Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ke)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarkets Limited is a leading retail company in Kenya which sells food, non-food and textile products as well as general merchandise through a network of Uchumi retail outlets. The company also provides property management services. Products in its retail range include fresh fruit and vegetables, health bread and pastries and a wide variety of quality merchandise. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited has 20 stores located in the major towns and cities in Kenya, ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Uchumi Supermarkets Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Want dividends? I’d steer clear of this value trap!

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Paul Summers A little over a year ago, I suggested Frankie & Benny’s owner Restaurant Group (LSE: RTN) had all the makings of a value trap. Since then, its share price has declined 20%. Considering how well markets performed in 2019, that’s quite an achievement.The shares are down again today, despite what looks to be encouraging full-year results and a positive outlook. I don’t think it’s hard to spot why. 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…Sales up Like-for-like sales rose 2.7% over the year to 29 December, with total sales up 56.4% to £1.07bn, thanks to the takeover of noodle chain Wagamama in 2018. Adjusted pre-tax profit also rose to £74.5m, compared to £53.2m in 2018. That said, the company reported a loss of £37.3m on a statutory basis, due to the underperformance of its leisure sites. Reflecting on today’s results, relatively new CEO Andy Hornby said the company’s prospects had been “transformed” by the Wagamama acquisition (despite a significant minority of its shareholders voting against the deal at the time). Ahead-of-schedule cost savings were also highlighted.As a result of outperforming its markets, Restaurant Group now plans to focus on continuing to grow this and its Concessions and Pubs businesses at the expense of its Leisure portfolio. It’s aiming to reduce the number of sites of the latter, from 350 to between 260 and 275 by the end of next year. The company also plans to tackle its not-insignificant debt pile.Unfortunately, all this will come at a cost to those already holding, with the £600m-cap business announcing today that it will “temporarily suspend” its dividend. Cue another drop in the share price (6%, as I type).Restaurant Group traded on a forecast price-to-earnings multiple of 9 before markets opened this morning. With investors continuing to fret over the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy, I can’t see the shares heading significantly higher anytime soon, especially as prospective buyers will no longer be compensated for having the patience to wait for a sustained recovery in trading.Factor in the hugely competitive environment in which it operates and the possibility that its entry into the US market might not go as smoothly as hoped and Restaurant Group remains firmly in my ‘avoid’ pile. One to watchDespite today’s downbeat update on how the coronavirus was affecting trading, I’d be far more likely to grab a slice of travel concessions business SSP Group (LSE: SSPG).Admittedly, now might not be the time to buy. While trading in the UK, Continental Europe and North America (which account for the vast majority of the company’s revenues) has been as expected, operations in other parts of the world have suffered. Passenger numbers at airports in China are roughly 90% lower year-on-year, with declines of 70% in Hong Kong, and between 25% and 30% in countries such as Singapore and Thailand. All this means SSP now expects sales in February will be 50% lower year-on-year in the Asia Pacific region. With operations in the Middle East and India also affected, this will likely reduce revenue by £10m-£12m and operating profit by roughly £4m-£5m.  Clearly, SSP’s share price could face further pressure as the story develops. Nevertheless, I remain attracted to the company’s geographical spread and its ‘captive audience’ business model. As markets continue to head lower, this is one stock firmly on my watchlist as a potential long-term buy.   Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of SSP Group. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Want dividends? I’d steer clear of this value trap! Paul Summers | Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 | More on: RTN SSPG last_img read more

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How I’d retire early on a passive income from UK shares with just £50 a week

first_imgHow I’d retire early on a passive income from UK shares with just £50 a week 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. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Sunday, 8th November, 2020 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The stock market crash has highlighted the short-term volatility that passive income investors can experience when holding UK shares. However, over the long run, the stock market has the potential to deliver impressive returns that can lead to a surprisingly large nest egg.Through building a diverse portfolio of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares with solid financial positions, an investor could purchase small amounts of stocks regularly to retire early on a growing income.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…Diversifying across UK shares to reduce riskDiversification may not be the foremost consideration for any investor when investing money in UK shares. For example, they may be more interested in return prospects or earnings growth.However, diversification can reduce risk and improve long-term returns. For example, a portfolio containing a small number of stocks is reliant on a limited number of businesses for its returns. Should any one of them experience difficult operating conditions that cause a fall in their share price, it may lead to disappointing returns.By contrast, a diverse portfolio of UK shares is less reliant on any individual company for its returns. This may mean less risk, as well as a larger portfolio value in the long run that can deliver a more generous passive income.Investing money in the best stocksThe stock market crash has highlighted the importance of buying UK shares with solid financial positions. They’re more likely to survive a period of weaker sales growth that can come along at any time without warning.As such, identifying companies with solid balance sheets, low debt levels, and access to liquidity may be a sound move for any long-term investor to make. They may be less likely to fold under economic pressure. Also, they may be more capable of gradually expanding their market presence to deliver higher profitability as their peers struggle to survive.Investing after the stock market crashInvesting money in UK shares after the stock market crash could be a logical means of building a retirement nest egg from which to draw a passive income. Valuations across the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are relatively low at present, due to weak investor sentiment. Over time, this is likely to change. Investors who buy undervalued shares today may be able to generate impressive returns that are ahead of those of the wider market in an economic recovery.Even if an investor matches the FTSE 100’s 8% annual total returns, regular investing could lead to a generous passive income in retirement. For example, a £50 weekly investment at an 8% return could be worth as much as £325,000 over a 30-year time period. From that, an annual passive income of £13,000 could be drawn on to supplement the State Pension.Clearly, investing more money in UK shares for longer could lead to a higher portfolio value and a larger income. However, the example serves to show that buying a diverse range of high-quality companies for the long term can improve an investor’s prospects of retiring early. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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Safety comes first in Brazil as ambulance drives straight onto the field during play

first_imgThursday Sep 27, 2018 Safety comes first in Brazil as ambulance drives straight onto the field during play We’ve seen all sorts of strange things happen on rugby fields over the years, but this must be up there with one of the craziest, and potentially also the most dangerous.ADVERTISEMENTThe bizarre incident took place in last weekend’s Brazil national premiership quarter-final between Poli-USP and São José.As the story goes, the paramedics were apparently told that they could enter the pitch to treat minor injuries without the game having to be stopped. But for some reason, they decided it was a good idea to do so by actually driving onto the field in an ambulance.As you can see, the run of play almost went straight into the vehicle. Thankfully, there were no further injuries. But if there were, help was nearby.São José won the first leg 30-29 with the second leg to be played this Saturday… hopefully without any ambulances on the field. credit: Rugby m1L Gr4UADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Amateur , See it to Believe it Related Articles 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down… 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round… 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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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TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

first_img Mexico TOC House / Elías Rizo ArquitectosSave this projectSaveTOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos Architects: Elías Rizo Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2007 TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos Projects Area:  320 m² Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily photographs:  Marcos García, Mito CovarrubiasPhotographs:  Marcos Garcia, Mito CovarrubiasText description provided by the architects. This unique vacation house is located near Tapalpa in a secluded forested area. The house adapts to its surrounding through two volumes that define the usage areas. The first volume is where all daytime activities happen: the entrance, dining room, kitchen, living room, and terrace. This volume is elevated, generating a dialog with the surrounding forest.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedThe second volume contains the private areas. The bedrooms are connected by a hallway with a horizontal window that frames the forest outside. The area that connects both volumes is articulated through an entrance hall built with walls of flagstone and wood. These regional materials generate a feeling of absolute respect for the surrounding environment.Save this picture!© Marcos GarcíaThe goal of this project was to redefine the concept of the typical country house so common in this region. This request by the client, a young family in search of a holiday retreat outside the city, was fundamental for the outcome of this work.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessMolí d’en Xema School and Son Boga Nursery / BB ArquitectesArticlesCarlsberg, Plot 8 Winning Proposal / Various ArchitectsArticles Share CopyHouses•Tapalpa, Mexico “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/277950/toc-house-elias-rizo-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Marcos García+ 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/277950/toc-house-elias-rizo-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs “COPY” 2007 CopyAbout this officeElías Rizo ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTapalpaHousesMexicoPublished on October 14, 2012Cite: “TOC House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos” 14 Oct 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?TOC 别墅 / Elías Rizo 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 Year: last_img read more

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Compact House in Kuramae / Kawakubo Tomoyasu Architects & Asso…

first_img Projects Architects: Kawakubo Tomoyasu Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeKawakubo Tomoyasu Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookTaito CityJapanPublished on October 23, 2019Cite: “Compact House in Kuramae / Kawakubo Tomoyasu Architects & Associates” 22 Oct 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想阅读文章的中文版本吗?东京紧凑住宅 / 川久保智康建筑设计事务所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 Compact House in Kuramae / Kawakubo Tomoyasu Architects & Associates Japan “COPY” Photographs:  Toshihiro Sobajima Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Photographs ArchDaily Area:  70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2016 CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Taito City, Japan Save this picture!© Toshihiro Sobajima+ 43Curated by Paula Pintos Share Compact House in Kuramae / Kawakubo Tomoyasu Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveCompact House in Kuramae / Kawakubo Tomoyasu Architects & Associates Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Panasonic, Toto, Acor, NOZAWA, Trimble Navigation Design Team:Tomoyasu Kawakubo, Yasuo Miyazawa.Engineering:Kume Structural Research & Development OfficeConsultants:Comodo Facility PlanningCity:Taito CityCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectText description provided by the architects. The site faces the narrow alley of Kuramae-downtown. There are quite a few communities in the alley. This house encourages local exchange by the extension of the alley having the first floor connected to the street. The Plan allows the residents to efficiently move back and forth on the ladder-like stairs between the Dining/Kitchen (2F) and the private room on the third floor, while ensuring privacy.Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaSave this picture!3rd floor planSave this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaThe staircase acts like a light-well allowing natural light from the windows of the upper floors.  At the same time, a soft air circulation system is created to maintain a constant indoor thermal environment in the dwelling unit. The site is narrow with a frontage of 3.3 m and 9 m long. Due to laws and regulation of the restricted zone, the building is required to be fireproof if it surpasses a certain size even if it is a relatively small house.Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaOn the contrary, we can secure a relatively large floor space if the restrictions in the building area consider the advantage of not being restricted, even if the land is small. The exterior wall and the core structure had to be made fireproof while maintaining a light weight structure for the site’s soil condition.Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaSave this picture!Section 04Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaTo maximize floor area, the use of the steel frame and finishing materials were made thin and lightweight. The method of construction was tricky and had to maintain a minimum distance from the neighboring buildings. The structure and outer wall materials were determined based on these conditions.Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaProject gallerySee allShow lessStay_Soar Housing / studio_suspicionSelected ProjectsZhongshuge Minhang Store / X+LivingSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926930/compact-house-in-kuramae-kawakubo-tomoyasu-architects-and-associates Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926930/compact-house-in-kuramae-kawakubo-tomoyasu-architects-and-associates Clipboard Lead Architects: Tomoyasu Kawakubolast_img read more

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Personal Social Responsibility: A Powerful Workbook for Being Socially Responsible in Business

first_img Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 2 December 2008 | News 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.center_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Personal Social Responsibility: A Powerful Workbook for Being Socially Responsible in Businesslast_img read more

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Discounted Will-writing service from Co-op marks Remember A Charity in your Will week

first_img  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  95 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: legacy fundraising Remember a Charity Discounted Will-writing service from Co-op marks Remember A Charity in your Will week Members of the Remember A Charity consortium can offer their charity supporters discounts of up to 20% on Will-writing services via Co-Op Legal Services.Charity supporters that take up the offer will be able to write their Will online and access legal advice from Co-op’s specialist advisory team over the telephone.With the Remember A Charity discount, customers can get up to 20% off Co-op’s Will Writing Services with prices starting from only £99 + VAT (£118.80) for a standard single Will or £169 + VAT (£202.80) for standard mirror Wills. Customers accessing the service via phone will need to quote ‘Remember A Charity’.The discount is open to anyone, not solely supporters of charities that are members of the Remember a Charity consortium.The partnership has been announced on the first day of Remember A Charity in your Will Week (11-17 September 2017), the annual campaign to promote and encourage charitable bequests in people’s Wills. This is the fifth year that Co-Op Legal Services have partnered with Remember A Charity.James Antoniou, Head of Wills for Co-op Legal Services said: “We work with a number of large and smaller charities offering affordable Will-writing services to their supporters.   As such we understand that there is certainly a desire for clients to leave charitable gifts of all types in Wills for a variety of reasons and this is something that the charities heavily rely on. These gifts can be small or large and they don’t necessarily have to be financial.” Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity added: “We hope this Remember A Charity Week will encourage even more people to consider how they can have their say on the world they want to pass on. If everyone left just a small amount to good causes, once they’ve taken care of loved ones, it could make an enormous difference for future generations.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Howard Lake | 11 September 2017 | News Advertisement 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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Conferencia une fuerzas del movimiento negro del sur

first_imgSavannah, Georgia“La profunda crisis que enfrenta el pueblo negro requiere una acción audaz y radical”, comienza el borrador del Manifiesto para la Liberación Negra que se distribuyó en la Conferencia Organizativa en el Sur sobre Derechos Humanos (SHROC X), celebrada en Savannah, Georgia del 12 al 14 de diciembre.Este poderoso encuentro reunió principalmente a activistas negras/os de muchos estados del sur para discutir las campañas y las condiciones de la región y el desarrollo de estrategias para la construcción de un movimiento anti-racista de ddhh, así como el resurgimiento de un movimiento nacional unificado de liberación negra.El enfoque de la conferencia fue la emergente rebelión en el país contra los asesinatos y el terror racista de la policía. Con el tema “Guerra, Crisis y Represión – Sin Justicia no hay Paz”, la conferencia conectó la guerra interna contra la América Negra con las dos guerras sin fin en el exterior y la crisis económica del capitalismo en un callejón sin salida.En su discurso de apertura, Ajamu Baraka, organizador y activista veterano de ddhh, habló de cómo la crisis capitalista, que ha dejado a millones de personas en EUA permanente y estructuralmente desempleadas, junto a la supremacía blanca sistemática, está creando la base material de esta enorme plaga de terror racista de la policía.La conferencia fue organizada para honrar la vida y la lucha de Troy Davis, un hombre inocente ejecutado por el estado de Georgia en septiembre de 2011 tras cumplir 20 años de prisión bajo una acusación falsa. Amigos y familiares de Davis lucharon muchos años por su libertad, sabiendo que era inocente. Davis era de Savannah y su familia participó en la SHROC X.Kim Davis, la hermana de Davis, habló de cómo en una de las luchas finales para liberar a su hermano, un juez de la Corte de Apelaciones del 11º Circuito rechazó la apelación, negándose a considerar las pruebas que habían sido ignoradas durante 20 años.  La comunidad se refiere al Condado de Chatham donde ocurrió esta farsa, como “Condado Cheat-em” [nota ed: juego de palabras en inglés donde “cheat” quiere decir “engañar”].En las paredes había retratos de otras personas negras muertas o encarceladas recientemente por departamentos de policía en el país, entre ellos Charles Smith, un joven baleado y muerto mientras estaba esposado por la policía de Savannah en septiembre 2014.  Otras/os fotografiados incluyen Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Renisha McBride y Trayvon Martin.  También había fotos de Marissa Alexander, Monica Jones y CeCe McDonald, tres mujeres negras, dos de ellas trangénero, quienes fueron encarceladas por defenderse. McDonald fue liberada recientemente.Jamala Rogers, de la Organización por la Lucha Negra en St. Louis, habló sobre las acciones espontáneas diarias en Ferguson, Misuri.  Habló sobre el fuerte y valiente liderazgo emergiendo de jóvenes negras/os, incluyendo grupos como Hands Up United establecido por Taureen “Tory” Russell y el poeta Tef Poe.La conferencia también enfocó las luchas obreras del sur por la justicia económica y el empoderamiento. Muchas/os de la Asamblea de Trabajadoras/es del Sur (SWA por sus siglas en inglés) y del Congreso de Trabajadoras/es Unidos discutieron la lucha contra el racismo, las leyes reaccionarias llamadas “derecho a trabajar” (por menos), y otras cuestiones que enfrentan las/os trabajadores de la región como la lucha por $15/hr y un sindicato.Un poderoso panel incluyó a Lisa López, una ex-trabajadora de Walmart miembro de OUR Walmart;  Alfred Marshall, del Centro de Trabajadores de Nueva Orleans;  Bernetta Lanier, de la Asoc. Internacional de Estibadores, L-1414;  Jerome Irwin, conductor de autobús escolar del Condado de Chatham empleado por First Student, un contratista privado de autobuses escolares;  Sarah White, del Centro de Trabajadores de Mississippi;  y una mujer de la Alianza Nacional de Trabajadoras/es del Hogar en Atlanta.Irwin, organizador del sindicato Teamsters, habló sobre los esfuerzos para organizar a las/os 500 empleados de First Student.  Habló de un reciente acuerdo que resultó en pago anual. Según Irwin, esta es la primera vez que el pago anual se ha negociado en el país con una compañía privada de autobuses escolares. También habló de una importante victoria en la que 19 trabajadoras/es fueron recontratados después de ser despedidos en 2006, resultando en la paga de $250.000 en salarios atrasados divididos entre las/os trabajadores.Los Teamsters también continúan con su campaña iniciada en 1995 para organizar a los conductores de camiones en el Puerto de Savannah. Campañas similares de Teamsters están ocurriendo en todo el país, incluso en Long Beach, Calif.Con cara al futuro, el SWA está tratando de organizar piquetes en los sitios de trabajo en todo el sur apoyando al movimiento Black Lives Matter — un esfuerzo para que los sindicatos participen más en los levantamientos que están sucediendo en todo el país.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The hard work of keeping the trains running

first_imgThe 600,000 or so people who daily use the transportation hub at Penn Station here depend on maintenance-of-way (MW) workers. These people maintain the tracks so trains can operate safely. Signal maintainers are also needed. Other workers provide information, sell tickets, clean cars and clean the station itself.All these workers must confront the dilapidation of the 107-year-old Penn Station. Amtrak, which is controlled by the U.S. government, has been underfunded since it was founded in 1971.Both New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Railroad are commuter railroads that use Penn Station, with a big increase in the number of passengers since 20 years ago. Their 1,200 daily trains make repairs difficult.April 3 derailmentThe key role that MW workers play can be seen in the April 3 derailment of a NJT commuter train carrying about 1,200 passengers. Three cars in the middle of the train, which was traveling very slowly, came off the rails. This was the second derailment in less than two weeks.The workers’ first task was to get all passengers off the train; there were no major injuries because of the slow speed. Then the re-railing of the cars was a tricky and risky job for workersThe derailment occurred near where switches are thrown to direct incoming trains to their platforms. The MW workers had to be protected from the trains. Dispatchers provided some protection, but workers needed to spot trains and sound a warning to pause the work.This small safeguard was mandated by the 2016 amended Roadway Protection Act, one of the rare national worker-­protection laws passed in the U.S. in the last 30 years.Amtrak, demonstrating a reckless attitude toward worker and rider safety, later admitted that a wooden tie had rotted and that it knew about the problem, but didn’t think it serious enough to replace.May 3 sewage leakOn May 3 a big sewage leak came down from anFor the cleanup, maintenance workers needed rubber gloves and mops. Some had hats or handkerchiefs over their hair.Based on photo coverage by the Daily News, it doesn’t appear any other protective gear was issued to workers handling the seemingly raw sewage.As the sewage flow lasted until the late afternoon, both Amtrak and the LIRR made a point of announcing that train service wasn’t interrupted.The Penn Station MW workers are covered by a union affiliated with the Teamsters, but many workers in the passenger areas don’t have union protection.Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using the Penn Station incidents to call for turning Amtrak construction and management over to “a private-sector operator.” (Albany Times-Union, May 21)But a move to privatization will not provide better safety, wages or benefits for Penn Station workers.Workers know this, and those at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have been rallying for months to improve their working conditions.Service Employees Local 32BJ announced May 16 that it is organizing for legislation to raise wages to $18 an hour for workers at New York airports and at private companies providing services at bus terminals and train stations. (New York Times, May 16)The union campaign would cover as many as 40,000 workers in those ­locations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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