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Posts Tagged ‘coalition’

Nasce oggi la Slow Food Coffee Coalition

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 aprile 2021

Al via la Slow Food Coffee Coalition, una rete aperta nata dall’iniziativa di Slow Food insieme al Gruppo Lavazza, che collabora con l’associazione della chiocciola dalla metà degli anni ‘90. Questa rete, nelle intenzioni dei promotori, unirà tutti gli attori della filiera del caffè, dai produttori ai torrefattori, dai distributori ai consumatori, accomunati dall’amore per questa bevanda e ispirati dall’idea di un caffè buono, pulito e giusto per tutti. Un nuovo modello di relazione, ispirato ai valori della cooperazione, che tiene conto dell’evoluzione dei paradigmi di produzione e consumo, lanciato – in occasione della Giornata Mondiale della Terra – da Torino tra gli eventi che concludono i 6 mesi straordinari di Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. L’obiettivo è creare nuove connessioni e migliorare la relazione tra agricoltori e consumatori, per irrobustire il primo e più fragile anello della filiera e promuovere l’identità e la conoscenza del caffè con chi lo sceglie ogni giorno. la Slow Food Coffee Coalition invita tutti gli attori della filiera interessati al caffè ad aderire al suo Manifesto perché insieme ci impegniamo a garantire e godere di un prodotto buono, pulito e giusto. Una rete mondiale quindi, che crede nella tutela dell’ambiente, nella salvaguardia dei diritti fondamentali dell’uomo e del lavoro, nella trasparenza, nella tracciabilità, nell’educazione e nel diritto al piacere, e che fa di questi elementi le pietre miliari di un nuovo cammino. Tutti noi possiamo decidere di aderire alla Coalition per fare formazione, per favorire uno scambio di idee e di buone pratiche, ma anche per ideare nuove attività concrete o ascoltare e condividere.

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Lancio della Content Coalition

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 marzo 2021

Outbrain, la piattaforma globale di content recommendation dell’open web, annuncia il lancio della Content Coalition, che invita gli Editori a formare reti di scambio di audience con altri Editori al fine di diversificare le loro fonti di referral di audience. Lanciata in primis in Australia e Nuova Zelanda, ora disponibile anche in EU, l’iniziativa permetterà ai membri della Coalizione di far crescere il loro pubblico attraverso un nuovo canale, utilizzando la tecnologia Smartfeed di Outbrain per lo scambio di link, gratuitamente.”Gli eventi delle ultime settimane in Australia e la mossa di Facebook di bloccare i contenuti delle news hanno dimostrato ancora una volta l’importanza per gli Editori di diversificare i modi per far crescere il loro pubblico”, afferma Stephanie Himoff, Global VP Supply Partnerships di Outbrain. “La creazione di Coalizioni incentrate sui contenuti come questa permette agli Editori di sviluppare la fedeltà al brand riducendo la dipendenza dalla search e dalle piattaforme social”.La condivisione dei contenuti crea anche un’esperienza di scoperta più ricca e contestualmente rilevante per il pubblico, migliorando l’esperienza dell’utente ed eliminando la necessità di un consumo di notizie multipiattaforma.Yaron Galai, Fondatore e Co-CEO di Outbrain dichiara: “Gli utenti hanno dimostrato di preferire il consumo di news in un ambiente di feed che armonizza più fonti di contenuti con diversi punti di vista”.Questa soluzione permette agli Editori di avere il pieno controllo sui siti con cui condividono i link e di impostare le regole di scambio dell’audience e le politiche intorno al tipo di contenuto da raccomandare.Lo scambio sarà facilitato grazie all’adozione dello Smartfeed di Outbrain, una piattaforma che utilizza l’AI per raccomandare contenuti appropriati per ogni lettore. Questa raccomandazione crea un collegamento più diretto con il pubblico per gli Editori, dando loro accesso a nuovi segmenti di audience.

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Ocean Coalition coming soon: join the announcement on World Ocean Day!

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 maggio 2020

On Monday 8 June World Ocean Day – the Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit will be livestreamed between 11:00 and 14:00. The Summit brings together the EU, IOC-UNESCO and other international partners to discuss the role of ocean literacy (OL) in transforming knowledge into action, in the context of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
During the summit, Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, will announce the creation of the “EU4Ocean” coalition. The EU4Ocean initiative will amplifiy ongoing OL efforts by connecting organisations, projects and people. It is EU’s contribution to ocean literacy and a call for action to all citizens to engage for more sustainable oceans.

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The National Diversity Coalition Calls on Tom and Kat Steyer to Cease Predatory Lending

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 ottobre 2019

The National Diversity Coalition (“NDC”) today issued a letter to the CFPB, FDIC, Treasury and California State regulatory officials calling for action to protect vulnerable borrowers being victimized by predatory lending practices at Beneficial State Bank (“Beneficial”). NDC also called for Beneficial Co-Founders Tom and Kat Steyer to cease its predatory practices and remediate all damage inflicted on the over ten thousand consumer borrowers who have been subjected to Beneficial’s predatory lending program since its launch in 2017.Specifically, NDC calls on Billionaire Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer and Beneficial to immediately take the following remediation actions:
To cease its deceptive marketing of its sub-prime lending program as “Pre-Prime.” This causes borrowers to believe the bank has collected sufficient information and conducted sufficient underwriting to have a reasonable basis to believe each borrower is in fact “pre-prime” or on a path to be a prime borrower. NDC’s investigation has uncovered no evidence that Beneficial has created a reasonable basis to form such an opinion with respect to any specific borrower. In fact, the average FICO for borrowers at Beneficial inappropriately called “Pre-Prime” is under 580 – a score defined by Experian to apply to borrowers with “Very Poor” credit. Therefore, Beneficial must cease and desist from using such misleading promotional language intended to deceive borrowers.
To cease its deceptive marketing of its “Potential Fees Avoided” metric which misleadingly compares its rates to theoretical pay-day lending rates, which do not necessarily reflect the next best alternative form of financing accessible to a borrower. It is disingenuous to suggest that Beneficial’s high-interest rate consumer loan actually saves borrowers any money without analyzing a borrower’s ability to access alternative sources of credit. In fact, “Pre-Prime” borrowers would not necessarily have to rely on payday lenders as the best alternative in the market. Therefore, Beneficial’s Money Saved calculation is deceptive and misleading. To cease targeting undocumented residents and other vulnerable populations with Beneficial’s highest rate loan program without ensuring borrowers have access to independent credit counselors prior to the closing of the loan and upon the delinquency of a loan. Beneficial must ensure vulnerable borrowers are educated and well represented in making their credit decisions and defending their rights.The National Diversity Coalition believes that Beneficial has an obligation to evaluate a consumer’s ability to afford the loans Beneficial makes to them, and to not make hard money loans that require foreclosure or repossession as a core form of repayment. Even presidential candidates and politically connected billionaires like Tom Steyer should be held accountable for predatory lending.The National Diversity Coalition calls on Tom Steyer and Beneficial State Bank to immediately remediate the harm they have inflicted on consumer borrowers through their predatory practices. We also call on all relevant regulatory agencies to move quickly to ensure no further harm is inflicted on vulnerable borrowers by Beneficial.

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Yemen’s worsening humanitarian crisis

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 aprile 2017

YemenAFTER two years of war, a quarter of Yemen’s 28m people are on the brink of starvation. Attention is now turning to Hodeida (pictured), the country’s biggest port, through which the majority of food passes, especially to the rebel-held north where the bulk of the population lives. A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by Western nations, which sides with the president, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, is finalising plans to invade and take the port. An attack is imminent, say UN observers. A successful raid could push rebel forces—a combination of Shia revivalists, Houthis and soldiers loyal to the former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh—into the mountains and Sana’a, Yemen’s capital. But aid agencies and UN officials warn that fighting over the port would aggravate Yemen’s humanitarian crisis. Yemen relies on imports for 90% of its food, and even before the war Hodeida handled most of its food trade. The Saudi-led coalition laid siege to the rebel-held port from the moment it entered the war two years ago. Its bombing has badly damaged facilities, disabling the cranes which unload cargo. A Saudi-led effort has stopped the UN from installing replacements (kept in a warehouse in Dubai). As supplies have dwindled, levels of hunger have risen sharply. Shipments resumed partially after a year of fighting, thanks to a UN monitoring mechanism. More than 3.5m tonnes of food and almost 2m tonnes of fuel have since entered rebel-controlled ports. But the UN operates under strict supervision from Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian navies, which say they are enforcing a weapons embargo. Aid agencies fear that a major assult on Hodeida would cut supply lines to the rebel-held north, including Sana’a. That would be devastating for the two-thirds of Yemenis dependent on food aid. The coalition argues that supplies could instead pass through ports under their control in the south, particularly Aden. Indeed, since Yemen’s southern ports remain under the control of coalition-backed forces and operate freely, that is already beginning to happen. But aid agencies protest that Aden’s current capacity is insufficient to feed the entire country. The road north is also dotted with checkpoints, where armed groups, including al-Qaeda, demand heavy bribes. For the poor, the prices of staples are increasingly beyond reach. The consequences of a raid on Hodeida will be far-reaching. If the attack fails, the Saudi-led coalition will be humiliated, perhaps to the point of unravelling. A successful assault might see the coalition wrest control of the western coast but it would worsen Yemen’s humanitarian crisis. All sides have already tried to starve their foes into submission, so far to little advantage. Moreover, the loss of Hodeida would deprive the rebels of their main source of income. An assault on Hodeida might not end the fighting, but whatever the outcome it could shift a prolonged stalemate and determine the rest of the war’s trajectory. (font: The Economist) (photo: yemen)

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