I think these ‘fab four’ FTSE 100 dividend stocks are among the best shares to buy now

first_imgI think these ‘fab four’ FTSE 100 dividend stocks are among the best shares to buy now Harvey Jones | Monday, 6th July, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Halma, and Sage Group. 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Harvey Jones 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img The challenge of generating income has got harder as almost half of FTSE 100 dividend stocks have cut their payouts. This is due to the desperate need to conserve cash during the coronavirus pandemic, but has hit income seekers hard.Do not despair, though. Although FTSE 100 dividend heroes are not as numerous as they were, plenty still boast proud track records of increasing shareholder payouts, year after year. The following ‘fab four’ FTSE 100 dividend stocks can still generate the income you need to get rich and potentially retire early.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…One of the great things about dividend stocks is that companies aim to increase their payouts, year after year. This means you don’t just get an attractive income, but it rises over time.Check out these top FTSE 100 dividend stocksOnline investment platform AJ Bell says just 14 firms now in the FTSE 100 have increased their dividend for at least 10 consecutive years (down from 25 at the start of this year). They have delivered an astonishing average total return of 622% over the last decade, easily beating the average FTSE 100 return of 75%.This assumes you reinvest your dividends for growth, as everybody should, until you start drawing them for income in retirement.A key reason why these dividend growth stocks have thrashed the FTSE 100 is that many have risen from the FTSE 250. They were relatively small a decade ago, which allowed them to grow faster than the big blue-chips.Ashtead Group has done best of all, giving investors a total return of 2589.6% over the period. That would have turned £1,000 into an incredible £26,896. Health technology firm Halma is next best with a total return of 932.4%, followed by Spirax-Sarco Engineering at 768.4%.Here’s an even more astonishing figure. Of those 14 stocks, their current forecast yield actually works out at 11.7%, based on their June 2010 share price. This shows the massive long-term benefits of investing in FTSE 100 dividend stocks.I’d buy these income stocksOnly four out of the 14 top dividend-paying stocks were actually in the FTSE 100 a decade ago. The rest have emerged from the FTSE 250.So who are the ‘fab four’ long-term FTSE 100 dividend winners? Step forward British American Tobacco, global spirits giant Diageo, insurer Legal & General Group and software company Sage Group.These four stocks are firm favourites among Motley Fool writers, and with reason. Legal & General has delivered a total return of 355.5% over the last decade. Sage is next with 266.1%, followed by Diageo (242.9%) and British American Tobacco (128.3%).Right now, L&G yields 7.9%, British American Tobacco yields 6.76%, while Sage and Diageo both yield 2.51%.AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould says when you buy a top FTSE 100 dividend stock, you aren’t just getting income. “A rising dividend can lift a share price, boosting income and capital gains for a powerful total return.”That’s why we love FTSE 100 dividend stocks on the Fool.  I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Video: Advocacy and the Office of Government Relations

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Posted Jun 2, 2016 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release 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 Video: Advocacy and the Office of Government Relations Videos to enjoy, learn, explore the Episcopal Church Faith & Politics, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img 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 June 6, 2016 at 7:38 pm Having this office is great! It is really important for Episcopalians to add their voices to the public discourse on local, state, national, and international issues. Thanks for the video information and update. Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN 3:22[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] On Thursday, June 2, Thursdays at 2 will feature the Advocacy work of the Episcopal Church through the Office of Government Relations in Washington, D.C.Thursdays at 2 is a weekly preview of the Episcopal Church’s innovative ministries. Every Thursday at 2 p.m. Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church’s Facebook page here and YouTube Channel here.Produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communications, previously posted videos featured on Thursdays at 2 include:Missional CommunitiesMobile Loaves and Fishes, a food truck ministry in the Diocese of Rhode IslandRe-membering and Re- Imagining, a report from the House of Bishops.Double Down on Love, an original song from the Thad’s Band in Santa Monica, CA, Diocese of Los AngelesThe Slate Project, an Episcopal, Lutheran and Presbyterian congregation that exists online and in person.The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Presiding Bishop’s Canon for Reconciliation and Evangelism, providing an update on recent church planting meetings.The Rev. Scott Claasan of St Michael’s University Church reflecting on how music and surfing led him back to church.For more information contact Mike Collins, Episcopal Church Manager of Multimedia, at [email protected] Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Video In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing Comments (1) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest E. Yvonne Moss, Ph.D. says: last_img read more

10 tips for effective communication with your doctor

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom American doctor talking to woman in surgery June 30, 2018 at 1:36 am November 19, 2019 at 7:48 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Michael Robinson December 1, 2017 at 10:52 am You made a great point about making sure that you have a longer appointment if the issue you have is complicated and could take a lot of time to explain and come to an understanding. My husband and I recently moved to Garfield, NJ, and we are looking for a new doctor since we have never lived here before. We will be sure to keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional who can help us. Thank you so much for teaching me about being a more effective communicator with my doctor. One thing that I thought of while reading this was that I need to make sure that my kids know how to communicate with the doctor as well. I feel as if it might be difficult sometimes to explain how you are feeling and where you are experiencing pain, so I will make sure to share the things I learn with my kids. My favorite part was when you talked about how you should come in with a single main focus and have that addressed first. Thanks again for all the help! It really helped when you said that a patient should bring someone that can accompany them for the results of the exam since it will help them remember some things that they might miss out due to being emotional with the results. I guess I might initiate accompany my best friend when she visits a doctor to find out what is happening with her body. She has been feeling very nauseous and dizzy for two days now, and she tried to rest her body because it might fade. But after two days she still feels the same. Thanks for the tips. It will give her the courage she needs to consult a doctor. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 3 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Vivian Black Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSDr. Karen Trollope-Kumar Previous articleWelcome to the future of police investigationNext articleCandidate for State House speaking at NORWF Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Dr. Karen Trollope-KumarSometimes my work as a family doctor the days don’t always go as expected. On a busy day, I feel like I’ll never catch up, and it’s frustrating that I can’t give adequate time to each individual patient. One afternoon not long ago, I was feeling unusually tired. I looked down at my schedule and saw that my last patient was Beth, a young mother with a seven-year-old son. I thought to myself – Let’s hope this one is just a simple sore throat!Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar“So what brings you in today?” I asked, after a brief greeting.“Well, I’m worried about Jimmy”, said Beth anxiously. “He’s getting into trouble at school a lot, and his teachers say he’s not paying attention. Sometimes he has stomach aches. I’m not sure what to do… Also, I’m wondering if you could just check his foot, I think he’s developed a plantar wart.”I couldn’t help letting out a sigh. “Well, let’s just focus on the main problem,” I say. “What more information can you give me? Have you got his latest report card? Any specific comments from the teacher?”Beth shook her head. She tried to explain more about her concerns about Jimmy, but she sensed that I was not listening closely, and she tripped over her words. Finally, I said in a voice edged with irritation, “There’s not much I can do in this short appointment. This is a complicated issue. Can you re-book for another time?”After Beth and Jimmy left the office, I felt very guilty for brushing her off that way. I knew that she was not happy with the appointment, and neither was I. We had a communication problem, aggravated by time constraints. Unfortunately, such problems are all too common between family doctors and their patients and with a little teamwork can get the critical doctor-patient relationship back on track.Like any healthy relationship, good communication is fundamental and that applies to the doctor-patient relationship as well. When that vital link of understanding is broken between doctor and patient, a cascade of negative consequences can result. If the patient hasn’t been able to fully explain his or her symptoms, an incorrect diagnosis might be made. If the doctor hasn’t clearly communicated his or her assessment of the problem, the treatment plan might fail. Poor communication inevitably leads to dissatisfaction for both doctor and patient.There are ten quick tips to communicate better with your family doctor, and to make your office visit more effective:1.     If you are seeing the doctor for a complicated issue (like Jimmy’s problem) ask the receptionist to book you a longer appointment.2.     Prepare what you’re going to say ahead of time, and keep it concise and focused.3.     If you’ve done some research on the Internet about your problem and want to share it with your doctor, make sure you use reputable sites to get that information.  Doctors get frustrated when patients bring in reams of information of dubious value.4.     Avoid coming into the doctor’s office with a list of unrelated problems – focus on your main concern for that visit.5.     If you are going in to get results of an important test, bring a friend or relative with you. Sometimes it can be hard to remember what the doctor has said, especially when the topic is emotionally laden.6.     If you have a particular worry about a symptom (for example, Could this be cancer?), express that concern to the doctor.7.     If the doctor advises a treatment you don’t feel comfortable with, explain your reasons, and see if an alternative approach would be possible.8.     Keep your follow up appointment, and at that time let the doctor know how well (or not) the treatment has worked.9.     If you’re not happy with the service you’re getting, communicate this clearly but politely, using “I” statements.  (for example, “I feel concerned about how long it took to receive these test results.”)10.  If you’re happy with the service you’re getting from your doctor, a word of thanks or a card is always appreciated. Doctors are human too!Improving communication requires work on the part of both the doctor and the patient. Thinking back on this appointment with Beth and Jimmy, I realized my faults: I was tired and also frustrated because the issue was complex and difficult to address during a short appointment. Yet still, I could have done a better job at communicating with compassion. On Beth’s part, she could have prepared for this appointment by thinking ahead about what information might be useful for the doctor. Working together, patients and family doctors can form great partnerships if they keep communication at the forefront of their relationship.Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar is a family physician and author of Cloud Messenger: Love and Loss in the Indian Himalayas. For more information, please visitwww.karentrollopekumar.com. Reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Millie Hue Reply last_img read more

Casadetodos / Veronica Arcos

first_img Chile Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Gonzalo Puga+ 56 Share Photographs:  Gonzalo PugaText description provided by the architects. The Casadetodos villa is a project that arises from a single family house comission, at the high region of El Arrayán, Santiago. The project is articulated from the intention of exploring potentials in non conventional structures; the generation of complex surfaces and ensuring views towards the mountain. Save this picture!© Gonzalo PugaThe structural strategy consists in positioning four metalic frames on each axis. Each frame is conceived as a single architectonic piece which varies according to the programmatic needs, creating ruled surfaces, making a loft through them. Save this picture!© Gonzalo PugaThe frames are in this way understood as a series of `components´that repeat and variate in the project benefit. These components try to express the structural efforts as much as they can, leaving them naked, at the interior and exterior of the house. Those are inspired on hanging bridges, aiming to get a slender structure of evident structural efforts by built vectors. From here big cantilevers are generated which give lightness to the hanging volumes, and create a covered terrace bellow. Save this picture!© Gonzalo PugaEach room, except the service zone is opened to the mountain. Considering the south facade , the rooms are therefore illuminated from the north with an interior patio and skylights above the rooms on the second floor…-remember in the south hemisphere we get the sun from the north-. Save this picture!© Gonzalo PugaThe north facade is completely blind, because it is exposed to the street which is on a higher level. To get a degree of intimacy on the second level, a double curved surface is constructed; it will be a visual protection and also part of the beach-terrace on the rooftop. Save this picture!© Gonzalo PugaIn the Casadetodos, the leisure spaces are privileged, spaces that enable a direct relation with the nature in either intimate spaces, or dramatically opened ones towards the mountain.Save this picture!© Gonzalo PugaProject gallerySee allShow less2012 Yeosu Pavilion proposal by PTAArticlesBaton Rouge Library / Trahan ArchitectsArticles Share Casadetodos / Veronica Arcos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/39268/casadetodos-veronica-arcos Clipboard CopyHouses•Santiago, Chile ArchDailycenter_img Area:  220 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeVeronica ArcosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSantiagoChilePublished on October 29, 2009Cite: “Casadetodos / Veronica Arcos” 29 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Casadetodos / Veronica ArcosSave this projectSaveCasadetodos / Veronica Arcos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/39268/casadetodos-veronica-arcos Clipboard Architects: Veronica Arcos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

Remember a Charity advert campaign achieves “record awareness”

first_img  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Research / statistics Howard Lake | 17 May 2006 | News Remember a Charity advert campaign achieves “record awareness” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The campaign, created by Target Direct., including an interactive TV commercial fronted by Michael Buerk, which was broadcast in March. The campaign include an in-house PR drive.The total cost of the TV commercial was £205,000 and the press ad campaign £77,470.Since its launch in September 2002 the campaign has achieved a steady rise in awareness among UK adults aged over 45 from below 20% to 49% in April 2006.Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive at the Institute of Fundraising, said: “Thanks to each and every charity within the consortium, Remember A Charity has succeeded in building a high profile advertising campaign and raising legacy awareness. Every 1% rise in the percentage of people leaving legacies to a charity brings a further £100m income per year into the sector.” The respondents to the MORI survey were questioned in approximately 200 locations throughout Great Britain. Research before (2-7 March 2006) and after (30 March-3 April 2006) the campaign activity has been compared. Remember a Charity, the consortium of 140 charities that works to increase legacy income to UK charities, says that its recent TV and press advert campaign has achieved “record awareness of charitable legacies amongst potential donors.”A survey by MORI Topline commissioned by Remember A Charity found that familiarity with the campaign’s key phrase “Everyone can leave the world a better place” amongst adults aged 45+ has risen from 38% to a record 49% from March to April 2006. In addition, the number of adults surveyed who said that they would be either ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ likely to consider leaving a gift in their will to charity has increased from 22% to 26% during the same period. Advertisement 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

82% of Scottish charity workers have had pay freeze or reduction, says Scottish Charity Workforce Survey

first_img82% of Scottish charity workers have had pay freeze or reduction, says Scottish Charity Workforce Survey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 22 March 2013 | News  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statistics Scotland Two thirds (66%) of charity staff are female.While staff retention is highest in managerial and service delivery roles, there is a more rapid turnover in fundraising and marketing/communications roles.Despite mostly stagnant salary levels, more than a third of charities have increased their numbers of fundraisers in the past year. IT and managerial staff numbers have, in contrast, reduced the most.Experienced fundraisers are still in high demand, and 48% of respondents said that these roles are the hardest to recruit for. The most common reason given for this difficulty was an inability to offer the competitive salaries required to attract skilled and experienced fundraising staff. This matches the findings in a recent report from the European Fundraising Association.The survey found that when staff leave their jobs it is usually to move on to another charity to seek better salaries or develop their career. Others join public sector organisations, but few move on to a commercial organisation. “Good fundraising has become even more important”Bruce Tait, Chief Executive of Bruce Tait Associates, said: “Cuts in statutory funding are biting deep and good fundraising has become even more important, leaving charities with a need to invest significantly in this area. They are having particular difficulty in recruiting the experienced fundraising staff required to ensure success and increasingly have to look outside the sector for new fundraising talent”.The Scottish Charity Workfoce Survey is being published today at the launch of Charity Careers Scotland, a specialist online recruitment platform developed by Bruce Tait Associates.www.charitycareersscotland.co.uk Eighty two per cent of charities in Scotland have frozen or reduced staff salaries in the past year, according to the Scottish Charity Workforce Survey, published today by recruitment and fundraising specialists Bruce Tait Associates.The survey is based on responses from human resource and senior staff at 99 organisations with a combined total of 18,093 employees. Fundraisers in ScotlandThe survey reveals that fundraising staff make up 3% of Scottish charity staff.  Three quarters (75%) of all sector staff are employed in service delivery, 10% in management, 6% in administration, and less than 1% in policy and campaigning roles. Advertisementlast_img read more

Cops attack unity rally — against police brutality

first_imgFeb. 28 protesting the Dec. 30 police shooting of Jerame Reid in Bridgeton, N.J.Bridgeton, N.J. — A peaceful protest against police brutality outside the Cumberland County courthouse here on Feb. 28 was disrupted by an orchestrated police provocation that resulted in two people being arrested. The rally was cut short after police converged on the gathering, confronting demonstrators and pushing them out of the street, even though organizers had a permit.  Demonstrators reported seeing police armed with M16s.The demonstration, initiated by the Salem County-based civil rights group National Awareness Alliance, was held to unite families from New Jersey and Philadelphia who have been demanding justice for loved ones killed or injured by police.  Starting at the intersection where police killed Jerame Reid, 36, of Bridgeton on Dec. 30, 2014, it was the fifth event demanding justice for Reid since his death.Reid’s mother, Shelia Reid, led a half-mile march of nearly 200 protesters to the rally site. On one side of her walked Tanya Brown Dickerson, whose son Brandon Tate-Brown, 26, was killed by Philadelphia police on Dec. 15. On Reid’s other side was Regina Ashford, whose son Kashad Ashford, 23, was killed by Rutherford, N.J., police on Sept. 16.  They were joined by Ikea Coney and her 17-year-old son Darrin Manning, who survived a brutal attack by a Philadelphia police officer in January 2014.The demonstration was supported by the Newark, N.J.-based People’s Organization for Progress and the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial, Economic and Legal Justice.Just minutes before the police attack, a jeep driven by a New Jersey state police officer, blaring out commands that the road be cleared, barreled toward protesters.  When demonstrators refused to disperse, an SUV coming close behind the police car rammed into the crowd and hit a man, who responded by kicking the tire of the car.  Within seconds, dozens of police vehicles descended on the demonstration and cops arrested the man who was hit, while letting the SUV speed away.The police attack occurred within minutes after Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly had addressed the rally, and just before Shelia Reid was about to speak. Rally organizers loudly denounced the provocation designed to silence Reid and promised to continue their fight. They noted that police who were photographing the entire rally and confrontation from the roof of a nearby restaurant reportedly carried military-style weapons.The police only pulled back after speakers called on demonstrators to record the confrontation on their cellphone video cams.This is not the first time New Jersey police have tried to silence protesters demanding answers about Reid’s death. Earlier in February, Bridgeton police ticketed rally organizer Walter Hudson and three others for not staying on the sidewalk while protesting Reid’s murder.Hudson called the police assault on the permitted protest “a deliberate attempt to silence Reid’s mother” and compared the experience of dealing with South Jersey to dealing with the Deep South.He called Bridgeton, a town of 25,000 people where 25 percent are unemployed, a city “under siege and woefully oppressed.” He noted that while people want to get involved, they are afraid of retaliation. (Phillyfocus.com, March 1)Prior to the provocation, several speakers, including Hudson, founder of the National Awareness Alliance, addressed the rally.  Hudson asked, “How many kids do our mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers have to cry for before we get justice?” He called for support for a Million Person March against police brutality planned for Newark on July 25.Pam Africa of the MOVE organization recounted her organization’s long history of protests against police brutality and invited those gathered to participate in the 30th anniversary observation of the May 13, 1985, police bombing of a MOVE home in Philadelphia that killed 11 adults and children and destroyed 61 homes.Nothing ‘routine’ about deadly traffic stopsJerame Reid was killed within a minute of the time police pulled over the car in which he was a passenger, allegedly for failing to come to a full stop at a traffic sign. The incident was captured by a patrol car camera that showed Reid was unarmed and had his hands up when Bridgeton police officer Braheme Days repeatedly shot him as he stepped out of the passenger’s side of the car.Just 15 days earlier, Philadelphia police had shot and killed Brandon Tate-Brown after pulling his car over for allegedly driving with his headlights off, on Dec. 15, 2014.  Speaking at the rally, Tate-Brown’s mother, Tanya Brown Dickerson, noted that many fatal conflicts with police start from so-called “routine” traffic stops.  She noted that surveillance video obtained by the family since her son’s murder showed that the lights of his car were on, contrary to police claims.Police allege that Tate-Brown was headed toward the passenger side of the car — a vehicle which was provided by his employer, Hertz Rent-a-Car — to retrieve a gun they claim was visible on the car’s console.  However, video footage shows several minutes of Tate-Brown struggling with and being assaulted by police before running away from his car, at which time he was shot in the back of his head.Brown Dickerson noted that in the U.S. the role of police is to control the working class and oppressed.  She challenged Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to hold police officers accountable for the crimes they commit. “They should not be considered above the law just because they are police,” she said. “They have no constitutional right to act as judge, jury and executioners.”Philadelphia police continue to refuse to give the names of the officers involved in Tate-Brown’s killing, even though they have been returned to duty.  Greg Brinkley, a private investigator hired by the family, noted that as more evidence refuting their version comes to light, police have had to adjust their “facts.”In yet another incident, on Sept. 16, 2014, Kashad Ashford, 23, was shot nine times and killed after crashing into a police car in Rutherford, N.J.  Ashford’s mother, Regina Ashford, described the killing as “execution style,” noting that her son was unconscious at the time and no threat to police.Larry Hamm, with the People’s Organization for Progress, closed the rally with a reminder to participants of the long history in the U.S. of police attacks on peaceful protesters, including those marching for voting rights in Selma, Ala. “They were not afraid to march in Alabama 50 years ago and we are not afraid to march in New Jersey today.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A new communist generation rises in the former Soviet Union

first_imgYoung activists at a ‘weekly Marxist gathering’ organized by the Communist Union of Donbass in Donetsk.Last month, I made a whirlwind visit to seven cities in four countries of the former Soviet Union: Russia, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, and Moldova. The trip was based around an invitation to the International Action Center to participate in an International Antifascist Conference in Lugansk on May 7 and 8. The reason I crammed so much more into a two-week trip will hopefully become apparent.I could easily give a whole presentation on the war situation in Donetsk and Lugansk, but what I especially want to bring to your attention tonight are the important developments on the revolutionary left in that part of the world.Recently Workers World published an article from a correspondent in Europe about the latest U.S.-NATO escalation: the stationing of so-called missile defense weapons in Romania and Poland, along with an associated radar system in Turkey. These are actually first-strike weapons aimed at Russia, much like the Star Wars program proposed back in the 1980s under the Reagan administration during the Cold War against the USSR.The comparison is important, because this is, I believe, one of the biggest military escalations by NATO in the region since the Reagan era. It’s certainly viewed that way in Russia and Donbass, especially coming on the heels of two years of increasing NATO troop strength and ever-bigger and more provocative war games in Eastern Europe. One thing I heard repeatedly during my visit was that World War III has already begun, and the first front is the U.S.-backed Ukrainian war on Donbass.Without trying to take away for a moment from the critical struggles unfolding right now in the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, and Africa, I’m not convinced that we are fully aware or prepared for the severity of the war danger that’s unfolding on the periphery of the former Soviet Union. Certainly, the antiwar and radical movements in this country are not.That’s the bad news. The good news is that there is a young, dynamic, revolutionary left emerging in the former Soviet Union. Investigating this was my underlying motive for visiting so many places, and confirmed my impression that this is a real development.A generation subject to capitalist exploitationThis emerging, new revolutionary left is rooted in youth and young adults under the age of 35 — people who came into political life, and many who were even born after, the destruction of the Soviet Union and the restoration of capitalism roughly 25 years ago. Of course, there are also the best communist elements of the older generations who lived through the era of socialist construction. This is especially evident in Donbass, a center of miners and metalworkers, where socialist and anti-fascist traditions stayed strong even after the fall of the USSR.A new survey confirms what several other polls taken over the past decade showed: that a majority of residents of the former USSR want to restore the union and the socialist system. But as a comrade from Lugansk once explained to me, a genuine revolutionary movement today has to be based on those who have come up under the experience of capitalist exploitation, not on nostalgia for the past. And that’s what makes this development so exciting.Our Party is in a unique position, compared to most of the Western left, to bear witness and also develop strong political and working relationships with this new movement through our work in solidarity with the Donbass struggle and the anti-fascist resistance inside Ukraine. A lot of it, frankly, is because of our fortuitous forging of a strong comradely bond with the Ukrainian Marxist organization Borotba, starting in the winter of 2014, shortly after the U.S.-backed coup in Kiev.Because of the Party’s consistent work around the struggle in Ukraine and Donbass, and most of all because of Borotba’s unique history as an organization uniting revolutionaries from many different traditions, we have had a door opened for us to meet and get to know many of these forces, including but, not limited to the United Communist Party, the Center for Antifascist Resistance and the New Communist Movement in Russia; the Communist Union of Donbass, the Workers’ Party of Donbass, and the Union of Left Forces in Donetsk; the Lugansk Communists, Ghost Brigade and InterUnit in Lugansk; the Red Bloc in Moldova and the Communist Party of Transnistria.All of these forces have their own unique histories. Some emerged completely from post-Soviet communist movements, others, like in Lugansk, have long historical ties going back to Soviet times. All of them are struggling to navigate the unique historical situation they find themselves in, trying to build a new communist movement on the ruins that capitalism has made of Soviet achievements. What should be preserved of that period, and what needs to be new and different?The emergence of a new communist left isn’t limited to the areas I visited. We are starting to learn about similar developments in Kazakhstan, Georgia, Latvia and Eastern European countries like Poland and Bulgaria as well.I want to bring special attention to the importance of the internationalist fighters who have come to support the Donbass resistance, many of whom have gravitated to Prizrak or Ghost Brigade, founded by the late Commander Alexei Mozgovoi. The Ghosts include communist militants from many countries. They and the leadership of the brigade share a perspective that this military experience is crucial for the struggles that lie ahead – not only in Donbass and Ukraine, but in the global struggle to abolish capitalism.Regardless of who is elected to head the imperialist regime in Washington this November, and no matter what accommodations the capitalist rulers of Russia may try to make to the West, the U.S. is determined to carve up Russia and turn it into the neoliberal colony they’ve been working toward for the last quarter century. As we rise to meet the challenge of stopping new wars, it is a very hopeful development that there are new allies and comrades we can depend on to join us in that struggle.From a talk given to a Workers World Party forum in New York City on June 3, 2016.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horoscope: April 3, 2021

first_imgTamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ ReddIt Linkedin Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Twitter Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ + posts printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius until 4:12 a.m., when the Moon enters Capricorn.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 3, 2021:Perky, outgoing and headstrong, take advantage of all life has to offer. This year, you accept professional challenges that transform you into a successful team player. Travel looms large in planned activities with friends and family. Avoid spending on credit, and your monetary situation will stabilize and even increase. If single, accept invitations to parties and networking events. If attached, listen to what your partner has to say. SAGITTARIUS provides adventure.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Reorganize your home office or the room where you use your devices. Filing is a good place to start. Complete a group project that fell by the wayside. Contact everyone involved. Pick up where you left off. Tonight: Romance awaits.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Look up a recent news story that piqued your curiosity. This may lead to pursuing an interest in international relations or travel. Discover a meet-up group, book club or lecture that deals with that same topic. Tonight: Dinner invitation.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Today brings an unexpected opportunity, so take time to think it over. Keep an open mind since you may have to rearrange your schedule. A family meeting may be in order. Outdoor activities are still on the agenda. Tonight: Video games.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Passion may be ignited at the drop of a hat. Memories stir up mixed emotions. Express your feelings to someone who understands you deeply. Partners and friends save the day and keep you in check. Tonight: Prepare a gourmet meal.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★Don’t get sidetracked with errands and chores. Take a walk in a park or garden where you can smell the spring flowers. The more active you are by day, the more relaxed you are later. Tonight: Accept a friendly invitation.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★Talk to someone who shares your taste in art or music. Arrange a date to attend a concert or visit a museum together. Step up your fitness routine a notch. Remember to drink lots of water. Tonight: Get out the munchies.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★Today is for hanging around the house. Catch up on reading, gardening or any activity you can do at home. Connect with relatives you miss seeing. Prepare a family dinner. Experiment with exotic flavors and spices. Tonight: Old movies and popcorn.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Don’t let setbacks throw you. Take minor annoyances in stride. A positive attitude can change your approach to the day. Neighbors are friendlier than usual. Share a funny story with someone who will crack a smile. Tonight: Care for an animal.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★It is never too early to save for a vacation. Frugality is not your style, but wise budgeting comes in handy. Visualize a few destinations and research online specials. Aromatic fragrances brighten your home and mood. Tonight: Sample aromatherapy.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Pamper yourself and take time to look your best. Ask someone for a favor. Speak from your heart and it won’t sound like a demand. Show your appreciation with a meaningful gift that has sentimental value. Tonight: Family game night.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★Use downtime to clear mental clutter. If you feel misunderstood, be patient. Make an effort to speak with clarity. Write down your dreams since they may reveal the answer you’ve been looking for. Tonight: Own up to a mistake.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Take a break from large groups. A close friend will introduce you to someone with whom you have an instant connection. Take time to get to know each other better and explore common interests. Tonight: Organize a sing along.Born today: Writer Washington Irving (1783), anthropologist Jane Goodall (1934), actor Eddie Murphy (1961) Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Banks Facebook Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Previous articleHoroscope: April 2, 2021Next articleChanges in COVID-19 guidelines, upcoming Board of Trustees meeting discussed with Faculty Senate Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Cameron Turner: TV Squanders Joan Williams’ Inspiring Story

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Joan WilliamsYou only get one chance to make a first impression. By omitting Joan Williams from their coverage of this year’s Rose Parade, television outlets gave the impression that righting the racial wrong done to Mrs. Williams nearly 60 years ago was unimportant. In doing so, they blew a beautiful opportunity to contribute to much-needed healing.Joan Williams was supposed to represent the City of Pasadena as Miss Crown City in the 1959 Rose Parade. But she was deprived of that honor, (and other ceremonial duties) after city officials found out that she was black. (Due to her fair complexion, they assumed that she was white.) Last spring, attention from community groups, local newspapers and city council members led the City of Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses to invite Mrs. Williams to appear in the 2015 parade, riding on the lead float announcing the parade theme, Inspiring Stories.The city issued an official letter of apology to Mrs. Williams and the story was carried by local and national media in the weeks leading up to. But when the Inspiring Stories float glided past the broadcast booths on New Year’s Day, TV cameras failed to zoom in on Mrs. Williams as she waved smiling from the side of the float. Commentators didn’t mention her name or summarize her story. Only one major TV outlet spotlighted Joan Williams — the Spanish language network Univision.Why this happened is a mystery. It wasn’t as if broadcasters didn’t know about Mrs. Williams. In addition to the multiple newspaper, TV and online stories about her the Tournament of Roses included information about Mrs. Williams in the packets distributed to media covering the parade. And it wasn’t as if there was no time to mention Mrs. Williams on air. KTLA co-anchors Stephanie Edwards and Bob Eubanks seemed to be stalling as they joked about how the colorful drummers who followed the Inspiring Stories float had been rehearsing at three-thirty in the morning.Joan Williams told the Pasadena Star News that a television station rep explained to her that she was not included in the Rose Parade telecast because producers decided to “go in a different direction.” That phrase, “a different direction,” is standard and deliberately vague Hollywood jargon often used to placate (or simply blow off) critics without providing incriminating details about a controversial decision. Without speculating about what “direction” certain unidentified producers may have decided to pursue, it is valid to say that one of the Rose Parade’s important “inspiring stories” was overlooked and an opportunity to build racial harmony was squandered.Joan Williams’ story – which ultimately is a story of reconciliation and healing – could have helped soothe hearts and offer a modicum of hope in this troubled time when our nation is hurting, embittered and divided over the racial issues brought out by events including police killings of black men.The City of Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses made a beautiful gesture of goodwill by including Joan Williams in the 2015 Rose Parade. Doing so underscored the City’s and the Tournament’s commitment to celebrating the wonderful diversity of Pasadena and our nation. And how marvelously appropriate it was that Joan Williams received her long-overdue recognition in a Rose Parade reigned over by a black Rose Queen, Madison Triplett, on the 30th anniversary of the Tournament’s first black Rose Queen, Kristina Smith. It’s a shame that the television outlets who share our Tournament of Roses with the nation and the world did not recognize that Joan Williams’ appearance in the Rose Parade was an opportunity to help bring us all a little closer together.Thanks for listening. I’m Cameron Turner and that’s my two cents. 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  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Opinion & Columnists Cameron Turner: TV Squanders Joan Williams’ Inspiring Story Omission from Rose Parade telecasts misses chance for much-needed healing. By CAMERON TURNER Published on Monday, January 5, 2015 | 5:05 pmcenter_img Your email address will not be published. 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