BREXIT: How it Happened and What it Means for North Florida
On July 20, 2016, much of the world was surprised with the final results of the U.K. referendum on European Union membership. By a narrow margin, the United Kingdom voted to leave the E.U. According to various news outlets, the English pound hit a 31-year low and stock markets reacted to the new uncertainty in a way that left most wondering about the long-term consequences to financial markets, trade and immigration. To get some additional insight into how it happened and wha
What is Halal Food?
Simply, halal refers to anything that is permissible for Muslims to partake in while Halal food generally refers to meat that is permissible for Muslims to eat. The Quran provides specific instructions for what types of animals are clean and how those animals should be treated humanely before and during slaughter. Halal restrictions are similar to kosher rules which guide food consumption for Jews. All pork products including ham, pepperoni, pork meatballs, sausage and someti
Halal in Jax
When preparing to host a Muslim visitor for a meal, there are a lot of options for purchasing halal meats and dishes in the Jacksonville area. Below you will find a beginner’s list to halal in Jacksonville. This list is by no means exhaustive so if you’re favorite halal grocer or restaurant isn’t listed, please send your suggestions to email@example.com. Apna Bazaar and Restaurant (Pakistani) This restaurant serves 55-60 people. Everything is halal in both the resta
Improving Government Responsiveness to Citizens: A Project for Iraq
August 13-17, 2016 About Iraq In October 2005, Iraqis approved a constitution in a national referendum and, pursuant to this document, elected a 275-member Council of Representatives (COR) in December 2005. In April 2014, Iraq held a national legislative election and expanded the COR to 328 legislators. Prime Minister Nuri al-MALIKI dropped his bid for a third term in office, enabling new Prime Minister Haydar al-ABADI, to win parliamentary approval of his new cabinet in Sept
Opinion: The Importance of International Education
Isolation breeds ignorance, ignorance breeds fear, and fear breeds hate. In today’s world so intimately connected through trade, technology, and politics, there are still some who remain insulated behind barriers of idealology. In these instances, global affairs are a removed interest. There exists no venue for international education, because it is not considered a necessity. Such a setting does not come without a price. Just as any other marketplace grows stagnant without c
Member of Parliament, James Heappey
GlobalJax was delighted to welcome James Heappey (left) to Jacksonville for our London Networking Night in June 2015. Mr. Heappey is a member of the British Conservative Party and has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since May 2015. Before he began his career in politics, James served as a Major in the British Army, operating in locations such as Kabul, Basra, and Sangin. In Parliament, Mr. Heappey has voted in the same way as the vast majority of other Conservative MP’s.