Buffalo protesters denounce capitalist failure in COVID-19 crisis

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Community members gathered at the steps of Buffalo City Hall Dec. 19 to mourn the victims of COVID-19. To emphasize that Erie County has reached over a thousand dead from the virus, the demonstrators read the names of 1,000 of the deceased over a loud speaker. People stood silently with signs displaying their demands, such as free healthcare for all, direct monetary relief to every person, cancellation of rent, and a stop to evictions. They laid a tarp out on the street with mock body bags labelled “COVID Victim” to remind the city and state governments that every death from COVID-19 is blood on their hands. Some people also held signs reading “Planned economies respond better to crisis” and “Capitalism has failed the people.”After the demonstration, the few protesters who remained were attacked by white supremacists and anti-maskers, who had arrived at the square shortly after the vigil. Members of the Proud Boys, a fascist street gang, and New York Watchmen, carrying stun guns, tear gas, and other weapons, swarmed the group. Buffalo police had been present on the scene and had been harassing attendees of the vigil, but they stood by and watched as the white supremacists attacked. White supremacist groups in Buffalo have been directly connected with the anti-mask movement, and have a pattern of traveling with them.– Workers World Buffalo, N.Y., bureaulast_img read more

YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Names New Board of Directors

first_imgPeople YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley Names New Board of Directors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, August 26, 2016 | 1:14 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community Newscenter_img Top of the News The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is pleased to announce its 2016—2017 Board of Directors. Janie Marquez, Gayle Montgomery, Peggy Gala, Patty Whong, and Diana Burks-Goodman are the newest board members. Newly elected board officers are Angeline Chen, Board President; Berta Montoya, Vice President; Grace Yuen, Treasurer; and Jennie Morales, Secretary.About the YWCA Pasadena newly elected board members:Janie Marquez is an AVP Relationship Manager with City National Bank, and is a specialist in Professional Latino Business Firms and Small Businesses. Gayle Montgomery works for SoCal Gas, and recently completed a six-year run as President of the Sempra Employee Giving Network, Los Angeles Advisory Council. She currently serves as the Communications Lead for the Local Diversity and Inclusion Council, promoting diversity and inclusion awareness in the work place. Peggy Gala is a Senior Associate Director, Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She joined CHLA in April 2010. Prior to CHLA, Peggy practiced law at several litigation firms in greater Los Angeles and worked in environmental policy at the Sierra Club. Patty Whong is a Business and Trusts attorney with the Law Offices of Dennis Huang. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an Articles Editor for the Journal of Constitutional Law. She majored in Women’s Studies at Wesleyan University, graduating with Departmental Honors, where she focused on visual representations of Asian and Asian Americans. Diana Burks-Goodman is the owner of a Fantastic Sam’s salon in Pasadena. She is also a Vice President for the International Women’ club, serving Monrovia, Liberia; and has served as Co-Chair of the Leprosy Control Foundation in Monrovia, Liberia. Ms. Burks-Goodman also served as member of the Hope Committee, a Bahai’ sponsored community volunteer support program, and served on the Pasadena Western Justice Center Committee.About the YWCA Pasadena newly elected Board Officers:Angeline Chen, Board President, is an attorney at the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, where she provides expert immigration counsel and representation for employers, employees, investors, students, and individuals in family based immigration matters, victims of crimes, and victims of domestic violence. She also assists permanent residents in becoming United States Citizens by preparing the application and representation at the interview with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Berta Montoya, Board Vice-President, is the Director of New Business Development, Latino Market for Thrivent Financial, serving the financial needs of the Latino community. Ms. Montoya is also a member of the National Latina Women Business Association. Grace Yuen, Board Treasurer, is currently a Vice President at Siebert Brandford Shank & Co, LLC. She has more than ten years of experience in public finance and has served numerous municipal bond issuers in the structuring and execution of their transactions across the West, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Since joining Siebert Brandford Shank, Ms. Yuen has worked with a number of municipal governments in California and is a member of Women in Public Finance Los Angeles. Jennie Morales, Board Secretary, currently serves as the Staff Counsel Specialist for the State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF). In her position with SCIF, she handles complex defense litigation. Her focus and her community work and activism has been centered on empowering minorities, especially young women. She is dedicated to encouraging and promoting education and raising the self-esteem of women.YWCA’s board members work hard to support the mission of the YWCA: Eliminating racism and empowering women. They are dedicated to program development, establishing innovative connections with the community, and creating more meaningful impact with those YWCA serve in the region.About the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley: The YWCA acts via a wide range of programs that strive towards the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women and girls in Pasadena and throughout the Foothill Valley. Learn more and donate to the programs of the YWCA at www.ywca-pasadena.org. (626) 296-8433. The YWCA is located at 50 N. Hill Avenue, Suite 301, Pasadena. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Egypt declares two-week curfew to counter coronavirus

first_imgEgypt has declared a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for two weeks starting on Wednesday to counter the spread of coronavirus and those who violate the measure will be penalised under the country’s emergency laws, the prime minister said.A closure of schools and universities, which were shut on March 14 for two weeks, will be extended for a further two weeks, Prime Minster Mostafa Madbouly said.Most public services and government offices will close their doors to the public during the curfew period and a measure to limit the number of government employees going to work will be prolonged until mid-April. The government has also allocated one billion Egyptian pounds ($63.69 million) to the health ministry to help it provide supplies, a statement from the cabinet office said.Egypt has confirmed 366 cases of coronavirus, including 19 deaths.It has taken a series of measures to prevent the spread of the illness, including ordering all cafes, shopping malls, sports clubs and nightclubs to shut from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. since March 19.It has also grounded commercial flights and shut mosques and churches. Topics :last_img read more

Bodybuilding Federation, Government outline plans for 2020 and beyond

first_imgGUYANA Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GABFF) president Keavon Bess and Assistant Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson, strengthened ties for 2020 and beyond, as the government continues its support of the fraternity.Bess, along with Mr Guyana/2019 CAC gold medallist Kerwin Clarke, made a courtesy call on Wednesday at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Main Street; where the Federation boss presented Dow-Richardson with a financial manifesto on behalf of the Federation for its future endeavours.The document outlined three major areas of work which the Federation plans to strengthen heading into the new year.Those designated areas include continued support for international representation by the weightlifters with more emphasis being directed towards lightening the financial load with regard to the athletes’ competition in the 2020 CAC tournament set for Colombia.The final request was a major one, as the GABFF is keen about Guyana successfully winning a bid to host the 2022 CAC Championships. Guyana once hosted a successful CAC back in 2004 and the federation head was firm that Guyana can repeat such a momentous feat; which will equally boost Tourism in this contemporary time.Regarding the overall support of the bodybuilding guild, the Assistant Director of Sport pledged full support on behalf of the Government. She specified that once transparency and good bookkeeping are upheld, the government will continue to invest in bodybuilding as well as other sports in Guyana. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Sony A9 is world’s most advanced camera and now it’s available in India at Rs 3,29,990

first_imgIt doesn’t get more cutting-edge than this. Sony on Monday launched Alpha 9, a DSLR camera, in India. The camera, which is going to be available in shops with an MRP of Rs 3,29,990, is arguably the world’s most advanced camera with an image sensor that is unique and the raw shooting speed that is unlikely to be matched by any camera anytime soon. The camera has been launched in India along with three new compatible lenses that will be sold separately.The A9 is a full-frame camera but its uses a stacked sensor, which makes it the world’s such camera to come with this technology. Before this we have seen stacked sensors only in smaller cameras. But the A9 with its new 24-megapixel sensor brings it to the big, professional cameras. This sensor is paired with Sony’s new BOINZ X processor, which allows the A9 to shoot images at a breakneck speed of 20 frames per second with electronic shutter and without blackout.Irrespective of what you think of electronic shutters, this is very impressive performance and an engineering marvel considering the fact that buffer during the burst shooting is well over 200 images with the A9.Other than an impressive shooting speed and a cutting-edge sensor, here is all the A9 offers:– Shutter speed of up to 1/32000 with electronic shutter. 1/8000 with the mechanical shutter.– Hybrid focus system with 693 focal plane phase detection AF points and 25 contrast detect AF points.– 5-axis in-body stabilisation to help shooter click sharper images. Sony says that the image stabilisation system offers 5 Stops of advantage, which seems rather hyperbolic but should still allow users to get blur-free images with something like 1/15 or even lower shutter speed.advertisement– A native ISO range of 100-51200. The previous full-frame Sony cameras have been champs when it comes to low-light shooting and noise-free ISO performance. Expect the A9 to be the same.– An electronic viewfinder with 3,686k dots screen and a magnification of 0.78X. This is probably still not as good as the top notch pentaprism optical viewfinders but then that is a separate debate. The electronics viewfinders do have the advantages that optical viewfinders don’t offer.– A 3-inch 1440K dots screen.– Ability to shoot 4K videos. In fact, Sony says that the A9 records videos in 6K and oversamples it to create pixel-perfect 4K footage. The A9 can also record fullHD videos in up to 120 frames per second and with a bit rate of 100mbps.It is clear that a piece of engineering, the A9 is something unique. It is arguably the most advanced camera in the world right now, although Sony still faces a lot of challenge in the market where Canon and Nikon still hold the sway. With the A9, Sony is targeting users who do professional sports or action shooting. Relative to other top-end DSLR cameras like the Nikon D5 and the Canon 1D X Mark II, it is not only significantly cheaper but is also smaller and comes packed with better feature set. Although, the lens lineup for Sony still remains a concern and so does the fact that most professionals, who are the target users for the A9, are already invested too heavily in Canon and Nikon camps.Also Read: Canon EOS 6D Mark II launched in India, brings full-frame goodness to hobby shooterslast_img read more

Michelle Obama in Toronto on Nov 28 to speak about equality for

first_imgTORONTO – Michelle Obama is coming to Canada later this month to speak about education and equality for girls and women around the world.The Toronto event on Nov. 28 will be hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada.Economic Club of Canada president and CEO Rhiannon Traill says the former first lady will participate in “fireside chat-style” conversation.She says 3,000 tickets will be sold for the event, but each buyer will purchase two tickets, with one being donated to a young person between the ages of 14 and 24.As an example, she said if a bank buys a table for 10, five tickets will go to youth who will sit with the bank executives.Traill says young people from across Canada who want to attend will be able to apply through a site being set up by Plan International Canada.“The one thing I really didn’t want to happen was to have a bunch of Bay Street corporate leaders only bringing their children,” Traill said. “I don’t think that that’s inclusive and I don’t think that that’s fully the conversation that we need to have.”The Economic Club wants to ensure it’s inviting youth from across the country and from all backgrounds, she said, adding that it will not be a watered-down conversation.“I think that the young people in this country are prepared and a lot more eloquent and engaged than many suspect,” Traill said.last_img read more

RCMP remove pipeline protesters from Vancouver bridge

first_imgVANCOUVER – Greenpeace Canada says a protest that saw a dozen protesters dangling from a Vancouver bridge to block a tanker carrying crude oil from the Trans Mountain pipeline ended Wednesday night.The environmental group says the climbers who spent more than 35 hours on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge were “peacefully removed from their positions” and taken to the North Vancouver RCMP detachment.The RCMP had earlier said all would likely be charged with mischief and jeopardizing the safety of a vessel.North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong said an aerial extraction team began removing and arresting the protesters in the afternoon in what he called a methodic and safe operation.The protest began Tuesday morning when activists rappelled off the side of the bridge to block the Serene Sea, a vessel loaded with crude oil that had left from Kinder Morgan Canada’s Westridge Marine Terminal.The protest was focused only on the Serene Sea but authorities responded by closing all tanker traffic in the area, said Jesse Firempong, a Greenpeace spokeswoman.Deep-sea vessels and vessels with a high air draft, including sail boats with a high mast, were unable to safely pass under the bridge due to the location of the protesters, banners and connecting lines, said Danielle Jang, a spokeswoman with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.Smaller traffic such as tugs, barges and small commercial vessels were still able to transit under the bridge, she said.Will George was among those arrested on Wednesday after occupying the bridge for more than 35 hours, said Kwekwecnewtxw — Protect The Inlet, a group formed to oppose the Trans Mountain expansion.“I will remain the fierce opposition. It is in my blood to protect the water. Our Indigenous rights are being completely ignored, the safety of our water is being ignored, and most of all, my son’s future is at stake,” said George, the group’s spokesman and leader.“I will do whatever it takes to protect the water and my family and your family.”Trans Mountain, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada, said it respects the right to peacefully demonstrate and there are many ways to express opinions in a safe and legal manner.“It is unfortunate that the actions of these individuals have caused disruptions to vessels and individuals that transit to and from the waters east of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, including customers from our terminal and the other marine cargo terminals,” it said in a statement.Earlier Wednesday, Premier John Horgan said he was concerned that authorities had closed a rail bridge in response to the protest, resulting in the blockage of a different tanker loaded with refined fuel destined for Vancouver Island.“The protesters, as long as they’re abiding by the law, that’s their right in a free society. But when they start to impact on the business of other people when they start to infringe on the laws of the land, then there’s a concern,” he said.“At this point, as I understand it, it’s a question of the rail bridge is down and that’s the problem.”The Canadian government’s $4.5-billion deal to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project is expected to close later this summer.On Tuesday, the company released its construction schedule for the next six months, with work planned in the Lower Mainland and North Thompson areas of B.C., as well as between Edmonton and Jasper National Park in Alberta.Greenpeace said the protesters are from the Coast Salish community, B.C., Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Washington state, Mexico and the United Kingdom.Companies in this story (TSX:KML)last_img read more

Ex-Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. On the occasion, Gambhir, 37, thanked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for giving him an opportunity to serve the country. “I am joining this party (BJP) after getting influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision. I am honoured to get the opportunity. I will work to take this country forward and make it a better place to live in,” Gambhir told the media after joining the BJP. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Gambhir, a resident of Rajinder Nagar in Delhi, was a high-profile campaigner for Jaitley’s 2014 contest in Punjab’s Amritsar seat which the BJP lost. The BJP did not declare the constituency from where Gambhir will contest but informed sources said he may contest from the New Delhi constituency currently held by BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi. Jaitley said the BJP had expanded in the last decade and that “we were called a cadre-based party and now we are cadre mass party”. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Gambhir met BJP President Amit Shah after joining the party. Gambhir officially announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on December 4, 2018. He played 58 Tests, scoring 4,154 runs at an average of 41.95, including nine centuries and 22 fifties. He played 147 ODIs, scoring 5,238 runs at an average of 39.68 and a strike-rate of 85.25. Gambhir made his last appearance in the India jersey in the first Test against England (2016) in the home series. He played a pivotal role in India’s historic victories in the inaugural edition of ICC World T20. In the ICC World Cup 2011, he played match-winning knocks of 75 (against Pakistan) and 97 (against Sri Lanka) which helped the men in blue to lift the world title.last_img read more

Hope to beat KKR at their own den, says Delhi Capitals’ Morris

first_imgNew Delhi: Their campaign back on track after the win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals are ready to upset table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders in their own den, said the team’s all-rounder Chris Morris. By virtue of the four-wicket win over struggling RCB in Bengaluru on Sunday, Delhi Capitals have moved up to the fifth position in the eight-team standings with six points from as many games. KKR are currently leading the chart with eight points out of four wins from five matches. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAsked Morris about their next match, the South African said playing at the iconic Eden Gardens against the hosts would be a tough challenge. “KKR are playing some amazing cricket at the moment. They have some great match winners in their team, players with X-factor. We’ve got a few days in between to rest and recover, and to get our bodies strong and fresh,” he said. “Eden Gardens is a tough place to play for the visiting side, but as a team and as a unit, we look forward to the challenge Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterand hopefully we can pull off a win on Friday.” But it would be easier said than done as in their last outing against KKR at the Feroze Shah Kotla here, Delhi huffed and puffed to register victory in the Super Over. “We will of course go back to the drawing board and see what went wrong in the last match against them in Delhi which went to the Super Over. We will look to improve on those areas and make sure we are ready,” Morris said. Morris was happy with Delhi Capitals’ performance against RCB and said the victory on Sunday instilled confidence among the players. “It was a very pleasing performance from the boys yesterday. To go out and win against RCB was something the boys were preparing well towards. The performance throughout the whole game was great, and even though there was a slight hiccup towards the end of the game in our batting, it was very pleasing to register the win. “I feel that our bowlers have been executing their plans pretty well and this win has surely brought back the confidence among the group.” Morris has taken six wickets with an economy rate of 7.93 in the four matches he played for Delhi Capitals so far in this tournament. Besides, he has also bowled a total of 36 dot balls, which has only been bettered by four other overseas players — Rashid Khan, Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir. “I think all the bowlers have been doing their respective jobs very well. I know that I have the responsibility of delivering for the team, especially in the middle overs and towards the end,” Morris said. “You will always face tough times during a long tournament like this, but having confidence in your own abilities is something that helps you get through that phase and come out on top.”last_img read more

EC manipulated polling diaries in South Delhi, alleges AAP

first_imgNew Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has alleged that the Election Commission got the polling diaries manipulated by presiding officers in the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat. The returning officer of the South Delhi constituency, however, said it is “misinformation” and no officers were called in this regard to the EC office.AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj alleged about 200-250 presiding officers have been called to the EC office in the last two days and they have been asked to “change sensitive information in the polling diaries”. Polling diaries are used to note hourly activity at a booth on the polling day. “These diaries contain sensitive information and we want to know why the Election Commission asked presiding officers to modify the information,” Bhardwaj claimed. An election commission official, requesting anonymity, said the officials were called for clarification over new entries in the polling diaries. Raghav Chadha, the AAP candidate from South Delhi, asked why documents are being “recreated”. “Have learnt through reliable sources that EC has summoned presiding officers of South Delhi Parliamentary Constituency’s polling stations to re-create and re-sign EVM related documents. This is shocking. What is going on? Why are docs being recreated? Are EVMs being replaced too?” Chadha tweeted.last_img read more