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N.C. action in solidarity with Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino workers

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first_imgFeb. 21, Durham, N.C. Photo: Dominique LiwanagDurham, N.C. — During the rush-hour commute on Feb. 21, organizers gathered at the Exxon gas station on Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill, N.C., to demand that the corporation discontinue their relationship with Grand Isle Shipyard.  Exxon, BP, Shell and Unocal all avail of the service of Grand Isle Shipyard, the oil company responsible for the deaths of three Filipino workers this past November 2012 and the exploitation of hundreds more.Jonna Baldres of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns and the Philippine Forum provided a background on the exploitative conditions and the campaign to obtain justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipinos.  Yves Nibungco, a national steering committee member of the “Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino Workers,” urged the communities in North Carolina to take action, particularly calling on Exxon to stop availing the services of Grand Isle Shipyard. He also urged the community to call Congressperson Richard Hudson of North Carolina [202-225-3715], who is a member of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, to investigate the inhumane working conditions and unfair labor practices of the Grand Isle Shipyard and Black Elk Energy.Feb. 21, Durham, N.C. Photo: Dominique LiwanagDuring the Feb. 21 mobilization, Donna Dewitt, co-chairperson of the Southern Workers Assembly, supported the campaign of the GIS Filipino Workers, connecting the struggles of U.S. workers and the migrant Filipino workers. Dewitt related: “Guestworkers face particularly challenging labor conditions, as their visa is tied to continued employment with an individual employer, creating a huge imbalance of power. Similar to other U.S. workers, whether citizens, legal residents or undocumented, these workers have been denied the most basic labor rights due to the greed of a company that put profits over people.”  Justin Flores of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee drew connections between the local struggles of migrant Latino/a workers on local tobacco farms in North Carolina and the Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino workers in Louisiana.  Flores stated: “We know that what happened at Grand Isle is a logical conclusion of a system that leaves workers without rights.  This is what happens when workers can’t complain on the job; this is what happens when workers can’t collectively bargain; and this is what happens when workers’ only way of staying in the country is by maintaining a single employer. We know what it means when U.S. laws don’t mean anything in rural Mexico or the Philippines. We know that the sending countries are fine with it as long as the remittances come back into the country. I’m glad that my brothers and sisters don’t see Grand Isle Shipyard as just one company, but as part of a broken system from Louisiana to North Carolina.”Later that night, Kasama, a Filipino student organization at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, assembled a forum to discuss the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino Workers Campaign.Caroline Jurado, co-leader and treasurer of Kasama, said: “I think Filipino youth should support the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Campaign because we are the people who will pave the way to our future. We’re not only fighting for the Filipino workers at Grand Isle, but for our working rights as well. Our family and relatives traveled abroad once too, whether it was in the United States or elsewhere, in hopes of bettering their lives and ours. By supporting this campaign we are ensuring that their hopes will come true and bring the fair and just treatment that our fellow Filipinos and other overseas workers deserve now and in generations to come.”Forty audience members packed the forum. Among the attendees were members of the North Carolina Student Power Union; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1208, Smithfield Foods of Tarheel, N.C.; SWA; FLOC; UNC-CH Student Action with Workers; and the Durham branch of Workers World Party. The forum ended with a solidarity message from the attendees saying: “North Carolina supports the Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino workers! Makibaka! Huwag matakot!” (Join the struggle, don’t be afraid!)Caravans from Chicago; New York City; New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; and the Miami area will be converging in New Orleans to support the struggle of the GIS Filipino workers, as part of a national fact-finding and solidarity mission for these workers. Caravan participants will gather the experiences of the Filipino workers who were trafficked and abused by Grand Isle Shipyard and DNR Offshore Crewing Services, as well as doing outreach to workers who can join the class action lawsuit, initiated by exploited workers, against Grand Isle Shipyard.For more information about the “Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino Workers” Campaign, visit j4gisfilipinoworkers.wordpress.com; and for the full statement of the SWA, visit southernworker.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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El Nino Car Tips

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first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News We have been hearing for weeks that El Niño is on its way and Southern California is going to get a visit. The rain will be beneficial but a deluge of rain like El Niño can cause troubles. So how can you make sure your car is in tip top shape before El Niño arrives?Check your tires. If it is time to get your tires checked or the tread is looking worn, now is the time to replace them. Having a tire that can handle all that rain is important.Brakes are also very important when it comes to wet conditions. If you are having any issues with your breaks or have heard a squeaky noise when pressing them it may be time to get them replaced.Windshield wipers are one of the most important aspects of getting your car ready for El Niño. Without a quality windshield wiper it can become almost impossible to see when you are driving which can lead to accidents. A wiper specially formulated for rainy conditions may be useful this winter.Also be sure to have your sunroof drains checked and your cowl drains checked and cleared- almost like cleaning your rain gutters. Otherwise water will leak into your car and create other issues such as mold and water damage to electrical components such as very expensive computers.If you need to get your car ready for El Niño you may want to speak to the experts at J.K. Volvo. They are located at 1587 East Walnut Street in Pasadena. Call Mike at (626) 792-­2240 or visit www.jkvolvospecialists.com for more information. Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Public Safety El Nino Car Tips By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Friday, December 18, 2015 | 11:41 am Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Liverpool v Southampton live stream and team news – EPL coverage on talkSPORT

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first_img1 Liverpool host Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon, kick off 13:30 BST, and you can listen to live commentary on talkSPORT.CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM COMMENTARY OF LIVERPOOL V SOUTHAMPTON ON TALKSPORTJurgen Klopp’s men know they need to beat the Saints this afternoon if they are to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four in their hands.Manchester City’s thumping 5-0 win over Crystal Palace has put the heat on the Reds, but victory at Anfield will ease the stress on Merseyside.Find out how the action unfolds, right here, on talkSPORT!Check out the confirmed teams below:Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Lucas, Wijnaldum, Can, Firmino, Origi, Coutinho.Subs: Karius, Sturridge, Grujic, Klavan, Moreno, Lallana, Alexander-Arnold.Southampton XI: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Davis, Tadic, Gabbiadini, Boufal.Subs: Long, Rodriguez, Caceres, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Pied, Hassen Liverpool v Southampton live stream and team news – EPL coverage on talkSPORT last_img read more

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A Quick Guide to Steadicams

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first_imgOnce mastered, Steadicam is a great way to get professional stabilized footage. In this post, pick up a few tips for Steadicam success.Video from our previous post on the Art of the SteadicamWhat is a Steadicam?A Steadicam is a camera rig that is uniquely designed to stabilize camera shake. First created in the 1970’s, the Steadicam quickly took Hollywood by storm, as a better option for shooting smooth tracking shots. Haskell Wexler was the first to use the Steadicam in the 1976 film Bound for Glory –  that year’s winner of the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.Steadicams can make your footage look incredibly professional but can be a bit complicated to setup properly. Let’s take a quick look at Steadicams – how they work and the different options available.Why Would I Need a Steadicam?If you’ve ever tried to keep an unstabilized camera steady, you know that no matter how steady you might feel, the footage is still going to end up a bit shaky. Using a weight to counterbalance the camera, a Steadicam can get rid of unnecessary shake and obtain smoother footage.How much smoother are Steadicam shots? Check out this comparison video:The footage from the Steadicam isn’t 100% stabilized but compared to the handheld footage it’s not even close. Now you may be asking…How Do I Setup a Steadicam?There are a lot of factors to consider when setting up a Steadicam including:Back weightsFront weightsChoosing the right pegHorizontal stabilizationVertical StabilizationLens weightLens focal lengthCamera WeightAll of these factors can be a bit overwhelming to someone new to working with a Steadicam. But thankfully the folks at CheesyCam have created a quick video demonstrating how to properly set up a Merlin Steadicam, a popular lightweight model that’s ideal for DSLRs and small cameras.Skip to 1:22 to get to the start of the tutorial.How Much Do Steadicams Cost?Commercial Steadicam systems can cost anywhere from $400 for small lightweight models to $60,000 for the top-of-the-line heavy Hollywood options. The cost really depends on your budget and need.If you aren’t up to spending hundreds of dollars on a rig than you can build your own Steadicam for only $30 via Matt Chapman.More Info on SteadicamsSetting up your Steadicam is only half the challenge. It takes years of practice and experience to become a master Steadicam operator (which is why it is a sought after, well paid position in film and television). Check out these links featuring more useful information on Steadicam operation:Tiffin – The makers of Merlin and other professional SteadicamsThe Steadicam Operators Association – professional group for usersSteadicam WorkshopsThe Steadicam Operator’s Handbook – by Focal PressHow Steadicam’s Work – Via How Stuff WorksWiki Steadicam – Via WikipediaHave any tips for using a Steadicam? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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NBA: Ever improving DeRozan looks to further develop ‘much better’

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first_imgView comments Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ched looking to improve teaching of ethics course in univs, colleges PLAY LIST 01:43Ched looking to improve teaching of ethics course in univs, colleges03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief With the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics expected to rule the East once more this coming season, DeRozan understands that his improvement will be vital if the Raptors will be contenders once more.“It’s great to have this opportunity to carry a franchise, and just show them that I come back every year much better,” he shared.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses This year, the 6’7″ athletic specimen aims to become a better playmaker and a more accurate three-point threat.He recently posted an Instagram story of his midnight shooting session, which was posted on Twitter by Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewnberg.DeMar DeRozan hit 64% of his 700 3pt attempts during a late-night workout, according to his IG story pic.twitter.com/why2crAqoQ— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) July 25, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather-McGregor is a pay-per-view smash WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan, right, shoots past Denver Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Toronto.  APToronto Raptors superstar DeMar DeRozan has made significant strides in his game since entering the NBA in 2009.The 28-year-old shooting guard has blossomed into a three-time NBA All Star, displaying incredible foot work and a mid-range arsenal seldom used in today’s game.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES After averaging a career-best 27 points per game last season, the former USC Trojan expressed his desire to keep improving on other aspects of his craft.“Continue to get better, continue to win,” DeRozan told ESPN’ Carl Champion when asked of his goals for the upcoming season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Continue to grow as a player, as a leader, and keep pushing the envelope. Understand my flaws from the year previously and come back better this year.”Entering the league primarily a slasher and a dunker, DeRozan worked hard on his ball-handling skills, which eventually translated into a formidable mid-range game.last_img read more

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India, Portugal agree on 4 million euro fund to boost research

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first_img(EDS: Updates with fresh inputs and quotes)Lisbon, Jun 24 (PTI) India and Portugal today announced a four million euros joint fund to bolster research in science and technology as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in-depth talks with his Portuguese counterpart on cooperation in areas like counter-terrorism, space, climate studies and start-ups.In a joint address to the media after signing 11 bilateral agreements, Modi and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who traces his origin to Goa, said the two countries have made substantial progress since Costa visited India in January.The agreements signed today included cooperation in outer space, double taxation avoidance, nano technology, improving cultural ties, youth and sports, higher education, scientific research, and setting up of a Portugal-India Business Hub and an Indian Chamber of Commerce here.”The Portuguese economic rebound and strong Indian growth offer excellent opportunities for us to grow together,” Modi, the first Indian prime minister in Portugal on a bilateral visit, said.”We are also determined to deepen our cooperation against terrorism and violent extremism,” he said and thanked Lisbon for its “consistent support” for Indias bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council and multilateral export control regimes.Speaking on collaboration in cutting-edge technology, Modi announced the setting up of a joint science and technology fund of four million euros.”Our economic ties continue to follow an upward trajectory, and we can do more for the flow of goods, services, capital and human resources,” he said, adding that bilateral trade has grown 17 per cent in the past one year.advertisement”We look forward to engaging with Portugal in the Atlantic International Research Centre, both in the Space and Ocean Science fields,” Modi said.These pacts are expected to promote Indias ties with Portugal towards the establishment of a unique centre on the Azores Archipelago – the Atlantic International Research Centre, which will act as an innovation hub for trans-atlantic and north-south cooperation. The goal of the Centre is to provide a shared environment to foster new climate, earth, space and marine research.With respect to space, cooperation is expected to include development and cooperation of next generation nano and micro satellites. On marine sciences, the project would enable India to study the atmospheric and ocean behaviour of the Atlantic and its linkages with weather patterns including the monsoon.Modi also announced that India will set up of a Chair for Indian Studies at the University of Lisbon and developing a Hindi-Portuguese dictionary.”I thank Portugal for sharing a digital version of 12,000 documents comprising exchange of letters between Goa and Portugal in the 17th Century.”Portugal has emerged as one of the most vibrant ecosystems for entrepreneurship… Start-up sphere here is an interesting space for cooperation. It is a great means to generate value and wealth for society,” he said.Modi said Portuguese Prime Minister Costa represents the best of the Indian diaspora across the world. Portugal has a large Indian-origin diaspora with the Indian community in Portugal estimated at 65,000.He also praised Indian films having a presence in the country. “Indian films are being subtitled in Portuguese and a Hindi-Portuguese dictionary is being developed for our mutual benefit,” Modi said.Costa said India and Portugal “will make a great deal of progress in digital partnerships.””A lot of work has been done in six months since I visited India. Great strides have been made in partnerships in economy, science and technology,” he said.Relations between India and Portugal began amicably in 1947 after Indias independence and diplomatic relations were established in 1949. Bilateral ties however went into decline after 1950 over Portugals refusal to surrender its enclaves of Goa, Daman Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli on Indias west coast.But with the signing of a treaty in New Delhi in December 1974, bilateral relations were restored. PTI ABH AKJ ABHlast_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd defender Lindelof: We’re having fun

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Lindelof: We’re having funby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Victor Lindelof admits the players are having “fun” after victory over Bournemouth.The Swede was again impressive for yesterday’s win.He said, “We scored four more goals, conceded one but I think we played well today and showed the crowd what we can do on the pitch. It was a fun day for us.”On two-goal Paul Pogba, Lindelof said he has really started to show his qualities in the last few fixtures.”I said it many times he’s an amazing footballer and in the last few games he’s really showed his qualities,” Lindelof said.”He’s been scoring goals and making assists so I’m really happy for him.”He has a bit of a free position on the left to find the good spaces so I think he’s enjoying that position and as you can see he’s doing great.” last_img read more

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UK regulator seeks to force Ryanair on strike compensation

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first_imgLONDON — Britain’s airline regulator is seeking to force Ryanair to pay compensation for flights that were cancelled or delayed by a series of worker strikes after Europe’s biggest discount carrier said it wasn’t required to pay thousands of claims under European Union rules.The Civil Aviation Authority says it has begun enforcement action against Ryanair after the airline ignored the regulator’s ruling that the strikes were not “extraordinary circumstances” as defined by EU rules. Airlines aren’t obliged to pay compensation for delays caused by extraordinary events such as bad weather.The regulator also says Wednesday that Ryanair has terminated its agreement with an arbitration service hired to settle disputes over compensation. As a result, anyone who has filed a claim will have to wait until the enforcement action is completed.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Charge-sheet in Narada case likely in a month: HC told

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first_imgKolkata: The CBI told the Calcutta HC on Friday that the charge-sheet in the Narada sting tapes case will be submitted in a month if necessary procedures are completed. Additional Solicitor General Kaushik Chanda told the court of Justice Joymalyo Bagchi that the agency was close to “stitching up” the case and will submit chargesheet in about a month if sanctions from authorities are received since the matter involves MPs and MLAs. Chanda said this during the hearing of a petition by TMC MP Aparupa Poddar.last_img

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UK nerve agent victim meets Russia’s envoy in London

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first_imgLondon: A British man poisoned along with his partner with a nerve agent, amid an assassination attempt on a Russian ex-spy in England blamed on Moscow, met its top UK envoy on Saturday, according to reports. Charlie Rowley, 45, whose partner Dawn Sturgess died after exposure to the toxin, held a 90-minute meeting with Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at Russia’s embassy in London, Britain’s Sunday Mirror said. “I went along to ask them ‘why did your country kill my girlfriend?'” he told the tabloid newspaper. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”But I didn’t really get any answers. I just got Russian propaganda,” Rowley added, saying Yakovenko’s explanations of Russian innocence in the plot were “ridiculous”. Rowley and Sturgess, a 44-year-old mother of three children, who lived near the southwestern English city of Salisbury, fell ill on June 30 last year. Authorities determined they had been exposed to Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the latter days of the Cold War. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe poison was contained in a perfume bottle that Rowley had found in Salisbury and given to Sturgess. She died eight days later but after two weeks in an induced coma, he was discharged from hospital. It followed former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia being left in critical condition after they were targeted with Novichok in Salisbury three months earlier. The pair survived and have made full recoveries, according to British authorities. Western allies accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being ultimately responsible for the poisoning, which sparked dozens of diplomatic expulsions by both sides. British prosecutors in September issued arrest warrants for two alleged officers of Russia’s military intelligence service, known as the GRU. But the Kremlin has repeatedly denounced the accusations as “unacceptable.” “The ambassador kept saying the substance definitely wasn’t the novichok they had made because if it was it would have killed everyone,” Rowley told the Mirror. “He (Yakovenko) kept on saying the British won’t talk to him so he can’t tell us anything that he hasn’t read in the media, so he can only give his view.” A Russian TV station also reported Saturday’s meeting, saying Rowley was eager for answers that Britain had failed to provide. Yakovenko gave him a book on the “unanswered questions” concerning the events in Salisbury and a tour of Russia’s grand west London embassy on one of its most exclusive streets, it added.last_img read more

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