Greene King toasts sales rise

first_img Greene King toasts sales rise Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 7 September 2010 10:57 pm Greene King has seen an upturn in sales thanks to its pub grub. The brewer and pub operator saw sales lift by 4.4 per cent in the last 18 weeks. Like-for-like food sales rose 8.6 per cent. However sales of Greene King’s own beer, which includes IPA, dropped five per cent. Chief executive Rooney Anand said: “The economic and consumer environment remains uncertain. However, we are confident of delivering another successful year for our shareholders.”He added that the business would continue to expand its managed pub operation, from its current near-900 pubs to around 1,100 sites. whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal 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 TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Kolos Cement Limited ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgKolos Cement Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kolos Cement Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kolos Cement Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kolos Cement Limited (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKolos Cement Limited is involved in the import, processing and wholesale distribution of cement. The company offers grey cement in bulk and in bags. Kolos Cement Limited also owns and operates the trademarks Kolos and Ecocem. Kolos Cement Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Can the Saga share price continue to climb?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues Image: Saga But there is another top growth stock that looks even more promising to me. Here is: Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 24th May, 2021 | More on: SAGA The Saga (LSE:SAGA) share price has been on fire recently. Since the start of 2021, it has moved up more than 60%. And looking at the last 12 months, the stock is nearly 70% higher. For a travel and insurance business, seeing this level of growth is quite extraordinary, especially since it wasn’t too long ago that investors feared it was heading for bankruptcy. After all, the pandemic forced its travel division to remain in limbo through 2020. Let’s take a closer look at what happened, and whether the share price can return to its former glory?The Saga share price recoveryI’ve previously explored what caused the Saga share price to initially collapse back in early 2019. But as a quick reminder, the original management team led by former CEO Lance Batchelor made a series of poor decisions for almost four years. The company openly admitted to being overly focused on short-term gains and ultimately led the business to the brink of bankruptcy.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It would have likely happened if it weren’t for the return of Saga’s original owner Sir Roger De Haan. He purchased £100m of shares as a rescue package and now owns a 20% stake in the business as well as serving as the new chairman of the board.Since then, a new CEO has been brought in and the company underwent massive restructuring. Such undertakings, while often necessary, are rarely pleasant. And this, unfortunately, led to 36% of employees being made redundant. As sad as this is, it appears to have been a prudent decision. Total losses were reduced by nearly 80%, travel bookings rose by 20%, and even its historically poor-performing insurance business saw growth for the first time in years. So, seeing the Saga share price rise on this comeback was hardly surprising to me.Time to buy?As promising as the recovery progress has been, it’s worth noting that the business remains unprofitable and has around £823m of debt on its balance sheet versus only £102m of cash. The vast majority of these loans don’t need to be paid off for another couple of years. But it will likely have to raise additional capital to remain afloat if the business can’t return to profitability in time. Needless to say, that introduces some significant risks, I feel.But as the vaccine rollout continues, travel restrictions have begun to ease. And Saga’s cruise lines operations, which were suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic, are getting ready to set sail again in June this year.Assuming that it can return to its pre-2019 level of profitability of around £140m, the Saga share price does look relatively cheap at today’s market capitalisation of £520m. And it seems new CEO Euan Sutherland agrees, given he just purchased 51,259 shares for about £198,000. This is in addition to the 78,489 shares he received in April as his annual bonus. In my experience, when managers start buying vast sums of shares in the businesses they run, it’s generally a good sign. After all, there are plenty of reasons to sell, but only one to buy.My thoughts on this businessThe new strategy seems to be working. I do believe a complete recovery is possible over the long term despite the solvency risks the company currently faces. And therefore, I would consider adding a small position of this business to my portfolio. Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Saga. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Can the Saga share price continue to climb? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Grab your free report – while it’s online. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Florida insurance chief: Pandemics not covered under most business interruption policies

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Jacob Lund / “A lot of (insurers) have rejected retroactive coverage. They did not intend for that to be covered and did not provide dollars for that.” Altmaier said. “Policymakers around the world grapple with this issue. It is an issue not only in Florida but nationwide.”Florida Dental Association President Dr. Rudy Liddell said his constituents are eager for DeSantis to lift the state’s ban on elective procedures and to designate dentistry as essential.He said about a quarter of Florida dentists surveyed by the association said they would not be able to reopen their practices if they remain closed through May. Nearly half would go out of business if they could not reopen before July 1, he said.“If these dentists can’t reopen their practices, this could hurt dental access for years to come,” Liddell said.The state association and its national affiliate has developed protocols for workers and patients that include prescreening questions, temperature checks and quick COVID-19 tests, Liddell said, adding patients will be required to call ahead to reduce waiting room times and “patient-to-patient interaction.”“My message isn’t one of gloom and doom but optimism and assurance that Florida’s dentists are ready to get back,” Liddell said. Reply Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier delivered some good news and some bad news Friday to business leaders planning the state’s post-pandemic recovery. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here That one attorney keeps advertising his law office on the tv commercials, where he states to give him a call if you own a business that has suffered financial ruin due to the covid19, and that he may be able to get you compensation from your insurance…….???…..I know, I wish my dentist that I trust….I wish his office would open back up, as I have a cavity, where once there was a silver filling in the tooth, and another dentist told me that I needed to replace it for health concerns, and get a white filling, so I did, only to have it come out , then later the whole side of the tooth broke off. So it is not only a deep cavity, but broken too. I inquired at another dentist office who started quoting the CDC guidelines to me on dentistry during the pandemic…..only extractions for severe pain, or with swelling, or if abcessed….OMG, and I was quoted somewhere in the neighborhood of up to $550 dollars to yank it out! Orajel Severe is my new best buddy. I can’ t get my 2 dog’s nails cut either, they say they aren’t doing them at this time, and they are getting too long! I am afraid I would hurt them, if I cut the quick, so I won’t cut them myself. Tenita Reid TAGSCOVID-19Florida BusinessInsurance CoverageInsurance PoliciesPandemicThe Center Square Previous articleRebound strategy could begin by asking Floridians to take an in-state vacationNext articleNew shows and movies coming to Netflix in May Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Tenita Reid Reply April 28, 2020 at 10:26 pm Please enter your comment! Congratulations to Commissioner Kyle Becker and to Commissioner Doug Bankson, as I watched your swearing in of the oath of office on you tube and the recording was loud enough this time! Only problem was I kept getting the you tube video about Kim Jong Un and his health speculations when trying to watch the oath videos. Oh well, I finally got to view both videos, and got to watch the oaths taken. Congratulations once again! 3 COMMENTS April 28, 2020 at 10:36 pm Insurers would suffer catastrophic financial losses if required to retroactively pay out pandemic claims, he said. Tenita Reid By John Haughey | The Center Square Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I can’ t find a blood pressure machine to test my blood pressure to monitor it, as all the stores have them unplugged and temporarily out of use. I was out of ink in my tanks in my printer, and looked all over town for a copy machine and they were temporarily shut down or had been moved out permanently. I want things opened back up and normal! The good news, he said, is businesses may not see employee health insurance premiums increase because, with the health care system almost exclusively focused on combating COVID-19, insurers are seeing fewer claims in other areas.The bad news is financial losses attributed to pandemics are not covered under most “business interruption policies,” Altmaier told the 30-member Re-Open Florida Task Force Industry Working Group on Agriculture, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Management and Professional Service.The group, led by Senate President-designate Wilton Simpson, R-Longwood, is one of four panels identifying obstructions and forwarding ideas to the task force’s 22-member executive committee.The executive committee was expected to present Gov. Ron DeSantis with a statewide reopening plan by Friday but is not likely to do so until this week.Executive Committee Chair Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez asked working group members to email suggestions to the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget by Sunday.DeSantis praised the work of the four industry groups Friday after each met for more than 20 hours over the week in teleconferences.“A lot of great ideas culled and presented,” he said. “We’re going to figure out a way to get back. That will be a bright spot – the fact that we were thoughtful and methodical in doing this.”Among moves being made to help businesses reopen, Altmaier said, is the state’s Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) that works with insurers on developing protocols for employers to test workers. Insurers have waived cost-sharing for testing, with more than half paying co-pays for treatment through at least June, he said.Altmaier said OIR is closely monitoring litigation trends and emergent risks for the insurance sector, adding he supports granting liability exemptions for businesses that reopen and comply with all protocols and best practices.Unfortunately, Altmaier said, there’s little state insurance regulators can do for businesses only now realizing insurance policies covering financial losses stemming from involuntary and emergency shutdowns do not include pandemics. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here April 28, 2020 at 10:48 pmlast_img read more

Stirling Mortlock’s big hit on fellow Wallaby David Pocock

first_imgThursday Dec 1, 2011 Stirling Mortlock’s big hit on fellow Wallaby David Pocock The biggest hit of the Barbarians vs Wallabies game at Twickenham on the weekend was on David Pocock and came from none other than fellow Australian, and former captain, Stirling Mortlock. Here’s another look at it, as well as some links to other great moments over his esteemed career. Mortlock has been out of favour with the Wallabies for some time now, losing the captaincy some time ago and missing out on the RWC. He struggled with injuries for most of his career, and now skippers the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby. This was his biggest game to date.“It was a chance to play one more top level game and I jumped at it straight away.  I don’t really think it will lead to anything else but I’ve been lucky to have had a fantastic career and this will expand on it,” Mortlock said before the match.This was his opportunity to show his former teammates that at 34, he’s still a force to be reckoned with, and while he was on the wrong side of a 60-11 hiding on the day, he still managed to put a few big shots in, with this one on captain on the occasion, David Pocock.You can take a look at a whole bunch of great Mortlock hits and moments in the list of Related Posts below this clip, and make sure you Register your free Rugbydump account to leave some comments, as well as archive your favourites clips on your own personal profile page.WIN tickets for the upcoming Wales vs Wallabies game, the Dove Men Challenge in Cardiff, so enter here now to stand a chance of winning. Entries close later today.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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

Cave Residence / APOLLO Architects & Associates

first_imgArchDaily Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates Area Area of this architecture project 2014 Japan “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 17 Share Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeAPOLLO Architects & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on April 08, 2014Cite: “Cave Residence / APOLLO Architects & Associates” 08 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave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 Houses Area:  129 m² Area:  129 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Cave Residence / APOLLO Architects & AssociatesSave this projectSaveCave Residence / APOLLO Architects & Associates Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs photographs:  Masao NishikawaPhotographs:  Masao Nishikawa Structure Engineers:Masaki Structure, Kenta MasakiFacility Engineers:Shimada Architects, Zenei ShimadaConstruction:Oohara KoumusyoSite Area:57 sqmArchitect In Charge:Satoshi KurosakiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Masao NishikawaRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance System Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThis is a house for a single person, built in a quiet residential area in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. The exterior walls use dark brown Galvalume steel in a length-wise, lateral direction, in order to blend into the atmosphere of fleshpots surrounded with black board fences. Galvanized steel sheets are used for exterior walls next to the entrance and around the garage. By using a combination of different steel sheets, a playful contrast is created.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe impressive feature of the exterior is the panoramic corner window, which makes full use of the characteristics of the corner site. The window horizontally frames the view of the road side, and provides a depth and spaciousness to the compact interior. The wine cellar in the basement is furnished with a custom-made rack, sofa, and bookshelves in a study, and electronic drums can be played there. A spacious storage is located on the first floor.Save this picture!Third Floor PlanThe Japanese style room serves as a guest room, with minimum natural lighting. Gray and indigo Japanese paper, and pinkish-gray tatami mats are unified with the structural lighting to create a microcosmos. On the second floor, a spacious open kitchen is made for the owner who loves cooking, and a walnut dining table is placed to accommodate many guests. The large skylight provides soft diffuse light through the open ceiling. The dining room, where people sit on chairs, and the living room, where people sit on the floor, are loosely connected with a step to form a sense of unity. Private spaces such as a bathroom, toilet, main bedroom, and a small garden are made on the third floor. Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThis four-level house can be enjoyed by moving up and down via the see-through stairs located in the center. Natural light showers from the skylight, high window, and corner window. Various openings frame the town views and sky views and accent the rooms to create spaciousness and depth, which can hardly be expected in urban houses.Project gallerySee allShow lessMVRDV Exhibits Furniture Series “Vertical Village” at Milan Design WeekArchitecture NewsComplex House / Tomohiro HataSelected Projects Share 2014 CopyHouses•Japan Cave Residence / APOLLO Architects & Associateslast_img read more

Cabin Geilo / Lund Hagem

first_imgArchDaily Projects Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” 2015 Photographs Manufacturers: APS Aluminium Profil Systemer AS, Alvdal Skurlag, PSLab, isola, nordvestvinduetSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. Situated at 982 meters above sea level, this cabin has harsh winter conditions and heavy snowfall. The site has a panoramic view overlooking the valley of Geilo. During winter the cabin is only accessible with ski or snowmobile.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe cabin consists of three volumes; the main cabin, guest house and carport connected under a u-shaped pitched roof creating a sheltered inner courtyard. This south-facing courtyard allows the low winter sun to enter during the day. The outer geometry is formed by the important views and the adaption to the landscape. The cabin is placed as low as possible in the landscape and during winter is almost covered in snow.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe facades facing the terrain are made of concrete. The rest of the cabin is a wood construction, painted black as the traditional buildings in the area. The concrete formwork is made out of the same dimensions as the timber cladding.  The concrete is tinted black.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinThe materials inside are black concrete floors and oak treated with iron sulphate. The dark tone allows the nature outside to come closer and a darkness that contrasts the white winter landscape. A long single frame skylight placed at the top of the roof and a fireplace hanging from the roof are other sources of light.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinProduct Description.The exterior of cabin Geilo applies dark coloured timber reference to the traditional houses in the area. The cabin applies consistently dark tones throughout interior and exterior. The dark tone allows to unite the building and the nature as well as contrasts the white winter landscape.Exterior:-Wall (Foundation)- Black tinted concrete-Wall- Pine cladding, painted in black-Roof- Roofing felt in black.Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinInterior:-Floors-Black tinted concrete-Interior wall-oak panel with iron sulphate Save this picture!© Marc GoodwinProject gallerySee allShow lessOak House High School Building / Trasbordo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsTransformation Potato Barn / Houben & Van MierloSelected Projects Share Cabin Geilo / Lund HagemSave this projectSaveCabin Geilo / Lund Hagem Norway Architects: Lund Hagem Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Marc Goodwin+ 24 Share CopyHouses•Geilo, Norway Year:  Photographs:  Marc Goodwin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Cabin Geilo / Lund Hagem “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLund HagemOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGeiloNorwayPublished on December 29, 2016Cite: “Cabin Geilo / Lund Hagem” 29 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?耶卢小木屋 / Lund Hagem Architects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

VERNON DAHMER: Unsung martyr of Civil Rights struggle

first_imgVernon F. Dahmer Sr., a staunch NAACP activist and a close friend of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was killed on Jan. 10, 1966, in a Ku Klux Klan terrorist raid on his home at Kelley Settlement in Hattiesburg, Miss.The Dahmer family had received numerous threats prior to his death. He and Ellie Dahmer, his spouse, took turns sleeping in order to guard the home. That was not enough to ward off Klan attacks that fateful morning when his small grocery store and home were invaded and firebombed at 2 a.m.In the 1950s, Dahmer and other activists, including Medgar Evers, were victimized for establishing an NAACP Youth Chapter in Hattiesburg. The “One Person One Vote: The Legacy of SNCC and the Fight for Voting Rights” website noted that this was a bold move by the organizers: “However, when its young president, Clyde Kennard, tried to enroll at a segregated college, he was framed for a petty crime and sentenced to seven years in prison. When Kennard became seriously ill, his jailers refused to give him medical treatment. He died not long afterwards.”Nonetheless, Dahmer continued to struggle for Civil Rights, serving as NAACP president in Hattiesburg at a time when such a public stance made one a target of the Klan and the White Citizens Council. He was a proponent of universal voting rights and pledged his life to eliminating obstacles that prevented African Americans from gaining full access to the franchise.Civil Rights groups vs. racist state govtsDahmer mentored SNCC organizer Joyce Ladner during her early years when he took her to political activities and demonstrations protesting legal segregation. During the late 1950s when Ladner was a teenager, she learned firsthand about the dangers of Civil Rights activism when the NAACP was outlawed in Mississippi and other Southern states.In 1956, several Southern states initiated legal actions against the NAACP, saying the organization’s existence defied state statutes. State governments demanded the Civil Rights organization’s membership lists and financial records. If these documents had been turned over to these authorities — many of whom were Klan and White Citizens Council functionaries — then NAACP members and contributors would have faced physical and economic retaliation by the white ruling class.By their actions, these racists aimed to force the NAACP out of existence as the African-American struggle grew in influence — as exemplified by the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the mass response to the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till. The African-American youth was killed in Money, Miss., in August 1955 while visiting from Chicago.NAACP state chapters defiantly refused to hand over membership rolls. Consequently, huge fines were levied against them, and organizers were threatened with imprisonment. The NAACP fought these attacks all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case titled NAACP v. Alabama.The high court ruled in the NAACP’s favor in 1958, noting that the state’s attempt to suppress the organization by demanding its membership records violated the Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of association. Other NAACP chapters in Southern states also gained favorable court rulings. However, reactionary attacks against the NAACP and other Civil Rights groups continued into the 1960s.Klan targeted DahmerTeaching for Change’s website published remarks by Ladner prepared for the 50th anniversary commemoration of Dahmer’s martyrdom, hosted by the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Miss., on Jan. 8. She said, “In his short 58 years, Dahmer launched voter registration drives, and adhered to the philosophy that it was his responsibility to be his brother and sister’s keeper. Perhaps it was also his economic independence that made him a target for the Ku Klux Klan.”Ladner explained that Dahmer “annexed large tracts of land, built a commercial farm of cotton, owned a saw mill, a planer mill, and a grocery store. He hired his Black neighbors from Kelley Settlement to work for him, thereby carrying out his philosophy of being a good neighbor. This was largely unheard of in the fifties and sixties because very few Black people owned businesses. The jobs he provided reduced Black flight to Northern cities and strengthened the local community. Vernon Dahmer was a generous man who believed in the power of a united community.”The attack on Dahmer and his family was ordered by Sam Bowers, one of the most notorious KKK Grand Wizards of the period. Consumed with virulent hatred of African Americans, Bowers, like the Klan’s early founders in the late 1860s, came from an affluent family whose members were involved in business and politics.On Jan. 10, 1966, about 10 miles outside of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the home of Vernon Dahmer was firebombed by the KKK.The New York Times on Nov. 6, 2006, the day after Bowers’ death, described the morning of Jan. 10, 1966, when “Mr. Bowers sent two carloads of Klansmen with 12 gallons of gasoline, white hoods, and shotguns to the Dahmer house near Hattiesburg, Miss. … The burning gasoline was tossed into the house; Mr. Dahmer, whose lungs were seared, held attackers at bay so his family could escape, then died later in the arms of his wife.”The Times said Bowers was a “leader of the most violent and secretive division of the Ku Klux Klan, the Mississippi White Knights, which at its peak had up to 10,000 members. … The F.B.I. attributed nine murders and 300 beatings, burnings and bombings to Mr. Bowers and the group. … On Feb. 15, 1964, he coaxed 200 Klansmen assembled at Brookhaven, Miss., to join him in founding the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, an organization that defined itself in its unhesitating willingness to use violence.”Four unsuccessful attempts were made to convict Bowers for Dahmer’s murder, but the fifth trial in 1998 won a conviction and life sentence. It was Ellie Dahmer and the Dahmer children who persisted in keeping the case in front of Mississippi authorities.Bowers died in a Mississippi prison at the age of 82. Despite his death and that of other Klan leaders, racist violence remains a stark reality in the U.S. well into the 21st century.Racist killings, such as Dahmer’s, inspired SNCC leaders and others to adopt Black Power and militant self-defense as a political strategy in 1966. Five decades later there is a resurgence of anti-racist demonstrations and urban rebellions.There is still strong resistance by law enforcement organizations, prosecutorial agencies, and local, state and federal courts to pursuing criminal cases against perpetrators of racist violence against African Americans and other oppressed peoples.Congress never passed a federal anti-lynching law after numerous attempts during the early 1900s when mob violence against African Americans was routine, resulting in thousands of deaths and injuries. Today, neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate has taken any legislative action aimed at ending the blatant state repression against people of color communities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday This Martian scene shows contrasting textures and colors of “Hinners Point,” at the northern edge of “Marathon Valley,” and swirling reddish zones on the valley floor to the left. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.JPL’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is conducting a “walkabout” survey of “Marathon Valley,” where the rover’s operators plan to use the vehicle through the upcoming Martian winter, and beyond, to study the context for outcrops bearing clay minerals.Marathon Valley slices downhill from west to east for about 300 yards or meters through the western rim of Endeavour Crater. Opportunity has been investigating rock targets in the western portion of the valley since late July, working its way eastward in a thorough reconnaissance of the area.The rover’s panoramic camera has captured a scene dominated by a summit called “Hinners Point,” forming part of the valley’s northern edge. The image also shows a portion of the valley floor with swirling reddish zones that have been a target for study. It is online at: several months starting in mid- to late October, the rover team plans to operate Opportunity on the southern side of the valley to take advantage of the sun-facing slope. The site is in Mars’ southern hemisphere, so the sun is to the north during fall and winter days. Tilting the rover toward the sun increases power output from its solar panels. The shortest-daylight period of this seventh Martian winter for Opportunity will come in January 2016.“Our expectation is that Opportunity will be able to remain mobile through the winter,” said Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas of JPL’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena.The walkabout is identifying investigation targets in and near the valley floor. Rocks in reddish zones there contain more silica and less iron than most rocks in the area.“We have detective work to do in Marathon Valley for many months ahead,” said Opportunity Deputy Principal Investigator Ray Arvidson, of Washington University in St. Louis. “During the Martian late fall and winter seasons Opportunity will conduct its measurements and traverses on the southern side of the valley. When spring arrives the rover will return to the valley floor for detailed measurements of outcrops that may host the clay minerals.”Endeavour Crater spans about 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter. Opportunity has been studying its western rim since 2011. Marathon Valley became a high priority destination after a concentration of clay minerals called smectites was mapped there based on observations by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars aboard JPL’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Smectites form under wetter, milder conditions than most rocks at the Opportunity site. Opportunity is investigating relationships among clay-bearing and neighboring deposits for clues about the history of environmental changes.The rover team has been dealing for more than a year with Opportunity’s tendency to undergo unplanned computer resets when using the type of onboard memory that retains information when power is off: flash memory. For three months until mid-September, operators fully avoided use of flash memory. In this mode, images and other data cannot be stored overnight, when the rover is powered off to conserve energy. To gain operational flexibility in a trade-off with possible “lost” days from resets, the team has resumed occasional use of flash memory.JPL’s Mars Exploration Rover Project landed twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity on Mars in 2004 to begin missions planned to last three months. Both rovers far exceeded those plans. Spirit worked for six years, and Opportunity is still active. Findings about ancient wet environments on Mars have come from both rovers. The project is one element of JPL’s ongoing and future Mars missions preparing for a human mission to the planet in the 2030s. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology, manages the project for JPL’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.For more information about Opportunity, visit: or http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.govFollow the project on Twitter and Facebook at: or Science and Technology Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 | 6:55 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Breaking: Search operation underway in Lough Keel, Kilmacrenan

first_imgA major search operation is ongoing at Lough Keel in Kilmacrenan this evening for two missing people.The Malin Head Coast Guard was alerted at around 2:55pm this afternoon with the Rescue 118 helicopter and Mulroy Coast Guard then tasked to assist in the search.Milford Gardai are also at the scene.No further details are currently known. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Breaking: Search operation underway in Lough Keel, Kilmacrenan Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img By News Highland – June 18, 2020 WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook Google+ Previous articleWoman taken to hospital following crash in South DonegalNext articleThe Score -18/06/20 News Highland Pinterestlast_img read more