Statoil plans spin-off of its fuel station business

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL NORWEGIAN oil company Statoil is readying a fourth-quarter flotation of its international chain of gas stations, joining the industry trend to focus on more lucrative upstream operations.The retail division’s listing on the Oslo stock exchange will test the appetite for new share offerings in Norway along with the expected IPO of insurance group Gjensidige due in late 2010.Analyst Trond Omdal at Arctic Securities said he had estimated a potential market capitalisation for the unit of 10-12bn Norwegian crowns, but added that it could fetch more based on recent strong earnings. “We will move forward with preparing for the listing and then we’ll see whether we get the right value,” Statoil chief executive Helge Lund said. Lund declined to comment on the potential value the IPO. He said Statoil expected to keep more than 50 per cent of the division during the bourse listing. Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the KCS-content Thursday 2 September 2010 7:29 pm Show Comments ▼ Statoil plans spin-off of its fuel station business whatsapp last_img read more

Tax officials’ bonuses to be curbed after bumper 2010

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Circus Circus sues AIG over unpaid Covid-19 claim

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Email Address Circus Circus sues AIG over unpaid Covid-19 claim Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Regions: US Nevadacenter_img 8th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Circus Circus Casino has filed a lawsuit against insurance company AIG for damages exceeding $75m in the United States District Court for Nevada, arguing the operator’s AIG insurance policy failed to cover “all risks” as specified during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.The operator entered into an insurance agreement with AIG starting in December 2019 providing coverage of up to $500m to Circus Circus against “all risks of direct physical loss or damage to insured property from a covered cause of loss”.A “covered cause” in the policy refers to any that is not specifically excluded.The operator said that a “highly contagious disease for which there is no known vaccine” was not excluded, nor were government stay-at-home orders. The policy came to a cost of $1.6m per year.Read more on iGB North America. Circus Circus Casino has filed a lawsuit against insurance company AIG for damages exceeding $75m in the United States District Court for Nevada, arguing the operator’s AIG insurance policy failed to cover “all risks” as specified during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Seed Co Limited HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgSeed Co Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Seed Co Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co Limited (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSeed Co Limited is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, supplying hybrid maize seed to commercial farmers as well as wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. The seeds is grown from parent seeds under contract by an established network of seed producers. Innovation and pioneering breeding methods drive the Seed Company’s success; having successfully developed hybrid crop seed varieties in Zimbabwe that are recorded as the highest yielding varieties in their class. The Seed Company has a dedicated research team; producing hybrid crop seeds and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties that are suitable and adaptable for Zimbabwe’s ecological conditions. Seed Co Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I used to be afraid of a stock market crash. Now I look forward to them

first_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Who’s afraid of a stock market crash? I used to be, when I first started investing in shares and funds. Not so much now.I’m sure I’m not alone. Most novice investors assume a stock market crash must be a bad thing. It sounds logical. Who wants to see the value of their portfolio – or any other asset – drop by up to a third in a matter of days or weeks? That’s going to hurt. So why am I so calm about the prospect?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I started investing seriously at the end of the technology boom of the late 1990s, and got my fingers badly burnt. 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Instan a los episcopales a actuar para proteger el Refugio…

first_imgInstan a los episcopales a actuar para proteger el Refugio Nacional de la Vida Salvaje del Ártico Las compañías energéticas codician ‘el sagrado lugar donde empieza la vida’ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Foto de U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.[Episcopal News Service] Para las compañías productoras de energía, el Refugio Nacional de la Vida Salvaje del Ártico, en particular su planicie costera de 607.000 hectáreas, representa una valiosa veta potencial de petróleo y gas natural. Para los gwich’in, el pueblo indígena que durante siglos lo ha llamado su hogar, [el sitio] es sagrado.Este conflicto lleva andando durante más de 30 años de un debate contencioso respecto a si esta planicie costera debe de abrirse a la explotación petrolera o mantenerse como un hábitat intocado. El ecosistema biológicamente diverso es el hogar del caribú Purcopine, de osos polares, de lobos grises, de ovejas Dall, del toro almizclero, de 42 especies de peces y de más de 200 especies de aves.Es un debate permanente que sólo el Congreso de EE.UU. puede resolver, y una vez más está en el radar con la reciente introducción de un proyecto de ley en la Cámara que designaría la planicie costera como una zona virgen, que quedaría definitivamente al margen de la explotación de hidrocarburos. El 21 de abril —la víspera del Día de la Tierra— y como parte de la campaña de 30 Días de Acción de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS), se instará a los episcopales a abogar a favor de la designación de la planicie costera como zona virgen.Situado en el extremo del refugio ártico sobre la costa del mar de Beaufort, justo al este de los campos petrolíferos de la bahía de Prudhoe, la planicie costera es el territorio donde se reproduce el caribú Purcopine, llamado así por el vecino río Purcopine.El pueblo Gwich’in, que ha dependido del caribú durante miles de años, se refiere a la planicie costera como “el lugar sagrado donde empieza la vida”.Los gwich’in, el 90 por ciento de los cuales son episcopales, se han enfrentado a los funcionarios conservadores de su estado para proteger la planicie costera del desarrollo y de la perforación petrolífera. La designación de zona virgen también protegería los derechos culturales y de subsistencia del pueblo gwich’in.“Dependemos de las manadas de caribúes Purcopine para nuestra supervivencia y si la salud de esa manada se ve amenazada, ello amenaza nuestro modo de vida. Un día tendremos que volver a una vida más sencilla y no podremos hacerlo si la manada se ha ido”, dijo Princess Daazhraii Johnson, episcopal de toda la vida y ex directora ejecutiva del Comité Directivo Gwich’in.En1988, miembros provenientes de toda la Nación Gwich’in se reunieron en Arctic Village, Alaska, en el rincón sudeste del refugio ártico, para una asamblea peculiar en más de un siglo. Acudieron en aerotaxis provenientes de 15 remotas aldeas, dispersas a través del nordeste de Alaska y el noroeste de Canadá —aldeas localizadas en la ruta migratoria del caribú— y crearon el Comité Directivo Gwich’in, explicó Johnson, en una llamada telefónica con Episcopal News Service desde la iglesia episcopal de San Mateo [St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church] en Fairbanks.“No habíamos tenido una reunión como esta en 100 años, pero esta fue una discusión seria”, explicó ella. “Yo tenía 14 años en ese momento. Mi familia asistió a la reunión. Yo no estuve, pero las ramificaciones tuvieron un gran impacto en mi vida”.Noventa y cinco por ciento de la Ladera Norte de Alaska ya está abierta al desarrollo, dijo Johnson. Abrir la planicie costera tendría una repercusión mundial.“Penetrar en el refugio es simbólico… Enviaría un mensaje de que no hay lugares permanentemente protegidos, [que] ningún lugar es sagrado”, dijo “ [que] nuestra sed por extraer petróleo va a sobreponerse a eso”.A través del debate, las voces indígenas han sido marginadas, y a las culturas nativas se les ha caracterizado como ingenuas, descartando el hecho de que los pueblos indígenas han vivido en su tierra ancestral en el Ártico durante siglos, y que han sufrido de primera mano los efectos del cambio climático.“Me siento muy agradecida de que la Iglesia Episcopal siempre ha elevado su voz”, dijo ella.La participación de la IglesiaLa Iglesia Episcopal ha estado en Alaska desde mediados del siglo XIX, y los gwich’in han sido casi en su totalidad miembros de la Iglesia, dijo el Rdo. Scott Fisher, rector de San Mateo, quien participó en la entrevista telefónica desde su parroquia.El apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal para proteger el refugio del Ártico, explicó él, comenzó en la Diócesis de Alaska, donde el clero gwich’in introdujo el asunto por primera vez y luego lo presentó ante la Convención General.En 1991, la Convención General aprobó una resolución por la que oponía a la explotación de petróleo en el refugio del Ártico y se comprometía a trabajar en pro de una legislación “para mejorar la eficiencia y la conservación energéticas de manera que perforar en esta zona prístina no sería necesario”.Clérigos gwich’in y el obispo de Alaska, Mark Lattime, posan para una foto en la iglesia episcopal de San Mateo en Fairbanks en junio de 2014, luego de una histórica eucaristía en lengua takudh. Foto cortesía de Scott Fisher.“El Refugio Nacional de la Vida Salvaje del Ártico es más que la preservación de una zona virgen establecida para proteger la pérdida de delicados ecosistemas árticos, es también un lugar sagrado: el hogar espiritual y cultural del pueblo gwich’in”, escribió [el Rvdmo.] Mark Lattimel, obispo de Alaska, en un e-mail a ENS, cuando le preguntaron sobre la importancia del continuo apoyo de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Todos los cristianos están llamados a buscar la justicia y la paz entre todos los pueblos, y a respetar la dignidad de todo ser humano. Esto es el voto sagrado del bautismo. Como obispo de la Diócesis Episcopal de Alaska, la Iglesia que la mayoría de los gwich’in identifica como suya, llamó a las personas de fe, especialmente a los episcopales, a escuchar la voz del pueblo gwich’in cuando procura proteger no sólo el medioambiente y la paz de su hogar, sino el respeto a su modo de vida y a la dignidad que éste conlleva”.In 2005 la Iglesia Episcopal se asoció con el Comité Directivo Gwich’in en un informe sobre las implicaciones en los derechos humanos de las perforaciones [petrolíferas] en el refugio.La perspectiva histórico-políticaEn 1960, un año después de que Alaska se convirtiera en estado, el presidente Dwight Eisenhower reservó 3,4 millones de hectáreas en la Ladera Norte y la designó “Pradera Nacional de la Vida Salvaje del Ártico”.Las crisis en el Oriente Medio de los años setenta, la rebelión de la OPEC de 1973-74 y la revolución de Irán de 1979 aumentaron dramáticamente los precios del petróleo, y la explotación en la bahía de Prudhoe, que anteriormente había sido demasiado costosa, se hizo rentable. En la actualidad es el mayor yacimiento petrolífero de América del Norte.En 1980, el presidente Jimmy Carter y el Congreso, en conformidad con la Ley de Conservación de Tierras de Interés Nacional en Alaska, aumentó en más del doble la zona de preservación, rebautizándola como “Refugio Nacional de la Vida Salvaje del Ártico”.Aunque la Ley de Conservación de Tierras de Interés Nacional en Alaska exigía que el estado pusiera la utilización [de recursos] para la subsistencia del pueblo indígena por encima de todo lo demás y prohibía las exploraciones de petróleo y gas en el rincón nordeste a lo largo de la planicie costera, dejó la posibilidad de futuras exploraciones en manos de congreso.En 1987, cuando Ronald Reagan era presidente, el Departamento del Interior de EE.UU. recomendó que el Congreso abriera la planicie costera a la explotación petrolífera. El presidente George H.W. Bush, que comenzó su presidencia en 1989, hizo de la perforación en el refugio una pieza central de su política energética, y a principios de marzo de 1989 un subcomité del Senado aprobó un arrendamiento en la planicie costera. El 24 de marzo de 1989, el Exxon Valdez vertió más de 11 millones de galones de petróleo crudo en el estrecho del Príncipe William.Cuando Irak invadió a Kuwait y más tarde incendió sus yacimientos petrolíferos, la posibilidad de perforar en el refugio del Ártico  adquirió nuevamente vigencia y finalmente se abrió paso en un paquete presupuestario que el presidente Bill Clinton vetó. Luego de los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre y de un aumento en los precios del petróleo, el presidente George W. Bush, al igual que su padre, pensó que perforar en la planicie costera debía de ser parte de la política energética del país.A principios de enero de este año, se presentó en la Cámara de Representantes federal con apoyo bipartidario la Ley de la Zona Virgen del Ártico Udall-Eisenhower .  Si es aprobada, protegería de manera permanente 4,9 millones de hectáreas —incluida la planicie costera. El 25 de enero el presidente Barack Obama respaldó el proyecto de ley. Si lo aprueban, la zona se convertiría en la mayor zona virgen protegida desde la aprobación de la Ley de Zonas Vírgenes en 1964.Defensa continuaLa Iglesia Episcopal se unió a otras comunidades religiosas para darle las gracias a Obama por tomar una medida que “representa un paso decisivo en la protección de una parte sagrada de la creación de Dios, y le damos las gracias por empeñarse en salvaguardar este tesoro nacional”.“Participamos en esta labor de defensa no sólo por nuestra preocupación de administrar la creación de Dios, sino también por mostrarnos en solidaridad con nuestros hermanos y hermanas gwich’in que viven en el Ártico y dependen de las manadas del caribú Purcopine para su subsistencia diaria”, dijo Jayce Hafner, analista de política nacional para la DFMS.La Iglesia Episcopal en su 77ª. Convención General en 2012 aprobó una legislación en la que decía que “estaba en solidaridad con esas comunidades que llevan las cargas del cambio climático global”, entre ellos los pueblos indígenas.“La Iglesia Episcopal, la comunidad religiosa en un sentido más amplio y otras [entidades] se han mostrado realmente solidarias de los gwich’in, pero para mí hay un panorama más grande y más amplio”, dijo Johnson. “Necesitamos una economía más compasiva y debemos pensar en el cambio climático: las personas más afectadas son indígenas, pero todo el mundo está afectado”.Los indígenas de Alaska ya han comenzado a experimentar cambios significativos en su entorno natural, explicó Johnson durante un panel sobre las repercusiones regionales del cambio climático. El panel fue parte del foro del 24 de marzo en Los Ángeles que tuvo lugar para crear conciencia a través de la Iglesia Episcopal de los efectos del cambio climático.“El Ártico es uno de los lugares del planeta que se está entibiando más rápidamente y estamos viendo derretirse las capas de hielo, nuestros glaciares están desapareciendo, la costra congelada se está derritiendo, [y hay] erosión costera”, dijo Johnson durante el foro. “Ya tenemos a comunidades enteras que deben ser relocalizadas”.El cambio climático es el cambio gradual en la temperatura global causado por acumulación de gases de efecto invernadero que atrapan el calor en la atmósfera y, en consecuencia, alteran la temperatura de la tierra. Algunas zonas se tornan más cálidas, así como otras se hacen más frías. Por ejemplo, la zona continental de Estados Unidos experimentó el invierno más frío que se conoce desde que comenzara este registro formal de las temperaturas a fines del siglo XIX, mientras que Alaska experimentó un invierno moderado para la estación.Proteger la planicie costera del Ártico es particularmente importante ahora mismo, dijo Hafner, mientras el planeta confronta las emisiones de carbón producidas por la extracción de combustible fósil, lo cual, a su vez, contribuye al cambio climático.“Estamos sosteniendo estas conversaciones en la esfera local de las comunidades parroquiales, en la esfera nacional con el Plan Presidencial para la Energía Limpia, y en el ámbito internacional con las negociaciones de la Convención sobre el Cambio Climático en el Marco de las Naciones Unidas que culminarán en París en diciembre”, afirmó ella.El objetivo de la conferencia de París es forjar un acuerdo internacional con vistas a que el mundo haga la transición hacia sociedades y economías resistentes y de bajo consumo de carbón. Si se logra, sería el primer tratado internacional vinculante en 20 años de conversaciones sobre el clima en las Naciones Unidas, y afectaría a países desarrollados y en vías de desarrollo.— Lynette Wilson es redactora de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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VC House / Dumay Arquitectos

first_img VC House / Dumay Arquitectos Houses Photographs ArchDaily Chile Alejandro Dumay claro Projects CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Huentaleuquen, Chile “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Dumay Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, CHC, Concón Maderas Impregnadas, Kitchen Center, Scanavini, Trimble Navigation VC House / Dumay ArquitectosSave this projectSaveVC House / Dumay Arquitectos 2018 Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Ignacio Infante Cobo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Area:  1722 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Ignacio Infante CoboRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Our architecture office has been requested to build a home in the North-Central coast of Chile, specifically in the Huentelauquen area. The region is arid, characterized by mild winds blowing from the coast inwards.Save this picture!© Ignacio Infante CoboSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Ignacio Infante CoboThe house is situated on a 5.000 m2 lot (6,000 yd2), on a mild 3 to 5% slope facing west, with a remarkable view of the Pacific Ocean. The building is located in the highest point of the lot, has the main access from the East, with a spectacular view of the tidal waves and sea breakers.Save this picture!© Ignacio Infante CoboSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Ignacio Infante CoboThe intervened area which is bounded in the lot, concentrates all the inside and outside area  which is delimited within  a perimeter of concrete foundations rustic, on top of which wooden and glass walls are erected, which provides a better thermal protection.  Save this picture!© Ignacio Infante CoboA close relation between the inside and outside program is proposed as a part of a same volume. The program is organized in three zones: a main bedroom and secondary bedroom in one side of the house; the public area connected to an inner patio; and a more independent bedrooms area at the other side of the house. An inner patio for public activities is protected  from the outside weather, namely wind, offers privacy. To the West, a large shaded terrace with built-on furniture faces an ocean view.   Save this picture!© Ignacio Infante CoboProject gallerySee allShow lessTimber House / KÜHNLEIN ArchitekturSelected ProjectsCampos House / ARKITITO ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Ignacio Infante Cobo+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDumay ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsHuentaleuquenOn FacebookChilePublished on July 05, 2020Cite: “VC House / Dumay Arquitectos” [Casa CV / Dumay Arquitectos] 05 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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

Long live the Intifada

first_imgOct. 19 — In every single part of Palestine — from the West Bank and Jerusalem to Occupied Palestine since 1948 — the most recent phase of the resistance to occupation and racism has impacted the Zionist settler population with fear and apprehension.Self-sacrificing Palestinian youths armed only with knives and determination have let the settler population know that they can no longer hide in their shopping malls, trendy downtowns with al-fresco dining and 24-hour cable-TV mindsets.Palestinian protesters take position during clashes with Israeli troops, Oct. 17.The Israeli settler population now finds itself in the same psychological place as the plantation class in Southampton County, Va., in 1831 when Nat Turner led a slave rebellion.Despite an estimated total of over $137 billion in direct U.S. aid in the form of military and economic grants since 1949, and with at least $3.74 billion paid out in 2015 (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, October 2015), the so-called “State of Israel” still has no answer to Palestinian resistance and steadfastness. The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon does not work in Jerusalem alleyways. The Merkava Mark IV battle tank, with its German MTU Friedrichshafen-designed diesel engine, doesn’t operate inside a Beersheva bus station. And cruise-missile-carrying, Dolphin-class submarines built in Germany offer no protection to Israeli settlers swimming and sunning on the beaches of Tel Aviv.Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has just issued a report titled “Israel’s Arbitrary Killings and Its System of Structural Violence.” It documents how Israel routinely violates the Geneva Convention and is guilty of war crimes. For example: “On July 23, Israeli forces killed Falah Hamdi Zamel Abumaria, 53, from the village of Beit Amr in Hebron. Soldiers stormed his house to detain his son, Muhammed; when they shot the younger man, Abumaria panicked and threw a pottery vase at the soldiers from his balcony. The soldiers responded by firing three live bullets at his chest.”This is why 16-year-olds attack settlers with knives. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fort Worth ISD takes a look at STAAR testing

first_imgFacebook Twitter Twitter Joey McReynolds Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Joey McReynolds + posts Linkedin Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Linkedin The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Previous articleFWISD general elections to occur soonNext articleFort Worth, TCU say goodbye to Jim Wright Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joey McReynolds Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Joey McReynolds Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Joey McReynolds ReddIt printSince the results of the math State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam for third through eighth graders will not be included for the 2015 state accountability system, many parents are asking why their child should take the exam this year.State law requires students in the fifth and eighth grade to pass the STAAR math and reading exam in order to proceed to the next grade level.“Adequate yearly progress started with No Child Left Behind, which is federal legislation that requires you to assess grades starting in 3rd grade for math and reading,” Chad Davis, the director of data and reporting at Fort Worth ISD, said. “Federally, schools are kept accountable based on scores in reading and math but the state of Texas requires testing in science and social studies as well.”Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced the new policy on April 8 after many discussions with superintendents across the state regarding new curriculum standards in mathematics for kindergarten through eighth grade.“The standards are more difficult and new to the teachers and students,” Sara Gillaspie, the principal of Westcliff Elementary School, said. “Normally, when TEKS has been rewritten for a subject, the state allows for a year to adjust.”STAAR testing concluded for students in Fort Worth ISD in late April; however, out of the 141 schools in FWISD, 24 schools need improvement and 55 schools made one or more distinctions in the 2013-2014 school year.The STAAR test is still relatively new, so each year the standard will increase. Currently, a student has to answer 55% of the questions correctly to meet the standard or pass the exam.Schools in Texas are judged by four progress measures: achievement, improvement, closing the achievement gap and college readiness. If all areas are met, the school has met the standard.If the school has exceptional scores, these schools are recognized with distinctions in math, science, reading or social studies. To see which campuses met standards and received distinctions in FWISD, you can look at the data.‘“For the most part I think the STAAR testing reflects both the teachers performance and the students,” Connie Smith, the principal of Tanglewood Elementary, said.Sara Arispie, the executive director of testing for FWISD, was not available to comment on how many parents decided to “opt out” their child for STAAR testing due to changes.“We all expected them to not count, but then they waited longer than usual to notify us that they would not count,” Gillaspie said.Smith says that students at Tanglewood were prepared for testing this year, despite the changing standards that were relocated to different grades.“I tell the kids it’s like spring training,” Smith said. “You prepare so much with benchmarks, and on opening day you should not be nervous, you should be excited and ready to perform.”For more information about STAAR testing visit: www.tea.texas.govlast_img read more