Military Employer Support Awards

first_imgLIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR–Military Employer Support Awards ————————————————————Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant presented the Canadian Forces Liaison Council awards at Government House today, March 8. The awards recognized employers from Nova Scotia who have supported their reservist employees by allowing them to undergo military training and deploy on military operations without impacting their civilian employment or education. “I am delighted to recognize these outstanding employers who have demonstrated leadership by supporting their reservist employees,” said Lt.-Gov. Grant. “I speak from personal experience when I say that reservists bring valuable skill sets learned through their military training and employment to the civilian workplace and the organizations we recognize tonight have shown remarkable insight by recognizing these skills.” Ten Nova Scotia-based organizations were recognized for their best practices in reservist employee and student reservist support. They are: Service Canada Lorway MacEachern Barristers and Solicitors Emergency Services – Sheriff Services, Nova Scotia Department of Justice Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre Canada Revenue Agency Garian Construction IWK Health Centre Wajax Equipment McInnes Cooper Dalhousie University The Canadian Forces Liaison Council is a Canada-wide group of civilian business leaders who volunteer their time and efforts to promote the Canadian Forces Reserves by highlighting the benefits of reserve force training and experience to the civilian workplace and educational institutions. Reservists themselves nominate their employers and educators and the awards are presented every two years.last_img read more

10% of Israel’s Population Is of Moroccan Descent

Rabat – The number of Moroccans living in Israel constitutes the second largest Moroccan diaspora after that of France.  The number of Moroccan immigrants living in Israel is around 800,000 according to a guide elaborated by the Ministry of Moroccans Residing Abroad. This number makes up a tenth of the entire population of the Jewish state, as well as beingthe second largest diaspora in the world according to the guide.The study incudes those individuals who “have kept a direct or indirect link with Morocco, whether or not they participate in the Moroccan life outside its borders.” France is home to the largest Moroccan diaspora with 1.3 million Moroccans. It is followed by Israel with 800,000, Spain with 758,000, Italy (506,000), Holland (460,000), Belgium (407,647), the United States (150,000), Germany (140,000), and Canada (120,000).In the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates is home to largest Moroccan diaspora with 85,000 people. It is followed by Qatar with 75,000, Saudi Arabia with 43,216 and Kuwait with 21,843.Moroccans residing abroad transferred MAD 59.2 billion back to Morocco in 2014. The majority of these transfers came from France, Spain, Italy, the US and Arab Countries while Israel is at the bottom of the list.Moroccan Jews lived in Morocco since for over 2,000 years. Between 1961 and 1964, however, around 97,000 Moroccan Jews emigrated to Israel through Operation Yakhin conducted by the Israeli Mossad. read more