Water groups to post slower flow of profits

first_img WATER companies Severn Trent and Pennon Group are tipped to report a slower flow of profits due to higher costs and pricing pressure when they report half-year numbers this week.Deutsche Bank expects Midlands water and sewage group Severn to post pre-tax profit tomorrow of about £159m against £188m last time, while others predict about £153.9m.“We expect to see lower numbers, with prices rebased downwards by one per cent from the beginning of April,” Deutsche said.Severn is also tipped to update shareholders on its dividend at the results, with other firms in the sector having already unveiled their policies for the five-year regulatory period.It is forecast to say its dividend will grow by Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation plus three per cent in the four years to 2015.Severn provides water and sewage services to more than 8m people in an area stretching from the Bristol Channel to the Humber, and from mid-Wales to the East Midlands.Pennon, which owns South West Water and waste contractor Viridor, is expected on Thursday to post half-year pre-tax profits of £78m versus £97m last time and an eight per cent dividend rise to 7.5p. Share Monday 22 November 2010 6:14 am whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndo KCS-content center_img Water groups to post slower flow of profits whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Cricket Business: Pakistan Cricket Board also decides to cuts jobs amid…

first_imgPCB already has lost some revenues from the gate receipts and sponsorships on account of PSL season getting called-off middle of the tournament. Other than this according to their own acceptance $3-4Mn has been lost due the the cancellation of the series against Bangladesh. But the biggest worry for the Pakistan board is, they currently do not have broadcast and the team sponsorship (shirt sponsor) deal in place. PCB’S CEO Wasim Khan in a recent interview admitted that if these deals does not get locked soon, the board will get in tight position.  Cricket Business: Pakistan Cricket Board also decides to cuts jobs amid Covid19 pandemic Cricket TAGScricket AustraliaCricket BusinessinsidesportNew Zealand CricketNEWSPakistan Cricket BoardPCB CEOSportsports news SHARE Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlySuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’PUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’When asked if a three-month extensions could have been offered to the sacked employees to help them cope with these tough times, the spokesman said it was an administrative decision and was taken after keeping all aspects in the account. It is learnt that the PCB had made an amendment in its services act on May 15 for which it had taken an approval of the Board of Governors through a circular resolution. After that amendment, the PCB has started to cut down its staff.Meanwhile, the PCB spokesman said that he had no exact figures of the retrenched staff but he could share that the staff belonged to all cadres.The report has further mentioned that the PCB has possibly the largest set up among the cricket boards of the world as far as its staff strength is concerned. The total staff strength of PCB according to the reports has been estimated at 800 employees. The incumbent PCB body has already cut down the staff strength to some extent by abolishing the regional body system, where nearly 260 employees including groundsmen, curators besides office clerks were working and getting some portion of their monthly salaries from the PCB besides from their respective regions.PCB on cost-cutting spree but claims ‘financial health fine’Though PCB has refused to acknowledge that the retrenchment in PCB has been done due to the financial constraints, the board has been cutting costs on various fronts. The PCB, in a bid to deal with a possible funds’ crunch because of the Covid-19 pandemic, has decided not to spend on the infrastructure at its stadia and save in the region of $29Mn according to a recent report by ESPNCricinfo. The report quoted PCB chairman Ehsan Mani. “Our No. 1 priority is to protect the players and staff,” Ehsan Mani, the PCB chairman, said in a podcast on Tuesday. “Realistically, we won’t make any plans that aren’t attainable, but our message is clear with assurances that we will protect you as much as [we] can. We will safeguard the interest of the cricketers. There will be a cost impact, but there won’t be any unusual cuts”PCB is currently without Media Rights Partner & Team Sponsor Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Previous articleNBA Restart : NBA approves 22 team format restart planNext articleBundesliga Live : The race for Champions League spot hotting up, Watch the Bundesliga matches LIVE Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Devon Conway departs after fifty as Ishant Sharma strikes; NZ 101/2 (48.4 ovs)- Follow Live Updates “We incurred losses from the gate receipts and sponsorships,” Wasim said. “I was roughly calculating that it could be around the 200-million-rupee mark in terms of gate receipts that we actually lost on our revenue. This is something we will have definite numbers for in the next couple of weeks, and we will provide the details of where we made the greatest losses.“So we are in a fortunate position in the fact that the only immediate loss we have is the the Bangladesh series. We lost three to four million dollars because we are not playing the Test and and ODI. Apart from that we have two things: one, our shirt sponsorship is up for taking, so we are not losing money on that, and we are looking for a new sponsor, and secondly, our broadcasting rights are ending and the Bangladesh series was the last of the Ten Sports deal that we currently had. CricketLatest Sports NewsSport Cricket Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 20/1 (6 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter First Cricket Australia (CA), then New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and now the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started the cost cutting measures amid Covid19 pandemic. According to a report published by Dawn, PCB has terminated services of some of its employees by putting them on one month notice for period ending June 30th.  Unlike CA, NZC and couple of other cricket boards all around the globe the PCB spokesperson has claimed that the decision to cut jobs has not been taken due to financial constraints caused by Covid19. PCB spokesperson rather gave a bizarre reply to Dawn when asked what is the reason for retrenchment decision ?According to the report, the PCB spokesperson in a reply said as the staff in the PCB is surplus already, they decided to retrench some of their employees. The PCB spokesman further said that the step had been taken since the new financial year of 2020-21 was to commence from July 31 and things had to be reviewed.Cricket Business : Bad News for Australian cricketers, big salary cuts imminent PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Football By Kunal Dhyani – June 4, 2020 last_img read more

Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgTerra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileTerra Mauricia Limited is an investment holdings conglomerate that is engaged in the production and distribution of alcoholic products, such as wine and spirits, and cane spirits, as well as sale of various consumable goods, production and sale of electricity from coal and bagasse. The company also manufactures and sells hollow concrete blocks, aggregates, rock sand products, rents properties and engages in the property development and promotion activities that include, site identification and surveying, project conception, market survey, administration, project management, as well as marketing and sale. Terra Mauricia Limited operates within the segments of sugar, commercial and alcohol production, and energy. The company is based in Mauritius. Terra Mauricia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Another record-breaking year for the London Sevens

first_imgThroughout the weekend, the West Car Park will welcome fans from across the world when it opens its doors to the Game Reserve. Open for all fans to enjoy, there will be live music, interviews with players, picnic areas and plenty to eat and drink.Tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.rfu.com/londonsevens. Weekend tickets cost from £45, individual days at £25 and kids £5 each day. See www.irbsevens.com for the match schedule. IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “The battle for core-team places in London is set to be fiercely contested with all eight teams hugely competitive, having won through from their regions and also booked places at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow. It is wonderful news for the fans as it guarantees even more quality and intensity at Twickenham.“Going forward to our Olympic debut in Rio in 2016, it’s important that every nation can win core-team status if they are good enough. We’re confident that this system provides every nation competing in their regional tournament with a direct chance to compete on every round of the World Series, and so also ensures a transparent pathway to the Games.”Colourful: Rob Vickerman and Michaela StanifordThe weekend also features a Women’s Invitational Tournament. England face France, Spain and Australia on day one of an eight-team event and skipper Michaela Staniford said: “Twickenham is always a special experience and one that we take a hell of a lot of pride in. Last year the Women’s final was watched by one of the biggest crowds of the weekend and that is fantastic for the sport. The home support is very humbling and we want to make our supporters proud.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Bundle! England Sevens forward James Rodwell is engulfed during this week’s tag rugby festival at BarnesAS FANS put the final touches to their safari outfits, 12 captains and coaches taking part in the Marriott London Sevens at Twickenham this weekend launched the tournament at Barn Elms, Barnes.Players and coaches attended a tag rugby festival for local primary schools and the Dallaglio Foundation as children had the opportunity to get their hands on the tournament trophy ahead of the final leg of this season’s HSBC Sevens World Series.Last year’s weekend attendance of over 103, 000 confirmed London as the world’s largest two-day sevens tournament but ticket sales are on course to break this record, with 110, 000 fans expected over the weekend.England, lying eighth in the standings, will face Fiji, Samoa and Argentina in Pool C on the opening day in the final leg of this season’s HSBC Sevens World Series, the overall title having been wrapped up by New Zealand in Glasgow last weekend. Skipper Rob Vickerman said: “It’s great to be heading into London on the back of our third-place finish in Glasgow and we’re confident we can carry that form into this weekend – there is no better place to do that than at Twickenham.“It’s very special playing at the home of England Rugby, combining one of the world’s best XVs rugby stadiums with one of the best sevens rounds of the series. Everyone is really looking forward to playing in front of our friends and family, a potentially record-breaking crowd and a fantastic atmosphere.”For the first time, the weekend will include a separate and crucial core-status qualifying tournament. Scotland will be fancied to grab one of the three places available but will be wary of their Sunday morning quarter-final against one of Spain, Portugal, Russia or Tonga. Only the two finalists and third-place winner from this tournament will be able to compete in all nine Series events next season.last_img read more

Houses In Rybnik / Jojko+Nawrocki Architekci

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/88573/houses-in-rybnik-jojkonawrocki-architekci Clipboard “COPY” Houses In Rybnik / Jojko+Nawrocki Architekci Projects Save this picture!© Juliusz Sokołowski+ 23 Share Architects: Jojko+Nawrocki Architekci Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/88573/houses-in-rybnik-jojkonawrocki-architekci Clipboard Photographs Housing Photographs:  Juliusz Sokołowski Text description provided by the architects. Houses in Rybnik are the attempt to respond the question ó what the contemporary house means nowadays? An effort focused on searching formal originality is an absolute nonsense therefore, the project of the houses is based on certain data concerning sun orientation, access to the road, vicinity of the forest, as well as view from the road slope.Save this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiPiling up of floors in the southern part of the houses allows opening more rooms towards the forest. The roofs are covered by greenery so that they blend in with the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Juliusz SokołowskiProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Photographers: Joao MorgadoArticlesAD Recommends: Best of the WeekArticlesProject locationAddress:Rybnik, PolandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” CopyHousing•Rybnik, Poland 2010 Poland Houses In Rybnik / Jojko+Nawrocki ArchitekciSave this projectSaveHouses In Rybnik / Jojko+Nawrocki Architekci CopyAbout this officeJojko+Nawrocki ArchitekciOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingDabasHousesRybnik3D ModelingPolandPublished on November 16, 2010Cite: “Houses In Rybnik / Jojko+Nawrocki Architekci” 16 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?雷布尼克的住宅 / Jojko+Nawrocki Architekci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

The House On The Roof / Rémy MARCIANO architecte

first_img Apartments Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Otis, Adobe, Decayeux, Francesconi Architectural Light, Pottery Pots, Trimble NEO Paysage France 2019 Architects: Rémy MARCIANO architecte Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Projects CopyAbout this officeRémy MARCIANO architecteOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialMarseilleOn FacebookFrancePublished on December 03, 2019Cite: “The House On The Roof / Rémy MARCIANO architecte” 03 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 CopyApartments, Residential•Marseille, France Area:  5300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  The House On The Roof / Rémy MARCIANO architecte Photographs:  Florence Vesval Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project The House On The Roof / Rémy MARCIANO architecteSave this projectSaveThe House On The Roof / Rémy MARCIANO architecte “COPY” “COPY” Photographs Landscape: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929347/the-house-on-the-roof-remy-marciano-architecte Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929347/the-house-on-the-roof-remy-marciano-architecte Clipboard Clients:SOGEPROM SUD REALISATIONSEngineering:BET GARNIERConsultants:Jérôme SOLARI, QUALICONSULTCollaborators:Yannick Nobile architecteCity:MarseilleCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Florence VesvalRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The house on the roof talks about scale, the human one of the inhabitant and his housing and those of his built environment. We tried to find coherence and a dialogue with the multiple scales and typologies present in the near context. This work on volumes allowed us to think about continuity with the surrounding context in a concern of accompaniment and transition scales involved.Save this picture!© Florence VesvalIt is on “Alexandre Dumas Avenue”, the passage of the urban buildings of the “Avenue de Mazargues” and the old factories to the individual pavilions of the avenue “Clot Bey”. This transition is supported by the building that assumes both scales: the more regular and urban, and that of the suburban, through the volumes of the last two levels treated as houses on the roof. In the interior, the facade is treated in the form of landscaped strata, through terraces gardens that will continue the landscape of the garden.Save this picture!© Florence VesvalSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Florence VesvalThis assumed will of tiered gardens will allow a softer and more harmonious relationship of the building to the equipment and its users and will strengthen the filter plant between the two parts. Each home has generous outdoor spaces, filtered through games of metallic clothing making a shadow and an intimate space as an outdoor living room. The roofs of the building are inhabited like houses by large terraces planted.Save this picture!© Florence VesvalSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Florence VesvalProject gallerySee allShow lessGrøndalsvængets School / JJW ArkitekterSelected ProjectsPublic Spaces: ArchDaily’s Best Articles on the TopicArticlesProject locationAddress:Marseille, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Florence Vesval+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

Charity supporters invited to nominate good causes for Lloyds Bank’s Community Fund

first_imgCharity supporters invited to nominate good causes for Lloyds Bank’s Community Fund Tagged with: Community fundraising corporate Funding Howard Lake | 3 April 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Members of the public can now nominate their favourite local group and charity for a Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 award.Until now, only Lloyds Bank staff have been able to put forward nominations for groups to receive an award. Now, anyone can.The Lloyds Bank Community Fund helps local people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to have a positive impact at the hearts of their communities by giving grants to local good causes. Around 1,400 community groups in around 350 communities will be shortlisted for the public vote due to take place later this year. The shortlisted community groups will be in with a chance of receiving a £3,000, £2,000, £1,000 or £500 Community Fund award.Wheels for WellbeingWheels for Wellbeing was one of last year’s beneficiary organisations. Isabelle Clement, Director, Wheels for Wellbeing, joined Lloyds Bank staff at the Streatham London branch to thank them and the public for voting for them to receive £3,000. She encouraged other people to nominate their favourite local charity.Shani Ennis and Isabelle Clement from Wheels for Wellbeing launch the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 alongside bank colleagues from their local Lloyds Bank branch in Streatham.She said:“As a small, local charity finding funding can be difficult and time-consuming. With the Lloyds Bank Community Fund it was really easy as it was just a case of being nominated and then encouraging people to vote for us. We are spending our award on enabling disabled children to cycle. Using our trikes, handbikes, quads and tandems they are discovering cycling, developing their skills and improving their health and wellbeing.“We’d encourage anyone who knows of, or is involved with, a local good cause to champion them and nominate them for the Community Fund 2014.” Advertisement Nominate onlineNominations for the Community Fund 2014 can be made online until 30 April 2014.Nominated community groups are then invited to accept their nomination and apply online to the Community Fund. Applications will remain open until 9 May 2014.Lloyds Bank staff will then assess and shortlist confirmed applications into four groups per community. These shortlisted groups will then be made available for the public vote in September 2014.  215 total views,  7 views today  216 total views,  8 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.last_img read more

Delaware: a haven for ruling class, racism

first_imgWhile the state of Delaware, where a prisoner rebellion has just been crushed in Smyrna, is not in the Deep South, the southern part of this small state has been a racist hell for generations.Northern Delaware is industrialized, home to DuPont and other chemical corporate giants. As of 2012, more than half of all U.S. publicly traded companies and 63 percent of the Fortune 500 were incorporated in Delaware. The state has more than a million registered corporations — more corporations than people. All it takes to be incorporated in Delaware is a file drawer, not even an office. A 2006 survey found nearly 18,000 millionaires living in Delaware.The southern half of this rich state, on the other hand, is mainly agricultural and poor. Workers in the large fields and poultry farms have been predominantly African American. And they have been terribly oppressed since the days of slavery.The majority of Black people in Delaware, even before the Civil War, were “free” — free to starve, that is. “Black Americans in Delaware: An Overview” by James E. Newton explains: “The number of slaves in Delaware decreased rapidly from almost 9,000 in 1790 to half that number in 1820. By 1860, the number had decreased to 1,798. The usual explanation given is humanitarianism and religious feeling, abolitionist efforts, and runaways. In reality, Delaware farmers found it cheaper to hire free black labor than to keep slaves.“Furthermore, Delaware, the most northern of the slave states, had no great crop of tobacco or cotton to be looked after during all seasons of the year. The land was wearing out, and state law forbade the sale of slaves out of state. Thus, slave owners could not benefit from breeding slaves as in a state like Virginia.” (tinyurl.com/jplskbr)Delaware is one of 12 states where way more than half the prisoners are Black, even though African Americans make up only 24 percent of the population. “Judicial corporal punishment” was on the books until 1972. That’s a euphemism for floggings and the whipping post, which was used almost exclusively against Black people.One of the main demands of the prisoners in the Smyrna rebellion was for better job training. Otherwise, they will live in deep poverty — if they ever get out of jail.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Houston activists protest kid prison

first_imgThe Free Los Niños Coalition held its third protest, on Aug. 4, at the home of wealthy real estate gentrifier David Denenberg, demanding he cancel the lease for his property that is planned to open as a kids’ prison. Gathering in Houston’s wealthiest neighborhood, the crowd blasted speeches and chants to the neighbors, telling them to ask Denenberg to not allow his property to bring more misery to families and children who have already been traumatized enough.The visual of kids in a cage being watched over by a piñata of Donald Trump, drumming by the Free Radicals and Mario Salinas, poetry by Antonio Gonzales, and chanting led by Rona Smith was militant and empowering.Two days earlier, four members of the coalition went to a job fair held by Southwest Key to fill positions at their five detention centers in Houston, including the one they plan to open. After passing out flyers to 150 people waiting for interviews that documented the organization’s crimes, the activists began loudly chanting, as they were asked to leave: “No Trump! No baby jails! Don’t work for Southwest Key!”Another demonstration will be held at the newest detention center, at 419 Emancipation Ave., on Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m., as crowds walk by on their way to a Houston Astros baseball game. Information is available at tinyurl.com/FB-FLNC.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena Unified Superintendent Issues Second, Detailed Message to Parents About Coronavirus

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Community News 12 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Just a day after issuing a statement notifying Pasadena Unified parents that the city’s health department has declared a public health emergency because of the spread of the novel coronavirus, the District Superintendent Brian McDonald sent the PUSD community a second, more detailed message about the virus’s impact, reproduced below: EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Dear Parent/Guardian:The health and wellbeing of students and staff are always my top priorities.Both Los Angeles County and Pasadena have declared a local health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At the time of this writing, there are 11 known cases of the coronavirus in the county. There are no known significant exposures to the general public.According to the LA County Department of Public Health (DPH), we can expect more confirmed cases in the near future. The focus continues to be on preventing the spread of the illness by following basic sanitary practices.It’s a good time for all of us to become prepared, but not to panic.At PUSD, we’re monitoring the situation on a daily basis and have taken precautionary measures. Please know that we are taking additional steps to support prevention through ongoing review of health and handwashing protocols with students and cleaning of surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as bathrooms, countertops, doorknobs, and faucet handles.There currently are no school closures. DPH will work with schools to assess and determine, on a case by case basis, if a school needs to dismiss or close. If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in an individual who has been at school, it is not an automatic reason for school dismissal or closure. DPH will make the determination.Please continue to take all possible precautions to help reduce the risk of spreading germs to others. These include the following recommendations from public health officials:• Stay home and away from others if you have a mild illness (with a fever of 100°F or above).• #1 prevention method is frequent handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can be used. Use of soap and water is best.• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.• Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.• Face masks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and people who are sick.• Get the flu vaccine if you have not done so this season. It’s not too late to get the flu vaccine. Being protected against the flu will decrease the number of people using healthcare resources and allow resources to be available for people who may have COVID-19.DPH states there is no current need for significant “social distancing” measures in LA County and the individual risk for contracting COVID-19 remains low for most individuals. However, DPH encourages everyone to make personal preparations now that include:• Having an ample supply of essentials at home (including water, food, hygiene, medications, and pet food).• Practicing simple strategies that limit your exposure to others who may be ill (such as verbal salutations in place of handshakes and hugs, not sharing utensils, cups and linens).Lastly, it is important that we do not act out of fear, but rather focus on treating everyone in our community with kindness. Kindness is a part of our school culture and I know that we will continue to support an environment in which all students, staff, and families feel welcome. Be aware of misinformation surrounding the coronavirus.You can get the most accurate information on the DPH website here and at the Pasadena Public Health Department here.Thank you for your support of our school community.Sincerely,Brian McDonald, Ed.DSuperintendent Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Education Pasadena Unified Superintendent Issues Second, Detailed Message to Parents About Coronavirus From PUSD Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 7:34 pm Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more