Balls begins his attack

first_img Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Balls begins his attack Tags: NULL KCS-content center_img Sunday 23 January 2011 11:12 pm Show Comments ▼ Labour’s new shadow chancellor Ed Balls wasted no time yesterday in getting stuck in to his new portfolio, accusing his opposite number George Osborne of “cutting too far too fast”. But the combative economist faced plenty of criticism, with deputy prime minister Nick Clegg leading the offensive, branding him as the man in charge when City bankers “were gorging themselves on bonuses and lending irresponsibly.”Balls called for a fresh £3.5bn tax on bankers’ bonuses. whatsapplast_img read more

FTSE 100 shares are cheap! I believe June is the right time to invest in an ISA

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD I believe that buying FTSE 100 shares that pay reliable dividends can be an excellent strategy for generating retirement income.Keeping your money in cash or a savings account may not always be the best way to secure a wealthy retirement. The interest earned in a savings account often doesn’t even cover inflation. 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…On the other hand, Britons know we’ve an important investment structure that comes with legal tax advantages — ISAs. So if you’re looking to invest your hard-earned cash in June, I’d consider learning more about the different types of ISA available to you, with an emphasis on Stocks and Shares ISAs.Currently, there’s a maximum subscription allowance of £20,000 per adult per tax year. As our tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April, so the deadline for individuals to contribute to the previous year’s ISA is April 5 2021. Yet I’d urge readers to not wait until April next year to start.  No two scenarios are the same when it comes to planning for retirement. However, the recent market decline provides ample opportunities for creating a portfolio that may suit your needs and fit a long-term investment horizon. And stocks with robust dividends would add nicely to your retirement income stream.So, with that said, here’s my top FTSE 100 dividend share pick to buy in June to provide you with extra income in retirement.Investing in BHPHeadquartered in Melbourne, Australia, BHP (LSE: BHP) is one of my first choices for dividend investing. It has diversified operations across several divisions including iron ore, copper, aluminium, and petroleum. It purchases and operates long-life, large commodity-producing resource assets such as coal mines or iron quarries.Analysts consider its portfolio of assets to be among the highest quality in the world.  They emphasise that copper, in particular, has especially good fundamentals that look set to continue for many years to come. And the diversified portfolio is underpinned by a strong balance sheet.In its April quarterly report, the group underlined that it expects to continue generating solid cash flow for the rest of the year. Given the current uncertainty regarding various coronavirus-related disruptions many companies face, investors were also pleased to learn that its full-year unit cost guidance remains unchanged for the 2020 financial year. Its supply chains remain open too.BHP’s quarterly update showed that demand in China, an important market, has also been strengthening in recent weeks. And Australia’s economic conditions are starting to look more favourable than some weeks ago. However, demand for its products has slowed somewhat in several other markets, such as the US. On 21 July, management is expected to provide an operational review for the year ended 30 June.Year-to-date, BHP stock is down about 11%. But the month of May was rather strong for the group and the stock was up close to 19%. Investors are hopeful that the global easing of various lockdown measures may benefit the stock.The current share price of 1,581p supports a dividend yield of 7.35%. Shares of this FTSE 100 stalwart are  expected to go ex-dividend in September. Given the current P/E of 10.5 and the strength of assets, I’d consider buying the dips. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 | More on: BHP 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Image source: Getty Images. FTSE 100 shares are cheap! I believe June is the right time to invest in an ISA “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! tezcang 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.last_img read more

Villa 921 / Harunatsu-Arch

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Harunatsu-Arch Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Kai NakamuraText description provided by the architects. It takes 40 minutes by ferry from the nearest island with an airport to reach Iriomote-Island, which is a part of Okinawa in the south of Japan. With an area of over 90% covered by subtropical virgin forest, the entire island is designated as a national park. The client had lived on Iriomote-Island for 14 years. Now he wanted to build his own house.While sitting snug against a hill, at the front of the house a luxorious vision opens up overlooking the farmlands that spread around the site.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40The necessary rooms included the living and dining room, a parent‘s bedroom, kitchen, toilet, a bathroom and a storage room that would be large enough for farming tools. The bedroom has two doors so that a separate children‘s room can be created – as there is no high school on the island, this solution is for a limited time only.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraThe site being of generous dimensions, there was no use for a roof terrace. Leaving out the rain gutter, the gabled roof lets the rain water run over the fascade to wash away accumulating salt crystals. The west side of the house opens up to the beautiful landscape. Wide eaves protect against the sun, which is five times stronger than on the main island. The spacious terrace is also used to wash and dry agricultural tools.Save this picture!© Kai NakamuraWooden sliding doors (Amado) close the house against the taiphoon, which can last several days. During that time, because of power outages, electric air conditioning cannot be used. For that reason, to still be able to open the windows during a taiphoon, wind protection nets can be installed on the eaves.Save this picture!PlantaThe usable area amounts to about 70 square meters. This is by no means large, but thanks to the amazing views of the landscape, there is never a feeling of narrowness. For the client, living on the island means to return to the fundamental basics of life. To wake up, to work, to eat, to drink, to go to bed. Deep personal relationships form the local community on the island. Embedded in the surrounding area, it is a simple life in a little house. The new house has already become a part of Iriomote-Island. Project gallerySee allShow lessSocial Housing in Paris / Bigoni Mortemard ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMixed-Used Masterplan of YueHaiWanJia Commercial District / SURE ArchitectureArticles Share CopyAbout this officeHarunatsu-ArchOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on September 27, 2012Cite: “Villa 921 / Harunatsu-Arch” 26 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore 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 Japan Villa 921 / Harunatsu-ArchSave this projectSaveVilla 921 / Harunatsu-Arch “COPY” Photographs Housescenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Villa 921 / Harunatsu-Arch ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012 CopyHouses•Japan Save this picture!© Kai Nakamura+ 16 Share Projects Year: last_img read more

Hungry Neck Residence / The Raleigh Architecture Company

first_imgCopyHouses•Raleigh, United States “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Kaydos-Daniels Engineers CopyAbout this officeThe Raleigh Architecture CompanyOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRaleighUnited StatesPublished on March 23, 2016Cite: “Hungry Neck Residence / The Raleigh Architecture Company” 23 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?美国Hungry Neck住宅/ The Raleigh Architecture Company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 City:RaleighCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Courtney RichesonText description provided by the architects. The Hungry Neck Residence accommodates the variety of activities in which the homeowners engage by providing spaces that are fundamentally different yet connected. Interests ranging from cooking and entertaining to music and writing lead to a design centered around a circulation volume filled with light.  The central space includes the kitchen and connects the open gathering space to the private realm of the upstairs office and bedrooms. The master bedroom balcony overlooks a hundred year old oak tree and the garden below, while the office provides an escape from the activity of the main living space but maintains a visual connection to the street and the neighborhood. Deep overhangs and natural ventilation offer low-tech vernacular strategies to condition the house, supplemented by geothermal wells and an underground water cistern used for laundry and other non-potable uses. The material palette is subtle and simply detailed; minimal steel handrails relate to the kitchen hood without competing with it, leaving the central, pivotal space as uncluttered as possible in order to make room for people to gather. The Hungry Neck Residence reflects its owners at all scales, while responsibly engaging the world in which it operates; it serves as a reminder that successful design is, first and foremost, an exercise in philanthropy. Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonRoof overhangs are achieved with little steel reinforcement by implementing an open web truss roof structure.  A sealed crawl space and open cell spray foam insulation provide an efficient thermal envelope that is heated and cooled by two vertical geothermal wells.  City water consumption is reduced by a rainwater collection system that supplies cold water to toilets, washing machines, and landscape irrigation via a 1,200 gallon underground water cistern. Metal pan-formed concrete foundations support 2×6 exterior wood stud walls and engineered lumber floors. Painted cementitious panels provide a low maintenance exterior, while locally sourced cypress siding covers the soffit of the second floor overhangs. Galvanized standing seam metal roofing was specified to handle the low slopes and provide a durable surface and reflect unwanted heat gain. Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonProject gallerySee allShow lessPlastic Architecture: 12 Projects that Highlight the Potential of PolymersArchitecture NewsHarcombe / forresterarchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson+ 19 Share ArchDaily Photographs Projects 2014 Architects: The Raleigh Architecture Company Year Completion year of this architecture project General Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Richard Leo Johnson, Courtney Richeson Structural Engineer: United States Houses The Raleigh Construction Co. Hungry Neck Residence / The Raleigh Architecture CompanySave this projectSaveHungry Neck Residence / The Raleigh Architecture Company Year:  “COPY” Hungry Neck Residence / The Raleigh Architecture Companylast_img read more

Plan B Guatemala / DEOC Arquitectos

first_imgCopyHouses, Social Housing•El Paredón Buena Vista, Guatemala 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: DEOC Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Plan B Guatemala / DEOC Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Cortesía de DEOC Arquitectos+ 22Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Guatemala Plan B Guatemala / DEOC ArquitectosSave this projectSavePlan B Guatemala / DEOC Arquitectos Area:  86 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeDEOC ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSocial HousingEl Paredón Buena VistaIcebergOn FacebookGuatemalaPublished on March 12, 2021Cite: “Plan B Guatemala / DEOC Arquitectos” [Plan B Guatemala / DEOC Arquitectos] 12 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?瓜地马拉B计划,个性化的模块住宅 / DEOC Arquitectos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 Projects ArchDaily Manufacturers: CASA Guatemala, Cementos Progreso, Ferromax, Lola, Macizo, Proyecto HappinessField Team Coordination:Architect Dominique CabreraEnvironment Impact Study:Agricultural Engineer, Juan Carlos AndradeHydrogeological Study:Engineer Jorge García Chiu, DON GARCÍA S.A.Topography:Engineer Ulises Sánchez, RUMBO NORTECivil Engineering:Engineer Estuardo Ruano, FEDEPHASASanitary Engineering:Engineer Luis Reyes Rimula, CCIElectric Engineering:Engineer Luis Reyes, CCIExecution Of Initial Housing Prototype:ASOCIACIÓN AMBIENTAL G-22Supervision Of Initial Housing Prototype:DEOC Arquitectos, Mynor Mogue, ASOCIACIÓN AMBIENTAL G-22Documentation, Training, Education And Participatory Workshops With Beneficiary Families And Team:ASOCIACIÓN AMBIENTAL G-22Land Donation:PRISA S.A. y MAYCOMCity:El Paredón Buena VistaCountry:GuatemalaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de DEOC ArquitectosRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Plan B Guatemala was created in response to the disaster caused by the Volcán de Fuego eruption in June 2018. The ASIAPRODE Association initiated the project to construct 26 homes in order to cover the needs of the affected communities. In an open competition, DEOC Arquitectos came up with a proposal that meets the established requirements, the user’s profile, and the natural context.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Cortesía de DEOC ArquitectosThe project consists of a permanent housing model for the displaced families: an 86m2 house within a plot of 8m by 19m. The construction is divided into two building blocks; the social-kitchen-bathroom zone is separated from the bedrooms by an interior courtyard. Circulation is minimized in order to guarantee the best usage of the different areas.Save this picture!Cortesía de DEOC ArquitectosThe separation of the living sector into two modules allows the house to adapt to the different conditions of area and site. Besides, the design allows for a vertical growth above the bedroom block, or a horizontal growth by adding another bedroom module if a bigger plot allows it.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!Cortesía de DEOC ArquitectosThe house promotes a rural lifestyle, in touch with the outdoors, where the families can share spaces with the rest of the community, extended family and domestic animals. This is one of the reasons for a design with an open facade aesthetic, which in turn provides a more versatile use of the space. It also allows for the local lifestyle and customs to prevail and be passed down through the next generations.Save this picture!Cortesía de DEOC ArquitectosThe construction makes use of long-lasting building materials easy to find and work with, like concrete blocks, bamboo and steel plate roofing. Concrete blocks were used expressly in different dispositions, creating a permeable lattice that protects the inner areas from the outside, allowing for natural ventilation throughout the spaces. Even though this is a replicable housing model, the pop of color inside the concrete block holes allows for a sober yet strong statement for the families to project their personalities, giving the community a stronger sense of belonging.Save this picture!Cortesía de DEOC ArquitectosThis house has been conceived as a self-built home, in which the process is controlled by the family or community that will live there. It uses a traditional masonry construction method that allows users to adapt the measurements of the different areas to the building materials, reducing any left-over waste and reducing the construction schedule.If you want to know how you can help visit www.planbguatemala.orgSave this picture!AxonometrySave this picture!Cortesía de DEOC ArquitectosProject gallerySee allShow lessFLYT Bathing Installations / Rintala Eggertsson ArchitectsSelected ProjectsZet MINAMIAOYAMA / Torafu ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Houses “COPY” Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

‘Big brotherish’ Google cancels charity’s campaigning ads

first_img‘Big brotherish’ Google cancels charity’s campaigning ads Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Oceana claims that it can’t find anything in the Google’s terms and conditions that could explain this rejection, except the catch-all clause in their Editorial Guidelines that entitles them to act to “Maintain Google Standards.” The non-profit concludes: “So what are you allowed and not allowed to say in a Google ad? What companies are you prohibited from criticizing? Who knows?”Clearly non-profits and charities from time to time publicise messages that criticise companies and governments. Will Google no longer accept adverts promoting these campaigns? Are they doing so for reasons of editorial integrity, to protect themselves from accusations of libel, or because the companies criticised are likely to have a higher advertising spend than their non-profit critics? If this issue concerns you then you can support Oceana in its online campaign to ask Google to explain its policy. 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. Howard Lake | 16 February 2004 | Newscenter_img International environmental organisation Oceana says that search engine Google has refused to publish its paid-for advert to promote its “stop cruise pollution” campaign because it contained “language critical of the cruise industry”.Search engine Google has for a few years been an essential tool in promoting a Web site, whether through its free listings or paid-for keyword-related text adverts. Charities have benefited from its free public service announcement spaces, and some have paid to ensure their text ads appear when certain words are searched for at the site.Now it appears that Google will not accept certain charity adverts, particularly if they campaign against the activities of companies. Oceana bought two Google AdWords adverts, one of them a general advert to promote their main Web site, and another to help raise awareness of their ongoing campaign to stop cruise pollution. Two days after the ads started running, “Google shut them down”. Oceana say that Google explained the cancellation because the adverts linked to sites that contained “language critical of Royal Caribbean”, a cruise ship company, and “language critical of the cruise industry.” Needless to say, Oceana was not happy with this and criticised Google for its “misguided, Big Brotherish policy.” Advertisement  27 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Lessons of the victorious Harvard dining hall strike, Part 4

first_imgThe 750 striking Harvard University Dining Service workers — cooks, dishwashers, servers and cashiers — brought multibillion-dollar Harvard University to its knees on Oct. 25, 2016. After a three-week strike, the university bosses caved, giving the members of UNITE HERE Local 26 even more than they had initially demanded. Most importantly, all the health care takeaways the Harvard Corporation had demanded were off the table. The strike victory holds valuable lessons for workers and oppressed in the age of global capitalism — particularly under the Trump administration and the rise of fascist, racist elements. Workers World’s Martha Grevatt interviewed Chief Steward Ed Childs, a cook and leader in Local 26 for more than 40 years. This is the fourth in a series of articles based on the interviews where Childs explains how the workers won.We had no illusions that we could beat this country’s oldest corporation — Harvard Corporation, which follows the dictates of Wall Street — by just going through the motions of picketing each worksite. Our tactics were all militant, class-struggle tactics: constant pickets, marches and rallies with raucous chanting and constant drumming on plastic buckets. You could hear us all over campus and in classrooms.Beating back the attack on health care — saving it from the 1% — is the beginning of something with national and international significance. People see Trump attacking even the limited Affordable Care Act and feel hopeless about the fight for health care. We showed we can win.By the third week, Harvard’s position was crumbling. We pushed them over the edge when students occupied the building where we were negotiating. Seizing the means of production isn’t just about factories. When you are up against a for-profit university, where finance capital trains its own, a classroom building is the means of production.Occupations are a left tactic communists perfected in the 1930s. As Sam Marcy explained in the book “High Tech, Low Pay,” “Seizure and occupation of the plants and other facilities have the effect of hastening a crisis in the relationship between the employers and the workers. … It can change the form of the struggle, take it out of its narrow confines and impart to it a broader perspective. In truth, it brings to the surface a new working-class perspective on the struggle between the workers and the bosses. It says in so many words that we are not tied to a one-dimensional type of struggle with the bosses at a time when they have the levers of political authority in their hands.”That is as true in a restaurant, hospital or university as inside a plant.In the middle of the occupation, the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, which had not covered us since the first day, suddenly had an editorial saying to settle with the workers. TV news, which had been negative, said the same. Even Harvard’s own press people told the media to say it was time for Harvard to settle.Now the UNITE HERE International has claimed the Harvard strike as its own. Because it was so successful and had so much support, they wanted to call for a general strike on Inauguration Day. The international president of the union could not convince anyone in the AFL-CIO, but he said that the Harvard strike proves it can be done. The union also asked its employers to give workers the day off to protest immigrant-bashing. Would this be happening inside our union if we had not waged a successful strike against Harvard — and indirectly against Wall Street?Employing communist tacticsWith the strike victory behind us, we need to absorb its lessons. What is the role of communists in unions: What do they do? All of our tactics have to be viewed as Leninist tactics as distinct from ultra-leftism. We need to revive a revolutionary Leninist union perspective and not let Lenin’s union work be lost.What Lenin wrote in “Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder” describes revolutionary tactics to a “T.” Lenin was worried that his experience leading to the success of the Russian Revolution would be lost because Russia was a backward country and the bourgeoisie was organizing to crush it.Union leaders like Samuel Gompers in the U.S. and others in Europe laughed at Lenin, but Lenin said to fight it out with the labor bureaucracy!Look at the union leadership in the U.S. since the American Federation of Labor’s founding in 1886. There have only been six presidents: Gompers, Green, Meany, Kirkland, Sweeney, Trumka — the first three were for life. But Lenin said to stay in the unions.There has been a debate in the labor movement about what won our strike, but it was classic Leninism: We won with a political struggle. I’ve learned from Sam Marcy, Milt Neidenberg and others how we struggle — “mild in manner, bold in matter” — by bringing the officials along but controlling our message and getting the politics across. If we ignore the fact that this was led and nurtured by communists, we lose half the meaning of this strike.All of my work in the union has been about applying a classic Marxist-Leninist approach to a current situation. Workers World Party has been the guiding light of this union from the time when we first organized, through past strikes and last year’s battle. Workers World was the only news source anywhere to chronicle every event of the strike from the workers’ viewpoint.What Marx wrote in “Trade Unions: Their Past, Present and Future” in 1866 applies totally today: “Apart from their original purposes, [unions] must now learn to act deliberately as organizing centers of the working class, in the broad interest of its complete emancipation. They must aid every social and political movement tending in that direction. Considering themselves and acting as the champion representatives of the whole working class, that cannot fail to enlist the non-society [workers] into their ranks.“They must look carefully after the interests of the worst paid trades, such as the agricultural laborers [and today the service proletariat, including precarious workers], rendered powerless by exceptional circumstances. They must convince the world at large that their efforts, far from being narrow and selfish, aim at the emancipation of the downtrodden millions.”Workers World Party First Secretary Larry Holmes, speaking to party labor cadre in September, brought this up to date: “The organization of the working class must advance to encompass larger and larger numbers, whatever their circumstances — not based on an industry or a country, but on overthrowing capitalism.”Phebe Eckfeldt, Steve Gillis, Martha Grevatt, Steve Kirschbaum, Milt Neidenberg and Minnie Bruce Pratt contributed to this series of articles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Executive Entitled To Elbow Room And Free Play In Its Joints To Protect Citizens In These Times Of Global Pandemic’: Uttarakhand HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates’Executive Entitled To Elbow Room And Free Play In Its Joints To Protect Citizens In These Times Of Global Pandemic’: Uttarakhand HC [Read Judgment] Mehal Jain26 May 2020 3:38 AMShare This – x”In their endeavour to protect the life and health of its citizens / inhabitants, the executive is entitled to some elbow room and a free play in its joints”, remarked the Uttarakhand High Court last week. This was in context of the Division Bench’s observation that “in these times of a global pandemic of the Covid-19 disease, stringent measures have been taken, and severe restrictions…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”In their endeavour to protect the life and health of its citizens / inhabitants, the executive is entitled to some elbow room and a free play in its joints”, remarked the Uttarakhand High Court last week. This was in context of the Division Bench’s observation that “in these times of a global pandemic of the Covid-19 disease, stringent measures have been taken, and severe restrictions have been imposed, both by the Government of India and the State Government to prevent its further spread”. The Chief Justice-led bench was hearing a PIL where the jurisdiction of the Court was invoked by the petitioner complaining that, though Haridwar district did not see any increase in Covid-19 cases, it was nonetheless classified as red zone, while districts Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital, which saw a surge in Covid-19 cases, were classified as orange zone. The bench had at an earlier date noted that in Lockdown 4.0, which commenced on 18th May, 2020, the Government of India has left the matter, of classifying districts or areas into different coloured zones or containment zones, to respective State Governments. Accordingly, it had required the production of a copy of the Notification, if any, issued by the State Government re- classifying zones in the State. “The State Government shall explain the rationale in districts/ areas within the State being classified under different categories”, the Court had directed. When the matter came up for hearing on Thursday, the bench was informed that the Government of Uttarakhand has re-classified zones within the State; and, as a result, only Almora, Dehradun, Nainital, Pauri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarakashi districts are classified as orange zones, and all other districts in the State, including Haridwar, are now classified as green zones. In these circumstances, though the petitioner stated that his grievance no longer survives since Haridwar is now classified as a green zone, he however contended that the validity of original classification may still require examination on the touchstone of Article 14 of the Constitution of India. The bench reflected that “it is not even the petitioner’s case that such classification of zones had resulted in an increase in Covid-19 cases in different districts of the State”. “His grievance is that, as there were no increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Haridwar district, it ought to have been classified as a green zone, and was instead classified as a red zone. Factors, such as Haridwar being a pilgrimage centre where people may gather in large numbers if such restrictions were not imposed, may have also weighed with the authorities in classifying it as a red zone earlier”, explained the Court. Since the petitioner’s grievance, regarding such classification, did not subsist as on date, the bench saw “no reason to dwell on this aspect any further”. Dismissing the writ petition as infructuous, the bench however, clarified that it shall not disable the petitioner, if he is aggrieved by any unreasonable restriction imposed by the State Government later, to avail his judicial remedies.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

Jammin’ with Rex

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Tommy Lucas stopped picking long enough to explain his love of place.“Out here, it’s music everywhere you go,” he said. “Under the canopies, the shade trees on the porch. Everywhere. There’ll be 30 or 40 groups jamming. If you don’t like it here, then, you can go over there.”There’s a mix of professional pickers and beginners and those somewhere in between.Roy Rodgers of Panama City has been “beginning” for about 10 years. He’s a member of a picking Panhandle group that includes a 17-year-old banjo picker who is better than good.“Roy started bringing me along around 2009 and this is one of my favorite places to play,” said Matthew Jones, who is one of a growing number of young pickers at Rex’s.Lucas said that it’s good to have young folks around.“They make us sound good,” he said with a nod of satisfaction.The pickers cocked their ears in the direction of the familiar sound of Dolly Parton.“Jolene, Jolene, please don’t take him just because you can.”The blond singer was Kellie Gerlach of Live Oak, Florida – a first-timer at Rex’s Bluegrass Festival.“Ruth (Hagy) brought me,” Gerlach said. “She said this was the most fantastic festival. It was off the beaten path but it was a great festival. And, so far, it has been.”Hagy smiled because she knew that Gerlach was in for a real treat once the weekend gets underway.“I’ve been coming here for five years and this is one of my favorite festivals,” she said. Although there’s nothing pretentious about Rex’s Bluegrass Festival, it’s special because of the camaraderie. “Here we’re all family and no matter your musical skill, there’s a place for you.”Lucas said it doesn’t matter how many bad notes a picker plays as long as they are played in time.“In time and a fine time,” he said.Locklar sat listen as bluegrass filtered through the trees and around the bends. He tried to keep back a smile that is a telltale sign that he, too, wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but the Henderson Music Park on the second weekend in April.“Yeah, we really get things kicked off for the weekend but I can’t keep folks out,” he said, shaking his head. “They just come on in and get to picking and it’ll go ’til the wee hours. Everybody that likes to play bluegrass – gospel or country – or listen to it just ought to come on down.”Admission to Rex’s Bluegrass Festival is $5 a day.“Five dollars, if you got it. If you ain’t, come talk to me,” Rex said. You Might Like Mark Kelvin Adams Mr. Mark Kelvin Adams age 53 of Troy Died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be… read more By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Latest Stories Jammin’ with Rex Published 9:55 pm Thursday, April 7, 2011 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Bill Strickland of Clio said Rex’s signs mean nothing to those who are veteran pickers and grinners.“We like to get an early start and once you get here, you don’t want to leave,” Strickland said. “The best picking so far was about eight o’clock Thursday morning but the best is yet to come. I’m here and I’m here to stay.”At Thursday noon, already 53 RVs were on the grounds and by nightfall tonight there won’t be enough space to park a little red wagon. Sponsored Content Print Article Rex’s Bluegrass Festival is in its 45th year and every year, for the past 10 years, Locklar has said this is the last one. And, every year, those who come from nine states to the usually sleepy little community of Henderson, chuckle and shake their heads.“This is where we want to be every April and October,” said J.C. Burgess of Chelsea. “Most of us have been coming for 10 years or more and we wouldn’t know what to do if we didn’t have Rex’s Bluegrass Festival to look forward to.”Burgess plays a little “ge-tar” and a little harmonica but Thursday afternoon he was “just listening” with a big wide grin pushing back his ears.“I pick, therefore, I grin,” he said. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Rex Locklar’s annual bluegrass festival is this weekend in Henderson.Rex Locklar could be guilty of false advertising.The signs read: Rex’s Bluegrass Festival April 8 & 9.Then why has the Henderson Music Park been filled with pickers and grinners since early Wednesday while others are held at bay until today. Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Linking regional variation of epibiotic bacterial diversity and trophic ecology in a new species of Kiwaidae (Decapoda, Anomura) from East Scotia Ridge (Antarctica) hydrothermal vents

first_imgWe analyzed the diversity of bacterial epibionts and trophic ecology of a new species of Kiwa yeti crab discovered at two hydrothermal vent fields (E2 and E9) on the East Scotia Ridge (ESR) in the Southern Ocean using a combination of 454 pyrosequencing, Sanger sequencing, and stable isotope analysis. The Kiwa epibiont communities were dominated by Epsilon- and Gammaproteobacteria. About 454 sequencing of the epibionts on 15 individual Kiwa specimen revealed large regional differences between the two hydrothermal vent fields: at E2, the bacterial community on the Kiwa ventral setae was dominated (up to 75%) by Gammaproteobacteria, whereas at E9 Epsilonproteobacteria dominated (up to 98%). Carbon stable isotope analysis of both Kiwa and the bacterial epibionts also showed distinct differences between E2 and E9 in mean and variability. Both stable isotope and sequence data suggest a dominance of different carbon fixation pathways of the epibiont communities at the two vent fields. At E2, epibionts were putatively fixing carbon via the Calvin-Benson-Bassham and reverse tricarboxylic acid cycle, while at E9 the reverse tricarboxylic acid cycle dominated. Co-varying epibiont diversity and isotope values at E2 and E9 also present further support for the hypothesis that epibionts serve as a food source for Kiwa.last_img read more