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Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

July 12, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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H House / Creative Union Network

June 17, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_img Clients:Bárbara HessEngineering:Ing. Alberto Vásquez, Ing. Fabián Aucapiña , Ing. Johanna UrigüenLandscape:Jaime IdrovoCollaborators:Sebastián Benítez, José Luis Ibarra, Santiago Defaz, Andrés RivasDesign Team:Sebastián Cárdenas, David Bustillos y Anna GuamánCity:QuitoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© BICUBIKRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. The project initially intended to be a small country house with a bedroom and a limited social area that would be used for weekends.The land where the house is implanted is very privileged, since it faces its visuals towards the valley of Tumbaco, therefore, the first condition of the project was to align all the spaces of the house to the east orientation, taking advantage of the visuals to the landscape of the Valley.Save this picture!© BICUBIKThe house is oriented on the ground in such a way that the sun points it in the morning on the east facade, which forced us to think about how to control the sunlight. So we incorporated a series of wood louvers throughout the east façade that are mobile, meaning that they run on rails and can be arranged in such a way as to cover the solar radiation of the internal spaces of the house according to the solar path that appears in the year.Save this picture!© BICUBIKAs the sun hits the front, so does the wind, in the east-west direction, therefore, cross ventilation is used with rear windows that allow regulating the interior temperature of the house. In order to take advantage of the visuals towards the landscape, the access to the house, as well as the garage, are located in the back of the house, allowing the entrance through the center of the rectangular geometry and where the break of the volumes takes place, clearly dividing the public area of ​​the private area.Save this picture!© BICUBIKThe circulation is optimized by placing it in the center of the house, which makes the spaces much larger and more comfortable in the interior. The public area has greater prominence with a free volume and of greater proportion, with a 3.20m height, while the plants of the private area have a 2.50m free height.Save this picture!© BICUBIKFormally what was done is to fork the line of the roof of the social area over the two floors of the private area, highlighting the upper floor with a balcony that runs through the upper part of the house, which flies over the ground floor. To take better advantage of the visuals towards the valley, the two volumes are broken in the central part of the house, forming on the roof a ruled surface that serves as a transition between the social area roof and the private area roof.Save this picture!Ground floorSave this picture!Transversal sectionThe house has a 12m long pool and about 3m wide and it is located next to the house, to this was finally added a Turkish bath and an outdoor dressing-room. The house was planned in metallic exposed structure, brick walls, a light roof slab with fiber-cement, waterproofing sheet, and insulation with mineral fiber. Eucalyptus wood for wood louvers and the upper floor. Porcelain for the ground floor. Local craftsmen were used in its construction.Save this picture!© BICUBIKProject gallerySee allShow lessLisbon Wood Residential Building / Plano Humano ArquitectosSelected ProjectsOut/West: Houses by Patrick TigheArchitecture Books Share “COPY” Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921551/h-house-creative-union-network Clipboard H House / Creative Union Network 2018 Photographs:  BICUBIK Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ecuador Year:  CopyHouses•Quito, Ecuador “COPY” Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Graiman, Home Vega, Hormipisos, Er Servicios, Inmetal.c, Lislop, Maincovaz ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921551/h-house-creative-union-network Clipboard Architects: Creative Union Network Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© BICUBIK+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily Daniel Idrovo Vintimilla Lead Architect: CopyAbout this officeCreative Union NetworkOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuitoEcuadorPublished on July 23, 2019Cite: “H House / Creative Union Network” [Casa H / Creative Union Network] 23 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save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 Houses H House / Creative Union NetworkSave this projectSaveH House / Creative Union Network Photographs Projectslast_img read more

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Agrela House / spaceworkers

June 17, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgArchDaily 2018 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928717/agrela-house-spaceworkers Clipboard Agrela House / spaceworkers CopyHouses•Agrela, Portugal “COPY” Year:  Portugal Architects: spaceworkers Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928717/agrela-house-spaceworkers Clipboard Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGArchitects In Charge:Henrique Marques, Rui DinisProject Team:Marco Santos, Marta Silva, Mónica Pacheco, Tiago MacielFurniture Design:Bairro DesignFinance Director:Carla Duarte – cfoEngineering:Simetria VerticalStart Of Project:2014City:AgrelaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. A house for books. This challenge started with a premise from the client: space for many books. Immediately, our imaginary guided us to the many classical renaissance libraries, with sliding stairs that reach the book mountain. That was the motto of the intervention: a high space capable of generate the composition and hierarchize interior spaces.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe ideia was growing and the volumetric experience led to the functional differentiation of the interior spaces, crating a roof as a restless mass with different heights. The roof also figures itself in a fifth facade and influences the idealization of the other ones.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSuddenly we had created a dense, heavy, monolithic cover roof that needed to be subverted, giving an idea of levitating mass that is slightly lying on light wood and glass. The roof seems to crush the users, reminding them of their own scale as humans and the ancestral importance of the shelter.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe time – important architectural component – is also an essential agent of the composition. The built elements – specially in concrete – seek to register the passage of time through it formwork texture. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis formwork, similar to the roof variations, assumes ups and downs, protrusions and recesses, allowing it to keep the time with the representation of the shadows during the different hours of the day, giving also a dramatic appearance to the facadesSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAs the time passes the textured concrete will naturally age and will be more integrated in the rural surroundings. The same will happen to the wood base, which the older it gets the more magnificence will become, enriching the houseSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessBIG Unveils New Gateway for Milan’s CityLife DistrictArchitecture NewsSOM Reveals Design for Walt Disney’s New Headquarters in New YorkArchitecture News Share Projects Houses “COPY” Agrela House / spaceworkersSave this projectSaveAgrela House / spaceworkersSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 60Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Area:  365 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officespaceworkersOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureBetãoPortugalPublished on November 20, 2019Cite: “Agrela House / spaceworkers” [Casa da Agrela / spaceworkers] 20 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?为图书而生的住宅 / spaceworkers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 streamlast_img read more

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BITC Awards 2012 open for nominations

June 16, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgBITC Awards 2012 open for nominations  21 total views,  1 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 Tagged with: Awards corporate 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. Howard Lake | 12 January 2012 | News The BITC Arts & Business Awards For Excellence 2012 are open for nominations. Run in association with The Financial Times, the peer-assessed corporate responsibility awards “recognise and celebrate companies who have shown innovation, creativity and a sustained commitment to corporate responsibility”.This year, following the merger of Business in the Community with Arts & Business, the scheme includes a new award that recognises the role of business and the arts in stimulating cultural regeneration.The awards are open to all members of Business in the Community, and to any other private sector companies that have a business presence in the UK.Award categories include:• Responsible Business of the Year• Santander Responsible Small Company Award• Asda Environmental Leadership Award• Bank of America Merrill Lynch Education Award• Dairy Crest Rural Action Award• Arts & Business AwardThe deadline for nominations for the majority of categories is 5 March 2012.www.bitc.org.uk/awards_for_excellence/index.htmllast_img read more

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[Infographic] DMA on marketing emails in 2017 – the challenge of relevant content

June 16, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_img Tagged with: Digital DMA Email fundraising Individual giving Marketing Research / statistics  275 total views,  1 views today [Infographic] DMA on marketing emails in 2017 – the challenge of relevant content  276 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Howard Lake | 15 March 2017 | News How is email performing in the UK and where can improvements be made? The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has published its latest Marketer email tracker report in infographic format to answer these questions.Sponsored by Dotmailer, the Marketer email tracker 2017 report finds that marketers are finding the creation of sufficient relevant content one of their biggest challenges. This is reflected in complaints from consumers who say the receive too many emails from brands that are not relevant to them.Skip Fidura, Client Services Director at dotmailer and Chair of the DMA’s Responsible Marketing Committee, said:“This year’s insight into the view of consumers and marketers on email paints a worrying picture. While both love the channel, consumers continue to say they get too many and irrelevant emails from brands. More worrying still is that 42% of marketers agree. The warning signs are there.“Over half of consumers have considered deleting their email account to control the flow of marketing emails they receive. As email marketers, we have a responsibility to our customers, to ourselves and to our businesses to keep our channel not just viable but thriving long into the future.”You can download the Marketer email tracker 2017 in PDF from the DMA. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Advertisement 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.last_img read more

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Two workers die as BART management operates trains during strike in California

June 15, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgBART strikers picket maintenance facility at the Port of Oakland, shutting down shipping berths 30-32, with cargo worth millions waiting to be unloaded.WW photo: Terri KayOct. 19 — With the strike by the Bay Area Rapid Transit workers in only the second day, two BART workers were killed by a BART train. It is a tragic but totally preventable accident. Resolving safety issues has been high on the two unions’ demands from day one of the contract negotiations, but BART management has refused to acknowledge that there were any safety issues. Furthermore, despite union objections, management had begun to conduct some crash courses to train BART management personnel to possibly run trains during the strike!The strike began Oct. 18 after negotiations broke down on the issue of overall work rules, including safety issues. BART management had refused to budge on these issues or agree to arbitration.BART management claims the train involved in the accident was running on “automatic mode.” Workers World talked to Clarence Thomas, a longtime member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10 executive board and co-chair of the Million Worker March, about his experience in dealing with similar issues at the docks where management has installed automation to run the cranes and other equipment.“Employers want to use technology to replace the workers,” said Thomas. “It’s all about production, to the detriment of the workers and the public. You need skilled people to do the job — who don’t need to be worried about their wages and benefits.“The use of technology to cut labor costs and speed up production is a worldwide issue. Someone had to be operating the train initially to put it in automatic mode.”This accident has the potential to materially change the balance of forces in the contract struggle in favor of the workers. An independent labor/community fact-finding investigation needs to be launched to look into this tragedy about who was responsible for the murders. Such an investigation would reveal the criminality of corporate union busting and expose how management’s demands to control work rules have created unsafe conditions.Union solidarity strengthens strikeAnother significant force was brought into play the first morning of the strike when the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee persuaded members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 to set up a picket at a BART maintenance site at the Port of Oakland. BART shares an entrance there with some multinational shipping companies, including TraPac, APL, MOL Logistics, and Hyundai Merchant Marine. The TWSC, which includes ILWU members, knew that ILWU members would refuse to cross the picket line.The BART pickets shut down terminals 30-32. This effective action showed how solidarity between the unions can build pressure on BART management to settle the strike.WW spoke with three union activists. ATU Local 1555 picket leader Nucion Avent said, “We have a BART facility here at this major hub for international transport, and it just so happens over $1 million [worth] of merchandise won’t be moved.”Maureen O’Connor, ATU 1555 steward and train operator, with 24 years of seniority, said, “[Our picket] line brought solidarity with other unions.” She explained, “It’s big business. BART doesn’t care about the people in the Bay Area. [Its] Board of Directors was elected to look out for things, but instead everything is broken and dirty. We’re not asking for anything unreasonable, but BART got dirty, underhanded and nasty.”‘BART management caused strike’After speaking at a joint Service Employees Local 1021 and ATU 1555 rally at the Lake Merritt BART station yesterday, Chris Finn, a member of the bargaining committee and ATU 1555 recording secretary, told WW about how BART put out a proposal that would essentially take away the unions’ right to bargain.“Why is BART management so intent on having a strike?” he asked. Finn described how management “has refused to negotiate. They caused this strike.” He complained about a “number of issues introduced at the last minute” and said there were 60 proposed takeaways. Finn said BART management wanted to “implement changes to their working conditions at will.”In the Oct. 19 San Francisco Chronicle, Antoinette Bryant, ATU 1555 president, described how management’s offer of a 12 percent raise (3 percent over four years) actually added up to a 1 percent loss, after subtracting the contributions BART management was demanding from the workers for pension and health care benefits. Bryant added that the outstanding work rule issues included the length of the working day and “when overtime kicks in.”BART workers have not had raises since 2009, and gave concessions worth $100 million to support BART during the last recession. BART has actually projected a $125 million annual surplus for the next ten years.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Cops out of unions! Solidarity with the righteous rebellion!

June 15, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgOn July 7 the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers Local 8751, passed “Resolution in solidarity with the righteous rebellion against racism, police brutality and white supremacy.” Included was a demand to “Expel all so-called ‘police unions’ from the AFL-CIO!”USW Local 8751 Trustee Fred Floreal speaking at Mass Action Against Police Brutality’s June 20, 2020, action “Funk the Police” Credit: Howard RotmanThis resolution is one of many initiatives to kick cop associations and cop units of major unions out of the labor movement. Police, sheriffs, prison guards and agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol (ICE/CBP) currently belong to various unions, including American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Service Employees )SEIU), Communication Workers (CWA) and the United Auto Workers (UAW).Labor organizations that have passed resolutions for police expulsion include the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAEast) and Seattle-based MLK Labor Council. SEIU activists have brought the issue to their union via #SEIUDropTheCops. The California Labor Federation did not vote to expel cops from the labor movement, but its pledge to “expel from this body any member or affiliate who is a member of any Fascist or White Supremacist organization or member or affiliate who pursues policies and/or activities directed toward the purposes of any Fascist or otherwise White Supremacist Ideology”could be used for that purpose.In any case it opens up the conversation at the statewide level. The federation passed four anti-racist/anti-police brutality resolutions and stated it “will push for and support efforts to ensure economic justice and equity for Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities, including but not limited to defunding local police departments to redirect funds to social services and education.” Here is the USW Local 8751 resolution.Black lives matter! Justice for George Floyd and all victims! Reopen the cases!Defund/abolish the police! Community control of safety and health, now!  Expel all so-called “police unions” from the AFL-CIO!Whereas, For many weeks a tidal wave of youth-led righteous rebellion has flooded cities and towns across the country and around the globe protesting the brutal police murder of George Floyd and other Black, Brown and Indigenous victims of the long, cruel, vicious history of racist violence, police and fascist lynchings, andWhereas, systemic, institutional racism victimizes the families and Black, Brown and Indigenous communities again by failing to bring the racist perpetrators to justice. The peoples’ Movement for Black Lives, the largest in the history of the country, is proclaiming in many languages but one voice “enough is enough!”  “Reopen the cases!” White supremacist institutions from the White House to the State House, to City Hall, to the Court House, to the playhouse, to the schoolhouse must be abolished now!, andWhereas, The cruel and calculated police murder of George Floyd provided the spark that lit the powder keg, this rebellion is addressing historic and current white supremacy in all forms and of the most broad and comprehensive character, framing the national and international dialog and winning important concessions.  Racist, reactionary, pro-slavery, and pro-colonial monuments from Confederate soldiers to Columbus are tumbling down; Jim Crow-era product marketing symbols are being trashed; all variety of degrading and demeaning stereotypes are being challenged. Entertainers and sports figures across the spectrum are making their protest heard and are now following in the vanguard footsteps of Colin Kaepernick, NFL quarterback who four years ago took a knee to protest police brutality and systematic racism, and   Whereas, The current, deadly COVID-19 pandemic, as with all past health crises in this for-profit, capitalist healthcare system, is disproportionately impacting and killing Black, Brown and Indigenous communities, andWhereas, Labor leadership and rank and file have – like Local 26 UNITE HERE’s splendid defense of its members against racist police arrest and brutalization of its Black members in Lynn, MA — and must continue to “walk the talk” in this critical fight, and Whereas, USW Local 8751 has a proud history of demonstrating our “Solidarity in action” in the struggle against racism since our founding in the 1970s. Our members helped to organize the historic Dec. 14, 1974, 25,000-strong “Boston March Against Racism” and have brought our union voices, resources, sound systems, banners and bodies to countless rallies, picket lines, marches from those days to the present. We marched for Justice for Amadou Diallo, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Usaamah Rahim, Terrence Coleman, Breonna Taylor, and countless Black, Brown, Indigenous, migrant and LGBTQ2S+ victims of homicide by police, ICE agents and prison guards, and Whereas, The very foundation of unionism is solidarity and unity, and the very duty of union leaders is to fight against racism and all forms of oppression. The role of the police – from their “Pilgrim militia,” “fugitive slave catching” and “prison to plantation” formations only a few generations ago to their vicious attacks on the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Panther Party, the Young Lords, and American Indian Movement, to their anti-union “Pinkerton”-style strike breaking — has been used as the bosses’ club against worker solidarity and unity.Likewise, the police have shown themselves to be the sworn enemy of peoples’ movements — women, LGBTQ2S+, im/migrant rights, disability rights, etc. Their shameful, vicious and brutal attacks and frame-up arrests of the current wave of Black Lives Matter demonstrators continue this vile tradition. In every one of Local 8751’s eleven strikes throughout our history, we have learned the bitter lesson that we not only must fight against the corporations but also against their police. These bodies of armed troops only serve the interest of the bosses, brutalizing and intimidating our picket lines and subjecting our leaders and ranks to lockouts and false arrests on frame-up charges.Be It Therefore Resolved that Local 8751 dedicate our active solidarity to this righteous rebellion and call on others within the labor movement to join the struggle and give aid and resources to the building of this historic movement and support for its demands, and Be It Further Resolved that Local 8751 give to brother Kaepernick’s National Know Your Rights Legal Defense Fund and the defense of local protesters falsely arrested during demonstrations following George Floyd’s murder;  And that we give resources to local leadership of these protests in all of their glorious expressions, including to Black Lives Matter Boston, @BlackBoston2020, Mass Action Against Police Brutality, United American Indians of New England, FIRE Boston, National TPS Alliance and its affiliates, the Greater Boston Marxist Association’s “Health & Safety Kit” mutual aid campaign, For the People (#FTPBoston), Community For Us, By Us Collective, etc., and assist with sound, trucks, media and other logistics as needed, and Be It Further Resolved that USW Local 8751 join the Martin Luther King Labor Council of King County, Washington, Writers Guild of America, East, and other unions and tens of millions of workers, organized and as yet unorganized, and call on the Greater Boston Labor Council, Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the National AFL-CIO to immediately expel the International Union [sic] of Police Associations and all other organizations of police, ICE agents and prison guards from its membership ranks. We further call on all unions with units representing police, ICE/CBP agents and prison guards to expeditiously disaffiliate those units, andBe It Further Resolved that, USW Local 8751 call on Mayor Walsh and the Boston City Council to defund the Boston Police Department, to enforce the demand and mandate of the citizens of a Sanctuary City and refuse to cooperate with ICE, and to reallocate those substantial hundreds of millions of taxpayer monies to social services, including the Boston Public Schools and other youth-targeted and -directed educational, healthcare, jobs and housing programs, and rights. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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McKinney to Lead Record-Sized Trade Mission to Columbia

June 14, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News McKinney to Lead Record-Sized Trade Mission to Columbia McKinney to Lead Record-Sized Trade Mission to Columbia SHARE Colombia and Panama are among the fastest-growing markets in the western hemisphere for U.S. farm and food products. U.S. Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a group of American exporters seeking to tap into that market potential on the largest-ever international trade mission. The group will head to Bogota, Columbia, on June 4-7.“The record size of this trade mission delegation demonstrates the degree of U.S. exporter interest in these markets,” McKinney says. “I’m thrilled that the representatives from 54 agribusinesses and associations, as well as six state agriculture departments, are on board and ready to connect with potential customers from both Colombia and Panama.” The United States entered into trade agreements with both countries in 2012 and the agricultural export growth to both countries has been robust.“Our food and farm exports to Colombia have nearly tripled, from $1.1 billion in 2012 to a record $2.9 billion in 2018,” McKinney says. “And while Panama is a much smaller market, we’ve also seen our exports go up significantly, from $490 million in 2012 to $683 million last year.”Source: NAFB News Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Jun 2, 2019 SHARE Previous articleFlooding Problems Moving Further SouthNext articleTrade War With Mexico Back in Play? NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

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TCU students finish intramural season, enjoy indoor soccer

June 13, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin The High School Zeroes won the co-ed indoor soccer championship. Development plan revealed for Berry/University, some express opposition How many intramural sports have you played? Twitter Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Mitchell Stehly Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ printThe fall semester intramural season came to a close last Tuesday night as Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Kappa and The High School Zeroes all won first place in their indoor soccer divisions.Sophomore Adam Wagner and his Beta Theta Pi teammates took home first place in the men’s division after a 3-1 victory over Phi Kappa Phi.“Oh, it was a blast,” Wagner said. “I’m really happy to win. It was a good team effort all around,”The games included in-game music organized by intramural supervisor Mason Tucker who also included his own commentary throughout the game.“I think it was actually the first time we’ve had an in-game commentary for some of the stuff,” Tucker said. “I think the participants get really excited when you get to yell ‘goal’ after they score so it gets everybody energized and it was overall a really good time.”Tucker said the music coupled with the in-game commentary helped get the spectators involved in the game. Wagner said he agreed.“Yeah, the crowd definitely made it fun. Even though they were a little too rowdy sometimes,” Wagner said.In the co-recreational division, the High School Zeroes won their championship matchup with the High School Heroes by a score of 5-3.Sophomore Alex Smith, a member of the High School Zeroes, said intramurals have helped him relive his high school athletic experience.“It’s just so much fun. I think one of my favorite things at TCU is playing indoors. And just like in the co-ed, the men’s league whatever,” he said.Wagner and Smith both said they enjoyed indoor soccer but they still prefer the outdoor experience.The indoor game presents new challenges, they said.“Especially with the walls as rebounds it takes a different mentality. Especially defensive wise,” Wagner said.Smith said he enjoys playing with more space, but he loved having the opportunity to win an intramural championship alongside his friends.“I’m more of an outdoor guy because I’m just faster there and that helps but I think both are really fun,” Smith said.Smith will have the opportunity to play the outdoor game when the spring semester begins as outdoor soccer, basketball, sand volleyball and golf will be the four major team sports offered. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Mitchell Stehlyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-stehly/ Paschal catcher commits to TCU Facebook Previous articleStudents utilize football stadium to run and studyNext articleTCU A Cappella Society hosts winter concert on campus Mitchell Stehly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OneTwoThreeMore Than Three + posts Quiz Maker It’s “Next Man Up” For TCU Football The109: Development plan revealed for Berry Street ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders and the OSCE make six recommendations to ensure freedom of expression on the Internet.

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first_img RSF_en Help by sharing this information This declaration by Reporters Without Borders and the representative of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) on Freedom of the Media aims to deal with the main issues facing countries seeking to regulate online activity. Should the Web be filtered? Can online publications be forced to register with the authorities? What should the responsibility of service providers (ISPs) be? How far does a national jurisdiction extend?Reporters Without Borders thinks the six recommendations go beyond Europe and concern every country. It hopes they will provoke discussion in the run-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).Full text of the Declaration :1. Any law about the flow of information online must be anchored in the right to freedom of expression as defined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 2. In a democratic and open society it is up to the citizens to decide what they wish to access and view on the Internet. Filtering or rating of online content by governments is unacceptable. Filters should only be installed by Internet users themselves. Any policy of filtering, be it at a national or local level, conflicts with the principle of free flow of information.3. Any requirement to register websites with governmental authorities is not acceptable. Unlike licensing scarce resources such as broadcasting frequencies, an abundant infrastructure like the Internet does not justify official assignment of licenses. On the contrary, mandatory registration of online publications might stifle the free exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on the Internet.4. A technical service provider must not be held responsible for the mere conduit or hosting of content unless the hosting provider refuses to obey a court ruling. A decision on whether a website is legal or illegal can only be taken by a judge, not by a service provider. Such proceedings should guarantee transparency, accountability and the right to appeal. 5. All Internet content should be subject to the legislation of the country of its origin (“upload rule”) and not to the legislation of the country where it is downloaded. 6. The Internet combines various types of media, and new publishing tools such as blogging are developing. Internet writers and online journalists should be legally protected under the basic principle of the right to freedom of expression and the complementary rights of privacy and protection of sources. News This declaration by Reporters Without Borders and the representative of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) on Freedom of the Media aims to deal with the main issues facing countries seeking to regulate online activity. Should the Web be filtered? Can online publications be forced to register with the authorities? What should the responsibility of service providers (ISPs) be? How far does a national jurisdiction extend? June 20, 2005 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders and the OSCE make six recommendations to ensure freedom of expression on the Internet. Organisation last_img read more

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