Show Comments ▼ Share EXXON Mobil reported a better-than-expected 53 per cent increase in quarterly profit yesterday, helped by a lower tax rate and a surge in natural gas production in the US and Qatar.The oil company’s results and the spike in crude oil price past $100 a barrel helped push Exxon shares to their highest in two years in US trading, in turn propelling the Dow index up.Exxon, based in Texas, reported a fourth-quarter profit of $9.25bn (£5.78bn), or $1.85 per share, compared with $6.05bn or $1.27 per share in the same quarter a year earlier.Oil demand rose last year and the US government expects another 1.5 per cent gain this year.“The global economy appears to be stabilising with signs of modest growth in the United States and Europe and continued strong growth in the developing world, mainly in the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions,” David Rosenthal, Exxon’s head of investor relations, told analysts on a conference call.Exxon’s exploration and production results were also lifted by higher oil prices, which climbed 12 per cent from a year earlier to average around $85 per barrel in the fourth quarter.Exxon said its fourth-quarter tax rate was about 43 per cent, down from 45 per cent in the third quarter due to changes in where taxes were collected and on what products, the company said on its earnings call.Exxon also saw higher profits in its chemicals and refining units. Monday 31 January 2011 9:00 pm whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content Exxon posts a surprise 53pc rise in profits
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: England Lockdown The government said that due to the nationwide lockdown, it would extend its Covid-19 furlough scheme until at least 2 December. Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Regulation BGC welcomes furlough extension as England prepares for lockdown A month-long lockdown is due to begin on 5 November and run through until at least 2 December, with non-essential shops, leisure facilities, pubs, restaurants and entertainment facilities to temporarily close. BGC chief executive Michael Dugher welcomed this decision, saying that it would help protect jobs across the land-based gambling sector in Great Britain. “Nothing matters more to our industry than the safety of our staff and customers, which is why we want to contribute to the national effort to defeat this virus,” he said. “We also welcome the support for businesses forced to close under the second lockdown.” Some venues have had to completely shut again in line with the government’s tiered system, whereby certain areas of England with very high rates of Covid-19 would be locked down. The British land-based gambling market has been hit particularly hard by Covid-19 measures. Gambling venues closed Britain entered its first lockdown on 23 March and began to open again from mid-June, starting with betting shops on 15 June, bingo halls from 4 July and casinos in mid-August. Dugher said this would avoid the “unnecessary” decisions that led to random closures of casinos and betting shops. Regulation However, since the initial reopening, further measures were introduced to help prevent further spread of Covid-19, including casinos in England having to shut at 10pm each night. The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the extension to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) furlough scheme in England ahead of a nationwide lockdown. “At a time when there is widespread despair among sporting bodies, the government also needs to recognise that a healthy betting industry is vital to the funding of sport, and that betting shops in particular are critical to the financing of horseracing.” “It’s also important that when the latest lockdown is over, betting shops are allowed to open safely along with other non-essential retail, as they were in June,” he said. “Casinos, which have the best anti-Covid-19 measures operating anywhere in hospitality and entertainment, should also reopen at the same time. The BGC was strongly critical of these measures and, as such, Dugher has urged the government to adopt a “science-led approach” when England exits its period of lockdown, saying this would allow facilities classed as low risk of spreading Covid-19 to safely reopen. 2nd November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher As was the case during the first lockdown, this will include the closure of all gambling venues including casinos, betting shops, bingo halls and gaming arcades. However, this time professional sport will be permitted to continue behind closed doors, whereas the first lockdown saw all sports cancelled. Email Address
Email Address Full year results 2020 Macau casino revenue down 79.3% in 2020 Like almost all gaming markets around the world, Macau was harmed by the temporary closure of its casinos in the early part of last year due to Covid-19. Macau also imposed travel restrictions, limiting the number of people who could enter the region. GGR amounted to MOP60.44bn (£5.55bn/€6.15bn/$7.57bn) in the past 12 months, down from MOP292.46bn in the previous year. However, with certain measures having been eased towards the end of the year, the situation in Macau improved in the final months on 2020. Gross gambling revenue in Macau fell 79.3% year-on-year in 2020 as the Chinese Special Administrative Region was badly affected by enforced closures and travel restrictions resulting from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter GGR in December reached MOP7.82bn, which was 65.8% lower than the MOP22.84bn generated in the same month in 2019, but the second highest monthly total of 2020. Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino Full year results 2020 Asian casino operator Galaxy Entertainment saw its GGR decline 93.9% in Q3, while revenue at Melco dropped 85.2%, as the operator reported a $386.9m loss. Covid-19 restrictions and closures also impacted a number of major operators active in Macau, including MGM Resorts International published, which saw its revenue from properties in Macau fall 93.6% at $46.9m in the third quarter. 4th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Macau’s Wynn Palace reported a 97.4% drop in revenue for Q3, while the Wynn Macau property also saw revenue decline 89.2%. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: China Macau
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2009 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) 2009 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
Featured Jobs & Calls The Rev. Trevor Pearce talks to delegates at the conference. Photo: Bellah Zulu/ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican priest from South Africa has described the Anglicans Ablaze conference as “well worth doing and exceeding our expectations” adding “God came and met us and did more than anything we could have hoped for.”In an interview with ACNS, the Rev. Trevor Pearce, conference coordinator and director of Growing the Church (GtC), said: “We thank God for bringing us together in one conference and for the unity despite our different cultures, languages and worship styles.”The Anglicans Ablaze conference brought together about 2,000 delegates from 18 countries and 43 dioceses from Southern Africa and other parts of the world, for five days of prayer and sharing from July 2-5.A special Listening Team headed by Bishop of Swaziland Ellinah Wamukoya had the major task of praying, listening and sharing what God was saying throughout the whole conference.On the final day of the conference, Wamukoya said that God had revealed to them the “need to go out to the fringes to share the Gospel” including the need for “the church and Anglican leaders ourselves to be transformed.”Young people showed up in large numbers and played a major role throughout the whole conference. They were challenged by various speakers on the need to rise up and help bring about transformation in the church and society.A young Anglican and board member of Growing the Church (GtC) Khozi Khoza said, “God is raising up an army with Joshua’s anointing. If God is going to bring about transformation in our society, it will be through the church because it’s God’s solution to the systematic problems plaguing our nation.”Her brief but spirited preaching was well received by conference delegates. Some participants said her sermon was confirmation that young Anglicans are capable of contributing significantly to the growth of the church.New Zealand Church Mission Society leader Steve Maina also shared his final thoughts and emphasized the need to evangelize. “We need to move from the mountain top and go practice in the valley what God has been saying to us,” he said. “We cannot just go back home and continue doing things the way we used to.”He added: “It’s time to…go into circulation and share what we have. We’re too stuck in our structures but the love of God demands an urgent response from us.”At the end of the conference, a number of delegates, particularly young people, committed their lives to Christ after an invitation to do so. They were welcomed and advised on how they can grow in their Christian life.The conference was hosted by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA), one of the largest and most diverse provinces on the continent, covering seven countries with many different languages, cultures and race groups. 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“COPY” Year: “COPY” Chile House in Piedra Roja / 332 Arquitectos Area: 364 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses Photographs: Nico Saieh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: BastroLandscape:Cristobal ElguetaArchitects In Charge:Paola Adrovez, Rafael Bas y Daniel DíazCity:ColinaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingArchitectural assignment. This project in Piedra Roja is a house designed for a family consisting of a couple and their four children, two small children and two teenagers. Due to this assignment , the house should have rooms that allow and make compatible the different activities of its members, at the same time foster the convergence of the family group and its friends. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehIt was also a requirement that parents have some control over spaces in the house, understanding its spread dimensions. Save this picture!Floor Plan 02In addition, the house had to be developed on one floor and take full advantage of the relationship with its surroundings and natural lighting through large windows. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe land and the location of the house. The site adjoins a park that is part of the condominium, and within its almost triangular form, a good part of its boundaries are faces exposed to public spaces. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehTherefore, the first design strategy was to extend the house as much as possible, in order to generate a protected border from the outside, where the main enclosures of the house will be located, in a succession of open volumes To the north, separated by small courtyards and interior planters. This would keep the house garden indoor and private, and all rooms open to this interior space.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe Algarrobo. (Prosopis chilensis)On the site there is a large Algarrobo tree. Then, the house, along with being extended, was designed to give space to this tree and include it as an integral part of the project. The House´s family spaces are related directly to the algarrobo through terraces and windows. Save this picture!ElevationsPassive architecture. Energy efficiency considerations were taken through passive architecture design, using ventilated skins (perimeter walls and decks), orientation to the north of the main enclosures, inclusion of landscaping as a tool to avoid overheating, study and application of Layers of thermal insulation, use of DVH Low-e, etc. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!SectionIt emphasizes the projection of ceilings with eaves, according to the solar inclination in order to take care of the room´s sunning, which makes that the house is formally distinguished, without pretending, of the rest of the neighborhood. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehPromenade.Because of the house´s geometry, programmatic relations between the more domestic spaces are produced; for example, between the workshop, the dining room and the family room is materialized a small south patio that is finally configured as a new way to meet and walk through the house. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehCurrently, the gardens of the house have been integrated with the adjacent park and the natural landscape of the hills, making their boundaries blur. Likewise, it is the house that defines its limits and the scope of protection of family privacy, regardless of fences or other normative obligations of the condominium. Indoor, the house is constantly looking at itself.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessHow the Crystal Cathedral Is Adapting for a New Life Out of the SpotlightMiscNew York Times Names Alejandro Aravena Among 28 “Creative Geniuses” of 2016Architecture News Share Architects: 332 Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Colina, Chile House in Piedra Roja / 332 ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Piedra Roja / 332 Arquitectos CopyAbout this office332 ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColinaChilePublished on December 28, 2016Cite: “House in Piedra Roja / 332 Arquitectos” [Casa en Piedra Roja / 332 Arquitectos] 28 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Depandance DCA Restoration / Didonè Comacchio Architects Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Linea Lighta Group, ZC serramenti, Zampieri cucineDesign Team:Paolo Didonè, Devvy ComacchioClients:DCACollaborators:Gianmarco Miolo, Denis Stoppiglia, Lorenzo FravezziLights Project:Linea Light GroupKitchen:Zampieri CucineCity:RosàCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Restoration project of a small annex from the early 1900s which is part of a Veneto rural complex.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaThe design approach was to recompose the original volume of the building, declaring the portions of the newly built wall compared to the existing ones that bear the passage of time.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaThe additions are in neutral gray plaster finish in order to bring out the original walls in brick and stone. The shape thus obtained turns out to be that of the original building without creating a historical forgery.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaThe roof is made with reclaimed wooden beams. Inside, ancillary spaces have been created for the office, such as the kitchen and other services. The kitchen is dark with doors in Vulcan oak finish as the tabletop.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaProject gallerySee allShow lessOM NOM NOM Vegan Cafe / replus design bureauSelected ProjectsMicro Tropicality, RAD+ar HQ / RAD+ar (Research Artistic Design + architecture)Selected Projects Share Architects: Didonè Comacchio Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947546/depandance-dca-restoration-didone-comacchio-architects Clipboard “COPY” 2020 Photographs Area: 301 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Alberto Sinigaglia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947546/depandance-dca-restoration-didone-comacchio-architects Clipboard Year: Depandance DCA Restoration / Didonè Comacchio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDepandance DCA Restoration / Didonè Comacchio ArchitectsSave this picture!© Alberto Sinigaglia+ 13Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Rosà, Italy CopyAbout this officeDidonè Comacchio ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationRosàOn FacebookItalyPublished on September 23, 2020Cite: “Depandance DCA Restoration / Didonè Comacchio Architects” 23 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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. Howard Lake | 19 October 2016 | News Fundraising blog 101fundraising transfers to The Resource Alliance “However, we’ve reached a point where we believe that 101 needs a new source of energy to manage our platform if we want it to survive and thrive over the next decade.“The Resource Alliance is a fantastic successor because sharing fundraising knowledge is at the heart of their mission.”Contributing bloggers include:Charlie HulmeLucy GowerDavid CravinhoKen BurnettPaul de GregorioThe Whiny DonorRachel HunnybunMandy JohnsonEllen JanssensContent is published at no charge, and 101fundraising has always allowed others to republish the content for free, provided they include an acknowledgement. It has recently started inviting donations to help cover its costs and develop.Meg Gardner, chief scribe at The Resource Alliance and former editor of FundRaising Success (now Nonprofit Pro) in the USA, will take over the management and development of the site. The original 101fundraising team’s last official post will be on 22 December and The Resource Alliance will take over on 1 January 2017.Gardner said:“There’s such a lovely synergy here. 101 was built on the concept that fundraisers can reach and teach each other, and benefit from shared knowledge. The Resource Alliance’s new manifesto speaks of mobilising to make change happen, of minds meeting, ideas unleashing, thoughts converging, and power multiplying. This is a perfect fit.” The Resource Alliance is taking over 101fundraising.org, the fundraising blog set up in 2011 by Dutch fundraising advisor Reinier Spruit and online marketer Jeroen Beelen. The blog, which features content from over 100 fundraisers around the world, will become part of the Resource Alliance’s new digital platform, The Resource Cafe.The transfer of ownership was announced today at the International Fundraising Congress, run by The Resource Alliance in Holland each year.101fundraising has been the official blogging partner for the IFC for the past five years, so the two organisations have a track record of collaborating.Reinier Spruit explained:“We’ve been running 101 with great passion and enthusiasm for almost six years. In that time we’ve had more than 100 international bloggers delivering fantastic global fundraising insights in almost 600 high-quality blog posts. We’ve been able to build a sharing and debating community of fundraisers that did not exist yet in the fundraising sector.”Jeroen Beelan added: Advertisement 96 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 95 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: blogging International Fundraising Congress Resource Alliance
Companies that support charities win in recruitment race, says CAF poll Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Recruitment / people Research / statistics Today’s (9th January) so-called ‘Massive Monday’ recruitment race will see companies that support good causes at an advantage when it comes to attracting new talent, according to the Charities Aid Foundation.CAF statistics show that one in four people say they are more inclined to apply for jobs with firms that have a strong track record of supporting charities, with recruitment firms referring to today as Massive Monday: a date when the number of job applications is expected to peak as people begin the hunt for a new career in 2017.A YouGov poll carried out on behalf of CAF last month suggests that many people believe charitable companies make better employers, and that supporting good causes helps to boost morale among existing staff.According to the poll:Just over one in four people (26%) agreed that, when applying for a new job, they would be more inclined to work for an employer with a good track record supporting charities and good causes. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Almost half (45%) of people said that supporting charities and good causes helps to improve morale in the workplace.In addition, the poll suggests that giving staff time off to volunteer is a popular way for firms to help support good causes, with almost half of the people surveyed (45%) agreeing that it was something employers should offer.Susan Pinkney, head of research at CAF, said:“There are many good reasons for companies to be active and vocal in their support of good causes. In the competitive world of recruitment, it can also give firms a real advantage in attracting new talent while retaining existing staff.“We know that there is huge appetite among businesses to work with charities. But the public often significantly underestimates the commitment of companies to charitable giving and good causes. It is in companies’ interests to work even harder to be transparent, and regularly report on how they are going about fulfilling their charitable commitments.” Advertisement Two in five (39%) people agree that businesses and organisations that support good causes make for better employers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 112 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 111 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 9 January 2017 | News Women (30%) and people at the start of their career, aged 16 – 24, (47%) were most likely to be influenced by a potential employers’ charitable activity.
All across the United States from Burlington, Vt., to Cincinnati, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Diego, Seattle and Portland, Ore., and many cities in between, thousands took to the streets demanding an end to the police killings of African Americans. ChicagoIn Chicago the Magnificent Mile was the target of demonstrations in the Loop, where like in other cities and suburbs, the capitalist retailers encourage mindless consumption during the period between late November and the beginning of the new year.Advertising agencies expend tremendous resources to encourage workers and oppressed peoples to enter the shopping fray by offering purported “deals” on electronic merchandise, much of it marketed to children and teenagers. Major U.S. firms gauge their performance during this season as a barometer of the viability of the capitalist system overall.Despite these monumental efforts by retailers, sales were down for so-called “Black Friday” and the holiday weekend. Corporate media outlets that advance the notion of consumer confidence as a key aspect of the strength of the U.S. economy, attributed the decline in revenue to factors such as early shopping and online purchases.According to Reuters, “Data from analytics firm RetailNext showed overall sales for both days fell 1.5 percent on flat customer traffic, while average spending per shopper dropped 1.4 percent. Preliminary data from ShopperTrak showed sales at stores totaled about $12.1 billion on Thursday and Friday. The company said it is an ‘estimated decrease from last year’ but did not give the percentage decline due to an internal change in the way it calculates data. Last year, it reported sales of $12.29 billion for the same period.” (Nov. 28)Corporate spokespeople try to explain dropThe U.S. population is rising. There is supposedly an economic recovery going on. That this translated into lower sales during the premiere time for showcasing new merchandise bodes ill for the future of capitalist retail markets. Other factors must be responsible for the fall in sales and thus in profits.Numerous social media groups and individual pages had advocated for a refusal to shop on Black Friday, saying the day should be one of protest. The corporate media did not give this effort serious consideration when providing explanations for declining sales.The Reuters article also reported, “The data highlights the waning importance of Black Friday, which until a few years ago kicked off the holiday shopping season, as more retailers start discounting earlier in the month and open their doors on Thanksgiving Day. … [D]espite the fall in sales over the two days, the performance must be interpreted as a good one for retail stores because sales held up amid rising competition from online shopping and were better than expected due to pent-up consumer demand and lower gas prices.”Even capitalist publications such as Forbes report that the real measure of viability in the economy must take into consideration the size of the labor force and the labor force participation rate (LFPR). The so-called “recovery” from the 2008 Great Recession has been weaker than after any other recovery since World War II ended. The size of the labor force has been almost flat over the last seven years. At the same time the labor participation rate is at its lowest in nearly 40 years. This is a more accurate measure of unemployment than the current 5 percent jobless rate reported during the first week of November. Forbes stated on Nov. 30, “Since the 2008 recession, the U.S. Civilian Labor Force has grown at an average annual rate of only 0.35 percent. In comparison, after the recession of 2001, the labor force grew at an average annual rate of 1.41 percent.”At the time of the stock market crash in early 2000, called the bursting of the “tech boom,” the labor force participation rate had peaked at 66.8 percent. Over the last decade and a half, there has been a steady decline in this factor that began even before the Great Recession and then triggered tens of millions of layoffs and job eliminations. As of October 2015, the LFPR was 62.4 percent, the lowest rate since October 1977. “A declining rate indicates that more individuals are dropping out of the job market,” noted Forbes.The national question and the labor market African Americans make up a larger than proportional segment of the people no longer in the job market. Though the overall official unemployment rate is 5 percent, among African Americans it is 9.2 percent, or nearly twice the national average.African-American teenagers between 16 and 19 are plagued with a jobless rate of 25.6 percent. African American women over 20 are unemployed at 8.1 percent. African American men over 20 are jobless at 9.2 percent.Forbes says, “If the labor force is the economic engine, consumer spending is the fuel.” Nonetheless, this capitalist mouthpiece continues to advocate the same pro-rich policies of lessening regulations and lowering taxes for the ruling class. These same measures have created an even wider gap between rich and poor as well as Black and white income and wealth levels.These statistics indicate that recession level conditions exist in African- American communities. This provides another factor in the rising anger against institutional racism and national oppression as manifested through mass demonstrations and urban rebellions in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore during 2014 and early 2015.Increasing atmosphere of defianceTensions reached enormous levels on Nov. 23 after the shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters outside a police station in Minneapolis. In Chicago daily demonstrations since Nov. 24 have demanded the firing of the police commissioner and chief over a video of the blatant killing of a 17-year-old last year.Demonstrations during the initial weekend of the holiday retail season were carried out in part as solidarity actions with the people of Minneapolis and Chicago. In addition, the spreading of anti-racist rallies, sit-ins and ideological struggles on university and college campuses led by African-American students contributes immensely to a social atmosphere of defiance and immediacy.One year ago in the aftermath of the rebellions in Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent expansion of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was founded in 2012, African Americans and their allies escalated their demonstrations by marching into shopping malls, disrupting business and blocking highways and thoroughfares to illustrate the urgency of the crisis of police abuse and killings and the refusal of the state apparatus to take remedial actions. These manifestations will continue and expand because the federal government and the capitalist ruling class have no plans for the African-American people and other oppressed nations inside the U.S. beyond increased militarized repression and mass incarceration. A fundamental transformation of the political and economic system is the only hope for addressing these concerns and providing sustainable solutions.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this