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iPad 2 moves the tablet goalposts out of sight

first_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Share Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content SO the iPad 2 is finally here, unveiled by Steve Jobs who, if you believe some of the more hyperbolic reports, may have risen from the dead to show it off in San Francisco last week.Geeks flocked to BBC studios for the live link-up to the event; so many geeks that there was nowhere for them to sit. They spewed into the aisles, glazed expressions fixed on the giant screen, awaiting the appearance of their messiah. Almost everyone had a Mac perched on their knees, raising the question of why Apple even bothers to hold these events when they are so obviously preaching to the converted.“It’s Just. So… Cool, ” Jobs drooled as the tablet flashed up behind him. People whooped. Jobs shook his head in apparent disbelief at what he’d created, wide eyed, like an old man who had just discovered a dirty picture of his first girlfriend. The new iPad is thin, sleek, impossibly curvy – it’s the unobtainable supermodel of the gadget world. If it came with a set of plug-in genitalia, human procreation would cease overnight, replaced by a dull, obsessive digital onanism. It even comes with a bendy magnetic cover that wipes the screen clean for you. (The “smart cover” is made from polyurethane, which, we’re reliably informed, is the same material they use to make spacesuits. SPACESUITS. Presumably astronauts can now check their Twitter feed while carrying out maintenence work on the outside of their spacecraft.)No rivals had caught up with the first generation iPad and now Apple has shifted the goalposts even further over the horizon.But having the best product in the market isn’t enough. Like a spoilt only-child the iPad seems to crave impossible levels of praise.In a promotional video, one man says the it will “change the way doctors practice medicine”. Another claims it can improve childrens’ grades by “50 or 60 per cent”. If it had lasted a few minutes longer the generically handsome people would probably have told us the iPad has build an underwater city to rival Atlantis.With Jobs likely to hand over the chief executive role to Tim Cook soon and design maestro Jonny Ive hankering for a move back to the UK, this could be one of the last launches by the dream-team behind every product from the iMac to the iPod. Despite the occasional bout of verbal diarrhoea the part of the Apple marketing department, the iPad 2 would make a fitting [email protected]_Dinneen Monday 7 March 2011 7:08 pm iPad 2 moves the tablet goalposts out of sight Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Naomi Osaka most marketable athlete; Kohli 15th: SportsPro

first_img Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates Football Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country WTC Final LIVE Day 3: No rain for now but dark clouds & bad light threaten India vs New Zealand Day 3 WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – August 20, 2019 Cricket Previous articleBig reprieve for Sreesanth; life ban reduced to seven yearsNext articleMyTeam11 stays out of BCCI Title Rights bid process Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Football Cricket Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Football PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Latest Sports NewsSportSport NewsSports Business Naomi Osaka has been named the world’s most marketable athlete for 2019 by sports business media company SportsPro. Team India captain Virat Kohli is placed 15th in the list of world’s most marketable athletes prepared on the basis of the Hookit’s Promotional Effectiveness Score.Paul Pogba, the table topper last year, has fallen to the 11th position, while Naomi Osaka has climbed  27 spots to emerge the table topper. Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoPUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’UndoWrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchUndoLone Indian in the list, Kohli has fallen three rungs from his 12th position in 2018. England speedster Jofra Archer is placed 40th on his maiden appearance in the SportsPro rankings list, which is in its 10th year now.SportsPro media has also released a video-graph of the athletes, who occupied the top ten positions this year.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Courtesy: SportsProThe rising WTA star, the 21-year-old Naomi becomes only the second female athlete to top the list after a breakthrough year in which she won two Grand Slam singles titles and ascended to number one in the world for the first time.Also Read: Naomi Osaka silences reporters in a bold Nike commercialSportsPro’s list assesses athletes from across the world according to their marketing potential over the coming three-year period, taking into account criteria such as age, home market, crossover appeal, charisma and willingness to be marketed.The list for the second successive year has been prepared by social media analytics and insights provided by Hookit, SportsPro’s official data partner, whose Promotional Effectiveness (PE) Score aims to evaluate how effective a promoter an athlete is on social media, regardless of their follower count.Hookit’s Promotional Effectiveness (PE) Score is an evolution of the Marketability Score the company created for SportsPro to inform its 2018 list of the world’s 50 most marketable athletes, states a SportsPromedia.com report.The PE Score is a composite grading system with a maximum of 100 points. It is made up of five normalised sub-scores that look at posting habits, content creation, and fan/follower engagement on promoted content.The score aims to evaluate how effective a promoter an entity is, regardless of their follower count. It is a way to compare entities on a level playing field by examining the quality of their promoted posts, the regularity with which they are promoting, and how their promoted content performs relative to the rest of their content.Osaka follows in the footsteps of fellow tennis star Eugenie Bouchard, who topped SportsPro’s list in 2015, and is the first Asian to be named number one. This year’s ranking features a record number of female athletes, with 16 making the cut.Also Read: It will be foolish to remove Virat Kohli from captaincy: Akhtar Naomi Osaka most marketable athlete; Kohli 15th: SportsPro TAGSMost marketable athletes 2019Naomi OsakaPaul PogbaSportsProVirat KohliWorld’s most marketable athletes 2019World’s most Popular athletes 2019 SHARE Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Esports last_img read more

Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited (ABSA.ke) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgAbsa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAbsa Bank Kenya Plc formerly known as Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited is a leading financial service provider in Kenya offering banking products and services to the consumer and corporate sectors under the categories Personal Banking, Prestige Banking, Premier Banking, Corporate, Treasury and Lie Assurance. The company specialises in offering solutions for specialist investment banking, financing, risk management and advisory services for corporates, financial institutions and government clients. Its personal banking division offers full-service banking; ranging from personal transactional accounts to credit application and wealth and investment management, with electronic and mobile banking support. The financial institution has approximately 120 outlets and 230 ATMs, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Barclays Bank of Kenya is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa Bank Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Apopka school bus depot and filling station completed

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply TAGSChristine Moore District 7 School Board MemberCommissioner Diane VelazquezMayor Joe KilsheimerOrange County Public Schools Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleOCSO arrests man suspected of aiding Loyd Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR June 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Elaine Savage, an OCPS bus driver for 22 years, spoke on behalf of the bus drivers that will utilize the depot.“This compound is truly a blessing for us. We are thankful we have a secure place. We are thankful we have a home.” 1 COMMENT Where can I apply for a bus driving job for apopka?center_img Northwest Bus Compound expected to save $400,000 annuallyBus drivers, start your engines… and fill your gas tanks, all at the same place.Orange County Public Schools unveiled its newest bus depot/fueling station yesterday at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Northwest Bus Compound facility next to Apopka Middle School on Votaw Road in Apopka.Kilsheimer – “If there is something I can do to advance education in Apopka, I will do it.”The depot includes four bus fueling pumps under a canopy, new paving, a maintenance building and new landscaping.With the compound completed, the district expects to save over $400,000 a year by not having school buses driving the long distances to fuel up in Pine Hills, which means buses will drive 107,000 miles less and save more than 15,000 gallons of fuel each year. The project’s budget was $1.4 million.Bill Wen, OCPS Senior Director of Transportation, explained the primary reasons for the project.“Our goal in transportation is to lower cost without lowering service. By not going to the Pine Hills Depot, we will save 15,000 gallons of fuel annually. We don’t want to drive buses without passengers on board.”Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer spoke at the event and expressed his willingness to stand side-by-side with initiatives and projects that involve education.“This was one of those good ideas you couldn’t say no to. Our bus drivers are an important part of the school system. There is wear and tear on the buses driving the extra distance, and there is wear and tear on our drivers too. I am proud to be a partner with OCPS. If there is something I can do to advance education in Apopka, I will do it.”Apopka City Commissioner Diane Velazquez agreed with Wen that improvements to the compound will save money.Moore – “You never give up on issues that are important.”“It’s about cost savings and the availability of the buses not having to drive all the way to Pine Hills. I have heard many times about how much money was being wasted by taking those long trips to get fuel. This is a project that the district sorely needed.” Pete Rieli Christine Moore is the school board representative for District 7, which includes Apopka. And according to her, she fought for this project for the eight years she has been in office.“The original idea for this depot was from the bus drivers,” she said. “They told me about it eight years ago when I was first campaigning for the school board. Ideas are a powerful thing. Ideas and a ‘never give up’ attitude. Eight years and two elections later we got it done. You never give up on issues that are important.” Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

Fiji fans turn on coach John McKee after shock loss to Uruguay

first_imgWednesday Sep 25, 2019 Fiji fans turn on coach John McKee after shock loss to Uruguay Fijian rugby fans have turned on head coach John McKee on social media after his side were upset by Uruguay on Wednesday at the Rugby World Cup.ADVERTISEMENTAfter losing to Australia last Saturday, Fiji were shocked by an impassioned Uruguay side, who took a 24-12 halftime lead and managed to hold on for a 30-27 win.Boasting some world class players, Fiji were tipped by many to cause some upsets at this year’s RWC with the Wallabies and Wales also in their pool. However, their chances of progressing to the quarter-finals now look very slim.A lot of the blame has fallen on McKee after the result, as he opted to make twelve changes to the starting XV that looked very dangerous against Australia. His side were leading the Wallabies at halftime at the weekend, although Michael Cheika’s side did pull away at the end, but Fiji simply did not turn up against Uruguay.In light of the result, McKee has been lambasted for making as many changes as he did. Unfortunately, Fiji only had three days off between matches, which is hugely taxing on the players and means changes must be made. However, the volume of changes is what many fans are not happy about, and it perhaps shows that Uruguay were underestimated.However, McKee has also been criticised for the changes that he made during the game, which seemed to lack any urgency despite Fiji being in a perilous position.ADVERTISEMENTWhile it is always a tough ask for any coach to select a team after such a short turnaround, fans are now calling for the New Zealander to be sacked. He has been in the role since 2014 and has built a side that have had some impressive results over the years, including beating France in 2018, but Fiji’s hopes of doing anything special at this RWC are in tatters, and the fingers are being pointed at the coach. Goodbye McKee.. Goodnight Fiji #DVC 😂😂— Solo (@soloraicebe) September 25, 2019ADVERTISEMENTGuess McKee better start packing. There is No way he will still have his job after the World Cup. The Fiji public are brutal after a loss like today… Congratulations Uruguay, you clearly wanted it more 👏— Tara Kanaenabogi (@TaranaiviniK) September 25, 2019John McKee’s gamble of fielding a second-string side doesn’t pay-off as Uruguay claim the first major upset of the #RWC2019. Fiji’s qualification chances hanging by a thread #FIJvURU :— Sheldon Chanel (@sschanel16) September 25, 2019Just because you lost a crucial opening game didn’t mean you had to throw away the second game, that was a second string team McKee and you know it, you underestimated Uruguay when you fielded a second string team and now you have to live with that choice RUBBISH 😒😒😒— 🇫🇯wah😒🇮🇱 (@gavidi_wame) September 25, 2019Sack John McKee— Mavish (@ram_mavish) September 25, 2019Woowww a deserved win 👏👏👏👏 #Uruguayrugby#flyingfijians have just became laughing stock 🙃🙃🙃🙃Special thanks to our coach #johnmckee for selecting reserves thinking that #fiji are playing a trial match Kickers r 😖😖😖😖Truly heart broken 💔💔💔💔#FIJvURU #RWC2019 https://t.co/4y73bVnCQ4— ritasha.fj 🇫🇯 (@ritasha_fiji) September 25, 2019Is this a bad dream? WTF @fijirugby @fijivillage @fijitimes Please retire now Josh Matavesi @theflyingfijian coz you were just trash and wtf was funny about missing kicks..John McKee you need to go…— Avin (@Am2Gud4) September 25, 2019Fiji now have eight days to prepare for their contest against Georgia, and then have six days before they play Wales in the final game of the pool.They will need to win both of those games if they are to stand any chance of making it out of their pool, but they will still be dependent on other results going their way in what may prove to be a disappointing RWC campaign. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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The Trojan House / Jackson Clements Burrows

first_imgCopyHouses, Renovation•Melbourne, Australia ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/50818/the-trojan-house-jackson-clements-burrows-architects Clipboard “COPY” The Trojan House / Jackson Clements Burrows Photographs The Trojan House / Jackson Clements BurrowsSave this projectSaveThe Trojan House / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJackson Clements BurrowsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationDabasMelbourneWoodRefurbishmentHouses3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on February 26, 2010Cite: “The Trojan House / Jackson Clements Burrows” 26 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Emma CrossText description provided by the architects. This alterations and additions project addresses a briefing requirement of providing space for a young growing family with 3 children under the age of 10. The initial idea was to challenge the conventional ‘box on the back’ type addition with a sculptural form born of site restraints; such as the ResCode setbacks along the south boundary; the ideal internal programmatic arrangement, the desire to maintain as much back yard as possible and inspired by the rooftop topography of hips and valleys of the existing Edwardian house. Three kids bedrooms and a bathroom were placed cantilevering above the garden, above a large living space below. This programme was then wrapped in a seamless timber skin, covering roof, windows and walls.Save this picture!© Emma CrossRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)This idea of skin is carried through to the detailing of operable timber shutters that are scattered across the façade where openings are required. The notion of the Trojan house is reflected in the idea of an enveloping skin, a built form which contains the unexpected; where windows are disguised with shutters, and where the internal program is unknown. Internally this program is extrapolated to fit the container with kids bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and living spaces downstairs. Again an unexpected gesture, when children are not isolated in bedrooms but made to feel part of the greater internal space. A communication void that doubles as a thermal chimney allows for conversation between upstairs and the living spaces below. Visual connections can be made between the levels via the circular windows scattered along the corridor, bathroom and one of the upstairs bedrooms.Save this picture!© Emma CrossThe rain screen solution optimises a passive thermal response by shading the house in summer and partially insulating the house in winter by enabling a warmer air gap between inside and outside.At first floor level a breezeway corridor and thermal chimney void enable cross ventilation to all bedrooms as well as drawing warm air up and out of the living spaces below during summer.Save this picture!© Emma CrossOn site water collection has been considered for pool restoration and garden use with 11,000L of water storage available. A grey water system has also been provided to irrigate the garden as part of the sustainability solution. The construction technique for the addition involves a cost efficient waterproof fibre cement cladding system with timber battens and rainscreen over. The large cantilever is achieved through the construction of two large steel trusses which are embedded in the walls.Save this picture!© Emma CrossThe existing house incorporates a reworked master bedroom/ensuite configuration and other minor cosmetic/maintenance works. In summary this project is about a house that engages with childhood in a playful way, that reconciles the programmatic requirements of a growing family with an unexpected sculptural response: a Trojan house.Save this picture!© Emma CrossProject gallerySee allShow lessAthletic Center / Olgga ArchitectsArticlesDifferent Repetitions: Buildings & Projects / Medić & PuljizArticles Sharecenter_img Australia 2009 Year:  Save this picture!© Emma Cross+ 41 Share Houses Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/50818/the-trojan-house-jackson-clements-burrows-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Blackbaud releases results of first UK not-for-profit industry survey

first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blackbaud has released the results of its first UK State of the Not-for-profit Industry Survey. The company has run a similar survey in the US for the past four years, and it provides an overview of information that can help not-for-profits benchmark their operations more effectively.The survey covers general operations; fundraising; technology and internet usage; and accountability and stewardship. Over 200 organisations responded and the report is broken down into two sections: the first covering the whole report and all respondents and the second looking at the size of not-for-profits and how issues may affect them differently.Overall increases in all aspects of income, expenditure, staffing and demands on the organisations were expected. Major donor giving was cited as one of the largest growth areas with seven per cent expecting increases of more than 30 per cent. A fifth of respondents now have a member of staff dedicated to managing high value gifts. Generally income is still rising with individual donations, Gift Aid and special events responsible for the biggest increases.More than half of organisations expect increases in staffing and a whopping 80 per cent expect greater demands on services and at the same time 13 per cent expect their income to decline.http://www.blackbaud.co.uk/resources/soni/soni.aspx AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 February 2008 | Newscenter_img Blackbaud releases results of first UK not-for-profit industry survey 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

Lessons of the Arizona educators’ strike

first_imgSpecial education teachers march for public schools in Phoenix, April 26.Arizona education workers ended a six-day strike on May 3. The work stoppage involved more than 75,000 education workers throughout the state.The arch reactionary governor and Republican-led legislature were forced to pass a budget that will tentatively give some teachers a 10 percent raise next fall, though that could be lower if the budged total is distributed to all school workers. A 5 percent raise is promised in the next two years, but that will only happen if each legislature votes to include it in that year’s budget. Arizona public schools may receive a $200 million increase in funding.Unions in the strike were the Arizona Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. Playing perhaps an even more important role was the recently created Facebook group, Arizona Educators United, which started the #RedForEd movement through social mediaThe strike was significant because Arizona has suffered from privatization of public education more than most U.S. states. In 1994, Arizona became one of the first to open for-profit charter schools. Very few charter schools are unionized, while most pay less than public schools and workers have very few to no benefits.The state was also the first to create Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, prepaid bank cards that parents use for tuition at private, religious or charter schools. ESAs steal money from public school districts. West Virginia education workers were successful in defeating ESAs in their strike.While the Arizona school workers’ action officially ended May 3, the results are complex. The #RedForEd walkout was a direct blow to the right-wing state government and forced huge concessions. As with West Virginia, the Arizona strike did unite teachers and other school workers, as well as students and parents.But not all Arizona workers went back to school happy. It is hard to call the action a complete victory.Rank and file see only partial victoryOn May 1 — International Workers’ Day or May Day — union officials of AEA and AFT, along with leaders of AEU, urged the Arizona strikers to go back to classrooms on May 3. Union officials assured members that “a deal is going to be made.”School strikers saw the same thing in West Virginia when union leaders made a similar promise. But, like the West Virginia strikers, Arizona education workers were not ready to go back to work until the governor’s proposal was signed.During current school worker strikes, union heads have encouraged the rank and file to shift their militant energy to focus on the bourgeois election process. The same strategy was used in Wisconsin in 2011 — and then the union busters were voted back in.Unity was strong during the Arizona strike, but not everyone who participated will get a salary increase. While most teachers will receive a 10 percent pay raise next year, many support staff employees, including counselors and librarians, will not.The corporate media are falsely claiming that everyone is going to get a “20 percent pay raise” because of how the money seems to be allotted. While right-wing legislators are upset, they now have to set aside $200 million for public schools. That figure is not comparable to state funding prior to 2008.Many strikers strongly believe that if they had stayed out a little longer, as West Virginia school workers did, they could have gotten more of their demands met.Gov. Doug Ducey and his corporate-controlled legislature did not want to give one penny to fund educators or public schools. Their contempt for school employees and the majority Latinx, Indigenous and Black student population is apparent in legislation they have pushed for the last three decades. Charter schools and vouchers have led to massive segregation of nationally oppressed students. Charter schools also discriminate against LGBTQ students and students with disabilities.Though the strike may be a partial victory, education workers in Arizona and elsewhere are learning about the power they hold as workers. Teachers and support staff may go out again, especially if they do not get what was promised to them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau’s Health Benefit Legislation Advances to Governor

first_img Previous articleThe Indiana State Fair Reveals 2020 ThemeNext articleEthanol’s Latest Fight Against Big Oil, Sen. Ted Cruz Indiana Farm Bureau By Indiana Farm Bureau – Mar 11, 2020 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau’s Health Benefit Legislation Advances to Governor SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau’s health benefit legislation passed the Indiana General Assembly, and now heads to the governor for his consideration.Senate Enrolled Act 184 allows Indiana Farm Bureau to offer more affordable, high quality health benefit plans to its members.“I believe Senate Enrolled Act 184 is one of the most important legislative accomplishments in Indiana Farm Bureau’s 100 years,” said Randy Kron, INFB president. “This innovative solution to making health coverage more affordable will help a significant number of farmers, ag professionals and others in rural communities. We appreciate the Indiana General Assembly’s support and recognition of a solution that will have a positive impact for many Hoosiers in rural Indiana.”Since most Farm Bureau members are sole proprietors and don’t qualify for marketplace subsidies, many go without health coverage altogether. The proposed health plans will be available to members of Farm Bureau and will vary in cost and coverage options – allowing members to choose the best option for their family.Kron added that this effort couldn’t have been accomplished without INFB’s grassroots support.“This session, members from across the state helped legislators understand the importance of the bill and the problem it was addressing,” said Kron. “INFB’s grassroots was noticed by many at the Statehouse and made a huge difference.”If signed by the governor, SEA 184 will become law and go into effect July 1, 2020. The next step is for INFB to create the products to help its members. “We have established an ambitious goal of the 4th quarter of 2020 for benefits being available,” Kron concluded. Facebook Twitter Indiana Farm Bureau’s Health Benefit Legislation Advances to Governor SHARElast_img read more

Two journalists get one-year jail terms under obsolete law

first_imgNews September 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists get one-year jail terms under obsolete law Organisation May 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders is stunned by the one-year jail sentences imposed on two journalists in separate cases brought by the public prosecutor for the alleged dissemination of false information. Both journalists have been held in Kalita prison on the outskirts of Addis Ababa since 24 August. One the prosecutions concerned an article published in 2004 and both were based in part on an obsolete law.“These prison sentences, and the prosecution of old cases, are all the more surprising as the Ethiopian authorities had been displaying signs of greater tolerance towards the media since 2005,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for the immediate release of the two journalists.“Coming after the adoption of an anti-terrorism law that could lead to press freedom violations, these sentences show that it is still very dangerous to work as a journalist in Ethiopia,” the press freedom organisation added. “It is incomprehensible that the courts are enforcing a law that is no longer in effect.”Federal high court judge Zewdinesh Asres passed a one-year sentence on Asrat Wedajo, the former editor of the weekly Seife Nebelbal, over a 2004 article about human rights violations against individuals in the Oromia regional state. Wedajo, who was not represented by a lawyer at the trial, was convicted under the criminal code and a 1992 press law that was rendered obsolete by the media and access to information law that took effect last December.Seife Nebelbal, which expressed strong political views and often reported alleged cases of mistreatment of Oromos, was closed during a crackdown on the press in 2005 by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s government.In the other case, Ibrahim Mohamed Ali, the editor of the weekly Salafiyya, was given a one-year sentence under the same provisions for publishing a column last year criticising the education ministry’s plan to ban Muslim students from wearing the veil in state schools. Ali spent 10 days in prison after the article’s publication together with Maria Kadim, the editor of the Muslim daily Al-Quds, and Ezedin Mohamed, its publisher. Reporters Without Borders wrote to communication minister Bereket Simon on 15 July voicing concern about the newly-adopted anti-terrorism law and the press freedom violations that are liable to result from some of its articles.During a visit to Ethiopia in October 2008, Reporters Without Borders met Simon, who was then an adviser to the prime minister. He said at the time that the government wanted to open up to the media and defuse tension with journalists. Reporters Without Borders understands that the ethiopian government made encouraging strides to open up access of information to journalists following the pledge. However, the press freedom organisation fears that such indictments of journalists based on obsolete law could derail progress in the relations between the government and the media.Reporters Without Borders remains hopeful that the ethiopian government will work vigorously to create an environment that enables journalists to work without intimidation and fear. EthiopiaAfrica EthiopiaAfrica News Ethiopia arbitrarily suspends New York Times reporter’s accreditation Newscenter_img News Receive email alerts May 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ethiopia RSF condemns NYT reporter’s unprecedented expulsion from Ethiopia Journalist attacked, threatened in her Addis Ababa home Help by sharing this information RSF_en February 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more