China orders banks to up reserves in bid to stem inflation

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Svenska Spel rolls out Verisec’s ID technology

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Svenska Spel rolls out Verisec’s ID technology Email Address Sweden-facing gambling operator Svenska Spel has launched Verisec’s Freja eID technology as part of an effort to enhance its customer identification processes.Svenska Spel agreed a deal in May to begin using Freja eID and has now integrated the solution across its Svenska Spel Tur and at Svenska Spel Sport & Casino platforms.Customers had previously been referred to a single e-ID, but the introduction of Freja eID will mean that players are no longer locked to a specific login method.Under new laws that came into effect in Sweden in January, licensed operators active in the country are required to use an e-ID to register customers in order to clarify their age and identity.“Most companies that digitise their services put considerable resources on good user experience and to eliminate eventual friction for users who want to access the digital service,” Verisec’s chief executive Johan Henrikson said. “Thus, not keeping users locked to a specific sign-in solution is an important step.“We believe that this is not only positive for the users, we also believe it is a strong competitive factor in that Svenska Spel is the first gaming company with a gaming license that offers its users more than one e-ID.”Svenska Spel has, on numerous occasions, stated its commitment to increasing the protection of its customers. This week, Svenska Spel’s chief executive Patrik Hofbauer declared his support for plans to introduce a ban on select betting markets in Sweden in order to help clamp down on match fixing in sport.The operator this month also published a new report that suggested player protection measures must now be tailored to different age groups, and that mandatory limits are more effective than voluntary in ensuring players can gamble safely. Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Tech & innovation Topics: Tech & innovation 16th October 2019 | By contenteditor Sweden-facing gambling operator Svenska Spel has launched Verisec’s Freja eID technology as part of an effort to enhance its customer identification processes. Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

3 steps I’d take today to buy the best stocks after the coronavirus crash

first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens 3 steps I’d take today to buy the best stocks after the coronavirus crash Image source: Getty Images. 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Buying the best stocks after the recent market crash may seem like an impossible task. After all, it’s currently unclear what the ultimate impact on a range of industries will be following the coronavirus pandemic.However, by focusing your capital on companies with strong track records, sound finances and that operate in sectors with encouraging long-term growth prospects, you may be able to obtain high returns in the coming years.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…Track recordsThe current economic challenges facing many companies and sectors may not follow the exact same pattern as they have done in the past. For example, the last two financial crises were caused by a technology bubble and a banking crisis respectively. The present difficulties are likely to affect a larger range of businesses.However, some companies may be better prepared than others for challenging trading conditions. They may, for example, have outperformed their sector peers in previous economic crises. Buying such companies could be a means of generating relatively strong performance that’s rewarded by a rising stock price. Investor sentiment towards businesses that have strong track records of growth in varied economic conditions may improve at a relatively fast pace. And that could cause their stock prices to make gains.The best stocks with sound financesThe past decade has generally been a strong period for the world economy. Therefore, many businesses with weak balance sheets have been able to survive. But the the world economy is likely to experience a tough period. So many businesses with high debt levels, low interest cover and weak cash flow may be unable to overcome their current difficulties.Therefore, when seeking to buy the best stocks available, investors should focus on the financial strength of a company. Businesses with strong balance sheets may be able to improve on their market position prior to the market crash. That could be achieved by purchasing their rivals at low prices, or by simply filling the void left by weaker peers that don’t survive the challenging outlook.Strong sector growthSome sectors could experience a period of slow growth over a prolonged period. For example, sectors such as retail and travel & leisure could be faced with highly challenging trading conditions if there’s a second wave of coronavirus later in the year.As such, focusing your capital on the sectors with the most attractive long-term growth outlooks could be a shrewd move. Demand for healthcare is likely to rise over the long run as factors such as an aging world population persist. Likewise, technology companies could prove popular as trends over recent years look set to continue.Through investing in the most attractive sectors, you may find it easier to unearth the best stocks currently available. It may not lead to high returns in the short run, but could enhance your financial prospects over the coming years. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Friday, 5th June, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

QBE launches 2012 RFU President’s XV Awards

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 1: Maggie Alphonsi, RFU President Willie Wildash and Joe Worsley pose with 2011 winners during a photocall to launch the QBE Presidents XV awards at Twickenham Stadium on November 1, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images for QBE) Willie Wildash, RFU President said: “It’s a real honour to launch this year’s awards which reward the hard work and innovation which helps grows and sustain our game. From what I have seen over the last five years there have been some great ideas and projects and let’s hope this year follows that trend.”This is the third year that QBE has supported the awards as part of its commitment to the development of the game. Maggie Alphonsi, RFU President Willie Wildash and Joe Worsley help launch the QBE Presidents XV awardsRFU President Willie Wildash, 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Joe Worsley and England star Maggie Alphonsi today joined rugby clubs from across the country at Twickenham Stadium to launch the 2012 RFU President’s XV Awards supported by QBE, the business insurance specialist.Now in their sixth year, the RFU President’s XV Awards identify and reward initiatives that promote the development of rugby at a grassroots level.  The winning club in each of the 15 categories receives £500, with two highly commended projects in each category receiving £100 for their club.The categories cover a range of areas from recruiting volunteers, referees and coaches to developing facilities and driving participation in communities but all entrants must demonstrate outstanding contribution to the development of grassroots rugby through innovative methods and creative thinking.The judging panel consists of RFU President Willie Wildash and also includes Rugby Football Union for Women President Gill Burns, England’s most-capped player Jason Leonard and Sally Rockenbach from QBE, Official Insurance Partner of England Rugby. Elliot Miller, General Manager UK National, QBE European Operations, commented: “QBE is once again proud to support the RFU President’s XV Awards as part of our ongoing commitment to the development of rugby. It is important to recognise and reward efforts of clubs who work hard to improve grassroots rugby. I look forward to hearing how this year’s entrants have come up with innovative ways to develop the sport.”For further details on the President’s XV Awards visit or  The closing date for this season’s awards is 1st February 2012.last_img read more

Prince Charles visits churches as part of his summer tour…

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA July 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm Cymru am byth! Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (1) 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has visited a number of Anglican churches as part of his annual summer tour of the country. The Prince of Wales is a title traditionally – but not always – given to the eldest son and heir of the British Monarch. It is largely ceremonial and carries no constitutional authority. In his tour this year Prince Charles visited two churches in St. David’s Diocese and one in St. Asaph, which has within its churchyard a Yew Tree thought to be 5,000 years old.In St. David’s Diocese, he visited St. Jerome’s Church in Llangwm, near Haverfordwest. Here he saw an award-winning tapestry depicting Llangwm’s links with its historic Flemish past and, along with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, presented an award to parishioner Pam Hunt, whose vision gave rise to the project, in recognize of its imaginative use of digital technology.Full article here. Submit a Press Release Jordan Sakal says: Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Submit a Job Listing Posted Jul 12, 2018 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Anglican Communion Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Prince Charles visits churches as part of his summer tour of Wales Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more

Breaking: 7 Baton Rouge Police Officers Shot

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBaton RougeShooting Previous article4 Things Emergency Room Physicians Wish You KnewNext articleMinisterial Alliance Schedules Events to Condemn Violence Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From CNN reportsAt least seven officers were injured and at least three of them are feared dead in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.Police received a call of “suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle,” the source said. When police arrived, the man opened fire.The remaining officers are hospitalized in critical condition, the source said.Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, said authorities were still trying to get a handle on the situation, but added, “The count is three officers dead possibly.”The victims may include police officers and sheriff’s deputies.“There is still an active scene. They are investigating,” he said. “Right now we are trying to get our arms around everything.”The shooter is believed to be down as well, Holden said. “Everything is moving fast and I have not been able to verify everything,” he said.This shooting comes only 12 days after Alton Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge Police officers during an altercation in which police attempted to disarm him. Sterling’s funeral was Friday. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name herecenter_img Report: “Three feared dead; shooter believed to be down too”Breaking News:Update 12:15PM: From The New York Times and Baton Rouge AdvocateThe police were responding Sunday to a shooting in Baton Rouge, La., that left at least three officers seriously wounded, Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, said.The Baton Rouge Advocate reported that two officers had died, citing William Daniel, the city-parish’s chief administrative officer.Sgt. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge police spokesman, said he could not confirm the number of officers who had been shot. He said that the shooting scene had been “contained.”Mr. Holden said reports of an active shooter in the vicinity of the Hammond Aire Plaza on Airline Highway came in around 9 a.m. Authorities blocked a road after police officers were shot in Baton Rouge on Sunday. CreditJoe Penney/Reuters“Then people responded like they normally would,” he said. “And when they got there, this person was still firing at officers and unfortunately some have been wounded.”Mark Clements, who lives near the shopping center, said he was in his backyard when he heard shots ring out.“I heard probably 10 to 12 gunshots go off,” he said in a telephone interview. “We heard a bunch of sirens and choppers and everything since then.”Protests have been held along Airline Highway, which also runs in front of Police Headquarters, since the police shooting of Alton Sterling on July 5. At about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the road was closed in both directions, The Baton Rouge Advocate reported.Images and video posted to social media showed a large presence of police vehicles along the road.A local broadcaster, WAFB, broadcast video of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, where wounded officers had been transported, on lockdown. View image on Twitter. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

AP House / MVN Arquitectos

first_imgArchitects: MVN Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project AP House / MVN ArquitectosSave this projectSaveAP House / MVN Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMVN ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlmeríaHousesSpainPublished on April 30, 2014Cite: “AP House / MVN Arquitectos” 30 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses 2012 Spain Projects Photographs CopyHouses•Almería, Spain Photographs:  Courtesy of MVN ArquitectosCollaborators:María PascualTechnical Architect:Federico Alonso CayuelaConsultants:3D3, estructuras e instalacionesConstruction:Progall ObrasLandscape Architect:Ana García MasóArchitect In Charge:Diego Varela de Ugarte, Emilio Medina GarcíaCity:AlmeríaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of MVN ArquitectosText description provided by the architects. A terrace was created which allowed us to open up the views overlooking the sea on one side and mountains on the other. We located the building at the edge of the northern boundary at the highest viewpoint as the southern part was very steep. From this position we designed a floor layout that allowed us to enjoy the double prospect of the building and at the same time taking maximum advantage of what the site has to offer.Save this picture!Courtesy of MVN ArquitectosThe overall form of the building has a base element which is made of stone, this provides the living areas of the house, whilst the three cubic white elements above, represent the more private areas.Save this picture!Courtesy of MVN ArquitectosThe entrance is situated in the northeast corner, where is located a staircase blend with the garden that leads us to the ground floor, two meters above street level. The access to the house is protected by a big cantilever corresponding to the room’s volume in the first floor. Inside, a glass enclosed courtyard defines the area of the living quarters on all four sides. The living room faces southeast and is open to the swimming pool in the foreground and the sea in the distance. The kitchen-dining area faces southwest and opens out onto the mountainside and the guest bedroom faces northeast and has views of a secluded garden, whilst the main entrance faces northeast.Save this picture!Courtesy of MVN ArquitectosA staircase supported by the patio limits, take us to the top floor. Here is the corridor faced onto the living room that distributes among the main bedroom and the children bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The same staircase leads us to the basement, where it starts the patio which both lights and ventilates the interior areas. The building facilities are centralized in this floor, as well as the pantry, the garden storeroom and the garage. It can be reached from the street practically at level. On the top floor, the bedrooms are located in two independent blocks. In an attempt to harmonise the building within the landscape, stepped terraces have been incorporated to the immediate area around the house. Green areas are interspersed with pavement to generate pleasant spaces.Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanThe geometry of the building itself creates shaded areas which are so important in this climate, and together with the vegetation they provide a cool and attractive environment. The vegetation chosen for the garden is based on low-maintenance native species such as carob, mastic, olive or orange.                                  Save this picture!Courtesy of MVN ArquitectosProject gallerySee allShow lessWine Tasting Room Le Monde / Alessandro IsolaSelected ProjectsArchitectural Photographers: José CamposInterviews Share 2012 ArchDaily Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of MVN Arquitectos+ 35 Share Year:  Area:  408 m² Area:  408 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project AP House / MVN Arquitectos “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Trustee Act one month away

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 January 2001 | News  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Trustee Act one month away Advertisement The new Trustee Act comes into force on 1st February. The new Act has been welcomed by the Association of Charitable Foundations, but it imposes new responsibilities on trustees.Read Countdown to the Trustee Act by Nicola Hill at SocietyGuardian. read more

Centennial of the Seattle General Strike

first_imgFrom Feb. 6 to 11, 1919, some 60,000 workers, led by 35,000 shipyard workers, shut down Seattle — population 300,000 — in a general strike. The strike was in solidarity with the Russian Revolution of 1917, which, along with the Chinese Revolution of 1950, was one of the great watershed revolutions of the 20th century.General strikes had already taken place in St. Louis in 1877 and New Orleans in 1892. The Seattle general strike was the most organized, with 110 union locals participating.Industrial Workers of the WorldAt the height of the industrial revolution, militants and labor radicals founded the Industrial Workers of the World in 1905 to represent all workers, including im/migrant and workers of all nationalities and genders, for industrial unionism and against capitalism. It demanded that workers receive the fruits of their labor. The IWW struck at Lawrence, Mass., in 1912, when thousands of immigrant women garment workers united and fought to victory against poverty wages.The “Wobblies” were involved in big struggles in Grays Harbor County on Washington’s Pacific Coast. They fought a successful free-speech battle there in 1911 and 1912 and overturned a ban on radical speakers in the lumber town of Aberdeen. IWW workers then struck between March and May of 1912 in mills all across Western Washington. Great gains were made against low wages. Thousands joined the IWW during and after this struggle.In 1916, in the mill town of Everett near Seattle, several thousand shingle weavers held out against the shingle mills in a beleaguered five-month strike. The IWW came to the their aid by holding free-speech street meetings in the face of arrests and other heavy repression.On Nov. 5, 1916, two solidarity ships full of bold and courageous IWW workers sailed from Seattle to Everett. Just before the ship Verona arrived at the Everett dock, shots rang out from two covered piers full of the bosses’ armed thugs. Eleven IWW workers were murdered and 31 wounded.Everett was the most bloody confrontation with striking workers in the Northwest. But all IWW mass organizing was met with mass jailings, beatings and defamation of workers in the bosses’ news media — which only stiffened the workers’ determination. Admiration for the great solidarity of the worker-martyrs at Everett helped lead to the Seattle General Strike.In 1917, 50,000 loggers in the Northwest went on strike for the 8-hour day and to win bedding in bunkhouses in lumber camps. The loggers, who were called bindlestiffs because they carried their bedding on their backs in bindles, worked in hazardous and unsanitary conditions. The army was called out against them.Despite this, the loggers won the 8-hour day and bunkhouse bedding and celebrated by throwing their bindles into big bonfires. They came out of the woods singing a new song for labor — “Solidarity Forever!”End of WWI brings class struggle homeSeattle shipyard workers, under very regimented, dangerous conditions, had built 26 percent of the U.S. World War I fleet. But they were under a wage freeze during World War I. The Shipbuilding Labor Adjustment Board in Washington, D.C., had control over wages. It was called the Macy Board after its director, V. Everit Macy. The shipyard workers’ main grievance was their low wages — only $4.16 a day — which were kept low by the rulings of the Macy Board for the benefit of the yard bosses. But prices began going up and, with many workers moving into the crowded city for jobs in the shipyards, the landlords jacked up the rents.The end of World War I, Nov. 11, 1918, now celebrated as Armistice Day, brought much rejoicing and helped bring the class struggle home to the U.S. The mutiny of the armed soldiers and sailors of Germany had brought down the German Kaiser. The German Social Democrats supported them and the workers almost overthrew capitalism. (see WW, Oct. 18; in Seattle closely followed world events affecting their class. There were at least 52 working class/radical newspapers in Washington state between 1898 and 1920. Seattle had a daily newspaper, the Seattle Union Record, which bent toward socialism and was the mouthpiece of organized labor under the Seattle Central Labor Council. It had a daily circulation of 50,000 to 100,000 during these years.In November 1918, the Seattle shipyard workers, under the Metal Trades Council, reacted quickly to the end of the WWI strike ban and ratified a strike vote. There were 35,000 workers in the Seattle yards, in about 20 union locals under the MTC.Hulet Wells gives a description of the Skinner & Eddy yard: There were “boilermakers, drillers, reamers, blacksmiths, machinists, electricians, carpenters, molders and painters. … In the shops were blast furnaces, giant shears, punch presses and table rolls. Boilers reverberated, planers screamed, white hot rods were rammed into bolt machines. … It was Dante’s Inferno and Chaplin’s Modern Times all in one.”Strike!On Jan. 16, 1919, the workers’ MTC entered negotiations with the yard bosses for long-overdue wage increases, especially for the low-paid laborers. But bargaining broke down after an intercepted telegram from the Emergency Fleet Corporation, which said the yards would get no steel if any pay increases were given. The 35,000 MTC workers struck the shipyards on Jan. 21, with another 15,000 in Tacoma.Now the complete intransigence of the bosses moved the workers in the direction of a general strike. A leaflet showing a worker pushing a capitalist into a coffin showed up across the city and even around the country. It said “Russia Did It” — a spin-off of the slogan “The Yanks Did It” for a WWI Victory Bond drive.The Seattle Central Labor Council was made up of 110 union locals representing 65,000 workers — half of them shipyard workers already on strike. The CLC had strong flanks from the socialists and the IWW.A Jan. 22 meeting of the CLC was packed to the rafters, and the question of the general strike was cheered forward by the workers against any opposition. Favorable general strike votes were taken in the next several days by nearly all union locals.On Feb. 2, a meeting of representatives from all the unions set the general strike date for Feb. 6. A Committee of 15 was chosen to plan the organization of the strike.The immediate issue was how to run a city without capitalist production and distribution — how to provide and manage the necessities of life for the working class. Essential services such as light and power, fire protection, hospitals and food distribution had to be planned. Organized labor had cooperative relations with farmers through the State Grange, a farmers’ association.How about the aims and duration of the strike? This question was taken up in a way by Anna Louise Strong, the editorial page editor of the Seattle Union Record, who wrote that labor not only would shut down industry, but could reopen more and more industries “under its own management.” She also said that workers were starting on a road that leads “no one knows where.” This shocked the daylights out of the bosses.On Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., the general strike began. It was a Seattle and Tacoma general strike, with 20,000 striking in Tacoma. All the streetcars and trucks headed for the barns, and all activity in the city ceased. Some 65,000 union workers struck, but with many sympathetic non-union workers also striking or unable to get to work, there could have been 100,000 staying home. There were also 5,000 to 10,000 striking coal miners in districts east of Seattle.Labor set up 21 cafeterias serving meals for 25 cents to unionists and 35 cents to others. Milk was provided for babies at 35 milk stations. Linen and fuel was delivered to hospitals under the authorization of the General Strike Committee. The Japanese Labor Association, comprising hotel and restaurant workers, struck in sympathy with a labor movement that had never recognized them.The Labor War Veterans Guards, under the General Strike Committee, patrolled the city to prevent any provocations against the strike. But the threat to public safety came from 1,500 troops brought in from nearby Camp Lewis, who set up machine gun nests at intersections. Instead of urging workers to stay home, it would have been powerful for the General Strike Committee to call out the masses of labor in demonstrations.Labor advancesThe great strike lasted five working days until Tuesday, Feb. 11, at noon. The workers had won nothing from the federal government, but were satisfied they had shown solidarity. It was a great demonstration of the growing power of labor against the bosses, who were rabid in their attacks. It was a demonstration of labor’s ability to run and manage society, and also a show of solidarity with the Russian Revolution, as it grew to become a Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.In October 1919 a shipment of crates labelled “sewing machines” came to the Seattle port. Suspicious longshore workers “accidentally” dropped a crate on the dock. Out came rifles from Remington Arms bound for counterrevolutionary Admiral Alexander Kolchak, who led the White Movement against the Russian Revolution. The longshore workers refused to load the cargo, and the Central Labor Council backed them up. Such was the spirit of proletarian internationalism in Seattle and among the working class in many places during and after the Russian Revolution.Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson was whipped into a rage against the Reds, and even toured the country giving speeches on Americanism versus Bolshevism.Possibly influenced by Seattle’s strike, a six-week general strike broke out in Winnipeg, Canada, from May Day, May 1, until mid-June. This general strike involved 30,000 workers — virtually the entire working class of Winnipeg. Sympathy strikes were called in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and all across Canada, and the ruling class was so shaken that they responded with bloody violence.The Seattle general strike and all the organizing during that period helped labor move to a higher level during the 1930s. Under the labor movement, the pension leagues and the Washington Pension Union fought for and won a $50 state pension for workers. This helped force the federal government to implement Social Security for retirees and others.Sources: “Revolution in Seattle” by Harvey O’Connor and The Canadian Encyclopedia.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hoosiers Attend NCGA New Leaders Program

first_img Facebook Twitter In the program, the participants learned how to enhance communications depending on personality traits, used improv techniques to learn to communicate better, mastered top social media tools and learned the importance of conversation and dialogue from representatives of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. They also learned about the work of sponsoring organizations NCGA and DuPont. Hoosiers Attend NCGA New Leaders Program In July, they will travel to Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington, D.C., as the program takes more of a policy-oriented focus. They will attend NCGA’s action team meetings and Corn Congress sessions, as well as take part in Capitol Hill visits with their state delegations. In the meantime, they have a myriad of opportunities to get involved at the state and national level as effective advocates for American agriculture. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosiers Attend NCGA New Leaders Programcenter_img Those who came to the first session were 32 participants from 16 states: Brandon Dillard, Alabama; John Lee, Arkansas; Alex Harrell, Georgia; Jason and Kate Danner, Illinois; Colton and Jill Ringel and Christopher and Ashley Hudson, Indiana; Kyle and Jenna Ramsey and Casey and Katie Schleusner, Iowa; Lowell and Krystale Neitzel, Kansas; Michael and Megan Buckman, Kentucky; Jason McConnachie and Tony Kubik, Michigan; Brian and Secely Lehman, Missouri; David and Jana Jobman, Nebraska; Michael Howlett and Carly Metzger, New York; Cody Sloan, Oklahoma; Thomas DuRant, South Carolina; Derek Giffin, Tennessee; and Jordan and Ashley Pool and Cole and Kyla Hamilton, Texas. The participants of the 2015 class of the NCGA DuPont New Leaders Program kicked off their involvement this week in Des Moines, where they learned how to better tell their ag story and got a deeper education in industry involvement. “I was really happy to meet this dedicated group of growers new to industry involvement,” said National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Rob Elliott, an Illinois grower who attended the session and was able to spend time getting to know the growers. “These men and women are especially eager to help move American agriculture forward and communicate its importance to those who are removed from farming by a few generations. I look forward to seeing them get more engaged in leadership – and I thank DuPont for its strong support of this program.” Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleUS Ethanol Production Down Last Week Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jan 28, 2015 SHARElast_img read more