UK firms under threat from new Bribery bill

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople-TodayWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This PhotoPeople-TodayElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Share whatsapp Wednesday 15 September 2010 8:06 pm KCS-content center_img THE Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched a two-month consultation on the Bribery Act to help companies prepare for new legislation due to come in next April.A consultation period with industry bodies kicked off yesterday and will run until the beginning of November. The government said that it plans to publish the responses in early 2011.The consultation covers corporate hospitality and promotional expenditure. Firms have been concerned that the wording in the act was too broad, leaving large international companies vulnerable to bribery charges, especially when it came to entertaining clients and business partners.Others fear that strict new legislation currently threatens to put UK companies and those doing business in the UK at a competitive disadvantage“That the government has now issued draft guidance is welcomed. The guidance is, as expected, based on principles. Although it doesn’t solve some of the problems, especially concerning the bribery of a foreign official, it is positive that some guidance has been provided on that point,” said Simmons and Simmons lawyer Patrick Boylan. UK firms under threat from new Bribery bill Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ASA bans “misleading” and “irresponsible” betting system ad

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The UK’s advertising standards authority has upheld three complaints against a website advertising a system for online casino bets, two for misleading and unsubstantiated claims and one for advertising gambling irresponsibly.The website,, owned by tipster Paul Coleman, featured text including the statements: “I’ll Teach You How To Make £50-£100 or more a Day”; “No Work…No Hassle…No Risk”; “make £60 in the first hour” and “a system that’s guaranteed to pay” among other claims suggesting the system advertised could be a substitute normal income and was risk-free.In addition, tet on the site said the system “takes advantage of a glitch in the way online casinos work”, that it was unique and that it only applied to online casino games.A complainant challenged the ad on three grounds.The first claim was that the claims the system was “no-risk” and the profits mentioned were misleading and unsubstantiated, while the second argued that claims the system was unique, developed by Coleman and would only work in online casinos were also misleading and unsubstantiated.A third claim argued the ad was socially irresponsible because it suggested gambling could replace traditional sources of income.In response, Coleman said the ad was “designed to generate interest in an opportunity to make money from roulette and was based on his experience of using a system that he had developed”.In addition, Coleman said that “most of the feedback he received” from clients said that they had earned money by using his system. In addition, he said that he “could not be responsible” for clients who did not follow the rules correctly.Coleman added that the web page featuring the ad would be removed and the system would no longer be on sale. The website in question continues to advertise Coleman’s tipster services for horse racing and football on its other pages.The ASA upheld all three complaints. On the complaint regarding guaranteed profits, it said Coleman “had not provided any evidence to demonstrate that any users of the system had been successful and achieved profits”.“We concluded that the claims for the system’s success and profitability had not been substantiated and were therefore misleading,” it said.On the claim that the system was unique, the ASA said Coleman “had not provided any evidence to demonstrate how his system worked, how it differed from other gambling systems or how the method was exclusively designed for non-traditional casinos”. As such it ruled this claim to be misleading as well.When it came to the claim that the ad promoted irresponsible behaviour, the ASA pointed to the CAP code, which says advertisers must not suggest that gambling can be a solution to financial concerns, an alternative to employment or a way to achieve financial security.The ASA highlighted claims such as those using the system being able to escape the “rat race”, or being able to quit “tedious and irritating” jobs as being liable to be interpreted as the gambling system acting as  alternative to employment and a way to achieve financial security.“We concluded that the ad promoted a gambling service as an alternative to employment and a way to achieve financial security, and was therefore socially irresponsible,” the ASA added.As a result, the ad must not appear again in its current form, and Coleman was warned that he must produce evidence to support claims that his system was risk-free or that it was a new system, as well as that he must not promote gambling as an alternative to employment or a path to financial security. Casino & games The UK’s advertising standards authority has upheld three complaints against a website advertising a system for online casino bets, two for misleading and unsubstantiated claims and one for advertising gambling irresponsibly. Regions: UK & Ireland 17th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address ASA bans “misleading” and “irresponsible” betting system adlast_img read more

Swissport Tanzania Plc ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgSwissport Tanzania Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swissport Tanzania Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swissport Tanzania Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swissport Tanzania Plc (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwissport Tanzania Plc is an aviation service provider in Tanzania providing ground and cargo handling services, as well as executive aviation and aviation security services at Julius Nyerere International Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport. Its services include aviation fueling and aircraft maintenance services. Swissport Tanzania has extended its footprint and offers aviation services at Songwe Airport and Mtwara Airport in Tanzania. The company was founded in 1984 and its head office is based in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Swissport Tanzania is a subsidiary of Swissport International Limited. Swissport Tanzania Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The 2017 Apopka news year in review: Wekiva Mustangs advance to…

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them beginning today and ending on Sunday, December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which story is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #1: Wekiva’s impressive run to the state finals. Published on March 3rd and 4th, 2017The Wekiva Mustangs boys basketball team won 15 of its last 17 games to advance to their first 8-A basketball state final. Here are the articles published detailing their semifinal win over Miami South, and their loss in the finals against Osceola High School.Wekiva advances to the state finals: Defeats Miami South 73-59 in semifinalThe Wekiva Mustangs kept their storybook season alive with a torrid second-half performance in route to a 73-59 semifinal win over the South Miami Cobras. The win sends Wekiva (26-5) to the 9A state championship game against the winner of the Osceola-Wellington semifinal game later this evening. The finals will be tomorrow night at 8 PM at the Lakeland Center. This is the Mustangs first appearance in the state championship game.Photo Credit: FHSAASenior Wekiva center Paul Reed was again the immovable force on both ends of the floor for the Mustangs. Reed poured in 28 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and was the driving force in Wekiva’s 45-point second half.He was our cool hand when things got hot,” said Mustang Head Coach Gersino Lubin. “He’s sure-handed, coachable, and one of the hardest workers I have ever coached.”Early in the third quarter, Wekiva broke open a 30-30 tie when they ran off 10 straight points, seven of which were Reed’s including a missed dunk rebound that he put back up, scored, was fouled and hit the free throw to make it 40-30 midway through the third quarter. The Mustangs extended the lead to 13 before the Cobras rallied to within five points at 60-55 with 4:15 remaining in the game, but Reed’s length of the floor driving layup and made the free throw off the foul extended Wekiva’s lead to 63-55, and they never looked back with 4:06 remaining.Senior point guard Ezacuras Dawson led all South Miami scorers with 26 points, as the Cobras end their season with a 26-4 record. It was the fourth appearance in the 9A final four for South Miami in five years.Along with an inspired offensive effort in the second half, Wekiva can also credit a full-court pressing defense that contributed to 15 Cobra turnovers. Wekiva also had 15 turnovers but overcame them with 27-29 free throw shooting.The win was Wekiva’s sixth straight, and 15th out of their last 16 games.Mustang rally falls short as Osceola prevails 59-47The Wekiva Mustangs storybook season fell just short of a happy ending. Despite a furious second-half rally that cut a 16-point deficit down to two, the Mustangs fell to the Osceola Kowboys 59-47 in the 9A state championship tonight at the Lakeland Center.Wekiva finishes its season with a 26-6 record after winning 15 of its last 17 games to reach the state finals for the first time in school history. Senior Wekiva forward Paul Reed, the star of the semifinal game, scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds despite being covered by multiple Kowboy defenders who pushed, shoved and played an extremely physical style of defense on him. Reed had 28 points and 13 rebounds Friday night in the Mustangs 73-59 victory over South Miami.The Mustangs were snake bit to start the game, falling behind 7-0, and not scoring until 4:10 elapsed in the first quarter. Finally, Reed ended the draught when he made a reverse layup after missing two shots and claiming his own rebounds both times. Osceola maintained that seven-point lead at the quarter’s end 13-6.In the second quarter, the Kowboys used full-court pressure to disrupt Wekiva’s offense, holding them to only eight points as they outscored the Mustangs 14-4 in the last five minutes of the half to take a 28-14 lead to intermission.However, the Mustang offense came alive in the third quarter.Trailing 32-16 two minutes into the second half, Wekiva rifled-off eight straight points and outscored Osceola 19-9 in the quarter to cut the lead to 37-33 to put them within striking distance coming into the fourth quarter.In that final quarter, the Mustangs cut the lead to two points three times (the final time at 40-38 with 5:10 remaining in the game), before Osceola employed a deliberate, four-corner offense and patiently pulled away. The Mustangs never led in the game.Despite an intense, physical, full-court pressure defense by Osceola, they were only whistled for two shooting fouls, and after going 27-29 at the line the night before, Wekiva only managed 1-4 free throw shooting in the finals.The Kowboys finished its season with a 29-2 record and claimed their second state title in school history.Feature Photo Credit: Florida High School Athletic Association. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSState ChampionshipWekiva Mustangs Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleThe Apopka news year in review: City issues Cease Discharge Order to Anuvia Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! 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Social Housing / Chartier – Corbasson

first_img Social Housing / Chartier – Corbasson Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard France Text description provided by the architects. This project located in the heart of the Marais district comprises the rehabilitation of the building 76, Rue Saint-Antoine and the adjoining plot at 1, Rue de Turenne. Dating back to the seventeenth century, the existing building is built on a very narrow site. The project will complete the block and create a new façade for the gable-end that currently bears the traces of a building that was demolished to make way for Rue de Turenne. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedThe existing building has been preserved and refurbished. The upper storeys have been enlarged by the addition of extra space to the existing area of each floor, creating more spacious accommodations facing Rue de Turenne. The gable has been opened out to provide the best possible views. An exterior skin has been added to protect the newly created spaces and give them a certain coherence. Save this picture!The general aspect matches the officially sanctioned proportions for the area. The housing units created are two- and four-room flats and loft-style studios. They are accessed by open-air staircases leading up from the interior courtyard. Each unit has a terrace or a balcony. All rooms open onto a central living room, reducing the need for corridors.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessSCALE: furniture/architecture/society / Breadtruck FilmsArticlesThe Cornerstone / JAJA Architects ApSArticlesProject locationAddress:74 rue Saint Antoine, Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeChartier – CorbassonOfficeFollowProductsSteelStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingRefurbishmentRenovationDabasParisHousingRefurbishment3D ModelingFrancePublished on June 29, 2010Cite: “Social Housing / Chartier – Corbasson” 29 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?社会福利住宅 / Chartier – Corbasson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 Social Housing / Chartier – CorbassonSave this projectSaveSocial Housing / Chartier – Corbasson “COPY” Social Housingcenter_img Save this picture!+ 18 Share ArchDaily Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Chartier – Corbasson Area Area of this architecture project 2009 CopySocial Housing, Renovation•Paris, France Projectslast_img read more

Cruz de Pedra House / Cá-colectivo de arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  João Morgado Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Cá-colectivo de arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Houses Cruz de Pedra House / Cá-colectivo de arquitecturaSave this projectSaveCruz de Pedra House / Cá-colectivo de arquitectura Year:  Portugal “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY”center_img 2020 CopyHouses•Guimarães, Portugal Manufacturers: Azulima, BRUMA, CS Telhas, Fassa Bortolo, Sanindusa, DL cozinhas, DOFCork, Fradical, Milei, Vale da GandaraSave this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. This building is located in a Special Protection Zone, on the outskirts of the city center of Guimarães, which is classified by Unesco as a World Heritage Site since 2001. It is a single-family house from the 1930s, with exposed stone masonry walls, wooden floor, and cover structures, iron railings, and wooden window frames with organic motifs inspired by the “earth” and “sea”. Traces of Art Nouveau influence are also present. The building was the object of an intervention in the 1980s, which completely destroyed its interior and expanded the original construction on the east side, deeply mischaracterizing it.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!Plan – First floorSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe intervention proposes the demolition of everything that is superfluous, maintaining only the original construction and the rehabilitation of what characterizes it: granite masonry walls, wooden window frames identical to the original design, repair of existing railings, ceramic roof tile covering in natural color, of Marseille type, and eaves in “Canudo” tile, supported by the existing wooden structure that will be rehabilitated. Only the east façade, facing the outer courtyard as a result of the demolition of the entire interior during the 1980s expansion, gains a new contemporary image, with a full glass potting topped off by a “blind” wall. Such wall is covered with tiles and a flat landscaped roof covering. The intervention started with the assumption of rehabilitating all that initially characterized the building, rejecting the “pastische” and the “façadisme”.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!Section – ASave this picture!© João MorgadoIt resorted to the repair, maintenance, and conservation of the original materials and structures combined with traditional construction techniques at the same time. Soon after, sustainability was incorporated into the use of materials, techniques, resources, and local knowledge (such as oil paints and natural pigments, lime plasters, insulation in cork, etc., etc.), efficient heating and cooling equipment using clean energies, such as electricity, and in passive heating and cooling systems. “Like a tree, this building has its roots, gives shade and protection to those who take it in, has its moments of beauty and, as it was born, one day it will die after living its life. It is not really an untouchable and eternal virgin, but a small and simple work made by men for men”. In Fernando Távora, arch., 1963Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: 15-Minute CityIdeasOpen Call: Industry Scholarships 2021 > IAAC’s Masters in City & TechnologyOpportunities Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Cruz de Pedra House / Cá-colectivo de arquitectura Projects Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 40Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Area:  198 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCá-colectivo de arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuimarãesPortugalPublished on March 02, 2021Cite: “Cruz de Pedra House / Cá-colectivo de arquitectura” [Casa Cruz de Pedra / Cá-colectivo de arquitectura] 02 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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DSC’s two guides to grants for individuals now online

first_imgDSC’s two guides to grants for individuals now online  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 June 2005 | News The Directory of Social Change has published its two funding directories for individuals as a combined online database. The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need and The Educational Grants Directory can now be searched for an annual fee of £135 + VAT.The two publications can now be searched at The site contains details of 3,568 grantmaking trusts that provide funding for individuals in need and for educational purposes. Together these trusts give £362 million a year.Publisher the Directory of Social Change says: “we aim to include all publicly-registered charities which give at least £500 a year to individuals, although most give much more than this.” Advertisement Tagged with: Digitalcenter_img The site is the latest in the Directory of Social Change’s move into publishing its extensive funding information resources in digital format. The first move came a few years ago with the publication on CD-ROM of The Guide to the Major Trusts.Then came, the online version of the trusts guide, which has recently been revamped. This was followed by, and then in April this year by All but the site required a paid subscription.To its credit the site claims to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium’s accessibility standard. Unfortunately, a key link on its front page, that lets visitors click through to the site’s search engine – “Click here if you want access to the UKs most comprehensive database of grants for individuals” – is, although underlined, not an active link but simply and confusingly underlined text.Also, one month after its launch, the site’s main navigation bar link to “News” takes the visitor to a page saying only “A weekly summary of major voluntary sector news items will appear here shortly.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Protests erupt over bigoted law

first_imgBy L.T. Pham and Q. WidemanRaleigh, N.C.On March 23, the North Carolina General Assembly fast-tracked House Bill 2 in response to a Charlotte city ordinance set to take effect April 1 that would protect trans* people from discrimination. The General Assembly called a “special session” to present the bill, whose details were not revealed to any lawmakers until that same morning. In under 12 hours, the bill was passed in two committee meetings, the House, the Senate and then enthusiastically signed by right-wing Gov. Pat McCrory. Earlier this year, Gov. McCrory signed HB 318, a law assaulting undocumented immigrants and all workers. HB 2 has been deemed one of the worst anti-trans* bills in the country. Now law, it is sweepingly broad and makes attacks on LGBTQ folks as well as workers and other oppressed peoples. HB 2 requires that trans* people must use the restroom that aligns with their “biological sex,” instead of the gender with which they identify. Trans* people can be denied public accommodations on the basis of their actual or perceived gender. HB 2 also includes provisions that make it much more difficult for all oppressed workers to file state claims against their employers for discrimination. Additionally, the state can now prevent local governments from enforcing a minimum wage standard for contract workers. This bill’s proponents, who had never before expressed concern for survivors of sexual assault, claim its purpose is to protect women and children from sexual predators. The right-wing proponents of the bill have specifically used the legislation to scapegoat trans* women, and all trans* people in general, for sexual assault.In short, this new law is an attempt to consolidate state power in order to further divide the working class while using trans* people as a scapegoat. A People’s Special SessionQueer and trans* people of color were present all day at the General Assembly as the bill was being pushed through. Many of us sat in on the hearings waiting for an opportunity to speak against this racist and transphobic bill, only to be told that public comment was limited. In the first hearing, a young, Black trans* person approached the mic to speak after the committee chair had ended public comment after only 25 minutes. Immediately, they (some trans* people prefer to be referred to by the pronoun “they”) were told by a state sheriff to be quiet and to return to their seat. Instead, they said out loud that not a single person of color has been to the podium. Following this, they were escorted out as they shouted, “Trans people are survivors too!” They were banned from re-entering any legislative building for the rest of the day. By that night, the bill was passed into law, and queer and trans* people of color from across the state began to organize a response. Many are a part of the North Carolina BlackLivesMatter Queer and Trans People of Color Coalition, a grouping of grass-roots organizations and Black Lives Matter youth organizers with a leftist orientation — many of whom organized the Pride disruption last summer.By March 24, nearly 1,000 people had RSVP’d online to a demonstration called in front of the governor’s mansion. A statement released by the NC BlackLivesMatter QTPOC Coalition, and printed in Workers World, highlighted the disproportionate impact this bill will have on queer and trans* people, people of color, workers and other vulnerable communities. The demonstration also called for its own “People’s Special Session” to take up the concerns and anger that queer and trans* people had been barred from expressing at the General Assembly. Power and indignationNearly 1,000 people from across the state convened in front of the governor’s mansion that evening. As folks gathered, chants began that exposed the many attacks included in this new law: “Queer rights are workers rights!” and “Black lives matter!” As the crowd began to grow, queer and trans* people of color organizers brought the crowd into the street and began the occupation of Blount Street. As the masses moved toward the governor’s mansion, arms linked and facing inward, the mansion’s police detachment became aggressive, pushing and yelling at the peaceful demonstrators. When the police realized that the group would be too large to control and had a fighting spirit of its own, they fell back. Soon, five queer and trans* organizers took a spot in the center of the crowd, sat down and chained themselves together as a statement of resistance. The crowd built around these five and chants continued. Organizers asked that those in the crowd form a wall of protection around those who were most vulnerable at the action. What followed was a beautiful display of solidarity as queer and trans* people of color moved toward the inside of the circle, while anti-racist whites held the outside as cops attempted to look inward. The crowd held Blount Street for over two hours as the group held space for trans* people of color to speak, sharing their stories about state violence and bathroom harassment. Some called for the ousting of Gov. McCrory, and many called to shut it all down. At one point in the evening, lights were turned on in the mansion, and McCrory himself stood in the window to witness a powerful showing of queer and trans* people who refused to be his pawns. As the night wore on, police threatened a street sweep, but organizers were able to hold the street for another 20 to 30 minutes until those unable to risk arrest moved to the sidewalk to cheer on those committed to civil disobedience. As arrests were made, Black trans* women spoke out about the immense risks that civil disobedience and arrest hold for trans* people of color, sang and chanted the names of murdered trans* women of color, and vogued in front of stony-faced cops.Eventually, the five who chained themselves together were slowly arrested, one by one. They were patted down, and some were inappropriately searched by arresting officers. After being transported to the Wake County Jail, they were held for more than two hours. The arrestees were released at the end of the night and welcomed by a crowd that had been rallying at the jail in solidarity. The fight continuesThe rapid passing of HB 2 into law exposes this stage of the capitalist crisis: Workers and oppressed people cannot trust politicians to prioritize human needs over profit and prestige. In fact, we should expect that as capitalism crumbles, more bills like HB 2 will be passed in order to justify the bosses’ and the politicians’ greed. The politicians do not want to see a united front against homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, ableism or any other issue plaguing the working class. They want to divide us, using lies that make us enemies of each other. But as revolutionaries, we understand that fighting for the working class means fighting back against every attack on oppressed peoples. The actions in response to HB 2 will only grow in militancy as more and more people realize that we cannot contend with the police powers of the state on a basis of morality or conscience. A government that is so ready to deny trans* people the right to pee or self-identify, deny workers the right to fight against racism and discrimination, and prevent people from identifying with the oppression of others does not have a conscience and is not interested in one. The March 24 demonstration sent a strong message to the ruling class: “If we don’t get no justice, then y’all don’t get no peace.” We will not stop fighting until trans* people can determine our own futures; until police violence against Black communities ends; until immigrants have freedom of movement; until women are free from the chains of patriarchy; until all working-class and oppressed communities are free from the chokehold of capitalism. Black lives matter! Abolish the police! Defend trans* women! Protect queer youth!Trans* is used with an asterisk to indicate the spectrum of all the different genders of people who do not conform to the either/or of male/female.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Equalizer in 90th minute helps soccer tie No. 23 Kansas

first_img Previous articleTCU staff get a second shot at an educationNext articleMarket Square changes still not enough for some students Oscar Saravia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Strong effort not enough as volleyball swept in series with West Virginia ReddIt Bell reflects on his journey in soccer after championship season TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Linkedin Calls to the TCU Police Department drop this semester TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Oscar Saravia Facebook Oscar Saravia Facebook Oscar Saravia printTensions were high at Garvey Rosenthal Soccer Stadium on Sunday as a last-minute goal forced two overtime periods in a 2-2 draw against No. 23 Kansas. A tie was reached with merely 13 seconds remaining in regulation and neither team scored in overtime. The Frogs started slowly in the first half, which led to a Kansas goal in the 20th minute. “The game didn’t go according to plan the first half,” head coach Eric Bell said. “We had to work a little harder in the second half. I’m happy with how the team responded, it showed character and grit about our group.” Tara Smith led the Frogs in the second half, tying the game with a rebound score inside the box. The goal was the second of the season for Smith and the fifth of her career. TCU ruled the majority of the second half with 16 shots compared to Kansas’ nine. However, a penalty kick for the Jayhawks in the 86th minute pushed them in front. Four minutes later, Messiah Bright hit an equalizer for TCU, a bullet header off a cross by Grace Collins. “We pushed another number higher, but other than that it was just having to work a little harder and smarter,” Bell said. “I thought the level of intensity increased in the second half. We made it harder for them to get out of their end.”Bell said that the Frogs would need to start faster in the future to win tight matches such as these. TCU will finish their regular season in West Virginia.  The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday and will be televised on FS1. + posts Oscar Saravia Alcohol violations on opening game day remain low Oscar Saravia Twitterlast_img read more

RoundPoint Among Fastest Growing Companies in Charlotte

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save  Print This Post RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation announced that it has been selected as one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s 2018 Fast 50.The financial records of all nominated companies were reviewed to determine the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Charlotte region. All winners will be included in the Fast 50 Special Report published in the December 7 issue of the Charlotte Business Journal. The actual rankings of these 50 companies—which is based on the average percentage of annual growth over a three-year period—will be revealed during the awards program at the Fast 50 Awards Dinner hosted by the Charlotte Business Journal on December 6, 2018.“We’re excited about this achievement as it’s a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication,” said Kevin Brungardt, CEO of RoundPoint. “Many people played a role in helping RoundPoint reach this point and we’re grateful that their collective efforts have been recognized in this way. We look forward to continued, disciplined growth as our firm moves forward in 2019 and beyond.”Founded in 2007, RoundPoint is a fully licensed agency and non-agency subservicer for commercial banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, and hedge funds. As one of the nation’s largest non-bank mortgage servicers, it currently services over $80 billion worth of mortgage assets and is authorized to service loans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company is headquartered in Charlotte with an office in Dallas, and is publicly rated by Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s, and Kroll Bond Rating Agency. RoundPoint is a seller and servicer for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and an approved single family issuer and servicer for Ginnie Mae. RoundPoint is also an approved servicer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition to servicing loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae, RoundPoint services for third parties and has an extensive portfolio of loans involved in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) structured and shared loss transactions. Tagged with: charlotte charlotte business journal FinTech Housing Market mortgage Roundpoint RoundPoint Mortgage RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation Related Articles October 29, 2018 1,632 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago charlotte charlotte business journal FinTech Housing Market mortgage Roundpoint RoundPoint Mortgage RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation 2018-10-29 Staff Writer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Featured, Headlines About Author: Staff Writer Home / Featured / RoundPoint Among Fastest Growing Companies in Charlotte Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago RoundPoint Among Fastest Growing Companies in Charlotte Previous: Ellie Mae Launches New Encompass Digital Mortgage Solution Next: Déjà Vu All Over Again Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more