London Drugs Wins Canadian Stewardship Award
This time last year Johnson was riding high after his re-election and a successful London Olympic Games, with many touting him as a potential successor to Cameron. But this threat appears to have receded as Cameron’s poll ratings improve amid signs of economic recovery, and the prime minister clearly enjoyed Johnson’s speech. The mayor was dismissive of recent reported comments by a Russian official that Britain was just a “small island” with no international influence. “I don’t want to risk polonium in my sushi by bandying statistics with the Kremlin,” he said, a reference to the radioactive poisoning of ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, which Britain blames on Moscow. But Johnson argued that London was home to so many rich Russians because of its numerous benefits, including green spaces that help it produce two million cucumbers a year. “Eat your heart out, Vladimir Putin,” he said, before adding: “It is partly due to our staggering cucumber yields, comrades, that London now contributes almost 25 percent of UK GDP.” Johnson has refused to say whether he would consider standing for parliament at the next election in 2015, which could mean finishing his mayoral term a year early, but Cameron said he would be welcome. “That’s up to him. But I’ll certainly be giving him a warm welcome,” Cameron said. Johnson joked about the speculation in an anecdote about meeting former French prime minister Alain Juppe, who he said was also mayor of Bordeaux. “It’s the kind of thing they do in France, being mayor when you are prime minister. It’s a very good idea,” the mayor said, to laughs and cheers from the packed conference hall. Looking ahead to 2015, he urged the Tories to ditch the “albatross” of their coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats, and work for a Conservative majority. To those eurosceptics considering voting for the upstart UK Independence Party, he repeated Cameron’s argument that only a Tory government could deliver the prime minister’s promised referendum on EU membership.
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London’s New American-Style JW3 Community Center Opens to Great Expectations
Sorry, Im embarrassed, but weve only just moved into our offices, says Simonson, the 40-year-old boss of Londons first American-style JCC, which opened Sunday. Now the article will say New CEO cant even answer his own phone. With his credentials, Simonson can afford to be self-deprecating. The former director of the Jewish learning fest Limmud, Simonson steered the organization through the 2008 financial crisis, helping it to emerge as a vibrant global brand with an annual budget of $1.6 million that scholars of British Jewry call the flagship of a communal renaissance. Now he wants to do something similar with the new community center, a centrally located four-story behemoth called JW3 a play on the local postcode, NW3 which was built with a one-time $56 million grant by a single donor, the philanthropist Vivien Duffield. But with Duffield now stepping back from the organization, Simonson has to build a constituency among Londoners for a kind of Jewish institution with which they are largely unfamiliar. This is now for the community to decide if they truly want to keep the gift, Simonson told JTA. Duffield, the daughter of the late business magnate Charles Clore, initiated the project after visiting the JCC in Manhattan a decade ago and deciding that Londons approximately 200,000 Jews also should have a one-stop shop for all things Jewish. The London center has space for a kindergarten, movie theater, sports facilities, kosher restaurant and a library. All that space requires a paying customer base, and for the past two years, JW3s staff of 45 has been working to build one. A huge banner that says JW3 The New Postcode for Jewish Life hangs from the buildings facade. Simonson, a chummy Londoner who takes pride in his ginger facial hair (his Twitter handle is FatSideburns), aims to enroll 60,000 members the first year at a cost of $72 annually.
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Markets open in 6 hrs 4 mins London Drugs Wins Canadian Stewardship Award Retailer Receives National Award for Exemplary Efforts in Recycling, Education, Advocacy and Environmental Leadership Through Its ‘What’s the Green Deal’ Program Press Release: London Drugs Ltd. 10 hours ago Print VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Oct 1, 2013) – London Drugs took top honours in the ‘Business’ category for their ‘ What’s the Green Deal ‘ program at the 2013 Conference on Canadian Stewardship. The Canadian Stewardship Award recognizes exceptional achievements of a business that has made a significant contribution, through leadership or advocacy, towards environmental stewardship and producer responsibility. Since its launch in 2008, London Drugs’ ‘What’s the Green Deal’ program now tallies more than 42 million pounds of materials recycled including : Styrofoam, batteries, computers, televisions, cell phones, paper, plastic, cardboard, and metals. “London Drugs perfectly fit the purpose of the Canadian Stewardship Award,” said Mark McKenney, President of the Canadian Product Stewardship Council, the sponsor of the award. “By taking a leadership position in managing materials sold from their retail stores, London Drugs offers their customers in-store recycling that goes beyond what is mandated by regulations. They work with their buyers and suppliers to improve their product stewardship responsibilities by communicating with customers in-store and online with a dedicated website , blogs , videos and social media.” London Drugs’ Administrator of Retail Operations, Maury McCausland, accepted the award from McKenney, on behalf of the thousands of London Drugs employees and customers that have helped make ‘What’s the Green Deal’ a stewardship success story. “Being recognized at the national level is a testament to the enthusiastic support of our employees and customers who continue to help London Drugs succeed with our innovative recycling and waste diversion efforts,” says McCausland. We are proud of the achievements of our employees and customers in reducing waste, but we realize the journey to sustainability is one that never ends. That’s why ‘What’s the Green Deal?’ is a question we will continue to ask ourselves, even as we endeavor to answer it.” London Drugs recently celebrated a milestone achievement across its western Canadian chain with the removal of a waste disposal bin at the St. Albert , Alberta store which has achieved a near 100 per cent waste diversion rate. The chain’s overall waste diversion rate rose from 67% in 2011 to 74% in 2012. Individual stores have advanced even further with a chain-wide goal for all stores to achieve 95% waste diversion by 2015. To see what products can be recycled through London Drugs, or to learn more about these eco-friendly services and products visit the website at www.greendeal.ca . About London Drugs Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 78 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com . London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions.