The City needs workers from outside the EU

first_imgSunday 5 September 2010 9:48 pm AS THE days count down until the immigration cap consultation on non-EU workers closes a week on Friday, it is more important than ever that we engage with policymakers to voice concerns across the City. Of course, we recognise the wider national concerns about immigration levels. With the latest figures from 2009 showing a 20 per cent rise in net entrants there is undeniably a political imperative to tighten the system and ensure it is not abused.But any changes to how work permits are controlled need to be focused. Therefore it is important to note that last year’s increase stemmed not from an increase in permits issued to non-European Union citizens – which actually fell by 14 per cent – but by a fall in the number of people leaving Britain.If the principle of a “cap” is accepted and that there will be limits on net immigration in the various categories then the government must ensure that any “abuse” of the system is eradicated, particularly in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 categories which are of prime importance to the City. Anecdotal evidence suggests that, in the past, people have entered the country on the basis of qualification rather than economic value to the UK. If that persists then people we really need who do bring value in terms of enhancing a firm’s profitability – and both income and corporation tax – may be excluded in favour of a first-come, first-served entrant with little economic value.Most of the firms in the City are global employers. If they need a skill set in, say, Middle East finance or emerging markets then they source from those areas. Equally if opportunities arise to acquire financial teams from outside of Europe they need to be able to act quickly. Are firms expected to sacrifice these opportunities because they cannot employ any non-European talent? In the past couple of years the City has experienced huge swings in the business environment. Financial businesses and indeed many others have to respond to these changes rapidly. We have in these two short years experienced a swathe of redundancies followed by a desperate scramble to rebuild numbers. Many of those redundancies will be of people who are not domiciled in the UK and many will have returned to their homes in the USA and Asia. The effects of this are twofold. Firstly basing permit allocation on the recent past gives absolutely no guide to the needs of any business. Secondly it prevents firms from re-employing people from those countries. If we cannot do that then those talented people and firms will simply move elsewhere where there is similar demand and who show a welcoming environment. Therefore it is in all our interests that the City works with the government to help design a fair, transparent and rational system that maintains the UKs openness to skilled citizens – regardless of their background.Stuart Fraser is Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp The City needs workers from outside the EU Tags: NULL Share whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comlast_img read more

Omega makes shock loss in difficult year

first_img whatsapp Share Tuesday 8 March 2011 7:20 pm Omega makes shock loss in difficult year THE CHAIRMAN of Omega Insurance described 2010 as a “baptism of fire” as the Lloyd’s insurer slumped to a $42.8m (£26.3m) loss yesterday. John Coldman, who was parachuted in a year ago after shareholders ousted his predecessor, said it had taken a $65m hit from catastrophes in the year.But its loss was far bigger than the $18.9m consensus market expectation and a significant fall from its $43.6m 2009 profit. It occurred despite a 34 per cent increase in gross premiums written, to $356.1m from $265.8m in 2009.“To say that ours was a baptism of fire would be an understatement,” Coldman said, adding that he was forced to issue Omega’s first profit warning a week after starting work. “Subsequent events proved equally challenging. I am naturally very disappointed that we are reporting a loss.” But he added that 86 per cent of the loss was incurred from business written in 2009 or earlier, before the board change. Chief executive Richard Pexton also said the previous management’s underwriting, reinsurance and data management was poor and had been overhauled. Omega’s combined ratio rose dramatically to 114.4 per cent from just 81.4 per cent in 2009. It said it would not pay a second-half dividend “as a matter of prudence”. Analysts said the results were worse than expected and “disappointing”. Omega’s shares fell 17.87 to close at 82.75p. TIME LINE | OMEGA BOARD CHANGEJanuary 2009Omega raises £130m from investors to fund growth, largely on strength of founder and chief underwriting officer John Robinson.October 2009Robinson leaves the company.December 2009Shareholder Invesco calls a special general meeting (SGM) to propose chairman Walter Fiederowicz and director Christopher Clarke are removed from the board.12 March 2010All SGM resolutions are passed and John Coldman becomes chairman. Directors Christopher Clarke, Clifford Palmer, Coleman Ross and Nicholas Warren step down and five new directors join the board.19 March 2010Chief executive Richard Tolliday dismissed and replaced with Richard Pexton.31 March 2010Omega says the earthquake in Chile “will have a material effect” on full-year profit.August 2010Omega makes $34.2m (£21m) half-year loss; shares slump 11 per cent.January 2011Canopius makes unsolicited bid for Omega.February 2011Tolliday sues for unpaid remuneration.March 2011Omega makes $42.8m full-year loss. center_img KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgLux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgExcelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Retail sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Excelsior United Development Companies Limited (EUDC.mu)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileExcelsior United Development Companies Limited engages in the production, distribution and sale of alcoholic products such as rum, alcohol and vinegar products, in Mauritius and the Reunion island. The company operates through five segments which are, investments, property rental, beverages, commerce, and tourism segments. The Investments segment includes investments held in shares, the beverages segment is engaged in the production, import and sale of alcoholic products, the commerce segment is engaged in the import and distribution of tires, automotive lubricants and fire protection equipment and the Tourism segment is engaged in operating a hotel and provides travel and tourism services. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited operates through its subsidiaries Medine Distillery Company Limited, International Distillers (Mauritius) Limited, New Goodwill Company Limited, Concorde Tourist Guide Agency Limited, Southern Investments Limited and Compagnie Mauricienne de Commerce Limitee. Excelsior United Development Companies Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

UCF nursing students reach out to Apopka Farmworkers

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Over 180 helped at two-day free health clinicThe farmworkers of Apopka and the Highland Manor have a lot in common. Both are part of the rich history of this community, both have endured many changes to their way of life, and both can expect many changes in the future. However the Highland Manor is a building, and the Apopka farmworkers are made up of people, families and members of the Apopka community.Most of them live in poverty. Some live in households with multiple generations of family members. Most do not have cars and rely on public transportation or rides from friends to go to work or just get to through the day-to-day chores of life. Many of them live their lives in the shadows of society, going from job-to-job. If there are issues at their workplace, they are unlikely to complain or report them. They will often work through sickness, illness or disease rather than seek adequate healthcare.Dr. Heather Peralta and her nursing students at the UCF College of Community Nursing Coalition (CNC) saw this need and took action.Students and Faculty from the UCF Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Social Workers as well as the UF College of Pharmacy provided an outreach clinic at the Farmworkers Association Building in Apopka. In just two days, this team of 60 volunteers saw over 180 patients of all ages, and provided care in internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, ob/gyn, occupational health, pediatrics, social work and physical therapy.Dr. Heather Peralta (center): “We created a bond with the people of Apopka.”They endured the stifling afternoon heat both indoors and outdoors, working on interdisciplinary teams to make sure all the patients were seen and their questions answered. Students worked to check patients in, to provide education, triage, and then in each of their specialty areas. When it was over, they felt as though they were a part of this community.“We have created a real bond with the people in Apopka,” said Peralta. “We knew there was a huge need to fill, we just had no idea how big that need was until this week. As a nurse, you have a responsibility to serve the community. Sometimes that means you get family calling you to ask about a rash, other times it’s helping your neighbor who has multiple medications to understand.  At UCF, we give the students the ability to go beyond this and really fill a need within their assigned community.”Before this clinic, the CNC partnered with Apopka for many years to serve the under-served at the John Bridges Center. During that time, they noticed that many of the most needy groups had programs that were losing funding and could no longer serve their community. The students wanted to fill in the gaps where possible.And in April, an opportunity presented itself.The CNC’s yearly mission trip to the Dominican Republic was canceled due to the potential danger from the Zika virus outbreak.  Because of this, they decided to create a free health clinic for the farmworkers in Apopka.The student nurses hit the ground running in May, looking for donors for things like water, food, ice, and supplies. The Apopka community also pitched in to help. Wal Mart, Sam’s, Bravo, Winn Dixie, Aldi, and Home Depot provided gift cards in order to purchase specific supplies. Bravo, Publix, Winn-Dixie, and private donors offered cases of water. Sonny’s, Chili’s, Mi Mexico, and Chick-fil-a supplied the food for the event. The Diaper Bank of Central Florida provided diapers. The College of Nursing and College of Medicine supplied patient education, medical supplies, and give away items.The students also made flyers in English, Spanish, and Creole and delivered them across Apopka (in one day they delivered 700). They visited the nurseries and farms to make sure there was information available to the farmworker community. For the event, they completed teaching projects so that when people were waiting, they could learn about nutrition, occupational health hazards, and sun safety.Volunteers from the Farmworkers Association were on hand to help with coordination, parking and translation. The focus of the effort was providing compassionate care for those with limited resources with an emphasis on health education and finding access to sustainable care.“It was a beautiful thing to watch all of these students work together seamlessly to serve–understanding that they were filling a great need in Apopka,” said Peralta. “We know there is still more need, and we hope to make this clinic sustainable in the near future.” TAGSApopka FarmworkersFree ClinicUCF School of Nursing Previous articleOrange County proposed budget nears $3.6 BillionNext articleApopka High School alumnus directs fighter jets Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 COMMENT Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Students, Faculty Members Care for Local Farmworkers at Free Clinics – UCF College of Health and Public Affairscenter_img […] UCF Nursing Students Reach Out to Apopka Farmworkers – 7-29-16, The Apopka Voice […] You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Cambridgeshire charity wins national new media award

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The 2004 UK eWell-Being Awards were developed by SustainIT and sponsored by BT, Vodaphone and Brother with The Guardian. They aim to promote best practice and demonstrate the social and environmental benefits of ICT, although the emphasis is on the results of the project, not just the technology. Howard Lake | 30 March 2005 | News Cross Border Arts’ Funky Flamingo Club Project has won the Digital inclusion (disability) award at the eWell Being Awards held in London. The Cambridgeshire-based charity works within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to promote the use of arts. It won the award category for projects that enhance ICT access and services specifically for disabled people, and beat three other short-listed organisations.Edward Wing, Chair of the Trustees, welcomed the award and used it to appeal for more funding: “This award… shows what can be done with the limited budget we have available but imagine how many more disabled young people we could help if we had more financial support. Our lottery grant from the Arts Council ceases in September and we are urgently seeking financial help to keep the project going. We are obviously grateful to our partners such as the Arts Council, Speaking Up, The Junction, Cambridge City Council Cambridgeshire County Council and South Cambs District Council, who have supported us, but we need help to secure our future now.” Advertisement  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cambridgeshire charity wins national new media award 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. read more

Copper and Xtraordinary Fundraising merge

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Fundraising agencies Copper and Xtraordinary have merged, and will continue under the name of Copper.Copper has been delivering digital fundraising and marketing services to charities since 2006. It will now able to enhance its offering to charities with Xtraordinary’s services which include donor journey mapping, digital lead generation acquisition, and the ‘Donor Health Check’ which helps charities to plan and forecast. Copper will be based in its new office in Islington, London. Advertisement  138 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4  137 total views,  1 views today Stephen Butler of Xtraordinary will take up a Director role with Copper alongside their current team.(l-r) Jason Suttie and Stephen ButlerJason Suttie, Founder and Managing Director of Copper said: “Having partnered with Stephen and his team on projects over the last few years I’m really excited that we’ll be working together under the same roof. We’ve seen a growing need for agencies who really understand the donor experience and digital fundraising. This merger will allow us to deliver more intelligent and effective campaigns.”Stephen Butler, CEO and founder of Xtraordinary, added: “The bringing together of our two teams and clients, with respective skills and expertise in complementary areas, will make for a significant agency of real stature serving the non-profit sector in the UK and globally.”center_img Howard Lake | 13 December 2017 | 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies merger Copper and Xtraordinary Fundraising mergelast_img read more

El voto blanco por Trump: ¿Es posible la solidaridad multinacional de la clase trabajadora?

first_img¿Por qué 74 millones de personas votaron por Trump, dada su desastrosa respuesta a la pandemia y el colapso económico?En el Buffalo Pride Parade de 2019, el contingente del Bloque de Solidaridad de Izquierda Anticapitalista, incluido el Workers World Party, marchó para luchar contra el racismo.La respuesta, en pocas palabras, es el racismo. En un país construido sobre la supremacía blanca, desde la esclavitud y el genocidio hasta el encarcelamiento masivo y la guerra imperialista, no debería sorprender que una parte sustancial de la población respalde a un candidato que defiende abiertamente los puntos de vista de la supremacía blanca.Los votantes de Trump eran abrumadoramente blancos. Cortan las líneas de clase, provenientes de la clase dominante, la pequeña burguesía y la clase trabajadora. Trump fue la elección casi unánime entre la policía, la Patrulla Fronteriza y demás.Hubo excepciones. Entre todos los votantes, incluidos los votantes blancos, la mayoría del voto LGBTQ2S + fue para el boleto Biden/Harris, por ejemplo. (NBC, 1 de octubre)Pero incluso entre los miembros blancos del sindicato, un número significativo respaldó a Trump. Es fácil ver por qué un sector de la clase dominante apoyaría a Trump. Lo mismo para la policía y para la pequeña burguesía, históricamente la base de los movimientos de extrema derecha.Por qué tantos trabajadores blancos apoyaron a Trump, dado su programa abiertamente contra la clase trabajadora, es una pregunta muy compleja.Base material de la ideología racistaEl apoyo a la supremacía blanca entre los trabajadores blancos no es un fenómeno nuevo en Estados Unidos. Este apoyo tiene dos fuentes principales: una material y otra ideológica.Materialmente, los trabajadores blancos están en una posición contradictoria en relación con el sistema capitalista, imperialista y supremacista blanco. Por un lado, los trabajadores blancos disfrutan en promedio de un nivel de vida sustancialmente más alto, mayores derechos democráticos, una representación cultural más positiva y un estatus generalmente más alto que los trabajadores negros, morenos, indígenas y asiáticos. La clase dominante compra a los trabajadores blancos con migajas, las migajas más grandes van a los hombres blancos cisgénero y sin discapacidades.Por otro lado, todavía son explotados como trabajadores, con la plusvalía extraída de su trabajo por la clase dominante, aunque en menor grado que por los trabajadores oprimidos. Esto significa que un compromiso con la supremacía blanca en realidad facilita su propia explotación al limitar la posibilidad de una lucha unida – crucialmente, con los trabajadores oprimidos en el liderazgo – contra la clase dominante. Entonces hay una contradicción entre dos aspectos de su identidad: el aspecto “blanco” que los alinea con la clase dominante blanca, y el aspecto “trabajador” que los alinea con los trabajadores de color.Además de la contradicción material, está el factor ideológico. Como dijo Karl Marx: “Las ideas de la clase dominante son en todas las épocas las ideas dominantes”. Esto nunca ha sido más cierto que en la era de las noticias de 24 horas, la cultura del consumidor y las redes sociales.Vivimos dentro de la máquina de propaganda más expansiva jamás ideada, una que nos adoctrina con las ideas de la clase dominante. La clase dominante utiliza esta máquina para garantizar que la mayoría de los trabajadores blancos se identifiquen más como blancos que como trabajadores.Como dijo Malcolm X: “Si no tienes cuidado, los periódicos te harán odiar a la gente que está siendo oprimida y amar a la gente que oprime”.La lucha rompe la propaganda de la clase dominanteLa arena ideológica no está completamente bajo el control de la clase dominante. La lucha de los trabajadores y los oprimidos puede tener una enorme influencia. Piense en las rebeliones de este verano tras el linchamiento policial racista de George Floyd.Un estudio del Pew Research Center encontró que el 67 por ciento de los adultos estadounidenses apoyaron el movimiento Black Lives Matter en junio pasado. Pero, en septiembre, el apoyo había caído al 55 por ciento.En junio, un sorprendente 37 por ciento de los republicanos blancos apoyó a BLM, pero en septiembre menos de la mitad, solo el 16 por ciento. (tinyurl.com/y42xf7mm)Esto lleva a la peculiar conclusión de que millones de trabajadores blancos, incluso republicanos que votaron por el archi supremacista blanco Trump, habían expresado su apoyo a un movimiento antirracista unos meses antes. ¿Qué podría explicar una contradicción tan enorme? ¡La lucha antirracista!En junio, las rebeliones estaban en su apogeo, pero en septiembre se habían reducido en medio de crecientes ataques contra ellos, provenientes tanto de republicanos como de demócratas. En su apogeo, las rebeliones afectaron la conciencia de millones de personas en los Estados Unidos. ¡Imagínese si la organización de la gente trabajadora y oprimida hubiera sido suficiente para sostener y expandir las rebeliones indefinidamente!Demócratas no son una amenaza para la supremacía blancaEl otro partido de la clase dominante, los demócratas, ha abandonado casi cualquier pretensión de defender los intereses de los trabajadores. Esto fortalece la supremacía blanca al dar más espacio para que prosperen las ideas más reaccionarias. No se equivoquen: Biden también es un supremacista blanco. La lista de políticas racistas de Biden incluye el Proyecto de Ley contra el Crimen de 1994, que destruyó el bienestar publico en 1996, organizando golpes imperialistas en Honduras y Libia y respaldaba millones de deportaciones mientras era vicepresidente de Barack Obama.Si el Partido Demócrata presta atención a las ideas progresistas, es una maniobra falsa para capturar y desanimar a los movimientos populares. La hostilidad postelectoral movilizada contra socialdemócratas como Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez y Bernie Sanders lo deja en claro.El liderazgo de la labor organizada, al vincularse al Partido Demócrata y rechazar la acción independiente de la clase trabajadora, no ha desafiado seriamente la supremacía blanca. Esto frena el poder de las bases, basadas en el punto de producción, para hacer frente al racismo.Sin embargo, el verano pasado, numerosos sindicatos emitieron un comunicado pidiendo la acción de los trabajadores contra el racismo. (laborforblacklives.org)Este es un gran avance positivo. Ahora el llamado a la acción debe avanzar a la acción real.Necesidad de una conciencia revolucionaria antirracistaEl examen de la base material e ideológica del racismo de los trabajadores blancos explica la fuerza del apoyo de Trump y también plantea cuestiones de estrategia revolucionaria: ¿Pueden los trabajadores blancos desarrollar una conciencia revolucionaria o son irremediablemente racistas y reaccionarios? ¿El aspecto blanco de su identidad domina inevitablemente el aspecto trabajador? De nuevo, veamos las rebeliones de este verano.Las naciones oprimidas dentro de los Estados Unidos se han alzado innumerables veces contra la policía. Pero un aspecto distingue las rebeliones de 2020 de todas las anteriores: la participación de millones de jóvenes blancos, siguiendo el liderazgo de los oprimidos.Este desarrollo radical es el resultado del declive del imperialismo estadounidense. Las migajas con las que la clase dominante compra a los trabajadores blancos se obtienen del trabajo de los trabajadores oprimidos super explotados, tanto dentro de Estados Unidos como en todo el mundo. A medida que se profundiza la crisis de un sistema capitalista insostenible, es cada vez más incapaz de proporcionar esas migajas.Esto produce dos respuestas contradictorias entre los trabajadores blancos. Algunos, preocupados por la pérdida de privilegios en comparación con los trabajadores oprimidos, gravitan hacia posiciones fascistas racistas y anti migrantes. Otros, viendo un futuro más parecido al de los trabajadores oprimidos, se mueven hacia la solidaridad con los más oprimidos. El declive del imperialismo estadounidense crea una mayor reacción y, al mismo tiempo, una mayor base materialista de solidaridad.¡Atrévete a luchar, atrévete a ganar! Nuevamente, la lucha ideológica es clave. Es deber de los revolucionarios, en particular de los revolucionarios blancos, agudizar la creciente conciencia de clase antirracista entre los trabajadores blancos. Sin la intervención de los revolucionarios organizados, el aparato ideológico de la clase dominante siempre impedirá el desarrollo de la solidaridad revolucionaria y antirracista de la clase trabajadora, independientemente de la fuerza de su base material. Los revolucionarios deben construir la unidad de clase sobre la base del compromiso total con la lucha contra el racismo y el reconocimiento de la dirección de los sectores más oprimidos de nuestra clase.Las naciones oprimidas pueden, comprensiblemente, rechazar la organización con trabajadores blancos por completo y elegir un camino separado. La elección de llevar a cabo su lucha como mejor les parezca debe defenderse sobre la base de la autodeterminación. Defender, no oponerse, al derecho de las naciones oprimidas a la autodeterminación construye la unidad.Una evaluación honesta de la conciencia de los trabajadores blancos puede ser desmoralizante, para decirlo a la ligera. Pero haríamos bien en mirar el verano pasado en busca de una pista de lo que es posible. Y debemos recordar que países tan vastos y llenos de contradicciones entre la gente como el Imperio Ruso y la China feudal fueron capaces de construir una unidad revolucionaria y derrocar a sus clases opresoras.Así que marchemos hacia adelante, equipados con un optimismo revolucionario para enfrentar los desafíos que tenemos ante nosotros. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Have you voted for Donegal Railway?

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal Railway Heritage Centre are inviting the public, if they haven’t already, to vote for them in the National Rural Networks Impact campaign.Voting can be done on donegalrailway.com with voting will closing at 6 this evening.Donegal Railway Heritage Centre has been shortlisted in the National Rural Network’s (NRN) Impact campaign to celebrate the impact of the LEADER Programme.The programme has been in operation in Ireland since 1991, on Rural Communities across Ireland.The Museum had received funding for the production of a number of publications, as well as more recently to make up the shortfall in the landmark capital project to bring the famous Donegal steam engine, back to the museum.Entrants to this campaign were asked to prepare a short video detailing the impacts of their LEADER funded projects.The public are invited to vote up until 6pm this evening. The entries with the highest number of votes will be deemed the winners. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ By News Highland – November 23, 2020 Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Have you voted for Donegal Railway? Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleKey meeting takes place on All-Ireland rail service for North WestNext articleNumber of assaults on Gardai increased last year News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Microclimate impacts of passive warming methods in Antarctica: implications for climate change studies

first_imgPassive chambers are used to examine the impacts of summer warming in Antarctica but, so far, impacts occurring outside the growing season, or related to extreme temperatures, have not been reported, despite their potentially large biological significance. In this review, we synthesise and discuss the microclimate impacts of passive warming chambers (closed, ventilated and Open Top Chamber—OTC) commonly used in Antarctic terrestrial habitats, paying special attention to seasonal warming, during the growing season and outside, extreme temperatures and freeze–thaw events. Both temperature increases and decreases were recorded throughout the year. Closed chambers caused earlier spring soil thaw (8–28 days) while OTCs delayed soil thaw (3–13 days). Smaller closed chamber types recorded the largest temperature extremes (up to 20°C higher than ambient) and longest periods (up to 11 h) of above ambient extreme temperatures, and even OTCs had above ambient temperature extremes over up to 5 consecutive hours. The frequency of freeze–thaw events was reduced by ~25%. All chamber types experienced extreme temperature ranges that could negatively affect biological responses, while warming during winter could result in depletion of limited metabolic resources. The effects outside the growing season could be as important in driving biological responses as the mean summer warming. We make suggestions for improving season-specific warming simulations and propose that seasonal and changed temperature patterns achieved under climate manipulations should be recognised explicitly in descriptions of treatment effects.last_img read more