United Nations to investigate how financial sector can fight modern slavery

first_img Share whatsapp Monday 24 September 2018 12:29 am whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comVitaminewsShe Had No Clue Why The Crowd Started Cheering HerVitaminewsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPail The Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery, launched today, will examine the ways in which financial services can come into contact with connected crimes. Known as the Liechtenstein Initiative (LI), the commission says it will examine how the financial sector’s “global reach” can be used to detect and disrupt financial flows associated with trafficking.The LI, formed as a partnership between Liechtenstein, the Austrian government and the United Nations University, said the financial sector is “pivotal” to efforts to fight abuses.Read more: Sweden launches campaign to host drugs agency post-BrexitEstimates suggest that annual proceeds from forced labour run to over $150bn (£114.7bn). According to UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation over 40.3 million men, women and children experienced modern slavery or trafficking in 2016 – equating to 1 in every 185 people. The majority of slave labourers are exploited through non-payment of wages and debt bondage.In 2015, 193 countries to pledged to take action to end both types of abuse by 2030, and there has been an increasing effort to engage the private sector with efforts. Louis Ashworth  Leaders from the financial sector, global regulators and non-governmental organisations will work alongside survivors as part of a new United Nations (UN) commission which aims to explore the role of the financial sector in fighting human rights abuses. Tags: Trading Archive United Nations to investigate how financial sector can fight modern slavery More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Read more: Major report recommends end to migration cap for highly skilled workersFiona Reynolds, chair of the LI and chief executive of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), said: “The financial sector has a significant role to play in working to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking. The Financial Sector Commission is the first of its kind to leverage expertise from all parts of the sector to take coordinated and comprehensive action on these pervasive human rights abuses.”“The outcome of the Commission will outline practical, relevant and actionable steps forward in this fight,” she added. last_img read more

‘This needs to stop’: Murkowski rebukes Trump for tweet

first_img“There is no excuse for the president’s spiteful comments,” she wrote. “They were absolutely unacceptable and this needs to stop.”Sen. Lisa Murkowski addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Oct. 16, 2015. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)Murkowski called for a higher standard of decorum and decency. Her postings attracted several thousand comments. A lot of Facebook users thanked her and a few defended what the president said. On Twitter, many scolded her for not using the word “racist” to describe the president’s tweet.Sen. Dan Sullivan had not weighed in by Monday evening, when he went into the Senate to take a turn presiding over the chamber.“I’m going to, I’m looking at this as I preside, so I’ll put out a statement when I’ve read through it all,” Sullivan said.A couple of hours later, Sullivan’s office sent a statement, an email reply to a written question sent earlier in the day. The statement does not mention the president or his tweet. It mostly takes issue with Democrats.“The National Democratic Party is increasingly turning into a far-left, open-borders, anti-Israel, anti-energy and anti-resource development party (particularly as it relates to Alaska). This is something we should be debating nationally and in Alaska,” Sullivan’s statement reads. “But as I’ve repeatedly said, we should endeavor to debate these issues in a respectful and civil manner, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican.”Congressman Don Young did not issue an official comment on the president’s tweet by Monday evening and his office did not respond to a question Monday afternoon.Share this story: Nation & World | Politics‘This needs to stop’: Murkowski rebukes Trump for tweetJuly 16, 2019 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has condemned President Trump for saying that four left-wing congresswomen should go back to where they came from. All four congresswomen are people of color. Democrats quickly denounced the president’s statements on Twitter as racist.What’s more surprising is that, starting last night, several Republican members of Congress also criticized the president’s tweets.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/07/ann-20190715-04.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Murkowski issued her messages Monday morning on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

After years of battling, Vertex and the U.K. reach a deal for cystic fibrosis medicines

first_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. After years of battling, Vertex and the U.K. reach a deal for cystic fibrosis medicines By Ed Silverman Oct. 24, 2019 Reprints After years of frustration, Vertex Pharmaceuticals struck a deal with the U.K. government to supply its cystic fibrosis medicines, capping an end to a dispute that had become a symbol of the growing clash between cash-strapped governments and drug makers over the rising prices for medicines.The agreement covers all cystic fibrosis treatments sold by Vertex, including a new triple-combination therapy once it is licensed in the U.K. Pricing was not disclosed, but the deal includes a cost-effectiveness appraisal of its entire portfolio supported by real-world data, which will be completed by September 2021, and a “flexible contractual mechanism” that guarantees the medicines will remain available, according to this letter from the National Health Service in England to a Parliamentary committee. What is it? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Log In | Learn More What’s included?center_img GET STARTED [email protected] Pharmalot Bill Sikes/AP Ed Silverman About the Author Reprints @Pharmalot Tags Bostondrug pricingpharmaceuticalsrare diseaselast_img read more

CDC guidance shows fully vaccinated people no longer need to quarantine if exposed

first_imgModerna trial showing promise for expanding age requirement next month May 26, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Half of Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 May 26, 2021 CDC researchers study blue-green algae in SWFL waterways May 21, 2021 Charlotte County public school vaccine event on Saturday May 24, 2021 AdvertisementThe FDA said more people are experiencing side effects after receiving the second dose of the vaccine including pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, and muscle or joint pain, but those side effects are typically describes as being mild. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new guidance Wednesday for those that received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The new guidance says that those who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive. The CDC noted that doesn’t mean people should stop taking precautions, just that there is no need to quarantine for those that have received both doses. The guidance states that those who have been fully vaccinated don’t need to quarantine after exposure if they are within three months of getting the last dose of the vaccine and have remained asymptomatic. center_img AdvertisementTags: CDCquarantineVaccine Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Two Laois Twitter greats head Down Under, Tinder problems and annoying songs – it’s our Tweets of the Week

first_img Twitter Home We Are Laois Two Laois Twitter greats head Down Under, Tinder problems and annoying songs… We Are Laois We’re back again with our Top Tweets of the Week from all around Laois.You think Liverpool and spurs are bottlers? Should see my tinder conversations, atrocious— Jigger (@jakdelaney_97) January 8, 2019Tinder can be tricky.At EP I got talking to a handsome lad in the line at the charging station and we got talking about the office uk and we then added each other on snapchat. Everytime one of us watches it we snap each other our favourite scenes.I’ve decided our kids will be called Gareth and Dawn— hayley (@whereismehole) January 7, 2019 Community We can’t wait for September alreadyIt is with a heavy heart that today I finally removed ‘Bronze medal in Gaisce in TY’ from my CV— Bobby 🧩 (@PolloOrPolla) January 8, 2019Put it back on!!!Remember when you wer younger and a girl would text ya asking “Whos your top 5 in town?”..If she wasnt in it then the abuse you got was brutal.— Ricky Maher (@RichardMaher1) January 7, 2019We remember it well…A lot of things in life are going to let you down, but chocolate biscuits – ah chocolate biscuits, they will never— Sey (@Seylaviee) January 7, 2019Everyone loves a chocolate bickie.Local bouncers rejoice as Michael Wall, 34 and David Halpin, 23 (pictured below) are jetting off to Australia on Thursday morning. Although hundreds may lose their job on the door across the country. pic.twitter.com/RyADjYGKvi— Colty (@davidlawlor222) January 8, 2019Laois’s loss is Australia’s gain.Thank u nextPower over meI want you to ruin my lifeThat annoying Halsey songShotgunOne drink picture thisWoman like [email protected] irish radio DJ in 2019 please stop and play something new my brain is fried listening to these songs on repeat all day every day— Epididymis (@canieldonnolly) January 10, 2019Yes.You would forget how handy textbooks were in secondary school compared to college, rambling away through sheet after sheet and then you don’t even have them— TBN© (@Emmet_2011) January 10, 2019We agreeJust witnessed a woman on the bus ask as we passed portlaoise prison was it a hotel…. Yeah love 5 stars— Tríona Talbot (@triona_talbot) January 9, 2019Under-appreciated Tweet.SEE ALSO – Previous articleConroy’s Republic of Ireland fall to strong German side in U-16 friendlyNext articleScarbrough inspired Elks end Portlaoise Panthers Women’s Cup journey Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp TAGSTweets of the Week Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community Two Laois Twitter greats head Down Under, Tinder problems and annoying songs – it’s our Tweets of the Week By Alan Hartnett – 12th January 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Council Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebooklast_img read more

County Final Memory: Walsh inspires Ballinakill as they end years of disappointment with intermediate hurling success in 1995

first_img Twitter Ballinakill 4-12 Clonaslee 2-81995 Laois IHC FinalThere are few clubs in Laois that have to beat down the door and endure as much heartbreak as much as Ballinakill.In 1969 the club won the Laois Junior ‘A’ hurling title and the following year reached the intermediate final where they were only beaten by a point by Ballyfin.That kick-started a run of four intermediate final defeats in succession as they lost to Colt in 1971, Ballacolla in 1972 and Cullahill in 1973 before finally making the breakthrough to senior in 1974 when they beat neighbours Durrow in the decider.In 1979 they reached the senior final, only to lose to a Camross side claiming their fifth title in a row. But Ballinakill were relegated again in 1988 and their quest to return to senior was a long and painful one.In 1989 they were knocked out in the opening round of the intermediate grade by Ballyfin but they returned in 1990 to reach the final, only to lose to Mountrath.And so began their latest streak of losing finals. Ballacolla beat the in 1991, Kilcotton in 1992, Castletown in 1993 and Park-Ratheniska in 1994 (albeit that game was delayed to St Patrick’s Day in 1995).By September, though, they had shown their resilience again, reaching the final again following wins over Camross’s second team in the quarter-final after a replay and then over neighbours Ballypickas in the semi-final.Clonaslee, after beating Portlaoise’s second team and Ballyfin, were waiting in the final.Could Ballinakill end their “luckless” run, as the Nationalist newspaper put it? A sixth final loss in a row and the second in six months would be hard to take.“Clonaslee to return to senior ranks,” was the headline in the Leinster Express as they previewed the game.“Choosing between the sides is not easy,” they added in the preview, noting that “Ballinakill will have the support of most neutrals if only for their string of defeats on final day”.On that Saturday afternoon in mid-September, though, Ballinakill claimed the previously elusive intermediate crown in serious style.They had the game won at half time as they led 3-8 to 1-5 after a blistering performance in the opening half. The first half goals came from Tom Simms, Alan Walsh and Brian O’Shaughnessy Declan Rooney got Clonaslee’s goal but the Nationalist that “Clonaslee went in at half time a shattered side”.Michael ‘Maggie’ Walsh, a hero of the great Laois teams in the 1980s and who’d been on the club’s team that won the junior title way back in 1969, was central to a lot of their good attacking play.He finished with 1-7 and the Nationalist headline was a simple ‘Ah Maggie, you were magic” adding in the report that it was his “finest hour”, as he “inspired his younger team mates to a fantastic win in the Laois IHC final”.“Ballinakill produce stunning performance to end heartbreak,” was the Leinster Express headline.“So much agony … now ecstacy,” was a headline on a shorter piece on the same page.Incidentally Walsh, who was by then aged in his early 40s, wasn’t originally selected to play but started after Ken Brennan suffered an eye injury in training on the Thursday night before the game.For Walsh and his team-mates Liam O’Shaughnessy, Peter Hamm and captain Michael Dunphy it was their second medal – all four had been on the 1974-winning team also.The Nationalist coverage of Ballinakill’s Laois IHC final success in 1995While Walsh hinted in an interview with the Leinster Express afterwards that it was his last game, he was in goals eight years later when the club won a Junior ‘B’ championship.He sadly passed away in 2017 at the age of 64 and is regarded as the club’s greatest ever player, having played for Leinster and was selected on the Laois hurling team of the milennium in 1999.Clonaslee won the intermediate title in 1997 but their stay at the top grade was brief in their own right as they pursued senior glory under the Tinnahinch name alongside neighbours Rosenallis.Ballinakill have been senior more or less ever since. They were relegated at the end of the 2013 season but won the second tier Senior ‘A’ grade in 2014.SCORERS – Ballinakill: Michael Walsh 1-7, Tom Simms 1-1, Alan Walsh and Brian O’Shaughnessy 1-0 each, Nicholas Lacey and Fergal O’Shaughnessy 0-2 each. Clonaslee: Sean Flynn 0-5, Declan Rooney 1-2, Mark Rooney 1-0, Joe Fitzgerald 0-1BALLINAKILL: Liam O’Shaughnessy; Emmet Carter, Brian O’Neill, Michael Dunphy; Tom Walsh, Nicholas Lacey, Niall O’Shaughnessy; Brian Kennedy, Brendan O’Meara; Alan Walsh, Brian O’Shaughneuy, Fergal O’Shaughnessy; Michael Walsh, Tom Simms, Peter Hamm. Subs: L Kennedy for N O’Shaughnessy, Maurice Delaney for F O’Shaughnessy, K Brennan for P Hamm.CLONASLEE: Sean Corcoran; Eddie Carroll, Hugo Conroy, Brendan Costello; Eamon McEvoy, Conor Bates, Kevin Flynn; Tom Smith, Declan Rooney; Joe Fitzgerald, Mark Rooney, Sean Flynn; Darren Rooney, John Bates, Declan Doyle. Subs: Pat Hyland for E McEvoy, Willie Sheeran for B Costello.REFEREE: M LalorSEE ALSO – Check out more from our County Final Memory series  Facebook Facebook WhatsApp By Steven Miller – 30th August 2020 Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGS1995BallinakillBallinakill v ClonasleeClonasleeCounty Final Memory News WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, August 30, 2020Next articleLooking ahead to all of Sunday’s Laois hurling and camogie action Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Pinterest County Final Memory: Walsh inspires Ballinakill as they end years of disappointment with intermediate hurling success in 1995 Home Sport GAA County Final Memory: Walsh inspires Ballinakill as they end years of disappointment… SportGAAHurling Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Laois LGBTI+ announces expansion ahead of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

first_img Twitter Home News Community Laois LGBTI+ announces expansion ahead of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and… NewsCommunity Previous articleMike Quirke: ‘I wouldn’t even classify it as a performance’Next articleGardai investigating following ‘a number of thefts’ in Laois in recent days Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 17th May 2021 TAGSLGBT+ WhatsApp Council A spokesperson said: “This is a wonderful statement that sends a great public message to the LGBT+ Community in the three counties on this day.“Being an LGBT+ person in rural parts of the country and in the midst of a pandemic can be particularly difficult so we want every person to know that they belong here just as they are”.If you would like any more information or to join one of their groups you can get in touch via their Facebook Midlands LGBT Project or email [email protected] project is managed by Youth Work Ireland Laois.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Talented Laois students create beautiful mural outside building site Laois LGBTI+ announces expansion ahead of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia WhatsApp Electric Picnic center_img Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Electric Picnic Laois LGBTI+ Project has rebranded and expanded to Midlands LGBT+ Project to include all midlands counties and is marking this and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by raising LGBT Pride Flags in Laois, Kildare and Offaly County Council Buildings today.Midlands LGBT+ Project say the County Council buildings in Laois, Offaly and Kildare are raising pride flags for the day in solidarity with the LGBT+ Community and to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.Midlands LGBT+ Project is a support and awareness service for LGBT+ Adults in the Midlands.They provide peer support groups, social meet up’s, awareness events, parents support and training for schools and organisations.All groups and training is currently taking place online in line with Covid-19 restrictions. Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date last_img read more

Financial Horizons appoints new Quebec leadership

first_img CETFA elects new board leader PenderFund names new SVP for investments IE Staff Denis Blackburn has joined Kitchener, Ont.–based Financial Horizons Group and will succeed James McMahon as president, Quebec region.McMahon, who joined Financial Horizons in 2012, plans to retire at the end of the year. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1978. Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Financial Horizons Group Inc. TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter new memo employee appointment notice promotion bartpeereboom/123RF Related news “[McMahon] has been integral to the sustained success of our organization and a key partner to advisors and industry partners in Quebec,” said David Stewart, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Financial Horizons, in a release.Blackburn comes to Financial Horizons from Lévis, Que.–based Desjardins Group where he held the role of vice president, sales performance and network management. Prior to his time with Desjardins, Blackburn spent 20 years working at Montreal-based National Bank of Canada.“Denis is the ideal leader for this role,” said McMahon in the release. “He ‘gets’ advisors and will help bring advisors in the region to the next level.”Blackburn and McMahon will work together for the rest of the year as part of the transition process.last_img read more

CU-Boulder lands first free ULA CubeSat ride into space

first_imgUnited Launch Alliance (ULA) announced Thursday it is taking CubeSat rideshares to the next level by launching a new, innovative program offering universities the chance to compete for free CubeSat rides starting in 2017. The first free CubeSat launch is going to CU-Boulder.“ULA will offer universities the chance to compete for at least six CubeSat launch slots on two Atlas V missions, with a goal to eventually add university CubeSat slots to nearly every Atlas and Vulcan launch,” said Tory Bruno, ULA president and CEO. “There is a growing need for universities to have access and availability to launch their CubeSats and this program will transform the way these universities get to space by making space more affordable and accessible.” Rideshare is a flight-proven, innovative approach that provides customers a low-cost way to achieve various mission objectives without the need for a dedicated launch vehicle. CubeSats are miniaturized satellites originally designed for use in conjunction with university educational projects and are typically the size of a loaf of bread and weighing as much as a gallon of milk. “CU-Boulder students have been building and operating small satellites for 20 years, including the Colorado Student Space Weather CubeSat launched on a ULA Atlas rocket in 2012,” CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano said. “The ability to provide science and engineering students with the opportunity to fly the satellites they build is an invaluable motivational and educational tool. We are thrilled to partner with ULA, a visionary organization that is helping to facilitate a nationwide STEM effort.”CU-Boulder has launched six missions with ULA since 2006, including one that will go up in December, as well as the Mars explorer MAVEN two years ago.Photo: Kristen Hanslik, a junior studying computer science; Naveen Penmetsa, a graduate student studying aerospace engineering sciences; and Colden Rouleau, a graduate student studying aerospace engineering, are all working on building CubeSats at CU-Boulder. Categories:Science & TechnologySpaceNews Headlines Published: Nov. 20, 2015 center_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Kevin Brownrigg Has Been Appointed as a Regional Sales Manager for…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Kevin Brownrigg Has Been Appointed as a Regional Sales Manager for Saxco…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessKevin Brownrigg Has Been Appointed as a Regional Sales Manager for Saxco International, LLCBy Press Release – August 15, 2016 395 0 Twitter TAGSKevin BrownriggpeopleSaxco International Email Facebook AdvertisementHORSHAM, PA. (August 15, 2016)…Kevin Brownrigg has been appointed as a regional sales manager for Saxco International, LLC, it was announced here today by Rob Belke, vice president of sales. He will be directly responsible for the day-to-day sales functions and new business development for Saxco customers in the beer, wine, spirits and food industries located in the Midwestern region of the United States.Brownrigg joins Saxco International with almost 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and technical services with a strong working knowledge of the packaging industry from package and product development to manufacturing efficiency and filling line operations. His most recent position was as a consultant for Act International in Ormond Beach, FL consulting for packaging and start-up companies.Prior to that he served as director of business development for Pelliconi in Orlando, FL covering the United States, Canada and the Caribbean regions working with crowns and other closures for the craft beer and beverage markets. Before that, he was head of new business development responsible for closure sales to Coca Cola in the United States, Canada and Latin America for Obrist Americas in Ormond Beach, FL.In addition, he was previously employed as a senior regional account manager for Owens-Illinois/Graham Packaging in Ormond Beach, FL, and senior account manager and manager of product performance/technical sales for Constar Plastics in Philadelphia, PA.Brownrigg received a bachelor’s of arts degree in communications from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.About Saxco International, LLCSaxco International, LLC, “Your clear choice for premium packaging solutions,” has more than 30 years of industry experience, providing a broad range of packaging products and services to the liquor, wine, beer and food industries. The company’s products and services include expert consultation from design to development, as well as customized services for packing. Saxco is headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with offices and warehouses in Louisville, Kentucky; Concord and Napa, California; Portland, Oregon; Tampa, Florida; Toronto, Ontario; Cincinnati, Ohio; Mountainside, New Jersey; Statesville, North Carolina; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Denver, Colorado and Qingdao, China. For additional information call 215-443-8100, fax 215-443-8370 or on the web at www.saxco.com.Advertisement Previous articleBalletto Vineyards Adds Heather Mills as Hospitality & Customer Appreciation ManagerNext articlePurple Heart Wines Releases 2014 Vintage at Annual Purple Heart Foundation Gala Press Release Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Sharelast_img read more