Melrose eyes its next purchase

first_img whatsapp Melrose eyes its next purchase Wednesday 9 March 2011 7:54 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia center_img 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.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.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.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 Share Tags: NULL Manufacturing buyout firm Melrose posted a 44 per cent leap in full-year profit to £171m yesterday, hiked its dividend, and said the time was ripe for its next major buy. Melrose, which has grown by purchasing underperforming businesses, was confident its strategy would continue to deliver in 2011, and said it was eyeing another purchase. Revenues rose six per cent to £1.4bn in 2010, with much of the growth coming from recent purchase FKI. whatsapplast_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Standard Chartered Bank Limited ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Standard Chartered Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Chartered Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Chartered Bank Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Chartered Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The financial institution is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Limited and has a presence in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional banking to loans, mortgages, insurance and investments, asset management and treasury services. Formerly known as The Chartered Bank, the company changed its name to Standard Chartered Bank in 1969. The former company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Standard Chartered Bank Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Standard Chartered Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

2019 Rugby World Cup: Russia 9-34 Samoa

first_img Rugby World Cup Groups Collapse TAGS: Samoa Did Lee-Lo get away with this one?Red card or not?#RWC2019 #ITVRugby #RUSvSAM— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) September 24, 2019In the first instance, Poite was discussing with his officiating team that the law framework suggested he should give a red for Lee-Lo’s thump into Vasily Artemyev – before an intervention from TMO Graham Hughes made Poite consider a slight dip as a “mitigating circumstance”. He gave a yellow.In the next instance, despite a head-on-head collision meaning Motu’u would not come back on due to concussion, he still only gave a yellow to the Samoan hooker for his high shot.The Samoans had scored after quarter of an hour through Alapati Leiua but they had slipped behind by a point to 6-5, following two Yuri Kushnarev penalties. Then the illegal hits started thundering in.Russia were wasteful with their two-man advantage, though, and half-time came with the score unchanged. To make matters worst, after the break Samoa scored through Afaesetiti Amosa (who then went off injured) while prop Kirill Gotovtsev also saw yellow for grabbing at the No 8’s neck – which will be discussed as a potential red card too!Kushnarev got a drop-goal to his name but, injury aside, Samoa made the most of their good fortune. They began to open up against the tiring Russians while they were a man down.Ed Fidow found space and romped in for two scores and that man Lee-Lo got a five-pointer to his name too. Samoa had secured a bonus-point win in a match that could have been so different, while Russia exhausted themselves looking in vain for a try that would not come.As Leiua romped home for his second score at the very end, the Russians looked shattered. Russia’s qualification for the tournament was a shock… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 2019 Rugby World Cup: Russia 9-34 SamoaHead-to-headPlayed – 1Samoa wins – 1Russia wins – 0Did You Know?Vasily Artemyev, Vladimir Ostroushko and Andrey Garbuzov have appeared in all five of Russia’s Rugby World Cup matches to date – four in 2011 and then Friday’s match against Russia.At 37 years and 268 days, Tusi Pisi became the oldest Samoan to play at a Rugby World Cup when he took the field against Russia, surpassing Peter Fatialofa’s previous record of 36 years and 45 days.Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesIn a nutshellThe choice to give yellow cards rather than reds for high tackles will dominate the discussions after a game Samoa eventually ran away with.On the day that World Rugby issued a statement saying that match officials in the opening rounds “were not consistently of the standards set by World Rugby and themselves”, Romain Poite found himself in the centre of a referee’s nightmare.What could have been had Poite given red cards to sledgehammer Samoans Rey Lee-Lo and Motu Matu’u in the first half? Russia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Related: What is the TMO?Star manThe Samoan back three always looked a handful, and Leiua bookended the game with big scores and finished with 163m with ball in hand and ten defenders beaten.Fidow on the other wing stood out too as he gobbled up scoring opportunities in Gotovtsev’s absence. Samoa eventually dominated this match in Kumagaya, amidst refereeing controversy Ed Fidow scores but the no-look pass is special Ray Niuia, take a bow #RWC2019 #ITVRugby— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) September 24, 2019Sure Samoa were lucky to have a full contingent in the second half, but when the game opened up they were greedy – they had made 466m with ball in hand before Lieu galloped in for a second score at the death.In opposition, Tagir Gadzhiev was once again tigerish in contact and centre Vladimir Ostroushko had the calm head this Bears side needs. But they were left grasping air by the end.Holding on: Tagir Gadzhiev in defence (Getty Images)The TeamsRussia: Vasily Artemyev (capt); German Davydov, Vladimir Ostroushko, Dmitry Gerasimov (Vladislav Sozonov 64), Kirill Golosnitskiy; Yury Kushnarev (Ramil Gaisin 54), Vasily Dorofeev (Dmitry Perov 54); Valery Morozov (Andrei Polivalov 59), Stanislav Selskii (Evgeny Matveev 56), Kirill Gotovtsev (Azamat Bitiev 71), Andrey Ostrikov (Andrey Garbuzov 65), Bogdan Fedotko, Vitaly Zhivatov, Tagir Gadzhiev, Nikita Vavilin (Anton Sychev 54).Pen: Kushnarev 19, 25. Drop-goal: Kushnarev 48.Yellow card: Gotovtsev 44.Samoa: Tim Nanai-Williams (Ulupano Seuteni 64); Alapati Leiua, Rey Lee-Lo, Henry Taefu, Ed Fidow; Tusi Pisi (AJ Alatimu 65), Dwayne Polataivao (Melani Matavao 40); Logovii Mulipola (Jordan Lay 50), Motu Matu’u (Ray Niuia 31), Michael Alaalatoa (Paul Alo-Emile 55), Teofilo Paulo (Senio Toleafoa 64), Kane Le’aupepe, Chris Vui (capt), TJ Ioane, Afaesetiti Amosa (Josh Tyrell 45).Tries: Leiua 16, 79, Amosa 44, Fidow 49, 53, Lee-lo 63. Con: Pisi 50, 53.Yellow cards: Lee-Lo 28, Matu’u 29.RELATED RUGBY WORLD CUP CONTENT Going in for a try: Ed Fidow gets one of his two scores (AFP/Getty Images) center_img Samoa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Samoa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Russia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Having to rely on a play-off win against… Expand Rugby World Cup Groups A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… Expand Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Interior Light-Single Family Housing / Viraje architecture

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Interior Light-Single Family Housing / Viraje architectureSave this projectSaveInterior Light-Single Family Housing / Viraje architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Interior Light-Single Family Housing / Viraje architecture Projects CopyHouses•Valencia, Spain Spain 2012 Architects: Viraje architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Germán Cabo Arnal+ 22 Share Year:  Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Germán Cabo ArnalSave this picture!© Germán Cabo ArnalRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The house is located in a village near Valencia on a narrow plot with 8,60m long facade and 15m long depth and another 5m long depth each side on the road to create main and back gardens. Save this picture!© Germán Cabo ArnalThe main idea which generates the project is an internal courtyard that organizes each floor of the house. Save this picture!© Germán Cabo ArnalThe courtyard divides the diurnal space of the ground floor and emphasizes the views from one facade to other. It also selects the position of the staircase in the way that you are always conscious of the views of the courtyard and the relationship with the sky when the stairs are used. Save this picture!© Germán Cabo ArnalOn first floor, the courtyard organizes the main rooms. Several sliding doors close are hided inside the walls. When they get closed, the opened space surrounding the courtyard becomes subdivided. Main bedroom, studio and corridor could be one or several spaces. Save this picture!© Germán Cabo ArnalSame thing happens on the basement, but here the courtyard isn’t a glassed one. It becomes into a storage element that divides the space into a gym and a place for leisure. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTime Lapse Video: Elqui Domos Astronomical HotelArticlesPodčetrtek Traffic Circle / EnotaArticles Share CopyAbout this officeViraje arquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValenciaSpainPublished on February 09, 2013Cite: “Interior Light-Single Family Housing / Viraje architecture” [Luz Interior, vivienda unifamiliar entre medianeras / Viraje arquitectura / ] 09 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  363 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Loft Renovation in ‘El Cabañal’ / AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTES

first_imgSave this picture!© Germán Cabo+ 13 Share Projects Loft Loft Renovation in ‘El Cabañal’ / AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTESSave this projectSaveLoft Renovation in ‘El Cabañal’ / AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTES Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Loft Renovation in ‘El Cabañal’ / AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTES Spain ArchDaily Architects: AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTES Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Germán Cabo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Manufacturers: PAMESA CERAMICA, Swiss Krono AG, Balay, Ebanistería Juan Pardo, Glaciar de Compac, T-KromCarpentry Restoration:Ebanistería Emilio Valdés EscribanoCity:ValènciaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Germán CaboRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. This peculiar and personal “loft” is located near Malvarrosa Beach, in the distinctive neighborhood of “El Cabañal” at Valencia City. The Origin house responded to the top floor of a very common type of town house between party walls. It’s accessed from the Street through a narrow staircase. The depth of plot required the existence of intermediate rooms that were illuminated and ventilated by a small courtyard; on the other hand, the kitchen and the “toilet” occupied the rear façade as attached parts, and connected through an ancient terrace that had been closed; Finally, throughout the house roof was a ceiling of plaster that hid the actual volume of the steep cover Gable.Save this picture!© Germán CaboBased on a program of basic needs that requires the existence of a single room and a terrace, the project arises as a “loft” in which the only closed part is the bath. In this way, the original volume is put in prospective value: all the interior partitions are deleted to create a unique space where everything happens.Save this picture!© Germán Cabo The fundamental work was based, therefore, on removing and choosing what is going to stay. We only added a slight ‘platform’ that seems to float in the middle of space and contrasts in materiality with the rest of the original constructive elements.Save this picture!SectionsCertain elements were preserved and brought to light, or even “reinterpreted” with another utility, so the past and the future of the house dialogue calmly:-The anterior and posterior walls were left in the original brick wall, and the entire roof of wood beams was cleaned and restored.Save this picture!© Germán Cabo-The old ceiling line was drawn in the space through various resources: with a few light volumetric changes, remaining the height of the original plaster cladding oh the pillars, and retaining the two main beams that supported it.Save this picture!Floor Plan-This preserved wood substructure became the space limit of the attic which is the bedroom, as well as used as part of the new railing glass.Save this picture!© Germán Cabo-The small and narrow courtyard became a skylight which illuminates the heart of the House. An old window was preserved as a decorative piece, at the time that brought light to the dining area.Save this picture!© Germán Cabo-The ancient woodwork was restored and painted in white to bring more light into the space. An old cupboard became a key piece that serves as a shelf, wardrobe, pantry and warehouse.Save this picture!© Germán Cabo-The new linear kitchen which was situated in one of the walls was designed by contrast in gray tones that highlights two volumes twinned with a modern and clean image which moves away from the textures, colors and shapes of the rest of preserved woodwork.Save this picture!© Germán Cabo-In the bath a similar method was used: gray volumes and plains are opposed to the textured wall of the old restored window.Project gallerySee allShow lessCity Sketch: Copley SquareEventDorte Mandrup Arkitekter Selected to Design Viewing Pavilion at Greenland’s IcefjordArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Camí del Cabanyal, València, Valencia, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeAMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTESOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRefurbishmentRenovationValènciaValenciaSpainPublished on June 22, 2016Cite: ” Loft Renovation in ‘El Cabañal’ / AMBAU TALLER D’ARQUITECTES” 22 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs Area:  73 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyLoft, Renovation•València, Spainlast_img read more

TSJ 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura

first_img Photographs CopyHouses•Itu, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio Gabriel Garbin ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesItuBrazilPublished on December 19, 2017Cite: “TSJ 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura” [Casa TSJ 01 / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura] 19 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Area:  805 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses ArchDaily Photographs:  Rafaela Netto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img Save this picture!© Rafaela Netto+ 14 Share TSJ 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveTSJ 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura Year:  TSJ 01 House / Studio Gabriel Garbin Arquitetura “COPY” Manufacturers: Alcoa, Deca, PavBrasilConstructor:Fernando Leite de MoraesLandscaping:Gil FialhoArchitect In Charge:Gabriel GarbinCo Author:Nathalia Della MannaCity:ItuCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafaela NettoRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The TSJ 01 a vacation house with 805 square meters was designed for a small family (a couple and two kids) near Itu, State of São Paulo, Brazil. The “L” shape of the house gives privacy inside and creates the distribu-tion axis for all rooms. The visual connection thru spaces is provided by large windows.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe hight point of the social area is the big construction without columns where are located the dining room, living room and TV room all connected by a large balcony with barbecue area.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe bedrooms are located in the end of the corridor, the oposite side of the social área, so privacy is guaran-teed to residents when they receive visits.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe Kitchen and laundry are close to the social area.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoSome of Brazilian colonial architecture materials where used in the house, rustic plaster on walls and cement burned all over the floor. The edge of the pool is coated with fulget and inside light blue tile.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe structural project provides inverted beams throughout the house so all spaces are integrated by large floor-to-ceiling vents.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoThe house is equipped with Rainwater collection system, water heating through solar panels, dimmer lights and a small composting plant for organic waste.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoProject gallerySee allShow lessBjarke Ingels: “Great Buildings Blatantly Express Their True Essence to the World”VideosZaha Hadid Architects’ Bee’ah Headquarters Tops Out in UAEArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 Brazillast_img read more

HEALTH CARE CRISIS: Tufts nurses strike for patient safety, pensions

first_imgWorking-class solidarity with striking nurses outside Tufts Medical Center, Boston.Hundreds of cheering nurses streamed into the lobby of Boston’s Tufts Medical Center at 7 a.m. on July 17, wearing “Safe Patient Limits Save Lives” buttons on their scrubs and carrying “Tufts RNs: Protecting Patient Care” signs. They were reporting to work after being illegally locked out for four days, following a courageous 24-hour strike.This historic strike by union members began on the morning of July 12, as overnight, third-shift Tufts nurses emerged from the hospital’s front doors to join co-workers on spirited picket lines. It was the first nurses’ strike in Boston since 1986.In retaliation, Tufts management enlisted 350 scab nurses and deactivated the badges of 1,200 Tufts employees represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Tufts’ actions violated federal labor regulations.Ninety-five percent of MNA members had voted to strike. They organized picket lines in response to Tufts’ refusal to address unsafe hospital staffing practices and improve its pay and benefits offer during over 30 contract negotiation sessions. Tufts nurses had worked for 14 months without a contract.Boston’s corporate media tried to paint the MNA nurses as “greedy” for defending quality patient care and cost-saving, fixed-benefit pensions. In vain, they attempted to foment anti-union public sentiment and fabricate a basis for police repression by blaming and sensationalizing creative attempts to keep scabs away.Working-class solidarityBut Boston’s multinational, multigender, multiability, intergenerational working class wasn’t buying the anti-worker smear campaign. Instead, organized labor answered MNA’s call to join its picket lines.Team Solidarity — United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers; UNITE HERE Local 26, Hotel and Food Service Workers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222, telecommunications workers; and other union locals — issued statements of support and came out in force throughout the five days of picketing. Health care workers joined from other area hospitals and clinics.Delegations of Boston’s Workers World Party, labor union and youth militants took shifts on the picket lines. Additionally, strikers’ families, neighbors, former patients and many others supported the strike. The Washington Street underpass that runs through the downtown medical center teemed day and night with honking vehicles and resonated with chants in solidarity.This support grew daily until even Boston Mayor Marty Walsh had to step back from his accusations at the strike’s outset that the nurses had contributed to a situation where “patients will lose care.”Rank-and-file nurses and their allies transformed the lockout into a four-day street meeting on working-class solidarity in the age of health care cutbacks.“Every strike in this city in the last few years has been about health care,” said Ed Childs, of WWP and UNITE HERE Local 26. “It’s the number one issue for workers.”‘System is broken’“The same profit system that is trying to take away health benefits from the people is also trying to force health care workers to handle a higher volume of under-insured patients,” said Gery Armsby, health care administrative support worker and WWP member, in a discussion with Tufts nurses. “It’s a deeply broken system that is trying to fix itself by crushing working and poor people.”Tufts patients, whose lives were saved by Tufts nurses, spoke about the need to fight for quality health care: “They are crying ‘the hospital doesn’t have enough money!’ while they give it all to a few people at the top,” said the angry spouse of a Tufts patient.Tufts CEO Michael Wagner takes home an annual salary of over $1 million, not counting bonuses. But pay for nurses at Tufts is the lowest in the city. They make only 87 percent of what nurses are paid elsewhere in Boston. This exploitation is compounded by patient-to-staff ratios that are among the highest in Boston.At the bargaining table, Tufts management has deceptively argued that the hospital needs to “operate lean” in the face of the uncertainty given the Trump administration’s attack on the Affordable Care Act. In a city known for its top-notch research hospitals, Tufts receives a relatively low reimbursement rate from insurers.But rather than fighting back against Washington and the insurance industry to ensure access to quality care for all, Tufts is trying to pass this burden on to the nurses in an austerity package.Tufts squandered over $6 million on rotten anti-strike tactics: an illegal lockout, coupled with costly scab labor. While pouring money into out-of-state strikebreakers and police, Tufts then used these expenses as a bogus justification for locking out the nurses.But, as MNA leaflets explained, hiring scabs isn’t just expensive and unnecessary — it’s life-threatening to patients. Multiple cases of patient safety problems were reported during the lockout. Tufts dismissed at least one scab for incompetence.By bringing in 350 strikebreakers to do the work of 1,200 trained, dedicated, full-time nurses, Tufts management used patients’ lives as a bargaining chip. Clearly, the bosses don’t care who gets hurt as long as they can try to force concessions from workers.Nurses say they expect negotiations to resume soon, but as of this writing no timetable has been publicized. Whether or not an agreement will be reached that meets the nurses’ demands is unknown. But the broad multinational working- class solidarity that was palpable in Boston over the last week will be important as bigger battles over health care are coming.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU Soccer earns consecutive NCAA Tournament bids

first_imgTwitter + posts Linkedin Robbie Vaglio printThe NCAA announced the field of 64 teams headlining the 2017 NCAA Tournament and for consecutive seasons head coach Eric Bell and his squad were featured in the bracket. TCU will travel to Tucson, Ariz. to face the Arizona Wildcats Friday evening in the first round of the tournament.“We’re very excited to be back in the tournament,” Bell said. “I came to TCU with the ambition to build a nationally prominent program. It’s year six and we’ve gone to back-to-back tournaments, now it’s all about the next game against Arizona. I’m very happy with where we’re at.”The Frogs will enter the postseason with some players who are dealing with injuries, such as Emma Heckendorn, Allison Ganter and Tijana Djuricek, who were on the wrong end of many major collisions in the Big 12 tournament.“We’re banged up, but that’s what everyone is like at this point in the season,” Bell said. “Our trainers have done a wonderful job getting our kids back to where they need to be, so we will be fine. Playing three games in five days is really tough on their bodies, so we are in the process of recovering from that right now. Hopefully, by Friday we will be ready to go.”The Horned Frogs made history last season as they made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. TCU is one of only 34 teams to qualify for the tournament in consecutive seasons.TCU enters the tournament coming off a stellar performance in the Big 12 Tournament, coming just short of the title. TCU lost to the Baylor Bears in the championship game in overtime 2-1. The Horned Frogs defeated the Kansas Jayhawks and West Virginia Mountaineers in the tournament, both games finishing in hard-fought penalty kick sessions. Bell praised goalkeeper Katie Lund for her play down the stretch.“Katie in goal has been fantastic,” Bell said. “She had a great Big 12 tournament and was able to get us to the finals with two big saves in the penalty shootouts. She’s playing at a really high level.”The Frogs will bring a young team to Arizona for the tournament, but Bell trusts his players to not get too caught up in the moment.“Being in the Big 12 tournament gives us a taste of being battle-tested,” Bell said. “Our younger kids are really looking forward to have the opportunity to be in something they aren’t familiar with.”TCU posted an all-time best record in conference play at 6-2-1, finishing third in the Big 12 during the regular season and with an overall 12-6-3 record on the season.The Big 12 is represented well in the NCAA tournament as five teams from the conference will play postseason soccer. West Virginia was selected as a No. 2 seed in the field, Baylor earned an automatic bid by defeating the Frogs in the championship match and Oklahoma State and Texas secured at-large bids.Friday’s matchup against Arizona is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Bell said Arizona plays a game very similar schematically to one of TCU’s biggest rivals.“They remind us a little bit of Baylor, both in their approach and how they play,” Bell said. “They aren’t as physical as Baylor, though. Throughout the season Baylor had 23 yellow cards while Arizona had seven. They’re physical, but nothing like we faced this weekend.”The winner of Friday’s match with Arizona will face either Ole Miss or Florida State at a site yet to be determined. The next round will begin Friday, Nov. 17. ReddIt Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean The TCU women’s soccer team gather for the 2017 NCAA D1 soccer selection show in Fort Worth, Texas on November 6, 2017. (Photo by/Ellman Photography) TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vaglio What to watch during quarantine Facebook Twitter Previous articleUpdate: Shooter near campus is in Fort Worth Police custodyNext articleHoroscope: November 7, 2017 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Robbie Vaglio ReddIt Linkedin Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention

first_img News Bangladesh is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Mushtaq Ahmed was pronounced dead yesterday evening after being taken from Dhaka’s Kashimpur high security prison to Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College Hospital, 50 km to the north. Receive email alerts May 19, 2021 Find out more Mushtaq Ahmed was 53 years old (photo: / RSF). RSF was firm in its condemnation when Kishore and Ahmed were arrested in an operation on 5 May by the Rapid Action Battalion, an elite police unit, for “spreading rumours and misinformation on Facebook about the coronavirus situation” and for “anti-state activities” under article 21 of Bangladesh’s very Kafkaesque 2018 Digital Security Act. Help by sharing this information According to the prison authorities, he was initially moved to the prison infirmary after falling ill at around 7:30 pm, and was subsequently taken to the hospital, where he died at around 9:30 pm. But hospital officials told RSF he was “dead on arrival.” to go further Shocking “We urge Bangladesh’s highest judicial authorities to appoint a team of independent investigators to shed all possible light on Mushtaq Ahmed’s death,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “His death in detention is all the more shocking because he had absolutely no place being in prison. In order to avoid another tragedy, we call for the immediate release of the cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, who was arrested at the same time as Mushtaq Ahmed.” News February 22, 2021 Find out more News BangladeshAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Covid19ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment February 26, 2021 Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Follow the news on Bangladesh RSF_en Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists His lawyer, Jyotirmoy Barua, told RSF that Ahmed seemed “in fine health” when he saw him two days before. As Ahmed suffered from no chronic illness, the circumstances of his death are very puzzling. Organisation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an independent investigation into the extremely unclear circumstances in which the Bangladeshi writer and blogger Mushtaq Ahmed died yesterday after being jailed for 296 days, and calls for the release of other media workers held in similar circumstances. Bangladesh: Rohingya photographer charged after covering Rohingya refugee transfer RSF has learned that Kishore took advantage of a brief hearing on 23 February to pass a note to his lawyer, who passed it on to Kishore’s brother, Ahsan Kabir. The note said he had been subjected to violence during detention, and that he had a leg injury and an ear infection that had not been treated. The note included two cartoons representing two of his torturers. Kabir says he is very worried about his brother, above all because of his diabetes, which requires treatment with insulin. RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage BangladeshAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Covid19ImprisonedFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment January 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more