GiG signs up first poker client

first_img Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Poker Casino & games 27th September 2018 | By contenteditor GiG signs up first poker client CEO Reed hails ‘milestone’ addition to B2B portfolio Gaming Innovation Group has added to its B2B portfolio after signing up its first poker client.The gaming services company will provide its product to OneTimePoker from the first quarter of 2019.GiG described the partnership with a first external poker operator as a “milestone”. The deal comes three years after it signed an agreement with Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) to offer poker to B2B clients via its GiG Core platform.GiG will provide both poker and ‘casino in poker’ – where the player plays against the casino rather than other players – powered by MPN and other third party casino content via GiG Core.Discussing the deal with OneTimePoker, GiG chief executive Robin Reed said: “We look forward to supporting the expansion of its brand into further GiG product verticals within our ecosystem through 2019, offering their poker community one stop access to all their entertainment needs.”GiG Core was launched in January 2015, with GiG’s own brands Betspin and Guts being the first brands operating on the platform, followed by the first external client in September 2015. More than 40 brands have been signed to the platform since launch and at the end of 2017, 34 brands operated on the platform.It is the latest B2B agreement following a busy period for GiG, which agreed not to bring in any new clients as it developed Hard Rock Casino’s platform in New Jersey earlier this year.In the past month it has named Latvian operator 11.lv as the first user of its new GiG Sports Betting Services. It also signed up Mr Green as the first client to use its GiG Comply product.While GiG is successfully attracting new B2B clients, Reed last month demanded an improvement in the performance of the company’s B2C Gaming division after it announced a dip in revenue and earnings in the three months to June 30.Reed, who has taken over as acting CMO to improve performance, said at the time: “I’m not happy [with GiG Gaming] which is why I’ve taken over that.“We have a determined team, but we can do better. It’s not good enough based on the marketing spent. I will personally ensure this vertical develops.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Companies: GiGlast_img read more

Parx Casino officially launches Kambi-powered sportsbook

first_img Regions: US Pennsylvania Casino & games Parx Casino officially launches Kambi-powered sportsbook Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Horse racing Email Address Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment-owned Parx Casino and Racing, Pennsylvania’s largest casino resort, has officially launched its full sportsbook offering following a two-day testing period.The venue features 45 Kambi-powered betting kiosks, seven counters at which customers can place bets, and also allows users to create betslips on mobile devices using the supplier’s bring-your-own-device technology.This allows users to add their choices via Parx’s Betslip Builder solution from anywhere in the state, creating a QR code which can then be scanned by a cashier in the venue. It is designed to streamline the bet placement process, aiding operators during busy period.Parx has completed the full launch after a two-day test, which began Tuesday (January 8), in which it could offer limited sports betting services for ten-hour periods.“Parx Casino is thrilled to launch legalised sports betting on property this week, and to do so with such a high-quality product from Kambi is particularly exciting,” Parx Casino senior vice president of interactive gaming and sports Matt Cullen (pictured) said. “Today’s unveiling marks Kambi’s fourth bricks and mortar sportsbook launch in less than three months and cements our position as the leading online and on-property sportsbook supplier in the burgeoning US market.” 10th January 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Race Track and Racino “Parx is expanding its portfolio of offerings to give patrons the absolute best of all types of legalised gaming, and sports wagering is just the latest stage in enhancing our customer offering.”The operator now aims to mirror this week’s test and launch process at its South Philadelphia Turf Club venue. This is located in Philadelphia’s major league sports neighbourhood, next to Citizen’s Bank Field, home of the city’s baseball team the Phillies, and the Lincoln Financial Field and Stadium, where the Philadelphia Eagles play.Kambi is also set to launch a sportsbook at Greenwood Gaming’s Valley Forge Turf Club, not to be confused with the Boyd Gaming-owned Valley Forge Casino Resort, which has partnered Paddy Power Betfair’s FanDuel.This will be followed by the roll-out of a Parx-branded online sportsbook, once the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board allows operators to launch through the channel.The launch means Kambi now powers three of the four sportsbooks currently live in Pennslyvania, as it already supplies its sports betting solutions to the Rush Street Interactive-operated Rivers and SugarHouse Casinos. The only other venue up and running with a sportsbook offering is the William Hill-powered, Penn National Gaming-owned Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse.“We’re very excited to have launched our on-property sportsbook at Parx Casino, a brand which shares our commitment to providing unique and exciting wagering experiences to players,” Kambi chief commercial officer Max Meltzer said. Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment-owned Parx Casino and Racing, Pennsylvania’s largest casino resort, has officially launched its full sportsbook offering following a two-day testing period. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Sportsbet blames remote working for ASX betting launch

first_img Sportsbet blames remote working for ASX betting launch Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 16th April 2020 | By contenteditor Flutter Entertainment’s Australian subsidiary Sportsbet has blamed remote working for the launch of stock market betting, which was quickly removed from its website following the intervention of the country’s financial services regulator.The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) stepped in following the launch of betting on the S&P/ASX 200 index of the Australian Securities Exchange on 31 March.The regulator said the bets constituted a financial product, which Sportsbet was not licensed to offer, and the markets were removed from its offering.Sportsbet told ASIC that with staff working remotely as a result of the  novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it had found implementing its compliance control framework more challenging.As a result of the case, ASIC warned all companies under its jurisdiction to ensure their business continuity plans and alternative working arrangements allowed them to fully comply with their regulatory obligations.“It is important to maintain robust monitoring and supervision controls to ensure financial services are provided efficiently, honestly and fairly,” the regulator explained.“ASIC is actively monitoring firms and markets for potential misconduct and will not hesitate to take action in appropriate circumstances.”It warned that control frameworks that were effective in overseeing an office-based workforce may not be effective in a home-based environment.ASIC has previously promised to work “constructively and pragmatically” with market intermediaries it regulates, especially as the disruption caused by the pandemic could make it more difficult for these businesses to fulfil their regulatory obligations.While sporting schedules across the world have been severely disrupted by the Covid-19 crisis, which has resulted in the Australian Football League, A-League and National Rugby League being suspended, racing has continued in the country.According to Abelson Info’s daily updates on sporting competitions, horse and greyhound racing has continued during the pandemic. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regions: Oceania Australia Flutter Entertainment’s Australian subsidiary Sportsbet has blamed remote working for the launch of stock market betting, which was quickly removed from its website following the intervention of the country’s financial services regulator. Email Addresslast_img read more

Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgAxa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileAXA Mansard Insurance Plc is an insurance and asset management company in Nigeria. The company offers solution products for motor, life, travel, education and commercial insurance as well as financial advisory services, portfolio and risk management services and investment consulting services. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Follow social media coverage of Presiding Bishop headlining San Joaquin…

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Social Media Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry held a three-day Episcopal revival from Nov. 17 to 19, with an emphasis on sharing a bold, inclusive vision of faith in action.The weekend featured a variety of public events and preaching by Curry, whose office has teamed up with local leaders to organize Episcopal revivals across America and beyond. You can find social media posts from the weekend eventsusing the hashtag #EDSJrevival.No Posts!Load More In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Posted Nov 17, 2017 Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Revivals, Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Follow social media coverage of Presiding Bishop headlining San Joaquin revival Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Farmhouse / RTA Studio

first_img Projects Architects: RTA Studio, Richard Naish Area Area of this architecture project Farmhouse / RTA Studio CopyHouses•Waipa District, New Zealand Save this picture!© Whitt PrestonText description provided by the architects. The house is located on a promontory on a Waikato farm overlooking vast limestone bluffs and rolling pasture. The house was commissioned by a young Auckland family with a desire to create a rural retreat to escape the city with immediate and extended family and/or friends.  Drawing from the rural vernacular, a collection of forms was conceived to engage the local environment.  Save this picture!© Whitt PrestonThree open ended pitched roofed pavilions were arranged to accommodate the three distinct functions of the house: living, family sleeping and guest sleeping with flat roofed service pods linking them together. This arrangement serves to capture views, both intimate and vast as well as provide a variety of sheltered outdoor living spaces, either private or communal. This allows the house to offer a variety of separated private spaces or communal entertainment spaces. Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessHeadquarters Siegle + Epple / Spacial SolutionsSelected ProjectsCasa Y / F:L ArchitettiSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/424080/farmhouse-rta-studio-richard-naish-farzana-gujarati Clipboard Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: James HardieProject Manager:Styles Project ManagementStructural Engineer:Joyce ConsultantsHydraulics Engineer:Hydraulic Services ConsultantsQuantity Surveyor:Ryder Levett BucknellBuilder:Carbon ConstructionArchitect In Charge:Richard NaishCity:Waipa DistrictCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess Specs “COPY” ArchDaily New Zealand Farmhouse / RTA StudioSave this projectSaveFarmhouse / RTA StudioSave this picture!© Whitt Preston+ 8 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/424080/farmhouse-rta-studio-richard-naish-farzana-gujarati Clipboard Photographs:  Whitt Preston Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  400 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeRTA StudioOfficeFollowRichard NaishOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWaipa DistrictWoodHousesNew ZealandPublished on September 04, 2013Cite: “Farmhouse / RTA Studio” 04 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Srygley Pool House / Marlon Blackwell Architect

first_img Myers-Beatty Engineering “COPY” Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Structural Engineer: “COPY” Save this picture!© Timothy Hursley+ 16 Share General Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777122/srygley-pool-house-marlon-blackwell-architect Clipboard Projects photographs:  Timothy HursleyPhotographs:  Timothy Hursley ArchDaily CopyHouses•Springdale, United States Blessings Constructioncenter_img Year:  2013 Photographs United States Houses Srygley Pool House / Marlon Blackwell Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777122/srygley-pool-house-marlon-blackwell-architect Clipboard Area:  945 ft² Area:  945 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Cost:$178,000Design Team:Marlon Blackwell, Meryati Johari Blackwell, William Burks, Bradford Payne, Stephen KeselCity:SpringdaleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Timothy HursleyRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The Srygley Pool House is located within a suburban neighborhood that offers little variation from the typical single-family house model. The simple form of the building strikes a bold pose within this landscape. The pool house is wrapped in subdued cedar siding, allowing the seemingly foreign form to coexist with the surrounding brick and cedar residences. The lower level opens up onto the pool terrace, establishing a transparent base that allows visitors to flow freely from outside to inside. This transparency and the volume of the living room that extends up to the second level allows the building to feel larger than itself.Save this picture!© Timothy HursleySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Timothy HursleyAlong the pool-side of the second level, stacked bunk alcoves provide space for six guest, extending the use of the modest structure from pool house to bunk house. The bunks are illuminated by a horizontal band of light. Cubbies and closets are carefully integrated into the bunks recalling the interior of a ship’s cabin with a continuous wall of storage and sleeping quarters.Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyThe subdued gesture of the building form is juxtaposed with a landscape of plants, bushes, and trees that is inhabited by ceramic alligators, carved stone birds, and an imposing 3000 lb. dinosaur. However, rather than contrasting, the relatively wild backyard seems the perfect setting for the Pool House. They work as opposites often do: the building calms the wild landscape and together they provide a place of refuge and retreat.Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyProject gallerySee allShow lessODA’s Manhattan Tower Offers Residents a Slice of Suburbia in the SkyUnbuilt ProjectDrawings by Vinoly, Adjaye, Farrell, and 97 Others to be Auctioned in Article 25’s 1…Event Share Srygley Pool House / Marlon Blackwell ArchitectSave this projectSaveSrygley Pool House / Marlon Blackwell Architect 2013 CopyAbout this officeMarlon Blackwell ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpringdaleUnited StatesPublished on November 16, 2015Cite: “Srygley Pool House / Marlon Blackwell Architect” 16 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

Computer Aid argues donating PCs can be safe

first_img Computer Aid International has responded to today’s BBC news report which found that bank account details from thousands of Britons have been sold in Nigeria for less then £20 each, as a result of information held on the hard drive of recycled PCs not being deleted.Tony Roberts, CEO of Computer Aid International, the world’s largest not-for-profit supplier of professionally refurbished computers to schools and community organisations in developing countries, wanted to reassure people and organisations who might be thinking again about donating or selling redundant or unwanted PCs after seeing the BBC news report.He said that there is “a safe way of recycling redundant PCs, guaranteeing that information, personal or otherwise, is deleted for good and does not fall into the hands of criminals.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 August 2006 | News Tagged with: Tradingcenter_img He explained that “Computer Aid International is the only UK charity that uses Blancco’s erasure solutions, which guarantee a 100% secure data destruction, up to government and military Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG) standards. “They do this by overwriting every track, sector and cylinder of the hard disk, making recovery of the data impossible. Therefore, Computer Aid International is the only charity that can delete all information from a hard drive, for good.”He gave three tips for those disposing of unwanted or redundant PCs:1. Make sure that the organisation is CESG compliant – Computer Aid International’s refurbishment service is completely CESG compliant2. Confirm what the organisation does with damaged hard drives – some damaged drives cannot be accessed and therefore cannot have all data wiped. All hard dives that cannot be wiped are destroyed by Computer Aid International onsite.3. Confirm how the organisation transports and stores donated PCs – Computer Aid International collects all PCs directly from donors and ensures their safe keeping at its secure premises. Computer Aid argues donating PCs can be safe  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

A study in solidarity: The Boston school bus drivers union

first_imgFor more than two years, the Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, has been in a fierce battle against union-busting, environment-polluting, pri­vatizing corporate giant Veolia/Transdev.The city of Boston hired Veolia in 2013 to manage school transportation. Transdev is the company created when the 150-year-old French company spun off its transit division.Workers are In struggle to make Veolia rehire their elected leaders — from left: Grievance Chair Garry Murchison, Vice President Steve Kirschbaum, President Andre François and Financial SecretarySteve Gillis.The drivers are fed up with “Veolia/Transdevil” and the bosses’ unwillingness to negotiate a decent contract. They are fuming mad that four elected union leaders were falsely accused of leading a wildcat strike in October 2013, an event that never happened. Transdev refused to reinstate the four illegally fired union stalwarts.Though fired, President ­Andre François, Vice President Steve Kirsch­baum, Financial Secretary Steve Gillis and Grievance Chair Garry Murchison are working hard through Team Solidarity at organizing the rank and file to resist Transdev’s egregious concession demands.When they aren’t in grueling, seemingly endless grievance sessions, this social justice union is out in the streets, fighting shoulder to shoulder with Boston communities. In fact, “civil rights unionism,” a phrase used to describe the anti-racist, left-led CIO unions of a previous era, is what defines the history of Local 8751.Local 8751 fights for justiceIn the 1974 desegregation struggle in Boston, when racist and fascist groups under the codeword of “fighting forced busing” instigated lynch mob attacks on children riding on school buses, the drivers got the children safely to school. Local 8751 has been involved in every struggle for justice in Boston: for affordable housing, decent-paying jobs, equal access to city services, in support of the disability rights community and special needs students, in defense of embattled community leaders, and against racism and sexism.The union local was a key part of the Coalition to Save Grove Hall Post Office, supporting all four postal worker unions in a successful fight that saved the post office in the heart of Boston’s African-American community.Local 8751 has stood shoulder to shoulder with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community long before it was a popular position. President François spoke recently at a Black Lives Matter Trans Liberation Day rally and, along with members of the union’s executive board, pledged support for trans rights.The school bus drivers have extended their solidarity to workers all over the world, most recently to Colombian unionists facing paramilitary terror. Even in the midst of its own struggle, Local 8751 participated in the United National Antiwar Coalition’s “Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad” conference in May, which drew more than 400 delegates from the U.S. and Canada.Precisely because of the union’s political legacy — and the multiplicity of Veolia/Transdev’s venomous attacks on the workers and oppressed worldwide — the efforts to rehire the fired union leaders have been linked to the Black Lives Matter movement; the Palestinians’ Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign; the water rights movement; striking and locked-out steelworkers; Mumia Abu-Jamal’s struggle; LGBTQ rights; and the global anti-austerity fight.For all they do, the four unionists have won the support of diverse forces, such as the Bolivarian Circles, the Palestinian community, Fanmi Lavalas, Pride at Work and Black community leaders such as Councillor Charles Yancey, former Councillor Chuck Turner, veteran leader Mel King and radio/TV host Charles Clemons. Recently, a new and historic relationship between Boston’s Black leadership and the city’s predominantly white labor leadership has emerged to support Local 8751, which is 98 percent people of color.All of these forces are prepared to support a bus drivers’ strike, if necessary. Solidarity can beat Transdev.Black Lives Matter to the class struggleThe attack by Veolia/Transdev has united the multinational membership of Haitian, African-American, Cape Verdean, Latino/a, Native and anti-racist white bus drivers. The majority Haitian drivers will tell their own history — how enslaved Haitians of African descent liberated themselves and their own country by driving out the French colonialists. They have confidence they can vanquish this racist, union-busting French company.The outcome of this struggle will have far-reaching repercussions. Now, more than ever before, there is a convergence of the class struggle and the struggle against racism. National oppression is the biggest tool used to divide our class — but at the same time it is capitalism’s Achilles heel. This is where the horrors of capitalism are most sharply laid bare, from Gaza to U.S. cities, with the epidemic of genocidal police killings.Capitalism is in an intractable crisis. The ruling class is threatened by this revolutionary model of social justice and civil rights unionism: the Boston School Bus Drivers Union.However, from a working-class standpoint, this example needs to be replicated. Even now a clear position of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement is lacking in the U.S. labor movement. For example, United Auto Workers International President Dennis Williams has yet to utter the words “Black Lives Matter.” This is the union that brags of having been one of only two unions to endorse the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech.In the 1940s, there were “hate strikes” by racist white autoworkers — often egged on by management — who wanted to keep Black workers segregated on the worst jobs. The UAW refused to defend the racists when they faced discipline. Civil rights unionism must be revived.When unions take the moral high ground and stand up to racism and bigotry, as Local 8751 has done for four decades, that is how they build strong working-class solidarity.As early as 1848, Karl Marx said that the most important accomplishment of the trade unions was not a raise in pay or a reduction of hours, but the “ever-expanding union of the workers.” The building of labor-community solidarity, which expands the unity of workers and oppressed, will be the enduring achievement of the struggle to rehire the fired leaders.Martha Grevatt is a 28-year UAW Chrysler worker.Minnie Bruce Pratt contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Limerick autism march

first_imgAdvertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsLimerick autism marchBy Bernie English – March 31, 2017 842 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img [email protected], relatives and friends of children with autism and other difficulties are being asked to join the ‘March For Our Children’ in Limerick this coming Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Marching under the slogan “Enough is enough,” the protest aims to raise awareness and to highlight the lack of facilities for children. The Limerick march will be one of many being organised nationwide and takes place on April 3.Protestors will hand in a petition with almost 7,000 signatures to the offices of the HSE at the end of the march.Said Emma Fennell, one of the organisers and herself the mother of a child with autism, “we would really ask everyone who can make it to come put and march because many of the parents and children affected will not be able to march themselves. This is something which no-one ever thinks will affect them and then it does. It could be your child, your grandchild, a niece or a nephew but autism and disability affects and touches the lives of so many people”.The march will make its way on the footpath “so as not to cause any disruption to traffic,” Emma said.It will start at 10am and make its way up O’Connell Street, through Catherine Street and to the HSE offices. WhatsApp Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSAutismfeaturedHSElimerick Previous articleMunster at full strength for Toulouse quarter finalNext articleLimerick primary schools take part in the Aldi Play Rugby Munster provincial festival Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more