KCS-content Schroders sees inflows double to record £27bn Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp WEALTH manager Schroders saw profits more than triple last year, driven by record net inflows.Profits before tax hit £407m, up from £137.5m a year earlier, outpacing consensus expectations of around £384m.Earnings per share also trebled from 34.3p to 111.7p, helping to boost its share price by around one per cent.The firm increased its dividend payment for the year by 19 per cent to 37p per share.Funds under management at the firm almost doubled to £197bn, on inflows of £27.1bn, outstripping last year’s record £15bn net inflows by a considerable distance.Schroders attributed strong demand for its investment products to a rising appetite for risk against a backdrop of loose monetary policy in the US, while sovereign debt woes in Europe drove more funds towards emerging market investments.However, the listed-asset manager warned on a mixed outlook for the year ahead.“We still think this will be the year of good growth but it is unrealistic to assume it will be at the levels of last year,” chief financial officer Kevin Parry said.Analysts revised forecasts for the coming year to predict new asset inflows of about £12bn. Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Thursday 10 March 2011 7:32 pm
Email Address Casino & games 183 companies register interest in Dutch igaming licence Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands 25th June 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling A total of 183 businesses have registered their interest in applying for an online gaming licence in the Netherlands, according to the country’s gambling regulator. A total of 183 businesses have registered their interest in applying for an online gaming licence in the Netherlands, according to the country’s gambling regulator.The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) asked companies eager to secure a Dutch licence to register their interest online between June 5 and June 21. On June 17 it then reported that 79 companies had registered their interest on June 17. This, it said, had jumped to 125 by June 20, with a further 58 stating their intention to apply before the June 21 deadline.More than half (89) of the registrants are foreign operators, of which 83 already hold some form of igaming licence in another country. A further 74 prospective applicants are active in the Dutch land-based gaming market.However the regulator said that despite the high level of interest, it expected to the final number of licences issued to be significantly lower. The number of approved companies would be reduced by strict due diligence checks and significant financial costs, it explained.Applicants will be expected to pay a €45,000 fee, then a €830,000 guarantee if they are approved to operate in the market. Operators will also be subject to in-depth probity checks, and will be required to fulfil a number of conditions such as setting out an addiction prevention policy, quality assurance processes and identity verification measures.The KSA is currently developing the licensing process, with a view to accepting applications shortly after the Netherlands Remote Gambling Act passes into law. With work underway on technical regulations, and reaching a consensus on whether to ban operators that were found to have breached the current prohibition on igaming, it is expected to be finalised and brought into effect from July 1, 2020.At this point, the regulator will be able to begin processing applications, with a view to opening the market on January 1, 2021. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Both Scott and Beauden knocked the ball on in hilarious fashion against Canada 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 63-0 Canada WATCH: Barrett Brothers Drop Two Certain TriesAs expected the All Blacks ran out handsome winners during their Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Canada. Nine tries were scored in total with each of the three Barrett brothers (Beauden, Jordie and Scott) crossing the whitewash.However, two of the Barretts, Scott and Beauden, produced hilarious moments that are sure to grant them some ribbing and flak in the Kiwi dressing room during the rest of the tournament.Both players were set to cross the try-line for tries and yet inexplicably both of them knocked them on without any sign of contact.Scott’s came in the first half and would have secured the bonus point but it was not to be. Beauden did secure the bonus point just before half-time.However, it was not the perfect evening for the two-time Player of the Year as late in the match he was set to score his second try of the night and yet he too inexplicably dropped the ball as well. As ITV Rugby suggests in the caption below, he is human after all. Watch that moment below… Collapse All Black Ardie Savea has feared of going… Expand Beuaden, Scott and Jordie are all set to… Barrett Brothers To Make All Black History Against Canada All Black Ardie Savea to wear goggles against Canada Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Canada were one of the last teams into… Expand Admittedly the conditions were clearly tough in Oita, being hot, sticky and humid, but the two lapses were still rare moments in All Black World Cup history.The two brothers are in good company, though, because the difficult conditions in Japan have contributed to a high number of handling errors in the tournament.New Zealand’s next game is against Namibia on Sunday whilst Canada go up against the South Africans on 8 October. Both the Kiwis and Springboks are expected to get bonus points from those two matches. Barrett Brothers To Make All Black History Against Canada All Black Ardie Savea to wear goggles against Canada 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 63-0 Canada Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, and Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Presiding Bishop Michael Curry The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release 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 Church Office of Public Affairs press release] El Obispo Presidente del Iglesia Episcopal, Michael Curry, ha hecho un llamamiento a un tiempo de oración dedicado a las regiones de la Comunión Anglicana que están experimentando la violencia y conflictos civiles.“En este tiempo de la Resurrección, hago un llamamiento a todos a rezar por nuestros hermanos y hermanas en las zonas donde hay mucha carga y poca esperanza”, dijo el Obispo Presidente.Además, en su mensaje de Pascua 2016 (disponible aquí), el Obispo Presidente Curry abordó la situación de Bruselas, indicando que: “La verdad es que incluso mientras hablamos en esta Semana Santa, lo hacemos no solamente a la sombra de la cruz, sino que lo hacemos a la sombra de los que han perdido la vida en Bruselas, de los que han sido heridos y mutilados, de los que lloran y se lamentan. Y de un mundo que lamenta, y no está muy seguro de cómo seguir adelante”.Citando a Gálatas 6: 2: Ayudaos mutuamente a llevar vuestras cargas y cumplid así la ley de Cristo, el Obispo Presidente Curry llama a la oración durante toda la temporada santa de la Pascua. A partir del día 3 de abril, el Primer Domingo de Pascua, y procediendo hasta Pentecostés, el 15 de mayo, se pide a la Iglesia Episcopal que ore por una provincia o región en particular:• Burundi• América Central• Congo• El Medio Este• Pakistán• Sudán del SurMás información está disponible aquí ; asegúrese de comprobar de nuevo para obtener ulterior información durante todo el tiempo de la Pascua.Para ulterior información contacte a Elizabeth Boe, Oficial de Relaciones Globales, [email protected] Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA El Obispo Presidente pide un tiempo de oración Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Mar 29, 2016 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter DeSantis approved $75 million coronavirus relief for homeowners and renters affected by the virus, $7.3 million allotted for Orange County residentsFrom the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Governor Ron DeSantis appearing in Apopka July 17, 2020, with Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings standing with him, right of photo. Please enter your name here Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday while visiting Apopka that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) Board of Directors unanimously approved the release of $75 million to local governments to assist Floridians in need of rental and mortgage assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Governor DeSantis made available $250 million, of which $120 million will be sent to local governments to provide rental and mortgage assistance program. The $75 million approved Friday is the first release of the funding to local governments.“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound disruption to families throughout the state,” said Governor DeSantis. “It is my hope that these funds and the rest of the $250 million will provide some level of relief to individuals who—through no fault of their own—are now having difficulty making ends meet.”The $75 million includes allocations to many local governments in Florida, but the Governor traveled to the City of Apopka to highlight Orange County’s allocation of $7.3 million.For a full list of the allocations, click HERE.“As Floridians continue to struggle with the negative economic impacts of COVID-19, Florida Housing remains committed to providing renters and homeowners with housing assistance,” said Trey Price, Executive Director of Florida Housing Finance Corporation. “We are proud to stand with the Governor to ensure affordable housing remains a top priority, and that families have the necessary assistance to remain in their homes during these difficult times.”$120 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and RentersImpacted homeowners and renters can apply for the following assistance through a local State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program housing office:Rental and mortgage assistance payments for persons who experienced a hardship that prevents them from making these payments;Emergency Repair; andRehabilitation and New Construction related specifically to a need caused by the COVID-19 emergency.Click here for more information on the program and how to start the process. Florida Housing encourages homeowners and renters impacted by the pandemic to visit the website.The toll-free Coronavirus Relief Fund for Impacted Homeowners and Renters Information Line 1-888-362-7885 will be available starting Monday, July 20th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays for those who would like to speak with a representative. TAGSapopkaCOVID-19 ReliefGovernor Ron DeSantisOrange CountyProperty OwnersRenters Previous articleOCPS extends Summer Meals Program, plus free food for kids under 18 through Summer BreakSpot – many Apopka locationsNext articleLight and Airy Presets for Photos Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
“COPY” Save this picture!© Andrea Martiradonna+ 13 Share Houses Italy Photographs Area: 2110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Andrea MartiradonnaText description provided by the architects. Horizontal Space is localized in Piemonte in northwest Italy, a mountain area at 800 meters above sea level with Cuneo as it’s closest city.Save this picture!© Andrea MartiradonnaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornHorizontal Space is a composition of pure volume with constant height. Wide steps lead to the entrance, introducing a longitudinal consecutive spaces. Save this picture!© Andrea MartiradonnaThe living room, passing from one part of the house to the other, opens with large windows to the garden and to the countryside. The teak floors warm the environment and a stone wall covered with white sheets creates a staggered back almost sculptural material. Save this picture!© Andrea MartiradonnaThe cuisine is characterized by a horizontal cut above the work plan, which frames the mountain and the nearby town. The villa has two bedrooms with bathrooms, a laundry room and a bathroom for the living area.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: NYU 2031: NYU in NYCArticlesSt. Hans “Haugen” Performance Center / ctrl+nArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140070/horizontal-space-house-damilano-studio-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Cuneo, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140070/horizontal-space-house-damilano-studio-architects Clipboard Horizontal Space House / Damilano Studio Architects Projects Horizontal Space House / Damilano Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHorizontal Space House / Damilano Studio Architects CopyAbout this officeDamilano Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasResidentialHousesCuneo3D ModelingItalyPublished on June 06, 2011Cite: “Horizontal Space House / Damilano Studio Architects” 06 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/525736/gran-passive-house-skatchkoff-hub Clipboard photographs: Sarah BleePhotographs: Sarah BleeText description provided by the architects. The Skatchkoff Residence is a detached passive-solar house at the edge of the centre of Kortrijk. The design brings two nostalgic elements into crystal clear form: the saw-tooth structure of the local textile industry and the wooden structure of the dacha of the client’s homeland, Russia.Save this picture!© Sarah BleeThe home is largely organised on the ground floor, in order to enable maximum accessibility for the plucky though somewhat elderly resident. The design is ‘reverse lifecycle resistant’ ideal for a person living alone, with space for a live-in carer when required and with the possibility of being extended at the front for a family with children. In addition, the orientation has been adapted to allow space for an additional twin residence on the west side of the property.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe essence of the design is the sculptural saw-tooth roof – ideal for capturing passive solar heat from the south- and the central core which structures the plan and houses all ventilation equipment. All remaining rooms are integrated within a free and flexible plan around this core. The fluctuating height of the roof is reflected in the alternating experience of the rooms below and provides space at the highest point for a hidden attic.Save this picture!© Sarah BleeThe construction and siding are made entirely from wood and are prefabricated using CNC technology. As a result, the entire structure could be constructed both wind and rain proof within just a few weeks, while construction details were integrated referring back to centuries-old knowledge. All interior carpentry was specifically designed for this home and constructed from a modest yet warm material pallet. The refined, detailed and tactile interior thereby enters into dialogue with the pragmatic and rather basic feel of the exterior.Project gallerySee allShow lessCritical Round-Up: The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize ShortlistArchitecture NewsMASS Design Group’s Latest “Beyond the Building” Video: Building Better BuildersArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Kortrijk, Belgium Houses GRAN – Passive House Skatchkoff / HUBSave this projectSaveGRAN – Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB Belgium Year: Save this picture!© Sarah Blee+ 12 Share “COPY” Photographs Architects: HUB Area Area of this architecture project Area: 140 m² Area: 140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHUBOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKortrijkHousesBelgiumPublished on July 19, 2014Cite: “GRAN – Passive House Skatchkoff / HUB” 19 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Area: 240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Thiago F. Zani, Maria Ineida F. Zani, Gustavo Poliseli Photographs Save this picture!© Guilherme Siqueira+ 19Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Lead Architects: Year: AT Residence / Zani ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveAT Residence / Zani Arquitetura “COPY” CopyHouses•Londrina, Brazil AT Residence / Zani Arquitetura Projects City:LondrinaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreCultural / PatrimonialAccoyaAccoya® Wood in an Iconic Biblical Project: Giant Noah’s Ark CladWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Located on a small farm, the AT House was designed in search of the best implantation and spatial organization based on the site’s natural profile: The ground floor’s block touches the land on the highest portion holding the social access of the house through the concrete porches. On the opposite side, the suspended block houses the garage and the service rooms on the lower floor.Save this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraWe designed a wooden slatted panel on the frontal facade, which is located in the same direction as the prevailing wind that allows permanent and crossing ventilation inside the house providing privacy and connection with the external spaces, also forming the whole aesthetic composition.Save this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraThe roof brings natural lighting to social spaces through its lattice that can be seen by the inside. In a compositional way, it shows the spatial dynamic contrast between the regional typology of constructions showed inside and the external prismatic volume that hides the roof from the view of those who pass through the streets.Save this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraThe composition with raw and natural materials and the spatial continuity between interior and exterior guided the design of the wood panels as a permeability tool, extracting the maximum potential of the natural conditions of the land and its views.Save this picture!© Guilherme SiqueiraProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Value of an Address: How Cities Around the World Utilize Street Names and Buildi…ArticlesDuinhotel Breezand / RoosRos ArchitectenSelected Projects Share 2019 “COPY” Photographs: Guilherme Siqueira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: Zani Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950796/at-residence-zani-arquitetura Clipboard Brazil Manufacturers: Portobello ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950796/at-residence-zani-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeZani ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesConcrete HousesTimber HousesBrazilPublished on November 08, 2020Cite: “AT Residence / Zani Arquitetura” [Residência AT / Zani Arquitetura] 08 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. National misTrust Web site AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis While the site might be regarded as affectionate towards the National Trust, its use of a very similar typeface and logo to that of the National Trust is inadvisable.The existence of the site shouldn’t cause the National Trust any problems, but it just goes to show that domain name issues are still a cause of concern for charities. While some charities have been on the receiving end of campaigning using similar domain names, the nationalmistrust.org.uk site is not the negative site you might assume.Several charities have suffered domain name problems as individuals have used similar sounding domain names to wage their campaigns against them. Coming across nationalmistrust.org.uk we assumed that this might be a similar site. In fact, it’s just plain silly.The site has been set up by National Trust members, it seems, who delight in sharing photographs of themselves at National Trust properties behaving “a downright inappropriate manner”. We didn’t spot anything indecent – apart from one “moonie”, just vaguely humorous pictures. Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 January 2004 | News 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving
They will return: a billboard in Cuba honors the Cuban Five.U.S. imperialism remains unflinching in its campaign to crush the Cuban Revolution.In 2004, then Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama said that he supported an end to the economic blockade in Cuba. Yet on Sept. 5, 2014, President Obama signed the annual memorandum that continues the U.S. blockade against Cuba under the infamous “Trading With the Enemy Act.” Cuba is the only country in the world targeted by this act.In 1962, President John F. Kennedy bought himself 1,200 Cuban cigars. He then declared an economic blockade against Cuba. Not only did this mean an embargo of all goods to the socialist country, but also a permanent campaign to discourage and punish other countries from doing business with Cuba.And for the last 52 years, U.S. imperialism has maintained this blockade, this economic war against the government and the people of Cuba.Why? Because since the 1959 Revolution, the people of Cuba have shown the world, particularly the people of Latin America and Africa, that despite being a small country; despite a legacy of cruel, colonial rule; despite one dictator after another ruling with an iron grip to serve U.S. corporations; despite racism so powerful that the last of those dictators, who was Black, could not even go onto the U.S. hotel’s beaches — despite all of that, an organized people led by determined revolutionaries could break U.S. imperialism’s grip.Further, the people of Cuba have shown that poor and working people can themselves run a government, an economy, a whole society themselves, without wealthy landowners and corrupt dictators who answer only to Wall Street banks and corporations.Before the revolution, five out of six Cubans were in abject poverty, living in shacks or homeless. Two out of three Cuban children did not go to school. Hunger, disease, unemployment: that was the lot for most Cubans.The U.S. economic war against Cuba has created more suffering for the Cuban people, with food and medicines cut off; with spare parts for cars and other machinery denied; with CIA-directed sabotage and even with a U.S.-sponsored invasion; and with the collapse of the Soviet Union removing economic support.The Cuban government estimates that this economic war against their country has cost their nation one trillion, 112 billion, 534 million dollars [$1,112,534,000,000]. (cubannews.ain.cu, Sept. 25).Yet, despite of all of that, the Cuban poor and working people and their government have created in their country a society designed to fill the needs of the people, not to fill the coffers of banks and corporations. The results are more than dramatic:There is almost no homelessness in Cuba. Eighty-five percent of Cubans own their own homes and pay no property taxes or interest on their mortgages. By law, mortgage payments can be no more than 10 percent of combined household income.Cuba’s unemployment rate is only 1.8 percent. A recently developed urban agriculture program has created 350,000 jobs.The adult literacy rate in Cuba is 99.8 percent, almost a full percent higher than the U.S. rate. (CIA World Factbook)The infant mortality rate in Cuba is 4.7 per 1,000 live births. The U.S. rate is 6.0 per 1,000. (dollarsandsense.org, March/April 2009)For more than 20 years, United Nations resolutions demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba have passed with overwhelming majorities. The 2013 resolution in the U.N. General Assembly passed 188 to 2, with only Israel joining the U.S. in voting no. The same resolution is scheduled for October of this year, and the vote’s outcome will undoubtedly be the same.Workers in the U.S have in increasing numbers said that they too oppose the Cuban blockade. A February 2014 poll showed that 56 percent of the people here support normalized relations with Cuba, with an even higher 63 percent of the people polled in Florida — formerly a hotbed of anti-Cuba reaction — saying so. (Huffingtonpost.com, Feb. 11)A June poll of people in the U.S. originally from Cuba shows that 52 percent of them want an end to the embargo as well.Even many U.S. corporations have called for an end to the blockade, since it costs them billions in lost sales to foreign competitors from Europe, Asia and Latin America.However, mired in its own economic crises with no solution in sight, the U.S. simply cannot tolerate a successful workers’ state on its own doorstep.Only a determined struggle by workers here will end this cruel economic war against the people of Cuba. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this