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Portugal joins France and Spain in shared player pool

first_img Portugal has joined France and Spain in a shared poker liquidity network, with PokerStars the first operator to offer a shared pool between the three countries Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Portugal joins France and Spain in shared player pool Portugal has joined France and Spain in a shared poker liquidity network, with PokerStars the first operator to offer a shared pool between the three countries. In July last year, regulators from the three nations, as well as Italy, signed a deal to allow operators active across more than one of the markets to merge player pools. Operators in France and Spain have been offering shared pools for some time and Portugal will now join the network, although uncertainty remains as to when Italy will make its move. In January, PokerStars rolled out a shared player pool in France and Spain, and earlier this month, Rafi Ashkenazi, chief executive of the operator’s Stars Group parent company, said an extension to Portugal was close. PokerStars customers in France, Spain and now Portugal can compete against players in each of the countries for larger prizes. To mark the launch, PokerStars will host a €5m ($5.9m) guaranteed online ‘Trio Series’ from June 3-13, featuring 78 events including the €250 Main Event with a €500,000 guarantee. Promotions such as Main Event depositor free-rolls, Second Chance free-rolls, daily free-rolls giving away €3 and €10 satellite and Series tickets, as well as €2.50 Spin & Gos in France will also be on offer. Guy Templer, chief operating officer at Stars Group, said: “We have worked hard to become the first operator to bring the benefits of shared liquidity to Portugal. “Our players will see a huge increase in the variety and scale of our tournaments and promotions and will enjoy more excitement, more competition and more fun. “This dramatically strengthens our offering and demonstrates our commitment to the Portuguese market. “We look forward to working with the Portuguese regulator to further improve the poker product offering for Portuguese players, and additionally hope that Italy will soon progress so that their players can also enjoy the significantly better experience that shared liquidity brings.”Related articles: Portugal close to joining shared poker liquidity pool PokerStars launches shared pool in France, Spain EU poker liquidity: France, Italy, Spain and Portugal finally sign deal Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Poker Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling 24th May 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address Regions: Europe Southern Europe Western Europe Spain France Portugallast_img read more

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CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (CFC.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited (SBIC.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is a financial service, insurance agency and stock broking company in Kenya offering products and services to the personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking sectors. The company also has division servicing clients in the Republic of South Sudan. Its corporate and investment banking division services range from transactional banking, debt securities and equity trading to project, structured and trade financing. Its personal and commercial banking division offers services ranging from The Corporate and Investment Banking segment offers foreign exchange, and debt securities and equities trading services; transactional banking and investor services; investment banking services, such as project finance, advisory, structured finance, structured trade finance, corporate lending, primary markets, and property finance services; and wealth management and advisory services to larger corporates, financial institutions, and international counterparties. The Personal and Business Banking segment provides residential accommodation loans to individual customers; installment sales and finance leases, including installment finance in the consumer vehicles market, and vehicles and equipment finance in the business market; and card facilities to individuals and businesses. This segment also offers transactional and lending products comprising deposit taking, electronic banking, cheque accounts, and other lending products associated with the various points of contact channels, such as ATMs, Internet, and branches. The company was formerly known as CfC Stanbic Holdings Limited and changed its name to Stanbic Holdings Plc in October 2016. The company is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Stanbic Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. CFC Stanbic Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZB Financial Holdings Limited (ZBFH.zw)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileZB Financial Holdings Limited provides financial solutions to the commercial and merchant banking sector in Zimbabwe, as well as retail banking services, insurance operations and strategic investments. Known as Zimbank, the company services its clients through a nationwide footprint of branches in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe and electronic delivery channels. The Insurance division provides structured insurance products for short- and long-term insurance; and the Strategic Investment division offers shared services which include risk management, compliance and human resources, and investments in property holdings and sub-sectors of the financial sector. ZB Financial Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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A 4.5% dividend yield I’d buy for my ISA and hold until 2030

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Thinking of bulking up your exposure to Asian emerging markets? It’s not a bad idea in my book. Coronavirus fears might be stalking many firms focused on these countries right now. Cathay Pacific and Apple this week illustrated the massive disruption that the outbreak is causing to business by issuing profit warnings.In the long term however, the investment potential of these markets is supreme. Population growth is mighty, and the number of affluent consumers in these territories is heading through the roof.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…The economic boomAccording to the boffins at Standard Chartered, China and India will be the world’s first- and second-largest economies by 2030 with gross domestic product of $64.2trn and $46.3trn respectively.The bank says that GDP in China will grow 177% in the 13 years to 2030. It reckons that the Indian economy will balloon 387% in that time too. Compare that to the 60% rise that the US is expected to experience between 2017 and 2030. The Stateside economy will be worth $31trn by the end of the decade, putting it in third place on the list.Indonesia and Turkey lock out the top five of the biggest economies expected in 2030. Standard Chartered predicts that Indonesian GDP will balloon 216% between 2017 and the close of the decade to $10.1trn. Turkish GDP is tipped to jump 314% to £9.1trn.Two Footsie titansMy own personal stocks portfolio reflects the brilliant investment opportunities created by booming Asian economies. Among my holdings are household goods giant Unilever and financial services giant Prudential, two firms that already have formidable footholds on the continent.Indeed, robust trading conditions have allowed earnings to grow each and every year (well, more or less) in recent times. And this has provided the bedrock for dependable annual dividend growth.But what if you’re seeking to combine the gigantic potential of Asian markets with big dividends today? These stocks probably won’t get your engine revving: Unilever and Prudential’s 2020 yields sit at a decent-if-unspectacular 3.3% and 2.1% respectively.My perfect CussonsFear not, though, as there are many large yields with splendid developing market exposure.Take PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC), for instance. This is a great play on Asia, where its products can be found in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, as well as Africa where it trades in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. Now, Cussons is toiling under tough conditions in all of its territories right now. These caused group revenues to dip 3.1% in the six months to November.But over the long term, I reckon its market-leading labels like Imperial Leather shower gels and St. Tropez sun creams — brands in which PZ Cussons is turbocharging investment — will allow it to ride the hot economic growth of the coming decade.City analysts expect this FTSE 250 firm to suffer a 10% annual profits drop in the fiscal period to May 2020. It’s expected to get back on the right track with a 4% rise in financial 2021, though. And at current prices, PZ Cussons carries a mighty 4.5% forward dividend yield. Compare that with the average 3% yield that the UK’s mid-caps currently offer. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. A 4.5% dividend yield I’d buy for my ISA and hold until 2030 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild owns shares of Prudential and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of PZ Cussons. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential. 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. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Friday, 21st February, 2020 | More on: PZC last_img read more

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Stock market crash: 3 must-own FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Stock market crash: 3 must-own FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d buy in an ISA for the new bull market We here at The Motley Fool don’t see stock market crashes as reasons to panic. The world never stops turning and so we should expect moments of extreme volatility as economic, political and social situations change. It’s not fun watching the value of your UK shares sink, of course. But it shouldn’t discourage you from investing in the FTSE 100 and other British share indices.Studies show us that investors — those that buy stocks and hold them for a decade or longer — make an excellent average annual return of at least 8%. Over this sort of time horizon you’re more or less guaranteed to experience a shocking stock market correction first hand. But you’re also going to see the value of your UK shares rebound strongly as market confidence steadily improves.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…Thinking differentlySo our view of stock market crashes here is two-fold. Those who’ve built a balanced portfolio of quality UK shares shouldn’t follow the herd and sell during the panic. These investors will sell at the very bottom of the market and won’t benefit from the inevitable (if gradual) market rebound, costing them a packet in the process.And secondly, when stock market crashes happen you should be looking to increase your exposure to UK shares. Investors need to be a little more careful when buying during economic downturns like today.However, there are always plenty of quality stocks with bright growth outlooks and robust balance sheets to choose from. Buying these UK shares following market corrections can let you pick these up at low cost. And then get seriously rich during the subsequent stock market rebound.3 top FTSE 100 stocks to considerThe FTSE 100 alone is packed with low-cost UK shares that could rocket in price as the world recovers from the Covid-19 crisis and investor appetite picks up again. Housebuilding colossus Persimmon is one, a company whose strong balance sheet and robust profits outlook encouraged it to reinstate dividends in August. This Footsie firm trades on a low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12 times. It carries a mighty 4.7% dividend yield too.Financial services giant Legal & General offers even better value than Persimmon. This FTSE 100 stock trades on a P/E ratio of just 7 times for 2020 while its dividend yield sits at 9%. Packaging giant DS Smith’s yield of 4.2% and earnings multiple of 13 times makes it an attractive value buy too. This UK share can expect profits to rebound strongly as consumer spending steadily improves.Want to get seriously rich with UK shares?So what are you waiting for? I believe the 2020 stock market crash provides a great opportunity for investors to turbocharge the profits they will make during the economic recovery. And The Motley Fool, with its huge catalogue of special reports, can help you make the most of this opportunity. Royston Wild | Monday, 12th October, 2020 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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Fuimaono-Sapolu shares old tweets calling out World Rugby on CTE

first_imgWednesday Dec 9, 2020 Fuimaono-Sapolu shares old tweets calling out World Rugby on CTE Former Samoa, Bath and Gloucester centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has retweeted previous posts he shared in 2017 accusing World Rugby of covering up “the horrible effects of CTE brain injury”. ADVERTISEMENTThis comes after it was revealed this week that a group of former internationals, which includes England’s Steve Thompson and Michael Lipman, and Wales’ Alix Popham, are planning legal action for negligence against the rugby authorities over brain injuries they have suffered. Fuimaono-Sapolu retweeted two posts he made about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain condition that is thought to be a result of repeated blows to the head. The 40-year-old shared a Tweet from October 2017, where he said “I stopped rugby to protect whatever brain cells I have left. World Rugby have covered up the horrible effects of CTE brain injury.” He also posted another Tweet from February 2018, where he urged parents to “read about this neurodegenerative [CTE] disease before enrolling your child in rugby”. ADVERTISEMENTThompson, 42, Popham, 41, and Lipman, 40, are all suffering from early onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy, with the former hooker Thompson revealing he has no recollection of winning the World Cup with England in 2003. Richard Boardman, the lawyer representing the group of players in their case against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union, has said that rugby faces a dementia epidemic amongst retired professionals without changes to the game. Throughout his career, Fuimaono-Sapolu was not afraid to confront World Rugby, particularly during the 2011 World Cup regarding the treatment of Samoa, but in light of this legal action against World Rugby, he may have been ahead of the curve.RELATED VIEWING:  Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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AD Classics: Peabody Terrace / Sert, Jackson & Gourley

first_img 1964 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/486015/ad-classics-peabody-terrace-sert-jackson-and-gourley Clipboard ArchDaily United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/486015/ad-classics-peabody-terrace-sert-jackson-and-gourley Clipboard Save this picture!© Jannis WernerWritten by Michelle Miller Share Mixed Use Architecture Architects: Sert, Jackson & Gourley Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSert, Jackson & GourleyOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsHousingeducationalResidentialCambridgeopen planSertJackson & GourleyUnited StatesPublished on March 13, 2014Cite: Michelle Miller. “AD Classics: Peabody Terrace / Sert, Jackson & Gourley” 13 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream AD Classics: Peabody Terrace / Sert, Jackson & Gourleycenter_img AD Classics: Peabody Terrace / Sert, Jackson & GourleySave this projectSaveAD Classics: Peabody Terrace / Sert, Jackson & Gourley Year:  Projects Photographs Photographs:  Jannis Werner, Alexandru Culiuc, Flickr user aidaneus, Flickr user eileansiar, Michelle Miller, David Kurtis www.davidkurtis.comProject gallerySee allShow lessHASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in SydneyArchitecture NewsNew Shelter in Ruavieja / Sergio RojoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Peabody TerraceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyBuilt in 1964 during his tenure as Dean at the Graduate School of Design, Josep Lluís Sert’s Peabody Terrace provides housing for almost 1500 Harvard graduate students and their families. One of several projects Sert designed for Harvard’s campus, it is a manifestation of his vision for the ideal neighborhood. Many elements such as the negotiation of scale, mixed use program, shared open space and design aesthetic were influenced by but represent a departure from earlier modern housing projects. Peabody Terrace is a prototypical example of a twentieth-century project heralded by the architectural community as an exemplar of progressive modern ideals, but lambasted by neighbors and members of the general public for being unattractive, cold and imposing. This project and others like it highlight the disconnect that can occur between the architectural intelligentsia and the communities in which they build.  + 26Peabody Terrace is located within a 10 minute walk from Harvard Square, in the neighborhood of Riverside. Along with Sert’s other projects at Harvard such as the Holyoke Center and the Science Center, the new married-student housing was conceived as part of a larger masterplan for the campus. Three-story volumes at the perimeter step up to five and seven stories towards the interior. This lower composition of masses is punctuated by three 22 story towers. The gradation in height relates to the adjacent low-rise residential context while also providing the greater density required by the university’s demand for housing. Save this picture!© Flickr user aidaneusRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Slender housing bars divide the site into a series of shared courtyards. The existing automotive streets were converted to pedestrian paths and the site was intended to be porous to the neighboring community. The series of quadrangles and three-sided open space facing the Charles River echo the procession of open spaces found on of Harvard’s main campus and river houses. Although Sert intentionally referenced the type of exterior spaces found on campus, he broke away from the previously dominant Georgian architectural language. Save this picture!Site planSave this picture!© David Kurtis www.davidkurtis.comBorn in Barcelona, Sert started his architectural career in the late 1920s, as the Bauhaus was gaining prominence. In Europe, he worked for Le Corbusier and served as president of CIAM from 1947-56. After moving to the US as a political exile, Sert worked for Town Planning Associates on urban planning projects for South America and was Dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1969. Sert believed architecture had a social mission and he popularized the attitude that “architects should be thinking about the city as a whole and not only about individual buildings.” (1) At Harvard, he initiated the first ever American degree program in urban design. Additionally, he commissioned Le Corbusier to design the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Swiss architect’s only project in the US. Low-rise buildings and towers alike are aggregations of three story modules internally connected by a stair. A skip-stop elevator, the system used in Le Corbusier’s Unite d’ Habitation, typically stops at every third floor. Higher towers are connected to the lower buildings on the fourth and sixth floor. A regular grid of concrete columns and flat slab floor plates stack vertically, with only 7’-6” ceiling heights at each residential level. Save this picture!Module axon and sectionsIn addition to the 497 housing units, the complex contained a playground, paved roof terraces, three nurseries, a drugstore, two laundromats with sitting rooms, coin operated laundry rooms, a large meeting room with a kitchen, two seminar rooms, basement and ground floor storage facilities, and a garage for 352 cars. The site covers 5.9 acres and provides four compact apartment sizes: 415 square foot efficiencies, 487 square foot one-bedrooms, 766 square foot two-bedrooms, and 960 square foot three bedrooms.  Save this picture!© Alexandru CuliucUnit plans are streamlined and compact. The skip-stop elevator system allows any unit not located on a corridor floor to span the entire depth of the floor plate, providing cross ventilation and through-views.  Furniture, such as a desk in the deep window well created adjacent to a closet, is closely integrated with the architecture. Save this picture!PlansThe façade of Peabody Terrace reflects Sert’s desire to “bring the color and life of the Mediterranean to the white cubist architecture of northern Europe.” (2) Shear walls are mainly blank and constructed out of cast-in-place concrete. Other walls consist of precast concrete and glazing. Save this picture!© Michelle MillerLayered on top of the weighty concrete walls, a light armature of balconies in a staggered pattern provide exterior living space and reflect the variation of interior unit plans. The bright white color and shifting of louvers bring lightness and dynamism to the elevations. Operable ventilation panels adjacent to windows in bright red and green add splashes of vibrant color.Save this picture!© Flickr user eileansiarArchitectural critic Robert Campbell observed that “Peabody Terrace is a building beloved by architects and disliked by almost everyone else.” (3)  Sert, Jackson and Grouley received the prestigious Harleston Parker Medal from the BSA and the Gold Medal of the AIA and for the design and construction of the project. Reviews in architectural publications at the time of the project’s completion were generally positive and focused on the design’s departure from contemporary modern housing projects.  A 1964 article in Progressive Architecture credited Peabody Terrace with creating  “an efficiently workable interior arrangement, a lively sequence of exterior spaces, and a fluent continuity from low to high, and from old to new structures.” (4)  Thirty years later in 1994, the same publication noted in an article entitled “Yesterday’s Paradigm, Today’s Problem” that the project had become “an embarrassment to Harvard, and the last resort of graduate students who couldn’t find a better place to live.” (5)  Renovations completed in 1996 by Bruner/Cott addressed a number of issues while keeping all major tenets of Sert’s design largely intact. Improvements included repairs to cast in place concrete, total replacement of windows, expanded kitchens, an accessibility review, and upgrades to all critical building systems. Progressive Architecture commented that because of the renovations, “Peabody Terrace may now be rehabilitated in terms of its place in history, as well as its function at Harvard.” (5) In 2013, common spaces were renovated and the landscaped terrace received a complete overhaul. Save this picture!© David Kurtis www.davidkurtis.comSave this picture!View from an apartment balcony. Image © Alexandru CuliucFor more on Sert’s work in Cambridge, see this article on the now demolished Martin Luther King Elementary School.Notes(1) Campbell, Robert, in the film “J.L. Sert/A Nomadic Dream.”(2) Campbell, Robert, in the film “J.L. Sert/A Nomadic Dream.”(3) Campbell, Robert, “Why Don’t the Rest of Us Like the Buildings the Architects Like?”, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Summer 2004): 22. (4) “Harvard’s new married student housing.” Progressive Architecture 45, 122-[133].(5) Dixon, John Morris. 1994. “Yesterday’s paradigm, today’s problem.” Progressive Architecture 75, no. 6: 100-107.SourcesCott, Lee. 2003. “Why architects love Peabody Terrace.” Architecture Boston, 6, no. 4: 20-25.Goldhagen, Sarah Williams. 2005. “The production of locality in Josep Luis Sert’s Peabody terrace.” Harvard Design Magazine no. 22″Harvard’s new married student housing.” Progressive Architecture 45, 122-[133]J.L. Sert/A Nomadic Dream.  http://www.jlsertfilm.comMcManus, Otile. 2003. “Why the public (still) hates Peabody Terrace.” Architecture Boston, 6, no. 4: 26-28.Mixed Use Architecture, Apartments, Dorms•Cambridge, United States “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

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Boeing 747 named after UNICEF’s successful fundraising programme

first_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Trading Howard Lake | 8 May 2004 | News British Airways has named one of its Boeing 747 aircraft “Change for Good” to commemorate its 10-year fundraising partnership with UNICEF.The Change for Good campaign has raised over £17 million in loose change donated by BA’s passengers. To mark the 10th anniversary of the campaign Queen Elizabeth unveiled the aircraft named “Change for Good” at Heathrow airport. There can be few fundraising programmes that have received this level of recognition.UNICEF were fortunate in attracting even more press coverage for the event than they might have expected: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore stepped in to give the curtain a quick tug when the Queen’s unveiling didn’t quite work. Moore’s role as James Bond generated many stories along the lines of “The Name Was Bond, Your Majesty” and “On her Majesty’s service”. Advertisement Boeing 747 named after UNICEF’s successful fundraising programme 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.last_img read more

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Glowsticks.co.uk text ad

first_img Howard Lake | 6 March 2010 | News Glowsticks.co.uk text ad AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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En el espíritu del Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. los trabajadores de Bessemer luchan por justicia

first_imgEl 29 de marzo concluyeron unas históricas elecciones sindicales después de que 5.800 trabajadores de los almacenes de Amazon, más del 80% de ellos afroamericanos, votaran para ser representados por el Sindicato de Minoristas, Almacenes y de tiendas por departamentos en Bessemer, Alabama, cerca de Birmingham. Podrían pasar semanas o incluso meses antes de que el resultado de la votación sea oficial. Manifestación en Staten Island, Nueva York, a favor de los trabajadores de Bessemer, organizada por el Congreso de Trabajadores Esenciales y el trabajador despedido de Amazon Chris Smalls, el 30 de marzo. WW Photo: Toni ArensteinPero tanto si los trabajadores de Bessemer ganan como si pierden las elecciones, su intento de sindicarse en una de las mayores empresas privadas del mundo provocará inevitablemente un efecto dominó en la organización de los trabajadores, no sólo para que un millón de trabajadores de Amazon se organicen en Estados Unidos, sino también para que lo hagan los trabajadores de otros sectores, ya sea a tiempo completo o parcial. (tinyurl.com/z436k92j)Lo que está ocurriendo en Bessemer tiene enormes implicaciones internacionales. El 22 de marzo, los trabajadores de Amazon en toda Italia, organizados por tres sindicatos, convocaron una huelga de un día que galvanizó a 30-40.000 trabajadores y afectó a toda la cadena logística de Amazon en el país. Y los trabajadores de Alemania han convocado una huelga de cuatro días antes del 4 de abril en seis centros de Amazon para obligar al conglomerado a reconocer los convenios colectivos. Un importante impulso para los trabajadores de Bessemer Amazon, además de exigir mejores condiciones laborales y salariales, ha sido la pandemia de COVID-19. Se ha informado de que más de 20.000 trabajadores de Amazon han contraído el virus debido a las inseguras condiciones de trabajo en los almacenes y centros de distribución de la empresa. Cuando una corporación como Amazon obtiene unas ganancias de más de $386.000 millones de dólares en 2020 -un aumento del 38% respecto al año anterior- y su director general y fundador Jeff Bezos vale $186.000 millones de dólares, no hay excusa para que ningún trabajador esté expuesto al COVID en ninguna planta de Amazon, salvo la avaricia capitalista de la empresa y el desprecio insensible por el bienestar de los trabajadores.El Dr. King y la huelga de 1968Huelga de los trabajadores de la sanidad, Memphis, Tennessee, 1968.El 4 de abril se cumplirá el 53º aniversario del asesinato del reverendo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. en 1968. Pocos días antes de ser asesinado en el balcón de su habitación del Motel Lorraine de Memphis (Tennessee), King había apoyado la huelga de 1.300 trabajadores de raza negra del Departamento de Obras Públicas de Memphis, que exigían condiciones de trabajo seguras y mejores salarios. Estos trabajadores ganaban un salario de esclavo de $.65 centavos la hora.  Lo que precipitó la huelga del 12 de febrero de 1968 fue que dos trabajadores de saneamiento, Robert Walker y Echol Cole, murieron aplastados el 1 de febrero por un camión que funcionaba mal. La ciudad se negó a indemnizar a las familias por sus muertes evitables.  La huelga podría haberse evitado si el alcalde racista de Memphis, Henry Loeb, hubiera apoyado la resolución aprobada por el consejo municipal local que reconocía el derecho de los trabajadores a ser organizados por la AFSCME. En cambio, Loeb anuló la votación, lo que condujo a la huelga. La policía de Memphis atacó brutalmente a los huelguistas ese 23 de febrero. El Dr. King esperaba anunciar un paro laboral en toda la ciudad en marzo para incluir a los trabajadores y estudiantes en solidaridad con los trabajadores de la sanidad, pero una tormenta de nieve frustró ese esfuerzo, junto con factores políticos.  Ante una reunión masiva de 25.000 líderes de los derechos civiles y líderes sindicales en Memphis aquel 18 de marzo, King les dijo: “Ustedes están demostrando que podemos permanecer juntos. Estáis demostrando que todos estamos atados en una sola prenda de destino, y que si una persona negra sufre, si una persona negra está abajo, todos estamos abajo”. (tinyurl.com/66wjj45w)  La noche anterior a su asesinato, el 3 de abril, King pronunció su famoso discurso “He estado en la cima de la montaña”. El 16 de abril, después de su muerte, la huelga terminó con un acuerdo provisional entre la AFSCME y la ciudad.  King esperaba que el éxito de la huelga de Memphis sirviera de trampolín para su campaña nacional de la Marcha de los Pobres, con el fin de vincular la lucha por los derechos civiles con la lucha contra la pobreza y por la justicia económica. Pero su asesinato hizo que este esfuerzo se detuviera abruptamente.   De Memphis a Bessemer: la misma lucha, el mismo combateA pesar de sus opiniones burguesas, pacifistas y no violentas, el Dr. King estaba dispuesto a entregar su vida a todos los aspectos de la justicia social, desde los derechos civiles hasta los derechos de los trabajadores. Comprendió que no se puede tener una libertad sin la otra. El Dr. King estaba ampliando su perspectiva política más allá de Estados Unidos cuando criticó la guerra criminal e imperialista de Estados Unidos en Vietnam.  En su poderoso discurso “Más allá de Vietnam”, pronunciado el 3 de abril de 1967 en la iglesia Riverside de Nueva York, el Dr. King afirmó: “Las bombas de Vietnam explotan en casa” en relación con la creciente pobreza en Estados Unidos.  Si el Dr. King estuviera vivo hoy y físicamente capaz, estaría en las calles con Black Lives Matter luchando contra la brutalidad policial y la supremacía blanca. A partir de 1955, el Dr. King comenzó su activismo político siendo el portavoz más visible de miles de personas negras, que participaron colectivamente en el Boicot de los Autobuses de Montgomery para acabar con la segregación racista en los autobuses, donde los pasajeros negros eran relegados a la parte trasera del autobús a instancias de los pasajeros blancos. Cuando los negros demostraron su poder caminando al trabajo todos los días durante un año y organizando sus propios viajes compartidos, no sólo derrotaron este edicto de segregación local, sino que encendieron el moderno Movimiento por los Derechos Civiles.  El siguiente gran paso se dio 10 años después con la marcha de Selma a Montgomery, en marzo de 1965, para exigir el derecho al voto para los negros. Tras las crueles palizas y asesinatos de mártires como Jimmy Lee Jackson, Viola Liuzzo y el reverendo James Reeb, el presidente racista Lyndon Baines Johnson se vio obligado a firmar la Ley de Derecho al Voto tres meses después de la marcha y otras protestas masivas. Este derecho democrático burgués al voto está ahora siendo desafiado una vez más por las fuerzas republicanas, principalmente de derecha, que buscan más y más la supresión de los votantes entre los negros y otras personas de color en Georgia y en otros lugares.  Hoy, la voz del Dr. King sería una de las más fuertes para mostrar su solidaridad con el derecho de los trabajadores de Bessemer Amazon a organizarse. Elevaría el papel de liderazgo de los trabajadores negros contra el racismo al que se enfrentan por parte de los gerentes y propietarios blancos de Amazon, y hablaría en favor del derecho de sindicación de todos los trabajadores, que siempre ha sido un reto en el sur de Estados Unidos.  Los trabajadores de Bessemer Amazon habrían tenido un importante amigo y aliado en el Dr. King, basado en su heroico legado de lucha por los trabajadores más oprimidos. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more