Oil costs drag the FTSE down with miners and banks sinking

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The Guardian reported the Liberal Democrats backbench Treasury Committee has backed a radical plan to distribute the government-owned shares in both Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland to the public.Burberry rose 3.6 per cent as French peer LVMH launched a €3.7bn (£3.2bn) bid for Italy’s Bulgari, a premium of 60 per cent.Intertek rose five per cent as the testing firm posted results and made an acquisition.Satellite operator Inmarsat shed 13.4 per cent after results missed market expectations. Oil costs drag the FTSE down with miners and banks sinking Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

Tabcorp seeks exit from Sun Bets venture

first_img Tabcorp seeks exit from Sun Bets venture AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Strategy Australia’s Tabcorp has begun talks with News UK over pulling out of their Sun Bets joint gambling venture 8th June 2018 | By contenteditorcenter_img Australia’s Tabcorp has begun talks with News UK over pulling out of their Sun Bets joint gambling venture. First announced in December 2015, Tabcorp had linked up with the newspaper publisher with the idea of launching Sun Bets with News UK title The Sun. However, despite going live, the venture has so far underperformed and Tabcorp could now move away from the business. Last year, Tabcorp said it was to undertake a strategic review of the business after being hit by challenging trading conditions. Tabcorp in February also reported a 58.2% drop in first half statutory net profit after tax (NPAT) to Aus$24.6m (€15.8m/US$18.7m), while NPAT before significant items was also down 20.2% to Aus$82m. “Discussions remain ongoing and an agreement has not been reached at this stage,” Tabcorp said in a statement published by Reuters.Related articles: Tabcorp reveals revenue growth in first half Tabcorp to launch new online business in the UK Tags: Online Gambling Casino & games Email Addresslast_img read more

Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgSwan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgDale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

One of my best shares to buy now (and some I’d sell)

first_imgOne of my best shares to buy now (and some I’d sell) “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. G A Chester | Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 Enter Your Email Address 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. Image source: Getty Images. G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Primary Health Properties. 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 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Picking the best shares to buy now isn’t easy. The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the world into turmoil. Investors have been forced to reappraise not only the near-term outlook for businesses, but also the potential longer-term impacts on different industries.Stocks are extremely volatile, as investors grapple with the question of which offer value and which could be value traps. With this in mind, here are is one of my best shares to buy now, and some I’d sell.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…Very much not one of my best shares to buy now!It’s hard to think of a more toxic combination than a company carrying huge debt and facing not only extreme near-term cyclical stress, but also long-term structural headwinds. Step forward shopping centres owner Intu Properties, with a gross debt load of £4.7bn.Intu has appointed KPMG to contingency plan for administration, and it’s unsecured debt (which ranks ahead of equity) is trading at just 12p in the pound. This tells me all I need to know about the likely value of equity. The shares are trading at 4p, as I’m writing. I’d sell at any price above a penny.This is one of my best shares to buy nowPrimary Health Properties couldn’t be more different to Intu. It has a strong balance sheet. Largely government-backed income from its modern primary health facilities shields it from external cyclical forces. And there’s a long-term demand story, due to growing and ageing populations.Small wonder PHP has been able to deliver 23 consecutive years of rising dividends. I’m expecting another increase this year – to 5.9p. At a share price of 153p, the prospective yield is 3.9%. The attractive characteristics of the business and its inflation-busting dividend make it one of my best shares to buy now.Swimming nakedBack when the last financial crisis was unfolding, Warren Buffett famously said: “You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out – and what we are witnessing at some of our largest financial institutions is an ugly sight“.The big banks are now subject to much greater regulatory oversight. However, there’s been rapid growth in shadow banking. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) noted last year: “One lesson from history is that when risk is suppressed in one part of the financial system, it often migrates to some other less heavily regulated part“.Two stocks on my sell listWith Buffett and the OBR in mind, two stocks on my ‘sell’ list are Amigo and Funding Circle. Amigo lends at an APR of 49.9% to folk who can’t get a loan anywhere else, but who can find someone foolish enough to act as a guarantor. It’s an increasingly troubled business, with a default rate running at over 30%, a rising tide of mis-selling complaints, and the Financial Conduct Authority crawling all over it.Meanwhile, Funding Circle is a platform that brings together yield-hungry folk who want to lend with small businesses who want to borrow. I’ve long had doubts about the quality of the loan book. I see its recent accreditation to make government-backed coronavirus emergency loans to small businesses as only a temporary cloak. In other words, like Amigo, I reckon there’s a high risk Funding Circle will be revealed to have been swimming naked when the tide goes out. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal respalda a Roca…

first_imgEl Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal respalda a Roca Enhiesta ‘La vieja cruz rugosa’ en la raída bandera de la Iglesia fue la ‘imagen definitoria” de la reunión Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Indigenous Ministries, Executive Council, 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Featured Events El obispo primado Michael Curry predica el 21 de octubre en la iglesia de Cristo en New Brunswick, Nueva Jersey, mientras la Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, escucha. La iglesia está a corta distancia de donde se reúne el Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal. Los miembros del Consejo se unieron a la congregación de la iglesia de Cristo para la eucaristía. A la derecha de Curry se encuentra la bandera de la Iglesia Episcopal que ondeó en el campamento [de protesta] del Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas en Dakota del Norte. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, Nueva Jersey] El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia episcopal pidió el 22 de octubre que los agentes de la fuerza pública “disminuyeran la provocación militar y policial en los campamentos, y en sus cercanías, de los que protestan pacíficamente [contra] el proyecto del Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas”.La petición se produjo en el texto de una resolución que el Consejo aprobó al término de su reunión de tres días aquí. Un resumen de las resoluciones aprobadas por el Consejo se encuentra aquí.La resolución del Consejo sobre el oleoducto de las Dakotas sigue al apoyo brindado por el obispo primado Michael Curry tanto de palabra como en su presencia con los manifestantes.El Rdo. John Floberg, miembro del Consejo y sacerdote supervisor de las iglesias episcopales del lado de Dakota del Norte de [la reserva india de] Roca Enhiesta, dijo el 21 de octubre ante el Comité Permanente Conjunto sobre de Promoción Social e Interconexiones para la Misión que la manera en que se ha llevado a cabo la protesta ha sido “la experiencia más impactante que yo haya tenido en mis 25 años en Roca Enhiesta” Y, sin embargo, él dijo que se había sentido perturbado por las respuestas racistas que la protesta había generado en otros lugares del estado.El ministerio de la Iglesia Episcopal a los que protestaban abrió lo que él llamó “la ventana evangélica del evangelio” entre las iglesias cristianas y los nativoamericanos “versus todo el racismo tan feo que ha suscitado en Dakota del Norte”.El Rdo. John Floberg, miembro del Consejo y proveniente de Dakota del Norte, dice el 21 de octubre ante el comité de Promoción Social e Interconexiones para la Misión que la acción de la Nación Sioux de Roca Enhiesta contra el proyecto del Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas está plagado de tensiones así como lleno de gracia. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Floberg le dijo al comité que la respuesta de la fuerza pública ha sido provocadora y que casi llega a la ley marcial. Dijo haber visto a agentes con sus armas al hombro contra grupos devotos de mujeres y niños que protestaban.“Va a dar lugar a una muerte” si la respuesta no da un paso atrás, afirmó.La resolución del Consejo llama al presidente Barack Obama, al gobernador de Dakota del Norte, a los senadores y representantes de Dakota del Norte, al Departamento de Justicia de EE.UU. y al departamento del alguacil del Condado de Morton a tomar inmediatamente todas las medidas necesarias para disminuir la provocación militar y policial en los campamentos. [La resolución] encomia al Consejo Tribal de los Sioux de Roca Enhiesta y a su jefe y a la tribu sioux del río Cheyenne y a su consejo por su “presencia devota y no violenta”.La resolución encomia también a las diócesis de Dakota del Norte y Dakota del Sur por el apoyo de su liderazgo a la respuesta de la nación sioux “a la intrusión corporativa y gubernamental en su suelo sagrado”; a los asociados ecuménicos e interreligiosos que se han unido al ministerio de la Iglesia Episcopal allí, a la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá y a las diócesis episcopales que han ofrecido apoyo moral y económico.La resolución pide a la Iglesia Episcopal en todos los niveles que apoye devota y económicamente el programado campamento de invierno, el cual, dice, es el “derecho de la nación sioux a la reunión y protesta pacíficas”.“Esta bandera ha ondeado tan orgullosamente” en parte porque fue la única bandera de una iglesia cristiana en el campamento del Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas, en Dakota del Norte, dijo el Rdo. John Floberg a Mark Duffy, archivero canónico de la Iglesia Episcopal, a la derecha, al entregarle la bandera a su cuidado. “Y lamentamos entregarla”, agregó Floberg con la voz quebrada. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.El día de clausura de la reunión, Floberg presentó a los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal con sede en Austin, Texas, la bandera, actualmente raída, de la Iglesia Episcopal que ondeó durante meses en el Oceti Skowin de Dakota del Norte. La bandera, dijo él, fue la única bandera de una Iglesia cristiana entre las 300 banderas de naciones tribales que flamearon sobre el campamento de protesta pacífica.El 21 de octubre, la bandera fue parte de la Santa Eucaristía en la histórica iglesia de Cristo [Christ Church] situada en las inmediaciones. A principio del oficio, la bandera colgaba cerca de una tarja conmemorativa de Abraham Beach, quinto presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, en los primeros años del siglo XIX, y rector de la iglesia de Cristo; y luego, durante la Gran Plegaria Eucarística, la bandera fue llevada al altar.Una de las primeras reuniones organizativas de lo que ahora se conoce como Iglesia Episcopal tuvo lugar en la iglesia de Cristo. Durante una conferencia de prensa en el receso del almuerzo del 22 de octubre, la actual presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, vinculó a esos organizadores con los que ahora ministran en la reserva sioux de Roca Enhiesta.“Fueron realmente valientes, anglicanos progresistas y patriotas tratando de solucionar como ser la Iglesia en un nuevo país de una manera nueva”, dijo ella, yuxtaponiendo sus esfuerzos [de estos fundadores] con los de los miembros de la Iglesia en las Dakotas que están ahora “siendo episcopales de una manera nueva, valerosa y audaz” y que “están tratando de solucionar exactamente lo mismo”.Curry dijo que la bandera episcopal, con lo que ahora es una “vieja cruz rugosa” desecha a la mitad, había estado en el campamento de Oceti Skowin Camp como un “testimonio visible de en lo que consiste la cruz: los brazos extendidos de Jesús que reflejan el amor de Dios y que ahora se extienden hasta llegar a Roca Enhiesta, extendiéndose para que todo el mundo sea tratado como un hijo de Dios, extendiéndose para que nosotros cuidemos de la creación de Dios”.Y, afirmó curry, que “la vieja y gastada bandera episcopal” era la “imagen definitoria” de esta reunión del Consejo y de su labor en torno a la reconciliación racial y la evangelización.Durante la conferencia de prensa del 22 de octubre, Curry dijo que la Iglesia Episcopal asumió una postura respecto al proyecto del Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas no debido a la cuestión de si el petróleo debía usarse o no como una fuente de energía. “El problema aquí es que se tomaron decisiones que afectan adversamente a comunidades nativas —la reserva sioux misma— cuando puede haber otros medios alternativos para llevar a cabo la misma cosa”.La bandera de la Iglesia Episcopal que ondeó sobre el campamento de protesta por el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas se muestra plegada para su traslado a los Archivos de la Iglesia Episcopal en Austin, Texas, junto con unas notas del Rdo. John Floberg sobre su presentación de la bandera. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Las decisiones implicaban si el proceso de evaluación medioambiental se llevó a cabo debidamente y si Estados Unidos respetó los derechos de los sioux como una nación soberana.Curry dijo sentirse contento de que los departamentos federales de Justicia y del Interior, así como el Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de EE.UU., habían ordenado que la construcción se suspendiera a 32 kilómetros al este y a 32 kilómetros al oeste del río Misurí, de manera que esas decisiones podían revisarse. El oleoducto debe pasar por debajo del río, que es la única fuente de agua de la reserva.La participación de la Iglesia Episcopal en la protesta se afianza en su repudio —de 2009— de la Doctrina del Descubrimiento, explicó Curry. “Parte de esta acción fue decir que hemos logrado encontrar maneras de ser más justas y equitativas en la relación con nuestros hermanos y hermanas de las comunidades nativas de nuestro país”, añadió el Obispo Primado.La protesta por el oleoducto, señaló él, es un modo de llamar a las personas a dar un paso atrás y examinar cuál es “la mejor manera, la más sensible y más prudente” de abordar las necesidades energéticas de la nación. Curry enfatizó que él fue a la nación de Roca Enhiesta a petición de los episcopales que participaron en la acción.“Creo realmente que esto no es una cosa de partidos. No es una cosa liberal o conservadora. No es algo republicano o demócrata. Esto es una cosa humana, algo de Jesús que tiene que ver con lo que es justo para todos los hijos de Dios”, apuntó él. “Me complace que nuestro gobierno está tratando de llegar a entender lo que es”El Consejo Ejecutivo se reunió en el Hotel Heldrich en New Brunswick, Nueva Jersey. Otros artículos de ENS sobre la reunión de New Brunswick se encuentran aquí.El Consejo Ejecutivo lleva a cabo los programas y políticas adoptadas por la Convención General, según el Canon I.4 (1). El Consejo está compuesto de 38 miembros, 20 de los cuales (cuatro obispos, cuatro presbíteros o diáconos y 12 laicos) son elegidos por la Convención General, y 18 por los nueve sínodos provinciales (un clérigo y un laico cada uno) por períodos de seis años, además del Obispo Primado y el Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados [que son miembros ex oficio].Además, el vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados, el Secretario, el Director de Operaciones, el Tesorero y Director de Finanzas tienen asiento y voz, pero no voto. – La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Dakota Access Pipeline, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Executive Council October 2016, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 22, 2016 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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WWP sends message of solidarity to Koreans

first_imgThe government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea announced the successful test of its first hydrogen bomb on Jan. 6. It reiterated in a statement that it will never be the first to launch nuclear weapons, pledging to use them in defense only if attacked by nuclear weapons. China and India have made similar no-first-use pledges.However, the United States and its imperialist NATO “partners” have long refused to make such a commitment, arrogating to themselves the right to use nuclear weapons if attacked in any way. On Jan. 10, the U.S. flew a nuclear-capable B-52 bomber and two fighter jets on a low-level flight across south Korea in an open threat to the DPRK.The U.S., since it started the nuclear arms race by dropping two atomic bombs on Japanese cities in 1945, has built 70,000 nuclear warheads. Even with the dismantling of many nukes since the end of the Cold War, the Pentagon continues to keep thousands ready for use. As of January 2014, the official number was 4,650 active warheads and another 2,700 “retired” nuclear weapons not yet dismantled. At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. military occupying south Korea was armed with 950 nuclear warheads. (Brookings Institution)During the 1950-1953 war against socialist north Korea, the U.S. imperialists killed millions of Koreans and leveled cities and towns in the north with “conventional” bombing. The U.S. government still refuses to negotiate a peace treaty that will normalize relations with the DPRK.Given these undisputed facts, it should be obvious to any honest person that the DPRK has every right to develop whatever weapons it needs to defend itself against U.S. aggression.On Jan. 11, Workers World Party in the U.S. sent the following message of solidarity to the Workers’ Party of Korea.WWP reaffirms solidarity with Workers’ Party of KoreaWorkers World Party reaffirms our solidarity and support of the Korean people’s struggle for self-determination and socialist construction, including the right of self-defense in the face of U.S. imperialism’s continued threats and pressures. Media around the world report that the people of the DPRK are celebrating the successful testing of the DPRK’s first hydrogen bomb, and for good reason. No country on earth has suffered more at the hands of U.S. imperialist aggression than the DPRK, yet remained strong, sovereign and united.The ability of the DPRK to march forward with socialist construction, while never for an instant failing to maintain a strong defense, is a living testament to the heroic Korean Revolution led by Marshal Kim Il Sung. The revolution toppled Japanese colonial rule and its local collaborators in the north of the peninsula in 1945, bringing to power the workers, farmers and progressive intellectuals. This amounted to a huge defeat for U.S. imperialism, which had expected to pick up all the pieces of the Japanese empire. Washington actually rearmed Japanese troops in the south to keep control until the Pentagon could send in enough forces to prevent the people there from joining the revolution.It is particularly infuriating to the Western imperialists today that the people of the DPRK are united behind Kim Jong Un and the Workers’ Party of Korea, both of whom represent an unbroken line of leaders committed to the Korean Revolution’s goals of independence, sovereignty and socialist construction.We demand: U.S. sign a peace treaty with the DPRK and get out of Korea! No to sanctions and military threats! Long live the worldwide struggle of workers and oppressed peoples against racism, class oppression and imperialist war!Larry HolmesFirst SecretaryWorkers World PartyFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

153 journalists killed in four years in Iraq – what if it were France ?

first_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more to go further Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News A total of 153 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war on 19March 2003. In a demonstration today, Reporters Without Borders activists brandished the photos of 153 leadingFrench journalists to help the public in France and abroad appreciate the impact this war has had on the mediain Iraq. February 15, 2021 Find out more To help the public in France and abroad appreciate the plight of the media in Iraq, they brandished the portraits of 153 leading French journalists and unfurled a banner that said: “153 journalists killed in four years in Iraq – what if it were France?”Four years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the toll of media deaths continues to mount. Iraq has become the world’s most dangerous country for the press. Eighty-three per cent of the 153 journalists and media assistants killed there so far have been Iraqi nationals. No journalist is safe anywhere, whether in Baghdad or Kurdistan. They are most often murdered as they leave their home or office.According to Reporters Without Borders’ Iraq correspondent, when a journalist fails to show up for work, his friends and colleagues immediately check the morgue. The victims include journalists from all sorts of news media but most of them are Iraqi public media employees, who are seen as working for a government identified with the United States. Others are targeted for working for news media linked with a particular religious group or political party.Abductions of journalists are on the increase. A total of 64 media workers have been kidnapped since March 2003. Seventeen of them were executed by their captors. There is no word on the fate of 11 others. In the 11 and a half months since Iraqi reporter Reem Zeid and her colleague Marwan Khazaal of Sumariya TV, a local station, were kidnapped on 1 February 2006, her abductors have never contacted her family or employer. News RSF_en center_img IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Follow the news on Iraq Help by sharing this information March 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 153 journalists killed in four years in Iraq – what if it were France ? Almost four years to the day after the start of the war in Iraq in March 2003, Reporters Without Borders gathered 153 activists and volunteers at the Human Rights Square in Paris today to represent the 153 journalists and media assistants killed in Iraq since the start of the war. Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Newslast_img read more

If China really considers web surveillance “against human rights”, why does it continue to spy on journalists?

first_img Receive email alerts News Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom to go further Organisation ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses United Nations PHOTO AFP News ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses United Nations News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Help by sharing this information center_img According to China’s mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency, the Chinese special representative at the UN’s Human Rights Council, Liu Hua, stated on March 5th that electronic surveillance is a “violation of human rights,” especially with respect to “privacy” and “free speech.” This unusual statement came just days after a Chinese cybersecurity company reportedly uncovered an 11-year long CIA electronic surveillance campaign against Chinese interests.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the hypocritical stance taken by the Beijing regime and calls for an end to surveillance on journalists and their sources, which it has been practicing on a massive scale within its borders and also in the world.“The Beijing regime shows outrageous hypocrisy in pretending that it is interested in human rights while in practice it tramples them on a daily basis,” says Cédric Alviani, the head of Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) East Asia desk, who pointed out that “Beijing’s Internet surveillance policy poses a serious threat to journalists and their sources.”China leads the world in mass electronic surveillance and is expected to reach an unprecedented ratio of one CCTV camera for every two people by 2022. Chinese-style surveillance is becoming a global threat as this technology, which includes artificial intelligence and facial recognition, is sold to a growing number of countries.In a report titled “China’s Pursuit of a New World Media Order” published last year, RSF revealed Beijing’s strategy to control information beyond its borders, a project that poses a threat to press freedom throughout the world.China is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en March 12, 2020 – Updated on March 19, 2020 If China really considers web surveillance “against human rights”, why does it continue to spy on journalists? Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists As a senior Chinese official denounced web surveillance as “against human rights,” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces the hypocritical stance taken by the Beijing regime and calls for an end to surveillance on journalists and their sources. June 7, 2021 Find out more News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Sounds yummy! Chocolate for a good cause

first_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter What: Chocolate Decadence.When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Feb. 9.Where: Midland Horseshoe Pavillion.Find out more: http://www.aphasiawtx.org/chocolate-decadence or 699-1261. WhatsApp Local NewsEntertainment Sounds yummy! Chocolate for a good cause Aphasia West TexasChocolate DecadenceIt’s not quite Valentine’s Day but it’s a chance to sample delicious goodies and all for a good cause.Chocolate Decadence 2018 “Phantom of the Opera” will raise funds for the Aphasia Center of West Texas. This year’s presenting sponsor is the West Texas National Bank.“We are so proud to endorse the Aphasia Center because we’ve seen the way the people they help find hope, friends, and a renewed quality of life in spite of aphasia. We hope you will join in this easy, fun way to sustain this needed resource,” Keith Moore, West Texas National Bank CEO, said on the group’s website.Costumes are welcome but not required for the event that offers West Texans a chance to sample delicious desserts as well as a delicious meal. Marion Bryant is this year’s chair. The event raises about 40 percent of the Center’s annual operating expenses.There will be Valentine shopping, a live auction and decadent desserts.The event is scheduled at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at Midland’s Horseshoe Arena.The event is hosted by the Center’s staff with the help of a group of volunteers. The concept, developed by Cece Brune, is centered around, decadent chocolate, Valentine’s Day, and love; not necessarily in that orderSome things to know:Valet parking is available. Upon arrival, the volunteer event staff will help you check in and locate your table. Also, watch for servers carting trays of bubbly. They can be found near the entrance.Photos with the phantom. Organizers say he’s handsome, he’s in costume, and he’s available for a photo.Shopping. There’s something for everyone at a wide variety of price points (starting at $5). Organizers said 15 percent of sales will go to the Aphasia Center.Silent auction. Place a bid on a dozen wine- and whiskey-themed high-end gifts.Glass chocolate raffle. For a $100 donation, donors are entered into a raffle for airfare, hotel, and two tickets to a Broadway play (with several options to choose from). This package also includes a pre-show dinner with one of the actors. The first 100 ticket-buyers receive a collectible, hand-blown glass chocolate.Live auction. Bid on one-of-a-kind extravagant items including trips, catered dinners/parties, fine jewelry, and more. Visit the Chocolate Decadence page of the Aphasia Center website to read about item details prior to the event (http://www.aphasiawtx.org/chocolate-decadence/live-auction-packages).Dinner and fun. The evening begins with live entertainment at a 6 p.m. cocktail hour that includes savory meats, vegetables, and other hearty meal-worthy items. At 7 p.m., the unveiling of the decadent desserts and more savories.If You Go Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration Previous articleHeart day opens in AlpineNext articleOC president honored as Citizen of the Year admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – February 2, 2018 center_img Facebook Pinterest Home Local News Entertainment Sounds yummy! Chocolate for a good cause Aphasia is a communication impairment, typically caused by a stroke.  Aphasia affects a person’s expression and understanding of language as well as their ability to read and write. Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s Midessa Music Fest is in July What is Aphasia WhatsApp Fruit Salad to Die ForCreamy Fruit SaladFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay last_img read more