos, which are the originals.  What’s old is new again, and what’s new is old again.   insert namelast_img read more

MAUREEN TAKES A ‘GAMBLE’ AND SCOOPS €32,400

first_imgMaureen won €32,400 on last Saturday’s (11th May 2013) National Lottery Winning Streak TV Gameshow held in RTE. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were from left: Lydia Carlin, The National Lottery ticket selling agent from Simpsons, Tulnaree, Carndonagh Co Donegal. Marty Whelan, Gameshow Host. Maureen Gamble, winning participant. Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive, the National Lottery, Geri Maye, Gameshow Host and Joe Carlin also The National Lottery ticket selling agent from Simpsons, Tulnaree, Carndonagh Co Donegal Pic Mac Innes Photography.Carndonagh woman Maureen Gamble likes to take a chance as her name might suggest!And sending in her scratch card last week, she thought her name might come out on the Winning Streak TV game.And it did. Maureen left the family farm at Tulnaree last weekend and came home €32,400 richer.Maureen, who keeps rare chickens, works on the family farm. MAUREEN TAKES A ‘GAMBLE’ AND SCOOPS €32,400 was last modified: May 13th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Maureen GambleWinning Streaklast_img read more