A campaigner keen to save the mature trees on the proposed site of a new supermarket says residents have missed "a golden opportunity to stand up to a big chain".Aldi earlier announced that it had re-submitted its original planning application for a store on the existing Co-op site in Park Street, just a month after planners rejected it.The German firm said its decision to try again - and maintain the controversial felling of 10 mature trees - came after it was "inundated" with emails and calls from disappointed members of the public.Now, tree campaigner Imogen Jenkins has slammed residents for reacting in such a way, claiming they’ve fallen at the first hurdle.In a letter to KentOnline, she wrote: “The campaign and resulting refusal of planning permission for the new Deal Aldi was never to prevent Aldi arriving, it was to negotiate a compromise between a large company and a small town.“And residents of Deal fell at the first hurdle.“The council’s decision … [Read more...] about ‘We missed a golden opportunity’
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To milk producers, cooling is more essential than air conditioning in policymakers’ offices at Capital Hill. Without refrigeration, livestock farmers around Linthipe 1 in Dedza and other remote trading centres sell milk at a loss—before it rots. Linthipe sits just under electricity transmission lines between Dedza Town and Lilongwe City, but has long been excluded from the grid. With a few getting connected lately, many locals are certain that access to energy is key to leaving no one behind. Those who cannot wait to sell their milk before it perishes wonder why do they sell theirs at as low as K500 a litre when their neighbours at Dzaone Wekha Cooperative in the vicinity earn three times for the same quantity. The disparity shows the difference cooling makes to livelihoods of farmers struggling to break the poverty cycle. But Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) seven—ensuring sustainable energy for all—could be the equaliser. The desperation to sell the … [Read more...] about Cooling makes milk business hotter
Joakim Nylund, CEO Exomi Operators have a golden opportunity to capture share of the $20 billion digital identity market, but it requires adoption of the GSMA Mobile Connect technology Providing consumers with Mobile Identity and an easy and safe digital identification procedure will provide network operators the perfect gateway to a plethora of new business opportunities.”— Joakim Nylund, CEO Exomi ESPOO, FINLAND, August 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A massive privacy breach occurred in April 2018 when Cambridge Analytica obtained information belonging to 87 million people because users unwittingly allowed Facebook to share their own and friends’ data with a personality test app. Cambridge Analytica was roasted by the media. But there is a less reported side to data sharing when companies – retailers, travel sites, banks, media and a plethora of apps – invite people to take the oh-so-simple and hassle-free step of logging into their application or … [Read more...] about Ditch Social Login for Mobile Login, $20 Billion Opportunity for Network Operators
Officials of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI), the oldest business institution in the country, urged Charter change advocates to stop pushing for federalism to avoid the possible fragmentation of the country into independent dynasties. “With many islands already separating the country, federalism will add political and economic, as well as geographic physical separation dismembering the country and creating independent dynasties,” Jose Luis Yulo Jr., president of CCPI, said. The draft federal constitution crafted by the Constitutional Commission (Concom) and submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 9 seeks to establish 18 federated regions that will be headed by a regional legislature, executive and judiciary. Every federated region will also have a regional governor and a regional vice governor.“Such situation will eventually cause the breakup of the Philippines into smaller separate homelands,” Yulo warned. He said it would be … [Read more...] about Business execs air warning on federalism
Ask any of the government ministers, business owners, residents or hoteliers who saw Hurricane Irma and/or Maria wreck life as they knew it in September 2017 if they expected that level of devastation and I am confident the answer will be no. The approaching British Exit of the European Union (Brexit) should be seen in the same way. You don’t know what to expect. No decision has been taken on whether there will be a two-year grace period for both sides to work out the details of a new arrangement. That decision should be known by October 2018. Any change from the current union will affect how you do business with customers in Britain and Europe and also your supply chain and cash flow. If you have not already begun to prepare, it is time to call your team together to discuss worst-case scenarios and to map out your business continuity plan. Scenario one April 1, 2019, you need to ship products to a company in Germany but can no longer use England as your transshipment point … [Read more...] about Is your Caribbean-based business ready for Brexit?