Halfords pins hopes on promotions as sales are dented in tough market

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share Thursday 7 October 2010 8:08 pm Tags: NULL HALFORDS yesterday promised to launch new promotions after reporting a sharper drop in like-for-like sales over the past quarter.The group said fewer sat nav sales and a disappointing performance in cycles contributed to a 6.3 per cent fall like-for-like sales at its shops in the quarter to 1 October.There was a 4.5 per cent drop in the previous three months, although Halfords said it still expected to grow half-year profits by around 12 per cent to between £67m and £69m. It said it remained cautious in the the trading environment and said it would reinvest recent margin gains into increasing its promotional stance. The firm added that one area of focus is likely to be in cycles after a “relatively disappointing” one per cent drop in like-for-like sales over the quarter.It said delays in the relaunch of new cycle ranges and on increased levels of competition in the market had hit its sales.The company said it had failed to take full advantage of a UK market that “remains attractive and continues to grow” but was confident of a bounce back. Halfords pins hopes on promotions as sales are dented in tough market whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgBychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Here’s why I’m investing in FTSE 100 stocks rather than the booming property market

first_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. These tempt me right now. Enter Your Email Address Here’s why I’m investing in FTSE 100 stocks rather than the booming property market Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! FTSE 100 stocks and UK house prices have both been booming over the last year. Today, it’s the turn of property prices to hit the headlines, as latest Nationwide figures show they have jumped 10.9% in the year to May.This is incredible, given the challenges of the last year. Record low mortgage rates, the stamp duty holiday and a widespread urge for space following the trauma of lockdown are driving demand. Yet houses are not the only assets rising. FTSE 100 stocks have also been going gangbusters.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…The index of blue-chip shares is up 14.3% over the last year, to trade at 7,102. That’s slightly faster growth than house prices (with dividends on top). But this short-term success isn’t the reason I favour FTSE 100 stocks over becoming a buy-to-let investor. I think they are streets ahead for a host of reasons.Buy-to-let is a botherFTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks, which I focus my efforts on, are just so easy to buy. I can buy them in seconds for a flat dealing fee of £10, or less. In today’s overheated market, buying property takes four to five months from bid to completion.Another reason I favour FTSE 100 stocks is that the stamp duty is just 0.5%. Anybody buying property today is almost certain to miss the stamp duty holiday due to processing delays, while buy-to-let investors face a 3% surcharge. From 1 October, a £250,000 property will incur £10,000 in stamp duty. The bill rises to a thumping £24,000 on a £450,000 investment property. Plus there are other costs, such as legal costs, survey and mortgage arrangement fees.After I’ve chosen my FTSE 100 stocks, I don’t have to do very much, apart from check how they’re doing from time to time. Of course, I also have to accept that they might not be doing very well. But that relatively easy approach isn’t the case with property. Owners have to do up their property, maintain it, pay utility bills, meet council tax obligations, and so on.I’m sticking with FTSE 100 stocksIf I rented my property out as a buy-to-let, I’d need to find tenants, interview them, take deposits, answer their emergency calls and replace them when they left. Either that, or pay a letting agent to do it for me. As any landlord will tell me, the regulatory burden has increased massively. With FTSE 100 stocks, there’s none of that.I know buy-to-let can be a good option for some people. But it’s not for me. I don’t want to pay capital gains tax on any profit when I sell, at either 18% or 28%, depending on my tax bracket. When I buy FTSE 100 stocks inside my Stocks and Shares ISA allowance, I don’t have to worry about CGT at all. My dividend income will be free of tax as well, whereas rental income from tenants is taxable. I don’t even have to mention ISA holdings on my tax return. That saves a lot of admin too. That’s why I’m shunning buy-to-let, and will stick to investing in FTSE 100 stocks instead. Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 1st June, 2021 See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

The big questions for Australia after Fiji victory

first_img Will they regret missing out on a bonus point?A 28-13 win over Fiji isn’t a bad start to a World Cup campaign, but Australia’s failure to score a fourth try and thereby take five match points from this game could come back to haunt them.England took the full five points from Fiji in the opening match of the tournament last weekend and Wales did the same against Uruguay, but even though Australia scored their third try with 38 minutes of play remaining, they didn’t cross the whitewash again.With 12 minutes to go and the score 25-13, Australia opted to kick a penalty and take their lead out beyond two converted tries, rather than kicking to touch and going for a try from a driving maul – a tactic which had gleaned them two first-half tries.Head coach Michael Cheika said afterwards: “We haven’t even thought about bonus points,” which, if true, is astonishingly naïve.Pool A has looked like being a fight to the death, where every point – and even points difference – will count. Australia’s decision to let that bonus point go begging may be one that they rue next month.Is Michael Cheika’s tinkering with selection counter-productive?The process of selecting a 31-man World Cup squad undoubtedly means different combinations have to be tried in the run-up to the tournament. However, Cheika made so many changes during the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup matches that it begs the question of whether Australia’s team is actually settled enough to reach its full potential in the next month.The fact that at 25-13 up with 12 minutes to go against Fiji, they were still worried about closing out the win, rather than gunning for a bonus-point try suggests that the combinations aren’t quite comfortable enough with each other. Their starting XV against Fiji boasted 720 caps, but do the individuals trust each other and the game plan enough? The fact that Cheika will change most if not all of his run-on team for Sunday’s clash with Uruguay, because of the short turnaround, means the combinations won’t have more time to settle before they play England on 3 October.In a tight spot: The scrum is better, but is it good enough? (Photo Getty Images)Is Australia’s scrum still a weakness? Nearly there: Sekope Kepu scores Australia’s third try, but the fourth never came. (Photo: Getty Images) For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here Australia had to wait five days from the start of the World Cup to play their first game, so will be happy enough with the bright start they made in a 28-13 win over Fiji. What issues did the game raise for the Wallabies? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Australia and Fiji produced some of the most stable scrums seen in Test match rugby for a long time, but it was noticeable that while the Wallabies mostly held firm against the Fijian eight, hooker Stephen Moore couldn’t strike the ball and needed his pack to drive over it to claim the possession instead.This took quite some time in several scrums, which meant scrummaging ball did not equate to quick ball for Australia. It also meant the forwards expended a lot of energy. At the second scrum of the game, Fiji got a strong secondary shove on, and turned possession over and the English and Welsh coaches and players will have noted that. Yes, Australia’s scrum is better than it used to be, but is it good enough?Are Pocock and Hooper the best back-row option?David Pocock is playing out of position at No 8 so he and openside Michael Hooper can feature in the same team. They both played a major role in the win over Fiji, with Pocock touching down two tries from lineout drives, Hooper making 22 tackles and Pocock 16.Cheika was certainly pleased with them, saying: “He (Pocock) worked hard and was in the tackle contest area a lot. It’s obviously a strength of his so we want to try and put him there or thereabouts so he can have a bit more of a roving mission in defence. But he also did his business well in attack, too. He had his technical stuff right. Both himself and (Michael) Hooper were very good around there and their work rate off the ball.”Come in No 8: Pocock scored two tries while Hooper also shone. (Photo: Getty Images)Assistant coach Stephen Larkham said the duo gave the back row good balance as Hooper is particularly strong in attack and Pocock thrives at the breakdown, but Larkham also admitted there might be a downside to the duo playing in tandem.“When you pick two relatively short back-rowers – I guess these two are, in terms of the world stage – sometimes your lineout struggles.”Larkham hoped Scott Fardy was good enough in the lineout to counter that problem and Australia had a 100% record in that area until the 55th minute against Fiji, but lost four lineouts on their own throw after that.It is possible that Pocock and Hooper both at 6ft leave the Wallabies with limited lineout options, which may be exploited by Wales and England, but they helped Australia beat the All Blacks 27-19 in Sydney in August, so their strengths probably outweigh their weaknesses. TAGS: Fiji last_img read more

Ten big reasons why you have to buy RW’s sevens special!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If all the guides and social stuff wasn’t enough, we also have technical advice from two of the best in the game, with South Africa men’s coach Neil Powell talking you through some handy drills and moves while Fiji men’s coach Ben Ryan explains his team’s attacking principles.This is as well as experts in S&C and nutrition.So hopefully that grabs your attention. Se7ens is in shops now, and will be throughout the Olympic Games. Enjoy! The excitement levels are building as it is now less than a fortnight until the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro kicks off. From the 6 to the 8 August, 12 women’s sides will compete for a gold medal at sevens rugby. From 9 until 11 August it will be the men’s turn.Here at Rugby World we’re pretty excited about it all too. Which is why we have brought out ‘Se7ens‘ our special issue all about the abbreviated form of rugby set to impress in Brazil. But rather than just assume you will go out and buy it, here are ten reasons it’s a must-have.1: A guide to every men’s and women’s teamYou may know a fair bit about sevens, but not all of us know the differences in style, team-to-team, or what these sides have gotten through to grace the Olympics. All of the sides in the men’s and women’s competition are covered in our special issue.2: The stars to keep your eye onDuring the Games there will be some heroes emerging from the arena, both for the men and women. If you don’t want to miss out, we have the big names to watch out for, with 14 pages of info on the stars set to shine.3. Team GB’s captain writes for RW!Tom Mitchell, captain of Team GB men writes a feature just for us on what it’s like to travel the world, playing sevens in far flung, exotic locations. If you want real insight into the life of a top-level sevens star, this comes straight from the horse’s mouth.4. 24/7 – the facts on the gameWant plenty of pub ammo for when the Games are on, so all of your friends think you’re a sevens expert? We have 24 bite-size facts on the game, ranging from where and when the game was invented to the top point-scorers ever and where the famous tournaments are.5. Listing Many may want in on this whole sevens thing after Rio, but it can be hard to know where the big events are and which time of year to expect events to take place. So we’ve teamed up with the good folk at Ultimate Rugby 7s to put together a listing of all the big tournies in 2017.6. Sevens in seven tweetsBasically this is the rules of sevens, but condensed down to the 140-character limit you get on Twitter.7. Snapchat DiarySticking with the social media theme, we have hot snaps from two huge invitational and amateur sevens events, held in two countries on the very same weekend. A feast for the eyes.8. Playing rugby with a hangoverWe have one former international sevens player offering advice on how to play in a sevens event when you’re not feeling the freshest… And we also have advice for veteran athletes from one international player still lacing up the boots well into his thirties.9. Idiots guidesWe not only tell you how to design flash kit and do fancy dress properly, we also have former England wing David Strettle telling you how best to camp at a sevens festival, as well as a playlist thought up by one of NME’s finest.10. Technical expertise Massive force: France’s Virimi Vakatawa will star in the Olympics last_img read more

Golgota House / Floret

first_img “COPY” Area:  6458 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949880/golgota-house-floret Clipboard Golgota House / FloretSave this projectSaveGolgota House / Floret ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/949880/golgota-house-floret Clipboard CopyHouses, House Interiors, Extension•Porto, Portugal Architects: Floret Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The “Caminhos do Romântico” territory in the city of Porto (Portugal) has unique characteristics, mixing bourgeois houses with popular housing, interspersing gardens full of camel trees, and other exotic species and with backyards but also several examples of industrial archeology. An important part of these routes is made through paths that have markedly rural characteristics, with high walls of the old farms and by the fountains and old community washing tanks. Our intervention is located in one of these routes, more specifically in the route that goes from Golgota to Massarelos, comprising points such as the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, the «Casa da Agustina Bessa-Luís» and other bourgeois houses and workers houses. The whole set is surrounded by a dense patch of green and the Douro River, in the background, is an omnipresent element.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe primitive house, which was completely in ruins, was recovered using the techniques and conventional architectural language of the original historical period. The extension of the building was made at a lower level, taking advantage of the terraces, using wood and concrete, clearly demarcating the addition and the original in chronological terms. All the walls of the perimeter were recovered, as well as the retaining walls of the terraces, as well as the garden, the existing species were preserved and others were incorporated according to the specificity of the place. The pool was designed in such a way as not to modify the orography. The overall result has proved to be quite harmonious, with the new elements added being practically invisible to anyone traveling through the «Caminhos do Romântico». Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe ground extends over three terraces facing east with a building with four floors destined to the most private area. Given the small size of this building, it was proposed to expand the area by introducing two new elements: a volume to extend the housing area and a swimming pool. The new volume includes areas for more public use such as the entrance hall, kitchen, living room, and pool support facilities. It appears perpendicularly to the existing building and consists of two floors, extending to the east, following and relating to several levels with the terraces on the ground, thus distributing different uses such as different living areas, paths, etc.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThis intervention managed to reconcile the needs of a large family with the conditions resulting from the recovery of the built heritage, respecting the specificity of the place and the Municipal Master Plan itself. The solution found – the coupling of a body made of wood and glass – allows to expand of the living area of the building while preserving the integrity of the pre-existence and without coming into conflict with it while allowing full and effective communication with the garden. The choice of wood makes it possible, in some way, to eliminate the weight of the relatively extensive expansion that had to be carried out, and to differentiate the contemporary intervention from the 19th-century building.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessLandscape Architects of Color on How to Combat ErasureArticlesErieta Attali and Philipp Valente Explore the Shadows of Germany’s Industrial PastArticles Share Projects ArchDaily Photographs Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 46Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyAbout this officeFloretOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsExtensionPortoConcrete HousesTimber HousesTimber InteriorsPortugalPublished on October 21, 2020Cite: “Golgota House / Floret” [Casa Golgota / Floret Arquitectura] 21 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Portugal 2019 Golgota House / Floretlast_img read more

BBC Children in Need raises record £15.3 million on the night

first_img Howard Lake | 22 November 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BBC Children in Need raises record £15.3 million on the night  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Research / statistics BBC Children in Need yesterday evening raised £15,305,212, overtaking the record £13.5m raised last year.This year’s figure was the most the children’s charity fundraising campaign has ever raised in one night. The charity hopes therefore to beat last year’s final total of £26 million.According to the BBC, 10.3 million people watched the start of the TV telethon at 7pm on Friday. The audience peaked at 12 million at 9pm, representing a 47.7% share of the total TV audience.Since it started in 1980, BBC Children in Need has raised more than £340 million.The next deadlines for applying for funds from BBC Children in Need are 30 November 2003 and 30 March 2004. The new application forms and guidelines are already available in both English and Welsh and can be downloaded from the Children in Need Web site.www.bbc.co.uk/cin 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

Solidarity ends 10-month Honeywell lockout

first_imgHoneywell UAW Local 9 workers on the picket line in South Bend, Ind.Starting in mid-March, all locked-out Honeywell workers will be returning to work. Members of United Auto Workers Local 9 in South Bend, Ind., and Local 1508 in Green Island, N.Y., voted to ratify a new contract on Feb. 25. They had maintained  round-the-clock picketing since May 9, when Honeywell bosses walked them out of the plant in the wee hours of the morning and locked the gates.This new contract pushed back some of the worst terms  Honeywell was demanding the union concede. The workers voted to reject these terms two days before the May lockout. They rejected the same contract again in November, even though by then the workers had nearly run out of state unemployment benefits.The company’s original proposal would have allowed management to deny workers their shift preference and force them out on layoff without regard to seniority. The company could also have arbitrarily and unilaterally cut health benefits and made other changes to the contract without negotiating with the UAW. This language was taken out of the ratified agreement.The breakthrough came shortly after a Feb. 11 labor-community solidarity rally in South Bend. Drawing a range of supporters — UAW members, other unions, Jobs with Justice, clergy, elected officials, Detroit’s Moratorium Now! Coalition and women’s rights activists — the rally demonstrated to Honeywell the high level of community support for the locked-out workers.“We want to thank our members and their families for their sacrifice and solidarity during a difficult year,” said Local 9 President Todd Treder, “and for all of the support our local communities and brothers and sisters from the UAW and labor across the country have given us.” (uaw.org)While the Green Island local overwhelmingly approved the new contract, in South Bend the contract passed by only a slim majority. Workers are still unhappy about increased out-of-pocket health care costs that, for some, amount to a significant pay cut.Another issue is the elimination of being paid time-and-a-half — 50 percent more than the regular hourly wage — for time worked after eight hours in a single day. Now workers must work more than 40 hours a week — what the Fair Labor Standards Act already mandates for even non-union workers — to collect premium pay.The UAW conceded this point on overtime pay at Ford, General Motors and Chrysler during the 2009 bankruptcies. This earlier concession has made it hard for other UAW locals to hold onto language that insists workers receive premium pay after an eight-hour day.The UAW has also just ended two short strikes. Local 291 in Oshkosh, Wis., which struck Feb. 6 over contract demands, ended its strike Feb. 12. Local 710 in Kansas City, Mo., won a first contract Feb. 21 after striking Challenge Manufacturing for three weeks. The victory came after Ford workers from Local 249 and GM workers from Local 31 — whose plant provides parts for Challenge — held a “picket party” with 150 supporters.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU dean of admission promotes diversity, equity and inclusion

first_imgHoroscope: November 13, 2019 Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU dean of admission Heath Einstein. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoWhen Heath Einstein was interviewed for his current position, he was asked what he would want TCU to do to diversify the campus, Associate Provost Mike Scott recalls. His response: they could start by hiring a Jew as dean of admission.Einstein’s own lived experience perfectly aligned with TCU’s search for diversity, equity and inclusion in Vision in Action: Lead On.He is a “champion for social justice,” said Scott. “That is so apparent.”Einstein now uses his sense for inclusion to guide his decision-making as dean.“Perhaps even my biggest goal is to help the university achieve its mission to create a space that is as inclusive as possible to as many people as possible,” Einstein said. “I don’t ever want someone to come here for a visit, much less enroll here, and feel like the experience is meant for somebody else.”His involvement in the organization, Admissions Community Cultivating Equity and Peace Today (ACCEPT), has helped Einstein better understand the experiences of marginalized students who navigate the college process.“It’s an online group trying to build a community of adults who are going to be prepared to help these students through difficult times, whether it’s a result of systemic racism that they may encounter or a particular instance of individual or overt racism,” he said.It was through this involvement that he got a “Black Lives Matter” bracelet, which is often seen on his wrist.From a young age, Einstein never strayed from people of diverse backgrounds. At his high school in Orange County, California, he wasn’t the type to stick with a single crowd.“A lot of high school students I come in contact with sort of struggle with that,” Einstein said. “They feel pigeon-holed or that they’re sort of typecast. But I always felt like I didn’t really have a label. I was just sort of friends with the people I liked.”His ambitious pursuit of new experiences pushed him to go far for college: The George Washington University in D.C., where he studied political science.It was after graduating that he stumbled into a job as an entry-level admissions counselor at his alma mater.“My thought, like many people who start in our line of work, was ‘I’ll do this for a couple years and then see where it takes me and probably will use it as a stepping stone for something else,’” Einstein said. “But I just stayed.”Commitment to CommunityPart of the appeal was that Einstein could talk to high school students and college students regularly.“I just get a kick out of having a conversation with a 17-year-old about what their life dreams are,” Einstein said.Einstein wanted to help even more teenagers on the other side after almost three years at GW admissions.It was among the 200 college visits he did as a high school college counselor that he first saw TCU.“It was clear that this place was different,” he said. “I remember driving into the campus and seeing purple street signs and seeing students walk around who looked really happy.”When he decided to go back into admissions almost eight years later, TCU became his new home.“There’s a level of commitment to community here that is different,” he said. “Now not everyone feels it, and I recognize that. But I felt it when I got here, and I haven’t been let down at any point since.”Einstein being able to maintain relationships with TCU students is one of his favorite parts of the job.After she wanted to get involved with admissions as a campus tour guide, senior Lexee Leach set up her first meeting with Einstein, but it turned into many more.“He took the time to meet with me several times, check in on my academic progress and make sure I was happy,” said Leach. + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Venezuelan migrant families manage struggles for citizenship in Colombia Mariana Rivas Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Linkedin Twitter Facebook Mariana Rivas is a junior journalism major at TCU. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she grew up in Houston, Texas. You can usually find her drinking coffee, hanging out with friends or writing about anything she is passionate about! Einstein gave Leach a gold horned frog pin that she said she now wears to every campus tour and event.Leach credits Einstein to having made a positive impact on her TCU career, saying she’s never met a person that cares more about the people on campus.“He has impacted my experience by being an incredible mentor to me when that is definitely not his job,” she said.Heath Einstein’s office features purple in every corner. Photo by Mariana RivasHe keeps some of his favorite TCU mementos close by. Photo by Mariana RivasHardest Job on CampusHis day job entails running the admissions staff, making important decisions about the future student body and meeting with other administration.“Everyday is a little different,” Einstein said. But there still is a rhythm to a year in admissions.编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多此交互式图像使用ThingLink创建。在thinglink.com上查看此图像。接触图片分享图像…全屏”“He has probably the most difficult job on the campus,” said Scott. “The entire operational ability of the university hinges upon us bringing in a certain number of students every year.”But Scott recognizes that it isn’t just about tuition dollars. The university wants students with high academic profiles, active involvement and diverse experiences.Einstein said he feels fortunate that they don’t consider a family’s ability to pay when making an admissions decision.“While I know at a very high level we need to make the numbers work in terms of dollars and cents, what we’re looking for is students who bring diverse perspectives to campus.” Einstein said. “And we know that students who don’t have the same financial means that other students have have lived a different experience.”Bringing students from those different backgrounds will be more valuable for the students and the university as a whole, Einstein said.Director of freshman admission Mandy Castro said it’s not always easy to keep the end goal in perspective.“There are weeks we work long hours with not much reward, but when we see the future of TCU and the students on campus, it is all worth it,” she said.But Einstein said it’s almost impossible to measure the success of a class after the deposit deadline.“People will come up to me often as the admissions cycle is ending and say ‘Boy you guys did a great job. We had a great year,’ or ‘We missed the mark a little bit. Better luck next time,’” Einstein said. “I’m not going to know with any class of students we bring in how successful it is until four years later when we see those students graduate.”Einstein helps his team to stay on track despite the delayed gratification, Castro said.“He is committed to the University’s strategic goals and consistently presents the lenses of increased profile and inclusiveness in our efforts to bring in the class,” Castro said.The sticky notes surrounding his desk are a more accurate gauge of how Einstein measures his successes.“Sometimes they’ll be pieces of paper all over the place, and if I can just crumple them up and throw them away that’s like a big win for me,” he said.“Not about Heath Einstein at the end of the day”Einstein said his biggest win is raising his three children.“When I get home that’s my family time,” he said. “I’m not spending all day with my children so the time that I do have I really value.”A note from Einstein’s kids hangs in his office. Photo by Mariana RivasIt wasn’t always the case that Einstein learned to have the right balance.“It wasn’t really until I got into a position of leadership when I started preaching having work life balance that I looked inward and started to think about the imbalance in my life,” he said. “I’ve learned to just stop.”But during the work day, Einstein said he wants to leave TCU a better place than he found it. Horoscope: November 14, 2019 Previous articleMen’s tennis sweeps opening two rounds of NCAA tournamentNext articleDiversity, equity and inclusion not taking a break Mariana Rivas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Mariana Rivashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mariana-rivas/ Horoscope: November 15, 2019last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders seeks meeting with Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman of Telecom Italia’s board of directors

first_imgNews March 25, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders seeks meeting with Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman of Telecom Italia’s board of directors Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out more News November 23, 2020 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Follow the news on Italy ItalyEurope – Central Asia Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has asked to meet the chairman of Telecom Italia’s board of governors about the implications of the company’s ties with Cuban telecommunications operator ETECSA, that has been made responsible for Internet censorship.”We would like to meet you to discuss together the problems arising from your investment in Cuban telecommunications”, the international press freedom organisation said in a 25 March 2004 letter to Marco Tronchetti Provera.”We believe that your company should broach the issue with ETECSA and the Cuban government to bring an end to relentless censorship of the Net in Cuba and so that 27 journalists jailed in March 2003, accused in particular of putting the Internet to “counter-revolutionary” use, can be released.”The vast majority of Cubans are banned from using the Internet. In Fidel Castro’s Cuba only those with explicit permission can access the Net. The ban is all the more severe because it is illegal to possess computer equipment. The cybercafés are reserved for the use of tourists and are under very strict control.In March 2003 the Cuban regime launched a wave of arrests during which 27 independent journalists were imprisoned. Among them was poet and journalist Raúl Rivero. The charge sheet against him explicitly cited his work with an Internet site “aiming to overthrow the Cuban revolution”. Most of the sentences of the 27 who were imprisoned referred to their use of the Internet: posting articles about foreign online publications or simply visiting forbidden sites.Tens of thousands of Cubans however continue to pirate the ETECSA telephone network to access the Web. These illegal connections to the Internet are a window of freedom in a country where no independent media is tolerated.In December 2003, the Cuban authorities announced that they would track down these “pirate” users. A government decree instructed ETECSA “to use all necessary technical means to detect and block access to the Internet” for unauthorised people. To put it bluntly, the Cuban authorities demand that your partner company monitors the Internet and helps police track down Cuban Internet-users who are getting round the official ban. The telecommunications operator thus becomes a party to the repression of the Internet. This decree moreover could lead to a new wave of arrests, this time against Cuban Internet “pirates”.As shareholders of 29,3% of ETECSA, which has a monopoly on Cuban Internet, Telecom Italia is directly involved with the company’s actions. News ItalyEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go further The organisation has asked to meet the chairman of Telecom Italia’s board of governors about the implications of the company’s ties with Cuban telecommunications operator ETECSA, that has been made responsible for Internet censorship. November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more