BHP Billiton denies Potash break-up talk

first_imgMonday 30 August 2010 9:24 pm 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.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL KCS-content BHP Billiton denies Potash break-up talk MINER BHP Billiton insisted yesterday it has no plans to sell off parts of Canadian fertiliser firm Potash, after an errant analyst note sparked a scramble for Potash’s smaller divisions. The mining giant was forced to restate its ambitions after Canadian agriculture firm Agrium told the press it was keen to buy Potash’s phosphate and nitrogen operations. The mining group said last night of its $40bn (£26bn) hostile bid: “At this stage BHP Billiton has no plans to sell any Potash Corp assets. Our offer is for the whole company, including the phosphate and nitrogen businesses.”Mark Gulley, an analyst at Soleil Securities in New York, released a note following conference call with BHP chief commercial officer Alberto Calderon on Thursday, claiming the company said it is considering offloading Potash’s nitrogen and phosphates arms. Potential buyers were quick to voice their enthusiasm. Agrium’s chief executive Mike Wilson said yesterday: “We are a global company that produce 8m metric tonnes of nitrogen, phosphate and potash and markets 16m so any assets that came on the market that fits with us we would certainly look at.”A source close to the company said the analyst had misquoted Calderon. Other notes after the conference call did not mention the remarks. Gulley was unavailable for comment. BHP added last night that its financing is strong enough to withstand the cost of the entire company, after some analysts said the firm will need to raise cash if it increases its bid. “Our financing is not dependent on asset sales and we do not require divestments to maintain balance sheet strength,” a spokesman said. whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Gambling Commission suspends charity lottery operator Capen’s licence

first_imgRegulation Gambling Commission suspends charity lottery operator Capen’s licence “The review follows concerns that activities may have been carried out contrary to the Gambling Act, not in accordance with a condition of their licence and that the licensee may be unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities,” the regulator explained. Tags: Gambling Commission It was founded by Simon Rydings, who serves as its chief executive, and it specialises in raffle-type draws with smaller prizes. According to the marketing messaging for The Little Lottery, 23% of funds from this brand go to good causes. Genesis Global and Matchbook later had their suspensions lifted. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Compliance Licensing Regulation Online lotterycenter_img The British Gambling Commission has suspended the operating and software licences of charitable lottery operator Capen conducts a review into the business. Email Address Capen – which operates The Little Lottery, The Sports Lotto and Zaffo, as well as the defunct Lottery For Kids – received its operating licence in 2014 and obtained a software licence in 2017.  The Commission has suspended a number of other licences this year, including igaming operator Stakers, as well as betting exchange Matchbook, online gaming operator Genesis Global and lottery betting operator Multi-Media Entertainment Ltd. 8th December 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The review is undertaken under section 116 of the Gambling Act, which states the Commission may carry out such an investigation if it has reason to believe an operator is breaking conditions of its licence.last_img read more

Have £3k to invest in an ISA? 3 cheap UK shares I’d buy for explosive profits growth

first_imgHave £3k to invest in an ISA? 3 cheap UK shares I’d buy for explosive profits growth There’s a world of opportunity for UK share investors to exploit today. With Covid-19 tensions continuing to limit buyer appetite, there are stacks of top stocks being overlooked by market-makers. As a consequence, you and I have a chance to nip in and load our stocks portfolios with brilliant bargains.It’s true the global economy faces significant challenges in the short-to-medium term. There are still plenty of quality UK shares expected to deliver spectacular earnings growth in this period however.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…3 top UK sharesThe following three UK shares are all expected to enjoy spectacular earnings growth. And, at current prices, I reckon they look too cheap to miss:Clipper Logistics is a UK share I’ve already invested in on account of the key role it plays in the booming e-commerce sector. Its share price has rocketed since I bought in August, but it still remains ultra cheap. Today, Clipper trades on an ultra-low forward PEG ratio of 0.9, as brokers expect annual earnings to rise 29% in this fiscal period. This logistics provider is no flash in the pan though, with analysts reckoning online shopping volumes will continue surging. I plan to hold this particular UK share for many years to come.Investing in Japanese gaming house Konami Holdings Corporation is another great way to try and get rich over the coming decade. Gaming is the about to overtake television as the world’s fastest-growing entertainment sector. And beloved titles such as Pro Evolution Soccer and Metal Gear Solid will allow Konami to ride this trend to its fullest. City analysts reckon earnings will rocket 31% in this fiscal year. And this leaves Konami dealing on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.8.Value hunters need to pay gold producer Centamin some serious attention too. As well as also boasting a rock-bottom forward PEG ratio of below 1 — built on predictions that annual earnings will soar 75% in 2020 — this UK share carries a massive 6% dividend yield. Gold prices have stepped back recently on healthy profit booking and a rising dollar. But the eternal safe-haven asset is likely to rebound strongly, due to significant macroeconomic uncertainty and inflationary fears spurred by ongoing central bank money printing. Analysts at Citi, for example, reckon bullion prices will soar from $1,900 per ounce today to average $2,275 in 2021. And they believe gold will rocket to record highs of around $2,400 per ounce in the next six to 12 months.Making a fortune with some Foolish adviceSo what are you waiting for? I think all three of these UK shares would look good in any stocks portfolio. And the 2020 stock market crash has left many more top-quality shares looking too cheap to miss. By browsing The Motley Fool’s huge library of exclusive (and totally free!) reports, you can unearth some of these value heroes. So do some research and get investing today. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images 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. See all posts by Royston Wild Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 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. Royston Wild owns shares of Clipper Logistics. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Clipper Logistics. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Royston Wild | Saturday, 17th October, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Chief executive appointed to archbishop of Canterbury’s Anglican Communion Fund

first_img 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion, Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion Fund, an initiative of the archbishop of Canterbury to support churches and provinces around the Anglican Communion as well as the archbishop of Canterbury’s international ministry, has appointed a chief executive. Safiya Nyirongo, who has a background in international development and social enterprise, including with the international aid agency Oxfam, will take up her role on April 3.Read the entire article here.center_img 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 Chief executive appointed to archbishop of Canterbury’s Anglican Communion Fund Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Archbishop of Canterbury Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Tampa, FL Posted Mar 5, 2018 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID last_img read more

Building M / I.R.A.

first_imgPhotographs:  Nobuaki Nakagawa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” Building M / I.R.A. Architects: International Royal Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Structual Engineer:TOK-TEC Architect’s OfficeFacility Management:EOS plusCity:HiratsukaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. Shops and multiple dwelling house built near the coast A pharmacy on the first floor, a maisonette house on the basement floor and 2nd floor and 3rd floor. Each floor supported by seven thin columns on the outer circumference, the beam was made into a truss structure and Space without column. Plan to respond to free renovation in the future.Save this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaThe inclined ceiling formed by the truss beam leads the daylighting from the high window securing privacy to the inside, Moreover, its gradient ceiling surface appears outside, aims to create a facade that has depth and to become a symbol of an impressive city.Save this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaProject gallerySee allShow lessMin Tu Won School / Orbe Architecture + Estudio Cavernas + INDA + W.E. Wattanachote …Selected ProjectsBRIC Art Space / maison hSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Nobuaki Nakagawa+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyHouses, Pharmacy•Hiratsuka, Japan Building M / I.R.A.Save this projectSaveBuilding M / I.R.A. General Contractor: Year:  Area:  387 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: Aica, Morita Aluminium Industry, avelco, e-kenzai CopyAbout this officeI.R.A.OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCommercial ArchitectureRetailPharmacyHiratsukaJapanPublished on March 27, 2018Cite: “Building M / I.R.A.” 26 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?神奈川 M 之宅 / I.R.A.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 stream Lead Architects: 2014 Daido Kogyo Co.Ltd. Japan Projects Kasegai Akinori, Tsunakawa Daisuke Photographslast_img read more

House of Multiple Courts / Sameep Padora & Associates

first_img “COPY” CopyHouses•India Houses Structural Consultant: Design Team:Subham Pani, Nikita Khatwani, Aparna DhareshwarInterior Design & Styling:Tarun Tahiliani HomesCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ahilia HomesRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The House of Multiple Courts at Nachinola  is located in a settlement within the midst of a serene littoral landscape adjacent to lush paddy fields. The house is built with solid load bearing laterite stone blocks that form three sides of the house with a laterite and wooden colonnade on the fourth wall facing the north with views to the river.  The sold laterite stone block walls manifesting as simple opaque walls, porous screens and structural corbels depending upon the program they enclose.Save this picture!© Ahilia HomesSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ahilia HomesThe interior programs of the house pivot around a series of courts the first of which is an entrance designed through the water court designed around a restored existing well found on site. The sequence of courtyard experience are scaled to respond to varying degrees of common & private programs. An open to sky central courtyard ties the whole house leading to programs of the living room, dining space eventually to the pool overlooking the riverine landscape.Save this picture!© Ahilia HomesThe bedrooms open into smaller, more intimate courtyards with their roofs modulated to cascade rainwater into these landscaped courts. The architecture of the house at Nachinola is hence a device for framing the horizontal scale of the riverine landscape beyond and conversely captures a scaled version of the landscape within the house.Save this picture!© Ahilia HomesProject gallerySee allShow lessCamping Service Center in Louna / Atelier Li XinggangSelected ProjectsContainer Campus of Jiangxinzhou Middle School / ADINJUSelected Projects Share Photographs MEPtek consultants MEP Consultant: Projects Year:  Architects: Sameep Padora & Associates Area Area of this architecture project House of Multiple Courts / Sameep Padora & AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse of Multiple Courts / Sameep Padora & Associates Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSameep Padora & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBrick HousesIndiaPublished on July 15, 2020Cite: “House of Multiple Courts / Sameep Padora & Associates” 14 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?印度多院落住宅 / Sameep Padora & Associates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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily 2019 Manufacturers: Accoya, AutoDesk, AGC, Tata Steel, Robert McNeel & Associates, Ultratech Rajeev Shah Photographs:  Ahilia Homes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Ahilia Homes+ 27Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House of Multiple Courts / Sameep Padora & Associates Indialast_img read more

Boston rally supports immigrants

first_imgMahtowin MunroHundreds rallied at the Massachusetts State House on Sept. 16 to protest President Trump’s decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) policy for young immigrants known as “Dreamers.”Mahtowin Munro of the United American Indians of New England opened up the rally by reminding the protesters that they were standing on Indigenous land, stolen by racist settlers who imposed false borders. “We will defend the 11 million undocumented workers here and together beat back the attacks by Trump and all the settlers,” she said.Other speakers included Andre François, president of the Boston School Bus Drivers, Steelworkers Local 8751, who represent 1,200 drivers and monitors. Some 900 are Haitians or Haitian Americans. Many of these workers have Temporary Protected Status. François said the union is demanding their immigration status be made permanent.Members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, Boston University Medical School students, and Dreamers from all over the state then made up an ebullient crowd that marched through the busy downtown shopping area. Chants like “No hatred! No fear! Immigrants are welcome here!” seemed to uplift the shoppers, workers and families. Many stopped to cheer, join in chants, raise fists, and film and photograph the demonstration.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Coast to coast U.S. protests demand: “U.S. out of Iraq! No war or sanctions on Iran!”

first_imgMillions across Iran mourn General Qassem Soleimani. Here, a million in Tehran on Jan. 6.Philadelphia, Jan. 4.PhiladelphiaBuffaloSyracuseNew York City In Boston, marchers chant, ‘The people united will never be defeated!’1234567


Just days into the new year and a new decade, on Jan. 4, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in 80 cities across 38 states to demand U.S. out of Iraq and no war or sanctions on Iran. Many activists described the massive turnout as the largest anti-war protests since 2003.The widespread emergency protests were based on only three days of urgent social media blasts by the Answer Coalition, Black Alliance for Peace, Code Pink, Workers World Party, IFCO/ Pastors for Peace, International Action Center (IAC), Popular Resistance, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), U.S. Peace Council, Veterans for Peace and World Beyond War. Joining in were many other social justice and left organizations, including Black Lives Matter, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), U.S. Labor Against the War USLAW), and United for Peace and Justice. The collective actions from diverse organizations brought people into the streets to oppose the criminal assassination by the U.S. on Jan. 3 of General Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, leader of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units.In its call for protests, Popular Resistance stated: “The United States has been conducting a ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran, but these assassinations are a new level of recklessness and lawlessness.” Coast-to-coast protests from Fayetteville, Ark., to Portland, Maine, ranged from small picket lines to turnouts of thousands demonstrating in major cities. All actions were on Jan. 4, unless otherwise noted.People in U.S. chant: ‘No war on Iran!’Hundreds rallied at Park Street Station in downtown Boston in a militant rally to denounce U.S. imperialism’s murderous assassinations and the escalating criminal war waged by Big Oil, the Pentagon and Wall Street against Gulf region nations resisting military aggression and occupation in defence of their national sovereignty.In Boston, marchers chant, ‘The people united will never be defeated!’The rally reflected a growing movement of anti-war and progressive organizations, including Answer, the Committee for Peace and Human Rights (which has held a weekly anti-war vigil since the first Gulf War), DSA, IAC, Mass Peace Action, the National Iranian Advocacy Council, Team Solidarity of United Steelworkers Local 8751– the Boston School Bus Drivers, UNAC, Vets for Peace, WWP, and Bernie supporters and student groups, all uniting around the demand: “Stop the bombing, stop the war, bring the troops home now! The rally ended with a multinational, multigendered youth-led march, with the Vets for Peace delegation close behind. Taking to city streets, they received overwhelming support from passersby, many joining in to express their shared outrage at Trump’s war escalation. Chants of “Occupation is a crime, from Iraq to Palestine!” and “Money for Jobs and Education, Not for War and Occupation!” drew a connection between U.S. wars abroad and the deepening war on poor and working-class people in the U.S. In New York City, hundreds rallied in Times Square in fierce opposition to the U.S. escalation of war against Iran. They marched to Herald Square, chanting for the U.S. to get out of the Middle East, Latin America and Africa and end its coups and sanctions. One sign noted the murderous campaign the U.S. has waged against Iraq since the first Gulf War in 1990: “U.S. killed over one million Iraqis! No more murdering for Wall Street.” New York CityProtesters denounced the assassination of Soleimani by drone strike at Baghdad International Airport as an act of war and violation of international law and Iraqi sovereignty. The action was supported by many antiwar and social justice groups, including Answer, Black Alliance for Peace, Code Pink, IAC, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, the Peace Council, The People’s Forum, UNAC, Vets for Peace and WWP.Chanting “Iran is not our enemy, war is not the answer,” more than 125 people rallied in freezing rain and snow in Syracuse, N.Y. Speakers raised that the military-industrial corporations, like Lockheed Martin in central New York, reap billions profiting from war, when the cost of one Predator Drone could pay for 10 affordable housing units. Ed Kinane, of Upstate Ground the Drones, said assassin drones, similar to that used to kill Soleimani, are piloted out of Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport by New York National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing.An Iranian-American activist told WW: “I am used to these episodes of rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. This has been the reality of U.S.-Iran relations for decades, and although it hurts, it became ‘normal.’ This time, it feels like almost overnight I woke up and there is a war, but the truth is that we had been at war this whole time.” A young Iranian woman, who works with the local refugee community, emphasized the suffering inflicted by war and said, “We are here to protest U.S. war crimes!” Organizations calling the regional protest included CNY Solidarity Coalition, DSA-Syracuse, Geneva PSL, Geneva Women’s Assembly, the Green Party of Onondaga County, Syracuse Peace Council, and Vets for Peace CNY Chapter. Anti-war activists in Buffalo, N.Y., gathered for a demonstration that stretched for a full city block. Organized by the Western New York Peace Center, with IAC-Buffalo participating, it denounced U.S. aggression toward Iran and opposed U.S. occupation of the Middle East.Over 700 people turned out for a rally and spirited march in Philadelphia, receiving broad support from passersby. “U.S. imperialists — the real terrorists” was a popular chant during a long march through Center City. Participants included older activists from the decades-long anti-war movement, with a majority of younger and more diverse activists from protests against police brutality and white supremacy, for im/migrant rights, climate justice, in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal and for LGBTQ+ rights.PhiladelphiaMost younger speakers, having grown up under the U.S. state of endless wars, represented a growing class consciousness about the need for anti-racist, international, working-class solidarity. Ted Kelly, representing WWP, opened the rally, affirming: “We are rising up to say, ‘No War for Oil, No War in the Middle East and No to U.S. imperialism!’” Kelly referred to a Prison Radio commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal on the devastating impact of the U.S. actions. Abu-Jamal stated: “The U.S. assassination of Soleimani isn’t an end — it’s the beginning of things to come.”Anh Nguyen, with Philly SocFem, raised the impact of U.S. weapons of mass destruction, chemical warfare and targeted attacks on the people of Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and more. Nguyen’s Vietnamese immigrant parents were children scarred by the U.S. war in Vietnam.Deandra Price and Anthony Smith with Philly REAL Justice compared racist police occupation of U.S. communities of color to U.S. military occupations abroad. Other speakers included Bessam Idani of Socialist Alternative, Dr. Asad Sadiq with Shia Association of North America and Mexican immigrant activist Carmen Guerrero, who spoke about the historic U.S. theft of Mexican land. Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture of Black Alliance for Peace called for an end to Africom, the U.S. military presence in Africa.A diverse crowd of over 100 people gathered at Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh to join in denouncing the assassinations of Soleimani and Al-Muhandis as acts of war and war crimes. A counterprotester infiltrating the rally was immediately surrounded and expelled to chants of “Nazis out!”Several hundred rallied at the state capitol building in Raleigh, N.C., saying, “No War on Iran.” Organizers from the Piedmont N.C. Chapter of DSA convened the rally, with speakers and participants from Black Workers for Justice, the Durham Workers’ Assembly, the Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia (MERI), Muslims for Social Justice and Vets for Peace. All were united in demanding “U.S. out of the Middle East,” an end to sanctions, and the need for an international anti-imperialist movement.About 150 people rallied in Atlanta against the threat of another endless U.S. war for profit. The gathering at the Little 5 Points shopping district was much bigger than organizers expected. Passing drivers lent a steady sign of approval by honking their horns. The majority of protesters were youth, including a soldier from Savannah and others who came from outside the Atlanta metro area with their own hand-made messages. For two hours the crowd chanted, billboarded the street and applauded speakers denouncing the recent U.S. attack. The Atlanta IAC brought its big green banner: “No threats! No sanctions! No war on Iran!” Local chapters of Answer, DSA, the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, and Refuse Fascism also brought banners and signs to line the street.Over 100 people turned out in Cleveland to say, “U.S.! Hands off Iran, Syria and Iraq!” The local call was initiated by Cleveland Peace Action and Code Pink. Speakers included Swetha Kareti of PSL-NEOH, Elias Khawam with CSU Middle East and North Africa-MENA student group, and Martha Grevatt for Workers World Party. Don Bryant of the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network chairedDozens of demonstrators attended the “No war on Iran! U.S. out of Iraq!!” event in Columbus, Ohio, carrying signs and shouting slogans demanding the U.S. military leave the Middle East and cease aggression toward Iran. The event was sponsored by Central Ohio Revolutionary Socialists, Central Ohioans for Peace, Code Pink, Columbus Socialist Alternative, Columbus DSA, Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio and YDSA Ohio State. Members of PSL, WWP, Ohio for Bernie and U.S. Congressional candidate Morgan Harper also attended. Over 100 anti-war demonstrators gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, near the state capital building on Jan. 5. Despite the distance between Iowa and Iran, many Iowans are outraged by the U.S. assassination of Soleimani, the escalation of U.S. military aggression and the increase of U.S. troops in the region — all of which point to another disatrous imperialist war. Organized by Central Iowa DSA, the march called for “an end to the new wars, the forever war, and all wars.” Some demonstrators were long-time veterans of the anti-war movement, while for others it was their first time taking part in such an action. They braved cold winds to march over a mile carrying signs with such slogans as “No War But the Class War,” “No More Oil Wars” and “End Endless Wars.” They chanted: “No more blood for oil, U.S. off Iraqi soil” and “Iowa is here to say, No War, No Way.” When protesters reached the I-235 overpass, they walked to the middle and unfurled a giant red banner reading, “No War with Iran.” Around 1,000 people gathered in Denver, the Colorado state capital, and marched the length of downtown in response to the national call. They waved signs and chanted, “No War on Iran” and “No More Endless Wars.” Speakers denounced the U.S. attempts to start a war with Iran and emphasized that Iraqis, Iranians and people in the U.S. are angry and have had enough of U.S. military adventures that have caused great suffering. Two demonstrations were held in Houston on Jan 5 to protest the assassinations and President Trump’s threats to attack Iran. The first protest, called by the Houston Socialist Movement and co-sponsored by PSL and WWP, was held at an intersection where more than 60,000 cars pass through daily. There was constant honking of approval from passing drivers. Dozens of militant speakers, including students, youth and the elderly, rallied the crowd, condemned Soleimani’s murder and demanded imperialist U.S. get out of the Middle East.The later action of over 200 people in a Houston downtown park was sponsored by Black Lives Matter, DSA, Indivisible Houston, Students for Justice in Palestine and SURG-HTX. The protest attracted many Democratic Party people and groups, who made a big push for voter registration. While the participants were definitely opposed to a U.S. war in the Middle East, they espoused solutions that relied on voting and holding politicians accountable. About 50 people gathered in San Antonio, Texas, in front of the Fort Sam Houston military base to protest U.S. military aggression. Most of the crowd was young and multinational. During speeches by many veterans, including younger vets, a woman who had served in the U.S. military torture prison of Abu Ghraib spoke of her pain and guilt at having been there. Shelley Ettinger of WWP emphasized international working-class solidarity in resistance to U.S. imperialism. Speaker Judy Lerma represented her nurses’ union. On Jan. 3, over 300 protesters gathered in Portland, Ore., at the “No War on Iran” rally called by the local DSA. “We need to show strong opposition to the illegal war Trump is trying to launch in Iran,” said key organizer Olivia Katbi Smith. “This is not about democracy or protecting Iraqi, Iranian or American people. This is about money and power.” Smith emphasized the need to organize in workplaces connected to the war machine: “Locally that includes the Boeing facility in Gresham and Leupold & Stevens, a Beaverton-based company that manufactures military equipment.” A speaker from the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party said the U.S. is founded on imperialist and colonialist violence. U.S. expansion is the real root cause of Soleimani’s assassination. Other speakers included Sahar Yarjani Muranovic, president of the Oregon chapter of the National Organization of Women, who was born in Iran; Marwan Ibadi, born in Iraq; and Albert Lee, a congressional candidate. Sarah Schneider, from Never Again Action, a Jewish group which fights fights the persecution and deportation of U.S. im/migrants, said, “We’ve invaded other countries and created a situation that drives refugees over here,” identifying U.S. imperialism and colonialism as responsible.Emily Kollantai from WWP commented, “It gives me hope to see people from across the left making time to speak against the crimes of U.S. imperialism and protest a war the likes of which we’ve seen a dozen times before. It’s important that activists continue to organize events like this.”In the San Francisco Bay Area, chanting “No Sanctions — End the War,” nearly 2,000 people rallied, then marched from San Francisco’s downtown shopping district to U.N. Plaza where a rally was held under the statue of Simon Bolivar. The protest gathered a broad group of organizations, including Answer, the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, BAYAN, DSA and Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism. A statement from the IAC and WWP was delivered by Judy Greenspan during the closing rally.A rally in downtown Seattle drew 400 demonstrators demanding, “No War on Iran. U.S. Out of Iraq and the Middle East!” which was a strong rebuke to Trump’s aggression and terror. Participating organizations were Anakbayan Seattle, Answer, Code Pink, DSA, Seattle Anti-War Coalition, Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee, Veterans for Peace and others.Contributing to this article: Nigel Bouvart, Judy Greenspan, Teresa Gutierrez, Audrey Hoak, Mike Kuhlenbeck, Joshua Link, Dianne Mathiowetz, Jim McMahan, Lyn Neeley, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Jimmy Raynor, Gloria Rubac, Brenda Ryan, Susan Schnur, Maureen Skehan, Viviana Weinstein. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Participants and Leaders Benefit from See for Yourself Program

first_img Participants and Leaders Benefit from See for Yourself Program Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Sep 27, 2012 Previous articleIndiana Fall and Winter Weather Outlook Brings Variety and UncertaintyNext articleSoybean Yields Surprisingly Good in Southern Indiana Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Participants and Leaders Benefit from See for Yourself Program Facebook Twitter SHARE The fifth-annual See for Yourself program provided 10 farmers from around the country with an opportunity to see first-hand some of the many ways soybeans are used. Sponsored by the national soy checkoff – the program gave farmers the chance to tour a number of sites related to the checkoff’s objectives to improve the value of U.S. soy meal and oil; ensure the industry and its customers have the freedom and infrastructure to operate; and meet the needs of U.S. soy customers. Kentucky soybean farmer Jonathan Miller says common sense told him that a board of volunteer farmers would be frugal with their own checkoff dollars – but he had no idea how much research is funded in part with checkoff funds. He says it was great to learn more about how funds are invested to maximize the benefit to soybean farmers.On the first day of the United Soybean Board’s 2012 See for Yourself tour – participants were in St. Louis. They heard about the work of each checkoff program area at USB’s headquarters before touring a barge-loading facility on the Mississippi River. They also met with a soybean researcher to discuss research advancements in soybeans and visited Lambert-St. Louis International Airport – which uses biodiesel in much of its equipment. Then in Mexico – participants got a glimpse of soy use in the U.S. soy industry’s second-biggest international market. The group visited a company that imports more than 600-thousand tons of U.S. soybeans each year, toured two food-production companies that fortify their products with soy and toured two dairy farms that use U.S. soy meal in feed.The USB Audit and Evaluation Committee sponsors the See for Yourself program. Committee Chair Rick Stern – a New Jersey soybean farmer – says the checkoff started the program to give soybean farmers the opportunity to evaluate specific checkoff-funded research and promotional activities – as well as interact with checkoff leadership. He says both sides benefit.Source: NAFB News Service SHARElast_img read more

Police raid newspaper at the end of a week of harassment

first_img November 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police raid newspaper at the end of a week of harassment Organisation RSF_en UgandaAfrica News Receive email alerts March 12, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more News UgandaAfrica Follow the news on Ugandacenter_img Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges News Help by sharing this information Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily News Reporters Without Borders called on the Ugandan government to come to its senses today after a week of police harassment of the independent Daily Monitor newspaper culminating in a spectacular raid on its premises last night, all of which were part of the government’s efforts to neutralise support for imprisoned opposition leader Kizza Besigye.“A night-time police raid on a newspaper and interception of its delivery trucks are despotic reflexes which the Ugandan government should abandon for good,” the press freedom organisation said. “The Daily Monitor has often been targeted by the president and his ministers and it is now time to leave it in peace. Attacking the independent press during times of political unrest just makes things worse.”Led by Commissioner in charge of crime Edison Mbiringi, around 20 armed policemen raided the building housing the Daily Monitor and Radio 93.3 KFM in the Namuwongo industrial district of Kampala shortly after 11 p.m. yesterday, wanting to know who was responsible for posters that had just been put up in various parts of the city by the main opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).The posters appeal for donations to an organisation for the defence of political prisoners named after the FDC’s leader, Besigye, who was immediately arrested on charges of treason and rape when he recently returned from exile.The police thought the newspaper’s staff should know who was responsible since they ran an identical half-page advertisement in their latest issue. Without explaining why, the policemen claimed that the newspaper needed police permission to publish such an announcement and that it had therefore broken the law. The newspaper’s staff disputed this, and the police finally withdrew at around 1 a.m.Shortly thereafter, the newspaper’s delivery trucks were stopped and inspected by police in various parts of the country, especially the west and the north, on the road to Entebbe international airport and in Besigye’s stronghold, the southwestern town of Rukungiri. The police also sealed off the newspaper’s local offices in Rukungiri and Kabale in order to seize copies as they were delivered. In the eastern town of Pallisa, police ordered a Daily Monitor representative not to distribute the newspaper. Distribution finally resumed after the newspaper’s management intervened.The Daily Monitor was previously threatened with closure on 15 November after it carried a report claiming that President Yoweri Museveni originally chose his half-brother, Salim Saleh, as head of the armed forces before changing his mind. The newspaper had to publish a government denial to avoid “other measures” by the authorities. The article’s author, star political journalist Andrew Mwenda, was arrested on 12 August and released on bail three days later because of comments he made in a programme he presents on Radio 93.3 KFM about the death of Sudan’s former rebel leader John Garang in a helicopter crash. He still faces a possible five-year prison sentence on charges of sedition. to go further January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more