Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgAcademy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAcademy Press Plc is an established printing company in Nigeria offering services for the printing of labels, calendars, company annual reports, books, magazines and marketing material. The company offers additional printing related services which include supply of graphic material, layout design, typesetting, artwork, photography, colour separation and binding. The Commercial printing division produces calendars, annual reports, labels, insertions, posters, handbills, invoices, waybills, deposit/withdrawal forms, account opening forms, receipts and point of sales material. Periodicals printed by Academy Press include magazines, journals, reports and seminar papers. Publications printed include educational and religious books, biographies, maps and diaries. Computer stationary printed includes listing papers, customer statements, utility bills and pay slips. Academy Press has two major subsidiaries; Academy Press Specialised Print Services, which prints documents with high security risks such as tickets, coupons, vouchers, letterheads, receipts, invoices and continuous forms for computer usage as well as bank statements, pay-in slips and bank notes; West African Book Publishers (WABP) prints high-end publications for the discerning reader. The company has offices in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and in Accra in Ghana. Academy Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Champions Cup Try of the Season awarded for some pure wizardy

first_imgThursday May 23, 2019 Champions Cup Try of the Season awarded for some pure wizardy The Champions Cup Try of the Season has been announced, and it is no surprise that the award has gone to Toulouse’s score against Racing 92 in the quarter-final.ADVERTISEMENTMaxime Medard finished off the try, but it was wonderful play all round, started by Romain Ntamack’s long pass, Lucas Tauzin’s offload and Sofiane Guitoune’s power.What made this score more special is the fact that Toulouse were down to 14 players, after fly-half Zack Holmes’ early red card. The European giants rallied, however, and were able to hold on for a 22-21 win in one of the most pulsating games of the season.A try like this shows how dangerous Toulouse, and indeed France, potentially are. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Manantiales Building / Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos

first_img Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The project is located in an area of Santiago that underwent urbanization as a garden neighborhood in the mid-20th century, and which, during the last decade, has suffered intense densification with buildings ranging from 7 to 20 floors high. Land values in this area has have become the highest in Santiago, reaching US$2800 per square meter. The project originated as a real estate operation whose profitability depended on selling the maximum buildable area of open office plans, repeated vertically, commercial spaces at ground level, and underground parking spaces. Common facilities were reduced to the minimum.Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannIn order to contribute the least to the volumetric and formal disparity generated by the abrupt, badly regulated growth that characterizes the neighborhood where our building was to be inserted, we designed it as a simple and clear volume. Composed by a seventeen floor-high tower shaped as a regular parallelepiped, it touches the ground at the open corner of the plaza facing it, flanked by a lower and more opaque volume, 10 floors high, on its two opposite sides against the existing buildings in the interior of the block. This volume accommodated 9490 square meters of built surface, somewhat less than the theoretical allowance of the lot, but with an additional quality, that arises from having only two plan configurations, of 249 and 678 square meters each, whose orthogonal silhouette and dimensions allow for an optimal use of the office floors of double and triple corridor configurations, respectively.Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannThe location of the vertical core within the interior circulation zone of the larger floor-plates, which coincides with the eastward circulation areas within the smaller floor-plates in the top volume, allows the upper section of the fire staircase to remain open. On the rear side of these scissor-shaped, crossed staircases is the elevator bank, that opens directly onto the interior of the office floors. This compact solution of the central core is suitable for the sale of entire floors and allows for a reduction of the incidence of common spaces on the ratio of sellable areas within the building.Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannThe office levels are served from their perimeter by power and HVAC networks, and by terminals located within the central core, which houses the toilet facilities. In this way, suspended ceilings are avoided and greater internal headroom is provided. The post-stressed, long-span slabs have no reinforcing beams on the underside.  Enhancing usage flexibility, they rest on their perimeter, on the walls of the central core, and on just four columns in the large floor-plates and a single one in the smaller plates. Windowsills facilitate the installation of office furnishings, while fulfilling fireproofing regulations. They house the horizontal stretches of ventilation and electricity ducts.Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannThe facades of the tower show the simple overlaying of spaces, open to the maximum to natural light and distant views through continuous horizontal windows. Windowsills are inverted beams held by the least possible number of cilindrical columns. They are determined by the length of their span and the variable distribution of loads along the vertical development of the building. High-performance glazing contributes to an efficient thermal control of the building without resorting to shading elements –a topical response employed in westward facades. This focuses the interest of the architectural volume on the expression of the adopted structural solution, which is exposed as the outermost layer of the façade. We have preferred a corporeal architecture, one with shadows and thicknesses, over an architecture of shininess and surface virtualities.Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannThe underground construction, destined for parking, is of a size comparable to that which rises above ground level. The combined surface area of these four and a half underground floor plates is 7007 m2. Aside from 252 parking spaces at 27 m2 per car, they contain water tanks, storage and service areas. This yield is achieved through four and a half offset plates, each 16 meters wide, each of which accommodates a double loaded circulation street, connected via ramps. The placement of the structural columns of the building was determined by the 2.5 meter module of the parking spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannThe main problem to solve in the design was the offsetting of the office block from the underground parking areas. Both were composed and dimensioned according to their own specific laws. They had to overlap necessarily at the location of the circulation shaft. This encounter is resolved on the first two levels, which contain the main and secondary access, aside from retail spaces with street frontage. The total built surface occupied by these programs amounts to 75% of that permitted by the existing regulations.Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannThe perforated, load-bearing walls of the wrapping volume have greater structural rigidity than the facades of the tower, which are composed of a series of beams and columns. This creates a structural asymmetry that is reflected in the displacement of the centers of mass and rigididty of the floor plates. In order to prevent oscillations and bending forces on the higher floors as a consequence of this, a variable grid of columns and diagonal girders was introduced. Compensating for the variable stiffness of an asymmetric volume, the design of the facades of the tower was realized through an interactive process of structural calculation meant to equalize the loads on cylindrical columns that have the same cross section and similar resistance, so that there would be no structural redundancies. Thus the facades show the diagram of dead and live loads reflecting the unstable condition of our seismic ground. The structure is built in reinforced concrete. It was left exposed on girders and columns while walls were clad with gray granite.Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannAn office building does not require an internal connectivity that would profit from a unifying atrium; rather, it should care for the independence between the different floors, a condition that restrains the play of spatiality on these projects. Instead, this building type consists of a repetitive raising of the ground, as in a vertical subdivision. It is then the structural effort of this successive raising of floor plates, the vertical construction, which constitutes the architectural theme of this project.Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo LehmannIn designing this work we sought to take the step, without shortcuts, “from the useful, through the truthful, to the beautiful”, following Goethe’s aphorism, so that, loyal to the real circumstances from which it arises –but not to stereotypical icons- it would contribute to forging our own identity.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessLiving Landscape: The Great Fen Visiting Center Proposal / Atelier CMJNUnbuilt ProjectFilms & Architecture: “Underground”ArticlesProject locationAddress:Las Condes, Santiago, ChileLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Chile “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/342695/flashback-manantiales-building-izquierdo-lehmann-arquitectos Clipboard Manantiales Building / Izquierdo Lehmann ArquitectosSave this projectSaveManantiales Building / Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/342695/flashback-manantiales-building-izquierdo-lehmann-arquitectos Clipboard 1997 Year:  Year:  Manantiales Building / Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos 1997 ArchDaily CopyApartments•Santiago, Chile Projects Apartments Save this picture!Courtesy of Izquierdo Lehmann+ 23 Share CopyAbout this officeIzquierdo LehmannOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSantiagoRaimundo Lira ArquitectosJosé Domingo PeñafielChilePublished on March 12, 2013Cite: “Manantiales Building / Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos” [Edificio Manantiales / Izquierdo Lehmann Arquitectos, Raimundo Lira Arquitectos y José Domingo Peñafiel Arquitectos] 12 Mar 2013. 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British Lung Foundation uses TV advert for first time

first_img 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. British Lung Foundation uses TV advert for first time Tagged with: Individual giving The British Lung Foundation is to use its first television commercial to highlight the impact of lung disease on people’s lives.Narrated by sports presenter Desmond Lynam and airing in Yorkshire Yorkshire over the next few weeks, the advert is intended to raise awareness of symptoms such as breathlessness, wheeziness and a persistent cough. These could all be signs of lung problems like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – an umbrella term for conditions including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.It will be broadcast to more than two million homes in the Yorkshire Television region from 10 April and is aimed at people who may not be aware that their breathlessness is not just age or “smoker’s cough” but could be COPD and needs to be checked by their GP.The British Lung Foundation campaign is supported by Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 April 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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50 Patrons of Variety to commit to give £10k each for three years

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  84 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Harold Tillman and Dynamo supporting Variety the children’s charity Tagged with: Celebrity Events Major gift patron regular giving 50 Patrons of Variety to commit to give £10k each for three years 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 “The dedicated volunteers of Variety are masters at working a very real form of magic – conjuring crucial funds for the most worthy of recipients. But these funds don’t appear out of thin air, which is why the creation of the Patrons of Variety is such a massive deal. I can’t wait to perform on the night, and know that the backdrop of The Shard will make the perfect location to put on a show those attending will never forget.”The sum pledged by the Patrons of Variety represents a substantial proportion of the charity’s annual income. It’s 2013 annual report reveals that it raised £6.5m throughout the year. Howard Lake | 1 September 2014 | News Harold Tillman said:“The work that Variety, the Children’s Charity, performs on a daily basis is nothing short of magical, so it is entirely appropriate that Dynamo would want to be at the event to offer his support. The Patrons of Variety group has a huge role to play in the future of this prestigious charity, and we’re delighted to be able to launch in such spectacular style.”Dynamo added: Advertisement Entrepreneur and former chair of the British Fashion Council, Harold Tillman CBE, has joined Dynamo, Magician Impossible, to launch Patrons of Variety.  A core group of 50 high net worth individuals will each pledge to give £10,000 a year for three years, raising a total of £1.5 million for Variety, the Children’s Charity.The Patrons of Variety will be launched on 29 September at an event on the 72nd floor of The Shard in London. Guests will experience a Lanson champagne reception, with canapés from The London Kitchen, whilst taking in the views across London. They will then continue to Vinopolis for a three-course dinner, serenaded by soprano Laura Wright, before Dynamo arrives to conclude the entertainment.last_img read more

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13% of Britons have felt “under pressure” when asked to donate

Tagged with: app Digital mobile Ralli Research / statistics 13% of Britons have felt “under pressure” when asked to donate Research by YouGov commissioned by a company launching a new mobile giving app has revealed that just over one in ten Britons say that they have felt under pressure to donate when asked to give to a charity.The research, undertaken online over two days at the end of September 2015 for technology platform company Activistic, found that:6% of the public say that they have never donated money to charityof these 43% said that “a lack of transparency on where the money goes” put them off; and 31% said street fundraisers put them off60% said that they donate to a charity because it is “close to their hearts”Activistic will this Spring launch a free micro-donation app Ralli to the UK. Their survey suggests that 28% of British adults would be more likely to give to charity via an app if it meant a reduction in the number of contacts made by charities.In control of regular givingRalli will enable people to donate from as little as 50p up to £3 a month via their mobile phone bill. Users will be able to set how much they would like to donate to their chosen charity or charities each month.They will also be able to choose to opt-in to receive notifications and updates from their chosen charity about how and where their money has been spent. They can choose at any time to stop their donations.Individuals will be able to make their donations using Gift Aid to boost their value at no cost to themselves.Fiona Grindlay-Kuzian, head of marketing at Ralli, said: Advertisement  173 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. “There has been much focus on the traditional fundraising practices of UK charities over the past year. As our research reveals, donors have felt pressurised in to donating money and practices such as street fundraisers are potentially costing charities vital donations.“We believe Ralli will transform the way people give. It’s 100 per cent transparent for both givers and charities and neither Ralli nor the charities will contact any donor without their opt-in permission.”First charity usersCharities that have already signed up to feature on the Ralli app include Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Arc Youth Counselling, Grass Roots Suicide Prevention, Emmaus, Temwa, Spark Inside, Tearfund and The Nehemiah Project.Peter Yates, digital communications manager at Tearfund, said:“Ralli is an exciting app that offers a great deal for charities and will make it even easier for our givers to contribute to the work we’re doing. We’re looking forward to working with them and seeing how the app will help us engage with a wider audience and further extend Tearfund’s reach globally.”YouGov surveyed 2,175 adults. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).About ActivisticRalli has been developed by Activistic Ltd, whose charity arm, The Ralli Trust, will run the app. Activistic Ltd receives 15% from each donation “to run at a sustainable level”.Activistic Ltd says that it does not receive any money until a donation is made to a charity. Therefore “there are no upfront costs, administration or transaction fees or card charges for charities”. Howard Lake | 26 January 2016 | News  174 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 read more

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AFP says charities must serve as a model in tackling sexual harassment and gender equity

first_img Tagged with: ethics Law / policy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Howard Lake | 1 February 2018 | News AFP says charities must serve as a model in tackling sexual harassment and gender equity The Association of Fundraising Professionals has issued a statement confirming its commitment to tackling sexual harassment and achieving gender equity in the fundraising profession. It also confirmed that it sees a role for charities in trying to lead the way on these issues.“We can serve as a model – and given our role in society, we MUST serve as a model”, argue Ann Hale, the AFP’s Chair, and Mike Geiger, its President and CEO in their joint statement.The organisation issued its statement Regarding Sexual Harassment/Gender Equity in the Fundraising Profession in response to the revelations about the recent Presidents Club fundraising dinner in London.The AFP leaders strongly reject the notion that the event was “so extreme, so far out of the norm for the nonprofit sector” that “there are no lessons to be learned”. They argue: “nothing could be further from the truth”.They further reject any suggestion that the charitable sector, because of its assumed shared values of “justice, equality, equity and respect” is somehow immune from sexual harassment and unequal treatment and pay for all.The AFP has nearly 34,000 individual and organisational members, and is affiliated with the UK’s Institute of Fundraising (members receive the AFP newsletter).Harassment by charity staff and donorsThe professional organisation has published details of surveys on harassment of and by charity staff, and by donors, most recently in the Autumn 2017 issue of its magazine Advancing Philanthropy.The leaders stated: “While the issue of donors harassing nonprofit staff and volunteers may be unique to our sector, the power dynamics are the same—and there are countless instances of it across the sector. In addition, harassment from supervisors, board members, and even co-workers occurs in the charitable sector with regularity.”The Chair devoted her column to the topic in the Winter 2017 issue of Advancing Philanthropy.Ann Hale’s article in Advancing Philanthropy, Winter 2017AFP’s approachIn explaining AFP’s priorities in tackling these issues, its two leaders highlighted the role of its Code of Ethical Standards. This includes each fundraiser’s aspiration to “practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust,” and to “foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values and treat all people with dignity and respect.”Hale and Geiger add that their aims are: Advertisement The statement is available in Spanish and French. EquityThey recognise that “the issue of harassment is part of a larger conversation about equity in the fundraising profession and the charitable sector.”As in the UK, there are many more women in the fundraising profession than men, but not at senior leadership positions.“Women make up approximately 70 percent of the profession, yet account for only 30 percent of senior leadership positions. On average, women’s salaries lag behind their male counterparts by roughly US $12,000 – $20,000, according to AFP’s annual 2017 Compensation and Benefits Survey”.They added: “having more female senior-level executives in the profession isn’t just important to preventing sexual harassment; it’s critical to furthering the entire mission of the nonprofit sector.”Role of men in preventing harassmentThe leaders make a third point in the statement: “we must emphasize, more than ever, the role of men in preventing harassment. It’s not enough for men to shake their heads at an incident like the Presidents Club and promise not to be “that guy.” Men and women need to be working together for this cause, and men need to take the initiative to speak out against harassment. Speaking out affirms that men are standing with their female colleagues and providing their unwavering support.”AFP’s work in this area includes a partnership with The Chronicle of Philanthropy in which it will be conducting a survey about the prevalence of sexual harassment in the profession, “and then using that data to develop anti-sexual harassment education as part of our library of educational offerings”.The organisation will make this training “available to AFP members and non-members alike”.Furthermore, AFP will also be launching new initiatives later this year to address equity in the profession.Hale and Geiger’s statement concludes: “We must bring our fundraising skills, innovation, empathy, and communications to this critical issue that affects our profession, our communities and the entire world. AFP is committed to this endeavour, and we encourage all organisations in the sector to join us as we work to champion equity, fairness, and justice in our own workplaces.” We must enact a clear and decisive policy of zero tolerance for harassment. Our goal is to build a culture of respect, equality, and openness so that harassment doesn’t occur—and if it does, victims must feel secure and confident that they can approach their supervisor and/or others in the organisation and expect an appropriate response while their confidentiality is respected.We need to proclaim loudly to our organisational leaders that no donation (and no donor) is worth taking away an individual’s respect and self-worth while turning a blind eye to harassment.They say that, in addition to these policies and procedures, “we also must make clear upfront the expectations for behaviour from sector employees, board members, and yes, even donors [sic]. This must happen through education and continuous reinforcement of these critical principles.” Main image: Equal – carved letters. Photo: Scott (archxs) on Flickr.com  119 total views,  1 views today  120 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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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Developing a program to defeat austerity

first_imgDetroit activists demand end to tax foreclosures, Sept. 5, 2017.March 24 will be an important date for the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and more than 50 other organizations and individuals who have endorsed the National Conference to Defeat Austerity in Detroit. The gathering is being held at the historic St. Matthew’s-St. Joseph’s Church.This event has its origins in several developments in the city. Hundreds of thousands of residents have seen their standard of living drop precipitously amid massive layoffs in the retail and service sectors, along with the ongoing property tax foreclosure epidemic and rising rents.The corporate media narrative promotes the city as making significant progress after emerging from what was in actuality an illegal municipal bankruptcy during 2013-14, while simultaneously overlooking the plight of the majority African-American, working-class population, many of whom are mired in poverty.The NCDA concept arose after the Moratorium NOW! Coalition mobilized people for the World Conference of Mayors meeting held last Oct. 23-27 at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel. The billionaire ruling class, headed by Quicken Loans and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and the Illitch Companies, sought to use the World Conference of Mayors to spread blatant misrepresentation of the social and economic situation in Detroit.A citywide town hall meeting titled “Real Detroiters Speak Out!” was convened Oct. 27 after a week of activities, including an intervention at the World Conference of Mayors itself. At subsequent meetings in November and December, organizers decided to build a broader event that would thoroughly analyze the present crisis and develop a programmatic response to the domestic and U.S. foreign policies devastating cities and whole countries around the world.Why the people struggleThe recently enacted first phase of federal tax legislation will result in enormous cuts to social programs and environmental safeguards under the guise of providing incentives for corporations and allegedly workers and consumers.However, subsidizing financial institutions through a formal 14 percent corporate tax reduction means that the masses of working and poor people will be denied desperately needed housing, health care and food assistance while the Pentagon budget continues to grow.Relating to Detroit, Moratorium NOW! has stressed over the last three years that more than $700 million has been redirected from the federal Hardest Hit Fund, initially designed to assist homeowners negatively impacted by foreclosures and evictions, to questionable projects related to so-called “blight removal.” A significant portion of these funds has been turned over to the Detroit Land Bank Authority, described as a quasi-public entity, although it is run in the interests of the banks, corporations and real estate investors. The DLBA has been under federal investigation over allegations of bid-rigging and deliberate cost overruns.Business-friendly Mayor Mike Duggan has opposed the use of federal funds earmarked for homeowners to stabilize neighborhoods. Working on behalf of the billionaires based downtown, both Duggan and the compliant City Council have repeatedly voted in favor of the transfer of public assets such as taxes, land and infrastructure to an array of prestige projects which provide no tangible benefits to the majority of people.From Detroit to Puerto Rico Highlighting the NCDA program will be activists from Puerto Rico, the devastated island nation which has long been a colonial outpost for U.S. imperialism. Ricardo Santos Ramos, the former president of the Electrical Industry and Irrigation Workers Union (UTIER), will attend and address the conference.Like Detroit, Puerto Rico was placed into an unprecedented bankruptcy, which claimed that the people owe $72 billion to the banks. Compounding this financial crisis, hurricanes Irma and Maria caused extensive physical damage, destroying homes, electrical grids and production centers.The delay in reconnecting power, rebuilding homes and facilitating the general restoration of normalcy for the people is clearly related to the dominance of the U.S government, which has stifled the economic growth and development of Puerto Rico in order to further facilitate its exploitation of the people.Another prominent speaker will be the Rev. Edward Pinkney, a former political prisoner who was targeted, framed, prosecuted and imprisoned on two occasions since 2006 for opposing the imposition of so-called emergency management in Benton Harbor, Mich.Yvonne Jones, co-founder of the Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association, will discuss the character of austerity in the city. Tens of thousands of municipal retirees were subjected to cuts in their pensions and annuities during the bankruptcy in 2014. Guaranteed lifetime health care coverage was completely eliminated.Other invited speakers include Dior Gabrielle, organizer for the event; Dante Strobino with the Southern Workers Assembly, also bringing news of the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, United Electrical Workers Local 150; representatives of the Southern Workers Assembly; Maurice B.P. Drew of the Refund America Project, ACRES; Yexenia Vanegas, Detroit organizer for the Poor People’s Campaign; Elena Herrada of the Detroit School Board in exile; Jonathan Roberts of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan; Julia Kassem of  the U.S. Palestine Community Network in Detroit; Jesus Rodriguez Epinosa, former Counsel General in Chicago for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Jerry King of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute in Detroit; Kristy O’Connor of the Library Defense Network; S. Baxter Jones, a disabilities rights advocate and former member of the Homrich 9; and the Rev. W.J. Rideout, an organizer for the Fight for $15 Campaign and Defenders for Truth and Justice.A packed agenda There will be workshops on housing, water shutoffs, the Poor People’s Campaign, education and public transit. A national town hall panel will give voice to people across the country, while another session on the international struggle against austerity will illustrate the global aspects of the crisis.The conference will close with a community meal and cultural program in the evening. Organizers will live-stream portions of the proceedings to reach broader audiences.This event will be both educational as well as activist. Several resolutions will be introduced calling for actions around pressing issues in Detroit and nationwide. Over the next several months various struggles against poverty and racism and for labor rights and environmental justice will intensify.Conference organizers will seek support for demonstrations to demand a moratorium on 36,000 scheduled property tax foreclosures in Wayne County. The delegates will be asked to support anti-war demonstrations slated for April 14-15 in several cities.Organizers hope the NCDA will serve as a partial springboard for broader participation in Michigan and around the country for the National Poor People’s Campaign. Plans will also be discussed for unified actions on May 1, International Workers’ Day. Additional resolutions and action proposals will be accepted.To attend or support this important conference, visit its Facebook page; registration information and other resources can be found at tinyurl.com/ycx68v2s. Although conference registration is free, donations for printed materials and food will be accepted.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Chinese Noodles with Sesame Dressing

first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleBraised Pork And CabbageNext articleFree trial in the performance arts admin Facebook NewsChinese Noodles with Sesame DressingBy admin – January 20, 2011 563 – a hot and quick snackWHAT YOU NEED1 pk thin Chinese noodles1/4 cup fresh lime juice2 tbsp soy sauce1 tsp toasted sesame oil2 tsp light-brown sugar1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper3 tbsp chopped fresh corrianderCoarse salt and freshly ground pepperSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT TO DOIn a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain; rinse under cold water until completely cool. Set aside.In a large bowl, combine lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, red pepper, and corriander. Add noodles; toss to combine. Season with salt and ground pepper, and serve. Twittercenter_img Email Print Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

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Two men shot in Derry as mothers protest against RAAD

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Two men shot in Derry as mothers protest against RAAD Two men have been shot a number of times in the Bogside area of Derry.The attack happened at around 11 o’clock last night.The men are being treated in hospital – their injuries are not life-threatening.If the patern of recent times is followed, last night’s shootings are most likely the work of vigilante group RAAD.The group has issued threats against four men in Derry and also claimed responsibility for the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana last month.The shooting last night came as a protest was held by a group of mothers in Derry.It was called after claims that a number of women were visited at there homes this week by representatives of RAAD and told that their sons would be shot and maimed in punishment attacks.The women claimed that if they did not agree with their sons being shot, then the men would be executed.Andrew Allen’s mother was amongst those who gathered for the protest at Creggan last night. Facebook By News Highland – March 8, 2012 Facebook Newsx Adverts Twitter Google+ Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleInternational Womens’ Day: New figures show extent of domestic violanceNext articleLetterkenny Mayor seeks legal advice following MPs allegations News Highland Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApplast_img read more

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