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KARACHI – The Governor of Sindh, Imran Ismail said that no less than 70 different sectors are directly related to the construction industry which paved the way for wide job opportunities for the masses.
According to a press release issued here on Thursday, the Governor of Sindh said this during a visit to the multi-storey tower construction site in DHA phase-8. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan is very interested in promoting this industry without any compromise on quality and also expected from relevant stakeholders to realize their professional and ethical responsibilities in this matter.
“Focus on the construction industry with the motive to activate the economy and create jobs,” he said while appreciating HMR Group of Builders for supporting this struggle.
HMR Group Chairman, Haji Mohammad Rafiq Pardesi and Director, Hasnain Pardesi explained to the Governor about the project by mentioning that 19 world-class multi-storey towers are being built in an area spread over 33 hectares in DHA.
The project is said to provide the world’s housing facilities for the people and may also revitalize the country’s construction sector.
President, Bank Islami, Syed Amir Ali, Senior Vice Chairman, Businessmen Panel, Mian Zahid Hussain, ABAAD Patron, Mohsin Sheikhani, Chairman of ABAAD, Fayyaz Ilyas, former Chairman of ABAAD, Hassan Bakshi along with other well-known builders including Zeeshan Zaki, Chairman, Forum American – Pakistan Business Development, Zeshan Altaf Lohiya, Chairman, Pakistan Stock Exchange, Sulaiman Mehdi and other prominent figures representing the business community were also present at the occasion.
After receiving European Green Capital 2020 title, Lisbon will host the first of many tomorrow’s events in its continued role as a facilitator of a more sustainable future for the fashion industry. Event, Sustainable Fashion Business, is a one-day conference that takes place at Lisbon Academy of Sciences, featuring an array of speakers from around the world, discussing topics and discussing how the industry can move forward in a positive manner.
Being the first Southern European capital to accept this distinction, it recognizes the developments that have taken place within the city over the past decade. Friday’s event will be hosted by Lisbon Environment Council Member José Sà Fernandes, who will present to both physical and digital audiences the benefits of manufacturing in Portugal and how the country is taking greater responsibility for its manufacturing capacity. With climate crises occurring more and more every day, it is imperative that we work across borders, industries and sectors to tackle this struggle together. By openly tackling global markets, the Portuguese capital wants to bring together leaders and visionaries in creating the circular and sustainable future we so desperately need.
The event will focus on various sectors in the industry such as clothing, jewelry, footwear and accessories, drawing on the heritage of craftsmanship and artisanal talent that form the cornerstone of the country’s infrastructure. The Transitional Minister for Environment and Energy, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, will also take part to highlight the business opportunities that lie ahead in the transition to a greener and more responsible industry.
The schedule, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CET, consists of panel discussions, conversations, interviews and talks from various industry players. It will address topics such as education, and its role in sustainability, as well as green financing schemes, textile waste and the importance of technology. Emerging into the post-pandemic world, this topic has never been more prevalent. Organizations like Ellen MacArthur Foundation, PANGAIA and Farfetch were just a few of the few who spoke at the event with input from such designers Priya Ahluwalia, Mats Rombaut and Alan Crocetti. In addition to the scheduled talks, there will be opportunities for visitors to network with investors and industry leaders throughout the day. An exhibition space has also been installed to showcase recent Portuguese initiatives and help visitors to better understand the scope of possibilities available through collaboration and partnerships.
Seeing the country’s textile heritage, the Portuguese State Secretary for the Environment, Inês Costa, remains hopeful about the future. “Disruption must be the basis for the evolution of this industry,” he said. “To innovate and invest in sustainable raw materials and production processes, low-carbon logistics and circular business models are key. Businesses that value quality and longevity, over quantity and brevity, alongside the value of repair and reuse, represent the future. “With the government now working more closely with the industry itself, this presents a sense of optimism and hope in instilling and acting in a change mindset.
Although Portugal may be a small country, its readiness to adapt has solidified its offering as a manufacturing hub. When the textile industry experienced a crisis in 2003, with the relocation of production to other regions such as Asia, forcing business owners and entrepreneurs to look for alternatives. Today, with most of the production plants located in the North, the country’s industry is distinguished by special offerings and high quality, mastering complex design work with technological innovations and, most importantly, advanced solutions in the field of sustainability. “The fashion industry is one of the most polluting in the world and there is an urgent need to find new solutions that meet the needs of responsible consumption,” commented José Sá Fernandes, Environmental, Climate, Energy and Green Structure Advisor in the City of Lisbon, as he discussed the importance of upcoming conference. “While we may undertake a reduction in quantity to ensure better quality and durability of materials, talking about it is everyone’s job. I believe that those who will attend this conference will also begin to believe and have hope for a better future. “
With tomorrow’s conference only one way to draw attention to the actions that need to be taken in realigning the industry, the city is set to organize ongoing events to keep issues at the forefront of everyone’s mind. “Events like Sustainable Fashion Business are very important to raise public awareness about the changes that are being made,” Costa continued. “Good practices, brands and institutions that invest to be part of a circular economy, and that place sustainability at the heart of their business, are what we need to address.”
Laura Balmond, a research analyst at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Program Manager of the Make Fashion Circular Initiative, was excited to be a part of the discussion. “Sharing knowledge will be key to finding innovative solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing fashion,” he said while explaining the critical need for such events. “The crisis cannot be solved with just one organization. By bringing together people from across the fashion industry to tackle this problem, the level of collective ambition can be increased. We are all responsible for creating a better fashion industry and hold each other accountable for making it happen. “
This event is a call to action, uniting the industry to rewrite the road that lies ahead. If each participant can leave even with 1-2 changes to make in their business, the long term impact of this event will be very important in the years to come. Now is the time to share ideas, resources and expertise to ensure that as an industry, spread around the world, we can become a positive force for good both socially and environmentally. And, as Balmond concludes, “While the challenges can be daunting, it’s important for fashion brands to get started and explore the possibilities rather than waiting until all the answers are available. Businesses need to work together to allow clothing to keep circulating, policymakers need to create the enabling conditions for these materials to emerge, investors need to support the scaling of new innovations, and academics need to keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. “Everyone has a role to play and going forward we must take responsibility to ensure that, through individual circles of influence, we can be a part of this collective change.
The world’s music streaming platform hasoften a source of controversy and debate in the music industry. While many love the convenience they offer listeners and the ability to reach markets easier than ever, many artists face economic and financial strife over their low pay-per-stream. United Kingdom Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) is aware of these issues and is now engaged in a new investigation into the economic impact of streaming platforms on the music industry as a whole.
On the DCMS Committee website, officials shared a statement highlighting the large revenue generated by the company and emphasizing how small a portion was actually paid to the artist. “With streaming currently accounting for more than half of the global music industry’s revenue, this investigation will look at the business models operated by platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play,” the statement read. “Streaming music in the UK generated over £ 1 billion in revenue with 114 billion streams of music in the past year, but artists can be paid as little as 13% of the revenue generated.”
The British Parliament asked artists, labels and executives to share their experiences to assist with the investigation. They’ve asked five questions they want those affected to answer in an effort to better understand how the situation applies to people across the music industry.
What is the dominant business model of a platform offering music streaming as a service?
Do new features related to streaming platforms, such as algorithmic curation of music or corporate playlists, affect consumer habits, tastes, etc.?
What are the economic and long-term implications of streaming on the music industry, including for artists, record labels, record stores, etc.?
How can the Government protect the industry from indirect effects, such as an increase in music piracy? Does the United Kingdom need an equivalent Copyright Guidelines?
Is there an alternative business model? How can policy support a fairer business model?
It is interesting to note that apart from the assurance that the artist was paid properly, the organizers also looked at how streaming affects physical record stores.
The deadline for submission is Monday, November 16th. You can also send testimonies to officials on their committee pages here.
NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2020 / PRNewswire / – AIM Tell-A-Vision® Group (AIM TV) today announced that Raw Travel® is launching the first of 20 new original episodes for an eighth consecutive season this weekend, 17 and October 18. The first subscribed television series, Season Eight, will be shown in more than 173 cities representing 95% of the United States. “… we can offer a bit of escape and hope until travelers can safely visit neighbors again …” Thanks to a busy filming schedule before the pandemic, Raw Travel will launch an entire season of original first-air content. After a 7th consecutive season of audience and distribution growth, the show challenged broader trends in the television industry. Home travel fans crave elusive and safe travel experiences months after the pandemic first hit U.S. shores, and the travel TV genre may be more popular than ever. a solo urban exploration of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Indonesia. Upcoming episodes include visits to Lithuania, Ukraine, Turkey, Colombia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Ethiopia, the country of Georgia, as well as limited domestic travel to the United States. “Buddy Road Trips”, as well as more traditional and authentic trips. “Volunteering” (giving back) and “ecotourism”, as well as authentic cultural experiences, will also continue to be the recurring and dominant themes of the show. “While our goal is to get viewers to travel, hopefully we can offer a little escape and hope until travelers can safely visit neighbors again,” says producer Robert G. Rose. “The travel industry has been hit particularly hard by this epidemic. People are suffering. But I also believe that this is an opportunity to redefine and address issues such as over-tourism and environmental sustainability issues so that the “industry can come back smarter. We want to be at the forefront of this effort,” Rose added. The show is currently airing every weekend in the United States on over 200 broadcast affiliates such as WNYW Fox. 5 and WWOR My9 in New York, KCBS 2 and KCAL 9 in Los Angeles, WFLD Fox 32 and WPWR 50 in Chicago, etc., with multiple broadcasts each week in most major markets. In addition to its domestic growth, Raw Travel continues to expand its international presence in various outlets around the world. Raw Travel is also featured on several In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) offerings on airlines such as American, Delta, Air Canada, Virgin America, and more enc ore. The official Raw Travel Season 8 trailer is available on RawTravelTrailer.com and RawTravel.tv for more information. ABOUT RAW TRAVEL TVRaw Travel is an adventure and lifestyle travel series featuring independent, environmentally and socially conscious travel. The series mixes the themes of ecotourism and voluntourism (giving back) to underground music and authentic culture in a unique way. Every weekend, the show is seen in more than 173 American cities on major broadcasting subsidiaries and several international territories (Asia, Africa, Europe …). It can also be found on several major airlines. AIM Tell-A-Vision Group produces the show and oversees its national and international distribution and internationally. Visit RawTravel.tv for more information. ABOUT THE AIM GROUP TELL-A-VISION Tell-A-Vision (AIM TV) is an independent production, content and distribution company founded by media veteran and entrepreneur Robert G. Rose. Since 2000, AIM TV has produced and distributed positive and compelling content that reflects a mission of presenting “Media That Matters”. Visit AIMTVGroup.com for more information. .