Up 375% in 10 years. Should you buy this dividend-raising stock now?

first_img 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. Up 375% in 10 years. Should you buy this dividend-raising stock now? I’ve always liked Vimto brand owner Nichols (LSE: NICL), the soft drinks business, which sells to more than 85 countries. But I’ve never bought any of the firm’s shares.That’s been a big mistake on my part. The share price is around 375% higher than it was 10 years ago and there’s been a stream of rising dividends to collect along the way for shareholders.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…I always knew the firm had the kind of defensive business that could generate generally rising revenues, earnings and cash flow – ideal for supporting a dividend that goes up a bit each year. And that is exactly what Nichols has delivered. It would have been a cracking long-term buy-and-hold investment, but the valuation always seemed a little too expensive, to me.Consolidation?However, although the underlying operations have continued to make progress, the share price has moved broadly sideways for around three years and it could be a good time for me to revisit the stock. With the share price close to 1,420p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for 2020 is just over 19 and the anticipated dividend yield is around 3%.Not a bargain-basement valuation, but City analysts following the firm predict mid-single-digit-percentage increases in the dividend ahead. Meanwhile, the quality metrics remain robust, with the operating margin and the return-on-capital figure both above 20%. And the balance sheet is strong – Nichols runs a net cash position.Such slick finances have been created by the company’s branded products in the Still and Carbonate categories, such as Feel Good, Starslush, ICEE, Levi Roots and Sunkist. And the lead Vimto brand is popular in the UK and around the world, “particularly in the Middle East and Africa.”Today’s update covers trading during 2019 and there was modest growth in the top line with revenue increasing by 3.6% compared to the previous year. All three areas of the business grew, the company said in the report. The directors put the progress down to the benefits of a “strong” diversified operating model.Confident directors – nice!Chairman John Nichols said in the report that the directors are pleased with the sales progress during the year and the Vimto brand “performed very well in the UK, despite strong prior year comparatives.” Looking ahead, the directors are “confident” the firm will make long-term progress. And so am I. The long-term trading and financial records are steady, and this is exactly the kind of vehicle I’d aim to use for compounding funds for my retirement pot.Despite the 375% rise in the share price over the past decade, I’d aim to buy some of the shares during periods of stock market pessimism, or when short-term issues knock the price back. After that, this is one I’d tuck away and forget about for the next 10 years while reinvesting the dividend income along the way. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Nichols. 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kevin Godbold 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Make a million! 3 top British stocks I’d buy this July to get rich and retire early

first_img 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. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 Make a million! 3 top British stocks I’d buy this July to get rich and retire early Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild owns shares of Barratt Developments and Cineworld Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended WH Smith. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Has there been a better time to make a million from UK shares? Where some investors see danger, others see opportunity. I for one reckon that using the recent stock market crash to buy bargains is a great idea. It could help you to turbocharge the returns you make over the long run.Making a million is the dream of all stock investors. But unlike many dreams it could be closer than you think. Just ask one of the many millionaires who have made their fortunes by buying equities in a Stocks and Shares ISA. Buying low and selling high is a critical part of making big returns from your shares portfolio. And the 2020 stock market crash gives you and me a chance to get in on some brilliant companies at cheap prices.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…A stock I bought to make a millionSo which are the best UK shares to buy following recent price weakness? Well I reckon Cineworld is one of the hottest bargains for aspiring millionaires to snap up right now.The cinema chain has been one of the biggest fallers on the FTSE 350 since the start of the year. Its share price has plummeted 74% as its cinemas were shuttered after the Covid-19 outbreak. Its outlook has improved more recently though as lockdowns in the US and UK have been eased and the firm’s taken steps to mend its battered balance sheet. Box office revenues remain on a long-term uptrend and Cineworld is in great shape to ride this favourable landscape in the years ahead, underpinned by a strong slate of blockbuster movies through 2025 at least.More top UK shares to help you get richI bought Cineworld shares as part of my strategy to make a million. I also piled into Barratt Developments because of the bright long-term trading outlook for Britain’s housebuilders. It’s estimated that the UK needs 345,000 new homes per year. The FTSE 100 company faces some near-term difficulties as the economy toils. But a shortage of new properties on the market, allied with the probability of fresh government support for buyers, should help the sales and prices of its newbuilds stay broadly robust. I’d use its 34% price crash since the start of the year as an opportunity to grab a bargain.WH Smith’s share has plummeted in value as well since 1 January. The grounding of the global aviation industry has destroyed revenues from its airport stores. The shuttering of its high street shops has applied more pressure and so its share price is down 58% from the start of the year. I believe the news agent’s long-term profits picture remains robust, though. Air traveller numbers are still set to explode in the years ahead, and particularly so as the wanderlust from emerging markets citizens grows. And WH Smith’s ambitious expansion programme will allow it to ride this trend and make serious profits for investors in the process. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Anglicans in Brazil and Chile

first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Archbishop of Canterbury visits Anglicans in Brazil and Chile Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Leonardo Ricardo says: Featured Jobs & Calls Leonardo Ricardo says: September 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm Let’s stop playing pretend…all of us! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Sep 8, 2014 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. Anglican Communion, Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing September 16, 2014 at 2:38 pm The NEWEST invention of a faux-suggested-reality is the Anglican Church of South America…Southern Cone only has a few dioceses… one in Uruguay (wanted to break away but the Cone wouldn’t let them), two in Argentina, one in Paraguay, Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Although the distance is great, their fellowship is tiny in South America and it’s a tad grandiose to say they ARE the Anglicans of South America…The Episcopal Church has Dioceses in Honduras, Ecuador (2), Columbia, Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands (also cosponsors Cuba). Brazil, of course, is the largest ANGLICAN group of all and most dynamic on the actual Continent of South America. It is my opinion, that the Southern Cone ought best identify as a province of Gafcon or the ACNA. Let’s get and stay honest, por favor as they certainly don’t represent ANGLICANS in South America as a whole. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rich McDonough says: 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 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (3) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Archbishop Justin Welby with Anglican bishops in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 4 Sept 2014.[Lambeth Palace press release] The Archbishop of Canterbury today concluded a four-day visit to Anglicans in Brazil and Chile, part of his series of visits to Anglican primates worldwide.Archbishop Justin Welby and his wife, Caroline, spent two days visiting the primate of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil, Bishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, before flying to Chile to visit the Presiding Bishop of the Southern Cone, Bishop Tito Zavala.The Archbishop is visiting all his fellow primates around the Anglican Communion during his first 18 months in office.In Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Archbishop met and prayed with local bishops, clergy and lay people. He also preached at Most Holy Trinity Parish, reflecting on the theme of his visit – ‘I am the vine… if you remain in me you will bear much fruit.’ (John 15.5).Archbishop Justin meets with young people in Santiago, Chile, 7 Sept 2014.While in Brazil the Archbishop also addressed local ecumenical leaders about the importance of ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue for the Anglican Communion.In the Chilean capital, Santiago, the Archbishop attended a special service in which the province officially changed its name to the Anglican Church of South America. The service was one of thanksgiving for Allen Gardiner, the man who founded the South American Mission Society and sacrificed his life as one of the continent’s first missionaries.The Archbishop also attended a special event with Chilean religious, social and political leaders, where he spoke on the role of faith in the development of society, and preached at a parish Sunday morning service in Santiago.Read more about Archbishop Justin’s primates visits  Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Latin America An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 September 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm One minor point…Sao Paulo is not the capital of Brazil. 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Xavier Rush sees red for dangerous tackle on Courtney Lawes

first_imgMonday Dec 20, 2010 Xavier Rush sees red for dangerous tackle on Courtney Lawes Xavier Rush was red carded for a dangerous tackle on Courtney Lawes as Cardiff Blues went down 23-19 to the Northampton Saints at the Cardiff City Stadium this weekend. The result of the fierce contest effectively eliminated the Blues from the Heineken Cup.Rush, a former All Black number eight, saw red after he flew out the line to make a crucial momentum stopping tackle on lock Lawes as Saints were threatening after a move from deep. The hit virtually decapitated the England second rower though, who took it well considering the impact.He got up, played on, but left the field after less than ten minutes. Its since been reported that hes fine and suffered no ill effects. Rush on the other hand, could be in line for a citing following the red card that was shown to him by referee Jerome Garces.Lawes did dip into the tackle, but the Blues number eight – not known as a dirty player – was responsible for the point of contact, so unfortunately even if he would have hit chest high with Lawes standing upright, the result was ultimately dangerous.“It was a physically intimidating game but we didn’t take a backward step,” said Saints coach Jim Mallinder. He said Lawes was okay after the controversial tackle.“It was a big hit and anyone who takes Courtney around the head needs to be fairly high! Rushie is an experienced player and he has gone into the tackle and taken Lawes’s head off. He was probably committed to it,” he added.Despite losing Rush, the Blues could have hung on for the win but errors and a late try cost them as they went down for their first home loss in 13 matches in the tournament.Do you think it was a harsh call to give a straight red, or did the officials get it right? Time: 2:22ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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National call for ‘Teach the Truth’

first_imgBy Nolan HackThey say our kids are our future. If that is the case then why are we setting so many children up for failure by teaching them to hate themselves because they are not white? Why are we teaching them partial histories and ignoring facts as inconvenient to the colonial narrative? I grew up thinking the murderers of our people and men who owned us as slaves were heroes because that’s what I was taught.People always say that the lack of funding in U.S. schools is the biggest problem in education; and while that is a major problem, it is not the largest issue that education in this country is facing. Subject matter is, and should be, a far larger concern than funding. The histories and lessons we choose to teach our children matter and until this country chooses to teach and impart its actual history, it will be doomed to continue its cycles of violence against people of color.The indoctrination of “American exceptionalism” continues to be pounded into the minds of our children. “America first.” People of color last. Children are told a fairytale about U.S. history that, in some parts of the country completely omits Native history, slavery, Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan. It is harmful to omit these very important historical occurrences as a denial of fact.If you’re a Black or Native child and you grow up without these facts, not only is your self-worth limited by the whitewashing of “American Exceptionalism” but you’re also likely to be left very confused the first time you’re stopped by a police officer because of your skin color or when you see a person of color murdered by the police for the same reason. It can be confusing because lacking any historical reasoning for the violence, it may look random or like something that isn’t a common occurrence.People and groups such as Protests for Native Rights in Michigan, the American Indian Movement (Virginia/Maryland chapter), the United American Indians of New England, the Wisconsin Indian Education Association, Black Lives Matter Arizona and Black Lives Matter Vermont among others are a part of a national project that is going after the whitewashed curriculum in U.S. textbooks as well as schools that have racist nicknames, racist mascots or that are named after racist people.A national day of action is being planned on Nov. 17, 2017, to initiate this project. This date has been chosen because “Thanksgiving” is one of the largest and most pervasive U.S. lies told to children. Genocide should not be celebrated, and yet this country has built a myth around genocide and perpetuates that myth annually.Truth protectors will be positioned at schools across the country with signs and posters that quote factual information about each school’s problematic mascot, nickname or school name. For example, at Andrew Jackson Middle School a sign might read, “Jackson killed double the people that Hitler killed in the Holocaust/He had over 100 slaves/He created the Trail of Tears,” etc.As the final bell rings and the children exit the schools, they can see the truth for themselves and begin to question what they have been taught. On this same day, we will begin putting pressure on textbook publishers by calling, tweeting, posting, writing and emailing; telling them to fix their guidelines for historical accuracy, their curriculum for all grade levels, and to TELL THE KIDS THE TRUTH!After the day of action, we will keep a dialogue going with all the schools that we protested at and their districts, staying on their behind so we can force as much change as possible. The day of action will also be used as a springboard to put a full-court press attack on the textbook publishers. We are logging all the different major publishers and which states their textbooks are used in so we can have a organized attack when we go after them.I’ve heard too many people of color say that “they haven’t experienced racism” and they may actually believe that. Because of all the fallacies they’re taught as kids, they subconsciously think that white people are better than we are; therefore, when they experience racism they don’t qualify it as racism and just think that’s just the way things are supposed to be.Launching Nov. 17 national day of actionI grew up in a white neighborhood. I went to a rich, white school. Subconsciously, I wanted to be white and I’m a mixed brotha. I’m half white. So my confusion and delusion was an intrusion on my daily life. Most of my friends were white and had straight or spiky hair when I was a young kid.One day, I wet a comb to try to straighten my nappy hair and even though I tried, tried and tried, the curls would not straighten. I was very disappointed. I was about six or seven at the time. My psyche for most of my childhood made me believe white folks were better than us. Being told to believe in a fake deity (white Jesus) didn’t help. Long story short, like millions of other children I was brainwashed into believing Chris Rock’s famous comedy line: “If it’s all white, it’s all right.”It wasn’t until I was about 14 when I read “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” and watched Denzel [Washington] play him in the movie did I first feel proud of my Black self and my Blackness. Keep in mind that before doing so, I thought Malcolm was a no good thug because of what I was taught in school.Unless we change what is being taught to our children, they will continue to grow up to be very confused adults ashamed of their wonderful heritage and people. There is another side to this. White children are taught that genocidal and racist murderers of the past are heroes and their extremely dirty deeds are left out of the curriculum. White kids grow up with a sense of superiority. They end up believing that all these white leaders of the past and present are people who should be respected, while the true facts of how this country was formed and is maintained are left out of the textbooks.When you’re told that Black people willingly immigrated to the U.S. and all the Native people died out due to unfortunate diseases, while powerful white leaders “built this great country,” you’re going to feel pretty good about yourself and the race you’re a part of. White power/white supremacy = “American exceptionalism.” This is how people like Barry Goldwater, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are created. They are created by conditioning and indoctrination by being taught a whitewashed version of U.S. history.We already have over 40 schools we’re going to protest at on Nov. 17. We want this stopped. We don’t want this to continue. We want to #TellTheKidsTheTruth. This genocidal system we are under needs to go, but that can’t happen unless the truth is told. If our kids really are our future we need to act like it. It doesn’t matter where you are in the United States. You can help this endeavor. If you would like to do so, email [email protected]’re trying to add as many cities as possible for the day of action. We need people to organize in their area. We have a list of thousands of schools named after racist people and having racist nicknames and mascots. You can choose from a school on the list in your area to organize at.​ We also need people to help with the other half of this project in going after the curriculum. We need folks who can add to our efforts of coordinating calculated pressure on the publishers, starting on the day of action and moving forward.  You can even help us fix the toxic curriculum from your own home.I’m 29 years old. I remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s words: “Free at last …” I want more than anything in this world for us to be free before I pass on, and I truly believe this project would be a giant step forward towards our freedom.Peace and Love. All Power to the People!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Google tech workers in ‘historic show of solidarity’ with temporary workers, vendors and contractors

first_imgApril 8 — A “historic coalition” has been established among full-time employees and temporary workers, vendors and contractors (TVCs) employed by the global tech giant Google. As of April 2, some 928 Google workers had signed a letter issued on March 27 denouncing the corporation’s arbitrary early terminations of some temporary contract employees. All sectors of the corporation’s workforce are protesting mistreatment of these workers.On International Women’s Day, March 8, Google managers had suddenly informed 34 members of the 43-person Personality Team that their contracts would be terminated by either April 5 or, for a few, July 31. This international group of workers creates the digital voices of Google Assistant in 50 languages. Their contracts were unfairly nullified.Then on April 2, Google bosses sent an internal email about some benefits for temporary workers, vendors and contractors working in the U.S. — stating that companies which contract workers to provide services must provide paid sick time and parental leave as well as health care and a $15-an-hour wage. Although these measures show progress, most don’t go into effect immediately, so they won’t help the now-terminated workers.But these changes in policy followed months of pressure from workers. That full-time employees are supporting the “gig” workers is a “historic show of solidarity,” say Google workers. They are “inspired by the thousands of full-time employees and TVC’s who came together to make this happen. It proves that when we overcome what divides us, even a company as big as Google can be moved!” However, they caution, “[T]here’s still a long way to go. For us on the Personality Team, we are still waiting to hear back about whether the company will respect our current contracts or convert us to full-time positions.” (tinyurl.com/yxh4hnf5)Human toll of contract workThese workers say they were assured at prior meetings that their contracts would be respected if budget cuts were enacted. Despite this “promise,” layoffs began in Seoul, continued in London and then occurred in New York and California. Personality Team members say that, simultaneously, company bosses told full-time employees not to offer these workers support — when they needed it the most! — or to thank them for their work, and to distance themselves or the company would be “legally liable.”When the letter circulated internally on March 27, an executive caved in and allowed employees to show sympathy to their fired co-workers!The Personality Team explains, “For years, Google has boasted of its ability to scale up and down very quickly” and “‘navigate changes with agility.’” However, “a whole team thrown into financial uncertainty is what scaling down quickly looks like for Google workers. This is the human cost of agility.”The company employs 122,000 temporary workers, vendors and contract employees, who comprise a majority of the workforce — 54 percent. Their contracts range from two to six months and are regularly renewed. Their term limit is two years. These employees lack paid holidays, health care and other benefits. Workers call this management’s “two-tier system.”It’s all about super-profits. Google, a $795-billion global behemoth, reaps mega-profits by deliberately cutting labor costs by hiring contract and temporary workers, paying them less and giving them far fewer benefits than full-time workers. But now these workers are insisting the corporation respect their agreements, rights, dignity — and humanity. They are demanding full-time jobs and full benefits. They are not aiming their fire at full-timers, but assert this is a fight of all Google workers against their employer.Class solidarity and activism growThis is the most recent protest of company actions by Google employees. Last year, when tech workers publicly objected to the use of their work to help the U.S. military conduct the “business of war,” the company responded to the pressure and cancelled the Pentagon deals.Inspired by the Marriott Hotel workers’ strike and a one-day walkout by McDonald’s employees opposing workplace sexual abuse, 20,000 Google employees walked out of their workplaces on four continents on Nov. 1. This coordinated global job action, which was mostly organized online, won some protections against sexual harassment and the dropping of forced arbitration in those cases.But company bosses would not budge on systemic discrimination, refusing to even address it. When issuing the call for the Nov. 1 walkout, organizers strongly criticized rampant racism and gender discrimination in both pay rates and job assignments. They demanded equal treatment for temporary workers, vendors and contractors, many of them women, Black, Latinx and immigrants. This was an important show of class solidarity by higher-paid tech workers with the most oppressed workers and an acknowledgement that they were all fighting the same boss.In December, some temporary workers, vendors and contractors sent a letter to CEO Sindar Pichai “accusing the tech company of creating a segregated workforce,” and saying, “[B]ecause contract workers are more likely to be people of color … the dynamic reinforces ‘a system of institutional racism, sexism and discrimination.’” (Vox.com, April 4)While Google bosses publicly appear to support the workers, behind the scenes they are trying to squelch organizing and political protest. In 2017 and 2018, including three weeks after the Nov. 1 global walkout, the communications behemoth asked the National Labor Relations Board to scrap a 2014 legal protection that allowed workers to organize about job issues using workplace email systems.That sneak attack on workers’ rights comes at a time of increasing militancy, class consciousness, solidarity and activism within the Google workforce. Awareness is growing that collective action is the only way to make gains. There is even talk of unions.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television

first_img Follow the news on Hong Kong May 28, 2021 Find out more Hong KongAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expression Hong KongAsia – Pacific Media independence Freedom of expression News Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, has been hosting a daily talk show on public broadcaster RTHK since 28th April. This parody of journalism enables her to promote unpopular policies without exposing herself to questions from journalists. Receive email alerts News May 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 22, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? News News Organisation We are our own best advocates. On 28th April, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam sprung a surprise by launching the programme “Get to Know the Election Committee Subsectors” on public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). A daily Cantonese-language talk show, hosted by Lam herself and aired four times a day, enables her to promote unpopular electoral reform imposed by China without exposing herself to – often embarrassing – questions from journalists.”The role of public media is not to relay the authorities’ propaganda, but to provide factual and relevant information,” recalls Cédric Alviani, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia bureau head, who urges the Chief Executive to “end this parody of journalism” and to instead focus her efforts on “putting an end to the attacks on the independence of RTHK reporters.”In recent years, the public broadcaster has been the target of harassment and censorship campaigns that have intensified with the arrival of the new Director of Broadcasting, Patrick Li, on 1st March. Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom, has plummeted from 18th place in 2002 to 80th place in 2021 in the RSF World Press Freedom Index . The People’s Republic of China, for its part, remains at 177th out of 180. April 29, 2021 In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Hong Kong: investigative journalist Bao Choy convicted of “false statements”last_img read more

Work on new cancer care centre to start in 2012

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Derry MLA says work is expected to begin on a new cancer care centre at Altnagelvin by 2012. While formal announcements have yet to be made, Martina Anderson says a time line for the project was agreed by the North South Ministerial Council last week.Ms Anderson says the provision of cross border cancer services at Altnagelvin was one of the key demands of the Stand up for the North West campaign. She says the business case has already been submitted to the two governments, and approval to proceed is expected next month with the new centre operational by September 2015.Martina Anderson says it’s news many people have been waiting for:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/mand830.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+ Twitter Previous articleThe Cope says Joe Borg’s departure bad news for Irish FishingNext articleCouncillors furious with lack of action with developers News Highland WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Work on new cancer care centre to start in 2012 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – December 2, 2009 Newslast_img read more

Science writer and folk singer Bill Steele died in Dec. 17 house fire

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — Bill Steele, a former Cornell Chronicle writer and well-known folk musician, died at age 86 in an Ithaca house fire last week.Steele was a science writer for the Cornell Chronicle and retired last March, according to the Cornell Chronicle. A longtime friend of Steele’s, Wendy Grossman, told the Chronicle, “He was funny … he liked to tell stories; in person, he was very much like he was onstage as a folk singer. He told funny stories, he was interesting, he was smart. He was interested in science and the world around him.”Though state police have not officially released his name, the Cornell Chronicle and other obituaries have identified Steele as the 86-year-old man who died in the house fire Dec. 17 in Ithaca.The fire started in the kitchen of his home Dec. 17 on Christopher Circle in Ithaca. Firefighters from Cayuga Heights, Ithaca and Lansing were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but when they searched the house, they found the resident had died of smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is still being investigated and could take months to complete, state police said.Steele is known for writing the environmental anthem, “Garbage!” in 1969. The song asks, “What will we do when there’s nothing left to read, and there’s nothing left to hear, and there’s nothing left to need, and there’s nothing left to wear, and there’s nothing left to alk about, and nothing left to walk upon, and nothing left to care about, and nothing left to ponder on … and there’s nothing left to be but garbage.” Tagged: Bill Steele, cornell, Cornell Chronicle, fire Obituary notices are made possible with support from: center_img Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: Most of his songs are available to download and listen to on his website. Listen to “Garbage!” below.http://billsteelesongs.com/songs/Garbage.m4aIt quickly became an underground hit and was included in the Sierra Club’s “Survival Songbook” in 1971 and also appears in the folk singers’ bible, “Rise Up Singing,” and “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” according to a 2009 article in the Cornell Chronicle honoring the 40th anniversary of the song.Regarding the song, Steele wrote in his website, “I wrote this when I read that San Francisco Bay was about half the size it had been when Sir Francis Drake first sailed into it. I wasn’t expecting it to become an environmental anthem. Most topical songs quickly become outdated; it’s unfortunate this one hasn’t.” He said further to the Cornell Chronicle, “From the environmental standpoint, it’s frustrating that we haven’t done anything about it, and that this problem is still with us after all this time.”Steele is also known for the song, “Chocolate Chip Cookies,” which is also the title of his second album after “Garbage! and other Garbage.”Steele graduated from Cornell University with a degree in psychology in 1954. While an undergraduate, he wrote for the now-defunct magazine The Widow, a student-run humor magazine. The Cornell Chronicle said Steele’s love of science and computers brought him back to Cornell, where he became a temporary writer for the Cornell News Service in 1994 and shortly after, took a permanent position with the Chronicle as a science writer, a position he held until he retired in March.Read more about Steele from the Cornell Chronicle.Featured image: Bill Steele in 2009. (Photo by Robert Barker/Cornell Brand Communications) Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connorlast_img read more

Category 4 hurricane bearing down on Hawaii with 130 mph winds, torrential rain

first_img(HONOLULU) — A Category 4 hurricane with winds up 130 miles per hour is approaching the Hawaiian islands.Hurricane Lane is expected to track very close to the islands Thursday and Friday. It may weaken slightly as it approaches, but the storm is expected to maintain hurricane strength.Some computer models show Lane could make landfall near Maui, but other models have Lane moving west and away from the islands, which would decrease the storm’s overall impact.Though Lane’s path isn’t certain, Hawaii is expecting torrential rain over the next few days with a potential for life-threatening flash floods and landslides.Widespread rainfalls of 10 to 15 inches are possible, with more than 20 inches possible in some areas.Eight inches of rain already fell within 12 hours on the Big Island. A flash flood warning was issued for parts of the island.Life-threatening surf is also expected across the islands over the next few days. The large waves and storm surge will push water levels two to four feet above normal tide levels along the state’s south and west shores.It’s rare for hurricanes to hit Hawaii. An area of high pressure that sits to the northeast of the islands typically steers hurricanes away. This high pressure is the strongest from May through October, which is also prime hurricane season.Hawaiian islands are also surrounded by cool water and tropical cyclones need ocean water temperatures to exceed 80 degrees to strengthen.The last hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii was Iniki in 1992. Lane would be the third on record.Category 1 Hurricane Dot hit in 1959 and catastrophic Category 4 Iniki came ashore in 1992. Both made landfall on the island of Kauai.Category 1 Iwa also had a major impact on Kauai in In 1982, but because its eye did not hit the island, it wasn’t officially counted as making landfall there.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more