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Inflation expectations rise across the Eurozone

By on September 4, 2021

first_img KCS-content Thursday 10 February 2011 8:16 pm Tags: NULL INFLATION expectations in the Eurozone have shot up, according to an official survey released yesterday.The anticipated rate of consumer price inflation for this year jumped from 1.5 per cent to 1.9 per cent, the European Central Bank (ECB) revealed.For 2012, expectations rose from 1.6 per cent to 1.8 per cent.“Although the forecasts are still in line with ECB’s definition of price stability, the trend is alarming,” said Dominique Barbet of BNP Paribas.Worryingly, the rise is “not entirely due to higher raw material prices,” she added.The news came after a Reuters poll showed inflation expectations for the single currency area rising to 2.1 per cent for 2011, up from 1.9 per cent. Show Comments ▼ Inflation expectations rise across the Eurozone Share whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comlast_img read more

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Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) Q12013 Interim Report

By on July 12, 2021

first_imgSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited (SCT.mu)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSouthern Cross Tourist Company Limited is a Mauritian company that has activities in the tourism and leisure sector where the company owns and operates hotels in Mauritius. The company manages hotels such as the Preskil Beach Resort at Pointe Jerome, Mahebourg, Astroea Beach at Pointe D’Esny, Mahébourg, and Solana Beach at Belle Mare, Mauritius. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is headquartered in Curepipe, Mauritius, and operates as a subsidiary of The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited. Southern Cross Tourist Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

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first_imgUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is an actively-managed, close-ended Unit Trust Scheme geared to achieve long-term capital appreciation through real estate investments. The Trust Deed invests in a maximum of 90% of the funds in real estate and real estate related investments. A maximum of 10% of the Fund’s total assets is invested in quality money market instruments which ensure liquidity. Established in 2008, the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is managed by Union Homes Savings & Loans Plc which is a subsidiary of the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. The Fund Managers spread the portfolio  mix across commercial and residential property investment and mortgage assets. Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) Q32018 Interim Report

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first_imgCRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) 2018 Annual Report

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first_imgFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited is a financial services institution providing products and solutions for personal, business and private clients in Botswana. Its personal banking division offers the standard range of transaction products as well as student accounts, overdrafts and loans and online banking products. The business banking division offers additional services such as purchase order finance, premium credit facilities and commercial property loans. First National Bank of Botswana also provides agricultural solutions, farming enterprise finance, business investment solutions and farm risk insurance finance along with solutions for payments, funding, cash management services to the public sector, and treasury and trade services. The private banking division offers wealth and advisory services, and structured lending services. The banking group facilitates its banking services through the Pick n Pay franchise with a sales and service channel called FNBB Kiosk. First National Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of First National Bank Holdings (Botswana) Limited.last_img read more

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Autumn Internationals: England v Japan preview

By on June 23, 2021

first_img Autumn Internationals: England v Japan previewHow refreshing to see Japan interrupt the usual superpower roster, with the world’s 11th-ranked nation about to play only their second official Test against England.The first was way back in 1987, Mike Harrison’s side winning 60-7 in Sydney in the inaugural World Cup, although England have toured Japan on a number of occasions.In 1971, for example, an England XV led by Budge Rogers had to scrap hard for wins by 27-19 and 6-3. Instead of a coin toss before the first meeting in Osaka, the teams played a game of ‘paper, stone, scissors’ to decide who had choice of ends. How unfortunate that the FA suspended a football referee for taking the same harmless action in a recent WSL match.Mists of time: lineout action from the teams’ only previous official Test, in Sydney in 1987 (Getty Images)England coach Eddie Jones has close ties to this weekend’s opposition, of course. He has a Japanese wife, Hiroko, and has spent years coaching in the country, including his first steps on the coaching ladder in the mid-Nineties when he took charge of the Tokai University team in Tokyo (and banned them from kicking).The seeds of Japan’s famous victory over the Springboks at RWC 2015, when Jones was head coach, were sown by his uncompromising attitude to defeat.Japan captain Michael Leitch referred to that this week, saying: “The great thing that Eddie did in Japanese rugby was to change the mindset. The national team always accepted losing and he changed that and set us on the right track. We can’t accept losing, we can’t accept saying we did our best but we lost.”Look sharp: Danny Care, left, and Elliot Daly do a training drill at Pennyhill Park this week (Getty Images)Once again, the pay discrepancy between England’s players and Tier Two opponents has been highlighted, with news that some Japan players are receiving £13 a day on tour compared to England players’ £25,000 a cap.That’s not England’s fault and they should not feel guilty, nor underestimate a team that two weeks ago stuck 31 points on the All Blacks. Japan are a far cry from the teams that used to crush all Asian opposition but subside against the major rugby nations. They are here to play.Taking some air: Jamie Henry scores in spectacular style during Japan’s 69-31 loss to the All Blacks (Getty)What’s the big team news?Wholesale England changes – 11 in all – were expected but the latest curveball is the selection of Jack Nowell at 13. It’s an idea Eddie Jones mooted last season and, in fact, the Exeter wing replaced Jonathan Joseph at centre in the 2017 win against France.Nowell lines up outside Alex Lozowski and ten George Ford ­– captain for the second time following the Samoa match last autumn and winning his 50th cap.As expected, 21-year-old Bath bulldozer Joe Cokanasiga makes his Test debut, necessitating a switch of sides for Chris Ashton. Cokanasiga, who was born in Suva but moved to England aged three, was in a troupe of traditional Fijian dancers that performed at the RWC 2015 opener at Twickenham.Size at six: Courtney Lawes, in action last week against New Zealand, resumes his blindside role (Getty)Up front, George Kruis’s calf injury allows Charlie Ewels to come in, with specialist lock Courtney Lawes starting at six – as he did throughout this year’s Six Nations. The All Blacks’ introduction of a third lock, Scott Barrett, at Twickenham last weekend helped turn the game and it seems to be very much in vogue, because on the same day Argentina fielded Guido Petti at six in Dublin.Mark Wilson moves to seven to give a deserved first start to Bath No 8 Zach Mercer and the bench features uncapped flanker Ted Hill, 19, who only made his Worcester debut in September. If Japan know little about him, the same can be said of his England team-mates.Light moment: Fumiaki Tanaka, Japan’s most-capped current player, with Waisake Naholo in Tokyo (Getty)Japan make eight changes to the team that lost to New Zealand earlier this month. Fumiaki Tanaka, who was the first Japanese player to play Super Rugby, comes in at scrum-half while Will Tupou shifts from centre to full-back.Veteran hooker Shota Horie, one of the stars of Japan’s RWC 2015 campaign, is absent, having not made the tour squad because of a fractured foot.Japan finish their European tour against Russia at Kingsholm on 24 November.What have the coaches said?England head coach Eddie Jones said: “Japan is an important game for us as we want to get back to winning ways. We have also tested ourselves in having a shorter preparation. We gave the players two days off after three weeks of intensive work. We’ve had a short preparation but a good preparation.“This weekend is a good opportunity for us to test the depth of the squad. A number of players have changed their roles going from finishers to starters and starters to finishers, so that is the essential change to the squad. It is exciting to be able to give starting opportunities to Zach Mercer and Joe Cokanasiga, and young Ted Hill on the bench.Ted Talks: teenage flanker Ted Hill could win a first cap just weeks after his Worcester debut (Getty)“We are expecting plenty of energy, aggression and fast ball movement from Japan. They will be full of surprises, quick taps, lineouts and plays. They are going to have a bag of magic.“Last week the fans were absolutely exceptional in the atmosphere they created for the players. It was the best I have seen and we are looking forward to more of that on Saturday.” TAGS: Japan Japan head coach Jamie Joseph: “Eddie Jones is a great coach. He has coached club rugby in Japan for many years and has got a lot of relationships. We’ve got a lot of those players here.“The fact England are targeting us physically is no secret; what we do about that we’ll see on Saturday. It hasn’t changed our approach to the game but we’re going to have to tackle them.“We’re going to have to take what comes at us and throw something back. I think some of our players are up to it mentally and physically. We do have smaller men and we do play the game differently because of that, so we try to keep the game quick.”Any interesting statistics?* The only previous Test between the countries, at RWC 1987, saw England score ten tries in a 60-7 rout. Wings Mike Harrison (three) and Rory Underwood (two) scored half of them.* Japan played at Twickenham in October 1986, losing 39-12 in front of 25,000 spectators. Skipper Richard Hill was one of six Bath players in the home line-up.Snared: Stuart Barnes offloads during the uncapped match at Twickenham in 1986 (Getty Images)* George Ford becomes the fourth fly-half to win 50 caps for England after Jonny Wilkinson (91), Rob Andrew (71) and Toby Flood (60). Mike Catt won 75 caps but in multiple positions.* Japan have won 11 of their last 17 matches in Europe. Their last game on the continent saw them draw 23-23 with France last year – the best result of Jamie Joseph’s 25-match tenure.What time does it kick off and is it on TV?The match at Twickenham kicks off at 3pm UK time on Saturday and is live on Sky Sports. There will also be live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and online.Taking the whistle is New Zealand’s Paul Williams, who three years ago became the first full-time professional referee from the Taranaki province.His assistant referees for this match are Welshmen Nigel Owens and Dan Jones, with South Africa’s Marius Jonker again fulfilling TMO duties following his call to rule out Sam Underhill’s late try against the All Blacks last week.What are the line-ups?ENGLAND Elliot Daly; Joe Cokanasiga, Jack Nowell, Alex Lozowski, Chris Ashton; George Ford (capt), Danny Care; Alec Hepburn, Jamie George, Harry Williams, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Mark Wilson, Zach Mercer.Replacements: 16 Dylan Hartley, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Ted Hill, 20 Sam Underhill, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Henry Slade.JAPAN Will Tupou; Akihito Yamada, Timothy Lafaele, Ryoto Nakamura, Kenki Fukuoka; Yu Tamura, Fumiaki Tanaka; Keita Inagaki Atsushi Sakate, Jiwon Koo, Wimpie van der Walt, Uwe Helu, Michael Leitch (capt), Masakatsu Nishikawa, Kazuki Himeno,Replacements 16 Yusuke Niwai, 17 Koki Yamamoto, 18 Asaeli Ai Valu, 19 Samuela Anise, 20 Hendrik Tui, 21 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 22 Yutaka Nagare, 23 Rikiya Matsuda.Artistic: this Japanese fan went to great effort with his banner for the match against New Zealand (Getty)Japan exhibitionThe World Rugby Museum at Twickenham has opened a special exhibition called ‘Brave Blossoms’ which charts the history of rugby in Japan.The exhibition tells the story of how ‘the father of Japanese rugby’, Ginosuke Tanaka, first brought the sport to Keio University and how a series of sporting pioneers, including members of the Japanese Royal Family, allowed the sport to flourish. Welcome to Twickenham: Japan fans get the chance to see their side at the home of English rugby (Getty) All you need to know about the Test between England and Japan at Twickenham LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It examines how Japanese corporations have nurtured the game at domestic level, allowing Japanese rugby to make significant impacts on the international stage, culminating in the famous victory by the Brave Blossoms over the Springboks at RWC 2015 and the awarding of the 2019 World Cup to Japan.The World Rugby Museum is located in the South Stand of Twickenham. Visitors can watch an extensive interview with England coach Eddie Jones, while notable items on display include the oldest rugby jersey in Japan, the oldest Japanese international jersey and a jersey from the 2015 victory over South Africa.last_img read more

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UK government begins bell-ringer recruitment drive ahead of Armistice Centenary

By on June 20, 2021

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Smithfield, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] Two British government departments are working with the United Kingdom’s Central Council of Church Bell Ringers to recruit 1,400 new campanologists ahead of the centenary of the First World War armistice on Nov.11,2018. As part of commemorations in the UK, bells will ring out from churches and cathedrals in cities, towns and villages across the UK. Some 1,400 bell ringers lost their lives in the First World War, and the Ringing Remembers campaign is designed to “keep this traditional British art alive in memory of the 1,400 who lost their lives – linking together past, present and future,” the government said in a statement.Read the entire article here. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Faith & Politics Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Jan 5, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ UK government begins bell-ringer recruitment drive ahead of Armistice Centenary Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL 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 Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

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How to Use Technology to Your Advantage

By on June 19, 2021

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSHuman RaceInformationLearningMeet PeopleNew SkillsRelationshipsRemote workTechnology Previous articleHow a real-life monopoly made Monopoly the world’s biggest board gameNext articleDoubling Last Year’s Donations: Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By Allen BrownThe invention of the computer chip had a massive impact on the human race as a whole. In my opinion, it wouldn’t be too farfetched to say that the microchip is on the same level as fire when it comes to inventions that have changed our kind forever. Today it seems almost every household has at least one computer, and almost every person a smartphone on them. All that technology isn’t only keeping us connected with the world, but it also opens new ways to work, learn, and excel. Here’s how. Learning New Skills Modern technology has made it possible for everyone to tap into the cumulative knowledge of our entire species. Sure, there are still some things that you won’t find online, but 90% is readily available. You can use this technology to find a skill you’ve always wanted to learn, gather all the material and information you could need, and start developing it. The internet is packed full of interesting courses, both free and paid ones, which will help you learn a new skill at home. Speaking of free information, there’s an abundance of it out there. Most of the paid courses, e-books, and other material seems to only be gathering the freely available information, curating it, and delivering it in a user-friendly format.  If you dig hard enough, you can find all the resources on your own, for free. Finding Remote Work Work used to imply going to a physical location every day, which is why work usually defined where you lived. The global challenges we’re facing in 2020 have changed how we approach work. For the most part, being at a physical location is no longer a requirement for a wide range of industries. In fact, companies are finding that work from home and work from the office are very similar in terms of performance. Whatever difference there is in favor of offices is offset by the reduced costs of doing business at a physical location. Consultants over at expertvagabond.com/become-virtual-assistant/ argue that it’s easier than ever to find employment online. Even though more people are looking for this kind of work, positions are opening up at an increasing rate. If nothing else, many are using jobs that allow remote work, like a remote virtual assistant, as a source of additional income in these trying times. Meet New PeopleMaking friends online is arguably easier than doing so in person, in my opinion. That being said, it is a widespread misconception that friendships you make online either aren’t ‘real’ or won’t last. Neither of these things has to be true. There are many cases of people forging lifelong relationships with others, who are sometimes halfway across the world. Reach out to communities that share the same interests as you. Find forums, Discord channels, or Reddit where you can meet people who have the same hobbies, work the same jobs, or something else. If making friends is a possibility, then it’s no secret that you can meet potential partners online as well. You can use all the same channels we’ve mentioned above, while there are also dedicated platforms for meeting potential partners. Save on Maintenance Is your car suffering from a minor issue? Is your oil due for a change? Maybe your cupboard is squeaking, and your dryer is making weird noises. Guess what — you can find tutorials and step-by-step guides on how to fix all of these minor issues at home, by yourself. Once you start performing small repairs around the house, you’ll notice just how much work you can do on your own. Facing small maintenance issues head-on is a great way to develop new skills, which ties to our first tip and saves a lot of money. Most of these repairs aren’t expensive, but they add up over time. Why spend all that money if you don’t have to?Our Future with Technology Technology is constantly evolving. What we’re using today will most likely appear as ancient to those who come after us. A lot can happen in a lifetime from a technological point of view. There is a good chance that life will become even more automated, shifting focus from menial work to intellectual labor and other work that can be done remotely from home. We will also see better connectivity, faster exchange of ideas and media, tighter relations between organizations that are a world apart. Overall, the development of new technologies is going to bring a whole range of great things to us as a human race. All we have to do is adapt, embrace new tools made available to us, and make the best of it all.  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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Leo Robinson, rank-and-file, internationalist fighter

By on June 15, 2021

first_imgLeo RobinsonLeo Robinson, a working-class fighter on the West Coast docks and in the community, and an internationalist, succumbed to cancer on Jan. 14 at the age of 75. He is survived by his spouse and partner, Johnnie, six children and by militant rank-and-file longshore workers who learned how to fight from the bottom up from Leo’s example.The ILWU was established when the port bosses were forced to recognize the union after the 1934 San Francisco general strike and the famous pledge by strike leader Harry Bridges ensuring that Black workers would have an equal place in the union and for waterfront jobs.In his 20 years on the Local 10 Executive Board and throughout a lifetime of union activism, Leo Robinson lived and breathed internationalism and class struggle.In the 1970s and 1980s, Leo’s leadership exercised the power of the U.S. working class on the side of the South African liberation struggle and against the racist apartheid regime. In July 1976, after the Soweto youth uprising was massacred, Leo introduced a resolution to Local 10 for a boycott of goods to and from South Africa.In April 1977, he put that resolution into action. A 5,000-person strong community picket was honored by ILWU Local 10 members stalling South African cargo at San Francisco’s Pier 27 for two days — at a time when then imprisoned Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress were slandered as terrorists by the U.S. government. South African cargo sat on the Dutch ship, Nedlloyd Kimberly, for 11 days in 1984 when longshore workers from Locals 10, 34 and others honored the community protest. Mandela recognized the pivotal role of the ILWU when he spoke at the Oakland Coliseum at the end of his 1990 U.S. tour. What started as a union resolution became part of a global struggle that helped to change U.S. policy.Leo used his experience and these precedents to politically defend the Occupy movement’s Dec. 12, 2011, West Coast port shutdown that began shaping a new way for the working class to fight in the high-tech age.Promoted speaking in our own nameOn Oct. 17, 2004, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. — just a couple of months before the U.S. presidential elections — the Million Worker March called on labor to mobilize in its own name. The MWM pulled against the capitalist election frenzy. Robinson, a convenor and the largest benefactor, drafted the now iconic T-shirt front and back with the MWM program that stands as a working-class agenda today: Bring the troops home, now; Universal health care; Enforce all civil rights; Stop dismantling public education; Slash the military budget; National living wage; Hands off social security; Workers’ right to organize; Repeal Taft-Hartley; Stop corporate greed and offshoring jobs; Repeal corporate free trade agreements; Amnesty for all undocumented workers; Truth in media; Preserve and restore the environment; and Tax relief for the working class.Although his concern was international — writing the ILWU position paper on Palestine calling for recognition of the Palestine Liberation Organization, opposing the Colombia free trade agreement, leading Coalition of Black Trade Unionists delegations to Cuba and a first labor delegation to Nicaragua — and national with the MWM and pushing forward the ILWU to be the first union to recognize the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and founding the Northern California CBTU, he also strengthened the union. He founded the African American Longshore Coalition “in March 1992 to address the racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination of the Longshore Division up and down the West Coast for the purpose of resolving such problems internally,” without relying on the capitalist state so often used against the working class. (tinyurl.com/ad76oz5)Brenda Stokely, MWM Northeast co-organizer, said: “My first recollection of Leo Robinson was during a Coalition of Black Trade Unionists convention. He was a force that was able to move progressive resolutions through the CBTU process and garner the needed support in spite of strong opposition.“He embodied the courage and commitment to his class and always stood unwaveringly on the side of the desires and aspirations of that class. His skills as an effective working-class strategist, tactician and organizer encouraged others to never falter in the face of vicious opposition.“He was vigilant in ensuring that Local 10 ILWU maintained its revolutionary character; remained capable of stopping their employers’ attacks to weaken their contracts; and was able to exercise their right to successfully carry out both political and economic strikes.“He led a Local 10 delegation to the Labor Party’s founding convention. … Leo will forever be an inspiring model of revolutionary leadership for me and many others.”“Leo was an extraordinary person, worker, intellectual, trade union activist, freedom fighter, thinker, organizer, orator, movement builder and teacher — and a superior domino player — ruthlessly committed to being a fighter for the working class, active in community as well as being an internationalist. He gave generously of his time and money in the fight for economic and social justice for the oppressed and working class,” said Clarence Thomas, fellow ILWU Local 10 member and MWM co-chair.A tribute to Leo Robinson’s life at the San Francisco International Longshore and Warehouse Union Hall is planned for March.Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Johnnie Robinson, 25110 Patricia Lane, Raymond, CA 93653.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Councillor says locals had a lucky escape from injury following Derry building collapse

By on May 27, 2021

first_img Twitter News Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleSupports for adults with disabilities discussed at Letterkenny conferenceNext articleMan told he will serve at least 16 years for murder and attempt to kill in Derry News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – April 19, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local representatives have said it is extremely lucky that no one was injured today when a three story derelict building collapsed in the Fountain Estate area of Derry.The building in Kennedy place, which was once a synagogue and is the former headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party in the City, collapsed and buried a car belonging to a local resident.The building has been derelict and fallen into a state of disrepair over the last twenty years.Northland Councillor John Boyle says if this had happened at any other time of the day, someone could have been killed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/boyle530COLLAPSE.mp3[/podcast]center_img Councillor says locals had a lucky escape from injury following Derry building collapse Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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