Admiral on target as turnover rises

first_imgWednesday 3 November 2010 3:35 am Tags: NULL Insurer Admiral has said it remains on track to meet its forecasts for the year in a trading update.Turnover soared 50 per cent during the third quarter to £446m and the number of vehicles covered by the group was 28 per cent higher than the same time last year.“I’m pleased to report that not much has changed since our 2010 interim results; the UK business remains the driving force of the group’s success and we continue to develop our international businesses,” chief executive Henry Engelhardt said.Chief executive Henry Engelhardt said: “Our UK car insurance operation continues to benefit from positive market conditions; we grew vehicle count by 28 per cent year-on-year to over 2.3m whilst also increasing premium rates.” whatsapp Admiral on target as turnover rises Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ John Dunne Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comlast_img read more

Low rates reduce business costs

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Spribe enters Romania market with Superbet deal

first_imgSuperbet’s live casino and gaming content manager Nicholas Yu said: “Aviator has blown us away with how is has performed, becoming one of our most popular titles in a very short space of time. It shows there is tremendous appetite for innovative content that offers different game formats. “We are thrilled to see Aviator land in the Superbet game lobby,” Natroshvili said. 23rd March 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Slot developer Spribe has announced its first foray into the Romanian gaming market by way of a partnership with operator Superbet. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Natroshvili continued: “As we continue to expand in regulated markets across Europe we are keen to enter exclusivity deals with the biggest operators and brands in each market, allowing them to offer their players never seen before content ahead of their rivals.” Casino & games “Congratulations to the Spribe team for developing such an incredible game, and we look forward to working more closely together over the coming months.” Spribe managing partner David Natroshvili added that early data suggested the game would be a major success. Spribe enters Romania market with Superbet deal “It has already surpassed all performance expectations and the data suggests it will only become more popular as players become familiar with the game.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Spribe’s entry into Romania marks the latest stage of its European expansion. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Romania Topics: Casino & games Online casino Tags: Spribe SuperBet The deal will grant Superbet exclusive access to Spribe titles, including the popular Aviator series. The supplier recently obtained licenses for both Malta and the UK as it continues to grow. Email Addresslast_img read more

Football Index details plans to relaunch with customer ownership

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Strategy Licensing Marketing Product & technology Management Platform Management The operator estimates that under this relaunch, players would receive roughly 20.5p for every pound owed. 21st May 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui “We would thoroughly examine the business model of any licence application before granting a licence.” The original closing statement delivered by BetIndex after the company went into administration mentioned plans of a potential restructuring in the future. A statement at the time said: “We are pursuing a restructuring arrangement to be agreed with our stakeholders including, most importantly, our community. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter An investment trust would hold the remaining 50% equity in BetIndex, with a view to attracting external investors. These investors could potentially create a means of exit for any players holding a stake in the customer trust, as the customers may be able to sell their stakes to investors. Details of this were revealed in documents released ahead of a High Court hearing today, that will determine how funds in a £4.5m player protection account may be distributed. An archived share pool containing £7m would be constructed in order to continue dividend payments, but dividends for these will be suspended for six months. All shares in the archive would expire after three years. Adminsitrators said this was possible as “the underlying business model is attractive to customers and financially sustainable”. In terms of the actual platform, a similar format to the last original title has been proposed for the sake of continuity, but with certain differences that the operator said will help keep it financially viable. Tags: Football Index BetIndex Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Rather than a remote betting licence, the operator may obtain a pool betting licence, which was described as the “most sensible” way to continue. When asked about the possibility of granting Football Index a new licence, a Gambling Commission spokesman said: “We would not talk about any potential licence applications or submitted applications.  BetIndex, operator of football stock market Football Index, has detailed plans to relaunch the platform, giving customers equity in the business, ahead of today’s High Court hearing. Football Index details plans to relaunch with customer ownership Under a proposed Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), a customer trust would distribute a 50% equity stake in BetIndex between existing customers who had an active Football Index portfolio at the time when the company entered administration. The administrators said “the directors consider that there is a real prospect” of the operator being relicensed. Any customer would retain the right to become a corporate member, which would grant them the right to vote to elect members of the board of directors. Shareholders of Index Labs Ltd – owners of BetIndex – would have to vote to relinquish control of the company if a CVA could be agreed with customers. “We are preparing this through an administration with insolvency practitioners Begbies Traynor, to seek the best outcome for customers with the goal of continuing the platform in a restructured form.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

India vs England 3rd ODI Live Commentary: AIR, DD Sports to…

first_imgWho will be AIR’s on-air commentator for Ind vs Eng 3rd ODI?English Commentators: Shankar PrakashHindi Commentators: Kulvinder Singh KangIndia vs England 3rd ODI LIVE TV broadcast:The ongoing England Tour to India is being broadcasted by Star Sports. It has a dedicated English and Hindi channel.English Presenters: Kira NarayananHindi Presenter: Jatin SapruBesides this, DD Sports will also cover the three-match series.Also Read: India vs England 3rd ODI Live Commentary: AIR, DD Sports to…You can also watch LIVE stream of Ind vs Eng ODI series on OTT-platform Disney+ Hotstar.India and England Squads for ODI Series:England ODI squadEoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, Dawid Malan and Matt Parkinson.India’s ODI squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur.For more sports news and updates, follow us at insidesport.co YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia Cricket Cricket Star Sports will also provide pre, post and mid-match shows. ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw India vs England 3rd ODI Live Commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & live broadcast Ind vs Eng 3rd ODI for free Ind vs Eng 3rd ODI – Live Commentary & Broadcast for Free: The 3rd ODI & series decider match between India vs England will be played on Sunday and will be Live Broadcasted for free for the fans by AIR and DD Sports. According to the Mandatory Feed Sharing Act, the Indian national network will Live Broadcast and Live Stream 3rd ODI for the cricket fans for free as they did with the rest of the white-ball seriesInd vs Eng Live Commentary: Other than the LIVE broadcast, All India Radio, DD Sports will live stream the commentary of the 3rd ODI match between India and England from MCA Stadium, Pune. The match will begin at 1.30 PM IST on March 28 and AIR will broadcast live commentary of the match for its listeners from the ground. 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Stock market crash! Are we heading for meltdown as inflation spikes?

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The last decade of rising share prices has been fuelled by easy money and low interest rates, but rising inflation could put a stop to both of those.If the US Federal Reserve and Bank of England are forced to rein in stimulus and increase borrowing costs to stop the economy from overheating, markets could take a beating.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A stock market crash may seem far off with the FTSE 100 rebounding almost 40% since last year’s crash in March, to consolidate above 7,000. In the US, the S&P 500 broke through 4,000 for the first time ever in April, and has ploughed on to 4,239. However, as we saw last year, things can quickly change.There’s never been a time when somebody isn’t worrying about a potential stock market crash. People have been predicting them pretty much constantly since the financial crisis. The extreme monetary measures politicians and central bankers adopted in 2008 and 2009 are partly to blame.Nobody can predict the next stock market crashThe economy has been propped up by quantitative easing and near-zero interest rates, and so have asset prices. It all feels a bit suspect. People are right to worry about what might happen if central bankers are forced to tighten.Stock market crash talk wouldn’t stop me from investing today, or any day, really. If it did, then I’d never invest in shares. I’d have spent the last decade clinging to the comfort of cash, only to watch its value fall in real terms while equities raced ahead.The truth is that nobody can predict a stock market crash with any accuracy. Or anything, really. Right now, the global economy looks set for a bumper recovery, as vaccines protect populations, and lockdowns are eased. Yet there’s a lingering concern over Covid mutations. These already seem likely to delay the 21 June reopening in the UK.Then if we do reopen, some fear everything will fly too far, too fast, triggering a stock market crash. It seems we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. This is why I choose to ignore all predictions, whether good or bad. Nobody knows what’s going to happen next.I’m still buying top FTSE 100 shares todayAll I can do is focus on the stocks in my own portfolio, and make sure I’m investing in top quality companies. I look for FTSE 100 stocks with solid bank balance sheets, steady revenues, loyal customers, minimal debt, and a robust defensive ‘moat’ against competitors. That should leave them well-placed to survive even a serious stock market crash.If share prices do crash, I’d look to scoop up my favourite companies at the reduced price. After that, I will continue to do what I always do. Which is to hold shares for the long term, to retirement and beyond. That turns a stock market crash into an opportunity, rather than a threat. See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Battlefields around the world are finding new purpose as parks and…

first_img Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Todd Lookingbill is a member of the American Association of GeographersThe association is a funding partner of The Conversation US.[ Expertise in your inbox. Sign up for The Conversation’s newsletter and get a digest of academic takes on today’s news, every day. ]Todd Lookingbill, Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment, University of Richmond and Peter Smallwood, Associate Professor of Biology, University of RichmondThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Veteran’s Day 2019By Todd Lookingbill, and Peter Smallwood, University of RichmondThe horrors of war are all too familiar: lives lost, homes destroyed, entire communities forced to flee. Yet as time passes, places that once were sites of death and destruction can become peaceful natural refuges.One of the deadliest battles fought on U.S. soil, for example, was the Battle of Gettysburg. Tens of thousands of men were killed or wounded in three days of fighting. Over 150 years later, millions of visitors have toured Gettysburg Battlefield.Across the U.S., 25 national battlefield and military parks have been established to protect battlefield landscapes and memorialize the past. Increasingly, visitors to these sites are attracted as much by their natural beauty as their historical legacy.Our new book, “Collateral Values: The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War,” describes the benefits to society when healthy natural habitats develop on former battlefields and other military landscapes, such as bases and security zones. Environmental scientist Gary Machlis coined the phrase “collateral values” – a spin on the military expression “collateral damage” – to describe the largely unintended and positive consequences of protecting these lands.These benefits include opportunities for picnicking, hiking and bird watching. More importantly, former military lands can support wildlife conservation, reduce water and air pollution, enhance pollination of natural and agricultural areas and help regulate a warming climate.Watershed adventure camp at Staunton River Battlefield State Park, Virginia.Virginia State Parks, CC BYFrom battlefields to parksIn addition to federally protected sites, hundreds of battlefields in the U.S. are preserved by states, local governments and nonprofits like the American Battlefield Trust. Collectively, these sites represent an important contribution to the nation’s public lands.Preserved battlefields include old fort sites, like the 33 that have been designated public lands in Oklahoma and Texas, marking wars fought between European settlers and Native Americans. They also include coastal defense forts built in the first half of the 1800s along the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards. While some battlefield parks are quite large, others are small sites in urban settings.Internationally, the United Kingdom has an active program to preserve its battlefields, some centuries old. Other Western European countries have preserved World War I and World War II battlefields.For example, one of the most brutal battles of WWI was fought in Verdun, France. That trench warfare site is now 25,000 acres of regenerated forest that attracts more than a quarter-million visitors annually. It protects a biologically rich landscape, including wetlands, orchids, birds, bats, newts, frogs, toads, insects, mushrooms and “survivor trees” that still bear scars of war.Landscape in Verdun Forest.Lamiot, CC BY-SABorders: The Iron CurtainThe largest, most ambitious plan in Europe for transforming a military border centers on the Iron Curtain – a line of guard towers, walls, minefields and fences that stretched for thousands of miles, from Norway’s border with the Soviet Union above the Arctic Circle down to the Mediterranean coastal border between Greece and Albania.Communist Russia and its allies claimed they had to build a system of military barriers to defend against the NATO alliance of Western European countries and the U.S. But keeping their own citizens in was equally as important. Hundreds died trying to escape.The collapse of the USSR in 1991 ended the Cold War, and the utility of the Iron Curtain and associated military facilities. With the fall of the Berlin Wall that divided the city into halves, a reunified Germany began to develop its section of the Iron Curtain into a system of conservation areas and nature trails, known as the European Green Belt initiative.One great challenge of this project was balancing the values of conserving nature while preserving the tragic historical legacy of conflict. Most efforts to build collateral values on former landscapes must grapple with this trade-off.Iron Curtain Greenway: Europeans are creating a system of parks and natural areas stretching across the continent, all connected by the greenswards that have grown along the former Iron Curtain.European Green Belt Association, CC BYOther militarized borders around the globe are also becoming conservation sites. For example, the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea has been strictly off-limits for people for decades, allowing it to grow into the most important, albeit unofficial, biodiversity reserve on the Korean peninsula.Similarly, forests have grown up in the extensive minefield created along the Iran-Iraq border during those nations’ war in the 1980s. These forests support Asian leopards and other rare wildlife species. There are proposals to formally protect them as nature reserves.Hope after tragedyAs open space becomes scarce in many parts of the U.S., Civil War battlefield parks have become havens for grassland birds like this grasshopper sparrow.NPS/Sasha RobinsonThe ecosystems of protected areas, such as parks and preserves, provide vital benefits for humans and nature. Unfortunately, the world is in danger of losing at least one-third of its protected areas to development and other threats. Recognizing the collateral values that have developed on protected former battlefields and border zones may help reduce degradation and loss of these lands.One recent study estimates that nearly 1 million square miles – 5% of the Earth’s dry land surface – is currently designated as military training areas. These zones could be protected with relatively little investment when combined with social, cultural and political goals, such as memorializing historical events, and could become ecologically valuable places.No one should forget the brutality of the conflicts that gave rise to these landscapes. However, given the scale of threats to natural habitats around the world, conservationists cannot ignore opportunities to cultivate and preserve natural places – even those that arise from the horrors of war. 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Breaking News: Orange County deputies looking for suspect in early morning…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to an early morning shooting that resulted in gunshot wounds to a woman.According to the OCSO news release, this morning at approximately 5:17 am, a deputy from the OCSO was on pro-active patrol in the area of Hermit Smith Road and North Orange Blossom Trail (between Apopka and Zellwood) when they heard multiple gunshots being fired.  Within minutes a 911 call for service was received and a victim was found in the area.  A 23-year-old female sustained at least one gunshot wound and was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  Units are still investigating, but there is no suspect description available.The OCSO did not release the name of the shooting victim.This is a breaking story, and no other details are known at this time. The Apopka Voice will update this story as more information is known. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSapopkaGunshot victimOrange County Sheriff’s OfficeZellwood Previous articleIs Becker running for Mayor of Apopka?Next articleHow to Avoid the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Copper House / Charles Rose Architects

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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Copper House / Charles Rose ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCopper House / Charles Rose Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/559300/copper-house-charles-rose-architects Clipboard Year:  2004 United States Architects: Charles Rose Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Courtesy of Charles Rose ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Charles Rose ArchitectsRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMaterials: Bright copper;cedar; painted steel; mahogany and Alaskan yellow cedar windows; flagstone; beech; bamboo; rosewood; patinated stainless steel.Save this picture!SectionScope: Major addition, renovation. Contemporary two-story bar joined to existing three-story Colonial; on 1st floor new kitchen, dining and living space; master bedroom and individual offices for couple on 2nd; renovation of spaces adjoining addition to match open, contemporary feel.Save this picture!Courtesy of Charles Rose ArchitectsCharles Rose Architects rarely work on renovations. In this case, the original house was a Colonial box with vinyl siding; it was poorly sited, and a garage cut it off from a spacious yard. Yet it had charm: cozy rooms, a downstairs bedroom suite, and ample usable space. The project called for—in essence—adding a house to the existing house, and the complexity and challenge proved too hard to resist.Save this picture!Floor PlanOur design created a slot for the addition by demolishing the garage and using surplus driveway space. This move anchored the new house in the landscape while ensuring that it wouldn’t eat up valuable green space, despite its large scale. The most challenging aspect was one of fit: by style and scale. Stylistically, we were marrying a modern glass and copper house to a Colonial. Moreover, integration was daunting: the high-ceilings and open volumes of the planned addition did not align with the Colonial’s tighter and more compressed spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of Charles Rose ArchitectsTo confront the central challenge—of stitching together old and new—we used strategies that both hid and heightened transitions. Outside, we put a new wrapper on the Colonial: a cedar box. We kept practically everything as it was: window frames became sculptural indentations; old panes were replaced with single sheets of glass. Inside, we put a three-story atrium, topped by six large skylights – where old and new meet. We made this the formal entryway: The front door leads visitors into a small vestibule that opens into the atrium. A steel-and-glass stair climbs from the stone atrium floor to upper level of the addition. A second sculptural stair—a steel-and-glass bridge—crosses the atrium and links the second floors in the addition and the Colonial, heightening the contrast. A curtain wall of glass runs the length of the kitchen and living spaces, bringing the outdoors inside. The plan is open; the ground-floor stair, granite dining room server and bluestone fireplace are designed to delineate room areas.Save this picture!Courtesy of Charles Rose ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Principals Install Sound Reactive, Silver-Coated “Quilt” at NeuehouseArchitecture NewsArchitect Develops the World’s First HoverboardArchitecture News Share ArchDailylast_img read more

North Carolina protests confront Clinton, Trump

first_imgOn July 5, protests confronted both capitalist presidential candidates, who were holding campaign rallies in North Carolina.In Charlotte, N.C., Hillary Clinton spoke alongside President Barack Obama at the first joint rally the two have held. They both spoke on the necessity of stopping Donald Trump and lauded their own supposedly progressive positions on immigration and other issues. After their formal talks, they came to greet people who had filled the overflow space at the Charlotte Convention Center to capacity.A group of teachers and students with the #Not1More coalition held up a banner that read, “Release them now, stop deporting our students, #FreeWildin” and chanted, “Stop deportations!” Their action stopped Clinton’s remarks to the overflow audience.The #Not1More group demands a moratorium on deportations, the immediate release of the 12 students who are currently being held in detention centers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for Hillary Clinton to stay true to her promise of ending the raids that seize students for deportation.Currently, ICE is holding nine students from North Carolina and three from Georgia in detention. In total, these students have been in ICE facilities for the past six months. Wildin Acosta — one of the students from Durham, N.C. — was sentenced to 45 days of solitary confinement for helping an inmate translate a letter into English.Recent graduate Diana Vieyra, who was protesting, told Workers World she participated because, “I felt it was important for me, as an undocumented student, who had the privilege of graduating high school, that the 12 other students held in detention centers by ICE be given the same opportunity.” She urged Clinton to follow through on her promise, saying, “Hillary has come out against the immigration raids, as well as met with Dreamers, but it’s now time for her to actually meet our demands.”Defy thunderstorm to condemn TrumpLater that same day, racist billionaire Donald Trump held a campaign rally at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Raleigh, N.C. Despite heavy thunderstorms, people held a spirited rally directly in front of the venue for several hours.Chants of “No Trump! No KKK! No racist, fascist USA!” and “Hey hey! Ho ho! Deportations have got to go!” rang out and confronted the crowd as they filed out of the auditorium at the end of the rally. A brief standoff ensued as Trump supporters shouted racist slogans and chants at the demonstrators, who refused to give up any ground.Many from North Carolina are planning to mobilize to join protests in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention and in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention, later this month. Both Trump and Clinton have also made it clear that they will be returning often to the state until the elections in November — and organizers have announced their intentions to organize protests to disrupt, confront and shut down these rallies of the capitalist candidates every time and anywhere they are held in the state.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more