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Assistance on the way for small, minority and women-owned Broward businesses

first_imgThe Broward County Public School’s (BCPS) Procurement and Warehousing Services Department Supplier Diversity and Outreach Program (SDOP) will host a Business Outreach Event on May 8, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm, at the Urban League of Broward County, 560 NW 27th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida.The event will provide an overview of the new Supplier diversity Outreach Program Policy 3330 and a 2017 Procurement Opportunities Forecast. It is designed for all businesses in the tri-county area interested in doing business with BCPS and is free to attend.The purpose of the event is to unveil the new Supplier Diversity Outreach Program and provide detailed information on how to provide products and services to Broward County Public Schools. Business owners will be able to speak directly with key Broward County Public Schools staff about up-coming business opportunities.“The School Board is keeping its promise to promote supplier diversity and ensure equal opportunity for local small, minority and women-owned businesses to provide products and services to Broward Schools,” said Mary Coker, Director, Procurement and Warehousing Services Department. “We are ensuring that there is a fair and balanced bidding environment and are eager to help vendors with the process.”The Supplier Diversity Outreach Program builds capacity in the local business community by providing increased opportunities for underutilized business to do business with BCPS, generate growth among local businesses by providing increased preferences to Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprises (S/M/WBEs), and create jobs and career opportunities for local residents.The adoption of the new Supplier Diversity Outreach Program followed a Disparity Study completed in 2015 that identified barriers and various forms of marketplace discrimination that weakened the participation of minority and women-owned businesses.  The new policy, approved on January 18, 2017, takes effect on July 1, 2017.Register to attend the event at bcpsprocurement17.eventbrite.com or contact The Mosaic Group atevents@upscalebymosaic.com or 561.651.9565.last_img read more

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Liberia Ends Gabon 2017 Journey in Tunis

first_imgThe formbooks said Liberia’s Lone Star missed their chance when they allowed Togo to force them to a 2-2 draw; and if they had won that game, it could have earned them 12 points clear. If that had happened, their 4-1 loss to Tunisia yesterday could not have affected their 12 points, and they would have been second in Group A.And because they failed to beat Togo, they went to Tunisia on a 10 points tie with Tunisia; and so with their last game in favor of Tunisia, the North Africans now topped Group A with 13 points. Togo comes next with 11 points, one point over Liberia, who still remains at 10 points. Lone Star’s disastrous performance was foreshadowed by their friendly against the U-20 national team of Morocco that defeated the national team 4-2.Meanwhile, there were 14 games held throughout Africa yesterday, with yet five more games to go. Ethiopia fell behind against Seychelles in Hawassa before goals from Getaneh Kebede and Saladin Said either side of half-time brought a 2-1 win and hope of qualification as one of the best two runners-up.It was the sixth goal of the qualifying campaign for Kebede in Group J and moved him to the top of the scorers’ charts. Fouad Al Triki scored a late goal as Libya shocked Cape Verde 1-0 in a Group F match interrupted when a dog wandered onto the pitch in Praia.Defeat eliminated Cape Verde, who were briefly ranked No.1 in Africa this year and had been seeking a third consecutive Cup of Nations appearance.A brilliant goal from Manchester City teenager Kelechi Iheanacho on 78 minutes earned already-eliminated Nigeria a 1-0 Group G win over Tanzania in Uyo.The Super Eagles took a short corner and the striker moved across the edge of the penalty area before unleashing a left-foot thunderbolt into the roof of the net.Group H winners Ghana lacked numerous first choices, including Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan, and were held 1-1 in Accra by Rwanda.Samuel Tetteh put the Black Stars ahead midway through the opening half with a low shot and Muhadjir Hakizimana leveled off a free-kick seven minutes from time.Mozambique jumped from fourth to second in the same mini-league after a last-gasp goal earned a 1-0 win over Mauritius in Maputo. Cameroon cruised to a 2-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Group M team Gambia in Limbe. Benjamin Moukandjo converted a first-half penalty for a foul on Karl Toko Ekambi, who scored the second goal soon after half-time.A dismal run by Angola in Group B extended to five matches without a win when they were held 1-1 by Madagascar in Luanda.Bapasy put the visitors ahead during the opening half with a glancing header off a corner and Gelson leveled nine minutes into the second half.Senegal finished with a perfect Group K record thanks to a predictable 2-0 win over Namibia in Dakar through goals from Balde Keita and Famara Diedhiou. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more