Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited (SCB.gh) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC (SCB.gh)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services to the retail, commercial and corporate, and institutional sectors. Its full-service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and electronic banking services to foreign exchange and currency accounts, trade and working capital solutions, international trade accounts and personal overdraft and unsecured loans. The company also provides bancassurance and asset protection services. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC operates a network of 27 branches and 56 ATMS in the major towns and cities of Ghana. The company was founded in 1896 making it one of the oldest financial institutions in West Africa. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Holdings (Africa) BV. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Florida Hospital promotes organ donation, hosts initiatives throughout April

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom National Donate Life MonthFrom Florida Hospital NewsNearly 115,000 people are waiting for a transplant in the United States. One person dies every 20 minutes waiting for an organ and another person is added to the waitlist every 10 minutes, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.There’s a significant organ scarcity.To help encourage organ donation and honor those who have saved lives through it, Florida Hospital is hosting a series of events to kick off National Donate Life Month. Among the initiatives:Gr8ToDon8 Run: Florida Hospital partners with TransLife to host the 9th annual run on Saturday to celebrate those who have donated an organ as well as those who have received the gift of one. Part of the proceeds will support local transplant initiatives such as the Bartch Transplant House at Florida Hospital Orlando.10th Annual Transplant Reunion: Florida Hospital hosts its traditional reunion picnic in which patients, physicians, staff, friends, and families gather together to celebrate “the gift of life.” More than 380 transplant patients are slated to attend Sunday’s event at Florida Hospital Orlando.Pinwheel Tree: Pinwheels are used by TransLife to symbolize the power of transforming obstacles into opportunities. This year a pinwheel tree will rotate through local hospitals to remind the community about the importance of organ donation and encourage registration to become donors. The tree will be assembled by patients during the 10th Annual Transplant Reunion.The latest report from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients reflects Florida Hospital’s national standings. Among the highlights of Florida Hospital’s programs:Sixth-largest heart transplant program, by volume.The liver program has one of the best outcomes with the second-best survival rate.The lung program has the No. 1 transplant rate. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSFlorida HospitalNational Donate Life Month Previous articleDyer endorses Robbinson in Orange County School Board Chair raceNext articleVote now in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2 Runoff Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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House in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/183233/house-in-bom-jesus-topos-atelier-de-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs:  Xavier AntunesText description provided by the architects. To meet the clients’ requirements we designed a black and white house with large terraces overlooking the city. The terraces’ drawings led us to involve the house in a heroically suspended ring. Between this ring and the house a garden embraces the oak-trees.  Save this picture!© Xavier AntunesRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemOn the house’s south and west sides the terraces’ horizontal subbase planes could be aligned with the skyline. The two-storey high living room was placed between these two events. Save this picture!© Xavier AntunesThe ring will probably be painted in white. The house was to be a wooden box but due to maintenance issues it will now be coated with patinaed zinc.Save this picture!© Xavier AntunesProject gallerySee allShow lessHotel Liesma Proposal / Visual WorkshopArticlesHotel Liesma Proposal / INDEX ArchitectureArticles Share House in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura House in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura “COPY” Portugal CopyAbout this officeTopos Atelier de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBragaHousesPortugalPublished on November 18, 2011Cite: “House in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura” 18 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House in Bom Jesus / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/183233/house-in-bom-jesus-topos-atelier-de-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY”center_img CopyHouses•Braga, Portugal Architects: Topos Atelier de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Houses Area:  700 m² Photographs Projects Save this picture!© Xavier Antunes+ 24 Share ArchDailylast_img read more

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2 Houses in 1 / SBSA

first_imgPhotographs:  Renato Gianturco Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868552/2-houses-in-1-sbsa Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868552/2-houses-in-1-sbsa Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily Save this picture!© Renato Gianturco+ 23 Share 2 Houses in 1 / SBSASave this projectSave2 Houses in 1 / SBSA 2 Houses in 1 / SBSA “COPY”center_img Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Montreux, Switzerland Houses Switzerland Projects Manufacturers: EGOKIEFER, MB di BALDIN CRISTIAN, PORTES BRODARDSave this picture!© Renato GianturcoText description provided by the architects. CONCEPT: The project fits into a small plot in a highly inclined terrain overlooking the Geneva Lake. It is a urban plot where it is allowed a building of 4 levels above the floor of the garage. The shape of the building comes from the need to rework an existing project according to the Swiss town planning regulations: the result was an irregular and faceted prism.Save this picture!© Renato GianturcoTYPOLOGY: the building consists in two apartments that are developed on the entire height of the building so that each unit can benefit of the best views. The strategy is very simple: one large room facing south and another one smaller towards north for each of the 4 levels, served by a leonardesque staircase. There are no service spaces such as corridors or lobbies; each volume corresponds to a living space.Save this picture!SectionIn the first two levels have been placed the rooms, whereas in the upper floors have been placed the living areas, kitchen and living room. The two units overlap and alternate in each floor. An internal elevator serves the two apartments with direct access to house on alternated levels; on the outside each house has a private entrance from the footpath de la Maresche that links the avenue de Florimont with the avenue du Midi.Save this picture!© Renato GianturcoThe building gives a richness of spatial variety in a small volume and the quality of a single house in a building with two apartments.Save this picture!© Renato GianturcoMATERIALSthe building is a solid volume pierced by windows that offer views to the lake. The facade facing west has three small windows that illuminate the staircase.Save this picture!© Renato GianturcoThe concrete coating takes the shade of the basement stones, almost like a settled rock on the slope.Inside the color of the resin of the floor differentiates the two apartments.Project gallerySee allShow lessUrban Rural – Hybrid Habitation in the Heart of IstanbulArchitecture NewsAD Classics: Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project / Minoru YamasakiArchitecture Classics Share “COPY” Architects: SBSA ⎮ SANDRI BARBARA SMANIOTTO ANDREA ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSBSA ⎮ SANDRI BARBARA SMANIOTTO ANDREA ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATIOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontreuxSwitzerlandPublished on May 15, 2017Cite: “2 Houses in 1 / SBSA” 15 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Inglewood Courtyard House / Mark Odom Studio

first_img “COPY” Projects CopyHouses, House Interiors•Austin, United States United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953424/inglewood-courtyard-house-mark-odom-studio Clipboard Photographs Houses Save this picture!© Casey Dunn+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2020 ArchDaily Architects: Mark Odom Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Casey Dunn Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953424/inglewood-courtyard-house-mark-odom-studio Clipboard Inglewood Courtyard House / Mark Odom StudioSave this projectSaveInglewood Courtyard House / Mark Odom Studio Manufacturers: Ceasar Stone, Ferguston plumbing gixturesArchitect:Mark Odom StudioBuilder:ESS Design+BuildStructural:PCW Construction, Inc.Landscape:Mark Odom Studio, ESS Design+BuildWalls, Installation:Quality Spray Foam, drywall by Render Carpentry + PaintWeather Barriers:Austin Waterproof Deck & Tex TarMasonry:A&J MasonryFlooring Custom Terrazo:ESS Design+BuildSealer:Eco Wood TreatmentCivil Engineer:Thrower Design, Neslie Cook Staging + Ffe:Ruby CloutierCabinetry:Render Carpentry + PaintHVAC:Air-Rite by designCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Casey DunnRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The Inglewood Residence is a 2,400 square foot light-filled Mid-Century Modern home that was designed around a series of gardens and a centralized courtyard. The existing trees actively participated in the design of the home, both in terms of site preservation and heightening the relationship between interior and exterior. The intended experience is to be continuously connected with nature while moving through the house. An abundance of floor to ceiling windows lines each space. Terraced zones are created internally that help strengthens the interior programming as well as maintain visual perspective. A continuous brick wall acts as a circulation spine and moves through the center showcasing the north-south axis of the house and connects each space.Save this picture!© Casey Dunn“The intended experience is to feel continuously connected with nature while moving through the house,” says Mark Odom, Mark Odom Studio. “The design inspiration was based on the “courtyard house,” centered around the existing trees as well as making sure natural light spilled into all interior spaces.” Exterior and interior material palettes are designed to be both subtle and complementary to the diffused natural light conditions, earth-tone context, and its Mid-Century nod.Save this picture!© Casey DunnThe owner held a previous appreciation for the play between vertical windows adjacent to masonry walls, views into lush and inviting courtyards, exterior materials used on the interior, indoor planters, slatted screen walls, warm wood tones, and needless to say… terrazzo floors” all of which focused the design and eventually the construction of this unique residence. The second-floor loft, with an exterior patio, creates an alternate perspective to both interior spaces and downtown Austin views.Save this picture!© Casey DunnThe size of the house is subtle, staying sensitive to its residential location, owner’s edited lifestyle, and choices to preserve the site’s natural resources. Gardens weave through the interior and exterior portions of the house allowing natural surroundings to blur the line between inside and outside, leaving no space un-designed. Speaking towards sustainable building methods and materials, Doug Cameron of ESS, cited the most challenging aspect of this light-filled house was “combining clean aesthetics with structural strength and energy efficiency.” Save this picture!© Casey DunnSave this picture!Plan – First floorSave this picture!© Casey DunnThe team consciously chose to invoke a feeling of nostalgia into the user experience, all the way down to weathering the finish of the flatwork to mimic the original 1950’s driveways in the neighborhood. The build incorporated repurposed wooden bookshelves into the master corridor that originally came from our client’s father’s classroom, a former Texas school teacher responsible for much of our present-day public-school math curriculum. The terrazzo foundation was a tremendous team-building experience, as 1800 pounds of various colored glass was hand spread into the three-tiered foundation as the concrete was setting up. The finished floor broadcasts a one of a kind finish that won’t be duplicated.Save this picture!© Casey DunnThe brickwork maintains one seamless datum line inside and out, while the raked joint stack bond eloquently honors the masonry of yesteryear. Careful and precise woodworking and craftsmanship of the white oak are showcased throughout the cabinets, door jambs, and planter shelves.  Daylighting was is a critical concept within each space of the home, as well as across spaces, courtyards, and corridors.  The low-pitched roofs are covered with a pebbled ballast, a feature of 1950’s homes. Save this picture!© Casey DunnThe project is aiming for a 5-star Rating with the City of Austin Green Building Program. The entire lot was utilized remaining true to its original form Historically, Native American’s used this high point to camp as they clung to the Colorado River, which was evidenced by many a hand tool spotted during construction. Doug Cameron’s fluid-applied sheathing to foundation connection (for insect mitigation & air-sealing) is an innovative feature of the build. A trim-less interior was achieved utilizing Doug Cameron’s patented #Densbase invisible baseboard detail.Save this picture!© Casey DunnProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Erlang Liquor Storehouse of Langjiu Estate / Langjiu Group + DCASelected ProjectsHouse 93 / Estudio V2 ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Inglewood Courtyard House / Mark Odom Studio “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMark Odom StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsAustinOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on December 17, 2020Cite: “Inglewood Courtyard House / Mark Odom Studio” 17 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Inglewood庭院住宅 / Mark Odom Studio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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Price, profits soar for life-saving EpiPens

first_imgThe writer is allergic to bee stings; while a teenager, she developed difficulty breathing after a sting. A doctor administered epinephrine and an antihistamine. Epinephrine saved her life.Amarria Johnson, a first-grader with a peanut allergy, was in a playground when a classmate gave her a peanut in 2012. Within minutes she had trouble breathing. When she was taken to the school clinic, there was no prescription in her name for an EpiPen — the brand name for epinephrine, which treats anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, in a self-injecting pen.Amarria was pronounced dead at the hospital. The Hopkins Elementary School in Richmond, Va., had an EpiPen prescribed for another child on hand, but was legally barred from using it.Soon after Amarria’s death, the Virginia State Legislature passed Amarria’s Law, which required the state school system to stock EpiPens and allows school authorities to administer one to a child without a designated prescription in a life- threatening emergency.Epinephrine, which has been around for a century, costs less than $1 per dose.The EpiPen was developed in 1977 and priced at $57 per device when Mylan Pharmaceuticals bought it in 2007. Mylan raised the price then, and in subsequent years.The Food and Drug Administration changed the protocol for epinephrine in 2010 and recommended an EpiPen twin-pack, based on studies that showed some children needed more than one dose. Mylan developed a twin-pack and this year raised the price to $600. That meant Mylan raised the cost six-fold since acquiring the EpiPen.Since epinephrine loses potency after a year, people must buy new EpiPens every year for themselves or their children to both carry and have at home. Parents may have to purchase a set for their children’s school if the facility doesn’t have a program covering its purchase. Relatives may also need to stock the drug. For many low-income families, the cost is prohibitive.Mylan developed a major marketing campaign to get the medication into schools through its EpiPen4Schools program, and now services 25,000 schools in 50 states. The government funds this program.The only other self-injectable epinephrine is Adrenaclick, priced at $450. But most insurance companies don’t cover it, it isn’t widely available, and pharmacies can’t swap it for EpiPens when a prescription is written for Mylan’s product. Most doctors and other health care providers are familiar with EpiPens, and patients are familiar with its easy use.U.S. price-gouging vs. no profit motive in CubaThe U.S. pharmaceutical industry is part of the medical-industrial complex, which stretches across the globe, reaping billions of dollars in profits. Yet, the capitalist government does little, if anything, to control medication costs. Relations are often cozy between government officials and Big Pharma executives.In fact, the Oct. 22 New York Times reports that Teneo, a global advisory firm “with roots in the Democratic establishment,” organizes salons for its clients at high-priced restaurants and private residences, which it did for Heather Bresch, chief executive of Mylan in 2011. The following year, she and a Teneo employee “met with President Obama’s senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, at the White House.”Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price last year of Daraprim, an antiparasitic drug used to treat malaria and toxoplasmosis, from $13.50 to $750 per pill. It is often taken by people with AIDS or transplant patients. Protests resulted in a price reduction to $375 per pill, but a daily dose of two tablets adds up to $750.Gilead Sciences, which makes the highly effective new hepatitis C medications, Sovaldi and Harvoni, charges from $84,000 to $94,000 for a three-month course of treatment. The company made a deal to sell Sovaldi to the Egyptian government for $900 for each course of treatment. It also allows India to manufacture generic versions of the drugs, which sell for $4 per pill.Meanwhile, people in the U.S. are fighting for these medications to be affordable. Pennsylvania prisoners, including world-renown political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, are suing the state Department of Corrections to obtain the curative hepatitis C drugs.A March 17 article in AlterNet, “10 of the Worst Pharma Companies Rip-Offs — and Their Plan to Keep the Gravy Train Rolling,” lists several other companies which charge exorbitant prices for life-savings drugs. It describes Big Pharma’s fierce opposition to consumer pressure or government attempts at controlling prices.In contrast, Cuba, which is a poor country due to the nearly 60-year U.S. blockade, makes medications accessible to all its people — due to the absence of profit-seeking drugmakers. The socialist country has developed research and biotechnology, producing medicines and vaccines to deal with tropical and infectious diseases and other ailments.Cuban researchers recently developed Heberprot P to treat foot ulcers from diabetes. It potentially reduces amputations by 75 percent and is now being used in 26 countries. Cuba’s CIMAvax vaccine is proving effective in extending length and quality of life for people with early lung cancer. The blockade bans both drugs from use in the U.S.Eolis worked as an emergency room nurse for 35 years and retired after eight years as a nurse practitioner.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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What is ‘two tier’ and where did it come from?

first_imgThere was a time when “concessions” referred to contract gains that labor wrested from management — sometimes after long strikes. The United Auto Workers contracts with Ford, General Motors and Chrysler (now FCA) once set the bar for what workers across the country, even non-unionized workers, could expect in terms of pay and benefits. The UAW led the way in winning employer-paid health insurance, which many workers still take for granted.Now concession bargaining means the opposite — ​unions giving up hard-fought improvements to supposedly keep a company solvent, competitive and/or profitable (or to cut costs in the public sector and at “non-profits”). During the first federal bailout of Chrysler in 1979, the UAW took big pay cuts, gave up paid time off and made other givebacks to “save” the company.Labor’s backward slide accelerated after the 1981 air traffic controllers strike was broken. The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization struck over a range of issues, primarily working conditions. President Ronald Reagan fired everyone who refused to return to work.The breaking of PATCO put labor on the defensive and givebacks became commonplace. Two-tier language began to appear in contracts, starting with the airline and grocery unions. Future workers hired after a certain date — ​the second tier — ​were locked into a lower pay scale. Workers made different wages while doing the same work side-by-side; two-tier made for a divided union membership.The pitch made then to the rank and file by class-collaborationist union bureaucrats was along the lines of “It won’t hurt your paycheck.” Now two-tier language, in UAW contracts with the Detroit Three since 2007, has been replaced by multi-tier language. The temporaries employed by the Detroit Three, now about 7 to 10 percent of the workforce, are a third tier. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Ampersand to open new location by campus

first_imgTwitter ReddIt Linkedin Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change ReddIt Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Twitter Alexa Hines Facebook Alumnus to reopen local bar Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. + posts Ampersand’s second location will cater to the TCU community.Photo by Cristian Soto Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ printAmpersand’s second location will cater to the TCU community.Photo by Cristian SotoYou’ve seen the signs walking down University Drive, and sooner rather than later Ampersand coffee will be open to the university crowd. The coffee shop’s second location will be opening next to Pizza Snob in early to mid-November.Ampersand University is taking over the space from Record Town, a record store that had been at the site since 1957, but will continue the store’s legacy.  “After learning so much about the history of the record store and the impact it had on the local music scene, we knew we had to preserve the history and carry on its legacy by creating a space that has the potential to become that next staple of University Drive,” Ampersand partner Tyler Morrow said. The Ampersand University location will serve all of the same drinks as its location on Bledsoe Street, but it will also feature some TCU-inspired beverages.  “There will be a lot to learn from TCU, and we are always open to bring in items that are high in demand, which is why we have so many flavor options and milk options,” Morrow said. “We want to make sure we cater to our guests and everyone has a product they will love.” Food will also be available for those who want a snack to pair with their drink. Some options will include breakfast tacos, avocado toast and dessert toast.This second Ampersand location will face a few challenges regarding peak hours and a general student schedule, which includes the rush between classes. “We’ve really fixed our operations to handle the influx of traffic we are expecting to face,” Morrow said. “Our goal for the second location is to not only provide our customers with the best product but to do it congruently in the best and most efficient way possible.” This second location will be smaller in size, but it is curated to the university community. This location will be a place to study and relax, and it will offer different hours of operation from its Bledsoe location. “Our new location will create the opportunity for us to provide the students and staff of TCU our locally roasted coffee with everyone’s schedules in mind, making it easy for the campus community to enjoy the product,” Morrow said. Ampersand University will also accept Frog Bucks for those with a meal plan and it will offer seasonal discounts for TCU students and various discounts for TCU faculty and staff.  The coffee shop will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday- Friday and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. “As a recent TCU graduate, with the team of other Fort Worth locals, we couldn’t be more excited to bring this shop to campus and reflect the Horned Frogs and the city in our brand,” Morrow said. Linkedin Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Facebook Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Previous articleThe Skiff: Oct. 10, 2019Next articleBlanket Coverage Podcast 002 Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Blogger freed for lack of evidence

first_imgNews News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on China News July 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger freed for lack of evidence ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is delighted that Duan Lei, a blogger who had been held in the northeastern province of Shandong for the past five months on charges of defamation and “disturbing the social order”, was released by prosecutors this afternoon for lack of evidence.The Xinhua news agency reported that his family was nonetheless required to publicly apologise for the allegations about a local official that he made in a blog entry. A lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang, said Duan had already been freed and was back at home with his family. However, it seems that he will not be compensated for the months he spent in prison.—————-Blogger tried on charge of “disturbing social order” for criticising party officialReporters Without Borders calls for the acquittal of Duan Lei, a blogger based in the district of Cao, in the northeastern province of Shandong, who is being tried behind closed doors on a charge of defamation and “disturbing the social order” for reporting that local Communist Party secretary Guo Feng had more cars than his position permits. Duan has been detained since 25 February.“Defamation only exists when a mendacious and insulting allegation is made that harms a person’s reputation, but in this case the facts were not invented,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Furthermore, Duan’s post was read by fewer than 100 Internet users so he could hardly have ‘disturbed social order’. We are also shocked that the media were barred from the courtroom. This secrecy is a sign of how nervous the local authorities are.”Duan’s allegations about party secretary Guo Feng’s cars were posted on blogs created on the http://www.tianya.cn, http://blog.sina.com.cn/ and http://tieba.baidu.com/ platforms. In all, they appeared on a total of six websites but were read by only 79 people. Guo responded that he had been left an additional car by his predecessor.After being held without charge for more than a month, Duan was charged on 4 April with defamation. Then, on 3 July, the Cao district prosecutor’s office also charged him with “”having a harmful influence and disturbing the social order.”Over lawyer Li Yong’s angry objections, the news media and Duan’s family were barred from the courtroom during the most recent hearing on 17 July on the grounds that “personal privacy” was involved.The Xinhua and China Daily news websites have wrongly reported that Duan accused Guo of taking bribes and accused his son, a nightclub manager, of organising prostitution and dealing in drugs.center_img RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes to go further Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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The milk of human kindness flows in Limerick

first_imgEmail Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Pictured at the launch of Pay It Forward Kindness Festival at Chez le Fab, Arthurs Quay was Castletroy College student Anna Madigan.THE fourth annual Pay It Forward Kindness Festival runs in Limerick from this Saturday, March 10 to 17 with a number of free events and activities designed to highlight the kindness in every part of Limerick City.The festival week will kick off with a Family Fun Day this Saturday on Bedford Row. From 11am to 2pm there will be face painting, children’s crafts, printmaking, animal petting, music, medical and physiotherapy consultations, kayaking on the River Shannon and a few more surprises for all to enjoy.Then from Sunday March 11 to Friday March 15, Community Unity Days have been organised to encourage volunteers, local businesses and locals to carry out intentional acts of kindness. These will include gestures such as children baking buns and delivering them to the unsung heroes of the community, handing out flowers on Mother’s Day, showing the Pay It Forward movie, free pampering and massage and talks at local schools.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up People who benefit from these acts of kindness will then be encouraged to carry it on in return to someone else, creating the ripple effect.According to Limerick Pay It Forward spokesperson Niamh Murphy, the festival is intended harnesses the positive momentum and energy of carrying out kind acts.“Our aim is to create a ripple effect that will develop into a wave of kindness where people will continue to carry out acts of kindness throughout the rest of the year,” she explained.“We’ve arranged a series of interactive experiential activities — where kids, families, people from all backgrounds can get involved and enjoy the opportunity to slow down, have the space to be together and embrace kindness.”For more details visit www.pifl.ie.by Alan [email protected] Facebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsThe milk of human kindness flows in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – March 9, 2018 1143 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleBreak in at Rape Crisis Midwest’s Limerick premisesNext articleShannon Chamber to host seminar in conjunction with Kotinos Partners Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSlimerickPay it Forward Limerick (PIF Limerick) Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

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