Small firms downbeat on jobs

first_img Show Comments ▼ Share Monday 18 April 2011 8:10 pm Small firms downbeat on jobs Employment at small firms took a knock in the first three months of the year, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said yesterday. A negative balance of -6.5 per cent of companies reported a decreased headcount in the first-quarter, the FSB’s latest index showed. The figure was worse than expected, after a negative balance of just -2.5 per cent expecting any reductions in staff at the end of 2010. The confidence index remained in negative territory in every quarter last year. whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

National Breweries Plc 2012 Annual Report

first_imgNational Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileNational Breweries Plc produces, packages and markets traditional sorghum beer products in Zambia. Popular variants of its opaque beer are Chibuku Shake-Shake and Chibuku Super. The Chibuku beer brands are packaged in cartons and returnable plastic bottles and distributed through a nationwide network. The world-leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, has a 70% majority shareholding in National Breweries but the company is considering sharing a controlling stake to Delta Corporation which is one of the largest holding companies in Zimbabwe by market value. National Breweries is a subsidiary of Zambia Breweries Plc which was previously majority-owned by SAB Miller. National Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wales positive despite loss

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Morgan (Stoddart) also looked sharp and dangerous on the ball tonight and we know about his attacking abilities,” continued Gatland. “We thought we might lose him to injury early on in the game but he dug deep and had a good game.” CARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 04: Wales player Jonathan Davies in action during the RBS 6 Nations Championship match between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium on February 4, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Wales head to Murrayfield next week hoping to rediscover their winning form, and captain Matthew Rees can’t wait to get back on the pitch.“We’re frustrated and we need to bounce back, and there’s no better way of doing that than going up to Murrayfield,” said Rees. “We’ll take a lot of positives from today – individuals played well and we weren’t a million miles away. Now we just need to make sure we play well next week, but if we can just respect the ball a bit more I’m confident we can come away with a win.” The losing run continued for Wales on Friday night as England beat them 26-19 in the opening round of the Six Nations, but Warren Gatland and co were still able to take many positives from their team’s performance, and will go to Murrayfield believing they can win, writes Bea Asprey. “I can’t fault the effort of our guys,” said Gatland. “England spent more time in our 22, and they had more chances and took them, but there wasn’t a huge amount of difference between the two sides tonight.”Each team lost a man to the sin bin during the game – England’s Louis Deacon seeing yellow in the first half and Wales’ Craig Mitchell in the second – but only England managed to capitalise, with Ashton’s second try coming in the ninth minute of Mitchell’s absence, and Gatland admitted that at times his team was lacking the confidence to keep the ball in hand.“We tried to deliver the message to the players to keep the ball in hand, and we did talk about that at half time, but at times we kicked away too much ball,” admitted Gatland. “It’s about having the confidence to play.”But one positive Gatland will take from the game was Jonathan Davies’s performance in the midfield, and he said of the youngster: “I thought he was outstanding tonight. Seeing Jon Davies’s development over the last 16 months makes you realise he’s definitely one for the future. He’s strong, quick and powerful.last_img read more

Issana Beach House / Chinthaka Wickramage Associates

first_imgPhotographs:  Thilina Wijesiri Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Issana Beach House / Chinthaka Wickramage Associates “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883653/issana-beach-house-chinthaka-wickramage-associates Clipboard Photographs Area:  5950 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Tangalle, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage associates Area Area of this architecture project Projects Issana Beach House / Chinthaka Wickramage AssociatesSave this projectSaveIssana Beach House / Chinthaka Wickramage Associatescenter_img 2015 CopyAbout this officeChinthaka Wickramage associatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTangalle, Sri LankaTangalleSri LankaPublished on November 20, 2017Cite: “Issana Beach House / Chinthaka Wickramage Associates” 19 Nov 2017. 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883653/issana-beach-house-chinthaka-wickramage-associates Clipboard ArchDaily Houses Manufacturers: Grohe, Hafele, TottoEngineer:Keerthi RathnayakeClient:Richard J BurrowsArchitect In Charge:Chinthaka Wickramage, Nileeka SenerathCity:Tangalle, Sri LankaCountry:Sri LankaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Ground FloorRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsSave this picture!© Thilina WijesiriText description provided by the architects. Located between Matara and Thangalle on Sri Lanka’s lush South – Coast, “Issana Beach house” is ideally situated for visitors who wish to base themselves on a beach and explore the Southern region. At 200 kilometers from Colombo, it is close enough to reach in a few hours but further enough to remain quiet and unspoilt, away from heavy development and crowds at Bentota, Hikkaduwa & Unawatuna. Mahawela Beach, a 3 Kilometer crescent of light yellow sand, lapped by a turquoise sea, is rightly regarded as one of the finest on the South – Coast. Rocky Promontories at either end ensure that the current and waves remain placid, making it an ideal Beach for families and older travelers.Save this picture!© Thilina WijesiriThe design of this Beach Housel drew inspiration from the Vernacular Buildings of the nearby small towns and villages as well as the local culture.  Main Public Areas of the Beach house is located centrally, while Bed rooms were orientated in order to give the best possible ‘view’ of the Garden, the Beach and the Sea beyond while giving increasing Privacy to Guests.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Thilina WijesiriSimple Low Rise Buildings of this Beach House were designed to merge with the surrounding landscape with heavy reliance on locally available materials. Significant architectural features of the buildings include a mixture of plastered brick masonry walls and worm yellow colour random rubble walls, timber columned Verandahs and half round clay tiled steep roofs.Save this picture!© Thilina WijesiriUpper floors of the Beach house is made of light weight timber  / decks to give it a light and airy feeling and Japanese  touch. Visitor is first taken to a large Forecourt area before approaching the Reception. After checking-in the Visitor is “Squeezed “through a tall narrow Cathedral like triple height access Corridor to the relevant Bed rooms. The tall narrow corridor terminates in a triple height lounge area giving silhouetted Views of the Garden, the Beach and the Indian Ocean beyond. The garden  landscaped with tropical lush green vegetation is accessed through a cobble stone paved Pier complete with plunge pool etc. On one side of the Lobby is located the formal Dining area over-looking a Trapezium shaped courtyard with large tropical tree.Save this picture!© Thilina WijesiriKitchen, Pantry and the Laundry areas are tucked to the rear of the site. Overall the buildings express a contemporary Vernacular Sri Lankan architectural idiom.The public areas and Guest Bed rooms are Orientated towards the Garden, the beach and the Sea beyond.Main Lounge and the Upper floor Suite Bed room are rotated by 45o to facilitate maximum possible views of the “sunset” over the far away Bay. Different functions of the Beach House are Layed Out in order to optimize the views generated within the site towards the Garden, the Beach and the Sea. The Lounge and the Suite Bed Room wing are twisted by 45 degrees in order to maximize the views of the Sunset over the Indian Ocean and the nearby Bay.Project gallerySee allShow lessAluminium House / Ayutt and Associates DesignSelected ProjectsTake in The Views With This Prefabricated Curved Glass Sliding DoorsArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Thilina Wijesiri+ 28 Share “COPY” Year: last_img read more

CMA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura

first_imgArchDaily CMA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura Photographs 2018 Area:  720 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928916/cma-house-jacobsen-arquitetura Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•Angra dos Reis, Brazil Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject Team:Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen, Edgar Murata, Marcelo Vessoni, Christian Rojas, Fernanda Maeda, Victor Gonçalves, Raissa Simão, Eduardo Aparício, Ricardo Castelo Branco, Veridiana Ruzzante,Daniel Vannuchi, Tatiana Kamogawa, Mariana FerrettiConstructor:Construviva/Osborne ConstrutoraStructure:Abilitá Projetos EstruturaisElectric And Hydraulic:CPL Serviços TécnicosLighting:LightworksAir Conditioner:AerocoilLandscape:CenárioLand Area:1609 m²City:Angra dos ReisCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. With great overhangs, mashrabiya panels and glass sheets, this house was commissioned by a family that lives in Rio de Janeiro and spend most of their free time with friends in Angra dos Reis archipelago. Their main request was to be constantly connected to the ocean.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Plan – Ground FloorSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGBuilt with steel structure, rough stone, natural wood and glass, the house is sited in a steep slope over the ocean, with neighbors in both sides.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe access through an inclined plane take us from the parking lot to the upper floor, where are the bedrooms, which are open to the sea view. In this point, a pool and a courtyard act as filters over the transition from the outside to the inside.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in La Calera / Abdenur ArquitectosSelected ProjectsAlterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTENSelected Projects Share “COPY” “COPY” Year:  CMA House / Jacobsen ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCMA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928916/cma-house-jacobsen-arquitetura Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 19Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Brazil CopyAbout this officeJacobsen ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureAngra dos ReisBrazilPublished on November 22, 2019Cite: “CMA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura” [Residência CMA / Jacobsen Arquitetura] 22 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Rural House in Portugal / HBG Arquitectos

first_img 2020 Area:  1022 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945039/rural-house-in-portugal-hbg-arquitectos Clipboard Rural House in Portugal / HBG ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRural House in Portugal / HBG Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945039/rural-house-in-portugal-hbg-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses, House Interiors•Aldeia de João Pires, Portugal Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira Alves+ 35Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Year:  Henrique Barros-Gomes Rural House in Portugal / HBG Arquitectos “COPY” Lead Architect: ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs:  Ricardo Oliveira Alves Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Anicolor, Dow Building Solutions, Efapel, GSI, Mapei, Margres, Neuce, Ofa, Oli, Rodi, Saint-Gobain, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Around the Tree, CT – Cobert Telhas, Carpintaria António Neves Castanheira Sousa, JNF, Pladur Gypsum, Revestech, Roca, +4Sanitana, Teka, Velux, Vitrogres-4 Engineering:OMF – Engenharia de EdifíciosLandscape:HBG ArquitectosCity:Aldeia de João PiresCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesRecommended ProductsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. The brief was to transform an ancient community oven, owned by the client’s family for decades, into a comfortable, single bedroom vacation house, with space to gather the family when needed. The original construction was a small, single-story volume, with thick exposed granite walls and a gable roof. A walled area, including an almost ruined porch, complemented the property.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesSave this picture!Plan – Ground FloorSave this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesThe region has very cold winters and stifling summers. According to the brief, the intervention should also provide ease of use in both situations. Located in a small, well-preserved village in the rural centre of Portugal, close to the border, the house, as many others around it, was closed and unused for more than half a century. It had, however, a quiet dignity and a sad beauty. The potential was definitely there.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesThe project includes several proposals:-       To keep the beautiful external walls, raising them to the alignment of the adjoining construction, allowing for a bigger volumetry and the possibility of building a mezzanine.-       To maintain a discrete and traditional exterior, assuming the possibility of turning the interior into a much more contemporary and compelling space.-       To compensate for the lack of space by maximizing its use and reducing the partitions to the essential, while searching for a volumetric quality.-       To convert the walled area into a small garden, with a covered space to allow for external meals, and a water element to ease the torrid summers.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesAn austere exterior, materialized in rough granite, blends gently with the surrounding constructions, but contrasts with a clearly contemporary interior, delicately shaped into a cosy, warm, and comfortable space, that presents a surprising luminosity, taking into consideration that the traditional constructions of the area have usually dark and gloomy interiors. A loft-like interior gathers kitchen, living, and eating areas into a single space at the entry level, while the intimate areas are harboured in a mezzanine.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesThe main focal element of the entire intervention is the customised stair-bench-table-fireplace, that sets all the rules for the construction. This is the generating element of all the internal geometries, and the guiding thread of the entire project, which accentuates the verticality of the double height area. It is also a reinterpretation of Scarpa’s Olivetti Showroom in Venice, and a humble homage to the great Italian master.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesSave this picture!Section CSave this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesLight input is carefully controlled through wall and zenithal openings, that produce dramatic effects on the bush-hammered stone, and on the wooden elements that proliferate in the house, changing its ambience throughout the day. Customized carpentries help to add a sense of quality to the space, while providing for multiple storage areas. The walled patio includes a shed, a garden, a few trees that will hopefully age with the house, and a small stone cladded pond. A corten steel made raised flower bed awaits for the plants.Save this picture!© Ricardo Oliveira AlvesProject gallerySee allShow lessReduce, Reuse and Recycle: the Three R’s Rule Applied to ArchitectureArticlesFrancis Kéré: “I Am Privileged to Be Able to Serve My Community”Interviews Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeHBG ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn InstagramPortugalPublished on August 06, 2020Cite: “Rural House in Portugal / HBG Arquitectos” [Casa Rural / HBG Arquitectos] 06 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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 Architects: HBG Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Macmillan launches first direct response TV ad

first_img Howard Lake | 8 May 2003 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Individual giving Macmillan launches first direct response TV ad Macmillan Cancer Relief has launched its first ever television fundraising campaign to secure new donors and increase the awareness and understanding of Macmillan’s work.The new DRTV commercial aims to help Macmillan increase its supporter base by asking donors to give £3 a month via direct debit. The ad will also differentiate Macmillan from other cancer charities by communicating the message that Macmillan helps people to live their lives in spite of their cancer.The 90-second advert features a family designed to represent the thousands of families in the UK whose lives have been affected by cancer. The voiceover, provided by actor Jerome Flynn, tells the viewer that one person in the family has cancer.Without ever revealing which family member it is, it is then explained how when one person has cancer, their whole family is affected too. The ad describes the range of emotional, practical and medical services that Macmillan provides to support not only the cancer patient but also their families.A freephone telephone response number will appear throughout the ad to prompt prospective supporters.Ian Welch, Macmillan’s Direct Marketing Manager says: “Whilst many people know about the work of Macmillan’s nurses, few people know about the range of other services we provide. This was a very cost-effective way to combine fundraising with an awareness message. Many people who helped produce the commercial kindly donated their time and expertise for free or at reduced rates so thanks to them we were able to keep costs to a minimum.”The commercial was written and art directed by Nick Holmes and Dave Sturdy of creative agency Different Kettle and was directed by Susie Roberson of the Paul Weiland Film Company. It will first be aired on Monday 12 May 2003 at 10.56am on the satellite Travel Channel. It will be shown on satellite and cable TV channels including Channel Five (South), UK Horizons, Granada Plus, ITV News and Chart show ITV.  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  69 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more

Solidarity with striking SEPTA workers!

first_imgStatement of the Philadelphia branch of Workers World Party:On Nov. 1, the 4,700 workers in Transit Workers Union Local 234 shut down public transportation in Philadelphia. These courageous bus, train and trolley drivers and cashiers voted to strike two weeks ago, and they’re refusing to work until the board of directors of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) meets their needs of providing safe working conditions, quality health care and dignifying pensions. (TWU statement, Oct. 24)A hostile group of capitalists want to make these requests impossible.Pasquale T. Deon Sr. chairs the SEPTA board of directors. He’s a real estate and casino millionaire who routinely funds right-wing politicians with hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. (campaignmoney.com) Its other members are largely suburban businessmen and attorneys, all representing the interests of the billionaires, bankers and management. These interests continue to suck out millions in profits from public transportation across the U.S., meanwhile leaving working-class riders with lower quality services, especially in the most exploited and oppressed neighborhoods.Workers strike for the needs of communityThe closing of the subways, trolleys and bus routes will touch the lives of over 400,000 workers and students in the city. Black and Brown workers will be most directly impacted by the suspension of services. SEPTA management, not the workers, are at fault for the strike because they refused to negotiate a fair contract.While SEPTA can be the butt of jokes in the city, let’s restate that this is not the fault of workers in TWU Local 234.It’s a failure of management.It’s a failure of the board of directors. The system they represent exists to leave working-class Philadelphians literally waiting for a train that’s never coming. This system is a failure.Transit justice is what the workers of TWU Local 234 are fighting for. On Oct. 29, just three days before the strike, the bosses of SEPTA walked out of contract negotiations, refusing to discuss any “noneconomic” issues. (TWU statement, Oct. 29) Meanwhile, SEPTA directors are, essentially, only offering workers a contract of effective pay cuts and givebacks. SEPTA workers are right to deny such an insulting offer.Stand with the working class and the oppressed“An injury to one is an injury to all” is the essence of the labor movement. In a time when workers and their unions are on the defensive, this strike is a tremendous push.A win for SEPTA workers will be a win for all workers, including for nonunion, low-wage workers and workers fighting for $15 Now! — as well as for Philly teachers working without a contract for a fourth straight year.Now, it’s up to the community of workers as a whole to stand with the workers at SEPTA.Workers have all of the power in society when we act collectively. SEPTA workers on strike may even have the power to impact the turnout for the Democrat-heavy Philadelphia area during the Nov. 8 election.Anyone who considers themselves a fighter for justice and equality should support this tremendous struggle.Workers World Party stands with Local 234 and will do everything it can to support this struggle, as we have done in 1998 and 2009 during previous strikes.Contract justice now! No justice, no peace! [email protected] (610) 931-2615,  www.facebook.com/WWPhilly/FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

NY forum: Puerto Rican resistance fierce!

first_imgJocelyn Velázquez and Rogelio Maldonado.A new generation of revolutionaries shared their views with older ones at a program on Puerto Rico here on June 9, sponsored by the local ProLibertad Campaign and held at the Holyrood Episcopal Church in Manhattan’s Latinx community. Guests included Rogelio Maldonado and Jocelyn Velázquez with the Socialist Front of Puerto Rico.Velázquez explained to the gathering that their bilingual umbrella organization stands against the loss of their culture, with a strong love of Puerto Rico’s history. She said that “Puerto Rico doesn’t have a government. It has a colonial administration.”Discussing recent news of how Hurricane María has resulted in more than 4,695 deaths in Puerto Rico — with closed schools, homeless cities, a lack of electricity and health care in some areas, and people overall still deeply suffering six months later, Maldonado said, “The Puerto Ricans see how the U.S. doesn’t care.” Maldonado and others in the room wore t-shirts that read “Se Acabaron Promesa” — meaning “End Promesa,” a financial plan imposed on Puerto Rico by U.S. banks during the Barack Obama administration.Socialist organizers in Puerto Rico work to help provide food and a fightback that has succeeded in exposing privatization schemes, such as plans for charter schools and capitalist plans to take advantage of this time of crisis to cancel Puerto Rican workers’ benefits and rights. The June 9 forum explained how the island used to enjoy a publicly owned utility service and had more of a planned economy approach, in contrast to the direct control of services under Promesa, with private businesses and banks in charge. A fiscal board in Puerto Rico has imposed austerity measures on the people. Jocelyn spoke of how “the new generation of resistance sees the disaster is Puerto Rico’s imposed colonial relationship with the U.S.”A senior from ProLibertad spoke of the success of their socialist work against the storm difficulties, with more plans to fight further exploitation and the denial of self determination. Socialist organizers have helped lead the disruption of Promesa meetings and at least one San Juan Chamber of Commerce meeting, as well as the shutting down of a pro-capitalist newspaper.With reference to their 19-year-old socialist movement, Puerto Rican organizers insisted that “resistance is fierce in Puerto Rico!”WW photo: Anne PrudenFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

ArtCenter College of Design Names Karen Hofmann as New Provost, First Woman to Hold the Post in ArtCenter’s 88-Year History

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