OBSI hosting info session on suitability and loss assessment process

Former MFDA rep permanently banned for suitability failures FCAC to probe banks’ complaints handling processes OBSI updates terms of reference The session, which is scheduled for June 14 in Toronto, will give investors the opportunity to ask questions, discuss the methodology, and provide feedback to OBSI staff. Pre-registration is mandatory by June 11. Investors should please email [email protected] or call Christina Vivani at 1-888-451-4519 ext. 2276. OBSI notes that the event mirrors sessions being organized by the Investment Industry Regulatory Association of Canada and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada for their members, and it asks dealers to attend the sessions organized by their self-regulatory organizations, rather than the one for the general public. Related news James Langton Keywords Suitability obligations,  Dispute resolutionCompanies Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) is hosting an information session for investors on proposed changes to its investment suitability and loss assessment methodology. OBSI issued a consultation paper last year, which set out its process for assessing suitability and calculating losses in assessing investor complaints. Earlier this year, in response to the comments received on the paper, it proposed a number of changes to those processes. Now, it’s organizing a public information session on those processes. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

The plight of a teacher – A glimpse into the Indian education system

first_imgगुरुर्ब्रह्मा ग्रुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुः साक्षात् परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः ॥Needless to say that everyone is well aware of this hymn, isn’t it? But is that really enough? Is life in India all hunky-dory just like the hymns that we recite?Let us all, for the next couple of minutes, peep into the Life of a Teacher, the cornerstone of our Idealistic Education System.Teaching has been a noble profession for time immemorial. To enlighten one’s path is a deed that is righteous in itself. Then why do the doers still suffer? Are they not worthy of the rewards? Where is the fault then?To blame the system completely would be hypocritical and inappropriate because at times we find the system red-handed and at others, the teachers.Faults of the System• Teachers at private institutes, more often, are not blessed with the rewards that they deserve, even after hours of dedicated lectures and satisfied students. I sense exploitation, don’t you?• They do not have the security of their jobs as such. Any moment or any day can turn out to be their Judgement day leaving them helpless without any job/source of income.• False advertisement by private institutes, to draw the attraction of students like moths to a flame, is not unheard of.• People, with no experience of teaching and no degrees to honk about, are given prestigious posts in place of the geniuses with numerous accolades and degrees to their names. Government has a stricter screening process now. The ones with the degrees are chosen.. but what about their teaching methodology? How long before that is considered as the main criteria for selection?• Teacher-student ratio is the worst and no improvement is seen even when unemployment glares into your eyes and laughs shamelessly at your blunders. Reason? Low education budget.. and where does all the hard-earned money of the citizens go?• Teachers should be respected by their students and colleagues alike and not shown their aukaat by the head of the institutes just because they are responsible for their bread.• Teachers, I believe, should be made responsible for the work that they do best i.e. to teach. Instead, they (Govt. teachers) are bestowed with other administrative stuff like census, mid-day meal reports, election duties and what not. Jiska kaam ussi ko saaje, duja kare toh.… bas bas bahut tezz ho rahe ho!Like I said, the system is not the only target to throw your allegations and accusations at. Teachers, too, are responsible.• Teachers, in order to taste the success with minimum efforts, falsely sparkle their achievements, half of which is not true.• More often than not, the methodology followed by them is not interesting and students tend to skip and hate the subject. It mostly includes exam oriented stuff and rarely conceptual.• Government teachers, owing to the regular payments shoved down their pockets, don’t really give a damn about the syllabus. Aur rahi baat unki training ki… woh toh gayi tel lene. But the cherry of the cake is that despite the decent income, many prefer to also engage in private coaching classes for that extra feather on their hats. Consequences – Bacche jo unke coaching attend nahin karte, unhe marks nahin milta hai.• Teachers ( in general) are not updated on various topics. Hence the trend of old school examiners scares the hell out of students because they are often adamant to adapt to the ever-changing answers. Hence the advice – Bacchon agar old examiner ho toh aise jawab dena. Like seriously?Having said the cons, it would be incomplete and insincere to not mention the contributions of teachers who have given their blood and sweat just to lighten the darkness, likes of whom are, Dr. RadhaKrishnan, Sri Swami Vivekananda, Savitribai Phule, Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and many many many more.• They were, are and will continue to be the only hope in the darkest alleys of people’s minds that have the slightest inclination for knowledge.• Many of them help students study for free. They even bear the finances of their children to give proper education to the homeless, books and other stationery like Anand Sir(Super 30) and Padmashree Rao (tea seller)• Not only do they teach, they even inspire us to learn more, making our hunger for knowledge insatiable, such is their enigma!The teachers and the system are to be blamed for degrading the education of students belonging to a country known for producing some of the brightest minds of the century. The consequence? It reverberates and affects not only the students but also the living of teachers. There are many Govt. and Private teachers, who yet deserve their recognition for the work they do. And yet so many who simply occupy the post undeservingly. And about the students? Well, that core debate remains for another day. For now, let’s ponder over this.last_img read more

Industrial gas safety – What is there to fear?

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Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgFri 09 Mar U 20 A Football Championship North, Venue: Claregalway Knockdoemore, (Semi Final ), Claregalway V Kilkerrin/Clonberne/Killererin 20:15, Ref: Anthony Coyne Wed 07 Mar U21 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Loughrea 19:30, Ref: Christopher Browne Sat 10 Mar Under 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Killimordaly, (Round 1), Killimordaly V Craughwell 11:00, Ref: Gordan DuaneUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Lackagh, (Round 1), Turloughmore V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 11:00, Ref: Richard McNicholasUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Bullaun, (Round 1), Sarsfields V Clarinbridge 11:00, Ref: Christopher BrowneUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Castlegar, (Round 1), Castlegar V Loughrea 14:30, Ref: Paul FahyUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ardrahan, (Round 1), Ardrahan V Tommy Larkins 11:00, Ref: Ger O’ConnorUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Oranmore, (Round 1), Oranmore-Maree V Michael Cusacks 11:00, Ref: Sean ByrneUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Sylane, (Round 1), Sylane V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 11:00, Ref: Adrian MooneyUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Athenry, (Round 1), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Ballinasloe 11:00, Ref: Karol CollinsUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Moycullen, (Round 1), Moycullen V Mountbellew/Moylough 11:00, Ref: Joseph McNamaraUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballyloughane, (Round 1), Liam Mellows V Cois Fharraige 11:00, Ref: Pat McGrathUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Cappataggle, (Round 1), Cappataggle V Carnmore 11:00, Ref: Trevor LohanUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Cappagh Park, (Round 1), Salthill-Knocknacarra V St Thomas 11:00, Ref: David EarlsUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Mullagh, (Round 1), Mullagh/Kiltormer V Rahoon-Newcastle 11:00, Ref: Seamus GoldrickUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Clonfert, (Round 1), Meelick-Eyrecourt V Kilconieron 11:00, Ref: Peter CampbellUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballinderreen, (Round 1), Ballinderreen V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 11:00, Ref: Ollie FlanaganUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 1), Padraig Pearses V Annaghdown 11:00, Ref: Tomas LallyUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Tuam, (Round 1), Tuam V Four Roads 11:00, Ref: Stephen DoyleUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Skehana, (Round 1), Skehana V Abbeyknockmoy 16:30, Ref: Charlie WardUnder 14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Indreabhn, (Round 1), Mchel Breathnach V Clarinbridge 11:00, Ref: Katie KilbaneUnder 14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Killimor, (Round 1), Killimor V Ballygar 11:00, Ref: Derek KellyUnder 14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Portumna, (Round 1), Portumna V Craughwell 17:00, Ref: Micheal KellyU21 A Hurling Championship , Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 1), Craughwell V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 15:00, Ref: Christopher BrowneKeogh Accountancy Group U20 A Football Championship West, Venue: Westside, (Semi Final ), St Michael’s V Salthill-Knocknacarra 16:30, Ref: Muiris Mac GearailtU21A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: St Brendan’s Loughrea, (Round 1), Loughrea V Liam Mellows 15:00, Ref: John RosneyU21A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: New Inn, (Round 1), Sarsfields V Killimor 15:00, Ref: Peter MurphyKeogh Accountancy Group U20 B Football Championship – West, Venue: Leitir Mor, (Semi Final ), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mor V St. James 16:30, Ref: Mairtn GriofaU20 B Football Championship – North, Venue: Brownesgrove, (Semi Final ), Cortoon Shamrocks V St Brendan’s 16:00, Ref: Martin CollinsU21B Hurling Championship Group 2, Venue: Abbeyknockmoy, (Round 1), Abbeyknockmoy V Portumna 15:00, Ref: James HoadeU21B Hurling Championship Group 3, Venue: Clonfert, (Round 1), Meelick-Eyrecourt V Cappataggle 15:00, Ref: Derek KellyU21B Hurling Championship Group 4, Venue: Cregg, (Round 1), Annaghdown V Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 15:00, Ref: Paul FahyU21B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Carnmore GAA Club , (Round 1), Carnmore V Ballinasloe 15:00, Ref: Pat McGrathU21B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Tonabrocky, (Round 1), Rahoon-Newcastle V Cois Fharraige 15:00, Ref: Conor QuinlanMinor A Football League – North, Venue: Glenamaddy, (Round 1), Northern Gaels V Corofin 16:30, Ref: Noel DempseySun 11 Mar Under 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Gort, (Round 1), Gort V Kinvara 11:00, Ref: Pat BrennanU21 A Hurling Championship , Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 1), Ardrahan V Kilconieron 10:30, Ref: Paschal SheehanKeogh Accountancy Group U20 A Football Championship West, Venue: Oughterard, (Quarter Final), Oughterard V Killannin 16:30, Ref: Kieran QuinnKeogh Accountancy Group U20 B Football Championship – West, Venue: An Spideal, (Semi Final ), An Spideal/Oileann Arann V Micheal Breathnach 15:00, Ref: Frank KinneenU21B Hurling Championship Group 1, Venue: Woodford, (Round 1), Tommy Larkins V Michael Cusacks 10:30, Ref: David DillonU21B Hurling Championship Group 2, Venue: Sylane, (Round 1), Sylane V Ballygar 10:30, Ref: Adrian MooneyU21B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ahascragh Sportsfield, (Round 1), Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Ballinderreen 10:30, Ref: Vincent BurkeU21B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 1), Kinvara V Salthill-Knocknacarra 10:30, Ref: Ronan StankardMinor A Football League – North, Venue: Monivea, (Round 1), Monivea-Abbey V Kilkerrin/Clonberne/Killererin 10:30, Ref: Martin GavinMinor B1 Football League – North, Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 1), Mountbellew/Moylough V Annaghdown 16:45, Ref: P.J. RabbitteMinor B1 Football League – North, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 1), Ballinasloe V St Gabriel’s 16:45, Ref: Martin FlahertyMinor B2 Football League – North, Venue: Headford, (Round 1), Headford V Dunmore MacHales 16:45, Ref: Gerry DalyMinor C Football League – North, Venue: Menlough, (Round 1), Menlough V Kilconly 16:45, Ref: Lloyd Kellyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more