first_imgMonday 31 January 2011 8:30 pm KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp RYANAIR VS COMPENSATION LAW More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com Show Comments ▼ Share Q.WHAT RULES ARE RYANAIR CHALLENGING?A.Passengers flying within or into the European Economic Area can claim compensation if their flights are cancelled, and are also entitled to meals, two telephone calls and accommodation while awaiting a later flight. The rights also apply if a long-haul flight is delayed by more than four hours, or less for shorter journeys, under the EU regulation 261/2004.Q.WHY DOES RYANAIR OBJECT TO THESE RULES?A.The regulation places the cost or caring for stranded passengers with the airline, which Ryanair argues is unfair since the airport has more control over whether flights are delayed or cancelled. Q.CAN RYANAIR SUCCEED IN CHALLENGING THIS LAW?A.EU-261 has been in force for seven years without any successful legal challenges, so it’s unlikely that Ryanair can persuade the EU to rip up the entire rulebook. In 2005, the European Court of Justice threw out a case brought by a group of low cost airlines including Ryanair that claimed the rules discriminated against budget carriers. last_img read more

Scientific Games chairman considers selling entire stake

first_img Scientific Games’ high-profile executive chairman Ron Perelman is considering selling his entire 39% stake in the Las Vegas-based gaming tech supplier. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance 16th July 2020 | By contenteditor Finance Scientific Games’ high-profile executive chairman Ron Perelman is considering selling his entire 39% stake in the Las Vegas-based gaming tech supplier.Billionaire tycoon Perelman (pictured) has issued a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission through his MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings investment vehicle in which he outlined the possibility of divesting his 36.8m shares. The value of the stake is estimated to be around $1.5bn.Perelman, 77, has a number of interests across many sectors through MacAndrews & Forbes with major investments in groups, most prominently in cosmetics giant Revlon.center_img Scientific Games chairman considers selling entire stake Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The SEC filing read: “The reporting persons have determined to explore a possible sale of the common stock that the reporting persons currently hold.“As of the date of this Amendment No. 13, the reporting persons have not formulated any specific or definitive plan or proposal relating to the matters described in this paragraph, and there can be no assurance that any transaction will occur or as to the terms of any such transaction.”Perelman has upped his stake in Scientific Games over the last couple of years with a number of significant stock purchases. The group’s share price closed up 4.18% to $16.19 in New York Wednesday (15 July).The supplier saw revenue hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the first quarter of 2020, with revenue down 13.0% year-on-year at $725m, and net loss rose to $159m for the period. This decline was caused by lower contributions from its land-based gaming and lottery businesses, though finance chief Michael Quartieri said efforts to reduce costs and strong liquidity would help the business withstand the pandemic.last_img read more

Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgFurnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileFurnmart Limited markets furniture and electrical appliances for the domestic market through an international network of retail outlets in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. The company also offers a range of smart credit services. Furnmart retail outlets offer a wide range of home products that includes kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and microwaves; bedroom products which include bed bases and mattresses, and bedroom furniture, rugs, carpets and curtains; and stylish furniture for the lounge and dining room which includes couches, dining room tables and chairs, and quality carpets and curtains.last_img read more

Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgGreystone Partners (GREY.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Greystone Partners (GREY.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Greystone Partners (GREY.sz)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGreystone Partners Greystone Partners is an investment holding company with interests in private equity investments with a portfolio mostly made up of privately-owned businesses operating in different market sectors. Greystone Partners raised E85 million through various local pension funds and institutions with a mandate to invest in mostly privately-held companies in the Common Monetary Area. It appointed African Alliance Swaziland Limited, a subsidiary of the African Alliance Group of Companies, to manage its investment portfolio. The latter has extensive experience in fund raising, structuring, executing and managing private equity transactions. Greystone Partners is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgTe’o is the tops Ben Te’o was in fantastic form for Leinster in their 19-16 win over the Ospreys. The Kiwi inside centre tested the Ospreys defence throughout with his powerful runs and slick offloads and was deservedly named Man of the Match.Ian Madigan and Fergus McFadden also deserve a special mention for creating a superb try for Dan Leavy, with Madigan making a break from a scrum in his own half and McFadden taking the ball on from halfway to the 22, opening up the defence for Leavy. Finishing touch: Peter Betham dives over for his try in Leicester’s win v Exeter. (Photo: Getty Images) Centre of attention: Ben Te’o had a great game at 12 for Leinster. (Photo: Inpho) Flying display Tom Homer produced a fantastic mid-air offload by to set up Semisa Rokoduguni’s try in Bath’s win over London Irish. Rhys Priestland and Matt Banahan made ground through the Exiles defence, Homer took the ball on and was heading for the right-hand corner when he was tackled, but as he flew horizontally towards the touchline he passed inside to Rokoduguni, who just had to stride over the line. It was a quite brilliant piece of work from the Bath full-back. Red-faced Scarlet Scarlets scrum-half Connor Lloyd had a win to celebrate after making his Pro12 debut off the bench against Treviso on Friday, but also made a mistake he won’t want to be reminded of too often.Receiving the ball from a lineout, the replacement scrum-half sent out a pass only to find Treviso No 8 Robert Barbieri had anticipated where the ball was going and was waiting to intercept it.The Italian international raced in for a try which put Treviso 15-14 up, but fortunately for Lloyd his Scarlets team fought back to win the game 24-15. Wonder wing Steffan Evans was the star of the show for the Scarlets in their 24-15 Guinness Pro12 win over Benetton Treviso, as he scored two tries and was named Man of the Match.It’s there! Steff Evans scores for the Scarlets in Italy. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)For his first score, the 21-year-old wing he received the ball on the ten metre line and cut a beautiful diagonal line towards the posts, beating four defenders on the way to scoring under the sticks.That helped the Scarlets build up a 14-3 lead at half-time. Treviso then fought back and went 15-14 up before Dan Jones kicked a penalty to put the Welsh side back in front. Evans then stepped up again to score his second well-taken try, beating a huddle of defenders inside the 22 with good footwork. The win keeps the Scarlets in contention for a top-two finish. The SinnersCentre’s slip-up Scotland and Glasgow Warriors centre Mark Bennett made an uncharacteristic error in Sunday’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Cardiff Blues when he dropped the ball as he stooped to touch down for a try. Bennett was rounding off a fluent attacking move when the Warriors were already 10-0 up, but the try was quite rightly disallowed.Glasgow went on to win 27-20, but could have had a four-try bonus point if Bennett had been more careful. The Warriors are still eight points behind fourth-placed Ulster in the table and even though they have two games in hand, that bonus point would have been most welcome. Missing in action: Craig Willis pushed a vital kick wide for Newcastle Falcons. (Photo: Getty Images)Off targetThere were a few costly misses from goal-kickers in the Aviva Premiership this weekend, and none more important than Craig Willis’s conversion of Rob Vickers’ try in the last ten minutes of Newcastle Falcons’ 14-15 home defeat by Worcester Warriors on Friday.He sent the kick wide of the right-hand post, whereas if it had been on target the Falcons might have won the game against their fellow-strugglers.Fortunately for Newcastle their main rivals in the relegation battle, London Irish, lost too and didn’t even manage to grab a losing bonus point as Greig Tonks missed a conversion from wide on the right after Alex Lewington’s late try, making the final score Bath 25, London Irish 17.Jimmy Gopperth could have snatched a draw for Wasps at Gloucester but missed a drop-goal from the middle of the pitch, about 39m out, with the last kick of the game in their 13-10 defeat. Swift work Queensland Reds have sacked their coach Richard Graham after just two matches of the new Super Rugby season.Graham has been the Reds coach for three seasons and was reappointed last August after a re-structure, despite the fact Queensland had only won four games last season. To dismiss him now, so soon after the start of the new campaign, suggests the management board were split over the decision to reappoint him in the first place. Not great work by the powers that be at the Reds. TAGS: Highlight LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS True grit: Dave Kilcoyne forces his way over for one of his two tries. (Photo: Inpho)At the doubleA tip of the hat goes to Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne who scored a brace of tries in a match for the second time in three games. He scored a double against Glasgow on 19 February and was in the right place at the right time twice again in Munster’s 26-5 win over the Dragons this weekend.Considering Kilcoyne had only averaged one Pro12 try per season in each of his previous four campaigns with Munster, this represents something of a purple patch for the Ireland prop.Connacht also deserve some words of praise for notching up their third consecutive away with in the Guinness Pro12 – something they haven’t achieved since 2002-03. The 28-23 victory at Edinburgh keeps Connacht top of the table. Shark attack Will Addison scored a scorching try for Sale Sharks in their 29-23 win over Harlequins. A fine offload from Sam James gave Addison the ball on halfway and the wing sprinted 50 metres, fighting off two tacklers in his final strides, and score under the posts to put the Sharks 26-16 up. No excuse: Toby Booth’s whinge about the weather didn’t make much sense. (Photo: Getty Images)Blame game Bath have undoubtedly had a disappointing season in the Aviva Premiership and so were delighted to get their 25-17 win over London Irish, but the post-match comments by Bath’s first team coach Toby Booth were surprising.Booth, usually someone who talks a lot of sense, blamed the weather and pitch conditions for Bath’s poor season when he was speaking on TV after the game. “Today, since Exeter on the first day of the season, is the first time we have had some really positive, neutral conditions so we can show some of the stuff we used to show,” said Booth. Hmmm. I think you’ll find both teams play in the same conditions in any one match, so if Bath have been coping less well with those conditions then surely they need to look to themselves for solutions, not just continue under-performing until the weather dries up? The SaintsSunday best Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs produced a Sunday-best performance in the Aviva Premiership, with the Tigers hanging on for a 31-27 victory after leading 31-6 with half an hour to go.There were some magnificent tries, not least the one scored by Manu Tuilagi which featured marvellous approach play from Niki Goneva, Michael Fitzgerald and Peter Betham.Wing Betham scored a terrific individual try of his own and Adam Thompstone finished one which was created by a cleverly overthrown lineout close to the line on the right.Exeter played their part in a scintillating contest, with Ian Whitton also raced in for an eye-catching try. As the title races in the Aviva Premiership and the Guinness Pro12 hot up, who is in scorching form and who is getting their fingers burned? Cherry cheers: Matt Kvesic (centre) and Bill Meakes (right) thank the crowd. (Photo: Getty Images)Glorious Gloucester Wasps had only dropped three Aviva Premiership points in the last six rounds and were certainly the form side in the competition when they arrived at Kingsholm to play Gloucester on Saturday, but the Cherry and Whites ended their six-match winning run with a 13-10 victory.Bill Meakes, Jeremy Thrush and Matt Kvesic all shone for Gloucester. Meakes made 83 metres in attack – more than anyone else in this match – and beat six defenders, while Thrush and Kvesic were central to a magnificent performance from the home pack, with Kvesic out-playing George Smith at the breakdowns.last_img read more

Video: ‘Standing Rock is proclaiming the good news to the…

first_imgVideo: ‘Standing Rock is proclaiming the good news to the whole creation’ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY September 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm Thank you, Michael Curry. You make me proud to be an Episcopalian. You preach on the side of the angels. You remind us that if we love God, then we must love all of the created world. God bless the courageous people of Standing Rock. You serve on the front lines of the Jesus Movement. [Episcopal News Service – Cannon Ball, North Dakota] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, preaching Sept. 25 at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, assured the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation that they are not alone in their attempt to be heard about an oil pipeline slated to run under their water supply, over their treaty land and through some of their burial places.“Standing Rock is proclaiming the good news to the whole creation,” Curry said, echoing Mark’s version of Jesus commissioning his disciples to preach the gospel to all of creation. “Water is part of that creation. The land is part of that creation. None of us own it, none of us made it. It is God’s.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Indigenous Ministries, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (2) Standing Rock, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Pam Nugent says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rev. Stephen C Holton says: Submit a Press Release 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 25, 2016 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Advocacy Peace & Justice, Video center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Dakota Access Pipeline, Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. Press Release Service September 26, 2016 at 11:36 am Perhaps that single garment of destiny, of Dr. King, that the PB quoted earlier at Standing Rock, was an Indian blanket, the best and most lasting and warmest of blankets. It can warm us all as we snuggle together Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

House Ca’s Bouer / Jordi Queralt + La Boqueria

first_img Year:  “COPY” Year:  House Ca’s Bouer / Jordi Queralt + La BoqueriaSave this projectSaveHouse Ca’s Bouer / Jordi Queralt + La Boqueria photographs:  Eugeni Pons, Núria GinèsPhotographs:  Eugeni PONS, Núria GinèsCollaborators:Pau Munar, Marti ArdanazStructural Engineer:Ricardo MartinezInteriorista:Pau de las HerasConstructor:Camps EsqueuArchitect In Charge:Oriol Antolin, Ricard Grau, Alfons Tornero, Jordi QueraltArchitect Technical:José BerrocalCity:BlanesCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Núria GinèsRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The time and the use is the main demand of the project: the building has to absorb a great variety of functions. The first floor, level in which you can access through the public staircase, it is conceive to develop many activities, from a leisure space to a second housing or an office space.Save this picture!© Eugeni PonsIn the ground floor you can find the main access and the garage, with a little working and storage space. In the upper levels we set the rest of the housing. Looking for intimacy the bedrooms and more private rooms are located in the second floor; the common spaces and day spaces are in the third and fourth floor looking for daylight and relating them with the outside.Save this picture!© Eugeni PonsOn account of the original building was an edification of ground floor plus one, we use the existing slabs and we grew up to three levels above, then to proceed to an ampliation-reform. To grow up in height we built a steel structure piercing the existing slabs in order not to damage the existing structure and materializing the new slabs with ceramic filler blocks and concrete pre-manufactured beams.Save this picture!DiagramDue to the dimensions of the area (6.45m x 18m); to organize the general distribution we have grouped the service spaces and the vertical flow of the common wall , leaving free space in the facade. The bedrooms arrangement is defined by the inner rhythm of the ceiling (beams and ceramic filler blocks). The common space is defined by three slabs, one single open space looking for a visual relationship in height with the outside and the different areas of the housing. All coming together through the chimney, main element centered in the space.Save this picture!© Núria GinèsThe nature of the interiors wants to evoke the comfort of the local architecture looking for the warmth of the ceramic ceilings and floors (horizontal planes) contrasting with the white walls. In the exterior, the Corten steel allows us to create filters and external wall coverings, controlling privacy and access to the interior.Save this picture!© Núria GinèsProject gallerySee allShow lessMissy Lui Spa / SasufiSelected ProjectsRIBA ARHITEKTI Creates Ceramic Mosaic for ETI ShowroomArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeJordi Queralt OfficeFollowLa BoqueriaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBlanesHousesSpainPublished on November 09, 2014Cite: “House Ca’s Bouer / Jordi Queralt + La Boqueria” 09 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More 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 stream 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/564109/house-ca-s-bouer-jordi-queralt-la-boqueria Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•Blanes, Spain Save this picture!© Eugeni Pons+ 25 Sharecenter_img “COPY” Architects: Jordi Queralt, La Boqueria Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses House Ca’s Bouer / Jordi Queralt + La Boqueria Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/564109/house-ca-s-bouer-jordi-queralt-la-boqueria Clipboard Spain 2014last_img read more

Killings of Korean women reflects U.S. misogyny and racism

first_imgDemonstrators at “Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power” rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence in Los Angeles, March 13.AtlantaBeginning at 5 p.m., March 16, the first horrific news of the murders of four people and the wounding of a fifth at Young’s Asian Massage in Acworth, a city in Cherokee County northwest of Atlanta, was breaking news on local TV stations.  That was quickly followed around 6:00 p.m. with details of another four women killed at the Gold Spa and the Aromatherapy Spa in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.In total, six women of Asian descent, four of whom were Korean, and two white people, a man and a woman, were shot and killed. In addition, a Latinx man was wounded.A 21-year-old, white, Cherokee County man, Robert Aaron Long was captured in south Georgia a few hours later and identified as the suspect in these mass murders.As of this writing, no motive has been given by Long, but there certainly is reason to suspect racial bias as well as misogynistic beliefs to such a violent act.Asian people in Atlanta, along with communities in the rest of the country, have experienced a steep rise in incidents of verbal harassment, vandalism to homes and property and physical assaults, including deadly injuries. Targets have often been the elderly and women.Anti-Asian violence is not a new phenomenon in U.S. history. It goes back to the introduction of Chinese laborers on the construction of the railroads in the West in the 19th century. During WWII, Japanese citizens were imprisoned and their property confiscated. Hollywood has made money off movies portraying Asian men as manipulative and dishonest and women as docile and obedient.Certainly the xenophobic rhetoric of Donald Trump and his supporters — who blame China for COVID-19 and rail endlessly against the growth of that country’s economy as somehow unfair to U.S. corporations — has fueled anti-Asian hostility in recent years.Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit Asian American and Pacific Islander rights organization, has received over 3,800 calls citing instances of bigotry in words and actions, two-thirds of them coming from women.   The selected murder of these six women shows evidence of deep-seated animosity towards women in general, but in particular to those whose services are mostly used by men. The reality of abuse towards women in their homes, on the job, at school, in the military and on the streets is truly pandemic.More information will undoubtedly come out about the personal political and religious beliefs and influences that shaped Robert Aaron Long’s views. As has been shown in the past, the omnipresence of racially biased, male dominant, class exploitative societal relations is fertile breeding ground for such violent acts.Regardless of what brought this 21-year-old man to commit this brutal, premeditated crime, the terror of it has impacted  millions.Working-class solidarity is needed — not just in words of compassion and sorrow — but through actions to personally and publicly call out instances of anti-Asian, racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic or ableist speech and actions.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rain Delays Harvest Threatens Corn

first_imgAs for yields, in Central Indiana the numbers look good, “The yields have been phenomenal, they may not be as high as everyone thought they were going to be, but they are very very good.”  Kramer he has seen many fields yield well above 250 bpa. He said many farms will have averages around 200 bpa. Home Indiana Agriculture News Rain Delays Harvest Threatens Corn Kramer told HAT, while the harvest is on hold, growers should be checking fields to catch problems early, “Waiting is not an easy thing to do. What I would be doing is checking fields to see which crops may have some standability issues.  I might also look at which fields have ear molds.” He added that he has not seen a lot of ear mold, but this kind of weather is conducive to the problem. Heavy rain and high winds have put the harvest on hold in many areas of the state, and concern is mounting about how long the corn can stand. This summer’s cooler weather and lack of growing degree days has already caused problems with stalk rot. Fred Kramer, with DuPont Pioneer, says these late season rains are causing serious disease problems, “We have stalk rot, crown rot; and now with high winds, rain, and delays, it is going to make it that much more likely for problems down the road.” Kramer, who covers several counties in Central Indiana, says about a third of the corn and soybean crops have been harvested. Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Rob Wasson says there will be very little harvest activity taking place for the next few days, “Scattered showers will be possible, keeping fields wet with little chance of drying.  This low will eventually pull out of the area on Thursday, but a few lingering showers will still be possible over northern and central Indiana.  By Friday, high pressure will take over and that will give us some much needed dry weather.” Wasson sees a dry weekend, but a chance of rain returning next week, “There is better news in the extended forecast.  Farmers searching for a nice period of dry weather will find it in the two week forecast with above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall statewide.” Rain Delays Harvest Threatens Corn SHARE Facebook Twitter Rain Delays Harvest Threatens Corn By Gary Truitt – Oct 14, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articlePlenty of Reasons for Falling Gasoline PricesNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

Guest Opinion | Soul-Searching on Homelessness and Housing

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. 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While meeting their immediate physical needs, these agencies also seek to provide hope and optimism for their clients. The hopes we work to keep alive are these: if you are homeless, one day you will have a roof over your head; if you are suffering food insecurity, one day you will no longer wonder where your next meal will come from; if you struggle to pay your rent, perhaps one day that struggle will end. But, sometimes we fear that we are feeding a false sense of hope when it comes to housing. Affordable housing, let alone permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, is so scarce here in Pasadena, that it is difficult to believe that anyone cares enough to do what it will take to provide homes for our homeless.These are the raw facts: there is only an approximately 2.4% rental-vacancy rate in Pasadena, and average monthly rent for a one-bedroom is $2300. Are permanent supportive housing projects for those who need them an option? It doesn’t appear so at this time. People are entered into the Coordinated Entry System, a county housing navigation database, but we know that nearly 85-90% of these folks will never be housed, and if they are among the lucky ones, it most likely won’t be in Pasadena.So, the burning question for us, from a sociological, theological and moral standpoint, is this: do we really care about helping the homeless and most needy in our community, or do we just say we do when it’s expedient? Are we willing to do what it takes to significantly reduce the homeless population in Pasadena, which according to the latest 2018 statistics, is up 33% from last year to nearly 660 unsheltered individuals, or are we just offering band-aids that make us feel better but offer no real solution? After working in this community, some of us for decades, as clergy and people of faith, it seems like the veil needs to be lifted, serious soul-searching needs to happen, and folks need to get honest with themselves and with our homeless brothers and sisters. Other cities are taking unique and bold approaches to housing options (tiny house villages in Seattle, RV and micro home communities with social services outside Austin, TX). We are fighting desperately to convince the city to designate one location for housing 68 homeless seniors. This is a huge battle, and it really shouldn’t be. In the words of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “This is no time for neutrality.” No more commissions, studies, task-forces or empty promises. If we truly care, by this time next year, something of consequence will have happened on this burning issue; if it hasn’t, then we need to admit that we are only interested in having the same conversation again, and again, and again, offering nothing more than a balm on our own hearts and minds. For the sake of our homeless and at-risk neighbors, and ourselves, we continue to work for real change, and we pray that you will join us.Submitted by (In alphabetical order):Rev. Donna Byrns, Community Liaison, Friends in DeedRev. Connie Larson DeVaughn, Altadena Baptist ChurchRev. Lissa Gundlach, Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist ChurchSamantha Gupta, Intern Minister, Throop Unitarian Universalist ChurchRev. Mike Kinman, Rector, All-Saints Church, PasadenaRabbi Jonathan Klein, Executive Director, CLUE-LARev. Tera Klein, Throop Unitarian Universalist ChurchRabbi Joshua Levine Grater, Executive Director, Friends in DeedRev. Sandy Olewine, First United Methodist Church, PasadenaRev. Marlene W. Pomeroy, Co-Pastor First Congregational Church of Pasadena, UCCRev. George Van Alstine, Altadena Baptist Church Top of the News Make a comment Business News More Cool Stuff Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | Soul-Searching on Homelessness and Housing Published on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newslast_img read more