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Lib Dem revolt overshadows Clegg speech

first_img whatsapp Lib Dem revolt overshadows Clegg speech Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com KCS-content whatsapp Monday 20 September 2010 9:14 pm Share NICK Clegg launched an impassioned defence of his decision to cut a power sharing deal with the Tories yesterday, after his party issued a stinging rebuke over the coalition’s education plans. Speaking in his keynote address to the Liberal Democrat party conference, Clegg said the party had not “lost its soul” by signing up to a Conservative-led government.He said swingeing spending cuts were the “only choice” if Britain is to plug its yawning Budget deficit, and accused the former Labour government of bringing “the country to the brink of bankruptcy”. But Clegg’s speech was overshadowed by a massive revolt over the coalition’s schools policy. Party members overwhelmingly passed a motion opposing plans to create more academies and free schools, which are free from local authority control. The motion, which took party leaders by surprise, said there was a risk that the new schools would increase “social divisiveness and inequity in a system that is already unfair”.The defeat is particularly troubling for the Liberal Democrats because members are supposed to set official party policy at conference. That means the party leadership is in the uncomfortable position of promoting a policy that has been vetoed by grass roots members. Clegg was forced to hastily rewrite part of his speech following the revolt. He insisted the policy – which has been enthusiastically backed by both coalition parties – was compatible with Liberal Democrat values. He said: “It wouldn’t be a Liberal Democrat conference if we didn’t have a motion that provoked strong passions on both sides. The great thing is that all Liberal Democrats share a passion for education.”DEMOCRATIC TRADITION POSES HEADACHE FOR LIB DEM MINISTERSFor most parties, a grass roots revolt wouldn’t be much of a problem.?Tony Blair was famous for pursuing policies that upset rank-and-file Labour members, while David Cameron has taken the Tories in a direction that has annoyed many among the party faithful.But the Lib Dems are different. Their conference is seen first and foremost as a policy-making forum. If members don’t like a policy, the leaders are supposed to drop it. Nick Clegg even had to ballot members at an emergency assembly before he went into a coalition with the Tories.The Lib Dem leadership is in an incredibly tricky position. Now that the motion attacking academies and free schools has been passed, the party is supposed to campaign against the policy. But the legislation has already been passed and Lib Dem schools minister Sarah Teather (pictured) is responsible for ensuring it is effective.The democratic tradition has attracted members interested in setting policy rather than simply carrying cards. But it is a headache for a party that is now in government – not opposition. last_img read more

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Tesco plan to sell mortgages delayed by FSA

first_img KCS-content Sunday 3 October 2010 10:27 pm whatsapp Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img TESCO’S plans to sell mortgages in Britain could face a delay because it has yet to receive approval from the country’s financial services watchdog.“The FSA (Financial Services Authority) is just being careful. It is a new process and it is very difficult,” a Tesco spokesman said.He declined to comment on a report in a Sunday newspaper that Tesco’s plans to enter the home loans market could be delayed by up to 12 months.Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, had originally hoped to start selling mortgages late this year. However, it was recently reported that the group was aiming to launch a home loans product in March.The company, which reports first-half results tomorrow, is building up its banking and insurance business, and is expected to launch a fixed-rate savings account later this month, and a current account next year.Only last week Tesco Bank, which is led by Benny Higgins, agreed a £59m deal that will see Fortis UK provide travel insurance to some 170,000 customers each year. A year ago the pair announced a similar tie-up on motor and household insurance. Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Tesco plan to sell mortgages delayed by FSA More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comlast_img read more

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Liontrust posts loss but boosts client inflows

first_img Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Centercenter_img KCS-content Wednesday 24 November 2010 8:41 pm Liontrust posts loss but boosts client inflows ASSET-management firm Liontrust reported a pre-tax loss of £1.6m in the six months to 30 September according to an earnings report released yesterday. Despite the loss, the firm saw its first net investment inflows in six years. Investors moved £90m into Liontrust products last quarter, and have already invested £76m since October. Total assets under management now amount to £1.24 bn. Vinay Abrol, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, said: “We are moving in the right direction because we have a sound marketing strategy.”He added: “Our shareholders are very supportive, and we have a robust cash balance.” The company offers unit trusts and hedge fund products in the UK and continental Europe. Liontrust inflows increased after a strong performance of its funds in recent months. Major brokerage house Hargreaves Lansdown also helped increase inflows after it recommended Liontrust’s European Absolute Return fund. Its shares closed down 1.5p at 92.50p, yesterday. whatsapplast_img read more

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Mortgage loans at 8-month high

first_img Mortgage loans at 8-month high THE number of mortgages approved for house purchase rose to an eight-month high during March as activity in the property market showed signs of picking up, figures have revealed.A total of 31,660 loans were approved for people buying a new home, five per cent more than during the previous month and the highest level since July last year, according to the British Bankers’ Association. Despite the improvement, the figure is still 10 per cent lower than the number of loans approved in March last year. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Wednesday 27 April 2011 8:19 pm whatsapp Sharecenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health MagazineTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameElvenarIf You Need to Kill Time on Your Computer, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryHero WarsBig Boss of internet games!Hero WarsBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search Ads More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Premier League LIVE: Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City starts EPL campaign with…

first_img Premier League LIVE: Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City starts EPL campaign with big game against Wolves, Watch it LIVE TAGSManchester City match live streamingManchester City starting lineupPremier League LivePremier League Live Streaming in India Disney+ HotstarWolves starting lineupWolves vs Manchester City head to headWolves vs Manchester City live SHARE Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Mumbai Indians Yuvraj Singh slams BCCI, ‘Board handled end of my career in a very unprofessional manner’Interestingly, if Wolves defeat Manchester City on Tuesday then it will become the first team to ever beat a Guardiola side in three successive league matches. Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Italy kick-off proceedings in Rome; Follow Live Updates, Football Football Esports Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Must-win game for both teams, Kickoff at 9.30PM IST; Follow Live Updates center_img Manchester City to play Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Tuesday at 12:30 am.Premier League Live: Wolves vs Manchester City Head to Head HistoryWolves vs Manchester City Total matches – 8Wolverhampton Wanderers LiveTotal Games won – 3Total Games lost – 4Total Games draw – 1Manchester City LiveTotal Games won – 4Total Games lost – 3Total Games draw – 1Where fans can catch Premier League game between Wolves and Manchester City Live Streaming in the Indian Sub-Continent?Premier League game between Wolves and Manchester City will be broadcasted LIVE on Star Sports Select & Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar in the Indian Sub-Continent.Premier League Fans in India can catch the game LIVE @ 12:30 AM on Tuesday.Predicted lineups:Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Traore, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal; Podence, Jimenez, NetoManchester City possible starting lineup:Ederson; Walker, Garcia, Ake, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Football Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match Sport News Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Facebook Twitter Previous articleIPL 2020 LIVE: Watch IPL 2020 LIVE for FREE on Disney+Hotstar VIP via JIO and AirtelNext articleTokyo 2020 consulting firm paid around $370,000 to Diack’s son – report Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Manchester City will become the final team to get their 2020-21 Premier League season underway after they were given extra time off after their excursions in the UEFA Champions League last month. Heading into the 2020/21 season, Pep Guardiola will hope to wrestle the title back from Liverpool this season, while also challenging on the other three fronts.On the other hand, Wolves beat City home and away last season and kicked off their own campaign with a fine win at Sheffield United last week. However, Nuno Espirito Santo & co. come into this game on the back of a narrow defeat to Stoke City in the Carabao Cup, meaning they now have just the FA Cup and the Premier League left to play for. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter FootballEnglish Premier LeagueSportSport News Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED Football By Kunal Dhyani – September 21, 2020 last_img read more

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Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) Q12017 Presentation

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2017 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

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Valacco – Cordova House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh

first_img “COPY” Projects photographs:  Juan Carlos Sabbagh CruzPhotographs:  Courtesy of Juan Carlos Sabbagh CruzStructural Engineer:INGEVSA (Eduardo Valenzuela)Builder:Christian Sagner y Raimundo Correa AsociadosHeating Engineer:Inproterm Proyectos Ltda.Electrical Engineer:Concha & Gana (Ingenieria Eléctrica ICG y Cia. Ltda.)Lighting Design:Felipe Vicuña NecocheaLandscape Design:Piera SartoriSoil Mechanics:Ruz & Vukasovic ingenieros asociados Ltda.Sanitary Installations:I.S.U.C. Ltda.Site Area:1068 sqmDesign Year:2010Principal Materials:Reinforced concrete, stone, glassCollaborators:Nicolás Sabbagh Cruz, Sebastián Vargas HazbunCity:ZapallarCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess Specs Houses Chile Valacco – Cordova House / Juan Carlos SabbaghSave this projectSaveValacco – Cordova House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh Save this picture!© Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz+ 19 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/422279/valacco-cordova-house-juan-carlos-sabbagh Clipboard Save this picture!© Juan Carlos Sabbagh CruzText description provided by the architects. The assignment consisted on a single family home in the condominium summer resort Costa Cachagua in Zapallar. The plot had a moderate slope to the south-west with a nice view of the sea and Maitencillo.Save this picture!© Juan Carlos Sabbagh CruzRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodEGGERLaminatesThe main concern was to make the house take advantage of views without generating inhospitable spaces due to the glare of the setting sun. Save this picture!Plan 01 Thus, the house turns the main rooms to the sea but they are protected by large eaves formed by terraces to the south-west and parasols, allowing contemplation in shadow. Save this picture!© Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz Another aim was to frame these overlooks with vegetation, in order to add sun protection while generating a green foreground which gives life to the interior, and bring to the second floor the sensation of being at garden level, without being so. Save this picture!© Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz For this, we generated a continuous planter around 3 sides exposed to the sun, so deciduous creepers and plants wrap the house and views, adding bioclimatic passive protection against strong sun radiation. Save this picture!© Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz In the summer, the creepers will hang from the planters and climb the parasol walls covering them with green leaves, bringing its shade, while in winter the leaves will change to red and then disappear to allow the house to absorb the sun’s heat. Save this picture!© Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz To work the slope it was decided to make a single retaining wall, clad in stone, which surrounds the house and confronted against the hill generating the plane of the first level. The house is separated from the wall, generating an edge courtyard which isolates from the moisture of the hill´s soil and allows the sunlight to enter the bedrooms on the first level. The ground floor is set back in order to generate eaves to protect it from rain and sun, which makes the second floor as suspended in an apparent lightness.In the hall´s area this surrounding courtyard extends further, to prioritize and define access. Programmatically was decided to separate the children area from the adult’s rooms in order to reconcile simultaneous uses of a large number of people in a relatively tight area. Save this picture!Plan 02 The bedrooms of kids and guests and the living room were located on the first level, connected directly to the garden, terrace and barbecue. At the second level, in order to appreciate the views even more, were placed all main rooms such as living room, kitchen, master bedroom and guest bedroom. Save this picture!Sections A major concern was that the house also maintains a “beach house” character although their high quality finishes. That is the reason why we kept the concepts of “lookout terrace”, “bench seat with backrest railing” and “external staircase” that connects all the rooms between them by the outside and directly to the garden. Project gallerySee allShow lessFish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel ArkitekterSelected ProjectsGreen Screen House / Hideo Kumaki Architect OfficeSelected Projects Share Valacco – Cordova House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh Architects: Juan Carlos Sabbagh Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2012center_img Year:  CopyHouses•Zapallar, Chile CopyAbout this officeJuan Carlos SabbaghOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapallarHousesChilePublished on August 30, 2013Cite: “Valacco – Cordova House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh” 30 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Memorial for audacious GI union leader

first_imgAndy Stapp, Esquire 1969The memorial for Andy Stapp on Nov. 1 turned into a reunion of members and supporters of the American Servicemen’s Union, which he had headed, as well as of his comrades in Workers World Party, long-time acquaintances from near and far, family members and former students who thought him the best and funniest history teacher in the world.As people arrived, they were greeted by a stunning collage of photos and images showing various aspects of Stapp’s life, including the historic August 1968 Esquire magazine cover story, “Exclusive: The plot to unionize the U.S. Army.”The meeting was serious, revolutionary, passionate and rollicking as some two dozen people took the podium to give their memories of this former GI. Stapp, who died this September, had gladdened the hearts of multitudes of soldiers, sailors and marines who refused to fight the Vietnamese people and who applauded his audacious organizing against the Army officer corps.Not lost in the sometimes raucous nostalgia about army life and the stockade was the connection to today’s wars. They are products of the same imperialism that tried, and failed, to subdue the Vietnamese, but has since killed and maimed millions of people in dozens of countries, including U.S. veterans now suffering high rates of suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder.The ASU vets told how the amazing steadfastness of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam had led to the almost total erosion of discipline in the autocratic U.S. Army, often with hilarious results.Another prominent theme was the ASU’s strong stand against sexism and racism, which laid the basis for militant solidarity among the enlisted soldiers at a time when the government wanted to use its troops against the Black rebellions at home. The GI union supported these freedom struggles and the soldiers who refused to carry out the military’s illegal and unjust orders.Messages were read from former ASU members who couldn’t be there, including Richard Wheaton, one of the founders of the union, and Eddie Oquendo, an African-American draft resister who went to Fort Sill, Okla., to attend Stapp’s second court- ­martial.The memorial was held, fittingly, at a union headquarters — the large auditorium at 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, which graciously extended the time for the meeting to four hours to accommodate all those who wished to speak.Plans are underway to post online the story of Andy Stapp, including a film of the memorial, other historic visual material, messages sent to the meeting and eventually e-copies of his book, “Up Against the Brass.” People in the audience contributed to this project. Readers who would like to donate and inspire today’s youth with what is possible in the struggle to end imperialist wars should contact Deirdre Griswold Stapp at [email protected] or write to Deirdre Griswold Stapp, c/o Workers World, 147 West 24th St., 2nd floor, NY, NY 10011.For more information about Andy Stapp’s life and struggles, Google “Workers World Andy Stapp” or go to workers.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Planting Forecast: More Moisture Moving Through

first_img Planting Forecast: More Moisture Moving Through Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 26, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Planting Forecast: More Moisture Moving Through Ryan Martin’s Hoosier Ag Today Planting Weather Forecast is brought to you by your Indiana Corn and Soybean checkoff programs and First Farmers Bank & Trust.Sun starts off the day Saturday, but clouds return quickly and bring scattered showers back by late afternoon. They continue through the overnight tomorrow night and will be done by sunrise Sunday. Rain totals there can be from a few hundredths up to half an inch with 70% coverage across the state. The half inch totals will be limited to the northern third of the state, north of US 24. Sunday turns out partly sunny, but cool. In fact, morning lows Sunday morning can be pushing the lower 30s in Northern Indiana.Wet weather is back for a large part of next week. We have rain in the forecast for most of the state on at least 3 of the 5 days of the work week. Monday moisture runs back into the state with .25”-.1” rain totals and 80% coverage. Tuesday has lingering showers mostly central and south, but we won’t rule them out anywhere. Rain totals will be a few hundredths to half an inch, coverage 50% statewide. Showers and thunderstorms are here for both Wednesday and Thursday. Rain totals can be from .1”-.75” Wednesday, half to 1.5” Thursday with coverage each day at 80% statewide.Friday scattered showers linger and can add another .25” of liquid, but the biggest key there is that we are not going to be drying. Next Saturday should turn out mostly sunny, with no change from our previous forecast. Sunday continues to be a key date to watch. Models are flip flopping on the potential for a strong cluster of thunderstorms trying to push up from the SW. If that movement develops, that would bring rains of .25”-1.5” to the state with 75% coverage, and the potential for some strong to severe weather.  If not, we could see dry weather for Sunday afternoon, and then also into Monday and Tuesday, the 6th and 7th. So, the thunderstorm cluster is very important to watch for development or dissipation, because that is what looks like the only thing standing in the way of us seeing about a 4-day dry stretch that finishes the 10 day period and moves into the extended window. The map below shows cumulative 10-day rain totals for the period from the 27th through the May 5th. The map shows the worst case scenario of our daily totals listed above from today forward…but still, even if we get the lower end of each range…that’s a lot of water!!Another story for this coming week will be temperatures. We will see normal to below normal temps, and we continue to be concerned about potential for frost in the May 1-10 window. Days to watch right snow are the morning May 4th (32-34 degree morning lows in north central Indiana) and May 5th (33-35 degree morning lows in NE Indiana)Extended Period:The rest of the extended forecast has rain returning for Wednesday the 8th, and then rain chances each day all the way through the 11th. That period could end up triggering some half to 2” rain totals combined over all 4 days. That means we still do not see a good enough period of dry down that gets us super excited about major planting progress here in Indiana.Weeks 3 & 4:Weeks 3 and 4 are still looking cooler than normal over the entire state. We also have seen our hope for a dry window deteriorate quickly. We have 1 system coming through in week three that lasts at least 24-36 hours (14th-15th), and can bring half to 1” or more, and then 2 systems in week 4 (20th-21st, and 24th) that bring rains up to 1.5” combined and full state coverage. The windows for drying will be short and tight. This set up produces near normal precipitation for week three, and near to slightly above normal for week 4.Week 3Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)Week 4Precipitation (green: above normal, brown: below)Temperatures (blue: below normal, orange: above)Soil temps as of Friday (4/26)Averaging mid 40s to mid 60s. look for these to drop several degrees following this weekend’s cold push. Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn Planting Date ConsiderationsNext articleHoosier Ag This Week: Hemp Legal in IN, Undercover Activists at Fair Oaks, and Right to Farm Law Passes Test Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security”

first_imgBrought before a court in the regional capital, Erbil, the three freelance journalists are victims of a wave of arrests carried out by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in response to a series of major protests in recent months against its handling of the economic crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.Sherwan Sherwani was arrested on 7 October while Guhdar Zebari and Ayaz Karam were arrested on 22 October after social media posts echoing protesters’ demands and complaints, including complaints about delays in paying the salaries of state employees and allegations of government corruption. During a press conference on 10 February, the KRG referred to the situation of journalists and activists who have been jailed in recent months. Without naming anyone, KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said “some individuals were agents for foreign intelligence services” and others “were armed and were plotting to blow up buildings and attack foreign citizens” – crimes punishable by life imprisonment.In the same press conference, Barzani said the KRG “supports journalism and the rights of journalists in all forms” and but warned that the authorities needed to prevent “illicit activities carried out under the banner of journalism.”“We call on the Kurdistan Regional Government to release the reporters and drop the charges against them,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “If the KRG claims to support journalists and respect their rights, it must consent to letting them cover public interest issues, including those journalists who are the most critical of its current policies, and especially at the current moment, which is crucial because of the Covid-19 pandemic.” In November, RSF and the Geneva-based MENA Rights Group (MRG) asked UN human rights experts to do everything possible to obtain Sherwan Sherwani’s release and to investigate his enforced disappearance for the first 19 days after his arrest on 7 October and the torture to which he has reportedly been subjected.Two other journalists are currently detained in Iraqi Kurdistan. Omed Baroshki was arrested on 18 August and Qahraman Shukri was arrested from home on 27 January on grounds that are not yet known, after criticizing online the political repression carried out by the KRG. Qahraman Shukri is the son of Shukri Zaynadin, a journalist who died in still unexplained circumstances in late 2016. His son insists he was the victim of a “political murder.”Iraq is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Organisation Update (February, 16th 2021): the three independent journalists Sherwan Sherwani, Guhdar Zebari and Ayaz Karam were found guilty of “undermining national security” and sentenced to six years in prison by the Erbil Criminal Court on Tuesday February, 16th. Sherwan Sherwani is notably accused of having worked for Iran. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of five journalists arrested during the past six months in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, three of whom appeared in court for the first time today and were accused of “undermining national security,” a charge carrying a possible life sentence. to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iraq February 15, 2021 – Updated on February 16, 2021 Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistancenter_img Help by sharing this information December 1, 2020 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : RSF and MRG ask UN experts to press for Kurdish journalist’s release News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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