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  • Meet the 71-year old adventurer in the hostseat

    first_img As Glencore unveils its London mega-floatCOLOUR and excitement returned to the City yesterday as Glencore announced a former French foreign legionnaire, Algerian war veteran, author, explorer and financier as its new chairman. Simon Murray (pictured) will be tasked with leading the firm’s up-to $11bn (£6.7bn) float, valuing it at about $60bn, the details of which were confirmed yesterday. The move heralded a return to the days when interesting and complex characters, rather than faceless executives, ran the City. Earlier this week, Murray said:?“This is very exciting, but you are talking to someone who has been chased by a leopard. You are talking to someone who has been shot at with a machine gun and missed.”Murray, whose tales of derring-do include carrying two severed heads in his backpack during his time in the French Foreign Legion, was born in Leicester in central England. As a teenager in 1960 he joined the Foreign Legion on a whim, going on to fight for five years in Algeria. He later wrote a bestseller, Legionnaire, about his time in north Africa.It was made into a film in 2002.Educated at Bedford School, one of England’s oldest public schools, Murray was turned down by the British Army before signing up with the Foreign Legion.“I think perhaps I was just a young buck without much confidence in himself setting an extreme challenge to see if he could hack it in a man’s world,” he says in his book.He has since run a 240km race in the Moroccan desert, climbed Mount Everest and become the oldest man to walk unsupported to the South Pole. Glencore unveiled its blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) to the market yesterday, following months of speculation. The Swiss-based firm, which markets and produces metals and other commodities, is seeking to raise between $6.8bn and $8.8bn in a London listing, making it the biggest float ever offered in the capital.A secondary share offer of approximately $2.2bn worth of existing stock in the company will be sold in Hong Kong. The deal will value Glencore at about $60bn, making it one of the top 20 London-listed firms by market capitalisation and sending it straight into the FTSE 100.It will be just the third firm to attain blue chip status on its first day of trading, following BT in 1984 and BG Group in 1986.The firm is aiming to complete its IPO in May, and will use $3.2bn of the proceeds to buy Kazakhstan mining group Kazzinc. It will also pay off debts and use the funds to provide working capital for the next three years.Senior management in the company, including chief executive Ivan Glasenberg, will become billionaires overnight, although they will be locked into shares for five years.Glasenberg, who owns a 15 per cent stake in the firm, will be made into one of the world’s richest men following the IPO.Almost 500 partners in the firm will also become millionaires in the deal, but will also be blocked from selling their shares immediately following the float.Former BP chief executive Tony Hayward will join Murray on the board as a senior independent director, as he begins to rebuild his business career after departing the oil giant amid the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis last year. whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Thursday 14 April 2011 9:36 pm Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Man on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the Meet the 71-year old adventurer in the hostseat Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

  • USA Eagles backed to win Olympic gold after Las Vegas success

    first_img Izzy Cerullo on internet fame after her engagement at the Olympic Games Izzy Cerullo on internet fame after her engagement… US sevens hero Zack Test believes the Eagles are in with a shout of gold in Tokyo in 2020. By Oliver Pickup Heroes of Hong Kong: A study of Fiji sevens Ruby Tui: Sevens Transformed My Life Collapse “It’s something that all athletes in America can find a skill-set in, because rugby is the ultimate sport, in my opinion. You’ve got to have all the skills and assets to be successful in the field, and the constant action, and big hits, and quick turnover between games really captivates the American audience.“It is now something that they really want to get behind especially because the team has a great chance to become gold medallists in Tokyo next year.” Ruby Tui: Sevens Transformed My Life Izzy Cerullo on internet fame after her engagement at the Olympic Games Expand What a rush: USA celebrate beating Samoa 27-0 in the Vegas final (Getty Images) Heroes of Hong Kong: A study of Fiji sevens Test was the highest try scorer in American history, with 143, until early 2018 when Baker surpassed that figure. As things stand, Baker is currently joint-seventh in the all-time try-scorers list, with 179, while Isles is equal eleventh with 159.However, Friday’s side did not need the firepower of Isles in the one-sided match versus Samoa – though his earlier hat-trick in the 24-19 win against New Zealand had guaranteed the host’s final berth. Player of the final Ben Pinkleman scored a brace of tries, while Hughes, Matai Leuta and Maceo Terrel Brown all dotted down.Success breeds success, and with the support of top-tier Sevens Series sponsor HSBC, the game is certainly growing across the United States. “Sevens has really taken off in America, due to the passionate American fans loving the high, energetic, constant-action game,” adds Test. 30 Minutes with… Carlin Isles LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Expand The USA Sevens star – the fastest man… 30 Minutes with… Carlin Isles After a troubled childhood, Ruby Tui has become… USA Eagles backed to win Olympic gold after Las Vegas successAmerican sevens hero Zack Test is convinced the Eagles will fly high and swoop Olympic gold next year. It’s a bold prediction, but given the team’s incredible form in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – Mike Friday’s team tops the table at the half-way stage, having defended its Las Vegas crown on Sunday – it would be foolish to dismiss it as simply patriotic baloney.When asked whether his country can win in Tokyo next summer, Test, who amassed 601 points in 52 Sevens Series tournaments between 2009 and 2016, is unequivocal in his response. “That 100%, yes,” the 29-year-old says. “This team has been together for five years now. Most Olympic or World Cup winning sides have three or four years together. Next year they will be at the peak of their powers. They are showing amazing consistency in the Sevens Series, and that will build their belief.”Indeed, in the four rounds before Las Vegas the Americans had finished as runners-up. The success on home soil, which was confirmed with a dominant 27-0 victory over Samoa in the final at the Sam Boyd Stadium, underlined their continued improvement and elevated them above New Zealand at the top of the table. Hitherto the country’s best ever overall Sevens Series finish has been fifth, achieved two seasons ago. This year – with the top four granted automatic qualification for the Olympics – the players look certain to better that, in some style.Test, who announced his retirement from rugby in early 2018 after suffering a life-threatening head injury a year earlier, in a 15-a-side match against Uruguay, reckons having two of the quickest players in world rugby – Carlin Isles and Perry Baker – means that tries are not hard to come by.Former star: Zack Test in action for the United States in 2016 (Getty Images)“Carlin and Perry are very special athletes because they’ve got an asset that less than 1 per cent of the world’s population has,” he continues. “Having that asset on your team – twice – is reassuring because you know that at any given moment they could really turn open the game with their speed and athletic ability. Also, they’re a wonderful bridge for American athletes: Carlin who was a track athlete, and Perry who was an American Football player and both have made the transition over to rugby and have enjoyed great success on the world stage.”Isles has clocked 10.13 seconds in the 100 metres, and Baker – who missed the Las Vegas Sevens due to suffering a broken jaw – is not far behind. Yet there is more to their games that raw speed, and great credit must go to Friday for their development. The latter has been named the World Rugby Sevens Player of the year in 2017 and 2018, while the former is the currently leading the try-scoring chart with 26, four more than second-placed Alasio Sovita Naduva from Fiji. Meanwhile, talismanic skipper Madison Hughes leads the overall points table, with 166. Expand On this golden form, who would bet against this maturing and confident American team to top the podium?Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 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  • Rugby’s Greatest: David Kirk

    first_img Winners of the past two World Cups, the… TAGS: The Greatest Players David Kirk holds aloft the Webb Ellis Cup Rugby’s Greatest: Kieran Read LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Major teams: AucklandCountry: New ZealandTest span: 1985-87Test caps: 17 (17 starts)Test points: 24 (6T) New Zealand’s Kieran Read is fast becoming the… All Black Richie McCaw is the greatest openside… Rugby’s Greatest: Richie McCaw By now firmly established for Auckland under coach John Hart, he wasn’t expected to lead the All Blacks into the World Cup until fate dealt regular captain Andy Dalton a poor hand after he had had to withdraw due to injury, to be replaced by a young Sean Fitzpatrick. Rugby’s Greatest: David KirkThe No 9 from Wellington led a stellar team featuring John Kirwan, Michael Jones and Grant Fox to a 29-9 win over France in the final, after cantering through the group and knockout stages without so much as a bloody nose.After taking a medical degree at Otago University, sport took precedence for Kirk as he shone first in sevens, in which he had enough pace to play on the wing, and then 15s, in which his talent was first given a wider audience playing for New Zealand Colts while in his early twenties.His snappy service, livewire presence around the breakdown and sharp rugby brain saw him pegged as a future All Black and he made his full debut against England in 1985.A future Oxford scholar, he took a principled stance after refusing to tour with the breakaway Cavaliers in 1986. His abstinence was on moral grounds as he felt the tour to South Africa was complicit in supporting apartheid.center_img Rugby’s Greatest: Kieran Read Rugby’s Greatest: Richie McCaw New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Collapse Expand Kirk scored five tries as the hosts romped to the first world crown, including one in the final against France. “He was the shining light of New Zealand rugby,” Fitzpatrick said, “an outstanding scrum-half and an outstanding captain.”Kirk retired from competitive rugby the following year after just 17 caps to take up a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. He was just 26.It was the springboard to a hugely successful business career that has seen him act as chief adviser to New Zealand prime minister Jim Bolger, a published author and CEO of Fairfax Media. He has also worked as a leading arbitrator in sporting disputes. Already an MBE, he was inducted into rugby’s Hall of Fame in 2011 and now resides in Sydney where he looks after his business portfolio. Expand Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

  • Crossing Wall House / Mobile Office Architects

    first_img Houses Save this picture!© Tyson Ellis+ 14 Share Crossing Wall House / Mobile Office Architects Manufacturers: Kalwall®, Premier SIPs, ROCKWOOL, Saftifirst, Subzero/Wolf, VaproShield, Viking, Viking Range, Western States Metal Roofing, California Crib Wall, Plyboo 2015 “COPY” Dustin Stephens “COPY” CopyHouses•Santa Barbara, United States Photographs:  Tyson Ellis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  2050 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Mobile Office Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Photographs Crossing Wall House / Mobile Office ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCrossing Wall House / Mobile Office Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States Lead Architect: Projects Year:  Products translation missing: ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectCurtain WallsKalwall®Facades – Wall SystemsSave this picture!© Tyson EllisText description provided by the architects. The Crossing Wall House, designed and built by Mobile Office Architects (MOA), is sited where the Santa Ynez Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the City of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands.Save this picture!© Tyson EllisThe parcel’s steep grade necessitated careful site planning and guided the building form as it utilized two narrow existing terraces. The two differing orientations of the terraces are expressed by two geometric grids that come together in the homes central living space and open the home to views toward the ocean, islands, and lowlands. Two crossing retaining walls at the upslope side express the two project geometries and define the project’s position on the site.  At the back, one wall takes on an open and porous techtonic blurring the boundary between the constructed environment and the wild chaparral landscape. Save this picture!© Tyson EllisSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Tyson EllisThe primary living space acts as an indoor-outdoor pavilion; opening fully at the back to the entry courtyard and to a deck at the front with downslope views beyond. The raw corten steel and concrete exterior material palette was developed to create a building that ages with the landscape and responds to localized threats posed by wildfire and wood-eating termites.Save this picture!SectionThe project utilizes passive solar, thermal mass, passive ventilation, and solar hot water strategies to produce a fluid indoor-outdoor environment that operates at high levels of energy efficiency.Save this picture!© Tyson EllisProject gallerySee allShow lessYoojeongheon in Jeju Island / studio_GAONSelected Projects2016 Architecture iPhone Photography Awards AnnouncedArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeMobile Office ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta BarbaraUnited StatesPublished on September 29, 2016Cite: “Crossing Wall House / Mobile Office Architects” 29 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?隧道式住宅 / Mobile Office Architects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 streamlast_img read more

  • Two winners announced of The REaD Group’s £60,000 Charity Data Bursary

    first_img Data marketing company The REaD Group plc has announced the winners of its 2012 Charity Data Bursary. The two charities win substantial data management consulting and solutions to help them improve their use of data.The winnersMaggie’s Cancer Caring Centres – awarded the ‘Larger Charity’ Data Bursary of £50,000 worth of data management consulting and solutionsLEPRA Health in Action – awarded the ‘Smaller Charity’ Data Bursary of £10,000 worth of data management consulting and solutionsThe judging“The level of entries this year was outstanding which made it extremely tough for us judges,” said Mark Roy, CEO of The REaD Group. The bursary is designed to help charities achieve even greater efficiencies through professional use of data.Roy added: “As a company we are committed to helping marketers working in the voluntary sector to maximise their fundraising revenue and we look forward to doing just this with both our winners.”The is the second time The REaD Group has awarded the Bursary. The previous winner was Breast Cancer Care in 2008.This year 54 entries were received from charities across the UK. Entries were judged on Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 July 2012 | News  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies data Quality of the responseThe likely value to the charity in terms of fundraisingThe charity needThe size of the database and current status of its data management activityThe infrastructure within the charity, and whether it had the ability and senior management buy-in and existing resource to implement a project of this natureThe judging panel consisted of:Simon Morrison – Director of Policy and Communications from the Institute of FundraisingDavid Reed – Editor of Data IQHoward Lake – Publisher of UK FundraisingMark Roy – CEO of The REaD GroupGlenn Cook – Group Solutions at The REaD Group (formerly Head of Supporter Services and Database Marketing at Macmillan Cancer Support)Martin King – Sales & Marketing Director at The REaD Two winners announced of The REaD Group’s £60,000 Charity Data Bursarylast_img read more

  • Transgender warrior Leslie Feinberg united all struggles for liberation

    first_imgSome of participants at memorial for Transgender warrior Leslie Feinberg leading the singing of the Internationale at SEIU building in New York City, March 28.WW photo: Brenda RyanWorkers World Party commemorated and celebrated the life and contributions of our beloved comrade, Leslie Feinberg, with a memorial in New York City on March 28 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center at 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. Leslie was a member of the party’s national committee.Feinberg joined Workers World Party in 1973 through its branch in her Buffalo, N.Y., hometown and died at age 65 in November after decades of illness from tick-borne diseases. Her last, very deliberate words were: “Remember me as a revolutionary communist. Hasten the revolution!”Rosemary Neidenberg speaking at Leslie Feinberg’s memorial.WW photo: Joseph PietteBuilding on the groundbreaking work of WWP member Bob McCubbin in his “Roots of Gay and Lesbian Oppression” (1976), Leslie developed the first Marxist analysis of the origins of transgender oppression in “Transgender Warriors: Making History” (1997) and numerous writings. She was internationally recognized for this theoretical work, as well as her activism for workers’ rights; lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer liberation; the rights of women, prisoners and people with disabilities; and against racism and imperialism.During her life, Feinberg was clear this work sprang from principles established for Workers World Party by founding comrade Sam Marcy, including his insistence that LGBT lives were to be honored and LGBT oppression was to be fought against as integral to the working-class struggle.Display of Leslie’s work and photos.WW photo: Brenda RyanFeinberg requested no memorial except one given by Workers World Party. She asked that this be used to strengthen the party and to bring comrades and friends together to share lessons of political experience relevant to ongoing struggles.The memorial movingly and amply documented Feinberg’s life dedicated to “hastening the revolution,” and contained many pointed and poignant lessons in building a “workers’ world.”Building a workers’ worldA program of WWP members and friends from across the U.S. offered anecdotes of moments when Feinberg extended respect, solidarity, empathy, access, compassion, caring, political insight and revolutionary optimism in individual personal encounters and day-to-day political work. Comrade LeiLani Dowell, a managing editor of WW, summed up the impact of those moments, “I want to say, fist held high, Black and queer and proud, that I and my comrades will forever continue the struggle in Leslie’s name.”Bob McCubbin placed these moments in context, saying, “Leslie Feinberg spent her whole adult life building a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist combat party to overthrow imperialism and build a socialist future.”McCubbin told of meeting with Feinberg at the beginning of her life in the party; how she talked to him as a worker who had, in her words, “barely completed high school;” how she spoke of the intimidation of weighty ideas; and how the party nurtured her as a worker-intellectual, who then created her groundbreaking theoretical work. McCubbin emphasized that Feinberg — using the Marxist dialectical-materialist method to interpret both her own life and that of other workers within broad social, political and economic developments — was able to bring hope to millions that the “capitalist nightmare” could be ended.Feinberg defined herself as “an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist.” She used the complexities of her identities as the starting point for a Marxist-Leninist analysis.International Action Center co-director and WWP secretariat member Sara Flounders stressed that Feinberg exemplified the process by which “the oppressed themselves bring their own issues and lives into the struggle” using Marxism as a tool.Feinberg shared those insights with the working class, not just through her individual writings, but by serving as a managing editor of Workers World newspaper, writing hundreds of articles and serving for some years as editor of the political prisoners’ page. Workers World editor and party secretariat member Deirdre Griswold reflected that Feinberg never allowed her individual fame in the wider LGBTQ movement and literary world to be used by the ruling class to divide her from the working class. Instead, through her work Feinberg “made people feel the significance of their own lives.”Bet Power Alwin, director of the Sexual Minorities Archive, spoke of one of Feinberg’s last acts in support of the political development of the working class and especially of transgender people — the donation of her research library to the Archive, where it will be freely accessible to all.Rooted in the working classFeinberg’s deep roots in the working class and her long connection to Workers World Party were highlighted by founding comrade Milt Neidenberg. He noted that her father, a bitterly anti-union worker at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, benefitted from the successful 1949 strike led by comrades who went on to found WWP.Neidenberg first met Feinberg when she spoke at a 1968 street meeting for the United Farm Workers in Buffalo. Her commitment to labor militancy stretched from then through the 1994 founding of Pride at Work, to which she helped contribute the word “transgender” to its self-definition, and the 2002 Harvard Living Wage sit-in struggle. She was a proud member of United Auto Workers Local 1981, the National Writers Union.Because discrimination against her as a transgender person made it impossible for her to get steady work, Feinberg earned a living for most of her life through a series of low-wage temp jobs. And as a trans person, she also experienced violence, constant physical abuse, threats and disrespect, as comrade Tom Scahill reflected. These experiences grounded her commitment to medical care and access for transgender people, her work for women’s access to abortion, and her participation in clinic defense against 1992 and 1998 anti-abortion assaults in Buffalo.Comrade René Imperato noted that Feinberg’s “contributions to all of humanity” included “fighting in the streets” — through street rallies, marches and demonstrations and in literal street battles — to defend the most oppressed. Imperato and Feinberg fought side by side against bigots attacking gay and trans people — mostly people of color — at a bar once located only 100 yards from the meeting hall.Feinberg’s fighting spirit continued through her 2012 arrest to protest the imprisonment of African-American trans woman CeCe McDonald, jailed for “daring to fight back against those who would kill her,” as comrade Kris Hamel, a WW managing editor, recounted.A video was shown of Feinberg’s speech to a standing-room-only Madison Square Garden event to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Feinberg was one of the founders of Rainbow Flags for Mumia, which organized the meeting in 2000. Comrades spoke of her key roles in other anti-racist campaigns that WWP took on, from the 1974 school desegregation struggle in Boston to the 1988 anti-Klan march in Atlanta.‘Only socialism will free us all’Throughout the memorial, comrades and friends emphasized that Feinberg always used insights into her own oppressions to forge connections with all oppressions, including international solidarity with countries under assault by neocolonialism and imperialism. Her very first Workers World demonstration was in support of Palestine in 1973, as comrade Betsey Piette noted, and comrade Joyce Chediac spoke of her last international travel in 2007 in support of ASWAT, an organization of Palestinian lesbian women.Comrade Frank Neisser was emphatic, “Leslie’s legacy is clear: militancy, solidarity, struggle, communism.” WWP secretariat member Teresa Gutierrez spoke of Feinberg’s love of the glorious Cuban revolution. Gutierrez affirmed that Feinberg made a unique contribution with her book, “Rainbow Solidarity: In Defense of Cuba” (2009), by countering U.S. imperialist misinformation about LGBTQ life in Cuba. Gutierrez stated what Feinberg knew: “Only socialism will free us all.”We mourned comrade Leslie Feinberg as comrade Pam Parker sang Nina Simone’s “I wish I knew how/It would feel to be free /I wish I could break/All the chains holdin’ me.” And we mourned as comrade Martha Grevatt spoke the poetry Lenin quoted on Frederich Engel’s death: “What a torch of reason ceased to burn, what a heart has ceased to beat!”We vowed to emulate Feinberg when WWP secretariat member and a WW managing editor Monica Moorehead said, “Leslie Feinberg, you fought for your own liberation and that of your class until the very end!”And at the end, we affirmed Feinberg’s commitment to a revolutionary communist workers’ world by singing the “Internationale,” the revolutionary anthem of the world working class: “Arise ye prisoners of starvation, Arise, ye wretched of the earth,  … The earth shall rise on new foundations; … We have been naught, we shall be all!”Note about pronouns: Leslie said in a 2006 interview: “For me, pronouns are always placed within context.” Over the years, comrades and friends have related to Leslie through a range of pronouns. But Leslie’s preferred pronouns with close friends and family were she/her and ze/hir, and thus the former have been used here.Minnie Bruce Pratt is Leslie Feinberg’s partner and spouse of 22 years.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Fish Fry Keynote Speaker Continues World Hunger Mission

    first_img By Andy Eubank – Feb 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance Hires Executive DirectorNext articleMcKinney Says Progress is Being Made on Trade and Farm Bill Andy Eubank SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Fish Fry Keynote Speaker Continues World Hunger Mission Bertini-on-global-hungerThe keynote address during the Purdue Ag Alumni fish fry was delivered by one of the world’s leading experts on global food security, Catherine Bertini. She is also former executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme and a 2003 World Food Prize laureate. How to feed a vastly growing world population is a pressing issue that motivates much of the agriculture industry, but Bertini told HAT before her address there is a current issue of 800 million people in the world in desperate need of food today, and every day.“The good news actually is that that is a fairly constant number despite the fact that over decades population has dramatically increased,” she said. “But the bad news is there are still over 800 million who desperately need more food.”She said farmers, especially poor farmers in the developing world need to be more productive, and for that they need help.“There are more poor, hungry people in rural areas than there are in urban areas, although people are poor in urban areas as well. So, if there was an effort, and there are many efforts to increase the viability of farms, especially small holder farms in the developing world, it will help the rural areas and hunger on site, at home.”The mission is to decrease the number who are desperate for food even with an increase in population. A significant increase in local food growing capacity could make a dent. So, educating those farmers is important, but so is creating new opportunities, specifically for women.“Any farmer who is literate is more productive than a farmer who is illiterate, and women are more often illiterate than men because the girls don’t have so many opportunities to go to school,” she explained. “We also learned from IFPRI, the International Food Policy Research Institute, that women are more likely to follow the practices of other women farmers. So it makes sense to be sure that women farmers are educated and that will help have a big impact on production.”Bertini is currently a Distinguished Fellow for Global Food and Agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She acknowledged Purdue’s involvement in post-harvest loss, saying some of the creative work being done at Purdue can be replicated in many places around the world, helping take advantage of very large amounts of food that would otherwise go to waste. Fish Fry Keynote Speaker Continues World Hunger Missionlast_img read more

  • Rent and Affordability

    first_img About Author: Seth Welborn Rent and Affordability Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Affordability Prices Renters 2019-04-16 Seth Welborn April 16, 2019 1,286 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Prices Renters Home / Daily Dose / Rent and Affordability Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Rents increased 2.9 percent year over year in February 2019, according to CoreLogic’s Single-Family Rental Index. CoreLogic states that Single-family rents climbed steadily starting in 2010, and annual rent increases have stabilized, fluctuating between 2.7 and 3.1 percent for the past 12 months.Rental affordability has continued to be a problem across the country, due in part to inventory issues. According to Freddie Mac, the largest metro areas are the most rent-burdened.“Rental affordability is a significant challenge for metropolitan areas across the United States,” said Steve Guggenmos, VP of Freddie Mac Multifamily Research and Modeling. “The vast majority of the units Freddie Mac finances are affordable. Even so, our research shows that supply just hasn’t kept pace with demand in many metros, and that’s pushing affordable rents out of reach for millions of American families.”CoreLogic notes that rent has been rising for lower-priced homes more than higher-priced homes, creating an extra barrier to homeownership for many renters. Rents on lower-priced rental homes increased 3.7 percent year over year and rents for higher-priced homes, defined as properties with rents more than 125 percent of the regional median rent, increased 2.4 percent year over year. According to Freddie Mac, lower income households are most burdened by the rising cost of lower-priced rentals.“What tends to be lost in the analysis is the impact of high rents on tenants who earn well below the median renter income. Firefighters, police officers, teachers, and other members of a city’s vital workforce earn only modestly more than their suburban or rural counterparts. As a result, they often struggle to afford housing in the communities in which they serve,” Guggenmos said.Miami tops Freddie Mac’s list of metroes facing unaffordable rents, followed by West Coast cities San Diego and Los Angeles. Miami, in particular, is impacted by its lower-than-average median income for potential renters, as rents are significantly higher than in other Florida cities.For renters looking to escape high rent costs and move on to homeownership, now may the the best time. Entry level home prices are growing at their slowest pace since mid-2016, and inventory is showing consistent positive growth, as this spring turns into a homebuyer’s market, according to’s Entry-Level Market Report.”Buying a home for the first time is an incredibly exciting yet extremely stressful time,” said General Manager Justin LaJoie. “Potential buyers who tested the waters in recent years should have an easier time now, which should be especially good news for anyone who made an offer but lost their bid for a home. First-time buyers can give themselves an extra boost by being well-informed, prepared buyers. And the work they do—contacting more agents, doing more research and visiting open houses—should pay off this year.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Freddie Mac Announces Non-Performing Loan Sale Next: An Uphill Climb Related Articles Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

  • Ryanair says the decision “is clearly a political one”

    first_img Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – February 27, 2013 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Ryanair says the decision “is clearly a political one” Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Previous article3 men questioned over Christopher Warren murderNext articlePat the Cope says fishermen must be compensated for new discards policy News Highland Google+ News Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp The European Union has blocked the latest Ryanair takeover bid for Aer Lingus.It was expected the EU Commission would reject the €694 million bid from Micheal O’Leary.Ryanair said earlier this month that the decision was being made despite it meeting every competition concern raised by the EU.Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said “Ryanair has no alternative but to appeal any prohibition decision and we expect to get a fair hearing at the European Courts, as we haven’t received one from Commissioner Almunia and his case team”.”This decision is clearly a political one to meet the narrow, vested interests of the Irish Government and is not based on competition law” he added.Aer Lingus has welcomed the move, saying that the offer should never have been made.”The series of inadequate remedy offers presented by Ryanair only underlines the view that Ryanair made its offer without any reasonable belief that it could obtain clearance”, Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said in a statement.Government ‘not supportive’ of moveSpeaking earlier this month, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said the government would not ‘support or cooperate’ with the bid.”Certainly it is the view of the government…that we don’t believe that the Ryanair proposed takeover of Aer Lingus is in the country’s interest” he said.”It’ll damage competition, damage connectivity and it’ll cost us jobs” he added.The carrier had offered to eliminate all competitive overlapping routes between the two airlines.It says airline group IAG had committed to take over Ryanair’s and Aer Lingus’ entire London-Gatwick operations, and Flybe had also committed to take over 43 Aer Lingus UK and European routes.In its decision, the Commission said the combination of Ryanair and Aer Lingus would have led to very high market shares on all 46 routes. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebooklast_img read more

  • ASTI telling members they’re not compelled to work for Leaving Cert

    first_img Facebook Facebook Pinterest The ASTI is telling teachers they’re not compelled to take part in the new Leaving Cert arrangements.A statement on the union’s website says “no teacher will be required to do anything.” and says the proposal on the state exams “cannot be enforced.”The Leaving Cert been pushed back from June to either late July or early August due to the coronavirus restrictions.ASTI spokesperson, Kieran Christie, says the union does have a number of concerns it’s raising with the Department of Education.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleGardai warn public about NDLS scamNext articleSocial Distancing may be part of Irish life until vaccine available News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – April 13, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest ASTI telling members they’re not compelled to work for Leaving Cert Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more