JD.com’s JD Logistics struck a deal with the Agility to collaboratively operate in an effort that will ease the access of JD.com’s products in the fastest-growing markets. Both JD Logistics and Agility are Logistics Companies, whereby Agility is the leading Logistics Company in the world while JD Logistics majorly operates in China. After signing the Memorandum of Understanding, the two Logistics Companies will have a focus on the procurement, logistics, and retail of Jingdong’s products across the borders of the Middle East, Southern Asia, and Africa.
Agility will use its strong air freight capacity in Southeast Asia to provide the services of cross-border business-to-Customer (B2C) of the JD.com products. They will also offer the Business-to-Business (B2B) warehouse in the area. Agility will also provide two primary services in the Middle East and Africa on behalf of JD.com. Firstly, it will be the first logistics company for Jingdong. Secondly, Agility will help in clearing customs at terminals and deliver products for B2C: this will significantly bring an improvement in the JD Logistics’ Local Logistics System and lead in the completion of its transport service network.
The union of Agility and JD.com will, on the other hand, give rise to cross-border stump excursion and local Business-to-Customer services. It will promote the products with high quality that are either manufactured or assembled in Africa and the Middle East to Chinese merchants. Procuring and Retailing these products: will, in return, lead to a robust international supply chain for Jingdong. As JD.com extends its expertise in the industry and extends its logistics network, Agility will also grow its prominence to the Chinese, which will increase its overall operations efficiently.
While signing the MOU in Beijing during the 4th Global Supply Chain Summit of Jingdong, the Agility’s Chairperson, Henadi Al-Saleh said that this union would provide an opportunity for them to strengthen their efforts of exploring the emerging markets to deliver specialized services. They anticipate meeting the demand in these markets that are growing so fast by connecting businesses.
JD Logistics’ CEO, Zhenhui Wang, was confident that together with Agility, they would reach their customers through all the possible means of transport that will lead to a reduction of the costs amid increasing efficiency.
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Today, Isabel dos Santos widely renowned as one of the most astute businesswomen of today, and through her many efforts within the entrepreneurial world, has garnered the title of “Africa’s Richest Woman.” From the beginning, Isabel dos Santos has been a trailblazer, navigating the volatile waters of a financial world that have been traditionally dominated by men – a fact that rings particularly true in her native Africa.
As the daughter of former Angolan President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, she was able to glimpse the business world at a very young age, and due to constant support of her father regarding the trajectory of her future, she tackled her goals from a very unique coign of vantage. Despite her own individual successes, Isabel dos Santos believes that the unwavering support of her father was a key component of her unrelenting drive.
In understanding the effect that a life devoid of male suppression in the home had on her, she concludes that support from the male figures that dominate industry throughout Africa would undoubtedly be of supreme benefit for the women of the region that have long been held back. Through her entrepreneurial and philanthropic efforts, dos Santos has risen to the forefront of African business, and become one of the most outspoken proponents of women’s rights.
While equality between men and women is often the preeminent issue regarding Isabel dos Santos’ philanthropy, she also views the development of communities in her native Angola, as well as throughout the continent of Africa, as an equally important problem to be addressed. According to dos Santos, growth, development, and sustainability have been sorely lacking throughout the continent, leaving necessities such as clean drinking water, viable sanitation, and proper medical treatment virtually nonexistent in many areas. It is her goal to help lead Africa into a new era of modernization – one in which essentials are no longer accessible to a select group. In order for this level of modernization to truly occur, it is her belief that women must be included, not as an afterthought, but as major contributors.
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Sujit Choudhry is an international scholar who has attained tremendous success in the interpretation and experience of the practice of law. Born in Delhi, India, Choudhry was heavily influences by his mother and father who constantly read him local newspapers and the CBC radio station throughout his childhood in Toronto, Canada. Although he is the first Indian native dean of a top law school, Sujit Choudhry’s greatest accomplishment has been his speeches and written works about constitutional law and it’s relation to several global issues.
With his vast knowledge of many cultures, Sujit Choudhry approaches constitutional law with a unique point of view. His messages and writings have been cited by several influential members of global society including the United Nations. Choudhry’s experience has afforded him the opportunity to serve as a consultant on the development of constitutions for various countries including Egypt, South Africa and Sri Lanka. As founder and director of the Center of Constitutional Transitions, he has participated in the essay collection entitled “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” which depicts the challenges that disputes over territory lines presents with the creation and implementation of a constitution.
The essay collection “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” includes case studies that provide a view about the real-life effects policy has on a nation. The text explores constitution policies of several countries and offers recommendations of how to best proceed with the creation of a constitution for a newly established government. Sujit Choudhry edited the collection in collaboration with George Anderson, a fellow United Nations consultant.
The influence of educated scholars in the field help newly formed nations to establish a constitution that provides a foundation for a prosperous future. New leaders can reference works such as “Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions” for explanation of constitutional law and advice on the complex nature that is involved with its inception. The new governments can draw from the vast experience and knowledge of scholars in constitutional law such as Sujit Choudhry.
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If fashion is your forte, the Academy of Art University may be just the place for you! Boasting a beautiful campus in San Francisco, California, and an online option for those who can’t make the move, this University is one of the premiere art institutes in the United States.
The Academy of Art University thrives on building a community of students and graduates that support one another throughout the process of achieving dreams and taking on the global market in all things art. Even online students have the option of chatting with classmates in class discussion areas.
On September 9, 2017, the Academy had their 21st runway show at Skylight Clarkson Square which included two collaborations between graduates. With seven collections provided by ten graduates of the University, this show proved to be yet another addition to the successes of this institution. The graduates proved to be a very diverse group, coming from not only all over the United States but ranging all the way to China. Even though these graduates spent countless days working on their collections, they literally only got “fifteen minutes of fame,” as that’s how long the runway show lasted.
The designers’ inspirations came from many different places, with Hailun Zhou from China stating that hers came from the personal experience she gained while out and about on a random days conquests and Eden Slezin being inspired by his “love affair” with vintage denim. It is evident that these designers had put a lot of thoughts, feelings, and passion into their collections before constructing and presenting them; one of the many things that were taught to them at the Academy of Art University.
Within the aspirations and beautiful designs shown throughout the fashion show, it is evident that the University is producing graduates who are thriving in their fields. Not only do they offer degrees in fashion, but in an exuberant amount of fields within the art, media, and design world. This is a university that truly cares about growing the art community and providing well-educated people to contribute to an already budding industry.
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Boris Ivanov Gazprom knew that his passion rested in sales from a very young age. He has been doing everything within his power ever since he first discovered this piece of knowledge to secure a future in the field of business, and he has been shown to be especially helpful in developing businesses from the ground up. There is something about this organic process that seems to appeal to the talents of Boris Ivanov Gazprom, and because of this, he continues to work extremely hard to cater to as many people as possible. Although he can, from time to time, find it difficult to continue to work given all the challenges and stress he is faced with on a daily basis, it is ultimately his passion in sales that helps him to continue to maintain a level head and push forward even in the hardest of times.
He has been known to persevere, and this is exactly what he has built his brand off of in recent times. Because he is so capable of making changes in the state of the world, and because he is so willing to make a genuine difference, he knows that he has to fully commit himself to his work. This is a small sacrifice for a man like him when compared to the prospect of helping people around the world.
Selflessness has always been in the nature of Boris Ivanov Gazprom, and he dislikes the current trend in the state of sales to secure a deal no matter what the cost might be. This is why he carefully considers the potential ramifications of every avenue he takes; he knows that any missteps could seriously cost not only his brand but the entire state of the world effectively. The field of business has always appealed to him because of the infinite potential to grow and shape the world around you, and this is why he wants to make sure to maintain a continuous level of care for his actions. As long as Boris Ivanov Gazprom does this much, he figures he will be one step ahead of his competitors.
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While still in primary school, Mark Holyoake became very interested in gymnastics. He was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1983 and developed into an all-around gymnast. This means becoming skilled at high bar, rings, floor routines, parallel bars, vault, and the pommel horse.
He started doing gymnastics competitively when he was just 10 years old. He joined the national development team which is designed to create world-class athletes. He knew he couldn’t compete in gymnastics forever, though, and so he attended Auckland University. While competing and working part-time as a personal trainer, Mark Holyoake earned a B.S. in sport and exercise science. This set him up to be a personal trainer once his days as a professional gymnast would be done.
In 2005, he competed at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship where he placed 25th. At the 2006 Common Wealth Games, he achieved 11th place. He also competed in the 2010 Common Wealth Games in which New Zealand finished in 4th place and he took bronze on the parallel bars.
It was after this that he dedicated himself full-time to being a personal trainer, including CrossFit. He co-founded The Rx Clinic along with Andy Rodgers who had been an Olympic weightlifter. They taught clinics at which athletes learned gymnastics and weightlifting. This included advanced forms and movements.
His next step was to found Mark Holyoake Gymnastics. He taught gymnastics to people across Europe and the United Kingdom. Many of his clinics were held at CrossFit gyms. It was during this time that he recognized how gymnastics could really help CrossFit enthusiasts.
Mark Holyoake competed as a CrossFit competitor at multiple annual CrossFit Games. Each event that occurs at these games is announced just hours before the competition starts. This means that competitors need to be well-versed in all facets of CrossFit if they hope to win. In 2019, he was 279th in the world in the CrossFit Worldwide Ranking.
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The Scottish writer Alastair Borthwick was born in Rutherglen, raised in Troon, and moved to Glasgow with his family at 11. When he was 16, he dropped out of school to write for the newspaper industry. During his years writing and editing for the Glasgow Weekly Herald (1929-1935), Alastair research and wrote on many different subjects. It was while researching and writing about one of these subjects, that mountain climbing and enjoying nature became a lifelong passion. His resulting series of articles were, in turn, instrumental in encouraging the continued growth of the movement.
In 1935 he moved to London to write for the Daily Mirror but the following year he moved back to Glasgow to start working for the BBC. In 1939 he wrote and published his classic mountaineering novel, “Always a Little Further.” It was almost rejected by Faber, but T.S. Eliot, who happened to be on its board at the time, convinced them to do so. The following year he joined Scotland in its part in the war effort against Germany. He would fight in some of the fiercest battles throughout the war in its entirety. Even before hostilities officially ceased, he began work on a war memoir called “Sans Peur: The History of the 5th Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders.”
It would be published just a few months after the war officially ended. It would be reprinted in 1994 with the title “Battalion: A British Infantry unit’s action from El Alamein to Elbe, 1942-1945.” It was also in that same year that Alastair and his wife, Anne moved to the remote Scottish island of Jura. In 1960 they moved back to the mainland in Ayrshire where they would live for the next 30 years. It was during the “60s that he gradually became involved with the television industry as a scriptwriter. Anne and Alastair both died in 2003, just three months apart.