‘The inauguration of the resistance’

first_imgMarch for immigrant and refugee rights on Jan. 14.Hundreds participated in a Jan. 14 statewide March for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Milwaukee. Same-day similar actions in over fifty cities by immigrant rights groups across the country declared “the inauguration of the resistance” to the racist, anti-worker threats of the Trump administration.In Milwaukee, the protest and march were supported by the Coalition for an Inclusive Wisconsin, a united front organization representing workers, union members, Muslims, African Americans, women, Jews, the LGBTQ community and others threatened by the new president.Beginning at the offices of Voces de la Frontera and Youth Empowered in the Struggle, participants from Milwaukee, Madison, Racine and other cities in Wisconsin marched to the Milwaukee County Courthouse to demand that families be kept together, mass deportations stop and no Muslim registry be created. The march welcomed refugees and also supported DACA, an Obama presidential order offering some protection to undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children. (vdlf.orgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

KeyBank,VBM honor fastest growing companies

first_imgKeyBank and VBM honor fastest growing companiesOctober 1, 2004BURLINGTON At an awards ceremony last night (Thursday September 30) KeyBank of Vermont and Vermont Business Magazine honored Vermont’s fastest growing businesses at the Wyndham Hotel in Burlington.The annual 5x5x5 Awards recognize the five fastest growing Vermont-based businesses over the last five years in five industrial sectors. The data is gathered from Vermont Business Magazines Vermont 100 list of companies ranked by sales, which runs in its January issue. VBM has run such a list since 1987.President Scott Carpenter of KeyBank and Publisher John Boutin of VBM, along with Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie, presented the awards to the 25 recipients. David Coates, COO of New England Culinary Institute, was master of ceremonies. Sponsoring the event were Downs Rachlin & Martin PLLC, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, and Business Interiors.The Award Winners are as follows:(with five-year growth 1998-2003)Technology:1) NRG Systems, Hinesburg, 202.2%2) Small Dog Electronics, Waitsfield, 150%3) SoVerNet, Bellows Falls, 132.6%4) Vermed, Bellows Falls, 93.2%5) Chroma Technology, Rockingham, 88.5%Manufacturing:1) PCM/Image-Tek, Springfield, 372.2%2) Hubbardton Forge, Castleton, 182%3) Sonnax, Bellows Falls, 96%4) Acrylic Designs, Springfield, 94.1%5) Autumn Harp, Bristol, 89.8%Service/Retail:1) Pyramid Supply, Barre, 400%2) Seventh Generation, Burlington, 180.9%3) Vermont Teddy Bear, Shelburne, 134.3%4) Gardener’s Supply, Burlington, 83.5%5) Bond Auto Parts, Barre, 78.7%Food:1) Vermont Pure Holdings Inc, Randolph, 329.4%2) ForesTrade, Brattleboro, 328.6%3) C & S Wholesale, Brattleboro, 121.6%4) Burlington Foodservice, Colchester, 114.3%5) Green Mountain Coffee, Waterbury, 109.1%Construction:1) McKernon Group, Brandon, 300%2) Prime Construction, Burlington, 236.8%3) DEW Construction, Williston, 184.3%4) Snyder Companies, Essex Junction, 179%%5) TFM Construction, Colchester, 164.7%The awards ceremony was followed by a panel discussion with a winner from each category. The presenters were: Michael Hathaway, President, PCM/Image-Tek; Don Wells, President, DEW Construction; Don Mayer, President, Small Dog Electronics; Sylvia Blanchett, Co-founder, ForesTrade; and Jeffrey Hollender, President, Seventh Generation.- 30 –last_img read more

Warri Wolves, FC IfeanyiUbah Sanctioned by LMC for Fans Unruly Conduct

first_imgUnder Rules B.13.18, Warri Wolves was charged for the encroachment on to the field of play by their Stewards and Supporters immediately after the match and fined N1, 000, 000. The club was further fined N750, 000 for breach of Rules B8.21 and B13.52.Warri Wolves was cited for breach of Rules C1 in that the club stewards and supporters severally assaulted the match officials after the match against Wikki Tourists on Match Day 26 including at their hotel rooms thereby failing to show sportsmanship and conducting themselves in a manner capable of bringing the league to disrepute.Consequently, the club was fined N1, 250, 000 representing N250, 000 each as compensation for the assault on the Match Commissioner and the four Referees. The club was also directed to pay another N250, 000 being the value of the items lost by the match officials in the course of the assault.The next three home games of Warri Wolves have been ordered to be played behind closed doors with the execution of the last two suspended subject to good conduct for the remainder of the season.The LMC also noted that in consideration of the gravity of the offence, including the assault perpetrated by the Stewards of the club and several incidents of assault, including at the hotel rooms, a suspended two-points deduction has been ordered on Wolves subject to good conduct for the remainder of the season. Warri Wolves have 48 hours within which to submit in writing to the summary jurisdiction or elect for a hearing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Warri Wolves and FC IfeanyiUbah were on Thursday handed varying fines and sanctions by the League Management Company (LMC) in a Summary Jurisdiction notice issued the two clubs for breaches of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Rules during their respective Match Days 25 and 26 fixtures.FC IfeanyiUbah was cited for contravening Rules B8.21 and B13.52 of the Framework and Rules for their failure to provide adequate security for match officials when the Referee was assaulted at his hotel room after the match against Sunshine Stars on Match Day 25. The Referee also lost some of his personal belongings in the process.The LMC decision however took cognizance of the prompt action of officials of FC IfeanyiUbah in compensating the Referee for the lost items and fined the club N750, 000. The club has 48 hours within which to submit in writing to the summary jurisdiction or elect for a hearing.Warri Wolves were cited for multiple breaches which include Rules B13.18, B8.21, B13.52 and C1.last_img read more