TSX seeks comment on listing guidelines for emerging market issuers

Keywords Emerging marketsCompanies Toronto Stock Exchange The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) Monday published a joint consultation paper on emerging market issuers. The Consultation Paper examines the risks associated with listings from emerging markets and solicits feedback on possible measures being considered to complement existing and well-established guidelines, rules and standards at TSX and TSXV. Opportunities in emerging markets Global trade disruptions give rise to opportunities in emerging markets Fiera sells rights to manage US$1.9B emerging markets fund IE Staff “As emerging economies expand and global capital flows increase, issuers from these markets will continue to seek a Canadian listing to help fund growth and innovation,” explains Kevan Cowan, president, TSX Markets and group head of equities, TMX Group. “The integrity of our markets requires all issuers, regardless of their location, to adhere to the same high standards. We are committed to working with issuers, securities regulators as well as a broad group of stakeholders who share a combined responsibility to promote integrity and investor confidence in Canadian markets,” he says. The consultation paper was developed with extensive input received from market participants, listed issuers, advisors, other stakeholders and regulatory organizations. It is intended to support work being conducted by regulatory organizations, the primary authorities overseeing reporting issuers, including the Ontario Securities Commission Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets (Staff Notice 51-720) published in November of this year. Comments are being solicited in areas such as emerging market issuer management, corporate governance, financial reporting, internal controls, related party transactions and sponsorship requirements, among others. The comment period will continue to Feb. 28, 2013. The consultation paper can be found at: http://www.tmx.com/en/pdf/Joint-Consultation-Paper.pdf. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Wards at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Life Skills Training

first_imgRelatedWards at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Life Skills Training RelatedWards at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Life Skills Training FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government has set aside $18 million to equip wards at the Metcalfe Street Juvenile Centre with livelihood skills and increased access to work opportunities.As contained in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives, the money is being provided under the Support to Metcalfe Project, which is being funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).For this fiscal year, anticipated targets include: supplying wards with agricultural, vocational, and sport supplies; and fully equipping an operational computer laboratory and sick bay.Physical achievements to date include: skills training provided for 120 wards with 60 others trained in cash crop farming; establishment of a soundproof music room with music lessons provided to 50 wards; computer training provided to 120 wards; psychological counselling and assessment for 140 wards; basic medical examination administered to 110 wards; and the hiring of one nurse and four psychologists.The programme, which is being implemented by the Ministry of National Security, was originally scheduled to end in October 2012, but has now been extended to June 2013.By Chris Patteson, JIS Reporter Wards at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Life Skills Training National SecurityApril 8, 2013center_img Advertisements RelatedWards at Metcalfe Street to Benefit from Life Skills Traininglast_img read more

Busch Beer targets NASCAR fans to design year-end trophy

first_imgIn its first season back as sponsor of the Busch Pole Award, Busch Beer is looking to you — yes, you — for a bit of help.The prestigious Busch Pole Award trophy, which goes to the driver with the most Busch Pole awards in 2018, is in the hands of fans this year. Busch Beer is asking NASCAR fans across the globe to help design the trophy, with the winning entry to serve as the actual final design one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will lift above his head at season’s end.The winning fan also will receive a trip to NASCAR Champion’s Week to present the winning design.“Busch Beer has returned to our roots with the addition of the Busch Pole Award in 2018,” Daniel Blake, Senior Director of U.S. Value Brands for Anheuser-Busch, said in a press release. “We started our involvement in NASCAR with the Busch Pole Award in 1978 and now we want to celebrate with our fans by asking them to design the year-end Busch Pole Award trophy. Not only do they get to design the Busch Pole Award, but we’ll bring them to the 2018 NASCAR Champion’s Week to present it to the driver with the most Busch Pole Awards of the season.“We’re excited to see the passion, creativity and enthusiasm race fans have as they design the Busch Pole Award trophy.”Submissions must be made by Monday, May 28, so check out the official rules and step-by-step instructions at www.busch.com/polecontest.last_img read more

No charges in Shannon Brooks’ alleged domestic assault

first_imgIn his one game with the Gophers this season, he ran 22 times for 154 yards and a touchdown, and fumbled twice. He injured his leg — the one that wasn’t injured previously — in the fourth quarter, and didn’t return to the field.He isn’t expected to play this Saturday at Illinois. Freshman Mohamed Ibrahim, who was out with an injury last week, is listed as the No. 1 running back on the depth chart.Brooks has ran 358 times for 1,882 yards in 29 career games with the Gophers. He has tallied 18 rushing touchdowns at Minnesota. No charges in Shannon Brooks’ alleged domestic assaultThe veteran running back was arrested Oct. 14 on a domestic violence complaint involving his male roommate.Tony SaundersRunning back Shannon Brooks avoids a tackle from Indian on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at TCF Bank Stadium. Brooks finished his first game back from an injury with 154 rushing yards and a touchdown. Jack WarrickNovember 2, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Minneapolis attorney’s office declined to press charges against Gophers’ running back Shannon Brooks for the domestic violence complaint that got him arrested in October, the Pioneer Press first reported on Friday.Brooks was suspended for the Nebraska game after an alleged role in a fight between him and his male roommate. He was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 14 for the alleged incident. Brooks made his season debut last week against Indiana, returning from a leg injury and surgery in the spring. He was cleared to play a week before last week’s game, but didn’t return because of the allegations.Fleck said his status on the team was “evolving” after he returned from the suspension. last_img read more

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Indians Re-Sign C Adam Moore with a Non-Roster Invite to Major League Camp

first_imgThe Indians today added another body for camp, as the club re-signed free agent catcher Adam Moore to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League camp.The 32-year-old begins his third stint in the Indians organization after spending most of the last two seasons at Triple-A Columbus, batting .247 (74-299) with 14 doubles, 7 home runs and 31 RBI in 86 games in 2016 for the Clippers. He appeared in 9 September games over two separate stints with Cleveland last season.The Indians currently have 17 non-roster invitees to 2017 Major League Spring Training camp. Related TopicsAdam MooreIndians Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Chile president will root for WCup team in Brazil

first_imgBachelet spoke at the team’s sports complex in Santiago and said goodbye to the players before they travel to the tournament. During a ceremony, the players gave her a gift of a signed red team shirt similar to the one that they will wear during the World Cup, which kicks off on June 12.Chile has one of the strongest lineups in its soccer history, including world-class players like Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez. But it also faces defending champion Spain and 2010 finalist Netherlands in Group B. Just reaching the knockout round would be considered a major success.“The challenge is huge because as we all know, we got a tough group. But you’re very talented,” Bachelet said.“Now we have to show on the field that it doesn’t matter if we come from a country located at the end of the planet, as long as we have talent and courage — and you have all demonstrated plenty of it already.”Chile’s recent record is impressive. It finished third in South American qualifying, drew with Spain and beat England in friendlies, and lost only two of 15 games last year.__Luis Andres Henao on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuisAndresHenaolast_img read more

Four days to go …

first_imgWorld Cup favourites choosing defensive-minded midfielders over deep-lying playmakersTHE most fascinating tactical development over the past few World Cups has been the increased popularity of the deep playmaker. Having almost become extinct around the turn of the century, it’s notable that recent World Cup winners have generally depended upon a great creative influence from deep.Take the past six World Cup winners, and they can essentially be split in half — the early three sides used defensive-minded water-carriers in front of the defence, screening and tackling rather than creating.Brazil’s 1994 side, for example, used Dunga and Mauro Silva, two players reliable with possession rather than genuinely creative. Four years later, France also played two in their final victory over Brazil, with Didier Deschamps deployed alongside Emmanuel Petit to the left.Christian Karembeu, a peculiar hybrid of a wing-back and a box-to-box midfielder, also shuttled up and down on the right of a very defensive three-man midfield.In 2002, meanwhile, it was back to a defensive Brazilian duo. Gilberto Silva played alongside Kleberson, who had replaced the more creative Juninho midway the tournament.Then, however, there was something of a revival. Italy’s creative force in their 2006 triumph was Andrea Pirlo, who depended upon Rino Gattuso to get through the running, and who played a relaxed, reserved role and created from in front of his own defence.Spain’s 2010 side used Xabi Alonso deep alongside Sergio Busquets, with Xavi Hernandez also dropping back to help out. More than anyone, Spain popularised deep-lying passers.In turn, that partly influenced the Germany side of four years later, who used Bastian Schweinsteiger, a technically gifted former winger, in a holding midfield role; their star midfielder was Toni Kroos, who played a little higher up, but in front of the opposition midfield rather than between the lines.So what of the 2018 crop? Well, for fans of deep-lying playmakers, things aren’t looking entirely promising. In a post-Pirlo-and-Xavi world, and with Italy absent and therefore denying us the opportunity to watch Pirlo’s successor, Marco Verratti, it’s clear that the majority of big sides are using more functional players ahead of their back four.Spain must be considered a slight exception. Their holding midfielder is Busquets, who clearly has the passing qualities to be considered a playmaker, and is absolutely wonderful at playing disguised reverse passes into attack, but plays a very safe, reserved role for Spain and leaves the creativity to more advanced players.In a 4-1-4-1 system, Spain’s most dangerous creators are Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Isco, who will look to receive the ball between the lines, albeit while taking it in turns to drop deep. Thiago Alcantara plays deeper but might not force his way into the side. Koke is another option.Germany, meanwhile, still have Kroos. He’s played all over the midfield throughout his career — as a No.10, as a true holding player, and has now established himself as a centre-left midfielder in a trio or a duo. It’ll be the latter here, with Sami Khedira pushing forward to the right, and Kroos dictating the play. Mesut Ozil, meanwhile, will play as a conventional No.10.The other big sides, though, are playing battlers in those positions. Brazil’s deepest midfielder will be Casemiro, who has showcased his passing skills at Real Madrid more over the past season, but is largely still a holding player who keeps things simple and allows others to shine.For Brazil, he and Fernandinho will protect the defence first and foremost, with the side based around combination play from four more attack-minded players.The fourth favourites, France, are a similar case. N’Golo Kante will play in an all-action defensive midfield role, and while he’s another whose passing has improved noticeably in recent months, he’s hardly an Alonso or a Pirlo. Indeed, France’s midfield is slightly lacking in creativity from deep, which makes the absence of Adrien Rabiot slightly confusing.Argentina, meanwhile, have the option of the talented youngster Giovani Lo Celso, but Javier Mascherano seems more likely to shield the defence, perhaps with Lucas Biglia, another destroyer, for company.Belgium are an interesting case. Kevin De Bruyne will start in an even more withdrawn role than he’s accustomed to at Manchester City, alongside Axel Witsel. But it seems likely that Roberto Martinez will push him forward against strong opposition, introducing an extra defensive midfielder.England, meanwhile, are taking an unusually technical side to Russia, but defensive midfielder is the area where they’re lacking creative spirit. Eric Dier is a defender as much of a midfielder, and renowned for his tackling more than his distribution. Jordan Henderson is about energy and pressing.There might be some rare creativity in deep midfield positions from relative outsiders. Uruguay, usually based around combative players in front of the defence, look set to field Matias Vecino and Federico Valverde, with the latter particularly talented in possession.Portugal’s Joao Moutinho, on his day, can spread play excellently, while Ivan Rakitic will dictate play from deep for Croatia, with Luka Modric higher up.But look elsewhere and the likes of Mexico, Colombia and Switzerland are all fielding defensive-minded tacklers rather than creators in front of their defence, and this seems more likely to be a tournament about No.10s.Leo Messi, James Rodriguez, Younes Belhanda, Christian Eriksen, Christian Cuevas, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Shinji Kagawa and Piotr Zielinski all look set to be fielded as conventional No.10s with two holding midfielders affording them that freedom.Tha, in itself should produce some good moments — but consistently good football tends to come from teams fielding deep playmakers, who can find more time in possession and engineer methodical attacks.The 2018 World Cup might be remembered as the one where the sturdier, more defensive and less creative midfielders made something of a comeback.last_img read more

Mesut Ozil’s future is uncertain at the Emirates

first_imgAdvertisement 2nmNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsvgmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecnvn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 592Would you ever consider trying this?😱2xojCan your students do this? 🌚zmvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mesut Ozil’s future is not looking very much certain at the Emirates. The Gunners renewed the contract of Mesut Ozil in this year with a weekly wage of £300,000. However, it is seeming that Mesut Ozil is nowhere in the plan of Unai Emery.Advertisement Mesut Ozil was not in the match day squad of the Gunners against Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter final of Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Previously, also Mesut Ozil was dropped from the squad of the Gunners. When, Unai Emery was asked about the injury status of Mesut Ozil, he told that it was a tactical decision.Advertisement Mesut Ozil was fit to start in this match; but Unai Emery did not include him in the matchday squad. According to the sources in the training Ground of Arsenal, Mesut Ozil was the only player in the squad who was not seen in the plan of Unai Emery.The relationship between Unai Emery and Mesut Ozil is worsening day by day. In the winter transfer window, the club management could think to offload Mesut Ozil. However, there might not be many suitors for Mesut Ozil in the transfer window as the player has an excessively high weekly wages in his contract. So, the situation might be really complicated for the Gunners in this January transfer window.Advertisement    Advertisementlast_img read more

Reins of leadership

first_imgBy Rebecca Skilton “Someone could go into the round yard with all guns blazing and the horse is going to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img