New members of the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board have been announced with longstanding chair Jenny Black reappointed by the Minister of Health. The board is made up of seven elected members and four members appointed by Health Minister David Clark. "Jenny Black has provided strong leadership for Nelson Marlborough DHB – and her re-election to the board shows she has the backing of her community," Clark said in a statement on Saturday. It is Black's fourth term on the board and third term she has been appointed as chair. READ MORE:Nelson Marlborough Health more than $11m behind budgetCommunity not engaged with Nelson Marlborough District Health Board voteRetired surgeons join Nelson Marlborough DHB Other board members appointed by Clark include incumbents Craig Dennis, in the role of deputy chair and Dawn McConnell alongside new members Olivia Hall and Jill Kersey. The new members, who will start on … [Read more...] about Longstanding DHB chair Jenny Black reappointed
Darren and Julia Quenault took their first delivery of non-organic cattle feed a few weeks ago. After nine years of organic dairy farming, they decided to convert back to conventional, and give up their organic status, at the end of last year. The reason was simple. “Cattle feed costs were excruciatingly expensive and we just couldn’t absorb them,” says Julia. “We’re saving £1,800 a month. We couldn’t have continued, we would have had to put up prices significantly, and we didn’t feel we could burden consumers with an extra 12% on the price of milk.” The Quenaults are not alone. Even as demand for organic food remains high, the farmers producing it are falling by the wayside. And the results of their transition might cause anyone else considering it to think hard. Since they made the switch almost eight weeks ago, sales of the milk, cheese, cream and ice cream produced by the couple, their 60 Jersey cows and 10 staff (including their … [Read more...] about Why are organic farmers across Britain giving up?
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach - 9 December 2019 - Twenty outstanding Philippines' entrepreneurs and organisations were honored at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 or APEA, led by Megawide Construction Corporation's Chairman and CEO, Mr. Edgar Saavedra and Robinsons Land Corporation's President and CEO, Mr. Frederick D. Go. An initiative by Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization for entrepreneurship in Asia, APEA is the largest regional recognition program, with over 3,000 nominations received each year, and less than one tenth of that receiving the awards in all 14 markets. With the theme of 'Promoting Inclusive Economic Development Through Sustainable Entrepreneurship', over 300 attendees were present at the by-invitation only event, comprising of industry leaders and dignitaries. Leading the list of winners includes Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. who received the award under Corporate … [Read more...] about Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. Honored at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019
Portsmouth have entered a 70-day exclusivity agreement with the American businessman Michael Eisner and his Tornante Group as the League Two promotion hopefuls look set to be sold. Talks with the billionaire former Walt Disney chairman were confirmed by Pompey, who have been fan-owned since 2013, and a period of due diligence will begin. A statement carried out in a Q&A format on Portsmouth’s website said: “The board and Mr Eisner will look to negotiate the terms of what would effectively be the best and final offer they wish to make for the club; at which point we will advise all shareholders – both presidents and those with the PST [Pompey Supporters’ Trust] – on the terms of the offer. Shareholders will then be asked by the club and the PST to vote to either accept or reject the offer.” Trevor Birch, former administrator for the club, will advise Pompey during the process and liaise with all stakeholders. The statement ended: “As all our … [Read more...] about Portsmouth in takeover talks with billionaire former Walt Disney chairman
REMAINER candidates have been long telling Brits in marginal seats to vote strategically for Labour or the Lib Dems to boot the Tories out. But tactical voting for Labour in seats Boris needs to win can help deliver Brexit so Britain can finally move on. Every Conservative MP has promised to vote through Boris Johnson's Brexit deal and deliver on the EU referendum, but votes for Labour or the Brexit Party candidates in constituencies the Conservatives could win could kill the chance of getting a pro-Brexit MP into Parliament and put a Remainer in instead. The Brexit Party has been trailing in the polls for weeks and was forecast to pick up only 3 per cent of the vote in the YouGov MRP poll released in The Times last week. While last week's YouGov poll predicted a stonking win for the Conservatives with 359 seats, more recent polls show Jeremy Corbyn closing the gap between the two parties. Here are 100 Labour seats where Labour Leavers can back the Conservatives to get Brexit done.1. … [Read more...] about 100 Labour seats where Leavers can tactically back the Conservatives to get Brexit done