first_imgKapchorua Tea Company Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Kapchorua Tea Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kapchorua Tea Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileKapchorua Tea Company Limited grows tea in Kenya and manufactures and sells tea products under the brand name Williamson Tea. The company also has interests in forestry. Formerly known as Kapchorua Tea Company Limited, the company changed its name to Kapchorua Tea Kenya Plc in 2017. Its head office and operations are in Nandi Hills, Kenya. Kapchorua Tea Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgBychemex Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Bychemex Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (  2012 annual report.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Comments are closed. Comments (1) Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET GIPL Executive Director Alexis Chase, left, and members of St. Francis’ Church, Macon, pose with the recycled debating trophy the congregation received with their “green” award.[Diocese of Atlanta] St. Francis’ Episcopal Church, Macon, was named Congregation of the Year by Georgia Interfaith Power and Light March 1 for its efforts to be “a community of creation keepers in all aspects of congregational life.”GIPL’s Executive Director Alexis Chase said people of St. Francis’ concentrate their green work in many areas:•   from what they buy, to what they sell in their bookstore;•   from what they grow in their garden to how they use the garden in educational programs;•   from how they treat their grounds to how they manage the carbon footprint of their buildings;•   and from how they manage their recycling and composting program to how they engage in cooperative efforts within the larger community. Through will and determination, St. Francis has created innovative ways to care for creation.St. Gregory the Great Church, Athens, also was honored with the Trailblazer Award for revolutionizing the way the parish thinks about trash. Read more and view photos here.More about St. Francis’St. Francis has always had a creation care ethos and thus their environmental stewardship approach is fourfold: biblical, contemplative, active and communal, which permeates all aspects of congregational life.This past year, along with encouraging a biblical and contemplative life, St. Francis, with the unequivocal support of their rector, the Rev. Chad Vaughn, actively tackled energy efficiency. Thanks to a second GIPL matching grant they are upgrading windows, upgrading lighting, adding motion sensors, new thermostats, replacing worn out doors and adding weather stripping.St. Francis’ has also enhanced its vegetable garden, with the help of its gardening guild, the Merry Gardeners. The garden, originally planted in 2010, was recently expanded into two large vegetable gardens with a new efficient watering system. Every Sunday compostable materials are collected for the church’s composting bins and then used to help grow okra, corn, greens, broccoli, squash, tomatoes and other vegetables.The garden is also used in outreach community ministries and educational programs.The St. Francis ecumenical bookstore only carries fair-trade products. The church office only uses recycled office paper and environmentally friendly cleaning products. They stopped using Styrofoam materials, and they manage their grounds around the parish in such a way as to conserve their status as a “wildlife sanctuary.”St. Francis has developed an environmental stewardship statement that says all “human beings are called by God to be earth’s stewards.”All winners of the 2012 Gippy Awards are featured here. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing St. Francis’ Church, Macon, is Georgia’s top ‘green’ congregation Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm Great work Rev Vaughn and St Francis members! Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Laurie Eiserloh says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Tampa, FL Posted Mar 14, 2012 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

first_img eating out or buying takeaways (36%) leisure (cinema, bingo, theatre) (31%)The only activities that people were less likely to cut than charitable donations were: Advertisement spending on are groceries (17%) Howard Lake | 4 February 2013 | News A survey of charity donors for Charities Aid Foundation has revealed that 26% of people who give to charity say that they expect to cut the amount they give over the next 12 months.Fortunately, charities seem to be nearly last on the list of areas of expenditure to cut back on. The survey respondents were more likely to reduce expenditure on: holidays (32%) clothes (31%) 26% of donors expect to reduce giving this year, says CAF survey Increase in spending?On the other hand, charities were unlikely to see much of an increase in giving, according to the research. Only 12% of charity donors said that they were likely to increase their charity donations in the next year, the lowest proportion for any type of spending tested.Paul Rees, Executive Director of CAF, emphasised the positive element of the findings. “Even in tough times,” he said, “people are extremely reluctant to cut the generous support they give to for the causes we all care about. “Britain is one of the most generous nations on earth, but it’s still very worrying that so many people expect to reduce their donations in the next 12 months. If that happens, charities and the causes they support will suffer”.ComRes interviewed 2,013 adults in Great Britain online from 12 to 14 December 2012.  Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged watching or participating in sport (24%) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Individual giving recession Research / statistics  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis going out for a drink (37%) About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgFour winners will be selected from twelve short listed applications. The deadline for applications is 6 September 2013 and application is through the World of Difference Facebook page. Any resident of Ireland over 18 years old is eligible to apply. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 August 2013 | News Vodafone Ireland launches ‘World of Difference’  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Vodafone Ireland has launched its annual World of Difference programme for the next year.World of Difference funds an individual to work with a charity they are passionate about with a salary award of €40,000 for twelve months, plus some expenses.  Vodafone describes the programme as supporting social innovation while giving someone the chance to answer their calling.In 2012 Young Social Innovators, Threshold, Pieta and MS Ireland were beneficiaries of the award. The programme has been running since 2007 and last year’s winners included Rob Walls who worked with housing charity Threshold helping them interpret legislation and formulating strategies to protect tenants in rented accommodation. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgApril 22, 2020, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin, leader of the 1917 Russian Revolution. This successful socialist revolution was led by the Bolshevik Party, which Lenin had built during the previous 14 years. In establishing a workers’ state, also known as a “dictatorship of the proletariat,” Lenin and the Bolsheviks were continuing the political work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the founders of communism.Lenin speaks to workers, delivering the famous April Theses, 1917.The new workers’ state, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was based on human needs, not capitalist profits. Health care, food, education, employment and equality for oppressed nationalities, women and LGBTQ2+ people were basic human rights codified by law.Today Marxism-Leninism is synonymous with the revolutionary school of socialist thought. Essential readings include Lenin’s “Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism” and “The State and Revolution,” along with his writings on the national question.Workers World Party, founded in 1959, is unequivocally Marxist-Leninist. Writings on Lenin’s contributions by founding WWP members Sam Marcy and Vince Copeland can be read at and, respectively.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgReese Price Philanthropy Week brings awareness to importance of donors Reese Price Reese Price Hey y’all my name is Reese Price and I’m a journalism major and psychology minor from Plano, Texas. In the next 10 years I hope to be working somewhere where I am happy and able to facetime my mom 24/7. Reese Price Beach Volleyball fights through first tournament of 2019 season printBlack Friday and Cyber Monday are prime shopping days for Americans across the country; While many TCU students chose to take advantage of the many sales, others didn’t find it helpful at all.Cyber Monday is a term created by retailers to encourage people to online shop on the Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday. It has become the online equivalent to Black Friday and offers a way for smaller retail websites to compete with larger stores and chains.The National Retail Federation reported that more than 174 million Americans shopped from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, which ended up surpassing the association’s pre-holiday prediction of 164 million shoppers overall.Sophomore Jeanne Marie King participated in Cyber Monday even though she thought it was blown out of proportion. “I don’t think that Cyber Monday should be as big as it is — I think that it’s a bit overhyped,” said King. “Despite the fact that I don’t like Cyber Monday, I still participate because of the good deals.”First-year Addison Drummond said he visited different websites to find good deals but simply couldn’t find what he was looking for. “I looked on Amazon for a few things but I noticed that nothing of my interest was really on sale,” said Drummond. “Because of that, I think that Cyber Monday is a bit overrated.”First-year student Morgan Gray enjoys Cyber Monday because there are good deals for everybody. “This was my first time ever shopping online for Cyber Monday and some of the sales are actually really good, but the constant emails are way too overwhelming and not that influencing,” said Gray.The Washington Post reported the 174 million Americans who shopped between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday spent an average of $335 per person during that five-day period. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Beach Volleyball secure three conference game wins Linkedin Reese Price Beach volleyball has NCAA tournament aspirations heading into seasoncenter_img ReddIt Twitter Twitter Linkedin ReddIt + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleWhat we’re reading: What’s prison like, George?Next articleHoroscope: November 27, 2018 Reese Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

first_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation to go further Follow the news on Iran June 11, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa News News List of journalists arrested since 26 January:26 January- Milad Fadai Asl (news agency ILNA) – Soliman Mohammadi (newspaper Bahar)- Fatemeh Sagharchi (news website Jamaran)27 January (“Black Sunday”)- Sasan Aghai (newspaper Etemad)- Nasrin Takhayori (newspaper Etemad)- Javad Daliri (newspaper Etemad)- Emily Amrai (newspaper Arman)- Nargus Jodaki (newspaper Arman)- Saba Azarpik (freelancer for various reformist newspapers)- Porya Alami (newspaper Shargh)- Pejman Mousavi (newspaper Bahar)- Akbar Montajabi (weekly Aseman)28 January- Keyvan Mehregan (freelancer for various reformist newspapers)- Hossein Yaghchi (weekly Aseman)30 January- Ali Dehghan (newspaper Bahar)31 January- Rihaneh Tabtabai (newspaper Bahar) Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Reporters Without Borders learned today of the arrests of three more journalists, bringing to 16 the number detained in a renewed crackdown on media personnel in Tehran that began a week ago.In all, a total of 42 journalists and 20 netizens are now detained in Iran, which makes it one of the world’s biggest prisons for news providers.The two latest detainees are Rihaneh Tabtabai, a journalist with the daily Bahar, who was arrested yesterday, and Ali Dehghan, Bahar’s business editor, who was arrested the day before.The third newly-reported arrest is that of Fatemeh Sagharchi of the news website Jamaran, who was detained on 26 January “in connection with the current crackdown on journalists,” her lawyer, Mahmoud Alizadeh, said. Like Tabtabai and Dehghan, she was arrested by plain-clothes intelligence officers.In a statement on 29 January, the intelligence ministry accused the journalists of belonging to “a media network linked to the West, created by the BBC and managed in cooperation with several western governments.” The statement added that more journalists “could be arrested or summoned in the coming days as the investigation proceeds, or that some detainees could be released.”“Thirty-four years to the day after the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Rooholah Khomeini, returned from France and contrary to his promises to respect fundamental freedoms, Iran is one of the world’s biggest prisons for news providers, with a total of 62 journalists and netizens detained,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“Khomeini’s successor as Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has stepped up the war against journalists and the demonization of the foreign press and new media. Iranian journalists and intellectuals have for 34 years been branded as spies in the pay of western governments, charges never proved in a fair trial as that does not exist in Iran. The justice system is just a tool controlled by the Supreme Leader, who appoints its chief and uses it to crush hopes for more freedom.“This new wave of arrests is sending a very clear signal to those journalists who do not content themselves with repeating the regime’s propaganda. The authorities are making it clear that, in advance of next June’s elections, they are preparing to suppress any attempt by the media to cover any protests that might arise and the crackdown on protests.”It is ironic now to listen to what Ayatolloh Khomeini said on his arrival in Iran on 1 February 1979 (12 Bahman, in the Iranian calendar). He said: “The people are sovereign and master of their fate, and their choice must be respected. But by what right do those who voted determine the fate and future of subsequent generations, 50 years later. The fate of each generation is in its hands.” Go to the website to see Ayatollah Khomeini’s first public speech in Behesht-e Zahra cemeteryMore information about “Black Sunday” and freedom of information in Iran: June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News February 1, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 one of world’s biggest prisons for journalists 34 years after Khomeini’s returnlast_img read more

first_imgAnA-Z of trade union leadersAmicus:Co-General Secretaries Derek Simpson and Roger LyonsDescribedas the ‘Punch and Judy’ of the trade union movement, Simpson and Lyons are apair of unlikely bedfellows at the top of the UK’s second largest union – andpersonify the widening gap between the left and right elements of the formerAEEU and MSF unions. DerekSimpson A former communist from Sheffield, Simpson, 57, stormed onto the scenein the summer when – against all the odds – he whipped Blair’s key union ally,Sir Ken Jackson, in a bitter leadership election.  A former engineer, Simpson clearly relishes his billing as”Blair’s nemesis” and trumpeted his refusal to meet the PM at a uniondinner at the TUC Conference. This turned out to be pure bravado: Simpson didturn up and even praised Blair’s speech, raising speculation that he has”already sensed where the power is and wants to be aboard”. Simpson(who inherited Jackson’s £100,000 annual package) faces a steep learning curve.RogerLyons Having originally declared that he would stand down as co-generalsecretary of Amicus following the expected election of fellow Blairite,Jackson, Lyons had an abrupt change of heart when Simpson was elected. Byexploiting a loophole, he announced he would continue representing the formerMSF. He has now been in place for 10 years unelected and is scheduled to remainuntil 2007. Lyons’ salary package is alleged to be above the £300,000 mark.Once considered too ‘unpredictable’ to be a Government player, is now seen asthe main hope of keeping Amicus on the straight and narrow. Aslef:Mick RixAslef’sgeneral secretary may only command a membership of some 16,000, but hisforthright hard-left stance has given him national prominence, along with hisclose partnership with Bob Crow. A railway man since the age of 16, Rix –another former alumni of Arthur Scargill’s Socialist Labour Party – has emergedas an astute negotiator and analyst and has successfully played train operatingcompanies off against one another in an attempt to increase wages. Has warnedof further action unless drivers’ £35,000 salaries are improved, and is avociferous supporter of the renationalisation. “The public can see that weare mortgaging our future to make the fat cats fatter.” But Rix, 39, hasalso campaigned strongly on behalf of workers’ rights and last year, wasappointed to the TUC General Council. CWU:Billy HayesAfully-fledged member of the ‘Awkward Squad’, Hayes, 49 – a former shop stewardfrom Liverpool – seized control of the CWU postal workers’ union in 2000 afterleading the campaign against a partnership deal agreed between his moderatepredecessor and Royal Mail managers. Seen as a firebrand, Hayes helped to sparkthe strikes in Watford which spread across the country – and threatened massstrikes over pay. But despite his close links with Bob Crow and chums, Hayesaverted strike action by agreeing a timely pay deal (he enjoys a £99,000package) and the number of days lost to strikes since he became leader hasfallen dramatically. Hayes also scored points by ridiculing the very notion ofConsignia and won the campaign to drop this “silly name”. Theseemingly inevitable drift into privatisation is likely to prove a step too farfor Hayes – and his notoriously militant members. FBU:Andy GilchristReveredand reviled in equal measure since the start of the firefighters’ action,Gilchrist was recently branded “criminally irresponsible” by localgovernment minister, Nick Raynsford. Yet for many, he is the acceptable face ofthe new wave of radical unionism. A former Luton Town soccer trialist,Gilchrist has demonstrated his fancy footwork with government and localauthority employers. “If we are the scars on Tony Blair’s back, so beit,” says the man who keeps a copy of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Iron in the Soulin his office. But the real test will be whether he can wrench a substantiallyimproved pay deal for firefighters from an unwilling Government, before losingpublic support.GMB:John EdmondsEdmonds,58, has emerged as one of the leading strategists of the trade union movementand a key spokesman on economic and employment policies. The son of a Londonshop steward, he won a history scholarship to Oxford. In 1965, he joined GMB’sforerunner, the GMWU, as a research assistant and began leading the union in1986. Has pushed for reform of the TUC. Dubbed by some “anunreconstructed” left-winger, he described New Labour as “a marketingdevice” that lacks principles and convictions. Played a central role inthe Government’s heavy defeat over PPP at the last Labour Party conference andhis forthcoming retirement will be viewed with relief in certain quarters.Although the GMB recently took out newspaper ads, contrasting the £50,000salary of the chairman of the Local Government Association, with the £5,000earned by school cooks, Edmonds picks up £86,000.PCS:Mark SerwotkaAformer Sheffield benefits agency worker, Serwotka, who describes his politicalviews as far left and is backed by the Trotskyite Socialist Alliance, came fromnowhere to win a postal ballot to lead the main civil service union in 2000 – amove said to have left the PM ‘aghast’. Like many of the new-wave radical unionleaders, he succeeded because he was perceived as an outsider who promised torepresent staff at the sharp end of government policies, rather than engagingin what he calls “cosy fireside chats” with ministers. Serwotkabelieves it doesn’t matter which party is in power: both have to be treated asemployers. Unlike many of his peers, however, Serwotka has put his own moneywhere his mouth is. Considering the £60,000 salary he inherited from hispredecessor excessive, he asked for a pay cut. On being turned down byofficials anxious to protect their own differentials, he began donating £1,000a month into the union’s main strike fund. RMT:Bob Crow, RMTThebullet-headed union leader most frequently styled Public Enemy No. 1 has madeno secret of his willingness to take militant action. “Subtle negotiationshave never been part of his working methods,” says a TUC document whichlinks Crow to 30 strikes in 10 years and warns that he dreams of a return tothe “class wars” of the 1970s. But Crow, who reportedly keeps a bustof Lenin and Soviet railway pennants in his office (he was a communist for 14years) is a Millwall supporter and a wholehearted subscriber to the fans’chant: ‘No-one likes us. We don’t care’. No longer a member of ArthurScargill’s Socialist Alliance, he is politically agnostic, but at the heart ofthe new nexus of leftwing union leaders. As quick-witted as he is contemptuousof the political establishment, Crow, 41, was renowned for whipping up theunion behind strikes on South West Trains and Arriva long before he filled thevacancy left by Jimmy Knapp’s death. Born to a family with a strong uniontradition, Crow has been an activist since he was a teenager and – as a youngLondon Underground representative for the National Union of Railwayment – sawaction in the 1984-5 miners’ strike (a service record held in some reverence byyounger followers).T&G:Bill MorrisJamaican-bornMorris was a prime mover in the campaign to establish a partnership approachbetween unions and government and now appears to have become a fully-fledged memberof the establishment, with a £97,000 package to match. A member of the New DealTask Force, he has previously sat on the Prince of Wales’ Business Trust andthe Commission for Racial Equality and currently sits on the board of the Bankof England. His relationship with the Chancellor is so close that it has beendescribed as “a joke” in union circles. But divisions between theBrownite Morris and other Blairite union moderates – notably former AEEU leaderSir Ken Jackson – have emerged over the euro, which Morris strongly opposes. Asupporter of modernisation in the public sector and PPP, he took particularexception to Blair’s ‘wreckers’ speech last spring. “There are plenty ofwreckers,” he says, “but they’re not in the union movement.”Unison:Dave PrentisDescribedas ‘the elder statesman of the Awkward Squad’, Prentis, 53, overcame stomachcancer to succeed Rodney Bickerstaffe as leader of Britain’s biggest unionafter a lengthy career working for local government staff in Nalgo.”Iwas told to go away and put my house in order,” he says. “It was likebeing hit by a sledgehammer.” But after chemotherapy, a 12-hour operation,and six months in hospital, he is “ready for the fray”. Friendssay this brand of understated determination is typical of the man. Quietlyspoken, with a masters degree in industrial relations from Warwick, he isadmired for his ability to deliver a logical argument “withoutshouting”.  Althougha member of the Labour Party, he claims never to have adopted “a NewLabour agenda”. Downing Street special advisers have encouraged attemptsby Matthew Taylor, the Blairite head of the Institute for Public PolicyResearch, to get close to Prentis. But attempts to influence aconviction-driven leader, with a £10m fund at his disposal, are likely to fail.A fervent critic of “creeping privatisation”, he is not afraid to hitthe Government where it hurts. “Is she a wrecker?” asked aUnison-funded ad depicting a home help assisting an elderly woman.     Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. An A-Z of trade union leadersOn 7 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_img Associated Press March 5, 2020 /Sports News – Local John leads Weber St. past Idaho 72-64 Tags: Big Sky/Cody John/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Cody John scored 21 points as Weber State defeated Idaho 72-64.Michal Kozak added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats. Jerrick Harding had 16 points for Weber State and Dima Zdor grabbed nine rebounds.Trevon Allen had 32 points for the Vandals, whose losing streak stretched to six games. Scott Blakney added 10 points and seven rebounds and Damen Thacker scored 10.The Wildcats improve to 2-0 against the Vandals for the season.last_img read more