JBS NOTICE: Rosen Law Firm Reminds JBS S.A. Investors of Important Deadline in Class Action Filed by Firm – JBSAY

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the American Depositary Receipts of JBS S.A. (OTCQX:JBSAY) from June 2, 2015 through May 19, 2017, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important July 21, 2017 lead plaintiff deadline. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for JBS investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the JBS class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-1130.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. or Kevin Chan, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or kchan@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.


According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) JBS executives bribed regulators and politicians to subvert food inspections of its plants and overlook unsanitary practices, such as processing rotten meat and running plants with traces of salmonella; (2) JBS Chairman Joesley Batista was providing monthly bribery payments to a former Brazilian government official and a lobbyist; (3) there were irregularities with the loans JBS received from Brazilian state-owned development bank BNDES; (4) JBS and other entities controlled by JBS Chairman Joesley Batista and JBS CEO Wesley Batista made suspicious trades that exhibit signs of possible insider trading prior to the revelation of a plea deal by JBS’ top executives; and (5) as a result, defendants’ statements about JBS’ business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable bases at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than July 21, 2017. If you wish to join the litigation, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-1130.html or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Phillip Kim or Kevin Chan of Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via email at pkim@rosenlegal.com or kchan@rosenlegal.com.

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IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Eco Science Solutions, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Khang & Khang LLP (the “Firm”) announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Eco Science Solutions, Inc. (“Eco Science” or the “Company”) (Other OTC: ESSI). Investors who purchased or otherwise acquired shares between May 1, 2017 and May 19, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”), are encouraged to contact the Firm in advance of the July 24, 2017 lead plaintiff motion deadline.

If you purchased Eco Science shares during the Class Period, please contact Joon M. Khang, Esquire, of Khang & Khang LLP, 18101 Von Karman Avenue, 3rd Floor, Irvine, CA 92612, by telephone at 949-419-3834, or by e-mail at joon@khanglaw.com.

There has been no class certification in this case yet. Until certification occurs, you are not represented by an attorney. You may choose to take no action and remain a passive class member.

According to the Complaint, during the Class Period, Eco Science made materially false and misleading statements, and/or failed to disclose that its plan for strategic acquisitions lacked veracity. On May 19, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a temporary suspension of trading Eco Science securities “because of concerns regarding the accuracy and adequacy of publicly disseminated information concerning, among other things, ESSI’s proposed acquisition of Ga-Du Bank, Inc.”

If you wish to learn more about this lawsuit, or if you have any questions concerning this notice or your rights, please contact Joon M. Khang, a prominent litigator for almost two decades, by telephone: 949-419-3834, or via e-mail at joon@khanglaw.com.

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IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Khang & Khang LLP Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Reminds Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm

IRVINE, Calif., May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Khang & Khang LLP (the “Firm”) announces a class action lawsuit against Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (“Anadarko” or the “Company”) (NYSE:APC). Investors who purchased or otherwise acquired shares between February 17, 2016 and May 2, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”), are encouraged to contact the Firm before the July 3, 2017 lead plaintiff motion deadline.
If you purchased Anadarko shares during the Class Period, please contact Joon M. Khang, Esq., of Khang & Khang LLP, 18101 Von Karman Avenue, 3rd Floor, Irvine, CA 92612, by telephone at (949) 419-3834, or by e-mail at joon@khanglaw.com.

Global Sorting Equipment Market 2017-2021: Key Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio market research analysts forecast the global sorting equipment market to grow at a CAGR of close to 8% during the forecast period, according to their latest report.

The market study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global sorting equipment market for 2017-2021. The report also lists food sorting, mineral sorting and waste sorting as the three main end-user segments of the global sorting equipment market.

The food processing sector accounted for a market share of close to 84% in 2016. With the growing demand and consumption of food products, more food manufacturers are expected to invest in this technology to ensure impurity-free food. This sector is expected to maintain its dominant position in the sorting equipment market during the forecast period.

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Technavio analysts highlight the following three market drivers that are contributing to the growth of the global sorting equipment market:

  • Growing concerns about food quality
  • Awareness about the benefits of automation
  • Stringent regulatory standards

Growing concerns about food quality

Food security is one of the biggest concerns worldwide. The have been numerous instances of foodborne illnesses and contamination in recent times. Spoilt or low-quality food can result in serious health implications and even death. Food manufacturers need to ensure the quality of food before the packaging stage. The fresh produce or raw materials contain contaminants and germs, while some materials are of inferior quality.

Food quality is enhanced through the removal of certain low molecular weight materials, such as the removal of cholesterol from milk and butter, without compromising on the nutritional value. Such processes offer growth opportunities that comply with the ongoing trend of increasing health consciousness among consumers.

“Food product manufacturers must comply with the guidelines for food manufacturing and quality. They use processing machinery or sorting equipment to ensure that the highest grade of raw material is used in the production process. There will be a considerable demand for sorting equipment during the forecast period, thus contributing to the global market growth,” says Chetan Mohan, a lead research analyst at Technavio for embedded systems research.

Awareness about the benefits of automation

Productivity can be significantly improved by adopting automation. Automation can also help in improving the efficiency and reducing the costs associated with operating, maintenance, and wastage. Automated food sorting machinery can eliminate operational errors. This helps in minimizing faults in the manufacturing processes and increasing the overall quality and productivity.

“Vendors need to shift their focus to emerging economies as developed economies have already adopted automation. These factors are expected to stimulate the growth of the global sorting equipment market during the forecast period,” says Chetan.

Stringent regulatory standards

Governments worldwide have implemented stringent policies to encourage food safety, waste reduction, and recycling. Also, there is a heightened awareness about the depreciating amount of natural resources among global communities. This has given rise to several measures that reduce the dependence on the use of natural resources and move to other alternative sources.

The US government has set regulations under the Environmental Protection Agency regarding state environmental policies and integrated waste management plans. State environmental policies have set requirements regarding mining activities and sorting of waste before they are dumped in landfills to prevent contamination. These policies must be incorporated by companies that function in such sectors. Thus, the presence of stringent environmental and health regulations is expected to generate demand for sorting equipment in the market.

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BizVibe Announces Their List of Top 10 Textile Industry Events in Asia

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Textile industry events are an essential part of buying, selling, and networking. They provide important opportunities for organizations to connect and grow. As Asia is the world’s largest textile and apparel sourcing hub and investment destination, it holds some of the most popular industry events in the world. Here are some of the biggest shows the region offers according to BizVibe.

Textile Asia – Karachi, Pakistan

This is the largest B2B event in Asia’s textile industry. It features a wide range of sectors, including different types of textile machinery, parts, and accessories, as well as materials and dyes. The exhibition brings together an immense number of product and service organizations.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Shanghai, China

This is the world’s largest apparel fabrics and accessories fair, held twice a year in March and October. It provides opportunities to meet potential customers, learn about the newest trends, and grow one’s business.

Shenzhen International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories – Shenzhen, China

While not as big as some of the other trade shows, this is one of the more cost-effective events to attend. It attracts key industry players to the heart of China’s textile manufacturing region and allows attendees to connect with international textile suppliers and garment manufacturers.

Tex-Styles India – New Delhi, India

This four-day event features products such as home furnishings, fabrics for furnishings, and a wide range of apparel.

Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show – Taipei, Taiwan

This is one of the most important innovative textile exhibitions in Asia, and the only professional textile trade show in Taiwan. It features leading trends such as sustainable and recycled fabrics and functional textiles.

View the whole list of Top 10 Asian textile industry events from BizVibe

BizVibe is home to thousands of textiles companies in Asia and over 7 million companies in total. The BizVibe platform allows you to discover the highest quality leads and make meaningful connections with your companies of interest in real time. Claim your company profile for free and let BizVibe connect you with potential business partners.

About BizVibe

The single-minded focus of BizVibe’s platform is to make networking easier. Over the years, we’ve searched far and wide to figure out how businesses connect and enable trade. That first interaction is usually fraught with the uncertainty of finding a potential partner vs. a potential nightmare. With this in mind, we’ve designed a robust set of tools to help companies generate leads, shortlist prospects, network with businesses from around the world and trade seamlessly.

BizVibe is headquartered in Toronto, and has offices in London, Bangalore and Beijing. For more information on the BizVibe network, please contact us.

Caustic Soda Market to 2022 – Global Analysis and Forecasts by Types, Technologies and End-User Verticals

Caustic Soda Market

PUNE, INDIA, May 25, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

WiseGuyReports.Com Publish a New Market Research Report On – “Caustic Soda Market to 2022 – Global Analysis and Forecasts by Types, Technologies and End-User Verticals”.

Caustic soda, which is also known as sodium hydroxide, caustic, and lye. Anhydrous (100%, solid) caustic soda has a chemical formula of NaOH and a molecular weight of 40.00. It is a kind of basic chemicals being used in all most all kinds of chemical production.

The production of caustic soda increases from 60390 K MT in 2012 to 72103 K MT in 2016, with an average growth rate of 4.53%. In the world wide, China is the major manufacturing regions, who account for about 45.55% production market share in the caustic soda industry in 2016. In the consumption market, China and North America are the leaders in caustic soda market, who is estimated to consume 42.79% and 20.29% respectively market share in 2016. OxyChem, Axiall, Olin Corporation, Formosa Plastics Corporation, Inovyn and Tosoh are the global leading manufacturers of caustic soda.

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This report studies caustic soda in Global market, especially in Europe, North America, China, Japan and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering
Dow Chemical
Olin Corporation
Formosa Plastics Corporation
Asahi Glass
Shin-Etsu Chemical
Hanwha Chemical
LG Chemical
Tokuyama Corp
Aditya Birla Chemicals
Joint Stock Company Kaustik
Sanmar Group
Unipar Carbocloro
Kem One
Tessenderlo Group
Xinjiang Zhongtai Chemical
Xinjiang Tianye
Shaanxi Beiyuan Group
Shandong Jinling
SP Chemical(Taixing)
Shanghai Chlor-alkali
Shandong Haili Chemical
Shandong Huatai Group
Nantong Jiangshan Agrochemical & Chemicals
Wanhua Chemical (Ningbo)
Tangshan Sanyou Alkali Chloride
Zhejiang Juhua
Henan Shenma Chhlorine Alkali
Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical
Tianyuan Group
Shandong Dadi Salt Chemical
Befar Group
Inner Mongolia Elion Chemical
Two Lions (Zhangjiagang)
Tianjin Chengyuan Chemical

Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of caustic soda in these regions, from 2012 to 2023 forecast), like
North America
Rest of the world

Split by Product Types, with production, revenue, price, and market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into
Liquid Caustic Soda
Solid Caustic Soda
Caustic Soda Flake
Caustic Soda Particle

Split by applications, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Organic Peroxide in each application, can be divided into
Pulp and Paper
Soap and Detergents
Bleach Manufacturing
Petroleum Products
Aluminum Production
Chemical Processing

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Table Of Contents – Major Key Points

1 Industry Overview 1
1.1 Definition and Specifications of Sodium Hydroxide 1
1.1.1 Definition of Sodium Hydroxide 1
1.1.2 Specifications of Sodium Hydroxide 2
1.2 Classification of Sodium Hydroxide 4
1.2.1 Liquid Caustic Soda 5
1.2.2 Solid Caustic Soda 5
1.2.3 Caustic Soda Flake 6
1.2.4 Caustic Soda Particle 6
1.3 Applications of Sodium Hydroxide 7
1.3.1 Pulp and Paper 8
1.3.2 Textiles 9
1.3.3 Soap and Detergents 9
1.3.4 Bleach Manufacturing 10
1.3.5 Petroleum Products 11
1.3.6 Aluminum Production 12
1.3.7 Chemical Processing 12
1.4 Caustic Soda Market by Regions 13
1.4.1 North America Status and Prospect (2012-2023) 13
1.4.2 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2023) 14
1.4.3 China Status and Prospect (2012-2023) 15
1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2023) 16
1.4.5 India Status and Prospect (2012-2023) 17
1.5 Global Caustic Soda Market Status and Prospect (2012-2023) 18

2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Sodium Hydroxide 20
2.1 Raw Material Suppliers and Price Analysis of Sodium Hydroxide 20
2.2 Equipment Suppliers and Price Analysis of Sodium Hydroxide 22
2.3 Labor Cost Analysis of Sodium Hydroxide 24
2.4 Other Costs Analysis of Sodium Hydroxide 27
2.5 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Sodium Hydroxide 28
2.6 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Sodium Hydroxide 29

3 Technical Data and Manufacturing Plants Analysis of Sodium Hydroxide 34
3.1 Capacity and Commercial Production Date of Global Key Manufacturers in 2016 34
3.2 Manufacturing Plants Distribution of Global Key Sodium Hydroxide Manufacturers in 2016 36
3.3 R&D Status and Technology Source of Global Sodium Hydroxide Key Manufacturers in 2016 37
3.4 Product Performance Analysis of Global Sodium Hydroxide Key Manufacturers in 2016 39

4 Capacity, Production and Revenue Analysis of Caustic Soda by Regions, Types and Manufacturers 42
4.1 Global Capacity, Production and Revenue of Caustic Soda by Regions 2012-2017 42
4.2 Global and Major Regions Capacity, Production, Revenue and Growth Rate of Caustic Soda 2012-2017 46
4.3 Global Production and Revenue of Caustic Soda by Types 2012-2017 55
4.4 Global Capacity, Production and Revenue of Caustic Soda by Manufacturers 2012-2017 58

5 Price, Cost, Gross and Gross Margin Analysis of Caustic Soda by Regions, Types and Manufacturers 71
5.1 Price, Cost, Gross and Gross Margin Analysis of Caustic Soda by Regions 2012-2017 71
5.2 Price, Cost, Gross and Gross Margin Analysis of Caustic Soda by Types 2012-2017 72
5.3 Price, Cost, Gross and Gross Margin Analysis of Caustic Soda by Manufacturers 2012-2017 73

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AstraZeneca Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of BRILINTA 90mg Professional Sample Bottles Due to Report of Another Medicine in One Bottle from That Lot

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AstraZeneca today announced that the Company is notifying physicians and consumers that it is voluntarily recalling one lot of professional (physician) sample bottles containing eight tablets of BRILINTA® (ticagrelor) 90mg tablets as a precautionary measure. This voluntary recall follows a report that a professional sample bottle containing eight tablets of BRILINTA 90mg also contained another medicine called ZURAMPIC® (lesinurad) 200mg tablets which is also manufactured by AstraZeneca.

This precautionary measure is limited to one lot (BRILINTA lot #JB5047) of professional sample bottles containing eight tablets of BRILINTA 90mg distributed to physicians in the US between March and April of 2017. Other forms and dosage strengths of BRILINTA, including medicine obtained via US retail or mail order pharmacies, are not affected by this voluntary recall. This recall does not affect ZURAMPIC.

Unintentional dosing with ZURAMPIC has the potential to lead to adverse renal effects including acute renal failure which is more common when ZURAMPIC is given alone as it should be used in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. BRILINTA has a warning in its prescribing information regarding discontinuation of the medicine. Missed doses of BRILINTA increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. People who are treated with a stent and miss doses of BRILINTA have a higher risk of getting a blood clot in the stent, having a heart attack, or death. Patients should not stop taking BRILINTA without talking to their prescribing doctor. To date, AstraZeneca has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

BRILINTA is indicated to reduce the rate of CV death, heart attack and stroke in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or a history of heart attack. BRILINTA also reduces the rate of stent thrombosis in patients who have been stented for treatment of ACS. ZURAMPIC is a prescription medicine used together with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor such as allopurinol or Uloric in adults with gout who still have a high uric acid level.

BRILINTA 90mg tablets are supplied as a round, biconvex, yellow, film-coated tablet, and imprinted with 90 above a T on one side of the pill. ZURAMPIC tablets 200mg are blue in color and elliptical/oval in shape. They are imprinted with LES200 on one side of the pill.

AstraZeneca is notifying physicians by recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers that have medicine which is being recalled should contact their physician.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact the AstraZeneca Information Center at 1-800-236-9933 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this medicine.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

Patient safety is a top priority for AstraZeneca and we are working closely on this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in taking the appropriate course of action.

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three main therapy areas – Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases and Respiratory. The Company also is selectively active in the areas of autoimmunity, neuroscience and infection. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information, please visit www.astrazeneca-us.com and follow us on Twitter @AstraZenecaUS.

Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers Vital Tips for A Person in Maine Who Has Mesothelioma and Their Family to Ensure They Hire the Nation’s Top Attorneys for Compensation

Don’t overpay your lawyers for mesothelioma compensation. The going rate for the nation’s top mesothelioma lawyers is 33.3%”

— Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center.Com

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, May 25, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center says, „We are offering vital tips for a person who has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Maine or their family designed to ensure they receive the very best possible financial compensation.

„Maine is one of the leading states when it comes to people being diagnosed primarily because of shipyards, Navy Veterans and industrial trades workers. As we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303 to get the best possible financial compensation for mesothelioma it is vital the person hire one of the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys.” http://Maine.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Vital Tips for a recently diagnosed person with mesothelioma in Maine or their family members from the Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center:

* „Please get organized. The attorneys we suggest are not only some of the nation’s most experienced mesothelioma attorneys they also get the best compensation results for their clients. One thing that will help a diagnosed victim enormously is specific information about where or how the diagnosed person was exposed to asbestos as well as the time frames.

* „The other important piece of advice would be; are there co-workers who can confirm your loved one or you were exposed to asbestos? This is vital information for the lawyers.
* „Don’t overpay your lawyers for mesothelioma compensation. The going rate for the nation’s top mesothelioma lawyers is 33.3%. Some mesothelioma marketing law firms are now suggesting legal charges of 40%+ expenses. Before you hire a lawyer/law firm to help with a mesothelioma compensation claim please call us at 800-714-0303 to make certain you are talking to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma lawyers, and to make certain you are not on the verge of being overcharged.
* „Once you hire a lawyer/law firm to work on a mesothelioma compensation claim it is almost impossible to fire them so please call us first so you have the peace of mind that you hired a qualified law firm that has a proven track record of getting the best possible compensation results.” http://Maine.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Maine including communities such as Bangor, Lewiston, Portland, Brunswick, Saco, Sullivan, Milltown, Bath, or Biddeford.

For the best possible treatment options in Maine the Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital: The Maine Medical Cancer Institute: http://www.mmc.org/cancer-institute

The average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is about 72 years old. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

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La gestion de l’administration et des finances publiques est désormais informatisée aux Comores

MORONI, le 25 mai 2017 ̶ « Je suis là depuis des années et je n’ai jamais eu accès, ni aux cadres organiques, ni aux dépenses de l’administration de l’île de Mohéli alors que je suis le contrôleur financier », se plaint Rakim Baco Moingarie, contrôleur financier de l’île de Mohéli.

Comme sur l’île de Mohéli, Ngazidja et Anjouan ont longtemps fait face à d’énormes problèmes organisationnels : augmentation sauvage de la masse salariale due à des recrutements inefficients, fonction publique désorganisée, opérations financières infructueuses, manque de transparence, trésorerie insuffisante… Soit des défis immenses pour l’administration comorienne, censée maîtriser les effectifs, la masse salariale et la chaîne des dépenses de l’État.

« Les finances publiques et la fonction publique sont hautement primordiales dans le développement d’un pays. Car le fonctionnement de l’État et la fourniture de services publics aux populations en dépendent. », précise Anne-Lucie Lefebvre, spécialiste principale en administration publique à la Banque mondiale et chargée du Projet d’appui à la bonne gouvernance économique (ABGE).

C’est pour aider le pays à relever ces défis que la Banque mondiale, appuie depuis 2011 le gouvernement des Comores à travers un don de 1,8 million de dollars de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA). Objectif ? Accroître l’efficacité, la redevabilité et la transparence dans la gestion des finances publiques et améliorer la gestion des ressources humaines et des salaires dans la fonction publique. C’est dans ce contexte que les Initiatives à résultats rapides (IRR) ont été lancées en 2016, afin d’accompagner étroitement les trois gouvernorats, ainsi que l’Union des Comores, à mettre en œuvre efficacement sa réforme de gestion des effectifs et de la masse salariale ainsi que la chaîne des dépenses.

Depuis lors, deux systèmes informatiques ont été adoptés. Le logiciel GISE (Gestion Intégrée des structures et des Éffectifs), permet de payer les salaires de tous les fonctionnaires et le SIM _BA, intègre toutes les dépenses et recettes de l’exercice budgétaire. Par ailleurs, les agents de diverses directions (Fonction publique, budget, contrôle financier et Trésor public) ont reçu des formations pour renforcer leurs capacités en administration et finances publiques. Des coachs IRR ont également été déployés au niveau de chaque gouvernorat pour accompagner tous les acteurs impliqués dans le processus.

« Ce fut une expérience éprouvante mais très utile. Les agents publics impliqués dans ces réformes n’avaient pas l’habitude de travailler ensemble et au début du processus, ils s’ignoraient et se renvoyaient les responsabilités. À force de persévérance, de la forte implication des chefs hiérarchiques, des gouverneurs eux-mêmes, de la société civile et du Collège des Sages, ils ont dépassé leur mésentente, leurs limites, et ont commencé à explorer d’autres pistes pour aplanir les difficultés rencontrées dans l’étape d’informatisation. La majorité d’entre eux ont fait de nombreuses heures supplémentaires », constatent ensemble, Helmi Youssoufa et Mohamed Badrouzamane, respectivement coachs IRR à Ngazidja et Anjouan, ainsi que Saïd Mahamoudou, anthropologue social.

« Nous savions que nous avions atteint une partie de notre objectif quand le tout nouveau trésorier payeur général a pris l’initiative d’appliquer le nouvel arrêté ministériel interdisant tout paiement effectué en dehors du système GISE. Il a décidé qu’à partir du mois de novembre 2016, aucun salaire manuel ne pourrait être pris en charge par le Trésor. Cela impliquait un travail colossal pour enregistrer informatiquement l’ensemble des fonctionnaires avant le 25 décembre. Mais on a réussi », se félicite Hassani Malik, coachs IRR à l’Union des Comores.

Fin Décembre 2016, tous les paiements des agents de l’Union des Comores, Ngazidja et Mohéli ont ainsi été effectués par le nouveau système de GISE, tandis que seuls 14 fonctionnaires (soit 0,3% du total des effectifs), étaient encore payés manuellement à Anjouan. Par ailleurs, les rapports d’exécution budgétaire ont été contrôlés, effectués et publiés pour 2015 et 2016, une première pour les Comores.

On observe également des changements de comportement chez les agents de l’État.

« L’approche IRR, comprenait notamment des réunions hebdomadaires entre les agents impliqués dans la GISE et le SIM _BA. Ils ont gardé cette habitude et ont tissé une franche collaboration entre les directions de la Fonction publique, du Budget, et du Trésor. En seulement sept jours, 1 497 dossiers d’agents ont pu être saisis. C’est un résultat qui va au-delà de nos estimations », explique Anwadhui Mansour, coach IRR à l’île de Mohéli.

« La GISE et le SIM_BA me permettent aujourd’hui de connaître précisément le montant des dépenses salariales et en biens publics, alors qu’avant, je ne savais rien de ce qui se passait », confie Abdou Djabir, commissaire aux Finances de l’île de Mohéli. « Auparavant, même l’informatisation des dossiers des agents de l’État s’effectuait au niveau de la direction du Budget alors que c’est une compétence assignée à la Fonction publique. Ce travail se fait aujourd’hui à notre niveau », renchérit Fatima Said Ali, directrice de la fonction publique à l’île d’Anjouan.

La réussite de la mise en œuvre de la GISE et du SIM_BA tient non seulement à l’approche IRR, initiée dans le cadre de la collaboration avec la Banque mondiale, mais aussi à la volonté des agents publics et à la forte implication de la société civile et du Conseil des sages.

Aujourd’hui de nombreuses initiatives prennent le relais. On peut citer entre autres, l’Initiative citoyenne sur la transparence budgétaire (ICTB) ou la réalisation d’émissions interactives avec les médias sur la question de la transparence budgétaire, la publication de communiqués périodiques pour renforcer le suivi participatif du budget, ou encore des tournées de mobilisation et de sensibilisation sur la transparence budgétaire et la redevabilité sociale. 

New Website Explains Overrepresentation of Minority Youth in Chicago’s Juvenile Justice System

CHICAGO, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new website, JusticeDivided.com, will increase public awareness of the overrepresentation of minority Chicago youth in the juvenile justice system and provide open source data for research by community members and journalists, eventually leading to changes in practices and policies.

„The purpose of the website is to call attention to the overrepresentation of minority youth in the juvenile justice system and to provide factual and easy-to-access data from verified public data sources,” said Hannah Cushman, Developer at DataMade, a civic technology company based in Chicago. „By using accurate information, the public can have a better understanding of the degree of the problem and learn how to reduce the inequality.”

„The site is targeted to inform youth, provide them with tools to become engaged in policy reform efforts and provide resources to help them overcome the collateral consequences of having an arrest record,” said Era Laudermilk, Deputy Director of the Illinois Justice Project.” 

Some visitors will be surprised to learn that black youth make up only 42 percent of Chicago’s youth population but account for 79 percent of arrests and 87 percent of imprisonments.

„The website is intended to encourage a public discussion of inequity: for example, while black and white youth have the same rate of marijuana use, blacks are arrested far more often,” Laudermilk said. „The website also is a resource to spur discussion of how to develop and implement policies and practices to reduce disproportionate minority contact, as well as information to help kids in trouble stay out of trouble.”

Because the data includes neighborhood breakdowns of youth arrests by race, a visitor can find demographic arrest data for every police district and compare districts on a map of the city.

DataMade built the website in partnership with the Adler University, Project NIA and the Illinois Justice Project. Funding was provided by the Polk Bros. Foundation, which partners with local nonprofit organizations that work to reduce the impact of poverty and provide area residents with better access to quality education, preventive health care and basic human services.

„Disproportionate Minority Contact in the juvenile justice system is not unique to Chicago, but it must not be viewed as a problem that is so ingrained that it cannot be eliminated,” said Dan Cooper, Executive Director of Adler University’s Center for Equitable Cities.

For more information, visit www.ILJP.org.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-website-explains-overrepresentation-of-minority-youth-in-chicagos-juvenile-justice-system-300464302.html

SOURCE Illinois Justice Project

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