Uk-gbc And Ecobuild Enter New Partnership

“Now they will die because Barclays cut off their only income.” Somali community leaders in the UK, who have campaigned vigorously against Barclays’ decision, say closing the accounts will not stop money from reaching family and friends back home. “Before our people were dying because of famine and droughts. Now they will die because Barclays cut off their only income.” -Abdi Salan, UK-based student “No one is going to let their loved ones starve to death. Money will be sent no matter what,” said Mohamed Ibrahim, chairman of the London Somali Youth Forum. “The money will be sent through underground channels, which are hard to monitor, and only result in criminalising the hardworking members of the community.” Another worry for community leaders is the account closures could be used by al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab as a recruitment opportunity. “If you cut off people’s only income, they will find other ways of making a living and al-Shabab will surely take advantage and offer an alternative source of income,” Ibrahim said. In the UK, the remittance industry is also one of the biggest employers in the Somali community, providing jobs directly to hundreds of people. Barclays’ move will instantly render them unemployed. ‘Rules and regulations’ At Finsbury Park’s most popular Somali eatery, Iman Restaurant, the topic of conversation this evening is Barclays and remittance account closures. “There is no social welfare system in Somalia. Everyone is worried about what will happen to their family and friends back home with the accounts closed,” said Abdi Fatah Mohamed, sitting down to a plate of spaghetti. Barclays issued a statement to Al Jazeera defending its planned account closures. “Firstly, the decision that has been made by Barclays has not been an easy one. We understand and appreciate the important role these businesses play in helping people transfer money around the world, in some cases to places where there is great need of financial support.

A sustainable procurement process will also be put into place for all key suppliers and environmental issues promoted to all stakeholders in the run up to the show. As part of this initiative Ecobuild will be working closely with UK-GBC on the Sustainable Stands Awards. 2014 will mark the fourth year UK-GBC will be running the Sustainable Stand Awards at Ecobuild. The competition is based on the sustainable design and responsible sourcing of materials for the stands, and how energy, waste and recycling have been considered during their construction. Ecobuild takes place from 4 to 6 March 2014 at ExCeL London. http://www.ecobuild.co.uk About UBM Live Built Environment – organiser of Ecobuild: UBM Live Built Environment, organiser of Ecobuild, is a specialist events, data and media solutions business focussed on the construction, property, architecture and interiors communities worldwide. UBM Live Built Environment’s award-winning brands are widely acknowledged as some of the most iconic brands in the built environment including Ecobuild, Interiors UK, Sleep Europe, RESI, Building, Property Week, Building Design and Barbour ABI. @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges .