AstraZeneca drug fails in key prostate cancer trial

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content whatsapp ASTRAZENECA’S experimental prostate cancer pill Zibotentan failed to improve survival in a late-stage clinical trial, dealing a fresh blow to the company’s drug pipeline.As a result, AstraZeneca plans no regulatory submissions for zibotentan at this time and a spokesman said yesterday it was discussing the implications of the setback with investigators working on other studies involving the drug.The failure of zibotentan to improve overall survival in the late stage, or Phase III, study follows similarly unsuccessful trials for two other AstraZeneca pills, Recentin in colon cancer earlier this year and Vandetanib in lung cancer in 2009. Vandetanib has since gone on to show benefits in thyroid cancer, a smaller potential market. Zibotentan, a once-daily tablet, is being studied in more than 3,000 men with prostate cancer in a programme of clinical trials. AstraZeneca drug fails in key prostate cancer trial center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo Monday 27 September 2010 7:58 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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William Hill upgrades partnership with BetMakers

first_img William Hill upgrades partnership with BetMakers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bookmaker William Hill has agreed to extend and upgrade its partnership with online wagering solutions provider BetMakers. 15th April 2020 | By contenteditor Bookmaker William Hill has agreed to extend and upgrade its partnership with online wagering solutions provider BetMakers. Under the deal, which will run through to the end of 2022, BetMakers will serve as the preferred distribution partner of William Hill and continue to provide the bookmaker with wagering technology services. The agreement will cover technologies such as pricing and trading solutions, as well as additional access to racing products. In addition, BetMakers will have the right to supply additional content to William Hill where it can match or provide a better rate charged by any third party. “Over the past two years we have made enormous strides in diversifying our racing content to include products from all over the globe, which was one of our key strategic ambitions,” William Hill’s director of racing Mark Howarth said. “This success could not have happened without the excellent collaboration of William Hill Group Trading and BetMakers, who offer an incredible wealth of experience in International racing.” BetMakers chief executive Todd Buckingham added: “The extension and upgrading of BetMakers’ racing services and solutions to William Hill at an international level comes during a challenging time for wagering operators with the suspension of many sports globally. “BetMakers is buoyed by the support of our international and Australian customers as demand remains strong for racing products and services, which has seen our teams working overtime to continue to deliver racing from around the world to our extensive customer base.” In February, BetMakers also agreed a deal with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen Association and Darby Development, operator of Monmouth Park racetrack, to deliver and manage fixed-odds horseracing into the state. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Email Addresslast_img read more

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Sportradar pens sporting integrity MoU with Bulgarian police

first_img Regions: Bulgaria Tags: Sportradar Police “Our objective is to establish effective communication channels with the General Directorate National Police in order to swiftly identify and resolve integrity issues facing sport in Bulgaria.” “The MoU between the General Directorate National Police and Sportradar will contribute to the improvement of cooperation in the field of protection and safeguarding of integrity in sport and sports betting. Bulgarian sport is in a safer position as a result of this cooperation,” General Directorate National Police chief commissioner Nikolay Hadzhiev said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports integrity Under the strategic partnership, the organisations will exchange information, documents and analysis relating to sporting integrity, in order to better tackle fraud, match-fixing and corruption. Topics: Sports integrity Sportradar pens sporting integrity MoU with Bulgarian policecenter_img Sportradar has signed a new memorandum of understanding with the General Directorate National Police of Bulgaria, with the aim of protecting and maintaining the integrity of sports in the country. The deal comes after Sportradar last week announced details of a similar agreement with the West Asian Football Federation. Email Address The General Directorate National Police of Bulgaria and Sportradar will also explore other opportunities for joint projects they can collaborate and support each other on. Sportradar’s managing director integrity services Andreas Krannich added: “Maintaining the integrity of global sport is our number one priority, and partnerships like this one will help us reduce the threat of betting related corruption. 5th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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Episcopal Peace Fellowship statement on George Floyd

first_imgEpiscopal Peace Fellowship statement on George Floyd Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME George Floyd Statements In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. – Jeremiah 6:14“A riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King, JrThose of us, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and our colleagues and all who oppose violence, must be the most steadfast advocates for justice. Otherwise we are simply asking our people to acquiesce in their oppression.In these times it is not hard to see injustice all around us. Some people work from home, while others are “essential” and must risk their lives at jobs that put them at aggravated risk of exposure to a deadly virus. Many, many others simply lose their jobs altogether, and so lose whatever little economic security they may have had, and also lose their employer-provided health insurance.Lives are upended and changed forever. We make the necessary call for us all to work together, to help one another, to share out the abundance that this society has produced so that all the children of God will have enough. To have empathy for the difficulties of others, as we recognize that all are struggling in these times.But America’s “original sin” of racism has not gone away. And it has no empathy.We see it as a Central Park birdwatcher is threatened by a woman with an unleashed dog, saying she will call 911 “to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”We also see it in the murder of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police because he may have tried to spend a fake $20 bill.One of these events took a life; the other threatened, and also ground down the dignity of a person of color, another daily dose of oppression. In normal times (whatever they were) it was hard enough not to be torn apart by such events. In today’s America it is impossible. Ahmaud, Breonna, George… it has not stopped, nor even slowed.Not all forms of violence are equivalent. The government provides lethal weapons, and authority, and the expectation of impunity to the police. They must be held accountable. People from marginalized communities who suffer everyday indignities while others just like themselves are killed, and who march or rally to protest, see the very same police, with military weapons and armored vehicles, deployed against them, telling them to leave, to move, to stop; when the right to peaceful protest is hemmed in by the armored and helmeted “authorities” who hit them with tear gas – choking them during a respiratory viral pandemic – when some whose anger pushes them to the desperation of violence, we know they need justice to bring them to peace.As the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah knew over 2,600 years ago, there is no peace and there can be none when the wounds of the people are treated carelessly. There can be no peace until there is justice.But let Justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. – Amos 5:24Please consider a donation to bail out arrested protesters through the national non-profit, The Bail Project.#BlackLivesMatter Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jun 1, 2020 Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

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England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

first_imgMonday Feb 24, 2014 England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham There is a four-way tie at the top of the Six Nations table following England’s tight 13-10 victory over Ireland on Twickenham on Saturday. England, Ireland, France and Wales are all on four points with two rounds left to play. England came back from being 10-3 down after a well taken Rob Kearney try from Ireland. Mike Brown’s break in the second half led to scrum-half Danny Care sprinting away, before the home side held on for a tense win.Attention now turns to Wales, who England play next in two week’s time.“The Six Nations is open for everyone given the way the results have gone. It’s been a fantastic championship this year,” said coach Stuart Lancaster.“We’ll enjoy this win but we know that there’s a big, big challenge coming in two weeks’ time.”“We respect Wales because of what they’ve achieved over the last couple of years and their performance against France has given them confidence, so it will be a great game,” he added.An England win over Wales will give them the Triple Crown, but no team in the tournament can win a Grand Slam. Ireland are in the best position for an overall victory, with a points difference of +42, compared with England’s +21, Wales’ +6 and France’s +1.So despite the loss, Ireland are looking good and face Italy at home next, in what will be then Test cap record holder Brian O’Driscoll’s final test at home. All four sides are still very much in it though, so the final two rounds of play will be fascinating to watch.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Six Nations 2014 Related Articles 377 WEEKS AGO Angelo Esposito’s big tackle on Jonny May… 377 WEEKS AGO Stuart Hogg apologises after red card challenge… 378 WEEKS AGO Ireland and O’Driscoll celebrate 2014 Six… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Piracicaba House / Isay Weinfeld

first_img 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/80191/piracicaba-house-isay-weinfeld Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/80191/piracicaba-house-isay-weinfeld Clipboard Piracicaba House / Isay Weinfeld CopyHouses•Piracicaba, Brazil Piracicaba House / Isay WeinfeldSave this projectSavePiracicaba House / Isay Weinfeldcenter_img Photographs:  Courtesy of Isay WeinfeldText description provided by the architects. This is a getaway house erected in the city of Piracicaba, 250km away from São Paulo. It is intended to serve as a meeting point for a family whose members are scattered across various cities around the state.Save this picture!Courtesy of Isay WeinfeldThe 2,000m2 (21,500 ft2) land resulted from merging 2 corner-lots in a gated condominium. Save this picture!Courtesy of Isay WeinfeldNot only did the position of the house take into account the sloping contour of the land, but also its orientation (North), as to provide the bedrooms and social areas with the best possible sunlight. Save this picture!Site PlanThe distribution on 3 floors arranged in perpendicular axes allows the land displacement to be overcome naturally, and makes the garden accessible from any floor: Save this picture!Courtesy of Isay WeinfeldThe lower ground, semi subterranean and positioned in the lowest level of the land, parallel to the contour lines, houses storage areas, the mechanical room and garage – that standing on grid pillars. The ground floor, laid out as an L and accessible from the street through an S-shaped ramp, houses the service areas and the lounge/dining room – the latter, fully encased in glass, on one side overlooks the back portion of the land and merges with the pool deck through wide sliding doors; on the other side, is shielded from the sun and secluded from the street by a long sun baffle made of large vertical concrete slabs, unevenly placed along the whole facade. Save this picture!Courtesy of Isay WeinfeldThe upper floor, a volume that stretches perpendicularly to the contour of the land and that, at one end, cantilevers towards the street, and at the other is planted on the higher section of the land, houses the bedrooms and the den – the latter opening onto a large wooden deck, build on the ceiling slab over the lounge/dining room. The swimming pool is snug in the nook of the “L” formed by the social and service areas, and the slope rising to the higher sections of the land.Project gallerySee allShow lessBMW Guggenheim LabArticlesJärva Cemetery / NRJAArticles Share Projects Architects: Isay Weinfeld Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Isay Weinfeld+ 18 Share Brazil CopyAbout this officeIsay WeinfeldOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPiracicabaBrazilPublished on October 04, 2010Cite: “Piracicaba House / Isay Weinfeld” 04 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave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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Maltesers to donate up to £1m to Comic Relief through #bakeamillion

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis52  323 total views,  1 views today  324 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis52 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. Mars Inc is to donate up to £1 million to Comic Relief in a baking and social sharing campaign for Red Nose Day.The confectionary brand is sharing a range of baking recipes to inspire the public to bake for Comic Relief. Recipes include:Maltesers CakeMaltesers Red Nose Day CupcakesMaltEaster Bunnies CupcakesMaltesers Whoopie PiesMaltesers Chocolate Swiss RollRecipes for all the bakes can be downloaded from the Red Nose Day website.Red Nose Day’s Bake Sale kitComic Relief encourages the public to sell their chocolate creations at a bake sale to raise funds. In addition, for each photo of a different bake shared via Maltesers’ Facebook page or other social media platforms between 1 February and 24 March and tagged with #bakeamillion, Maltesers will donate £5. Mars will donate up to £1 million in this way.£5 per social share is an unusually high sum. Most donation-per-social-share campaigns tend to generate 50p or £1 per share.Red Nose Day takes place on Friday 24 March 2017.Chocolate fundraisingThe #bakeamillion campaign might prove a tricky challenge for those who are taking part in British Heart Foundation’s DECHOX campaign, giving up chocolate throughout March. Alternatively it could be the perfect challenge – to bake a Maltesers cake and not lick their fingers. Howard Lake | 28 February 2017 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Comic Relief corporate Digital Events hashtag Maltesers to donate up to £1m to Comic Relief through #bakeamillionlast_img read more

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Uber stock sales flop as global rideshare workers strike!

first_imgUber/Lyft/Via/Juno drivers leveraged their collective power and went on  strike May 8 in a global day of action to protest their employers’ greed. Drivers held a number of solidarity rallies and urged consumers to turn off their rideshare apps and not “cross the picket line.” These actions raised the voices of drivers seeking higher wages, job security and a say on the job.New YorkIn the U.S., strikes and demonstrations took place in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, places in Connecticut, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The historic action was initiated by Rideshare Drivers United-LA (RDU-LA), who networked with Chicago Rideshare Advocates and Gig Workers Rising. News of the day of action went viral. The “apps off” protest gained recognition from unions, policymakers and grassroots activists. The AFL-CIO tweeted that members should turn off their Uber apps on May 8.“It took on a life of its own, completely outside the control of the organizers in Chicago, LA and others who started this,” CRA co-founder and organizer Eli Martin told Workers World.Drivers in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, England, Kenya, Nigeria and other countries joined this historic strike. According to Martin, “We have been getting messages from drivers around the world and all around our nation, joining in solidarity,” including France, Japan, Uruguay and beyond.Uber is the largest ride-hailing app company, with 3 million drivers and 16,000 employees. Last year Uber executives were paid $145 million, with CEO Dara Khosrowshahi receiving $45 million. Drivers do not fare as well.Rideshare drivers are not classified as employees but as “independent contractors,” denying them many worker protections. They use their own cars and pay for gas, insurance and upkeep, while the companies get a large percentage of the fares. According to a 2018 Economic Policy Institute report, wages of Uber drivers averaged $9.21 an hour. Many drivers barely make minimum wage, and some even lose money.Sending a messageBostonIn Boston rideshare drivers were joined on May 8 by supporters from United Steelworkers Local 8751 (the Boston School Bus Drivers Union) and Service Employees Local 888. The Boston Independent Rideshare Guild called the demonstration. As Felipe V. Martinez, a leading organizer of the Guild, told Workers World: “The rideshare drivers of America initiated a national campaign of solidarity. Let this be inspiration for all the workers around the country and around the world, whoever you may be, to stand for equality, for the common worker. The workers have risen and we will never give up. I now know the true meaning of solidarity, and I am proud to be a common worker.”In New York City, Uber’s largest market, the International Workers’ Solidarity Network and the People’s Power Assembly called a solidarity rally with the drivers outside the New York Stock Exchange. Strike supporters constantly chanted, “Wall Street take a hike, workers of the world support the strike” and “We are all drivers today, workers demand decent pay!” The latter was an important chant because decent pay is one big reason app drivers went on strike.According to a Vox article, most Uber/Lyft/Via/Juno drivers get a third of what passengers pay and make an average of $11.75 an hour.  Half of it goes to cover an EZ-Pass and gas. (tinyurl.com/y4w2ye8c)Workers are demanding that companies pay drivers 80 to 85 percent of the fare and end “arbitrary and unjust deactivations.”“Deactivation” is rideshare company lingo for barring a driver from work for an indefinite length of time. As Caroline Said explained in the Oct. 14, 2018, San Francisco Chronicle, “In the easy-come, easy-go gig world, workers can be deactivated with the click of a button or, more often, the soulless calculations of an algorithm.”After learning of the May 8 coordinated actions, the 21,000-member strong New York Taxi Workers Alliance voted to demonstrate in solidarity with the striking drivers. Taxi drivers rallied at Uber and Lyft’s NYC headquarters in Long Island City. The Independent Drivers Guild, which according to a May 7 article in AM New York is funded partially by Uber, did not encourage its workers to go on strike but did express solidarity with them. NYWTA Executive Director Bhairavi Desai said in a public statement: “Uber and Lyft wrote in their S1 filings that they think they pay drivers too much already. With the IPO, Uber’s corporate owners are set to make billions, all while drivers are left in poverty and go bankrupt.” (Uber floated shares in the company, called an IPO [Initial Public Offering] on the stock market on May 10.)PhiladelphiaUpwards of 75 Uber drivers, joined by other rideshare workers and community supporters, held a demonstration outside Uber’s Greenlight Hub in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Drivers Union and the Philadelphia Limousine Association organized the action. The demonstration was entirely worker-led and reflected the multinational and intergenerational demographic of rideshare workers. Fliers listing the drivers’ demands were printed in Spanish, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic and English. Many drivers brought homemade signs, led chants and gave speeches to the crowd in various languages.The main demands were an 80/20 split on fares; a minimum wage of at least $20 an hour after expenses; deactivation protection for drivers and the creation of an oversight board of workers with enforcement power; and no changes to Terms of Service agreements without bargaining directly with drivers and their union representatives. Many workers remarked that Uber and Lyft have been systematically lowering drivers’ take-home pay without giving workers a say in the policies that impact them, forcing many to work longer hours. Some have had to live in their cars. Workers responded enthusiastically to signs from the International Workers’ Solidarity Network, particularly one that read, “Uber profits = Stolen pay from drivers.”After a spirited rally in the parking lot, drivers marched directly to the front doors of the Uber office, demanding to speak with a manager to deliver their demands. Eventually, after stalling, an Uber manager did agree to hear from them.AtlantaDrivers and supporters held a rally and press conference outside Uber’s hub in Chamblee, a suburb of Atlanta, where they addressed their working conditions and demands. The rally drew extensive local news coverage. Later, the focus of the strike shifted to Lyft’s offices. Drivers announced a statewide meeting later this month to grow their organization, Rideshare Drivers United – Georgia. Rideshare Drivers United-LA, formed in 2018, organized a 24-hour strike with drivers shutting down their apps from midnight to midnight. Drivers set up a picket outside of Los Angeles International Airport.An RDU-LA press release demanded “major reforms to the industry to make it fair, dignified and sustainable.” Lyft driver Karim Bayumi was quoted, “Uber estimates that 15 percent of their revenues come from airport pickups. We provide an essential service, but Uber and Lyft investors are the only ones reaping the benefits.”Strike impacts stock priceStrike events were originally organized to coincide with Uber’s Initial Public Offering on May 8 when the company was to sell shares on the stock market. Uber Technologies Inc. was hoping to raise $9 billion to give the stocks a market valuation worth nearly $90 billion.Uber’s S1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission explains how the company plans to increase its profits by exploiting the drivers even more. Uber is calling for pay cuts, reducing driver incentives and “automated driving systems” to replace human drivers.As the worldwide strike gained momentum, Uber pushed the date for the IPO — the biggest since Facebook’s in 2012 — to May 10. On that day, Uber’s opening share price of $45 declined almost 8 percent and the loss was, according to University of Florida professor Jay Ritter, “bigger than first day dollar losses of any prior IPO in the U.S.” (gizmodo.com) Losses continued on the second day of trading, with an even bigger slide of over 10 percent, while Morgan Stanley still squeezed millions of dollars in fees from investors it steered toward Uber stock.The greedy upstart rideshare companies in the new gig economy have driven labor costs down to barely above — and in some cases below — the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, with no benefits. Since less money for workers means more money for the bosses, one might expect investors to flock to these super-exploitive companies in droves. However, the falling price of Uber stock reflects two problems for the investing class: one, capitalism is in a deep, protracted crisis; two, workers are fighting back.A New York Uber spokesperson tried claiming that the New York Taxi Workers Alliance was not a real union and therefore not a voice for rideshare drivers. (Vox, May 9) What Uber fails to realize was that the strike was very successful because it is only the beginning of the gig-economy app drivers organizing and rising up. As we all know, “The workers united will never be defeated!”   Contributors to this article included Ben Carroll, Steve Kirschbaum, Mike Kuhlenbeck and Dianne Mathiowetz. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Strong first half not enough for TCU against No. 2 Baylor

first_imgFirst TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Facebook Previous articleMoehrig wins Jim Thorpe Award as nation’s top defensive back, makes school historyNext articleTCU’s Dixon tests positive for COVID-19, two games postponed Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt Colin Post Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) defends as TCU guard Mike Miles (1) tries to drive past in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez) Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Facebook printThe last time Baylor came to Schollmaier Arena, Desmond Bane’s 23 points gave the Frogs an unexpected win over the second-ranked Bears. Just over a week later, the world shut down because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the Frogs have not been able to hold a full-capacity athletic event since.With Bane now gone to the NBA and their reduced home crowd made up mostly of fans wearing green and gold, TCU was not able to replicate that same energy from ten months ago, struggling to keep up with No. 2 Baylor in the second half and falling 67-49 on Saturday afternoon. “We did it for 20 minutes against a really good team,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “They’re old and they’re really experienced.”Known for their defense, the Bears suffocated the Frogs for most of the afternoon, forcing TCU to commit a whopping 22 turnovers and scoring 19 points off of those turnovers. Guard Jared Butler, a First Team All-Big 12 selection last season, was lights out all night for Baylor. The junior scored a game-high 28 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists, and five steals.“We’ve seen him get better, I remember the first year he didn’t play as much,” Dixon said. “They did a great job finding him. I think he took great shots, and he just kept going at us.”Baylor had 10 steals as a team in the game.True freshman Mike Miles kept TCU in the game early, scoring 15 of his team-high 17 points in the first half alone. In the opening moments of the game, he wowed the crowd by dropping his defender to the floor with a between-the-legs crossover and knocking down a step-back three.“Just changing speeds,” Miles said of the key to his crossover. “A lot of teams scout me, so they know exactly what I want to do; I have to keep them guessing.”Miles wasn’t done with Sportscenter Top Ten plays, though. As the first half ended, the Lancaster native banked in a 60-footer to give TCU a 28-27 halftime lead. He said after the game that he had hit a half-court shot in high school but never from that far.The Bears were undeterred by their halftime deficit, however. After starting the game 1-for-11 from behind-the-arc, Baylor made five threes in the second half, four of them coming from Butler.Meanwhile, TCU shot just 33% as a team in the second half, turning the ball over 10 times to give away any chance they had at an upset.The loss drops the Frogs to 0-2 on the week, as they hosted two top 10 opponents in consecutive games for the first time in program history.“It’s a grind. It’s tough,” Miles said. “Every team in this conference is good.”TCU will get a chance to regroup on Tuesday, as they face Oklahoma on the road. Tip-off in Norman, Okla. is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Serb journalist jailed for 27 months in case brought by party officials

first_imgNews March 22, 2017 Serb journalist jailed for 27 months in case brought by party officials Organisation to go further June 7, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders condemns the prison sentence of two years and three months handed down by a Serbian court on the freelance journalist Stefan Cvetkovic for defamation and unauthorized publication of documents. Cvetkovic was prosecuted after three officials of the ruling Serb Progressive Party filed complaints against him. He was found guilty by a court in the city of Vrsac, north-east of Belgrade, on March 14, which also fined him more than 2 million dinars (17,000 euros). Cvetkovic is a well-known critic of the local authorities, against whom he filed a complaint of misuse of public funds in 2014, and recently raised questions about the role of the three officials in various criminal matters. The journalists, who has received a number of death threats, said he would appeal against the verdict, which he saw as a new attempt to intimidate him. “This verdict is unfair and disproportionate,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union-Balkans desk. “Since 2012, defamation is no longer punishable by imprisonment.”Serbia is ranked 59th of 180 countries in the 2016 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index. Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage News Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? Stefan Cvetkovic / DR July 2, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 29, 2020 Find out more SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentImprisoned Follow the news on Serbia SerbiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists CorruptionJudicial harassmentImprisoned News Receive email alerts RSF_en Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF sayslast_img read more

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