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John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgJohn Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileJohn Holt Plc assembles, sells, leases and services power and cooling equipment in Nigeria and has business interests in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. The company sells, leases and maintains Holt Star air conditioners for home and industrial use; sells, installs and maintains diesel generators; provides after-sales service and spare parts for its product range; and supplies fire and safety equipment and services. John Holt Plc has business interests in warehousing and inventory management, facility management, property development and the construction of glass reinforced plastic boats. Other business interests include construction and maintenance of power projects, supply of power equipment such as transformers, hybrid generators, gas generators and pre-pad meters, and providing services to the power sector which includes power plant management, energy audits, capacity building, technical training and power system redesigns. John Holt Plc is involved in designing and constructing roads, bridges, drainages, residential and industrial buildings, warehouses, shoreline protection facilities, jetties and telecommunications masts. The company also provides professional services for the exploration and production sectors and oil and gas sectors. John Hold Plc is a subsidiary of John Hold & Company (Liverpool) Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. John Holt Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Threat of VAT introduction on Royal Mail postal services

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Institute of Fundraising will respond to the consultation document, but it is encouraging other affected organisations to respond as well. ‘A Review of Royal Mail’s Special Privileges’ can be viewed on Postcomm’s Web site. Responses should be sent be 12 April 2004. Tagged with: Individual giving  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 April 2004 | Newscenter_img If the possibility of VAT being levied on Royal Mail postal services worries your charity, you should respond to Postcomm’s current consultation.Independent regulator Postcomm is looking into Royal Mail’s privileged position and is questioning whether it should continue not to charge VAT on postal services while its competitors are required to charge VAT. These and other privileges are the legacy of Royal Mail’s monopoly on postal services.Introducing VAT on postal services would cost charities a great deal, given how much many of them rely on direct mail for fundraising activities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Threat of VAT introduction on Royal Mail postal serviceslast_img read more

Jacques Chirac, on visit to Beijing, taxed about sales of French equipment to jam foreign broadcasts into China

first_img October 8, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jacques Chirac, on visit to Beijing, taxed about sales of French equipment to jam foreign broadcasts into China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) signalled to Jacques Chirac that a French firm has sold China equipment to jam foreign broadcasts, as the French president headed to Beijing with a large business delegation for a 9-10 October visit.The international press freedom organisation said it had information that French company Thalès had provided such equipment to the Chinese government.”It is regrettable that a French company is involved in setting up a “great wall of sound” that violates the right of free access to information for hundreds of millions of people,” it said.ALLISS antennas, known for their efficiency and sturdiness, set up by Thalès particularly in the city of Kashi, in the extreme north-west of the country, are used to jam programmes from Norway-based Voice of Tibet, BBC World Service, Voice of America and Radio Free Asia.This installation in an isolated border zone allows the government to scramble short wave radio broadcasts by international radio stations in Europe and Central Asia very effectively indeed, it said.There are understood to be around a dozen further sites of the same type, including on Hainan Island in the south, north of Nanjing in the east, at Urumqi, north-west, and in Kunming in the south.A Thalès representative in China told Reporters Without Borders that there was nothing in the contracts signed with the Chinese that specified the use of the equipment. Thalès sold equipment to the Chinese authorities in 2001 and 2002.Executives at the affected radio stations confirmed to Reporters Without Borders that Beijing has since 2001 boosted its capacity to jam broadcasts. Radio Free Asia for example has to broadcast on some dozen different frequencies.They are nevertheless jammed by a double effect: the broadcast of a mix of thuds and music emanating from short wave transmitters, with a range of around 2,000 kilometres and from local ground-wave transmitters, sited around five kilometres around major cities.The French government should draw the attention of national companies to the dangers of selling certain equipment to the Chinese authorities, the organisation said. It would be a shame if French firms became auxiliaries of the Chinese Communist Party as in the case of Italian Iveco vehicles, converted in China into mobile execution chambers. The same applies to routers sold to Beijing by Cisco to block thousands of websites and emails.Although a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), China systematically refuses to respond to complaints from the governments involved, as was the case when British Foreign Office minister Bill Rammell visited China in December 2003. Before him, the US public body the International Broadcasting Bureau, responsible for Radio Free Asia and Voice of America, laid a complaint with the ITU, that was rejected outright by Beijing. News Help by sharing this information to go further Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en As President Jacques Chirac arrived in Beijing on 9 October, accompanied by a delegation of business leaders, Reporters Without Borders pointed out that French firm Thalès has sold the Chinese government equipment allowing it to jam broadcasts of several international radio stations. Newslast_img read more

Default Legal Services Attorneys Chart the Industry’s Course Forward

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Default Legal Services Attorneys Chart the Industry’s Course Forward Tagged with: elections Legal League 100 Legal League 100 Advisory Board Legal League 100 Spring Servicer Summit Neil Sherman roy diaz Stephen Hladik elections Legal League 100 Legal League 100 Advisory Board Legal League 100 Spring Servicer Summit Neil Sherman roy diaz Stephen Hladik 2018-05-01 David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Roy A. DiazWith the 11th semi-annual Legal League 100 Servicer Summit underway at the historic Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas, the professional association marked the occasion by announcing the results of its recent member elections. The League announced that Roy. A. Diaz, Shareholder, SHD Legal Group P.A., has been elected Chair of the LL100.Diaz previously served on the Legal League 100’s Advisory Council. He will take over from departing Chair Neil Sherman, Managing Partner, Schneiderman & Sherman, who served as Legal League 100 Chair from May 2016. Sherman will continue serving as a member of the Advisory Council.Diaz told DS News, “My focus for my tenure as Chair of the Legal League 100 will be on maintaining a clear vision of where the industry is, evolving industry requirements, industry opportunity for improvement, and bringing that vision to the membership.”Roy A. Diaz has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy. He has represented lenders, servicers of both conventional and GSE loans, private investors, and real estate developers throughout his career with an emphasis on the mortgage servicing industry for over 22 years. Diaz is admitted to Federal Court practice in the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is also admitted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.The group also announced several changes to the group’s Advisory Council. The Council gained two new members: Stephen M. Hladik, Principal, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP, and Chad Neel, Chief Executive Business Officer, McCarthy & Holthus LLP. J. Anthony Van Ness, President, Van Ness Law Firm, PLC, was also re-elected to another term on the Advisory Council.Neil Sherman and Five Star’s Ed Delgado onstage”The health of any organization can be seen in the quality of leadership that volunteers to represent it,” said Legal League 100 Executive Director Derek Templeton. “This year’s slate of candidates represented the strongest field in the 11-year history of the Legal League. We are appreciative of every leader who took the time to run for a position and optimistic that the members elected will chart a course of continued growth and success for the Organization.”  The Advisory Council membership also includes Caren Castle, Senior Attorney, The Wolf Firm; Michelle Gilbert, Managing Partner, Gilbert Garcia Group; Erin Laurito, Managing Partner, Laurito & Laurito; and Richard M. Nielson, Managing Shareholder – Kentucky, Reimer Law.The Legal League 100 Advisory Council strategizes growth opportunities, facilitates education, and enhances strategic relationships in the industry on behalf of the Legal League. Advisory Council Members are responsible for aiding the Chair, Vice Chair, Executive Director, and Ex-Officio of the Legal League 100 in developing new strategies for progress in the areas of legislative actions, education, compliance, advocacy, and marketing.The Legal League 100, created in collaboration with the Five Star Institute, is a membership group for default servicing law firms and select service providers. The Legal League 100 acts as an advocate on behalf of its members to affect change in the industry from Wall Street to Washington, D.C.center_img May 1, 2018 2,056 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: The Next Generation of Professionals in Mortgage and Housing Next: Are Rising Home Prices Unsustainable? David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, News Share Save Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Sign up for DS News Daily Default Legal Services Attorneys Chart the Industry’s Course Forwardlast_img read more

Navy to relieve captain of aircraft carrier over leak of letter to leadership: Source

first_imgUS Navy(NEW YORK) — The captain of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, is being relieved of duty over the leak of his letter which requested that most of his ship’s crew of 5,000 be taken off the ship to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.Thomas Modly, the acting secretary of the Navy, said Thursday that he couldn’t say if Capt. Brett Crozier leaked the letter himself, but noted that the letter was emailed to 20-30 people, which provided an opportunity for the letter to be leaked.Crozier wrote the letter to Navy leadership and Wednesday they said he would not be disciplined for having expressed his concerns through the chain of command.However, Modly left the door open for discipline if it was proven that Crozier had leaked the letter himself.Crozier’s letter created a firestorm of controversy after it was leaked to the San Francisco Chronicle.In the letter, Crozier also asked that the sailors be moved from communal facilities on Guam to individual housing to conform with coronavirus safety guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).On Wednesday, the Navy announced its plans to move 2,700 sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt to quarters in Guam as the number of sailors testing positive for the novel coronavirus had increased to 93. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HR: Does business hours mean all hours?

first_imgHR: Does business hours mean all hours?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Has “normal business hours” become a thing of the past? These days, I rarely meet anyone who almost immediately following waking up in the morning, wont grab their phone from the bedside to check their email, or who considers their nights to be personal or family time, which not so long ago seemed the norm. What is it about modern day issues and work problems that are more important than those that we were facing years ago that can’t wait until the next day? Or is it a simple case that our ability to prioritize is being depleted due to such ease of systems access which allows many organisations’ staff to turn any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device into a make-shift work station?I’m as guilty as the next person of the late night emails and struggling to switch off but I’m one of the lucky ones who enjoys what I do enough that it doesn’t feel like a chore. What about those who aren’t as lucky and feel like they don’t have the pressure release of being able to go home and un-wind?Human nature dictates that if we get too used to something, it becomes habitual and we begin to expect it. This being the case, if this isn’t carefully managed, how long will it be before being “switched on” at all times is an expected part of a job as opposed to it being a sign of an engaged and happy employee who will strive to go above and beyond any contractual obligations? Don’t get me wrong, the huge emphasis which these days is placed on interoperability and mobility of internal systems of course is a great thing and phenomenal feat in technology advancement but with it comes the potential for more risk, more pressure and more un-happy staff if it is not managed well. Read full article Related posts:No related photos.center_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Technical Advisor, Service Delivery

first_img Salary Not Specified LinkedIn Johns Hopkins University Share The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Save Reputation Marketing Manager Community Relations & Institutional Outreach Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Facebook Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Reputation Marketing Manager You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified GeneralSummary/PurposeAt the Johns Hopkins Center for CommunicationPrograms (CCP), we believe in the power of communication to savelives, by empowering people to adopt healthy behaviors forthemselves, their families and their communities. Good health iscritical not only to an individual’s well-being, but also tocommunity and national development, impacting educational andeconomic success.CCP is seeking a Service Delivery Technical Advisorto serve in a leadership role on an Adolescent Reproductive Health/Family Health (RH/FP) project. The project will focus onstrengthening the government, non-government and private sectorsystem to meet the needs of youth andadolescents.The position will operate under the leadership ofthe Chief of Party and will oversee and ensure the technical andmethodological soundness of project service delivery activities. Incollaboration with project team and partners, the position willsupport the design and implementation of service deliverystrategies based on scientific evidence. The Advisor willcollaborate with public and private sector partners to identifygaps in service delivery and develop systems that improve accessand quality of services. The position is dependent on the award ofa donor funded program.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesEnsuretechnical quality of appropriate project activities and integrationof gender-transformative and adolescent-responsivestrategies.Ensureprogram activities align with the latest approaches, evidence andthinking around adolescent healthprogramming.Overseeservice linkages with the public and privatesector.Work withhealth care providers, local authorities, community members,adolescents and other key stakeholders to identify clinical,community-based service delivery issues that impede access to careand uptake of services.Applyapproaches to ensure the design and implementation of services isresponsive to the needs ofadolescents.Lead theformulation of innovative approaches for scale up ofadolescent-responsive FP/RHservices.Developand/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, jobaids, and curricula, supervisory systems needed for implementationof the Project to meet the needs of USAID and the Government ofNepal.Providementoring and capacity building at the individual andorganizational level.Providetechnical assistance for conducting site assessments andstrengthening referral systems, in-service and/or pre-serviceeducation, mentorship and supportivesupervision.Coordinateservice delivery, and service quality advocacy, linkages withdemand generation, and policy support, across project sites asrequired.Activelyparticipate in relevant technical advisory/working groups andprofessional forums representing theproject.Identify andimplement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies toaddress adolescent FP/RH service deliverygaps.Identifytraining needs for clinical and community healthcare providers andassist in the design and implementation of measures to addressthose needs.Work closelywith the Chief of Party on setting project priorities anddirections and responding to requests for support from localcounterparts.Support theM&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results toinform adjustments in projectimplementation.Documentsuccesses, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as wellas reports of project activities and results for the project anddonor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and otherreporting requirements asrequested.Work with theM&E team to Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, andarticles for journals andconferences.Maintainexcellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders anddevelop rapid responses.Provideservice delivery technical guidance on the development the projectstrategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in closecollaboration with projectleadership. Program Officer II Social mediaClassified Title: Sr.Program OfficerWorking Title: Technical Advisor, Service Delivery​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MFStarting Salary Range:$70,805 – $97,435;Commensurate with experienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:30a -5:00p/ 37. 5 hrsper wk/ Including occasional evening and wkns hrsExempt Status: ExemptLocation:98-MD:Non USDepartment name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCPPersonnel area: School of Public HealthThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf MD – OtherLocation More searches like this Twittercenter_img Salary Not Specified Save Public Safety Officer Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Minimum Qualifications(Required)Master’s degree (M.A., MHS, MPH)required.Five (5) years related experiencerequired.Additional relevant experience and/or training maysubstitute for some education.PreferredQualificationsInternational experiencepreferred.Foreign language abilitiespreferred.Leadership and management expertisepreferred.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesDeepunderstanding and experience in developing and implementingReproductive Health/Family planning Service strengthening programsrequired with the ability to apply understanding and experience forAdolescent Sexual and ReproductiveHealth.Ten years(preferred) related experience in clinical or community-basedservice delivery strengthening related to Family Planning,Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) or relatedexperience required.Demonstratedexperience strengthening adolescent-responsive FP/RH servicedelivery at the federal, province or municipal levels in clinics,schools or communities.Experience inmulti-stakeholder facilitation and collaboration, includinggovernment and donors, and in particular ability to navigate,collaborate with, and leverage systems within the public, NGO andprivate sectors.Experienceengaging and/or working with the GON and its partners isessential.Ability toensure adherence to applicable donor rules and regulations andlocal in-country laws. Ability to travel withinNepal.Experiencewith the Nepal health systempreferred.Language SkillsExcellentoral and written communication skills, able to communicate andconduct meetings and presentations in both English andNepali.Computer SkillsMS Word,Excel, MS PowerPoint, other standardsoftware. Similar jobs Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Public Safety Officer Computer Services & Information Technology Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States Notre Dame of Maryland University Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Save Program Officer II Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

Hemp Bill Heading To Governor’s Desk

first_imgPrint Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare By Andrew LongstrethTheStatehouseFile.comLegislation that would increase hemp production in Indiana is on the way to Gov. Eric Holcomb for his decision on whether to sign it into law.The measure cleared its final legislative hurdles Wednesday, passing the Senate 39-9 and the House 94-3.Hemp is a strain that comes from the cannabis sativa plant, the same plant that produces cannabis. The main difference between hemp and cannabis is that hemp contains a lower amount of THC, the chemical responsible for producing a “high” feeling. Hemp also is used for multiple industrial purposes.Senate Bill 516, authored by Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, would keep CBD oil legal within Indiana, but all other variants would be illegal. In addition, anyone growing hemp without a license can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor and can be charged with a civil penalty of up $10,000.The bill also establishes the Indiana Hemp Advisory Committee to advise the governor’s administration on the state’s hemp laws. The committee will be made up of members of the hemp industry as well as regulators and will be dissolved after two years.“This is a bill we simply have to pass for Hoosier farmers,” Head said. “It will help them and help our economy.”Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington, noted this will open markets for Indiana farmers.“This bill is a big deal for farmers in the state,” said Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington. “This will keep that money in Indiana, allow it to circulate.”One of the nine votes against the bill in the Senate came from Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, who said the bill does not do enough to fully regulate hemp within the state.“My no vote is not because I don’t want this bill to go forward,” she said. “I’m also convinced this bill does not yet do the job that we need to do. “Tallian has been an advocate for cannabis reform in Indiana for years and has authored bills related to marijuana since 2011. She was not the only cannabis reform advocate who chose to vote no on SB 516. Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, was one of three ‘no’ votes in the House, saying it would make legal businesses illegal and force them to close their doors.“I want to know why we would be criminalizing a federally legal product,” said Lucas. “We are criminalizing a federally legal product. I think we’re at a place right now, we’re putting politics above policy.”Rep. Dave Heine, R-New Haven, disagreed, saying that producing hemp would help farmers and the state economy.“This is a farm bill; this is an agricultural bill,” said Heine.  “If we don’t pass this, we are really hurting our farmers in the state of Indiana, and we are the Garden of Eden to raise hemp.”FOOTNOTE: Andrew Longstreth is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. Hemp Bill Heading To Governor’s DeskApril 27, 2019, last_img read more

Rumours are revived over sale of Hovis

first_imgPremier Foods has been in discussions with a host of private equity groups regarding the potential sale of a stake in its bread business Hovis, it has been reported.According to Sky News, Gavin Darby, chief executive of Premier Foods, is understood to have asked Ondra Partners, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, to lead the search for an outside investor.Options are believed to include spinning out the bread business as an entirely separate company.In October 2012, it was reported that Hovis was being positioned for sale, with investment bank Goldman Sachs brought in to seek out buyers, however Premier Foods would not comment on the rumours.Last week, British Baker reported that sales in Premier’s Bread business were down 1.5% year-on-year, for the three months to 30 September 2013.The drop in sales, which excludes milling and the exit of a ‘high cost to serve’ contract in April 2013, “reflected a slower start to the quarter as a result of the hotter July weather”.Premier Foods declined to comment on the reports.last_img read more