first_imgWednesday 3 November 2010 10:05 pm whatsapp Share Tags: NULL CITY SUPER WOMAN BEATS THE BIG BOYS KCS-content CITY SUPER WOMAN BEATS THE BIG BOYSTHIS past year hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park for corporate financiers, with company IPOs dropping like flies – particularly in the first half of the year – as nervous investors quaked in their boots.But in that kind of climate, of course, the best really do stand out – and many company advisers would do well to take a leaf out of the book of Nicola Marrin at Seymour Pierce, who last night received the corporate financier of the year award from the ICAEW at a ceremony at the Mansion House.Marrin, the first female winner of the award, follows in the footsteps of distinguished previous winners such as Terry Smith in 2004, then chief executive of Collins Stewart, and Merrill Lynch’s head of UK M&A in 2007, Kevin Smith.Marrin’s big break came this year when she led the team on SuperGroup’s £395m flotation in March, on which Seymour Pierce acted as sole sponsor, financial adviser and bookrunner – and she has a few words of wisdom for company executives who reckon they need a roster of bank advisers as long as their arms to get an IPO away successfully.“Quite apart from the strength of SuperGroup’s management, it really helped that there was only one corporate finance adviser – on bigger transactions, there’s often lots of jostling for position,” Marrin tells me. “On bigger deals you’re going to need more than one adviser, clearly, but this goes to show you don’t need a cast of thousands to make it a success.”Are you listening, Ocado?DING DONGActor Leslie Phillips has had his fair share of decent roles over the years, starring in a number of the Carry On films, as well as recent parts in the likes of The Jackal, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Changeling and Hanif Kureshi’s 2007 film Venus, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA for best supporting actor.However, The Capitalist learns he’s soon to add a rather different title to his collection – that of the Freedom of the City of London, which he is due to receive at the Guildhall later this month. Of course, fellow Carry On star Barbara Windsor also received the Freedom earlier this year, placing Phillips in good company. Ding dong!STRUCK OFFCity law firm DLA Piper held a breakfast debate yesterday on the thorny topic of employee relations, with panel members ranging from the CBI’s Jim Bligh and Labour MP Paul Farrelly to DLA Piper’s David Bradley and the CIPD’s employee relations adviser Mike Emmott.During a heated discussion chaired by City A.M.’s own deputy editor David Hellier, Farrelly (pictured above) insisted trade union laws didn’t need tightening to improve the chances of a strikeless future and warned that tinkering with the law could inflame relations. Bligh, on the other hand, argued there should be no less than 11 changes to the UK’s legal framework, such as raising the threshold for industrial action to take into account the voting turnout, and allowing both unions and employers to send concise statements out with ballot papers to set out the scope, nature and reason for the dispute.Fittingly, though all the panel members managed to get to the venue through the transport chaos, yesterday’s impeccably-timed Tube strike meant almost half the expected attendees were unable to find their way there in time… Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDirect HealthyKate Silverton’s PartnerDirect Healthythedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comlast_img read more

US jobs data leads FTSE to a strong close

first_img Share More From Our Partners Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told THE FTSE continued its strong start to 2011 as a late afternoon rally enabled it to stick at levels not seen since 2008.The FTSE 100 closed 29.99 points or 0.5 per cent higher to close at 6,043.86, still ahead of the important 6,000 mark and far above levels seen in the recession.Impressive US jobs data provided additional momentum in the afternoon. The ADP Employer Service report revealed that 297,000 jobs were added last month, compared with the forecasted 100,000. The numbers boosted sentiment ahead of official Department of Labour statistics published on Friday.“Many are now hoping Friday’s employment data can back this up and deliver the momentum the markets sorely need to push on,” said David Jones, chief market strategist at IG Index. US chipmakers and tech firms also performed well, boosted by the imminent opening of the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas tomorrow. ARM (up 7.65 per cent to 471.4p) and CSR (up 7.82 per cent to 377.7p) respectively headed the lists of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 risers. Barclays and HSBC provided support for a second day, while Tullow Oil and Cairn Energy also boosted the index. Mobile operator Vodafone gained 3.2 per cent after it bought back 13.2 million of its shares for an average price of 169.9p per share.Womenswear retailer Next rose 4.37 per cent to 103.0p after announcing that it remains on track, despite losing about £22m in Christmas sales thanks to the snow.“The fall was in line with market expectations and mostly shareholders have cheered the news as they had feared that the severe pre-Christmas weather conditions may have resulted in a more dire sales drive,” said Joshua Raymond, a market strategist at City Index.But analysts are still focusing on weaker retailers and HMV fell 20 per cent to 26p after warning it may miss bank covenants after further poor sales in December. Mining stocks also weighed on the index, said Jones. “Miners dragged the FTSE lower as they bore the brunt of investor profit-taking following disappointing data in Europe, with sector heavyweights Antofagasta (-2.22 per cent), Anglo American (-1.72 per cent) and Kazakhmys (-1.52 per cent) all down,” he said.Overall, the FTSE outperformed other European indices, though. “The DAX and CAC both traded around 0.8 per cent lower, weighed by the fall in commodities and miners,” said Raymond.In New York, stocks rallied on the positive jobs data as well as further good news about factory outputs and from the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index.US stocks traded at about a two-year high, with financials, housing stocks and airlines performing strongly, countered by utilities stocks such as American Electric and Duke Energy, which suffered after being downgraded by analysts.The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 20.95 points, or 0.78 per cent, to close at 2,702.2; the S&P 500 rose 6.37 points, or 0.5 per cent, to close at 1,276.57; and the Dow Jones industrial average advanced 31.87 points, or 0.27 per cent, to close at 11,723.05. alison.lock US jobs data leads FTSE to a strong close whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Wednesday 5 January 2011 4:09 pm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

El Hogar offers Honduras’ ‘hardest cases’ a chance for a…

first_imgEl Hogar offers Honduras’ ‘hardest cases’ a chance for a new life By Lynette WilsonPosted Apr 29, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Comments (4) Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Becky Taylor says: Comments are closed. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Susan Speir says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service May 1, 2014 at 10:35 am Thank you so much for this wonderful article about El Hogar. My family and my parish have been supporting this fine organization for years. In fact, this summer, I am bringing a mission team to El Hogar for a week. God is working miracles in this place. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm Thank you for this informative and hope-filled story. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest April 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm Dear Friends in Christ – Thank you for this article about saving children in Tegucigalpa. I’m sure you also know about Our Little Roses which saves girls from the street in San Pedro Sula. You can contact Diana Frade, the founder and director of OLR, for further information. Yours in Jesus’ Name, Rev. John F. Stanton (Fr. Jack) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC John F. Stanton says: Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Read Norton says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group El Hogar has the capacity at its Tegucigalpa campus for up to 100 students, providing them with an education, food, shelter, clothing and a family environment. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – Tegucigalpa, Honduras] For the past 35 years El Hogar has served Honduras’ toughest cases, boys and girls, some of whom have been abused, neglected and abandoned.“There are some that don’t have families, some we know for sure whose parents have passed away, and there have been children who have been left completely orphaned,” said Claudia de Castro, El Hogar’s director.With a staff of 80 people and three campuses, El Hogar has the capacity for up to 250 students. El Hogar, which means home in Spanish, goes beyond providing the basic necessities of  food, clothing, and education; it provides the love and care typically provided by a family, said de Castro.Claudia de Castro, El Hogar’s director, has been with the residential school for 24 years. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS“In this place you can see the presence of God moving around these children,” said de Castro. “This is a miracle place; only God can heal their hearts. They are little ones who have experienced a lot”De Castro shared an example: A boy came to El Hogar after his mother’s murder, vowing vengeance.“He came here, and he was aggressive,” she said.Then one day during Morning Prayer, the boy, touched by the lesson on forgiveness, decided to forgive his mother’s killer. Today the boy is one of El Hogar’s best students, and is on the honor roll.In another example de Castro shared, students were eating at a Pizza Hut and there were children begging outside the restaurant. Once outside, the boys gave the children their shoes.“Often we share the things we no longer want, but these children were giving the only shoes they have,” she said. “They feel wealthy.”Sixty percent of Honduras’s 7.9 million people live in poverty, and 35 percent of the population is below the age of 15. Natural disasters and the country’s poor security situation – Honduras has the highest homicide rate in the world, which can be tied to narcotrafficking and gang violence – contribute to the large number of Hondurans who join other Central Americans in the northward journey to the United States.In recent years the number of undocumented minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has risen to more than 20,000, many of them young people escaping the poverty and violence in Central America.El Hogar is one of many faith-based nongovernment organizations incorporated in the United States that serves at-risk and abandoned youth in Honduras. El Hogar has graduated 750 students over the years, and is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras.Girls study alongside boys at El Hogar’s Tegucigalpa campus, later boys either opt to attend the technical school or to study agricultural practices at the farm. Girls move to a house outside the capital where they attend high school. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSIn 1979, a group of Episcopalians from St. Mary’s Church in Tegucigalpa rented an old home in a poor neighborhood and started El Hogar with five boys whom they found living and sleeping in the streets. By the end of the first year, the home was full and another 20-bed home was built to accommodate additional boys; still the population continued to grow. When El Hogar began, boys were being abandoned at a rate of 10 to 1, according to its history.Before a child is admitted to El Hogar, a staff member makes a family visit to assess the child’s environment and learn about his history. It was during the family visits, that the staff noticed girls typically stay behind at home to care for younger children, de Castro explained.Thus El Hogar opened up to girls in 2007 and today 28 girls, grades kindergarten through six, live there. The remaining 10 live in Casa de Niñas, a house in nearby Santa Lucia, and attend high school.Introducing girls into the school wasn’t easy, but over time the boys and girls began “to interact like brothers and sisters,” said de Castro.Boys who graduate sixth grade have the choice of attending St. Mary’s Technical School, located 30 minutes outside Tegucigalpa, where they choose to study a vocational skill, welding, carpentry, electrical wiring, or they move to Escuela Agricola de Amor y Esperanza, a working farm, an hour from the capital, to study agriculture and animal husbandry.The trend in family services in Honduras is to work on building healthy family structures, “but for some, there is nowhere to go,” said the Rev. Mathew Engleby, executive director and an Episcopal Church-appointed missionary.El Hogar’s students live in dormitories. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSGoing beyond providing and education and providing for the student’s basic needs, the staff, including 35-year-veteran Lazaro Juárez who oversees the technical school, know the violent realities students face outside El Hogar’s walls.“We can keep them safe here, but when they go outside and to their homes, things are different,” said Juárez, adding that by providing students with an education, values and job skills, the hope is to strengthen their character and build their defenses.El Hogar operates on a $1.2 million budget, about half of which depends on child sponsorship and the remainder on fundraising in the United States and Canada.“We’ll always depend on donations to change the lives of these kids,” said Engleby,Sara Upshur, 15, and her mother Kim Echlin, in March spent a week visiting the students and painting exterior walls at El Hogar. Mother and daughter joined a group from Forest Grove United Church in Toronto, Ontario. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENSAdditionally, El Hogar runs a Service Team Program through which North American teams can visit the Tegucigalpa campus and the farm. The program is by application only and teams receive a 60-page visitor’s manual; currently there’s a yearlong waiting list.“They spend time here,” said de Castro. “We don’t have a five-star hotel, but people here are happy and peaceful. It’s not just the children; God changes the life of all people here.”Teams typically perform service projects that can include painting buildings and other maintenance, but the focus is on interaction with the students.“It’s about getting to know the kids and getting to know their stories,” Engleby said, adding that if you say you’ve painted a wall, you’ve missed the point.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service.  Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 17, 2014 at 6:04 am El Hogar is a remarkable organization with excellent staff and a palpable mission to serve. During one of my visits there I heard someone remark; El Hogar is the closest thing to the Kingdom of God that I’ve ever seen. Amen and thank you to the staff and supporters of this wonderful mission. Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

The Emporio / Architects 49

first_img “COPY” Housing Year:  Projects The Emporio / Architects 49 CopyAbout this officeArchitects 49OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBangkokSkyscrapersHousingThailandPublished on December 04, 2011Cite: “The Emporio / Architects 49” 04 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2008 ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHousing•Bangkok, Thailand The Emporio / Architects 49Save this projectSaveThe Emporio / Architects 49 Save this picture!© Kiattisak Veteewootacharn+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Kiattisak Veteewootacharn, Krissada BoonchaloewText description provided by the architects. Rise 42 and 35 storey, a cluster of towers are located at Sukhumvit 24 Street, the cosmopolitan centre of Bangkok in the city, the Emporio place is where the finest elements combined to offer the highest quality of living.Save this picture!© Krissada BoonchaloewRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19In terms of the unique architecture, specially selected materials with tasteful finished and usable area are efficiently designed for maximum functionally and total privacy. Most of 329 units offer three sides of the exterior walls as well as huge bay windows in all living areas for fantastic full views. While ceiling height at 2.8 meters provides spaciousness. Extra Large living and dining spaces span over 7.5 meters in the larger units. While façade design, emphasizes the vertical architecture element to enhance sense of elegance and luxury, inspired by eastern cultural and traditional element. Save this picture!LayoutThe Emporio place is where two disparate cultures meet in their finest forms. The modern western design yields the optimum functionality for easy living. Enchanted by the rich oriental values discreetly expresses in the outstanding rhythm of architecture.Save this picture!© Kiattisak VeteewootacharnProject gallerySee allShow lessDisaster Prevention and Education Center / OODAArticlesPrivate House / Strom ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:Bangkok, ThailandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Thailand Architects: Architects 49 Area Area of this architecture project Area:  70125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Edge Fund to support radical social change

first_img  51 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new grantmaking organisation has been established to provide “radical funding for radical change”. The Edge Fund is now open for applications.It aims to “support communities, campaign groups and activists struggling for social, economic and environmental justice”.In particular it will support those who are working for systemic change – “those who seek to dismantle and replace the structures and processes that create oppression, inequality and environmental destruction”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 October 2012 | News Tagged with: Funding Edge Fund to support radical social changecenter_img It will also support those who are fFacing discrimination and injustice “because of their class, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other factors”.The Edge Fund was initiated by a small group of philanthropists and activists in early 2012 who wanted to explore how funds could be distributed in a way that both devolved the power of donors and created real and systemic social change. At one of the group’s first meetings those present debated “Occupy Philanthropy: how can we devolve the philanthropic power of the 1% to the 99% to create the social change we need?”Challenging philanthropyThe fund is not only focusing on creating new and more sustainable sources of funding “based on the solidarity of the many, rather than the generosity of the few”. It will also try to “challenge traditional grant-making values and practices by being pioneering and providing a model that can be followed by others”.How to applyThe first round of funding is open for applications from 1 October to 1 December 2012. Grants are not likely to be more than £5,000 and are for UK-based groups only.Applicants need submit only one page from you describing who they are, their group’s annual income, what they do and how they fit the guidelines. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Memory of Black Panther Party leaders honored

first_imgCommunity gathers to remember Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.WW photo: Eric StruchChicago — On the 43rd anniversary of the cop massacre of Black Panther Party leaders Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. and Defense Captain Mark Clark, more than 100 people gathered at 2337 West Chairman Fred Hampton Way in Monroe, where a cop death squad carried out the targeted assassination on Dec. 4, 1969.Hampton was born on Aug. 30, 1948, in Chicago and grew up in Maywood, Ill. As a teenager he organized demonstrations and later became one of the leaders of the Black Panther Party.In his short life he helped oppressed people when he set up the Free Breakfast Program for children. He also tried to keep the peace between some Chicago street gangs and built alliances with revolutionary organizations and other nationalities.International Revolutionary Day was observed by revolutionary people led by Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs, and Comrade Mother Akua Njeri, who relived the tragedy of losing one great revolutionary who not only died fighting for the people’s rights but lived for the revolution. He left us with the courage to follow our beliefs.The Freedom Home Academy joined the tribute. Many of the youths between 8 and 13 years expressed solidarity with people’s struggle.Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. gave a message to the new generation. On his facebook page, he pointed out that the cops had picked that very day, Dec. 4, to honor the son of one of the cops who slaughtered Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. He noted that while some “have forgotten [the date], it is continuously made clear that the system has not.”Workers World Party gave a solidarity message to the gathering. Let us not forget this BPP leader’s contributions to revolutionary history and let us not forget how he died.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Puerto Rico: Siete generales rumbo al Caribe

first_imgPor Jesús Dávila SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, 10 de marzo de 2015 (NCM) –  La anunciada llegada de siete generales –entre ellos los jefes de los comandos Sur y Norte- para las maniobras militares apenas días después del decreto del Presidente Barack Obama de una emergencia nacional en Estados Unidos por la crisis de Venezuela, obstaculiza el propósito de que Puerto Rico pase desapercibido en la próxima Cumbre de las Américas.Tampoco es de mucha ayuda para la estabilidad colonial que las prácticas militares, en que se ensayarán respuestas a una catástrofe que afecte las operaciones del Estado y la continuidad del gobierno, coincida con un ambiente cargado de protestas y que la Casa Blanca mantenga en su portal cibernético un pedido para que se inicie el proceso de destitución del Gobernador, Alejandro García Padilla, que ha recibido ya decenas de miles de mensajes de respaldo.Lo más que el gobierno autonomista logró de los militares es que durante la maniobra no se practique una operación de “rescate” del Gobernador con un helicóptero que le sacaría del Palacio de Santa Catalina, de acuerdo al informe obtenido de una fuente de alto nivel.La confirmación de la presencia de los siete generales que llegarán desde EEUU la dio la coronel Marta Carcana, quien indicó que ese número podría aumentar. Además de los jefes del Comando Norte y el del Comando Sur, estará presente el general que comanda la Escuela de Logística y se pondrá a prueba el sistema de comandante único (“dual status commander”) de todas las fuerzas militares, que corresponderá al general de brigada Isabelo Rivera.Según el informe de la jefa de la Guardia Nacional, tropas de varios puntos de EEUU practicarán en un escenario de un terremoto y un tsunami –por supuesto, imaginario- que causa miles de víctimas, daños a la infraestructura y afectaría la continuidad de las operaciones gubernamentales. Cuando se le preguntó si se ensayaría también qué hacer sobre la continuidad del Gobierno, contestó, con la típica circunspección militar, un lacónico “Sí”.La respuesta de la jefa castrense causó cierta sorpresa en el Palacio de Santa Catalina, donde un portavoz había dicho primero que se buscaban alternativas para que la participación del Gobernador García Padilla fuese lo más discreta posible. Poco después cambió la versión para garantizar que la maniobra se haría “a menor escala” y “no va ningún evento simulado”  relativo al “orden constitucional” de sucesión.Mientras tanto, la fuente que reveló que lo que se hizo fue descartar el “rescate” del Gobernador, dijo que ese evento se sustituiría por la participación oportuna de un funcionario de menor rango.En círculos diplomáticos no ha escapado el hecho de que la maniobra se produzca en momentos en que la Casa Blanca ha endurecido su asedio al gobierno venezolano y que en el pasado Puerto Rico fue utilizado para apoyar intervenciones en países latinoamericanos. Estos problemas potenciales de seguridad regional dan mayor relevancia a la pregunta de por cuánto tiempo foros internacionales como la Organización de Estados Americanos podrán evadir el tema de la condición colonial de esta pequeña nación isleña, ubicada en el noreste del Mar Caribe y equidistante de Guantánamo y de Caracas.Los mandos militares y el Departamento de Seguridad de la Patria (Homeland Security) insisten que será una maniobra para medir la preparación ante un desastre natural, aunque en la rueda de prensa se explicó que la práctica sería de utilidad también con respecto a eventos de “terrorismo”. Medios noticiosos que se han caracterizado por tendencias oficialistas han aportado la publicación recortada de la información de la maniobra o no publicarla y punto.De todas formas, en los ambientes sociales y políticos se va desarrollando un simulacro de otro tipo de tsunami. Crece la oposición a la subida de los impuestos y en poco más de una semana, decenas de miles han participado en manifestaciones de protesta, mientras el Gobierno insiste en implantar un impuesto al valor añadido de 16 por ciento, con la característica de que estaría prohibido que se le notifique a la gente la cantidad que ha pagado por el mismo, además de otra medida para que el impuesto al petróleo suba de forma automática si la gente no consume suficiente gasolina para llegar a los recaudos que se esperan.Al cobro secreto de un impuesto y el aumento automático de otro se suma también una medida pendiente para que se entregue al Banco Gubernamental de Fomento la potestad para designar “cualquier individuo” como administrador de emergencia de agencias, corporaciones y municipios por un período de hasta dos años, con poderes plenos y sin siquiera tener que pasar por la nominación del Gobernador y confirmación del Senado.A la planteada renuncia a poderes constitucionales por parte del propio Gobierno se suma la petición que fue enviada al portal cibernético de la Casa Blanca por un residente de la ciudad de Guaynabo a mediados de febrero pasado. La petición, para que la Casa Blanca y el Congreso inicien el proceso de residencia con el propósito de destituir al Gobernador había pasado sin pena ni gloria, hasta que el domingo se convirtió en “viral” y en apenas 48 horas acumuló más de 50.000 firmas electrónicas de respaldo.Desde los años treinta del siglo pasado, no se producían desde Puerto Rico gestiones intensas para pedir a Washington la destitución del Gobernador. En aquellos tiempos, el presidente de EEUU designaba a los gobernadores de Puerto Rico.García Padilla, por su parte, responde a los opositores tildándolos de ignorantes, “evasores” y personas de “mentes insularizadas”, mientras no contesta el llamado a negociar del cónclave de prelados de las iglesias.El ambiente general, ciertamente, no es el mismo de los tiempos de auge del autonomismo bajo la figura carismática de Luis Muñoz Marín, quien fue instrumental para las políticas estadounidenses en la región, desde la promoción de la democracia en Venezuela hasta el envío de aviones de la Guardia Nacional para el derrocamiento del gobierno constitucional de Guatemala.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two men questioned about 2006 Derry assault freed on police bail

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – August 26, 2011 Previous articleDerry SF councillor suspended by partyNext articleDublin v Donegal All Ireland Semi Final build up News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Two men questioned about 2006 Derry assault freed on police bail Google+ Two men arrested over the attempted murder of a Derry civil servant five years ago have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.The suspects, aged 25 and 21, were arrested in the city on Wednesday.Five men were arrested last month in connection with the attack.Four were released on police bail pending further inquiries and the other unconditionally.34-year-old Paul McCauley suffered brain damage when he was attacked by a gang at a barbecue in Derry in 2006. Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Second Covid Wave: Madras High Court To Function Completely Through Virtual Mode Till 23rd April

first_imgNews UpdatesSecond Covid Wave: Madras High Court To Function Completely Through Virtual Mode Till 23rd April Nupur Thapliyal16 April 2021 10:18 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has resolved to function completely through virtual mode of hearings till 23rd April in view to ensure that prevention measures are taken in order to arrest the spread of pandemic. The said direction will apply to both the benches i.e. High Court at Madras as well as the Madurai Bench.In the notification issued by the Registrar General Mr. P Dhanabal on Thursday it has…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court has resolved to function completely through virtual mode of hearings till 23rd April in view to ensure that prevention measures are taken in order to arrest the spread of pandemic. The said direction will apply to both the benches i.e. High Court at Madras as well as the Madurai Bench.In the notification issued by the Registrar General Mr. P Dhanabal on Thursday it has been stated thus:”Even though the situation in Tamil Nadu may be better than other places in the country, so as to ensure that immediate preventive measures are taken to arrest the further spread of the pandemic, the State Government has requested the High Court of Madras to take appropriate immediate measures so that the footfall in the court buildings is reduced considerably.”The said notification states that hearing of cases shall be only on virtual mode to the extent possible, except the appearance of the Government Lawyers in respect of bail and other urgent motions.Furthermore, it has been stated that All Lawyers’ Chambers shall remain closed from 17.04.2021 (Saturday) until further orders.The notification also provides the following directions: – The above arrangements will continue till 23.04.2021 (Friday). The situation will be reviewed on 22.04.2021 for further directions. -This notification supersedes the Notification No.23991-C/2020/C3, dated 18.03.2021; Notification No.75/2021, dated 07.04.2021; and all other earlier notifications on the above subject.Click Here To Read NotificationNext Storylast_img read more

Derry and Strabane allocated £7.54 million under LEADER

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Derry and Strabane allocated £7.54 million under LEADER Facebook Pinterest Previous articleBlaney claims HSE “culture of secrecy” clouds OPD discussionNext articleOne person awaiting admission at LUH News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Rural businesses and community groups across the Derry and Strabane District are being encouraged to avail of LEADER funding.The Derry City and Strabane District Council area has been allocated a total of £7.54 million in LEADER funding up to 2020.The programme aims to support rural enterprises in areas such as; job creation and enhancing export potential with funding of up to £90,000 available per business.To date £1.3 million has been awarded to 26 busniesses, creating up to 69 jobs through the scheme.A series of pre-application workshops have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying.Mandatory information sessions will be held in Derry, Strabane and Castlederg next week.More details are available on the council’s website.***********************Council release in full -Rural funding call-out to attend workshops next week Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – August 31, 2018 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Harps come back to win in Waterford Rural businesses in the Derry and Strabane District Council area are being encouraged to avail of LEADER funding that is available under the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.The Scheme is now open for its fifth call and is encouraging new and existing rurally based micro/small businesses and social economy enterprises involved in non-agricultural/non agri-food related activities who may be eligible, to apply.A series of pre-application workshops have been scheduled as part of the funding scheme and anyone interested in applying is advised that they must attend one of the sessions and fill out an expressions of interest form to make an application.The mandatory information session will be held on Thursday 06 September at the Belfry Countyr Inn at 7pm; Friday, 07 September at the Strabane Enterprise Agency at 10.30am; Monday 10 September at the Derg Valley Leisure Centre in Castlederg at 2.30pm and Tuesday 11 September at St Columb’s Park House, Derry at 7pm.The NI Rural Development Programme 2014-20 is part-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the EU. The fund is administered by Council on behalf of the Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership, one of ten Local Action Groups working across NI.The Derry City and Strabane District Council area has been allocated a total of £7.54 million up to 2020 to improve economic prosperity in rural areas. The Rural Business Investment Scheme is open to new or existing micro or small businesses and social economy enterprises involved in the non-agricultural or non agri-food sectors based in rural areas.  To date Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership has awarded over £1.3 million through the scheme to 26 businesses which is creating up to 69 new jobs in rural areas. The programme aims to support rural enterprises in areas such as job creation and enhancing export potential, as well as assisting with marketing. This may be the final opportunity to avail of funding under this scheme so businesses which are investment ready are being urged to apply. Funding of up to £90,000 per business may be available. Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Cllr John Boyle  said supporting rural business was a key priority for Council and encouraged businesses to avail of this funding opportunity by attending the workshops next week.He said: “Our Council has a vast rural area and we are very conscious of the specific needs of people living and working in rural communities. Enhancing connectivity and supporting rural enterprise and investment are essential to the success of the local economy and are key priorities of the Strategic Growth Plan for the City and District.“This scheme offers the opportunity for small rural companies to avail of the support they need to take their business to the next level. I would really urge business owners to go along to the workshops to find out how they could benefit.”Chair of Derry & Strabane Rural Partnership, William Lamrock said: “This is the fifth call for this round of funding and we are delighted that the scheme is already having a positive impact on rural business with up to 69 new jobs being supported to date through the scheme. We want to equip rural companies with the additional skills and infrastructure they need to successfully build their business and perform more effectively in the local and global markets. This will significantly benefit the local economy and create the right environment for further growth and business development within our rural communities”For further details of the scheme and the workshops visit or to book a workshop email [email protected] or phone Derry City and Strabane District Council on 02871 253253 Ext 6917. 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