• Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited (SCB.gh) 2009 Annual Report

    first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate, and institutional sectors. Its full-service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and electronic banking services to foreign exchange and currency accounts, trade and working capital solutions, international trade accounts and personal overdraft and unsecured loans. The company also provides bancassurance and asset protection services. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC operates a network of 27 branches and 56 ATMS in the major towns and cities of Ghana. The company was founded in 1896 making it one of the oldest financial institutions in West Africa. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Holdings (Africa) BV. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) 2018 Annual Report

    first_imgCrown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Crown Paints Kenya reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Crown Paints Kenya company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$287.59K (KES31.23M). An average of US$23.97K (KES2.6M) per month.Crown Paints Kenya Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileCrown Paints (Kenya) Limited manufactures and sells a range of paints and adhesives for the home decor, construction and industrial sectors. The company supplies markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somali, South Sudan and the DRC. Its retail paint range includes emulsion water-based paints, roof paint, wood finishes, textured finishes and special effects, floor paints and gloss/oil-based paints. Its construction and industrial division range includes Polyfilla, primers, undercoats, fillers and skimming products as well as an automotive range which includes metallic paint and 2K acrylic systems and nitro cellulose systems. Other products produced by Crown Pains Kenya include paint for road markings, and applications for tiles, leather, wood, fabricators and paper. Service operations include computerized tinting machines capable of dispensing a range of over 6 000 shades in a few minutes. Formerly known as Crown Berger Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Crown Paints Kenya Limited in 2012. The company has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Crown Berger (Kenya) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

  • Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from anywhere

    first_imgGet a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Bristol v Dragons takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from FranceTo watch Bristol v Dragons (8.45pm on Friday) in France, beIN Sports is the place to go as they are the main rights holders. It costs €15 a month to access the coverage or if you commit to six months you get a discount of €12 a month.beIN Sports offersCertain matches are also available on free-to-air France Télévisions.Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Bristol v Dragons at 8.45pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Challenge Cup matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Bristol v Dragons will kick off at 2.45pm EST and 11.45am on the West coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Challenge and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from South AfricaSuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Challenge Cup in South Africa and you can watch Bristol v Dragons at 8.45pm on SuperSport Rugby Live.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from CanadaFor those in Canada, the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN shows the Challenge Cup and you can watch Bristol v Dragons at 11.45am on the West Coast.Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Bristol v Dragons in Japan (kickoff time is 3.45am on Saturday morning). The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN here Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from anywhereBristol and the Dragons kick off this weekends European Challenge Cup quarter-final action. Held at Ashton Gate, this will be the two sides first meeting of any kind for a few years.In fact the last time the two sides met in this competition was back during the 2006/2007 campaign. During the group stages they both won a match against one another and both contests were decided by fewer than seven points.Bristol will be looking to carry on their form in the competition as they are currently undefeated in this years tournament, thanks to five wins and a draw in the group stages.The Dragons came second in their group with four wins and two losses however they seem to be a team that gets the job done in Challenge Cup quarter-finals as they have won their last three matches at this stage in the tournament.Below is the team news for the match.Bristol: Charles Piutau; Luke Morahan, Semi Radradra, Piers O’Conor, Henry Purdy; Callum Sheedy, Andy Uren; Jake Woolmore, Harry Thacker, Kyle Sinckler, Dave Attwood, Chris Vui, Steven Luatua (captain), Ben Earl, Nathan Hughes.Replacements: Will Capon, Yann Thomas, John Afoa, Joe Joyce, Dan Thomas, Harry Randall, Max Malins, Alapati Leiua.Dragons: Jordan Williams; Jonah Holmes, Nick Tompkins, Jamie Roberts, Ashton Hewitt; Sam Davies, Rhodri Williams (capt); Brok Harris, Elliot Dee, Leon Brown, Joe Davies, Matthew Screech, Aaron Wainwright, Harrison Keddie, Ross Moriarty.Replacements: Richard Hibbard, Josh Reynolds, Lloyd Fairbrother, Joe Maksymiw, Taine Basham, Luke Baldwin, Josh Lewis, Adam Warren.Below we explain how to find a reliable live stream for Bristol v Dragons wherever you are.How to watch the Bristol v Dragons from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Challenge Cup coverage, like Bristol v Dragons, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Challenge Cup live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from elsewhereEPCR have launched an OTT service, epcrugby.tv, so you can stream live Challenge Cup matches outside of its core broadcast territories (UK & Ireland, France, USA, Malta, Spain, Andorra and Sub-Saharan Africa).It’s €1.99 to watch a single Challenge Cup match or you can buy a season pass to watch all of the remaining games of the 2019-20 campaign for €9.99. Or if you want to watch both the Champions and Challenge Cups, it’s €17.99 for a season pass for the rest of 2019-20.Find out epcrugby.tv here First Up: Bristol will face the Dragons in the first Challenge Cup quarter-final this weekend (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Bristol v Dragons live stream: How to watch from the UK & IrelandBristol v Dragons, which kicks off at 7.45pm, will be shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25. Don’t miss a moment of the action from Bristol’s upcoming matchup with the Dragons. last_img read more

  • Apopka Tractor Supply spotlights local talent on Spring Market Day

    first_img Mama Mia TAGSSpring Market DayTractor Supply Previous articleApopka Area Chamber of Commerce hosting Business Expo todayNext articleWant to donate to a charity? 5 precautions to take before you give Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply It was so great, we’re going to do it more often – some vendors might be there EVERY Saturday! Come on out & see what’s new you can use! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here From the Apopka Tractor SupplyThe Tractor Supply Company in Apopka is showcasing the talents of local craft makers, artisans and growers during its spring Market Day event Saturday, May 12. Community members are invited to celebrate spring by shopping local, homemade and homegrown goods at the Apopka Tractor Supply from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Crafters and growers will display their goods for sale in tented areas in front of the Tractor Supply store. Participating local vendors include:Apopka Middle School FFAOn-site 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 April 26, 2018 at 4:23 pm May 8, 2018 at 7:10 am Nice, I am happy Tractor Supply is putting this event on here in Apopka! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom  “Market Day allows us to provide a space for the Apopka community to come together to shop local, support their neighbors, and highlight the incredible talent that’s right here in our own backyard,” said Estelle Smit, manager of the Apopka Tractor Supply. “You never know what you might find at this one-day event—or how it might inspire your family’s next crafting or growing adventure.”Tractor Supply’s Market Day will take place Saturday, May 12 at 131 W 2nd St. Contact the Apopka Tractor Supply store at 407-884-8022 for more details or information about participating in the event.About Tractor Supply Company  Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) is in its 80th year of operation and, since being founded in 1938, has grown to become the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. With 28,000 team members, 1,700 stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website, Tractor Supply is passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets, and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle. The Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and anyway they choose at the everyday prices they deserve.  Reply Please enter your name here Mitzi Hahn We will be there with edible landscape plants and our chemical-free produce. Support your local farmers by visiting this event on Saturday.Hope to see a good turnout from the community. Grower Jim Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. May 21, 2018 at 9:33 am 3 COMMENTS Please enter your comment!last_img read more

  • Stepping Stone House / HAMISH&LYONS

    first_imgProducts used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ClassicRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks LandmarkWoodHESS TIMBERGlued Laminated TimberEngineering:MomentumRoofing:Roles Broderick Roofing LtdSteel Fabricator:WrightWay Structural Steel FabricationsCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyText description provided by the architects. Three disconnected, under-used and flood prone outbuildings were replaced with two new buildings that provided additional living accommodation for the existing house. Specific attention was given to the 5 children, all boys. The design therefore seeks to engage the family with the calming effects of nature. This is achieved through the abundant use of daylight, an organic structure, natural materials and a new landscape design. Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyThe smaller of the two new buildings is a self-contained guest house with a kitchen / living space, utility corridor, bathroom and bed deck. The larger building is the family’s main living space – it also has a bed deck and bathroom. It is connected to the existing house via a structural glass bridge.  Both buildings can be “opened” up to each other as the glass at raised ground floor level is designed as sliding, opening, door panels.  Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyThe stilts elevate the buildings above the lake, lifting them clear of flood waters and allowing flush access to the ground floor of the existing house. They also make it possible to swim under the buildings.  A key feature of the design is the roof and its 1.5m overhanging eaves which serve to shade the interiors in summer and also provide a sheltered walkway that merges inside and out.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyThe use of hardwood for the wide handrail, deck and soffit of the roof creates a warmth and tactility to these spaces. Brick was selected to relate to the existing brick manor house and to create the impression of a monolithic, rectilinear form, floating effortlessly above the water. A longer brick dimension was chosen to emphasise the horizontality of the new buildings.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographySave this picture!Landscape PlanSave this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyThe minimal steel structure was designed to give the impression of the building floating over water. Light, bouncing off the water, highlights the building’s undercroft, where the black steel ribs are in contrast to the white corrugated floor deck. Tapered steel fins cantilever out from the Glulam structure at clerestory level to support the overhanging eaves and echo the steel floor supports around the perimeter of the buildings.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographySave this picture!South ElevationSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyThe Glulam was chosen for its precise engineering and stable qualities which were the ideal partner for the steel frame and bespoke glazing systems, both manufactured with minimum tolerance.  The larch Glulam is largely exposed on the interior which, coupled with the Douglas Fir plywood paneling lend a warmth to the interior of which the central “Y” post forms a focal point. The upper part of the “Y” splits to support the central roof light which runs the entire length of each building splitting the roof and opening the interior to the sky. The pre-oxidised diamond copper roof shingles relate to the clay roof tiles of manor house, whilst providing a unique character to the new buildings. The malleable copper allowed a bespoke edge detail to be formed to give the roof eaves a blade like sharpness. Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyThe architect’s landscape design is integral to the concept of engaging the family with their surroundings and included the swimming lake as well a circular routes around the buildings.  From the front parking area a path snakes through a sheltered garden of large tree ferns eventually leading out onto stepping stones that cross the lake. The stones link to an elevated walkway and bridge which connects the two buildings.  Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyOn the south side a diving platform extends out and provides a central spot from which to experience the surroundings.  A deck leads to further steps down to a brick terrace. The route then dips below the glass link ending up back at the parking bay. The resulting effect is that the architecture and landscape merge with each other to create a playful and engaging place that is both calming and spiritual.Save this picture!© James Brittain PhotographyMuch of the building was pre-fabricated which allowed for a brief construction period on site and minimised waste. The architects developed the design as a modular building system, based on a repeated section which allowed for a greater level of efficiency and refinement in the details. “COPY” ArchDaily United Kingdom Hamish Herford with Nick Lyons Landscape Architecture Architects: HAMISH&LYONS Area Area of this architecture project Stepping Stone House / HAMISH&LYONSSave this projectSaveStepping Stone House / HAMISH&LYONSSave this picture!© James Brittain Photography+ 31Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects Manufacturers: HESS TIMBER, Sky-Frame, Vectorworks, Cantifix, Hess Lighting, Michelmersh, Charnwood, Exterior Solutions, Lumion 4D, Trimble “COPY” Year:  Photographs:  James Brittain Photography, Will Scott Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Stepping Stone House / HAMISH&LYONScenter_img Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945895/stepping-stone-house-hamish-and-lyons Clipboard CopyAbout this officeHAMISH&LYONSOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on August 19, 2020Cite: “Stepping Stone House / HAMISH&LYONS” 19 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?踏石而上,漂浮景观住宅 / HAMISH&LYONS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 Contractor: 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945895/stepping-stone-house-hamish-and-lyons Clipboard CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•United Kingdom Project gallerySee allShow lessLessons from UN-Habitat: How to Design Spaces For and With the People?ArticlesC.F. Møller Architects Wins International Competition to Design Headquarters for Ger…Architecture News Share RJ Clyde Builders Limited Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographslast_img read more

  • European Events’ summer season raises £693,000

    first_img Howard Lake | 24 July 2005 | News Tagged with: Events  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Advertisement European Events’ summer season raises £693,000 European Events has announced that this year’s Summer Season has raised over £693,000 for 5 nominated charities.The funds were raised, though a combination of ticket sales, raffles and fund raising auctions, for Age Concern, Brainwave, The Children’s Society, the Lighthouse Trust and Youth Backstage.last_img read more

  • Asda funding provides almost £2m for foodbanks

    first_img More than 90 food banks across the UK have been awarded a share of almost £2m of funding through the Asda Fight Hunger Create Change campaign.The funding comes 12 months after the launch of the three-year campaign, which is a £20m partnership between the retailer, the Trussell Trust and FareShare.Over the first year, the partnership has funded the first phase of in-depth research into food bank use, and supported the development of the Trussell Trust’s advocacy work for long-term solutions to the drivers of food bank use.It has also provided 5 million additional meals for people in need through:3 new FareShare warehouses, enabling the distribution of an additional 1.8 million meals a yearMore than 2.2 million meals to community groups, including children’s breakfast clubs, women’s refuges and elderly lunch clubs 150,000 meals donated to FareShare’s network of local charities from unsold surplus food More than 1 million meals donated to food banks through customer donations from Asda storesThrough the partnership, a pilot linking FareShare and the Trussell Trust to deliver fresh surplus food to food banks has also been developed. More than a thousand people have already benefited from a greater variety of fresh fruit and vegetables in addition to the standard three-day emergency parcel.The new funding for food banks is part of the £20m partnership. Over the three years, the partnership will help provide more support to people referred to food banks, fund a three-year research project into the drivers of food bank use, provide an additional 24 million meals every year as well as one million fresh food parcels to people across the UK.Andy Murray, Chief Customer Officer at Asda said: “I’m incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made to change the face of food poverty in the UK. As we move into the second year of our campaign, we’ll continue to provide not just meals for people but support to help them out of poverty, and we thank our customers and colleagues for their ongoing support in our challenge to fight hunger.” Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  537 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 27 February 2019 | News Asda funding provides almost £2m for foodbankscenter_img The Trussell Trust’s chief executive Emma Revie said: “While we work in the long-term to tackle the structural issues that lock people in poverty, food banks will be able to provide even more vital support to people referred. We’ve never been in a position to support our network to deliver help to this extent before – the nature of investment is unprecedented. These grants will provide crucial additional resources to food banks, increasing the diversity and breadth of the services they can offer people in crisis and tackle the root causes of poverty.” Lindsay Boswell, CEO of FareShare, said: “The Fight Hunger Create Change programme is already enabling unprecedented transformation for the UK’s charities and community groups. Thanks to Asda’s funding FareShare has been able to open new warehouses, lease more vans and – most importantly – service more charities with more vital nutritious meals, ensuring surplus food is diverted to those who need it most. It has also enabled FareShare to work in close partnership with the Trussell Trust to make a real lasting impact in fighting hunger, as we roll out redistribution of fresh surplus fruit and veg to its network of food banks.”  536 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10last_img read more

  • Support surges for militant Harvard workers’ strike

    first_imgUpdate, Oct. 25 – The dining service workers of UNITE HERE Local 26 have beaten back the billionaire university for a bigwin. At 1 a.m. on Oct. 25, HUDS workers announced a tentative agreement that met their demands on health benefits and wages. Hundreds of Harvard students had militantly occupied the negotiating site in solidarity, chanting, “If WE don’t get it, shut it down!”Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 22 — More than 1,000 striking dining hall workers and supporters, members of UNITE HERE Local 26 in Boston, shook and rattled Harvard University’s ivory towers today in the biggest show of fightback and labor militancy yet, on the 18th day of their strike. Massachusetts Avenue was shut down for more than an hour as the multinational, multilingual union members, 60 percent of whom are women, chanted “Shut it down!” Earlier in the day, a group of Harvard University Dining Service workers and supporters marched on the Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest rowing event held on the Charles River in Massachusetts.The dining hall cooks, servers and dishwashers are showing by their resolve that it is they — and not the wealthy Harvard Corporation and its $37 billion endowment — who are in control of their destiny. The HUDS strike is raising the crucial demand that “health care is a human right!” The union is demanding no concessions on the health care plan they currently have and refusing the huge deductibles and copays that Harvard is trying to force on them.The workers are holding the line for quality, preventive health care for workers and their families, and their fight for this basic human right has struck a chord worldwide. More and more education workers are coming under attack from big business/big education institutions like Harvard, which are run by representatives of Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. They are also fighting for an annual base salary of $35,000.At the rally, the Harvard 9 — striking women who were arrested last week for sitting down in the middle of Harvard Square — promised to “get arrested again until we win!” They spoke from a huge flatbed truck stage provided by Teamsters Local 25, and were followed by a long line of students from the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.Students from Tufts University, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts-Boston, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Wesleyan and Yale universities came to show support. On Oct. 17, 500 students got up in the middle of their classes and walked out. They marched past cheering strikers and held a rally in Harvard Yard. A delegation from the Monica Moorehead/Lamont Lilly Workers World Party Presidential Campaign marched too.The strikers’ militancy was matched by the unprecedented display of labor solidarity at the rally. Roxana Rivera, president of 32BJ SEIU’s District 615, joined after participating in a similar action minutes before at nearby Tufts University. “On behalf of the 18,000 members of my union who do much the same kind of work you do, I tell you that we also represent 1,000 workers at Harvard, and we may be joining you on strike too soon!” Immigrant workers are the backbone of both Rivera’s union and Local 26.The huge Teamster presence was organized by Boston Local 25, whose president, Sean O’Brien, chaired the rally. ”When you take on Local 26, you are taking on 1.4 million Teamsters,” he shouted to the roaring crowd. Teamsters have donated $10,000 to the HUDS strike support fund.Unions from through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions sent delegations by car and bus to the rally. UNITE HERE Local 100 (New York City), Local 54 (Atlantic City) and Local 23 (Philadelphia) came, as well as UNITE HERE International President D. Taylor. UNITE HERE Local 100 recently won a major victory when the New York City Council passed the Worker Retention Bill, which requires a 90-day retention period for food service workers when an owner or operator terminates a food service contract for a corporate cafeteria, arena, cultural institution, etc.They were joined by the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers; the Massachusetts Nurses Association; United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus drivers; International Electrical Workers Local 2222, Verizon workers; the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Operating Engineers Local 877; and Service Employees Local 509, human service workers and educators. Food service workers from UNITE HERE Local 217 at the University of Hartford, who are in the middle of contract negotiations, came to show support.In a sign of growing political support, last week the Boston City Council voted unanimously to endorse the strike. Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons also joined the rally.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • RSF wants three journalists included in Ethiopian prisoner release

    first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en EthiopiaAfrica Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Organisation As the Ethiopian government prepares to release hundreds of detainees, including opposition politicians and political activists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the government to add three imprisoned journalists to the list of those about to be freed. Receive email alerts Two weeks after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn promised on 3 January to release an unspecified number of detainees in order to “foster national reconciliation,” the authorities have announced that they will release more than 500 detainees on the 17th of January and drop charges against them. RSF urges them to include the following two journalists and a citizen-journalist, who were arrested and convicted simply for exercising the right to inform. Eskinder Nega, a reporter for the diaspora news website EthioMedia, was sentenced in July 2012 to 18 years in prison on a charge for plotting terrorist actions. Shortly before his arrest, he wrote an article criticizing the way the 2009 terrorism law was being used to imprison journalists.Woubshet Taye, the deputy editor of the weekly Awramba Times, was sentenced to 14 years in prison in January 2012 for allegedly planning terrorist attacks on infrastructure, telecommunications, and power lines. His last article criticized the ruling party’s methods. The justice ministry rejected his request for a pardon.Zelalem Workagegnehu, a blogger for the diaspora website DeBirhan, was sentenced to five years and four months in prison in 2016 on a charge of supporting terrorists.“These three journalists all fell victim to the 2009 terrorism law,” RSF said. “Ever since this law took effect, terrorism charges have been systematically used to sentence journalists to long spells in prison. The authorities must stop using this law to restrict press freedom and should instead begin its national reconciliation process by freeing these three journalists.”The prime minister’s announcement on 3 January that the government is also planning to close the Maekelawi federal detention centre has been widely hailed because Maekelawi has been notorious as a torture centre since the time of the dictatorship. Workagegnehu has described being tortured, beaten and humiliated there. Nega says he was also the victim of harassment there.Ethiopia is ranked 150th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation to go further Follow the news on Ethiopia Newscenter_img February 10, 2021 Find out more May 21, 2021 Find out more January 17, 2018 RSF wants three journalists included in Ethiopian prisoner release News Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home News May 18, 2021 Find out more EthiopiaAfrica Protecting journalists Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expression News From left to right, Eskinder Nega, Woubshet Taye, Zelalem Workagegnehu last_img read more

  • Economist proposed no spending cuts in next months budget

    first_img Previous articleThe banks may be forced to pick up the tab for Priory Hall residents.Next articleGood weather set to return this weekend News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook By News Highland – September 18, 2013 Economist proposed no spending cuts in next months budget Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter News Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released The author of an alternative Budget with no spending cuts whatsoever insists his options are realistic.Economist Micheál Collins of the Nevin Economic Research Institute says the government can reach the Troika’s deficit targets with just 2 billion euro in adjustments.He says the only spending cuts should be those already dealt with in the Haddington Road pay deal.And he’s surprised that Michael Noonan has already dismissed his proposals:”I think if you read them and read through the detail of them, you’ll find that they are quite sensible, they’re robust in terms of the data that they’re based on, we work it through it terms of where we need to get to for the economy given the demands from the Troika and others, and in the long term from the various people who are funding us.” Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more