Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) 2011 Annual Report

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first_imgUnifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileUnifreight Africa Limited is a transport holding company in Zimbabwe, offering services in logistics, freight and passenger services to clients in sub-Saharan Africa. The company was re-named after the successful acquisition of Pioneer Corporation Africa Unifreight Africa Limited services include inter-city freight, distribution of general goods and an international courier service. Its brands include Skynet Worldwide Express, Swift and Bulwark. The engineering division operates in two sectors; maintenance of its Unifreight fleet and sales and procurement of parts for Yutong busses, aswell as heavy haulage and abnormal freight transport. Skynet Worldwide Express offers international and domestic courier and airfreight services. Unifreight Africa Limited owns a fleet of vehicles which are available on a contract agreement or for once-off hire. Unifreight Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) 2013 Abridged Report

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first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

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first_img 1 COMMENT Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 7/10/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week 7/4/2017 – 7/10/2017 shows 13 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Five burglaries were reported at residences at East 6th Street, Tilden Avenue, Summit Chase Avenue, West Myrtle Street, and West 8th Street.Five vehicle burglaries were reported on Wyndham Pine Drive, Seburn Road, Frenzel Drive, Canyon Way, and Edisto Place.Three burglaries were reported at businesses on Sheeler Avenue, South Orange Blossom Trail, and East 8th Street.Apopka Chief of Police Michael McKinley tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week: Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleKilsheimer opens re-election campaign with solid fundraising monthNext articleIs the Apopka budget process a foregone conclusion? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR    3  – Business   5 – Residential   5 – Vehicle Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. July 13, 2017 at 9:52 am I’m getting very concerned about all these burglaries! Somebody is going to get shot, and I hope it is not the homeowners or residents! Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mialast_img read more

Kids spending too much time staring at screens? Focus on positive…

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first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Meghan Owenz, Assistant Teaching Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services, Penn StateAs vaccines become more available and life begins returning to so-called normal, caregivers and educators may have to contend with dramatically increased screen habits that kids developed during the pandemic.My research offers a positive – dare I say joyful – way to wean a child off of a screen habit. Instead of focusing on the excessive screen time, my approach focuses on the healthy activities that kids could be doing instead.Displaced activitiesTwo theories explain the risks of excessive recreational screen time: the content theory and the displacement theory.The content theory – that what the children are watching or doing online is problematic – has received disproportionate attention. Most solutions that caregivers are familiar with, including co-viewing and being a media mentor, are designed to address the content.The displacement theory, on the other hand, explains that time spent online means not doing other things, and that it’s the loss of those other activities – such as outdoor play or reading – that may result in problems paying attention or gaining too much weight.This also gives caregivers – and those who work with caregivers – the opportunity to focus on a positive goal: increasing time spent in those activities, which may lead to less time online and better childhood health.Avoidance versus approach goalsFocusing on a positive goal may work better than avoidance goals, such as staying away from sugary foods or cutting down on screen time. That’s because avoidance goals are typically associated with poor mood and reduced goal persistence. They rely on self-control, which can weaken over time.As a result, parents and caregivers typically struggle with screen avoidance goals and report a great deal of arguments about screen limits.In contrast, approach goals encourage a desired activity or outcome and they are associated with good mood, greater effectiveness and more goal persistence.Research on dieting and obesity demonstrates the effectiveness of approach over avoidance goals. For instance, in one study, families with one obese parent were assigned to either an avoidance diet plan that encouraged them to cut high-fat and high-sugar foods or an approach diet plan that encouraged them to eat more fruits and vegetables. After a year, families on the approach plan had lost more weight. In the process, they also reduced their intake of high-fat, high-sugar foods – which were edged out naturally by the fruits and vegetables.Similarly, parents and caregivers can edge out screen time by encouraging meaningful activities that have long been shown to promote child development.SPOIL systemSPOIL is an acronym I developed to easily explain this information to parents and caregivers. It stands for Social activities, Play, Outdoor time, Independent work and Literacy.The SPOIL activities can reverse the effects of recreational screen time. For example, active time outdoors can promote sleep, while excessive recreational screen time can decrease sleep quality.Some elements of the SPOIL framework – such as social and literacy-based activities – encourage caregivers to spend time with children. Others – like play and independent work, which includes chores – encourage children to entertain or occupy themselves and regulate their emotions without the aid of a screen or a parent, as pediatricians recommend.Here is a more in-depth look at what SPOIL involves.Social activitiesSocial activities include time spent with parents, friends or siblings. In addition to obvious relationship-building benefits, social activities allow children to practice cooperation, competition and empathy. Since social interactions are inversely related to recreational screen time, emphasizing them can decrease screen time naturally.PlayFree play, especially pretend play, has been linked to planning, problem-solving and impulse-control skills as well as math achievement and physical, social and language development in children. Free play takes time to evolve and may occur when caregivers step back or are otherwise unavailable, allowing a child to direct their own attention. It also has an inverse relationship with screen time.SPOIL goals can include spending more time outdoors, playing with friends and siblings, and doing household chores. Marty Caivano/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty ImagesOutdoor activitiesOutdoor time is associated with improved sleep, attention, creative problem-solving and decreased stress. Multiple studies have found an inverse relationship between time spent outdoors and recreational screen time in children.Independent workIndependent work includes goal-directed activities, such as homework and chores, that require a child to put aside an immediate interest. Participation in household chores has declined dramatically in recent decades, despite chores having positive links with self-esteem, responsibility, academic achievement and self-sufficiency.LiteracyLiteracy involves all forms of reading and writing, including a child being read to, reading independently and listening to audiobooks. Reading is associated with understanding the perspectives of others, larger vocabulary and academic achievement. As with many of the SPOIL categories, the frequency of reading in the home is inversely related to recreational screen time.Replacing excessive screen time with SPOIL activities may support children’s development during and after the pandemic. Because positive approach goals rely less on self-control, they may be more sustainable and successful than avoidance goals. Additionally, these activities likely counteract some negative effects of excessive recreational screen time, which makes the emphasis on screen limits less necessary in the first place.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. TAGSChildrenCOVID-19HabitskidsParentsResourcesS.P.O.I.L.Screen TimeSocial MediaTechniquesTechnologyThe Conversationtips Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleOrange Co. expands vaccine eligibility, extends hours for passports, and encourages an update to your Facebook profile Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House With a Curved Wall / fala

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first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Architects: fala Area Area of this architecture project Portugal House With a Curved Wall / fala “COPY” CopyAbout this officefalaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOportoOn InstagramPortugalPublished on November 02, 2018Cite: “House With a Curved Wall / fala” 02 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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 stream Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House With a Curved Wall / falaSave this projectSaveHouse With a Curved Wall / falaSave this picture!© Ricardo Loureiro+ 12Curated by Pedro Vada Share Housescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904823/house-with-a-curved-wall-fala-atelier Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Ricardo LoureiroLandscape Architect:João MagalhãesContractor:Maxrenova ldaProject Team:Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Julia Andreychenko, Rute Peixoto, Lera Samovich, Elisa Sassi, Paulo SousaCity:OportoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!ContextRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The derelict construction was found on an unremarkable neighbourhood, hiding a deep and generous garden; the proud pitched roof distinguished the otherwise trivial architecture.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroAfter reseting the construction to a bare structural existence, the inner space was solved with the precise placement of a gently curved wall as a separation between the public and private programs. The intersection of the existing walls, the sloped roof and the new wall resulted in a complex geometrical form. Through the new wide window, a clear tension towards the picturesque garden was created.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroThe main space, loosely populated by furniture, showcases four blue doors (leading to the small lobby, bedroom, bathroom or attic), a circular opening, various plants and an elegant metal pole that symbolically marks the highest point of the otherwise humble construction. A selected number of elements – doors, kitchen and furniture – were painted in strong colours contrasting with the general abstract whiteness of the room.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroThe wall facing the street was plastered and the entrance door painted in heavy salmon-pink; the greenish-blue gate, when closed, completes the deconstructed composition. A thin metal surface extends over the white volume as if made of paper: the light metal roof becomes the prominent urban element defining the image of the house, its houseness. While the interiors form a unity characterised by whiteness and precision, the outside expression is that of a loose juxtaposition of constructive elements. Ultimately the house is a rather conventional building, but unusually vivid.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroProject gallerySee allShow lessThis Week in Architecture: A Little Less ConversationArticlesStefano Corbo Studio’s Design Seeks to Transform a Prague School into an “Autonomous…Architecture News Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904823/house-with-a-curved-wall-fala-atelier Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Oporto, Portugal Photographs 2017last_img read more

House in Pozuelo / Carlos de Riaño Lozano

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first_img “COPY” Architects: Carlos de Riaño Lozano Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925517/house-in-pozuelo-carlos-de-riano-lozano Clipboard Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal+ 33Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses•Pozuelo de Alarcón, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925517/house-in-pozuelo-carlos-de-riano-lozano Clipboard House in Pozuelo / Carlos de Riaño Lozano Projects Manufacturers: AcorEngineering:JG ingenierosConsultants:JIV Structural EngineersCollaborators:Marga Usero, Jesús RodríguezCity:Pozuelo de AlarcónCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. It is a large single-family house, located in a luxury suburb. The plot of 6,600 square meters has a strategic location, in a dominant point of the suburb, with a uniform downward slope from south to north and privileged views to the east (Madrid) and to the north (Sierra de Guadarrama).Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalThe project demanded by the client corresponds to a family formed by three generations. Few bedrooms, maximum independence, with the addition of occasional guests and staff. The house is developed in a comb shape, adapting to the topography and preserving the existing holm oaks. Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!Sections A, B, C and DSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalA south entrance façade parallel to the street, very closeted, with a single glass opening from where the landscape can be seen before entering the house. The bedrooms face the rising sun and overlooking the skyline of Madrid. The living and kitchen areas face the north, with total interior and exterior permeability and extension in a slab terrace posted with a 5-meter cantilever. Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalIn this area, the sun enters through an inner courtyard. In a lower floor, at the level of the backyard, with the game room and indoor pool at the east end. Visible white concrete, exterior carpentry in natural anodized aluminum, greenery roof due to regulatory requirements of the suburb, exterior and interior flooring, with a format of 1,60 by 0,80 meters in wild brown granite, interior carpentry in natural oak. Energy certification A.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalProject gallerySee allShow lessCALL FOR ENTRIES: 2019 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel GrantOpportunitiesBlack Body Mountain Shelter / Andrea Cassi + Michele VersaciSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Area:  1800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Imagen Subliminal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House in Pozuelo / Carlos de Riaño LozanoSave this projectSaveHouse in Pozuelo / Carlos de Riaño Lozano CopyAbout this officeCarlos de Riaño LozanoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPozuelo de AlarcónSpainPublished on October 01, 2019Cite: “House in Pozuelo / Carlos de Riaño Lozano” [Vivienda en Pozuelo / Carlos de Riaño Lozano] 01 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 stream 2018 ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

Charity tech news round up

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first_imgSmall Grants Programme – It is anticipated that the first grant round will be open for application in late Spring 2021 with awards being made in Summer 2021. From them, the grants will be made quarterly and will hold value for up to £12,500 each and available for both core and capital costs.Major Grants Programme – The major grants programme is scheduled for 2022 and will run alongside the small grants programme. Grants will be for both core and capital costs. Russell Marriott, GoodCloud Co-Founder and CEO, said:  Givematch is part of Shamaazi, a fintech-for-good parent company that builds culture-shifting technologies that empower people to make good of their money. Shamaazi’s collection of products have contributed over £16m in charity over the last few years, predominantly from MyTenNights.  672 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Three snippets of news on developments in the charity-related tech world, from Sustainably’s successful funding round, to the launch of match funding platform GiveMatch, and that of cloud storage service GoodCloud along with the announcement of its upcoming grants programme. The investment raised will support Sustainably in marketing to new users and charities as well as improving functionality and launching a B2B platform. It has also enabled the founders to expand the team with three new recruits including two engineers and one growth lead.  Research conducted by Givematch in 2020 showed it that 88% of adults in Britain would be more likely to donate to charity if donation matching is offered while 92% said word of mouth is the biggest driver in donation choices. This led to Givematch building its tech to directly attribute match funds to donors to create a sense of individual ownership, and to make the experience “social friendly” to capitalise on a donor’s social influence.  Sustainably is planning to onboard 200,000 users to its donation app by the end of the year and generate an estimated £100m extra donations for the charities on it following a successful funding round. Advertisement Sustainably co-founders Loral Quinn and her daughter Eishel Charitytech start-up Shamaazi launches Givematch platform Using the app, individuals and corporates can set their donation limits and stop, start, pause or change them at any time, whilst also receiving charity updates showing them the positive difference that they have made through it. Sustainably sees successful funding round Cloud storage service for charities, social enterprises & SMEs launches Melanie May | 27 April 2021 | News Charity tech news round up Subscriptions start at £19 per month for 250GB of storage with the first month free – and the first service that provides access to unlimited users. GoodCloud allows unlimited users for free and has a clear, easy to use interface to make it easy to organise and search for documents, without trawling through files and folders. It also has a Free for Life level available for individuals who need a way to share content. GoodCloud’s service allows users to manage and share essential marketing and business-related assets. Match funding platform Givematch has been designed to make match funding ‘ownable, gamified and social media friendly’. Givematch donors have their donations matched based on their referrals, so donors share their favourite campaigns with their friends through a personal link, and when two of their friends donate through it, they have their original donation matched. Friends donating do not however need to give to the same charity, or give the same amount. The tech can be embedded within a charity’s website and also exists on the standalone website Givematch.com. Now supporting over 40 charities, including Macmillan, Shelter, British Heart Foundation, Social Bite and The Rainforest Trust, Sustainably is a free app that lets people give to their chosen good causes by rounding up cashless transactions and donating spare change automatically, every time they shop.   In addition, The GoodCloud Foundation will be holding a number of ‘Good Future Days’ across the UK. These seminars will bring together representatives of invited organisations to discuss and advise on potential grant-making within the third sector. The days will also be a networking opportunity, sharing good practice and having a voice in moulding the future grant programmes of The GoodCloud Foundation. Charities interested in the grants programme and seminars can register their interest on the foundation site. “We wanted to create something that was easy to use, gave value for money, and basic but highly nimble. Our aim is to provide the charity and small business sectors with a scalable solution to their problem.” A new cloud storage service GoodCloud, aimed at helping charities, social enterprises, and SMEs, has launched. During the beta launch last year with selected charities and match funders across the UK and US, across charity websites, 75% of donors opted to use Givematch and 50% of them completed their referral journey. The total donation tally accumulated a 4x return on match funds. As donors share their unique link across their social media networks to rally their followers and friends, approximately £4 is donated for every £1 in match funds. Tagged with: Technology Fintech-for-good parent company Shamaazi has launched its fourth charity tech platform, Givematch. GoodCloud has also announced that it will set aside up to 25% of its net profits each year for charitable purposes. Its new grant-making arm, The GoodCloud Foundation will distribute funding with GoodCloud trustees nominating registered charities that have applied. The scheme will come in two forms: Initially working with 6 different charities including Islamic Relief, PennyAppeal, Islamic Help, and Orphans In Need, and various match funders, the launch this April will be the start of Givematch’s global expansion. Loral Quinn, Co-founder and CEO of Sustainably explained: “We created Sustainably to enable people to have a positive impact as part of everyday life. Partnering with some amazing causes Sustainably is powering a new income stream for charities to help them continue their great work and using technology for good making it easier for people to give on their own terms and see their impact.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Dominican Republic protest: Police kill student

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first_imgSpecial to Workers World Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicNov. 11 protest in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The sign reads “Social inequality is more violent than any protest.”Police shot and killed a student at the Autonomous University here during a campus protest against a higher sales tax and the proposed privatization of the school.Witnesses said that William Florian Ramírez, 21, was only watching the Nov. 8 demonstration when he was shot in the back. The university is the country’s largest, with 180,000 students.The administration of President Daniel Medina is under fire for corruption carried out by his ruling Dominican Liberation Party. Critics say the budget deficit this year of $4.6 billion stems largely from the widespread theft of public funds. Giving the deficit as an excuse, the government has increased the nation’s sales tax from 16 to 18 percent, putting the burden directly on the already poverty-stricken working class.The tax applies to almost all commodities, including food and fuel.The protest at the campus against the higher tax was just one of many that took place all over the country.Medina was elected this August, but belongs to the same party as the previous administration. Accusers say that much of the money stolen by the governing party was used for his election.The police killing of civilians is common here. About 400 persons per year are murdered by the police, who are rarely if ever arrested and tried. However, public outrage over this shooting was so great, especially coming at a time when the government was on the defensive over corruption charges, that Medina quickly had the cop fired and arrested. Several other police officials who had been at the scene are “under investigation.” Even the conservative head of the Senate called for “swift justice” against the cop who killed the student.The cop’s arrest is highly unusual and reflects fear in ruling circles that the growing desperation of the masses over the new president’s economic measures will lead to greater struggles.For most of the decades since U.S. Marines first invaded the Dominican Republic in 1916, corrupt right-wing governments have ruled here with Washington’s blessing. A brief period of revolutionary nationalism in the mid-1960s was ended by a second U.S. invasion in 1965. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Pork Holds Annual Meeting

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first_img Ted Hendrickson Indiana Pork Holds Annual Meeting Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Pork Holds Annual Meeting SHARE SHARE Previous articleIndiana Chefs Featured at Taste of EleganceNext articleIndiana Corn and Soy Growers Talk Issues with Legislators Eric Pfeiffer Greg Slipher- Indiana Farm Bureau 1 of 2center_img Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 31, 2018 At the annual meeting, Ted Hendrickson, a pork producer from Randolph County, and Greg Slipher, a Livestock Specialist with Indiana Farm Bureau, received Meritorious Service Awards. Chef Patrick MacWhorter from Oakleys Bistro in Indianapolis was the big winner at the Taste of Elegance. See other winners from the Taste of Elegance here. Indiana Pork Meritorious Service Award Winners Facebook Twitter Indiana Pork Annual Meeting and Taste of EleganceJoe Baldwin, President of the Indiana Pork Board of DirectorsIndiana Pork had a big day on Tuesday with their annual meeting earlier in the day and then the Taste of Elegance at the Indiana Roof Ballroom that evening. Indiana Pork Board of Directors President Joe Baldwin, of Wayne County, was reelected to his position during the annual meeting. I had the opportunity to discuss with him some concerns of pork producers in 2018. “One issue that’s just right on the cusp right now is the electronic logging devices for truckers. We don’t want our livestock haulers to have to make a decision between following an arbitrary time line versus the proper welfare of an animal.”President Trump mentioned during his State of the Union address that from now on he expects trading relationships to be, “fair and, very importantly, reciprocal.” Baldwin says trade access to global markets is crucial. “Our industry relies on exports to a large degree, even to the extent of about $40 per animal. Continuing access to those markets, to be able to trade on an equal playing field, whether it be with NAFTA, KORUS (United States-Korean Free Trade Agreement), or on the bilateral agreements in the Asia Pacific region. All those are very important to us.”last_img read more

Dixon allows men’s basketball to look at ‘bigger picture’ of March Madness

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first_imgReddIt Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Robbie Vaglio TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Facebook Linkedin What to watch during quarantine Dixon said he hopes the continued talk of the NCAA Tournament will light a spark in his squad down the stretch of the season.“In having a team that hasn’t had a history of success and hasn’t been to the tournament in 25 years, I want them to understand what we have coming up here,” Dixon said.Alex Robinson is very fond of Dixon’s approach.Alex Robison leaves the court during a time-out break against West Virginia. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“I think that’s the best way to go about it,” Robinson said. “Our ultimate goal is to get to the dance, so that’s what we need to be focused on. That’s what we’ve believed for this whole year. We’ve stuck together and have made sure that we’ve put ourselves in the right position.”The head coach has put his team in the right position. With just five games remaining before postseason basketball, the Horned Frogs are still predicted to hear their names called on Selection Sunday. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi anticipates a first-round matchup between eight-seed Butler and nine-seed TCU in Nashville. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Previous articleWomen’s basketball will honor Kay Yow in annual “Play4Kay” gameNext articleRowing club seeks growth and competition Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Linkedincenter_img ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Up next however for the Horned Frogs are the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Cowboys have two wins and two losses in their last four games with both wins coming on the road led by Jeffrey Carroll averaging 15.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.Dixon said the team’s start Saturday could determine the outcome and stressed the importance of getting out to a hot start against Oklahoma State.“We need to guard better, guard the three better and cut down on layups,” Dixon said.That’s easier said than done.“This is definitely a game we need to rebound on,” Robinson said. “We know they’re going to come out and give us their best shot since we beat them up in Stillwater. They’re really good defensively and play a similar defense to West Virginia in denying the ball.” TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed TAGSJamie Dixonmarch madness Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Dixon laughs following TCU’s victory over Texas. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean printMost coaches take the season one game at a time, refusing to look too far ahead and cause distractions.TCU head coach Jamie Dixon is not one of those coaches.Dixon has embraced the idea of his team contending for a spot in the NCAA Tournament and allows his team to continue looking ahead toward the bright lights of March Madness.“Everybody’s talking about it, so we’ve started talking about it,” Dixon said. “In today’s day and age, everything’s out there on social media. It’s just what it is and you can’t deny the obvious.”last_img read more