How Much Does it Cost to Get Elected in Apopka? –…

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Apopkans now know how much the candidates for City Council Seats 3 and 4 raised in December.  See Arrowsmith, Bankson lead December fundraising for the details.But how much will each candidate ultimately raise before Election Day on March 15, 2016?The Apopka Voice has analyzed the Campaign Finance Reports filed during the 2012 and 2014 City Council races.  The findings are interesting.Let’s look at the 2012 race first.In 2012 there were four candidates vying for Seat 3.  This table shows how much each candidate collected and the number of votes each candidate received:Since no candidate received more than 50% there was a runoff between the two candidates with the highest vote counts;  Kilsheimer and Laurendeau.Kilsheimer won the runoff with 955 votes compared to 878 for Laurendeau.In 2014 Seat 3 was once again up for grabs as Kilsheimer had to resign to run for mayor.  Seat 2 was also on the ballot.  This table shows the contributions and votes for each candidate:Velazquez defeated McQueen in the General Election.  Ruth defeated Laurendeau in the Runoff Election, 3,004 to 2,846.What does it all mean?  Are we any closer to answering the original question?Consider this:In 2012 Kilsheimer spent nearly $18 for every vote received in the runnoff.  Laurendeau spent closer to $10 per vote received in the runoff.In 2014 McQueen and Velazquez each spent about $5 for each vote received in the General Election while Laurendeau spent $4 and Ruth spent near $7 for each vote received in the Runoff Election.  Ruth spent 83% more than Laurendeau but received only 9% more votes in the runoff.One last observation about the 2014 Elections:  As this chart shows, the two candidates that raised the most money both won their elections. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articlePaul Seago, Executive Director of No Casinos Speaks at NORWFNext articleApopka City Council Seat 3 Candidate Q&A – Week 3 Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The same happened in 2012.  The candidate with the most money won.In Part 2 of the series we will look at how the candidates spent the contributions they received.Tell us what you think.  Use this link to comment on this article on Facebook.last_img read more

The US has become a nation of suburbs

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Christopher Boone, Dean and Professor of Sustainability, Arizona State University and first published on theconversation.com.Since 1970, more Americans have lived in the suburbs than central cities. In 2010, suburbanites outnumbered city and rural dwellers combined for the first time. We Americans live in a suburban nation.Despite several concerted efforts by city governments to lure residents, suburbanization continues largely unabated. Census figures from earlier this year show that suburbs of warm climate “Sun Belt” cities in the South and West continue to grow, while cities in the cold climate “Snow Belt” of the Midwest and Northeast decline.Smaller metropolitan areas with fewer than 500,000 people have also grown, related to an improving economy and job creation in smaller urban centers. This ongoing shift towards the suburbs has significant environmental repercussions.Since cities and suburbs are home for 8 of every 10 Americans, views of the country are often distorted. Most travel occurs within or between cities. Although rural areas have more than three times the miles of roadways as urban areas, more than two-thirds of the 3 trillion miles that vehicles travel each year in the U.S. are in urban and suburban areas.Jobs, too, are overwhelmingly centered around cities. Less than 2 percent of the American labor force is employed in agriculture.Many of my students are surprised that the land area occupied by cities is only 3 percent of the nation’s territory. However, they are correct in that cities have an outsized impact on the economy. In 2016, metropolitan areas contributed $16.8 trillion dollars to the nation’s gross domestic product, more than 90 percent of the country’s economy.With this economic activity comes a high use of natural resources and concentrated pollution production. Although density can be more efficient when it comes to energy use, the sheer number of urban dwellers means that cities, despite a small physical footprint, have a big energy and pollution footprint.Rising suburbanization undermines some of the energy efficiency gained by high density living in urban cores. Manhattan has lower per capita greenhouse gas emissions than the suburbs of New York, thanks to factors like apartment living, high costs of car ownership and extensive public transit. Of course, not everyone can afford to live in Manhattan even if they want to. Low-density suburbs are an affordable alternative.Even so, suburban life can look less desirable. As the U.S. population ages, elderly people may end up “stranded in the suburbs,” far from adequate public transit and unable or unwilling to drive. At my urban university, a mixed use retirement facility was sold out before ground was broken. In the U.S., there are more than 100 university-based retirement communities and the number is growing.The trend toward suburban life could soon come to an end. Millennials – the generation born between 1981 and 1997 – appear to prefer urban life. They are happier in cities, especially large metropolitan areas, than older generations. The millennial population is growing fastest in metro areas in the Sun Belt and western states, and slowest in the Snow Belt. Topping the list of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas for millennials are Colorado Springs, San Antonio, Denver and Orlando.Will millennials follow older generations to the suburbs as they marry, have children, recover from the shocks of the Great Recession and find affordable housing? The jury is still out.Whatever happens, it’s unlikely that people will start to move out of cities and suburbs and back into rural areas. Even though increased connectivity and the internet of things will make remote work more possible than before, businesses will continue to concentrate in urban cores, because they profit from being close to one another. (Futurists once thought the telephone would make crowded cities unnecessary.)I believe that it’s likely the U.S. will remain a nation of suburbs for some time to come. That will pose a continuing environmental challenge. But it will also bring a new set of opportunities for millennials, who are predicted to overtake baby boomers by next year as the largest generation in the country. How will that generation remake the suburbs to suit their needs and desires without exacerbating current environmental challenges? The answer has profound implications for the nature of cities and urban life in the U.S. Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSSuburbstheconversation.com Previous articleCity Council to approve budget, millage at tonight’s meetingNext articleBlue Darters return to state poll; Wekiva drops to #2 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Joya Villas / Studio Saxe

first_imgJoya Villas / Studio SaxeSave this projectSaveJoya Villas / Studio Saxe Architects: Studio Saxe Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio SaxeOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSanta Teresa BeachCosta RicaPublished on February 22, 2018Cite: “Joya Villas / Studio Saxe” 22 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore 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 Costa Rica Benjamin Garcia Saxe Year:  “COPY” “COPY” Photographs:  Andres Garcia Lachner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889500/joya-villas-studio-saxe Clipboard ArchDaily Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889500/joya-villas-studio-saxe Clipboard Joya Villas / Studio Saxe CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica Save this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachner+ 41Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  961 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Project Architect:Cesar Coto, Rogelio QuesadaProject Coordinator:Laura MorelliStructural Engineer:Sotela Alfaro Ltda.Electromechanical Engineer:Dynamo StudioBuilder:Dante MedriLandscape:Vida LandscapeCity:Santa Teresa BeachCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Set in the rainforest of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, two modern homes project out of the landscape and are defined by a series of steel frames that bring the best modern methods of construction to a tropical location. The use of large steel I-beams and concrete is a tenet of the international language of Modernist architecture and Studio Saxe have taken this design approach and recontextualised it for contemporary use. This project is a continuation of their search for an authentic Central American tropical architecture.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerThe raw materials of steel and concrete are balanced with the careful use of crafted wooden screens and floors, to ensure the design of these rental properties is rooted in local traditions and building techniques. The black metal frames create cantilevered openings that hover over the social spaces below, creating a blurred distinction between inside and outside areas and between private and more communal atmospheres.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerLarge openings on every level of the building make the building seem lightweight and they connect the inhabitants to the surrounding natural environment. A delicate timber staircase appears to float from one floor to the other, suspended by the finest steel cables. The town of Santa Teresa on the pacific coast of Costa Rica has become a multicultural hub, renowned for its large waves and untouched nature. Joya Villas is situated on a hilltop, with its main terrace directly overlooking one of the best surfing breaks in the region. People have rented the homes can enjoy the views of the best swells from the comfort of their infinity pool or simply walk down to the beach to enjoy.Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerArchitect Benjamin Garcia Saxe said:
“Joya Villas is a clear reflection of a new wave of contextual contemporary tropical architecture thatSave this picture!© Andres Garcia Lachneris born from and adapts to its precise location, land contours, and climate. These ingredients are then brought to life through the careful balance of modern building techniques and touches of handcrafted natural materials. Everything we do at Studio Saxe is focused on trying to enhance the experience of the natural in the inhabitant of spaces and perhaps even create moments of relaxation and reflection. This train of thought and the architecture that is emerging could begin to be considered as the birth of an authentic Central American Tropical Architecture.”Save this picture!© Andres Garcia LachnerProject gallerySee allShow lessSOM’s Iconic 270 Park Avenue At Risk of Becoming the Tallest Building Ever to Be Dem…Architecture NewsHere’s What the Alphabet Looks Like When Converted into Baroque Palace DesignsArticles Share 2018 Manufacturers: Ducasse Industrial, Sur Paint Lead Architect: last_img read more

Unite challenges bullying in not-for-profit sector

first_img Howard Lake | 3 July 2008 | News Unite challenges bullying in not-for-profit sector Unite, the UK’s largest trade union, is calling on all not-for-profit employers to help it challenge the unacceptably high levels ofbullying in the not-for-profit sector.Recent research in the sector by the University of Manchester revealed that 43% of Unite members had experienced bullying in the last two years. This is well above the national average of one in ten.Rachael Maskell, Unite national officer for community and not-for-profit, said: “Bullying is one of the biggest issues blighting workers in the not-for-profit sector. Unite promotes a zero tolerance approach to bullying and believes the only way for organisations to tackle the issue is by working with employee representatives to find joint ways to challenge workplace bullies and all forms of unacceptable behaviour and the underlying cultures that allows them to thrive.”Over 200 delegates representing both management and trade unions from over 100 not-for-profit organisations are attending the Unite national conference in London today to look at ways to combat bullying.The union will be publishing a new guide at the conference aimed at reps in sector, offering practical advice on how to deal with members who are being bullied.Employers in the sector who have already signed up to its Dignity at Work principles include Citizens Advice Bureau, NAAFI, The Children’s Society, Arts Council England, WEA South Wales, LHA, RSPCA, and the Community Relations Council. Others are expected to sign up today.www.amicustheunion.org  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Law / policy Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Sick Kids Friends Foundation spends a day saying thank you to donors for £3m

first_imgSick Kids Friends Foundation spends a day saying thank you to donors for £3m Howard Lake | 30 January 2017 | News Does your charity devote a day to thanking as many donors as possible? Let us know about it in the comments below. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Although #SKFFthankyouday is about us thanking others, we are really appreciating the thanks we’re receiving back…thank you pic.twitter.com/8Q6fNKGyWY— Roslyn Neely (@neely_r) January 26, 2017 Rachel Baxter, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, explained why the charity decided to give such a personal response. She said:“We were, and continue to be, overwhelmed by the huge amount of support that we received throughout 2016 and we want to express how grateful we are to everyone who was involved with fundraising and donating.“We want anyone who helped the Sick Kids Friends Foundation in any way last year to know just how much their support is appreciated, not just by us but by the children and families who visited the hospital and used its services.“As a result of the support we receive, children and young people’s lives are less interrupted by illness; they are less scared of hospital and a have a positive experience. “Dedicating one whole day to expressing our gratitude is the least we can do compared to all that our supporters have done and continue to do for us. So from all of us at Sick Kids Friends Foundation, we’d like to say a huge thank you!”Other charities have devoted a day to say thank you, often in creative ways with videos, Vines, tweets and images, notably charity: water. 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. Another wee #thankyou message to our supporters from @edtheatres. Thanks to you we are able to fund our Arts Programme in hospital! pic.twitter.com/0g3bvyAtmX— Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (@echcharity) January 26, 2017 Edinburgh-based charity The Sick Kids Friends Foundation devoted last Thursday, 26 January, to saying thank you personally to any individual, group or company that has helped it contribute £3 million towards the hospital’s move to Little France in spring 2018.A 13-strong team of staff and volunteers took on the major task and spent the day telephoning, emailing and sending out cards and videos in a bid to say a huge thank you to as many supporters as possible. Last year, the charity that supports children and young people, received a total of 32,175 donations.On #Thankyou day here we want to say thank you for tweeting,sharing and supporting us! pic.twitter.com/X41XSO9WaV— Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (@echcharity) January 26, 2017 Advertisement Main image: SKFF CEO Roslyn Neely says thank you Some of the team at SKFF saying thank you to donorsImpact of givingAs a result of the donations, in 2016 SKFF was able to approve 82 grant applications and funded over 22 departments at the hospital, as well as all hospital wards and some services within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). It also funded projects and services delivered at St John’s Hospital, Livingston, Borders General Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.  121 total views,  1 views today A message from @HibsOfficial to say thank you to everyone who has helped us transform the lives of children and young people in hospital pic.twitter.com/0GsVIlNeLq— Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (@echcharity) January 26, 2017  122 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Individual giving thank youlast_img read more

In the Mueller vs. Trump fight, an independent, working-class struggle is needed

first_imgRobert Mueller and Donald TrumpIt is harmful to the masses to let a faction of the ruling class lead the battle against Trump. Mueller and his grouping will do it in an entirely unprincipled way which will do nothing to impede the attacks on the people.Dec. 4 — While the Trump administration’s attacks upon the masses continue without letup, the political struggle within the ruling class intensifies and the political crisis of the system deepens.On the one hand, the Republican Party and Trump are about to finalize a tax giveaway to millionaires and billionaires to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars, even as they starve social services, health care, education and environmental protection and threaten hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.On the other hand, the special prosecutor’s office under Robert Mueller has just forced Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, to enter a plea agreement that can implicate high Trump officials in secret dealings with the Russians during the election campaign of 2016.It is harmful to the masses to let a faction of the ruling class lead the battle against Trump. Mueller and his grouping will do it in an entirely unprincipled way which will do nothing to impede the attacks on the people.Many, many struggles have been waged on numerous fronts against capitalist reaction — on the picket lines, in the communities, on the campuses, outside detention centers, in the prisons and on the reservations. These struggles must grow stronger and wider until they eclipse the Mueller investigation and the FBI — enemies of the people. The popular struggle against Trump must take center stage.Mueller v. Trump pushback against right-wing moveThe move by Mueller against Flynn is calculated to undermine Trump at the moment that he is moving to push things even more sharply to the right. In fact, the Mueller investigation is as much about Trump as it is about Russia. Mueller took Trump totally by surprise by not giving the White House even a moment’s advance warning of the deal with Flynn.While the ruling class is salivating over the planned tax cuts for billionaires, oil companies, real estate moguls, etc., they are also applauding Trump’s attack on all forms of regulations that limit the damage the bosses can do to the workers, the environment, immigrants, education and so on.But while they are using Trump for their own enrichment, the imperialist rulers don’t want him to tear apart the global system of alliances and networks of subversion that they have built up over decades to protect their profit interests.The announcement of Flynn’s plea deal came shortly after White House plans to move CIA Director Mike Pompeo into Rex Tillerson’s post as secretary of state were made public. Tillerson is no dove. He was CEO of the biggest private oil company in the world, ExxonMobil. He is a reactionary, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, who spent his career dealing with the heads of oil states and planning the plunder of oil-rich countries.Tillerson: watchdog for Wall StreetYet Tillerson is a watchdog for Wall Street who has differed with Trump on many things and has tried to uphold many of U.S. imperialism’s standard political positions in the world.Tillerson helped keep Trump from pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement. He opposed pulling out of the Paris environmental accord. He held out for negotiations on the Korean crisis and was publicly rebuked by Trump, who said Tillerson was “wasting his time.” Tillerson was opposed to Trump’s alignment with Saudi Arabia’s blockade of Qatar, where there is a giant U.S. airbase. He tried to patch up U.S. relations with NATO after Trump called the NATO alliance “obsolete.”When asked about Trump’s views that there were “good people” among the torch-carrying fascists in Charlottesville, Va., Tillerson replied that Trump “speaks for himself.” And it has been reported that Tillerson had deep reservations about the Muslim travel ban. These are all standard, mainstream imperialist positions expressing the basic interests of Wall Street and the Pentagon.Pompeo: extreme Islamophobe, warhawk, Trump confidanteBut Pompeo is far more right wing. He spends hours with Trump every day, traveling from Langley, Va., to the White House to brief Trump on developments. He is an ultra-warhawk who has spoken of assassinating north Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sabre-rattled at Iran, and is a fanatical Islamophobe on the same wavelength as the neofascist Britain First organization.Unlike Tillerson, Pompeo is regarded as a trusted consultant by Trump. Trump just retweeted three concocted and violent anti-Muslim videos to his 144 million followers that came from Britain First. Pompeo defended the tweets.Pompeo is also an ally of Frank Gaffney, who runs the Center for Security Policy. Gaffney considers following the Koran to be “sedition,” which should be prosecuted. Pompeo has been on Gaffney’s radio program 20 times. Pompeo has publicly agreed with Gaffney that President Barack Obama was anti-Christian and pro-Islamic State group. (theatlantic.com, Dec. 3)For the moment, Trump has pulled back on the removal of Tillerson, undoubtedly in response to the Mueller attack.Democratic Party leaders, liberals, moderates push Russian card against Trump The anti-Trump sectors of the ruling class, and especially the ruling-class advisory ranks in the media and the think tanks, as well as the Democratic Party leadership, are hoping that Mueller will be able to bring down Trump or push him back over the Russian connections. That is because they do not want to confront him politically for his racism, sexism and bigotry and his warmongering, Islamophobic, anti-working class, authoritarian style of rule.The liberals and moderates, especially the Democratic Party leadership, feel that Trump and his family and administration are vulnerable because they are so entangled with Russian officials and capitalists. These anti-Trump forces have elected to confront him on a reactionary, anti-Russia basis, rather than on the basis of his reactionary policies and politics.For them, the anti-Russia campaign has the twin virtues of keeping Pentagon military contracts flowing as well as promoting a geostrategic position of the military encirclement of Russia. That is what the attempt to seize all of Ukraine was about. Now U.S. battalions and anti-missile batteries are being moved within miles of Russia. The excuse given for these hostile maneuvers is that they are aimed at protecting Poland and the Baltic satellites of NATO.Trump’s Russia entanglements and the banksTrump’s vulnerability flows from his years of dealing with Russian oligarchs. During the 1990s and after the 2007 economic crisis, Trump’s access to big imperialist banks ran dry.As this author wrote in an article titled “Behind the firing of Comey: A struggle within the U.S. ruling class,” which appeared in the May 16 issue of Workers World:“[T]he only big bank that has lent money to Trump in recent years is Deutsche Bank, which was recently fined $630 million for laundering $10 billion worth of Russian money. (cnn.com, Jan. 31) The big New York Wall Street banks won’t lend to him because he has gone bankrupt six times, stiffing investors, contractors and workers.” (Wash. Post, Sept. 26, 2016, and wsj.com, March 20, 2016)John Norris and Carolyn Kenney wrote of his relation to Russian oligarchs in “Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Russia”: “As Fortune Magazine notes, during the 1990s, Trump found himself more than $4 billion in debt to more than 70 banks, and a series of bankruptcies, heavy financial losses, and debt restructuring lead almost all major American banks to simply refuse to do business with him. … [H]e began to rely very heavily on foreign banks for his lending.” (americanprogess.org, June 14)Many more examples could be cited, including how a former Soviet official turned capitalist opened up his world headquarters in Trump Tower. But there is not space enough in this article to elaborate.Trump, in other words, was too crooked for the crooks on Wall Street. But the Russian oligarchs, who had become billionaires overnight by plundering the destroyed socialist economy after the counterrevolution, first under Boris Yeltsin and then under Vladimir Putin, had money to spare to be invested and laundered. The Trump family, being shut out of Wall Street financing, was inevitably drawn to them.Of course, politics follows the money, and the Trump family became entangled with Russia, financially and perhaps politically. This is what makes Trump legally vulnerable under U.S. capitalist law. It is on this that the neoliberals, Democratic Party bigwigs and anti-Trump sectors of the ruling class are pinning their hopes.Workers and oppressed must take advantage of split to fight back Whatever the particulars of the case, it would be to the detriment of the working class to let the ruling class lead the battle against Trump.If the top labor leadership were not in the pockets of the bosses, it would have mounted massive struggles against the tax bill, opened up the fight for universal health care and defended the 800,000 DACA immigrants, as well as the tens of thousands of immigrants from the Caribbean facing deportation.It would fight for a massive raise in the minimum wage and, above all, open up the battle against racism/white supremacy, sexism and anti-LGBTQ oppression. It would demand U.S. troops out of the Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa and south Korea, and an end to U.S. military exercises against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, hands off Venezuela and Honduras, and an end to the blockade of Cuba.It would wage a struggle to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline, not only in the interest of the environment, but in solidarity with the Native people whose land is being destroyed.This would be the beginning of a minimal independent working- class program.This is the way to fight Trump and Trumpism, as well as the neoliberalism of the Democratic Party imperialists.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Love triangle spirals into wild car-chase shooting, with one dead

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(DEARBORN, Mich.) — A heart-pounding car chase in Michigan involving a love triangle and gunfire from a moving car ended with the alleged shooter’s suicide, according to ABC Detroit affiliate WXYZ-TV.Police dashcam video of the May 9 incident released by the Dearborn Police Department shows one driver firing at another, with pursuing officers ramming their cruiser into the back of the shooter’s vehicle.“Tactical training kicked in,” Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad told WXYZ-TV. “We can never come up with every scenario, but our officers trained well enough to think on their feet.”Dearborn police told the station that it all started at an unnamed woman’s home in Melvindale, Michigan, where her ex-boyfriend Ruben Salinas came to confront her new boyfriend. When Salinas allegedly took out a gun, the boyfriend ran to his truck and drove off.Salinas followed him in his car, shooting at the victim’s truck, WXYZ-TV reported.Police reportedly began tailing the suspect after the other driver called 911. The chase ended at Beaumont Oakwood Hospital in nearby Dearborn, where the suspect reportedly shot himself.The victim was not seriously injured, according to WXYZ-TV, and police later found an AR-15 rifle in Salinas’ car.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

LSN acquires Connections (Oxford)

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. LSN acquires Connections (Oxford)On 5 Feb 2010 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Leading education organisation LSN has acquired Connections (Oxford), a training and consultancy firm specialising in leadership and people development in a wide range of sectors. Established in 1993, Connections has an excellent reputation for offering clients bespoke management solutions that directly connect to their business strategies.  The acquisition combines LSN’s 25-year track record of offering services to the education and training sector, with Connection’s experience of working with a wide range of clients, particularly in the private sector.  The alliance significantly extends the portfolio of training, development and coaching services that LSN offers to its clients, while opening up Connections’ service portfolio to a wider range of organisations. In particular, it will enable LSN to offer solutions that will help companies transform their leaders, develop their people and effectively manage change. This is the latest step in LSN’s strategic plan to grow and offer a wider range of services to the private sector, as well as directly to colleges and other parts of the public sector. It follows the recent acquisition of FE Associates. Commenting on the acquisition, John Stone, Chief Executive at LSN said: “This acquisition creates another powerful alliance for LSN. Connections has established a wide range of unique and bespoke services that are tailored to the needs of individual clients, while LSN has an extensive track record of working with public sector organisations. Together we will be in a position to offer a new kind of training support to the both public and private sectors.” Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Britain “worse” than East Germany for Civil Liberties

first_imgBritons have less freedom and privacy than East Germans did twenty years ago, according to an Oxford University Professor.Professor Garton Ash warned that civil liberties in the UK had been eroded to the extent that those who lived under Communist rule in the 1980s were “more free” than we are.“People have to fight back on that front and on others to claw back some of the freedoms we have lost,” he said.He backed the idea of a written constitution for Britain and asserted the need for separation of powers and the importance of people to “mobilise for change”.last_img

Clydeside Bakery closes doors

first_imgGlasgow-based wholesale bakery Clydeside has been put into liquidation and all its employees made redundant after 56 years of being in business.The Port Glasgow firm was shut down and put into provisional liquidation earlier this month after running into financial difficulties. All 16 staff at the business were made redundant by accountancy firm KPMG and the bakery’s equipment is due to be sold by auction.Founded in 1955 by the McLean family, the business was formerly called East End Bakery, but changed its name after being bought by businessman Stephen Hutcheon, who sold five of its shops to James Allen Bakery and kept the wholesale business.General manager Alison Kerr, who is the granddaughter of founding owner John McLean, told local paper The Greenock Telegraph: “It’s very sad and upsetting to think it’s all over. Some of the staff have been here for over 30 years, so it’s been a very emotional time. I just hope everyone manages to find new jobs. It’s the end of an era.”The date of the auction has yet to be announced.last_img read more