Aston Martin hits Harrods

first_img Monday 15 November 2010 8:06 pm Share Aston Martin’s latest luxury car, the Cygnet, has gone on display at Harrods in Knightsbridge. The car takes pride of place in the luxury retailer’s window, and will be on display until 11 December. The car goes into full production in 2011, with a price tag of around £30,000. The car is aimed at being a city run around. It has a 1.33-litre engine and a manual gearbox. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com whatsapp Tags: NULL Aston Martin hits Harrods last_img read more

Gambling.com cites organic growth after posting profit in 2018

first_img Gambling.com cites organic growth after posting profit in 2018 Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th February 2019 | By contenteditor Gambling.com Group has cited organic growth, in combination with M&A activity, as a key driver of a year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, and for helping it post a profit for the period after making a loss in its 2017 financial year.Revenue for the 12 months through to December 31, 2018, amounted to €16.2m (£13.9m/$18.4m), up 63% on €9.97m in the previous year. The Nasdaq Stockholm-listed group has said that acquisitions played a major part in this increase, in combination with organic growth over the year. Organic growth for 2018 was 37% and, when excluding paid revenue, this stood at 46%. Search revenue was responsible for the majority of overall revenue, contributing €13.6m of the total, up from €7.57m in 2017. Paid revenue amounted to €2.62m, compared to €2.4m last year. The company noted an increase in expenses for the full year, with this amount up from €7.36m to €11.89m. Much of this was down to higher personnel expenses, the performance-marketing business spending €3.9m compared to €1.3m last year. The group said that it has scaled-up its operational resources in terms of management, personnel, full-time consultants and board of directors to support its wider growth plans. There were also increased expenses across direct costs related to paid revenue, with this rising from €2.38m to €2.58m, while depreciation and amortisation also climbed from €342,000 to €627,000. Elsewhere, non-recurring costs related to financing and investing increased from €222,000 to €849000, with other operating expenses up from €3.1m to €3.97m. However, despite the higher expenses, Gambling.com Group plc was able to post a healthy profit of €5.4m for the year, a stark improvement on the loss of €4.7m that was reported at the end of 2017. Operating profit increased from €2.6m to €4.3m, while profit before tax was also up from a loss of €4.8m to a positive of €5.5m. Adjusted EBITDA, excluding non-recurring costs, for the full year amounted to €5.8m, up 84% on €3.2m in 2017, while EBITDA climbed 69% year-on-year to €4.98m. Reflecting on the results, chief executive Charles Gillespie praised the performance, highlighting record revenue figures for the fourth quarter as a particular highlight. Q4 revenue amounted to €4.9m, up by 81% on €2.7m in 2017, while adjusted EBITDA increased 93% year-on-year to €1.4m and EBITDA 92% to €1.6m. Gambling.com experienced a loss of €477,000 for the quarter, but this was an improvement on the loss of €2.8m in the same period last year. “The group’s assets have continued to perform across the board, but particularly well in terms of organic search on the back of the Google algorithm updates from the second half of 2018,” Gillespie said. Gillespie also acknowledged regulatory changes in regions around the world that are likely to impact the business moving forward. In terms of the US, Gillespie is positive about opportunities in the US, despite the Department of Justice’s updated opinion on the Wire Act. “The legal standing of the updated opinion is highly contentious, has been vigorously attacked by former DOJ officials, politicians, legislators, attorneys general and the mainstream media, and already faces multiple court challenges,” he said. “We see the long-term effects of the new opinion being limited, but the short-term impact will be a headwind on states looking at regulating sports betting this year. “Despite the re-interpreted Wire Act, we have seen sports betting bills being introduced in 25 states so far in 2019. The proposals vary, many of which do not include provisions for a viable online gambling market in their current forms, but the amount of activity is extraordinary, and the general trend is positive.” Gillespie also gave opinion on changes in the European regulatory landscape, including in Sweden where the new, regulated market went live on January 1. Gillespie said that group assets are performing well in terms of new depositing customer production, but player value has somewhat decreased as the market absorbs the new taxes and fees required to operate. In December, the plc listed €16m in senior secured notes on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange in a move Gillespie said would boost its credibility and support its expansion plans in the US. In terms of new regulations in the UK, where Remote Gaming Duty will increase from 15% to 21% as of April 1 this year, Gillespie said this represents “a small headwind in terms of player values” in what is the group’s largest market. “Despite the short-term regulatory challenges, we remain confident in our ability to deliver substantial growth over the next 12 months,” he said. “A key focus area for 2019 is diversifying away from the UK into other regulated markets. “We are also re-doubling our efforts to maintain our lead in terms of technology by investing further into our internal tools. “We remain determined to continue to build long-term value for the group by becoming a leader in performance marketing in the United States while further strengthening our position in Europe.”center_img Gambling.com Group has cited organic growth, in combination with M&A activity, as a key driver of a year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, and for helping it post a profit for the period after making a loss in its 2017 financial year. 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DoJ to hold off on Wire Act enforcement until 2020

first_imgCasino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter A memo from the US Deputy Attorney General has informed law enforcement staff working under the Department of Justice (DoJ) that there will be no attempt to enforce the revised interpretation of the Wire Act until 2020. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting DFS Tags: Fantasy Sports Mobile Online Gambling Email Address Regions: US 13th June 2019 | By contenteditor DoJ to hold off on Wire Act enforcement until 2020 A memo from the US Deputy Attorney General has informed law enforcement staff working under the Department of Justice (DoJ) that there will be no attempt to enforce the revised interpretation of the Wire Act until 2020. The letter, from new Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, extends the forbearance period for the revised opinion to December 31, 2019, or 60 days after the final judgement in New Hampshire’s legal challenge against the new opinion, whichever is later.The DoJ originally stated that it would enforce the law, based on the stance that the Wire Act applies to all forms of gambling, 90 days after the revised opinion was published in January, from April 15. In March this was pushed back to June 14. With that deadline falling tomorrow, the Department has now effectively stated that it will not prosecute companies for failing to comply with its interpretation of the Wire Act this year. Rosen has also informed law enforcement officials that the moratorium on prosecuting state lotteries for non-compliance, issued in April, remains in place. Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

African Legends by Microgaming

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Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgFan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wurth House in Wormeldange / HVP

first_imgArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/159421/wurth-house-in-wormeldange-hermann-valentiny-and-partners Clipboard Wurth House in Wormeldange / HVPSave this projectSaveWurth House in Wormeldange / HVP Wurth House in Wormeldange / HVP CopyHouses•Wormeldange, Luxembourg Save this picture!+ 11 Share Area:  199 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Luxembourgcenter_img Architects: Hermann & Valentiny and Partners Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/159421/wurth-house-in-wormeldange-hermann-valentiny-and-partners Clipboard “COPY” 2007 Text description provided by the architects. This project is the home of a Luxembourg diplomat, who is a great lover of the arts and paintings. The house lies directly on the left bank of the Moselle, at the entrance to a wine-growing town, and is integrated in the vineyards. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotIt consists of three levels and a converted attic; however, one only recognises this fact from the Moselle because part of the building is embedded in the earth due to the slope of the site. The lowest level houses the entrance area, garage and basement and indeed vanishes on three sides into ground. The house is lit only from the southeast façade towards the Moselle, and the client has to take into account the fact that it could be inundated during severe flooding. Save this picture!SectionThe first floor also partly disappears into the slope, it contains the cooking, dining and living area as well as a terrace above the garage towards the Moselle. On the second floor are the bedrooms and a second terrace that faces towards the vineyard. There is an additional sleeping area in the attic. Save this picture!Ground FloorThe residents of Wormeldange quickly gave this house a nickname “the praying hand in the vineyard”. This is derived from the articulation of the building volume into “fingers” that only touch each other on the slope side. This treatment allowed the architect to introduce a great deal of light to the house. Two bands of windows in the roof and the façade interrupt the skin of the building, which is otherwise homogeneously clad with Corten steel.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow less’Clear Cut’ Land Art Installation / Kjellgren Kaminsky ArchitectureArticlesGuzhen Center / Volkan AlkanogluArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHermann & Valentiny and PartnersOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesWormeldangeLuxembourgPublished on August 17, 2011Cite: “Wurth House in Wormeldange / HVP” 17 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Jura / Lewandowski Architects

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Photographs:  Jack Hobhouse Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793781/jura-lewandowski-architects Clipboard United Kingdom Area:  1976 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLewandowski ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited KingdomPublished on August 25, 2016Cite: “Jura / Lewandowski Architects” 25 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore 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 Architects: Lewandowski Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” Jura / Lewandowski ArchitectsSave this projectSaveJura / Lewandowski Architects Manufacturers: Bulthaup, Eclad, IQ GlassSave this picture!© Jack HobhouseRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Louvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensText description provided by the architects. Jura is a fine example of contemporary architecture that breaks the mould in an almost entirely traditional architectural context. The Wentworth Estate, home to the world famous Wentworth Golf Club, was originally conceived in the 1920’s by renowned builder and developer W.G Tarrant and comprises architecture ranging in style from Arts and Crafts to neo-Georgian. Most newly constructed properties on the Estate, be they privately commissioned or developments, are designed in a traditional pastiche. This is largely due to fear of the unknown and risk of jeopardising future values. Jura looks to set a precedent on the Estate of how good quality, contemporary architecture can maximise the opportunities of a site in both design approach and planning terms.Save this picture!© Jack HobhouseThe design vision for the house was to create a series of moments capturing vistas both inside and outside, offering a textural and inspiring journey through the building. As you approach the building you are greeted with a natural stone façade, replicating the craftsmanship and grandeur of its more traditional peers on the estate, whilst the crisp clean lines and glimpses of what happens behind begin to reveal its true identity. The sound of falling water and ability to touch and feel the natural stone as you arrive at the entrance encourages and stimulates the experience.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ed KingsfordThe plan consists of two wings of accommodation that are connected across all three floors via a central link/bridge. This link provides not only a functional and physical connection between spaces but allows the users to always feel connected to one another by sound and sight; this connectivity of the senses can often be missing in larger properties but was key to creating a building that could function as a home.Save this picture!© Ed KingsfordThe property offers three floors of living accommodation; two floors above ground and a substantial lower ground floor which is flooded with natural light, measuring approximately 2000 sqm in total. The site offers just over 5 acres of land which is again unique for the location.Save this picture!© Ed KingsfordSave this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ed KingsfordA large challenge with this project, which has been built to the highest specification, was to design not only the external appearance but also the interior spaces with a very discerning ‘virtual client’ in mind. As such all spaces were consciously designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible, while remaining honest to the contemporary roots of the architecture.Save this picture!© Ed KingsfordThe clean and contemporary lines, enhanced by the natural limestone walls and full height glazing, offer a perfect complement to the soft natural wooded surroundings. The stone walls are accompanied by areas of Iroko cladding, a hardwood that will offer durability and elegance, while providing a finish that matures and mellows as the building settles into its new surroundings. High performance and ultra slim profile glass sliding doors are used extensively throughout to maximise natural light and offer panoramic views over the surrounding grounds.Save this picture!© Ed KingsfordThe result is an elegant and modern home, carefully conceived and crafted to respond to the site’s individual features and the potential end user.Project gallerySee allShow lessBuckminster Fuller Institute Announces the 2016 Fuller Challenge FinalistsArchitecture NewsMoscow Has a New Standard for Street DesignArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793781/jura-lewandowski-architects Clipboard Jura / Lewandowski Architects Save this picture!© Jack Hobhouse+ 33 Share 2016 “COPY” CopyHouses•United Kingdomlast_img read more

Computer Aid International asks Christmas shoppers to donate old PCs

first_img Tagged with: christmas Technology Trading Computer Aid International, the not-for-profit provider of professionally refurbished PCs to developing countries, is asking Christmas shoppers to donate their old PC equipment instead of simply disposing of it.Computer Aid International receives the majority of its donations from business users, yet recognises that with 60 per cent of UK homes now having a PC, consumers can play a valuable part in its Christmas initiative. The organisation has calculated that each refurbished computer provided to a school in the developing world will be used for an average six hours a day, 250 school days per year, for a minimum of three years. This represents a total of 4,500 extra productive hours from each PC. Advertisement  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Every year more than 125,000 tonnes of IT equipment including 1.5 million PCs are deemed prematurely obsolete and discarded in the UK and many consumes remain unaware of the alternative options for recycling and reuse available to them. Computer Aid International asks Christmas shoppers to donate old PCscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 December 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Carteles de ‘SE BUSCA’ apuntan a ‘mercenarios’ de la Junta de Control Fiscal de Puerto Rico

first_imgFiladelfia — Los huracanes Irma y María devastaron a Puerto Rico en septiembre del 2017. Pero un año antes, en junio del 2016, el presidente Barack Obama desató la devastación económica en la isla/archipiélago cuando promulgó la ley PROMESA: la Ley de Supervisión, Gestión y Estabilidad Económica de Puerto Rico. La legislación desencadenó una nueva fase en la lucha de clases en Puerto Rico y eliminó cualquier duda de que Puerto Rico es una colonia de los EUA.Básicamente, PROMESA es una agencia de cobro para servir a los grandes accionistas de Wall Street. Para ese propósito, creó una Junta de Control Fiscal dictatorial denominada la “Junta” por las/os puertorriqueños. La JCF está dirigida por el corredor de seguros José Carrión III. Los miembros de la junta incluyen a Andrew G. Biggs, del American Enterprise Institute en Washington; el financiero Carlos M. García y el banquero José R. González, ambos con conexiones al Banco de Santander; Arthur J. González, juez jubilado del Tribunal de Quiebras de EUA para el Distrito Sur de Nueva York; y David A. Skeel, Jr., profesor de derecho corporativo en la Universidad de Pennsylvania.Skeel, quien enseña leyes de bancarrota, vive y trabaja en Filadelfia. Julia Keleher, originaria de Filadelfia, fue contratada por la JCF para servir como “Secretaria de Educación” de PR a pesar de su falta de experiencia educativa. Ambos han sido blanco de una campaña de carteles “SE BUSCA” en Filadelfia que expone su servicio a los ricos accionistas de Wall Street.En el verano del 2018, comenzaron a aparecer los carteles en el campo de la Universidad de Pennsylvania, incluyendo uno publicado en la puerta de la oficina de Skeel. Se llevaron a cabo manifestaciones para llamar la atención sobre los papeles jugados por Skeel y Keleher en el robo de los recursos de Puerto Rico.Skeel respondió en un artículo de opinión del 13 de septiembre en el diario Wall Street Journal y señaló que los carteles lo acusaban de ser “mercenario” que “exige que la sangre de los puertorriqueños pague a los accionistas de Wall Street”.¿La defensa de Skeel? Simplemente que “PROMESA instruyó a la junta de supervisión para ayudar a ‘lograr la responsabilidad fiscal y el acceso a los mercados de capital’”.Pero la historia de Skeel, un especialista en leyes de bancarrota, muestra por qué los carteles lo describen como un” mercenario “. En un artículo publicado en el diario  Wall Street Journal en el 2014, este argumentó que la gestión de la crisis de la deuda en PR podría ser un caso de prueba para atacar los derechos de las/os trabajadores. Citó paralelos con los estados de EUA que enfrentan dificultades similares, como Illinois, Nueva Jersey, Pensilvania y ciudades como Filadelfia.En el artículo, Skeel señaló que, a diferencia de los funcionarios locales reacios a hacer recortes drásticos porque están sujetos a reelecciones, una junta nombrada por mandato del Congreso podría salirse con la suya atacando a los sindicatos de empleados públicos y recortando programas, empleos y beneficios.Él escribió: “Puede haber un lado positivo en estas nubes financieras”.Guerra de clases contra trabajadoras/es y pobresEntonces, ¿quién puede llenar sus bolsillos con esa plata, obtenida a través de la “reestructuración” de la deuda de Puerto Rico? Los miembros de la JCF, nombrados por el presidente de EUA y elegidos por líderes de la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado, recibieron amplios poderes para servir los intereses de los accionistas, sin rendir cuentas al pueblo de PR.Los poderes de la JCF incluye instituir la congelación automática de las contrataciones y reducir el salario mínimo de las/os trabajadores menores de 25 años de $7,25 a $4,25.Los despidos, los recortes en los servicios básicos y los aumentos en el costo de la vida agravaron el hambre y la pobreza, empeorando después de que el huracán María golpeara. Las ejecuciones hipotecarias de viviendas y recuperaciones de automóviles se generalizaron.Bajo el pretexto de “estimular la economía”, la Ley de Transformación y Flexibilización Laboral, aprobada en el 2017, despojó a las/os trabajadores de las ganancias ganadas con esfuerzo, incluida la jornada de ocho horas, mientras se recortaban los salarios, las vacaciones y los días de enfermedad, se reducían los bonos y se extendían períodos de prueba de las/os trabajadores.La aprobación de la Ley de Un Empleador afectó a las/os trabajadores del sector público al establecer al gobierno como un empleador único que podía trasladar a las/os trabajadores de una agencia a otra, incluso al sector privado. Las/os trabajadores que se mudan enfrentan la pérdida de protecciones ganadas en virtud de acuerdos de negociación colectiva, incluida la antigüedad.Además de los ataques draconianos contra los derechos de las/os trabajadores, la JCF también impuso más impuestos y aumentos de multas y peajes en general, al tiempo que recortaba los subsidios municipales y las asignaciones para programas de arte, cultura y deportes y programas que protegen a las mujeres.PROMESA abrió el camino para la venta de propiedades públicas rentables para que el capital privado pudiera obtener ganancias imprevistas en millones. Las posesiones públicas rentables se llevaron a la bancarrota y se vendieron “a precio de baratillo”.En el frente ambiental, PROMESA propuso la “transferencia” de la responsabilidad de la limpieza de la contaminación masiva de Vieques del Departamento del Interior de EUA al gobierno de Puerto Rico. La contaminación en ese municipio insular provino de 60 años de prácticas de bombardeo de la Marina de los EUA. Este plan limitaría el gobierno de PR, el municipio y las/os individuos de reclamar los daños resultantes de la contaminación de las operaciones de la Marina.Otros recortes de la JCF incluyeron $1 mil millones de dólares de la atención médica, una reducción del 10 por ciento en las pensiones, un recorte de más de $600 millones en el presupuesto de la Universidad de PR y el cierre de cientos de escuelas bajo el mandato de Keleher, una consultora con salario de $250.000 para trabajar como secretaria de educación.En su cartel “se busca”, se describe a Julia Keleher como una “mercenaria despiadada contratada para matar la educación pública; Se demostró que era completamente ignorante acerca de los valores, la cultura, la historia, la literatura y el idioma de las/os niños puertorriqueños bajo su tutela”.Uso de desastres para desmantelar la educación públicaContratada en enero de 2017, Keleher introdujo una estrategia impopular para cerrar las escuelas públicas. El presupuesto del Departamento de Educación local se redujo en 500 millones de dólares. En el 2018, la Junta exigió $200 millones adicionales en recortes, incluidos $80 millones de la educación especial.Después del huracán María, madres, padres y maestras/os se reunieron para reparar escuelas y hacer malabares con los salones de clases debido a que muchas familias se fueron a EUA. Las cosas volvían lentamente a la normalidad hasta que Keleher golpeó.Las/os maestros fueron despedidos, cientos de escuelas cerradas, y las/os niños, incluyendo aquellas/os con necesidades especiales, fueron apiñados en los salones de clases. Cuando protestaron por estas “reformas” en manifestaciones callejeras, maestras/os y estudiantes fueron brutalmente atacados por la policía.Un mes después del huracán María, Keleher tuiteó una recomendación de que “los isleños usaran las consecuencias del huracán Katrina ‘como un punto de referencia’ y una ‘oportunidad para crear nuevas y mejores escuelas’”. Después de Katrina, Nueva Orleans despidió a la mayoría de las/os maestros, cerró casi todas las escuelas públicas y las reemplazó con charters.En una entrevista de octubre de 2017 con ‘Education Week’, Keleher aprobó la propuesta de la Secretaria de Educación de EUA, Betsy DeVos, de que el Congreso renuncie a los requisitos de financiar la educación para adultos y la especial en los distritos que se recuperan de desastres naturales. DeVos acababa de publicar pautas de reducción de fondos para estados y regiones, incluido Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de EUA. (tinyurl.com/ycpwq2j7)Los 120 años de ocupación de Puerto Rico por EUA serán enjuiciados en el Tribunal Internacional de Crímenes Coloniales de los Estados Unidos en Puerto Rico el 27 de octubre en la ciudad de Nueva York. PROMESA definitivamente estará en la lista de actos delictivos acusados. Se oirán testimonios de activistas que luchan contra los mercenarios del capitalismo como Skeel y Keleher.Las/os activistas comunitarios, estudiantes y trabajadoras/es en los estados que citó Skeel deben tomar nota de lo que él y otros miembros de la JCF han diseñado en PR y aprender de las protestas llevadas a cabo desde desde junio del 2016. Cuando la JCF celebró su primera conferencia el 31 de agosto de 2016, las organizaciones juveniles, laborales y sociales se manifestaron contra PROMESA y bloquearon el acceso a la conferencia hasta que la policía tuvo que despejar el camino.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

An Even Bigger Challenge for Dicamba: A Wet Spring

first_img An Even Bigger Challenge for Dicamba: A Wet SpringUsing dicamba products is a big challenge for growers; but, in a year this this one, it is even a bigger challenge. With planting running weeks behind across the Midwest, finding a window to use a dicamba weed control product is getting harder. Jeff Bunting, with Growmark FS, says growers may have to find a different way to use this technology, “It may be they will have to use it as a burndown or wait until after planting and come back with a post emerge application.”He recommends using dicamba as soon as possible to avoid any mandatory cut off dates, “If you can’t get  your weed control started before planting because of time, then find an opportunity soon after planting to get your weed control program started. It may be that some growers are faced with the choice of planting or weed control. It is going to be different for every operation and location.” He declined to say if dicamba use would be lower this year because of the spring weather but admitted it is certainly going to present some challenges.  With the uncertainty being faced by many growers, Bunting says, “Have a plan B and maybe even a plan C when it comes to your weed control program.”Despite the restrictions the technology has, Bunting says it is still a tool that growers need, “Farmers need a tool to control tough to control weeds and fight weed resistance. We have 2 years’ experience with the products, and they have performed well.”  He told HAT growers and applicators are getting better about following label directions and applying the products, “About the only thing they still struggle with is the weather.” He added that understanding what an inversion is and when it might occur is an area where there are problems. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News An Even Bigger Challenge for Dicamba: A Wet Spring Facebook Twitter An Even Bigger Challenge for Dicamba: A Wet Spring By Gary Truitt – May 21, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous article72% in IN Farm Bureau Survey Say Trade Situation is Jeopardizing Their OperationNext articleIndy Fastest Rookie Grew Up with Appreciation of 500 Traditions Gary Truittlast_img read more