House of Fraser plans to set up shop out of town in bid to boost revenues

first_imgMonday 20 September 2010 8:57 pm KCS-content House of Fraser plans to set up shop out of town in bid to boost revenues More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com DEPARTMENT store chain House of Fraser is understood to be drawing up plans to open out-of-town stores.House of Fraser has hired property agency DTZ to find out-of-town stores as precious city centre space becomes more difficult to find. It would be the first time that the department store has opened stores outside city centre or shopping centre sites. In October 2007 it was reported to have been considering opening smaller format stores called HOF.According to reports this week the department store is considering opening in locations with the correct catchment area where it doesn’t already have a town or shopping centre store. The size and format is not clear although Debenhams and John Lewis have both opened smaller store formats to combat the mothballing of property deals in town centres.House of Fraser recently launched plans to breathe new life into the Biba label, which it bought in November last year. Biba concessions will open in 61 House of Fraser stores nationwide by Spring. House of Fraser will look to return the brand to its roots, described by chief executive John King as “fashionable clothing at an affordable price”. whatsappcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DO THE NEW PENSION RULES MEAN?

first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo Share Thursday 14 October 2010 9:37 pm ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DO THE NEW PENSION RULES MEAN? JOANNE SEGARS | NAPFToday’s announcement is a welcome and pragmatic approach that will help ensure that saving through a pension remains tax incentivised. The annual allowance, three-year carry forward, exclusion of ill-health retirement, and protection for deferred pensioners are sensible improvements.JOHN MORET | SUFFOLK LIFEThe number of people who will be affected by this across the industry is actually very small ?– much less than one per cent. There were no great surprises for us. We feel it took notice of industry submissions, although I fear additional technical details will make life more difficult for savers.MURRAY SMITH | MATTIOLI WOODSThe annual allowance of £50,000 provides flexibility as pension savers will now be able to carry forward any unused amounts for up to three years. This is especially pertinent as it takes into account potential fluctuations in earnings, particularly for smaller businesses. last_img read more

EnCore Oil makes North Sea find

first_img EnCore Oil makes North Sea find British oil and gas explorer EnCore Oil said yesterday it found a large oil column and hydrocarbon-bearing sands at a well in the Cladhan field in the UK North Sea, six months after it had hinted that the discovery could be commercial. EnCore said it found oil-bearing sandstones at the upper Jurassic layers of the reservoir, after drilling the well to a depth of 12,252 feet. Tags: NULL Tuesday 12 April 2011 7:09 pm Show Comments ▼ 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}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDaily Finance StoriesChrissy Metz, 40, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoDaily Finance Storiescenter_img whatsapp KCS-content Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

IPL 2019 KKR vs KXIP: Live streaming, teams, time in IST…

first_imgCricketIndian premier leagueLatest Sports NewsSport Previous articleIPL 2019 RCB vs MI: Kohli’s RCB takes on Bumrah’s MINext articleWhen Pant imparts coaching lessons to Michael Phelps Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Online24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsThough the dismissal was within the rules of the game, it sparked a huge furore with spin legend and Rajasthan Royals brand ambassador Shane Warne labelling it as “disgraceful” and against the spirt of the game.With a debate raging over the runout, it remains to be seen how Ashwin and Co. start afresh in what will be their first away match of the season.Kings XI’s biggest star Chris Gayle scored a 47-ball 79 and his Jamaican rivalry with fellow mate Andre Russell, who also looked in blistering touch for KKR, will be one of the sub plots of the clash here.The Universe Boss, who will retire from ODIs after the 2019 World Cup, has been in sensational form, smashing 39 sixes in the five-match ODI series against England and set the record for most sixes by a batsman in international cricket.A typical slow starter, Gayle was 14 off 18 balls but the opener hit top gear in the 12th over hammering Jaydev Unadkat for four successive boundaries.A former KKR player, Gayle knows Eden Gardens like the back of his hand as he would look to continue his assault on the spin-oriented KKR attack.Russell will be KKR’s answer to Gayle as the KKR star also fashioned a sensational win, smashing an unbeaten 49 from 19 balls in their opening fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad here two days ago.The win saw their star spinner and explosive opener, Sunil Narine, hurt his finger and KKR would hope he is fit in time.KKR will embark on a crucial four-match away sojourn after this and they would look to keep their momentum intact before they return home to face Delhi Capitals on April 12.Live TelecastThe Indian Premier League Season 12 (IPL 2019) will be broadcast live in eight languages, including Hindi and English, across nearly twenty Star India Network screens –Tamil: Star Sports Tamil (All match days); and Vijay Super SD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.Telugu: Star Sports Telugu (All match days); and Maa Movies SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.Kannada: Star Sports Kannada (All match days); and Star Suvarna SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.Also Read: IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab launch Box Office ticket salesIPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders’ schedule, squad, tickets, coach – All you need to…Bengali: Star Sports Bangla  (All match days); and Jalsha Movies SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.Marathi: Star Pravah SD and HD for the Opening, Closing ceremonies and live matches on all Sundays.The match will also be streamed live on Star’s OTT platform Hotstar.The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab (KKR vs KXIP) IPL match will begin at 8:00 PM IST.Team (from):Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.Kings XI Punjab: R Ashwin (C), Sam Curran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, K L Rahul, Ankit Rajpoot, Mandeep Singh, Simran Singh, Mayank Agrawal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and David Miller.Also Read: IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals launch of online ticket salesIPL 2019: Delhi Capitals’ schedule, tickets, squad, coach: All you need to knowIPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings’ schedule, tickets, squad, coach: All you need to know Cricket Cricket TAGSIPLIPL 2019IPL 2019 LiveIPL 2019 ScheduleIPL LiveKings XI PunjabKKRKKR vs KXIP LiveKolkata Knight RidersKolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab LiveKXIP SHARE Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; 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London Sevens 2012 – Seven of the Best tries

first_imgFriday May 18, 2012 London Sevens 2012 – Seven of the Best tries Catch up on some of the best tries from the recent London Sevens tournament at TwickenhamADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error random Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Steve Hansen discusses Andrew Hore incident… 446 WEEKS AGO Italy vs Australia – Live stream 446 WEEKS AGO Catch up with Ken Cowen and School of Hard… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Applications open for £2m youth loneliness fund

first_img  164 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 16 August 2018 | News The Building Connections Fund Youth strand is inviting charities and community organisations from across England to apply for up to £80,000 to expand or enhance work tackling youth loneliness in the most deprived areas of the UK.Applications are open until 26 September. Organisations can apply for up to £80,000: up to £10,000 (to be spent between December 2018 and March 2019) to engage young people in co-designing innovations to improve the impact of existing provision on tackling loneliness, and up to £70,000 (to be spent between April 2019 and March 2021) to implement and evaluate these innovations.The funding is available for projects that support any groups of young people within the most deprived 30% areas of England.Grants can also support projects from any location in England that mainly benefit young people with any one or more of the following circumstances:Being a carerBeing unemployed or precariously employedExperiencing bereavementHaving a disability or long-term health conditionHaving been in the care system.More information as well as the application form is available on the Co-op Foundation site.The £11.5 million Building Connections Fund is a partnership between Government, Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation, set up in response to the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness to support projects in England that prevent or reduce loneliness.It is split into two strands: the Main fund and the Youth strand. The £2 million Youth strand is made up of £1m from Government and £1m match funding from the Co-op Foundation.  163 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Funding Youth Applications open for £2m youth loneliness fund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21last_img read more

The role of artists in revolutionary struggle

first_imgRebecka Jackson-MoeserThe article below is from a speech given at the Nov. 11-13, 2016 Workers World Party National Conference at the Shabazz Center in Washington Heights, N.Y.Artists who I never thought would make the jump to direct activism are filling the streets, getting arrested and laying on the line to stop Trump. This shows how deplorable and detestable this man is. It also makes this the perfect time to recruit artists and encourage them to make revolutionary art.So, what is art?What art is NOT is entertainment. An entertainer distracts. An artist’s job is to challenge. To make you uncomfortable, to make you question. For those who say art is not political, they don’t know shit about art. Art was always, and still is, a space to critique the ruling class.Cesar Cruz said the role of art is to disturb the comforted and comfort the disturbed. But now it goes deeper. It is time to instigate the disturbed, to give them strength and focus in their purpose, to connect and lead in the movement against capitalism and imperialism.Art is a weapon. You can use it to protect yourself from the ugliness of the world and fight against those who mean to squash you. When I was in Palestine, I worked with the youth of Juliano Khamis’s Freedom Theater and saw art save lives and give life to generations of people under the terror of Israel. Art was so dangerous there that they murdered Khamis. There is a reason art programs are the first thing to be defunded in schools.As artists, our job is to show people the grim, deadly reality that we could face. As artists, it is our job to break down socialism into something visceral and ­accessible.Che knew, as he said his dying words, “Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.” Che knew that revolutionary ideas, like art, are the living incarnation of a knowledge much bigger than the artist or the person.Art teaches you how to think and it gives voice to the voiceless. [Through art] you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person who always thinks they are alone.The reality is that everyone deserves life and empathy and space to be their truest selves: That is art and that is communism.‘As an artist, as a Black woman,I am home’I was recently asked a very important question, which made me think deeply: “As a Black woman, why Workers World Party?”I grew up in a house of neutral political and religious identity that encouraged expansive free thought. I was allowed to read and study whatever I chose. By seven years old, I was a vegetarian and an atheist. I spouted equality and revolution, so my grandmother always jokingly called me a communist.Still too young to understand the depth or history of communism, I firmly maintained I was an anarchist and remained so most of my life. I believed in anarchy because I always felt absolutely alone. I’d never met anyone who believed what I did or felt what I did about the world. I was certain they had all been assassinated, and I was resigned to T-shirts with inspirational quotes. I never trusted anyone politically, and I never joined in anything overtly political.Finally, I was beat by the [Los Angeles Police Department] in 2014 — a tragic event, I’m sure, but an event that brought me [to Workers World], to a group of people who embodied all the things I had felt all of my life. And with them everything made sense.Communism as a practice was the means to enact the principles I valued from anarchy. I could see communism as a framework for freedom, for building a world in which the individual is protected from oppression by a united whole. Communism is a vehicle to defend lives of color and defeat imperialism.It is people literally fighting for your life with their lives. Who saw your inherent worth, as a woman, as a Black woman.Why Workers World? Because at my first [WWP] conference I saw a Black woman being announced as a presidential candidate. And in that woman I saw myself and my value.Why Workers World? Because I see revolutionaries who have fought for decades and still go weeks without real sleep to keep the movement going.Why Workers World? Because trans lives, youth lives, queer lives, femme lives, Black and Brown lives lead.Why Workers World? Because in a world of uncertainty, I know this is the group that will ride or die. If some shit goes down, a Black life stolen by police, Native lives attacked at Standing Rock, oppressed lives being snatched by imperialism anywhere on this globe, Workers World is pissed, and they are about to take it to the streets.So, as an artist, as a Black woman, I am home.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Tories trashed in British elections. What does it mean for class struggle?

first_imgFaced with the double barrels of belt-tightening brought by Britain’s exiting the European Union and the Conservative Party’s attack on social programs, the voters in Britain decided to upset the political landscape. They cost the Conservatives their majority in Parliament, increased Labour’s position and strengthened Momentum, a pro-socialist formation within the Labour Party comprised mainly of young people, as led by Jeremy Corbyn.Turnout was the highest it had been in 25 years, resulting in 12 seats lost for the Conservatives (Tories) and a stunning 29 additional seats won by Labour. In terms of voter share, it was a gain for Labour not seen since 1945. The Tories still have the most seats of any party in Parliament, but will need to form a coalition government. The opposition to Tory racism, war and austerity has grown stronger, as was reflected on June 8.In an arrogant and ill-fated move, Prime Minister Theresa May had decided this spring to call snap elections to build towards a majority in Britain’s parliamentary government. Had the Tories succeeded, this would have cleared the path for the mass seizure of public benefits via brutal austerity measures domestically, while the military would be free to pursue its arms deals and wars overseas.To say that the June 8 elections “backfired” on May would be a grave understatement. As Corbyn himself said to Bloomberg News, “The arguments the Conservative party put forward in this election have lost.” (bloomberg.com, June 9)Despite this, Theresa May has stated that she has no intention to resign as prime minister, and that she will serve out her five-year term. The Tories are expected to form a coalition government with the hyper-racist, sexist and anti-LGBTQ Democratic Unionist Party, based in the British-occupied counties in the north of Ireland.On June 9, hundreds of people arrived at Downing Street to protest May’s insistence to stay and the possibility of making an alliance with a party that mobilized to support South African apartheid. They held signs that said: “Defy Tory Rule,” “Stand Up to Racism” and “Corbyn In, Tories Out.”Indeed, the most critical result of this most recent election is that the electorate, and especially the youth, seems to be becoming more politically active in defense of working-class programs. Labour’s message promoting free education and continued free health care, nationalization of industries, greater control on the job, universal housing and an end to austerity resonated deeply with the population. What resulted was a gain for Labour not seen since the 1990s.The Momentum organization stated that Corbyn’s Labour Party would mean “decent homes for all in both the public and private sector” and “a society free from all types of discrimination,” as well as nationalizing critical sectors and a class-based redistribution of wealth.Reform vs. open class struggleHowever, social democracy has its limitations built in, as the history of the Labour Party has proved. This party supported all the imperialist claims of Britain to its former colonial empire following World War II, and its Tony Blair wing joined U.S. aggression against Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan.Even the leftist Jeremy Corbyn, in the same speech that said British aggression was to blame for the attack in Manchester in May, also blamed police cutbacks and looked to the imperialist state apparatus to solve the problem. He said that under a Labour government, there would be thousands more police added to the streets. This is the same state apparatus — police and military — that keeps the British bankers and capitalists in power.This approach is the opposite of a real working-class solution. It ignores the fact that Black, Brown, migrant and poor people are the ones who suffer from police brutality.Historically, reformism based on social democracy was able to secure more rights for the working class and oppressed. This happened in a time of capitalist expansion post World War II. In the last 30-40 years most of those victories have been whittled away. By failing to address the underlying demon in society — capitalism and imperialism — reform at best is simply beating back the inevitable.A Labour government now, even with a leftist prime minister, would face the entirety of the global imperialist class, which is dead set against the social democratic program that Labour presented to the population. As other social democracies have discovered, the entire weight of the ruling class can and will be brought to bear to ensure that a bourgeois democracy does not — somehow — magically transform into a working-class democracy or reflect the will of the working class over the bourgeoise.A famous miniseries that aired across Britain in 1988 was called “A Very British Coup.” In it, a character based on 1980’s left-wing politician Tony Benn becomes prime minister after Labour achieves a landslide victory. The government sets out to do exactly what it said it would in terms of social programs, as well as attempting to evict the United States and NATO.As a result, the U.S. government schemes with the British capitalist and landed elite to overthrow the government via manipulating labor leaders into reactionary work stoppages, currency speculation and shortages, all of which culminate in a military coup.It was a story that reflected a reality. Britain’s parliamentary system exists as part of a world imperialist system. Britain is a member of NATO. The media mogul who enjoys the largest share of private media — Rupert Murdoch — is a U.S. citizen. Its banking interests are international in scope.Besides the imperialist EU, its second biggest trading partner is the United States. The working class and oppressed living in the United Kingdom will not find liberation simply by voting Labour.Karl Marx himself could be elected U.S. president or British prime minister, but it wouldn’t change the fundamental oppressive nature of society, because the state as it stands serves the rich and powerful at the expense of the world’s oppressed majority. Only a revolution that starts in the workplaces and streets, not in the halls of power, will achieve actually existing socialism.It is only by organizing the working class and oppressed independently of the Labour party that real, lasting socialism can be built.A positive developmentThe June 8 election, however, signaled a positive development within the workers’ political consciousness. It opens a space for the working-class movement to organize, to learn how to operate, to gather itself together and reach out to more workers.Real power comes from the streets. It is doubtful that Labour would have seen these gains without the militant student protest movement in 2011, after the British government decided to triple the cost of tuition across the university system. As a result, a great majority of Britain’s youth turned against the Tory government and got politically active. The movement for housing rights and against police murders of Black and Brown people has also pushed the mainstream political discourse to the left.Something like a million people under 25 years old registered to vote, and the percentage of youth actually voting grew from about 43 percent to close to 70 percent. The great majority of their votes went to Labour.As the limitations of Labour’s leverage within the electoral system become more and more apparent in the coming weeks, the best result will be further mass organization outside the Labour Party electoral structure for struggle in the offices, factories, schools and the streets.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Community figure sent to prison for sexual assualt

first_imgLinkedin Email Print Twitter Facebook Previous articleUL working to develop safer structuresNext articleStepping up to Fabulous Beast’s level Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Postcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsCommunity figure sent to prison for sexual assualtBy Rose Rushe – July 11, 2014 563 by Bernie EnglishSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] LIMERICK man has been jailed for two years for sexual assault. The man, who is in his 50s, had previously pleaded guilty before the court in Limerick to six counts of sexual assault of two teenage sisters between March 1992 and October 1996. He was remanded on continuing bail on that occasion by Judge Gerald Keyes for sentencing before the court sitting in Ennis this week.Having read the victim impact statements, Judge Keyes remarked that one of the girls felt “guilty and ashamed” while the other said that she had come forward to make a complaint so the abuser would not assault anyone else.Judge Keyes noted that one victim said the abuser’s “manipulation and lies” had led to a breakdown in her relationships with her family.Representing the accused man, Lorcan Connelly BL said that he had been a prominent figure in the community.The court heard the accused had no contact with the two girls since 2007 and that he had written a letter of apology to them and to their mother.“Sexual assault is a very serious offence,” Judge Keyes stated. He sentenced the abuser to two years in jail on each of the six counts to which he had pleaded and ordered that the prison terms run concurrently.last_img read more

New PGIM podcast explores origins, evolution and future of U.S. retirement system

first_img Twitter PGIM does not establish or operate pension plans. Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Facebook Pinterest Previous articleNew Reasons to Get a Fake ID: T-Mobile Amps 55+ Plan with New Premium Unlimited MAX Tier, Netflix on Us and More LinesNext articleUna razón para fingir otra edad (en papel): T‑Mobile amplía el plan para los de 55 y más con la nueva categoría premium MAX ilimitada, Netflix por cuenta nuestra y más líneas Digital AIM Web Support 1 Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) is the 10th largest investment manager (out of 527 firms surveyed) in terms of global assets under management based on Pensions & Investments’ Top Money Managers list published on June 1, 2020. This ranking represents global assets under management by PFI as of March 31, 2020. Twitter WhatsApp NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– How did employers become responsible for the retirement security of American workers, and is this system working? A new podcast from PGIM, the $1.5 trillion global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. ( NYSE: PRU ) explores the history, evolution and future of employer-based retirement plans, including the 401(k), through the eyes of their creators—providing unparalleled insight into an imperfect system that works for many, but not all. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005395/en/ Josh Cohen, Head of Institutional Defined Contribution, PGIM (Photo: Business Wire) In The Accidental Plan Sponsor TM, Josh Cohen, PGIM’s head of institutional defined contribution, brings together experts from around the globe to share their personal stories about the events that led to employers assuming their role as plan sponsors, and evaluate how the current system is working. Despite the many benefits of today’s system, a tension still exists between a public policy interest of having a population that is financially secure in retirement and employers trying to solve a business and workplace management issue. “The 401(k) went from being this nascent idea, trying to find its place among pension and various workplace savings plans, to the bedrock of the employer-based retirement system,” said Cohen. “In my 25 years’ experience working with plan sponsors, it’s clear that while there are many good aspects of the current system, many employers find themselves struggling at times to solve for the retirement needs of their workers. My goal in launching this podcast is to explore whether there is a better way forward, by building on our current system or evolving toward a new one.” Throughout the series, Cohen brings the events leading up to ERISA and the 401(k) to life through interviews with experts including:Frank Cummings, lawyer, professor and former chief of staff to U.S. senator Jacob K. Javits during the development of ERISATed Benna, the unofficial “father of the 401(k)”Lori Lucas, president and CEO of the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)Lew Minsky, president and CEO of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) Cohen added, “Throughout the years, I’ve read about Otto von Bismarck and the Studebaker collapse, but what amazes me is that when you peel back the layers and hear the stories firsthand from people who were influential in shaping our retirement system today, you really start to understand how deeply the system is interwoven with American history.” Future episodes in the series, released biweekly, will dive deeper into the key players and motivators within the retirement industry; how other countries structure their retirement systems and the role of the employer outside of the U.S.; proposals to restructuring the system; and ways employers can implement effective solutions today. Subscribe and listen to The Accidental Plan Sponsor on your preferred streaming service: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts. ABOUT PGIM PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. ( NYSE: PRU ), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world 1 with $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2020. With offices in 16 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives. For more information about PGIM, visit pgim.com. Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) of the United States is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom or with Prudential Assurance Company, a subsidiary of M&G plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom. For more information please visit news.prudential.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005395/en/ CONTACT: Kylie Scott +1 973-902-2503 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE INSURANCE MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT HUMAN RESOURCES FINANCE SOURCE: PGIM Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 08:15 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 08:15 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005395/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 New PGIM podcast explores origins, evolution and future of U.S. retirement system Local NewsBusiness WhatsApplast_img read more