HP provides technology, equipment and services for the checkpoints and ID card system that underpin Israel’s apartheid policies.Between Nov. 25 and Dec. 3, Palestinian and solidarity activists organized over 150 demonstrations, spanning more than 100 cities, 30 countries and six continents, against Hewlett Packard Co., based in Palo Alto, Calif.The week of action, coordinated by the International Boycott HP Network and the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee, was the largest mobilization of the BDS movement since its founding in 2005.HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise split last year, but continue to share interlocking branding, governance, infrastructure, supply chains and technology.Both also hold extensive contracts with the Israeli government, providing services to its checkpoints, military, population registry, prisons and settlements.HP companies run the Israeli Navy’s information technology infrastructure used to maintain Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip and to manage the population and checkpoint systems that segregate Palestinians and control their movement.They have also supplied all personal computers purchased by the Israeli military since 2009 — in the immediate aftermath of killing over 1,400 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip — and provide central servers, printers and other systems to Israeli prisons.Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized one of the first actions in New York City, drawing dozens to a protest outside the Best Buy store in Union Square on Nov. 25. Known as “Black Friday,” it is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.On Nov. 26, a United Kingdom-wide day of action, activists held 30 demonstrations across England, northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, ahead of a central protest held three days later at HP Enterprise’s “Discover 2016” trade fair at its opening in London.Other events unfolded throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, as well as in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Kenya, India and Australia.The actions included the erection of a mock “apartheid wall” in Osaka, Japan; demonstrations at public university libraries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; a rally and the distribution of campaign materials in Khartoum, Sudan; and the stickering of HP products and launch of a campus boycott campaign by students under occupation in Jerusalem, Palestine.The effort received a significant boost on its eighth day as British-Danish security conglomerate G4S, another major target of the BDS movement, announced on Dec. 2 that it had finalized a deal to sell its Israeli unit and end most operations in the country.Elsewhere, a conference on “Ethics and Social Responsibility in Information Technology” in Milan, Italy, ousted HP from its program. And in Derry, northern Ireland, five district councillors announced they were returning HP products issued by the council.The HP boycott also saw immediate gains, as the Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz, Calif., voted Dec. 6 to become the “first HP-free church” in the United States.As the campaign continues, its organizers ask supporters to sign a pledge at bit.ly/boycotthp to boycott HP products until the companies end their support for Israel.Samidoun in New York City will hold its next protest of HP at the Best Buy in Union Square, East 14th Street and 4th Avenue, starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16.For more information and announcements, visit Samidoun’s website at samidoun.net and subscribe to its newsletter at eepurl.com/XFJr9.Catron is a member of Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and an organizer with Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Strikers of Republic Steel leaving Cleveland City Hall in Ohio after being addressed by a leader of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC), 1937.1937 Little Steel Strike, Part 1: Capitalists expose their brutalityIn 1937, Youngstown, Ohio, had a population of 170,000. On May 26, almost a fifth of the residents — 33,000 workers — walked out on strike, bringing the mills of Republic Steel and Youngstown Sheet and Tube to a standstill. Youngstown was the heart of the famous Little Steel Strike, when 92,000 workers struck four anti-union steel companies that also included Inland and Bethlehem Steel.From the beginning of the strike, mill owners implemented the Mohawk Valley Formula, a union-busting strategy developed by professional strikebreaker Pearl Bergoff during the 1935 Remington-Rand strike in upstate New York.In this strategy, company unions, illegal under the 1935 National Labor Relations Act, were replaced with “independent” unions and a “Citizens Committee” was formed to oppose the strike. A “back-to-work” movement of “loyal employees” — usually mostly supervisors — attempted to sway the public against the strike and to demoralize the strikers. Vigilantes and special deputies supplemented the work of the police, and sometimes the military, in repressing the strike. Then a date was chosen to reopen the struck facility with great fanfare.In Youngstown in 1937, with the strike just underway, the phony unions at Republic and Sheet and Tube had already acquired office space. Hundreds of their “missionaries” were visiting strikers’ homes. Sheriff Ralph Elser had deputized 100 men to break the strike.June 19 was declared Women’s Day by the strikers. About 30 women, many with children alongside them, were picketing the gate at Republic. When a few sat down on some boxes situated a few inches onto company property, Police Capt. Charley Richmond ordered the women to move. When they didn’t move fast enough, he fired three shots into the air.This was a signal to police to fire tear gas directly at the women and children. Striking men, meeting across the street, rushed over. Police fired over 200 tear gas grenades in less than two hours. Carloads of deputies started to arrive. By midnight, the deputies began shooting, leaving two strikers dead and over 50 wounded. The killings came just 20 days after the infamous Memorial Day Massacre, when Chicago police killed ten Republic strikers and wounded over 100.The struggle to keep the mills closedOn June 21, company officials announced the mills would be reopened. Strikers telegraphed an appeal to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to prevent the reopening and “immediately intervene in this critical hour and avoid a calamity and disaster that Ohio may remember for decades to come.” (Mary Heaton Vorse, “Labor’s New Millions,” 1938)The Youngstown steelworkers were then joined by 3,000 striking truck drivers. Supporters poured in from Ohio and Pennsylvania. As talks with the Mediation Board appointed by U.S. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins collapsed, strikers began an all-night vigil, prepared to resist the opening of the mills. At 3 a.m., they learned there would be no reopening. Gov. Martin L. Davey, acting on orders from President Roosevelt, was sending the Ohio National Guard to strikebound cities, purportedly to maintain the status quo of closed mills. Strikers went home.Then the mass arrests began. Strikers and sympathizers were dragged out of their homes and cars and arrested at funerals for the slain pickets. Possessing a knife, fork or toothpick were grounds for arrest. Strike leaders, who had persuaded pickets to go home, were accused of “inciting to riot.”The union soon realized the Ohio Guard had come to break the strike. In the towns of Youngstown, Warren, Canton and Massillon, the troops — some of them quartered inside a Republic mill — beat up, gassed and arrested strikers.On July 11, several hundred strikers and family members were gathered around strike headquarters in Massillon; children danced while a band entertained. Police appeared and ordered the driver of a vehicle to turn its lights off. They then riddled the car with bullets and began gassing and shooting as people fled in all directions. Three were killed and more wounded; again, state violence was followed by mass arrests.Massillon Police Chief Stanley Switter later testified before the National Labor Relations Board that Republic’s district manager demanded to know why he hadn’t performed in the manner of the Chicago police.The strike-breaking violence continued. In Beaver Falls, Pa., a union sympathizer was killed when a sheriff fired a gas gun at his head at close range. In Cleveland, a picket was crushed against a fence by a scab-driven vehicle.The brave strikers held out, but by August the strike was broken and the mills were running full steam. Hard-nosed union-buster Tom Girdler of Republic and his cohorts accomplished their immediate goal of keeping their mills union-free.Yet the ruling class failed to achieve its broader goal of pushing back the militant Congress of Industrial Organizations. By December 1937, the CIO’s Steel Workers Organizing Committee had organized over 800 mills and shops and negotiated nearly 450 contracts. Not even three years old, the CIO had signed on nearly four million members.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Twitter Print Email NewsLocal NewsSecond questioned over Daniel Treacy murder – burnt out getaway car foundBy admin – February 23, 2010 1547 Previous articleJudge refuses application for return of moneyNext article‘Well constructed letter’ favours defendant admin WhatsApp Linkedin GARDAI in Limerick are questioning a second man in relation to the shooting dead of 35-year-old Daniel Treacy at the Topaz petrol station on the Ennis Road in Limerick on Monday morning. Mr Treacy, a bread delivery man delivering at the station just after 6am, was shot a number of times in the chest by an unmasked gunman just inside the door of the shop. The shooting carried out by the gunman, who was seen wearing a hoodie, was captured on CCTV as Mr Treacy bought coffee at the shop. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai arrested a 29-year-old man shortly after the shooting and were said to be following a definite line of inquiry. The second man is being held at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007. The murder investigation was launched shortly after the incident and gardai are seeking information in relation to a red Toyota Corolla that was seen leaving the forecourt of the petrol station immediately after the killing. Gardai are searching for the vehicle with the registration of 96 LK 1814, as well as the murder weapon.Although Mr Treacy’s brother, Owen, was linked with an ongoing vicious feud in the city in which over a dozen people have been killed, it is another incident involving another brother of Mr Treacy, that gardai suspect is linked with the latest shooting at the petrol station. 18-year-old Darren Coughlan died a number of days after he was attacked by a group of youths on the Old Cratloe Road in November 2005. Daniel Treacy’s brother, Richard (21), along with James Keane (21), Garryowen and Shane Kelly (22), St Mary’s Park pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Darren Coughlan and received lengthy prison sentence. Richard Treacy was given a six year jail term at the Central Criminal Court in July, 2007.UPDATE – A burnt out car was discovered by gardai on Tuesday morning and it is believed to be connected with the shooting dead of Daniel Treacy. Gardai investigating the incident, who have two men detained at Mayorstone and Henry Street garda stations, sought information relating to a 96 LK registered red Toyota Corolla. They now believe this to have been used as the getaway car seen leaving the forecourt of the Topaz petrol station on the Ennis Road. The investigation is ongoing. Advertisement Facebook
Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – May 14, 2021 Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews The HSE has confirmed there’s been a “significant ransomware attack” on its IT systems – and has shut down the entire network to protect them.It’s apologised for the inconvenience caused to patients and the public.Covid vaccinations aren’t affected and are going ahead as planned.The Rotunda has cancelled all appointments for today – except for women who are more than 36 weeks pregnant.It’s urging people not to attend the hospital unless it’s an emergency. Google+ Previous articleWork to start on improvement at Derrybeg schoolNext articleFans to be allowed back in limited numbers in the North News Highland Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford HSE hit by cyberattack, vaccinations not affected
Florida State Attorney’s Office (LAKELAND, Fla.) — The former city commissioner charged with shooting an alleged shoplifter at his Army surplus store was released from prison on Thursday — and has hired a high-powered attorney to represent him in his case.Michael Dunn, who was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Christobal Lopez on Oct. 3, was released on $150,000 bail and sprinted from the Polk County jailhouse to an SUV late Thursday.The former city commissioner for the Southwest district of Lakeland, Florida, has hired Mark O’Mara to represent him. O’Mara gained national attention in 2012 when he successfully defended George Zimmerman from a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.Dunn, 47, appeared before a judge on Thursday where O’Mara argued that the local politician was acting in self-defense when Lopez, 50, allegedly stole a hatchet from Dunn’s store. According to an arrest affidavit, Dunn confronted Lopez at the front door and Dunn grabbed the other man’s T-shirt before losing grip and opening fire. Lopez was struck twice and died on the scene.The incident garnered national attention when police released surveillance footage of the confrontation on Oct. 15.The city commissioner resigned from his position last week in a letter obtained by Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS-TV, saying, “It is with a heavy heart that I submit this letter to you. Wherein I am tendering my resignation as Commissioner of the SW District of Lakeland effective October 20, 2018.”Dunn has always claimed he was acting in self-defense and raised the state’s “stand your ground” law, famously used in the defense of Zimmerman.“You look at that hatchet and you have to believe that, as everyone else who sees it, it’s a deadly weapon, and when he decided to arm himself with a deadly weapon, that things could happen to you,” O’Mara said in court Thursday.State Attorney Brian Haas refuted that defense in charging Dunn last week.“I have determined that this case and the actions of Mr. Dunn fall outside the protection of the ‘stand your ground’ law,” Haas said at an Oct. 20 news conference.Lawyer Adam Kemp, who is representing the Lopez family, said his client was trying to get away and posed no harm.“Nobody deserves to lose their life over a $13 or $16 hatchet,” Kemp said. “You should ultimately be held accountable for your decisions, and we believe this was a senseless, preventable act.”Dunn was ordered not to contact Lopez’s family and stay away from the Vets Army Navy Surplus store he co-owns and where the shooting took place. He also surrendered any firearms he owns.He was placed under house arrest, which O’Mara lobbied unsuccessfully against in court.Lopez’s family did not attend Thursday’s hearing.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
webpay/iStock(NEW YORK) — With gusty winds forecast for New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, it remains unclear whether Astronaut Snoopy, Smokey Bear, Olaf and the other 13 character balloons will be able to take flight.“We’re going to call a lot of audibles,” NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison said Wednesday morning.At full height, the balloons fly at 55 feet. They can be lowered to 10 feet if the winds are too strong.During the parade, sustained winds up to 25 mph and wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible.There is a specially trained sergeant assigned to each of the 16 giant character balloons with an anemometer to help determine the safest course in real-time.It’s possible some of the balloons fly and others can’t. For example, SpongeBob, being the largest, is a different consideration than one of the smaller balloons.Bad weather has only kept the Macy’s balloons from flying once — in 1971.Thousands of police officers will be on duty for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, despite the absence of a credible threat.“There is no specific, credible threat to public safety at this time,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Wednesday as he outlined a security plan that includes heavily armed officers, explosive detection dogs, radiation detectors and drone interdiction.Millions of spectators who line the route can “rest assured” they will be safe, Chief of Department Terrance Monahan said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The occurrence of rich faunas of Lower Cretaceous inoceramid bivalves in the Antarctic Peninsula region further emphasizes their widespread distribution, and enhances their potential for regional biostrati-graphic correlations. The Antarctic material is contained in approximately seven of twelve species groups that are recognized on a worldwide scale. Six of these are assigned to the genus Inoceramus and one to Birostrina. The comparatively rare genus, Anopaea, is left undivided.In the Fossil Bluff Formation of Alexander Island, Berriasian representatives of the I. ovatus group (I. cf. ovatus Stanton and I. sp. aff. ellioti Gabb) are succeeded by A. trapezoidalis (Thomson and Willey) which has undifferentiated Berriasian-Aptian affinities. This is in turn followed by an Aptian member of the I. neocomiensis group (I. deltoides sp. nov.) and in the Albian there are occurrences of Anopaea sp. nov. aff. mandibula (Mordvilko), B.? cf. concentrica (Parkinson) (B. concentrica gp.), I. cf. anglicus elongatus Pergament, I. sp. aff. bellvuensis Reeside, I. sp. aff. comancheanus Cragin (all I. anglicus gp.), and I.flemingi sp. nov. (I. liwerowskyae gp.). Aptian-Albian strata on James Ross Island have yielded both I. stoneleyi sp. nov. (I. liwerowskyae gp.) and Anopaea sp. nov. beta. These are followed by the Albian species I. cf. sutherlandi M’Coy and I. carsoni M’Coy (both I. carsoni gp.) and the highest Lower Cretaceous specimens within this sequence have been referred to B. concentrica (Parkinson).Although specimens of I. cf. heteropterus Pokhialainen (I. heteropterus gp.) and I. annenhovensis sp. nov. (unclassified) from Annenkov Island are of probable Hauterivian-Barremian age, it is noticeable that there is a marked lack of Valanginian-Barremian inoceramids in the Antarctic Peninsula region. This gap probably reflects a period of regional uplift and non-deposition.Representatives of the I. ovatus and I. heteropterus groups provide a means of correlation between the Berriasian-Barremian of the Antarctic Peninsula and the North Pacific region. I. deltoides sp. nov. can be closely matched with Northern Hemisphere Aptian members of the I. neocomiensis group and I. stoneleyi sp. nov. and I.flemingi sp. nov. have possible counterparts within the Aptian-Albian of Spitzbergen, south-east USSR and far eastern USSR. Of the various Albian species groups, that based on I. carsoni provides a direct link between Antarctica and Australia and those based on I. anglicus and B. concentrica facilitate a range of long-distance correlations. The latter category, in particular, may be one of the first truly cosmopolitan inoceramid groups.
October 8, 2019 /Sports News – National High school football player’s 1-handed catch goes viral Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — This high school football player just pulled off a pro move that would make Odell Beckham Jr. jealous. Craig Richardson Jr. from North East High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, pulled off an impressive outstretched one-handed catch during a home game against Dundein on Friday.His older brother Keith Harrington, who currently plays college football for Washington State University, filmed the play and shared the video on Twitter with the caption, “I swear my lil brother might be the best player in high school football.” Since he posted it, the video has been viewed over 31,000 times and retweeted by athletic film site Hudl and House of Highlights.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Energean will increase its stake from 70% to 100% in Energean Israel. (Credit: gloriaurban4 from Pixabay) UK-based exploration and production firm Energean has entered into talks to acquire a 30% stake in Energean Israel from Kerogen Capital.The company, which currently holds a 70% interest in Energean Israel, has entered into a 30-day exclusivity arrangement to negotiate the potential transaction.Upon completion of the transaction, Energean will increase its stake from 70% to 100% in Energean Israel, which holds 100% working interest in the offshore Karish and Tanin leases.According to Competent Persons Report (CPR), Karish, Karish North and Tanin fields hold 98.2 Bcm (3.5 Tcf) of gas and 99.6 million barrels (MMbbls) of liquids representing nearly 729 million barrels of oil equivalent.Energean Israel also holds 100% stake in exploration blocks 12, 21, 23, and 31 offshore Israel with near-infrastructure drilling opportunities for its next drilling programme.The drilling campaign is expected to commence in early 2022.Energean Israel holds 80% stake in four licenses in Zone DIt also has 80% interest in four licenses in Zone D in Israel’s EEZ, and the remaining 20% is owned by Israeli Opportunity.The transaction is subject to the approval of Energean’s shareholders and regulatory consents.The Karish gas field is being developed in the Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea and is expected to produce the first gas in the fourth quarter of 2021.Discovered in 2013, the initial gas field development plans include three development wells, a subsea production system, a new floating, production, storage and offloading (Energean Power FPSO) unit, and a gas export pipeline.In September this year, Energean has signed two new agreements for the sale of an additional 1.4 billion cubic metre (bcm) per year of gas from the Karish project. Energean Israel holds 100% working interest in the offshore Karish and Tanin leases offshore Israel
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