Yell warns its annual profit will fall short

first_img Yell warns its annual profit will fall short Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam Tuesday 15 February 2011 7:39 pm whatsapp KCS-content center_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston SHARES in Yellow Pages publisher Yell tumbled yesterday after the directory business said its full-year earnings will miss market forecasts.The firm said its pre-tax profits fell to £38.6m in the nine months to the end of December, from £75.1m in the same period a year ago, as it blamed sliding revenues from its core printed directories.Group revenue was down 11.8 per cent to £1.35bn, with the company adding that “the current financial year is now expected to be slightly below the current range of market expectations”.The stock closed 16 per cent down at 8.85p.Yell, which also runs units in the US, Latin America and Spain, has been hit by the decline of its printed directory business as customers switch to digital media. Sales from its printed directories, which account for almost 70 per cent of revenues, fell to £936.6m in the nine-month period from £1.13bn last year.The company also labours under a £2.8bn debt pile, which it raised after a number of overseas acquisitions during the last decade.Standard & Poor’s recently downgraded Yell’s credit rating to “junk” status – below investment grade – and revised its outlook from stable to negative. The rating agency added Yell was unlikely to meet its guidance on earnings, debt and banking covenant headroom in 2011-12.The firm’s new chief executive Mike Pocock, who took over in January, told investors last month he wants to boost its online sales as quickly as possible. He plans to update the market on the conclusions of his business review in June. In a bright spot for the firm, sales at its digital media division rose 10 per cent on a constant currency basis to £342.2m over the last nine months. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

Firms push for job rules reform

first_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 24 February 2011 8:39 pm RADICAL reforms must be introduced if the private sector is to grow the UK out of recession, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) will say today.The minimum wage must be reduced for young people, and all new employment regulations scrapped, the BCC is expected to state.“If the government provides a radical framework, business will do what it does best – creating wealth and jobs, innovating to deliver strong companies and providing the much needed growth for this country,” said the BCC’s David Frost.Youth unemployment, which has risen sharply due to the recession, could be tackled by cutting the youth minimum wage, the BCC said.“The minimum wage is no use to you if you’re out of work – like nearly a million young people,” agreed Eamonn Butler of the Adam Smith Institute, a Westminster think tank. “Many employers today, squeezed by high taxes and low demand, simply cannot afford to hire young, unskilled, inexperienced kids at minimum wage rates,” Butler said.The BCC will also call for tax incentives to motivate companies to take on young people.Additionally, the BCC wants to see the creation of targeted “opportunity zones” across the UK, to provide “businesses with tax breaks and the total relaxation of planning laws.”On capital allowances, the BCC is concerned that smaller firms may miss out on the government’s reduction in corporation tax. “Businesses should be able to carry forward unused relief, thereby helping them to make the choice to invest in new plants and grow their operations,” the BCC said. KCS-content Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child whatsapp Firms push for job rules reform by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapplast_img read more

IPL 2020 : Good news for IPL 2020 & BCCI, CRED…

first_imgCricketSports BusinessCricket BusinessIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSport IPL 2020 : Good news for IPL 2020 & BCCI, CRED signs in as official partner WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free WTC Final LIVE: Impatient Rishabh Pant throws away his wicket and Twitterati can’t keep quiet; check hilarious memes Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickAs per some estimates, the IPL broadcasters has already sold 45-50% of the total available inventory with these deals. Previous articleUS Open Tennis : Kei Nishikori pulls out, US Open draws to be released toniteNext articleFootball Business : PepsiCo signs 5 year deal with UEFA Women’s Champions League Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know IPL 2020 : BCCI’s revenues from Central Sponsorships down by 30% at this stage IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) in UAE has got another official sponsorship partner on board. After Unacademy, now Credit Card payment company CRED has been signed as official partner for the IPL 2020.  IPL 2020 : Star India signs Amazon, PhonePe & Dream11 as Co-presenting partners on IPL 2020 Meanwhile, the official broadcaster of the IPL Star India is also breathing little easy, as they have finally roped in 3 Co-Presenting partners for the 13th edition of the league.Amazon, PhonePe and Dream11 have reportedly taken 3 of the 4 Co-Presenting partnership slots for the Live Broadcast. As reported earlier, Chinese mobile handset company OPPO had committed earlier to the 4th slot in the month of March but they are yet to confirm the advertising deal in the wake of anti-Chinese sentiment currently prevailing in the country.Each Co-Presenting partners shell out 130-140Cr and Associate packages have been kept in the range of 70-80Cr according to the information available with InsideSport.Other than the Co-Presenting partners, Star India is also either on the verge of closures or have closed deals with ITC Foods, Polycab, Asian Paints, Coca Cola, MRF, Mondolez and Kamala Pasand. Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Ritika Sajdeh shares funny pic of hubby Rohit Sharma calling him a ‘spy’- check out Total Central Sponsorship Revenues in IPL 2019 – 618 Cr 1 – Title Sponsor – Dream11 – 222 Cr2 – Official Partners – Tata Motors, Unacademy, Cred – 120 Cr3 – Umpire Partner – 28Cr4 – Strategic Timeout partner – 30 Cr Cricket Facebook Twitter TAGSBCCICredIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020IPL 2020 in UAEIPL 2020 sponsorsUnacademy IPL 2020 SHARE YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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We will make the official announcement soon”, confirmed the BCCI official to InsideSport.  Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter As per InsideSport estimates, BCCI will earn 120 Cr from three partnership slots filled by Tata Motors, Unacademy and CRED.  WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Jamieson on a roll, bags his 5th Test fifer with Bumrah’s wicket; IND 213/9; Follow Live Updates “We are extremely pleased that we have filled 2 official partnership slots. This clearly shows the inherent strength of brand IPL. Our only deficit this year will be on account of Title Sponsorship which we lost out due to unfortunate and unprecedented circumstances”, declared the BCCI official to InsideSport.   Earlier after sudden pull out by the Future Group and elevation of Dream11 as IPL 2020 Title Sponsor, BCCI were left with two vacant slots for the IPL partnership slots this year. Now with Unacademy and CRED filling up the slots, BCCI can breathe easy.  InsideSport on Tuesday had informed its readers that BCCI has completed the official partnership deal with Unacademy. Now with CRED coming on board as official partner, IPL 2020 has filled up all three partnership slots which were there in IPL 2019.  WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Cricket Formula 1 By Kunal Dhyani – August 26, 2020 Cricket As per the informational available with InsideSport, BCCI made 618 Cr from the IPL 2019 Central Sponsorships.  1 – Title Sponsor – VIVO – 440 Cr3 – Official Partners – Tata Motors, FBB & Dream 11 – 120 Cr1 – Umpire Sponsor – PAYTM – 28Cr1 – Strategic Timeout Partner – CEAT – 30Crlast_img read more


first_img HOUSE-K / K2YT Projects “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeK2YTOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on July 30, 2014Cite: “HOUSE-K / K2YT” 30 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave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 photographs:  Satoshi AsakawaPhotographs:  Satoshi AsakawaSave this picture!© Satoshi AsakawaText description provided by the architects. The site is situated amidst the densely packed residential area in Tokyo. Whilst being on a south west corner of the block having frontages to two streets, the elevated railway on the north posed issues of noise and vibration. The corner location offered opportunities for capturing light and air, but the contradiction was that doing so will call for mitigation of noise.Save this picture!© Satoshi AsakawaFor people seeking a detached housing, it has always been a temptation to have a private garden to come with it. Many attempts have been made to allow for small piece of garden while extending the building coverage to the limit, but as a result, many have also ended up with curtains that are drawn all day long to shield the eyes from streets, which have become too close from the windows. Thus, rows of housings that are so unsociable become the standard city scene in the area, an obscene situation that had been thought to require taking measure for.Save this picture!SectionThe house is for two households. In order to provide the required numbers of rooms which were comparatively larger, four stories, with each floor equally divided into six are created. Within it, rooms, as well as small courtyards are placed, while adjusting the height of floors in accordance with the required character of each room. Apertures are provided to interconnect spaces thus created.Save this picture!© Satoshi AsakawaBy incorporating the courtyard spaces into the house in the same manner as rooms, sufficient depths are provided from the streets, successfully shielding off views without use of curtains even for the largest fenestration. The noise from the railway is also mitigated to the level that it is still audible but much less annoying. By treating the courtyards and the rooms equally, a house that is open yet closed to the city is created.Save this picture!© Satoshi AsakawaProject gallerySee allShow lessNorman Foster Joins Hollywood Stars in Petition Against Venice Cruise ShipsArchitecture NewsHouse in Gokurakuji / Naoya Kawabe Architect & AssociatesSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard HOUSE-K / K2YTSave this projectSaveHOUSE-K / K2YTcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Japan Save this picture!© Satoshi Asakawa+ 18 Share Area:  291 m² Area:  291 m² Photographs CopyHouses•Japan Architects: K2YT Area Area of this architecture project Houseslast_img read more

RPFV House / NoArq

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeNoArqOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanto Tirsoon InstagramPortugalPublished on May 10, 2018Cite: “RPFV House / NoArq” [Casa RPFV / NoArq] 10 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Casa RPFV / NoArq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 Projects Portugal Photographs 2018 Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 56Curated by Pedro Vada Share Houses Architects: NoArq Area Area of this architecture project Area:  643 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project RPFV House / NoArqSave this projectSaveRPFV House / NoArqcenter_img “COPY” Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: BRUMA, Sanindusa, Smeg, BBG, PEREIRA GOMESColaboradores:Hugo Araújo, André Oliveira, Joana Leite Pinto, Luís Lima, Daniel Viana, Juliana CostaConstruction:Conceito recente; BBG; Topmarmi, Lda.; Ordep móveis; Topgreen; O Bibelot; Gonçalo Serra Lobo Serralharia UnipessoalStructure:A400 – Francisco Bernardo, Diogo DrumondHydraulics:A400 – Tânia MatosElectrical, Communication And Security:GPIC – Alexandre MartinsGas And Air Conditioning:EDIGREEN – Rui Lima, Gonçalo LealClient :RP e FVArchitect In Charge:José Carlos Nunes de OliveiraCity:Santo TirsoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window Replacements The proposal was made for a plot of land with 1697 m², where 112 m² were covered area that corresponded to a demolished two-floor house and attic that had a total floor area of around 300 m². Out of the 1697 m² of land, only 600 m² could be built on, as the rest of the land is part of the Agricultural Reserve.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe land is on a steep west-east slope divided into two terraces with a nine-metre total difference in elevation. The constructive area was isolated from the street and surrounded by the Agricultural Reserve, below street level.Save this picture!CroquiThe construction was composed of a house, a threshing floor in the south and a granary; the house was built with thick schist walls, the upper floor and threshing floor were covered in slate.We demolished the upper floor, keeping the lower floor and the threshing floor slate slabs.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGJust like the old house, the new one merges into the morphology of the land, doing without the urban frontage, encouraging dialogue with the beautiful farmland that stretches away on the side opposite the street.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe house has a gross area of 643.20 m² over three floors.Save this picture!Floor PlansThe access from the street has some steps and an open corridor to the heart of the house, the patio where the entrance is found.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Floor 0 (level -2, under street level) was rehabilitated and expanded. It houses the social functions and patio support. To the north, the interior of this floor is ventilated and illuminated by a patio that used to be a cellar. The new co-exists with the old.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGFloor 1 (mezzanine) is organised around the larger patio (clipped by the floor 0 patio) and is used for the family’s daily life. To the north, the entrance to the covered parking, leads the inhabitants to the kitchen through a corridor. The rooms overlook the patio to the south.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGFloor 2, visible from the street, is used for relaxation. It partially overlaps the first-floor volume, it shelters the entrance space and the patio. It is divided into three bedrooms and respective toilets. The roofs are flat.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe floor-1 roof, which is at street level, has an esplanade facing the horizon.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe new construction, (completely made or reinforced concrete) is a dark mass of slate sitting on the lower walls of the old house made of schist blocks against the old terraces of granite and schist.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessJapanese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, to Address Accessibility to ResourcesArchitecture NewsPingtian Village Center / DnASelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Santo Tirso, Portugal RPFV House / NoArqlast_img read more

NAO publishes review on due diligence for donation management

first_img  171 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  172 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: Donation management Melanie May | 11 August 2017 | News The National Audit Office has published a review on donation management, looking at the risks associated with accepting donations, and associated best practice.The NAO’s Due Diligence Processes for Potential Donations focuses on museums and galleries, and reviews the systems and policies relevant to donations management in those for which the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has responsibility.The report summarises the legal, financial, reputational and dependency risks associated with income from donations, which it says ‘present different risks to other sources of revenue and cannot be managed in the same way as commercial transactions’. It also covers the relevant regulation, outlining elements of best practice in three key aspects of managing these risks:Governance, including policies, trustee awareness and involvement and ethics committees;Risk management processes, including due diligence, decision-making procedures, record-keeping and resourcing; andStaff and other stakeholder management, including training and engagement with donors.The review found no evidence of a significant inappropriate donation being accepted in the sector or of a breach of money-laundering legislation.It found that overall there was good understanding of the issues and risks related to donations management. The extent to which this understanding had been developed into formal procedures and processes varied however, and ‘did not always reflect actual practice, either through being out of date or being insufficiently detailed. There was also a lack of information in the public domain in terms of many of the charities’ ethical positions on fundraising and donations’, and scope therefore for museums and galleries to adopt more of the best-practice procedures and to learn from leaders in the sector.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 NAO publishes review on due diligence for donation management About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Resistance proves irrepressible—‘Free CeCe!’

first_imgHelp deliver peoples’ verdict, part 2Leslie Feinberg arrested in solidarity with CeCe McDonald, Minneapolis, June 4, 2012. Photo: Billy Navarro, Jr.CeCe McDonald survived a racist, transphobic attack by a group of neofascists, who attacked her and her friends on the streets of South Minneapolis on June 5, 2011.The attack on her life is still continuing. She has been punished by racist, transphobic repressive authorities ever since.But CeCe McDonald is still resisting. She organized against white supremacist, transphobic violence, and the school-to-prison pipeline that channels oppressed youths into detention, often privately run for profits and tax dollars.And CeCe McDonald is still organizing — speaking out courageously against racist, anti-woman, transphobic violence, from a prison cell in St. Cloud, Minn. ([email protected])McDonald’s struggle inspires protest, resistanceCeCe McDonald’s brave struggle has inspired a broad united front. People from many nationalities, countries, religions, sexes, gender expressions, sexualities, political beliefs — across the U.S. and around the world — agree on this demand: “Free CeCe!”That demand by tens of thousands is evidence that the prosecutor — Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman — failed to win over the peoples’ jury worldwide.The monopolized media of the 1% largely buried the arrest, trial and sentencing of CeCe McDonald in silence. But local activists in Minneapolis and the area brought news of CeCe McDonald’s struggle to people all over the U.S. and around the world via skillful and tireless activism and social media work.As information about the neofascist and state hate crimes against CeCe McDonald traveled via peoples’ networks of communication, virtually every demonstration of LGBTQ+ prides and protests in the U.S. — from June to November — had one sign or banner, or more, demanding “Free CeCe!” Supporters grouped to make solidarity photographs, in which they held signs calling for her freedom.Activists carried signs and banners for CeCe McDonald in other countries, including marches of pride protests in Bangalore, India, and Glasgow, Scotland.A united front brings together many struggles. The peoples’ verdict —  “Free CeCe!” — is often seen accompanied by related demands: “Self defense is not a crime! Stop the war against transwomen of color! Fight white supremacy and transphobia! Stop the violence against LGBTQ+ youths! Abolish the racist prison-industrial complex! Destroy prison society! Free B. Manning! Free Palestine!”The writing is on the walls: ‘Free CeCe!’The late labor leader John Black — who had fought fascism in Germany — once described what happened on a night when the Nazis briefly turned off city lights in Berlin as an air raid drill.When they turned the lights back on, the walls of Berlin were covered with painted demands of resistance and revolution.Today, the demand to “Free CeCe!” shows that resistance is irrepressible.This peoples’ verdict can be seen in the streets and on walls in cities whose domestic populations suffered and struggled under fascism during the inter-imperialist World War II — Italy, France and Germany.“Free CeCe” has appeared in stencil resistance art on the sidewalks, streets and walls in Berlin and Paris. Activists in those cities also carried banners and signs, and wore T-shirts demanding “Free CeCe” in marches of pride and protest during fall 2012.Activists from the Italian LGBT+ group Circulo Pink took over a street in Verona, Italy, Trans* Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20, 2012, to hold an educational sit-in demanding freedom for CeCe McDonald. Activists called on the Italian public to deliver “Free CeCe” messages to Prosecutor Michael Freeman.Trans activists in six cities in Italy — Bologna, Verona, Torino, Napoli, Viareggio and Milano — issued the joint demand to “Free CeCe!” on World Trans* Day of Remembrance.In the U.S., activists have also braved arrest to deliver the peoples’ verdict in public venues.The demand to “Free CeCe!” has increasingly appeared on liberated corporate billboards and subway ads, banners dropped from buildings and highway overpasses, aerosol tags and stencil art, and postering on walls, sidewalks and street signs in cities and rural areas in the U.S. and Canada.In New York City, the words “Free CeCe!/Free Palestine!” are etched in a concrete midtown sidewalk.Tagging the jailI am one of many of McDonald’s supporters who has painted the demand “Free CeCe!” on a wall.I wrote the peoples’ verdict on the walls of the jail/courthouse where CeCe McDonald was tried and held in custody, at the end of a “noise demonstration” which was sending that message with cacophonous force. I took action publicly, in front of hundreds of activists, many with cell phone and digital cameras and video cameras, and sheriff deputies, who stood yards away.I spray painted “CECE” first, because I didn’t expect to be able to add the word “FREE” before being arrested.  But I was able to finish. I turned and faced the sheriff deputies. They did not move.  I sat down to rest.Then I got up and added the word “NOW!” in a second color. I had time to write “FREE CECE NOW!” on an adjacent wall and two pillars. I also wrote “TRAYVON” in tribute. Sheriff deputies, inside and outside the building, just watched without taking action, before finally arresting me when I ran out of canvas.The only apparent explanation is that they were waiting for the crowd to disperse. But activists did not leave. The “noise” demonstrators grew even more thunderous as I tagged the jail, chanting “Free CeCe!”Armed deputies feared the crowdWhen a group of three deputy sheriffs did move in to arrest me, they used militarized “extraction” tactics. All three held me in numerous disabling, stress positions as they waited for their counterparts inside to unlock the glass doors.But the crowd surged forward and surrounded them — roaring “Let them go!”In that moment, the unarmed demonstrators and the armed repressive forces with badges, became aware of the temporary shift in the relationship of forces — of the potential power of the people, united.I felt the grip of my captors loosen a bit — I could feel their fear.The sheriffs behind the glass doors were hesitant to unlock them. They had to push against the force of the demonstrators in order to open the doors enough to squeeze me through.Activists wrestled with the doors to keep them open and get inside. As deputy sheriffs finally locked the doors, activists banged on the glass walls, demanding “Let them go!”More than one activist later reported that the thought of “unarresting” me had occurred to demonstrators.That mood of struggle is visible in the camera and cell phone photos, and video footage from outside the jail that night, during which many activists loudly delivered the peoples’ verdict: “Free CeCe!”Law of the 1% denies right to fight backThe law of the 1% routinely denies the right of oppressed peoples to self-defense against racist and anti-LGBTQ+ assault.For example, the New Jersey 7 were arrested in New York City in 2006.“The New Jersey 7, young Black lesbians who defended themselves against a vicious anti-lesbian attack, were arrested and four of them sentenced to from three-and-a-half to 11 years in prison,” Imani Henry wrote, in an article supporting CeCe McDonald. (, April 11)Performing artist Flotilla DeBarge was arrested in New York City in 2006, after a physical and verbal attack by two people in a nightclub. DeBarge has appeared in movies, on Broadway and off Broadway. ( reported that the man also hurled an anti-Black epithet. ( )Witnesses agreed that DeBarge did not start the fight; but she finished it. “I took off my shoe to defend myself,” Flotilla DeBarge stated.DeBarge was charged with four counts of assault in the second degree, a felony.Among its provisions, second-degree assault requires that the person intends to injure “by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument” — her high heel. (, Jan 24 2008)The man and the woman who attacked DeBarge were not charged.Oppressions spark resistanceThe Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in August 1966 in San Francisco, and the four-night Stonewall Rebellion in June 1969 in New York City, were united actions of “illegal” resistance — by those struggling against “legal” police repression; against the institutionalized oppressions of nationalities, sexualities, sexes and gender expressions; and against wars for profit at home and abroad.The most oppressed and impoverished LGBTQ+ youths — trans*, youth of color, homeless, pre-teens and teenagers — led those “illegal” uprisings against police repression that helped bring mass LGBTQ+ protests and pride out into the streets in struggle.Today, I am inspired:by youths across the U.S. — from South Minneapolis to Anoka, Minn., from Oakland to Philadelphia — who are leading struggles against neofascist bullying and racist police terror;by Black leaders in Selma who recently lay down in front of cement trucks to block the building of a memorial to the founder of the Ku Klux Klan;by undocumented workers who declare themselves “sin papeles, sin miedo/without papers and without fear”;by those who are answering a racist campaign in subways and buses by covering up those billboards with pro-Palestinian and pro-Muslim  statements — from San Francisco to New York City;by the mass arrest of the entire Disability Caucus of Occupy Wall Street, united in their demands for accessibility and social justice, outside the billionaire mayor’s Manhattan mansion;by grand jury resisters, and those demanding “FBI: Hands off the progressive movement!” — from the Midwest to the Pacific those who are braving arrests to protest prisons and wars for profit; by anti-drone activists in Syracuse, N.Y., and Pfc. B. Manning — locked up in a Pentagon prison for allegedly leaking evidence of war crimes by the military brass.Jail the bankers — free CeCe!I extend my solidarity to the Occupy MN activists who are facing charges — including “riot” — for peacefully defending the Cruz family home from foreclosure.The banks have police protection to steal the equity that working people have already paid in mortgages and force people out of their homes.“We’re getting the message: the city of Minneapolis would rather put time and resources towards prosecuting those fighting foreclosure than address the crisis or hold accountable the financial institutions responsible,” said Susan Kikuchi, an organizer with Occupy Homes MN. ( Homes MN’s website notes that “the city of Minneapolis spent over $42,000 on police forces at the Cruz home; and 37 people were arrested in acts of civil disobedience, including hip-hop artist Brother Ali.”Rachel E.B. Lang, a local attorney working with the Occupy Homes movement, vowed, “The legal defense team will fight these absurd charges tooth and nail.”On July 24, 2012,  the Occupy MN website continues, “Chants of ‘drop the charges’ echoed through City Hall this afternoon as 60 community supporters rallied to demand City Attorney Susan Segal drop all charges against anti-foreclosure protesters from the Occupy movement.”The 99% — of all generations — need jobs, homes, health care, education, recreation, vacation — not racism and reaction, police brutality, racist mass incarceration and prisons and wars for profit.Send a message to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and his political appointee, City Attorney Susan Segal:“Drop all charges against the anti-foreclosure activists!“Stop FBI & grand jury investigations of anti-war and labor activists!“Free CeCe McDonald!”Mayor R.T. Rybak — twitter: @MayorRTRybak; email: [email protected]; fax: (612) 673-2305; phone: (612) 673-2100City Attorney Susan Segal — email: [email protected]; fax: (612) 673-2189; phone: (612) 673-2010The writer is facing trial on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis with a charge of 3rd degree gross misdemeanor. Read part one of her peoples’ verdict at thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Labor groups strengthen solidarity

first_imgThe Communication Workers issued a strong statement on Sept. 9 expressing solidarity with the Indigenous peoples’ resistance to pipeline construction at Standing Rock in North Dakota. Other unions soon followed, including National Nurses United, United Electrical workers, Amalgamated Transit Union, National Writers Union and many locals.Then, most unfortunately, the AFL-CIO national leadership issued a narrow, backward statement calling for the Dakota Access Pipeline construction to go forward because jobs were being affected by the standoff.Despite this statement, AFL-CIO affiliates have continued coming out for Standing Rock. Significantly, on Sept. 19 the Labor Coalition for Community Action issued a support statement. The coalition comprises the federation’s six Constituency Groups, representing millions of Black, Latinx, Asian/Pacific, women and LGBTQ union members and acting as “unions’ bridges to diverse communities.”The statement read: “Together, the Labor Coalition for Community Action, which includes the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Pride at Work, rises in solidarity with Native Americans and our allies in protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and defending Native lands from exploitation by corporations and the U.S. government.“We advocate for a progressive labor movement rooted in dignity and respect of all peoples, including Native Americans and their families. Though cited to bring 4,500 jobs, the Dakota Access Pipeline seriously threatens tribal sovereignty, sacred burial grounds, and the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux and potentially 17 million others. As organizations dedicated to elevating the struggles of our respective constituencies, we stand together to support our Native American kinfolk — one of the most marginalized and disenfranchised groups in our nation’s history — in their fight to protect their communities from further displacement and exploitation.“We recognize this systematic oppression that so intimately resonates with many communities of color and marginalized populations, whether it be fighting for lead-free water in Flint to uncontaminated water in North Dakota.“We remain committed to fighting the corporate interests that back this project and name this pipeline ‘a pipeline of corporate greed.’ We challenge the labor movement to strategize on how to better engage and include Native people and other marginalized populations into the labor movement as a whole.“Lastly, we applaud the many labor unions working to create a new economy with good green jobs and more sustainable employment opportunities for all. We also encourage key stakeholders — labor unions including the building trades, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others who would be impacted — to come together to discuss a collective resolution.“As we just recently recognized Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day and as we approach November — a time that marks not only a significant change in our country’s leadership but also the celebration of Native American Heritage Month — we will continue to campaign and organize for a broader agenda that secures the rights for all working people in all communities.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Seasonal and Rare: Celestino’s Offers Truffle Menu

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Seasonal and Rare: Celestino’s Offers Truffle Menu From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 11:14 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Business News Community 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Top of the News Celestino Ristorante – Veal Carpaccio with Shaved Fresh TruffleIf you’ve been watching cooking reality shows, you might have caught episodes where chefs and contestants profess their great love for one of the most indulgent ingredients around: truffles. While truffles don’t look so fancy (black and lumpy like coal!), they are the farthest from bland.Calogero Drago, owner and executive chef of Celestino Ristorante, is thrilled to unveil their new seasonal mushroom and truffle menu, which is only made possible by their selection of extremely hard to get truffles and mushrooms.The menu features five truffle options, all luxurious, lush, and delicious: Veal Carpaccio with Fresh Shaved Truffle & Pecorino Cheese, Risotto with Fresh Shaved Truffle, Gnocchi Stuffed with Mushroom in a Truffle Cheese Sauce, and Filet of Sole with Mixed Vegetables and Shaved Truffles.Drago considers the Tortellini with Meat in a Saffron, Pecorino and Black Pepper Sauce with Fresh Truffle as the most luxurious truffle dish on his menu. “Truffles will go with just about anything, but this tortellini dish is my favorite,” Drago says.The menu also features other fungi like morels and porcini mushrooms in dishes like Tagliolini with Fresh Morel Mushrooms and Pecorino Cheese, Veal Scaloppini with Fresh Fava Beans and Fresh Morel Mushrooms, Risotto with Baby Scallops and Fresh Morel Mushrooms, Roasted Rack of Veal with Fresh Porcini Mushrooms, and Porcini Mushroom Soup with Black Truffle.Available through the end of March, Celestino’s mushroom dishes are ideal to have this winter season. “Mushrooms add a deep, earthy flavor to anything you put them in, which makes them perfect for hearty winter dishes,” says Drago.Celestino Ristorante is located at 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 795-4006 or visit Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Mayor opens Book of Condolence for Share A Dream Founder Shay…

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Previous articleEU agreement a positive outcome for farmers and rural IrelandNext articleLimerick Post Show | The Fame Factory Staff Reporter NewsCommunityMayor opens Book of Condolence for Share A Dream Founder Shay KinsellaBy Staff Reporter – July 29, 2020 257 TAGSCommunityNewsRIP Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Share A Dream Founder Shay Kinsella at the Dreamland play centre.Photo: Liam BurkeThe Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has opened a book of condolence in memory of Shay Kinsella, founder of Share A Dream Foundation.Mayor Michael Collins said: “Shay worked tirelessly to help children who terminally ill see their dreams come true. He founded the Share A Dream Foundation in 1989 after meeting a seven year-old-girl who was battling with leukaemia and since then through the work of the foundation brought smiles and happiness to thousands of sick children and their families.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The people of Limerick thank Shay for his drive and desire to help those children. Shay’s legacy will live on in Dreamland, the purpose-built fun centre near Castletroy which allows children of all abilities to ‘just be children’ and not think about their illness or disability.”Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the book of condolence is only available online on here.It will remain open until Tuesday 4 August 2020 before the book is collated and presented to Shay’s family.center_img Advertisement Print Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow WhatsApp Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more