Renzo Piano Designs Glass Soho Tower for New York

Posted On Jun 17 2021 by

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Renzo Piano Designs Glass Soho Tower for New York ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© RPBWWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share CopyAbout this officeRenzo Piano Building WorkshopOfficeFollowSLCE ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSkyscrapersNew YorkSLCE ArchitectsUnited StatesPublished on January 11, 2016Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Renzo Piano Designs Glass Soho Tower for New York” 11 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Renzo Piano 在纽约设计的玻璃SOHO是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Renzo Piano Designs Glass Soho Tower for New YorkSave this projectSaveRenzo Piano Designs Glass Soho Tower for New York CopyRenzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has released plans for a 25-story residential tower in New York. Dubbed the “SoHo Tower,” the new skyscraper will be rise on a vacant lot at the western edge of the city’s Soho district between Broome and Watts Street. It will be comprised of 115 apartments, a fitness center, swimming pool and automated parking, grounded by street level commercial units. “The fragmented building massing, detail and materiality reinforce the human scale of this project within the scale of the city,” says the architects. Save this picture!© RPBWRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsAn expected completion date has yet to be announced, however it is known that RPBW will be working with New York-based SLCE Architects on the project. Save this picture!© RPBWSave this picture!© RPBWRPBW’s most recent contribution to the city is the highly acclaimed Whitney Museum of American Art. They also recently unveiled a new 65-story “skinny Shard” for London’s Paddington area. Save this picture!© RPBWArchitectsRenzo Piano Building Workshop, SLCE ArchitectsLocationSoho, New York, NY 10012, USAClientBizzi & Partners DevelopmentPhotographsRPBWLocationSoho, New York, NY 10012, USAPhotographsCourtesy of RPBWProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: The New Vantaankoski Idea CompetitionIdeasStarter Home* No. 1 / OJTSelected Projects Share “COPY” “COPY” United States Apartmentslast_img read more

RSF responds to Morocco’s culture and communication ministry

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img April 28, 2021 Find out more Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF is an international NGO that defends freedom of expression and information and has consultative status with the United Nations. Its mission includes documenting violations of the right to inform worldwide.RSF’s staff and network of local correspondents carefully verify each case before it is reported. With the same discipline and determination to execute its mission properly, RSF has drawn the following issues to the attention of the Moroccan authorities: – The arrest of Hamid El Mahdaoui, the editor of the news website in the Rif city of Al-Hoceima on 20 July and his sentence to three months in prison and a fine of 20,000 dirhams (1,800 euros) for “inviting” people to “participate in a banned demonstration.” RSF reiterates its call for his release. – The six citizen-journalists – Rif24 website editor Mohamed Al Asrihi, Rif24 photographer Jawad Al Sabiry, Araghi web TV presenter Abd Al Ali Haddou, Rif Press photographer Houssein Al Idrissi, AwarTV Facebook page host Fouad Assaidi and reporter Rabiaa Al Ablak – who continue to be held without trial. They were arrested while providing news coverage in the Rif region and, in RSF’s view, they have no place behind bars. – The expulsion of three foreign journalists who were covering the Rif unrest. José Luis Navazo, the Spanish editor of the Correo Diplomático online newsletter, and Spanish freelancer Fernando Sanz were expelled within hours of their arrest in July. Jamal Allilat, a visiting reporter for the Algerian newspaper El Watan, was arrested while covering protests in the Al-Hoceima region in May and was sent back to Algeria. RSF’s views on the forcible expulsion of foreign journalists have not changed. In our opinion, it clearly violates freedom of information. – The criteria used for granting permits and accreditation to foreign journalists. After seeing repeated cases of foreign journalists getting no reply to their requests for permission to do video reporting in Morocco, RSF continues to urge the Moroccan authorities to clarify the accreditation process and to give clear reasons for a refusal, in order to avoid any ambiguity. As regards the culture and communication ministry’s doubts about RSF’s right to defend citizen-journalists, RSF draws the ministry’s attention to the UN Human Rights Committee’s recent interpretation of article 19 (on freedom of expression and opinion) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.In Point 14 of its General Comment No. 34, the committee urges states to “take particular care to encourage an independent and diverse media” and in Point 44 it emphasizes that “journalism is a function shared by a wide range of actors, including (…) bloggers and others who engage in forms of self-publication in print, on the Internet or elsewhere.” With the aim of discussing these various issues further, RSF contacted Mohamed Ghazali, the culture and communication ministry’s secretary-general, on 18 August and requested a meeting with the minister, Mohamed El Aaraj. Pending a response, RSF’s staff pay their respects to the minister and secretary-general.Morocco is ranked 133rd out of 180 countries inRSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The method used to score and rank countries isexplained on the RSF website. News April 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News August 18, 2017 – Updated on August 25, 2017 RSF responds to Morocco’s culture and communication ministry June 8, 2021 Find out more In response to the Moroccan culture and communication ministry’s accusations against Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the press freedom NGO says it stands by the information in its recent press releases about violations of freedom of information in northern Morocco’s Rif region.RSF also urges the culture and communication minister to agree to meet with RSF representatives so that they can present its recommendations on the situation of the media in Morocco. Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Organisation News to go further Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms ImprisonedFreedom of expressionCitizen-journalistsInternet last_img read more

Hollywood Pros Help Hathaway-Sycamores’ Teens Write, Cast, and Film Original Movies

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first_imgCommunity News Hollywood Pros Help Hathaway-Sycamores’ Teens Write, Cast, and Film Original Movies From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 11:07 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ residential campus in Altadena was recently transformed into a Hollywood movie set replete with professional directors, actors, and crew members. The true stars, however, were a dozen teens – all of whom are contending with serious life challenges – who are either in Hathaway-Sycamores’ residential-treatment program or attending the agency’s non-public school. All had participated in a 10-week program called Kids in the Spotlight (KITS) that culminated in actually filming two short movies that the teens had written.KITS is a Burbank-based nonprofit that enables struggling youngsters to express themselves through the art of filmmaking and encourages potential interest in movie-industry careers. KITS’ volunteers have been holding scriptwriting and acting workshops twice weekly – since late February – for the Hathaway-Sycamores’ teens. This training resulted in the production of two short films that will be screened on Nov. 7 at KITS’ annual film festival, “Movies by Kids, for Kids.” The Hathaway-Sycamores’ teens can look forward to celebrity treatment, including being decked out in donated gowns and suits, as well as being driven to the event in stretch limos. To be emceed by Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, the event will feature the presentation of acting, writing, and other awards.On shoot day, Hathaway-Sycamores’ Altadena campus was teeming with silver-screen trappings – lights, cameras, an electrical crew provided by CBS Studios, as well as professional actors and directors. One acting role was assigned to a Hathaway-Sycamores’ teen who excitedly commented, “It was really cool being in a film with professional actors!” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Man dies in Limerick road accident

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first_imgA man in his early twenties has died after his car crashed into a pole in Limerick city early this morning.The single-vehicle accident occurred at about 4.55am on the Corbally Road. The man was taken to Limerick Regional Hospital with serious injuries but died a short time later. Anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information is asked to contact Henry Street Garda station on 061-212400, the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsLocal NewsMan dies in Limerick road accidentBy admin – February 8, 2013 571 Twitter Advertisement Print WhatsAppcenter_img Email Facebook Linkedin Previous articleMunster name side to face EdinburghNext articleResidents oppose siting of Limerick youth centre adminlast_img read more

Storm update: Power returned to 5,000 Donegal homes -1,000 still effected

Posted On May 27 2021 by

first_img As strong winds hit Donegal this afternoon, power cuts and falling debris are increasing across the county.The ESB now says over 5,000 homes in Donegal have had their power returned in the Letterkenny and Ballyraine and  Killybegs areasThe 1,000 effected homes and businesses are in the Glenties, Convoy, Ballyshannon and Gortlee areas.Gardai are urging motorists to be aware of fallen trees and other debris.Meanwhile, the Blaney Bridge over Mulroy Bay has been closed until further notice, while in Derry, the Foyle Bridge has closed to Heavy Goods Vehicles, with a 40mph speed limit for all other vehicles.Offshore islands have been particularly badly affected, speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Arranmore based Priest Fr John Joe Duffy said the conditions are quite bad this afternoon Storm update: Power returned to 5,000 Donegal homes -1,000 still effected By News Highland – September 12, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articlePringle will not support Norris if he seeks to re-enter presidential raceNext articleA lighter take on the storms – Met Eireann u-turns on predictions News Highland center_img Pinterest Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly News Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Determining the spectra of radiation belt electron losses: Fitting DEMETER electron flux observations for typical and storm times

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first_imgThe energy spectra of energetic electron precipitation from the radiation belts are studied in order to improve our understanding of the influence of radiation belt processes. The Detection of Electromagnetic Emissions Transmitted from Earthquake Regions (DEMETER) microsatellite electron flux instrument is comparatively unusual in that it has very high energy resolution (128 channels with 17.9 keV widths in normal survey mode), which lends itself to this type of spectral analysis. Here electron spectra from DEMETER have been analyzed from all six years of its operation, and three fit types (power law, exponential, and kappa-type) have been applied to the precipitating flux observations. We show that the power law fit consistently provides the best representation of the flux and that the kappa-type is rarely valid. We also provide estimated uncertainties in the flux for this instrument as a function of energy. Average power law gradients for nontrapped particles have been determined for geomagnetically nondisturbed periods to get a typical global behavior of the spectra in the inner radiation belt, slot region, and outer radiation belt. Power law spectral gradients in the outer belt are typically −2.5 during quiet periods, changing to a softer spectrum of ∼−3.5 during geomagnetic storms. The inner belt does the opposite, hardening from −4 during quiet times to ∼−3 during storms. Typical outer belt e-folding values are ∼200 keV, dropping to ∼150 keV during geomagnetic storms, while the inner belt e-folding values change from ∼120 keV to >200 keV. Analysis of geomagnetic storm periods show that the precipitating flux enhancements evident from such storms take approximately 13 days to return to normal values for the outer belt and slot region and approximately 10 days for the inner beltlast_img read more

Utah Men’s Basketball To Face San Diego State December 21 At STAPLES Center

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, Utah men’s basketball and San Diego State men’s basketball became part of the 4th annual Basketball Hall of Fame classic.The Utes and Aztecs, longtime conference rivals in both the WAC and Mountain West, will meet December 21 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.This one-day doubleheader will also feature LSU against USC.The Aztecs will be participants in this event for the first time in program history.The series between the Utes and Aztecs dates back to the 1975-76 season with Utah leading the all-time series 54-19.This commemorates the eighth time the programs have met on a neutral court. The Utes lead the series in these games 5-2. June 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball To Face San Diego State December 21 At STAPLES Center Written by Tags: LSU/San Diego State/STAPLES Center/USC/Utah Men’s Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery

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first_imgThe Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’sHospital is one of the largest in the Southeast and providescomprehensive pediatric neurosurgery care for patients throughoutFlorida, the United States, and the world. Our inpatient SurgicalNeuroscience Unit has 28 individual patient rooms. For enhancedcontinuity of care and follow-up, we see patients in our mainfacility and also at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Carelocations in East Lake, Ft. Myers and Tampa. The program partnersclosely with neurology, neuro-oncology, neuropsychology hematologyand radiology.Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is seeking an experienced andBoard certified Neurosurgeon to serve as Chief of the Division.Leadership experience, significant publication history and priorfunding is required. National committee and teaching experience ispreferred. Must be eligible to be licensed in Florida.Medical Degree from accredited institution.Board certification from American Board of Neurological Surgeons,pediatrics preferredPlease send CV and cover letter to Erin Hamilton-Mullin [email protected] Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.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: legal information read more

Big retail thinks global, acts local

Posted On Apr 21 2021 by

first_imgI f the major multiples are to be believed, their attitudes to local sourcing have shifted dramatically over recent years. Gone is the emphasis on size and scale. Gone are the uncomfortable trade-offs between volume and margin. Or so we are told.Certainly, supply of branded products which are distinctive and locally-produced, sometimes to only a handful of stores, is increasingly being encouraged. As Sam Nundy, senior buyer at Tesco’s East of England regional office, puts it: “We’ve looked at the Tesco business model and done the complete opposite. Some of our suppliers’ products go to as few as five stores.”So why turn all these hard-won economies of scale on their head? Most retailers will claim this is what consumers want. “You can ask 10 different people why they buy local products, and you’ll get 10 different answers,” Nundy suggests. Among these reasons, support for the local economy is likely to figure prominently. Road miles and carbon footprint will score highly among the environmentally-aware. There may also be an assumption that the food is fresher or uses fewer preservatives. Overall, concerns over food safety, quality and provenance will probably be on most consumers’ shopping lists.With retailers more often being accused of stifling the local economy, visibly doing the opposite plays well with consumers. They can tap into loyalties and enthusiasms not only among shoppers, but also among this new seam of suppliers, many of them run by families and owners with a hands-on passion for their products.Stuart Easton, director of Riverbank Bakery in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, has been supplying local Tesco stores since January this year. He is pleased that the range supplied now stands at nine different cakes. As he points out, the fact that the regional buyers are from the area and are approachable makes a great difference. According to Nundy, the bakery is currently supplying some 30 stores in and around Norfolk.But not all suppliers are so star-struck by Tesco’s attentions. Some suggest that the retailer’s ’softly, softly’ approach at the outset gradually gives way to a more aggressive attitude to margins, as it pursues its targets. There is a contrast here with Asda, for instance, which is more willing to compromise on margins in order to stock more local products, a handful of suppliers report.Predictably, the various retailers also have different requirements when it comes to ordering and delivery. Riverbank, for instance, supplies through Tesco’s own distribution network. Waitrose, which has forged a strong link between local sourcing and quality in its consumer advertising, emphasises a more direct relationship between suppliers and local branches.However, there is a degree of centralisation in every retailer’s local-sourcing strategy. One supplier in a position to draw comparisons is Sussex-based Battle Bakehouse, which now supplies Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Budgens with locally-branded biscuits. It also has a national contract to supply Sainsbury’s with cakes through 120 stores, recently doubled from 60.Owner Kate Kent says she delivers biscuits directly to eight Waitrose stores, but contact is with national buyers. With Tesco, delivery is to the regional distribution centre (RDC), and contact is with the south-east regional buyer. With Asda and Budgens, supply is via a third-party distributor, but Kent says that the lack of direct contact with retail buyers is a major hindrance to progress here.AW Curtis in Lincoln is among two or three bakers that supply Asda’s regional hub – in its case for distribution to stores around Lincolnshire and Humberside. According to director Neil Curtis, the twice-weekly deliveries span over 10 different products, from local delicacy plum bread to boxed pastries, fruit pies and pork pies. Curtis also supplies Asda with cured and cooked meats.The company is a retailer as well as a wholesaler, with several local shops of its own. But Curtis says: “We are already well-known in the area, and people come to us as well as Asda. The supermarket’s longer opening hours and narrower range mean that we complement rather than compete with each other.”Most retailers now encourage direct contact from smaller, local suppliers with something special to offer. Increasingly, this can be through dedicated pages on their websites, but in many cases, regional food groups and the events they organise have provided a forum for exploring new business relationships.Even Marks & Spencer (M&S), with its uniform image and branding, claims to be going local, although in most cases the products are identified as national (as in Welsh or Irish) rather than local or even regional. Gail Richards, category manager for bakery at M&S, says: “We are more likely to work with a small supplier if we believe there is potential to develop more products or ranges in the future.”== Cunning ploy? ==Eight companies, including Organic Patisserie, Battle Bakehouse and Higgidy Pies – whose sales have doubled since their contract with Sainsbury’s began in February 2007 – first met and presented their wares to category buyers and product developers at regional Supply Something New events. This supplier scout scheme was developed in conjunction with Food from Britain, the food promotion body that is now being wound up by DEFRA. Together, the eight firms totted up £1 million worth of sales within just six months for the retailer. Consumer groups with a sustainability focus suggest this is all nothing more than a cunning ploy on the part of retailers to find new sources of national supply.Some object that these initiatives are, in any case, not about substantial local supply but selective regional sourcing. But for a go-getting company with a premium product to sell, it is the regional perspective of the new breed of buyers that can be a limitation, while retailer flexibility to take products nationally can be a definite advantage. So of Sainsbury’s Supply Something New initiative, Kent at Battle Bakehouse says: “The opportunity to branch out nationally, as we have done with our cakes, will be based on sales. But with Sainsbury’s, we’ve been able to do something we never thought we’d be able to achieve.”Conversely, as she explains, the fact that her cakes are “quite expensive” means they are not appropriate for every store within her local catchment area.So where does this leave genuine local sourcing? “I hope it lasts,” says Kent. “But I doubt whether the supermarkets will invest in it long-term. And in a changing economic climate, where will people’s priorities lie?”—-=== Accreditation: jumping through hoops and doing the SALSA ===When it comes to the standards required by most national retailers and those achieved by many smaller local suppliers, there is often a mismatch not found with the majority of larger food manufacturers.While the latter may comply with British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard, smaller producers are unlikely to have taken this step. And in fact, while the larger retailers welcome this standard, most do not expect it.Last year, the Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) scheme was set up, principally to fill this gap. Co-ordinator Keris Marsden explains: “The BRC Global Standard is relatively expensive and quite bureaucratic for a small, local business.” Importantly, SALSA is recognised by foodservice companies, as well as the majority of retailers, and provides mentoring as well as certification.Tracey Telford, local and regional buyer at Waitrose, says: “We are strong supporters of the SALSA scheme. It’s really good news if a particular supplier has achieved that standard. We also look at other evidence of best practice, from trading standards to environmental health.”Tesco is the one major exception when it comes to retailer recognition of the SALSA scheme. It carries out its own audits, but does not charge for them.One supplier says: “Tesco’s technical standards are higher, so they’ve made it quite difficult for themselves when it comes to bringing in new suppliers.”Neil Curtis, director of AW Curtis in Lincoln, says: “We are slightly bigger than a craft bakery, so we were already at BRC level. Tesco did its own audit, and we looked at the processes involved in meeting their technical standards. It’s still an option, but we’ve left it for now.”[]last_img read more

Speech: PM press statement in South Africa: 28 August 2018

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first_imgThank you, Mr President, for your welcome and thank you for hosting me and my delegates here today. It’s a pleasure to see you again after your very good visit to London in April.This is my first time in South Africa, indeed my first visit to Africa as Prime Minister. I’m delighted to be beginning my trip here with you in Cape Town, where of course Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after walking free from prison, standing with you on the balcony of City Hall 28 years ago.I was honoured today to handover to you and to the people of South Africa the ship’s bell from the SS Mendi, and to commemorate the troops who lost their lives when the ship sank in the English Channel over a century ago, on their way to join the Allied Forces on the Western Front. And we will be forever grateful for their sacrifice in a common cause.The historical links between us are hugely important. But our partnership today should be based on more.The UK and South Africa enjoy a broad and forward-looking relationship, and we have committed today to reinvigorating it for the future.Trade and InvestmentWe want to build on the strong foundation of our economic relationship to ensure the prosperity and security of our people.The UK is one of South Africa’s largest trading partners – with our trade worth over £9 billion last year.And we have agreed that – as the UK prepares to leave the EU – we must think about how to grow that trade in the future.So today, as we’ve just witnessed, we have signed a Joint Statement with South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini to ensure the provisions of the region’s current trade deal with the EU continue after this agreement no longer applies to the United Kingdom.This important step will provide the strong foundations on which we can build a closer trade and investment partnership in the future that brings even greater benefits for both sides.The UK has long been the biggest investor in South Africa, and is the second biggest investor across Africa.And as I said in my speech today, my ambition is for the UK to be the number one G7 investor in Africa by 2022.As we discussed in London, the UK fully supports your drive, Mr President, to attract more investment to South Africa so as to create jobs and economic growth.And I want to see British companies play a central role in helping you achieve your ambitions, helping create and sustain high quality jobs for the people of both our countries.I’m sure this is something we will discuss further at our investment roundtable this afternoon with some of the British firms who are travelling with me this week.Science and InnovationThe UK’s plan for jobs and growth is set out in our modern industrial strategy. That strategy has science, research and innovation at its heart and these themes are also a central part of our bilateral partnership.Our world-class academics and researchers are collaborating at the cutting edge of scientific discovery to help solve shared problems, save lives, and shape a better world for our people.We are partnering with you to train the next generation of South African scientists, and we will make more scholarships available for the brightest and best African students at world-class British universities – to support the continent’s talented future leaders and decision-makers as they develop their skills and careers.Shared securityI look forward to discussing international issues with the President over lunch – in particular how we can work together to uphold the rules based international order as South Africa prepares to join the UN Security Council next yearSo thank you again, Mr President, for the warm welcome you have given me today and for the productive discussions we’ve had.We want to be South Africa’s partner as we deliver the better lives that our citizens aspire to and deserve. I look forward to continuing to work with you in the years ahead to deepen our friendship and to achieve our shared ambitions.last_img read more