West End sees robust October high street sales

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2 cheap UK stocks to buy now

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. James J. McCombie | Saturday, 27th February, 2021 | More on: AV GSK Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Enter Your Email Address 2 cheap UK stocks to buy nowcenter_img GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) plans to split into a consumer healthcare and a riskier biopharma company some time in 2022. Shareholders in Glaxo have been told that dividends are expected to be maintained at 80p for 2021. However, there has been a warning that aggregate dividends are likely to fall after the split. A breakup and dividend cut on the cards has probably got a lot to do with the Glaxo share price sliding over the course of a year.New Glaxo stocksThe new biopharma company, despite the plans for lower leverage, will be riskier. Drug development is costly, and payoffs are uncertain and lumpy. There will be no stable consumer healthcare cash flows to offset this. A stable dividend policy will be difficult to maintain, and at least initially, payments will likely be low or nothing. The consumer healthcare company is unlikely to be able to make up the shortfall on its own. That makes the 67p combined 2022 dividend that analysts expect seem reasonable.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But, 67p is an implied 2022 dividend yield of 5.5% on Glaxo’s current share price of 1,212p. The split might be difficult, and the combined shares are likely to be more volatile. But, trading at a modest 11 times trailing twelve-month earnings, I think Glaxo stock looks cheap because I think the two independent companies can flourish. You can read more about my decision to continue buying Glaxo stock here.Aviva stockAviva (LSE:AV) paid its shareholders an interim dividend of 7p, on January 21, 2021. A final dividend of 14p is expected to be announced with full-year results in March. The implied dividend yield on Aviva stock sits around 5.7% on a share price of 368p, which is impressive. Given that Aviva shares are also trading at 6.78 times trailing twelve-month earnings, I think they look cheap and would consider topping up my own holding.But Aviva did cut its dividend last year. That took the total number of dividend cuts to three within the last ten years. If in March Aviva does end up paying a 2020 dividend of 21p, that only takes payments back to 2015 levels.Yet, I think there is good reason to believe the Aviva dividend will be maintained and possibly grow going forward. Aviva’s CEO has been in office for less than a year but has been busy selling unwanted businesses in Singapore, Italy, France and Turkey. This is all part of a plan to refocus Aviva on its core markets in the UK, Ireland, and Canada and pay down debt. Shareholders can expect dividend growth to be linked to performance in core markets and be “in the low to mid-single digits”. Cheap stock to buy?Although Aviva does look like a cheap dividend-paying stock, I am mindful that the insurance industry is at risk of regulatory changes, especially since the UK has left the EU. Changes could affect Aviva’s dividend. When Aviva sold its French business for €3.2bn, it agreed to a specific indemnity concerning “known price” arbitrage contracts over and above existing provisions. Although Aviva believes the risk is minimal, it is possible that legal rulings could increase the indemnity risk substantially. James J. McCombie owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline and Aviva. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Executive Council: Gay Jennings’ sermon at closing Eucharist

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Executive Council, Comments (2) Lee Powers says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Posted Apr 21, 2012 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Executive Council April 2012 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs]  The Rev. Gay Jennings,  Episcopal Church Executive Council member from the Diocese of Ohio whose term is ending,  preached during council’s closing Eucharist in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 20.Jennings’ sermon follows in full._____________________________________________________Episcopal Church Executive CouncilClosing EucharistApril 20, 2012The Rev. Gay JenningsDiocese of OhioMember, Executive CouncilIn the Name of God.  Amen.I’ll open with a poem that I have grown to love.The Swan by Rainer Maria RilkeThis clumsy living that moves lumbering as if in ropes through what is not done,reminds us of the awkward way the swan walks. And to die, which is the letting goof the ground we stand on and cling to every day,is like the swan, when he nervously lets himself downinto the water, which receives him gailyand which flows joyfully underand after him, wave after wave,while the swan, unmoving and marvelously calm,is pleased to be carried, each moment more fully grown,more like a king, further and further on.The Church longs to be transfigured – changed into the likeness of Jesus – from glory to glory. I believe this is really what the conversations regarding structure are about. As Winnie Varghese has said, mission is the restoration of creation through covenant relationships. And structure, therefore, is the servant of mission. The servant of the restoration of creation.Matthew’s Gospel for the Feast of the Transfiguration tells the story of the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountaintop with Peter, James and John.The transfiguration happens immediately after the confession of Peter at Caesarea Phillippi. Jesus had asked the disciples to describe how they understood him having traveled together some time. Peter is always Peter. Peter blurted out “You are the Messiah.” Jesus then tells his disciples and friends that he will suffer and die in Jerusalem and Peter quickly objects.Peter is rebuked by Jesus and then gives the disciples a clear choice. They can follow him if they accept that danger that lies ahead. If, however, they put their personal safety first, they must leave.Six days later, Jesus then takes Peter, James and John to the top of a mountain where they see Jesus transfigured and are given a glimpse of the glory of the Christ soon to be revealed. They were given a glimpse of the future – they were given hope in the place of fear, and doubt, and confusion.You and I have seen people both transfigured and transformed throughout the Church during this triennium as we have served on Executive Council together. Our actions as a governing body impact the hearts, souls, bodies and minds of the people known and unknown, many of whom are in need of transformation of one sort or another. Yet, the longer I serve this Church we love so much, the more worried I become about the exhaustion I see in some of the servants. You are tired after serving Executive Council for three years, or six years, or longer as staff or officers. Maybe there are people in your congregations, your dioceses and your provinces who are weary and wish for transfiguration.The poet David Whyte writes of his personal fall into exhaustion. He went to a spiritual friend and the following exchange took place.“Brother David? Tell me about exhaustion.”He looked at me with an acute, searching, compassionate ferocity for the briefest of moments, as if trying to sum up the entirety of the situation and without missing a beat, as if he had been waiting all along, to say a life-changing thing to me.He said, in the form of both a question and an assertion: “You know that the antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest?”“What is it, then?”“The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness. You are so tired through and through because a good half of what you do here in this organization has nothing to do with your true powers, or the place you have reached in your life. You are only half here, and half here will kill you after a while. You need something to which you can give your full powers. You know what that is; I don’t have to tell you.You are like Rilke’s Swan in his awkward waddling across the ground; the swan doesn’t cure his awkwardness by beating himself on the back, by moving faster, or by trying to organize himself better. He does it by moving toward the elemental water where he belongs. It is the simple contact with the water that gives him grace and presence. You only have to touch the elemental waters in your own life, and it will transform everything. But you have to let yourself down into those waters from the ground on which you stand, and that can be hard. Particularly if you think you might drown.”  (Excerpted from Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity, David Whyte, Riverhead Books, New York, 2001)I don’t know about you, but drowning – now there is something to be afraid of. We are afraid of death – both physical death and those little deaths that are part of transformation. Death, we all know from hard experience, means loss and change, and in the case of personal or corporate transfiguration and transformation, it likely means letting go of something, while embracing a wholehearted approach in our leadership.  As the familiar hymn says, “New occasions teach new duties.”Long ago, I heard a great story about people in Africa who hunt monkeys in order to sell them to zoos around the world. Those who know me well know I detest zoos, but I digress. The hunters use an ingenious method to trap the monkeys. They hollow out a gourd, and they make a small opening on the top of the gourd. At the bottom of the gourd, they put peanuts in the gourd. The hunters hide and the monkeys come to investigate. The monkeys put their hands in the gourd, grab the peanuts and then they cannot get their hands out. The monkeys don’t let go of the peanuts and they scream and yell and the hunters come and pick them up, put them in cages, and ship them to the zoos. I just want to shout at the monkeys and say let go of the peanuts!  Let go of the peanuts and you can live free and swing in the trees, and have babies and eat bananas and have a great monkey life. Let go and be free!As a servant in the Church, as a person who works in a variety of ways through a variety of covenant relationships, I know I need to look at the peanuts in my life – what do I need to let go of in order to be free and changed into His likeness from glory to glory? What do I need to let go of so I can grab on to something that which is life-giving and transformative? What do we as a Church need to embrace, to grab onto, in order to be free and changed into His likeness from glory to glory?As the Church engages in surprisingly passionate conversations about structure, governance, roles, responsibilities, canonical and constitutional amendments, rules of order, CCABs, budgets, staff, and General Convention, we need to remember that we are about the business of the restoration, together.No more false choices between mission and governance. No more false wars between individuals or groups. No more jockeying for turf or control. Rather, we have to find ways to move forward together, and envision and incarnate the future God calls us to embrace – and I pray that we will throw ourselves into it with wholehearted abandon.As leaders, we need to consider how we might exercise new models of leadership. Nicholas Petrie of the Center for Creative Leadership writes about interdependent leadership. He suggests that interdependent leadership is  a collaborative enterprise and more a shared process than an individual skill set. Who the leader is becomes less important than what is needed in the system and how we together can produce it.This kind of leadership is more likely to flourish when there is open flow of information, flexible hierarchies, distributed resources, distributed decision-making, and loosening of centralized controls. Petrie writes, “We are still at the early stages of thinking about leadership development at a collective level, but I have no doubt that future generations will see networked, interdependent leadership as a natural phenomenon, the way of the world.” We need to pay close attention to this.As I talk to people around the Church, people are clear that there is a need for something new, people are passionate, but there aren’t many concrete suggestions offered, and some are not sure about what the structure of the Church actually consists of. The good news is that people care about how we are structured. Structure is simply the arrangement of relations between the parts or elements of something complex.Structure in the Church is simply the arrangements of relations between the parts or elements for the purpose of the restoration of creation through covenant relationships to the glory of God. How we go about restructuring is as important as how we restructured. Will we be true to our Baptismal Covenant? Will we be courageous and brave?  Will we accept what Jesus offers us?We are offered nothing less than the gift of transfiguration and it is ours for the taking. We are given the gift of being transfigured into His likeness from glory to glory. To be transformed as a Church, we have to be transformed as individuals.How are you and I transfigured by the dazzling light of the transfigured Christ? How are we changed into His likeness from glory to glory? What makes the morning star rise in our hearts? How does that happen?You are transfigured into His likeness every time you recognize that sin and death and brokenness are not the last word.You are transfigured into His likeness when you work for justice and peace, when you will not accept the diminishment of any person, when you help others claim their dignity.You are transfigured into His likeness when you pray – for yourself and others.You are transfigured into His likeness when you eat the bread of life and drink the cup of salvation.You are transfigured into His likeness when you believe in the grace and transformation that comes to all of us simply because God loves us.You are transfigured into His likeness when you trust in the power of God to recreate, to bring us free out of debt, and beauty out of chaos.The voice from the cloud said “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased.”  That same voice, the voice of God says this:This is my daughter Bettye Jo, and my daughter Winnie, and my daughter Debbie, and my daughters Blanca, Bonnie, Rosalie, Marian,  Martha, Anne, Angela,  Katharine, Vycke, Sandye, Lelanda, Bronwyn, Kathryn, Sally,  Neva Rae, Lori, Mary Frances, Stephanie, Nancy, Carla, Dylan, Dinorah, Lee, Katie, Anita, Jane, Cecy, Hisako, Rosalie, Fredrica, Joyce, and Elizabeth.My beloved. With her I am well pleased.This is my son Mark, and my son Gregory, and my son Paul, and my sons David, Cristobal, Terry, Tim, Wendell, Jon, Chuck, Francisco, Bryan, Sam, Del, Paul, John, Jim, Stacy, Silito, Alex, the two Brians, Steve, Butch, Kurt, Bruce, and Michael. My beloved. With him I am well pleased.You are transfigured into His likeness when you rejoice in the fact that you are the beloved child of God and that your belonging is close to God’s heart in a place that is saved for you and for you alone.Amen. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis April 22, 2012 at 6:38 am “The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness.”Thank you, Gay, for this incredible insight from David Whyte. I recently retired. I was running on empty. I was no longer interested in trying to fix problems in the church, in any church, in any part of the church. I thought I needed rest.I have gotten a lot of rest over these last ten week. I have rediscovered a full night’s sleep.Now that I’m rested, I still don’t want to fix problems in the church. I want to remember what it was that caused me to give my life to Christ and to let everything else go.You are right: we see tired people all around us. We can’t fix our church; only Christ can. And I know He still loves His Church, which means He still loves us. We can’t fix each other; we can only be like those friends who climbed up on the roof of a house and let their friend down on a mat so that Jesus could heal him. Those friends may have been tired, but they were wholeheartedly devoted to bringing their friend to Jesus so he could be made whole again.My prayer for all of us in our beloved church is that we will carry one another back to Jesus.God bless you and thank you. Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Comments are closed. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem April 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm Gay, your insight into the cure for exhaustion certainly rings true for this tired old Christian. Wholeheartedness, wait for me. I’ll “get it” sooner or later – I teach women inmates at the local jails and see the transfiguration weekly as they show me how they care for each other. Sometimes I feel they enjoy more freedom than I do. Thanks for your reminder of where the path lies. Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Betsy Willis says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Executive Council: Gay Jennings’ sermon at closing Eucharist Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

North Lake Wenatchee House / DeForest Architects

first_img Year:  Projects Houses United States Architects: DeForest Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/504436/north-lake-wenatchee-house-deforest-architects Clipboard “COPY” Contractor: CopyHouses•Chelan County, United States CopyAbout this officeDeForest ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChelan CountyHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 11, 2014Cite: “North Lake Wenatchee House / DeForest Architects” 11 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?韦纳奇北大湖住宅 / DeForest Architects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 M&M Quality Construction 2010 Year:  North Lake Wenatchee House / DeForest ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNorth Lake Wenatchee House / DeForest Architects photographs:  Benjamin BenschneiderPhotographs:   Benjamin Benschneidercenter_img 2010 Landscape:Richard PulkrabeckArchitect In Charge:John Deforest, Rosie Donovan, Brett SmithCity:Chelan CountyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderText description provided by the architects. Rustic. Modern. Cozy. Sophisticated.  This mountain retreat was designed to bridge two worlds with natural ease.  Tucked into a sloping site on shore of the lake, the house reveals itself as a series of “stops along a trail” that continues through the house to the water’s edge. Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThe site is on the north shore of Lake Wenatchee with excellent southern exposure and sweeping views of the lake and mountains. The house was sited behind the shoreline trees allowing the trees to provide summer shade, screen the house from the lake, and frame views of the Cascades. Local, durable materials were chosen throughout to reduce maintenance and harmonize with the site.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThe house is distilled into two simple bars, each with a shed roof.  The upper bar contains bedrooms and bathrooms; the lower one is a glassy pavilion that includes the kitchen, living, dining, and screened porch.  Every room captures a new and striking view of the lake and the surrounding Cascades.  It is a modern design at home in its mountain surroundings.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanAs a four-season retreat, the house is designed to be comfortable for two yet expand to accommodate a crowd with built-in sleeping nooks, sleeping porch.  A large bunk and TV room are hidden behind a hinged bookshelf.  The interior palette builds on the site’s existing colors and textures using warm natural materials. Western red cedar and Douglas fir are native to the Cascades and an integral part of the local landscape and therefore, the design palette. Its natural warmth and texture complements the clean lines and simplicity of the North Lake Wenatchee House.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderProject gallerySee allShow lessTrading “Should” for “Could”: Opening up Debate on the Obama Library DesignArticles”Every Building is a Social Critique” – Polshek Describes His Oeuvre in Latest BookMisc Share Interiors: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/504436/north-lake-wenatchee-house-deforest-architects Clipboard Photographs Theresa Benny Interior Design “COPY” ArchDaily North Lake Wenatchee House / DeForest Architects Structural: Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider+ 13 Share Area:  2890 ft² Area:  2890 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Evergreen Design Companylast_img read more

China, U.S. and global warming, part 3: Coal miners in crisis

first_imgIn this series, we’ve compared the response to global warming by the Chinese and U.S. governments.With roughly one-fifth of the world’s people living in China and its rapid industrialization in recent decades, both particulate air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions have become big problems. However, China, so woefully underdeveloped before its socialist revolution, is now far ahead of the U.S. in developing and carrying out long-range, comprehensive economic plans to shift its economy to other energy sources.Here we will look at what is happening to coal miners in both China and the U.S.Of the widely used fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas — coal is the largest producer of carbon dioxide emissions. China has little oil and gas but a great deal of coal. Its air pollution problem has come largely from burning coal to make steel and generate electric power.Arriving in Shanghai some 25 years ago, this writer was hit with a wave of nostalgia. It took a few minutes to figure out why. It was the smell of coal smoke, which had hung in the air all winter in the industrial city of Buffalo, N.Y., where I grew up.China is still a developing country. But it has been building the infrastructure necessary to reduce consumption of fossil fuels while improving energy efficiency. This is not a wish list that could be shot down by future politicians, but part of a detailed plan for the country’s development. Even with economic growth, its carbon footprint will peak somewhere between 2025 and 2030, as early as nine years from now. Its per capita CO2 emissions have always been much smaller than those in the U.S., and will go even lower.China is the world’s largest producer of steel and coal. But it is also the largest producer of solar and wind energy technology, and has forged ahead in hydroelectric and nuclear power. It has been shutting down thousands of coal mines, with plans to close many more.What will happen to coal miners?Coal mining is difficult and dangerous work. Chinese coal miners used to have the largest casualty rate in the world, with thousands dying in mine accidents every year. However, fatalities have been greatly reduced in recent years with enhanced safety measures, and will decline further as older mines are closed. The pace of shutting mines has also been accelerated by the slowdown in the capitalist world economy and a global glut in many commodities.Miners everywhere have been a militant, close-knit section of the working class. The coal miners’ union in the U.S. was once the most feared by the bosses. China’s miners are no exception.A plan to cut emissions for the health of the people and the future of the planet has to deal with what happens to the workers in these areas of the economy. In China’s case, measures are being taken. The government is setting aside billions of dollars to relocate laid-off miners and their families.The U.S. website mining.com, citing Chinese sources, reported on Jan. 21 that “Beijing plans to close about 4,300 coal mines, remove outdated production capacity of 700 million tons and redeploy around 1 million workers over the next three years. … China has eliminated about 560 million tons of coal production capacity and closed 7,250 coal mines in the last five years.”This was updated in a China Daily report on Feb. 2 that Beijing “has promised to spend 100 billion yuan ($15.25 billion) a year for up to five years to address overcapacity in sectors such as steel and coal, while local governments will contribute another 100 billion yuan. … The coal industry alone will get around 140 billion yuan, and 1.8 million employees in the sector will be relocated.”What’s important here, from our point of view, is that China is committing very large sums to relocate the affected workers.Still a struggle of workers vs. bossesNo one should think this plan to relocate miners into other jobs will happen automatically. A constant tug of war goes on in China between the growing capitalist class and the state, which arose out of China’s great revolution made by the workers and peasants. Even in state-owned enterprises, officials can behave like bosses, as appears the case with the huge coal company Longmay, the product of a consolidation of many smaller state-owned mining companies.Thousands of miners at Longmay’s Shuangyashan Mine in northern China have been staging militant protests because company officials owed them months of back wages. With layoffs looming, the miners were very apprehensive that the promises made them might not materialize.Chinese workers have a very militant tradition, and will fight for their rights. When private owners are involved, as is the case with half of China’s coal production, the workers have all the more reason to struggle. The miners’ struggle is an important test of how much the government will let enemies of the workers in China, whether corporate owners or corrupt officials, get away with.U.S. coal miners in crisisMeanwhile, what is happening to coal miners in the United States?The first thing to note is that capitalist economic stagnation and mechanization have already eliminated many miners’ jobs here. The job losses don’t come from any strenuous environmental measures taken by Washington.By 2013, the number of coal miners in the U.S. had dropped to about 80,000 from nearly 230,000 in 1980. With technological advances, each miner now produces almost three and a half times as much coal, while total production remains about the same.Most mining in the U.S. has shifted from the Appalachians to Wyoming and Montana, where instead of digging underground, it is done through “mountaintop removal” and other surface extraction. In 2013, the coal extracted per worker in Wyoming, where virtually all production is surface mining, was 10 times that in West Virginia, where most mining is underground.As more corporations globalized in search of higher profits, manufacturing in the U.S. declined along with the demand for coal. Companies like Peabody, which used to be big in Appalachia, have moved most of their operations overseas. Peabody Energy Australia, for example, sold 38.2 million tons of coal in 2014, while Peabody in the U.S. is said to be near bankruptcy.The four largest U.S. miners by output — Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, Cloud Peak Energy and Alpha Natural Resources — which account for nearly half of U.S. production, were worth a combined $34 billion at their peak in 2011. Today they are worth only $150 million. Dozens of U.S. mining companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years.The shift overseas can be seen in a February report by the Rhodium Group called “The Hidden Cause of America’s Coal Collapse.” It describes how union miners in Alabama were forced into voting for a rotten contract:“At issue were the jobs, benefits and pensions of miners who had been working for Walter Energy Inc., which was undergoing bankruptcy. In December, the company persuaded a bankruptcy judge to let it renege on its promises to workers, jettisoning its pension and health care commitments to make itself more attractive to buyers.“The UMWA protested, eventually striking a deal with the company that bought Walter (Coal Acquisition LLC), getting some of the jobs and benefits back, at substantially reduced levels. Last week the miners grudgingly voted to accept the deal.”United Mine Workers International President Cecil Roberts explained what pushed the union to the wall: “The coal industry is in free fall right now. Multiple companies are in bankruptcy or soon could be. Prices are lower than they’ve been in decades. The market for the kind of coal mined in Alabama is weak due to an ongoing global recession.”The U.S. news website vox.com is not left wing, but here’s what it published on Feb. 22 about these pressures on coal miners: “Coal companies have every incentive to publicize a ‘war on coal’ as the source of their woes. It diverts anger toward Barack Obama and perpetuates the illusion that a Republican president might revive coal’s fortunes. …“Meanwhile, the executives who made big, risky bets … are getting bonuses, while workers who have given their lives to the mines are losing pensions and benefits. … Coal miners truly have no friends in the ruling class.”Workers in the United States are being whipsawed by these conditions and right-wing politicians like Donald Trump are trying to capitalize on that.While these job losses have nothing to do with environmental protection, we must be sure that our demands for cleaning up the planet include concrete measures to create jobs for all who need them. If China can put aside billions of dollars to do that, why can’t the billionaire-run U.S.?Part 1: Global warming, nuclear power and ChinaPart 2: China moves decisively on global warmingPart 3: Coal miners in crisisPart 4: What can be done about rising sea levelsFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Newspaper reporter could go to prison for refusing to surrender his notes to the police

first_imgNews Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today at what awaits Bill Dunphy of the Hamilton Spectator (a daily newspaper based in Hamilton, Ontario) if he fails to comply with a court order to hand over to the police his notes of interviews with a convicted drug dealer.“Dunphy could go to prison under a new provision of the criminal code that forces journalists to act as police informants or law enforcement auxiliaries, which is not their job,” the press freedom organisation said.“As a matter of principle, the media should never be subject to constraint by the police or the courts, even when limited to a criminal investigation,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “Furthermore, there is no reason to think Dunphy’s notes will be of use to investigators. We hope the judge will be lenient towards him, and that parliament will take another look at this problematic provision.”In 2001 and 2002, Dunphy interviewed convicted drug dealer Paul Gravelle, whose younger brother, André, is accused of participating in the murders of lawyer Lynn Gilbank and her husband Fred in 1998, when she was defending another dealer.“The police investigating Lynn Gilbank’s murder are convinced that Bill Dunphy’s interviews could provide them with new leads,” Hamilton Spectator editor Roger Gillespie told Reporters Without Borders. “We have no reason to think that his interviews with Paul Gravelle will provide them with evidence of the brother’s involvement in the lawyer’s murder. The police came to us in the spring of 2005 with the aim of getting Bill’s notes. When we refused, criminal proceedings were initiated against him.”Under a provision introduced into the criminal code on in September 2004, a journalist can be forced to hand over notes, documents or audio or video recordings that could be useful to a police investigation. Refusal to comply is punishable by a fine of up to 250,000 dollars or imprisonment for up to six months, or both. The Hamilton Spectator thinks this is the first time the provision has been used. Dunphy appeared in court on 19 January. The judge is to issue a ruling on 6 February.The Hamilton Spectator has had a run-in with the courts before. Another of its journalists, Ken Peters, was fined 30,000 dollars in December 2004 for refusing to name a source. He avoided going to prison after the person he was protecting identified himself as the source. Peters has appealed against his conviction. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Canada CanadaAmericas Bill Dunphy of the Hamilton Spectator newspaper is facing a heavy fine or up to six months in prison if he does not give the police the notes of his interviews with a drug dealer. Reporters Without Borders condemns a new provision in the Canadian criminal code that turns journalists into law enforcement auxiliaries. Dunphy’s fate will be decided on 6 February. November 11, 2020 Find out more “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” January 15, 2021 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more January 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper reporter could go to prison for refusing to surrender his notes to the police CanadaAmericas RSF_en News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Organisation News News to go furtherlast_img read more

Jill Meagher was her killer’s 22nd rape victim

first_img Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Jill Meagher was her killer’s 22nd rape victimcenter_img By News Highland – June 11, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ It has emerged that Adrian Ernest-Bayley was on parole for other rapes when he raped and murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher in Australia.A plea hearing this morning has heard Bayley has twice been jailed for rape and was still on parole when he raped and killed the journalist in Melbourne on September 22nd last year.Bayley has pleaded guilty to raping and murdering Jill Meagher and will be sentenced next Wednesday.Lisa Macsimovicis a reporter with ABC TV News in Melbourne where Jill worked.She was in court today where it emerged that the 29-year-old Drogheda native was Bayley’s 22nd rape.”He served a total of 11 years jail in Victoria on several counts of rape, of threats to kill and of attempted rape” she said.”In fact, the rape of Jill Meagher was his 22nd rape in total”.”He was on parole…having been released from prison after serving 8 years of an 11 year prison term – and he was on parole at the time of raping Jill Meagher” she added. Pinterest Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articlePolice appeal for info on Motorbike involved in Creggan Heights ‘hit and run’Next articleCouncil gets an extra €3 million for local and regional roads News Highland last_img read more

Improvements in Circumpolar Southern Hemisphere Extratropical Atmospheric Circulation in CMIP6 Compared to CMIP5

first_imgOne of the major globally relevant systematic biases in previous generations of climate models has been an equatorward bias in the latitude of the Southern Hemisphere (SH) mid‐latitude tropospheric eddy driven westerly jet. The far reaching implications of this for Southern Ocean heat and carbon uptake and Antarctic land and sea ice are key reasons why addressing this bias is a high priority. It is therefore of primary importance to evaluate the representation of the SH westerly jet in the latest generation of global climate and earth‐system models that comprise the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6). In this paper we assess the representation of major indices of SH extratropical atmospheric circulation in CMIP6 by comparison against both observations and the previous generation of CMIP5 models. Indices assessed are the latitude and speed of the westerly jet, variability of the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) and representation of the Amundsen Sea Low (ASL). These are calculated from the historical forcing simulations of both CMIP5 and CMIP6 for time periods matching available observational and reanalysis datasets. From the 39 CMIP6 models available at the time of writing there is an overall reduction in the equatorward bias of the annual mean westerly jet from 1.9° in CMIP5 to 0.4° in CMIP6 and from a seasonal perspective the reduction is clearest in austral spring and summer. This is accompanied by a halving of the bias of SAM decorrelation timescales compared to CMIP5. However, no such overall improvements are evident for the ASL.last_img read more

Serena Williams talks Australian Open loss, what she is still learning after maternity leave

first_imgJanuary 31, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams talks Australian Open loss, what she is still learning after maternity leave Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams, fresh off her surprise loss in the Australian Open, said she is still putting the pieces together 10 months after her maternity leave. Williams lost in the quarterfinals of this year’s Australian Open after holding four match points. Karolina Pliskova defeated Williams in the upset, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. “I learned that when I’m in the lead, I’m a closer, I’m really known to be a closer,” Williams, 37, said Thursday on ABC News’ Good Morning America. “It’s little moments like that, that you just don’t think about because you spend so much time away.” “I’ve learned little things that I used to do that I have to be like, ‘Oh, okay, I remember that. Oh, so now I won’t do that again,’” she added. Williams suffered life-threatening complications after she gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., more than one year ago. She described what she has accomplished in the 10 months she has been back on the pro tour as “really miraculous.” “Everything that I’ve done in 10 months has already been crazy,” she said. “It’s still little lessons that I’m learning and I’m happy for those lessons.” Williams, married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, called having their daughter “the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.” She said she wants to teach Olympia, whose network of strong women includes her aunt, Venus Williams, to embrace being strong like the women who surround her. “I want to teach her that it’s okay to make the first move,” she said. “It’s okay to ask and to say, ‘Listen, I want a chance at being in this play. Put me in, or give me this first opportunity.’”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Gov. Holcomb Names Richardson As Executive Director Of Indiana Office Of Energy Development

first_imgGov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced he has selected Jennifer Richardson to serve as the executive director of the Indiana Office of Energy Development.“Jennifer brings the vision, collaboration, and experience that Indiana needs as it navigates the changing and evolving energy landscape across the nation,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Under her leadership, Indiana will remain competitive as we develop reliable, affordable energy solutions for Hoosiers.”Richardson has worked as the director of energy policy, renewables and resilience in the Office of Energy Development since 2018, where she has overseen the development of sustainable programs with utility, private-sector and non-profit partners and served as a federal and state advisor on strategic and technical expertise on key energy policy.Her work developing energy and fuel policies for the state has brought together stakeholders and leveraged private sector resources that help Indiana’s economy.Previously, Richardson worked as a regional manager for state regulatory affairs and policy for Midcontinent Independent System Operator. She also worked for several years for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and had a 10-year career at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, including working as the director of federal and legislative policy.The Indiana Office of Energy Development focuses on the development and implementation of comprehensive energy planning for the state that utilizes all of Indiana’s energy resources and supports a strong, dynamic, and growing economy and affordable energy for Hoosiers.FOOTNOTE: Richardson’s new position was effective Dec. 30. 2019FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more