Skrill cuts back IPO in final hours

first_img Share Online payments company Skrill has cut its IPO back ahead of the book closing later today.The deal was set to raise £80m for the company, previously known as Moneybookers, and £80m for existing shareholders.However, the secondary portion has been slashed to £30m, making the deal worth for a total of £110m, the International Financing Review (IFR) reported. Price guidance remains 235p–335p, which values the company at £315m–£415m. The book closes at 3pm this afternoon.Moneybookers and has been cast as a European rival to PayPal, is in the final stages of drumming up interest in the listing.Volatility driven by unrest in the Middle East and the Japanese quake and tsunami has hit investor confidence, while firms are also said to be at the mercy of investors who refuse to meet management’s price demands.The deal has suffered after Perform, another UK internet company, dropped more than 19 per cent since pricing last week. Jefferies and Morgan Stanley are joint global co-ordinators and Bank of America Merrill Lynch is joint bookrunner, on the Skrill float. whatsapp John Dunne Tuesday 12 April 2011 6:14 am Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Skrill cuts back IPO in final hours More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Maine sports betting bill fails as Governor veto sustained

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Maine Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Maine sports betting bill fails as Governor veto sustained Maine looks set to remain without legal sports betting for the foreseeable future after the House sustained Governor Janet Mills’s veto of a bill seeking to permit sports wagering in the state. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Legal & compliance 12th February 2020 | By contenteditor Maine looks set to remain without legal sports betting for the foreseeable future after the House sustained Governor Janet Mills’s veto of a bill seeking to permit sports wagering in the state.The House was asked to vote when faced with the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” Though the House voted 85-57 for the bill to progress, it did not secure the two-thirds vote required in order to pass.The vote, which took place with one excused, two vacant and seven being absent, means the veto was sustained and the bill will now not become law. Legislative Document 553 is now listed as ‘DEAD’ by the State of Maine Legislature.Last week, Maine’s Senate voted 20-10 in favour of overriding the veto, and if the House had voted the same, it was likely that the bill would have progressed and come into law, despite the concerns of the Governor.Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Addresslast_img read more

Should you buy these FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 bargains for your ISA?

first_img 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. Should you buy these FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 bargains for your ISA? Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 | More on: LAND MKS “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Landsec. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img It’s no shock to see FTSE 100 share Land Securities Group (LSE: LAND) sink again in Tuesday business. A 10% drop from last night’s close takes it back towards recent 11-year lows. I feared that full-year results released today would send it sinking again. But is it now a great dip buy for ISA investors?A wishy-washy outlook for the retail sector leads me to emphatically answer ‘NO.’ With a drawn-out and devastating recession coming down the line, trading conditions for the retail property owner threaten to fall off a cliff. It’s already having a hell of a time as Covid-19 has worsened an already challenging landscape. Today it sliced back the value of its property portfolio by £1.2bn as it announced collected rents in March and early April collapsed to just 63%.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…Bargain-hunting ISA investors might be tempted by Landsec’s low forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of below 12 times. A worsening profits picture and deteriorating balance sheet, though, would encourage me to use my hard-earned money to buy other shares.What about this one?Marks & Spencer (LSE: MKS) is another retail play I think ISA investors should avoid all costs. The clothing giant’s long been in trouble because of its failure to keep up with the times. It’s a problem that has seen other mid-priced rivals like ASOS, Next, Zara, and H&M zoom past it over the past decade.The FTSE 250 firm has had to rely on its ageing customer base to keep revenues ticking over. It seems, though, that it may struggle to hang on to its loyal customers following the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on online retailing.Data from Halifax today shows that the number of Britons aged 65 and over that are using e-commerce has ballooned since lockdown measures were introduced. The number of online debit card transactions made by this age group now accounts for 40% of the total versus a fifth just a year ago.Another ISA trapThis bodes badly for M&S. Sure, it can expect the number of elderly customers using its online operations to grow. But its e-commerce proposition still lags those of its competitors by quite a distance.It might have solved some of the supply-side issues and system problems that has plagued it in recent years but it is still playing catch-up. And it is in danger of losing customers not only to its traditional high street rivals. The growing e-commerce-savvy of its core demographic now puts it in the crosshairs of the internet-only retailers too.Intense competition is, of course only half of the problem facing Marks & Spencer in the near term and beyond. Demand for its clothing is likely to struggle the longer lockdown measures in the UK remain in place. And after that, sales of its wares are likely to struggle as the twin pressures of Covid-19 and Brexit uncertainty crush consumer spending power.Marks & Spencer shares are cheap, as illustrated by a forward P/E ratio of just 9 times. But like Landsec, this reflects the retailer’s rising risk profile. I would much rather buy other cheap shares for my own ISA. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Presiding bishop’s Lent Message 2013

first_img February 5, 2013 at 12:58 am I thank you for your message. I wonder what you mean by “The violence in our country, the violence around the world is most often an act in response to those who don’t have enough. Those who are hungry, those who ache for recognition and dignity, those who struggle for peace.” Unless you have a different or a much more narrow definition of violence than I have witnessed before, I am not sure what you base the statement on. I think of poverty, especially hunger, as a form of violence in our world. I also consider the United States abuse of military power and abuse of world resources (environment), and laborers in the name of profits to be violent. Did you mean “to those who don’t have enough” or did you mean “by”. I know that violence does often accompany poverty, but it seems it more often accompanies greed. I am concerned that this kind of one sided presentation of violence helps to dehumanize or even demonize especially the very poor. I am not saying that you do this, but this kind of talk which either is lacking in definition or is lacking truth. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Doug Desper says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathy Kincaid says: Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bill Demerath-Shanti says: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Presiding bishop’s Lent Message 2013 ‘Learn more, give alms, share what you have’ February 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm Bill, you are very naive if you think that violence does not accompany poverty. Look at the world’s terrorists who started out just grabbing for more than they had. Bitter poverty mkes young men hard. Read “The Good Earth” by Pearl Buck, and try to understand the part that says : “There is a way when the rich are too rich, and there is a way when the poor are too poor.” Selling a child is as much an act of violence as charging a rich man’s house. This is not demonizing the poor, it’s just accepting reality. What would you not do for your starving child or parent? The poverty itself is violent. Oppression breeds violence. The bishop’e message demonizes those who will not share, and those who stand by and watch bad things happen. Poverty is a very bad thing. Bill Demerath-Shanti says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC February 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm I would hasten to suggest that Jesus would be a good example to learn from during Lent. Those among us who recommend “doing” may want to first practice Christ-like “being” in order to live among the principalities and powers. External disciplines such as sharing and self-restraint naturally flow from a soul grounded in dependence, trust, and contentment in God’s purposes. Yes, I think that we should not fail to mention that Jesus would make a fine example to learn from during Lent. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags 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 Featured Events February 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm God is for Joy:God is with usIs the hope of all religious faith; hope based on Sacred Scripture read through the lips of our heart, so spoken to listen.God likes us to remember His Name, Holy Name for he who knows it is Holy;God is withinis the real start of Heaven Reality described by this premie of Maharaji as a welcome an invitation to enter Gods Heart from pyaying in yours to Jesus the Lord“I in them You in Me that they may be made perfect in one.( John 17 verse 23). God is revealedis the true Knowledge of His LovePraise him in each Cathedral.God is for Joy. Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET February 11, 2013 at 10:09 am Regarding laws around the country which specifically target the poor: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted Feb 4, 2013 [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presents a challenge in her Lent Message 2013 to pray, fast, study and give alms.“As you engage this Lent, I would encourage you to pray, to fast, to act in solidarity with those who go without,” she offers. “Learn more, give alms, share what you have.”The Presiding Bishop’s video message, filmed at a park in New York City, is available here.The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s message.Lent Message, 2013I wish you a blessed Lent.Lent is the ancient season of preparation. Preparation for Baptism at the Easter Vigil and it’s a season of solidarity with those who are being formed to be disciples of Jesus and missionaries in God’s mission.We form people in a sense that God dreams of a healed world, a world restored to peace with justice, and some of the ancient images of that healed world are those of the prophets. One of the famous ones from Isaiah is an image of people having a picnic on a mountainside, enjoying rich food and well-aged wine. That image of being well-fed is particularly poignant in a world like ours where so many go hungry.Lent is a time when we pray, when we fast, when we study, when we give alms. It’s a time of solidarity and it is particularly a time to be in solidarity with the least of these.As you prepare for your Lenten season and your Lenten discipline, I’d encourage you to think about consciousness in eating. That’s really more what fasting is about than giving up chocolate. Being conscious of what you eat, standing in solidarity with those who are hungry, whether it is for food, or shelter, or peace, or dignity, or recognition, or for love.When we stand in solidarity in terms of eating, we might consider what we are eating and how we are eating it and with whom we are eating, and I’d invite you to consider some of the challenges that are around us. Many leaders in this United States part of the church have engaged in an act of solidarity with the poor by trying to live on a food stamp budget for a week. That’s about $4 a person per day. And it’s very, very difficult to find adequate calories and reasonably nutritious food for that kind of a budget. But it would be an act of solidarity with those who do go without every day and every week. An act of solidarity like that might increase your consciousness about those who go hungry, it might increase your own consciousness about what you eat, and it might provide an opportunity to share some of your largesse, some of what you save from that kind of eating with those who go without.The violence in our country, the violence around the world is most often an act in response to those who don’t have enough. Those who are hungry, those who ache for recognition and dignity, those who struggle for peace.Your and my preparation for the great Easter festival can be an act of solidarity with the least of these. As you engage this Lent, I would encourage you to pray, to fast, to act in solidarity with those who go without. Learn more, give alms, share what you have. Be conscious about what you eat.A blessed, blessed Lent this year.The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal Church Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing stewart david wigdor says: Bill Demerath-Shanti says: Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Comments (7) Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 February 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm re: food stamp budget number. Try a month on $16.00. Lent, Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET February 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm I think you misunderstood what I wrote. I do know violence accompanies poverty and we agree that poverty itself is violence. But that violence “is most often and act in response to those who don’t have enough” is what I am not understanding, and I am concerned could be interpreted as meaning those in poverty are the perpetrators of most violence. Many in this country are already afraid of homeless people and the poor which has only made the situation worse. Others who are not are threatened with or have been arrested, maced, etc. for feeding homeless people. New laws in some counties and states make it illegal to feed the poor here in our country. Sorry if I was not clear in my comment: it seems you think I intended to attack the content of her message, thank you for pointing that out because I meant to be asking for clarity. 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50 yard challenge founder coming to Apopka

first_imgWho Is Raising Men/Women Lawn Care Service?According to its website, Raising Men/Women Lawn Care Service is designed to promote awareness for the youth of the future. It is a platform where the younger members of the community can give back to the community. This includes veterans, the elderly, the disabled and even single mothers. They get the chance to offer services such as mowing lawns, shoveling snow, raking leaves and more, free of charge. The youths who we work with are able to experience a great sense of achievement while also developing their social skills and lawn care experience.Rodney Smith From the Apopka Police DepartmentRodney Smith is coming to Apopka.Who is Rodney Smith? He is the CEO of Raising Men / Women Lawn Care and founder of the 50 Yard Challenge, and he is coming to Apopka on August 14th. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply For the previous five weeks, members of the Apopka Police Department, to include Mayor Nelson and Chief McKinley, have cut lawns for those in need and free of charge, throughout our community.  This has been done during the officers off time and it’s has all been free of charge to those in need.Apopka Police Department, having been the first law enforcement agency in the nation to accept the 50 Yard Challenge, will be the first stop on Rodney’s, Mowing For a Mission to Support Law Enforcement Tour.  Rodney will travel the country cutting lawns for those in need while meeting with local law enforcement in each community he will serve.  Come out and meet Rodney on August 14, 2019, from 10:30 am – 11:00 at the VFW/Apopka Community Center, 519 S Central Avenue in Apopka.  The Apopka Police Department is a full-service, accredited police agency with more than 150 employees including 108 sworn officers and staff. The City of Apopka is a growing area ideally located 13 miles northwest of Orlando with major roadway access to many parts of Central Florida. The hometown community has more than 50,000 residents across 33 square miles and includes a diverse mix of business development. The Apopka Police Department supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests. You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to, or e-mail [email protected] Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website (; click on “Crimeline”.  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here TAGS50 Yard ChallengeApopka Police DepartmentRodney Smith Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleNASCAR may be the fastest way to learn about physics Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Box XL Houses / Grupo Zegnea

first_img Portugal “COPY” Photographs:  João Morgado Box XL Houses / Grupo ZegneaSave this projectSaveBox XL Houses / Grupo Zegnea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Box XL Houses / Grupo Zegnea Save this picture!© João Morgado+ 35Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Hugo Lobo, Eugénio Ribeirocenter_img Year:  ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeGrupo ZegneaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuimarãesPortugalPublished on July 18, 2019Cite: “Box XL Houses / Grupo Zegnea” [Casas Box XL / Grupo Zegnea] 18 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 stream Projects Lead Architects: Architects: Grupo Zegnea Area Area of this architecture project Area:  50138 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© João MorgadoRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. The Box XL Houses is a seven houses development arranged in a diverse way, creating different relationships with the environment. The aim was to achieve a balance between the “constructed” and the “natural”, between the “mass” and the “void” so that these two antagonistic realities would form a peaceful and continuous dialogue, enhancing each other. The idea adopted in the project and the division of the lots was carried out to allow the creation of space between the constructed mass, thus obtaining a visual permeability with the landscape.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe house design is practical at one level, the spaces naturally adapt a functional program. At the lower level is the garage, entrance and storage area, which is accessed from a private road specially constructed for this development.Save this picture!© João MorgadoSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© João MorgadoThe clarity and pragmatism with which the design of the houses is faced, is likewise reflected in the constructive options and materiality. The choice of materials that compose the interior space, was studied in order to evidence the fluidity of the space, evidencing the natural and successive continuity of its uses. Externally it seeks a succession of pure volumes, with raw materials, counterpointing to the green spaces and natural elements creating a new landscape. Therefore, the Box XL Houses establish a harmonious relationship with its surroundings.Save this picture!© João MorgadoProject gallerySee allShow lessIranian Architects Announce Inaugural Isfahan PrizeArchitecture NewsWine Bar Dvojka / Jan Plechac & Henry WielgusSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Guimarães, Portugal 2019last_img read more

Big money backs ultra-rightist protests to ‘open the economy’

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Amidst the unending stream of grim news flowing from the COVID crisis, a new disturbing image has emerged over the past week: the sight of Trump supporters congregating in large, potentially infectious, groups to protest in states all over the nation. In flagrant contravention of stay-at-home orders, public safety, common sense and good taste, hundreds of protesters have flocked to state capitals decked in red, white, and blue to challenge government precautionary measures. A nurse bravely defies right-wing protester in Denver, April 19.It’s difficult to understand why people would risk their lives — and the lives of their loved ones — to attend a demonstration like this. In order to provide clarity, we must look at the major capitalist backers behind this outbreak of right-wing dissent.The protests are centered primarily in the Midwest, but they have spread throughout the country. There have been demonstrations in Lansing, Mich.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Austin, Texas; and Oklahoma City. These protests look much like Trump rallies: mostly white demonstrators waving U.S. and Confederate flags, wearing MAGA hats and cheering for Trump. More threatening is the presence of armed right-wing militias, as well as contingents from the fascist Proud Boys. Just as with the 2016 election, and the Tea Party movement before that, there seems to be an outpouring of right-wing racist rage. These rightists have assembled to demand the lifting of stay-at-home orders. Some claim that the COVID-19 crisis is exaggerated or even a total fabrication. Others simply want safety measures to be loosened. All the demonstrators have echoed the refrain that they want to “get the economy started.” They argue that preventing workers from engaging in wage labor is an infringement on individual freedom.A war within the ruling classThat section of the capitalist corporate media that opposes the president has portrayed these demonstrations as the irrational outbursts of rabid Trump supporters, fueled by the president’s incendiary rhetoric. But what is obscured by this star-spangled spectacle is that these protests are part of a larger proxy war between two factions of the capitalist ruling class. On one end, there are the neoliberals — most associated with the Democratic Party — who would hide the iron fist of capitalism within the velvet glove of empty rhetoric. On the other, are the Randian free marketers — nihilists who understand that capitalism is destroying our society and our biosphere, or those who ignore those threats — and who seek to extract every last drop of profit they can before the inevitable collapse.The neoliberal faction is best exemplified by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been lionized by liberals and the anti-Trump wing of the capitalist press for his supposed leadership in this time of crisis. What is less remarked upon is that Gov. Cuomo has frequently insinuated during his daily briefings that he too is anxious to restart the economy. These regular comments are trial balloons — albeit more subtle than Trump’s — meant to prepare the public for a re-opening of society before the recommendations of medical professionals. Cuomo’s compassionate, often substance-free oratory also distracts from his ruthless policies. In spite of the massive health care crisis, Cuomo cut $2.5 billion from the state’s Medicaid program. He likewise has expressed no interest in providing financial support to undocumented im/migrants affected by the crisis.The working class has no refuge from neoliberal technocrats like Cuomo elsewhere. Just as the gazelle, fleeing from lions on the savannah, soon finds itself in crocodile-infested waters, so too is the working class faced with vicious right-wing ideologues like Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. In callous indifference to public safety, DeSantis re-opened public beaches last week, causing a spike in crowds (and quite likely infections). Neither ruling-class faction puts the interests of the working class first. Both serve their capitalist paymasters. These policymakers only reflect the interests of their respective capitalist backers, and some of those backers are becoming extremely anxious as the economy slowly grinds to a halt. This more desperate and ruthless wing of the capitalist class, dissatisfied with the slow progress of right-wing politicians, has opened the door to fascists gangs — as they historically always have — to advance their agenda.Stephen Moore’s moneyed handThere is no better example of the moneyed hand behind fascism than Trump’s informal economic advisor Stephen Moore. The obsequious, sycophantic Moore has been behind some of the worst “free market” super pacs of the last 20 years, tirelessly working to dismantle environmental regulations, remove workers’ protections and cut taxes for the ultra wealthy. Moore, a parasite’s parasite, has latched onto extreme fringe Republican campaigns in an effort to drag the party into the right-wing abyss. His comments comparing the recent pro-Trump protests to Rosa Parks (along with his decades-old comments denigrating women) show that he revels in revolting. He’s a perfect fellow traveller for the fascist goons whom he supports.Moore, who recently promoted an upcoming Wisconsin protest on a Libertarian think tank’s YouTube video, serves on Trump’s council for restarting the economy. His desire to sacrifice workers and his connections to these demonstrations are apparent. But Moore is no solitary puppet master. There is a veritable Legion of Doom providing organizational support for these right-wing protests. The Idaho Freedom Foundation, which has planned protests for Boise, was founded with grants from the ultraconservative heirs of the Coors brewing family as well as from Charles Koch. Another backer is the Michigan Freedom Fund, led by Greg McNeilly, a former advisor for the failed gubernatorial campaign of Dick DeVos, spouse of Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.The image that begins to form is of a web of right-wing millionaires and billionaires who, as they did during Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Tea Party protests of 2009, are creating an astroturfing movement of angry white small business owners fearful of falling back into the working class. This sector is now buttressed by a core of fully radicalized fascists — to create panic and push for an agenda that benefits the ultra-rich to the detriment of everyone else. last_img read more

Magnolia Ave. offers restaurant options for graduation weekend

first_imgPeyton Davis Previous articleTCU graduation weekend event guideNext articlePhotos: 2015 Fall Commencement Peyton Davis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Peyton Davis Salata on Berry Street has a busy first day Brewed is a perfect place to stop by for coffee or Sunday brunch. Twitter Facebook ReddIt Cane Rosso, Magnolia Ave Fort Worth + posts Cane Rosso, Magnolia Ave Fort Worth Linkedin TCU retirees gather for book clubcenter_img print Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Brewed is a perfect place to stop by for coffee or Sunday brunch. TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless Girl Scouts to participate in the homecoming parade Twitter Peyton Davis ReddIt Brewed, Magnolia Ave Fort Worth Peyton Davis Peyton Davis Jimmy John’s may extend business hours As graduation quickly approaches, friends and family of graduates will be celebrating in the area. Magnolia Avenue offers great restaurant options for those families to gather with graduates.Brewed is a coffeehouse that offers an exceptional brunch and a fun atmosphere. It’s a great choice for Saturday or Sunday brunch with the family. Brewed accepts reservations.“Brewed has amazing lattes,” said Alex Cheetwood, a senior fashion merchandising major. “The interior has just such fun vibes. It’s very artsy. I’m excited to bring my family to brunch there on Sunday.”Another fun restaurant located right around the corner from Brewed is Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge.It will offer live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night of graduation weekend.Free shows start at 6 p.m. on the rooftop, but guests will have to pay for the next artist who begins at 8 p.m.. Live Oak also has a full bar and a great local beer selection.“My relatives are coming down and Live Oak is a perfect place for drinks before going out to dinner,” said Taylor Reisdorf, a senior Spanish and strategic communication double major.Cane Rosso is located right next to Brewed and offers true Neapolitan pizza.The small restaurant creates an intimate setting and would be a great dinner spot for the whole family. Cane Rosso’s pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven at 900 degrees and are ready in just 90 seconds.Other restaurants located on “Restaurant Row” include Lili’s Bistro, Shinjuku Station, Nonna Tata, Ellerbe Fine Foods, Cat City Grill and Magnolia Cheese Company. Peyton is a senior fashion merchandising major with a journalism minor from Sioux City, Iowa. She covers retirees for TCU360.last_img read more

Jeffrey Hannon’s murder 10 years ago still haunts family

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Previous articleMongoose / PowPigNext articleAll American story from Ard Scoil Rís Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin NewsCrime & CourtLimerickJeffrey Hannon’s murder 10 years ago still haunts familyBy Staff Reporter – November 15, 2017 3057 Email Facebookcenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAlan Hannonjeffrey hannonlimerickmurder Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live THE father of a Limerick man murdered just yards from his home has renewed his appeal for information that will lead to solving the case of his son’s killing.On November 22, 2007, Jeffrey Hannon (19) was bludgeoned to death in a area just yards from his home in O’Malley Park, Southill.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the last ten years, Jeffrey’s father Alan has campaigned for justice to be served over his son’s murder and despite several arrests, questionings and lines of investigations followed, a prosecution has not arisen.Last year, two more men, aged in their 20s and 40s, were arrested and detained at Roxboro Road Garda Station but were later released without charge.Earlier this year, a potential witness came forward and offered information to gardai pertaining to the murder.Alan Hannon told the Limerick Post that this witness gave an account to garda as to what allegedly happened on the night Jeffrey was killed.“This haunts me every year and we thought something new was developing with this witness. A file was prepared for the Director of Prosecutions, but I later received a letter to say that they would not be proceeding with the prosecution,” Mr Hannon said ahead of the 10th anniversary of his son’s brutal killing.“I appealed this, well i wrote to the DPP and asked them for the reasons, but I was effectively told that there wasn’t enough evidence to advance the case or lead to a prosecution.“This time of the years is so hard for us and Jeffrey’s two children are always asking what questions.”A murder investigation was launched when Mr Hannon’s body was found in the early hours of November 22, 2007 and to date, 20 people have been arrested and questioned but no charges were ever made.Mr Hannon’s family have constantly appealed to the public for information in connection with the death of Jeffrey.Detectives at Roxboro Garda Station have described the case as being a “complex and detailed inquiry”.On the sixth anniversary of his son’s death, Alan Hannan took to Limerick‘s streets with over 1,000 posters to advertise a march and public protest over the lack of progress in bringing his son’s killer to justice. He says that the time since Jeffrey’s death has been a “complete nightmare” for his family.Jeffrey Hannan had only returned home from England and was out socialising on the night he was violently beaten to death.Alan Hannon says that people know what happened that night and they are out there just too afraid to say.“I am appealing, as Jeffrey’s 10th anniversary approaches, for anyone with anything to come forward.See more Limerick news here Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisementlast_img read more

Limerick City International Rugby Experience granted planning permission

first_imgNewsBreaking newsBusinessLimerick City International Rugby Experience granted planning permissionBy Staff Reporter – October 26, 2018 1774 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email Paul O’Connell is pictured at the site on O’Connell Street, Limerick. Picture: Alan PlaceTHE International Rugby Experience project in the heart of Limerick City has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála.The 30,000sqft development on the junction of O’Connell Street and Cecil Street would involve the demolition of 40 and 41 O’Connell Street and pave the way for the construction of seven-storey block with a two-storey portico fronting the city’s main thoroughfare.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick TD Niall Collins posted to Twitter today saying “this is very welcome news and will hugely add to the sport and tourism offering in Limerick”.Big News in Limerick this morning – An Bord Pleanala has granted planning permission to JP McManus to develop the ‘International Rugby Experience’ in the City Centre. This is very welcome news and will hugely add to the sport and tourism offering in Limerick.— Niall Collins (@NiallCollinsTD) October 26, 2018“This is a €30 Million investment which will attract tens of thousands of visitors to Limerick annually,” the Fianna Fáil TD added.More information to follow Previous articleTwo Balloons at Richard Harris Film FestivalNext articlePaddy Brennan chronicles centuries of Limerick music Staff Reporter Facebook TAGSLimerick CityNews center_img Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Twitter Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Print Linkedinlast_img read more