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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. 3 investing lessons I’ve learnt from the stock market crash of 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares When I was making macroeconomic forecasts in 2007, a little over a year before the crisis hit in September 2008, one thing was obvious. Growth was going to slow down. How much by, was harder to predict.It was even harder to convince anyone of it in those euphoric times. Similarly, when I wrote of the stock market crash in 2020 in early December, there was no sign of it actually happening. It was just a possibility in my mind and I couldn’t have imagined what would bring it about. 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Sir Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot are going head-to-head to become World Rugby chairman Head-to-head: Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot during an event in Japan (Getty Images) Opinion: The good, the bad and the ugly of the World Rugby electionThere’s no live sport right now due to the pandemic but a heavy-hitting contest is happening off the field.Sir Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot are both bidding to be elected World Rugby chairman. The pair have worked together as chairman and vice-chairman of the governing body for the past four years but are now going head-to-head for the top job.The results of the World Rugby election, which also includes Bernard Laporte running unopposed as vice-chairman, will be announced at the annual Council meeting on 12 May. This year it’s being held remotely for obvious reasons.CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL EDITION OF RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINEMany are describing the race for chairman as a battle between the old school (Beaumont) and the visionary (Pichot), but this is too simplistic. There is undoubtedly a clash of styles between the two – I can’t imagine Beaumont pulling off the white trainers and suit combo that Pichot favours! – but they both have similar goals. The election promises and talk of reform sound great, but the political back-scratching already evident suggests that little has changed.A quick look through the proposers and seconders for the various positions illustrates the exchange of favours so common in these situations. The unions of France and Fiji get behind Beaumont, the RFU and Romania do the same with Laporte (Beaumont’s running mate), and Fiji’s nomination for the executive committee – more of which later – was supported by the French.Pichot’s nomination for chairman was seconded by Rugby Australia and a day later the former Pumas scrum-half told Australia’s Daily Telegraph that Argentina were set to pull out of the race to host the 2027 World Cup, leaving the path clear for Australia.While political manoeuvring looks abundant, there are some notable absences from the list of nominations for both chairman, vice-chairman and the executive committee. For all the talk of player welfare, only two of the ten nominees have played professional rugby – Pichot and former Wallaby Brett Robinson – and only one of them has played in this century.Being a top player isn’t a prerequisite for being a top administrator but having people with experience of the modern game in some of these major positions helps provide insight and perspective. Look through the two manifestos and you’ll find similar messaging – global season, governance review, player welfare, participation growth, sustainable finances etc. All worthy ambitions but for them to be achieved self-interest will need to be put aside for the greater good and rugby doesn’t have a great record on that front.Pichot has a long-term goal of dispensing with the voting system that is weighted heavily towards the traditional rugby-playing nations while Beaumont has proposed a review of Regulation Eight, which governs players’ national eligibility. Yet with such similar overall objectives this election is almost a personality contest. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Growing game: Sarah Beckett breaks against Wales in the Women’s Six Nations (Getty Images)There are also no women nominated. World Rugby has increased female representation on the Council while both Beaumont and Pichot have spoken of the importance of the women’s game in their manifestos, but there are no women standing for a position on the executive committee.One of those who was originally standing provides the ugliest element of this whole election. Ratu Vilikesa Bulewa Francis Kean, chairman of the Fiji rugby union, was convicted of manslaughter in 2007 and has been heavily criticised by Amnesty International for his time in charge of the country’s prison service. World Rugby has also launched an investigation into Kean following allegations of homophobia in The Sunday Times.Those reports have led to the Fiji Rugby Union to stand down Kean from the Council – CEO John O’Connor takes his place – and withdraw his nomination for the executive committee.A World Rugby statement said: “While it is important to stress that any allegations must be validated, following dialogue with World Rugby, the Fiji Rugby Union recognises the seriousness of the allegations made and the need for them to be fully investigated, and that it is in the best interests of the sport that Mr Kean steps down from the Council and his Executive Committee candidature be withdrawn.”Kean’s withdrawal means that there are now seven people standing for the seven seats on the executive committee. Kean’s nomination had cast a shadow over the election while in the race to be chairman, rugby’s financial future is likely to be central to the vote.Pichot spoke in 2018 about how rugby was unsustainable, saying: “I’m not going to be an accomplice to rugby’s ruin.” The coronavirus crisis has highlighted just how precarious a position rugby is in, brutally exposing how the current model simply doesn’t work.As Beaumont told Radio 5 Live at the weekend: “This is a reality check in the sport: are we doing things correctly? You are pretty foolish if you don’t learn lessons.”Given the sport’s financial struggles, there has been plenty of talk of collaboration between clubs and unions as well as the northern and southern hemispheres. Yet the NZ Herald reported over the weekend that the election race is splitting votes in a North v South fashion.We won’t have to wait long to see who will be elected chairman for the next four years, but whoever does win will be welcomed with an overflowing in-tray.Instead of just talking about change they must enact change, so that rugby’s future – from the elite end to grass-roots level – is assured. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Elections, Carl Wright takes up ‘living paradox’ of an episcopate Bishop Suffragan for the armed forces, federal ministries shoulders role as ‘soldier of the cross’ Featured Events Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, newly ordained and consecrated as bishop suffragan for the armed forces and federal ministries receives the applause of the congregation gathered at Washington National Cathedral. Photo: Donovan Marks/Washington National Cathedral[Episcopal News Service — Washington, D.C.] Carl Wright, a rector and former Air Force chaplain, became the Episcopal Church’s bishop suffragan for the armed forces and federal ministries Feb. 11 during a service filled with bishops, clergy, lay people and military officers.The Rev. Harold Lewis, rector emeritus of Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Wright’s longtime mentor, punctuated the service’s pomp and precision with strong words during his sermon from the Canterbury Pulpit of Washington National Cathedral. Lewis told Wright he was “about enter a ministry whose challenges may well be unique among those of your sister and brother bishops.”“You will be at times finding yourself in one modern-day Babylon or another, singing the Lord’s song in a strange land,” Lewis said. “You will be a living paradox: Having been a commissioned officer who does not bear arms, you are now a lover of peace who ministers to those who prepare for and engage in war.”“You will be a living paradox, having been a commissioned officer who does not bear arms, you are now a lover of peace who ministers to those who prepare for and engage in war,” the Rev. Harold Lewis tells Carl Wright in his sermon for the latter’s ordination and consecration bishop suffragan for the armed forces and federal ministries Feb. 11 at Washington National Cathedral. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceLewis reminded Wright that he and the chaplains under his care minister to “warriors, inmates and veterans” and their families. Many of them suffer from post-traumatic stress as well as from moral injury, a condition “born out of experiences which include the harmful aftermath of exposure to war as well as experiences which deeply transgress long-held moral beliefs and expectations.”Moreover, he said, he reminded Wright that he must minister to a microcosm of American society with much higher rate of suicide that the rest of the population.He urged Wright, who wiped his eyes as he sat in the first pew, to “help those to whom you minister to articulate and live out their faith in the one who is called the Prince of Peace.”Lewis then turned to what would soon happen during the consecration or what he called “arguably the most dramatic act in the church’s liturgical repertoire.” The “gaggle of bishops clad in their voluminous rochets with those impossibly puffy sleeves” would soon surround him and obscure him from view “so that it will not be entirely obvious to the congregation just what they are up to.”“My prayer for you today is that as you go about this new ministry, you will never, never give the faithful any reason to believe that those bishops were about the business of removing your spine,” he said.Lewis added that he had faith that Wright would “eschew the effete advice long given to bishops that, to be effective in that office, all you have to do is show up and dress up.”The Rev. Michael Barlowe, registrar of ordinations and consecrations; Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce; retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Symons; Cmdr. Mark Winward, forces chaplain, U.S. Navy, U.S. Special Operations Command; the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, House of Deputies president; and Maryland Assistant Bishop Chilton Knudsen prepare for their roles in service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceInstead, he told Wright, that “in a society with a plethora of religions and theologies and spiritualities from which to choose, fewer and fewer of which bare any resemblance to the faith once delivered to the saints, and in a nation whose leaders more and more exhibit the kind of arrogant, uncharitable and self-serving behavior that plagued the Corinthians and caused Paul to chastise them for thinking of themselves more highly than they ought to think, you will do well, solider of the cross that you are, to stand up, stand up for Jesus.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was the chief consecrator for Wright’s ordination and consecration. The three previous bishops suffragan – James “Jay” Magness, George Packard and Charles Keyser – joined him as consecrating bishops, as did the current bishop of Maryland, Eugene Sutton; the 11th bishop of Maryland, A. Theodore Eastman; and the Rev. Richard Graham, bishop of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.A number of other Episcopal Church bishops participated in the laying on of hands. Chaplains and active and retired military officers had roles in the service. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Rector Washington, DC 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 House of Bishops Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Feb 13, 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Wright was the rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Maryland, in the Diocese of Maryland, when the House of Bishops elected him on Sept. 20. In his military career, he has served as deputy command chaplain for the Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. Commissioned an Air Force chaplain in August 1993, Wright is an associate member of the Anglican religious Order of the Holy Cross. More biographical information about Wright is here.The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright celebrates Eucharist Feb. 11 at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Lauren Welch, president of the Association for Episcopal Deacons, is at his left. Photo: Donovan Marks/Washington National CathedralThe bishop suffragan oversees Episcopal chaplains in the federal departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and the federal Bureau of Prisons. The bishop, who reports to the presiding bishop, gives the federally required endorsement of people to be military chaplains. Read about the bishop’s duties here.Wright’s ordination and consecration at Washington National Cathedral came a day after he and others joined Curry to begin a 24-hour peace vigil held at the cathedral and elsewhere.The Eucharist in the Great Choir that began the vigil was a gathering to pray “for the peace of the world, for peace among nations and peoples,” Curry said in his sermon. It was also, he added, a way to give thanks for the ministry of Magness, Wright’s immediate predecessor, and to pray for the incoming seventh bishop suffragan’s new ministry.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches Feb. 10 in the Great Choir of Washington National Cathedral at a Eucharist that began a 24-hour prayer vigil for peace. The vigil came before the ordination and consecration of the Ven. Carl Wright as the church’s bishop suffragan for the armed forces and federal ministries. Photo: Danielle Thomas/Washington National CathedralCurry also gave thanks “for the long-standing witness of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and for its long-standing witness and prophetic advocacy for the breaking forth of the peace of God in the midst of the conflicts of humanity.”The Eucharist and subsequent vigil in the cathedral’s War Memorial Chapel was a joint effort of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship and the Episcopal Church’s Office of Federal Ministries. The vigil was the fourth of its kind. The first took place in 1990 when Keyser asked EPF to join him in sponsoring a vigil of prayer for peace for 24 hours before his consecration. Volunteers signed up hour by hour to pray for peace, either at the chapel or at some other location around the Church.The Gospel for the service was Matthew’s version of the ending of the Sermon on the Mount in which Jesus tells his listeners to love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them.“Jesus didn’t say ‘like them,’ he didn’t say ‘agree with them,’ and he didn’t say ‘let them get away with everything,’ but he did say ‘love them,’” Curry said.Kathy Boylan of the Catholic Workers House in Washington, D.C., came to the vigil Eucharist with two pillowcases draped over her torso to protest the militarization of the armed forces chaplaincy and the amount of tax money that supports war. The sign on her back read “U.S TAXES = War Police Brutality Torture Drones Don’t Pay.” She later gave some literature to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceJesus synthesizes all of his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, Curry said, and part of the lesson is that “blessed are the people who dare to work and labor unceasingly night and day for the peace of the world.”Curry recalled prophecy in Isaiah 2:1-4 of swords being beaten into plowshares and spears being turned into pruning hooks. The presiding bishop said Isaiah’s vision beheld “the possibility of a new world where the intelligence and the technology that could be used to destroy now become the intelligence and the technology that is used to help God create the new heaven and the new Earth.”To make that vision a reality, Jesus keeps teaching us his ways, Curry said. “When he teaches us his ways, then nation will not rise up against nation. When he teaches us his ways, we will beat our swords into plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks,” he said. “When he teaches his ways, we will learn the way of peace so that our soldiers don’t have to fight.Pointing to a child asleep on his mother’s lap, Curry said he was describing a peace that will ensure that the child will grow up in a peaceful world in which every man, woman and child “are treated under law and in every relationship as an equal child of God.” Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls
Landscape: Projects Houses ArchDaily Structure:Hany Isshak, Alireza SaeedProject Manager:Amin SheivariClient:Mr. & Mrs. RassekhCity:MarkhamCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The Gallery House is a contemporary residential structure that adapts an institutional/commercial typology in that all of the spaces have been aligned and arranged along a galleria. One can imagine that all of the served and servant areas of the house have been plugged in to this empty spine. They then have been stretched out to the north and south where they gain exposures, views and natural light.Located in Old Thornhill, a neighborhood in the town of Markham just on the northern edge of Toronto, the sloped lot rests at the end of a cul-de-sac. The clients had desired to integrate all of the main functional spaces of the house on the main floor level. This forced the final design to be a 60-foot wide wood and steel structure that accentuates the stretched east-west horizontal figure. Due to the steep slope of the property, one half of the basement is sunken while the other half enjoys the view and access toward the private backyard and benefits from the natural light, which enters through the floor to ceiling openings from the south. On the north the lay of the land offers an opportunity to split the car and pedestrian access into two elevations.Save this picture!© borXu DesignRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsAs one enters the house, the viewer instantly finds oneself in the galleria. The proportion of the plain white volumes of the interior spaces that have defined the galleria will differentiate the intimate and formal domains on either end. Moving along the gallery one is led to the bedrooms and a painting studio on the east and to the semi connected living-dining room on the west. However, the home office, kitchen and family room create a buffer, a threshold between the private and public quarters. The remaining miscellaneous services and recreational areas have been accommodated in the basement.Save this picture!© borXu DesignThe exterior façade is a collection of white volumes; each box represents one of the interior spaces. Therefore they are all different in width and length, yet they have been aligned on either side of the galleria on the inside and have been restricted by a dark masonry plinth and a light wood skirt on the outside. A conventional pitched roof has been inverted and forms a valley that rests on the top of the gallery. The increase in height mandated double height ceilings on the exterior edge. The horizontal linear wood skirt diffuses the natural light and then pours it into the interior spaces through the concealed clearstory windows that have been carefully positioned on the double height portion of the interiors.Save this picture!© borXu DesignThe gallery defines the spatial organization of the house and its circulation concept; it also guides the structural and mechanical schemes. In order to navigate between quarters, one does not need to invade another area of the house. This causes a very efficient spatial network, where none of the spaces will compromise a portion of their floor area to passages. There is no interval except for the gallery itself. Although the gallery generates a linear void, its emptiness is the very soul of the project.Save this picture!© borXu DesignSave this picture!© borXu DesignProject gallerySee allShow lessCASA FIRJAN da Indústria Criativa / Lompreta Nolte ArquitetosArticlesVenice Biennale 2012: Macedonia PavilionArticles Share CopyHouses•Markham, Canada Morteza Behrooz “COPY” Gallery House / rzlbdSave this projectSaveGallery House / rzlbdSave this picture!© borXu Design+ 16 Share Gallery House / rzlbd CopyAbout this officeAtelier RZLBDOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMarkhamOntariorzlbdSelected WorksMetalHousesWoodCanadaPublished on October 06, 2012Cite: “Gallery House / rzlbd” 05 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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New grants policies from Bridge House Trust Howard Lake | 29 May 2003 | News The Bridge House Trust has published its new policies for the next five years.Details are published in their new Main and Small Grants brochures, and all the new programme details have been posted on the Trust’s Web site.There are new application forms for both programmes and these can be downloaded in Microsoft Word (for PC) and Adobe Acrobat/PDF formats from the Web site. Advertisement 13 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis As in previous years, the Small Grants Programme targets small organisations with annual incomes of £50,000 or less. Organisations do not have to be registered charities but must be properly constituted and be undertaking charitable activity. The Trust has expanded the programme to cover the whole of Greater London and there are no deadlines/closing dates. “We aim to process all applications to the Trust within four months of receipt,” says a Trust spokesman.To receive a copy of the Trust’s new “Guidelines for Applicants” pack, send you name, organisation and address to [email protected] stating clearly in the subject line which programme you would like – Main or Small Grants. The application pack will include a brochure, application form and ./guidance notes. E-mail rather than the ‘phone is the Trust’s preferred method of communication for requests for application packs.Demand is expected to be high so the Trust regrets that there might be a short delay in sending out packs. Which is another good reason to find and download the details from its Web site. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
A study published by Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute in January compiled figures on unemployment that have important significance for the working class and for a Marxist analysis of the present dead-end crisis of capitalism.The figures in the study confirm that the bosses’ need for labor power at all skill levels and in all occupations drastically declined between 2007 and the year ending July 2013. This is further confirmation of Marx’s general law of capitalist accumulation discussed in our last column.Shierholz was rightly trying to refute the widespread campaign by the publicists for the bosses about how unemployment is caused by a “skills mismatch” — workers not having the right skills or enough skills to get all those jobs out there that are going begging.The study, “Is There Really a Shortage of Skilled Workers?” thoroughly refutes the “skills shortage” argument. (epi.org, Jan. 23)The study found that no matter what the skill level of workers, their unemployment rate went up by 150 percent to 190 percent from 2007 to 2013. The unemployment rate for workers with less than high school education was 10.3 percent in 2007 and 15.9 percent in 2013. For high school graduates, the unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in 2007 and 9.6 percent in 2013. For workers with some college, the unemployment figures jumped dramatically from 4.0 percent in 2007 to 7.3 percent in 2013; for college graduates, it went up from 2.4 percent to 4.5 percent and for those with advanced degrees, it went from 1.7 percent to 3.2 percent, that is, almost double. (See graph)It is important to note here that the higher the skill level the higher the change in the rate of unemployment. That makes sense in capitalist terms because the higher the skill level, the greater the wages and salaries. Getting rid of the higher-paid workers brings a bigger payoff for the bosses per job eliminated.Unemployment up, job openings down in all occupationsShierholz’s study also lists 20 occupational categories covering the entire workforce. Whatever the occupation — from construction, food preparation and maintenance to education, computer programming and healthcare — the unemployment rate in each category went up 150 percent to 200 percent in the year ending June 2013 compared to 2007. In no occupation was there any evidence of a labor shortage.To drive home the point of an excess of workers — the reserve army of unemployed — being forced to compete for a diminishing number of jobs, the study shows that the number of workers seeking jobs vastly outnumbers the job openings in all occupations in 2013 (see graph).For example, in the retail trade there were close to 1.4 million workers and less than 400,000 job openings. In accommodation and food services 1.2 million workers were competing for fewer than 400,000 job openings. In manufacturing 625,000 workers are looking for a job but there are fewer than 100,000 manufacturing job openings. Similar gaps exist in all occupations.Shierholz also shows that in 2012 the average number of hours worked per week in each occupation has declined in almost all occupations compared to 2007. This demonstrates clearly that the unemployment numbers have nothing to do with bosses adding hours to the present shifts.The study shows that the sure sign of any tightness in the labor market in any particular occupation would be an increase in wages. Shierholz shows that, on the contrary, in occupation after occupation wages have fallen in 2012 compared with 2007.In compiling these figures, the Economic Policy Institute makes the argument for more investment by the capitalist government in job stimulus. And it is a progressive argument. The working class, community and student organizations should demand a widespread jobs program. Anything that will alleviate unemployment and the suffering and hardship of the workers and the oppressed should be supported.However, no temporary stimulus package will get around the present crisis of capitalism. Science and technology have been used by the bosses to get rid of millions of jobs permanently. Technology has also been used to reduce the skills required for the remaining jobs and lower wages. Massive investments in robots, computers and automation of all types, are part of capitalist competition among the giant monopolies to raise their profits, to get greater market share and, in the course of this process, for each capitalist outfit to reduce their wage bill. As Karl Marx explained, 150 years ago, that is why they spend the money on technology.Fred Goldstein is the author of “Low-Wage Capitalism” and “Capitalism at a Dead End,” which has been translated into Spanish as “El capitalismo en un callejón sin salida.” See lowwagecapitalism.com. Both books available at online booksellers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
WhatsApp Twitter NewsCommunityEducationDonation to LIT puts focus on gender-based abuseBy Staff Reporter – December 11, 2018 875 Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LIT librarian Sean De Bhulbh with Madeline McAleer of Haven Horizons. Photo: Alan PlaceHAVEN Horizons, a charity which focuses on the prevention of domestic abuse, has donated a series of books on the topic of gender-based abuse to the library at the Limerick Institute of Technology.To mark the end of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Haven Horizons handed over the books to the Genders and Sexualities research group at LIT last Friday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming the donation, Dr Patrick Murray, Head of Research and Technology Transfer at LIT said they were delighted that Haven Horizons had donated 30 books on topics relating to the prevention of gender-based abuse.“This additional database of information will further strengthen our scholarly activities within the Genders and Sexualities research group at LIT led by Dr Lisa O’Rourke Scott,” he explained.Madeline McAleer, Research and Development Director with Haven Horizons said they were delighted to be working in partnership with the Genders and Sexualities Research group at LIT and to donate books on gender-based abuse to the library.“Increased awareness, education and knowledge are key to the prevention of gender-based abuse. The books that have been donated outline the latest research and the evidence base that underpins current international prevention work.“These books will deepen our collective knowledge, inform our responses and perhaps motivate LIT students to do their own research on gender-based abuse to add to the growing body of international research on the topic,” she added.The Genders and Sexualities Research Group at LIT investigates a broad range of topics related to the ways in which genders and sexualities impact on people in contemporary society.The group carries out independent commissioned research for organisations most recently in the area of child custody and access in the Irish court system following Domestic violence.by Tom [email protected] Print Linkedin LIT Development & Public Engagement Manager, Seamus Hoyne, is awarded the SEAI Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award. Email Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event TAGSCommunityeducationLimerick institute ofLITNews Limerick Post Show | FOLM Project International Women’s Day LIT Previous articleWeekly Horse Racing News as Nina Carbery and Katie Walsh honouredNext articleTwo Limerick homes compete for the title of Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home for 2018 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites
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News UpdatesLathi Linked To Villager’s Identity, Not A Weapon Of Assault Simpliciter, Says SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Sep 2020 10:30 PMShare This – xThe fact that a lathi is also capable of being used as a weapon of assault, does not make it a weapon of assault simpliciter, the Supreme Court has observed.In this case, the deceased died a day after the accused assaulted him with a lathi on the head. The Trial Court convicted the accused under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code for murder. Though the High Court opined that the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe fact that a lathi is also capable of being used as a weapon of assault, does not make it a weapon of assault simpliciter, the Supreme Court has observed.In this case, the deceased died a day after the accused assaulted him with a lathi on the head. The Trial Court convicted the accused under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code for murder. Though the High Court opined that the assault was not premeditated but had taken place in a heat of passion due to a land dispute, it sustained conviction under Section 302 IPC.While considering the appeal filed by the accused, the bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Indira Banerjee and Navin Sinha observed that In a case of an assault on the head with a lathi, it is always a question fact in each case whether there was intention to cause death or only knowledge that death was likely to occur. It observed:A lathi is a common item carried by a villager in this country, linked to his identity. The fact that it is also capable of being used as a weapon of assault, does not make it a weapon of assault simpliciter. In a case like the present, of an assault on the head with a lathi, it is always a question fact in each case whether there was intention to cause death or only knowledge that death was likely to occur. The circumstances, manner of assault, nature and number of injuries will all have to be considered cumulatively to decipher the intention or knowledge as the case may be. “The bench noted the observations made in earlier judgments which dealt with death due to lathi blow: Virsa Singh vs. The State of Punjab, 1958 SCR 1495 Joseph vs. State of Kerala, (1995) SCC (Crl.) 165, Chamru Budhwa vs. State of Madhya Pradesh, AIR 1954 SC 652, Mohd. Shakeel vs. State of A.P., (2007) 3 SCC 119, Gurmukh Singh vs. State of Haryana, (2009) 15 SCC 635. Allowing the appeal, the bench altered the conviction of the accused from Section 302 IPC to Section 304 Part II, IPC. As he has already undergone the maximum period of sentence prescribed, the bench directed his release. Case name: JUGUT RAM vs. STATE OF CHHATTISGARHCase no.: CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 616 OF 2020 Coram: Justices RF Nariman, Indira Banerjee and Navin Sinha Counsel: Advocates Nanita Sharma, Sourav Roy Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Story