NICO Holdings Limited ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgNICO Holdings Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stanbic IBTC Bank ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgStanbic IBTC Bank ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

NMBZ Holdings Limited ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (  2019 abridged results.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 Apopkans chosen for political leadership institute

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCentral Florida Political Leadership Institute Previous articleFlorida’s Constitution is stronger than Aramis AyalaNext articleUpdating Breaking News: Apopka game cancelled; no date set for completion Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Central Florida Political Leadership Institute Announces 2017 ClassThe Central Florida Political Leadership Institute (PLI) announced its 2017 class, which will be held this month. The innovative, groundbreaking program is designed to strengthen and equip the region’s future leaders with training prior to their decision to run for public office. Since its inception in 2008, 17 graduates have served public office in the Central Florida region. Twenty-one finalists were chosen from Central Florida counties including Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia.A selection committee made up of BusinessForce member and investors reviewed the strength of applications, conducted interviews and selected the participants, ensuring representation from a wide range of business, civic and community organizations across the Central Florida region. They include:Denise Beamer Florida Office of the Attorney GeneralRobert Agrusa is the Executive Director of BusinessForce, Director of PLI, and the incoming president of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce.Zane Beard Florida Department of Financial ServicesMelissa Byrd Orange County Public SchoolsRob Campbell CNL Financial GroupLyndon Carter Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A; Chair, Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC)Harry Ellis Next HorizonWilfredo (Will) Fonesca La Rosa RealtyMike Gorritz Avant Healthcare ProfessionalsEric Gray United Against Poverty Orlando; Graduate, Leadership Orlando, Class 66Lori Hagey Feeding Children EverywhereBrock Hankins Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist P.A.Amer Hatoum ACR Solutions, LLCSusan Makowski Orange County GovernmentNatalie Martinez Varela Align Public StrategiesKahalid Muneer Jupiter Properties, Inc.; Board Member, Orlando Economic PartnershipAmy Pennock Pennock Consulting GroupGonzalo Senior IRM-Investments, Real Estate & ManagementRaleigh (Lee) Steinhauer Greater Orlando Builders AssociationHeather Trick Jordan Law FL P.A.Matt Weber ROAR! Internet MarketingKari Whaley President/CEO, St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce“The Central Florida Political Leadership Institute trains those considering a future bid for public office on how to campaign, teaches leadership skills for effective governing and educates participants on the critical public policy issues that are affecting our community,” said Craig Swygert, chair of BusinessForce. “We are thrilled with the incredible diversity of the selected applicants and look forward to their thoughtful determination if elected office is part of their future,” continued Swygert, of Clear Channel Outdoor Orlando and a corporate sponsor of PLI.The 2017 PLI sessions will be held Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the GuideWell Innovation Center in Lake Nona. During the course of the bipartisan three-day session, PLI participants will hear from prominent local, state and national experts discussing a broad range of topics including – government, media, campaigning, fundraising, grassroots efforts, ethics and key public policy issues. Following the campaign school, participants will undergo numerous leadership activities throughout the year and important networking opportunities.Two of the 21 finalists are from Apopka – Melissa Byrd and Lyndon Carter. For the past several years, Byrd has been a stay-at-home-mother, raising her children and working as a private tutor and substitute teacher. Prior to that, she was the Title I director and first grade teacher at Forest City Elementary and a 1-4 grade teacher at Pace Brantley Hall. Carter is an attorney at the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A, and Chairman of the Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC).There is no cost to apply or attend. PLI is made possible by the support of its sponsors including AT&T, BusinessForce, Clear Channel Outdoor, Orlando Economic Partnership, and Universal Orlando Resort.For additional information, please contact Robert Agrusa, Executive Director of BusinessForce and Director of the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute at 407.907.8082 or via email at [email protected] Agrusa is also the incoming president of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more

Water Managament District provides flooding info

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter District website provides flooding information, links to prepare for stormsThe St. Johns River Water Management District’s website provides access to flooding information and other resources that can help before, during and after severe storms.“The district works closely with local governments year-round to develop improved flood management plans and to help communities establish and implement strategies to deal with floods once they occur,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Being prepared is among the most important actions each of us can take before a storm arrives. Our website is one-stop shopping for information about the storm, water levels and who to contact.”During a storm, the latest information is available on the district’s website, including links to flood statements and warnings, river stage and flooding data, and local government emergency contacts. Also included are links to the National Weather Service, Florida Division of Emergency Management and the U.S. Geological Survey’s interactive map of current conditions in the state.Florida’s many waterways and extensive coastline make the state especially vulnerable to floods. When hurricanes and other storms bring high volumes of rain in short periods of time, flooding can result. Partnerships between the public and government entities are necessary to minimize flooding impacts, protect personal property and assist flood victims during and after storms.Local governments are the primary entities responsible for emergency responses during storms, such as implementing state-of-emergency declarations, evacuations and rescue efforts during flood-related disasters.In the event of a tropical storm or hurricane, the district assists local governments by issuing emergency orders that allow for the pumping of water to alleviate flooding when public health and safety are at risk. The district also issues emergency orders to authorize repair, replacement or restoration of public and private property.During hurricane season property owners can protect themselves and their property by:Keeping debris out of storm drains and ditchesReporting clogged ditches to local governmentsCleaning out gutters and extending downspouts at least four feet from structuresBuilding up the ground around the home to promote drainage away from the foundationObtaining flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Previous articleOrange County Proposed Budget – $285 Million for Public WorksNext articleSamsung recalls millions of smartphones Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Big Hits & Dirty Play

first_imgBig Hits & Dirty Play Friday Jun 11, 2021 Awesome new Etzebeth montage will have Springboks fans psyched for Summer Lions tour A brilliant new montage has been put together of Springboks icon Eben Etzebeth in the build up to this Summer’s Lions tour to South Africa. Big Hits & Dirty Play Monday Jun 7, 2021 Melbourne Rebels do their best to wreck Bryn Gatland Bryn Gatland displayed some extraordinary toughness against the Melbourne Rebels as the fly half was on… Big Hits & Dirty Play Sunday Jun 6, 2021 Eye-opening compilation shows why Taulupe Faletau could harm Springboks this Summer Wales and Bath number eight Taulupe Faletau is poised to attend his third tour with the… Big Hits & Dirty Play Sunday Jun 6, 2021 Re-live O’Driscoll’s EPIC try-saving tackle in 2003 RWC quarter-final One of the most iconic moments of Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll’s international career came during the… Big Hits & Dirty Play Saturday Jun 5, 2021 AWESOME video shows the very biggest and best tackles of the 2020/21 season A brilliant new montage has been put together to showcase the very best tackles across the… Big Hits & Dirty Play Friday Jun 4, 2021 WATCH: Brutal footage of the fight between Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones Raw footage has emerged of the scrap between Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones and Jake Ball… Big Hits & Dirty Play Wednesday Jun 2, 2021 Botia to miss remainder of season after ban for Champions Cup final red card La Rochelle’s Levani Botia has been suspended for four weeks following his sending off in the… Big Hits & Dirty Play Tuesday Jun 1, 2021 McKenzie suspended while former All Blacks question if it was another ‘inconsistent’ call Chiefs playmaker Damian McKenzie has now been suspended following the much talked about red card he… Big Hits & Dirty Play Sunday May 30, 2021 WATCH: McKenzie red card leaves Chiefs captain in shock vs the Reds All Blacks star Damian McKenzie received a straight red card during Saturday’s Super Rugby Trans Tasman… Big Hits & Dirty Play Saturday May 29, 2021 Cudmore vs Hamilton: Two of rugby’s biggest enforcers Former Scotland international Jim Hamilton and Clermont legend Jamie Cudmore are regarded as two of the… Big Hits & Dirty Play Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next Last Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next Lastlast_img read more

13 Cooperative Housing in Lausanne / TRIBU Architecture

first_imgArchitects: TRIBU Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTRIBU ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLausanneSwitzerlandPublished on March 09, 2017Cite: “13 Cooperative Housing in Lausanne / TRIBU Architecture” 09 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 13 Cooperative Housing in Lausanne / TRIBU Architecture Save this picture!© Michel Bonvin+ 21 Share Projects 13 Cooperative Housing in Lausanne / TRIBU ArchitectureSave this projectSave13 Cooperative Housing in Lausanne / TRIBU Architecture 2016 CopyHousing•Lausanne, Switzerlandcenter_img Manufacturers: Mivelaz bois, De Siebenthal, Joux, Tschopp-ZwissigSave this picture!© Michel BonvinText description provided by the architects. This project is located in the district of Chailly in Lausanne, close to public transport. Realised on a area of the City in right of surface by the cooperative of the Codha. The project ic composed by 13 housings, a common room, a common room for events, a studio for student, a buanderie and external places of park. The future inhabitants participated actively in the design of the project, which made it possible to reduce building costs (for example by limiting the number of parking spaces to the minimum required by the regulation) and adapt the project to the needs by providing common premises. The large balconies serve as solar protection in summer, without cutting the solar contributions in winter. The crossing apartments guarantee natural ventilation, in addition to the “simple flow”. In the Minergie Eco logic, the typologies are repeated on a regular structural framework.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Michel BonvinAll these themes were discussed in workshops with the future inhabitants:- Construction Regulations- Private life- Common life- Mobility- Materials- Building physics- Structure- LandscapeSave this picture!© Michel BonvinSave this picture!plan 2Save this picture!© Michel BonvinProduct Description. More than very technical materials, the choice of architects and their client was based on the healthiest materials possible (no or less Volatile Organic Compound realeses for exemple). Those materials also had to have the lowest CO2 balance possible.This involves a search for techniques more traditional than truly technological as well as an increased supervision of the site.Save this picture!© Michel BonvinProject gallerySee allShow lessDubai Frame Approaches Completion Amid Allegations of Stolen Intellectual PropertyArchitecture NewsFull-Sized Hyperloop One Test Track Nears CompletionArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Chemin de Bochardon 11, 1012 Lausanne, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  Photographs:  Michel Bonvin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Housing Switzerland Area:  1372 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

8 corporate fundraising partnerships for February 2017

first_img4) Dermal Clinic & Changing FacesEdinburgh-based Dermal Clinic has chosen Changing Faces to be its first charity partner. The clinic will fundraise for the charity over 2017, to contribute to Changing Faces’ two inter-linked programmes: Changing Lives, and Changing Minds. 2017 is Changing Faces’s 25th anniversary and will see its first Face Equality Day on 26th May.Photo: (c) Wullie Marr/HPR Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Fundraising ideas 2) Warner Leisure Hotels & MacmillanMacmillan and Warner Leisure Hotels have launched a three-year partnership, during which time Warner aims to raise £500,000 for the charity. From February 1st, Warner will be encouraging its 3,000 team members based across 13 UK sites to get involved in fundraising initiatives for the charity. Warner will also be creating opportunities for guests to get involved. 7) Hobbycraft & Brain Tumour ResearchHobbycraft is partnering with Brain Tumour Research for this year’s Wear A Hat Day, which takes place on 31st March. Milliner to rock stars and royalty, Stephen Jones OBE [pictured], will be creating three one-off hats made from Hobbycraft products to celebrate the occasion while milliner Piers Atkinson has created a limited edition enamel brooch for the day. Funds raised from the event will go towards the charity’s network of brain tumour research centres throughout the UK.8) Sykes Cottages & PDSASykes Cottages has announced a partnership with PDSA that will see it donate 10% of the booking value of every holiday booked via the PDSA site to the charity. Sykes Cottages offers over 4,000 pet-friendly cottages and the partnership will allow pet owners to book one of them and benefit PDSA at the same time.  173 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 6 February 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Here are eight new and ongoing corporate fundraising partnerships for February 2017, with ideas for support including donations, staff volunteer days, and a range of fundraising events from bake sales to dragon boat racing, and roller skating to the sale of a limited edition enamel pin. 8 corporate fundraising partnerships for February 2017  174 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis56 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis56 6) Monarch Partnership & SeeAbilityMonarch Partnership has chosen SeeAbility as its 2017 charity partner. It will support the charity through a range of fundraising activities and through volunteer days. The partnership was launched with a simulation event at Monarch’s offices that was designed to connect its team with the issues that affect sight impaired people every day. 1) Briggs Equipment & Teenage Cancer TrustBriggs Equipment raised almost £93,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust last year. Through a series of activities throughout 2016, including cycle rides, marathons and bake sales, Briggs employees exceeded their £20,000 fundraising target by more than £3,000. The sum was boosted by a contribution from the business and a further donation by Briggs Equipment’s parent company Sammons Enterprises, giving a final total of £92,773. 5) Hamptons International & Cancer Research UKHamptons International has raised more than £200,000 for Cancer Research UK since 2013. For last year’s World Cancer Day, employees raised £14,000 by selling wristbands, local events and collecting at tube stations across London. The Donation Station saw all staff donate at least one bag of clothing, which Cancer Research sold in its shops, raising a further £11,000, while its annual ‘Relay around the Regions’ saw over 300 employees travel a total of 1000 km in different modes of transport, from dragon boat racing to roller-skating around all of the Hamptons International branches, raising £13,000. Overseeing these activities was employee Gabrielle Farrow who has been awarded a Corporate Charity Champion of the Year Special Commendation by the charity. 3) B&M Waste & Stick ‘n’ StepB&M Waste has pledged £4,000 to children’s charity Stick ‘n’ Step, and is also covering the costs for waste disposal at its centre in Wallasey. The money will cover the cost of child using the charity’s facilities and services for a year.Photo: Victoria Leelast_img read more

Under boycott pressure, security giant G4S announces withdrawal from Israel

first_imgAfter nearly four years of a global campaign of boycotts and divestments, including five months of weekly protests in New York, British-Danish security conglomerate G4S said on March 9 that it would sell its Israeli subsidiary “in the next 12 to 24 months.”G4S Israel, which holds contracts to equip Israeli detention centers and prisons, military and security forces, settlements, walls, checkpoints and other occupation infrastructure, had made its parent company the target of an international network of Palestinians and supporters.“BDS pressure is making some of the world’s largest corporations realize that profiting from Israeli apartheid and colonialism is bad for business,” said Mahmoud Nawajaa, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) National Committee, in a March 10 statement.G4S announced its withdrawal from Israel in its year-end financial report, which indicated a 40 percent drop in the company’s pre-tax profits. (, March 10)On April 17, 2012, the 38th annual Palestinian Prisoners’ Day and the start of a mass hunger strike by thousands of Palestinian political prisoners, the Boycott National Committee and prisoner support groups launched a global campaign against G4S because of its support for Israel’s occupation of Palestine and political imprisonment of Palestinians.G4S Israel, in which G4S holds a 92 percent stake, equips Israel’s Damon, Ketziot, Megido, Ofer and Rimonim prisons, which together hold over 5,400 Palestinian political prisoners, as well as its Kishon and Jerusalem detention and interrogation centers — notorious for the torture of thousands of Palestinians who have passed through them.The company also services Israel’s checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza Strip — including those attached to its infamous “Apartheid Wall,” ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004 — as well as its West Bank settlements and military and security forces facilities.On Aug. 3, the National and Islamic Forces, the national Palestinian prisoners’ movement inside Israeli jails, released a statement supporting the campaign.“We emphasize the importance of boycotting the security corporation, G4S, which supports the occupation and has established the closest relationship with it, as well as other companies providing similar services in this arena,” the prisoners wrote.The campaign against G4S has included boycotts of its services and efforts to force institutional shareholders to divest from its stocks.Because of G4S’ massive scale — with more than 623,000 employees in over 110 countries on six continents — the world’s largest security firm and second-biggest private employer (after Walmart) offers a convenient target across much of the globe.Broad global opposition to G4SAfter protests by supporters of Palestine, in 2014 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, followed by the United Methodist Church, sold their shares in G4S, and Durham County, N.C., ended its contract to provide privatized security guards at government buildings.Other activists have also targeted the company for its activities in the United States, which include running for-profit youth jails and holding, transporting and deporting migrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Last year, Columbia University and the University of California divested from G4S after students organized against their schools’ holdings in it and other companies that operate private prisons and detention centers.Internationally, G4S has faced growing losses as businesses, labor unions, student groups, colleges and universities, charities, religious institutions and local governments have refused to share in the company’s complicity with Israeli apartheid.At the end of February, massive restaurant chain Crepes & Waffles in Colombia ended a contract with G4S. The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund office in Amman, Jordan, did the same in early March.Showing the breadth of opposition to it, G4S announced its withdrawal from not only the Israeli market, but also its youth detention facilities in the U.S. and Great Britain.In New York City, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network has protested at 4 p.m. on most Fridays since mid-October outside the G4S office at 19 West 44th St.Like other parts of the global campaign to force an end to G4S’ Israeli contracts, these weekly gatherings will continue until the company’s promises are implemented.The next protest, on March 18, will highlight the imprisonment of Mohammed Abu Sakha, a children’s instructor and performer at the Palestinian Circus School and one of 670 “administrative detainees” held by Israel without charge or trial.“At a time when Israel is stepping up its campaign of mass incarceration as a way of repressing Palestinian society, G4S should immediately end its role in the notorious Israeli prison system, as well as its involvement in securing Israeli checkpoints and illegal settlements,” stated Sahar Francis, director of the Ramallah-based Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.“This latest news from G4S,” said Francis, “is welcome but it has no immediate effect on those facing serious human rights violations inside Israel’s prisons today.”Joe Catron is an organizer with Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDEC Excited, Cautious With USMCA Implementation

first_img USDEC Excited, Cautious With USMCA Implementation Home Indiana Agriculture News USDEC Excited, Cautious With USMCA Implementation By Ashley Davenport – Jun 29, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Former USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack speaks at Michigan Farm Bureau | Credit: Ashley DavenportUSDEC Excited, Cautious With USMCA ImplementationAfter years of negotiations, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will finally replace NAFTA on Wednesday.One of the biggest agricultural sticking points between the U.S. and Canada was on dairy. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that he will ensure Canada will live up to its promise for dairy reforms.That sentiment is backed by U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) CEO and former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.“He needs to keep a close eye on the Canadians because what they have announced and what they intend to do with reference to these tariff quotas does not appear to us to be consistent with the spirit of the letter of the USMCA,” he said.Earlier this month, both USDEC and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) criticized Canada’s allocation of tariff-rate quotas under the agreement. Vilsack said the goal of USMCA was to open the market to U.S. products for retail and the food chain.“It appears as if the Canadians are trying to steer these quotas into the current system that provides for a limited number of purchasers of products who don’t potentially need the product that we are now having a greater access for,” said Vilsack. “The result would mean potentially fewer sales anticipated.”USDEC and NMPF are asking the U.S. government to hold Canada accountable to enforce USMCA provisions as they were intended.“There’s demand out there for our product, but if we have to funnel it through the existing system, essentially we don’t necessarily get our product sold in the levels we think they’ve been called for,” said Vilsack. “This is a wake-up call—this is an opportunity for us to see how the USMCA is different than NAFTA in the sense that there is a provision that allows our government to call into question the performance and implementation.”The dairy industry is looking for business opportunities across the world. However, Vilsack said there is an air of caution within the industry on USMCA.“The bottom line here is that we’re excited about the implementation of USMCA,” he said. “We think that if it’s implemented as intended, it will result in additional market access. It’s important to keep an eye on our Canadian friends because they’ve done this before with other trade agreements where they’ve redefined the implementation stage in agreement which gives us less access than we thought.” Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleNot All “Meatless” Meats Good for Health, EnvironmentNext articleUSMCA, National FFA and More Unsettled Weather all on the HAT Tuesday Podcast Ashley Davenportlast_img read more