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United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Capital Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing products and services for investment banking, asset management, trusteeship, securities trading and insurance. The company targets corporations, governments, institutions and high net worth individuals as well as retail investors in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. United Capital Investment Banking offers advisory services which include project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. United Capital Asset Management expertise covers portfolio/fund management, mutual funds, wealth management and investment advisory services. United Capital Trustees has over 50 years’ experience in Trust services and extensive expertise in debenture trusts, mutual funds, bonds and REITS. United Capital Securities Limited is a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Broker/Dealer. The company is also a registered dealing member of NASD OTC Plc which enables it to deal in over-the-counter equity and fixed income securities. Formerly known as UBA Capital Plc, the company changed its name to United Capital Plc in 2014. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Capital Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting

first_img Area:  1 m² Area:  1 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/291739/ipera-25-alatas-architecture-consulting Clipboard CopyHousing•Istanbul, Turkey Architects: Alataş Architecture & Consulting Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2011 Save this picture!© Gürkan Akay+ 38 Share 2011 Year:  İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting Turkey photographs:  Gürkan Akay, Ahmet Alataş, Ali BekmanPhotographs:  Gürkan Akay, Ahmet Alataş, Ali Bekman, Courtesy of Alataş Architecture & ConsultingText description provided by the architects. Located in the historic and protected district of Istanbul’s Galata, Ipera is a 10 flat building that goes beyond the conventional codes of the area.Save this picture!© Gürkan AkayRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingRespecting the current architectural fabric, infrastructure, natural conditions, climate and sun movements, and developing socio-economic conditions of the area, the project prepared by the architect Ahmet Alataş for the 1000 m2 large building is built around a design that uses today’s technology to offer new solutions to respond to well-known architectural problems. Save this picture!© Gürkan AkayTo describe it simply, the building is constructed around two blind walls made of fine concrete and a glass façade and wooden shell that cover the fully transparent living quarters. Save this picture!© Ali BekmanPerceived as a giant blind façade from an angle, the wooden surface can be seen as a tulle curtain that filters the light and works as an element that controls the sunlight . Save this picture!© Ali BekmanThe building is made of fine reinforced concrete built around steel an concrete elements that are used in a composite manner.Save this picture!Courtesy of Alataş Architecture & ConsultingProject gallerySee allShow lessPiratininga São Paulo High-Rise Housing Proposal / OODAArticlesmodeLab Lattice LabArticlesProject locationAddress:Galata, İstanbul, TurkeyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/291739/ipera-25-alatas-architecture-consulting Clipboard İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & ConsultingSave this projectSaveİpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting ArchDaily Housing CopyAbout this officeAlataş Architecture & ConsultingOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingIstanbulHousingTurkeyPublished on November 10, 2012Cite: “İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting” 10 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Ipera 25 / Alatas 建筑咨询事务所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 stream Projects “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

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Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura

first_img Apartments Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAndré Espinho ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationLisboaHousingRefurbishmentResidentialRenovationPortugalPublished on June 19, 2015Cite: “Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura” 19 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Giorgio BordinoPhotographs:  Giorgio BordinoStructure:João GouveiaMechanical, Electrical Engineering:Carlos MachadoAcoustic, Energy Analysis And Fire Safety:Global ArtePlumbing Engineering:Virtual ProjectosClient:Lakshmi Soc Imobiliária LdªBase Area:482,79 m2Total Gross Area:1.158,40m2Total Lot Area:835,82m2Number Of Apartemants:22 ( T0 /T1 )City:LisboaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Giorgio BordinoRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. This kind of intervention stands for a new approach and vision on the built heritage of big cities which, most of time, are left to abandonment and abrasion of time for diferent reasons, either these are historical, social or economic.Save this picture!© Giorgio BordinoIn this example we can highlight the Investor´s will and initiative, allong with the knowledge of technicians, Architects, Engineers and builders to restore life and dignity to a building that was in a great state of degradation and which purpose has been mischaracterized over time. In a contemporary perspective and in it´s own context, we tried to enhance the experience of inhabiting the intrinsic features of the new and the old, in order to keep the most of the building´s character and expression also in the articulation of its interior space.Save this picture!© Giorgio BordinoAt the Interior architecture level we emphasized its complexity and structural heterogeneity, choosing the main resistant elements of the building as guides for the design of the space, articulating circulations and interior compartments, as well as its whole relationship with the street and patio.Save this picture!© Giorgio BordinoOn the other hand this work is unique in what concernes for the interventions of artists who, by installing art works in the building area, raised the subject of art and rehabilitation symbiosis.Save this picture!SectionThe property, wich was in great state of degradation, is located in the current parish of St. Maria Maior, Lisbon, which is integrated in Level II of Archaeological Value Areas. The 1755 earthquake consequently led to a rehabilitation phase; then, eighteenth-century polychrome panels that existed there were replaced by Pombalino´s panels.Save this picture!© Giorgio BordinoStructurally the building is had two construction phases: The Pre-Pombalina (XIII-XV century) in the ground floor and the 1st floor, and the Post-Pombalina (XVIII century) in the 2nd floor and attic tapped. The rehabilitation of the building aimed to recover its value and to convert its use for local housing and tourism. Building features the most energy efficient solution, (A) classification, award in the 2015 National Prize for Urban Rehabilitation, PortugalSave this picture!© Giorgio BordinoProject gallerySee allShow lessThrough Bankruptcy and Boom: What’s Really Happening in Detroit?ArticlesCompetition Entry: AECOM Proposes Transport Center for Solana BeachUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Castelo, 1100-387 Lisboa, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura Photographs Hello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHello Lisbon Castello / André Espinho Arquitectura Save this picture!© Giorgio Bordino+ 44 Share CopyApartments, Renovation•Lisboa, Portugalcenter_img Year:  Year:  ArchDaily 2014 Architects: André Espinho Arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/643663/hello-lisbon-castelo-andre-espinho-arquitectura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/643663/hello-lisbon-castelo-andre-espinho-arquitectura Clipboard 2014 Portugallast_img read more

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Boston homeless fight back

first_imgIt’s a fact of life that oppressed communities resist — especially when our survival is at stake.Seven hundred people in Boston’s homeless and addiction recovery programs were forcibly removed from the city’s Long Island shelter and forced onto the streets and into inadequate temporary shelters on Oct. 7, 2014. Since then, this most marginalized community has fought back. Despite living in the direst of circumstances, 100 of Boston’s homeless and recovering community and their supporters rallied at Boston’s City Hall on Aug. 22 to demand the Long Island shelter be reopened.Speaker after speaker denounced Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission for the disaster that closed down 11 recovery programs and the city’s largest shelter.Bishop Felipe Teixeira, with the Catholic Church of the Americas, led off the rally, declaring: “This is a corrupt city. If Mayor Walsh were Black, he would be in jail for what he’s done. Give us back Long Island!” Others testified to the incredible injustices that have followed in the wake of the closure.A farm on the island that was worked by homeless people in recovery and that supplied fresh vegetables for those in shelters was given away recently — by Mayor Walsh through a hidden process — to the B-Good Restaurant chain with a thus-far-unfulfilled assurance that part of the produce would be given to the homeless.Sara Riegler, assistant director of the farm when it served the homeless and an organizer of the rally, described the farm to rally attendees: “Five to ten people worked the farm and were given job training and permanent beds in the shelter while at the same time producing 25,000 pounds of fresh vegetables every year.”Cassie Hurd, of the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee, which called the rally, reminded the ralliers that, as part of Boston’s failed 2020 Olympic bid, Long Island would have been turned into an archery range and stadium by Mayor Walsh.Oppose privatizationNino Brown, a leader of Boston’s Mass Action Against Police Brutality, part of the Black Lives Matter Movement, pledged solidarity, saying: “We are opposed to the privatization of public lands and resources. This is no different than what the Boston Public School System is doing in education.”Aubri Esters and John Leyner, formerly homeless and leaders of the BHSC, spoke movingly of how their lives were transformed by having access to the services available at Long Island. Other speakers brought supporters to the rally, including a delegation from the Cardinal Medeiros Transitional Program for formerly homeless.Other speakers at the rally included Eli Gerzon from Make GE Pay, Medical Students for Long Island, Grantlee Payne from Serving Our Selves, Michael Kane from the Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants, Maria Cristina from City Life and this writer from Workers World Party.The overall housing crisis in Boston is assuming epic proportions. Half of the city’s inhabitants earn less than $35,000 a year. Private developers have the Boston Redevelopment Authority as their government conduit; the authority is only granting building permits for high-rise luxury condos and luxury apartments.Billions of dollars of global capital are flowing into the coffers of real estate developers and banks, fueling a massive gentrification campaign just as poor people are being forced to move out of the city, move in with relatives or go into shelters with record overcrowding.Neighborhood groups like “Keep it 100% Egleston” and “Reclaim Roxbury,” from Boston’s Black and Latinx communities, are pushing back against these plans as a matter of survival. Efforts to link the organized homeless citywide will broaden this people’s struggle in the future. The Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee is planning another action for Oct. 7, the two-year anniversary of the closure of Long Island.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Man shot dead at Ennis Road petrol station

first_imgPrint Facebook Advertisement UPDATED….. A MAN has been shot dead at the Topaz filling station in Caherdavin on the Ennis Road on the outskirts of Limerick City. The victim, believed to be a bread delivery man, was shot dead by a lone gunman inside the premises of the filling station. Gardai believe that the shooting is known to be connected with a vicious gangland feud in the city. They have not released official details of the incident or the victim, but the dead man has been named locally as Daniel Treacy. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The man in his 30s was found by gardai who initially responded to an alleged robbery but arrived at the scene to find the body of the dead man in the shop.Gardai are investigating the incident where the body remains at the scene following the shooting. They are interviewing witnesses and are asking members of the public with any information relating to the 6am shooting to contact them at Henry Street garda station. A full murder investigation has been launched.UPDATE; A 29-year-old man has been arrested by gardai in relation to the shooting at the petrol station. The dead man has been named as Daniel Treacy The Limerick Post has learned that Gardai are looking for a second suspect in connection with the killing this morning of Daniel Treacy. The shooting, believed to have been caught on CCTV footage, is being investigated by Henry Street Garda station but a 29-year-old suspect is currently being questioned at Mayorstone Garda Station by detectives under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 following a high speed chase through residential areas of the northside of the city. The victim, Daniel Treacy is a brother to Owen treacy who was a chief prosecution witness in the trial of five men charged with the murder Kieran Keane. Owen Treacy was stabbed 17 times by members of a rival gang and were also convicted of his attempted murder. However, certain sources say that this incident is believed to be connected with an incident on the northside of Limerick some five years ago where a young man died. Gardai say they are following several definite lines of inquiry. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal NewsMan shot dead at Ennis Road petrol stationBy admin – February 22, 2010 1263 Email Linkedin Previous articleRIP Lee Alexander McQueenNext articleKidney names 32 man squad for England clash adminlast_img read more

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Global Limerick Network reveals findings of diaspora study

first_imgAdvertisement Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Diaspora Affairs; author of the report, Sarah Gibbons and Tim O’Connor, vice chairman of the Global Limerick Network (GLN) working group. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.A STUDY carried out by the Global Limerick Network (GLN) has found there is significant support for a platform to provide greater communication between Limerick and the estimated 3.5 million people worldwide with a connection to the Mid West.Coordinated by Limerick City and County Council and supported by a working group drawn from the local community, the GLN conducted an online survey ‘Connecting with Limerick’ as part of its plans to create a network between Limerick and its diaspora.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The survey yielded 364 responses, the majority (45 per cent) of which came from people who have been living outside Limerick for more than six years.More than half (53 per cent) of respondents said they had left their home county to seek better employment opportunities, while 20 per cent left Limerick to seek a better standard of living.Some 82 per cent indicated their desire to receive future communication from Limerick, including local news, information on local activities, and items of historical and cultural interest.The study was launched at City Hall on Monday by Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan.“This study represents another important step in Ireland’s growing engagement with our people overseas and underlines the value of local communities around Ireland taking responsibility for reaching out to people from their area living elsewhere,” he said.Minister Deenihan said that the role of local authorities in the development of Ireland’s engagement with its diaspora would be a key feature of the Statement on Diaspora Policy, which is currently being finalised.Respondents also indicated a desire to establish a platform for creating connections with fellow Limerick people to highlight the emigrant experience and the supports required while living away and in returning to Limerick.Many of those surveyed also said there was a need for “greater intensity” surrounding the positive promotion of Limerick, both in Ireland and overseas.Pat Daly, GLN chairperson and director of Economic Development and Planning with Limerick City and County Council said: “It is hoped that the establishment of the GLN and the publication of this study and survey can help to deepen consciousness around emigration and our relationship with the huge Irish Diaspora around the world which has resulted from it. The GLN is an attempt by one place, Limerick, to show we are not powerless in how we engage with the issue, despite its many complexities, and that it is important to make a start.”For more information, go to www.limerick.ie/GlobalLimerickNetwork. Linkedin TAGSdiasporaGlobal Limerick NetworkJImmy Deenihanlimerick Previous articleLimerick heroes to run for charityNext articleVisitors lay siege to castle John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Facebook NewsGlobal Limerick Network reveals findings of diaspora studyBy John Keogh – February 5, 2015 744 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Torential rain weather warning for Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly By admin – July 18, 2015 Twitter WhatsApp Torential rain weather warning for Donegal Met Eireann have issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Donegal later this evening.Heavy downpours and thunder storms are expected to hit the North West early evening and into the night.However, Meteorologist with Met Eireann, Joanna Donnelly says Donegal won’t be worst affected:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/weath.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebookcenter_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Previous articleMonaghan’s Duffy and Gollogly keep places for Ulster FinalNext articleHouse prices continue to rise in Donegal admin Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Anger at cuts affecting young people with mental health issues

first_img Previous articleGAA – All Ireland Final Preview Pt1Next articlePoots confirms Altnagelvin Radiotherapy Unit is on track for 2016 opening News Highland In what is being described as a stealth move a service for young people with mental health issues is being withdrawn from a number of schools in Donegal.The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service says that all future meetings at a number of school regarding the young people being supported by their service are cancelled.The only clinics active will be in Donegal town and Letterkenny.Outreach services in Dungloe, Killybegs, Buncrana, Ballybofey are in effect no longer operational.Maeve Scully of St Columba’s College says that only those who are ignorant of the life saving and life giving work offered by these services OR those who do not CARE, would impose such a drastic cut.Finn Valley Councillor Patrick McGowan agrees:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/patrawCUTS.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – September 18, 2012 WhatsApp Anger at cuts affecting young people with mental health issues News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

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14 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 29, 2020 14 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Donegal today by the National Public Health Emergency Team.It follows last night’s HSE statement that an outbreak was being dealt with in the countyNationally, there were 142 new cases confirmed, with no new deaths.It means 28,720 people have been confirmed in the Republic since the first case six months ago today, while the number of Covid related deaths remains at 1,777.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThere have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.There has been a total of 1,777 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Friday 28th August, the HPSC has been notified of 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 28,720 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today;74 are men / 66 are women69% are under 45 years of age32 are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case19 cases have been identified as community transmission59 in Dublin, 20 in Kildare, 14 in Donegal, 14 in Limerick, 8 in Wexford, 6 in Tipperary and the remaining 21 are located in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Mayo, Meath and Wicklow.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Today marks 6 months since our first case of COVID-19. It has been a very difficult time for many and few have been left untouched in some way by the negative effects of this pandemic.“However, it has also been a time of incredible solidarity, a time when a sense of community has come to the fore. We have seen innovation, cooperation, volunteerism and charity, and kindness on an enormous scale. Our frontline workers have stepped up again and again. But underpinning it all has been each person playing their part by making the right choices, many times, each day. Together, we have broken the chains of transmission and flattened the curve. As cases rise again, it is these same behaviours that will once again make the difference, protecting ourselves, our families and our communities. Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Google+center_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 14 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Donegal Previous articleRonan McLaughlin and Sean McFadden speak about the Donegal Wild Atlantic Way Ultra Race 555Next articleCup win ends tough week for Derry City News Highland last_img read more

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3 teachers who are moms push back on reopening schools

first_imgiStock/Favor_of_GodBy: MARIYA MOSELEY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the U.S., the debate over how to safely reopen schools is intensifying.Three teachers who are mothers spoke to ABC News, urgently pleading to halt plans of in-person school reopening’s without better managing safety risks and providing more guidance on how to keep children and families safe.From hard-hit Arizona — now a global COVID-19 hot spot — to California, which has seen a rise in new infections that forced a rollback of reopening plans, to Georgia, where a battle over mask-wearing continues, these three educators weigh in on the debate as a new Gallup poll shows slightly more than half the country’s parents favor their child going back to school full time.Lucero Beebe-Giudice, a middle school teacher in Phoenix, not only believes her state’s reopening plan is reckless, considering Arizona is now a global COVID-19 hotspot, she’s been rallying in the sweltering summer heat to make sure her voice is heard.She joined a group of teachers, parents and activists at the Capitol on Tuesday to deliver to Gov. Doug Ducey a letter signed by over 1,900 people who oppose the state’s reopening plan to resume in-person classes in less than a month.“We have a historic legacy of systemic exclusion of communities of color from things like health, safety and security,” she told ABC News. “And what’s happening right now is by design. It’s intentional. And we have to fight.”Beebe-Giudice, a 40-year-old mother of two who has been teaching for over seven years, previously worked in diversity recruiting and community relations. The letter she and hundreds of others delivered to state leadership stressed once again how reopening schools disproportionately harms students of color.“I’m really angry right now,” she said. “Governor Ducey just thinks that my Black, Indigenous, Mestizo and other students of color are disposable.”According to the Arizona Department of Education, most public school students aren’t white: Among about 1.1 million, about 45% are Latino, 5% are Black, 4% are Native American, 3% are Asian American and 4% identify as multiracial.Since a statewide reopening May 15, Arizona has seen an 850% increase of reported coronavirus cases. As of Thursday, the state’s health department said nearly 90% of intensive care units were full.“We live in a reality now where some schools run out of bathroom soap and toilet paper halfway through the year, and we’re talking about a pandemic?” Beebe-Giudice said. “We need sustainable funding. We need to know that there are new protocols, maintenance and safety procedures.”Karen Sher, a public school teacher in Oxnard, California, who has been teaching for more than 25 years, has joined the push to go virtual in the fall.A mother of three who teaches language arts for middle schoolers, Sher reiterated that although many teachers would love to return to the classroom, it just isn’t safe yet.“As a teacher, a trustee and a parent, I want for all children to be successful and have the opportunity for a powerful future, but we can’t do that if we’re not alive,” Sher told ABC News.In California, the country’s most populous state, Gov. Gavin Newsom recently rolled back several reopening plans as coronavirus surged, resulting in more hospitalizations and deaths.Sher, a trustee for the Oxnard Union High School District and Board President, has condemned the federal government’s threat to cut funding for schools that don’t reopen in the fall.Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who has no experience as an educator, has faced fierce backlash after demanding U.S. public schools reopen without providing any guidance on how to do so safely.“To threaten to remove funding is cruel and wrong,” Sher said. “The federal government should be giving schools more money to help provide measures that will protect everyone.”Sher, 50, calls teaching one of the joys of her life and has devoted years to advocating for teachers’ rights. She also supports students, standing in solidarity with them on issues affecting the LGBTQ community and Black Lives Matter activists.Public school teachers nationwide make about $60,000, and Sher, who also serves as a teacher leader for the California Teacher Association’s Instructional Leadership Corps and the U.S. Library of Congress, also wants to know why if it’s so vital to get students back in front of teachers, why aren’t they more fairly compensated?“If we’re so vital to the success of our nation,” Sher added, “why aren’t we paid adequately?”Roxanne Mungin, a 43-year-old mother and music educator in Georgia, has been teaching for over 20 years. Currently, she teaches middle schoolers.Mungin said she’s feeling a sense of relief after her county recently vowed to provide virtual learning for students, with only teachers and staff set to return to classrooms in the fall.Mungin’s child is 6, so although she’s been given some level of temporary comfort considering the circumstances, the decision allowing her to teach virtually still presents its own challenges.“Now the problem is teachers with kids. Because we have to teach from the building, we can’t be with our kids during the day,” Mungin told ABC News.She said she’s standing in solidarity with fellow teachers nationwide — whom she calls “front-line workers” — in rallying for stricter safety guidelines, including at several schools across her home state of Georgia where there’s little if any guidance.Mungin said any educators uncomfortable with the lack of safety guidance — either from their districts or from the federal government — need to remember that they “have rights.”“Make your voice heard,” she said. “We have to say something because we’re already the most underrated profession. … COVID has really brought out another perspective of how parents, administrators and local school officials feel about teachers.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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