Poacher turned gamekeeper

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Many years spent successfully exploiting industry bonus structures has given the group known as Ada Lovelace a deep understanding of all the loopholes and why the industry is failing so abjectly when it comes to dealing with bonus abuse. They tell their story to iGB Poacher turned gamekeeper Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Many years spent successfully exploiting industry bonus structures has given the group known as Ada Lovelace a deep understanding of all the loopholes and why the industry is failing so abjectly when it comes to dealing with bonus abuse. They tell their story to iGBPlease forgive the pseudonym. Having the ability to ‘print money’ from the industry has drawn a lot of unwanted attention from fraudsters. We go by the name of Ada Lovelace – a homage to the first publicly recognised female coder (pictured left).What began as an individual project soon became a partnership. We worked together against the industry for over 10 years combined, before turning our trade on its head.Loopholes and exploits We were one of many making six-figure careers out of exploiting the industry through a number of methods. Like others, we started with risk-free matched betting after being introduced to it by friends. After proving the concept we started multi-accounting with the help of friends and family who were willing to participate.As bank balances grew, we started up-scaling and taking more risk in exchange for higher rewards by moving on to casino advantage play and exploits. We started recruiting people to do the work and purchased piles of laptops.We gravitated towards others that were doing the same and became well acquainted with several large multi-accounting operations. Our associates specialised in different areas, and we found our own niche in identifying exploitable site mechanics.The loopholes really fascinated us. We spent upwards of £20k testing bonus engines and other site mechanics, and through a process of trial and error identified several major flaws within the site mechanics, bonus structures and risk triggers. We also discovered human error within payments teams and customer service.Knowing what to look for we paid people to run through the GB Gambling Commission’s register of operators, to collect specific data from each site. This data gave a strong indication of which sites were exploitable and so we went on to test over 400 sites, spanning more than 100 operators.On the majority of sites, we were able to manipulate the bonus structure to either massively reduce, or completely circumvent the required wagering, and in many instances create duplicate accounts. We would occasionally do GDPR requests to give us better insight into the operators’ available data, which helped us to remain undetected.We wanted to scale up our profits, but we were too risk-averse to recruit thousands of identities. Instead, we sold our findings to those who found these exploits far more valuable than us. These loopholes were sometimes worth millions in exploitable value to large operations.Poacher turned gamekeeper One of us had entered into a conversation with a tier one operator that we were personally exploiting – we’d taken over £70k from them in a matter of a few months. They were very interested in tackling the problem and we wanted a new challenge. Our collaboration was a huge success and led to us working with a further 12 operators.As a direct result of our work, we have saved these operators millions in lost revenue.Bonus abuse guides have been around in the UK for at least 13 years, and have become increasingly popular with coverage in major media outlets including the HuffPost, Telegraph and Guardian, as well as popular websites Save the Student, Moneysavingexpert and Mumsnet and, most recently, the BBC documentary Can You Beat The Bookies?.The main six bonus abuse groups in the UK have 184,000 paid subscribers. Many of these members will operate multiple accounts. Although it is difficult to quantify, our rudimentary calculations put the total figure at roughly 1 million identities being used in the UK.Depending on how much time is invested, individuals in the UK can realistically make £4,000 from welcome offers and then £1.5k+ per month profit from retention offers. Nearly two-thirds of this value comes from casino offers.Bonus abuse forums are now focusing on automating matched betting, with tools such as the Each Way Sniper becoming widely available. This bot integrates with the front end of many operators to automatically place value bets 24/7.The available profits decrease over time as accounts become bonus banned or stake restricted. This naturally leads individuals to recruit their friends and family so they can continue and increase their profits, which in turn breeds multi-accounting.With the law untested on multi-accounting in this industry, others have adopted less discreet recruitment methods such as gathering identities from outside job centres or posting ads on social media.‘Stratsol’ is one of many large multi-accounting operations and they recruit publicly online. They have over 3,600 members, a referral scheme, a registered company name, 20 staff members – and a driver that comes to your home to take KYC photos and apply for a bank card.With that number of members they may have profited up to £14m just from targeting acquisition offers. If they also targeted retention offers and knew how to exploit site mechanics, that figure would be far higher.Into the mainstream Bonus abuse has become mainstream in the UK, and we are seeing similar patterns emerge in other countries. There is big money in providing membership guides and many of them are hoping to get a foothold in other markets. Betting exchanges rely on matched bettors to generate liquidity in their lay markets and team up with these forums to offer preferential commissions.Some exchanges even offer tools and guides on bonus abuse. With the prevalence of purchasing identities online, anyone from any country can create a multi-accounting operation anywhere in the world. The combined value of welcome offers in Germany, for example, is magnitudes higher than in the UK.Affiliates are also often bonus abusers. They know from trial and error what bonus abuse strategies or mechanical manipulations will evade the operators and can use some of these tactics to profit from affiliate schemes unbeknown to the operator by creating ‘losses’ that aren’t genuine.VIP thresholds are tested by some bonus abusers who happily take a loss in the process, knowing that once they identify the thresholds, they can gain VIP and the profits will outweigh their cost of entry. They can rinse and repeat this with multiple identities.Knowledge gap There is a huge disparity in knowledge, in part because very few people with the necessary skills make it into the industry. It’s not surprising when abusing bonuses can be far more lucrative than a salary. There is a misconception that you can’t effectively tackle bonus abuse without damaging genuine players. The truth is that you can’t effectively reward genuine players without tackling bonus abusers first. And to tackle bonus abuse, you need to be able to identify the unique behaviours and trends of bonus abusers.A simple example of this disparity can be seen by the way the industry miscalculates the overall value of their casino offers: Bonus – (house edge x wagering requirement)This calculation does not incorporate the ‘bust rate’ which affects the amount of wagering completed in relation to the bonuses provided. The bust rate is affected by stake size and game volatility. There is a counterintuitive barrier to the understanding that the higher the chance the player has of busting, the higher the average exploitable value.Many operators have a heavy reliance on P/L which isn’t very useful for early detection. Bonus abusers lose more times than not (often around 80-90% of the time). Their profits come from the larger wins when they eventually do win. Understanding the optimal strategy adopted by bonus abusers is a much better measure of the player’s risk.Bonus abuse is also a cross-departmental issue, and with each department having its own objectives, the issue often falls through the gaps.The industry as a whole has a tendency to deal with bonus abuse retrospectively, seemingly only able to identify the abuse after it has happened, when specific trends become obvious to the untrained eye.Even once risky behaviour has been identified, there are many barriers to accessing and correlating all of the necessary data to identify the scale of the issue and all involved players.The reliance on third-party products and the lack of real-time centralised data means many operators can’t effectively prevent or detect abuse. A basic example of this is not utilising the source of traffic data. Many bonus abusers in their early career will follow links from bonus abuse forums, yet few operators are able to assign the traffic source to specific players.The poor use of data between core and third-party systems stifles almost every area of the industry.The ultimate solution is in linking data from every source to allow for real-time risk segmentation, layered with machine learning to identify abuse trends as they emerge. This requires working with innovative products, platform providers and operators to deliver industry-wide solutions.Add ‘Ada Lovelace’ on LinkedIn if you would like to have a chat about how bonus abuse is affecting your company. They are also holding a webinar on 31 March going into detail on the identifiable behaviours associated with advantage players and how that data can be utilised.center_img 3rd March 2020 | By Stephen Carter Email Address Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports bettinglast_img read more

First Mutual Properties Limited 2008 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgBritam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (BRIT.ke)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC.gh)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileProduce Buying Company Limited (PBC) is a licensed buying company for cocoa. The company is one of the biggest dealers in cocoa, sheanut and other cash crops in West Africa sub-regions. PBC Ltd buys high quality cocoa beans and sheanuts from farmers, prepares and stores the stock in purpose-built warehouses and delivers graded and sealed stock to designated collection points at Take Over Centres. The stock is inspected, graded and sealed by the Ghana Cocoa Board’s Quality Control Department. The cocoa buying company operates in an environment of stiff competition from other licensed buying companies but has remained the highest cocoa purchaser for COCOBOD with a market share of about 30%. PBC Ltd has established alliances with other international cocoa trading companies to roll out schemes to increase the yield and acreage of cocoa among rural farmers and improve their livelihoods. Produce Buying Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wales: Five things we learned against Tonga

first_imgAgainst Tonga it doesn’t really matter how many lineouts were completed, line-breaks made or defenders beaten, one stat will have pleased Warren Gatland more than any other. There were no major injuries.Wales couldn’t have faced a worse team given the current injury crisis in the backline. Despite recent quotes suggesting that they were offended by comments regarding the legality of their tackling , the Tongans hit hard. And their technique certainly comes from the Venus de Milo school of tackling where arms clearly aren’t the focus. Wales on the whole coped very well with the Tongan defence, particularly Ryan Jones whose low carrying style make him perfectly suited to carry under the heavy, upper-body tackles. Gatland has stated that he was frustrated with the Welsh performance, but the lack of injuries will have given him some solace.A chance to play the ‘A-Team’There are those who would like to see Wales play their first choice squad against Tonga and put on a real spectacle. However, it must be remembered that Warren Gatland is building a squad to compete at the next Rugby World Cup. And unlike many of his counterparts he doesn’t have the luxury of an ‘A-team’ with which to experiment. Barring this summer’s tour to Japan, the Welsh selectors have had few opportunities to develop their younger, second string. Whereas Stuart Lancaster et al have the opportunity to expose their next generation to international rugby in the less pressured surroundings of the Saxons camp, Gatland is forced to do it at test level. And that’s exactly what he did. 11 changes from the squad which beat the Pumas and new combinations throughout the starting 15.  It was a valuable exercise.Unscathed: Welsh stars survived tough Tongan tacklingWales: Embrace the boredom Surviving the melee: Ryan Jones led Wales to victory during a drab but potentially dangerous game against TongaThe luxury of criticising a victoryWales beat Tonga by 17 – 7, with a score line that belies the dominance of the Welsh performance.There was much talk prior to kick off regarding Wales’ decision to wear their grey kit at home, however such was their dominance that they could have easily played in training bibs. Wales had 62% of the possession and 73% of the territory, and during the second half Wales had an incredible 80% of the territory.The impressive numbers meant that the Welsh backline was able to deliver their largest haul of clean breaks and beaten defenders in this autumn series. The Welsh scrum was stable with Rhodri Jones once again defying the doubters. The Welsh lineout functioned at a highly respectable 88.2% and Leigh Halfpenny was 100% off the kicking tee. Ryan Jones carried well, in a game perfectly suited for his heavy direct carrying. Hallam Amos impressed in his debut with a mix of lateral movement and power through the tackle, whilst Owen Williams has pressed his claims for selection against the Wallabies next week.Yes of course there were numerous handling errors, squandered line breaks, and the Tongans did create a major issue for Wales at the breakdown – Wales turned the ball over 22 times. However, we shouldn’t forget that being able to criticise a victory is a wonderful luxury. A luxury that Welsh rugby has only recently been afforded. There have been stages during the last 15 years where Wales’ first choice 15 have genuinely struggled against tier two nations. Where the result has been in doubt. This was not the case against Tonga.Competition: Owen Williams went wellOwen Williams impressesWales’ massive injury problems in the centre have been far from ideal. However, without the injuries to Jamie Roberts and Jon Davies, Owen Williams realistically wouldn’t have had the chance to impress this autumn, and impress he did. Williams’ try in the 15th minute demonstrated the top end speed, over 40 metres, that some of the larger Welsh centres have on occasion lacked. This isn’t to say that Williams is small. He’s 6ft 3 and the best part of 16 stone. But he is a genuine 13 and not a 12 who has been ‘shunted out one’. He has the pace to make the outside break, an accurate pass on both hands and the defensive skills required at test level. Of course this isn’t to suggest that Williams will take the 13 shirt from Jon Davies – at least not yet. But come the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Jon Davies may have serious competition, and that’s no bad thing.Injury-free LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS <> at Millennium Stadium on November 22, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. Welsh supporters have been thoroughly unimpressed by the win over Tonga. This is understandable. It was a drab affair. Wales and Welsh supporters aren’t used to wins like that. Whether caused by the excitement of a win or the anxiety of a pending loss, Welsh rugby runs on adrenaline. And as a result boring victories don’t quite cut it. As a Welsh supporter, if your heart isn’t racing at 170 beats per minute and you’re not breathing heavily into a brown paper bag when you leave the Millennium Stadium it doesn’t feel like you’ve had a day out.Despite not being the most inspired win, Wales didn’t look like losing that game for a second. We should embrace the boredom and save ourselves for the adrenaline that lies ahead next week. Whether that adrenaline will be created by panic or excitement remains to be seen.last_img read more

London churches plant trees to make neighborhoods more ‘bee friendly’

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC London churches plant trees to make neighborhoods more ‘bee friendly’ Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Environment & Climate Change Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] A tree-planting program for London’s churches supported by the mayor of London is aiming to make neighborhoods greener and more attractive for bees. The tree plantings will also offer an opportunity for churches to organize events and ceremonies that involve members of other faiths in their parishes to celebrate and help to enhance the environments that people of all faiths and no faith share. The project is supported by the diocesan bishops.Full article. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Posted Feb 20, 2017 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Bright idea from NCVO

first_img Tagged with: Trading  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCVO says that the 5p per pack distributed offer is only available for a short time. NCVO and Grass Roots is offering UK charities the opportunity to distribute free energy saving light bulbs to their beneficiaries and earning 5p per pack for doing so.Energy-saving light bulbs can help some charities’ beneficiaries by reducing their power consumption and hence their bills, and improve their environmental sustainability. Grass Roots will either distribute the free light bulbs direct to a partner charity’s beneficiaries or supply a stock for the charity to hold. The latter would be suitable for organisations whose beneficiaries visit the charity’s premises.The free packs of two energy-saving light bulbs are being distributed on behalf of Powergen. Only one pack can be supplied to each beneficiary and a minimum of 100 beneficiaries are required to participate in this scheme. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Bright idea from NCVO Howard Lake | 30 November 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Contra los derechistas

first_imgEl 12 de agosto de 2017, un nacionalista blanco enojado que participaba en un mitin de la Unite the Right en Charlottesville, Virginia, aceleró deliberadamente su automóvil y chocó contra manifestantes desprevenidos, golpeando y matando a Heather Heyer e hiriendo a docenas más. La respuesta inicial de Donald Trump fue condenar la “demostración de odio, intolerancia y violencia en muchos lados”.Avance al 25 de agosto de 2020. El partidario de Trump, de 17 años, Kyle Rittenhouse, cruzó la frontera del estado de Illinois con un fusil estilo AR-15, a Kenosha, Wisconsin, donde disparó y mató a dos personas e hirió a otra en una manifestación por Jacob Blake.La policía de Kenosha permitió que Rittenhouse se alejara de los tiroteos. Luego de su arresto pacífico, un juez de Illinois pospuso la decisión de extraditar a Rittenhouse a Wisconsin hasta el 25 de septiembre. El 31 de agosto, Trump sugirió que Rittenhouse “no hizo nada malo” y que “ejerció su derecho consuetudinario, constitucional, consuetudinario y estatutario”, “a la defensa”.Mientras tanto, el 29 de agosto, partidarios de Trump fuertemente armados en cientos de camiones organizaron una manifestación violenta en Portland, Oregón, conduciendo sus vehículos hacia los contramanifestantes y atacándolos con gas pimienta, bates y palos. El activista Michael Forest Reinoehl acudió en ayuda de un amigo que estaba rodeado de manifestantes a favor de Trump.Sintiendo que estaba actuando en defensa propia, Reinoehl confrontó y disparó al participante del mitin proTrump, Aaron J. Danielson. Una presencia nocturna en las protestas de Black Lives Matter en Portland, Reinoehl había recibido un disparo en el brazo a principios de agosto cuando intentaba arrebatarle un arma a un manifestante de derecha. Explicó su decisión en una entrevista poco antes de que las fuerzas federales lo mataran, al estilo de ejecución, el 3 de septiembre. (tinyurl.com/y2rwh6ry)No se habían presentado cargos formales contra Reinoehl, pero agentes federales, bajo el liderazgo de la Fuerza de Tarea para Delincuentes Violentos del Noroeste del Pacífico, lo asesinaron en su casa en Olympia, Washington. Esta unidad estatal incluía la fuerza especial para fugitivos del Servicio de Alguaciles de EE.UU., la policía local, alguaciles del condado y guardias del Departamento Correccional del Estado de Washington, todos sin cámaras corporales.El fiscal general de los Estados Unidos, William Barr, calificó a este acto del poder de una fuerza militar del gobierno como “un logro significativo en el esfuerzo continuo para restaurar la ley y el orden en Portland y otras ciudades”.El asesinato estatal coordinado impidió que Reinoehl llegara a escuchar su caso en los tribunales. Está muy lejos de cómo el estado trató a Rittenhouse.Trump ha elogiado con frecuencia la violencia de las milicias de derecha, al tiempo que retrata a Antifa específicamente y a la izquierda en general como la “amenaza terrorista”. Está absolutamente claro que Trump no dudará en dar rienda suelta a las fuerzas policiales autorizadas por el estado y, cuando sea conveniente, a las fuerzas paramilitares cuya visibilidad está creciendo rápidamente.Trump no está solo. La policía de los EE.UU. tiene una larga y notoria historia de apoyo general y extralegal de grupos terroristas supremacistas blancos. Un cántico popular durante décadas, que ahora se escucha en algunos mítines de BLM, es “¡La policía y el Klan trabajan de la mano!”Cómo responder al peligro fascista¿Cómo responde el movimiento progresista, antirracista y pro-BLM al aumento de la violencia paramilitar, de derecha y pro-Trump? Solo esperar para votar por Joe Biden no es suficiente. Biden tiene su propia historia a favor de la policía.Es fundamental comprender el papel histórico que desempeñaron los terroristas de derecha durante las crisis capitalistas.En “El Klan y el gobierno: ¿enemigos o aliados?” (1983), el fallecido fundador y presidente del Workers World Party/Partido Mundo Obrero, Sam Marcy, nos recuerda que “El crecimiento del fascismo en todas partes ha estado ligado firmemente a las grandes empresas; esa es su línea de vida. . . . Incluso en los llamados mejores tiempos, el gobierno capitalista no solo tolera organizaciones terroristas como el Klan, sino que una vez que la lucha de clases de los trabajadores y el pueblo oprimido adquiere el carácter de un auténtico levantamiento de masas, el gobierno capitalista es más probable que nunca para alentar y promover a gente como el Klan y otros medios de represión.“Es imposible llevar a cabo una política antifascista consistente a menos que se tenga en cuenta el factor clave y decisivo para abrumar y destruir la amenaza fascista; es la clase trabajadora, el pueblo oprimido y sus aliados”. (Lea “The Klan & Government: Foes or Allies?” En Workers.org/books)Poco después del asesinato de Heather Heyer, los activistas en Durham, Carolina del Norte, respondieron derribando una odiada estatua confederada, elevando el movimiento a un nivel superior.Activistas en Portland, Oregon, están pidiendo una acción Laborista por las Vidas de los Negros y Contra el Fascismo contra una protesta planificada de derecha allí el 26 de septiembre.El 4 de septiembre, varios sindicatos que representan a millones de trabajadores pidieron paros laborales por justicia racial. “El statu quo, de la policía matando a negros, de los nacionalistas blancos armados que matan a los manifestantes, de millones de enfermos y cada vez más desesperados, es claramente injusto y no puede continuar”, decía la declaración conjunta. (tinyurl.com/y2erez23)Los líderes sindicales están siguiendo el ejemplo de los atletas profesionales que organizaron huelgas a fines de agosto por el tiroteo de Jacob Blake, que obligó a posponer varios juegos de Grandes Ligas: “Nos recuerdan que cuando hacemos huelga para retener nuestro trabajo, tenemos el poder de poner fin a un status quo injusto”.Ahora no es el momento de pasar a la clandestinidad o correr hacia la frontera. La amenaza de la derecha exige acciones audaces, antirracistas, unificadoras y con conciencia de clase. La lucha aún debe mantenerse en las calles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Indiana Couple Honored by American Soybean…

first_imgHome HAT Soil Health Podcast The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Indiana Couple Honored by American Soybean Association On this month’s HAT Soil Health Podcast presented by the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, HAT’s Andy Eubank speaks with Mike and Susan Brocksmith about winning the Northeast Region Conservation Legacy Award at Commodity Classic in late February.Also, Eric Pfeiffer speaks with CCSI Director Lisa Holscher about COVID-19 and what farmers can do to help themselves and the folks that support them.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/March-2020-Soil-Health-Pod.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/March-2020-Soil-Health-Pod.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast (wirepodcastshat-rss): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS The HAT Soil Health Podcast- Indiana Couple Honored by American Soybean Association Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 30, 2020 SHARE Previous articleNPPC Cancels 2020 World Pork ExpoNext articleGrain Bin Entrapments, Deaths Up in 2019 from 2018 Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Bundt Cake

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Bundt Cake By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Monday, December 14, 2015 | 5:07 pm “We have four top flavors that sell well all the time. Our number one is of course Chocolate Chocolate Chip. And then followed by Lemon and Red Velvet and White Chocolate Raspberry,” said Ingrid. Order a Holly Jolly cake today and surprise your family with the new Bundt cake in town. December features a traditional Gingerbread Bundt Cake and January and February will usher in a Chocolate Turtle Bundt cake. Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Ingrid Kuo of Nothing Bundt Cakes in Pasadena recently spoke to Pasadena Now about why she thinks their oh-so-flavorful bundt cake takes the cake. Ingrid explains that the flavor in their bundt cake isn’t all in the frosting. The flavor is in the cake itself and their signature butter cream cheese frosting is what helps to bring the flavor alive. Community News HerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty When you think of holiday cakes with delicious flavors and gorgeous designs, do you think of bundt cake? If not, you may want to reconsider. Bundt cake is making a comeback and Nothing Bundt Cakes in Pasadena is a local option for one–of-a-kind bundt cakes. Nothing Bundt Cakes is located at 548 S Lake Ave, Pasadena. Call (626) 792-¬8200 or visit www.nothingbundtcakes.com/bakery/ca/pasadena for more details. 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Subscribe Make a comment “That’s what makes Nothing Bundt Cakes different from a traditional cake or the bundt cakes from yesteryear,” she said. “Once you add our frosting to it, it’s just like a party in your mouth”, she added. 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. More Cool Stuff The holidays give the bakery a chance to decorate their one–of-a-kind bundt cakes, which comes in 4 different sizes. Their Bundtinis are a dozen mini bundt cakes with a swirl of frosting on top. Bundtlets can be stacked into gift towers with a festive ribbon and holiday sentiment flag. They also offer a Holly Jolly decoration, with the Big Man himself, featured right on top and ‘Tis the Season, decorated with a beautiful red amaryllis for their 8” and 10” cakes. They can customize any cake for your holiday needs. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more