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Open borders

first_imgIn Oxford Town Hall on Thursday evening, human rights group No One Is Illegal (NOII) held a public meeting calling for the abolition of anti-immigration laws and opening the borders of Britain.MP John McDonnell and a range of academics, trade unionists and human rights campaigners called for an end of scapegoating immigrants.In Oxford Town Hall on Thursday evening, human rights group No One Is Illegal (NOII) held a public meeting calling for the abolition of anti-immigration laws and opening the borders of Britain.MP John McDonnell and a range of academics, trade unionists and human rights campaigners called for an end of scapegoating immigrants. In a press release, NOII stated that “Get-tough anti-immigrant policies have backfired on Britain, by promoting values toxic to public life, and malign business interests, which undermine everybody’s welfare. The soaring human cost of EU anti-immigrant laws (15,181 deaths since 1993, brutal deportations, destitution and “new slavery” for millions) is an outrage the public is waking up to, and could turn against as dramatically as it did against slavery, apartheid and other fundamental injustices. At least 15,181 have died at Europe’s borders since 1993 – when the opening of Oxford’s Campsfield detention centre marked the start of what NOII calls “a bidding war between the main political parties, over who can be toughest on migrants”. Bob Hughes, a founding member of NOII, described why the organisation launched  the ‘open borders’ campaign.”“This treatment of people has become normalized. People have become blind to the fact that it’s racism. White immigrants might exceed conditions of their working visas and never turn up in immigrant prisons, for example.” Henry Evans, an OUCA member commented, “I am in favour of freedom of movement, but not at the expense of Britain’s economy or security, so in practice I think that the state needs to retain control over immigration.”Lincoln Hill, OULC Chair argued “as an international student I myself am an immigrant, and I see the value of immigration to the UK and others. However, it is still legitimate that states which provide security, macroeconomic management, and the administration of justice have the option to control who comes to live and work within their borders.”In a press release, NOII stated that “Get-tough anti-immigrant policies have backfired on Britain, by promoting values toxic to public life, and malign business interests, which undermine everybody’s welfare.’‘The soaring human cost of EU anti-immigrant laws (15,181 deaths since 1993, brutal deportations, destitution and “new slavery” for millions) is an outrage the public is waking up to, and could turn against as dramatically as it did against slavery, apartheid and other fundamental injustices.’At least 15,181 have died at Europe’s borders since 1993 – when the opening of Oxford’s Campsfield detention centre marked the start of what NOII calls “a bidding war between the main political parties, over who can be toughest on migrants”. Bob Hughes, a founding member of NOII, described why the organisation launched  the ‘open borders’ campaign.”“This treatment of people has become normalized. People have become blind to the fact that it’s racism.White immigrants might exceed conditions of their working visas and never turn up in immigrant prisons, for example.” Henry Evans, an OUCA member commented, “I am in favour of freedom of movement, but not at the expense of Britain’s economy or security, so in practice I think that the state needs to retain control over immigration.”Lincoln Hill, OULC Chair argued “as an international student I myself am an immigrant, and I see the value of immigration to the UK and others. However, it is still legitimate that states which provide security, macroeconomic management, and the administration of justice have the option to control who comes to live and work within their borders.”last_img read more

City Council Meeting August 14, 2017

first_imgSponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:ORDINANCE G-2017-22Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:ORDINANCE F-2017-14Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify: I. INTRODUCTIONII. APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDAIII. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONSIV. SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAYV. CONSENT AGENDA: FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS ORDINANCE G-2017-21 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing the Issuance of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds of 2017 (EHA RAD IV Project)McGinnFinance Chair McGinn 8/28/2017 Kelley Coures, DMDAn Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 224 Richardt AvenueJeffery A. Hahn Owner: JCM&E Properties, LLC R2 to C4 Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Joshua Claryborn, Jackson Kelley PLLC ORDINANCE F-2017-13Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:RESOLUTION C-2017-16Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:RESOLUTION C-2017-17Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:VIII. RESOLUTION DOCKETRESOLUTION C-2017-19Sponsor(s): Resolution Docket Notify: An Ordinance Creating Chapter 3.115 of the Evansville Municipal Code Concerning a Tax Phase-In Program and Establishing GuidelinesMcGinn, ElpersFinance Chair McGinn 8/14/2017 Joshua Claybourn, City Council AttorneyA Resolution of Evansville Common Council Regarding Tax Phase-In Program ScoringMcGinn, ElpersFinance Chair McGinn 8/14/2017Joshua Claybourn, City Council AttorneyA Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Ratifying the 2017 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Annual Action PlanMcGinnFinance Chair McGinn 8/14/2017 Kelley Coures, DMD SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONSAn Ordinance Amending Section 10.15.080 (Parking) of the Evansville Municipal CodeMosbyA.S.D. Chair Brinkmeyer 8/14/2017Joshua Claybourn, City Council AttorneyAn Ordinance Amending Section 8.05.030 (Trash and Debris) of the Evansville Municipal CodeMercer, AdamsA.S.D. Chair Brinkmeyer 8/14/2017Joshua Claybourn, City Council AttorneyAn Ordinance Amending the Zoning Code by Establishing an Overlay Zone in the West Franklin Street Area Relaxing Certain Parking RequirementsWeaver, MosbyA.S.D. Chair Brinkmeyer 8/14/2017 Joshua Claybourn, City Council AttorneyAn Ordinance Creating Chapter 5.50.300 Series (Pedicabs) of the Evansville Municipal CodeHargis, AdamsA.S.D. Chair Brinkmeyer 8/14/2017Joshua Claybourn, City Council Attorney IX. MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESSTHE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, August 28, 2017 at5:30 p.m.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESSX. COMMITTEEREPORTSXI. ADJOURNMENTcenter_img A Resolution Recognizing Public Safety Appreciation Day ElpersJoshua Claybourn, City Council Attorney CITY OF EVANSVILLE COMMON COUNCIL FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare VII. REGULAR AGENDA:ORDINANCE G-2017-17Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:ORDINANCE G-2017-18Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:ORDINANCE G-2017-19Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:ORDINANCE G-2017-20Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify: ORDINANCE F-2017-15Sponsor(s): Discussion Led By: Notify:ORDINANCE R-2017-18Petitioner: Requested Change: Representative:VI. COMMITTEE REPORTS An Ordinance to Vacate Erie Avenue Right of Way through Devonshire Gardens, Reservations and Easements for Erie Avenue Right of Way in and through Devonshire Gardens, and an Unnamed Unimproved Roadway Running East/West from Hoosier Avenue to Erie Avenue as Described in Misc. Rec. 50, Page 395, Deed Rec. 221, Page 435; Deed Record 201, Page 522; Deed Rec. 160, Page 583; Deed Drawer 1, Card 425; Deed Rec. 156, Page 440; Deed Rec. 159, Page 539; Deed Drawer 1, Card 15708; Deed Drawer 1, Card 15707 and Deed Drawer 1, Card 16962, Which May Not Represent All Documents Describing this Right of WayMcGinnPublic Works Chair Weaver 8/28/2017Bret Sermersheim, MorleyAn Ordinance Amending Chapter 5.70 (Contractor Licensing) of the Code of OrdinancesAdamsA.S.D. Chair Brinkmeyer 8/28/2017Marco DeLucio, ZSWSAn Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds McGinnFinance Chair McGinn 8/28/2017Russ Lloyd, Jr., City Controllerlast_img read more

News story: Matt Hancock: new technology is key to making NHS the world’s best

first_img booking GP appointments ordering repeat prescriptions their medical record 111 online access for urgent medical queries data sharing preferences organ donation preferences end-of-life care preferences Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock will set out plans at the NHS Expo in Manchester today to make the NHS an ecosytem for the best technology available. These will build on the £20 billion long-term plan to transform health and social care so it can improve treatment and deliver better care for patients.He will announce that the new NHS app will be piloted in 5 areas in England from next month, ahead of a national roll-out in December: Liverpool, Hastings, Bristol, Staffordshire and South Worcestershire. Patients in these areas will be able to download a test version of the app, allowing access to: More than £200 million will also be invested to make a group of NHS trusts into internationally recognised centres for technological and digital innovation. The funding will support new Global Digital Exemplars in acute, mental health, community and ambulance trusts in England to set a gold standard of innovation for other services to follow.Secretary of State will also announce the creation of the HealthTech Advisory Board, chaired by Dr Ben Goldacre, which will report directly back to him. It will highlight where change needs to happen, where best practice isn’t being followed, and be an ideas hub for how to improve patient outcomes and experience and make the lives of NHS staff easier.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock is expected to say:center_img I love the NHS. It’s been there for me – as it’s been there for us all – at some of the most difficult moments in my life. The NHS has saved the lives of my close family, and has cared for family and friends in dire need. I want the best for the NHS, and will do all I can to make that happen. We are proposing to increase the NHS budget by £20 billion a year, to guarantee the NHS for the long term. But money alone is not enough. We need to make the most of that money. Our hospitals operate dozens of systems each, that don’t talk to each other. GPs, social care, pharmacies and community care are on different systems. Systems crashing is a regular occurrence. The social care system is not at all integrated, when its integration is vital. The NHS infrastructure is stronger and moving in the right direction. Local pockets of brilliance shine out. The generic technology available outside the NHS is a million times better. And we have learned a huge amount about how to deliver cutting-edge tech in very complicated settings with big legacy systems. Now is the moment to put the failures of the past behind us, and set our sights on the NHS being the most cutting-edge system in the world for the use of technology to improve our health, make our lives easier, and make money go further, harnessing the amazing explosion of innovation that the connection of billions of minds through digital technology has brought to this world.last_img read more

King Crimson & Asia Bassist John Wetton Has Passed Away

first_imgRock & Roll takes another legend with the passing of John Wetton, who lost his battle with colon cancer at the age of 67 this morning. The singer/songwriter/bassist rose to fame with King Crimson from 1972-1974, then went on to form the band UK. He went on to form the supergroup ASIA, making commercial success with the 1982 hit “Heat of the Moment”. Also performing with Mogul Thrash, Family, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, and several other prog-rock acts, John Wetton’s impact on music will not be forgotten.A statement from his website details:Rock music legend John Wetton sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 31st January 2017, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer.John rose to fame with King Crimson in the early 70s during the iconic Red era and later formed the band UK. In the early 1980s he was a founder member of supergroup ASIA which was his biggest commercial success. The band’s 1982 self-titled debut album was the biggest selling album in the world that year and gave fans and mainstream radio the mega-hit Heat of the Moment.John also enjoyed a successful solo career, including the seminal album Battle Lines, and formed iCon with ASIA bandmate Geoff Downes. In 2006 the original line-up of ASIA reformed and toured the world several times to promote four new studio albums.John had been planning to tour with ASIA for the band’s forthcoming US arena tour with Journey and following the success of his solo Studio Recordings Anthology, to continue working on the ongoing re-issue programme of his solo albums, via his own Primary Purpose label.John valued his over 11 years of sobriety and volunteered time in fellowship with other alcoholics to share his experience, strength and hope with them. John is survived by his recently wed wife Lisa and 18 year old son Dylan, brother Robert and mother Peggy.The very last studio song of John Wetton’s career was the closing track on the most recent and indeed final ASIA album “Gravitas” and included the profound lyrics “Think the best of me, till we meet again.”Asia-bandmate Carl Palmer, of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer, also wrote:In honor of John Wetton, rock out to this music video of “Heat of the Moment”:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Tickets Now Available for Riding the Midnight Express Off-Broadway

first_img Riding the Midnight Express First he wrote the best-selling book. Then came the Oscar-winning film. Now, with Riding the Midnight Express, comes a solo show performed by the man who lived it. Billy Hayes recounts his time in a Turkish prison and his amazing, harrowing escape. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 23, 2014 Tickets are now on sale for Riding the Midnight Express, written by and starring Billy Hayes, which begins performances off-Broadway on January 22. Directed by John Gould Rubin, the one-man show will play a limited engagement through March 23 at St. Luke’s Theatre. Related Shows View Comments Hayes’ autobiographical book, Midnight Express, was released in 1977 and adapted into a film a year later, starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt. It won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. last_img read more

Moody’s: Problems mounting for U.S. coal industry

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mining.com:US domestic demand for thermal coal will fall in the near term as individual states shut down much of the industrial economy to try and stem the coronavirus pandemic, and as slowing economic activity cuts US electricity demand in the second quarter of 2020, Moody’s Investors Services said Thursday in a research note, adding that it expects an unprecedented shock to the global economy in the first half of 2020.The outlook for coal-fired power plants in the US has darkened over the past few months, Moody’s said, particularly for coal plants in the Mid-Atlantic and the industrial Midwest. These coal plants have been economically challenged for the past few years, generating minimal to negative cash flows. The developments in the past few months have conspired to push them into an even more perilous position, Moody’s asserted.Meanwhile, environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) issues with respect to the coal industry have eroded access to capital for US coal companies, Moody’s noted. Equity and debt trading levels for coal companies have worsened substantially from a trifecta of factors. Moody’s highlighted a weakening export market in the second half of 2019, multiple announcements that major investors would divest coal-related holdings, and the broader weakening that occurred with the global spread of the coronavirus in March 2020.Coal companies have also struggled with recent adverse political developments, including a revised approach to black-lung liabilities that would require them to post more collateral during a weakening market environment, and a recent US Federal Trade Commission ruling against Arch and Peabody’s joint venture in the Powder River Basin that would have helped these compete against alternative fuels.Export thermal markets will continue to fall in 2020, Moody’s said, rather than helping rescue domestic thermal coal producers from weakening domestic demand like in 2017 and 2018. While some producers still have contracts established during stronger market conditions, and cash costs vary significantly for each mining operation, coal pricing in Europe will not support a continuation of US exports at 2019 levels, which were themselves down 20% from 2018 levels.While thermal coal prices continue to decline, demand for metallurgical (met) coal used in steelmaking remains uncertain – with clear downside risk.More: ESG issues limit U.S. coal industry’s resistance to pandemic – report Moody’s: Problems mounting for U.S. coal industrylast_img read more

NCUA sets 60 days for credit unions’ response to complaint

first_imgCredit unions have 60 days to respond to consumer complaints before the National Credit Union Administration’s Consumer Assistance Center (CAC) gets involved, the agency said in a Letter to Credit Unions (15-CU-04) letter last week.The letter was sent to federally insured credit unions to describe recent agency changes intended to streamline and improve its consumer complaint handling process.The complaint process involves two separate phases: attempted resolution by the credit union and CAC investigation.In the initial phase, the CAC will assign a case number and forward the complaint to the credit union’s CEO and to the chair of the credit union’s supervisory committee. The committee will have the opportunity to review and, if appropriate, attempt resolution of the matter within 60 calendar days of the date of the forwarded letter.If the CAC is notified within 60 days that the matter is resolved, the case will be closed. The CAC will begin a formal investigation if no written response is given, the credit union indicates that it cannot resolve the matter or the consumer disputes the resolution. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Bankers attack credit unions’ tax status

first_imgIn a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, American Bankers Association President/CEO Rob Nichols (pictured) took aim at credit unions’ tax status.In the letter to Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Nichols said credit unions have outgrown the need for the tax exemption they have received since the Great Depression. The Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to examine the tax code April 14.Using today’s tax filing deadline for millions of Americans as a springboard, he said the Government Accountability Office noted the historical distinction between banks and credit unions has continued to blur. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

PUURFUN LIN Mosquito Killer Lamp prevent bug bites and adds ambient lighting » Gadget Flow

first_imgMosquito killing lamps don’t have to be eyesores. Not when you have the PUURFUN LIN Mosquito Killer Lamp. This anti-mosquito lamp looks like a modern spotlight that adds ambient lighting to your space. But in reality, the LIN does so much more. It zaps pesky mosquitos that like to crash your summer evening get-togethers. The bugs are attracted to the lamp’s UV light rays which leads them inside of the device. As the mosquitos approach the light, they become trapped inside, leaving you and your friends bite-free. What’s more, the contemporary design is great for both indoor and outdoor spaces. It even doubles as a lamp since it’ll give you enough light to read a book or scroll through the headlines. This Mosquito Killer Lamp is a summer gadget. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Nura Nuraphone Gaming Microphone headset accessory creates crystal-clear voice chat » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – The Nuraphone Gaming Microphone headset accessory features a Boom microphone that creates crystal-clear voice chat, so you can effectively communicate with your fellow gamers. It also features a volume toggle, so you can adjust the volume and quickly mute when you need to. This headset accessory is compatible with Xbox, PC, Mac, Playstation, Switch, and mobile. Furthermore, the unidirectional design allows you to move the microphone to a comfortable and practical angle. To enhance the audio when gaming, team the Gaming Microphone with the Nura headphones. They feature a 20-hour battery life and personalized audio that adapts to your unique hearing. Overall, this Gaming Microphone connects to computers, consoles, and phones so you can talk to friends online while gaming.last_img read more