Searchlight Capital acquires majority stake in GRP

first_img“We are delighted that Searchlight will become the new majority shareholder in GRP. Searchlight is an ideal partner and it was obvious from an early stage that its ambition for the business and understanding of the opportunity was closely aligned with the group’s values and vision,” said Cullum and Margrett.  Ares Management will also continue as a capital provider to GRP.  Cullum, who founded Towergate in 1997, will become a non-executive director and it is understood he will also chair the M&A committee. It is understood that his stake is estimated to be around £100m. whatsapp Andrew Frey, a partner at Searchlight, said: “By combining local presence with deep data-driven expertise, GRP offers a better product set and a superior service to its clients. This customer centric culture is at the heart of our investment thesis and our high confidence in the Group’s exciting future.”  Margrett will take over from Cullum as chairman and Mike Bruce will become the group chief executive.  whatsapp (Getty Images) Also Read: Searchlight Capital acquires majority stake in GRP The acquisition is likely to be approved by regulators in the second half of the year.  International law firm Proskauer Rose advised Global Risk Partners in the transaction. Cullum and Margrett set up the company in 2013 and it now claims to be the UK’s second largest independent insurance intermediary.  Angharad Carrick Searchlight Capital acquires majority stake in GRP center_img Following the acquisition’s completion, group managing director Mike Bruce will become group chief executive. Founder David Margrett will become non-executive chairman and Peter Cullum will remain on the board as a non-executive director.  Searchlight paid an undisclosed fee for a majority stake but it is understand that the deal values GRP at around £650m. “We look forward to working closely with Searchlight to build on GRP’s rapid development and continue GRP’s ambitious growth journey.” Share Monday 3 February 2020 4:26 pm (Getty Images) Bruce said: ““Partnering with Searchlight enables us to continue to capitalise on the considerable market opportunity ahead and their experience and relationships will be invaluable to GRP in executing our acquisition-led growth strategy.” Searchlight Capital Partners has announced it will take a majority stake in Global Risk Partners (GRP).  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruFlight 10Life Fails Caught On CameraFlight 10Free Hub20 Actors Who Stepped Away From Fame For Regular JobsFree HubHousediverParisian Public Enraged When Public Officials Drained A Historical 200-Year-Old CanalHousediverOceandraw29 Gorgeous NASCAR Wives & Girlfriends, Don’t Miss #9Oceandraw GRP founders Peter Cullum CBE and David Margrett, as well as founding investor Penta Capital, will all retain minority stakes.  (Getty Images) Also Read: Searchlight Capital acquires majority stake in GRP Show Comments ▼last_img read more

John Lewis set to announce job cuts and store closures

first_img“We are rethinking our head office space to cement more flexible working that has become a feature of the crisis, and will be relinquishing Partnership House in London,” White said. White said: “Regrettably, it is likely that there will be implications for some partners’ jobs. We are in active discussions with landlords about ending some leases and renegotiating others to make the terms more flexible.” Poppy Wood Show Comments ▼ In a letter to 80,000 employees, chief executive Sharon White said John Lewis is unlikely to pay its workers a bonus next year as the company wrestles to improve profitability, the Evening Standard reported. A spokesperson told City A.M. “The reality is that we have too much store space for the way people want to shop now and we have shared this with our partners.  (Getty Images) Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndoBigGlobalTravelCelebrities That Are Still Married TodayBigGlobalTravelUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo The retail giant’s plans were first shared with staff at the company, which is owned by its employees. The number of stores and jobs has yet to be decided.  whatsapp whatsapp John Lewis has so far reopened 22 of its 50 UK stores as the lockdown begins to ease, but said it is likely that some shops will remain permanently shuttered.  Wednesday 1 July 2020 1:44 pm Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston Department store giant John Lewis is planning to slash jobs and close some of its stores as the coronavirus crisis continues to weigh on the retail sector. The store closures come as a further blow for John Lewis, ahe company was in deep water before the outbreak of coronavirus. In March, the company revealed that annual profits slumped 23 per cent to £123m. The company subsequently slashed its annual bonus to two per cent of employees’ salaries — the lowest since 1953.  The retailer, which also owns supermarket giant Waitrose, launched a review of the business which it said would involve “right sizing” its stores across both brands. John Lewis is set to shutter its Partnership House office in London’s Victoria Street. “As difficult as it is, it is highly unlikely we will reopen all our John Lewis stores. However no decision has been made and any details would be shared with partners first by the middle of July.”   John Lewis today said it plans to reopen a further ten shops that have been shuttered since lockdown began in March, including stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stratford and the Trafford Centre. John Lewis’ flagship Oxford Street store in London will reopen on 16 July.   John Lewis set to announce job cuts and store closures last_img read more

Premium / Analysis: WiseTech looks a winner if M&A activity hots up in the hi-tech arena

first_img LOGIN Password* © Sri Rejeki Premium subscriber LOGIN Most of my coverage of the freight and logistics industry has concentrated on transport carriers, integrators and the bigger freight forwarders, with a special focus on M&A in what is a ridiculously fragmented business.But the growing ubiquity of IT solutions in the industry means that similar processes are at work in the software field and there are signs that Australia’s WiseTech Global could well be the next XPO Logistics, from a purely corporate strategy perspective.There are striking similarities in their … Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Reset Email* New Premium subscriber REGISTERcenter_img Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login Forgotten your password? Please click here << Go back Reset Your Password Email* By Alessandro Pasetti 03/04/2018last_img read more

Residents stress as fee season closes in

first_img News Residents stress as fee season closes in Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE News By Daily NK – 2015.10.12 1:28pm This is “NK Market Trends,” bringing youweekly updates on the North Korean economy. This week we sat down with reporterKang Mi Jin to discuss the latest trends; but first, let’s take a look at howthe jangmadang (market) has been doing.*We’ll begin by providing a rundown of theprice of rice, the currency conversion rates, and the cost of other goods inNorth Korean markets. The price of 1 kg of rice was 6,000 KPW in Pyongyang andSinuiju, and 6,200 KPW in Hyesan. The USD was trading at 8,260 KPW inPyongyang, 8,200 KPW in Sinuiju, and 8,320 KPW in Hyesan. Moving along, the cost of 1 kg of cornkernels was 2,300 KPW in Pyongyang, 2,250 KPW in Sinuiju, and 2,300 KPW inHyesan. One kg of pork was selling at 14,500 KPW in Pyongyang and 15,000 KPW inboth Sinuiju and Hyesan. Gasoline was trading at 9,000 KPW per kg in Pyongyangand Sinuiju, and at 7,000 KPW per kg in Hyesan. Finally, 1 kg of diesel fuelwas selling at 5,500 KPW in Pyongyang, 5,100 KPW in Sinuiju, and 5,000 KPW inHyesan. This has been a rundown of the latest market prices in North Korea. 1. Thank you for the update on markettrends. I heard that starting next month, each family is required to pay theirannual fees, which looks like it will cause setbacks for homemakers at all levelsof society. Obviously, many people are upset with this. Today, let’s hear fromReporter Kang on how these fees are affecting those around the country.Well, I started working one month afterfirst coming to South Korea and have been paying taxes annually ever since.Isn’t it mandatory for all citizens? I’ve never missed a tax deadline so Iguess I’m fulfilling my national duty. I’ve heard that many North Koreans areupset with the upcoming fee season. South Koreans might not be able tounderstand why those up North would be so distressed during the plentifulautumn harvest, but I think people listening to this broadcast are noddingtheir heads in approval. The fee season officially begins in midOctober. During this time, Party cadres, Women’s Union members, GeneralFederation of Trade Union members, Youth League members, and Children’s Unionmembers are all required to finish organizational campaigns and pay annualfees. I bet you’re curious how much Party membership runs? 1-1 I know that South Korean politicianseach pay roughly 2,000 KRW, but how much is it for Workers’ Party cadres? It’s over 150 KPW per month. This reallymight not seem like a lot to South Koreans, but to a North Korean, who doesn’teven receive a proper monthly salary, it adds up quickly. But it’s not evenjust the Party cadres that have to deal with this burden. 2. I feel like it would make sense for theParty fee to come directly out of the cadres’ salary. Would you mind explaininga bit about the average salary in North Korea?Sure. I think if South Koreans heard aboutwages in the North, they would be speechless. The average salary runs fromabout 3,000 KPW to 5,000 KPW per month. And 3,000 KPW equates to roughly 375KRW. Can you imagine the type of lifestyle you could afford on just 375 KRW amonth? Isn’t minimum wage in South Korea around 1,200,000 KRW per month? That’sabout 8,600,000 KPW. So, as you can see, the 2,000 KRW that South Koreanpoliticians pay doesn’t even compare to the 150 KPW paid by Party cadres in theNorth. 3. So, you mentioned that Women’s Unionworkers also pay membership fees. Would you mind covering how the fees are paidand what kind of organization the Women’s Union is? Of course. Women’s Union is actually anabbreviation for the “Korean Democratic Union of Women”, which is anextra-departmental body of the Workers’ Party made up mostly of homemakers.Currently there are around 200,000 members. It’s well known in the North thatthe Women’s Union is quite powerful, enough that authorities say “they are onewheel of the wagon of revolution.” They have become a force to reckon with inboth the working world and daily life. As of 2013, the monthly membership fee forWomen’s Union members rose from 20 to 50 KPW. While it might not be a lot ofmoney, the members criticize the policy, asking, “How can a nation that givesnothing to its citizens and demands money from them be so poor?” They are alsorequired to attend a general meeting for annual fees from mid-October throughmid-November. Because they have to pay fees and finish the end-of-year foreigncurrency earning campaign at the meeting, it can be quite stressful. I canvividly recall attending these meetings in the past. 4. I know that most North Koreans join theChildren’s Union around age 10, but are they required to pay fees as well? As far as I remember, there wasn’t amembership fee in the Korean Children’s Union. However, that changes once theyjoin the Youth League. It’s been over 30 years since I was in the Youth League(it was known as the League of Socialist Working Youth at the time), so I don’tremember the specifics, but I know that the group has a regulation requiringfees every month on the 10th. Also, those who are married end up joining theWomen’s Union, Trade Union, or the Party, while those who are single areremoved from the Youth League upon age 30 and either accepted into the Party orautomatically relegated to the Trade Union. All of these organizations mandatemembership fees, of course. Having to join various groups and pay fees fromsuch a young age leads to a lot of dissatisfaction amongst the people. Whowould enjoy being forced to fork over hard-earned cash while getting nothing inreturn? 5. I was thinking that the drop in marketprices due to the autumn harvest would make people more cheerful this time ofyear, but I guess that isn’t the case. You mentioned that there is a generalmeeting for annual fees. Is that the case for each and every organization? Yes, that’s right. First of all, becauseall North Koreans must be a part of an organization, most of them end upparticipating in the general meetings as well. Some of the recent defectorshave mentioned that these meetings are a large source of stress and I couldn’thelp but think about how nothing has changed since I worked and lived in theNorth. I was a part of the Women’s Union for along time and became super busy every October when the annual fee meetingsbegan. It’s the same case for Party cadres and the various workers unions. Inaddition to the end-of-year foreign currency earning-campaign and settling upon fees, members are criticized by their peers on mistakes made throughout theyear. There is also an additional fee for missing out on annual mobilizations,which increases for every mobilization missed. Now you see why people are so unhappy thistime of year. Again, so much is asked of them with nothing in return. It’sabsurd to fine people for not participating in hard labor, when they aren’teven compensated in the first place. This “missed labor fee” is surprisinglycommon. Those who missed mobilizations pay it without exception. 5-1 When do they pay this fee? The “missed labor fee” refers to the moneythose who could not participate in mobilization must pay in return for notworking. Because all capable individuals are required to work, those who cannotare penalized with the fee. There is no actual law mandating this fee and itwas started by the people as a loose system of equality. The system waseventually organized, however. Current as of this autumn, Women’s Unionmembers would have to pay an annual fee of 250,000 KPW to be recused frommobilization. That’s actually quite a bit of money, considering that for250,000 KPW one can purchase around 50 kg of rice. That’s why most members trytheir best to participate in mobilizations. But, even trying one’s best, it’spretty difficult to work the whole year without missing a day here or there,right? In that case, Women’s Union members pay 5,000 to 6,000 KPW per day ofmissed work. This fine applies to regular workers as well. 5-2 Why is there both a 5,000 KPW and 6,000KPW fine? According to our sources, “The 5,000 KPWfine is for relatively less difficult work while the 6,000 KPW fine is forstrenuous labor. Seeing as 5,000/6,000 KPW is only about 700/750 KRW, it mightnot be a big deal to a South Korean, but that amount can purchase 1 kg of ricein the North. That’s why people try their best to make it to each mobilizationday.” 6. It seems like collecting money from peoplelike this would result in a rather large pile. Can you elaborate on how thecollected fee money is spent? That’s a really important question. Itwould certainly put the people at ease if they knew where and how the money wasbeing spent. It’s said that the inminban [people’s unit] spend every last bit of the moneythey collect each day. In the summer, they buy ice cream or juice to cool down,and noodles or watermelon to share while they work. In the autumn and winter,they buy twisted bread sticks, candy, or other snacks from the local jangmadang(market) to enjoy. Sometimes, when a lot of people are absent frommobilization, they even collect so much money that they can’t spend it all in aday. Of course, they just end up using it next time. In the Women’s Union, thehead of the each committee’s economic department manages the collections. Inthe People’s Unit, it’s managed by the unit leader or the head of the PublicHealth Unit. Wow, time really got away from us. I hopethe vendors are flourishing with the start of the autumn season, but I’m stillworried that these end-of-year fees will cause a huge setback. To the NorthKorean people, I wish you an abundant autumn harvest and will see you next timewhen we discuss regional “servi-cha” prices and train prices.*This segment reflects market conditionsfor the week of October 5-9. Newslast_img read more

Three strikes and you’re out, BCSC says

first_imgAccording to the settlement agreement, Kim supplied the false information to an investment dealer that was seeking to reactivate his registration.Specifically, Kim informed the dealer that he’d successfully passed the Wealth Management Essentials course, when in fact he’d failed the course three times.“To support the false information…Kim forged a notice of completion of the WME course and provided it to the dealer,” the settlement noted.While the forgery aggravated the misconduct, the settlement also indicated a mitigating factor was that “Kim is remorseful” and admitted to the misconduct early on. James Langton Keywords EnforcementCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case BFI investors plead for firm’s sale A gavel rests on its sounding block with a several law books and a justice scale out of fucus in the background. A cool blue cast dominates the scene. (A gavel rests on its sounding block with a several law books and a justice scale out of fucus in t iStock Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator A former rep has been banned after falsely claiming that he’d passed a required proficiency course that he repeatedly failed.The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) settled with Hyongsuk Kim, a former rep based in Surrey, B.C., who agreed to a permanent ban and a $10,000 fine after admitting to providing false information to a prospective new dealer. last_img read more

People who survived modern slavery face significant barriers to good quality legal advice

first_imgPeople who survived modern slavery face significant barriers to good quality legal advice People who suffered modern slavery face significant barriers to accessing legal aid funded advice and representation in England, despite this being key to their ability to obtain formal support and the stability required to recover, new research has found.The report, entitled Access to legal advice and representation for survivors of modern slavery, was developed by the University of Liverpool in collaboration with the Anti Trafficking Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU) and the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham and was commissioned by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (the Modern Slavery PEC), a publicly funded body created to transform the effectiveness of laws and policies designed to overcome modern slavery.The researchers analysed the experience of immigration lawyers and support providers working with people with lived experience of modern slavery in England about their experience of the system providing legal aid, particularly those working at the nexus of the UK immigration system and the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), the framework designed to identify and support potential victims of modern slavery in the UK.The research found that modern slavery survivors’ access to legal aid funded advice is severely hampered, despite evidence strongly pointing to it being key to their recovery, securing their rights, immigration status and protection from re-trafficking.The research identified a secure immigration status as particularly important for survivors to achieve stability allowing them to make progress towards recovery.Dr Samantha Currie, from the University of Liverpool’s Law School and Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS), who led the research, said: “People who suffered modern slavery often deal with hugely complex situations, trying to access support, securing the formal status as a victim through the NRM, whilst navigating the NRM processes, immigration law and sometimes criminal cases against people who exploited them. All whilst trying to recover in safety and stability.”The research identified two key barriers for people who endured modern slavery in accessing good quality legal advice in England.Firstly, there is a lack of clarity amongst many lawyers and practitioners supporting survivors about what legal aid people referred to the NRM are entitled to receive, especially for immigration related cases.Secondly, the current funding structure of immigration legal aid discourages lawyers from taking on complex modern slavery cases and seriously limits the time they can spend on the case work. The fixed fees don’t reflect the time legal aid lawyers spend working on them and are insufficient to cover the complex and lengthy work necessary to resolve survivors’ legal issues. Relying on meeting the threshold for “escape fees”, available only when the work carried out on a case exceeds at least three times the value of the fixed fee, is too much of a financial risk for many lawyers to take.This means that cases involving clients who have survived modern slavery are often financially unviable for lawyers to take on. Those who do may have to limit the time spent on the case, which impacts on the quality of the advice; or work without receiving payment, in their own time and at personal cost.“The system which should provide people who suffered modern slavery with good quality advice currently fails many of them. We need to put the needs of people who went through modern slavery at the centre and make changes to improve it”, said Dr Currie.“Trafficking and slavery cases are often complex and can take a long time to resolve. The current legal aid system simply fails to enable lawyers to provide the quality of legal support that survivors need. “, said Victoria Marks, Director of the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit, a charity specialising in providing legal representation to survivors of trafficking and modern slavery.“As a result, fewer and fewer lawyers are taking these cases which makes it even harder for vulnerable survivors to navigate our complicated legal systems so that they can access protection and rebuild their lives.” she added.The research also found that the process of referring people who have endured exploitation into the NRM can be disempowering and disengaging, leaving them not fully understanding that they have been referred into the identification framework and what it entails.The report urged the Government to change the way legal aid is funded to make sure lawyers have capacity to provide good quality support. A key change would be to switch payments available to lawyers when working on immigration cases involving survivors to an hourly basis. This would ensure that lawyers could be paid appropriately for the work carried out.Victoria Marks said: “Paying lawyers for their casework on an hourly basis is a clear way to making such cases financially viable.”The report also recommended that survivors be entitled to receive legally aided advice prior to referral into the NRM, to improve their understanding of the referral and its implications.Victoria Marks said: “When there are signs of modern slavery it is important that people can access advice, so that they can consider whether they want to enter the NRM and understand the legal processes before they embark on them.”The report also urged the Government to take steps to ensure people with lived experience of modern slavery with insecure immigration status are protected.Dr Currie said: “Those without a secure immigration status who are identified as victims of modern slavery through the NRM, should automatically receive a minimum of one year Leave to Remain.“This would provide survivors with some stability and time to begin to recover in safety.”Liz Williams, Policy Impact Manager at the Modern Slavery PEC, said: “This evidence shows that we need to put access to legal advice at the centre of any considerations around support for people who experienced modern slavery and provides practical solutions to implement necessary changes.“We note the Government’s announcement to consider how to improve survivors’ access to legal advice in its New Plan for Immigration. There is much to be done to make sure people who lived through modern slavery can receive good quality representation that they need to recover safely, and we’re hoping to working together to improve access to this.”To read the full Access to legal advice and representation for survivors of modern slavery report, please visit: /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:charity, Criminal, Currie, director, Government, Human Rights, immigration, liverpool, modern slavery, research, UK, university, University of Liverpool, University of Nottingham, Victoria, Williamslast_img read more

Volvo recalling 79K cars in U.S. and Canada over seatbelts

first_img Trending Videos RELATED TAGSVolvoNewsAB VolvoCanadaCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleSUVs and CrossoversUnited StatesVolvo S60Volvo XC90 We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Volvo is recalling about 79,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the front passenger seatbelt may not hold people in a crash.The recall covers certain S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years. Volvo says a buckle stud can come loose, allowing the buckle to separate from a bracket. If that happens, the belt may not hold the front passenger in a crash.The company said it has no reports of injuries. It does not expect to find any loose studs, but says it’s recalling the vehicles as a precaution. Dealers will replace the buckle if needed at no cost to owners starting Dec. 12. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson doesn’t think the company will be pumping out diesels after 2023. See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending in Canada Volvo began investigating the problem after getting reports of buckle failures starting in August. It traced the trouble to cars made from Feb. 16, 2015, to Aug. 22, 2016. ‹ Previous Next › PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | last_img read more

Macbeth Goes To Africa In Annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival At CU-Boulder Beginning Wednesday

first_imgShakespeare’s “Macbeth” will take on an African flavor at this year’s Colorado Shakespeare Festival with the creation of a tribal setting for the production by Director Sean Kelley and Choreographer Onye Ozuzu, based on West African and ancient Mayan cultures. Two Ghanian drummers will perform in the show to help convey the classic tragedy as a folk tale. “Macbeth” opens with a preview performance Wednesday and runs through Aug. 17 at the Mary Rippon outdoor theater on the Boulder campus.Kelley, who also is artistic director of the CU theatre and dance department’s production staff, performed in the 1988 festival as Horatio in “Hamlet,” which also featured Val Kilmer. He is a founding member and past artistic director of the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ozuzu is an assistant professor in the theatre and dance department and teaches African dance. For information, schedules and tickets, call (303) 492-0554 or visit the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Web site, Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 24, 2002 last_img read more

Beet Armyworm Infestation Falls to Under Five Per Cent

first_imgRelatedRoger Clarke was a Special, One of a Kind Politician Says PM The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is reporting that the Beet Armyworm infestation, that has been plaguing St Elizabeth, has declined to less than five per cent in cultivations still affected by the pest.Acting Deputy Director of the Crop and Plant Protection Unit in the Ministry’s Research and Development Division, Michelle Sherwood, says this decline results from extensive field work undertaken by the Ministry, in collaboration with the farmers, and other stakeholders, across the parish.These efforts have been supported by technical and financial assistance to from international organizations such as the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Speaking with JIS News following the recent graduation ceremony for participants in the Ministry’s nine-week farmers capacity building training programme, at the Junction Guest House in St. Elizabeth, Mrs. Sherwood said while the worm is still present in the parish, assured that it exists “in very low numbers.”She informed that the last major pest outbreak in St. Elizabeth, since the worm first surfaced in 2009, was in 2012.“Since that, we have not had an outbreak. We may have small flare-ups in numbers, but nothing compared to the devastation that occurred between 2009 and 2012,” she indicated.Based on the contents of the recently concluded nine-week programme, which targeted training for 150 farmers in St. Elizabeth in combating the pest, Mrs. Sherwood expressed confidence that the knowledge imparted will go a far way in helping to eventually eliminate the worm.Mrs. Sherwood explained that the exercise, titled: ‘Strengthening a National Beet Armyworm Programme’, focused on administering environmentally friendly control strategies, as against the application of chemicals and pesticides.She said the farmers are now more informed and better able to identify problems associated with the worm at earlier stages and, thereby, undertake timely application of the appropriate interventions.“We do (believe) that the training has been (and will be) a benefit to both the farmers and also to us, the facilitators, as we also learnt a lot of things from the farmers. I believe (that the) interaction (which) the farmers field school provided will also help us, in the long run, to further enhance the pest management programme,” she stated.Mrs. Sherwood advised that, as part of the ongoing work plan of the Research and Development Division, there will be continuous training and information sharing between farmers and field extension officers.She added that even with the pest’s lingering presence, albeit at a lower percentage, with proper management, good crop outputs and high production yields can be achieved.The training programme was funded by the FAO under a two year agreement with the Government of Jamaica, with technical assistance provided by USAID. Advertisements Related$27.8 Million Sorrel Processing Plant Opens in Bethel Town FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Story HighlightsActing Deputy Director of the Crop and Plant Protection Unit in the Ministry’s Research and Development Division, Michelle Sherwood, says this decline results from extensive field work undertaken by the Ministry, in collaboration with the farmers, and other stakeholders, across the parish. She informed that the last major pest outbreak in St. Elizabeth, since the worm first surfaced in 2009, was in 2012.She added that even with the pest’s lingering presence, albeit at a lower percentage, with proper management, good crop outputs and high production yields can be achieved. Beet Armyworm Infestation Falls to Under Five Per Cent AgricultureSeptember 14, 2014Written by: Bryan Miller RelatedJamaica Embarks On Commercial Bamboo Productionlast_img read more

Vodacom ups sustainability goals with UN

first_img Torching of MTN, Vodacom towers linked to 5G claims Related Home Vodacom ups sustainability goals with UN Mobile industry reaches climate action breakthrough Author Tags Vodacom Group renewed its commitment to achieving targets set in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, alongside a broader collaboration involving the UN Global Compact (UNGC) initiative.In a statement, the operator noted Covid-19 (coronavirus) had slowed progress on the SDGs, but reiterated its aim to contribute towards programmes to improve health, well-being, education and gender equality.The SDGs are an element in the UNGC initiative. The programme aims to create a global platform of corporate sustainability which Takalani Netshitenzhe, Vodacom South Africa’s chief officer of external affairs, explained covers principles on “human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption”.She added membership complemented Vodacom’s “social contract”, and boosted its efforts “to improve the lives of the next 100 million customers and halve our environmental impact by 2025”.On SDG progress, the operator highlighted efforts made during lockdowns to provide connectivity services and devices to health workers, inform customers, provide access to Covid-19 testing and medical consultations, and deliver free education resources.Last week, Nokia signed a UN pledge to boost efforts in creating technology to solve societal issues. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more SDGsUnited NationsVodacom AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 OCT 2020 Previous ArticleNokia reaches 5G deal milestoneNext ArticleCzech Republic set to move on delayed 5G auction MTN, Vodafone still standing in Ethiopia contest Yanitsa Boyadzhieva last_img read more