Park sees Xmas savings jump

first_img Park sees Xmas savings jump KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ Christmas savings group Park has reported a jump in savings as a growing number of people are putting money aside for the coming festive season.The company, which encourages consumers to put away regular savings for Christmas and guarantees a minimum of one per cent interest, said Christmas savings increased by 37 per cent to £5.8m this year, while the average amount saved rose by 6.9 per cent to £401. In the six months to 30 September, revenues came in 49 per cent higher, at £50.9m. “Our business has always done well in austere times as people prepare for an expensive time of year,” managing director Chris Houghton said. “Credit is harder to get and is expensive and there’s more general prudence as people want to avoid getting into debt,” he added. He said the group was taking orders for next year. More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Thursday 9 December 2010 7:09 pmcenter_img Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndo whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

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Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgTransnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTransnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. It owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. In the agriculture sector, the company produces orange and pineapple concentrates, mango puree and orange peel oil. It also grows food crops and fodder crops. In the energy sector, the company is involved in upstream petroleum development and has interests in exploring, refining and marketing oil and gas. Other business interests include generating electric power; maritime operations and supplying products for the mining and construction sectors which includes stone, sand, lime and iron. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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5 British stocks I’d buy

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bloomsbury Publishing. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 5 British stocks I’d buy Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 13th June, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves I’ve been buying British stocks for my portfolio recently to invest in the UK economic recovery. Here are five companies I’ve also been eyeing up with the intention of buying British stocks with growth potential Two companies that appear to have done incredibly well over the past 12 months are Bloomsbury Publishing and Pets at Home. The former has benefited from a reading revival during the coronavirus crisis. The latter has seen sales grow as the number of pets across the UK has jumped to a record level.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…Both companies think these trends will continue, and I’m inclined to believe this view. As such, I’d buy both of these British stocks for my portfolio today.Of course, if growth doesn’t live up to expectations, these companies may disappoint. That’s the most considerable risk facing the shares right now.Recovery plays Bloomsbury and Pets are growth plays. I’d also buy recovery stocks Robert Walters and Workspace for my portfolio of British stocks. Recruiter Robert Walters saw demand for its services plunge last year. However, over the past six months, demand has steadily recovered as employers have rekindled hiring plans. Workspace also appears to be benefitting from renewed economic activity. In a market update published at the beginning of May, the flexible office space provider reported that the number of monthly lettings had increased from 71 in January, to 150 by March. However, despite this improvement, the number of customers using its offices was still only 30% by the end of April. These figures clearly illustrate the challenges Workspace and Robert Walters face. Yes, the economy is reopening, but it could be some time before all sectors reach 2019 levels of activity. In the meantime, these firms will have to deal with lower levels of revenue and profits. Despite these challenges, I’d buy both British stocks for my portfolio as recovery plays. Two certainties When I look at funeral home operator Dignity, I’m reminded of the saying: ‘there are only two certainties in life, death and taxes’.There’s a particular defensive nature about operating funeral homes, and that’s something Dignity has been able to capitalise on. Over the past decade, the company has gone from strength to strength as it’s built a portfolio of funeral homes across the UK.However, it’s also recently come under pressure for its aggressive pricing policies. This has hurt the group’s reputation. But its national footprint should provide the foundations to drive a recovery. In April, the company launched a strategy to develop a better business, building on its lessons over the past few years. If management sticks to the plan, I think the corporation can build back better. That’s why I’d buy the firm for my portfolio of British stocks. One big red flag for me is the company’s high level of debt. This could become a problem if profit growth doesn’t live up to expectations. Dignity may have to take emergency action to raise capital in this worst-case scenario.last_img read more

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Bluff House / Inarc Architects

first_img Builder: VCON Construction Services Engineer: Architects: Inarc Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Peter Clarke+ 15 Share Year:  Bluff House / Inarc Architects ArchDaily 2012 CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Structural Engineer: Year:  BHS Consultants Bluff House / Inarc ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBluff House / Inarc Architects Project Interior Architect:Andrew McLeodContributors:Cathie WheelahanLandscape Architect:Fiona BrockhoffDirectors:Reno Rizzo, Christopher HanssonProject Architect:Wilson TangCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter ClarkeRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. Bluff House on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is a holiday home which confidently addresses the challenges of a dual interface with a rugged coastline and the neighbouring rural countryside.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe building sits on top of an escarpment in the seaside township of Flinders. The view is world class, serene and bucolic to the rural north and to the south a brutal seascape over nearby Bass Straight. The site is located on a transition point between two geologies. This has resulted in a land slip affected site, most dangerous at a point where the site views are at their best. Deep bored piers anchor the building to the crest of the allotment at ground floor level whilst at the upper level, the floor plate cantilevers over the steep terrain below.  Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe first floor plan is a linear arrangement of spaces kinked around existing trees. The cantilevered corners of the living room and main bedroom give the feeling of detachment from the building, a feeling of leaning over the edge. The building has two faces. The benign northern orientation has views over paddocks defined by rows of pine windbreaks with rolling hills in the foreground. This facade is clad in tailored narrow blackbutt timber boards and reads as an angular but warm and welcoming timber house. The more inclement southern orientation has resulted in a brooding and sharp composition of dark painted steel and glass. The two facades are not seen together yet co-exist. The geometry resulting from the angles of the building offer a multitude of indoor and outdoor refuges from the sun and wind. Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe brief was to design a holiday home which would become a semi permanent home at some time in the future, an increasingly common brief these days .The gay abandon of the archetypal holiday retreat had to be somehow tempered with the ever increasing list of requirements of an everyday home. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe uniformity of the cladding and the jagged composition of walls and parapets suggest house as sculpture, something timeless, non utilitarian and something which will maintain the excitement generated by this location. The spareness of the palette of the external materials continues inside. Grey tiled floors, blackbutt floor boards, white acoustic ceiling and chocolate brown wall panels reinforce the subdued internal experience and the ever changing external colours. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe ground floor slab is a rigid base upon which sits a flexible superstructure of timber studs and steel roof members. The high specification factory painted steel facade allowed for off site pre fabrication which aided in speed and economy of construction. The timber framing and lining boards also added to the economy and simplicity of the project. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe shell is highly insulated; deep overhangs protect the double glazed windows from unwanted sun. Roof catchment is a water source for both the building and the drought tolerant garden. Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThis is a tightly planned building of great complexity and variety of experiences.A two faced house is not necessarily a bad thing!Save this picture!ElevationsProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Residence: Claudio SilvestrinArticlesVenice Biennale 2014: British Council Calls for ProposalsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/374373/bluff-house-inarc-architects Clipboard photographs:  Peter ClarkePhotographs:  Peter Clarke “COPY” Houses 2012 Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/374373/bluff-house-inarc-architects Clipboard Projects “COPY” R. Terenyi & Associates Photographs CopyAbout this officeInarc ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on May 21, 2013Cite: “Bluff House / Inarc Architects” 21 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Amanda Bringans to leave BHF as charity restructures

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  744 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. “The coronavirus crisis is the biggest challenge we’ve faced in our 60-year history, and we need to take bold steps to protect our life saving work. “The action we’re taking should give confidence to our colleagues, supporters and beneficiaries that we will maximise every aspect of what we do in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives, and that we will thrive as the nation’s heart charity despite the challenges ahead.“We know this announcement comes at a difficult time for our talented BHF team. Whilst the decisions affecting my Executive Team have been taken, the implications for the rest of the organisation and the two new Directorates are still to be agreed and initial proposals for how this might look will form part of the collective consultation.”She added:“The BHF’s continued reputation as one of the UK’s best-loved charities with the needs of patients at its core is testament to the transformational leadership that Amanda, Carolan and Jacob have shown. “Carolan has put life saving research at the heart of the BHF brand, while Amanda has navigated a tough financial climate to come up with some of the sector’s most innovative fundraising products. Jacob has put patient voices at the heart of our decision making and ensured their needs don’t go unheard by the Government and NHS.“Their leadership, and the incredible teams they’ve built, means we take on the challenges ahead from a position of strength. On behalf of everyone connected to the BHF, and the seven million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases, I’d like to thank Amanda, Carolan and Jacob for their immense contribution and the legacy they will leave.”  743 total views,  2 views today British Heart Foundation Fundraising Director Amanda Bringans is among three Executive Directors to leave the charity as it restructures, it has announced. The charity announced the restructure in response to an expected 50% fall in its income this financial year due to the Covid-enforced temporary closure of its shops and cancellation of many of its fundraising events. It is anticipating having to cut its budget for new research by around £50 million this year. It also expects to lose 300 roles but hopes that up to half of this number will be met by current vacancies.As part of the restructure, its marketing and fundraising activities will be unified and a team will be created, led by a new Executive Director, to build on work already underway to integrate BHF‘s fundraising, engagement and marketing activities.It is moving from eight directorates to six, with three Executive Directors – Amanda Bringans, Director of Marketing & Engagement Carolan Davidge, and Director of Healthcare Innovation Jacob West leaving to pursue new opportunities. Bringans joined as Fundraising Director in 2015 and has overseen a 20% growth in the charity’s annual fundraised income. She has also led a full review of its fundraising strategy, set up sector-leading planning, performance and innovation teams, and developed its philanthropy and corporate partnership capabilities. She will leave her role at the end of October.Carolan Davidge joined in 2014, following 10 years at Cancer Research UK. At BHF, she has re-focused the marketing strategy and launched the charity’s brand proposition, ‘Beat Heartbreak Forever’. She will oversee the merger of the fundraising and marketing directorates before leaving in March next year to pursue a portfolio career as a leadership coach and NHS non-executive director.Bringans commented:“My five years at the BHF have been amongst my most treasured times in the sector. The merger of the fundraising and marketing teams is the natural next step for the BHF and I’m fully supportive of the change. The drive, energy, sense of fun and determination of the fundraising team is something I will always remember and miss so much, and I feel confident that the BHF will go from strength to strength.”Speaking on the changes, Dr Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Executive at the British Heart Foundation, said:  Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 17 September 2020 | News Tagged with: British Heart Foundation Charity People Amanda Bringans to leave BHF as charity restructureslast_img read more

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Sector survey shows further funding challenges on horizon

first_img  371 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 15 March 2021 | News Overall grants income is expected to decline only slightly (average percentage change of -3%), despite concerns of voluntary organisations approaching a financial cliff edge as emergency grants expire at the end of this year. Further declines were projected for service delivery contracts (-7%), public donations (-8%), investments (-10%), other income sources (-13%) and trading activity (-17%).According to the report, despite the possibility of opening shops, increasing face-to-face service delivery and engaging in other forms of trading as the UK follows the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, these declines in income streams indicate that there will be an overall contraction of income for the sector in comparison to where the sector was pre-Covid.The research also underlines that while the pandemic has put the sector under immense pressure, its impact has been “uneven and unpredictable” with individual charities’ experiences varying widely. While 43% of respondents have reduced their range of services since March 2020, 37% have widened their range of services.In addition, nearly a third (31%) of respondents have reported an increase in total income since last year, while 47% said income had dropped. And while 33% of respondents say their financial position had deteriorated over the past month, nearly half (48%) said it was unchanged, and 18% reported an improvement.Alex Farrow, head of networks and influencing at NCVO, said:“The voluntary sector is huge, complex and diverse. This report outlines that Covid-19’s impact has been, and will continue to be, uneven and unpredictable across a sector already facing higher demands on its services.”“While many organisations have been able to build up reserves, half of organisations are using them to cover day to day costs. The expected downturn in income – even for those organisations seeing only marginal declines – is worrying not just for the charities and groups involved, but for the lives and communities that they serve.”Daniel King, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Nottingham Trent University, said:“We continue to see major challenges across the sector, with overall income expected to fall in all areas in comparison to the financial year before the pandemic. However, the extent of this impact varies a lot depending on the size, location and type of organisation. Even as restrictions are lifted our results show that organisations are concerned that their income will still be impacted, particularly around trading and investments, meaning that many organisations will still be vulnerable and struggle to cope in the new financial year.”Among other findings, the Barometer shows:Nearly half (46%) of those surveyed reported demand on their services increasing in the last 30 days, versus just 19% seeing a slowdown.35% say their costs have increased in the past year, while for 34% they have decreased.46% of organisations have had to use their cash reserves to cope with the impact of Covid-19 on their organisations.44% of respondents say they could rely on their cash reserves for more than six months, while 9% either have no cash reserves or not enough to last them a month. Sector survey shows further funding challenges on horizon Charities are projecting declines in funding from all income sources in the next financial year, according to a survey, with two in five having six months left of reserves.Nearly 600 voluntary organisations from across the UK responded to a survey for the fifth snapshot report in the Respond, Recover, Reset: The Voluntary Sector and Covid-19 project, which is led by Nottingham Trent University, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Sheffield Hallam University.Respondents were asked to project changes to their income streams for the 2021/2022 financial year compared with the period before the pandemic. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding NCVO Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Growing labor support for the Cuban Five

first_imgAt the Climate Change March, New York City, Sept. 21.WW photo: G. DunkelThe Service Employees union headquarters ground-floor meeting room in Washington, D.C., was standing-room-only on Sept. 13 for the premiere of Cuban 5 Antonio Guerrero’s newest watercolors, followed by music, spoken word, the debut of a three-minute “Discover the Five” animation video and a panel of speakers, including Cuban Interests Section Chief José Ramón Cabañas.Guerrero created the paintings to mark the 16th year of unjust U.S. imprisonment of the Cuban 5. Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Gerardo Hernández are still being held in U.S. prisons. Fernando González and René González have returned to Cuba after serving their full sentences and are fully engaged in the global organizing to free their comrades.Gerardo Hernández — vindictively sentenced to two life terms plus 15 years — wrote from prison in Victorville, Calif.: “I cannot reiterate enough the importance of you once again holding activities in the U.S. capital calling for our freedom. This is the place to keep telling the truth about the Cuban Five. This is the place to let U.S. authorities know that it’s about time to correct the grave travesty of justice that our case represents. …“On behalf of the Five … I would like to thank the Service Employees International Union for providing their hall for you to use, showing once again the important role that organized labor has in the solidarity movement calling for our freedom.” (theCuban5.org)Valarie Long, international executive vice president of the Property Services Division of the SEIU, welcomed the gathering to labor’s house on behalf of 2.2 million SEIU members, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry and the officers of the SEIU. “I believe that if we do not look more to issues globally around the world, we are going to be lost here in the United States,” Long stated. The Property Services Division represents more than 400,000 workers across North America.Long said that the Cuban 5 had been unknown in her circle of family and friends before she told them about speaking at this event. And when they learned, their reaction showed they understood the injustice.Raising Michael Brown and Amadou Diallo and all the atrocities that happen here in the U.S., Long said, “We do not have the common decency to recognize that people in other countries have the right to have sovereignty. … It is not fair that these men have been in prison so many years. … We can do better. I am sure that with … more solidarity in the labor movement, we will do better and these men will be made free. … Let’s make sure that President [Barack] Obama and all the powers-that-be hear our voices.”The Sept. 13 panel included Stephen Kimber, whose book, “What Lies Across the Water: the Real Story of the Cuban Five,” just won the 2014 Evelyn Richardson Award for Nonfiction at Canada’s East Coast Literary Awards; Yeidckol Polevnsky, the former vice-president of the Mexican Senate; and a statement from Ann Wright, anti-war activist and former U.S. army colonel. Piero Gleijeses, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and expert author on Cuba’s role in Africa, noted that Cuba sacrificed the possibility of ending the U.S. blockade against the country by following its anti-apartheid principle.The public meeting culminated days of congressional visits and a picket in front of the White House, followed by a reception at Impact Hub DC and a community meeting hosted by the Takoma Park, Md., Committee to Free the Cuban 5. The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 completed the third “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington only a few months earlier, in June.The highest levels of the labor movement in Britain and Ireland and many other countries recognize the injustice done to the Cuban 5 and their families. Unable to hear directly from the Cuban 5 family members, that recognition among labor in the U.S. has been slow going.Since 2008, the labor movement in Britain and Ireland has reached out to its U.S. counterparts. Tony Woodley, former general secretary of “Unite the Union,” visited Gerardo Hernández and in 2011 spoke in Los Angeles at the first labor-organized meeting in the U.S. to build awareness about the case. That British and Irish trade union boasts 1.4 million members.The Sept. 13 event built on outreach to rank-and-file union leaders that has been done through information tables at the 2012 SEIU Convention and flyer distributions at the Longshore Workers union, the 2013 Women of Steel Convention, a meeting hosted by the postal workers in Washington and the 2014 Steelworkers convention.To see photos and more information, go to theCuban5.orgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Workers and communists in Belarus unite behind Lukashenko

first_imgAs the corporate-owned press continues its biased coverage of the neoliberal gatherings in Belarus disputing the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, the Communist Party of Belarus (CPB) has helped organize rallies in Minsk to celebrate his election victory.Since its foundation in 1996, the CPB has supported Lukashenko and attributed his re-election to the “natural consequence of the economic growth of the republic since he came to power in 1994.” (morningstaronline.co.uk, Aug. 17)Members of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus — an affiliate of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) — have also attended CPB-sponsored rallies.  In a letter dated Aug. 25, the WFTU stated its position: “The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 105 million workers in 132 countries, expresses its solidarity with the workers and people of Belarus, who are in the middle of an intra-imperialist conflict since the Aug. 9 election, when President Alexander Lukashenko received more than 80 percent of the votes but the opposition complained about fraud. …WFTU continues: “We call on the workers in Belarus to struggle for their rights in an organized and decisive manner, for the substantial improvement of their working and living conditions, against forces and mechanisms that engage them in competitions for the interests of the monopolies. To struggle for their democratic right to decide by themselves, freely and democratically on their present and future, instead of NATO and its instruments. This is a permanent position of the class-oriented trade union movement and it can give a way out in favor of the workers.” (wftucentral.org, Aug. 25)Demo in support of LukashenkoThe Communist Party of Poland has also voiced support for Lukashenko’s re-election: “In these difficult moments for the Belarusian people, we address our comrades and associates of the CPB with an expression of international solidarity. We wish you fortitude and victory in the fight against the threats facing the Republic of Belarus and the Belarusian working class.” (CPB website)Lukashenko has spoken to his own supporters on several occasions since the Aug. 9 election.  At an Aug. 29 meeting with the Belarus Security Committee, Luksahenko said, “I want to express my gratitude to workers and I ask them to stand tall. You, workers, are the bosses of these factories. We will deal with the protesters who meet you at the entrance.” (New Worker, Aug. 21)Opposition displays pro-Nazi flagWhile participants of the pro-Lukashenko rallies proudly wave the country’s red-and-green flag, as well as red flags with hammers and sickles, the opposition is holding protests that feature the white-red-white flag once used by Nazi collaborators in the early 1940s.  Nazi occupiers in Belarus wore it as an armband on their uniforms.  The flag was also a symbol of anti-Soviet counterrevolutionaries there in the early 1990s.Western, pro-free market and anti-communist organizations such as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) have long funded opponents of Lukashenko.  The NED is known for financially sponsoring “color revolutions” against governments that refuse to become U.S. puppets.  In the 2000s, the NED unsuccessfully tried to prop up what was dubbed the “Blue Denim Movement” in Belarus.According to a July 16 report on the anti-imperialist blog Moon of Alabama, “Last year (2019), National Endowment for Democracy financed at least 34 projects and organizations in Belarus.”Shortly after the election, the main opposition leader who ran against Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, moved to Lithuania.  On Aug. 25, she held a formal meeting with pro-capitalist Lithuanian officials, as well as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, to discuss sanctions against Belarus (LRT English, Aug. 24).  The imperialist European Union announced sanctions against Belarus one week earlier, saying it refused to recognize the election results.In mid-August, followers of Tikhanovskaya formed a so-called Coordination Council. The Council anticipates illegally overturning the election results. Some of its leaders have been arrested for advocating a violent coup.  Council members work closely with a right-wing blog known as NEXTA, which routinely encourages physical attacks against Belarusian authorities.Lukashenko rejects privatization of Belarus industriesDespite all the threats against the legitimacy of his presidency, Lukashenko and his supporters refuse concessions to the pro-capitalist opposition.  Western imperialists and their media puppets despise Lukashenko for the same reason the Communist Parties of Belarus, Poland and the Russian Federation support him: Belarus is the only former Soviet republic to successfully reject privatization of industry.In addition, Belarus continues many socialist policies from the days of the Soviet Union.  Unlike the other former Soviet republics, Belarus preserved socialist symbols and statues throughout the country. The United States and the anti-communist oppositionists want to destroy the social gains of Belarus, but Lukashenko and his supporters are united to combat this. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Caltech Professor Receives Inaugural Brown Investigator Award

first_img 90 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News David Hsieh ‘2012 Credit Lance HayashidaThe Brown Science Foundation has bestowed one of two inaugural Brown Investigator Awards, each of which includes research funding of $2 million over five years, to David Hsieh, professor of physics at Caltech. The other award goes to William Irvine of the University of Chicago. The Brown Science Foundation was established in 1992 by Caltech alumnus and philanthropist Ross M. Brown (BS’ 56, MS ’57). According to the foundation’s news release, the Brown Investigator Awards recognize “curiosity-driven basic research in chemistry and physics.”“I am incredibly grateful to the Brown Science Foundation for its support of mid-career scientists and for providing me this unique opportunity for high-risk exploration,” says Hsieh.Hsieh’s laboratory seeks to uncover novel and exotic phases of matter in quantum materials and to develop ways to manipulate their electronic properties. Some of his group’s more recent work includes figuring out how to “flip the bits” of an exotic phase of matter known as an excitonic insulator; identifying signatures of the first three-dimensional quantum liquid crystals; and finding new clues to the riddle of high-temperature superconductivity.The Brown Science Foundation is “dedicated to the belief that scientific discovery is a driving force in the improvement of the human condition,” according to its news release from the Science Philanthropy Alliance, which counts the foundation among its members. The foundation “supports the often-overlooked resource of mid-career physics and chemistry researchers in the U.S.,” and plans to make eight investigator awards available annually by 2025. An article about Ross Brown’s philanthropic journey can be found at the Science Philanthropy Alliance website.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff Science and Technology Caltech Professor Receives Inaugural Brown Investigator Award By WHITNEY CLAVIN, Caltech Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 2:55 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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LIT urges students to register

first_img Previous articleJohn Cregan TD pulls out of electionNext articleCruelty imposed on regional hospital patients – INMO admin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsLIT urges students to registerBy admin – February 1, 2011 443 LIT is urging all local students to register to vote on campus on this Thursday ahead of the impending general election. The Students Union will set up special stands on campus and is aiming to register as many students as possible to vote throughout the campaign.   The initiative is taking place as part of the Union of Students in Ireland’s “Your Future, Your Vote” campaign.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up For the campaign, USI officers will embark on a national bus tour of colleges around the country and is visiting Limerick IT as part of the campaign.On a national level, USI is aiming to register 50,000 students to vote over two weeks in order to increase student turnout at the upcoming general election. Advertisement Linkedincenter_img Email Twitter Print Facebooklast_img read more

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