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SCION OF TORY DYNASTY JOINS SANTANDER UK

first_img whatsapp Monday 4 April 2011 7:51 pm SCION OF TORY DYNASTY JOINS SANTANDER UK Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof SANTANDER UK has brought in a new head of retail, Charlotte Hogg (above), to replace Alison Brittain, who was poached by her former boss Antonio Horta-Osorio, now chief executive of Lloyds. Hogg, the daughter of the former Tory minister Douglas Hogg and granddaughter of former lord chancellor Lord Hailsham, comes to Santander from Experian where she gained expertise in customer segmentation, a skill that chief executive Ana Botin wants to put to use at Santander. Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

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GVC appoints new IR and comms director

first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter GVC Holdings has brought in David Lloyd-Seed from its strategic communications advisors Powerscourt to serve as the operator’s new director of investor relations and external communications. 28th January 2020 | By contenteditorcenter_img GVC Holdings has brought in David Lloyd-Seed from its strategic communications advisors Powerscourt to serve as the operator’s new director of investor relations and external communications.Lloyd-Seed will report directly to GVC finance chief Rob Wood in his role, with responsibility for leading communication with investors, the City and a range of key stakeholders. He will begin his work with the company from March 2020, ahead of the publication of the operator’s full-year results for 2019.At Powerscourt he served as head of capital markets, and GVC described him as “one of the UK’s most experienced IR and capital markets practitioners”. He has more than 15 experiences working in investor relations for companies such as telecommunications giant Telefonica UK, electronics retailer Dixons and water company Severn Trent.
This followed an 18-year career in corporate brokerage, in which the advised multiple sectors in IR, fundraising, mergers and public offerings.As a result of his appointment, Nick Batram, who has been acting as GVC’s investor relations lead, will return to group director of corporate strategy and development. Batram joined GVC as director of IR in 2016, before being moved to his current role in January last year.
“David brings a huge wealth of experience and expertise to the Group from the City and as a strategic advisor and communicator,” GVC CFO Wood said. “His appointment adds further strength and depth to our management team and I am delighted to welcome him on board.”Lloyd-Seed added he was delighted to be joining GVC, to work with “the most dynamic management team in the sector”.“This is a hugely exciting time for GVC as it consolidates its position as a global industry leader, continues to expand into newly regulating markets, and leads the industry in responsible gambling.” People Tags: Mobile Online Gambling GVC appoints new IR and comms directorlast_img read more

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P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) 2015 Presentation

first_imgP Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng)  2015 presentation Company ProfilePZ Cussons Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of consumer products and home appliances in Nigeria. Personal care products include Premier Cool Deo antiseptic soaps, Carex hand hygiene products, Cussons baby products, Venus Gold fragrances and a Morning Fresh dish washing product. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc sells milk products under the Coast, Nunu and Olympic brands, refined palm oil and red palm oil under the Mamador and Devon King’s brans, and YO! Yoghurt drinks. Household appliances sold under the Haier Thermocool brand include computers, televisions, DVD players, home entertainment systems, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, generators, inverters, stabilisers, automatic voltage regulators, fans and air coolers, washing machines, water dispensers, water heaters, gas cookers and microwaves. The company sells its electrical appliances through its own CoolWorld retail stores located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. It also exports products to Angola, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Togo. Established in 1899 and formerly known as Paterson Zochonis Industries Plc, the company changed its name to PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc in 2006. The company is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons Plc. Its head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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2 FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d buy for a passive income today

first_img David Barnes | Thursday, 27th August, 2020 | More on: BA NG Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m a couple of decades off retirement currently so I’m not targeting a passive income just yet. Therefore, my portfolio is more focused on growth shares. However, I believe there is a place in every portfolio for some solid and defensive FTSE 100 dividend income shares.In the current environment it is increasingly difficult to find safe, reliable dividends. But I believe the two shares below offer exactly that and would be perfect to generate a passive income in retirement.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A FTSE 100 stalwartFTSE 100 giant BAE Systems (LSE: BA) is quite literally defensive by nature and in operation. The company makes fighter planes, radar, attack missiles, warships and munitions. It is also increasingly moving into the growth area of cybersecurity.Ethically, the defence goliath might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But its revenues are largely government backed. Its contracts are usually long term. And the firm is a trusted partner of many governments around the world. This is crucially important when dealing with intellectual property or state cybersecurity.These factors translate to a reliable and stable income stream. While not immune to the effects of coronavirus (interim operating profits declined 10% year-on-year), the deferred final dividend from 2019 has been reinstated. A 9.4p interim dividend for H1 2020 has also been announced.The dividend per share has been edging higher from 20.9p in 2015 to 23.2p last year. This equates to a dividend of around 4.4%. There is also ample dividend cover of around two times.In my view, at a price-to-earnings ratio of 12, BAE Systems is a great share to own for a growing passive income. I also think there is some share price growth to come as well. The company is currently over 20% off its year-high share price.A share I’d buy for retirementAnother share I’d buy for a passive income in retirement from the FTSE 100 is National Grid (LSE: NG.) The company owns and operates the electricity and gas infrastructure across the UK and in north-eastern America.Unlike utility providers, National Grid has a monopoly. Given people always need electricity regardless of how the economy is performing, this means it has very reliable revenue streams.The firm increased its dividend payment by 2.6% this year in line with its policy to grow the payout by inflation (or more). At the time of writing, the dividend is 5.6%. This is a significantly higher passive income than the 1% you can get from a savings account.However, the company is not without problems. Dividend cover is low, although this is less concerning with such reliable revenue. It also took a £400m hit to profits due to rising coronavirus costs and bad debt, particularly from US customers. But National Grid says these declines are largely recoverable.Most worrying is the ongoing regulation by Ofgem. It recently proposed an overhaul of the energy network that could severely limit the profit National Grid can make. However, it is worth noting that the UK accounts for only 45% of group profits.Overall, I’m much more bullish about BAE Systems. National Grid is a bit more expensive (trailing P/E of 16) and I foresee road bumps ahead. However, were I a retiree today, I would be tempted to buy both FTSE 100 companies for a reliable passive income. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. See all posts by David Barnes Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images David Barnes owns shares in BAE Systems. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 2 FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d buy for a passive income today 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50last_img read more

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Rolls-Royce shares surge? Here’s what I think needs to happen

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Jay Yao Jay Yao | Monday, 18th January, 2021 | More on: RR Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address I was bullish on Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) shares in October of last year. I thought the rights offering was a positive development as it would give management more flexibility in terms of getting a higher price for asset sales down the road. Turns out, Rolls-Royce shares have indeed rallied since October of last year when factoring in the share issue. While I was right on the stock’s movement, I was wrong on why it rallied. In the rear view mirror, it seems RR rallied due to the positive Covid-19 vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna rather than the fund raise. Because the efficacy rates of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were a lot better than expected, expectations for a civil aerospace recovery have risen. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Although I may have been wrong in terms of why RR has rallied, I will nevertheless offer another fearless prediction that may or may not pan out: I think there is a decent chance RR will surge higher if the following events were to occur. Rolls-Royce shares: going green It’s no secret that green stocks are hot right now. Investors only need to look at fuel cell stocks and wish that Rolls-Royce shares could capture some of that magic. Compared to some of those stocks, Rolls-Royce’s fundamentals look like a Rolls-Royce car compared to a regular car. While many of the fuel cell stocks haven’t been profitable for a long time and don’t have many competitive advantages, RR has been profitable before the pandemic. RR also has a world class workforce, a trove of patents, and a sizable base of existing customers that is hard to match. Given RR’s Power Systems division, the company has potential to turn more green too. Given the current market optimism over green stocks, I think there is an opportunity. If Rolls-Royce is perceived as more green, I reckon the company could potentially gain a higher stock price (as long as the market remains optimistic on green stocks). If it gains a higher stock price, RR could use M&A and/or raise money from the markets to potentially grow earnings that generate long lasting value. To their credit, RR management is trying to take advantage of the situation by investing more in certain green areas. The company is also focusing more on its Power Systems division. If the market buys into RR’s green pivot, I think there is potential for the stock to surge in 2021. It should be said that any surge in Rolls-Royce shares due to the ‘green perception’ could be temporary without management to back up the optimism with earnings estimates. There needs to be execution in the long run.Substantially better than expected execution and outlook Speaking of execution, I believe there is potential for Rolls-Royce shares to surge higher if management outperforms in that category. If earnings results meaningfully outperform and outlook exceeds expectations substantially, there is potential for a rally. Is the stock a buy?Although its shares aren’t cheap any more given the current free cash flow projections for 2022,  I think a potential fundamental recovery is more certain given the Covid-19 vaccines on the market today. In the long term, I like RR given its exposure to the long-term growth of air travel and the company’s wide moat. I’d hold the stock if I were an existing shareholder. If there are dips in the stock, I’d buy it. Rolls-Royce shares surge? Here’s what I think needs to happenlast_img read more

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26 Apartments / TVK

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109522/26-apartments-tvk Clipboard France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/109522/26-apartments-tvk Clipboard “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. This project is poised to make a statement about what social housing can be: to provide high quality housing at controlled costs, and promote a strong architectural image in the city. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0The 26 units in the building are distributed around a core stairwell in order to take advantage of the site’s angled position. The service rooms are grouped together at the center of the building, and the living rooms benefit from a double exposition. The vista of the Seine and the surrounding landscape is thus largely visible. The load-bearing façade allows for the elimination of bearing walls in the apartments in order to leave open new possibilities over time. Save this picture!elevation 02While the apartments are based on a logical principle of organization, the arrangement of the balconies is what gives a unique character to each unit. Each apartment benefits from a private outdoor space: gardens for the ground floor, balconies for the middle floors, and large terraces for the top floors. Save this picture!The choice of a principle, continuous material for the group of façades expresses a sense of unity and reinforces the geometry of the Ilot. The exterior is enriched by the diversity of balconies that create a random visual play on the façade. The utilization of bricks as a facing adds further complexity to this imperfect site, and gives one the perception of a façade that is constantly changing.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessValencia Parque Central Proposal / West 8ArticlesForgotten Cities | Gary, IndianaArticlesProject locationAddress:94600 Choisy-le-Roi, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 26 Apartments / TVK “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!+ 13 Share CopyAbout this officeTVKOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingHousingChoisy-le-RoiFrancePublished on February 10, 2011Cite: “26 Apartments / TVK” 10 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamcenter_img 2006 Area:  2100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Architects: TVK Area Area of this architecture project Social Housing CopySocial Housing•Choisy-le-Roi, France 26 Apartments / TVKSave this projectSave26 Apartments / TVK ArchDailylast_img read more

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Ayotzinapa one year later

first_imgOn Sept. 26, the first anniversary of the forced disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, thousands marched in the streets in Mexico to demand answers and justice. The students are seen to represent the more than 100,000 people who have been killed and 25,000 “disappeared” since 2006, under the narco-friendly Peña Nieto government. As usual, the U.S. government not only supports but also funds these neoliberal assassins throughout Latin America.In San Francisco in the U.S., people also went into the streets, holding a rally and a march in the Mission District in solidarity with the parents and supporters of the missing students. The disappearance of the Mexican students is only the tip of the iceberg of injustices, assassinations and repression throughout Latin America. Part of the Ayotzinapa struggle is building unity in the U.S. with Latin America.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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100+ strikes demand: PPE before profits!

first_imgSince the beginning of March, workers have held over 100 walkouts, sick-outs, sit-ins, pickets and protests over their bosses’ failure to protect them from the highly contagious coronavirus. Common demands include adequate personal protective equipment, modifications to the work environment, hazard pay, paid sick leave and the shutdown of nonessential jobs such as casino construction and vehicle assembly.Health care workers and supporters hold car protest outside University of Michigan’s Rogel Hospital in Ann Arbor, April 15.The most recent actions have hit fast food restaurants, poultry and meatpacking plants, high-rise apartment buildings, assisted living housing, city sanitation departments, shipyards, bookstores, warehouses, hospitals, pizza parlors and supermarkets. The six weeks of workplace resistance have occurred in most of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Strikes have been large and small — from a handful of workers at five New Jersey high-rises to 13,000 carpenters across Massachusetts.From hospitals to grocery chains, food processing to mass transit, workers deemed “essential” are in the forefront of this emerging class struggle. They are being asked repeatedly to choose between their livelihoods and their health, while they watch their coworkers die. Fatality figures tell it all: Four workers dead at a Tyson chicken plant in Georgia, 50 New York City transit workers, 42 grocery workers and 27 health care workers around the country, and on and on. By the time this article is published those numbers — a small sample and likely a shocking undercount — will be out of date.The meatpacking industry’s disregard for workers, who are forced to toil in cramped conditions without protective equipment — as they did before the outbreak — has made these workers especially vulnerable to exposure. In southeastern Iowa, at least 186 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Columbus Junction, resulting in two deaths. The Columbus Junction plant has been shut down, but the company does not plan to close the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Waterloo, showing Tyson’s policy of putting profits over workers’ safety. As reported by The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier April 16, “Hundreds of Tyson employees in Waterloo have refused to work in recent days,” as “the company is not protecting workers from coronavirus spread.” Calls for Tyson worker walkouts and consumer boycotts are growing louder as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to escalate statewide and around the country. Racism killing workers Essential workers are disproportionately workers of color. The huge processing plants of Smithfield, Tyson, JBS and other food corporations employ large numbers of migrant workers from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Compared with white workers, a larger percentage of Black workers — 50 percent — work in food service, retail, health care and other sectors of the service economy. (CNN, April 18)These workers — mostly low-wage workers — have formed the vanguard of the “$15 and a union” movement. Now they are on the frontlines in the life-and-death struggle for workplace safety.They have millions of potential allies, from the 22 million newly laid-off workers to the 2.3 million workers behind bars — who are also rebelling — to the 1.3 million “workers in uniform” in the military.PPE before profits!Slogans such as the tried-and-true standard “People before profits” have reemerged along with a new modification: “PPE before profits.” The capitalist drive for profit is behind the widespread shortages of PPE and the failure of employers throughout the capitalist economy to provide basic safety. The working class is revolting over the bosses’ insistence that they work unsafely.The capitalists can’t tolerate these challenges to their authority and are firing workers and their leaders in retaliation. Amazon, whose CEO Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person, fired leader Chris Smalls for organizing a walkout at the company’s Staten Island warehouse. When more walkouts followed, Amazon fired three more organizers. A subcontractor operating in a Michigan General Motors plant fired Travis Watkins for warning workers on Facebook their jobs were unsafe. Nurses in Santa Monica, Calif., and Voorhees, N.J., have been disciplined for refusing to work without an N95 mask while taking care of COVID-19 patients. Nearly 10,000 health care workers across the country have tested positive, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.But as the 100-plus job actions demonstrate, workers will risk their jobs when their lives are at stake. Strike all at once!The phrase “rolling general strike” was used to describe the situation in Detroit in February-March 1937 when there was not one big general strike, but multiple sit-downs every single day. Altogether there were 4,700 strikes in the U.S. that year.The class struggle is not at that stage yet. But with over 100 strikes in six weeks and no sign of ebbing, it is starting to look like a rolling general strike. Imagine if all these courageous workers — and many more facing danger on the job — all walked out on the same day!If Trump has his way, millions of workers will be forced back to work on May 1 while they are worried about still unsafe working conditions. May 1 — May Day — is also International Workers Day, traditionally a day of strikes around the world. In that spirit, a broad coalition of worker and community organizations has called for a general strike on May 1. The call, posted April 1 by Cooperation Jackson, reads in part: “We should take inspiration in that we are not alone in calling for and acting upon a call for a general strike. Workers throughout the country and the world are spontaneously taking matters into their own hands. Autoworkers, chicken factory workers, nurses, drivers, grocery store workers and more are all taking independent action. Calls for a rent strike are going viral, as working poor and homeless workers are starting to occupy hundreds of vacant homes to meet their needs and practice the necessary social distancing to ensure their survival. Things are in motion and we need to build upon this momentum, quickly.“This crisis changes everything.“We have an opportunity to take control now, and we are ready to fight for a society in which all people can live with full autonomy without having to worry about survival.”  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Mike Kuhlenbeck contributed to this article.last_img read more

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Let’s Stop Being Invisible

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jan 23, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Being invisible has always been something people thought was cool. In 1897, H.G. Wells Published The Invisible Man, a science fiction novel that is still read today. Almost a half century later, J.R.R Tolkien used a magic ring to make people invisible. Lamont Cranston used invisibility to fight crime in the radio series The Shadow.  Most recently, Harry Potter hid under an invisibility cloak. While being invisible may have certain advantages, it is not something that serves agriculture well.This past week while attending the Fort Wayne Farm Show, I saw an example of farmers trying to be invisible and succeeding rather well. It took place right in front of my broadcast location on the show floor. A young female reporter from a Fort Wayne television station was set up with her camera trying to interview farmers.  For a period of 45 minutes, she stood there and, in a perky and upbeat manner, asked passing farmers if they would talk with her on camera about agriculture.To her frustration and my amazement, nobody would. I would estimate that well over 100 people walked by her location and every person they asked refused to stop and talk. “No thanks” and “I don’t have anything to say” were typical of the responses she got when she got a response at all.  These are the same folks who at the coffee shop or the next Farm Bureau meeting will gripe that consumers don’t understand agriculture and don’t appreciate what farmers do or how they raise their crops or care for their livestock.Yet, here was a local media organization begging them for a few minutes of air time to tell their stories.  Ironically, about 50 yards from the stop where the reporter was standing was the Farm Bureau booth which had a large banner reading “Find Your Voice.” —  obviously a message that still needs to be heard.Talking with a camera or microphone in front of you is not something with which many people are comfortable, and most farmers, in particular, are not comfortable drawing attention to themselves or their operations. Yet, it is becoming a necessity today. With activist groups targeting production agriculture, it is vital that producers make their voices heard.  While farm groups and hired PR organizations can do this work, a 30-second soundbite on local TV or quote in a newspaper story by a farmer can be far more believable and effective.Being invisible may be enjoyable, but it is a luxury farmers can no longer afford.  While talking to the media or speaking to a group may be outside your comfort zone, there are many programs to help you take the first step. Stop being invisible and speak out for your farm and your way of life.By Gary Truitt Home Commentary Let’s Stop Being Invisible Let’s Stop Being Invisible Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 23, 2016Next articleClovis to Lead USDA Transition Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Largo food workers accept 3.5% paycut

first_img Google+ News Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Largo food workers accept 3.5% paycut Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Previous articleChildren as young as 12 and 13 drunk on Derrys streets at weekendsNext articleThree have lucky escape in Loughanure to Crolly Road accident News Highland center_img It is hoped current jobs and planned future investment at Largo Foods in Gweedore are secure after workers voted to accept company proposals to take a pay cut.It was feared that the company, which makes snack foods, would move production elsewhere after staff initially rejected calls for them to take a 3.5% paycut.It is now expected that a 2 million euro investment that was announced earlier this month will go ahead, thus creating an additional 40 jobs.Senator Pearse Doherty says workers should never have been put in this position in the first place, and he says measures need to be introduced to ensure this can’t happen again:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/doh830.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp By News Highland – July 9, 2010 Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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