Oil hits $100 due to Suez supply fears

first_imgMonday 31 January 2011 9:26 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Oil hits $100 due to Suez supply fears whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoUpbeat NewsThese 25 Celebrities Ruined Their Career in a Matter of MinutesUpbeat NewsUndoTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo Share More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org OIL surged over $100 a barrel for the first time in more than two years yesterday as investors feared the turmoil engulfing Egypt could disrupt shipments passing through the Suez canal and impact supply. Brent crude for March, the global benchmark, leapt by $1.59 to settle at $101.01 a barrel – the highest since Lehman Brothers’ collapse in September 2008 – as the protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s regime intensified.While Egypt is not a major oil-producing country, its Suez Canal is a crucial passageway linking the Red Sea and the Mediterranean through which an estimated two million barrels of oil pass through each day – roughly equivalent to the daily oil output of Iraq.Oil cartel OPEC secretary general Abdullah Al-Badri yesterday tried to reassure markets by saying it would up supply if there was a real shortage, but reiterated that the Suez, which is patrolled by armed guards, remains open with shipping uninterrupted.“We are trading on fear,” said Tom Bentz, a broker at BNP Paribas Commodity Futures in New York. Analysts said that the main concern was that the unrest in Egypt, which follows upheaval in Yemen and Tunisia, could spark turmoil in the Middle East and crucial oil producing regions such as Saudi Arabia – the world’s largest oil exporter. “2011 is already turning out to be a year when it would be risky to get heavily involved in the oil market without maintaining a fairly strong focus on the key geopolitical developments,” said BarCap in a note.Stock exchanges were also rattled by Egypt’s woes with major markets in Asia and Europe falling. Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.1 per cent, London’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.31 per cent to 5,862.94, and Germany’s DAX slipped 0.36 per cent to 7,077.48. The Bank for International Settlements data showed yesterday that French banks were the most exposed to Egypt, being owed £11bn in total by the Egyptian government and companies, with UK banks owed £6.7bn.Violent clashes saw the death toll in Egypt reach over 100 yesterday and local and foreign travel companies have suspended all outgoing trips as tourists rush to evacuate the country. HSBC, which has a total of 100 branches in 13 cities in Egypt, said yesterday it will remain under lockdown for a third day today, maintaining customer access via the Internet and phone. last_img read more

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CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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No savings at 40? I’d buy dividend stocks to retire on a passive income

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Having no savings at age 40 does not mean that a passive income in retirement is beyond your reach. After all, there are still likely to be more than two decades left for your capital to grow into a nest egg which can provide financial freedom in retirement.In fact, through buying undervalued dividend shares and holding them for the long run, you could significantly improve your retirement prospects. With the stock market currently trading at a relatively attractive valuation, now could be the right time to kick-start your retirement plans.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…Return potentialThe return potential of the stock market is significantly higher than other mainstream assets. For example, indexes such as the S&P 500 and FTSE 100 have recorded high single-digit annual returns since their inception.Certainly, they have failed to deliver consistent growth. However, at age 40 you have a long time horizon until you are likely to retire. This means that you may have the capacity to overcome short-term paper losses on your investments, in terms of having sufficient time for your stocks to recover.By contrast, having cash savings or bonds could lead to disappointing returns – especially with interest rates being relatively low at the present time. In many cases, they may be unable to boost your spending power over the coming years, which may lead to a substantial difference in their return profiles compared to shares.Dividend prospectsWhile buying growth shares may seem to be an obvious step to take when seeking to build a retirement portfolio, dividend shares could offer high total returns in the long run. In fact, a large proportion of the stock market’s historic total returns have been derived from the reinvestment of dividends. Therefore, focusing your capital on dividend-paying stocks could be a means of obtaining an impressive return in the long run.Moreover, dividend stocks could prove to be less risky than their growth counterparts. In some cases, dividends can provide guidance about the financial health of a business. They can offer a snapshot of the profitability of a company, as well as what its future performance may be. For example, a company that has a robust track record of dividend payments and is forecast to maintain its rate of dividend growth may prove to be a less risky purchase than a cyclical growth stock.Buying opportunityWith investor sentiment currently relatively weak, now could be the right time to buy dividend stocks. Risks such as coronavirus and political uncertainty in the US may cause further share price declines in the short run. But investors who have long time horizons may have sufficient time for their holdings to recover from paper losses to post high returns in the long run.As such, now could be the right time to start planning your retirement, with it being possible to generate a passive income in older age from a standing start at age 40.  No savings at 40? I’d buy dividend stocks to retire on a passive income Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Friday, 13th March, 2020 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. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying 7digital shares. Should you buy too?

first_img 7digital (LSE: 7DIG) shares are getting quite a bit of attention right now. Last week, the AIM-listed growth stock was the third-most-bought stock on the Hargreaves Lansdown platform (the most-bought was [email protected] Capital). Looking at the company’s share price, which has rocketed over the last month, it’s fair to say that investors are excited about the stock. Should you follow the herd and pile into 7digital shares? Let’s take a closer look at the stock.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…What does it do?7digital is a technology company that provides end-to-end digital music solutions. It offers an integrated platform for music (Music platform-as-a-Service) that provides content, data, and services to engage, manage, and monetise audiences globally at scale. Its core objective is to simplify access to the world’s music for its clients.Why has 7digital’s share price soared?7digital’s share price has soared recently (it’s up more than 1,300% over the last month) on the back of a few developments.The share price first popped on 12 August when the company announced that it had signed a contract with Triller Inc. Triller is an artificial intelligence-powered app that allows users to choose their favourite music to create auto-edited, professional-quality videos that can be published on the app or shared via social media.The AIM-listed stock then popped again on 17 August. It seems this was down to the fact that US President Donald Trump opened an account with Triller. There is speculation that Triller could replace TikTok if Trump bans the Chinese App in the US.The share price has also risen on the back of some other recent deals including a major deal with a ‘global technology company’ on 20 August. The new partner will use 7digital’s platform to access a comprehensive music catalogue from rights-secured labels. The new deal also includes tracking and reporting services.Should you buy 7DIG shares?7digital certainly looks like an interesting company. I’m encouraged by the number of deals the company has signed recently. There appears to be plenty of potential here. That said, I see 7DIG as a higher-risk, speculative play.For starters, it’s hard to get a read on the company’s latest financials. Due to the fact that 7digital was granted a three-month extension for the reporting of its results for the year ended 31 December 2019, the last proper update (excluding a Covid-19 one in April) from the company was a trading update in January.A lot has changed since then. It’s hard to make an investment decision without seeing up-to-date financials. I’ll point out, however, that the company is planning to announce its 2019 results and interim 2020 results in September.Secondly, going on past results, 7digital is yet to generate a profit. The group’s H1 2019 results showed an adjusted operating loss of £2m. This lack of profits adds risk to the investment case.Finally, after rising 1,300%+ in a month, the stock could be very volatile in the near term. After a rise like that, there’s always risk to the downside.My move nowPersonally, I’m going to put 7digital on my small-cap watchlist for now. Without a look at the company’s recent financials, it’s a bit too speculative for me.All things considered, there are other UK small-cap stocks I’d buy before 7DIG. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 28th August, 2020 | More on: 7DIG Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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! See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 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. Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying 7digital shares. Should you buy too? Enter Your Email Address 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! 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. 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HSU House / EPIPHYTE Lab

first_imgArchDaily Architects: EPIPHYTE Lab Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeEPIPHYTE LabOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIthacaHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 28, 2011Cite: “HSU House / EPIPHYTE Lab” 28 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/114386/hsu-house-epiphyte-lab Clipboard HSU House / EPIPHYTE LabSave this projectSaveHSU House / EPIPHYTE Lab United States Year:  Photographs:  Susan & Jerry KayeText description provided by the architects. The Hsu House is a small home designed using passive solar principles to create an inexpensive, ecologically sensitive, energy efficient dwelling for a growing young family. Rising out of a hillside south of Ithaca in upstate New York, the bifurcating roof covers a house organized around a three story main living space which functions as both a spatial nexus and a natural ventilation stack. The volume is divided by an interior south facing cast-in-place concrete heat sink mass wall, which stores energy and animates light, creating an all season solarium that, in the summer, opens and unfolds into the natural landscape. The exterior surface of the house features solar-responsive cement board siding pattern that transitions from dark to light according to its orientation. From the outset, the intention was to minimize the cost of finishes and fixtures and spend the budget on structure and systems. Consequently, the material palette is simple (bamboo, drywall, cement board & concrete) while the forms and spaces are more complex.Save this picture!© Susan & Jerry KayeSustainable Design Designed to meet (at minimum) LEED for Homes silver guidelines, the house is super-insulated and was carefully designed in an iterative process using thermal and daylight simulation software to balance daylighting and thermal performance. The relatively harsh climate in upstate New York precludes large areas of fenestration, and yet, with less than 30 percent of the total envelope glazed, the house is well lit at all times when the sun is above the horizon. Save this picture!© Susan & Jerry KayeAll of the opaque walls contain at least six inches of open cell polyurethane insulation and another two inches of rigid polyisocynaurate underneath the cement board cladding. The house also incorporates a rainwater collection system, a high efficiency forced air heating with HEPA filtered heat recovery ventilation, a TPO high albedo membrane roofing system, energy star lighting and appliances, and high efficiency plumbing fixtures. Particular attention was paid to the detailing of the exterior envelope, resulting in an extremely tight building that, as evidenced by blower door testing, has an extremely low air infiltration rate. Designed to be naturally ventilated, the house has no cooling systems. LEED certification of the Hsu House is currently pending. The house was originally designed to incorporate a custom thermosymponic solar thermal heating device on the south façade; this feature will be installed in the summer of 2011 and should further reduce energy use and carbon footprint. Save this picture!© Susan & Jerry KayeMass Wall Given that the house was designed to be built with lightweight materials (the cantilevering structure is primarily engineered wood), a mass wall dividing the solarium from the main space of the house was considered necessary to damp diurnal energy fluxes and store absorbed solar radiation. The mass wall is 23 feet long, 14 feet high; its width varies from 5.5 to 16 inches. It was designed with three primary criteria in mind. First, wall surface area was maximized to increase the rate of thermal transfer between the sun, the wall, and the interior environment. Second, the shape was designed to allow light from the solarium to pass through the structure, allowing illumination of the north side of the first floor of the house. Save this picture!© Susan & Jerry KayeThird, the mass wall was designed as the sculptural focus of the house, defining the entryway, the kitchen, the solarium, and the edge of the triple height main living space. A large number of parametric iterations were tested in relation to performance, aesthetics and fabrication constraints. The primary concern was maintaining a level of porosity that would create a sense of lightness, allowing for views through the wall and to counteract the tendency of the concrete to read as a massive and unwelcome subdividing element in what is, after all, a fairly compact and spatially diverse living space. Save this picture!© Susan & Jerry KayeThe mass wall was parametrically modeled using Grasshopper, and numerous iterations were tested in numerical simulation. Once a final design was arrived at, guides were cut using a CNC milling device. The more than 100 guides were then use to hand cut a high density polystyrene formliner that allowed for the wall to be completed in a single three hour concrete pour.Project gallerySee allShow lessKew Gardens Hills Library / WORKacArticlesDesign and Virtual Reality Educational Complex / OIII architectenArticles Share 2010 “COPY” Save this picture!© Susan & Jerry Kaye+ 19 Share HSU House / EPIPHYTE Lab ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/114386/hsu-house-epiphyte-lab Clipboard Area:  3900 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Ithaca, United States Photographslast_img read more

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The Running Bug partners Mencap

first_imgThe Running Bug partners Mencap Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 20 February 2009 | News Specialist online running community The Running Bug (www.therunningbug.co.uk) is to partner Mencap to launch the Mencap Running Series.This provides Mencap with advertising and editorial exposure in one of the UK’s fastest growing running communities with the opportunity to attract more runners and sponsors for forthcoming running events such as the London Marathon.The Running Bug views this as a ‘strategic partnership’ through which Mencap can ‘add authoritative value’ within the online community. Co-founder of The Running Bug Joe Mountain said “Some of our members have already chosen to run for Mencap and we are certain that others will to once they understand the excellent work they do. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Richie Havens

first_imgTaken from a May 1 audio column at prisonradio.orgRichie HavensWith a voice that seemed equal parts grit and sand, Richie Havens was an original.  Although known to the industry and deejays as a folk singer, anyone who listened to him — both that magical voice and his frenetic guitar playing — knew instantly that he was much, much more.To most fans, his performance at the famous 1969 upstate New York Woodstock Music Festival was their introduction to his raspy, soulful sound.But, like rare musicians, some of his best work wasn’t that which sold the most, or made its way to radio.His was the voice that sang the eloquent anguish of the Ku Klux Klan, with the throaty lyric: “He who rides with the Klan, is a devil, and not a man…”Think of folk singers — or any singers for that matter — who sing of America’s homegrown terrorists.  Other than the Black British reggae band, Steel Pulse, I can think of none.Richie Havens did so with passion, brilliance and an eerie raw beauty.Richie Havens died on April 22 at age 72 of a heart attack.  Abu-Jamal is a political prisoner at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, Pa. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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WWP message on May Day 2020 is Organize!

first_imgThis edited talk was given by First Secretary of Workers World Party Larry Holmes at “May Day Webinar! Workers Power: Building Workers Assemblies” sponsored by WWP on May 1.Larry Holmes, speaking during the WWP May Day webinar.Happy May Day to everyone. This is the perfect occasion for everybody in the workers’ movement around the world to reflect on the real meaning of International Workers’ Day. That is the need for solidarity across all boundaries, the need for militancy, the need for revolutionary direction and the need for massive organizing.Because no matter how bad things were for workers before this pandemic, they are worse now. And they’re going to get even worse. People are dying unnecessarily of this pandemic because capitalism does not value the lives of workers, all workers, but Black and Brown workers in particular. Workers have been forced to go to work without proper protection.And on top of all this, the global capitalist economy is sinking into another Great Depression. Some say worse than the one in the 1930s. This means all kinds of miseries and suffering. In the United States alone, an estimated 50 million people have filed for unemployment in the recent month. [The government] says 30 million but even the government estimate is an underestimate, because a lot of people cannot access the state unemployment websites because they’ve crashed. And so many workers do not qualify for unemployment insurance.But the good news — if there is good news in this nightmare — is that while workers are freaking out and workers are traumatized, they’re not paralyzed. They’re fighting back. They’re resisting. They’re organizing. They’re walking out in places where they don’t have unions — places like Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart and other places where they don’t even have a union.The workers decided to choose May Day to have a May Day strike against international businesses. I don’t know how widespread they were, how wide the participation was, but that’s a great thing. That’s a sign of strength and militancy. People are organizing rent strikes. I don’t know what the participation is in the rent strikes, but it seems to be getting momentum.The important thing for us to know is that something important is happening — something that doesn’t happen every day and only happens once or twice in a century maybe. Workers are beginning to fight back militantly, and they’re beginning to organize at the grassroots — not the top down, but from the bottom up. And this has tremendous potential. And it could turn this nightmare into the working class becoming bigger, more organized, more muscular, and more militant, but it needs our help. It needs solidarity.We look to the unions to help, and the better unions, like UE 150 [United Electrical Workers Local 150], will help. They’re already there. But unions do not represent more than 9 percent to 10 percent of the workers in this country. Hopefully that will change, but that’s the situation right now. And so we’ve got to experiment with other things.Workers assemblies are inclusive, not exclusiveWhat we’re looking into is experimenting with and expanding the concept of workers assemblies. We’ve looked at our friends and comrades in the South who’ve had a Southern Workers Assembly for a number of years. And they seem to have been able to get a lot out of that. And we think it’s time that that idea spreads from the South to the East, to the North, to the West, and all over. And our party and other forces are dedicated to doing what we can to see that happen.There are good things about workers assemblies, [but they] can’t do everything that unions can do. But they’re not just an industry. It could be organized on a city or regional basis or a smaller basis, [and] it can invite workers from everywhere to come in — workers who sometimes don’t seem to be welcomed in the organized labor movement. These include gig workers, who are called independent contractors, but they [need to] qualify for unemployment benefits; and migrant workers, many of whom do not qualify for unemployment benefits and their life is hell enough.We think of sex workers, or others the movement doesn’t even think are part of the working class. But we got to change that thinking. Even prisoners are workers. They are incarcerated workers, and it’s time that we view them that way and get them their seat at the table of the working class on an international basis.A lot of young people, forced into gig work, don’t understand that they are a vital part of the working class. They’re getting radicalized because of what the capitalist crisis is doing to them, and we need to say: “Yes, you’re a part of our class, welcome. And moreover, we need your help. You learned some skills in college; help us out with that. It’ll make our movement stronger.”So this is what we’re focused on.Unemployment is growing and growing to depression levels. We’re going to need some kind of huge fightback for the unemployed. That’s the way this struggle got started in the ‘30s, even before the industrial unions began organizing in the mid- 30s. So we’ve got to think about that, commit ourselves to that. And by the way, if you are unemployed, either recently or long-term, maybe you can help out in providing some leadership for that.So my message on May Day 2020 is organize, organize, organize! It’s time that we made this message clear, that for all the issues facing our class, not just here but all over the world, the need for organization is first and foremost. And we must take this crisis, this pain, this suffering and these attacks and turn them into the opportunity to organize our class, particularly the most downtrodden and the most oppressed on the widest scale possible.If you’re interested in a socialist party that prioritizes organizing workers, we invite you to check out my party, Workers World Party, and we invite you to join it. Happy May Day.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Achoo! Ragweed season is here

first_imgFacebook Neeley graduate creates clothing line for disabled Linkedin ReddIt Twitter ReddIt + posts Andre Riveroyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-riveroy/ Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Andre Riveroyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-riveroy/ Andre Riveroy Andre Riveroy is a double major in political science and news and media studies from Chino Hills, California. Being a senior and in his last semester, Andre is in the process of applying to Law School for the upcoming school year.center_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter printStudents might be starting to experience irritated skin, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion, which means that allergy season is officially in full effect. Dust flying in the air on TCU’s campus. Photo by Jake Hook“Ragweed season can start as early as July and peak around early to mid-September,” said Stephanie Baldwin, the allergy nurse at the Brown-Lupton Health Center. According to the Weather Channel, parts of the nation––from Arizona to the Carolinas––may be experiencing a bad allergy season. Although TCU draws students from across the nation and the world, for those who’ve never experienced Texas’ climate, these allergy symptoms may be a shock. Display of breathing index of pollen throughout the United States. Photo courtesy: Weather Channel Junior computer science major Nick Bell, of Chicago, said his allergies were the worst they have ever been since moving. Bell started taking allergy shots to combat his symptoms. “Taking allergy shots has allowed me to breathe normally out of my nose for the first time since I was a kid,” Bell said. “It really makes a difference in your everyday routine.” Baldwin said allergy shots are a viable way to calm allergies, but require a three to five year commitment. Data Graph of TCU Student Home Residence. Photo Courtesy: TCU Office of Institutional ResearchExperiencing common allergies is still possible during ragweed season, Baldwin said. Pollen, dust mites and mold are three of the most common allergies, according to WebMD. “Anyone can develop an allergy to a substance at any time in our lives,” Baldwin said. “We also can outgrow allergies as we get older. If the symptoms are bothersome and interfering with daily life, an allergist is the best person that can help with symptom relief.”Allergy testing can be helpful in determining which allergens are causing issues, Baldwin said. After identifying which allergens are producing the symptoms, one option is to begin a program of desensitizing the patient to the allergens.“Once a diagnosis is made and a treatment plan is in place, it’s important to stay compliant with treatment,” Baldwin said. “Be your own advocate for better health.”Baldwin said a daily antihistamine, nasal sprays and washing the hair and body when the pollen count is high can be effective ways to calm allergies. Linkedin Andre Riveroyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-riveroy/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution What were reading: Trump rally, human trafficking, Paris Climate Accord, deadly attack Previous articleHoroscope: September 17, 2019Next articleTCU drops in annual U.S. News college rankings Andre Riveroy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New software at health center hopes to increase organization TCU hands-only CPR clinic in Frog Alley Andre Riveroyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andre-riveroy/last_img read more

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Cyber-dissident tortured to stop him appealing against 12-year prison sentence

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific  The Chinese authorities began to keep a closer eye on the cyberdissident’s activities since, in January 2003, he announced he intended to found a political party, the China Patriotic Democratic Party (CPDP). Huang was arrested a few days after his return to China. ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China News to go further As a Chinese delegation was attending a preparatory meeting in Geneva for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Reporters Without Borders said today it has obtained new information about the torture of Chinese cyber-dissident Huang Jinqiu, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence for “subversion.”The press freedom organization said it was shocked by the torture and beating of this young, pro-democracy activist in prison and by an attempt to put him in a psychiatric institute against his will. And it said it was outraged that Chinese diplomats were able to strut around at the WSIS meeting while this was going on.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, the prison authorities got tough with Huang after he began preparing to file a new appeal against his conviction. The original appeal, filed on his behalf by his lawyer, was rejected by a court in Nanjing (in Jiangsu province) without a hearing being held.The authorities have done everything possible to break him physically and psychologically in an attempt to dissuade him from taking the case to the supreme court. In mid-December, they tried to commit him to a psychiatric hospital but the hospital’s doctors refused to play along.The prison authorities then assigned him to a “severe restriction” regime in Pukou prison in Nanjing. He has been put in a cell with non-political prisoners where he has often been beaten by his cellmates on the orders of the guards. He has also been forced to run more than 20 km each day in the prison yard and is beaten if he stops before completing the distance.He has also been deprived of reading material for several weeks and his lawyer’s letters are often intercepted.His lawyer, Thomas Guo, confirmed that during a visit on January 17 Huang showed the marks of torture and was very demoralized. He broke into tears twice during their interview, which was monitored by guards. A few days later, Guoting received a letter from his client asking him not to go ahead with the appeal to the supreme court.Huang Jinqiu, a regular contributor to the website Boxun, was arrested on 13 September 2003 in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province in the east of the country. His family had no news of him for several months and only learned in January 2004 that he was being held in Changzhou jail. He was sentenced to 12 years in jail for “subversion” on 27 September.Born in 1974, Huang worked as a journalist for several newspapers of which the best known was Yangcheng Wanbao. It was while continuing his journalism studies in Malaysia that he became well known for his uncompromising political articles carried by Boxun, under the pseudonym of Qing Shuijun. Receive email alerts News February 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident tortured to stop him appealing against 12-year prison sentence China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img read more

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