Twin River hails Q3 performance ahead of Bally’s rebrand

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This meant that the inclusion of revenue from Casino KC and Casino Vicksburg from Eldorado Resorts, after those deals were completed on July 1, only partially offset the declines across the core business.  Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Q3 results 2020 29th October 2020 | By Robin Harrison Read the full story on iGB North America. “We are pleased that in the midst of this unprecedented operating environment, we continue to achieve positive financial results,” Twin River chief executive George Papanier commented. “Our significant margin expansion and early returns from our acquired properties in Kansas City and Vicksburg drove an increase in adjusted EBITDA year-over-year, even amid continued limited capacity.  The additional properties, and lack of other amenities in its casinos, did see gaming revenue grow year-on-year, rising 9.6% to $96.6m. However racing revenue, from Dover Downs, almost halved, falling 48.3% to $1.7m.  While gaming costs were up for the quarter, to $26.0m, outgoings related to racing, hotels, food and beverages, and retail and entertainment all fell. Marketing expenses also dropped to $44.0m, leading to an increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA), which rose 6.8% to $38.0m.  Twin River Worldwide Holdings said limiting its third quarter revenue decline to 9.8% year-on-year represented a positive result in the last set of results to be published before the business is rebranded as Bally’s Corporation next month. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Casino & games “These results are a testament not only to our dedicated management team and valued employees, but also to our proven business model,” he added. “I am very proud of how hard the teams at the property level are working to keep our customers and team members safe during this challenging environment.” Revenue for the three months to 30 September declined to $116.6m, in a period where the operator was affected by state measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), including capacity limits, restrictions on gaming positions and other amenities.  Capacity limits contributed to revenue from its hotels falling 38.2% to $6.9m, while food and beverage’s contribution was cut 61.8% to $6.9m. Other revenue came to $4.6m for the period. Regions: US Tags: Twin River Worldwide Holdings Bally’s Corporation Twin River hails Q3 performance ahead of Bally’s rebrand Email Addresslast_img read more

Tata Open offers world class tennis at affordable rates

first_img Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion By Kunal Dhyani – December 19, 2017 Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’IPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Shahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiThe tennis lovers can get access to the Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium, Pune, to catch up the live action for a mere INR 150.Tickets will be available at the Balewadi Sports Complex and on, the tournament’s official ticketing partners.“Tata Open Maharashtra is the biggest tennis event in South Asia and participation of fans is a must. Keeping that in mind, we have priced the tickets at as low as INR 150 to encourage more footfalls at the venue. It will also give a fantastic opportunity to aspiring tennis players to witness some of their favourite stars. For anyone who wants to witness some great sporting action, it should be an affordable and good alternative to other entertainment propositions in the city. I hope to see fans turning up in the stadium to cheer the top Indian and foreign players,” said Sanjay Khandhare, Treasurer, organizing committee.The INR 150 ticket will give spectators access to seats in A and E stands, G stand is priced at INR 245. The premier F stand will cost INR 500. Season tickets will attract a 30% discount on the price for each category.The tournament, started in 1996, was held in Chennai for the past 21 years. This year, the tournament has been shifted to Pune, Maharashtra. World no. 6 Marin Cilic, US Open finalist Kevin Anderson, and Croatian Ivo Karlovic are among the top names to feature in this year’s competition.Tata Open Maharashtra is an ATP World Tour 250 series event hosted by Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association in association with Govt of Maharashtra, Department of Sports and Youth Services, Govt. of Maharashtra and promoted by IMG-Reliance.The tournament will be played at Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium, Pune from January 1st to 6th 2018. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Sport News Previous articleSkipper quits as ESPN President; Bodenheimer takes interim chargeNext articleIOC and international partners establish anti-corruption taskforces in sports Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. TAGSATPATP World Tour 250 seriesKyazoongaTata Open MaharashtraTata Open Tickets SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Rain stops play; South Africa in huge trouble, SA 66/6 (24.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Football Cricket Tata Open offers world class tennis at affordable rates WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Latest Sports News ATP Tour Tata Open Maharashtra is offering world-class tennis action at most affordable prices.Tata Open Maharashtra organisers on Tuesday announced the prices for tickets for the inaugural edition of the ATP 250 World Tour event to be held from December 30, 2017 to January 6, 2018. Cricket Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportTennis Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sport News Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, Indialast_img read more

Lexington diocese announces slate of five nominees for next bishop

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Diocese of Lexington] The standing, nominating, and transition committees of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington on May 21 announced a slate of five candidates for seventh bishop of the diocese:The Rev. Ronald Abrams, rector, St. James Parish, Wilmington, North Carolina (Diocese of East Carolina);The Very Rev. Douglas Hahn, rector, St. Thomas, Columbus, Georgia, and Diocesan Convocation Dean (Diocese of Atlanta);The Rt. Rev. Santosh Marray, bishop assisting, Diocese of East Carolina;The Rev. LaRae Rutenbar, interim rector, St. Peter’s, Rome, Georgia (resident Diocese of Western Michigan); andThe Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton, rector, St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods, Freeland, Washington (Diocese of Olympia).All candidates will be in the Diocese of Lexington for public gatherings, known as “walkabouts,” from July 31-Aug. 4, 2012.The election of the seventh bishop of Lexington is scheduled for Aug. 18 at Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington.Pending the required consents from a majority of diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction in the Episcopal Church, the consecration or investiture of the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Lexington will be held Dec. 15, 2012 at Christ Church Cathedral.Information about the candidates is available at A website with information about the search process and transition is at sixth bishop of Lexington, the Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, announced in May 2011 that he would be resigning his position as bishop of Lexington to become chief operating officer of the Episcopal Church beginning in September 2011. 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Two great organizations fighting back against domestic violence

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 3 COMMENTS Domestic Violence The VOICE of InspirationBy Don LindseyWith all the different issues we struggle with as a society these days, it can be difficult to know where to provide help or support when the urge to help your community arises.  Conversely, it can be just as hard, if not more so, to find help when you’re facing hardship.  Today’s column will hopefully provide information to those looking to help, or seeking help in situations involving domestic violence.According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 20 people each minute are abused by a spouse or intimate partner.  That adds up to 10 million women and men per year.  As most of us are aware, domestic violence can involve physical or mental abuse, rape, stalking, weapons violence and a host of other acts.  While 20,000 calls are made to domestic violence hotlines in a typical day, there are many more who suffer silently out of fear or manipulation by their partner.Thankfully, in our community, we have some stellar organizations who provide services to those who have been abused.  Today, I will be highlighting two of these groups, Harbor House in Orlando and Elizabeth House in Oviedo.Harbor House is an organization that works to prevent domestic violence and helps those who have been in an abusive situation.  Their preventive approach is based on educating everyone possible about the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship and works with communities to establish a non-tolerating mindset regarding domestic violence. In their efforts to build healthy communities, they target five specific groups which are first responders, businesses, faith-based organizations, youth, and the general community.Like most other groups that look to provide positivity to our community, Harbor House uses the donations they receive to provide their services for the folks that they work with.  Items such as baby needs, personal care items, and pet necessities can be donated by scheduling a drop off through their website and monetary donations can be made through that site as well.  Events play a key part towards gaining donations and educating the community.  For instance, their Red Door Luncheon was in October and their Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event is scheduled for February 8, 2018.  You can find out more about this wonderful organization at; second group is Elizabeth House.  As a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, they rely entirely on the donations and support they receive from the community.  By providing services such as transitional living, legal services, spiritual enrichment classes and educational programs, this group strives to help the victims of domestic violence.Their website at contains a lot of useful information about domestic violence.  While, like most of us, I know of people who have been abused, I did not know a lot of the things that I read on their website.  If you have concern for someone you fear is being abused but may not be sure of all the signs, then visit the website and click on the “Domestic Violence” tab.  As I mentioned above, this group relies on donations.  If you would like to donate money or other items, click the “Donations” tab on the website.The more that I dive into researching area organizations for these columns, the more confidence, and pride I feel for our community.  These two groups along with others like it work hard every day to prevent, help, comfort and love people that have been in these horrible situations.  No woman, child, man or animal should ever have to suffer in my opinion. Just knowing that these organizations are helping those that have been abused to fight back and reclaim their lives, to me, is an example of the good that humans are capable of.If you are in an abusive relationship or know of someone that is, you may call the Harbor House 24-hour confidential crisis line at (407)-886-2856.  Until next week, God bless and be safe. Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor.  Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. Reply November 19, 2017 at 7:51 pm November 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm Don, glad you are writing about this subject, and the organizations who offer help to these victims. I have been reading some info on the internet from experts, that the one factor in domestic violence cases that stands out more so than any other factor, as to who will go on to possibly murder someone, is if strangulation has been committed in the violent acts, or choking a victim with their hands around their necks. It has been studied, and no other violent act such as hitting, punching, kicking, stabbing, or any other, is as important factor, as is strangulation by hands around a neck, that is a future marker for a possible future homicide, or in other words, a person to watch out for, as they are extremely dangerous. This was a factor in the guy who shot up the church in Texas, in the mass killing, as he had strangled his wife twice before, it was said, and also in the case of the Pulse killer, as he had strangled people before, his serial killing terrorist act on the nightclub victims. November 19, 2017 at 7:46 pmcenter_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia Mama Mia I hope you are doing well Don. I am praying for you. I have been trying to think of some inspirations to pass on to you to write about. I am still thinking about some subjects, and will let you know if something comes to mind. Take care Don. Keep up the good work you are doing! Reply Don, I hope you and your family have a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleMillions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the newsNext articleAn opportunity missed in the Alaskan snow Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

RCB Loft / Ápiron

first_imgArchDaily CopyLoft, House Interiors•Merida, Mexico RCB Loft / ÁpironSave this projectSaveRCB Loft / Ápiron 2019 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cemex, American Estándar, Hunter Fan, Interceramic, Rochstone, Sukabumi, Teka, Trimble CopyAbout this officeÁpironOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsMeridaOn FacebookMexicoPublished on November 30, 2020Cite: “RCB Loft / Ápiron” [Loft RCB / Ápiron] 29 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Manolo R. Solís+ 34Curated by Clara Ott Share Mexico Architects: Ápiron Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Manolo R. Solís Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Arq. Rosaria War Pérez, Ligia Esther Molina López, Daniel Fabián MéndezEngineering:Acro Construcciones Landscape:ÁpironInteriorism:Nativo Muebles City:MeridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manolo R. SolísRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The Loft RCB, arises from the need of a young client who was looking for a new space to live. The land was the first starting point for the design of the house, a rectangular land measuring 11.00 by 20.00 meters with a front facing north. With limited space to work, it is proposed to create a first courtyard, to which the spaces on the ground floor and the second floor would be articulated, so that all the elements of our architectural program can enjoy this small green space, providing them with cross ventilation and natural light, with the help of a second backyard.Save this picture!© Manolo R. SolísSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Manolo R. SolísSave this picture!© Manolo R. SolísThe house was conceived with the concept of a loft, where the spaces were connected without dividing walls on the ground floor, generating the feeling of a larger and more open environment. This concept of spatiality was reinforced with a double height in the living room-dining room-bar, which opens in its entirety through gates to the backyard, achieving an indoor-outdoor atmosphere. The double height can also be enjoyed from other spaces in the home’s program, such as the TV room or when climbing the stairs. To continue with this design guideline, the sensation of longer spaces was generated with linear elements such as the staircase and the pool, which provide the environment with continuity and longitudinality.Save this picture!© Manolo R. SolísSave this picture!© Manolo R. SolísOne of the client’s requirements was that the house have a strong appearance, which is why a range of cold colors and materials were chosen, among which polished concrete in walls and tiles stands out, and the black of steel in beams and railings. These materials were combined with the warm tones of the wood to give a little softness to the spaces. The main bedroom stands out as a flown element of polished gray concrete that stands out from the main facade, which is opened through an aluminum paneling with a wood finish to the north, to take advantage of the benefits of its orientation.Save this picture!© Manolo R. SolísProject gallerySee allShow lessYTL Headquarters / Ministry of DesignSelected ProjectsDD16 / BIO-architectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Merida, Yuc., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Lead Architect: Loft Arq. 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The Paddington Trail raises over £930k for NSPCC

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 The Paddington Trail raises over £930k for NSPCC Howard Lake | 26 January 2015 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The colourful Paddington statues that appeared across central London last November have been auctioned and raised over £930,000 the NSPCC’s ChildLine service.The Paddington Trail was launched on 4 November 2014 and featured statues designed by celebrities and artists including Kate Moss, Jonathan Ross, Marc Quinn, Take That, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Sheen and Emma Watson, and, appropriately enough, Bear Grylls. Sponsored by Barclaycard, the public art installation was designed to promote the new film ‘Paddington’.Christie’s auctionHugh Bonneville’s marmalade design for Paddington Bear. Photo: Jon Furniss.The first 15 Paddingtons were auctioned in December at Christie’s at an event hosted by Paddington producer David Heyman and his wife Rose, both of whom are longstanding supporters of the NSPCC.The auction included a Paddington-inspired piece by Tracey Emin and raised over £500,000 for the NSPCC.International fans of Paddington were given a chance to bid for their own statue in an online auction by Christie’s. Liam Gallagher’s ‘Parka Paddington’ and Chelsea FC’s ‘The Special One’ were each sold for £13,000. Boris John’s ‘Bear of London’ raised the most, selling for £32,000 to a bidder in East Asia.The residents of the town of Fleet in Hampshire now have their own Paddington statue, as a result of a successful community crowdfunding campaign to buy Ant & Dec’s ‘Bear Humbug’.The online auction raised £320,500.Proceeds from the sale of one bear, Paddington Jack by Davina McCall, were donated to Action Medical Research for whom Paddington has been the official mascot for over 35 years.Other income for the campaign has come from a range of activities including the sale of miniatures at Selfridges, text donations and other private donations.Author Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear statueCoverage of The Paddington TrailNSPCC says that mentions of #PaddingtonTrail on Twitter reached over 37.5 million Twitter accounts, which is more than the population of Peru, Paddington’s homeland.The Trail’s microsite registered 2.2 million views, and the map of the Paddington Trail was downloaded over 90,000 times.NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless said: Advertisementcenter_img “Thanks to Paddington fans around the world, The Paddington Trail has raised over £930,000 – a fantastic result. This will help run our ChildLine services enabling our trained volunteers to answer hundreds of thousands of contacts from children… Through ChildLine, we are giving children someone to turn to in the same way as Mr and Mrs Brown were there for Paddington.”Main photo: Paddington Bear statues at launch. By Jon Furniss.  102 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: auction Celebritylast_img read more

Ecuadorians review lessons of mass uprising

first_imgNov. 2 — The 12-day national strike in Ecuador forced the Lenín Moreno government to retreat on the one issue of Decree #883, which raised fuel prices and was a direct attack on the Indigenous community, more than doubling the fuel costs of farming. Despite Moreno’s retreat [on Oct 13], this was far from a clean victory despite the strength of the mass movement. Zoila Ramírez, left, and Juan José Simbaña.The broad movement that carried out the strike, the Paro Nacional, has no unified leadership at this time, and the government is carrying out severe repression, especially now against the Correistas — that is, the people who worked with the Citizens’ Revolution party led by former President Rafael Correa.President Moreno vilified the uprising as an insurgency infiltrated by “violent sectors, criminals and the Correista destabilizers of democracy,” who were allegedly “part of a well-planned left-wing strategy directed from Venezuela and Cuba.” His rhetoric rationalized the persecution of Correistas, bringing legal charges against social leaders and the ‘criminalization of protest.’ ”Rightist Guayaquil Mayor Cynthia Viteri, ex-mayor Jaime Nebot Saadi and the Ecuadorian oligarchy in general incited citizens to form fascistic vigilante squads. Although most Ecuadorians condemn anti-Indigenous racism, these home-grown terrorists tried to prevent the “Indios” they despise from invading the large farms they own, “their” city or its gated enclaves. The prolonged strike in Ecuador and its outcome left all participants in the country and Marxist sympathizers around Latin America analyzing what happened, why, and if it would be possible to form the necessary united front to win. Continent-wide explosionEcuadorian historian Juan Paz-y-Miño’s Oct. 28 article in the Mexican publication Nexos observed, “The events that occurred in Ecuador during the first 12 days of October 2019, have the same economic background that provoked the citizen explosion in Chile and that much earlier exploded in Haiti, the same root that has led people to support Alberto Fernández in Argentina or Evo Morales in Bolivia, as well as the gigantic citizen mobilizations in Uruguay and those that are beginning to appear in other countries. Latin America has grown tired of so much elitist privilege and of the economic model that has served as its basis.”Paz-y-Miño also wrote: “Lenín Moreno’s government was defended and shielded by the business elites, the private media, the political and economic rightists of the country, the right-wing governments of Latin America, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the OAS and the USA.”The whole world witnessed the violence perpetrated by national police and armed forces against demonstrators as recorded on countless cell phones. The U.N. and human rights organizations are now investigating crimes against humanity.Paz-y-Miño emphasized, “There was a gut reaction against the privileged economic policies [pursued for two years] by the government in favor of the country’s business elites.” Pressurized by the “shocking force amassed by the Indigenous and popular uprising … combined with the widespread support that the protest achieved throughout the country,” Moreno was forced to negotiate and to rescind the decree.“The minister of defense (Oswaldo Jarrín) prioritized the military vision,” Paz-y-Miño noted. “He spoke of ‘threats’ and an ‘organized insurgency,’ using terms that, clearly, turn the protesting popular classes into enemies of the State and the universities that housed the Indigenous people for humanitarian reasons into suspects or collaborators for creating what the minister interpreted as ‘supply centers.’ ”Paz-y-Miño concluded, “Ecuador has just gone through a dramatic moment, in which political confrontation clearly resulted in an acute ‘class struggle’ − to use the old and perfectly valid Marxist concept. But don’t assume that the conquest of ‘socialism’ is the ultimate aspiration of protest movements and social struggles.”The goal instead is a rejection of IMF neoliberalism and a struggle to create a new world order “that respects social, labor, Indigenous, and environmental rights; and that forges other power relations to guarantee national sovereignty, self-determination, and [unity of the] Latin American region.”‘Another strike inevitable’Many who had participated in the upheavals of 20 years ago were hoping to see Moreno get on a helicopter and flee the country as then President Lucio Gutiérrez was forced to do in 2005. Rafael Correa and others were calling for the “cross of death,” which mandates the resignation of the president and the National Assembly followed by new elections. Workers World spoke with Juan José Simbaña, the president of the October 28th Association of Indigenous Small Farmers of Chiriwasi. Simbaña risked his life confronting soldiers from the Yaguachi military base in Esperanza because he wanted to end the whole IMF paquetazo (austerity package) of which #883 was only one part. He said, “We didn’t get all we wanted, so another Paro Nacional is inevitable. It’s only a matter of time and I’m ready for it.”Simbaña was in front of the Unidad Educativa Rumipampa building on the main street of Esperanza, a few blocks from where the confrontation with the military occurred. With profound concern he said, “My brother was one of two gravely wounded comuneros [community members]. A tear gas projectile struck him in the forehead on Oct. 4. I have to take him to Quito for medical treatments once a week, but he still can’t walk more than 100 meters.” At least 20 other participants were hurt during the uprising when they closed the road between the cities of Ibarra and Cayambe for several days and detained four soldiers who were later freed in a negotiated prisoner exchange. Simbaña said that he and other comuneros came from miles around to be part of the around-the-clock blockade of a bridge in the center of town. Their actions began six days before the CONAIE Indigenous movement officially convened the Paro Nacional on Oct. 9. The people accepted the risk of being martyred or maimed by the military or getting arrested on trumped-up charges. Comuneros intended to bring down the whole government, especially the two ministers responsible for the repression.Simbaña agrees with the comprehensive and detailed declaration of demands CONAIE originally declared. CONAIE leaders set these aside when they complied with Moreno’s request to limit negotiations to Decree #883. Simbaña was critical of CONAIE leader Jaime Vargas and other CONAIE leadership for ending the strike: “They didn’t achieve enough to justify the sacrifices we made.”Unions, student organizations, women’s groups and mestizo peasants were never considered as protagonists by the negotiating parties, although thousands joined the Indigenous people facing state repression during the strike. While the televised dialogue was taking place, as many as 6,000 protesters were marching in Ibarra. “Out! Moreno, out!” was chanted in every city and community in Ecuador. Anti-people strategist To understand the government strategy, it helps to know what a historian and descendant of the Ibarra oligarchy, Enrique Ayala Mora, advised Moreno. He told him that he must attempt to divide the Indigenous nations from organized labor. A now infamous leaked conversation he had with government lackeys went viral on social media. Ayala Mora was warning Moreno to view Correismo as the main enemy of the neoliberal restoration and to blame everything on the Correistas.The fearsome persecution of the leaders of the Citizens’ Revolution began with the jailing of Vice President Jorge Glas two years ago. Now it threatens anyone who dares to challenge the government. Workers World also spoke with “Fidel,” who lives in Quito and is active in supporting Jorge Glas, currently a political prisoner. Fidel told us that for the past two weeks following the end of the uprising, he has stayed off the streets, expecting he may be arrested. A Parliament of the People summoned by CONAIE combining 180 social organizations opened Oct. 26. During the opening plenary, Jaime Vargas, president of the organization, apologized for being misled by the government during the negotiation process. The resolution of the Parliament was presented on Oct. 31. The resolution stated in part: “We are a plurinational society that generates opportunities every day: peasants, Indigenous people, workers, micro-entrepreneurs, businessmen, self-employed workers, students, women, professionals, young people, in short, the whole society creates daily a wealth that, unfortunately, is not distributed fairly. Our proposal for an alternative to the economic model presented below proposes that the wealth that is created by all Ecuadorians be distributed equitably and that allows us to build ourselves as a free, just, democratic, participatory society that resolves its conflicts through dialogue, social peace and the search for consensus.”Correista friends attended as observers but said they did not feel welcome to participate. People ask why the CONAIE was established as the only legitimate intermediary between the demonstrators and the government? Argentine Marxist Atilio Borón, writing in Cuba Debate, sharply criticized the CONAIE leadership to illustrate some of the difficulties that lie ahead. “Only the leadership of CONAIE were seated at the negotiating table. It is shameful that the main target of attack would have been Rafael Correa and not the assassin who was murdering Indigenous protesters in the streets of Quito. “The conflict between the former president and CONAIE at this juncture served to prevent Correismo, as well as other political and social forces, from joining each other in mobilizing the revolt. Moreover, the government imprisoned several of the most important leaders of Correísmo, beginning with none other than the Prefecta of Pichincha, Paola Pabón, without the least protest from the CONAIE leadership against such an attack.” ‘Lesson is clear: National majorities must unite’The venerable Jaime Galarza Zavala, Ecuadorian poet, journalist and partisan in numerous battles for justice, held the first cabinet post as Minister of the Environment under Rafael Correa. The following are excerpts from his most recent blog in “La Cometa”: “Of course, it was a revolution without a head, since neither the Indigenous leadership nor the brave collectives, neither political leaders nor any party acted in accordance with the historic demand, which cost numerous lives, countless wounded and disappeared, and nearly 2,000 detainees.“In the midst of the gloom that our country is living in and is unfolding politically, a conclusion shines brighter than the sun of the Andes, and this is it: the governments of Ecuador in the near future will not emerge from the club “La Union” in Guayaquil, nor the aristocratic salons of Quito. Neither from the chambers of industry and commerce nor from the U.S. embassy. “The new governments will descend from the mountains to settle in Carondelet [presidential palace], of course passing through Guayaquil collecting the embrace of the new generations of Guayaquil Indigenous, no matter how much [ex-mayor] Jaime Nebot Saadi wants to send them back. “Now, to descend from the mountains to Carondelet passing through Guayaquil, the will of the Indigenous movement and the social organizations that support it won’t be enough. Neither will the collectives, parties or leaders of civil society be able to access Carondelet by themselves and on their own.“The lesson of these days is very clear: Either the great national majorities, the citizens unite in a great front of the homeland, in a broad democratic stream, or the IMF, the chambers and the oligarchy will continue to prevail.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

[Breaking] NLSIU Backs Out Of CLAT 2020; Admissions For 2020-21 Based On Separate Test

first_imgNews Updates[Breaking] NLSIU Backs Out Of CLAT 2020; Admissions For 2020-21 Based On Separate Test LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Sep 2020 8:16 AMShare This – xIn a significant move, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, India’s premier law university, has decided to back out of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the admissions to five year integrated B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21.”The University will not accept CLAT 2020 scores for admission to Academic Year 2020-21″, said a revised…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a significant move, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, India’s premier law university, has decided to back out of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the admissions to five year integrated B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21.”The University will not accept CLAT 2020 scores for admission to Academic Year 2020-21″,  said a revised admission notification issued by the University.The admissions for the academic year 2020-21 will be based on a National Law Admission Test (NLAT) to be conducted by the University.”Any student who seeks admission to NLSIU must apply directly to the University and complete the NLAT UG 2020 Entrance examination”, the notification said.The total intake of students shall be 120 (One Hundred and Twenty).The Online Application portal will open on 3rd September, 2020 and will close at Midnight on 10th September, 2020. The Test shall be an online entrance examination to be held on 12th September, 2020The NLSIU has cited the repeated postponement of the CLAT exam amid COVID-19 pandemic for this new decision. It stated that the  it is “uniquely disadvantaged” due to the repeated postponement of CLAT as it follows a trimester system and that if it is unable to complete admissions before the end of September 2020, it will result in a “zero year” with no admission.”The Covid-19 pandemic has however caused unforeseen difficulties and delays in the conduct of CLAT 2020. The repeated postponement of the examination has resulted in uncertainty for students, parents and the participating Universities. NLSIU is uniquely disadvantaged as it follows a trimester system where every academic year is made up of three terms of 90 days duration. Moreover, each term must accommodate 60 hours of classroom instruction in each course and adequately provide for examination and evaluation processes. Further, the academic offering for the 3rd, 4th and 5th year of the B.A., LL.B programme as well as the LL.M programme is fully integrated and requires a common academic calendar.Hence, if NLSIU is unable to complete admissions before the end of September 2020 it will inevitably result in a ‘Zero Year’ with no admission. This will deprive law students of the opportunity to pursue their studies this year at India’s premier law university. We are fully committed to ensuring that no student is denied the opportunity to study at NLSIU this Academic Year. Hence, NLSIU is compelled by the current circumstances to conduct a separate admissions process for the B.A., LL.B and LL.M programmes for the Academic Year 2020-21″, the notification.On August 28, the Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities postponed CLAT 2020 from September 7th to September 28th 2020. Click here to download the notificationRead the notification Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Donegal hoteliers call on election candidates to support tourism

first_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Donegal hoteliers call on election candidates to support tourism Donegal hoteliers have issued a call to general election candidates to commit to decisive action to support tourism.The Irish Hotels Federation says a number of key challenges need to be addressed including; extra support for regional tourism, tackling high business costs, increased marketing support and increased investment.The Chair of the Donegal branch of the IHF, Paul Diver is warning that while there has been an increase in overseas visitors, that continued growth cannot be taken for granted.He’s hoping the incoming Government can make a difference:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleRespond Housing Association plans to develop homes in DungloeNext articleNoel Cunningham named ‘Donegal Person of The Year’ News Highland Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – February 1, 2020 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Bear attacks, bites wildlife resort employee in Pennsylvania

first_imgWTAE-TV(FARMINGTON, Penn.) — An employee at a wildlife resort in Pennsylvania was attacked by a bear on Saturday.The guide at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles south of Pittsburgh, was grabbed through a fence by a Himalayan bear, pulled toward it and bit on the arm, according to the resort.The female employee was flown by helicopter to a local hospital, but is “stable and alert,” Nemacolin Woodlands Resort said.“We deeply regret this incident,” Maggie Hardy Knox, president of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with our injured associate, our staff and guests as we focus on ensuring they receive the finest medical attention and counseling.”The resort said it would provide counseling to guests and staff who witnessed the attack.The bear has been at the wildlife reserve for nine years, it said.The organization advertises one-hour tours where you can feed various livestock before viewing wolves, tigers, lions and buffalo. “Don’t forget the bear enclosure, where we hear the bears enjoy eating marshmallows,” the adventure advertises.The bear has not been put down, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said.There are two different types of Himalayan bears, both black and brown bears, but the resort did not specify which attacked the staff member. Both are large bears, standing over 5 feet tall and weighing in excess of 200 pounds.The bears’ natural habitat is in the Himalayan Mountains, as their name suggests, from northern Afghanistan through Pakistan and into northern India, Nepal and western China. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more