Super Bowl activism against Trump

first_imgHouston, Texas – Activists and football fans transformed Houston leading up to the Super Bowl. After the city and Harris County doled out undisclosed millions to get ready for hundreds of thousands of sports tourists, activists also prepared. They held planning meetings, banner-making parties, anti-Trump interviews with media and demonstrations at the nine-day “Super Bowl Live” festival.Houston is truly a city of immigrants. One out of five people here were not born in the U.S. Harris County welcomes about 30 of every 1,000 refugees resettled by the United Nations anywhere in the world — more than any other U.S. city and more than most nations. If Houston were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for refugee resettlement, according to the Houston Chronicle.Trump’s anti-immigrant rants and orders are not popular here. On Jan. 29 and 30, thousands rejected his anti-Muslim travel ban at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. At one point, crowds became so large that police closed the terminal. Demonstrators arriving late gathered outside for another protest.On Feb. 3, the Muslim community rallied at a main business intersection. Hundreds carried signs welcoming Muslims to the city. Speakers included a leader of FIEL (Familias Inmigrante y Estudiantes en Lucha), who expressed solidarity with Muslims. FIEL representatives, with 600 other activists, mainly undocumented youth and DREAMers, had testified for over 12 hours the day before at a Texas Senate Committee hearing on SB6, a bill that would allow the state to withhold funds from sanctuary cities and campuses.On Feb. 4, crowds gathered at Houston City Hall for a militant protest that included many young activists energized to oppose Trump’s bigoted politics. The crowd marched to the Super Bowl Live Festival to demonstrate there.On Super Bowl Day, Feb. 5, there were three protests. Over a thousand people rallied and then marched three miles to NRG Energy Stadium, site of the Super Bowl. This demonstration, sponsored by the Democratic Party, included a wide array of civil rights, social democratic, revolutionary and Black Lives Matter organizations.At the stadium, this march joined two other groups, Houston Stands With Standing Rock and the Water Protectors, that had come from rallying at another location. This convergence nearly doubled the size of the demonstration outside the Super Bowl.Every demonstration this week got lots of honking and wild cheers from passersby, showing that Trump’s racist, Islamophobic, anti-LGBTQ, misogynist actions are not welcome in Houston. Now, plans are circulating for a pre-President’s Day, Feb. 17, general work stoppage in Houston.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

One journalist beaten and shot dead, another shot and wounded

first_img February 16, 2021 Find out more April 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One journalist beaten and shot dead, another shot and wounded News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts to go further Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News Organisation Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Follow the news on Philippinescenter_img PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa June 1, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the murder of public radio reporter Carmelo Palacios in the northern province of Nueva Ecija on 17 April and a shooting attack south of Manilla yesterday on Philippine Daily Inquirer correspondent Delfin Mallari and radio DZMM reporter Johnny Glorioso, in which Mallari was injured. Police said Palacios’ murder was probably linked to his work as a journalist.”We call on the competent authorities, especially the police chief and justice department, to ensure that both of these cases are properly investigated,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After the Melo Commission report and the UN Human Rights Council’ investigations, with their damning conclusions for the Philippine government, those responsible for these attacks must be identified and punished. If they turn out to be members of the security forces, we urge the government to take additional measures to put a stop to this kind of abuse.”Aged 41, Palacios worked for public-owned dzRB Radio ng Bayan. His body was found yesterday in Santa Rosa, in Nueva Ecija province, with bullet wounds to the head, many facial fractures, and injuries to the body. He was known for reporting on corruption and, at the time of his death, was investigating cases of abuse of authority by local officials and policemen. As a Citizens Crime Watch activist, he had also helped the police track down criminals.Witnesses said he went to the Cabanatuan City police station on 17 April and spent several hours there. He then left with a friend to an unknown destination. Witnesses said his body was dumped there from an unidentified car which immediately took off.Mallari and Glorioso were fired on by two men aboard a motorcycle as they were driving to radio DWKI, a local station south of Manila. Mallari, 53, was hit in the leg and was rushed to hospital. Glorioso was unhurt. Mallari, who also edits a local newspaper, Ang Dyaryo Natin, and is known for covering illegal logging and drug trafficking, said he had received death threats. Both journalists said they thought they knew who was responsible for the shooting but they refused to name him. Newslast_img read more

Minister assures parents claims will be processed

first_imgEmail Advertisement Print Facebook Previous articleWilliams set to return against MunsterNext articleTime to learn how to referee admin Twittercenter_img Linkedin WhatsApp Reduction In Back To School Allowance Processing Times In Mid WestMinister for Defence, Mr. Tony Killeen, T.D., has reassured parents in the Mid West that all eligible claims for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) will be processed in the next two weeks. The Fianna Fail Deputy confirmed that the processing time for claims in the region has been considerably reduced during the past week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Killeen added: “To date €3,887,585 has been paid out in North Tipperary, Limerick and Clare. 7,982 claims have been paid and while there is still some waiting time in this area, the time for processing has been reduced from 30 days to between 10-12 days. Despite the negativity being expressed by some quarters in respect of the processing times, all eligible applicants can be assured that they will receive payments in the coming weeks.”Figures provided by the HSE, show that up to last Friday, 168,175 claims for Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BSCFA) were received. Of the claims received, 133,026 have been paid.  This represents a payment rate of 80%. Commenting on the scheme, Minister Killeen outlined: “The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance scheme is administered on behalf of the Department by the Community Welfare Division of the Health Service Executive.   A person may qualify for payment of an allowance if they are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment (including Family Income Supplement), or Health Service Executive payment, are participating in an approved employment scheme or attending a recognised education and training course and have household income at or below certain set levels.”“Parents/guardians receive €200 for each eligible child aged between 2 and 11 years and €305 for each eligible child aged between 12 and 22 years. The weekly income limit for the allowance for parents with one child is now €563.60 for couples, and €410.10 for those parenting alone”, he concluded.The rates of payment are:–       €200 in respect of children aged 2 to 11 on the 30th September 2010;–       €305 in respect of children aged 12 to 17 on the 30th September 2010;–       €305 in respect of children aged 18 to 22 on the 30th September 2010 who are in full time education.–       As a special measure introduced in Budget 2009, an additional amount of €215 is payable for children aged 18 ONLY in respect of whom compensatory Child Benefit is in payment. Total payment in respect of eligible children aged 18 is €520. NewsLocal NewsMinister assures parents claims will be processedBy admin – September 1, 2010 459 last_img read more

Elematec Corporation To Distribute NevadaNanotech Inc.’s Innovative Molecular Property Spectrometer™ Flammable Gas Sensors In…

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  Twitter Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Elematec Corporation To Distribute NevadaNanotech Inc.’s Innovative Molecular Property Spectrometer™ Flammable Gas Sensors In Japancenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 RENO, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– NevadaNano Inc. the world’s leading innovator in gas detection sensor technology, today announced that Elematec Corporation will distribute their Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™) to its diverse customers base throughout Japan. Elematec’s decision was influenced by NevadaNano’s ground-breaking technology and sensor products, and their ability to leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to create safer environments. “Elematec is an extraordinary partner with a sterling reputation,” said Bob Christensen, Senior Director Business Development, NevadaNano Inc. “We are delighted to provide innovative technology that helps their customers develop leading-edge products that require highly accurate and reliable gas detection technology. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.” Key application areas gaining momentum in Japan include: Expanded use of natural refrigerants like propane (R290), carbon dioxide (CO2) which require leak detection to reduce electricity consumption or costly refrigerant replacement.Hydrogen as a source of energy for industrial and automotive industries requires leak detection to monitor for unsafe or dangerous conditions.Oil and Gas industries are increasing under shareholder and government to reduce the release of greenhouse gasses such as methane (CH4) into the environment and leak detection monitors for these leaks.Monitoring explosive and flammable gas leaks in both fixed or portable equipment for facilities management and first responder safety. NevadaNano’s MPS Flammable Gas sensors deliver unprecedented reliability and accuracy. Unlike traditional sensors, the MPS sensors accurately report 0-100% LEL across 15 different gases with a single factory calibration and no field maintenance over their lifetime. The MPS Flammable Gas sensors accuracy is enhanced by integrated, real-time measurements and built-in compensation for temperature, pressure, and humidity. Gas concentration readings are accurate across the full environmental range including rapid environmental transients, delivering best-in-class false positive accuracy. The company’s MPS sensors are inherently immune to drift, decay, or poison. “Elematec decided to partner with NevadaNano because of their extensive experience in the manufacturing and design of MEMS and MPS based sensor technologies,” said Hideo Karaki, Deputy General Manager of Marketing & Development of Elematec. “Working with innovative NevadaNano MPS sensor technology, we can provide advanced solutions and expand our market reach.” For more information contact NevadaNano at [email protected] About Elematec Elematec Corporation was established as an electronics trading company in 2009 through a merger between TAKACHIHO ELECTRIC and OHNISHI DENKI. With a history of accomplishments spanning over 70 years it has grown into a globally recognized electronics service company with global operations focusing on sales, technology, development, quality control capacities, and processing factories. The company provides electronic materials, parts, and modules to electronics manufacturers around the world. For information visit About NevadaNano NevadaNano’s detection technology is the first new approach to flammable gas detection in over 40 years. MPS technology was developed at the University of Nevada, Reno, and supported by DARPA, the DOD, and the Department of Homeland Security. NevadaNano holds exclusive licenses for 43 inventions and 24 patents for on-chip chemical analysis technology. For information visit or connect on Linkedin. View source version on CONTACT: Phyllis Grabot, 805.341.7269,[email protected] Bonnie Quintanilla, 818.681.5777,[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES JAPAN NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC NEVADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: NevadaNano Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 09:01 AM Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Previous articleEurofins Discovery Reinforces Leadership in its Biotherapeutics EnterpriseNext articleBAE Systems to Power University of Vermont Research Vessel with Emission-Reducing Electric Power and Propulsion System Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Inishowen Cllr says emigration will accelrate because of budget

first_img Facebook Cllr Jack MurrayAn Inishowen Cllr has said that emigration in the penninsula will accelerate because of the cuts to jobseekers allowance in the budget.Social welfare for people aged between 18-24 was cut 44% from €144 a week to €100 a week yesterday.Over the last number of years, thousands of young people have already left Inishowen, and Cllr Jack Murray says yesterdays budget will now only accelerate emigration:[podacst][/podcast]But the Education Minister is defending the budget decision to cut jobseekers allowance for the under 24’s.Ruairi Quinn says it’s based on encouraging more young people into education and training, adding that people without a job are like a ‘two legged stool’….[podacst][/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also News Pinterest Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Inishowen Cllr says emigration will accelrate because of budgetcenter_img Facebook Google+ Previous articleColeman & Ireland end campaign with win in DublinNext articleTwenty-two “high end jobs” created as new medical research centre opens in Derry News Highland Google+ Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp By News Highland – October 16, 2013 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitterlast_img read more

“If I prefer King Fu Over Yoga, Will I Become Chinese Spy?’ Interesting Courtroom Exchange In Disha Ravi Bail Hearing

first_imgTop Stories”If I prefer King Fu Over Yoga, Will I Become Chinese Spy?’ Interesting Courtroom Exchange In Disha Ravi Bail Hearing Shreya Agarwal20 Feb 2021 1:44 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court is hearing #DishaRavi’s bail plea, a 22-year old climate activist who was sent to judicial custody in relation to the #Toolkit…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?LoginA Delhi Court is hearing #DishaRavi’s bail plea, a 22-year old climate activist who was sent to judicial custody in relation to the #Toolkit case.Live Updates 20 Feb 2021 4:34 AMCourt: I have heard you all, order is reserved for 23rd. #DishaRavi #Toolkit20 Feb 2021 4:33 AMCourt: Let him put his submissions.20 Feb 2021 4:33 AMPolice: This violence has not ended on 26th, on 16th also there was an incident of violence.Agarwal interjects.Court: What is your name Sir? This is not some sort of vaad-vivaad pratiyogita.20 Feb 2021 4:33 AMPolice: The Ld. ASG has already dealt with this Sir. A tweet storm is talked about in one of these websites, which artificially create panic. These are called tools because they are templates which push false narratives.20 Feb 2021 4:32 AMCourt: These documents are not available with me. #DishaRavi20 Feb 2021 4:32 AMPolice: There are hyperlinks in the Toolkit, which takes them to the various tools, resources, websites which in turn make imputations against India and raise issues of genocide etc. #DishaRavi20 Feb 2021 4:32 AMCourt asks Agarwal: Where is the entire document? Why have you withheld it from me?20 Feb 2021 4:32 AMASG: About physical action Agarwal brought up in front of embassies, it’s not just meaning holding placards. #DishaRavi20 Feb 2021 4:28 AMCourt: What exactly are you trying to tell through this chai and yoga point?Police: The name itself means a kit. The kit doesn’t target only yoga and chai, it targets India’s symbols. #DishaRavi20 Feb 2021 4:25 AMRaju: Of course the Toolkit was not found in the pockets of those committing violence, our case is that they have been instigated after reading the Toolkit. #DishaRavi #Toolkit>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport, Farming & Obituaries Thurs May 14th

first_img Google+ Main evening News Thursday 14th May Listen back to this evening’s main news, sport, farming news & views and obituaries here:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Previous articleFirst steps on lifting restrictions in North to start on MondayNext article10 further deaths, 426 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – May 14, 2020 center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport, Farming & Obituaries Thurs May 14th Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

The International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE): an overview

first_imgFrom its original formulation in 1990 the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE) has had as its primary aim the collection and interpretation of a continent-wide array of environmental parameters assembled through the coordinated efforts of scientists from several nations. ITASE offers the ground-based opportunities of traditional-style traverse travel coupled with the modern technology of GPS, crevasse detecting radar, satellite communications and multidisciplinary research. By operating predominantly in the mode of an oversnow traverse, ITASE offers scientists the opportunity to experience the dynamic range of the Antarctic environment. ITASE also offers an important interactive venue for research similar to that afforded by oceanographic research vessels and large polar field camps, without the cost of the former or the lack of mobility of the latter. More importantly, the combination of disciplines represented by ITASE provides a unique, multidimensional (space and time) view of the ice sheet and its history. ITASE has now collected >20 000 km of snow radar, recovered more than 240 firn/ice cores (total length 7000 m), remotely penetrated to ∼4000 m into the ice sheet, and sampled the atmosphere to heights of >20 km.last_img read more

Occurrence characteristics of relativistic electron microbursts from SAMPEX observations

first_imgWe study the occurrence of relativistic microbursts observed by the Solar Anomalous Magnetospheric Particle Explorer (SAMPEX) satellite. An algorithm is used to identify 193,694 relativistic microbursts in the > 1.05 MeV electron fluxes occurring across the time period 23 August 1996 to 11 August 2007, nearly a full solar cycle. Our observations are normalized to provide the change in absolute occurrence rates with various parameters. We find that relativistic microbursts are mostly confined to the outer radiation belt, from L = 3–8, occurring primarily on the morningside, between 0 and 13 magnetic local time (MLT). This L and MLT distribution is consistent with the L and MLT distribution of whistler mode chorus amplitude. Thus, our observations favor whistler mode chorus wave activity as a driver of relativistic microbursts. Relativistic microbursts become more frequent as the geomagnetic activity level increases and are more frequent during equinoxes than during the solstices. The peak occurrence frequency of the relativistic microbursts moves to lower L as the geomagnetic activity increases, reaching a peak occurrence rate of one microburst every 10.4 s (on average) at L = 4 for 6.6 ≤ Kp ≤ 8.7. Microbursts primarily occur outside of the plasmapause and track the inward movement of the plasmapause with increasing geomagnetic activity. The L and MLT distribution of the relativistic microbursts exhibits a peak occurrence of one microburst every 8.6 (98.0) s during active (disturbed) conditions, with the peak located at L = 5 (L = 5.5) and 08 (08) MLT.last_img read more

PGNiG to acquire stake in two gas producing fields in North Sea

first_imgThe company’s gas output from its Norwegian assets is expected to increase to 0.9bcm in 2021 following the completion of the acquisition PGNiG Upstream Norway (PUN) will receive a 6.45% stake in the Kvitebjörn field. (Credit: QR9iudjz0 from FreeImages) Polish state-controlled oil and gas company Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) has agreed to acquire stakes in Kvitebjørn and Valemon fields in the North Sea from Norske Shell.The company is expected to see an increase in its gas output from its Norwegian assets to 0.9 billion cubic metres (bcm) in 2021 after the conclusion of the acquisition.Upon completion of the deal, PGNiG Upstream Norway (PUN) will receive a 6.45% stake in the Kvitebjörn field and a 3.225% stake in the Valemon field.The company also plans to purchase a stake in the infrastructure which is used to transport hydrocarbons produced from these fields.Located in the northern part of the North Sea, the Kvitebjørn field has been in production since 2004.  Located immediately west of Kvitebjørn, the Valemon field started producing gas in 2015.PGNiG Upstream Norway to increase the average daily hydrocarbon production by 30%PUN expects that the transaction, which requires approval from the Norwegian oil and tax authorities, will increase its average daily hydrocarbon production by about 30%.After the launch of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, the gas produced from the new fields, along with volumes obtained from the previous acquisitions of the Norwegian subsidiary of PGNiG in 2017 to 2020 will be shipped to Poland.PGNiG Management Board president Jerzy Kwieciński said: “This latest transaction involving assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf is closely in line with the PGNiG Group’s strategy.“Its purpose is to diversify gas supplies and improve Poland’s energy security in reliance on our own reserves.“As with the transaction completed earlier this year whereby we increased our interest in the Gina Krog field, also this acquisition will translate into an immediate and substantial increase in gas volumes produced by our subsidiary on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, with a positive effect on the PGNiG Group’s overall operating performance.”Following the acquisition of the two new fields, PGNiG Upstream Norway will own a total of 32 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.In July this year, PGNiG has successfully drilled a new well on the Mielec – Bojanów fields and discovered more gas in the Podkarpacie region.last_img read more