Liberty wins race to buy Kabel BW

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Monday 21 March 2011 8:20 pm Share Liberty wins race to buy Kabel BW center_img KCS-content Media mogul John Malone’s Liberty Global will buy Kabel BW after private equity firm CVC declined to raise its offer in a fierce battle for the German cable operator. The deal values Kabel Baden Wuerttemberg at €3.16bn (£2.75bn), its parent, Swedish buyout firm EQT, said yesterday. Over the weekend, Liberty edged ahead in the auction, in which CVC had previously looked a likely winner with its €2.95bn bid. However, CVC declined to raise its bid any further, according to sources close to the talks. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical Geniusmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc ( 1999 Annual Report

first_imgZCCM Investments Holdings Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 1999 annual report.For more information about ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (  1999 annual report.Company ProfileZCCM Investments Holdings PLC is an investments holdings company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The Company has a primary listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.last_img read more

Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( 2003 Annual Report

first_imgHippo Valley Estates Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby World – October 2011 edition contents

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Manu Tuilagi looks on during the England training session held at the Pennyhill Park Hotel on August 4, 2011 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Click here to find out where to buy Rugby World Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. Which nation will take this home?After four years of waiting the 2011 Rugby World Cup is finally here and Rugby World has produced a cracking edition of the world’s best-selling rugby magazine – Your Definitive Guide to the tournament.In our latest edition we speak to the biggest names in the game, those who will be making all the headlines in New Zealand – stars like Chris Ashton, Jamie Roberts, Manu Tuilagi, Dan Carter, Steve Thompson, Max Evans, Brian O’Driscoll, Quade Cooper, John Smit, Tommy Bowe. Plus we bring you a special feature talking to four men who have won the World Cup – Lawrence Dallaglio, Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh and Francois Pienaar…and we also pack in big previews to the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro 12 and Stuart Barnes explains how to beat the All Blacks…plus a Fixture List with all the UK TV times included.We hope you enjoy it!———————————————————————————————————————————————–Download your World Cup TV guide here…The Front Row…30 minutes with Jamie RobertsHotshots – Our pick this month is Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks) and Brian Haugh (Young Munster)Kingsley Jones – Paul Morgan meets the Russia head coach who tips Georgia to cause an upsetBrian O’Driscoll on his World Cup verdictGwyn Jones – On Wales’ World Cup hopesNigel Melville – On growing Rugby in the USAWill Greenwood and Lawrence Dallaglio look ahead to the 2015 World Cup in England and WalesSpotlights…Quade Cooper – The Australian fly-half can weave magic but is learning to balance risk and reward. By Ian PaytenBradley Davies – Can the young Welshman replicate the achievements of his second-row heroes? Sarah Mockford reportsDavid Wallace – The veteran Ireland flanker hopes to be firing on all cylinders in New Zealand, as Bea Asprey discoversDan Parks – The Scotland No 10 tells Katie Field why he’s determined to cherish every moment of this World CupManu Tuilagi shares his experiences over the past yearThe Centres…Chris Ashton – The England speedster reveals his big World Cup ambitionsAdam Jones – Physical confrontations top the Wales prop’s agendaMax Evans – Scotland’s newest wide man has to provide a creative sparkTommy Bowe – The wing hopes to replicate the feats of Ireland’s golfersTechnical Zone – A hooking masterclass – how to perfect your throwMini Rugby – Struggling with warm-up ideas? Give rugby tennis a go Fitness Zone – How to train hard without too much strain on your bodyStuart Barnes – The ex-England No 10 explains how to beat the All BlacksManu Tuilagi – England’s newest star talks punches, family and visasStephen Jones – Our columnist searches for the Argentina of RWC 2011Hidden gems – We’re tipping ten unknowns to make a splash at the World CupBrian Moore – Listen up! The former England hooker is taking over talkSPORTDan Carter – The All Blacks will thrive under the pressure insists their fly-halfFrance – It wasn’t all rugby in Les Bleus’ training camp as these pics showAlternative XV – We pick a star-studded team of players not at the World CupPhil Vickery – Bea Asprey hops on her bike to get the prop’s views on EnglandJohn Smit – Back-to-back World Cups are the target for the Boks captainRound Table – Lewis Moody, Sean Lamont and Lee Byrne on all things RWCAlastair Hignell – The ex-England full-back’s fight against MS can inspire us allWorld Cup Teams – We profile the strengths and weaknesses of all 20 nationsCeltic League – It’s coaches’ corner as we look at the RaboDirect Pro12 campaignPremiership – Meet the players looking to shine in the English top flightThe Tourist – We take a trip to Franklin’s Gardens in NorthamptonThe Backs…Naked Truth – Steve Thompson’s life in rugbyArmchair zone – The latest books and productsTour Tale – An interesting team talk———————————————————————————————————————————————–Click here to subscribe to Rugby World LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS read more

How old is my pet in dog years or cat years?…

first_img Please enter your comment! Previous articleFormer Blue Darter standout named to All-Big South Conference teamNext articleHow to move without breaking the bank Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Jesse Grady, Clinical Instructor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University and first published on“Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a regular basis. People love to anthropomorphize pets, attributing human characteristics to them. And most of us want to extend our animal friends’ healthy lives for as long as possible.It may seem like sort of a silly thing to ponder, born out of owners’ love for their pets and the human-animal bond between them. But determining a pet’s “real” age is actually important because it helps veterinarians like me recommend life-stage specific healthcare for our animal patients.There’s an old myth that one regular year is like seven years for dogs and cats. There’s a bit of logic behind it. People observed that with optimal healthcare, an average-sized, medium dog would on average live one-seventh as long as its human owner – and so the seven “dog years” for every “human year” equation was born.Not every dog is “average-sized” though so this seven-year rule was an oversimplification from the start. Dogs and cats age differently not just from people but also from each other, based partly on breed characteristics and size. Bigger animals tend to have shorter life spans than smaller ones do. While cats vary little in size, the size and life expectancy of dogs can vary greatly – think a Chihuahua versus a Great Dane.Human life expectancy has changed over the years. And vets are now able to provide far superior medical care to pets than we could even a decade ago. So now we use a better methodology to define just how old rule of thumb that counted every calendar year as seven “animal years.”Based on the American Animal Hospital Association Canine Life Stages Guidelines, today’s vets divide dogs into six categories: puppy, junior, adult, mature, senior and geriatric. Life stages are a more practical way to think about age than assigning a single number; even human health recommendations are based on developmental stage rather than exactly how old you are in years.Dog breed and its associated size is one of the largest contributors to life expectancy, with nutrition and associated weight likely being the next most important factors for individual dogs.But this still doesn’t answer the question of how old your individual animal is. If you’re determined to figure out if Max would be graduating from high school or preparing for retirement based on how many “dog years” he’s lived, these life stages can help. Lining up canine and human developmental milestones over the course of an average life expectancy can provide a rough comparison.In a similar manner, the joint American Association of Feline Practitioners-The American Animal Hospital Association Feline Life Stage Guidelines also divide cats into six categories: kitten, junior, prime, mature, senior and geriatric. Since most healthy cats are around the same size, there’s less variability in their age at each life-stage.Figuring out how old Buddy is in dog years or Fluffy is in cat years allows a veterinarian to determine their life-stage. And that’s important because it suggests what life-stage-specific health care the animal might need to prolong not just its life, but also its quality of life.Physicians already apply this very concept to human age-specific health screenings. Just like a normal human toddler doesn’t need a colonoscopy, a normal puppy doesn’t need its thyroid levels checked. An adult woman likely needs a regular mammogram, just like an adult cat needs annual intestinal parasite screenings. Of course these guidelines are augmented based on a physician’s or veterinarian’s examination of the human or animal patient.And as is the case for people, your pet’s overall health status can influence their “real age” for better or for worse. So next time you take your pet to the veterinarian, talk about your animal’s life stage and find out what health recommendations come with it. Watching out for health abnormalities and maintaining a healthy weight could help your cat live long past the literal “prime” of its life. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Holy Cross House / Thomas Balaban Architect

first_imgManufacturers: Batimat, Lambert & filsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaMetal 2.0WoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsConsole tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6240Text description provided by the architects. Located in the city’s up and coming Southwest neighbourhood this 300 m2 detached house hides a rich spatial complexity behind its tough working class façade. Turning to the neighbourhood’s post-war veteran’s home as its formal point of departure, the architects set out to make a house that simultaneously fits in and stands out from its heterogeneous context without resorting to mimicry and without sacrificing the contemporary nature of the project.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe principal challenge lay in bringing light to the living spaces given the tight nature of the lot and the availability of direct sunlight limited to its center. By flipping the traditional vertical hierarchy found in most two storey homes and by carving out a series of spaces from the house’s volume, the project was able to address the need for exposure to direct light and concerns about maintaining privacy. By bringing the living spaces upstairs, the house maximizes direct sunlight where it is needed most. By carving out of the house’s volume, the light available at the center of the lot is drawn down into the heart of the house and additional private outdoor spaces are provided for each room.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsSave this picture!Floor PlanOne of the most striking features of the house is the staggered central outdoor courtyard, created to funnel light all the way down to the house’s lowest level. All the rooms have access to this central space. Full height windows at different levels provide a theatrical quality to the courtyard space and foster for the homeowners an awareness of each other’s movement throughout the house. Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsSave this picture!Floor PlanThe courtyard’s design also prioritizes the use of passive solar energy. The spatial transparency and open central courtyard allow for a deep penetration of natural light and for efficient natural ventilation and movement of air in the protected microclimate. In parallel to the courtyard, the stacked staircases combined with a north-facing opening at the top provide a cooling chimney effect inside the house. The house maximizes south facing glazing for direct solar gain in winter, and limits glazing on the north façade. The radiant concrete floors also serve as a small thermal mass helping to mitigate exterior temperature fluctuations.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsOn the exterior, the house is restrained, light and monochromatic, emphasizing overall form over components and details. To unify the shape the architects sought a material in a natural colour that could serve as both roofing and wall cladding– a standing seam aluminium cladding. Flat concrete panels painted to match the colour of the metal cladding were used as subtle accents around doors and windows. In contrast to the cool vertical surfaces, house’s many terraces are clad in warm Ipé decking, highlighting these outdoor extensions of the living spaces.Save this picture!DiagramIn sharp contrast to the spatial complexity created by the central courtyard, the interior is also kept uniform, strategically articulated with warm touches appearing in the millwork and central stair. Pale, mat polished concrete floors and unarticulated white walls place the focus on the homeowners’ collection of art and design objects. The kitchen is simply organized around two elements – the island and the storage wall– both constructed from the same material: heat-treated white oak. The rich chocolate colour of the wood cuts itself out from the white walls and pale grey floor.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsMoments of contrasting exuberance are also offered up in the darker, graphic tones of the bathrooms and in the changing vegetation visible through the windows perforating the exterior of the house. These architectural moments contribute to the house’s sense of theatricality.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessEstúdios Capelinha / Arquitetos AssociadosSelected ProjectsInfographic: ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2015Infographics Share Projects Houses Canada ArchDaily CopyHouses•Montreal, Canada Photographs:  Adrien Williams Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Adrien Williams+ 20 Share CopyAbout this officeThomas Balaban ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodMontrealHousesCanadaPublished on February 13, 2015Cite: “Holy Cross House / Thomas Balaban Architect” 13 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore 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”center_img Year:  2014 Holy Cross House / Thomas Balaban ArchitectSave this projectSaveHoly Cross House / Thomas Balaban Architect Photographs Architects: Thomas Balaban Architect Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Holy Cross House / Thomas Balaban Architectlast_img read more

North Fork Bay House / Resolution: 4 Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Project gallerySee allShow lessConstruction Begins on Steven Holl’s Institute for Advanced Study Campus BuildingArchitecture NewsThe Waterfall / BIG + CobeUnbuilt Project Share United States Teresi Construction “COPY” 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard North Fork Bay House / Resolution: 4 Architecture North Fork Bay House / Resolution: 4 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNorth Fork Bay House / Resolution: 4 Architecture Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Western Window Systems, AF New York, Bosch, Caesarstone, Daltile, Duravit, Elkay, Just Manufacturing, LG Electronics, Liebherr, Merillat, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., Morso, Zuma, Aquamasters (outdoor shower), Best, Escenium HAUS “COPY” CopyAbout this officeResolution: 4 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLaurelUnited StatesPublished on March 27, 2018Cite: “North Fork Bay House / Resolution: 4 Architecture” 27 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses Contractor: Projects Structural Engineer: Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture+ 45Curated by María Francisca González Share Dominick R. Pilla Associates Modular Manufacturer:Simplex HomesAwards:2017 AIA Long Island Commendation AwardPartners:Joseph Tanney, Robert LuntzProject Architect:Jonathan TuckerProject Team:Patty ClaytonCity:LaurelCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Resolution: 4 ArchitectureRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. With direct access to Great Peconic Bay, this prefab beach house is designed to be a weekend retreat for a young Brooklyn family of four, and seasonal residence for the client’s Florida-based parents. The prefabricated modules are set atop the site-built steel frame, allowing for views of the bay as one arrives via the long, tree-lined gravel drive. While the house is not technically within a FEMA-designated flood zone, the strategy of lifting the house is a direct response to the client’s concerns about potential flooding in the future. Simultaneously, this strategy provides outstanding views of the bay from the main level, while creating shaded and sheltered outdoor space below the house for parking, lounging, and woodworking—including the grandfather’s latest project: building a small sailboat.Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 ArchitectureSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Resolution: 4 ArchitectureOne gains entry via an open-riser exterior stair to a courtyard deck, where adjacent trees fill the view and sunlight flows into the house. Full-height sliding glass doors facing the bay connect the open-plan communal space to a large bayside deck and the beach beyond.Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 ArchitectureSave this picture!© Resolution: 4 ArchitectureAs a weekend retreat, the family’s two young girls enjoy their bunkroom with custom built-in Baltic birch bunk beds and integrated toy cubbies. Parents and grandparents also appreciate their own custom built-in Baltic birch bed platforms with integrated side tables and headboards, as well as the built-in natural maple wardrobes. Interior materials evoke a beach vibe, and make for easy cleaning: large-format tile flooring throughout the home, subway tile bathroom walls with glass mosaic tile accents, Caesarstone countertops, Corian backsplashes, maple cabinets, Baltic birch millwork, and stainless steel appliances. Exterior materials—chosen for their durability—hold up to the harsh coastal climate. Kynar-coated corrugated aluminum siding withstands the corrosive salt air while providing beautiful tone and texture. Warm natural cedar used for siding, railings, the outdoor shower enclosure, and the brise-soleil—along with Ipe decking—complement the cool metal siding.Save this picture!© Resolution: 4 Architecture CopyHouses•Laurel, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  1650 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

USPS continues attack on workers despite pulling back on Saturday deliveries

first_imgPostal activists display unity after the Regulatory Commission hearing.WW photo: Joseph PietteWashington, D.C. — Postal workers present at a Postal Regulatory Commission hearing on April 10 withheld applause when the United States Postal Service  representative announced that Saturday mail delivery would not be curtailed. Just three weeks earlier, before the April 10 hearing here, tens of thousands of workers and community activists had joined hundreds of rallies demanding continued six-day delivery.The members of the American Postal Workers Union, the National Mail Handlers Union, and the National Association of Letter Carriers in the audience knew the announcement was only a temporary decision. Also, six-day delivery was just one of the many issues they had come to talk about at the hearing.The Board of Governors of the USPS “will follow the law and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementation of its new delivery schedule,” stated the press release.  The board also announced plans to request rate increases for certain products and to reopen negotiations with the four postal unions, even though contracts were just recently signed. (, April 10)National Association of Letter Carriers president, Fredric Rolando, later responded: “Asking the NALC to renegotiate a contract that was just settled in January is insulting and unnecessary.” He instead called for the reduction or elimination of the crushing $5.5 billion pre-funding burden that has caused more than 90 percent of this year’s financial loss so far. (, April 10)Postal workers are convinced that the USPS, fearing more resistance in the future, is speeding up other drastic measures that will significantly delay mail and permanently damage the nation’s mail system.Local APWU president’s challengeSince 2012, the USPS has closed 114 mail processing plants, one third of the country’s mail processing capacity. Reneging on its commitment to lawmakers and communities, the agency announced last month that it was accelerating plans to close even more mail processing facilities. The USPS said it will consolidate 55 plants this year that were originally scheduled for “possible” closure in 2014.A Postal Service study indicated that revenue lost from consolidations could be as high as $5.2 billion. In addition, the Postal Service has reduced hours at approximately 6,500 post offices and plans to cut hours at 6,500 more.The APWU Local 3722 president, Debbie Szeredy, traveled to the hearing from Newburgh, N.Y., to file a formal complaint with the PRC.  She argued that the  consolidation of 55 facilities should not be allowed to proceed. These include her own Mid-Hudson processing and distribution plant, previously scheduled for closure in 2014 but now moved up to 2013.  Her local also contacted union officials at 35 of the 55 endangered plants, encouraging them to file their own complaints.Szeredy’s complaint pointed out that decisions are being made based on area mail processing studies that are up to five years old.  Much has changed in those years, including higher productivity and lower labor costs.In addition, the Postal Service has refused to provide unredacted copies of the completed AMP feasibility studies, and failed to consider the effects of plant closings on area small businesses. Communities potentially affected have not been provided with adequate public notice of the new accelerated plan, announced just a few weeks ago.The complaint argues that because of these failures, the Postal Service should hold a new meeting about the Mid-Hudson plant, provide a new cost-savings analysis based on updated data and share unredacted reports with the union.  Until these things are done, the PRC should stop any further plant consolidations.Postal workers in the room did applaud after Szeredy’s statement, as well as for other testimony that supported the future of the Postal Service.In addition to testimony from Nation’s Capital/Southern Maryland Area APWU Local president, Dena Briscoe, and several members of Community Postal Workers United, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) spoke in support of Szeredy’s points. This was the first time a sitting congressional representative had ever addressed the PRC.Community march May 11-12This writer also spoke. He described how the PRC’s decisions impact our communities, which are still suffering from the capitalist crash of 2007.  Congressional sequestration and austerity compounds that continuing crisis.  So too does the push by financial institutions and multinational corporations to dismantle and privatize the postal system, eliminating hundreds of thousands of jobs.Post office closings and slashed services especially affect seniors, the disabled, the incarcerated, immigrants, rural communities, people without permanent housing and communities of color.  Every job eliminated is less money spent in these neighborhoods. Postal workers cannot defeat such powerful forces without the help of the communities they serve.The Mantua area of Philadelphia where I delivered mail had the lowest rate of prenatal care in the country.  Today, Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty in the country — that is, people living with incomes below half of the official poverty line of $5,700 for a single person and $11,700 for a family of four.This year marks the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s  Poor People’s Campaign, which is being commemorated with a march from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., on May 11 and 12.  Postal workers are being encouraged by Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs & Services to join the event because the struggle to save the post office is part of the fight against poverty.It will be an opportunity to applaud the unity of our struggles.Joseph Piette retired from the USPS in 2011.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Cuba shows Black Lives Matter

first_imgOn March 31 in Washington, D.C., the U.S. and Cuba held the first meeting on the topic of human rights. Cuba proposed this sub-discussion of the ongoing talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations and opening embassies that was launched on Dec. 17 by presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama.The U.S. prison camp in Guantánamo.The Cuban News Agency reported: “The representatives of the island expressed their country´s concerns regarding human rights in the United States.“We expressed our concerns regarding discrimination and racism patterns in U.S. society, the worsening of police brutality, torture acts and extrajudicial executions in the fight on terror and the legal limbo of prisoners at the U.S. prison camp in Guantánamo,‘ said the head of the Cuban delegation to the talks, Pedro Luis Pedroso. … The island´s delegation also put forth its concern about the limitation of labor rights and union liberties.” (April 1)This principled position is in line with Cuba’s historical diplomacy from the earliest days of the Revolution. In 1960, U.S. government and New York hotel owner harassment of the Cuban delegation to the U.N. General Assembly sent them to Harlem’s Hotel Theresa. There, the Black community and leaders like Malcolm X warmly embraced the Cubans.The Sept. 27, 1960, New York Times summarized Fidel Castro’s General Assembly speech. It ends this way: “In one word, we are in favor of all the noble aspirations of all peoples. That is our position. There we stand. We are on the side of the just.“In consequence, the General Assembly of the Cuban people proclaims to America and proclaims it here to the world the right of the peasants to own their land, the right of the worker to the fruit of his labor, the right of children to education, the right of the sick to be given medical assistance and hospitalization, the right of youth to work, the right of students to receive free scientific and experimental training and education, the right of the Black and the Indian to full dignity of mankind, the right of women to full civil, social and political equality, the right of the old to a secure old age, the right of intellectual artists and scientists to fight with the fruit of their labors for a better world and the right of states to nationalize imperialist monopolies, thus rescuing the national resources and wealth: the right of countries to trade freely with all people of the world, the right of nations to their full sovereignty, and the right of people to turn their military fortresses into schools and to arm their workers, because in this, we, too, have to be arms conscious, to arm our workers to defend ourselves from imperialist attack and arm our workers, our peasants, our students, our intellectuals, the Blacks, the Indians, women, youth and the old and all the oppressed and exploited so that they themselves can defend their rights and their fate.“Some wanted to know the line followed by the revolutionary government of Cuba. There, gentlemen, you have our line.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

25 cases of measles confirmed in Mid-West region since start of…

first_img Previous articleLimerick tattoo convention arriving at the South Court this SaturdayNext articleMeasles cases increase Staff Reporter MeaslesThere are now 25 cases of Measles confirmed in the Mid-West region since the beginning of the year. The majority of these are in Limerick City and one is in Clare but linked to Limerick.Almost two thirds of cases are aged between 15 and 40 years demonstrating that measles is not just an illness of childhood. Half of the cases havebeen hospitalised.Measles is a serious public health issue. It is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is spread easily through coughing and sneezing. Measles can lead to seriouscomplications such as pneumonia and inflammation of the brain and can, in rare cases, lead to a fatal disease of the brain which develops years after the infection.The mortality rate from measles infection is 1-2 per 1,000 cases. This measles outbreak is continuing because we do not have herd immunity – i.e. the proportion of the population immune to measles is less than 95%.The only effective protection against measles is two doses of the MMR vaccine.Anyone who has not had two doses of MMR is at high risk of getting measles if they come in contact with someone who has it. Many adults this age also have young children, which means they are more likely to be exposed to measles and may in turn expose their babies and young children to measles if they get it.Patients with symptoms of measles should avoid presenting to the emergency department where possible. If it is necessary to seek urgent care, it is important to inform the ambulance service or emergency department that you have symptoms consistent with measles beforehand so that the appropriate precautions can be taken.Similarly, if you have been in contact with a confirmed case of measles and are seeking medical attention, please inform the healthcare provider before attending.An Outbreak Control Team made up of representatives from the HSE is involved in managing the outbreak in an effort to prevent further spread. This involves following up on every case of measles or suspected measles, arranging vaccination for people who have been in contact with someone who is infected, running immunisation clinics and outbreak communications.More about health here. Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Advertisement Email News25 cases of measles confirmed in Mid-West region since start of 2018By Staff Reporter – March 21, 2018 1311 Twitter Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin TAGSClareillnessLimerick CityMeaslesMid WestOutbreak control team Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp Facebook New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experiencelast_img read more