KUWAIT, July 06, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) today announced it has been appointed by Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) to provide a range of asset servicing solutions spanning global custody, financial reporting, securities finance, private equity administration, performance measurement and compliance monitoring.
AFESD, based in the State of Kuwait, is an Arab regional financial institution focused on funding economic and social development by financing public and private investment projects and providing grants and expertise to support education institutions, universities, professional and social associations. Projects financed by AFESD include infrastructures in electricity, communications and transportations.
“AFESD’s investment strategy continues to evolve against the backdrop of new markets and asset classes investment opportunities,” AFESD said in a statement. “It is important for us to have the data and insights to support our dynamic strategic asset allocations and decision-making processes, and on investment governance and reporting. Having a
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit our region, business structures also changed. Many corporate offices shifted to remote work or hybrid schedules, and many women were forced to leave careers behind to stay home with their children. The upheaval pushed many women to start their own businesses.
Nicole Cardone is one of the founders of Sarasota’s SorBabes, which makes and sells frozen sorbet bars. She’s no stranger to shifting gears in business. She began SorBabes after losing her corporate job during the Great Recession and has worked to make SorBabes fill grocery store aisles nationwide.
“Covid caused us all to pivot in ways we never thought,” says Cardone. “Sometimes you have to take risks for the good of your business, and other times, you are forced to change. Either way, never be afraid to change things up, or start from scratch.”
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DALLAS, July 5, 2022 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, announced its volunteer board leadership for fiscal year 2022-23. Raymond P. Vara, Jr., continues as the board chairperson and Michelle A. Albert, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA, is president of the organization for the fiscal year, which began July 1.
Vara, who is serving the second of his two-year term as the volunteer chairperson of the board, is the president and CEO of Hawai`i Pacific Health in Honolulu, Hawai`i. Vara has a long history of service to the American Heart Association in key volunteer leadership roles. He served as treasurer of the Association from 2015-19 during which he was responsible for the funds and securities of the Association. He has been the chairperson of the Association’s Corporate Operations Coordinating Committee, Business Solutions Oversight Committee and Budget Review Subcommittee, a member
By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contract between shipping companies and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers expired over the weekend. But both sides continued to talk and said they want to avoid a strike that could savage an economy already stressed by soaring inflation and supply chain woes.
The contract that expired last Friday covered workers at ports from California to Washington state that handle nearly 40% of U.S. imports.
“While there will be no contract extension, cargo will keep moving, and normal operations will continue at the ports until an agreement can be reached,” said a joint statement from the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
The ILWU is the union representing Pacific dockworkers, and the Pacific Maritime Association is a trade group for cargo carriers and terminal operators. Its members include such global shipping giants as Maersk and Evergreen Marine.
The advent of COVID-19 forced most industries to speed up their plans to service their clients or end customers more effectively – and in many cases, this meant accelerating their digitization strategies. The financial services industry has been no different, and during the pandemic, we witnessed an industry that responded rapidly to new demands and has emerged stronger and nimbler. One of the key technologies that assisted the financial services industry to address clients’ shifting expectations during the pandemic has been cloud services, neatly summed up by Microsoft as “the delivery of computing services – including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence – over the Internet (‘the cloud’) to offer faster innovation, ‑ flexible resources, and economies of scale.”
The Wipro Full Stride Cloud Services study was compiled using responses from 1,300 C-level executives and key decision-makers across 11 industries, of which 26
Kim Sejeong’s playful personality will be seen again as she plays the role of On Ma Eum in her new K-drama, Today’s Webtoon.
The SBS series, titled Today’s Webtoon, is the upcoming remake of the 2016 Japanese hit drama, Sleepeeer Hit! It explores to story of Goo Joon Young and On Ma Eum (played by Nam Yoon Su and Kim Sejeong, respectively).
On Ma Eum is a former judo athlete employed in a webtoon editorial department after suffering a torn ankle ligament following a tragic accident. But she faces struggles while trying to become a true webtoon editor.
The upcoming series also highlights the competitive nature when it comes to job postings in South Korea.
Ahead of the highly anticipated release, Kim Sejeong shone brighter again as she posed in the new stills.
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