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Institute of Fundraising to survey members on services and benefits

first_img 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.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Institute of Fundraising to survey members on services and benefits Howard Lake | 22 March 2005 | News The Institute of Fundraising is to send a questionnaire to its members asking them about the services and benefits that it provides to them and whether they meet their needs.As it announced its forthcoming survey, the Institute also distributed a new brochure outlining the present work of the Institute and the issues it believes it needs to address. The brochure is designed “to inform the debate on our direction in the next three years.”The 22-page brochure explains what the Institute does, what benefits its membership receives, its organisational membership, its role in influencing legislation, its role in setting standard and promoting best practice in fundraising, how it works to improve professional development, its research programme, and its nurturing of campaigns such as the Legacy Promotion Campaign. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual givinglast_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

The future of Africa & the struggle for socialism

first_imgExcerpts from a talk by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire and WW contributing editor, at the Nov. 17-18, 2012, Workers World Party conference in New York. See video at youtube.com/wwpvideo.Abayomi AzikiweWW photo: Brenda RyanDespite claims by the capitalist governments internationally and their apologists in the corporate media, the world economic crisis is worsening.The financial institutions and other corporate entities are at the root of the current economic malaise. This is true not only for the U.S. but for the entire globe where billions still live on less than $2 per day.Recent unrest in the Republic of South Africa derives from the global crisis in the capitalist and imperialist system. Many were shocked throughout the left and progressive communities when over 50 workers lost their lives in disturbances surrounding both wildcat and protected strike actions in the mining and transport sectors of the economy, the largest on the continent.Workers in South Africa want the same things that their class brothers and sisters need all over the planet: a decent salary, quality homes, utility services, education for themselves and their families, and the right to determine the conditions under which they labor.Although we condemned the police killings of miners at Marikana on Aug. 16, which resulted in the deaths of 34 workers and injuries to many more, we placed the onus of this crime on the transnational extractive firms that are largely controlled by Western-based capitalists. South African capitalism and its links to the world system have profited immensely from the growth of the gold, diamond, platinum, coal and iron ore sectors of the economy.We were some of the earliest supporters inside the U.S. of the African National Congress and its allies within the revolutionary democratic movement, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party. We can recall vividly how the ANC was labeled “terrorist” in the same fashion that other movements in the Middle East and the Muslim world are characterized today.The unrest in the mining industry in South Africa has spread to other sectors including the civil service and agriculture. We support the workers in their just struggles for a living wage and better living conditions. Nonetheless, we realize that in order for this to truly take place the South African revolution must take the path toward economic independence and scientific socialism.We know that based upon their history of struggle, the South African people will succeed in realizing their strategic objectives. It was not long ago that the imperialists doubted the ability of the peoples of Southern Africa to reach the levels they have achieved thus far.We must continue our support of the people of Southern Africa in the next phase of the struggle for genuine liberation. With the political crisis engendered by the recent wave of strikes, a broad, sweeping debate has erupted within the national democratic movement led by the ANC.In neighboring Zimbabwe, the country embarked upon a land reform program in 2000 that confiscated farms stolen by British settlers in the late 19th century. These farms were broken up and turned over to millions of African agricultural workers.The imperialists met this process with sanctions and threats of regime change against the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU-PF) ruling party inside the country. Yet the economic impact of these reforms has been successful in raising production and income levels among African farmers.The experience of Zimbabwe is being looked at seriously in neighboring Namibia, headed by the South-West Africa People’s Organization, a close ally of the ANC and ZANU-PF. Throughout the entire region of Southern and East Africa, the question of land redistribution is no longer an academic one, but is becoming a more viable political option in Kenya as well as in other states.It is not surprising then that the imperialist states have targeted Zimbabwe. Should the ANC take on the ­much-needed reforms, it too will come under a more sustained attack. When this occurs, we must be in a position to defend the process as a much-needed step in the right direction toward a noncapitalist path of development.AFRICOM’s escalating aggressionThe U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has intensified its efforts on the continent with the 2011 war against Libya, the ongoing proxy war in Somalia, and the threats of intervention in East and Southern Africa. The role of AFRICOM is clearly linked to the growing significance of African oil and mineral resources to the world capitalist system.Over the last year, new findings of oil and natural gas occurred throughout all East and Central Africa, providing greater opportunities for transnational corporations and banks. The military interventionist policies of the U.S. through successive administrations, including the current Obama regime, will intensify. We must follow these events closely and oppose U.S. military intervention on the continent.As we did with respect to Libya last year, we must condemn the role of imperialism and build closer ties between the workers and oppressed on the continent and those in the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


June 15, 2021 0

The mass appeal of ‘Black Panther’

first_imgThe movie “Black Panther” has financially taken the global film industry by storm since its official release in the U.S. on Feb. 15. Directed by the dynamic, young, multitalented African-American director Ryan Coogler and featuring a predominantly Black cast, “Black Panther” has accumulated more than $1 billion globally in ticket sales from Africa to China, including more than $600 million from the U.S. box office alone as of March 19. The movie shattered box-office records for the four-day “President’s Day” weekend in February.According to comscore.com which, together with Screen Engine, conducts exit polls of film goers on a global scale, the racial composition of those attending “Black Panther” during the Feb. 16-19 holiday weekend in the U.S. was 37 percent Black, 35 percent white, 18 percent Latinx and 5 percent Asian. These are significant numbers, considering that the Black population is estimated to be around 14 percent of the general U.S. population.The Disney-produced, Marvel comic book-based movie had a budget of $200 million. This is the largest amount of money ever given to a Black director to make a Hollywood film.This is only the third feature film made by Coogler, who is a native of Oakland, Calif. His first was “Fruitvale Station,” which focused on the real-life murder of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Black man, who on Jan. 1, 2009, was shot in the back by a white Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer as Grant lay facedown on the Fruitvale Station subway platform in Oakland. The murder was captured on cell phone video. Following a rebellion in Oakland, the officer was found guilty of manslaughter and served less than a year in prison.Not only is “Black Panther” a box-office success historically. It has also been acclaimed by movie critics due to the brilliant acting and visuals.The movie is based on a comic book character with the same name created in the mid-1960s by two white comic books creators, writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. They were responsible for creating popular comic book characters like the Hulk, the X-Men, Spider-Man and many more. Movies based on many of these characters have made billions at the box office.There was much speculation on whether a big-budget movie directed by a Black director with a virtually all-Black cast could become a blockbuster:  Would white audiences pay money to see such a movie? “Black Panther” answered that question with a resounding yes.What ‘Black Panther’ is and isn’tBefore the movie opened, many Black activists had the misconception that “Black Panther” would focus on the Black Panther Party, a revolutionary, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist formation founded in 1966 on the principle of self-determination for Black and other oppressed peoples against racist and state repression. This is understandable.But nothing could be further from the truth. It is highly unlikely that any studio bosses, who are still overwhelmingly white, would fork over $200 million to a Black director to bring forth a positive story featuring a national liberation organization.“Black Panther” is very much rooted in the philosophy of Afrofuturism, a term first raised by white critic Mark Dery in his 1994 essay, “Black to the Future.” Since then it’s been made universally popular by Black authors like Octavia Butler and Ishmael Reed and artists Janelle Monáe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sun-Ra and Jimi Hendrix.Author Ytasha Womack states that Afrofuturism is “the intersection between black culture, technology, liberation and the imagination, with some mysticism thrown in, too. It can be expressed through film; it can be expressed through art, literature and music. It’s a way of bridging the future and the past and essentially helping to reimagine the experience of people of colour.” (theguardian.com, July 24, 2014)While there are themes dealing with colonialism and the legacy of slavery, the movie takes place in Wakanda, a mythical African kingdom that, has been free from white colonial rule, able to control its own resources, most notably vibranium, the source of unimaginable technological advances concentrated in Wakanda. This kingdom is run by T’Challa, played by the multitalented Chadwick Boseman, who maintains his throne by fighting off challengers. Boseman’s previous portrayals include Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, singer James Brown and baseball great Jackie Robinson.T’Challa’s security team is dominated by strong, powerful African women fighters called Dora Milaje and led by Okaye, played by dynamic Zimbabwean actor Danai Gurira. Rounded out by Kenyan/Mexican actor Lupita N’yogo and Guyanese actor Letitia Wright, the characters they play have no problem pointing out T’Challa’s weaknesses, despite Wakanda being a patriarchal society.T’Challa’s main protagonist is Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, played by another multitalented actor, Michael B. Jordan. This actor has appeared in all three of Coogler’s feature films, including his breakout role in “Fruitvale Station,” in which he played Oscar Grant. While T’Challa does not want to share the vibranium with other vulnerable nations, Killmonger, who is T’Challa’s cousin, seeks to share vibranium with other African and oppressed peoples of the world in order to fight off colonial domination. Many will view him as an internationalist.In his opening scene, Killmonger is seen in a British museum, admiring African artifacts. When a white woman curator approaches him, he asks her what country each artifact comes from. He corrects her on some answers, saying that each of the artifacts was illegally stolen, much to her chagrin. Complicating his motives, Killmonger allies himself with a racist, white, South African mercenary, played by Andy Serkis, who also wants vibranium — to make a profit.Once again, the real issue of colonialism is brought before the masses of people in movie theaters, many of whom are unaware of how wealth was stolen from the African continent over the centuries.Boseman stated that despite his character being portrayed as the hero, he related more to the Killmonger character, stating: “Killmonger is trying to achieve greatness … but there’s an expectation of greatness for me. I don’t know if we as African Americans would accept T’Challa as our hero if he didn’t go through Killmonger. Because Killmonger has been through our struggle, and I [as T’Challa] haven’t.” (cinemablend.com)Boseman deemed his character as being “privileged,” which is so true. Under this monarchy, he fights his challengers to hold on to his power while his “subjects” are onlookers.Despite any political contradictions in this film, including a positive portrayal of a CIA agen, the film has, with no doubt, resonated deeply with Black audiences in the U.S. and throughout the African diaspora worldwide, especially youth, due to its positive cultural portrayals of African peoples that run counter to Hollywood’s historical and shameful racist movie stereotypes.For this reason, “Black Panther” is worth seeing, along with the talented actors and the beautiful, stunning, African-themed costumes created by visionary costume designer Ruth Carter.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


June 15, 2021 0

Permian Basin Drilling Report: Apr. 19 – Apr. 25

first_img Facebook Previous articleMore Hispanic Chamber questions ariseNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Texans need both parties debating education admin By admin – April 29, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Permit applications approved by the Texas Railroad Commission for April 19 through April 25 for Districts 7C, 8 and 8A. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of permits approved for that leasehold.Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Ash 55-1-32 Unit, Loving, new drill; Poplar 55-1-24 Unit, Loving, new drill.APC Water Holdings 1, LLC, APC 57-1-33, Reeves, new drill; APC 57-3-14, Reeves, new drill; APC 34-197, Ward, new drill; LLC, APC 54-1-18, Loving, new drill; LLC, APC 55-1-24, Loving, new drill; LLC, APC 54-2-15, Loving, new drill (2); LLC, APC 55-4-21, Reeves, new drill (2).Banner Operating, LLC, Turner Ranch T.D. 8, Irion, new drill.Bayswater Operating Company, LLC, Firecreek 54-1-12, Howard, new drill; Vertigo 6-7, Howard, new drill; Broken Arrow 55-54-1-12, Howard, new drill; Winchester 73 6-7, Howard, new drill.Blackbeard Operating, LLC, Walton, J.B., Winkler, new drill (2).Boaz Energy II Operating, LLC, Cowden 36, Crane, new drill.Bridwell Oil Co., Harris, Runnels, recompletion.BTA Oil Producers, LLC, Blacktop 21601 1, Reeves, new drill (2); Scramble 21802, Culberson, new drill.Carrizo Permian, LLC, Crowley 7527 (alloc. A), Reeves, new drill; Dorothy Unit 38, Reeves, new drill.Centennial Resource Production, LLC, Red Rock A Unit, Reeves, new drill.Champion Lone Star Operating, LLC, CLS Walton, Winkler, new drill.Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Scharbauer C Jr., Midland, new drill; Dr. A Brighton 31 SWD, Culberson, new drill.Cinnabar Operating, LLC, Matthew PSA F, Glasscock, new drill.CML Exploration, LLC, Davis, Garza, new drill.COG Operating, LLC, Carla West Unit, Upton, new drill (2); Marion V. Benge Estate A8, Midland, new drill; Marion V. Benge Estate A9, Midland, new drill; Marion V. Benge Estate A10, Midland, new drill; Marion V. Benge Estate A16, Midland, new drill; Marion V. Benge Estate A19, Midland, new drill.CrownQuest Operating, LLC, Waterburger, Martin, new drill; Strider E, Upton, new drill (2); Spade Ranch, Mitchell, new drill.DBM Water Services, LLC, APC 54-5-5, Reeves, new drill.Diamondback E&P, LLC, State Neal Lethco 7-8 C, Pecos, new drill; State Neal Lethco 7-8 D, Pecos, new drill; Middle Knott Unit 21, Howard, new drill; Lilly 49 Unit, Howard, new drill.E.N. Patton Oil Company, Inc., Taylor, Motley, new drill.Eland Energy, Inc., Sealy Smith, Ward, new drill.Element Petroleum Operating III, LLC, Are We Awake Unit 18-14, Cochran, new drill.Elevation Resources, LLC, UL G 1-15, Andrews, new drill.Encana Oil & Gas USA, Inc., Windham 14A, Midland, new drill; Windham 14B, Midland, new drill (3).Endeavor Energy Resources, LP, Bird 13-14 G, Upton, new drill; Shaw Farms Unit, Howard, recompletion; Richards 47, Martin, recompletion; Hunt H, Reagan, new drill; Glass 25A, Glasscock, recompletion; K Bird 8, Upton, recompletion.Energen Resources Corporation, Powell SN 36-25 02, Howard, new drill; Powell SN 36-25 04, Howard, new drill; Powell SN 36-25 06, Howard, new drill (4); Skyfall State Unit 55-8, Reeves, new drill (3); Kath 3-11 A, Reeves, new drill; Kath 3-11 C, Reeves, new drill; Woodshed State Unit C19-15-13, Reeves, new drill.Enterprise Products Operating, LLC, SE-191, Runnels, new drill.EOG Resources, Inc., State Pathfinder, Loving, new drill; State Rio Unit, Reeves, new drill (4); Orion A 5, Loving, new drill.Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd., Fee BN, Andrews, new drill (2); Fee BJ, Midland, new drill.Felix Energy Holdings II, LLC, UL Princeton 3427-16, Ward, new drill (2).Four Corners Petroleum II, LLC, G.W. O’Brien, et al, Ward, new drill.Gary Permian, LLC, Coffee Pot, Pecos, new drill; Trail Ridge, Pecos, new drill.Grenadier Energy Partners II, LLC, Leech 32-41 Unit B, Howard, new drill.Hadaway Consult and Engineer, LLC, Giddyup 611, Yoakum, new drill; Old Switcheroo 418, Yoakum, new drill.Hannathon Petroleum, LLC, Morgan SWD, Howard, new drill.Harmonia Pet Operations, LLC, Griffin 46, Borden, new drill.Hunt Oil Company, Boone-Coffee 40, Midland, new drill (2).Iskandia Energy Operating, Inc., WD Johnson 22S, Loving, new drill (2); Lacy, et al B, Loving, new drill.Jagged Peak Energy, LLC, State Bubblin’ Crude 0807B-143, Pecos, new drill.Juno Operating Company III, LLC, Sue Hancock, Crosby, new drill (2).Lario Oil & Gas Company, Eisenhower, Martin, new drill; Eisenhower 2, Martin, new drill.Legacy Reserves Operating, LP, Sealy & Smith 33-D, Winkler, recompletion.MDC Texas Operator, LLC, California Chrome 27, Reeves, new drill.Mewbourne Oil Company, TXL South 56-T2-2×11, Reeves, new drill (3).Monadnock Resources, LLC, Robb, Cochran, reenter.Oasis Petroleum Permian LLC, UL Sugarloaf C 20-37-48, Winkler, new drill; UL Sugarloaf D 20-37-48, Winkler, new drill; UL Sugarloaf E 20-37-48, Winkler, new drill.Occidental Permian, Ltd., Hat Trick, Yoakum, new drill; Midland Farms Unit, Andrews, recompletion (2); Midland Farms AK-A Lease, Andrews, recompletion; Fasken LL, Andrews, recompletion; Igoe-Smith Operating Area, Cochran, new drill; Anton-Irish Clearfork Unit, Lamb, new drill; P.L. Fuller Nct-1, Scurry, recompletion.On Point Oilfield Operations, LLC, Screamin’ Eagle SWD, Howard, new drill.Owl SWD Operating, LLC, Titan SWD, Loving, new drill.Oxy USA WTP, LP, Toyah 4-9-4N, Reeves, new drill; Cooper 27-26-1W, Reeves, new drill; Cooper 27-26-2W, Reeves, new drill; Cooper 27-26-3W, Reeves, new drill; Cooper 27-26-4W, Reeves, new drill; Cooper 27-26-5W, Reeves, new drill; Cooper 27-26-6W, Reeves, new drill; Grissom West 31-42 Unit, Reeves, new drill.Parsley Energy Operations, LLC, Mike Scott 19-30-H, Reagan, new drill (3); Brunson 42-6-E, Glasscock, new drill; Hayden 14-23B-E, Martin, new drill (2); Shackelford 7-6A-A, Upton, new drill (3); Elmer 10, Glasscock, new drill; Powell 3, Glasscock, new drill; Sebastian 19-18-A, Upton, new drill (3).Pate Trucking Co., LLC, Clay Tank Brine, Yoakum, new drill.PCore Exploration & Production II, LLC, State Compton, Pecos, new drill; Stallion, Pecos, new drill.PDC Permian, Inc., Windy Mountain 7879 1U, Reeves, new drill; Windy Mountain 7879 2U, Reeves, new drill.Permian Deep Rock Oil Co., LLC, Waffle Iron, Midland, new drill.Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc., Cook E 20E, Glasscock, new drill; Cook E 20F, Glasscock, new drill; Crawford Tank Farm NE7P, Midland, new drill; Crawford Tank Farm NE7Q, Midland, new drill; Crawford Tank Farm NE7R, Midland, new drill; Driver E28P, Reagan, new drill; Driver E28Q, Reagan, new drill; Driver E28R, Reagan, new drill; Driver W28P, Reagan, new drill; Driver W28R, Reagan, new drill; XBC Giddings Estate, Upton, new drill (4).Pitts Energy Co., Devon, Gaines, new drill.PRI Operating, LLC, Giraffe Unit 18D7, Reeves, new drill; Iguana Unit 6A6, Reeves, new drill; Iguana Unit 6C7, Reeves, new drill; Iguana Unit 6B8, Reeves, new drill.Primexx Operating Corporation, Bell-Capps Unit 214, Reeves, new drill; Zacate Unit 151-152E, Reeves, new drill; Blanco Unit 224-223W, Reeves, new drill.Probity SWD, LLC, Murphey West SWD, Reagan, new drill.Ring Energy, Inc., Vali, Gaines, new drill; Undine, Andrews, new drill; Merope, Gaines, new drill; Loki, Gaines, new drill (2).Rosetta Resources Operating, LP, Monroe 28-39 Unit D, Reeves, new drill (4); Calamity Jane, Reeves, new drill (4); Lone Ranger State 192-191 Unit B, Reeves, new drill (2); Trigger 39-40 A, Reeves, new drill.RSP Permian, LLC, Ludeman A 2525, Loving, new drill; Ludeman B 2525, Loving, new drill; Pistol 24-10 E, Loving, new drill.Sable Permian Resources Land, LLC, RCR 180-197 (alloc. 7), Reagan, new drill (2).Shell Western E&P, Grand Forks 75-5 Lov, Loving, new drill; Medora 29 Lov Unit 0805, Loving, new drill; University Trinity 20-17, Loving, new drill.Sheridan Production Company, LLC, PS Dunbar 25, Gaines, new drill; Steakley 44A, Ector, new drill; Steakley 44B, Ector, new drill.SM Energy Company, Willie Scott A, Howard, new drill; Merlin B, Howard, new drill.Steward Energy II, LLC, Sixteen Stone 416, Yoakum, new drill; Fandango 536, Yoakum, new drill.Sunoco Pipeline, LP, 1453, Runnels, new drill.Surge Operating, LLC, Wolfe-McCann Unit 10-15, Howard, new drill; Hamlin Unit 19-18, Howard, new drill; Nessie Unit A 34-46, Borden, new drill; Orthus Unit A 34-22, Borden, new drill; Shroyer-Wilson Unit B 23-14, Howard, new drill.TDC Engineering, Inc., Springer 196, King, new drill.The Window Operating Co., Colburn, Runnels, new drill.Tong Petrotech, Inc., Carol Sue Reed 65, Garza, new drill.Tracker Resource Development III, LLC, KMSV, Irion, recompletion.UpCurve Energy, LLC, UPC SWD 72-32, Reeves, new drill; B Johnson State 33, Reeves, new drill; UPC SWD C8-7, Reeves, new drill.Wishbone Texas Operating Co., LLC, Badger 709 C, Yoakum, new drill.XTO Energy, Inc., Lenorah 1-14, Martin, new drill; Lenorah 1-21, Martin, new drill; Lenorah 1-22, Martin, new drill; Hurley 56-18, Reeves, new drill (2).RAILROAD COMMISSION WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Permian Basin Drilling Report: Apr. 19 – Apr. 25 Pinterest Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

CDK Global Reimagines Its Service Layered Applications

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Pinterest Twitter HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDK), a leading retail automotive technology company, today introduced a new user interface (UI) for its CDK Service layered application designed to simplify workflow navigation and improve efficiency and customer engagement for dealers. CDK Inspect, which ensures consistent completion of the multipoint vehicle inspection process, will be the first CDK Service application to adopt the new interface. “We’re reimagining the tools dealers use to give them the ability to service more vehicles, increase revenue, and build connections with consumers beyond the car buying process,” said Scott Thompson, senior vice president, Layered Apps, Recreation and Heavy Equipment, CDK Global. “The new user interface we developed represents a significant investment we’re making in our Service products. It will help dealers realize a greater return on their investments with CDK Global and give consumers differentiated experiences.” Enhancements CDK has added to the UI include:An in-place upgrade for dealers who are current users of CDK Inspect. With one touch, dealers can navigate to the new UI and use it without waiting through an installation process and data migration.Consolidated workflows and tasks that make it easier for service personnel at the dealership — technicians, advisors, parts personnel, and service managers – to complete the entire repair order process efficiently, saving valuable time throughout the day.A seamless system that uses data-driven recommendations to inform service personnel about repair work that should be performed.The option to provide consumers with multiple quotes for parts and show them their good/better/best choices based on both quality and price, which will aid dealers in improving closing percentages of recommended services.The ability to embed photos and videos from a vehicle inspection into the workflows to help drive additional revenue to dealer service departments. To learn more about the new user interface for CDK Inspect, visit CDK Global in the virtual expo at NADA Show 2021, or contact a representative through the CDK website. About CDK Global, Inc. CDK Global (NASDAQ:CDK) is a leading provider of integrated data and technology solutions to the automotive, heavy truck, recreation, and heavy equipment industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end, omnichannel retail commerce through open, agnostic technology, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers and original equipment manufacturers, serving nearly 15,000 retail locations in North America. CDK solutions connect people with technology by automating and integrating all parts of the dealership and buying process, including the acquisition, sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair, and maintenance of vehicles. Visit cdkglobal.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005198/en/ CONTACT: Media Contacts: Tony Macrito 847.485.4420 [email protected] Pipitone 847.485.4423 [email protected] Relations Contact: Julie Schlueter 847.485.4643 [email protected] KEYWORD: ILLINOIS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY AFTERMARKET AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE SOFTWARE MANUFACTURING DATA MANAGEMENT RETAIL ONLINE RETAIL SOURCE: CDK Global, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005198/en WhatsApp CDK Global Reimagines Its Service Layered Applicationscenter_img Facebook Facebook TAGS  Previous articleCleareye.ai Collaborates with Microsoft for AI PlatformNext articleNew ABI Research White Paper Highlights Growth of LoRa® and the LoRaWAN® Open Protocol Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

Fed Minutes: More Interest Rate Hikes Incoming

first_img Fed Minutes: More Interest Rate Hikes Incoming Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed Minutes: More Interest Rate Hikes Incoming in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 21, 2018 2,269 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The minutes from the January meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee were released on Wednesday, showing Federal Reserve officials forecasting increased economic growth and inflation. Both factors led the Fed officials to stand firm on their plans to gradually continue raising the benchmark interest rate in 2018.The Dow Jones industrial average initially spiked 303 points after the release of the minutes, according to CNBC, then eventually closed down 167 points. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note also hit a four-year high in the aftermath of the minutes’ release.According to the minutes, the Federal Reserve officials in January had revised their economic projections upwards following their December meeting, noting increased consumer spending and confidence. “A majority of participants noted that a stronger outlook for economic growth raised the likelihood that further gradual policy firming would be appropriate,” reads the minutes summary. It notes that most of the FOMC members forecast inflation hitting the Fed’s 2 percent inflation goal during the “medium term.”The minutes say that “Members expected that economic conditions would evolve in a manner that would warrant further gradual increases in the federal funds rate. They judged that a gradual approach to raising the target range would sustain the economic expansion and balance the risks to the outlook for inflation and unemployment.”The next FOMC meeting is scheduled for March, when the Fed is widely expected to announce another rate hike, this one likely up to a target rate of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent.The minutes also show the Fed officials commenting on the likely effects of the tax reform bill passed at the end of last year. The minutes read, in part, “With regard to how firms might use part of their tax savings to boost compensation, a few participants suggested that such a boost could be in the form of one-time bonuses or variable pay rather than a permanent increase in wage structures. It was noted that the pace of wage gains might not increase appreciably if productivity growth remains low. That said, a number of participants judged that the continued tightening in labor markets was likely to translate into faster wage increases at some point.”You can read the full Fed minutes for the January FOMC meeting by clicking here. About Author: David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fed Federal Open Market Committee Federal Open Market Committee Minutes Federal Reseve FOMC Interest rates minutes 2018-02-21 David Wharton Previous: How Much Have Banks Been Fined Since the Crisis? Next: 10 Most Accurate Home Price Forecasts for Metros Tagged with: Fed Federal Open Market Committee Federal Open Market Committee Minutes Federal Reseve FOMC Interest rates minutes Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more


May 31, 2021 0

Staying power

first_img Print Article Brown said the music store has been a joint venture since the beginning.“I never had been interested in string instruments until we opened the store,” he said. “I was a brass lead in the Sound of the South when I was at Troy (University) majoring in criminal justice. I was the band director at Pike County High School for three years before going into law enforcement in 1973.”When he worked at the Troy Police Department, Brown decided opening a music store would be a fun and challenging hobby.He retired from the TPD as a detective captain in 1998 and went to “work” teaching criminal justice courses at Troy University.“Since my classes ended by noon, I could enjoy my hobby fulltime,” Brown said, laughing.Flattops and Fiddles is more than a music store. It’s a gathering place for those who enjoy the music played on string and folk instruments and a backroom classroom for those who want to learn to play the traditional string instruments.“About three years ago, I convinced Lenny Trawick to teach lessons here,” Brown said. “He’s an incredible teacher. If he can’t teach you to play, then you can’t learn.”Brown said he is amazed at how much the young musicians know.“At ages 11 to 13, they know more about playing than I knew when I was 30,” he said. “It’s amazing.”And, the interest of young people is a good indication that string and folk music is alive and well in rural South Alabama.“We were able to get a good start in business because a Martin sales representative was willing to take a chance on us,” Brown said.“We’ve stayed in business because we treat our customers right and because we sell quality instruments. More than half of the instruments that we stock are American made. Our customers are good country folks that love the music they play and we sell the kind of instruments they want to play.”Brown said as long as bluegrass and gospel music is being played and young people keep walking through the doors, he and his wife have a good shot at another 20 years as hobbyists. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Barron, Hall vie for Dist. 3 nomination The battle for the Pike County District 3 commissioners seat in the Republican primary is between an 8-year commission veteran… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Staying power Published 6:35 am Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Donald Brown celebrates 20 years of ‘Flatops and Fiddles’Donald Brown has several thoughts on how his business, Flattops and Fiddles in downtown Troy, has stuck around like “a hair in a biscuit.”The music “store” is celebrating its 20th year this month, making it the longest “playing” music store in the history of the city. “Flattops and Fiddles” opened in March 1992 and has stuck around while other music stores “came and went.” Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Email the author “We’ve been able to stay in business, mainly, because we’ve not tried to get too big,” Brown said. “Flattops and Fiddles started as a hobby and turned into a fulltime hobby. But our focus has always been string and folk instruments. That’s what people around here play and that’s our business. And, we only sell quality instruments.”Flattops and Fiddles features Martin guitars, which are top-of-the-line, handmade acoustic instruments.“We got to handle Martin guitars because the representative knew we were in the middle of bluegrass and Southern gospel country,” Brown said. “He thought we could sell a few Martins. My first Martin order was for three guitars that cost $4,000 each. The representative kind of questioned the order until I told him I already had the money in hand.” Sponsored Content For 12 to 15 years, Brown said he sold more Martin guitars than the music stores in Montgomery and Dothan.“We still sell a lot of Martins because people around here want the best,” he said. “About 90 percent of our customers are return customers. They come to get a second instrument or better quality one. We’ve got guitars that start at $105 and go on up in the thousands. The most expensive guitar that we’ve sold was $17,000.”Brown speaks of his business in the plural because his wife, Jan, is “the brain behind the business.”Jan Brown works fulltime with the Troy Police Department and usually makes fast tracks to Flattops and Fiddles as soon as she gets off to “help out.” By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skiplast_img read more


May 24, 2021 0

Gas gives back to city

first_img Greg Henderson, Southeast Alabama Gas District, president and CEO, was the guest of the Brundidge City Council at its Tuesday meeting.Henderson told the council members that Brundidge is a blessed city, blessed in that in 1952, the city leaders elected for Brundidge to become a member city of the gas district. Henderson said there are 14 municipal members of Southeast Alabama Gas District, which was formed to bring economic development to the area.“The belief was that gas would be a catalyst in the economic growth of Southeast Alabama,” Henderson said. Latest Stories “But we could use some cold weather right now,” Henderson said, laughing. “Gas usage is down because of the warm weather we’ve been having and, also, because buildings are more energy efficient.”Henderson said, in addition to the 14 municipal members, Southeast Alabama Gas District has 21 franchises, with its biggest growth area at Pike Road.In city business, Britt Thomas, city manager, asked the council to consider using the $500,000 proceeds from the utility refund revenue warrants to pay down the loan for the North Industrial Park to a remaining balance of $580,000.“If we do that we could possibly get rid of the loan in seven years,” Thomas said. “Also, we expect the closeout on the bankruptcy court (TransLoad America) to be around $235,000.” Published 4:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Skip Thomas said reducing the loan for the North Industrial Park would be beneficial in that the city has two upcoming paving projects that will have to be funded.The council took no action on the usage of the proceeds from the utility refund revenue warrants.The council approved drafted drawings for the mural planned for the back wall of the Watson Building. The mural is a Brundidge Business Association project. Amanda Trawick, a local artist, has been commissioned for the project.The council discussed the holiday schedule for the city, which will give workers a half-day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.The council’s next regular meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. on December 15.The council’s normal meeting time and dates are 4 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The meetings are held at Brundidge City Hall and are open to the public. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Gas gives back to city Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Southeast Alabama Gas District is committed to the communities it serves and has made provisions to give dollars back to those communities based on gas usage. The district has a “Give Back to Schools” refund program through which the schools are allowed to use the refunded dollars as needed.“The money can be used for books or new football lockers; it’s up the schools as to how they want to use the funds,” Henderson said. “This year we initiated a scholarship program based on service to the community. The scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,500.”The good news about natural gas is that there is a lot of it and that the rates have remained “flat.” By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Reaching out (photos) MESSENGER PHOTO/COURTNEY PATTERSONCharles Henderson High School students involved in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosted a bingo session at… read morelast_img read more


May 24, 2021 0

3 dead, 4 injured in overnight shooting in Wilmington, North Carolina

first_imgWTVDBY: WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(WILMINGTON, N.C.) — At least three people are dead and four are injured following an overnight shooting in Wilmington, North Carolina.Conditions of the injured are not immediately available, Lt. Leslie Irving, a watch commander with the Wilmington Police Department, told ABC News.Irving said that the scene remains an active investigation and that police will release more information Saturday morning.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


May 18, 2021 0

Basal and field metabolic rates of Streaked Shearwater during the chick-rearing period

first_imgThe energetics of adult Streaked Shearwaters Calonectris leucomelas during the chick-rearing period were examined on Awa Island, Japan, in 2008 and 2009. Basal metabolic rates (BMR) were quantified using an open-flow respirometry system and field metabolic rates (FMR) were quantified using a doubly labelled water (DLW) method. In addition, we used activity loggers to estimate time allocations for different activities at sea. BMR was 0.0124 kJ g(-1) h(-1) (+/- 0.0153, N=4) on average and corresponded to 54% of the value predicted from allometric equations. FMR was 0.0634 kJ g(-1) h(-1) (+/- 0.0331, N=3) and was equivalent to 5.1 times BMR, which was higher than values reported for albatrosses (2-4 times BMR). Shearwaters made 50.3 landings a day (+/- 9.8, N=12) and spent 44.8% (+/- 8.0, N=12) of their time sitting on the water. They landed on water approximately twice as often as albatrosses (which have been well-studied using DLW), but they both spent similar proportions of their time on water. Frequent landings at sea, and frequent takeoffs, may generate incremental energetic expenses because of the use of flapping flight; therefore, the Streaked Shearwater’s relatively high FMR may be related to its high number of landings.last_img read more


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