Boston seemed like a good place to start, with its liberal politics and heavy concentration of colleges and universities. As Cadambi-Daniel helped arrange the fruit and mini-pastries for the initial organizing meeting, though, she couldn’t help but wonder: Were people really going to show up? But an hour before the official start of the event, they started to trickle in. One or two at a time, at first. And later, they came by the dozen. “We almost couldn’t keep up with it,” Cadambi-Daniels said. “It was overwhelming. We had so many different schools, and people going, ‘Oh my God, we so need a union.’ ” That symposium would key a burst of organizing at schools including Tufts, Bentley, and Boston University — an effort that would inform more than a dozen similar campaigns in cities such as Minneapolis, Chicago, and Los Angeles. It was also an important moment in a surge of local white-collar organizing that has swept up theater … [Read more...] about Boston’s middle class is getting crushed — does anyone care?
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Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The No 1 seed, Grandmaster (GM) Wang Hao of China, won the 9th HDBank International Chess Open Tournament 2019, which closed on Wednesday (March 13) in HCM City after a week of exciting world-class competition among 304 players. He received the top prize ($16,000) from Arkady Dvorkovich, the new president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). Wang Hao, who was born in 1989, was also the winner of the 6th HDBank International Chess Open Tournament in 2016, and the third-prize winner in the Under-10 division of the World Youth Chess Championships in Spain in 1999. This year, Wang Hao, who has participated in the HDBank international chess tournaments for the last four years, won the top prize after nine games. In his first game, he played with International Master (IM) Miciano John Marvin (Elo 2,317) of the Philippines. The game ended in a draw with Hai sharing points with Miciano, a lower-ranked player. The start was not smooth for the … [Read more...] about 9th HDBank International Chess Open Tournament closes after exciting week of world-class competition
Rice exports set to pick up in Q1 2019 Rice exports are predicted to thrive during the first quarter of 2019 as regular importers are giving positive signs, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development source. Rice exports to regular importers such as the Philippines and Indonesia will soar in the first quarter of 2019 as both have recently been hit by natural disasters. The Agro Processing and Market Development Authority made the prediction at a press conference on January 22. The conference briefed expectations of farm produce exports during 2019, reported the news outlet Vietnam Economic Times. The authority stated rice exports to regular importers such as the Philippines and Indonesia will soar in the first quarter of 2019 as both have recently been hit by natural disasters. As many as 166 Filipino companies have made plans to import 1 million tons of rice, of which many have been ordered from Vietnam. This move came after the Philippines lifted its import … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 26/1
By Sudipto GangulyMUMBAI (Reuters) - India are hoping to use the Asian Cup as a key building block towards realising a dream of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup finals but doubts remain over the quality of the side ahead of next month's continental showpiece in the United Arab Emirates.gi India has a population of 1.3 billion but the nation's obsession with and success on the cricket pitch has left it a massive underachiever on the football field. The national side is 97th in the FIFA rankings and yet to play at a World Cup, but All India Football Federation president Praful Patel is confident their fourth Asian Cup appearance will prove to be a vital stepping stone."The... dream needs to be achieved by 2026 as there will be eight teams from Asia in the FIFA World Cup," Patel told reporters last week, adding the team would just not be looking to make it out of the group stage in the UAE."You just always cannot live a dream and we have to make the Asian dream a reality."India's … [Read more...] about India sees Asian Cup as stepping stone towards future dream
Dec 14, 7:00 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Opinion By Michiel Berende 12/14/18 AT 5:30 AM After speaking with Howard Schultz before his departure from Starbucks earlier this year, Time magazine warned: “Your morning cup of coffee is in danger. Can the industry adapt in time?” With 40 years in the industry, Schultz had no doubt about the most urgent threat for the precious crop: climate change.Higher temperatures and intensified droughts are making coffee increasingly difficult to grow, which leads to higher prices. Nearly 50 percent of the land used worldwide to produce high-quality coffee could be barren by 2050, a study published in Climatic Change journal found. That number, according to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, could reach as high as 88 percent in Latin America.This could be catastrophic for the region. Coffee is Latin America’s most important agricultural export, … [Read more...] about Blockchain Insurance Could Save Coffee Industry In Latin America