Thousands in Ukraine protest Kiev regime

first_imgMass rally in Kharkiv against right-wing junta.Photo: BorotbaAs reported by the Union Borotba (Struggle), a mass protest took place on the March 8 International Women’s Day holiday in Kharkiv city center in the eastern Ukraine. Many of the thousands carried red flags and gathered near the monument to Lenin, “which we managed to protect from the Nazis during recent rallies.”Borotba describes itself as representing four or five anti-capitalist and anti-racist groups, including former members of the youth organization of the Communist Party of Ukraine.Participants denounced the new Kiev regime as representing a collaboration of the oligarchs and Nazis who, unable to cope with the socioeconomic crisis looming in Ukraine, are trying to dump the costs onto the majority of working people.The speakers also opposed war within Ukraine, arguing that workers in western Ukraine are not their enemies. They attacked the Kiev right-wing junta for trying to “bang their heads” against the people living in the southeast of the country.Borotba reported that the Kiev regime had sent political police to Kharkiv who tried to intimidate printers from printing leaflets against the coup “government.” They were printed anyway.For more information on the protest or on the Borotba program, see a longer article online at workers.org or the English section of borotba.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

“Spending On Propaganda Through Ad Expenses, Not Paying MCD Salaries – Is This Not Criminal?” Delhi High Court To Delhi Govt

first_imgNews Updates”Spending On Propaganda Through Ad Expenses, Not Paying MCD Salaries – Is This Not Criminal?” Delhi High Court To Delhi Govt Shreya Agarwal5 April 2021 7:22 AMShare This – xA bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court lashed out at the Delhi government today while hearing a case against non-payment of salaries and pensions to employees and pensioners of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi. The bench said to the counsel for the Delhi Government, “We don’t live in ivory towers. There are full page ads everyday in newspapers…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court lashed out at the Delhi government today while hearing a case against non-payment of salaries and pensions to employees and pensioners of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi. The bench said to the counsel for the Delhi Government, “We don’t live in ivory towers. There are full page ads everyday in newspapers with pictures of politicians. We have seen those and you would’ve as well – spending money in these times on propaganda (while salaries are pending) is this not criminal?”Observing this, the Court dismissed an application by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) asking for time until Apr 30 to clear the dues in question. The counsel for NDMC informed the Court that despite the court’s earlier order of Mar 24 wherein the Delhi government was directed to make remaining payments of all the Municipal Corporations on the revised estimates of the Basic Tax Assignment (BTA) by Apr 5, these payments had not been made to them.As such, while pensions and salaries had been paid by them till Jan 2021 for all employees and till Feb 2021 for Sarai Karamcharis, the corporation still needed time to clear of all dues.Responding to the prayer, the court said, “The right of employees to receive salaries and pensions is a fundamental right. We are not inclined to pass any order which would continue to infringe this right.”It also told the MCDs that if they had employed people, they must find means to pay and that non availability of funds was no excuse to not pay on time. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation informed the Court that it had cleared all dues till March.Responding to the MCDs’ prayer for release of the revised estimates of BTA, on which the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) submitted that out of the revised estimate of Rs. 405.27 cr for the financial year only Rs. 119.88 cr had been released till now, Sr. Adv. Sandeep Sethi appearing for the Delhi Government submitted that the SDMC is the most profitable corporation and gets the largest chunk of revenues and that the Delhi Government “is under severe pressure” financially.He further argued that while many other states get grants from the Central Government, Delhi was not receiving any such grant.Refusing to accept this stance, Justice Sanghi said, “If you have a grievance about not receiving grants from Centre raise it (in a petition) and we will deal with it, but this is not the time to raise these adjustments. You can’t shrug off your liabilities.”The Court went a step further and observed that the political parties would gain more goodwill by ensuring payments to these employees, rather than through the advertisements in the newspapers.Upon the court’s Mar 24 order, the Delhi government, represented by Additional Standing Counsel Satyakam had earlier told the court that they had incurred a huge deficit in revenue generation due to the pandemic and would release the amount in April.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

SMC elects SAB, SDB, RHA leaders

first_imgSix new leaders have been elected to top positions in Saint Mary’s Student Activities Board (SAB), Student Diversity Board (SDB) and Resident Hall Association (RHA). Juniors Allie Courtney and Caitlyn Wonski have been elected as president and vice president of SAB. Courtney said they plan to continue to improve SAB events. “We want to increase participation in SAB events on campus and subsequently increase the spirit for Saint Mary’s in the student body,” she said. “We really want to unite the student body through common interests in events and creating programs and events that students enjoy together.” They also want to improve SMC Tostal by incorporating a daytime carnival with free food. Courtney and Wonski also plan to reinstate SAB’s Midnight Madness, a class competition that was cancelled three years ago. Wonski said their first goal is planning the Belle’s Bash event for the first weekend back to school in the fall. “We just want to let the student body know that we are so appreciative of their support and we hope to continue improving the quality of life on campus for them,” Courtney said. “We do this because we want everyone to love Saint Mary’s as much as we do.” Juniors Kelly Reidenbach and Guadalupe Quintana will serve as president and vice president of Student Diversity Board. They said they hope to promote diversity at Saint Mary’s and teach the student body that diversity does not mean minority. First on their agenda is motivating students to get involved with the board, Quintana said. “We always talk about the change we want to see in the world,” Quintana said, “and SDB is the perfect place to start. We have the power and opportunity to be the voice for those who are not so well represented or whose voice is not heard…[our job] is very rewarding.” Reidenbach also said they plan to organize the International Meet and Greet that will take place next semester. Junior Kat Nelson will serve as president of RHA, with sophomore Sarah Copi as her vice president. Nelson said the theme for RHA this year is “There’s No Place Like Home.” First on their agenda is to meet with the advisors and vice president of Residence Life at Saint Mary’s. Next, they plan to recruit board members and to create a budget for the upcoming year. Nelson said she and Copi plan to schedule a forum where students can come and voice their expectations for RHA next year. Turnover is scheduled for April 1.last_img read more

Knockout slow processes at your credit union

first_imgToday’s consumers are conditioned to expect more and more information – quickly. This is changing your members’ expectations. They want information anywhere they are and they expect it now.Are your branches ready to deliver it?The counterpunchTime consuming processes slow down branch operations and frustrate members. Enterprise content management (ECM) allows you capture documents and information electronically and store it in a secure, central location. Users quickly access what they need with a few simple mouse-clicks. By breaking free from slow and inaccurate processes, your credit union is empowered to deliver superior member service.A one-two punchLet’s take a look at a couple hooks you can deliver to put branch inefficiencies on the ropes:Account set upEvery transaction associated with account setup and maintenance produces documents that need to be stored by your credit union. With an increase in regulations and compliance initiatives, your credit union needs a consistent way to process these transactions while lowering overall costs without delaying new memberships.ECM allows your credit union to recreate paper based forms into electronic forms that can be accessed through your intranet, web site and home banking platforms. This results in a reduction in overall processing time per transaction and a detailed history. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: www.onbase.com Details Wire transfersA wire transfer request and execution has a lot of variables in play that can affect the overall cost and time involved to complete the transaction. Everything from filling out the request document to errors in data entry to gathering the appropriate approvals can determine how much a single wire transfer costs.ECM enables your credit union to minimize the amount of paper and create a consistent and repeatable process for every wire transfer request. Utilizing the electronic forms togather the necessary information and then routing them through the ECM’s workflow engine, the overall time to complete a request is drastically cut.The final roundIn the initial rounds, ECM empowers you to capture documents and information electronically and store them in a secure, central location. By breaking free from the costs, risks and restraints of relying on paper and manual processes, your credit union is enabled to deliver superior service.But, to deliver the knockout punch, you need to integrate ECM not only with your core banking platform, but also other important systems across your institution such as your loan origination system or accounting software. This TKO eliminates the need to switch screens to find information in every department of your credit union. You will decrease process times while increasing the ability to access important information from account maintenance to wire transfers and beyond.Your members will thank you as you hoist up that championship belt signifying your victory!last_img read more

Every Syracuse head coach’s opinion on paying college athletes

first_imgAmong the biggest controversies in sports is the ongoing debate over whether the NCAA should compensate college athletes.Across the country, states are beginning to pass legislation that would force the NCAA to reform its structure and redefine amateurism. In California, the recently passed Fair Pay to Play Act allows college athletes to hire agents and make money off endorsements. That and other ongoing proposals, including in New York, forced the NCAA — which annually reports more than $1 billion in revenue — to respond.In late October, the NCAA’s board of governors unanimously voted to move toward allowing players to profit off their names, image and likeness. Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in a statement, “We appreciate and support the NCAA Board of Governors’ recent action that paves the way for student-athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.”As it stands now, college athletes aren’t allowed to receive compensation aside from their scholarships. In 2017, Central Florida’s kicker was ruled ineligible because he made money off his YouTube channel. After the NCAA’s October decision, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim addressed the issue after a preseason scrimmage against Carleton for five minutes and nine seconds, then walked away from the podium without taking follow-up questions. He called the situation a “real difficult puzzle” and said allowing players to profit would stir more inequality and other unintended consequences.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text “It’s a good idea, but it’s a bad idea if it gets to a point where people are getting $20,000 here, $10,000, $15,000, $20,000,” Boeheim said. “If they go here, they’re going to get a $40,000 commercial. Because that’s what’s going to happen.”“I don’t see it,” Boeheim added. “I don’t see how it’s good.”Here’s how the rest of the head coaches at Syracuse see it. Dino Babers, Football“First of all, I think it’s good that people can use their own likenesses for financial gain,” Babers told Brent Axe on ESPN radio in October. “That’s awesome, and kind of the American way.”“From the NCAA standpoint, we gotta be careful, because it’s going to be really interesting how they balance it out for everyone,” Babers said in that interview. “Because if you’re talking about a quarterback or running back getting benefits, you know, it’s interesting that they probably wouldn’t get those benefits if it wasn’t for an O-lineman.John Desko, Men’s Lacrosse“I guess we’ve talked about that a little bit, not a lot because I’m not sure it would affect our sport,” Desko said. “I’m not so sure how many would pay for the likeness of a lacrosse player, but I’m sure maybe there’s a couple locally that would be interested. But it’s all speculation for me at this point.”Gary Gait, Women’s Lacrosse“I actually haven’t even thought about it, so it doesn’t affect our team. So haven’t even worried about it, haven’t really put any time into that,” Gait said.Quentin Hillsman, Women’s Basketball“The hard thing about college is this: You come to college, and you’re an athlete, and you work hard, play for your university,” Hillsman said.“I have no problem with players being compensated fairly. And I believe in that. I think that some of the things that they’re doing for cost of attendance and things like that has accomplished that. So, whatever the powers that be rule on that, I’m good with it,” Hillsman said.Nicky Adams, Women’s SoccerAdams has been involved in college sports for more than 20 years. As a player in the late-1990s, Adams led Texas A&M to two Big 12 titles and was nominated for the Herman Award — the women’s soccer version of the Heisman Trophy — twice.Despite her experience, Adams said she doesn’t have a strong opinion on the issue, calling it a “crazy topic where there’s so much that goes into it.”“We’re still trying to figure everything out,” Adams said.Brien Bell, Cross Country/Track and FieldBell said his view aligns with Wildhack and he takes the university’s stance on the issue. When asked about the proposed legislation in New York that would pay college athletes evenly based on each athletic department’s annual revenue, Bell had no comment.Ange Bradley, Field HockeyBradley has been coaching college field hockey since 1991, but she said she’s “really not familiar with the rules or laws” of paying college athletes. Bradley noted that paying players is “beyond what we do,” but “to have an education is an outstanding opportunity for anyone in life.”As a non-revenue sport, field hockey likely wouldn’t be a sport significantly affected by college athletes being able to profit off their names, images and likenesses. The proposed legislation in New York, though, would make Bradley’s players compensated just as much as Boeheim’s. Still, Bradley said she hasn’t thought about that possibility. Paul Flanagan, Ice Hockey“I don’t look at it probably like coach Boeheim, coach Babers and coach Desko, I guess. In our sport I don’t think it’s that much of an issue. So, do I think that some of these kids in these more high-profile sports are deserving of some type of remuneration? I don’t know,” Flanagan said.Flanagan added: “You look at a school like ours, or just down the road a school like Colgate, that’s got all these Division I sports, how are schools going to do it financially?… In some way shape or form some of these elite athletes, they’re rewarded eventually…I think that somewhere in there maybe there will be a compromise, but I don’t have the answer to that.”Leonid Yelin, Volleyball “I know what you want to ask, but you know, I don’t even have (an) answer,” Yelin said. “You can ask, but I don’t have – I don’t think so, not me. I don’t think anyone has (an) answer (right) now.”“I’m just telling you in the future. You can ask anyone (on the team). I can tell you, nobody is going to give you an answer just because nobody knows (the solution),” Yelin said.Shannon Doepking, Softball“I think softball is so far off from that, that it is not really something that we think about, to be honest. I think softball is just a different beast in its own that it is not something that I think is going to affect us in any way,” Doepking said. “So honestly, it is not something that I think about ever.”Younes Limam, Tennis “Quite honestly, right now, we have more things to worry about,” Limam said. “I haven’t really thought about it too much.”Dave Reischman and Luke McGee, Men’s and Women’s RowingReischman “respectfully” declined to comment, and McGee did not respond when asked whether college athletes should get paid.Syracuse men’s soccer head coach Ian McIntyre could not be reached for comment. Comments Published on March 8, 2020 at 11:16 pm * * indicates requiredcenter_img Sign up for The Daily Orange Newsletter Email Address * Relation to SU Current StudentEmployee of SUAlumniParent of Current/Former StudentLocal CNY ResidentOther Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more