Cocoa Freight negotiation for 2020/21 season held in Accra

Business News of Friday, 25 September 2020

Source: thecocoapost.com

2020-09-25

Managing Director of the Cocoa Marketing Company, Vincent Okyere AkomeahManaging Director of the Cocoa Marketing Company, Vincent Okyere Akomeah

The Cocoa Marketing Company (CMC), together with the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) and major shipping lines have held the cocoa freight negotiation conference in Accra for the 2020/2021 crop season.

The cocoa freight negotiation conference which took place on 24th September 2020 was hosted for the second time in Ghana while past negotiations for the last two decades were held in Europe.

The one-day conference provided the platform for the CMC in collaboration with the GSA and the shipping lines serving Ghana’s cocoa trade to negotiate the freight rate and conditions of shipment of cocoa for the coming season.

In a welcome address, the Managing Director of the CMC, Mr Vincent Okyere Akomeah, disclosed that Ghana shipped over 500,000 tonnes of cocoa during the 2019/2020 cocoa season.

“It is significant

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Westminster needs to brush up on the art of negotiation | Scotland

It is so frustrating. Whatever the political merits and demerits of saying you will not observe an agreement already reached with another party if it no longer suits you, such a tactic is arguably a really poor negotiation strategy. It is almost bound to produce a sub-optimal outcome for your side.

Such a move appears to come from a school of negotiation that believes that bluster and assertion will cause your counterpart to change its mind. That might work if you have such a powerful position that the other party has no choice but to agree. But if that is not the case, it could be a fatal choice. The danger is that your assumptions are wrong and that you are blinded by your own hyperbole — or weakened by a lack of competence.

Really effective negotiators are skilful and nuanced. They build effective relationships with their counterparts. They

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Sunil Shukla calls CBI’s delay in the case “negotiation period” | Hindi Movie News

After fans and family of Sushant Singh Rajput question the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the delay in the ongoing case, his friend Sunil Shukla called it their “negotiation period”.
Talking to Times Now, Sunil reportedly said that after Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on September 8 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the CBI has put their investigation in a box. According to them, CBI should link Disha Salian and Sushant’s death as in both cases no suicide notes were found.

Elaborating more, he added that CBI has been meeting politicians and others under the guise of interrogation. According to him, this is nothing but a negotiation period. He also went on to claim that his late friend was murdered.

In a press conference on Friday, Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh said, “The family feels that the probe is being taken in a different direction. All attention

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NSE’s new debt platform adds voice-based negotiation facility

The National Stock Exchange has added a voice-based negotiation facility with modern tools in its recently launched ‘Request for Quote’ platform for debt securities.

The move will bring auditability and transparency to bond trading, it said.

The NSE RFQ platform supports a unified market place to trade corporate bonds, securitised debt, municipal bonds, CP, CD, G-Sec, SDL, and T-bills. This covers practically all major fixed income instruments available in India. An ISIN level market watch is provided to the participants to view the summary of market activity.

If a bond has complex terms that require some time to confirm the price, then participants can choose to close the deal on yield and later confirm the price.

The NSE Data and Analytics will be integrating its fixed income analytics tool on to the RFQ platform, enhancing its usability and providing much needed research and analytics support to the bond market participants.

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6th Circuit Reverses Order on Opioid Negotiation

The opioid MDL continues to generate significant decisions in the law of civil procedure. Arguably the most significant arrived last week in a much-anticipated ruling, when a divided panel issued a published opinion reversing the district court’s certification of a “negotiation class” in the case. Judge Clay wrote the majority opinion, joined by Judge McKeague, with Judge Moore dissenting.

As this blog twice previewed last year, at issue in this appeal was the validity of an order certifying a class for the purpose of negotiating settlement. The theory was to facilitate settlement by fixing the size of the group with which defendants could negotiate. To accomplish that goal, the order included in the class every city and county in the country, unless a prospective class member opted out within sixty days of the order. Class members would know in advance the percentage of any eventual settlement

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Monarch, others want NLC, TUC scrapped over handling of fuel price, power tariff’s negotiation

The President of Henshaw Town Council in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Etubom Nyong Effiom Okon, has called for the proscription of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) over failure to secure reduction on pump price of fuel.

Etubom Okon who spoke with DAILY POST via mobile phone on Monday, regretted the action of the two labour bodies, saying that the purpose of preparing for the strike action was to compel the federal government to reduce the pump price of fuel.

“The Labour used that name to make their money. There was never a time they had a meeting with government that yielded any dividend to workers or achieve anything, they only go there when they have something to negotiate for themselves not for the best interest of the masses

“In Cross River State, I remember when Labour went on strike over

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Afghan negotiation deadlock better than bloody battlefield stalemate: Imran Khan

We have arrived at a rare moment of hope for Afghanistan
and for our region, says Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Times published on September 26.

“With the exception of the resilient Afghans themselves, no
people have paid a higher price for the conflict in Afghanistan than the people
of Pakistan. Through decades of conflict, Pakistan has dealt with the
responsibility of taking care of more than four million Afghan refugees. Guns
and drugs have also flowed into our country. The wars have disrupted our
economic trajectory and radicalized fringes of our own society. The Pakistan I
had known growing up in the 1960s and 1970s changed in some deeply unsettling
ways.”

He said the experience taught Pakistan two important
lessons: we are too closely intertwined with Afghanistan not to cast a shadow
on Pakistan, and peace and political stability in Afghanistan cannot

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Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy

The COVID-19 pandemic and economy-shutting measures to contain it came on quickly, over a matter of weeks. But the financial fallout — from job losses, reduced hours or wages, higher medical bills, mounting credit card bills and more — could linger as an unfortunate reminder for years to come.



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Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances. Now, many more are in trouble. These are resources to help.

Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances.

Several factors got Nicole Hudson in trouble.

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“In 2005 I divorced and discovered that with credit cards I could afford the same lifestyle I was used to when I was married,” she said in an email.

But when the Phoenix

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Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances.

The COVID-19 pandemic and economy-shutting measures to contain it came on quickly, over a matter of weeks. But the financial fallout – from job losses, reduced hours or wages, higher medical bills, mounting credit card bills and more – could linger as an unfortunate reminder for years to come.

Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances.

Several factors got Nicole Hudson in trouble.

“In 2005 I divorced and discovered that with credit cards I could afford the same lifestyle I was used to when I was married,” she said in an email.

But when the Phoenix, Arizona, woman became unemployed in 2011, she realized the extent of her debt problem. “For the first time in my life, I found myself without a job but still

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Failure to encrypt. Data hostage negotiation. Continuing Blackbaud fallout. PIV challenges.

At a glance.

  • DHS IG reports on 2019 Customs and Border Protection PII breach.
  • Talking to those who hold data hostage.
  • Continuing Blackbaud fallout.
  • Challenges for personal identity verification during telework.

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General releases report on 2019 Customs and Border Protection Breach.

The US Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General has concluded its investigation into a 2019 breach at Customs and Border Protection. The IG’s report concluded that traveler’s faces, license plates, and “care information” had indeed leaked, and that some of it appeared on the dark web. The breach was traced to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) subcontractor, Perceptics, which transferred copies of CBP biometric data to its own systems, where the data were apparently left unencrypted. As the IG put it, “DHS requires subcontractors to protect personally identifiable information (PII) from identity theft or misuse. However, in this case, Perceptics staff directly violated

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