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CAFCA Limited 2012 Annual Report

first_imgCAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileCAFCA manufactures and supplies cable and allied products for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy and telecommunication. Its primary market is Southern and Central Africa, although it has an export footprint that extends to parts of Europe, including Russia. The company prides itself in manufacturing over 900 cabling products to British, South African and Zimbabwe quality standards, including 11KV XLPE cables. CAFCA Limited recovers decommissioned cables for recycling; and supplies telecommunication cable ranging from indoor cable to underground cable and aerial self-supporting cable. Established in 1947, CAFCA is a subsidiary of CBi Electric African Cables (South Africa) which is owned by Reunert Limited (South Africa). CAFCA listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange; Johannesburg Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgThe Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Initiates Plc is a professional waste management company in Nigeria offering services for waste management, industrial cleaning and decontamination for the private and public sectors. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. The Initiates Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img

Greatest Rugby World Cup Kits

first_imgAlso make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Familiar Foes: England and France helped start a revolution in design in 2003 (Getty Images) Expand 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Held in Japan for the first time, make… Greatest Rugby World Cup Matches Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Collapse Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Expand Greatest Rugby World Cup KitsWe all like a good rugby kit right? Well the Rugby World Cup has seen its fair share of great designs ranging from the classic, to the colourful, to the outside the box.Bearing this in mind we have taken a look at some of the best kits to have been worn during the tournament. Which one is your favourite? Are there any kits that stick in your memory from previous Rugby World Cups? Then please let us know through our social media channels.Greatest Rugby World Cup KitsAustralia – 1999Green and Gold: Australia playing in their usual kit (Getty Images)During the Rugby World Cup the green and gold of Australia is an iconic kit that usually sees itself progress a long way into the tournament.Ivory Coast – 1995One of very few countries to only play in one Rugby World Cup, the Ivory Coast team played in two vibrant kits which you can see closely on the video above.Ireland – 2007Green Machine: Brian O’Driscoll in Canterbury’s outlandish design (Getty Images)The Irish may have had a poor tournament in 2007, they failed to get out of the group, but one thing they did get right was their green jersey made by Canterbury. 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Expand Rugby World Cup Greatest Players Argentina – 2015Brand Switch: Argentina used to play in adidas, but switched to Nike in 2015 (Getty Images)Nike usually get their kit designs spot on with their two offerings for the Argentine team at the 2015 Rugby World Cup being two clear examples of that. They didn’t end up using the alternate kit below, but we can still marvel at it regardless.Unused: It may not have been used, but Argentina’s alternate 2015 kit still looked the part Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… Greatest Rugby World Cup Matches Adam Hathaway takes a look at the best… Rugby World Cup Greatest Players LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Here we take a look at some of our favourite kits to be worn during the Rugby World Cup. England/France – 2003Skin Tight: England helped start the revolution in 2003 (Getty Images)Another couple of Nike kits that make our list are England and France’s efforts from 2003. These shirts started a revolution in rugby kit design with their skin-tight construction.Les Bleus: The French also saw themselves wearing Nike’s jerseys (Getty Images)New Zealand – All BlackAll Black Everything: Facing New Zealand in their famous colours is a daunting prospect (Getty Images)One of the most iconic jersey in all of sport, the All Black colour way strikes fear into all that face it. The full combination of black jersey, shorts, socks and boots are a brilliant combo. The men in black this year will be looking to become the first team to win three World Cups in a row.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. We take a whistle stop tour through the…last_img read more

Apopka City Council Meeting Preview

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The packet for this week’s Apopka City Council meeting is 413 pages long.  Many items look routine, but there are several items that should prompt some interesting discussions and public comment.Here is a guide with links to some of the most interesting items on tomorrow’s 1:30 PM Apopka City Council Meeting agenda:ProclamationsTwo proclamations are on the agenda.  Tim Brodour will be presented with a Water for People Week proclamation.  Seminole County issued a Water for People Week Proclamation last week.  Use this link to learn more about Water for People.July is Park and Recreation Month.  The Mayor is scheduled to read a proclamation and present it to David Burgoon, Apopka’s Recreation Director.Employee RecognitionSeveral employment milestones will be recognized:Five Year Service Award – Justin Rawls – Fire/SuppressionTen Year Service Award – Rogers Beckett – Community DevelopmentTen Year Service Award – Juan Moreno Jr. – Public Services/Grounds MaintenanceTen Year Service Award – Billy Preston Jr. – Public Services/SanitationFifteen Year Service Award – Andrew King – Police/Support ServicesFifteen Year Service Award – Marciana Williams – Public Services/Fleet ManagementTwenty Year Service Award – William Alvord – Public Services/Fleet ManagementThirty-Five Year Service Award – Robert Elmquist – Public Services/Design EngineeringPresentationsApopka hired five new Police Officers.  They will be introduced at the Council MeetingThe 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report will be presented by the City’s CPAs, from Moore Stephens Lovelace.Sale of Alcoholic BeveragesThe first two Consent Agenda items involve the sale of alcoholic beverages.  Ordinance No. 2376 requires City Council approval for the sale of alcoholic beverages on City-owned property.  Alcohol is proposed to be sold at the Travis Tritt Concert on August 13th at the Amphitheater and the Debbie Turner Block Party at Kit Land Nelson Park on October 1st.The “Consent Agenda” is a meeting practice which packages routine and non-controversial items not requiring discussion and/or separate approval as one agenda item.  However, any member of the Council can request that any item on the Consent Agenda be “pulled,” and discussed separately.Police Officer CamerasThe 4th Consent item is a request from the Apopka Police Department for authorization to apply for a $12,708 grant.  If the grant is awarded the funds would go towards the purchase of 70 digital cameras that would be used to document domestic violence crimes.Police Vehicle CamerasThe 5th Consent Item is a request from the Apopka Police Department for approval to spend $24,995 from the Federal Law Enforcement Trust Fund to equip the five new patrol vehicles with in-car cameras. If approved Apopka would have 15 patrol vehicles with in-car camera recording technology.  APD proposes to purchase the equipment on a no-bid basis from Crimson Technology who is the authorized vendor for Kustom Signals equipment. APD already uses Kustom Signals equipment and Kustom Signals is an evaluated source.Note: Purchases from “evaluated sources” are exempt from the City’s competitive bidding requirements.Recreation Youth Sports League FeesThe last Consent Item is the approval of new rates and charges for youth sports leagues.  The City Code requires the rates and charges for the use of recreation facilities and recreation programs to be developed by city staff and for the rates and charges to be reviewed annually. Rates and charges are to be reasonably related to the city’s actual costs and should be consistent with prevailing market rates.The City’s staff has made recommended changes based on the City Council workshop on June 15, 2016. The proposed new fees will apply to all youth sports leagues including Pop Warner Football & Apopka Little League.Development Design GuidelinesCity Staff is recommending the Council amend the City’s Code and add a new section to the Land Development Code entitled, “Development Design Guidelines.”The proposed Guidelines are 46 pages long and are intended to apply to all residential, commercial, office, institutional and industrial development, including both public and private facilities.The guidelines are based on the premise that a quality appearance will produce a quality lifestyle. The staff believes the guidelines will also mutually protect everyone’s investments. They further  state that the appearance of the community is required for Apopka to stay competitive.Sandpiper Road ProjectThis project has faced much controversy over the past two years.  The developers are seeking approval for a  that keeps the same number of homes (49), but moves the homes away from the western end of the property. At least one written objection has been filed.Public Participation PolicyAt the last City Council meeting a new Public Participation Policy was presented. To say it met with resistance from the public and some members of the Council would be an understatement.  Changes requested included:Removal of the proposed thirty (30) minute time limit for all public comments.Change the proposed individual time limitation from three (3) minutes to four (4) minutes.Remove the reference to applause, audible conversations, booing, harassing remarks, or other audience participation as being examples of “unruly behavior.”The requested changes have been made and Resolution No. 2016-16 will be presented to Council on Wednesday for review and adoption.Copart Final Development PlanThe Council is being asked to approve the Final Development Pan for Copart’s proposed 58-acre vehicle storage site on 411 just west of 429.Development Review Process ChangesCity staff are recommending several changes to the Development Review Process.“Scale back” the weekly Development Review Committee (DRC), meetings. Require applications to be submitted by the first of the month.  Have a DRC meeting at the end of the month. Meeting minutes should be taken and the meeting recorded.Eliminate public hearings for nonresidential developments that meet code requirements.Eliminate public hearings for final plat and construction plans for subdivisions if those plans are consistent with the approved preliminary plat.The meeting is at 1:30 PM in the Council Chamber at Apopka City Hall. TAGSApopka City Council MeetingcopartRecreation Feessandpiper Previous articleWhen in Doubt, Check it Out: Heartburn vs. Heart AttackNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Milwaukee transit workers fight cutbacks

first_imgMembers of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 and their labor-community supporters rallied at the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Sept. 24 in opposition to a concessionary contract being pushed by County Executive Chris Abele.The ATU protest was part of a series of months-long fightback actions, which included a three-day work stoppage in July. This long-time militant union, with a significant Black membership, was led in the 1970s by well-known civil rights activist, the late Father James Groppi.Local 998 resumed negotiations with the Milwaukee County Transit System on Sept. 25, with the assistance of a federal mediator.James Macon, president of Local 998, says MCTS offered the union a two-year proposal with “language on part-timers that was significantly worse than their previous proposal. MCTS insists on increasing the number of lower wage, part-time transit workers, but does not want to limit the number of hours they work. We see this as an attempt to exploit Milwaukee workers by allowing them to work full-time hours without any benefits.” (cbs58, Sept. 25)Other issues include pensions, health care cost increases and the need for adequate bathroom breaks.The membership’s vote on the proposed contract will take place on Oct. 5. It has been postponed from Sept. 30 to give union members adequate time to make an informed decision on the proposal. The bargaining committee is urging members to vote “no.” For more information on how to support the transit workers’ struggle, see Facebook.com/ATU-Local-998.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Former Honors College dean takes early retirement

first_imgLinkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Facebook Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ + posts Honeycutt claims strong support, wins SGA top spot COVID-19 vaccination site at TCU opens for second weekend Marissa Stacy is a journalism major from Indianapolis, Indiana. Marissa enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with friends and finding great places to eat around Fort Worth. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Marissa Stacy Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Student body officer candidates talk campus issues in first-ever live debate Twitter Facebook Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Previous articleDean of School of Interdisciplinary Studies resignsNext articleFaculty Senate chair demands change in open letter to administration Marissa Stacy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printThe former dean of the John V. Roach Honors College, who was named in a racial discrimination lawsuit, announced Thursday she was taking early retirement from TCU.Dr. Diane Snow emailed Honors faculty and staff this morning informing them of her decision.Dr. Diane Snow, the former dean of the Honors College, announced she is taking early retirement. “Regrettably, after much deliberation with the provost and others, I have come to the decision that given the national dialogue and my current legal circumstances, my ability to be effective as dean is greatly diminished,” Snow wrote in the email.Provost Teresa Dahlberg confirmed Snow’s departure in emails first to the Honors College faculty and then all faculty at TCU.“As many of you know, Dr. Diane Snow has announced she is retiring from TCU and her position as Dean of the John V. Roach Honors College,” said Dahlberg. “Over the last four years, the John V. Roach Honors College has expanded its high impact international experiences, implemented supportive advising, hired talented faculty, and established itself as a college of excellence. These efforts will remain a credit to Dr. Snow and her achievements as dean.”In January, a Black student known in court documents as Jane Doe No. 1, filed suit against TCU saying that she had been targeted by Snow during a summer trip to Washington D.C. The suit named Snow, who was accused of verbally and physically abusing the woman.Snow stepped down as dean in early March. At the time, Dahlberg said Snow’s decision to step down had nothing to do with the lawsuit and that Snow would work on a special project for the Honors College.Dahlberg’s email said Dr. Ron Pitcock, who has been working as the acting dean since Snow stepped down, is now interim dean. Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Twitter Scharbauer Hall (Photo by Heesoo Yang.) ReddIt TCU News Now 3/3/2021last_img read more

Supreme Court rules RCTV’s appeal against loss of its licence “inadmissible”

first_imgNews RSF_en Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela A day after President Chávez announced that RCTV’s licence would be rescinded, the communication and information minister said three options were being considered for the commercial broadcaster’s future, including the possibility of turning it into a partly state-owned company. Receive email alerts News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Reporters Without Borders condemns the decision of the Venezuela Supreme Court to rule an appeal by Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) against the loss of its licence as “inadmissible”. The appeal, lodged on 9 February 2007, was rejected on 18 May, putting a stop to any further debate. President Hugo Chávez said on 28 December 2006 that he would oppose renewal of the group’s broadcast licence, accusing the channel of having supported the 11 April 2002 coup attempt in which he was briefly overthrown. According to the government the licence expired on 27 May 2007, a date contested by RCTV, which insists its licence is valid until 2022. Without waiting for the 27 May or the Supreme Court’s decision, Hugo Chávez on 11 May awarded RCTV’s canal 2 frequency by decree to a new public service channel, Televisora Venezolana Social (TEVES). ——————————-2.01.07 – Government looking at three options for privately-owned broadcaster News August 25, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives January 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img The Venezuelan government is considering three options for the future of the privately-owned broadcaster Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), communication and information minister William Lara said on 29 December, a day after President Hugo Chávez announced that RCTV’s licence was to be rescinded.One option, Lara said, would be to entrust the running of RCTV to community media or small production companies. Another possibility would be to create a mixed broadcast frequency for a company that was half public, half privately-owned. The third option, he said, would be for the state to take control of RCTV and for it to become an entertainment channel also available on cable. If the third option was chosen, the state-owned Canal 8 would be turned into a 24-hour news and talk-show channel.Vice-President José Vicente Rangel, who is a former journalist, said the government had no intention of expropriating RCTV. At the same time, foreign minister Nicolás Maduro defended President Chavez’s 28 December announcement, saying it was necessary in order to “democratize the media.”Reporters Without Borders takes note of this evolution in the Venezuelan government’s position on RCTV and says no decision should be taken without the agreement of RCTV’s owners.Founded in 1953, RCTV is Venezuela’s oldest commercial broadcaster. Along with other news media, it supported the April 2002 coup attempt against President Chávez.___________________________________________________________31.12.06 – President Chávez says commercial TV station’s licence will not be renewedReporters Without Borders today condemned the Venezuelan government’s decision, announced by President Hugo Chávez, to withdraw the licence of Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), Venezuela’s oldest commercial TV station. The organisation reiterated its appeal to the government to revise its stance on the broadcast media and to create an independent body to assign and renew licences.“There will be no licence renewal for this putschist TV station called Radio Caracas Televisión,” Chávez announced on 28 December. “Here, we will not tolerate any news media that is in the service of those who make coups against the people, against the nation, against national independence and against the dignity of the republic. Venezuela must be respected.”RCTV maintains that it signed a licence contract under the 2000 telecommunication law, a year after it took effect. RCTV president Marcel Granier said he would file a legal appeal in order to hold on to the licence, which expires in 2021, he said. This is disputed by the government, which claims that the assignment of a frequency to RCTV expires on 27 May 2007.When communication and information minister William Lara recently denied that the government planned to hold a referendum on RCTV’s future, he nonetheless indicated that the renewal of its licence was not assured.Granier said: “What is clear is the government’s desire to harass the station to make it change its independent line, which historically has been its distinguishing feature.” He added that other privately-owned media could suffer the same fate as RCTV.___________________________________________________________19.12.06 – Government urged to drop idea of referendum on privately-owned network’s futureReporters Without Borders today voiced concern about the threat hanging over the privately-owned broadcasting group Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) that its licence will not be renewed. Communication and information minister William Lara announced after the presidential election on 3 December that the network’s future will be put to a referendum.“If RCTV loses its licence because it is part of the opposition, it would be a clear violation of editorial pluralism,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are aware of RCTV’s stance during the April 2002 coup attempt, but why threaten to rescind its licence more than four and a half years later? At the same time, does the development of community media require depriving commercial broadcast media of their frequencies? We call on the Venezuelan government to review its position.”When Lara announced on 11 December that the renewal of RCTV’s licence would be put to a referendum, he was partially reflecting a suggestion made during the election campaign by Chávez that a referendum should be held on the concessions held by all four of the leading privately-owned national networks – Globovisión, Venevisión, RCTV and Televen – which all back the opposition and did not conceal their support for the April 2002 coup attempt against Chávez. Created in 1953, RCTV is Venezuela’s old commercial TV station.Lara unveiled his initiative after a meeting with community media at which, he said, they had requested a referendum on RCTV. Two weeks before, the governor of the northern state of Miranda, Diosdado Cabello, said 2,000 independent media were interested in sharing the frequency assigned to RCTV. Carlos Escarrá, the head of the ruling coalition’s parliamentary bloc and the person in charge of proposing constitutional reforms on private property, suggested during the election that RCTV’s frequency should be reassigned to cooperative organisations.Under Venezuelan law as it stands, a broadcast media’s infrastructure, equipment and buildings are private property but broadcast frequencies belong to the state, which assigns them to individual media. Follow the news on Venezuela Help by sharing this information VenezuelaAmericas VenezuelaAmericas Organisation May 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme Court rules RCTV’s appeal against loss of its licence “inadmissible” June 15, 2020 Find out more to go further Newslast_img read more

Deputy Pringle calls for funding for Fintra Bridge

first_img Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle is calling for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to make funding for a new Bridge at Fintra a priority.The bridge is on the Wild Atlantic Way and provides access to those visiting Slieve League.Deputy Pringle says it is welcome that Failte Ireland has invested in discovery points and attraction routes along the Wild Atlantic Way but the government must not neglect the roads infrastructure:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/fintra.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Deputy Pringle calls for funding for Fintra Bridge Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleDerry face Donegal in Dr. McKenna Cup openerNext articleCouncillor claims West/North West Hospital Group has spent 117k on ‘spin’ News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – December 9, 2014 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img Facebook Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newslast_img read more

Marijuana legalization successes pave way for national conversation on drug laws: Experts

first_imgNastasic/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A majority of voters in five states, both red and blue, passed ballot measures that legalized marijuana on Election Day.This show of support at the polls will put more pressure on other states and the federal government to update its drug policies, according to advocates and experts.“This indicates that people are frustrated with the outdated drug policies from the 1970s,” Mason Marks, a law professor at Gonzaga University and a fellow in residence at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, told ABC News.In some cases, like New York, elected officials are publicly sounding the call for major policy changes.In ballot measures passed in New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana and Arizona, residents over 21 will be able to purchase and consume marijuana for recreational purposes. South Dakotan voters also passed a separate measure that legalized medicinal marijuana in the state. Mississippi will also allow adults to use medical marijuana after voters passed an initiative on Election Day.State legislatures and health departments in the five states will come up with the specific regulations for recreational marijuana next year.The ballot measures came after marijuana advocates across the country ran campaigns promoting the benefits of legal marijuana by citing the examples from the states that already passed it, according to Matthew Schweich, the deputy director of the nonprofit group the Marijuana Policy Project.A study released last year by Washington State University found “no statistically significant long-term effects of recreational cannabis laws, or the initiation of legal retail sales, on violent or property crime rates,” in Washington State or Colorado, the first states to legalize recreational pot.Last year, Colorado, one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, generated more than $1 billion in sales from marijuana, which increased the state’s coffers.“The message that has resonated with voters in all five states was the fact that marijuana legalization is a proven policy and worked successfully in other states,” Schweich told ABC News. “Eleven states had legalized marijuana in the lead up to Election Day, and none of those states have repealed legalization.”Domino effect?Marks said the ballot measure successes in the five states could create a domino effect for the surrounded state leaders who have been hesitant to take up the calls for drug policy changes.“I think other states will definitely follow suit when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana,” he said.In New York, leaders from all three branches of government have already begun those calls.A day after New Jersey passed its ballot measure, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the state, which currently allows medical marijuana use, to its lead.“We see it in New Jersey. Now, it’s time for New York State to do it. Legalize marijuana the right way,” he said during his daily news conference.Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., also called on the federal government to end its marijuana prohibition “to undo the harms done by the War on Drugs, particularly in Black and brown communities.”The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a “schedule 1” drug that is illegal and has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”Resistance remainsMarks said while this rhetoric indicates more support for changing the nation’s drug policy, he noted there is still resistance from major groups.The advocacy group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, which opposes legalization, contended in a statement to ABC News that the legalization efforts have benefited corporate entities “intent on expanding addiction for profit.”Kevin Sabet, the nonprofit’s president and co-founder, praised President-elect Joe Biden’s marijuana policy, which emphasizes decriminalizing marijuana and expunging criminal records for people who were arrested for possessing small amounts of the drug.“We are ready to work with the Biden Administration to help promote science-based drug policy that benefits people, not the addiction-for-profit marijuana industry and its investors from Big Tobacco, Big Alcohol, Big Pharma, and others on Wall Street,” he said in a statement.Marks noted that Biden has come under heavy criticism for his role in passing legislation in the ’90s that punished Americans for minor drug offenses. He added there has been criticism of Biden’s current drug policy proposals, particularly his call for diversion programs where persons arrested for drug offenses are placed in treatment programs instead of jail.“A lot of advocates say that’s the equivalent to incarceration,” Marks said. “They impact people’s civil rights. It could do more harm than good. If someone doesn’t follow the court’s order for treatment, they can still end up in jail.”Schweich said Biden’s policy is good for advancing legalization across the country. He noted that the president-elect’s change in drug policies since he left the Senate reflects the new tone among Americans when it comes to drug policies.“His position represents an evolution that many Americans, particularly those of his age, have gone through,” Schweich said.Schweich added that Biden’s stance on letting the states decide their marijuana policy will be an important factor in the future of marijuana. This will allow more states to pursue legalization plans and future ballot measures with less concern that the White House will block it, according to Schweich.“On the state level, we will see more progress regardless of what happens in Congress,” he said. “The marijuana reform movement has very strong momentum.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UK is a nation of serial time-wasters

first_imgUK is a nation of serial time-wastersOn 2 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today The UK is becoming a nation of serial time-wasters, with workers happilysmoking, chatting and e-mailing their way through the working day. A third of all working days have been found to be completely unproductivebecause so much time is wasted by staff, according to a new survey. The survey by the Human Resources Group found staff waste time throughextended lunches, surfing the web, gossiping with colleagues, sick leave, andtime off to let the gasman in. The findings show that three 10-minute cigarette breaks a day alone add upto 16 lost working days a year. Meanwhile, web-enabled employees are using their skills to fritter away theworking day, with recruitment consultants among the worst offenders. A separate poll of 1,000 workers found more than 62 per cent admitted usingthe internet for personal reasons, with almost a third browsing for no specificreason. The problem has become so serious that it now accounts for almost 35per cent of lost productivity in the office. Top 10 online time-wastersHours wasted per weekAd agency designers                 5 hoursInsurance brokers                     4.5 hoursSolicitors                                  4hoursAccountants                             4 hoursIT consultants                           3.5 hoursBanking employees                   3.5 hoursRecruitment consultants             3 hoursSales executives                        3 hoursJournalists                                 2.5hoursAdministrators                         2 hoursSource: Cyber Protect cyberskiving survey Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more