Bank of Canada announces finalists for the third annual Governor’s Challenge

The Bank of Canada today announced the finalists for the 2017–18 edition of The Governor’s Challenge, a competition in which university students simulate the role of advisor to the Bank’s Governing Council.

The five teams vying for the title of national champion represent the following universities:

  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Queen’s University
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto (St. George Campus)
  • University of Alberta

Governor Stephen S. Poloz congratulated the finalists and thanked all the students and professors who participated this year. “We’re now in the third year of this competition and I continue to be impressed by the ingenuity of students across this country,” the Governor said. “Monetary policy-making is evolving in real time and this competition has shown we have a bright future when it comes to tackling tomorrow’s economic challenges.”

More information about The Governor’s Challenge is available on the Bank’s website, or by contacting governorschallenge@bankofcanada.ca.

Notes for editors:

  • The competition began on November 21, 2017 with a first round of presentations by video conference; more than 100 students from 25 Canadian universities participated. The final round will take place on February 10, 2018 at the Bank’s head office in Ottawa.
  • Working in teams, students provided analysis and forecasts on developments in the economy. They then presented a monetary policy recommendation to keep inflation low and stable, in line with the Bank’s inflation target of 2 per cent. The judges evaluated teams on the substance of their analysis, the quality of their presentation and evidence of strong teamwork.
  • The team from McGill University won last year’s competition.

Dec 01, 2017: First A330-300P2F enters service with DHL

DHL Express has become the first operator to take delivery of the A330-300 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus. The delivery, which took place at EFW’s freighter conversion facilities in Dresden, following the successful completion of test flights in October and awarding of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in November. DHL Express has firm orders for eight A330-300P2F units in total, with additional options to receive another 10.

“DHL Express is very excited to be bringing the first A330-300 P2F into commercial operation within our international air network,” said Geoff Kehr, SVP, Global Air Fleet Management, DHL Express. “The first aircraft is scheduled to strengthen our Asia Pacific air network, bringing added capacity and increased efficiency to a market where we are seeing dynamic express volume growth.”

The A330P2F conversion program, launched in 2012, is a collaboration between ST Aerospace, Airbus and their joint venture EFW. ST Aerospace, as the program and technical lead for the engineering development phase, is responsible for applying for the STCs from EASA and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Airbus contributes to the program with OEM data and certification support, while EFW leads the industrialization phase and marketing for the freighter conversion program.

The A330P2F program has two variants – the A330-200P2F and the larger A330-300P2F. The latter is ideal for serving the international express B2B and e-commerce cargo markets, which typically have a higher volume and lower density. The aircraft can carry up to 62 metric tons over 3,650 nautical miles, while offering 20 percent more cargo volume and lower cost-per-tonne than other available freighter aircraft types with a similar range.

Nov 30, 2017: DHL simplifies air freight quotations and bookings

The quotation and booking service provides an immediate price for general cargo air freight up to 2,000 kilogram per shipment and offers two speeds of service through DHL’s Air Connect and Air Economy products. Customers can therefore select between different transit time options, giving them a choice between cost and speed of delivery.

Customers are provided with a comprehensive quote based on the pick-up and delivery location plus their shipment details including weight and dimensions. The quoted door-to-door all-in rate can also include import and export customs as well as cargo insurance.

This online quotation & booking service is already available in more than 40 countries around the globe including; USA, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, covering many of the major global trade lanes. Through the introduction of this service DHL Global Forwarding will become a digital industry leader by providing the most extensive offer of air freight services online.

The Online Freight Quotation & Booking service can be accessed via freightquote.dhl.com.

Nov 29, 2017: DHL Supply Chain places order for 10 Tesla Electric Class 8 Semi Trucks

DHL Supply Chain, the Americas’ leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced that it has placed an order for ten Tesla Electric Class 8 Semi Trucks. The transportation management leader, known for its futuristic technologies like Resilience360, is one of the first third-party logistics companies to order the trucks.

DHL Supply Chain will test the trucks, which will be available in 2019, at its customer operations in major U.S. metro cities. The trucks will be used for shuttle deliveries and same-day customer deliveries, and will be tested for mileage efficiency on longer runs from major markets to other DHL operations across the country.

“At DHL Supply Chain, we’re always thinking beyond today’s shipment – whether that be thinking about tomorrow, next month or two years from now when these trucks become available,” said Jim Monkmeyer, President of Transportation at DHL Supply Chain North America. “This is a revolutionary approach to trucking, and we want to be a part of it for our customers, for our employees and for our industry.”

DHL Supply Chain also plans to evaluate the trucks’ impact on drivers’ quality of life and job satisfaction. DHL Supply Chain’s 2017 talent gap research report highlights a supply chain talent gap that has the potential to spiral into a talent crisis. And according to the American Trucking Association, the shortage in drivers could double from 48,000 in 2015 to almost 100,000 in 2020.

“Factors like comfort and time on the road play a large role in driver job satisfaction,” added Monkmeyer. “While we always try to optimize transportation routes to allow our drivers to be home same-day, we’re also excited about the potential to bring our drivers the comfort and safety benefits that the Tesla Class 8 truck could offer.”

Deutsche Post DHL Group plans on being the industry’s driver of electromobility and market leader in green logistics. Its e-mobility initiative is also part of its ambitious GoGreen program, an environmental protection project that will help Deutsche Post DHL Group become the first logistics company to reduce all logistics-related emissions to net zero by 2050. Thanks to 5,000 StreetScooter e-vehicles, developed and manufactured in-house, and some 10,500 e-bikes and e-trikes, Deutsche Post DHL Group today operates the largest electric fleet in Germany. For the good of the environment and its customers, the company plans to replace its entire mail and parcel delivery fleet in the mid-term with electric vehicles that are charged with electricity generated from renewable energy sources.

Nov 28, 2017: Target met for 2017: 5,000 StreetScooters in service at Deutsche Post DHL Group

The target announced in April for the end of 2017 has already been achieved by the end of November: The world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, now has 5,000 StreetScooters in service delivering mail and parcels. After approximately 13 million kilometers driven, the results are very gratifying for the company. The electric vehicles, which have to stop and start again over 300 times daily on over 300 days each year, have proven themselves in the tough world of everyday mail service. Besides that, their costs for maintenance and wear are 60 to 80 percent lower than for similar conventional vehicles. In addition, operation of the approximately 3,700 StreetScooter WORK and 1,300 WORK L models results in an annual reduction of more than 16,000 tons of carbon emissions – an important contribution to climate protection and noise reduction.

“It all started in 2012 with a big idea,” said Jürgen Gerdes, CEO of the Post – eCommerce – Parcel division at Deutsche Post DHL Group. “Today, after 13.5 million kilometers driven we’ve proven that StreetScooter works. It’s working quite well, in fact – not only for the Group, but for customers outside the logistics industry in Germany and other European countries. Emission-free mobility has arrived and it’s here to stay!””

In addition to the 5,000 StreetScooters, around 10,500 pedelecs belong to the Post – eCommerce – Parcel division’s electric fleet. Of those, 1,300 e-bikes and 900 e-trikes are from StreetScooter, and their numbers continue to increase.

Nationwide charging station infrastructure, 100 percent “green” electricity

Accompanying the gradual expansion of its fleet of electric vehicles, Deutsche Post DHL Group has also expanded its charging station infrastructure nationwide, with the current number of charging stations in place able to meet present needs. After being recharged overnight at their home bases, the StreetScooters are ready for service on their delivery routes the next morning.

For several years, the Group has been using electricity from 100% renewable sources that satisfies the requirements of EU Directive 2009/28/EC and is certified by the EECS GoO system and the register of guarantees of origin at the German Environment Agency.

Sale of StreetScooter electric vans and pedelecs to third parties

As it does with the WORK and WORK L electric vans, the Group will sell pedelecs produced by StreetScooter to outside customers such as municipalities or small businesses. Prices start at EUR31,950 (minus a 4,000-euro incentive bonus) for the “WORK Pure” model of the electric van and EUR3,250 for the e-bike (“WORK Bike”) and EUR4,150 for the e-trike (WORK Trike”). Interested customers can also benefit from and purchase StreetScooter’s expertise in charging infrastructure.

Worldline strengthens its leading position in sustainability, moving up two positions in the Gaïa Index’s TOP 10

Bezons, November 29th, 2017 – Worldline, [Euronext: WLN] European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, has been once again recognized for the transparency of its extra-financial information and its outstanding performance regarding sustainability matters by moving up 2 positions in the Gaïa Index’s TOP 10 highest-rated companies. The Gaïa Index standards enable the assessment of listed medium-sized companies’ extra-financial performance and provide financial analysts with a reference tool to support their socially responsible investment (SRI) decisions. 

Ranked 7th this year in the overall Gaïa Index ranking of a panel composed of 230 assessed companies, Worldline confirms its strong leadership in regards to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) related matters. Worldline has also been ranked 7th in the category of businesses with more than 500M€ turnover.

Worldline has achieved its most significant performance improvement in the Gaïa Index in the social area, especially through its successful skills development strategy, its ambitious well-being at work program and its high involvement in diversity and equal opportunities related challenges.

Worldline has also improved and reinforced its stakeholder engagement approach, especially towards its suppliers thanks to its responsible procurement policy that aims to promote responsible behaviors and practices throughout its value chain.

In 2016, Worldline confirmed its ambition to be a recognized leader in terms of its commitment to sustainability by launching “TRUST 2020”, its long-term CSR program that aims to put trust at the heart of its ecosystem and to create sustainable value for all of its stakeholders. The first results achieved as part of this ambitious program concretely and clearly reflect the strong progress momentum in which Worldline is involved and demonstrate the full mobilization of the company to improve its CSR performance. The progress achieved through the “TRUST 2020” program has been widely recognized and rewarded by major extra-financial rating agencies in the last months and this new prize awarded by the Gaïa Rating once again reinforces Worldline’s credibility regarding CSR topics.

* About the Gaïa Index:

Gaïa Rating, an EthiFinance division, is specialized in the analysis and rating of ESG (environment, social, governance) of SMEs/ETI. Since 2009, Gaïa Rating has been conducting an ESG data collection campaign covering most of the listed SMEs in France. Based on this information, companies are rated on their level of transparency and performance. Rankings were established by category of turnover in order to reward the best players from a small panel of 230 SMEs/ETI listed on the Paris stock exchange respecting 4 criteria of size and liquidity. The ESG rating agency Gaïa Rating is used by leading management companies in their management process and investment decisions.

Sébastien Mandron, Worldline CSR Officer, states: “Our ranking among the TOP 10 of the best-in-class companies of the Gaïa Index for their CSR performance and our two-place progression in the Index demonstrate the effectiveness of the action plan implemented as part of our long-term “TRUST 2020” CSR program. This new recognition represents a great encouragement for our teams who have been strongly mobilized in this momentum of sustainable value creation for all our stakeholders.”

To learn more about our CSR strategy and our “TRUST 2020” ambition and commitments, please have a look to our 2016 CSR Report: http://csr2016.worldline.com/

About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with over 45 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing & Software Licensing including equensWorldline. Worldline employs more than 9,400 people worldwide, with an estimated revenue of circa 1.5 billion euros on a yearly basis. Worldline is an Atos company. worldline.com

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U.S. Air Force to advance its F-16 communications capabilities with next-generation radio from Rockwell Collins


Rockwell Collins’ ARC-210 RT-2036(C) will provide next-generation networked communications capabilities for the U.S. Air Force F-16
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  • First airborne V/UHF radio to be certified with Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 29, 2017) – A U.S. Air Force F-16 will be the first to be equipped with Rockwell Collins’ next-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) networked communications airborne radio, the first ever to include Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and support Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities.

The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) expands on a long tradition of highly reliable, secure communication capabilities and upon final certification from the National Security Agency, will begin deployment to warfighter platforms. The radio system is a part of Rockwell Collins’ TruNet™ family of products that ensures secure connectivity between ground and airborne units and complements the recently released PRC-162 two-channel manpack radio. Integrating the latest line of sight and networking waveforms, the ARC-210 provides connectivity for data, voice and imagery for both manned and unmanned applications.

“We heard, understood and are delivering the new communications capabilities being called for on the modern battlefield,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Users of the ARC-210 radio will benefit from the latest in secure communications technology, gaining a tactical advantage over the enemy.”

As the sixth-generation solution, the RT-2036(C) joins more than 45,000 highly reliable ARC-210 radios that are currently fielded across the globe.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

Rockwell Collins to supply next generation of forward observer training for Australian Defence Force


The Australian Defence Force will enhance forward observer training with dome and desktop trainer simulations from Rockwell Collins
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  • Twenty-four month contract will place training solutions in eight locations
  • Company has supplied to the Australian Defence Force for over a decade
  • Dome systems provide stunning visuals for students to transition into immersive training environments

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Rockwell Collins announced that it will supply and install eight customized domes and 11 desktop trainer simulation solutions for the Australian Army and Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) and Joint Forward Observer (JFO) communities.

“The JTAC/JFO simulators coupled with the Rockwell Collins FireStorm™ targeting solution provide a true train-as-you-fight and fight-as-you-train experience for the users,” said Jim Walker, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “This scalable solution allows students to transition from a desktop environment to high fidelity visual realism in a fully immersive environment in the dome systems.”

The Rockwell Collins JTAC/JFO simulators have been built from the ground up, utilizing innovative technologies from within the company and also by teaming with Australian companies Virtual Simulation Systems (VSS) and Titan IM Pty on core components for the simulators.

“We are pleased to have been part of the Rockwell Collins team in providing this world-class training capability to the Australian Defence Force (ADF),” said David Lagettie, CEO of Titan IM Pty Ltd. “The past four years of collaborative development with Rockwell Collins has allowed us to fuse our industry-leading technologies together in a single, focused solution for the ADF.”

The key benefits of the Rockwell Collins solution include ability to conduct JTAC and JFO missions true to the ADF processes within a highly immersive environment coupled with form, fit and function military equipment that provide real-time tracking and evaluation of trainees by instructors.

Rockwell Collins’ commitment to Australia dates back more than five decades. This fusion of industry leading technologies will be installed in seven locations across Australia over the next 24 months.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

U.S. Army to enhance AVCATT collective training system with upgraded Rockwell Collins helmet mounted display


A new version of Rockwell Collins’ SimEye™ Helmet Mounted Display will improve optical performance and decrease life cycle costs for the U.S. Army’s Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer systems.
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  • Provides the highest fidelity realism available with improved optical performance
  • Lower maintenance requirements for increased availability and life cycle cost savings

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2017) – The U.S. Army has selected a new version of Rockwell Collins’ SimEye™ Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) to be used within Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) systems. A total of 332 HMDs will be upgraded and is expected to be completed in October 2019.

The contract, issued by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), will improve HMD optical performance, increase availability and provide substantial life cycle cost savings due to lower maintenance requirements.

“We worked very closely with the PEO STRI to fine tune the HMD as technology continues to evolve,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training Solutions at Rockwell Collins. “This next-generation solution will provide the Army with the highest fidelity simulation available and at a lower cost to maintain.”

The SimEye HMD will be refined to include display and optical improvements to visual symbology, providing a boost to the already unprecedented level of realism. Along with a software update, the HMD upgrade will ensure the Army’s continued success in using the AVCATT to train their helicopter crews effectively.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

Allscripts to attend upcoming investor events

CHICAGO, Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) today announced that certain members of its management team will attend the following upcoming investor events:

  • Citi Global Mizuho Investor Conference (MIC) 2017, to be held Monday, December 4 through Tuesday, December 5 at the Lotte New York Palace in New York.  
  • 36th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to be held Monday, January 8 through Thursday, January 11 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

These presentations, if available, will be provided as a live webcast or audio recording at http://investor.allscripts.com under the “Webcasts and Presentations” section of the website.

About Allscripts
Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.

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Allscripts, the Allscripts logo, and other Allscripts marks are trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare, LLC and/or its affiliates. All other products are trademarks of their respective holders, all rights reserved. Reference to these products is not intended to imply affiliation with or sponsorship of Allscripts Healthcare, LLC and/or its affiliates.

For more information contact:

Investors:Seth Frank312-506-1213
Seth.frank@allscripts.com

Media: Concetta Rasiarmos312-447-2466
concetta.rasiarmos@allscripts.com