15 Jun

Im/migrant rights solidarity from India

first_imgThe Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) and its mass organizations are carrying out solidarity protests against the separation of families and attacks on migrants and refugees in the U.S. Participating in an action on June 25 were the Delhi State committees of the All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), All India Mahila Sanskritik Sangathan (AIMSS), All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO), and All India Democratic Youth Organisation (AIDYO). These groups held a joint demonstration against the gross violation of human rights of refugees and migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

4 May

Brazilian Navy orders H135 helicopters from Airbus

first_img Share this article View post tag: Airbus The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twinengine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1).According to Airbus, the aircraft is being procured for special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation.Two of these aircraft will be equipped with aeromedical kits. Other equipment will include a cargo hook, an emergency flotation system, a winch, as well as weather radar.The aircraft, which will replace the current light twin-engine AS355s, could also carry out missions in the frame of the Brazilian Antarctic Programme in the near future.The H135 is also one of the contenders in the US Navy’s helicopter trainer replacement program.“We are extremely happy to sign this contract, which consolidates and extends the partnership we have had for over 40 years with the Brazilian Navy, our very first customer in the country,” said Richard Marelli, Helibras president and Airbus head of country in Brazil.Airbus’ Brazilian subsidiary Helibras is already delivering H225M helicopters to the Brazilian Navy as part of the Brazilian H-XBR Program which will see Helibras deliver a total of 50 H225Ms to the Brazilian armed forces.The Brazilian Navy is set to receive a total of 16 units for anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance aboard the recently-acquired helicopter carrier PHM Atlantico and the amphibious ship NDM Bahia, among other missions. View post tag: H135center_img Photo: Airbus photo of an H135 helicopter View post tag: Brazilian Navylast_img read more

18 Dec

Using data to identify areas of improvement within your credit union

first_imgThe secret: peer analytics software that automates the benchmarking and also let a report be created as wanted. How do you stack up against your competitors? The question is blunt, answers may cause discomfort, but know this: there is no more direct way to measure the success or failings of a credit union than by taking a deep comparative dive into how it is performing against similar institutions.Even better: doing peer analytics may uncover growth strategies you need to pursue.Exactly where do you stand in asset quality, loan/deposit mix, default rates, and profits per member?  Smart computer tools put that information at your fingertips.Historically of course a credit union executive has waited for release of call report data by the regulator and used that as a way to benchmark against competitors. That was good, for its time. But there now are more pinpointed – and up to date – ways to do this benchmarking. continue reading »center_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

21 Sep

Johnny come home

first_imgBrian O’Driscoll admits it would boost Ireland’s World Cup hopes if the union was able to buy Johnny Sexton out of his Racing Metro contract. “I don’t want to talk out of turn where Johnny is contracted to Racing, and I think it would be disrespectful to them to say we were looking at taking him away from them,” he said. “I think everyone is in agreement that we didn’t want to see him go, and if a situation arose where he did come back, and some agreement was made, I don’t see that possibly being a negative. “I know that he’d be welcomed back into the fold from a provincial point of view. “And I’m sure the national management would like to be able to control his game-time a little bit more than they currently can. “I suppose it’s one just to wait out and we’ll see what happens.” Centre Luke Marshall is out of Saturday’s Italy clash after suffering a concussion in Ulster’s routine home victory over Newport Dragons on Friday night. The 22-year-old suffered three quickfire concussions last term that led to him being unable to tour North America with Ireland in the summer. Ireland bosses hope flanker Peter O’Mahony will train fully on Tuesday after hamstring trouble, to prove his fitness to face Italy in the weekend’s penultimate RBS 6 Nations clash. French Top 14 club Racing last week predicted Sexton would miss between 10 days and six weeks with the thumb problem he suffered in the 13-10 England defeat. The Irish Rugby Football Union quickly released a statement clarifying Ireland’s medics still expected him to recover in time to face Italy this Saturday. Sexton’s move from Leinster to France last summer leaves the IRFU unable to control when he plays and when he rests. The 28-year-old suffered for overwork during Ireland’s autumn Test schedule, picking up a hamstring strain after 13 club games in just 10 weeks. Now this latest injury wrangle underlines head coach Joe Schmidt’s complaint that Ireland had “lost control of the player”. Sexton is contracted at Racing until summer 2015, but there have been suggestions the IRFU will seek to buy him out of the second year of his French contract to bring him back to Leinster. British and Irish Lions playmaker Sexton could see out his Racing deal and still return to Ireland in time for the World Cup, but he has struggled to settle in France and the Paris club have also endured a mixed campaign. Stalwart centre O’Driscoll refused to comment on behind-the-scenes dealings, but admitted Sexton’s return would be a boost to boss Schmidt’s preparations for the World Cup in England next year. Press Association Ireland’s coaching staff hope fly-half Sexton will be able to train on Tuesday, to end confusion surrounding his thumb ligament strain. “We’ll receive a further specialist review on Monday, and the hope is that he will be made available to us to train on Tuesday,” said Ireland team manager Michael Kearney. last_img read more

16 Sep

Rijiju expects best-ever haul in Tokyo, sets sight on 2028 Olympics

first_img Press Trust Of India COMMENT “With the time which is in our hand, we must ensure that India is no more a country which is not taken seriously in the Olympics. I will definitely not be satisfied as a sports minister of the country if we don’t win medals,” he said. The minister said nest year’s Tokyo Olympics is the immediate target but infrastructure needs to be put in place for future events for athletes to perform well. “Tokyo is an immediate target with the existing talent. We cannot create champions overnight. It’s not possible to create world champions in a year or two. We have to ensure that the entire infrastructure is in place,” Rijiju said.”Having said that, we have certain existing talents at our disposal and we have to make the best of it. I hope Tokyo 2020 will be a good platform for India to have a best-ever Olympic performance but we have limitations. However, there is nothing stopping us from 2024 Paris and especially the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics which is more than 8 years away” he added.READ: Lost in translation: swimmer Sun Yang’s doping case hits interpretation snagOn performing well at international eventsRijiju also emphasised on the need to do well at international sporting events.”As a young nation, we can’t afford to lag behind in the international level of competition — be it the Olympics, Asian Games or any of the world championships.”We are a young nation that’s why we have to set an ambitious target. In the meeting with IOA (national Olympic body) and NSFs (sports federations), I had given them a very ambitious target. It’s not easy but not impossible either,” he said. “We are rising. In the last six months, our ranking and performance has increased. Most of the results I’ve calculatedare the best-ever,” he said.READ: India’s chess wizard Viswanathan Anand turns 50READ: David Schumacher to race in MRF Challenge SUBSCRIBE TO US “If we can’t prepare ourselves for something that far (2028 Los Angeles Olympics)  then we have to blame ourselves in terms of policymaking, setting a direction and channelising the resources,” Rijiju said at FICCI’s “Turf 2019” Global Sports Summit First Published: 11th December, 2019 15:03 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 16:10 IST Rijiju Expects Best-ever Haul In Tokyo, Sets Sight On 2028 Olympics Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is hoping for a best-ever medal haul from the country’s athletes in the Tokyo Olympics. Also has a vision for 2028 Olympics Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is hoping for a best-ever medal haul from the country’s athletes in the Tokyo Olympics but warned that the blame would lie with all the stakeholders if India fails to put up a good show in the 2028 Games. Rijiju said eight years should be enough for India to prepare its best for the Los Angeles Olympics.F1: Watch young Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen battle in kart raceKiren Rijiju on 2028 preparations Written By LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more