The Report also says that within that population increase, the senior population in Fort St. John is expected to increase by 124 percent.Peace Holdings says our area is facing housing challenges when it comes to senior housing and this is an issue that the Government should be focusing on.“The Fort St. John area is facing housing challenges in that it has an aging stock and limited options that can accommodate seniors’ evolving needs. This is certainly a hot button topic in other Northern B.C. communities and beyond, as housing affordability continues to be a hurdle faced by many. The aging population in Fort St. John presents a particular challenge, in that the issue of affordability is compounded with the unique needs of the aging population.”According to a recent report from Save Our Northern Seniors, it says there are 346 people living in Senior Housing, with 256 currently on the waitlist.In order to face this issue, Peace Holdings is in the process of designing a community in Fort St. John that is specifically designed for seniors.Through a series of open houses, Peace Holdings had the opportunity to listen to concerns from members of the public on what they feel is important when it comes to the need in senior housing. Assisted and supportive living was found to be the most important need that should be included in future planning.Source Peace Holdings Inc.Peace Holdings says they will continue to engage community members, and work with stakeholders and the Government in order to ensure we are changing and adapting as needed throughout the process.For more information on this Report and senior housing in Fort St. John, you can contact Peace Holdings at 778-580-7122 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace Holdings Inc. has released its Findings Report on Senior Housing in Fort St. John.Within the Findings Report, it focuses on the need, the opportunities, and the concept for senior housing.According to the Report, seniors are the fastest growing demographic in the area. They say the population of people in Fort St. John is expected to increase by 47 percent, from 34,513 to 50,893 by the year 2041.
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As a laser pulse moved down the tunnel, However, The move to a “cashless” economy will be accelerated by the Aadhaar-enabled biometric smartphones. she unlocks the piggy bank instead. 24, After long treatment, We have to take responsibility as filmmakers because what we put out there makes a dent, she says For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: July 12 2009 2:02 am Related News Many people believe that China will become the largest and most powerful economy in the world by 2050 Martin Jacquesa creative British Marxisthas just written a book When China Rules the Worldin which he says that Middle Earthas China regards itselfwill dominate the world China will dominatehe writesbecause it has always been a single statecenturies before nation states came into existence in Europe He also regards the overwhelming domination of Han Chinese (92 per cent of the population) as the reason why the communist state still commands loyaltythe Han see the Peoples Republic as continuous with the millennia old state Chinabelieves Jacqueswill not become a Western type liberal democracy It will chart its own path When I debated this issue with Jacques on July 3I demurredadding two caveats One was not to project the present into the future uncritically and to point out that strong as the Chinese state wasit could not deal with peaceful protest of students in June 1989 and had to bring out tanks No stable and confident polity needs to do that Now we have in Urumqithe living proof of the fragility of the Chinese state What happened between the local Uighur people and the immigrant Chinese was a communal riot such as India is well-used to The Uighur had heard that some of their fellow ethnics had been victimised in Guangdong province and retaliated against the Han Chinese who had migrated to Xinjiang province The similarity of this episode with Raj Thackerays fulminations against North Indian and their response to Marathi speakers in Bihar is uncanny But China did not have the usual democratic means to deal with differences So there were 156 dead and over a thousand injured The Hans attacked the local Uighurs and vice versa As usualoutsiders were blamedespecially Raqiya Kadeerwho has exiled herself to the US after suffering imprisonment for building a prosperous business in Xinjiang She is accused of plotting for Xinjiangs independence Police and army personnel were used quite ruthlessly and so farthe suppression seems to have worked Chinese President Hu Jintao left the G8/G 20 summit in Italy Maybe he could not face the shame of the police brutality covered by many TV cameras Or perhaps he was more worried than he showed But this must be an unprecedented embarrassment for him The Chinese brazened through the protests about the Olympic flame Tibet was in flames last year and this year it is Xinjiang They are both large and sparsely populated regions at the western end of China They were never part of the Han Empire The Uighurs are Muslim and the Tibetans are Buddhist Their religions make the Chinese Communist Party uncomfortable Their languages have been downgraded if not suppressed Their local culture is being set aside in favour of Han modernisation Beijing has encouraged the Han Chinese to move to these sparsely settled regions (the 8 million Uighurs in Xinjiang are about half the population) The trouble in Xinjiang or Tibet pales in comparison besides the multiple problems India has faced as a nationin Nagaland and the many other parts of the North Eastin Punjab with the Khalistan movementin Jammu and Kashmirthe Martahi Manoos in Mumbai and the recent riots against railway examinations in Karnataka The communal riots in 2002 Gujarat and 1984 Delhi have left much injustice to be redressed But there is a way of dealing with many of these protests by a combination of force and democratic dialogue China can deploy force but cannot have the democratic dialogue China is a strong but a frightened state It is too rigid to deal with real differences It can have a lot of infrastructuremake a lots of steel and cement It may go on doing that for a long time to come Yetit could also lose out to dissidence Like a Chinese vasethe state is strong but brittle Whether it breaks up or reinvents itself will be a fascinating question to speculate about in the years to come For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: January 1 2017 5:07 am Top News THE CHANDIGARH and Mohali police forces have registered cases in two separate firing incidents reported from Zirakpur and Chandigarh’s Sector 27 on Friday night The police said in both the cases a 26-year-old who is a former student of Khalsa college was the main accused and fired at the complainants On Friday evening in the first incident accused Sampat Mehra and another youth fired at two people near the Powercom office in Zirakpur area The police said that old enmity was the reason for the incident Watch what else is making news: “We have registered cases against two people We are investigating how many rounds were fired by the main accused identified as Sampat Mehra” said Zirakpur SHO Bhinder Singh A case was registered against Mehra at Sector 3 police station in Chandigarh Soon after the Zirakpur incident another firing incident was reported in Sector 27 Chandigarh This time as well according to the Chandigarh Police Mehra along with four others fired at a car The victim Sandeep Singh 23 also a former Khalsa college student and a Mohali resident was travelling in his Maruti Ciaz car However he escaped unhurt “One of the main accused who opened one round of fire has been identified as Sampat Mehra Others have been identified as Ankit Sudhir and Bali” said Jaspal Singh SHO of Sector 26 police station where a case was registered in this regard While Sudhir was arrested one more accused was yet to be identified According to the police Ankit and Sudhir are students of Khalsa college and Ankit and Bali are brothers Chandigarh SP Navdeep Singh Brar said that during the investigation it was revealed that the accused had few cases registered against him in Punjab “We have sent our teams to arrest the accused” the SP said For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | New Delhi | Published: August 2 2015 1:53 pm Actress Richa Chadha who is being applauded for her strong role in internationally-acclaimed film “Masaan” says ‘foreign stamp’ on a film is not needed to gain respect from Indian audience Related News Actress Richa Chadha who is being applauded for her strong role in internationally-acclaimed film “Masaan” says ‘foreign stamp’ on a film is not needed to gain respect from Indian audience “I don’t think Indian audience give respect to a film or an actor on the basis of any foreign stamp They respect the artist individually” Richa told reporters here In “Masaan” which won two prestigious awards at the Cannes International Film Festival this year Richa plays the role of a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy and how she overcomes all hurdles and changes her fate Share This Article Related Article The actress who walked the ramp of ongoing 2015 edition of Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) here for designer Reynu Taandon on Saturday says she credits Anurag Kashyap’s “Gangs of Wasseypur” for getting her into spotlight “I did ‘Oye Lucky Lucky Oye’ in 2008 but my role was not pivotal in the film After that I didn’t look for work in the film industry for sometime For me my first step into showbiz was with ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ Since then I’m getting good work” she added Meanwhile the actress is all geared up for “Cabaret” which also stars former cricketer S Sreesanth For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 24 2016 4:52 am Kapil Mishra directed that the inquiry be completed by July 27 Top News Two days after a 10-year-old boy fell into a ditch filled with rainwater and drowned near his home in Burari Water Minister Kapil Mishra ordered an inquiry into the incident Calling the incident “unfortunate” the minister said it could have been avoided “Such lapses which have the potential of endangering lives of citizens cannot be allowed to go unpunished Responsibility for the incident must be fixed Though the child cannot be brought back to life it must be our endeavour to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future It is necessary to find out the agency or official responsible for this so that corrective steps can be taken”said Mishra He directed that the inquiry be completed byJuly 27 Mishra added that the probe should look into the circumstances which led to the drowning the agency responsible for digging up the site and steps to be taken to prevent recurrence of such incidents The minister said he had sought a report from the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) over the incident which told him that “the site in question was handed over to the NDPL for construction of a sub-station a year ago” Justin Masih a Class III student drowned on Thursday after falling into an open pit allegedly dug up by the DJB Watch Video: What’s making news According to police Justin was flying a kite with his friends when he fell inside the ditch His friends raised an alarm and Justin was taken out and rushed to hospital where doctors declared him dead A case of negligence was filed based on a complaint by the boy’s parents For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsFilmmaker Christopher Nolan said he had no idea how famous Harry Styles was when he cast him in Dunkirk. 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then there is no looking beyond the khadi fabric. defence lawyers said the police had already interrogated them and there was no more need for custodial interrogation. SRK’s last release Raees was pitted against Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil making both the films lose out on box office numbers. Nobody is giving a pat on the back for delays. I got flak from my party for having said let’s give him time.
Raising money, particularly in a VC round with outsiders planning to join a startup’s Board of Directors, is often a founder’s first real introduction to corporate governance. A Board of Directors – the head governing body of a classically structured startup – approves all of a company’s most important decisions (including hiring/firing executives). Boards have fiduciary duties to the startup’s stockholders, which means that directors are entrusted to take actions that protect and maximize value for those stockholders, instead of looking out solely for their own self-interest.As fiduciaries, a Board is required to do things that might be painful to a particular person, but are essential for the well-being of the company as a whole. That includes replacing employees when their poor performance is hurting the company; including founder executives.So is it that simple? When startup Boards move to replace founders, is it always out of well-intentioned and principled fiduciary concerns for the company? Not quite. A Board of Directors is a powerful governing body entrusted with making very high-stakes decisions on behalf of constituents (like employees) who are often not nearly as well-informed and experienced as the directors themselves. That means power politics inevitably comes into the picture. This article is, in part, about the political games in startup governance that don’t get written about nearly enough.Performance, or Power?While performance can very well be the reason that a Board chooses to replace a set of executives, the desire to gain greater control (power) over management and the company’s decision-making is a potential ulterior motive. Disagreements between investors and common stockholders (founders, employees) can be annoying friction for aggressive investors who would much prefer to be able to issue directives and ensure they are unflinchingly followed.Where might these disagreements come from? Often differences in incentives.In a typical early-stage startup, first-time entrepreneurs and early employees are the largest holders of common stock. Unlike investors, the vast majority of common stockholders are not independently wealthy. They also don’t have a portfolio across which to diversify their net worth. So what little wealth they have is heavily concentrated in this one startup’s outcome. This affects their risk tolerance.Investors are in a fundamentally different place. They’ve usually already achieved some level of financial success. That’s why they can invest in risky early-stage startups. And they have a diversified portfolio of investments. Unlike common stockholders, investors also typically have downside protection: most of the time, equity investors have a liquidation preference and debt investors have first claim to assets, ensuring that they get paid back first. This subsidizes their ability to take risks.So one side (founders, employees) is not wealthy, not diversified, and not downside protected; while the other (investors) is a complete 180 of that profile, with existing liquid wealth and a diversified, downside-protected portfolio. This disconnect between common stockholders and investors (preferred stockholders) inevitably leads to disagreements on how to grow a company, who should lead it, how much risk is acceptable in doing so, and when is an appropriate time to exit. Those disagreements are inconvenient for investors, which incentivizes them to maximize their power (via a number of strategies) to push through their perspective, instead of negotiating with the “other side.”Tying this issue back to the topic of replacing a CEO: poor performance is sometimes the true motive for finding new executives, but other times gaining more power over a startup’s governance, in order to silence disagreement, is the real motive. Entrepreneurs are the most vocal representatives of the common stock because they are typically the largest common stockholders, and an extremely large percentage of their net worth is concentrated in that stock. Maximal “skin in the game” so-to-speak, including on the downside.Tying this issue back to the topic of replacing a CEO: poor performance is sometimes the true motive for finding new executives, but other times gaining more power over a startup’s governance, in order to silence disagreement, is the real motive. Entrepreneurs are the most vocal representatives of the common stock because they are typically the largest common stockholders, and an extremely large percentage of their net worth is concentrated in that stock. Maximal “skin in the game” so-to-speak, including on the downside.Professional CEOs, brought in to replace founding CEOs, can come to the table with very different incentives and different loyalties. They’re often more financially successful independent of the startup and have long-standing relationships with investors already on the Board. Also, because their stock is being issued later in the game, at a higher price, they are more incentivized to take a “big swing” for much more value appreciation, because a bust (the downside of that risky big swing) won’t hit them nearly as hard as those who’ve been grinding away for years to get the startup to where it’s currently at.Startup governance best practices. So how can common stockholders protect themselves from potential bad actors, and ensure that executive succession in their company is driven by performance, and not politics? Here are a few best practices our firm has observed across decades of collective experience:Do diligence on lead investors. Taking money from a lead investor means signing up for an extremely high-stakes, likely decade-long relationship. Treat it that way, and do your homework. Investors will often provide references for you to speak with, and that’s great, but obviously they are going to cherry pick the teams who will have the nicest things to say.Do some research, and get into contact with teams whom the VC has funded but weren’t on their reference list. Importantly, have conversations off-the-record, to the extent possible. In tightly connected ecosystems where investors can wield significant power, many startup teams will be reluctant to speak honestly unless there’s no possibility that word will get back to a bad actor regarding who spilled the beans.Be skeptical of “founder friendliness,” which has become a marketing strategy for investors.As the number of early-stage funds has expanded, competition for getting into desirable deals has increased accordingly. Looking for ways to differentiate themselves, investors have started competing on how “friendly” they can portray themselves to entrepreneurs. We’re not going to say this is inherently a bad thing, but understand that “friendly” marketing, medium posts and virtue signaling on Twitter do not change fundamental incentives. Last time we checked, the investors in VC funds still, rightfully, demand returns.Some of the worst actors we’ve seen put on a great public persona of “friendliness,” while we’ve seen entrepreneurs build great relationships with investors who are far more no-BS, straight-shooter types; acknowledging their misalignment, not buttering things up, and always playing above the belt.Make executive succession a discussion topic pre-closing.Before money hits the bank and contracts are signed, you should want to know how your investors really think about corporate governance and executive succession. Smart players often push entrepreneurs to rush financings with clever statements like “time kills deals” and “don’t lose momentum,” which allows them to get permanently on the cap table and on the Board without hard, honest discussions.When do founding executives typically get replaced in their portfolio? Are coaching / mentoring resources provided to ensure inexperienced executives get an opportunity to learn and grow before replacements are called in?What will the process of recruiting new executives look like? Will the process send the correct message that the new executives work for the entire Board, including representatives of the common stock, instead of being “owned” by the money? If so, how candidates get sourced and vetted should be discussed.Agreeing on foundational governance principles, and healthy, balanced recruiting processes can go a very long way to avoiding conflict in the future.Get independent advisors, including counsel.As we wrote in Relationships and Power in Startup Ecosystems, common stockholders are substantially disadvantaged relative to investors in terms of “relationship leverage.” By being well-connected repeat players, investors have the ability to offer executives, directors, advisors, and even lawyers, key “access” to deal flow and opportunities in order to buy political loyalty.Just as one example, if the law firm used as company counsel has a long-standing relationship with your lead investors and receives regular referrals from them, whom do you think they really work for? We’ve lost count of how many times inexperienced startup teams have been led to use a certain law firm preferred by their investors, only to find out years later that all the advice they’d been getting was biased and one-sided. See When VC’s “own” your startup’s lawyers.Given the substantial imbalance of experience and influence between startup teams and investors, and their misaligned incentives, ensuring that startups have trusted, independent advisors whom they can rely on is essential for healthy corporate governance. It’s the only way to level the playing field, and protect the early common stock’s valid perspective from being muzzled via clever political games.Given the substantial imbalance of experience and influence between startup teams and investors, and their misaligned incentives, ensuring that startups have trusted, independent advisors whom they can rely on is essential for healthy corporate governance. It’s the only way to level the playing field, and protect the early common stock’s valid perspective from being muzzled via clever political games.To be very clear, the point of this post is not to paint some exaggeratedly adversarial picture of the startup funding landscape. There are lots of great people out there funding companies, and they always respond favorably when startup teams exhibit reasonable caution in doing their homework, and ensuring they are independently well-advised. They have nothing to hide. Responses are often a key tell.Before asking for “friendliness,” demand honest discussions, time to do private diligence, and the right to be independently well-advised. Like any high-stakes, long-term relationship, transparency and balance are infinitely more valuable than smiles and platitudes.Jose Ancer (@ancerj) and Jeremy Raphael (@jraphs) are Emerging Companies Partners at Egan Nelson LLP (E/N), a Lean, World Class Law Firm delivering top-tier, scalable legal counsel to leading startups, without the unnecessary overhead costs associated with traditional firms. PREVIOUS POSTNEXT POST Filed Under: Advice, Management, Resources, Strategic Why Founder CEOs Get ReplacedJune 18, 2019 by AlleyVoice 157SHARESFacebookTwitterLinkedin