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first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 17th April, 2020 Edward Sheldon owns shares in GlaxoSmithKline and Smith & Nephew. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Advanced Medical Solutions, Alliance Pharma, AstraZeneca, Bioventix, Emis Group, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and UDG Healthcare. 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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA When it comes to sectors that have long-term growth potential, it’s hard to look past healthcare. An ageing population, rising wealth in emerging markets, and the increasing prevalence of major health issues are dominant structural forces. And they mean demand for healthcare looks set to increase significantly in the years ahead.In terms of healthcare stocks, British investors have many options. Whether you’re looking to invest in a large-cap FTSE 100 healthcare stock, or an under-the-radar small-cap healthcare stock, there are plenty of investment opportunities. With that in mind, here’s a look at some UK healthcare stocks I believe could be worth checking out if you want to invest in healthcare.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Large-cap healthcare stocksIn the large-cap area of the market (the FTSE 100), there are a number of prominent healthcare stocks. The largest is AstraZeneca. It’s a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company. It specialises in oncology (cancer), cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and respiratory, inflammation and autoimmune diseases.Then there’s GlaxoSmithKline. Its area of specialism is pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products. Recently, GSK reached an agreement with Pfizer to combine their consumer health businesses. The combined entity will be a market leader in pain relief, digestive health, and therapeutic oral health.Also in the FTSE 100, there’s Smith & Nephew. It specialises in joint replacement systems and looks set to benefit from the world’s ageing population. And then there’s Hikma Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures branded and non-branded generic medicines.Mid-capsIn the mid-cap space, there’s a handful of healthcare stocks that could be worth a closer look. One of the larger mid-caps is ConvaTec. It offers products and services in the areas of wound and skincare, ostomy care, continence, and critical care.Another largish mid-cap healthcare stock is Mediclinic. It’s an international hospital group with operations in a number of companies across the world. Also in the mid-cap area, there’s UDG Healthcare. It provides advisory, communication, and packaging services to the healthcare industry.Small-capsIn the small-cap area of the market, there are many options if you’re looking for healthcare stocks. I’ll point out, however, that some of these stocks are more speculative in nature. So a cautious approach is sensible.One small-cap healthcare company that appears to have potential is EMIS. It provides software and information technology services to the healthcare industry. This means it’s a play on both health and technology.Another smaller company that looks interesting in my opinion is Advanced Medical Solutions. Its area of focus is advanced wound care products and surgical dressings.There’s also Alliance Pharma, which owns or licenses the rights to over 90 pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products. It has grown significantly in recent years.Some other small-cap stocks that could be worth a closer look include clinical trials company Ergomed, antibody specialist Bioventix, and radiology business Medica.In conclusion, there are many different healthcare stocks listed in the UK. This means that there are plenty of ways to gain exposure to the sector. The key, as always, is to do your own research and diversify your capital across a few companies. This will give you the best chance of profiting from the sector in the long run. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img If ever an 80-minute performance epitomised a club – its values, ethos and ingrained traditions – it was Leicester Tigers’ 26-21 defeat of Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.Bloody-mindedness, tenacity and perseverance are essential attributes for anyone rocking up in the East Midlands. You do not last too many arduous Oval Park training sessions without a blend of all three.Put simply, those qualities yield results. When things click, comfortable victories come. Even when passes will not stick and an encounter becomes a dogfight, the side often scrapes to triumph. The common denominator is winning.For so much of this season, Tigers’ displays have sat somewhere between disjointed and downright poor. Their tally of 35 tries is superior only to relegated London Welsh. Just five teams possess an inferior points difference.But innate stubbornness and visceral graft have proved mightily effective. Richard Cockerill’s men arrived in Coventry – along with a healthy third of the 32,000 sell-out – with their play-off destiny in their own hands.And, despite a red card for Seremaia Bai four minutes before half-time, the hosts – arguably the most exciting attackers in the division – could not prise Leicester’s title hopes out of an iron grasp.Cockerill’s passions perennially press against surface tension. He lived every second of a compelling game and was blinking back tears when Wayne Barnes blew the final whistle.Poignantly, as a scrum was re-set in the last minute, he growled: “This is the moment we train for. This is it.” Tigers actually conceded a penalty, but the sentiment held firm. Not since 2004 have they failed to make a Premiership semi-final.Leicester went a way towards galvanising their rich history at the weekend. Here is how they ground it out.1. Timely scrum superiority The collective guts and backs-to-the-wall mentality on show made it rather tough to single out any one Tiger, but Dan Cole was outstanding at tighthead. Stuart Lancaster defines the term ‘world class’ as one of the top three on the planet in any given position. It is difficult to argue against Cole meriting such a moniker.Anyway, here are three set-pieces that swung momentum towards Leicester. First up, watch Cole squeeze an infringement out of the excellent Matt Mullan at the opening scrum:There are two tell-tale signs that Wasps are struggling to contain Tigers here. The posture of Lorenzo Cittadini is one. Opposite the strength of Logovi’i Mulipola, the Italian has straightened his legs, bracing rather than shuffling backwards:Next, just before the scrum collapses, we can see the binding of hooker Carlo Festuccia break:This comes as a result of Cole piling through. Though Mullan was pinpointed by the touch-judge, all three of the Wasps front row were in trouble. Leicester kicked to touch and scored from good field position.Tigers have made a habit of eking out penalties on their own put-in. However, in the second half, there was an example of their prowess on opposition ball:On the back of a long period soaking up Wasps runners, this play from Julian Salvi hauled Leicester back onto the front foot. It is an archetypal piece of openside opportunism. As the scrum wheels, he sees Nathan Hughes release his bind to pick up the ball in his left hand:Of course, this ends the set-piece and eradicates an offside line, so Salvi can swoop. The Australian does so, forcing a knock-on:Cole and co. then decimate the ensuing scrum to garner another penalty:Holding a precarious 21-15 advantage at this stage, Tigers needed this effort to complement their physicality and hard-edged endeavours elsewhere.2. Commanding the gain-line There was a marked difference when the respective teams attacked on Saturday. Wasps were largely lateral – which we will come onto later – while Leicester were direct, figures like Mulipola careering into contact.Early on, this sequence between Jordan Crane, Brad Thorn and the Youngs brothers, Ben and Tom, brought them from the 22 over halfway and illustrates how effective Tigers were at close quarters, winning collisions to break the advantage line:There was no let-up in intensity when Wasps did come at Tigers on narrow angles around the ruck. Nowhere was this better demonstrated than on the final play of the game, as James Haskell went hard into midfield off the shoulder of replacement fly-half Alex Lozowski:Marcos Ayerza is the man to make the match-clinching hit. The Argentinian spots the runner from his position as part of a well-drilled defensive line……and closes down the space before hurling himself into an awesome impact in a copybook body position to force the ball loose:Such an abrasive attitude extended to Tigers’ phase-play.3. Uncompromising continuityAs well as putting their bodies on the line in tackles and carries, the visitors were relentless at the ruck. The build-up to Vereniki Goneva‘s try, Leicester’s second, was a flawless example of muscular support play.From a lineout on the Wasps 22, they were brutally efficient, smashing anyone to engage with the breakdown to the floor – and therefore out of the game. We catch up as Cole rumbles forward:Following up, Jamie Gibson takes out Haskell……before Graham Kitchener deals with James Gaskell:The pattern continued. Crane is the next to truck it up off Ben Youngs:Again, Haskell threatens the ball and again he is taken out, this time by Tom Youngs: An absorbing victory over Wasps at the Ricoh Arena means Leicester Tigers are within touching distance of the play-offs. Here’s how they did it. TAGS: Leicester TigersWasps LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Turning towards referee Barnes, the Wasps skipper is clearly frustrated, feeling that Tigers are unduly obstructing him and his teammates. Barnes replied, the ref mic picking up: “I can’t penalise them for clearing you out.”So the robust practice continued as Bai barrelled close to the line:Notice that Cole steps in to dispose of Ashley Johnson:This paved the way for a lovely transfer from Freddie Burns to free Goneva:Leicester were so clinical with their finishing, chalking up three tries to none. Their execution at the attacking breakdown was mirrored in defence.4. Defensive breakdown  – spoiling and stealingBurns kicked Tigers’ first points from a penalty that set the tone for the match after Andrea Masi infringed:Salvi is the focal man here and is cleverly positioned wide from the lineout to lead the chase of Burns’ fine clearance:He makes the tackle, bounces to his feet and (although fortunate not to give a penalty away for not supporting his bodyweight) leads a counter-ruck:Masi throws the ball back towards his colleagues and is pinged.Salvi led Leicester in a dominant breakdown display, securing another penalty later as Haskell held on under a classic jackal:But just as central to Tigers’ triumph were the subtleties that slowed down Wasps ball.Gibson, who is heading to Northampton Saints next season in what might easily be the signing of the season, is a master of this.Watch how the speed of Wasps’ phase-play is sapped here after Gibson downs Masi and, alongside Salvi, makes himself difficult to budge:Another supreme piece of prickly spoiling to finish. Needing a try to remain in the title chase as the clock wound down, Wasps required precision. Pristine ruck ball would have helped.Attempting to run it out of their own half, the last thing they want is for Cole to send a big boot into the tackle area, causing a ricochet that fell kindly into Tiger paws:The action underlined a collective desire to impose themselves awkwardly on Wasps and adopt the role of bullies for an afternoon. That they dealt with a red card and still did so was remarkable.5. Trust and red card reorganisationAs we have already seen, Leicester stood firm and pressed when Wasps took a narrow tack. When Dai Young‘s side went wide to their dangermen Daly and Christian Wade though, the Tigers drift was exceptional. No wonder defence coach Phil Blake was ecstatic afterwards.In this instance, Alapati Leuia has broken free to get behind Leicester. There is space on the right, but a calm, cohesive slide stops the danger:Slowing their pace, showing Wasps their outside shoulders and using the touchline as a teammate, Tigers execute this perfectly.They did not switch off inside the ball either. Mathew Tait defended wonderfully all day and it is he who makes the last interception. From this screengrab, we can see how far across he gets:When Bai received his marching orders, Leicester lost a teak-tough physical specimen in midfield and a breakdown menace. Even so, they coped manfully.From the resultant penalty, Wasps went wide to attack their one-man advantage immediately. Watch how Tait and Goneva work together. They concede ground, but that is not a problem.Tait tracks across to get Daly before Goneva strips the ball from Wade as he steps inside:Of course, with Goneva moved into the centres, just Niall Morris and Adam Thompstone were left in the back field. The pendulum system of covering kicks became a two-man job.With Morris up in the primary line, this clever grubber from Andy Goode so nearly unlocked Leicester. However, Thompstone had his buddy’s back:A reverse angle shows the vast distance Thompstone must cover to beat Daly to the ball:Such industry summed up the clash.Wasps’ decision to play Tom Jones tune ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ as Tigers took the field backfired. Leicester Tigers could not have reinforced their identity more vigorously.An East Midlands derby remains at Welford Road. Thanks to Exeter Chiefs‘ dramatic conquering of Allianz Park, Tigers need to win. It represents a tough ask, but – even if adversity descends once more – they will feel right at home.Thanks to BT Sport and Premiership Rugby for the match footage. You can purchase tickets to the Aviva Premiership final at Twickenham here. Samoan steam train : Logovi’i Mulipola on the charge for Leicester Tigers last_img read more

first_imgPhotographs:  Justin Alexander Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Hydraulic Engineer:ITM DesignInterior Design:Elizabeth Hattersley DesignJoiner:Debrich Custom JoineryArchitect In Charge:Mohit KeniDesign Team:Philip Corben, Mitchel Ovens, Amy Beech-AllenCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Justin AlexanderRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Set on a battle-axe block above a beach adjacent to a nature reserve, this three level house is large and expansive yet articulated to provide intimate spaces designed to maximise its unencumbered sweeping water views from every level. Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe brief from the client was to provide an interior that was modern but warm with a casual elegance free of unnecessary embellishment or decoration.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe resultant home is filled with natural light and has been thoughtfully designed to highlight spatial vistas and the breathtaking water views, whilst maintaining privacy from surrounding homes.  It provides sophisticated open plan entertaining spaces and relaxed family areas that can be cleverly opened or closed off as required to suit the needs of a growing family. The design also includes secluded spaces of refuge to enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets, cool breezes in summer and the warmth of the sun in winter, a particularly important requirement of the client. Time was also spent fine-tuning the design and spatial planning to accommodate the specific needs of the family to ensure the home is not only beautiful but also highly functional.Save this picture!Level 1 Floor PlanThe journey from the street begins down a gentle stair in the landscaped access handle shared with the driveway, past a double garage door integrated with wall cladding leading to a custom finished front door. The entry on middle level welcomes one with its light filled double height volume and a striking off-form concrete wall with a timber clad cantilevered stair. The living space beyond, with its centrepiece of beautifully crafted marble kitchen island, is large and expansive yet articulated to provide intimate spaces and framing the panoramic water view.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe upper level consists of the main bedrooms with the private master suite and the ensuite commanding the unencumbered sweeping water views. The lower level consists of guest bedrooms and Rumpus Room that combines with undercover BBQ terrace and swimming pool to provide a private sanctuary with a tranquil resort feel.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderIn contrast to the geometric building, the landscaping consists of a series of free-form terraces working with the site contours and integrating natural features. Extensive native planting is used to complement the adjacent nature reserve and integrate with its natural context.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe materials palette used throughout the home is dominated by natural products, with extensive use of timber, stone, glass and steel. Furniture and soft furnishings continue the natural theme with leather, timber, marble, wool and linen featuring prominently. The beautifully hand crafted joinery also incorporates solid timber and timber veneer, marble, slate and steel.  The material selection was purposely limited and repeated throughout the home extending from inside to outside providing a harmonious overall ‘look and feel’ to the architecture and design.Save this picture!Level 2 Floor PlanThe project has been an excellent example of a successful and trusting client/architect/interior designer/builder partnership resulting in a detailed contemporary residence from the initial purchase to completion in approximately two years.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderProject gallerySee allShow lessStudios 18 / Sanjay Puri ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBlossom Pavilion / Atelier DeshausSelected Projects Share ACOR Consulants 2015 Builder: Living Constructions ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792142/mds-corben-architects Clipboard Architects: Corben Architects Area Area of this architecture project MDS / Corben Architects Landscape Architect: Year:  Area:  550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792142/mds-corben-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Bisanna Tiles, Jetmaster, Real Flame, Screenwood, Tempo Interiors, Max Lawson Carpet, STS Stone, Simple Studio, Terra Nova CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia ArchDaily Structural Engineer: MDS / Corben ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMDS / Corben Architects Houses Save this picture!© Justin Alexander+ 24 Share Photographs Spirit Level Design Australia CopyAbout this officeCorben ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyAustraliaPublished on July 29, 2016Cite: “MDS / Corben Architects” 28 Jul 2016. 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first_imgIoF Fundraising Convention launches for 2017 The Institute of Fundraising has launched this year’s Fundraising Convention, to take place from 3rd-5th July, at London’s Barbican Centre.Over 2,500 people are expected to attend this year’s Convention, with more than 120 speakers and 38 hours of networking available. Speakers include Rogare’s Ian MacQuillin, International Fundraising Consultancy’s John Baguley, Macmillan’s head of individual giving Kelly Maklowicz, Marie Curie director of fundraising Meredith Niles, and NSPCC’s head of major giving Alison Pemberton.This year, the event is headline sponsored by JustGiving.As with previous years, the IoF is looking for volunteers to help during the Convention in return for free entry, meals, and accommodation where necessary, and the opportunity to attend selected sessions, as well as to gain experience in team work and event management. Convention volunteers must be able to commit for three and a half days on a 24-hour basis from Sunday 2nd July to Wednesday 5th July 2017.The IoF National Fundraising Awards take place on the first night of the Convention, 3rd July, at Barbican’s The Brewery. Melanie May | 9 March 2017 | News  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Convention About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Advertisement  161 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img read more

first_imgLongshore leader Ken Riley, Jaribu Hill at Southern Human Rights conference.WW photo: Monica MooreheadCharleston, S.C. — People from the West Coast and across the country traveled to Charleston, S.C., to attend the ninth biannual Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference (SHROC) on Dec. 7-9. The conference was held in a hall belonging to Local 1422 of the International Longshoremen’s Association, which represents thousands of dock workers on the East Coast.It is also home to most of the Charleston Five longshore workers — members of ILA Local 1422, four African-American and one white — who were arrested in January 2000 on trumped-up charges stemming from a protest over union busting. Due to tremendous mass solidarity with these workers in the U.S. and worldwide, the charges were finally dropped in November 2001.SHROC, first inaugurated in 1996, has been held in various Southern cities such as Oxford and Jackson, Miss.; Miami; Atlanta; Memphis; Houston; Durham, N.C.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Charleston. An estimated 300 conference participants traveled from these cities as well as from Chicago; Greenville, Miss.; New Orleans; San Antonio, Texas; Boston; New York; Jersey City, N.J.; Oakland, Calif.; and Columbia and Greenville, S.C.While a great number of the participants were of African descent, there were also whites, Latinos/as, Indigenous and Palestinian activists. Two of the activists represented the inspiring Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.With the theme “Forging the Path to Victory — Solidarity Across the Global South,” the main goals of the conference included bringing together activists to discuss social issues and develop strategies for building a movement for human rights in the Deep South; strengthening labor, youth, civil rights and anti-war organizations; and deepening global outreach and unity with the exploited and downtrodden.Whether it’s catfish workers in Mississippi, immigrant domestic workers in Miami, environmental justice activists fighting pollution in North Carolina, low-wage workers fighting for dignity, or youth fighting police terror, SHROC helped to give voice to these important struggles and many more locally, statewide and around the world.The conference was dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin, the Black youth murdered Feb. 26 by a racist vigilante in Florida; Samuel Hammond Jr., Henry Ezekial Smith and Delane Herman Middleton, Black students killed by racist police in 1968 during a desegregation struggle at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C.; and the late Septima Clark, a long-time civil rights activist born in Charleston.‘Changing what’s possible at MUSC’A major issue dominating the three-day conference was the struggle of predominantly African-American medical assistants at the Medical University of South Carolina. Some 54 of these medical workers have been illegally dismissed for filing justified grievances against this private medical college’s intolerable working conditions, low pay and racist attitudes on the part of management.A number of these assistants, demanding nurse’s training, attended the conference to share their stories. SHROC organizers called a direct action in front of MUSC on Dec. 8. A picket line of about 200 activists chanted for a couple of hours, while some of the impacted medical workers stood across the street cheering them on.The main theme of the protest was “Changing what’s possible at MUSC.” Along with “No justice, no peace” and “Ain’t no power like the power of the people cause the power of the people don’t stop” was “Ain’t no stoppin’ us now, workers are on the move.”This struggle was likened to the historic 1969 hospital workers’ strike against MUSC led by the 1199 union in Charleston. The strike, which lasted 113 days, was initiated by hospital aides, who won an increase in pay and better grievance procedures. The gains were short-lived, however, due to South Carolina being, then and now, a state that adheres to right-to-work-for-less laws that undermine union organizing, including the right to collective bargaining, which also affects the MUSC 54.Leaders of ILA 1422 are participating in current mediation talks with the MUSC administration on behalf of the 54.The opening of the conference included round-table strategic discussions on the criminalization of youth of color by the police and society in general; winning rights for excluded workers; and the continued building of the Southern Workers Assembly, which held its first meeting in early September in Charlotte, N.C., following the March on Wall Street South.Plenary sessions, which were all connected to building a strong, united Southern human rights movement, focused on views about the 2012 presidential elections; present struggles being waged in South Carolina and other parts of the region; U.S. slavery built on theft of Native lands in the U.S. and the relationship to the worldwide capitalist market today; the global supply chain as key to human rights empowerment; and the lessons and victories for local and regional mass campaigns.Topics during concurrent breakout sessions centered on combatting discrimination; seizing the airways and building community FM radio stations; waging war on prisons for profits; exposing U.S. policies on immigration and building solidarity; women’s rights are human rights; tactics for achieving racial justice; moving forward with a Southern Regional People’s Assembly; and organizing a U.S. Labor Party.Solidarity messages were presented throughout the conference by Clarence Thomas, International Longshore Workers Union Local 10; William Camacaro, Venezuelan Circle in New York; General Consul Jorge Veloz, Venezuela; Sarah White, Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights; and Monica Moorehead, Workers World Party.SHROC solidarity with longshore workersAnother major highlight of the conference was the keynote address given by Kenneth Riley, president of ILA Local 1422. Riley, also the first African-American president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, was introduced by his brother, Leonard Riley, also a leader of this struggle-oriented local, which is well-known and respected in the Charleston community.Ken Riley spoke of the need for unity and solidarity among all workers, organized and unorganized, throughout the South and the world. The ILA is currently in contract negotiations with shipping bosses over the epidemic of outsourcing dock worker jobs. If a decent contract is not reached by the extended deadline of Dec. 30, there is a real possibility of an East Coast longshore strike that will impact shipping from Maine to Texas.A resolution in solidarity with longshore workers was adopted at SHROC that reads in part: “The negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) representing longshore workers on East and Gulf Coasts and U.S. Maritime Alliance representing the employers of the shipping industry which is due to expire on Dec. 30, 2012, have reached a critical juncture.“As the economic crisis has left millions of U.S. workers unemployed, employers are proposing technological changes at a pace that will increase the unemployment and deepen economic and social crisis for working people.”“THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference stands in solidarity with the ILA in its negotiations for a fair contract for its more than 14,000 members representing thousands more families and communities who will be affected by the contract.“That SHROC will build solidarity committees and actions especially in the East and Gulf Coast cities where the 14 main ports are located;“That SHROC calls on unions, worker and community and faith-based organizations to pass resolutions in support of the ILA in its efforts to gain a fair contract;“That SHROC calls on all unions, worker and community and faith-based organizations and supporters to send emails to U.S. Maritime Alliance Chairman and CEO James A. Capo, [email protected], calling on them to negotiate in good faith and to protect jobs for working people. Send copies of emails to James A. Capo to SHROC at [email protected]”SHROC founder Jaribu Hill told Workers World, when asked about the significance of this conference: “In 2008, during the SHROC IX, we celebrated the election of the first African-American president. At SHROC X, we came together to strategize to make uncompromising demands on behalf of the 99%. We will tell President Obama that we will not remain silent to allow his or any other administration to ignore our just cries for real equality and inclusion. We can and we must stand in solidarity with dock workers, hospital workers, catfish workers, formerly incarcerated workers and Walmart workers from here to Bangladesh. The struggle will and must continue.”For more information, go to ­southernhumanrights.org. 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first_imgPressure is growing on Philadelphia and Pennsylvania officials to find a way to prevent hedge fund owners from shutting down Hahnemann Hospital. At the same time, hospital managers are moving to close down functioning units quickly, before a mass movement can develop. Hahnemann’s lawyers claimed in bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Del., that the hospital is losing money rapidly, and this makes it harder to sell the parent company’s most valuable asset, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, near the Kensington section of Philadelphia.July 11 protest to save Hahnemann Hospital brought out unions, communityNurses, doctors and other workers held several rallies last week to “Save Hahnemann” from being closed. A July 9 protest march targeted the offices of one hedge fund owner, Colliers International. A July 11 demonstration of around 2,000 labor and community members featured Nina Turner, representing presidential contender Bernie Sanders. The protesters marched around the block, encircling several hospital buildings. The central demand was posted on many of the picket signs: “Gov. Wolf — Save Hahnemann!” Hospital staff, medical students, patients and community groups rallied again July 14, and Sanders planned a second rally for July 15. (Philadelphia Inquirer, July 15)Services being shut downIn a July 3 order, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Nina W. Padilla wrote that Hahnemann is “enjoined from closing, ceasing operations, or in any way further reducing or disrupting services at the Emergency Department of Hahnemann University Hospital” before a closure plan is approved by the city’s health commissioner and a bankruptcy judge.Nevertheless, hospital officials plan to completely shut down Hahnemann’s emergency room July 17. Most Hahnemann admissions come through its emergency department, so shutting the ER would rapidly reduce its patient population to nothing. The emergency department has already stopped accepting critically ill patients, and it gave up its trauma center designation just days after the closing was announced.A large proportion of Hahnemann patients are Black and Brown, many on either Medicare or Medicaid, the government health plan for the poor.Its maternity ward was closed July 11. Without Hahnemann, Philadelphia will have just five hospital maternity units, plus a special delivery center for high-risk pregnancies at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. That is down from 14 maternity wards in 1997.The closure “does concern us from the standpoint of trying to reduce maternal mortality,” said Marianne Fray, the Maternity Care Coalition’s chief executive officer. “The more barriers to care, the more it increases the possibility that they’ll have adverse outcomes.” (Philadelphia Inquirer, July 9)Hahnemann announced plans July 10 to transfer its physician training programs to Tower Health, which will pay $7.5 million for Hahnemann’s 500-plus residency and fellowship slots. Residents will be guaranteed a spot at one of Tower’s six hospitals, the largest of which is the 716-bed Reading Hospital in Berks County. But the Tower system has accredited residency programs in only five of the 15 medical specialties available at Hahnemann.Other hospitals have also offered to take in Hahnemann’s doctors and residents: Main Line Health said it expects to take 40 Hahnemann residents across all specialties, primarily at Lankenau and Bryn Mawr hospitals. Penn Medicine has made offers to several dozen Hahnemann residents.  Jefferson, Cooper and Temple have also said they will take Hahnemann residents. In the meantime, residents continue to work with doctors and the rest of the hospital’s medical staff to handle the patients still being treated. Hahnemann’s policies, if allowed to continue, will certainly empty the 170-year-old, 496-bed institution within days or weeks.Sodexo Inc., which provides food services at Hahnemann, notified the state that it plans to lay off 106 workers when the hospital closes. Many more workers who provide services to the hospital also stand to lose their jobs.If city and state officials fail to come to an agreement with Hahnemann’s owners or the bankruptcy court to keep the hospital open, union and community organizers will be forced to come up with a Plan B.Hedge funds call the shotsSo far, state and city officials have been unable to come up with a fiscal alternative to CEO Joel Freedman and his hedge fund backers, Apollo Global Management and Colliers International.Hahnemann Hospital’s demise is being orchestrated by those hedge funds determined to make millions in profits by turning the medical properties into commercial or residential entities. It’s another layer of the gentrification that has forced out longtime residents from large sections of the city’s many neighborhoods. Many organizations, large and small, have developed over the last decade trying to fight gentrification. Anyone who has seen their neighborhood gentrified should come out into the streets to stop the equally destructive gentrification of Hahnemann.Hahnemann’s closing is an issue for all women. Shutting down the maternity ward in the city’s first hospital to give women a medical degree will increase deaths during childbirth, especially for the Black, Brown and impoverished women who depend on Hahnemann.Historically, many LGBTQ2S+ people have faced obstacles in receiving adequate care. In a 2010 survey conducted by Lambda Legal, almost 56 percent of lesbian, gay or bisexual respondents had one or more discriminatory care experiences, and 70 percent of transgender and gender-nonconforming respondents had one or more of them. Hahnemann University Hospital’s Transgender Fellowship Training Program, a rare program focused on medical and surgical care for transgender patients, was among the first of its kind in the United States. Hahnemann is an example of why “Medicare for All” is needed. Closing Hahnemann, a safety net hospital that provides medical care to an already underserved community, will make it even harder for those with minimum or no insurance to gain access to health care.Workers represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) and District 1199C of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees and community activists will need to turn up the heat if Hahnemann is going to survive.Individual members of the Communications Workers; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; American Federation of Teachers; Service Employees; Teamsters; and other unions have taken part in Save Hahnemann rallies. A massive turnout of the labor movement on a weekend, or better yet on a work day, would show the powers that be that organized and unorganized workers are united to defend over 3,000 Hahnemann workers and the additional hundreds of workers who service the hospital.If all the diverse communities who have ever benefited from Hahnemann Hospital shut down Broad Street and occupied the hospital grounds, wouldn’t local, state and federal officials find the necessary funds?Healthcare, not wealthcare!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img JOSH EDELSON / AFP June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesEurope – Central AsiaFranceAmericas Online freedoms Internet Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Organisation RSF_en News to go further Facebook published recently the Charter of its upcoming Oversight Board. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes Facebook’s attempt to bring more transparency and accountability to content moderation but regrets that the board won’t have a clear influence on Facebook’s information reliability mechanisms.Facebook’s Oversight Board will be composed of a board of 11 to 40 members that will select cases submitted by Facebook or users and will give binding content moderation decisions. Additionally, Facebook may request policy guidance from the board and the board may issue policy recommendations. RSF regrets that the board’s guidance won’t have a clear impact on the algorithmic mechanisms  put in place by Facebook to moderate, filtrate and curate content on its platform. At RSF, we have seen numerous examples of journalistic content getting removed by Facebook’s algorithms. Whether through filtering algorithms that remove 66% of the content before it even appears on the platform, or through the use of abusive reporting in the sole aim of getting journalistic content censored by Facebook algorithms. With 2 millions posts flagged every day and 20,000 content appeals reviewed by humans each day, the Oversight Board won’t have the capacity to address every case. Therefore, it is crucial for Facebook to commit to enhance its algorithmic mechanisms following the guidance of the Board. Facebook recently updated the values underlying its community standards to feature more prominently users’ ‘voices’ and promote the company’s commitment to freedom of expression and people’s ability to share different views. Freedom of expression alone is not enough to guarantee a democratic debate. Indeed, the integrity of the democratic process is violated when manipulated information influence users. Every user should have the ability to seek, receive and access reliable information. As such, RSF encourages Facebook to not only commit to freedom of speech but also commit to ensure a free, independent, reliable and pluralistic information.Reporters Without Borders (RSF), through its International Initiative on Information & Democracy has been paving the way for a new international framework for democratic governance of the global information space. The multi-stakeholder framework promotes independence and compliance with universal standards, and would help present yet more validity and support for the board in tackling the global information and communication space. June 8, 2021 Find out more October 17, 2019 Facebook’s Oversight Board is Not Enough Help by sharing this information News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia United StatesEurope – Central AsiaFranceAmericas Online freedoms Internet News June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayslast_img read more

first_img Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week This year’s honoree for the Experience Hope and Strength Award is award-winning actress Mackenzie Phillips (American Graffiti, One Day at a Time) for her memoir High on Arrival. Mackenzie is also on staff at the Pasadena Recovery Center and has been working there as a drug and alcohol counselor since 2014.The Experience, Strength and Hope Award is given in recognition of an individual’s honest life’s memoir including their journey through addiction to recovery, and their dedication and enthusiasm for carrying the message of hope to a society awash in addiction.The awards ceremony is taking place at the Skirball Cultural Center on Tuesday, February 16th and will be hosted by Ed Begley Jr. (Portlandia, Best In Show.) The recovery awards show directly benefits Writers in Treatment.As a troubled teen star on the TV show One Day at a Time, Phillips made several visits to rehab before getting sober. Her memoir, High On Arrival, documents her lifelong battle with near-fatal addictions—and reveals the shattering truth behind her complex, secretive, and damaging history with her father, the legendary John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas. In 2008 Phillips was arrested at Los Angeles Airport for possession of cocaine and heroin. Her bail was set at $10,000.“I have publicly thanked the LAPD and Airport Police more than once for stopping me in my tracks and saving my life back then,” Phillips said, “because had I not been arrested that day, I don’t know that we would be having this conversation today.”She now uses her past experiences to help others and offer hope to individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction.“We are very proud of the work Mackenzie has done at the Pasadena Recovery Center and thrilled that she is being honored,” said Michael Bloom, CEO. “She is hard working, dedicated and making a difference for her clients.”1n 2009, she was featured on the show, “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” which is actually filmed at the Pasadena Recovery Center. It was there that she met CEO Michael Bloom. Lunch followed, and then work followed. A few groups a week at first, and that led her to go back to school to earn her certification as a drug counselor.The Pasadena Recovery Center is a 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center nationally known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Serving the community since 2000, the Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. Pasadena Recovery Center recently opened Spruce House, their first affiliated sober living facility for men. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 7th Annual Experience Strength and Hope Awards Honors Actress Turned Drug and Alcohol Counselor Mackenzie Phillips By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 | 1:03 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Herbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

first_imgFacebook The following is the Traffic Management Plan to cater for the above event. Sarsfield Bridge, Shannon Bridge, Thomond Bridge and New Limerick Tunnel will be open to 2 way Traffic at all times  Traffic travelling inbound on the M7 or from other routes should follow the N18 Galway Route and use Exit 3 (Clonmacken Exit ) – similarly traffic inbound on N18 should use Exit 4 Caherdavin Exit. Delays can expected on all routes owing to extra volumes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Road Closures will not apply or be put in place for this event.No general parking spaces are available immediately outside or within the grounds and vehicle access to the grounds (this includes access for vehicles with special needs) is limited by Pass (Only) issued by Stadium Management.Parking restrictions will be put in place at/near the Stadium and Vehicles found in breach will be impounded. Penalty €125.00 payment  before release. The same applies to vehicles parked in bus lanes/ cycle lanes Prosecutions in Court may arise also.The Garda advice to all patrons attending this event on 4th.June, 2011 is to use bus/mini bus, private hire or share transport to this event. Arrive early and avail of street/multi- storey parking in the city centre area. Patrons can either walk out to the Stadium – 15/20 minute walk or avail of the Public Bus or any Taxi/PSV vehicle service. Patrons heeding of this advice are likely to avoid delays in travelling home after event.Reduce the risk of theft or interference with property and do not leave any bags/mobile phones or other valuables in vehiclesRemember!!!Do not park illegally – your actions may have consequences for Emergency Vehicle Access or cause damage to the local amenity NewsLocal NewsTraffic plan for Limerick v Kerry GAABy admin – June 3, 2011 621 Email WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Advertisement Twitter Print Previous articleLunchtime raids at Limerick and Newcastle West brothelsNext articleLimerick taught a lesson by Kerry adminlast_img read more

first_imgEmail Facebook Twitter TAGSGazaPeace vigil Limerick protest planned in response to the killing of Palestinian protestors THE Limerick branch of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, supported by Gaza Action Ireland, the Irish Anti-War Movement and Shannonwatch, will hold a vigil in solidarity with Palestine this Saturday, July 19 at 2pm on Thomas Street.All are welcome to attend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Hundreds have been injured, an entire population terrorised and traumatised. The hospitals in Gaza are overrun and running out of medical stocks, paramedics are being targeted. Indeed, hospitals have been targeted and the home of the director general of Al-Shifa hospital’s home was destroyed the other day,” commented organiser Zoe Lawlor.She added: “Thousands of people have been made homeless. Collective punishment is a war crime, the people of Gaza are mostly refugees, over half of them are children, they have nowhere to go.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick shows support for Gaza Veteran peace activist leads march on Shannon airport center_img NewsPeace vigil for PalestineBy John Keogh – July 18, 2014 731 Print Previous articleFrom Limerick’s Milk Market to the MaracanaNext article68 per cent of UL students have tried drugs John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Gaza brings some fancy footwork to Limerick last_img read more