Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgCornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileCornerstone Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and non-life classes. The company provides risk underwriting and related financial services for individuals, corporate and institutional customers. This includes products for motor vehicles, aviation, marine, engineering all risks, asset protection, liability to third party, oil and gas, group life, credit life, mortgage protection, term assurance, wealth creation and Islamic insurance. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc was the first insurance company in Nigeria to provide customers with an online platform for insurance transactions. The company’s services are easily accessible through internet and mobile technology. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Eddie Jones exclusive interview inside the new Rugby World magazine

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As well as talking to the England coach, we look ahead to the European quarter-finals in the October 2020 issue TAGS: Highlight 6. Pat Lam’s Life in PicturesThe Bristol Bears boss has packed a lot into his 30 years as an elite-level player and coach. Here he reflects on the key moments7. Northampton Saints scrumRW’s Alan Dymock gets an insight into the club’s new front-row philosophy by talking to those involved on and off the pitchBreak time: Rory Sutherland on the charge for Scotland in the Six Nations (Getty Images)8. Scotland prop Rory SutherlandConcealing the truth paid off in the end for the Edinburgh prop – RW’s Alan Pearey finds out more about his life-changing secret in this one-on-one interview9. Leicester Tigers analysis“The rise of the Fox has compounded the fall of the Tiger.” Stuart Barnes looks at the contrasting fortunes of Leicester’s two clubs10. Dragons wing Jonah HolmesHaving swapped Leicester for Newport, the back-three player is setting new goalsMove up: Former Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel is now part of Ulster’s coaching team (Getty Images)11. Player to coachThe transition from playing squad to back-room team is a path well trodden. But there are different routes to take, as Sam Larner finds out by talking to five men who’ve done it12. South Africa wing Cheslin Kolbe“In a game that’s often suffocating, he brings oxygen.” A look at why the speedster has made such an impact at Toulouse as well as for the world championscenter_img Eddie Jones exclusive interview inside the new Rugby World magazineEngland coach Eddie Jones covers baseball, cricket and, of course, rugby in his in-depth interview in the new issue of Rugby World magazine.As well as that exclusive, we look ahead to the knockout stages of both the European Champions and Challenge Cups in the October 2020 edition.If you can’t get to the shops to buy a copy, you can now order single issues online and get the magazine delivered direct to your door – click here and select Rugby World’s Oct-20 issue.Or you can find out how to download the digital edition to your tablet here. We also have incredible subscription offers, including three issues for just £5 – find out more here.Here are a dozen reasons to buy Rugby World magazine’s October 2020 edition…1. Eddie Jones exclusive interviewThe England head coach talks selection, statistics and sleeping at his desk in a wide-ranging interviewThe prize! Who will lift the Champions Cup trophy in 2020? (Getty Images)2. European quarter-final previewsThe Champions and Challenge Cups knockout stages are back on the horizon after a six-month delay. Stephen Jones looks ahead to the last-eight ties and makes his predictions3. The future of sevensFormer England Sevens captain Rob Vickerman on how to fine-tune the abbreviated format to make it more sustainable4. Scarlets centre Johnny WilliamsGet to know the powerful new addition to the Scarlets back-lineEyes on the prize: Tadhg Furlong is chasing more trophies with Leinster (Getty Images)5. Ireland prop Tadhg FurlongWhether on the rugby pitch or the family farm, the Leinster front-rower is always looking ahead to the next challenge – and right not that means Europe Plus, there’s all this…Analysis of how Alex King’s kick strategy will spark GloucesterClub Hero: Racing 92 captain Henry ChavancyChiefs back-row Lachlan Boshier gives his top turnover tipsDowntime with Canada captain Tyler ArdronWhat it’s like to… start a Premier 15s team during CovidInside the mind of… Felipe ContepomiSean Fitzpatrick on joining the Scarlets board and why rugby must changeRising Stars Anton Segner and Robert BaloucouneThe October 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine is on sale from 1 September to 5 October 2020.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

La Escuela de Teología Eclesiástica del Pacífico dedica paneles solares

first_img Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Environment & Climate Change El obispo de California Marc Andrus; la ex obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, profesora visitante de Mujeres en el Ministerio en la Escuela de Teología Eclesiástica del Pacífico y el presidente y decano de esa casa de estudios, W. Mark Richardson, posan para una fotografía en el techo del Parsons Hall. Foto de Tom Minczeski/CDSP.[Episcopal News Service] El empleo de energía solar se espera que le ahorre a la Escuela de Teología Eclesiástica del Pacífico (CDSP por su sigla en inglés) $120.000 anuales.A principios de este año, el seminario episcopal con sede en Berkeley, California, instaló paneles solares en los pabellones Easton, Parsons y Shirres. Es la mayor instalación solar de cualquier seminario teológico en Estados Unidos.“Cuando los de American Solar vinieron y examinaron nuestros techos planos con básicamente 100 por ciento de exposición sur, se quedaron deslumbrados respecto a cuán efectivo esto iba a ser para nuestro campus”, dijo W. Mark Richardson, decano y presidente del seminario durante una entrevista con Episcopal News Service con anterioridad este año.El 22 de octubre, la ex obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, profesora visitante de Santa Margarita [St. Margaret’s] en el curso de Mujeres en el Ministerio de la CDSP, y el obispo de California Marc Andrus, presidieron una liturgia al objeto de bendecir y dedicar los paneles solares al final de una conferencia de un día entero de duración para explorar la respuesta de la Iglesia a la crisis del cambio climático.Los paneles solares llevan el seminario hacia la independencia energética, y el proyecto es, en sí mismo, un modo de enseñar y facultar a estudiantes —que participaron en el proceso de la toma de decisiones— a pensar en modos de mitigar el cambio climático cuando se gradúen, dijo Richardson.El liderazgo en la CDSP implicó a los estudiantes en el proceso de la instalación solar desde el comienzo. Incluido el hacer que los estudiantes recorrieran el proyecto para determinar su idoneidad, la solicitud de propuestas, así cómo asegurar los necesarios contratos sociales y el fijar un calendario para la instalación; las destrezas que los seminaristas necesitarán en la comunidad, dijo Richardson.Mediante un tablero de instrumentos, los estudiantes podrán monitorear la eficacia y capacidad de ahorro energético de los paneles solares.En diciembre de 2015, Richardson y Andrus estaban entre los que representaron a la Iglesia Episcopal y al obispo primado Michael Curry en las conversaciones de las Naciones Unidas en París sobre el clima, donde los negociadores alcanzaron un acuerdo global sobre el cambio climático.El Acuerdo de París exige que todos los países del mundo limiten las emisiones de carbono. Limitar el carbono exigirá una decreciente dependencia de los combustibles de origen fósil y una mayor dependencia de las fuentes de energía renovable. Los paneles solares de la CDSP muestran lo que pueden hacer los empeños de las instituciones no gubernamentales para ayudar al mundo a cambiar hacia la energía renovable.“La CDSP se está saliendo de una red —la red de la vida que depende de la extracción y de un consumo siempre creciente— y conscientemente está haciéndose parte de otra red, la de una vida vivida en sostenibilidad y comunión”, dijo Andrus en un email a ENS. “La CDSP ha emprendido un cambio profundamente espiritual hacia la integridad”.Hasta ahora, 84 de las 1os 197 estados parte, incluidos Estados Unidos, han ratificado el Acuerdo de París, que le pide no sólo a las naciones, sino a los gobiernos estatales y locales e instituciones no gubernamentales, incluidas las organizaciones religiosas, el hacer un esfuerzo para prevenir los peores efectos del cambio climático.“La Iglesia Episcopal también puede prestar una importante ayuda al cumplimiento de los Acuerdos de París”, dijo Andrus, quien representó a la Iglesia Episcopal en las Naciones Unidas en ocasión de las firma del acuerdo.“Como dijera el obispo retirado de Ciudad del Cabo, Njongonkulu Winston Hugh Ndungane, refiriéndose a la Iglesia en África, ‘No hay ningún vehículo mejor que la Iglesia para la prestación de servicios sociales, puesto que tenemos una ‘tienda’ en cada aldea’. Fíjense cómo la Iglesia Episcopal es un organismo con unas 5.000 ‘tiendas’; nuestro impacto para ayudar a prevenir el desastre climático es potencialmente enorme”, afirmó él.De las 81 congregaciones de la Diócesis de California, el 30 por ciento ha instalado paneles solares. La meta, añadió Andrus, es instalar paneles solares en todas las iglesias de la diócesis y en los edificios diocesanos.Berkeley tiene un promedio de 256 días de sol al año y, al igual que casi todas las regiones de Estados Unidos, “la energía solar tiene mucho sentido común”, dijo Jefferts Schori en un email a ENS.“La instalación de este conjunto solar en el campus de la CDSP le proporcionará un importante beneficio a su presupuesto anual: disminuirá la demanda de electricidad producida por carburantes y reducirá la necesidad de futuras plantas eléctricas”, añadió ella. “Los seminarios cristianos hace mucho tiempo afirmaron su fundamento en el Hijo de Dios que trae luz al mundo. ¿Qué mejor que aplicar esto en un testimonio sacramental de la interconexión de toda la creación?“La CDSP le está ofreciendo al mundo un signo externo y visible de la gracia espiritual que abunda en esta comunidad”.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Por Lynette WilsonPosted Oct 24, 2016 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA La Escuela de Teología Eclesiástica del Pacífico dedica paneles solares La mayor instalación solar de cualquier institución teológica del país Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Episcopal Church sells Austin property

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Featured Events Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Submit an Event Listing 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 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Back to Press Releases Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Property Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN The Episcopal Church announces the sale of Block 87 in Austin, Texas, in its entirety to CPG Block 87, LP a Texas limited partnership on December 14, 2018.The Austin city block bounded by Seventh, Eighth, Trinity and Neches Streets with a commercial parking lot was purchased by the Episcopal Church in 2009 for the ultimate purpose of building a national archives facility. Enhanced parking lot management generated increased revenue each year which increased the asset value of Block 87.In 2017, the Church selected Cielo Property Group to partner in the development of this property to include space for The Archives of the Episcopal Church and an adjoining mixed-use project. In early 2018, the Church and Cielo received approval from the City for the abandonment of a bisecting alleyway, which enhanced the value of the block and paved the way for the mixed-use project to be built.At its meeting in April 2018, the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church received an update on the Archives Project. “At that time, church leadership agreed that our decision to move strategically with the development of this parcel had resulted in a significant increase in value,” said the Rev. Canon Lang Lowrey III, an advisor to the Church. “While the original intent was to create a new home for the Archives on this site, the appreciation on the property and the use of income from the parking lot to pay down debt, presented an unforeseen opportunity: to sell the property and with the proceeds, explore other locations and accelerate building of the Archives.”“This transaction is a positive development,” said Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. “It broadens the church’s opportunities and creates new possibilities for addressing the archival needs of the church.”“The sale of this parcel to CPG Block 87, LP refocuses our approach to securing a new home for the Archives,” said Mark Duffy, director of The Archives of the Episcopal Church. “Developing a building in Austin Block 87 required a significant endowment to support operating costs. Unlocking the appreciated value through this sale gives us the flexibility to move ahead and explore different options for an Archives of the 21st century.”The Archives of the Episcopal Church is the official repository of the Episcopal Church including the General Convention, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, Episcopal Church organizations, and the personal papers of its leadership.The Archives of the Episcopal Church: https://www.episcopalarchives.org/ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Jan 2, 2019 Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church sells Austin property Proceeds from sale to accelerate new Archives The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

Andy Hazell UFC fighting vs Mont de Marsan – animated gif

first_imgFriday Oct 12, 2012 Andy Hazell UFC fighting vs Mont de Marsan – animated gif Gloucester’s Andy Hazell unleashed against Mont De Marsan in their Amlin Challenge Cup match last night after he was allegedly eye-gouged and had a ‘severely sore and very red’ eye. Here is an animated gif of the incident, showing how he punshed and kneed Sebastien Ormaechea.View the full video hereThanks to CaptainSneddan (Simon) for the .gifADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

What’s in the recent jobs report — and what’s not

first_imgMuch is being said in the capitalist media about the monthly jobs report for April issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the BLS, Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent.”This is being reported as good news for workers. But is it really easier to find a job these days?A closer look shows that the decline in the unemployment rate isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. According to the BLS, only “People who are jobless, looking for a job, and available for work are counted as unemployed. … People who are neither employed nor unemployed are not in the labor force.”The government calculates the jobless rate by surveys, mostly done by telephone, asking people if they worked or looked for work in the preceding week. Obviously, if you don’t have a phone, you’re not likely to be counted. There are many homeless people out there who have neither a place to live nor a phone. In 2018, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an average of more than half a million people in the U.S. — 553,000 — were homeless each night. For the most part, they are “neither employed nor unemployed,” according to BLS criteria and therefore “not in the labor force.” People who have been without work for a long time are classified as “discouraged workers” and simply not counted. So what the BLS reports each month on the rate of unemployment is useful only as a relative, not an absolute, figure. It doesn’t tell us how many people are really out of work, but it does show a trend. The rise and fall of these numbers, while they in no way present an overview of the economy, should give us an idea of whether conditions for the working class are improving or worsening.One of the figures that the Trump administration boasted about was a slight fall in the official unemployment rate, to 3.6 percent, which is being trumpeted as the lowest since December 1969. Does that sound real to you? Well, it isn’t. Because there was also a big drop last month in the number of people who said they were looking for work. And that drop in what is called the “participation rate” accounted for most of the drop in official unemployment. According to the BLS, some 490,000 workers — that’s nearly half a million — dropped out of the labor force last month.This decline in the number of people looking for work has been going on every month since December. And it runs counter to the fact that the population has been increasing in this period. The BLS does not give reasons for why fewer people are looking for work, but becoming “discouraged workers” who have given up on finding a job must be an important factor.For Black workers, official unemployment rose 0.2 percent to 6.7 percent. That does not account for those who are involuntarily working part-time or are “discouraged.”Wages up? What they don’t sayThe May 4 New York Times gave its rosy interpretation of the BLS report, writing, “[W]ith average hourly earnings up 3.2 percent from a year ago, ordinary workers are finally sharing in the economy’s bounty.” Actually, the BLS report said that the wages of “rank-and-file workers” had declined, not risen, in the previous month by a tenth of 1 percent, but did rise over the past year by 2.9 percent, not the 3.2 percent cited by the Times. However, the BLS reports, “Real average hourly earnings” — reflecting inflation — “increased 1.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, from March 2018 to March 2019.” And the “ordinary workers” who the Times says got an increase of 3.2 percent must include some managers who got bigger increases than the rank and file.The median wage for workers with some college education but not a four-year degree is just $835 a week. People with no college education earn considerably less than that and are living below the official poverty level if they support a family.What is missing in the Times report — and in all the capitalist media — is any recognition of workers’ struggles for higher pay in this period. They write as though wage increases have been “given” by employers out of the goodness of their hearts, when the truth is that workers have had to fight tooth and nail for the smallest increases — at a time when millionaires were becoming billionaires. Completely ignored is the fact that the number of workers involved in work stoppages last year was the highest since 1986.Strikes and walkouts as workers struggleIt is important to note that the great walkouts by tens of thousands of teachers and other education workers in many states, which began almost a year and a half ago, are not even covered by the BLS statistics on strikes. What began in February 2018, when education workers in West Virginia hit the bricks, was followed over the next two months by teachers and other education workers walking out in Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kentucky. They won improvements in wages and working conditions in these generally low-wage states despite anti-labor laws, some of which make strikes by teachers illegal. But the support the workers got from the communities they serve made it impossible for the reactionary governments in these states to move against them.Along with these strikes and walkouts have been many campaigns across the country to raise the minimum wage. According to a posting last November by raisetheminimumwage.com, the Fight for $15 campaign had won $68 billion in raises for 22 million workers, especially in fast food and other service industries. Yet this reactionary, anti-worker Trump administration has the utter gall to claim credit for any wage increases workers’ have won!These struggles were most often spearheaded by people of color, migrants, women and other gender-oppressed workers. They are the very people  this government has viciously attacked on a wide number of fronts.So there is some genuine good news in the latest BLS report: Wages on average are staying ahead of inflation, but no thanks to the capitalist system or its political representatives. We give credit to the workers who have been organizing and fighting the exploiters of their labor.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena Buddhist Temple’s Annual Sukiyaki Dinner on March 23 & 24

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Faith & Religion Events Pasadena Buddhist Temple’s Annual Sukiyaki Dinner on March 23 & 24 Article and Photo by PASADENA BUDDHIST TEMPLE Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 1:56 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img 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. Business News Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Pasadena Buddhist Temple’s Annual Sukiyaki Dinner fundraiser is coming in March! Dinner includes freshly cooked sukiyaki, rice, tsukemono, soup and hot tea. Tickets are $12.00 and visitors can take-out or dine-in.Pasadena Buddhist Temple, 1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 798-4781 or visit www.pasadenabuddhisttemple.org. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Jim McGuinness working with Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley

first_img Donegal Manager Jim McGuinness is to assist Paul McGinley in his role as captain of the Europe’s Ryder Cup team.Jim McGuinness who was last night named Donegal Person of the Year, confirmed on the ‘Shaun Doherty Show’ that he has already offered advice to Paul McGinley and expects to do so more in the run up to the Ryder Cup.McGuinness, who has a degree in sports psychology, already works for Celtic as performance consultant.He says he is honoured to be able to help Paul McGinley prepare for such a major sporting event:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/jim1pmRYDER.mp3[/podcast] Jim McGuinness working with Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – January 22, 2013 Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articlePolice attacked and injured by Derry flag protestorsNext articleFine Gael Councillor backs Sean McEniff comments on Travellers News Highland Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterestlast_img read more

Supreme Court To Hear Kerala Govt Plea Against Thiruvananthapuram Airport Lease To Adani Group On March 16

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court To Hear Kerala Govt Plea Against Thiruvananthapuram Airport Lease To Adani Group On March 16 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Feb 2021 9:51 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday posted to March 16 a batch of petitions challenging the decision of the Airport Authority of India(AAI) to lease out the management of Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Adani Enterprises Limited.The Kerala Government and few other individuals have filed Special Leave Petitions against the judgment of the Kerala High Court which upheld the lease of the…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday posted to March 16 a batch of petitions challenging the decision of the Airport Authority of India(AAI) to lease out the management of Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Adani Enterprises Limited.The Kerala Government and few other individuals have filed Special Leave Petitions against the judgment of the Kerala High Court which upheld the lease of the Airport to AEL in October 2020.On Monday, a 3-judge bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said that the petitions will be listed after two weeks. Then,one of the lawyers requested the bench for a specific date, saying that the cases will go into a “limbo” otherwise. Following that, the bench agreed to give a dated posting, and accordingly, the petitions have been listed on March 16.On October 19, 2020, a division bench comprising Justices K Vinod Chandran and CS Dias of the High Court had dismissed the petitions challenging the AAI tender to Adani group, observing that Court cannot interfere with a policy decision of the executive regarding privatization of airports.The State’s challenge against the leasing out of the Airport was based on four grounds (1) promissory estoppel and legitimate expectation (2) arbitrariness in awarding the tender to the Adani Group who has no prior experience in developing and managing an Airport, (3) the financial requirements in the RFP(Request For Proposal) being tailor made to suit the Adani Group and (4) the AAI Act having not permitted any cross-subsidization, by way of utilization of the income generated from one Airport to augment the facilities of another.”We reject the ground raised by the State, of legitimate expectation as there is no benefit promised to the State Government or enjoyed by it; by way of participation in the management of TIA, which can be deemed to have been taken away by the Central Government by reason of the lease proposed. There can also be no claim of promissory estoppel as we find no promise having been extended by the Central Government or the AAI, at any point of time.”, the High Court said rejecting the first ground.The HC also observed that when there were nine others bidding for the six Airports, there can be no allegation raised of the financial capacity being tailor-made for AEL. The other bidders failed in all the Airports only because AEL quoted the highest bid in each of the six Airports, it added.”There are very few operators at the national level having Airport experience and hence the inclusion of the infrastructure sectors in the Harmonised Master List, is the submission. We also find the explanation, quite compelling; that otherwise there would be a monopoly exercised by those players having Airport experience, who would have an edge over others and be placed in a position from which they would dictate terms. We do not find any reason to hold the RFP to be vitiated for reason of the same being tailor-made for AEL, which remains in the realm of an allegation without substantiation.”, the bench said while rejecting the ‘no prior experience ground. The SLP filed by the state government contends that the grant of concession to Adani is in violation of an earlier undertaking by the Ministry of Civil Aviation which had rejected the proposal of state government to form a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to take over and run the Airport on a revenue-sharing basis. Kerala Government states that the Government of India had given an assurance to the State of Kerala that when a decision is taken to induct private sector into the management of Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Government of India would consult the State Government taking into account the contribution made by the State towards acquisition of land to the airport, also shows that the expectations of the State Government is based on the statement made by the Government of India which has the duty of making the decision.”It is submitted that crystallisation of such the legitimate expectation cannot be varied on an unfair and illegal act on the part of the Government of India,” plea states.Last week, the Karnataka High Court had issued notice on a petition filed by Airport Employees Union challenging the decision to hand over Managalore airport to Adani group.Click here to read/download the order of Feb 15Next Storylast_img read more

AG Marshall addresses Troy Rotary Club

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