Secretive chief takes centre stage

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL KCS-content PUBLICITY-SHY chief executive Ivan Glasenberg will end years of secrecy by putting the private firm centre stage in an initial public offering (IPO).The former South African and Israel champion race walker is known to be wary of the limelight, preferring relative anonymity.Yet the 54-year-old has recognised the constraints of a private partnership on Glencore, despite the scrutiny it will now come under from new shareholders and the public gaze.Glasenberg took the long road to the top, first starting as a coal trader for Glencore in 1983. He took a quarter of a century to become chief executive of the Swiss-based firm, taking the top job in 2002, via several senior positions in Australia, Hong Kong and Beijing.He has since built the firm into a commodities powerhouse, as one of the world’s biggest privately held firms. Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBecenter_img Secretive chief takes centre stage whatsapp Thursday 14 April 2011 9:08 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comlast_img read more

ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileAmalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited (ART) manufactures and distributes products in three key categories paper products, stationary and batteries. Its product portfolio is diverse; ranging from tissue paper, sanitary ware and disposable napkins to writing pens and automotive, solar and standby batteries. Its products fall under the brand names Exide, Eversharp, Softex and Chloride. The company also has substantial interests in timber plantations and offers forestry resources management services. ART has a southern African footprint, with a strong presence in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. Formerly known as Beachmont Trading Limited, its name changed to Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited in 2001. The company is a subsidiary of Taesung Chemical Company Limited and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

As the Powerhouse Energy share price falls, should I buy?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. As the Powerhouse Energy share price falls, should I buy? 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution”center_img Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now Christopher Ruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Christopher Ruane | Saturday, 19th June, 2021 | More on: PHE Since the start of the year, Powerhouse Energy (LSE: PHE) has lost over 40% of its value. While the Powerhouse Energy share price is still 54% up over the past 12 months, its recent performance has been weak.With the penny stock losing strength, is now a time to buy it for my portfolio?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…Powerhouse Energy and energy shiftsPowerhouse Energy has a proprietary technology that allows it to extract gas from used plastics. That gas contains hydrogen, which means that it can be used to fuel hydrogen cells.Based on that, the investment case for the company would seem to tick a lot of boxes. Plastic waste has been a mounting concern – and Powerhouse seems to offer a partial solution for that. Hydrogen is seen by many commentators as a replacement for fossil fuels – and Powerhouse can help with that too.Not only does the company seem to respond to current trends, it is moving forward commercially too. The first site using Powerhouse’s technology is expected to be operational in Ellesmere Port next year. A second plant is now planned, in West Dunbartonshire.The company has also had some success licensing its technology abroad. Last month, for example, the company announced heads of terms with a view to licensing the technology in Hungary and Greece. That deal alone could net Powerhouse €250,000.With positive developments like this, why has the Powerhouse Energy share price been falling?The falling Powerhouse share priceFirst, it’s worth noting that Powerhouse isn’t a new company. Its listing dates back over two decades. While it’s a penny stock now, it once hit a valuation more than 1,000 times higher than today. By this point, many investors have long since lost confidence in the stock, no matter how promising the latest business developments may seem. That is understandable, but it isn’t necessarily rational.Another concern when I look at the Powerhouse Energy share price is the company’s weak financial performance. Take its most recent annual report, covering 2019, as an example. The company – as has been the case for many years – didn’t report any revenue at all. It did sign a contract which ought to generate revenue in the future. But not a single penny came through the door in 2019. Meanwhile, the company lost £1.5m. The year before it also didn’t generate any revenue, and lost £2.3m.For a company spending money in research and development before launching a product widely that is understandable. But the Powerhouse Energy share price even at its current low level means the company is capitalised at more than £200m. I think to justify such a valuation, a lot of things need to go very well for the company in future. Its track record to date gives me limited basis for confidence that that will happen.I’m not buyingEven after its recent fall, I won’t buy Powerhouse Energy for my portfolio. As well as valuation concerns, risks include shareholder dilution if the company needs to raise funds, any teething problems at its first site incurring costs, and shifting environmental regulations affecting the attractiveness of its technology.I think its technology and growing commercial plans mean business prospects are improving. But its valuation seems rich to me for such an unproven business model.  Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

Anglican Church of Southern Africa rejects blessing of same-sex civil…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Same-Sex Blessings, Same-Sex Marriage Comments (4) Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Stephen Abraham says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Walter Brownridge says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Sep 30, 2016 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Rev. Bill Cruse says: Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel September 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm Well said Bill October 3, 2016 at 6:33 am To single out Bishops has very little to do with the spirit of transparency and accountability but the spirit of witch hunt. The Church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit has spoken its mind period. If you want to withhold your financial support as is the usual threat for those who follow the Gospel, the way is now open for you and the other lobbyists. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Africa, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Salley Stott says: Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Anglican Communion, September 30, 2016 at 5:16 pm I am heartened by ++Makgoba’s words, and call for silence, which i interpret as reverence and honoring the pain. Had the vote gone the other way, there still would be pain. This is a difficult issue for The Church, as we discern, hopefully with prayer and together. I believe God’s love knows no boundaries. That’s how I experience God’s love. A bishop said to me 16 years ago, “If I’m wrong, I’d rather be on the side of loving.” Inclusion is Christ-like. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. [Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa voted Sept. 30 to reject a proposal to allow “prayers of blessing” to be offered for people in same-sex civil unions under South African law.The vote was taken by the church’s Provincial Synod, its top legislative body, on a proposal by the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, which stretches from the northern suburbs of Cape Town to the Namibian border.The initial motion before the synod also proposed that bishops could provide for clergy who identify as LGBTI and are in legal same-sex civil unions to be licensed to minister in parishes. But the proposers withdrew this section before debate began.Opposition to the proposal was strongest among bishops, with 16 voting against and six in favor. Sixty-two percent of lay representatives to the synod voted against it (41 votes to 25), and 55 percent of clergy (42 to 34).The church includes Anglicans in Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and on the island of St. Helena. Same-sex marriage is allowed only under South African civil law.Before announcing the result, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba spoke of the “palpable pain” in the church over the vote:“I wish I was in Makgoba’s Kloof (his ancestral home) … because if one (of you) is pained and hurt, it pains me too and I have learned as a priest that there are no losers or winners in the kingdom of God.“The pain on both sides is palpable and tangible, and the image of a double-edged sword pierces me…”He added that “all is not lost.” He said the issue might hopefully be taken up again at the next Provincial Synod in 2019, and the church could also consider raising it at the next Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops in 2020.He also said the issue could be discussed at the local level in parishes and dioceses “so that we can continue to discern together the mind of God…”After announcing the vote, he called for silence “as we bring before God the pain that this outcome will cause to some members of this synod, some members of our parishes, some members of our church.” Anglican Church of Southern Africa rejects blessing of same-sex civil unions Rector Collierville, TN September 30, 2016 at 5:04 pm Tragic… Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Human Sexuality, last_img read more

More than 2000 gather in South Africa for Anglicans Ablaze

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC More than 2000 gather in South Africa for Anglicans Ablaze Anglican Communion New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Africa, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Oct 8, 2018 Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Anglican Communion News Service] More than 2,000 Anglicans from Southern Africa and around the world were in Durban, South Africa, last week for Anglicans Ablaze, an international conference within the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. The biennial event, which ran from Oct. 3 to 6, is a renewal platform meant to set Anglicans “ablaze with God’s love and power in order to build up the church and to serve God in the world.”Read the full article here. Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

General Convention 2021 dates announced: June 30th – July 9th…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Back to Press Releases Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 General Convention 2021 dates announced: June 30th – July 9th in Baltimore, Maryland Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH General Convention 2021 Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img General Convention, Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Mar 28, 2019 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI [March 28, 2019] Following a decision by the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements, the General Convention Office has announced the ten legislative dates for the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church: Wednesday June 30th to Friday July 9th, 2021.General Convention 2021 will be held at The Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland (Episcopal Diocese of Maryland).Over the next years, the General Convention Office will provide information, materials, educational items and other features about the General Convention, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, and Baltimore, MD.“The Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements and the General Convention Office are already hard at work to plan and enhance our meeting in Baltimore for the 80th General Convention,” noted the Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, executive officer and chair of the committee. “Building upon the successful innovations in Austin, and guided by the evaluations we received, the Committee is excited about our meeting in 2021.”The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, the bicameral governing body of the Church, is held every three years. It is comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops participating, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, numbering more than 800 members.For more information contact the General Convention office at [email protected] of the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements are here. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Citation alert: “Click It or Ticket” coming to Orange County

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Seat belt enforcement effort aims to raise awareness to “Buckle Up” and save livesFrom the Orange County Sheriff’s Office From May 22nd to June 4th, local law enforcement will participate in the NHTSA National “Click It or Ticket” motorist protection safety campaign, in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, expected to be one of the busiest travel weekends in years.The Orange County Sheriff’s Office embraces this effort to raise public awareness to “buckle up.” The OCSO Motor Unit will be conducting seat belt enforcement details at various locations throughout Orange County. The goal is to identify motorists not wearing safety belts. In addition, tickets will be issued for improperly restrained children to reduce injuries and fatalities from traffic crashes within Orange County. OCSO Kicks off Enforcement Effort Monday Night Who: OCSO Motor Unit Click it or Ticket Safety Belt EnforcementWhere: South Orange Blossom Trail / Holden Ave.When: MONDAY NIGHT   May 22nd from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.Thanks to a combination of the enforcement of seat belt laws and public awareness campaigns, Florida’s seat belt use reached a record high of 89.6 percent in July 2016, up from about 60.1 percent in 2000. While it is progress, it also means that every day, millions of people needlessly put their lives at risk because they don’t buckle up. (Source: FDOT.gov)“Hundreds of thousands of citizens will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend,” said OCSO Motor Unit Master Deputy Greg Rittger. “As law enforcement, we have a special role in helping protect the safety of our citizens. We want to make sure that motorists ‘buckle up’ to keep everyone safe.”Media is encouraged to promote the “Click it or Ticket” safety message by attending this event. Enforcement will be conducted most days throughout the two-week campaign. Not wearing a seat belt in Orange County is a $114.00 fine. Failing to properly restrain children ages five and under is a $164.00 fine (3 points). For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSClick It or TicketOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleCrash on Rock Springs Road ends in fatalityNext articleMermaid memories of a rainy and productive “build day” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Isle of Dogs Community Foundation goes online

first_imgIsle of Dogs Community Foundation goes online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 June 2001 | Newscenter_img The London-based Isle of Dogs Community Foundation has published its first Web site The London-based Isle of Dogs Community Foundation has published its first Web site to provide up to date information on the Foundation, its supporters, the work it funds, and its grant-making activities.Visit the Isle of Dogs Community Foundation. 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

Walmart workers demand living wages

first_imgWW photo: G. DunkelChallenging corporate greed, low wages and the anti-worker policies at Walmart, people organized and held protests at Walmart stores around the U.S. on “Black Friday,” Nov. 29. The busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S., it is a critical day for retail outlets to make as much profit as possible off the labor of their low-paid workers.OUR (Organization United for Respect) Walmart reports that at least 1,500 Walmart stores were hit with demonstrations on Nov. 29. Many of these protests around the country were initiated by concerned individuals and unions, who responded to a call from OUR Walmart for protests that day. Some of these protests ended in the arrest of protesters who refused police orders to disperse.In South Philadelphia, protesters handed out fliers, chanted, held signs and talked to customers at the local Walmart.About 250 people protested outside of a Walmart in Secaucus, N.J. Thirteen protesters were arrested when they sat down in the street. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra kept up the spirit of the action, which was strong and militant.Two busloads of people came from New York City, while a number of others drove and some came by public transportation. Along with OUR Walmart, organized groups included OccuEvolve, People’s Power Assembly and NY Community for Change, along with Food and Commercial Worker union ­organizers.Two protests were held Nov. 29 in Greater Cleveland, one in the morning on the city’s west side and another in the afternoon in the east side suburb of South Euclid. The first was hosted by Marjorie Chambers, vice president of United Auto Workers Local 1005, and joined by other UAW members and members of the Teamsters, Steelworkers, Cleveland Federation of Teachers and other unions. Chambers joined the second protest, hosted by Service Employees member Fran Mentch. At the second protest participants marched into the Walmart, leafleted customers and workers, and made a statement to the manager.Elsewhere in Ohio, in Dayton and Cincinnati, Black Friday protests were preceded by one-day walkouts on Nov. 18. Walkouts also occurred earlier in such cities as Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.Workers attend their first protestClose to 100 people picketed outside of the Towson Walmart near Baltimore on Nov. 29. The protest was initiated by the “We Deserve Better” Workers Assembly in support of Walmart Workers. The assembly has launched a statewide campaign for a $15 minimum wage.UFCW Local 27 sent a contingent of supporters who helped lead chants. Postal workers from Community and Postal Workers United helped the group put up a 12-foot banner. Students from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County attended, along with civil rights activists Dr. Marvin “Doc” Cheatham and the Rev. Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon.The largest number of people who protested, however, had never before participated in a demonstration. They were moved to make this their first protest based on their anger at how Walmart treats its workers.Sharon Black, a representative of the Workers Assembly, told Workers World, “We were very encouraged by the incredible support witnessed by the numbers of people who came out on a holiday weekend. This is especially remarkable given the recent court injunction filed against protesters and the huge show of force by police.” Black was referring to a court injunction levied in Maryland, Florida, Arkansas and Texas against protesters entering Walmart parking lots and stores.Walmart on ‘wrong side of history’Withstanding pouring rain, protesters in Los Angeles demanded that Walmart provide a living wage for its employees. By the main entrance to the store, a flatbed truck blaring music and speakers targeted the anti-worker, anti-union labor policies of the retail giant. Surrounding the truck were hundreds of activists, union members, clergy, immigrant rights and other progressive organizations, including the International Action Center and Workers World Party. An IAC banner stating “Support Walmart Workers’ Strike, Living Wage Now” received lots of media attention and was featured in the Los Angeles Times coverage.“History always shows that when you are on the wrong side of history you will eventually lose, and Walmart is on the wrong side; the workers will win their demands and more,” IAC activist Maggie Vascassenno told Pacifica Radio’s KPFK during an interview at the protest.About 200 protesters came out to support Walmart workers in Hayward, Calif. Five people were arrested in a civil disobedience action when they blocked an intersection.Kim DeFranco reports in fightbacknews.org that in St. Paul, Minn., “Around 500 people took to the streets at the Midway Shopping Center here, Nov. 29, chanting, ‘Poverty wages have to go!’“The rally was organized by OUR Walmart (Organization United for Respect at Walmart), Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, Service Employees union, Take Action MN, Saint Cloud Workers Center and Minnesotans for a Fair Economy.“People marched through the shopping center, which brought the protest to the front doors of Walmart. A striking Walmart employee stated that not only do they work for low wages at the store but they are continually disrespected and harassed by management. The march continued into the streets, passing other stores and restaurants chanting, ‘Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart you are no good, treat your workers like you should!’ while onlookers cheered and honked horns. Once the march entered an intersection, people circled around, blocking traffic. The St. Paul police gave warnings to disperse but all stayed. About 30 people were arrested.”Sharon Black, G. Dunkel, Martha ­Grevatt, Terri Kay, John Parker and Joe Piette contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New Yorkers fight for rent protection

first_imgAbout 1 million apartments in New York City and some surrounding communities are covered by a rent-protection law, which limits the amount of rent that tenants can be charged. It appears likely that the New York state Senate will allow this law to expire at midnight on June 15.New York City is the largest city in the United States with an effective program to limit rents and defend the rights of tenants. This system has been under attack by landlords since it was established in the early 1940s.On June 9, a coalition of tenant groups and unions brought hundreds of supporters of better rent laws to the Capitol in Albany for a day of protest.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated that he did not want to risk the social eruption that would occur if billions of dollars were shifted from the pockets of tenants, mainly workers, to NYC landlords, some of the biggest real estate companies in the United States.A letter from Cuomo to NYC landlords warned them not “to use a temporary lapse in the rent stabilization laws to break existing leases,” or to intimidate tenants or coerce them to leave their homes. (Daily News, June 14)Cuomo will probably move for a weak extension of the current laws that have allowed landlords to remove 35,000 apartments from rent protections since 2011. Tenant groups estimate that 100,000 apartments are in danger of being flipped out of stabilization in the next year if the law is not strengthened.Anecdotes abound about landlords offering thousands of dollars to tenants whose apartments can be deregulated to move out, while denying them services like heat and hot water.New Yorkers face other crisesBut the attack on rent stabilization is not the only crisis affecting the housing needs of poor and working people in New York City. There are more than 59,000 homeless people living in shelters, and those numbers are growing.The 400,000 people in public housing run by the New York City Housing Authority are living in a system that has been allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that NYCHA estimates it needs about $15 billion to make repairs to roofs, elevators, boilers, plumbing and more to make its units livable.One plan for resolving this lack of funds is to turn over large chunks of land devoted to public housing to private developers and use some of the funds the developers fork over for repairs. The details are in contention between NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cuomo — but both of them support privatizing a large portion of public housing.Another point of contention between Cuomo and de Blasio is the 421-A program, which gives developers substantial tax relief for creating “affordable” housing when they build market rate projects.The “affordable” rents range from $800 a month for people earning over $28,000 a year in the South Bronx, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York, to $2,800 a month in midtown Manhattan for people making $100,000 a year. In neither case would reasonable people consider such rents “affordable” — except the developers.Housing, or shelter, like food and water is a basic human right that is being severely challenged in New York City. A movement is growing to defend this right.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more