Please enter your comment! From WRAL SmartShopperCelebrate mom and get a deal with these Mother’s Day freebies, discounts, and offers Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here As always, these offers are valid at participating locations. You may want to call ahead to verify if your local restaurant is honoring the offer.Freebies and DealsBoston Market: $5 off a Family Meal purchase on May 14, 2017 with printable coupon.Hooters: Moms get a free meal with drink purchase at Hooters on Mother’s Day! Mom can choose her favorite entrée from the special Mother’s Day Menu, including: 10-Piece Traditional Wings10-Piece Boneless Wings, Grilled or Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Grilled or Buffalo Chicken Salad, Hooters Burger. The Mother’s Day deal includes a complimentary entrée from the Hooters Mother’s Day Menu, with any drink purchase. Many Hooters locations will also present moms with a coupon redeemable on their next visit. See more details on their website.Macaroni Grill: All Moms who dine at Macaroni Grill on Mother’s Day weekend will receive a coupon for a free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entrée to be used at their next visit to Macaroni Grill before May 31. They are also offering a $19.99 per person prix fixe menu Saturday, May 13 and Sunday May 14 that includes salad, choice of one entree and choice of one dessert. See more details on their website.Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Moms will receive a $25 dining card for eating there on 5/13/17 or 5/14/17. The card is valid 5/15/17 – 7/2/17 for dinner only (after 4pm). They are not valid on takeout and an entrée purchase is required. Limit 1 per table. Valid at participating locations. See additional information on their website.Shoney’s: Mom’s who eat at Shoney’s on Mother’s Day get a free slice of Strawberry Pie with purchase of a food bar or entrée. See more details on their website.Starbucks: Enjoy 1/2 price Frappuccinos through May 14 from 3 to 6 pm each afternoon.TCBY: Moms get a “free treat” on Mother’s Day, May 14 according to their Facebook page, although they do not specify exactly what they get. Last year, the freebie was a small cup of frozen yogurt. Valid at participating locations. See more details on their Facebook page.Tijuana Flats: Participating locations will be offering a free entree to moms on Mother’s Day according to a response I received from a Facebook message inquiry. Additional details will be posted to their Facebook page soon.American Greetings: Personalize and print free Mother’s Day cards at their website.American Greetings: Personalize and send free Mother’s Day e-cards from their website.Coloring Pages: Have the kids print and color some cute Mother’s Day coloring pages from coloringcastle.com. TAGSMother’s Day Previous articleApopka Police Department hires two new officersNext articleThe history of Mother’s Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Colombian Labor Union members of Association of Injured Workers andEx-workers of General Motors Colmotores – Asotrecol have sewn their lips shut in a hunger strike. GM fired workers who suffered workrelatedinjuries, cutting off their source of income and medical care. Shown herea member of the strike in August.For almost 500 days, Asotrecol, the Association of Injured Workers and Ex-Workers of General Motors Colmotores, has been fighting for justice. Colmotores, the GM assembly plant in Bogotá, Colombia, is a house of horrors.After any length of time, conditions on the job destroy a worker physically. GM typically fires workers unable to work, leaving them with no source of income. GM takes advantage of the political climate in Colombia, the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists.Asotrecol took action on Aug. 1, 2011, setting up an encampment outside the U.S. Embassy. Workers targeted the U.S. government because of its 26 percent ownership in the company and its role in bailing out GM.One year later, Colmotores still refused to meet with workers to discuss their demands, including reintegrating them into the workforce on jobs they could do with their disability or providing a pension for those unable to work. The 13 Asotrecol members still occupying the embassy, including its president, Jorge Parra, began a hunger strike, sewing their lips shut.Twice they suspended the hunger strike. The first time was after GM executives in Detroit agreed to participate in mediation, supervised by the U.S. Federal Mediation Service and with the intervention of the United Auto Workers. But Asotrecol found their offer of compensation “insulting” and resumed the hunger strike.Parra came to Detroit to seek a meeting with GM. He and the Asotrecol members in Bogotá resumed eating after UAW President Bob King expressed hope that he could work out a settlement with GM.On Nov. 17, after leaving a meeting with King empty-handed, Parra announced that he would sew his lips shut again. Three days later, he made good on his promise. Three of the occupiers in Colombia have also sewn their lips shut.In a Nov. 21 statement, Parra made it clear that “because of the multiple occasions that we have suspended the hunger strike without achieving a resolution, we will not lift the hunger strike until there is a final and just resolution to our demands.” He said, “Due to the multiple times that General Motors Colmotores has dismissed the validity of our claims and attacked our motives, we demand that this situation be resolved directly with the parent company, General Motors, not with Colmotores, nor in Colombia.”When they have a chance to hear Parra speak, rank-and-file autoworkers in Detroit feel a sense of solidarity with the Colombian workers. Melvin Thompson, a member and former president of UAW Local 140 at the Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly Plant, began his own hunger strike on Nov. 20 and is vowing to consume only liquids until Asotrecol wins justice.On Nov. 28, Parra, Thompson and several dozen supporters picketed and rallied outside GM world headquarters in Detroit. That day, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was presenting the State Department’s Award for Corporate Excellence. GM, one of 11 finalists out of 82 contenders, lost to Intel.GM was nominated for supposedly advancing human rights in Uzbekistan. In fact, international labor activists have criticized working conditions in GM’s plant there, and GM has refused to allow the International Labor Organization to conduct an inspection.Parra challenged GM CEO Dan Akerson to an “unfiltered public debate.” In a moving speech, Parra reminded supporters that “bodies may die but the working-class struggle will never die.” In recent weeks, he has supported the class struggle by attending protests at Walmart and demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine. He also joined actions supporting Jerome Jackson, who is disabled, and facing eviction from his wheelchair-accessible home.Activists will continue to demonstrate outside GM headquarters, dealerships and other locations to hold the company accountable for its crimes against Colombian workers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
November 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two women journalists freed after being held for nine months Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more News News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts to go further News Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release of Evrim Dengiz and Nesrin Yazar, two women journalists working for the Kurdish news agency DIHA. An assize court in the southern city of Adana ordered their release on 21 November during the fifth hearing in their trial on a charge of collaborating with the outlawed Kurdish separatist organisation, the PKK.Dengiz and Yazar had been held since 18 February, after police in Mersin claimed to have found Molotov cocktails inside their car as they were returning from covering a demonstration in support of Abdullah Öcalan, a PKK leader who has been in prison since 1999. A subsequent forensic report claimed they had substances intended to be used in making explosives, but this was always disputed by their lawyer.The prosecutor’s office in Mersin initially accused them of “jeopardising the unity of the state and territorial integrity” and requested life sentences. The charge was changed in August to collaborating with the PKK, for which the maximum sentence is 10 years in prison.At the latest hearing, the court was told that a new forensic report had concluded that the substances found in their car were not explosives. Although freed, the charge of collaborating with the PKK still stands. The next hearing is scheduled for 13 February. Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News RSF_en Follow the news on Turkey April 28, 2021 Find out more