By Alex Lennane 22/02/2021 Nestlé veteran Lorenzo Stoll (pictured) is set to become head of Swiss WorldCargo after Ashwin Bhat moves to Lufthansa Cargo as chief commercial officer next month.Mr Stoll, currently head of western Switzerland, moves up on 1 April after being at for Swiss WorldCargo for more than seven years. However, the majority of his career was at Nestlé, where was commercial director and global customer director for Nestlé Waters.Chief financial officer Markus Binkert added: “I am really pleased that in Lorenzo Stoll we have appointed such a skilled and seasoned expert from our own ranks.“Lorenzo has been instrumental in ensuring our success in Geneva and our positioning as a premium carrier. I’m convinced that, with his wide experience in the commercial, the consumer goods and the aviation fields, he will be just as effective in further developing our air cargo division. And I wish him every success and satisfaction in his new capacity.”The search for Mr Stoll’s successor to oversee Swiss’s key Geneva market is under way, said the carrier.
Pocket Similar Stories Deadline: 1 November 2014Open to: Female postdoctoral social scientists from a developing nationFellowship: $4,500/month stipend, housing, office space on the SAR campus, travel, shipping, and library resource funds, health insurance, and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitioners.DescriptionOne, six, or nine-month fellowship is available for a female postdoctoral social scientist from a developing nation whose work addresses women’s economic and social well-being in her nation.The goal of the Campbell Fellowship program is threefold:to advance the scholarly careers of women social scientists from the developing world;to support research that identifies causes of gender inequity in the developing world; andto support research that promotes women’s economic and social well-being.FellowshipThe Campbell Fellow receives a $4,500/month stipend and housing and office space on the SAR campus, travel, shipping, and library resource funds; health insurance; and the support of a mentoring committee of established scholar-practitioners.Eligibility Applicants must be nationals of developing countries that are currently eligible to borrow from the World Bank;Applicants should be pursuing research in one of the social sciences: anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, psychology, social work, or sociology, or in an interdisciplinary field that incorporates two or more of these disciplines;Projects must have applications for promoting well-being amongst women and their communities;Applicants must demonstrate their fluency in English.ApplicationApplication deadline is 1 November 2014.Register in an online application system and read the application guidelines HERE.For more information visit the official website HERE. ← Participate at the Summit for Young Entrepreneurs in Berlin! EAEA Grundtvig Award 2014 for Adult Learning → Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners Tweet +1 LinkedIn 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Campbell Fellowship for Female Social Scientist from Developing Nations Share 0 Reddit July 7, 2014 Published by tatjana
Finance and Policy TAGSParis AgreementWHOWorld Health Organisation Previous articlePOWERGEN shines the spotlight on women in powerNext articleKenya rolls-out roadmap to achieve universal electricity access by 2022 Guest ContributorThe views expressed in this article by the author are not necessarily those of the publishers and/or association partners. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the publisher and editors cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate information supplied and/or published. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector AfDB $2.1m grant will aid Mauritania to advance climate risk management solutions. A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found that by meeting the targets set at the Paris Agreement, millions of lives will be saved.The report, launched today at the United Nations COP24, outlines key recommendations for policymakers.Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, said: “The true cost of climate change is felt in our hospitals and in our lungs. The health burden of polluting energy sources is now so high, that moving to cleaner and more sustainable choices for energy supply, transport and food systems effectively pays for itself. When health is taken into account, climate change mitigation is an opportunity, not a cost.”According to WHO, 7 million deaths occur each year due to air pollution worldwide, costing approximately $ 5.11 trillion in global welfare losses. In the 15 countries that emit the most greenhouse gas emissions, the health impacts of air pollution are estimated to cost more than 4% of their GDP. In comparison, actions to meet the Paris Agreement would cost around 1% of global GDP.Human activities are also destabilising the Earth’s climate which correlates directly with poor health. Fossil fuel combustion serves as the primary driver of climate change and is a major contributor to air pollution.Transitioning to low carbon energy sources will improve air quality and provide immediate health benefits. For example, active transport options such as cycling can prevent diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.WHO reports that despite efforts to protect lives from the impact of climate change more needs to be done. Currently, only 0.5% of multilateral climate funds for climate change adaptation have been allocated to health projects.Dr Joy St John, Assistant Director-General for Climate and Other Determinants of Health commented: “We now have a clear understanding of what needs to be done to protect health from climate change – from more resilient and sustainable healthcare facilities to improved warning systems for extreme weather and infectious disease outbreaks. But the lack of investment is leaving the most vulnerable behind.” Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS
For days I have been thinking and introspecting to write something for my blog .. but could not really think of or should I say I was not putting my mind on to it. Our mind is such a prankster that it can very easily wander to various directions till the time we control it …We’ve all been there. You’re slouched in a meeting or a classroom, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has long since wandered off, churning out lists of all the things you need to do—or that you could be doing if only you weren’t stuck here… suddenly you realize everyone is looking your way expectantly, waiting for an answer. But you’re staring blankly, grasping at straws to make a semi-coherent response. The curse of the wandering mind!How often are you really, entirely immersed in the current moment and letting your mind take a rest from overthinking? Or are you worrying about the past, anxious about the future, or involved in a fantasy world?Often we can find ourselves re-running a conversation we had earlier today, last week or even last year. “Why did he say that? What a fool I made of myself! She must think I’m an idiot!”We spin our wheels, knowing in our gut that analysis can lead to paralysis, but still unable to stop our whirling thoughts. So how can we combat this wandering and overthinking? I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially they are unproductive, self-abusive and just a general waste of energy.You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your power back? Isn’t it time to take control?You can write out or pre-plan your counter thoughts or affirmation so you can be ready. This is the first squatter you should evict, forcefully,Put things into perspective. Will this situation you’re turning over in your mind matter in five years? Or are you blowing things out of proportion?Know your body rhythm & schedule your activities accordingly. Some of us are morning larks, while others are night owls. Which are you? When do you tend to be at your best physically, emotionally, mentally? If you focus best in the morning, try to use this time to tackle challenging projects that might seem overwhelming later in the day. If you’re at the top of your game in the evening, plan to take on important conversations or assignments at this time, when you’re most likely to be effective. One advantage of completing matters in the morning is that you can then go about the rest of your day with a sense of accomplishment (or relief).Surrender the need to be perfect or omnipotent. There is no magical finish line which you will cross where you are “done” and have nothing more to learn. We are not meant to be perfect. We are continually growing and changing. We never know all of the facts – instead, we do the best we can with the information at hand. Just do your best each day, then let the matter go.Accept that you cannot change the past. Maybe things didn’t turn out the way you wanted them to, or maybe you made a mistake – extract what possible lesson you can learn from the experience, then move on. Don’t let your past crowd out the present in your mind.Do only one thing at a time. Multi-tasking can contribute to the flurry in our minds. Sitting and being mindful is not always possible. However, you can practice putting all of your attention on just one thing. This in itself would probably be a significant change, as most of us usually do several things at one time. How often have you simultaneously been on the phone while also racing down the freeway, preparing a meal, or surfing the Web? It’s impossible to focus 100% on one thing when you’re juggling various activities at the same time. Instead, you end up dividing your attention between multiple items, and this can result in information overload, which is a recipe for anxiety (& overthinking).Acknowledge the problem, but focus more on the solution. Consider, “What is the best thing that can happen?”, rather than worrying about what might go wrongPractice mindfulness it alleviates stress, it works as an antidote for mind-wandering and the negative effects that losing concentration may have on youSo when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.“For him who has no concentration, there is no tranquillity.”– Bhagavad Gita
The rich and the powerful seem happy to be contracting itDisgusting media portraying them and glorifying itWorthless rest horrified and scared to death of itUnmindful businesses are busy making money out of it A gift from China to the rest of the WorldBiological weapon say some of themNature trying hard to create mayhemHuman surviving no matter what may come CORONAIn the 80’s and 90’s we wore BATA and CORONA to schoolOver time former survived while the later went down the poolOnly to resurface now as COVID 19, a name so coolWith the whole world chanting its name, it sure is making everyone a Fool Single celled entity has shut the world down entirelyBig brother Bacteria stunned and jealous of its notorietySome say there is a cure but there is no conformity Almost everyone is responsible for this catastropheExtremely selfish and running behind a trophyHoping stupidly that money can buy eternity O mighty Corona, whatever said and doneYou can’t rid this world of all evil beingThere were many before you who tried and failedYour descendants in future are yet to set sailHumans as a species will anyway prevail,…..Max
By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewNorth Bergen mayoral hopeful Larry Wainstein won a preliminary injunction yesterday that would allow him and 10 workers to campaign at housing authority buildings on Election Day, but the final outcome remains uncertain as the ruling has already been appealed.“Ordered that from the day Plaintiff provides Defendant with the list of Designated Campaign Workers through May 14, 2019, and only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,” United States District Judge Esther Salas ruled yesterday.Specifically, the order granted Wainstein and 10 campaign workers access to the NBHA buildings located at 5828 Meadowview Ave., 3131 Grand Ave., 6121 Grand Ave. and 6800 Colombia Ave.“Plaintiff has been denied and continues to be denied his First Amendment right to distribute information … Moreover, if plaintiff loses his campaign because of not being able to reach voters in the building, that injury would be one ‘which could not be redressed by legal or an equitable remedy following a trial,’” the ruling says.However, attorney Stephen Edelstein, of Weiner Law Group LLP, has already filed an appeal with the Third Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, claiming that “the NBHA has historically regulated canvassing, politicking and soliciting on its properties.”He further argues that keeping keeping candidates out of the NBHA is essential for controlling the safety, security and well-being of tenants is essential, as well for controlling crime and potential fraud.Edelstein also asserts that the NBHA passed a resolution on March 21st, two days after Wainstein filed the suit, that calls for all people and organizations allowed inside are “content neutral.”” … The NBHA does not allow the posting of political signs or distribution of political literature of any kind in all common areas, offices, or community rooms in any NBHA properties,” the resolution says.The only area where the two sides seem to agree is that political campaigning is allowed on the public property outside of the NBHA buildings.The appellate court has no legal obligation to rule before the May 14th municipal elections, but it is highly likely that they will.On that date, Wainstein squares off with Mayor Nick Sacco in a rematch from 2015. UPDATED: North Bergen Housing Authority, Wainstein in court battle over Election Day campaigning ElectionsNorth Bergen/Guttenberg Previous articleEx-North Bergen official fired after NBC probe files defamation suit against WainsteinNext articleJersey City Council won’t vote on potential pay raises at next week’s meeting John Heinis It is ridiculous to say politicking is not allowed in public residential buildings, when everyone knows these politicians do PLENTY of politicking inside senior buildings. I know this for a fact! Furthermore, it is absolutely your first amendment right to distribute information to residents of any building, because how else are you to reach them? Waiting outside? So it’s one rule for some people and another rule for others? I’m glad someone is fighting for this. This is unheard of in other states. Hudson County commissioners discuss exiting ICE deal, advocates call for no new jail contracts TAGS2019 north bergen municipal electionslarry wainsteinnick sacconorth bergen housing authority SHARE Bayonne RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Heinis – May 2, 2019 8:15 pm 1 Facebook Twitter DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision The Third Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals ruled against the North Bergen Housing Authority on Friday, meaning that Wainstein and 10 campaign workers are allowed inside NHBA buildings between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Election Day, for now. Comments are closed. Community Jersey City POBA elects new president and his leadership team to three-year terms May 3, 2019 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm Roger Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1 COMMENT
Plaxton has launched a side-mounted wheelchair lift option for its 12.8m Panther body on the Volvo B8R chassis as part of its steps to further enhance its range of accessible coaches.The model is part of Plaxton’s PSVAR-compliant range, which captures its whole line-up from the low-height Leopard to the Elite-i interdecker and the Panorama double-decker.Additionally, Plaxton has announced a programme to build stock PSVAR-compliant Leopards. The first will be ready during spring, and 18 are already sold. However, examples will be completed “throughout the year,” says the builder. There is currently strong availability from May onwards.With a side-mounted lift, the 12.8m Leopard is available with PSVAR certification in both 57- and 70-seat layouts. It is also offered with a wide centre door and a lift within the stairs there seating 49.The PSVAR-compliant Panther on B8R chassis comes with either 53 or 59 seats, with or without a toilet respectively. At 12.6m on the B11R underframe, the Panther is available with a front lift.The highest-capacity PSVAR-compliant Plaxton coaches can carry up to 75 passengers in the Elite-i or 90 in the Panorama.Says General Manager Coach Sales Simon Wood: “Building our coaches in Britain gives us flexibility to respond quickly to market demands and tailor specifications to our customers’ requirements.“We offer PSVAR-compliant versions of all of our coach models when built to order, along with a strong programme of accessible Leopard stock ready to go straight into service from the spring.”
MERGER NOTICESCereol/OSAT-OlmuhleA proposal by Cereol Holding BV, which belongs to Eridania Beghin-Say, to buy a 50% stake in oilseed processor Olmuhle GmbH from Austrian holding OSAT was notified under the Merger Regulation (OJ C71,7 March).Sony/Time WarnerThe plans of Sony Digital Radio Europe and Time Warner MCE Holdings to develop a pay-radio business, to be called Music Choice Europe Company, were notified under Articles 85-86of the Treaty of Rome. THE joint venture between Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits et du Tourisme SA and Carlson Companies Inc, under which they will merge their world-wide business travel operations, has been cleared by the Commission. It said that, given the firms’ modest market share and the existence of strong competitors, the deal did not threaten to create or strengthen a dominant position.BT and MCI’s transatlantic phone merger looks set tobe cleared within a short time after the two companies offered the Commission remedies for outstanding competition worries. Concessions made by the companies include assurances that they would not treat rivals unfairly because of their dominant share of transatlantic cable capacity. A second stage investigation into the merger was launched by the Commission at the end of January, giving it four months to determine the precise competition problems posed and decide how they should be remedied.STATE AIDTHE Commission has opened an inquiry into the plans of the French government to recapitalise once again the country’s fifth largest insurance company, Groupe des Assurances Nationales (GAN). The latest capital injection of 3 billion ecu will come on top of a subsidy of 435 million ecu received two years ago. The group was hit, like many of its competitors in France, by a major downturn in the property market and insurance pay-outs in the early Nineties.TRADEEU and US diplomats have launched a joint attack on South Korea’s ‘frugality campaign’, claiming that it is being used to clamp down on the import of foreign goods. EU diplomats at the World Trade Organisation called on South Korea to correct the impression that it has embarked on an anti-import programme. That view has been fed by official statements calling on citizens not to consume foreign goods. Consumption of foreign luxury items has taken off in South Korea since banking reform in 1993 fuelled a consumer boom. Now, however, it faces a balance of payments crisis. EU and US officials say increased administrative harassment of importers by customs and other authorities points to official complicity in the campaign.THE Commission is threatening to drag the US before the World Trade Organisation for allegedly violating international rules on the classification of the origins of textiles. The EU has long complained about American regulations, which sometimes class European finished goods as products from China or India. The US imposes this definition because the cloth is imported from Asia and only bleached, shrunk, dyed or printed in the Union.MINIMUM prices on D-RAM computer chips from Japan and Korea have been imposed with immediate effect by the Commission to aid EU pro-ducers faced with a slump in price levels. EU producers include Siemens, Motorola and Texas Instruments. Minimum rates were suspended 21 months ago after signs of an upturn in the market. THE Commission gave thego-ahead to the take-over of Austria’s second-largest bankby its bigger rival after onlya month of investigation.Bank Austria’s acquisitionof Creditanstalt to form a domestic Austrian banking giant was cleared after assurances aimed at opening up the banking sector were given. The merged bank, which will be more than five times bigger than its nearest Austrian rival, must sell its holding in savings bank GiroCredit and cut its stakes in export finance agency Kontrolbank and municipal financing unit Investkredit. Bank Austria will also have to dilute its dominant position in the construction sector either by selling its stake in market leader Universale or construction group Stuag. The Commission said the deal had raised concerns about the bank’s almost complete dominance of Austria’s sheltered financial sector, particularly in the areas of private banking and securities clearance.TOP British industrialists have written an open letter to complain about the “spread of extreme Euroscepticism” which, they said, was undermining their commercial position in Europe. Led by Colin Marshall, the chairman of British Airways, the writers pointed out that 60% of the UK’s visible trade was with the rest of the EU and more than 2,000 continental European firms invested in the UK. Among the 23 signatories were BT chief executive Peter Bonfield, BAT Industries chief executive Martin Broughton and BP chairman David Simon.
Former Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Jesse W. Markham, an economist whose work focused on price theory and industrial organization, died in his sleep on June 21 in Nashua, N.H., at an assisted-living home. He was 93.By the time he joined the HBS faculty in 1968 from Princeton University, where he had been professor of economics, Markham was a well-known proponent of the “rule of reason” to determine whether a merger should pass muster under federal antitrust laws. “Unlike those who advocated following arbitrary guidelines regarding industry concentration and market share,” he said in a 1993 interview at the School, “I preferred to look at each case on its own merits.”A major study Markham undertook at HBS supported that point of view. Published in 1973, Conglomerate Enterprise and Public Policy was a detailed examination of more than 200 large corporations that had diversified during the merger mania of the 1960s. Although companies such as Textron, Gulf & Western, and International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) were acquiring a mixture of other firms during that decade, Markham found no enhancement of “market power” in any of the diverse industries in which these conglomerates operated.It was the opportunity to deal with these kinds of problems that led Markham to accept Dean George P. Baker’s invitation to teach and do research at Harvard Business School. “I came here because the theories on which public policy was being built in economics didn’t square with the realities of the marketplace,” he once observed. “I wanted to work in an environment where my colleagues, students, and contacts were close to managerial decision making.”Appropriately, Markham’s first classroom assignment at HBS was in the School’s Advanced Management Program (AMP), where he taught a survey of international trade problems and public policies affecting American business. In the M.B.A. program, he offered a second-year elective called “Marketing and Public Policy,” and from 1978 to 1982 he served as head of “Creative Marketing Strategies,” a field study course that put student teams to work on issues facing actual clients.Markham was born in Sharps, Va., on April 16, 1916. He traced his interest in economics to his sophomore year at the University of Richmond, where he won praise from a professor for his work in an introductory class. Encouraged to continue his studies in the field, he opted to major in economics rather than engineering. Excelling in the classroom and on the baseball diamond, he received his bachelor’s degree in 1941 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He began graduate school in economics that fall at Johns Hopkins University.When a fellowship enabled him to spend part of the year doing research in Boston, Markham sat in on some courses offered by the Harvard Economics Department. Although World War II interrupted his education in 1942, his experience in Cambridge made a lasting impression. After three years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, where he saw combat as a gunnery officer on a heavy cruiser, he decided to return to Harvard to resume his academic career. He earned a master’s degree in 1947 and a Ph.D. two years later.Markham’s first faculty appointment was at Vanderbilt University. In 1953, however, as he was about to take a position at Princeton, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) selected him to be its chief economist. “At a time when Congress had passed an act putting arbitrary constraints on corporate mergers,” Markham said, “the Eisenhower administration saw me as a voice in favor of a standard of workable, as opposed to perfect, competition. I could advocate the benefits of letting certain firms work together to foster innovation, which buyers value just as much as temporary price advantages — the traditional yardstick of competitiveness.”Leaving the FTC in 1955, Markham finally took his place at Princeton, where he taught for more than a decade, except for stints as a visiting professor in the Harvard Economics Department and at HBS. Three years after heeding Baker’s call to stay at Harvard permanently in 1968, Markham was named the School’s Charles E. Wilson Professor of Business Administration. He retired from the active faculty in 1982, but went on to teach for two years at Emory University. He was also a member of the Harvard Extension School faculty for many years. “I have always been energized by my work with students,” he explained.Markham authored 12 scholarly books and more than 150 articles. In 1994, Harvard Business School honored him with a Distinguished Service Award. The citation he received read in part: “Honored scholar and master of merger policy, you have been trusted by professors and presidents to analyze the pros and cons of corporate combinations. … Your love of teaching has been legend, your admirers legion, and your publishing prolific. Never a retiring sort, you have been a rich resource to all of Harvard, a steady guide in the constant search for VERITAS.”Markham is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Penelope Anton; three children, Elizabeth (Betsy) McLean of Merrimack, N.H., John James Emmanuel II of Boston, and Jesse William Jr. of San Francisco; a niece, Penny Boling of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Small Business Administration WebinarsThe SBA Vermont District Office is hosting a free daily webinar(link is external) at 9:00am Monday to Friday to discuss Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness and other changes. They are also hosting a free webinar(link is external) at 9:00am Tuesdays and Thursdays to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance, and pertinent updates. EIDL Program Reopened for Small Businesses and NonprofitsThe US Small Businesses Administration has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal(link is external) to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. The EIDL program offers long-term, low interest loans for small businesses and nonprofits that can be used to cover payroll and inventory, pay debt, or fund other expenses. The EIDL Advance program will provide up to $10,000 of emergency economic relief grants to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties. PPP Deadline NearingThe Paycheck Protection Program(link is external) provides small businesses with funds for payroll costs and is taking applications until June 30th. More than $100 billion in PPP funds are still available. Small businesses can use funds for up to 24 weeks and have the option of extending the life of the loan from two years to five. SBA will forgive loans if funds are used as intended. Business ImpactACCD wants to hear from all Vermont businesses impacted by the response to the COVID-19 virus. Please share these impacts via the ACCD Business Impact Form(link is external), which will help us assess the full impact as we work toward solutions. State Parks Opening Friday, June 26thAgency of Commerce & Community Development All of Vermont’s state parks will be open for public use(link is external) effective June 26th. Mandatory health and safety guidelines will be in effect. Day use activity will be managed to ensure sufficient physical space is available for social distancing, and amenities will be scaled back. State park campgrounds will be limited to tent, RV and lean-to camping; a new and improved web-based reservation system(link is external) is also now available. Capacity and Gathering Size Increases for Hospitality Sector and EventsACCD has updated its Drive-in Operation guidance (Section 5.2)(link is external) to make it clear firework displays and parades can move forward as drive-in viewing events. Sample plans(link is external) from Vermont towns for safe fireworks displays are now available.As a reminder – effective Friday, June 26th – arts, culture, and entertainment venues, as well as restaurants, can expand capacity for events and dining to 50% of approved occupancy size, with new maximum gathering sizes of 75 people for indoor events and 150 people for outdoor events.