Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Posted Jun 26, 2012 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI El Seminario del Suroeste anuncia el lanzamiento de Educación Teológica Para Ministerios Emergentes 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 [Seminary of the Southwest] El Seminario del Suroeste anuncia el lanzamiento de Educación Teológica Para Ministerios Emergentes (ETEEM) programada para comenzar el 17 -19 de Octubre del 2013. ETEEM es un programa de certificación conjunto llevado a cabo en español por el Seminario del Suroeste y el programa del Seminario Luterano en el Suroeste.Diseñado para satisfacer los requerimientos de educación teológica para la ordenación, el programa de certificación trae a los estudiantes al campus en Austin, Texas cuatro veces al año durante tres años en sesiones intensivas de tres días.El Seminario del Suroeste admitirá a los estudiantes Episcopales con ETEEM, coordinará las prácticas de esos estudiantes y ofrecerá los estudios Anglicanos y el curso de política para el programa de estudios. El Programa del Seminario Luterano, habiendo ofrecido educación teológica alternativa por 10 años, provee el curso para el programa impartido por profesores doctorados de la facultad.“La educación teológica para lideres de habla hispana en nuestra Iglesia será enriquecida por la asociación del Seminario del Suroeste con el Programa del Seminario Luterano.Estoy seguro de que esto cumplirá con las necesidades de las personas que no han encontrado programas de grado tradicionales de seminario accesibles por las barreras del lenguaje, estudios cursados o el compromiso del tiempo,” dice el Reverendo Canónigo Anthony Guillen, misionero de los Ministerios Hispanos/Latinos para la Iglesia Episcopal. “Me complace que la Oficina del Ministerio Hispano/Latino estará trabajando con el Seminario del Suroeste y recomiendo altamente ETEEM’.Los solicitantes deben tener el permiso y la carta de apoyo de su obispo para aplicar a ETEEM. El Reverendo Paul Barton, PhD es director de ETEEM y profesor de la historia del Cristianismo Americano y la misionología y director de estudios eclesiásticos hispanos en el Seminario del Suroeste. La información para entrar está disponible poniéndose en contacto con [email protected] Seminario del Suroeste es un seminario Episcopal acreditado en Austin, Texas que ofrece grados de maestría para el ministerio ordenado y para las personas que buscan la educación y la formación para la certificación de consejería, capellanía y cuidado pastoral, la formación espiritual y la religión. El profesorado titular de tiempo completo enseña los cursos teológicos centrales y más de 30 profesionales en el centro de Texas conforman el cuerpo docente adjunto de la facultad. El Seminario del Suroeste tiene 135 estudiantes de todo los EE.UU. inscritos en sus grados. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ
Habitat 15 / Predock Frane ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHabitat 15 / Predock Frane Architects Habitat 15 / Predock Frane Architects ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!+ 10 Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments•Los Angeles, United States Architects: Predock Frane Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects United States 2009 Area: 39000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments Manufacturers: Duravit, Hager, Lightolier, Milgard, Norton, Otis, Schlage, T.M. Cobb, ENDURA PAINTING, Earth Stone, Halo, Lane-Aire Manufacturing, Republic Door, TY COMMUNICATIONSText description provided by the architects. Program: 15 Townhouse style condominium units; five 2-story units accessed at the street level, ten 3-story units accessed at the third level via stairs and an elevator and a 37 space subterranean parking garage.Save this picture!DESIGN INTENT: Working within the context of a for-profit MUR creates a particular set of parameters; programmatic, physical, and client/cost informed. Our solution is two 4-story buildings placed parallel to the street. Between them is a courtyard, reached via a tunnel through the first building, accommodating shared public space and circulation. The simple cubic shape of the buildings allowed for greater project resources to be deployed to the sectional relations within the units. The separation into two buildings allows half of the unit’s access to light on three sides. The townhouse configuration further allows a maximum number of units to be located on the upper levels with greater access to view and light, while the 5 lower level units have exaggerated ceiling heights and open on all sides to the adjacent outdoor spaces. Light penetration is further enhanced in the upper units via room scaled skylights that channel the sky deep into the units. Save this picture!This vertical overlapping of spaces creates complex light play and enlarges the sense of territory occupied by each unit. Spatial separation is further augmented by orienting the public spaces of the Detroit facing building towards the street while giving the second building ‘visual ownership’ of the upper courtyard, separated from the first by a bamboo screen. The varying size (based on client standards) and location of the exterior enhances the sense of separation by avoiding overlapping views between units while simultaneously extending views beyond the site. Conversely from the exterior they deny the unitized tendency of MUR’s, giving the entire building a singular identity. The building utilizes double wall construction, vertical heat stack effect cooling via the multi-story volumes, abundant natural lighting, rainwater catchment and redeployment, and environmentally harvested materials.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessUniversity of Applied Arts Extension Proposal / Wolfgang TschapellerArticles2012 TED Prize Winner: The City 2.0’s Wish has been Revealed!ArticlesProject locationAddress:Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212826/habitat-15-predock-frane-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/212826/habitat-15-predock-frane-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officePredock Frane ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLos AngelesHousingUnited StatesPublished on March 01, 2012Cite: “Habitat 15 / Predock Frane Architects” 01 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
June 29 anti-austerity protest in Athens.June 30 — As we go to press, rumors of a last-minute attempt by the Syriza government in Athens to ask the euro bankers for a third bailout have been rebuffed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Whatever the outcome, the fundamentals of the Greek situation will remain unchanged. The bankers of Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Rome and Wall Street are trying to extract blood from the Greek masses.Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Athens’ Syntagma Square on June 29 against the terms of the “Troika” — the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission. The demonstrators opposed the continuation of debt slavery imposed on Greece by the bankers of Europe.After five months of negotiations between the left social-democratic Syriza government and the representatives of 18 other European governments, the Troika, which calls the shots, has remained adamant. The financial vultures have demanded further austerity measures. Earlier versions of these measures — pension cuts, health care cuts, wage cuts, layoffs and tax increases — have already brought about mass suffering in Greece on a society-wide scale.And now the imperialist bankers have cut off funds to Greece, forcing it to close its own banks for at least a week. The goal of the Troika is to bring about capitulation at the negotiating table as well as to accomplish regime change. If there is economic chaos, the Syriza government could be blamed. But if the government capitulates and enforces concessions, it can also fall. So, either way, the bankers want to teach Syriza and parties in other countries not to dare to challenge austerity.Origins of vicious bankers’ debt cycleThe bankers have justified their austerity demands on the grounds that such measures will pave the way for economic growth and an end to the economic crisis. This fantasy was dreamed up by the bankers to make their greed and lust for profit seem as if they sought benefits for Greece.The Greek people have already had austerity. Instead of growth they got a Great Depression in which the economy shrank by 25 percent, the unemployment rate rose to 27 percent and youth unemployment to 50 percent, with 50 percent of Greeks living at the poverty level or below, and 25 percent of businesses having gone bankrupt — all to pay the bankers their pound of flesh.The so-called Greek bailout began in 2010. Bankers and investors had earlier bought Greek government bonds to make a profit on the interest they would receive. When the economic crisis hit in 2008, it caused a decline in government revenue. In order to pay back the bankers and other bondholders, the capitalist Greek government had to borrow more money from bankers — to pay back bankers.Soon the financiers cut off Greek borrowing in the bond market, forcing the government to ask for a bailout in 2010. It was the bailout conditions imposed by the Troika — the IMF, the ECB and the EC — that led to the economic catastrophe that struck the Greek working class and the middle class.The Troika lent the Greek government 110 billion euro. But by 2012 the government, due to high interest payments and economic collapse, was still deep in debt. It had to ask the bankers for another bailout of 130 billion euro — which came with more austerity conditions.So the Greek governments of the last five years have been imposing austerity measures on the masses in order to pay back interest on loans. The high payback on the loans created more debt. This required more borrowing, which in turn required more payback.Of all the hundreds of billions that the Greek government borrowed, it is estimated that only about 10 percent of the money ever got to the government to pay for expenses; the other 90 percent went to financial institutions.Tsipras’s partial capitulation not enough for TroikaThe Syriza government, led by Alexis Tsipras, has made numerous concessions to the demands of the Troika in the past month. But those concessions were not enough for the bankers. To try to improve the government position, Tsipras has called for a July 5 national referendum on whether or not to accept the Troika’s proposals. The referendum is supposed to be a simple “Yes” or “No” vote on the proposals.The origins of the referendum go back to the breakdown of negotiations on June 23. On June 22, a proposal from Syriza to a Eurogroup summit meeting of ministers was in direct contradiction to Tsipras’ post-election pledges to defy the austerity measures and demand debt relief, as well as in opposition to the left wing of his party.At that meeting Syriza’s proposal included 7.9 billion euro in savings to meet the demands of the Troika. Among the concessions were a pledge to end early retirement next year; raising the retirement age to 67 in stages; phasing out supplementary payments to poor pensioners; raising pension contributions by workers to 2 percent; and raising pensioners’ health care contributions to 5 percent.The Troika dismissed any idea of debt relief but promised to “consider it” sometime down the road.Once the terms of the proposal got back to Athens, a revolt began within Syriza and important members of parliament said they could not support it. But before Syriza could get a chance to reject the concessions put forward by Tsipras — because they went too far — the bankers rejected the proposal because it did not go far enough. Tsipras had to walk out of the negotiations; there have been none since.As the deadline of June 30 for a payment of 1.8 billion euro to the IMF approached and the government could clearly not pay it, Tsipras called for the referendum on July 5 to “strengthen his negotiating position.”Referendum vs. leadershipHaving a referendum on the austerity terms proposed by the Troika is no doubt an appealing idea. To put the bankers’ terms up for a popular vote puts the question out there.Whatever anyone thinks of Syriza, now that the referendum has been proposed and assuming that it comes off, everyone must campaign for the strongest possible “No” vote. The bankers show their contempt for bourgeois democracy by opposing the referendum.But there is another side to the story. In the first place, there was already an election against austerity on Jan. 25, and Syriza won that election handily. The popular mandate to oppose austerity has already been given. The Syriza government has been on record both before and after the elections as opposing austerity. It was opposed to the debt and to being forced into onerous anti-working-class concessions.And there is another danger. All of European and Greek capitalism can start a campaign of fear that could swing the referendum in a “Yes” direction.The Tsipras wing of Syriza has repeatedly underestimated the resistance of the bankers. It has talked over and over about an “honorable settlement,” it pledged to find a compromise, it talked about “our common European home,” and so on, ad nauseam.Instead of taking an adamant stand against the bankers and preparing for battle, the Tsipras leadership has fought this struggle without clear resolve, without any plan and without an aggressive posture toward the bloodthirsty, predatory bankers who have been abusing, oppressing and exploiting the Greek workers and the population in general.In politics, if you are going to war, you had best be prepared for battle. The Troika was fully prepared, but Syriza was divided and irresolute.To be sure, the relationship of forces was highly unfavorable to the Greek government. It is impossible to overlook the power of European and U.S. finance capital.The first thing to be done was to reject the terms or rules of the struggle imposed by the enemy. But Syriza declared in advance its intention to remain with the euro and to come up with a settlement that honored the eurozone.Even for a capitalist government, such as Syriza is despite its leftist rhetoric, sticking to the eurozone framework dominated by German imperialism is a losing proposition. Not being prepared to break sends a message to the bankers that you have already given in most of the way. After all, if Syriza is determined to remain in an arrangement where Greece has no sovereignty over its own currency and the bankers who are trying to skin it alive are also in charge of its currency, then Syriza has ceded the most favorable terms to the financial predators.Finance capital and social democracyThe current predicament of the Greek working class is the result of the relationship of forces between the big European powers and U.S. bankers, on the one hand, and Greece, a small imperialist country that is also a semi-colony of Germany and other powers, on the other.Tsipras’s call for a referendum is an abandonment of the responsibility to lead. The Syriza government was elected to fight austerity. That is what it should do — not push its responsibility onto the population. It must also be said that failing to vote “No” in the referendum is also an abandonment of responsibility.There are many other ways to call out the popular masses to demonstrate support and strengthen your negotiating position. That is what Syriza should have been doing since last January.Furthermore, it is clear what the Troika’s negotiating position is going to be if further negotiations take place over a deal. The bankers will demand capitulation, concessions, hardships for the masses, payoffs for themselves, etc. Everything that has occurred in the last five months shows that the next phase of the struggle calls for defiance, mass mobilization and the willingness to do whatever it takes to break the stranglehold of the bankers.The struggle so far shows the inherent contradiction of trying to fight finance capital while remaining in a framework defined by and governed by finance capital. This is the inherent contradiction of every left-wing social democracy.The struggle is far from over, however. The very greed of the bankers has the capability to further destabilize the situation and set off an even bigger and more revolutionary struggle — a struggle which must be directed at Greek capitalism as well as European finance capital.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
El 3 de febrero, la General Motors anunció sus ganancias en 2015. Aún descontando impuestos e intereses, GM registró las mayores ganancias en sus 108 años de historia, $9,7 mil millones! Este anuncio se produce tras la noticia de Ford el 28 de enero informando su récord histórico de ganancias, $7,6 mil millones en 2015.La Fiat Chrysler Auto (FCA) tuvo un desempeño menos robusto, que atribuye principalmente a los costos de “reajuste del producto”. Sin esos cargos, la FCA habría hecho $ 5,7 miles de millones en ganancias.Estas tres compañías no hacen $23 miles de millones siendo amables con sus trabajadoras/es o el medio ambiente. Tienen una larga y sórdida historia de anteponer las ganancias a las personas y el planeta.Con el escándalo de agua en Flint ocupando los titulares, la gente está haciendo la conexión entre el empobrecimiento de Flint y la larga reestructuración de GM. La compañía y sus dependencias han cerrado 24 plantas en Flint y alrededor del condado de Genesee desde 1979. Ese cambio ha robado a Flint – lugar de nacimiento de GM – de 72.000 puestos de trabajo, dejando sólo 8.000 trabajadoras/es en la ciudad.Todo el estado de Michigan ha sufrido por el cierre de más de 170 plantas de GM, Ford y Chrysler. Ahora parte de la FCA, Chrysler fue una vez el mayor empleador privado en Detroit, donde sólo Dodge Main empleaba a 100.000 trabajadoras/es. Ahora hay sólo una planta de ensamblaje de Chrysler, altamente automatizada, construida sólo después de que Detroit le diera a la Chrysler una enorme exención de impuestos.Después de Michigan, Ohio e Indiana han sido los estados más afectados. En los tres estados, las mayores pérdidas de empleo han sido en zonas urbanas, lo que ha tenido un impacto devastador en las familias negras de clase trabajadora. Con la introducción del divisivo sistema de pago dual y un repunte en las ventas impulsadas por el crédito fácil, las empresas empezaron a contratar a miles de jóvenes afroamericanos, pero ya no con un salario que podría mantener a una familia.Los contratos recién negociados entre las Tres de Detroit y UAW elevaron sustancialmente los salarios para las/os trabajadores nuevos. El problema que hoy enfrentan estas/os trabajadores es que en un futuro próximo, lo que la compañía llama “reajuste del producto” podría significar despidos indefinidos.El 27 de enero, cuando el CEO de FCA Sergio Marchionne anunció los resultados de las ganancias, indicó también que la FCA suspenderá la construcción de autos en EUA. Él tiene previsto suspender dos modelos, el Dodge Dart y el Chrysler 200. La compañía planea construir sólo camiones y vehículos utilitarios deportivos en sus plantas actuales con miembros de la UAW. Estos vehículos producen el mayor margen de ganancia.Durante la votación del contrato, a las/os trabajadores de la FCA se les presentó la proyección de pérdidas de empleos y ganancias en cada planta. Basado en estas estimaciones, el área de Detroit perdería alrededor de 750 puestos de trabajo en FCA.Mientras tanto, Ford ha indicado que va a trasladar la producción de coches pequeños a México, donde los salarios bajos generarán enormes ganancias. La planta de ensamblaje de GM de Orión que fabrica subcompactos, reabrió en 2010 con un menor número de trabajadoras/es, muchos con baja paga. Orion ha visto una gran caída en los niveles de empleo. GM cerrará otra planta de ensamblaje durante la vigencia del actual convenio colectivo.Las ganancias récord de hoy han llegado a costo de cientos de miles de puestos de trabajo en los últimos años – sin embargo, la reestructuración continúa. ¿Cómo les irá a estas/os trabajadores jóvenes recientemente contratados en caso de una recesión económica?Ganancias vs. seguridadAl menos una familia de GM no brindará por las ganancias récord de los patronos. El 2 de febrero, Terry Bodenbender, un electricista de GM en Defiance-Ohio, murió en una caída.A nivel mundial, las/os trabajadores automotrices sufren altas tasas de lesiones. En Bogotá-Colombia, la Asociación de Trabajadores Lesionados y ex trabajadores de GM Colmotores, han estado luchando durante más de cuatro años para obtener justicia para los trabajadores lesionados y despedidos ilegalmente. Los trabajadores de GM en la India, donde los trabajadores antiguos hacen 92 centavos la hora y los nuevos 47 centavos, también tienen una alta tasa de lesiones.El público conductor no tiene tampoco mejor seguridad. GM causó cientos de muertes por un interruptor de encendido defectuoso que la patronal eligió usar, ya que era más barato. Durante muchos años Chrysler luchó contra los requisitos de bolsas de aire para evitar el costo añadido.La negligencia ambiental ha definido el comportamiento de la industria desde sus primeros días. La excesiva dependencia de la FCA en motores devoradores de gasolina está contribuyendo al cambio climático. Para hacer que sus motores funcionaran sin problemas, la GM promovió en la década de 1920, el uso en la gasolina del plomo, un veneno ya conocido durante mucho tiempo. Con el casi abandono de Flint, GM dejó el suelo y río contaminados.Cuando Flint comenzó a usar el agua del río Flint, GM se dio cuenta de que el agua podría corroer sus motores. En silencio, la empresa dispuso obtener agua de una fuente alterna. Si la GM hubiera hecho público su preocupación por la corrosión, una ciudad entera podría haberse salvado del envenenamiento por plomo.Estas y otras razones hacen que la industria automotriz esté lista para la toma por las/os trabajadores para una economía socialista planificada, donde las personas y el medio ambiente se anteponen a las ganancias.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority to go further September 7, 2020 Find out more RSF_en February 26, 2021 Find out more News The editor of an online newspaper, Oleg Eltsov, was victim of a second attack in less than six months on 12 January when one or two aggressors fired rubber bullets at him close to his home in Kiev before fleeing in a car.Eltsov, editor-in-chief of Ukraïna Kryminalna, was hit in the leg and body but was not seriously injured.”The number of assaults against journalists continues to rise alarmingly. We urge you to personally ensure that everything is done to find and punish those responsible,” said Reporters Without Borders and the Ukrainian press freedom organisation, the Institute of Mass Media, in a letter to interior minister, Mykola Bilokin.Eltsov was previously attacked on 24 July 2003 as he left his home. A police investigation produced no results but Eltsov believed the attack was linked to information on the Gongadze case which he received from a former police criminal investigator, Igor Gontcharov. The officer was arrested in June 2002 for his suspected role in several murders and he died in prison in dubious circumstances on 1 August 2003. A key witness in the Gongadze case, Gontcharov had accused police and ranking interior ministry officials of being responsible for the murder of Géorgiy Gongadze, political journalist and editor in chief of the online newspaper www.pravda.com.ua, who disappeared in 2000 and was later found dead.Under Eltsov’s editorship Ukraïna Kryminalna, frequently posts exposés about corruption, implicating top officials and politicians. UkraineEurope – Central Asia Organisation News Reporters Without Borders and the Institute of Mass Media condemn the latest attack on Oleg Eltsov, editor-in-chief of online newspaper Ukraïna Kryminalna, which posts frequent exposés about corruption implicating ranking officials and politicians. Receive email alerts Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV January 14, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online journalist attacked for the second time in less than six months March 26, 2021 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Ukraine Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News
Linkedin Together for yes logoLimerick doctors have joined a growing list of practicing Irish doctors signing up to Doctors for Yes, calling for a Yes vote on May 25th to repeal the Eighth Amendment.Limerick-based doctor, Dr Karen Given commented: “Having previously worked in Woman’s Health Clinics, I have witnessed first-hand the terrible impact the Eighth Amendment has on Irish women at a particularly vulnerable time in their lives. At least 10 Irish women travel abroad every day to access safe abortion services but unfortunately this is not a viable option for those women who cannot travel for health or financial reasons. These women often have to resort to putting themselves in danger by taking abortion pills at home without medical supervision. I’m voting yes on May 25th to ensure safer, more compassionate healthcare for all women in Ireland.”Over 3,200 women travelled from Ireland in 2016 to access abortion care abroad and a further estimated 1,500 took abortion pills at home without medical supervision or support. In Limerick, 99 women travelled in 2016 and many more have done so since. A GP risks prosecution and losing their medical license if they offer care to a woman diagnosed with a fatal foetal anomaly, a woman pregnant as a result of rape or a woman in a crisis pregnancy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A growing number of Irish medical practitioners are publicly calling for a Yes vote in May’s referendum which would introduce a doctor-led, safe and legal system of care for women in Ireland who need access to abortion services.The evidence shows, the referendum proposal is the only way to compassionately support victims of rape who become pregnant, couples who receive the heart-breaking news of fatal foetal anomaly or women whose health is put at risk by a pregnancy. Irish doctors including GPs and obstetricians are calling for healthcare to be taken out of the courts and returned to doctors and their patients where it belongs.More about society here. Advertisement Limerick GPs will not turn women away Reactions from members of both sides of Eighth Amendment Referendum Fine Gael’s top men stay silent on referendum TAGSabortiondoctorsDoctors for YesDr. Karen Giveneighth amendmentYes vote Email WhatsApp Print Facebook 119 Limerick women had abortions in UK last year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Beyond the neon runes TD questionnaire on Eighth Amendment referendum NewsSocietyLimerick doctors join growing list of Doctors for YesBy Staff Reporter – May 8, 2018 2432 Twitter Previous article#WATCH LIT to bridge gap to technological university statusNext articleRiverfest 2018 draws over 100,000 people to Limerick for four day festival Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
ABC News/WTVG(TOLEDO, OHIO) — A grandmother from Toledo, Ohio, has been charged with murder after she allegedly admitted to hitting her grandson so hard that he eventually died from the injuries.The Toledo Fire Department responded to a call on Thursday from Yisenya Flores after she reported that her 5-year-old grandson had fallen off of a bed in her home, according to ABC’s Toledo affiliate station WTVG.Flores allegedly claimed that her grandson, Anjuan M. Hare III, had jumped from a box spring mattress that was laid on its side onto a carpeted floor and injured himself in the fall.Medics immediately initiated life-saving measures and immediately transported Hare to Toledo Hospital where he eventually died.Staff members then told the authorities that Hare’s injuries were not consistent with a fall from a bed as Flores had claimed, according to court documents obtained by WTVG.Police interviewed Flores who then admitted to hitting the child the previous day but did not call 9-1-1 until the following evening even though her grandson was allegedly “lethargic and semi-unresponsive” and was allegedly unable to get up from the floor after she hit him, according to the court documents.The coroner discovered evidence that Hare had also been suffering from Battered Child Syndrome, which means that he had older blunt-force trauma injuries that were healing and that the alleged abuse was ongoing.Flores was in court on Friday facing a charge of child endangerment and was held in jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond that was set during her arraignment by the court.The murder charge was added on Saturday and Flores is expected to face a judge for the new charge on Monday morning. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
kali9/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A Southern California community is mourning two brothers, ages 11 and 9, after they were struck and killed by a driver in suburban Los Angeles County, according to authorities.The children were crossing a street in Westlake Village when they were hit by a driver just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.The parents were at there at the time, according to the sheriff’s office.One boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The second boy was taken to a local hospital where he died a few hours later, the sheriff’s office said.The suspected driver, Rebecca Grossman, was located at or near the crash site, according to the sheriff’s office. Grossman, 57, was arrested on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, the sheriff’s department said.Grieving community members gathered at a vigil for the boys on Wednesday night.The brothers were identified by a local newspaper, The Acorn, as 11-year-old Mark Iskander and 9-year-old Jacob Iskander.“This is a devastating loss for our community,” State Senator Henry Stern tweeted. “Two young boys with an entire lifetime ahead of them.”Grossman and her husband founded the Grossman Burn Foundation, a Los Angeles County-based nonprofit that provides burn prevention education and burn treatment, according to its website. The Grossman Burn Foundation is the “philanthropic arm” of the Grossman Burn Centers, which were founded by Rebecca Grossman’s father-in-law, according to the website.ABC News could not immediately reach the Grossman Burn Center for comment.Grossman’s bail was set at $2 million and she’s due in court Oct. 21. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Comments are closed. The T&G’s general secretary Bill Morris tells Paul Nelson why he feelsthe Information and Consultation regulations must have effective penalties ifthey are to be of any use The T&G’s general secretary Bill Morris is calling for employers to facesignificant financial penalties if they fail to comply with the forthcomingInformation and Consultation legislation. In an exclusive interview with Personnel Today, Morris also criticises HR’slack of strategic contribution and employers’ commitment to the partnershipagenda. Morris said the Information and Consultation regulations, which will requireemployers to consult with staff over issues that affect them such asrestructuring and redundancies, must have teeth if it is to prove effective. The Government has not yet made any decision about what penalties will beincluded in the legislation, which is still at the consultation stage and willnot come into force until 2005. Morris wants a code which sets out a minimum consultation standard foremployers. He is in no doubt that the only way to force companies to conform isto hit their bottom line. “I am fed up with T&G members having to turn on the radio to findout if they have lost their job. For me, it is simple. We have rights andobligations, and we get rewards. If companies do not implement the minimumstandard then they do not receive investment grants, tax breaks or a lot of thethings they get now,” he said. “It is a carrot and stick situation – which I would rather not do – butit is the only way to make them [employers] do it.” Morris believes one of the reasons for poor consultation in the workplace isthat many employers have not embraced partnership arrangements with unions. “My great concern is that employers are not crossing the line to a trueand enduring partnership. There is still a ‘them and us’ mentality, which is afactor inhibiting improvements to industrial relations, and productivity andcompetitiveness. He added that HR directors must ensure they have a louder voice in theboardroom if industrial relations are to improve. “I do not blame CEOs or the company culture, because around the tablein a business-orientated environment, every portfolio has to fight its corner.I see no real evidence that HR directors are fighting theirs.” Morris believes HR directors must introduce a staff communications structureto channel opinion to the boardroom. “The HR director must be pro-active and assertive. They convey the badnews from the boardroom down to staff, but what they never do is take the viewsof employees to the boardroom. “If the role is to be meaningful and to inform the decision-makingprocess, it needs a structure and a system in order to poll the opinions of thepeople and take them to the board so it can have a rounded view about the veryimportant assets the HR director is responsible for. My experience tells methis is not the reality.” Morris does not think the UK is returning to the confrontational industrialrelations environment of the 1970s, despite the number of high-profileindustrial disputes over the past year. However, he stressed the union is determined to take strike action ifemployers attempt to close down its members’ final salary pension schemes. “If there is one issue where there will be an uprising of disputes, itis pensions, because people feel cheated, conned and insecure in terms ofretirement. “I am giving clear notice that the pensions robbery must end and wewill have no hesitation in asking our members to take industrial action if thisis necessary to resolve the issue.” The other big issue Morris highlights as a particular concern for his unionis Public Private Partnerships and Private Finance Initiatives. He does notbelieve the TUPE code, which is supposed to protect the terms and conditions ofstaff transferred from the public to the private sector, goes far enough. “The code is toothless. It states that terms and conditions must be‘broadly similar’ – it should be ‘comparable’. Then we might have a code withsome teeth in terms of enforceability,” he said. www.tgwu.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Rules on consultation need stiff penaltiesOn 22 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today