Pru chief to defer £1.6m 2010 bonus

first_imgThursday 31 March 2011 8:16 pm whatsapp PRUDENTIAL chief executive Tidjane Thiam has been awarded a pay and benefits package worth £4.86m for his leadership of the insurance giant in 2010.The sum includes a £900,000 salary and a £1.57m bonus, equivalent to 97 per cent of his maximum possible bonus of £1.62m, with 50 per cent in shares deferred for three years.Thiam has been awarded a further £2.1m from his 2008 long-term incentive plan, which rewards delivery of sustainable shareholder returns, according to the Prudential’s remuneration report.But in a sign the Pru is wary of a backlash should Thiam receive a large bonus so soon after the expensive failed takeover of Asian insurer AIA, he is to defer the entire bonus for the full three years.Thiam was not the best paid director, however. The report shows that Michael McClintock, who is head of Pru subsidiary M&G, received £8.4m. The disclosure was made because of Hong Kong listing rules. Pru chief to defer £1.6m 2010 bonus Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Youth in Pakistan and Kenya lead by example on care…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Environment & Climate Change Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By Rachel FarmerPosted Oct 31, 2019 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth in Pakistan and Kenya lead by example on care for the environment Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In the Anglican Church of Kenya, young people worked with the Green Anglicans Movement to clean up trash in the spirit of inspiring care for creation. Photo: Anglican Church of Kenya via ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] Young people in Pakistan and Kenya are leading the way on care of the environment by taking practical steps to look after their communities and inspire green action.Youth leaders from Pakistan gave a practical example on environmental responsibility when they joined in a rubbish clean-up at the end of their interfaith camp.Some 55 participants from Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Shia, Ahmadi, Baha’i, Ismaili and Christian communities came together for a camp focused on interfaith issues organized by the events coordinator from the Diocese of Peshawar in the Church of Pakistan.Read the full article here. Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

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Presiding Bishop joins other NCC leaders in call for President…

first_img Rector Washington, DC Posted Jan 8, 2021 Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Collierville, TN Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry added his name Jan. 8 to an open letter addressed to Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress and the U.S. Cabinet, calling for the removal of President Donald Trump from office. The full letter, distributed by the National Council of Churches, follows.January 8, 2021Our faith instructs us to take seriously positions of leadership, not to lead others astray and to be careful about what we say and do. In Philippians 2:3-4 we are taught to, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”President Donald J. Trump’s actions and words have endangered the security of the country and its institutions of government by inciting a violent, deadly, seditious mob attack at the U.S. Capitol. His words and actions have placed the lives of the people he is supposed to serve in grave danger to advance his own interests. Further, he not only failed to stop or condemn the attack after the Capitol had been stormed but instead encouraged the mob by calling them patriots. This domestic terrorist attack resulted in at least five deaths, including a Capitol Police Officer, and more than a dozen police officers injured. The desecration of the Capitol building was also disgraceful and reprehensible.For the good of the nation, so that we might end the current horror and prepare the way for binding up the nation’s wounds, we, as leaders of the member communions of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), believe the time has come for the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, to resign his position immediately. If he is unwilling to resign, we urge you to exercise the options provided by our democratic system.In addition, we recognize the need to hold responsible not only those who invaded the Capitol, but also those who supported and/or promoted the President’s false claims about the election, or made their own false accusations.We grieve for our country at this difficult time and continue to pray for the safety and security, and ultimately the healing of our nation. Holding those who have abused their power and participated in these immoral and tragic actions, in particular the President of the United States, is one step toward healing.Signed,Jim Winkler, General Secretary and PresidentNational Council of ChurchesRev. Dr. John C. DorhauerGeneral Minister and President, United Church of ChristChair, National Council of Churches Governing BoardBishop W. Darin MoorePresiding Bishop, AME Zion ChurchImmediate Past Chair, National Council of ChurchesBishop Teresa Jefferson-SnortonChristian Methodist Episcopal ChurchVice Chair, National Council of ChurchesRev. Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister and PresidentChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Rev. Dr. Néstor Gómez,The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Rev. Paula Clayton Dempsey, Director of Partnership RelationsAlliance of BaptistsBishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding BishopEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMost Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding BishopThe Episcopal ChurchSenior Bishop Lawrence ReddickChristian Methodist Episcopal ChurchBishop Sally Dyck, Ecumenical Officer of the Council of BishopsThe United Methodist ChurchRev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst, Ecumenical Staff OfficerThe United Methodist ChurchRev. Eddy Alemán, General SecretaryReformed Church in AmericaRev. Jane Siebert, PresidentSwedenborgian Church of North AmericaHis Eminence Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Ecumenical Director and Diocesan LegateThe Armenian Church, Eastern Diocese of AmericaDr. Kimberly BrookAfrican Methodist Episcopal ChurchRev. Richard TafelSwedenborgian ChurchCarole Collins, Director of OperationAlliance of BaptistsReverend Brenda Girton-MitchellProgressive National Baptist ConventionRev. Dr. W. Franklyn RichardsonChair, Conference of National Black ChurchesStephen M. Veazey, President (Head of Communion)Community of ChristHis Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California and Secretary of the Holy SynodAssyrian Church of the EastBishop Francis Krebs, Presiding BishopEcumenical Catholic CommunionRev. Dr. James Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)Presbyterian Church (USA) Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Presiding Bishop joins other NCC leaders in call for President Donald Trump’s removal from office AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Public Records: What’s Confidential and What’s Not

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Clerk’s Office Hosts Public Records ForumFlorida law allows broad access to most, but not all, public records.  Which public records can the government legitimately keep confidential?Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell will reveal the answer at her next Legal Matters Forum – Public Records: What’s Confidential and What’s Not, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Orange County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room.This forum will take an in-depth look at court records, as well as other public records maintained by the Clerk’s Office. The forum will help educate the public on what information is confidential and what information is not. There will also be a demonstration on how to search court records online using the my eClerk website, and how to request certified copies of records like marriage licenses and final judgments.Legal Matters was created as a service for the public to make legal information more easily accessible. “These forums are one of the best ways to give our citizens more access to justice and access to the information they have the right to know,” said Clerk Russell.All forums are free to attend. This forum is the fourth in a series of legal education seminars Clerk Russell has conducted since the fall of 2015. Other forums have focused on housing law, foreclosure and probate topics.For more information, and to register for the next Legal Matters forum on public records, go to www.myorangeclerk.com. Please enter your comment! TAGSOrange County Clerk of the CourtPublic Records Previous articleSolar Bears take to the road this weekNext articleThe woman who inspired Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos

first_img Area:  83 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 Year:  Photographs The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja ArquitectosSave this projectSaveThe Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos Houses Projects Collaborator:Luís MarquezCity:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The apartment was visibly disfigured and degraded. The parlors looked over the road; the kitchen and the bedroom stood above an enclosed balcony, which led to an abandoned courtyard where the loquat endured. The project contemplates the conversion of the parlors into bedrooms making way for the living room. Save this picture!Floor PlanAt the heart of the apartment, the wooden corridor emerged between the stone-coated damp zones. The sliding panel, standing between it and the common areas, has two openings, which allows illumination of the corridor and brings the loquat into context. Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe abandoned courtyard, in turn, gains a leading role as an indispensable complement to the living area and the kitchen. Then arises a bench, turned westward, and a tank with running water; lengthy marble elements which strive to invigorate the outside and emblazon the kitchen and the living room, as well as the loquat. Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe project consists in restoring the nobility of original aspects and, at once, integrating storage spaces and new coatings which are capable to respond to the current demands. The intervention strives to set a moment of continuity and rejuvenation in the history of the apartment.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessHospitals and Health Centers: 50 Floor Plan ExamplesArticlesOpificio Golinelli / diverserighestudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899724/the-loquat-tree-house-machado-igreja-arquitectos Clipboard Lead Architect: ArchDaily Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 30Curated by Pedro Vada Share CopyAbout this officeMachado Igreja / ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLisbonPortugalPublished on August 17, 2018Cite: “The Loquat Tree House / Machado Igreja Arquitectos” [Casa da Nespereira / Machado Igreja / Arquitectos] 17 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 “COPY” Photographs:  João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Machado Igreja Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Portugal CopyHouses•Lisbon, Portugal “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899724/the-loquat-tree-house-machado-igreja-arquitectos Clipboard Manufacturers: CLIMAR, Osvaldo Matos, Smeg, Tupai, Water Evolution Tiago Machado Igrejalast_img read more

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Wildlife Trusts’ joint income passes £100 million

first_imgWildlife Trusts’ joint income passes £100 million 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Wildlife Trusts have achieved a record combined income, reaching over £100 million for the first time. The Wildlife Trusts is a partnership of 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the UK, plus the Isle of Man and Alderney. Tagged with: Research / statisticscenter_img Howard Lake | 28 November 2005 | News  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

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Narco guerras en Méjico: Hechas en USA

first_imgUna pobreza devastadora se impuso a la población rural de Méjico en 1994 con el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte propulsado por Washington. Sus disposiciones destruyeron la economía rural y terminaron los medios de subsistencia de muchas/os agricultores al comenzar la invasión de corporaciones y mercancías estadounidenses. Esto fomentó el auge de los carteles de la droga. Otro factor en su ascenso ha sido la fuerte demanda por drogas y las ganancias del narcotráfico procedentes del lado estadounidense de la frontera.La intervención forzada de los traficantes de armas de Estados Unidos y las fuerzas represivas mejicanas sólo ha intensificado este conflicto que ahora se ha extendido por todo el país. Los EUA han invadido Méjico y violado la soberanía del país y la seguridad durante años.Las leyes de control de armas son mucho más rigurosas en Méjico que en los EUA. Los rifles de gran calibre o pistolas de alta potencia, consideradas como armas de guerra, no pueden ser  propiedad legal de ciudadanos civiles.EUA proporciona armas para ‘guerra contra el narco’Sin embargo, en los cuatro estados estadounidenses limítrofes con el norte de Méjico – California, Arizona, Nuevo Méjico y Texas – hay 8.500 comerciantes de armas con licencia. Agentes o “compradores fantasmas” de las bandas de narcotraficantes compran allí armas como AR-15 y AK-47, a menudo en grandes cantidades, y las llevan a Méjico para transferirlas a los capos de la droga.Las armas comenzaron a ser llevadas a Méjico en cantidades masivas cuando se intensificaron las guerras del narco en el 2005, continuando luego. Pero las decenas de miles de tropas militares estadounidenses en el lado EUA de la frontera nunca han tratado de detener el tráfico de armas. Están estacionadas a lo largo de la frontera con el único propósito inhumano de detener a inmigrantes para que no entren a EUA.Las autoridades mejicanas han dicho que se apoderaron de 20.000 armas procedentes de bandas del narco en el 2008, la mayoría traídas de EUA. Funcionarios de la Oficina de Alcohol, Tabaco, Armas de Fuego y Explosivos [ATF por las siglas en inglés] estimaron en 2009 que el 90 por ciento de las armas recuperadas en la violencia del narco provenían de los EUA.Entre 2006 y 2011, la ATF operó el Proyecto Traficante de Armas y la rama del ATF de Arizona la Operación Rápido y Furioso (OFF). Estas operaciones aparentemente eran para detener el flujo de armas a Méjico. Trazaban la ruta de las armas desde los concesionarios en EUA hasta los traficantes en Méjico. Agentes de la ATF secundaban a los compradores fantasmas y vigilaban y establecían relaciones con los jefes de los cárteles de la droga, especialmente los de Sinaloa.Pero estos programas no intentaron activamente detener los envíos de armas desde EUA a Méjico, cuyos agentes de la ley ni siquiera eran notificados sobre las operaciones de la ATF. Mientras estas operaciones se llevaban a cabo, las guerras del narco se tornaron  sustancialmente violentas en la ciudad fronteriza de Tijuana y a todo a lo largo del lado mexicano de la frontera con Texas.En Ciudad Juárez, al otro lado de la frontera de El Paso, 10.000 muertes por la guerra contra las drogas se registraron entre 2009 y 2012. Ahora, una vez más la violencia se ha desplazado hacia el sur hasta el centro de Méjico.Sin embargo, la derecha estadounidense, con el Rep. Darrell Issa a la cabeza, ha utilizado el tema de tráfico de armas de EUA y OFF para atacar al fiscal general Eric Holder. La derecha tiene una vendetta contra Holder; una de las razones es que un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza fue supuestamente asesinado con un arma suministrada por OFF en 2010.El ATF y OFF supuestamente están bajo la jurisdicción del Departamento de Justicia de EUA. Sin embargo, organismos de represión como la ATF son a menudo poderes en sí mismos, aunque son parte del estado capitalista represivo.Aviones estadounidenses y drones sobrevuelan MéjicoWashington ha estado involucrado con Méjico en una “nueva iniciativa de seguridad” para combatir el tráfico de droga llamada la Iniciativa Mérida/Plan Méjico, a un costo de $3 mil millones. Ahora aviones pilotados y drones estadounidenses vuelan sobre Méjico, no sólo a lo largo de la frontera. Y Washington entrena a miles de soldados y agentes de seguridad mejicanos.De acuerdo con oficiales de inteligencia de EUA, Washington colabora con agentes escogidos de seguridad mejicana. Todo esto no es muy conocido porque la Constitución mejicana prohíbe operar en Méjico a agentes militares y policiales extranjeros. Los funcionarios quieren evitar que esto salga a la luz pública. No sorprende que ninguna de estas relaciones haya detenido o disminuido la guerra del narco.En realidad, EUA contribuye a la guerra del narco en Méjico. El ejército y las fuerzas de inteligencia estadounidenses dentro de ese país trabajan con e influencian la policía de Méjico e interactúan con las bandas de narcotraficantes.El gobierno de EUA no está  ayudando a combatir la violencia relacionada con las drogas en Méjico. Por el contrario. El imperialismo estadounidense sólo está fomentando el sufrimiento causado por la guerra del narco y no tiene ningún interés en detenerlo – no importa cuán brutal sea para las/os trabajadores y las/os pobres de Méjico.Washington mantendrá las fuerzas represivas en Méjico para asegurarse que las ganancias corporativas estadounidenses sigan fluyendo del trabajo de la clase obrera mejicana, pero no para mejorar o proteger sus vidas. Al imperialismo estadounidense no le importa las vidas de las masas mejicanas.Sus vidas sí importan, sin embargo, a las/os trabajadores y los pueblos oprimidos del mundo que están de pie junto a ellas/os contra el Coloso del Norte.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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On the picket line

first_imgFast food workers protest at NY City Hall, strikeMajority Black and Latinx retail and fast food workers rallied outside New York City Hall on March 3 to demand passage of legislation to end unpredictable on-call scheduling. Showing solidarity were members of Service Employees Local 32BJ, Communication ­Workers, the National Action Network and the New York Immigration Coalition, among others.According to Department Store Union (RWDSU) President Stuart Appelbaum, “On-call scheduling is a pervasive and exploitive employment practice where workers do not find out until just before a scheduled shift if they will be required to work or not.” As Domino’s delivery worker José Sánchez explained, “You can have a schedule, but then they can change the hours without really notifying us.” ­Chipotle restaurant worker Harmonie Higgins, who is pregnant, added, “I find it hard to find time to go to doctor’s appointments and find time to rest.” (rwdsu.info, March 3)Workers at a Washington Heights Domino’s restaurant, led by Sánchez, walked off the job the same day and held a picket line demanding fair scheduling. “We have a life,” Sánchez said at the protest. “The heads of these billion-dollar companies are home with their families, and we’re out making money for them. They should have a little more respect for us.” (manhattantimesnews, March 8)Boston public school teachers protest as talks lagAfter 15 months of failed contract negotiations, Boston public school teachers are turning up the heat on the Boston Public School District. On March 10, teachers, who are 76 percent women and are represented by the Boston Teachers Union, protested outside schools across the city to demand a fair contract.The teachers have been working without a contract since August. “We’re fighting for working conditions that support our most vulnerable students, reducing class sizes in schools with the highest needs and providing paid family leave for all our teachers.” noted btu.org.The BPSD has dug in and refused to provide support for students with special needs or to guarantee equal pay for workers at autonomous schools. The district even went so far as to demand that workers get a second medical opinion before going on family leave! (dailycaller.com, March 15)The union is encouraging members and supporters to protest outside a BPSD budget meeting on March 22. “We’ll be there to let the committee and others know that we are determined to obtain a fair contract settlement,” said BTU President Richard Stutman.Support the Coal Miners Protection Act!If Congress fails to pass the Coal Miners Protection Act by April 30, about 12,500 retired union miners and widows of retirees will lose their pension and health care benefits. The miners, who spent their lives working in terrible conditions and sacrificed their health in the process, took lower wages to secure a healthy retirement. Congress has been debating since 2015 whether or not to pay them now that the companies they worked for have gone bankrupt. And you better believe the bosses don’t have to worry about their own survival and health care in their old age!The plan does not require taxpayer dollars, but would transfer money from the Abandoned Mine Land fund to the 1974 Mine ­Workers’ pension plan to prevent insolvency.Tell Congress to stop playing games with the health of retirees and pass the Miners Protection Act! Sign the petition at ­supportmineworkers.org.Unions help Blacks, Latinxs advance in NYC construction industryA detailed study by the Economic Policy Institute, titled “Diversity in the New York City Union and Nonunion Construction Sectors,” showed that Black and Latinx workers advanced in the NYC construction industry between 2006 and 2015 thanks to unions. Not only did the number of Black and Latinx workers accepted for apprenticeships grow compared to 20 years ago, but they were paid more thanks to union representation. Now they make up 55.1 percent of NYC union construction workers.These changes must be measured in relation to the long history of racial and gender discrimination in the building trades nationally and in particular in New York City, where change was resisted for many decades. Only after a bitter fight led by various civil rights organizations and a few governmental agencies to extend union representation to all workers, white and of color, men and women, are unions today helping to close racial and ethnic wage gaps. The study concluded that “a significant transformation now seems to be happening.” (epi.org, March 2)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The Andersons Ethanol Group Doing Well

first_imgHome Energy The Andersons Ethanol Group Doing Well Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articlePurdue Ag Center to Host Field Day Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Aug 12, 2015 The Andersons Inc. reported solid results for the second quarter with net income of $31.1 million, or $1.09 per diluted shared. That compares with Q2 revenues last year of $1.2 billion. Last year’s Q2 net income was $44.3 million, or $1.56 per diluted share.Net income before taxes for the ethanol group was $9.7 million for Q2. That compares with $33.4 million in the same period last year for ethanol. “Ethanol went down,” CEO Mike Anderson noted in the investor call, “not because ethanol is bad, but because last year was so good.”“The ethanol group executed well operationally and achieved record second quarter ethanol production volumes,” the company said in its earnings release. “Strong results from the sale of coproducts were also seen.” The company expects ethanol demand to remain strong as lower gasoline prices continue to support gasoline demand. Routine fall maintenance shutdowns should help keep ethanol supply in balance, and export demand should support margins into the fall when domestic gasoline demand falls off.Margins improved in Q2 from near breakeven levels in the first quarter, investors were told during the call, rising to more robust levels in May before falling off through June as corn prices temporarily surged. “Margins are a bit weaker today but as we look to the second half we see signs for optimism in relatively low corn costs, continued good export and domestic demand and supply levels that should begin to soften as the industry goes through normal maintenance downtime in late August and September.” The Andersons Ethanol Group Doing Well Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Mohammed Ibrahim Issa arrested

first_img March 5, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mohammed Ibrahim Issa arrested The human rights lawyer Mohammed Ibrahim Issa was arrested when the security services searched his home in the Damascus suburb of Duma, confiscating his computer and other personal items. The reason for his arrest was not known.Reporters Without Borders also learned that an Internet user was arrested after posting a video on YouTube of a demonstration on 17 February in the Damascus neighbourhood of Harika in which a young man was beaten by police. It showed hundreds of people shouting anti-police slogans and interior minister Said Sammour addressing the crowd. Help by sharing this information RSF_en center_img News Organisation last_img read more

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