Housing market “stuck in a rut”

first_img Share More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.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.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp UK mortgage lending remained unchanged last month as the housing market is “stuck in a rut”, according to lenders.February’s gross lending figure of an estimated £9.5bn was almost identical to January’s £9.475 bn, according to new data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).“This is going to be a challenging year for households and the housing markets,” said Bob Pannell, chief economist at CML.The CML does not anticipate much relief in next week’s Budget, Pannell explained.Housing market figures remain unchanged despite the seasonal pick-up in house purchase demand over recent weeks.There was a lull at the start of 2010 following the expiry of the stamp duty concession at the close of 2009.Although lending is weak overall, stronger remortgage activity has continued into the early months of 2011. John Dunne Housing market “stuck in a rut” center_img Friday 18 March 2011 6:58 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Demings honored by National Association of Black Women in Construction

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) honored US Representative Val Demings at the First Annual Florida Classic Weekend Legislative Breakfast last Saturday at the Citrus Club in Orlando. Demings, a two-term member of Congress from the 10th Congressional District of Florida, which includes Apopka, is being honored for her continuous support of the organization and community on a local and national level, according to the news release provided by the NABWIC. The capacity crowd at the event got a twofer as Orange County Mayor-Elect Jerry Demings was in attendance, as well as Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and Orange County District 2 Commissioner Rod Love.Orange County District 2 Commissioner Rod Love Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Congresswoman Demings rendered a heartfelt speech to the crowd and emphasized on working together and acknowledging the fact that we as prosperous individuals did not get to this point on our own. We have to come together as a team and get the job done. Congresswoman Demings. was honored for her continuous support to the community and NABWIC,  on a local and national level.  The event was hosted by NABWIC leadership Mina Robinson.The NABWIC is a Florida-based, Not-For-Profit organization, formed in 1991 to address the unique challenges of black women in the construction industry.  Its mission is to champion and empower women in the construction and related industries to reach their full potential, and to represent the voice of black women in construction in both government and industry arenas.Apopka Mayor Bryan NelsonNABWIC operates under the leadership and direction of its founder, Mrs. Ann McNeill, and is governed by a national board of directors comprised of women and men who are entrepreneurs and who are actively engaged in construction-related trades and industries.With over eight chapters and areas throughout the country, NABWIC provides a forum for its members to meet and exchange information, ideas, and solutions on a local level within specific geographical areas such as Florida, Georgia, New York, Michigan, and Texas.  On a national level, the NABWIC provides opportunities for its members to come together around three national events: National Industry Day held in Washington DCNational Congressional Black Caucus Reception and Mid-Year Meeting in Washington DCNational Annual Meeting (rotated throughout the states)NABWIC offers members an opportunity to expand personal and business networks, maintain awareness of industry developments, improve skills and knowledge, and make a contribution to other women in the construction industry. Please enter your comment! TAGSDistrict 2 Orange County Commissioner Rod LoveNational Association of Black Women in ConstructionRep. Val Demings Previous articleWebsite Enhancement Makes Getting Required Forms EasierNext articlePresidential Proclamation – Roosevelt calls for a day of Thanksgiving Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Super Bowl LIII and the soul of Atlanta

first_img Please enter your name here Black History MonthBy Derrick P. Alridge, University of VirginiaAs a historian who studies W.E.B. Du Bois – and as someone who once lived in nearby Athens, Georgia – I’m struck by the significance of Atlanta hosting the Super Bowl at this moment in the country’s history.When Du Bois lived in Atlanta in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was a place of both opportunity and peril for blacks. During the civil rights era, it headquartered the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, while serving as a base for black student activism. Today, many view it as America’s “Black Mecca.” It has a solid black middle and upper class, possesses a vibrant soul and hip-hop music scene and serves as a base of black political power.Atlanta hosting the Super Bowl, however, creates an undeniable paradox.Over the past few seasons, the NFL has found itself grappling with the issue of whether to allow its players to protest the killings of unarmed black men and women by kneeling during the national anthem. The league has made clear that it doesn’t support players’ right to protest, and many of the Americans who cheer for these players every Sunday object to those same players standing up against the racial inequalities that persist in American life.While much of the focus of Sunday’s game will be on the pageantry and competition, I think it’s worth reflecting on how Atlanta evolved into the city it is today, the forces that threaten its progress, and how hosting the Super Bowl symbolizes this tension.Two Atlantas, two warring idealsIn 1897, Du Bois came to Atlanta to establish a center of social scientific research at Atlanta University. During this time in Du Bois’ life, Atlanta was ground zero for America’s racial tensions. It was strictly segregated and subject to Jim Crow laws, and 241 blacks were lynched in Georgia between 1888 and 1903.In 1899, Du Bois lost his infant son, Burghardt, to diphtheria, a bacterial infection. Du Bois believed Burghardt died from a lack of prompt treatment because white doctors in Atlanta would not treat black patients. That same year, a black man named Sam Hose was brutally lynched in nearby Newnan, Georgia, after being accused of raping a white woman.W.E.B. Du Bois’ feelings about Atlanta alternated between hope and despair.National Portrait GalleryThese two events tremendously influenced Du Bois, his relationship with Atlanta, and his understanding of race in America. In 1903, he published “The Souls of Black Folk,” in which he declared, “the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color-line.”Du Bois foresaw a future in which black Americans would endure the “psychic tension” of living in a society that encouraged them to be Americans yet condemned them to second-class citizenship.“One ever feels his two-ness,” he wrote, “an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”Following the book’s publication, Du Bois continued to face challenges in Atlanta. In 1906, riots broke out after a local paper published rumors of black men raping white women. In response, Du Bois penned the poem “A Litany of Atlanta,” petitioning God for understanding and intervention.“A city lay in travail, God our Lord, and from her loins sprang twin Murder and Black Hate,” he wrote.Despite his grief, Du Bois held out hope that Atlanta, the “city of a hundred hills,” could become a beacon of greater democracy.Of Atalanta and golden applesIn “The Souls of Black Folk,” Du Bois also draws on Greek mythology to recount the legend of the “winged maiden” Atalanta, who, disinclined to marry, says she will only marry a man who can beat her in a foot race. When a suitor, Hippomenes, challenges Atalanta, he lures her off course with three golden apples. Atalanta’s greed costs her the race and she is forced to marry Hippomenes.The story is a cautionary one. For Du Bois, Atlanta had the potential to be a great city. But if it worshiped materialism and chased wealth, it too would suffer the curse of Atalanta. Instead of reaching for golden apples, Du Bois encouraged Atlanta to establish and support universities that promote democratic ideals of “truth,” “freedom” and “broad humanity,” while striving to “Teach thinkers to think.”In many ways, Atlanta has lived up to Du Bois’ dreams for the city. Today, it is home to the vibrant Atlanta University Center Consortium, which comprises Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse, Spelman and Morehouse School of Medicine; Atlanta, along with Washington, D.C., is considered by Forbes as the best U.S. city economically for blacks; and Keisha Lance Bottoms serves as the city’s seventh consecutive black mayor.Yet, as historian Maurice Hobson has pointed out, Atlanta also has a large percentage of its black population living in poverty. At certain points over the past five years, 80 percent of black children in Atlanta resided in poverty-ridden communities and unemployment among blacks has been as high as 22 percent.There is still work to be done, and golden apples can be tempting. According to the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Super Bowl will reportedly have a US$400 million economic impact on the city. While attracting revenue can be beneficial, the city has already lost of some its legacy as a result of development.In fact, the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be held, sits on the grounds of the historic Friendship and Mount Vernon Baptist churches – a symbol of how the forces of development can silence history and wipe out communities.Police on horseback patrol the parking lot of Mercedes-Benz Stadium ahead of Super Bowl LIII.AP Photo/David GoldmanWhat to watch forDu Bois’ ideas in “The Souls of Black Folk” provide a framework for understanding the complexities of the Super Bowl taking place in Atlanta.While black players are lauded for their on-field accomplishments, the harsh criticism they receive for peacefully protesting racial inequality creates the double consciousness Du Bois so eloquently described. It raises, again, a question Du Bois famously posed: “How does it feel to be a problem? I answer seldom a word.”Will the Super Bowl organizers showcase Atlanta’s civil rights history, or gloss over it? Will they bring attention to the city’s rich legacy of peacefully protesting racial injustice? I’m not getting my hopes up.A man paints a mural on a building near the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta as part of a program to highlight Atlanta’s civil rights legacy.AP Photo/John BazemoreAs I watch the halftime show, I will appreciate singer Rihanna’s refusal to participate; I’ll also be thinking about Jay-Z’s decision not to perform at last year’s Super Bowl, reportedly in support of players’ peaceful protests.Despite the paradox of hosting the Super Bowl, the city does seem to understand that this is an important opportunity to provide the nation with a teachable moment.Last year, city officials launched an initiative to paint murals around the city to commemorate the civil rights movement in the months leading up to the Super Bowl. In addition, the NAACP and other civil rights groups will hold a protest on the day before the Super Bowl.I hope that this tradition will continue – that, in the long run, Atlanta will resist the temptation to be enticed by Hippomenes’ golden apples, that it will bring attention to racial injustices by advocating for “truth,” “freedom” and “humanity.”Derrick P. Alridge, Professor of Education, University of VirginiaThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Previous articleFlu activity increases nationwideNext articleAAA offers Tow-to-Go program on Super Bowl weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! 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Knockraha / T O B Architect

first_imgSave this picture!© Oliver Smith Share Houses Area:  52 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Knockraha / T O B Architect Knockraha / T O B ArchitectSave this projectSaveKnockraha / T O B Architect 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876598/knockraha-t-o-b-architect Clipboard Thomas O’Brien Lead Architects: Ireland CopyHouses, Renovation•Knockraha, Ireland Photographs:  Oliver Smith Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/876598/knockraha-t-o-b-architect Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Manufacturers: Velfac, VMZINC Save this picture!© Oliver SmithText description provided by the architects. The starting point for this project is a problematic suburban type house without merit, that has been dropped on a green field site without consideration of its context.Save this picture!© Oliver SmithThe extension seeks to address this by totally refurbishing the ground floor of the house and extending it in length to create a series of enfilade rooms.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe extension then turns right to create an external sheltered patio and a garden shed beyond, so that the site is divided by an L shaped configuration. The external elevation of this is given to the road as a long elevation like a traditional Irish farmyard. The ‘inside’ of the L is offered to the southwest and the more favorable aspect and view over the surrounding farmland.Save this picture!© Oliver SmithThe extension is constructed of concrete block with expressed rough concrete beams onto which a larch roof structure is tied. A continuous roof light runs the length of the extension roof, which is finished in blue colored zinc.Save this picture!© Oliver SmithSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Oliver SmithI wanted to make the project lighthearted; the roof is deliberately odd, walls are allowed to extend out at the corners to form spaces for leaning or planting things, the wet areas are tiled in fossilized Irish limestone, and the color yellow is used extensively to reflect the Australian clients sunnier origins.Save this picture!© Oliver SmithProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Glass Centre / Philippe Samyn and PartnersSelected ProjectsEzra Lemarpe Medical Rehabilitation Center / Weinstein Vaadia ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: T O B Architect Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Projects ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeT O B ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationKnockrahaIrelandPublished on July 28, 2017Cite: “Knockraha / T O B Architect” 28 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Maziar Brick House / Naghshe Khak Architectural Group

first_img Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918873/maziar-brick-house-naghshe-khak-architectural-group Clipboard Maziar Brick House / Naghshe Khak Architectural Group Maziar Brick House / Naghshe Khak Architectural GroupSave this projectSaveMaziar Brick House / Naghshe Khak Architectural Group Projects ArchDaily Iran Save this picture!© Vahid Joudi+ 41Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Naghshe Khak Architectural Group Area Area of this architecture project Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Farid Ebrahimi – Pedram Shaygancenter_img CopyHouses•Royan, Iran ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918873/maziar-brick-house-naghshe-khak-architectural-group Clipboard Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Robert McNeel & Associates, Sahand Varamimn Houses Lead Architects: Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodesk3DS Max – 3D Design SoftwareRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareClients:Omid ShayganEngineering:Pedram shaygan, Sheida KouhestanLandscape:Sheida KouhestanDesign Team:Naghshe Khak Architectural GroupCity:RoyanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Vahid JoudiText description provided by the architects. The project is located on an area of 250 square meters in a coastal complex with different owners and vacant lands in the city of “Royan”.Save this picture!© Vahid JoudiThe employer, as one of the main owners, was looking for a plan to create a pattern and background in the complex. A land near the entrance to the complex was dedicated to the project not only to provide the intended functions, but also to serve as a seasonal residence villa and a model for the future structure of the complex as well as displaying the employer’s interest in using bricks in frontal part of the complex.Save this picture!© Vahid JoudiConsidering the history of cooperation with the employer in the construction of the rustic projects; This time, the employer referred to us seeking a new combination of materials such as brick, metal, wood, and glass. The employer desired to display a unique and expandable building at the entrance of the complex with pieces of materials such as brick.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!First floor planAt first, the main stain of the building was created by separating private and public functions with a bridge which interconnected them and by inserting voids in the main sitting room as well as assigning a terrace on the roof due to lack of space on the land.Save this picture!© Vahid JoudiLater, the main facade was covered with large glass textures in order to maximize the connection between the interior and exterior, providing visibility, lighting, and transparency.Save this picture!© Vahid JoudiNow, by adding brick textures to the glass, we have made adjustments to the transparency and harmony in the facade of the building.Save this picture!© Vahid JoudiWe were able to install heavy bricks on glass surfaces by using dry stone techniques and control the brick textures on the main structure in order to have a demonstration of brick suspended surfaces on the glass, besides creating different indoor and outdoor spaces, light play and shadows. By this mean, we are able to challenge the definition of heavy and light in the viewer’s mind, also make him observe and admire the building.Save this picture!© Vahid JoudiThe connection between the interior and exterior was also considered as a matter in the design, due to the transparency of the building; Relying on materials such as wood, stone and iron, we tried to provide the right combination of materials between the interior and exterior. Moreover, we benefited from elements such as fireplaces and stairs to create the appropriate visual connection.Save this picture!© Vahid JoudiProject gallerySee allShow lessDengfenglai Guest House / ZX STUDIOSelected ProjectsSEEING Jewelry Store / Pures DesignSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Vahid Joudi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Photographs CopyAbout this officeNaghshe Khak Architectural GroupOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRoyanIranPublished on June 14, 2019Cite: “Maziar Brick House / Naghshe Khak Architectural Group” 13 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Habitat receives major corporate backing

first_img Howard Lake | 31 May 2005 | News Habitat receives major corporate backing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Habitat for Humanity has received corporate support from a range of businesses for its long term housing plans in Ireland.HFH works with families and volunteers to construct affordable housing for people on low incomes. EBS Building Society has agreed to provide non profit mortgages to the families involved with HFH which will free up capital for the organisation and give them the freedom to pursue other projects in Ireland. Advertisementcenter_img  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis EBS’s association with HFH will be for the long term. Other corporate backers of the project include Vodafone Ireland Foundation, Cork based builder Bowen Construction, Century Homes, PMI Mortgage Insurance Company and the PA Foundation. 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.last_img read more

Irish Fundraising Awards deadline approaches

first_imgIrish Fundraising Awards deadline approaches Organisations and fundraisers have only until 1 September to complete their nominations for the Irish Fundraising Awards.Awards will be given under three categories – fundraiser of the year, fundraising campaign of the year and best community/volunteer fundraiser of the year.The awards have been established to give recognition to the profession of fundraising in Ireland and to recognise exceptional achievement within the fundraising community. All nominations are marked against the published criteria on the awards website by a panel of impartial judges. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 August 2009 | News Nominations can be made by all fundraisers, charitable organisations and interested parties. Self-nomination by an organisation is also possible in the case of the ‘Campaign of the Year’ category only. Applicants can make as many nominations as they wish and there is no charge to make a nomination.Any organisation, which has a CHY number in Ireland, and which is independently governed, or any individual who works with such an organisation (paid or unpaid as the case may be, depending on the category) may win an award. Organisations which have CHY numbers, but which are not completely independent of the state are ineligible to be nominated.www.fundraisingawards.iecenter_img Tagged with: Awards Ireland  26 total views,  2 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Changing the narrative in Lansing, Mich.

first_imgOn May 7, a breath of fresh air entered Lansing, Mich., the first since ultrarightist gangs — with the blessing of the Trump administration — held an armed demonstration and invaded the State Capitol April 30. To justify such brazen aggression, the Capitol assaulters hid behind the Second Amendment — the “right to bear arms.”The gangs — some carrying Confederate flags along with their assault weapons — attempted to frighten Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer into forcing workers to go back to their jobs despite the lack of precautions and protections.The fascist provocation aroused a calm but dramatic response. Six people — four men, two women; five African American, one Latinx — provided an armed escort for Black woman legislator, Sarah Anthony, when she entered the Capitol on May 7. Their action lifted the spirits of antiracists throughout the United States.Anthony is the first African American elected to Michigan’s State House of Representatives from the 68th District, which includes part of Lansing. She welcomed the escort. Of the racist demonstrators of April 30, she said, “They were there to threaten us. Not to prove a point or make a statement.” (WILX, May 7)Michael Lynn, a firefighter who spoke for the Black and Brown Second Amendment Advocates, the group escorting Anthony, said that the aim of his group was to change the narrative. While this struggle is far from over, Lynn’s group has already accomplished this aim.Before the defense group’s action, Trumpites, racists and the most right-wing elements of the ruling class used the armed fascists to try to impose a reactionary, antiworking-class program. The fascists pushed elected state governments to accelerate the end of the COVID-19 lockdown, using the threat of arms to impose the bosses’ schedule. Local and state police did nothing to stop them.This was far from the first time in U.S. history that the capitalist ruling class and its state power unleashed fascist or racist groups to use force to rob the working class and oppressed peoples of their rights. (See May 7 WW editorial: “Fascists do dirty work for bosses” at workers.org.)By their modest, defensive and yet heroic action, the six people in Lansing — seven including Rep. Anthony — showed the people of the U.S. one powerful way to counter fascist gangs. It is the other side of racist U.S. history, like Rob Williams’ armed NAACP chapter fighting the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina, like the Deacons for Defense and Justice, like the Black Panthers standing up to racist police. Like all who were willing to smash racism — in the words of Malcolm X, “by any means necessary.”This struggle is only beginning. Antiracists around the U.S. of all nationalities should unequivocally support the right of people like the Black, Brown and Indigenous Second Amendment Advocates to defend themselves and their representatives against anyone who threatens them.And take any action that is needed to thank them — for changing the narrative.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Baseball defeats UT-Arlington 3-2 in rare “balk-off”

first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall ReddIt The Frogs were jubilant after their come from behind win. Photo by Jack Wallace Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Previous articleDonation drive plans to help orphanages in ChinaNext articleHoroscope: April 3, 2019 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printThe Frogs were jubilant after their come-from-behind win. Photo by Jack WallaceOne fan noticed Andrew Gross’s balk before everyone else. His yell reverberated through a tense Lupton Stadium crowd before anyone realized what had happened. Moments later, Hunter Wolfe was stepping on home plate and finishing off the Horned Frogs’ comeback in one of the most unusual ways possible. The balk gave TCU a 3-2 win over UT-Arlington and marked their second ninth inning comeback of the season. Two quick outs in the bottom of the ninth brought backup catcher Zach Humphreys to the plate with the Horned Frogs trailing 2-1. Humphreys found himself down 0-2 in the count against Gross, who has recorded more strikeouts than hits given up this season. Down to his last strike, Humphreys watched three straight balls and then fouled off two more pitches before connecting for a single to right. “Humphreys’ at-bat down 0-2 was awesome. Just amazing,” TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “That’s one of the best closers in the country if you look at his numbers”Wolfe scored the game’s winning run. Photo by Jack WallaceLeadoff hitter Hunter Wolfe would follow Humphreys and also found himself down to his final strike. He would foul off two pitches before knocking a single to right and advancing Humphreys to third. “We’re never out of the game,” he said. “You saw that this weekend, we’re never going to be out of the game.”In total, the Frogs would see their potential last pitch 11 times. Now with runners on first and third, senior Josh Watson came to the plate and hit a double down the left field line, scoring Humphreys and tying the game at 2. The Mavericks walked Jake Guenther, bringing Austin Henry to the plate with a chance to win it for the Frogs. But he wouldn’t get the chance to, as Gross balked before his first pitch and sent Wolfe home for the game’s winning run. The excitement of the balk-off victory!!! #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/y608aDZBFs— TCU Baseball (@TCU_Baseball) April 3, 2019 “I’ve never seen it and I’ve never been a part of it,” Wolfe said about a game ending in a balk. “It was awesome.”Entering the ninth, TCU had been unable to piece together consistent offense and had a few unforced errors that allowed the Mavericks to take the lead. The Frogs finished with 13 hits, but only two of them had come consecutively entering the ninth. Mavericks starter Drew Gooch, who played for TCU for two seasons before transferring, gave up no earned runs and struck out two in 5.2 innings. The Frogs employed a pitching by committee approach Tuesday, with seven guys in total taking the mound. Photo by Jack Wallace“He had a great changeup,” Schlossnagle said. “Threw his breaking ball just enough, his fastball 87-90. They found themselves a really good starting pitcher.”Schlossnagle said he was envious of the quality pitching that Gooch is providing the Mavericks, something he thinks his team in lacking in. “I’ll tell you what, I’d take him right now,” he said. “The kind of quality innings that he’s going to give their team throughout the year, we need somebody to do the same thing.”UTA pulled ahead 2-1 in the seventh after Zac Cook scored on a passed ball. Cook had singled earlier in the inning and advanced around the bases after three unforced errors from TCU. “We’re our own worst enemy,” Schlossnagle said. “The free bases we give up goes against everything we believe in, everything we stand for.” To win despite the unforced errors and lack of offensive consistency is a testament to the team’s depth, a trait that can carry them far into the postseason. Schlossnagle and Watson pointed specifically to Humphreys, who has seen his playing time reduced since last season with the addition of Alex Isola. The team believes they have the depth to go far this season. Photo by Jack Wallace“If we want to get where we want to go and that’s ultimately to win a national championship, it’s going to take guys like that,” Watson said. “Splitting time with Alex Isola and when his time’s called he comes up to the plate and gets a big two-out hit for us and gets that inning rolling.”The team will look to carry the momentum from the walk-off win into their first road conference series of the season. They will take on Oklahoma this weekend, with the first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. Friday in Norman. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. 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