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first_imgBy Alessandro Pasetti 28/05/2019 Forgotten your password? Please click here Reset Your Password … a la Kuehne + Nagel, essentially, given its stated intentions.Deal or no deal?So it might be targeting a tech deal – “which we have done in the past” – if a deal ever happens.Its latest remarks, disclosed in an 8-K filing last Friday, prove that we shouldn’t expect any major acquisitions in the near future, unless Expeditors itself is the subject of a bid.However, I gather that isn’t at the top of current M&A wish-list of its larger air/ocean … New Premium subscriber REGISTER Password* Premium subscriber LOGIN LOGIN Email* Reset Please either REGISTER or login below to continue << Go back 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 Email* Please Loginlast_img read more

GAA announce refixture details for National League games

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Community TAGSLaois footballersLaois Hurlers Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twitter Fixtures have been announced The CCCC has announced the re-fixture details for all of the Allianz Football and Hurling League matches that were postponed last weekend because of the adverse weather conditions.Round 5 of both the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues will now take place this weekend, Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11.However, there is one exception to this and that is the Laois footballers. GAA announce refixture details for National League games Facebook Twitter Previous articleUPDATED: Suspected death from hypothermiaNext articleBreaking: Man arrested following shop robbery 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. They will actually play their Round 6 game against London on Sunday.Laois’s Round 5 game against Antrim has been refixed for March 31/April 1. Home Sport GAA GAA announce refixture details for National League games SportGAAGaelic FootballHurling Community This was the date that the league final was supposed to be played on so now the Division 4 final will be pushed back to the weekend of April 7/8.This month had originally been penciled in for club games only but this rule looks like it will be broken.As for the hurlers, Laois will now face Dublin on Sunday afternoon in O’Moore Park at 2.30pm.This is a must win match for Laois as if they lose they will be in the relegation final against Antrim.While a win or draw will put Laois into the quarter finals.Most of the matches will be played on Sunday afternoon, including the Division 1 Allianz Football League clash between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park.The Division 1 Allianz Hurling League Quarter finals have been moved to the weekend of March 17/18, the semi-finals to the weekend of March 24/25 and the Allianz Hurling League final to March 31.SEE ALSO – Orange status weather warning as some minor roads remain blocked Council Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 5th March 2018 last_img read more

St Joseph’s hit Port for eight goals, Kilcruise and The Heath draw and all of this evening’s Laois GAA results

first_img Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMan and woman arrested in relation to suspected murder caseNext articleJOB VACANCY: Laois solicitor’s firm seeking to hire Legal Secretary Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. St Joseph’s hit Port for eight goals, Kilcruise and The Heath draw and all of this evening’s Laois GAA results Home Sport GAA St Joseph’s hit Port for eight goals, Kilcruise and The Heath draw… SportGAA Facebook WhatsApp Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 4 Round 7The Rock 3-5 Graiguecullen 4-15Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1A Round 6Clonaslee St Manmans 1-13 Ballyfin 0-11Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 4 Round 7The Harps 0-17 Clough-Ballacolla 0-12St Fintan’s Mountrath 0-16 Kyle 0-13Rathdowney Errill V Rosenallis – conceded by RosenallisCamross 3-17 Park Ratheniska-Timahoe 2-8SEE ALSO – Man and woman arrested on suspicion of murder Twitter Division 1A and 1B of the Laois football leagues are down to the final stages and there were a number of games down for decision this evening.With the Laois seniors and U-20s in action over the next couple of days – and holidays and exams now an issue for clubs, there were mixed-strength teams on show again.Arles-Kilcruise and The Heath drew 0-11 each as they fight for their Division 1A status while St Joseph’s kept their very slip league final hopes alive with a massive 8-17 to 0-8 win over Portarlington.That loss means Port are far from safe in Division 1A. They sit on seven points and their next two games are against Arles-Kilcruise and Portarlington who are behind them on six and five points respectively.In Division 1B, Killeshin and Ballylinan drew, a result that edges Ballylinan ever closer to promotion and a league final place while keeping Killeshin two points ahead of Mountmellick who are in the relegation places.Elsewhere this evening, Clonaslee beat Ballyfin in ACHL Division 1A. It’s Clonaslee’s first win of the league but they still remain in serious relegation bother with one game remaining.Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1A Round 9Arles/Kilcruise 0-11 The Heath 0-11St Joseph’s 8-17 Portarlington 0-8Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Round 8 Killeshin 3-5 Ballylinan 1-11 Pinterest GAA Twitter GAA Facebook Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results By Steven Miller – 20th June 2019 WhatsApp GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

U.S. Forges Group for 1874 Implementation

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Chris Green – 2009.06.30 3:38pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE News U.S. Forges Group for 1874 Implementation Facebook Twittercenter_img AvatarChris Green News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News In an attempt to try and keep up the pressure on Pyongyang, the U.S. Department of State has asked former Ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg to lead an inter-agency group of government officials with a remit to ensure that UN Resolution 1874 is implemented fully.On his first trip in the role, Goldberg, accompanied by representatives of the National Security Council and Departments of Treasury and Defense, is scheduled to head to Beijing in order to, in the words of Department of State spokesman Ian Kelly, “consult with our partners in the region on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1874.”The group’s departure date has yet to be confirmed.This choice of schedule, heading directly for Beijing without a visit to Tokyo or Seoul en route, is a clear indication that the U.S. sees Chinese cooperation as the key to successful implementation of the UN resolution.Although Goldberg’s remit is limited to pursuing the enforcement of Resolution 1874, his appointment could also be seen as a response to media negativity about the activities of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, who has been doing the job of U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy since February of this year, but only on a part-time basis.With Ambassador Stephen Bosworth and State Department Korea desk director Sung Kim playing their parts, and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs Kurt Campbell having recently been approved by the Senate, interest in just how authority will be distributed among these four figures is destined to grow. News last_img read more

Rumors of Exile Keep Defector Families on Edge

first_imgNewsEconomy SHARE US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Kang Mi Jin – 2014.02.17 7:24pm News Rumors of Exile Keep Defector Families on Edgecenter_img News Kang Mi JinKang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] News Facebook Twitter North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) There is a rumor circulating in border regions of NorthKorea that the authorities are planning to send families of defectors into exilein rural interior regions. The rumor, which is keeping nerves on edge, is spreading at the end of anextended period of abnormal official steps to stem the flow of both defectionsand other illicit cross-border movements.“Recently everyone has been talking about this story thatdefector families are about to be sent away, so households connected todefectors abroad are deeply anxious,” a source in Yangkang Province reported toDaily NK on the 17th. “Everyone seems like they are tryingparticularly hard in their people’s units, Women’s Union sections andworkplaces.”At the beginning of this year, investigation teams made upof Ministry of People’s Security (MPS) cadres and students affiliated with aMinistry-run university were deployed along the border to conduct broadcrackdowns against illegal acts including defection. The latest rumor appears to stem from the notion that families of defectors will be cast into internal exile as theinspection period reaches its conclusion.“There has been no actual evidence however; it’s just a rumorat this stage,” the source noted. “Nevertheless, families of defectors are cautious to avoid becoming an example to others at times like this. They stay particularlyactive in political events, thinking of it as a wise move to be seen performingwell.“During this unusual investigation period the security serviceshave been patrolling local areas day and night, and this has made it difficultfor people to share information. Since it’s regarded as suspicious when anumber of people gather in any one place, some households have even been sharinginformation by landline.”The source estimates that the actual likelihood of the rumormanifesting itself as fact is low, however, given its practicality. “If ‘familiesof defectors were all to be sent into exile, this would mean most of thepeople in the border regions being banished, and that is impossible. Peoplesay that the state would only cause itself harm, because even if they banishedus and brought in people from other regions, that would only mean a rise in the number of different defectors. People are trying hard not to believe thestories. ” However, “They may yet banish some families as an example toothers.”On this, a defector originally from Hoeryeong told Daily NKtoday, “At the end of last month I had a call from my father, who told me notto call him until at least the end of March even if I am curious about the newsfrom home. These days there is word going round that even talking on the phonecan be risky to life […] Controls have gotten so harsh, and families ofdefectors may be suffering harassment.” last_img read more

IA Clarington appoints QV Investors to global equity mandate

first_img Related news Keywords Fund managersCompanies IA Clarington Investments Inc. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media With nearly $11 billion in assets under management, Calgary-based QV is widely recognized in the Canadian investment community for their disciplined approach to investing, focusing on long-term ownership of companies and building portfolios that differ from the index to provide investors with superior risk-adjusted returns. The portfolio managed by QV will be focused on 25-40 mid and large-cap names in developed countries around the world. QV has managed the IA Clarington Canadian Small Cap Fund since 1997 and was appointed to manage the IA Clarington Canadian Balanced Fund in 2009. “We remain optimistic with the long term prospects of investing in some of the world’s strongest franchises and continue to see opportunities in the marketplace,” said Joe Jugovic, QV president, CIO & CEO. “We are very excited to continue to expand our partnership with IA Clarington, one of our longest standing and highly respected clients,” said Jugovic, who will be the lead portfolio manager for the fund. The investment strategies of the fund will be amended to reflect QV’s investment process. All changes are subject to regulatory approvals. Segregated fund options are available through the IA Clarington GIF and IA Ecoflex programs. Franklin Templeton renames funds with new managers NEO, Invesco launch four index PTFscenter_img Change to Counsel Global Small Cap Fund IE Staff IA Clarington Investments Inc. says QV Investors Inc. will assume lead portfolio sub-advisory responsibility for the IA Clarington Global Dividend Fund effective July 2, in place of the existing sub-advisor, BNP Paribas Investment Partners Canada Ltd. Toronto-based IA Clarington says it intends to change the name of the fund to IA Clarington Global Equity Fund. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Canaccord Genuity makes strategic investment in Family Office Networks

first_img Related news PI Financial bought by joint venture skyscrapers in Manhattan at sunset, New York City maciejbledowski/123RF New York-based Family Office Networks (FON) has accepted a strategic investment from Toronto-based independent investment dealer Canaccord Genuity Group Inc, the companies announced Wednesday.FON works with family office investors and helps connect them to investment opportunities such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and industry service providers. Keywords Investment dealersCompanies Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton “Through our technology platform, newsletters, website and events we support families on all aspects related to growing and preserving wealth, including access to good deal flow,” says Andrew Schneider, founder and CEO of FON, in a statement.Also readCanaccord Genuity unveils new brandingCanaccord continues to grow advisor rosterThe investment will strengthen Canaccord’s distribution channel for new issues and other products, the dealer says.“The family office industry is an important constituency for us and we continually seek new ways to serve this valued community. Family Office Networks will be a trusted partner as we move forward with exciting new initiatives to meet the growing needs of global family offices,” says Mark Whaling, global head of sales and trading at Canaccord.Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ontario task force looks to boost industry competition Leede Jones Gable launches capital markets business Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Withdraw New Batch of Oppressive Laws: Russia

first_imgWithdraw New Batch of Oppressive Laws: Russia Human Rights WatchA group of Russian lawmakers introduced three bills on May 4, 2021 that would add new dangerous tools to the already significant arsenal of legislative weapons for the country’s crackdown on dissenting voices, Human Rights Watch said today.Two of the bills introduced in the State Duma, the lower chamber of parliament, would expand the impact of Russia’s law on “undesirable” organizations. The third would enable authorities to impose lengthy bans on potential candidates for Duma seats if they are associated with groups deemed “extremist” by the Russian authorities, even if they were associated with the group before it received that designation.“These bills are a far-from-subtle attempt to deprive the Kremlin’s political opponents of legal means of political participation and to instill ever more fear into Russia’s civil society,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “For years now, and with particular ferocity in the past six months, the Russian authorities have been trying to inflict death by a thousand cuts on civil society and meaningful political opposition.”One bill would amend the 2012 “Dima Yakovlev law” to expand the ban on participating in activities of organizations blacklisted by Russian authorities as “undesirable” beyond Russia’s borders. The bill also explicitly provides that such bans may be imposed not only on Russian nationals, but also on foreigners who are permanent residents of Russia and stateless persons.The bill also envisages that a foreign or international organization can be designated “undesirable” if acting as “intermediaries” in the Russian authorities’ view, transferring funds or property to support “undesirables” operations. The Russian authorities can impose the designation even if the group has no other connection to Russia.The other new bill involving “undesirables” introduces amendments to the Russian Criminal and Criminal Procedure codes to make it easier to open criminal cases on charges of affiliation with undesirable organizations. The bill separates the participation and leadership or management of such organizations into separate parts of the criminal articles and substantially reduces the threshold for criminal liability.The authorities have been using the laws on “undesirables” to lash out against activists and the political opposition. In March, police raided the first federal forum of municipal deputies in Moscow, arresting almost 200 attendees and charging them with the administrative offense of participation in activities of “undesirable organizations.”Under the existing “undesirables” law, criminal liability can only be invoked against a person who has previously had two or more administrative convictions in a one-year period on the same charges of involvement with an undesirable organization. This requirement would be entirely removed for the charge of “organizing” activities of an “undesirable” organization, and reduced to only one prior administrative conviction for “participation,” thus broadening the grounds for bringing charges against activists.There have been only a few such criminal cases, all related to allegations of involvement with only one organization, the Open Russia Civic Movement, which the authorities claimed was registered in the UK and was blacklisted as “undesirable” by the Justice Ministry in 2017. Activists affiliated with the Russian movement with the same name insisted they had no affiliation with the British organization.Anastasiya Shevchenko, the first to be indicted under such charges, spent over two years under house arrest and also learned that the police had installed a hidden camera in her bedroom. Mikhail Iosilevich, whose “misconduct” was providing his café as a space for civil society events, including guest lectures, and who denies any connection to Open Russia, has been in pretrial detention since January 2021. By the time the latest extension of his term expires on June 28, he will have spent half a year behind bars. A number of other activists have either also been convicted, indicted, or are at risk of prosecution, including Yana Antonova, who was previously convicted but could face new charges.The explanatory notes accompanying these two bills suggest that their authors aim to increase the toxicity of the organizations the Russian authorities blacklist and to cut off Russian activists from capacity building and educational opportunities abroad offered by some of the organizations already on the list of “undesirables” or risk criminal prosecution and sanctions. The third bill seeks to ban the leaders, staff members, and supporters of organizations listed as extremist from running for parliament.Russian counter-extremism provisions are broad and sufficiently vague to allow extensive interpretation. They have been criticized, among others, by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe for imposing “disproportionate restrictions of fundamental rights and freedoms … and infringe the principles of legality, necessity and proportionality.”While Russian authorities have used these laws and practices for legitimate purposes to counter violent extremism, they have also used them to target individuals and organizations that pose no actual threat and are simply viewed as politically inconvenient, selectively enforcing anti-extremism measures against nonviolent people who hold critical views of the government.The bill would impose a five-year ban on running for the Duma on the leadership or management of organizations designated as extremist and a three-year ban for their staff and supporters, defined in broad terms, including donors. The bill would also have a retroactive effect, to include anyone who was a leader or manager of such organizations up to three years before the authorities designated the group extremist and up to a year for staff members and supporters.It is hardly a coincidence that the bills are being proposed only a few months before the September parliamentary elections. The authorities are already designating as extremist three groups affiliated with the jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny. One of these targeted groups is the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) which gained public recognition and support though its investigations of high-level corruption. One of the group’s lawyers, Liubov Sobol, had announced her intention to run for the Duma in September and started her campaign.“There appears to be a clear aim to isolate Russia’s civil society and force many of its activists abroad into self-imposed exile under a threat of criminal sanctions, as well as to delegitimize and punish anyone affiliated with or actively supporting Alexei Navalny,” Williamson said. “Russian authorities need to stop the attempts to drag the country behind a new Iron Curtain and start demonstrating respect for fundamental human rights and democratic values.” /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:Asia, British, Central, Commission, corruption, Europe, Government, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Kremlin, leadership, Moscow, parliament, prosecution, Russia, UKlast_img read more

Wine Industry Network Welcomes Buffy Schaezlein to the Team

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Wine Industry Network Welcomes Buffy Schaezlein to the TeamIndustry News ReleasesWine Industry Network – NewsWine Industry Network Welcomes Buffy Schaezlein to the TeamBy Press Release – March 4, 2014 50 0 Previous articleNew Laws Set Tennessee Wine Industry to Emerge from the Shadow of ProhibitionNext articleAfternoon Brief, Mar. 5 Press Release Linkedin Email Share Pinterest AdvertisementWine Industry Network is proud to announce and welcome Buffy Schaezlein as the company’s Member Relations Manager. Buffy will oversee all member communications, marketing programs as well as identifying and executing new initiatives designed specifically to drive awareness and leads for the members represented on the network. In addition, Buffy will also serve as an additional marketing resource for members looking to explore different ways to maximize their marketing opportunities.Buffy’s expertise is primarily in marketing & design, but she also brings a tremendous amount of experience in content marketing, graphic, web and mobile design, digital research & metrics and social media marketing & optimization to the program.Prior to Wine Industry Network, Buffy was with The Press Democrat for nine years. In her last position as Interactive Marketing Manager & Media Specialist she managed the marketing website, oversaw all internal e-mail marketing campaigns along with social media and mobile marketing initiatives and was a part of the team that developed The Press Democrat’s PD Media Lab.Based on her experience and enthusiasm we are confident members will all benefit and feel her impact on our own marketing efforts and service.– George and the entire WIN TeamBuffy [email protected] x102Advertisement Twitter TAGSBuffy SchaezleinpeopleWine Industry Network last_img read more

Healthium Medtech launches TruShield AMG

first_img WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Healthium Medtech launches TruShield AMG MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The anti-microbial gloves are made using quaternary ammonium compound that kills microbes, provides 99.99 per cent protection for healthcare professionals, patients up to eight hours Healthium Medtech recently announced the launch its anti-microbial gloves, TruShield. Manufactured at Kunigal, Karnataka, these anti-microbial gloves (AMGs) are made from a patented technology using a quaternary ammonium compound that kills microbes and provides 99.99 per cent protection for healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients up to eight hours.Speaking on the occasion, Anish Bafna, Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Healthium said, “We constantly endeavour to simplify for the medical fraternity through innovative precision based medical devices manufactured indigenously across our five facilities in India. 85 per cent of medical devices in India are imported. As an Indian player delivering to global standards with US FDA (510k), CE and ISO approvals and 52 patents in India and the US, we are working relentlessly to reduce the dependence on imported technology and support a self-reliant (Atmanirbhar) India. With the launch of Trushield AMG, we would like to further protect the hands that save lives.”Speaking at the Launch, Dr Ashok Moharana, Chief Medical Officer, Healthium Medtech said, “Studies have shown that surgical site infections account for 15 per cent of all healthcare associated infection (HAI) and 37 per cent of HAI in surgical patients, putting patients at risk. On the other hand, over 45 per cent surgeons’ gloves get breached mostly on non-dominant hands and only 25 per cent notice the puncture during surgery, bringing an occult risk for HCPs. Enhancing protection from contact transmission for an extended duration is an unmet need today and to address this, we have launched TRUSHIELD anti-microbial gloves. With a novel mechanism of action, this is an effective solution that protects both HCPs and patients against a range of microbes. TRISHIELD AMG is non-leaching and offers 99.99 per cent microbicidal protection lasting up to eight hours.”Ehsan Huq, SVP – Commercial, Healthium Medtech said, “Collaboration is a core value at Healthium; launching TRUSHIELD AMG during the lockdown validates our commitment to partner with surgeons and their patients in successful outcomes. Improving access is our vision; TRUSHIELD AMG is supported by the Healthium team and available through our extensive distribution footprint, covering in excess of 500 towns and cities in India.” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app By EH News Bureau on May 29, 2020 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story anti-microbial glovesAtmanirbhar Indiahealthcare associated infectionhealthcare professionalsHealthium Medtechquaternary ammonium compoundTruShield AMGUS FDA News Add Commentlast_img read more