Qatar PM mulls Glencore stake

first_img Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is looking at taking a stake in Glencore during its $60bn (£37.3bn) initial public offering, the Qatari Prime Minister said yesterday. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani said at a conference that he has a meeting planned with Glencore bosses in the next two days. Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Monday 28 February 2011 9:19 pm Qatar PM mulls Glencore stake whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content last_img read more

KPMG: UK banks must double capital for new Basel rules

first_img KPMG: UK banks must double capital for new Basel rules Sunday 13 March 2011 10:48 pm Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia BANKS need to double their core capital in order to comply with Basel III, according to KPMG’s annual benchmark report on UK banks.The report warns that despite a recovery in profits (see chart above) and a marked drop in impairments across the board, new capital and liquidity requirements will throw up barriers to better returns.It points to data showing that 90 “group one” banks would have to have raised £577bn in 2009 in order to comply with Basel III, making capital-raising a top priority for 2011.In addition, KPMG estimates that under the FSA’s stringent new liquidity regime, £600-£700bn is now “tied up in liquidity buffers” in the UK. The report also warns that despite attempts to coordinate internationally, “tensions and competing priorities between nations” will result in an “unlevel playing field” for banks on a range of vital issues, including capital requirements, remuneration and structural changes.Banks are also having to shift their funding sources towards retail deposits, which are regarded as more “sticky” and stable. But the competition for deposits has narrowed interest margins. Share whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgTurnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.last_img read more

Rugby World Cup Greatest Shocks

first_img 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Rugby World Cup Winners 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Held in Japan for the first time, make… Collapse LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Greatest ShocksWith eight tournaments completed, the Rugby World Cup has produced some amazing moments throughout its history, including some of the greatest shocks to ever happen in the sport. Owain Jones takes a look at eight of the greatest, starting with the biggest of all, Japan‘s colossal victory over the Springboks in 2015.Japan 34-32 South Africa (2015)Truly one of the genuine ‘I was there’ moments in sport, let alone rugby. Brighton rocked, as South Africa, two-time winners of the competition, stuttered their way through a game and just could not shake off their energetic opponents, who had been expertly coached by then Japan coaches Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick.Despite the heroics of Ayumu Goromaru, who contributed 24 points, Japan looked like they would fall agonisingly short of achieving their first World Cup victory since 1991. But their gallant efforts were rewarded when, spurning the chance to kick three points and so draw the match, they worked the ball left from a last-gasp scrum to Kiwi-born Karne Hesketh, who slid into the corner. Cue pandemonium in the stands and some heavy soul-searching from anyone affiliated to South African rugby.Wales 13-16 Western Samoa (1991)Little was known about the Western Samoa side that pitched up at the national stadium 28 years ago. A packed-out crowd expected some hard-hitting turbulence early on but for the natural order to see Wales emerging victorious. But the Pacific Islanders hadn’t read the script and they unleashed an exhibition of shock and awe to batter Welsh ball-carriers, leaving several players, including Phil May, Richie Collins and Tony Clement, unable to continue. At the end they received much applause from the Welsh crowd for their efforts.It was a result that changed the rugby landscape forever and some of those Samoan players, Brian Lima, Pat Lam, Frank Bunce and Apollo Perelini, went on to enjoy stellar careers. One wag summed it up, by quipping, “Thank heavens we weren’t playing the whole of Samoa.”France 43-31 New Zealand (1999)Such was the magnitude of this quarter-final victory that France’s main channel TF1 presented a newsflash on the result. It’s not hard to see why. At the break, France were 24-10 down, with Jonah Lomu being escorted to the line by some lacklustre tackling from les Bleus. But the second half saw a Kiwi capitulation, as some Gallic magic unfolded, scoring 33 points to New Zealand’s seven. Christophe Lamaison masterminded the comeback and went through the scorecard with 28 points, and flyers Philippe Bernat-Salles and Christophe Dominici joined the party to run in glorious scores. New Zealand were left in a state of mourning.Who would have thought: France came back from the dead against New Zealand in 1999 (Getty Images)Wales 22-21 Australia (1987)This was to be Wales’ last win over their Antipodean rivals for 18 years and gives you some sort of context as to why this result was so unexpected. The Wallabies, under Alan Jones, had been expected to canter to the final but were knocked out in the semi-finals by a Serge Blanco try for France. Even so, there was talk that Australia would just have to pitch up to beat a Welsh side heavily mauled by the All Blacks in the semi-final.The sending-off of Wallaby David Codey changed the picture, giving Richard Moriarty’s men hope, and stellar performances from John Devereaux and Jonathan Davies saw Wales staying in touch until the dying minutes when Adrian Hadley powered over in the corner. It was left to a nerveless touchline Paul Thorburn to clinch the victory and take third place. Who Are The Oldest And Youngest Rugby World Cup Players? Owain Jones looks at eight of the biggest shocks in Rugby World Cup history South Africa 15-12 New Zealand (1995)There will be some die-hard fans from Durban to Pretoria who will argue that the Springboks’ first World Cup win was far from a shock. But to the neutral, an All Blacks side featuring Jonah Lomu, Jeff Wilson, Andrew Mehrtens and Zinzan Brooke, one that had eviscerated all opponents on the way to the final, would be clear favourites to win a second World Cup.Joost van der Westhuizen, Os du Randt and friends had other ideas as they put in the defensive performance of their lives to keep the All Blacks at bay, before Joel Stransky bisected the posts with a sweetly struck drop-goal in extra time to leave the All Blacks, yet again, crestfallen.Ireland 15-6 Australia (2011)Ireland were far from the finished product seen in 2018. They had entered the World Cup with patchy form and sat six places behind Australia in the World Rankings for the Pool C game in Auckland. The Wallabies were reigning Tri-Nations champions and few people expected them to encounter undue complications.Yet the rear-guard action from Paul O’Connell, Donncha O’Callaghan and Stephen Ferris was ferocious and field position allowed them to keep the scoreboard ticking over through Johnny Sexton and Ronan O’Gara. They held on to beat Australia for the first time in the tournament’s history.Fiji 27-30 Uruguay (2019)A few days after thoroughly testing the Wallabies, the Fijians looked to get back to winning ways against lowly Uruguay, a team they had beaten 68-7 earlier in the year. However the Uruguayans produced the performance of their lives, scoring three tries in the first half to go 24-12 up by the break.The Fijians clawed their way back into the match but Uruguay dug deep, exerting such energy and throwing themselves into tackles with such gusto that some of their players began suffering from cramp. Two penalties by Felipe Berchesi ultimately gave los Teros an outstanding victory and one that surely represents their greatest day in the sport.Elation: Uruguay celebrate their stunning win over Fiji at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium (Getty)Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Who Are The Oldest And Youngest Rugby World Cup Players? Owain Jones takes a look at the oldest… Rugby World Cup Winners Expand Expand Out of nowhere: Japan’s defeat of South Africa in 2015 reverberated around the sports world (Getty) We take a quick tour through the history… New Zealand 18-20 France (2007)After the fireworks of 1999, there was no lack of warning for heavy World Cup favourites New Zealand. Yet under intense scrutiny in Cardiff, they wilted. Les Bleus served note of their intent by staring down the haka, and despite dominating the first half, the All Blacks failed to properly capitalise on the scoreboard.Early in the second half, Luke McAlister was sin-binned and a try by Thierry Dusautoir set up a grandstand finish. Yannick Jauzion applied the finishing touch with minutes to go and Graham Henry’s men, without a clear kicker, failed to go for the drop-goal that could have rescued the disappointment of a nation. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Alfred Street Residence / studiofour

first_imgSave this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 15 Share Alfred Street Residence / studiofourSave this projectSaveAlfred Street Residence / studiofour photographs:  Shannon McGrathPhotographs:  Shannon McGrath Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathText description provided by the architects. This project began as an existing single level Victorian house in Prahran, comprised of a series of compartmentalised spaces, with some spaces hosting a number of functions.Save this picture!Floor PlanWith strategic replanning of the ground floor, and the addition of a new first floor, the realized design enables more flexibility to adapt each space to suit the ever changing dynamics of family life.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathA clear delineation of function on the ground floor is achieved through the insertion of new built forms, both in horizontal and vertical planes. With subtle changes in floor and ceiling levels, and the introduction of new joinery elements and controlled openings, each space becomes further defined.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe interior of the house was given stronger connection to the exterior courtyards through a serious of concealed sliding doors, increasing access to light, fresh air and aspect. While a rear courtyard was connected to the kitchen and was designed for outdoor dining, an interior courtyard provides a Green backdrop and an apparent extension of space to the living room.Save this picture!Floor PlanArriving at the house, it is difficult to gain more than a glimpse of the first floor addition through the surrounding urban streetscape. The upper volume is consciously set back from the ornate Victorian chimney, while the fully glazed facade provides a reflective backdrop and contrasts the period roof detailing adjacent.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThis design strategy allowed the first floor spaces to be exposed to varying levels of interaction with the landscape, both immediate from the tree tops of the birches from the courtyards below, to the expansive cityscape views beyond, whilst maintaining a level of visual privacy from the adjacent apartments.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThroughout the interior a restrained material palette of white with pale timber insertions provides a neutral backdrop for the family’s collection of art, books and objects.Project gallerySee allShow lessDesigning Invisible Architecture: Bird Hides by BiotopeArticlesTicollage City / Costa Rica Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014Architecture News Share Projects Alfred Street Residence / studiofour “COPY” ArchDaily Houses Year:  Year:  “COPY”center_img 2014 Australia Architects: studiofour Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/528339/alfred-street-residence-studiofour Clipboard Photographs 2014 CopyHouses, Renovation•Prahran, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/528339/alfred-street-residence-studiofour Clipboard CopyAbout this officestudiofourOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPrahranHousesAustraliaPublished on July 23, 2014Cite: “Alfred Street Residence / studiofour” 23 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Save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

SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design

first_imgSave this picture!© Hiroyuki Hirai+ 25 Share 2013 Architect In Charge:Tsuyoshi ShindoCity:MatsuyamaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The projects is a 4-layer dowelling unit which is connected by a spiral staircase of 9m.In the town that has developed around the Matsuyama Castle, the project settles in this historical town. We designed this collective housing which has an impressive façade made of a glass wall.Save this picture!RenderThis 4-layer building, which has glass walls in south and north direction, looks like a RC building but is made of wood.When you open the entrance door you can see the spiral steps from entrance to top floor.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiThe building program is divided in dining area for 1st floor, a tiled bathroom with inner terrace for 2nd floor and a living room for 3rd floor. Loft space is provided between the first and second floor.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiSolid pine flooring looks very sharp with white space and it makes the space dynamic but also creates calm atmosphere simultaneously.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse on a Hillside / Virgilio Gutiérrez HerrerosSelected ProjectsAD Interviews: Eric Bunge / nArchitectsInterviewsProject locationAddress:Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Construction: “COPY” 2013 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/534520/spiral-be-fun-design Clipboard “COPY” CopyApartments•Matsuyama, Japan B-cube Area:  47 m² Area:  47 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Hiroyuki HiraiPhotographs:  Hiroyuki Hirai CopyAbout this officeBe-Fun DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMatsuyamaHousingResidentialJapanPublished on August 14, 2014Cite: “SPIRAL / Be-Fun Design” 14 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save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 streamcenter_img Year:  ArchDaily Structure: Architect Eishin Co. Japan SPIRAL / Be-Fun DesignSave this projectSaveSPIRAL / Be-Fun Design Photographs Architects: Be-Fun Design Area Area of this architecture project Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/534520/spiral-be-fun-design Clipboard Projects SPIRAL / Be-Fun Designlast_img read more

The Sun launches £1m fund for small local charities

first_imgThe Sun launches £1m fund for small local charities  351 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: The Sun Melanie May | 20 November 2019 | News The Sun has announced that it is to give away £1m to small local charities over the next year through the new £1m Sun Readers Fund.The fund has been launched to celebrate the paper’s 50th birthday. Charities can be nominated to receive a donation of anything between £2,000 and £20,000. Nominations are open now, until 18 December, and nominees can use up to 400 words to tell The Sun why they deserve a donation. More information on how to enter is available online. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 The Sun will make donations to small charities in six categories: Children and Young People; Health and Wellbeing; Veterans; Animals and the Environment; Emergency Heroes and International Aid.It will not fund individuals, unregistered charities, those outside the UK, or causes outside of the six categories or of a religious or political nature. The Sun’s Jane Moore, Deidre Sanders, Dan Wootton, Trevor Kavanagh, Arthur Edwards, Jo Bucci and Help for Heroes spokesperson Derek Derenalagi will select the winning charities.  More than 100 grants will be distributed over the next 12 months.  352 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Post-Irma Florida: Poor suffer most for lack of gov’t preparation

first_imgThe aftermath of Hurricane Irma, despite the storm hitting Florida with less force than at first expected, again highlights the lack of government preparation and the inequality of suffering in capitalist society.Among the sectors of the population most abandoned by the government were the migrant Haitian and Latinx people outside Naples in Imokalee, Fla. A Sept. 14 article in The Daily Beast says these “residents outside Naples have been practically forgotten,” and they were “left to sleep in condemned trailers” and “forced to cook outside.”“Entire neighborhoods were flooded by stagnant water, with piles of paneling strewn across roads and yards, trees draped over the tops of trailers crushing their roofs, and tarps acting as makeshift roofs. ‘There is no food, no light, no gas, nothing,’ said Pastor Louicesse Dorsaint of Haitian United Evangelical Mission.”Immokalee’s migrant population works on nearby farms. Many are undocumented and feared Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at a school shelter until they were assured they would not be picked up. When they returned to their homes, many of them mobile homes, they found them condemned and couldn’t use them. (tinyurl.com/ybljy35j)Deaths in a nursing homeThe most dramatic failure, and the one most widely reported, was the death of eight people in a nursing home in Hollywood Hills, in southeast Florida near Fort Lauderdale. More than 150,000 people live in assisted living facilities or nursing homes in Florida. Some 164 assisted living facilities and 29 nursing homes were evacuated after the storm, said Florida authorities.Since power was out for millions of customers, many of the facilities were running on generators, if at all, though they are inadequate for keeping air conditioning running in the Florida heat, which put many of the elderly at risk.At this particular facility, patients Carolyn Eatherly, 78; Miguel Antonio Franco, 92; Estella Hendricks, 71; Betty Hibbard, 84; Manuel Mario Medieta, 96; Gail Nova, 71; Bobby Owens, 84; and Albertina Vega, 99, all died, apparently from dehydration related to the heat. Some 158 were evacuated and rescued at the last moment.Gov. Rick Scott cried “inexplicable,” and quickly pushed through a ruling that all such facilities should have a backup generator and a four-day supply of fuel. But, truth to tell, it is all too explicable.There are hundreds of privately owned nursing homes. As Dale Ewart, vice president of 1199SEIU, the United Healthcare Workers East union, told Democracy Now! on Sept. 14: “There are broader questions about what we’re willing to allow nursing homes to get away with and what kind of accountability we want to have for the billions of dollars in public money that supports this industry.”He added that some “70, 80 percent of the revenue that supports this industry is our money through Medicaid and Medicare. Back in 2002, Florida passed a series of nursing home reforms that, among other things, created some of the highest staffing standards in the nation, for Florida’s nursing homes. And in the 10 years that followed, the nursing home industry, using its political connections, has rolled those back significantly.”Like the rest of capitalist society, these homes operate to maximize profits. That means keeping wages as low as possible and staff to a minimum while cutting costs on things like backup generators. It also means keeping unions out.“Inexplicable”? Tragedies like these post-Irma deaths are almost inevitable.When the s–t hits the fanThe poorest and most vulnerable lose most in these catastrophes, often their homes, sometimes their lives. Nearly all who had to or chose to stay in Florida during and after Irma paid a price for the lack of preparation and utter lack of infrastructure. As an article in the Sept. 14 New Republic put it, south “Florida was covered with a film of poop.”South Florida used to be one big swamp, barely above sea level. Much of it was made habitable by draining and dredging. This left little leeway for storm surges and torrential rains.In Miami, noted the article, “[T]he city’s South District Wastewater Treatment Plant reported a six-million-gallon sewage spill that reached Biscayne Bay, a state aquatic preserve. … In Seminole County, north of Orlando, a sewer overflowed for six hours, spilling two million gallons.”After Irma, “Pollution reports submitted to Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection” showed that “more than 28 million gallons of treated and untreated sewage [had been] released in 22 counties.” (tinyurl.com/ybjfeq9h)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cindy Hoye Inducted into Industry Hall of Fame

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Cindy Hoye Inducted into Industry Hall of Fame Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 6, 2017 At the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) 127th Annual Convention, Cynthia “Cindy” Hoye of the Indiana State Fair was inducted into the IAFE Hall of Fame. The IAFE Convention is currently taking place Nov. 26-29, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The highest honor bestowed by the IAFE, the Hall of Fame Award is presented annually in recognition of an individual’s distinguished achievement in, or contribution to, the Fair industry.Ms. Hoye is an Indianapolis native and grew up 10 minutes from Indiana State Fairgrounds, where she spent her childhood summers participating as a 4-H member. She attended Southern Methodist University and interned at the State Fair of Texas. In 1980, Ms. Hoye accepted a position as 4-H extension agent in Ozaukee County, WI. From there, she became the promotions director for the American Dairy Association of Wisconsin and then moved on to the Wisconsin State Fair accepting the special events director position. From there, Ms. Hoye moved to her hometown fair and became marketing director for the Indiana State Fair. As marketing director for the state fair, Ms. Hoye led several award-winning marketing efforts including the “Little Hands on the Farm” program which has been franchised to several other fairs and expos.In 2004, Governor Mitch Davis appointed Ms. Hoye to be the Executive Director of the Indiana State Fair Commission, which oversees operations of the Indiana State Fair and the year-round activities of the Fairgrounds & Event Center. Under her leadership, the Indiana State Fair has experienced a number of positive changes. The business operations have been streamlined and facilities have been upgraded. The Fair received national attention by being the first Fair in the U.S. to institute a zero-trans fat cooking oil policy in 2007. During her tenure, the Indiana State Fair the event expanded from 12 days to 17 days.Ms. Hoye received her Certified Fair Executive designation from the IAFE in 1992. She served the IAFE in numerous capacities including as second vice chair in 2008, first vice chair in 2009, board chair in 2010, and past chair from 2011-2012. Ms. Hoye resides in Indianapolis with her husband Bob. They have two children: Abigail and Robbie and three grandchildren: Harvey, Betty, and Elsie Cindy Hoye Inducted into Industry Hall of Fame SHARE SHARE Previous articleInternational Trade Commission Votes 4-0 in Support of the Biodiesel IndustryNext articleIndiana to Challenge California Egg Law in U.S. Supreme Court Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Minister Mc Ginley outlines his priorities

first_imgNews Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ By News Highland – March 11, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleCuts to Ministers pay doesn’t go far enough – Deputy DohertyNext articleRev. Jesse Jackson to present inaugural Henry Cunningham award News Highland Minister Mc Ginley outlines his prioritiescenter_img Pinterest Google+ Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Inceasing employment, reducing emigration and supporting businesses are the key priorities for Junior Minister with responsibility for the Gaeltacht, Deputy Dinny McGinley.First elected to the Dail in 1982, Deputy McGinley was confirmed yeaterday as Junior Minister at the Department of Arts, heritage and Gaeltacht.He says that a lot of work needs to be done to improve the life of those living in Ireland’s Gaeltacht regions……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/dinminst.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more