Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgDawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileDawn Properties Limited offers professional real estate services to government, parastatals, corporates, institutional bodies, the financial services and private sector; including property sales and leasing, property management, real estate valuation and advisory services, and project and development management. Dawn Properties has three real estate businesses in Zimbabwe; property holding, property development and property consulting. It owns approximately 540 hectares of land in residential and commercial markets and manages over 340 000 square metres of lettable space across over 120 sites in Zimbabwe. The valuation division covers property, plant and machinery, and furniture and fittings valuations. Its property and timeshare portfolio include Caribbea Bay Sun Hotel, Monomotapa Hotel, Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Holiday Inn Mutare Hotel and Hwange Safari Lodge. Dawn Properties Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ireland v Scotland live stream: How to watch the Autumn Nations Cup match

first_img Ireland v Scotland live stream: How to watch the Autumn Nations Cup matchAnd so the Autumn Nations Cup draws to a close. For Ireland and Scotland, a final showdown in Dublin lies ahead. You can see all the selection choices, quotes and key stats in our Ireland v Scotland preview.If you want to find a reliable live stream for Ireland v Scotland wherever you are, though, read on below.How to watch Ireland v Scotland from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Autumn Nations Cup coverage, like Ireland v Scotland, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Autumn Nations Cup live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Ireland v Scotland live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, beIN Sports has the rights to show Autumn Nations Cup matches, with Ireland v Scotland kicking off at 1.15am on Sunday.Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action.You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers so you could take advantage of that to watch some of these Autumn Nations Cup matches.Kayo Sports offer We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Ireland v Scotland live stream: How to watch from the UKAmazon Prime Video are the main rights holders for the Autumn Nations Cup in the UK and will show Ireland v Scotland (kick-off 2.15pm) live.If you’re an Amazon Prime member, coverage is included in your package. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, it costs £7.99 a month and you can cancel at any time, so you could just sign up for the period of the Autumn Nations Cup. Plus, if you’ve never signed up before, there is currently a 30-day FREE trial and you could watch the entire tournament in that time.Sign up to Amazon PrimeThe Prime Video app allows you to watch games on your TV, mobile, game console and more. Find out what devices you can watch Prime Video on here.Ireland v Scotland live stream: How to watch from IrelandIreland v Scotland (kick-off 2.15pm) will be broadcast live on free-to-air RTE 2 and RTE Player in Ireland.Ireland v Scotland live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, FloSports have the exclusive rights to show every Autumn Nations Cup match live. You can stream Ireland v Scotland (kick-off 9.15am EST and 6.15am on the West coast) via FloSports or watch via the app.A FloRugby monthly subscription costs $29.99 and the annual subscription is $150, with both packages also giving you access to the entire FloSports network, which includes coverage of cycling,motorsport and American football. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All the details you need to watch the final match in Dublin Sign up to FloRugby Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Ireland v Scotland live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Autumn Nations Cup from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. Ireland v Scotland is on SuperSport Action (KICK-OFF 4.15pm).There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Ireland v Scotland live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Autumn Nations Cup matches, like Ireland v Scotland, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $19.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $59.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription On the attack: Jacob Stockdale takes on Scotland (Getty Images) Ireland v Scotland live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to the Autumn Nations Cup from the Land of the Long White Cloud, Sky Sport NZ have the rights. Ireland v Scotland kicks off at 3.15am on Sunday, with coverage on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offerlast_img read more

Workers World demands: Stop bombing Gaza! Free Palestine! Stop U.S. aid to Israel!

first_imgWorkers World Party condemns in the strongest terms the genocidal assault by the Zionist Israeli military on the people of Gaza — called the largest open-air prison in the world and located in Occupied Palestine. This latest battle is yet another tragedy in the ongoing displacement of Palestinians from their land by Zionist settlers.  Protest against U.S.-backed Israeli bombing of Gaza, May 12 in Times Square, New York City.This assault comes during Eid Mubarak, signaling the end of Ramadan for millions of Muslims around the world.  WWP adds its name in solidarity with organizations holding hundreds of global actions in solidarity with Gazans and the Palestinian people in general, who have been heroically battling to win back their stolen homeland for decades. (Go to samidoun.net/events/ to find a protest near you.)  As of May 14 according to AlJazeera, 122 Palestinians have reportedly been killed by Israeli air strikes, and the death toll continues to rise along with close to 1,000 wounded. The dead include over 30 children. Israel is terrorizing residents in apartment buildings and houses day and night, under the erroneous guise of “defending itself from terrorists.” The Palestinian liberation group Hamas and allies in Lebanon have been defending Gaza by firing rockets into Israel, which in reality are no match for the Israeli Defense Forces, armed to the teeth by the U.S. government.Israel is threatening to send in ground troops into Gaza. It was also reported by AlJazeera that seven Palestinian protesters were killed on the West Bank by IDF.  Gaza being bombarded, May 10.73 years of resistance  It was on May 15, 1948, that Palestinians were violently displaced from their ancestral homeland through the establishment of Israel by British and other western imperialists, in order to control the oil-rich region known as the Middle East. The name for this displacement is Nakba, the Arabic word for disaster, which Palestinian people and their supporters have commemorated for the past 73 years.  Israel exists to protect the interests of U.S. imperialism — lucrative oil profits — as a military garrison state that threatens and attacks oil rich countries in the region who dare to fight for sovereignty over their land and resources. While millions of people in the U.S. have been suffering from unemployment, hunger and the threat of evictions during the pandemic, the U.S. continues to prop up the murderous Israeli regime with $3 billion annually in military aid. Just think of the relief that amount alone could bring to the people of the U.S. if it was not used to repress and occupy a whole nation? Just like every president before him since 1948, Democrat and Republican, President Joe Biden stated that “Israel had the right to defend itself.”As Susie Abulhawa, a Palestinian writer and activist, told WW: “What has been happening to Gaza over the past four days is only news because Gaza is defending itself from U.S.-backed Israeli attacks. There is not an equal sign between defending oneself with firing rockets from the ground against powerful airstrikes.  There is not a day that goes by when some kind of violence is not visited upon the people of Gaza or any other part of Occupied Palestine which does not get reported by mainstream sources.”We demand: Stop the bombing of Gaza! Stop U.S. aid to Israel! Free Palestine!  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena eCommerce Solutions Provider Jazva Raises $2 Million in Series B Funding

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img 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. Community News Pasadena-headquartered Jazva Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based eCommerce solutions that help multi-channel retailers optimize their operations and accelerate sales, announced today it closed an additional $2 million financing round, led by the venture capital fund, Oradell Capital.This latest round of financing is an affirmation of the confidence in Jazva’s technology, leadership and market opportunity.Jazva is an emerging leader in multi-channel ecommerce management and ERP solutions for high volume retailers and wholesalers. Their latest financing will be used to strengthen the enterprise-level service and accelerate product development, in addition to sales, marketing, operations and customer support.“We’re pleased to have secured this significant investment in our Series B round of funding,” said Levon Shabagyan, CEO of Jazva. “Building on our proven success, we plan to use the capital to grow the company and pursue new opportunities with increasing vigor.”A significant factor driving Jazva’s growth has been the increased focus on innovation and customization. With ecommerce trends and consumer habits constantly shifting, solution providers need to be agile, and in turn, respond with adaptive ecommerce technology.For more information about Jazva, follow us on Twitter @jazvaERP, Like us on Facebook and connect with us on Linkedin.About JazvaJazva Inc is a leading provider of cloud-based ecommerce solutions for online merchants who want to fast-track their ecommerce future and need the functionality to handle high volume B2B and B2C sales, including automated listings, order fulfillment, inventory management, accounting, and more — all on one platform. Millions of dollars in merchandise value are driven through Jazva’s platform every year, and a fast-growing list of retailers is using Jazva to grow their sales. For more information, visit http://www.jazva.com Business News Pasadena eCommerce Solutions Provider Jazva Raises $2 Million in Series B Funding From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 11:06 am 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News last_img read more

Bar Council Of P&H Requests CJ To Start Physical Hearing In 50% Courts; Warns Of Peaceful Agitation [Read Letter]

first_imgNews UpdatesBar Council Of P&H Requests CJ To Start Physical Hearing In 50% Courts; Warns Of Peaceful Agitation [Read Letter] Sparsh Upadhyay2 Oct 2020 6:55 AMShare This – xAddressing a letter to the Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court, the Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana on Friday (02nd October) requested the CJ to atleast start physical hearing in 50% courts simultaneously with virtual hearing.”The Bar Council is sending this representation on behalf of all the Advocates of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh with earnest hope that the Hon’ble…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?LoginAddressing a letter to the Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court, the Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana on Friday (02nd October) requested the CJ to atleast start physical hearing in 50% courts simultaneously with virtual hearing.”The Bar Council is sending this representation on behalf of all the Advocates of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh with earnest hope that the Hon’ble Chief Justice will heed to the request of legal fraternity and start the physical functioning of 50% courts by 12.10.2020, otherwise, the Bar Council will have no other option except to resort to peaceful agitation in order to provide some comfort to the advocates who are keenly waiting for the re-opening of Hon’ble Courts”, reads the letter. (emphasis supplied)The letter also states that the Bar Council will hand over a memorandum to the Hon’ble Governors of Punjab and Haryana on 12.10.2020 “before resorting to agitation in anticipation of some tangible solution to the problems being faced by the legal fraternity and common man.”The Letter further lists out the following two methods, which would be adopted, to peacefully and democratically press for their demands.1. Chain hunger strike w.e.f 13.10.2020 in which every day, five advocates will sit in the high court premises as well as in the Districts Courts.2. If the physical functioning of the court will not start in a phased manner, w.e.f 26.10.2020, then the advocates would restrain from attending virtual courts.The letter also states that under the recently issued unlock-5 guidelines even theatres, education institutes are allowed to re-open and w.e.f. 15.10.2020 almost all commercial and other institutions have been allowed to start functioning.”The Parliament and the State Assemblies had their sessions. Even various examinations are being held in the near future. The Assembly elections to Bihar Assembly have been announced by the Election Commission of India. The various Hon’ble High Courts of different states have started physical hearing to mitigate the pangs of a common man striving for justice”, states the Letter.The letter further contends that when almost all the restriction have been substantially relaxed by the Government of India and also keeping in view pandemic has adversely effected the members of legal fraternity which has not been provided with any succour or incentive by the Government in-term of financial assistance, there is a widespread feeling of frustration and demand of the advocates of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh with regard to opening of Courts and starting physical hearings in all courts across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh including Punjab and Haryana High Court.Interestingly, the letter highlights that “except handful of Senior Designate Advocates who are thriving”, the majority of the members of legal fraternity are suffering.The Letter further states that in the P&H High Court, there has been no designation of Advocate as Senior Advocate for the last almost 7 years.”Even, the Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed in the matter of Indira Jaisingh to conduct this administrative exercise twice in a year. Such a situation has made the justice delivery system beyond the reach of a common man”, reads the letter.It may be noted that while hearing the matter [In Re Functioning of Courts in Bihar during the period of COVID-19, Pandemic], the Patna High Court on Wednesday (30th September) decided the parameters for e-filing, physical filing, listing and hearing in consonance with all the stakeholders.The Full bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol, Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh and Justice Hemant Kumar Srivastava took into consideration the suggestions given by Advocates’ Association, Lawyers’ Association and Bar Association of Patna High Court.Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Pioneer Museum seeks quilts

first_img You Might Like Welcome to Wally’s world Wally Lowery, above, has been painting since 1993. His drawing consists of everything from animals to buildings and since he… read more Skip The quilting area is seen at Pioneer Museum of Alabama in Troy, Ala., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. The museum is seeking quilts for an upcoming show. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)Although it’s not yet time to kick the quilts off the bed, it is time for the Pioneer Museum of Alabama Quilt Show.The bi-annual quilt show will open on Feb. 15 and quilts for the show may be registered at the museum beginning Feb. 1.Jerry Peak, museum director, said the Pioneer Museum of Alabama Quilt Show is an open show and all quilts, new as well as heirloom and anything in between, qualify for the show. Published 10:30 pm Friday, January 28, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Pioneer Museum seeks quilts Latest Stories “Quilts are pieces of art no matter when they were made and we want to showcase them and tell their stories,” Peak said. “We encourage all of those who enjoy quilts or quilting to take their quilts off the beds, out of the closets or off the quilting frames and enter them in this year’s quilt show.”And, a show is just what it is.“We don’t have categories, ribbons or awards,” Peak said. “We just put quilts on display for everyone to enjoy. However, we can’t be responsible for quilts that are in poor condition so they will not be displayed.” The Passmore family moved from South Carolina to Pike County in the early 1800s and the quilt was passed among family members until it was donated to the museum.The Pioneer Quilters, who quilt at the museum on Thursdays, have donated one of their quilts to be raffled during the quilt show, which will run through March 31. Donations are one dollar per ticket or six tickets for five dollars and will be available during the show. All proceeds for the raffle will benefit the museum and its programs.For more information, call the museum at 566-3597. Print Article Registration forms at the museum will include all the relevant information and space for information about the quilt’s origin, history, pattern and interesting anecdotes. Quilts submitted for display are limited to five per person.Peak said the quilts that are entered in the show will be photographed and assigned a number. The photograph and number will be pinned to the quilt along with any written information.“We want people to have the security of knowing that their quilts will be well take care of,” Peak said. “Participants may sell quilts at the show with 20 percent of the sale going to the museum.”The museum will have quilts from its heirloom collection on display including the 1775 Passmore quilt.last_img read more

Victim of Cincinnati shooting hopes ‘to make a difference in the future’

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  One of the victims of the shooting at a downtown Cincinnati bank is “thankful” to all who rendered her aid and is thinking about how she can make a difference in the future, she said in a statement.Whitney Austin was on the phone and unaware of the commotion when she walked into the lobby of the Fifth Third Center bank, where she suffered “multiple gunshot wounds” in the Thursday afternoon barrage, according to the statement.Austin is “especially grateful” to the two officers who “carried her out of the line of fire after she was shot,” the statement says. She was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she was listed in stable condition.“I’m still processing the events from yesterday, the impact to the victims, to me and the community. And I’m thinking about how I can make a difference in the future,” she said in a statement Friday morning. “I’m so thankful to the paramedics and first responders, and the doctors, nurses and staff at UC Medical.”Her husband of 12 years, Waller Austin, said in the statement that Whitney is a fighter and is in good spirits.Whitney Austin, a senior product manager for digital lending at Fifth Third Bank and the mother of two children, ages 5 and 7, said in the statement the family was “overwhelmed by the support we have received from coworkers, family, friends, and total strangers.”Surveillance video of the incident released on Friday shows 29-year-old Omar Perez walking through the bank lobby with a Taurus 9 mm semi-automatic handgun pointed forward. He can be seen “taking shots at anyone he sees,” Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said during a press conference Friday.The shooting lasted about 4 minutes, 28 seconds from the time he fired his first round to when he was felled by officers. In the video, he can be seen near the security turnstiles as police officers begin firing at him through the window. Moments later, he appears to see officers approaching and turns around to run, but is propelled forward after being shot. Four officers fired a total of 11 rounds at Perez, but it has yet to be determined how many times he was hit.Perez fired a total of 35 rounds during the shooting, and he had about 200 rounds of extra ammunition in the briefcase he was carrying, Isaac said. Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the shooting, but police believe he may have been slowly working his way to the federal courthouse.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The True Meaning of Labor Day

first_imgFor America’s workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It’s a reminder of the struggles we have won—and those that lie ahead.ByMary Kay Henry To many Americans, Labor Day has become an important way to send off the slower pace of summer and usher in the hustle and bustle of fall. To our nation’s working families, this Labor Day means so much more.It is an important moment to reflect on the courage of the working people who brought us Labor Day and the many working benefits we enjoy today. It is also a pivotal time to take stock of where our families, our economy, and our democracy are heading.Today, America finds itself in a position of incredible challenge. Half of all Americans now make less than $15 an hour. Of the ten fastest-growing jobs in America, eight are service-sector jobs that pay $15 an hour or less.Service-sector jobs are the heartbeat of our economy and our communities, from the folks who care for the elderly and our children, to those who cook and serve our food, to those who clean and secure our offices. Moving our economy forward must include making service jobs into good jobs with wages that you can raise a family on.That’s why this Labor Day, the American people are sparking a new movement, joining together for an economy and democracy that works for everyone.Fast-food workers have joined together to fight for $15 an hour. They have been joined by home care workers who are calling for $15 an hour for all caregivers. Just last week 27,000 Minnesota home care workers joined together in union, determined to raise wages and fight for quality home care for our seniors.Working people in Seattle fought for and won a $15 minimum wage for 100,000 people, and other cities are poised to do the same. Across our nation adjunct professors, airport workers, security officers, hospital workers, Walmart workers and other service-sector workers are standing up and sticking together.All told, 6.7 million workers have achieved better pay since fast-food workers began striking less than two years ago, either through states or cities moving to raise minimum wages or through collective bargaining. These brave workers are building the momentum to raise wages and get our economy roaring again.Yet the prosperity of our nation and growth of our economy depend not just on economic justice. A vibrant economy cannot exist without vibrant American communities steeped in the fundamental American principles of liberty and justice for all.The taking of Mike Brown’s life in Ferguson, Missouri, only weeks ago reminds us that social and economic justice must go hand in hand for America to thrive. To solve these issues, we need opportunities for all Americans to fully participate in our economy and improve the quality of life for their families.That’s why we must also fix our broken immigration system and uphold and protect civil rights and democratic participation for all Americans, not just the wealthy few.We must remember that America is a nation founded on the dreams of immigrants. Today the opportunity to achieve the American dream is jeopardized by a broken immigration system and a Congress that refuses to fix it. The time has come for us to free those immigrants who exemplify the promise of America from the shadows and bring them into the light of our economy and society without fear.When working people stick together, we have the strength to ensure that both our democracy and our economy continue to grow and progress. When America’s working families rise, America rises.This Labor Day, we have so much more to celebrate than just the end of summer. So many brave Americans are uniting to raise wages, raise our communities and raise America. Their efforts and successes are shaping up to be the largest, boldest and most inclusive movement by and for working people that modern America has even seen.I believe in a rising America, where together we can create an economy that works for everyone and a democracy where everyone has a voice.Mary Kay Henry is the International President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). MARY KAY HENRY Mary Kay Henry is the International President of the Service Employees International Union.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Billy Strings Adds 2018 Late Winter Tour Dates

first_imgToday, Billy Strings has added dates to his upcoming winter tour. The young guitar prodigy taking the bluegrass world by storm will kick things off on December 13th in Martinsville, Virginia, followed up with shows in Baltimore and Philadelphia on the 14th and 15th, respectively. From there, Billy Strings heads up to Stratton, Virginia, on December 16th before a stop at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on December 18th and Asbury Park, New Jersey, on December 19th. With two soon-to-be-announced shows on December 20th and 21st (the tour graphic notes these show will be announced on October 8th), Billy Strings will close out his upcoming late 2018 winter tour in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 22nd.For a full list of Billy Strings’ upcoming tour dates, head over to his official website.last_img read more

President signs Leahy-authored reauthorization of satellite TV licenses

first_imgPresident Obama has signed into law legislation authored by Senator Patrick Leahy to reauthorize satellite television licenses and to modernize satellite television services.  The legislation will particularly benefit Vermonters in Bennington and Windham counties, who now may be able to receive Burlington networks through DISH, in addition DirecTV.  The President signed the bill into law on Thursday.“Vermonters are connected by the programming the state’s networks provide to television viewers, and with this new law, they can depend on continued service from satellite television providers,” said Leahy.  “I urge DISH network to quickly work to exercise its new license to bring Burlington programming to Vermonters in Bennington and Windham counties. The news and information provided by Vermont stations to Vermonters should be available to consumers throughout the state.”The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) will reauthorize expiring statutory licenses that permit satellite providers to retransmit broadcast stations to consumers.  It will also modernize and simplify the licenses, while making adjustments that will encourage satellite providers to make more local content available.  The legislation includes a provision that will particularly benefit Bennington and Windham counties, allowing DISH Network viewers, like DirecTV viewers, to receive Vermont broadcast stations by satellite.  In addition, the legislation solves the so-called “cable phantom signal” problem which, if left unaddressed, would lead to higher prices and fewer regional stations for Vermont cable customers.Key provisions of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act will:· Protect broadcasters’ multicast programming from distant signal duplication beginning on October 1, for multicast programming that existed as of March 31, 2010; and on January 1, 2011, for all other multicast programming.· Expand access to low power stations by broadening the license for low power stations to cover the entire local market.  Currently, a satellite provider can only carry a low power station within 20-35 miles of the station’s transmitter, which as a practical matter makes it nearly impossible for a satellite provider to use.· Improve the ability of satellite providers to serve short markets with local signals by fixing the “Grade B Bleed” issue in which an out-of-market station serves some households within a market, preventing a satellite carrier from using the distant signal license to provide an affiliate of that network to the entire DMA.· Expand access to public television by permitting a satellite provider to carry a noncommercial educational broadcast station from within a consumer’s state if the station is part of a state-wide network, even if the station is licensed to a community in a different local market. · Make numerous updates in the distant signal license to take account of the transition from analog to digital television and moves quasi-local signals (e.g., significantly viewed, local low power, special exceptions) from the distant signal license to the local license.· Address the “phantom signal” issue in which, under current law, cable providers may be required to pay royalty fees based on subscribers who do not receive the content for which the royalty is being paid. · Provide an incentive for DISH Network to provide local service in all 210 DMAs. · Extend the distant signal license until the end of 2014.Leahy chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held a hearing in March 2009 about the importance of ensuring television carriage in the digital age.  Leahy invited Vermont State Senator Robert Hartwell of Dorset, Vermont, to testify at the hearing.  Senator Hartwell testified about the importance of providing Vermonters in Bennington and Windham counties with access to Burlington stations through satellite television providers.Source: Leahy’s office. WASHINGTON (Friday, May 28, 2010) –# # # # #last_img read more