Virgin ends strike threat

first_img Tags: NULL Wednesday 8 September 2010 7:49 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Virgin ends strike threat whatsapp VIRGIN Atlantic averted the threat of the first strike in its 26-year history yesterday, after it reached an agreement with pilot’s union Balpa over the time off its members take.Under the deal Virgin pilots remain entitled to “at least 120 days off” a year, equivalent to an office worker’s weekends and bank holidays. Virgin’s negotiating team was led by chief executive Steve Ridgway.Virgin, which is majority owned by billionaire Sir Richard Branson, said: “During the course of these discussions both parties have also identified some opportunities to modernise the relationship between Virgin Atlantic and Balpa in the future and we are looking forward to working on this together.” Balpa general secretary Jim McAuslan described the talks as “frank, to the point and creative.”Meanwhile, rival British Airways’ 19-month dispute with its Unite cabin crew over pay and conditions continues. Earlier this week Unite’s Heathrow branch membership called on its national union to launch a ballot for more strike action in the run up to Christmas. last_img read more

Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgWilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgCamelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Camelot Ghana Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Camelot Ghana Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Camelot Ghana Limited (CMLT.gh) in the past 12 months, as of 2nd June 2021, is US$533.8266 (GHS3.16K). An average of US$44 (GHS263) per month.Camelot Ghana Limited Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileCamelot Ghana Limited is a security printing company involved in the design, processing, printing and finishing of security print orders, business forms and documents and identity products. The company provides a service to governmental departments, financial institutions and multi-national organisations. Security stationary issued by Camelot Ghana Limited ranges from cheque books and banker’s drafts to share certificates, dividend warrants and lottery tickets. The company produces continuous and cut sheet stationary for insurance company forms, optical character recognition (OCR) forms, pre-prints for laser printers, listing paper and airline boarding passes. Company printing solutions range from magstripe encoded cards to UV cured cards, access control cards and ID cards. Government printing solutions for range from council tax forms to utility billing cards, electoral ballot papers and revenue collection tickets. Subsidiaries of Camelot Ghana Limit offer services ranging from holograms, holosealing, embossed hotfoiling to watermarked cheque paper, chemically-sensitive security paper, solvent sensitive inks, tri-thermochromic inks and microtext printing. Camelot Ghana Limited services governments and institutions in Togo, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Benin, Côte d ´Ivoire, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The company headquarters are in Accra, Ghana. Camelot Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s visit encourages hurricane-weary Virgin Islanders

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Hurricane Irma, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL By Amy SowderPosted Jan 17, 2018 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Hurricane Maria, Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 2017 Hurricanes, center_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry hugs and greets Episcopalians after leading a packed Eucharist service Jan. 11 at All Saints Cathedral on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The service and following reception were part of his pastoral visit to provide encouragement to those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. The church is committed to helping throughout the long-term recovery process, Curry said. Photo: Amy Sowder/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service — St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands] George Sebastian crouched in the hallway with his wife while he witnessed Hurricane Irma rip the roof from their home in St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 6.“I was watching. I was hoping. I was praying,” said Sebastian, a parishioner from All Saints Cathedral, as he pointed to his house on a distant hillside. “I was stressed. I lost everything in a few minutes.”About four months later, Sebastian has a new roof, and he’s driving Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and his contingent around his island during a Jan. 10-12 pastoral visit to the Diocese of the Virgin Islands. Curry listened to Episcopalians share their post-hurricane struggles and stress. He discussed how the church can bolster spirits and communities.Since the horrendous 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, stories like Sebastian’s are many among the Diocese of the Virgin Islands. Curry strove to encourage parishioners.“If you follow Jesus, you are not alone,” Curry told a packed house at All Saints Cathedral. “The truth is, it’s easy to forget that because life has a way of overwhelming you.”George Sebastian, member of All Saints Cathedral on St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands, lost the roof of his home and much of what was inside. Photo courtesy of George SebastianBesides the logistical problems caused by the physical distance between the islands and the U.S. mainland, there’s the stress of emotional disconnection. Many islanders say they feel far away from the thoughts of mainlanders and the benefits they enjoy. The seemingly endless onslaught of natural and human-made disasters can cause people to suffer from compassion fatigue too.“When you leave, don’t forget us,” urged Derek Gabriel, an All Saints Cathedral parishioner.The long-term effects on the Virgin Islands On Sept. 6, Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin Islands, and on Sept. 20, Maria gave the islands a second beating, both as Category 5 tropical cyclones. Irma pummeled St. Thomas and St. John the most. Then Maria targeted St. Croix, the largest of all the Virgin Islands.Four months later, cruise ships have returned, but some buildings still sit faceless with no walls and exposed beams, and corrugated metal roofs remain rolled up, evidence of the storms’ ferocious winds. Much of the Virgin Islands remains in disrepair with blue tarps coloring the landscape, although 90 percent of power has been restored.All Saints Cathedral men’s club president George Sebastian’s house on St. Thomas is now repaired, and he and his wife are able to live there again. Photo courtesy of George SebastianThe Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands consists of 14 congregations across five islands, some governed by the United States, some by Great Britain. The U.S. islands with Episcopal churches include St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. The British islands have Anglican churches on Virgin Gorda and Tortola.As the only full-time person on staff, diocesan Bishop Ambrose Gumbs leads four services in three locations every Sunday. When Curry asked how he was doing, Gumbs replied, “Surviving. Sometimes you wish you could go away and when you come back, it’s like it was before.”Several older people have died since the hurricane, Gumbs said. “A lot of people are stressed. A lot of them don’t have insurance. There’s still chaos, and labor costs are through the roof.”Curry and his contingent met with U.S. Virgin Islands Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter, who said it will take a long time to recover.“Our next fight is to get power lines underground,” Potter said.Left to right: Bishop Todd Ousley of the Episcopal Church Office of Pastoral Development, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, U.S. Virgin Islands Lt. Gov. Osbert Potter and Virgin Islands Bishop Ambrose Gumbs discuss hurricane recovery and the church’s role in helping the community at a Jan. 10 meeting at the Government House on St. Thomas. Photo: Amy Sowder/Episcopal News ServiceThe exodus of more than 4,000 people has caused all sorts of problems. Police officers and teachers are gone. Hotel employees have also left or are unemployed, as many hotels might not reopen until summer, Potter said. The U.S. territories lost four schools, so families either have moved to the mainland or have sent their kids to live with mainland family members.Episcopal Relief & Development’s efforts“If we did not know about Episcopal Relief & Development before, we certainly do now,” said Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, diocesan chancellor and lay representative to the Anglican Consultative Council.“They really stepped up to the plate and helped us,” said Simmonds Ballentine, who also serves on the organization’s board of directors.Workers from Episcopal Relief & Development have inspected all the diocesan churches and other properties on all five islands, said Jay Rollins, the organization’s disaster relief consultant who lives in St. Croix.The organization assessed what volunteer teams can do immediately, in the mid-term and then long-term, Rollins said. He helped create a diocesan disaster response committee that includes a representative from each island, plus a youth representative.“We’re looking at not only recovery, but disaster preparedness. Not just for hurricanes,” Rollins said.Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development, joined Curry’s pastoral tour to learn how diocesan members are handling their long-term recovery efforts.“I think in times of trouble, everyone comes together,” Radtke said.Churches of the Virgin IslandsDonnalie Cabey bounced and squealed with delight as she stood at the back of the nave of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on St. Thomas. “We just got power this afternoon. The presiding bishop brought the power,” said Cabey, wife of the Rev. Lenroy K. Cabey, rector.The water was about 2½ feet high inside the church, so the carpet had to be pulled out, and there was no electricity for four months. The first few weeks after Hurricane Irma, Episcopalians met in the dark in the parish hall, using flashlights. Then, a generator powered services.On Jan. 10, representatives from the diocese’s three deaneries reported on the state of their buildings and membership.“We call them ‘Irmaria,’” said deputy dean Leroy Claxton about September’s one-two punch of Irma and Maria.Representatives from the Diocese of the Virgin Islands three deaneries gave hurricane-damage reports to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and his contingent Jan. 10, at St. Andrews on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Photo: Amy Sowder/Episcopal News ServiceEpiscopalians described Tortola as a bomb site after Irma. At St. Mary’s in Virgin Gorda, besides the roof damage, pavilion destruction and rectory flooding, the bell tower fell directly onto graves, cracking headstones.“We need help. I’m not going to paint a rosy picture here,” said Denise Reovan, St. Mary’s dean.St. Croix residents cleared out stores to help St. Thomas after Hurricane Irma, but then Maria came and hit St. Croix barely two weeks later when its supplies were depleted.At St. Andrew’s, membership dropped from more than 300 to about 50, said Hilarie Baker, senior warden. Twenty-five members had homes billed as total losses.“Many relocated because of illness, job loss or their kids’ school closed. We’re hopeful many members will return,” Baker said.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offers encouragement and spiritual direction while also listening to the grief, pain and hopes of clergy from across the Diocese of the Virgin Islands at a meeting Jan. 11 at the diocesan office on St. Thomas. Photo: Amy Sowder/Episcopal News ServiceThe next morning on Jan. 11, clergy from across the islands met at the diocesan office to share their pain, concerns and hopes with Curry.“There may be no more difficult calling, in good times and in bad,” Curry told about 15 clergy members. “This is going to be long-term work, not quick fixes, and we’re committed to doing that.”Reduced Episcopal schoolsSchool enrollment is down all over the islands. Public school children are doubled up at the school buildings not destroyed, some attending morning session while others attend in the afternoon.“Nothing is the same at school. Nothing is the same at home. It’s a challenge,” Gumbs said.All Saints Cathedral School children ages 3 to 18 enjoyed a message by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Jan. 12. He told light-hearted anecdotes to remind the students that they have God’s strength with them at all times. Photo: Amy Sowder/Episcopal News ServiceAlthough classes have been in progress full-time since Oct. 2, excluding holiday breaks, there’s been a lot of damage at St. George’s Secondary School, which is part of St. George’s Anglican Church on Tortola, a British island, said principal Antoinette Rock. Enrollment dropped from 111 to 72 students after the hurricanes. That means less tuition money to pay teacher salaries and expenses.“We did come together to clear the debris and have the trees removed, and without funding,” Rock said. “But I’ve reached a point where I’m becoming very frustrated. We had two hurricanes in September, and here it is January, and there have been no repairs to the school.”At all Saints Cathedral School on St. Thomas, enrollment for students ages 3 to 18 dropped from 240 to 214 students after Irma, said school board chairwoman Lynette Petty-Amey.Classes were going ahead at full-speed, however. Krishiv Amarnani, 10, stepped away from his class to share that half of his family’s Sugar Mill condominium roof blew off.“A lot of my sports equipment is gone, but I did salvage my soccer and spelling bee trophies,” Amarnani said.School officials created a hurricane recovery donation page on the school’s website to fund roof repairs and purchase ceiling tiles, window screens, books and teacher supplies, said Ardrina Elliott, the school’s development director.“We stay positive for the kids, because it’s so easy to stay depressed. A lot of stores have closed. People lost jobs, there’s not a fully working hospital, there are damaged post offices. It takes three weeks to get mail.”These Virgin Islanders urge the rest of the world to remember them as they rebuild their lives.The Rev. Sandra Walters Malone, vicar of St. Paul’s Mission on Tortola, has a severely damaged home and congregation members who are homeless, some living in cars and receiving food weekly.“After the immediacy of disaster, people go on with their lives, and they forget that we’re still in chaos,” Malone said. “Sometimes it helps just to know others are thinking of you.”— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at [email protected] Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s visit encourages hurricane-weary Virgin Islanders ‘You are not alone,’ Curry told residents dealing with long-term stress and recovery Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Living with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGN

first_img “COPY” Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/363887/living-with-sun-light-movedesign Clipboard photographs:  Yousuke HariganePhotographs:  Yousuke Harigane+ 24 Share ArchDaily Architects: MOVEDESIGN Area Area of this architecture project 2010 “COPY” 2010 Area:  154 m² Area:  154 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/363887/living-with-sun-light-movedesign Clipboard Year:  Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeMOVEDESIGNOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFukuokaHousesJapanPublished on April 24, 2013Cite: “Living with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGN” 24 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save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 Living with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGN Living with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGNSave this projectSaveLiving with Sun Light / MOVEDESIGNSave this picture!© Yousuke HariganeHouses•Fukuoka, Japan CopyText description provided by the architects. This is a 150㎡ one-storied house made of wood frame, located Fukuoka, Japan. Save this picture!© Yousuke HariganeRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsThis project started to plan building a new house on the east  side of the main house. The main house which the owner  had lived had a bad condition for lighting and the humidity was high, it needed a light all day and a heater until beginning of summer.  Save this picture!© Yousuke HariganeConsidering these stories, this house is designed simply to make the owner’s wish real and to make the family’s life happy.  Save this picture!© Yousuke Harigane Around the site area there are houses on the south side and we can see a fine view on the north side. First I put a living room on the north taking sun light through the courtyard placed middle of the house and put private rooms on the south. Save this picture!© Yousuke Harigane I planned the main line of flow is circle around the courtyard, so that family can feel how others are doing in this house. Save this picture!© Yousuke Harigane The courtyard is not only for taking sun light but also it becomes the main space for family’s daily life, as a shortcut traffic between private space and public space when those windows are opened, or as a second living space…  the owner can create how to spend the time in this house.  Save this picture!© Yousuke HariganeThis plan is not to partition spaces as a room except private rooms as much as possible. Therefore, the family can find their own favorite spots for each in the public space in this house and also have conversation each other. They have different positions doing different things but share the same situation, same air at the same time.   Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNovo Mesto Central Market Competition Entry / EnotaUnbuilt ProjectTechTown District Plan / Sasaki AssociatesUnbuilt Project Share Japanlast_img read more

Ireland’s Concern launches click-to-give-for-free site

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. Ireland’s Concern launches click-to-give-for-free site Concern has followed the trend in click-to-give-for-free Web sites with its Good Spider, launched in June 2000. Read Planet Web: Charity Hopes Good Spider Catches On By John McLaughlin at TheStandard.com. The article includes comments from UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake: “But Howard Lake, a Internet fundraising analyst in London, says the concept has been around since well before then. The U.S. model’s success, he says, was more a matter of the Hunger Site being in “the right place at the right time.”” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 September 2000 | News read more

Biden, racism, sexism and the bankruptcy of the Democratic Party

first_imgMany revolutionaries want to ignore the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. The elections are sickening, corrupt — they suck up all the air closer to November. They are almost meaningless.But ignore we cannot. Every political development must be studied. Revolutionaries are in a war against the capitalist class. And in a war, the enemy must always be studied. The announcement of the candidacy of Joe Biden is one of those developments that should be quickly examined. In a period where there is mass discontent with Donald Trump, the liberal ruling class will likely aim to divert all that discontent into the Democratic Party. From here until the election, the only song they will be playing will be (drum roll please) “Anybody Who Can Beat Trump.” Is the Democratic Party changing?A Slate article recently asserted: “The Democratic Party … has moved to the left.” (tinyurl.com/yxu74drw) And yes, there are rumblings of change. Alexandra Ocasio Cortez. Ilhan Omar. Some talk about reparations, increased taxes on the ultra-rich, eliminating the electoral college. These and other issues ignored for decades by the Democrats are all suddenly being raised. But these whispers of change are an attempt to stay relevant and to keep a wide swath of the masses confined to Democratic Party ideology. The election of Trump has ushered in a real shift to the left. Talk about socialism is increasing. Younger people have more progressive, revolutionary ideas. There is fear about the rise of the alt-right and open white supremacy. There is genuine concern for migrants. Issues such as job insecurity, climate change, inadequate wages and access to affordable health care are contributing to dissatisfaction with capitalism. It is the people — not the Democratic Party — who have moved to the left. If the Democratic establishment goes with Joe, it will be a “f— you” to those progressives fighting for change. It will especially be a “f— you” to the #MeToo movement. Joe Biden is a sexist and a racistMany people must have hoped that Biden’s sexual conduct — exposed earlier this year — would have put him out of the running.It did not.One of the brave women who came out to expose Biden was Lucy Flores, a former state assemblyperson from Nevada. Flores wrote in an April 29 New York Times op-ed: “The #MeToo movement wasn’t just a flash in the pan. It marked a profound tectonic shift toward continued female empowerment … and the ongoing rumbling continues to cause all kinds of discomfort.“After centuries of oppression … and dehumanization, women finally began finding their individual voices. … The worst of the worst were forced out of their systemic fortresses. Rapists, sexual assaulters, sexual harassers — villains who refused to acknowledge their actions, much less atone. Powerful, rich and famous men who acted with impunity … were finally brought to some version of justice.“And then there was Joe Biden.“Not a villain. Not an unlikable person. Not a sexual harasser or assaulter. But also, as Anita Hill recently found out, not exactly sorry, either.”Biden has been accused of touching women inappropriately and without their permission — placing his hands on their shoulders, rubbing against their faces, hugging women he just met or hardly knew. He has yet to acknowledge that he has done anything wrong.Criticism of Biden is not just about his sexism. Early in the 1970s, Biden opposed school integration. Like the Clintons, he was a big “law and order advocate” — a stance that led to the mass incarceration of Black and Brown folk, as he helped to pass the draconian Clinton crime bill. He voted to invade Iraq. But, above all, Biden had a major, insidious role in attacking a people’s hero, Anita Hill — a role he has yet to apologize for. Biden’s betrayal of Anita Hill continuesWhen Hill bravely accused Clarence Thomas of egregious sexual harassment when he served as her supervisor at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Biden led the degradation that ensued. Biden chaired the 1991 Senate hearings to confirm Thomas as Supreme Court Justice.The hearings turned into a shocking display of “blame the victim” as Hill’s character, credibility and impressive qualifications were challenged. She was accused of being a liar, a fraud and worse — “an erotomaniac.” Other women who had been harassed by Thomas were never called to testify, leaving Hill alone in opposing Thomas’ sexual harassment.Thomas had the weight of the Republicans behind him, particularly the George H.W. Bush White House, while Hill supposedly had the Democrats on her side — in the person of Biden. Yet all the men who ran these hearings set out to destroy her. Twenty-eight years after those hearings, just before Biden announced his candidacy on April 25, he called Hill and, according to a statement from his campaign, conveyed “his regret for what she endured.” (New York Times, April 26)Hill declined to characterize his words in that call as an apology: “I cannot be satisfied [by him] simply saying, ‘I’m sorry for what happened to you.’ I will be satisfied when I know that there is real change and real accountability and real purpose to correct the issues that are still there. (Jezebel, April 27)Whoopi Goldberg, hosting the daytime talk show “The View,” interviewed Biden on April 26. She asked several times if he would give Hill a real apology. Instead, Biden continued to show his white male privilege and arrogance, saying, “I did everything in my power to do what I thought was within the rules.”In a 1994 national best-seller, “Strange Justice,” several Democrats are quoted as saying that Biden was “outmaneuvered by the Republicans” as “he bent over backwards to be fair to all sides.” But recently a congressional adviser exposed Biden’s role, saying, “Biden agreed to the terms of the people who were out to disembowel Hill.” (New Yorker, April 27)In that interview, Hill drew “a connection between her experience and that of Christine Blasey Ford, whose credibility was similarly assailed … during the Senate confirmation hearings of … Brett Kavanaugh.”In the Times, Hill stated that Biden helped “set the stage” for the Kavanaugh hearings: “There are women and men now who have just really lost confidence in our government to respond to the problem of gender violence.” The outrage of Black womenThe Anita Hill hearings had nuanced components on both the woman question and the national question. Katherine Tate, an African-American professor at Brown University, said in “Invisible Woman” in 1992: “When Clarence Thomas called the Senate hearings a ‘high-tech lynching,’ he turned his confirmation into a race-loyalty test for Blacks. Once again, the concerns of Black women were obscured.”In “The Proclamation,” an important statement at the time of the hearings by African-American Women in Defense of Ourselves, the women wrote: “As women of African descent, we are deeply troubled by the recent nomination, confirmation and seating of Clarence Thomas. … The seating is an affront not only to African-American women and men, but to all people concerned with social justice. “We are particularly outraged by the racist and sexist treatment of Professor Anita Hill … who was maligned and castigated for daring to speak publicly. … The malicious defamation … sent a dangerous message to any woman who might contemplate a sexual harassment complaint. … We pledge ourselves to continue to speak out … in defense of the African-American community and against those … hostile to social justice, no matter what color they are. No one will speak for us but ourselves.” (tinyurl.com/y3nm2aj2)After Biden’s campaign announcement on April 25, many media publications noted that elected officials do not want to speak “negatively” about Biden, in the belief this would undermine the candidate who they think is the best to beat Trump.These are the best? Not Trump! Not Biden! Not Bernie! To humbly paraphrase “The Proclamation,” the theme for the 2020 election should be: “No one can speak for the workers and the oppressed but ourselves.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fannie Weighs in on Economic & Housing Momentum

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Fannie Weighs in on Economic & Housing Momentum  Print This Post Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Economy Fannie Mae GDP Home Prices HOUSING Inflation Inventory Rate Hikes Rates Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Previous: Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuance Approaches Milestone Next: How Can Mortgage Professionals Promote Diversity?center_img June 18, 2018 2,162 Views Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fannie Weighs in on Economic & Housing Momentum Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago There’s a familiar ring to Fannie Mae’s June 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook. The agency is still predicting, as it did in May and April, that the U.S. economy will grow with GDP climbing to 2.7 percent through the remainder of this year. It also projects 2.3 percent growth in 2019, which the agency also has been saying for a couple months.This year’s growth projections are based on “the timing effects of fiscal stimulus,” which Fannie said should fade by late next year.“Our growth forecast continues to reflect our 2018 theme: the ongoing stimulus/response of fiscal policy and resulting tightness of monetary policy,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae’s chief economist. “On the heels of a disappointing first quarter, we expect economic growth to accelerate through the remainder of the year before decelerating in 2019.”Duncan said that upswings in consumer spending and nonresidential investment expectations, along with reduced labor market slack, should allow the GDP to grow by nearly 3 percent. But, he said, there are tensions. The Federal Reserve is considering additional rate hikes this year and next. And then there is “the heated rhetoric of protectionism” and the application of tariffs, which Duncan said magnifies the risks on the downside.That said, Duncan added that the country’s continuing tight housing inventory, strong labor market, and positive demographics bode well for single-family home building. “But builders continue to face headwinds from rising costs, which, along with rising interest rates, are also contributing to affordability concerns,” he said.Overall, Fannie said in its June reports that it “sees a mostly balanced upside and downside risks to its forecast.”On the upside, there’s the potential for acceleration of business investment and increased consumer spending. Fannie wrote that consumer spending growth “appears poised to accelerate amid continued modest wage growth and a historically strong labor market, while domestic demand should continue to receive a boost from nonresidential investment.”On the downside, there’s “a faster pace of Fed monetary tightening, intensifying trade tensions, and political uncertainty in the Euro Zone,” according to the report. Last week, the Fed raised the federal funds rate by an additional 25 basis points. At the same time, it released projected stronger growth, lower unemployment rates, and higher inflation for this year.From a trade perspective, Fannie reported, recent tariff announcements are likely to be felt disproportionately across states. North Dakota and Texas, “where exports to their international neighbors account for 8 and 5 percent of state product, respectively,” the report stated, are the most likely to feel the sting of tariff war backlash.Despite that the Fed implied four rate increases this year (modified from an earlier three), Fannie said it expects only one more hike in 2018, “but with an increasing chance that the second half of the year will register two additional hikes.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Economy Fannie Mae GDP Home Prices HOUSING Inflation Inventory Rate Hikes Rates 2018-06-18 Radhika Ojha About Author: Scott Morganlast_img read more

New planning guidelines for national roads will put an end to planning along N56

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Previous articleMayor of Ballyshannon to organise rally in wake of latest job losses in areaNext articleFall in those signing on doesn’t tell the full story News Highland Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img Facebook New planning guidelines for national roads will put an end to planning along the N56, according to Councillor Thomas Pringle.He says the new guidelines will put an end to devlopment of houses along the road.And the councillor says this is despite people being led to believe differently by NorthWest MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/prin1pm.mp3[/podcast] New planning guidelines for national roads will put an end to planning along N56 Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News By News Highland – September 2, 2010 WhatsApp Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Children invited to ‘play with clay’ at museum

first_img Print Article “The only way that pioneers had to make many of the things they needed for daily life was to make them,” Barley said. “They made most of their pots out of clay because it was easier and quicker than carving a bowl from wood.“‘Play with Clay’ will provide the children with a hands-on experience and a way to better understand what pioneer life was like.”Barley said most children like to play in the mud and the workshop is a fun and creative way to have a mud-pie experience. Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 16, 2016 You Might Like Be Prepared: Pike County Extension Office offers free estate planning program The Pike County Extension Office is offering a free program on estate planning and end-of-life issues on Thursday, July 28… read more Children invited to ‘play with clay’ at museum For more information about “Making History,” to purchase tickets or donate items to the silent auction, call the museum at 334-566-3597. Latest Storiescenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The deadline for registration for “Play with Clay” at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama is July 22. To register, call the museum at 334-566-3597.Barley said the museum’s “Making History” dinner and silent auction will be at 6 p.m. August 6 at the museum.Tickets for the fundraising event are $30 and include dinner and the opportunity to participate in the silent auction.“‘Making History’ is a benefit event for the museum’s children’s programs,” Barley said. “We always have a good time and we have a lot of great items for the silent auction. And, we would appreciate any donations for the silent auction.” Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is inviting children ages 6 and up to come and “Play with Clay” from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 23. The facilitator for “Play with Clay” will be Kelly Ormond, museum education and program coordinator.The registration for the “clay day” is $15 and includes a mid-morning snack and a handmade bowl to take home.Kari Barley, museum director, said the “Play with Clay” program is designed to teach children about pioneer life and how it applies in today’s world. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more