Domestic Content Protection – Intersindical RTVV Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:28:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Domestic Content Protection – Intersindical RTVV 32 32 Canceled flight ? Getting a refund could get easier Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:28:28 +0000

Responding to a “flood of airline service complaints” during the pandemic, the US Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed rule changes to make it easier for airline passengers to collect refunds for canceled or delayed flights.

As travel demand has reached near pre-pandemic levels, airlines have admitted they often lack the staff needed to operate flights, causing a rise in cancellations and delays – and complaints from travelers who say airlines have been slow to offer refunds.

Current rules require US airlines to pay refunds and flight vouchers for cancellations and “significant changes” to flight schedules, but do not clearly define what “significant changes” mean. As a result, refund policies vary between airlines, according to consumer advocates.

“This proposed rule would protect the rights of travelers and help ensure they get the timely refunds they deserve from airlines,” US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.

Under the proposed rule, a “significant change” can mean a change in departure and/or arrival time of three hours or more for a domestic flight or six hours or more for an international flight. The definition of “significant” also includes a change of departure or arrival airport, an increase in the number of connections and a change in aircraft type if this means that the passenger experience is degraded.

Under the new rule, flight credits or vouchers would be valid indefinitely when passengers cannot fly for pandemic-related reasons, such as a government-imposed travel ban or border closures. The rule also requires airlines to pay refunds, rather than travel credits or vouchers, if the company “has received significant pandemic-related government assistance.” Most of the nation’s largest carriers received funding in 2020 and 2021 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to avoid mass layoffs.

“I am pleased that the Department of Transportation is now addressing this issue,” said Charles Leocha, president of Travelers United, an airline consumer advocacy group. But Leocha would like the agency to go further by shortening the three-hour window to change domestic flights to 90 minutes.

The Department of Transport fined Air Canada more than $2 million in November 2021 for what the agency described as “extreme delays” in reimbursing thousands of consumers for flights to or from of the United States which have been cancelled. The agency says it is pursuing fines against 10 other airlines for similar delays in paying refunds.

A spokesperson for a trade group that represents that country’s largest carriers declined to comment on the proposed rule, but said the airlines “provide the highest level of customer service and are committed to working with travelers to meet their individual circumstances”.

US airlines issued nearly $13 billion in cash refunds in 2020 and more than $8 billion in 2021, according to trade group Airlines for America. Complaints about refunds among airline passengers have been declining since May 2020, according to the group.

The airline trade group issued a statement last month admitting that carriers are still struggling to overcome pandemic-related issues.

“Our country’s ‘new normal’ has a steep learning curve, and American airlines are adapting and implementing long-term solutions as quickly as possible to keep things running smoothly. We recognize that our work is not over, which is exactly why we will continue to listen to our customers and take action to show our commitment to safety, service and you,” the post said.

Despite rising demand, airlines are struggling to return to the financially rosy pre-pandemic times when most carriers reported record profits. In the first quarter of 2022, US airlines reported a net loss of $5.1 billion, according to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

The Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee, a panel that advises the Department of Transportation, will hold its first hearing on the proposed rule on August 22 in Washington, D.C., but anyone interested can attend the meeting via Zoom after registering by line. Members of the public can submit comments on the proposed rules at, file number DOT-OST-2022-0089.


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Chicago teacher Pedro Ibarra convicted of child sex abuse Tue, 02 Aug 2022 20:56:00 +0000

A former Chicago public school elementary teacher was sentenced Monday to 50 years in federal prison for child molestation and child pornography, the US Department of Justice said in a press release.

Pedro Ibarra, 48, accepted a plea deal earlier this year on charges of sexually exploiting a child and attempted sexual exploitation of a child. He was first charged in February 2022 after sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy in neighboring Indiana the previous summer.

A federal sentencing memorandum is written in a manner that lucidly recounts and condemns the conduct of the accused throughout.

“Ibarra drove approximately 4 hours to assault a 12-year-old boy,” the court document begins. “Four hours. Ibarra had four hours to recognize the wrongfulness of his conduct. Ibarra had four hours to reflect on the fact that the child he was about to see was a quarter of his age. Ibarra had four hours to recognize that this boy was the same age as some students at Ibarra Elementary School.

Prior to his arrest, the accused taught elementary school students for approximately 18 years, most recently at Volta Elementary in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood. Just over a year before his arrest, Ibarra successfully defended himself against allegations that he improperly touched and grabbed a brother and sister’s buttocks on numerous occasions. Brought up for misdemeanor, he was acquitted.

On June 21, 2021, Ibarra began messaging the boy who lived in Indiana. During online chats and calls on Google Duo, the accused convinced the boy to record sexually explicit material. The next day, Ibarra went to the minor’s house, picked him up, took him to the hotel and sexually assaulted him. Some of these abuses have been recorded.

However, the boy’s parents called to report him missing that night. The boy returned home while police were still there and, according to the sentencing note, “reported that ‘Pete’, a man he met online, had taken him to a local County County motel. Hancock and engaged him in sexually explicit conduct at the motel.”

Ibarra was identified and arrested on June 23, 2021.

Once local law enforcement learned he had crossed state lines to abuse the boy, federal agents were brought in on the case and the defendant’s electronic devices were seized. Law enforcement first found the video Ibarra recorded of his conversations with the Indiana boy, along with additional child pornography material depicting another minor.

The identity of the second boy was confirmed by his mother after federal agents showed him ‘sanitized exploitation footage’. He was sexually abused at an Americinn in Oswego, Il. early June 2021. And, again, child pornography material was produced from that meeting.

In the sentencing note, the government relays graphic representations of the content discovered on Ibarra’s cellphone.

“At the time of sentencing, the Government will show the Court a photograph of [the Indiana boy], taken the night Ibarra saw it,” the document reads. “His extreme youth is evident. The wrongfulness of the conduct should have been more than apparent from the moment Ibarra saw the child in person – if it had not taken place in Ibarra at any time before that.

In another section of the memo, the government goes back and forth between what the second boy told government agents about what he expected to happen at the hotel and how he appeared to act in conversations with the accused. In sum, the boy later voiced the idea that he thought Ibarra was also a teenager he was just going swimming with – but the government doesn’t believe that to be true.

Excerpt from the memo in detail:

The government’s position is that on June 2, 2021, at the Oswego Motel, Underage Victim 2 intended to express her romantic feelings for Ibarra, someone the child believed to know and love. The government’s position is also that underage victim 2 probably did not expect a male in his 40s to arrive. Based on the text messages, Underage Victim 2 knew that Ibarra was able to drive, afford a motel room, and that Ibarra had some kind of job; however, nothing in the chat suggests that underage victim 2 was looking for a much older man (e.g. references to “dad”). The same goes for Minor Victim 1, who also indicated that he believed Ibarra was closer to his age.

“While each child may have downplayed their own involvement, and likely have, the government is simply offering this: This is what happens when you try to pretend a child can be a consenting sexual partner,” continues the folder. “A 12 or 14 year old boy can develop a crush or sexual attraction to another person without desiring invasive sexual contact with a man four times his age. Boys of this age think they want a lot of things.

The document goes on to say that the second boy, months after the encounter, had begun a process of suicidal ideation and is now undergoing weekly therapy sessions in an effort to cope with the trauma.

The government also alleges that Ibarra attempted, but ultimately failed, to meet a 13-year-old boy from Indiana through SnapChat and “another platform.” He also possessed a large amount of child pornography, the memo notes, “representing at least 19 identified victims,” ​​which the governments say “is likely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ibarra’s collection. of child sexual abuse material” due to data storage. and collection issues.

By agreeing to plead guilty, the accused accepted a sentence of 30 to 90 years behind bars. The government required a minimum sentence of 50 years. Judge James Patrick Hanlon compelled this request. If Ibarra is ever released from prison, he will be subject to lifelong supervision.

The sentence note describes the length of years as necessary to protect the community as a whole [emphasis in original]:

Parents and school officials trusted Ibarra with the children because no one knew he was untrustworthy. No one knew what he was doing online when he got home. No one was aware of his sexual attraction to minors. And maybe if Ibarra never came to Hancock County, IN, we would lack hard evidence of Ibarra’s depravity. If no one had immediately arrested Ibarra, seized his phone, and conducted a thorough search of that phone, who knows what would have become of the allegations of underage victim 1. If Ibarra had not recorded his sexual abuse of minors, he is likely no one would have believed that Ibarra had even a victim.

“Ibarra hunted online and went to great lengths to cultivate the victims,” ​​the Assistant United States Attorney said. Kristina M. Korobov concludes. “Ibarra’s calculation speaks to his character, his sexual appetite, and the lengths Ibarra was and is willing to go to in order to feed his amoral desires. … Calculating offenders like Ibarra need that kind of deterrence. The community and our children deserve this protection.

[image via Hancock County Sheriff’s Department]

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HCMC will synchronously apply Decree No. 45 on environmental protection | Ho Chi Minh City Mon, 01 Aug 2022 05:30:20 +0000
HCMC residents will face severe penalties if they fail to classify domestic solid waste at source

Deputy Director Nguyen Thi Thanh My first informed that Decree No. 45 retains all content still adapted and practical to the current reality of adopting legal policies on environmental protection. Its new points lie in

_a list of violations of environmental legal procedures, revised in accordance with the new regulations of the Environmental Protection Act 2020;

_methods of forcibly returning illegal profits;

_instruction on the identification of the rejection volume and sanctions for any sample exceeding the regulatory limits;

_detailed regulations on the effective period of sanctions for infringing activities;

_clearer regulations on the subjects to be penalized for failing to classify household solid waste at source, or to classify and manage ordinary industrial solid waste;

_amendments to fines for non-classification of household waste and non-compliance with public sanitation rules;

_Authorization given to districts and HCMC Export Processing Zones Management Board (HEPZA) to force suspension of operations and enforcement.

She also mentioned some content that needs more specific guidance from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, such as measures to deal with many violations in one case, some of which are beyond the power of the Ministry. investigation unit; the means to suspend operations by force and remedies in case of negative impacts of violations.

Commenting on the new form of punishment for violation activities such as environmental pollution recorded by camera systems in Decree No. 45, the Deputy Director said that the identification of violations of public sanitation rules has been the weakness of Decree No. 155 in 2016. With this new Decree, HCMC is able to timely discover and amend violators. The city has already provided corresponding instructions on how to use extracts from camera systems for indirect sanctions. Currently, offenders receive warnings either directly or through meetings in their neighborhoods, and will be punished if this action continues to occur.

To prevent people from polluting the environment, it is necessary to establish cooperation between local authorities, state environmental officials, social organizations, neighborhood members and local police officers. Otherwise, even surveillance camera systems cannot improve the situation. The city also approved the local urban order management force and construction inspection team to punish administrative violations of public sanitation rules.

Discussing the severity of a penalty of up to VND 1 million (USD 43) for those who do not classify their domestic solid waste at source, Deputy Manager My said that this task is detailed, as well as the specific time to be accomplished, in the Environmental Protection Act 2020. HCMC is developing an appropriate roadmap for implementation.

The piloting time in the city revealed that the most important factor for the success of this waste classification is the cooperation of city dwellers, sufficient technical infrastructure (waste collection devices, containers, frequency of waste collection and transport to transfer points and treatment plants), modern waste treatment technologies to treat this waste after classification (transformation into compost, fertilizer or energy).

At present, it is essential to accelerate the propaganda of the advantages of this waste classification to the public so that they actively and voluntarily participate in the task, gradually forming this new useful habit. It is only after this propaganda and an upgrade of the technical infrastructure necessary for this task that the municipal authorities will be able to consider sanctions.

Finally, the Deputy Director informed about the current state of preparation for the implementation of Decree No. 45 of August 25, 2022. Immediately after the publication of Decree No. 45, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of HCMC sent Dispatch No. 5572/STNMT-TTr on this matter to People’s Committees of all counties and Thu Duc City, HEPZA, Saigon Hi-tech Park Management Board and Security Department public of HCMC.

By the day of entry into force of Decree No. 45, relevant units of HCMC will have prepared sufficient facilities and human resources for synchronous implementation throughout the city. During the passing of this decree, any issue that arises will be dealt with by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of HCMC or sent to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for further instructions if the matter is out of scope. his power.

By Minh Hai – Translated by Thanh Tam

Mission Produce becomes the first US importer of avocados Fri, 29 Jul 2022 23:30:25 +0000

OXNARD, Calif., July 29. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mission Produce, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVO) (“Mission” or the “Company”), a global leader in the supply, production and distribution of fresh Hass avocados with additional offerings of mangoes, announced today that it has imported some of the first avocados into the United States from the Mexican state of Jalisco. The new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certification of Jalisco avocados for the U.S. market gives Mission access to an additional source of premium fruit supply, helping the company meet a strong domestic demand.

“We are excited to expand our long-standing partnerships with Jalisco growers to bring an enhanced supply of high-quality avocados to the United States,” said Keith Barnard, senior vice president of sales and supply at Assignment. “Jalisco has supported our growing distribution in export markets since 2009, so we are in an optimal position to capitalize on the region’s access to the United States and strengthen supply consistency for our American customer base.”

More than 600 orchards on 8,000 hectares of avocado trees in Jalisco have been officially certified by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). 1 The Association of Producers-Exporters of Aguacate de Jalisco (APEAJAL) predicts that producers will initially export three to five thousand tons of Hass avocados to the United States each week. 1 The majority of Mission’s avocado imports from Jalisco will be routed through the company’s mega distribution center in Laredo, Texas to the rest of Mission’s nationwide network.

“Jalisco’s fruit is of excellent quality – the region is home to highly skilled growers, professionally managed farms and high-yielding trees,” said Rigo Perez, director of Mexico Sourcing. “Additionally, the Mendez and Hass crops from Jalisco extend the season for avocados available in the U.S. by approximately six to eight weeks, so we look forward to leveraging the additional volume to complement our existing Michoacán sourcing strategy. .

“After sourcing fruit from Jalisco for decades, we are thrilled to be one of the first to bring this premium product to the US market,” Barnard said. “Avocados have become a staple of the American diet, so the increase in available supply is supporting the category’s growth.”


  1. “Mexican Avocados from Jalisco are Licensed in the United States” Produce Blue Book. July 18, 2022. Available at

About Mission Produce, Inc.:

Mission Produce is a global leader in the global avocado industry. Since 1983, Mission Produce has sourced, produced and distributed fresh Hass avocados and, beginning in 2021, fresh mangoes, to retail, wholesale and foodservice customers in more than 25 countries. The vertically integrated company owns and operates four state-of-the-art packaging facilities in key growth locations globally, including California, Mexico and Peru, and has additional sourcing capabilities in Chile , Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Brazil, Ecuador, South Africa and more, which enable the Company to provide a year-round supply of premium fruit. Mission’s global distribution network includes 12 advanced distribution centers strategically positioned in key markets in North America, China and Europe, offering value-added services such as ripening, bagging, custom packaging and logistics management. For more information, visit

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]]> Michael Mohr-Ramirez: Time for real fiscal responsibility Thu, 28 Jul 2022 21:01:28 +0000

In an 1802 letter to Albert Gallatin, Thomas Jefferson said, “We might hope to see the finances of the Union as clear and intelligible as the books of a merchant, so that every congressman and every man of no any mind in the Union should be able to understand them, investigate abuses, and therefore control them.

Few Americans understand “Union finances,” also known as the federal appropriations process. It’s fair to say that the typical citizen understands their basic rights – freedom of speech, trial by jury, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (to name a few). However, many are unfamiliar with the complexities of what happens with their tax money after it is collected by the Internal Revenue Service.

Fortunately, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., has a plan to increase transparency, balance the budget and reduce congressional spending.

Braun’s budget proposal would promote balance within 10 years and save more than $5 trillion, without raising taxes. To do so, his plan would gradually limit federal spending to 17.5% of potential gross domestic product, the 50-year average of income.

The Braun budget would also properly realign spending, ensuring that all lawless, non-military programs are subject to review by the respective House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Many of these programs have gone unchecked for years because the rules for mandatory — or outright — spending differ from those applied to discretionary spending.

In addition, it promotes transparency and accountability by withholding congressmen’s salaries if the annual budget exceeds the deadline, requiring all new mandatory spending to be offset, and requiring the Treasury Department to release information to citizens. on annual government spending. With these provisions and more, Americans born after 2001 would have the opportunity to experience a fiscally responsible nation with a balanced budget for the first time.

Over the past few months, one word has been on the minds of all Americans: inflation. Production costs, changes in demand and fiscal policy are driving these astronomical numbers. While the United States is not the only country struggling with inflation, misguided regulatory policies have done much harm and little help. Demand for products is staggered as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, creating conditions conducive to the price increases we are seeing across many sectors.

One of the biggest culprits of inflation is Congress. In fiscal year 2021, the government spent $6.82 trillion, or about 30% of gross domestic product. However, it only collected $4.5 trillion in revenue, resulting in a deficit of $2.77 trillion. This includes the inflationary $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, legislation with a potential real cost of $3.5 trillion over the next decade.

At the start of FY22, Congress passed the fiscal year deadline of September 30, passing one continuous resolution after another, until it finally appropriated $1.512 trillion in a March 2022 omnibus for the remainder of the fiscal year. In an age of multi-trillion dollar spending programs and relentless resolutions, taxpayers have good reason to be deeply concerned.

Now, as if competing for a role in “The Walking Dead,” the Build Back Better Act looks set for a comeback from the grave. President Biden’s 2,468-page capstone bill passed the House in November. At the time, the Congressional Budgeting Office estimated that at a minimum it would cost $1.7 trillion and add $160 billion to the national debt over the next decade. However, this price could reach more than 5 trillion dollars. Clearly, the Senate — particularly Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia — is being more cautious than the House, easing the pork-laden bill to offset drug price reform.

Under Braun’s proposal, the respective House and Senate Appropriations Committees would no longer be able to block partisan and wasteful spending and then celebrate its eventual passage as if future generations wouldn’t have to foot the bill. By withholding members’ salaries until the annual budget was passed, Congress was allowed to eat away at the budget through continuing resolutions.

By disseminating information to the typical citizen about the government’s financial situation, it encourages community participation and engagement, and by requiring cost compensation, it ensures that the government recoups its investments over time.

The nation’s fiscal condition is at critical mass, and it is the responsibility of elected officials to fix the spending problem they have allowed to fester for decades.

Michael Mohr-Ramirez is the head of government affairs at the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. He wrote this for His column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Lima News editorial board or AIM Media, owner of The Lima News.

Blurring boundaries in the “new normal” of work – Rolf Schmucker Wed, 27 Jul 2022 03:12:07 +0000

The good news is that “hybrid” work promotes employee self-determination. The bad news is that it’s hard to keep work at bay.

Coffee breaks? Those that were good (carballo/

During the pandemic, working from home has experienced an unprecedented boom. According to many observers, the associated changes in the organization and work processes will frame the work of tomorrow. “Hybrid” working in different places chosen by themselves (in the office, at home, on the road) is becoming the “new normal” of the world of work.

In addition to better protection against infection, working from home can have other advantages from the employee’s point of view. Avoiding travel can save time. And greater flexibility in planning and scheduling work can increase individual freedom of action and facilitate work-life balance.

Generalized desire

Various surveys indicate that most employees who have worked from home would like to keep this option even after the pandemic is over. Very few, however, would want to completely move their workplace to their own home.

There is a widespread wish to be able to decide the place flexibly, depending on the situation, whether to work in the company or from home. HR managers at many companies find themselves challenged to advertise the possibility of location flexibility in the competition for the skilled workers in demand.

Does this “new normal”, as a side effect, promote the union demand for greater employee self-determination over their working time? Do the changes mean more sovereignty over working time, at least for employees who can work from home?

The annual Good Work Index published by the Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB), the German trade union federation, helps to answer these questions. In 2021, 6,400 employees in Germany were interviewed for this representative employee survey. Two reference groups were formed: employees of the “new normal”, who communicate digitally and often work from home, and those of the same occupational groups who mainly work in a fixed workplace, referred to here as “the old normality”.

Conflicting results

The survey results highlight the adversarial nature of work in the ‘new normal’. Employees who frequently work from home enjoy greater self-determination over their working time: 78% say they can influence it to a (very) high degree, which is only the case for 58% in the world of “old normal” work ( Figure 1).

Figure 1: influence of workers on the organization of their working time

new normal, work from home, hybrid work

At the same time, the working hours of employees in the “new normal” are much freer. A third (32 percent) need to be frequently available to their employer, even in their free time – in the “old normal” this only applies to 18 percent. In addition, employees in the “new normal” work outside of their normal working hours without pay much more frequently (28%) than employees who cannot do their work from home (13%). And in the “new normal”, almost half (46%) say they often shorten their breaks, while only 29% in the “old normal” do so (Figure 2).

This loss of constraint on work in terms of time has psychological corollaries. For effective recreation, it is necessary to be able to detach from work-related matters in one’s free time. However, nearly half (47%) of “new normal” employees often cannot. In the ‘old normal’, only a third (34%) have problems mentally disconnecting from work.

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Figure 2: dissolution of working time

new normal, work from home, hybrid work

The “new normal” is therefore not only characterized by a loss of physical demarcation between work and the private sphere. Temporal and mental borders are also dissolved.

Work without limits

Why, despite greater self-determination over working time, do those in the “new normal” more often work without limits? Data shows that the more time pressure and deadlines there are at work, the more often people work beyond old boundaries in the “new normal”. While the proportion of those who often work without pay in their free time is between 10 and 18 percent, when they work very often under time pressure, this proportion drops to half (49 percent).

The loss of constraint in the “new normal” is therefore less the expression of a self-determined organization of working time than the result of an excessive workload. It is true that boundary removal also increases among “old normal” employees when working under high time pressure, but it is much less pronounced there.

The organization of working time is always linked to the determination of the amount of work and its objectives. Self-determined working hours that truly increase employee flexibility are only possible with realistic performance measurement.

The breaking down of boundaries in the “new normal” is facilitated by the loss of the physical boundary between work and free time. Work is no longer finished by leaving the workplace; mobile devices or home work room make it possible to resume work at any time.

Provisions undermined

Provisions that have been put in place over decades to protect employees from undue stress and health risks are often challenged in the case of mobile working. Norms for the organization of working time and its recording are neglected. This is less noticeable because the way work is done at home remains invisible to company representatives, colleagues and superiors. Designing good working conditions in the “new normal” therefore raises new challenges.

At the start of the pandemic, the work of many employees was often transferred to their own walls at short notice and without much preparation. Questions of working hours, technical equipment or ergonomics have often been left aside. It is time to learn from this experience. For healthy work design in the “new normal”, it is not enough to hand employees laptops and smartphones: human work design standards must also apply.

An important step is to create a legal framework defining the conditions and limits of remote work. The objective would be to reinforce the effective self-determination of workers on their place and their working time. Within these legal ‘guardrails’, the design of the ‘new normal’ could be embodied in specific organizations through collectively bargained arrangements. Data from the DGB’s Good Work Index also shows that the loss of work constraint is much less pronounced if company regulations on working from home have already been agreed.

The early and full participation of labor and workplace representatives is a prerequisite for overcoming the invisibility of work in the domestic context. Working in the “new normal” is not a program in itself to humanize it. Only by strengthening employee rights and designing concretely with the participation of those affected can it really be used to strengthen self-determination.

Rolf Schmucker is a social scientist and director of the DGB Good Work Index institute in Berlin. The institute conducts annual surveys of workers in Germany about their conditions.

North America Industrial Fasteners Market Mon, 25 Jul 2022 13:21:06 +0000

New York, July 25. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the publication of the report “North America Industrial Fasteners Market – Growth, Trends, Impact of COVID-19 and Forecast (2022 – 2027)” – https://www.reportlinker .com/p06309375/?utm_source=GNW
Due to the growth of end-user industries such as manufacturing, automotive, and construction among others, the demand for industrial fasteners has increased in the North American region.

Industrial fasteners have been one of the major components of hardware equipment or hardware devices and are designed as permanent or semi-permanent. One of the main advantages of using a semi-permanent fastener is that hardware equipment joints can be removed without damaging the fasteners. Most of the fasteners used for heavy duty hardware equipment in end user industries are made of aluminum alloys which are composed of elements such as iron, copper, manganese, magnesium and others. The presence of such elements makes it more prone to corrosion and requires coating.
Anti-corrosion coating is one of the main requirements for industrial metal fasteners in industry. Due to demand, various anti-corrosion metallic coating vendors have developed new methods to prevent corrosion for the market under study. For example, in June 2021, Greenkote announced the new Greenkote G5K coating which provides a minimum of 5,000 hours of corrosion protection against salt spray testing. The method made it possible to meet the ASTM B117 specification.
North America is home to many automotive manufacturers, electrical component manufacturers, aerospace manufacturers, and medical equipment manufacturers. For example, according to ATD’s Truck Beat (2021) report, in the first half of 2021, commercial truck sales were 231,813 units, which was up 28.5% from the first half of 2020. These trends are expected to boost the demand for industrial fasteners in the region.
Additionally, the growing use of industrial fasteners in the construction industry further supports the growth of the market studied. For example, according to the Department of Commerce (United States), in May 2022, construction spending increased slightly to 0.1% after increasing by 0.5% in February 2022.
However, factors such as the emergence of alternatives such as high-quality adhesives as well as the growing demand for durable solutions are challenging the growth of the studied market.
The COVID-19 outbreak has severely affected the North American region. This continues to negatively impact various industries as demand decreases along with several supply chain disruptions and operational challenges. Decreasing activity in end-user industries has had a negative impact on the market studied. However, the market is expected to trend upwards as the impact of COVID-19 diminishes across the North American region.

Main market trends

The automotive industry will hold a large market share

The automotive and aerospace sector is one of the major consumers of industrial fasteners due to a large number of parts involved both in the production process and in the product itself. Nuts, bolts, screws and washers are some of the most commonly used fasteners in these industries.
Due to the growing demand for commercial and passenger vehicles in the region, the demand for automotive grade industrial fasteners is increasing. For example, according to data released by StatCan in April 2022, passenger car sales in 2021 accounted for 345.35 thousand units and 1293.7 thousand units in 2021, compared to 325.49 thousand passenger car units and 1233.06 thousand light truck units in 2020.
Due to the demand, vendors are introducing various brands to meet the demand for light vehicle industrial fasteners. For example, in February 2022, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions announced the launch of the Treadstrong brand, which comes with an e-commerce website. The brand presents wheel fasteners for light vehicles. Some of the fasteners are black lug nut for Ford F-150, black lug nut for Ford Explorer, black lug nut for Ford Mustang and black lug nut for Ford F-150.
Additionally, vendors operating in the region are also expanding their portfolio of light vehicle fastener products as their demand increases. For example, in January 2022, Auto Bolt announced its association with Pac-West Fasteners to expand its customer base on the West Coast of America. The collaboration is expected to add a strong new customer base for the company.

The United States holds a major market share

The United States is the largest economy in the North American region and has many diverse businesses centered around major buyers of fastener products including the automotive, aerospace, and military sectors. Therefore, the country is expected to remain a major consumer of industrial fasteners.
Rising public and private sector investment to upgrade the country’s infrastructure is expected to further boost the demand for industrial fasteners. For example, in November 2021, US President Joe Biden signed into law a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill, making several investments to rebuild the country’s roads, ports, bridges and railroads, between others. This will create new opportunities for market players as industrial fasteners are widely used in such construction projects to ensure safe and strong final construction.
Several players in the region are focusing on the use of new technologies and specialization to develop innovative and customized fastening solutions for a wide range of applications. Specialty fasteners are already a growing market and are commonly used in the aerospace, automotive, construction, mechanical and agricultural industries.
For example, in March 2021, an American manufacturer of load indicator fasteners, Valley Forge & Bolt, launched the new High Temp Maxbolt, which can operate in temperatures up to 650°F for a wide range of applications and with proven performance. in extended high temperature run times and thermal cycles. With a high-temperature lens and easy-to-read gauge, the new bolt performs in fast heat-cycling applications and in prolonged high-temperature situations.
Moreover, the automotive sector is another major sector driving the demand for industrial fasteners. For example, according to the Center for Automotive Research Organization, the automotive industry is one of the most organized industries in the United States. Historically, the automotive sector has contributed about 3-3.5% to overall gross domestic product (GDP). These trends are expected to create a favorable market scenario for the growth of the industrial fasteners market in the country.

Competitive landscape

The North American industrial fasteners market is moderately fragmented with local and international players having decades of experience in the industry. “Market vendors are integrating a powerful competitive strategy based on their expertise. Some of the major players operating in the market include ARaymond Industrial, Fontana Gruppo, Illinois Tool Works Inc., and LISI Group, among others.

December 2021 – Trimas Corporation announces the acquisition of TFI Aerospace. Located near Toronto, Canada, TFI is a manufacturer and supplier of specialty fasteners used in a variety of applications, primarily for the aerospace end market. The acquisition is expected to help the company further strengthen its presence in the North American region.
January 2022 – Fastenal Co., a distributor of original equipment manufacturers (OEM), maintenance, repair and operation (MRO), construction, industrial and security products, is working to accelerate the process. In 2022 and beyond, Fastenal expects its “digital footprint” sales to represent an even higher percentage of overall sales. “The company’s goal is to reach 55% by 2022, but they think it could eventually reach 85%.”

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New York, NY, July 20 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The pension secures the material needs of the elderly and forms the foundation of wealth for the sustainable development of our society. China is transforming into an aging society and faces the challenges of “aging before getting rich” and “aging before getting ready”.

In response to the “aged problem” of an aging population, China has implemented a series of pension reform initiatives. The “Opinions on Pushing Forward Private Pension Funds Development” of April 2022 specified the methods for developing the third pillar. We believe that this initiative will make a difference in the following three aspects. First, the accumulation of private pensions through market-based investments helps improve the pension protection system. Second, granting tax benefits is conducive to stabilizing consumer expectations. Third, the introduction of long-term funds facilitates high-quality circulation of technology, capital and the real economy.

Globally, mutual funds have always been the dominant force in retirement plan investing. In China, repos managed by mutual fund managers reached RMB 4 trillion, accounting for 50% of the total investment entrusted to repos in China. Developing the third pillar pension is a new mission given by the times. The nature of pensions determines that the management of their investments must pursue a “long-term and sustainable” objective. In this regard, we have the following four opinions.

First, we need to create long-term sustainable investment returns for clients on the asset side

A scientific and diversified asset allocation is the key to sustainable and solid returns on the underlying assets. Stocks are the largest investment target for pensions: In 2020, mutual funds held $5.5 trillion in US IRAs, with $2.3 trillion allocated to domestic equity funds and 0.800 billions of dollars to foreign equity funds. The fact that repos continued to flow into the capital market not only contributed to the development of technological innovation capital in the United States, but also pushed American stocks out of the long-term and growth bull run. slow. Global pension investment is diversifying with an increase in green investments, offshore investments and alternative investments. This means that a diversified allocation will provide a tailwind to improve the long-term risk-reward ratio of investment portfolios.

In terms of technological means, smart digital integration could be the solution to the problems posed by long-cycle, large-scale and cross-cutting investments, as well as mass customers. Strengthening asset management across the business chain through smart digitalization will reshape the efficiency and quality of value creation.

On the product side, target pension funds can better translate fund returns into returns for clients. These funds allow for a stable, long-term retirement investment and are an appropriate default choice for investing private retirement accounts when combined with the life cycle of individuals. The results show that the target pension funds are ushering in a period of rapid development thanks to strong performance and good control of risk and retracement. By the end of 2021, pension target funds exceeded RMB 110 billion.

Second, we need to expand long-term sustainable funding sources for the third pillar

The development of the third pillar must be consistent with the goal of common prosperity, emphasizing inclusiveness and covering as many people as possible. However, pure tax benefits do not provide sufficient incentives to middle and low income groups, as confirmed by the pilot launch of the third pillar at an early stage. Experience abroad shows that in addition to tax advantages, support for the flexible transfer of private pensions between different pillars can play an important role in promoting the development of the third pillar. We recommend opening the transfer channel between company annuity, occupational annuity and private pension accounts.

Third, more effort needs to be made to leverage ESG investments to share long-term sustainability dividends

A sustainable and quality development of the company is the key to a long-term return on investment. The application of ESG strategies in pension investing has become a mainstream trend as ESG strategies are highly compatible with the characteristics of long-term, risk-averse pension investing as well as a comprehensive measurement of social returns.

In addition to financial statements, ESG investments will measure the non-financial risks faced by companies. Those with poor ESG performance in investment portfolios will be exposed to significant risks. ESG investing removes tail risk from portfolios by assessing the value of companies on all fronts. Environmental and social problems can only be solved by major technological innovations in the long term. In this process, there will certainly be key technological breakthroughs and industry upgrades, delivering long-term alpha returns in EGS investment strategies. ESG investing will also consider the spillover costs caused by companies to society, re-examine the value creation and allocation of companies to society, and genuinely weed out outstanding companies that can create value both economic and social. Institutional investors can allocate resources through ESG strategies or participate in corporate governance to improve the quality of the company, in order to promote quality and sustainable development of society.

Finally, mutual funds should further improve their capabilities for sustainable long-term asset management for better pension management.

Essentially, pension management involves managing the long-term allocation of funds between categories. Mutual funds should improve their response to change and uncertainty and build capacity for sustainable asset management.

China Southern Fund Management Co., Ltd. (“Southern Asset Management”), one of the earliest approved fund management companies in China, has remained true to its original aspiration and continuous efforts for 24 years. She has taken an active part in and promoted the development of China’s mutual fund industry. Since 2002, when it was enlisted as an investment manager for the National Social Security Fund (“NSSF”), Southern Asset Management has been deeply involved in the pension business for almost 20 years and is dedicated to provide “one-stop lifecycle management” of retirement assets. By the end of 2021, the company had more than RMB 350 billion in pension assets under management, considered a trustworthy and credible manager by the National Board of Social Security Fund (“NCSSF”), as well as company annuities, professional annuities and retirement objectives. finance customers. In the future, we will continue to implement top-down design for high-quality development of the pension industry and become an eternal century-old enterprise.

The construction of the third pillar has been launched. We are fully aware of our responsibility and the social expectations of us. We will keep our mission of “continuously creating value for our clients” firmly in mind and strive to pave the way for mutual funds to serve the national pension system. Thanks!

Company name: China Southern Asset Management

Contact person: Si Chen



]]> Size of the $22.4 billion enterprise information archiving market, globally, by 2030 at a CAGR of 16.8%: Verified Market Research® Tue, 19 Jul 2022 14:15:00 +0000

Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) software integrates products and solutions to archive user communications content such as text messages, emails, instant messaging, and public and corporate social media data .

JERSEY CITY, NJ, July 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Verified Market Research recently released a report, “enterprise information archiving marketBy type (content type, services), by deployment mode (cloud, on-premise) and by geography. According to verified market research, the enterprise information archiving market size was valued at $7.5 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $22.4 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 16.8% from 2022 to 2030.

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The global digital transition has been accelerated by COVID-19. Businesses are currently facing tough new hurdles due to expanding remote work settings. This is leading to an increase in the number of people working from home or remotely, as well as a change in the way staff connect to corporate networks. Collaboration platforms like Slack, Microsoft Groups, Google Meet, and Zoom have become common among businesses. As a result, businesses can retain higher volumes of digital conversations, as well as difficult file types like huge video files from virtual conferences. Businesses squarely measure investment in technology that enables psychological functionality awareness and analytical capabilities due to increased cybersecurity concerns and the need for secure remote access.

Large enterprises are adopting many advanced solutions to manage their corporate data, given the vast pool of digital corporate data available to them. However, many companies stick to old and time-consuming methods like manual management of digital corporate data due to budget constraints and also lack of awareness of corporate data archiving. As a result, many SMBs rely on old manual and alternative/tactical system archiving approaches to managing their business data. Lack of coaching and capabilities to manage advanced enterprise data archiving solutions is one of the biggest factors that is expected to slow the pace of their adoption. These capabilities differ from region to region and therefore the adoption of advanced enterprise data archiving solutions in North America and Europe is higher compared to other regions. Resistance to change is another issue that keeps staff from adopting enterprise data archiving solutions.

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  • January 2022: Proofpoint has acquired Dathena, an innovator in AI-based data protection to strengthen its cloud-based people-centric security solutions by adding AI-based data classification to its information security offerings and cloud.

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The major market players are Microsoft (US), HPE (US), IBM (US), Google (US), DELL (USA)Veritas (US), Barracuda (US), Proofpoint (US), Smarsh (US), Mimecast (UK), ZL Technologies (US), Global Relay (Canada), Micro Focus (UK), OpenText (Canada), Commvault (US), Solix (US), Archive360 (US).

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      • Rest of Asia Pacific
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      • Middle East & Africa
      • Latin America

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Data protection bill: more dreaded control if data is stored locally Sun, 17 Jul 2022 18:00:00 +0000

The government, in its new data protection bill, focuses on preventing citizens’ data from abroad, as certain types of data “must physically remain within borders”.

However, stakeholders fear that this will serve to tighten control over domestic and foreign organizations and international companies.

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The observations were made during a meeting held at the capital‘s Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel yesterday, where the government’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division unveiled the latest project.

With this bill, Bangladesh joins the ranks of countries, including India, Russia, China and, to some extent, Spain, Indonesia and Australia, which are already implementing or considering to the implementation of the localization of personal data.

According to the latest draft, the government will set up a data protection office, which will be responsible for the implementation of this law.

This office will have the right to access all forms of data, to order any “data controller” in any organization to “provide all data required by it to perform its duties”, and to physically enter any space or to access any equipment where the data is stored.

The draft also includes a provision stipulating that domestic and foreign organizations must store certain types of data locally.

This means that no data transfer can take place without the consent of the chief executive of the digital security agency.

“We want to secure our citizens’ data,” said Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Minister of State for ICT Division, who chaired the event.

Foreign Minister Masud Bin Momen said, “Data protection is a serious strategic intention. Data sovereignty is at the very center of the debate. And data localization is important. Democratic content moderation is important.

Huma Khan, senior human rights adviser with the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, expressed concern about a provision of the draft.

The provision would allow the government to direct the CEO in charge of this law to act “in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of Bangladesh, state security, friendly relations with foreign states or of public order”.

She said: “We have seen how such provisions have been abused in the case of the Digital Security Act.”

Representatives from the business sector have expressed concerns about how the provision will affect international business and trade.

Stakeholders from Mastercard and the US Chamber of Commerce said cross-border transfer of financial data is necessary for businesses.

Nihad Kabir, President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said, “We would get lost in the woods about data transfer, data storage, etc.

State Minister Palak said stakeholders had negotiated and debated with the government, but not with big tech companies.

Iftekharuzzaman, executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh, said the government is a user of data and therefore cannot be the enforcer of this law.

“The implementation must be done by an independent authority or a commission created by the government.”

The purpose of the law should be protection, not control, he added.

Justice Minister Anisul Huq said: “All future global developments will require data protection legislation to ensure the privacy, security and protection of individuals and organizations in the new digital world.”

The ICT Division incorporated comments from 17 organizations for this draft and revised 40 articles of the law, including the removal of a provision that previously granted the DG impunity from prosecution.

NM Zeaul Alam, Principal Secretary of the ICT Division, M Shahidul Haque, its Senior Legislative Expert, and Tarique M Barkatullah, Director of the National Data Center were present at the event.