Ofgem to review cost of plugging into National Grid

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Canadian MP to reintroduce single event betting bill

first_imgLegal & compliance Regions: Canada 4th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Canadian MP to reintroduce single event betting bill Tags: Canada Should the bill pass into law, Canadians would be able to place bets on single games or events – a campaign backed by a number of leading operators in the country, including provincial lottery operator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and media business Score Media and Gaming (theScore). The bill seeks to repeal paragraph 207(4)(b) of Canada’s Criminal Code, under which consumers are only permitted to place bets on at least three games or more, meaning that a wager on a single match or event is illegal. Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting regulation A bill that would repeal existing laws and make it legal for Canadians to wager on single sporting events is to be reintroduced into the country’s parliament. Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Responding to the reintroduction of the legislation, theScore chief executive John Levy welcomed the announcement, reiterating its support for the bill and to open up more wagering opportunities for Canadians. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sponsored by Conservative Member of Parliament Kevin Waugh, C-218, which is also known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, was first introduced in February this year. Email Addresslast_img read more

I like these 3 shares that are still paying dividends to investors

first_img Over £18bn of UK dividends have been axed so far this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. For investors looking for dividends, the pool of companies to choose from is shrinking. But there are some companies that I think will keep paying out to shareholders.The share combining growth and incomeThrough buying shares in Moneysupermarket (LSE: MONY) now, an investor buys a share that combines income with long-term growth potential. The shares could shoot up once the stock market recovers from the coronavirus crash.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…The comparison group has pulled its full-year guidance but reiterated plans to pay its final dividend, despite Covid-19 starting to impact trading.Following strong full-year results, I’m confident there’s growth potential in the business. For the year ending December 2019, pre-tax profit rose to £116m from £106.9m in 2018, with revenue up 9% at £388.4m. The dividend yield including special dividends is over 6%.The group is on the lookout for a new chief executive. That is both a risk and an opportunity, depending on who is appointed. I think that given the business is performing well, it’s likely an opportunity for new thinking and energy at the top of the firm. This could be a boost.The defensive FTSE 100 shareIn a volatile market like the current one, owning a utility such as Severn Trent (LSE: SVT) is a smart way to minimise the ups and downs. Defensive shares have tended to perform better during the biggest dips in the market. With so much uncertainty around what will happen next with coronavirus, it could be a good strategy to have defensive shares.The shares yield around 4.4%. The growth in the dividend tends to be steady and dividend cover is above 1.5. This tells me that the dividend has a reasonable chance of being sustained. Severn Trent has predictable earnings and that also helps management navigate through turbulent waters such as these.I wouldn’t expect spectacular growth from Severn Trent when markets recover. What I would expect though is it to fall less in a bear market and grow steadily in a bull market. To me this makes it a good share to own.The one that cut its dividend before the crisisSomewhat fortuitously, Vodafone (LSE: VOD) had already had to cut its dividend 40% last year. That lessens the risk of a further cut unless earnings fall dramatically. Giving some further confidence to investors is the fact the telecoms giant recently made it onto a list of shares Morgan Stanley reckons are less likely to suspend dividends.Even at this new reduced rate, Vodafone yield is well over 6%. Management won’t want to cut the dividend in consecutive years.The Vodafone share price is now at a level not seen even during the 2008 recession. I think in many ways, especially given it’s still paying a dividend, that makes it too cheap to ignore. Better still, the group is performing well, especially in some emerging markets in Africa for example.The telecoms industry faces challenges for sure, but overall, I think it’s worth investing in Vodafone for its yield. I like these 3 shares that are still paying dividends to investors Andy Ross | Thursday, 9th April, 2020 | More on: MONY SVT VOD Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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Andy Ross owns shares in Moneysupermarket.com. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Moneysupermarket.com. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

First Latina dean inspires through leadership, strong faith

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell is the first Latina dean in the Episcopal Church. She was installed as dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut, in February. Photo: Amanda Trahan[Episcopal News Service] Remembering the sounds of traditional Anglican hymns accompanied with merengue beats transport the Very Rev. Miguelina “Lina” Howell back to the Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic, where her fire for ministry was ignited.Howell remembers as a child the joy of participating in church and hearing the beautiful worship music. A lifelong Episcopalian, she watched her parents serve as lay leaders in their church and was inspired to get involved too. At 8 years old, she became an acolyte and was an “honorary” member of the church altar guild. Her father was the sexton of their church and together they would arrive early on Sunday mornings to set up the altar.“A long-lasting impact of my time serving in the Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic was the opportunity to experience the profound sense of joy and commitment of lay leaders as they fully engaged in God’s mission in their communities and the vibrant nature of the ministry of Episcopal schools across the diocese,” said Howell, who last February became the first Hispanic woman called to serve as a cathedral dean in the Episcopal Church.Howell became the 10th dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut, in February.A life-altering experience 26 years ago confirmed Howell’s calling to the priesthood. At 16 years old, she attended a youth event at Misión Santa Cruz, an Episcopal church in the Province of San Pedro de Marcorís, and saw a woman celebrating the Eucharist for the first time.“It was the most relevant ‘aha’ moment of my life,” she said. “When I saw the Rev. Margarita Santana, the first female ordained to the priesthood in the Dominican Republic, behind the altar, it was clear to me that serving God’s people as an ordained minister was possible for me as well.”This moment of discernment shaped everything that followed, from Howell’s decision to study clinical psychology to attending seminary. A few years later, she was appointed to serve as youth ministry coordinator for Province IX, and in 1997, she represented the pre-Lambeth young adult gathering in England. She also received a degree in theology from Centro de Estudios Teologicos in Santo Domingo and her license as a clinical psychologist from Universidad Pedro Henriquez in the Dominican Republic.Howell was ordained to the diaconate in 2002 and to the priesthood in 2003. She served first in the Dominican Republic, planting two churches and a school and working with youth. She also was elected twice to fill vacancies on the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council.Miguelina Howell meets Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey. Photo: Courtesy of Miguelina HowellIn 2008, her life took a big turn: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Patterson, New Jersey, invited her to serve as associate rector. Accepting the call meant leaving behind her country and her home, and making a new life in the United States. Not only did she have to leave her family, but she also had to minister in English, which was not her first language. This was one of her biggest challenges, she said. She was also dating her now-husband Daniel Howell, an American, so love also played a role in her move, she said.“I came to this country with a whole lot of faith, two suitcases and a box of books, trusting God’s will in my life. I experienced a significant amount of inner peace about the decision to explore new territory away from my homeland,” she said. “At times, it was challenging for my family and friends to understand my choice and I am thankful they supported me throughout my transition and beyond.”Now at 40 years old, she is the first Hispanic woman dean in the Episcopal Church.Her position has inspired other Latinos in the Episcopal Church including the Rev. Anthony Guillén, the Episcopal Church’s officer for Latino and Hispanic ministries.“We have been ordaining women for 40 years and even at this stage, the church (hierarchy) is predominately male … so for a woman to be a dean of a cathedral is a big thing, and the fact that she is the first Latina dean of a cathedral, the two things together are a real code of pride for the people from the Dominican Republic who saw her grow up and saw her leadership. … They are very proud of her and those of us Latinos in the church are proud of her,” said Guillén.Christ Church Cathedral invited Howell to serve as vicar in 2013. During that time, the church was between deans and was looking for a dean who could help serve their new Latino community and the parish.Miguelina Howell with the 24th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Edmond Lee Browning, now deceased, and his wife Patti.The cathedral was studying how to become a 21st-century cathedral and wanted a dean that could help lead this new vision, said the Rev. Timothy Hodapp, an associate priest and the Diocese of Connecticut’s canon for mission collaboration. Howell’s youth, her ability to communicate strongly in both English and Spanish, her gift of understanding people and bringing them together, and her extensive experience in ministry and strong faith were qualities that made her an excellent candidate for the position.“Her greatest strength is that she is a believer in Jesus Christ and she has the heart of a priest,” said Hodapp.She has already made an impact with her leadership: She has reached out to surrounding schools, other denominational churches and local officials including the mayor’s office to find out how they can all work together, he said.Howell recognizes the significance of her historic position and hopes to inspire other women to ordained ministry; however, she said her main focus is being a child of God who is willing and ready to serve.“For me it’s not about my gender or ethnicity, it’s about the God-given gifts bestowed upon me as a child of God to serve God’s mission at Christ Church Cathedral and the larger Episcopal Church,” she said. “Being a woman and a Latina are aspects of my identity that I cherish and I do recognize how those aspects enrich my ministry and allow me to serve God’s ever changing, multicultural church in a unique way.“This has been the most exciting 10 months of my ministry in the United States. … Every day is a new day.  God is doing a new thing in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and I am blessed to be part of it.”– Erica Tricarico is a bilingual multimedia journalist from Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Tampa, FL December 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm We are grateful that The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell has recorded the Anglican History course for Academia Ecuménica de Liderazgo (Ecumenical Lay Leadership Academy). ¡Muchas gracias! Thank you for your courage, strength, and perseverance before adversity, Miguelina. Thanks too for your support, your commitment, and your generous and kind heart. You are an inspiration to many. Let us remain in prayer for God’s help and blessings in all things.Eduardo Solomón RiveraCoordinator, Academia Ecuménica de Liderazgo (TEC)Managing Editor, EfM LatinxForma Board Member Vivian M. Varela says: December 16, 2016 at 3:23 pm We are so blessed to have Lina as the Dean of our Cathedral! She is an inspiration to all as we seek new ways to participate in God’s mission here in Connecticut and beyond. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By Erica TricaricoPosted Dec 16, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL PJcabbiness says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT December 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm Felicidades Dean Miguelina! This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Eduardo Solomón Rivera says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH December 16, 2016 at 3:47 pm Congratulations and felicitations and … many, many blessings, Dean Miguelina! I know the Cathedral well from my days as Rector of St John’s, North Haven (1974-88). Dean Steve Gushee invited us to preside at the daily Eucharist in the Chapel of the Cathedral once a month. I always enjoyed doing that and have been inspired to try it here at our Cathedral (Trinity, Portland, OR). I don’t think it would work, however; and it’s sad! Still I’m delighted to hear about your appointment and am especially taken with English being your second language. Spanish is sort of my “second language,” but not at all adept in it, except for presiding, preaching and occasionally (with lots of help) conversing! Bless you! Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY December 17, 2016 at 5:31 pm Miguelina,It was a joy serving with you at Nuevo Amanecer and sharing a FB friendship. Not only do you inspire many, you are a loving, spiritual woman who is a true blessing to the Church.May you have many years of joy-filled service. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Women’s Ministry Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Maureen-Elizabeth Hagen says: Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Fr Phillip Ayers says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME December 21, 2016 at 7:13 pm Good job. Great story. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Rt. Rev. Ian T. 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Saracens go out as Racing Metro win at Vicarage Road

first_imgWednesday Dec 15, 2010 Saracens go out as Racing Metro win at Vicarage Road By now youve probably already watched the now infamous Brendan Venter interview from the weekend. This is the Heineken Cup game that preceded the theatrics, as Racing Metro beat Saracens 24-12 at Vicarage Road.It was the third straight defeat for Saracens, who now have no chance of qualifying for the quarter finals of the highly competitive tournament. The two sides will meet again on Friday night, this time in Paris, but it will be somewhat of a dead rubber unfortunately.Things could have been different though if not for a few blunders and somewhat of an injury crisis. Venter, who kept mum to Sky Sports directly after the game, later heaped praise on some of the youngsters that have come through for the club.“The Heineken Cup is a magnificent competition, one that gives you the chance to test yourselves against the very best in Europe. Once again we’ve witnessed how our young players have stepped up to the mark, a testament to many years of hard work by our academy staff,” he said.Since the game, Venter has been warned by the ERC over his future conduct in interviews.“ERC would like to point out that it expects key representatives of clubs participating in its tournaments to engage with the media in a co-operative and respectful manner. It is therefore disappointed by Mr Venter’s approach throughout the interview,” a statement read.“ERC has asked Saracens to confirm that Mr Venter will not adopt the same approach, or one in anyway similar, when giving media interviews before or after Friday’s Heineken Cup Pool 3 game between Racing Metro 92 and Saracens.”Martin Gillingham, the man behind the mic for that interview, has since said that he had no idea what was going on. “You know how it goes, at the time you’re listening but it doesn’t sink in because of the adrenaline. I thought it was a bit strange, and when we stopped, I turned around and saw the dropped jaws. Then it sank in,” the Sky Sports commentator said.You can watch that interview here, and highlights from the match below.Three cheers for Sireli Bobo. Very good. Very good. :: Related posts :: Brendan Venter’s bizarre interview after loss to Racing Metro ADVERTISEMENT 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. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? Saracens go out as Racing Metro win at Vicarage Road | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Growing from Good to Great: Positioning Your Fund-raising Efforts for Big Gains

first_imgGrowing from Good to Great: Positioning Your Fund-raising Efforts for Big Gains AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Hedge Funds Care UK gala raises £250,000

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 13 December 2010 | News Hedge Funds Care UK’s fifth annual fundraising gala has raised £250,000 for charities working with abused children in the UK.More than 400 hedge fund industry professionals gathered at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London at the event hosted by the patron of the charity, Esther Rantzen OBE. Comedian Alistair McGowan provided the cabaret and the auction, featuring items such a signed Status Quo guitar and a luxury holiday in Barbados, was conducted by Lord Jeffrey Archer.Hedge Funds Care UK has raised over £1 million through its annual gala events and numerous summer and cultural events held over the last five years.www.hedgefundscare.org Hedge Funds Care UK gala raises £250,000 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

2013 GSK IMPACT Awards offer core funding and free training for health charities

first_img2013 GSK IMPACT Awards offer core funding and free training for health charities The 2013 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards are now open for applications. These awards provide funding and leadership training for health charities.They are given to reward charities that are “doing excellent work to improve people’s health”. To be eligible organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, and have an annual income between £10,000 and £1.5 million.Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at £4,000. This year’s winners received training covering leadership skills, strategic planning, health policy and commissioning, evaluation, financial management and governance, human resource management, using new media, presentation skills, collaborations and social enterprise.The closing date for applications is 21 September 2012.www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 3 July 2012 | News  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Fundinglast_img read more

Chavismo trains social movement leaders to defend Caracas

first_imgTeruggi is an Argentine journalist living in Caracas. This article appeared June 1 in pagina12. Translated by Michael Otto.June 1 — A defensive wall is surrounding Caracas. Over 10 days, some 1,700 men and women have received defense training. The goal is to reach 100,000 by October, with training centers in 22 parishes [neighborhoods] to cover the 117 territorial hubs in the capital and assure that the city becomes a swamp that can swallow up any attempted coups.  The first training site is located south of the city in Macarao. It was in Macarao where the right wing burned the headquarters of a communal organization on April 30, while cameras were all focused on Juan Guaidó, Leopoldo López and the handful of members of the military in their failed coup. Leaders of social movements and Chavista grassroots organizations, including people of every age group, took part in this training day.This is the first time they have put their hands on a rifle or learned techniques for territorial reconnaissance. No one forced them to come; they are ordinary people from organized neighborhoods. They are living the day-to-day struggle that has been transformed into a battle for gas,  transportation and controlled prices.The training has various elements: learning how to make maps of the neighborhood, mobilizing with weapons, doing physical exercises, and learning about first aid, evacuation and self-defense. The instructors are members of the Bolivarian Militia, the body made up of more than 2.5 million women and men, the backbone of the so-called Doctrine of Comprehensive Defense of the Nation. The leaders of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) are in the vanguard of the political leadership of the training plan. “Caracas is a city of peace, a city of life, and we are going to defend it with the organization of our people, the civil-military union, and with the preparation and knowledge that we are developing in this effort of comprehensive training,” explains Erika Farías. She is the mayor of the Municipality of the Liberator of Caracas and a member of the leadership of the PSUV and the Francisco de Miranda Front.Unified defense plan involves massesThe training exercises include several organizations: the PSUV, the allied parties [Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) and the Free Homeland Party (PPL)], the social and communal movements and the members of the Constituent National Assembly. The exercises have three objectives. First, organization of defense through the design and execution of a plan in a unified manner among the different participants, in order to form a nucleus in each territory. Second, to carry out the exercises as such. Third, the productive effort, where the objective is that each of the 22 parishes will have a center for training and food production.Colonel Boris Iván Berroterán de Jesús, commander of the Area of Comprehensive Defense 414 Caricuao, explains: “All Venezuelans have co-responsibility in the defense of the homeland, as it is written in article 326 of the Constitution. It is not only a question of arms.  We are going to create a very important logistical chain. There must be eight or nine people in the rear for each combatant who is trained here; the instruction must be continuous; and all components must be ready for the comprehensive defense in each territory.” The training is intended to respond to two principal possible scenarios of conflict. The first is well-known; it concerns the actions that the right wing carried out in 2013, 2014, 2017 and at the beginning of this year. These consisted of attacks on PSUV and commune offices, health and child care centers, and on Chavista leaders, as well as provocative night actions and attempts to create chaos in working-class areas. The right wing has been infiltrating and hiring armed groups for several years in order to challenge daily life in the working-class neighborhoods and to deploy in times of attack.The second scenario involves one that the government has condemned: the possibility that the right wing may attempt to use mercenary forces composed of various agents, such as paramilitaries, criminal gangs and private contractors. In that situation, Caracas’ regions — whose overpopulated hills look like labyrinths whose paths are stairs and balconies — could be a battleground for the irregular forces. The organized people must be prepared to spot enemy movements and know how to act to stop them.What is to come: dialogue or combat?The training plan in Caracas advances hand-in-hand with the central commitment Chavismo has made since January: to carry out dialogue with the opposition in order to reach an agreement. The first attempts at dialogue occurred secretly for months. During the past two weeks, talks in Oslo, Norway’s capital, have been public.Chavismo has demonstrated unity around the search for dialogue and has affirmed that it will insist on reaching an agreement. The opposition, on the other hand, has been divided on the matter. One sector is involved in the attempt at dialogue, like the representatives of Juan Guaidó acting under U.S. orders and joined by the Un Nuevo Tiempo [A New Time] party.But another sector has insisted there is no longer anything to talk about or negotiate. That group clings to the argument that they can only get rid of Chavismo through an act of international force. To this end, for example, they work publicly on the fictional [goal of] reinserting Venezuela into the Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance via the National Assembly. The U.S. government, for its part, publicly maintains that any solution depends on the departure of [President] Nicolás Maduro, and has returned to supporting Guaidó through Vice President Mike Pence. The question that has been around since the beginning of Guaidó’s self-proclamation is how far is the United States willing to go?While those are the public debates, what is being prepared behind closed doors? The right wing, following the U.S. plan — and depending on its financing — has already carried out violent actions during the days surrounding Guaidó’s self-proclamation [as president] at the end of January. The rightists attempted to forcefully enter from Colombia on Feb. 23, unleashed attacks on the electric power grid, and attempted a political-military coup at dawn on April 30. What if they aren’t yet willing to agree on a process in Oslo that does not concede Maduro’s exit? Chavismo has to prepare for all possible scenarios. Caracas is the epicenter of the Bolivarian Revolution’s power that the coup forces seek to overthrow.  So Chavismo is consequently preparing on the front lines for any further attacks around and within the city.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Eritrea’s exile journalists appeal to international community

first_img Related documents remembering_black_september_12-2.pdfPDF – 161.92 KB EritreaAfrica RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision April 14, 2021 Find out more September 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Eritrea’s exile journalists appeal to international community Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case RSF_en EritreaAfrica News Follow the news on Eritrea News Reports The Association of Eritrean Journalists in Exile (AEJE), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, issued a press release on 18 September to mark the 11th anniversary of the Eritrean government’s closure of the country’s privately-owned media and the start of a wave of arrests of many of its journalists.The release calls on the European Union and United Nations to enforce the sanctions on Eritrean government officials. It also calls on the International Criminal Court to “pay a particular attention” to President Issaias Afeworki, who is classified as a “Predator of Press Freedom” by Reporters Without Borders.Read the AEJE press release in English: The political purge that President Afeworki launched on 18 September 2001 transformed Eritrea into a totalitarian country by jailing reformists and journalists and ending media independence.The country he rules with an iron hand is now Africa’s biggest prison for journalists and the fourth biggest in the world, after China, Iran and Syria. It has been ranked last in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the past five years.Last month, Reporters Without Borders revealed that three of the journalists who were arrested in September and October 2001 died in the course of the past few years because of the appalling conditions in Eiraeiro, the prison camp where they were being held. Four others previously suffered the same fate or committed suicide in the prison.Find out more about freedom of information in Eritrea.See the list of journalists imprisoned in Eritrea.Photo Isaias Afewerki (Reuters / Ho New) Help by sharing this information Organisation January 13, 2021 Find out more Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Receive email alerts to go further News October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more