first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily 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 ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof GREEK Prime Minister George Papandreou ruled out a restructuring or “haircut” to the country’s debt yesterday and insisted it was on track to cut its budget deficit by 40 per cent by the end of the year. Papandreou said the package of wage reductions, pension decreases and tax rises brought in as a condition of the €110bn (£91bn) European Union and International Monetary Fund bailout in May would be sufficient. Share Sunday 12 September 2010 11:16 pmcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content PAPANDREOU RULES OUT HAIRCUT by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldlast_img read more

Brit Insurance shares rocket after it recommends CVC and Apollo takeover

first_imgMonday 20 September 2010 8:56 pm whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Brit Insurance shares rocket after it recommends CVC and Apollo takeover by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So SHARES in Brit Insurance roared upwards yesterday after it advised shareholders to accept an £850m joint offer from buyout firm CVC Capital Partners and original bidder Apollo. Brit closed up 4.1 per cent at £10.28 yesterday as the markets reacted to news of the joint bid on Friday. The price values the listed element of the firm at £778m. A spokesman for Brit said that CVC linked up with Apollo over the summer. “During the course of the due diligence that Apollo had been undertaking it became apparent that Apollo wouldn’t be able to do this on their own. CVC approached the board of Brit at that time and the board of Brit worked quite hard to get Apollo and CVC in a place where they could work together on this,” the spokesman said.Brit Insurance agreed to open its books to Apollo in July after the US private equity firm raised its offer to £10.75 a share, after two earlier bids were knocked back. CVC and Apollo offered the same price on Friday, plus a further 25p per share if the fully diluted value of Brit’s assets passes £10.75 per share before the end of the year. Brit said in a statement that the consortium’s due diligence was at a “reasonably advanced” stage, but that shareholders could yet reject the sweetened offer.ANDREW GALLOWAYWEST HILLApollo is using a team from West Hill, led by co-founder and partner Andrew Galloway, together with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Galloway helped set up HSBC’s investment banking arm in 1997, before leaving in 2002 to repeat the trick at West Hill. Recent deals include a placing for Metro Bank and the £851m takeover of Willis by KKR; less recent business includes advising media tycoon Robert Maxwell when Galloway worked for merchant bank Samuel Montagu. Galloway is working with West Hill colleagues John Terrando and Monica Wajda. Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s team is led by Phillip Noblet with Andrew Chen and Matthew Watkins, together with the corporate broking team of Mark Astaire and Peter Brown. Brit has taken on a team at Lexicon, led by Angus Winther, Duncan Buck and Neil Bhadra. Lexicon is an old hand at M&A in the Lloyd’s insurance market, having worked for Wellington when it was taken over by Catlin in 2006. Latecomer CVC is understood to have taken on Bob Fleischer and Stephen Matthews at Willis and Citigroup’s head of UK investment banking David Wormsley to advise, with Clifford Chance offering legal help. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración inicia campaña de recaudación de…

first_img Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY 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 Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración inicia campaña de recaudación de fondos Prestos a apoyar a los refugiados Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL [Comunicado de prensa de la Oficina de Relaciones Públicas de la Iglesia Episcopal] El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, la agencia de reasentamiento de refugiados de la Iglesia Episcopal, invita a la participación en apoyo de su labor de salvar vidas mediante la iniciativa “Prestos a apoyar a los refugiados” [Stand To Support Refugees], una campaña de recaudación de fondos para una red ministerial sólida y viable que acoja a los que huyen de la guerra, la violencia y la persecución. Las donaciones a Stand To Support Refugees ayudarán a fortalecer un importante ministerio para algunos de los más vulnerables a través del mundo.El 6 de marzo, el presidente Donald Trump firmó un decreto ejecutivo revisado con algunos elementos que incluyen: la suspensión del reasentamiento de refugiados durante 120 días; la reducción del número previamente determinado de refugiados a reasentarse en Estados Unidos durante el año en curso de 110.000 a 50.000; y la prohibición de ingreso al país a la mayoría de los nacionales de Irán, Libia, Somalia, Sudán, Siria y Yemen durante al menos 90 días.“El decreto ejecutivo quebrantará la promesa de esperanza y seguridad para la mayoría de niños, mujeres y hombres vulnerables”, expresaba el Rdo. Canónigo E. Mark Stevenson, director del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, el cual, según dijo, “está comprometido a asumir el mandato de Jesús, y su definición de prójimo. Reconocemos que hay poco que temer de los que han huido de la violencia para salvar sus vidas. Respetamos y valoramos la dignidad de todo ser humano. Nuestro interés consiste sólo en ser ‘prójimo’ de los que necesitan conocer la paz y el consuelo”.Al igual que otras agencias que reasientan a refugiados y los ayudan con la vivienda, la capacitación laboral y otros servicios, el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración recibe el grueso de sus fondos de subvenciones federales. Como resultado del decreto ejecutivo, explicó Stevenson, la financiación se ha reducido drásticamente para el resto de 2017, dando lugar potencialmente a un importante impacto negativo en los servicios esenciales que ofrece el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración.“La campaña Stand To Support Refugees financiará ministerios y echará los cimientos para un sólido futuro”, dijo Stevenson. “En un momento en que el mundo se enfrenta a la mayor crisis de refugiados desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Estados Unidos puede y debe acoger a más refugiados, no a menos. Solidarícese con el Ministerio Episcopal de Migración y apoye nuestra labor según atendemos y acogemos a nuestros más recientes prójimos y abogamos a favor de los refugiados en este país y en el extranjero”.Haga un clic aquí para obtener más información y aquí para hacer una donación.“Al hacer una donación al Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, podemos seguir atendiendo y acogiendo a nuestros prójimos más recientes”, dijo Stevenson. “Llegue a los grupos de refugiados o inmigrantes en su comunidad y dígales que usted se siente feliz de que estén aquí, y que está en disposición de ayudar  —o simplemente que usted está dispuesto/a a ser un amigo o amiga. Ore por las víctimas del temor, la envidia y el egoísmo. Y ore por los que realizan este trabajo”.El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración es un ministerio de la Iglesia Episcopal y es una de las nueve agencias, asociadas al gobierno federal, responsable del reasentamiento de refugiados en Estados Unidos. El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración tiene al presente 31 afiliados en 23 estados. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Posted Mar 13, 2017 Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas: Let’s Talk About It

first_img Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will extend condolences to the people of the Bahamas and encourage the listeners to support the recovery efforts. Kudos to Disaster Preparedness Commanders in Chief, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings & Mayor Bryan Nelson (City of Apopka) for their leadership of leaving no stone unturned to ensure the safety of their constituents.This Monday, September 9th, Let’s Talk About It w/ Rod Love & Greg Jackson will have a special edition with invaluable answers to help families impacted by the disease of Dementia/Alzheimer’s with special guests, FSU African-American  Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training & Support ACTS2 services experts, Mr, Robert Glueckauf, Tallahassee’s renowned Estate Planning & Probate Attorney Jami Coleman with Williams & Coleman, Attorneys at Law and Mr. Matthew Carli, Long Term Crisis Planning, Medicaid finances alignment and Veterans Affairs expert.Politicians, Pastors, Caregivers, Family & Friends, you don’t want to miss this show!  Get the information you need without writing a check. Don’t forget, have a pad and pen because this information is valuable!  A special thank you to our media partners The Apopka Voice, The Apopka Chief & the Orlando Sentinel for distributing this critically important information.Let’s Talk Nation will also hear what “Nicole Knows”, these and other topics are discussed by two of the most influential voices in Central Florida on the top-rated Monday Night radio talk show — LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the entire Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on 1680am WOKB, online at, on Facebook @letstalknationusa or call-in to 407-894-1680. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is the can’t miss radio show that will blow your mind!Podcasts of past shows can also be heard at***** The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From Let’s Talk About it with Rod Love and Greg Jackson TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleThe stress of extreme living underwater for simulating upcoming Moon missionsNext articleAdventHealth physicians heading to Bahamas to aid Hurricane Dorian victims Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

SoLo House / Perkins&Will

first_img Year:  Architects: Perkins&Will Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberDesign Team:Aik Ablimit, Alysia Baldwin, Cillian Collins, Susan Gushe, Derek Newby, Joshua Rudd, Adrian WatsonDeveloper:Delta Land DevelopmentCity:Squamish-Lillooet CCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrew LatreilleText description provided by the architects. Siting lightly upon a forested knoll overlooking the spectacular Soo Valley north of Whistler in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, SoLo is not a typical alpine home. With Delta Group’s intention to pioneer a future zero-emissions approach to building, Perkins&Will designed a prototype that demonstrates a unique approach to building off-grid in a remote environment where every choice has consequences. The performance led, the home expresses a restrained material palette while generating more energy than it uses, eliminating fossil fuels and combustion from its operation.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleChallenging conventions in both aesthetics and construction, the prototype acts as a testing ground for low-energy systems, healthy materials, prefabricated and modular construction methods, and independent operations intended to inform the approach to larger projects such as Canada’s Earth Tower. A Passive House certified building, wood was chosen as the primary structural material and is authentically expressed and exposed in its entirety throughout the home—a ‘temple to douglas fir’.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleSave this picture!Building assemblySave this picture!© Andrew LatreillePassive House—An ‘Enclosure-First’ Approach. Given the extreme climate, it was critical to have an ‘enclosure-first’ approach to ensure energy efficiency and outstanding comfort. Employing Passive House principles, Perkins&Will applied a two-layer approach to the enclosure—an outer heavy timber frame acts as a shield, resisting the weather, while the heavily insulated inner layer acts as the thermal barrier. To make certain the house functions with exceptional thermal performance and airtightness, detailed thermal modeling was conducted of each weather condition. With the addition of double-height glazing opening the home up to the valley’s incredible views, the home has achieved PHI Low Energy Building certification.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleSave this picture!Main floor planSave this picture!© Andrew LatreilleOff-Grid Independent Operations. As an ‘off-grid’ home, a number of systems are required for its operational independence. With the goal to eliminate fossil fuels and combustion from its operation, Perkins&Will incorporated a photovoltaic array, geo-exchange system, and hydrogen fuel cell as a backup energy storage solution. Although it reduces efficiency, the site’s topography, along with the snow accumulation in winter, led us to mount the 32kW array vertically on the south façade. Complementing the home’s solar generation, future provision for wind power was provided. The house collects and treats its own drinking water and processes its wastewater. The result is a self-sufficient house that generates more energy than it uses—beyond net-zero energy.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreillePrefabricated and Modular Construction. Solving the challenges provided by the site’s remote location and seasonal construction window, local builders were commissioned to prefabricate modular building elements units off-site. This was essential to allow for a quick erection of the building in the summer season while decreasing the amount of equipment and materials needed to be delivered to the site—reducing the project’s embodied carbon footprint. Minimizing site disturbance, the modular prefabricated home was set on a light structure above the uneven terrain, reinforcing its relationship to the site as a ‘visitor’, allowing nature and the site to remain the focus.Save this picture!© Andrew LatreilleSave this picture!© Andrew LatreillePerformance Led Aesthetic. Propelled by the project’s remoteness, Perkins&Will designed SoLo to express a distinctive performance led aesthetic that is deliberately authentic and unsentimental. Focusing on the essential characteristics of the building, the home embodies a simple aesthetic through a restrained material palette and edited architectural features. Unexpected and unique, the interior of the house features only six materials. The douglas fir structure is celebrated throughout the house, at once structure and finish. With a commitment to promote health and well-being, we purposely chose materials from our Precautionary List rounding out our holistic approach to sustainability by eliminating harmful chemicals. SoLo House / Perkins&WillSave this projectSaveSoLo House / Perkins&Will SoLo House / Perkins&Will ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Glotman Simpson Projects CopyHouses, Sustainability•Squamish-Lillooet C, Canada Save this picture!© Andrew Latreille+ 53Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Andrew Latreille Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officePerkins&WillOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityOn FacebookSquamish-Lillooet CCanadaPublished on February 03, 2021Cite: “SoLo House / Perkins&Will” 03 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  4090 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Zapallar / Elton&Deves + Juan Carlos Chamorro ArquitectoSelected ProjectsMapping the City of the 21st Century: Desplans and KooZA/rch Open up the Discourse t…Articles Share Structural Engineer: Canada ArchDaily Manufacturers: StructureCraft, RAICO, ROCKWOOL, Sansin, Structurlam, Warmboard, Zehnder, BC Passive House, Fabreeka, GenCell, LG, Optiwin, Tesvolt MEP Engineer: Integral Products translation missing: Photographs “COPY” 2020last_img read more

Run or Dye invites good cause nominations to benefit from gift of colour

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 15 April 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Run or Dye invites good cause nominations to benefit from gift of colourcenter_img Tagged with: Events Charities and good causes can benefit from a colour-themed thank you gift from Run or Dye, “the world’s most colourful 5km” run.The Run or Dye series will be taking place across the UK in 2015. As part of the series, organisers are offering to bring “colourful gifts to those who deserve a lift to brighten their lives”.Nominations now openSchools, organisations and individuals in need can be nominated via the Run or Dye website to request gifts for worthwhile causes.The person nominating can suggest the gift, but it must have a colour theme. It could be repainting the local playground, creating a brigh mural for a community space, or even simply arranging for a bunch of flowers to be delivered to someone in need.The closing date for nominations is 30 April 2015. Run or Dye will then select a number of those in need close to the UK Run or Dye event locations.Run or Dye series 2015The Run or Dye series starts on 18th April in Manchester and will be followed by at least 14 events around the UK.It is inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’. Run or Dye gives runners, walkers and those at all speeds in-between the opportunity to experience and celebrate in full colour the thrill of the Festival and introduce the idea of ‘living life on purpose’.Participants can run dressed in white or their favourite and most extravagant costumes.After crossing the finish line, runners, and spectators, can celebrate in the world famous Dye Festival as clouds of brilliant colours are blasted all around.The events are:18th April – Manchester, Platt Fields Park9th May – North London, Trent Park16th May – Bath, Bath Racecourse30th May – Exeter, Great Fulford6th June – Liverpool, Aintree Racecourse27th June – Cheshire, Cholmondeley Castle5th July – Kent, Penshurst Place11th July – Bournemouth, Kings Park18th July – Perth, Scone Palace25th July – Ipswich, Chantry Park1st August – North Yorkshire, Castle Howard26th September – Oxford, Cornbury Park3rd October – South London, Hever Castle10th October – Derbyshire, Chatsworth House18th October – Edinburgh, Hopetoun House Advertisementlast_img read more

U.S. threatens Portugal’s center-left government

first_imgNov. 29 — Is he the U.S. envoy to Portugal or the pro-consul of the Empire? Ambassador Robert Sherman, speaking on Portugal’s Radio Renascença a week ago, warned the Portuguese people that the U.S. was “worried about” the new government. He asked if Portugal’s center-left government would stay loyal to NATO and meet the alliance’s growing demands.If U.S. imperialism says it is “worried,” that’s a threat. That threat alone makes it important to examine what has been happening in Portugal.For the last four years, while a center-right government was cutting pensions, eliminating medical care and diminishing education, the economy was stagnating. There was about a 14-percent official unemployment rate in March and a real unemployment rate — which takes into account the heavy emigration and part-time jobs — that was more like 29 percent. (Algarve News, March 26) These conditions led to an electoral debacle for the rightist coalition.In the Oct. 4 election, the center-right coalition lost 12 percent of the vote and 25 seats. Now this rightist coalition, hated by the workers, could no longer form a majority.The Socialist Party (PS) made some gains, but with 86 seats had not enough for a majority on its own. The Left Bloc (BE), whose program and structure is similar to Syriza’s in Greece, that is, left social democrat, doubled its vote and won 19 seats. The Portuguese Communist Party-Greens alliance, called the CDU, gained slightly and won 16 seats. If the three could agree on a coalition, they could guarantee a stable majority in the National Assembly.In the weeks following the election, President Cavaco da Silva, a rightist, was violating the Constitution. He refused to invite the PS to try to form a government by making some agreement with the BE and PCP. Instead, he tried to keep the old regime in office.Finally, the PCP made a motion to reject the minority rightist government. On Nov. 10, this motion won the vote in the National Assembly while thousands of workers demonstrated outside, mobilized by the CGP-IN union federation.The PCP and BE are supporting the PS government from the outside. They are not going to participate as ministers. According to the deal, the PS will make no further attacks on the working class, and the coalition will attempt to reverse some austerity imposed earlier. The BE and PCP, who both oppose NATO, are not to make this opposition a condition for staying in the coalition.There should be no illusions about the PS. This party was born in the revolutionary period of 1974-1975 and nurtured by U.S. and German imperialism in order to push the PCP out. For the 40 years since that period, the PS has alternated in office with the two main rightist parties, and lately has also imposed austerity.So far, the only victory for the workers is that they ousted the center-right government. It is unlikely the PS-BE-PCP coalition, even if it can stay united in the Assembly, can make gains for workers through parliamentary means alone. It is possible, however, that left parties use their presence in the National Assembly to mobilize the class struggle on a mass basis in the streets, factories and ­campuses.From 1974 to 1978, U.S. Ambassador Frank Carlucci acted exactly like a pro-consul of the Empire. He threatened NATO military intervention from the Atlantic, maneuvered with the rightist elements remaining in the Army and with the PS. His goal was to prevent a workers’ revolution and to keep the PCP out of the government.So it is a reminder to all of us when the Marxist website warns in an editorial that Sherman is “imitating” Carlucci. Washington is again threatening Portugal’s sovereignty. The working-class movement here has to be ready to protest and stop this intervention.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EDITORIAL: Demandas de la clase trabajadora en la economía COVID

first_imgEl Fondo Monetario Internacional emitió una advertencia el 24 de junio de que la economía mundial enfrenta una recesión aún más profunda de lo que se había proyectado anteriormente, mayor que cualquier otra desde la Gran Depresión de los años treinta.Si bien muchos economistas advirtieron anteriormente sobre una recesión cíclica en la economía mundial, el FMI culpó del colapso actual solo a la pandemia de coronavirus. La pandemia detuvo a grandes sectores de la economía mundial.El último mensaje del FMI es que la crisis económica que acompaña a la pandemia es realmente grande.Y aunque el FMI se niega a admitirlo, la evidencia es que el capitalismo y la economía de mercado son completamente inadecuados para resolver estas crisis.El FMI ahora predice una caída del 4.9% en la producción mundial en el 2020, con caídas más severas para la Unión Europea y los Estados Unidos, seguido de un crecimiento del 5.4% en 2021. En contraste, para China, el FMI predice un crecimiento del 1.0% en 2020 y 8.2% de crecimiento en 2021.La pérdida de producción en todo el mundo durante los dos años totalizará $12 billones, según el FMI. La producción mundial bruta anual es de aproximadamente $90 billones.El relativo éxito de China muestra la ventaja de una economía centralmente organizada en lugar de una organizada para maximizar las ganancias.Dado el alcance del doble desafío, la pandemia y la economía, la pregunta clave a responder es: ¿qué debería exigir la clase trabajadora para proteger a las personas más pobres y oprimidas de la sociedad y defender los intereses de los trabajadores?Demandas en los Estados UnidosUn poderoso punto ideológico y preciso es que una sociedad socialista, motivada por la solidaridad mutua y luchando por la igualdad de riqueza e ingresos, ofrece la mejor oportunidad de superar las crisis actuales. El capitalismo falla.Sin cerrar la puerta al objetivo de esa sociedad socialista, ¿qué demandas pueden surgir dentro de los Estados Unidos que puedan movilizar a grandes sectores de la población para la lucha?En marzo, el Congreso aprobó rápidamente el llamado programa de estímulo. Los billones de dólares asignados se destinaron principalmente a las grandes corporaciones. El Congreso apuntó algunos de esos fondos a pequeñas empresas, aunque las grandes cadenas casi también se apoderaron de esos fondos.Una parte más pequeña de los trillones se destinó a la clase trabajadora: un pago de estímulo de $1.200 para todos los que no tienen grandes ingresos, más un pago adicional de $600 por semana de seguro de desempleo para las decenas de millones de trabajadores destinados a perder sus empleos, que no dura más que Finales de julio.Se suponía que el suplemento de desempleo también cubriría a las personas que trabajan en la economía de pequeños trabajos, (trabajadores tratados injustamente como “autónomos”) y a cualquier persona en la categoría de autónomos, así como a aquellos que perdieron su trabajo debido a COVID-19. Unos 40 millones de trabajadores desempleados solicitaron beneficios; muchos han tenido dificultades para conseguirlos.Este estímulo no logró cubrir a los trabajadores indocumentados que perdieron sus trabajos o se enfermaron, y ese fracaso obligó a más personas a trabajar en trabajos que el virus hizo inseguros.A más tardar el 31 de julio, finalizan los beneficios adicionales. Estos pagos fueron el ventilador que mantuvo viva la economía durante los últimos tres meses. Sin ellos, decenas de millones más de personas corren el riesgo de perder sus hogares y pasar hambre. Y dado que el gobierno federal está tratando de reducir la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio, las personas también pueden perder el seguro médico.Las demandas mínimas obvias de la clase trabajadora son que el Congreso (1) proporcione pagos de estímulo adicionales a toda la clase trabajadora; (2) extender el seguro suplementario de desempleo por al menos otro año; y (3) extender estos pagos a todos aquellos que han estado viviendo y trabajando en los Estados Unidos con o sin documentos oficiales. Esas demandas pueden amplificarse para incluir un ingreso adecuado y garantizado para todos.Workers World Party/ Partido Mundo Obrero planteó una lista de demandas en marzo que aún son válidas. Esto incluye proteger todas las viviendas, es decir, no desalojar ni incautar viviendas. También atención médica gratuita y pruebas durante la pandemia. Y nadie debería verse obligado a volver a trabajar en condiciones peligrosas.Demandas en todo el mundoEntre los países imperialistas de Japón, Europa occidental, Canadá y Australia, la situación es muy parecida en Estados Unidos, con más protección social y atención médica en algunos países.Para los países que fueron colonias de los países imperialistas, o que aún son económicamente dependientes, principalmente en el Sur Global, las políticas del propio FMI han contribuido al desastre que enfrentan sus pueblos.El FMI ha obligado a estos gobiernos a reducir los programas sociales, incluidos los que brindan atención médica y educación, para dar prioridad al pago de las deudas a los bancos con sede en los países imperialistas.Por lo tanto, una demanda global mínima es que los pagos de estas deudas se cancelen sin penalización.Los países imperialistas han saqueado el Sur Global durante siglos. Hoy en día todavía cosechan mega-ganancias a través de su dominio de la economía mundial, acceso a datos, máquinas herramientas, inteligencia artificial, desarrollo científico y capital. Establecen precios más bajos en bienes producidos en el Sur Global, especialmente en materias primas.Los imperialistas deben reparaciones a sus antiguas colonias. Deben pagar reparaciones como parte de la restauración de las economías de estos países y los sistemas de salud pública que han sido desmantelados por los programas del FMI.Y, por supuesto, la clase capitalista estadounidense debe siglos de reparaciones a los pueblos indígenas, negros y marrones y a la clase trabajadora en general.¡Reparaciones ahora a través de pagos de ingresos! ¡Cancele las deudas de todos los trabajadores y pueblos oprimidos!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Copa Vida Toasts Their Roasts

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment Cover Story Copa Vida Toasts Their Roasts Celebrating the launch of their own line of coffees, Copa Vida opens their doors to locals STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 1, 2015 | 11:57 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Herbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Coffee lovers from all around Pasadena joined the Copa Vida family at their roastery to celebrate their new line of coffees.The coffee company, with a spacious shop in Old Pasadena which features more than just java, can now add to fresh roasted beans to their list of accomplishments. Distributing their goods to shops as far out as Sun Valley, their beans have a huge range which they demonstrated at different booths throughout the party.From a bright, sweet cold brew to a thick, mellow, sticky espresso, team members proudly displayed their brew methods to partygoers. There was even a latte art clinic at their retro-looking turquoise espresso maker!Lucky for locals, it’s easy to try Copa Vida. Just don’t go overboard, like a certain author who may or may not have written this story at 2am. It’s worth the wait!Copa Vida Cafe is located at 70 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 213-3952 or visit read more

George Floyd’s family files civil suit against authorities as new video emerges of his arrest

first_imgCourtesy Ben Crump LawBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS) — The family of George Floyd filed a federal civil lawsuit on Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in the death of the 46-year-old Black man that ignited nationwide protests and demands for major reforms to U.S. policing.The suit was filed on the same day that a Minnesota judge allowed the limited release of previously unseen police body-camera footage taken during Floyd’s arrest.The wrongful death lawsuit was announced at a news conference by lawyers for the Floyd family outside the Diana Murphy U.S. Courthouse in Minneapolis.One of the attorneys, Ben Crump, called the lawsuit “the tipping point for policing in America” to open a real discussion about the “public health crisis” of Black people being killed by police.He said the suit was not only against the officers involved in the fatal May 25 encounter with Floyd but the policies and procedures of the Minneapolis Police Department.“It was the knee of the entire Minneapolis Police Department on the neck of George Floyd that killed him,” Crump said.While the lawsuit did not specify the amount of monetary damages the Floyd family is seeking, “we seek to set a precedent to make it financially prohibitive” for police to wrongfully kill marginalized people, especially Black people in the future, Crump said.The lawsuit states that Floyd was deprived, “under color of state law,” of his rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to U.S. Constitution.The suit also asks for the appointment of a receiver or similar authority to ensure that the city of Minneapolis “properly trains and supervises its police officers, and for any other additional relief that the Court believes is just and equitable.”Erik Nilsson, attorney for the city of Minneapolis, said in a statement that the city is reviewing the lawsuit and “will be responding to it.”“George Floyd’s death is a tragedy,” Nilsson said. “Criminal charges are pending against four Minneapolis police officers and it’s very important that the criminal case proceed without interference.”Four police officers involved in Floyd’s death have all been fired and criminally charged, including Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cellphone video digging his knee into the back of Floyd’s neck on May 25 as Floyd repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe” and called out for his dead mother.Chauvin, a 44-year-old white man, has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd.Former police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Kiernan Lane and Tou Thao are all charged with second-degree aiding and abetting felony murder and second-degree aiding and abetting manslaughter. Lane and Kueng were rookies on the force.None of the former officers have yet entered a plea. But court documents show Kueng intends to plead not guilty and will argue self-defense.Floyd was arrested outside a convenience store in Minneapolis and accused of using counterfeit money to purchase cigarettes, according to police.The arrest was captured on citizen cellphone video that was posted on Facebook and went viral, sparking protests and violence in Minneapolis and across the nation. The episode, the latest in a string of police-involved killings of unarmed Black people in the United States, has become a rallying cry against police brutality and part of a call to defund law enforcement agencies.A tentative trial date for the four officers has been scheduled for March 8, 2021.The lawsuit came a day after a Minneapolis judge ruled that body camera video from two of the officers would be made available on Wednesday for the public to view by appointment, but rejected a request from news organizations and attorneys for Lane and Kueng to allow the footage to be published or broadcast.Attorney Earl Gray, who is representing Lane, filed the videos in the Hennepin County Fourth Judicial District as part of a motion seeking to have the charges against Lane dismissed.In the motion, Gray noted that portions of the videos show Floyd “actively resisting and acting erratic.” The motion also highlighted Floyd’s “request” to be put on the ground.Lane, 37, allegedly held Floyd’s legs down while Kueng, 26, allegedly held Floyd’s back as Chauvin allegedly put his knee into Floyd’s neck, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case. Thao, 34, allegedly watched the entire incident with his hands in his pockets while keeping passersby at bay, according to the complaint.Gray argued in his motion that Lane didn’t have a clear view of Chauvin pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck.According to the body-camera video viewed on Wednesday by ABC News, Floyd initially cooperated with the officers when they approached his car outside the Cups Foods store, telling Lane, who drew his gun on Floyd, “I’m sorry! I didn’t do nothing.” Floyd tells Lane that he’d been shot before and repeats five times, “OK, but please don’t shoot me,” according to the video.The videos show the officers remove Floyd from the driver’s seat of the vehicle and place him in handcuffs. Lane and Kueng tell Floyd to “stop resisting” and Floyd responds several times, “I’m not.” After being walked over to the sidewalk and ordered to sit down against a building, Floyd gives the officers his name and date of birth and says, “I don’t want no problems.”At one point Kueng and Lane ask Floyd if he is on drugs, and one of them says, “You’re acting real erratic.” Floyd replies, “I’m scared man.”When the officers start to put Floyd in the back of a squad car, Floyd’s demeanor changes, and he asks the officer not to put him in the car, telling him, “I’m claustrophobic.” He also tells the officers that has just gotten over a bout with COVID-19.Once he is placed inside the squad car, Floyd starts thrashing around and injuring himself, according to the videos.When Chauvin and Tao arrive on the scene, they help remove Floyd from the squad car and place the handcuffed man in a prone position on the ground, according to the videos. Floyd repeatedly tells the officers “I can’t breathe.”Kueng’s body-camera shows Chauvin putting his knee on Floyd’s neck and keeping it there for a prolonged period of time as Floyd keeps saying that he’s unable to breathe and calls out for his mama seven times. Floyd also complains, “My stomach hurts” and “My neck hurts,” and asks for water.Chauvin, his knee still on Floyd’s neck, responds, “You’re doing fine. You’re talking fine.” Lane is then heard saying twice, “Should we roll him over?”One of the other officers is heard on the video saying, “I think he’s passing out,” before Floyd appears to lose consciousness and the officers call paramedics.Floyd was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Kueng’s attorney, Tom Plunkett, filed a motion with the court requesting the videos be made public, arguing that releasing the information piecemeal could lead to an unfair portrayal of his client.Cahill has expressed concern about pre-trial publicity in the case tainting a potential jury pool.During a June 29 hearing, Cahill barred news cameras and audio equipment from the courtroom and warned both prosecutors and defense attorneys to limit pre-trial publicity about the case. While Cahill stopped short of issuing a gag order, he warned he could do so if his instructions were not followed.Thao’s attorney, Robert Paule, said during the court hearing that he is considering a motion for change of venue due to what he described as prejudicial pre-trial publicity. He noted that public comments already made about the case by President Donald Trump, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the Hennepin County attorney’s office, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Mayor Jacob Frey could jeopardize a fair trial in Hennepin County.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more