News / DSV buys Dutch e-commerce specialist, as Dubai launches forwarding firm

first_img By Alex Lennane 04/09/2018 S&H’s Hans Elshout and Peter van der Maas, DSV, sign the agreement It will be headed by Peter van der Mass, currently executive vice president of DSV Solutions, as S&H CEO and founder Hans Elshout steps down, although he will continue to advise DSV.DSV said the acquisition would enable it to offer wider e-fulfilment services.“We have been on the lookout for a suitable add-on acquisition to boost our capabilities within e-commerce, specifically multi-channel fulfilment,” said DSV Solutions CEO Brian Ejsing. “S&H is a great fit for DSV.”Mr van der Maas added: “S&H has a unique value proposition supported by a sophisticated and flexible IT system making multi-channel fulfilment simple.”In other forwarding news, the Investment Corporation of Dubai has launched ISS Global Forwarding, a logistics company borne out of Inchcape Shipping Services.Headquartered at the Dubai Airport Free Zone, it will focus on freight forwarding, contract logistics and project/oil and gas logistics, and be present initially in 18 countries, mainly in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. However, it plans to expand into Asia Pacific, China and Singapore.Industry veteran Enver Moretti, formerly EMEA CEO of DHL Global Forwarding and president of DHL subsidiary Danzas, is to lead the new company.“We are establishing ourselves as a regional powerhouse and our aspiration is to be recognised within the supply chain logistics industry as a customer-centric organisation,” he said.center_img DSV has expanded again by acquiring a Dutch e-commerce specialist.It announced on Tuesday it had bought multichannel fulfilment specialist S&H, a company with some 120 employees.It was likely to be priced at between $50m and $60m, based on The Loadstar’s calculations, which equates to up to 0.4% of DSV’s current market cap – so not exactly the big acquisition the market has been waiting for from DSV.S&H will retain its independence as a standalone company, but under the name DSV Multi-channel Fulfilment.last_img read more

‘Only for the wealthy’: Airlines slam UK foreign travel rules

first_imgThursday was busiest day of air travel since start of pandemic May 9, 2021 Advertisement Biden administration to restrict travel from India May 3, 2021 UNITED KINGDOM / CNN — Airlines based in the United Kingdom are arguing that expensive mandatory coronavirus tests will make vacations and family visits unaffordable for everyone but the rich.The UK government unveiled the “traffic signal” framework on Friday — allowing Brits to travel to “green” countries that are low risk as long as they take a COVID-19 test when they return home. The government is requiring expensive PCR tests — each one costing about £120 ($165), adding £480 ($660) to the travel bill for a family of four.Travel from the United Kingdom has been banned for months except for people with a “reasonable excuse.” But foreign trips could return as soon as May 17 under the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions introduced in January.“The insistence on expensive and unnecessary PCR testing rather than rapid testing — even for low-risk countries — will pose an unsustainable burden on passengers, making travel unviable and unaffordable for many people,” said Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, which represents carriers including British Airways, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic. Advertisement“It is also a further setback for an industry on its knees,” he added.Virgin Atlantic CEO Shai Weiss said that travel to and from “green” countries should be unrestricted without testing.The testing and quarantine requirements could deter many Brits from traveling abroad, meaning a second consecutive summer without the quick and easy budget getaways to countries including Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece that have largely replaced domestic holidays in recent decades. RELATEDTOPICS Technical error briefly delays American Airlines travelers May 23, 2021 AdvertisementTags: air travelairlineTravel RSW sees near-record passenger count in April May 19, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments The UK government said that foreign travel restrictions would be reviewed on June 28, “to take account of the domestic and international health picture, and to see whether current measures could be rolled back.” Subsequent reviews will take place no later than July 31 and October 1.“The framework announced today will help allow us to reopen travel safely and sustainably, ensure we protect our hard-won achievements on the vaccine roll out, and offer peace of mind to both passengers and industry as we begin to take trips abroad once again,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Advertisementlast_img read more

Goals galore as Emo and Killeshin claim Division 1B wins

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 2nd May 2019 Goals galore as Emo and Killeshin claim Division 1B wins Twitter Pinterest GAA TAGSACFL Division 1BEmoEmo v StradballyKilleshinKilleshin v MountmellickMountmellickStradbally Facebook Home Sport GAA Goals galore as Emo and Killeshin claim Division 1B wins SportGAAGaelic Football GAA Pinterest WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Previous articleTwo horses with Laois connections win big on Day 2 at PunchestownNext articleLaois minor hurling team named for Kildare clash Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Emo 4-19 Stradbally 1-8Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1BEmo moved up to joint second spot in the Division 1B table following a comfortable victory over Stradbally this evening.Three first half goals saw Paul Lawlor’s side wrap this up early and inflict a third league defeat upon their visitors.Darren Strong, Nigel Murphy and Finbarr Crowley all raised green flags as Emo took a 3-10 to 0-3 lead by half time.Colm Kelly led Stradbally’s resistance as he and Tom Shiel were their only scorers on a difficult night.Kelly did raise a green flag in the second half for Stradbally but player-manager Paul Lawlor replied with Emo’s fourth goal of the evening.Emo ran out 20 point winners in the end and they face Killeshin next in two weeks time.Stradbally face another difficult game against Ballylinan next who have won all six of their matches to date.EMO: David Whelan; Thomas Scully, James O’Rourke, Paddy Dunne; Eibhan Joyce, Liam Crowley, Cian Langford; Darren Strong, Finbarr Crowley; Stephen Norton, Nigel Murphy, James Hillard; Chris Gleeson, Paul Lawlor, Niall GormanSTRADBALLY: Jack Larkin; Liam Clancy, Colm Clancy, Tadgh Murray; Podge Fitzpatrick, Damien Murphy, Jack Langton; Jack Deegan, Kilian Mcgannon; John Clancy, Colm Kelly, Sean Devoy; Andrew Houlihan, Tom Shiel, Jamie DevoyReferee: Brendan Hickey (Graiguecullen)____________________________________________________Killeshin 5-9 Mountmellick 2-12Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1BTeenager Ross Bolger’s hat-trick proved crucial as Killeshin mounted a stunning comeback to defeat Mountmellick this evening.Maurice Browne’s men looked out of it at half time as they trailed by 1-8 to 1-3 but they turned things around emphatically in the second period.Bolger smashed home a hat-trick while David Aston and Evan Lowry also raised a green flag each.This six point win is just Killeshin’s second win of the season and brings them level on points with Mountmellick as then pair both occupy the second relegation spot in the table.Killeshin’s next game sees them take on Emo while Mountmellick travel to Courtwood in two weeks time.SEE ALSO – Deep sadness as well-known Laois charity activist passes awaylast_img read more

IIROC proposes amendments to membership disclosure rules

first_img Court appoints counsel for investors in PACE Securities wind-up Related news The goal of the rules is to raise public awareness of IIROC’s regulatory oversight, educate investors about the benefits of dealing with IIROC-regulated firms, and to help investors to assess the regulatory status of firms and advisors. “As a public interest regulator, IIROC believes it is important that investors know whether the firm or advisor they are dealing with is regulated, who regulates them and what professional standards are required,” says Wendy Rudd, senior vice president, member regulation and strategic initiatives, at IIROC. Under the existing rules, it is optional for dealers to use of the IIROC name and logo on their materials. The new proposals would require dealers to: include the IIROC logo on all client account statements; distribute an IIROC brochure to new retail clients; and, link to IIROC’s AdvisorReport database (which allows investors to investigate advisors’ backgrounds, qualifications and disciplinary history) on their websites. The revised proposals incorporate changes from an earlier version of the proposed rules in response to comments received on the proposals. For example, the rule would no longer require dealers to put IIROC’s logo on trade confirmations, as it initially proposed, amid concerns that this would be costly to firms with little benefit to clients. “We believe that requiring [dealers] to include the IIROC logo on client account statements will adequately increase investor education and awareness about whether the investment dealer with which they have an account is subject to the regulatory oversight of IIROC,” the SRO says in rules notice concerning the proposal. “In our view, requiring [dealers] to also display the IIROC logo on client trade confirmations would not significantly increase investor education and awareness and therefore does not justify the increased cost to [dealers].” The latest proposal is open for comments for 30 days. If it is approved, firms will have six months to implement the changes, IIROC says, except the requirement to include its logo on account statements, which would be phased-in over a two-year period. James Langton Octagon Capital dismissed by IIROC Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Investment dealers would be required to alert clients to their membership in the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), under new rules proposed Thursday. IIROC has published proposed amendments to the requirement for dealers to advise their clients that they are subject to oversight by the self-regulatory organization. The proposed rules “are designed to inform the investing public which investment firms and individuals are regulated by IIROC and the requirements and regulations to which they must adhere,” IIROC says in a statement. Hearing for failed PACE Securities execs set for 2021 Keywords Investment dealersCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Communication Network of JCF to be Upgraded

first_imgRelatedCommunication Network of JCF to be Upgraded RelatedCommunication Network of JCF to be Upgraded RelatedCommunication Network of JCF to be Upgraded Communication Network of JCF to be Upgraded UncategorizedMarch 17, 2006center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The communication network of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) should be significantly improved, with the procurement of a US$13.6 million wireless communication system and a hybrid analogue-digital mobile radio network, aimed at bringing operations in line with current digital technologies.Minister of National Security, Dr. Peter Phillips, made the announcement today (March 17), at the signing of contracts with suppliers Motorola Incorporated and Harris Corporation of the United States, at the Ministry in Kingston.Dr. Phillips informed that this new system would bring the JCF’s communications in line with current digital technologies and would enhance the communications capability of the JCF.“The system will be implemented by the end of this year, which will allow for its testing and commissioning in time for the staging of Cricket World Cup 2007. We consider this to be an important part of the overall preparedness in security terms of the country for the staging of Cricket World Cup, but more than that, it will enhance the crime fighting capabilities of the JCF and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF),” he explained.Dr. Phillips said it would also allow the security forces to avail itself of the modern technologies of wireless communication, both for public safety and national security. “In acquiring the new wireless communication system, the Ministry of National Security is seeking to enhance a critical area of operational effectiveness of the Force to full functionality in the fight against crime and violence in the Jamaican society,” he said. The Minister informed that in addition to strengthening the communications capability of the JCF network; the new system would consolidate and reposition operational area command and control; increase the system through efficient utilization, and allow for the use of both analogue and digital radios on the system.This system will allow for new and higher levels of communications security through encryption; provide a new alarm and control system and new network management, as well as expand further, the islandwide coverage of the communication network.The JDF, he said, would be specially accommodated on the new network. This will see them being hosted on the same physical microwave network as the police and other users, but they would be able to do so with a certain level of autonomy.“The JDF will have their own talk group that will operate essentially, as a virtual private network and which they will manage,” the Minister explained.The new system will include digital point to point radios, multi-plexers, antenna systems, power systems, network management systems, and appropriate accessories.Meanwhile, the main network switch, which is now located at Newcastle, will be moved to Kingston Police Headquarters, thereby significantly improving network management and operational efficiency.Both contracts, the Minister pointed out, have provision for training and maintenance as well as a five-year maintenance and service agreement. Advertisementslast_img read more

Construction Shortlist For State Basketball Centre

first_imgConstruction Shortlist For State Basketball Centre VIC PremierConstruction of the $130 million State Basketball Centre expansion is set to begin mid-year with four companies today invited to submit detailed submissions to build the game-changing project.The addition of 10 new indoor courts will serve grassroots and elite basketball players and make the Wantirna South centre the largest basketball facility in the country.Hansen Yuncken, Kane Constructions, Adco Constructions and BESIX Watpac have been shortlisted from 12 companies that lodged initial expressions of interest. The successful contractor is expected to be announced in the second quarter of 2021 with construction to start shortly afterwards.The Andrews Labor Government provided a $22 million boost to the State Basketball Centre project in the Victorian Budget 2020/21, taking the Government’s investment to $105 million. The Knox City Council is contributing $25 million.Deputy Premier James Merlino said the centre would cement Melbourne’s south-east as the heartland of Australian basketball and attract more than 2 million people each year.The transformed State Basketball Centre will create a grassroots and high-performance hub featuring 16 indoor community courts, professional training facilities for the local WNBL and NBL teams and new administration spaces.The centre will be a mega base for Basketball Victoria, Deakin Melbourne Boomers (WNBL), South East Melbourne Phoenix (NBL), Basketball Australia and one of Australia’s largest basketball associations, Knox Basketball Inc.Basketball Victoria’s high-performance and pathway program will have cutting-edge training facilities to develop up and coming athletes while the expanded centre will also house a regional gymnastics facility.As stated by Deputy Premier James Merlino“More people hit the court in Melbourne’s south-east more than anywhere else in the state – that’s why we’re delivering the ultimate home court advantage and providing facilities where they’re needed most.”As stated by Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor“This state-of-the-art facility will provide 10 new community courts for our local basketball competitions in Melbourne’s growing south-east.”As stated by Member for Mount Waverley Matt Fregon“With this project we’re making sure our community has access to the best basketball and gymnastics facilities and will provide the opportunity for more local sportspeople to participate and excel.”As stated by Knox City Council mayor Cr Lisa Cooper“We are proud to see Knox maintain its reputation as the heartland of basketball and provide more people with the opportunity to participate in their favourite sports.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Australian, basketball, Bayswater, community, council, Government, Investment, Jackson, Knox City Council, Melbourne, Premier, project, Victoria, Waverleylast_img read more

New national resource hub for volunteer managers

first_imgNew national resource hub for volunteer managers Media ReleaseVolunteering Australia has launched an online Volunteering Resource Hub to help anyone who helps manage, lead or coordinate Australia’s almost six million volunteers.The Volunteering Resource Hub is an initiative of Volunteering Australia, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. It brings together useful, evidence-based and current best practice resources to support effective volunteer management across Australia.This Resource Hub is coming at a critical time, as the volunteering sector is still struggling with the impact of COVID19. i Volunteering Australia’s ‘Re-engaging Volunteers and COVID-19’ research shows that nearly three quarters (72%) of volunteer programs are not fully operational.ii Out of the 600 respondents to this survey, over half (56%) said their organisations needed more volunteers, with four out of ten (41%) finding it difficult to re-engage or recruit volunteers.Volunteering Australia CEO, Mark Pearce, said it was evident that volunteering needs extra support if it is to be reinvigorated in the wake of COVID-19. “Volunteers are needed more than ever to ensure economic recovery and social stability. Although volunteering is time freely given, enabling volunteering is not free. Volunteers need managers to induct, train, lead, guide, recognise and support them to continue their invaluable contribution to Australian communities. This Resource Hub will help volunteer leaders carry out this vital work.”The Resource Hub includes over 350 relevant, useful and accessible resources including policies, procedures, tools, videos, templates, guides, research and factsheets. These resources will help volunteer managers, experienced or new, embrace the National Standards of Volunteer Involvement in their everyday practice. The standards, recognised as best practice in Australia, are designed to help benchmark practice; better attract, manage, recognise and retain volunteers; manage risk and safety; and improve the overall volunteer experience.A working group of representatives from across the volunteering sector in Australia helped guide the Resource Hub’s design, and over 20 volunteer management professionals reviewed, checked and tested its design, functionality and usability. This Resource Hub has been designed for the sector by the sector.The resources cover topics such as volunteer support, development and recognition. Resources on topics relevant to the current environment volunteering is facing are also included – topics such as re-engaging volunteers during COVID-19, managing the mental health and wellbeing of volunteers and recruiting younger volunteers. The ‘Reengaging Volunteers and COVID-19’ research showed that these are some of the barriers that volunteer involving organisations face in re-invigorating the sector.“It is vital for all of us to work together, share our collective knowledge and re-imagine how we can better support Australia’s diverse, dedicated and invaluable volunteers. This Resource Hub will be one step towards helping achieve that,” Mr Pearce said.The Volunteering Resource Hub can be accessed at www.volunteeringhub.org.au. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Government, covid-19, environment, Government, Impact, mental, mental health, online, research, resources, Safety, social services, survey, Volunteering WA, wellbeing, Western Australialast_img read more

UK Government sets out next phase of strategy to combat bovine tuberculosis in England

first_imgUK Government sets out next phase of strategy to combat bovine tuberculosis in England Work on badger vaccination, increased cattle testing and development of cattle vaccine to be acceleratedLicensing of new intensive culls set to end after 2022 following a significant reduction in the diseaseNew schemes launched to roll out badger vaccination across the countryWork to develop a vaccine for cattle and to vaccinate badgers is underway as new measures to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in England by 2038 have been announced by the Environment Secretary George Eustice.A five-year badger vaccination programme in East Sussex has been awarded £2.27 million to enable farmers to deploy vaccinations over an area of 250 square kilometres. The results of this trial will help inform the government on how to deploy future vaccination schemes at scale across England, halting the culling of this protected species.The licensing of new intensive badger culls, which have effectively helped reduce bTB rates by half in certain areas, will cease after 2022.In addition, existing cull licenses could be cut short after two years, down from five years, where supported by sufficient scientific evidence, and there will be no option for them to be renewed. The Government will develop a monitoring system to track the badger population and disease levels to help tackle the disease, with the findings being routinely published on gov.uk.Last year, the Government announced that bTB cattle vaccination trials in England and Wales had been given the green light, as a result of ground-breaking research by government scientists. These trials are expected to commence in June and, if successful, the project will remain on track to enable the deployment of a cattle bTB vaccine by 2025.Environment Secretary George Eustice said:Bovine TB is one of the most difficult and intractable animal health challenges that the UK faces today, causing considerable trauma for farmers and costing taxpayers over £100 million every year.The badger cull has led to a significant reduction in the disease but no one wants to continue the cull of a protected species indefinitely. That is why we are now building on this progress by accelerating other elements of our strategy, including cattle vaccination and improved testing so that we can eradicate this insidious disease and start to phase out badger culling as soon as possible.The announcement follows an eight-week consultation launched in January, which sought the public’s views on a range of proposals in response to an independent review of its 25 year bTB strategy, led by Professor Sir Charles Godfray.Bovine TB is one of the most difficult and intractable animal health challenges that England faces. In the last year, over 27,000 cattle in England have had to be slaughtered to tackle the disease.The Government’s response to the Godfray Review outlined the need for a combined approach which includes tighter cattle movement controls, regular testing, as well as badger and cattle vaccination to eradicate the disease in England by 2038.Following the consultation, the Government has also announced new services to support farmers in improving biosecurity standards on farms across England. A new bTB Advisory Service will offer bespoke advice to livestock keepers about the practical and cost-effective measures they can take to build herd resilience, including those outlined in the TB biosecurity five point plan.Under the new plans, Defra will also expand its surveillance programme to test cattle for the disease every six months throughout the High Risk Area. Affected herd owners will shortly receive a letter confirming the additional testing will begin from 1 January 2022.As part of the Government’s efforts to vaccinate more badgers against the disease a new training scheme called ‘Train the Trainer’, is being launched alongside more accessible and affordable training courses, meaning that more people will become qualified vaccinators.Defra has also supported CHECs, formerly known as Cattle Health Certification Standards, to deliver the ‘Entry Level Membership’, a new scheme helping farmers to reduce the risk of TB breakdowns in their herds.The Government’s response to the consultation can be found here. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:biosecurity, environment, Government, health, livestock, Professor, protected species, resilience, Scientists, Secretary, surveillance, tuberculosis, UK, UK Government, vaccinationlast_img read more

Afternoon Brief, Dec. 10

first_imgTrending Story:Wine industry veterans see declining vineyard expansion As the largest wineries increase their vineyard holdings, industry veterans say future expansion of vineyards in Sonoma County may be minimal because there is little land left to plant…Today’s NewsGrape seed extract may kill prostate cancer A component found in grape seed extract (GSE) could be effective in killing prostate cancer cells, according to a study in the Nutrition and Cancer journal… Court-supervised groundwater management Management of the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin is a hot topic. Our groundwater basin will be managed. The question and struggle is about who will manage and what rules will apply… Oregon Liquor reform in limbo Community liquor stores are wondering how they would survive if customers could check grocery and liquor off their list in one stop… Five of the world’s most unlikely winemaking nations Free Flow Wines Innovates with the First Automated Wine Kegging Line in North America and Recycles 99% of its Water With a State-of-the-Art Water Reclamation System Icy Weather Engulfs Western Wine Regions Bay-Delta Plan is released Amcor Flexibles doubles local screw cap productionPeopleNorth Coast Wine Industry Awards 2013: Michael Gribben, Beringer Vineyards North Coast Wine Industry Awards 2013: Penelope Gadd-Coster, Rack & Riddle Wine Services North Coast Wine Industry Awards 2013: Giancarlo Bianchetti, Fetzer Lucie Morton recognition is more than a victory for Virginia Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine Wine Writer Wilfred Wong Top 10 most influential winemaking consultants Dereniuk named Lake winery group leader Accolade Wines names John Ratcliffe as Chief Executive Officer Marc Goodrich named Excelsior Wine Co. president SSU student has a nose for wineFeatured VideoFunny Wine Tasting Cartoon ReddIt Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Share Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, Dec. 10Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, Dec. 10By Press Release – December 10, 2013 32 0 Previous articleAfternoon Brief, Dec. 9Next articleElevated growth: Colorado Wine Industry Development Board releases economic impact study Colorado wine industry more than triples since 2005 Press Release Twittercenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Email Pinterestlast_img read more

Young People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activities

first_imgYoung People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activities IndustryFebruary 3, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus RelatedYoung People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activities Advertisements Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, has called on young people to turn away from illegal activities and use their skills for production and wealth creation.Speaking at the Granville Crime Prevention Summit, held at the Sunset Beach and Spa in Montego Bay, on January 31, Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams said she will be spearheading a move to have navigation skills taught to young people in the parish by the Caribbean Maritime Institute, as the skills are in high demand globally.The State Minister, who is also Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, also called on the young people to make full use of opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, in Montego Bay.“There is a great demand in the world for persons who can work in these areas. We have a vision to build up the young people in Montego Bay, and I am rolling out an entrepreneurial programme next month, and the idea is to give persons the skills to start a business, and also to give them a start,” Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams said.“We don’t have a lot of money, but we have a big vision, and with that vision many persons can come on board. In terms of ICT, there is a whole area there for young people; the problem is in the scamming. We have to rid our communities of scamming, because it is draining our economy. We don’t want that image, so we want to steer the young people away from illegal activities to very productive means,” she added.She told the gathering that countries have recognized the skills of Jamaicans and are seeking to employ them, so it is important that the country’s image be protected, and that the actions of the minority do not destroy and stifle the progress of the majority of persons who are honest and hardworking.“Canada and many other countries are asking for our truck drivers and others, because Jamaicans are very skilled, so we want to turn that ability around from negative to positive, from illegal to legal activities that can result in production and wealth creation,” the State Minister said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Story HighlightsMinister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, has called on young people to turn away from illegal activities and use their skills for production and wealth creation.Speaking at the Granville Crime Prevention Summit, held at the Sunset Beach and Spa in Montego Bay, on January 31, Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams said she will be spearheading a move to have navigation skills taught to young people in the parish by the Caribbean Maritime Institute, as the skills are in high demand globally.The State Minister, who is also Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, also called on the young people to make full use of opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, in Montego Bay. RelatedYoung People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activities RelatedYoung People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activitieslast_img read more