Westfield owner rejects €3.5bn rights issue after shareholder backlash

first_imgThe Paris-headquartered company faced fierce opposition over the plans from a consortium led by French billionaire Xavier Niel and former chief executive Leon Bressler. Westfield owner rejects €3.5bn rights issue after shareholder backlash Tuesday 10 November 2020 8:49 am whatsapp Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield faced a backlash from rebel shareholders Share Shareholders in the owner of Westfield shopping centres have voted against a controversial €3.5bn (£3.1bn) rights issue, the company said today. Chief executive Christophe Cuvillier said the shopping centre group and its industry was facing a “period of uncertainty and disruption”. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield faced a backlash from rebel shareholders Also Read: Westfield owner rejects €3.5bn rights issue after shareholder backlash Unibail had said the rights issue was necessary to help shore up its balance sheet after the outbreak of Covid-19 forced the group to shutter shopping centres during lockdowns. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com James Warrington Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield said its proposals for a capital increase had failed to win the required two-thirds majority following a remote vote that closed yesterday. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield faced a backlash from rebel shareholders Also Read: Westfield owner rejects €3.5bn rights issue after shareholder backlash The Westfield owner has proposed billions of euros in European asset sales, but continues to face a conflict with the rebel consortium, which has called for the company to sell off its US real estate and focus on Europe. whatsapp Shareholders today also passed three board appointments put forward by the consortium. Niel, Bressler and Spanish businesswoman Susana Gallardo all approved as members of the company’s supervisory board. He said a potential breakthrough in a Covid-19 vaccine could have a significant positive impact on retailers, but warned it did not remove the need to reduce Unibail’s debt pile. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast Factoryinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldGloriousaMan Says He’s From 2030, Presents ProofGloriousaJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USANoteableyAirport Security Couldn’t Believe These Jaw-Dropping MomentsNoteableyPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost Fun Unibail owns and operates 89 shopping centres across Europe and the US, with a total portfolio valued at €58.3bn. Show Comments ▼ But the consortium argued that the company’s finances were secure up until 2023 and the rights issue would destroy its share value. They also blamed Unibail’s large debt pile on its 2017 acquisition of Westfield.last_img read more

BBC journalist flees China amid Beijing’s criticism of ‘fabricated’ reports

first_img whatsapp BBC journalist flees China amid Beijing’s criticism of ‘fabricated’ reporting BBC News has said this morning that one of its journalists based in China has relocated to Taiwan, as he revealed information China ‘did not want the world to know’. whatsapp China has repeatedly denied all allegations of human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims. Journalist John Sudworth had been reporting on the orphaned children of Uighur Muslim parents, earlier this month, alongside China’s bid to remodel the Hong Kong electoral system. What triggered Sudworth’s relocation has not been confirmed. Also Read: BBC journalist flees China amid Beijing’s criticism of ‘fabricated’ reporting Share Show Comments ▼ The move comes amid growing criticism from Beijing about the broadcaster’s reports on alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang, which led to BBC World News being cut from airwaves in China last month.center_img Tags: BBC Hong Kong Millie Turner Also Read: BBC journalist flees China amid Beijing’s criticism of ‘fabricated’ reporting The Chinese embassy in London accused BBC World News of “relentless fabrication of ‘lies of the century’ in reporting China,” ahead of its removal from broadcasting. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org “The BBC is proud of John’s award-winning reporting during his time in Beijing and he remains our China correspondent.” “John’s work has exposed truth the Chinese authorities did not want the world to know,” BBC News said in a statement on Twitter. Wednesday 31 March 2021 10:07 amlast_img read more

Sen. Murkowski endorses Republican Mike Dunleavy for governor

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Election Coverage | Politics | State GovernmentSen. Murkowski endorses Republican Mike Dunleavy for governorOctober 26, 2018 by Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Bethel Share:Sen. Lisa Murkowski visited Bethel on Friday to update the region on her work in Washington D.C. and listen to constituents. (Photo by Krysti Shallenberger/KYUK)Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski endorsed Mike Dunleavy in the battle for the governor’s seat during her visit to Bethel on Friday. Dunleavy, the Republican nominee, is running against Democrat Mark Begich and Libertarian Billy Toien.Sen. Murkowski says that Dunleavy’s stance on Ballot Measure 1, a controversial salmon habitat ballot measure, was a big factor in her support. Murkowski doesn’t support the salmon initiative —and neither does Dunleavy.“I have looked at the language of this initiative and as a former state legislator, and one who was responsible we get legislation and laws right, I’m very concerned that the ways this initiative is drafted.” Murkowski said. “It would bring about unintended consequences that will limit our opportunity and ability as individuals and communities to really move forward with even the most simple development project.”The ballot initiative would toughen the permitting process for large industrial projects proposed in salmon habitat, among other things. This could impact major mining projects like the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay and the proposed Donlin gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.Murkowski said that she supports the intent behind the ballot initiative. If the initiative doesn’t pass, she said she would urge the state Legislature to take up the issue of salmon habitat protection in the next session.“So what I would like to do, what I want to see happen, is see this initiative rejected and our state legislature look specifically to these issues,” Murkowski said.Alaskans will get to choose their next Governor and whether or not to pass the salmon habitat ballot initiative on Nov. 6.Share this story:last_img read more

If mom takes acetaminophen during pregnancy, does it affect her child’s behavior?

first_img Stergiakouli agreed. “Pregnant women should still use acetaminophen as required because there is a risk of not treating fever or pain during pregnancy,” she said.The verdict:The new study falls far short of showing that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy increases children’s risk of behavioral problems. @sxbegle Related: Pregnant women don’t need prenatal multivitamins, study concludes The size of the study and the care the researchers took to control for things such as maternal smoking and drinking — and even genetic factors — is impressive, said Dr. Yona Amitai of Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, an expert in pediatrics and toxicology who was not involved in the study, calling it “well conducted.” And the calculations seem solid.But the study matters only if the association between mom’s taking acetaminophen during pregnancy and her child’s behavioral problems is causal and not a coincidence — which is always a possibility in observational studies.There are reasons to doubt that children’s behavioral problems were caused by exposure to acetaminophen before birth. For one thing, for 6 of the 12 behavioral measurements (conduct problems, hyperactivity, and the like), statistical analysis showed it was quite possible the risk went the other way: that is, that mom’s acetaminophen use decreased the chances of the child’s having these problems.Of greater concern is what are called confounding factors, said Amitai. That means that although the researchers measured an association between kids’ behavioral problems and moms’ acetaminophen use, something else might also have been in play. The study did control for mothers’ smoking, drinking, age, self-reported psychiatric illnesses, ADHD genes, pain or fever (reasons for taking acetaminophen), and socioeconomic status. But “women who took acetaminophen during pregnancy might also be different from those who did not,” Amitai said. Do antidepressants during pregnancy increase baby’s autism risk? Gut CheckIf mom takes acetaminophen during pregnancy, does it affect her child’s behavior? Tags acetaminophenpediatricspregnancy The study did not control for some of the most significant influences on prenatal brain development and childhood behavior: mothers’ fish consumption during pregnancy (which ALSPAC and other studies have shown reduces the risk of hyperactivity and other behavioral problems, while promoting brain development) and their IQ and education. It’s therefore possible that the actual cause of the ALSPAC children’s behavioral problems was, for instance, their mothers’ low fish consumption or low education levels.As always with a study that asks people to remember what they did in the past (did you take acetaminophen?), fallible memories can also produce misleading results. And there were no data on how much acetaminophen mothers-to-be took, or how often, and therefore no way to check whether more was associated with worse problems for their kids — which, if true, adds to an association’s credibility.Stergiakouli told STAT that she and her colleagues dealt with potential confounding factors by measuring acetaminophen use by women after they gave birth. Their study “is robust to these confounding factors,” she said, and was conducted by top-notch epidemiologists who “specialize in examining if observational associations are causal.”Experts at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said the study fell short of showing a convincing association between acetaminophen and behavioral problems in children. ACOG has “always identified acetaminophen as one of the only safe pain relievers for women during pregnancy,” said CEO Dr. Hal Lawrence. The new study presents “no clear evidence [of] a direct relationship between the prudent use of acetaminophen during any trimester and developmental issues in children.” Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. By Sharon Begley Aug. 15, 2016 Reprintscenter_img Sharon Begley Children whose mothers took acetaminophen by the 18th week of pregnancy were 16 percent more likely to have behavioral difficulties at age 7, epidemiologist Evie Stergiakouli of England’s University of Bristol and her colleagues reported. Children whose mothers took acetaminophen by their 32nd week were 46 percent more likely to have such difficulties.Really?It’s always important to know the absolute risk, since something like “a 46 percent greater risk of behavioral difficulties” sounds alarming. In this case, those numbers are more modest. Among 7-year-olds whose mothers took acetaminophen during their second or third trimester, 6.3 percent had overall behavioral difficulties, while 4.3 percent of those whose mothers did not take the drug had such problems. Some of the components of those difficulties: 12.3 percent vs. 8.8 percent for conduct problems, and 7.1 percent vs. 6.5 percent for problems with peer relationships.advertisement Related: About the Author Reprints Is too much folic acid during pregnancy a contributor to autism? APStock [email protected] Related: Gut Check looks at health claims made by studies, newsmakers, or conventional wisdom. We ask: Should you believe this?The Claim:Acetaminophen, sold as Tylenol and many generic formulations, is widely considered safe to take during pregnancy. But a new study reports that children of women who do so have a higher risk of behavioral problems when they’re about 7 than do children whose pregnant mothers never took the pain drug.Tell me more:This is a pretty straightforward observational study, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers mined data collected by the long-running ALSPAC study in England, which in 1991 began recruiting pregnant women and has gathered years of data (via clinic visits and questionnaires) on their children’s health. There were 7,796 mother-child pairs in this study.Among the information collected: Did the women take acetaminophen while pregnant? By their fourth month, 53 percent reported doing so at any point in the previous three months; by their seventh month, 42 percent did. When the children were 7, their mothers answered a questionnaire about their children’s behavior, including conduct problems, peer relationships, emotional difficulties, and hyperactivity.advertisementlast_img read more

Another channel for pharma lobbying: political groups with no dollar limits

first_img Log In | Learn More What’s included? WASHINGTON — Last year PhRMA announced plans to save its political spending for lobbying against federal efforts to fight rising drug prices. But the pharmaceutical industry group found giving to political groups known as 527s a good way to channel money to political party operations in the states.Federal election reports filed for the end of 2016 show that PhRMA gave more than $1.77 million to Republican groups, including GOPAC, which supports both federal and state candidates. PhRMA donated slightly over $1 million to Democratic groups. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags Congressinsurancepharmaceuticalspolicy Another channel for pharma lobbying: political groups with no dollar limits What is it? Alex Hogan/STAT GET STARTED Politics Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Sheila Kaplan Feb. 1, 2017 Reprintslast_img read more

BCSC warns of possible ‘recovery room’ scheme

first_img Don’t believe the hype: BCSC proposes new rules for stock promoters “Recovery room schemes involve companies that contact investors who may be losing or may have lost money in a current investment with an offer to buy their shares at an inflated price or exchange them for shares in a different company. Once investors agree to the deal, the operators of the scheme ask the investor to first pay a fee for the transaction, or some other kind of cost to exchange the shares,” the BCSC explains. In this case, regulators say a Thailand-based company called G.W. Trust and Transfer is directly soliciting Morgan Dragon investors by e-mail and phone, claiming that it is acting as a purchaser wishing to buy back the units/shares from investors; but demanding an upfront fee. The OSC and ASC issued warnings about a possible advance fee scheme in this case last month. Following similar alerts from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and Alberta Securities Commission (ASC), regulators in British Columbia are also warning about a possible “recovery room” scheme targeting investors in Morgan Dragon Development Corp. The B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) issued a warning Tuesday about G.W. Trust and Transfer related to what it says appears to be a recovery room scheme that is targeting investors who purchased securities from Morgan Dragon, which is currently subject to an OSC cease trade order. Related news Keywords Investor protection,  Investment scamsCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img OSC finalizes DSC ban Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

TSX, loonie rise as oil and gold prices strengthen

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Brian McKenna TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors The capped energy and materials sectors were among the top performers on the TSX as the November contract for benchmark crude oil soared $2.27 to US$48.53 a barrel, adding to a rebound from under US$45 just a week ago. “We have (an) energy rally … that’s the key,” said John Stephenson, president and CEO of Stephenson and Company Capital Management. “There is just a series of more bullish themes out there,” added Stephenson, pointing to a new report quoting a top OPEC official as predicting a rebound in prices and a short-term outlook from the Energy Information Administration calling for a decline in U.S. oil production. That, along with the feeling that perhaps that badly mauled energy issues have been oversold has may traders believing “the worst is over,” he said. “(But) I don’t think there is any compelling reason for that truthfully,” said Stephenson, who believes oil could still test lows under US$40 a barrel in the current slow-growth economy. “I do think it goes lower and it goes lower because I don’t think that we have enough demand out there,” he said. “That’s one of the issues that’s driven things down to this level and nothing really has changed tremendously.” Beyond demand, supply issues also remain unresolved, with U.S. production cuts being far from “earth shattering” and with Iranian oil yet to come on the market as a result of an end to western-led sanctions, he said. Elsewhere on commodity markets, November natural gas was up two cents at US$2.47 per thousand cubic feet, while the December gold contract rose $8.80 to US$1,146.40 an ounce The loonie also continued its recent uptick, up 0.35 of a U.S. cent at 76.76 cents US. In New York, markets were mixed as the Dow Jones industrial average posted a modest advance, up 13.76 points to 16,790.19, while the broader S&P 500 fell 7.13 points to 1,979.92 Biotechnology stocks were among the worst performing issues and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gave back 32.90 points to 4,748.36. The sector has been hammered in the past month on investor concerns that the industry might face more scrutiny from Washington over its drug pricing practices. In corporate news, stock in First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) soared $1.30 or 21% to $7.49 after the Vancouver-based mining and metals company said it wanted to slash outstanding debt by at least US$1 billion within six months though a combination of asset sales and other strategic initiatives. First Quantum also announced it was cutting 644 people from its workforce and reducing salaries by up to 20% while also lowering the cost target for its flagship Cobre Panama project by 7% to US$5.95 billion. Related news S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Keywords Marketwatch The Toronto stock market advanced for a third consecutive session Tuesday as sharply rising oil prices supported a continuing rally the energy sector. The S&P/TSX composite index closed 95.06 points higher at 13,647.26 after a combined advance of more than 300 points the previous two trading days. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Region Must Seize Opportunities Offered by The EPA

first_imgRelatedRegion Must Seize Opportunities Offered by The EPA Region Must Seize Opportunities Offered by The EPA UncategorizedFebruary 24, 2008 RelatedRegion Must Seize Opportunities Offered by The EPA RelatedRegion Must Seize Opportunities Offered by The EPAcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Director General of the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery Ambassador Dr. Richard Bernal, has noted that CARIFORUM countries need to seize the opportunities that are currently available under the recently negotiated Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union (EU).He was speaking yesterday (Feb. 21) at the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica speaker’s forum luncheon held at the Hilton Kingston Hotel. Dr. Bernal noted that the EU is a large and lucrative market of 50 million consumers and that it is one of the region’s main trading partners. “Fifteen per cent of our imports come from the EU and some of our critical exports have depended on those markets in particular sugar and banana. So there is potential for us in that market,” Ambassador Bernal said. He further noted that small countries need to make use of the opportunities that the global economy has to offer. “If you react passively you are going to be one of the losers and you are going to be marginalised. But if you react positively, proactively and strategically, the (EPA) can be a basis for a good economic future,” Ambassador Bernal said.He added that in world economies the service sector is growing rapidly while noting that in the Caribbean “sixty odd per cent of our Gross Domestic Product is generated by services with most of it by tourism, (however) we need to diversify that service base. There are still a lot of unexploited opportunities like higher education.”“Some of our leading institutions here at the university level made a strenuous case for us to exclude all foreign universities from providing services here and we said no. You have a comparative advantage (if) you are the Caribbean institution, why would you fear competition. So we should be looking not to exclude competition but to export our services,” Ambassador Bernal said.In the meantime, he said that the region needs more growth in exports, noting that the market is undiversified.Explaining the rational for the agreement, Dr. Bernal said, “The preferential arrangements which we enjoyed for sugar and banana have been struck down by rulings with the World Trade Organisation. We wanted to salvage as much of the preferential arrangement as we could and therefore we wanted to move quickly to replace the existing trade arrangements with a new arrangement which would lock in the remnants of that preferential arrangement.”The EPA agreement covers trade in goods and services, investments and provides for development assistance for capacity building. It came into effect on January 1, 2008.Also under the reciprocal agreement, CARICOM exports will enjoy duty and quota-free access to the markets of EU member countries, however they are not immediately required to provide equal access to EU exports as the region had secured an ‘exclusion list’ representing 13 per cent of current imports which are available locally. Advertisementslast_img read more

Buy-now-pay-later products to be regulated

first_imgBuy-now-pay-later products to be regulated interest-free buy-now-pay-later agreements will be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authoritygovernment acts swiftly to protect consumers after review finds potential for harmlenders will be required to carry out affordability checks on customers and ensure the vulnerable are treated fairlyBuy-now-pay-later products are rapidly increasing in popularity, with the volume of transactions tripling in 2020 as the pandemic drove online shopping, and there is now a significant risk that these agreements could cause harm to consumers.By announcing plans to legislate to bring interest-free buy-now-pay-later into regulation, the government is acting swiftly to ensure people can continue to benefit from these products with the right protections.The announcement comes as a review of the unsecured credit market, led by Christopher Woolard, recommends bringing interest-free buy-now-pay-later into FCA supervision.John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said:Buy-now-pay-later can be a helpful way to manage your finances but there is a real risk that consumers could be harmed as these agreements become ever more popular. By stepping in and regulating, we’re making sure people are treated fairly and only offered agreements they can afford – the same protections you’d expect with other loans.Buy-now-pay-later has clear benefits – such as allowing people to manage their finances by spreading the cost of a purchase interest-free – but the Woolard Review found several potential harms which can be mitigated by bringing these agreements into regulation.Many consumers do not view interest-free buy-now-pay-later as a form of credit, so do not apply the same level of scrutiny, and checks undertaken by providers tend to focus on the risk for the firm rather than how affordable it is for the customer.Although the average transaction tends to be relatively low, shoppers can take out multiple agreements with different providers – and the Review finds it would be relatively easy to accrue around £1,000 of debt that credit reference agencies and mainstream lenders cannot see.With several buy-now-pay-later providers planning to expand to higher-value retailers, or offer their products in-store, the risk that consumers could take on unaffordable levels of debt is increasing.The government’s decision to bring buy-now-pay-later into regulation will mitigate these risks by giving the Financial Conduct Authority oversight of buy-now-pay-later providers and allowing people to escalate their complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service if things go wrong.Under these plans, providers will be subject to FCA rules so will need to undertake affordability checks before lending and ensure customers are treated fairly, particularly those who are vulnerable or struggling with repayments.The Woolard Review made a series of additional recommendations across the unsecured credit market. The government welcomes these proposals, which it will examine and respond to in due course. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:affordability, Government, Internet, market, Ombudsman, online, pandemic, purchase, regulation, Secretary, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Sociology Professor To Discuss Homelessness On April 1

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail “Oh Give Me a Home! Homeless Resistance in Three Western Cities,” a lecture by University of Colorado at Boulder sociology Professor Dan Cress, will be presented from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, in room 235 of the University Memorial Center.The lecture is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Center of the American West.The emergence of the homeless problem during the 1980s was felt in every major metropolitan area in the United States, according to Cress. Yet the dynamics that contributed to people becoming homeless, the homeless population that resulted from those dynamics and the ways in which this population resisted its homelessness varied greatly by region.Cress will draw on four years of participant-observation research with homeless activists and their supporters in Denver; Oakland, Calif.; and Tucson, Ariz. He will discuss how the political economy and political culture of the West contributed to the creation of the homeless problem, generated a regionally distinct homeless population, and shaped the forms of resistance employed by homeless people.Cress’ research interests focus on social movements, particularly those of marginalized populations. His work on homeless protest has appeared in the American Sociological Review, The Sociological Quarterly and Mobilization.For information call 303-492-4879. Published: March 18, 1999 last_img read more