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Transport: Safety and consumer protection must be priority in COVID exit strategies

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 Maggio 2020

Parliament’s Transport Committee Chair welcomes the new relief measures, but urges EU ministers and the European Commission to better coordinate efforts to exit the crisis.After Wednesday’s videoconference of EU transport ministers and the Commission’s adoption of a relief package for the transport sector, there is still little clarity on the crisis exit strategy and not enough coordination to phase out the confinement measures across the EU.Chair Karima Delli’s (Greens/EFA, FR) statement:
“I welcome the ministers’ commitment to further and constant cooperation as well as the new relief measures tabled by the Commission. At the same time, the EU has to act together and faster.The new proposals tabled by the Commission will provide some relief to the sector. The Parliament stands ready to act swiftly. We will decide on the next steps, possibly including urgency procedure, in the coming days.Following our discussion with Commissioner Vălean and my letter to transport ministers asking for a coordinated European approach, I want to highlight a few vital points on passenger rights, working conditions for transport workers as well as proper protection when relaxing the containment measures.On passenger rights, the Commission guidelines underline that the EU rules on passenger rights should strictly apply. Passengers cannot be doubly victimised by the pandemic, by forcing them to accept vouchers instead of reimbursement.The exceptional derogation in road transport shows drivers’ working conditions worsening: this has to remain a temporary measure and not become the new normal. I do not want truck drivers to be collateral victims of this crisis. The negotiations on the Mobility Package have been very tough, but in the long run we will improve drivers’ working conditions.On relaxation of confinement measures, safety and proper personal protection has to remain our priority. Passengers should wear masks on buses, trains, planes and boats to reduce the spread of virus. When it comes to planes, it would be prudent to consider taking passengers’ temperature before allowing them to board.
In our resolution on EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, we call for action to ensure the health, safety and working conditions of transport workers and help transport companies to survive the crisis. It is of utmost importance that we protect our workers, help our companies and ensure passenger safety.”

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New MassMutual White Paper Evaluates Key Pension Plan De-risking Strategies

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 settembre 2019

As employers wrestle with how best to mitigate the financial risks associated with sponsoring defined benefit (DB) pension plans, they should weigh the relative benefits of limiting vs. eliminating those risks over time, a new white paper from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) asserts.Plan sponsors may employ a range of strategies to manage pension risks, including freezing plans to new entrants, hibernating plans, re-allocating investment assets or shifting pension obligations to a life insurer as part of a pension risk transfer, according to the white paper, “Key decisions for de-risking your pension plan.” The paper reviews the pros and cons of each strategy.Employers that sponsor DB plans are increasingly recognizing the value of PRT annuities as they look to accomplish multiple goals, according to Drzewiecki. Annuities help employers shift pension risks off their balance sheets, reduce their long-term financial liabilities and costs, and maintain long-term financial security and service to plan participants, he said.As the only way to eliminate pension obligations under current law, pension buy-out transactions have steadily gained traction during the past several years, growing to $26.4 billion in 2018 from $3.84 billion in 2013, according to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute1. The increase in PRT activity tracks both increases in pension funding levels as well as rising premiums paid by employers to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. (PBGC), the federal agency backstopping pensions of American workers. PBGC premiums for single-employer plans have more than doubled in the past 10 years, rising to $80 per participant in 20192.
Meanwhile, longevity is putting more stress on pension funding as pensioners live longer, necessitating payments for additional years and greater funding of defined benefit plans. Americans who are age 65 now are expected on average to live another 19.5 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics3, longer than predicted when many pension benefits were designed.

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Alternative Behavior Strategies Receives Funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 agosto 2019

Alternative Behavior Strategies (ABS), a leading provider of services to children with autism spectrum disorders, announced today it has received funding from private equity platform Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital along with Petra Capital Partners, investing in the next stage of ABS’ growth. The funding amount was not disclosed. Autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders. One in 40 children in the U.S. has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the December 2018 issue of Pediatrics.i This is an increase from a study conducted in 2014 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that estimated about 1 in 59 children in the U.S. were identified with ASD.ii
ABS provides therapy which is based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a successful evidence-based treatment for children with autism. Earlier this year, ABS rolled out its ABS Virtual Office, the first smart phone-based platform to connect autism behavioral therapists to the information and knowledge they need—wherever they are—to enhance services and promote clinical excellence and advancement. Because ABS therapists spend as much as 80 percent of their time in the field providing therapy, the platform gives them real-time access to electronic clinical records, as well as to the collective wisdom of the company while treating a child, when this information is most vital.This fall, ABS will open its first comprehensive community-based center to provide adapted playgrounds and intensive therapy in all day sessions, so that working parents can bring their children for the day. This center is based in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area, with additional centers planned for other regions.

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“Biobanks Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2023”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 luglio 2019

The biobanks market reached a value of nearly $50.3 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% to nearly $68.5 billion by 2023.
Global Biobanks Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2023 provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global biobanks market.Where is the largest and fastest growing market for the biobanks market? How does the market relate to the overall economy, demography and other similar markets? What forces will shape the market going forward? The biobanks market opportunities and strategies to 2023 report from the author answers all these questions and many more.This report analyses and evaluates the biobanks market, which consists of sales of biological specimens such as blood products, human tissues, cell lines nucleic acids (DNA, RNA) and other specimens through biorepositories. The report covers two periods – 2014 to 2018, the historic period and 2018 to 2023, the forecast period.
Factors such as advances in drug discovery and development, rise in funding from government and private organizations, changes in lifestyle and increasing geriatric population globally are contributing to the growth of the market. Factors such as such as stringent regulations, lack of standardization and ethical and legal issues such as informed consent and protection of participant privacy may restrain the growth of the biobanks market.The blood products segment accounted for the largest share of the biobanks market in 2018 at $38.1 billion. The highest growth is projected to come from the human tissues and cells segment, which is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 12.3%. This growth was mainly due to greater use of blood products such as plasma and platelets for treating medical conditions and for medical research.North America was the largest region in the biobanks market in 2018, accounting for 46.8% of the global market. It was followed by Western Europe and Asia Pacific. Going forward, the fastest growth in the biobanks market will take place in Asia Pacific, where it is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 11.1%, followed by South America where growth at a CAGR of 9.3% is expected.The USA is the largest country in terms of value in the biobanks market. India and China are forecast to have the fastest growth, rising at CAGRs of 14.2% and 13.7% respectively.Major players in the market include Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS), American Red Cross, Canadian Blood Services, Biobank Graz, Shanghai Zhangjiang Biobank and others.Major opportunities in the biobanks market will arise in the USA, where the market will gain $4,543 million in annual sales between 2018 and 2023, in China, where it will put on $3,488 million and globally, where the blood products segment will accrue $10,385 million of extra revenues in that period. To take advantage of such opportunities, biobank businesses should adopt strategies such as developing virtual banks to speed up the accessibility of biospecimens and clinical data, implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to automate biospecimen sample tagging and tracking and help reduce costs and errors and building resource centers of biological samples for major diseases.

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Healthcare Services: Global Market Opportunities & Strategies to 2022

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 Maggio 2019

The “Healthcare Services Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2022” report has been added to’s offering.This report describes and evaluates the market for healthcare services globally. It covers two five-year periods, 2014 to 2018, termed the historic period, and 2018 through 2022, the forecast period.The global market for healthcare services reached a value of nearly $6,707.3 billion in 2018, having grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.6% since 2014, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.3% to nearly $9,581 billion by 2022.Growth in the historic period resulted from rapid growth in the size of elderly populations, strong economic growth in emerging markets, health insurance reforms and home care/monitoring. Going forward, faster economic growth, technological developments, changes in lifestyles and improved survival and quality of life will drive the growth.Factors that negatively affected growth in the historic period were low healthcare access, and shortages of skilled human resources. Factors that could hinder the growth of this market in the future are government regulations, interest rate increases and government provisions in healthcare services.The healthcare services market is segmented by type of service into hospitals and clinics, physicians and other health practitioners, dental services, residential substance abuse and mental health facilities and all other ambulatory health care services and ambulance services. The hospitals and clinics segment accounted for the largest share of the healthcare services market in 2018 at 55.1%. The hospitals and clinics segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment going forward at a CAGR of 9.9%.The healthcare services market is segmented by type of end-user gender into female end-users and male end-users. The female end-users segment accounted for the largest share of the healthcare services market in 2018 at 55.3%. The male end-users segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment going forward at CAGR of 9.4%.North America was the largest market for healthcare services, accounting for 41.1% of the global market in 2018. It was followed by Asia Pacific, Western Europe and then the other regions. Going forward, the Middle East and Asia Pacific will be the fastest growing regions in this market, where growth will be at CAGRs of 14.30% and 14.29% respectively. These will be followed by Africa and Eastern Europe where the market is expected to grow at CAGRs of 13.7% and 11.8% respectively.The global market for healthcare services is highly fragmented. The top ten competitors in the healthcare services market made up 4.9% of the total market in 2018. Major players in the market include the UK National Health Service, Kaiser Permanente, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, Community Health Systems, Inc., DaVita Inc., and Universal Health Services.Healthcare services is the largest segment of the global healthcare market, accounting for 79.4% of the total. It was followed by pharmaceutical drugs, medical equipment and then the other segments. Biologics is expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the healthcare market going forward at a CAGR of 13.6% during the forecast period.. This will be followed by veterinary healthcare, healthcare services, and pharmaceutical drugs, where the markets are expected to grow at CAGRs of 10.9%, 9.3% and 6.0% respectively.
The top opportunities in the global healthcare services market will arise in hospitals and clinics segment which will gain $1,688.3 billion of global annual sales by 2022. The healthcare services market size will gain the most in China at $657.3 billion. Healthcare services trend-based strategies include increasing the adoption of bundled payments, using digital tools and adopting shared medical appointments by companies. Players adopted strategies in the healthcare services industry include acquiring companies in similar industries to expand their presence and focusing on offering quality services to their patients.To take advantage of these opportunities, the author among a number of other strategies recommends the healthcare services companies to collaborate across verticals and industries to provide value-based healthcare, adopting cloud-based electronic health records, and expanding in emerging markets, among other strategies.

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Navis to Introduce Innovative Strategies for Cargo and Vessel Performance

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 marzo 2019

Navis, the leading provider of maritime software solutions for efficient and compliant cargo and vessel performance, will showcase its strategies and solutions for performance and compliance, as well as speak at the annual CMA Shipping Conference taking place April 2-4, 2019 in Stamford, Connecticut. As the maker of the industry-standard loading computer for container vessels with a market share of more than 60 percent, Navis will share how to unlock greater operational productivity and efficiency in the US-based ocean shipping market.Working closely with ship owners and liner operators, Navis is pioneering in the integration of the latest lashing rules of major classification societies such as DNV GL, Lloyds Register (LR) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in its MACS3 loading computer in order to ensure that customers can profit from higher cargo intake on their container vessels while ensuring safety. Thanks to its direct connection to the on premise stowage planning solution StowMan and the collaborative stowage solution in the cloud, XVELA, customers can profit from direct access to lashing calculations as well as stability and strength results to optimize vessel stowage during the planning phase to achieve greater utilization.
On Thursday, April 4 at 9:30am EDT, Bastian Gehnke, Product Manager for Navis’ maritime unit, Carrier and Vessel Solutions (NCVS), will present on the “The Digital Revolution – Case Studies” panel where he will introduce the unique approach of a connected ecosystem for vessel and cargo performance – and detail how cloud services support effective and compliant cargo and vessel operations. This session will emphasize the value for effective fleet operations and visibility of connected cargo and vessel data in real time through Navis’ software solution, helping organizations overcome data silos and foster efficient collaboration of all stakeholders.In addition, conference attendees will learn how Navis supports ship operators to fully comply with international emission compliance with its certified solutions Bluetracker EU MRV and IMO DCS.

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Agritourism Market Size and Industry Forecast 2023 – Shares and Strategies of Key Players

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 febbraio 2019

The growing global travel and tourism industry is significantly contributing to the growth of the global agritourism market. Also, the considerable expansion of the global tourism industry has had a corresponding positive impact on the GDP of several nations. Several nations governments worldwide have implemented strategies to accelerate the growth of their tourism industry. The global increase in the number of tourists has also accelerated the demand for farm stays. For instance, the market has witnessed an increasing demand for farm stays, private homes, cabins, beach houses, villas and cottages in and around agricultural lands has increased considerably. The popularity of adventure travel and tourism has enabled the growth of the global tourism industry. which has had a corresponding impact on the market in focus as well. Our analysts have predicted that the agritourism market will register a CAGR of close to 18% by 2023.

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Administrative Strategies Resolves Claims 54 Times Faster with Encircle

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 luglio 2018

Administrative Strategies, industry leading provider of catastrophe response and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims handling solutions, has chosen Encircle Inc. as their collaboration, documentation, and field productivity software solution provider. Administrative Strategies is dedicated to delivering on their promise to quickly and accurately put people’s lives back in order after a loss. However, traditional system processes, distance, site access, and resources can make this promise challenging. Administrative Strategies selected the Encircle platform to digitally gather information and streamline workflows resulting in a significant gain in efficiency and customer satisfaction.“Encircle Link helps us deliver on our promise to get our customers on the road to recovery within hours and not days,” explained James Gardner, Field Claims Manager and Adjuster, Administrative Strategies, LLC. “We can now confirm flooding at first contact, get the Advance and Preliminary Report started before an inspection even occurs, and submit it before the adjuster leaves the property! This gain in efficiency has allowed us to improve the customer experience and to deliver on our promise.”Without downloading an app, the insured can provide photos, details of the loss, and signatures from their smartphone or tablet using Encircle Link. The time from initial contact to payment request drops from 10.8 days to just 0.2 days when using Encircle Link; making the process 54 times faster than their traditional process. This reduction in time enhances customer interaction at their time of need, improves communication with all parties involved and facilitates faster delivery of accurate advances.“We are very pleased with the results that Administrative Strategies has been able to achieve by implementing Encircle,” commented Paul Donald, Co-Founder and CEO, Encircle Inc. “By using Encircle to improve documentation and communication, Administrative Strategies has dramatically improved their operations and reduced cycle times, giving them time back to focus on providing customers with the exceptional customer service they’re known for.”

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Talend Emphasizes Cloud-First Strategies for Increasing Business Agility at Strata Data 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 marzo 2018

Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, announced it will exhibit and present on topics ranging from self-service, data preparation and pervasive integration, to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and cloud data lake enablement during the Strata Data Conference taking place March 5-8 at the San Jose Convention Center.“Understanding how to embrace and best implement a cloud-first, data-driven enterprise strategy is critical for companies to reach their digital transformation goals,” said Ashley Stirrup, CMO, Talend. “Our presence at shows like Strata Data create opportunities for us to connect with customers and partners, to share insights and prescriptive advice on how organizations can focus their efforts on sourcing and integrating data, building models, and governing information to instill trust, remain compliant, and succeed in this highly competitive environment.”Talend is proud to sponsor an informational session by its customer, RingCentral, which will highlight how cloud has become a mission-critical vehicle for helping businesses scale, increase agility and enable more pervasive access to data to fuel informed decision making. The company will also join its partner, MapR in booth #1009, for a tutorial on the five pillars that will help customers conquer GDPR. Additional details are outlined below.

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Napoli: “New strategies for reducing cardiovascular risk: from old factors to emerging and therapeutic opportunities”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 febbraio 2017

Università di Napoli “Federico II”JPGNapoli dal 9 all’11 febbraio 2017 Congresso medico dal titolo “New strategies for reducing cardiovascular risk: from old factors to emerging and therapeutic opportunities” organizzato dalla Scuola di Medicina e Chirurgia dell’Università Federico II di Napoli e promosso dalla Fondazione Internazionale Menarini.
Il congresso, presieduto da Pasquale Perrone Filardi, Docente di Cardiologia all’Università Federico II di Napoli, si aprirà con i saluti di Luigi Califano, Presidente della Scuola di Medicina e Chirurgia dell’Università Federico II di Napoli per proseguire con due letture scientifiche. La prima sull’ipertensione, da parte di Bruno Trimarco, Docente di Cardiologia all’Università Federico II di Napoli, la seconda su insufficienza cardiaca e diabete da parte di Stefan Anker, Docente all’Università di Gottingen, Germania.
Il congresso prosegue venerdì 10 e sabato 11 febbraio con letture sui principali fattori di rischio per le malattie cardiovascolari, quali glicemia, colesterolo, ipertensione, alimentazione; sulla diagnosi, soprattutto per i pazienti asintomatici, e sulle più recenti terapie.

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NATO to give insights on latest Defence technologies at conference in Ankara

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 settembre 2015

ankaraOn 10-12 November in Ankara, Turkey Defence Week 2015, hosted by IRN, will include extensive talks on the evolution and modernization of Turkish defence technologies within simulation programmes, command and control systems, UAVS, submarines and innovations within space and satellites.There will be technical presentations and extensive discussions on the latest technologies with CBRN, attack helicopters, naval mine warfare and cyber security.The latest spikes of violence in Turkey and around the globe have forced countries to reassess their defence strategies and realign their priorities, focusing particularly on the use of innovative defence technologies.Ukraine, Poland, Nigeria, Egypt and India, amongst other countries, are now investing in modernising specific components within military equipment, hardware, weapons, communications systems and much more.
NATO Officials and representatives will be speaking at this high-level summit, along with several representatives and Directors of Ministries of Defence from European countries.Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Katona, Head of the NATO EOD Technologies Department, will offer detailed insights on current developments and limitations of new technologies and Robotics used in EOD and IEDD practices.During the conference, exhibition and workshops, participants will also learn how to engage in defence projects in Turkey, understand procurement processes, and be involved in the Turkish Defence market.

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New Sustainability Strategies Threaten Food Security

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 aprile 2012

WWF 'Power the Future'

WWF 'Power the Future' (Photo credit: WWF@COP17)

Melbourne, Australia – In a new report released today the pro-development NGO, World Growth, exposed the breathtaking ambition of the world’s largest environmental NGO, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), to control global supply chains of vital food products. WWF’s strategy threatens to restrict trade and business and undermines efforts to increase global food supplies. The report – “Abuse of Sustainability Standards – An Attack on Free Trade, Competition and Economic Growth,” shows how WWF and major global food corporations like Unilever are working together to capture markets and dictate food standards in developing countries, while limiting consumer choice in rich countries. World Growth Chairman and former Ambassador to the GATT (the predecessor to the World Trade Organization) Alan Oxley released the following statement:
“WWF is working with major global companies to seize control of global supply chains of vital food stuffs under the guise of improving the environment. As a result, farmers in rich and poor countries alike and consumers in rich countries face the prospect of higher prices and limited choice. At a time when global food production should be expanding to meet burgeoning global demand, this strategy will limit production.
“WWF has declared a new strategy – ‘Transforming Markets’ – to capture supply chains in key products such as timber and paper, palm oil, soy, fish, beef, dairy and sugar to force their sustainability standards onto farmers and restrict consumer choice. It is enlisting businesses which control key links in global supply chains as partners to demand suppliers meet these standards, including retailers like Wal-Mart and consumer goods manufacturers like Nestlé. “For 20 years WWF has tried, without success, to convince consumers to voluntarily buy only products which meet its sustainability standards. Now its strategy is to limit the choice for consumers and pressure retailers and manufacturers to demand farmers apply WWF Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards. Generally these standards override national environmental policies and impose limits on farming.“Industry executives like the CEO of Unilever, have reportedly conceded that the new products will be more expensive and that the increased costs will have to be borne by producers.“Environmental NGOs have pressed for years for sustainability screening of imports. A current example is an EU control on imports of biofuels. Now they seek to enlist major food producers and retailers as partners in strategies to control supply chains.“This is bad news all round. The result will be higher costs for producers in developing countries and higher prices for consumers in developed economies.”
World Growth is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established to expand the research, information, advocacy, and other resources to improve the economic conditions and living standards in developing and transitional countries. At World Growth, we embrace the age of globalization and the power of free trade to eradicate poverty and create jobs and opportunities. World Growth supports the production of palm oil and the use of forestry as a means to promote economic growth, reduce poverty and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. World Growth believes a robust cultivation of palm oil and forestry provides an effective means of environmental stewardship that can serve as the catalyst for increasing social and economic development. For more information on World Growth, visit

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To Secure a Sustainable Mobility

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 giugno 2011

London. Public as well as private transport is of utter importance in order to be able to move people around quickly, easily and efficiently. As populations grow in urban areas and mega-cities develop, solutions need to be found to improve the daily journeys of commuters. For an efficient and sustainable future transport, strategies must be developed and implemented immediately. According to Frost & Sullivan, 75 per cent of people in the UK commute using a private transport facility. In London, this number falls to 35 per cent, while 56 per cent of Londoners need more than 45 minutes for their journey to work, even though they live within a distance of 10 miles. Government and corporate analysed challenges as well as opportunities the world of transport is facing during Frost & Sullivan’s “Urban Mobility 3.0” interactive workshop, which took place yesterday at the House of Lords. Journey times, lack of investment, and the commitment to zero emission emerged as the key issues which need to be solved. BMW’s Director of Project Mobility Services, Dr Bernhard Blattel, offered an interesting insight into the BMW value proposition with regard to sustainability, stating that the consumer needs to “enjoy their way”, and therefore use a particular service because they like it, not because they are forced to. As such, BMW is focusing on comfort and convenience in developing electric vehicles that satisfy this requirement, as well as removing the barriers between personal and public transport, with innovative car sharing schemes and connectivity. The future will need to see a joint effort between both public and private transport in order to develop practical and sustainable solutions. Either side cannot afford to progress individually. Dr Blattel concluded the discussion by saying: “As time runs out… …we need to use every lever we have to get towards sustainable transport solutions. …the future is more about a joint effort of these two means than having a battle between them”.

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Percorsi di riconciliazione

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 18 dicembre 2009

Esce con EMI la traduzione italiana di The Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality and Strategies del teologo e missionario della congregazione del Preziosissimo Sangue  Robert J. Schreiter. Schreiter insegna teologia alla Catholic Theological Union di Chicago, è stato presidente dell’American Society of Missiology e della Catholic Theological Society of America, ha lavorato nelle attività di Peacebuilding per la Caritas internazionale ed ha all’attivo numerose pubblicazioni. Nel corso della sua esperienza si è confrontato con il bisogno di famiglie, comunità intere nazioni che chiedono la pace e che sento no la necessità di compiere processi di riconciliazione per ristabilire al loro interno rapporti più armoniosi.  Per questo nasce Percorsi di Riconciliazione, perché il percorso è lungo, coraggioso e che richiede di coniugare spiritualità e strategie:  La riconciliazione è l’opera di guarigione di una società ferita da un conflitto interno che l’ha divisa e indebolita mettendo a rischio il suo futuro. Molti paesi lacerati da guerre civili hanno intrapreso percorsi di riconciliazione e tra i casi più noti troviamo il Cile e il Perù in America Latina, il Sudafrica e la Liberia in Africa, Timor Est e la Cambogia in Asia.  Paesi nei quali sono state istituite Commissioni per la verità e la riconciliazione , di solito presiedute da leader religiosi che la popolazione considera al di sopra delle parti, che hanno aperto la strada al dialogo e hanno chiesto giustizia e riparazione. Nel libro l’autore propone dei metodi di ispirazione cristiana che, con le dovute attenzioni che l’autore mette bene in evidenza, possono facilitare i processi di riconciliazione. La prima parte del libro presenta la riconciliazione come una spiritualità, attraverso una serie di meditazioni sui racconti pasquali delle apparizioni di Gesù risorto, con una serie di riflessioni su temi importanti per una spiritualità di riconciliazione come la memoria, la guarigione, il perdono, la verità e il mistero. Schreiter continua nella sua attività di Peacebuilding per molte organizzazioni, è un esperto in materia, per questo i metodi e le proposte non sono meri procedimenti tecnici di guarigione di una società, sono una sintesi degli elementi fondamentali del processo e delle fasi del suo svolgimento. Non esistono due situazioni sociali di riconciliazione che siano uguali, ogni processo richiede di scendere a patti con un passato molto concreto e di preparare un futuro diverso all’interno dei limiti politici, culturali e religiosi del Paese ferito.

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Alice looks for a new strategy in defence logistics

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 settembre 2009

Amsterdam, This conference will take place in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands, on 1 and 2 October 2009. It is being organised by Europoint Conferences & Exhibitions based in the Dutch city of Zeist. This conference aims to serve as a strategic platform where best practices will be shared, strategies will be developed or adjusted and innovative achievements will be shared. This is expected to result in a cost reductive, safe and controllable strategy for managing complex defence logistic operations.Military operations are pre-eminently complicated logistic operations. For the defence sector these logistic issues are more current than ever. Complex international alliances and an increasingly critical society require a different approach of the logistic processes than the defence sector was used to. New ways of cooperation between government, industry and research are an important aspect in this matter. Shortly representatives of these sectors will meet to extensively discuss these issues and its challenges and opportunities. The platform where this will all happen is the international conference ALICE 2009, ‘the logistic burden of complex defence operations’. The delegates present will discuss the required strategic amendments in defence logistics and its consequences in terms of new or altered personnel skills, the role of IT and of performance based logistics. For instance as far as personnel issues are concerned, Mr. Walther Ploos van Amstel, senior advisor of the Dutch research institute TNO, will speak about the human factor in defence logistics. In particular he will deal with the required competences for future logistics leaders.

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