National Salt Company Nigeria Plc ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

‘NO’ to austerity

first_imgStudents in Barcelona in the Spanish state, on Oct. 17, the second day of a student strike.The story is the same across Europe. Governments are imposing devastating austerity measures in the service of the big banks as a severe global recession deepens. Yet, increasingly, the continent’s workers are responding with massive, militant demonstrations and general strikes.In Britain, tens of thousands of protesters descended on London; Belfast, in the north of Ireland; and Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 20. Their militant demonstrations protested the Conservative government’s plans to further cut back on public spending, while it reduces taxes for Britain’s wealthy.Following the mass demonstrations, scores of protesters fought a running battle with police through the streets of London, many wearing Guy Fawkes or “Vendetta” masks, a symbol often used by Occupy protesters in the U.S.Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, which helped organize the march, said the message was that “austerity is simply failing.” (Associated Press, Oct. 20) The TUC, which represents 54 unions and more than 6 million workers, is considering calling the first general strike in Britain since 1926 to show their opposition to the brutal austerity program.Protesters loudly booed opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, who supposedly has close ties with unions, when he told those assembled in London’s Hyde Park that “some cuts would have to be made one way or the other.” (AP)In Greece, huge, militant demonstrations occurred in Athens, Thessalonica, and Piraeus and protests swept dozens of other cities on Oct. 18. These actions were accompanied by a general strike which not only shut down the public sector but also shuttered thousands of small businesses that are being devastated by the austerity measures.The message from PAME, the All-Workers Militant Front, was as clear as it was militant. Aleka Papariga, general secretary of the Central Committee of the KKE (Greek Communist Party), emphasized, “The important thing is to build a strong people’s alliance so that the people follow the path of rupture, overthrow, disengagement from the EU [European Union], cancellation of the debt and socialization. There is no other path.” (, Oct. 18)Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, on Oct. 15, against the government’s proposed brutal austerity measures. The 2013 draft budget is one of the harshest in the country’s recent history and will cut the equivalent of a month’s wages from many workers’ paychecks. At the same time, taxes are being increased, with the burden falling hardest on the lowest wage earners.The October protests followed similar ones on Sept. 29, which were held in anticipation of the proposed austerity budget. Protesters then marched through downtown Lisbon, shouting, “Let the fight continue!” Their banners read, “Go to hell Troika, we want our lives back!” (“Troika” refers to the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.)“A year ago the prime minister told us the solution to the country’s problems was the agreement with the troika. … But we have already seen this film in Greece. This is a road without an exit, pushing us toward the precipice,” said Armenio Carlos, leader of the CGTP union. He was speaking to marchers crowded into the city’s main square, Praça de Comércio, on the banks of the Tagus River, reported Reuters on Sept. 29.On Oct. 19, Spain’s main trade unions called a general strike for Nov. 14, coinciding with similar work stoppages in Portugal and Greece, to protest government-imposed austerity measures and labor reforms. Called by the Workers’ Commissions and General Workers’ unions, it will be the second general strike in Spain this year. A prior stoppage was held on March 29.Fernando Lezcano, speaking for the Workers’ Commissions, said it would be the first joint general strike in neighboring Spain and Portugal. The General Workers’ unions’ statement said the strike was called to press for a change in government policy because “cuts are strangling the economy and dismantling our social model.” (USA Today, Oct. 19)Why capitalists are worriedThe world’s capitalist bosses are well aware of the tremendous pain and suffering their austerity programs are causing in Europe and elsewhere. They are worried — not about the welfare of poor and working people — but about the possibilities of resistance and even rebellion by those whom they are so cruelly oppressing.On April 1, professor Erik Jones, a prominent economist from Bologna’s Johns Hopkins University, told Reuters, “Populations were prepared to suspend judgment on their politicians and accept sacrifice if they believed there would be long term gain, but not indefinitely.”Jones stated, “We have only got about six months to run before voters start looking at their politicians and taking off the rose-tinted glasses. Once that happens, we are going to find not just a rapid turnover in incumbent governments that happen to go to the polls, but also an increase in the general level of disquiet that will be expressed in the form of strikes and other forms of social disobedience.”The same article quoted Jean-Paul Fitoussi, an economics professor at Paris’ Sciences Po Institute, who asserted that austerity measures were “a dangerous approach that could trigger social unrest.”Six months later, global resistance to the austerity measures that these capitalist economists opined about earlier this year is increasing. Progressives worldwide should not only take note of this development, but also struggle to turn these resistance movements into vehicles that can fight for fundamental change.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Case for Outsourcing in Property Preservation

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Case for Outsourcing in Property Preservation in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO July 5, 2019 11,661 Views You can pretty much guarantee that when anyone establishes a property preservation company, the first thing they focus on is the core part of the business, the actual inspection work. Of course, this is the right thing to do as, without success in this area, there simply is no business.But, then a frustrating thing happens. More work generates an admin burden that can soon overwhelm any thriving business.It’s at this point that a property preservation business has to make a critical choice, do you and your team focus your expertise and energies on the core business activities and ask the outsourcing experts to carry out the other activities like quality check and bid creation?The clever answer is yes. That’s because, property preservation data entry is the most pertinent admin job and any mistakes in this area can carry serious consequences, which can have a long-term impact on not only the property preservation company but their client also.By outsourcing to experts, property preservation companies can ensure that all their data entry needs are met in one single place by a dedicated data entry outsourcing company, allowing them to grow their business and do what they do best: attract more clients.And the reasons don’t stop there. Property preservation companies should outsource their data entry because by working with the right data entry outsourcing partner they also gain:Experience: The right data entry outsourcing partner will have USA property inspection and preservation data experience. Guaranteed compliance: The right partner will be compliant with industry regulations.Added value: The right outsourcing company will provide insights, solutions, and best practice processes drawn from years of experience managing the complex data entry demands of global clients. Cost savings: They will help property preservation companies achieve cost savings, compared to having an in-house service.Scalability: With the partner, property preservation companies have the immediate option of increasing or decreasing their data entry outsourcing team.Quality: The right data entry outsourcing partner will provide increased data quality and accuracy.Speed: They offer a fast turnaround with a 365/24/7 operation.The highest standards of communication and service: They will prioritize communication and see how it ultimately defines the success of the relationship.Advanced Security Protocols: The right partner will have full office and workstation CCTV camera monitoring, secure data transfer, and biometric password protected data access.In-house Training Center: They will have a comprehensive training program designed with the help of leading industry experts. Above all else, the right data entry outsourcing partner will be the complete solution to a property preservation companies’ admin burden and will allow them to focus on growing their business, at their pace. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Commentary / The Case for Outsourcing in Property Preservation data entry Property Preservation real estate REO 2019-07-05 Radhika Ojha Subscribe  Print This Post Mit Somaiya is a graduate from the EBS Business School, Germany. He has a rich experience in consulting for Social Business in Europe and Asia on the topics of Operational Excellence and Minimum Quality Standards. Somaiya’s core specializations include strategic planning, operational benchmarking, optimizing workforce efficiency and foraying into newer business markets. For the Offshore Property Preservation division at IMS People, Somaiya is responsible for foraying into the U.S. REO market, making allied partnerships and overseeing operations to ensure quality services to clients. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Parts of a Whole in Default Servicing Next: Better Data, Stronger Performance Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Mit Somaiya Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: data entry Property Preservation real estate REO The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

‘Tandav’ Row : Allahabad High Court Directs Amazon Content Head Aparna Purohit To Appear Before Police Tomorrow

first_imgNews Updates’Tandav’ Row : Allahabad High Court Directs Amazon Content Head Aparna Purohit To Appear Before Police Tomorrow LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Feb 2021 8:55 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Commercial Head of Amazon Prime Video, Aparna Purohit, to cooperate in the ongoing investigation against the web series ‘Tandav’. A Single Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh has ordered Purohit to appear before the investigating officer tomorrow, February 23, and fully cooperate in the ongoing investigation. The…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Commercial Head of Amazon Prime Video, Aparna Purohit, to cooperate in the ongoing investigation against the web series ‘Tandav’. A Single Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh has ordered Purohit to appear before the investigating officer tomorrow, February 23, and fully cooperate in the ongoing investigation. The order states, “Considering the aforesaid undertaking, the accused-applicant is directed to appear before the investigating officer tomorrow i.e. 23.02.2021 at 2 p.m. at Police Station Hazratganj, Lucknow. The investigating officer shall interrogate/investigate and, if it is required, intimate further date for appearance of the accused-applicant. The accused-applicant is directed to fully cooperate in the ongoing investigation. The accused-applicant will not leave the country without prior permission of the competent Court.” The development comes after the Police authorities informed the Court that Purohit has not been cooperating in the investigation after obtaining interim protection vide order dated February 11, 2021. She has been booked for alleged commission of offences under Sections 66 (Computer related offences), 66F (Punishment for cyber terrorism) and 67 (Transmitting obscene material) IT Act, 2008 (as amended) apart from Sections 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups), 295 (Defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion), 505(1)(b) (Public mischief), 505(2) (Statements promoting hatred between classes), 469 (Forgery for purpose of harming reputation) of IPC. Earlier, Purohit had argued that all the offences alleged against her carry a maximum sentence of three years. She further submitted that a perusal of the FIR does not indicate commission of any offence under Section 66-F of the IT Act. On February 4, the Allahabad High Court granted her protection against coercive pursuant to an FIR registered against her in Gautam Buddh Nagar. Subsequently, on February 11, the Lucknow Bench of the High Court extended this protection, vis-à-vis a FIR registered in Hazratganj Kotwali in Lucknow. On Monday, the High Court extended the protection order until March 9, 2021. ‘Tandav’, starring actors Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, Gauhar Khan and Kritika Kamra, premiered on the streaming platform Amazon Prime last month. The UP Government has alleged that “the visual and wordings used by certain actors in the said web series contain certain scene portraying ‘God’ in a very derogatory manner for which the said F.I.R. has been lodged.” Case Title: Aparna Purohit v. State of UP & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Petition by local club for return of underage training

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNewsSport FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Two members of Burt GAA club have begun a petition to appeal for a relaxation of restrictions on outdoor activities for school children in March.The motion, in light of updated living with Covid Plan details set to be published later, highlights the detrimental effect the lockdown is having n children of that age.The letter stressed that are ‘no confirmed transmissions of Covid-19 through the participation in outdoor sport.One of the members who have put forward the motion is local Journalist Damian Dowds, he spoke on today’s Nine Till Noon Show:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest Kelly nets hat-trick in Bohs win Pinterest Sligo Rovers go top of Premier Division Previous articleYet another car abandoned and set alight in InishowenNext articleRoutine breast screening resuming this week News Highland Twitter By News Highland – February 23, 2021 Petition by local club for return of underage training Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You can sign the petition online herelast_img read more

Harvesting seeds

first_img David Price points out seeds on a sunflower in front of his house on Murphree Street on Thursday. Below, Price examins one of the many flowers in his yeard. Price has over 100 plants growing in his yard, and uses the seeds to feed the birds.Sunflowers: for the birdsWhen a sack of birdseed costs more than a choice cut of beef, it’s time to start shopping around.David Price was not only looking for an inexpensive sack of birdseed, he was looking for free birdseed. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Sunflowers like the sun but they also need water,” he said. “I have a soak hose on mine. If we don’t get rain, I soak them about two hours each week. They’ve got to have water.“The bigger they get, the more water they need.”Price estimated that he has about 100 sunflower plants and each has one head or more.When the heads seed, they will make natural feeders for the birds. The birds can pluck the seeds directly from the natural feeders.With far more than 100 natural feeders for his backyard, Price that certain that his time sifting black oil sunflowers seeds from a bag of birdseed has paid high dividends. Book Nook to reopen Email the author Published 11:00 pm Thursday, August 9, 2012 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like School begins Students receive schedules and lockers during registration at Charles Henderson High School in Troy, Ala., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (Messenger… read more “The seeds are not ready just yet,” Price said. “These tiny flowers, the ones that have been pollinated by the bees, will be seeds.”When the sunflower heads are ready to be cut, Price will put them in a bucket and in a dry place until spring planting time.“The best time to plant sunflower seeds is probably May,” he said. “You want to make sure to plant after the chance of frost is gone. Sunflowers seeds are no trouble to plant. Just dig a little trench and drop the seeds in the ground, just like you would do if you were planting corn.”Price plants his black oil sunflower seeds about an inch deep, covers them and then gives them a good dousing of water. Harvesting seeds Sponsored Content Print Article Latest Stories “Twenty-five dollars is just too much to pay for bird seed,” Price said. “So, I sifted the black oil sunflower seeds out of a sack of birdseed and decided to grow sunflowers and my own seeds.”Price admits that his row of sunflowers on Murphree Street is beginning to look a little “seedy” at this time of year. The sunflowers that line the sidewalk along his front lawn have begun to lose their color and drop their heavy heads.But, when he lifts the sunflowers’ drooping heads, what Price sees makes him smile. The dark sunflower heads are filled with little flowers that will be the seeds – the bird feed of the future. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

From the Atlantic hurricane season to wildfires in the West: How 2020 weather shattered records

first_imgImagedepotpro/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — This year became one for the record books for yet another reason: The turbulent weather of 2020 smashed numerous records, from storms to wildfires to heat waves.Record-breaking hurricane season ‘in every sense of the word’This year was the fifth year in a row that the Atlantic hurricane season was an above-normal active season, and 2020 is now in the record books as “the most active hurricane season on record” in the Atlantic, said Jason Smerdon, a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season — which ran from June to November — had 30 named storms, the most in recorded history, beating a record previously held by the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. The very active 2005 season, which included Hurricane Katrina, had 28 named storms in the Atlantic basin.This year was also only the second time that the Greek alphabet was used to name storms after running through the full English alphabet.Twelve named storms made landfall in the continental U.S. this season, beating the record from 1916 when nine storms made landfall.Six of those storms that made landfall were designated as hurricanes, which is double what’s normal for one season. This year ties 1886 and 1985 for most hurricane landfalls in a single season.Louisiana was hit particularly hard this year with five named storms making landfall, marking a record for Louisiana and for any state.After Hurricane Iota — the strongest hurricane to hit Nicaragua in November — struck, Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization, said at a UN news briefing in Geneva, “We’re running out of superlatives for this Atlantic hurricane season.”“It’s record-breaking in every sense of the word,” she said.Global warming is thought to be making hurricanes more powerful, because the hurricanes are “happening over warmer and warmer sea surface temperatures,” and it’s that warm water that “fuels hurricanes,” Smerdon said.A warmer atmosphere also holds more moisture, so hurricanes are dumping more rain, he added, which makes storms more dangerous by intensifying flooding and storm surge.“The sea surface temperature warming is also increasing the range of where hurricanes can form, which can influence things like the likelihood of landfall … expanding north in the northern Atlantic, for instance,” Smerdon said.While global warming has a major impact, Smerdon said that overall, “the role of climate change in the number of hurricanes is not particularly well-resolved… It’s generally demonstrated that climate change may reduce hurricane activity slightly, but it will increase the number of large storms.”Wildfires explode out West2020 also marks the most active wildfire year on record for the western U.S., according to experts.Three of the four largest fires in Colorado history erupted this year. The biggest was the Cameron Peak fire, which, fueled by winds and dry conditions, burned for 112 days until it was declared 100% contained in the beginning of December, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported.In California, out of the six biggest wildfires in state history, five occurred in 2020, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.By September 2020, California had reached the highest number of acres burned in a single year.California’s massive fire activity can be linked to the Southwest drought that’s been ongoing for roughly two decades, according to Smerdon and Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA.“The summer itself was one of the driest and hottest on record in a lot of the interior West,” Swain said. “The monsoon, which would normally bring summertime thunderstorms, was essentially a no-show this year. There was almost no precipitation in those interior states.”The record warmth in the interior desert expanded to California and Colorado, Swain said, and when a lightning outbreak hit California in the late summer, “that’s when things really exploded out West.”“We had this very unusual, even historically unprecedented, volume of dry lightning strikes in coastal California in August immediately following some all-time record heat,” Swain said. “That started a lot of fires — hundreds, if not thousands.”Then “things got progressively worse and worse” in California and Colorado, Swain said.Fires that began in the peak of summer lasted through the fall, fueled by very dry vegetation, record heat and, in some cases, lack of rain and extreme winds, Swain said.Although California had briefly emerged from the longstanding Southwest drought a few years ago, the severe drought returned during 2020, Swain said, and conditions are now worsening. Recent evidence suggests the drought is driven by the rise in temperature in the West, Swain said.Hottest year on record?Speaking of temperature rise, 2020 brought “record-shattering warmth” to a lot of the Southwest, Swain said, with this August, September and October becoming the hottest months on record in California.All of the lower 48 states had above-average temperatures this year, he said.Across the globe, this January and September marked the warmest January and September on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Smerdon said 2020 will likely rank in the top three hottest years ever. Swain said “there’s a very good chance” 2020 will become the hottest year on record — a title currently held by 2016.2020 as potentially the hottest year ever is “absolutely stunning,” Swain said, because of the strong La Niña event currently in the Pacific Ocean.A strong La Niña “unearths a bunch of cold water temporarily in the Pacific Ocean, which typically would result in some of the coolest years on record,” Swain said. “And yet this year, that cooling effect in the Tropical Pacific apparently isn’t even enough to offset the all-time record warmth in so many other places on Earth.”Swain cited climate change as a major reason behind the record warmth, and according to Smerdon, next year we should expect even more records.“We are on this escalator of global temperatures increasing, and the fact that we’re seeing these records is not surprising as we continue this upward march,” Smerdon said. “When you consider the fact that the direction we’re clearly going — because there is a rock-solid connection between increases in greenhouse gases and increases in global temperatures — we’re on this continued path of warming, and all of the fallout from that warming is going to be something that’s part of our new normal.”He offered a new perspective to look at the rising temperature records: “The years we’re experiencing now aren’t just the warmest years on record into the past, they’re going to be some of the coolest years on record going into the 21st century.”Deadly tornadoes and a ‘once-in-a-decade occurrence’The interior U.S. wasn’t immune to destructive weather either.April brought the deadliest tornado outbreak since 2014, when at least 140 tornadoes touched down from Texas to Maryland.Tennessee was especially hard-hit by tornadoes this year. As of September, 35 tornadoes had torn through the state, including Nashville, in 2020 — the most in any year since 2013, according to the National Weather Service.The “very active and devastating” tornado year for Tennessee killed 28 people and injured hundreds more, the NWS said.And in August, a powerful line of intense thunderstorms known as a derecho devastated Iowa and Illinois.With wind gusts up to 140 mph, the derecho unleashed two tornadoes, led to four fatalities and left widespread destruction and power outages in its wake.The NWS said a “derecho of this intensity is a roughly once-in-a-decade occurrence” for the area.This derecho was even more rare due to the length of the powerful winds, which lasted 30 to 60 minutes instead of the usual 10 to 20 minutes, the NWS said.This intense year of U.S. weather has left a staggering economic toll. As of early October, there were 16 weather events in 2020 where losses exceeded $1 billion each — tying the record for billion-dollar weather disasters from 2011 and 2017, according to the NOAA.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Union included in agreement

first_img Comments are closed. The International Labour Office has become the first United Nations agencyto recognise a trade union as part of a collective bargaining agreement.The ILO, which is responsible for drafting conventions on minimum labourstandards around the world, recognises its staff union for the first time inthe agreement, which was accepted by the governing body at the end of March andcame into force on 1 April. The agreement also sets out procedures fornegotiations and settling disputes.The change in approach coincides with the appointment of ILO HR directorAlan Wild, last October.David Dror, chairman of the staff union, said an atmosphere of distrustbetween the ILO’s administration and 3,000 staff had made it essential to shakethings up at the UN’s oldest agency.”The first collective agreement sets the hopes that partnership in actioncan improve the climate and the way we do business in the ILO and hence the wayILO serves its constituents and advances the organisation’s objectives,”said Dror. Union included in agreementOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Representative Ryan Hatfield (D-Evansville) issued the following statement after the Indiana House approved House Bill 1051, a bill allowing carryout alcohol sales on Sundays from noon to 8 p.m.:“I am happy to endorse a bill that can be good for our convenience stores, our business revenue, and our citizens. Indiana is one of twelve states that bans alcohol on Sundays, and I am glad the legislature is making a positive change on our alcohol sales.“These are the first steps toward bringing Indiana’s alcohol laws into the 21st Century. These changes, which are long overdue, reflect a public sentiment that believes our state should not be stuck with archaic laws that reflect thinking of the Prohibition Era, when they were first enacted.“Considering the large margins of support that this proposal received in both its House and Senate versions, I would say that lawmakers are finally ready to follow the public’s wishes on this issue.“This should not be the last move we make in this area. There is much more that can be done, and we should have the time and the will to do it.”last_img read more

Mishawaka finalizes small business loan program

first_img Previous articleAuthorities identify men involved in apparent murder-suicide in MishawakaNext articleMan, 19, charged with murder, robbery, in connection with teen accomplice’s death Brooklyne Beatty Twitter Google+ Mishawaka finalizes small business loan program Twitter Facebook Pinterest By Brooklyne Beatty – June 26, 2020 0 479 Google+center_img TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19Indianalake city bankloanMishawakaprogramsmall business WhatsApp Facebook (Source: License: The City of Mishawaka has finalized its small business loan program.The program is meant to provide loans to Mishawaka small businesses that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic on a first come, first served basis.Loans are 0% interest for the first six months, with a $10,000 maximum loan amount. There are qualifications to apply, including:The company/organization must be located within the corporate limits of the City of Mishawaka.The company/organization must certify that it believes funds from this program are critical in helping the company stay in business during the pandemic.The company/organization must have been in business and operational as of February 15, 2020.The company/organization must be an operating company/organization with annual gross revenues not in excess of $2,000,000 per year.Determination of ineligible applicants is based on the definition of ineligible applicants (borrowers) for the SBA’s 7 (a) Loan Program. Ineligible businesses include those engaged in illegal activities, loan packaging, speculation, real estate investment firms, multi-sales distribution, gambling, investment or lending, religious organizations, or where the owner is on parole.Charitable organizations, not for profits, service clubs, lodges and fraternal organizations are eligible only if they have a business address and commercial storefront and serve and/or are accessible to the general public.The company/organization must indicate if it received money from either the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the Economic Impact Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. If the applicant did, its application will be held until all applicants who have not received other such financial support are processed.  The first round lasts through July 9, 2020.  After the first round, applications that were held may be considered if funds remainCredit worthiness will be verified by Lake City Bank. A minimum credit score of 620 is required to qualify.The City has partnered with Lake City Bank to administer the loan program. Applications are available at or at the bank’s Mishawaka branch (5015 North Main Street). WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more