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B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) 2013 Annual Report

By on July 12, 2021

first_imgB.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileBOC Gases Nigeria Plc manufactures and distributes gases for the industrial and medical sectors in Nigeria including argon, nitrogen carbon dioxide and oxygen. The company also manufactures and distributes welding products and sells a range of medical equipment. Established in 1959 and formerly known as Industrial Gases Plc, the company changed its name to BOC Gases Nigeria Plc in 1997. In 2006, The Linde Group AG acquired a 60% stake in the business with the balance held by Nigerian shareholders. As part of The Linde Group, BOC Gases Nigeria has access to the largest industrial gases and welding products enterprise in Africa namely African Oxygen Plc (Afrox). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. BOC Gases Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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House in Utsunomiya / Soeda and Architects

By on June 17, 2021

first_img Projects CopyAbout this officeSoeda and ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on April 29, 2011Cite: “House in Utsunomiya / Soeda and Architects” 29 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave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 “COPY” Japan 2010 House in Utsunomiya / Soeda and ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Utsunomiya / Soeda and Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/131521/house-in-utsunomiya-soeda-and-architects Clipboard Houses Architects: Soeda and Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:   Takumi OtaText description provided by the architects. I believe that an ideal house has a space which generates a various behavior and good effection for itself. It would be better if the place is spacious enough to be served as multipurpose while avoiding being vacuous. House in Utsunomiya is for parents and their son. They desired a commodious “doma” (dirt floor) and a flow line to their parents’s house neighbored on the south. Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaThe site faces the street northerly and is surrounded by four houses in other sides. Light was able to come through from the south side through small void between the other homes. We arranged the doma at the center of the site and made it pass through the house. The three-storied doma with three large windows brings in natural light into the next four rooms; living room; dining room; masterbed room; and guest room. Save this picture!©  Takumi OtaOn the other hand, the doom is the penetrating void connected to the void of the south outside. So the floor of the doma is troweled with the charcoal mixed concrete as well as of outside, and the wall lightness level is brought closer to external wall. Save this picture!sectionSome rooms are connected with the doma , and once the Japanese shoji(sliding paper screens) is opened, all rooms become one. The two stairs in the doma are made of light steel rods and laminated timbers, which prevent the relations between some rooms from disconnected.Project gallerySee allShow lessRoyal Wedding Carriage / Reza EsmaeeliArticlesAD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XLIVArticles Share CopyHouses•Japan Area:  164 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!©  Takumi Ota+ 25 Share House in Utsunomiya / Soeda and Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/131521/house-in-utsunomiya-soeda-and-architects Clipboard Photographs Year:  ArchDailylast_img read more

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EE.UU. amenaza con una guerra más amplia en Iraq, Irán

By on June 15, 2021

first_img7 de enero – Manifestaciones enormes en Irán, Iraq y en toda la región están expresando ira antiimperialista y señalando un nuevo día, un renacimiento de los movimientos de masas que expulsarán a los Estados Unidos de la región.Filadelfia, 4 de enero. (Foto: Joe Piette)Un acto criminal de los Estados Unidos ha encendido esta tormenta de fuego.El 2 de enero, el imperialismo estadounidense llevó su agresiva guerra contra Irán a un nuevo nivel. Un avión no tripulado estadounidense realizó un ataque furtivo que asesinó al principal general iraní Qassem Soleimani, jefe de la Fuerza de la Guardia Revolucionaria iraní Corps-Quds Force.Soleimani estaba en una visita oficial a Iraq, realmente en una misión para negociar por la paz. Fue recibido por Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, el líder de las Fuerzas de Movilización Popular (PMF) de Iraq, quien también fue asesinado en el ataque con aviones no tripulados. Las PMF son oficialmente parte de las fuerzas de seguridad iraquíes.El Departamento de Defensa de los Estados Unidos admitió que llevó a cabo el ataque siguiendo las órdenes del presidente Donald Trump.En los días posteriores a esta provocación de guerra, ocurrió lo siguiente:En Iraq, decenas de miles se unieron a una marcha fúnebre por los dos líderes militares asesinados por el Pentágono. El Parlamento iraquí votó para expulsar a las 6.000 tropas estadounidenses que han estado estacionadas en Iraq después de que sus miembros escucharon evidencia de un asesinato político estadounidense que viola la soberanía de Iraq.El primer ministro iraquí, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, le había dicho al parlamento que el gobierno de los EE.UU. sabía que el general Soleimani viajaba a Iraq como emisario oficial de paz para reunirse con él como parte de las negociaciones con Arabia Saudita para reducir las tensiones en la región. Iraq actuaría como mediador. Abdul-Mahdi dijo que Trump también le había pedido a Iraq que desempeñara un papel mediador con Irán.En Irán, los líderes del gobierno han prometido que atacarán a los EE.UU. Y que será un ataque militar. Cientos de miles, tal vez millones, de personas han marchado en las calles en luto por Soleimani y su homólogo iraquí. Un canto favorito era “¡Muerte a América!”, lo que significa Estados Unidos.Desde EE.UU., Trump envió un tweet que amenaza con destruir 52 sitios culturales iraníes. Tal ataque sería un crimen de guerra. Mientras tanto, Washington ha ordenado a los ciudadanos estadounidenses que abandonen Iraq.Si bien los acontecimientos han expuesto algunas de las debilidades del imperialismo estadounidense en Iraq y la región, han hecho más probable una gran guerra agresiva estadounidense.Estados Unidos humillado en IraqLa última escalada de Trump sigue a una experiencia humillante en Bagdad, el último día del 2019. una procesión fúnebre desarmada de miles de personas pasó por puestos de guardia sin oposición, capas de barreras de explosión y puestos de control en el complejo de embajadas de Estados Unidos más seguro del mundo.Las fuerzas de seguridad del gobierno iraquí no hicieron nada para impedir que los miembros de la milicia y sus líderes ingresen a la zona verde fuertemente fortificada donde se encuentra la embajada de los EE.UU.Esta acción audaz siguió a un funeral masivo para miembros de las unidades de la Milicia Popular que habían muerto en un bombardeo estadounidense. Expuso la vulnerabilidad de los ocupantes estadounidenses.Esa acción de la embajada envió un mensaje claro: ninguna base estadounidense en Iraq está segura.Las mismas fuerzas iraquíes en las que confía Estados Unidos, en la embajada más fuertemente fortificada del mundo, abrieron la puerta. Claramente, Estados Unidos no tiene aliados. Incluso las fuerzas iraquíes que colaboraron se han alineado contra los EE.UU.Desde entonces, la escalada de EE.UU. incluyó la llegada bien publicitada de tropas estadounidenses de la 82 División Aerotransportada a Kuwait, tropas que a menudo se utilizan para evacuar a ciudadanos estadounidenses. Miles de otras tropas están en camino en anticipación de una guerra más amplia.El papel del imperialismo estadounidense es destructivo en todo el mundo. En ninguna parte ha sido más destructivo en las últimas décadas que en los países del área, desde Asia occidental hasta África del Norte, que muchos llaman Medio Oriente.A medida que EE.UU. enciende una crisis, este es un momento importante para evaluar la posición de EE.UU., su fortaleza y sus alianzas, y evaluar la evolución de los movimientos de los pueblos por la soberanía en toda la región.Zona verde: una burbuja estadounidenseLa Zona Verde es una burbuja de seguridad creada por los Estados Unidos, una colonia autónoma que ocupa cuatro millas cuadradas del centro de Bagdad. Está rodeado por muros de hormigón y cercas de alambre de púas fortificadas con sacos de arena, focos y puntos de control.La Embajada de los Estados Unidos, dentro de la Zona Verde, ocupa más de 100 acres de bienes raíces de primer nivel. Es aproximadamente del tamaño de la Ciudad del Vaticano. Seis veces más grande que la sede de las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York, es la embajada más grande del mundo.El hecho de que las fuerzas de seguridad iraquíes más altamente entrenadas, supuestamente confiables para proteger los intereses de Estados Unidos, no hicieron ningún esfuerzo por detener a los manifestantes mientras marchaban hacia la zona verde fuertemente fortificada, es un desarrollo sorprendente. Esto envía un mensaje sobre la seguridad de todas las bases estadounidenses en Iraq.La adquisición de la Zona Verde no fue un evento aislado o excepcional. Más bien, fue la tercera vez durante los últimos meses de 2019 que el poder de los EE.UU. fue desafiado con éxito de maneras completamente nuevas y creativas y en una región que ha sido brutalmente dominada, ocupada y deliberadamente empobrecida por las fuerzas estadounidenses durante décadas.La escala de estos fracasos humillantes se puede apreciar mejor cuando se compara con las grandiosas promesas de cinco presidentes estadounidenses consecutivos y unos 30 años de fallidas sanciones, bombardeos y ocupaciones estadounidenses que han torturado esta región de gran riqueza.Fuerzas populares en movimientoEl gobierno iraquí ya está debilitado y dividido por meses de protestas populares que se han apoderado de Bagdad y el sur de Iraq desde principios de octubre.Los intentos de represión de manifestaciones que piden servicios básicos, oportunidades de empleo y el fin de la corrupción han resultado en al menos 470 muertos y más de 20.000 heridos. Las continuas protestas se han convertido en demandas para una revisión completa del sistema político corrupto y sectario establecido bajo la ocupación estadounidense.En las últimas semanas, una serie de ataques con cohetes han apuntado a instalaciones militares en Iraq donde el personal de los Estados Unidos está estacionado. La ocupación de la Plaza Tahrir, también conocida como Plaza de la Liberación, estuvo en vigor durante el ataque a la Embajada de los Estados Unidos.Estrategia de EE.UU. : mantener dividida la regiónLa ira pública había estallado después de que Estados Unidos bombardeó a las milicias conocidas como Fuerzas de Movilización Popular, que son oficialmente parte de las Fuerzas de Seguridad Iraquíes. El ataque de Estados Unidos el 29 de diciembre mató a 32 e hirió a 55 personas que habían sido honradas como combatientes de primera línea contra el grupo Estado Islámico (EI).Estados Unidos dijo que lanzó el bombardeo en represalia por un ataque con cohetes el 27 de diciembre cerca de Kirkuk que mató a un “contratista” estadounidense (de hecho, un mercenario). Pero el sitio que el ejército estadounidense eligió bombardear estaba a cientos de millas de donde había muerto el mercenario estadounidense.El área bombardeada fue el único cruce fronterizo controlado por las fuerzas iraquíes y sirias, no Estados Unidos. El cruce se abrió con gran celebración después de estar en manos de las fuerzas del Estado Islámico durante cinco años. En septiembre pasado, Israel bombardeó a las fuerzas sirias que intentaban abrir este crucial cruce de carreteras.La apertura de este puesto fronterizo en la frontera entre Siria e Iraq significó que, por primera vez en 30 años, el comercio, los viajes y los intercambios entre Afganistán, Irán, Iraq, Siria y Líbano estaban potencialmente abiertos y no estaban bajo el control de Estados Unidos.La estrategia de EE. UU. durante décadas se ha centrado en cómo mantener dividida, dependiente y en guerra a toda esta región. Siria. Iraq e Irán se dividieron uno contra el otro a medida que la política de Estados Unidos inflamaba las diferencias sectarias, étnicas y religiosas.Todos estos países están bajo estrictas sanciones de Estados Unidos, por lo que abrir su capacidad para comerciar entre sí es un gran paso adelante que salva vidas. Unir nuevamente esta región destruida es un objetivo de quienes se oponen a los esfuerzos de Estados Unidos por recolonizar el área. Al bombardear este cruce fronterizo, Estados Unidos confirmó que su estrategia es dividir por la fuerza la región.Estrategia de EE.UU. Frente a Irán, Iraq, Siria y AfganistánDesde la revolución iraní de 1979, Estados Unidos ha tratado de aplastarla con sanciones. También endureció las sanciones contra Iraq en agosto de 1990, seguido al año siguiente por una campaña de bombardeo masivo más sanciones que condujeron a la muerte de medio millón de niños iraquíes.Luego, en el 2003, Estados Unidos invadió y ocupó Iraq, destruyendo su tejido social y cultural. Más de 1 millón de tropas de EE.UU. recorrieron Iraq, pero no pudieron someter a la resistencia.Las sanciones de Estados Unidos contra Siria comenzaron al mismo tiempo que Estados Unidos invadió Iraq en el 2003. Se volvieron mucho más severas en 2011, con un esfuerzo total para derrocar al gobierno sirio. Washington y sus aliados armaron y suministraron a decenas de miles de fuerzas mercenarias extranjeras y luego brindaron apoyo a los terroristas del Estado Islámico creados por Arabia Saudita. El EI se convirtió en la nueva excusa para que el ejército estadounidense bombardeó a Siria y envíe tropas a Iraq como “entrenadores”.En Afganistán, 18 años de ocupación estadounidense solo han traído restos y división sectaria.Casi todas las corrientes políticas en Iraq, Siria y Afganistán, incluso las que colaboran con Washington, eventualmente han llegado a odiar la duplicidad y la arrogancia racista de la dominación estadounidense.La única solución del Pentágono a la creciente resistencia en todos los frentes es más guerra e incluso sanciones más severas.Según el Washington Post del 4 de enero, Estados Unidos tiene alrededor de 6.000 soldados en Iraq con una brigada de 3.500 tropas aerotransportadas que llegan. Hay más de 14.000 tropas estadounidenses / de la OTAN en Afganistán. En el suroeste de Asia, desde Afganistán hasta el Mediterráneo, hay un total de 70.000 fuerzas estadounidenses. También hay decenas de miles de contratistas y mercenarios en Iraq y Afganistán.Enviar miles de tropas adicionales no cambiará la incapacidad de Estados Unidos para ocupar y controlar un país, pero aumentará tanto la destrucción como la resistencia.Culpando a Irán por los fracasos estadounidensesEs política de Estados Unidos culpar a Irán por cada revés y forma de resistencia en toda la región. Irán, aunque severamente sancionado y rodeado, es el único país que ha escapado de la ocupación directa de Estados Unidos y la destrucción masiva.La medida de la administración Trump para cancelar unilateralmente un acuerdo legalmente vinculante, firmado por los cinco miembros permanentes del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU más Alemania, para poner fin a las sanciones contra Irán, ha aumentado las tensiones en la región. Las nuevas sanciones estadounidenses impuestas a Irán son un esfuerzo por desestabilizar el país con hiperinflación y escasez.Irán, China y Rusia inician simulacros navales conjuntosPero Irán envió su propio mensaje a medida que las amenazas estadounidenses se intensificaron con la crisis en Iraq. Fue un mensaje que el mundo entero tomó nota.Una quinta parte del petróleo del mundo pasa por el Estrecho de Ormuz, que se conecta con el Golfo de Omán. El 27 de diciembre, Irán, China y Rusia comenzaron cuatro días de simulacros navales conjuntos en el Océano Índico y el Golfo de Omán.El ejercicio naval conjunto mostró la determinación de ofrecer cierta protección a una región que ha sido abiertamente saqueada por los piratas imperialistas modernos. Los nuevos acuerdos comerciales y fondos para la reconstrucción de economías devastadas por la guerra y sancionadas están en los tableros de dibujo en Irán, China y Rusia. Ya no es un mundo unipolar.Costosas armas estadounidenses de poco usoEl 14 de septiembre de 2019, los ataques contra el gigante energético de Arabia Saudita Aramco en su vital planta de procesamiento principal y planta de gas Abqaiq, cerca del campo petrolero Khurais, redujeron a la mitad temporalmente la producción de crudo de Arabia Saudita. Los rebeldes hutíes de Yemen se atribuyeron la responsabilidad. Pero Washington y Arabia Saudita acusaron a Teherán de los ataques, un cargo que Irán ha negado firmemente.Las compras sauditas de más de $67 mil millones en armas estadounidenses, incluidos los famosos misiles Patriot, no advirtieron ni impidieron el ataque. Arabia Saudita es el tercer mayor gastador del mundo en el ejército. Su incapacidad para proteger su instalación petrolera más crítica hizo sonar las alarmas. Los misiles Patriot estadounidenses podrían ser tigres de papel.Las armas baratas y de bajo vuelo son un nuevo desafío para las defensas sauditas, que están diseñadas para misiles de gran altitud.2020: una nueva décadaLa resistencia incondicional y el odio constante al imperialismo estadounidense son una fuerza material ahora profundamente arraigada en los movimientos populares en toda la región. Están encontrando formas creativas y de baja tecnología para resistir el todopoderoso monolito estadounidense. También están desarrollando nuevas alianzas que pueden permitirles reconstruir.Sí, la máquina militar de EE.UU. y el poder corporativo de EE.UU. siguen siendo amenazas masivas para muchos países y un enorme desperdicio de recursos. El peligro de una guerra estadounidense ampliada contra Irán e Iraq, mientras continúa las guerras en Siria, Afganistán y Yemen, corre el riesgo de una guerra global que nos pone en peligro a todos. Al mismo tiempo, los eventos muestran que la dominación de EE.UU. se enfrenta a un desafío fundamental en el 2020.¡Se necesitan todas las voces y la mayor unidad para exigir la salida de EE.UU.!¡Fin a las guerras!¡Regresar las tropas estadounidenses a su pais!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Indiana Grown Products to be Featured at Indianapolis Airport Farmers’ Market

By on June 14, 2021

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Grown Products to be Featured at Indianapolis Airport Farmers’ Market Facebook Twitter By Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture – Mar 27, 2019 A new retail dining destination coming to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is working to put more Indiana products in the hands of the airport’s 9.4 million annual travelers. Once completed, The Farmers’ Market, featuring Indiana Grown, will showcase Indiana’s rich culinary landscape by offering foods, beverages and brands that can only be found in the Hoosier state.“The Farmers’ Market will give people from all over the world the chance to experience and enjoy a taste of Indiana,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “We have everything from small town favorites to top selling national brands, and this market will allow us to share some of these products with the world.”The 3,300 sq. ft. market, managed by SSP America, will be located in Concourse B. There will be a sit-down dining area, where visitors will be able to enjoy a fresh, locally-grown salad or hand-tossed pizza, or order from a full-service menu created by celebrity chef and Indianapolis native, Greg Hardesty. They can also sip on some of the state’s top signature craft beers and local wines.Available for purchase or on the go, The Farmers’ Market will feature a wide selection of locally-sourced products. Although the full list is still being developed by SSP America, in consultation with Indiana Grown, some examples might include Indiana-based barbecue sauces, handmade snacks and local spirits.Nationwide, this is the first time a private company has partnered with a statewide local branding program, like Indiana Grown, to open a retail dining destination in an airport.“SSP America is honored to partner with Indiana Grown given its important role in promoting locally grown and created products,” said SSP America Business Development Vice President, Bob Stanton. “We look forward to developing the market jointly with the Indiana Grown team, and we’re certain the Market will be a must-visit destination for IND travelers.”The Farmers’ Market was one of several projects recently approved by the Indianapolis Airport Authority Board, as part of its Concessions Refresh initiative. Launched in 2016, the effort addressed the pending expiration of airport concession contracts and is intended to showcase a healthy mix of national offerings, and local products and brands that represent the culture and community in Indianapolis.“The Farmers Market is a perfect fit with the customer experience travelers have told us they want, which includes food and beverage options that reflect the authentic taste of Indiana and the Indianapolis community,” said Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director, Mario Rodriguez.Although construction on the market is expected to begin this year, completion of the project and opening timeline have yet to be finalized.Indiana farmers, producers and businesses interested in featuring their products in The Farmers’ Market are encouraged to fill out an online survey. Participation in the survey is not a guarantee of sales. Previous articleASA: Growers Not Pleased with Keeping Tariffs in Potential China AgreementNext articleReport: 55% of Corn Acres Face Potential Flooding Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture SHARE Indiana Grown Products to be Featured at Indianapolis Airport Farmers’ Market SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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TCU defeats South Dakota, advances to WNIT Final Four

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first_imgThousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Twitter Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald Previous articleBeach volleyball goes 1-1 on first day of Gamecock ChallengeNext articleHoroscope: March 26, 2018 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Facebook ReddItcenter_img Photo courtesy: South Dakota Athletics ReddIt Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall TAGSpostseason The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook printTCU Women’s basketball is heading to their first WNIT semifinal after defeating South Dakota in Vermillion Sunday night, 79-71 .The team faced a three-point halftime deficit after committing 10 turnovers in the first 20 minutes. South Dakota had 12 points off of turnovers in the first half.The Horned Frogs would cut into this mark by more than half in the second half, committing just four turnovers in a  half in which they outscored the Coyotes by 11, 40-29.They would take a four-point lead into the fourth quarter and extend it to eight with a little over seven minutes remaining before a 13-7 South Dakota run would cut the lead to two with 1:42 remaining.A Jayde Woods layup followed by a Jordan Moore layup gave the Horned Frogs four pivotal points in the final minutes and allowed them to pull ahead 75-71, a lead the team wouldn’t relinquish.“This was one of the toughest games that we’ve had to play all season,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said. “This environment, the physicality of the game, the challenge to our defense and the toughness that South Dakota played all rival any other game we’ve played.”The Coyotes were 17-1 at home this season prior to Sunday’s loss.Junior Jordan Moore led the Horned Frogs on offense, scoring 26 points on an efficient 11-13 shooting. She had 10 of her 26 in the final quarter, including a late jump shot that all but sealed the victory for TCU.Moore has missed just five shots in the WNIT, shooting at an 86 percent mark (30-35) that has been key in the team’s run of victories.Sophomore Kianna Ray added 10 points, four rebounds and four assists as the Horned Frogs won their fourth postseason game in a row for the first time in school history.The team will travel to Indiana Wednesday to take on the Hoosiers at 6:00 p.m in Bloomington. The Hoosiers have won all four of their WNIT matchups by at least 15 points. Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitterlast_img read more

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Tough measures used to gag media in run-up to elections

By on June 12, 2021

first_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2021 Find out more November 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tough measures used to gag media in run-up to elections Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns an increase in measures to control news and information and suppress freedom of expression in the run-up to the parliamentary elections scheduled for 28 November. The measures, including practices regarded as a thing of the past, constitute a major step backwards after the progress seen in recent years. We fear even more repression in the run-up to the presidential election due to be held next year. Forced disappearanceReporters Without Borders is very worried about what may have happened to Attia Mohamed Mahmoud Abu-l-Ela, a freelance journalist employed by the Al Jazeera bureau in Cairo, who covered the use of violence by police and supporters of the ruling National Democratic Party against opposition politicians and their supporters at an election rally in Al-Sharqeya province on 20 November.Pursued by the police, Abu-l-Ela initially managed to get away but was arrested him at his home in the village El-Salam the following morning. No arrest order was shown by the police, who broke furniture while searching his home and confiscated journalistic equipment. There has been no news of him since then. Reporters Without Borders calls for his immediate release.Trumped-up chargeReporters Without Borders also reiterates its call for the immediate release of Youssef Shaaban, an Alexandria-based reporter for the independent online newspaper Al-Badil who was arrested while covering a demonstration on 20 November by residents of the Alexandria neighbourhood of Abu Suleiman, who were protesting against plans for their eviction.Shaaban, who is also a human rights activist, was arrested when he photographed a policeman beating protesters, Reporters Without Borders has learned. He was taken to a police station in the Alexandria district of Raml, where intelligence officers charged him with drug trafficking (http://en.rsf.org/egypte-journalist-held-on-trumped-up-drug-23-11-2010,38871.html).His case was immediately sent to the prosecutor’s office, which had him detained for an additional four days, supposedly for the purposes of further investigation. Since then, a further two-week extension to his detention has been ordered. Meanwhile Shaaban has still not been able to talk to his lawyers.Reporters Without Borders fears that he is being mistreated. The drug charge was clearly fabricated with the aim of silencing a journalist known for his outspoken reporting just a few days ahead of the parliamentary elections. This use of Tunisian-style methods to gag the media is very disturbing.Intimidation of journalists covering opposition campaignThe government’s campaign of harassment and intimidation of the Muslim Brotherhood in advance of the elections has also affected journalists covering this opposition party’s election campaign.Ashraf Khalil, a reporter for the English-language edition of the daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, was intercepted and threatened by state security police on 22 November after interviewing Mohammed Beltagui, a Muslim Brotherhood candidate for reelection as parliamentary representative of Shubra Al-Kheima, a district to the north of Cairo.As Khalil and a fellow-journalist left the district in a taxi, they were stopped by state security police. “They told us to get out of the taxi and demanded our identity papers and press cards,” Khalil told Reporters Without Borders. “In an aggressive tone, they also asked us for our authorization to work as journalists in this neighbourhood. I repeatedly explained that my press card had been issued by the ministry of communication and information.“We quickly realized that our official press cards meant nothing to these people. We spent more than half an hour like this, standing in a dark street surrounded by a dozen men in uniform who kept repeating that they were just following orders without bothering to tell us what those orders were.”Increased government control over broadcast mediaReporters Without Borders condemns regulations issued at the start of November designed to restrict live TV broadcasts. According to the latest communication and information ministry provisions, any media company wanting to do live broadcasting must obtain a permit from an official and pay 5,000 dollars (3,730 euros). But the ministry did not identify the official, specify how long the permit will be valid, or explain how to renew it.At the same time, many satellite TV broadcasters have received letters from the ministry ordering them to do all their live broadcasting from studios in 6th of October City, a satellite city 30 km southeast of Cairo.The authorities also launched a campaign on 11 October to control SMS messaging. Companies that send large amounts of SMS messages to mobile phones must now obtain a licence from the Telecommunications Regulation Authority. Other SMS content suppliers including political parties and news services must do the same. The licences can cost up to 88,000 dollars (65,670 euros).TV broadcasting closures, dismissalsOn 19 October, the communication and information ministry dropped many privately-owned TV stations from the government-controlled TV satellite operator Nilesat and threatened others with the same measure. Two TV presenters, Alaa Sadeq and Ibrahim Eissa, were dropped at the start of October after criticising the authorities (http://en.rsf.org/egypt-authorities-tighten-control-over-21-10-2010,38638.html). RSF_en Follow the news on Egypt News Newscenter_img Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Organisation News January 22, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News to go further February 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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OpsCruise Emerges From Stealth

By on June 2, 2021

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness OpsCruise Emerges From Stealth Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– OpsCruise, the cloud application observability company, emerged from stealth today with $5 million in Seed funding led by The Fabric and focused on the $17 billion market opportunity for IT monitoring and observability. In addition to The Fabric other notable investors include First Rays Venture Partners, Impact Ventures, The Band of Angels and TiE Silicon Valley. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005086/en/ OpsCruise Debuts to Revolutionize Application Observability (Graphic: Business Wire) Modern applications have complex dependencies and ephemerality that require real-time, contextual visibility. Current industry incumbents offer discrete, siloed tools optimized for one type of telemetry (e.g., logs, metrics, traces or flows) requiring skilled users to navigate across numerous dashboards of charts and event streams. OpsCruise is the only actionable platform that enables enterprises to predict performance degradations and automate causal analysis in dynamic modern applications without proprietary software agents or code instrumentation. “For years, IT monitoring systems have been a cure worse than the disease – generating a lot of noise and false positives,” said Scott Fulton, co-founder and CEO. “OpsCruise automatically transforms, shapes and analyzes fragmented instrumentation in context so that SREs and DevOps engineers can detect and resolve issues at an order of magnitude greater speed and efficiency.” “We are excited by the customer, partner and investment momentum of OpsCruise,” said Rajan Raghavan, CEO of The Fabric and co-creator of OpsCruise. “With its deeply differentiated technology, OpsCruise is extremely well-positioned to capitalize on growth of cloud native applications in general and Kubernetes in particular.” Amit Sridharan, General Partner of First Rays Venture Capital added, “We believe that the proliferation of hybrid cloud and microservices will require new approaches to observability in ensuring uptime. The OpsCruise team stood out in their unique approach in using open source foundational models and overlaying machine learning to drive a new observability platform required for these modern applications.” OpsCruise’s world class team includes founders Scott Fulton (ex-HPE, BMC), Aloke Guha (ex-Hitachi, ex-Copan) and Shridhar Venkatraman (ex-HPE). OpsCruise’s executive team also includes CCO, Tim Colby (ex-CloudPassage, Infoblox) and Sales Engineering Leader, Cesar Quintana (ex-Moogsoft, Trace3). OpsCruise is currently working with 25+ customers, including several Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, telecom, tech and e-tailing industries. Karl Governeur, a prominent insurance industry CIO, commented, “OpsCruise is helping customers get ahead of brown-outs and eliminate unproductive war-rooms with its contextual understanding of modern applications and its powerful predictive behavioral analytics. It’s a game changer.” OpsCruise was purpose-built for dynamic cloud native Kubernetes applications and is the only platform that exclusively leverages the open source and cloud monitoring stack that’s gaining rapid adoption. In their April 2020 APM Magic Quadrant, Gartner declared “by 2025, 50% of new cloud-native application monitoring will use open-source instrumentation instead of vendor-specific agents for improved interoperability, up from 5% in 2019.” Julius Volz, ex-Google and the creator of one of the most popular open source monitoring tools, Prometheus, noted “OpsCruise is a promising and novel approach for integrating information from both Prometheus and Kubernetes to help visualize the environment and automate production troubleshooting.” Beyond its superior observability features, OpsCruise is also 5x less expensive than traditional monitoring tools since it relies on an open source monitoring foundation and doesn’t charge based on the amount of instrumentation it analyzes. OpsCruise is now generally available, and customers can learn more or sign up for a free trial at www.opscruise.com. About OpsCruise Founded in 2018 in Sunnyvale, California, OpsCruise is a cloud applications performance assurance company, offering the only observability platform purpose-built for Kubernetes applications and serverless infrastructure. A deep understanding of Kubernetes, coupled with its unique contextual AI and ML-based behavior profiling empowers teams to predict performance degradations and instantly surface their cause. In 2021, OpsCruise launched out of stealth with Seed funding to address the $17 billion cloud observability market. Learn more at www.opscruise.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005086/en/ CONTACT: Kate Pietrelli +1 760-518-2633 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET SOURCE: OpsCruise Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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HUD Urges California to Solve Homelessness Crisis

By on May 31, 2021

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / HUD Urges California to Solve Homelessness Crisis HUD Urges California to Solve Homelessness Crisis February 14, 2020 4,068 Views Affordability Ben Carson Homelessness HUD 2020-02-14 Mike Albanese Previous: Los Angeles Agency Settles Claims It Violated Housing Requirements Next: Stern & Eisenberg Announces New Managing Attorney Capital Public Radio reported that Dr. Benjamin Carson, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, urged California leaders to work with the Trump administration to solve the state’s homelessness issues. “This is the can-do nation. We’ve overcome much more difficult problems than this. But when we have overcome them, we have overcome them together,” said Carson at a forum Thursday held at the University of Southern California. Carson called for the state to streamline regulations such as zoning and density restrictions that he said blocks the construction of housing.“It becomes a labyrinth because of all these things that are layered on top of each other,” he said. “Can we fix that? We absolutely can. Again, it comes back to working together. We’re not enemies.” California has more than 150,000 homeless people, according to a recent federal report. Gary Painter, Chair of the USC Department of Public Policy, said during the event that’s an increase of 30,000 over the past decade.Painter added that African-Americans in the state make up 30%, while they are just 6% of the state’s overall population.  “Those numbers are staggering. It is a crisis. We can do better and we must do better,” former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said at the event. California has been at the center of the nation’s affordability crisis recently. Realtor.com reported recently that San Jose, California, led the nation with its 40% drop in inventory. Home prices rose 10% during that time. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) announced that Los Angeles is now the nations’ least affordable market—taking that distinction from San Francisco. The NAHB revealed that just 11.3% of homes sold during the quarter were affordable to those earning the city’s median income of $73,100. Earlier this year, California’s Senate Bill, which aimed to increase housing density and supply came three votes shy of the necessary 21 votes to reach the State Assembly. The bill hit a roadblock late last year, when Sen. Anthony Portantini, the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee came out against SB 50 earlier this year. He said the measure would have trumped zoning rules that are “exclusively under the control” of cities and counties. The Los Angeles Times reported last year that California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed multiple bills into law this week that allowing property owners to build a backyard home of at least 800-square-feet. The bill would have allowed homeowners to convert a garage, office, or spare room into living quarters. The new legislation also had a provision for allowing three homes on land previously zoned for single-family.  Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Mike Albanese Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Tagged with: Affordability Ben Carson Homelessness HUD Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Sexual Harassment At Workplace – Impossible To Ignore How Easily ‘Common Woman’ Is Put Down By ‘Common Man’, Less Said Better About Third Gender: Delhi High Court

By on May 26, 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesSexual Harassment At Workplace – Impossible To Ignore How Easily ‘Common Woman’ Is Put Down By ‘Common Man’, Less Said Better About Third Gender: Delhi High Court Sparsh Upadhyay17 Dec 2020 4:57 AMShare This – x”It is impossible not to notice all around us, how easily the ‘common woman’ is put down by the ‘common man’. Less said the better of what happens to the Third Gender!”In a significant ruling, the Delhi High Court on Thursday (17th December) held that when a woman makes allegations of sexual harassment against her male colleague for, her credibility is not diminished because of such pending disciplinary proceedings against her. The Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon further observed that even if she has been subjected…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a significant ruling, the Delhi High Court on Thursday (17th December) held that when a woman makes allegations of sexual harassment against her male colleague for, her credibility is not diminished because of such pending disciplinary proceedings against her. The Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon further observed that even if she has been subjected to penalties, so long as there is nothing to show that the officer who imposed the punishment has been targeted by her by filing a complaint of sexual harassment against him, such punishments or proceedings cannot have any bearing on the inquiry into a sexual harassment complaint. The matte before the Court The Complainant/victim’s filed a complaint against the respondent No.3/ O.P.Verma wherein she complained that the respondent No.3/ O.P.Verma was repeatedly subjecting her to sexual harassment by using inappropriate language with sexual overtones. Particularly, an incident which allegedly took place 07th July 2011 was referred to by the Complainant, wherein some objectionable words were used by the respondent No.3/ O.P.Verma. As the inquiry was conducted before the enactment of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, so naturally, it was conducted was under the “Vishaka Guidelines” issued by the Supreme Court in Vishaka and Ors. vs. State of Rajasthan and Ors. (1997) 6 SCC 241. The Complaints Committee examined all witnesses and submitted a report on 20th January, 2012 that the incident of 7th July, 2011 had actually happened even though the content of the communication could not be established. It also concluded that the other incidents could not be established in the absence of substantive evidence as there were no direct witnesses. Therefore, the Complaints Committee granted the benefit of doubt to the respondent No.3/O.P.Verma. Appellant’s contentions According to the appellant, the aforesaid decision was not communicated to her and it was only on 3rd July, 2013 in response to an RTI query that she learnt of the decision. She filed an appeal but was also not again communicated the result of that appeal. In the meanwhile, respondent No.3/O.P.Verma retired. She, therefore, filed the writ petition challenging the recommendation of 20th January, 2012 but the same was dismissed by the learned Single Judge. The appellant had, in her plea, questioned this transfer by means of the writ petition filed by her and had also sought an independent internal departmental inquiry against the respondent No.3/O.P.Verma as well as directions for criminal prosecution against him instead of the transfer. Single Judge Bench Order However, the Single Judge Bench had, in its order, observed, “This Court is of the view that the complaint dated 8th July, 2011of the petitioner appears to be false…During the inquiry proceedings, the petitioner could not give the name of any person present at the time of the incidents…It is not believable that the petitioner would not remember the names of any colleague/staff member…The entire complaint of the petitioner appears to be false and has been filed with some ulterior motive.” The Single Bench imposed costs of Rs.50,000/- upon the appellant and also directed the respondent No.2 to initiate proceedings against her. However, the Division Bench of the Court set aside both these directions, particularly in the light of the finding of the Complaints Committee that the incident complained of had actually taken place and had, therefore, recommended transfer of both the appellant as well as the respondent No.3/O.P.Verma. High Court’s Observations While noting that “sexual harassment is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all workplaces urgently and sensitively”, the Court said, “Gender conditioning where the man develops a superiority complex, while the woman doubts her own capacity, starts very early in life. It need not be in the form of a tutorial, but certainly as subtle data to the minds of young children, about their privileges or lack of it. The privileges also come in the opportunities to develop personality, confidence, intelligence and skills.” Importantly, the Court said, “It is impossible not to notice all around us, how easily the ‘common woman’ is put down by the ‘common man’. Less said the better of what happens to the Third Gender!” In an important observation, the Court also said, “There is no gainsaying that it is this gender conditioning that leads men to abuse, ill-treat or become violent towards women and TGs or treat them disparagingly and with condescension.” Observations regarding the Complaints Committee The Court observed that the ‘Internal Complaints Committee’ is intended as a platform to provide an environment of confidence to the complainant and not to doubt the veracity of the complaint or view the complainant with suspicion. Since the Committee had, in its report, concluded that there was no eyewitness to the incident, the Court, in its order said, “The absence of eyewitnesses to the incident cannot detract from the credibility of the complainant as her statement is to be considered independently to determine whether it has a ring of truth or not.” Significantly, regarding the standard of proof, the Court said, “The high standard of proof required in criminal trials is not called for during an inquiry by the Internal Complaints Committee under the Act.” The Court further said that a woman who is perturbed by an action of a male colleague, either through words, gestures or action “cannot be expected to have such clarity of thought, to know who all were present at the time of the incident, and who all may have witnessed the incident and remember their names and faces.” In this context, the Court said that in the instant case, “the Complaints Committee did misdirect itself in insisting on corroboration and testimonies of other witnesses.” Regarding the Committee’s decision to order the transfer the Complainant, the Court said that “the transfer of the complainant should be only if she seeks it or when she has been found to have filed a false complaint.” Lastly, the Court also observed that it is imperative to have a strong redressal system in the organization as that would also protect the male workforce and officials from vexatious complaints and also give them the opportunity to explain their conduct and action before a more restricted and confidential Forum. Court’s decision The impugned judgement to the extent it concluded that the complaint of the appellant was false, and imposed a cost of Rs.50,000/- and recommended to the respondent No.2 initiation of disciplinary action against the appellant, was set aside. The appeal was accordingly allowed. Case title – Ms. X v. Union Of India & Others [LPA 527/2019]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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New Highland Radio mobile phone app now available for Apple and Android devices

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications  Highland Radio’s brand new APP is now available to download for Apple and Android devices.The new APP has been designed specifically for Highland Radio listeners making it easy to listen live while getting the latest news and obituary updates.The APP is free to download and access worldwide.Getting the APP is easy, search Highland Radio on either the iTunes or Google play stores and simply download and enjoy.Download from iTunes below:Download on Google play store here: Twitter Google+ Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – September 2, 2013 Facebook Google+center_img WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleQuigley on form in FranceNext articleDonegal buildings illuminated gold to raise awareness of childhood cancers News Highland Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Power outage affecting Convoy New Highland Radio mobile phone app now available for Apple and Android devices Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

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