Estibadores cierran puertos en Área de la Bahía el 1º de Mayo

first_imgOakland, California, 01 de mayo – Una vez más las/os miembros del International Longshore and Warehouse Union (Sindicato Internacional de Estibadores y Almacenes) Local 10 realizaron una valiosa hazaña cuando votaron por cerrar todos los puertos en la Área de la Bahía y marchar a la Alcaldía de la ciudad de Oakland en contra del terror policial. El enfoque político en el momento de la decisión fue el asesinato por la policía, de Walter Scott el 04 de abril en Carolina del Sur. Scott tenía fuertes vínculos familiares con la Asociación Internacional de Estibadores (ILA) allí, y el ILWU Local 10 votó para mostrar su solidaridad con el ILA.“Yo sometí la resolución para cerrar el puerto porque me siento orgulloso de la historia de resistencia de mi sindicato, y sentí que era tiempo de que los trabajadores se manifiesten fuertemente contra el terror de la policía”, dijo Stacey Rodgers, el miembro de ILWU que inició la acción del puerto. “Estamos en un momento histórico en nuestro país. Los trabajadores siempre han sido parte de los momentos históricos de este país, y continuamos ese legado el Primero de Mayo”.Luego Freddie Grey fue asesinado por la policía de Baltimore.Hoy, Día Internacional de las/os Trabajadores, la membresía del ILWU y más de 1.000 miembros de la comunidad salieron para mostrar su rabia sobre los recientes homicidios policiales y todos los casos de terror policial.  El Local 10 y varios grupos comunitarios y otros sindicatos organizaron una manifestación en el Puerto de Oakland, seguida de una marcha por los Proyectos Acorn en West Oakland y otra manifestación en la Plaza Oscar Grant frente a la Alcaldía de Oakland.En el puerto, las/os trabajadores portuarios denunciaron el terror policial, incluyendo a la familia de Jeremiah Moore, un hombre autista que la policía mató a balazos en Valejo, Calif., el 20 de octubre de 2012, y el tío de Richard ‘Pedie’ Pérez, un hombre desarmado a quien miembros del Departamento de la Policía de Richmond dispararon el 14 de septiembre.La banda musical del ILWU encabezó la marcha.  Las/os manifestantes llevaban banderas, incluyendo una que decía “Justicia para Yuvette”.  Yuvette Henderson fue asesinada el 3 de febrero por la policía de Emeryville.  En otras se leía: “¡Primero de Mayo!, ¡A luchar por Freddie Grey!”, “No a la ejecución por falta de atención médica, libertad para Mumía Abu-Jamal” y “Alto al terror policial, ILWU Local 10”.Las/os estudiantes en los parques de recreo de una escuela primaria y una escuela secundaria en la ruta de la marcha saludaban y gritaban jubilosamente al pasar las/os manifestantes.  Éstos, a su vez se pararon para enseñarles consignas como “Toda la noche, todo el día, lucharemos por Freddie Grey”.Cat Brooks, de ONYX y el Proyecto Anti-Terror Policial, dijo en un comunicado de prensa, “La única forma que este país nos va a tomar en serio es si interrumpimos su comercio y hacemos un impacto en su economía. No funciona el simplemente apelar a su humanidad.  Si ese hubiera sido el caso, la epidemia de genocidio negro a manos de la policía hubiera terminado hace décadas”.En un mensaje leído a la multitud en la Plaza Oscar Grant, Clarence Thomas de la Local 10 dijo: “Esta movilización de hoy es más que una protesta.  Es un acto de resistencia. El Local 10 está cerrando el tránsito de los cargamentos internacionales.  Al silenciar las grúas en los puertos, nosotros, la clase obrera, hacemos que escuchen nuestras voces fuerte y claramente por todo el mundo hoy. . .  La tarea suprema de la clase obrera es desafiar a la América corporativa – de frente — como parte de un nuevo movimiento popular para todas/os los trabajadores y oprimidos en este país”.Cat Brooks, Stacey Rodgers y Jack Heyman, miembro jubilado de ILWU, co-presidieron la manifestación en la Plaza Oscar Grant.  Otras/os oradores fueron Fred Hampton, Jr., el tío Bobby (el tío de Oscar Grant), Jeralynn Blueford (madre de Alan Blueford, quien fue asesinado por la policía), mesha Monge-Irizarry (madre de Idriss Stetley), el rapero Boots Riley y Judy Greenspan del Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero.Las/os organizadores incluyeron miembros de base del Local 10, el Proyecto Anti-Terror Policial, Comité Organizador de ONYX, el Centro Alan Blueford por la Justicia, Community Ready Corps, Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero, la Campaña Amor y no Sangre, y Answer.  Los endosos sindicales incluyeron al Local 1021 de los Empleados de Servicio (SEIU), la Asociación de Educación de Oakland, el sindicato de Estudiantes-Trabajadores de la Universidad de California (Local 2865 de Trabajadores Automotrices Unidos, UAW) y la junta de minorías del Sindicato de Electricistas de San Francisco.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Satsumas

first_imgFruit growers are encouraged to attend a satsuma orange production and fruit marketing meeting at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Lowndes County on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m.Easily confused with tangerines, clementines and cuties, satsuma oranges are one of the various groups of mandarin oranges. Now in their second year of growth in south Georgia, satsuma trees are planted on about 75 acres in the state, according to Jacob Price, UGA Extension coordinator for Lowndes County.The majority of the meeting will focus on the production of satsumas, and a portion of time will be reserved to discuss the potential market for selling Georgia-grown produce to schools. “We hope to let the people know a little more about the food and nutrition programs at the schools and how they need to be set up to try to market their fruit to their school systems,” Price said. A representative from the UGA Small Business Development Center will talk about the center’s programs, including marketing assistance. A Georgia Department of Agriculture expert will discuss how the movement of citrus across state lines is regulated. Attendees will also learn to bud citrus trees in a hands-on session. The meeting is designed for producers, but it is open to the general public. For more information, contact the Lowndes County Extension office at 229-333-5185. (Tatyana Phelps is an intern with the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more

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Jedrzejczyk hospitalised after losing to Weili in UFC 248 classic

first_img Loading… Read Also: BREAKING: Adesanya beats Romero by unanimous decision, defends UFC middleweight title But the warriors continued on until the final bell in a displays of grit, skill and pure guts. Joanna Jedrzejczyk was left hospitalised with a horrifyingly huge hematoma on her forehead after defeat to Zhang Weili at UFC 248. The Chinese warrior, who was also taken to hospital afterwards, retained her strawweight title via split decision after a fight widely-acclaimed to be have been greatest female MMA battle ever. Joanna Jedrzejczyk was left with a huge hematoma on her forehead after defeat to Zhang Weili at UFC 248 UFC president Dana White led the plaudits afterwards, tweeting “F***ing incredible fight!” The Polish challenger’s forehead began to swell in the third round and by the fourth the lump had swollen even more. Zhang Weili retained her strawweight title via split decision after a fight widely-acclaimed to be have been greatest female MMA battle eveAdvertisement Both stars bodies showed the fierceness of the clash post-fight – but it was Jedrzejczyk grotesquely swollen head that had everyone talking. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThe 9 Best Robots In Movie Historylast_img read more

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South Africa’s World Cup legacy lives on: Jordaan

first_img12 June 2014 It has been four years since South Africa opened its doors to the world for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Now, Brazil is preparing to do the same – amid fierce criticism from some, both in Brazil and abroad, of both Fifa and the tournament it manages. Danny Jordaan, the man who headed up South Africa’s 2010 organising committee, and now president of the South African Football Association, speaks to Fifa.com about the legacy left by South Africa 2010 and why he thinks Brazil will benefit as hosts of football’s biggest event. Fifa.com: How does it feel being four years removed from South Africa 2010? Danny Jordaan: People say there are a few great moments in our history: the day Nelson Mandela walked out of prison, the day on which all of us went to vote for the first time in our country and the day of the opening ceremony, with the wonderful concert before the opening match. These are special moments and for us we will cherish them. Nelson Mandela came on the night of the final. It was a bitterly cold night, but he insisted to come because he wanted to embrace the best of human spirit and be part of debunking the myth that Africa would never have the capacity to deliver such a complex, complicated event like the World Cup. Fifa.com: There were questions about what was going to happen in South Africa after the World Cup. Can you tell us what legacy you have seen the World Cup leave in South Africa? Danny Jordaan: Legacy is determined during the bid stage. What is it that must be left behind as a benefit for your country after the event? Remember, the event lasts just 30 days and you cannot construct a long-term plan and determine its success or failure by what happens over those 30 days. We were clear about what we wanted to achieve. Our country had a struggle to change the perception of South Africa and the African continent in general. People refer to the concept of Afro-pessimism. To show the world that Africa has potential and capability and that it is not a hopeless continent as it was made out to be, we wanted to change the notion of an Afro-pessimist’s view of Africa. Africa is now a place for business, trade and investment. And this is what we want. But you have to break through the negative perceptions first. Perceptions, if they are unchallenged, become reality. And if you want the businesses of the world to consider coming to your country, then you have the responsibility to place your country’s name in the forefront of the minds of those who invest. And that’s what we wanted to do with the 2010 World Cup. Fifa.com: Would you agree that an investment in the World Cup is intended to be a long-term one cannot only be judged over the duration of the tournament itself? Danny Jordaan: For example, in preparation of the World Cup we built new airports in our country and invested in the Johannesburg OR Tambo International airport. As a consequence of our airport expansion programmes, we can have more aircraft landing. Before you can have more tourists in your country, you must first have an airport that can accommodate more aircraft landing. When we invested in airport expansion, it was not for 30 days of the World Cup. That would be a total misrepresentation. It’s part of tourism growth in our country. And we have see tremendous growth as a result. Ninety-five percent of World Cup tourists said, “We will come back to the country”. Ninety-eight percent of them said, “We will recommend to our friends, our family and others that they should come and visit South Africa”. You cannot buy those results with all of the money in the world – and we tried. We spent R400-million over a 10-year period on marketing. It didn’t work. The real-life experience of those who came to the World Cup and saw the country’s infrastructure and engaged with the South Africans is how you convince people to come to your country. Fifa.com: The media have claimed Fifa earned US$3-billion on South Africa 2010, while the host country has been left in $3-billion of debt. What is the reality of that claim? Danny Jordaan: There is no reality in that claim. It is simply false. We did not build any infrastructure for the World Cup based on loans. So, we have no outstanding loans as a consequence of the World Cup. South Africa and every other country incurred loans after 2008 and as a result of the global economic crisis, but it is not a result of the World Cup. As for Fifa’s profits, even if Fifa hosts the World Cup on the moon, the majority of that money comes from the television broadcast rights. And the companies who pay that have no presence in our country. So, it is a total misrepresentation. The revenues did not leave our country as it never entered our country. Ticketing is the other big source of revenue, which, in any case, is revenue that goes to the organising committee. Fifa.com: There have been criticisms about the stadiums that were built for South Africa 2010 and are now not being used. How would you respond to that? Danny Jordaan: We had 10 stadiums. Four were existing stadiums; we built five and upgraded one. Of those new stadiums, two of them have now received teams with Premier League status, in Nelspruit and Polokwane. It is important to have weekly use of the stadium to make sure it is commercially viable and those stadiums have those anchor-tenants, so I think they will be able to generate the revenue. The good thing is these are debt-free stadiums. As I have indicated before, we did not secure loans to build these stadiums. It was built with money provided through the budget process. And those who say that we have taken loans to build infrastructure must show us where. Fifa.com: You are aware there are some worries from the people of Brazil on the eve of the start of the World Cup. Do you understand their worries about the money spent for the World Cup? Danny Jordaan: I certainly understand that, particularly in developing countries. However, you cannot build a society that is focused only on building schools and houses. There must be recreation. You cannot build a society that has no possibility to create for the young generation in your country the opportunity to be whatever they want to be. And some of these kids dream to be the next Ronaldo, Pele or Neymar. And you must have the infrastructure and the stadiums in this case, so that they can live out this dream. But I think the balance always is that you must never use the money and redirect it from important social issues of health, housing and education. That is the responsibility of the government, to make sure that that balance is there. While we are concerned about addressing the social challenges, we must not use the platform that the World Cup creates for false arguments. 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I am 27, and I Am a Maternal Health Advocate

first_imgPosted on August 31, 2010June 21, 2017By: Janna Oberdorf, Communications Manager, Women DeliverClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)These are two things I’m very proud of. I’m proud to be young (or at least young-ish) and passionate about women and mothers. I’m proud that when I see images of women giving birth in low-quality health facilities, I want to yell at the world. I’m proud that the first time I learned what fistula is, I wanted to smash my computer screen and say, “Why didn’t I even know about this before?” This is a fight that I’m ready and willing to take – the fight for mothers around the world.But why are there so few young people involved in maternal health, at the research level, at the advocacy level, and at the policy level?Today, at the Global Maternal Health Conference I got to watch five Young Champions of Maternal Health speak with the same passion that I feel.I watched:·      Hellen Kotlolo talk about her project to send SMS text messages to pregnant women and new mothers that give them both health advice, but also loving, empowering messages that increase their self-esteem;·      Zubaida Bai talk (via a video recording) about her project to distribute clean birth kits to communities;·      Egwaoje Ifeyinwa Madu talk about using SisterFriends, a trusted network of women in communities, to share information on maternal health and act as a safe and compassionate resource;·      Carolina Araujo Damasio Santos talk about her project The Art of Being Born which uses music, poetry, and other art forms to humanize the process of pregnancy and birth in Brazil;·      and Seth Cochran talk about Operation OF, a project to reintegrate fistula survivors into communities who have shunned them for their injuries.I couldn’t have been more inspired. But I had to ask the question: How do we get more young people on board? It seems that when it comes to maternal health, it’s hard to reach young people in a way that make them understand this is an issue that affects them. Many young people care about sexual and reproductive health – they want safe sex, contraception, safe abortions. But when you mention maternal health, they think about their mothers.Sitting in front of five Young Champions who certainly inspired this conference of almost 700 people, I hope that one day maternal health will resonate with young people on a bigger, broader level. I hope that one day when we mention maternal health, young people will think of themselves and not just their mothers. And I hope that organizations like the Maternal Health Task Force, Ashoka, and more continue to respect young people’s opinions and innovative ideas, and properly support them with information, guidance, mentoring and funding.Learn more about the Young Champions of Maternal Health program, a partnership between the Maternal Health Task Force and Ashoka.Janna Oberdorf is the Communications Manager at Women Deliver.Stay up to date with the conference happenings! Follow the Maternal Health Task Force and EngenderHealth on Twitter: @MHTF and @EngenderHealth. The conference hashtag is #GMHC2010.For more posts about the Global Maternal Health Conference, click here.For the live stream schedule, click here.Check back soon for the archived videos of today’s presentations.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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10 months ago​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the bus

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the busby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoy Keane suggests that Manchester United’s players are to blame for the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.Keane has lashed out at the group of players at United, suggesting they “got away with murder” with their performances.United are 6th in the table, 11 points off the top four. A 3-1 defeat to Liverpool led to the manager losing his job.”You would fall out with these players,” Keane told BBC Radio 5 live.”Players who turn up overweight, do not train properly and are not producing… for some to down tools, shame on some of those players.”I am not Jose’s biggest fan, but I can’t tolerate footballers who hide behind agents, their pals in the media – it is a bit of a joke.” last_img read more

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9 months agoReal Madrid plan offers for Hazard AND Eriksen

first_imgReal Madrid plan offers for Hazard AND Eriksenby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid plan to raid the Premier League to find a new attacking midfielder.The Sun says they will bid for Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen this summer.The pair are Real’s top targets and having one season left on their deals will lead to approaches at the end of the season.Offers for each player will start at £50million, with the European champions expecting initial bids to be rebuffed.But Chelsea and Spurs risk losing their star men for FREE the following summer and will have to consider offers.Real Madrid travel to Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday with the 13-time European champions ten points behind leaders Barcelona. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoMan Utd gag Mourinho ahead of pundit’s post

first_imgMan Utd gag Mourinho ahead of pundit’s postby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho won’t be allowed to discuss his firing by Manchester United during his punditry work with BeinSport.United inserted a confidentiality clause into his £15million severance package, and the club’s lawyers will watch whether the Portuguese coaches abides by the agreement.Mourinho will feature as a pundit for beIN Sports’ coverage of the Asian Cup match between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, as well as Saturday’s London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea.The Times says if Mourinho does not abide by the restrictions, he will lose a part of the mega severance package he agreed with his former club.And because the 55-year-old coach will have to avoid some burning questions, including over his relationship with Paul Pogba, the Qatari TV station will pay him “only” £60,000 per game. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Activities Being Streamlined in Areas Around Kingston Port

first_img The issues to be addressed include parking restrictions, enforcement and traffic management to prevent the haphazard parking of motor vehicles; the relocation of vendors to a designated food court area; security in and around the port; signage; drainage; and a designated area for truckers to leave chassis. The working group is expected to comprise representatives of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), among others. A special working group is being established to develop a comprehensive plan aimed at streamlining activities in the areas immediately around the Port of Kingston. A special working group is being established to develop a comprehensive plan aimed at streamlining activities in the areas immediately around the Port of Kingston.The issues to be addressed include parking restrictions, enforcement and traffic management to prevent the haphazard parking of motor vehicles; the relocation of vendors to a designated food court area; security in and around the port; signage; drainage; and a designated area for truckers to leave chassis.The working group is expected to comprise representatives of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), among others.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, expects the plan to be ready by the end of January 2019.“Most importantly, we are looking forward to timelines and funding, so that we can work together [with] all entities to be able to start implementation. The situation down here [at the port] has existed for far too long, and it is an untenable position,” he added.The Minister was speaking with journalists following a tour of some of the areas, in the vicinity of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), on Monday (Decrmber 3).Meanwhile, Mr. Vaz said based on discussions with the PAJ and the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), clean-up work in and around KWL’s facilities will commence soon, to prevent the flooding of drains in the event of rainfall during the Christmas period.He encouraged business owners in the area to also initiate their own clean-up exercise as part of their responsibilities as stakeholders.The PAJ’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Professor Gordon Shirley, who also toured the area, said it is imperative that the issues identified be addressed within reasonable time.“We look forward to working with the Mayor, National Works Agency (NWA), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the other entities to ensure that we have a plan that elevates the area to a leading maritime centre,” he said.Kingston Mayor, Senator Councillor, Delroy Williams, who was also part of the touring party, noted that a competitive port facility is critical to Kingston’s and, by extension, Jamaica’s economy.He said the Kington and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSMAC) will move a resolution to assume responsibility for the road network in the area, to ensure its rehabilitation and maintenance.Other persons touring the areas included KWL Director, Charles Johnston and CEO, Grantley Stephenson; NWA CEO, E.G. Hunter, and representatives of the JCF and SAJ. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Help Support the Child Development Centre this March

first_imgWith one of the highest birth rates in Canada, new parents in Fort St. John can sometimes be faced with unique challenges, this is where the Child Development Centre can help. The CDC works with families in Fort St. John and the North Peace who have children with developmental difficulties.Each year the CDC works with hundreds of children in our region and as this community grows, they also need to grow.The goal this year is to raise over $100,000 with part of that going towards the purchase of sound-proofing in the gymnasium and intercom systems in the observation rooms. The Child Development Centre needs your help, so they can continue to meet the growing needs of this community. For more on what the CDC does, visit www.cdcfsj.ca You can help by donating to the 15th annual Arctech Welding and Machining A Day for the Kids. You can donate online, by calling 250-787-7100 or you can donate in person when the fundraiser gets underway at 6 am on March 7th, live from Safeway.You can also make a pledge a performer in the annual talent show. The 45th Annual CDC Talent Show will take place Friday, March 8th at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The show is free, but of course, they will be looking for your donations. It all starts at 6 pm and will also be broadcast live on www.energeticcity.ca presented by the Fort St. John Co-op.last_img read more

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