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first_img KCS-content CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS whatsapp Share PermiraThe European private equity company has appointed Wulf Bernotat, the former chief executive of energy giant E.ON, as a senior adviser.Bernotat is one of Germany’s most experienced businessmen and retired from his position at E.ON in April this year.He is also a member of the supervisory boards at Metro, Allianz, Deutsche Telekom and Bertelsmann.Marston’sThe brewer has scored a coup by luring Robin Rowland, the chief executive of Yo! Sushi, to join its board as a non-executive director.Rowland has been at the Japanese restaurant chain for 11 years, during which time the group has grown from just three to 63 restaurants worldwide.Prior to that, he held senior positions at City Centre Restaurants and Scottish & Newcastle.Lo-QTom Burnet, the former boss of the defence operations business at Serco, has joined the Aim-listed theme park virtual queuing systems provider as chief executive.Prior to his role at Serco, Burnet, 43, was managing director of QinetiQ’s capability support division, which provides technical consultation and support to governments and industry internationally. Burnet was previously an executive director at Microsoft technology consultancy Cedalion.OtkritieThe Russian financial group has appointed two new senior Russian equity market specialists to its team.Vladimir Tikhomirov joins from URALSIB Financial Corporation and becomes senior economist at the firm. Marat Ibragimov, who moves over from Citi Investment Research, joins as a senior consumer analyst.Patni Computer SystemsThe IT and business services provider has appointed Manish Mehta as an executive vice president and chief delivery officer for applications services.In his previous role, he was chief delivery officer for India and the EMEA and APAC regions at Mahindra Satyam.Allied HealthcareThe healthcare staffing services group said G. Richard Green has resigned from the board for personal reasons, having served as a director since 1998.Professor Raymond John Playford, 50, becomes a director in his place. center_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 19 August 2010 8:30 pm whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more


Bankruptcy plan for Tribune

first_imgSunday 24 October 2010 10:44 pm Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More whatsapp Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo Tribune Co, publisher of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, has filed a reorganisation plan in a bankruptcy court that would turn control over to its principle creditors and aims to keep the media giant intact. The Chicago-based company wants to turn over control over to some of its loan holders, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Angelo Gordon & Co. and Oaktree Capital Management. KCS-content Share Bankruptcy plan for Tribune whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more


Gazprom and Shell put differences aside with new cooperation pact

first_img whatsapp Gazprom and Shell put differences aside with new cooperation pact Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoLife Exact BrazilRemember Grace Jones? She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact BrazilUndoSenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments in Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoStyleReads.comAfter Rescuing Them, Firemen Realized They Weren’t PuppiesStyleReads.comUndoFacty Fashion”This Fashion Advice Made Sense – 20 Years Ago” Says Fashion DesignerFacty FashionUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAdvertisement 7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndo More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and whatsapp RUSSIA’s state-run gas firm Gazprom and Royal Dutch Shell yesterday signed an agreement to work together – despite an acrimonious dispute over the Sakhalin-2 field. The two gas giants have now agreed to cooperate on exploring for oil in western Siberia and Russia’s Far East, as well as on distribution projects in Europe.Only four years ago Russia forced Shell to cede control of its $22bn (£14bn) field, Sakhalin-2, to Gazprom. Shell was pressured about environmental issues and budget overruns until it agreed to give up most of its stake, leaving it with 27.5 per cent. But now the two firms are back on good terms. As part of the deal Shell has agreed to let Gazprom share some of its projects abroad if it is allowed to help develop the third and fourth stages of the Sakhalin project.Gazprom deputy chief executive Alexander Medvedev said: “We are happy to invite foreign partners to develop our upstream reserves, but only if in exchange we get the access to their first class projects somewhere in the world. We do know Shell has good assets, which could be of interest for us.”Peter Voser, chief executive of Shell, said: “Russia is an important area for new energy development for Shell and I expect it will play a big role in meeting the world’s growing demand for oil and gas in the years ahead.” center_img Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:47 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more


Profit soars at Melco Resorts in third quarter

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Regions: Asia Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Asian gaming giant Melco Resorts and Entertainment has revealed a 14% year-on-year increase in revenue for the third quarter, while operating income more than doubled during the period. Asian gaming giant Melco Resorts and Entertainment has revealed a 14% year-on-year increase in revenue for the third quarter, while operating income more than doubled during the period.Total operating revenue for the three months to September 30 2019 amounted to US$1.44bn (£1.12bn/€1.30bn), up from $1.24bn in the corresponding period last year.Melco’s City of Dreams casino in Macau was its primary source of income in the quarter, with revenue at the site amounting to $787.3m, up 31.0% on $600.9m last year, boosted by the rolling chip and mass market table games.Studio City, also in Macau, ranked second in terms of revenue for Melco, but saw its operating revenue slip 3.3% from $345.2m to $333.7m in Q3, due in part to a softer performance in the rolling chip segment.Elsewhere, revenue from the City of Dreams Manila in the Philippines was down 7.9% from $141.7m to $130.5m, but revenue at the Altira Macau also increased 26.3% year-on-year from $90.2m to $113.9m.Operating revenue from the Melco Mocha Clubs non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau was up slightly from $28.5m to $29.5m, while revenue from Cyprus Casinos climbed 58.0% to $26.7m.Melco noted that after acquiring a 75% interest in ICR Cyprus Holdings from its parent company, Melco International Development, in July, the reported periods were restated to include the assets, liabilities and financial results of ICR Cyprus.In terms of spending, total operating costs and expenses were up 9.8% year-on-year to $1.26bn, primarily due to higher casino costs. Overall casino spend was $823.1m, compared to $731.6m in Q3 of last year.Development costs also increased from $4.8m to $30.4m, whole Melco noted an increase depreciation and amortisation spend from $134.6m to $140.6m.However, increased revenue meant that Melco was able to overcome this higher spend and post an operating income of $175.2m for the quarter, up by 104% on $85.9m last year.After finance-related expenses of $81.3m, including $80.1m of income expenses, Melco’s pre-tax profit stood at $93.9m, compared to $10.8m in the prior year. After a $8.3m loss attributable to entities in which it holds a non-controlling stake, plus income tax of $1.8m, its net profit stood at $83.2m, a significant improvement on the $11.3m posted in Q3 2018.“During the third quarter of 2019, Melco’s mass market table games drop and gaming machine handle both reached all-time-record-highs,” Melco’s chairman and chief executive Lawrence Ho said.“The third quarter also marked the 16th consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth in mass market table games drop, highlighting the strength in Macau’s mass gaming market and Melco’s leadership position in the city’s mass and premium mass gaming segments.”Melco in May signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire a 19.99% stake in Australian gaming operator Crown Resorts. The deal stated that Melco would purchase 135.35m shares from CPH Crown Holdings for a price of Aus$13.00 per share, valuing the agreement at approximately AUD$1.76bn.Terms of the deal said one of Melco’s subsidiaries would conduct the transaction, with payments due on June 6 and either on or before September 30 this year. However, the process was delayed in August when the New South Wales (NSW) Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority launched an investigation into the deal.Melco agreed to amend the deal to allow the NSW authority to complete an investigation into the transaction and other matters related to the seller. 30th October 2019 | By contenteditorcenter_img Profit soars at Melco Resorts in third quarter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Casino & gameslast_img read more


Equity Bank Limited ( Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


England’s bench options for Fiji

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Impact sub: Sam Burgess has a good chance of warming England’s bench By Adam HathawayStuart Lancaster has made some hard calls in the last few weeks as he has whittled his squad down from 50 to 39 then to 31 for the World Cup. He has got a few more hard calls to make before the opening match against Fiji on 18 September. This is where the England boss really will earn his corn.As we all know 31 into 23 won’t go and the make-up of the bench will be crucial for every team in the tournament. Get that wrong and you could really be struggling.Getting the right replacements is only half the problem. Using them at the right time is crucial and many games are destroyed as spectacle when both coaches flood the pitch with substitutes in the second half.We are told they have all sorts of data about when players are tired and more prone to injury but Lancaster says he does most of his substitutions on gut coaching instinct.Decision time: Stuart Lancaster says he prefers to go with gut instinct than purely dataI wonder what his gut is telling him about the make-up of his bench for the World Cup.Lancaster just about knows his starting XV for the first game and barring injuries has already said that the same lot will be running out against Wales and Australia.He doesn’t have the luxury that Joe Schmidt or Philippe Saint-Andre have of being able to tinker around with things in his first three matches. He has to get it spot on from the off and, as we are continually told it is a 23-man game nowadays, so the bench is vital.Assuming Lancaster goes with the five forwards and three backs replacement split he employed against Ireland at Twickenham, and not the six-two ratio Bath employ if you-know-who, is on the bench then he has a puzzle to work out.Go forward: Both Ben Morgan and Billy Vunipola give England precious momentumHe has to have three front rowers in there, and a lock, who can cover in the back row, and one of Ben Morgan or Billy Vunipola for their ball-carrying late on.One of the backs will be a scrum-half, probably Richard Wigglesworth, but the other two spots are a conundrum.England are not exactly over-run with the rugby equivalents of David Fairclough, Liverpool’s ‘Super Sub’ of the 1970s, who always seemed to deliver a match-turning goal when he came off the bench. Stuart Lancaster may have a pretty good idea of his starting XV but his wider 23 is more complex. We guage his options for the opener against Fijicenter_img We have seen what Sam Burgess brings – a bit of oomph, some big tackles and not a whole lot else. He does exactly what it says on the tin.Back in 2003 Clive Woodward made one of the most celebrated substitutions of all time when he brought on Mike Catt, for Dan Luger with Mike Tindall moving to the wing, to shepherd Jonny Wilkinson through the quarter-final against Wales in Brisbane.Tried and tested: Owen Farrell has invaluable experience of guiding England homeCatt was a proper footballer and with the best will in the world you can’t imagine Burgess doing a similar job with George Ford.You can imagine him running through a few tired midfields and offloading the ball if England realise they have to have someone right on his shoulder.Henry Slade could bring a bit of footballing nous, the ability to cover 10,12, 13 and 15 and a spot of long-range goal-kicking.But if Slade is on the bench where does that leave Owen Farrell, who closed out the game against Ireland last weekend with two late penalties?Anthony Watson has been running at full-back in training so that probably spells bad news for Alex Goode for the first three weeks at least.And Farrell has too much credit with Lancaster to not be involved in the match day 23, and the England coaches have invested too much time in Burgess recently not to get him on the park at some point. So Slade looks a likely fall guy which is a shame for those of us who prefer a bit of guile to the battering ram.I reckon Lancaster will stick with Farrell and Burgess, but whatever he does he – and his gut – have got to get this one right.last_img read more


Elephant parade art trail in Luton to raise funds for Keech Hospice Care

first_img Luton will next year host a parade of at least 30 vibrantly designed elephant sculptures that will form a public art trail, and raise funds for Keech Hospice Care.The Big Trunk Trail will offer a free art trail around Luton’s landmarks and public spaces for 11 weeks starting from 3 July 2021.The trail is a partnership between Keech Hospice Care, the adult hospice for Luton and south Bedfordshire and the children’s hospice for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, and Wild in Art, the producer of “spectacular public art events that entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy”.At today’s launch, Liz Searle, CEO of Keech Hospice Care, said that the art trail will help mark the local charity’s 30th anniversary. It was “our way of saying thank you to the truly remarkable people, businesses and organisations who’ve supported our hospice through the years.”She added: “I am excited at the thought of these magnificent elephants standing among Luton’s iconic attractions and streets, bringing colour and fun to the town. Another collective name for elephants is a ‘memory’ and, as a hospice, we hope The Big Trunk Trail will bring people together to remember loved ones while creating fantastic new memories.”  806 total views,  2 views today More animal sculpture fundraisingSnails take over Brighton (and Hove actually) in latest fundraising arts trail (12 September 2018)Summer 2018 sculpture trails round-up (23 August 2018)Great North Snowdogs take over North East in sculpture trail ( 7 July 2016)Six charities fundraising from fibreglass animal sculptures (5 October 2013) Wild in ArtWild in Art’s sculpture trails have been bringing together communities in cities around the world since 2008. To date, its events have contributed more than £15 million to charities and £2.4 million to creative communities.Charlie Langhorne, co-founder and Managing Director at Wild in Art, said: “We are delighted to be bringing The Big Trunk Trail to Luton and working with our partners Keech Hospice Care to bring something truly exciting to the town.“Our events are designed to bring the enjoyment of public art to everyone while offering new ways for people to explore their local area, but we need the support of local businesses to make it happen.” Elephant parade art trail in Luton to raise funds for Keech Hospice Care Tagged with: arts Charity Auction fundraising events The public art event is being launched today virtually online at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa. Photo copyright 2020 Keech Hospice Care. 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.center_img Advertisement Fundraising auctionAt the end of the event, the large sculptures will be auctioned to raise money for Keech Hospice Care so it can continue to provide care to adults and children with life- limiting and terminal illnesses, and their families.  807 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Elephant calf sculpturesThe sculptures will be sponsored by businesses and brought to life with designs crafted by artists from Luton and beyond. They will be joined by elephant calf sculptures which will be decorated in artwork by local schools and community groups.Linsey Frostick, Chairperson of Love Luton, Project Presenting Partner of The Big Trunk Trail, said: “The Big Trunk Trail will offer a totally different experience to both families and art lovers alike and encourage visitors to Luton for a fabulous day out. It will get people exploring parts of the town they may not have visited before.” Howard Lake | 6 October 2020 | Newslast_img read more


Haitians protest Presidents Martelly and Clinton

first_imgOutside Cipriani’s restaurant, June 19.WW photo: G. DunkelThe anger that burst out in the streets of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, on June 5 and June 10 spilled over into the streets of New York City on June 19.More than 100 Haitians and some North American supporters showed up on short notice to protest the “Happy Hearts Fund” special award to Haitian President Michel Martelly for his “Leadership in Education.” Former President Bill Clinton was there and got his award for “Lifetime Achievement” for “ensuring that children and communities are not forgotten after disasters strike.”One of the main chants of the demonstrators was “Clinton, where is the money?!” with the response being “In whose pockets?!” Clinton was responsible for overseeing the billions in aid promised to Haiti after the devastating earthquake four years ago. While the rubble is cleaned off the streets — finally — over 200,000 people are still in tents and temporary shacks and other ill-designed, unsuitable housing that has been built.Just a few schools and other public facilities have been replaced. The jobs program promised early after the disaster has been scattered and ineffective. Most Haitians work catch-as-catch-can, strictly temporary by the day, and very rarely getting more than $2 for a day’s labor.Some of the signs and chants raised the fact that President Barack Obama has continued Clinton’s policies towards Haiti.Another issue, raised in both Port-Au-Prince and New York, was the United Nations’ “peacekeeping” occupation, which is currently 10 years old. Haiti, in fact, is at peace. What the U.N. is doing is “keeping” domination by the U.S. intact.U.N. refuses reparations for cholera epidemicFour years ago, the U.N. brought cholera to Haiti by dumping untreated fecal matter into Haiti’s largest river system. To date, over 830,000 Haitians have been sickened from the U.N.’s cholera, with more than 8,000 dying from the disease. Despite overwhelming evidence of its guilt, the U.N., with the firm backing of the U.S. and other imperialist powers on the U.N.’s Security Council, has refused any form of reparations to the victims of cholera in Haiti.Another issue raised in both cities is whether Martelly is a thief. While that charge is unlikely to be proven in a court of law during the time he is president, it is clear that he enjoys ostentatious luxury during the numerous foreign trips he makes. Martelly has awarded himself a daily allowance of $20,000. (Haiti Sentinel, Dec. 13, 2012) This per diem does not cover the other members of his entourage, like his spouse. They get their own.Cipriani’s, the restaurant where the award ceremony was held, is owned by an international company which has a long history of conflicts with Local 6 of UNITE HERE, and had been sued a number of times over how it distributes tips and wages. It is a frequent venue for ruling-class celebrations.The ceremony itself was conducted by supermodel Petra Nemcova, head of the Happy Hearts Fund and companion of Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. It attracted a number of the glitterati, like actor Naomi Watts and figure skater Scott Hamilton.The Dessalines Coordination (KOD) and New York Lavalas were among the Haitian groups at the protest. The International Action Center and Socialist Action were the North American groups present.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Poor People’s Campaign begins Days of Action

first_imgThe Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, initiated by the Rev. William J. Barber II from North Carolina, kicks off on May 14. On that date, and on the following five Mondays, activists in 32 states will descend on their state capitals for Days of Action with mass rallies and civil disobedience.Each Monday’s action will focus on a different aspect of the war on the workers and the poor. The themes for the Days of Action are:May 14: Women, the “Me Too” movement, LGBTQ+ struggle, people with disabilities, youth and child poverty, and the right to education for all.May 21: Connecting systemic racism and economic justice with voting rights and just immigration.May 28: Veterans, the war economy, militarism and gun violence.June 4: Right to health, and justice in health care, ecological devastation, climate change, water and fracking.June 11: “Everybody’s got the right to live” — jobs, living wages, guaranteed income, housing, education and social services.June 18: “A New and Unsettling Force” — challenging the country’s moral narrative with a fusion movement rising up.In Michigan, different organizations are assuming responsibility for organizing a particular Day of Action. For example, the Moratorium Now! Coalition is pulling together groups to organize events on June 11 for “Everybody’s got the right to live.”An important aspect of the Poor People’s Campaign has been the use of people’s culture to advance the struggle. In Michigan, weekly meetings of the Art Is Resistance Committee have taken place, with musicians, poets and other cultural workers bringing their contributions to the struggle.The Poor People’s Campaign has published a comprehensive list of demands in its “Declaration of Fundamental Rights and Poor People’s Moral Agenda.” These include the right to a job at a living wage; defense of unions; an end to all welfare cuts; and guarantee of the right to housing for all.The program is anti-racist and encompasses the rights of im/migrants, women, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities. It is against war and militarism and for using Pentagon funds for human needs.The declaration calls for expansion of Medicaid and Medicare until national health care is achieved. It avows that education is a right and calls for free tuition at colleges and universities and cancellation of all student debt.For more information on the Poor ­People’s Campaign and to join the actions in your state, go to thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Fort Worth residents talk election results over breakfast

first_imgAbbey Block Abbey Block Twitter Abbey Block printAt 6:00 a.m. following election day, many of the booths at the Paris Coffee Shop were empty. For many of the people who already gathered at the popular local restaurant, president-elect Trump was their candidate of choice.An employee of the Paris Coffee shop reads the newspaper after election day.Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. The new president-elect earned 290 electoral votes. His democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, earned 228 electoral votes.Trump’s win is being called one of the biggest upsets in presidential election history. Many news outlets gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of winning the election before Nov. 8.Despite these statistics, Kelly Shannon said he was not surprised by Trump’s victory.“He struck a very strong nerve in this country,” Shannon said. “I think there’s a greater opportunity with an anti-political establishment candidate than more of the same that we’ve had in the past.”Shannon Kelly said he would describe himself as a conservative.Tony Gonzales said he stayed up late to find out the results of the election. Although the outcome of the election surprised him, Gonzales said he was pleased that Trump won.“It takes a lot of work and a lot of votes to counteract all the media was trying to do for Hilary Clinton.” he said. “I wasn’t sure he was going to be able to do it, but it was very historic.”Many republican leaders also said they were stunned by Trump’s unexpected victory.According to the Associated Press, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Trump’s win was “the most incredible political feat I have seen in my lifetime.”To Esther Ortiz, a hospital eligibility specialist in Fort Worth, Trump’s victory marked the end of a very long and negative campaign.“The election has been very childish,” she said. “Honestly I would  leave my television. I didn’t want to hear the things they were saying.”Ortiz said she hopes Trump will lead the nation to unification.Esther Ortiz said she was surprised Trump “beat all the odds.”“There has been so much division,”Ortiz said. “I’m just hoping we can all come together.”Ortiz, who said she voted for Trump, said she thinks it is important for the country to move forward.“We can’t change the past. We can’t change what has happened,” she said. “So let’s just go forward from this point on now. Let’s work together so other countries around the world aren’t laughing at us.”Hear more from Ortiz below. Linkedin + posts Abbey Block Twitter ReddIt Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap Facebook Ballet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performance Abbey Block Fort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin Rising number of students reporting mental health issues Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Previous articleDespite outcome, women celebrate their first vote for a woman candidateNext articleLocal artist and TCU alum presents new exhibit Abbey Block RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more