Residentes de Detroit enfrentan saqueadores corporativos

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first_imgLo que el sistema llama saqueo – tomando quizás algunos comestibles o un abrigo de invierno en una tienda durante una rebelión – puede llevar a una persona a la cárcel. El saqueo por banqueros y sus abogados serviles es otra cosa. Intente robar un museo, un parque de la ciudad, un departamento de agua y las pensiones devengadas de las/os trabajadores. En Detroit será celebrado, aunque puede que tenga dificultades con las/os manifestantes.El 13 de octubre, más de 100 residentes de Detroit, incluyendo un gran contingente de trabajadoras/es jubilados, se manifestaron frente al Instituto del Arte. Adentro, la élite de la ciudad estaba celebrando la apertura de una oficina del bufete de abogados corporativos Jones Day en Detroit.Jones Day fue contratada por Kevyn Orr, empleado de la empresa, quien fue nombrado Director de Emergencias para “representar” a Detroit en el tribunal federal de quiebras. Lo que Orr y Jones Day hicieron, en complicidad con el juez de bancarrota Steven Rhodes, fue construir una “gran oferta” para saquear las pensiones y robar los activos de la ciudad. El acuerdo implantó drásticos recortes de pensiones a las/os jubilados de la ciudad y canceló su seguro de salud, dio el Instituto de Artes de la ciudad de Detroit a un consorcio de “filántropos”, y convirtió el atesorado parque Belle Isle de la ciudad en un parque estatal que requiere una cuota de entrada.Por iniciativa de Orr, el Departamento de Aguas y Alcantarillado de Detroit cortó el servicio a decenas de miles de personas de Detroit. El DAAD está programado para ser vendido a una autoridad regional de agua suburbana y potencialmente privatizada – posiblemente por la Veolia Corp., que ya tiene un contrato de consultoría con la nueva autoridad del agua.Jones Day recibió $53 millones en honorarios de la tesorería de la ciudad para ayudar a los saqueadores corporativos por un año.  Mientras tanto, las/os residentes de Detroit están todavía en deuda por cientos de millones de dólares en pagos de intereses a algunos de los mayores bancos del mundo, el resultado de tratos fraudulentos de cambiar las tasas de intereses.Las/os manifestantes colocaron un piquete que ocupaba la glorieta utilizada para dejar a los invitados en el estacionamiento de servicio de valet.  Como resultado, los asistentes del estacionamiento tuvieron que estar bajo la protección de la policía y recibir a los asistentes a la gala en la acera acompañándoles a través de una hilera de manifestantes que ruidosamente enfrentaron a cada uno de los millonarios con gritos de “vergüenza” y “saqueadores, mentirosos y ladrones”.  Las voces más fuertes fueron las de las/os jubilados.  Las/os manifestantes rodearon al fácilmente reconocible Orr, siguiéndolo hasta que fuera escoltado hacia dentro.El IAD alberga los famosos murales sobre la industria automotriz pintados por el revolucionario artista mexicano Diego Rivera.  Una de las consignas era:  “¿Qué haría Diego Rivera?  Decir a Jones Day, al diablo con ustedes”.La protesta fue convocada por la Coalición Moratoria Ahora para Acabar con Ejecuciones Hipotecarias, Desahucios y Cierres de Servicios Públicos.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pie firm embarks on TV ad drive

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first_imgLancashire-based pie and pastries producer Holland’s Pies has invested in a series of TV adverts to launch on 2 February. The adverts will show Holland’s Pies fulfilling its complementary roles of ‘butcher, baker and proper pie-maker’. The ads will depict people of all ages enjoying Holland’s pies.For example, one ad follows a young man in a gorilla suit as he is seen picking up a pack of pies in his local store after a charity run, while another shows a father and daughter on their way home from a local football match with a two-pack of pies to cook at home, while a third depicts a young boy who waits patiently at the dinner table while his mother cooks him a Holland’s pie and mash for his tea.The ads aim to put across the convenience of the Holland’s range, as well as the variety of flavours, pack sizes and easy methods of cooking whether by oven or microwave.Holland’s produces pies, puddings and pastries for several local chip shops in the north west, as well as supermarkets and football stadia across the UK.last_img read more

FHLB access among 5 CUNA-backed regulatory relief bills winning House approval

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first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Five CUNA-supported regulatory relief bills sailed through the House Monday, including a stand-alone credit union relief measure that would correct a drafting error that has prevented some credit unions from accessing Federal Home Loan Bank membership.“CUNA and credit unions could not be more appreciative that the House’s first order of business after coming back to session after a two-week District Work Session is to vote favorably on a regulatory relief package that will help credit unions better serve their members,” Ryan Donovan, CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer, said Monday after the votes.“We look forward to working closely with Senate Banking Committee leadership to help these important statutory changes make their way through that chamber and onto the president’s desk to be signed into law,” he added.Just hours before the Monday votes, CUNA sent letters of support to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging successful votes. CUNA has advocated for each of the pieces of legislation, including through testimony on Capitol Hill, at every step of the legislative process. continue reading »last_img read more

Barnes strike sinks Saints

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first_imgTom Heaton and Ashley Barnes were the heroes as Burnley picked up their third win of the season against stuttering Southampton to climb out of the relegation zone. Press Association Ward-Prowse tested Heaton five minutes before the break with a low shot but it was a comfortable save for the goalkeeper. There was very little of the fast-paced, incisive football that Southampton showed earlier in the season but a one-touch move on the edge of the area in the 58th minute led to an opening for Mane, who shot over the bar. Two minutes later Saints were awarded a penalty, Ryan Bertrand tricking his way past Boyd, who knew he had caught the full-back. But Boyd’s blushes were spared in impressive fashion by Heaton, who got both hands to Tadic’s effort – the first time in 30 penalties that Saints had not scored. The visitors’ pressure was growing, though, and Graziano Pelle will feel he should have done better with a shot from the corner of the six-yard box that flew well wide. Burnley finally broke out of their own half and Ings produced their best effort to that point, forcing Forster into a diving save with a shot from the edge of the area. But it was to get a lot better for the Clarets six minutes later as Barnes broke into the box from the left after Southampton had lost the ball from a throw-in. Barnes, who also scored the winner against Hull, saw his shot take a slight deflection that wrong-footed Forster and went in at the near post. The visitors had an immediate chance to hit back but Jose Fonte headed straight at Heaton while Clyne was desperately unlucky to see his superbly-struck effort graze the outside of the post as Southampton searched in vain for an equaliser. The final chance went to Victor Wanyama deep into injury time, and he had could only bury his face in his hands after heading over the bar. Heaton saved Dusan Tadic’s penalty on the hour mark and with 73 minutes gone Barnes scored his second goal of the campaign to earn the Clarets a 1-0 victory. After defeats by three of the biggest teams in the league, this looked an ideal chance for Southampton to get their top-four bid back on track, but they slipped to a fourth successive loss. Saints boss Ronald Koeman gave a full debut to 18-year-old midfielder Jake Hesketh, who came off the bench in the defeat by Manchester United on Monday, while Toby Alderweireld was back from injury. Burnley, who were unchanged, had a golden chance to open the scoring inside 30 seconds when George Boyd’s cross picked out an unmarked Danny Ings but he mistimed his header. The home side’s leading scorer went close again a couple of minutes later, this time creating the chance for himself before shooting just wide from 20 yards. Hesketh’s first real contribution was to slide in very late on Heaton in an attempt to get on the end of Sadio Mane’s low cross, earning himself a yellow card. It was Hesketh who felt the force of a collision in the 26th minute but play carried on and Kieran Trippier’s long cross caused real problems for Southampton. Barnes pressurised Nathaniel Clyne, who could only nudge the ball towards Fraser Forster, forcing the goalkeeper to make a scrambled save. Forster could not hold onto the ball but the Saints defence just about came out on top of a goal-mouth melee. Hesketh tried to run off his injury but had to admit defeat in the 32nd minute and was replaced by James Ward-Prowse, himself back after nearly three months out with an ankle problem. last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Spurs linked with Mawson

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first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Tottenham have opened talks to sign Alfie Mawson, the Sun on Sunday say.The Hillingdon-born defender has impressed since joining Swansea from Barnsley last year and the Sun on Sunday say Spurs have contacted the Welsh club about a potential deal.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to be keen on the former England Under-21 international. The newspaper also say Tottenham are set to offer £15m for Mawson and that he could replace Toby Alderweireld at the north London club.Embed from Getty ImagesIt comes amid speculation over the future of Alderweireld, who has been linked with a possible move.Mawson, 23, started his career at Brentford but left Griffin Park without making a league appearance, having rejected a new contract.He signed for Barnsley, where his excellent performances earned him a move to the Premier League.last_img read more

NBA report says Steph Curry should have fouled out of Game 1 twice

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first_imgThe NBA’s Last 2 Minute report from the Warriors’ Game 1 victory over the Rockets shows that Golden State benefitted from missed calls. But those errors aren’t the same ones the Rockets complained about Sunday afternoon.The report, which the league releases after every game assessing the officials’ performance, states that the referees missed two foul calls on Steph Curry, who finished the game with five fouls.WARRIORS-ROCKETS POWER RANKINGS: Who’s hot and who’s not after Game 1?With 1:10 …last_img read more

South African indie artist tackles homophobia

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first_imgObie Mavuso is tackling homophobia head-on through her events company Queers on Smash. (Image and Video: Redbull Amaphiko)A seasoned indie musician and filmmaker from Cape Town is taking on gender inequalities in arts and entertainment by bringing together members of the LGBTI community to talk about their experiences.Obie Mavuso founded Queers on Smash, which she describes as “a queer and unorthodox lifestyle company offering fun and inclusive queer spaces”.At the core of her work is a desire to create a place where queer people can party, talk and hangout without all the discrimination that society projects onto LGBTI – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex – people.First eventIn April, Queers on Smash hosted its first blacks-only queer social event in Cape Town.“The response was amazing,” said Mavuso. “A lot of people came up to me on the day and told me they were happy to be at the social. That was the main point for me. It wasn’t really about me, but for people like myself. We needed a space where we could feel safe and belong.”At the event, they discussed what it means to be black and queer in Cape Town.Author and stage actress Buhle Ngaba gave a talk about her recently released book Girl Without A Sound, which is a fairytale written specifically for black girls.The 25-year-old also co-founded Jam That Session with fellow musician Andy Mkosi – a creative platform that showcases up and coming creative practitioners.“Art’s always been about personal expression for me,” said Mavuso in an interview with Redbull Amaphiko. “I just want to make a positive change through my art and shift people’s mindsets.”Next month, Queers on Smash will be hosting another blacks-only queer social in Johannesburg.last_img read more

Weekly Poll: Is Linked Data Gaining Acceptance?

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first_imgalex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Yesterday I posted about DBpedia and how it turns Wikipedia into a database. It’s a fascinating example of what is happening to the Web and even more to the Internet and its evolution.Big data is the topic we will all watch this year. As the discussion evolves, Linked Data will be a topic that will come up increasingly often. We already see its growth. It’s a wonderful time in many ways. It’s real proof of the Semantic Web. To the researchers and early users, that’s a terrific development that will also unleash something else. A gushing flow of ways to use Linked Data in some commercial or non-commercial context.Data is more apparent in our lives than ever before. Linked Data gives us the capability to find new ways to explore this new space. In the process, it will eventually go mainstream. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Anderson vs Jadeja: ‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni breathes fire yet again

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first_imgDhoni said that he stands by what he said during the whole Anderson-Jadeja sagaThe Indian captain MS Dhoni, on Wednesday, came out fighting once again for all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja following his controversial spat with England speedster James Anderson during the 1st Test in Nottingham.The Anderson-Jadeja Saga Dhoni firmly stated that he stands by what he said during the whole saga and that they brought forward “something that was unacceptable”.Ahead of the fourth Test versus England, starting here tomorrow, all the talk continued to be about the incident that has marred the five-match series.Both Anderson and Jadeja were pronounced non-guilty by the ICC` judicial commission last Friday and the game’s world governing body has decided not to appeal against the verdict despite a request from BCCI.”I did something that was right and I stand for what`s right and what`s wrong,” said Dhoni, referring to his support for the all-rounder.”If something wrong is happening, I will go against it irrespective of who is doing it. If one of my players gets fined and if he`s within the boundary lines, I will definitely go and defend him. But if he crosses that line, I won`t come and he will go alone and face the consequences.”When asked if the ICC verdict was personal humiliation for him since he was so vocal about the issue, Dhoni denied the same and said, “It was physical contact that we reported about. We never said anything about sledging. Quite a few harsh words were spoken but we didn`t report that.”advertisement”What is more important is that we brought forward something that we thought was unacceptable. What happens beyond that, it is not in my jurisdiction to punish or award penalties. We thought this incident was bad for the game so we brought it forward. It`s up to the ICC and others to see what needs to be done,” he added.Talking specifically about the verdict given out, the Indian skipper said, “In our society we have something called evidence and something called lack of evidence. So the verdict is mostly on those lines and it is time for us to move ahead.””What is however very interesting is that Jadeja was fined and as I said (previously) there`s not even one percent mistake committed from his side. So it is good for us that allegations against him were dropped based on the evidence available.”However it is really interesting what David Boon saw/found out on the basis of which he fined 50 percent of Jadeja`s match fees,” he further added.When further questioned if the tour was in jeopardy at any stage, thanks to this episode, the Indian captain denied it completely, saying it was the first time he had heard of such a rumour.The intricacies of the matter will be debated long after the series is over however. But as far as Dhoni is concerned, this wasn`t personal agenda against Anderson and only that the `Spirit of the Game` needs to be kept up.”Anderson is a terrific bowler. He works out the batsmen and is an aggressive bowler, and that`s the kind of bowler the crowd wants to watch. But I wouldn`t want to make a comment on whether he needs to change because strong characters are needed in the game.”And it doesn`t matter whether it is him or a player from any other side, it can be someone from my side, the umpires need to step in when the individual crosses the line. What matters is that they stay within the guidelines and that`s important for the game and spectators,” said Dhoni.With the series intriguingly poised at 1-1, and two matches to go, all this talk about the Jadeja-Anderson issue leaves strong undertones as to what lies ahead if there is yet another altercation on the field.”There is no need to control Anderson (or any other player) really. A player only needs to be controlled if something wrong is happening. You don`t want everyone to play the same way because individuals bring character to the side.”It`s because of the 18-19 players that character of the side is made. Everybody is different in their own way. But there are certain guidelines that need to be followed and as long as they are following that it is okay,” said the Indian skipper.India will be looking to turn around their fortunes after a heavy 266-run loss at Southampton which was England`s first Test win in 11 matches. It undid all the good work done by the team in the second Test at Lord`s where they won by 95 runs.advertisement”Taking 20 wickets is very important to win Test matches but we cannot forget that it is important to score runs as well. If you get 500-550 runs on the board, the opposition batsmen will be under pressure unless they bat well for 2-3 sessions continuously.”We dropped a few catches in the last match and it didn`t look like we will take 20 wickets on that pitch. So we will see how the wicket (at Old Trafford) is and then we will see who our best 4-5 bowlers are and then we will decide the team composition,” he said.last_img

10 days agoChelsea, Southampton chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allen

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first_imgChelsea, Southampton chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allenby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea and Southampton are both chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allen.The 15-year-old has already impressed on trials with Spurs and Manchester City.The Daily Express says Chelsea and Saints want to now run the rule over Allen during a trial period.Rangers are also interested in the Northern Irish attacking midfielder.Allen has already made his debut for the Linfield first-team this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more