Russian drought set to hit grain output

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Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( 2010 Circular

first_imgReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 circular For more information about Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (  2010 circular Company ProfileReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ), listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE), is the leading real estate investment, development and management company in Zambia. Originally the North Western Rhodesia Farmers Co-operative in the 1920’s, secured the current location of Central Park on Cairo Road as a collection centre for farming produce. The Co-op went through various guises until after independence in 1964 when it was renamed the Zambian Farmers Co-operative. The construction of the Farmers House building was completed in the 1970’s, hence the name by which that property became known.last_img read more

3 ways I’m aiming to beat negative interest rates via FTSE 100 investments

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Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 3 ways I’m aiming to beat negative interest rates via FTSE 100 investmentscenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Yesterday, the Bank of England had its usual monthly meeting. It lifted the forecasts for the UK economy for next year, which is a good sign. However, there was still chatter concerning negative interest rates. Governor Bailey said the banks would be given six months notice if it decided to go ahead with negative rates. In recent months, there’s been more talk within the Bank about taking rates below the current level of 0.1% to zero or even further. This isn’t unheard of. Europe has put up with negative rates for several years now, as have Japan. If it did happen in the UK later this year, I need to start getting ready for it now!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…Putting money to workThe first way I’m looking to counter the impact of negative interest rates is by reducing my cash balances. Obviously, I need cash for general expenses and liquidity. But for the cash funds that are from stocks I’ve recently sold, or dividend income, I could look to re-invest it. This could be topping up my existing stock investments.It’s sensible to have a rainy-day fund, so alternatives such as short-term time deposits or liquid investment funds is another idea. This is because negative interest rates could be passed on to retail customers like myself. This is a only a potential outcome, as banks may not pass on the charge to customers if they fear losing them altogether! The second way I want to beat negative interest rates is by making sure my money gets me a positive return overall. I’m going to have some cash that could be costing me -0.1% or more. So to balance this out, I want to steer more funds into FTSE 100 dividend stocks. This will enable me to earn a positive yield, offsetting the negative costs.Given that the FTSE 100 average dividend yield is 2.85%, I’m not too worried about making a positive return overall. Even a modest amount invested into dividend stocks would cover the costs of the cash I’m holding. Implications of negative interest ratesThe final way I’m going to try and beat negative interest rates is by targeting new areas for investment. For example, the impact of negative rates could help to boost the price of gold. This is because the opportunity cost of buying gold (that pays no interest) is smaller. So I could look to buy into mining companies to benefit from this.Another option might be buying into REITs. These real-estate investment trusts should benefit from lower rates as well. The cost of mortgages and general borrowing could go down. This would help to boost the property yield, and thus boost the share price of the REITs that are publicly traded.Not all businesses would benefit from the implications of negative interest rates, so I need to be careful. Banks would be one likely loser in this situation. Money earned from deposits would shrink, as well as the margin made on loans.Overall, negative interest rates doesn’t have to impact my stock portfolio badly if I’m prepared. I can ensure I’m ready by topping up my existing investments and looking for dividend income. Finally, if the time does come when rates are cut, I can target specific FTSE 100 stocks to take advantage. 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Welby to GAFCON: ‘Church should seek holiness, unity’

first_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Ron Caldwell says: October 24, 2013 at 10:30 am The Archbishop of Canterbury’s message to the GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference) meeting in Nairobi can be read in different ways by different people. Traditionally, the Anglican Communion has been Anglo-centric, dominated by England and her social/cultural children as the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and the like. This was very loosely held together by a thin structure and a once-a-decade meeting at Lambeth. However, the recent growth of Anglicanism in the Third World, particularly in Africa has changed the dynamic of the Communion. There are far more Anglicans in Africa now than in any other part of the world. In its African context, Anglicanism tends to be theologically fundamentalist (biblical literalism, orthodoxy) and socially conservative, especially in its stand against rights for homosexual people. African Anglican leaders have bonded with their common like-minded allies in the Global North such as the secessionist American dioceses of San Joaquin, Pittsburgh, Quincy, Fort Worth and South Carolina. In their common cause, they have all denounced, some would say gone to war with, the official structures of the Global North Anglican churches for, what was in their view, heretical religion( the social gospel) and support of sinful social mores (support for homosexual persons).The advocates of GAFCON would like to see it replace Lambeth as the center of life in the Anglican Communion, thus shifting the Communion from its old First World lean to a new Third World base. Conservative, traditionalist Africa would replace England as the center of gravity of a new expression of Anglicanism that would try to enforce theological and social rigidity on the whole. This would change the essential historical nature of the Anglican Communion.Thus, the Archbishop’s remarks should be seen as a reluctant, cautious support but also a clear-cut warning to GAFCON. He struck at both of GAFCON’s main foundations. On fundamentalism (biblical literalism, orthodoxy) he said: “It doesn’t mean being unanimous, all saying exactly the same thing in the same way.” That was a criticism of the whole movement to impose a blanket as the Anglican Covenant on the independent churches of the Communion. Regarding homosexuality, the Archbishop told the meeting: “we all live in different contexts…We are dealing with very rapid changes of culture in the Global North and the issue of sexuality is a very important one. How we respond rightly to that – in a way that is holy, truthful, and gracious – is absolutely crucial to our proclamation of the gospel.” In other words, a warning to the Africans that the whole Communion cannot have the same stand on homosexuality. Both of the Archbishop’s statements strike a blow at the very raison d’etre of GAFCON. The power struggle between Lambeth and GAFCON is on. How it plays out will determine the future of the Anglican Communion. The Archbishop is well aware of that. GAFCON is well aware of that and at the moment are felling optimistic about their future. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ron Caldwell says: By Lambeth Palace staffPosted Oct 23, 2013 Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Archbishop of Canterbury Comments (2) Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Welby to GAFCON: ‘Church should seek holiness, unity’ 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA October 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm GAFCON II concluded on Oct. 26 and issued two statements that clarified its conservative stand. There is more at my blog: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, 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 Rector Collierville, TN Comments are closed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has called for the church to be “holy” and “in unity” as it proclaims the Gospel in challenging circumstances around the world.Welby sent a video greeting to the Second Global Anglican Future (GAFCON) Conference, which is taking place in Nairobi this week. He told them that it was his prayer that they would “meet Jesus afresh with elation and joy.”The archbishop was unable to attend the GAFCON meeting because of previous commitments, including the baptism of Prince George today.In his message, Welby affirms the recent call by Archbishop of Kenya Eliud Wabukala, who chairs the GAFCON Primates Council, for the church to proclaim the Gospel confidently.To do this, Welby says, “We need to be a church that is holy.” That is a “massive challenge” to churches in different contexts around the world, but is “absolutely critical to our proclamation of the gospel.”To proclaim the gospel effectively, the church must also be “in unity,” the archbishop says.  “It doesn’t mean being unanimous, all saying exactly the same thing in exactly the same way. It means that, as Jesus prays in John 17, that we demonstrate by our love for one another that Jesus is the Son of God and therefore people are drawn to believe in him. We’ve got to find ways of doing that and I don’t underestimate the challenge that is to all of us.”The video greeting can be watched here: a transcript of Archbishop Justin’s message below:‘Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m so pleased to be able to send my greeting, even if it’s in this indirect way. Very regrettably, I had previous obligations which meant I can’t be with you this week, and then there’s the baptism of Prince George on Wednesday. But I’m delighted to have the privilege of speaking to you for three or four minutes.I particularly want to congratulate Archbishop Eliud and all his team and all the people in the Anglican Church of Kenya who have worked so hard to get this gathering together. And I am so thrilled that you should be coming together to seek afresh the face of Jesus Christ, and for yourselves to have new vision in his service and bringing the gospel to an incredibly needy world.As you meet this week – and I’ve been in Nairobi over the weekend – we of course all have in our minds the suffering of the people of Kenya and in particular those in Nairobi who were caught up in the terrorist attack of a few weeks ago. That was a terrible event in which innocent people were targeted in the most brutal and cruel way. And the main purpose of my visit was to come simply to offer my condolences and to say that we grieve with them in the losses that they have suffered. The bravery and determination of the people of Kenya is evident in the way they’re responding to this attack, and we weep with them and pray for them that they will find afresh the grace and strength of Jesus Christ.As you may hear in the background, London’s a pretty busy place at the moment, and I am so glad that you’re meeting and taking time out from the business of life to meet together. It is so essential. Archbishop Eliud powerfully spoke a few weeks ago of confidence in the gospel, of a Church that is confident in the good news of Jesus Christ and does not hesitate to proclaim it. What’s happening is all around that, in what you’re saying and doing with each other.To carry out the task of telling people about Jesus Christ, we need to be a Church that is holy. And for us as individuals and for us as churches right round the world that is always a massive challenge. We all live in different contexts and the challenge overlaps but is slightly different wherever we live. We are dealing with very rapid changes of culture in the Global North and the issue of sexuality is a very important one. How we respond rightly to that – in a way that is holy, truthful and gracious – is absolutely critical to our proclamation of the gospel.Some churches are responding to challenges in their own context that are very very different. We have churches that are caught up in the midst of wars and violence and have to learn to proclaim the gospel in the midst of that. That’s really incredibly hard, and I’ve much experience of seeing it. There are other churches that are in countries where there are governments that are corrupt and it can be very hard to proclaim the gospel truly in those situations. Wherever we are, there’s a different context; but wherever we are, in our own context, in the right way, we have to live as a Church that is holy.In addition, the gospel has to be proclaimed by a Church that is in unity. That’s really tough – I don’t underestimate the difficulty of that. It doesn’t mean being unanimous, all saying exactly the same thing in exactly the same way. It means that, as Jesus prays in John 17, that we demonstrate by our love for one another that Jesus is the Son of God and therefore people are drawn to believe in him. We’ve got to find ways of doing that and I don’t underestimate the challenge that is to all of us. And I’m so pleased, as I’ve said already several times, that you are meeting to be clear about where you stand.Thank you for taking the time to listen to this message. I pray for you this week that you will meet Jesus afresh with elation and joy and celebration; that you will hear his voice; and that you will find the determination, together with all other Christians, in passionate unity and love for another, expressing disagreement graciously yet with powerful truth, to proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord and there is no other.’ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

The Liam Gill quick lineout quarterback throw in the NRC

first_imgMonday Sep 14, 2015 The Liam Gill quick lineout quarterback throw in the NRC Lat weekend in the National Rugby Championships in Australia discarded Wallaby flanker Liam Gill pulled off this gridiron style lineout throw that was mightily impressive. Not being able to pass quickly to the nearby man, he simply went over his head, halfway across the field.While all the talk lately has been about League convert Jarryd Hayne in the NFL, this one got a bit of attention for being quarterback-like. It’s not the first time we’ve seen this on the rugby field, with Barbarians loose forward Steven Luatua doing something similar last year.In 1997 Springbok Andre Joubert did the same, setting up a Percy Montgomery try.If you’re good enough and can reach your players without too much fuss, why not.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

GoodBox & SwiftAid partner to enable automated Gift Aid on contactless donations

first_imgGoodBox & SwiftAid partner to enable automated Gift Aid on contactless donations GDPR requirements and HMRC audits are covered as part of the service, and a portal enables charities to keep track of all claims. Charities will be charged a fee of 5% of the Gift Aid claimed on each donation, which enables Swiftaid to handle the whole process.Swiftaid launched early last year as a solution to the difficulty of capturing the information necessary to fill in Gift Aid claims when people give a digital donation. It was the first solution to automate Gift Aid on contactless donations approved by HMRC.  698 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  699 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img GoodBox has launched a new Gift Aid solution to enable charities to Gift Aid eligible donations made through its contactless devices in partnership with Swiftaid.The service works by charities registering with Swiftaid, and GoodBox then connecting their contactless terminals to their Swiftaid account. Every time an eligible donation is made through the contactless device by a donor who has signed up to Swiftaid, Gift Aid is added. Melanie May | 10 July 2020 | News Tagged with: contactless Gift Aidlast_img read more

Para el 1° de Mayo: No a la guerra EUA contra inmigrantes

first_imgA medida que se acerca el 1° de Mayo, migrantes y refugiadas/os en EUA y el mundo permanecen en una crisis humanitaria de proporciones épicas. El giro continuo del presidente Donald Trump hacia la derecha está exacerbando esta situación.En EUA, las redadas en los juzgados y lugares de trabajo han aumentado. La Guardia Nacional ha sido enviada a la frontera sur para militarizar aún más el área. El fiscal general de EUA ha reforzado medidas legales represivas para aterrorizar a las/os trabajadores inmigrantes y dividir a la clase trabajadora.Ahora más que nunca, las luchas por los derechos de las/os migrantes y refugiados deben estar vinculadas a la lucha contra el terror de la policía estatal y para ganar los derechos de las/os trabajadores.Es fácil alejarse del espectáculo que es la administración Trump o reírse de Trump por ser un payaso naranja sin talento en un circo barato. Pero Trump es extremadamente peligroso. Aliado a una facción ultraderechista, ha convertido a su administración en un régimen militarista y de supremacía blanca.Esto tiene consecuencias desastrosas para las/os trabajadores y oprimidos en todas partes. Esto debe combatirse con uñas y dientes.Agenda racista de línea duraEste mes, Trump una vez más decretó su agenda antiinmigrante a través de una serie de “tuits de Pascua”, afirmándose a su base “cristiana” de supremacía blanca. (CNN, 5 de abril)Pidió nuevas leyes para que sea aún más difícil que inmigrantes puedan obtener el estatus de refugiado. Logró la enorme cantidad de $1,6 mil millones de un Congreso dispuesto a construir su muro racista en la frontera con México, y exigió más aún. Pidió a los gobernadores de derecha que enviaran sus tropas de la Guardia Nacional a la frontera. También declaró que asignaría tropas militares de EUA para patrullar allí, aunque por ley, esa acción requiere la aprobación del Congreso.Para avivar las llamas contra las/os inmigrantes, Trump afirmó nuevamente que las políticas de inmigración “han debilitado al país” y “han conducido a riesgos de seguridad pública”. (Washington Post, 3 de abril) Pero esa retórica racista es realmente una cortina de humo para confundir a las/os trabajadores blancos sobre el origen de la embestida real a sus salarios, salud y educación.Por ejemplo, el costo total estimado del muro supremacista blanco de Trump sería de aproximadamente $25 mil millones, dinero que podría y debería destinarse a la atención médica, los salarios de las/os docentes y otras necesidades de trabajadoras/es y oprimidas/os.La verdad es que la migración a EUA se encuentra en uno de los niveles más bajos en años. El  aumento del clima antiinmigrante desde 2006 significa que cada vez menos trabajadoras/es mexicanos ingresan a EUA, mientras más regresan a sus países.A principios de abril, Trump amenazó verbalmente a una caravana de inmigrantes que viajaba de América Central a México, con el objetivo de llegar a la frontera de Tijuana. Cubierta por Fox News con retórica de miedo, la caravana fue retratada como una horda de delincuentes peligrosos “serpenteando” y abriéndose paso sigilosamente en los EUA.Muchas de esas honrosas caravanas han recorrido el camino por México durante décadas, ya que las/os defensores de los derechos migrantes crearon apoyo para las/os millones de trabajadores desplazados en la región. Cada año, las caravanas viajan por todo México. No son solo para las/os centroamericanos, sino también para las familias en México que han perdido el contacto con sus hijas/os u otros parientes migrantes y están tratando de averiguar qué les sucedió.Estas familias no saben si sus seres queridos llegaron a EUA o están detenidos. Tal vez perdieron la vida montando “La Bestia”, el tren de mercancías en el que las/os inmigrantes brincan para dirigirse hacia el norte, y donde cientos mueren o pierden extremidades en el intento.Trump demonizó específicamente una caravana organizada por Pueblo Sin Fronteras. Destacando las preocupaciones de los centroamericanos, muchos de Honduras, Guatemala o El Salvador, la caravana comenzó con más de 1.000 personas. La logística de organizar el transporte, la comida y el alojamiento a esa escala muestra el valor y la determinación del movimiento para las/os migrantes en México.Creciente militarización de EUA¿Por qué hay tantas caravanas al norte? No para hacer mal, como dicen los racistas, sino porque el militarismo y el imperialismo de EUA han desestabilizado sus tierras natales, destruido sus hogares y quitado su sustento. Por ejemplo, Honduras se ha convertido en un escenario de inestabilidad y represión generalizadas desde el golpe de 2009, cuando se derrocó el régimen progresista del presidente Mel Zelaya. Ese golpe ilegal tenía huellas de los EUA, particularmente las de la entonces secretaria de estado Hillary Clinton.El que Trump y los de su clase nieguen el racismo que dirigen a estas/os migrantes es pura hipocresía. Negar el asilo político a los cientos de refugiadas/os forzados a huir de su región no solo es erróneo, es una sentencia de muerte.El imperialismo estadounidense ha militarizado a México y América Central, y ahora Trump intenta militarizar aún más la frontera de EUA. No la frontera norte con Canadá, por supuesto, sino la frontera de EUA con México.Tras el llamado de Trump, los gobernadores conservadores de Arizona y Texas desplegaron sus unidades de la Guardia Nacional (Newsweek, 7 de abril), aunque todavía en números más bajos que los convocados por el presidente republicano George W. Bush y el presidente demócrata Barack. Obama. Arizona desplegó 150 miembros y Texas prometió 250. Se prevé que el total de todos los estados fronterizos llegue eventualmente a 4.000.El gobernador de California, Jerry Brown, anunció el 11 de abril que enviaría tropas a la frontera. Esto es alarmante, ya que el movimiento por los derechos de las/os migrantes ha sido muy fuerte en California. Que un gobernador supuestamente liberal sintiera la presión de estar de acuerdo con los gobernadores reaccionarios muestra que la campaña antiinmigrante de Trump está cobrando impulso. El anuncio de Brown es también un ejemplo de cómo los demócratas continúan traicionando a inmigrantes y sus defensores.Redadas aumentan en lugares de trabajo La solicitud de soldados por parte de Trump está destinada a afectar tanto a migrantes como activistas. Esto sigue a otras políticas para aterrorizar a la comunidad migrante y refugiada. El 5 de abril, Trump emitió una directiva según la cual las agencias de aplicación de la ley de inmigración de EUA cesen cualquier práctica de “captura y liberación”. En este procedimiento degradante, las/os inmigrantes indocumentados que habían sido arrestados en la frontera eran liberados mientras se procesaban sus casos.Además, el Departamento de Justicia, administrado por el ultra racista Procurador General, Jeff Sessions, ahora establecerá cuotas para los jueces de inmigración en un esfuerzo por acelerar las deportaciones. Según la Radio Nacional Pública, “para obtener una calificación satisfactoria en sus evaluaciones de desempeño, se requerirá que los jueces terminen al menos 700 casos al año y revoquen menos del 15 por ciento de sus decisiones en apelación”.Las/os abogados de inmigración criticaron el plan. “Las decisiones en un tribunal de inmigración tienen consecuencias de vida o muerte y no se pueden gestionar como una producción en cadena”, dijo Jeremy McKinney, secretario de la Asociación Estadounidense de Abogados de Inmigración. (NPR, 3 de abril)Mientras tanto, en lo que podría ser la mayor redada en un lugar de trabajo bajo el ataque de Trump, 97 personas fueron detenidas y procesadas para su deportación o detención el 7 de abril, luego de una redada de Inmigración y Aduanas en una planta procesadora de carne de Tennessee.Esto sigue las incursiones de ICE sincronizadas en más de 100 tiendas 7-Eleven a principios de enero. En un solo día, los agentes de ICE irrumpieron en 100 tiendas en busca de trabajadoras/es indocumentados. (Newsweek, 10 de enero)El director ejecutivo en funciones de ICE se jactó en el momento de que esto era solo el comienzo: “No se limitará a grandes empresas o cualquier industria en particular, grande, mediana y pequeña. … Esto es lo que nos estamos preparando para este año, y lo que vas a ver más y más”.Sin lugar a dónde irLas/os inmigrantes y refugiados en EUA viven ahora en estado de sitio. Ya sea que salgan de compras o vayan a servicios religiosos, ya sea en la escuela, en la corte o en el trabajo, mientras conducen o caminan a cualquier lugar, las/os migrantes y sus familias viven en completo terror. El riesgo de estrés postraumático es real, especialmente entre las/os hijos de familias migrantes, con consecuencias permanentes.Las/os migrantes se ven obligados a abandonar sus países de origen y emigrar a los Estados Unidos debido a las condiciones intolerables, que resultan directamente del militarismo imperialista de EUA. Sólo al vencer de una vez por todas el sistema depredador y racista de este país, terminará esta guerra contra las/os migrantes.El Primero de Mayo de 2018 debe dedicarse una vez más a la lucha de las/os migrantes y refugiados, ya sea que vengan de Honduras o Haití, Siria o Somalia.¡No hay fronteras en la lucha de las/os trabajadores!Teresa Gutiérrez es una veterana activista por los derechos de los inmigrantes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Mayor opposed to President Chávez forces pro-government community TV to close

first_img Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News July 15, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mayor opposed to President Chávez forces pro-government community TV to close News VenezuelaAmericas News Reporters Without Borders today called on the pro-opposition mayor of Caracas to allow Catia TV, one of the country’s many pro-government community radio and television stations, to resume broadcasting at once. Catia TV has been unable to broadcast since the premises housing its broadcast equipment were closed on the mayor’s orders on 10 July.”We ask you to explain your reasons for closing the premises of Catia TV and at the same time we remind you that, whatever they are, they could not justify forcing this station off the air,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Caracas mayor Alfredo Peña. He urged the mayor to begin a dialogue with Catia TV “in order to find a way to respect press freedom.”Caracas city hall officials went to Lídice hospital, which houses Catia TV’s broadcast equipment, on 10 July together with the hospital’s director, Alexis Parra. In the presence of members of the metropolitan police, which is controlled by the city hall, they closed the station’s premises, forcing it to stop broadcasting.Contradictory explanations have been given. An official letter handed to the TV station said its activities were “incompatible” with the hospital’s and hampered the medical staff’s work. It also claimed that it had been impossible to locate the station’s director in order to discuss the problem. Pedro Aristimuño, deputy director of health at the city hall, subsequently said the purpose was to protect the TV station’s equipment, claiming that it had been abandoned for the past year and that acts of theft were taking place in the hospital.Catia TV’s director, Blanca Eekhout, has denied that the station obstructed the hospital’s work or that its equipment had been abandoned. She said just two of the station’s technicians went to the hospital every afternoon as the station’s studios are located elsewhere. She also said that Catia TV never received any warning and that the city hall authorities did not show any official order when they sealed the broadcast equipment. The station normally broadcasts from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day.José Angel Manrique, the head of the community media network, announced that Catia TV would refer the matter to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission when he appeared on Sunday on President Chávez’s weekly TV programme “Alo Presidente” on the state-owned Canal 8.Community radio and TV stations have mushroomed since Hugo Chávez became president and a telecommunications law was passed in August 2000, opening the way for their legalisation. Most of them support the government and follow the president’s example in branding the major privately-owned news media as “coup supporters” and “traitors.” In an 11 April report, Reporters Without Borders noted that: “While taking a stand as press freedom defenders as regards the president, the privately-owned media would paradoxically be happy to see the community media shut down.” Journalists working for the privately-owned news media are often the target of physical attacks by government supporters. Receive email alerts June 15, 2020 Find out more VenezuelaAmericas Organisation center_img News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets January 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Venezuela to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives August 25, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick Senator welcomes granting of €64,300 to Castleconnell National School for…

first_imgFacebook Limerick Senator encourges public to attend meeting in Castletroy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSall weather pitchCastleconnell National SchoolKieran O’DonnellRichie RyanSports Capital Grants Twitter Limerick Senator Kieran O’Donnell Limerick Senator Kieran O’Donnell welcomed the granting of €64,300 in Sports Capital Grants to Castleconnell National School for the building of an artificial all-weather pitch on the school grounds.This was granted after the school last Friday won their appeal against the original decision which deemed the application invalid.Castleconnell National school made a joint application with two local sports club namely, Ahane/Castleconnell/Monpellier Community Games and Ahane Camogie Club.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I am delighted to have worked on an on-going basis with Castleconnell National School under the appeal process to secure €64,300 in sports capital grants for the building of an artificial all-weather playing surface. Mr O’ Donnell said.“This all-weather pitch will be a great amenity for the school and fellow applicants as well as the wider sporting and community in the Castleconnell area.“I wish to commend Castleconnell National School’s principal Richie Ryan and his committee who worked hard on this application  and I look forward to continuing to work with them on this very worthwhile project.” Senator O’Donnell concluded.More about education here. Senator Kieran O’Donnell launches SciFest Previous articleTwo sets of friends from Limerick are finalists in friendship competitionNext articleSeveral Limerick Lifelong Leaning events taking place at Mary Immaculate College Staff Reporter Email Policing issues raised with Commissioner center_img Advertisement Green Party take the final seat in Limerick City NewsEducationLimerick Senator welcomes granting of €64,300 to Castleconnell National School for all weather pitchBy Staff Reporter – March 12, 2018 1223 WhatsApp Community & Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises in Limerick urged to apply for €35 million COVID-19 Stability Fund Linkedin Print Easing of public health restrictions will give Limerick people some return to normality – O’Donnell last_img read more

Women SSC Officers Of Navy Not To Be Discharged Pending Consideration Of Their Requests For Grant Of Permanent Commission : SC [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesWomen SSC Officers Of Navy Not To Be Discharged Pending Consideration Of Their Requests For Grant Of Permanent Commission : SC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Aug 2020 7:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has observed that the Union of India has failed to comply with the directions issued by it in its 16th March judgment holding that serving women Short Service Commission Officers in Indian Navy were entitled to Permanent Commission at par with their male counterparts.The bench comprising of Justices DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph has directed that the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has observed that the Union of India has failed to comply with the directions issued by it in its 16th March judgment holding that serving women Short Service Commission Officers in Indian Navy were entitled to Permanent Commission at par with their male counterparts.The bench comprising of Justices DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph has directed that the petitioner(s) who are serving Women SSC Officers shall not be discontinued from service pending consideration of their requests for the grant of Permanent Commission.Earlier, the Armed Forces Tribunal and later the Delhi High Court had denied the officers’ plea seeking  interim relief of restraining the Indian Navy from releasing the petitioners from service till the claim of each of the petitioners for grant of permanent commission is considered by the Navy on merits. Before the Tribunal and the High Court they had contended that scheduled date of completion of SSC is 6th August, 2020 and the release orders to the said effect were issued more than one year prior thereto. They had sought interim orders to protect their status as in-service candidates, till the date of decision/intimation of outcome of consideration for permanent commission by the Indian Navy, of the petitioners, for permanent commission.Assailing these orders before the Apex Court, the officers contended that the Union of India was required to implement the decision of the Supreme court dated 17 2 March 2020 for the grant of Permanent Commission within a period of three months, but this exercise has not been initiated (beyond inviting applications) and completed. Responding to this plea, the ASG, on behalf of the Union of India submitted that an application for extension of time has been filed  in view of the intervening pandemic and the lock down which was occasioned, as a consequence. The bench observed: “Prima facie, the Union of India having failed to comply with the directions contained in the judgment of this Court dated 17 March 2020 which mandated consideration for the grant of Permanent Commission within three months, it would be unfair to discharge the Short Service Commissioned officers in the meantime, pending consideration.”The bench the proceeded to stay the orders of the High Court and the Tribunal and posted the Special Leave Petitions on 20 August 2020.Last month, the Central Government had issued formal sanction letter for grant of Permanent Commission to women officers in Indian Army. The order specified grant of Permanent Commission to Short Service Commissioned (SSC) women officers in all ten streams of Indian Army in addition to the existing streams of Judge and Advocate General (JAG) and Army Educational Corps (AEC). This move was in compliance of 17th February judgment of the Supreme Court which directed that Permanent Commission should be granted to women in the Army, regardless of their service, in all the ten streams where the Union Government had already taken a decision to grant Short Service Commission to women.Case name: RUPALI ROHATGI vs. UNION OF INDIA Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more