Blockchain-based Institutional Financing Enterprise-grade blockchain solutions platform, XinFin is all set to launch its institutional financial

XinFin Introduces Blockchain-based Institutional Financing Marketplace Alongside Pre-ICO Token Sale

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XinFin.org has announced the imminent release of its new institutional financing marketplace and XDC cryptocurrency pre-ICO token sale.

Blockchain-based Institutional Financing Enterprise-grade blockchain solutions platform, XinFin is all set to launch its institutional financial

BUZ INVESTORS   PRESS RELEASE Blockchain-based Institutional Financing  Enterprise-grade blockchain solutions platform, XinFin is all set to launch its institutional financial marketplace. The platform, fueled by native XDC cryptotokens offers all the goodness of cryptocurrency systems through integration of smart contracts between buyers, sellers, and financiers. It also facilitates instant cross-border payments and settlements using XDC. As a part of its development roadmap, the platform has also announced the upcoming XDC Pre-ICO token sale where all interested parties can purchase some of the Xchange Infinite Development Contract (XDC) tokens.

XinFin, through its institutional financing marketplace, introduces blockchain technology to real-world applications involving various institutions, projects, and transactions. The platform is designed to address the existing issues between industries, financier rating systems, and real-time settlement mechanisms. In order to fit the evolving needs of various existing business models, the XinFin team has incorporated several changes to the Ethereum open source architecture. These changes have resulted in the development of a blockchain infrastructure suitable for a private distributed network of participants spread across the world.



Blockchain-based Institutional Financing 

 

The growing XinFin network comprises of institutions seeking global or local procurements for their projects and suppliers with proven products capable of meeting the requirements, but lack sufficient reputation for financier backing.

Benefits of XinFin Blockchain Marketplace

The XinFin team has listed four specific benefits of blockchain technology which are leveraged by its marketplace for the following reasons;

a. To be an instant cross-border settlement mechanism through its native token XDC
b. To map smart contracts to real world contracts
c. To use XDC to incentivize financiers to fund projects with low buyer and seller rating
d. To build an equity exchange over XDC for projects that want to raise capital

The Head of Marketing for XinFin Alex Mathbeck, explaining the implementation of smart contracts for real-world applications said,

“We have interest from hospitals looking to acquire machinery, low-income countries who want to build their tourism spots, counties seeking efficient farming equipment, new techniques and cheaper ways to build rural roads and transport, and farming institutions that want training and e-learning programs or alternative ways to hedge weather risks.

Our team of over 30 financiers worldwide is working on mapping smart contracts to real-world contracts and laying the groundwork for all stakeholders to get the projects underway.”

Global supply chain financing today is either dependent on the ratings of sellers and buyers. There is no way to execute promising pilot projects based only on project viability with a low or non-existent buyer and seller ratings. Also, the lack of global real-time settlement and financing mechanisms makes it hard for both project creators and financiers to implement and fund the potential high-risk projects respectively.

Xinfin.org platform incentivizes the financiers by giving smart-exchange facility over XDC for equity investments and risk-hedging through the underlying inflation proof XDC token. The company’s target is to bridge the global $5 trillion infrastructure financing gap that has created a huge disparity between the rich and the poor. Currently, traditional fiat currency financing mechanisms allow projects with high rated buyers and suppliers to leverage their ratings multiple times. However, it totally ignores viable projects with a low or non-existent buyer and seller ratings.

Alex also explained the reasoning behind the choice to run XDC on its own private distributed network, stating,

“The latency time of public blockchains like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto coins makes it difficult to build any real-time payments dependent use case. We see great promise in the architecture that has followed, and XDC will be run on a private distributed network. It takes only 5 seconds to complete a transaction on the XinFin XDC network.”

The decentralized blockchain-based marketplace will not just be limited to the institutions but will also be open for individuals who want to take up the leadership in identifying and initiating projects, crowdsourcing for support and completing the trade and finance over the xinfin.org XDC network.

The underlying blockchain uses proof-of-stake mining, though a large portion of XDC has been pre-mined. The mining will be available to credible institutions worldwide. The architecture is derived from the Ethereum open source platform; However, it is entirely independent of ether and gas. Xinfin.org is releasing open APIs to use XDC as a settlement and payment mechanism for global remittances, reward points and trading of unutilized inventories.

About XinFin

The Xinfin Foundation is building a strong team of over 100 financiers, blockchain programmers, functional experts and business development personnel all over the world and all the team bios will be available at the time of marketplace launch. The project has opened its pre-ICO token offerings in limited numbers for its early backers. The native blockchain token XDC, powering the xinfin.org platform is being listed on various exchanges.

Visit XinFin Here – www.xinfin.org

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BUZ INVESTORS BitCAD Introduces Encrypted Smart-Platform Russian blockchain startup BitCAD has announced the launch of its new encrypted smart-platform and decentralized ‘Tectum’

BitCAD Introduces Encrypted Smart-Platform with Decentralized Trade Engine, Announces ICO

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BitCAD launches its encrypted smart-platform and decentralized trade engine. ICO to start on May 4, 2017

BUZ INVESTORS BitCAD Introduces Encrypted Smart-Platform Russian blockchain startup BitCAD has announced the launch of its new encrypted smart-platform and decentralized ‘Tectum’

BUZ INVESTORS  BitCAD Introduces Encrypted Smart-Platform  Russian blockchain startup BitCAD has announced the launch of its new encrypted smart-platform and decentralized ‘Tectum’ trade engine. The blockchain-backed unified operating system aims to streamline businesses and maximize efficiency by integrating various business processes on a single platform. The versatile platform is designed to suit a variety of business processes, and it is capable of managing currencies, digital assets, smart contracts, DAOs, etc. BitCAD’s offering also includes a state of the art mobile application for added convenience and efficiency. As the platform takes shape, BitCAD provides an opportunity for the investors to be a part of the revolutionary system through its upcoming month-long ICO, starting on May 4, 2017.

Led by founder and CEO Vlad Mitrofanov, the BitCAD team has designed a unique blockchain system. The encrypted smart-platform channels various arduous business processes through Tectum — the decentralized trade engine. Tectum trade engine, with multiple API integrations interfaces with the banking systems, insurance, trade platforms, exchanges, CRM systems, taxation, governance, and customs to provide a single window for managing, designing and analyzing businesses on the blockchain.



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BitCAD’s decentralized governance model places individuals, industries, non-commercial interests and government on an equal level. Unlike more traditional, top-down governance models, where governments make policy decisions, the multi-stakeholder approach used by BitCAD allows for community-based, consensus-driven policy making. Its purpose is to ensure compliance with all business conditions without restrictions, accessible by all levels of users. It also eliminates the role of financial and legal intermediaries by implementing smart contracts to efficiently reduce the time and resources involved throughout the decision-making and execution processes.

The BitCAD smart-platform will include smart contract templates to facilitate the management of the complete lifecycle of “smart” legal contracts which helps create a reliable, trustworthy partnership between counterparties. Other benefits of BitCAD smart contracts includes automated contract execution, dispute resolution, and arbitration services. The dedicated dispute resolution department on BitCAD implements a three-stage automated process. It involves electronic and story based arbitration or an independent impartial hired person with competence to resolve problems and complaints regarding the decisions, actions or omissions of BitCAD and the organization’s management, as well as unfair treatment of the participant communities from employees, board or representatives.

Smart Oracles

Smart Oracles on BitCAD provide a simple, flexible way to implement “smart contracts,” which encode business logic, laws, and other agreed-upon rules. Smart Oracles build on the idea of oracles, or entities that provide smart contracts with information about the state of the outside world and combine information gathering with contract code execution. In such a system, rules can be written in any programming language and contracts can interact with any service that accepts cryptographically signed commands. It includes, but is not limited to cryptocurrency networks.

BitCAD Mobile App

BitCAD’s innovative approach extends to include an all-in-one mobile application for all business processes. The app comes complete with a fingerprint or facial recognition authentication system. This new system scans the user’s fingerprints and facial features to prove ID, making the old ‘two-stage verification’ system employed by other business apps outdated in comparison. The app also comes with international digital language capabilities for users to create and finalize deals and agreements automatically. It also makes the whole ICO process more transparent, increasing the confidence among investors.

BitCAD ICO Crowdsale

BitCAD’s token ICO crowdsale will commence on May 4, 2017, and finish on June 4, 2017. The total number of available bitcad (BCD) tokens is 100,000,000, out of which the platform has assigned 51% for the upcoming crowdsale. Another 20 percent will be distributed among the founders, early backers, and the development team. Out of the remaining tokens, 2 percent will be allocated for post-ICO bounties, and the rest 27 percent of BCD will go towards marketing, promotional activities, community initiatives and more.

Starting May 4, 2017, investors and cryptocurrency enthusiasts can invest in the platform by purchasing BCD tokens with Bitcoin and Ethereum.

About BitCAD

Based out of Kazan, Russia, BitCAD is a unified operating system for the management, design, and analysis of businesses over blockchain. The platform provides a smart contracts-backed single window for organizations to conduct their everyday operations.

Visit BitCAD Here – http://bitcad.me/

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Ethereum — foundations of cryptocurrency and blockchain programming

Ethereum — foundations of cryptocurrency and blockchain programming BUZ INVESTORS BITCOIN PRESS RELEASE  foundations of cryptocurrency Cryptocurrencies are on the rise, and blockcha in protocols are taking the world by storm. Ethereum is an open-source public blockchain featuring smart contracts and which uses the Turing-complete scripting language Solidity. The open source Ethereum protocol was first proposed […]

Decred Releases v1.0: The World’s First Cryptocurrency of the People, for the People, and by the People

Bitcoin Press Release: Decred, a creation of Bitcoin developers, rolls out decentralized governance, claiming a first in blockchain technology. BUZ INVESTORS  Decred Releases v1.0 Decred is a cryptocurrency project and platform built from the ground up to leverage the will of its constituents to drive change. This approach eliminates the conflicts that arise when powerful […]

TODAY’S BUZWORD CRYPTOCURRENCY 4.13.17 Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

TODAY’S BUZWORD CRYPTOCURRENCY  4.13.17 A DAILY SOCIAL TRADING EVENT BUZ INVESTORS  CRYPTOCURRENCY  4.13.17 A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange like normal currencies such as USD, but designed for the purpose of exchanging digital information through a process made possible by certain principles of cryptography. Cryptography is used to secure the transactions and to control […]

BUZ INVESTORS BOScoin, a New Cryptocurrency Platform BOScoin Platform is a self-evolving cryptocurrency platform built on Trust Contracts. Trust Contracts, similarly to smart contracts, are immutable programs that can be run and shared on the blockchain. However, Trust Contracts’ key difference is their safety and readability

BOScoin, a New Cryptocurrency Platform, Introduces a Self-Evolving Blockchain Built on “Trust Contracts”

BOScoin, a New Cryptocurrency Platform, Introduces a Self-Evolving Blockchain Built on “Trust Contracts”

BOScoin – A self-evolving cryptocurrency platform built on Trust Contracts

BUZ INVESTORS BOScoin, a New Cryptocurrency Platform BOScoin Platform is a self-evolving cryptocurrency platform built on Trust Contracts. Trust Contracts, similarly to smart contracts, are immutable programs that can be run and shared on the blockchain. However, Trust Contracts’ key difference is their safety and readability

BUZ INVESTORS BOScoin, a New Cryptocurrency PlatformBOScoin Platform is a self-evolving cryptocurrency platform built on Trust Contracts. Trust Contracts, similarly to smart contracts, are immutable programs that can be run and shared on the blockchain. However, Trust Contracts’ key difference is their safety and readability. BOScoin’s also incorporated a self-evolving blockchain concept into the software. Many cryptocurrencies suffer from decision-making issues due to a lack of structure and transparency. In order to solve this issue, BOScoin integrated a decision-making system into the blockchain. Users can debate, vote, and implement changes to the software from within the platform. This self-governing process is aimed to promote the evolution and sustainability of the network.

BlockchainOS’ CTO Yezune Choi outlines the current state of blockchain, “The two primary issues that need to be solved in the blockchain field is the decidability of programs on the blockchain and the process of making decisions in decentralized networks. We have been working on these core problems for over 2 years and are now opening our research to the public.”




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BOScoin, a New Cryptocurrency Platform

The BOScoin Platform consists of multiple moving parts and can be quite complex in some areas because we adopt newly designed technologies to solve the issues. Put broadly there are the currency, the contracts and the decision making system. BOScoin’s currency, as you may have expected is called BOScoin. The contracts on the BOScoin blockchain are called Trust Contracts and the decision making system is called the Congress Network.

The Currency — BOScoin

BOScoin is a fixed supply cryptocurrency that will be issued over the next 128 years. Unlike Bitcoin or Ethereum, BOScoin sends a portion of the coins issued to a public account called the Commons Budget. Coins held in the Commons Budget can be used through the voting system to decide on future BOScoin policies. And since voting right is given to only the node operators who invested in the coin, the funds from the Commons Budget are likely to be used for the betterment of the coin.

The Currency’s Programming Framework — Trust Contracts

Trust Contracts are pre-defined programs or rules that users can create. Similar to Ethereum, the BOScoin team is also aiming to create a general purpose language on top of the blockchain so anyone can write, upload, and execute contracts. However, BOScoin’s approach is technically different from Ethereum. The BOScoin team believes security is the most important principle for smart contracts on the blockchain. As decentralized systems become more complex, these systems are bound to make mistakes and break. The failure of DAO project from Ethereum is the exact case of it.

BOScoin Team believes in importance of being cautious when dealing with digital assets. This is the reason they carefully selected the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and TAL-the timed automata language for the development of Trust Contracts. By using OWL and TAL for building contracts, due to the nature of the languages, the Trust Contracts can be mathematically proven to be trustworthy and operate without any unintended consequences.

Decision Making System — Congress Network

The Congress is the governance system inside the BOScoin platform. Many decentralized organizations suffer from a poor decision making process. This is why in BOScoin, all node operators are given a vote to decide on how to distribute the Commons Budget. With this vote, node operators can accept or deny proposals brought up from within the community. And anyone can make proposals for using BOScoin. BOScoin team believes this kind of democratic system is key to sustaining and growing BOScoin.

BlockchainOS, ‘a blockchain tech company in Korea’, announced the ICO (Initial Coin Offering) of BOScoin from May 10th, 2017 to June 20th, 2017. BOScoin, the first global cryptocurrency issued in Korea, is a cryptocurrency that utilizes the blockchain, ontology language, and timed automation technologies to solve persistent issues in decentralized systems. BOScoin’s presale in the domestic market already gathered over 2,000BTC (approximately 3 million USD) during a two month period. Learn more at: https://boscoin.io

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Buz Investors Lexaria Introduces TurboCBD - Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCQB: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (CSE: LXX.CN) (CNSX: LXX) (the "Company" or "Lexaria") announces the introduction of the TurboCBD™ brand of technologically

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Lexaria Introduces TurboCBD™ Brand of High Absorption Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Capsules

Buz Investors Lexaria Introduces TurboCBD - Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCQB: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (CSE: LXX.CN) (CNSX: LXX) (the "Company" or "Lexaria") announces the introduction of the TurboCBD™ brand of technologically

Buz Investors Lexaria Introduces TurboCBD – Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCQB: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (CSE: LXX.CN) (CNSX: LXX) (the “Company” or “Lexaria”) announces the introduction of the TurboCBD™ brand of technologically enhanced, high absorption full spectrum hemp oil capsules. Lexaria’s TurboCBD™ capsules are specially formulated with the finest American Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba for support of enhanced focus and memory, and reduced stress and fatigue.

TurboCBD™ capsules utilize Lexaria’s patented absorption technology and are triple tested for purity. They are made without the use of organic solvents and leave no hemp oil aftertaste. They are vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, nut-free and made in the USA. They will soon be offered for sale through California medical cannabis dispensaries and other select locations as the perfect complement to any cannabis regimen.





 

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Lexaria Introduces TurboCBD

Lexaria’s TurboCBD™ capsules are designed to work with the physiology of the human gastrointestinal system where minute quantities of long chain fatty acids like sunflower oil, combined in each serving of TurboCBD™ capsules, are thoroughly and quickly absorbed into the circulatory system for maximum effectiveness. In vitro and human focus study testing has shown increases in CBD absorption using Lexaria’s technology by as much as 5-10 times more than conventional preparations. Those studies also demonstrated rapid onset of action in as little as 15 minutes.

Lexaria intends to showcase its TurboCBD™ capsules at the upcoming 2017 World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh on April 21 and 22, which is expected to attract over 8,000 cannabis professionals including 1,200 physicians interested in the sector.

Lexaria is further researching other capsule formulations utilizing its patented absorption technology, each of which would be uniquely formulated to address specific market demands. Testing with Lexaria’s technology has shown equally good improvements in enhancing absorption and rapidity of action when working with THC as shown for CBD, and Lexaria continues to develop and seek opportunities to lever its technology for THC product applications through licensees in the USA, Canada and internationally.

About Lexaria

Lexaria Bioscience Corp is a food biosciences company with a proprietary technology for improved delivery of bioactive compounds. The Company’s lipophilic enhancement technology has been shown to enhance the bioavailability of orally ingested cannabinoids, while also improving taste. This technology promotes healthy ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness in active molecule delivery. The Company’s technology is patent-protected for cannabidiol (CBD) and all other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, and patent-pending for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), other psychoactive cannabinoids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules.

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Buz Investors PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE The Manitoba government is introducing companion pieces of legislation to protect the front-line services relied upon by Manitoba families, deliver better patient care through necessary

MANITOBA INTRODUCES CANNABIS HARM PREVENTION ACT

Legislation Would Provide Tools to Government, Enforcement and Public Health During Transition of Federal Legalization of Marijuana:  Stefanson

Buz Investors PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE The Manitoba government is introducing companion pieces of legislation to protect the front-line services relied upon by Manitoba families, deliver better patient care through necessary

Buz Investors CANNABIS HARM PREVENTION ACT The Manitoba government is introducing new legislation that would be focused on harm reduction and public safety as part of its ongoing preparation for federal legalization of marijuana, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

This legislation would be an early step by our government to target drug-impaired driving and prioritize the health and safety of Manitoba youth,” said Stefanson.  “As the federal government moves to legalize cannabis, our government is focused on the safety and health of all Manitobans.”

The federal government is expected to introduce legislation in the spring of 2017 to legalize and regulate non-medicinal cannabis use, Stefanson said, noting that actual legalization is not expected until early 2019.  Manitoba’s proposed cannabis harm prevention act would provide tools to government, enforcement and public health during this anticipated two-year gap, she said.




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CANNABIS HARM PREVENTION ACT

The proposed legislation would provide for significant changes to The Highway Traffic Act and related legislation to ensure police agencies are better equipped to deal with drug-impaired drivers.  Specifically, the new legislation would:
• allow for 24-hour driver’s license suspensions if a police officer believes the driver is under the influence of a drug and unable to safely operate a motor vehicle;
• require the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to determine if graduated licensed drivers who receive the 24-hour suspension should face further consequences;
• create an offence for consuming marijuana in or on a vehicle that is on a highway;
• require marijuana to be stored in a secure compartment – for example, the vehicle’s trunk – so that it is inaccessible to people in the vehicle, similar to the rules around open liquor; and
• establish similar restrictions and prohibitions related to marijuana use for individuals driving off-road vehicles.

“Drug-impaired drivers are a real threat to the public, which is why we support any mechanism governments can put in place to reduce the risk,” said Andrew Murie, chief executive officer, MADD Canada.  “Impaired driving is still a serious problem in Manitoba and across the country.  Manitoba’s legislation helps to send the message that driving under the influence of marijuana is dangerous and unacceptable.”

The Manitoba government first announced plans to develop a legislative and regulatory framework to address the dangers of drug-impaired driving, reduce harm to users, and protect children and youth from exposure to marijuana in the 2016 Speech from the Throne.

These interim measures would be re-assessed if new roadside tests for drug improvement are approved for use in Canada, Stefanson said.  Similar legislation allowing for 24-hour driver’s license suspensions is already in place in British Columbia.

The proposed legislation would also make changes to several other acts to ensure they remain relevant and appropriate including:
• The Non-Smokers Protection Act, that would prohibit smoking of marijuana or using an electronic cigarette in any enclosed public place or indoor workplace;
• The Public Schools Act, that would clarify that students using, possessing or being under the influence of marijuana while at school could still face disciplinary consequences even if the federal government legalizes marijuana;
• The Mental Health Act, that would ensure residential patients who are not allowed to receive illicit drugs will continue to be prohibited from obtaining marijuana; and
• The Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act, that would ensure the legislation continues to apply to individuals who use marijuana as a tool to exploit or traffic another person.




Buz Investors PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE The Manitoba government is introducing companion pieces of legislation to protect the front-line services relied upon by Manitoba families, deliver better patient care through necessary

PROVINCE INTRODUCES PROPOSED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PROTECT SUSTAINABILITY OF PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

 PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE

Buz Investors PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE The Manitoba government is introducing companion pieces of legislation to protect the front-line services relied upon by Manitoba families, deliver better patient care through necessary

Buz Investors  PUBLIC SERVICES, IMPROVE PATIENT CARE  The Manitoba government is introducing companion pieces of legislation to protect the front-line services relied upon by Manitoba families, deliver better patient care through necessary reform and bargaining unit restructuring, and guard against tax increases, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

“Our government inherited serious financial challenges and unsustainable expenditure growth,” said Friesen.  “It is clear that the status quo is not working and that ignoring the problem for years had put Manitoba on a path toward record deficits that threatened our province’s ability to sustain frontline services for Manitobans.”




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In seven of the past eight years, expenditures in Manitoba have exceeded revenues by a significant amount, leaving Manitoba on track to nearly double the province’s deficit to $1.7 billion by 2019, Friesen noted.

The minister noted the proposed legislation is part of a multi-faceted and ongoing approach to ensure the sustainability of front-line services across the public sector.  Early efforts focused on a complete reorganization of government departments and reducing the size of cabinet.  The next step involved a more responsive and effective management approach, to reduce a top-heavy structure initially in the civil service through streamlining and consolidation, a process that now continues across the broader public sector, Friesen said.

The minister noted Manitoba’s government continues to focus on sustaining and improving front-line services through greater consistency and certainty around public sector compensation costs while at the same time enabling better and more consistent patient care.  This legislation follows extensive pre-budget consultations with Manitobans and continuing dialogue with union leaders, he noted.  Other consultative work nears completion, through expert reviews of both Manitoba’s fiscal situation and the province’s health-care sustainability objectives.

Proposed new legislation called the public services sustainability act would:
• respect existing collective bargaining agreements and support meaningful collective bargaining;
• establish a rolling four-year sustainability period, beginning at the expiration of existing collective agreements, which establishes a framework for future increases to public sector compensation levels and fee payments for physicians that would set out limits on increases as follows:
– in the first two years of the sustainability period, unionized and non-unionized public sector employees receive no pay increase;
– in the third year, a maximum increase of 0.75 percent; and
– in the fourth year, a maximum increase of 1.0 percent.
• encourage employers and unions to jointly find ongoing cost savings which can be returned to Manitoba citizens; and
• adopt a balanced and measured approach, by:
– retaining increases resulting from promotions and periodic or performance-based increases within an established pay range;
– not affecting pensions; and
– not imposing wage rollbacks or unpaid days off.

The minister indicated the legislation would apply to an estimated 120,000 employees, bargaining unit employees and non-represented employees of: the government and its agencies, health organizations, financial reporting organizations, child and family service authorities and agencies, universities, colleges, independent offices, the legislative assembly, political staff and school divisions/districts.  The four-year sustainability period, and the percentage limits on pay increases for employees during that period, would also apply to physicians and other health professionals who receive payments under The Health Services Insurance Act, he noted.

Judges, judicial justices of the peace and masters, as well as other levels of government, including municipalities, would not be included within the scope of the legislation.

“Our government has been engaged for many weeks in a dialogue with union leadership and we remain committed to meaningful consultation with organized labour,” said Friesen.  “While we have not been able to agree on all issues, we have listened and considered the views of all those around the table.  We believe this legislation is a fair compromise that will allow us to achieve the sustainability of services that Manitobans expect through greater expenditure management, while preserving respect for the collective bargaining process.”

Accompanying legislation is also being introduced which would enable the restructuring of bargaining units to improve patient care while ongoing discussions with health-care unions continue, Goertzen said.

“There are currently more than 180 different bargaining units and collective agreements in the health-care sector,” said Goertzen.  “This reality adds administrative burdens and makes it challenging to ensure integrated, quality care for patients across our province’s health-care system.  The proposed legislation sets out a framework for us to significantly reduce the number of bargaining units and increase the flexibility necessary to improve the quality and consistency of patient care across Manitoba.  Our ongoing discussions with unions will continue, as we mutually explore additional opportunities for further improvements.”

Minister Goertzen noted the proposed legislation would enable changes that could be phased in over time, and emphasized that following the completion of the Health System Sustainability and Innovation Review and further discussions with health-care unions, additional information could be taken into consideration.

Proposed new legislation called the health sector bargaining unit review act would include:
• appointing a commissioner to oversee bargaining unit restructuring;
• designating employers organizations to enable the streamlining of bargaining units within each region and in particular, within the Winnipeg health region, which currently has 113 bargaining units;
• designating an employer bargaining representative with exclusive jurisdiction to bargain in order to ensure consistency in collective bargaining across all employers organizations and provincewide health employers including Diagnostic Services Manitoba and CancerCare Manitoba;
• reducing the number of bargaining units from 182 to less than 50 and set out relevant factors to be considered – beginning with operational efficiency and the promotion of health-care delivery – to ensure employees are grouped within the appropriate bargaining unit;
• enabling employees to choose which bargaining agent will represent them by requiring fair and democratic representation votes to be held where there is more than one union eligible;
• allowing seniority and service recognition to be portable, from the existing bargaining unit to the new bargaining unit, and ensure that changes in bargaining units would not constitute termination of employment;
• defining the appropriate bargaining units for each region and each provincewide health employer; nurses, physicians, medical residents, physician assistants and clinical assistants, professional/technical/paramedical employees, facility support employees and community support employees; and
• setting out a process for concluding a revised collective agreement.

“Pay and benefits represent approximately 73 percent of the province’s total health budget,” said Goertzen.  “When you take into consideration the fact that the health budget makes up nearly half of Manitoba’s total provincial budget it is obvious that we have a unique opportunity before us to work together to improve patient care while ensuring the long-term sustainability of our province’s health-care system for all Manitobans.”

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Buz Investors Manitoba Most Affordable Tuition Legislation is being introduced by the provincial government that would ensure Manitoba students continue to enjoy the lowest average tuition fees in Western Canada

PROVINCE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ENSURE AFFORDABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY OF POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

Students in Manitoba Would Continue to Have
Western Canada’s Most Affordable Tuition:  Wishart

Buz Investors Manitoba Most Affordable Tuition Legislation is being introduced by the provincial government that would ensure Manitoba students continue to enjoy the lowest average tuition fees in Western Canada

Buz Investors  Manitoba Most Affordable Tuition Legislation is being introduced by the provincial government that would ensure Manitoba students continue to enjoy the lowest average tuition fees in Western Canada and ensure the long-term sustainability of the province’s post-secondary institutions, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today.

“Our priority is ensuring Manitoba students have access to affordable, high-quality education at post-secondary institutions close to home,” said Wishart.  “Students want a post-secondary education that will allow them to develop the skills they need to secure rewarding careers upon graduation.  Our government is taking steps to ensure that Manitoba universities are able to provide a quality education while keeping tuition rates the lowest in Western Canada.”




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The proposed advanced education administration amendment act would:
• maintain Manitoba’s average tuition fees as the lowest of those charged among western provinces;
• enable universities to set tuition at rates that better reflect the cost of delivering programs;
• removes the unnecessary processes to review course-related fees, which the minister noted is an onerous provision that has not demonstrated value;
• allow the provincial government to deduct a portion of the grants to universities, if the average tuition fees in Manitoba are not the lowest among western provinces; and
• provide for a maximum permitted increase for tuition fees, set out as follows:
 – tuition fee increases to be limited to an annual rate of no more than five per cent plus the Consumer Price Index.

Wishart noted the proposed changes would come into effect for the 2018-19 academic year.  Tuition at Manitoba’s colleges and any college-level programming offered by universities is regulated through policy set by the minister.  He noted the province intends to amend this policy to reflect the proposed changes at the university level and maintain Manitoba’s average college tuition fees as the lowest among western provinces.  Additionally, the legislation would exclude tuition charged by the Canadian Mennonite University, a private degree-granting institution.  This provision is identical to the existing tuition legislation, he said.

The average arts and science tuition in Manitoba post-secondary institutions is the third lowest in Canada and well below the national average.  Manitoba’s post-secondary institutions have all told government the current tuition cap creates a major constraint on their financial sustainability, the minister said.

The proposed changes would achieve a balance between protecting the affordability of post-secondary education in Manitoba and reducing the administrative burden on universities associated with the annual process of tuition and fee approvals through government.  In addition, the new framework would help ensure Manitoba students receive high-quality education, now and into the future, the minister said.

The Manitoba government previously announced an increase in provincial funding available directly to Manitoba post-secondary students through the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative.  Provincial investments now totalling $6.75 million in 2017-18, will result in up to $20 million in scholarships and bursaries going directly to students each year, promoting affordable and accessible post-secondary education for more students throughout the province, the minister said.

“Our government is taking steps to keep Manitoba tuition the lowest in Western Canada while also providing additional support directly to post-secondary students,” said Wishart.  “We are committed to ensuring that Manitoba students receive the supports they need to achieve success on the path to graduation and beyond.”

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Buz Investors Status Introduces CommitETH The development team behind Status, the leading mobile decentralized web browser for Ethereum, is pleased to introduce CommitETH,

Status Introduces CommitETH: A tool for enabling community driven development models

Extending GitHub to allow for incentivized contributions to open source projects

Buz Investors Status Introduces CommitETH The development team behind Status, the leading mobile decentralized web browser for Ethereum, is pleased to introduce CommitETH,

Buz Investors Status Introduces CommitETH The development team behind Status, the leading mobile decentralized web browser for Ethereum, is pleased to introduce CommitETH, a tool designed to foster open source software development. Our hope is that CommitETH will not only create stronger incentives for developers to get involved with open source projects, but also provide greater utility to app tokens, and provide token holders with direct say in the development direction of projects in the ecosystem.

As the web continues its shift towards decentralized business models powered by blockchains and protocol tokens, CommitETH will play a vital role in the evolution of their governance models and decision-making processes.



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Status Introduces CommitETH

With CommitETH (https://commiteth.com/), holders of ETH, and soon ERC-20 tokens will be able to directly stake their holdings to drive the development of new features, the priority of bug fixes, and the implementation of integrations with other decentralized applications. This will have the impact of maximizing network effects and developer mindshare, expediting the rate of innovation and evolution across the Ethereum network as a whole.

At Status our mission is to make the decentralized web easy to access and interact with for all. The release of CommitETH marks the first step towards a decentralized organizational structure, by establishing a mechanism that will democratize our development, leading to a product created for the community by the community, something far more useful than we could build on our own.

The first release runs on the Ropsten Testnet, and developers and open source communities are encouraged to experiment and provide feedback.

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Buz Investors Galaxy A5 Samsung Electronics Canada announced the addition to the Galaxy A series at CES 2017 in Las Vegas: the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 smartphone, with refinements that deliver a beautiful design, powerful performance and ultimate convenience.

Samsung Introduces Stylish, Powerful and Practical Galaxy A5 with Enhanced Camera

Samsung Introduces Stylish, Powerful and Practical Galaxy A5 with Enhanced Camera

Samsung delivers intuitive innovation with the latest addition to the Galaxy A smartphone series

Buz Investors Galaxy A5 Samsung Electronics Canada announced the addition to the Galaxy A series at CES 2017 in Las Vegas: the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 smartphone, with refinements that deliver a beautiful design, powerful performance and ultimate convenience.

Buz Investors Galaxy A5 Samsung Electronics Canada announced the addition to the Galaxy A series at CES 2017 in Las Vegas: the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5 smartphone, with refinements that deliver a beautiful design, powerful performance and ultimate convenience.

“At Samsung, we want to ensure Canadians have access to the latest innovation to get them closer to what they are passionate about,” said Paul Brannen, COO and Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. “The Galaxy A5 is a testament to this; we integrated our unique approach to design with features Canadians have come to love to provide added performance to fit their connected lives.”

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Galaxy A5 

 

Crafted with premium metal and glass, the Galaxy A5 seamlessly fuses 3D glass and a metal frame with a modern finish. Zero camera protrusion on the front and back complete its sleek, attractive design. The Galaxy A5 is available in two stylish colours: Black Sky and Blue Mist.

Capture important memories with the enhanced front and rear 16-megapixel cameras, which are now stable with accurate autofocus, resulting in vibrant and clear photos, including selfie in low-light conditions. With the Galaxy A5, taking selfies is now super easy. The 16MP front and rear cameras with Light+ Camera ensure your shots are clear and bright, even in low-light environments. The new Floating Camera Button helps you comfortably take selfies with one hand and the front flash ensures brightness, even when captured in dark settings. The camera on the Galaxy A5 offers a simplified UX design, including easy swipe to quickly change modes or instant filters to activate picture effects. Users can leverage modes such as the Food Mode, to optimize photos and enhance the colour of images.

Galaxy A5 takes the hassle out of everyday tasks. The smartphone offers IP68 water and dust resistance1, allowing it to better withstand the elements, including rain, sweat, sand and dust, making the device suitable for a variety of activities.

The Galaxy A5 provides more memory with expandable storage with microSD support up to 256GB. With a longer battery life to keep up with users’ active lifestyles and Fast Charge, the device powers up in no time. The Galaxy A5 is equipped with reversible USB Type-C port for easy connectivity, including hassle-free charging. It also features Always On Display so users can quickly glance at the time and calendar without waking up the device, saving time and battery.

Samsung Cloud allows users to easily back up data and images, and with security top-of-mind, they can also separate private data and keep the contents safe in a Secure Folder, which supports biometric authentication.

About Samsung Electronics Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras and digital appliances. In 2016, Samsung was ranked in the top 10 most influential and reputable brands in Canada, based on studies by Ipsos Reid & Leger. Committed to helping Canadians live connected and make a difference, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children’s education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country.

 

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) hands-on

Rumors about Samsung Galaxy are going wild all the time and people tend to be a bit too critical. But there are some devices which deserve some love for their simplicity.

We are talking about the new A-series that were silently launched in the beginning of January. Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) didn’t receive quite the attention they actually deserve but we guess it would take some time until Samsung’s first rate marketing engine kicks into a higher gear. And that won’t happen on all markets as the new A-series is not available everywhere on the same terms i.e. the A7 (2017) will not appear in Europe.

We got our hands on Galaxy A5 (2017) and before jumping in our labs to perform our usual tests, we decided to share our first impressions.

 

 

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