Macau chief executive condemns dependence on casino industry

first_img Email Address Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 20th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Macau chief executive condemns dependence on casino industry Regions: China Macaucenter_img Macao’s head of government, chief executive Ho Iat Seng has criticised the country’s “excessive dependence” upon the gambling industry, which he said meant the special administrative region was especially hard-hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Macao’s head of government, chief executive Ho Iat Seng has criticised the country’s “excessive dependence” upon the gambling industry, which he said meant the special administrative region was especially hard-hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.In Macau’s annual policy report, Ho said that action taken by prior governments to diversify economically have yielded “no noticeable results,” with gaming still representing more than half of its economy.“With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the gaming and tourism industries registered significant declines, with profound impact on industries connected to these areas,” Ho said. “This demonstrates, once again,the vulnerability and the enormous risks of the Macau economy’s excessive dependence on gaming and tourism industries.”“The healthy and stable development of the gambling and tourism sector will continue for a certain period of time, and will be the basis of the continued stability of the economy of Macau.” Nevertheless, if the monolithism of the industrial structure remains unchanged, it will inhibit the sustainable development of Macao’s economy.”In the first three months of 2020, casinos in Macau took in just MOP30.49bn (£3.07bn/€3.52bn/$3.82bn), down 60.0% year-on-year, after closures for significant portions of February and March in order to limit the spread of the virus and low customer numbers after reopening, partly due to strict travel restrictions and social distancing measures within casinos.Ho said the region would ask Beijing to begin issuing visas to visit Macau again once it is confident that the coronavirus situation has stabilised.“With a view to recovering the tourism sector, we will ask the Central Government, in due course, to resume issuing tourist visas, intended for residents of Mainland China to travel to Macau,” Ho said.As part of the policy announcement, Ho said his government would create a fund of MOP10bn to support residents, workers and companies. Topics: Casino & games Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

England vs South Africa series in jeopardy as 2nd South African…

first_imgCricketEngland tour of South AfricaLatest Sports News Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Trent Boult’s thundering bouncer stuns Jadeja; IND 211/7; Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter With the warm-up game scheduled on Saturday cancelled, Marco Marais and Stefan Tait who were called up to assist the team for the practice match will no longer be joining the squad.The visitors will play their practice match in Newlands on Saturday. South Africa will host England for three T20Is and as many ODIs in the limited over series in what would be their first international assignment in eight months. 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Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Facebook Twitter Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – November 21, 2020 Cricket Cricket Also Read:England tour of South Africa: Cricket South Africa appoints Interim Board ahead of England series England tour of South Africa : Series extremely critical for cash-strapped Cricket South Africa Cash-strapped CSA are desperate for the tour to succeed as amid administrative turmoil, CSA is also struggling badly with the finances. The series is set to bring in much needed financial relief for CSA. The South African board is set to earn $4.5 to $5Mn just from television rights of the series. Meanwhile CSA also has declared that they are constantly in touch with England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and keep them abreast with the situation. “Team management and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are in close communication with their counterparts from the England Cricket Board (ECB) to ensure full transparency and the most responsible plan of action going forward.”The South African Board also said the positive result of the second player is “unrelated to the first one” and the player has been provided “separate, appropriate accommodation with immediate effect.”“Cricket South Africa would like to reiterate that it will not release names of affected players because of doctor-patient confidentiality,” a statement said. LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… This Day That Year: Australia thrashed Pakistan to lift their 2nd World Cup title PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Previous articleWest Indies tour of New Zealand : Cricket West Indies unveils new bold jersey for the West Indies teamNext articleOldest living Ranji player Raghunath Chandorkar celebrates his 100th birthday Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Not only, the Proteas called of their intra-squad practice match scheduled for today (21st Nov), but now even the series is on line due to the Covid-19 havoc in the South African camp.According to reports in English media, Eoin Morgan’s team though staying in a separate bubble are on high alert due to Covid cases in the opponent’s team. According to a report by Daily Mirror, England could fly home before the first of six white-ball internationals next Friday if Covid tests next week produce more positive results. Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Also Read: England tour of South Africa : Boucher says, SA won’t take knee in home series against England Cricket Football Morgan and his team is currently staying in the same Vineyard hotel in Cape Town where Covid-19 hit South African team is put up. Though Cricket South Africa has moved the unnamed affected players to ‘separate, appropriate accommodation’, England team is in little panic at this stage. The entire England team has returned negative after being tested on their arrival in Cape Town.As South African team has cancelled their practice match, in all likelihood England team will still go ahead with their practice game scheduled for Saturday. Both teams will be tested on Thursday, the day before the first T20 international, while the South Africans in self-isolation will be tested two days earlier.Any more positive cases can jeopardize the tour according to reports. TAGSENG vs SAEngland tour of South AfricaEngland vs South AfricaSouth African player tests positiveSouth African warm-up game called off SHARE Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’last_img read more

Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Here’s why I’d still buy shares in FTSE 100 banks with dividends suspended

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Matthew Dumigan | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 Image source: Getty Images On Tuesday, the Bank of England warned all FTSE 100 banks against paying out dividends to shareholders. As a result, UK bank stocks plummeted in early trading on Wednesday, wiping billions off valuations.The announcement rubs salt in the wounds of an already pummelled FTSE 100, just after the index had its worst quarter since 1987.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As pension funds and income investors have already suffered from dividends cuts across the index, this announcement represents another big hit to digest. Some companies were due to pay out dividends in just two weeks’ time.Although the circumstances remain rather bleak, I think now is a good time to buy shares in FTSE 100 banks. Here’s why:Dirt-cheap valuationsFirst and foremost, the recent plummet in share prices among FTSE 100 banks means most are trading on dirt-cheap valuations. This is especially striking in comparison to pre-crash prices.Compared with around a 30% fall in the FTSE 100 index, some bank shares such as Lloyds and Barclays have shed over 50% of their value. Alongside airline and housebuilding stocks, banks have been particularly hard hit.One of the ‘big four’ British banks, Barclays is now trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of around 6.58. A figure like that suggests to me that there’s some value to be had.But what about the prospects of survival for these companies?Strong and resilient banksUnlike the 2008 financial crisis, responsibility for the 2020 stock market crash doesn’t lie with the banks. Since then, financial services have slowly been regaining the trust of the general public.The coronavirus outbreak remains largely responsible for the current tumble in stock markets around the world.Rising fears about the economic impact of a global pandemic on growth and development has caused financial markets to experience immense volatility.Although this will inevitably affect financial services negatively, I think investors may be overstating the impact of the crisis on these companies.Today, Britain’s blue-chip banks are designed to be far more resilient than they were in the 2008 crash. By law, minimum bank reserves must cover enough costs for times of economic uncertainty and instability.Light at the end of the tunnelWith that in mind, I think banks’ balance sheets and healthy levels of liquidity are enough to see them through the difficulties that may lie ahead.With restrictions and lockdowns already starting to ease in some parts of the world, it may not be long before business begins to operate as usual once again.When the time comes, banks will quickly return to full operational capacity. This means investors can expect dividend payments to swiftly resume. I think FTSE 100 banks could even be the drivers of the next bull market.Dividend yields on FTSE 100 bank stocks are notoriously attractive to income investors and will undoubtedly remain so, even after the pandemic is over.On top of this, I think shareholders will be rewarded with more healthy returns as investors realise the UK bank stocks may be undervalued. The likes of HSBC, Barclays, and Lloyds are still a solid buy for me. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Here’s why I’d still buy shares in FTSE 100 banks with dividends suspended Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, HSBC Holdings, and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

23 Local Authority Housing / Avignon-Clouet Architectes

first_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAvignon-Clouet ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNesles-la-MontagneHousingFrancePublished on February 06, 2013Cite: “23 Local Authority Housing / Avignon-Clouet Architectes” 06 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 Photographs:  Stéphane Chalmeau+ 14 Share Year:  23 Local Authority Housing / Avignon-Clouet Architectes ArchDaily 23 Local Authority Housing / Avignon-Clouet ArchitectesSave this projectSave23 Local Authority Housing / Avignon-Clouet ArchitectesSave this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauApartments•Nesles-la-Montagne, France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/325020/23-local-authority-housing-avignon-clouet-architectes Clipboard Architects: Avignon-Clouet Architectes Area Area of this architecture project 2012center_img “COPY” France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/325020/23-local-authority-housing-avignon-clouet-architectes Clipboard Area:  2 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopySave this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD20Concrete SystemsSwisspearlFiber Cement FormulaText description provided by the architects. There are two buildings situated n°42-48 “Rebière” street. It includes 23 accommodations: G+3 Duplex (7 units) and G+8 (16 units + 1 association premises of 80 m2). These two separate entities surround two other buildings designed by the agency “Atelier Provisoire” from Bordeaux. The buildings are connected through exterior walkways. The selected urban location allows to create one of the only ground floor with garden, on the whole construction project of “Rebière” street.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauOur buildings develop an architectural style in relation with the interior use and the urban context. Thus, one can distinguish bi-component buildings: • A comfort part, with its vegetated scales façade, corresponding to the living areas: bedrooms and living-dining room. This building skin (Eternit©) is inspired by anti-noise walls that are located along the roads. Adjacent to the noisy Paris’ ring, our building works like a big soundtrap. Different types of grass are planted in this facade but it can also accommodate other seeds, depending on wind or birds. • Then the technical part, with its oversized tiling pattern facade made of lacquered aluminum, integrates: the kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, utilities channels, stairs and elevators.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauAll accommodations are length crossing type and they all have a triple sunlight exposure. Outdoor passageways lead to all housings, offering large private terraces and a stunning view on Paris. There is no lobby. Letter boxes and meeting areas are situated underneath the technical part of the building. These areas are like an inner courtyard in relation with the garden and the street.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThe urban relationship between the public space (the street) and private space (the housing) is made through an architectural promenade, going from the garden to the common and private passageways, through the distribution areas.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow less’Arte s’ Residential Tower / Spark ArchitectsArticlesWorld Stage Design 2013 Festival: Sustainable Theatre Design CompetitionArticlesProject locationAddress:Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments Photographs Projectslast_img read more

House M / hohensinn architektur

first_imgArchDaily Architects: hohensinn architektur Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/438730/house-m-hohensinn-architektur Clipboard 2009 CopyHouses•Bad Aussee, Austria House M / hohensinn architekturSave this projectSaveHouse M / hohensinn architektur “COPY” Projects Area:  157 m² Area:  157 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Austria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/438730/house-m-hohensinn-architektur Clipboard CopyAbout this officehohensinn architekturOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBad AusseeHousesAustriaPublished on October 20, 2013Cite: “House M / hohensinn architektur” 20 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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 Save this picture!© Paul Ott photografiert+ 12 Share 2009 Photographs photographs:  Paul Ott photografiertPhotographs:  Paul Ott photografiertStructural Analysis:Johann RiebenbauerBuilding Services:PMC, GrazEletrical Concept:TB Ogrisek, StiwollSupervision:Wiehn ZT GmbHProject Leader:Pair DickeCity:Bad AusseeCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul Ott photografiertText description provided by the architects. In line with the building developer’s wishes, we aimed to create an appearance in keeping with the local situation. Both the chosen materials and formal implementation fit in with the surrounding development and thus integrate the house into the man-made landscape of Bad Aussee. The structure takes advantage of the differences in height of the terrain, thus creating separate areas for living and for the terraces on the different levels. Save this picture!© Paul Ott photografiertThanks to the generous glazing and glass handrails inside the building, the interior begins to flow, creating a sense of sitting out in the countryside. The concept of openness and enactment of the outside area are thus made tangible and intensified throughout the building. The delicate façade design is completely of wood, albeit continuing fragmentarily in front of the glazing and thus creating the semblance of a filter. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of IdeasArchitecture NewsSolar Decathlon 2013: Stevens Institute of Technology Places Second in Architecture,…Selected Projects Share “COPY” Houses House M / hohensinn architekturlast_img read more

Rapid public response internationally to Asian floods appeals

first_img Reuters reports that people in many countries have been quick to give to the emergency appeals set up to fund relief work for those affected by the earthquake/tsunami disaster on 26 DecemberAccording to Peter Graff at Reuters, the Finnish population of five million has donated $4 million. The Corriere della Sera newspaper reports that Italians have donated $17 million using SMS on their mobile phones. Swiss donors have given $9 million, the Swedish Red Cross has received $3 million, and Dutch people have donated $12.7 million. Rapid public response internationally to Asian floods appeals AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 31 December 2004 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Research / statisticslast_img read more

Credit Union celebrates with €100,000 donation

first_img Tagged with: Funding Ireland Howard Lake | 17 October 2008 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Credit Union celebrates with €100,000 donation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. As part of the 50th celebrations of the founding of the credit union movement, the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) has launched the Credit Union Community Chest which will distribute €100,000 in Ireland.The Credit Union Community Chest is also supported by the Irish Independent and the Belfast Telegraph.The Credit Union Community Chest is run on a regional basis providing a €20,000* grant in each of the 5 regions – Ulster, Munster, Leinster (excluding Dublin both City & County), Connacht and Dublin (encompassing both City & County). An overall winner from one of these five regional winners will be chosen to receive an additional €20,000* grant (or £15,000 if organisation/group is in Northern Ireland).Applications are invited from community organisations/groups which operate projects on a not-for-profit basis with the primary aim of providing tangible benefit(s) to persons with special needs. Persons with special needs include those with physical, sensory or intellectual disabilities.The closing date for entries is Friday, 21st November 2008.Completed entries to be sent to:Credit Union Community ChestIrish League of Credit Unions33-41 Lower Mount StreetDublin 2For more information and for the official Entry Form, contact Deirdre O’Brien on +353 1 614-6781 or email: [email protected]last_img read more

Everyclick voted Website of the Year 2008

first_imgEveryclick voted Website of the Year 2008 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 December 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The UK public has voted Everyclick ‘Website of the Year 2008’ in the competition run by MetrixLab, Europe’s largest online market research agency. The charity search and donation platform received the highest scores for the content, navigation and design of its website to win this category.This year 223 websites were nominated in over 18 categories for the awards. More than 1,500,000 votes were cast between November to December.Polly Gowers, Founder of Everyclick said: “This accolade is the icing on the cake in a fantastic year, which has seen us raise nearly £600,000 and attract over 1.2 million unique users. Throughout this difficult financial period, it is vital that the UK public continue their incredible support for charities, using our ‘search and give for free’, sponsorship and donation facilities.”www.everyclick.com Tagged with: Awards Digital Everyclicklast_img read more

Detroit teachers beat back injunction against sick-out actions

first_imgJan. 25 — Teachers in the Detroit Public Schools scored a major legal victory today when, for the second time, Judge Cynthia Stephens of the Michigan Court of Claims, a division of the Court of Appeals, denied DPS’s request for a temporary restraining order to force teachers to stop their sick-outs over deplorable and unsafe working conditions. Stephens on Jan. 21 denied DPS’s motion for an injunction against the teachers and ordered today’s hearing. Stephens said there is no proof that the union, the Detroit Federation of Teachers, or its interim president instigated the sick-outs. Under Michigan law it is illegal for public school teachers to strike. The Operating Engineers union also won a victory in a separate court hearing today when Wayne County Judge David Allen ruled DPS could not cut costs by having 15 instead of 75 licensed boiler operators, or one per five schools. Allen cited the lead water crisis in Flint and wrote, “[W]hen we place financial expediency over basic and critical public health needs, we reap what we sow. … Let us not have the next headline to go national be: ‘Detroit Schoolchildren Injured and Killed in Unattended Boiler Explosion.’” The DPS, led by emergency manager Darnell Earley, infamous for the Flint water poisoning scandal, filed suit Jan. 21 against more than two dozen defendants, including individual teachers, various community groups, the union, DFT interim president Ivy Bailey and ousted president Steve Conn. The previous day, Jan. 20, President Barack Obama visited the North American International Auto Show in Detroit while 500 teachers and Flint protesters amassed outside Cobo Hall in bitterly cold weather. The president’s visit coincided with a coordinated sick-out by DPS teachers that closed 88 of the district’s schools — virtually all of them. Hundreds of teachers, parents, students and community supporters rallied outside Cadillac Place, site of the Court of Appeals, as today’s hearing took place inside. In a display of unity, about three dozen teachers, wearing red, packed the courtroom.Stephens ordered another hearing on Feb. 16 and instructed both sides to submit briefs and witness lists. DPS teachers have engaged in rolling sick-outs for several months to bring attention to wretched conditions, including overcrowded classrooms, dilapidated buildings, 50-degree indoor temperatures, rodent infestations, bathroom plumbing leaks, cuts in pay and benefits, lack of supplies, and widespread black mold, fungi and other toxins.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more