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Florida Senator submits sports betting legislation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 19th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Florida Senator submits sports betting legislation Sports betting Regions: US Florida Florida Senator Jeff Brandes submitted three bills in the state senate to regulate sports betting in Florida on Monday (18 November).center_img Florida Senator Jeff Brandes submitted three bills in the state senate to regulate sports betting in Florida on Monday (18 November).The bills, SB 968, SB 970 and SB 972 would allow for sports betting organised both by the state lottery and by private licensees. Wagering would be offered both at retail locations and online, should the bills pass into law.The first bill, SB 968, sets the general framework  for sports betting in the state. Under the bill, the Department of the Lottery would  be granted power to develop regulations governing sports betting, including setting a maximum stake for sports bets.The bill notes that “a licensee may have individually branded websites for the purposes of offering a sports pool, each of which may have an accompanying mobile application bearing the same brand,” suggesting that multiple online skins will be allowed for operators.Read more on iGB North America. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Strategylast_img read more

Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgLes Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLes Gaz Industriels Limitée is based in Bell Village, Mauritius, and engages in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of industrial gases such as liquid and gaseous nitrogen in bulk, cylinders and welding electrodes in Mauritius and internationally. The company’s production line also include medical gases that are primarily used for medical purposes such as hospitals and clinics, these gases include oxygen, air, entonox, and nitrous oxide gases. In addition, Les Gaz Industriels Limitée offers industrial gas equipment comprising of regulators, cutting torches, flashback arrestors, and a selection of accessories and options in medical gas equipment, as well as welding and cutting services. Les Gaz Industriels Limitée is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

2019 Rugby World Cup: The Springboks do just enough in unsexy “arm wrestle” with Wales

first_img 2019 Rugby World Cup: The Springboks do just enough in unsexy “arm wrestle” with WalesAfter their victorious Rugby Championship campaign this season, South Africa crept through in a slog of a warm-up Test against Argentina in Pretoria to win 24-18.After it, director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said: “All week, I knew it was going to be a grind and that it wasn’t going to be a free-flowing game.” For all intents and purposes, they had prepared to win ugly. And who knew that would be perfect preparation for their future months, heading towards Japan.Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Semi-final Wales 16-19 South AfricaIn their World Cup semi against Wales they won 19-16. But things were level at 16-16 with 76 minutes on the clock. It was what Warren Gatland would later describe as an “arm wrestle”. There were 81 kicks from hand in the match. The pace was much slower than the other semi-final held in the same stadium in Yokohama, the night before.Some may have considered it drip-torture, the way it was won. But Springboks fans won’t care.In 2017 the Springboks were decimated by the All Blacks, 57-0. A proud rugby nation felt wounded. What counts for double now after they have made it to the World Cup final is that they are winning Test matches.Huddle up: South Africa come together at the end (Getty Images)For all its South African significance it was a performance devoid of emotion. Wales now head into the ‘bronze final’ – an obligatory third-place play-off that must feel the booby prize that you run the gauntlet to collect. And you can still finish fourth. And it’s against the All Blacks.If we all believed in fitting send-offs for great servants, Warren Gatland would see his Wales tenure end in a World Cup final. We would also get to see the once-in-a-generation talent of Alun Wyn Jones performing on that grandest stage. But we won’t.Of course, they played their part in this performance, willingly. And there were a few ‘if only’ moments. A break down the left was over-run by Jonathan Davies and there was a forward pass. There were penalty advantages spurned. There were injury stoppages too – Tomas Francis and George North both went off in the first half, the first with a shoulder injury and the other with a hamstring problem.It’s not that this Test was just 80 minutes of pig-hideous, dour play either. Damian De Allende kept the defence honest with his runs and he cut through Dan Biggar and Tomos Williams to score his try. Ross Moriarty at No 8 kept hammering too, with a flicked pass to Williams, who found Jonathan Davies for another pass to try-scoring Josh Adams – a lovely touch. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. South Africa come out on top in a slow, kick-heavy semi-finalcenter_img Related: Criticised Faf de Klerk is powering Springboks packBut it was the syncopation of box-kicks – clock devouring plays that threw up doubt as well as the ball – that defined so much of this game. Faf de Klerk was criticised for this before the game, but he stuck to his task. Gareth Davies followed suit. At one point there was a series of charged-down punts and a few daisy cutters going in, that almost deserved a soundtrack of slide trombone.Claiming ball: Wales No 8 Ross Moriarty wins a lineout (Getty Images)Eddie Jones said after England’s win that he hoped this would be a 3-3 draw, with extra-time, more of a draw, then more extra-time. Well, he didn’t get that, but it was gruelling. Grinding, even. Something Erasmus was prepared for against Argentina.Back then, he talked about learning when they were winning ugly. It’s no prettier now. However, it’s a grand departure from a few years back.Related: Rassie Erasmus slots a drop-goalErasmus was flattered to hear that Gatland believed that the Springboks could go all the way. He also talked about the changes since 2017. But he added “let’s play the final first” to see if they had really turned the corner properly.You can get England to win at odds of 8-13 already with bookmakers and they are the favourites. Their game looks all the more dynamic. Gatland made an interesting comment about how teams can sometimes play their final a round early. If that’s the case, we have a week for both sides to create something explosive for the real final.Really winning is all that counts. But it would be great if we got fireworks anyway. Plenty of kicks: Faf de Klerk hits another box-kick (Getty Images) last_img read more

AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Safdie Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/404803/ad-classics-habitat-67-moshe-safdie Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/404803/ad-classics-habitat-67-moshe-safdie Clipboard Apartments AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Safdie Architects “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!Photo by Wladyslaw via Wikimedia CommonsWritten by Gili Merin Share AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Safdie ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Habitat 67 / Safdie Architectscenter_img Projects ArchDaily Canada [1]  “A Look Back at Habitat ’67 with Moshe Safdie”, by Amanda Demaron via http://www.dwell.com/habitat67Project gallerySee allShow lessWhite Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and AssociatesSelected ProjectsSchandy House / gualano + gualano: arquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:2600 avenue Pierre-Dupuy, Montreal, CanadaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeSafdie ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMontreal cityDabasPre-Fab3D ModelingConcreteCanadaPublished on July 21, 2013Cite: Gili Merin. “AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Safdie Architects” 21 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?AD经典:Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie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 stream CopyHabitat 67, designed by the Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie as the Canadian Pavilion for the World Exposition of 1967, was originally intended as an experimental solution for high-quality housing in dense urban environments. Safdie explored the possibilities of prefabricated modular units to reduce housing costs and allow for a new housing typology that could integrate the qualities of a suburban home into an urban high-rise.Reflecting on the project’s significance in “A look back at habitat ’67” Safdie stated that “Habitat ‘67 is really two ideas in one. One is about prefabrication, and the other is about rethinking apartment-building design in the new paradigm.” [1]+ 17More after the break…The project originated as Safdie’s thesis at McGill University in 1961, titled “A Case for City Living” and described as “A Three-Dimensional Modular Building System”. Two years later, when he was only 23 and interning in Louis Kahn’s studio, Safdie’s thesis advisor, Sandy Van Ginkel, invited him to submit his project for the World Exposition of 1967. Safdie developed his original theories into a complete master plan which contained shopping centers, a school, and 1000 housing units. The scheme was confirmed, despite Safdie’s young age, but was ultimately reduced by the Canadian government to only 158 residential units.  Save this picture!© (2001) Canadian Architecture Collection, McGill UniversityHabitat 67 was constructed from 354 identical and completely prefabricated modules (referred to as “boxes”) stacked in various combinations and connected by steel cables. The apartments vary in shape and size, since they are formed by a group of one to four of the 600 square-foot “boxes” in different configurations. Each apartment is reached through a series of pedestrian streets and bridges, along with three vertical cores of elevators for the top floors. Service and parking facilities are separated from the tenant’s circulation routes, located on the ground floor.Save this picture!via ethel-baraona.tumblr.comThe prefabrication process of the 90-ton boxes took place on-site. The basic modular shape was molded in a reinforced steel cage, which measured 38 x 17 feet. Once cured, the concrete box was transferred to an assembly line for the insertion of electrical and mechanical systems, as well as insulation and windows. To finalize the production, modular kitchens and bathrooms were installed, and finally a crane lifted each unit to its designated position.Save this picture!via arkitectos.blogspot.comThe on-site prefabrication system should have reduced the cost of production, an integral part of Safdie’s vision for creating an affordable housing complex. Unfortunately, due to the reduction of the project’s mass scale, costs were much higher than expected. However, though Habitat failed to strike a new wave of prefabrication, it succeeded in creating a new housing typology that is both effective and site adaptable. Save this picture!© (2001) Canadian Architecture Collection, McGill UniversityBy stacking concrete “boxes” in variant geometrical configurations, Safdie was able to break the traditional form of orthogonal high rises, locating each box a step back from its immediate neighbor. This ingenious method provided each apartment with a roof garden, a constant flow of fresh air and a maximum of natural light: qualities which were unprecedented for a twelve story apartment complex. Habitat 67 thus pioneered the integration of two housing typologies—the suburban garden home and the economical high-rise apartment building. Save this picture!Photo by Brian Pirie via Wikimedia CommonsIn the years following the world exposition, numerous Habitats were constructed around the world: in New York (1967), Puerto Rico (1968), Israel (1969), Rochester (1971) and Tehran (1976). And though most World’s Fair pavilions are disassembled upon the Fair’s completion, Habitat 67 retained its original purpose, and today continues to serve as a successful housing complex. Like other icons of large exhibitions and fairs—such as The Crystal Palace and the Eiffel Tower – Habitat 67 has thrived despite its intended shelf life and remains an emblems of its era. Save this picture!© Jade DoskowNot only revolutionary in its time, Habitat 67 has continued to influence architecture throughout the decades. A similar spatial scheme can be found in Ricardo Boffil’s kafka castle (1968; of course, whether Bofill influenced Safdie or visa versa is a cause for controversial debate); Habitat’s prefabrication technique was applied in Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower in 1972; and, more recently, one might even suggest that BIG’s Mountain Dwelling draws direct inspiration from Safdie’s design strategy. Save this picture!Photo by Gergely Vass via Wikimedia CommonsJust for fun, check out the following bizarre music video by Leonard Cohen, shot at Habitat 67! last_img read more

House ER / Didonè Comacchio Architects

first_img Houses Year:  Save this picture!© Alberto Singaglia+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962473/house-er-didone-comacchio-architects Clipboard Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Didonè Comacchio Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architects: Didonè Comacchio Architects Photographs:  Alberto Singaglia cappellari Costruzioni Contractor: center_img 2021 House ER / Didonè Comacchio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse ER / Didonè Comacchio Architects CopyHouses•Breganze, Italy Italy House ER / Didonè Comacchio Architects Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962473/house-er-didone-comacchio-architects Clipboard City:BreganzeCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alberto SingagliaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Project for a new single house in the Veneto countryside. The shapes of the architectural volume is inspired by the study and synthesis of the typical houses of the context, characterized by two storey and gable roof. Save this picture!© Alberto SingagliaThe house consists of an extremely simple volume, onto which cantilevered concrete slabs are attached on all four sides. The concrete elements have a rippled surface from the osb panels positioned in the formwork at the time of casting and generate the porches of the house. Inside, the same material was used in the kitchen wall and parapet of the staircase.Save this picture!© Alberto SingagliaSave this picture!© Alberto SingagliaThe living area floor is a gray micro-Terrazzo in continuity with the colours of the house. The wooden staircase is illuminated by a large skylight placed above it.  The windows are positioned to frame the countryside around the house.Save this picture!© Alberto SingagliaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Alberto SingagliaThe entrance is located on the east side, and on the ground floor there are the living area, the kitchen, a pantry in the under stairs, a bathroom, and the boiler room. Moving up, on the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms with a bathroom and a master bedroom with a private bathroom. Save this picture!© Alberto SingagliaThe house is entirely characterized by the gray color, from the colour of the walls, echoed by the concrete elements with “osb” finish to the external floor, also in concrete. The aluminum shutters also match these tones. Only the roof is marked by a darker color. Inside, the floor recalls the tone of the external materials, while the furniture blend with the white surfaces of the walls.Save this picture!© Alberto SingagliaProject gallerySee allShow lessIt Takes a Village: Collective Led Projects from Around the WorldArticlesLet There be Light! 12 Projects that Show the Impact Lighting can Make to an Interio…Articles Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeDidonè Comacchio ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBreganzeOn FacebookItalyPublished on May 30, 2021Cite: “House ER / Didonè Comacchio Architects” 30 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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

Unity Trust Bank president elected as TUC president

first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people Kevin Turmore, Managing Director of Unity, congratulated him on his election, and said: “It is not surprising that Dave, who is so passionate about the rights of the individual, has pledged to put the plight of vulnerable workers at the top of his agenda.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Unity Trust Bank president elected as TUC president Dave Prentis, the president of Unity Trust Bank, which specialises in the provision of banking services to the trade union, charity, voluntary and not-for-profit sectors, has been elected as President of the TUC.Prentis, General Secretary of Unison, was appointed as the President of Unity Trust Bank in 2003 following the retirement of John Edmonds, General Secretary of the GMB.Prentis was born and brought up in Leeds and went to the University of London where he studied history. He has a Masters degree in industrial relations from the University of Warwick. Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 September 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Last call for nominations for Queen’s prestigious volunteering group award

first_img Tagged with: Awards Office of the Third Sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The deadline for nominations for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2009, “the National Honour equivalent to an MBE”, is 10 October.The Award recognises the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups that devote their time voluntarily for the benefit of others. More than 600 groups have already been recognised since the Award was created to mark the occasion of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.The Office of the Third Sector is seeking to build on this and is encouraging new nominations for voluntary groups, including those involved with youth, minority and rural communities.Groups must be nominated for the Award: you can not nominate yourself or your own organisation. You can nominate a group (two or more people) if it is based in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.Seventy nine volunteering groups from across the UK were selected for the 2008 Award in June from over 379 groups nominated by members of the public.www.queensawardvoluntary.gov.uk Howard Lake | 8 October 2008 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Last call for nominations for Queen’s prestigious volunteering group award About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

First Utility Foundation makes its first grants

first_img Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 3 July 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Introducing the First Utility Foundation from First Utility  174 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 2016 grantsFrom 2016 the Foundation will issue grants twice yearly to charities and charitable projects across the UK supporting vulnerable families and individuals. In particular it will fund small charities that:• Change the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable families and children for the better• Improve the quality of life for older people• Make life better for people with disabilitiesThe First Utility Foundation’s next next grant cycle opens in 2016. First Utility’s customers can also recommend an eligible charity.center_img First Utility Foundation has made its first grants to 11 charities that support vulnerable individuals and families across the UK.The Foundation, founded last year and funded by one per cent of First Utility’s profits, has selected projects that will support seriously ill children and their families, improve access to foodbanks, and help combat loneliness among the disabled and elderly.Three of the 11 charities received a Flagship Grant from the First Utility Foundation to fund a specific initiative or project:• AbilityNet, which delivers free in-home IT support and training for elderly or disabled people across the UK, is receiving a grant to expand its reach and enhance its network of volunteers as it works to combat the isolation and loneliness of many disabled and elderly people.• The Trussell Trust, which runs the UK’s largest network of foodbanks, is being awarded a grant to improve its referrals programme for beneficiaries under its ‘More Than Food’ initiative.• Rays of Sunshine will use its grant to fulfil hospital ward wishes to help create environments which are less frightening for seriously ill children.Core costs grantsThe eight other grants help cover the charities’ core costs. The selected charities cover a wide range of issues across the UK, including training and work experience for people with learning disabilities, providing learning support for children with autism, alleviating poverty and deprivation as well as providing advice and casework support to low income families. The charities are Contact the Elderly, DASCAS, Junction 12, Peach, Riverside Advice, U Can Do IT, Where Next and Z2K.Dr John Roberts CBE, Chair of First Utility Foundation’s board of trustees said:“The Foundation was initially set up to give something back to the wider community as a thank you to First Utility customers. As we make our first round of grants available I am delighted that we’ve been able to support some excellent, grassroots charities in their important work to help improve the lives of vulnerable people across the UK.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis First Utility Foundation makes its first grants  173 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Soldiers, you are not alone! — a message to U.S. troops on the Mexican border from Veterans For Peace

first_imgThe following is a leaflet Veterans For Peace issued in mid-November.You are not alone if you are thinking, WTF am I doing on the U.S. border with Mexico?You are not alone if you are asking if this is some kind of political stunt.You are not alone if you wonder what all this concertina wire is for.Is it even legal to deploy troops on U.S. soil? Against desperate asylum seekers?You are not alone if you are re-thinking your role in the U.S. military.No, you are not alone. Many people, in and out of the military, have these very same concerns.Veterans For Peace certainly does. We believe the deployment of U.S. troops to the border is an illegitimate use of the U.S. military. We believe the Central America caravan poses no threat whatsoever to anyone.This is no “invasion.” The asylum seekers are traveling in a caravan for their safety from criminal gangs. With their babies and young children, they are fleeing from extreme violence and poverty. They are desperate to keep their families alive. They have every right under both U.S. and international law to seek asylum in the U.S.In fact, we have a special responsibility to help them. For decades the U.S. has been supporting corrupt dictators throughout Latin America, creating the conditions from which these poor people are fleeing. We should be meeting the asylum seekers at the border with open arms, not with concertina wire.If you decide to follow your conscience and refuse to obey orders that you believe are illegal or immoral, you will not be alone. Veterans For Peace will support you, along with other organizations who have legal resources and know how to organize political support. See below.If you decide it is time for you to get out of the military, we can put you in touch with counselors who can help you to be honorably discharged.Most of all, as veterans of multiple wars, we strongly advise you not to do anything that you might regret for the rest of your life, just because you were “following orders.” It is much better to follow your conscience, and do what you know deep down is right.Veterans For Peace is responsible for this message. The other organizations listed are valuable resources.Veterans For Peace: veteransforpeace.org; Courage to Resist: couragetoresist.org; Military Law Task Force: nlgmltf.org; Center on Conscience and War: www.centeronconscience.org; GI Rights Hotline: 877-447-4487Veterans For Peace works to educate the public about the true costs of war. We want peace at home and peace abroad. We are committed to acting nonviolently. We welcome active duty members.DoD Instruction 1325.06 allows GIs to read and keep one copy of the leaflet.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Farm Bureau Announces Changes to Lobbying Team

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 5, 2013 Bob KraftIndiana Farm Bureau has announced that Bob Kraft, director of state government relations, is planning to retire at the end of September. Katrina Hall, IFB’s lead lobbyist on tax, education and fiscal policy, has been promoted to the role of director and will lead the organization’s state policy efforts. She begins her new duties June 10.Kraft began his career with Indiana Farm Bureau in 1990 and has been instrumental in many of the organization’s legislative successes over the years. In addition to his decades as the legislative face of Farm Bureau, Kraft has made significant contributions to the execution of member-driven policy and worked tirelessly for the benefit of Indiana farmers.“Even though he’s known as one of the best in the hallways and is well-respected by our legislators, Bob Kraft has been much more than just a lobbyist for us,” said Farm Bureau President Don Villwock. “He has provided significant service to Farm Bureau, our member-farmers and rural communities across Indiana through his policy leadership, lobbying efforts and relationship building at the Statehouse.”Hall, who has been with IFB for 13 years, brings a significant background in state and local government to her new position, as well as a strong understanding of how policy impacts IFB members. She is a well-recognized authority on Indiana’s state budget and tax structure and has worked in government finance her entire professional career.“I’m very proud of the work Bob has done and I’m confident Katrina will pick up right where he left off,” said IFB public policy director Megan Ritter. “There’s still a lot of legislative and policy work to do through the summer, and I look forward to working with Bob and Katrina as we tie up the loose ends from this last session of the General Assembly.”Indiana Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization and represents the legislative and policy interests of all Hoosier farmers.Source: IFB Indiana Farm Bureau Announces Changes to Lobbying Team SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau Announces Changes to Lobbying Team Facebook Twitter Previous articleHouse Subcommittee Holds Subjective Hearing on RFSNext articleVilsack Discusses Vision of Continued Ag Adaptation to Environmental Threats Andy Eubanklast_img read more