Renaissance to launch $500m London float

first_imgWednesday 16 March 2011 3:50 am Tags: NULL More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Oman’s Renaissance Services oilfield services unit Topaz Energy and Marine will launch a $500m (£310m) London listing to fund expansion plans and repay existing debt facilities, it said.The initial public offering will include an over-allotment option of existing shares of up to 15 percent of the total global offer, the company said in a statement.The statement did not provide a range for pricing but Renaissance’s Topaz Energy and Marine stake is expected to be above 51 per cent after the IPO, it said in its 2010 annual report.The deal is subject to approval by Renaissance shareholders at its annual general meeting on March 28.As part of its growth strategy, Dubai-based Topaz plans to spend $2.2bn to $2.5bn between 2011 to 2013 to acquire 75 vessels for its fleet.“The next few years are expected to see significant growth in the sectors in which we operate and will also offer opportunities to expand into new offshore areas,” Topaz Chief Executive Fazel A. Fazelbhoy in the statement.“This transaction will provide us with the financial resources to maximise this potential.”The company plans to focus expansion in deep-water operating environments such as West Africa and Brazil.The Gulf’s IPO market has suffered after the global financial crisis dampened investor appetite for regional offerings, forcing some firms to look at London as an alternate destination.Global ports operator DP World has been eyeing a dual listing on the London exchange unhappy with its market valuation on Nasdaq Dubai.Topaz – one of the biggest oil services companies in the Middle East – is the top holding in Renaissance’s portfolio of companies. Muscat-listed Renaissance has operations mainly in Oman and calls itself a “multinational holding company” offering services to the oil and gas industry.JPMorgan Cazenove and Bank of America are leading the London-based flotation. whatsapp Share Renaissance to launch $500m London float John Dunne Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Heritage Oil shares surge after talk of takeover interest from the Middle East

first_img Tags: NULL Thursday 17 March 2011 8:49 pm Share HERITAGE Oil and Gas shares leapt 8.2 per cent to 313.5p yesterday after a report that a suitor from Abu Dhabi had made an informal takeover bid. Heritage turned down the £1.2bn, or 425p per share indicative offer after receiving a letter from the group’s advisers. Shares in the FTSE 250-listed group made their highest jump in seven weeks after the report after a volatile few months for Heritage, which has been battered by exploration disappointment and then buoyed by takeover rumours. The identity of the bidder is not clear, though sources in the Middle East said yesterday it was not the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority or its government-run peer Mubadala, which was set up to diversify the UAE’s economy. Heritage and the sovereign wealth funds declined to comment. IAN HANNAMJP MORGAN CAZENOVEIAN Hannam, managing director at JP Morgan Cazenove and lead Heritage Oil & Gas adviser, is a well-known name on the London oil, gas and mining circuit. He was involved in the 2001 merger and 2005 London listing of BHP Billiton, around which time he befriended its then-chief financial officer Mick Davis. When Davis became the boss of Xstrata, a JPM Caz team led by Hannam moved too, later steering the miner’s £8.4bn acquisition of Canadian peer Falconbridge in 2006. Hannam is also advising Nat Rothschild’s Vallar mining venture, which is due to seal its first purchases in April but it is relationship with Davis that he is best known for.Hannam started his career as a chartered engineer at Taylor Woodrow before switching to investment banking. His reputation in the City as a candid negotiator might stem from his military past – he is a former member of the Territorial Army’s answer to the SAS. His other clients include Fresnillo, SAB Miller and Devro. JP Morgan Cazenove has advised Heritage since it floated in 2008. Also involved at the bank is Barry Weir, the M&A veteran currently working on Topaz’s £1bn London float. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Heritage Oil shares surge after talk of takeover interest from the Middle East More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years KCS-content last_img read more

Ireland rue missed opportunities

first_img“It may have been an improved performance but we’re there to get a win. We need to keep playing in this way (scoring tries), but get better at what we’re doing.”O’Driscoll urged his team-mates to step up to the plate, and called on Ireland’s outsiders to help improve the standard within the squad.“We’re not being clinical and that’s what’s killing us, but there are factors within our control, like individual errors,” said O’Driscoll. “Guys have to look at their own individual performances and the errors they made, and there needs to be pressure on the starting 15 from the other players – you need to up your game or you’ll be replaced.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS THREE POINTS would have brought the scores level, a try would have won Ireland the game. Last week against Italy Ronan O’Gara split the posts with just three minutes to go, but despite a capacity crowd at the Aviva Stadium willing a repeat performance, the scores remained 22-25 for the last 11 minutes, leaving the fans, players and management regretting what could have been a significant victory for Ireland.The hosts lost despite scoring three tries to France’s one, but ill-discipline cost them dearly and left France still well in the game at the break. French scrum-half Morgan Parra’s 100% kicking rate meant the score was 15-12 going in at half-time, with everything to play for.Captain Brian O’Driscoll blamed his team’s high penalty count for the defeat, and said: “It was a kick in the teeth. We could have won, but unforced errors cost us today. Goal-kicking is a huge part of the game and ill discipline can be punished. It’s difficult to take.”The majority of France’s points were kicked by Morgan Parra and replacement Dimitri Yachvili, while Fergus McFadden, Tomás O’Leary and Jamie Heaslip all crossed for Ireland but this brought no consolation to Declan Kidney and his men.“There were positives but we need to get the results, and the public who pay money to come here and watch want to see results,” said Kidney. “They got too many turnovers and penalties, on the wrong side of the half-way line for us, and it was an opportunity missed. ROME – FEBRUARY 05: Brian O’Driscoll of Ireland during the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Italy and Ireland at Stadio Flaminio on February 5, 2011 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images for RBS) Ireland now have a fortnight to mull over their defeat and a plan of action to adopt against Scotland, and Kidney will be following the advice of his captain, and keeping a close eye on the rugby being played around the country.“Two weeks is a long time and there’s a Magners League round to be played in that time,” said Kidney. “I still have faith in the team, but we need to look at the guys who didn’t start today.”last_img read more

Glass House for Diver / Naf Architect & Design

first_img Glass House for Diver / Naf Architect & Design Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Etajima, Japan “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNaf Architect & DesignOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesEtajima3D ModelingJapanPublished on July 23, 2012Cite: “Glass House for Diver / Naf Architect & Design” 23 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?驾驶员的玻璃房 / naf architect & design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 ArchDaily Save this picture!© Noriyuki Yano+ 45 Share Glass House for Diver / Naf Architect & DesignSave this projectSaveGlass House for Diver / Naf Architect & Design Architects: Naf Architect & Design Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Noriyuki YanoText description provided by the architects. This building is based on a simple system of stacking large concrete blocks of 1.0 m x 1.0 m x 1.5m like building blocks on top of one another to make a structure with big undulation like breakwater or wave-dissipating blocks. These large concrete blocks are manufactured at any cement factory in Etajima city, Hiroshima, at a very low price as excess cement is reused and often used for surface of retaining wall or anchors of rafts for cultured oysters. These large concrete blocks are manufactured from leftover concrete whenever there is an order of concrete at cement factory, as there will always be a surplus, and sold as a product instead of discarding. As concrete blocks are manufactured at such a rate, according to the operation situation of the factories, the construction progressed according to the pace of the manufacture of the concrete blocks. The construction of this building was not based on the time schedule, as in standard construction progress, but waited for the stock of large concrete blocks to continue the work; a “slow architecture” perceived ridiculous in modern construction work.Save this picture!© Noriyuki YanoRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausGroove is cut on the surface of these blocks to have them lifted by cranes. By stacking blocks to make vertical line of this groove, reinforcing steel can be placed through the blocks to secure quake resistance. This method of stacking is made standardized to give variation of direction and intervals; at a place giving view and making passage of the wind and at another place securing the privacy. Save this picture!© Noriyuki YanoOverall composition of the building consists of roof and transparent glass to enclose interior space with the aforementioned concrete block structure. There is no roof over the concrete blocks. Therefore rays of the sun pour over the blocks, and the reflection of the light shines inside the house. Furthermore, vines of various flowers will be planted along the block, changing breakwater-like structure to a hill of flower and greenery in the future. Save this picture!Mass of stacked large concrete blocks is far too enormous as a structure of a building, and the silhouette is far from ordinary. The building also has a function of landscape which controls wind, light and green, leading these factors interior and giving freedom to the interior space which exceed the form of conventional architecture. Save this picture!© Noriyuki Yano Project gallerySee allShow lessRaimund Abraham’s Final Work / Photographer Thomas MayerArticlesAD Recommends: Best of the WeekArticles Share Year:  Photographs 2011 Area:  104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Japan “COPY”last_img read more

Yangtai Shan Villa / Design Crew for Architecture

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation, Extension•Beijing, China CopyAbout this officeDesign Crew for ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationExtensionBeijingHousesRefurbishmentRenovationChinaPublished on April 07, 2015Cite: “Yangtai Shan Villa / Design Crew for Architecture” 06 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?阳台山别墅 / Design Crew for Architecture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 2014 Year:  Houses Year:  photographs:  Jinpeng YUANPhotographs:  Jinpeng YUANSize:160 m² (renovation) + 150 m² (extension)Cost:1,000,000 CNYArchitect In Charge:Jinpeng YUANPartners In Charge:Nicolas CHAUSSON, Jiaoyang HUANGCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jinpeng YUANRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Yangtai Shan mountain is located west of Beijing, this is a well-known place for its orchards. Very nice in the spring with all the flowering trees, Yangtai Shan is a popular vacation spot for Pekingese. Thus, our client wanted to build his country house, as a quiet bubble, to share moments with family and friends and escape from the capital’s stress.Save this picture!© Jinpeng YUANSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jinpeng YUANThe existing building on the site was a very typical architecture of local empirical constructions both formally and functionally. Complementing the L-shaped plan of the existing, the extension closes the shape to create a square and a central courtyard.Save this picture!© Jinpeng YUANSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jinpeng YUANThe new building has a modern geometry: the south east corner shows the curved profiles of traditional roofing and can offer beautiful ceiling heights for the important rooms. The materiality of the brick, as a traditional material produced locally, is developed in all its aspects. The expression of the facades, alternating solid walls and screen walls, is reinterpreted on the courtyard’s ground making the link with the renovated existing building.Save this picture!© Jinpeng YUANProject gallerySee allShow lessSmoking Room Grand Tree Musashikosugi / HOAPSelected ProjectsArchiculture Interviews: Sway CallowayVideos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projectscenter_img Architects: Design Crew for Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jinpeng YUAN+ 18 Share Photographs 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Yangtai Shan Villa / Design Crew for ArchitectureSave this projectSaveYangtai Shan Villa / Design Crew for Architecture Yangtai Shan Villa / Design Crew for Architecture “COPY” Chinalast_img read more

Wootton George to implement Advance Housing’s first legacy campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wootton George to implement Advance Housing’s first legacy campaign Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies legacies Howard Lake | 2 March 2011 | News  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wootton George Consulting, the strategy and fundraising consultancy, has been appointed by Oxfordshire-based registered social landlord Advance Housing and Support to develop a new legacy campaign in support of its work.Although Advance receives occasional windfall legacies, until now it has not had a planned legacy campaign in place. It therefore asked Wootton George Consulting to design and implement a new legacy strategy.Simon George, Director of Wootton George Consulting, said: “Our legacy work specialises in start-up campaigns and in revitalising existing promotions. Our 3P’s approach (People, Proposition and Promotional channels) ensures a logical framework and aims to integrate legacy fundraising into other activities as far as possible, in order to keep costs down.” 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.last_img read more

GM 1937, Amazon 2021: ¿De qué lado estás?

first_imgGeneral Motors 1937, Amazon 2021 Por lo tanto, la lucha plantea la pregunta de la famosa canción sindical: ¿De qué lado estás? Las condiciones en las líneas de montaje de GM no eran tan diferentes de las de Amazon. Uno de los principales problemas que motivaban la lucha por la representación de la UAW era el famoso “speedup”, cuando la dirección hacía correr más rápido el montaje en movimiento para aumentar la producción. Las empresas ricas estaban unidas en su oposición a los sindicatos. Contrataron a matones mercenarios de la famosa organización antisindical Pinkerton. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Esto es una rotunda mentira. “En 2019, Amazon registró 14.000 lesiones graves en todos sus centros de cumplimiento, lo que equivale a una tasa de lesiones de 7,7 lesiones graves por cada 100 empleados, encontró Reveal. Eso es casi el doble del estándar más reciente de la industria, según Reveal. Amazon también puede estar subregistrando las lesiones de los trabajadores del almacén”. (cnbc, 29 de septiembre de 2020) Una vez ganada la representación sindical, la batalla no ha hecho más que empezar. Luego viene la lucha por conseguir un contrato decente. Podría ser necesaria una huelga, y los partidarios del sindicato podrían ser despedidos. Amazon podría amenazar con cerrar el almacén, como ha hecho Walmart cuando se organizaron las tiendas. La campaña para organizar a Amazon es comparable en importancia a la obtención del primer contrato sindical de GM en 1937. Tácticamente hay diferencias entre una elección con voto secreto y una huelga, ya sea un piquete exterior o una ocupación. Pero la esencia de clase es la misma: el trabajo contra el capital.  Amazon se jacta en su sitio web de que sus trabajadores ganan 15 dólares por hora -una reciente concesión al movimiento masivo de trabajadores de bajos salarios, Fight for $15- y tienen beneficios de salud. Bessemer tiene una tasa de pobreza del 25%, y el 19% de los residentes no tienen seguro médico. Alabama es uno de los 21 estados que todavía tienen un salario mínimo igual o inferior al mínimo federal de 7,25 dólares la hora. Los organizadores del recién creado Congreso de Organizaciones Industriales reconocieron la clave del éxito futuro: Una victoria en GM tendría un efecto domino, inspirando exitosas campañas sindicales en una serie de industrias. Pero no sería fácil conseguir que GM hiciera lo que juró que nunca haría: reconocer un sindicato. Fue necesaria una ocupación de 44 días de las plantas de GM en Flint, Michigan, para forzar la mano de la empresa. Amazon -que comercializa su dispositivo de monitorización, el Modjoul SmartBelt a otras empresas- afirma que está diseñado “para que puedas priorizar las áreas de atención para la seguridad y la productividad”. Lo que más se necesita es una solidaridad masiva y global. Ninguno de nosotros está muy lejos de un almacén de Amazon o de una tienda de Whole Foods donde podamos poner un piquete de solidaridad. Esta fuerza laboral de mayoría afroamericana no sólo se enfrenta al hombre más rico del mundo, el director general de Amazon, Jeff Bezos, sino también a la segunda empresa más grande de Estados Unidos, y la novena del mundo. Amazon, incluida Whole Foods, propiedad de Amazon, tiene 1,37 millones de trabajadores sólo en Estados Unidos. Esta cifra no incluye a los repartidores. Amazon tiene la mayor capitalización bursátil -basada en el valor de las acciones y el número de acciones en circulación- de todas las empresas del mundo.center_img Ahora, menos de un año después de que el almacén de Bessemer abriera sus puertas el pasado mes de marzo, al menos 2.000 trabajadores de Amazon han firmado tarjetas sindicales, suficientes para que la NLRB ordene unas elecciones. Entre los trabajadores que no eran bienvenidos en la AFL estaban los obreros negros del acero de Bessemer. Fue necesario el sindicato Mine, Mill and Smelter, dirigido por el Partido Comunista, para organizar las fábricas del sur profundo. Los trabajadores negros de la siderurgia del sur fueron una parte importante de la historia laboral en los años 30. Incluso hoy la conciencia sindical es alta en Bessemer. Allí, en el almacén BHM1 de Amazon, miles de trabajadores luchan por un sindicato. A pesar de las estridentes objeciones de Amazon, la Junta Nacional de Relaciones Laborales está llevando a cabo una elección de representación sindical por correo. Desde el 8 de febrero hasta el 29 de marzo, los trabajadores enviarán por correo las papeletas indicando si quieren ser representados por el Sindicato de Trabajadores de Minoristas, Mayoristas y Grandes Almacenes, afiliado a United Food and Commercial Workers. Existen paralelismos históricos entre la lucha actual y un período anterior de feroces batallas de clase: la década de 1930. La mayor empresa del mundo era entonces General Motors, cuyo presidente, Alfred P. Sloan, era el ejecutivo mejor pagado del mundo. Los trabajadores eran vigilados por la elaborada red de espías de la empresa GM. Los partidarios del United Automobile Workers escondían sus botones sindicales bajo el cuello de la camisa. Bessemer, Alabama, situada en las afueras de Birmingham y con una población de 26.500 habitantes -alrededor de un 75% de afroamericanos- se ha convertido en un foco central de toda la lucha de clases.Solidaridad con la huelga de brazos caídos de Flint dentro de las plantas de GM Teniendo en cuenta esto, conseguir un trabajo en Amazon podría parecer un golpe de suerte. Pero el salario no es suficiente para mantener a una familia en 2021. Además, 15 dólares por hora ni siquiera se acercan al valor que los trabajadores de Amazon producen para el CEO Bezos, cuya riqueza se expande a un ritmo actual de ¡$2.537 dólares por segundo! Lo que está en juego en la batalla actual no podría ser mayor – con ramificaciones para los trabajadores de Amazon en todas partes y, en última instancia, para la clase obrera mundial. Los trabajadores de la BHM1 de Amazon necesitan saber que la clase obrera internacional les respalda. Eso inclinará la balanza y les ayudará a ganar contra el cibermillonario más rico de la historia de la humanidad.  El 11 de febrero se cumple el 84º aniversario de la victoria en la famosa huelga de brazos caídos de Flint. En 1937, hubo más de 500 sentadas y otras huelgas en las que participaron trabajadores de la siderurgia, la industria cárnica y otras plantas, así como del comercio minorista, la hostelería y el sector público. Tras la victoria de los trabajadores de Flint, los sindicatos del CIO crecieron exponencialmente, incorporando al movimiento obrero a trabajadores industriales que la conservadora Federación Americana del Trabajo, basada en la artesanía, había descartado. Amazon ha lanzado un sitio web de propaganda, “Hazlo sin cuotas”, destinado a conseguir que los trabajadores de Bessemer voten en contra de la representación sindical. Hay miedo e intimidación; el voto mayoritario no está garantizado.  Las condiciones de trabajo, descritas como “agotadoras”, son insoportables. Se utilizan cámaras y software espía desarrollados por la propia Amazon para controlar la productividad de los trabajadores, las pausas para ir al baño y cualquier tipo de “datos relacionados con el movimiento humano, la ubicación y el entorno”, según presume la empresa. Se vigila a los empleados para que defiendan a los sindicatos.last_img read more

OPINION: Letter to the editor regarding diversity

first_imgTwitter Fall semester brings new assistant vice chancellor for public safety, assistant chief of police Jocelyn is a senior journalism, political science and French major from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a managing editor for TCU360. She’s rarely seen without a Diet Coke and has been known to spill a few near her computer in the convergence center. printTo the curators of a university that I love so very much,My intention in writing this letter is to be as the mast was for Odysseus. When he sailed on his great journey, the sirens called for him to abandon his ship, the people that needed him, and his existence. Because he had been forewarned that these creatures of deceit would attempt to lure him into the icy ocean, he had his crew tie him to the mast. This not only saved his life, but it also made him stronger for having heard the siren’s song and gotten away. Recently the sirens of injustice have been spotted on our beloved campus. They sing a tune of sorrow, of inequality and of mistreatment. These creatures promise that if only you, the all powerful administration, would only open your eyes, silence all of your students’ speech and open your pocketbook, then someday, the storm of brewing violence and accusations of racism will pass.I am here to tell you that this narrative is nothing but snake oil. I want to reiterate, before I share my thoughts, that I am the greatest admirer of what TCU stands for today. Large swaths of my family, going back three generations, have attended TCU. My grandfather knew both M. J. Neeley and Amon Carter. And everybody I know that came here, graduated with the highest regard for TCU and its students. What I say is tough love, but do not question that it is in fact love.We have witnessed a certain type of activism in the past few months; now those protests have morphed into a list of demands, backed up with threats of violence. The demands brought to you by that group are authoritarian in nature. They are racist in every sense of the word. And under those policies, racial divisions would become worse, students would see their freedom of speech abridged, and outsiders would lose respect for this institution. This translates directly to an unsatisfied student body, a drop in enrollment rates and lost donations.Today, I believe that TCU is a great school. Similar policies to the ones demanded of you have been tried in many different power structures throughout history. In every case they have led to the fall of once great institutions. It is not my wish for TCU to become a “once great” school. With that taken into account, I understand that the administration must take some action to quell the waves of uncertainty that currently batter at our schools hull. So, as to not simply be the bringer of dire prophecy, I have devised a list of three solutions that will help still that water. Note that these are not demands. Simply universal truths, formed to fit the mold of our current situation.The demands made by certain groups are inherently racist and demeaning to many students. To be frank, telling white people to stop being racist is the same as telling black people not to steal, or telling men not to rape or telling women to start being rational. Therefore, to start, all the demands that have been put forward should be immediately set aside in disgust. ReddIt Previous articleInterfraternity Council plans to have impactful, eventful MovemberNext articleFort Worth earns 100 for LGBTQ inclusiveness Jocelyn Sitton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Jocelyn Sitton Jocelyn Sitton Jocelyn Sitton TCU Christmas tree lighting 2016 Students should not be treated differently by the administration because of attributes with which they were born. All demeaning and racist programs at TCU should be done away with, including all programs that link value with ethnicity, such as affirmative action; the first-year orientation program that teaches men to stop raping women; and the quotas that treat certain minorities as if they were collectible figurines, to be shown off for vapid pats on the back for creating faux diversity. I can say, from talking to students and from personal experience, that these programs cause us to feel used and sold out by our own university. Facebook OPINION: Brite Divinity students’ response to Ben Shapiro event + posts Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU receives $20,000 grant to become smoke-free Jocelyn Sitton Facebook Free speech is central to opening up conversation and dissolving tension between groups. It is being demanded of you that free speech be abridged and that a student’s words may be met with disciplinary action, in order to stop controversial thoughts from being spoken. This works against making our campus an inclusive environment. The only way to rid TCU from discriminatory ideas is to foster a safe space in which controversial opinions can be aired. This would allow those with certain opinions to open themselves up to the people around them, and in turn, acquire a fuller perspective of the world.I hope that you can ascertain the value of my words. I hope that, despite my blunt language, you still take my thoughts to heart. I hope that this letter shows you that there are voices on campus that are willing to stand for the freedoms of all students. I hope that you realize that those voices stand in solidarity with you and the values of this school. And finally, I hope that we can improve life on campus for all members of the TCU family, while holding firm against divisive ideology.Alexander Benton Parris, computer science majorEditor’s Note: What are your thoughts about diversity on campus or other big issues? TCU 360 wants to know! We are now accepting opinion columns for If you are interested in having a piece published, send no more than 2 pages on your desired topic to [email protected] We reserve the right to edit for brevity and style. Jocelyn Sitton ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TAGStext only Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Sophomore sets school record in weight throw

first_imgFacebook Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record printTCU sophomore Ryan Camp broke the school weight throw record with consecutive throws of 60 feet at the New Mexico Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico.“The weight throw guys are doing well and keep getting better,” track and field head coach Darryl Anderson said. “Each meet we go to, the competition is going to get better, so they will need to keep getting better.”Camp edged teammate Isaiah Rogers to break the school weight throw record with a mark of 64 feet and 3.25 inches (19.59m). The previous record, 63 feet and 3.5 inches (19.29m), was set by Rogers on Dec. 9, 2017. Rogers recorded a mark of 62 feet 10.75 inches (19.17m) and senior Justin Sanchez matched his personal-best of 62 feet 4 inches (19.00m).Running EventsIn the 60-meter dash, senior Jalen Miller placed first with a season-best time of 6.65 seconds and senior Emeilo Ferguson placed second with a season-best time of 6.66. For the women, freshman Hope Glenn placed third with a time of 7.44.In the 400-meter dash, senior Derrick Mokaleng and junior Kayla Heard secured first-place finishes. Mokaleng recorded a time of 46.25 seconds for the men and Heard a time of 54.98 for the women. Sophomore Jostyn Andrews placed fourth for the men at 48.29 and junior Lexi Aitken placed fifth at 58.06 for the women.For the men’s 600-meter race, senior Kevin McClanahan finished first with a time of 1:17.92. On the women’s side, freshman Renee Payne placed third with a time of 1:37.06.The men’s 4×400-meter relay squad of junior Darrion Flowers, Andrews, McClanahan and Mokaleng placed first with a time of 3:11.56.In the 60-meter hurdles, junior Brittney Trought placed second, recording a time of 8.63 seconds.Freshman Evelyn Mandel placed sixth in the women’s mile with a time of 5:02.84.In the women’s 200-meter dash, freshman Hope Glenn placed third with a time of 24.51 seconds. For the men, Flowers placed fourth at 21.44 seconds and sophomore Emmanuel Ogwo placed seventh with a time of 21.80.For the women’s 3000-meter race, senior Nicole Hicks placed third with a time of 10:21.57.Field EventsIn the field events, senior Scotty Newton secured a first-place finish in the men’s triple jump, recording a mark of 52 feet 2.5 inches (15.91m). For the women, freshman Leilyn Miles placed fourth in the shot put at 45 feet 7.25 inches (13.90m).“I thought we got some things accomplished this weekend and we want to continue to get better,” Anderson said. “We’re going to take the next three weeks to prepare ourselves for conferences and take some people to the NCAA championships.”Up NextThe Frogs will travel to College Station, Texas to compete at the Charlie Thomas Invitational Friday, Feb. 2. Linkedin Twitter Maya Bulger Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Previous articleTCU Baseball announces TV scheduleNext articleMen’s tennis splits ITA Kick-Off Weekend Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. Courtesy of Maya Bulger TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Get to know the TCU admission counselors World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Maya Bulger Twitter Maya Bulger Linkedin Maya Bulger ReddIt + posts Facebook Early action option removed from admission process The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Whispers of a Limerick horse project get louder

first_imgLimerick Jockey Cathal Landers rides home to victory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement TAGSCian PrendivilleDepartment of AgricultureHELPSHorseLimerick horse project Call for rent controls and a ban on economic evictions Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Facebook Previous articleComplaints against Rubberbandits’ ‘haunted bread’ comment rejected by BAINext articleWin cinema tickets Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Printcenter_img Twitter Limerick farmers still trying to catch-up after extreme weather NewsCommunityLocal NewsWhispers of a Limerick horse project get louderBy Bernie English – August 4, 2017 2002 Members of the HELPS horse group got to visit the community stables in Clondalkin.Whispers of a Limerick horse project get louder. Members of the HELPS horse group got to visit the community stables in Clondalkin. Pic: Cian PrendivilleLimerick horse-lovers are hoping that the success of a Dublin-based community stables project can be replicated in the Treaty City.City North councillor Cian Prendiville (Solidarity) and Anna Gallagher, chairperson of the Horse Education Limerick Project Southside (HELPS) were joined on a visit to Clondalkin in Dublin by young members of the project to see how the community stables there is run.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We spoke with Brid Farrell, a senior official in the Department of Agriculture who worked with the Clondalkin committee to get the funding for their project and she was very enthusiastic about the prospect of a similar initiative in Limerick,” Cllr Prendiville told the Limerick Post. Anna Gallagher said that the Clondalkin facility was absolutely amazing.“It is a place where young people interested in horses can come together, care for their horses, learn more about animal welfare, horse riding, making horse shoes – literally everything about horses.“It’s fantastic for the young people, but also for the horses who are now safe and secure inside, rather than left wandering the streets. This is precisely what we need in Limerick,” she said.Cllr Prendiville said that a similar project in Limerick would first require land and then set-up funding from the Department of Agriculture.Whispers of a Limerick horse project get louder. Members of the HELPS horse group got to visit the community stables in Clondalkin, members pictured Brid Farrell, a senior official in the Department of Agriculture (Centre). Pic: Cian Prendiville“Once a project is up and running, it can become a special enterprise, not a charity. For instance, the Clondalkin group works with organisations such as Jigsaw, the youth mental health organisation. That produces revenue to help keep the project going,” he explained. “It was excellent to get to talk with officials from the Department of Agriculture about the funding that is available for a project similar to this in Limerick. They were very supportive and enthusiastic. “What we need now is similar support from Limerick City and County Council. The other councillors are due to visit the Clondalkin project to see it for themselves. Hopefully it can happen soon, so we can get a move on and include this in the council plans for next year.“If the council is on board and we can find a site, there is funding available from the Department to build the actual facilities and to put a club in place to manage it,” Cllr Prendiville explained.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Community section. Linkedin Limerick councillor calls for special meeting on Opera Centre site Housing units were proposed for Limerick Opera Centre site WhatsApplast_img read more