What the other papers say this morning

first_img Tags: NULL Sunday 20 February 2011 11:37 pm KCS-content whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESBUSINESS JET TRAVEL REBOUNDS AS RICH SPLASH OUT FOR PRIVACYPrivate jet travel, shunned in the recession as a sign of ostentation, is recovering in a further sign that the world’s richest people are spending more freely again. The number of business flights – which includes celebrity, state and business hire – grew 5.5 per cent last year, in both European and US airspace, according to figures from Eurocontrol, the air traffic management co-ordinator, and Argos International, an aviation market research company.HEDGE FUND JOINS HIGH-RISK INSURANCE ARENAA specialist hedge fun focused on insurance risks will this week launch a public fundraising for a closed-end version of its main fund in an attempt to bring in up to £200m in long-term capital and broaden its investor base, according to people with knowledge of its plans.ENERGEES INVESTMENTS TAKES CONTROL OF REGAL PETROLEUM Regal Petroleum, the Aim-quoted oil and gas company, has been taken over by one of Ukraine’s largest business conglomerates. Energees Investments, a subsidiary of one of the biggest diversified holding companies in Ukraine, where Regal’s operations are focused, said it had taken control of 51.7 per cent of Regal’s equity after offering 38p a share.GAZ ON THE CUSP OF VOLKSWAGEN DEALGaz, the Russian carmaker owned by tycoon Oleg Deripaska, expects to sign a deal later this week with Germany’s Volkswagen to build Skoda and VW cars on contract, according to a company executive. The deal would need to be signed this week to meet a February deadline.THE TIMESA HELPING HAND FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS FROM ACROSS THE PONDAn American insurance group is to provide mortgage indemnity insurance against first-time buyer and high-risk mortgage defaults. Genworth Financial has been chosen as the mortgage indemnity insuranceprovider for Mutual One, a joint venture owned by building societies including the Hanley Economic and Skipton. The partnership means that Mutual One can act as a representative for Genworth and arrange and administer mortgage indemnity.ELITE FORCE WON’T HAVE TIME TO CHASE FRAUDSTERS, LAWYERS FEARThe fight against financial crime is being lost in a territorial fight between government departments, and breaking up the Serious Fraud Office could make the situation worse, lawyers fear.The Daily TelegraphJAMES CAAN: CAAN-DO ATTITUDE LAUNCHES FORMER TV DRAGON INTO SUPER-PRIMEPROPERTY James Caan, the entrepreneur who quit BBC2’s Dragons’ Den last month, has pitched his own idea for a £100m money-spinner to some of the biggest property developers in central London. Caan is looking to invest £100m in super-prime London properThe former Dragon is teaming up with developers including Candy & Candy to launch a property scheme that will buy, develop and re-sell luxury houses in Mayfair and the West End.FOX TO CRACK DOWN ON MILITARY OVERSPENDSLiam Fox will launch a fierce attack on “ballooning” spending in his own department as figures show projects are running at least £8.8bn over budget.THE WALL STREET JOURNALEUROPEGROUPON GEARS UP TO EXPAND INTO CHINADeals website Groupon appears to be making preparations to start operations in China, a move that could shake up the market for group buying, even though challenges lie ahead for the young US company. Chicago-based Groupon, which opened in 2008 selling discounted products and services from local merchants such as restaurants and nail salons, faces a huge internet market that has confounded some of the world’s biggest players.CANADA IS KEY FOR SAPPOROSapporo Holdings is mapping out strategies that could involve acquisitions or creating a new plant to meet rising demand for premium beer in North America. In Asia, meanwhile, the Japanese company is expanding its beer and soft-drink business. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp What the other papers say this morning More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Sharelast_img read more

Jackpocket hands advisory role to former Scientific Games CEO

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter US-focused mobile lottery start-up Jackpocket has appointed Gavin Isaacs, the former CEO of Scientific Games and current chairman of SBTech, as a senior advisor to its board of directors. Jackpocket hands advisory role to former Scientific Games CEO Topics: Lottery People Strategy Email Address Regions: US Tags: Mobile 24th April 2019 | By contenteditor US-focused mobile lottery start-up Jackpocket has appointed Gavin Isaacs, the former CEO of Scientific Games and current chairman of SBTech, as a senior advisor to its board of directors.Isaacs will now work with the Jackpocket board and executive team to help set a growth strategy for the start-up and guide its expansion into new jurisdictions in 2019 and beyond.Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Isaacs brings more than 20 years of experience in the gambling sector to Jackpocket, a reseller service for state lottery tickets. Isaacs has served as chairman of sports betting and gaming technology supplier SBTech since January of this year, having previously led Scientific Games before departing in August 2016.Earlier in his career, Isaacs also spent time as COO of Bally Technologies, CEO of SHFL Entertainment and president of Aristocrat.“It is an exciting road ahead, and I’m eager to do my part to help the team navigate regulated spaces and shape new strategies for modernising the industry,” Isaacs said.Jackpocket founder and CEO Peter Sullivan added: “We’re fortunate to be in a position where we can be really thoughtful about who we have in our court, as we fortify our leadership position as a gaming technology company in a changing industry.“With lotteries and iGaming undergoing such rapid transformation, and in many cases starting to converge, we know that Gavin will bring valuable counsel and foresight in making more inroads for our growth.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Lotterylast_img read more

Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgUnifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unifreight Africa Limited (UNIF.zw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnifreight Africa Limited is a transport holding company in Zimbabwe, offering services in logistics, freight and passenger services to clients in sub-Saharan Africa. The company was re-named after the successful acquisition of Pioneer Corporation Africa Unifreight Africa Limited services include inter-city freight, distribution of general goods and an international courier service. Its brands include Skynet Worldwide Express, Swift and Bulwark. The engineering division operates in two sectors; maintenance of its Unifreight fleet and sales and procurement of parts for Yutong busses, aswell as heavy haulage and abnormal freight transport. Skynet Worldwide Express offers international and domestic courier and airfreight services. Unifreight Africa Limited owns a fleet of vehicles which are available on a contract agreement or for once-off hire. Unifreight Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Croft to captain Tigers against Gloucester

first_imgThe Tigers ticket office is open until 5pm Friday and from 9am Saturday. Phone the hotline on 0844 856 1880, call in at Welford Road or book online.Leicester Tigers Welford Road, Saturday 3pm Tom CroftLeicester Tigers return to home ground on Saturday after a six-week absence as they host Gloucester Rugby in Round 20 of the Aviva Premiership season. Martin Castrogiovanni, George Skivington and Thomas Waldrom return to the Tigers starting XV and Rob Hawkins, Ben Woods and Billy Twelvetrees also come into the line-up.Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “It’s great to be back at Welford Road after a run of away games and we have two of our last three league games here. We have to get over the defeat in the Heineken Cup – there is nothing we can do about that now. You just have to pick yourself up and go again. There is still a lot to play for this season.”“We’ve made a few changes this week because guys like Craig Newby and Anthony Allen have played a lot of rugby and we need to have everyone fit and fresh for the run-in. “Gloucester have been going well in the second half of the season and Bryan Redpath is doing a good job there. They’re in a good place for a semi-final place themselves and it’ll be a good contest.”Tom Croft will lead out the team in Newby’s absence. Louis Deacon is ruled out this week with an Achilles injury, joining Geordan Murphy, Geoff Parling and Ben Pienaar on the sidelines. Marcos Ayerza misses out due to suspension. LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Tom Croft (R) is congratulated by team mate Geordan Murphy after scoring a try during the Heineken Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Scarlets at Welford Road on October 17, 2010 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 15 Scott Hamilton14 Horacio Agulla13 Manu Tuilagi12 Billy Twelvetrees11 Alesana Tuilagi10 Toby Flood9 Ben Youngs1 Boris Stankovich2 Rob Hawkins3 Martin Castrogiovanni4 Steve Mafi5 George Skivington6 Tom Croft (C)7 Ben Woods8 Thomas WaldromReplacements16 George Chuter17 Julian White18 Dan Cole19 Jordan Crane20 Craig Newby21 James Grindal22 Jeremy Staunton23 Matt Smithlast_img read more

Bower House / Andrew Simpson Architects

first_img “COPY” Bower House / Andrew Simpson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBower House / Andrew Simpson Architects Houses Architects: Andrew Simpson Architects Area Area of this architecture project Australia Area:  176 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787402/bower-house-andrew-simpson-architects Clipboard Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily 2013 CopyHouses, Extension•Carlton North, Australia Bower House / Andrew Simpson Architects Photographs:  Peter Bennetts Save this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. All houses in some way resonate the history of lives spent together. Rachel Whiteread’s “House” installation of 1993 exemplified the notion that memories are imprinted into the spaces in which we live. This project began with a conversation between architect and client around this idea.Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts The scope of work broadly involved heritage refurbishment and a contemporary rear extension to an inner-city Victorian terrace house. The ambition of the project was to inscribe the owners’ joint experiences as a couple into the spatial character of the building, and provide a new context for their current life together as a family with two young boys. To achieve this, the architectural idea spanned both the historic fabric of the existing building and the new extension.Save this picture!Section To establish a brief for the project, instead of asking the clients to produce a written document, we suggested they sketch plans of the previous homes they had lived in. These scaleless hand-drawn reflections – which we referred to as “planometric memories” – revealed in their disproportions, the clients’ subconscious aspirations for the new home. Key aspects of the spatial planning, volumetric character and material palette of the architecture was informed through this process. Circulation spaces vary significantly in scale and meld with the living spaces of the house; and there is an emphasis on level change and the associated experience of implied depth.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe house is also conceived as a nested set of containers: a set of “Russian dolls” that might infer yet other unrevealed histories. The large fibreglass clad pod floating above the kitchen space is one of these objects. To achieve the sense that this cloud-like form is levitating within the larger volume of the kitchen and dining areas, a series of steel hangers drop down from portal frames that span the width of the rear extension, thereby avoiding any visually apparent use of structure. The fibreglass cladding was designed using a 72 piece dia-grid comprising 17 different 3d custom-designed tiles integrating lighting. This was produced from a digital model developed following construction of the framing and lining substrate and a careful on-site survey of the shell by the builder.Save this picture!DiagramContrary to a typical compact terrace house, the ground floor level at the rear is raised to allow for more expansive views to the surrounding street context. This had the added advantage of providing a well-ventilated and less costly timber sub-floor space with additional outdoor storage.  The external deck and garden, developed in collaboration with Katherine Rekaris Landscape Architecture, cascades down towards the back fence and is framed by a series of off-form concrete planters that act as impromptu seating from which to look back at the house.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessUndefined Playground / B.U.S ArchitectureSelected ProjectsLouis Kahn’s Roosevelt Island Memorial in the Firing Line Over Accessibility DisputeArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787402/bower-house-andrew-simpson-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAndrew Simpson ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionCarlton NorthAustraliaPublished on May 16, 2016Cite: “Bower House / Andrew Simpson Architects” 15 May 2016. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 26 Sharelast_img read more

Modular House 01 / abarca+palma

first_imgCopyHouses•Pupuya, Chile Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Chile “COPY” Modular House 01 / abarca+palmaSave this projectSaveModular House 01 / abarca+palma Save this picture!© Andres Maturana+ 35Curated by Danae Santibañez Share 2016 “COPY” Modular House 01 / abarca+palma Manufacturers: Maderas Bucalemu, Sudpanel, YousefConstruction:Francisco Abarca, Camilo Palma, Sebastián OchoaColaborator Architect:Nicolás AcostaConstruction Year:2016Surface Area:5800 m2.Built Surface:120m2Construction Time:4 mesesValue:20 UF x m2Architects In Charge:Francisco Abarca, Camilo Palma, Sebastián OchoaCity:PupuyaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andres MaturanaRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. This residence is in the “Los Maquicillos” hills, between Matanzas Square and Vega de Pupuya. Its implantation on the hill provides a wide view to the sea and a very close view of the hills, big trees and the powerful rural landscape of the ravine “La vega de Pupuya”.Save this picture!© Andres MaturanaThe house has an interior of 77m2 that include two bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen integrated to the living and dining room that communicates directly to a covered porch and a corridor that projects over the terrain in its sloping part. All environments have a view that can cross the entire region of the ravine and the distant sea.Save this picture!Floor PlanThis first Modular Home is part of a system of prefabricated modules and a serial structure fabricated on construction sites adaptable to the terrain. The wooden structure is built in situ by joiners before the arrival of prefabricated panels that are mounted over it.Save this picture!© Andres MaturanaSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!SectionIt is a mixed system, where carpentry tradition and the industry can directly connect with each other.Save this picture!© Andres MaturanaThe structure built in pine wood is composed by the method of piers, beam, composite pillar and serial trusses that construct a cover that protects the totality of the residence.Save this picture!© Andres MaturanaSave this picture!Section AThe prefabricated panels are of SIP type with variable thickness according to the climatic zone of the country.Save this picture!© Andres MaturanaIn climate terms, the house is characterized by a great cover that protects the entire area built with edges of more than a meter long, which ensure protection from rain and sun, giving greater durability to the residence coatings and decreasing considerably the maintenance. The coverage is separated from the modules to reduce the incidence of heat on them, as well as to promote air circulation. Finally, the width of the residence and the sequence of windows allow cross ventilation in all rooms.Save this picture!© Andres MaturanaFive modules were used for this residence: Double Bedroom Module, Single Bedroom Module, Bathroom and Kitchen Module, Living Module and Balcony Module, as well as a corridor throughout the front of the house.Project gallerySee allShow lessA Plane That Skidded Off Its Runway Could Become A Turkish City’s Newest LibraryArchitecture NewsHarvard’s Popular Free Online Architecture Course Returns for 2018Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887799/modular-house-01-abarca-plus-palma Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeabarca+palmaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPupuyaChilePublished on January 29, 2018Cite: “Modular House 01 / abarca+palma” [Casa Modular 01 / abarca+palma] 29 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: abarca+palma Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887799/modular-house-01-abarca-plus-palma Clipboard Houseslast_img read more

Jakob Nielsen discusses Web site usability for non-profits

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Comparing non-profits to for-profits, he thinks that non-profits are in a better position to seek user feedback. “Nonprofits are more willing to speak to people on their own terms,” he say, “in order to meet their needs. As compared to corporate sites that are marketing-oriented, nonprofits are more down-to-earth, and they’re cleaner in what they have to say. Marketing sites force the user to read through the gloss.”Read “Jakob Nielsen: Web Site Usability and Accessibility for Nonprofits – Reaching your entire audience” at TechSoup. Howard Lake | 10 October 2002 | News Non-profit technology site Techsoup.org publishes an interview with usability expert Jakob Nielsen.The fact that non-profits often have very small budgets for Web design is actually a benefit for them, argues Nielsen in his interview with Karen Solomon. It “keeps them from some of the excesses of Web design (such as rich graphics and multimedia).”Given that many non-profits reach out to underserved people, “accessibility is definitely more important for a non-profit than for a commercial Web site,” adds Nielsen. He recommends that at all times non-profits ensure their sites are simple to use. Advertisement Jakob Nielsen discusses Web site usability for non-profits 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

The Macron-Trump visit: U.S. role in World War I and now

first_imgOn June 26, 1917, the first 14,000 United States infantry troops landed at the port of Saint-Nazaire, in France.“As through this world I’ve wandered I’ve seen lots of funny men. Some will rob you with a six-gun and some with a fountain pen.”— Woody Guthrie in his song“Pretty Boy Floyd.”The visit of U.S. president 45 with the French president on Bastille Day brought together two imperialist leaders who rob both by force and by putting something over on the people. That they celebrated with pageantry the World War I landing of U.S. troops as France’s ally shows how they still combine both tactics.Whole nations, peoples and territories have been robbed by these thieves. They continue to rob with six-guns carried by armies, battalions of corporate and private lawyers, and even presidents over centuries. It became popular for them to plunder the world in the name of peace, justice, patriotism and liberty as a smokescreen for their hypocrisy, greed and relentless drive for imperialist profits.Millions have been fed its intoxicating bait. Untold millions have perished as a result. Countless millions today agonize and suffer this human-made fate, which need not go on, and respond with greater organized resistance.World War IIn August 1914, the European rulers went to war with each other over land that did not belong to them — on the continent and overseas. It was called World War l, or the Great War. Though the rulers declared the war, all people and even babies were dramatically impacted.One hundred years later, and it’s still being remembered and commemorated. Everyday people, for the most part on both sides, paid the highest price in this war. But who benefited the most? The ruling class and its war profiteers made out like the bandits they are!The underlying causes of the Great War were protracted in the making, and are very complex, but as a shorthand, it can be summed up with the letters MAIN, as follows:Militarism: The enthusiastic build-up of armies and weapons/technology; war glorification.Alliances: Europe’s system of alliances turned it into an armed camp; an attack on one country was an attack on all its allies. No wonder Europe in this period is often described as a powder keg.Imperialism: The merger of financial and industrial capital to exploit the world’s labor, usually accompanied by land and resource theft by strong countries over weaker ones at grand larceny levels.Nationalism: Chauvinism in the oppressor states, claiming their own people are above all others (“We’re #1!”); unthinking loyalty.Prior to the outbreak of the war, Lenin and the Bolsheviks saw it as the colossal con game it was, and strongly urged European workers’ parties, which were then usually called Social Democrats, to reject support for the war that was enthusiastically promoted by the imperialists. There was no good side in the upcoming war. Both sides were alliances of countries that exploited their own workers and oppressed toiling people abroad.The Social Democratic parties, at their pre-war Stuttgart and Basel congresses, adopted paper resolutions to resist both sides of the two alliances. But after war was declared in 1914, nearly all of them followed “their own” bourgeois leaders and joined the chorus of war hawks from their respective countries.Sam Marcy’s 1985 book, “The Bolsheviks and War” (tinyurl.com/y9pvhakf), which reviews the pre-World War I socialist congresses, remains a must-read for political activists interested in strengthening their ideological anti-imperialist fortitude. He shows that workers get no benefits from misguided pro-imperialist patriotism.U.S. entry into World War IAlthough President Woodrow Wilson promised to keep the U.S. out of the European meat grinder, the material interests of U.S. monopolies and banks drove Washington into siding with the Triple Entente of Britain, France and Russia. Finally, on April 6, 1917, the U.S. officially declared war on Germany.In June 1917, U.S. troops landed in France, and the following month General “Black-Jack” Pershing set up the European Command of U.S. forces. The relatively untrained U.S. troops first saw combat in France against German troops in October.U.S. troop strength rose from 200,000 to 4 million by war’s end. Some 117,000 troops died, and double that number were wounded. They suffered so that the U.S. rulers could get their seat at the imperialists’ table.This writer paraphrases an observation by Malcolm X that astutely summarizes this topic: The Man doesn’t care if you’re for right or wrong, as long as you’re for Him. After that he doesn’t care what you’re for! Many U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War can so testify to this day.World War I came to an end in November 1918. Yet the seeds for World War II were already planted because the underlying inter-imperialist conflicts were unresolved. The issues of capitalist expansion and control remained a question to be resolved by war.The U.S.-French alliance goes back at least to the U.S. War of Independence, when France, due to its rivalry with Britain, supported the settlers in the U.S. colonies. To this day U.S. and French imperialism — economic competitors in some respects — work hand-in-glove with each other to maintain their economic dominance over oppressed peoples in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Caribbean.The Bastille Day visitDonald Trump’s visit to France to celebrate Bastille Day is filled with irony. In the main, it was the poor people of Paris who stormed the much hated Bastille prison, having become infuriated with the abuses of the French monarchy and demanding “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.”As described in a July 14 WW article by Stephen Millies, the people of France and Haiti inspired each other to overthrow the oppression of French colonial rule. The age of rule by royalty had come to an end.However, the French merchant and capitalist class, along with remnants of the old nobility, were able to hijack Bastille Day’s symbolism, then and now.Emmanuel Macron is a servant-technocrat of France’s imperialist ruling class. For its class interests, the empire must be maintained.Compared to U.S. imperialism, France is a lesser oppressor. But together, they play destructive, anti-popular roles in the oil-rich Middle East and in Africa. Look at the dismembering role they played in Libya and Syria, and they remain staunch members of imperialist NATO.France and the U.S. celebrate their revolutions of over 200 years ago, yet deny independence and revolution to others. Notably, after the Vietnamese revolutionaries defeated French imperialism at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, the U.S. took over the occupation of southern Vietnam and devastated the country until it was defeated two decades later.The Trump-Macron get-together simply reaffirmed the two powers’ longstanding imperialist commitments around the world. Empire does not retire of its own accord.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sophie spurs dad’s marathon effort

first_imgAdvertisement Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Facebook TAGSfeaturedfundraisingLiam Mulcahymarathon Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsLocal NewsSophie spurs dad’s marathon effortBy Liam Togher – July 31, 2013 585 Twitter WhatsApp Print Previous articleChic’s Nile Rodgers is cancer freeNext articleSíle seeks to win wedding competition Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing.center_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email A RHEBOGUE man whose daughter suffers from a life-threatening heart condition is in training for the Dublin Marathon in October to raise money for a proposed disabled park.Liam Mulcahy, along with his partner Stacey, established Cycling 4 Sick Children after their daughter Sophie overcame seven months of intensive surgery in Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital in Crumlin after her birth in 2006. He only took up distance running in January but he competed in the Great Limerick Run this year and he now has Dublin in his sights.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I had set Dublin as the original goal so now I’m trying to push that on and see where it will lead,” said Liam.“We’ve come with an idea for an inclusion park for disabled sports and children and other children can enjoy it as well. We’ve seen that there’s not many facilities around that can incorporate wheelchairs and things like that so the idea is to have it somewhere in Limerick.“Training is going very well and the aim is to stay as injury-free as possible until the marathon. With Limerick I just jumped straight into it without really thinking and I suffered a lot with it but this time I’m more structured.”Liam’s venture is being actively supported by Gleeson Sport Scene, which is providing him with runners and training equipment, in addition to monitoring his progress in training. Linkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Single Women’s Increasing Impact on the Housing Market

first_img Although a study last fall showed the coronavirus pandemic hitting working women harder than their male counterparts—a “she-cession,” the phenomenon has been called—a newer report by Redfin shows single women purchased 9% more homes in the fourth quarter than a year ago, compared with a 4.5% increase for single men.Redfin’s researchers had previously reported that the pandemic-driven recession forced women out of the workforce at a greater rate than men,  especially women of color.“This is another illustration of America’s uneven financial recovery,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “While millions of women have lost their jobs during this recession, the impact has largely been on lower-income women. Meanwhile, most women who were able to afford homes before the pandemic are likely still able to afford homes, and low mortgage rates—especially at the end of 2020—have been incentivizing them to buy.”Women tend to buy less expensive homes than men. The typical home purchased by single women in Q4 sold for $294,000, up 15% year over year. Single men averaged $310,000, a 17% year over year increase. Couples paid an average of $430,000, which is a 15% uptick.For single women, the median monthly mortgage payment was $1,052 in the fourth quarter, compared with $1,125 for single men and $1,535 for couples.Boston tops the list of U.S. metropolitan areas in which home purchases by women are growing, reports Redfin’s Dana Anderson.In Boston, single women made up 25.4% of home purchases in the fourth quarter, compared with 23.3% for single men.A new homeowner in Los Angeles spoke with Redfin about her experience:“I was originally saving for a down payment with a goal of buying my own home in 2021, but interest rates dropped so much with the pandemic that I was able to buy a condo over the summer,” said Sarah Stecker, who bought a two-bedroom condo in Los Angeles in July. “The down payment was the biggest hurdle, but now my monthly mortgage, including HOA fees and property taxes, is just slightly more than I was paying in rent on an apartment in the same neighborhood, and my condo is twice the size. Now, instead of paying my landlord’s mortgage, I’m building equity for my own bank account. I hope to eventually use some of the equity to buy a bigger home for myself and hold onto the condo as a rental property.”The entire report, along with the methodology and a breakdown by metro area is available at Redfin.com. Single Women’s Increasing Impact on the Housing Market Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2021-03-03 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 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  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Single Women’s Increasing Impact on the Housing Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Forbearance Activity Up for the First Time in Weeks Next: Metros With the Highest Credit Scores Sign up for DS News Daily March 3, 2021 10,812 Views last_img read more