First Quantum Minerals 2014 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about First Quantum Minerals ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (  2014 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Old Mutual Wealth Cup: England 27-13 Wales

first_img TAGS: Highlight The lowdown on the England-Wales clash at Twickenham – how did the sides shape up before their summer tours? England outscored Wales five tries to one to lift the inaugural Old Mutual Wealth Cup. Wales started the better, leading 10-0 after 12 minutes thanks to the boot of Dan Biggar and Rob Evans’s early try. However, Luther Burrell and Anthony Watson crossed to narrow the gap to 13-10 at half-time – and Wales couldn’t notch a single point in the second 40 minutes. Ben Youngs, Jack Clifford and Marland Yarde added further tries and had George Ford been more accurate with his goalkicking the scoreline would have made even uglier reading for Warren Gatland and his team.WHAT’S HOTFast and loose – To be fair, this could fall in either the ‘hot’ or ‘not’ column depending on your point of view! Neither England nor Wales had played for a couple of months and this match provided a decent warm-up ahead of the tours to Australia and New Zealand respectively. With the sun shining, they both kept the ball in hand, trying out various backs moves, but there were plenty of errors too – dropped balls, knock-ons, poor passes and the like.Open space: Wales’ Liam Williams tries to get past Jack Clifford. Photo: Getty ImagesIt was entertaining but both teams will need to tighten up their games before taking on their southern hemisphere opponents. England will be pleased with their clinical edge, if not the goalkicking, as it’s rare for any side to score five tries against Wales. They showed more creativity and invention than during the Six Nations, and will want to continue that development in Australia.Wales failed to capitalise on a couple of breaks and if they fail to take chances like that against the All Blacks, they have no chance of winning in New Zealand for those opportunities will be few and far between. At least their scramble defence prevented a couple of other possible England tries.Space invaders – Wales clearly came with a plan to close down England’s playmakers and George Ford found that out early on. On numerous occasions the likes of Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams put in big hits on the fly-half, closing down his ability to create attacks and distribute the ball accurately. It often led to knock-ons and loose passes.Trophy time: England celebrate with the Old Mutual Wealth Cup. Photo: Getty ImagesJonathan Joseph, too, had his space restricted and Wales scrambled well in defence too. At the end of the first half, England looked to have acres of space out wide after a turnover at a maul, but Liam Williams did well to tackle Anthony Watson before he left the 22, thus shutting down another England attack before it got started. In the second half, though, Wales found themselves stretched more severely in defence and when they managed to get hold of the ball, they couldn’t keep hold of it for very long. As Warren Gatland said post-match, they need to keep the tempo high for 80 minutes, rather than starting well and then dipping off.Family-packed crowd – Twickenham has become know as a bit of home for corporate types in recent years, but this game saw far more families in attendance – 10% of the crowd were children. There were plenty of fans who don’t normally have access to tickets for RBS 6 Nations games or autumn Internationals – and they clearly enjoyed the May sunshine, looking resplendent in white and red.WHAT’S NOTBiggar’s outburst – Jack Clifford’s try caused controversy in the 47th minute. The No 8, impressive throughout, broke clear from halfway to score near the posts and the TMO was called in to look at whether there was a knock-on from Dan Cole in the build-up. While the TMO ruled no, Wales – and particularly Dan Biggar – clearly felt it was the wrong decision, feeling Cole had deliberately tried to intercept the ball and had knocked it on. Of course players are not going to agree with every decision made by the officials, but the way Wales’ fly-half then remonstrated with the referee and refused to give George Ford the ball for the conversion is not the type of thing you want to see on the field. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Happy day: Marland Yarde celebrates his try – England’s fifth – against Wales. Photo: Getty Images Poor show: Wales fly-half Dan Biggar argues with referee Marius Mitrea. Photo: Getty ImagesFord’s kicking – In the first half alone, George Ford missed two conversions and a penalty for a total of 0% success rate from the tee. He’s looked short of confidence all season and this clearly came through as he took shots at goal. He started the second half with one kick from hand charged down and another missed conversion. In all, he slotted only one kick from seven – a shocking return. And the biggest cheer of the afternoon came when he slotted his first kick, converting Jack Clifford’s try from in front of the posts.The pressure was on Ford, with a lot of talk of whether Owen Farrell should wear the No 10 jersey in Australia. On this evidence, the Saracen has to start – he was faultless from the tee in the Aviva Premiership final and has been in sublime form in 2016, improving his distribution and running game no end. Although, Eddie Jones described Ford’s performance as “brilliant”, so selection might not be quite that straightforward!TMO check – It has to be said that Anthony Watson showed great awareness to twist and turn and stretch his hands above his head to touch the ball down when being tackle by George North. The decision of whether to award a try was put to the TMO and while one angle looked to show Watson touching the ball down on the line, others – not looked at by the officials – raised questions as to whether he was short. Surely all angles should be looked at to determine whether a try has been scored?Twist and shout: Anthony Watson twists to score as he’s tackled by George North. Photo: Getty ImagesENGLAND: M Brown; A Watson, J Joseph (E Daly 66), L Burrell, M Yarde; G Ford (O Devoto 75) B Youngs (D Care 56); M Mullan (E Genge 66), D Hartley (capt, T Taylor 77), D Cole (P Hill 69), J Launchbury, C Lawes (D Attwood 62), T Harrison, J Haskell (M Kvesic 62), J Clifford.Tries: Burrell, Watson, Youngs, Clifford, Yarde. Con: Ford.WALES: Liam Williams; G North, S Williams (G Anscombe 56), J Roberts, H Amos; D Biggar (R Priestland 56), R Webb (Lloyd Williams 66); R Evans (G Jenkins 56), S Baldwin (K Dacey 56), S Lee (R Jones 62), J Ball, AW Jones (J Turnbull 58), R Moriarty, Dan Lydiate (capt, J King 24), T Faletau.Try: Evans. Con: Biggar. Pens: Biggar 2.Man of the Match: Joe Launchbury Attendance: 81,128For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Tevita Kuridrani receives five week suspension for dangerous tackle

first_imgThursday Nov 21, 2013 Tevita Kuridrani receives five week suspension for dangerous tackle While the Wallabies are winning matches again, discipline is costing them as they not only internally banned some of their players, but now centre Tevita Kuridrani has been suspended for five matches for the tip-tackle he made against Ireland at the weekend. The Wallabies were convincing winners in Dublin but in the last ten minutes Kuridrani was red carded for what could be described as a silly, innocuous lifting tackle. These days the law states that it’s a red card, which didn’t affect the match, but he will also sit out the rest of the tour.Kuridrani was charged under Law 10.4(j) which states ‘Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst the player’s feet are still off the ground such that the player’s head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play.’The tackle was deemed to be a mid-range offence (8 weeks). An extra week was added as a deterrent, but it was then reduced by four due to the player’s previous good record, and no doubt the fact that he wasn’t the only player involved in the tackle.Barring a successful appeal, he will miss their upcoming matches against Scotland and Wales.“We put a lot of effort into that, because we thought we had a pretty good case,” said coach Ewen McKenzie after the disciplinary hearing, stating that they will probably appeal if they have can.“We went through it frame by frame for some time. It didn’t look great in real time, but when you go through all the elements, there were other people involved in the tackle, we presented a good case I thought but didn’t get the outcome we wanted.“He’s available for Super Rugby, that’s the upside, but at the same token he’s got that sitting on his record, so if there was a next time your starting point is way down the track. I’m fully aware of other situations of guys who’ve had multiple situations and got lesser outcomes.“I feel for him at the moment. You look at like for like, that was part of our case, some of the other judgements that have been passed down,” he added. Wallaby team to face Scotland:15 Israel Folau, 14 Joe Tomane, 13 Christian Leali’ifano, 12 Mike Harris, 11 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben Mowen (c), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper.Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Ben Alexander, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Sitaleki Timani, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Nic White, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Bernard Foley.Do you think a five week ban is a fair ruling, or was the Red Card sufficient? ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The Drift House Proposal / The Open Workshop

first_imgArchDaily Projects Canada The Drift House Proposal / The Open WorkshopSave this projectSaveThe Drift House Proposal / The Open WorkshopSave this picture!Courtesy of The Open Workshop / Neeraj BhatiaWritten by Alison Furuto Share The Drift House Proposal / The Open Workshop ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”center_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses CopyWith shelters and settlements in northern Canada currently undergoing a housing crisis due to decadent construction and energy costs, the corresponding ramifications on overcrowding and deprivation have resulted. What the Drift House aims to do is hybridize the intelligence of tradition and technology of both housing systems to offer direction on future constructions in the Arctic. Designed by Neeraj Bhatia of The Open Workshop, this housing prototype for northern climates proposes a series of snow fences that passively utilize snowdrift to form a new dwelling type by calibrating the snow fences with differential mesh openings and height. More images and architect’s description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of The Open Workshop / Neeraj BhatiaWith insufficient core populations to support public structures, the typology of dwelling has attained the highest level of refinement within the Arctic’s unique climate. Pre-WWII indigenous Inuit Housing Types had embedded connections to the local landscape, its orientation, materials and fabrication, while embracing the nomadic Inuit lifestyle. With zero ecological footprint, these temporal dwellings employed opportunities from the landscape and atmosphere to form a complex shelter that negotiated thermal performance, local materials, soft construction techniques, program and cultural values. Save this picture!Courtesy of The Open Workshop / Neeraj BhatiaPermanent architecture –in the form of prefabricated Government housing– was employed in an effort to assert Arctic Sovereignty during the Cold War era by the Canadian Government. Despite instilling new notions of comfort and durability, this new housing neglected the cultural and sustainable intelligence of traditional dwellings. Importing a ‘southern’ model of dwelling, these hermetic containers were highly contingent on imported materials, energy consumption, labor, and transport costs, while forcing a transformation to the Inuit lifestyle that severed a connection to the dynamic landscape. These typologies have formed the template for Arctic shelter and settlements in Canada that still persists today.  Save this picture!Courtesy of The Open Workshop / Neeraj BhatiaWhile the snow fence is a static infrastructure to protect roadways, it is manipulated to produce a precise pattern of passive snow accumulation from the dynamics of snowdrift. By understanding a malleable system, such as snowdrift, architecture can be formed in response to the landscape — calibrating, mitigating and using once ‘problematic’ environments in an opportunistic manner. Save this picture!summer planThe house is comprised of four nested surfaces formed of ETFE panels that create a series of climatic zones that are parasitic to the calibrated snowdrifts. The accumulated snow passively ‘builds’ part of the dwelling, while also serving as a counterweight to the light cantilevered structure. The nested thermal environments produce a series of thermal zones related to the interior program and traditional lifestyles.  Save this picture!winter planThis hybridized space — a series of planes positioned in relation to a dynamic system, meshes high-tech thermal materials with the landscape (snow) to create soft thermal gradients. By using snow as a material, structural counterweight, and enclosure, the Drift House is able to passively accumulate a responsive shelter through the manipulation of a generic technology (the snow fence) to form new a typology of dwelling and construction.  Architects: Neeraj Bhatia/The Open WorkshopLocation: Northern CanadaProject Research and Design Team: Neeraj Bhatia (Director), Tracy Bremer, Mary Casper, ZachariahGlennon, Alicia Hergenroeder, Brian Lee & Sonia Ramundi Funded by: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MIT Lawrence B. Anderson Award & Rice School of Architecture Faculty Research GrantYear: 2012Project gallerySee allShow lessAD Round Up: Architecture in New ZealandRevisited’Wallcano’: Collider Activity Center Competition Entry / Zohar ArchitectsUnbuilt Project Share CopyAbout this officeThe Open WorkshopOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesResidentialCanadaPublished on March 26, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “The Drift House Proposal / The Open Workshop” 26 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Casa Vitacura / Riesco+Rivera architects

first_img “COPY” Projects Houses Photographs:  Aryeh Kornfeld Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Chile Casa Vitacura / Riesco+Rivera architectsSave this projectSaveCasa Vitacura / Riesco+Rivera architects CopyAbout this officeRiesco + Rivera Arquitectos AsociadosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesvitacuraChilePublished on January 21, 2016Cite: “Casa Vitacura / Riesco+Rivera architects” [Casa Vitacura / Riesco+Rivera arquitectos] 21 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More 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 Manufacturers: CHC, Cintac®, MK, Melón HormigonesSave this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The commissioned work was that of a home for a young family, to placed on a plot of land with limited sized space for building.Save this picture!Planta PrimeraSave this picture!Cortesía de Riesco+Rivera arquitectosIn attempt to free up the highst possible amound of land, it was decided to raise the bedrooms and family room onto the second floor, taking advantage the view by using the first floor deck.Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldIt was also decided to keep the visual connection between the front and back of the site. That’s why a deck was made to act as an enclosure for the main public spaces. Save this picture!© Aryeh KornfeldBy means of movable pieces it is possible to combine or break up up spaces as well as the connections to the exterior.Save this picture!ElevaciónSave this picture!DetalleProject gallerySee allShow lessBartlett Students Develop New Method for 3D Printing ConcreteArchitecture NewsFrozen Architecture: From Glistening Snow Shows to Multi-Colored Ice FestivalsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Casa Vitacura / Riesco+Rivera architects CopyHouses•Vitacura, Chilecenter_img Architects: Riesco + Rivera Arquitectos Asociados Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Aryeh Kornfeld+ 26 Share 2009 Area:  166 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Year: last_img read more

Institute announces results of October’s ‘Innovation Zone’

first_img Howard Lake | 5 February 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute announces results of October’s ‘Innovation Zone’ The Institute of Fundraising has announced the results of its second quarterly ‘Innovation Zone’ in which an independent panel assess new and innovative fundraising services or products.At the latest Innovation Zone, which took place on 16 October 2006, the panel assessed Long-form Direct Response TV (DRTV) presented by MC&C, and presented by Move for Good.Long-form DRTV is a 15-minute long direct response infomercial shown back-to-back in a 30-minute slot on a UK multi-channel television station at the time and on the channel chosen by the charity, with 82 channels to choose from. Repeated exposure is designed to build empathy in viewers “and results in conversion rates of 80-90% vs 30% from short-form DRTV”. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Digital About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Move for Good is based on the premise that, when donors move, they often fail to notify charities they support, resulting in lost contact for the charity and ultimately, lost donations. Home moving also sees a large amount of money being spent in a short period of time, which at the moment, charities do not tap into. Move for Good finds donors an estate agency that will sell their home and passes the donor’s details to the agency.The panel of Organisational members of the Instititute gave each product a rating on the scale of 1-5, (1*-low, 5*****-high).Long-form Direct Response TV (DRTV):Practical application ** Innovation ****Fundraising Potential ***Move for Good:Practical application ****Innovation ***Fundraising Potential ***Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, explained why the Innovation Zone had been established: “Charities are often contacted by suppliers and agencies trying to sell them a new fundraising idea, which they don’t have time to investigate. That is where the Innovation Zone comes in. As well as encouraging new ideas, Innovation Zone acts as a filter.”The findings of the Innovation Zone Panel have been published in a full report, available exclusively to Organisational members of the Institute of Fundraising. A summary report is also available for other interested parties via the Institute’s website.The panel will re-convene in on 28 February 2007 to assess new products and services. The closing date for applications is 19 February.last_img read more

Trocaire launches new DRTV ad

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Overseas development agency trocaire has launched a new DRTV ad via agency Watson Phillips Norman. The new campaign, titled ‘Dream’ has been designed to recruit new regular givers to the charity with a 5 euro or £3 ask.The ad will be screened across Northern Ireland on UTV and C4 and the Republic of Ireland on RTE 1&2, TV3, SkyOne & News, GT4 E4, Paramount, Channel 6 and Living TV.Original footage for the ad was shot on location in Guatemala and Uganda this year, visiting urban slums in Guatemala and displacement camps in Northern Uganda. Howard Lake | 11 August 2008 | News Trocaire launches new DRTV adlast_img read more

Welcome to New York, Oscar!

first_imgMembers of the Boricua [Puerto Rican] Diaspora and many supporters of the cause of Puerto Rican liberation are celebrating the presence of former political prisoner Oscar López Rivera in New York City.The board of directors of the Puerto Rican National Parade of New York had chosen to honor López Rivera. As they explained on their webpage “The decision to integrate López Rivera in the parade was taken to honor the commitment and hard work of thousands of people — Puerto Ricans or not — whose efforts contributed to the commutation of his sentence. At the same time, we seek to make known the history of Oscar López Rivera, the serious colonial situation in Puerto Rico and the questions of identity that continue to arise, even today.”However, corporate and pro-colonialist voices quickly began to threaten the board’s decision. Corporations, including AT&T, Coca-Cola, the Yankees baseball team, JetBlue, Univision and Goya Foods withdrew their backing. Right-wing political groups and individuals like New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, organizations of police and firefighters said they would not march in the parade. Right-wing Puerto Rican politicians in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico also added their voices to this complaint, including the current governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló, who — incongruously — had asked for the release of López Rivera last year.To put a stop to the growing divide between Puerto Ricans, López Rivera wrote to the parade’s board rejecting his nomination: “Instead of being honored, I am transferring that honor, as I indicated in a June 1 publication, to our Pioneers who came to the United States and opened doors. … As I also stated in the published editorial, I will march in the parade as a humble Puerto Rican and grandfather, who at 74, after serving 35 years in prison, remains committed to help to raise awareness about the crisis in Puerto Rico.” (, June 2)The star presence of this Puerto Rican hero in the parade has highlighted what is really happening in the Puerto Rican nation: the struggle for the very survival of Puerto Rican identity that is confronting the immense assault of imperialist capitalism, represented more forcefully in Puerto Rico by U.S. annexationist forces. What has always existed in Puerto Rico since the Yankee invasion in 1898 is again developing: the confrontation between imperialism and independence.Now that the Puerto Rican people are confronting the murderous onslaught of a fiscal control board — this junta is the true PR government — which represents U.S. capitalist interests imposed by the U.S. Congress itself, attempts are made once again to muzzle those calling for liberation.On this 60th anniversary of the Puerto Rican Parade of New York — and at the 100th anniversary of the imposition of the United States’ nationality on the Boricua people — it is necessary to recall the origins of the parade.It was born out of the effort to overcome the racism and xenophobia experienced by the first Puerto Ricans who had to emigrate to New York City in the 1950s. It was to bring a sense of community and Boricua solidarity within the coldness of the city of New York.But also, author Nelson Denis reminds us in his article, “The Deep Secret of the Puerto Rican Day Parade,” (, that its origin came only one year after the criminal Law 53 or Gag Law was repealed in PR. Under this law, ten years of prison were imposed on those who carried a PR flag or sang the national anthem, or whoever said a single word against the U.S. tyranny. For nine years the Boricua people lived under this gag, which meant the arrest of thousands. According to the article, 3,000 people were arrested in a single week, including 8-year-olds.The presence of thousands of Puerto Rican flags in the parade and — by extension — the deep love every Puerto Rican has for that flag, consciously or unconsciously, can be traced back to this prohibition.Today, most Puerto Rican people reside in the United States as a result of the largest migratory wave in Puerto Rican history, itself caused by the lack of jobs and resources in the archipelago. Now, when the presence of Oscar López represents that desire for unity while seeking a real solution to the immense social, political and economic crisis of the Puerto Rican archipelago, a solution that could only be for the benefit of the people under independence as the only formula leading to true sovereignty, the intention of imperialism is to muzzle the voices of liberation.Joubert-Ceci is editor of the Mundo Obrero page of the weekly Workers World-MO, and a member of the Philadelphia/Camden Boricua Committee.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Numbers on hospital trollies rise as nurses consider strike action

first_img Previous articleMunster Rugby Weekly FixturesNext articleBring in the Emergency Task Force Staff Reporter Facebook Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AS a total of 41 patients wait on trolleys at the University Hospital Limerick this Tuesday, nurses will know next Monday following a week of balloting if they will go on strike on January 27 next.However the HSE say that they are working to address the issues but January is traditionally a busy time of the year and the age profile and complex condition of patients presenting is “contributing to the increase in pressure”.Meantime, balloting of members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation started this Monday while 25 patients waited on trollies at the Limerick hospital, but just 24 hours later the number had jumped to almost double.INMO figures according to Trolley Watch this Tuesday, show that Limerick has the joint second highest numbers waiting on trollies in the country. University Hospital Limerick is joined by Beaumont Hospital in Dublin with 41 patients on trollies while Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda has 45 patients on trollies.Nationally, the figures indicate that a total of 601 patients are waiting on trollies this Tuesday – up from Monday’s figure of 563.Nurses say that there are up to 70 nursing positions vacant and if they are filled, they would be able to provide the safe level of care required in the region.The INMO is renewing its call for the cancellation of all planned elective (routine) admissions, to the country’s acute hospitals, for a minimum of two weeks as the level of overcrowding, in the country’s emergency departments, reached an all time high.Following what they say were “extensive contacts with its members in ED departments over the weekend, The INMO has been found that this level of overcrowding has again resulted in the compromising of patient care in many ways including.“The current situation must be treated as a health service crisis requiring a national response which is not hampered by normal bureaucratic, administrative practices and limitations.”The group say that “patient care is now being severely compromised and this cannot be tolerated any longer”.Limerick TD, Willie O’Dea is calling on the Minister for Health to intervene immediately in the crisis.“Overcrowding is crippling the emergency department at University Hospital Limerick and is putting patients’ safety at risk. This is a crisis which has been deteriorating steadily in recent years, but the Minister and his predecessor have stood back and refused to take action and now the numbers on trolleys have reached record levels despite Minister Reilly declaring in 2011 that there would never be a problem with overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick again.“Instead the situation is so bad in the Mid-West that around 1,000 nurses throughout the region are balloting for industrial action over attempts by management to place even more trolleys on wards.“Some of the people languishing on these trolleys are suffering with serious conditions, others are elderly and all of them are being made suffer the indignity and exposure of being treated on a trolley. This is not the health service that we deserve.”Responding, the HSE said that they are working to address the issues.“January is traditionally a very busy time in the Emergency Department at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) and we are, as expected seeing an increase in emergency presentations.“Amongst the key factors contributing to the increase in pressure within the ED is the older age profile of patients presenting and the complexity of issues they have. As a result, we are experiencing delays in discharging these patients home or to other appropriate settings. We are working with our colleagues in the community to secure extra beds to address these delayed discharges.“As part of our escalation plan to address the expected increase, UL Hospitals has opened additional beds across the group and patients who have finished their care are being discharged home or to the community. Where possible patients are being transferred from UHL to Ennis, Nenagh and St John’s for ongoing treatment and elective non-emergency surgery has been deferred.“UL Hospitals apologises that any patient has to be wait to be admitted. Patients are reminded to keep the ED for emergencies only and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance. Local Injury Units are open in Ennis and Nenagh Hospitals from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday and 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday at St. John’s Hospital.“Patients aged 5 years+ with minor injuries; for example suspected broken bones in arm or lower leg, sprains, strains, minor scalds, burns or cuts are encouraged to visit their Local Injury Units for treatment,” the statement concluded. 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Schulte Roth & Zabel Announces Addition of Leading M&A Lawyer Jeffrey Symons

first_img TAGS  WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Previous articleBioCurate Eyes Next Phase of Growth With Appointment of Acting CEONext articleCLO-CLO™ Vegan Foods Introduces New Line of Exotic Tasting Vegan Pizzas as Consumer Demand for Plant-Based Foods Soars Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) announces the addition of Jeffrey Symons as a partner in the M&A and Securities Group, resident in the New York office. He joins the firm from Jones Day, where he was a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Symons focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, minority and preferred investments, restructurings, related-party transactions and corporate finance. With over 20 years of experience, he has advised corporations and private equity firms on transactional matters with an aggregate value in excess of $150 billion. Mr. Symons has extensive experience advising clients on corporate governance, activism, takeover preparedness and fiduciary duty matters. His practice has involved transactions in a variety of industries, including health care and pharmaceuticals, technology services, telecommunications, energy, transportation, financial services, media and entertainment and manufacturing. “We are excited to welcome Jeff to the firm. His significant experience in both private equity and strategic M&A will further enhance our strong capabilities,” said Ele Klein, chair of the M&A and Securities Group, co-chair of the global Shareholder Activism Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “Jeff has an outstanding reputation for providing strategic counsel on complex transactions across a broad range of industries,” said David Efron, SRZ co-managing partner and co-head of the Investment Management Group. “Jeff is an excellent addition to our leading corporate group and we are thrilled to have him join the team as private equity M&A activity continues to increase,” commented Marc Elovitz, SRZ co-managing partner and chair of the Investment Management Regulatory & Compliance Group. “SRZ is an industry leader recognized for its sophisticated M&A practice. I am delighted to be a part of this talented team,” said Mr. Symons. SRZ’s M&A and securities lawyers regularly advise on complex deals for many of the world’s most active and influential private equity firms. The firm’s M&A transactions have been consistently recognized as “Deals of the Year” by industry rankings and the group is recognized by both Chambers and The Legal 500. About Schulte Roth & Zabel Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP ( ) is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry, the firm regularly advises clients on corporate and transactional matters and provides counsel on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The firm’s practices include: antitrust; bank regulatory; bankruptcy & creditors’ rights litigation; blockchain technology & digital assets; broker-dealer regulatory & enforcement; business reorganization; complex commercial litigation; cybersecurity & data privacy; distressed debt & claims trading; distressed investing; education law; employment & employee benefits; energy; environmental; finance & derivatives; financial institutions; hedge funds; individual client services; insurance; intellectual property, sourcing & technology; investment management; litigation; litigation finance; mergers & acquisitions; PIPEs; private equity; real estate; real estate capital markets & REITs; real estate litigation; regulated funds; regulatory & compliance; securities & capital markets; securities enforcement; securities litigation; securitization; shareholder activism; tax; and white collar defense & government investigations. View source version on CONTACT: Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Diven Faron [email protected]| +1 202.469.4616Group Gordon Inc. Lana Gersten [email protected]| +1 312.846.1655 KEYWORD: NEW YORK EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LEGAL FINANCE SOURCE: Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 03:06 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 03:06 PM Facebook Twitter Schulte Roth & Zabel Announces Addition of Leading M&A Lawyer Jeffrey Symons Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Pinterestlast_img read more