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Promotion de la NouvelleÉcosse par le secteur privé

first_imgDouze organismes du secteur privé se sont joints à la province afin de promouvoir la Nouvelle-Écosse et ses attributs à tous les endroits où ils font affaire. Les organismes, qui ont signé la charte « Où il fait bon vivre » de la Nouvelle-Écosse avec le premier ministre Rodney MacDonald aujourd’hui 4 octobre, sont les suivantes : Brain Repair Centre; Credit Union Atlantic; Les Algues acadiennes; Université Saint Mary’s; Eassons Transport Ltd.; Michelin; Oxford Frozen Foods; Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Canada – section de la Nouvelle-Écosse; Glenora Inn and Distillery; Cape Breton Partnership; C-Vision; et EastLink Television. « Les nouveaux membres forment un groupe diversifié qui représente les meilleurs aspects de notre province », souligne le premier ministre, Rodney MacDonald. « Ils sont innovateurs, créatifs, intelligents et prospères. Ils ont également de bonnes relations avec le reste du monde et peuvent nous aider à diffuser notre message à un public beaucoup plus vaste. » « Nous nous assurons toujours de dire à nos clients que nous sommes une entreprise de la Nouvelle-Écosse, ce qui nous est utile partout où nous allons », déclare Jean-Paul Deveau, président des Algues acadiennes Ltée. « Nous expédions notre produit à plus de 70 pays dans le monde, et la promotion de nos racines néo-écossaises renforce la qualité de nos produits, la créativité de nos gens et l’innovation de notre approche. » La charte officialise la participation des organismes du secteur public et du secteur privé, qui s’engagent à raconter l’histoire de la Nouvelle-Écosse. À titre de membre ayant signé la charte, chaque organisme accepte de contribuer au développement et à l’appui de l’initiative « Où il fait bon vivre ». « Nous sommes très fiers de promouvoir la Nouvelle-Écosse comme un endroit où il fait bon travailler, investir et vivre », affirme Dave Miller, directeur du personnel et de la sécurité de la compagnie de transport Eassons Transport Ltd. basée à Berwick. « En effet, nous avons pris l’initiative d’installer des affiches de la Nouvelle-Écosse sur toutes nos remorques et de partager avec nos clients et nos personnes-ressources ce qui fait de notre province un endroit unique. » L’initiative « Où il fait bon vivre » de la Nouvelle-Écosse se sert de huit termes simples pour décrire les attributs qui rendent cette province et sa population uniques : côtière, accessible, sécuritaire, authentique, fiable, créative, novatrice et ingénieuse. Dans leur ensemble, ces attributs incarnent la variété et l’équilibre qui donnent à la province sa qualité de vie sans précédent. L’initiative « Où il fait bon vivre » fait la promotion de la Nouvelle-Écosse comme un endroit où il faut bon vivre, travailler, investir, étudier, jouer et visiter. « La nature de notre travail exige une collaboration internationale », affirme Dr Ivar Mendez du Brain Repair Centre. « La Nouvelle-Écosse offre aux gens un environnement fertile où l’excellence et l’innovation peuvent prospérer. Nos collègues à l’échelle internationale le savent bien, et nous ne nous gênons pas pour raconter notre histoire. » Les membres qui ont déjà signé la charte incluent : Administration de l’aéroport international d’Halifax; Greater Halifax Partnership; EduNova; International Language Institute; High Liner Foods Incorporated; Scotia Slate; Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association; Credit Union Central; Atlantic Superstore; Heritage Gas; Alexander Keith’s; et RCR Hospitality Group.last_img read more

Philippines UN working around the clock to reach thousands affected by typhoon

Relief efforts involve creating a pipeline of aid and goods distribution with deployment of relief specialists and logistic support, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. However, unknown numbers of survivors do not have basic necessities such as food, water and medicines and remain inaccessible for relief operations. “It is vital that we reach those who are stranded in isolated areas as they are at risk of further threats such as malnutrition, exposure to bad weather and unsafe drinking water,” Ms. Carvalho said. The WFP said it is in the process of flying food, logistics and communication equipment to Cebu airport, which will become a key hub for subsequent airlift through Government partners to Tacloban. “The main challenges right now are related to logistics,” said WFP Representative Praveen Agrawal. “WFP is working with the Government to set up operational hubs and organize airlifts of essential supplies.” Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has indicated that up to 4 million children could be affected – up from the 1.9 million estimated yesterday. “We are rushing to get critical supplies to children who are bearing the brunt of this crisis,” said UNICEF Philippines Representative Tomoo Hozumi. “Reaching the worst affected areas is very difficult, with limited access due to the damage caused by the typhoon to infrastructure and communications. But we are working around the clock to find ways to get these supplies to children as quickly as conditions allow.” Therapeutic food for children, health kits, water and hygiene kits to support up to 3,000 families in the affected areas have already been mobilized from supplies available in the country, with distribution prioritized for the Tacloban area as soon as access is possible. UNICEF’s warehouse in Copenhagen is airlifting $1.3 million worth of additional supplies for another 10,000 families, including those affected by the recent earthquake in Bohol. The shipments contain water purification tablets, soap, medical kits, tarpaulins, and micronutrient supplements. The agency said it is particularly concerned by children’s health, due to the impact of the typhoon on water supply and sanitation systems. “As we get a better picture of the impact of this devastating crisis, it is clear that even more children are affected than first thought,” said Mr. Hozumi. “UNICEF is doing all it can to reach these children, as quickly as possible with critical supplies, to protect their health, safety and well-being in the difficult days ahead.” ‹ › An estimated 9.5 million people have been affected and many areas are still to be reached by relief and rescue teams. Credit: OCHA In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was extremely concerned by the impact of the typhoon, which has reportedly displaced more than 650,000 people and affected 9.5 million people. Some 10,000 people are feared dead, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). Mr. Ban noted that the UN and its humanitarian partners, in close coordination with local and national authorities, have quickly ramped up critical relief operations to help some 13,000 families in desperate need. “While many communities are very difficult to reach, with roads, airports and bridges destroyed or blocked with debris, agencies have begun airlifting food, health, shelter, medical and other life-saving supplies and have deployed specialist teams and vital logistics support,” the statement said. Mr. Ban thanked Member States for their prompt response and urged the international community to continue to show their solidarity with the people of the Philippines. UN emergency response teams arrived in Tacloban city within 12 hours of the disaster, one of the largest storms to ever make landfall. “Specialist teams from Member States and humanitarian agencies are committed and mobilized, and making their way to the Philippines,” said Luiza Carvalho, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Philippines. “They are pooling resources, food and non-food items to assist the most vulnerable people.” read more