84 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Not surprisingly, other Twitter users replied mentioning ‘Pride and Prejudice’.Why was Austen chosen?Chris Salmon, Chief Cashier, explains the Bank of England’s choice of Jane Austen, and gives details of the design to be used.Austen choice to benefit women’s charitiesA campaign to challenge in court the Bank of England’s decision not to include women on its banknotes raised £13,000 in donations. This money will now be donated to women’s charities, including Rape Crisis. Jane Austen to appear on £10 note AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 July 2013 | News 83 total views, 1 views today Author Jane Austen is to appear on the reverse of £10 notes, according to Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney. The new design is expected to appear in 2017, within a year of the new £5 notes which will feature Sir Winston Churchill.The choice of Sir Winston Churchill, replacing social reformer Elizabeth Fry, would have meant that Bank of England bank notes would all have featured only men, apart of course from the image of the sovereign.Given the concerns raised about an all-male line-up, the Bank of England has also undertaken to review its approach to and criteria for selecting significant British characters to appear on banknotes. Advertisement Tagged with: Bank of England Money The Austen £10 will feature a quotation from Pride and Prejudice, in which Miss Bingley says: “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”The Bank of England started featuring historical figures on the reverse of its bank notes in 1970.The Chancellor of the Exchequer referred to the campaign for more women figures on bank notes in his tweet: 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.
A portrait of Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe.Based on a talk given at a Dec. 2 Workers World Party forum in New York City. To hear the entire talk, go to tinyurl.com/ybfmw8a5.The resignation of Robert Mugabe is changing the social landscape not only for the people of Zimbabwe but for all of Africa. This development is part and parcel of the ongoing struggle for independence and sovereignty against imperialism.Walter Rodney, the martyred Guyanese leader who wrote “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” in 1972, applied a Marxist, materialist worldview towards Africa. In the first chapter that addressed “What is development and underdevelopment?” Rodney states: “An even more indispensable component of modern underdevelopment is that it expresses a particular relationship of exploitation: namely, the exploitation of one country by another. All of the countries named as ‘underdeveloped’ in the world are exploited by others; and the underdevelopment with which the world is now preoccupied is a product of capitalist, imperialist and colonialist exploitation.“African and Asian societies were developing independently until they were taken over directly or indirectly by the capitalist powers. When that happened, exploitation increased and the export of surplus ensued, depriving the societies of the benefit of their natural resources and labor. That is an integral part of underdevelopment in the contemporary sense.”Historic roots of colonialism & resistanceThe Berlin Conference in 1884-85 — the “Scramble for Africa” conference — is where the European capitalist countries met to carve up virtually the entire African continent in order to expand their markets for profits by super-exploiting African labor and plundering its superrich mineral resources. The trans-Atlantic slave trade, resulting in tens of millions of African peoples being stolen from their homeland, laid the foundation for colonialism and neocolonialism.In the case of Zimbabwe, it was Cecil Rhodes who became the British colonizer of what was called Rhodesia in the late 1800s. Rhodes established the DeBeers Mining Company, known for its stolen diamonds from Zimbabwe. He treated the entire country as his private slave plantation with the backing of state brutality.Rodney comments about Zimbabwe’s earliest stages of development: “When Cecil Rhodes sent in his agents to rob and steal in Zimbabwe, they and other Europeans marveled at the surviving ruins of the Zimbabwe culture, and automatically assumed that it had been built by white people. Even today there is still a tendency to consider the achievements with a sense of wonder rather than with the calm acceptance that it was a perfectly logical outgrowth of human social development within Africa, as part of the universal process by which man’s labour opened up new horizons. The sense of reality can only be restored by making it clear that the architecture rested on a foundation of advanced agriculture and mining, which had come into existence over centuries of evolution.”By 1914, white settlers, numbering just 23,730, owned slightly more than 19 million acres of land in Rhodesia while an estimated 752,000 Africans occupied a total of 21,390,080 acres of land. (“A brief history of land in Zimbabwe: 1890-today,” focusonland.com)Eventually thousands of white farmers (colonizers) carried out a systematic campaign of wars and massacres to uproot the Indigenous African population from their lands. They did so despite many heroic resistance campaigns carried out by the African population who could not match the fire power of the colonizers.Ian Smith was proclaimed prime minister of Rhodesia in 1964 and confiscated 6,000 acres for himself. His apartheid policies codified white farmers’ use of the land for commercial farming of crops like tobacco to be sold as commodities on the world capitalist market. So while these farmers were enriching themselves, the people of Zimbabwe faced starvation and were reduced to being “tenants” on their own lands.Imperialists punish Zimbabwe for political defeatCarrying forth the legacy of the first two phases of the liberation struggle, the Third Chimurenga (liberation struggle) created two fronts which arose in the late 1960s — one was ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) led by Mugabe and the other was ZAPU (Zimbabwe African People Union) led by Joshua Nkomo. These two guerrilla factions joined forces as the Patriotic Front to force the Smith government to the negotiating table in Britain and to sign the 1980 Lancaster House Accords, which was a compromise that supposedly held the British government accountable for financially compensating white farmers so that Black farmers could reclaim their lands.A large sector of those who fought for the liberation of Zimbabwe were landless Black farmers, now commonly referred to as war veterans from the liberation struggle. Twenty years later, these same war veterans pressured the Mugabe government to remove the commercial farmers, by force if necessary, once the British government reneged on the Lancaster accord.Mugabe established a radical land redistribution program, allowing war veterans to take back their stolen lands, including by force. This included Ian Smith’s acres.Tony Blair and George W. Bush imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe starting in 2002 as an act of war against the population. These sanctions slashed fuel and food subsidies with the aim of turning the masses against Mugabe by making him the scapegoat for any economic hardships imposed by imperialism.When Mugabe was re-elected as president during his 37-year tenure, both Blair and Bush declared the elections undemocratic, while attempting to prop up their puppet candidate. When a devastating drought hit Zimbabwe and other parts of southern Africa very hard in 2003, the imperialists blamed Mugabe for it.The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, the largest workers union, says the country’s unemployment rate is now at 90 percent. The country has also been severely impacted by the AIDS crisis, along with losing a major trading partner when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.Today, Zimbabwe’s foreign debt is more than $7 billion, more than half of its gross domestic product. According to a July 7 Reuters report, “The suggested reforms include slashing public sector wages, now at more than 90 percent of the national budget, reducing farm subsidies, improving transparency in the mining sector and reaching an agreement on the compensation of white farmers.”An attack on Mugabe is an attack on ZimbabweWhy have U.S. and British imperialism hated Mugabe since he became the first democratically elected president of Zimbabwe? Why are they glad he was forced to resign?Mugabe is a bourgeois nationalist, not a socialist. There are two fundamental reasons why the imperialists hate him so much. Number one is that Mugabe is a former leader of a national liberation movement that helped to bring an end to a racist, apartheid-like regime.Number two is that he backed the war veterans taking back their land from the white colonizers and was unapologetic about doing so. With all his political contradictions, Mugabe was willing to stand up against U.S. and British imperialists.It is this defiance against imperialism, which seeks to break all bonds of international proletarian solidarity, especially with the most oppressed, that our party has done everything it can to defend. That means defending Zimbabwe’s leadership against imperialist intervention both economically and politically.Like any country, Zimbabwe has a right to develop its economic infrastructure to meet the needs of the people, and not to have its economy chained to foreign debt to the banks that it can never pay in 10 lifetimes.With all its millions of acres of arable lands, Zimbabwe has the capacity to feed its population if it weren’t forced to export food to pay off the interest on its foreign debt. Cancel the debt!No matter what happens in Zimbabwe going forth, we know that U.S. and British imperialism will not stop their intervention into the internal affairs of Zimbabwe. They have made that abundantly clear by saying that “fair and democratic” elections have to take place when they say so.The biggest threat to the African continent today is the U.S. Africa Command, more commonly known as AFRICOM, created by the Pentagon under the guise of fighting so-called terrorism. AFRICOM is based in at least 38 African countries. Three of its bases are in Zambia, South Africa and Botswana, countries that border Zimbabwe.AFRICOM does not exist to protect the sovereignty of the African peoples, but to protect the interests of the monopolies by repressing any kind of mass resistance to its brutal occupation, no matter the ideology of the leadership to that resistance.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
June 1, 2021 Find out more Organisation Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa May 3, 2021 Find out more Mr. President,As you are about to make an official visit to the Philippines on November 18 and 19 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to its concerns about the safety of journalists in the country.November 2 marked the United Nations’ International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists and Reporters Without Borders asks that you remind your Philippine counterparts of their obligations to protect journalists from violent attacks and murder. As an important economic partner of the Philippines, the United States can and must urge the Philippine government to follow through on its promises to protect journalists and freedom of the press, which is one of the pillars of a vibrant democracy, itself a building block of sustainable development. The Philippines are ranked 141st out of 180 countries on Reporters Without Borders’ 2015 World Press Freedom Index, with a total of 7 journalists killed this year, 3 of which have been confirmed to have been killed in relation to their work. November 23 will mark the 6-year anniversary of the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre, when 32 media professionals were murdered by a private militia owned by the local governor’s family on the southern island of Mindanao. Despite efforts to obtain justice for the victims’ families, the trial of those believed to be responsible for the murders has yet to produce any convictions. As this anniversary approaches, it is important that you raise the serious issue of journalists’ safety and the need to end impunity with your Philippine counterparts. In 2015, three journalists were killed in just 2 weeks. On the evening of August 27 2015, radio presenter Cosme Diez Maestrado was shot and killed near a shopping center in the city of Ozamiz, approximately 500 miles from Manila. Maestrado died before reaching the hospital. The police have reportedly identified four suspects through footage they recovered from a CCTV camera near the scene of the murder. According to the Special Investigation Task Group (STIG), the assailants were hired killers from Metro Manila. The suspects have yet to be taken into custody. Maestrado worked for the local radio station dxOC in Ozamiz. He was known for his hard-hitting comments and scathing criticism of corrupt local officials. He had survived a similar attack in 2011. The police opened an investigation into Maestrado’s murder but no action has been taken since. Maestrado was just 46 years old when he was killed.One week earlier, on August 19, Teodoro “Tio Todoy” Escanilla was shot multiple times in front of his doorway. Escanilla was 59 years old and a presenter for the radio show “Pamana ng Lahi” on DZMS. He was also the spokesperson of Karpatan, an NGO defending human rights in Sorsogon province, as well as the local representative for the Anakpawis party, a populist political party supporting farmers’ rights. The day before, on August 18, another journalist was murdered: 65 year-old Gregorio “Loloy” Ybañez. He was the president of the Davao del Norte Press and Radio-TV Club (DNPRC) and editor of the weekly publication Kabuhayan News Services. He, too, was shot multiple times as he was coming home. The Philippines must act to make sure these murders do not go unpunished. Reporters Without Borders urges you, Mr. President, to press upon your counterparts that this climate of impunity is intolerable in such an important US ally and economic partner. I thank you in advance, Mr. President, for the careful attention you give to this letter.Sincerely, Follow the news on Philippines RSF_en to go further Christophe DeloireSecretary-General News Help by sharing this information November 17, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 President Obama visits the Philippines : Open Letter Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped President Barack Obama The White House1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NWWashington, DC 20500 News Reporters Without Borders has written President Barack Obama an open letter while he makes an official visit to the Philippines for the APEC summit November 17-20. We ask that Obama remind the Philippines of its obligation to protect journalists. News News February 16, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago PhilippinesAsia – Pacific
Education La Salle High School Presents The Love of Three Oranges – A Hilarious and Delightful Fairy Tale for All By JUDE LUCAS-RYNERSON, Ed.D. La Salle High School Department Chair – Visual & Performing Arts Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 2:02 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week La Salle High School presents “The Love of Three Oranges” – a hilarious and delightful fairy tale for all! The performance is based on a fairy tale that became a Commedia dell Arte scenario by Carlo Gozzi that then became the basis for a libretto for an opera, known by its French language title L’amour des trois oranges, a satirical opera by Sergei Prokofiev, that then was adapted into a play by Hillary DePiano that was based on the same commedia dell arte scenario based on the original fairy tale….. Confused?Here’s what is going on, the students have taken on a dynamic project for the fall play, The Love of Three Oranges by Hillary DePiano which is a modernized take on the same story,based on the commedia dell arte scenario by Carlo Gozzi.While all this is may still be confusing, the fairy tale story is not. There a sickly prince and his father the king, who tries to help make his son happy and healthy, while others evil-doers seek to bring on the downfall of both.It is full of mischief and mayhem! There will be magic, puppets, and masks, and oranges, three of them! It promises to be fun for all.The cast and crew includes 50 students from all classes 9th through 12th and stars the following:Sebastian Beltran-Moeller ’17, Cami Brown ’18, Emily Kate Coolidge ’16, Chris Dinkle ’17, Lexi Dyer ’16, Sky Garcilasodelavega ’16, Aly Hartman ’17, Reilly Milton ’16, Jose Pablo Payro ’17,Spencer Raines ’16, Elijah Reyes ’19, Oliver Richards ’18, Ben Show ’17, Alexander Weitzel ’17, Emily Wright ‘16 and many others!Running dates are:November 19th at 4:00 p.m. – a FREE middle school matineeNovember 20th at 7:00 p.m.November 21st at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.November 22 at 3:00 p.m.Tickets are $12 & $8.00 for students. For tickets, please call (626) 696-4415.Performances will be held at Porticos Arts Space, 2033 E. Washington Blvd. in Pasadena.La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Business 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. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By News Highland – April 2, 2020 Previous articleCouncil hope to open up Mica Redress scheme shortlyNext articleGarda warning over people not complying with new measures News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Up to 3,000 people in Northern Ireland could die from coronavirus in the space of 20 weeks. That’s the warning issued by the North’s Department of Health.There are now 689 confirmed cases of the virus in the six counties, after 103 new cases and two deaths were recorded yesterday.First Minister Arlene Foster says the department’s ‘worst case’ prediction makes grim reading:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/fosdfsfsdfsdter7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews ‘Worst case’ prediction for virus in north makes grim reading RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
Tiktok/milankabeeBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, GMA(PHILADELPHIA) — A Pennsylvania woman’s viral video describing experiences she’s had on construction job sites has millions responding with empowering comments on social media.“I was waiting for the concrete trucks to show up and made a lighthearted video about guys on site who still subscribe to a pretty antiquated view of women in construction,” said Milanka, a 25-year-old geologist from Philadelphia, who declined to give her last name due to privacy reasons. “It became a place for women to vent about the experiences they had in the workplace.”Milanka told “Good Morning America” she studied geology in college. She now works in a firm’s geotechnical division, which often brings her to construction sites. There, Milanka will assist with inspections.While working with subcontractors has been pretty positive, Milanka said there’s still occasional comments made to her, which she recently shared on TikTok.“At every site I go to, I always get the comment, ‘So, what did a pretty girl like you do to end up in construction?’” Milanka said in her video. “I studied geology, bro.”The Instagram account Girlboss, which celebrates women in the workforce, shared a snippet of Milanka’s video with its 1.7 million followers. There, it garnered thousands of comments.“I’m a foreman in concrete work..I felt this!” one woman wrote.“I walked into a project, and a subcontractor yelled out to the entire crew ‘somebody’s girlfriend is here,’” said another.Others said they didn’t share the same experiences and were treated equally in what one would consider male-dominated fields.“I used to be a supervisor for a landscaping crew, and they were actually the nicest and the least sexist men I’ve worked with,” a commenter wrote.Milanka agreed that not all of her run-ins or comments heard from male workers were frustrating.“A lot of people I work with have a lot of respect for me and my female coworkers,” she said.Milanka said the best part of her video going viral is the flood of direct messages from young women asking how they can go after a career in geology.“It hasn’t discouraged women, but otherwise inspired them,” she added.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The vertical migration of Calanus finmarchicus and krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica and Thysanoessa raschii) was monitored during the summer of 1999 in the Clyde Sea using a combination of acoustic and net sampling methods. A moored 300 kHz acoustic Doppler current profiler(ADCP) identified a sound scattering layer (SSL) that started to ascend to the surface during the lastmoments of daylight. Net samples showed that the SSL was mostly composed of krill. C. finmarchicus rose to the surface in the late afternoon, causing a small but detectable increase in backscatter that did not vary in time through the summer. The ascent of krill, by contrast, became earlier as day length decreased towards autumn. Net samples showed that the strong downward Doppler velocitiesfollowing the rise of the SSL was caused by the descent of C. finmarchicus. The fact that this coordinatedsinking of C. finmarchicus occurred earlier towards autumn, even though the time of ascent to surface remained constant, implies that the feeding ‘window’ diminished over the course of the season. Feeding conditions did not become significantly better during this same period, discounting satiation as a likely cause of descent. The close temporal coupling between the arrival ofkrill and the subsequent descent of C. finmarchicus from the surface suggests that midnight sinking in Calanus is a response to predation.
TC PipeLines has a portfolio of eight interstate natural gas pipelines in the US. (Credit: Tobias Lindner from Pixabay) TC Energy’s previously announced $1.68bn merger deal with TC PipeLines is being opposed by Energy Income Partners (EIP), the largest non–affiliated unitholder of the latter.According to Energy Income Partners, TC Energy’s offer of 0.70 of its common shares for each unit of TC PipeLines is not adequate.The Connecticut-based asset manager said that the currently offered consideration significantly undervalues the assets and existing organic growth opportunities of TC PipeLines.Energy Income Partners said that it has advised the board of directors of the general partner of TC PipeLines that it plans to vote against the proposed merger.The asset manager holds over 10% of the units outstanding and has held a position in the US-based midstream company for almost 15 years.Meanwhile, TC PipeLines said that independent proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. have recommended its unitholders to vote in favour of the merger with TC Energy.The midstream company stated: “We are pleased that both ISS and Glass Lewis share our belief that the merger with TC Energy is in the best interests of our unitholders and we strongly urge all holders to follow these recommendations by voting “FOR” the merger at the upcoming special meeting.”Announced in December 2020, the deal is expected to be closed in Q1 2021. However, this will be subject to requisite unitholder approval and the meeting of the remaining closing conditions.Post-merger, TC PipeLines will be an indirect 100% owned subsidiary of TC Energy and will stop being a publicly held partnership.Currently, TC PipeLines operates as a Delaware master limited partnership. It has stakes across eight federally regulated interstate natural gas pipelines that cater to markets in the Western, Midwestern, and Northeastern US. TC PipeLines’ largest non–affiliated unitholder to vote against the deal on the basis that the all-stock offer is inadequate
Home » News » Agencies & People » Fine & Country launches in Romania previous nextAgencies & PeopleFine & Country launches in RomaniaThe Negotiator5th January 20180598 Views Fine & Country opened a new office in Bucharest, Romania on 28th November. Fine & Country Romania will be run by the experienced agents behind popular local brand Imoteca to provide the best service for high-end properties in the region.Imoteca is known throughout Romania for providing impeccable service to clients. They established themselves as leading experts in the market with an impressive portfolio and a team of senior experts in Romanian property.Fine & Country Romania will be led by Rafaela Nebreda, with a team of three sales managers, and two marketing and PR specialists. Rafaela says, “As a Fine & Country licensee, Imoteca will have the role of creating a fine living market and set the standards of the market during its development.”Oana Ivan, Operations Manager, adds, “We understand that buying and selling residential property is fundamentally a human-to-human business. It is a privilege for us to offer high quality services tailored to our clients. We work side by side with our clients as consultants, advisers, and long-term business partners.”Fine & Country Romania held a cocktail party to celebrate opening the office.Romania Bucharest fine & country January 5, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021