France is next in euro crisis

first_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGem KCS-content Share France is next in euro crisis THE Eurozone’s second biggest economy could be next on the hit list for bond markets, according to London Stock Exchange chief executive Xavier Rolet. “It won’t be long before bond investors turn to France after they have finished with Portugal and Spain,” he said over the weekend. “The country’s deficit is much, much higher than anyone realises. No one, not even France, can hide any more.”Rolet’s comments were supported by bond investors, who said that markets could lose confidence in the euro entirely if it becomes clear that France cannot abide by Eurozone fiscal rules.Matrix Group’s Bill Blain said: “To get into the euro, France put all its borrowing state agencies off-balance sheet. When the crisis reopens, it’s certainly possible that it will become a focus.”The warning comes as the IMF puts pressure on the Eurozone to increase the size of its €440bn bailout facility. A report by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the IMF, says that there is a “strong case for increasing the resources available for this safety net”.However, any increase is likely to face strong opposition from Germany, where taxpayers are already incensed at paying for the Greek and Irish bailouts. The Irish parliament will vote tomorrow on the emergency budget that it must pass in order to qualify for the emergency funding. center_img whatsapp Sunday 5 December 2010 11:49 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Authentic targets UK’s casino ‘culture’

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling 17th August 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland CEO cites importance of roulette offering after securing UK licence Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tech & innovation Table games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Authentic targets UK’s casino ‘culture’ Authentic Gaming CEO Jonas Delin believes the company’s roulette offering will tap into the UK’s casino “culture” after a licence to operate in the country was secured.Authentic, which already has partnerships with a number of UK-licenced operators, such as Kindred Group, LeoVegas and Mr Green, confirmed earlier this week that it had been awarded a licence by the Gambling Commission.The live casino provider will now be able to supply its games and products in the UK, including its flagship ‘Authentic Roulette’, which streams tables from leading casinos in various markets.Delin told that plans are in place to launch Authentic Roulette with existing and new customers in the near future.“The UK is the largest live casino market in Europe and is crucial to our strategy of expanding into regulated markets around the world,” Delin said.“What’s more, the majority of our operator partners are UK licensed, and we wanted to be able to offer our games to their players in the UK as we do in other regulated markets across Europe and beyond.“There is a strong culture in the UK for visiting casinos, so we believe our Authentic Roulette stream from luxury casinos around the world will be a great proposition for UK players.“In addition, our Casino Floor Studio product will also appeal as it is a dedicated live roulette table located at the heart of prestigious land-based casinos allowing online players to enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of a real-world casino even when playing online.”Delin expects to go live Authentic’s existing UK-licenced operator partners “in the coming weeks”.“We are also talking to other UK operators about integrating our suite of live roulette products into their portfolios,” he added.“We have wanted to do this for some time, and now we have our licence we can pursue these partnerships in earnest.” Email Addresslast_img read more

Fan Milk Limited ( HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgFan Milk Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fan Milk Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stirrup House / Olson Kundig

first_imgManufacturers: AutoDesk, Caesarstone, Fleetwood, -, Adobe, Bluebeam, Lucas Design Associates, Tom Kundig Collection “COPY” Structural Engineer: 2015 ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Stirrup House / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveStirrup House / Olson KundigSave this picture!© Aaron Leitz+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Area:  6472 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Civil Engineer: “COPY”center_img United States CopyHouses•Ketchum, United States Stirrup House / Olson Kundig Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Galena Engineering Grid Engineer Photographs:  Aaron Leitz, Benjamin Benschneider Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKetchumOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on November 11, 2019Cite: “Stirrup House / Olson Kundig” 11 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?马镫之家,森林中的艺术品藏馆 / Olson Kundig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 Design Team:Tom Kundig, Edward Lalonde, Jamie SlagelLandscape:Ben YoungLighting Design Consultants:O-LightingGeneral Contractor Collaborators:Elias ConstructionInterior Design Collaborators:Lucas Design AssociatesCity:KetchumCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aaron LeitzRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. This 6,500-square-foot home, which sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in Ketchum, Idaho between Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain, was designed around the client’s collection of contemporary art alongside commanding mountain views. Throughout the home, windows frame views of exterior artworks against the forested landscape beyond.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!Main Level PlanSave this picture!© Aaron LeitzBased on a Latin cross plan, this steel-and-wood-clad home consists of two main forms. The primary form contains the entry foyer and the open plan kitchen, dining, and living areas, along with two guest rooms below and two offices above on the second level. The secondary form completes the “T”-shaped plan, its steel-and-glass entry vestibule and glass-box master suite acting as the yin to the yang of the main house.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzEntering the house, a double-height foyer with a large art wall showcases a favorite painting by Lawrence Fodor titled Rain Forest, establishing the home’s dual emphasis on art and nature. An adjacent wall features pages from an art book published by the owner called Speak for the Trees, the individually framed images recalling in miniature the framed landscape views found throughout the home. An interior palette of exposed steel, concrete and wood support the prominence of the owner’s curated art collection.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!Section Looking NorthSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderIn the living area, a panel-formed concrete fireplace anchors the space inside, while also serving the exterior deck just outside, which floats out above the landscape. A second private, walled-in courtyard extending from the master suite allows residents to engage with the outdoors throughout the seasons. Art merges with nature even in the home’s exterior spaces, where several sculptural and two-dimensional artworks are installed.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzProject gallerySee allShow lessCall For Ideas: Tiny Library 2019 Architecture CompetitionIdeasCOMPETITION YEA! 2020 – YOUNG EUROPEAN ARCHITECTSBuilt Projects & Masterplans Sharelast_img read more

UK Giving report reveals men & young adults least involved in charitable giving

first_img  386 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis60 One in seven people (13%) volunteered for a charity in 2015. Young people are the most likely to give their time for free, with 19% of 16-to-24 year olds having done so, while one in ten (11%) people aged 65 or over volunteered for a charity. The survey collected information about charitable giving from 4,160 adults aged 16 and over in the United Kingdom. However, CAF has also announced that from this month, it will treble the sample size to 12,000 and carry out research on a monthly rather than quarterly basis in order to gain a more accurate picture of charitable giving throughout the year.You can download CAF’s UK Giving Report 2015 in PDF. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis60 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 Almost half of Britons have donated goods in the past year (46%) with one in five (20%) doing so in a typical month. Women are almost twice as likely to do this as men (26% v 14% in a typical month). £14 is the median average charitable donation and cash is still the most common way for people to give, accounting for 55% of donations. Those most likely to donate are women, middle or upper middle class and aged over 45. Less than half of young people aged 16 – 24 (48%) donated to charity last year. Melanie May | 24 May 2016 | News One in three (32%) sponsored someone for charity in 2015. Women are more likely to be sponsors but give smaller amounts (£11.38) than men (£15.13) on average. People give most to sponsored events for hospitals and hospices, which attract an average sponsorship of £34.CAF chief executive John Low said:“Charities need to work harder to motivate men to back good causes and, importantly in the long-term, find new and better ways to get people involved in charitable giving at every age. Sporting fundraisers and appeals like Movember have gone some way towards getting more men and young people giving, but it is clear that more still needs to be done.” Advertisement Children’s charities were the most widely supported (30%), followed by medical research (29%) and animals (22%). Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Research / statistics UK Giving Report in 60 seconds[youtube][/youtube] UK Giving report reveals men & young adults least involved in charitable giving  385 total views,  3 views today Men are lagging behind women in charitable giving, with less than half volunteering, donating or sponsoring, according to Charities Aid Foundation’s annual UK Giving report.Three out of five women (60%) got involved in some form of charitable behaviour in a typical month in 2015, compared with 52% of men.In terms of age group, young adults are the least motivated by good causes, and are the least involved in supporting good causes with less than half doing so in a typical month (43%). People of pensionable age were nearly twice as likely to have given money to charity, with 44% of over 65s having done so in the past month, compared with 23% of people aged 16 to 24.The most popular way for people in the UK to support a charity was by donating money – done by two in five of us (39%) in a typical month – followed by donating goods (20%) and sponsoring someone (9%).The report estimates that Britons donated a total of £9.6 billion to charity in 2015, suggesting that overall levels of giving may have fallen in the past year.Other findings include:Four in five people in the UK (79%) got involved in at least one form of charitable action in 2015. London and the West Midlands are the only regions where less than three-quarters participated.last_img read more

Building an Inside-led prison abolition movement:

first_imgOn Jan. 5, Devin Cole spoke with Free Alabama Movement co-founder and freedom fighter Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun about the economic side of the ongoing 30-day Economic Blackout and Alabama prison strike in January, the growth of social media and prison abolition, and what it will take to build a truly structured prison and slavery abolition organization.   Devin Cole: Members of the Free Alabama Movement and other prison abolitionists are saying that Securus Technologies’ implementation of video visitation equipment is a front for permanently removing all in-person visitation and replacing it with video visitations only. Can you talk about these concerns and why they want to do away with in-person visitation?  For example, right now there is a hunger strike going on in an ICE detention center in New Jersey, with others joining in daily. There is action in Pennsylvania and other places that kicked off mostly at the start of the year. There is our economic boycott here in Alabama, which includes several hunger strikers.  I don’t know if they would switch to a system where in-person is only once a month, once every 90 days, or you have to earn it or whatever. But people in prison and our families should not have to pay to talk to our loved ones, and we should never be denied the basic need for human contact that all human beings need.  DC: In 2018, you wrote an incredible article called “Seeing the problem, being the solution, making the sacrifice.” ( In it, you speak extensively of the need to use social media, as in creating a mobile app for your organization that tells of all ongoing prison strikes, hunger strikes and all economic boycotts similar to that going down right now. Could you talk about the role that social media and technology have played in expanding these growing economic blackouts?  DC: Any final thoughts or words you want to speak about?  Another thing I want to do while we raise awareness is to find five families that are willing to have their personal finances audited, so that they can see in exact dollar amount terms how much they are contributing to incarceration and enslavement by investing in these exploitative companies. When people start seeing how much money is being made, they’ll then start asking where is the money going? Family members will see that they are paying for all these weapons, the mace and rubber bullets, the night sticks and electric shields that are used to harm us — and that these suppliers and prison officials are getting rich off it all.  These companies have no incentive to be concerned with what the family members have to say or are going through. It is very clear that they have some perception of the financial exploitation that goes into prison plantation management, and they are not constrained by principles when it comes to human suffering to make their profits.  We can’t remain stuck in isolated borders when we are dealing with people who are committed to solving this gigantic problem. Prisons commissioners, police chiefs, mayors, doctors, and many other common groups, all have national meetings and platforms that they share every year. They are unified and they are together — that is why they are successful. We are not unified, and that’s why we are not successful!  For example, I am seeing an organization conducting a fundraiser “for the hunger strikers,” but with no offer of support for the others sacrificing. And, one of the reasons they say they are raising funds — to help pay for commissary — is a direct contradiction of the Economic Blackout. They say they are raising funds at the request of the Free Alabama Movement, but why would FAM be requesting funds to be spent in a way that directly contradicts the Economic Blackout?  What I am proposing in the National Freedom Movement is that those of us on the inside come together and then organize our own outside-support organizations from the ground up: We provide the by-laws; we make the structure — and every component and every brick is set up by those of us on the inside.  When you look back to November 2017, you’ll see an article I wrote in the San Francisco Bay View for the Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018, where I presented the idea and laid out a potential structure building a nationwide, “Inside-led” organization called the National Freedom Movement (which is now growing). ( The elevated levels of activity around the country today illustrate why having a national structure is so important, so that all of these campaigns can be organized and be happening simultaneously in several states. There are a lot of organizations involved in what’s going on in Alabama, New Jersey, Florida, so why can’t we all work together?  Through actions like the Economic Blackout, we want families to understand why we have to start demanding audits of these companies, so that we can show people what’s really going on.  We need everyone to stay focused on our fundamental approach to defining and solving this problem with economic direct-action campaigns,  because this is how we are going to affect change. We support everyone who is making a sacrifice for freedom and all of the families, but we have to remain vigilant in our understanding that this is a comprehensive plan, not a reactionary one.  It is profits that are made and the kickbacks to the operating budgets that keep the structure of the incarceration system and its laws intact. It is the economic contributions and free or cheap prison labor that form the pillars that uphold the system; and when those pillars are stressed and broken, the entire system collapses.  Securus is an unscrupulous company that has been caught and sued for providing location-tracking information to law enforcement, bounty hunters and bondsmen, which was used to track people and their family members — and that shows that they are willing to be a part of the police state and prison-industrial complex.  The budget of Alabama prisons is $600,000,000. If we take the labor out, what does that do to the budget? If we take incentive packages out, what does that do to the budget? If we take the canteen money out, what does that do to the budget? And so on and so forth.  Union Supply and Access Secure are prison profiteers involved in the overpriced incentive package and accessory programs that are used to exploit and extort money from us and our families. These companies provide their services to prisons nationwide and enjoy exclusive monopoly contracts with prisoncrats and politicians. We need to be getting at all of them, all across the country, all at the same time. These are obvious contradictions that compelled me to speak where I otherwise had been silent on certain matters. Supporters have to understand that their individual relationships and conversations don’t translate into universal support for FAM, and they should not be making statements and taking actions that cause contradictions or conflicts with overall Movement activities. BH: Starting out, this call was originally for a 30-day Economic Blackout in the form of work strikes, boycotts and protests. Over the past 4-to-5 days, however, we started to see the Economic Blackout aspect become overshadowed and hijacked. This was allowed to happen for a number of reasons — none of them positive. Hardly any of us know about each other, even though we are all protesting and taking actions for the same issues. As things stand at the moment, our actions are all unconnected. With this app that we’re still working to develop, we could have a centralized source where people can see all these things happening, and we could reach out to organizers in Alabama, Texas, New Jersey, bring them to the table and come out with the united front. All the issues are the same, so why are we not all acting and moving and organizing together?  Bennu Hannibal: Certain members of FAM have that interpretation and are expressing it. As for myself, I haven’t seen anything specific as to what Securus and ADOC’s plan is, but that doesn’t mean it’s not their overall plan. We do know that video visitation is already happening in other states, because Securus is a national brand. And we can extrapolate from those conversations and things that we are already aware of what the plan is for Alabama. We also know that some county jails are already using video visitation exclusively.  For those asking what they can do to help, help us build our own national infrastructure in the way we are describing. It’s paternalistic and destructive to the Movement to do otherwise. Over time, we see organizations pull out and take their resources with them, returning every now and then to play favorites amongst the Inside activists. They use their leverage and resources to play divide-and-conquer amongst inside factions. This benefits the government and not the struggle. That’s why we need our own outside-support structure. Without independence, we’ll always have these problems that we are having today with outside organizations.  We already have more than enough legit Inside-led organizations. The bottom line is we should be organizing together, planning together and dictating the action and the tempo nationwide from the inside. But we aren’t unified, and as a result, most — but not all — of our actions are reactive.  Whatever the decision, we know that it will be decided by economics and not what is best for the families. Under the current model, aside from the vending machines, the state doesn’t make any money on in-person visitation. Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun BH: We started using social media as part of our core strategy back in 2014 with our YouTube channel and Facebook page. When I came to prison back in 2001, I was shocked at the living conditions. I shared with the guys in prison that we needed a camcorder to document this stuff. I was 100% convinced that people in society had no idea that living conditions were that bad. Hell, I had friends and my brother in prison at the time, and I had no idea people were living this way.  DC: The other four companies in this Economic Blackout that are being boycotted are JPay, Access Corrections, Union Supply Company and Alabama Correctional Industries. What are their roles in the slavery system of Alabama prisons?  On the flip side, they have costs associated with physical visitation, like having security staff to harass and inspect visitors, perform strip searches, etc. These are all costs to the operational budget of a prison that disappear with video visitation kiosks. So, they probably compared the numbers from what they are making off normal visitation, in contrast to what they will make off the contracts with Securus, including the other services that Securus will be charging for us to use their tablets, etc., and decided that if they go to video visitation and make whatever else they will make off these contracts — then that is more profitable and preferable to do.  These economic boycott campaigns are to get people to see what their money is going to and what the system would look like if they took all their JPay money out, all their Securus money out — what that would look like. Would it be better, or would it be worse? There has to be a scientific application of “What am I dealing with?”  Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun is the founder of the Free Alabama Movement and Executive Director of the Campaign to Redistribute the Pain. He is the architect of the National Freedom Movement, an author, and he is fighting for the liberation of all people trapped in cages and behind walls.  There are many organizations on the outside supporting our struggle, but they already have their own agendas and plans that they organize around. The work they do for us falls within the context of the limited scope of what they are about. In other words, they are not structured exclusively to our needs and concerns. If we are to have long-term success and truly solve these problems, then we’ll have to build our own nationwide, Inside-led outside-support network ourselves. And that starts with the Inside coming together nationally first.  So when the time came for me to put the blueprint for the Free Alabama Movement together, I knew that social media would play a very important role in the way we got our message and our proof out. I knew I could take that phone, create the social media platforms, and use this technology to push the Movement forward in unique ways.  There is just too much information and too much trickery going on for people to be on top of what is going on and who and what is legit or not. This app will help to centralize information and actions and allow us to strengthen and grow our base from which to inform and educate.  When the message gets hijacked, the companies to boycott are being given a pass, and the potential to expand the boycott is being lost. But this is what happens when outside support organizations put personal relationships before organizational principles. They started picking the people they like and reporting from that angle, instead of supporting the cause. And that’s another reason why we need to create our own outside-support structure. BH: It’s not just about the Alabama prisons. Alabama doesn’t have JPay. The reason we added some of these companies is to give people in other states the opportunity to be a part of the Economic Blackout protest as well, because it is affecting all of us.  Even though the original idea of this economic boycott by Kinetik Justice was and has remained for the most part a statewide effort, I thought it would be wise to add other companies that provide similar services in other states to leave room for other states to get involved, to create an opportunity to build unity and to show that we are all in this together — because the actions we are taking in Alabama are related to the actions around the country.  Devin Cole is a transgender Marxist organizer and writer. They are the president of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative), a transgender advocacy organization in northwest Florida, and a member of the Workers World Party – Central Gulf Coast (Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi) branch.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Outside organizations are coming in and offering help, but not helping us build our own infrastructure. When they leave, or the cause of the moment dies off, they take their resources and infrastructure with them. That model is only mildly effective.  And it’s not just for 30 days. We want people to know that this is ongoing. We can’t let the State off the hook by forgetting that we are here to defund, divest and be disruptive with economic strategies and tactics. We’ll amplify that by any means necessary. As for the mobile app, I simply see this as the evolution in the area of technology for our Movement. There is a lot of activism taking place around the country on the inside of U.S. prisons, jails and detention facilities, but people don’t know how to wade through all the social media content to find out about it, because the information is hard to find.  Lost in the shuffle is the fact that the hunger strikers are taking action to support the Economic Blackout. Nevertheless, we have people reporting on the hunger strikers in a way that totally separates them from the Economic Blackout, where all freedom fighters are being called on to take action by quitting their jobs, rejecting visits and or foregoing canteen or incentive packages — and going on hunger strike if this is your choice.last_img read more

Annual TCU Day of Service is held amid COVID-19

first_imgWorld Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Haeven Gibbons Facebook Twitter Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting Twitter + posts ReddIt Haeven Gibbons Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Haeven Gibbons Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Haeven Gibbons Previous articleEpisode 223 – CFB Week 9, NFL Week 8 PreviewNext articleBack in business: Football’s dominant first half enough to give them first win in four weeks Haeven Gibbons RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Haeven Gibbons ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin TCU Day of Service offered in-person and virtual service opportunities for students to give back to the community. Haeven Gibbons/Staff Reporter) Linkedin printStudents spent their Saturday morning giving back to the community by painting canvases and making animal toys as a part of TCU’s annual Day of Service.The event looked different amid COVID-19 this year. Some students served in-person, masked-up and socially distanced, at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni and Visitors Center. Others participated virtually.In years past, over 600 students would take buses to paint murals, play with animals at the Humane Society of North Texas or serve food at the Tarrant County Food Bank, in four-hour shifts. This year, 300 students were divided into four one-hour shifts to volunteer in person, and 350 students signed up for virtual service.“I’ve been really impressed with how they’re actually making this happen and giving students the opportunity to make a difference in the community despite everything that’s going on,” said Service Leader Lexi Pepper, a first-year pre-business and psychology double major. Event organizers knew they would have to alter the TCU Day of Service by the way things were looking in the summer. As soon as they realized this, they started to plan, said Erin Wilson, the associate director of community engagement programming. It was a challenge, but there has been an increase in the number of students who are interested in service this semester, so they wanted to make sure they provided it, Wilson said.While students were not able to travel to the service sites this year, they were still able to make a difference from campus.Students paint canvases during TCU’s Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (Haeven Gibbons/Staff Reporter)In-person service optionThe in-person options included painting a canvas or making animal toys to be donated to the Humane Society. The individual canvases will be assembled to make a mural in S.S. Dillow’s Elementary School cafeteria. Students were told to paint an inspirational message of hope on their canvas. The final mural will be called “Voices of Hope.”This option helped students feel engaged with the TCU community.“I don’t have any in-person classes, so it’s been good to have the opportunity to volunteer in person,” said Bella Galindo, a first-year psychology major. Other students said the in-person option helped them relieve some stress while doing something good for others.The canvases students painted will be put together to form one mural to be displayed in the S.S. Dillow Elementary School cafeteria. The paintings were done as part of the TCU Day of Service, which was held Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (Haeven Gibbons/Staff Reporter)“I think it was a good idea to get out of the stress-filled environment that we’re currently in with finals and tests and just come out and have something fun to do while also helping people,” said Andy Mendez, a sophomore business major.Service Leader and junior nursing major Adriana Guerrero participated in the mural painting last year. Although students now have to paint remotely, she said everyone still has great energy and seems to be having fun.“I’m glad there was an in-person option because I think that’s a lot more fun to actually be engaged in person,” said Guerrero. “I know I am not super engaged on Zoom, so I’m glad they were able to space things out and have a socially distanced way for people to still engage and participate in community service even if it’s not onsite.”Virtual service optionMaking an animal toy was both an in-person and virtual option. Students picked up a bag of materials earlier in the week to make the toys. The service leaders spent over three hours putting together the bags for virtual participants.Students will drop off what they make at the Brown-Lupton University Union on Monday, and the toys will be delivered to the animal shelter. Wilson said about 2,000 toys will be delivered.“It’s nice that we have virtual options for people that can’t come in, but can still contribute,” said Julia Rizzo, a junior biology major. A students makes cat toys at the in-person service option during the TCU Day of Service on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (Haeven Gibbons/Staff Reporter) The other virtual option was the independent service option. Students could choose from 11 different service activities — ranging from writing letters to the elderly to picking up trash around the neighborhood — to complete on their own.“I think TCU Day of Service will have a larger impact this year because with the independent service option, people can do a lot,” said Sophia Nguyen, the director of marketing for the event. While students are normally limited to serving the Fort Worth community, this option allows students to impact communities beyond Fort Worth.last_img read more

Underground Maoist group admits responsibility for journalist’s murder and threatens nine others

first_img RSF_en January 27, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Underground Maoist group admits responsibility for journalist’s murder and threatens nine others Follow the news on Bangladesh February 26, 2021 Find out more to go further News BangladeshAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information An underground Maoist organisation has admitted responsibility for the murder of a BBC stringer and in a letter, apparently from its leader, threatened to kill nine more named journalists in the region.Manik Saha died instantly when a bomb was thrown at his head in a street in Khulna in the country’s south-west on 15 January.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) called on the authorities, in particular the interior minister, to continue to explore every avenue to track down and punish Saha’s killers.The international press freedom organisation added that it believed that the death threats again nine other journalists should “unfortunately” be taken very seriously. “Khulna police should do everything possible to protect the nine journalists who are under death threat,” it added.Reporters Without Borders has for several years denounced the activities of Bangladesh’s underground Maoist groups.Gaffar Tushar, leader of the Maoist group, “The People’s War” admitted responsibility for murdering Manik Saha, correspondent for the daily New Age and stringer for the Bengali service of the BBC World Service, in a letter sent to the Khulna regional press club on 22 January.This dissident faction of the Proletarian Party of East Bengal threatened to kill nine journalists in Satkhira, a town a few kilometres west of Khulna). Those named as under threat were: Mizamur Rahman, Kallayan Banerjee, Subash Chowdhury, Ram Krishna, Shahin Goldar, Kazi Dulal, Abul Kalam, Abdul Bari and M. Raju, all local correspondents for Dhaka-based dailies, who have written about the armed group’s illegal activities, in particular extortion. The journalists have all asked for police protection.A few days earlier the Daily Star revealed that anonymous telephone calls had been made to several journalists in Khulna in which Saha was described as an “enemy of the revolution”.The journalist’s murder prompted a two-day general strike in Khulna on 16 and 17 January. Information minister Tariqul Islam, who went to the town, promised to leave no stone unturned to find and punish those responsible. Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activistscenter_img Organisation News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News May 19, 2021 Find out more BangladeshAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Fannie Mae Reevaluates Economic Growth

first_imgSubscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Economic Fannie Mae 2019-06-17 Seth Welborn June 17, 2019 1,838 Views Related Articles Previous: Homeowners Impacted by Sandy Face Uncertainty Next: Fed to Cut Interest Rates in 2019? About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fannie Mae Reevaluates Economic Growth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group (ESR) predicts full-year 2019 and 2020 U.S. economic growth of 1.5%, down from Fannie Mae’s previous prediction of 2.1%. The GSE cites expected weakness in business fixed investment and softening global economic conditions for the decline.“This month, escalating trade tensions and concerns about weakening global growth led us to revise lower our full-year 2019 and 2020 forecasts of real GDP growth to 2.1 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively,” said Fannie Mae SVP and Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “Despite a strong start to the year, we expect growth to slow beginning in the second quarter as macro-level uncertainty disincentivizes business fixed investment and starts to weigh on consumer spending. In order to sustain the longest expansion in more than 70 years, we expect the Fed to once again begin easing monetary policy and to cut its interest rate target by 25 basis points in September.”Fannie Mae’s (ESR) projects that the Federal Reserve will cut the federal funds rate by 25 basis points at the September meeting of its Federal Open Market Committee to fend off greater deceleration in domestic growth. Fannie notes that prices may rise as international trade tensions rise, which may also impact the job market.This week, the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will hold a press conference following Tuesday and Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee Conference.Earlier this year, the Federal Reserve announced that it will be keeping the federal funds rate at 2.25 to 2.50%. The Fed statement announced that The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System voted unanimously to set the interest rate paid on required and excess reserve balances at 2.35%.“We expect housing to add to growth for the foreseeable future, and our projection of a 1.0 percent year-over-year increase in home sales in 2019 remains unchanged,” Duncan continued. “Moderating home price appreciation and attractive mortgage rates continue to support affordability, particularly as home builders are now paying more attention to the entry-level portion of the housing market.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Economic Fannie Mae The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Reevaluates Economic Growthlast_img read more

Fears Garda shakeup may heavily impact policing in Donegal

first_img By News Highland – August 22, 2019 Previous article12 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleGreen leader wants to bring people back into rural villages News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Fears Garda shakeup may heavily impact policing in Donegal Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty There are fears that a shakeup of An Garda Siochana may heavily impact policing in Donegal. The Donegal Garda Division is expected to merge with Sligo and Leitrim as part of major changes to the force.The new plans to be announced this morning are also expected to result in more sergeants and inspectors with the reduction of divisions allowing more Gardai to be released to the front line.However Donegal GRA Spokesperson Brendan O’Connor has serious reservations as to how the changes will impact rural policing in the county:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more