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Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgWema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgHome Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Home Afrika Limited (HAFR.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHome Afrika Limited is a property development company which provides quality, sustainable and affordable housing for communities in Kenya and other countries in the East Africa sub-region. These include housing developments in golf estates and services hotel apartments. The company implements housing projects which have a long-term positive impact on society and achieves this through alliance partnerships with government, private sector and development partners. Home Afrika Limited designs, constructs and maintains residential and commercial buildings which comply to a regulatory framework for sustainability and conformity. Home Afrika Limited has implemented a regional expansion plan under the name “Go Country” and “Go Africa” which aims to build approximately 1 million homes under a mass housing programme which spans Africa sub-regions. Home Afrika Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Analysis: Two defining moments from the Premiership semi-finals

first_img Ticket to Twickenham: Dave Ewers celebrates his try against Wasps One was a straightforward win on an artificial surface in dry conditions, the other a harum-scarum humdinger amid pouring rain and a driving wind. The weekend’s pair of Premiership semi-finals looked vastly different.However, there can be little doubt that the final at Twickenham will pit the league’s two best sides against one another. In terms of technical ability, tactical awareness and sheer togetherness, Saracens and Exeter Chiefs have stood out from the chasing pack this season.Both have excellent coaching teams. They are penetrative and slick in attack. In defence, their commitment and cohesion rarely falter. Consistently minuscule error counts suffocate opposition.On Saturday, one moment from each of the Premiership semi-finals crystallised another common quality. The eventual victors share an aptitude and an appetite for unselfish, understated effort – the kind of graft that often goes unnoticed but regularly turns a match. First, Allianz Park.Saracens 0 Leicester Tigers 0, first minute Seven days after overturning Racing 92 to seal a maiden Champions Cup crown, Saracens had to reach into their emotional reserves to rouse themselves once more. Welcoming Leicester Tigers, fired-up and on the back of a fortnight’s rest, they seemed ever-so-slightly sluggish in the early exchanges.Luckily for the hosts, a typically industrious intervention from Mako Vunipola hauled them out of jail. The loosehead prop’s body composition renders him an easy target for lazy, smug wisecracks. His work-rate is immense. He made 18 tackles in Lyon. Consider that if you are thinking about judging a book by its cover and making a cheap gag about Vunipola’s portly appearance in a skin-tight match-shirt.Anyway, note where he starts as Owen Farrell prepares to kick off:In harness with his colleagues in a characteristically coordinated Saracens chase, he reaches the 22 as Mathew Tait takes:Leicester’s full-back breaks left, fly-half Owen Williams moving behind him into centre-field:Tait does make some headway but Duncan Taylor and George Kruis stop him. Mako Vunipola takes up the left guard position, with brother Billy on the right:Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs initially shapes to pass right. Billy Vunipola gestures that way, where Maro Itoje is primed to career off the line:However, Youngs turns on his heel towards his left……finding Williams, who has identified a Saracens short side containing two forwards, including tighthead prop Petrus du Plessis. Tigers have two of their quickest players, Peter Betham and Vereniki Goneva to attack them with:Saracens’ defensive system is direct, based on blitzing ball-carriers. However, Williams has nullified this strength here. Saracens cannot charge off the line because there is too much space to cover. Instead, they must adapt to the situation and use a ‘soft’ drift, conceding ground in order to shepherd Tigers towards the touchline.As Williams transfers to Betham, Mako Vunipola crosses from openside to blindside in order to help what is a threatening situation:Chris Ashton must stay wide in order to monitor Goneva, and Betham outstrips Fraser. Mako Vunipola tracks back:When Richard Wigglesworth and Owen Farrell, covering in the back-field following his kick-off, combine to make the tackle… …and Leicester get very quick ball thanks to the support play of Williams and Youngs, both Vunipola brothers have retreated behind the offside line and are primed to confront the next wave of runners:Recapping Leicester’s break-out from the reverse angle, we can see how early Mako Vunipola identifies the danger. From his original guard position, he circles around the ruck as Youngs locates Williams……tracks across while the ball is moved to Betham……and sprints in pursuit of Betham alongside sibling Billy:Besides simple hard yakka to scramble back, there is anticipation and understanding on show here. The Vunipolas do not gravitate towards the breakdown. Instead, they fill the defensive line as Leicester bounce back right and Youngs finds Harry Thacker:Thacker cuts a good angle……and evades Billy Vunipola……but Schalk Brits and Mako shackle the hooker and hold him up while Brendon O’Connor latches on:Leicester locks Dom Barrow and Graham Kitchener add their weight……but still Mako Vunipola and Brits stand firm, the former fights his way on to the ball……and dislodges it from Thacker’s grasp:Barrow leans over the melee, securing possession illegally from a prone position while clearly not supporting his bodyweight:Play continues, Barrow offloading to Youngs……despite a quizzical look from Mako Vunipola towards referee JP Doyle……and dummying before slicing through the Saracens fringe defence as the hosts look to put pressure on the Leicester midfield:He beats Billy Vunipola and George Kruis……before sending Manu Tuilagi in under the posts:However, after a TMO review highlighted Barrow playing the ball on the floor, Saracens were awarded a penalty. They kicked to touch via Wigglesworth, making better use of the angle with his favoured left boot:Leicester did not enjoy possession in the Saracens half until Fraser’s try had put them 7-0 behind on the way to a 44-17 drubbing.It was American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson that coined the phrase ‘the harder I work, the luckier I get’. It fits Mako Vunipola’s off-the-ball toil perfectly here. And Exeter benefitted from the same mantra a few hours later at Sandy Park.Exeter Chiefs 27 Wasps 23, 76th minuteThe second Premiership semi-final reached a tumultuous crescendo, the atmosphere in Devon at fever pitch. We pick up the game as Wasps replacement scrum-half Joe Simpson bends at the base of a breakdown.Note the position of Exeter left wing Olly Woodburn, who will make a vital contribution: From there, Exeter’s potent attacking shape won a penalty and a lineout within striking distance. A driving maul went close before the ensuing scrum brought a penalty try, a 34-23 triumph and a ticket to Twickenham.There is sure to be plenty of eye-catching play when Exeter take on Saracens – bone-shuddering tackles, silky offloads, Hollywood turnovers. But keep an eye out for the inconspicuous work. These efforts will decide the title. We examine the moments that set Saracens and Exeter Chiefs en route to victory during Saturday’s Premiership semi-finals TAGS: Exeter ChiefsSaracens Simpson hits Jimmy Gopperth and the fly-half attacks, probing a gap between Geoff Parling and Thomas Waldrom with Christian Wade on his right shoulder. Meanwhile, Woodburn arcs in behind the Chiefs’ line:As Gopperth squeezes through the challenges of Parling and Waldrom……Julian Salvi, the streetwise Australian openside busts a gut to block off a potential inside pass to Wade and reach Gopperth. Replacement prop Alec Hepburn is sprinting back too:Salvi brings down Gopperth with the help of full-back Phill Dollman……and makes a nuisance of himself at the ensuing breakdown. Wade and Bradley Davies must clear out Salvi and the attack is slowed for a fraction of a second.Having made the tackle on Gopperth, Dollman stays on his feet so he can help on the next phase. Elsewhere, Woodburn has the ruck:At this point, Hepburn arrives in the defensive line and Dollman moves across to fill in at guard. One feature of Exeter’s game is that players are comfortable with performing unfamiliar roles. A full-back fronting up to defend the fringes is a prime example of this.And when Siale Piutau attempts a narrow pick-and-go, Dollman is there to meet him. Hepburn moves towards the ball and Will Chudley, a superb organiser, calls for Woodburn to come back towards the left wing.Like Salvi before him, Hepburn saps Wasps’ ruck-speed by threatening the ball. With the elder Piutau isolated, Simpson must hit the ruck before Sam Jones can join him:Gopperth must assume the role of scrum-half……and his pass is fairly loopy, giving Exeter precious instants. Woodburn tracks towards the left flank, Mitch Lees and Chudley coming forward and Parling and Waldrom rejoining the line:As George Smith moves the ball to Ashley Johnson, Chudley makes the decision to sprint up and cut off the path of a potential pass to the wing, where Charles Piutau is lurking (out of shot). All the time, Woodburn is sweeping around:Chudley turns inward, occupying Johnson’s eyeline and forcing a hasty decision. The South African attempts to find Charles Piutau by kicking into space, but Woodburn is in an ideal spot:And picks off the chip with ease:The ex-Bath wing is then cut down by Charles Piutau. With Joe Launchbury hovering, there is a real danger of an immediate turnover. However, Chudley is alert……and, in another demonstration of Exeter’s ability to ignore conventional roles and muck in, the scrum-half launches into the tackle area:Parling, Waldrom and Lees join the breakdown to help Chiefs retain the ball:Lees, who was colossal in the final minutes, unceremoniously hurls Piutau away from the breakdown……before calmly assessing his options……and, with Chudley buried, the lock steps in at scrum-half to feed Don Armand.Here, we see another of Exeter’s unheralded yet highly effective traits. Their forwards so often latch together before taking contact, enhancing the chance of a  dominant collision. In this case, Jack Yeandle and Tomas Francis grab Armand……forcing him through contact and ensuring the ball is recycled and protected while Hepburn readies himself for the next phase:Hepburn, a former Junior World Championship winner with England Under 20 and another superb signing from Rob Baxter, is joined by the tireless Parling as Chudley returns to his feet:The trademark latch comes into play again, with Salvi darting in from the right to play wingman as Haskell tackles Hepburn:Both Smith and Haskell attempt to compete on the floor, again threatening to eke out a penalty or pilfer possession. But Salvi rolls Haskell clear and Francis storms in to bump off Smith:Chudley then bounces back to the left where Armand is waiting to carry again:Waldrom supports, getting rid of Charles Piutau and Lees follows up. Chudley points Yeandle towards the breakdown too……before urging three more forwards – Hepburn, Parling and Francis – to get back to their feet.The scrum-half then deploys them carefully as blockers either side of the ruck. It is such attention to detail that has marked out Chudley as one of the Premiership’s best half-backs:Francis does his job well, screening Chudley from Launchbury and allowing his scrum-half to clear. Note Woodburn remains behind the kicker……before the backs lead the chase, another unsung aspect that Chiefs pride themselves upon:When Dollman joins in as Wade takes a quick lineout to Frank Halai, the entire Chiefs back division bar Gareth Steenson and Chudley – both of whom will be hanging in the back-field to cover – are committed to the chase.Indeed, this screenshot, with Salvi also arriving in the line, epitomises Exeter’s desire, fitness and togetherness:Salvi fells Halai. Not long afterwards, Yeandle put in a monstrous hit on Wade. Then, Henry Slade went low on Haskell and Jack Nowell ripped the ball clear. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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House In Mishuku Ⅱ / Nobuo Araki

first_img General Constructor:Watanabetomi CorporationStructural System:Wood StructureCity:TokyoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shimizu KenText description provided by the architects. This two-story house stands in a densely populated area of Setagaya, Tokyo. This is the second building of a paired residential unit for the same clients, a married couple in their 60s. The Archetype designed their first residence in 2004. As the family members increased, they had to expand the property. Fortunately, the space right next to the house became vacant and the second residence was built there. Although the site is close to a main street, it is relatively calm and quiet. The Archetype set the agenda regarding how to solve the issues of house building in such a typically built-up area of Tokyo, and how to create new and nourishing relationships between the first and second houses, as well as the society and the landscape surrounding them. Save this picture!© Shimizu KenWhen building a house in a densely populated area, a question arises regarding whether or not to have windows facing the outside since it can give a sense of openness but it sacrifices certain degrees of privacy. We decided not to have large windows on its exterior. At first sight the flat, cubic building seems a little detached from the surroundings, yet once inside, it is remarkably open and airy since a part of the ceiling opens up to the sky.Save this picture!© Shimizu KenEach floor of the two-story building has no partitions. On the first floor, unlike the traditional Japanese house in which the floor is recessed and elevated at the entrance, the entryway continues to the living space without height difference, aimed for the future accessibility for the couple. On the second floor is the living/dining area, which is large enough for the three generations of the family to gather and enjoy their dinner. The spacious room with flat ceiling is equipped with a minimal kitchen system with downdraft ventilator that retracts itself when it’s not in use.. The facility of the house is kept minimal since it is intended for the couple only, and the more fully functioning facility can be found at the main residence just across the alley- the two houses supports each other. Save this picture!© Shimizu KenA porch at the entrance area is what characterizes this second residence: the building’s baseboard rises and protrudes at the entrance area to create a bench. The space is protected by the partial ceiling and walls, yet since there is an opening on the ceiling there is always light and air coming in. It is neither inside nor outside; it works as a gathering area for the family as well as for others. The porch is the void in the cubic house that opens itself towards both inside and outside. It connects main residence and the second one as well as the two houses and society. Without breaking the harmony of the environment surrounding the house, the presence of the bench could be an icebreaker to the relationship between the family and the outside society in the built-up neighborhood, where the community tends to be insular. Sitting on the bench, the couple can relax and smoke a cigarette during the day, and later in the afternoon their grandchildren can come back from school and gather there before going back to the main residence. It functions almost like a park bench, but the space is more intimate than that, almost like a second living room that is semi-open to the public.Save this picture!© Shimizu KenAlthough at first sight, the building seems to be shut off from the outer world, the intimate porch space is open and welcoming, creating intimate relationship between the families, houses and the society.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessGoogle Street View Reveals What Makes Our Cities Feel SafeArchitecture NewsAre LEED Skyscrapers Our Biggest Energy Hogs?Architecture News Share photographs:  Shimizu KenPhotographs:  Shimizu Ken Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/409099/house-in-mishuku-ii-nobuo-araki Clipboard Year:  House In Mishuku Ⅱ / Nobuo ArakiSave this projectSaveHouse In Mishuku Ⅱ / Nobuo Araki Architects: Nobuo Araki Area Area of this architecture project 2013 On&Off, Shinji Yamaguchi Area:  7142 m² Area:  7142 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lighting: Save this picture!© Shimizu Ken+ 19 Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/409099/house-in-mishuku-ii-nobuo-araki Clipboardcenter_img ArchDaily Year:  Photographs Japan House In Mishuku Ⅱ / Nobuo Araki “COPY” Structure: 2013 CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan “COPY” G.DeSIGN, Takeyuki Gaino CopyAbout this officeNobuo ArakiOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTokyoHousesJapanPublished on August 02, 2013Cite: “House In Mishuku Ⅱ / Nobuo Araki” 02 Aug 2013. 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3 in 10 plan to get more involved in their local community in 2021

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Other priorities are safety on the streets (54%), access to natural green spaces (52%), providing young people with places to go and activities to do (48%) and community activities that bring people together (38%).Many of the changes people most want to see for their community in the year ahead are behavioural. These include people caring and looking out for each other (50%), a focus on supporting each other and good neighbourliness (45%), and parents spending quality time with their children (42%).A majority (65%) say too that local community groups and projects, volunteers and charities deserve more recognition. And when thinking of what they most want for their local community in 2021, just over a third (34%) want to see support for community projects and charities. Faiza Khan MBE, Director of Engagement and Insight at The National Lottery Community Fund, commented:“Last year so many communities up and down the country demonstrated the amazing things people can do to support each other during challenging times. This research shows the power of that collective endeavour and the profound impact on how we feel about the areas we live in and the people around us – making more of us appreciate our community and want to get involved.”  331 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: COVID-19 Research / statistics Volunteering Three in ten (30%) plan to get more involved in their local community in 2021 and there is also a firm sense of the challenges communities face and what will be important locally this year.Reducing loneliness and isolation (47%), helping the local economy (43%), supporting mental health (39%) and helping local people to live healthily and well (38%) are all seen as important by respondents for their community’s wellbeing this year. Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexelscenter_img Melanie May | 12 January 2021 | News 3 in 10 plan to get more involved in their local community in 2021 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 www.thepurplepim.com. The pandemic has helped to reignite people’s interest in their local community with three in ten (30%) planning to get more involved in 2021, according to research released today by The National Lottery Community Fund.The National Lottery Community Fund questioned over 7,000 UK adults for the survey, asking how people are feeling about their community and their ambitions for their local area for the year ahead.The findings show that across the UK almost seven in ten people (69%) feel like they are part of their local community, with around a third acknowledging that Covid has increased their sense of belonging (35%) and also made it more important for them to feel part of it (33%). Advertisementlast_img read more

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Poor People’s March highlights police terror

first_imgEast Baltimore, Oct. 13 at Peoples Assembly for Justice for Anthony Anderson.WW photo: Joseph PietteA recent report from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement concludes that Black people in the U.S. face a crisis in their constitutional and human rights.The report documented an epidemic of unjustified police killings. In 2012 alone, more than 312 Black people were killed by police and vigilantes at a rate of one person every 28 hours. (mxgm.org, April 21)The victims were young, old, men, women and children. They were unarmed; many had actually called on the police for help.On May 11, people will gather at the site in Baltimore where, in front of his children and family, Anthony Anderson Sr. was so brutalized that he died of his injuries. Nothing was done to the officers responsible.The marchers will begin a three-day march of 41 miles to Washington, D.C., in commemoration of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign organized by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., himself a victim of police and FBI abuse.King saw the Poor People’s Campaign as a new phase in the Civil Rights movement encompassing the larger arenas of human rights and anti-war activism. Before he could complete his plans, he was gunned down in Memphis, Tenn., while supporting a strike of Black sanitation workers.Since January 2012, 18 people have been killed by the Baltimore Police Department, and not a single officer has been indicted. The story is much the same across the U.S.The mainstream media have a lot to say about so-called international terrorism, but almost nothing about the terrorism going on daily against Black, Latino/a and poor communities.Boston, a city of more than 1 million people, was occupied in April for one week, including a 24-hour lockdown, as police agencies tried to locate two men who had allegedly killed four people. During the same length of time in 2012, according to MXGM, six Black people were killed by police and vigilantes.Police uphold an unjust systemThe police and their friends in the U.S. (in)justice system carry out these acts not just because they are brutal, savage, racist individuals, although many of them are. Soldiers from the U.S. and other imperialist countries, who invade and occupy countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine, commit many of the same acts of violence.Although the occupiers are portrayed as “peacekeepers” or “promoting democracy,” nothing could be further from the truth.In the U.S., poor and working people, particularly communities of color, find themselves in the same predicament, except here the occupiers are the police, backed by the courts and prisons and aided by racist vigilantes.Although the cops portray themselves as “neutral” keepers of public order, their real role is to ensure that nothing challenges the absolute supremacy of the big corporations and their paid politicians.That is why the Poor People’s Campaign demands community control of the police and an end to mass incarceration.The 2013 Poor People’s CampaignThe 2013 Poor People’s Campaign, like the one started by King, wants to expand the scope of resistance to include struggles against the many ways the super-rich and their lackeys try to keep poor and working people down.Behind the police repression is deepening poverty. Dr. King called for jobs or income for everyone.One out of four people in Baltimore lives below the poverty line. A new program of austerity is intent on slashing vital social services, even Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. These cuts are made as the wealthy receive ever-increasing tax breaks and the banks reap the benefits of trillions of dollars in government bailouts.Dr. King was killed while leading a struggle for workers’ rights. Today these rights are under attack for both organized and unorganized workers. From Walmart to McDonald’s, we must defend workers’ rights to decent pay and working conditions.Racism and hatred in all its forms — attacks on immigrants, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people — must be constantly fought. We can no longer be divided from or consider a person “illegal” simply because he or she has crossed a border. The fight for justice con­tinues when women are denied equal rights and LGBTQ people suffer from violence and bigotry.Dr. King accurately proclaimed that “every bomb that falls on Vietnam is a bomb dropped on our inner cities.” The growing trillions spent on the Pentagon could instead fund health care for every uninsured person and provide education and jobs for all.Meanwhile, the refusal to deal with ever-growing evidence of climate change threatens the entire planet.The only way to build Dr. King’s beloved community is to end war and repression and put people’s needs before profits.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Hurricane hammers Florida & government protects property, not people

first_imgOn Oct. 12, (left to right) Jamil Davis [Jamal Steele], Pensacola rapper; Ieshia Koko, Pensacola activist; Dr. Gloria Horning, environmental activist; and Mary Williams, NAACP, organized with STRIVE members to sponsor fundraising and collect materials for a convoy of disaster relief supplies.Pensacola, Fla. — Convoys of relief supplies provided by a left and community coalition effort headed from this city to Panama City, Marianna, Parker, Mexico Beach and other locations devastated by Hurricane Michael on both Oct. 12 and Oct. 14.The Pensacola trans organization STRIVE (Social Trans Initiative) coordinated with the local NAACP chapter and with local members and candidates of Workers World Party, the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the Green Party of Mobile, Ala., to organize supplies.With $300 from STRIVE and another $1,000 from an Oct. 12 fundraiser, the convoys were able to take desperately needed supplies — tarps, blankets, storage containers, bottled water and canned food, mosquito repellent, high SPF sunscreen, baby wipes and diapers, Depends, menstrual pads, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other supplies.The convoy also carried cooking grills and charcoal to set up stations to feed people since no power and no water have been available in destroyed areas. The convoy brought supplies on Oct. 14 to Glenwood, a lower-income, predominantly Black neighborhood where a local church and two nightclubs facilitated distribution.This reporter, travelling with the convoys, witnessed first hand that city governments, the state of Florida and federal agencies are far, far from “handling” the catastrophe.Panama City Beach and Panama City are completely devastated. The towns between Panama City and Mexico Beach are gone. Buildings and homes are flattened, powerlines snapped in half, roads are blocked by trees.Category 4 Hurricane Michael is the strongest hurricane on record to ever hit the Florida Panhandle, and the fourth-strongest landfalling hurricane in the contiguous U.S. in terms of wind speed.People are posting Facebook appeals for help for their neighbors trapped in their homes with no food or water. One message noted: “Chainsaws haven’t been enough to allow them to get out. … If anyone is heading that way with supplies (or some way of moving this tree).”Yellowhammer Alternative sent a Facebook alert: “[D]ozens of people are being thrown out of condemned, hurricane-damaged housing in Panama City. Tenants are not being refunded rent moneys paid eight days ago and [are being] given ONE day to leave. These are folx with no power, no internet, limited access, and are survivors of a historic hurricane that has devastated this area completely.”Cops guard property, people go hungry As the convoy pulled into Panama City on Oct. 12, grown people who had lost everything were running in the streets to the convoy cars, asking for food because they couldn’t feed their children.But cops were parked at every single grocery store still standing, ensuring that “looters” couldn’t get to the food and water that’s desperately needed. In fact, cops and military police are patrolling the streets, arresting anyone out past the curfew. On social media, people identified with both major capitalist parties, Democrats and Republicans alike, are calling for “looters” to be shot.One of the convoy members commented later on Facebook: “Seeing cops outside of a grocery store that was destroyed, so people couldn’t take food they needed. … All of that food [can be] written off as a insurance thing. It’s just going to be thrown away — but even if it wasn’t, the survival of people should be most important, not money.”Someone had raised a U.S. flag high above the ruined landscape where nothing is being done to help the poor and suffering, while rich politicians and corporation owners shrug their shoulders and say, “Panama City Strong!”The opening for far-right-wing reactionary abuse and violence is great. While on the ground, this reporter received word that the Border Patrol had been spotted doing surveillance in Altha, Bayview and Panama City. As the Altha police gave out food, the Border Patrol was parked across the street, ready to grab people.The League of the South, a white supremacist group, has posted social media announcements that it is sending a “team” into the disaster area to “help out” in predominantly “white areas.”STRIVE issued a Facebook alert about the League: “As we know, cops and Klan work hand in hand, so [the League] will be assisting police in working against ‘looters.’ We need to be extra vigilant and do what we can to prevent their entry.”At the year’s anniversary of Hurricane María that ravaged Puerto Rico and intensified U.S. oppression there, a broad swathe of the southeast U.S. also struggles to recover after the impact of two monumental hurricanes. As we confront the economic system that both causes and profits from catastrophe, the words of Black Panther and prison activist George Jackson are instructive: “[The capitalist economic system] is perpetuated beyond the stage of decadence in spite of its own outrageous disorder. Its seemingly remarkable ability to return from crisis is not proof of natural durability. Rather it is proof of a destructive will to power at any cost.”Socialist Cuba weathers hurricane after hurricane with planning and compassion, usually with no loss of life and with preservation of basic systems for survival, but the capitalist U.S. wrings its hands over “chaos” it allows and then profits from.In this context, the words of Mao Zedong, the great Chinese communist revolutionary, are also helpful: “What we need is an enthusiastic but calm state of mind and intense but orderly work. … To link oneself with the masses, one must act in accordance with the needs and wishes of the masses. All work done for the masses must start from their needs.”Serve the people! STRIVE is continuing to coordinate relief supply efforts with the left coalition. Contributions can go to paypal.me/strivepensacola.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Number of journalists and bloggers arrested on May Day increases to 5

first_imgNews RSF_en IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa March 18, 2021 Find out more May 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Number of journalists and bloggers arrested on May Day increases to 5 Follow the news on Iran June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has learned with concern that two other Iranian journalists and bloggers were arrested in Tehran during the May Day demonstrations in the centre of the city on 1 May. Their arrests bring the total number of journalists and bloggers currently held in Iran to 14. Among them three women.The newly reported arrests were those of Nikzad Zangane, who keeps a blog (http://www.nik-nevesht.blogspot.com/), and Amir Yaghoubali, who writes for the daily Etemad and the website Wechange, also known as Change for Equality (http://www.4equality.info/).Like Alireza Saghafi of the magazine Rah Ayandeh, cyber-dissent Kaveh Mozafari and Mozafari’s wife Jelveh Javaheri, they were taken to Evin prison. All five have been denied family visits and have not been able to see their lawyers.————-05.05.2009 – Three journalists arrestedReporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of three journalists in Tehran on 1 May, as May Day demonstrations were taking place. “The authorities continue to crack down on journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These arrests, which were made without a warrant and without good reason, were illegal.”Journalists Alireza Saghafi and Kaveh Mozafari were arrested in the centre of Tehran in the morning, about an hour before the start of the May Day demonstration. Their arrests were witnessed by Saghafi’s wife, who said the authorities used violence to arrest them. The two journalists were transferred to Tehran’s Evin prison the next day.Saghafi, who edited the magazine Rah Ayandeh (Way of the Future) until the authorities closed it in May 2008, is a member of the Iranian Writers Association. Mozafari is an online journalist who writes for FeministSchool (http://www.feministschool.com/) and Wechange (http://www.4equality.info/), two websites that defend women’s rights. He has been summoned for questioning by the authorities several times in the past.At around midnight on 1 May, intelligence ministry agents went with Mozafari to his home to conduct a search and while there they arrested his wife, Jelveh Javaheri, who also defends women’s rights online and contributes to the FeministSchool website. Javaheri was previously arrested on 1 December 2007 because of the articles she had posted online and spent a month in detention before being freed on payment of 50 million toman (40,000 euros) in bail.“The arrests of Mozafari and Javaheri and the search of their home were illegal because of the lack of a warrant and the time at which the ministry’s agents went to the couple’s home,” their lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, said, announcing her intention to file a complaint against the agents concerned.On 3 May, Javaheri was taken before a judge, who said she could be released if she paid 100 million toman (80,000 euros) in bail. Her lawyer said she refused to sign the bail release form on the ground that she had “committed no crime.”Saghafi’s lawyer, Nasser Zarafshan, also insisted that his client had been arrested illegally. “As a journalist, he had the right to be near the demonstration’s point of departure,” he said, adding “demonstrating is not a crime in Iran.” February 25, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News Reporters Without Borders has learned with concern that two other Iranian journalists and bloggers were arrested in Tehran during the May Day demonstrations in the centre of the city on 1 May. Their arrests bring the total number of journalists and bloggers currently held in Iran to 14. Among them three women. Help by sharing this information News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation to go further After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalistslast_img read more

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53 patients waiting for beds at UHL

first_imgLimerickNews53 patients waiting for beds at UHLBy Staff Reporter – September 29, 2020 63 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleConstruction of Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic begins at Limerick LandmarkNext articleNo change in Limerick’s Local Property Tax for 2021 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick That’s down on yesterdays figure of 65 patients waiting for beds. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook 242 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch.212 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 30 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. Print Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live University Hospital Limerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Email Advertisementlast_img read more

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Emergency services at scene of collision on Manorcunningham to Derry Road

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – April 9, 2018 Google+ Google+ Previous articleTwo divers airlifted to hospital following rapid ascentNext articleCoatsguard officer urges people taking to the water to prepare News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Emergency services are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision on the main Manorcunningham to Derry Road.The two vehicle collision happened this morning at approximately 9:10am with Gardai and the fire service at the scene.Gardai say when they arrived to the scene of the collision one person was trapped but there are no reports of serious injuries at the moment. Emergency services at scene of collision on Manorcunningham to Derry Road Twitter Twittercenter_img Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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