Providing funding and inspiration for Black entrepreneurs Luge Capital, a new venture capital fund specifically Investing in early-stage fintech companies and artificial intelligence (AI) firms that are focusing on the financial sector, has completed a $75 million round of financing to begin operations, the Montreal-based fund announced on Monday.The fund will focus on seed financing and series A funding investments worth between $250,000 and $2 million in fintechs that are looking for innovative ways to improve the customer experience, enhance efficiency, and to use AI and other data-driven approaches to decision-making. Keywords Fintech, Venture capital Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter johanswan/123RF James Langton Estateably expands to Alberta Wealthsimple raising $750 million in latest financing deal, valuation hits $5 billion Related news “We are looking for young mission-driven companies that challenge how the world interacts with financial services,” says Karim Gillani, Luge Capital co-founder and general partner, in a statement. “We invest in bold teams that demonstrate passion, manage risk and optimize for performance.”The fund initially raised $50 million from a group of investors including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Desjardins Group. It has since added Sun Life Financial, the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ and La Capitale as limited partners. It may expand further to $100 million in the next few months.“We have partnered with world-renowned institutions that bring considerable industry knowledge and resources to enable us to help entrepreneurs build their businesses,” adds David Nault, Luge co-founder and general partner. “In addition, our AI and data-driven companies will have the opportunity to partner with our investors to access key insights in order to build best-of-breed solutions.”“This specialized fund, created on an initiative of la Caisse, will promote the development of innovative technologies that will accelerate the digital transformation of financial services,” says Pierre Miron, executive vice-president, chief operations and IT officer at Caisse de dépôt, in a statement.Luge will also collaborate with iNovia Capital, Toronto-based venture capital firm, on co-investment opportunities and operations, the funds says in a news release.
Westminster City Council has taken its anti-idling campaign a further step forward with the launch of #Dontbeidle.The council passes on its thanks to drivers who have already signed the pledge and are making a noticeable difference.Says Andy Warrender, Coaching Manager at the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT): “Idling is still the biggest single obstacle CPT faces in developing new and improved facilities for coaches.“We have repeatedly been faced with a barrage of opposition when proposals are put forward, particularly where these are in residential areas, which are often the most suitable.”Visit westminster.gov.uk/dont-be-idle
Community Counseling ProgramThe Community Counseling Program (CCP) uses a holistic approach to assist people with overcoming some of life’s most difficult challenges. The CCP team is composed of licensed clinicians who provide short-term, nonmedical counseling to individuals, couples and families. Some of our areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, grief and loss, marital issues, parent-child relationships, communication and anger management. CCP also provides case management services and suicide prevention outreach through the Marine Intercept Program. CCP has two convenient locations and referrals are accepted via phone and internet request through the CCP website. Walk-ins are also accepted. CCP can be reached on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on the main side at 703-784-3523 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling CenterThe Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center (CSACC) provides a continuum of substance abuse treatment and prevention services that are individualized and tailored to meet the specific needs of Marines, retirees and their family members 18 years and older.Substance abuse treatment services are delivered in the form of group and individual sessions consisting of individual assessment and screenings, outpatient and intensive outpatient groups, relapse prevention groups, family support groups, individual counseling sessions and referrals to residential treatment programs. Our prevention services consist of early intervention groups and workshops that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals, units and commands. CSACC can be reached on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on the main side at 703-784-3502 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.Exceptional Family Member ProgramThe Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program for active-duty personnel who have authorized family members with diagnosed medical or educational conditions. The primary goal of the program is to ensure that military sponsors are assigned to locations where services exist to support the Exceptional Family Member (spouse, child, stepchild, adopted child, foster child or a dependent parent) residing with the sponsor who may require special medical or educational services based upon a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional hardship. The program also provides support services to include respite care, educational and informational forums on various topics specific to persons with disabilities, and a support group and volunteer network to families. EFMP is on the main side at 122 Neville Road. For more information, call 571-931-0524 and on the west side of Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, call 703-432-6442.Family Advocacy ProgramThe Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a command-sponsored program that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to preventing family violence and child abuse by protecting victims and providing prevention, education and treatment services. Through this approach, the FAP addresses risk factors; underlying causes and effects of family violence on both adult and child victims; and rehabilitation. Services provided on an ongoing basis include stress and anger management; relationship and communication workshops; conflict management; domestic violence groups for victims and offenders; and groups for children exposed to family violence. FAP also offers individual, marital and family counseling services. The Family Advocacy Program has two offices and can be reached on main side at 703-784-2570 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave., and on the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett. The 24/7 FAP Victim Advocacy Helpline number is 703-350-1688.Family Readiness ProgramFamily readiness is a combat multiplier, as important as individual, equipment and combat readiness. It is the ability of the individual Marine and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events through active and reserve service, and is supported by the enduring partnership between the unit’s Family Readiness Command Team and Marine Corps Community Services. It is an obligation between the Corps, the Marine and their entire family. The individual Marine is responsible and accountable for his personal and family readiness.The Unit Family Readiness Program is the responsibility of the commanding officer. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is responsible for supporting the individual Marine, their family and the Unit Family Readiness Program. Contact your unit’s family readiness officer or the trainer at 703-634-2765 or 703-634-2678 or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/index.cfm/marine-family/family-readiness.Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and SkillsLifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) is a volunteer, team-mentoring program designed by Marine Corps spouses. The program offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping spouses, Marines, children, teens, parents and extended family members understand and adapt to the unique challenges military life often presents. While the curriculum targets those who are new to the Marine Corps community, the information is very beneficial at all levels of Marine Corps experience. For information, contact the trainer at 703-634-2663 or visit www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org.Military and Family Life Counselor ProgramThe Military and Family Life Counselor Program (MFLC) provides confidential short-term nonmedical counseling and psycho-education services to service members and their families. MFLCs offer flexible services and may meet for services on or off the installation. For more information, call 703-414-9882/9888.New Parent Support ProgramThe New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a prevention and outreach program that offers in-home visits, parenting education, support groups, and information and referral for the Marine Corps community who are expecting a child or who are parenting young children up to 6 years old. It is designed to empower expectant and parents of all experience levels to meet the challenges of parenthood and military life. The NPSP Home Visitors are registered nurses, licensed social workers and licensed marriage and family therapists. The purpose of home visits is to provide individualized parenting education and support to parents of young children. The groups and classes include Understanding Pregnancy, Baby Boot Camp, breast-feeding support, Baby and Me, and Toddler Time. To learn more about NPSP’s many programs, contact the west side at 703-432-6442 in Cox Hall, 24009 Montezuma Ave., Camp Barrett, and on main side at 703-784-4248 in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave.Women, Infants and Children ProgramThe Women Infants and Children Program (WIC) program is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. Military families who meet program requirements are eligible to receive services free of charge. Participants in the program receive vouchers for milk, eggs, cheese, juice, hot and cold cereal, dried beans, peas, fresh fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, formula and whole grains. WIC serves pregnant women and children from birth up to age 5. WIC services are available on Monday and Wednesday in the New Parent Support office in Little Hall, 2034 Barnett Ave. For more information, call 703-792-7319 or email [email protected]
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Manchester United completed a club record 19th successive home league win – but few have been as unconvincing as this bloodless triumph over plucky Norwich which was the Barclays Premiership live match of the week on MultiTV.The visitors carved out virtually all the best chances, with Anthony Pilkington hitting a post and rolling a shot wide after finding himself clean through.Norwich were made to pay when Anderson powered home a close-range header midway through the second period before Danny Welbeck scored his third goal in a week, sliding in to finish off Park Ji-sung’s cut-back.United boss Sir Alex Ferguson spent a good proportion of the build-up extolling the virtues of his Norwich counterpart Paul Lambert, and explaining why Scots are such a significant presence in the top flight.Attention to detail clearly plays a huge part and Lambert had done his homework.Norwich did attack when they could and they were the better team for the first 20 minutes, although their best work was done around their own penalty area – and it did not involve the ball.Correctly assuming their opponents would dominate possession for long spells, the Canaries remained rock-solid in retaining two banks of four, which United found impossible to penetrate.The hosts were repeatedly frustrated, the unexplained absence of Ashley Young denying them a slippery customer on both flanks on a day when Nani was not at his best.Jones has already caught the eye this season but the 19-year-old needed to show maturity way beyond his years after Morison had given Evans the slip. Knowing Pilkington was completely on his own behind him, the teenager held his ground, denying an early cross, before lunging in on Morison and coming away with the ball.It was a textbook piece of defending, and a further evidence of why Ferguson felt so comfortable leaving Rio Ferdinand on the bench.A minute later though, Jones was beaten by Pilkington, who stepped inside the former Blackburn man only for his shot to strike Evans, allowing goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard to make the save.Having passed up so many chances, Norwich must have feared what was about to follow.Substitute Ryan Giggs floated over a corner, which was met by Jones and flicked on by Rooney, to Anderson, who powered home a header from close range.Still, Norwich refused to let their heads drop and came agonisingly close to a leveller as Pilkington’s shot deflected off Anderson, onto the post and back into the grateful arms of Lindegaard, who had been helpless.Norwich continued to threaten but after Morison’s goalbound effort was turned away by Ferdinand, Welbeck sealed the win with his third goal in a week before Rooney chipped narrowly over.In other Barclays Premiership matches, Mario Balotelli grabbed his chance to wipe out the memory of Manchester City’s Munich misery as Roberto Mancini’s men eased to victory at ailing Blackburn.Balotelli drilled home City’s second just before the hour and ran the home defence ragged in what was City’s perfect riposte to the midweek controversy involving Carlos Tevez.Adam Johnson’s wonder-goal and late strikes from Samir Nasri and Stefan Savic wrapped up City’s second half master-class leading furious Rovers fans to chant for the dismissal of boss Steve Kean.Despite accepting Edin Dzeko’s apology for his outburst at being substituted in midweek, Mancini had dropped the Bosnian to the bench and opted to give Balotelli his chance.It was an inspired decision with Balotelli looking by far the liveliest of City’s attacking options, particularly when Sergio Aguero limped off injured on the half-hour.Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor inspired Aston Villa to their first ever home Barclays Premier League win over Wigan.Agbonlahor scored his fourth league goal of the campaign to break the deadlock before the break and created the second for Darren Bent.Only a series of fine saves by Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi prevented Villa – still unbeaten in the league this season – from winning by a more emphatic margin.Villa boss Alex McLeish had called for his side’s creative players to step up to the mark – and they answered his call with Agbonlahor in particular back to his best and demonstrating the form which earned him his breakthrough at England level.Ahmed Elmohamady’s first goal for Sunderland spared manager Steve Bruce a mauling as the Black Cats pulled off a timely rescue job at the end of a difficult week.The 50-year-old was firmly in the firing line after his side conceded twice within a catastrophic opening five minutes as James Morrison and then Shane Long got West Brom off to a dream start.But as a chorus of “Bruce out” rang around the Stadium of Light, his players responded to drag themselves back from the brink of disaster.Nicklas Bendtner gave them hope with a 24th-minute strike, his first for the club, and Elmohamady followed suit within two minutes in a chaotic first half.A rejuvenated Sunderland enjoyed the better of the game from that point on, but were unable to make the pressure tell and had to make do with a point on a day when three were perhaps what was required.Both sides have now won just one of their seven Barclays Premier League games to date this season, and while there was a certain degree of relief among the home sections of a crowd of 34,815, there was a realisation too that things must improve markedly if they are to achieve their ambitions.Newcastle made it their best start to a season in 17 years with victory over Wolves at Molineux. Demba Ba scored his fourth goal in two games when he headed in Yohan Cabaye’s corner at the near post.Argentine midfielder Jonas Gutierrez added a superb second when he surged past four challenges to fire in low.Steven Fletcher headed in for Wolves late on, who were denied a penalty and what appeared to be a legitimate equaliser in stoppage time.Catch the full highlights including exclusive interviews in the English Premier League on the Football Show on Joy Sports on MultiTV this and every Monday from 7.00pm.