Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) 2011 Presentation

first_imgAxa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 presentation For more information about Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axa Mansard Insurance Plc (MANSAR.ng)  2011 presentation Company ProfileAXA Mansard Insurance Plc is an insurance and asset management company in Nigeria. The company offers solution products for motor, life, travel, education and commercial insurance as well as financial advisory services, portfolio and risk management services and investment consulting services. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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3 FTSE 250 shares I’d buy in May

first_img3 FTSE 250 shares I’d buy in May G A Chester | Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 | More on: CTEC HWDN PZC Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Howden Joinery Group and PZ Cussons. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Last week was a busy one for company news, and three FTSE 250 shares particularly caught my eye. I believe all three are strong businesses. Here’s what I liked about their updates and why I’d be happy to buy their shares in May.Considerable appealMedical products and technologies company ConvaTec (LSE: CTEC) is a FTSE 250 share I think has considerable appeal. For one thing, it’s a geographically diversified global business. For another, it has leading market positions in the areas it focuses on. Namely, advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence & critical care, and infusion care.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…CTEC reported a “strong” performance in the three months to 31 March. Group organic revenue increased 6.7%. And all its business segments contributed to the growth. In addition, management said it “executed effectively” on its strategic transformation, as it targets sustainable and profitable growth.Trading at 25 times trailing earnings, the market is pricing CTEC for successful delivery of its strategy. Nevertheless, there’s a risk the “significant number of strategic initiatives” the company is pursuing won’t deliver the anticipated growth. If so, the shares could de-rate to a lower earnings multiple. However, I found last week’s update highly encouraging, and I think CTEC could be a good long-term investment for me.FTSE 250 shares #2Howden Joinery (LSE: HWDN) is the UK’s leading trade supplier of kitchens. I think its scale and specialisation are competitive advantages. It still has growth to go for in the UK, but is also expanding from a low base in France and Belgium.Last week’s trading update was for the 16 weeks to 17 April. It was no surprise to see massive increases in revenue compared to the same period last year, which was hit hard by the first Covid lockdown. However, I was impressed by comparisons with the pre-pandemic period in 2019. UK revenue increased 13% (or 9% on a same-depot basis). European revenue increased 38% (or 20% on a same-depot basis).There are a number of risks to HWDN’s prospects. These include the cyclicality of the construction sector, notably residential housing. Also, the expansion into Europe is still at too early a stage to be sure it’ll be a success. On balance though, I think this could be another good long-term investment for me. HWDN is trading at 32 times last year’s pandemic-depressed earnings.FTSE 250 shares #3I’m a big fan of the power of consumer goods brands. PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC) has a strong stable of them. They include Carex, Imperial Leather and St Tropez. The company also has attractive international diversification across both developed and emerging markets.Last week, PZC reported a 4.7% increase in revenue (at constant currency) for the 13 weeks to 27 February. I liked that all regions grew revenue and profit. This continued the “renewed momentum” in the business after a long period of struggling for growth under its previous chief executive.PZC has been investing heavily behind its brands in the initial phase of the new CEO’s strategy to return to sustainable profit growth. As it’s still early days, there’s no guarantee the recent momentum will continue. As with CTEC, the shares could de-rate if the strategy doesn’t deliver the growth implied by PZC’s rating of 21 times trailing earnings. However, I like the company’s brands and the new CEO’s approach. As such, this is another FTSE 250 share I think could be a good long-term investment for me. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

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Rugby World Competitions

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Philippines: Candlelit service for Davao night market bomb victims

first_img Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Philippines: Candlelit service for Davao night market bomb victims Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Anglican Communion Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Jonathan Casimina of Davao in the Philippines has led a candlelit memorial service at the site of last week’s terrorist attack at the Roxas Night Market. Some 14 people were killed and about 70 injured when two improvised explosive devices were detonated as people enjoyed the city’s vibrant night life. The market is home to street stalls and cafes selling a range of merchandise and food and is a popular destination on the island.Full article. Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Tags 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 9, 2016 last_img read more

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How Thanksgiving tells a story of America’s pluralism

first_img Please enter your comment! Thanksgiving 2019By Matthew Dennis, University of OregonThanksgiving has remained America’s most treasured celebration: it combines tradition and invention, an appeal to the past and to the future, ancestor worship as well as acceptance of diversity.Thanksgiving does not exclude non-Christians or even nonbelievers. Thanksgiving is the time when Americans in the largest numbers reach out to the least fortunate in their communities through voluntary action and charitable contributions.However, as Americans gather this year, deep divisions have emerged even within families.Can Thanksgiving retain its favored status?As a historian of colonial America and scholar of American public holidays, I’ve long worked to separate history from myth and fact from fiction, and to help tell the stories of diverse Americans.Here is why this history matters even more today.Myth and fictionIt is true that the early history of Thanksgiving has long raised some troubling questions.The patron saints of the day – the famous Pilgrims – were the ones who in 1620 colonized Plymouth in New England, the ancient homeland of a Native people, who would be displaced by migrating multitudes of Europeans and white Americans. Consequently, some Native activists have used the occasion of Thanksgiving to voice their protests.Such demonstrations are not without merit. Later Puritan colonists did, on at least one occasion, observe a Thanksgiving to commemorate their military victory over their Indian foes – a triumph in 1637 that is now best characterized as a massacre.However, the Plymouth colonists – the Pilgrims, the inventors of Thanksgiving – were not actually involved in that travesty. Indeed, most subsequent New England Thanksgivings were harvest festivals celebrating peace and plenty, not war and devastation.My research shows that Thanksgiving might be that rare historical event in which the history measures up to the legend. In fact, the first Thanksgiving was less about colonialism than it was about acceptance, cooperation, gratitude and generosity.The three-day feast of 1621 included more Indians than Pilgrims, and the event served as a means to affirm a mutual commitment to peace and coexistence.Becoming AmericanThanksgiving, then, is not the best symbol for America’s dark history of colonialism and dispossession – much less apt than, say, the now-obscure Landing Day or Forefathers Day, which male New England societies celebrated in the 19th century to mark their ancestors’ landing on Plymouth Rock in December 1620, or Columbus Day, which hailed a hero more easily construed as a conquistador.Throughout its history, Thanksgiving has remained a multicultural affair, representing America as a melting pot.Waves of immigrants – who could easily see themselves as pilgrims fleeing Old World affliction and embracing New World freedom and opportunities – adopted and adapted Thanksgiving to affirm their American-ness.Officials in New York City provided turkey dinners for immigrants at Ellis Island, and the public school system used the Pilgrims and their feast as a model for teaching Americanism to newcomers.Although this “assimilationist” curriculum could be heavy-handed, as one culture was imposed on another, Thanksgiving was amenable to the immigrants’ hyphenated status (Irish-American, Italian-American, Chinese-American and so forth) and did not necessarily require that they denounce their ethnic or religious heritage in order to become fully American.The Thanksgiving feastWe can see this Americanizing process in a short story by writer, Pearl Kazin, “We Gather Together,” that appeared originally in The New Yorker magazine in 1955.The narrator is a second-generation Jewish schoolgirl at Brooklyn’s PS 125, who reflects on the intense lessons that dominate the school days beginning in October about Thanksgiving and Pilgrims.What is the significance of the Thanksgiving turkey?Ruocaled, CC BYAlthough they seem exotic, she is fascinated and hopes for a Thanksgiving feast of her own. But her immigrant mother is skeptical and uncooperative. “Why can’t we have turkey for Thanksgiving like everybody else?” the girl asks.“Who’s everybody?” My mother would say, without taking her eyes from the sewing machine. “The Feins eat turkey Thanksgiving? Doris Levine’s mother goes on the subway to buy a turkey God knows where Thanksgiving?” … “We don’t have enough our own holidays for you? Eh, who knows even where to buy a turkey, how much it costs … . Headaches she has to give me with her turkey yet.”The girl is only able to dream of a grand Thanksgiving with a turkey on the table and her entire extended family gathered around.But if this schoolgirl was disappointed, subsequent Jewish-American families and other newcomers would not be, as they celebrated “traditional” Thanksgivings that fused diverse ethnic or religious rituals with American ones and accessorized their centerpiece turkeys with imported new foods from distant homelands – rice and beans, plantains, “arroz con dulce,” (candied coconut rice) stuffed “derma,” (stuffed sausage) and other treats.Elizabeth Stern, another early 20th-century Jewish immigrant from Russia, remembered in her 1917 memoir (My Mother and I) how her family began to celebrate Thanksgiving.As the day approached, her father brought home a turkey – not the traditional fowl of the Jews – which her mother assessed with interest as bigger than a duck or chicken! They put out a white tablecloth, “as if it were a holy day,” and recited tales from the Talmud.Afterward, Elizabeth explained the meaning of Thanksgiving, which she had learned in school, while her approving mother cautioned,“One must not give thanks only on one day and for one bird!”Put simply: Thanksgiving has long been an invitation to become an American, a method of “do-it-yourself Americanization.”Shaping a pluralist nationThe fictional Nathan Zuckerman, Philip Roth’s Jewish-American narrator in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral (1997), explained the day as a grand national, pluralistic, inclusive act that brought people together“on the neutral, dereligionized ground of Thanksgiving, when everybody gets to eat the same thing, nobody sneaking off to eat funny stuff —- no kugel, no gefilte fish, no bitter herbs, just one colossal turkey for two hundred and fifty million people —– one colossal turkey feeds all.”Zuckerman here celebrated the daylong “moratorium on funny foods and funny ways and religious exclusivity” and hailed the occasion when “everyone in New Jersey and elsewhere can be more passive about their irrationalities than they are the rest of the year.”A day when Americans suspended “all the grievances and resentments” and set a freeze in place “for everyone in America who is suspicious of everyone else. It is the American pastoral par excellence.”At a moment when the country seems particularly divided and the world seems more dangerous, Zuckerman’s pronouncements about unity, generosity and faith in each other provide some hope. I believe they accurately reflect Thanksgiving’s dynamic history, from 1621 to the present.As Americans collectively shape the meaning of the occasion, they mold the meaning of America itself as a plural nation. They declare their national identity simply by gathering privately and eating turkey.Lessons in ThanksgivingThis November 24, we might express hope through an updated version of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, delivered originally on March 4, 1865, just before the end of the Civil War. Lincoln emphasized both a firm commitment to American principles and to national reconciliation.He urged Americans to “bind up the nation’s wounds,” with “malice toward none,” but “with charity for all,” and “firmness” in an ongoing commitment to justice.Thanksgiving is a great American paradox. But it is the apparent contradictions that have been critical to its enduring appeal, success, and value. It also continues to offer appropriate lessons for principled lessons.Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article first published on November 25, 2015.Matthew Dennis is a Professor of History and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Glass House Mountains House / Bark Design Architects

first_img Year:  Landform, Pat Atkin Glass House Mountains House / Bark Design Architects 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/497380/glass-house-mountains-house-bark-design-architects Clipboard photographs:  Christopher Frederick JonesPhotographs:  Christopher Frederick Jones Builder: Proyect Team:Stephen Guthrie, Lindy Atkin, Chris Kolka, Sam Cunningham, Rebecca Berris, Sarah McMahon, David Teeland, Phil TillotsonStructural Engineer:Rod Bligh, Bligh TannerArchitects In Charge:Stephen Guthrie, Lindy AtkinCity:MalenyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & Windows Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesDesigned for expatriate Australian clients in international banking working in Bucharest, Romania, the ‘Glass House Mountain House’ in Maleny celebrates its site, perched on the edge of the remnant rim of the Glass House range, as well as the essence of its place – ‘sky and mountains’. Translated into a place of ‘glass and stone’ inextricably connected to its landscape it has qualities of being anchored, robust and earthbound as well as being transparent, light and floating.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanMemorable to the experience is the ‘sanctuary’ of the courtyard space, whose edges are defined by ambiguous indoor outdoor thresholds of the transparent internal spaces, sitting between the refuge of a monumental basalt ‘Garden Wall’ and the broader natural volcanic landscape. Engaging with existing topography, orientation, views and vegetation, the house balances economy and fine craft.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesIt celebrates economical finishes, directness, authenticity, natural, textured and unadorned surfaces which are embroidered with highly crafted timber elements and pieces. Surfaces, finishes and details exhibit the Japanese concept of wabi sabi – the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete, allowed to weather and evolve with time.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesSustainability starts with natural cooling and lighting, harnessing available breezes and winter sun, using locally sourced hardwood, plantation grown plywood cladding and lining, recycled Blackbutt timber floors, local quarry rock, and endemic garden species.Establishing habitation on this site has been guided by the key principles of:Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones-‘Anchoring’ a man made courtyard sanctuary between the refuge of a monumental ‘Garden Wall’ and the broader natural volcanic landscape. Quail Construction, Nathan Quail CopyHouses•Maleny, Australia “COPY” Year:  Houses 2013center_img Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones+ 29 Share Photographs Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones-‘Mapping’ particular mountain vistas into and through, transparent internal spaces, lacing the internal spatial zones of the house around the edges of a made landscape, a private courtyard to shelter from weather and road whilst capturing Northern aspect for winter sun. -Translate the site experience of ‘sky and mountains’ into a place of ‘glass and stone’ inextricably connected to its landscape. Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones-Qualities of being anchored, robust and earthbound as well as transparent, lite and floating. Save this picture!Section B-Surfaces, finishes and details exhibit the Japanese idea of wabi sabi as a manifestation of a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete which are allowed to weather and evolve with time. 
Public amenity includes a larger landscape buffer and setback with preservation of shade trees to the street, maintenance of the public view through parts of the building and site, and from the valley below, the buildings form and bulk on the escarpment appears recessive and non reflective rather than dominant to the landscape of the ridge. Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesRequirements of the functional brief are separated into distinct spatial zones and the feeling of pavilions connected around the edges of the main outdoor courtyard space creates a loosely connected resort or village feel of a mountain lodge typology.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesEssential to making Place is the contribution of the landscape architecture, and the fine craft embued Gabion stone wall, which evolved into a personally placed landscape art element by the stone mason, and the crafted timber joinery elements and the craft of the artist of the fabric screen piece.Balancing elements of economy and fine craft, largely the house exhibits economical finishes, a certain directness, authenticity, natural, textured and unadorned surfaces which are then embroidered with some key highly crafted timber elements and pieces.Project gallerySee allShow lessAmerican Standard / SPACESelected ProjectsFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected Projects Share Glass House Mountains House / Bark Design ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGlass House Mountains House / Bark Design Architects Projects ArchDaily Architects: Bark Design Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Landscape Architect: Australia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/497380/glass-house-mountains-house-bark-design-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBark Design ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalenyHousesAustraliaPublished on April 18, 2014Cite: “Glass House Mountains House / Bark Design Architects” 18 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?澳大利亚阳光海岸的玻璃屋 / Bark Design Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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A million Venezuelans affirm support for revolution

first_imgMasses fill streets in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, Democracy Day.“The people’s love for Chávez continues.”This is not a quote from a worker in Caracas. Nor from a revolutionary anti-imperialist fighter. This is the title of a New York Times opinion video dated Jan. 23. Whether it was laced with cynicism and full of sarcasm or not, it is the absolute truth.No other conclusion could be made by either the friends or the enemies of the Bolivarian Revolution as the streets of Venezuela filled with over a million people on Jan. 23. It was indeed a good day for those around the world who struggle to break from U.S. imperialism.In a resounding show of support for President Hugo Chávez, Vice President Nicolas Maduro and the revolutionary process sweeping Venezuela, the masses of the country poured into the streets in record numbers under the slogan, “The people will never be betrayed again,” to commemorate Jan. 23, known as Democracy Day.It is a historic day for Venezuela. On Jan. 23, 1958, a military and civil movement overthrew the brutal and repressive dictatorship of Marcos Jimenez.The date has historically been celebrated with many events in Venezuela. But after the wealthy right wing called for a march on Jan. 23, the date took on greater significance. The wealthy called for the march to “reject the unconstitutional measures” of the government. This is part of their many efforts to destabilize and sabotage the Chávez government and to roll back the revolutionary gains of the Bolivarian movement. They have been emboldened since Chávez has been in Cuba, recovering from cancer surgery.According to Venezuelaanalysis.org, the major left party, known as the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and other popular sectors organized for the march. The right wing then cancelled its main march; a mere 6,000 turned out in the wealthy Caracas neighborhood of Miranda Park, where they felt most comfortable.In Mérida, with a population of only 300,000, a large pro-government march was held on Jan. 23, the second one that week. Earlier, 4,000 people had demonstrated to defend Cuba after right-wing students burned a Cuban flag and an effigy of Fidel Castro.The demonstration in Caracas gathered in three main points around the city and marched to a neighborhood that is itself rich with a history of struggle, aptly named January 23.This writer had the good fortune to visit the neighborhood in a solidarity delegation from the U.S. in 2005. Community leaders and activists told our delegation of the long history of revolutionary struggle in that neighborhood. Pictures of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and of course Hugo Chávez filled the walls, many faded from years in the Venezuelan sun.Contingents marching this year included those organized by unions. One of their leaders, Francisco Torrealba, stated that his organization had mobilized 35,000 workers in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution. The Bolivarian militia and the social missions that organize for the people’s well-being also met at various points and marched.Social media organized a “chain marathon” to report on the marches happening throughout the country.The main chant throughout the day, which was also picked up in events held in the U.S., was “Todos somos Chávez” (“We are all Chávez”).Significance of Jan. 23At the end of the historic march, Venezuelan leaders spoke on the significance of January 23. Journalist Jose Vicente Rangel declared, “We have to be clear that 23 January is a symbol of a people who don’t give up.”When Vice President Maduro took his turn to speak, the people chanted, “With Chávez and Maduro the people are secure.” Maduro spoke of the significance of a people who have woken up after being “tired of torture, disappearances, misery, lack of education, unemployment, and a state that was called democratic but only had that name because the Venezuelan bourgeoisie called it that.”The gains the people have made under Hugo Chávez are why the Bolivarian Revolution is secure today. The masses have had a taste of what is possible when a government has the political will to defend the interests of the workers over the interests of finance capital.Oil in Venezuela is now at the “service of the Venezuelan people,” as Chávez and Maduro have stated. That fact puts fear in the hearts of both the oil companies and the Venezuelan wealthy.The movement in Venezuela has a long road ahead of it. U.S. imperialism will not resign itself to accepting the Bolivarian Revolution. The people in Venezuela and around the world must remain vigilant to strengthen and defend the revolutionary process there.In a Jan. 22 interview with Venezuela­analysis.com, Maduro said, “There is one thing the right can never understand. We say dig into the ground to defend independence. The right says drop to your knees on the ground when you see a gringo. There is a big difference between saying drop to your knees before the U.S. Empire and saying dig into the ground to defend independence.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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An all-too-familiar occurrence

first_imgBreonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician in Louisville, Ky., was killed by eight police bullets as she lay in her bed at 1 a.m. on March 13.Breonna TaylorThis tragic incident is an all-too-familiar event. Another young Black person has died at the hands of the shoot-first, ask-questions-later police.The police excuse for this horrific execution was that they had a warrant to search for drugs at Taylor’s home. It turned out that a different house had already been raided and an arrest made on the same warrant just hours earlier.Taylor’s partner, Kenneth Walker, who is also Black and is registered to carry a weapon, fired his gun at the people forcing their way into the house — who turned out to be two detectives and one police officer. Walker also called 911 before the police indiscriminately fired into the bedroom and killed Taylor.Defying logic, Walker has been arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer and first-degree assault, while the three officers involved in killing Taylor have been put on “administrative leave” pending further investigation. No one should be shocked if these white officers are not fired or even charged with the murder of an unarmed Black woman.Benjamin Crump — who served as lawyer for the family of murdered teenager Trayvon Martin — filed a wrongful death lawsuit on April 27 on behalf of Breonna Taylor’s family. It states that the police never announced themselves before invading the house and adds, “The actions of the defendant officers were made in bad faith, were performed with a corrupt motive, were outside the scope of the defendants’ authority, were executed willfully and with the intent to harm, and were in violation of Breonna’s constitutional and statutory rights.”The lawsuit explains: “The defendants then proceeded to spray gunfire into the residence with a total disregard for the value of human life. Any defensive force used against the defendants was due to their forcible and unlawful entry into Breonna’s home.” (CNN, May 13)The heinous murder of Breonna Taylor is not an isolated incident. It comes after the February murder by two neofascists of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging in Brunswick, Ga. Besides both being African Americans, both Taylor and Arbery died at the hands of racist terrorists, legal and extralegal, in and out of uniform. White supremacy, but in different forms. Both of these killings illustrate vividly the protest chant: “Cops and the Klan go hand-in-hand.”It took Georgia police two months to arrest the father and son who killed Arbery. That only happened because his killing was captured on video, igniting outrage on social media and in the streets. Arbery attempted to defend himself, but had no protection. Walker attempted to defend his home with his weapon. Both Arbery and Walker had the right to defend themselves by any means necessary.Breonna Taylor was an EMT who worked at two hospitals. She was one of the millions of heroic essential workers on the front line attempting to save lives during this horrific pandemic. Now her young life has been cut short, not by COVID-19 but by police terrorism. All charges should be dropped immediately against her partner, Kenneth Walker.Pandemic or no pandemic, her death and Arbery’s show that as long as the capitalist system exists, the struggle for Black Lives Matter will not go away; it will not be silenced.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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A journalist working for the newspaper Al-Thawra threatened with being killed

first_img May 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A journalist working for the newspaper Al-Thawra threatened with being killed Organisation News RSF_en center_img Help by sharing this information Riyad Shamsan, a journalist working for the newspaper Al-Thawra, was threatened with being killed. last_img

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Protest planned over fishing rights on Gweebarra River

first_img Google+ Protest planned over fishing rights on Gweebarra River AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – December 17, 2018 center_img A protest is to take place on the Gweebarra River on January 1st calling for a resolution to the ongoing dispute between the Federation of Irish Salmon and Sea Trout Anglers and Inland Fisheries Ireland over fishing rights on the river.The dispute has been ongoing for 12 years, with the federation’s National Secretary saying the energy and money being spent on the ongoing dispute would be better used improving the angling tourism sector.Noel Carr was speaking on the Nine til Noon Show:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/noelcarr.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleAll the W’s together as Robbie Williams becomes WW ambassadorNext articleCalls for urgent staff recruitment at Ramelton Community Hospital News Highland Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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