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August sees investors start to turn bullish

first_img Show Comments ▼ August sees investors start to turn bullish KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads A GROWING belief among British investment managers that fears of a renewed economic slump are overblown has halted a five-month decline in allocations to stocks, according to a Reuters poll.The survey of 11 British fund managers polled on asset allocations in August shows the average exposure to equities jumped more than three percentage points from a month earlier.The average allocation to equities climbed to 49.8 per cent in August, compared with 46.4 per cent in July. Allocations to bonds fell to 24.2 per cent from 25.5 per cent. Tuesday 31 August 2010 9:02 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof The effect is exaggerated by the participation in August of a large equities-heavy fund manager who did not answer the poll in July but the trend remains the same if results are compared on a like-for-like basis.The move to shares follows five months in which managers pared allocations to stocks, mostly in favour of bonds.“Concerns about a double-dip recession are certainly overblown. Too few investors look at economic history. In reality such events are really rather rare,” said Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Standard Life investments. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

2017: Nike top sports brand with $ 32,376 million business

first_imgThe Adolf Dassler-formed German sportswear brand is driven by the belief that reflects in its “impossible is nothing” campaign. With nearly 25% market share among the top ten brands, Adidas is the second highest grosser for the year behind Nike. Adidas with a brand value of $5,000,000,000 is also placed second on Forbes’ highest-valued sportswear brands. Sports Business : Adidas launches ‘What’s One More’ campaign to celebrate athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics The brand founded in 1966 by two hiking enthusiasts as a small mountaineering retail store, in a journey of 50 years has specialized in outerwear, fleece, coats, shirts, footwear, and equipment like backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags. North Face clothing and equipment lines are catered towards college students, climbers, mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders, hikers, and endurance athletes. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PV Sindhu’s Stayfree digital campaign breaks record, clocks 12+ million views by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrab the Redeem Code just released for Wilderness Hunter UMP & Shimmy Emote before it expires, Garena Free Fire India ‘Rampage Party Giveaway Day 2’UndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 15th June, OB28 Update AnnouncedUndoAccording to an report, the global sports apparel market is expected to garner $184.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 4.3% during the 2015 – 2020 forecast period. The combined revenue for the top ten sports brands during 2017 is projected to be over $85,000 million. The difference between the No. 1 Nike and its subsidiary at the tenth position – Converse – is more than in a series of year’s business data intelligence reports brings to its readers the top 10 sports brands of the year. Surprisingly, Adidas subsidiary Reebok has failed to break into the top ten list for the top ten grossers in the sports brand market.The brand that derives its name from the GREEK GOD OF VICTORY is the clear winner in the global sports and fitness wear market. Nike with a reported value of $15,000,000,000 is rated as the most valuable brand by Forbes. Sports BusinessBrands The brand founded in 1996 by Kelvin Plank has made big strides to be among the industry leaders in mere two decades of its existence. The number four grosser for the year in its industrial segment is also placed seventh by Forbes for a brand value of $1,000,000,000. Underarmour generates almost 70% of its revenues from the apparel range. Footwear and accessories account for 20% and accessories at 10%, according to a report by IPL 2020 : Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma signs with Oakley eyewear  The brand has been in news in India for the biggest sports endorsement deal. The Herzogenaurach, Germany, headquartered PUMA has signed Indian cricket team captain for a ₹110 crore, multi-year deal earlier this year. The brand, according to reports, is tying up with ShopX- Digital offline platform to scale up its business in Tier-II footwear markets. IPL 2021: CSK’s captain MS Dhoni takes stake in start-up whick makes Helicopter Shot Choclates and Beverages The Japanese sportswear brand is driven by its footwear sales which account for a total 60% of its aggregate sales. ASICS has been the official footwear and apparel partner of the International Association of Athletic Federations for all the World Series events in 2017. ASICS’ product line, which includes footwear, apparels, and sports equipment, is retailed in over 100 countries across the world.The brand is distributing its products – sportswear, outerwear, and footwear – in more than 72 countries through 13,000 retailers and its own stores. The company was the largest ski apparel seller in the US in 2001. Columbia sets high quality and product standards for its independent manufacturing partners in more than 15 countries across the world. Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina appointed as Brand Ambassador for BharatPe The US-based Nike subsidiary primarily produces basketball shoes, lifestyle brand footwear, and apparel. The brand in a $309 million deal in 2003 was acquired by Nike, which also expanded the Converse brand to other businesses apart from shoes, much akin to its other brands. The company sells sportswear in over 160 countries.The figures are generated by the‘s research team from various reports and publications and may slightly vary from the original accounts books of respective brands. Sketchers, selling its products across 160 countries, has announced a first billion dollar quarter sales for the first three months of years. The California-based brand trades in footwear under lifestyle and performance categories, besides apparel, bags and eye wear. Founded in 1992, SKETCHERS has become one of the two women’s footwear brands in the US market. 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Nike has committed $110 million to NBA legend Michael Jordan in a brand endorsement deal. In India, European multinational sports and fitness wear brand Puma signed Virat Kohli for ₹110 crore – the highest ever brand commitment in Indian sports history.The global sports apparel market has witnessed significant growth owing to growing health awareness and increasing fitness trend with the millennial generation taking to aerobics, swimming, running, gymnasiums and yoga-like fitness drills. Then there is steady growth trend in sports competitions and events. Previous articleSony bags exclusive broadcast rights for Tata OpenNext articleGlobal Soccer Awards: A tale of Real, Ronaldo domination Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Adidas to play with more heart and harness the power of the game in new film narrated by athlete and icon, Siya Kolisi The official sponsor of the United States team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games DICK’s Sporting Goods brand operates around 700 stores to retail sporting goods, athletic apparel, sportswear, sports shoes, fitness equipment and a range of bicycles. The Pennsylvania headquartered brand has over the years acquired many small players in the industry. WWE adds several matches for tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW Sachin Tendulkar says, ‘spare a thought for Barbers’ in Gillette’s new Campaignlast_img read more

Former Diocese of West Virginia Bishop John Smith dies at…

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release By ENS staffPosted Jun 4, 2012 People Press Release Service 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Former Diocese of West Virginia Bishop John Smith dies at 72 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Obituary, [Episcopal News Service] Former Diocese of West Virginia Bishop John Smith, 72, of Brunswick, Maine, died June 2.He died after a two-year struggle with leukemia, according to an obituary in the Portland, Maine, Press Herald newspaper.Smith, who was born Sept. 11, 1939 and raised in the Panama Canal Zone, was diocesan bishop of the Charleston, West Virginia-based diocese from 1989 to 1999. Ordained to the priesthood in 1965, he served parishes in Maine and Vermont. He also was chaplain and taught at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. He was rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, Vt., when he was elected bishop.After his retirement Smith also served as priest-in-charge at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton, Maine, where he oversaw the construction of a new church building. A celebration of his life will take place June 7 at St. Peter’s, according to an e-mail from Diocese of Maine Bishop Steve Lane.According to an article here, Smith emphasized cluster ministries in his 10 years in West Virginia, combining smaller churches with a ministry team to avoid each congregation having to pay the costs of employing full-time clergy. A priest in the diocese once estimated that the bishop traveled 40,000 miles a year to visit all the diocese’s congregations.In 1993 Smith told an Episcopal Church-sponsored evangelism conference that small parishes possess their own distinctive characteristics related to evangelism. “For them, evangelism is not a program, but a prescription about how the church goes about its business.“Evangelism is not guerrilla warfare for Jesus, nor self-serving efforts, nor recruitment of church members, although this will be the outcome,” Smith said. Rather it is a lifestyle, he continued, “speaking, acting and living out the connection with our Lord Jesus. It is a genuine sense of belonging, a deeply caring fellowship, driven by relationships where personal belonging and wellbeing is tied to the well-being of the whole community.”He authored Cluster Ministry: A faithful response to change in 1996, in which he wrote about models for ministry in small communities.Smith earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from the General Theological Seminary in 1964. He also earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Hartford Seminary in 1980. Smith was later awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from both General and Virginia Theological Seminary.He is survived by his wife, Victoria Dawley Smith, to whom he was married in 1964; his daughters, Allison Smith of Bedford, New Hampshire, and Kirsten Hewes and her husband, Harry, of Denmark, Maine, and Jon Roberts of Chicago; and four grandchildren, Meaghan and Benjamin Chandonnet of Bedford, and Ryan and Abigail Hewes of Denmark.The Smiths lived in Brunswick since 2003, with a summer camp in North Waterford since 1970. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

House in Kikuzaka / Tamotsu Teshima Architect & Associates

first_img “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTamotsu Teshima Architect & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTonoshoOn FacebookJapanPublished on March 24, 2021Cite: “House in Kikuzaka / Tamotsu Teshima Architect & Associates” 23 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?细长的菊坂之家 / 手嵨保建筑事务所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 Architects: Tamotsu Teshima Architect & Associates Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Photographs:  Akinobu KawabeDesign Team:Tamotsu Teshima, Kenichi HinoEngineering:KMCCity:TonoshoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The street where the house is located is called Kikuzaka, which is a neighborhood in Tokyo where the topography is very undulating, and because of this, the area has been unable to be developed until now, and as a result old houses remain.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeThe structure of the house is RC in order to minimize the gap between the house and the neighboring land and to maximize the interior space, as well as to comply with fire regulations.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Akinobu KawabeThe third floor is a sanitary space with a bathroom, which is open but protected from the surrounding view and a staircase to the roof, which offers a view of the entire city.Save this picture!© Akinobu KawabeProject gallerySee allShow lessE Clinic / atelier NSelected ProjectsStudio Dwelling at Rajagiriya / Palinda Kannangara ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Area:  108 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs House in Kikuzaka / Tamotsu Teshima Architect & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2019 ArchDaily House in Kikuzaka / Tamotsu Teshima Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse in Kikuzaka / Tamotsu Teshima Architect & Associates Save this picture!© Akinobu Kawabe+ 48Curated by Hana Abdel Share Japan CopyHouses•Tonosho, Japan Houseslast_img read more

Nominations now open for the Charity Awards 2007

first_imgNominations now open for the Charity Awards 2007 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The judges are: * Ian Allsop * Professor Ian Bruce (Chair) * Dorothy Dalton * Bharat Mehta * Maeve Sherlock OBE * David HarkerThe closing date for nominations is Friday 16 March 2007 The Charity Awards 2007 are open for nominations, so you have until March to put forward your example of charity management excellence.Sponsored by CAF with The Times as national media partner, the Charity Awards are open to charities of all sizes from throughout the UK. They are designed to recognise management excellence across ten categories of charitable activity. One winner will then be named the Overall Award winner.There are also awards for Charity Effectiveness and for an individual’s Outstanding Achievement. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Awards Management Howard Lake | 9 December 2006 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

China, rising wages and worker militancy

first_imgWorkers’ wages in the United States have been stagnant since the 1970s in terms of purchasing power. It is common knowledge that it now takes several wage earners in most working-class families just to meet basic expenses. Meanwhile, low-wage workers are on the move, fighting hard for a higher minimum wage and union representation.Wages in many countries in Europe are also in the doldrums. And the worldwide capitalist economic crisis that started in 2008 has devastated the economies of countries caught in strangling imperialist debt, from Greece to much of Africa, Asia and Latin America.But there is one bright spot for workers’ wages — although you would hardly know it if you rely on the commercial media for your information.It is China.Steady wage increasesAccording to all accounts, factory wages in China, which of course started at a much lower level than wages in advanced capitalist countries, have more than tripled in the last decade. Some say urban blue-collar wages have gone up five times in that period. This is not what is happening in other developing countries.In addition, inflation in China is low — the present annual rate is 1.4 percent, making those fatter paychecks very real.Here are some Western sources from this year:The Economist, March 4: “Since 2001, hourly manufacturing wages in China have risen by an average of 12 percent a year.”Imagine if workers here had been getting a 12 percent raise every year for the past 15 years! Even with a union contract, wage increases in the U.S. have barely kept pace with inflation.The Technology section of the New York Times, April 24: “Waves of migrant workers from the countryside filled China’s factories for the last three decades and helped make the nation the world’s largest manufacturer. But many companies now find themselves struggling to hire enough workers. And for the scarce workers they do find, pay has more than quintupled in the last decade, to more than $500 a month in coastal provinces.”These reports are directed at U.S. investors, cautioning them that if they want to do business exploiting workers in China, it’s going to cost them more than in the past.Chinese wages have not zigzagged — they have risen at a very steady pace even as the labor force has increased, especially with people coming from the countryside. Going along with this has been the planned growth of big cities, with new housing, transportation, schools, etc.Class struggle alive and wellThere are two things to consider in these remarkable changes. One is the struggle of the Chinese workers for a better life, and the other is the response of the Chinese government, led by the Communist Party.The class struggle by the workers against the bosses, many of them foreign corporations, is alive and well in China. Worker actions have grown tremendously.Nothing deserves the label of U.S. government propaganda more than Voice of America. But here’s what VOA had to say recently about strikes in China:“The China Labor Bulletin — which tracks disputes — found that there were nearly 1,400 strikes in 2014, and the number of protests has risen even higher in the first two months of 2015.“’We record strikes and collective work protests as and when they happen, and over the last couple of months we’ve been recording 200 incidents a month, on average,’ explained Jeffrey Crothall, a researcher with the China Labor Bulletin’s Hong Kong office.“The group recorded 569 protests in the fourth quarter of last year — three times more strikes than during the same period in 2013. The figure also indicates a sharp increase from 2011, when there were only 185 documented labor protests during the entire year. …“The majority of protesters are demanding higher wages, back pay and greater benefits and pensions. …“In 1995 China enacted a labor law which granted all workers the right to a wage, rest periods, no excessive overtime and the right to carry out group negotiations. Rapid economic growth in the years since has lifted millions out of poverty, but as the economy cools wages could stagnate and unemployment could rise, and many could start blaming the government.“Authorities in Beijing, hoping to push local authorities to address the situation, last month issued a notice to local governments to make improving labor relations an ‘urgent task.’ The directive said officials will work to ensure employees are paid on time and in full, launch programs to provide better labor protections for rural migrant workers, and call on employers to improve workplace safety.” (Voice of America, April 9)To put this in perspective, the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States keeps a record of large strikes involving more than 1,000 workers. Last year there were 11 such strikes in the United States, with a total of only 34,000 workers. There used to be hundreds of such large strikes every year, reaching as many as 424 in 1974 and involving 1.8 million workers. But the numbers started to decline in the 1980s.Executive killed, state took workers’ sideThe VOA also noted: “Although many of those participating in the labor protests have been detained, few have been criminally prosecuted.”To understand the phrase “few have been criminally prosecuted,” here’s one of the most extreme examples: In 2009, an incident occurred involving steelworkers at the Tonghua Iron & Steel Works in Jilin Province in northern China. After a mass meeting addressed by the executive of the steel company that was going to take over their plant, the workers rebelled and beat him to death.“Chen Guojun, the steel executive who was beaten to death, had threatened 3,000 Tonghua steelworkers with layoffs, which he had said could take place within three days. He also had signaled that larger jobs cuts were likely at the struggling steel mill.” (New York Times, July 26, 2009)What did the Chinese government do about this? “The provincial government of Jilin ordered Jianlong Group of China to abandon a buyout of state-owned Tonghua Iron & Steel Group after workers protesting job losses killed a manager, state-run Beijing News said Monday. The instruction, announced via Jilin’s television network last night, also ordered Beijing-based Jianlong to never again take part in any reorganization plan of Tonghua, Bloomberg News reported.” (New York Times, July 27, 2009)That was it. The privatization was halted. No arrests, no prosecutions. Isn’t that the kind of power that workers should have everywhere?Growth of the working classAt the time of the triumph of the Revolution in 1949, China was an impoverished and war-torn country of 542 million. The vast majority were half-starved peasants, recently liberated from the landlords, who had treated them as little better than slaves.Today it is a rapidly developing country of 1.3 billion. But it was only in 2012 that China’s urban population for the first time exceeded those living in the countryside. Today the urban share of the working population is above 60 percent.The rapidly growing working class has many grievances and is not passive. The workers are militant, organized and demanding what they know to be their right: a stable life with decent pay and working conditions.Since the turn to the right within the leadership of the Communist Party of China in the late 1970s, led by Deng Xiaoping, China has opened up to capitalist ownership. But the recent stock market crash there, which cost many Chinese their savings, showed that illusions about instant riches under capitalism can come up against the basic irrationality of the capitalist system.The outcome of the crash, just like the big gains being made by the workers, shows something else, too. The state in China does not act the way capitalist states do in the rest of the world. To call China a capitalist country is wrong.In order to modernize, the CPC has allowed many features of capitalism to exist there, and the capitalists have done despicable things like not paying workers, subjecting them to long hours and unsafe working conditions, etc. The growth of millionaires and even billionaires has fueled corruption of government officials and antagonized the workers.But alongside the capitalist-owned businesses is an increasingly powerful and modern state-owned infrastructure, through which long-term socialist planning is carried out.The government was able to stabilize the financial markets in the most recent crash — something capitalist governments cannot do without taking it out of the hides of the masses. How many capitalist countries could survive a drop in the stock market of more than a third without resorting to draconian measures?Even more important, the state controls the planned development of the country in both economic and social terms.Organizations struggling for an international agreement on carbon dioxide emissions to counteract global warming were enthusiastic when, at the end of June, China made public its detailed plan for economic development over the next several decades. While still allowing for China’s growth, it laid out exactly how the country will move away from fossil fuels as well as, for example, reforesting vast areas to sequester carbon now in the atmosphere.No capitalist country has presented any such commitment to the future. How can they, when the corporations and banks are in vicious competition with each other to control and use all the levers of government to enhance their own profits, above everything else?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Artist expresses faith in license plates

first_img Print Article Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Artist expresses faith in license plates Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Scott McQueen of Northport will be among the featured artists at TroyFest Saturday and Sunday on the Square in downtown Troy. McQueen is well known for his license plate art that is primarily scriptural. McQueen’s artwork is an extension of his strong faith. You Might Like PLAS names new headmaster Pike Liberal Arts School assistant headmaster Becky Baggett has been named the new headmaster at PLAS. She will assume the… read more Published 8:31 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Scott McQueen was standing there with tin snips in one hand and an old license plate in the other. Creativity got the best of him.That was then. This is now.McQueen, a featured artist at TroyFest this weekend, has gained a good measure of fame for his license plate or car tag art.His license plate art is primarily scriptural, with something biblical on the front or a scripture or inspirational message on the back.“How it all got started was that I had a bunch of old license plates and I was planning to cover a wall with them,” he said. “I had a lot of extra plates so I thought about cutting out the letters and spelling out scripture verses.”The first scripture that McQueen snipped out of license plates was John 3:16.“I attached the letters to an old board and hung it in my house,” he said. “Somebody came in and said they liked it, so I gave it to them and made me another one.“Somebody else saw that sign and liked it so I handed it over. When it happened a third time, I thought maybe I was on to something.”McQueen was “on to something.”He soon exhausted the supply of old car tag at junkyards around Northport and he had to begin looking for other “suppliers.”“Most of the license plates that I buy now come in bulk,” he said. “But I do get a lot given to me.”License plate art is McQueen’s bread and butter art but he uses “all kinds of things” to create art.“Barbed wire, buttons, any recycled materials that I can put together with glue and attach to old barn wood or tin off a roof makes art,” he said. “I paint my artwork with acrylic paint and that’s that.”McQueen is a folk artist or primitive artist depending on who’s putting the label on him. But, he considers it an honor to be called either.“I’m from Fayette and that was the hometown of two very well known folk artists, Jimmie Lee Sudduth and Ben Perkins,” McQueen said. “They would sell their artwork at grocery stores and all around town. I knew them well and enjoyed and appreciated their primitive style of art.”McQueen had always liked to doodle and draw but he didn’t have the confidence to do anything, except for himself.As pastor of Lakewood Baptist Church in Northport, McQueen was encouraged by his congregation to “get a hobby.”“I don’t hunt or fish or play golf,” he said. “I just enjoy pastoring the church. But, now that I’ve taken up art, I’m really enjoying it. It’s my hobby and it gives me a chance to meet people, make them smile and share my faith, which is so important to me. My artwork is an extension of what I do and I appreciate the opportunity to share my faith through my license plate art – through all my art.” Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

NYPD officers who died of 9/11-related illnesses in recent years to be added to memorial

first_imgtillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) — Nearly 18 years after 23 New York Police Department officers died in the collapse of the World Trade Center, 9/11 remains the single biggest killer of officers in the nation’s largest police force. Last year, 15 officers died of cancer and other illnesses contracted during their service on or immediately after Sept. 11, 2001. On Friday, their names — and the names of 32 other officers who died in recent years from 9/11-related illnesses — will be added to a memorial at police headquarters.In an opinion piece published exclusively by ABC News, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill urges Congress to replenish the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund “for as long as it takes and as much as it costs” to help first responders and their families. The fund is straining under the unexpectedly high number of claims and is scheduled to shut down in 2020. Without an infusion of money, the fund’s special master said many claims would be reduced or denied.It’s a circumstance O’Neill founds unacceptable. “We cannot desert the remaining claimants,” he wrote in the opinion piece. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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Portage man, 21, killed in motorcycle crash on toll road

first_img Google+ Previous articleDust from the Sahara Desert to filter into the midwestNext articleAuthorities identify men involved in apparent murder-suicide in Mishawaka Network Indiana Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By Network Indiana – June 26, 2020 0 537 Twitter Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Portage man, 21, killed in motorcycle crash on toll road (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A motorcycle crash claimed a life on Thursday, June 25, on the Indiana Toll Road.Theodore Hickman, 21, of Portage, was trying to outrun Portage Police on his motorcycle when he crashed into the rear of a semi-trailer as it was changing lanes, according to Indiana State Police.As a result of the crash, Hickman was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to a Gary hospital, but did not survive.The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash.last_img read more