Stock market rally: A cheap UK share from the FTSE 100 I’d buy in my ISA today

first_imgStock market rally: A cheap UK share from the FTSE 100 I’d buy in my ISA today See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild owns shares of DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith. 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. UK share markets continue to have a terrific tear-up in the wake of positive Covid-19 vaccine news. The FTSE 100 is knocking on the door of fresh five-month highs. Meanwhile the FTSE 250 has just hit levels not seen since late February.It’s too early to say whether UK share investors have got a bit carried away with the latest coronavirus news. What I am prepared to say, though, is that now is a great time to go shopping for UK shares. There are too many top stocks trading much too cheaply following the 2020 stock market crash to miss out on. I’ve continued buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA despite the uncertain macroeconomic environment. And I plan to keep on investing in the weeks and months ahead.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…Time to go UK share shopping!I already own shares in boxbuilder DS Smith (LSE: SMDS). But I’m tempted to add more following significant share price weakness in 2020. Right now this FTSE 100 stock trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.5 times. And its corresponding dividend yield of 4% also beats the broader UK share price average by half a percentage point.I bought this UK share for my ISA a few years back. Its acquisition-led growth strategy, which bolstered its position in European emerging markets and more recently took it into the US, appealed greatly to me. I also liked the significant uplift that M&A gave to its product ranges, and the huge sums it’s investing in packaging design to capitalise on a fast-moving retail landscape and a growing demand for sustainability.What’s become particularly apparent in 2020, though, is the profits boost DS Smith will receive in the years ahead as e-commerce takes off. Online shopping activity has been rising steadily over the past decade. But Covid-19 lockdowns have changed the game, with new shoppers logging on for the first time in 2020 and existing e-commerce users hitting the virtual high street too.A FTSE 100 firecracker I bought for my ISAYou don’t just need to take my word for it though. DS Smith itself commented earlier this month that “the step-change in use of e-commerce is clearly established across our territories,” the business noting “very high demand from customers for e-commerce packaging as we head into the festive season.”The explosion in online shopping in 2020 has significantly changed the long-term outlook for the likes of DS Smith. Companies across the world have invested heavily to grab onto this exciting trend by improving their websites, logistics operations, and other e-commerce-critical systems. At the same time fast broadband is becoming more widespread and deliver infrastructure and services improving, boosting the user experience and lifting online shopping activity still further.I think DS Smith has all the tools to deliver stunning earnings growth in the years ahead. And I expect to make a lot of money from my Stocks and Shares ISA as a result. But it’s just one of many top UK shares I’m thinking of buying after the stock market crash… Royston Wild | Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 | More on: SMDS center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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Joint Anglican-Roman Catholic delegation celebrates Malawi ecumenical scholarship

first_img Ecumenical & Interreligious Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Africa, Submit a Job Listing Posted May 31, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] A joint Anglican-Roman Catholic delegation visited southern Malawi last week to celebrate the success of an ecumenical scholarship program started last year by the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangochi. The St. Timothy Scholarship Program was launched in September 2017 as a direct response to the Common Declaration of Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at San Gregorio al Celio in Rome in October 2016.Read the full article here. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Joint Anglican-Roman Catholic delegation celebrates Malawi ecumenical scholarship Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more

LW House / Komada Architects’ Office

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Takeshi Komada+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335938/lw-house-komada-architects-office Clipboard Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335938/lw-house-komada-architects-office Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Edogawa, Japan Area:  107 m² Area:  107 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeKomada Architects’ OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEdogawaHousesJapanPublished on March 04, 2013Cite: “LW House / Komada Architects’ Office” 04 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2010 2010 LW House / Komada Architects’ OfficeSave this projectSaveLW House / Komada Architects’ Office LW House / Komada Architects’ Office Architects: {:text=>”Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada”, :url=>””}; Architects: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada Area Area of this architecture project Japan photographs:  Takeshi KomadaPhotographs:  Takeshi KomadaSave this picture!© Takeshi KomadaText description provided by the architects. LW house is a residence for the three-person family located at east side of Tokyo. Save this picture!© Takeshi KomadaThe building long and slender is constituted by L shaped walls. Light inserts from the crevice between  L shaped walls and the space divided gently continues. Save this picture!© Takeshi KomadaThe second floor is given changes to ceiling height so that the light comes in from  high side lights to children’s room, dining room, and living room which were enclosed by the L shaped walls, and it has realized more complicated and richer space. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRooms / Ando CorporationSelected ProjectsLandfill Reclaimation: Fresh Kills Park Develops as a Natural Coastal Buffer and Par…Architecture News Share “COPY” Year: last_img read more

O-ART-IM House / SOOK Architects

first_imgArchDaily O-ART-IM House / SOOK Architects O-ART-IM House / SOOK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveO-ART-IM House / SOOK Architects Photographs CopyAbout this officeSOOK ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangkokThailandPublished on September 14, 2016Cite: “O-ART-IM House / SOOK Architects” 14 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse 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 »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 stream Houses Thailand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795296/o-art-im-house-sook-architects Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Spaceshift Studio+ 33 Share Area:  261 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Photographs:  Spaceshift Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795296/o-art-im-house-sook-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Bangkok, Thailand Manufacturers: Napawan group, Siam Yamato, The Siam CementClient:Nuntaporn LeelaryonkulStructural Engineer:Pakanut SiriprasopsothronSystem Engineer:Eakachai HamhomvongCity:BangkokCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. O-ART-IM HOUSE located in Sri Nakorn housing estate, which had been established since 1969. Nuntaporn has been living in this house with her family since she was young, later on her dad bought her adjacent land for a new house after marriage. Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioEven the road in this village is only 4.5 m. wide which limited an one way transportation, every house was built with 8-10m. setback in the front ,for being a yard and growing a big tree for shading, as a green corridor. This characteristic of this village was always used as a place where neighbors are gathering and the kids are playing under a big tree.Designing phase started when the owner decided to keep an open space in the front, to be a green area. So the whole setback area was designed as a multipurpose area which can be used for parking up to 4 cars. Grass pave was installed for the floor to absorb the rain water. Next to the parking, sliding lath fence is constructed, invites a friendly atmosphere, as well as an eyes on street while people from inside and outside can see each other through the fence which makes a whole community become more livable.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioFirst floor of the house will be used for food designing studio, consists of a big kitchen, baking area, and multipurpose area for teaching a cooking class. Most of the areas were placed to the north so the southern part of the house can be used for growing organics plants.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Spaceshift StudioSecond and third floor are designed following the idea of one bedroom unit in condominium, by having living-bedroom with closet and bathroom , supporting an extension of the family in future when her little girl grows up.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioForm and features of O-ART-IM House are simply, while a gable roof and wooden wall are designed imitate the old house’s style. The technique of Overlapping each floor one by one, giving a sense of widen space from a setback rule. A Overlapping part can be used to protect a lower floor from the rain, also used as a terrace for an upper floor.Save this picture!ElevationsSteel structure and most of materials are dry system. Renewable materials such as Fiber Cement Board were applied, for adaptive purposes and also to be capable for reusing process rather than wasting.Save this picture!© Spaceshift StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessSymbiosis / Cong Sinh ArchitectsSelected ProjectsVinyl’s Mix / SIDES CORESelected Projects Share Projects “COPY” Architects: SOOK Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Residence S-91 / Design Buro Architects

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802921/residence-s-91-design-buro-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Indore, India India Manufacturers: Formica, Armstrong Ceilings, Saint-Gobain “COPY” 2014 Architect In Charge:Navendu ShrivastavaCity:IndoreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aman SonelRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The house was conceptualized around keeping the family interactive all round the day. The footprint of the residence was confined to only half of the available site, overlapping the spaces for increased interaction; as well provide an open space for various activities. The dichotomy between the built and the un-built, play of light, space and materials provided for the quality of spaces.Save this picture!SectionThe residence is built only on a narrow plot of 1050 sqft, and utilizing the complete width of the plot, the rooms and spaces stay comfortable for a lavish living. The walls are only 125m thick and with no columns in the residence, the spaces come out to be neat and cozy.Save this picture!© Aman SonelThe minimalistic approach makes the whole depth read as a single space, integrating the way the family lives. The sequence of spaces ensured that the privacy wasn’t hindered but at the same time maintained a connection when required. The extended living room eradicated the feeling of living on a busy city street with the hybrid between the organic nature and rectilinear concrete.Save this picture!© Aman SonelThe void in the centre of the building envelope celebrates the spaces connected to it and maintains the joy in the family. Sunlight filling in from the courtyards and the greens segregating the spaces provide a comfortable atmosphere for living. Save this picture!© Aman SonelThe light washes smoothly on the walls through the large glass opening and skylights, creating a strong dialogue between the rough and the smooth.Save this picture!© Aman SonelProduct Description:The postform sunmica panels provided for a clean and minimalistic furniture that blends seamlessly with the plain concrete walls and roof and at the same time providing a contrast in the colour and texture.Project gallerySee allShow lessChetian Tourist Center / West-line studioSelected Projects12-249 Laurentians Home / BONE Structure®Selected Projects Share Residence S-91 / Design Buro ArchitectsSave this projectSaveResidence S-91 / Design Buro Architects “COPY” Save this picture!© Aman Sonel+ 25 Share Houses Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802921/residence-s-91-design-buro-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Aman Sonel Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Structural Consultants: Residence S-91 / Design Buro Architects Architects: Design Buro Architects Area Area of this architecture project Pyramid Consultants Year:  Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDesign Buro ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIndoreIndiaPublished on January 11, 2017Cite: “Residence S-91 / Design Buro Architects” 10 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?S-91住宅 / Design Buro 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

HSA donates £70,000 to hospice community grants scheme

first_imgHSA donates £70,000 to hospice community grants scheme 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Help the Hospices has received a donation of £70,000 from Healthplan provider HSA, part of Simplyhealth Group.This will fund Help the Hospice’s Regional and Outreach Training Grants programme which provides financial assistance to hospices throughout the UK to enable them to run specialist courses, study days and conferences for professionals in their local communities.The new donation follows a payment of £150,000 made by HSA last year to Help the Hospices’ Professional Development Grants Programme which funds training for individual hospice employees to enhance their skills and expertise. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 July 2007 | News  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropylast_img read more

Fast-food worker: Strike is our main weapon

first_imgTommy CavanaughWW photo: Brenda RyanTalk by Tommy Cavanaugh at the 2014 National Conference of Workers World Party in New York on Nov. 15.It really is an honor to address this conference as a McDonald’s worker and striker. Instead of the self-blame and lack of dignity the bosses and bourgeois media try to instill in us, I stand proud as a fast-food worker and owe this in great part to the thousands of other fast-food and low-wage workers who have risked what meager income they have by fighting back against exploitation. These workers have also started to show the path of struggle for the entire working-class movement.It has now been two years since the fast-food strikes began and the “$15 an hour and a union” slogan was firmly raised, starting here in New York. Since then, there have been countless demonstrations, seven strikes nationally and some internationally, with more to come. Hundreds of workers and supporters shut down McDonald’s headquarters in May of this year. Mass meetings have involved thousands of McDonald’s and other low-wage workers all over the country.Some workers, like myself, have participated in civil disobedience and taken arrests, showing that we are serious when we say we will do whatever it takes to win. Though slow to emerge, there has also been the start of cooperation with other low-wage workers, like those at Wal-Mart, who have also been fighting the bosses to organize.The steady growth of the fast-food workers’ movement has forced a serious discussion in the corporate media and the recognition by bourgeois politicians that it is a force they need to navigate. So much so that President Obama has commented on the issue in two consecutive State of the Union addresses. On Labor Day he gave words — and only words — of support for our struggle for the right to a union.Beyond winning recognition as an emerging political force, we have also won some city- and state-level victories to raise the minimum wage over the coming years and national victories in the courts against McDonald’s.Instead of contract negotiations, electioneering or similar tactics, which tend to pull the workers out of the debate and leadership roles, the strike has emerged as the main tool in our fight.Without recognized unions, avenues for collective bargaining or discussion with management, the workers were left with few other paths of struggle. This has exposed a whole new section of workers, previously inexperienced with any sort of union activity, to the strongest weapon we have: the withholding of our labor power from the bosses.While still mostly symbolic in character, the strikes have captured national attention, particularly the attention of other low-wage workers, and have temporarily shut down certain locations.The participation in civil disobedience has been a sign that workers are willing to escalate the struggle and go outside the limits of bourgeois legality. It’s the role of communists to develop this beyond symbolic acts, displaying our dedication as a force that is independent of bourgeois parties and able to confront the state.Labor organizations and lawyers have protected fast-food strikers, allowing us to return to work, and there’s growing support in the communities. A recent Pew Research Center poll showed that over 70 percent of those questioned supported increasing the minimum wage. This means workers should grow even bolder and so should the left’s solidarity and agitation.Larry Holmes’ April document about the need to forge a revolutionary pole in the new working-class movement shows the correct perspective on the character of the low-wage workers and our position in the entire working-class movement. Low-wage workers are now the majority and the fastest-growing section of workers in the U.S. Low-wage workers are not a marginal group that can be ignored by unions or revolutionaries.Some question whether socialist agitation and consciousness among fast-food workers is possible. But if not fast-food and other low-wage workers, where else? Capitalism has placed side-by-side some of the most oppressed and exploited segments of the population, who are most in need of a revolutionary change towards socialism. They participate in an international web of production in which millions of workers all around the world are under common bosses who reap billions from their labor.This emerging movement of fast-food workers has great potential. It has shown what can happen when organized labor puts even small amounts of resources into it.Look at how fast this movement has been advancing. We are by no means at a decisive point of victory, but just a few years ago the workers and much of the left did not expect the slogan of $15 an hour and a union to take such a hold in the national discussion. The conditions are there for it. Even some liberal sections of the bourgeoisie have been forced to recognize this.But raising the minimum wage in certain localities is not enough. Linking up with other sections of low-wage workers is necessary to advance the $15-an-hour fight.And building greater classwide solidarity is the basis of socialist organizing. In this period of capitalism at a dead end, with unprecedented attacks on all fronts, it is our only option to build a fighting movement capable of tearing down this disgusting profit-driven syFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Leadership change underway in Zimbabwe after resignation of President Robert Mugabe

first_imgA portrait of Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe.Nov. 22 — A factional struggle inside the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party has created the conditions for the Nov. 21 resignation of longtime leader President Robert Gabriel Mugabe.Through a project lasting just eight days and entitled “Operation Restore Legacy,” the president was removed from his leadership positions as first secretary of the party as well as head of state of the Republic of Zimbabwe.The removal of the first secretary and president appeared on the surface to have been the outcome of divisions within ZANU-PF, in which rival elements surrounding former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, on the one side, and First Lady Grace Mugabe, on the other, reached an impasse stemming from irreconcilable differences. President Mugabe was in the concluding months of his present term of office, scheduled to expire in mid-2018.President Mugabe had joined the national liberation movement in his country at a young age while working as an educator and youth leader in that former settler colonial outpost that the British called Rhodesia. Then, during the late 1950s and early 1960s, he lived, worked and studied in the West African state of Ghana, which was then the fountainhead of Pan-Africanism under the prime minister and eventual president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.After being imprisoned by the British for a decade in the 1960s and early 1970s, Mugabe relocated to Tanzania and Mozambique to work full time as a leader of ZANU. In 1979, he played a pioneering role, alongside the Zimbabwe African People’s Union Patriotic Front (ZAPU-PF), headed by former Vice President Joshua Nkomo, in negotiations for the Lancaster House agreement that paved the way towards nonracial, democratic elections in Southern Rhodesia in April 1980. The elections brought Mugabe to power as prime minister through a coalition government that lasted five years. The initial government included the remnants of the settler colonialists, headed by former Prime Minister Ian Smith. By 1985, Zimbabwe had become a republic with ZANU-PF as the leading political party. In 1987, ZANU and ZAPU merged to form a unitary ruling party.Recent divisions within ZANU-PF came to a head after the termination of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in early November. Mnangagwa was relieved of his duties after an incident in Bulawayo when First Lady Grace Mugabe was booed while speaking before a youth interface rally. These actions taken by the president’s office were said to have been in response to a plot to overthrow Mugabe by a faction in the party led by Mnangagwa.In addition to the sacking of Mnangagwa, reports were circulated that at least 100 other party officials were being examined for possible expulsion from both the organization and government. On Nov. 13, Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) Cmdr. Gen. Constantino Chiwenga held a press conference along with 90 other military officers at which he threatened intervention if the purges did not cease.Tanks move into streets of HarareThis military press conference was not covered by the state-run Herald newspaper or other ZANU-PF controlled media agencies. The following day, Nov. 14, social media and foreign news bureaus began to report on irregular tank movements in the capital of Harare. Several hours after sundown, stories began to emerge claiming that the Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) had seized the national Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) television station in preparation for a statement to the country. Rumors were rife throughout Zimbabwe, across Africa and the world that a military coup was underway inside the country.Later on in the early morning hours of 4 a.m. Zimbabwe time on Nov. 15, Maj. Gen. S.B. Moyo went on television saying that there had not been a military coup. He said that President Mugabe remained head of state and that security for the leader and his family was guaranteed. Moyo noted that the ZDF was only targeting “criminals” surrounding the president in order to prevent a further deterioration of the social situation, which could become violent.Several hours later, President Jacob Zuma of the neighboring Republic of South Africa spoke with Mugabe on the telephone. Zuma relayed in an interview over the South African Broadcasting Corporation that President Mugabe had said he was confined to his residence in the capital. He also told Zuma that no harm had been done to him or his family.Zuma is currently the chair of the regional 15-member Southern African Development Community. The following day, Nov. 16, Zuma deployed South African Minister of Defense Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to sit in on mediation talks between Mugabe and the military. Photographs of the meeting at the State House in Harare were published on the website of the Zimbabwe Herald.Reports on Nov. 17 showed Mugabe presiding over a graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University. Nonetheless, by Nov. 19, the international media sent out dispatches saying the ZANU-PF Central Committee had voted to recall the president from leadership and consequently as head of state. These same reports also emphasized that First Lady Grace Mugabe was being expelled from the party.Party and war veterans call for Mugabe’s removal In these same articles, it was said that Mugabe had until Nov. 20 to step down from office. In an address to the nation and world on Nov. 19, the president acknowledged the factional conflict within the ZANU-PF party. However, he did not resign and, alluding to the upcoming special congress of the party, said he would preside over it as first secretary.In an earlier press conference on Nov. 15, after Moyo’s television statement and the eventual broadcast of Chiwenga’s remarks, the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association had said they supported the actions taken by the military leadership and would hold a demonstration on Nov. 18 in Harare. Spokespersons for the group also accused leading ZANU-PF and government officials associated with the party faction aligned with First Lady Grace Mugabe of being criminals and even U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operatives.After the deadline set by the ZANU-PF Central Committee passed on Nov. 20, party members in Parliament threatened impeachment resolutions. On Nov. 21, Sen. Monica Mutsvangwa of Manicaland Province accused the president of several constitutional violations.The impeachment resolution read by Mutsvangwa said in part: “President Mugabe is old and he needs to be hand held. As such, he is no longer fit for office. … The President has abrogated his constitutional mandate to his wife who makes public utterances on issues of government like the appointing and dismissal of government ministers and senior civil servants. This motion is moved in terms of Section 97 (1) which provides for the removal of the President or Vice President from office. The charges are (a) serious misconduct; (b) failure to obey, uphold or defend this Constitution; (c) willful violation of this Constitution; or (d) inability to perform the functions of the office because of physical or mental incapacity.”Later on, debate on the impeachment resolution was terminated after House Speaker Jacob Mudenda read out a letter, said to have been from Mugabe, tendering his resignation. International media outlets showed scenes of jubilation for several hours in the streets of Harare. The Zimbabwe Herald later published the resignation letter, along with reports that Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko would be acting president until Mnangagwa could be sworn in on Nov. 24.International implications of ‘Operation Restore Legacy’Judging from the response of the British Broadcasting Corporation, the government in London was delighted with the removal of Mugabe from the leadership of ZANU-PF and the Zimbabwe state. However, the former colonial power was quick to advise the new government in Harare on how it should proceed.British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said in a Twitter post that he did not regret Mugabe’s downfall, calling the resignation “a moment of hope for the people of Zimbabwe.” This echoed the remarks of British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said that the sudden removal of Mugabe would “forge a new path free of the oppression that characterized his rule. In recent days we have seen the desire of the Zimbabwean people for free and fair elections and the opportunity to rebuild the country’s economy under a legitimate government.” (Al-Jazeera, Nov. 21)A BBC article arrogantly inquired on Nov. 22: “So, will Emmerson Mnangagwa be able to take Zimbabwe’s economy off life support and at least start to put it on the road to recovery? Analysts are very skeptical that a quick solution is even feasible. The euphoria that has gripped the nation has certainly raised hopes that the future will be brighter, but if that improved sentiment is to deliver economic dividends, the government needs to make some drastic reforms. In 2009, Mr. Mugabe signed the Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Act (IEEA) into law, which aimed to place 51percent of companies into the hands of Black Zimbabweans.”The IEEA was a response to the domination over Zimbabwe’s economy by British settlers and foreign corporations. A land redistribution program enacted in 2000 had set off even deeper international sanctions against Harare because the ZANU-PF government sought to give the land back to its rightful owners — the African people, who had been victimized by the onslaught of British imperialism in the late 19th century.Relating to the role of the U.S. government in the recent developments in Zimbabwe, the Voice of America (VOA) acknowledged in a report published on Nov. 21 that the State Department has been conducting what it described as “behind the scenes talks” with officials of the ZANU-PF government and Western-backed opposition forces inside the country.The article outlines some of the preconditions Washington set down for lifting sanctions on this southern African state, which has relied on the Republic of South Africa, the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Republic of Mozambique, the People’s Republic of China and other fraternal states in order to stave off an already dire economic situation imposed by imperialism.Nike Ching of the VOA writes: “The way for Washington to lift sanctions is for Harare to carry out the due process, to respect human rights, and to give the opposition a genuine opportunity to form a government, said [Donald] Yamamoto [U.S. undersecretary for African affairs]. ‘What we don’t want is a manipulation by the government or by the ruling ZANU-PF party — holding rush elections, not taking into consideration a lot of the reform issues that the opposition wants to implement; also, not giving political space for the Zimbabwe people for them to express what they want to see in a new government,’ he said. U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas has been meeting with officials from the ZANU-PF party and the opposition party behind the scenes to try and help push the political process forward.”Both the SADC and the African Union (AU) have expressed concerns over events in Zimbabwe emanating from “Operation Restore Legacy.” Zimbabwe under Mugabe had been an ideological and political base for Pan-Africanism and anti-imperialism on the continent.The above-mentioned report in Al-Jazeera also says: “Alpha Conde, president of Guinea and African Union chief, said it is ‘a shame’ Mugabe ‘has to leave through the back door.’ He added, however, that he was ‘very pleased’ with Mugabe’s decision to resign, noting that the AU had warned against a coup in Zimbabwe. Hailing Mugabe’s role in Zimbabwe’s fight for independence, Conde called Mugabe ‘an African hero.’ ‘Mugabe will never be forgotten, he was a great fighter,’ he was quoted as saying by Guinean media.”One opposition media agency, Bulawayo 24, published an unsubstantiated report on Nov. 16 that neighboring Zambian President Edgar Lungu was willing to militarily intervene in Zimbabwe and place his troops under Mugabe’s command. Western-backed entities emerged on the streets of Harare during the demonstrations on Nov. 18, carrying signs attacking both the AU and SADC.Critical issues for Zimbabwe’s futureAt least four important aspects of ZANU-PF’s domestic and foreign policy will be significant in the days and weeks to come in order to assess the Mnangagwa government’s direction.The land reform program, popularly referred to as “the Third Chimurenga,” has been a cornerstone of domestic policy since 2000. Will the land redistribution project be maintained, moderated or reversed?Secondly, the Indigenization policy is important for all post-colonial states in Africa, due to the dominance of foreign capital over the national and regional economies. Neocolonialism has failed to provide genuine independence, sustainable growth and development across the continent.Another major question is whether Zimbabwe can maintain its commitment to regional integration and industrialization, both within SADC and the AU. Mugabe served as chair of the AU in 2015, advancing the cause of economic integration and independence from Western capitalist states. Just this year, the Zimbabwean president presented a $1 million fundraising check to the AU, setting an example for individual state commitment to the continental body.Finally, Pentagon military involvement in Africa has grown substantially over the last decade with the formation of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom). The Mugabe government kept Africom out of Zimbabwe.The presence of Africom in Somalia, Niger, Mali, Nigeria and other AU member-states has not resulted in greater security and social stability. Quite the opposite has occurred, with burgeoning instability, economic crises and population displacement.Ultimately, it is up to the Zimbabwean people themselves to chart a future course. Despite the apparent errors of the recent period, the legacy of Robert Mugabe and ZANU-PF remains a sterling example of national liberation, Pan-Africanism and struggle against imperialism throughout the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Wheat Crop on Track for Timely Harvest

first_img Facebook Twitter Wheat Crop on Track for Timely Harvest Previous articleEllspermann Confirmed as Next Ivy Tech PresidentNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Disease in WheatWhile planting season for Indiana’s corn and soybean crops has hit a delay in many areas, one crop in the state is progressing through its season and is still on target for timely harvest in late June and into July. Bill Mullen, Director of Agronomic Services for Seed Consultants, says winter wheat is coming along.“There’s a good chance with help from Mother Nature that we could see this still coming off around July 1st.”And if the wheat harvest will be followed by double crop soybeans, Mullen said “I encourage them to go ahead and take that wheat off at 18-20% moisture and put it through the dryer. It doesn’t cost that much to dry. When we take it off at 18-20% that’s really the time for the best quality of the grain, and that’s what the millers want.”But the winter wheat fields have been affected by the cool and wet spring too. Disease has crept into the crop.“There’s powdery mildew out here. I see some Septoria leaf blotch and stagonospora nodorum, and these are basically leaf diseases. If we have wet, cool conditions these diseases are going to move their way up from the bottom and work on the flag. The spores will basically move.”HAT shot video with Mullen Wednesday in a Wabash County wheat field. He said some are already spraying in the south and the field we visited might be ready for an application in about a week.“When we’re just getting to that point of the anthers coming up from the middle of the head, that’s the time to go ahead and put on Prosaro. At the same time we put it on, we need to go ahead and include an insecticide application to control cereal leaf beetle because it will work on the flag leafs as well.”See more in the HAT video from Urbana, Indiana. Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 SHARE Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Home Indiana Agriculture News Wheat Crop on Track for Timely Harvest Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 SHARE STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Facebook Twitter Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 By Andy Eubank – May 18, 2016 All quotes are delayed snapshots Name Sym Last Change last_img read more

Tree Planting Highlights Arbor Day 2016 in Pasadena

first_imgGovernment Tree Planting Highlights Arbor Day 2016 in Pasadena Published on Monday, March 21, 2016 | 4:22 pm HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Business Newscenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News More than two dozen trees will be planted Saturday, along with a free mulch give-away during the Arbor Day celebration from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Cleveland Elementary School, 524 Palisade St.The event is sponsored by the Department of Public Works, www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks and the Pasadena Beautiful Foundation, www.pasadenabeautiful.org.Tree plantings will take place throughout City Council District 1 (Tyron Hampton). A brief ceremony with Councilmember Hampton and other City officials begins at 9 a.m., followed by a tree planting demonstration. Teams tree planters will then fan out in the district to plant Arbor Day trees!Tree planting volunteers must register in advance by calling the Pasadena Citizen Service Center, (CSC), at (626) 744-7311 by Wednesday, March 23, if they want to help plant trees. You can also email an RSVP to [email protected] The CSC is online at http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/citizen-service-center/.Volunteers need to wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes that can get a little dirty. If possible, bring gloves and a shovel!For more information about the Parks and Natural Resources Division of Public Works, visit online at www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks/PNR_News_Events/.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit the City of Pasadena online at  www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like the City on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311.last_img read more