first_imgMonday 15 November 2010 8:44 pm Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Banks deny BBA talks to cut bonuses center_img Share KCS-content whatsapp UK banks have denied they are involved in a coordinated effort to slash bankers bonuses by almost half.Banks are under pressure to trim more than £3bn from the estimated £7bn bonus pot, which is due to be announced in March.However, the four main UK banks denied rumours they are working with the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) to meet the target.A BBA spokesman told City A.M.: “We’re not doing anything specific on this. Bonuses inevitably come up whenever we meet but there is no taskforce and there are no targets we are working towards.”Bankers’ bonuses are already expected to tumble from last year’s £10bn to £7bn after a poor year for investment banking.Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chairman Philip Hampton earlier this month confirmed the amount it will pay will almost certainly drop from last year’s £1.3bn. He said: “It would be strange if market forces did not play a part in reducing bonuses because this has been a weaker year for investment banking markets than last year and so, if the word bonus means anything, it means payouts should be lower than last year.”However, a source close to the bank said the government would not have the same influence over it as last year, when UKFI, the body responsible for the public stake in RBS, had the right to veto its bonus pot.Banks and politicians look set to clash over the issue for the second year running, with many in government said to be baulking at even a £4bn total bonus pot.A Treasury spokesman said: “The government’s objective is to extract the maximum sustainable tax revenues from financial services. Pay should reward long-term, sustainable wealth creation, not unsustainable short-term performance.”Bankers will be determined to take home the highest possible sum after new European proposals threaten to give them an initial loss on deferred bonuses.Thanks to new deferred payment rules, bankers receiving a bonus of more than £1m will get less than £200,000 up front but could face immediate taxes totalling around the same amount.BANKERS’ BONUSESPOLITICAL BRIEFING By David CrowIT’S impossible to have a rational debate on bankers’ bonuses, especially since politicians became involved. Yesterday’s suggestion that UK banks, under the stewardship of the industry trade body, were planning to cap bonuses to placate public ire was quickly denied. Several industry sources think the story originated in Whitehall. What the coalition likely wanted to do was to take credit for bonuses that would already be lower than last year’s. This year hasn’t been as strong for investment banks, meaning bonus pots will be naturally smaller.And new European rules, coupled with regulations from the FSA, force bankers to take big chunks of performance-related awards in deferred shares, will see the cash component fall dramatically. The coalition will claim responsibility, arguing it has succeeded where Labour failed by convincing the banks to put their own houses in order. George Osborne is also likely to come under fire when he unveils plans for a bank levy, which will be set at a much lower rate than previously thought (although it will still raise £2.5bn). He is hoping that by taking credit for lower bonuses, he can defuse Labour’s attacks on the levy. last_img read more

first_img Share Howden sees sales of its kitchens serve up profit whatsapp BRITISH kitchen supplier Howden Joinery said it was confident of winning more market share in 2011 as its business model focused on small builders makes the best of a tough market.The firm, which supplies kitchen units to over 200,000 small builders from 489 UK depots, beat forecasts with a 47 per cent rise in 2010 profit. It said current trading was robust and outlined a plan to resume dividends in the current year, disappointing those who had hoped for a payout on last year’s profit.“The market, the way it’s shaping in its complexity with peoples’ requirements for a working kitchen, is moving our way,” chief executive Matthew Ingle, who founded Howden Joinery in 1995, said. “Are we immune from a downturn? No we are not, but we have access to more of the markets doing it our way than I think perhaps people are aware of,” he added. Thursday 3 March 2011 7:50 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img THE HORRIFIC earthquake and tsunami in Japan last month knocked the country’s exports more than expected, official data revealed yesterday.Disruptions to supply chains saw exports drop 2.2 per cent from a year earlier, a heavier fall than the 1.1 per cent to 1.5 per cent decline anticipated by many economists. It was also the first decline in exports for 16 months. The decline reduced Japan’s trade surplus, which came in at 196.5bn yen (£1.45bn) – its lowest level in two years.“The seasonally-adjusted fall was much starker,” said David Rea of Capital Economics. “Export trade values plummeted 7.7 per cent month on month, the steepest drop since the global financial crisis caused three double-digit month on month declines in a row.”Shipments to China rose an annual 3.8 per cent while shipments to the US fell 3.4 per cent.“The pace of fall in exports will likely accelerate in April as automakers’ production lines have not returned to normal,” said Yoshimasa Maruyama, economist at the Itochu Economic Research Institute in Tokyo.“On the other hand, imports will probably stay at a higher level in coming months as energy imports increase in both volume terms and value due to price increases. Imports of goods needed for production and reconstruction are also seen rising,” Maruyama added. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Share Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img Wednesday 20 April 2011 8:06 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Earthquake and tsunami shatter Japan’s exports last_img read more

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares What are the best UK shares to buy now to make a passive income in 2021? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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They yield in excess of 5%, and have business models that may be relatively unaffected by lockdown measures and a slowing economic outlook. British American Tobacco is shifting its business model towards next-generation products such as e-cigarettes, while SSE is moving its asset base towards low carbon generation.These changes may help to maintain the relevance of both companies in a rapidly-changing economic environment. This may aid their passive income potential over the long run through producing higher dividend growth and a more solid income performance.Dividend growth opportunities beyond 2021Dividend growth stocks may also be among the best UK shares to buy now to make a passive income. They may have lower income returns at the present time, but their industry positions and strategies may lead to higher dividend growth rates that prompt improving investor sentiment.As such, stocks including AstraZeneca and Segro could be of interest to FTSE 100 income investors. They yield 2.8% and 2.4% respectively at the present time. However, they may be able to grow shareholder payouts at a fast pace. AstraZeneca has an enviable position in emerging markets, as well as having a solid pipeline of new drugs that could catalyse its performance alongside acquisition activity. Segro’s warehouses look set to enjoy high demand as the retail industry shifts online. This may enable it to pay a higher dividend to produce a more appealing passive income in the coming years.Diversification in 2021Clearly, the outlook for many UK shares is uncertain and this may mean that diversifying is even more important than usual for passive income investors. It could reduce risk at what is a challenging time for many industries and lead to a more impressive income return in the coming years. See all posts by Peter Stephenscenter_img Peter Stephens owns shares of AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco, and SSE. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Anglican Communion News Service] In a rare political intervention, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has explicitly criticized the U.S. President Donald Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim videos posted by a British far-right extremist group. Welby said “it is deeply disturbing that the President of the United States has chosen to amplify the voice of far-right extremists.” The U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May also criticised the U.S. president, but was slapped down by Mr. Trump, who told her to “focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism.”Read the full article here. Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Faith & Politics Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest December 1, 2017 at 10:47 am Thank you for speaking out against this shameful behavior —The US A Beacon of Hope / An example of a Higher Standard? Unfortunately NOT under this President— TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls December 1, 2017 at 8:27 am Thank you to the Archbishop of Canterbury for his statement criticizing the retweeting of anti-Muslim videos. (I am a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Janesville, WI, USA, and do not agree with our “president” and did not vote for him.) I am much encouraged by the love of the Episcopal church here and the Archbishop of Canterbury in many aspects, but especially now this statement which has gone out to the world. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA center_img Sarah Tyriver says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments (3) Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York December 4, 2017 at 11:31 am Thank you, Archbishop, for exercising your moral authority to question the wisdom of Mr. Trump’s tweet. I believe your statement will encourage other people of faith to speak out and not stand by as observers to the outrageous and often racist comments of the President. Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Comments are closed. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Margaret B. Smith says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Donald Trump, Rector Collierville, TN Sherri Frances says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop of Canterbury intervenes in Anglo-American diplomatic Twitter row Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Posted Nov 30, 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

first_imgBirmingham Airport & Birmingham Royal BalletBirmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Airport have officially launched their year-long partnership with an exclusive event showcasing the talent of one of BRB’s most long-standing and impactful programmes, Freefall Dance Company. The partnership will focus on both Freefall and BRB’s Dance Track talent identification programme. Through the partnership, Birmingham Airport will provide funding to enable one new school in the North East area of Birmingham to join the Dance Track programme. There will also be other activities throughout the year such as dance workshops with Birmingham Airport staff in the BRB studios and live performances from Dance Track and Freefall.  1,650 total views,  14 views today Thinking of You & Parkinson’s UKCharity mobile start-up Thinking of You has announced its 50th charity partner, Parkinson’s UK, which will join charities including the likes of Shelter, Children with Cancer UK, Brain Tumour Research and Make-A-Wish on the Thinking of You app. The app enables users to send a thoughtful message to someone and add an optional donation to the chosen charity of the recipient or sender. Users will be able to select Parkinson’s UK for one-off or regular donations, and to choose Parkinson’s UK as their favourite charity for fundraising campaigns too. Tagged with: corporate 50 charity partners, another great milestone for #ThinkingofYou.A very warm welcome aboard to @ParkinsonsUK https://t.co/qEwrInaGaT— Thinking of You (@ThinkingofYouHQ) July 3, 2019  1,651 total views,  15 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis45 Surf & Trussell Trust Laundry brand Surf has partnered with the Trussell Trust to donate a quarter of a million washes to people visiting food banks in their network over the next year. To mark the occasion, Love Island 2018 winner and Surf ambassador, Dani Dyer, visited Hackney Foodbank, a member of the Trussell Trust’s network, to lend a hand in sorting through donations. Culture Recruitment & Cure LeukaemiaA number of businesses have come together to sponsor Cure Leukaemia’s year’s London 2 Paris ride during Blood Cancer Awareness Month. The co-founders of Birmingham business Culture Recruitment will be participating in the event while the business is also sponsoring the final day of cycling from Beauvais to Paris, and a team of physios/masseurs from Roadside Therapy at the event which runs from 12-15 September. The lead sponsors for each day of the event have now been announced, with London to Calais on day one backed by protein supplement whey’d, and day two – Calais to Abbeville – by Rudell the Jewellers. Day three, from Abbeville to Beauvais, has been sponsored by Honky, whilst Crewe-based caboodle technology, are sponsoring the kit being worn by the back-up crew. Gatehouse Bank is proud to announce @macmillancancer as it’s charity of the year.https://t.co/zyAyjVEmPR#GatehouseBank #HomePurchasePlans #BuyToLet #RealEstate #UKResidents #UKExpats #InternationalResidents #Property #Finance #Investments #SpecialistBanking #Charity #Macmillan pic.twitter.com/jdsz5aWKGj— Gatehouse Bank (@gatehousebank) July 4, 2019 We’ve partnered with @Donate4Refugees! Simply purchase any of our products and we will donate a FREE Microspray to Donate4Refugees. Essential protection will be provided to the most vulnerable refugees in their battle against disease and infection: https://t.co/bNvYKd7Jy8 pic.twitter.com/0u8QqGC5MO— THEYE Mosquito Repellent (@THEYE8) July 2, 2019 Gatehouse Bank & Macmillan Gatehouse Bank has named Macmillan Cancer Support as its inaugural Charity of the Year, chosen by staff. To support its new Charity of the Year, employees of Gatehouse Bank will take part in a fundraising event every month. Staff have already competed in the Milton Keynes Marathon and Half Marathon on 6th May as well as 5k and 10k races at Run Regent’s Park on 9th June. Employees are also being encouraged to come up with their own fundraising activities for the charity, while donation boxes supplied by Macmillan are being placed in the reception areas of Gatehouse Bank’s offices in central London and Milton Keynes. Greetings cards donated by an employee based in Milton Keynes are also being sold for donations to Macmillan. Joie Baby & Variety, the Children’s CharityJoie Baby, in partnership with Variety, the Children’s Charity presented Kent’s St. Nicholas School with a Variety Sunshine Coach, at a ceremony at Nizels Golf & Country Club, Tonbridge. The coach is the first of a fleet of ten donated by Joie Baby to be delivered to Special Educational Needs schools across the nation. The Sunshine Coach will support the 250 students at St. Nicholas School which provides education for children aged between 2 and 19 who have profound severe & complex learning difficulties. The donation will help ensure students are able to integrate with those at mainstream partner schools in Canterbury and take part in sporting events. People’s Postcode Lottery & Dogs TrustPeople’s Postcode Lottery has announced that over £12million has been awarded to Dogs Trust since their partnership first began in 2013. The money raised so far by lottery players has allowed the charity to invest in additional skilled staff in several different rehoming centres including Canine Carers, Greeting Staff, Transfer Drivers, Maintenance Operatives, Training and Behaviour Advisors and Assistants, Volunteer Co-ordinators, Foster Home Co-ordinators, Vet Nurses and Assistants and Hydrotherapists. The money has also helped enable the charity to maintain and improve its rehoming centre facilities, with funds currently contributing towards the redevelopment of its Darlington rehoming centre into a world-class facility that will better cater to the needs of thousands of dogs, staff and visitors in the North East. THEYE & Donate4RefugeesTHEYE, West-Yorkshire based manufacturer of travel essentials and mosquito repellent products, has recently announced the launch of a new partnership with the charity Donate4Refugees, in which the company will donate products from its new mosquito repellent range to refugees across Europe, providing protection for the mosquito-borne diseases which are providing a risk to many refugees in the current climate. Those who purchase THEYE products throughout July will be assisting, with the company donating a microspray to the charity for every purchase. Partnerships between businesses and charities can bring a lot of benefits – for both sides – and here is a round up of some of the recent activity that has been going on around the UK, from fundraising to event sponsorship, donated items and more. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis45 Melanie May | 19 July 2019 | News Foresters Friendly Society & Rays of SunshineRays of Sunshine has been chosen by mutual provider Foresters Friendly Society as its annual charity from June 2019 to June 2020. Each year, Foresters Friendly Society’s incoming President chooses a charity for the mutual’s members to support. In addition to ongoing charity fundraising around the country, the President will host a National Afternoon Tea event in September 2019 in aid of Rays of Sunshine. With the money raised, Foresters Friendly Society hopes to help the charity continue to grant wishes to the children it supports. 10 great corporate partnerships: from fundraising to sponsorship, donated items, and more Advertisement Toyota & Guide DogsThe Toyota Production System has been used to help improve the efficiency of the Guide Dogs’ harness-making, as part of Toyota GB’s three-year partnership with the charity. The Toyota team reviewed every aspect of the production and distribution of Guide Dogs’ harnesses and discovered a high level of inventory owing to a ‘just in case’ principle. Toyota recommended that the ‘Just in Time’ pillar of TPS could be applied to reduce surplus inventory. Improvements included production of kanbans (a tool used in the Toyota Production System to operate the production system as a pull system. It is a system that provides for conveying information between processes and automatically orders parts as they are used), visual signage and shelf labels. The measures resulted in zero parts shortages and improved efficiencies with a 24-hour turnaround on new orders. 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

first_imgAfter two charges were dropped at hearing, union militant Stevan Kirschbaum speaks to crowd of Boston bus drivers and other supporters.WW photo: Brenda RyanDorchester, Mass. — The fighting members of Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, and their supporters from the community, labor and the political movement staged a virtual occupation of the Dorchester [Mass.] District Court on Nov. 24 at the scene of the continuing anti-union frame-up trial of USW 8751 grievance chair and founder, Stevan Kirschbaum. People packed the courtroom and hallways, and picketed and rallied on the courthouse steps.Team Solidarity — “the Voice of United School Bus Union Workers” — even conducted briefing rallies inside the courthouse in “Occupy Wall Street” style.The militant legal team of people’s attorneys Barry P. Wilson and John Pavlos brought the Team Solidarity fightback approach right into the court proceedings. The defense attorneys’ tactics shocked the prosecution when they introduced a “mass witness” list, issuing subpoenas to numerous enemies of the union, including Veolia’s management, the Boston School Department and the Boston police.Kirschbaum’s attorneys also presented a detailed, thorough and compelling motion to dismiss the case, effectively taking on Veolia, BSD and the Boston police. The attorneys even called out the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office for its apparent complicity in union busting, since the office had gone ahead with a prosecution in the face of fraudulent and fabricated evidence and government witnesses’ false statements.A media alert issued Nov. 24 by Team Solidarity states: “The defense motion to dismiss argues that, in the face of evidence in the DA’s possession that would exonerate Kirschbaum, the Suffolk County DA’s office ‘can have no good faith basis required to continue its prosecution with respect to the remaining trumped-up charges’ — and those should therefore be dropped. Failure to do so would amount to acquiescence and complicity in the abuse of court process for union-busting aims. …“The campaign against the school bus drivers’ leader is transparent given his role in the union. He is a 40-year veteran union leader and founder; the grievance committee chair responsible for processing virtually all disputes at all four bus yards; a chief negotiator for the union in the current collective bargaining; and one of the four illegally fired union leaders.”The state tried but failed to exclude 38 defense witnesses. Wilson and Pavlos pounded away at the frame up in their compelling arguments on their motion, which included photos, video, a conspiratorial text stream (exculpatory evidence obtained from the state) and potential witnesses.As part of Wilson’s presentation, he denounced Veolia’s global reputation as an oppressor and union buster from Boston to San Francisco to the Arab world, a political defense of a motion not usually heard in this court.The judge stated that he will rule on the motion to dismiss within two weeks and set the next trial date for Feb. 2, 2015, at 9 a.m. Chants of “Drop the frame-up charges! Rehire the Union 4!” “Veolia, we say no! Union busting has got to go!” and “No contract, no work!” reverberated from the courthouse step to the halls and court rooms inside. It was clear that the rainy weather did not dampen the spirit of the determined rank and file.The day closed with a militant rally featuring updates from people’s lawyers Wilson and Pavlos and wonderful solidarity messages, including those from Sister Pam Africa, MOVE Minister of Confrontation and leader of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal; Brother Charles Clemons of TOUCH 106.1; Monica Moorehead and Teresa Gutierrez from Workers World Party; Boston Teacher Union Building Rep. Herculano Fecteau; Garry Murchison; Samir Stanley; Andre Francois; Steven Gillis; Max Chris Perkins; and Brad Holhut of the International Workers of the World. Later in the afternoon Clemons aired an exclusive interview with Sister Pam Africa.All out for the Feb. 2 trial! Drop the frame-up charges!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 14, 2018 Indiana Sheep Association Elects New President and Awards Members Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Sheep Association Elects New President and Awards Members The Indiana Sheep Association (ISA) recently held its annual meeting and hosted the Hoosier Sheep Symposium at the Montgomery County 4-H Grounds in Crawfordsville, IN.  The organization elected Larry Hopkins as its new president.“Like other sectors of Indiana agribusiness, the state’s sheep industry is undergoing significant changes with the emergence of non-traditional markets and a desire to produce locally grown food directly for Indiana consumers.  I look forward to leading Indiana’s sheep producers in this effort,” Hopkins said.Hopkins is the owner and operator of Little Eagle Creek Valley Farm in Westfield.  He also serves on the board of directors of the Indiana Sheep & Wool Market Development Council (Indiana Sheep & Wool) which oversees the state sheep checkoff marketing fund and serves on the genetics committee of the American Sheep Industry (ASI). He previously served as a director of the North American Shetland Sheep Breeders Association and on the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Board while serving as the chief executive officer of the Attorney General’s office.  A lifelong member of Indiana Farm Bureau, Hopkins is also a partner in Hopkins Dairy Farm, LLC.Other new board members include Danielle Walker of Salem as vice president and Bernie Cripe of Frankfort, and David Greenburg of Greencastle, who were re-elected secretary and treasurer respectively. ISA also elected three directors with terms expiring in 2021. They are: John Dyer of Chrisney, Danny Rogers of Monrovia, and Dave Smith of Earl Park.Dr. Stan Poe of Franklin was elected to represent Indiana on the ASI Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting in New Orleans, January 23-26, 2019.AwardsIn addition to the election, the annual symposium honored three shepherds with awards. These are presented each year to individuals who have made a positive impact on the Indiana sheep industry, assisting youth and providing services to their local communities.* Master Shepherd Award – Ken McMichael of Underwood. McMichael has been involved in the sheep industry for several years and is a strong supporter of Indiana Sheep & Wool where he serves as the lead chair. He recently attended the Howard Wyman Sheep Leadership in South Dakota to broaden his knowledge of the sheep industry.* Shepherd of the Year Award – Steve Kennedy of Shirley. Kennedy is active not only as a producer, but shears sheep in addition his job as a first responder. Steve uses his leadership skills as director of the State Fair Shearing Contest and is a member of Indiana Sheep & Wool.* The Friend of ISA – Jeff Hunter of Brookston. Hunter is owner of Hunter Nutrition who supplies feed and other products for the sheep industry. Jeff has been and continues to be a strong supporter of ISA and the industry.Source: Indiana Sheep Association Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week: Year-round E15 and Indiana Senate DebateNext articleTrump, Xi Likely to Meet at Upcoming G-20 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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first_img By News Highland – October 1, 2015 Google+ Derry City and Strabane District Council has launched one final push in its quest to have the city named the 2015 Foodie Town of Ireland.Online public voting until finishes tomorrow evening , with the title being determined on the basis of both the public vote and the verdict of a judging panel which visited the city last week. Each element counts for 50%.Tourism Officer Mary Blake says food is becoming a key part of Derry’s tourism industry…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/maryfoodie.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Derry Tourism Officer urges one final push in “Foodie Town” campaign Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleGAA Programme – 30/09/15Next articleDerry’s Fergal Doherty retires from the inter county scene News Highland Twitter Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more