Women and Standing Rock: ‘Nothing will ever be the same!’

first_imgMahtowin Munro and Diva WilliamsExcerpts from a talk given by Mahtowin Munro of the United American Indians of New England at the International Working Women’s Day program of the Boston Branch of Workers World Party and the Women’s Fightback Network on March 24.  Munro is also lead organizer for Indigenous People’s Day in Massachusetts.The relationship of Indigenous peoples to the land that was invaded is of first importance, not an afterthought. Everyone needs to think about your relationship to the land and water where you live. For Indigenous people, we are caretakers of the land and water. They are part of our personal bodies and of our body politic as tribal people. In defending the land and water, we exert our inherent sovereignty as Native Nations.I am inspired by Indigenous women who have been great warriors or scholars or leaders. But we have so many amazing Indigenous women past and present who hold our families together, our own mothers and grandmothers and aunties, who show tremendous courage and strength every day even if they did not become the first lawyer or first tenured professor or ride a horse and lead everybody into a big battle against white people.When I think about International Women’s Day, I think about a lot of women who went before, more than we could name here, women whose names are not known, because some of our history has been stolen from us.When I am talking about women, I want to explicitly say that I am including trans women. It is important to celebrate the resurgence of Two Spirit leadership that is occurring, with a strong Two Spirit presence at Standing Rock and many other places.Women and Two Spirit people have been bearing the weight of colonialism in so many ways, for so long.When Columbus and Cortés and the Pilgrims and all those other invaders came, they had no understanding of the land. In fact, they saw it as something to be tamed and conquered. Their contempt for the land was matched by their greed and by their violence against women and Two Spirit people.This violence has not stopped for a single day. Black and trans people are wholesale murdered this year and every year. There are thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirits throughout the Americas. Our relations are sold into the “man camps” at fracking and pipeline sites or shipped out on boats from ports such as Duluth, Minn.The leadership of women at Standing Rock was not new. Women have always been leading the way. However, the settlers intentionally undercut our leadership and would only deal with men as leaders. In more recent times, the media have often ignored the work of women and focused on male leaders. But it was impossible for that to happen at Standing Rock.Unprecedented unity I have heard a few people say that we lost, that nothing was gained at Standing Rock, because the water protectors did not succeed in shutting down the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. That is false.Nothing will ever be the same! The unprecedented unity of Indigenous peoples from throughout the world has strengthened the Native struggle in a thousand ways. And there was an extraordinary outpouring of support from non-Native people. Thousands of people traveled out there, and thousands marched and raised money and found other ways to support.The Trump administration greenlighted the Dakota Access Pipeline project, and oil may run through any day now. But the struggle has spread. Fights against pipelines and all extractive industries in the Americas began long before the Dakota Access struggle, and they will continue long after, too.Our struggles are deadly serious. We are fighting for water, for life, for future generations. It is no exaggeration to say that our beautiful planet, our only planet, is in danger of dying. And we are running out of time.The fundamental right to clean water flows through many communities and many struggles right now. The people of Flint, Mich., are still suffering. Water is continuing to be shut off in Detroit and Baltimore and other cities, predominantly in Black neighborhoods. Migrants in border colonias, and farm workers and people in rural Black communities, all deal with unsafe water. On the Navajo reservation, 40 percent of people do not have drinkable water, and there is uranium even in the little babies’ bodies there. More than 100 Native Nations in Canada do not have drinkable water.“Water Is Life” is not just a slogan. Defending our planet is not a “bougie” white thing, although it can certainly feel that way looking at many environmental nongovernmental organizations. Poor people, Indigenous peoples, people of color are most impacted by environmental devastation. This is OUR struggle.We need to join together to resist Trump and fight fascism. We don’t need to be respectable and we must not collaborate. We don’t need to give free speech to Nazis and white supremacists. We need to fight on all fronts. We don’t need to drop the struggle every few years to focus all our energy on elections, either.We may get little reforms here and there, like crumbs dropping from their tables, but that is not enough. I was always taught to be grateful, maybe you were too, and that is a good practice for all of us. But I will not be grateful for crumbs, for colonization or for capitalist economic and government systems that do not represent us. Crumbs are not going to save the earth, they are not going to save the water, and they are not going to save us or people suffering from endless imperialist theft and wars, whether in Palestine or Puerto Rico.I think we also need to actively participate in the construction of alternatives to these systems. I see the work of the Zapatistas doing that down in Chiapas, for instance.We need to work together and learn from each other and the struggles of the past, to follow the example of Standing Rock. The hundreds of those arrested include many youth and elders and many, many women. As the water protector camps were finally cleared entirely in late February, one of the last arrested was Regina Brave, who is 80 and was also a veteran of the Wounded Knee takeover in 1973.There is a war against us. The war did not just start when Trump was elected. Immigrants, Muslims, disabled people, Black and Latinx and Asian people, Indigenous, trans and Two Spirit people — we must be in solidarity with each other.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Burdensome’ Laws, Regulations Impacting Housing Growth

first_img About Author: Mike Albanese Tagged with: Affordabiliy FHFA Inventory Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Previous: FHA Announces New Deputy Assistant Secretary Next: The Week Ahead: Update on Economic Growth Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 24, 2020 2,543 Views center_img Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Affordabiliy FHFA Inventory 2020-01-24 Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago FHFA Director Mark CalabriaFederal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria spoke Thursday at the National Association of Homebuilders International Builders’ Show and said housing reform is key to the growth of the industry. “Many of the same warning signs that were ignored in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis have been reappearing,” Calabria said. “Not only has risk been rising in recent years, but [Fannie Mae] and [Freddie Mac] have also been undercapitalized for too long.”He noted that the GSE’s own or guarantee $5.5 trillion in both single and multi-family mortgages—nearly half the market. Until recently, they were limited to just $6 billion in allowable capital reserves. =The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the FHFA allowed the GSEs to retain capital of up to $45 billion combined. “This point is absolutely critical: If Fannie and Freddie fail again, liquidity in the mortgage market will dry up. If families are unable to get a mortgage, they are unable to buy houses,” Calabria said. “And when fewer people are buying houses, new or old, it hurts America’s home builders.”While he touted the strength and growth of the economy, he said “there are reasons to believe the foundation is vulnerable.”One of housing’s main cruxes is its falling inventory and rising home prices. Calabria said in order to build more houses there needs to be more builders. Approximately 700,000 new construction jobs have been added across the nation over the past three years. Additionally, he said “burdensome” laws and regulations are restricting growth and affordability. “America’s home builders deal with this challenge every day. It is a national problem with local roots. Local governments are often the source of the most burdensome regulations—like zoning and land-use restrictions, building codes, and permitting requirements,” Calabria said.Calabria said the industry has come a long way since 2008 and the Great Recession but “that does not mean that all is well today.”“America’s home builders know better than anyone that there is still a lot of untapped potential in our nation’s housing markets,” he said.Calabria will join a gathering of industry experts speaking at the 2020 Five Star Government Forum, April 1, in Washington, D.C. Reserve your seat now to hear from officials, such as Calabria and the Brian Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, speak on regulatory matters that are impacting the housing industry. ‘Burdensome’ Laws, Regulations Impacting Housing Growth Home / Daily Dose / ‘Burdensome’ Laws, Regulations Impacting Housing Growth The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. last_img read more

[Arnab Arrest] Another FIR Registered Against Arnab Goswami [Live-Updates]

first_imgTop Stories[Arnab Arrest] Another FIR Registered Against Arnab Goswami [Live-Updates] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Nov 2020 6:36 AMShare This – x[Breaking] FIR registered against TV Editor-in-chief #Arnab Goswami for allegedly assaulting a lady police officer when police team reached his residence in Mumbai this morning [ANI…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?Login[Breaking] FIR registered against TV Editor-in-chief #Arnab Goswami for allegedly assaulting a lady police officer when police team reached his residence in Mumbai this morning [ANI Reports] Live Updates 4 Nov 2020 10:38 AMBJP MLA Ram Kadam to meet the Maharashtra Governor at 10:30 AM on Thursday to discuss the arrest of Republic Chief #ArnabGoswami , 4 Nov 2020 10:37 AMOfficer, who had earlier investigated abetment to suicide case in which journalist #ArnabGoswami was arrested today, will face inquiry, say police. The Investigating Officer had filed closure report, saying there was no evidence. [PTI]4 Nov 2020 9:03 AMAlibaug court is doing overtime to hear arguements over Arnab Goswami’s remand application. The proceedings began at 5PM and still continuing after 4.5hrs., Reports Jitendra Dixit (ABP)4 Nov 2020 7:58 AMEditors Guild of Bengalurucondemns the act of Mumbai Police who arrested Arnab Goswami of Republic TV in a case which was closed a year ago”.4 Nov 2020 7:33 AMPradeep Bhandari, Chief Editor of JanKiBaat also has also filed a Complaint Before National Human Rights Commission against the alleged physical assault and arrest of  4 Nov 2020 7:20 AMI really want to thank Maharashtra police that this day has come in my life. I kept a lot of patience. Although my husband and mother-in-law will not come back with this but they are still alive for me: Akshita Naik, wife of late Anvay Naik on Arnab Goswami’s arrest [ANI Reports]4 Nov 2020 6:57 AMAlibhaug court reprimanded Republic TV owner and editor for using mobile phone in court premises. He was trying to shoot and do live telecast of court proceedings, reports New Indian Express reporter Sudhir Suryawanshi4 Nov 2020 6:56 AMSupreme Court lawyer Siddharth Acharya wrote to Chief Justice of India (CJI) over Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami’s alleged unlawful arrest, requesting the CJI to take suo-moto cognizance in the matter. “The illegal arrest stinks of pure political vendetta and is in clear violation of law. This is evident from the fact that Arnab was neither served prior summons nor allowed access to his legal team. Due process of law has not been followed while making the arrest. This is a direct and unprecedented attack on the Freedom of Speech and Expression and on Freedom of Press by Maharashtra Government misusing Mumbai Police,” states the letter4 Nov 2020 6:44 AMThe Complaint states that “Mr Goswami was refused access to his legal team by the Raigad Police. ‘Encounter specialist’ and allegedly Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s right-hand man, Mr Sachin Vaze, declared that Mr Goswami has been arrested on grave charges of Section 306 IPC”4 Nov 2020 6:41 AMThe Complaint States that According to the family members of Arnab Goswami, Mumbai Police Officer Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Hindurao Vaze, an infamous ‘encounter specialist’ who holds the blighted disrepute of as many as 63 extra-judicial murders in addition to murder charges for the custodial death of Khwaja Yunus in 2003, led the open criminal intimidation and brazen assault on Mr Goswami in shape of the illegal police action while issuing criminal threats saying, “You don’t know what I am capable of.”>Load MoreNext Storylast_img read more

Former police officer condemns attempted murder incident

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest A former PSNI officer is condemning the attempted murder of a current officer in Co. Fermanagh. The victim noticed movements outside his home in Kesh near the Donegal border in the early hours of yesterday morning.The suspect aimed a shotgun at him before fleeing on foot – and the PSNI believes it was a murder attempt.UUP councillor and former police officer John McClaughry lives in Kesh and knows the victim:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/kesdfgdfgdfgh8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Facebook By News Highland – January 3, 2020 Former police officer condemns attempted murder incident Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleDonegal to share €28m in bid to combat Brexit impactNext article18 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

Southeastern U.S. honor choir in concert Saturday

first_img Email the author Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Troy Missile facility wins award A Pike County plant has snagged another prestigious award for the area. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Pike County… read more Published 11:00 pm Thursday, January 17, 2013 “These outstanding young vocalists will rehearse with clinician/conductor Dr. Gary Packwood throughout the two-day event and their final concert will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University. The concert is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.”Orlofsky said Packwood is a dynamic and engaging conductor.“I am so excited that students from Alabama, Georgia and Florida will be able to spend such concentrated time with him,” Orlofsky said. “I guarantee they will leave better musicians and better humans just for having worked with him. Troy University will host the Sixth Annual Southeastern United States Honor Choir on Friday and Saturday with a public performance of the final concert on Saturday afternoon.Dr. Diane Orlofsky, director of University Choirs and coordinator of the event, said the honor choir will be composed of nearly 190 high school vocalists from across the Southeast including 15 students from Charles Henderson High School. Print Article “This event has doubled in size and we are genuinely excited about welcoming these singers to our campus,” Orlofsky said. “We encourage the community to attend the free concert on Saturday in support of these outstanding high school vocalists.” Latest Stories Skip Book Nook to reopen Southeastern U.S. honor choir in concert Saturday Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “Gary has programmed a diverse, multi-cultural and upbeat program that will have everyone smiling.”Vocal scholarships will be awarded to several deserving high school students who participate in the Sixth Annual Southeastern United States Honor Choir. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Brundidge to open new city hall offices on Monday

first_img Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like At its final meeting at 146 South Main Street, the Brundidge City Council approved the annual transportation plan that is required by the Rebuild Alabama Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey on March 12, 2019. Effective September 1, 2019 the gasoline and undyed diesel excise taxes will increase by $.06. per gallon to $.24 per gallon for gasoline and to $.25 per gallon for undyed diesel.There will be additional $.02 tax increases on gasoline effective October 1, 2020 and October 1, 2021 bringing the total additional tax to $0.10.In other business, the council approved the purchase of a knuckle-boom truck in the amount of $135,000.“The knuckle boom truck is used for trash pickup and it’s an old truck, a 2005,” said Mayor Isabell Boyd. “It’s an essential piece of equipment and needs replacing. Hopefully, we will be able to sell the one we are using now.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Published 6:42 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2019 “The City of Brundidge will be open at 8 a.m. Monday with full service to our customers and to the community,” Faust said. “As with any business move, issues could arise but they will be handled and resolved as quickly as possible.”Faust said plans are for the drive-through to be open to the public on Monday, just in time for the new bills to be mailed out. The hours for Brundidge City Hall will remain the same, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. City hall does not close for lunch.“We are looking forward to serving Brundidge and its citizens from this new location,” Faust said. By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Messenger photo/submitted photoBrundidge city employees stand on the steps of the historic Bass House, which for years housed City Hall. The city offices move to 220 N. Main St. effective Monday, Aug. 26. Pictured are, front row from left, Linda Faust, Judith Hughes and Wilma Price, and back row, Michelle Richards, Nikole Cox and Faye Terry. Skip The Brundidge City Council held its last meeting in the Brundidge City Hall housed in the historic Bass House on South Main Street on Tuesday.At 8 a.m. Monday, August 26,  the City of Brundidge will be open for business at the city’s new location at 220 N. Main Stt.Linda Faust, administrative assistant to the city manager, said the city hall is not a business that can have a soft opening. Latest Stories Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Decatur couple charged in fatal boat crash A Decatur couple was arrested Wednesday in connection with the July 4 boating crash that killed Kelsey Starling of Troy…. read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Boyd said the council considered the purchase of three pickup trucks for the street department but no motion was made.The council voted to change the city’s application for an Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program II grant from Veterans Boulevard to Highway 93 which runs through the city’s downtown area.The ARTIP II grants will fund projects for improvements to any state-maintained highway system, which includes U.S. Highway 231 and State Highway 93. The council had voted to apply for funds to improve Veterans Highway. However, the council determined that Highway 93 improvements would be a more favorable application.The total amount of the ATRIP II funds to be allocated in FY2020 is $30 million. The maximum funding to be provided to an individual project is $2 million. Isiah Scott, Boys and Girls Club of Pike and Surrounding Counties board president, addressed the council regarding the possibility of extending the Boys and Girls Club to Brundidge. Scott requested the use of the Galloway Park Community Center as the site for the Boys and Girls Club, which would meet from 3:30 until 6 p.m. Picking up the boys and girls would be the responsibility of the parents. “Students from Troy University would be available to work with the students and that would be very beneficial,” Boyd said. “Many parents would appreciate having the university students tutor their children and assist them with their homework. The university students are more familiar with the new math and other subject matter. Having a Boys and Girls Club here in Brundidge would be a great benefit.” The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Brundidge to open new city hall offices on Mondaylast_img read more

Rightmove shareholders ‘find their happy’ as profits soar

first_imgRightmove’s shares soared by 28p to 3057 pence when its financial results for 2014 were announced. Revenues were up by 19 per cent to £167million (2013: £139.9m). Profit after tax was £96.8million, compared to 2013’s result of £97.02 million.The company reported that it made an average of £684 per month from each estate agent branch that uses the service, up 13 per cent year-on-year.In excess of 100 million people visited the Rightmove site in January, a record month for the property portal, acting as yet another indication that a growing number of house hunters are now starting their property search online.Nick McKittrick (left), Chief Executive of Rightmove, said: “The outlook for the UK online property advertising market remains positive as consumers and customers become ever more digital and the market continues to shift from traditional advertising channels.”Meanwhile, OnTheMarket (OTM) has accused Zoopla of becoming desperate as it loses ground in the online property portals war, after it issued a press release last week stating that it had received legal advice that the OTM portal and its member agents could face fines and claims for damages should some of its activities be declared to be infringing competition law by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).Advice provided to Zoopla by law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP says that if the CMA at any time found an infringement of competition law, it could impose fines on each agency of up to 10 per cent of their total annual turnover.However, Ian Springett (left), Chief Executive of OnTheMarket.com, described Zoopla’s speculative statement concerning Agents’ Mutual strategy’s one other rule requiring their member agents to stop advertising on either Rightmove or Zoopla, as mere scaremongering.Springett called Zoopla’s announcement, “Yet another desperate attempt to intimidate agents into remaining with them when it is clear that many more are likely to leave them to join OnTheMarket.com during the coming year.”Zoopla said that the number of estate agents and other property firms advertising on its websites has dropped by 11 per cent in the past year from 16,967 to 18,999 largely due to the recent launch of rival website, OTM.By contrast, Rightmove state that “nearly every agent in the UK had chosen to remain on Rightmove”.There are a record 19,304 agents on the Rightmove site, up 5 per cent since December 2013, Rightmove said.Rightmove is set to launch a new app later this month that will help householders discover what their house will be worth within a 15 per cent estimated valuation range in five years’ time.portal Rightmove OnTheMarke profits shares March 4, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Rightmove shareholders ‘find their happy’ as profits soar previous nextProducts & ServicesRightmove shareholders ‘find their happy’ as profits soarRightmove announces profits of £167m as revenues average £684 per month from each estate agency branch. Meanwhile, OTM says Zoopla showed that it is “becoming desperate”.PROPERTYdrum4th March 20150554 Viewslast_img read more

FS Surcouf Finishes Deployment as EU NAVFOR Warship

first_img View post tag: Warship View post tag: finishes View post tag: Surcouf View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Deployment View post tag: FS FS Surcouf Finishes Deployment as EU NAVFOR Warship View post tag: NAVFOR November 11, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today FS Surcouf Finishes Deployment as EU NAVFOR Warship View post tag: EU On 10 November FS SURCOUF finished her deployment as an EU NAVFOR warship after 94 days of valuable contribution under the stars of European Flag.During this period the French frigate guarded three ships of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on passage between Mombasa and Mogadishu and two vessels of the  World Food Program (WFP) with more than 73.000 metric tons of food aid into Somalia. She has also conducted a variety of further tasks in the force and has always been ready for any duties and demonstrated a “comme il faut” attitude to face all challenges in order to achieve the objectives of EU NAVFOR Operation ATALANTA.In his farewell signal to the French frigate the EU NAVFOR Force Commander Rear Admiral Thomas E.P. Jugel said: ”Let me thank you for you for your everlasting professionalism, flexibility and eagerness in supporting and fostering our common message.”EU NAVFOR Somalia operates in the area of the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean and is responsible for the protection of ships carrying food-aid for the people of Somalia by WFP and vessels of AMISOM providing logistic support for the troops supporting the Transitional Federal Government. Additionally, EU NAVFOR monitors fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.[mappress]Source: eunavfor, November 11, 2011 Share this articlelast_img read more

WACKY WEDNESDAY (Mary J. Donohoe)

first_img× WACKY WEDNESDAY — Students in Mrs. Yannaccone’s Kindergarten Class dressed in their wackiest outfits and read Dr. Seuss books, the wacky way to celebrate Read Across America!last_img

A whole lotta foods

first_imgThe assault on the senses starts at the front door of the Whole Foods Market. As you enter, a rainbow of dewy fresh fruit and vegetables stretches from the front entrance in wicker baskets.Rounding the first aisle, you come upon the deli counter, which runs along the back of the store and, the first of many surprises, a stand where you can serve yourself hot soup. There are six soups of the day. Ringed around the cauldrons are a selection of bakery items to complement the soup – including La Brea breads and flavoured breadsticks. The attention to detail is exquisite.Further along towards the bakery is another stand, with massive cheese cut into rounds to encourage sampling, and flatbreads to accompany them.The main bakery section dominates the far side of the store with aromas of fresh baked bread wafting from it across the store.Here there is a buzz as you catch sight of bakers at work behind a long shiny metallic takeaway counter, which runs along the perimeter of the store.As you wander through the display you can pick up all manner of beautifully merchandised fresh and fine natural and organic breads, cakes and cookies, many of them from local bakers. The range also features European loaves, sandwich breads, baguettes, pastries, and gluten-free baked goods. The IAWS’ La Brea premium bake-off range makes a big splash, with signage flagging up the many unusual breads on display. The breads are baked-off in the bakery behind the counter,Operating from the counter are a number of takeaway options, well signposted and temptingly merchandised. Made-to-order sandwiches and meal deals are on offer here. You can build your own sandwich – for example, a sliced wholegrain bloomer, spread with avocado mayonnaise on one side and a spicy olive paste on the other. And that is just the butter! Fillings on offer include Apple tahini, Portobello mushroom club, steak with Blue Gouda and Tarragon Chicken with an extensive range of salad items to complement them.You can also serve yourself coffee on the neighbouring café area of the counter.picnic areaSo where will you hold your picnic? Well, all along the glass frontage of the store are picnic tables, where customers are enjoying hot and cold items from the deli and coffee area. Just one minor inconvenience in this food paradise? The tills.Prices are at the premium end at this supermarket. But you do get free samples of chocolate nuggets as you go through!Speciality bakery lines include:Cherry Cardamom sconesPotato chapattisCranberry banana Quinoa breadPumpkin breadBlueberry spelt mushroomsWalnut raisin and fennel muffins—-=== Company ethos ===Established in Texas in 1978 by John Mackay, Whole Foods Market grew throughout the 1990s by absorbing many of its competitors: Bread & Circus, Fresh Fields, Merchant of Vino, Mrs Gooch’s, Bread of Life and Wellspring Markets.The Whole Foods ethos is to become part of the community in which it trades, sponsoring events, donating food and money to good causes and becoming a neighbourhood gathering place.The “buy local” message is also big – with a massive focus on local sourcing and sustainability.—-=== The UK supermarket ===scene is set to be shaken up in early June when American supermarket giant Whole Foods Market opens a 75,000sq ft store in London’s Kensington High Street. This will be the natural and organic retail giant’s launchpad into the UK and Europe, with a succession of new stores planned to follow around the UK once the flagship store is up and running.Whole Foods’s 188 stores in the USA and Canada turned over $5.6 billion in last year. The company targets high-income customers with premium-quality “natural” products. It maintains an extensive list of unacceptable ingredients, including all artificial colours and flavours, sweeteners and hydrogenated oils.The retailer first made a low-key appearance in the UK in 2004, when it acquired Fresh & Wild, a chain of seven small outlets that it continues to run under the Fresh & Wild fascia. Whole Foods’ arrival will raise the profile of organic and own-label foods in the UK while raising the bar for supermarkets and their bakery suppliers. Senior vice-president for the North Atlantic region David Doctorow says Whole Foods’ bakery department will be a key customer attraction at the front of the Kensington store, with craft bakers baking from scratch in front of customers. Cooking demonstrations, product samplings and in-house eateries, as well as extensive ranges of fresh wholesome organic and natural foods, are also planned. The focus throughout will be on local sourcing and sustainability.last_img read more