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News Article | December 18, 2016
Site: www.theguardian.com

A vote of no confidence will be held in the Northern Ireland assembly, which could force the region’s first minister to step down and trigger fresh elections to the devolved parliament in Belfast. The Social Democratic and Labour party (SDLP) has won cross-party support for its motion censuring Arlene Foster over allegations about a scandal that is estimated will cost taxpayers £400m. The main opposition parties – the Ulster Unionists, the Greens, Traditional Unionist Voice and the leftwing People Before Profit – are backing the SDLP’s move to exclude Foster from the highest office in the province. This latest crisis to imperil the power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland is related to the Renewable Heat Incentive, a scheme set up in November 2012 to encourage the consumption of heat from renewable sources in the region. It offered financial incentives to farms, businesses and other non-domestic consumers to use biomass boilers that mostly burned wood pellets, as well as solar thermal and heat pumps. A whistleblower alleged in February this year that the scheme was being abused and that one farmer had made £1m out of renting an empty shed. Northern Ireland’s auditor general, Kieran Donnelly, concluded this summer that there was “no upper limit on the amount of energy that would be paid for”. “The more heat that is generated, the more is paid,” he said. Last week, former Stormont minister Jonathan Bell accused fellow members of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) of delaying the closure of the controversial scheme. Bell also alleged that DUP advisers had tried to “cleanse the record” of any links between Foster and the decision-making process that led to the RHI scheme’s creation. Foster has apologised for not ensuring there was a cap on the millions being paid out to those who took up the scheme and made considerable profits from it. The DUP MP for Lagan Valley, Jeffrey Donaldson, confirmed on Sunday that Bell has been suspended from the party over his allegations. Donaldson said: “If you look at the DUP rules, Jonathan did not seek permission for the interview that he did. “He did not tell the party in advance what he was doing and that’s not the way that most political parties operate.” The leader of the SDLP, Colum Eastwood, said the allegations of very serious wrongdoing were “the biggest public finance scandal in the history of devolution”. Eastwood said: “Parties from across the political spectrum have now rallied to sign the motion to exclude Arlene Foster for a period of six months while a full investigation can take place. It is our view that this should take the form of a robust and independent public inquiry. There can be no hiding place for any individual or any piece of evidence relevant to this fiasco that will cost taxpayers who haven’t even been born yet millions of pounds.” The focus on Monday will be fixed on what Sinn Féin will do when the vote is called. The Republican party is the DUP’s only partner in the power-sharing government at Stormont. Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Féin deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, has suggested that Foster should step down while an independent inquiry is held into what has been called the “cash for ash scandal”. The DUP is insisting that Foster is “going nowhere”, and only Sinn Féin supporting the vote of no confidence, and possibly McGuinness resigning as deputy first minister, would lead to the dissolution of the current parliament and a fresh election early in the new year.


News Article | May 29, 2015
Site: www.theguardian.com

The way that meat, eggs and milk are produced is surrounded by one of our great silences, in which most people collaborate. We don’t want to know, because knowing would force anyone with a capacity for empathy to change their diet. You break this silence at your peril. After I published an article on chicken farming last week, I had to re-read it to check that I hadn’t actually proposed the slaughter of the firstborn by terrorist devil worshippers – so outraged and vicious were some of the responses. And that was just the consumers. The producers didn’t like it much either, though their trade associations responded in more measured tones. In letters to the Guardian on Saturday, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and the British Poultry Council (BPC) angrily defended the industry. The NFU wrote: The BPC maintained that chicken “provides a wholesome, nutritious, sustainable and affordable source of protein, produced by an industry unsubsidised by government.” Let’s spend a moment examining these claims, before raising the issue of how they get away with it. In my view, the Red Tractor standard is a classic example of an almost meaningless label, whose purpose is to reassure customers in a vague and fuzzy way while holding producers to standards that scarcely rise above the legal minimum. That’s a long-winded way of saying bullshit. Take the key welfare issue, stocking density. Here’s what the government recommendations say: But the standard for broiler chickens set by the Red Tractor scheme is actually worse: Incidentally, this stocking density – 38kg/m2 – gives each bird an area the size of a piece of A4 paper. This meets the legal requirement only because the UK uses a cruel derogation from European law, permitting a maximum stocking density of 39kg/m2. So much for the NFU’s statement about taking the welfare of chickens extremely seriously. On almost every welfare indicator, and across all the main farm animals, including chickens, Red Tractor scored worse than any other certification scheme evaluated by the charity Compassion in World Farming. Amazingly, the Red Tractor label imposes no restrictions on the growth rates of chickens: it allows the most overbred varieties to be stuffed with high-protein feed, with the result that the birds often suffer from painful and crippling health problems, as their hearts, lungs and legs are overloaded. As for the BPC’s sustainability claims, if chickens fed on soya – as the great majority in this country are – are sustainable, what does unsustainable look like? Soya production is one of the major agents of the destruction of rainforests, the Cerrado and other threatened habitats in South America. The environmental impacts of chickenfeed are, well, anything but chickenfeed. The mass production of chickens has major consequences at the other end of the bird too: the mountains of excrement cause both water and air pollution. Nor is the claim that this industry is unsubsidised correct. Many chicken growers barely break even on the sale of birds, and survive only as a result of the government’s renewable heat incentive (RHI). This is a remarkably generous scheme whose ostensible purpose is to reduce carbon emissions, but which functions as another subsidy for businesses, especially farms. Most new chicken units use biomass boilers subsidised by the RHI, and it is immensely profitable. So now to the real question: how do they get away with it? How is it that we, who regard ourselves as a nation of animal lovers, accept such terrible standards of meat production? If dogs and cats were treated as pigs and chickens are, there would be a deafening outcry: in fact there are plenty of people in Britain who campaign against the raising of dogs and cats for food in Asia. But what’s the difference? Why is it acceptable to treat some animals – even creatures as intelligent and capable of suffering as pigs – so brutally, but not others? In part, this reflects the deep disavowal in which we tend to engage when we eat meat. But I also believe that a major part of the problem is the fairytale view of farming implanted in our minds from the very onset of consciousness. Many of the books produced for very young children are about farms; and most tell broadly the same story. The animals – generally just one or two of each species – live in perfect harmony with the rosy-cheeked farmer, roaming around freely and talking to each other, almost as if they were members of the farmer’s family. Understandably enough, none of the uncomfortable issues – slaughter, butchery, castration, tusking, separation, battery production, farrowing crates – ever feature. So deeply embedded is this image that I believe many people go through life unable to dismiss it from their minds. It is not easy to unlearn what we are taught when we’re very young, and even the grim realities of industrial farming cannot displace the storybook images from our minds. At a deep, subconscious level, the farm remains a place of harmony and kindness – and this suits us very well if we want to keep eating meat. Perhaps the starkest example of this myth-making I’ve come across is a children’s book distributed with Saturday’s Guardian called The Tale of City Sue. It tells the story of a herd of cows on an Irish farm. Only after I had unthinkingly read it to my three-year-old then turned the back cover, did I discover that it wasn’t a book at all, but an extended advertisement for Kerrygold butter. It wasn’t billed as such. The Guardian’s website marketed this publication as “A tale from the meadow of imagination: children’s author Jeanne Willis’s latest book captures the idyllic atmosphere of rural Ireland.” Following my questions to the Guardian, this has now been changed to make its provenance clearer. I find disguised marketing of any kind objectionable, and disguised marketing to children even worse. I feel that this book misleads children about the nature of farming and milk production and sanitises the relationship between farmers and their animals, on behalf of a large corporation (Kerrygold’s parent company, Adams Foods). It exploits children’s credulity and natural sympathy with animals for corporate profits. When I challenged the Guardian about this, its spokesperson told me: I also wrote to the author, Jeanne Willis, who replied as follows: “I was commissioned by Kerrygold so it’s best they answer your questions. Xxxx Xxxx from Brazen PR will be in touch soon.” She responded as follows: It seems to me that subliminal persuasion of this kind (“the cows are happy”) can be more insidious than overt marketing (“buy our butter”). To my mind, Kerrygold is seeking to persuade people of the inherent goodness of its products at a deeper level than merely flashing up the products. As for the issue of animal welfare, Kerrygold’s website states “We work with small co-operative farms where small herds are free to graze on lush Irish meadows.” But it does not say “We work only with small co-operative farms ...”. The parent website run by Adams puts it slightly differently: “Kerrygold is ... owned by Irish dairy farmers, many of their farms are small and family run”. Which could also mean that many of them are not. So I asked the company, “What is your milk buying policy? In other words, what specifications – on scale, feed, the treatment of animals, process etc – do you put in place that your suppliers have to adhere to?” I have not had a response. From what I can glean, Kerrygold’s marketing seems to rely on the public perception that Irish dairy farms are small and mostly grass-fed. But they are changing fast. Last summer, 3,000 dairy farmers visited the biggest dairy operation in the country (which has 820 milking animals) to discover how to increase the scale of their operations. This farm has made a major investment in indoor facilities, and supplements the grass they are fed with maize, barley and soya. According to the former chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association, “scale must go up. ... The dairy farm of the future is going to have to be bigger.” Could the current Kerrygold marketing blitz be an attempt to embed in our minds a bucolic, superannuated image of an industry that is now changing beyond recognition? If so, it might be an effective way of pre-empting criticism about the changing nature of its suppliers. Dairy cows, like chickens and pigs, also get a rough deal, while the effluent from dairy farms creates major environmental problems. Imagine the response if children were exposed to such blatant sanitisation of a harsh and polluting industry in any other sector. But so prevalent is this mythologised view of farming, and so wilfully unaware do we remain of the realities of industrial agriculture, that it passes almost without challenge. My guess is that the Guardian made this error – a serious one in my view – partly because the themes Jeanne Willis and Kerrygold exploited are so familiar that they are almost background noise. Isn’t it time that children’s authors showed a little more imagination and stopped repeatedly churning out the same basic story, even when they are not doing it on behalf of a large corporation? Is it not time that adults weaned themselves off the fairytale version of farming and began to judge it by the same standards as we would judge other industries? And is it not time for all of us to become a little more curious about where meat, milk and eggs come from, and how they are produced?


News Article | February 22, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

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News Article | February 16, 2017
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MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) announced today it has again ranked first in its industry on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies." Robert Half has appeared on the publication's "Most Admired...


News Article | November 11, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

Refractories are non-metallic materials that have property to retain its structure even at high temperatures of above 1000 °F. Refractories are used in linings of furnaces, incinerators and reactors in many of the industries. Refractories find application in vessel lining construction of unshaped products, prefabricated elements and bricks in the industries. The key end-user industries for refractories include iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, non-metallic minerals; and non-metallic materials such as glass. Multiple refractory layers and additional insulation materials are necessary to protect the steel structure in the furnaces from aggressive processing conditions. Iron and steel was the largest end-user industry for refractories accounting for about 75% of total market in 2013. The growth of end-user industries and the increasing demand for high performance furnaces has been driving the global refractories market. However, due to increasing equipment efficiency, the refractory consumption of the end-user companies has been declining. The expansion of iron and steel companies in terms of acquisition of new raw material sites or increasing the number of processing plants are generating new demands for the refractories market. The global glass market is growing at fast pace due to its increasing demand from construction and corporate sectors. Refractories consumption per ton of the processed metal varies across the countries. For instance, Japan consumes about 10 kilograms of refractories per ton of steel, whereas with 23 kg/ton, it is very high in case of China. There are basically two categories of refractories in terms of form type namely bricks and shapes and monolithic. The bricks and shapes was the largest refractories segment in 2013 by form type, however, monolithic segment is expected to grow at a higher rate during 2014-2010. In terms of materials type, refractories can be classified into clay and nanoclay. Clay was the largest and fastest growing segment in the refractories market. The total global production of refractories in 2012 was observed to be 45.7 million tons and it is expected to cross 55 milion by 2020. The refractories industry in the recent few years have been observed engaged in some serious research and development which is also being in the development of new generation of refractories termed as Eco Refractories. These types of refractories will be used in furnances for alternative energy production including solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, hydrogen, nuclear and biomass. Asia Pacific was the largest market for refractories market in 2013 followed by Europe. China was the largest producer and consumer of refractories in Asia Pacific in 2013. China is also the one of the largest supplier of refractories raw materials such as refractory bauxite, magnesia, graphite, brown fused alumina and silicon carbide. The high rate of infrastructural development and growing consumer goods such as automobiles in the country is increasing the demand for iron and steel leading to the growth of refractories market in the country. The key companies in the refractories market include RHI AG, ANH Refractories Company, Calderys SA, Wugang Refractory Company Limited, Saint Gobain SA, Refratechnik Holding GmbH and Krosaki Harima Corporation.


News Article | November 23, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

With the rise in crime rates and terror attacks in the world over the past few years, the concern for the safety and security of the people have also increased. This rising concern for security of people has led to the expansion and growth of bulletproof glass market across the globe. It is anticipated that the global bulletproof glass market will flourish at a CAGR of around 10.35% and would cross USD 4000 Million by 2021. Following the same trend, the North America bulletproof glass market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 12.96%.In North America, the U.S. dominated the in 2015 followed by Canada and Mexico at USD 136.98 Million. However, Mexico is believed to grow with the highest CAGR of 13.96% during the forecast period followed by the U.S. with 13.21%. Factors like expansion in automobile sector, rising concerns for safety and security in financial and healthcare services etc. are pushing North America bulletproof glass to experience a steep growth in coming years. In the other hand, rising cost of the polycarbonates in the international market and high installation cost associated with the bulletproof glasses are some of the challenges faced by the bullet proof glass market in North America. With the burgeoned acceptance of bullet proof glass in various sectors in North America, more opportunities for the bulletproof glass players is expected to arise in the future. Aviation sector is one such sector which will fuel the bulletproof glass market in the future. Currently, bulletproof glasses are installed in the cockpit doors to prevent the pilots from any unforeseen attacks. But with the increased threats of attack in aviation sector, the use of bullet resistant glass is expected to go up making the bulletproof glass market to surge in the future. Corning Inc., Schott Glass, RHI AG, Guardian Industries, Apogee Enterprises, and PPG Industries are some of the key players of the North America bulletproof glass industry. 1. List of Figures 2. List of Tables 3. Executive Summary 4. Research Methodology 5. Bullet Proof Security Glass     5.1 Introduction     5.2 Manufacturing Process     5.3 Working 6. Global Bullet Proof Security Glasses Market Size     6.1 Global Bulletproof Glass Market in China     6.2 Global Bulletproof Glass Market in the Europe 7. North America Bulletproof Security Glass Industry an Overview     7.1 Market Size and Forecast     7.2 By Country       7.2.1 U.S.A       7.2.2 Canada       7.2.3 Mexico 8. North America Bullet Proof Security Glasses Market Segmentation     8.1 By Industry End Use       8.1.1 Automotive industry       8.1.2 Construction and Infrastructure Industry       8.1.3 Financial services industry       8.1.4 Healthcare     8.2 By Sectors       8.2.1 Public sector       8.2.2 Private sector     8.3 By Services       8.3.1 Installation services       8.3.2 Replacement services     8.4 By Materials 9. Porter’s Five Force Model Analysis 10. Industry Growth Drivers 11. Restraints 12. Risk Analysis     12.1 Supply Risk     12.2 Demand Risk 13. Market Attractiveness 14. Basis Point Scale analysis (BPS) 15. Competitive Landscape     15.1 Asahi Glass Co., Ltd       15.1.1 Company Overview       15.1.2 Products and Services           15.1.2.1 Key Financials       15.1.3 Recent news & developments     15.2 Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd. (NSG)       15.2.1 Company Overview       15.2.2 Products and Services Segment       15.2.3 Key Financials       15.2.4 Recent news and developments     15.3 Saint-Gobain S.A.       15.3.1 Company Overview       15.3.2 Products and Services       15.3.3 Key Financials       15.3.4 Recent news and developments     15.4 China Glass Holdings Ltd.       15.4.1 Company Overview       15.4.2 Products and services       15.4.3 Key Financials       15.4.4 Recent News & Developments     15.5 PPG Industries       15.5.1 Company Overview       15.5.2 Products and Services       15.5.3 Key Financials       15.5.4 Recent news & developments     15.6 Apogee Enterprises, Inc.       15.6.1 Company Overview       15.6.2 Products and services       15.6.3 Key Financials       15.6.4 Recent news & developments     15.7 Guardian Industries Corp       15.7.1 Company Overview       15.7.2 Products and services       15.7.3 Key Financials       15.7.4 Recent news & developments     15.8 AGP Glass       15.8.1 Company Overview       15.8.2 Products and services       15.8.3 Key Financials       15.8.4 Recent news & developments     15.9 Corning Inc.       15.9.1 Company Overview       15.9.2 Products and services       15.9.3 Key Financials       15.9.4 Recent news & developments     15.10 RHI AG       15.10.1 Company Overview       15.10.2 Products and services       15.10.3 Key Financials       15.10.4 Recent news & developments     15.11 Binswanger Glass       15.11.1 Company Overview       15.11.2 Products and services       15.11.3 Key Financials       15.11.4 Recent news & developments     15.12 Schott North America       15.12.1 Company Overview       15.12.2 Products and services       15.12.3 Key Financials       15.12.4 Recent news & developments Get It Now @ https://www.wiseguyreports.com/checkout?currency=one_user-USD&report_id=490489


Notes: Production, means the output of Refractory Material Revenue, means the sales value of Refractory Material This report studies Refractory Material in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2011 to 2015, and forecast to 2021. This report focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering Vesuvius plc RHI AG Magnesita SA Imerys Krosaki Harima Corp Shinagawa Refractories Co Ltd Magnezit Group ANH Refractories Co Morgan Thermal Ceramics Refratechnik Holding GmbH Chosun Refractories Co Ltd Minteq International Inc Resco Saint-Gobain SA Calderys SA By types, the market can be split into Type I Type II Type III By Application, the market can be split into Application 1 Application 2 Application 3 Would like to place an order @ https://www.wiseguyreports.com/checkout?currency=one_user-USD&report_id=440820 By Regions, this report covers (we can add the regions/countries as you want) North America China Europe Southeast Asia Japan India Global Refractory Material Market Professional Survey Report 2016 1 Industry Overview of Refractory Material 1.1 Definition and Specifications of Refractory Material 1.1.1 Definition of Refractory Material 1.1.2 Specifications of Refractory Material 1.2 Classification of Refractory Material 1.2.1 Type I 1.2.2 Type II 1.2.3 Type III 1.3 Applications of Refractory Material 1.3.1 Application 1 1.3.2 Application 2 1.3.3 Application 3 1.4 Market Segment by Regions 1.4.1 North America 1.4.2 China 1.4.3 Europe 1.4.4 Southeast Asia 1.4.5 Japan 1.4.6 India 2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Refractory Material 2.1 Raw Material and Suppliers 2.2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Refractory Material 2.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Refractory Material 2.4 Industry Chain Structure of Refractory Material 3 Technical Data and Manufacturing Plants Analysis of Refractory Material 3.1 Capacity and Commercial Production Date of Global Refractory Material Major Manufacturers in 2015 3.2 Manufacturing Plants Distribution of Global Refractory Material Major Manufacturers in 2015 3.3 R&D Status and Technology Source of Global Refractory Material Major Manufacturers in 2015 3.4 Raw Materials Sources Analysis of Global Refractory Material Major Manufacturers in 2015 4 Global Refractory Material Overall Market Overview 4.1 2011-2016E Overall Market Analysis 4.2 Capacity Analysis 4.2.1 2011-2016E Global Refractory Material Capacity and Growth Rate Analysis 4.2.2 2015 Refractory Material Capacity Analysis (Company Segment) 4.3 Sales Analysis 4.3.1 2011-2016E Global Refractory Material Sales and Growth Rate Analysis 4.3.2 2015 Refractory Material Sales Analysis (Company Segment) 4.4 Sales Price Analysis 4.4.1 2011-2016E Global Refractory Material Sales Price 4.4.2 2015 Refractory Material Sales Price Analysis (Company Segment)


News Article | December 16, 2016
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Introducing the new Qalcosonic heat flow meter from AXIS. The meters are MID Class 2 Approved and compliant with the RHI scheme. Buckingham, United Kingdom, December 16, 2016 --( The meter benefits from pulse outputs and a range of optional communication modules; including MBus, Modbus, LON and RF868 (Wireless MBus) making it ideal for AMR applications and linking with existing management systems. The Qalcosonic offers an IP67 rated protection on the flow sensor, which is standard when purchased with the cooling application option and also with Glycol applications. The Qalcosonic stores the energy readings for both heating and cooling in separate displays, automatically changing over when the temperatures change. Along with the energy readings the meter also logs hourly, daily and monthly values useful for monthly billing and monitoring of historical data. As standard the meter is battery powered with a 3.6V lithium battery giving a life greater than 12 years meaning little maintenance is required. There are also options for power modules for 12-42 V DC or 12 – 36 V AC using the battery power as a back-up. Qalcosonic heat meters offer a choice of mounting for the calculator display. It can be mounted on the flow sensor, but where access to the meter is difficult the display can simply be unclipped and mounted on a wall, DIN rail or on a panel. 1.5m of cable from the flow sensor and temperature sensors is standard for the DN15 and DN20 sizes and 3m for the larger models with an option for up to 5m cable. Horizontal and vertical installations are possible and no requirements for straight runs before or after the meter. Direct immersion pocket sensors are available for all sizes within the Qalcosonic range and for the smaller 15-20mm models one of the temperature sensors is mounted in the meter body, removing a portion of installation cost. The Qalcosonic heat meter is available from Bell Flow Systems, for more information please contact us on 0800 027 7786 or email sales@bellflowsystems.co.uk. Buckingham, United Kingdom, December 16, 2016 --( PR.com )-- The new Qalcosonic heat meter is MID Class 2 Approved for RHI and billing purposes for both heating and cooling applications. Meter sizes from DN15 to DN50 with BSP threaded and flanged connections, Qp values range from 0.6 to 15 m3/hr with R100 dynamic range as standard and R250 as an option covering a wide range of energy metering applications. Using ultrasonic technology means the meter has no mechanical moving parts, prolonging the life of the meter and ensuring long term accuracy.The meter benefits from pulse outputs and a range of optional communication modules; including MBus, Modbus, LON and RF868 (Wireless MBus) making it ideal for AMR applications and linking with existing management systems. The Qalcosonic offers an IP67 rated protection on the flow sensor, which is standard when purchased with the cooling application option and also with Glycol applications.The Qalcosonic stores the energy readings for both heating and cooling in separate displays, automatically changing over when the temperatures change. Along with the energy readings the meter also logs hourly, daily and monthly values useful for monthly billing and monitoring of historical data.As standard the meter is battery powered with a 3.6V lithium battery giving a life greater than 12 years meaning little maintenance is required. There are also options for power modules for 12-42 V DC or 12 – 36 V AC using the battery power as a back-up.Qalcosonic heat meters offer a choice of mounting for the calculator display. It can be mounted on the flow sensor, but where access to the meter is difficult the display can simply be unclipped and mounted on a wall, DIN rail or on a panel. 1.5m of cable from the flow sensor and temperature sensors is standard for the DN15 and DN20 sizes and 3m for the larger models with an option for up to 5m cable.Horizontal and vertical installations are possible and no requirements for straight runs before or after the meter. Direct immersion pocket sensors are available for all sizes within the Qalcosonic range and for the smaller 15-20mm models one of the temperature sensors is mounted in the meter body, removing a portion of installation cost. The Qalcosonic heat meter is available from Bell Flow Systems, for more information please contact us on 0800 027 7786 or email sales@bellflowsystems.co.uk. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Bell Flow Systems


News Article | March 3, 2017
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Founder and CEO, Regan Hillyer, a New Zealand native, uses the key elements she learned at a young age from her entrepreneur father to encourage and uplift others; a passion that has turned her initial three member team into 33 strong within the last 12 months. Providing proven and effective tools for success through multiple forms of media, RHI’s noteworthy 2016 accomplishments include: Along with these highlights, Regan’s powerful message of manifestation has taken her around the world to countries including the UK and Malaysia. Her zest for life and to see others experience all that it has to offer is the driving force behind her countless accomplishments and significant milestones. With her “location free” approach to engaging her clients, Regan ensures that everyone who wants more has the opportunity to access the wealth of knowledge, instruction, and inspiration that has changed so many lives. “You absolutely can have it all,” is RHI’s core message and in 2017, the brand continues to build on the success and momentum that propelled Regan’s message to the forefront of everyone’s minds. Regan’s list of upcoming first and second quarter events include: To learn more about Regan Hill International and for media/interview inquiries, please contact Erica Hill with E-Hill Entertainment at 818-434-3369 or via email at Erica(at)ehillentertainment(dot)com


News Article | November 4, 2016
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The UK government has outlined plans that seek to make amends for widely condemned changes made in July to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs for biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plants.

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