Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgLafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) 2019 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2019 presentation Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Anglican Church of Melanesia activates emergency operations in response to…

first_imgAnglican Church of Melanesia activates emergency operations in response to Cyclone Harold Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] The Diocese of Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the Anglican Church of Melanesia and has activated its Emergency Operations Centre in response to Cyclone Harold, which has caused severe devastation across the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga.Read the full story here. Submit an Event Listing By ACNS staff Posted Apr 22, 2020 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Robbie Fruean’s huge handoff on Piri Weepu

first_imgSaturday Feb 25, 2012 Robbie Fruean’s huge handoff on Piri Weepu Here’s another look at that incredible handoff from powerhouse center Robbie Fruean during Super Rugby’s opening game between the Blues and the Crusaders at Eden Park yesterday. The Crusaders won the game 19-18. New Blues scrumhalf Piri Weepu had the opportunity to snatch the win for the hosts with the final kick of the match, but his attempted dropgoal was charged down, giving the Crusaders the win.Earlier in the game he had come on as a replacement and at one stage he got in the way of the human steamtrain that now sports a bit of a Mr T haircut, Robbie Fruean.A little off balance and a tiny bit high, Weepu was sent into orbit by the young midfielder, a player who in many ways was unlucky to make the cut for the All Blacks last season.You might have seen this live, or in the highlights that were posted after the game, but here it is again to add to a few of the other great handoffs included in the archive. It actually brings back memories of Sione Lauaki on both Richie McCaw in 2005, and Adi Jacobs in 2007.You can see those, and other great clips of Freuan in action, in the related posts below this clip. Remember that if you’re registered, you can add this post to your favourites archive, as well as share it with your mates via Facebook and Twitter, using the Share and Tweet buttons below.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The Art of the Offload: Brian O’Driscoll and Ben Kay show you how it’s done

first_imgThursday Jan 17, 2019 The Art of the Offload: Brian O’Driscoll and Ben Kay show you how it’s done After another weekend of European rugby that saw some sensational passes, and one in particular, Rugby Tonight’s Ben Kay and Brian O’Driscoll have put together this offload demo that explains the basic principles required to master the art of the offload.ADVERTISEMENTWhile Kay was more accustomed to ball handling in the lineout, O’Driscoll himself has thrown a number of silky offloads in his career. The two of them combine well here to show us a bit more about what is involved in recreating two sublime passes from the weekend.Thanks to throwing what used to be considered 50/50 balls, Ollie Devoto and Viliame Mata both put players through to score tries that otherwise might not have been.The Mata offload in particular grabbed all the headlines as he set up James Johnstone with a pass that’s seldom been seen on a rugby fifteens field (watch it again below).ALSO WATCH: Fiji training ground footage reveals how Viliame Mata was able to throw THAT offloadO’Driscoll and Kay look at how these passes were executed and show you the hows and whys of how to perfect that aspect of your game.ADVERTISEMENTTake another look at the Devoto offload here as Exeter Chiefs beat CastresAnd the Viliame ‘Bill’ Mata pass can be seen again here in the highlights of the Edinburgh vs Toulon matchADVERTISEMENTRugby Tonight airs live on BT Sport every Wednesday at 8pm credit: BT Sport Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Coaching , See it to Believe it Related Articles 27 WEEKS AGO Sam Underhill’s flawless tackle technique… 62 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leinster S&C coach gives some handy… 140 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones gives fascinating insight into… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The Woodland Cabin / De Rosee Sa Architects

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777295/the-woodland-cabin-de-rosee-sa-architects Clipboard Year:  Area:  35 m² Area:  35 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Belgium Architects: De Rosee Sa Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Mons, Belgium Save this picture!© Will Scott+ 44 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777295/the-woodland-cabin-de-rosee-sa-architects Clipboard Photographs 2015 The Woodland Cabin / De Rosee Sa Architects Houses Year:  “COPY” The Woodland Cabin / De Rosee Sa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Woodland Cabin / De Rosee Sa Architects photographs:  Will ScottPhotographs:  Will ScottSave this picture!© Will ScottRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. De Rosee Sa recently completed a magical lakeside cabin on the edge of woodlands in the village of Nouvelles, Belgium. A self-build project, the new 35 m2 cabin replaces an old dilapidated timber structure.  Save this picture!© Will ScottThe brief was to create a woodland cabin that could function as a picnic & BBQ venue, a guesthouse and a studio. It needed to be lightweight, simple & economical. Furthermore it had to be built of timber beams and cladding that had been milled from trees in the surrounding woods by Max de Rosee’s father.Save this picture!Floor PlanTo capture the surrounding natural beauty, its openings respond to the outside views and approaches to the cabin. The internal space has been designed for various uses including working, sleeping and socialising, and is heated by a wood burning stove.  Save this picture!© Will ScottWorking within the £25,000 budget, De Rosee Sa Architects undertook the construction of the cabin themselves during various trips over to Belgium. Materials used include concrete strip foundations, a suspended timber floor on brick dwarf walls, external timber cladding, which had been specially treated, and internal OSB cladding.Save this picture!Section 1Max de Rosee, Director of De Rosee Sa, said: “We have been working on this cabin for what seems like many years. It feels great to see it finished as we not only designed it but shed a lot of sweat and the occasional bit of blood by erecting it ourselves. My father has a passion for the natural environment; it was his idea to mill trees that had been ravaged by a storm some 7 or 8 years ago and build a cabin from them. The trips to Belgium have been a chance to bond as an office, further our understanding of materials and construction, and increase our respect for builders.”Save this picture!© Will ScottProject gallerySee allShow lessBestseller Aarhus / CF MollerSelected ProjectsHouse in Kharkiv / Sbm studioSelected Projects Share Projects 2015 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDe Rosee Sa ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMonsBelgiumPublished on November 18, 2015Cite: “The Woodland Cabin / De Rosee Sa Architects” 18 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

RoadRunner Residence / North Arrow Studio

first_imgArchDaily Projects Francisco Arredondo Area:  4600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” RoadRunner Residence / North Arrow StudioSave this projectSaveRoadRunner Residence / North Arrow Studio Photographs:  Chase Daniel Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875330/roadrunner-residence-north-arrow-studio Clipboard Architects: North Arrow Studio Area Area of this architecture project 2014 Lead Architect: “COPY” Year:  Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Build Direct United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/875330/roadrunner-residence-north-arrow-studio Clipboard RoadRunner Residence / North Arrow Studio Save this picture!© Chase Daniel+ 17 Share CopyHouses•Austin, United States Houses Photographs Other Participants:Abode Modern HomesCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Chase DanielRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The RoadRunner Residence aims to inject new life into a classic design. The flat-roofed single story home completed in 2014 looks as if it is floating, nestled comfortably within the trees of the Texas hill country. Having lived in Chicago for quite some time, the clients had the opportunity to visit and fall in love with the Farnsworth House by Mies Van der Rohe.Save this picture!© Chase DanielSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Chase DanielWhen they eventually moved to Austin, they wanted to bring a piece of that beauty with them. They then decided to build a home that would be reminiscent of the classic design of the Farnsworth House, but being located in the Wild Basin preserve, perched on a hillside to maximize the connection to the beautiful rolling landscape that surrounds it.Save this picture!© Chase DanielThe façade facing the preserve is mostly glass with minimal interruptions, and provides some of the most stunning views of Texas. White stucco highlights dancing shadows of the surrounding tree canopies. The residence maintains a strong connection to the surrounding environment, providing a large living space that opens directly to a wide deck for relaxing with friends and family surrounded by the wilderness.Save this picture!© Chase DanielProject gallerySee allShow lessSpotlight: Michael GravesArchitecture NewsDiagrams of the Rietveld Schroder House Reveal its Graphic and Geometric BrillianceArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeNorth Arrow StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinUnited StatesPublished on July 09, 2017Cite: “RoadRunner Residence / North Arrow Studio” 09 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Madopolis launch charity e-card service

 13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 October 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Madopolis launch charity e-card service Madopolis.com has launched its charity fundraising e-card service. Designed as the place where you can Make A Difference, it has teamed up with some of the country’s leading companies, graphical content providers and charities. Visitors to the site can send fun, visual messages, business invitations and greetings while simultaneously raising funds for their favourite cause, all at no cost to the sender.Read UK Fundraising’s report. read more

Chicago postal protest previews April 24 rallies

first_imgChicago — Over 700 postal and other workers walked a picket line in front of a Chicago area Staples store on April 5.  The protesters marched back and forth over the block-long sidewalk for an hour and a half, chanting “Whose Postal Office?  The People’s Post Office!” Many wore T-shirts that read: “Stop Staples. The U.S. Mail Is Not for Sale.”Two members of the U.S. Postal Police and a U.S. Postal Service supervisor watched the protest, even though this Staples store features no postal counter.  Marchers were angered by the USPS attempt to intimidate and track off-duty postal workers, and union officials plan to file a grievance over the unwarranted spying.Organized by the American Postal Workers Union, the rally’s target was a deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples to move mail services into Staples stores.Last October, the USPS announced a no-bid, sweetheart deal to open postal counters in more than 80 Staples stores. The Staples postal counters are less secure than public post offices and they are staffed with low-wage Staples employees.Packages dropped off at Staples stores are placed in unsecured containers and, as the Approved Postal Provider Agreement notes, packages and letters at Staples stores are not considered “mail” until they are picked up by the Postal Service.The U.S. Postal Service and Staples plan to expand this “pilot” project to 1,500 Staples locations nationwide, while the USPS eliminates public post offices.“This is a bad deal for consumers, for workers and for the country,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “It makes no sense to transfer critical public services to a private, for-profit company that has closed 159 stores in the past year and recently announced it will close 225 more stores by the end of next year.“Instead of using public resources to bail out a struggling company, the USPS should use its unmatched nationwide network of people and facilities to take advantage of new opportunities, such as package delivery for e-commerce sales and offering new services — like low-cost basic banking — that meet the needs of American consumers. …“If we’re going to have mini-Post Offices in Staples stores, they should be operated by uniformed postal employees, who have taken an oath and are accountable to the American people.” (APWU press release, April 4)Privatization’s goal: Low wagesAt an April 1 National Labor Relations Board hearing — the result of an Unfair Labor Practice charge filed by the APWU — a December 2012 internal USPS document revealed secret details of the sweetheart deal, named the Retail Partner Expansion Program:“The pilot will be used to determine if lower costs can be realized with retail partner labor instead of the labor traditionally associated with retail windows at Post Offices. …“Transferring USPS product and service transactions to retail partner locations should allow USPS to cut costs associated with window labor time and credit card transaction fees. Initial analysis suggests that Retail Partners can sell USPS products and services at a projected cost-to-serve of $0.16 per revenue dollar, which is less than a third of the cost-to-serve observed at traditional Post Offices.” (apwu.org/news/April 7)The 58-page agreement reveals Staples is getting a discount on postal products, but customers will pay full price. The amount of the discount was redacted in the document.In plain language, the deal is intended to sidestep labor costs by transferring window-clerk duties to private businesses.  It adds up to privatization and an attack on the living wages that the APWU and other postal unions have won over decades of struggle.And the Staples deal is just the first step to place these postal counters “in leading national and regional retailers’ store locations nationwide.”According to USPS witness Brian Code’s testimony at the NLRB hearing, postal executives studied postal retail trends in Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Australia, Canada and other countries, and used them as models for the program.  Postal retail operations are privately owned and operated in many of those countries, such as 98 percent in Germany, 88 percent in Sweden and 81 percent in Australia.  Lower wages, fewer benefits and slower mail service are common features in privatized mail firms.Since the privatization of Britain’s Royal Mail last year, its mail agency has eliminated 1,600 jobs, increased the price of stamps by 35 percent, sold postal data into private hands and granted the company’s boss a pay raise of almost $2.5 million.The British example undoubtedly serves as the ultimate goal of corporate, congressional and postal executives.Thousands of postal workers and supporters are planning to march on April 24, a National Day of Action, with protests planned at Staples stores across the country. For more information, readers can visit StopStaples.com.WW photos: Joseph PietteFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more