Libertad para Oscar López Rivera, ¡YA!

first_img¡Libertad para Oscar López Rivera y todas/os los presos políticos!  ¡Viva Puerto Rico Libre!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this El editorial del New York Times del 31 de diciembre titulado “Mr. Obama’s Trickle of Mercy” (“La misericordia en goteo de Obama”) criticó duramente el tacaño uso del proceso de clemencia presidencial por Barack Obama quien solo ha liberado a 95 prisioneros federales que estaban sirviendo penas de cárcel “absurdamente largas”.Oscar López Rivera no era uno de los 95, pero después de 34 años, sin duda él hubiera debido de ser uno de ellos.  En cambio, el 6 de enero, cuando celebra su 73º cumpleaños en la Penitenciaría Federal de Terre Haute-Indiana, millones de personas redoblarán sus esfuerzos para liberarlo.Que el presidente Obama haya optado por ignorar a López en este punto, es un ejemplo del castigo especial infligido a los hombres y a las mujeres con principios inflexibles y con consciencia.  López fue declarado culpable de “conspiración sediciosa” junto con otras/os miembros de las Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional.  Sus creencias políticas, su compromiso de por vida a la independencia de Puerto Rico y la autodeterminación para el pueblo puertorriqueño eran imperdonables a los banqueros y patronos especuladores estadounidenses y sus tribunales.  Ahora sus compañeras/os han sido liberados y han regresado a casa.  Ya es más que tiempo para liberar a López también.Todo Puerto Rico — desde el movimiento de independencia a las/os proponentes de estadidad y las/os estadolibristas (el actual estado colonial), a la juventud y las/os estudiantes que luchan por la educación, a las/os trabajadores puertorriqueños que luchan contra la austeridad y los recortes de pensiones  — reclaman la libertad de López.  El apoyo es tan fuerte que el gobernador de Puerto Rico visitó oficialmente a López en la cárcel.  Y en la diáspora puertorriqueña, en las escuelas y organizaciones comunitarias que López y su hermano ayudaron a fundar en Chicago, en Nueva York donde el ayuntamiento aprobó una resolución para liberarlo, las voces son fuertes y unidas exigiendo la libertad de López.Desde 1898, cuando Estados Unidos derrotó a España y ocupó a Puerto Rico, Cuba y las Filipinas en su expansión imperial más allá del continente de América del Norte, la lucha por la autodeterminación y la independencia contra el colonialismo ha sido incontenible.  En Cuba, la liberación del territorio ha sido ganada. La lucha continúa en Puerto Rico y las Filipinas.last_img read more

What a morning! Now Zoopla suspends its estate agent fees entirely for up to nine months

first_imgHome » News » What a morning! Now Zoopla suspends its estate agent fees entirely for up to nine months previous nextProducts & ServicesWhat a morning! Now Zoopla suspends its estate agent fees entirely for up to nine monthsThe 100% fee reduction for agent comes in two packages, one requiring them to leave Rightmove and lasting nine months, the other lasting for five months.Nigel Lewis20th March 20202 Comments7,569 Views Zoopla has followed both OTM and, this morning, Rightmove and entirely cut its portal fees to estate agents, but with some strings attached.The portal is to pause its fees for up to nine months for agents with fewer than 30 branches, or 80% of its customer database.Zoopla is offering two packages – nine months for free if an agent leaves Rightmove, and up to five months for free if they don’t.Both packages then require agents to sign up to an 18-month contract after the free listing term has ended and the portal’s normal fees resume.Zoopla has also committed not to increase its fees during these new 18-month contracts.Agents are able to sign up to either deal up until the end of April 2020, with the new terms to take effect from 1st May 2020.Charlie Bryant, CEO, Zoopla (left), said: “We have said consistently that agents are at the heart of everything we do, and today’s actions demonstrate the role we can play in helping to secure the long-term success of our agent partners.“It’s our aim to support and work alongside agents to unlock new opportunities, deliver the utmost value for money, and to bolster them during this difficult period.“This isn’t something we wanted to rush; we have taken the time to speak to our customers to get these options right for them. We know each agent is different, which is why we have two compelling offers available.“Both options are simple, concise, and there are no hidden clauses. Available to new and existing customers, we hope that they provide a financial cushion for agents that alleviates pain points and meets their respective needs.Zoopla fees Zoopla fees reduction Zoopla coronavirus Rightmove OnTheMarket Zoopla March 20, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsPam Batth, nu move Online Estate Agents nu move Online Estate Agents 20th March 2020 at 1:50 pmRM 75% off for 4 months, OTM 33% off, Zoopla free if you ditch RM for 9 months, Choices, Choices, Choices Hmmm, they need to smell the coffee and take notice from Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies just released now, it can take a year before we see results. i would suggest the 3 major portals should do for free for a year. no if’s no buts.If the interest rate can be reduced from 0.5% to 0.1% with one week so can the portals reduce to ZERO.If we go to lockdown which could happen very very soon,how on earth will Vendors and Landlords exercise social distancing? and how do we know who has the virus on viewings?Time is of the essence and the whole property fraternity needs support and to take action. WAKE UP PORTALS.The Government needs the back bone SME’s otherwise its curtains for many, and they will do everything possible. so it is times for the portals to show loyalty and goodwill.Log in to ReplySteve Way, Oxlets Ltd Oxlets Ltd 20th March 2020 at 10:08 amCount me in Zoopla – I’ve been looking for a good reason to kick Rightmove into touch, even though they’ve countered with a reduced fee. Rightmove have for too long bashed us agents for high rates and now’s the time to tell them enough is enough and walk away. I’m with OnTheMarket too and to be honest, the leads from both Zoopla and OTM combined have been steadily increasing to the point where I don’t think I actually need Rightmove anymore. Massive saving to my business too (I’m a one man outfit in Oxfordshire). All we have to do is make sure the searching public know that they will miss out on their dream home if they blinker their searches to RM only. I for one will be using the money I save to push into social media advertising to pull in more tenants! Viva la Revolution!!!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

7 Pets That Will Make You Fall in Love With Them

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Homeless animals across Long Island are as cute as they come. The only thing they are missing is a forever home. Read all about how to adopt and save a life right here!Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:Diamond is a brightly shining senior pit mix who so desperately needs a new home. She was surrendered by her owner because they could no longer care for her. She is 9 1/2 years old, 65 pounds, and happens to have the most gorgeous brownish/reddish fur and floppy ears.Diamond lived in the same home her entire life, and now finds herself alone, and homeless. Staff and volunteers are heart heartbroken for this sweet gal who deserves a loving home to grow old in. As per her previous owner, Diamond is house trained, knows the commands “sit,” “stay” and “come,” is quite friendly with people, and would love nothing more than to make her way back into a home as fast as possible.If you are interested in adopting Diamond, call 516-785- 5220, email at [email protected] or visit 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh. Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington:Peppermint Patty and GrammyNine-year old Peppermint Patty (reference #V37015) and 10-year old Grammy (reference#V37016) are the cutest dynamic duo we’ve ever seen! This bonded pair of senior beagles are just about as sweet as they come. Despite their age, they love playing together and running around.These two know how to show you a good time all the time as they greet you with theirtails wagging! You might even get a kiss or two!HarlemHarlem (reference #BF2110) is the most handsome cat with his hypnotizing green eyes and gorgeous tabby coloring! Locally rescued, this 4-year-old kitty is happy, healthy and waiting to meet you. He loves a good ear rub, and a rigorous round of play with feather toys and cat nip. He has coexisted with other cats but he’s just as happy to be on his own. Because he can be an enthusiastic player, a home with children 12 years and older will benefit him as he adjusts to his happy new life in a loving home. If you’re looking for feline companionship, let North Shore Animal League America introduce you to this dreamboat today!For more information on how to adopt Peppermint Patty, Grammy or Handsome Harlem, please send an email to [email protected] for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:DartDark and handsome Dart (reference #180026) came to the shelter as a stray in mid-January. He is the most beautiful domestic medium-haired male, with such a shiny black coat. He is estimated to be just about 5 years old.Dart loves to explore and check out his surroundings, then he is ready to take a seat right on your lap to collect his abundance of petting, love and affection. This very handsome boy is up to date on all his vaccines, neutered and is now micro chipped. Dart is hoping to be lucky enough to find his forever home very soon!TinselReady to fall in love? Meet Tinsel (reference #170670). This very handsome and friendly 8-year-old neutered male is single and ready to mingle his way into a new forever home. Since arriving at the shelter as a stray in early December from an industrial garage, he has been given the TLC treatment and has made shelter staff and volunteers fall head-over- heels in love with him. It is now time for him to start the next part of his journey and find a loving home of his own.For more information about adopting Dart and Tinsel, call the Town of Oyster BayAnimal Shelter at 516-677-5784.Available for adoption at The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter:MonicaGorgeous gal Monica is a 5-year-old Pit Bull Mix who is described as an energetic and playful girl who knows her commands, and even enjoys the company of other dogs. She’s also proving herself to be an agility champ. Due to her exuberance, she would do best in an active home with kids 10 years old and up.For more information about adopting her, call the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-944-8220Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:CharleneCharlene (almost) has it all. A vibrant Calico coat with gorgeous patchwork, a brightpersonality to match, she’s less than 2 years old and is as friendly as they come. The only thing Charlene is missing is her own forever family. Charlene was rescued as a friendly feral during a TNR (Trap/Neter/Return) project in Patchogue and is now ready to go home with you today!For more information on adopting sweet Charlene, contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org or call 631-425- 1884.As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass iton!last_img read more

Iheanacho’s coach raises alarm, says Leicester players showing signs of coronavirus

first_imgFear of coronavirus is now the beginning of wisdom for  Brendan Rodgers who revealed that “a few players” in his Leicester squad have shown “symptoms and signs” of the deadly virus. English football has so far avoided making the drastic calls that other leading divisions in Europe have been forced into. Serie A has shut down in Italy – with Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini contracting coronavirus – with La Liga revealing that they will be doing likewise for the next two rounds of fixtures. Various other leagues have moved games behind closed doors, while similar events are being played out in the Champions League and Europa League. Rodgers is among those hoping that turnstiles can remain open in England, but admits that Leicester and their domestic rivals must listen and adhere to the advice of relevant authorities. He added: “Of course, from a football perspective, it would be a shame, but the public’s health is the most important aspect in all of this. “Working in football, it’s about having that agility to move with what’s happening in football. We’re guided by football and federations. We have to press on with our work and prepare as normal. Read Also:Rodgers calls on Iheanacho, others to step up in Vardy’s absence “The game is all about the players and the fans. If you have one of those not there, it’s obviously not the same.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… As a result, the Foxes have made sure that those concerned are taking in a period of self-isolation. They have been kept away from the rest of the first-team fold, in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading, but it remains to be seen what view authorities will take on the situation at the King Power Stadium. As things stand, Leicester’s trip to Watford on Saturday is due to take place as planned. Arsenal, however, saw their Premier League meeting with Manchester City postponed on Wednesday after members of the Gunners staff came into contact with Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis – who has tested positive for Covid-19 – during a Europa League encounter between the two clubs. There is no indication at present that the Foxes will be forced to shelve their plans to head to Vicarage Road. Rodgers believes all regulations have been adhered to, telling reporters: “We’ve had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs (of coronavirus). “We’ve followed procedures and (as a precaution) they have been kept away from the squad.” Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular MoviesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Watford extend winning run

first_imgIt’s second against third in the Premier League tonight.Arsenal can move to within 2 points of leaders Leicester if they get a victory at home to Manchester City. The German’s reign at Anfield has produced inconsistent results so far, with just three Premier League wins in his opening nine games.Liverpool face Leicester on St. Stephen’s Day, and Klopp says they’ll be working hard to improve on their recent performances.Swansea stay in the bottom three after a scoreless draw with West Ham.last_img read more

Photos: Texas A&M’s Kyle Field Now Has Grass

first_imgview of Texas A&M's Kyle Field.@12thManFor much of the offseason, the playing surface at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field has looked more like a parking lot than it has a football field. With the Aggies’ renovating their stadium, Kyle Field has been without grass for months. The grass is back. Texas A&M has been installing its playing surface at Kyle Field over the last day or so. It looks great. Real spot! The NEW Kyle Field!! #12thman #GigEm pic.twitter.com/d8OIn7sOyQ— Jeff Banks (@jbsttamu) July 29, 2015West side almost done #kylefield pic.twitter.com/kNNkm2yMF8— Mendl (@CzechMendl) July 31, 2015Took a tour of Kyle Field at Texas A&M this morning. Impressive stuff. Largest SEC stadium. pic.twitter.com/GDOstRYXn1— Jarom Jordan (@jaromjordan) July 31, 2015 @12thMan@12thManLooking good, Aggies. Texas A&M’s first home game is set to take place Sept. 12 against Ball State.last_img read more

ESPN’s Mike Golic Will Attempt To Eat 36 Mini-Doughnuts In 1 Hour Tomorrow

first_imgESPN's Mike Golic.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12: Sports media personality Mike Golic attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)ESPN radio host Mike Golic will attempt an interesting feat Thursday morning. Golic, in response to a bet from Jon “Stugotz” Weiner over at The Dan Le Batard Show, will try to eat 36 mini-doughnuts in an hour, live on-air during Mike & Mike. Stugotz accomplished the feat in a three-hour time period last week, but had a rough time in the process. Tomorrow, @espngolic will attempt to eat 36 powdered mini donuts in ONE HOUR! Retweet if you think he will do it. https://t.co/x9qtyV0uaC— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) November 11, 2015Wondering just how big these doughnuts are? Here’s a shot of Stugotz’ plate before he started chowing down.Happy Thursday from the @LeBatardShow!!! pic.twitter.com/KMf6a53O2F— Charlie Hulme (@charlie_hulme) November 5, 2015The stakes? Should Golic finish the doughnuts in an hour, Stugotz will have to shave his head. If Golic cannot get through them, he’ll have to do something on the Le Batard Show’s “Grid Of Death.”Will he pull it off? We’ll find out tomorrow morning.last_img read more

MMIW Inquiry hears that RCMP kept information from family for decades

first_imgJohn Murray APTN National NewsRoddy Sampare stood before the commissioners at the national inquiry hearings in Smithers, B.C. and told the story of his family’s tragedy like he had told it a thousand times before.“The pain doesn’t go away,” he said. “You know, I was sitting in the other room listening to the people who lost their loved ones through murder. At least some of them had the chance to bury their loved one. “We didn’t get that chance. It really hurts inside.”His sister, Virginia Sampare, from the Gitsegukla First Nation, an hour by car from Smithers, vanished on Oct. 14, 1971.At some point around 1995, the RCMP closed her file and didn’t reopen it until the Pickton investigation.Police believed she was a victim of Robert Picton – a pig farmer in British Columbia who was convicted of second degree murder in the deaths of six women.But Virginia Sampare’s DNA never turned up on Picton’s farm.It left the family in limbo because the police didn’t share any information with the family – until yesterday.Winnie Sampare, Virginia’s sister, stood at the inquiry in disbelief, to talk about the family meeting with the RCMP.“We actually met with them yesterday,” Winnie Sampare said. “The other shocking information for us was that he shared that our chief councillor and others had gone to the RCMP detachment and told them that there was footprints found at the Gitsegukla River and they believe that it was hers.“The reason why I say it was shocking information is that information from the Chief Councillor wasn’t shared with the family. This was new to us yesterday.”The band council, and the RCMP kept the information from the family for more than 45 years.“To me that sounds like maybe that’s why they stopped the search,” she said. “We don’t know.”Even with this new information, Roddy Sampare said he still doesn’t trust the police.“I feel the RCMP isn’t telling us the whole story when they talk to us and tell us the file is closed,” he said. “I asked for a copy of the file and they wouldn’t give it to me.”And this new information has left him, and the rest of the Sampare family, confused.“I can’t see it. The whole area is just rocks. You can’t leave footprints on the rocks, unless you have muddy feet I guess. So I don’t know what’s happening there,” he said.Roddy Sampare said he didn’t feel he was given enough time to review the file, and asked for a copy, but RCMP declined.He told the inquiry the last time they heard from the RCMP before Tuesday was during the Pickton investigation.Today marks day two of testimony at the public hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at the The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre.Roddy Sampare told the commissioners that his sister was listed on the band list as deceased.His mother asked him to accompany her to a band council meeting so she could ask a question.“So she asked the band, she said, if my daughter is deceased can you take me to where she is at so I can bring her home and put her to rest,” Sampare said. “That’s what my mom said to the band council at the time.“So today on the band list she is listed as missing.”The last day for testimony at the Smithers hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is Thursday.Contact John here: [email protected]last_img read more

RBC CEO Dave McKay says battleground for financial institutions is data

first_imgTORONTO – Royal Bank of Canada’s chief executive says data is the battleground for banks that will determine the future success of financial institutions.Dave McKay said during a speech in Toronto on Monday that in the past banks needed economies of scale to succeed, but due to technological advances, they will need data scale in the future.He added during the Sibos banking and financial conference that technology platforms have created ecosystems which have a deep understanding of the customer’s life.McKay said over the next few years, banks will have to decide how they’re going to compete — which may require a rethink of their core value strategies.He also pointed to the potential of artificial intelligence and blockchain, and said banks will have to adapt and evolve further and faster than they have in the past.McKay’s comments came as RBC announced a partnership with J.P. Morgan and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. to launch the Interbank Information Network, which uses blockchain to facilitate easier global payments.“For banks, like every other business, the battleground will be data. Whereas in the past banks needed economic scale to succeed, in the future they will also need data scale,” he said.“This can be gained through existing franchises, or increasingly through strategic partnerships, and the use of open APIs, to enable them to create a platform effect.”last_img read more