Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

Robshaw’s decision-making under the spotlight

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED England cannot afford any more Dunning moments.Follow Alex Lowe on Twitter @AlexMLowe Leadership crisis? Chris Robshaw put in an impressive shift against South Africa, but his late decision cost his teamBy Alex LoweIN AUSTRALIA they would call it a “brain explosion”. Rotund Australia prop Matt Dunning suffered one in 2003 when he inexplicably used up an advantage by slotting a drop-goal when the NSW Waratahs needed a fourth try to reach the Super 14 semi-finals. Down Under they still refer to Dunning’s as the “ultimate brain explosion”.Chris Robshaw, unfortunately given the previous 78 minutes of heroic commitment to England’s cause, now stands accused of something similar.They say international rugby matches are won by inches. They are. The top two inches. Robshaw misread the situation at the end of England’s game against South Africa and afterwards held his hands up to a decision that cost his team one last chance of victory.There must at least have been an element of Wallaby hangover about Robshaw’s eagerness to go for the posts when England trailed 16-12 with two minutes left, having had his fingers burned against Australia when he turned down shots at goal.Question time: Owen Farrell and RobshawWhat should be of more concern to Stuart Lancaster was that Robshaw’s authority was so openly questioned. Owen Farrell disagreed with Robshaw’s demand that he kick for the posts, impressing upon his captain the need to go for the corner. Robshaw asked to change his call and was denied. By that time, referee Nigel Owens had pointed to the posts.Was it insubordination or was it a debate between senior players (Farrell being senior as he was England’s fly-half at the time)? Either way, the team were not unified. Afterwards, Farrell needed a briefing on the party line before explaining what happened to the media.When asked what decision he would have made if he was captain, Farrell said: “I would back whatever decision Chris made”. Riiiiight. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Of course, there was no guarantee that if England had gone for the corner they would have won the lineout, driven the Springboks backwards and scored the try. Brian Moore and Will Greenwood were among those who backed Robshaw’s decision – but England’s catalogue of errors ultimately condemned it as a poor call.Farrell ate up valuable seconds by debating the decision and Mouritz Botha then fumbled the restart into touch. Had the Saracens lock let the ball drop out on the full England would have had a scrum on halfway. They were dominant in that area. Who knows what could have happened?Carry on… Joe LaunchburyUltimately, Robshaw’s decision-making in the heat of battle in a Test match is now under the spotlight again, overshadowing his immense individual contribution in the game and the real reason England lost.England had matched the Springboks’ famed ferocity and tamed their famed scrum. No one would deny England’s warrior spirit or their character as they came back from 16-6 down, with Joe Launchbury and Ben Morgan prominent ball-carriers. It put them in a position to win the game.But their ability to create an opportunity and take an opportunity in the maelstrom of a Test match keeps costing them dear. They lack a cutting edge and composure. To address the former I’d start Jonathan Joseph against New Zealand, moving Manu Tuilagi to inside-centre. The latter is forged largely through experience.last_img read more

Rugby World’s Alternative Lions Awards

first_img TAGS: Highlight Thumbs up: It was an unforgettable Lions Series for so many reasons LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS At the end of an emotional, roller-coaster of six weeks on tour, it’s time for Rugby World to hand out a few tongue-in-cheek gongs to a few individuals, highlights and lowlights that caught our eye…Lions ‘Mongrel of the tour’ award – Taulupe FaletauZinzan Brooke didn’t make many errors in a stellar career as a multi-talented No 8 but his baseless assumption that Taulupe Faletau lacked the ‘mongrel’ to be a Test Lion was woefully wide of the mark. Has the great All Black never watched the 70-cap No 8? Faletau, as ever, did his talking on the pitch and was an ever-present in the Test side, playing more minutes than anyone else, making more tackles than anyone else, winning turnovers and powering through Israel Dagg for a brilliant finish in Wellington.Under the radar: Taulupe Faletau’s excellence is often underratedThe thought of Faletau and Billy Vunipola in a Lions backrow is enough to give Lions fans sweet dreams for 2021, when they will be 30, and 28 respectively. Midway through the tour, Zinzan sheepishly admitted his assessment of Faletau was a tad askew.‘Most ridiculously talented gene pool’ award – The Barrett FamilyWhen Kevin ‘Smiley’ Barrett, a nuggety backrow for Taranaki stopped playing, he quipped that he was off to breed All Blacks. Sadly for the rest of the rugby world, he was true to his word, and three of his boys look like being a scourge of Test opposition for years to come. Everyone knows about blue-eyed Beaudie, who can ghost past you in the blink of an eye, but until the tour started, 20-year-old Jordie was a well-kept secret.Barrett boys: Scott, Jordie and Beauden Barrett are hugely talentedThe 6ft 5in full-back is prodigiously gifted, nonchalantly drilling a 50m drop-goal over on the half-time whistle, this after scoring and setting up a try in the Eden Park decider. With the heavier-set Scott, looking like providing sterling back-up for Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock, the freedom of New Zealand can only be a matter of time for Smiley.The ‘rugby world at his feet’ award – Maro ItojeAt 22, Itoje is hardly a newcomer, picking up a Grand Slam, Champions Cups and Premiership titles as if they were Panini stickers, but his performances in a Lions shirt have taken his game to a rarefied level that very few locks can aspire to.Happy families: Rugby superstardom awaits Maro Itoje after a defining Lions SeriesGranted, he hasn’t been perfect, giving away penalties and getting overexcited, but his potential is limitless and the performance he put in in the Third Test was as influential as I’ve seen in many years. His partnership with Alun Wyn Jones looked like the master handing over the baton to the gifted apprentice. Martin Johnson, England’s greatest lock? Ask us in a decade. Maro is that good.‘Rookie of the tour’ award – Reiko IoaneWe’re always told about New Zealand’s strength in depth, and a few years ago, Akira Ioane was expected to be the next big thing. The 23-year-old backrow is a fine player but it’s his kid brother, Reiko who has the likes of Julian Savea and Waisake Naholo looking nervously over their shoulder.Wheels: Reiko Ioane is one of the quickest wings in world rugby at just 20Jack Nowell will forever regret showing Ioane the outside channel and he was left clasping at thin-air as the Blues wing pulled through the gears. Elliot Daly, no slouch either, was also caught out and couldn’t catch the youngster. There are sure to be plenty more left helpless in his vapour trails in the coming years.‘Try of the tour’ award – Sean O’BrienThe All Blacks scored some aesthetically pleasing tries, with Jordie Barrett’s arcing run after a sublime Ngani Laumape one-handed offload a highlight, but the first try scored by the Lions in the first-test will be replayed again and again. Liam Williams provided the step with 85m to go, wrong-footing Kieran Read and handing-off Ryan Crotty, before galloping up to halfway and finding Jonathan Davies to took the outside channel and put Elliot Daly into space, while running a blocking line on Ioane.The finisher: Sean O’Brien is in support to dot down after an 85m break from the LionsDaly slowed then accelerated to pass it back to Davies who went for the corner before being held up and turning to pop a pass to the supporting Sean O’Brien to collapse over the line. One word. Magic.The ‘missing the point of the Lions tour’ award – Premiership RugbyThe narrative for the entire tour seemed to be apocalyptic. Is this the end of the Lions? What started this heresy was rhetoric emanating from Premiership Rugby chairman Mark McCafferty about the need trim the Lions tour down to eight games, and shorten the tour, in doing so refusing point-blank to facilitate any extra preparation time for the Lions, once every four years.Party poopers: Premiership Rugby would like to cut down the length of Lions tours which puts the whole concept at riskThere was even the suggestion about player welfare, which was a bit rich, given they are looking to extend the season to 11 months. Exeter’s Tony Rowe and Leicester’s Simon Cohen put their head above the parapet to further cast doubt on the Lions concept in its current format and were quickly shot down by pretty much everybody. Wisely, they’ve kept the counsel for the last few weeks, waiting for the Lion love-in to die down. A wise-choice.The ‘could start a scrap in a phone box’ award – Kyle SincklerThere’s a character in the Mr Men Series called Mr Angry, who loses his rag at the slightest annoyance. On the Lions tour, this role has been fulfilled by Harlequins tighthead prop, Kyle Sinckler, who it must be said, has had a fine tour, displacing Dan Cole from the Lions Test squad, scrummaging well and making line-breaks like a seasoned outside centre. Still young in propping terms Kyle’s anger is a ‘work-on’.Cool head needed: Kyle Sinckler lost his rag at the end of the Second TestWhen taken out in the air by Charlie Faumuina in the Second Test, the Lions won a penalty to win the game, Sinckler leapt around looking for retribution and several Lions had to calm him down. It is claimed he even refused to walk down the players tunnel. Sinckler has told how Graham Rowntree and Adam Jones have told him to calm his aggression but he’s clearly a work-in-progress. Maori All Blacks Haka (Thriller Version)— Eric Njiru (@Erik_Njiru) June 21, 2017A few social media smart alecs, thought the nighttime dance was so choreographed and so atmospheric that they added Michael Jackson’s Thriller to the background, in deference to the iconic video. No disrespect meant, but it was very funny. ‘Idiot of the tour’ award – Nameless drunk who assaulted John SpencerThe Lions tour has largely been controversy free off-the-field, which is somewhat surprising given the 25,000 Lions tourists could fill Auckland harbour with the amount of beer they’ve guzzled since the tour started.Not fair game: One Kiwi fans drunkenly assaulted Lions team manager John SpencerHowever, one New Zealander who’d clearly over-indulged the craft beer decided to dish out a few crass comments to 69-year-old team manager John Spencer in a restaurant and was even said to have pushed him. Not clever at all. Go and pick on Alun Wyn Jones next time, tough guy!The ‘class is permanent’ award – Jonathan DaviesJonathan Davies finished the Lions Series in 2013 joking that he felt like public enemy number one having replaced the deified Brian O’Driscoll for the final Test, and coming into the 2017 Tour, there were enough naysayers saying Davies had lost his mojo as he struggled to adjust to life back at the Scarlets after a two-year French sojourn. No matter.Top of the class: Jonathan Davies put in three flawless Test performances for the LionsThe 29-year-old from Bancyfelin finished the season like a Maserati with the Scarlets and morphed into a Rolls Royce of centres in New Zealand, playing in every minute of the Test Series, making the most metres, offloads and linebreaks. He also put in a defensive masterclass in the final Test, tracking down a tryline-bound Ngani Laumape and executing two textbook tackles on the superlative Jordie Barrett. He didn’t make a fuss, but with six Test starts and an unbeaten Lions tourist, Foxy outfoxed them all.The ‘I have a cunning plan’ award – Warren GatlandWhen the Lions pitched up in Whangarei, in rain of Biblical proportions, they took to the field and played, well, like drains – Taulupe Faletau and Ben Te’o excluded – there were balls dropped, balls going through legs, balls out on the full and general confusion all round as they spluttered to an unsatisfactory 13-7 win over a bunch of part-timers. The New Zealand media had a field day, ‘unimaginable levels mediocrity’, ‘incompetent’ and ‘a disgrace to the jersey’, were the more polite missives fired.Last laugh: The Lions started off slowly but drew the Series to everyone’s surpriseFor anyone who has travelled to New Zealand, jet-lag is deeply unpleasant for several days after landing and players were clearly struggling. Six weeks later and the Lions have upset the odds and drawn the Series. Who’s a disgrace to the jersey now? A cunning ruse, Gats but let’s not have the same ridiculous lack of preparation in 2021!The ‘make your mind up’ award – The New Zealand weatherIn the UK, you usually get some sort of warning when you’re going to get soaked, but in New Zealand, and especially Auckland, you can go from sun’s out, gun’s out to a full-on power shower when clothed in less than a minute. It truly has its own microclimate, so pack accordingly.Soaked: Sonny Bill getting drenched after getting a red card in WellingtonAnd finally…the inadvertent homage to a pop classic – The New Zealand MaoriThe scene was set for a match of bristling intensity in Rotorua. The unofficial Fourth Test. The evening was foggy and as the Haka started the mist surrounded the gesticulating players performing their traditional Maori dance to rapturous applause from the crowd. No self-respecting tour would be complete without some frivolous awards, so without further ado, here are RW’s Alternative Lions awards…last_img read more

Irish wealthy now more interested in charitable foundations

first_img Advertisement Irish wealthy now more interested in charitable foundations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Tagged with: Funding Giving/Philanthropy Ireland  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 More wealthy people in Ireland are considering setting up long term charitable endowment funds, a tax and financial planning specialist has told the Irish Times.“For the first time there is a generation of individuals in Ireland in their 60s and 70s with significant self-created wealth”, Deirdre Lyons of Davy stockbrokers told the newspaper.“These individuals are beginning to think about if, when and how they will pass on their wealth and for some, these succession plans will involve the creation of a charitable legacy,” she said.Philanthropy is also seen as a way for very wealthy individuals to educate their children in social and financial matters, without completely handing over the reins of the family business, Lyons said.“It’s a way of bringing them on board without giving them a load of cash to do what they want with. If the family establish their own foundation the kids can help to run it,” she explained.She reported that a lot of the conversations she has with private clients revolve around the wish to give something back and a lot of the scandals that have revolved around the charity sector have also made people more receptive to having their own charitable foundations.Lyons added that tax changes introduced in 2013 have helped encourage the establishment of foundations.She said:“If an individual made a donation prior to 2013 it used to be that they would get a tax write-off. Now the charity gets the benefit of an income-tax credit, and can claim back some of the income tax that’s being paid by the donor. About €1 million becomes €1.4 million in the hands of the charity.”Because setting up a foundation can be difficult, Lyons said, to help clients her company has set up the Davy Charitable Foundation Service.  55 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 14 October 2016 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Why Bernie Sanders isn’t socialist: In defense of revolutionary socialism

first_imgIf Bernie Sanders loses the Democratic Party nomination, does socialism also lose? A recent reading of Fidel Castro’s speeches from the late 1980s defending socialism cast a spotlight on the differences between building a real socialist society, in Cuba, and “socialism” as it is discussed in the context of Sanders’ election campaign.Cuba’s revolutionary leader, in a 1988 book entitled “In Defense of Socialism,” provides key insights into what the defense of socialism looked like for Cuba in the last years of the Soviet period. Fidel explained to the Cuban people that “imperialism is trying to present socialism as failure in practice … and it is extolling to the utmost the alleged advantages of its selfish and repugnant capitalist system.” This only intensified after the Soviet Union fell in 1991. The world capitalist crisis of the 1970s produced a general slowdown in production and prompted U.S. imperialism to escalate its war on socialism around the world. Many young people born after the Soviet period were left with little opportunity to examine the prospects of revolutionary socialism. These conditions supported Sanders’ rise in this year’s presidential elections.A Nov. 5 CNN article suggests that the Sanders campaign is losing ground to Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s deep corporate support and long record of performance in service of the military industrial complex has ultimately made her the favorite for the Democratic Party nomination. However, the number of months Sanders stayed competitive with Clinton had much to do with his self-proclaimed title as a “socialist.” He promoted policies such as student debt relief and universal health care to back up his title. But Sanders isn’t a socialist. Socialism must be defended from the misleading confines of the capitalist elections.The appeal of Sanders-style socialism rests on the reality that workers and oppressed people are being drained by the crisis of U.S. capitalism. Savage austerity, ruthless privatization and heightened exploitation have degraded the social condition of all workers, especially Black workers. Simultaneously, U.S. capitalist society has continued to teach the masses that socialist countries such as Cuba are corrupt dictatorships at worst and unrealistic at best. Sanders has been useful to the ruling capitalist class, even though they don’t reward him for this. His campaign hooked the growing number of disaffected workers back into the Democratic Party with his commentary on issues such as the lack of affordable health care and the predominance of low-wage work. He has done so under the assumption that such issues can be resolved under the dictates of U.S. capital.The task at hand is to distinguish revolutionary socialism from Sanders’ politics so the two are never confused. The fundamental contradiction under capitalism is that between the tiny clique of capitalists that privately own the means of production and the billions of workers they exploit. The capitalists keep power through the army, police, courts and media that serve them. It is this social relationship that allows the bosses to exploit workers and oppressed peoples for immense profits here and around the globe. Revolutionary socialism is socialized production administered by the government, popular army, and other forces that serve the proletariat and oppressed people. Until workers and oppressed people seize the means of production, i.e., the banks, factories and distribution centers by taking state power, no revolutionary country or movement is safe.The seizure of state power by the oppressed masses is a necessary precondition to the fundamental transformation of the social relations inherent under capitalism. The state must be transformed into a body that no longer manages private property, but rather administers things. That is, the state must be transformed into an organ of the masses capable of suppressing the old order and implementing the necessary economic and political policies of the new. Sanders-style socialism keeps the old order intact and thus represents a variant of the ruling capitalist system.This variant of the capitalist system fits snugly into the Democratic Party milieu. Sanders has openly endorsed the proxy war on Syria and the bloody invasion of Yemen currently being conducted by Saudi Arabia. He has a track record that includes support of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and a staunch defense of Israeli expansion in Palestine. Sanders’ support of imperialist war is a negation of socialism. Imperialist war only serves the interests of the ruling capitalist class, which requires endless warfare in order to expand into new markets and maintain influence in old ones.This is not the type of socialism Fidel was defending when he addressed the Cuban people at close of the 1980s. The Cuban people were defending revolutionary socialism, a social system that has been in place in Cuba since 1959. Under revolutionary socialism, Cuban workers hold ownership over the means of production and plan the economy around the necessities of housing, health care, and education for all. Cuban socialism has fulfilled these necessities for the vast majority of Cuban people.Cuban socialism is rooted in international solidarity, not imperialist war. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans fought alongside anti-apartheid forces in South Africa and continue to stand with the peoples of the world through the administration of free, quality health care. Cuban socialism is a model for the oppressed. Even if the Sanders campaign raises domestic issues that a workers’ party would support, his style of socialism is a model for the oppressor. There should be no question that it is Cuba’s socialism we defend.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Greensboro city workers form union

first_imgGreensboro city workers pack the city council on Jan. 17 in support of their newly formed union and for raising wages to $15 per hour now.City workers in Greensboro, N.C., turned the tides of history when they packed a City Council meeting on Jan. 17. They asserted their formation of a union and requested regular meetings with the city manager and department heads.North Carolina is the second-least unionized state in the country, with less than 2 percent of all workers unionized and a Jim-Crow-era ban on collective bargaining for public sector workers (the state takes turns with South Carolina in being the least unionized).Yet Greensboro city workers and workers across the state have been organizing in a pre-majority union and asserting their rights while building a statewide movement and the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, Electrical Workers (UE) Local 150, to push back against the right-wing tide.Greensboro is where, on Feb. 1, 1960, four Black college students from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sat in at a Woolworth’s department store to protest racial segregation. Their action helped to propel a national movement.At one point in time, city workers were denied the right to organize. But in 1968, a sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis, Tenn., rocked the world and garnered the support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — who was assassinated while in Memphis for the struggle.Building on the strike’s momentum, city workers in North Carolina began organizing for their basic constitutional rights to freedom of association and the freedom to petition their government. They won a U.S. District Court of North Carolina ruling in 1969 that clarified city workers’ right to join a union.Greensboro was one of the first Southern U.S. cities to agree to raise their city employees’ wages to $15 per hour by 2020, in a resolution passed in August 2015. Workers were initially told their wages would be raised to $10 per hour in late 2015. Yet — as of this writing, nearly a year and a half later — not a single low-wage worker has seen the first step in the implementation of this wage increase.Adele Holland, who is an afterschool counselor in the Parks and Recreation Department, has been making $8.33 an hour, along with a few hundred of her co-workers who are supposed to benefit from the wage increase. She has been organizing workers in her department to join the union and told her story to the City Council on Jan. 17.The union campaign proves that ordinances and progressive public policy changes mean very little if the people they protect are not organized to defend and enforce them.After the action, the city manager’s office pledged to raise the floor wages by Feb. 1.Charles French, a sanitation worker and newly elected president of the Greensboro City Workers Union chapter of UE 150, said it best when he spoke in front of the City Council meeting: “We feel we are vital to a healthy and prosperous city. Our work to keep the streets clean, to keep the water running, to repair broken roads and sidewalks, to run the public library system, to maintain the parks, to watch after children in summer camps and afterschool programs are critically needed by all residents in our city.”French continued: “Yet our needs, perspectives and voices are far too often overlooked. Over the past few months, we have united to become a strong voice about a range of issues impacting city workers. Some concerns [include] rising cost of living without real raises; lack of basic workplace protections; workplace harassment and discrimination; overuse of temporary and seasonal (‘roster’) employees; lack of proper numbers of staff in our departments; and more.”Legacy of 1979 Greensboro massacreFive communist union and community activists were shot and murdered on Nov. 3, 1979, in the clear light of day by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Several others were injured. The organizing, which had a clearly anti-racist orientation, was focused on Morningside Heights, a public housing project in the Black community, and on Black workers at the Cone textile mill plant.Even though the massacre was captured by a news camera, not a single one of the KKK members was ever convicted or served a prison sentence. It was later documented that the Greensboro Police Department and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials collaborated closely with the KKK.Members of UE 150’s statewide executive board were amongst the survivors and those that organized support after the massacre. Charles French, the new Greensboro chapter president, was then a youth who lived at Morningside Heights and witnessed the 1979 tragedy. In many ways, the union was born out of this atrocity.Yet, decades later, much of the racial tension and wounds from the massacre are reflected deep inside the city and its workforce.Only by a concerted community-labor campaign will this history ever be turned around. The Rev. Nelson Johnson, Joyce Johnson and the Beloved Community Center have been at the center of this struggle for the last few decades, including many bitter fights against the racist, brutal police. Rev. Johnson spoke in favor of the workers organizing a union at the City Council meeting.When workers began organizing the union, they understood that organizing against racism and for solidarity between Black and white workers was a huge priority. The workers launched a concerted campaign to reach out specifically to the white workers, to educate them about the benefits of joining the union. They sought to break down the bosses’ lies that it was only “a Black union.” They stressed that it was in white workers’ interest to unite with their co-workers and organize a union, rather than kissing the boss’s ass and snitching on their union co-workers.A similar perspective on the greater political interest will need to be explained to all white workers and all working people in the coming years as we fight to expose the lies of the Donald Trump administration. Trump represents the interests of the owning elite, 1% billionaire class, and not those of anyone else.When the KKK attempted to organize a parade this past Dec. 3, 2016, to celebrate Trump’s electoral victory, more than 2,000 people protested in downtown Raleigh, organized by the Triangle Unity May Day Coalition. A large group also traveled to Pelham, N.C., and then chased the KKK to Danville, Va. There, they marched and outnumbered the KKK, scaring them away from showing their faces at all.City workers are an important strategic sector in the overall fight for economic, racial and social justice, and to challenge the racist, killer police. Workers are continuing to build a statewide movement in North Carolina which will lift up all oppressed and working people.Organize the South!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

College-aged man suspected of indecent exposure

first_imgKristen Weaver Kristen Weaver Linkedin Kristen Weaver Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods printOn Tuesday afternoon a female student reported to TCU police that she observed a white, college-aged male touching his exposed genitals while looking at her, according to an off-campus crime alert sent out by Detective Robert Rangel.The incident occurred Monday evening at around 10 p.m., the female student said.The man was “observed in the 3200 block of Greene Avenue, clandestinely looking into her bedroom window while touching his exposed genitals,” according to the crime alert.The alert said the man fled the area after the resident was alerted by a neighbor.The female student described the male as 19 to 23 years old with short brown hair and no facial hair and being average height and weight. He was also “wearing a white t-shirt with an unknown graphic on the front of the shirt,” according to the crime alert.The offense is a Class B Misdemeanor of Indecent Exposure and was reported to the Fort Worth Police Department, which is investigating the crime.TCU police are asking anyone who has information on the incident to contact Rangel at 817-257-7777. Kristen Weaver ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Linkedin TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Kristen Weaver Starting the conversation about eating disorders on campus Facebook Twitter Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. Twitter + posts ReddIt Facebook It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Previous articlePuppies and piñatas help de-stress students before finals weekNext articleRecord-setting duo heads to Atlanta as national award finalists Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU police issued a crime alert informing students of an off campus assault Sunday. last_img read more

Quality and value always on offer at Right Price Beds #SupportLocal

first_img Previous articleClarins and Christmas bring something special to LloydsPharmacy #BusinessSpotlightNext article#WeekendListen: Levelling Up To Level 5 – Ann & Steve TalkStuff Staff Reporter Linkedin Mark Haskett is a man who knows a thing or two about beds.The Limerick native has extensive first-hand experience of the mattress and bed manufacturing industry, having worked in the business since he was 15 years of age.So when he decided to open his Right Price Beds custom fitted showroom on the Eastway Business Park in Ballysimon, it was bound to be something special.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mark was previously selling online and felt there was a need to offer top quality beds and mattresses at online prices.“The day of needing to spend big money on a bed or mattress are gone . We have quality beds and mattresses to suit all budgets and requirements,” he explains.And, true to his word, Right Price Beds stock quality beds to cater for all needs. They specialise in orthopaedic mattresses , wooden beds, fabric beds, childrens’ bunk beds and triple bunk beds .The impressive showroom is stocked with a variety of beds and they can deliver to your home if that’s required.Visit their showroom to check out the extensive range of beds and mattresses or log on to to get an idea of the value and quality available at Right Price Beds.The warehouse showroom is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm or by appointment.Phone 061 539210  where the helpful staff will do their best to meet your requirements. BusinessNewsQuality and value always on offer at Right Price Beds #SupportLocalBy Staff Reporter – October 24, 2020 252 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Print Advertisement Email Facebooklast_img read more

$100B Housing Bill Proposed to Address “Housing Affordability Crisis”

first_img About Author: Mike Albanese  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Affordable Housing Kamala Harris Maxine Waters The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago $100B Housing Bill Proposed to Address “Housing Affordability Crisis” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 22, 2019 1,241 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / $100B Housing Bill Proposed to Address “Housing Affordability Crisis” Affordable Housing Kamala Harris Maxine Waters 2019-11-22 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Blackstone Group Leaves Single-Family Rental Business Next: Setting New Standards for Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Maxine Waters introduced the Housing is Infrastructure Act Thursday that would invest $100 billion in affordable housing. According to CNBC, the bill would invest the $107 billion: $70 billion toward the Public Housing Capital Fund to build and renovate public housing.$10 billion into the Community Development Block Grant to be spent on eliminating zoning requirements and “other requirements that limit affordable housing development,” according to the text of the bill.$6 billion for housing for the elderly, people with disabilities, or Native Americans.“We are in the midst of a housing affordability crisis across the country, caused in part by the lack of affordable and available rental units, rising rents, gentrification, and dilapidated public housing,” said Waters, Chairperson for the House Financial Services Committee. “For example, 10,000 units of public housing are lost each year as a result of disinvestment, and it would take $70 billion to address the capital needs. … Studies have shown that neglecting our housing infrastructure will only hurt our economy, so I urge my colleagues to support this legislation to make the necessary investments in rural, suburban and urban housing markets, and ensure all future conversations around infrastructure investments include affordable housing.”Harris, who is also a Democratic Presidential candidate, said, “too many Americans are fighting tooth and nail to keep a roof over their heads” as the nation faces an affordability crisis. “It will take a comprehensive and serious investment to confront this issue head-on, and the Housing is Infrastructure Act is our best chance to get it done,” Harris said. The bill—H.R. 5187—is supported by several agencies, including the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association. “The connection between affordable homes and infrastructure is clear: like roads and bridges, affordable homes are a long-term asset that helps communities and the lowest-income families thrive,” said Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition. “It is critical that any infrastructure package includes significant resources to build and preserve homes affordable to our nation’s poorest seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other individuals.”Tim Kaiser, Executive Director of the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association, said more than two decades of underfunding had been “catastrophic” for public housing. “PHADA is pleased to support this bill and to have provided analysis on the amount of critical funding necessary to address the underfunding of public housing capital needs. We appreciate the leadership of Chairwoman Waters on this measure,” Kaiser said.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Time Warner Center, including CNN, evacuated due to bomb threat

first_imgWe were evacuated in the middle of my live show. Bomb threat. We’re running taped programming. NYPD is investigating. Stay tuned. #cnn #nypd— Don Lemon (@donlemon) December 7, 2018Chris Cuomo also tweeted about the incident, but said employees expected to be allowed back into the building “ASAP.” Everyone evac’d and is reported fine. Have to put safety first. Thanks for all the well-wishing, but even more so for not making stupid jokes empowering such a threat. People will re-enter ASAP. Onward.— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) December 7, 2018CNN was also evacuated just two months ago after a pipe bomb was sent to the building and intercepted in the mail room. That package was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, who was a contributor to the network for a time.Cesar Sayoc, a Florida resident, was arrested for allegedly sending that bomb, as well as a number of others, to prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker and Maxine Waters. Sayoc was indicted last month.The building is located in Columbus Circle at the southwest corner of Central Park. It also includes residences, a Whole Foods store and a number of high-end stores, such as Michael Kors, Swarovski, Cole Haan and Coach.President Donald Trump, who has made a political career of attacking CNN, had actually just tweeted about “fake news” the same hour of the bomb threat. He has repeatedly referred to CNN by that moniker. WABC-TV(NEW YORK) — The Time Warner Center in Manhattan, New York, which houses CNN, was evacuated after someone called in a bomb threat late Thursday, New York ABC station WABC reported.After a sweep of the building, police did not find any explosives and employees were allowed back inside the building just after 11 p.m. CNN security also searched and found nothing.Several CNN employees were tweeting about the incident. Host Don Lemon said he was evacuated while his show was on-air.center_img FAKE NEWS – THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more