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Goldman top brass get $24m windfall

first_img Share Goldman top brass get $24m windfall KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot whatsapp Sunday 15 August 2010 10:54 pmcenter_img GOLDMAN SACHS bosses including chief executive Lloyd Blankfein crystallised millions of dollars of gains last week by cashing in stock options, according to regulatory filings.Blankfein booked a profit of $6.1m (£642,000) by exercising his right to buy nearly 90,700 shares in Goldman at their 2000 level of $82.86 apiece and selling them at prices of between $149.49 and $152.President Gary Cohn made $4.9m by using more than 73,600 options, chief financial officer David Viniar made $4.5m on more than 67,300 options and general counsel Esta Stecher made $1.6m. Also booking profits were vice chairman John Weinberg at $3.9m, co-counsel Greg Palm at $3.2m and chief accountant Sarah Smith with $243,900. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Auto Windscreens collapses

first_img More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Car window repair firm Auto Windscreens collapsed into administration yesterday after admitting it had run out of cash, putting 1,100 jobs at risk. Administrator Deloitte said it sent employees home yesterday while it holds urgent discussions with creditors over the future of the firm. Deloitte said a major customer had cancelled its contract with Auto Windscreens, while a large creditor had served the firm with a winding up petition. Lloyds Banking Group, the firm’s main lender, appointed Deloitte last week to try and find a buyer or fresh investment for the ailing firm. Show Comments ▼ Monday 14 February 2011 10:13 pm KCS-content Auto Windscreens collapses center_img whatsapp Share Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam whatsapplast_img read more

Bamburi Cement Limited ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgBamburi Cement Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Bamburi Cement Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bamburi Cement Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bamburi Cement Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileBamburi Cement Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products for the building sector in Kenya and Uganda. The company exports its products to Reunion, Uganda and Mayotle. Brands in its retail range include Powermax, Powercrete, Nguvu, Supaset, Multipurpose, Powerplus and Roadcem. Pre-cast concrete paving blocks sell under the BamburiBlox name. The company also supplies precast molded cement products used for drainage, edge constraints, fencing and walling and ready-mix cement. Bamburi Cement Limited offers its service to rehabilitate quarries and owns and maintains a nature and environmental park developed from a rehabilitated quarry. The company was founded in 1951 and has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Bamburi Cement Limited is a subsidiary of Lafarge Holcim Limited (SA). Bamburi Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: the weekend’s talking points

first_imgSpencer ‘s special daySaracens fans are raising a toast to 22-year-old scrum-half Ben Spencer who won the LV= Cup for them by kicking a penalty with the last kick of the game. Exeter Chiefs had just leveled the score in the final at 20-20 with a try from Max Bodily, converted by Gareth Steenson, but Saracens went back into Chiefs’ territory and when the penalty chance was given, Spencer was up to the task, despite the pressure. No, no Noa!France wing Noa Nakaitaci gave himself and all the French and Irish fans a horrible couple of minutes with a stupid piece of play at Twickenham on Saturday. He raced over for what should have been a simple, comfortable try, but ran on right to the dead-ball line, seemingly trying to get round Ben Youngs, and came within a whisker of stepping over the line before grounding the ball. In a match where every point really mattered, Nakaitaci looked sick with worry as the TMO and referee looked repeatedly at replays, trying to establish if the try was good. They finally judged that his foot which was over the line was still just in the air as he grounded the ball, and the wing was mightily relieved. On the break: Liam Williams made sure Wales hit top gear in Rome. (Photo: Inpho)Liam lights the touch-paperGeorge North took a chunk of the headlines with his 11-minute hat-trick against Italy but another Wales back caught my eye. Liam Williams ran a brilliant line to score the first try of the second half, taking Wales from 14-13 up to 21-13 then just two minutes later, on 50 minutes, he fielded a kick in his own half, made a break and put North through for the first part of his try treble.Suddenly Wales were 28-13 up with half an hour to go, the confidence came rushing into their systems while Italy‘s resolve drained away, and Wales scored five more tries and came within a whisker of taking the Six Nations crown. Captain fantasticAs Ireland kicked off at Murrayfield, they knew they needed to win by a 21-point margin to overtake Wales at the top of the table and they made a seven-point hole in that wall with just four minutes on the clock when Paul O’Connell, of all people, barged over the line for his first Test try since November 2006.The skipper became Ireland’s oldest try-scorer (35 years, 152 days), beating the record set in 1909 by 34-year-old Fred Gardiner, and O’Connell continued to lead his team from the front throughout.As well as his usual magnificent contribution at the lineouts, scrums, rucks and mauls, he made 14 carries – bettered only by Jamie Heaslip’s 15 in this game.Ireland coach Joe Schmidt paid tribute to O’Connell, saying: “In his 101st cap he was the guy he has been for the other 100 caps. He is a leader. He doesn’t know when to quit.” Double joy for IrelandIt wasn’t all about the men’s game this weekend, as the Women’s Six Nations ended in dramatic fashion when Ireland wrestled the trophy from the grasp of France on Sunday with a 73-3 victory over Scotland which took them to the title on points difference. Wing Alison Miller scored a hat-trick and Niamh Briggs kicked 23 points on the occasion of her 50th cap.England prop Rochelle Clark reached an even more notable personal landmark on Saturday as she won her 100th cap and became England’s joint most-capped player of all time. The 33-year-old Worcester player joined Amy Garnett on a century and has been playing for England since 2003.We did it! Ireland Women celebrate with Six Nations trophy after trouncing Scotland. (Photo: Inpho) Critical mistakeExeter’s replacement hooker Greg Bateman is the unfortunate soul who gave away the match-winning penalty at the very end of the LV= Cup final. Bateman came in from the side of a ruck inside the Chiefs’ half as Saracens went looking for a winning score, having seen Exeter equalise at 20-20 a couple of minutes earlier. Blazing a trail: Man of the Match Ben Youngs was superb. (Photo: Inpho)Youngs gives his allIn a team of players who were giving their absolute all to try to win the Six Nations by beating France by 26 points in the last game of the championship, England scrum-half Ben Youngs stood out from the crowd as he played like a man possessed.He spun through a tackle to score his first try after a sublime offload from George Ford, then a fantastic break from Youngs, starting in his own half, led to Anthony Watson’s try on the half-hour, taking England from 15-10 down to 17-15 up.Youngs wasn’t finished there. He dummied and broke from halfway and found Ford with a lovely pass on 46 minutes to give England a 34-22 lead and was a major threat throughout the game. When France drove Benjamin Kayser over the line in the 65th minute to make the score 48-35, a crestfallen Youngs was cursing, almost in despair. He certainly could not have done any more in England’s cause. On his way: James Haskell (left) heads for the sin-bin during the match against France. (Photo: Inpho)Haskell’s howlerJames Haskell landed himself in trouble when he tripped France fly-half Jules Plisson as they both converged on a loose ball at the back of a lineout. Referee Nigel Owens missed the incident initially, but the TMO didn’t and it was clear from the replays that Haskell lifted his leg to trip Plisson.Ten minutes in the sin-bin was the result. England were 16 points up when Haskell went to the bin and only 13 up when the period was over, as France scored two unconverted tries in his absence and England managed one converted try. Who knows if England might have won by a big enough margin to take the Six Nations title if they hadn’t had to manage with 14 men for ten minutes of the second half? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The SaintsEurope’s finestStand up and take a bow all the players who threw caution to the wind in the final round of RBS Six Nations matches and served up the most entertaining, exciting and nail-biting weekend of rugby anyone in Europe can remember.With England, Ireland and Wales all trying to win the title by beating their rivals’ points difference, they concentrated more on attack than defence and the three games produced an astonishing 211 points between them.When the dust finally settled as the final whistle blew at Twickenham on Saturday evening, Ireland were champions with a points difference that was just six better than England‘s, while Wales finished third, just four more points behind.Is there any hope that this extraordinary day will encourage Europe’s Test players and coaches to put their heads up and play this kind of all-out attacking rugby more often? Wouldn’t that be a wonderful legacy for a great day.center_img The SinnersDoubters dumbfoundedAll the people who were moaning about the staggered kick-offs on the final day of the Six Nations must be feeling a little silly today. In case they hadn’t noticed, the tournament has finished with a Super Saturday like this since 2004, so why was it suddenly a problem this year? Why so much debate about whether or not it was fair this time? Could it be because England looked like the most likely side to benefit beforehand? Star turn: Joe Marchant spins round to score a crucial try for England U20s. (Photo: Inpho)Magnificent MarchantThe U20s Six Nations also reached an exciting climax on Friday evening as England and France met in a winner-takes-all clash to decide the title. The game was in the balance with England 12-11 up after 64 minutes, then their centre Joe Marchant produced an astonishing piece of individual skill to take England further ahead.Stu Townsend charged down a kick from France and Marchant collected the ball and somehow pivoted in the smallest of spaces in the left-hand corner and showed great balance and skill to touch down for a try.England went on to win 24-11 thanks in no small part to that spark of brilliance from the 18-year-old Harlequin, who is still at school. He looks like a special talent, which is why he is one of the Hotshots in the April edition of Rugby World magazine! It was a time for cool heads and patient defence for the Chiefs, but Bateman buckled under the pressure and Saracens won 23-20. Time to talk: Warren Gatland should have a word with Adam Jones. (Photo: Inpho)Pride before a callWales coach Warren Gatland thought he didn’t need Adam Jones anymore and stopped picking the veteran prop in his Test squads last year. Jones responded by announcing his international retirement when he failed to make the squad for this Six Nations. But now tighthead prop Samson Lee is recovering from a torn Achilles and may not be fit for the World Cup, it seems clear to everyone outside the Wales set-up that Jones is needed again.Gatland seems to think he can’t recall him because he has retired from international rugby, while Jones seems to be waiting for the coach to make the first move. It’s a stand-off which does not benefit either party and it is the pride of the two men which is stopping either one from picking up the phone. Jones needs to ask himself if he will live to regret not putting his hat back into the ring for one last World Cup, while Gatland needs to think honestly about whether Wales will be a stronger squad with Jones in that out. Champion tackle: Jamie Heaslip stops Stuart Hogg from scoring. (Photo: Inpho)Great job, JamieWas the Six Nations won for Ireland with a try-saving tackle rather than a piece of attacking play? There is certainly an argument for saying so as, with 75 minutes on the clock at Murrayfield, Ireland were 40-10 up and looked like making sure England had a tough task to beat their points difference.Then Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg made a break and seemed dead set to score a try in the right-hand corner, until Jamie Heaslip brought him crashing to the floor, knocking the ball out of his hands in the process. Heaslip’s tackle was a great example of a player giving his all right to the final whistle and, with Ireland only beating England on points difference by six in the end, that try-saving tackle proved critical. No shortage of fireworks: The 2015 Six Nations finished with a bang. (Photo: Inpho) Well, after a quiet and boring weekend of Six Nations and LV= Cup rugby, there’s not a lot to say really, is there? Or, should I say I don’t know where to start? Shame on youWhoever sent an offensive, homophobic Tweet to referee Nigel Owens after he had refereed the England v France game should be hanging their head in shame – and they could find themselves in trouble with the police.The Tweet, which criticised Owens for his part in a game which meant England went above Wales in the final Six Nations table and featured a homophobic insult, was sent from the account of Edryd James. However, within an hour James had apologised and said his phone had been stolen before the message was sent.Dyfed Powys Police launched an investigation after a complaint from several members of the public, and said: “The Tweet concerned has now been removed from the page. The investigation is at an early stage.”last_img read more

Heyneke Meyer Returns to Elite Coaching

first_imgFormer Springboks coach Meyer will become head coach and director of sport at Stade Francais LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Only time will tell if he can be successful for the French side.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. Tigers: Meyer was briefly the head coach for Leicester (Getty Images)He will be responsible for trying to overturn the clubs current poor run of form and clearly has all the support of Club President Hubert Patricot, and the owner of the team, Hans-Peter Wild.Patricot said: “With the support of Robert Mohr and the all the other coaches, Meyer will allow the club to accelerate its progress on the path of performance and excellence. On behalf of all the teams of Stade Français Paris, I welcome him.”Wild, owner of Stade Francias said: “The arrival of world-renowned coach Heyneke Meyer to head the Stade Français’ sports project confirms the ambition we have to be competitive in the Top 14 and on the European scene. I trust Heyneke to build a professional team. He has my full support for his plan of action.”center_img Heyneke Meyer Returns to Elite CoachingHeyneke Meyer is returning to elite rugby coaching with  Top 14 side Stade Francais.The former Springboks coach signed a two-year deal. He will become head coach and director of sport for a Stade outfit currently third from bottom of the table with only seven wins from 21 games.Meyer had been working as the managing director of a Hong-Kong based company, Carinat Sports, but it appears the lure of coaching at a high level again, was too tempting to ignore.He said: “It’s a great honour for me to join a club with such a rich heritage. The mission is ambitious and I know cannot do it alone, so I am very happy to team up with the players and all the important stakeholders of the club.”He brings huge experience and success to the role after coaching the South African national team from 2012 to 2015. He was also the Bulls coach from 2000-2007 where he won a Super Rugby title in 2007. Maeyer was also Leicester Tigers for the briefest of stints in season 2008-09. Back: Meyer will return to elite coaching with Stade Francais (Getty Images) last_img read more

Book now, sail later

first_img Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Tips for getting the best deal on cruise vacationsBy Lee BoughanShould I wait to book my cruise?No, the best time to book a cruise is the moment you consider going. Booking early guarantees you’ll get the cabin type and location on the ship you want. If you have the luxury of traveling last minute, let your Travel Advisor know – they’ll keep you in the loop whenever last-minute travel deals come up, but these are become more rare as the economy is strengthening.When should I travel if I want to get the best deal?Traveling during the off-peak or shoulder seasons – right before and right after peak season – is best. For example, Alaska is most popular in the summer, so cruises in May or September might have the best deals. Peak travel times are often when kids are not in school, like summer, winter holidays and spring break, so look for deals at times when class is in session. Not sure when the best time to visit a destination is? Every destination is different so ask your Travel Advisor!How do I find the best cruise deals?Contact your Travel Advisor for the best specials and promotions currently available. Also, be sure to sign up for your Travel Advisor’s newsletter so that you can learn immediately about new deals.How do I choose a Travel Advisor?First, look for an advisor that has experience with the type of cruise you are looking for.  Next, be sure the travel advisor has access to a program that monitors cruise fares, that way, if the price of your cruise goes down your rate can often be adjusted. This way, you’ll be sure to get the best rate no matter when you book.Look for a Travel Advisor with access to exclusive offers including discounts and add-ons that will make your vacation extra special. These can include:Shipboard creditCabin category upgradesReduced payment depositsFree gratuitiesBeverage packagesShore excursionsFree or reduced airfareSpa creditsLee Boughan is a Travel Advisor with Cruise Planners of Apopka.  She can be reached at 407-814-8283. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom TAGSCruise Planners Previous articleThe History of Black History MonthNext articleWekiva advances past Apopka 56-45 Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos

first_img “COPY” BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos BLM House / ATRIA ArquitetosSave this projectSaveBLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos 2014 Year:  Area:  630 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Brasília, Brazil Architects: ATRIA Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Haruo Mikami Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs Projects Manufacturers: Kaizen movelaria, Marmoraria Claramar, Permetal, Talentus EsquadriasConstruction:AtriaComplemental Projects:Siturare Engenharia – Eng. Roberto ChendesCity:BrasíliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess Specs Brazil Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Villa BLM was designed based on climate, existing on site vegetation, low cost maintenance and energy efficiency.Our client aimed to create a comfortable villa during all seasons, simple and abstract. The composition consists in two main brick lined volumes, and one corten steel volume; all connected by a rustic concrete slab.Save this picture!Planta Baixa+ 37The main frontal volume consists in a library of approximately five thousand books from the owner´s private collection. This ephemeral volume is entirely covered with perforated corten steel panels and plays an important role in respect to the villa´s main access. The “L” shape pedestrian pathway surrounding the library volume forces visitors to slowly discover the villa´s private spaces, unveiling the architectural composition step by step.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiDuring construction, none of the existing trees were cut. The villa is completely adapted to surround the vegetation. It sculpts the green scenario, integrating architecture and nature, guaranteeing excellent bioclimatic conditions. This symbiosis is dominated by a huge tree, 25 meters high, locate in a type of inner plaza, which is formed by the adjacent constructed volumes.  Save this picture!CortesFinishing materials were specified to be durable. Brick, natural concrete in floors and ceilings, local marble, rustic painting, everything contributes to a future reality of low maintenance and relative auto-sustainability.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiThe house is populated by a great number of art pieces from Brazilian artists such as Marianne Perretti, Rubem Valentim, Antônio Poteiro, Dona Izabel, Geraldo Teles de Oliveira, Glenio Bianchetti, Galeno, among others. The decoration is composed by a few but precious handpicked objects and furniture.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiThe villa inspires purity, intimacy, simplicity and warmth, acting as a real character in its inhabitant’s li ves and exerting an amazing transformation power over its visitors.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiProject gallerySee allShow lessJapan’s New Masters: Yuko NagayamaInterviewsMichael Maltzan Architecture Designs Dynamic Public Plaza for the Segerstrom Center …Architecture News Share Save this picture!© Haruo Mikami+ 37 Share CopyAbout this officeATRIAOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasíliaBrasiliaTop100ATRIA ArquitetosBrazilPublished on September 03, 2015Cite: “BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos” 03 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Save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 streamlast_img read more

YHA takes online bookings

 14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 April 2000 | 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Youth Hostel Association has launched an e-commerce facility which lets members book places at any of its 230 hostels in England and Wales. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis YHA takes online bookings read more

Mickey Mouse and the rat named Walt Disney

first_imgThis year tens of thousands of workers at Disney resorts have opened up a struggle to counter the drop in inflation-adjusted pay that has left 85 percent of the workers earning less than $15 an hour. Many workers depend on government programs to survive. (To learn more about this struggle, read Kuhlenbeck’s previous WW article at The current battle is on, but its long history begins with its notorious founder, Walt Disney. “Uncle Walt” is celebrated as the visionary responsible for an entertainment empire “bringing joy to millions.” But the truth about him is far different: He was a union-busting, FBI snitch and his politics were self-serving. The myth of the ‘self-made’ mogulWalt Disney (1901-1966) was born in Chicago. He began his career as a cartoonist and commercial illustrator. At the suggestion of his brother Roy, Disney moved to California in 1923. Together they formed the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in Burbank, which changed its name to the Walt Disney Studio in 1929. The company went on to become the largest animation studio in the world and later a media empire. Disney may have called himself a “self-made man,”  but hundreds of animators toiled in the studio to bring fantastic visions to the screen. Despite the many contributors, Disney was the one who received the credit, the accolades and the awards. Disney was not a “self-made man,” as the success of his company would not have been possible without the labor of those he exploited. Animation Guild President Emeritus Tom Sito told Workers World, “I’m sure the public thought he drew everything by himself. While in actuality, he personally stopped drawing in the 20s, when he could hire better artists.” Despite Disney’s opposition to unions, the 1941 Disney cartoonists’ strike brought the union shop to the company. Disney became more aggressive in his anti-worker politics, but his political views were always troubling. Anti-Semitism and flirtations with fascismWalt Disney often resembled a villain from one of the films he produced. Coinciding with an anti-Semitic world view, he was a member of the isolationist “America First” movement and flirted with pro-Nazi elements before World War II. As Disney animator Arthur Babbitt told Marc Eliot, the author of “Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince” (1993): “On more than one occasion I observed Walt Disney and [attorney Gunther Lessing], along with a lot of other prominent Nazi-afflicted [sic] Hollywood personalities. Disney was going to meetings all the time.”The meetings were for such groups as the American Nazi Party and the German American Bund. According to Eliot, Disney was likely trying to mend financial relationships with Nazi Germany so his films could be sold to their market. However, the real picture of a bigot willing to do business with the regime cannot be airbrushed from the historical record. Not surprisingly, Disney was an admirer of auto-industry tycoon Henry Ford. Ford was a fellow anti-Semite and union-buster who reciprocated Disney’s admiration by telling him “he was a successful self-made protestant in a field dominated by Jews,” as quoted in Eliot’s book. Another Ford admirer was Adolf Hitler, who awarded Ford the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.FBI snitch and the Hollywood BlacklistAfter the war, and having rebranded himself as an anti-Nazi patriot, Disney carried out the bidding of the crypto-fascist FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Disney’s reactionary credentials made it likelier for the long-reigning FBI director to enlist Disney’s services as a domestic spy. As noted by Eliot, “His assignment was to report on the activities of Hollywood actors, writers, producers, directors, technicians, and union activists the Federal Bureau of Investigation suspected of political subversion.” The bureau recommended that Disney be a contact for the Los Angeles Bureau’s Special Agent in Charge, as stated in an FBI memo from Dec. 16, 1954. His relationship with the FBI lasted from 1940 until his death in 1966. Disney led a personal crusade in stamping out political dissent, especially in Hollywood. As vice president of the Motion Picture Association, Disney wrote a letter to U.S. Sen. Robert Reynolds (D-NC) urging Congress to investigate “the flagrant manner in which the motion picture industrialists have been coddling Communists.” (March 7, 1944) When Congress investigated Hollywood in the late 1940s, Disney acted as a “friendly witness,” testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee in an anti-Communist offensive that led to the Hollywood Blacklist. Accusations of having Communist ties or sympathies were used to deny employment to many entertainment professionals through the late 1950s. Disney ratted out artists in his own industry, including his animators. HUAC was created in 1938 to investigate all “subversives,” including Nazis who, especially during World War II, were considered traitors. But its members soon focused their attacks on Communists and even on members of the Franklin Roosevelt administration who opposed the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis during the war. Disney had no qualms throwing his peers into the flames stoked by the hunt for Communists. PostscriptWorkers in the Disney Kingdom are still fighting the forces of corporate greed, fascism and exploitation today. Only by understanding the history of the workers’ struggle will they be able to win future victories.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New Drought Monitor Shows Both Improvements and Declines

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News New Drought Monitor Shows Both Improvements and Declines Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By NAFB News Service – Aug 20, 2017 Previous articleBee Industry Stung by Fake NewsNext articleBower Market Strategy Report: Weather and Crop Tours Focus of Market NAFB News Service New Drought Monitor Shows Both Improvements and Declines The new Drought Monitor shows both vast declines and huge improvements in conditions across several parts of the country. Oklahoma is one state showing improvement. Oklahoma was 60 percent drought-free last week, and recent rainfall has shrunk the areas under drought to just 14 percent. Cooler temps brought rainfall to much of northern Texas and Oklahoma that added up to 600 percent of normal this time of year. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says Montana remains the biggest hot-spot. He says the drought is continuing to expand westward in spite of seeing some recent improvements in the Dakotas and Nebraska. Substantial rains fell across parts of the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Extreme drought has officially entered into Iowa, covering 3 percent of the state and 70 percent of Iowa is experiencing either abnormal dryness or actual drought.Rippey says, if a large area including northern Iowa, northern Missouri, and southern Michigan could pick up a good, soaking rain, it would help with “filling corn and soybeans in the driest regions.”Source: NAFB News Service SHARElast_img read more