El gobernador de Puerto Rico Alejandro García Padilla, sorprendió cuando le declaró al pueblo en mensaje televisado, que la deuda pública de PR es “impagable” y que “no se trata de política. Se trata de matemáticas”. Aceptar de pronto lo que el movimiento independentista y progresista de las islas – Puerto Rico es un archipiélago – viene diciendo desde hace bastante tiempo, es desconcertante. ¿Cuál es el propósito?Como mero administrador del gobierno colonial, García Padilla obedece, no a las necesidades del pueblo, sino a sus amos en Washington y Wall Street. Cuando dice que es impagable, no lo hace para proteger al pueblo, sino a los bonistas estadounidenses.La enorme crisis de PR, enmarcada dentro de la crisis del capitalismo en callejón sin salida a nivel global y en particular con la de Estados Unidos, ha puesto en escena una compleja trama para tratar de cobrarle al pueblo puertorriqueño el más mínimo centavo por los bonos municipales vendidos por los sucesivos gobiernos para cumplir con el funcionamiento del país y mantener a flote sus agencias públicas.La deuda, que ya ronda sobre los 72 mil millones de dólares, representa más de $20.000 por persona en PR, más que el ingreso medio de $19.518. (“Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis is America’s Colonial Crisis”, por Angelo Falcon) El dinero prestado al gobierno solo ha sido utilizado para pagar las deudas locales o los enormes intereses que de PR recaudan los bonistas. Aunque Moody’s y otras agencias han ido bajando progresivamente las cualificaciones de estos bonos a estado “chatarra”, estos bonos han sido apetecidos por las grandes firmas de tenedores de bonos por ser libres de impuestos y tener el rendimiento más alto existente.Aparte de los rendimientos, las tarifas cobradas por Wall Street son astronómicas. Un artículo de Forbes en 2013 titulado “How Wall Street Has Profited From Puerto Rico’s Misery” (“Cómo Wall Street se ha beneficiado de la miseria de PR”), reporta que “Las tarifas cobradas fueron mayores que las calculadas en otros estados y ciudades con problemas financieros de EUA. De hecho, de acuerdo con Reuters, a los bancos como UBS, se les pagaron en promedio márgenes brutos de un 31 por ciento más alto que los márgenes cobrados a Detroit”.El artículo concluye con lo que también se puede concluir ahora: “Para entender cómo Puerto Rico está en tales condiciones extremas, simplemente siga el dinero a Wall Street”. (Forbes.com)Hoy, el gobierno de PR se encuentra en bancarrota y sin ningún crecimiento económico. A pesar de haber implantado medidas desesperadas para balancear el presupuesto desde incluso antes de la crisis económica del 2008. Medidas como la imposición de impuesto de ventas en 2006, los despidos de empleadas/os públicos en 2009, la reforma de pensiones en 2013, hasta el nuevo impuesto a la gasolina y el reciente IVU (impuesto de ventas y uso) entre otras. Nada ha mejorado la economía y el gobierno se encuentra sin posibilidades de continuar los pagos a la deuda.Reporte Krueger, receta neoliberal del FMIGarcía Padilla no hacía sino preparar al pueblo para la imposición de desastrosas medidas neoliberales contenidas en el reporte Krueger. El reporte de 30 páginas recoge un estudio detallado de la economía de la colonia y sus prácticas por 10 años consecutivos realizado por Anne O. Krueger, Ranjit Teja y Andrew Wolfe, ex economistas nada menos que del Fondo Monetario Internacional.Si bien el propósito de este estudio, “Puerto Rico, un camino a seguir,” era el de buscar la forma de extraer más ganancias a la colonia, tuvo por necesidad que abordar la verdadera crisis del país: el colonialismo, aunque no lo verbalice así. Refleja la realidad colonial que no tiene la capacidad de poder resolver los problemas financieros con una política soberana.Pero, ¿cuáles son esas recetas para sacar a PR del atolladero? El mismo informe resalta que son medidas difíciles que no tienen acogida popular, sobre todo de los sindicatos.Algunas medidas de este plan de cinco años son: Eliminar el salario mínimo de $7,25 la hora, el cual dice que es muy alto para PR y que se debe bajar hasta que la situación de PR se acerque a la del estado más pobre de EUA. Fin al bono de fin de año o de Navidad; reducción de vacaciones de 30 a 15 días; redefinir las horas extras a partir de 40 horas semanales y no como se hace ahora, a partir de las ocho horas al día; “reducir requisitos onerosos para demostrar causa justificada en despidos”; reducción de maestras/os y consolidación – léase cierre – de escuelas; reducción de las asignaciones a la Universidad de Puerto Rico, etc.Incluye además privatizaciones de agencias públicas como la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica, y otras agencias eficientes del gobierno que generan ingresos como el Fondo del Seguro del Estado.Algo novedoso en la propuesta es el pedido al congreso de EUA que excluya a PR de la imposibilidad de someterse a la Ley de Quiebra y así poder “renegociar” la deuda; y la suspensión de la Ley Jones, o Ley de Cabotaje que hace que todo producto que llegue a la isla desde dondequiera que venga, sea trasladado en embarcaciones EUA con personal EUA, lo que encarece el producto en más del doble.Una consecuencia de este informe es que involuntariamente, echa abajo algunas de las razones que quienes abogan por la estadidad utilizan para tratar de convencer que bajo la estadidad se estaría mejor y se tendrían más derechos. Cuando en el reporte se mencionan algunas de estas medidas, como por ejemplo, la reducción de vacaciones y de los requisitos para demostrar despidos injustificados, y redefinir las horas extras, argumenta que deben ser como los niveles en la “mainland” (EUA), donde se han perdido tantos derechos laborales.En PR, a pesar de ser colonia, la lucha sindical ha logrado avances que se han perdido en la “mainland”. Otra comparación la hace con la educación, diciendo que hay que reducir el presupuesto de la UPR porque es muy barata y debe encarecerse como en EUA.Resistencia es educación y luchaWorkers World-Mundo Obrero habló con Luis Pedraza Leduc, portavoz de la Coordinadora Sindical y Coordinador de PROSOL, el Programa de Solidaridad de la UTIER, Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego, quien asistió a la reunión convocada el pasado 29 de junio por el gobernador para que alcaldes, legisladores, sectores de la sociedad y sindicatos, oyeran la presentación del informe por la misma Krueger. Pedraza Leduc mencionó el papel jugado por la Ley 66, la cual el Informe Krueger avala. Esta “Ley de Sostenibilidad Fiscal y Operacional del Gobierno del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, permite al gobierno hacer los ajustes necesarios para atender la crisis fiscal que enfrenta el país”. (aldia.microjuris.com) Ha sido la base utilizada para atacar a los sindicatos.Dice Pedraza Leduc: “el planteamiento es de extender la Ley 66, significa no negociación colectiva y es eliminar beneficios. En el caso nuestro, de PROSOL, que estamos representando a los empleados de la Autoridad de Carreteras, que es una corporación pública, el lunes 29 de junio comenzamos en el tribunal un recurso de interdicto en contra de esta ley. Planteamos que esa ley es inconstitucional, porque va contra el derecho constitucional a la negociación colectiva y por lo tanto, a la libre asociación.“Esa es una medida que estamos tomando desde el punto de vista legal. La otra más urgente que está tomando la UTIER y el movimiento sindical, que es lo que vamos a estar haciendo en todos los sectores, es una discusión con los delegados y con la base de los sindicatos, de toda esta problemática. Que la gente se empape y discuta todo lo que está pasando para que tengamos una base de apoyo para las acciones de lucha. Porque no es una lucha (a nivel legal) y de discusión con esta gente, pues ellos (gobierno y consultores) ya tienen una decisión tomada”.Esta semana se celebrarán varias reuniones a ese efecto.Puerto Rico se encuentra en una encrucijada donde el movimiento progresista puertorriqueño, tanto en las islas como en la diáspora, necesitan de amplios debates y movilizaciones. El futuro de Borinken está en juego.Joubert-Ceci es puertorriqueña residente en el estado de PensilvaniaFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Facebook What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines ReddIt printInstagram, Tory Burch, ELLE magazine and others decided to promote voter registration and a trip to the polls on Nov. 6. Tory Burch released a limited edition shirt with “VOTE” across the front. The fashion company created this shirt to urge young voters to cast their ballot.“When we choose not to vote — when we choose not to facilitate voting by the broadest numbers of people possible — we risk weakening our democracy,” said Tory Burch in her blog, Tory Daily. “Voting is something we must never take for granted; it’s a pillar of our democracy.”All net proceeds from the shirt sales benefit Eighteen x 18, a platform launched by actress Yara Shahidi. Shahidi is encouraging young adults to register to vote and cast their ballot in November. Actress Camila Mendes wore the Tory Burch shirt on the red carpet at the LA Film Festival in September. On Instagram, she discussed her first time voting — which she did by mail from Canada.“I think that celebrities and fashion companies promoting politics and voting is effective…it gets people thinking and talking,” said sophomore early childhood education major Allison Wade. “I believe that seeing these things can inspire people to get politically active regardless of political party.”Instagram partnered with TurboVote to make voter registration easier for its users. By creating ads in its users’ feeds and stories, the platform allowed users to get all the voter registration information in just a few minutes. The social media company also plans to provide a digital “I voted” sticker for its users to share on Election Day. The sticker will link to Get to the Polls website so users can find their voting locations.“The push for voting on social media has affected me in a positive way,” Wade said. “Spreading the word and information on voting through social media is extremely smart because most young adults spend a lot of time scrolling through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.”ELLE magazine partnered with When We All Vote to make sure its readers are ready for Election Day. In its October issue, the fashion magazine had an article on why voting matters and a letter from the editor, Nina Garcia, on why the 2018 midterms matter.According to the Voter Participation Center, voter participation is expected to drop 54.1 percent from 2016. Only 36 percent of eligible voters cast their ballot in the 2014 midterm election.ELLE also published a webpage with links to all designer vote t-shirts, including the Tory Burch shirt. “Because we are the next generation, I think it’s important for me to get in the habit of getting politically involved early and to educate myself on political issues and politics itself,” Wade said. Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Previous articleHoroscope: October 30, 2018Next articleNational and international students gather to discuss civil discourse Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexa Hines Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Linkedin + posts Linkedin Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Twitter Alumnus to reopen local bar Facebook Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ ReddIt Camila Mendes was just one celebrity featured in the Tory Burch shirt, which supports Eighteen x 18 and #ownyourvote.Courtesy of Camila Mendes/Instagram Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter
Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website A Pasadena-based nonprofit dedicated to helping underserved students succeed in college announced the appointment of a new board chair this week.Laura Zachar took over for LaWayne Williams as board chair at College Access Plan, the organization said in a written statement. Zachar has been a board member since 2019 and serves as the executive director for Reading Partners California.“She holds a [certified fundraising executive] certification and has personally raised over $15 million to support youth-serving organizations,” according to the statement.“I have been a proud CAP partner and supporter since moving to Pasadena in 2014. I am honored to assume this role and cannot give enough thanks to LaWayne and CAP’s Executive Director Mo Hyman for entrusting me to advance CAP’s policies and guiding principles,” said Zachar.“I am committed to continuing to use education and literacy as a platform to close the opportunity gap for as many students as possible,” she said.Zachar will preside over the rollout of CAP’s new five-year strategic plan, “which reinforces the organization’s long-held core beliefs to be student-centered and student-celebrating and critical of institutional barriers to college access,” the statement said.“Zachar, like all CAP board members and staff, is optimistic in uplifting students and advocating for systems change,” the statement continued. “CAP provides essential college access and success resources and advocacy to students, their families, and their community of supporters as they create a path to and through higher education despite historical and persisting barriers, such as those based on family income, racial-ethnic identity, citizenship status, and rigid definitions of achievement.”Zachar’s first public event as CAP board chair will come on Oct. 11 at the group’s socially distanced scavenger hunt fundraiser.More information is available at collegeaccessplan.org/events. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe More Cool Stuff 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. Non-Profits News Pasadena’s College Access Plan Names New Board Chair STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 3:43 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 93 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Mississippi Leads in Both Non-Current, Serious Delinquent Mortgage Rates in November Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Black Knight Financial Services Mississippi Non-Current Mortgages Serious Delinquent Mortgages 2015-01-06 Brian Honea Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 6, 2015 1,070 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 1/7/2015 Next: Ellie Mae Promotes Corr to CEO Mississippi was the state with the highest percentage of non-current mortgages and serious delinquent mortgages in November, according to data released recently as part of Black Knight Financial Services’ November 2014 “First Look” at mortgage data.In November, 14.88 percent of all mortgages in Mississippi were non-current (30 days or more past due but not in foreclosure), compared to the national average of 6.08 percent. The national average for November represented an 11.82 percent increase from October’s non-current mortgage rate (the rate declined by 5.69 percent year-over-year in November). Mississippi’s November non-current mortgage rate of 14.88 percent was a 3.15 percent decrease from November 2013 and was still way below the Magnolia State’s peak of 22.85 percent, attained in October 2005. Earlier that year, in March 2005, Mississippi’s non-current mortgage rate fell to its all-time low of 9.60 percent.The state with the second-highest non-current mortgage rate in November was New Jersey at 12.41 percent, followed by Louisiana (11.87 percent), New York (10.97 percent), and Rhode Island (10.78 percent). The state with the lowest non-current mortgage rate for the month was North Dakota.Mississippi also had the nation’s highest serious delinquency rate (90 days or more overdue or in foreclosure) for the month of November with 5.39 percent of mortgages in the state in serious delinquency. This percentage represented a 0.6 percent year-over-year increase, but was still well below Mississippi’s serious delinquency rate peak of 9.9 percent in December 2005. The state’s low for serious delinquency rate was 2.74 percent, achieved in March 2005.The second-highest serious delinquency rate was for November was in Rhode Island (3.80 percent), followed by Louisiana (3.68 percent), Alabama (3.66 percent), and Arkansas (3.34 percent). Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Mississippi Non-Current Mortgages Serious Delinquent Mortgages Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Mississippi Leads in Both Non-Current, Serious Delinquent Mortgage Rates in November
News UpdatesAllahabad HC Stays Single Judge Order Halting Selection Process Of 69,000 Assistant Basic Teachers In UP [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Jun 2020 3:40 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the interim order passed by a single-Judge of the High Court, staying the recruitment process of 69,000 Assistant Basic Teachers in Uttar Pradesh. The order has been passed by a division bench comprising of Justice PK Jaiswal and DK Singh, in a special appeal preferred by the Examination Regulatory Authority, Allahabad. The bench has…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the interim order passed by a single-Judge of the High Court, staying the recruitment process of 69,000 Assistant Basic Teachers in Uttar Pradesh. The order has been passed by a division bench comprising of Justice PK Jaiswal and DK Singh, in a special appeal preferred by the Examination Regulatory Authority, Allahabad. The bench has however clarified that the state Government will be at liberty to continue with the selection process for 37,000 posts that were kept vacant for Siksha Mitras, in terms of the Supreme Court order dated June 9 in Subedar Singh & Ors. v. State of UP & Ors. On June 3, while hearing 31 writ petitions against the authority, a single-Judge bench of Justice Alok Mathur had stayed all proceedings for selection of assistant basic teachers and had referred the matter to the UGC, while it was of a considered opinion that there has been a material error in evaluation of the question paper. On a perusal of the final answer key, the bench noted that there was “serious confusion” due to which a large number of candidates are liable to suffer for no fault of theirs. The UP Examination Regulatory Authority had therefore preferred an appeal, stating that it was not given an opportunity to present its case. Maintainability The Respondents argued that the special appeal was not maintainable against an interlocutory order. However, the court was of the opinion that the impugned order has “trappings” of a final judgment and therefore, the appeal is sustainable. “The Special Appeal against the impugned order does have the trappings of a judgment, affects the right of the parties and at this stage, we cannot dismiss the appeal as not maintainable,” the court said. Non-joinder of necessary parties The examination authority pointed out that the Single Judge had not taken note of the judgment in Ranjan Kumar v. State of Bihar, (2014) 16 SCC 187, which mandates the impleadement of each and every candidate to the proceedings, and therefore, it was contended that the impugned order was bad in law for non-joinder of necessary parties. The court observed that this issue needed re-consideration. “The objection before the learned Writ Court regarding nonjoinder of proper parties was based on the law laid down before Apex Court in the cases of Ranjan Kumar and others v. State of Bihar and others [supra] and Rashmi Mishra v. M. P. Public Service Commission and others [supra] and thus needs re-consideration,” the order states. Benefit of incorrect answer/questions The Petitioner also argued that the Single Judge had patently erred in law in taking upon himself functioning of a Subject Expert that certain answers were incorrect and some of the questions had more than two alternative answers. The authority argued that as per the law settled in Ranvijay Singh v. State of UP, (2018) 2 SCC 357, in case of any doubt regarding the correctness of the question/ answer, the benefit shall go in favour of the appellants and not the candidate. Concurring with this submission, the Court said, “The ratio of Ranvijay Singh (supra) has not been considered in its true perspective and the learned Writ Court has observed that in case of doubt with regard to any question, the benefit should go to the Examining Authority rather than to the candidate, yet passed the impugned order staying the notification dated 8.5.2020 and all further proceedings thereon and, therefore we are of the view that prima facie case for interim relief is made out by the appellants.” Accordingly, the High Court stayed the impugned, subject to the Supreme Court’s June 9 order. It said, “Pending notice, the operation and effect of impugned order dated 3.6.2020 passed in Writ Petition No. 8056 (SS) of 2020, Rishabh Mishra & others v. State of U.P. and others and other connected writ petitions, shall remain stayed, until further orders of this Court. However, the State Government is at liberty to proceed further in terms of Apex Court’s order dated 21.5.2020 passed in Special Leave Petition (Civil) Diary No.11198 of 2020, Ram Sharan Maurya & Ors. v. State of U.P. & Ors. and order dated 9.6.2020 passed in Special Leave to Appeal (C) No(s).6687 of 2020, Subedar Singh & Ors. v. The State of Uttar Pradesh & Ors.” The court has issued notices to the Respondents and has posted the matter for consideration after 10 weeks. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story
WhatsApp Pinterest A Beretta “over and under” double-barrel shotgun was produced before a judge in court today so he could decide if it could be fired.The firearm was produced before Judge Kevin Kilrane when detective Paul McHugh was asked if it was usable when he found it in the boot of a car in Co. Donegal driven by a former hotel boss from Northern Ireland.Donegal District Court heard that the gun was stolen along with two others in a burglary in Northern Ireland.Detective McHugh told the court there was no cartridge in the gun when he discovered it at Trumman West, Laghey. He said it was usable, although somewhat rusty.The detective said later tests by the Garda ballistics section showed the gun was capable of being fired.Farmer Paul Roohan, 40-year-old former owner of the Carlton Hotel in Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, denied having a stolen gun but he pleaded guilty to having an unlicensed weapon.The prosecution agreed to withdraw the charge of possession of a stolen gun when the court heard he was not aware it was stolen. He pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed weapon on February 9, 2014.The judge said Roohan wasn’t co-operative with gardai and failed to keep an appointment with the detective. He had also been told there was an attempted assault on the detective but there were no further details.Defence counsel Peter Nolan told the court that Roohan was bankrupt, and had lost his hotel and farm. He had suffered serious cognitive impairment as a result of an assault in 2007.Roohan, with an address at Ballymaghagran, Belleek, was fined €500. Facebook By admin – July 27, 2015 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleDonegal Local Enterprise Office takes lead in European business initiativeNext articleEmergency services at the scene of a suspected gas leak in Derry admin WhatsApp Former hotelier pleads guilty to possession of unlicensed gun Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York City’s Pride parade has kicked off in a colorful celebration in lower Manhattan. Millions of spectators are expected to take to the streets of New York in rainbow and glittery garb to show support for the LGBTQ community.The Big Apple’s pride celebration was made even more poignant this year on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.Other major U.S. cities like Chicago and San Francisco are also set to celebrate Pride on Sunday.Some cities around the country and around the world hosted their first Pride events ever.In Oklahoma City, Mayor David Holt declared the city’s first-ever Pride celebration week this year. Holt said he wanted to demonstrate that all people are welcome in Oklahoma City, which hosted its parade on Saturday.Annapolis, Maryland, also hosted its first Pride parade ever on Saturday.The North Macedonian capital of Skopje even hosted its first pride parade, which went off without a hitch — and no violence, The Associated Press reported.Elsewhere around the world, Pride events were held in Mexico City, Paraguay and the Ukraine on Saturday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
H2SITE is a spinoff formed by Tecnalia research and technology center and Eindhoven University of Technology Engie and Tecnalia officials at the signing ceremony. (Credit: ENGIE Group.) French utility Engie, through its venture capital arm Engie New Ventures, has invested in H2SITE, a Bilbao, Spain headquartered company that aims to commercialise the production of highly pure hydrogen, using a membrane reactor based system.The membrane reaction based technology can produce hydrogen at customer’s premises from several hydrogen carriers including methane, particularly from biomethane and ammonia.H2SITE is a spinoff established by Tecnalia research and technology center and Eindhoven University of Technology.The aim of H2SITE technology platform is to address the issue of decentralised production, transport and storage of hydrogen using a compact and cost-effective, on-site solution, based on its one-step industrial process that combines membranes in a reactor.Engie claims to have identified and assess this new technology through a diverse collaborative research projects.Engie executive vice president Shankar krishnamoorthy said: “Our investment in H2SITE lies at the heart of the energy transition that ENGIE is leading in particular by fostering and participating in the development of a market for hydrogen.“We are pleased with this new research cooperation that will enable to unlock the full potential of a versatile and promising technology, and to scale up sustainable and efficient solutions for industry and mobility needs”Engie signs R&D cooperation partnership with Tecnalia and Eindhoven University of TechnologyIn addition to making a minority investment in H2SITE, the French company through its research centre Engie Lab CRIGEN, has signed a research and development cooperation partnership with Tecnalia and Eindhoven University of Technology to further develop applications of this technology that can contribute towards carbon neutrality.Tecnalia CEO Iñaki San Sebastian said: “H2SITE is the result of deep-tech venture building at pan-European level, combining: breakthrough R&D capabilities at University, Research and Technology Organization and Corporate level with ENGIE’s smart capital together with a top extended entrepreneurial team. Hydrogen is core to Tecnalia´s focus on zero carbon solutions.”Engie New Ventures a €180m investment fund that is involved in making minority investments in innovative startups.
the competition opens on 17 September 2018 and the deadline for applications is midday on 12 December 2018 to lead a project you must be a UK-based business or research and technology organisation. You can collaborate with other businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector or research and technology organisations projects can have total costs of between £500,000 and £15 million and last between 3 and 18 months businesses could get up to 70% of their eligible project costs if your application meets a quality threshold you will be invited to an interview panel between 4 to 12 February you can register to attend one of the briefing events taking place during September 2018 to find out more about the competition, how to make an application and meet potential partners Feasibility studies competition information A £25 million funding competition will offer grants to innovative businesses with projects to develop batteries for future electric vehicles.Funding is provided by UK Research and Innovation and delivered by Innovate UK.A growing demand and global marketThere is growing global demand for fully electric and zero emission vehicles, with the market estimated to be worth £5 billion in the UK and £50 billion in Europe by 2025.The Faraday battery challenge is a £246 million investment to bring forward the next generation of electric vehicles. These will be powered by high-performance batteries that are cost-effective, lightweight, durable and safe, and can be recycled.Clean tech start up, Brill Power is leading a project to receive funding under a previous Faraday battery challenge competition. Its battery control and management technology could extend the life of lithium-ion batteries by 60%, managing individual cells in a battery pack and allowing these to be replaced as needed.ISCF winners. Faraday Battery Challenge – Brill PowerIt is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which brings together the research base and businesses to tackle the biggest industrial and societal challenges.This latest competition follows an announcement by the Prime Minister, Theresa May of an additional £106 million package for research and development in cleaner battery, vehicle and refuelling technology. up to £23 million for industrial research and development up to £2 million for feasibility studies reducing costs at the cell and pack level, and minimising manufacturing costs increasing the energy density per cell increasing the power density per pack eliminating thermal runaway risks to enhance safety lengthening the cell and pack life in first-life applications broadening the temperature ranges that a pack can efficiently operate at creating new models to predict range and battery health improving recyclability, including design, reuse and recycling, towards 95% pack recyclability In both opportunities projects should aim to: Projects should address technical and commercial challenges, including: Ideas that bring new investment and businesses to the UK and have the potential to increase productivity, competitiveness and growth are particularly encouraged.Industrial research and development competition information Find out more about the feasibility studies competition and apply. Scale up development and build the supply chainThis competition is to support business-led research and development to improve batteries for automotive applications.There are 2 opportunities to apply, depending on the stage of your project, which are: make it easier to scale up battery production and use build the UK supply chain Find out more about the industrial research and development competition and apply. the competition opens on 17 September 2018 and the deadline for applications is midday on 12 December 2018 to lead a project you must be a UK-based business or research and technology organisation. You can collaborate with other businesses, academic organisations, charities, public sector or research and technology organisations projects can have total costs of up to £500,000 and last between 3 and 12 months businesses could get up to 70% of their eligible project costs you can register to attend one of the briefing events taking place during September 2018 to find out more about the competition, how to make an application and meet potential partners Read about the Prime Minister’s £106 million boost to make the UK a world leader in the low and zero emissions market.
This week, professionals have a beautiful new aluminum design option for select configurations of our 13 and 14-inch 7000 series Latitude notebooks. The look is sharp, and looks matter, but there is a deeper tale about the changes in Latitude in the last year or so. And there’s an even bigger change on the way… but I’m getting ahead of myself.If you spend any time with Dell, you’ll quickly pick up on the culture. Success is celebrated, but our focus on the customer means we’re never really satisfied. The Dell Technologies mission is to deliver end-to-end solutions; to offer customers a one-stop shop where finger-pointing between different parts of their technology infrastructure becomes a thing of the past. But that doesn’t let us off the hook to deliver outstanding individual products for your business.Take a look at what’s been going on with Latitude during the past year. You’ll find that relentless focus on customer experience and many key under-the-skin improvements.Because productivity slows when you can’t connect, we introduced a unique Active Steering Antenna (ASA) to Latitude 7490 to deliver stronger, more reliable WiFi connectivity. Intelligent Wireless, as we call it, automatically chooses and maintains the best WiFi connection without you having to micromanage settings. This minimizes lag, reduces drops and improves throughput by about 40 percent.Because it’s hard to be on-the-go if you’re out of juice, we offered the option of a Super Low Power (SLP) display on Latitude 7490 series laptops to extend life away from the plug. The display is one of the biggest sources of battery drain, and our SLP display is 50 percent more efficient than standard FHD panels without compromising performance. Now, that sounds like magic, but it’s really just hard work.To make Latitude a smarter mobility solution that’s easier and more comfortable to use, customers now enjoy intelligently-controlled system performance which regulates both processing power and thermal output. How? Your Latitude pays attention to what mode you’re working in (if it’s a 2-in-1) and automatically optimizes performance based on your work patterns and chosen settings. Using it in your lap? Latitude can detect that and manage lower system temps for comfort. We have four customizable thermal presets to choose from (Optimized, Cool, Quiet or Ultra Performance). IT can manage those settings or set and hide them from the user if desired.Dell is placing a premium on enhancing speed-to-productivity with biometrics like fingerprint readers and facial recognition combined with smart card readers and the best components for the quickest possible boot and log-on. And there is more innovation coming on that front, but I’m getting ahead again.Dell’s displays are known for their image quality and they make your Latitude a better tool, but did you know our business-focused audio enhancements also help you work better? We have speakers and audio software designed by a Grammy-winning acoustics team that enable better voice recognition for Cortana on far-field voice pickup. You’ll also experience clearer sound in loud, open work spaces with minimized feedback and typing noise while on conference calls.Have to work long hours? Latitude is right there with you. Our keyboards are designed and tested to deliver better comfort, less fatigue and greater input accuracy.Having touched on all that recent innovation, we’re never satisfied. This week, we nod to those customers looking for external beauty as well with a stunning new aluminum design option for the Latitude 7390 and Latitude 7490.And, indeed there is more to come. For now please enjoy the run-up to the holidays. Let’s plan to revisit Latitude soon after that, maybe around CES in January?