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The Second Annual U.S.-AU Countering Violent Extremism Week

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Mission to the African Union and the African Union opened their joint Countering Violent Extremism Week in Addis Ababa today. The second annual meeting will feature a conference followed by a two-day capacity-building communications-focused workshop for practitioners from across Africa.

U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth Leonard and Principal Deputy Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism Alina Romanowski delivered opening remarks along with African Union officials highlighting the strong partnership between the United States and Africa to counter terrorism and the roots of violent extremism.

The conference will focus on developments and best practices in the Lake Chad Basin and Horn of Africa. This event will build and strengthen relationships between governments and civil society organizations, and increase the capacity of CVE practitioners to challenge extremist narratives on the African continent.

Trade Minister Visits New Zealand And Australia

Trade and investment preparations move to the next level

Trade Minister Graham Stuart promoting opportunities for UK firms at Austrade

Trade Minister Graham Stuart promoting opportunities for UK firms at Austrade

  • Minister for Investment Graham Stuart visits New Zealand and Australia, the first Department for International Trade minister to do so since the opening of consultations on future trade relationships
  • Minister promoted opportunities for UK firms in NZ infrastructure and launches a joint UK-Australia investment report which shows UK is now second largest destination for Australian investment
  • He’ll also visit China to promote UK smart cities expertise as UK-China trade reaches all-time high of £66.5 billion

With consultations over future trade relationships with New Zealand and Australia now open, Trade Minister Graham Stuart has become the first government minister to visit the countries since the consultations began.

Earlier this week, Graham Stuart was promoting was promoting UK businesses at New Zealand’s biggest infrastructure event and today (Friday 17th August) launches a joint UK-Australian investment report alongside Steven Ciobo, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

The report shows that the investment relationship between the UK and Australia grew by 22 per cent from 2010 to 2017 to more than £50 billion, meaning that the UK is now the second-largest destination for Australian foreign direct investment (FDI).

Over 500 Australian companies operate in the UK, while more than 1,200 UK companies are in Australia, employing 95,000 people. This includes BAE Systems, which landed a £20 billion contract to build nine British-designed warships in Adelaide, creating 4,000 jobs.

Combined trade between the UK and both New Zealand and Australia was worth £18.8 billion in 2018 (£2.8 billion and £16 billion respectively).

Graham Stuart, UK Minister for Investment, said:

We’ve taken a major step towards building our bilateral trading relationships with Australia and New Zealand – 2 of our closest international partners – by opening consultations on our potential future agreements. Combined, their investment into the UK delivered 95 new projects last year, creating almost 2,500 British jobs. These consultations will examine new possibilities for British exporters in the region, especially in technology and infrastructure.

The Department for international Trade is determined to help UK businesses take advantage of opportunities these, and maintain the UK’s position as Europe’s top destination for FDI.

Steven Ciobo, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment said:

Across diverse industries ranging from defence to education, technology and infrastructure, Australia and the UK continue to invest in ways that increase prosperity and create jobs in both countries.

Both countries offer large, open and flexible economies as well as an ideal location from which to access other regional opportunities, be it in Europe or Asia.

Following his visits to New Zealand and Australia, the Minister will head to the Chinese city of Shenzhen next week, where he will promote the UK’s smart cities capability at the China Smart City Expo.

Non-EU countries make up the bulk of the UK’s services exports (60.6% as of May 2018), with demand for world-class British expertise in countries such as China expected to propel this proportion higher in the years to come.

He will also visit telecommunications giant Huawei, who recently committed £3 billion of investment to the UK over the next 5 years, with a UK workforce already of 1,500 people.

UK trade with China is now at an all-time high of £66.5 billion as of the first quarter of 2018.

Judy George Joins Robert Redford, Dan Rather And George Foreman As A GRAND Magazine Cover Feature

"Businesses need to hire grandparents," says Judy George, serial entrepreneur, and author of, "The Intuitive Business Woman"

This summer’s Grand Magazine cover features Judy George, serial entrepreneur and author of two books on women-in-business and intuitive design.

A Milton, Massachusetts resident, George has now started a new family venture with her sons and grandchildren: ENVIE, a home hair straightening system that eliminates the harsh chemicals, and high-cost of salon treatments.

GRAND Magazine highlights George’s life experiences as the founder of DOMAIN, a 35-store retail chain, creator of numerous aspirational home décor brands, the importance of family, and her views on why businesses suffer when they overlook hiring grandparents.

“Grandparents, and people over 65, offer the most special communication that young people will ever experience and there is no reason why we can’t be normal contributors to the workforce. We bring a vision of hope and love that isn’t available anywhere else in the universe,” says George.

The cover feature, by Editor Christine Crosby, also includes interactive links to Judy George’s test for identifying one’s personality archetype as: Visionary, Artisan, Idealist, or Adventurer. The tests first appeared in her two books.

“The Domain Book of Intuitive Home Design” identifies how the four different personality types express themselves through their aesthetic and style choices.

 “The Intuitive Businesswoman” applies the same concept to women and business.

GRAND Magazine, Living the Ageless Life, quotes George on her views and experiences that once included hiring a plane to buzz the CEO’s office with a banner saying, “Hire Judy George, She’ll Make you Money.” She got the job!

On Style: “I was a middle child and a dreamer who created a tent-like atmosphere for myself with all sorts of gauzy fabrics and textures,” recalls George, who revolutionized home furnishing by emphasizing fashion and style that fits your personality.

On Decorating: “Start a scrapbook, which would probably be Pinterest now. I still have mine from my childhood.”

On Entrepreneurship: “I mortgaged my home to start my first business.”

On Failure: “After raising a considerable amount of money I made a lot of mistakes. I hired people with the exact same talents I had before I finally learned that great employees are the most important part of any business because they expand your capability. Without them success is impossible.”

On Being a Grandmother: “I got a second chance at unconditional love. Two of my grandchildren have already exhibited entrepreneurial tendencies and have helped with the launch of our newest concept ENVIE by contributing their social media skills.”

On Causes: “I am passionate about Alzheimer’s disease research, having lost my mother to this unforgiving disease and am in a study, Project Hope, to see if I can add value to their significant research.”

For the complete article and Judy George’s Interactive Personality Tests visit GRAND Magazine, Summer, 2018.

President Bill Clinton recognized George for her work: in 1993, she was chosen to participate in the NAFTA Conference and in 1996 was named to participate in the first Women in Trade Business Development Mission in Amsterdam and London, representing U.S. women CEOs.

In 2003, in commemoration of the SBA’s 50th anniversary, she was honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration at its “Celebrating Women in Business” breakfast.

In 2004, she received the Anti-Defamation League’s prestigious American Heritage Award.

She was ranked 12th of 100 Top Women Led Businesses in Massachusetts, by Babson College and The Commonwealth Institute.

Secretary Pompeo And Secretary Of Defense Mattis Host The 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations In Palo Alto

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for this year’s Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California on July 23-24, 2018.

This AUSMIN celebrates 100 years of Mateship, marking the centenary of U.S. and Australian forces fighting side by side in battle for the first time.

The dialogue will focus on deepening our strategic alliance and developing initiatives to promote our shared vision of peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. The United States and Australia have held annual strategic consultations since 1985. Foreign Minister Bishop and Defense Minister Payne last hosted the United States for these ministerial talks in Sydney, Australia, on June 5, 2017.

We will provide a more detailed schedule prior to the ministerial.

Australia Soft Drinks Market Trends, Demand, Share, And Forecast 2016-2024

Australia Soft Drinks Industry is Expected to Reach USD 5,813 Million by the End of 2025



According to Goldstein Research, Australia soft drinks market is expected to reach USD 5,813million by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 3.4% over the forecast period, 2017-2025. The rising health concerns among the consumers and advancements such as sugar free soft drinks, quality check labels, including fruit pulps in the drinks are the majorly driving the growth of Australia soft drinks industry. Australia soft drinks market segmentation has been done on the basis of soft drinks type, packaging type, trade, and distribution channel. Based on soft drinks type, carbonated drinks accounted for largest market share of 43.1% in 2017 of total Australia soft drinks market but the rising health concerns have declined the carbonated soft drinks market by 4% in 2017. In near future, non-carbonated drinks are expected to take over the carbonated drinks market share.

Australia Soft drinks industry is dominated by New South Wales (NSW) accounted for 23.4% market share in 2017, as this region holds top developed cities, where the consumption of soft drinks has the highest share. This is followed by Victoria, Western Australia, and Queensland based on consumption statistics.

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o          Carbonated Soft Drinks

o          Cola Drinks

o          Energy Drinks

o          Non-Carbonated Soft Drinks

o          Lemonade

o          Fruit Juices

o          Flavored Mineral Water

o          Other Instant Beverages (Coffee-based drinks)

By Packaging Type

o          PET/Plastic

o          Metal can

o          Tetra packs

o          Glass

o          Other (Dispense etc.)

By Trade

o          On-Trade

o          Off-Trade

By Distribution Channel

o          Online

o          Offline

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