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Study: Women make TV directing job gains, minorities lag

More women are being hired to direct TV episodes, but the numbers remain stagnant for directors of color, according to an industry guild study.

Women directed a record 25 percent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season, an increase of 4 percent from the previous season, according to the Directors Guild of America study released Wednesday.

African-Americans directed 13 percent of series TV in 2017-18, unchanged from the previous season, the study found. Asian-Americans at 6 percent and Latinos at 5 percent were up one percentage point each from 2016-17.

“The bright spot here is that the doors are finally opening wider for women, who are seeing more opportunities to direct television,” guild President Thomas Schlamme said in a statement. “But it’s disappointing the same…

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Development Gains from Arab-African Trade Integration

Development Gains from Arab-African Trade Integration. By Mohamed Chemingui and John Sloan. Despite their proximity, trade and investment flows …
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The gains of emergent forum on China-Africa cooperation – Daily Trust

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit which was concluded last week in Beijing, the Chinese capital is revolutionary and momentous in many respects.  Apart from its high profile attendance as virtually all the African Heads of State were present including President Muhamammadu Buhari of Nigeria; the gathering provided a remarkable shift in international diplomacy. It was one  rare diplomatic event in which leaders of the African region  turned out en masse to interface genuinely with China on a trajectory of win-win cooperation

There were remarkable gains   that flowed from the summit to demonstrate its applicability and desirability to African development .  First is China and Africa’s leaders’ submission that the platform is geared towards provoking mutual benefits, shared…

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Caribbean Flavours led gains during Thursday’s trading

Caribbean Flavours & Fragrances (CFF) continues to trade at an all-time high following Thursday’s trading of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).

CFF makes scents and flavours for manufacturers and really has few competitors locally. The stock closed at $19.00 after 18,000 units traded hands on the heels of a million units traded over Tuesday and Wednesday, each day seeing half a million units.

Analysts say that the stock continues to benefit from favourable financials and its link to parent company Derrimon Trading, which gained 300 per cent year to date. CFF will open trading on Friday at $19 with $1.00 separating the bid and ask indicating possible consolidation of the stock.


Also on the day, General Accident and 1834 Investments made double digit gains of 16 per cent 15 per cent…

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Impressive African health gains at risk from changing trends: WHO report

The study, launched during the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee in Dakar, provides a snapshot of the state of health in the African region.

Emerging data shows a continued improvement, with the continent seeing the biggest jump in healthy life expectancy – time spent in full health – anywhere in the world: from 50.9 years in 2012, to 53.8 years in 2015.

Deaths resulting from the ten biggest health risks in Africa – such as lower respiratory infections, HIV and diarrhoeal diseases – dropped by half between 2000 and 2015, partly as a result of specialized health programmes.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa in Dakar, expressed his pride that Africans are now living longer and healthier lives: “Nearly three years…

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Portland JSX, Caribbean Flavours led gains during Wednesday

Porland JSX and Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances led double-digit gains on Wednesday’s trading of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).

Portland grew by 18.4 per cent to close at $9.48 followed by CFF gained 10.7 per cent to close at $15.50. Leading declines were Derrimon Trading down 5.0 per cent to $22.57 and IronRock Insurance down 4.0 per cent to close at $3.36.

The JSE Combined Index advanced by 738.46 points (0.23 per cent) to close at 325,997.27.

The JSE Index advanced by 498.25 points (0.16 per cent) to close at 316,162.68. The JSE Select Index advanced by 13.59 points (0.15 per cent) to close at 9,229.78. The Junior Market Index advanced by 25.41 points (0.79 per cent) to close at 3,234.44. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.73 points (0.46 per cent) to close at…

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