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NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgNMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NMBZ Holdings Limited (NMB.zw)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileNMBZ Holdings Limited is a registered financial-services holding company in Zimbabwe; operating in the retail and commercial banking sector aswell as treasury, international banking and corporate finance through its principle subsidiary NMB Bank Limited. A second subsidiary, Steward Holdings (Private) Limited, is an equity holding company. Formerly known as National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited, NMB Bank Limited was established as a retail banking institution in 1992 by a group of Zimbabwe entrepreneurs who had held senior positions in renowned international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. It was granted a commercial banking license in 1999 which enhanced its funding capacity and extended it product offering. NMB Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgIreland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileIreland Blyth Limited is a company based in Mauritius and operates as a subsidiary of Compagnie d’Investissement et de Développement Limitée, since its acquisition in 2016. The company has running activities in the sectors of commerce, engineering, financial services, logistics, aviation, shipping, retail, and seafood and marine where services in the distribution and marketing of products such as frozen foods, pharmaceuticals and wellness products, and medical equipment, as well as offers warehousing and logistics support services are provided. Ireland Blyth Limited also supplies industrial chemicals and equipment, as well as engages in crop protection, agriculture, and irrigation systems, the sale of construction and material handling equipment. The company also provides solutions for electrical installations, refrigeration equipment, power management systems, construction tools, abrasives, and building materials, as well as provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fit out solutions. Ireland Blyth Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

This is what I’d do about the GGP share price

first_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address After rising in value by nearly 10 times between the beginning of last year and January of this year, the GGP (LSE: GGP) share price has fallen back. Since the beginning of 2021, shares in the early-stage gold miner have fallen by 44%. From an entirely objective perspective, this decline seems to make sense. At the beginning of the year, Greatland’s market capitalisation had reached £1bn. This seemed to be excessive for a company with no revenues.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…That’s not to say that the company is not worthy of a £1bn value. It may be one day, just not yet. But with the business progressing with the development of its flagship Havieron Gold project, which it now holds in a joint venture with Newcrest Mining, I think the outlook for the business is improving every day. GGP share price pullback Alongside the fact that the company’s valuation appeared high at the beginning of the year, 2021 is also turning into a bad year for investors in the gold mining sector in general.The price of yellow metal has declined by around 11% since the beginning of the year. This has dragged down the share prices of mining companies, including Greatland’s joint venture partner Newcrest. The Australia-based mining group has seen the value of its stock fall 8% in 2021. This is one of the most significant risks facing investors of gold mining corporations. The price of gold can be incredibly volatile, but costs are generally relatively inflexible. This means miners have limited control over profit margins. If the price of gold falls, but costs remain high, a company’s profit margin will come under pressure, potentially reducing profits and leading to a lower share price. As Greatland is not yet producing any gold, the falling price of the metal won’t impact profit margins. However, it will affect the value of the Havieron project. A lower gold price will mean a lower lifetime value of the project. This explains, to some extent, why the GGP share price slumped over the past few months.Short-sighted mentalityI think this is a very short-sighted mentality. Yes, figures may show Havieron’s output may be worth less today than it was at the beginning of 2021, but this project could have a 25-year lifespan.What’s more, over the past 20 years, the price of gold has returned around 7% per annum. Of course, this does not guarantee the price of gold will continue to increase at this rate for the foreseeable future.Still, I think it illustrates the long-term potential of gold as an asset.As such, I would use the recent decline in the GGP share price to buy a handful of shares in the company to hold as part of a diversified portfolio. I think the recent pullback fails to acknowledge the long-term potential of its world-class gold mine.I should point out that investing in early-stage gold miners is incredibly risky. Therefore, this opportunity may not be suitable for all investors. 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The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 28th March, 2021 | More on: GGP Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Southern Hemisphere stars added to Barbarians squad to face Springboks

first_imgTuesday Oct 18, 2016 Southern Hemisphere stars added to Barbarians squad to face Springboks Another batch of Super Rugby stars have been added to the Barbarians squad that will take on South Africa, Fiji and the Czech Republic next month. Today a group of up and comers were picked to join the squad for the opening match against the Springboks on November 5th. Wembley Stadium will host the match, and today it’s been announced that some top New Zealand talent will bolster the forwards in the form of Hurricanes Brad Shields, Michael Fatialofa and Reggie Goodes, and Crusaders Richard Mo’unga and Jordan Taufua.From the Highlanders speedster Matt Faddes is in the backs, while Luke Whitelock joins the pack.New Zealand’s Andy Ellis, and Australia’s Taquele Naiyaravoro and Will Skelton are already in the squad being put together by coaches Robbie Deans and Will Greenwood as the famous invitation club targets a hat-trick of wins over the side now ranked fourth in the world.BUY BARBARIANS VS SPRINGBOKS TICKETSAfter taking on South Africa at Wembley, the Barbarians play the Czech Republic in Prague on November 8 before facing Fiji at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast on November 11.Deans said: “This is a talented group of young men with the potential to play at the very highest level and they will all be hungry to impress in their time with the Barbarians. Alongside the more experienced players in the squad we should have a very competitive group.”Shields is closing in on an All Blacks place after starring in the Hurricanes back row alongside Victor Vito and Ardie Savea this year, Goodes has made 60 Super Rugby appearances as a mobile prop while lock Fatialofa enjoyed a breakthrough first Super Rugby season with 15 appearances.Talented young fly half Mo’unga is the successor to Dan Carter at the Crusaders and his teammate Taufua is rated as a back row competitor to the All Blacks’ Jerome Kaino.The Highlanders – Super Rugby champions in 2015 – provide free-scoring centre Faddes and No.8 Whitelock, who was capped by New Zealand in 2013.The Barbarians take on South Africa for the eighth time since 1952 and lead the series 4-3 after victories in 2007 and 2010.In 2007 the Barbarians were the first side to beat the newly-crowned World Champions with a 22-5 win that saw Australia’s Matt Giteau and Rocky Elsom, and Wales’s Martyn Williams touch down.Barbarians vs Springboks – November 5th – Wembley Stadium, LondonBarbarians vs Czech Republic – November 8th – PragueBarbarians vs Fiji – November 11th – BelfastBUY BARBARIANS VS SPRINGBOKS TICKETSADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Erasmus Campus Student Housing / Mecanoo

first_img Erasmus Campus Student Housing / Mecanoo Projects Erasmus Campus Student Housing / MecanooSave this projectSaveErasmus Campus Student Housing / Mecanoo ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916131/erasmus-campus-student-housing-mecanoo Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Mecanoo+ 13Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers: Jazo IOB, Hellevoetsluis, Arnhem Housing Architects: Mecanoo Area Area of this architecture project CopyHousing•Rotterdam, The Netherlandscenter_img 2018 The Netherlands Client:Cordeel Nederland BV, Bond DevelopmentDeveloper:Cordeel Nederland BVBuilding Owner/Operator:Xior Student Housing, EindhovenMechanical And Electrical Consultant:Technisch Adviesbureau Maat B.V.Acoustic, Building Physics, Fire Safety Consultant:Nieman Raadgevende IngenieursCampus Masterplan:Juurlink [+] GelukCity:RotterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of MecanooRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsText description provided by the architects. Rotterdam has a growing demand for student housing. To address this shortage, Mecanoo was asked to design a student housing complex on a prominent location of the Erasmus campus: at the intersection of Abram van Rijckevorselweg and Burgemeester Oudlaan. The prominent corner site, while offering an opportunity to strengthen the campus’s visual identity, also came with the challenges of a limited building envelope and noisy traffic.Save this picture!Courtesy of MecanooInternal street and collective functions. The eight-story complex accommodates 281 studio units for international students. A central courtyard brings light and air into the heart of the building and extends as an internal street, connecting the complex with the campus’s street network. On both ends of the building, this central open space leads to a generous lobby. The courtyard also provides access to individual rooms, the collective study space, a launderette, the concierge’s office, and bike parking. Save this picture!Courtesy of MecanooSave this picture!Courtesy of MecanooSave this picture!Courtesy of MecanooThe transparent plinth of the 25-meter-high building contains rooms with areas between 20 and 40 square metres. These units have four-meter-tall ceilings, allowing for the addition of mezzanine-level sleeping space with a washroom and toilet underneath. The rooms on the upper storeys vary in size from 22 to 24 square metres. They are arranged on either side of a looped corridor, which has a different colour pattern on each floor. The rooms can be accessed through a lift or through the staircase connected to the internal street. On the roof, a collective terrace with a wooden deck and benches offers a meeting place with a generous view of the campus where students can enjoy a drink together, lay in the sun or organize a party. Save this picture!Courtesy of MecanooWrapped in gold. The student housing complex has a classical subdivision of plinth, body, and crown. The facade is wrapped in gold-tinted aluminum panels. Changing daylight creates a play of shadows along with the harmonica-like pleated facade panels, which gradually vary from gold to silver when viewed from different angles. To give the building’s crown a subtle accent, the pleated pattern is reversed on the top level. Next, to each window, the aluminum fold protrudes outwards, invisibly integrating acoustically attenuated ventilation. That way, fresh air can enter while traffic noise is blocked. The entire building is circular and was realised within one year, which was made possible by prefabricating the structure and facade elements, including the windows. Thanks to the efficient construction process, the building was ready to accommodate new students by the beginning of the academic year. Save this picture!Courtesy of MecanooProject gallerySee allShow less“Design can be a Powerful Tool for Good”: Mariam Kamara on Changing Narratives throu…Architecture NewsTatiana Bilbao Wins the Marcus Prize 2019Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Rotterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Structural Engineer: Year:  Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916131/erasmus-campus-student-housing-mecanoo Clipboard Area:  9000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMecanooOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRotterdamRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on April 30, 2019Cite: “Erasmus Campus Student Housing / Mecanoo” 30 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Contactless news round up: Nationwide Building Society, Movember, & TAP for London

first_img Melanie May | 23 December 2019 | News  670 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Contactless news round up: Nationwide Building Society, Movember, & TAP for London  669 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 — Movember UK (@MovemberUK) December 5, 2019Movember collects record number of contactless donationsThis year’s Movember saw a record number of contactless donations collected.Movember partnered with iZettle and Visa to accept contactless card donations in this year’s campaign. Throughout November, 140 iZettle Readers were deployed at various on-the-ground events raising more than £37,000 for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and suicide.Each card donation averaged almost £10 at £9.42, and the iZettle readers were used to collect funds in a variety of ways, from corporate fundraising challenges to student collections at universities across the UK, to community ambassadors raising through their networks.Anne-Cécile Berthier, Movember Country Director UK & Europe at Movember said:“We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of both iZettle and Visa for this year’s Movember campaign.“By providing us with iZettle readers for our key supporters and communities we have been able to give them additional support with their fundraising. Having the possibility to offer a contactless solution to our supporters certainly contributed to this year’s success.”The full results of this year’s Movember campaign will be announced in April 2020. We know Londoners are passionate about ending homelessness – last year we raised nearly £130k for homelessness charities via @LondonTap donations. This winter I’m proud to say that we’ll have 100 locations where you can donate £3 with your contactless card. #HelpLondonsHomeless pic.twitter.com/TUAcScuHGe— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) December 17, 2019TAP London expands to 100 donation pointsTAP London has reached 100 contactless donation points this winter.After last year’s fundraising campaign, which raised nearly £250,000, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is again calling on Londoners to give generously to help the city’s homeless.TAP London donation points, which allow Londoners to donate £3 using contactless credit or debit cards, have already raised £130,000 for homeless charities and will now be appearing in more than 100 locations over the course of the winter.New TAP London locations include Rekorderlig Cider Lodge, Skylight ice skating rink, Fulham Winterland, and Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush, which sees up to one million people visit each week over the Christmas period.Donations can also be made online through GoFundMe, and will be split evenly between the members of the London Homeless Collective (formerly known as the London Homeless Charities Group) – a coalition of 29 charities working with homeless people across the capital.Katie Whitlock, Co-Founder, TAP London said:“TAP London gives people an easy and impactful way to tackle homelessness. In just twelve months, over £130,000 has been raised in £3 taps from 40,000 Londoners. It would take seven Royal Albert Halls at full capacity to seat all of our donors, or five hundred double decker buses.“We are delighted to be partnering with Mayor of London for a second year, and to continue supporting the London Homelessness Collective. By working together, we are all helping to improve the difficult lives of many. We are incredibly grateful to everybody who has participated so far.”center_img Tagged with: contactless This year’s Movember raised a record number of contactless donations, while TAP London has expanded to 100 contactless donation points for this winter’s campaign, and Nationwide Building Society has joined forces with Purple Pot to encourage its employees to give to charity partner Shelter. Movember 2019 may be over, but it won’t be forgotten. The dedication of all the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world has raised vital funds and awareness that will help men live happier, healthier, longer lives. Thank you for helping change the face of men’s health. pic.twitter.com/aO4rVKgppR Advertisement We’re delighted to be working with @AskNationwide who have been supporting @Shelter this Christmas using our contactless donation devices.If your company is looking to raise more money for your chosen charity next year – get in touch!#charitydonations #fundraising pic.twitter.com/kdDYhppgun— PurplePot (@PurplePot_) December 17, 2019Nationwide Building Society partners with Purple Pot to raise funds for ShelterNationwide Building Society has been fundraising for Shelter this Christmas by collecting contactless donations.Nationwide Building Society is working with contactless donation provider Purple Pot this month to support its Christmas fundraising campaign for its long-term partner charity Shelter.Purple Pot has provided ten of its portable, plug and play contactless donation units to various Nationwide branches and administration sites around the UK, with organised fundraising initiatives encouraging the Society’s employees and members to donate to Shelter with a tap of their payment cards or smart phones.The money raised during the festive period will flow through the payment terminals provided for Purple Pot by PayaCharity and be paid to Shelter via Charities Trust. Purple Pot launched earlier this year, specifically to help organisations and workforces raise more money for their nominated charities through contactless units placed at offices, workplaces and business events. The organisation acts as the “client” for the system, so that charities do not need to pay out any money to benefit from donations they get through the Purple Pots.Nationwide spokesperson, Richard Martin, Social Investment Manager said:“The feedback we have had for the Purple Pots has been absolutely fantastic. They’re so easy to use and have undoubtedly allowed us to take more donations through the use of contactless technology.”Purple Pot founder and Director Martin Loat commented:“We are thrilled that our idea of making it easy for corporates organisations to raise money for charities using contactless is paying off. It’s a big endorsement of our model to have a financial institution such as Nationwide use Purple Pot to raise money for Shelter. They join other early adopters such as James Dyson Foundation, Securitas, Charles Russell Speechlys, WeWork and advertising company Havas, with charities large and small, including Mind, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Wooden Spoon, Blesma and New Horizons Youth Centre.” 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.last_img read more

U.S. imperialism’s stamp is all over chaos around the world

first_imgAt the Left Forum this May 29-31 in New York City, Fight Imperialism, Stand Together — FIST — participated in a debate with other socialist organizations on the character that anti-imperialist struggle must take in this period. This debate is central to the overall struggle for liberation in a period when imperialism is openly destroying whole areas of the planet. FIST remains firm in asserting that the primary role of revolutionaries in the U.S. is to defend and fight for the self-determination of oppressed nations in conflict with imperialism, especially U.S., West European and Japanese imperialism.Too often, what passes as the left in the U.S. makes the grave mistake of siding with white supremacy by disregarding facts and parroting imperialism’s racist war narratives. What is of primary importance, then, is for revolutionaries to expose the true character of war within the context of the chaos U.S. imperialism is causing all over the globe.This chaos includes the killing of more than 1.5 million people and creating 8 million refugees internal and external in Iraq, and hundreds of thousands of deaths in Afghanistan, destroying a stable government in Libya and sowing civil war, intervening to cause thousands of deaths and nearly 2 million refugees in Ukraine, to mention a few examples.When it comes to damage caused by U.S. imperialism, no situation is more acute at present than in Yemen. Saudi Arabia, U.S. imperialism’s ally in the region, is waging a bloody invasion there in an attempt to reinstate the government of President Mansur Hadi, which had been compliant with U.S. and Saudi interests.Saudi Arabia’s ruling class sees its geopolitical and corporate interests threatened by the new Houthi-led provisional government, which has declared independence from Saudi Arabia’s neocolonial rule. Saudi dominance has kept Yemen mired in poverty, sectarian strife and political repression. Saudi Arabia’s response to the Houthis has been a brutal offensive that has killed over 4,000 people and injured over 7,000 more in Yemen.Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen has the U.S. imperial stamp all over it. Without the billions of dollars worth of military aid from Washington in exchange for oil money, the House of Saud would not have the capacity to wage its war of aggression. Nor could it conduct its documented human rights abuses, from the indiscriminate repression of its Shia population to the longstanding practice of repressing any challenge to its rule, with impunity.However, U.S. imperialism’s economic and geopolitical dependency on Saudi Arabia has silenced the “international community” on its human rights abuses. According to a report issued April 29 to the Congressional Research Service, from 2010 to 2014, Saudi Arabia received over $90 billion in military equipment and training from the U.S. (tinyurl.com/q2kd7h9), paid for with Saudi’s enormous oil export income.The U.S.-Saudi relationship has enriched the monopoly private military contractors and oil magnates of Wall Street. This relationship ensures that much, if not all, of Saudi Arabia’s destruction of Yemen is made in the USA.Now enter Israel. The youngest settler state in history is also one of U.S. imperialism’s largest trading partners, with 25 percent of its military budget being supplied by Washington, according to RT, May 27. Yet, recently re-elected Prime Minister Netanyahu has demanded that Washington dish out $45 billion more in military aid from 2018 to 2028. This demand is framed as a necessary step to defend the Zionist state from Iran.However, recent developments tell a different story. Reports on May 24 in Press TV indicate that Israel’s colonial military has been aiding foreign-backed terrorists in Syria and is now re-engaging in a bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip. These imperialist ventures have everything to do with Iran, but not for the reasons stated by officials of the Israeli state.U.S. imperialism bankrolls Israel’s war machine because both it and Saudi Arabia share geopolitical interests with the Zionist state, especially regarding Iran. Ultimately, each of these three oppressor countries sees Iran as a major obstacle to their expansionist ambitions.Expansionism and colonialism are at the very root of Zionism’s foundation, and the forced removal and genocide of the indigenous Palestinian population is a primary example. But what is often dismissed is the grand imperialist scheme that unites the forces of Empire. The ultimate aim of imperialism policy is to destabilize sovereign nations in order to enrich the capitalist class at the head of the U.S.-Israeli-Saudi alliance.In this time of worldwide capitalist crisis, where the illegitimate rule of Wall Street and its surrogates can no longer reform itself to achieve the objective of endless profit, imperialism’s unholy alliance has nowhere else to turn but to consolidate its murderous military machinery.What else can explain Ukraine’s current situation? In 2013, U.S. imperialism empowered fascist forces to oust the government of Ukraine, causing a humanitarian crisis that the nation has yet to recover from. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has confirmed that more than 1 million people are internally displaced and nearly another million had to leave their homeland in Ukraine (unhcr.org). In the last year, nearly 7,000 have been killed in the ongoing war between the illegitimate fascist government in Kiev and the resistance of the Ukrainian people.Despite this carnage, the International Monetary Fund has made a multibillion dollar deal with Kiev on behalf of its corporate masters in the midst of the carnage (New York Times, Feb. 12). Similar to the massive investments that corporations like Raytheon and Boeing make in the Zionist military establishment, the corporate incentive behind the war in Ukraine is clear. War is profitable, and capitalists will use any means to wage it.However, the chaos of imperialism cannot be fully explained by the profits of war, particularly because much of the war being waged today has brought great cost to the imperialist system as a whole. The invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have cost trillions and counting and have contributed to the never-ending economic crisis in the U.S. In 2011, imperialism’s war on Libya opened the door to reactionary fundamentalist forces that left the nation too unstable for consistent corporate penetration.What the U.S.-NATO and Gulf Cooperation Council alliance regard as “intelligence assets” in groups such as ISIS, the al-Nusra Front and other assorted reactionary elements have unleashed uncontrollable chaos throughout the region following the fall of Libya’s sovereign state. Yet no matter the losses and consequences the ruling class may face under imperialism’s terminal crisis, it is the people of the world who suffer.This crisis of imperialism is both political and economic. Much of the world sees how imperialism’s policy of plunder is neither sustainable nor beneficial for humanity. Russia, China, Iran and many other nations are trying to align themselves in a manner that will defend their sovereignty in the face of an increasing threat of destabilization from Washington and its allies.Economically, the world capitalist system is incapable of recovery and is seeking to push through policies such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership to extend the dominance of Wall Street capital. In short, no plan the imperialists can devise can escape the fact that the system of profit for the few and misery for the many has reached its natural limits.Some progressive people have suggested that a way out of this misery is to support the candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the U.S. presidency. Those of us who take an anti-imperialist position, know that Sanders is an open supporter of Zionist Israel, who also supported the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and voted funding for the U.S. war against Iraq. Even should Sanders’ candidacy be viable, we can still expect the chaos of imperialism to reign for the years to come.However, there is a war escalating in the U.S. that brings the possibility of internationalism to take root again here in the citadel of imperialism. This war is on Black America. The Black Lives Matter mobilization has brought the daily murder of Black people by police to the forefront of the U.S. political landscape. It is here where unity between oppressed people imprisoned within U.S. borders and those terrorized beyond them can truly develop.It is not enough to highlight the bloated U.S. military budget or denounce imperialist war for its impact on the economic situation inside of the U.S., however important this may be. We must align ourselves with the people of the world in their just struggle against the chaos of imperialism so we can wage it here with similar courage and strength.Danny Haiphong is an organizer for Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) in Boston. He is also a regular contributor to Black Agenda Report. Danny can be reached at [email protected] and FIST can be reached at [email protected] thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Senators Show Support for Biodiesel, RFS

first_img Senators Show Support for Biodiesel, RFS SHARE Home Energy Senators Show Support for Biodiesel, RFS The Obama Administration has received the request of a bipartisan group of 32 U.S. Senators from across the country to support reasonable growth in the biodiesel industry next year under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Senators specifically called for the establishment of a volume requirement of at least 1.7-billion gallons – consistent with this year’s projected production. The letter – led by Senators Patty Murray, Al Franken, Roy Blunt and Chuck Grassley – warned that a weakened RFS could lead to plant closures and thousands of lost jobs while threatening future investment. The Senators wrote that biodiesel has exceeded RFS targets in each year and is clearly poised to do so again in 2013. They continued that biodiesel is improving our energy security by reducing our dependence on imported petroleum diesel, diversifying fuel supplies and creating competition in the fuels market. Setting the 2014 biodiesel volume requirement at reduced levels – they wrote – could have severe impacts on the domestic biodiesel industry.National Biodiesel Board Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel says this strong showing of bipartisan support represents the very real impact that biodiesel is having in communities across the country. She says it’s creating jobs, reducing emissions and diversifying our fuel supplies so that consumers and our economy are not so vulnerable to volatile global oil markets. Steckel calls biodiesel an RFS success story – and says NBB is urging the Administration to continue the momentum.In addition to the lead authors – the following Senators signed on to the letter:Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Angus King (I-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), Tim Johnson (D-SD), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Jon Tester (D-MT), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bob Casey (D-PA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Mark Kirk (R-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Kay Hagan (D-NC).Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 15, 2013 Facebook Twitter Previous articleCloud of Biofuels Mandate Rollback Hangs Over Corn IndustryNext articleAnother Record Year for Agricultural Exports Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Authorities tighten grip on Tibetan websites and readers

first_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts Two new Tibetan websites that are hosted on servers within China have been inaccessible for the past month in most of China including Tibet. The two sites, Tibettl (http://www.tibettl.com/) and ChodMe (http://www.cmbpd.cn/index.html), specialise in Tibetan culture and Tibettl hosts the blog of popular writer Jamyang Kyi.Their blocking has coincided with others signs of the vice being tightened on Internet users in Tibet. A young man, Pasang Norbu, was arrested by the Chinese authorities in Lhasa on 12 August for looking the Radio Free Asia (http://www.rfa.org/english/) website and allegedly violating public security laws that ban viewing photos of the Dalai Lama or Tibetan national flag or reading articles promoting Tibetan autonomy.“We condemn such online censorship methods, which do not hide their aim of stifling any independent expression of Tibetan culture,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call for an end to government harassment of Tibetan website editors and an end to censorship of online news and artistic expression.”The blocking of Tibettl and ChodMe joins that of many Tibetan exile websites that are hosted abroad such as www.vot.org, www.tibet.net, www.phayul.com, www.lhasapost.com, www.tibetsun.com, www.potalapost.com, www.thetibetpost.com, www.savetibet.org, www.tibetexpress.net, www.tibettimes.net, www.shambalapost.com and www.boxun.com. Access to Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan-language website (www.rfa.org/tibetan) is also blocked.In yet another example of China’s constant reinforcement of its control over the Internet, anyone wanting to post a comment on a news website has been required since the start of August to register first using their real identity.Websites hosted in China have to post instructions to this effect. If the instructions are not respected within a deadline set by the State Council’s Information Office, the site is blocked and visitors find the message, “Sorry, this site is currently down for maintenance.” The webmasters themselves have to block the site to ensure its long-term survival, just as they have to suppress articles banned by the government.In a parallel move, the culture ministry announced on its website on 3 September (http://www.ccnt.gov.cn/xxfb/xwzx/whxw/200909/t20090903_73041.html) that Chinese online music distributors such as Yahoo China, Baidu and Google (which has just launched a downloading service) will have to submit all imported music to the ministry for vetting. This is necessary to protect “intellectual property rights” and ensure that lyrics are “acceptable,” the ministry said.The Google.com website is meanwhile accessible again in China. Criticised by the authorities for not doing enough to combat pornography, the California-based company has eliminated part of its content.China is the world’s biggest prison for cyber-dissidents with a total of 57 currently held, five of them Tibetans. It was ranked 167th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. March 12, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures September 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities tighten grip on Tibetan websites and readers Follow the news on Chinacenter_img News News April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation News Newslast_img read more

O’Domhnaill seeks updated guidelines on National Road access

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal O’Domhnaill seeks updated guidelines on National Road access Minister John Gormley is promising that draft guidelines governing access onto National Primary and Secondary Roads will be published shortly.The issue was raised in Leinster House last night by Seanator Brian O’Domhnaill, who said that many young people were unable to build on family land, because the NRA is routinely objecting to any plans that involve an access onto the N56.He says the key problem is the current guidelines are outdated, and do not differentiate between national primary and national secondary roads……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/0000brian3pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Previous articleLeading specialist says government cancer policy is ‘crazy’Next article4,000 effected by broadband outage News Highland By News Highland – June 2, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Pinterest Google+last_img read more