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Consumers often knowingly or otherwise disregard ethics during purchases – The Daily Reporter

OSU research: Consumers often knowingly or otherwise disregard ethics during purchases Consumers are likely to forget or misremember facts about unethically-made products, according to research from The Ohio State University. Whether it’s desks made using wood from rain forests or jeans made with child labor, researchers found in a series of studies that consumers would forget their products purchased were not environmentally-friendly or met fair labor practices. “It’s not necessarily a conscious decision by consumers to forget what they don’t…

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Kazakh ice cream producer seeks to boost exports

ASTANA – Shin-Line occupies a 35-percent share of the Kazakh ice cream market, according to a report published by Euromonitor International. The company has already succeeded in neighbouring Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and has plans to enter the Chinese market. “The 13th China ice cream and frozen food exhibition, China Ice Cream Forum, was held in October 2017. Our company took an active part in it, introducing Chinese consumers to our ice cream, and they really liked it,” said Shin-Line…

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Wisconsin Tribe Going to Court to Keep a Massive Open Pit Mine Out of Ancestral Lands

By Gary Besaw, Menominee Tribal Legislature Chairman Imagine the reaction if developers proposed digging a massive open pit mine on the banks of the Potomac River at Arlington National Cemetery. The outrage of a corporation planning to mine on a hallowed burial site isn’t imaginary at all for my people, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. With the help of Earthjustice, we’re fighting the development of an open-pit metallic sulfide mine and processing facility just 50 yards from the Menominee…

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ComplianceOnline’s Upcoming REACH and RoHS Compliance Seminars

ComplianceOnline, the leading GRC advisory network, and industry expert, Kelly Eisenhardt, will conduct two seminars on REACH and RoHS Compliance. Palo Alto, CA, USA (PRWEB) January 22, 2018 ComplianceOnline announced seminars on REACH and RoHS Compliance. These seminars led by industry expert Kelly Eisenhardt, will be held on February 22-23, 2018 in San Diego, CA and April 19-20, 2018 in Detroit, MI. REACH and RoHS Compliance: Gain a Deeper Understanding: 2-Day In-Person Seminar Location: February 22-23, 2018 – San Diego,…

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Taipei News.Net – Davos summit As leaders arrive all eyes on Trumps message

DAVOS, Switzerland – At the World Economic Forum, which is set to begin on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland, over 3,000 of the world’s elites from business, finance, politics and public affairs are expected to attend. This year, global leaders, including the French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Zimbabwe President Mauricio Macri Emmerson Mnangagwa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to be in attendance. And…

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Namibia: Namcol Provides N$300 000 for Scholarships

THE Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) has provided N$300 000 for scholarships to selected pupils through regional councils countrywide. The money was given through the Namcol Scholarship Fund, a yearly initiative that awards scholarships to pupils who cannot afford to enrol with Namcol and improve their Grade 10 and Grade 12 subjects. The scholarships cover tuition and examination fees. In an interview with Nampa on Thursday, Namcol public relations officer Conny Samaria said each region is allocated a “quota…

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Rise fund: Anand Mahindra ‘rises’ for a good cause

DAVOS: Joining forces with activist rockstar Bono and a group of conscientious capitalists from around the world like billionaire Richard Branson, Unilever boss Paul Polman and the three founders of private equity group TPG, Anand Mahindra is coming on board the $2.1-billion Rise Fund — the largest private pool of capital ever raised, dedicated to impact investing that seeks both financial and social returns. Mahindra will be the first Indian to be part of the apex body of any global…

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Governor  Dickson’s  Maiden Monthly Transparency Briefing in 2018: A Policy Rendezvous 

Some may traditionally call it the usual nomenclature, monthly transparency Briefing, but wearing the binoculars of a policy maker, the ritual was much more than that. It was a well thought-out policy roundabout to set the tone for governance, political tutelage and setting out areas of priority for the year. It is not a misnomer to say it was one of one of the greatest Monthly Transparency Briefing since the inception of the Restoration Administration. Not only did Governor Seriake…

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ENOC Group Calls for Submissions Towards the Inaugural ‘Women in Energy Award’

ENOC Group calls for submissions towards the first ‘Women in Energy Award’ instituted to celebrate outstanding achievements of women within the UAE’s energy sector. Follow > , , , , , , , , , , , , ENOC Group calls for submissions towards the first ‘Women in Energy Award’ instituted to celebrate outstanding achievements of women within the UAE’s energy sector. Encouraging diversity within the sector, the awards will recognise long-standing achievements of women within the energy industry and…

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The New Dawn Liberia – Ellen dedicates NASSCORP’s diagnostic center

Ellen dedicates NASSCORP’s diagnostic center 22 January 2018 Outgoing President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf says another gap has been covered in the health sector here by the dedication of a newly constructed State of the Art Jahmide Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center at ELWA Junction in Paynseville. At the dedication on Friday, 19 January, Mrs. Sirleaf talked about the Jackson F. Doe Hospital and the State of the Art [equipment] that exists at that health facility in Tapita, Nimba County, and…

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FG Seeks Boost in Power Supply

By Obinna Chima  The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has disclosed that it recently held a concession review meeting with the North South Power Company, concessionaires of the Shiroro Hydropower Plant, with a view to enhancing power supply in the country. The meeting was also an opportunity to showcase the gains of the reforms in the power sector. Speaking at the event, the Director General of the Commission Chidi Izuwah, was quoted as saying that “what the concessionaires of the Shiroro…

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TRAINSPOTTER: The House that Zuma built

Power windows There is an astonishing passage in Lord Timothy Bell’s autobiography—yup, the Bell Pottinger chairman who helped wheedle black and white South Africans into another of their Twitter cage matches – in which the arch spin doctor details the Tory leadership switcheroo in November, 1990. “I once saw – in the most visual of demonstrations – how power shifts,” he writes. “I saw it physically cross a room. It was the day when John Major took over the role…

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Battery-run cars to ferry passengers on platform 1 | Pune News

Pune: Platform number one at Pune railway station will have two battery operated cars ferrying passengers and their luggage to reach their compartments, the Central Railway, Pune division authorities said. An official told TOI that they were looking for a private party who can provide the cars and run them efficiently on the station’s premises. “The plan is on our agenda. We are looking for a private party who can operate these cars on the platform. We will start with…

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Hire stick on smart city firm

An aerial view of Patna Patna: Spanish firm Eptisa Servicious de Ingenieria SL has been showcaused for failing to hire adequate officials for implementing the Patna smart city project even after a month of starting work. The project management consultancy is responsible for the preliminary day-to-day documentation and creation of the detailed project report for the mission smart city. It is supposed to float tenders to select firms for project implementation, and monitor the work, besides provide timely progress reports…

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GBW Hotel to continue hosting NST-NIE English workshops for teachers | New Straits Times

JOHOR BARU: The Johor English Language Teaching Association (Jelta) hopes to continue the excellent working relationship with GBW Hotel in continuing to organise NST-NIE English language workshops in collaboration with the New Straits Times and state Education Department. In welcoming the hotel’s new general manager Chan Seng Chow, Jelta also took the opportunity to present an appreciation plaque to his predecessor, Long Cheow Siong, for his invaluable support all these years in organising the workshops. Long, in his farewell address,…

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