4 Sep

Samsung may be mulling sale

first_img Samsung Electronics Co may be looking to sell its hard-disk-drive business for $1.5bn (£919m), according to weekend reports. It is understood the company would use the proceeds of the sale to invest in higher growth areas. Samsung could not be reached for comment. whatsapp Samsung may be mulling sale by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Sunday 17 April 2011 10:40 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Share whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

24 Aug

Gambling Commission confirms credit card ban from April

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gambling Commission confirms credit card ban from April Email Address Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Bingo Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops The GB Gambling Commission has announced that it will introduce a ban on the use of credit cards for all forms of online and land-based gambling from 14 April.The decision comes after the Commission’s review of online gambling and the Government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures, while a public consultation on the issue ran from August to November 2019.The ban will apply to all online and offline gambling products, with the exception of non-remote lotteries, including products such as physical National Lottery tickets and scratchcards purchased in-person at approved retail outlets.According to the regulator, the new ban will help provide a significant layer of additional protection to vulnerable people in Britain.“Credit card gambling can lead to significant financial harm; the ban that we have announced today should minimise the risks of harm to consumers from gambling with money they do not have,” GC chief executive Neil McArthur said.“We know that there are examples of consumers who have accumulated tens of thousands of pounds of debt through gambling because of credit card availability. There is also evidence that the fees charged by credit cards can exacerbate the situation because the consumer can try to chase losses to a greater extent.”McArthur said while he understood some consumers used credit cards because they were convenient, the risk of harm to other players was too high to allow the use of this payment to continue in gambling.“We realise that this change will inconvenience those consumers who use credit cards responsibly but we are satisfied that reducing the risk of harm to other consumers means that action must be taken,” McArthur said. “But we will evaluate the ban and watch closely for any unintended circumstances for consumers.“The ban is part of our ongoing work to reduce gambling harm. We also need to continue the work we have been doing with gambling operators and the finance industry to ensure consumers only gamble with money they can afford to spend.”Culture Minister Helen Whately also praised the move: “Whilst millions gamble responsibly, I have also met people whose lives have been turned upside down by gambling addiction. There is clear evidence of harm from consumers betting with money they do not have, so it is absolutely right that we act decisively to protect them.”Whately also confirmed the government will carry out a review of the Gambling Act in order to “ensure it is fit for the digital age”, as promised in the ruling Conservative Party’s election manifesto. Plans are also in place to launch a new nationwide addiction strategy in 2020 as part of an ongoing effort to tackle problem gambling in the UK.“We will not hesitate to take any further action necessary to protect people from gambling harm,” Whately said.The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the trade association for the UK gambling industry, declared its support for the new ban, and immediately pledged that its members would go one step further.“We will implement a ban on credit cards and indeed our members will go further to study and improve the early identification of those at risk,” BGC chair Brigid Simmonds said. “The use of credit cards were previously used as a potential marker of harm which might lead to further intervention with customers.”Marc Etches, chief executive of problem gambling funding body GambleAware, also hailed the credit card ban, noting that it was essential that every effort was made to protect those experiencing gambling harm.“Gambling is a public health issue and mobile technology gives people access to gambling anytime, anywhere,” he explained. “Anyone who chooses to gamble should be able to do so in a safe environment, where the risks and available support options are made crystal clear.”Meanwhile, the GC has also announced changes to its licence conditions whereby all online gambling operators will be required to participate in the GamStop online self-exclusion scheme and offer customers the service from 31 March. The GB Gambling Commission has announced that it will introduce a ban on the use of credit cards for all forms of online and land-based gambling from 14 April. 14th January 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

12 Jul

Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgFan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

12 Jul

Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

5 Jul

Here are two UK small-cap stocks I’d buy right now

first_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! James J. McCombie | Friday, 9th October, 2020 | More on: SCE STX Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar James J. McCombie owns shares of Surface Transforms. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Looking for other small-cap stocks to consider adding to your portfolio? Then you might want to read about… Image source: Getty Images Here are two UK small-cap stocks I’d buy right now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares If you are looking for UK small-cap shares to buy, I think Surface Transforms (LSE:SCE) and Shield Therapeutics (LSE:STX) look like good picks for a portfolio. I think both have the potential to deliver the kind of returns small-cap stocks are known for, but they also look less risky now due to significant and recent business developments. A breakout UK small-cap stockSurface Transforms makes carbon-ceramic brakes. Its proprietary method produces brake discs that are more durable and conduct heat better than its competitors. Surface’s main competitor owns almost all of the market, but the owners of BMW own most of it. Surface presents a compelling alternative for carmakers concerned about this BMW connection. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…After many years of trying to crack the market, orders are starting to grow. Surface won several new contracts in 2020. One of them – to be a sole supplier to a global customer – is a huge deal. To be a sole supplier, the customer must have complete confidence in the product and its delivery. Others will take note, and this could be the key that unlocks a chunk of market share in the future.These new orders should push the company into profitability by 2021, and profits should continue to grow in 2022 and onwards. And I think there is more to come. The carbon-ceramic brakes market is worth around £200m and is growing. A 10% market share equates to revenues of over £20m per year – a significant improvement on the £1m in revenue reported in 2019. I think a 10% market share is achievable. So if you are looking to buy shares in a UK small-cap company, I think you should consider Surface.Stock therapyShield Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company. Its lead product, Feraccru/Accrufer, treats iron deficiency anaemia. Regulators have approved Feraccru/Accrufer and it is now commercially available. Getting past the approval stage and onto marketing and selling a drug is a significant milestone and reduces the risk of failure. Now the company needs to focus on increasing sales volume.Shield finds marketing and distribution partners for the markets it wants to enter. The partners pay upfront and milestone payments and royalties on sales. Shield’s European partner sold more of the product in the first half of 2020 than in the whole of 2019. A deal with a distributor covering China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan has been agreed this year and sales could commence as early as 2023.Finding a US partner would be a game-changer for Shield, and could happen before 2020 is out. The deal with the Asian distributor is worth around £35m in upfront and milestone payments, and 10%–15% of net sales for at least 10 years. I would expect the US deal to be more lucrative. Combining European, Asian and US upfront payments and royalties on sales is expected to tip Shield into positive cash flow and consistent profitability from 2022 onwards.Owning shares in Shield looks a lot less risky now. Getting to the point of actually making sales of a drug is a huge milestone. The next step is to scale up in existing markets and break into new ones. I think Shield is a UK small-cap stock to buy right now. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by James J. McCombielast_img read more

20 Jun

Anglicans speak out on sexual and gender-based violence

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Feb 16, 2015 Rector Collierville, TN From right: U.K. Conservative Member of Parliament William Hague; Actress Angelina Jolie-Pitt; Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office the Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay; and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, on a panel at the FCO event. Photo: Anglican Alliance[Anglican Alliance] Anglicans gathered with other faith leaders in London to set recommendations for how faith communities can work collaboratively, together with governments and national and international stakeholders, to end sexual violence in conflict. The two day interfaith consultation was convened by the We Will Speak Out coalition and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (further coverage of the meeting here).The Anglicans taking part in the meeting were: Mathilde Nkwirikiye (Anglican Church of Burundi), Archbishop Henri Isingoma (Anglican Church of Congo), the Rev. Joseph Bilal (Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan), Vijula Arulanantham (Church of Ceylon), Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva (Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil), Bishop Margaret Vertue (Anglican Church of Southern Africa), Bishop Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya (Anglican Church of Southern Africa), Bishop Christopher Cocksworth (Church of England) and the Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin (Church of England).On the final day of meetings faith leaders made a joint statement (the full text is available below). You can add your voice to theirs at http://www.wewillspeakout.org/interfaithevent2015.On Feb. 11, the Anglican Alliance hosted a webinar on how churches can mobilize to end sexual and gender-based violence in their communities and raise their voices with other churches and faith communities globally to tackle these issues at a global level.Speakers addressed subjects such as care and support of survivors of gender-based violence; ensuring survivors are at the heart of church responses; gender justice and theology; engaging men and boys in ending gender-based violence; faith leaders speaking out; and church as a “safe space” for survivors.The webinar was chaired by the Rev. Rachel Carnegie, co-executive director of the Anglican Alliance, and presenters included: Archbishop Henri Isingoma, Anglican Church of Congo (DRC); Mathilde Nkwirikiye, Mothers’ Union in Burundi; Mara Luz, Episcopal Church in Brazil; Therese Mama Mapenzi, a partner of CAFOD in DRC; the Rev. Terrie Robinson, director for women in church and society at the Anglican Communion Office; and Paulo Ueti, theologian and Anglican Alliance facilitator for Latin America and the Caribbean.You can listen to the recording of the webinar and access the slides, with presentations in both English and French.Resources relating to many of the themes discussed on the webinar are available at: http://www.wewillspeakout.org/resources.Inter Faith Declaration on Mobilising Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, 9-10 February 2015We have come together at the inter faith consultation on ‘Mobilising Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence in Conflict’, 9-10 February 2015, because we recognise our particular role and responsibility as leaders in helping bring to an end the use of rape and other forms of sexual and gender based violence in conflict. This consultation advances the discussion at the ‘Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict’ held in London in June 2014.As faith leaders, we acknowledge that all faiths affirm the dignity of human beings and so condemn sexual violence. We share a common understanding of our potential to mobilise people at all levels to work together to end sexual violence in conflict.  We will challenge the culture of impunity that exists for these crimes, and use our influence to mobilise and encourage leadership and commitment across governments, communities and religious institutions to protect human rights and provide safe spaces and support to survivors and their families.We will promote the dignity and rights of survivors of sexual violence, both female and male.  The shame for these crimes lies with the perpetrators and not those who suffer them. We have a critical role to play in tackling the root causes of sexual violence, including the subordinate and unequal status of women around the world, and harmful cultural, religious and social norms, including distorted notions of masculine identities. Ideas of culture or tradition, or misapplication of sacred texts, must never be used to allow impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence. We will also seek to work with perpetrators to end the cycle of violence.Based on our discussions, we have determined the distinctive role of faith leaders in:Defending values of faith and human rightsTackling impunity and promoting justice and accountabilitySupporting survivors of sexual violenceEngaging men and boys in promoting positive masculinities and transformed gender relationsPeace building and peace processesWe have agreed to implement recommendations for collaborative action in these areas, as set out in the Report of the Inter Faith Consultation on Mobilising Faith Communities to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.  As faith leaders, we commit ourselves to take these actions:We will speak out against sexual and gender-based violence in conflict at every opportunityWe will take action together to promote human rights and see girls, women, boys and men freed from the threat and impact of sexual violence in conflict across the world.We will stand together in solidarity with all those affected by sexual violence.We will promote the development and implementation of laws that protect and promote justice to bring an end to sexual, and other forms of gender based violence during and after conflict, holding governments to account.We will strive to build peace and promote reconciliation, challenging the internal and external causes of conflict.We will dedicate ourselves to finding lasting solutions; mobilising leadership at all levels and implementing these values within our own faith community.We call on all faith leaders to join us in speaking out and to work together with governments, national and international stakeholders, and communities to help end the use of sexual violence in conflict. 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Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Anglicans speak out on sexual and gender-based violence In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Comments (1) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls February 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm Congratulations on this recent interfaith meeting on sexual and gender based violence. May leadership communities actively support and actively join the campaign during conflict and peace times. It rests on faith communities the responsibility and function to end sexual violence of all forms. Cultural and traditional misconceptions on masculinity must be exposed. Sheer malfunctions of male exploitation, harassment and abuse must be documented, revealed and checked; so there will abide peace, peace of mind and celebration of life. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Gender Justice Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

18 Jun

CJ Stander announces retirement with emotive open letter, saying thanks to those that made a difference

first_imgTuesday Mar 16, 2021 CJ Stander announces retirement with emotive open letter, saying thanks to those that made a difference Ireland international flanker CJ Stander has just announced his retirement, releasing an open letter via the IRFU. The South African born Munster man will play out his Munster contract and complete the mid-year Test window.ADVERTISEMENTThe letter in full:All professional sports people are told “you will know when the time is right to hang up your boots”. It’s a sentiment one cannot fully comprehend until that day arrives. For me, that time has come, and I hereby publicly announce my retirement from all forms of rugby. I will be available to represent Munster until 27 June 2021 when my contract expires, and for International duty, until the end of the mid-year Test window.During the lockdown, I did a stocktake of what matters most to me in life. My faith, family and this incredible game I have played since I was six years old easily topped the list. However, I came to the realisation that my commitment to rugby has started to take an unfair toll on my family, who both in Limerick and South Africa have made considerable sacrifices for more than 25 years to allow me to live my dream.I am not saddened by my decision. I’ve had a full and utterly enjoyable rugby career, and I can now look back on a journey that offered me rewards, memories and surprises beyond anything I could have scripted for myself. I wouldn’t change a thing. The 150 matches I played for Munster were some of the most precious and formative experiences of my life. My blood will remain Munster Red long after I have said my goodbyes to the people of Limerick.I have just played my 50th Test for Ireland. I have never considered myself a foreigner in an Irish jumper, but I knew this environment would only reward hard work, devotion and the forging of authentic relationships. My first steps towards the Test arena were taken from the welcoming midst of the people of Limerick.ADVERTISEMENTIn 2012, arriving as a 22-year-old who only had two kitbags flung over his shoulders and a limited command of English, I had to commit myself to a new family who immediately adopted me as one of their own. Limerick became my home.It was during a freezing training session at Munster towards the end of 2020 that I just knew I had entered the final stretch of my career. I asked myself whether I was still enjoying this enough to earn the continued support of Munster and Ireland, and to justify the sacrifices my family was making.From a performance perspective, the answer was yes. But I always had the intent to retire while I was still playing some of my best rugby. I also knew I wanted my daughter Everli to grow up around her family in South Africa. When all these intentions and considerations intercepted each other during that training session, I discussed the implications thereof with coach Johann van Graan and the Irish Rugby Union. I deeply appreciate that they tried to persuade me otherwise, but I knew it was time.I will be playing my final matches as a professional athlete with contentment and gratitude for what was and for what lies ahead in the next chapter of my life.ADVERTISEMENTI have many people to thank, and I will do most of the thanking in a private setting. For now, I want to say thank you to my parents, Jannie and Amanda, my brother Janneman, my wife Jean-Marié, my daughter Everli, and my family-in-law as well: Ryk (Sr), San-Marie, Ryk, and Elsje. Your boundless love and support carried me.Thank you to my agent, Gerrie Swart. You convinced me that Limerick was a great fit for me, and you have never been more right about anything. I also sincerely value your guidance during this transitional time.I reserve a special word of thanks to the late Anthony “Axel” Foley. Your impact on my personal and professional life remains as tangible today as it was when you were still with us.Thank you to Johann van Graan for being such a powerful and formative force in my life. You first started coaching me when I arrived for training in Pretoria as a 17-year-old. Now, 14 years later, we’re having an Irish pint to celebrate a lifelong friendship.Thank you to the people of Ireland, my larger rugby family in Limerick, the Irish Rugby Union, Joe Schmidt, who first selected me to play for Ireland, Andy Farrell, who continued to back me, and every teammate and member of management I have had the honour of sharing a dressing room with.Not only has my English (marginally) improved thanks to your intervention, but you also pushed me to become a better player, man, husband and father.As I now shift my focus squarely back to my family, I do so hoping that I’m leaving the Irish jersey in an even better space than when I first inherited it. Ireland has enormous talent breaking through the ranks, and it is now time for me to step back and allow a new generation of players to answer Ireland’s call.Sincerely,CJ StanderMarch 2021 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 13 WEEKS AGO Ireland snatch win but Johnny Sexton admits… 13 WEEKS AGO Tributes pour in as Sonny Bill Williams thanks… 13 WEEKS AGO Thorley and Hepetema suspended after dismissals… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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14 Jun

Agriculture Trade on the Agenda During Obama Cuba Visit

first_img SHARE Lobbyists for the U.S. agriculture industry and major business groups are descending on Havana, hoping to leverage President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba to advance their interests on the island. Obama is in Cuba, the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the island in 88 years. The trip comes more than a year after Obama’s December 2014 announcement that the United States would reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Without Congressional action to repeal the embargo — which is unlikely to happen during an election year — lobbyists are using the highly publicized trip to promote the economic benefits of restoring commercial ties with Cuba. They were in contact with administration officials for weeks before the trip, handpicking Cuban business owners to attend White House-planned, entrepreneurship events, and connecting local entrepreneurs with U.S. companies looking to forge deals or collaborate on projects.U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is traveling with the President to highlight the potential for U.S./Cuba agricultural trade. “The normalization of trade relations would allow U.S. farmers to use lower transportation costs to edge in on the European Union’s food exports to Cuba,” Vilsack said. “When the embargo is lifted, the United States will be in a very good position to reclaim a portion of the market we’ve lost.”Vilsack cited soybeans, rice, poultry, and biofuels as new markets U.S. farmers could tap in Cuba, which in turn could sell organic products to its former Cold War foe. The Obama administration is asking Congress for $1.5 million for on-the-ground studies into challenges to agricultural trade in Cuba, from pests to a diplomatic void left by decades of hostile relations. “We have not had people on the ground,” Vilsack said. “We need to develop relationships with the people in Cuba so we know who to do business with and who actually makes the deals.”Vilsack, who visited Cuba last month, said state agricultural commissioners and secretaries have also been traveling to the island on trade missions. Last year, representatives of the Indiana Farm Bureau, agribusiness firms, and the Indiana Soybean Alliance witnessed a shortage of food on store shelves and rusted-out Russian tractors during a September trip to the island, which was once the ninth-largest importer of U.S. agricultural products.Bob White, a retail agriculture specialist with the Indiana Farm Bureau, said there are plenty of logistical issues that make trade with Cuba difficult, such as inadequate telecommunications, electricity, and refrigerated storage. But the primary issue, White said, is the inability to facilitate transactions through credit. “Import-export doesn’t work unless you get a credit venue and a bank that will back you,” White stated. By Gary Truitt – Mar 20, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Agriculture Trade on the Agenda During Obama Cuba Visit Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleCheaper U.S. Beef Could Slow Asian Demand for Australian MeatNext articleIndiana Dairy Farmers Pleased with Walmart’s Choice Gary Truitt SHARE Agriculture Trade on the Agenda During Obama Cuba Visitlast_img read more

13 Jun

Updated: Winter storm shutters schools, ices roads

first_imgLinkedin The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ TAGSWeather Fort Worth braces for more severe weather The 109 Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Although TCU has not had its network of 7,000 computers hacked by an outside source, protective measures are being taken to keep the system from falling subject to any form of computer compromise, a TCU network security engineer said.The threat of computer hacking at universities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area became evident when nearly 38,000 student profiles at the University of North Texas were accessed in August 2005. Facebook TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! + posts The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Facebook Previous articleThis week in Paschal sportsNext articleSchool closures, delays continue into Tuesday The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Twitter Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday ReddIt TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ printA late blast of winter hit North Texas overnight, shutting down schools and making roads icy across Fort Worth on Monday.Sleet and freezing rain began to fall in the Dallas-Fort Worth area late Sunday. While most of the precipitation stopped by mid-day Monday, the National Weather Service said that slush on roadways will begin refreezing on roadways Monday night.“Any freezing drizzle will only worsen driving conditions,” according to a NWS report late Monday afternoon.Although TxDOT traffic cameras show that major highways around the Metroplex are largely empty, Fort Worth Police tweeted earlier today that there had been 237 accidents and stranded drivers reported between 9 p.m. Sunday night and 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.Since the tweet, they tweeted about several other accidents and encouraged drivers to stay off the roads.All Fort Worth ISD schools closed for the day. Private schools in southwestern Fort Worth, such as Saint Andrew Catholic School, Fort Worth Country Day and the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, also closed Monday.TCU, Tarrant County College and Tarleton State also cancelled classes for Monday.While sleet and freezing rain have largely exited the area, roads remain slick.“Any ice on area roadways will likely remain in place through Tuesday afternoon when melting may begin to occur,” according to the NWS.This has already prompted school closings in school districts in Weatherford and Denton, as well as in other North Texas districts.  Dallas ISD and Fort Worth ISD are still monitoring the weather.Follow the 109 on Twitter for updates on any potential school closings on Tuesday.This article was last updated at 6 p.m., Monday. Ali Montag is the 109’s education and community editor.  Email her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @ali_montag.Daniel Salazar is the executive editor of the 109. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @imdanielsalazar. ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more

2 Jun

Olympic athlete headlines JBS speaker series

first_img Olympic athlete headlines JBS speaker series Jackie Joyner-Kersee Olympic heptathlete and long jumper Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be the featured speaker during the Feb. 20 John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute Distinguished Lecture Series at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. and JBS Public Leadership Institute Executive Director Robert Brescia said tickets will cost $10 and be free to students. Tickets will be available at the Wagner Noel box office.Brescia said he hasn’t given the presentation an official title yet, but is calling it “An Evening with Jackie Joyner-Kersee” for now.A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Joyner-Kersee speaks about athletics, business success, living with the limitations of medical issues, nutrition, women’s issues and youth advocacy. She has been afflicted with asthma throughout her life, Brescia said. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Jackie Joyner-Kersee Pinterest WhatsApp 1 of 2 Twitter JBS lecture logocenter_img Facebook By admin – January 6, 2018 Following her retirement, she founded the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation, aimed at encouraging youth in her hometown to play sports. Additionally, in 2007, Joyner-Kersee helped establish Athletes for Hope along with such sports heroes as Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali and Mia Hamm.Athletes for Hope’s website said its mission is to educate, encourage and assist athletes in their efforts to contribute to community and charitable causes, increase public awareness of those efforts and to inspire others to do the same.Joyner-Kersee was called “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated magazine. At the end of her career in the heptathlon and long jump, she had won three Olympic gold medals, one silver and two bronze, her biography said.She was the first woman in history to earn more than 7,000 points in the heptathlon and today she still holds the world heptathlon record of 7,291 points. She still holds Olympic and national records in the long jump and her 1994 performance in the long jump remains the second longest in history, her biography said.Joyner-Kersee also was a world-class 100 and 200 meter runner, an All-American basketball player at UCLA and played professional basketball briefly, it said.Brescia said he was interested in bringing Joyner-Kersee to the Permian Basin in part because of her reputation as being an engaged and accommodating speaker, going the extra mile to talk to students and “just being a regular person when she’s on site.”This year, Brescia said JBS Public Leadership Institute is highlighting women’s leadership issues “and we’re going to start with her.”He added that she was a breakthrough athlete and a joy to watch.“To see the distinctions she was bringing home for the United States was just incredible,” Brescia said.Joyner-Kersee has an autobiography called “A Kind of Grace” and has penned “A Woman’s Place is Everywhere.”Brescia said the proceeds will enable JBS Public Leadership Institute to recoup a lot of the cost associated with obtaining speakers and the venue. He added that it’s not without precedent to charge for lectures and that other UT campuses do it.Whether there is a cost for tickets for future lectures will depend on the lecture, Brescia said.“I think the fine people of the Permian Basin will come to the table to try and help the lecture program as much as possible,” Brescia said.Later in the year, on Oct. 4, members of the Texas Supreme Court will be in Odessa for a court day. Brescia said they will operate like they do in Austin. That night, he said, there will be a JBS lecture at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.If You Go Local NewsEducation More Information Pinterest What: John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute Distinguished Lecture Series presents Jackie Joyner-Kersee.When: 7 p.m. Feb. 20.Where: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. Farm to Market Road 1788 in Midland.Tickets: cost is $10 and free to students. Jackie Joyner Kersee.JBS Leadership Institute. Previous articleUnited Way of Odessa sets annual meetingNext articlePetition drive proceeds after threat adminlast_img read more