Transcorp Hotels Plc ( Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgTranscorp Hotels Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Transcorp Hotels Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transcorp Hotels Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transcorp Hotels Plc (  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileTranscorp Hotels Plc is a hotel operations company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. The latter is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. Hotels in the Group include Transcorp Hilton Hotel, a 5-star hotel with 670 rooms located in Abuja; and Transcorp Hotel with 146 rooms located in Calabar. Formerly known as Transnational Hotels and Tourism Services Limited, the company changed its name to Transcorp Hotels Plc in 2014. Its head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Transcorp Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

England v Wales: 5 Things we’ve learned

first_img Searching for answers: George North looks downcast as Wales were out thought and out played at TwickenhamDeath by a thousand cutsWales lost by 29-18 against England in a performance that will frustrate the players and the coaching staff as much as it will the Welsh supporters. As a result Wales are out of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations and the record breaking third consecutive championship win has gone with it. Whilst the kicking strategy and scrummaging issues will attract most of the criticism, in truth the defeat was the result of an accumulation of small, regular and costly errors in all aspects of the game.Countless spilled balls in contact, charged-down box kicks, badly executed grubber kicks in the opposition’s 22, lineout turnovers in Wales’ 22 and the dropping of high balls when unmarked, all contributed to Wales being unable to sustain any meaningful phase play. Limited phase play meant that both Wales’ leading ball carriers and the game plan were nullified. The next few weeks and months will be a pivotal period in the Welsh camp – we shall see if the ‘small cuts’ that led to the England defeat will lead to a full autopsy.Kicking game: Wales’ kicking game wasn’t good enoughKicking too deepThere were many shaky aspects to Wales’ kicking game against England. But by far the most harmful were the overly deep high-balls. Some of the kicks were so deep that on occasions it was like watching a fourth down in the NFL. Regularly a Welsh kick would land in the hands of the English kick defence without a single Welsh defender being within 15 yards. It has been suggested that the Welsh kick chase was to blame, which seems unfair; Usain Bolt could have led Wales’ kick chase at Twickenham and still not have been within 10 yards of Mike Brown and Jack Nowell.It’s often a sign of overly deep kicking if the opposition’s back three have high ‘metres with ball in hand’ stats – as they earn cheap yards running up to the defensive line before kicking clear. Both Brown and Nowell ran over 100m with the ball in hand. Brown actually carried the ball an incredible 156 metres and once again put in another career enhancing performance. Brown will be a leading contender for Player of the Tournament, and rightly so.Gethin Jenkins’ yellow cardGethin Jenkins received a yellow card against England – having been warned repeatedly for not driving straight in the scrum. Rugby is a game of opinions, so therefore some may argue that Jenkins body angle was a result of the England’s tight-head equally not driving straight. But rugby is only a game of opinions off the field. On the field there is only one opinion that matters – that of the referee. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: Gethin Jenkins of Wales is sent to the sin bin by referee Romain Poite during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images) Given the clear and repeated warnings from Romain Poite it is perhaps open to question that Jenkins wasn’t replaced by Paul James, sooner. Jenkins received his card in the 53rd minute and most international front row forwards are replaced at the 60-minute mark as a matter of course. For the sake of seven minutes Wales could have swapped their looseheads and kept 15 players on the pitch. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Scratch that. It’s annoying.Yellow fever: Gethin Jenkins struggledLeigh Halfpenny. Devoid of blameThe sentiment that ‘you’d bet your mortgage on Leigh Halfpenny’ doesn’t quite sum up his contribution against England – you’d have bet Greece’s national debt on him such was his reliability. Halfpenny scored all of Wales’ points with a faultless six from six goal kicking display and as fine an aerial and defensive display as you will see from a full back.His 73rd minute tackle on Luther Burrell was a remarkable feat given that Halfpenny was giving away 53lbs in weight and five inches in height – a feat that saved a nailed-on try yet will also see him miss the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder. Halfpenny even put his head on the wrong side, deliberately, to ensure that Burrell’s body weight and reach didn’t take him over the try line. It was real David and Goliath stuff…if David had come from Gorseinon.Wales turned their back on Danny Care It is perhaps a sign of how pedestrian and predictable test rugby has become that the Welsh defensive line turned their backs on Danny Care when England were awarded a penalty on the Welsh five metre line. Such is the desire to score any points on any visit into the opponents 22 that it has become frowned upon to take a quick tap in such a position – pointing at the posts is the default option.Whilst the need to take any simple points, when they’re available, is clearly understandable, particularly when you consider the narrow margins of modern Test rugby, it was fantastic to see a scrum half catching a defensive line off guard – with nothing more than a flick of the ball from his boot. Old school.last_img read more

Hof Residence / Studio Granda

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Iceland Year:  Area:  294 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects 2007 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Hof Residence / Studio GrandaSave this projectSaveHof Residence / Studio Grandacenter_img Save this picture!+ 25 Share Hof Residence / Studio Granda Text description provided by the architects. Hof is a country residence in the Skagafjörður fjord, less than 100km from the Arctic Circle. The spectacle of the location, its remoteness and special program fuelled a unique rapport between the client, contractor and architect resulting in a building that is in every respect a direct consequence of that collaboration. The existing assemblage of buildings on the estate included a house, church, barn and cowshed clustered on a riverbank. Further inland are recently constructed horse stables. The wide fjörd has a mountainous rim punctuated with long valleys embracing the cliff islands of Drangey, Málmey and the graphic foreland Þórðarhöfði. The new residence is slightly removed from the old cluster on raised ground, with each room and space orientated to capture this magnificent panorama. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsExternally the house rises from the tufted site as a series of sheer cedar and concrete walls that will weather according to the vagaries of the elements. The displaced grass of the field is reinstated on the roof and the surrounding meadow is cut and folded in earthworks of turf and stone that open ways to the entrance and terraces. Hexagonal basalt pillars were excavated from the site during the preparations for the foundations and the external surfaces are paved in this material. Internally the same stone is used throughout the living and circulation areas. Telegraph poles salvaged from the site were used as a sun/privacy screen to south-facing windows. Save this picture!Most internal walls are of raw or painted concrete and the ceilings, doors and other carpentry are predominately of oiled sawn oak with steel details; a rustic palette offset by smooth painted planes. In a gesture of refinement and escape the kitchen and bathrooms enjoy marble surfaces suggestive of more habitable latitudes whereas the larder’s glazed white tiles and basalt shelves reminds of the need to stash food for harsh winters. Save this picture!The house is highly insulated and thermally stable due to the massive concrete walls, stone floors and balanced fenestration. Geothermal water is used for the floor heating and radiators as well as for all domestic use. Electricity use is minimised by design and the little that is required is sourced from hydroelectric and geothermal sources. Save this picture!Although dramatic views fill the interior the ambience is augmented by a secondary system of clearstory lights and other roof penetrations that orchestrate daylight throughout the house. The exception is the dogleg route between the living and bedroom wings where lighting is reduced to a few pinpricks.Project gallerySee allShow less2009 Open Architecture Challenge: ClassroomArticlesEntries for the Young Architects Program at P.S.1 2009Articles Share “COPY” Iceland Architects: Studio Granda Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio GrandaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesIcelandPublished on February 04, 2009Cite: “Hof Residence / Studio Granda” 04 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Hof 住宅 / Studio Granda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

360Giving receives Lottery funding boost

first_img360Giving receives Lottery funding boost 360Giving, which campaigns to open up UK grants data and make grant-making more informed and effective, has received a £745,000 award from the Big Lottery Fund.360Giving’s aim is for 80% of UK grants to be made openly available by 2020, and to develop tools that will make it easier for people to access this data and support its use for greater learning and collaboration.The Big Lottery Fund grant will help 360Giving to increase the amount of grants data published by funders, foundations and trusts as standardised open data. The project will embark on a number of activities which can be separated into three areas: outreach & engagement; publication; and tech development.360Giving’s main goals are:To support more grantmakers to publish their grants data in an open, accessible and standardised wayTo build an evidence base about how open grants data can be used for better decision-making and learningTo develop tools that help people to understand and use the data.The first platform to bring together this data in an accessible format, GrantNav, is due to launch this autumn.The Big Lottery Fund already publishes all its grants made since 2004 in-line with the open data standard developed by 360Giving, and is now being joined by two other grantmakers BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief. Publishing their grants to the 360Giving standard for the first time, Children in Need have opened up more than 1,600 grants worth over £94 million, while in mid-August Comic Relief will publish over £140 million grants. These grants will be comparable with the other 20 organisations already publishing to the 360Giving standard.Fran Perrin, founder and director of 360Giving said:“This support from the Big Lottery Fund gives us the opportunity to lead a step-change in the way grants data is used to inform decision-making. We are delighted to receive such significant financial investment from the Fund, along with practical action through the open publication of their grants data.” Advertisement Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Finance Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  83 total views,  1 views today  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Melanie May | 17 August 2016 | Newslast_img read more

ECNL publishes review of global fundraising self-regulation

first_img Melanie May | 19 November 2019 | News  317 total views,  2 views today  318 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: regulation research AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Proportionality – regulators should intervene only when necessary. Remedies should be appropriate to the risk posed, and costs identified and minimised.Accountability – regulators should be able to justify decisions and be subject to public scrutinyConsistency – government rules and standards must be joined up and implemented fairlyTransparency – regulators should be open, and keep regulations simple and user-friendlyTargeted – regulation should be focused on type problem and minimise side effects.Lead author on the report, Ian MacQuillin said:“Self-regulation is not just a matter of a professional body writing a code of practice. These days, the government is never far from the mix and is often a driving force in the background. We now have systems of co-regulation where all sorts of actors – such as ratings agencies and information services – are part of the regulatory mix.“But those actors are often most focused on protecting donors’ interest. We see this so often with the arbitrary upper limit on admin costs that are – or have been – part of many countries’ standards.“And while there may be many ‘prudential’ reasons why self-regulatory bodies think their primary accountability is upwards to donors and the public, there is plenty of scholarship that argues for a downward moral accountability to beneficiaries, to ensure they are not harmed by unnecessarily restrictive regulation.”The full report can be accessed on the ECNL site. ECNL publishes review of global fundraising self-regulation Organisations involved in the self-regulation of fundraising should rethink systems of accountability to be more accountable to beneficiaries, a review on global fundraising self-regulation commissioned by the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) has recommended.The new report from ECNL and co-authored by Rogare’s director Ian MacQuillin with Adrian Sargeant and Harriet Day at the Philanthropy Centre, looks into the literature and practice of self-regulation regimes with a focus on fundraising principles, and considers academic models of accountability in non-profit self-regulation. With limited academic attention and available data on fundraising self-regulation to date, the review aims to fill this gap.It finds many models are based on ‘Principal-Agent’ theory, which sees the regulator body act as the agent of the principal to ensure the intentions are adhered to. In the case of fundraising self-regulation, the principal is the donor.However, while this means self-regulation is often good at accountability to donors and governments, it means that because beneficiaries lack similar power to make demands of NGOs, there is often a poor level of accountability to them.The report concludes that beneficiaries are owed a high degree of moral accountability, and that it is their interests that should take precedence.It states:“We recommend that all involved in fundraising regulation should review their accountability processes, but more than this, rethink what kinds of accountability they owe their various stakeholders, based on the theory and scholarship we have described in this report. We particularly recommend devising a model for beneficiary accountability in fundraising self-regulation.”Among its other recommendations, the report also suggests considering how the PFRA-model of self-regulating – a so-called ‘common pool resource’ in the context of face-to-face fundraising – could be adapted and applied to other methods of fundraising, and that all self-regulation of fundraising should comply with the five principles of good regulation as set out by the UK Government’s Better Regulation Task Force.These are: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Protest deployment of U.S. helicopters in Okinawa

first_imgOct. 1 demonstration in Ginowan, Okinawa, against the deployment of U.S. Osprey military aircraft to U.S. Marines Futenma Air Base in the city.The spirit of resistance is alive and well in Okinawa. The deployment of 12 U.S. military helicopters to the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station there has sparked fierce opposition, shown in massive demonstrations and civil disobedience actions.Even before any MV-22 Osprey aircraft reached the base, activists from the Okinawa Peace Movement Center, labor unionists, youth, seniors and even local politicians were protesting.Organizers say that 100,000 people on Okinawa Island on Sept. 9 chanted “No Ospreys!” and demanded the base be shut down. Rallies were also held on other islands in the chain, while thousands encircled Japan’s parliament building in Tokyo.Sit-ins and civil disobedience protests took place during the week starting Sept. 27; some even blocked the gates at Futenma with vehicles, stopping military traffic. On and immediately after Oct. 1, when nine aircraft were delivered, protesters held banners and chanted outside the base.Okinawans consider the Futenma base to be “the world’s most dangerous base,” as it is situated within the highly populous city of Ginowan. This, combined with Futenma’s high flight accident rate and the hazardous nature of Ospreys, which also have a high accident rate, propelled people into action.A labor unionist predicted, “If they impose that dangerous thing on us, then all hell will break loose. Enough is enough.” (New York Times, Oct. 1)Demonstrations are expected to continue. The Okinawa chapter of Rengo, the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, plans to begin gathering 100,000 petition signatures on Oct. 9. Its president, Nobumasa Nakamura, emphasized, “We will unleash more arrows to spread our opposition like a wildfire,” reports The Asahi Shimbun of Oct. 4.The same article quoted Shutoku Sakihama, 81, a seniors’ organization official in Nago city, Okinawa, who insisted, “We shouldn’t give up.” He said the helicopters shouldn’t become like the 67-year burden of U.S. military bases.Protests are spreading to remote areas of Okinawa. Activists are calling for an acceleration of their movement to pressure the Tokyo government — which is ignoring their opposition — to act to stop the deployments and oust the U.S. facilities altogether.This struggle isn’t just about the Ospreys. It’s about the simmering anger at the U.S. military presence, which is opposed by the vast majority of Okinawans. After World War II, the U.S. occupied Okinawa for 27 years, building many bases there, and leading many residents to view their homeland as a “virtual military colony.” In 1972, the U.S. finally loosened its occupation somewhat and returned Okinawa to Japanese government administration.Okinawa is less than 1 percent of Japan’s land mass, yet today it houses 75 percent of U.S. military facilities in Japan.Workers World reported on Aug. 15, 2010: “There has been a long and militant struggle to get U.S. bases out of Okinawa. … Especially key to activists is the Futenma [base], one of the largest U.S. bases in East Asia. The U.S. refuses to relocate or close this facility, as it is key to its military strategy there.”Yet Washington, as well as Tokyo, is taking note of the size, number and militancy of the current protests – and the anger directed at the two governments. There is concern that opposition to the aircraft will grow into a massive movement against U.S. bases — very inconvenient when the U.S. is striving to increase its military presence in the region.Takeshi Onaga, the mayor of Naha, Okinawa’s capital, opined: “Anger has been building up like hot magma beneath the surface, and the Osprey could be what finally causes an eruption. … If they force the Osprey onto us, this could lead to a collapse of the U.S.-Japan alliance.” (NY Times, Oct. 1)The struggle continues. Japan Today reported on Oct. 5 that a protester proclaimed, “Our anger over the past 67 years since the war ended is on the verge of exploding.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Leslie Feinberg – A communist who revolutionized transgender rights

first_imgSpeaking in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Town Hall, New York, 1999. WW photo: Deirdre GriswoldLeslie Feinberg, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on Nov. 15. She succumbed to complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, babeisiosis and protomyxzoa rheumatica, after decades of illness.She died at home in Syracuse, N.Y., with her partner and spouse of 22 years, Minnie Bruce Pratt, at her side. Her last words were: “Hasten the revolution! Remember me as a revolutionary communist.”Feinberg was the first theorist to advance a Marxist concept of “transgender liberation,” and her work impacted popular culture, academic research and political organizing.Her historical and theoretical writing has been widely anthologized and taught in the U.S. and international academic circles. Her impact on mass culture was primarily through her 1993 first novel, “Stone Butch Blues,” widely considered in and outside the U.S. as a groundbreaking work about the complexities of gender. Sold by the hundreds of thousands and also passed from hand-to-hand inside prisons, the novel has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Italian, Slovenian, Turkish and Hebrew. Her earnings from the Hebrew edition go to ASWAT, Palestinian Gay Women.Painting a wall for CeCe McDonald.In a statement at the end of her life, she said she had “never been in search of a common umbrella identity, or even an umbrella term, that brings together people of oppressed sexes, gender expressions and sexualities,” and added that she believed in the right of self-determination of oppressed individuals, communities, groups and nations.She preferred to use the pronouns she/zie and her/hir for herself, but also said: “I care which pronoun is used, but people have been respectful to me with the wrong pronoun and disrespectful with the right one. It matters whether someone is using the pronoun as a bigot, or if they are trying to demonstrate respect.”Low-wage worker, anti-racist organizer Feinberg was born Sept. 1, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., in a working-class Jewish family. At age 14 she began supporting herself by working in the display sign shop of a local department store, and eventually stopped going to high school classes, though officially she received her diploma. It was during this time that she entered the social life of the Buffalo gay bars. She moved out of a biological family hostile to her sexuality and gender expression, and to the end of her life carried legal documents that made clear they were not her family.With Minnie Bruce Pratt at Stop War on Iran protest.WW photo: Mike EilenfeldtDiscrimination against her as a transgender person made it impossible for her to get steady work. She earned her living for most of her life through a series of low-wage temp jobs, including working in a PVC pipe factory and a book bindery, cleaning out ship cargo holds and washing dishes, serving as an ASL interpreter, and doing medical data inputting.In her early twenties, Feinberg met Workers World Party at a demonstration for Palestinian land rights and self-determination. She soon joined WWP’s founding Buffalo branch.After moving to New York City, she participated in numerous mass organizing campaigns by the party over the years, including many anti-war, pro-labor rallies. She was a key organizer in the December 1974 March Against Racism in Boston, a campaign against white supremacist attacks on African-American adults and schoolchildren in the city. Feinberg led a group of 10 lesbian-identified people, including several from South Boston, on an all-night “paste-up” of South Boston, covering every visible racist epithet. In 1983-1984 she embarked on a national tour about AIDS as a denied epidemic.Feinberg was one of the organizers of the 1988 mobilization in Atlanta that routed the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan as they tried to march down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on MLK Day. When anti-abortion groups descended on Buffalo in 1992 and again in 1998-1999, following the murder there of Dr. Barnett Slepian, Feinberg returned to work with Buffalo United for Choice and its Rainbow Peacekeepers, which organized community self-defense for local LGBTQ+ bars and clubs as well as the women’s clinic.A WW journalist since 1974, Feinberg was the editor of the Political Prisoners page of the newspaper for 15 years, becoming a managing editor in 1995. She was a member of the National Committee of the Party.From 2004 to 2008, Feinberg’s writing on the links between socialism and LGBT history, “Lavender & Red,” ran as a 120-part series in Workers World. Her most recent book, “Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba,” was an edited selection of that series. ( authored two other nonfiction books, “Transgender Warriors: Making History” and “Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue,” as well as a second novel, “Drag King Dreams.”Feinberg was a member of the National Writers Union, United Auto Workers Local 1981 and of Pride at Work, an AFL-CIO constituency group. She received an honorary doctorate from the Starr King School for the Ministry for her transgender and social justice work, and was the recipient of numerous other awards, including the Lambda Literary Award and the American Library Association Gay and Lesbian Book Award.‘Bigotry, prejudice, lack of science’During a period when diseases would not allow her to read, write or talk, Feinberg continued to communicate through art. Picking up a camera for the first time, she posted thousands of pictures on Flickr, including “The Screened-In Series,” a disability-art, class-conscious documentary of her Hawley-Green neighborhood photographed entirely from behind the windows of her apartment. ( with Lyme and multiple tick-borne co-infections in 2008, Feinberg was infected first in the early 1970s when little was known about the diseases. She had received treatment for these only within the last six years. She said, “My experience in ILADS care offers great hope to desperately ill people who are in earlier stages of tick-borne diseases.”She attributed her catastrophic health crisis to “bigotry, prejudice and lack of science” — active prejudice toward her transgender identity that made access to health care exceedingly difficult and lack of science from limits placed by mainstream medical authorities on information, treatment and research about Lyme and its co-infections. She blogged online about these issues in “Casualty of an Undeclared War.” ( the time of her death, Feinberg was preparing a 20th-anniversary edition of “Stone Butch Blues.” She worked up to within a few days of her death to prepare the edition for free access, reading and download from on-line. In addition to the text of the novel, the on-line edition will contain a slideshow, “This Is What Solidarity Looks Like,” documenting the breadth of the organizing campaign to free CeCe McDonald, a young Minneapolis (trans)woman organizer and activist sent to prison for defending herself against a white neo-Nazi attacker. The new edition is dedicated to McDonald. A devoted group of friends are continuing to work to post Feinberg’s final writing and art online at’s spouse, Minnie Bruce Pratt, an activist and poet, is the author of “Crime Against Nature” about loss of custody of her sons as a lesbian mother. Feinberg and Pratt met in 1992 when Feinberg presented a slideshow on her transgender research in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the local Workers World branch. After a long-distance courtship, they made their home for many years in Jersey City, N.J., where, to protect their relationship, the couple domestic-partnered in 2004 and civil-unioned in 2006. They also married in civil ceremony in Massachusetts and in New York state in 2011.Feinberg stressed that state authorities had no right to assign who were or were not her loved ones, but rather that she would define her chosen family, citing Marx who said that the exchange value of love is — love.Feinberg is survived by Pratt and an extended family of choice, as well as many friends, activists and comrades around the world in struggle against oppression and for liberation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Legislators urged to overhaul draconian cyber-crime bill

first_img RSF_en This is not the first time Pakistan has tried to crack down on online information and reinforce surveillance. In February 2012, the information technology ministry invited companies to bid for the creation of a national Internet filtering and blocking system based on the Great Firewall of China. Alarmed by the draconian nature of a cyber-crime bill that a Pakistani parliamentary committee approved last week, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its partner, Freedom Network, are calling for a complete overhaul of the bill before its final adoption and, to this end, are offering detailed recommendations. Organisation Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Help by sharing this information Portrayed as a response to the growing threat of cyber-terrorism, the latest draft of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act falls far short of protecting against cyber-attacks and instead undermines civil liberties in Pakistan and flouts freedom of the media and information. News READ THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF RSF AND FREEDOM NETWORK (pdf) News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Related documents analysis_of_pakistan_s_cyber-crime_bill.pdfPDF – 1.12 MB News June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Receive email alerts to go further April 23, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Legislators urged to overhaul draconian cyber-crime bill Approved by the national assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on 16 April, the bill contains provisions that would allow the government to censor any content without referring to judge, to use overly broad criteria to criminalize many online activities, and to gain access to Internet user data without any judicial control.”This bill poses a real danger to democracy in Pakistan,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“The law curtails journalists’ access to information from the ‘sources’ which are otherwise accessible even without the presence of right-to-information regime. Criminalizing the leaking of information by whistleblowers is tantamount to infringement of right-to-information and curbs free expression in Pakistan,” Aurangzaib Khan, a journalist who is also working for Freedom Network, Pakistan first media watchdog organization, reacted to the alarming situation. “If adopted in its current form, the law would result in unprecedented self-censorship by all the media, especially those critical of the government, so we call for a complete revision that takes account of our recommendations,” the two organizations added.One of the most controversial articles would allow the government to block content :if it considers it necessary in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof, friendly relations with foreign states, public order, decency or morality.For media laws expert Muhammad Aftab Alam, section 34, which mentions the article 19 of the Constitution is problematic : “using certain parts of any constitutional provision in any other statutory law without its specific context is against the spirit of the Constitution. It is therefore unconstitutional to leave this to a statutory body like PTA or its authorized officer to decide about the fundamental right of citizens and block or remove any information from any website.””Any government authority, including PTA, must not have any role in contents management by blocking a website or anything else. A broad-based representative civil society body with adequate authority/power should be mandated to do contents audit.”Another section entitled “spoofing” would criminalize online satire, which would be punishable by three years in prison. Encryption software and the virtual private networks (VPNs) that many Pakistanis use to circumvent the blocking of YouTube and other websites could be rendered illegal. PakistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly criticized the actions of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, most notably on 12 March 2014, World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. See the 2014 Enemies of the Internet report.Pakistan is ranked 159th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Pakistan April 21, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Leading economists to address Limerick businesses

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLeading economists to address Limerick businessesBy Staff Reporter – March 1, 2017 986 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Carl Tannenbaum Northern Trust will address a Limerick Chamber business breakfast on March 8 nextLIMERICK Chamber will host a Business Breakfast on Economic Trends on Wednesday March 8 next at the Limerick Strand Hotel at 7.30am.The Breakfast Briefing will be kindly sponsored by Northern Trust and Bank Of Ireland.  This event will cover all the major economic trends expected for 2017, it will also encompass aspects of Trump – tax implications and protection policies as well as the effects of Brexit.Carl Tannenbaum, the US based Chief Economist of Northern Trust will return to speak in Limerick due to popular demand after his extremely engaging speech at the Limerick Chamber business strategy conference in 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Joining his is the Bank of Ireland Chief Economist Dr. Loretta O Sullivan to give a national perspective and Caroline Kelleher, Director of Policy in Limerick Chamber to look at local economics.Carl Tannenbaum is the Executive Vice President and Chief Economist for Northern Trust.Prior to joining Northern Trust, Carl led a team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago whose charter was to analyse financial risk, its implication for the broad economy and policy choices to address it.Mr Tannenbaum served as the head of the entire Federal Reserve System’s risk group in Washington for a year, working closely with Federal Reserve System Governors and senior officials.Preceding his work at the Federal Reserve, Carl served as chief economist and head of balance sheet management at LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO, where he worked for 24 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. Mr Tannenbaum is a past chairman of the Conference of Business Economists and also a past president of the National Association for Business Economics and the North American Asset/Liability Management Association.Dr Loretta O’Sullivan is Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland. Loretta heads up the Economic Research Unit and is responsible for economic analysis, including commentary, forecasts and research for various Group stakeholders and customers. She joined the Group from the Central Bank of Ireland, where she held the position of Senior Economist within the Monetary Policy and International Relations Division. Prior to that, she was a Senior Economist at the Department of Finance, during which time she was seconded for two years to the European Commission’s Economic and Financial Affairs Directorate in Brussels.  Loretta holds a Ph.D in Economics from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Policy, Management and Government from the University of York, and a BA (Mod) in Economics and Social Studies from Trinity College Dublin.Caroline Kelleher is Director of Policy with Limerick Chamber.Caroline leads the planning, delivery and evaluation of the Chamber’s policy programme, stakeholder engagement programme and public affairs programme. Caroline joined Limerick Chamber in 2016 having previously worked in DKM Economic Consultants as a Senior Economist.  Prior to that she worked as a Consultant with AECOM Strategic Planning & Advisory and Goodbody Economic Consultants.Preceding her time as an Economist, Caroline worked in the Financial Services sector in Australia and as a Teaching Assistant in University College Cork.  Caroline holds a Masters in Economic Science from University College, Cork,  a Post Graduate Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin and a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from University College, Cork.  Caroline is also a CIMA qualified management accountant.Organisers say that with such high level speakers a top quality event is assured. Whether you are a small medium or large business this is a must attend event for anyone interested in the future economic trends of the world, the country, and the region and how it could effect your business.Those interested in going are urged to contact Caoimhe Moloney on 061 217607 or [email protected] or contact her for more information.center_img Previous articleCyberbullying campaigner to lead this year’s Patrick’s Day paradeNext articleLimerick lessons from the pitch and boardroom on Women’s day Staff Reporter Twitter TAGSCarl TannenbaumCaroline KelleherlimerickLIMERICK ChamberLoretta O’Sullivan WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Limerick Youth Service and Leargas inviting public to Erasmus Plus programme

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick Youth Service and Leargas inviting public to Erasmus Plus programmeBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2018 851 Email WhatsApp Limerick Youth Service have launched a new online live information chat service Young people graduate from Youth Employability Programme with Limerick Youth Service Teenagers get on their bikes in search of new opportunities Limerick Youth Service Limerick Youth Service and Leargas are inviting those interested in the Erasmus Plus programme, which outlines funding opportunities for European youth exchanges and projects, to an information workshop at Limerick Youth Service, 5 Lw Glentworth St, Limerick on Wednesday, April 18th from 10- 12pm.Delivered by staff from Leargas, the workshop will outline the many opportunities available through the Erasmus Plus Programme and the application process that accompanies it.The roadshow it suitable for youth, community, cultural and sporting organisations that work with youth people across the Midwest region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Erasmus Plus programme covers an variety of topics including supporting, young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in addition to art projects and youth participation to name but a few.Established in 1986, Leargas supports international exchanges and collaboration in the youth sector, mainly through the medium of European Commission-funded education and training programmes.A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service has decades of experience in participating in international youth exchanges.Interested parties are asked to register via eventbrite: youth-funding- opportunities-limerick- ys-tickets- 34719481905For more information place please contact Leo Gilmartin at [email protected] or 01-887120.More local news here. Linkedin TAGSAsylum seekersErasmus PlusLeargasLimerick Youth Servicerefugees Twittercenter_img Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nordic adventure for Northside teens Limerick Youth Service Calling for Additional Investment in Youth Work Sector Advertisement Previous articleLimerick writer Barney Sheehan passes awayNext articleKiller Molly avoids additional jail time over rules breach Staff Reporter Limerick Youth Service bakers create a special ‘Soviet Loaf’ Facebooklast_img read more