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US to tighten rules in wake of flash crash

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Bet365 begins final testing ahead of full NJ launch

first_img Bet365 is closing in on a full roll out of its New Jersey sportsbook, after beginning a regulator-controlled soft launch of the product yesterday (22 August). Bet365 begins final testing ahead of full NJ launch Bet365 is closing in on a full roll out of its New Jersey sportsbook, after beginning a regulator-controlled soft launch of the product yesterday (22 August).Should the soft launch go without a hitch and the operator secures approval from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement for a full roll out, it will become the second skin to launch under Hard Rock Atlantic City’s operating license.Hard Rock has already launched a Gaming Innovation Group-powered offering under its own brand, while Unibet will be its third and final skin, with an offering expected to launch soon.Bet365 struck a partnership with Hard Rock in July 2018, and has applied for a New Jersey Casino Industry Enterprise license in the state.The Stoke-based operator has also established an office in the state, in Marlton, and partnered EML Payments to launch a prepaid credit card to allow customers to deposit and withdraw funds from their online account.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US New Jersey Horse racing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Race Track and Racino 23rd August 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Email Addresslast_img read more

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PointsBet appoints Len Mead as new US content lead

first_imgHe then took over as head of media partnerships for mixed martial arts (MMA) organization the Xtreme Fighting Championships. 19th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle PointsBet has selected longtime sports media executive Len Mead as its new vice president of content for its US business. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Mead has also served as vice president for programming and special projects at NBC Sports, of which PointsBet is the official sports betting partner, while he has also worked at ESPN and NESN. Mead, who had previously served as vice president of broadcasting and media partnerships for the XFL, spearheading the league’s gambling integrations on broadcasts, until it filed for bankruptcy amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in April. PointsBet appoints Len Mead as new US content lead People moves Topics: People Sports betting Marketing People moves Tags: PointsBet Len Mead XFL Regions: US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgBank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to individual, commercial and corporate clients. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts, term deposits and loans to letters of credit, bank guarantees, fund transfers and foreign exchange services. The company provides equity brokering services, including investment advisory, securities trading, securities exchange listing and sponsoring and remittance services. Bank of Baroda Uganda has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Uganda and offers convenient banking in the form of Internet and mobile banking services. The financial institution was founded in 1953 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Bank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda. Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Ashton notches up Century appearance in Adams Park clash

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Adams Park is a very tough place to play, and although we won there last season it was the first time the Saints had got the points,” he added. “Wasps have started the season well and shown they can compete at the top end of the Premiership table. They have also had some excellent results against the likes of Saracens and Worcester.“Dai Young is an experienced coach and he has got a team which combines experienced players like Hugo Southwell and Nicky Robinson with young talent such as Christian Wade and Joe Simpson. We will have to be at our best to get a positive result on Sunday. However there has been a good atmosphere in training this week and everyone is focused on this weekend’s game.” Ashton celebrates on his way to scoring for Saints against NewcastleChris Ashton will make his hundredth appearance for Northampton Saints in Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 8 trip to London Wasps.Ashton will hit three figures just over four years after he made his debut in the first game of the Saints’ season in National League One. That game, against London Welsh, saw the wing score with his first touch of the ball and since then he has gone on to cross the whitewash 88 times, as well as kick one conversion.Director of rugby Jim Mallinder said that while Ashton has improved in his time at Franklin’s Gardens there was still plenty the winger could do to get better as a player.“We’ve seen Chris develop a lot as a rugby union player over the past four years, but there is still plenty for him to learn and his 99 appearances for the Saints represent just about his entire experience in the sport,” Mallinder commented. “Chris may have scored twice last week but he will have to keep playing at the top of his game to stay in our team, as will every other player. We’ve got a lot of competition for places and players like Scott Armstrong, Paul Diggin and Jamie Elliott are all eager for Chris’s spot in the first team.”Turning his attention to London Wasps, Mallinder also said that this weekend’s game represents a stiff challenge for the Saints. NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Chris Ashton of Saints celebrates before his scores his second try during the AVIVA Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Newcastle Falcons at Franklin’s Gardens on October 29, 2011 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images) Saints starting XV:15 Ben Foden14 Chris Ashton13 Jon Clarke12 Tom May11 Vasily Artemyev10 Ryan Lamb9 Lee Dickson1 Soane Tonga’uiha2 Dylan Hartley (C)3 Brian Mujati4 Courtney Lawes5 Mark Sorenson6 Calum Clark7 Phil Dowson8 Roger WilsonReplacements16 Mike Haywood17 Alex Waller18 Paul Doran Jones19 Samu Manoa20 Tom WOOD21 Martin Roberts22 Stephen Myler23 George Pisilast_img read more

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Public meeting on new Errol development scheduled for July

first_imgAll parks, playgrounds, open space, and pavilions are to be the property of Staghorn or new residential communities identified in the site plan and shall be maintained by them in a manner that will not harbor predator wildlife and/or indigents or becomeThe new entrance from Vick Road and the entire roadway shall be landscaped and maintained by Staghorn, including all intersections with existingEach residential housing development created shall be required to become a member of the Errol Estate Property Owners Association. The Association will enter into a binding agreement with each individual developed community as to the level of service that will beThe City of Apopka will require the developer to conduct appropriate traffic and pedestrian studies to assess the increased risk to pedestrian traffic on Errol Parkway and other existing roadways resulting from this development. The City will require the developer to take the appropriate corrective action to reduce any identified risk.Sidewalks are not provided by the City on Errol Parkway and Lake Francis Drive. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCity of ApopkaErrol EstateSignature H Previous articleMilestone achieved in the fight to end homelessnessNext articleCity Council votes to renew Red Light Camera Program Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Developer has agreed to move into the community to provide and oversee the project management throughout the completion of the development. It should be written into the final development plan that all designated developments proposed by the developer in Errol Estates cannot be sold to an outside development company without reopening the land use change for this development.On March 31st, 2017, Signature H submitted their Planned Unit Development Master Plan to the City of Apopka.“It’s taken time, but getting this right for the community and the city was paramount,” said Helmut Wyzisk, Jr., Managing Director for Signature H Property Group back in April. “The plan was developed to celebrate the rich history of Errol Estate while positioning it to become a landmark in this growing corridor. If all goes as planned the rezoning will be approved in August and construction will start in November. We expect to keep the current golf course open until October 2017. The new clubhouse and renovated golf course are expected to open on or before November 1st, 2018.”Note: The City of Apopka Public Information Office contributed to this article. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014  Apopka city staff are reviewing a proposal from Signature H Property Group to build homes, amenities and an assisted living facility at the Errol Estate community. On Wednesday, their plan went before the City’s Development Review Committee, a panel of representatives from various city departments. The discussion lasted only a few minutes, but staff will provide feedback on the proposal to the developer. After review by the DRC, the plan goes to the Apopka Planning Commission for a public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. July 25th at the VFW/Apopka Community Center at 519 South Central Avenue. The entire project includes:A redesigned championship golf courseA 15,000 square foot clubhouse with restaurantA boutique lodge hotelA two-acre water parkOutdoor parks and trails264 new residencesA resort-like Adult Living FacilityThe land-use plan also must be reviewed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and other Florida agencies for consistency with state planning policies. In all, the project proposes about 260 homes, an assisted living facility, amenities, parking and road improvements.The Apopka City Council likely will meet in August to discuss transmittal of the land-use plans for review by state officials.Lewis Smith and Robert Goff of the Errol Estate Property Owners Association sent a letter to David Moon, the Planning Manager for the City of Apopka, prior to the DRC’s Wednesday, June 21st meeting. Smith is the EEPOA President and Goff is the Vice President. In the letter, they made several recommendations.Among them were:A six-foot-tall barrier wall must be constructed by the developer adjacent to all existing residential properties wherever a roadway, right of way, or new residential development abuts up to the rear of the existing residentialThe wall must be constructed of red brick to blend with the existing wall within Errol communities.The walls (both sides) are to be the property of Staghorn or the new residential developments and are to be maintained/ and kept in good repair by theirBarrier walls not required adjacent to the actual golf course. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Refuge Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder

first_imgArchDaily CopyCabins & Lodges, Houses•Flims, Switzerland Refuge Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder Cabins & Lodges “COPY” Refuge Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina WalderSave this projectSaveRefuge Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/606567/refugi-lieptgas-architektin-aam Clipboard 2012 Photographs:  Gaudenz Danuser, Ralph Feiner, NuwArchitect In Charge:Selina Walder, Georg NickischEngineer:Reto WalderClient:Guido Casty, FlimsCity:FlimsCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gaudenz DanuserRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. The refuge Lieptgas stands where in the past a wooden structure served as a shelter to the farming people. In front of the hut, a small path leads into the forest of Flims, next to it the sculpture of a hollowed dead woodpecker tree. Opposite there is a stable, together they are forming a kind of a gate into the forest. Both buildings – cabin and stable – were abandoned, about to decline. The formerly inhabited part of the ensemble could have been converted and replaced by new construction. The character of the place had to be preserved.Save this picture!© Ralph FeinerThe new hut now stands as petrification of the abandoned structure in exactly the same place. The timber log construction of the old cabin was used as the formwork, the walls were cast massively in insulating concrete. The surface is rough, nature will soon reconquer the artifact.
Save this picture!© Gaudenz DanuserSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© NuwThe archetype form of the house defines the space of the upper floor. A fireplace in the back wall, an eating area at a window with a view into a clearing of the woods, a small kitchen, a heated concrete bench from which one looks through a round roof light into the crown of a big beech tree. A sinuous staircase leads to the underground. Here in silence one sleeps. A big rock dominates the space, crepuscular light falls throughout the gap between rock and house. In front of the window, a bathtub incorporated in a big heated concrete plinth. A door leads outside.Save this picture!© Ralph FeinerSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ralph FeinerProject gallerySee allShow lessInterview: Büro Ole Scheeren Unveils Designs for Guardian Art Center in BeijingInterviewsINES – French National Solar Energy Institute / Atelier Michel Rémon + Agence Frédé…Selected Projects Share Year: center_img “COPY” Projects Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/606567/refugi-lieptgas-architektin-aam Clipboard Architects: Georg Nickisch, Selina Walder Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Gaudenz Danuser+ 16 Share CopyAbout this officeSelina WalderOfficeFollowGeorg NickischOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureLodgingCabins & LodgesResidential ArchitectureHousesFlimsSwitzerlandPublished on March 09, 2015Cite: “Refuge Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder” 09 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Morro da Manteiga House / LEIVA arquitetura

first_img Design Team:Larissa Wolf, Nathana Serena, Cibele KunzlerEngineering:Matheus Dilly, Felipe SchneiderCity:TupandiCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gabriel KonrathRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Customers came to us to fulfill an old dream: to build their own house in the countryside and live in the tranquility of the rural area, after returning from the capital Porto Alegre to the countryside. The pace and quality of life are different: being able to sit on the balcony and listen to the birds singing, being able to breathe the fresh air and sitting in the sun at any time of the day, moving the earth and even picking your own food. Resources were limited and so it was decided to make the construction by the Minha Casa Minha Vida program – track 01, program developed by the Brazilian government for low-income families, and this directed the project from the beginning: we could not do a project that would run the risk of the client not being able to complete it. And so we begin. The client had three wishes: he wanted the sunset view from his room, he wanted to use exposed brick and he wanted privacy.Save this picture!© Gabriel KonrathSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Gabriel KonrathAfter testing several layout options, in the house that should have a maximum of 810 SqFt, we came to the conclusion: take off the social area from the intimate area, and place internal patios on the sides, centralizing circulation. This way, we guarantee abundant natural lighting in the social area, cross ventilation in the house, the feeling of amplitude despite the small built area and still a private resting space inside the house. And it was love at first sight. Customers captured the idea and the advantages of the patios in the first presentation of the project! With the idea of exposed brick, we follow the language of the whole house: we use solid gray brick, increasing the thermal comfort of the house, we continue with the apparent electrical installations and also the concrete structure. Ensuring the unique language of the materials and pegging the cost, which would also be reduced. The traditional gabled roof, as well as the checkered wooden frames, contrasts with the ‘coldest’ materials used and brings that feeling of home. A four-meter large window was placed over the entire length of the room, guaranteeing the view of the sunset and the surrounding hills – that give name to the house!Save this picture!© Gabriel KonrathSave this picture!Save this picture!© Gabriel KonrathTo close the patios, guaranteeing privacy, but also ventilation, we created a cobogó – traditional element of Brazilian architecture – with the gres brick itself, taking off the two volumes: social area and intimate area. The house will be expanded in the future and its extensions have already been designed, preventing what was built from being broken and ensuring the thermal comfort of the extensions. For this, a shrimp door has already been used in the kitchen / dining area, which in the future will integrate with the garage and laundry, which will be, for now, in one of the patios. It is a very significant project for us, as it shows that a house built with limited resources, by Minha Casa Minha Vida, does not need to be a ‘standard’ house, without studying thermal comfort or materiality.Save this picture!© Gabriel KonrathProject gallerySee allShow lessWhite Elephant New Headquarters of the Human Development and Habitat Ministry / Dire…Selected ProjectsLa Poste du Louvre Renovation / Dominique Perrault ArchitecteSelected Projects Share Photographs “COPY” “COPY” Morro da Manteiga House / LEIVA arquitetura ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959880/morro-da-manteiga-house-leiva-arquitetura Clipboard Morro da Manteiga House / LEIVA arquiteturaSave this projectSaveMorro da Manteiga House / LEIVA arquitetura Save this picture!© Gabriel Konrath+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Share Houses Lead Architects: Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Lumion, Inovare Decore, Marisa Cortinas, SS esquadrias, Sika – Koromix 2021 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959880/morro-da-manteiga-house-leiva-arquitetura Clipboard Brazil Photographs:  Gabriel Konrath Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Larissa Wolf, Nathana Serena CopyHouses•Tupandi, Brazil Architects: LEIVA arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLEIVA arquiteturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on April 14, 2021Cite: “Morro da Manteiga House / LEIVA arquitetura” [Casa Morro da Manteiga / LEIVA arquitetura] 14 Apr 2021. 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National Day of Action supports Mumia Abu-Jamal

first_imgApril 10 was a National Day of Action for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Protests were held around the country to support this internationally known African-American journalist and political prisoner whose life is being endangered by medical neglect and abusive treatment by Pennsylvania prison authorities. Protesters have loudly insisted, “No execution by medical neglect for Mumia Abu-Jamal!” ever since his life-threatening health crisis came to light on March 30.Mumia has been imprisoned for more than 33 years, 30 of them in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row. He was convicted and sentenced to death for killing a police officer in 1982, and has never wavered in proclaiming his innocence.Over the years mass mobilizations with strong international support kept the state from executing him. Finally, the Supreme Court vacated his death sentence in 2011. By Jan. 27 the following year, Mumia was transferred to the general prison population at SCI Mahanoy prison in Frackville, Pa., where he remains imprisoned today.After months of medical neglect, Mumia was hospitalized for diabetic shock on March 30. His blood sugar was dangerously high, and he had lost 80 pounds. As of April 1, he was back in the Mahanoy infirmary — the same medical facility where doctors had administered three blood tests prior to his hospitalization but never told Mumia he had diabetes. His condition fluctuates now.Without international and national pressure, including protests, petitions, phone calls and emails, Mumia would not have gotten medical treatment.Mumia’s numerous supporters have demanded that his family and allies be allowed to visit him. Despite being so ill and confined to a wheelchair, he must submit to outrageous procedures — being strip-searched before and after visits — when seeing relatives and supporters outside the infirmary. Visits are prohibited inside the medical unit.Suzanne Ross, of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, visited with Mumia on April 13 and reports that he looked very thin and is weak, in pain and wheelchair-bound. He says he feels like he has post-traumatic stress disorder as he deals with the reality of prison officials’ deliberate neglect and mistreatment of his dire medical condition, endangering his life.Mumia is receiving insulin and his diet seems to be improving. The prison food had been extremely unhealthy, especially for someone with diabetes. He insists that a better diet must be provided for all prisoners, particularly those with diabetes.Mumia is documenting what happened to him in the infirmary, establishing a paper trail to get independent medical care and filing grievances within the prison system. His lawyers have filed a grievance with the state to enable him to consult and obtain a treatment plan by diabetic and other health specialists. They obtained his prison medical records but are still waiting for those from the hospital, and will be meeting with the Department of Corrections on April 14.Keep the pressure on!Mumia says he feels the love and solidarity expressed by the movement and is grateful for international support, including that of Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, who wrote to the head of the Pennsylvania DOC. It is crucial that activists keep the pressure on Pennsylvania prison and government officials, as Mumia is still gravely ill.Support must be extended to Marylin Zuniga, a teacher in Orange, N.J., whose job is at stake because her third-grade class sent get-well cards to Mumia. She was put on paid leave pending an “investigation.”  A campaign has been mounted to stop disciplinary action against this courageous educator.A letter to the Orange Township Public Schools opposing Zuniga’s suspension recognizes that the New Jersey Board of Education is under pressure from the Fraternal Order of Police “and the bullying tactics it disseminates via biased news media. However, support for Ms. Zuniga is coming in [from] such distinguished authors and scholars as Robin D.G. Kelley (UCLA), Angela Y. Davis, Barbara Ransby (University of Illinois/Chicago), Joe R. Featin (Texas A&M), Vijay Prashad (Trinity College), James H. Cone and Cornel West (both of Union Theological Seminary).” (tinyurl.com/qyvhyv3)Here is a roundup of news about some of the demonstrations for Mumia held in recent days.PhiladelphiaFifty people gathered at Love Park in Center City on April 10 at a spirited speakout to demand that the Pennsylvania DOC stop its efforts to execute Mumia by medical neglect.Following up on Gov. Tom Wolf’s declaration of a moratorium on the state’s death penalty on Feb. 13, protesters marched to Wolf’s Philadelphia office at S. Broad and Walnut streets. After arriving outside the building, they remained in the street for more than an hour, taking over all lanes and effectively shutting down rush-hour traffic.Speakers called on Wolf to stop prison officials from executing Mumia by denying him adequate medical treatment. Demonstrators included members of the MOVE organization, International Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the International Action Center, and several young activists from the Coalition for Racial, Economic and Legal Justice.New York CitySome 120 activists rallied outside the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem during the evening rush hour on April 10. Speakers included Juanita Young, mother of Malcolm Ferguson, a Black youth slain by police. Betty Davis, long-time community organizer, stressed the need for improved medical care for Mumia and Harlem residents. Suzanne Ross invited protesters to an organizing meeting afterwards.Lucy Pagoada, of Honduras Resistance USA, connected state repression against Mumia to U.S. militarism abroad, including sending troops to Honduras. Johnnie Stevens, of IAC, Orrie Lumumba, of MOVE, and Tsehai Hiwot, from the People’s Power Assembly, co-chaired.The protest was called by a coalition of #Mumia Must Live, IAC, Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, New York Jericho Movement, New York Free Mumia Coalition and MOVE. Passersby enthusiastically took copies of Workers World newspaper, headlined “No medical execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal.”Demonstrators marched across 125th Street to St. Mary’s Church, where they planned future activities backing Mumia. Co-chairs were Johanna Fernandez, of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, and Suzanne Ross. Delbert Africa, a MOVE political prisoner, called in from prison.Durham, N.C.Supporters of Mumia took to the corners of Brightleaf Square during rush- hour traffic on April 10 to demand an end to the medical neglect and torture of Mumia. Chanting “Brick by brick, wall by wall, we’re gonna free Mumia Abu-Jamal,” they distributed literature and engaged in conversations with passersby, asking them to contact Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and prison officials. Keith Cook, Mumia’s brother, joined the action, which was sponsored by the Workers World Party Durham branch.DetroitSupporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal marched in front of City Hall at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on April 10. They held placards and distributed more than 50 Workers World newspapers with the photograph of Mumia on the cover.Milwaukee A diverse array of Mumia supporters held a protest in the pouring rain on April 10 at the Federal Courthouse. Chaired by long-time community and anti-police-brutality activist Brian Verdin, the rally demanded freedom for Mumia, as well as family visits, release of his medical records and independent health care. The activists also demanded improved health care for all prisoners.Speakers included Babette Grunow, of the Latin American Solidarity Committee; prisoner-rights attorney Gary Grass; and Minister Sean Muhammad of Milwaukee Mosque No. 3 of the Nation of Islam. Maria Hamilton, mother of a Black youth fatally shot by police, also participated. The protest was sponsored by the Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement. Members of the Coalition for Justice, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Fight for $15, IAC, Progressive Students of Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Resists Cuts, Wisconsin Jobs Now, WWP and Youth Empowered in the Struggle attended.The action was supported by other labor-community organizations such as Africans on the Move; #BlackLivesMatter; Ferguson Response Network; Rockford Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST); Occupy the Hood MKE; and the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition in Madison, Wis.Houston Supporters gathered outside the Mickey Leland Federal Building demanding Mumia’s right to be treated by his own specialists and calling for his freedom. The Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, which has always supported Mumia, called the protest on April 13.Sister Krystal Muhammad told the crowd, “America is at war with African Americans.The lynchings, the attacks by cops from coast to coast — the racism never ended for us. A Black man, Otis James Byrd, was just lynched in rural Mississippi. The U.S. has a racist history of lynchings, but we will not let them lynch Mumia.”National of Islam Minister Robert Muhammad stressed, “He has given his life for the struggle and we must now step up and get justice for Mumia.”  Recent college graduate Kamil Kahn, speaking for youth, stated, “Mumia is our hero and we must protect him from execution by medical neglect.”Everyone there then phoned the heads of SCI Mahanoy prison and the Pennsylvania prison system. Kofi Taharka, National Black United Front president, said, “They won’t answer, but they know we are demanding that nothing happen to Mumia. The world is watching and we are taking care of Mumia.”Joanne Gavin, a TDPAM founder, said, “We are going to have to kick things up a notch to make sure that Mumia is not lynched and is getting the treatment he needs from doctors he trusts.”Los AngelesPeople from various organizations gathered in the afternoon of April 10  at the Downtown Federal Building to demand immediate medical care for Mumia and his freedom.Jefferson Azevedo, of the IAC and LA Workers Assembly, chaired and tied the state’s war against Mumia with U.S. wars abroad against working and poor people. He noted the importance of national demonstrations against this system of war and repression that targets leaders like Mumia. Griff, a young Black man, spontaneously joined the protest, thanking its organizers. He talked about his involvement in an American Civil Liberties Union study about police killings.Muffy Sunday, co-founder of the former LA Coalition to Stop the Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal, along with the IAC, cited the importance of continuing the fight to save Mumia’s life and exposed capitalism’s anti-human nature. Dante Strobino, representing WWP, explained the root cause of police violence written about extensively by Mumia. Strobino was one of 400 activists arrested during LA protests following Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson, Mo.Endorsing and/or participating groups were Unión del Barrio, STOP LAPD Spying Coalition, BAYAN-USA, Black Lives Matter, Union of Progressive Iranians, UPWARD, National Lawyers Guild, Freedom Socialist Party, Revolutionary Communist Party, WWP, IAC and LA Workers Assembly.Oakland, Calif.Demanding “No execution by medical neglect,” some 75 protesters rallied at the Federal Building on April 10. Speakers included Jabari Shaw, a local Black activist recently targeted by an Oakland Police Department/Federal Marshal/FBI task force; and Hannibal Abdul-Shakur, formerly of the Trayvon 2, and an organizer of Afrika Town at the Qilombo recreation center. Also speaking were Jeremy Miller, of the Idriss Shelley Foundation; Jeff Mackler, of the Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; David Welsh, retired postal worker and labor activist; and Judy Greenspan, of WWP. The following day, another rally at the same location again drew a large crowd of protesters.Contributors to this roundup include Abayomi Azikiwe, Terri Kay, John Parker, Betsey Piette, Gloria Rubac, Johnnie Stevens and Workers World bureaus in Durham and Milwaukee.Photos: Milwaukee, Ben Herrenbruck. 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Sigma Nu to be officially chartered in April

first_imgprintSigma Nu’s waiting period ended after the chapter received a message approving the organization’s charter on the TCU campus.The fraternity received a message on Feb. 3 that approved its petition to be re-chartered.“The high council reviewed the petition and status of the Lambda Epsilon colony tonight, and they have enthusiastically approved the petition and confirmed the Lambda Epsilon colony as they have completed the requirements,” the message read.After five months of recruiting members, becoming involved on campus and setting up its petition, the fraternity will be officially chartered on April 8, said Sigma Nu member Tommy Nelson.TCU’s Sigma Nu chapter was the fastest chapter to be chartered in national Sigma Nu history, said Sigma Nu president Robert Leonard.Sigma Nu is also the largest fraternity colonization chapter in TCU history.“It’s exciting being part of something new that I was a part of building,” Nelson said.Sigma Nu was welcomed onto the TCU campus as a colony chapter last spring.The chapter had unofficially been a part of TCU in the past.In 1987, a group of TCU men moved into one of the houses behind Mellow Mushroom and pioneered TCU’s first Sigma Nu chapter.The fraternity was chartered by Sigma Nu national headquarters but was never officially recognized as an official IFC fraternity by TCU, said Mike Dilbeck, the TCU Sigma Nu chapter advisor.The fraternity dissolved from the TCU campus in 2002.Interfraternity Council President Diego Padilla said Sigma Nu was ranked No. 4 in grades last semester and has had a positive impact on campus.“I am excited to see how this chapter progresses in the future,” he said.Padilla said Sigma Nu will also have a house in the upcoming Greek village.“Sigma Nu not only had to overcome obstacles to be considered an ‘excellent chapter’ by headquarters, but I think we have established a leadership role on the TCU campus,” said Sigma Nu member Tommy Nelson. Twitter FW Academy of Fine Arts performing ‘There’s no Business Like SNOW Business’ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCUs chapter of Sigma Nu became the fastest chapter to become chartered in SIgma Nu’s history. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt TCU Tailgates in The 109 Morgan Heinrichhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/morgan-heinrich/ Morgan Heinrichhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/morgan-heinrich/ Morgan Heinrichhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/morgan-heinrich/ Linkedin FW Academy of Fine Arts performing ‘There’s no Business Like SNOW Business’ Morgan Heinrichhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/morgan-heinrich/ Facebook Twitter Sigma Nu Involvement at Texas Christian UniversityCreate pie charts + posts Paschal High School teacher wins excellence award Morgan Heinrich Linkedin ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Previous articleTCU baseball releases new video before season openerNext articleGOP voters in Tarrant County set record for first-day voter turnout Morgan Heinrich RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more