A rare good news story about UK Plc

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Take the factory figures released yesterday: manufacturing output rose strongly in July and is now up by 4.9 per cent over the past year, the fastest growth since 1994. The recovery in manufacturing is mainly reflecting higher demand for capital goods rather than consumer goods or intermediate goods, suggesting that the consumer slowdown is going hand in hand with a return of business investment. It also confirms that the UK is successfully moving its much-reduced manufacturing base towards high value added capital goods and away from regular consumer goods, which are cheaper to make in China. Production of capital goods rose 8.7 per cent year on year during the past three months, while that of consumer durables was flat. Recent growth rates for capital goods output are the highest since data began in 1995, an analysis from Citigroup reveals. Investment spending collapsed during the crisis, as firms slashed outlays to boost liquidity and repay debts. With capex picking up globally, the weaker pound is helping UK?exporters. That is why I would urge the Bank of England to push through a symbolic, quarter point hike in interest rates: this would send a strong signal that the economy is normalising, that the Bank is serious about fighting inflation and that it realises ultra-loose money cannot go on for ever. Before I am inundated by emails from people dismissing me as a crazed optimist, let me point out that I’m no such thing. Growth will be weak this year and next; the UK’s ability to expand sustainably has been hugely reduced. We are in for years of mediocre, often hesitant growth; and the coming months won’t be as good as the first couple of quarters. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore whatever positive news we do get. BP’S WOES (CONT.)Some companies cannot win. At the start of BP’s crisis, the firm was criticised for failing to admit that the spill was entirely its fault. Then when the media realised that the situation was far more complex, and that Barack Obama was deliberately downplaying the role of US contractors, the media slammed BP for not defending itself more competently. And now that the beleaguered oil firm has finally published its take on what really happened, it is being attacked for trying to shift the blame. The real problem is that while the report actually makes interesting reading (see summary below), it is unlikely to convince US lawyers and legislators still baying for the firm’s blood. Shareholders should brace for more turbulence ahead.OBAMA’S NON-STIMULUSAnother month, another stimulus plan from Barack Obama, whose Democratic party is trailing disastrously in the opinion polls ahead of November’s mid-term elections. The wheeze won’t work: America has many problems, but insufficient government spending isn’t one of them. Whenever I speak to US executives, I am struck by a much more important issue: they feel they are up against the most anti-business administration since Jimmy Carter’s appalling presidency. They worry that they could be hit at any time with higher taxes, new regulations and – in some cases – even outright nationalisation. No wonder US firms are holding back on investing or creating [email protected] center_img whatsapp A rare good news story about UK Plc whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

Bangladesh Cricket Board struggling for sponsor, ‘there is no sponsor for…

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first_img Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive “…We will go for a long-term deal sometime later with the overall market situation becoming normal,” the BCB CEO added, saying “We’ve Sri Lanka series ahead. So we’re now trying to manage a sponsor for the tour. Later we’ll try to go for a long-term deal.” WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia CricketSports BusinessCricket BusinessLatest Sports News Cricket – BCB also does not have team sponsor since the month of January. The BCB’s sponsorship deal with Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever expired in January and it was in the process of naming a new sponsor before the global coronavirus pandemic began. On January 21, BCB sought an Expression of Interest for a two-year long team sponsorship bid with a floor price of USD 6.5 Million. It however could not attract any sponsor before the home series against Zimbabwe, which forced the cricket body to take an interim sponsor in Akash, a DTH company owned by Beximco. Facebook Twitter ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper The current commercial struggles are not only true for the Bangladesh Cricket. Almost each and every board world over is struggling commercially on account of their sponsorship and media rights deals. Just sample this – Bangladesh Cricket Board struggling for sponsor, ‘there is no sponsor for our team right now’ declares CEO All in all, the world of cricket is completely and deeply impacted by Covid-19 pandemic and it will take some time for the board and the sport to recover.  Like others, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bangladesh cricket team is scheduled to travel to Sri-Lanka this month for a 3 match test series but the national team is struggling for a sponsor.  – The world’s richest cricket board BCCI had to take 50% hit on their most marquee property IPL. After VIVO’s pull out Dream11 has signed for 222 Cr vis a vis 440 Cr deal last year. – The world’s most marketable cricket team ’TEAM INDIA’ could not muster KIT SPONSOR till date after NIKE’s pull out. The tender by BCCI could not draw a single bidder for the rights– Sri Lanka Cricket has taken almost 30-35% hit in renewal of their sponsorship (Dialog) and media rights deals (Sony Pictures)– England & Wales Cricket Board had organized series against the West Indies and Pakistan without TITLE SPONSORS as sponsor Spec saver pulled out– Pakistan Cricket Board could manage sponsor for the just concluded England tour only at a last minute but with 50% cut– Cricket West Indies does not have a media rights partner since last 6 months now– Cricket South Africa lost various commercial deals– Cricket Australia has announced million of dollar loses due to Covid-19 Latest Sports News By Kunal Dhyani – September 10, 2020 WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Previous articleIPL 2020 : Few Franchises extremely ‘miffed’ with IPL GC, asks for meeting with president GangulyNext articleIPL 2020 : Few Franchises extremely ‘miffed’ with IPL GC, asks for meeting with president Ganguly Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket BCB’s Commercial Challenges  – Media Rights Deal Ended, No sponsor for the national team– Not only sponsor but BCB also has another huge challenge at hand. The USD 20.02 Million media rights deal signed with with GaziTV in year 2014 has ended in April. BCB at this stage does not have a broadcaster in place. – Due to Covid-19 BCB is yet to hit the market with the media right tender. This means, more than 6 months of revenues from the media rights partner for the board has already lost. Other than this BCB will not be paid by the previous broadcaster on account of cancelled series.  Football Cricket Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ Cricket Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look “There is no sponsor for our national team right now. No sponsor will come if the games take place. In such a reality, we’re looking for a sponsor on a temporary basis,” Chowdhury told The Independent.  Cricket WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early TAGSBangladesh Cricket BoardBangladesh team without SponsorBangladesh tour of Sri LankaCovid-19 impact on cricketCricket Business SHARE WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Sport News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Latest Sports News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BCB is not only without a sponsor but also without a media rights deal in place for the current cycle. BCB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nizamuddin Chowdhury has declared in local media that to finalize a long term sponsor in these circumstances is next to impossible.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoFree Fire Redeem Code Rewards of 1st May (today), Step by step guide on how to redeemUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 31st May (today), Check list of rewards & Redeem SiteUndoBut the board is hopeful once the thing normalizes they can sort out all commercial deals.  “All issues including media rights will be resolved along with team sponsorship,” Chowdhury said.Covid-19 has badly impacted Cricket Sponsorship Worldwide Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw) 2019 Presentation

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first_imgCassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw)  2019 presentation <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileCassava Smartech is a diversified smartech group, with a mandate to use digital solutions to drive socio-economic development, and to improve the overall quality of life for all Africans. We are on a transformational mission, and envision a future whereby our solutions are able to touch every life, bringing positive impact particularly to the millions of previously excluded Africanslast_img read more

Otorgadas Becas del Ministerio de Jubileo para programas y trabajo…

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first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [2 de diciembre del 2014] Samuel McDonald, Director de Misión y Adjunto Oficial de Operaciones, ha anunciado 14 beneficiarios de las becas de Jubileo de la Iglesia Episcopal por un total de 49,965 dólares para apoyar a la misión y al ministerio en 11 diócesis.Los Ministerios del Jubileo son congregaciones u organismos con conexiones a la Iglesia Episcopal, designados por los obispos diocesanos y afirmados por el Consejo Ejecutivo, cuya obra misionera afecta a las vidas de los necesitados, y aborda necesidades humanas básicas y asuntos de justicia.Las becas se otorgan en dos categorías: Impacto y desarrollo.Una Beca para el desarrollo de 32.200 dólares fue otorgada a un ministerio jubileo que ha demostrado una estrategia nueva o nueva visión y una metodología para hacer impacto tanto a nivel local como más allá de sí mismos.• Diócesis de West Virginia: Casa de Aprendizaje de  San Juan y Centro de Desarrollo: Casa de Aprendizaje de San Juan y Centro de Desarrollo, Huntington, Diócesis de Virginia Occidental. El Centro ha contrarrestado la adicción, la violencia, el encarcelamiento y la pobreza durante más de 20 años. La Casa de Aprendizaje de San Juan y Centro de Desarrollo se esfuerza por romper el ciclo de la pobreza de su región, fortaleciendo la autoestima de cada niño, la autoconfianza, las habilidades interpersonales y las actitudes hacia la educación. La beca permitirá la implementación de una nueva visión y estrategia misionera en varias áreas de sus programas.Trece Becas de  impacto que van desde  855 a 1,500 dólares cada una, fueron otorgadas a las iniciativas de los Centros de Jubileo que crean un impacto positivo y medible en la vida de los más necesitados.• Diócesis de Arizona: Iniciativa de bienestar Naco: para el desarrollo y el apoyo de una corriente de alimentos sostenible, saludable y fiable, basada en una pequeña escala de educación agrícola y jardines comunitarios, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Colorado: 32 Avenida Jubileo Center: para proporcionar una pasantía a un estudiante de la escuela secundaria local, que hará de tutor y mentor de los estudiantes más jóvenes en el programa después de la escuela del Centro, 960 dólares.• Diócesis de Colorado: Mercado Broomfield de Agricultores en la Iglesia Episcopal Holy Comforter: para proporcionar, productos saludables y económicos a las familias de bajos ingresos, y para establecer un lugar de encuentro para los agricultores y sus clientes, 1,250 dólares.• Diócesis de Colorado: Trinity Episcopal Church: para proporcionar libros al programa Juventud Calidoscopio, un ministerio de  Iglesia Episcopal de la Trinidad dedicada a la mejora de su comunidad. 855 dólares.• Diócesis de Kansas: Servicios Episcopales Sociales, Inc.: para proporcionar estipendio a un capellán con el fin de establecer contactos con episcopales y otras parroquias de la diócesis, establecer oportunidades de voluntariado, e incorporar más líderes religiosos en las actividades diarias, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Lexington: Lectura en el campamento: para comprar materiales de aprendizaje para el centro para niños de tercero al quinto grado que luchan por leer al nivel de grado, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Nueva Jersey: Academia de música de vacaciones: para cubrir la matrícula de estudiantes locales, que continúan el ministerio de la Academia de música, arte y teatro, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis del Norte de Indiana: Campamento Nuevos Sucesos: para apoyar alojamiento, comida, transporte, y artes y oficios en el campamento a los hijos de personas encarceladas, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Olimpia: Iglesia Episcopal de san David de Gales: Comunidad salvavidas: para el desarrollo de un programa educativo, Cómo ser un buen inquilino 101, centrado en el desarrollo de la autosuficiencia y habilidades para la vida de los anteriormente sin hogar, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Southwest Florida: Kids Cornerstone, Inc.: para proporcionar libros para el programa KidzLit lea para el éxito, diseñado para niños en entornos extraescolares, 1.500 dólares.•  Diócesis de Spokane: Iglesia Episcopal de San Lucas, Coeur d’Alene: para arreglar bicicletas usadas para donárselas a los sin hogar, recientemente puestos en libertad, y / o de bajos ingresos en el condado de Kootenai, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Spokane: El proyecto Goal: para ofrecer un programa de 10 semanas en el verano centrado en el juego creativo y el aprendizaje interactivo, con el fin de combatir la pérdida de conocimiento durante el verano, 1.500 dólares.• Diócesis de Luisiana Occidental: Iglesia Episcopal de la Santa Cruz: para proporcionar educación para la salud y la asistencia sanitaria, a través de la furgoneta médica móvil de la parroquia, a los de la comunidad que no tienen acceso a los servicios, 1,200 dólares.Un comité de siete miembros con representantes  de  a través de la Iglesia revisaron las 67 solicitudes de becas.Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con el misionero de la Pobreza Doméstica de la Iglesia Episcopal el reverendo Canon Mark Stevenson en [email protected] Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Dec 2, 2014 Otorgadas Becas del Ministerio de Jubileo para programas y trabajo misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

Kashubian House / Grzegorz Layer

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first_imgSave this picture!Courtesy of Grzegorz Layer+ 18 Share CopyHouses•Gowidlino, Poland Projects Poland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884467/kashubian-house-grzegorz-layer Clipboard Kashubian House / Grzegorz LayerSave this projectSaveKashubian House / Grzegorz Layer Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884467/kashubian-house-grzegorz-layer Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses “COPY” Kashubian House / Grzegorz Layer ArchDaily Area:  67 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 “COPY” Architects: Grzegorz Layer Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeGrzegorz LayerOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGowidlinoPolandPublished on November 29, 2017Cite: “Kashubian House / Grzegorz Layer” 29 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore 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 Manufacturers: HK Living, Blachy PruszyńskiSave this picture!Courtesy of Grzegorz LayerText description provided by the architects. Kashubia is an unusually picturesque region in the north of Poland, rich in pine forests, meadows full of flowers, and crystal-clear lakes. Near one such lake – Lake Gowidliński –lies this place of repose and close contact with nature. The idea behind this project was to create a simple, functional and economic building which can be used all year round. As a large part of the site is covered with trees, the house was designed with a compact shape.Save this picture!Courtesy of Grzegorz LayerSave this picture!Exploded AxonometricSave this picture!Courtesy of Grzegorz LayerIts asymmetrical form is a result of the functional arrangement of the interior. In spite of the limited size of the house, it proved possible to organise a spacious day zone on the ground floor comprising living room, dining room, and a kitchen annexe with direct access to the terrace. The staircase located in the centre separates the living room from the hall and from the closed rooms: the main bedroom, bathroom, and toilet. The asymmetrical roof allows sufficient height in part of the building for an additional floor with mezzanine and two guest bedrooms. Save this picture!Courtesy of Grzegorz LayerThe house is built using a wooden skeletal construction. The elevation is covered with pine boards, a natural material traditionally used in this part of Poland. The exterior of the house is dark and therefore matches its environs in a harmonious manner, while in contrast, the interior uses wood in its natural colours. The irregularly positioned windows allow daylight into all of the rooms and frame the views of the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!Courtesy of Grzegorz LayerProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Luxury Pavilion Built From Recycled BedspringsArchitecture NewsRuin Studio / Lily Jencks Studio + Nathanael Dorent ArchitectureSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Striking L.A. teachers win big victory

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first_imgThe United Teachers of Los Angeles have won a big victory after six days on strike, Jan. 14-22. The 32,000 teachers and staff were on the picket lines at every school in the district, with the support of tens of thousands of parents and students. Support rallies of more than 50,000 brought out teachers, parents, students and union members in downtown Los Angeles. Eighty-one percent of the members of UTLA voted to accept the contract their strike won.Improvements in the working lives of teachers will be dramatic: smaller class sizes, a nurse in every school, more counselors and librarians. Public education was also defended with restrictions on the formation of charter schools. A slew of “common good” demands were won regarding social justice issues that benefit  the entire community, like support for immigrant rights, opposition to racial profiling, restrictions on random searches of students, and green spaces at schools. All this was won — as well as a 6 percent pay raise!The teachers were emphatic they were striking for the good of their community and their students. According to Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of UTLA, close to 95 percent of the 500,000 L.A. students are students of color and “over 85% low-income, working-class folks.” (UTLA.net, Sept. 28, 2018)The superintendent of the L.A. school district, Austin Beutner, is a billionaire investment banker with no experience in education. He knows how to cut a deal, has deep ties to the Democratic Party, which is how he got his job, and is chummy with the for-profit charter-school operators aiming to privatize as much of the L.A. school system as they can profitably loot. UTLA victory will have ‘national resonance’Now the UTLA victory is going to put a serious crimp in local plans to privatize public education — and it’s also going to have national resonance. While education of K-12 grades in the U.S. is a local responsibility, state and federal governments supply essential funding for a variety of needs. For-profit right-wing forces have focused for years at the national level on the creation of “charter schools” — private schools to be funded with public money, both state and federal, supposedly to offer an “alternative approach” to public schools. Both Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, whose family is one of the richest in the U.S., and Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pushed for the creation of charter schools. Charter schools allow huge profits in a nonunion environment for big business investors. One tactic in this privatization push has been to get pro-business state legislatures to systematically defund and underfund public education. The result has been overcrowded classrooms, tattered and out-of-date textbooks, elimination of school nurses, counselors and librarians as well as art and music programs — and plummeting teacher salaries.In response, there was a huge surge in education worker walkouts, strikes and other job actions on the state level in 2018, especially in states where teachers’ very low pay was set by state legislatures. There was a nine-day walkout in West Virginia, where teachers’ salaries ranked 48th in the U.S. Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona all saw major, days-long teacher actions. While California has a reputation as a wealthy, liberal state with good social programs, its spending on public education has been low. Exactly how low in comparison to other states is disputed. But ever since Proposition 13 was passed in 1978, spending on education has been restricted. Prop 13 reduced state property taxes by more than 50 percent.A Jan. 17 report in Politifact, using data from the 2015-16 school year, pointed out: “California schools spent $10,291 per K-12 student that year,” about $1,900 less than the national per student amount. UTLA has been organizing for years both to build support among the teachers for a strike and to explain to the community and their students the need for such an action.  They were dramatically successful. The UTLA victory — not against a “red” Republican state government, but against a “blue” Democratic hierarchy — is going to keep the education worker struggle energized throughout the U.S.  Actions are already brewing in Virginia, West Virginia, Colorado — and just a short drive north to Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area.The UTLA victory also offers hope that more workers will see that independent, class-conscious action against the bosses — whether Republican or Democratic — is the only way to win.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Voice from Kenosha: Electoral politics is not nearly enough

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first_imgBy Omar FloresThis article is an edited version of a talk by Omar Flores during the Aug. 30 UNAC Webinar: “After the DNC & RNC — We Can’t Breathe! Keep it in the Streets — Against Racism, Evictions and War.” Flores is with the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression. Omar Flores speaking at UNAC webinar Aug. 30.Today I’m speaking on behalf of the Coalition to March on the DNC.We’ve had three primary focuses of our march, and the first is to defeat the number one enemy of all working people, Donald Trump, here and abroad.We saw some other work that he tried to do in Venezuela and failed. This is what makes him the enemy of working people: effectively cracking down on labor rights, goading fascists to continue oppressing people in the streets. We’ve marched on Trump in Green Bay; we’ve march on his rally in Oshkosh, as well as Milwaukee.Our second point is to demand that Democrats take action against police violence and arrest killer cops. Our third focus is to make sure that people keep it in the streets. So from that, I’m going to transition to what’s happening in Kenosha.Kenosha is my hometown. I’ve lived there for 22 years and actually organized in Kenosha for a time. The issue in Kenosha is that a lot of organizations primarily focus on electoral politics. The left-wing organizations primarily exist around electoral politics.Kenosha could be seen as a microcosm of what we see across the country. In Kenosha, with their only focusing on electoral politics, you see this explosion — because people aren’t getting their demands met, and people aren’t seeing justice. People are still seeing violence and seeing killer cops.What’s happening in Kenosha is what’s happening in a lot of small cities. And a lot of these smaller cities are left behind. It’s really important to keep it in the streets in the small towns and cities and rural areas — anywhere that we can possibly be.  Otherwise, we’re just going to keep seeing these uprisings and people getting killed. We want to get to a point where we’re able to stabilize and have a government that works for the people.I’ve been out quite a few nights in Kenosha since its uprising happened. We’ve seen militias out in the suburbs. People just out supposedly “defending their neighborhoods” aren’t bothered by the police at all. On the other hand, when we were waiting outside [the jail] for Adelana’s release and the two other SDSers, they attempted to arrest us for just demanding their release.We very clearly see the direction that this is going. Trump has been rallying his brown shirts for a while now, but we’re starting to see those contradictions hashed out in real time. Final message is that everyone keep it in the streets — because as we’ve seen in Kenosha, rallying around electoral politics is not nearly enough to be addressing this terrible, terrible issue that’s happening around the country and around the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Women’s basketball earns three All-Big 12 selections

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first_imgLinkedin ReddIt Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Amy Okonkwo grabbed the Sixth Man of the Year award. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com + posts TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! printThree women’s basketball players earned All-Big 12 honors announced by the league Wednesday, including forward Amy Okonkwo who was tabbed as the Big 12’s Sixth Man of the Year award.Okonkwo’s honor was TCU’s second Big 12 individual award as she joins Chelsea Price, the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year selection.Okonkwo averaged 15.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this season while shooting a conference-best 90.2 percent from the free-throw line and 51 percent from the field. She is on pace to be the second-ever Big 12 player to record a 50/90 season.Okonkwo was also named to the All-Big 12 second team and her teammates Jordan Moore and Kianna Ray were named All-Big 12 Honorable Mentions. Okonkwo is the second Horned Frog to record first or second-team conference honors, joining Zhana Medley who recorded three All-Big 12 first team selections.Moore is TCU’s second-leading scorer with 12.8 points per game and TCU’s leading rebounder with 6.8 per game. Moore also ranks eighth in the Big 12 in field goal percentage, 53.8 percent, and third in blocked shots with two per game.Ray’s ball movement has been huge for the Horned Frogs all season. She is TCU’s assist leader with 3.6 per game, eighth in the Big 12.She is one of two players in the conference to rank in the top 15 in assists, steals, and blocks.This is the second season that TCU has had three separate players earn conference honors as Prince, Medley and Veja Hamilton earned Big 12 honors in 2015.The Horned Frogs will return to the hardwood for the Big 12 Tournament Saturday against the Oklahoma Sooners at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m. Facebook Twitter What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/center_img Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TAGSBig 12 Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleMen’s Tennis picks up 4-0 win over TulsaNext articleNelson Mandela’s former prison guard visits campus to reflect on their unlikely friendship Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Abdul Karim Al-Khaiwani threatened

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first_img Organisation June 8, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abdul Karim Al-Khaiwani threatened News A soldier threatened Abdul Karim Al-Khaiwani, a leading journalist who used to edit the online pro-democracy newspaper Al-Shoura and won Amnesty International UK’s award for Human Rights Journalism under Threat in 2008. Khaiwani found himself trapped in a Sanaa street that had been blocked by soldiers near the vice-president’s home. One of the soldiers guarding the home refused to let him pass and threatened to arrest him. He was able to get away. center_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Emmett runs for state of independence in Limerick

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first_imgPrint Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement Facebook Deputy Shane Ross with local election candidate Emmett O’BrienINDEPENDENT TD and business writer Shane Ross has lent his support to Pallaskenry man Emmett O’Brien’s local election campaign.Deputy Ross who has published charges of wide scale fraud and mismanagement against some of the country’s best known state and semi-sate companies, believes the 35-year-old barrister and farmer will bring commitment and transparency to the Limerick council chamber.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “With Emmett you are sure to get honesty, determination and commitment. He genuinely cares for people and gets things done in the community,” said Deputy Ross.When Mr Ross announced his candidacy for the 2011 General Election, he refused to run for Fine Gael.At the time he predicted, “I think you’re going to see in this election a huge number of similar independents who want to put an end to cronyism; who want to see a change in the political system; who want to put an end to Civil War politics in Ireland; who want to see an end to the kind of tribal politics we’ve got, who are going to stand in the election as well”.Emmett O’Brien, has echoed these sentiments when referring to his own experience on the election canvass trail.“Through engaging with people on the doorsteps and hearing what they have to say through social media, it is becoming very clear to me that people want a council made up of independent councillors who are answerable to the people and not some political party head office in Dublin,” said Mr O’Brien. TAGSEmmett O’BrienMusic LimerickShane Ross TD Twitter New Music: 40Hurtz Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleLocals to have their say on Mungret developmentNext article€250,000 for Limerick unfinished estates from €22m Special Resolution monies Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy WhatsApp Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch NewsPoliticsEmmett runs for state of independence in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – May 15, 2014 1166 last_img read more