FAO Morocco 13th in Global Fish Production

Rabat – The latest report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations shows that the global capture of fish is in decline. The world caught 90.9 million tons of fish in 2016, down from 92.7 million tons in 2015. Total global fisheries and aquaculture production reached 170.9 million tonnes in 2016, with aquaculture representing 47 percent of that total.The total incomes of fisheries and aquaculture production in 2016 was estimated at USD 362 billion, of which USD 232 billion was from aquaculture production. In 2016, human consumption from fish jumped to 20.3kg per capita in comparison to 10kg in the 1960s. This development is mainly due to the aquaculture growth.The report ranked China as the leader of major fish producing countries, with 15.2 million tonnes of fish in 2016. Indonesia follows, with 6.1 million tonnes. The United States of America and Russian Federation are ranked 3rd and 4th, with a production amount estimated at 4.9 million tonnes and 4.5 million tonnes, respectively.Morocco is 13th globally and first in Africa, with 1.4 million tonnes of fish production, showing an industry growth of 6 percent over the past two years.Over the past two years, China and Morocco were the largest exporters of octopus. Japan, the United States and Mediterranean European countries like Spain and Italy are the most important consumer markets. In aquaculture, China is the top produce. In 2016, China farmed 49.2 million tons of fish. India comes in second, with 5.7 million tons.  Morocco’s fish production depends almost entirely on fisheries; it produced only 1000 tons of aquaculture fish in 2016. Egypt’s aquaculture production is the top in Africa, with 1.4 million tons in 2016. Both Morocco and Egypt are expected to double aquaculture production by 2030.Risks and ChallengesHowever, the fisheries and aquaculture sector is facing some challenges, including the need to reduce the amount of fish stocks fished beyond biological sustainability.Moreover, with the emergence of new technologies in fisheries sector, the opportunities for improved fishing practices have multiplied. They can be used to select and target species, as well as reduce the loss of fishing gear. They make it possible to collect more information and use it more efficiently and effectively, increasing the predicted capacity.For some fishers and aquaculture farmers, new technologies have also created obstacles for them, due to their high price point.However, if abused, new technologies can also facilitate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing or can increase fishing power in general, and thus, the overexploitation of resources.To ensure the appropriate use of these new technologies, an effective management is in place to enhance the sector and improve the sustainability of fisheries.Climate change and marine pollution is another challenge that is negatively impacting the fishery sector. Many marine species are moving towards the poles, away from the rising heat at the equator, and into deeper water. An increase of fish density at higher latitudes causes a decrease in fish richness in tropical regions and lack of fish in inland waters. read more

Ethics watchdog says he was denied access to evidence in SNCLavalin affair

OTTAWA — Canada’s ethics watchdog says he was hampered in his investigation of the SNC-Lavalin affair by a decision of senior government officials to withhold information relevant to the case.In a scathing rebuke near the beginning of his 63-page report, released Wednesday morning, ethics commissioner Mario Dion detailed how he fought to access confidential information related to the affair, but was denied by the Privy Council Office — one of the offices involved in the scandal he was investigating.“Decisions that affect my jurisdiction under the Act, by setting parameters on my ability to receive evidence, should be made transparently and democratically by Parliament, not by the very same public office holders who are subject to the regime I administer,” Dion wrote. “I am convinced that if our Office is to remain truly independent and fulfill its purpose, I must have unfettered access to all information that could be relevant to the exercise of my mandate.” Trudeau breached conflict of interest law in SNC-Lavalin affair, ethics commissioner rules What is the Shawcross Principle, the judicial doctrine that the ethics commissioner said Trudeau breached? Dion’s report concluded that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by using his authority over former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to urge her to help Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution. It supports allegations made by Wilson-Raybould that the prime minister and other senior officials improperly pressured her over a period of several months in 2018.Dion wrote that he was able to gather enough information to draw conclusions on the matter. “Because of my inability to access all cabinet confidences related to the matter I must, however, report that I was unable to fully discharge the investigatory duties conferred upon me by the act,” he wrote.Asked about Dion’s complaints on Wednesday, Trudeau said it was “not a small thing” that the government partially waived solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidence to allow Wilson-Raybould to tell her side of the story to a parliamentary committee in February. “The decision by the Privy Council to not further extend into less relevant or non-relevant elements of cabinet confidentiality and solicitor-client privilege is an important one that maintains the integrity of our institutions and our capacity to function as a government without setting troublesome or worrisome precedents,” he said. Dion launched his investigation on Feb. 8, 2019, a day after the Globe and Mail first reported allegations that officials in the Prime Minister’s Office had pressured Wilson-Raybould to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin. According to the report, his office received written submissions from 14 witnesses and conducted interviews with six of them, including Wilson-Raybould, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and former privy council clerk Michael Wernick. He also interviewed and received written submissions from Trudeau.However, Dion wrote, nine witnesses told the office they had confidential information about the affair they could not reveal. In response, Dion instructed his lawyers to request that the Privy Council Office (PCO) allow witnesses to provide all of their evidence. “Despite several weeks of discussions, the offices remained at an impasse over access to cabinet confidences,” he wrote.Dion raised the issue with Trudeau directly during his interview on May 3. Trudeau’s lawyers said he would consult with the PCO, but the issue remained unresolved.On May 28, Dion wrote to Ian Shugart, who replaced Wernick as PCO clerk after Wernick’s resignation in March. He argued that his office should be able to access cabinet confidences, though it would not be allowed to make that information public. On June 13, Shugart denied the request. Trudeau’s legal counsel told Dion’s office the decision was made by the PCO without the prime minister’s involvement.“Because of the decisions to deny our office further access to cabinet confidences, witnesses were constrained in their ability to provide all evidence,” Dion wrote. “I was, therefore, prevented from looking over the entire body of evidence to determine its relevance to my examination.”In a statement published on Wednesday afternoon, Wilson-Raybould said she is “concerned by the government’s decision to deny even its ethics commissioner requested access to cabinet confidences, as there were apparently constraints on a number of witnesses from telling the whole story.”Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer went further, calling for an investigation by the RCMP. “We now know from the ethics commissioner’s report that there are several key witnesses who were unable to testify to the ethics commissioner because Justin Trudeau blocked that from happening,” he said. “If Justin Trudeau believes that he did nothing wrong, if he believes that he has nothing to hide, he should let the light of day shine upon this entire scandal.”Despite the limitations, Dion found that Trudeau, “directly and through his senior officials, used various means to exert influence over Ms. Wilson-Raybould” after she made clear that she would not overrule the decision of the director of public prosecutions not to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin. The company is charged with offering Libyan government officials $48 million in bribes between 2001 and 2011, and would face a 10-year ban on federal contracts if convicted. SNC-Lavalin has been lobbying for a remediation agreement, which would circumvent a criminal trial, arguing that all senior officials involved with the alleged crimes have been dismissed.The federal government introduced remediation agreements as part of the 2018 budget, and this is the first case where one might have been used. The agreements are intended to hold companies accountable for economic crimes without making innocent employees suffer the consequences.In his submissions to the ethics commissioner, Trudeau wrote that he was concerned about the impact of a criminal conviction on SNC-Lavalin’s employees, pensioners and customers. He was also concerned about how to justify the decision to the Canadian public.But Dion found that Wilson-Raybould was improperly asked to consider partisan political interests as well, “contrary to longstanding constitutional principles relating to prosecutorial independence and the rule of law.”Wilson-Raybould was shuffled out of her role as attorney general in January, and resigned from cabinet after the allegations were made public the following month. The scandal, which played out through the spring, also saw the resignation of Wernick and Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts. Former Treasury Board president Jane Philpott also resigned from cabinet in solidarity with Wilson-Raybould. Trudeau ejected both former ministers from the Liberal caucus in April. They are now running as independent candidates in the October election.• Email: mforrest@postmedia.com | Twitter: View this document on Scribd read more

Top UN rights official voices concern over deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe

“The scale of documented cases of rights abuses against members of opposition groups, the independent media and human rights organizations is alarming,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson said in a statement issued in Geneva. “Most recently, bills have been passed to further restrict political activity and participation, while legislation curbing freedom of expression is being considered. There is a real human rights crisis in Zimbabwe and action must be taken now, especially as elections are scheduled for March.” The High Commissioner said recent human rights breaches were aggravated by a climate of impunity that had become evident in the country, particularly since attacks against the independent judiciary have intensified. “I have noted President Robert Mugabe’s pledge at the recent Southern Africa Development Community Summit that the March elections would be free and fair and be subject to international monitoring,” Mrs. Robinson said. “But real democracy requires full respect for human rights immediately. My Office stands ready to offer Zimbabwe its support in moving towards that objective.” read more

Political stability vital if GuineaBissau is to make economic progress – Annan

Guinea-Bissau’s economic reconstruction remains so fragile that it is vital the country’s main political figures show potential international donors and economic partners they can put national interests ahead of their own and resolve any disputes peacefully, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.“Without political stability, development cannot advance and cooperation with international partners, including investors, cannot be guaranteed,” Mr. Annan writes in his latest report to the Security Council on the work of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNOGBIS).He cites an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to discuss emergency assistance, planned for next month, as an example of the kinds of outside support that the impoverished West African nation needs.Donors at a round table held last month in Geneva pledged to give $262 million to Guinea-Bissau, well short of the goal of $538 million.Government revenue is also below target because of lower than expected fees from fishing licences, hurt by a delay in negotiating a new agreement with the European Union (EU), and taxes on the export of cashew nuts, which have been hit by the combination of a rise in the producer price and a drop in world prices.“Therefore the country needs urgent short-term support to close the budget gap for 2006-07 and to implement its poverty reduction plan and proposed security sector reform,” Mr. Annan says, urging the international community to give more generously.He also calls on Guinea-Bissau’s Government to step up its efforts to tackle corruption and pursue good governance.UNOGBIS was created in 1999 to help Guinea-Bissau emerge from the devastation of a civil war in which thousands were killed, wounded or forced from their homes. read more

UN relief wing spotlights deteriorating health situation for conflictaffected Ukrainians

According to Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, at the end of March, the Ukraine Ministry of Social Protection reported that there were nearly 1.2 million registered internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the country. However, difficulties in verifying residence procedures for them are affecting their ability to access to social services.OCHA said there is a high incidence of cardio-vascular disease, mental health and acute respiratory infections. Reportedly, cases of malnutrition and acute diarrhoea are also increasing in non-government controlled areas. The pressure on schools to accommodate displaced children is increasing because of limited number of available teachers and premises, added Mr. Dujarric.Further, OCHA underscored the urgent need for mine risk education as well and humanitarian demining as mines and other unexploded ordnance are increasingly resulting in loss of life. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights that at least 109 children have been injured and 42 killed by landmines and unexploded ordnance in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts since March 2014.Meanwhile, he said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reported that as of 2 April, the total number of Ukrainians who have sought asylum, residence permits or other forms of legal stay in neighbouring countries has reached 777,000, with the vast majority of them in Russia. Despite the great needs, funding for humanitarian operations remains very low, with only 18 per cent of the $316 million required for 2015 having been funded or even pledged so far. read more

Brock in the News – June 2530

Brock researchers receive $2.4 million in funds from federal science granting agency NSERCAs Brock continues to grow as a research-intensive institution, NSERC granted the University $2.4 million in funding, benefitting several professors and graduate students’ research across campus. The St. Catharines Standard talked with local MPs who stopped by Brock for a tour of the facilities, and to see the research at is being done at Brock.Brock on frontline of Middle East changeBrock University partners with Daughters for Life, a charity led by four-time Nobel Peace prize nominee Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, to give women in the Middle East the opportunity to receive an education: St. Catharines StandardDid Brexit voters make decision based on head or “gut?”The aftermath of the European Union referendum and the Brexit outcome has many UK citizens regretting their vote to leave the EU. Psychology professor Gordon Hodson discusses voting decisions in Psychology Today, explaining where these major decisions come from.China refusing to recognize Canadian citizenship of travellers, reports sayBeijing is attempting to tighten control globally, says Political Science professor Charles Burton to The Tyee, as reports revealed that Canadian citizens of Chinese origins were being denied the visas using their Canadian passports.Rowers take their seats; Mastracci and Woelfl named to Canada’s Olympic teamEarlier this week, two Brock University alumni were named to Team Canada’s Olympic rowing team. St. Catharines native Eric Woelfl and Tim Schrijver of Thedford, Ontario will compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to 21: Fort Erie Times read more

Boris Becker becomes Central African Republic diplomat after 90minute meeting despite never

The three-time Wimbledon champion is asserting diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings, as creditors chase him over a £54 million debt. However, his case rests on whether or not he has been duly appointed to the attache role, and that is a source… It may also be news to residents of the Central African Republic, as it emerged that Becker has never visited the country and his only public effort since his April appointment as “sporting, cultural and humanitarian affairs attache in the European Union” has been to wish his Twitter followers a “Happy Africa Day”. When Boris Becker announced that he had become a diplomat for the Central African Republic, it came as a surprise to tennis fans. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Whats the most significant recent innovation in software for the mining industry

first_imgWe are now accepting nominations for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame – to be inducted in Phoenix, AZ, USA, February 22 during the SME Annual Conference (www.im-halloffame.com) at a dinner event at the Hyatt Regency. Nominees are judged on innovation and contribution made to the industry – i.e. what has this innovation achieved. Nominations are also sought for those who have facilitated the introduction of a specific technology to an operation. They can be as important as the innovators. Nominations should be for a person or team of people, who must all be named.  The 12 categories are: Outstanding innovator, Environmental management and stewardship, Safety, Exploration, Mining software, Underground development, Underground production, Surface mining, Bulk handling, Comminution, Concentration and Metallurgy  How a nomination stands out: Judges looked for well-presented nominations:  * Clear presentation of the nominee’s “above and beyond” qualities and accomplishments  * Information that demonstrates that the innovation and the nominee’s activities actively contributed to industry knowledge and advancement  Judges for the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame include industry experts from academia (mining professors), CEOs and senior management of engineering and consulting companies, mining company executives, past inductees and others interested in mining technology.  Nominations are due in by the end of July and should be sent to john@im-mining.com. Nominations received after July 2015 will be considered for the 2016 inductions. Contact us for sponsorship opportunities.last_img read more

Experts are disputing a documentary which says a fire was partly to

first_img By Christine Bohan 33 Comments Image: AP/Press Association Images Feb 11th 2017, 7:00 PM Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 7:00 PM A TEAM OF experts has disputed the claim made in a new documentary that a fire contributed to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.The documentary, called Titanic: The New Evidence, was broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel last month and presented by Irish journalist Senan Molony, who has spent more than 30 years researching what happened to the Titanic.The programme argued that long-hidden photographs from the time showed that the Titanic’s hull had supposedly been damaged by a fire before it set off on its only journey, leaving it weak and susceptible when it hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.In the documentary, Moloney noted that researchers had known about the fire before but had tended to dismiss it as an ‘irrelevancy’, arguing that it should have been taken more seriously as a cause of the sinking.The documentary also claimed there were other issues which contributed to the ship sinking, such as substandard materials and shoddy workmanship, primarily due to cost-cutting.However a team of seven maritime historians has published an article completely refuting the programme’s claim that the coal fire was one of the main reasons why the ship sank.“However intriguing the claims set forth in Titanic: The New Evidence may be, they run counter to a wealth of well-researched facts about the ship and its sinking,” said J Kent Layton, a Titanic historian.In the article, the historians argue that, as Molony noted, the coal fire has been known about since 1912, but say that there is no evidence to suggest that the damage was extensive enough to be related to the sinking of the massive ship.They say that the photographs showing what is supposed to be fire damage are in the wrong location to be related to the coal fire, which was actually more than 50 feet away.They also say that the coal fire was in a bunker directly under the ship’s swimming pool, and none of the passengers who went for a swim reported any issues with or damage.The article notes that “coal bunker fires were not entirely unheard of on coal-powered ships,” saying:“Eyewitness testimony indicates that while a bunker fire was the exception rather than the rule, it was handled in line with typical procedures of the day. Since the fire was not regarded as extremely serious, telling passengers would only have made them nervous. If the fire was serious, there would have been clear evidence available to all on board.”Layton writes in the article that “we owe it to the memory of these people and their families to try to tell their stories with a minimum of distortion”.A total of 1,496 people died when the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage in April 1912.Read the full article by the historians here. Read: Here’s what Jack Dawson’s ‘best girl’ from Titanic looks like nowRead: 16 reasons why Cobh is way, way better than Midleton http://jrnl.ie/3233010 Image: AP/Press Association Images Experts are disputing a documentary which says a fire was partly to blame for the Titanic sinking The documentary has argued that long-hidden photographs showed fire damage on the Titanic’s hull. 33,376 Views Short URL Share95 Tweet Email6 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Sparks in third rail hit Kolkata Metro services

first_imgKolkata: Metro Railway services were disrupted for more than hour Thursday morning after sparks were seen flying from the third rail near Dumdum station, an official said. According to Kolkata Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee, the sparks were noticed at 8.25am when a down train from Noapara was approaching the Dumdum station. “Power supply to the third rail was immediately stopped and passengers were evacuated from the train. They were then escorted to the platform at Dumdum by the Metro railway officials,” she said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose Hundreds of inconvenienced passengers were seen waiting outside Metro stations during the rush hour, frantically trying to hop on a public transport to reach their destination. “Truncated services were maintained between Girish Park and Kavi Subhash stations during the disruption,” Banerjee stated, adding that normal operations resumed at 9.49am after necessary measures were taken by the Metro engineers.last_img read more

7 Basics for Keeping Your Companys Data Safe

first_imgJanuary 7, 2015 4 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Every other week there is a new high-profile data breach in the media. From Target to Home Depot to iCloud to JPMorgan to Snapchat to the White House—and most recently the devastating attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment—there’s always a headline highlighting the loss of data and breach of trust.But that doesn’t mean your business has to be one of them and suffer the staggering $3.5 million losses resulting from an average data breach.Here are seven practices and products you can adopt today to stay out of the data breach club.1. Arm yourself for the threats within.Data risks today don’t solely originate from malicious hackers, even if news headlines suggest otherwise. A recent PwC study found that internal threats and mistakes now constitute a bigger challenge to business security than external ones, meaning that regardless of size, today’s businesses must control not just data on storage platforms, but on employee and business partners’ devices and accounts.Related: 5 Lessons Leaders Can Learn From the Sony Hacking Scandal2. Get the lay of the land.Ask yourself: “What is the most sensitive, confidential data that our business holds, how is it handled, and who has access to it?” Create a spreadsheet matching data types and services to the employees and business associates who can access them. Make sure to include the two most sensitive types of data: customer information and intellectual property.3. Roles and permissions.Once you’ve identified your assets, review levels of access and if they can be regulated via policy, or, better yet, programmatically. An important factor to consider is whether your content management platform of choice allows the depth of control administrators need to set roles for each specific use case within the company. It’s important that these are refined, limiting access and edit of important data to authorized staff.4. Learn your weaknesses.Most people reuse the same password across services, including work-related programs. When a big retailer or service provider is breached, there is a very real chance that corporate emails and passwords are also impacted. A similar vulnerability recently enabled attackers to gain access to millions of Dropbox accounts as third-party services integrated with the product were compromised, laying millions of usernames and passwords vulnerable.To learn if this has happened before, start by heading over to security expert Troy Hunt’s site or Breach Alarm’s free tool and scan employees’ email addresses through their tool—their database is often updated with the latest published breaches.Related: 8 Mostly Free Best Practices for Tightening Internal Data Security5. Passwords hold the key.To prevent a similar incident, have a strong password management policy. Educating employees about never reusing passwords across services and creating stronger passwords (aim for length over variety of characters, though) is also key.Understandably, this requirement results in difficult to remember passwords, straining productivity. If possible, start using a password management application. They’re easy to use, automatically generate strong passwords for each service—and, most importantly, they’re secure. LastPass is a leader in this field.6. Anticipate the next Shellshock.There is another important reason to stay on top of security news. Within the past year alone, two major vulnerabilities were found to be lurking in widely used software—Heartbleed and Shellshock. We can safely assume that it’s only a matter of time until the next vulnerability is unearthed, and it’s important to pay attention to the news for when they come to light—especially if any of the software your business uses is compromised. Mass exploitation of these vulnerabilities can happen in as little as a week’s time after they’re disclosed, so your business is at risk if you wait around—or even worse, do nothing.7. Do your homework.When choosing services to implement into your business’s workflow, it’s important not to overlook pure security for productivity benefits, an easy mistake in today’s productivity-and-cloud-crazed environment. Do your due diligence, and make sure to go with services that are recommended by security professionals and your industry’s relevant associations, which often publish guidelines relevant to your market and regulatory environment. It’s also important to make sure the services that you decide to go with include privacy policies and guarantees that will inform you when their systems are breached.Related: ‘Bash’ Bug Could Be Bigger Than Heartbleedlast_img read more

Manulife Learning Platforms Training Strategies

first_imgTags: Manulife, Manulife Spotlight 2019 Manulife strives to be the exclusive travel insurance provider of travel agents. Besides helping agents manage their travel insurance sales, a key priority is to continue assisting agents in developing their travel insurance product and sales knowledge. Manulife offers national coaching/training initiatives, both with the use of Manuversity (the online learning portal, pre-recorded and live webinars) and face-to-face engagement. The article below outlines some of these training tools.Product TrainingsInsurance policies are contracts created by underwriters, actuaries and lawyers, and are not always easy for travel professionals and clients to understand. Manulife does their best to help travel agents understand the product they sell in a variety of ways and offer a blended learning solution.Sales TrainingsJust as important as understanding the product, travel agents need to also learn about the sales cycle and the importance of enhancing their selling skills. Positioning the product effectively is key!CoachingOne on One Coaching can occur as required to enhance skillset, product familiarity, confidence and knowledge.Manuversity – E-LearningManulife offers its very own online learning platform called ‘Manuversity’ to help support our training efforts. This innovative, user-friendly tool consists of many informative modules, making it much easier for travel agents to learn about the features and benefits of travel insurance at their own pace and at a time that is convenient for them. After successful completion of Manuversity, confidence in the product will increase, which will help in closing more sales. The modules offered could also satisfy continuing education requirements where applicable.WebexManulife offers exclusive 20-minute and 1-hour training webinars nationally in both English and French. The webinars focus on product and sales training and offer continuing education credits where applicable. The webinars are hosted by our Business Development Managers (BDM’S) across Canada, and are offered at different times throughout the day to promote maximum participation.Face-to-Face EngagementIn-branchManulife’s BDM team office visits include new hire training sessions, product refresher training, sales training including sales tips along with covering processes and procedures. For agent training we will customize our focus based on the needs of the agent/agency and provide relevant sales tools. These tools include scenarios, sales tips, claims experience and features and benefits of their products.Lunch & LearnsManulife offers Lunch and Learn training sessions focused on product and sales content. During the last two years Manulife had conducted exclusive Lunch & Learn Training sessions in major cities, and the overall feedback was extremely positive based on all compiled survey results. Contact your BDM for a session near you! << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, March 28, 2019 Posted bycenter_img Travelweek Group Share Manulife Learning Platforms & Training Strategieslast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals traded running back Tim Hightower tothe Redskins last year in exchange for veteran defensivelineman Vonnie Holliday and a 2012 draft pick. The move seemed as much about giving Hightower a chance toplay as it was about getting talent in return, but theCardinals benefited from a surprising discovery:Vonnie Holliday could still play.According to ProFootballFocus.com, Holliday was verysolid for the Cards, and is one of the best veteranplayers on the free agent market. Comments   Share   While Holliday is no longer the player he once was, hestill did a good job filling in on the line, and is a goodlocker room presence for one of the NFL’s youngest teams. Vonnie Holliday is the prototype forgotten 30+ player.Every season he seems to get picked up by a 3-4 team as asituational player for their rotation before performingextremely well and then doing the same thing all overagain. For some reason, none of these teams ever seem toput two and two together and bring him back for another goat it. Maybe they always believe they can get a similaramount of snaps and production out of a younger, cheaperbackup, but it isn’t always that easy. Generating interiorpressure from the 3-4 is not as simple as you might think,and though the second- or third-year player with a veteranminimum contract that might be half of what Holliday isdue seems like an attractive option, they rarely producethe way you know Holliday will. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ There has been little chatter about whether or notHolliday wants to return, but it would make sense for theteam to bring him back.The 36-year-old finished the season with just 14 solotackles and no sacks, but the stats don’t tell the entirestory for how productive he was in 2011.He may have gone without a sack last season, but he didgenerate three quarterback knockdowns and four morepressures from his 82 pass-rushes, which is not aninsignificant figure. He also chipped in with a battedpass and 14 tackles, 11 of which were defensive stops. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Small Luxury Hotels

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), has announced Filip Boyen as its new Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Boyen who was appointed as Managing Director of Hill, Goodridge & Associates, SLH’s management company, in July of this year will now also assume leadership for the management of the SLH brand, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.Filip Boyen, who originates from Belgium, has a long history within the luxury hotel sector, most recently as Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President at Belmond, a position he held for over six years. He began his career as Commis & Chef de Partie in Belgium, progressing to hotel management in destinations from Moscow to Tahiti, where he first joined Orient-Express Hotels, now Belmond.Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Chairperson of the SLH board comments: “Filip’s depth of experience, not only of managing a large number of hotels over four continents but also of every aspect of the luxury hotel industry, means that he is well placed to guide SLH through the opportunities and challenges in this ever more competitive landscape. We look forward to the continued success and evolution of the SLH brand under his stewardship as we look to the next 25 years and beyond.”Filip Boyen comments: “Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a well-known and respected brand thanks to the dedication of the talented team of top professionals working across its offices in London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai – people who live and love the brand. I am very much looking forward to leading this team as we look to establish an even stronger presence on the international luxury hospitality scene while, at the same time, creating more value for our members and their guests.”Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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