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Thailand Hosts World Ruby Forum

RAPAPORT… Gemologists from around the world gathered at the World Ruby Forum in Bangkok on Saturday, where leading industry figures spoke about supply, marketing and certification of the red gemstone. The forum — a showcase for rubies manufactured in Thailand — was in line with government policy that “aims to establish the ruby as Thailand’s most important exported gem,” according to the country’s commerce minister, Apiradi Tantraporn. The Asian nation is establishing itself as the leading hub for colored-gemstone…

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Corporate cash can make Japan great again

Japan Inc. is extremely rich. In fact, companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange just set a new world record. They now own cash worth more than 140 percent of Japan’s gross domestic product. This is more than three times higher than the 43 percent of U.S. GDP equivalent held in cash by American companies. More importantly, Japan’s corporate cash reserves have surged by more than one-times GDP over the past 10 years. How — or whether — this enormous…

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OmniBank campaigns for child safety; donates to Road Safety Commission

As part of its corporate social responsibility to ensure child pedestrian safety, OmniBank is set to embark on road safety campaign to reduce inner city accidents. The move is to ensure commercial drivers obey motor and traffic regulations to prevent carnage on our roads. The Chief Executive Officer of OmniBank, Philip Oti-Mensah revealed this when the bank donated crossing stands to the Road Safety Commission in Accra. The motive for the gesture, he noted is due to the alarming rate…

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One on One: Debra Pallato-Fontaine, Becker College executive director for global initiatives – News – telegram.com

Debra Pallatto-Fontaine, executive director for global initiatives at Becker College, hails from Eastern Connecticut. She spent 18 years as an elementary school teacher, worked as a licensed school counselor for several years and received a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in curriculum development and instruction. Ms. Pallatto-Fontaine was a professor of education and department chairman at Assumption College for seven years. Arriving at Becker College 21 years ago, she developed its elementary education program and taught education and…

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Life Lessons “Success In Ministry Is Not About Faith Alone” – Matthew Ashimolowo

Matthew Ashimolowo, founder and Senior Pastor of London-based Kingsways International Christian Church (KICC) is one individual who has demonstrated that spirituality could also go side by side being wealthy, materially. Ashimolowo runs a vibrant and dynamic ministry with television network in over 200 countries; and, in the business world he has built a couple of first class business entities while he personally owns choice properties in choice places around the world. In an earlier conversation with me, Ashimolowo shared some…

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Plan route for career and goals, grads told – Education

UNIVERSITI Teknologi Petronas (UTP) recently celebrated its 17th convocation ceremony at its campus in Seri Iskandar, Perak.  The ceremony saw 1,250 of its students graduate with 96 being conferred with PhDs and 110 with master’s degrees. 1,044 students were conferred bachelor’s degrees in the fields of science, engineering and technology. In his speech, UTP pro-chancellor Tan Sri Sidek Hassan said graduates could attain success with the right attitude and focus. Advising students that having a career was equivalent to running…

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Guinness Ghana Breweries : adjudged CSR Company of the Year

Accra, Nov. 4, GNA – Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has been adjudged the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Company of the year at the 7th Ghana CSR Excellence Awards in Accra. The company was honoured in recognition of its commitment to building thriving communities in Ghana through the company’s highly impactful Local Raw Materials (LRM) and Water of Life (WOL) programmes. The Accra, Nov. 4, GNA – Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has been adjudged the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…

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McDonald’s supports Oman Cancer Association’s Walkathon 2017 – Oman

Muscat –  McDonald’s employees took time out of their busy schedules to take part in the country’s annual Cancer Walkathon held at Qurm Park, demonstrating the brand’s support to Oman Cancer Association’s (OCA) noble efforts in raising greater cancer awareness. “For many years, McDonald’s has been a supporter of OCA’s Cancer Walkathon and its noble initiatives. On behalf of McDonald’s Oman, we take pride in being part of this initiative that advocates the utmost importance of regular screening as the best…

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Politicians remain active on fringes

ALMOST four years ago, the coup removed politicians from formal politics and banned them from any activism. But that does not mean all politicos have been taking a break in these past years. Despite the very strict ban on political gatherings, some politicians have been keeping their nose to the grindstone. They may seem to be off the political grid, but actually, they still get out and about, and network with voters through different activities. So, although they have…

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Yingli Supplies All Solar Panels for a 38.4 MW PV Poverty Alleviation Project in China

Located in Zhangbei County, Hebei Province, this project includes 128 rural distributed PV poverty alleviation plants for Zhangbei County’s remaining 128 low-income villages and each plant has the capacity of 300 Kilowatts (kW). BAODING, China, Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, known as “Yingli Solar”, today announced that it is supplying 38.4 MW of solar panels to a rural…

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AAI,TMC to aid cancer suffering underprivileged kids

[India], Nov.4 (ANI): As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Juhu Airport of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed an MoU with the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMC), Mumbai, and has given Rs. 1.32 crore as a financial aid towards the procurement of specialised equipment needed for treatment of destitute children suffering from cancer. The number of cancer cases is increasing rapidly in India and it is estimated by medical experts that by 2030 there will be nearly…

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AMCON supports out-of-school children with N100m – Punch Newspapers

The Assets Management Company of Nigeria has begun distribution of educational materials and food items worth N100m in support of the education of out-of-school children in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. AMCON’s Managing Director, Ahmed Kuru, said the corporation had emphasised the reintegration of this category of students back into the formal education system, as part of its corporate social responsibility because of the disturbing statistics of out-of-school children in the North-East. During the distribution of the items, Usman Abubakar,…

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How millennials are shaping today’s offices: social responsibility on agenda

When it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent, millennials are surely high on the target list for most organisations. Largely defined as those born between the early 1980s and late 1990s, this group of twenty- and thirty-somethings makes up a substantial proportion of the current and future workforce. In many cases, these millennials have different expectations of their job compared with previous generations, which means companies hoping to attract this talent need to look at what they can offer…

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Petronas upgrades SK Ulu Pelagus under its outreach programme – BorneoPost Online | Borneo , Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News

Masing hands out school bags to pupils of SK Ulu Pelagus witnessed by (from left) Ali Biju, Ali, Didit Nyabong, Gawan, and Pau Kiew Hua. KAPIT: Petronas and its contractor partners recently upgraded SK Ulu Pelagus near here under the ‘Petronas Outreach Programme’ as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) project. The project involved construction of the school’s multi-purpose hall, new walkways to the hostels and classrooms, new hostel toilet, construction of the school’s main gate and various other…

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Horse Power: Defintly Red can win the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby

Definitly Red can enhance his credentials of mixing it at the top level with victory in the Grade Two bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (3.15pm) at Wetherby tomorrow afternoon. The Brian Ellison-trained eight-year-old progressed superbly last season with victory over course and distance in the Grade Three Rowland Meyrick Chase and the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster. That saw him among the favourites to land the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse in April. Things didn’t go to plan and jockey…

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