Indian Media Face A ‘C’ Change

first_imgThe Big B, Hindi cinema superstar Amitabh Bachchan, was missing at FICCI Frames, the annual meeting of the entertainment and media (E&M) industry held by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. So was information and broadcasting minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi, who was supposed to inaugurate the recent three-day event in Mumbai. In his absence, there were no policy pronouncements, something that had been eagerly awaited. But most participants shrugged it off, because the unstated theme this year was not change, but three other “C” words: consolidation, corporatization and convergence.Yet change has, in fact, been occurring. As filmmaker Yash Chopra, the Frames chairman, said at the inaugural session: “New technologies and ideas and young and brilliant filmmakers are here to take the [film] industry forward. A revolution has happened in the industry.” Frames co-chairman Kunal Dasgupta, CEO of Multi Screen Media (formerly Sony Entertainment), was equally optimistic about television. “What is happening in the industry is that the professionals are becoming entrepreneurs and are setting up ventures in various fields like digital distribution and content creation,” he said. Consolidation is a topic because growth has slowed. According to a report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in conjunction with FICCI, the industry grew 17% last year to $12.8 billion. That is lower than the 23% growth of the previous year and the four-year compound annual growth rate of 19%.The report’s title, “Sustaining Growth,” is a message in itself. A breakdown by industry segment reveals that television, at $5.65 billion, grew 18% last year, compared with 21% in 2006 and 23% in 2005. Filmed entertainment – both Hindi and regional cinema – grew 14% to $2.4 billion, down from 24% growth in 2006. Print, at $3.7 billion, grew at 16%, compared with 17% in 2006. Only online advertising’s growth rate increased, but at $67.5 million, it is just a small part of the larger picture.PwC says the industry is getting its second wind before galloping again. It projects that the television industry will grow at 23% this year and 22% annually through 2012. The numbers for filmed entertainment are not as heartening: 15% growth this year and 13% through 2012. Print is marginally better off, with projections of 14% growth in both cases.The comparative growth rates may look small, but in a global context they are impressive. The global entertainment and media industry grew 6.5% last year to $1.53 trillion. The PwC report estimates annual growth for 2007 through 2011 at 6.4%. But even while the Indian E&M industry is a minnow in the international ocean, everyone seems to want part of it.Private equity and foreign direct investment have been particularly active. Deals struck last year include a $56.6 million investment by Baytree Investments (Mauritius) and others in direct-to-home satellite television player Tata Sky; a $40.2 million infusion by Walt Disney Company in United Home Entertainment (which owns children’s channel Hungama TV); and Reuters Singapore’s investment of $21.9 million in Times Global Broadcasting, the television arm of the Times of India group. Meanwhile, the Abu Dhabi Investment House has announced $400 million in funding for an entertainment city in Navi Mumbai (New Bombay).“This industry is going to see a lot of investment from various sources – private equity, venture capitalists, the public,” says Rajesh Jain, director of information, communications and entertainment for KPMG India. “As we move toward a brand-driven society, more and more advertising bucks will be placed here.” There have also been a number of new alliances. George Soros picked up a 3% stake in Anil Ambani’s Reliance Entertainment last year. One of India’s fastest-growing media conglomerates, Network18, snapped up Infomedia, a leader in business directories and B2B and B2C publications. And Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s state-owned investment company, bought into television broadcaster INX Media.“The E&M industry in India has reached an inflection point,” says Chirag Negandhi, media analyst at Enam Securities. “Opportunities and growth embrace all its segments.” TV channels lead the growth story, he says. Yet while more than 100 are active now, not all of them will survive. A period of consolidation is on the horizon.Consolidation or Convergence?But does consolidation or convergence come first? For many, they are two sides of the same coin. The quickest way to fill technology gaps is through mergers and acquisitions. Consider Network18, which has two general news channels – CNN-IBN and IBN7 – and two business channels – CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awaaz, the latter in Hindi. It has an Internet company, Web18. It provides real-time news services through Newswire18. Homeshop18 is the group’s online and on-air retail venture.Not content with this array, Network18 devoted 2007 to filling its perceived gaps. It formed a joint venture with Viacom, called Viacom18, which will run the channels that were previously under the corporate umbrella of MTV India. Studio18 is a foray into filmed entertainment. The Infomedia acquisition has led to new ventures in print. Network18 now has struck an alliance with Forbes to launch a business magazine in India. The Financial Times of London has broken off its relationship with the Delhi-headquartered Business Standard and formed an online venture with Network18. That arrangement could crystallize into a business newspaper. (The Wall Street Journal’s collaboration with The Hindustan Times group to produce the business newspaper Mint demonstrates that it can be done, despite restrictions on foreign direct investment in media.) Meanwhile, Network18 has launched a joint venture with Jagran Prakashan, the publisher of one of the largest-selling Hindi dailies, for a Hindi business paper. The Network18 story is being repeated in many E&M houses across India.Technology convergence, too, has led to alliances. Hindi daily Dainik Jagran has tied up with Yahoo to launch a co-branded Hindi portal. Digital Media Convergence Ltd., owned by Subhash Chandra, has launched a mobile TV application in collaboration with public sector telecom services provider BSNL. Everywhere you look, companies are fitting pieces of the puzzle together, even if the big picture may take time to evolve.Convergence is a global phenomenon and “it is going to happen here at a faster pace partly because – from a technological point of view – we have leapfrogged,” says Ravi Bapna, associate professor and executive director of the Center for IT and the Networked Economy at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. “The wireless networks here, for example, are state-of-the-art and, as soon as 3G rolls out, we are going to see movies on cell phones.”The synergies created by convergence will “increase the size of the pie,” Bapna says. “This will also foster innovation because, with content being delivered across multiple platforms, it will need to be segmented more effectively … and there will be a need for new pricing models, etc. As the market grows, the competitive forces and innovation will decide who gets what share of the pie.” Whether India realizes its potential depends on its ability to foster innovation, Bapna says. “Why is it that the new thinking in media like YouTube is not coming out of India?” he asks. “It’s because the ecosystem for entrepreneurship in this area is still at the very early stages. People have good technical ideas but they don’t know how to take them to market. We have the media people and the tech-savvy people but we don’t have people who are coming out with ideas that create new demand from the consumer. The business aspect is where I still see some barriers – our ability to think two years ahead of what the consumers are going to really want and to come up with an application to deliver it. Like in Silicon Valley, the universities and the entrepreneurs here need to work very closely together.”Increased CorporatizationJain of KPMG says that consolidation and corporatization have occurred in almost all E&M segments. “Broadcasting was one of the first movers,” he says. “In print, too, consolidation was there earlier. But with the regional print media now being recognized to be as important as national mainstream print, there is increasing consolidation. Outdoor advertising is very fragmented. But several large players with deep pockets have come in to play.”In the film industry, “a huge amount of corporatization has happened from a viewpoint of where the money comes from,” Jain says. “In distribution, there is a lot of consolidation happening. More and more people are getting into mainstream distribution and this trend will continue.” Direct-to-home is already corporatized like the broadcast industry, he says, while “in the cable industry, because of the fragmentation … the process of corporatization will take time unless regulatory pressures force consolidation.” The advertising industry has always been corporatized, he says.“The new media is still evolving, but given the large amount of private equity, corporatization is only a matter of time,” Jain says. “As more and more private equity comes into play, it brings in significant improvements in governance standards. Over $500 million has been committed by private equity in the past 12 months in some form or other.“Many people tend to look at corporatization as a legal structure,” he adds, “but corporatization needs to be viewed in three or four contexts. The mere fact of having a company and a legal corporate structure alone is not corporatization. The governance around it, consolidation and professionalization are the more important attributes of corporatization. From this perspective, corporatization in the Indian media and entertainment industry is not slow. There is a lot of it already happening.”Except for some very large companies, “we still have miles to go” regarding corporate governance, Jain says. In terms of professionalism, the industry, like many others, is seeing a talent crunch. “One has to realize that this industry cannot be compared with, say, the manufacturing industry. Given the creative nature of the industry, one has to balance the three elements of entrepreneurship, professionalism and creativity. Given that, professionalism is happening and it will continue to grow.”Bapna of the Indian School of Business agrees. “Corporatization was slow for a long time, but in recent times it has been picking up at a good pace,” he says. “In my opinion, we are over the hump. In the film industry, for example, right now everything is aligned with big business, and the corporate sector can get in and start funding movies. It’s more like a regular business than some kind of street-business model. Going forward it will only increase. It will become more and more like Hollywood. We will also see global players getting involved because this is a large market. We have already seen that big studios from the U.S. have been tapping talent in the animation field. But now, like everybody else, these companies will also look at India as a market.”Cricket, Cinema, Comedy and Crime Conference participants raised other areas of concern, among them the credibility of news channels. India has more than 50, all desperate for eyeballs, and news can fall victim to sensationalism. “Today, the consumer demands the 4 C’s, namely cricket, cinema, comedy and crime,” says G. Krishnan, CEO of the India Today Group-owned Aaj Tak Hindi news channel. “There is no option for news channels but to feed the viewers with what they want.”Speakers at a session on “news entertainment” pointed out that the response was limited when serious issues such as farmers’ suicides were aired. This was not just a matter of perception; it was underscored in audience participation programs that involved telephone call-ins or text messages. “We do carry stories that matter, and we do deal with social responsibility,” Krishnan said. “But at times, when things really get demanding and competitive, in the interests of our channels, we have to go for what the viewers want and not think of social responsibility.”No consensus emerged, but it was evident that the era of news as entertainment would continue. And that could be dangerous: As another panel on social responsibility pointed out, it could invite government censorship.Piracy was the other major issue. Asha Swarup, the information and broadcasting secretary who filled in for minister Dasmunshi, touched on the subject the very first day. “Piracy has been hampering the rapid growth of the entertainment business,” she said. “The only way to tackle this is to ensure tight scrutiny from the supply side. Simultaneous or quick release on the Internet or home video could be an alternative to curbing piracy.”The issue came into sharper focus on the conference’s third day, when U.S.-India Business Council president Ron Somers released a study – “The Effects of Counterfeiting and Piracy on India’s Entertainment Industry” – produced by the Council and consulting firm Ernst & Young India. “This study estimates that the Indian entertainment industry loses some 820,000 jobs and about $4 billion annually to the piracy menace,” Somers said. “This is an unacceptable loss by any measure.”In some ways, the Indian E&M industry has itself has maintained a cavalier attitude toward piracy. Almost every successful movie abroad has a clone in Hindi. A visitor from New York would find much that is familiar on local TV channels, even though he did not understand the language. And advertising in India, even as little as a decade ago, gave new meaning to the word “copywriter.”In a globalized environment, intellectual property becomes sacrosanct, and the Indian E&M industry is no longer playing to just a domestic gallery. First, there is the diaspora. Second, in areas including cricket, gaming and animation, India is becoming mainstream. Frames 2008 demonstrated that: Foreign delegates numbered 500. Some of the industry’s big players headed to Las Vegas for April’s National Association of Broadcasters jamboree. The title of one session: “Globalizing Bollywood.”   Related Itemslast_img read more

10 months agoREVEALED: Chelsea give up Hazard option as part of BVB Pulisic deal

first_imgREVEALED: Chelsea give up Hazard option as part of BVB Pulisic dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have scrapped their option for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard.BILD says in talks with Borussia Dortmund to sign Christian Pulisic, Chelsea agreed to write off their first refusal clause for Hazard.BVB see Hazard as a replacement for Pulisic and weren’t prepared to sell the American to the Blues unless they agreed not to compete for the Belgium international.Hazard confirmed recently, “Yes, Chelsea has a say in what happens to me. But that’s governed by the clubs.”However, the Blues will now allow BVB to move for the midfielder without any counter offer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ban monitoring developments in aftermath of massive earthquake in Chile

27 February 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he is keeping a close eye on the situation in the Pacific Ocean after a huge earthquake rocked Chile this morning, threatening to send tsunamis crashing through the region. “The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to those who have lost family and friends and wishes those injured a speedy recovery,” read a statement attributable to his spokesperson.According to media reports a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook the southern Andes, killing nearly 150 people.“The Secretary-General is very closely monitoring developments, including the risk of Pacific Rim tsunamis, after the huge earthquake in Chile,” read his statement.Mr. Ban is also seeking to contact the United Nations” Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), based in Santiago, the capital of Chile, for an assessment of the earthquake and information on UN staff.In addition, the UN system, through its Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), is on standby to offer rapid assistance to the Chilean Government and people. read more

NAFTA the NDP and a new tag line 3 ways federal politics

OTTAWA — Parliament Hill was absorbed by the scandal that was Anthony Scaramucci this week, with even the most focused of policy-makers wondering how their best-laid plans on NAFTA could possibly deliver, given the constant chaos engulfing the White House.Even with the resignations of three key political figures over the past few days — Newfoundland’s finance minister Cathy Bennett, Ontario environment minister Glen Murray and former B.C. premier Christy Clark — Canadian politics looked placid in comparison.Scaramucci — fired Monday as Donald Trump’s communications director just 10 days after he took the job — was let go by the president’s new chief of staff John Kelly, whose visit to Canada last winter when he was secretary of homeland security was so enthrallingly normal that political insiders in Ottawa took some heart.Beyond the Scaramucci gossip and some outrage over sweltering Air Transat passengers stuck on a plane on a runway for six hours, federal politics brought changes on NAFTA, the NDP and government’s approach to economics.Here are three ways politics mattered this week:NAFTA TogethernessThe Liberals’ strategy on renegotiating NAFTA shifted into high gear this week as the first round of talks on Aug. 16 drew closer.One of Canada’s top negotiators, Kirsten Hillman, has been named deputy ambassador in Washington. New consuls-general have been dispersed across the U.S. to sing the praises of Canadian trade. A multi-partisan advisory council that includes National Chief Perry Bellegarde and former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose has been set up. And the premiers have all committed to showing a united front with Ottawa — as long as they are kept in the loop.Missing in all this togetherness is the broader public, which needs to stay convinced that renegotiating NAFTA is in its best interests. Listening to public opinion could prove tricky at times: Can Canada’s negotiators resist the U.S. push for more competition in the telecommunications sector — which would threaten the market dominance of big Canadian companies — if it means lower fees for Canadians’ devices? Can Canada ignore the U.S. demand for larger volumes of internet purchases to cross the border duty-free at a time when Canadians are embracing online shopping? At what point do Canadian dairy-farm supporters become fans of cheaper milk?For all of Ottawa’s deliberate knitting together of alliances, the U.S. has some natural allies of its own in Canada.Money and the NDPThe race to become the next leader of the federal NDP has become more well-defined now that party members can see clearly how each of the candidates is faring at fundraising.Numbers released this week from Elections Canada show Ontario legislator Jagmeet Singh is well in the lead in terms of money, although he is second place in terms of the number of donors. His support is highly concentrated in his home base of Brampton, Ont., but he has raised more money than his competitors in the biggest provinces — Ontario, B.C. and Quebec.MP and former punk-rocker Charlie Angus comes in second for the amount of money raised since January, and first in the number of donors. Niki Ashton and Guy Caron place third and fourth.If political donations are a measure of party-member engagement and enthusiasm, there are undoubtedly many NDPers taking a closer look at all the party totals for the year so far. The NDP is a very distant third place behind the Conservatives and the Liberals at a time when the left-wing party is struggling with debt.A new tag lineJob creation numbers were up again in July, for the eighth month in a row, and unemployment is now at 6.3 per cent — the lowest since before the global financial crisis of 2009. The report comes after last week’s news that the economy as a whole expanded by a juicy 0.6 per cent in May.As is becoming a habit, federal Liberals quickly associated themselves with the strong numbers, along with a new tag line: “Lots of hard work still to come.”The tag line is more than idle chatter.The Bank of Canada is responding to the strong growth by tightening up the very loose monetary conditions that have fuelled domestic spending for so long. And market economists are asking whether the federal government should be tightening up too, just as major infrastructure funding is starting to flow in a serious way.The tag line suggests that no, they will not rein it in, and that they see a lot more room for fiscal expansionism in the future. read more

Help needed for Congolese refugees in Uganda UN agency says

The 3,000 North Kivu people camping at Ishasha need food, water, sanitation and a secure location further inside Uganda, spokesman Ron Redmond of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told a news conference in Geneva.”Our main concern there is for the security of the refugees,” he said. “Ishasha is only three kilometres away from the border along an unmanned border post. We have requested that the Uganda authorities set up police and army posts near the site to protect the refugees.”More than 10,000 had arrived last week from the DRC’s North Kivu province because of fighting between the Mayi-Mayi militia and another so far unidentified rebel group and more than 7,000 of them had returned home, he said.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) had told UNHCR it could provide food for the Ishasha refugees, but only if they moved to a more permanent camp called Kyaka II (pronounced Tchaka), where 8,000 Congolese refugees live and which can house 10,000 more. Meanwhile, the local Ishasha authorities had exhausted their food supplies.Between 5,000 and 7,000 Congolese had fled Ituri across Lake Albert late last week because of fighting between Hema militia from a faction of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC-L) and the Lendu people’s Nationalist and Integrationist Front (FNI). They arrived in Nkondo in Uganda’s Hoima District, south of Ishasha, and were unwilling to move to Kyaka II.”The majority of them are women and children, who are reluctant to leave the border area until their husbands and fathers arrive,” Mr. Redmond said. “This is a source of concern to us, since there are serious health risks for the refugees in staying where they are.”At the end of last week there were 20,000 new Congolese refugees in western Uganda, according to UNHCR. read more

Peter Mark has rowed back on charging its hairdressers training fees

first_imgPeter Mark has rowed back on charging its hairdressers training fees Trade union Unite said the fee was used to “claw back wage increases due to young workers”. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share20 Tweet Email1 HAIRDRESSING CHAIN PETER Mark has decide to withdraw its recently introduced ‘training fee’ for new hairdressers.Trade union Unite, which represents workers in the hairdressing sector, had fought the introduction of the fee, which it said was used to “claw back wage increases due to young workers”.Unite informed Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty to the situation; the issue was also raised in the Dáil this week by TD Joan Collins.“In recent days another large employer, Peter Mark, imposed a new training fee on its trainees. It did this explicitly to recoup from trainees the benefits lost due to the abolition of training rates to low-paid workers following the Government’s much trumpeted and very welcome enactment of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018.”The hairdressing chain confirmed that it is abolishing the training fee and will pay the workers concerned the proper rate backdated to 4 March, when the new legislation came into force.The decision to reverse the fee was based on discussions to establish an apprenticeship for the hairdressing industry.In a statement, Peter Mark said it welcomes this apprenticeship, and believes “it is essential that the implementation of a statutory apprenticeship is now fast-tracked so that hairdressing apprentices can avail of the same benefits as other apprenticeships”.“Peter Mark looks forward to continuing to providing training of the highest standards to its apprentices and equipping them with the skills to develop a lifelong career in the industry.”Unite Senior Officer Brendan Ogle said the news again demonstrated what workers acting collectively can achieve:“Over the past two weeks, we have highlighted Peter Mark’s attempt to subvert the benefits of the new legislation by imposing a new ‘training fee’ on workers. Sunday 12 May 2019, 4:42 PM Short URL 26 Comments center_img 33,852 Views May 12th 2019, 4:42 PM Yesterday the company bowed to pressure, abolished the new fee and confirmed to workers that they will apply the proper payment rate backdated to 4 March.Regional Officer Patricia Rogers added: “While this news is very welcome, workers should be under no illusion: only by continuing to act collectively can they maintain and improve their terms and conditions going forward.” Image: Shutterstock/megaflopp Image: Shutterstock/megaflopp Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Un Français sur trois ne se soignerait pas en raison du prix

first_imgUn Français sur trois ne se soignerait pas en raison du prix des soinsFrance – D’après un récent sondage mené par Viavoice et publié mardi 12 octobre, les Français seraient 36% à déclarer avoir renoncé à certains soins, ou bien à les avoir remis à plus tard, et cela en raison de leur coût.Ce sondage Viavoice a été effectué sur commande du Collectif interassociatif sur la Santé (CISS), et il montrerait clairement la difficulté d’accès aux soins en France cette année. Ainsi, parmi les sondés, près d’un tiers a déclaré avoir renoncé ou repoussé certains soins en raison de leur coût. La moitié des répondants a entre 25 et 34 ans.La Couverture Maladie Universelle est utilisée par 38% des répondants alors que la moitié des 25/34 ans ont déclaré avoir renoncé ou différé leurs soins. Une situation qui ne devrait pas s’améliorer alors que l’Assurance maladie a annoncé dernièrement vouloir réduire les remboursements de dépenses de santé, comme le rappelle l’AFP.Le 13 octobre 2010 à 17:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

SJM hosts appreciation luncheon for Macau media

first_img“SJM is once again very pleased to host this annual gathering to show our appreciation to Macau’s media. We salute the loyalty of the Macau press to the principles of good journalism, as you continue to keep the public informed, impartially, of local, national and global events,” he said.​Discussing SJM, Dr So added that, “We are expecting a year of rapid progress towards completion of our Grand Lisboa Palace project on Cotai, supported by our solid business on Macau Peninsula.“The opening of the beauty arcade JA Avenue and Jai Alai Hotel last year have added more non-gaming elements to our growing business portfolio. We are also proud that Grand Lisboa continues to be the only hotel in the world with seven Michelin stars, giving substantial content to the designation of Macau as a Creative City of Gastronomy.”​ Arnaldo Ho’s Lisboeta launches first recruitment drive RelatedPosts Lack of Cotai presence stings as VIP decline sees SJM lose more market share in 2Q19 Load More Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) paid tribute to the work of local media at its annual media appreciation luncheon held at Grand Lisboa on Monday. Over 80 representatives from Macau’s media attended the event and were greeted by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SJM Dr Ambrose So, Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer Angela Leong, Director and Chief Operating Officer Louis Ng, Director Dr Rui Cunha, and senior management of the company.Dr So thanked the media for being supportive to the company during his speech.last_img read more

Trump says hes not above the law

first_imgDonald TrumpUS president Donald Trump stated Friday that he was “not above the law,” but reaffirmed his “absolute right” to pardon himself.On departure to a G7 summit in Canada, Trump said he was mulling a raft of pardons, including a posthumous pardon for boxing legend Muhammad Ali, but not for himself.”I’m not above the law. I never want anybody to be above the law,” Trump said, before adding “yes, I do have an absolute right to pardon myself. But I’ll never have to do it because I didn’t do anything wrong. And everybody knows it.””There’s been no collusion,” he said in reference to a major investigation into his campaign’s ties with Russia that has already brought multiple charges and guilty pleas.”There’s been no obstruction. It’s all a made-up fantasy. It’s a witch hunt.”last_img read more

Japans Abe calls Latin America indispensable partner

first_imgSÃO PAULO, Brazil – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed Latin America as an “indispensable partner” Saturday as he wrapped up a swing through the region after sealing a series of deals.Abe’s five-country tour comes just after China’s President Xi Jinping finished his own visit to the region, which boasts coveted raw materials and, with its emerging economies, a market for exports.“Latin America has a large presence on the international stage and is an indispensable partner in my vision of diplomacy,” Abe said in a speech in São Paulo.“With my visit, I want to go one step further and sign an agreement between Japan and Latin America,” he said, adding this marked a “new chapter” in the relationship between the two.During his speech, Abe recalled the economic and trade ties linking Japan and Latin America, as well as agreements signed during his tour.On Friday, during a visit to the capital Brasilia where Abe met with President Dilma Rousseff, local state-owned oil giant Petrobras signed a loan of $500 million with two Japanese financial institutions, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance and Mizuho Bank for the construction of oil platforms.Abe, without providing details, said a Japanese company had signed a contract for São Paulo metro construction work.Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan, with a population of some 1.8 million people of Japanese descent. About 60 percent live in the southeastern and most developed state of São Paulo.The first wave of immigrants came to Brazil to escape poverty and to work on coffee plantations following an accord between the two countries.Abe honored the memory and hard work of these individuals, saying they established themselves well over the course of 100 years of “sweat and tears.”Abe began his nine-day tour of the region on July 25 in Mexico and then visited Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia and Chile before heading to Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy.In Chile on Thursday, Abe signed a series of agreements in areas ranging from mining to minimizing damage from earthquakes.Earlier in Mexico, meanwhile, he struck several energy deals, including one between state oil firm Pemex and Japan’s development bank, and another between Pemex and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation. Facebook Comments Related posts:Chinese leader’s visit has big implications for Latin America Latin America, Israel trade after trading insults The tides of Latin American populism The professor at the heart of Brazil’s market meltdownlast_img read more

Air New Zealand has taken out the Marketing Award

first_imgAir New Zealand has taken out the Marketing Award at the Airline Strategy Awards in London, organised by Flight Airline Business magazine in partnership with civil aviation practice Korn Ferry.The Awards celebrate individuals, airlines and companies supporting air transport that have demonstrated dynamic leadership and clear vision. Winners are selected by an independent panel of industry experts. The Marketing Award recognises excellence and innovation in various aspects of marketing which have contributed to overall market positioning with strong commercial results.Air New Zealand Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Mike Tod, who was in London to accept the award, says it’s terrific to have the airline’s marketing efforts globally recognised in this way.“As a relatively small carrier in global terms, award-winning marketing is strategically important for getting our brand recognised on the world stage. “We have developed a reputation for doing things differently and awards like these prove our ability to punch above our weight and deliver campaigns and content that highlight our products and services and enable us to engage with our customers.“Of course, one of the most important drivers for our brand is the people who deliver our famous Kiwi service on the ground and in the air. This is what truly sets us apart.” Air New Zealandairlinesawardslast_img read more

1Organic bison at the Bison Grill Bistro Wales

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let’s not do this any other way Representational image AFP We have written this article to express our worries and concerns over the way we are discriminating against citizens from the North East Incidents of violence and abuse related to racial discrimination have been surfacing from most major cities in the country Students and professionals from the North East have been harassed abused and even murdered simply because they were "different" We have been quick to label people and form judgements; if we see a young boy from the North East with a distinct hairstyle and sporting tattoos we assume that he is either a "junkie" an alcoholic or a drug peddler Nido Tania was just another 20-year-old boy having fun in a Delhi market with his friends when he was mocked for his "funny" hairstyle And just like any other normal teenager he retorted However what ensued after was not normal and Nido lost his life Yes the colour of his skin was of a different shade; yes he had Mongolian features; and yes his food habits and dressing choices were different but all that should not have made him any less worthy of respect and appreciation It was in response to this and other such incidents that the Bezbaruah Committee was set up The committee came up with useful directives to address the growing menace of discrimination However putting these directives into action is our responsibility We need to start by sensitising ourselves towards the needs and concerns of the northeastern community It has been highlighted in a number of reports that migrants from the North East avoid interacting with the police simply because they feel unsafe around them This is bizarre If those who are tasked to protect us do not inspire confidence then we are clearly doing something wrong We therefore need civil society groups to conduct awareness and sensitisation workshops for police officers and constables Sensitising the law enforcement agencies has to be the first step in addressing the problem Bodies such as NCERT can also help sensitise the other stakeholders in society towards the northeastern community NCERT can add a chapter on the history and culture of the North East in school curriculum so that students are familiar with the unique culture of the region from a young age Universities and colleges can also run short orientation sessions designed especially for students from the North East who are new to the city A cultural forum can be set up in collaboration with educational institutions and student associations The main objective of such a forum will be to conduct cultural festivals showcasing different North East traditions cultures handicrafts etc The government should initiate and fund mechanisms to organise awareness campaigns on rights Most surveys have found little understanding of the legal system and low awareness of important legislation such as the Prevention of Atrocities Against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act If citizens don’t know how to exercise their rights there is only so much that the legal system do to ensure justice Support can also be offered by running campaigns through social media channels such as Facebook and WhatsApp These channels can play a big role in cultivating a community spirit and offering support and advice in times of need This will not only help them adjust better and faster but people would also know whom to reach out to in case they need help and support By taking these small but proactive steps governments and educational institutions can fulfil their promise of creating a just and equitable society where diversity is not only embraced but also celebrated For it is not only the victimised community that suffers alone; 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