E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgE.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileEast Africa Cables Limited manufactures electrical cables and conductors in Kenya and sells its products through retail outlets in East and Central Africa. The company produces utility cables which include aluminium overhead conductors for aerial transmission lines and service drop cables for secondary overhead transmission; feeders to residential homes; cables for power and lighting circuits; home electrical appliances; and armoured and non-armoured cables for electricity distribution. East Africa Cables also provides automotive cables for electrical harnesses, battery cables and ignition cables. Telecommunications and data cables sold by the company include structured cabling systems, LAN cables, fiber optic cables, aerial bundled cables, XLPE insulation products and halogen-free fire-retardant cables. East African Cables Limited is a subsidiary of Cable Holdings (Kenya) Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East Africa Cables Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgBlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Elton Jantjies boots the ball directly into his captain’s face!

first_imgMonday Aug 22, 2016 Elton Jantjies boots the ball directly into his captain’s face! South Africa’s 30-23 win over Argentina on Saturday was error-riddled throughout, so when flyhalf Elton Jantjies failed to clear the ball from a dangerous defensive position in the second half, it didn’t come as a huge surprise to fans. Adriaan Strauss on the other hand, had a front row seat.The Springbok hooker took the full brunt of the kick straight in the face, and miraculously stayed standing. In fact, he barely flinched, despite Jantjies booting it with quite some force.One of the most comical aspects of this falcon is that Jantjies barely apologised, looking more like he was annoyed with his skipper for getting his big melon in the way!In 2008 Queensland rugby league player Michael Crocker was actually knocked out cold by a kick to the head. View that and many other classic falcons in the Related Posts below this.– View highlights of South Africa vs Argentinacredit: supersportADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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 TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-plan

first_img “COPY” House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-plan Houses “COPY” 2010 Year:  Save this picture!© Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/81521/house-in-the-green-belt-of-budapest-hms-plan Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/81521/house-in-the-green-belt-of-budapest-hms-plan Clipboard Hungary Area:  275 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHMS-planOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesDunaharasztiHungaryPublished on October 13, 2010Cite: “House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-plan” 13 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-plan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 ArchDaily Photographs Photographs:  Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.Text description provided by the architects. Raw concrete frequently appeared as a material in Hungarian architecture of the seventies. It was in line with this tradition and its mix with today’s modern concrete technologies that this house was built in Dunaharaszti, a place that belongs to the green belt of Budapest.The visible concrete, the whitewash walls and the large glass surfaces complement each other in setting the tone of the building. The shape of the building follows an ascending line, which ends in a console sticking out 4 meters of the main body of the building. Broken angles and cross-cuts cater for variety. Save this picture!© Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.The average Hungarian plot size does not ensure the necessary distance from neighbouring buildings, therefore, when placing the building and drawing the plan, the South-Western direction is the most advantageous one, facing which the building can open up. This construction project fulfils all the requirements concerning today’s Hungarian detached (family) houses. The largest and also central space is the living-room. The kitchen, as a large open cube, stands here as an entity on its own. From this point nearly the entirety of the ground floor as well as the most beautiful parts of the garden can be seen. Lines of the house and its surroundings converge here. From the ground floor steel plate single-armed stairs lead to the first floor. Bedrooms and the accompanying spaces that serve them can be accessed from the gallery. The children’s rooms have glass walls towards the gallery, which ensures a visual connection with the living area. The parental bedroom, however, is fully isolated. Save this picture!© Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.An important element of the building is the solar area, which gains heat and thereby contributes to the energy supply of the building. Save this picture!© Anett Mizsei /HMS-PLAN Kft.The application of raw concrete surfaces is increasingly frequent in the building of Hungarian detached houses when it comes to the exterior, however, it is still unusual in the interior. If painted and polished, this material has special potentials for designers. Interior design plans calculate with a minimum amount of furniture, which leads to the application of in-built furniture. In the course of designing the building, the garden was given special emphasis, so as to counterbalance the relatively less prominent character of the surroundings.Project gallerySee allShow lessMajunga Tower / Jean-Paul Viguier et AssociésArticlesNouveau Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce / Chevalier Morales Architectes & Bus…Articles Share CopyHouses•Dunaharaszti, Hungary Architects: HMS-plan Area Area of this architecture project House in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-planSave this projectSaveHouse in the Green Belt of Budapest / HMS-planlast_img read more

MX House / Morales architects

first_img Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Luis Gordoa+ 19Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Manufacturers: Lafarge Holcim, Comex, Cuprum, Interceramic, labasaConstruction:SA ConstructoraStructural Calculation:Apolinar Cortes SánchezDesign Team:Morales ArquitectosAuthor Architect:Luis Morales RodriguezCity:Heroica VeracruzCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis GordoaText description provided by the architects. The housing MX emerges the multifaceted necessity of the users who look for a prototype of housing of sale different to the commercial thing through a mortgage.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe project is based on an analysis and a study of the local neighborhood market. Morales architects designs a prototype with a risky proposal to the existing criteria and customs, minimizing the commercial without suspending certain traditional factors, since this plays an important role in the risk-time-cost of sale with a limited and controlled budget based on experimental criteria.Save this picture!PlansSociety is currently experiencing a constant growth but a tradition problem that is somewhat complex to change, for the office it is important to passively experience the MX prototype by fusing a design criterion across natural elements and spatial lines starting from a composition that it concatenates the concepts of the form, without drastically inhibiting the common visual and tangible dwelling.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaMX is located in the north zone of the port of Veracruz, in a polygon of 5.50 x 18 with a steep slope in a mid-level colony with three adjoining boundaries.Save this picture!Longitudinal Section – Main FacadeIn response to the commercial market is a house that after the development process responded favorably after completing the sale of the project in the tenth week bringing favorable responses. MX has open spaces, heights of 3m. cross ventilation, spans, flexible, using natural materials for the main facade as the partition, forming an adaptable lattice design, concrete block and transparency elements, having a total of 111m2 of construction with a program that is distributed from a vestibule, half bathroom stay, dining room, kitchen, laundry area, garden, 3 bedrooms upstairs with a functional circulation, the main one with bathroom, the other two rooms with shared bathroom lighting and natural ventilation by flexible elements.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaProject gallerySee allShow lessStudio Gang’s “Solar Carve Tower” Tops Out in New York CityArchitecture NewsSou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel to Build 28,000 sqm “Village Vertic…Architecture News Share Projects Mexico Architects: Morales architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMorales architectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHeroica VeracruzMexicoPublished on April 17, 2018Cite: “MX House / Morales architects” [Vivienda MX / Morales architects] 17 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore 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 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892650/mx-house-morales-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892650/mx-house-morales-architects Clipboard MX House / Morales architects CopyHouses•Heroica Veracruz, Mexico Houses MX House / Morales architectsSave this projectSaveMX House / Morales architects “COPY” 2018 ArchDaily “COPY” Area:  111 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

MTR Residence / Alain Carle Architecte

first_imgSave this picture!© Felix Michaud+ 20Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959248/mtr-residence-alain-carle-architecte Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Alain Carle Architecte Area Area of this architecture project MTR Residence / Alain Carle Architecte Photographs Area:  6500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Mont-Tremblant, Canada Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959248/mtr-residence-alain-carle-architecte Clipboard Canada 2020 Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAlain Carle ArchitecteOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuebecMont-TremblantOn FacebookCanadaPublished on March 30, 2021Cite: “MTR Residence / Alain Carle Architecte” 30 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 MTR Residence / Alain Carle ArchitecteSave this projectSaveMTR Residence / Alain Carle Architecte Photographs:  Felix MichaudSave this picture!© Felix MichaudRecommended ProductsWooden FlooringEGGEREGGER Design Flooring for the House of EconomyWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Located on Lac Tremblant, one of Québec’s most highly esteemed lakes, the site presented features as spectacular as they were restrictive. Very steep terrain and high rock cliffs allowed few options for implementation or traffic on the site. A very large flat rock cap on the edge of the lake was chosen as “level 0” and allowed creation of the architectural project’s anchoring identity. Offered as a kind of natural balcony over the lake, this cap had the special advantage of proximity to high cliffs, bordering the part of the land opposite the large body of water, and allowed a full appreciation of the monumentality of this natural setting.Save this picture!© Felix MichaudSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Felix MichaudThe project’s general morphology reflected a landscape strategy to allow implementation at this precise location, following the linear feature of this stone mass. The simple shape of the volumes and their repetitive composition reinforce the horizontal appearance of the site from the shore and deliberately place the architecture in the background, giving way to the rock cap’s mineral textures. A breakthrough view of almost the entire ground floor on the south side is analogous to the belvedere when strolling outside.Save this picture!© Felix MichaudHowever, the project offers a significant counterpoint in its composition: it opens generously onto the high cliffs rather than simply onto the lake. The relatively vertical composition of this other “main” facade of the residence provides a generous window flanked by the building’s interior stairway The horizontal layout of the ground floor offered by its wide opening onto the lake is juxtaposed to the vertical movements on the stairway, allowing appreciation of the “natural wall” of the cliffs from different points of view on each of the three storeys.Save this picture!© Felix MichaudSave this picture!AxoLike an observatory, this residence can divert its occupants’ perspective from the determining nature of the stylistic architectural approach to reveal the essential aspect of its role: that of being positioned somewhere in space.Save this picture!© Felix MichaudProject gallerySee allShow lessTimescapes Pavilion / AIRLABSelected Projects80 Charlotte Street / Make ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Practical Fundraising Association to launch Good Fundraising Code

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Practical Fundraising Association will next month launch the Good Fundraising Code for charities and voluntary organisations that wish to demonstrate their commitment to good fundraising practice. There is no membership fee or charge to use the code’s logo.Charities that wish to participate must sign up to confirm that they agree in principle with four simple statements that cover honesty, transparency, abiding by legal requirements and best practice, and having a complaints procedure for supporters.Any charity where a member of the public provides evidence of a breach will not be permitted to use the code.The Practical Fundraising Association set up the code in response to comments from smaller charities that they could not afford the membership fees of the Fund Raising Standards Board. They were worried that causes that did not pay a fee to subscribe to other codes might be perceived as ‘second class’ or ‘lower standard’ in donors’ eyes.Gareth Edwards of the Practical Fundraising Association said he was concerned that the public might discern a two-tier system: “It is important… that there is not a price tag on charities to be seen to follow best practice and be honest and transparent with their supporters”.He was worried that the public “will feel that a charity is somehow less worthy if it does not have a paid-for mark on its fundraising materials. Tiny causes with under £100,000 income in this climate will feel pressured into yet another fee when in actual fact they are doing nothing wrong”.He argued that “it is more important to have some pledge from causes who would struggle to pay a fee to aim for good practice than leave anyone who does not pay totally out in the cold and feeling looked down on”.Sam Wilson of the Fund-raising Standards Board commented: “It’s important that all charities, large or small, can assure their supporters and potential supporters that they fundraise to the highest standards and that they can donate to them with confidence. Membership of the Fundraising Standards Board does exactly that.“We are particularly conscious of the needs of small charities which is why we set and have maintained an annual £30 membership fee for smaller fundraising organisations with voluntary income up to £10k and for those with a voluntary income of between £11k – £50k it’s £50 and for income of £51 – £100k, a fee of £75”.Wilson added: “The PFA is right to be concerned that its members should demonstrate their commitment to good fundraising practice but membership of the FRSB which runs the Government backed UK wide self-regulation scheme, is the best way to do this and will not run the risk of confusing the public.“We would be happy to meet with the PFA to discuss how we can work together to ensure that the public can give to all charities with confidence, whether small or large”.The Good Fundraising Code will be launched on 12 February 2009. Meanwhile the PFA welcomes comments from the sector to influence its development and from charities and consultants who would like to help with the review and appeal process.www.practicalfundraising.com/Page12.aspx?ID=229 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Law / policy Practical Fundraising Association to launch Good Fundraising Code Howard Lake | 20 January 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

An anti-racist vote for class unity

first_imgRashida Tlaib of Detroit made history on Nov. 7, 2018, when she became the first Palestinian American woman elected to Congress. This year, in the weeks leading up to the Michigan Democratic Party primary on Aug. 4, the capitalist media questioned whether she would get a shot at reelection. “Congressperson Tlaib faces a rematch with her closest challenger [in 2018], City Council President Brenda Jones, who finished the term of John Conyers,” wrote the Associated Press on Aug. 4. The Hill on Aug. 3 called Jones a “strong primary challenger.”The media pointed out that the Detroit Council president, an African American woman, was running in a Congressional District where 56.5% of the voters are African American. But polls showed Tlaib leading. On Aug. 5 she blew away all naysayers, winning with a 2-to-1 margin. “We have a resounding mandate to put people before profits,” Congressperson Tlaib said following the results. “Let it be known that in the 13th District, just like in communities across our country, we are done with establishment politics that put corporations first.” (New York Times, Aug. 5)The doubts expressed may have been wishful capitalist thinking. Michigan’s richest person, Dan Gilbert — owner of Quicken Loans, the Cleveland Cavaliers and vast swaths of real estate in Detroit — had contributed to Council President Jones’ current and past election campaigns. Gilbert, Jones and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan have often teamed up to reward real estate developers with tax breaks — including about $500,000 for Gilbert himself. Trump backers Stars and Stripes Forever and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee paid for numerous ads attacking Tlaib as “terrorist.” These forces have repeatedly vilified The Squad — Congresspeople  Ilhan Omar (who won the Minnesota primary Aug. 12), Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (known as AOC, who won a New York primary) along with Tlaib — since they were elected. Trump himself subjected them to racist, sexist, xenophobic attacks.The vote and the movement behind itThe multinational working-class voters in the 13th Congressional District have every reason to vote against “establishment politics.” The district, which contains a big part of Detroit along with seven abutting suburbs, has an overall poverty rate of almost 30%, with child poverty at 42.5%. The COVID-19  pandemic has had a genocidal impact on Detroit, an historically Black working-class city. Racist capitalist austerity has given crumbling neighborhoods the appearance of a war zone.Tlaib lives in Southwest Detroit, the center of the city’s Latinx community. Her Congressional district is 7% Latinx and home to tens of thousands of Lebanese, Palestinians, Yemenis, Syrians and Iraqis. The district is next to, but does not include, the heart of the Arab community: Dearborn. This unprecedented vote for a Palestinian Muslim woman, by mostly non-Muslim voters, took place in the context of the Black Lives Matter upsurge that has united working-class and oppressed youth since the lynching of George Floyd. The brave congressperson has herself participated in and spoken at BLM protests in Detroit, which have taken place every single night since the end of May and gained momentum after Detroit police killed Hakim Littleton on July 10.Elections: form vs. contentMarxists have long appreciated the dialectical relationship between form and content (or essence). As Workers World Party’s late founder and Chairperson Sam Marcy wrote in 1984 — arguing for critical support for  Rev. Jesse Jackson’s presidential bid — “Program, personal qualifications, and so on, have their place in this type of struggle, but that is not what is decisive. What is decisive are the social, class, and racial relationships which govern the struggle.”The venue of the historic vote on Aug. 5 — the Democratic Party — is part of the capitalist “two-party system” in the U.S. This form is in itself reactionary. But the “people before profits” class content behind Tlaib’s win is wholly progressive. Tlaib — a “democratic socialist” like Bernie Sanders and the three other members of “The Squad” — unified Black, Arab, Latinx and white workers around her campaign of “people before profits.”This is not to suggest that the working class can ever end corporate domination by electing progressive or even “socialist” Democrats to Congress. Far from it.But a vote for anti-racist, anti-Islamophobic unity is a huge step forward in the development of class consciousness and class solidarity. Revolutionaries should read its content for what it is. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Curiosity’s Drill Hole and Location are Picture Perfect

first_img Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Science and Technology Curiosity’s Drill Hole and Location are Picture Perfect Article and Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech Published on Friday, October 2, 2015 | 2:41 pm Top of the News center_img This composite image looking toward the higher regions of Mount Sharp was taken on September 9, 2015, by NASA’s Curiosity rover. In the foreground — about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the rover — is a long ridge teeming with hematite, an iron oxide. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSOn Tuesday, Sept. 29, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover drilled its eighth hole on Mars, and its fifth since reaching Mount Sharp one year ago. The drilling of the hole 2.6-inches (65 millimeters) deep in a rock the team labeled “Big Sky” is part of a multi-day, multi-step sequence that will result in the analysis of the Martian rock’s ingredients in the rover’s two onboard laboratories – the Chemistry and Mineralogy X-Ray diffractometer (CheMin) and the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite.“With Big Sky, we found the ordinary sandstone rock we were looking for,” said Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada. “It also happens to be relatively near sandstone that looks as though it has been altered by fluids — likely groundwater with other dissolved chemicals. We are hoping to drill that rock next, compare the results, and understand what changes have taken place.”The analyses of the Big Sky rock-powder samples by CheMin and SAM will occur over the next week. Meanwhile, the team will be turning the rover’s attention and its wheels towards the second rock, where the sample analysis process will begin anew.Curiosity is currently on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp in a region covered in sandstone called the Stimson Unit. Two weeks ago, still in the same general vicinity, Curiosity took a pair of long-range images toward higher regions of the mountain. In the foreground — about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the rover — is a long ridge teeming with hematite, an iron oxide. Just beyond is an undulating plain rich in clay minerals. And just beyond that are a multitude of rounded buttes, all high in sulfate minerals. The changing mineralogy in these layers of Mount Sharp suggests a changing environment in early Mars, though all involve exposure to water billions of years ago. The Curiosity team hopes to be able to explore these diverse areas in the months and years ahead. Farther back in the image are striking, light-toned cliffs in rock that may have formed in drier times and now are heavily eroded by winds.“The only thing more stunning than these images is the thought that Curiosity will be driving through those lower hills one day,” Vasavada said. “We couldn’t help but send a postcard back to all those following her journey.”NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Project is using Curiosity to assess ancient habitable environments and major changes in Martian environmental conditions. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech, built the rover and manages the project for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.For more information about Curiosity, visit http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl , http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/. You can follow the mission on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more