Chams Plc HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgChams Plc (CHAMS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chams Plc (CHAMS.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChams Plc provides enterprise technology solutions for identity management and transaction payments to the public and private sectors in Nigeria. The company builds robust, secure and adaptable platforms to facilitate identity management, identity transactions and verification systems. Established in 1985, Chams Plc has executed identification and verification projects for major institutions including INEC, NCC, NHIS, PeNCOM, ICAN, Customs, Nigeria Air Force, NAHCO, Head of Service of the Federation as well as government departments and private education institutions. The company has also handled identity management and transaction payments for the governing bodies of the states of Osun, Anambra, Ogun, Adamawa, Benue and Oyo. Chams Plc handled the execution and deployment of identity management solutions for the Bank Verification Project which was a multi-million dollar initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Banker’s Committee. It was the first banking industry biometrics identity matching solution in the global financial markets. Chams Plc is the front end partner to the national Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). Other notable accolades include pioneering Nigeria’s first payment card scheme, Valucard; and is the first homegrown company in Nigeria to be listed in the Guinness Book of Records for setting up the mega ChamsCity Digital Mall. Chams Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Residentes del Condado de Montgomery con la esperanza de recibir…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Por Paulette E. MartinPosted Apr 29, 2016 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Aunque la mayor parte del agua ha retrocedido, los residentes del Condado de Montgomery se enfrentan ahora a una dura realidad después de las inundaciones históricas que devastaron el área  metropolitana de Houston la semana pasada— muchos tienen casas inhabitables y otros no cuentan con la ayuda federal de FEMA.Más de 13 pulgadas de lluvia cayeron en seis horas y en algunos lugares cayeron más de 16. Más de siete muertes han sido confirmados durante la inundación del mes de abril.  El suelo saturado significa que la lluvia continua siendo una amenaza para más inundaciones. Funcionarios diocesanos mandaron inmediatamente equipos de atención espiritual a las zonas afectadas para visitar a las víctimas y repartir tarjetas de regalo. El Archidiácono Russ Oechsel y el Rvdo. Canónigo Michael Bamberger, un coordinador de la preparación de desastres con Episcopal Relief and Development continúan evaluando las necesidades y trabajarán en un plan de largo plazo para ayudar con los esfuerzos de recuperación.Las calles en los vecindarios de Timber Lakes y Timber Ridge en la ciudad de The Woodlands parecen una zona de desastre con colchones, muebles y placas de yeso apilados fuera de las casas.El olor a moho impregna el aire en las calles y rastros del alto nivel de agua todavía son evidentes en el exterior de las casas—para algunas residencias llegó a nivel de la cintura.Las fuertes lluvias e inundaciones afectaron a aproximadamente 280 residencias en el condado de Montgomery. El Presidente Barak Obama emitió una declaración de desastre para los condados de Harris, Grimes, Parker y Fayette permitiendo a los residentes de esos condados ser elegibles para asistencia de FEMA, pero el condado de Montgomery, donde se encuentran muchos hogares afectados, no fue incluido en esta lista.La iglesia Trinity, The Woodlands y otras iglesias de la Diócesis de Texas están trabajando con Episcopal Relief and Development para desarrollar un programa de recuperación a largo plazo, y también tratan de ampliar la conciencia para quienes necesitan ayuda en el Condado de Montgomery.Aunque el condado de Montgomery fue incluido en la declaración del estado del gobernador Greg Abbott como zona de desastre, Bamberger, quien también es rector de la iglesia Ascensión en Sierra Madre, California, cree que los residentes todavía tienen la oportunidad de ser incluidos en la declaración de FEMA.“Las declaraciones pueden ser modificadas todo el tiempo… Cuando se dan cuenta que varios residentes afectados han llamado a FEMA y se registraron, eso va a poner más presión sobre ellos”, dijo Bamberger. “Descubran quienes son los encargados del condado y también déjenles saber que necesitan su ayuda”.Carlos Rincón Gallardo, residente del vecindario Timber Lakes perdió casi todas sus pertenencias. La noche de la tormenta, regresó a la cama cuando se fue la luz, sólo para despertar con altos niveles de agua dentro de su casa.“Habíamos perdido la electricidad… así que decidí volver a la cama”, dijo Gallardo. “Cuando toqué el suelo estaba mojado. Desperté a mi esposa, a todos. Tuve la oportunidad de sacar los coches. No más de seis minutos pasaron y el agua me llegaba hasta aquí (señala a la cintura). Tengo un bebé. Cuando salí de mi casa, yo estaba sosteniendo al bebé (sube sus brazos en el aire) y seguía lloviendo. Nosotros sólo logramos salvar nuestros coches y eso fue todo “.A pesar de perder casi todo después de haber sido inundado tres veces, Gallardo afirma que está bendecido, y le ofrece consejos a otras víctimas.“Obtenga un seguro a través de FEMA si usted sabe de antemano que está viviendo en un área propensa a las inundaciones. O no permanezca en una casa que podría inundarse. Es mejor vivir en otro lugar. Quizás sea un poquito más caro o no sea tan bonito, pero no vale la pena perder todo por vivir en esa casa”, advirtió Gallardo.Otras organizaciones también se han asociado con la iglesia Trinity para ayudar. Missy Herndon, Presidenta y CEO de Interfaith of The Woodlands y de Interfaith Community Clinic dijo que el objetivo de la organización es evaluar las necesidades y proporcionar la ayuda.“Vamos de puerta a puerta y entregamos información sobre nuestra organización para que la gente sepa lo que hacemos”, dice Herndon. “Hasta ahora hemos colocado 17 personas en refugios y hemos ayudado a 30 familias.”Interfaith of The Woodlands tendrá un “Día de Compras” en el Centro Comunitario del Sur del Condado para darle a las víctimas la oportunidad de escoger todo lo que necesiten: pañales, sábanas, toallas y ropa. El evento se llevará a cabo el viernes 29 de abril a partir de 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.La mayoría de las iglesias episcopales en las zonas inundadas sufrieron pérdidas menores. Algunas tuvieron filtraciones de agua y daños en el techo. Uno de nuestros clérigos tuvo que ser rescatado por kayak a las 4 a.m. y su iglesia se inundó. Otras iglesias respondieron rápidamente a los feligreses que necesitaban ayuda y continúan con esta misión.La Diócesis Episcopal de Texas también ha creado una cuenta de donaciones para ayudar con necesidades a medida que se evalúan.La iglesia Santa María, Cypress está organizando jornadas de trabajo para las personas de todas las edades y ayudar a sus vecinos en la limpieza de escombros, muebles, preparando sándwiches, asistencia, y, sobre todo, con la oración y un lugar seguro para que todos sean bienvenidos. También estarán repartiendo las tarjetas de regalo de Wal-Mart. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Residentes del Condado de Montgomery con la esperanza de recibir ayuda de FEMA después de las tormentas catastróficas 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

‘Baby giraffe’ Dean Mumm talks about THAT fend and how it’s all he’s remembered for

first_imgTuesday Jun 23, 2020 ‘Baby giraffe’ Dean Mumm talks about THAT fend and how it’s all he’s remembered for There have been some almighty fends in international and domestic rugby over the years, but what Dean Mumm did to Marcell Coetzee in 2012 must be up there with the most outrageous ever seen. ADVERTISEMENTThat Sydney clash between the Waratahs and the Sharks was memorable for a number of reasons. It was a high scoring game, with the home side ‘Tahs edging the Sharks 34-30 after coming from behind.It was also the match that saw Adam Ashley-Cooper cartwheel over the advertising hoardings.Late in the game, Wallabies lock Mumm charged down the right wing, beating one then sticking out the big left arm to protect himself against the challenge of Coetzee. It worked out well for him as Coetzee had – for some reason – leapt high on the 1.96m second rower.The rest is history, proving a highlights clip that will continue to be played over and over again for many years to come.In this enjoyable segment from a few years back, Mumm chatted to Sean Maloney about that moment.ADVERTISEMENT“Every time I look at it, I think how awkward I look. I feel like I look like a baby giraffe trying to stand up for the first time,” he said. We don’t disagree.Watch the incident in full HD in the video below. Has there eve been a better fend? Let us know in the comments Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

Cloud House in Changtian Village / UM

first_img “COPY” Mu Photographs CopyHouses•Lishui, China Year:  2018 ArchDaily “COPY” Projects Architects: UM Area Area of this architecture project Cloud House in Changtian Village / UMSave this projectSaveCloud House in Changtian Village / UMSave this picture!© Che Liu+ 23Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share CopyAbout this officeUMOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLishuiYunhe CountyChinaPublished on March 05, 2019Cite: “Cloud House in Changtian Village / UM” 04 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?长田云居 / UM是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Che LiuRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Cloud House is located in Changtian Village, Yunhe County, Zhejiang Province, and is on the south side of the Wooden Toy Industrial Park.Save this picture!© Che LiuUM has focused on designing a house that faces the south as much as possible and introducing sunlight into the entire interior space, making it the best place to live. At the same time, UM has got inspiration from wooden toys, taking “Building Blocks” as a design prototype to express its understanding of “the City of Wooden Toys” and to pay tribute to the traditional wooden toys culture with this modernist architecture.Save this picture!© Che LiuUM has created an overall architectural image through the superposition and misalignment of three blocks with different functional attributes. Save this picture!GIFThe first floor serves as a shared space. The living room facing the north and south courtyards is a visual starting point, passing through the porch and stairs, the restaurant with independent Chinese and Western kitchen is the end of vision. The second floor serves as a living space. The two living suites are equipped with a study, cloakroom and independent bathroom, and they share a balcony of 18 metres long on the southern side. The top floor is the owner’s private office and living space.  The studio with its own patio and the independent suite with a gym establishes an outdoor space connection through the L-shaped terrace, and the northern courtyard has a spiral staircase to reach the roof.Save this picture!© Che LiuThe stone used on the external wall of the first floor is selected from waste materials produced in the local granite factory, and then the waste materials are utilised by local traditional craftsmen to completed the masonry. The stones are randomly arranged to form a natural beauty while enhancing the thermal insulation performance of the building. The wood used on the external wall of the second floor is the most abundant natural resource in the area, which shows a warmer and softer texture after anti-corrosion treatment. Over time, the wood will gradually fade into gray, which is complementary to the gray stone. The most common white paint is used on the external wall of the top floor, which forms a hollow-solid contrast with the large area of glass doors and windows, maintaining the purity and simplicity of the building.Save this picture!© Che LiuSave this picture!sectionThe three materials imply different functional attributes, reflect the contrast of light-heavy weight of the building, and present a progressive spiritual world.Save this picture!© Che LiuThis house for UM is an exploration of new countryside construction based on the regional environment and living style. The large number of replicated European-style houses built by peasants in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai has caused the destruction of traditional villages, space oppression and aesthetic impoverishment. Seeking ways to solve this problem is an urgent challenge that needs to be paid attention to at present.Save this picture!© Che LiuUM, even in small houses, integrates regional culture, building materials and construction techniques as much as possible to create an “Ideal Home” at the same time of low cost construction.Save this picture!© Che LiuProject gallerySee allShow lessSaint-Charbel Church / BLANKPAGE ArchitectsSelected ProjectsKasmin Gallery / studioMDASelected Projects Share Cloud House in Changtian Village / UM Photographs:  Che Liu Houses China Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912514/cloud-house-in-changtian-village-um Clipboard Area:  351 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912514/cloud-house-in-changtian-village-um Clipboardlast_img read more

Talking peace, U.S. attacks Venezuela

first_imgVenezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, left, has sworn to defend the head of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, right.Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has called on supporters to join a campaign rejecting a smear campaign against the Bolivarian Revolution. Maduro was responding to a lengthy May 18 Wall Street Journal article that falsely accuses National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello of drug trafficking and money laundering and that slanders Bolivarian Venezuela as a “global cocaine hub.”“‘Whoever messes with Diosdado, messes with all of us, messes with me,’ emphasized Maduro.” (Telesurtv.net/English)One Twitter comment quoted in the Journal pointed out how the “evidence” is being gathered: “We all know that whoever wants his green card and live in the US to visit Disney can just pick his leader and accuse him of being a narco. [Drug Enforcement Administration] tours will attend to them.”The Venezuela News Agency AVN pointed out on May 22 that a campaign to demoralize and divide is a preparation for a military attack. The corporate media are vehicles for repeating lies in order to make them believable.The current media campaign attempts to build on a March 9 executive order issued by President Barack Obama “declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela.”This disinformation campaign, besides being aimed at Venezuela, is meant to confuse and disorient people in the United States and around the world who are looking for a path out of the misery of capitalism and who oppose U.S. schemes to reconquer Latin America and the Caribbean.It isn’t working. On May 15, 16 U.S. congressional representatives signed a letter to President Obama opposing unilateral sanctions on Venezuela. The letter says that “regional opposition to the sanctions at the Summit of the Americas was virtually unanimous” and goes on to list condemnation of the sanctions by regional bodies. These include the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, which represents every independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Group of 77 developing countries in the United Nations, led by the Latin American delegation.As another sign of the unbreakable bond between socialist Cuba and Bolivarian Venezuela, all five Cuban heroes, who had been imprisoned in the United States, traveled to Venezuela with their families after the May Day celebration in Havana, along with President Raul Castro and President Maduro.The recent “news” reports attacking Venezuela show the U.S. still considers Latin America and the Caribbean to be imperialism’s “backyard” as it arrogantly issues unilateral lists and sanctions against sovereign countries. The people united can stop it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

San Francisco police chief fired; win for #Frisco500

first_imgSan Francisco, May 19 — It’s less than a month since the “Frisco Five” began a  hunger strike with a single demand: Police Chief Greg Suhr resign or be fired. For five years this chief has been crying crocodile tears while justifying every police killing of a Black or Latino/a person. For five years, this chief has been vigilantly protected by the mayor, the media and the city’s Democratic political establishment.This afternoon the mayor fired him.“We know the power of the people made this happen,” said a spokeswoman for the Frisco Five, whose hunger strike lasted 17 days until they were hospitalized. “We have won this battle, but the war is not yet over.”The fast sparked a surge of furious, non-stop protests, including a march of 300, led by the Frisco Five in wheelchairs, from Hunger Strike HQ at Mission Police Station to a rally of nearly 1,000 at City Hall. Their banner said it all: “Black & Brown Unity against Police Impunity.”The Five in their wheelchairs then disrupted the Board of Supervisors meeting — challenging the board to go beyond generalities and actually demand that the chief be fired. A week later, four of the supervisors did just that, adding to the growing chorus.What may have been a decisive moment came on May 6, when hundreds of loudly chanting protesters took over City Hall and occupied it for seven hours, refusing to leave until the chief was fired. Called the #Frisco500, they held their ground after closing time, until sheriff’s deputies brutally removed them by 10:30 p.m., making 33 arrests.SFPD kills again: Jessica Williams — #SayHerName   Earlier today, a police sergeant fired one shot at Jessica Williams, 29, a Black woman, apparently after she refused to comply with police orders. She died in the hospital. Police claim she was driving a stolen car in the historically African-American Bayview district.“It was her execution that finally triggered Chief Suhr’s resignation,” wrote J.P. Massar, an intrepid blogger who puts out timely reports about the people’s welfare. Massar denounced “a police culture that allows firing-squad executions and then has the Chief claim immediately that they are justified.“The Anti-Police-Terror Project, based in Oakland, was on the job almost immediately as the news of the shooting shot across the twitterverse. They know that in cases like this the police are likely more interested in suppressing evidence and intimidating witnesses, not seeking the truth.”A group of organizations, including the APTP, Frisco500, The Last 3% of SF, #DoNoHarmCoalition and Black Lives Matter Bay Area, quickly organized a nighttime vigil for Williams near where she was shot.The online publication 48 Hills posted this: “Another young person of color dead. And still, nobody held accountable.”SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi wrote: “It is unacceptable for police encounters with unarmed citizens to end in bullet wounds and body bags. … I am deeply disturbed by reports that the young woman gunned down today was driving away from officers. She was entitled to due process and above all, she was entitled to her life.” Adachi has requested that the California Attorney General’s Office “open its own civil rights investigation into the SF Police Department.”Unfortunately, current Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is now a Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Senate, has refused to prosecute any police officer in California for killing unarmed Black and Brown people, despite repeated requests.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A cop in the White House

first_imgDonald Trump gave a bone-chilling speech at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, N.Y., on July 28, exposing the fact that he is nothing more than a cop occupying the White House. In front of an audience of police officers, Trump spoke on why his administration is pushing for more repression against migrants, especially along the U.S.-Mexico border. He is scheduled to give similar talks elsewhere around the country.He referred to MS-13, a group of Honduran and Salvadoran youth based in Los Angeles also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, as a “gang” of “animals” and “thugs.” In doing so, Trump continues to push the racist, xenophobic narrative of “protecting American lives” as he moves to add 10,000 more armed border patrol agents and 5,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to arrest and deport migrants.Trump ran a racist presidential campaign of labeling migrants as “murderers,” “drug dealers” and “rapists.” Then, during his first 100 days in office, ICE arrested 41,318 immigrants, up 37.6 percent over the same period in 2016. (Washington Post, July 28)Back in the late 1980s, Trump referred to the Central Park Five, Black and Brown youth falsely accused of raping a white woman, as “animals.” They were finally exonerated, but he refused to apologize.Trump made other remarks in the same speech so brutal that some police publicly tried to distance themselves from them. Talking about the way they make arrests, Trump said, “Please don’t be too nice. When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over? … Like, don’t hit their head, and they just killed somebody. I said, you can take the hand away, okay?” As he was speaking, Trump mimed the physical motion of an officer preventing a suspect’s head from bumping against the squad car.Some individual cops may have been upset with Trump’s words. But he was only acknowledging in his own crass way what happens every minute of every day inside the U.S.: The police can and do get away with all forms of racial profiling, including stop-and-frisk, beatings, Tasering and outright murder, with impunity, because the rules that repress the poor, the workers and the oppressed do not apply to the police.Trump’s words should bring to mind for revolutionaries what Karl Marx wrote during the 19th century about the state — the armed bodies of men and women, including the police, prisons, courts, army and so on. It is “an organ of class rule, an organ for the oppression of one class by another … and this power, arisen out of society but placing itself above it, and alienating itself more and more from it, is the state.”Trump also reinforces the inevitable truth that the workers and oppressed, as a class, are the ones who will be the gravediggers of the capitalist system — which elevates the police as armed occupiers of oppressed communities, especially those full of Black and Brown people, whether U.S. or foreign born.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

UK set to take lead in telecom revolution

first_img Previous Article Next Article • The rise in UK interest rates by a quarter of a point to 5.75 per centlast week, which the City had been expecting, immediately caused mortgagelenders to increase their lending rates. Many analysts expect further increasesin base rates to keep the pace of economic growth and inflation under control.Hike in interest rates set to be first in a series• The UK is set to clinch pole position in the telecommunications revolutionwhen the Government sells licences for the next generation of cellular phone serviceson 6 March. The proposed auction has generated strong interest from biddersaround the world. At least a dozen bidders lodged their submissions by theapplication deadline date of 12 January. The line-up includes the four leadingmobile phone companies, such as Vodafone and BT. However, UK major mediacompanies such as Granada and Carlton did not register their interest for thenew generation mobile phones, which would have e-mail, Internet and videofacility. A total of five new licences are up for grabs and the Government isexpected to receive more than £1.5bn from the sale.High street price war causes down turn in profitsDeflation in the high street is continuing to reap havoc on retailers’profits. Dixons, the electrical retailer, saw its share price fall 20 per centlast week. The group blames the profits downgrade on high street price war. Themost difficult battlegrounds are computer games and mobile phones. Some retailsector analysts have predicted further obstacles in the sector and they saythat the smaller retailers are in danger of being forced out of existencethrough price cuts. Kingfisher and Marks & Spencer continue to struggleeven though rumours about take-over have helped to cushion their share pricesin recent weeks.Small fish shares sea with a killer whaleThe media sector enjoyed a fantastic week thanks to the announcement of a$350bn (£220bn) merger between America Online (AOL), the world’s largestInternet company and media empire Time Warner. The merger deal, which providesTime Warner with a short-cut to Internet, will generate combined turnover ofabout £19bn per annum from its global activities. Many commentators in themedia and entertainment business see the link-up as bad news. It means that AOLcould risk upsetting various existing global alliances and it throws into doubtthe strategies of the traditional media and entertainment groups. It has givenrise to the crucial debate as to the extent to which vertical integration couldlead to unfair domination of the sector by the big aligned players. With BSkyB,the UK’s largest media group valued at less than £20bn, it becomes a case of asmall fish sharing the sea with a killer whale. Merger talks may lead to loss of 15,000 jobsAt least 15,000 jobs are on the line, according to unions, following theresumption of merger talks between pharmaceutical giants Glaxo Wellcome andSmithKline Beecham. If negotiations are successful, the merger will create theworld’s largest pharmaceuticals company, valued at about £115bn. But the unionsare particularly worried about possible devastation in areas of research andadministration. Both Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham have said that theywill not reveal any details until after the deal is concluded.By Paul Audu, Investment Manager Comments are closed. UK set to take lead in telecom revolutionOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Jeff Tweedy Promises A New Wilco Album In 2016

first_imgLast year, Wilco surprised fans by releasing a full length album of original material, called Star Wars, completely unannounced. This time around, it seems singer Jeff Tweedy is clueing fans in to the band’s future plans.In an interview with The Guardian, Tweedy says that the band has a new album on the way for 2016. The interview reads: “After last year’s Star Wars album, Wilco have another one ready to go this year, Tweedy says.” That one line is sure to raise the eyebrows of longtime fans, eager to hear more sounds from Wilco.Watch Wilco Cover David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ In BrooklynThe remainder of the interview mostly focuses on Tweedy, the project featuring Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer. “We have a deep, unspoken connection which I chalk up to DNA. A lot of it I’ve done by myself and then Spencer will come by after school and help out. And then he will go home and do his homework,” says Tweedy.We’ll be sure to update on any Wilco projects as soon as we have more information.last_img read more

Trey Anastasio Band Celebrates “Ether Sunday” In Excellent Capitol Theatre Finale [Review/Videos]

first_imgSETLIST: Trey Anastasio Band | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 4/16/17 (via @Dianna_2ns)Set One: Drifting, Magilla, Sometime After Sunset, Alive Again, O-o-h Child, 1977, It Makes No Difference, Small Axe, Last Tube, Lever Boy, BounceSet Two: Money Love & Change, The Way I Feel, Tuesday, Ocelot, Goodbye Head, Architect, The Devil Went Down To Georgia, MacArthur Park, Ether Sunday, First TubeEncore: Black DogTAB tour continues on Thursday at The Fillmore Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. For tickets and information on upcoming shows, head to Trey’s website.[Cover photo via Andrew O’Brien] Last night, Trey Anastasio Band returned to the Capitol Theatre for the second and final night of their tour-opening run at the historic Port Chester, NY venue following an impressive tour opener on Friday. Many Phish fans–notoriously opinionated and critical to begin with–have an interesting relationship with Trey Anastasio‘s other band. The Phish faithful still flock to see the horn-driven 8-piece whenever they’re out on the road, but idioms like “if you’ve seen one TAB show, you’ve seen them all” and “still wish it was Phish” frequently float around Internet forums and social media.TAB has been around for over a decade, but Trey has increasingly pushed focus toward his solo outfit as the years have passed. Just today, an extended discussion broke out on one of the many Phish-focused groups on Facebook speculating about whether the new next-day LivePhish TAB soundboards, the presence of the familiar webcast cameras, decreased touring from Phish, and a spike in dates for TAB signify the beginning of weening the audience off the Phish. And that prospect makes some of the band’s die-hard devotees just a little bit nervous.There’s no denying that the band’s lineup–Russ Lawton (drums), Tony Markellis (bass) Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet, vocals), Natalie Cressman (trombone, vocals), Ray Paczkowski (keys), James Casey (saxophone), and Cyro Baptista (percussion)–is extremely talented. The gripes about TAB mainly stem from the notion that Trey–the main draw of the ensemble–is simply not at his best in this medium. While we can (and have, at great length) debated the merits/drawbacks of TAB from a Phish-facing perspective, last night made one thing abundantly clear: whatever we all think of TAB, Trey fuckin’ loves it, and that excited energy is coming across in a big way right now.The show saw the band tear through TAB staples like “Sometime After Sunset,” “Lever Boy,” “Bounce,” “Money Love & Change,” “The Architect,” “Last Tube,” and “First Tube,” as well as a pair of Phish tunes–a brassed-up “Ocelot” reminiscent of Phish’s 12/31/16 rendition with the TAB horns, and an excellent take on A Picture of Nectar instrumental “Magilla.” The band also ran through several of the most exciting covers in their repertoire, including The Five Stairsteps‘ “O-o-h Child”, Anna Tijoux‘s “1977” (delivered, as always, with Latin flair by Natalie Cressman), The Band‘s “It Makes No Difference,” Bob Marley‘s “Small Axe,” Charlie Daniels Band‘s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and more. You could feel the energy radiating off the stage all night. Trey was locked throughout the show, thoroughly enjoying the abilities of his bandmates and leading the way with thick, distorted guitar vamps and soaring, “peak Trey” refrains, bobbing and weaving intently like a boxer with a chip on his shoulder. James Casey (“on the cowbell…and other things,” says Trey) shined brightly–particularly when, at the boss’s urging, he grabbed his bass sax to trade fiery licks with the guitarist. Russ impeccably kept the beat, Cyro added vibrant texture, Tony held down the backbone, and Ray colored in the lines with his fluttering keys. But while everyone onstage excelled–and while Trey was obviously at the center of it all–last night was the Jennifer Hartswick show. Among other (ample) highlights, Hartswick led the band through two more classic covers (Donna Summer‘s “MacArthur Park” and a roaring encore performance of Led Zeppelin‘s “Black Dog”), both of which left Anastasio–and the audience–happily bewildered. Add that to the funny exchange that saw a sign-weilding fan wishing the band a “Happy Ether Sunday” get their request granted by an amused Trey, and you’ve got one highly entertaining evening of live music.Sure, TAB won’t give you 25-minute improvisational odysseys. They may not give you a totally different setlist every night. You might see Trey hang back and let the other skilled musicians onstage take the spotlight. And you may still wish that you were seeing Phish–hell, wishing I was at a Phish show is my resting mental state 95% of the time. But even the most jaded of vets will have a hard time hating on Trey Anastasio Band right now. This ensemble is hot, and the temperature is steadily rising. For now, we’ll just enjoy the great shows TAB is turning in, and keep crossing our fingers that Trey continues to make time for both of his bands.You can watch fan-shot videos from the performance below, courtesy of YouTube user rdeal1999:last_img read more