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The service sector already employs many gig workers who work as independent contractors or freelancers, but up to a fifth of the future financial services workforce could also be gig workers, according to a new PwC report

PwC surveyed over 500 financial services companies worldwide and found that more than half (52%) expect to add more people on a gig basis in the next three to five years

The report predicts gig workers will do 15% to 20% of the work of a typical institution over the next five years, PwC said this will be “driven by continued cost pressures and the need to access digitally skilled talent”

“Many of the world’s most valuable companies have one thing in common: They understood the platform economy as a business model,” said John Garvey, global financial services provider at PwC US

“They have relatively few full-time employees and an increasing percentage of gig economy talent and skills that they can access when they need it, making companies far more innovative, nimble, and cost-effective,” he added

The survey shows that the most common problem cited by respondents includes confidentiality concerns (44%), lack of knowledge (43%), regulatory risk (42%) and general risk avoidance (37%)

The report also found that, despite the increasing availability of on-demand talent, most institutions still rely primarily on full-time and part-time workers

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Among respondents, contractors make up only 9% of the workforce, and gig economy talent only make up 5%

Crowd sourcing has more than doubled since 2018, cited by 50% of respondents, compared to 21% in the first survey, of which 80% of those who used crowd sourcing felt that there was a ” high value ‘to them organizations This is a significant increase from 39% who thought it would add value in 2018

PwC also noted in the report that “Skilling the workforce is a key element in improving productivity in financial services

“This includes better understanding the workforce, taking into account the platform economy and gig staff, and ensuring that employees are equipped with the right digital tools, expertise and soft skills to navigate the new normal of the business world ”

Nicole Wakefield, global financial services advisor at PwC Singapore, said, “Gig Economy employees also add value by instantly bringing in the digital skills financial services companies need to enhance features like customer experience and institutional resilience improve – Temporary workers are trained “

Meanwhile, union bosses have stated that a UK Supreme Court ruling that Uber (UBER) drivers should be classified as workers will have “a huge impact” and will affect people across the gig economy / p>

“The fact that this case has been brought to the UK Supreme Court shows that UK labor law is not working,” said Andy Chamberlain, Director of Policy for the Association of Independent Professionals

“There is an urgent need for clarity in this area to clear the confusion in the gig economy,” he added

Anyone who owns a smartphone, especially a latest-generation Apple iPhone (NASDAQ: AAPL), may be experiencing battery drain, and the company is aware of this and is developing a wireless battery to encase their iPhones and charge the devices, according to loud According to these sources, Apple has been developing the battery for at least a year

Investigation of an engine explosion on a jetliner taking off from Denver focuses on broken fan blades, a development reminiscent of a fatal failure on board another aircraft in 2018. A United Airlines-operated Boeing 777 had to make an emergency landing in Denver after one its engines had blown apart and spit out huge pieces of wreckage in suburban areas US. Officials said late Sunday that two fan blades in the Pratt & Whitney engine had broken off

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TORONTO – A Toronto carpenter who builds tiny wooden shelters for the homeless has asked the city to end the lawsuit against him. The city is seeking a court order to prevent Khaleel Seivwright from building his small shelters on urban land, To repair and relocate Seivwright, who began building the structures last fall, said the city should spend the money it uses on the legal battle to instead help vulnerable residents, “the city of Toronto should file their application against me and focus their resources and efforts on what is essential – sheltering people safely, “he said in a videotaped statement.” It’s February The city shouldn’t remove or destroy tiny shelters until real alternatives exist and COVID- 19 is under control “Homeless camps have popped up all over town when im ve Hundreds of refugees fled shelters in the past year for fear of catching COVID-19 Seivwright’s isolated “tiny shelters” are in numerous parks across the city. He garnered more than 200 on GoFundMe”With winter coming, I knew people would die without shelter, like every year in Toronto,” Seivwright said in a videotaped statement. “I started making tiny shelters The shelters I have built are a small part of a temporary solution to keep people alive until they have access to alternative housing, “The city said Monday that the provisional Order filed against Seivwright on February 12 stalls his motion states that its statutes prohibit camping and living in urban parks, proponents say that around 1000 people live outside and the city recently said it counted around 300 tents or structures in the city’s parks and canyons The city says the camps pose a security risk. Last week, a man died after a wooden structure caught fire is under further investigation and it is unclear whether the shelter was built by Seivwright The city said there were 253 camps fires in the past year, compared to 2019, an increase of 250 percent Seivwright cited the city’s legal action ” a distraction “” The problem isn’t the tiny shelters”The problem is that Toronto’s most vulnerable people are falling through the cracks,” he said. The city has made massive relocation efforts to reduce the population in its emergency shelters, which are mostly gatherings, by moving individuals to hotels and Homes have moved as well as permanent homes. There are currently nine emergency shelters with COVID-19 outbreaks According to the city, 149 people test positive for the novel coronavirus.A variant of COVID-19 has found its way into one of the shelters.This report by The Canadian Press was first published on February 22, 2021 Liam Casey, the Canadian press

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Chip and Joanna Gaines were among the business owners hit by Winter Storm Uri, the couple’s Magnolia Table Restaurant was flooded when a pipe broke during the brutal Texas storm, Chip shared a video of the damage and announced the The Magnolia Foundation of the Couple Texas Forever created to help others in uncertain times

OTTAWA – Canada’s House of Commons unanimously voted for a Conservative motion declaring the atrocities against ethnic Muslim Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province as genocide on Monday Liberal backers responded to the Conservative call for a largely symbolic statement to support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all but one of its ministers did not take part in the politically charged vote, which was largely via video and against the backdrop of the near-frozen relationship between Beijing and Ottawa. China has detained two Canadian men, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor The government and dozens of its allies claim the allegations are false in retaliation for the RCMPS’s arrest of Huawei Executive Director Meng Wanzhou in December 2018 Extradition Order Foreign Secretary Marc Garneau said he had registered a formal abstention on behalf of the government and made audible mockery over the video feed Garneau said before and after the vote that Canada takes genocide allegations against China seriously and wants them to be credible and trusted “We remain deeply concerned about appalling reports of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, including arbitrary detention, political re-education, forced labor, torture and forced sterilization,” Garneau said in a statement afterwards, “Free voting in parliament ensures that any member can make a decision based on the evidence available We welcome parliamentarians working together to discuss this critical issue. “Trudeau has stopped agreeing to American officials, human rights lawyers and legal scholars arguing that the violations constitute genocide, saying it is a charged word that needs careful use of But he has said that serious human rights violations are taking place in northwest China’s Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden will discuss China in his virtual meeting on Tuesday Dozens of Liberal MPs backed the Conservative motion, which was passed in the Commons with 338 seats by a margin of 266-0, while Conservative leader Erin O’Toole took advantage of the no-show to vote the Describing “coordinated absence” of Trudeau and his ministers as “shameful”, “O’Toole said he was not concerned about an economic setback from a Chinese economic superpower that was clearly angry at Meng’s imprisonment and criticism of MPs” Our values are not for sale and mr Trudeau had to send that message today, “O’Toole said. Liberal support came after Conservatives urged the party to support the party’s motion earlier in the day Conservative MPs Michael Chong and Garnett Genuis, along with members of the Uyghur community, called on on Monday on a conference call to support the government and suggest unanimity would send a strong signal to China Genuis, the critic for international development and human rights, said the Conservatives expected support from opposition parties to pass the motion to “recognize new democrats.” affirm that China’s measures of mass detention, forced labor, surveillance and population control, such as forced sterilization against Uyghurs and Turkish Muslims in Xinjiang, fit the definition of genocide, “said NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in a statement before the vote to the chairman of the Quebé bloc cois, Yves-François Blanchet, and a spokesman for the Greens said they were also on board MPs also voted for a block change to expand the motion to ask the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Olympics out of China If Genocide Continues On Monday, Chong denied claims by the Chinese government that no genocide is taking place in Xinjiang. China’s ambassador to Canada, Cong Peiwu, recently told the Canadian press that reports of millions of people in detention centers having committed forced labor, Sterilization and other abuse are simply unfounded. Chong opposed this rejection, saying there were tons of satellite imagery, smuggled videos and documents, reports of Uyghurs who escaped and undercover reports from major American newspapers to document the atrocities The Tories joined Calbinur Tursun , a Uyghur woman who has fled China and has spoken publicly against the Communist Party’s treatment of her people in Xinjiang. She spoke through a translator provided by the party and said the world did not believe the horror of the Holocaust until the “Yesterday’s Jews are today’s Uyghurs,” said Tursun. Two weeks ago, Tursun said the Chinese police had contacted them with “threatening texts and phone calls reminding me not to speak anymore “” She said she spoke publicly to save the lives of her relatives at home “What we see before our eyes is not complicated We see the existence of modern concentration camps,” Genuis said. “When you think of slaves who are forced To pick cotton, you might first think of pictures of the Antebellum South but this description also describes what is happening in Xinj Long Happening “This report from The Canadian Press was first published on February 22, 2021 Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press

Illinois Democratic Gov JB. Pritzker signed a major police and criminal justice overhaul on Monday that removes the cash-bail system, obliges law enforcement agencies to provide officers with body cameras, and tightly defines the rules for using force for law enforcement

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Philanthropist Calvin Tyler Jrand his wife Tina pledged $ 20 million to his alma mater Morgan State University on Monday The university said this was the greatest gift to an HBCU ever made by any of its former students

NEW YORK, February 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, has opened an investigation into whether the officers of Enable Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: ENBL) violated their fiduciary duties or federal securities laws in connection with the acquisition of the company by Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET ) Click here to find out more and take part in the promotion In February 2021, Enable announced that it had signed an agreement to be signed by Energy Transfer in an all-stock merger valued at approx Under the Merger Agreement, Enable shareholders will receive 08595 common shares of Energy Transfer for each common share of Enable.In addition, Enable Series A preferred stockholders will receive 00265 Energy Transfer Series G preferred stock, the deal is expected to close in mid-2021 Bragar Eagel & Squire is concerned that Enable’s board of directors oversaw an unfair process and ultimately agreed to an inadequate merger agreement, accordingly the company is investigating all relevant aspects of the business and aiming to achieve the best possible outcome for Enable’s shareholders If You Stock of Enable and are concerned about the proposed transaction or would like to learn more about the investigation or your legal rights and remedies, please contact Melissa Fortunato or Alexandra Raymond at investigations @ bespccom or by email by phone at (646) 860-9157 or by completing this contact form There are no costs or obligations for you. About Bragar Eagel & Squire, PC.: Bragar Eagel & Knappe, PC. is a nationally recognized law firm with offices in New York and California. The law firm represents individual and institutional investors in commercial, securities, derivatives and other complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country. For more information about the company, visit www.bespccom Attorney Advertising Past results do not guarantee similar results Contact Information: Bragar Eagel & Squire, PC.Melissa Fortunato, EsqAlexandra Raymond, EsqUntersuchungen @ bespccomwwwbespccom

Occidental Petroleum Corp, Diamondback Energy Inc, and a variety of smaller U with a focus on PermianS Shale producers said Monday that their first quarter oil production would be hit by a recent winter storm that turned millions off electricity in Texas, while natural gas producers have benefited from cold weather wells being closed, shale oil drills are on the losing side of trade as frozen pipes and tubes Power cuts are likely to slow a recovery in production Shale oil producers in the southern United States could take at least two weeks to resume more than 2 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil production that has been shut down, and some of that production may never return said analysts

PHOENIX, Feb 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – TILT Holdings Inc (“TILT” or the “Company”) (CSE: TILT) (OTCQX: TLLTF), a provider of business solutions to the global cannabis industry that includes inhalation technologies, cultivation, manufacturing, processing, branding and retailing, announced the order by the Subsidiary SH Finance Company, LLC of Ermont, Inc (the “Ermont Note”) to Teneo Funds SPVi LLC in the context of a transaction with third parties at customary market conditions in exchange for 1250$ 000 in cash and a portion of future Ermont Note collections The Assignment Agreement contains standard representations, warranties, and indemnities between the parties. “We believe the assignment of the Ermont Note is an essential step in addressing certain concerns that Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission over TILT’s control of companies other than wholly owned TILT subsidiaries, “said Gary Santo, President of TILT.” We look forward to hastening to secure final state licenses for our Massachusetts subsidiary, Commonwealth Alternative Care, IncThis enables medical dispensaries at our Brockton and Cambridge locations and adult use in Brockton and Taunton. “About TILTTILT Helps Cannabis Companies Build Brands Through a portfolio of companies providing technology, hardware, cultivation and manufacturing, TILT serves brands and cannabis retailers in 35 statesplus Canada, Israel, Mexico, South America, and the European Union. TILT’s core businesses include Jupiter Research, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary and leader in the evaporation market, focused on hardware design, research, development, and manufacturing and cannabis operations Commonwealth Alternative Care, Inc in Massachusetts and Standard Farms, LLC in Pennsylvania. TILT is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. For more information, visit wwwTiltholdingscom Forward-Looking Information This press release contains forward-looking information that is based on current expectations. Forward-looking information is provided to reflect information about current expectations and plans of management in relation to the future Readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for any other purpose. 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Investors can contact the law firm for free to learn more about recovering their losses Los Angeles, California – (Newsfile Corp. – 22 February 2021) – Portnoy law firm advises Ebix, Inc (NASDAQ: EBIX) (“Ebix” or the “Company”) Investors who the Company has initiated an investigation into possible securities fraud and may file class action lawsuits on behalf of investors, investors are encouraged to contact Attorney Lesley F Portnoy, by phone at 310-692-8883 or email: lesley @ portnoylawcom,

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World News – CA – Gig work becomes mainstream in finance

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