News / UTi Worldwide on DSV’s shopping list? Takeover talks took place, it is revealed

first_img Danish 3PL and road haulage company DSV and US forwarder UTi have revealed they held acquisition talks earlier this year.Although a statement from UTi denied that the talk ever reached an advanced stage, it did confirm discussions had taken place.“Although UTi can confirm that exploratory conversations have taken place between the companies, in response to an inquiry from DSV, those discussions never progressed beyond a preliminary stage. Currently there are no discussions taking place between the companies,” UTi said in an emailed statement to The Loadstar.DSV also confirmed that talks had taken place earlier this year “concerning DSV’s potential acquisition of UTi Worldwide”, but also confirmed that they had ended.In its half-year results released at the end of July, DSV chief executive Jens Bjorn Andersen said it was looking at several acquisition opportunities and highlighted the US as a region of particular interest.“We have an appetite for M&As and we have indicated that the size of the acquisitions could be bigger than they have been in recent years – more in a size similar to our acquisitions of DFDS Road Transport and ABX,” he said at the time.In 2008, DSV transformed itself from principally a road haulage concern – it was originally founded by 10 Danish truckers – with a small forwarding division, into an international 3PL after it acquired Belgium’s ABX Logistics for €750m. At the time ABX was a company with a €1.8bn annual turnover.It proved to be a transformative acquisition for DSV, which last year reported revenues of $7.6bn and an operating profit of around 416m – although haulage continues to represent around half of its turnover.UTI Worldwide would have represented its largest purchase to date. The Long Beach-headquartered company reported revenues of $4.4bn in its latest full-year figures and an adjusted EBITDA of $98m, with freight forwarding its principal activity.In February this year however, UTi began to experience difficulties after it breached some loan covenants, reported Bloomberg yesterday, and in response issued new debt and some convertible shares to hedge fund P2 Capital Partners. A number of months ago it is understood to have hired Morgan Stanley to undertake a strategic review of its corporate options. By Gavin van Marle 04/12/2014last_img read more

Concerns over “fiscal cliff” overblown: TD Economics

James Langton How to talk to clients about GameStop Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Will exuberant market sentiment last? Keywords Investment strategies Geographical diversification is harder to come by, report says “The financial market implication is that while uncertainty over how the fiscal cliff will be navigated around is likely to add to volatility in the near term, the ultimate resolution and the continued moderate economic growth environment implies a continuation of the lower-for-longer interest rate environment and renewed gains in equities,” it says. Yet, there are numerous political risks elsewhere, TD cautions, including the leadership transition in China, and the ongoing European fiscal crisis. Concern over Iran’s nuclear program is also a political wild card, it says. “From a financial market point of view, the greatest risks come from the socio-economic strains that are building in Europe from high and rising unemployment. The central issue is whether the governments can maintain their fiscal rebalancing in the face of these social pressures,” it says. “The sad reality is that the financial crisis must continue because it is the catalyst that forces the political system to make progress towards a resolution.” “The main message for investors is that much has happened, and yet much remains the same,” TD concludes. “Global financial markets are navigating a risk-filled environment, which is dominated by political risks. All-in-all, the risks are being managed relatively well, but there are periods when investors lose confidence or become fretful, causing gyrations in markets.” While the U.S. fiscal situation has apparently captured market attention in the wake of the U.S. elections, it’s not the only political risk out there, TD Economics says. In a new report, TD suggests that concerns about the U.S. “fiscal cliff” are overblown. It expects that some sort of deal will be reached to avoid calamity, and yet, fiscal restraint will weigh on growth, it notes, which will keep U.S. economic growth in the 2% to 3% range next year. Related news read more

TSX seeks comment on listing guidelines for emerging market issuers

Keywords Emerging marketsCompanies Toronto Stock Exchange The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) Monday published a joint consultation paper on emerging market issuers. The Consultation Paper examines the risks associated with listings from emerging markets and solicits feedback on possible measures being considered to complement existing and well-established guidelines, rules and standards at TSX and TSXV. Opportunities in emerging markets Global trade disruptions give rise to opportunities in emerging markets Fiera sells rights to manage US$1.9B emerging markets fund IE Staff “As emerging economies expand and global capital flows increase, issuers from these markets will continue to seek a Canadian listing to help fund growth and innovation,” explains Kevan Cowan, president, TSX Markets and group head of equities, TMX Group. “The integrity of our markets requires all issuers, regardless of their location, to adhere to the same high standards. We are committed to working with issuers, securities regulators as well as a broad group of stakeholders who share a combined responsibility to promote integrity and investor confidence in Canadian markets,” he says. The consultation paper was developed with extensive input received from market participants, listed issuers, advisors, other stakeholders and regulatory organizations. It is intended to support work being conducted by regulatory organizations, the primary authorities overseeing reporting issuers, including the Ontario Securities Commission Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets (Staff Notice 51-720) published in November of this year. Comments are being solicited in areas such as emerging market issuer management, corporate governance, financial reporting, internal controls, related party transactions and sponsorship requirements, among others. The comment period will continue to Feb. 28, 2013. The consultation paper can be found at: http://www.tmx.com/en/pdf/Joint-Consultation-Paper.pdf. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

AMF signs insurance regulators information sharing agreement

first_imgJames Langton Keywords Insurance regulationsCompanies Autorité des marchés financiers Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter FSRA reviews 57 life agent reporting forms Insurance regulators consult on conduct principlescenter_img OSFI previews new capital rules for seg fund risk The MMoU sets minimum standards that signatories to the arrangement must adhere to; and, regulators that are seeking to sign on to it are subject to review and approval by an independent team of IAIS members. With the addition of the AMF and Malaysian authorities, the MMoU now includes 50 signatories, which represent more than 63% of worldwide premium volume, the IAIS reports. The only other Canadian signatory at this point, the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), signed on in July 2012. “We are pleased to be a signatory to this MMoU, a key tool for regulators seeking to ensure more effective monitoring and supervision of insurers with cross-border business activities,” said Louis Morisset, president and CEO of the AMF. “This is especially important to us, as an integrated regulator, since it allows us to work more closely with insurance peers around the world as part of the collaborative network we’ve built with regulators in the other sectors we oversee.” “We are delighted to welcome Malaysia and Quebec as signatories to the MMoU and to see the MMoU hit a milestone of 50 signatories,” said Felix Hufeld, chair of the executive committee of the IAIS. “In order to achieve our ultimate goal of policyholder protection within the global insurance marketplace, an insurance supervisor needs the ability to cooperate quickly and effectively. The MMoU has proven to be an essential regulatory tool – not only in crisis situations, but on a day-to-day basis – for supervisors engaged in cross-border cooperation to foster safer and more stable insurance markets, and the IAIS encourages each of its Members to become a MMoU signatory,” he added. Quebec’s Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) has signed onto the information sharing agreement among global insurance regulators, which aims to improve supervision and enhance consumer protection. The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) announced Monday that the insurance regulators in both Quebec and Malaysia have joined its supervisory cooperation and information exchange agreement, known as the IAIS Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMoU). The agreement provides a framework for cooperation and information exchange among insurance regulators, which allows them to share information to facilitate the supervision of cross-border activities, to bolster consumer protection, and enhance financial stability. Related newslast_img read more

Children’s Advocate Urges Jamaicans to Return to Biblical Principles

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedChildren’s Advocate Urges Jamaicans to Return to Biblical Principles RelatedChildren’s Advocate Urges Jamaicans to Return to Biblical Principles Children’s Advocate Urges Jamaicans to Return to Biblical Principles UncategorizedJanuary 16, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Children’s Advocate, Mary Clarke, has urged the society to return to biblical principles and reinstate church attendance as a family tradition, in order to encourage more civility in the society.She was speaking on (Jan. 16) at the launch of the Bible Society of the West Indies’ (BSWI) 8th annual National Bible Quiz at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston.Highlighting public concerns over the state of crime and violence in the country, Mrs. Clarke noted that while “so much is going for us in Jamaica” this ugly side is “symptomatic of something not going right in the society.”She expressed even greater concern over evidence that juvenile delinquency is on the rise. “I look in the papers and I see where we have to be building or refurbishing a new centre in Montpelier to cope with the increase of children in the criminal justice system, and an increase in the number of females, young girls in the criminal justice system, and it tells me that something isn’t going right in our society,” she lamented.Suggesting that the solution could be found in the church, Mrs. Clarke cited recent research among 11-year-old, who cited church attendance as one of the main factors contributing to their good behaviour, and their ability to resist violence and aggression. “Some of us knew this long ago. Research is now confirming the importance of church attendance in little children. We can infer that at church, they learn the principles of the bible and I can guarantee that Christian principles, if adopted in Jamaica by most persons, could revolutionise this country,” Mrs. Clarke advocated.She appealed to parents to “return to the days when you send your children to Sunday school”, noting that, “It is in Sunday school and through the study of the bible that they are provided with a moral compass that help to develop their conscience, that they are provided with teachings and examples to understand actions and related consequences of actions.”The Children’s Advocate further encouraged young people to uphold wholesome values and principles even when the society might discourage or challenge these principles. “The society may want to make you feel that if you’re not going with the crowd, you’re out of it. I dare to contradict this and to beg you, let the evidence speak,” she appealed.Ms. Clarke commended the BSWI on its work to build attitudes and values in the society, and encouraged young persons to get involved in the National Bible Quiz.Students from 117 preparatory, primary and high schools will vie for prizes and trophies in this year’s competition, which will run from January to March. At this morning’s ceremony, 13 schools and seven sponsors were awarded certificates for participating in the quiz for five years and more.The BSWI widely distributes bibles and other books to children in the island’s primary schools. They also publish a bible written in Jamaican creole for young adults, as well as the Good News Bible, which is a modern English translation widely used in primary schools, and is the required version for quiz participants. RelatedChildren’s Advocate Urges Jamaicans to Return to Biblical Principleslast_img read more

37th Universal Periodic Review UK statement on Mauritania

first_img37th Universal Periodic Review UK statement on Mauritania The United Kingdom recognises Mauritania’s commitment to improving access to education at the primary and secondary level. We urge the Government to ensure that girls’ equal access to twelve years quality education is at the forefront of their efforts in this regard.We note Mauritania’s cooperation with the UNHCR and other humanitarian organisations to provide protection for refugees and migrants.We recommend that Mauritania:Increases efforts to end all forms of slavery and discrimination, especially based on caste or ethnicity, and investigates and prosecutes traffickers and those holding people in slavery.Adheres to existing international frameworks to protect migrants and refugees, including those attempting to travel to the Canary Islands who land in Mauritania.Adopt an open, merit-based process when selecting national candidates for UN Treaty Body elections.Thank you. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:education, election, Government, Humanitarian, Mauritania, migrants, migrants and refugees, quality, refugees, Slavery, travel, treaty, UK, UK Government, UN, United Kingdomlast_img read more

Entries open for Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

first_imgEntries open for Prime Minister’s Literary Awards The 2021 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, which recognize Australia’s outstanding literary talent, are now open for entries.Prime Minister Scott Morrison strongly encouraged writers to put their unique stories forward for this year’s Awards,“Last year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards again highlighted the diverse literary contributions we have in Australia,” the Prime Minister said.“The Awards provide us with the opportunity to celebrate the significant contribution literature, history and poetry have in connecting us to Australian voices and our story as a nation. “Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, said the Awards pay homage to the valuable contribution Australian writing makes to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.“The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards identifies Australia’s pre-eminent writers each year, showcases their works, and provides national recognition for their talent,” Minister Fletcher said.The Awards are presented in six categories – children’s literature, young adult literature, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, Australian history – with a total prize pool of $600,000.Entries, which close on Friday 26 March are sought for books published in the 2020 calendar year. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Arts, Australia, Australian, children, communications, Government, infrastructure, Minister, Morrison, Prime Minister, Scott Morrisonlast_img read more

Fireman’s Brew Introduces New IPA

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Beer Business Fireman’s Brew Introduces New IPAIndustry News ReleasesBeer BusinessFireman’s Brew Introduces New IPABy Press Release – September 28, 2016 54 0 AdvertisementThis marks the craft beer company’s first new launch in nearly a decade; IPA joins award-winning portfolio of Blonde, Brunette and Redhead micro-brews LOS ANGELES – September 19, 2016 – For the first time in nine years, Fireman’s Brew, the fast-growing Los Angeles-based craft beer company founded by two California firefighters, today introduces a new beer: Fireman’s Brew IPA. Released just in time for the height of the fall beer season, this new product offering is the company’s take on a bold and refreshing West Coast-style India Pale Ale (IPA) made with a delicious and aromatic blend of Cascade, Columbus, Chinook and Galena hops.This also marks the first time Fireman’s Brew will offer product in a cool refreshing 16 oz. can, further promoting light-weight portability and access.Now perfectly packaged for public venues like never before, Fireman’s Brew IPA is currently available exclusively at Dodger Stadium for Angelenos to enjoy. It will subsequently roll out to all Total Wine & More locations throughout California beginning in late September, and then nationwide in Winter 2016 for beer lovers from coast to coast to savor.“Given our tremendous growth over the past decade, Fireman’s Brew is beyond thrilled to introduce an IPA brew to our stellar, award-winning line of Blonde, Brunette and Redhead ales,” explained Rob Nowaczyk, founder of Fireman’s Brew. “With its solid malt backbone and unique combination of four different hops, we have no doubt that our well balanced Fireman’s Brew IPA will become a go-to India Pale Ale favorite for craft beer lovers all year long – What’s more, this new flavor profile comes in a can, allowing for greater access to activities once deemed impossible; with this canned IPA, our customers will now be able to enjoy our their favorite craft beer at live concert venues, tailgates, on board a boat or around the pool – all of which previously deemed challenging or off-limits for glassware.”The Fireman’s Brew signature beer portfolio now includes the following:Fireman’s Brew: IPA (Pale Ale; 6.5 percent ABV)Fireman’s Brew: Blonde (Pilsner-style Lager; 5.2 percent ABV)Fireman’s Brew: Brunette (German-style Doublebock; 8 percent ABV)Fireman’s Brew: Redhead (Amber Ale; 5.5 percent ABV)“We’ve been experimenting with new beer recipes over the years, and seeing as how IPA’s have helped drive the craft beer renaissance – making up nearly 50 percent of the craft beer market share – we knew that now was the perfect time to introduce our delicious, perfectly crafted IPA,” stated Roger Baer, chief executive officer of Fireman’s Brew. “We can’t wait for craft beer lovers to indulge in their first taste of this smooth, India Pale Ale that features a mixture of bittering and aromatic hops.”The standard four-pack of canned IPA will retail for $8.99, although prices may vary by location.Rapidly expanding across the county since 2012, Fireman’s Brew is currently available in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Virginia, Michigan, Hawaii, West Virginia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Utah, and Missouri.Conceived by two Los Angeles-based firefighters after extinguishing a brushfire in the local mountains, Fireman’s Brew grew out of their vision to create a premium line of handcrafted ales and lagers that would quench their thirsts after an exhausting day on the fire lines. Fireman’s Brew’s collection of micro-brewed beers is created using only the finest of all-natural ingredients to deliver bold, full-flavored, traditional tastes and easy drinking refreshment. In addition, Fireman’s Brew is committed to giving back to the firefighter community that inspired it by donating a portion of company proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to honoring fallen firefighters and providing assistance to their surviving families.About Fireman’s Brew: Extinguish Your Thirst! with Fireman’s Brew, a premium line of micro-brewed beers created by two Los Angeles-based firefighters. Based in Canoga Park, Calif., Fireman’s Brew has quickly become one of the fastest growing national craft beer brands. Created using only the finest of all-natural ingredients, Fireman’s Brew offers a selection of four micro-brewed beers for off-duty refreshment. Originally created by firefighters for firefighters, Fireman’s Brew is committed to giving back to the firefighter community and donates a portion of its proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. For more information about Fireman’s Brew, visit www.firemansbrew.com.Advertisement Previous articleSpring Mountain District Tasting in San Francisco on November 17Next articleAfternoon Brief, September 28 Press Release Twitter Facebook Linkedin Email Share ReddIt TAGSConsumerFireman’s Brew Pinterestlast_img read more

Abbott ITS and FOGSI come together to raise awareness on importance of thyroid screening in pregnant women

first_img News Abbott ITS and FOGSI come together to raise awareness on importance of thyroid screening in pregnant women Add Comment WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Abnormal levels of thyroid hormones during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of complications such as anaemia, miscarriages, post-partum bleeding, pre-eclampsia and placental abruptionThyroid disorders are highly prevalent in India. Approximately 8.3-10.4 per cent or one in ten adults suffer from hypothyroidism, which occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to meet the needs of the body. This condition is twice as prevalent in women as in men and the condition is common among women of child-bearing age. A 2016 study conducted in nine Indian states across OPD setups assessing prevalence of hypothyroidism in pregnancy with TSH cut-offs < 4.5 found 13.13 per cent of pregnant women to be hypothyroid. Following trimester-specific TSH cut-offs of <2.5 mIU/L for the first trimester and <3.0 mIU/L for the second and third trimester, as recommended by the FOGSI, ITS and NRHM guidelines, prevalence of hypothyroidism was found to be 44.3 per cent, 32.0 per cent, and 34 per cent in the first, second, and third trimester, respectively. There is significant regional variation in prevalence, and in Maharashtra, the study showed 17.85 per cent prevalence in Pune and 14 per cent in Nasik.Abnormal levels of thyroid hormones during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of complications such as anaemia, miscarriages, post-partum bleeding, pre-eclampsia and placental abruption. The thyroid hormone is critical for normal development of the fetal brain and nervous system and during the first trimester, the fetus depends on the mother’s supply of thyroid hormone, which directly comes through the placenta. Therefore, treating thyroid disorders is important for both maternal and child health, as thyroid disorders significantly increase the risk of adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth, low birth weight and fetal death. Thyroid hormone is critical for normal development of the fetal brain and nervous system.Despite high prevalence of hypothyroidism among pregnant women in India, and the risks that the condition poses, there is low penetration of screening and testing for the condition in pregnant women. Dr Nandita Palshetkar, President of Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), explains, “Since thyroid disorders present non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation etc., they are often difficult to diagnose without testing. In the absence of visible signs and symptoms of thyroid disorders, combined with low patient awareness, thyroid testing tends to be overlooked.”Detection in the first trimester is particularly important. ITS guidelines recommend that testing should be conducted at the first prenatal visit or at the time of confirmation of pregnancy, and that diagnosis should be based on trimester-specific TSH thresholds. Dr Shashank Joshi, Secretary, Indian Thyroid Society (ITS), observes, “Late detection not only increases the chance that surgical intervention is required, but it also leads to higher risk of irreversible damage caused by complications. Thus, ITS and FOGSI strongly advocate thyroid screening in the first trimester of pregnancy and in maintaining trimester specific TSH at the upper threshold of 2.5 mI/L in the first trimester and 3.0 mI/L in the second and third trimester for better maternal and fetal outcomes.”Awareness plays a critical role in the fight against under-detection. Under its campaign, Making India Thyroid Aware (MITA) and in partnership with Abbott India, ITS seeks to drive awareness amongst doctors and patients for early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders amongst women in the age group of 25 to 45 years. Through a range of initiatives driving education among doctors, making Indian women aware of thyroid disorders and facilitating early detection, MITA has reached over 50,000 doctors and 5.6 million patients nationwide since 2011. Recently, Abbott and ITS launched a digital campaign to procure pledges from doctors across India in support of MITA. In recognition of each pledge and to further diagnostic access for underprivileged women, Abbott will donate an equal number of free screening tests to an NGO. More than 8,500 doctor pledges have been received till date.Dr Srirupa, Medical Director, Abbott adds, “Abbott is a thought leader in thyroid therapy and has been a knowledge and education partner to ITS to drive awareness of thyroid disorders in India. In the coming year, Abbott, ITS and FOGSI plan to educate another 20,000 physicians and gynaecologists, while also driving awareness among 10 million thyroid patients through digital, print and in-clinic initiatives. Combining the skills and resources of multiple stakeholders, this campaign can lead to greater awareness, strengthening of health services and eventually better disease control. With access to the physician and gynaecologists bodies to cascade changes swiftly, we can raise awareness through initiatives at scale, ensuring they reach both medical and patient communities.”References:Swathi N. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2018;10(6):23-25, Shekhar S. J Med Sci Clin Res. 2018;6(4)Sethi B. Indian J Endocr Metab 2017;21:302-7Paul W Ladenson, Hypothyroidism Lancet 2004; 363: 793–803Goyal D. Thyroid Res Pract 2019;16:55-9; Romitti M et al. Endocr Connect. 2018 Nov; 7(11): 1158–1167.Dhanwal et al. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20:387-90Swathi N. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2018;10(6):23-25, Shekhar S. J Med Sci Clin Res. 2018;6(4)Sethi B. Indian J Endocr Metab 2017;21:302-7 and Dhanwal et al. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20:387-90Dhanwal et al. Indian J Endocr Metab 2016;20:387-90Guidelines for Management of Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy2019 ITS FOGSI guidelines Read Article Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By EH News Bureau on July 24, 2019 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha AbbottanaemiaFOGSIHypothyroidismITSMaking India Thyroid Awaremiscarriagesplacental abruptionpost-partum bleedingpre-eclampsiapregnant womenthyroid screening Sharelast_img read more

Gov’t Boosts Capacity to Implement Globally Harmonized System

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Over $10 million has been earmarked in the 2012/13 Estimate of Expenditure, currently being reviewed by the House of Representatives, to continue work on the National Globally Harmonized System (GHS) project, and commence activities on the Regional GHS project. The national project, which commenced in September 2009, and for which $3.5 million has been allocated, is aimed at effecting training and capacity building to support implementation of the GHS. Initially envisaged targets, included: development of four sector implementation plans related to industrial workplaces, agriculture, transport, and consumer products; analysis of: a) existing legal infrastructure for chemical hazard classification and communication, and; b) legal options for GHS implementation towards selection of a possible legal implementation mechanism. Additionally, a public awareness and education campaign for civil society and industry stakeholders was implemented. It is expected that, for the ensuing year, work will continue on development of the plans, legal analysis and review, and the awareness and education campaign. The regional project, funded at a cost of $7.2 million, aims to build local and regional capacity to implement the GHS. It is envisaged that the project, which commenced in April, will facilitate convening of a regional workshop on the global harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals. It is expected to lend support to the organization of the GHS workshop, during the 2012/13 period. Both projects are being implemented by the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, with funding from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Gov’t Boosts Capacity to Implement Globally Harmonized System EnvironmentMay 18, 2012 Advertisements RelatedGov’t Boosts Capacity to Implement Globally Harmonized System RelatedGov’t Boosts Capacity to Implement Globally Harmonized System By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter RelatedGov’t Boosts Capacity to Implement Globally Harmonized Systemlast_img read more