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first_imgFederal Government | Nation & World | NPR NewsTrump Cabinet turnover sets record going back 100 yearsMarch 19, 2018 by Tamara Keith, NPR Share:President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting on June 12, 2017. From left are, Vice President Pence, foreground, then-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the president. Price was fired by Trump last year, Tillerson was fired last week. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/AP)Last week, when #firingFriday was trending on Twitter and White House aides had to be reassured by the chief of staff that no changes were imminent, President Donald Trump embraced the uncertainty in public statements.His willingness to say “you’re fired” to so many people, so early in his administration, is just another way Trump is unlike those who have come before him.No elected first-term president in the past 100 years has had this much Cabinet turnover this early in his presidency. And going back to Ronald Reagan, the churn in top-level staff in the Trump White House is off the charts.“There will always be change, and I think you want to see change,” Trump said Thursday, not quite tamping down the latest rumors of possible Cabinet departures. “And I want to also see different ideas.”In just under 14 months on the job, Trump has had more Cabinet turnover than 14 of his predecessors had in their first two years. Trump has already tied Presidents Ford and Harding, with three departures each. Ronald Reagan had four Cabinet departures and they all came well into his second year in office.The three Cabinet members Trump has already replaced are Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who was pushed out after controversy over flying in charter aircraft; Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who became chief of staff over the summer; and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who was fired by tweet recently over policy and personality clashes.Several other members of the Cabinet are either clouded in controversy over possible misuse of public funds or otherwise earning the ire of President Trump. Other presidents with early Cabinet turnover saw departures for entirely different reasons.Herbert Hoover’s first war secretary, James Good, died suddenly 258 days into his tenure. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first treasury secretary, William Woodin, fell ill, writing after just nine months on the job “the state of my health will not permit me to remain in this position.” He died a few months later.Over the approximately 100-year period reviewed for this story, there were Cabinet shake-ups and shuffles, secretaries who departed to take on new roles either in the administration or on the Supreme Court. There were resignations amidst policy disagreements, and perhaps most remarkably there was an agriculture secretary who served in the job for less than 90 days, while waiting to take office as governor of West Virginia.First term “dream team”Typically in the first two years, a president has his dream team Cabinet in place and they are working hard to enact his vision. Then midterm elections come, people get tired and Cabinet shake-ups begin.“Other presidents wanted to save face for themselves and not look like their Cabinet is in disarray,” said James Pfiffner, explaining one of many possible reasons for the typical early stability in presidential Cabinets.Pfiffner is a professor of public policy at George Mason University who specializes in presidents and their Cabinets. Also, he says most presidents have a political background and choose Cabinet members they know and are compatible with who have long-established histories navigating Washington, D.C. Trump’s original Cabinet included a number of outsiders, perhaps most notably Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who came from Exxon Mobil and who Trump didn’t know beforehand.“President Trump doesn’t pay much attention to tradition or usual decorum or norms of the presidency,” Pfiffner said, pointing out that Trump puts a premium on personal rapport. “And so he does what he feels like, and continues to.”For this analysis, NPR looked at the first two years of Cabinet departures for presidents going back to Woodrow Wilson. We didn’t count holdovers from previous administrations (especially prevalent when a president took over following a death or resignation), instead focusing on Senate-confirmed secretaries in each president’s first two years and how long they lasted. Which jobs are considered Cabinet positions has changed over time, so we opted to use the same definition as the U.S. Senate historian. This means Trump’s chief of staff and CIA director aren’t part of the count, and neither is the administrator of the Small Business Administration (a position presidents Clinton and Carter had to refill early on).As to whether Trump’s tally of turnover is likely to rise anytime soon, press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked whether the president had offered assurances about job security to VA Secretary David Shulkin or HUD Secretary Ben Carson. And all she would say was: “We don’t have any personnel changes at this time.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit this story:last_img read more

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 17/07/2017 CMA CGM and Seatrade, the world’s largest remaining specialised conventional reefer shipping operator, are set to launch a service connecting French Polynesia and Australasia with the US east coast and Europe.In what is one of the first instances of a container line and conventional reefer operator cooperating, the two lines will also be joined by French independent liner operator Marfret to operate a 13-vessel string scheduled to begin in October, following clearance by competition authorities.The service, marketed by CMA CGM as PAD and by Seatrade as Meridian, will link Northern Europe, the US east coast, Central America, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Peru and the Caribbean on a weekly basis.Its rotation: Zeebrugge-London Gateway-Rotterdam-Dunkirk-Le Havre-new York-Savannah-Kingsting-Cartagena-Papeete-Noumea-Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne-Nelon-Napier-Tauranga-Pisco-Paita-Philedelphia-Zeebrugge.It will provide the first direct weekly service between French Polynesia, Northern Europe and the US east coast – an existing Marfret service connects Mediterranean ports with Papeete and Noumea.The operators also claim it will provide the only dedicated reefer service from New Zealand to the US and Europe, improve the supply of transport between Australia and the US and offer a call at the Peruvian fresh produce export hubs of Pisco and Paita, with quick transit times to the US and Europe.The service will deploy 13 modern geared containerships of 2,200-2,500 teu capacity, with CMA CGM and Seatrade each providing six and Marfret one. Each will have minimum of 600 reefers slots.Seatrade, led by chief executive Yntze Buitenwerf, has been one of the few conventional reefer carriers to attempt to defend the sector’s market share against the container lines by developing the concept of fast and direct services from load ports to destination, in contrast with box lines’ extensive use of transhipment, slow-steaming and pitching the conventional offer as second in speed only to air freight.In 2015, the company ordered four handy-sized conventional reefer carriers, the first newbuilding order for a reefer vessel for a number of years. The order for the 300,000 cubic metre vessels was part of the larger newbuilding programme that saw it order involving six high-spec reefer container vessels, which are expected to operate the new joint service with CMA CGM.Four of the new box vessels have already been delivered with the latest, the Seatrade White, christened in the port of Tauranga in May.“The specialised handy-size reefer vessels will be employed in the GreenSea Reefer Pool, whilst the reefer container vessels will be employed in the Seatrade Pool in current and newly developed trades, being an integrated part of the FDD (fast, direct and dedicated) concept developed by Seatrade in recent years,” the company said.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Prestigious honour for Portlaoise business Twitter WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest WhatsApp By Steven Miller – 6th October 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Home News Business Prestigious honour for Portlaoise business NewsBusiness Pinterest Nook and Cranny Gift Shop in Portlaoise main street was formally recognised this week as being one of Ireland’s Top30 retail stores in the Retail Excellence AIBMS Awards 2018.The Awards recognise, reward and celebrate outstanding performance and vision by stores, places, people, websites and suppliers throughout the Irish retail industry – there were almost 600 applicants from various retail stores across the country.As part of the initial Top100 selection process, all store entrants were visited by an independent mystery shopper, with those exceeding service and standards criteria making it into the Top100 stores.The Top100 were then invited to a private briefing with London based creative retail agency; Echo chamber, who track global retail trends, in August at the AIB Bank Centre.Here the attendees were all presented with details of the ‘10 pillars of Retail Excellence’ and were given time to prepare a detailed submission showing evidence as to how their business meets those 10 pillars.Echo chamber then considered these submissions and proceeded to select the Top30 stores – with Nook and Cranny securing a place therein.The Top30 stores have just this week been personally visited for rigorous testing by retail futurist Matthew Brown of Echochamber and David Fitzsimons (Group Chief Executive of Retail Excellence).They covered 30 stores in a five-day, 11-county road trip and were followed by a video and camera crew who took promotionalfootage of each store.The visiting retail experts described the store when they left as being ‘very impressive with amazing product in a beautifully curated setting. Nook and Cranny in Portlaoise is a gorgeous gallery of gift ideas’.The Retail Excellence competition culminates in a prestigious awards ceremony in Killarney on Saturday, November 10, where the Top 3 finalists and winners in sectoral categories will be announced.Previous winners of the Store of the Year include Avoca, Tilestyle, Applegreen, Arboretum, O’Briens wines, Galvins for men, Greenacres and Garveys Supervalu in Tralee.Delighted owner of Nook & Cranny, Ladonna McCartan said that she and Mark Healy her life and business partner are absolutely thrilled to receive this wonderful recognition.“We are deeply thankful to each and every one of their customers both for their loyal support and good wishes. We are also enormously grateful for the help and encouragement from valued staff, friends, family and colleagues in business locally over the three years since they opened their business.”SSEE ALSO – LISTEN: Our hurling County Final day preview as Senior, Senior A and Minor concludes Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, October 6, 2018Next articleFr Paddy: How the Franciscan movement was born Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Council TAGSLadonna McCartanMark HealyNook & Cranny last_img read more

first_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Hongxiang Industrial Development circumvented sanctions using apple boxes By Daily NK – 2016.09.21 2:57pm NewsEconomy News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Facebook Twitter News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Chinese authorities are said to be questioning the head of a local trade company in Liaoning Province for allegedly smuggling materials used for nuclear and missile development into North Korea. The owner and founder of Hongxiang Industrial Development based in the border city of Dandong, Ma Xiaohong, was arrested and has been under investigation for a number of weeks,  Daily NK has learned.“Ma was arrested by Shenyang law enforcement earlier this month and is currently being questioned on suspicions of disguising military goods and equipment banned under global sanctions and smuggling them into North Korea,” a source close to North Korean affairs in China told Daily NK. “Despite the more stringent screening procedures at the customs office that were introduced from March, Ma’s company continued to smuggle banned metal and tank battery components, hiding them in shipments of apple boxes [wherein some boxes contained apples and others contraband].”The source reported that Ma’s company also sold weapons manufacturing tools, selling dozens at a price of 10 million RMB (1.5 million USD) per piece to North Korean military contacts. By aggressively exploiting the UN sanctions for its own benefit, the firm was able to rake in huge sums of money, the source asserted. “The profits that Ma accumulated from trading with North Korean defense companies were actually smuggling payments,” the source said. “By providing sanctioned items, Ma made so much money that she even gave Toyotas and imported cars as gifts to some North Korean cadres and Chinese traders.” The investigation comes at a time when Beijing has come under greater scrutiny for its cross-border interactions with the North after Pyongyang defied strong UN sanctions passed in March and conducted a fifth nuclear test on September 9. Due to the recent nuclear test, some believe that the Chinese government is now moving quickly to conclude the investigation and make the results public, holding Ma’s company accountable for UN sanctions violations.“Dozens of cadres working for Dandong’s government agencies have been instigated during Ma’s testimony, so it doesn’t look like this will have a simple conclusion,” said an additional source in China with knowledge of the incident. “Seven 5,000-ton ships operated by this company have been impounded and are moored at Donggang Port, while all of the companies that were doing business with Hongxiang are also under investigation.”In addition, the customs office in Dandong is expected to undergo an extensive reshuffle after failing to stop banned goods on the sanctions list flowing into the North. Some 30 individuals are under investigation in relation to the case, with the central government keeping close tabs on how the events are unfolding, reported the source. On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. and Chinese officials are targeting Hongxiang Industrial Development for its suspected involvement in criminal activities while aiding the North. It reported that prosecutors from the U.S. Department of Justice visited Beijing last month to inform Chinese authorities of the case, citing evidence that Ma and her company had helped Pyongyang in its nuclear development and in circumventing global sanctions.  A source for Daily NK claims that Hongxiang Industrial used apple boxes like those pictured here at Dandong Customs House to smuggle banned military goods into the North. Photograph is from April, 2016. last_img read more

first_imgNewsEconomy North Korea's Arirang 151 smartphoneNorth Korea’s Arirang 151 smartphone. Image: Daily NKAmid efforts by the North Korean authorities to monitor and track North Korean residents to prevent them from accessing outside information, some residents are sidestepping these efforts through a smartphone app.The app is popular among university students in particular, given their interest in such information, sources in North Korea reported.“The authorities are cracking down on the transfer of unsigned files that have not been approved by the authorities onto North Korean-made cell phones,” a source in North Pyongan Province told Daily NK March 19. “They have guessed that there is an increase in people who are watching videos thanks to that app.”“If someone is caught with illegal videos on their phone or distributing them, their phones may be confiscated, and they may be fined 1,000 to 3,000 yuan, or in extreme cases, spend one to six months in a disciplinary labor center,” she said.Smartphones generally have an internal verification process to check external files. North Korean smartphones, however, are designed to run only those files verified by the government, and files that have been executed have a tag added to them. The system allows tracking of the entire process of creating, viewing and distributing such files.Moreover, North Korea’s criminal code states that those who import, produce, distribute, listen to, or view pictures, photos, books, music and movies from abroad violate a law against the import and distribution of culture (Section 183) and a law against decadent acts (Section 184). They can face up to one year of “short-term disciplinary labor” or up to  10 years of “reform through labor.”“University students are using this app to avoid detection while watching illegal videos,” a source in South Pyongan Province added.“The app creates a secret code that doesn’t allow outsiders, such as the 109 Permanent Committee (also known as Group 109, a body tasked with cracking down on such content), to open and view the file in question.”According to the sources, the application is being distributed secretly throughout the country and allows users to view unsigned files by creating a temporary verified signature for document and video files, and also allows users to hide sensitive files and erase the viewing history.In other words, the app enables users to potentially sidestep the entire tracking and surveillance apparatus put in place by the North Korean authorities in order to access information from the outside world.“The app, however, can’t be installed on all phones and is different depending on the type of device,” the source explained. “The Arirang phone series, for example, supports the app so people can view whatever they want on them.”The reason the app has differences is because each device has different levels of security features. The North Korean authorities are continuing to upgrade security features on phones with each new release.Daily NK’s analysis of the Pyongyang 2418 and Pyongyang 2423 phone models showed that users of the Pyongyang 2418 could access internal folders when connecting to a computer through a USB cable, but that the Pyongyang 2423 didn’t permit such access. New models of smartphones thus appear to block users from putting outside files onto their phone from a computer.Other similar apps that overcome these restrictions, however, may exist. This shows that a “war of information” is occurring between residents and the regime.The regime is severely punishing those who access foreign media, as well as those who watch South Korean videos or use South Korean products, a separate source in North Pyongan Province reported.“Those who use foreign cell phones to talk to Chinese people get in trouble,” he said. “The phones are confiscated and they have to pay upwards of 5,000 to 10,000 yuan.”Those who commit grave offenses or are scapegoated by the authorities to set an example may face time in a labor correctional facility or political prisoner camp. Section 222 of North Korea’s criminal code states that those who make an illegal international phone call face up to one year in a forced labor camp or up to five years in a forced labor correctional facility. AvatarMun Dong HuiMun Dong Hui is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] Facebook Twitter SHARE US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again By Mun Dong Hui – 2019.03.21 5:00pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Smartphone app helps North Koreans avoid state surveillance News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

Fiona Collie To IIAC president and CEO, Ian Russell, the positive feelings about the industry relate to the cautiously optimistic outlook CEOs have about the global markets. According to the survey, 48% of CEOs feel that in 2013 global markets will be on par with this past year, while 43% think that things will improve. A scant 9% of CEOs surveyed are pessimistic about the global markets in 2013. Some of the reasons for this hesitantly positive outlook, says Russell, is the small but steady improvement of the Toronto Stock Exchange in recent months, the slight improvement of the U.S. economy and the stabilization in Europe. “A sparrow does not make a spring,” he says, “[but] these green shoots, if you will, that have popped up in the [last] couple of months have given hope to the industry.” With profits expected to rise next year, CEOs are also planning on expanding their firms in 2013. Of those CEOs surveyed, 57% said they intend to hire next year, while 34% plan to maintain current level of staff. Nine per cent of survey respondents said they intended to downsize. However, there is at least one dark cloud for the industry in 2013. The biggest financial hurdle facing the industry next year, according to senior executives, stems primarily from regulatory fees. CEOs who were surveyed say point of sale disclosure for mutual funds is expected to be the most onerous additional cost in the coming year. Other new regulatory costs in 2013 that concern senior executives include: IIROC’s fixed-income fair pricing rule and disclosure, the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) and mandatory regulatory fees. Having to set up new systems and invest resources to implement changes in order to comply with new regulations, says Russell, is very much on the minds of the senior executives at investment firms. “It isn’t surprising that [regulatory fees and expenses are] high on the agenda,” says Russell, “because that is a major activity in the capital markets.” This is the first survey of its kind in Canada and the IIAC intends to conduct the study on an annual basis. The survey was issued in early December of this year to 175 member firm CEOs and had a 25% response rate with national representation. Survey respondents are also from every part of the industry: small retail dealers (39%), institutional dealers (25%), integrated dealers, including bank-owned (21%), medium dealers (11%) and large, non-bank owned retail dealers (5%). IE Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Leede Jones Gable launches capital markets business Canada’s investment industry CEOs are feeling hopeful about markets and the financial services sector as a whole in 2013, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Toronto-based Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC). The IIAC 2013 Capital Markets Outlook: A Survey of Canada’s Investment Industry CEOs found that 67% of respondents anticipate improved profits for their firms next year. Another 25% of CEOs feel revenues will be flat next year while only 9% anticipate a smaller profit margin. Related news Ontario task force looks to boost industry competition PI Financial bought by joint venture Keywords Investment dealersCompanies Investment Industry Association of Canada Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

first_img A former hospital clerk is facing quasi-criminal charges from securities regulators in connection with allegations that she misappropriated the personal information of maternity patients at her hospital and sold the information to scholarship plan salesmen. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced Monday that Shaida Bandali of Pickering, Ont. has been charged with unregistered trading in connection with the alleged misappropriation and misuse of confidential patient information at Rouge Valley Hospital. The allegations have not been proven. The OSC alleges that between January 1, 2010 and March 31, 2014, Bandali repeatedly breached the confidentiality policies of her employer by accessing, copying, or distributing confidential personal data of maternity patients to reps selling Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs). It alleges that she created potential investor lists from unauthorized access to confidential maternity patient information; and sold those lists to RESP dealer reps. In doing so, it alleges that she traded in securities without being registered. Bandali’s first court appearance is set for Dec. 12, at the Old City Hall, Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto. The OSC reports that the charges follow an investigation carried out by its Joint Serious Offences Team (JSOT), which is an enforcement partnership between the OSC, the RCMP Financial Crime program and the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch; and, that the investigation “is ongoing and continues on a priority basis.” FAIR Canada requests relief for group RESP customers OSC rejects Hanane Bouji’s application to serve as Global RESP firms’ UDP Related news OSC imposes permanent ban on Sam Boujicenter_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords RESPsCompanies Ontario Securities Commission last_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Information and Development, Donald Buchanan, has said that the country was 85 per cent ready for the staging of the Cricket World Cup 2007.The benchmark used to determine the level of preparedness is the post venue agreement between the government and the International Cricket Council (ICC).Mr. Buchanan, who was addressing yesterday’s (Dec. 4) post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, said that information from the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) indicate that work was on schedule at Sabina Park in Kingston and Greenfield in Trelawny.In addition, he said, preparations were advanced with respect to practice venues, media facilities, security arrangements and the sale of tickets for warm-up and group matches, “but more particularly, (for) the semi-finals.there is almost a full sell out of tickets for the event”.Meanwhile, JAMPRO, which is working with the LOC with respect to the staging of the matches in Jamaica, has established a Secretariat headed by Robert Stephens, to promote Jamaica’s legacy and business strategies.“This Secretariat has already identified some 100 projects and 25 events, which they are in consultation and discussions with the private sector in terms of attracting private sector participation,” Mr. Buchanan informed.The Information Minister pointed out that the opening ceremony in Trelawny, would give the Caribbean a tremendous opportunity to showcase its culture. “This is going to be a spectacular event, with some 12,000 people minimum in attendance,” he indicated.“The opening ceremony is going to be watched by some 8 to 9 million people across the globe and therefore will be showcasing Jamaica to an extent that maybe we have never experienced before,” he added. Jamaica 85 Per Cent Ready for Cricket World Cup UncategorizedDecember 5, 2006 RelatedJamaica 85 Per Cent Ready for Cricket World Cup RelatedJamaica 85 Per Cent Ready for Cricket World Cupcenter_img RelatedJamaica 85 Per Cent Ready for Cricket World Cup Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgPop quiz: before today, how many cars were used in the largest ever synchronized car dance?…Nope, it actually involved 143 motorists, and it was for a project called ‘Smiling with cars’ organised by Dubai Police in the United Arab Emirates back in December last year.Fittingly, this former Guinness World Record has just been broken, again in Dubai, by Nissan. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Trending Videos The Japanese marque’s Middle Eastern arm used 180 examples of its Patrol SUV to create a giant dancing falcon – the national symbol of the UAE – measuring 225 metres in length and 176.5 metres in width.The attempt took place at Dubai’s Rugby 7s stadium and was led by Zimbabwean driver Axyl Jeffries, a former GP2 and Indy Lights competitor. All 180 Patrols drove in two concentric lines around the outline of the ‘falcon’, covering a distance of just over 1,476 metres in the process.This marks the third time the Nissan Patrol has broken a world record since the sixth generation was launched in 2010. In 2013 at Sharjah International Airport in the UAE, Nissan’s best-selling SUV in the Middle East towed an Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane weighing 170.9 tonnes over 50m to set its first world record, beating the previous best – a V10-powered Volkswagen Touareg at Dunsfold Aerodrome, London, in 2006 – across the same distance by just under 16 tonnes.The second record was toppled just two years later in Jordan, when the Patrol became the fastest production car to scale a 100-metre sand dune in just 4.9 seconds. RELATED TAGSNissanNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury If, like us, you’re wondering what Guinness World Record Nissan Middle East has its sights set on next, we can’t help but notice that, only last year, ‘Trophy Nissan’ set the benchmark for the ‘Largest parade of Nissan cars’ in Mesquite, Texas, with 250…. center_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

first_imgLinkedin Share AdvertisementNew York, NY, August 7, 2017 — Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA ( has released a short documentary: ‘Creating the Blend’, showcasing the programs and community efforts established to support the 291,000 people who are employed within the local industry. Each program is geared toward enriching and adding value on a range of levels to wine industry workers, including land ownership, education, health care, training and business opportunities. The documentary can be viewed here: CEO Siobhan Thompson states, “The South African wine industry has come a long way since 1994. Inclusivity, upliftment and growth of our industry and its people are at the forefront.”Key industry bodies, including the VinPro Foundation and Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) play a major role in creating opportunities for fair and inclusive working environments, along with a wide range of charities, auctions and protégé programs.About Wines of South AfricaWines of South Africa (WOSA) is the organization representing all South African producers of wine who export their products. WOSA, which was established in its current form in 1999, has over 500 exporters on its database, comprising all the major South African wine exporters. It is constituted as a not-for-profit company and is totally independent of any producer, wholesaling company or government department but is recognized by the South African Export Council. WOSA’s mandate is to promote the export of all South African wines in key international markets including the United States.Advertisement Email TAGSWines of South Africa Home Industry News Releases South Africa Releases Wine Documentary ‘Creating the Blend’Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessSouth Africa Releases Wine Documentary ‘Creating the Blend’By Press Release – August 7, 2017 127 0 Pinterest Facebook ReddIt Twitter Previous articleAfternoon Brief, August 4Next articleRegistration Now Open for 14th Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, November 12-19, 2017 Press Releaselast_img read more

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