Lidl loses UK managing director after one year

first_img Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.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.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Monday 6 September 2010 8:11 pm Lidl loses UK managing director after one year KCS-content whatsapp whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia LIDL UK managing director Frank-Michael Mros is understood to have stepped down from his post.According to reports in Germany, where Lidl is based, Mros, who replaced Marcel Oosterwijk last summer, stepped down from the post last week. Lidl declined to comment yesterday.His appointment was controversial as he was the previous boss of Germany where he had to stand down following a scandal after it was claimed the company collected and stored data on employees’ medical records.Aldi, which in 2008 reported sales growth of more than 20 per cent in Britain, has also suffered upheaval after a sharp drop-off in the rate of growth.In August last year, it parted company with Paul Foley, its UK managing director and a 20-year veteran of the group. Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Siemens could sell Osram lightbulb maker for €7bn

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share Monday 28 March 2011 7:47 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald KCS-content Siemens could sell Osram lightbulb maker for €7bn center_img whatsapp whatsapp Siemens is set to announce plans to float lightbulb unit Osram, the last of its consumer business.Osram, the only business not bearing the Siemens brand, is estimated to be worth between €5bn (£4.4bn) and €7bn. It is the world’s second largest lighting company after Philips and ahead of General Electric.Analysts expect that Siemens, which makes everything from fast trains to hearing aids, will sell a minority stake in Osram as a first stage and will likely use the proceeds to expand the business before exiting it altogether in the medium term.Osram’s profit last year rose sixfold to €569m as a swift recovery by German car makers helped boost sales 16 per cent to €4.7bn. The move is part of Siemens’ radical revamp since 2007, when it sold its automotive business VDO to tyre maker Continental in 2007 in an €11.4bn deal. Siemens also sold its minority stake in tank maker Krauss-Maffei Wegman in December. Future potential disposals could include stakes in turbine engine maker Voith Hydro. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ariston Holdings Limited 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgAriston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileAriston Holdings Limited is an agricultural enterprise operating in diverse markets that range from tea, macadamia nuts, horticulture and deciduous fruits to fish farming, beef cattle and poultry. Deciduous fruits include bananas, apples and peaches; while staple crops include potatoes, tomatoes, peas, maize and soya beans. Ariston Holdings Limited has a national footprint, with six strategic business units located in the northern and eastern regions of Zimbabwe. Southdown Estates consists of three tea estates with over 1 200 hectares allocated to tea plants, almost 60 hectares to bananas and over 450 hectares to macadamia trees. Claremont Estate concentrates on growing pome and stone fruit, passion fruit and potatoes; while Kent Estate focuses on horticultural crops, poultry and livestock. The company also packages and distributes blended tea for the domestic market. Its headquarters are in Msasa, Harare. Ariston Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Bosc House / Joan Poca Arquitecte

first_imgBosc House / Joan Poca ArquitecteSave this projectSaveBosc House / Joan Poca Arquitecte CopyHouses•Spain Manufacturers: JUNG, Rothoblaas, Binderholz, Ceràmica Ferres, Aduro, FUSTECH P.B. S.L., LA ESCANDELLA, TECHNO PIEUX Photographs:  Adrià Goula Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Bosc House / Joan Poca Arquitecte Architects: Joan Poca Arquitecte Area Area of this architecture project Joan Poca Arquitecte 2019 “COPY” Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 28Curated by Clara Ott Share Projects Lead Architect: “COPY” Country:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. We found a plot that is a delight, a cut of the forest that this area should have been a long time ago. Crowded with holm oaks, we are greeted by a subtle freshness, the padded floor of dry leaves and a homogeneous clarity that blurs the shadows.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaWe find it unbeatable and the effort will be to preserve what already exists. We leave the topography intact, we respect the trail of an old forest path that crosses the plot from North to South that will now pass under the house and cut the minimum trees.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!South FacadeSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe house distributes its weight in 43 14x14cm laminated wood pillars that rest on metal piles punctured to the ground surgically without earthworks. These pillars will continue to climb inside, branching out into beams and braces and reproducing spaces and widths similar to those of the forest outside.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaStructure arranged in diaphanous strips from East to West, thus allowing us to get through views from end to end of the plot. Located laterally, the house is not perceived as an obstacle and will not split the plot into halves.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaWe choose to establish a certain symbiosis with the environment, we fragment, we introduce interruptions, we darken and clarify, we try to avoid a forceful, uniform form. The house must be variable, different in itself, so we introduce dashed lines, dotted planes.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaTransforming the interior into an exterior, such as encapsulating a piece of this forest where we are, air-conditioning it, furnishing it, and making it the home’s habitat.In this holm oak we have a diffused, filtered, soft and very pleasant light and we want this same light for the interior too, much clarity but not direct light, so there are high openings that face North, and openings to South that are under eaves. 3 types of views from the inside, horizontally and through the trunks you have distant views, looking a little up you see the tops of the trees, leaves and branches very close to the house, almost touching it. And vertical views, between the trees, to see the sky.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaYou can see the edge of the panels and the CLT, the heads of the beams, screws and fittings, roof rails and rakes of the ventilated façade, the edge of the flat tile, ceramic and concrete tiles, the fabric waterproof, electrical wiring, hanging sewer pipes, the house as a coupling of construction elements, and these as defining their presence.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe coatings, pavements and furniture avoid being a continuous layer indifferent to the morphology of the spaces where they are placed. They grow, adapt and fit and will make this twist visible. The parquet swirls at the foot of a pillar, a shelf folds in front of the stove, a shelf clings to the structure, a bench is locked between porticos …, the tiles are no longer an indifferent weave and are applied adapted to each arrangement.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Proposals: Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021Call for SubmissionsODA Introduces New Approach to Tower Building in SeattleArchitecture News Share Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941191/bosc-house-joan-poca-arquitecte Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941191/bosc-house-joan-poca-arquitecte Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  203 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  CopyAbout this officeJoan Poca ArquitecteOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on June 09, 2020Cite: “Bosc House / Joan Poca Arquitecte” [Casa Bosc / Joan Poca Arquitecte] 09 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴塞罗那原木小屋 Bosc / Joan Poca Arquitecte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! 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… and over here

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis … and over here Howard Lake | 23 January 2000 | News “Raising money… is virtually a US monopoly”“Raising money… is virtually a US monopoly”, says Richard Reeves in The Observer today, claiming that Americans are better suited to fundraising, among other jobs, “simply because the US is further ahead.”This claim is somewhat controversial, but he is right that “money-getters from across the pond are in huge demand.” He quotes Alice Gosling, an American-born fundraiser at Lincoln College, Oxford: “in the US, colleges have been aggressively fundraising for 25 years. Here, development is fairly new in lots of areas – higher education, museums, the ballet. The industry is simply more developed in the US.” Advertisement Read Your country needs US by Richard Reeves at The Observer.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Yorkshire Building Society members donate over £1 million

first_imgYorkshire Building Society members donate over £1 million Since January 1999 Yorkshire Building Society members have donated over £1 million to charity through the Building Society’s Charitable Foundation and its Small Change, Big Difference Scheme.The Foundation receives much of its funds through the Scheme where Society members donate the pennies from the interest. Members are then invited to nominate charities and local good causes that they would like to see supported. In 2006, the Foundation made 1,188 donations but already in 2007 more than 1,300 local causes have been supported and over 90% of these were nominated by Society members. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 November 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Louise Neill of the Foundation said: “One in four Society members currently participate in Small Change, Big Difference with this figure growing every day as part of the Foundation’s ‘Be One in a Million’ campaign to increase membership. As the majority of the Foundation’s money is generated through this Scheme we feel it is only right that Society members are invited to have their say in where it goes.“We are absolutely delighted to have reached the £1million point in member donations through the Scheme. This amount together with the Society’s support of the Charitable Foundation has enabled over 5,000 charities to share £2.5 million.” Tagged with: Research / statisticslast_img read more

Youth lead as millions say ‘Planet, not profits!’

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Sept. 20 — ​Around the world today, it’s estimated that 4 million people took to the streets in an unprecedented Global Climate Strike, led for the most part by youth under 18. Many students walked out of school in unexcused absences, while others came with teachers or parents. Many young workers left their jobs to join in.The day of global coordinated actions took place in over 185 countries starting in the South Pacific islands, through Australia, across Asia, Africa, into Europe and finally the Americas. Demonstrations took place on every continent and in every major city. The list is too long to enumerate here.The Global Climate Strike was the third in a worldwide series of climate rallies organized by students in the last 12 months. September 20 may go down in history as the largest global demonstration in the fight against climate crisis —​ to date. Australia reported its largest turnouts for social protests since anti-war demonstrations in 2003 preceding the U.S. war on Iraq. In the U.S. alone climate strikes were organized in over 1,000 cities —​ many reporting numbers from the hundreds to the tens of thousands or more. At least a quarter of a million people filled New York’s Foley Square, followed by a march to Battery Park. Recent climate catastrophes —​ super hurricanes in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico, rapidly melting ice caps in Greenland and out-of-control fires in rainforests in the Amazon, Africa and Indonesia — ​certainly accelerated the turnout. Protests in the Solomon Islands and elsewhere in the South Pacific targeted rising sea levels which have wiped out entire communities. In South Africa, a major concern was toxic waste, in India air pollution and plastic waste, and in Australia coal expansion. (theguardian.com, Sept. 20)The strike coincided with the start of the United Nations climate summit called in response to the urgency for government actions needed to restrict rising global temperatures. The common factor in most of these actions was that leadership came from youth —​ students and workers —​ whose concern for their future is fueling this movement. In many cities children led the marches, in some cities even requesting that older activists take up the rear. The average age of participants in many protests was between 12 and 18 years.Many young participants see the climate crisis and its threat to the future of the planet as the most important issue of their generation, along with the stark reality of extinction of countless nonhuman species. Creative handmade signs read: “There is no planet B,” “Let the youth be heard,” “We can’t save the world by playing by the rules,” “You’ll die of old age, I’ll die from climate change.” And many said, “System change, not climate change.” Fifteen-year-old A.J. Conermann, marching in Washington, D.C., put it simply: “I want to grow up. I want to have a future.” Also 15-year-old Marie-Lou Sahai skipped school in Paris to participate because “The only way to make people listen is to protest.” (AP, Sept. 21) Isha Venturi, a 15-year-old student at the protest in New York, said, “No matter how many times they try to ignore the issue, you can see every teenager in the area is here. … We’re not quiet anymore.” (NBCnews.com, Sept. 20)Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old who is credited with starting the weekly climate change strikes and the hashtag #FridaysForFuture, addressed the demonstration in New York. She said, “We are united by science and we will do everything in our power to stop this crisis from getting worse, even if it means skipping school or work because this is more important. … Why should we study for a future that is being taken away from us? That is being stolen for profit.” Thunberg is expected to participate in a U.N. Youth Climate Summit on Sept. 21 and speak at the U.N. Climate Action Summit with global leadership on Sept. 23. Thunberg addressed the U.S. Congress on Sept. 18. Environmental struggle has evolvedThe energy and diversity of this fledgling movement should not be underestimated. This is not your parents’ environmental movement.Traditional leadership in the environmental movement has tried to contain it, limiting demands and making it more about “individual choices” over what food to eat and what products to buy. Yet the barrage of recent climate disasters and reports of rapid climate destruction have clearly propelled this movement way ahead of those who would seek to confine and contain it. Speaking at a rally in Williamstown, Mass., 16-year-old Ruth Weaver addressed this. To resounding cheers she said, “Switching to a diva cup or buying a metal straw isn’t going to stop this. … The real planet killers at work here are the corporations, toxic waste dumped into water, trees cut, and water contaminated with lead. … This is not our fault but now it is our responsibility to take on these corporations.”Anti-capitalist and pro-socialist slogans could be seen at many actions in cities across the U.S. Recognition that capitalism is at the root of the crisis and has no answers to solve it was evident, along with the understanding that socialist countries — ​Cuba, China and others — ​are offering up solutions.At the Lower Manhattan rally, Workers World Party had a large, well-received banner that read: “System Change, Not Climate Change — ​Stop Capitalist Pollution with Socialist Revolution.” Signs seen at other protests included: “Our planet is choked by environmental racism,” “Save the planet, end capitalism,” and “It’s capitalism, not straws.” Youth were also open to the teachings of Marx, Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg, Malcolm X and other revolutionary thinkers.Thousands of Portland, Ore., students packed the streets in a march that stretched nearly a mile. Some signs they carried read: “Don’t frack with Mother Nature,” “The solution to pollution is revolution,” “If you don’t act like adults, we will,” “There will be no solution under capitalism” and “Don’t burn my future.”Reparations for climate refugeesThe wide diversity of protesters, including ethnicity and nationality, was also evident. While young people were clearly the majority, the age range of demonstrators ran from under 8 to over 80. Participants included Indigenous people whose land has been colonized and ravaged by capitalism. In several cities speakers acknowledged that rallies were held on Indigenous lands.Solidarity with im/migrants and against Immigration and Customs Enforcement was also expressed. The San Francisco rally of over 40,000 people stopped outside the ICE office and at banks, institutions and corporations fueling and benefiting from the climate crisis, including Amazon. In several cities FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants & Refugees Everywhere) brought signs calling for “Big Oil: Pay climate refugees reparations” and “Open the borders, justice for climate refugees.” In Atlanta, a sign read: “The wrong I.C.E. is melting.”Tech workers strike in solidarityAs students walked out of their schools, thousands of tech workers from Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter staged walkouts — ​possibly the largest coordinated worker action in the history of the tech industry.In Seattle, where 10,000 people marched, around 3,000 tech workers left their jobs to join the protests. Around 1,500 Amazon workers walked out and rallied along with 700 workers from Google, Facebook and Twitter; many brought their children.In May, a climate justice resolution for an aggressive climate change plan, backed by 7,500 workers, was presented to Amazon stockholders who voted it down. This rejection, along with the call by youth for the Global Climate Strike, spurred Amazon workers to strike.In 25 cities in 14 countries around the world, Amazon employees walked out to protest that company’s failure to do more about climate change. Twitter workers walked out in San Francisco to march with other tech workers from the payment firm Square. In San Jose, Facebook workers joined the climate strike. (theguardian.com, Sept. 20)Climate strike actions in many cities saw contingents of union workers join in solidarity with student activists. In San Francisco teachers from the Bay Area teachers’ union accompanying their students on the climate demonstration defied a last-minute order from the superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District withdrawing support for the strike by forbidding field trips to limit participation of younger students.In New York City, a union contingent of 1199 Service Employees (SEIU), Communician Workers (CWA) and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) followed the instructions of the youth to bring up the rear of the march from Foley Square to Battery Park.Trust youth leadershipThere will be liberal, pro-capitalist forces hoping to contain this movement —​ to steer it into the bourgeois elections, lobbying politicians, supporting reformist agendas —​ and those who seek to limit its message to what they consider “safe demands.” But the window of opportunity for that may be long gone.What happened today marks the beginning stages of protracted struggles around this crisis that is certain to tie in with other issues, including environmental racism and the impact on the Global South. The energy and creativity of the young activists who participated in and led the climate demonstrations hold tremendous potential. This youth movement also holds the potential of helping longtime socialists form united fronts, despite varying political views. While not all involved grasp that capitalism is at the center of the crisis and that its overthrow is the next step, this movement is wide open to eventually come to that realization. We should trust the youth to get there.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Press photographer held without charge for past 14 months

first_img Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa to go further News February 1, 2021 Find out more News Organisation January 22, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Follow the news on Egyptcenter_img News Help by sharing this information The previous Morsi government began prosecuting Youssef for allegedly insulting President Morsi and a warrant was issued for his arrest in March 2013. Morsi finally withdrew his complaint the following month “out of respect for free speech and media freedom.”Youssef’s satirical programme was censored many times before being taken off the air in June as a result of repeated government pressure. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders condemns freelance news photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid’s arbitrary detention without trial or charge for the past 14 months. His detention was extended for another 45 days on 2 October.Known by the pseudonym of “Shawkan,” 27-year-old Zeid was arrested in Cairo’s Al-Tayaran Street on 14 August 2013 while providing the Demotix and Corbix agencies with coverage of the government’s use of force to clear former President Mohamed Morsi’s supporters from Rabaa Al-Awadiya Square.After being held in various detention centres, he is now in Cairo’s biggest prison, Tora, where he is in very poor heath. According to Amnesty International, he has been badly mistreated since his arrest.“Arresting journalists and holding them in preventive detention on the basis of unfounded allegations is indicative of the orchestrated crackdown on independent reporting in Egypt,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said.“The situation of journalists in Egypt has become very worrying. Reporters Without Borders calls on the Egyptian authorities to free Zeid immediately and unconditionally and urges the international community to keep raising his case in order to obtain his release as soon as possible.”In a letter from prison, the emotionally exhausted Zeid compared his situation in Tora prison to “a black hole, where all things are the same, and everything is black.”His brother has created a Facebook page to rally support in the international community. Three journalists – Ahmed Abdel Gawad, Mosab Al-Shami and Mick Dean – were among the estimated 700 to 1,000 people killed when soldiers and police used force to evict the demonstrators from Rabaa Al-Awadiya Square. Although one of the bloodiest episodes’s in Egypt’s contemporary history, no investigation was been carried out in the past 14 months and no one has been held to account for this massacre.Satirical TV host suedCBC television’s star satirical presenter, Bassem Youssef, is being sued again. This time a group of lawyers filed the lawsuit after Khaled Abou Bakr, a presenter on the pro-government commercial channel Orbit, posted a tweet claiming that Youssef insulted President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in public. Among other demands, the plaintiffs have requested that Youssef be stripped of his citizenship. An investigation has been opened and Youssef has been banned from leaving the country.Youssef responded on Twitter, making fun of the way people slander him in an attempt to ingratiate themselves with the Sisi administration RSF_en Arrested while covering the Rabaa massacre, he has been badly mistreated and is now in poor health. October 8, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Press photographer held without charge for past 14 months News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prisonlast_img read more

Motorcyclist killed

first_imgWhatsApp GARDAI are investigating a motorbike accident in Co. Clare that resulted in the death of a man on Saturday afternoon.The 35-year-old died after his motorbike hit a ditch at Ballaghafadda West outside Clarecastle just after 1pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The man was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Ennis but was pronounced dead on arrival. Previous articleMan charged with Geoghegan murderNext articleIreland to face Australia at Thomond Park admin Email NewsLocal NewsMotorcyclist killedBy admin – March 1, 2009 583 Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Facebook Print Twitterlast_img