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Swiss government opposes responsible business initiative campaign

ZURICH, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s government urged voters on Tuesday to reject a plan to hold Swiss-based companies responsible by law for human rights and environmental abuses abroad, saying the campaign by activists went too far.

Proponents of the “responsible business initiative” want Swiss companies to apply mandatory due diligence to identify risks to people and the environment in all their business, even involving suppliers abroad, and let victims seek redress in Switzerland.

The public will vote on the initiative in a referendum on Nov. 29 under the country’s system of direct democracy.

Switzerland is home to a number of multinationals, from Nestle to commodities trading house Glencore. Many businesses reject the proposed changes saying they would lead to a flood of legal cases.

“The government too wants better protection of human rights and the environment. But for the government, this initiative is the wrong path,” the justice ministry

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Camarillo business drives funding of cannabis initiative, stands to benefit

The political committee backing an initiative for commercial production of marijuana in Ventura County has spent nearly $1.5 million and raised nearly all its campaign funding from a business that stands to benefit.



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More than 99% of the $1.7 million raised came from Glass Investments Projects, Inc., according to public documents filed by Ventura County Citizens for Responsible Cannabis Cultivation, the committee promoting Measure O on the November ballot.

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The business would like to see its patented climate-control technology implemented in the greenhouses where the marijuana would be grown, said Jeanette Lombardo, CEO of Glass Investments Projects.

“This is simply a business investment,” said the executive at the patent management company in Camarillo. 

Election 2020: Two candidates running for Camarillo City Council in District 4

The company would make money from sales and consulting on use of the technology, she said. 

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A new report indicates that increased cannabis and hemp production could help to save bee species on the brink.

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The political committee backing an initiative for commercial production of marijuana in Ventura County has spent nearly $1.5 million and raised nearly all its campaign funding from a business that stands to benefit.

More than 99% of the $1.7 million raised came from Glass Investments Projects, Inc., according to public documents filed by Ventura County Citizens for Responsible Cannabis Cultivation, the committee promoting Measure O on the November ballot.

The business would like to see its patented climate-control technology implemented in the greenhouses where the marijuana would be grown, said Jeanette Lombardo, CEO of Glass Investments Projects.

“This is simply a business investment,” said the executive at the patent management company in Camarillo. 

Election 2020: Two candidates running for Camarillo City Council in District 4

The company would make

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WhatsApp launches new High Street initiative to help small businesses | City & Business | Finance

The world’s biggest private messaging service has created the UK’s first ‘WhatsApp High Street’ – allowing small and medium-sized companies to connect easily with their customers. Businesses taking part can now communicate on issues like social distancing in small premises, new opening hours, stock issues, table reservations or reduced menus. Twelve firms on Market Street, in Watford, Herts., have joined the pilot programme, with experts from WhatsApp training them to use its free-to-download Business app as a shopfront for their products and services.

Among those taking part is Underground Tattoo, a local tattoo parlour which also offers piercings.

Jamie, from Underground Tattoo, said: “Getting a tattoo or piercing is a really personal experience.

“Customers like to talk it through and build up a rapport with the artist or body piercer So setting Underground Tattoo up on WhatsApp Business is a no brainer.

“It means we can continue to build relationships

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The United States Air Force (USAF) Awards $62M Contract to One Network Enterprises for Its Item Master Logistics Capability Initiative (IMLCI)

DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — One Network Enterprises, a global provider of multi-party business networks for autonomous supply chain management, today announced that it has been awarded a $61.9 million contract from the USAF for its Item Master Logistics Capability Initiative (IMLCI). The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract enables One Network and its partner, Alion Science and Technology Corporation, to support the Air Force Material Command’s logistics initiatives. The award is the result of a competitive acquisition process by the USAF.  

The contract provides for commercial off-the-shelf software licenses and related technical support services. Work will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be completed September 2025. The first objective for the new project will establish a full Item Master Catalog and Parts Provisioning capability across the USAF, and enable Item of Supply access (such as a National Stock Number (NSN))

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Fugitive Carlos Ghosn Launches Business Initiative In Lebanon As Trial Starts In Japan

You can’t make this stuff up. The saga of fugitive Carlos Ghosn has just taken another turn. On the same day as the former Nissan CEO was appearing in public in Beirut for the first time since his January press conference to unveil a new business initiative for crisis-hit Lebanon, a Nissan employee was testifying in Tokyo that he helped former Nissan executive and defendant Greg Kelly find ways to pay Ghosn without fully disclosing his compensation. A close aide of Ghosn, Kelly was arrested at the same time as his boss in late 2018.

Now at face value, these two events do not appear to be connected. But when speaking of Ghosn, the man who found a way to beat Japan’s security measures and flee the country in a private jet, nothing is ever certain.

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National Math and Science Initiative Appoints First Chief Development Officer | News

DALLAS, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Math and Science Initiative has named veteran fundraiser Laure O’Neal as its first chief development officer, charging her and a restructured fundraising team with diversifying the organization’s funding sources.

NMSI was founded in 2007 with generous support from the ExxonMobil Foundation, Texas Instruments Foundation and other corporate and philanthropic organizations. It continues to receive financial support from those and other organizations and is expanding its fundraising to more quickly reach additional students, teachers and school systems across the country.

“Laure brings two decades of experience in connecting corporate, foundation and individual givers with academic institutions and other organizations that support individuals and communities,” said NMSI CEO Bernard A. Harris, Jr. “I’m excited about the energy and expertise Laure brings to secure new support to reach more communities with our programs.”

NMSI started a transition in 2018 from primarily in-person supports and

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Transamerica Announces New Small Business Initiative to Support Retirement Plan Participants, Sponsors and Third Party Administrators

BALTIMORE, Sept. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Transamerica today announces a new retirement plan initiative for small business employees, employers, and third party administrators, to help them better navigate the challenges that today’s economy poses for retirement savers.

Small businesses have been tested by the economic effects of the pandemic. According to a recent survey by the NFIB Research Center, more than half of small businesses believe it will be sometime in 2021 before the U.S. small business climate returns to normal.

“We understand that many small businesses have been especially hard hit by the pandemic and resulting economic conditions,” said Kent Callahan, Chief Executive Officer for Transamerica’s Workplace Solutions division. “Transamerica has the tools to help small businesses and their employees manage their retirement goals, and we are taking action today to help these employers and their employees better navigate investing in uncertain times.”

“We have been hearing

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IWL Consulting Begins New Client Induction Initiative

IWL Consulting have recently began a new initiative to attract new investors to the company. Our successes over the past years have allowed us to expand our operational infrastructure and prospect for new clients to join our current crop of investors.

We have decided to re-implement last year’s record-breaking client induction initiative due to the massive scale of success achieved during 2019’s program. The three-month period saw 187 new clients added to our client register, the largest influx of new clients since our humble beginnings.

Additionally, we would also like to announce that our ‘Client Wins’ percentage has increased to 89.64% for the half-year ending 30th June 2020. The ‘Client Wins’ percentage is indicative of private investors who have achieved a growth minimum of 33%* across the value of their accounts since 1st January 2020.

(* This win percentage does not take into consideration clients’ investments which are not held

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Queens-based beekeeper talks growing honey business from his rooftop and participation in local initiative to help the bees

What started as hobby ended up being a huge career move for a Queens-based beekeeper.

Nick Hoefly started beekeeping in 2015 after he and a friend decided to each get a hive of their own.

“My wife and I had just bought a house and we were lucky enough to have an outside space,” said Hoefly. “I had been talking with a friend of mine and we were kicking ideas back and forth on what we should do. Considering that I had a nice flat rooftop. we got talking about using that space and I started coming across rooftop hives and that peaked both of our interests. We both got hives that year and we put them on my roof. It was a blast taking care of the bees.”

When it comes

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