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Merkel party in crushing defeat

first_img Share Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp GERMAN chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats suffered a crushing defeat in a regional election in the city-state of Hamburg yesterday.The rout, the party’s worst post-war result, will cost the CDU three seats in the upper house, or Bundesrat, and will make it harder for her coalition to pass laws.The unexpectedly large scope of the defeat may cause turbulence for her party at the national level with six further regional elections looming.The CDU fell to 20.8 per cent from 42.6 per cent in the last election in 2008, according to German television. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Merkel party in crushing defeat Sunday 20 February 2011 10:57 pmlast_img read more

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Is the Cineworld share price a reopening opportunity?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Is the Cineworld share price a reopening opportunity? One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. Grab your free report – while it’s online. Jabran Khan 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Jabran Khan | Tuesday, 25th May, 2021 | More on: CINE 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. My local cinema is a Cineworld (LSE:CINE), which I plan to visit soon. It’s been a terrible time for the Cineworld share price and its business as a whole since the market crashed. With reopening in full effect, is Cineworld a recovery play?Cineworld share price downs and more downsCineworld is the world’s second-largest cinema chain with over 9,000 screens in 10 countries and a workforce of over 30,000. In 2020, Covid-19 forced the business to grind to a catastrophic halt. Performance was affected massively. To provide a snapshot, revenue between 2019 and 2020 fell by a mammoth 80% from $4.37bn to $852m due to lockdowns and closed cinemas across the world.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 Cineworld share price has experienced a roller-coaster ride due to the pandemic and poor performance. The past two months have seen it fall by over 20% from 122p to 96p per share, which is the price as I write. The past 12 months has actually seen a price increase of close to 40%. This time last year shares were trading for 69p per share.Rewind to two years ago, and the Cineworld share price was flying high at well over 310p per share. This was an all-time high. By May 2020, it had fallen to less than 60p per share. Recovery play option?As a Foolish investor, I always look to invest for the long term. In the case of Cineworld, it would have to be VERY long term. Pent-up demand could definitely play a part in increasing seat sales and getting Cineworld back to its former glory. The Cineworld share price did creep up when the vaccination programme was announced back in November. As the rollout continues, I expect its share price to continue on an upward trajectory too.From a financial point of view, Cineworld will be weighed down by a debt of over $8bn. On the other hand, it does have plenty of cash and liquidity to support it through its recovery. In a trading update yesterday, Cineworld announced a $203m tax refund from the US government, which will boost the coffers. In addition, Cineworld reported that ticket sales for new movies coming out were strong. The sheer size and footprint of Cineworld’s operation does offer it an advantage and the ability to recover from a challenging period quicker than other firms in the leisure industry.My verdictThe Cineworld share price comes with its own risks. To be specific, Cineworld’s debt level does concern me. It will take a number of years of normal trading to put a dent in that type of debt. And what does normal trading mean? Pre-Covid-19 levels of trading would be ideal but that’s the other risk here. With the risk of additional Covid-19 variants, Cineworld could find itself facing local and national restrictions once more and be forced to close its doors. Then there is the risk of competition and the rise of streaming services such as Netflix gaining market share rapidly. Overall, I can understand why others believe Cineworld could be a good recovery play. The Cineworld share price is cheap at current levels and as a business has the ability to recover eventually. I would not buy it for my own portfolio right now as I believe there are better recovery options out there. See all posts by Jabran Khan Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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Could the Shell (RDSB) share price fall below 1,000p again?

first_img A Dutch court ruled last week that Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) must cut its carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. The ruling is seen as a potential turning point for the oil and gas industry. But this news has had no impact on the Shell share price.Is the market right to assume that Shell can keep polluting until it decides not to? Or is this the start of disruption that could see Shell’s share price fall back below 1,000p again, as it did in 2020? As a Shell shareholder, I need to decide whether I should think about selling.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…Don’t panic!I don’t think this news is going to cause the stock to crash immediately. And, in fairness, Shell already has plans to reduce its emissions and is ahead of some rivals.The problem is that the changes required are ahead of Shell’s own reduction plans, which only specify a reduction of 20% in carbon intensity by 2030.Carbon intensity means the amount of carbon per unit of energy produced. It’s possible to cut carbon intensity while increasing production of energy. Shell’s targets are much less demanding than the court’s requirement to cut net emissions by 45% by 2030.Shell plans to appeal the court decision, of course. This case could drag on for years. But if the ruling is eventually enforced, I’d imagine Shell would have to bring forward plans to cut production and sell assets. That could cause a big hit to profits, triggering a slump in Shell’s share price.Too soon to sell?What makes this more difficult is that I don’t think Shell’s operations will actually be disrupted for some time yet — possibly not for years. Right now, the company’s performance is recovering well from last year’s crash. Shell’s net debt fell by $4bn during the first quarter and the company generated nearly $8bn of surplus cash in just three months.Over the year ahead, analysts expect the company’s earnings to return to 2019 levels, while its borrowings continue to fall. The dividend — after last year’s cut — looks very safe to me at current levels, giving a yield of 4%.Shell share price: my decisionIn the short term, I don’t see any real risk to Shell’s business. I think the company will probably do well over the next couple of years.On a longer view, I think it’s clear the pace of change in the fossil fuel industry is changing. At some point, I reckon oil and gas producers will become like coal miners — no one will want to own them.We’re not there yet. Shell’s share price stands at around 1,300p, as I write. That prices the stock on around 9 times 2021 forecast earnings, with a 4% dividend yield. That seems affordable enough, but it’s certainly not distressed.However, when I look ahead, I think the situation is starting to become too uncertain for me. I don’t know if Shell’s share price will fall below 1,000p again like it did last year. But I don’t think the company will be able to provide the kind of steady, reliable growth over many years that I’m looking for.I haven’t made a final decision, but I’m probably going to sell my Shell shares. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… 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. Image source: Getty Images. We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Could the Shell (RDSB) share price fall below 1,000p again? Roland Head owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell B. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head | Monday, 31st May, 2021 | More on: RDSB 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. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

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First all-girl cathedral choir in southern hemisphere

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET First all-girl cathedral choir in southern hemisphere Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Feb 19, 2016 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Eighteen girls from Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School have formed the first all-girl cathedral choir in the southern hemisphere at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Photo: St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne[Anglican Communion News Service] The first all-girl cathedral choir in the southern hemisphere has been launched at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia. The choir is made up from 18 girls from Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School and gave a debut performance in the cathedral last week.“Many cathedrals in Australia have mixed choirs,” the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, the Dean of Melbourne, said. “We are privileged in adding an entirely new choir to our traditional choir of boys and men, which has been leading choral weekday and Sunday services since 1888.“The Cathedral believes that women and girls should be given the same opportunities for leadership and ministry in our cathedral as men and boys: whether they aspire to be archbishops or choristers.”The cathedral chose Lowther Hall as its partners after what it describes as “a rigorous 18-month selection process.” The school has a strong track record as a leading educator in arts and music.“This is a significant milestone for our school and an appropriate recognition of girls and women within the Anglican Church,” Lowther Hall principal Elisabeth Rhodes said. “We are honoured to have been selected. It is a wonderful opportunity for the girls and will enhance Lowther Hall’s extensive range of musical offerings for our students.”The music director at St Paul’s, Philip Nicholls, says the 18 girls will sing with a small group of experienced women who will act as mentors and role models. He envisages that the girls’ choir and male choir will sing on different days, and combine at important festivals. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more

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São Felix Apartment / Paulo Moreira Architectures

first_img “COPY” Photographs 2020 Apartments Products used in this ProjectWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDesign Team:Paulo Moreira, Hermínio Santos, Cecilia Tarantino, Elena Borghese, Nora KlingerCity:Vila Nova de GaiaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioText description provided by the architects. The ocean is the most striking feature of the landscape surrounding the Sao Felix Apartment. The breathtaking views are accentuated by a rather sober intervention in terms of material expression. The common areas in the apartment (living room, dining room and kitchen) are arranged around a standalone volume, which performs a structural function.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe more private areas are showcased by an olive wood volume with a natural texture. This unit houses functions that are usually treated as secondary (bathrooms and technical areas) and serves as a visual counterpoint to the dominance of the sea in the common area.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThe bedrooms are fitted with simple materials and comfortable furniture to suit their domestic purpose. The Sao Felix Apartment offers an architectural experience based on spatial quality, material restraint and exquisite natural resources in harmonious dialogue with one another.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessMetro YMCA Workplace Adaptation / Bora Architects + LEVER ArchitectureSelected ProjectsCollege of Architects Province of Córdoba/ Adolfo Mondejar + Pablo Mondejar + Dolore…Selected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Vila Nova de Gaia, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953561/sao-felix-apartment-paulo-moreira-architectures Clipboard Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project São Felix Apartment / Paulo Moreira ArchitecturesSave this projectSaveSão Felix Apartment / Paulo Moreira Architectures Manufacturers: panoramah!® Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs:  Ivo Tavares Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Paulo Moreira Architectures Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyApartments, Renovation, Apartment Interiors•Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal São Felix Apartment / Paulo Moreira Architectures Year:  ArchDaily Portugal Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 18Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953561/sao-felix-apartment-paulo-moreira-architectures Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officePaulo Moreira ArchitecturesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsVila Nova de GaiaPortugalPublished on December 04, 2020Cite: “São Felix Apartment / Paulo Moreira Architectures” [Apartamento São Felix / Paulo Moreira Architectures] 04 Dec 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 streamlast_img read more

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The lies are the same about racism at home and abroad

first_imgThese slightly edited remarks were made at a Nov. 23 Workers World Party forum titled, “What road to socialism?” Motema is an organizer with the People’s Power Assemblies/NYC.  Racism perpetrated by the U.S. state, whether by police domestically or by the CIA, U.S. State Department and U.S. military in other countries, operates the same way. The foundation of racialized violence is to lie about the victim, and these lies always follow a similar pattern. We are told that (1) the primary target of U.S. state violence is a violent thug, that (2) they come from a broken culture that produces criminality, and that (3) the use of violent force is a net benefit to the targeted community at large.The road to socialismEveryone in this room understands this. Many of you have written on this subject and documented the lies of the U.S. state in detail. What bears discussion is how this information is communicated to the masses at large. The road to socialism is through the people. The road to socialism is through organizing the masses. Educating them about the political character of their oppression and identifying their class enemies. By collectivizing and educating the masses, we can then concentrate our forces against the capitalist ruling class and engage in revolutionary struggle.But this requires that we explain to folks that their oppression is directly linked with the oppression faced by people living thousands of miles away. Further, we have to explain that this link goes beyond moral empathy. Someone living in New York City can easily understand why the lynching of Indigenous people in Bolivia is wrong. They do not need Marxists to explain the basics of morality. But what may not be clear is how the overthrow of a democratic government in Bolivia is part of the same neoliberal program that brought 500 new cops to our subway platforms. And further, that a defeat of the forces of imperialism in Bolivia is a victory for oppressed people here. Our job is to provide that clarity.The focus of my talk will be on the way that domestic and international state repression mirror each other. I have found that discussing the international struggle in this way resonates strongly with people who are new to the struggle.Capitalism is racistOne of the most important things to communicate to people when organizing is that racism is motivated by the material interests of the ruling class. Liberals have been extremely effective at spreading the myth that racism is driven by individual hatred. Under the liberal model, in order to determine whether someone is perpetuating racism, we need to perform a heart exam. That is, we need to find out if so and so is truly a racist “in their heart.” This false paradigm leads to confusing and unproductive discussions where people end up debating whether all cops are racist or if some are redeemable. It’s important to refocus the discussion on the material dimension. Specifically, the extraction of wealth. The police in the U.S. exist to protect the ruling class and to extract wealth from the working class — especially the Black and Brown community. The current MTA [Manhattan Transit Authority] struggle serves as a clear example. Wall Street desperately wants to continue collecting debt service from MTA fares. However, due to crumbling infrastructure and increasing poverty, the working class is less and less likely to tolerate a toll for public transportation. The only way Wall Street can continue to extract wealth from the working class is through an injection of police officers on subway platforms who use violence to force Black and Brown people to pay for a service that barely works. This process repeats itself in other countries. As the environmental crisis worsens, there is an incredible demand for non-fossil-fuel sources. These alternative energy sources rely on battery power storage, and one of the primary components of rechargeable batteries is lithium. The people of Bolivia have the fortune — and the misfortune — of living on top of one of the world’s largest stores of lithium. [Former President] Evo Morales understood that national ownership of Bolivia’s lithium could provide his country with an increasing standard of living while helping the rest of the world convert to green energy. But such an arrangement would deny U.S. and European companies’ profits from the mining of lithium, and therefore, this arrangement was intolerable. U.S. foreign economic policy demands that U.S./European companies have unfettered access to the resources of the Global South and the profits that result.In order to extract those profits and wealth, the emerging picture seems to be that the U.S.-backed, right-wing military, police and militia in Bolivia forced Evo Morales out of office to make room for a Christo-fascist [evangelical] government that would ensure U.S./European economic control in Bolivia. These coup forces have used anti-Indigenous racism as a rallying standard for their movement. In La Paz, Bolivia, as in New York City, racism serves the goal of capitalist wealth extraction.Lies and criminalization: ‘thugs, dictators and thuggish dictators’The U.S. does not present itself as an evil empire. In spite of its immense crimes against humanity, the U.S. claims to be the leading moral force in the world. Therefore, the murder of unarmed Black people in the U.S., or the overthrow of foreign governments, need to be justified somehow as moral acts. The way they do this is by lying and slandering the victims of U.S. aggression.Black and Brown people immediately understand what you are talking about when you say the phrase, “He was no angel.” They understand the racialized nature of the term “thug.” They know that this is the way the police reinforce the stereotype of Black criminality. They know that after an unarmed person of color is killed by the police, their personal records will be searched for any infraction — no matter how minor, no matter how unrelated — to smear their character. This character assassination, following the physical assassination, is done to morally justify state violence and to make white people feel comfortable about the actions of the state. And oppressed nationalities understand this. So it’s important to explain that the U.S. follows the same pattern of violence and slander in other countries.Countries that use their resources primarily for the benefit of their own people, rather than for the benefit of U.S. companies, do not have “democratically elected” presidents and prime ministers, at least according to U.S. media. The U.S. State Department, and its propaganda arm in the media, will only ever refer to these leaders as dictators, no matter how many votes they receive. These dictators are not the heads of governments or administrations; they are the leaders of “regimes.” Usually “brutal regimes.” Black and Brown people know that the terms “thug” and “gang member” are racial codes that signal that the person being described is inferior and violent. As revolutionary organizers, we need to make the connection that terms like “dictator” and “regime” are always used in the exact same way. The parallels are so close that we often hear them cross over, and certain leaders are referred to as “thuggish dictators.” Another dog whistle is the term “corruption.” Foreign governments, especially in Africa and Latin America, are said to be “plagued by corruption.” The use of the word “plague” implies an affliction. Something that becomes part of a person whom they cannot control. What’s really being said here is that Black and Latinx people are not capable of being in positions of responsibility without stealing whenever they get the chance. Oftentimes, allegations of corruption are completely manufactured. This is the same racist ideology that argues that Black and Brown people in the U.S. suffer from poverty, crime and a lack of education for “cultural reasons.” But Black and Brown people do not steal for cultural reasons, here or abroad. They are not poor for cultural reasons, in North America or South America. Black and Brown people in the U.S. and abroad are stolen from. They are made poor by the thievery of the ruling class and the U.S. state.And perhaps the primary moral appeal is to invoke sympathy for innocent bystanders within a targeted community. During the height of the war on drugs, the incredible violence used against mostly Black men was justified as a means of protecting the larger Black community. The victims of police violence were skillfully divided from their own population through clever language. The police told us that drug dealers were “poisoning their own community.” The idea is that targeted individuals are not members of the community who are victimized by police violence; rather they are aberrant predators who are inflicting harm on other innocent people, whom we should pity. This is how police violence against Black men becomes an act of mercy toward the Black community at large.We have to explain that this language that says, “thugs and drug dealers are poisoning their own community” comes from the same template as the phrase, “dictators who gas their own people.” It’s the exact same concept. The U.S. masks its racism by feigning pity for the innocent civilians of a targeted country, and they pretend that the political leaders of that country are a distinct and separate element which is harming the people of that country. But when they talk about poisoning communities, they will never talk about the Flint water crisis or depleted uranium in Iraq. Us against themWhat’s necessary as we build toward socialist revolution is to explain to the masses who their class enemies are and who their allies are. We must organize the working class into political mass organizations that have the power to take control of the means of production. Class consciousness is higher today than it has been in decades. But there is a tremendous amount of political education that still needs to be done. We can’t effectively organize the working class if they don’t understand that the people of Bolivia are part of the international working class. They can’t fight against the ruling class unless they understand that folks in the South Bronx are on the exact same side as the folks in La Paz and that the NYPD [New York Police Department] and the CIA are two sides of the same coin. Making these connections is not just important for solidarity. It’s important because it provides clarity in the struggle. It prevents future contradictions from emerging within the struggle, such as the contradiction between POC [People of Color] who are U.S. citizens and POC who are undocumented. And it inoculates the working class from attempts at cooption and controlled opposition by nongovernmental organizations, Democrats and social democrats because those forces are totally incapable of standing against U.S. imperialism.The road to socialism is through agitation, education and organization of the masses. An essential part of that is explaining that U.S. racism respects no borders.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Kong bringt 100 Millionen USD zur Beschleunigung der Cloud-Konnektivität auf

first_img Previous articleLiberty Media Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference CallNext article49ers sign backup QB Josh Rosen to 1-year extension Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter Pinterest TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Kong bringt 100 Millionen USD zur Beschleunigung der Cloud-Konnektivität auf WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Kong Inc., das Unternehmen für Cloud-Konnektivität, hat heute den Abschluss einer Serie-D-Finanzierung in Höhe von 100 Millionen USD unter der Leitung von Tiger Global Management bekanntgegeben, unter Mitwirkung der bisherigen Investoren Index Ventures, CRV, GGV Capital und Andreessen Horowitz sowie dem neuen Investor Goldman Sachs. Mit dieser neuesten Runde steigt die Finanzierung von Kong auf insgesamt 171 Millionen USD. Damit verdreifacht sich der Wert des Unternehmens seit der Serie-C -Runde auf 1,4 Milliarden. Kong wird das Kapital zur Skalierung seiner Markteinführungen, zum Aufbau von Weltklasseteams für Engineering und Kundenerlebnis sowie zur Beschleunigung der Cloud-Konnektivität mit seiner neuen, SaaS-basierten Konnektivitätsplattform Kong Konnect nutzen. Diese Pressemitteilung enthält multimediale Inhalte. Die vollständige Mitteilung hier ansehen: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005864/de/ Kong Co-Founders Augusto Marietti and Marco Palladino (Photo: Business Wire) „Der Wechsel zur Digitaltechnik und zur Cloud war an allen Fronten bahnbrechend. So konnten sich von Entwicklern geleitete Firmen und auf APIs ausgerichtete Unternehmen schnell ganz vorne etablieren“, sagte John Curtius, Partner bei Tiger Global Management. „Kong kann auf eine eindrucksvolle Dynamik, glückliche Kunden und einen starken Marktanteil blicken. Kong ist so dafür gerüstet, Unternehmen dabei zu unterstützen, den wachsenden Ansprüchen dieser neuen digitalen Realität gerecht zu werden und in der heutigen cloudnativen Welt erfolgreich zu sein. Wir beobachten das Unternehmen seit ein paar Jahren genau. Kong kann sich inzwischen wirklich vom Rest absetzen.“ Die Finanzierung folgt auf ein Rekordjahr für Kong, das von einem deutlichen Anstieg bei der Übernahme seiner Flaggschiffsoftware Kong Gateway geprägt war: Es wurden bisher über 220 Millionen Downloads insgesamt und 1,5 Millionen monatliche aktive Instanzen gezählt. Das Unternehmen konnte seinem wachsenden Stamm von Unternehmenskunden zentrale Unternehmen der Global 2000 wie die Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Papa John’s und Siemens hinzufügen und die Zahl seiner Kunden von kleinen und mittelgroßen Firmen verdreifachen. Kong wurde außerdem mit einem Umsatzwachstum von 1.908 % im Lauf von drei Jahren als eines der Unternehmen der Inc. 5000 und als eines der Unternehmen der Deloitte Technology Fast 500 anerkannt. „Im Jahr 2020 konnten wir eine Explosion von Daten in Bewegung und Services beobachten, da die Unternehmen die Veröffentlichung neuer digitaler Erfahrungen als Reaktion auf die Pandemie beschleunigt auf den Weg gebracht haben“, sagte Augusto Marietti, CEO und Mitgründer von Kong Inc. „Software wird dank Millionen von APIs und Diensten wirklich zu einer Art riesigem Nervensystem. Kong verfolgt den Auftrag, hier durch den Aufbau des Gewebes für die Cloud-Konnektivität der Zukunft zum Rückgrat zu werden.“ IDC prognostiziert, dass es bis 2025 weltweit 175 Zettabytes an Daten geben wird, wovon sich 49 % in der Cloud befinden werden. Laut Gartner werden cloudnative Plattformen bis 2024 die Grundlage für mehr als drei Viertel der neuen digitalen Workloads bilden. Kong Konnect, eine Full-Stack-Plattform für Service-Konnektivität, die für cloudnative Anwendungen konzipiert ist und als Service bereitgestellt wird, ermöglicht es Entwicklern, Architekten und Betreibern, Konnektivität reibungslos am Edge, innerhalb ihrer Anwendungen und zwischen Anwendungen bereitzustellen. Die Plattform bietet universale Servicekonnektivität und universales Servicemanagement – zuverlässig, beobachtbar und sicher in jeder Infrastruktur. „Moderne Infrastruktur beruht auf Open-Source-Technologien, und die Open-Source-DNA von Kong hat eine Schlüsselrolle bei deren Übernahme sowohl in der Community als auch bei Firmenorganisationen gespielt“, sagte Marco Palladino, CTO und Mitgründer von Kong Inc. „Kong Konnect bringt die Cloud-Konnektivität mit einer Full-Stack-Plattform für Service-Konnektivität auf die nächste Stufe – von API-Gateways bis hin Service-Meshes mit offenen Technologien wie Kong Gateway Kuma von CNCF und Insomnia. Die Plattform läuft in jeder Cloud und auf jeder Plattform, darunter Kubernetes und VMs. Teams auf der ganzen Welt können jetzt ihre Enterprise-L4-L7-Konnektivität mit einem Klick abstrahieren und so wie nie zuvor sichere, belastbare, verteilte Anwendungen entwickeln.“ Zusätzliche QuellenBlogbeitrag des CEO von KongDie Gründungsgeschichte von KongBilder/Fotos Über Kong Inc. Kong entwirft Software und Managed Services, die APIs und Mikroservices über intelligente Automatisierung nativ zwischen und innerhalb von u. a Clouds, Kubernetes und Datenzentren verbinden. Die Plattform von Kong für Service-Konnektivität ermöglicht digitale Innovationen, indem Unternehmen die Möglichkeit bekommen, den kompletten Lebenszyklus von APIs und Services für moderne Architekturen zuverlässig und sicher zu verwalten – u. a. für Mikroservices, serverlose Architekturen und Service-Meshes. Indem Entwicklerteams beispiellose architektonische Freiheit erhalten, beschleunigt Kong Innovationszyklen, erhöht die Produktivität und überbrückt nahtlos alte und moderne Systeme und Anwendungen. Weitere Informationen über Kong finden Sie auf https://konghq.com, oder folgen Sie @thekonginc auf Twitter. Die Ausgangssprache, in der der Originaltext veröffentlicht wird, ist die offizielle und autorisierte Version. Übersetzungen werden zur besseren Verständigung mitgeliefert. Nur die Sprachversion, die im Original veröffentlicht wurde, ist rechtsgültig. Gleichen Sie deshalb Übersetzungen mit der originalen Sprachversion der Veröffentlichung ab. Originalversion auf businesswire.com ansehen:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005864/de/ CONTACT: Pauline Louie, Kong, (628) 243 7512,[email protected] Jill Reed, Sift Communications für Kong,[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: NETWORKS SECURITY ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Kong Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 04:17 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 04:17 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005864/delast_img read more

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Ryder Chairman and CEO to Address Citi’s 2021 Global Industrials Virtual Conference

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Who: By Digital AIM Web Support – February 10, 2021 What: Webcast: Twitter Citi’s 2021 Global Industrials Virtual Conference MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 10, 2021– Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Sanchez will present a company update at Citi’s 2021 Global Industrials Virtual Conference. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005060/en/ Ryder System, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Sanchez (Photo: Business Wire) Pinterest Facebook About Ryder Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including full service leasing, rental, and maintenance, used vehicle sales, professional drivers, transportation services, freight brokerage, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, and last mile delivery services, to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In addition, Ryder manages more than 250,000 commercial vehicles and operates more than 300 warehouses encompassing approximately 55 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmentally friendly solutions, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce. www.ryder.com Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information included in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Financial = ryder-financial USA = ryder-usa View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005060/en/ CONTACT: Amy Federman (305) 500-4989 [email protected] Brunn (305) 500-4053 Bob—[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FLEET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE AUTOMOTIVE OTHER TRANSPORT TRUCKING TECHNOLOGY LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/10/2021 06:55 AM/DISC: 02/10/2021 06:55 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210210005060/en Time: WhatsApp WhatsApp Ryder Chairman and CEO to Address Citi’s 2021 Global Industrials Virtual Conference Pinterest Ryder System, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Sanchez Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Facebook TAGS  Twitter To access the live webcast, visit http://investors.ryder.com. 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time When: Previous articleVelodyne Lidar Signs Five-Year Sales Agreement with ThorDriveNext articleSoftServe Achieves New Business Channels Using APIs Expertise in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ginnie Mae, MQMR, and More

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ginnie Mae, MQMR, and More The Industry Pulse: Updates on Ginnie Mae, MQMR, and More Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Revisiting California’s Camp Wildfire: The Long-Term Housing Impact Next: Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions Expands Lending Unit Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market, Technology Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Ginnie Mae industry pulse Technology The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Ginnie Mae industry pulse Technology 2019-05-16 Seth Welborncenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 16, 2019 1,043 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn From key hires and promotions to new technologies, catch the latest happenings in the industry in this update.Ginnie Mae announced Adetokunbo Lofinmakin was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and named CFO and Thomas Young was named the new Director of Counterparty Risk Management.Lofinmakin was serving as the acting CFO since January 2018. She will continue to report to Acting President Maren Kasper and Young will report Greg Keith, SVP and Chief Risk Officer.“Both [Lofinmakin] and Greg bring deep expertise to Ginnie Mae in their respective fields,” Kasper said. “Each will serve in a role that is critical to maintaining the sound financial foundation of our mortgage-backed securities (MBS) program. As we continue to evolve to meet the challenges of today’s operating environment, we look forward to their leadership contributions to the agency.”As CFO, Lofinmakin oversees the preparation of financial reports in accordance with the standards of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars. In addition, she manages all accounting operations for Ginnie Mae’s $2.0 trillion MBS portfolio, including applying financial management policies and procedures, preparation of the annual budget, accounting systems oversight, cash management, investment services, audit readiness, and enhancing internal controls over financial reporting.___________________________________________________________________________The California-based mortgage compliance service provider, Mortgage Quality Management and Research, (MQMR) has announced the appointment of Jeff Christensen as its VP of Sales. In this role, Christensen will be responsible for leading sales, driving new business opportunities and expanding awareness of the MQMR brand in the market.“Compliance is one of the main core competencies upon which MQMR hangs its hat, and to have someone that has been as deeply immersed in mortgage compliance as Jeff Christensen is a tremendous win for our organization,” Michael Steer, President at MQMR said. “It took me more than two years and countless interviews to find the right fit for our unique corporate culture, and I look forward to seeing the next phase of MQMR’s growth with such a talented and knowledgeable individual like Jeff leading the way.”Christensen brings more than 10 years of mortgage compliance experience to MQMR, having served as both the CFO and CEO of Mortgage Compliance Advisors (MCA), of which he was a founding member in 2008. MCA was a residential mortgage outsource provider for quality control and risk management solutions with more than 400 clients. When MCA was acquired in 2014, Christensen worked with the executive team to continue to improve and grow the combined business.___________________________________________________________________________Verifyd’s new bidder app will allow prospective buyers to participate in foreclosure auctions remotely.“For over 100 years, the foreclosure process in our state, and country, has barely changed, completely shutting out technology,” Verifyd CEO Mike Watkins said in a release. “We all live busy lives today, which means many interested buyers miss out on foreclosure purchases due to their inability to be physically present at the courthouse. It has been our dream to open this process up in a way that is both legally compliant and accessible to people everywhere.”“I personally believe that the 2008 financial crisis would have been averted if this technology was in place at the time,” Watkins said. “By making sure that the foreclosure auction process is transparent and open to all those interested in buying the property, the lenders are ensured they receive fair market value for the property. Really, it’s a win-win for all parties involved.”The app, currently available only for the Atlanta area, is set to eventually roll out across the rest of the state. Buyers can bid without participating as well, by setting a maximum bid before the auction begins, as the app will bid in their place automatically. Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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6.5% drop in those signing on in Donegal

first_img Facebook 6.5% drop in those signing on in Donegal By News Highland – October 1, 2010 Facebook Newsx Adverts Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest The number of those signing on the live register in Donegal from August to September fell by 1,467.According to the figures today from the CSO, which show a county by county breakdown, there were 21,333 people signing in the county last month.The 6.5% drop in the number of those signing on has been attributed by some to students returning to college and emigration.The figures show that of those who stopped signing on in September 388 were under 25, but the majority, 989 were over 25.Finding a job aside, this would indicate that the majority returning to education or leaving the county were over 25 years of age.The biggest drop, in terms of numbers, was recorded in Dungloe at 8.3%,  –  there was a similar percentage reduction in Killybegs. The number now signing on in Letterkenny is 1,482 down just 84.In Buncrana the figure is at 4,897 a drop of 281 while in the Finn Valley area there was a month on month drop of just short of 7% in those signing on.Reductions of 7% and 4% were recorded in Donegal and Dunfanaghey respectively. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Previous articleNorthern health minister casts doubt over Altnagelvin cancer unitNext articleTributes paid to the late Frank Curran News Highland Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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