Textile exporters reap benefits of GSP Plus facility

LAHORE: EU Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark said the GSP Plus facility for Pakistan was moving in the right direction in terms of textile industry exports. He has expressed the hope that other sectors will also benefit from the facility accordingly.He was speaking to All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) members during his visit to APTMA Punjab… Read More Textile exporters reap benefits of GSP Plus facility

Hearing continues on disputed recycling facility at county landfill

A planned recycling facility at the Sonoma County landfill that has been caught up in a lawsuit is set for a second round of public input after its permit hearing before the Board of Supervisors was continued Tuesday.The project calls for installation of a mechanized solid waste sorting and recovery operation inside the existing transfer… Read More Hearing continues on disputed recycling facility at county landfill

Boeing contract dispute with Machinists hits home in Gresham

Sam Butcher-Doty, 24, swells with pride as he watches the jets fly in and out of Portland International Airport. As an apprentice machinist at Boeing Co.’s sprawling Gresham plant, he, like his father before him, helped put those planes in the sky.”We build the most technically advanced thing in the world, that’s really cool,” said… Read More Boeing contract dispute with Machinists hits home in Gresham

Aboriginal seniors face more challenges staying healthy, accessing care: report

First Nations, Metis and Inuit of advancing years often have poorer health than their non-aboriginal counterparts but don’t receive the same level of health-care services as other Canadian seniors, a report says.The Health Council of Canada report, released Thursday, says the health of aboriginal seniors can be compromised by poverty, inadequate housing and poor diet,… Read More Aboriginal seniors face more challenges staying healthy, accessing care: report