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Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgVivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Energy sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited (SHEL.mu)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileVivo Energy Mauritius Limited is a subsidiary of Vivo Energy Mauritius Holdings B.V. and offers liquefied petroleum gas in various cylinder sizes and bulk for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, supplies transport and industrial fuels, lubricants and greases to business-to-business customers. In addition, the company provides a range of lubricants for the automotive, marine, and industrial applications as well as markets aviation jet fuel, provides marine fuel oil, marine gasoil, and shell lubricants. Vivo Energy Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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FTSE 100 dividends: should I buy this big-cap stock yielding more than 5%?

first_img 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. FTSE 100 dividends: should I buy this big-cap stock yielding more than 5%? Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! BHP doesn’t meet my criteria for a decent, long-term dividend-led investment. Rather than leading my analysis by considering the dividend yield, I prefer to consider the firm’s cyclicality first. Of course, the stock may shoot up from here and deliver shareholders with decent dividends for years to come.But I’m watching from the sidelines for the time being. 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. What factors lead to a good dividend investment? I like to see a high-yielding stock backed by a steady, cash-generating business. And some of the best dividend investments often have a multi-year record of rising revenue, earnings, operating cash flow and shareholder dividend payments.On top of that, I reckon a decent level of yield is desirable right away. So, companies yielding between 3% and 7% can be interesting and worthy of further research.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…FTSE 100 dividends from BHPFor example, FTSE 100 mining company BHP (LSE: BHP) has a forward-looking dividend yield of just above 5% for the trading year to June 2022. And today’s half-year results report contains some impressive figures. Compared to last year’s half-time performance, underlying earnings per share rose 16%. And the net operating cash flow increased 26%. The directors increased the interim dividend by 55%. Right now, things are going well for BHP.Looking ahead, the company reckons the outlook for global economic growth and commodity demand “remains positive.” The directors mentioned in the report that policymakers “in key economies” have been committing to growth. And there’s a desire to tackle climate change. BHP reckons those factors will likely drive growth in demand for energy, metals and fertilisers. And factors such as population growth and rising living standards will help demand as well.BHP deals in commodities such as copper, iron ore, coal, nickel, and oil. And the market prices have been robust for most of them lately. If BHP’s outlook assessment proves to be correct, commodity prices could remain strong for some considerable time. And that could lead to high earnings for the company.However, BHP runs a cyclical business. And bigger earnings may not always translate into progress for the share price. For example, I’m mindful of the recent performance of the London-listed bank stocks.The rollercoaster of cyclicalityThe banking sector is cyclical too. And leading up to the Covid crash, bank shares spend around a decade moving sideways, even as their annual earnings continued to rise. Instead of bank share prices rising to account for higher earnings, their valuations gradually contracted instead. And those bank stocks found it hard to make upwards progress.I reckon through that ‘wilderness’ period for bank shares, the stock market was waiting for the next cyclical down-leg. So investors didn’t allow the shares to rise too much. And the method of achieving that was valuation compression. And it makes sense. The pandemic caused a dramatic crash, but cyclical businesses always cycle down again in the end.And that’s why I’m cautious about the big mining companies. BHP is enjoying a period of fat profits now. But profits, cash flows, shareholder dividends and the share price have a history of volatility with big swings up and down. And near 2,270p, the stock is near the top of a 10-year trading range. Image source: Getty Images Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 | More on: BHP Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

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Vista Residence / Miró Rivera Architects

first_img Lighting: ArchDaily Photographs United States Vista Residence / Miró Rivera Architects Vista Residence / Miró Rivera ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVista Residence / Miró Rivera Architects 2018 “COPY” Houses Perales Engineering Area:  8660 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900953/vista-residence-miro-rivera-architects Clipboard Sitio Design Projects Photographs:  Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIA Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Geotechnical: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Architects: Miró Rivera Architects Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Terracon Manufacturers: Cosentino, Dornbracht, Hansgrohe, Louis Poulsen, Lutron, Rieder Group, Accurate, Ann Sacks, Artemide, B-K Lighting, Belfer, Benjamin Moore, Berridge, Birchwood Lighting, Blu Bathworks, Bosch, Case Window and Door, Cassina, De La Espada, Design Within Reach, +42FRANKE, FSB, GENLED, Herman Miller, KitchenAid, Kohler, Lacava, Legion Lighting, Linnea, Lucifer Lighting, Maharam, Marset, Maytag, Minka Aire, Modern Fan, Nanz, Porcelanosa Grupo, ROCKWOOL, SONOS, SolarWorld, Sonneman, Subzero/Wolf, Sugatsune, TechLighting, Toto, Viabizzuno, Waterworks, Zaneen, Acor, Axis 71, Decoustics by Saint Gobain, Della Robbia, Interceramic, Knoll, Modular International, Phillips Lightolier, Pierinelli, Samsung, Apple, Solaris, Episode, Usai Lighting, VALVO, Valli & Valli, Yerra Rugs-42 Architectural Engineers Collaborative Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900953/vista-residence-miro-rivera-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIA+ 30Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Civil Engineer: CopyHouses, Sustainability•Austin, United States ArcLight Design Landscape: Year:  Contractor: Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – MEMFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – Tara ClassicFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupConcrete Facade – öko skinDesign Partners:Juan Miró, Miguel RiveraProject Architect:Matthew SturichTeam Members:Diana SuA/V:Macauley TechnologiesCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIAText description provided by the architects. Tucked into a steep site in West Austin, the Vista Residence is organized around a three-story, sculptural steel staircase that acts as the hinge point for the residence, with rooms and hallways unfolding from it on every floor. Assembled from 5/8” thick plate steel with white oak treads, the staircase took eight months to fabricate, assemble, and paint. During construction, a large opening was left in the roof structure so that the shop-fabricated sections could be lowered into place. The pieces were then bolted and welded together on site, and integrated into the main steel structure of the house. The stair is made up of over 200 individual pieces of steel joined by over 160 concealed bolts in addition to welds. The largest single piece of steel is 17 feet long and 10 feet tall.Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIAFrom the spaces around it, the central staircase provides a dramatic focal point, revealing itself in curious and contradictory ways. Depending on the viewpoint, it can appear massive and structural, or light enough to float. A light well on one side counters the sensation that the lowest level is buried into the hillside by providing ample natural light deep into the floor plate.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!Stair AxonometricThe staircase is part of a procession that starts with a low-slung facade facing the street. A series of massive concrete walls extends out into the landscape, creating a series of outdoor spaces and drawing visitors in. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a glimpse of the central staircase and the views beyond, while the metal roof sweeps upward in a low, graceful arc. The exterior motifs of this front elevation are indicative of the home’s overall design. Exposed concrete, metal, and concrete panel cladding—chosen for their ease of maintenance—are the predominant materials. The distinct sloped roof profiles provide directionality, essentially “pointing” to the views beyond. The innovative cladding system of concrete panels doubles as a rainscreen, protecting the structure from the elements and providing increased thermal efficiency.Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIAThe foyer blurs the line between interior and exterior, as the landscape seems to flow into the house through thin steel windows. White walls and white oak floors introduce the home’s warm material palette, while a nine-foot-tall pivot door made of white oak and painted aluminum greets visitors. From the foyer, a bridge-like corridor lined with bookshelves and art leads to the master suite. The hall opens up to a two-story, open-air courtyard, which separates the private master suite from the main living areas while bringing natural light and views into the core of the house.Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIAThe master bedroom is enclosed on three sides, emphasizing the view outward, while the low-slung roof and deep eaves create a sense of horizontality. The bed, nightstands, and light shelf are made from white oak to match the floors; all were designed by the architects. The theme of bringing the outdoors in continues in the master bathroom, which opens up to a private garden encircled by concrete walls beneath a canopy of oak trees; even the shower has direct access to the exterior. The palette of cool grays and white marble echoes the exterior finishes.Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIAAt the sunken living room, the ceiling height increases from 9’ to 11’. The open kitchen, dining, and living spaces were designed for large family gatherings as well as fundraisers and public events. Details like the drink rail, bookshelves, and built-in benches bring down the scale of the space. The bright, airy kitchen combines warm white oak millwork with crisp white solid surface accents. The sink is highlighted by a glass backsplash with an operable window, while a bar- height counter at the peninsula encourages guests to congregate in the heart of the home.Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIAThe warmth of the kitchen spills over into the living area, where a cozy, daylit reading corner enjoys views into the adjacent oak canopies. A deep bench below the windows extends the length of the space, providing additional seating. In addition to large parties, the living room also plays host to music recitals. Acoustic wood ceiling panels enhance the sound quality and provide visual warmth. Built-in benches and steps allow guests to find a comfortable corner.Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIAPartially buried in the hillside, the lower floor hosts two bedrooms, a shared bath, and a media/game room—all illuminated by large windows—in addition to mechanical and storage spaces. Finishes such as exposed concrete and playful tile accents denote the more laid-back, intimate atmosphere.Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIAUpstairs, a private office and sitting room enjoy panoramic views of the hill country and downtown Austin. Perched among the uppermost branches, this secluded space feels more like a tree house. A spacious balcony is partially carved into the roof of the main level. Here above the treetops, the home’s spectacular location is experienced most vividly as the journey culminates with a sweeping vista.Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIASustainability A 15.4-kiloWatt rooftop photovoltaic system covers an estimated 90% of the home’s annual energy needs, offsetting 18.5 tons of CO2 emissions each year (equal to the annual energy use of 1.8 average homes). With an anticipated payback period of just eight years, the owners are expected to save more than $94,000 over the next 30 years. Deep overhangs on the south facades reduce heat gain, while large windows and the central light well reduce the demand for artificial light. A variable refrigerant flow (VRF) mechanical system optimizes power consumption, allowing for precise thermal control throughout the house and eliminating heating and cooling waste. The rainscreen cladding system utilizes high-performance mineral wool insulation. The landscaping was designed for low water consumption.Save this picture!© Paul Finkel; Ibai Rigby; Bud Franck, AIAProject gallerySee allShow lessAnne Lacaton Interview: Always Add, Never WithdrawArchitecture News17 Unconventional Stair Railings To Inspire Your Next ProjectArticles Share CopyAbout this officeMiró Rivera ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityAustinUnited StatesPublished on September 02, 2018Cite: “Vista Residence / Miró Rivera Architects” 02 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Vodafone stores’ grants to encourage local fundraising and giving

first_imgVodafone stores’ grants to encourage local fundraising and giving Tagged with: Community fundraising  26 total views,  1 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 11 August 2007 | News Over the next three years The Vodafone UK Foundation will donate £500,000 to Vodafone retail stores across the UK to encourage fundraising and charitable giving at a local level.The new initiative invites each of Vodafone’s 15 retail regions to pitch for grants of up to £10,000 for charitable causes under the theme of unlocking the potential in young people.Since the scheme launched in November 2006, 29 local charities have already received £129,142 of funding. For example, the NCH in Newcastle received £10,000 to help support the charity’s Independent Visitor Scheme. Advertisement Tom Devine, Head of Retail said: “It is… inspiring to see what can be achieved at a local level through The Vodafone UK Foundation working in partnership with Vodafone Retail.”Further applications for grants will be able to be made in January 2008. Each grant will be considered by The Vodafone UK Foundation trustees to ensure donations make a positive difference to the lives of young people in the area.last_img read more

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FRSB provide increased support for charities handling fundraising complaints

first_img The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) is to launch a drive to provide increased support for charities handling fundraising complaints. It will present its new services at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention in July.The new measures will include:• An advice line for complaint handlers. Charities can call 0845 402 5442 for support and ./guidance in handling fundraising complaints Advertisement 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. Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy • A tips sheet for complaint handlers• A full Complaints Manual (available for the FRSB’s 1,070 member charities)Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, Alistair McLean, will deliver a session on “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” of complaints handling with Nikki Ratcliff at Which? and Claire Wilson at CRUK on 7 July at the Convention. Delegates will be advised how to build recording and handling of complaints into their everyday fundraising activity.Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, explained the reason for the new services.He said: “All too often the unloved and under-appreciated side of fundraising, good complaint handling can retain – sometimes increase – a donation, build donor relations and secure repeated future gifts. It is an opportunity to present donors with your fundraising ‘case’ and to engage them more closely with the cause. Whereas poorly handled or – worse – ignored complaints will likely lead to the loss of donors and a damaged reputation”.Complaint handlers at FRSB member charities dealt with 26,349 complaints in 2008. Of all of these complaints only 20 were escalated to Stage 2 of the FRSB complaints procedure and only one required a full adjudication.www.frsb.org.uk FRSB provide increased support for charities handling fundraising complaintscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 June 2009 | News  19 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

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Lifting of reporting restrictions on 2017 Sodje Sports Foundation fraud case reveals brothers jailed

first_imgThe brothers set up the SSF in 2009 with the stated aim of helping poor children in the Niger delta. Between 2011 and 2014 they defrauded donors of at least £63,000. There is no record of what happened to any of the cash donations made at any of the events however, meaning NCA officers were unable to put an exact figure on how much the Sodjes profited.NCA officers found donations usually ended up in personal bank accounts of family members. In many cases the Sodjes asked that donations be paid to their personal accounts. At least £34,000 was collected in this way. Events over the three years, including charity football matches, raised funds but nothing reached any under-privileged or sick children.   NCA deputy director Chris Farrimond said:“Bright, Efe and Stephen Sodje promoted themselves as generous, community-minded, figures when they were knowingly defrauding people who thought they were helping deprived children in Nigeria.“NCA financial investigators built a detailed picture of the movement of money in and out of the foundation and showed beyond doubt that for most of the foundation’s existence there was no charitable purpose.”Tracy Howarth, Head of Regulatory Compliance at the Charity Commission, said:“The public rightly expect those running charities to be motivated solely by a desire to further their charity’s purpose, and to behave in ways that inspires trust in their charity and charitable endeavour more widely. The individuals convicted here did the opposite: they misused their privileged position to exploit donors and supporters, and their financial gain came at the expense of the children and causes the charity was supposed to support, and of the trust and goodwill that the donors and supporters of charity place in those responsible for charity.”Former Premier League footballer Okeremute Samuel “Sam” Sodje was also charged with fraudulent trading in relation to the Sodje Sports Foundation but was cleared following the initial trial. Sam Sodje’s brother Akpo, 37, is still wanted in connection with the fraud. He fled the UK during the investigation and a European Arrest Warrant has now been issued.Two other men were convicted in connection with the same offences in January 2018 at an earlier trial. Emmanuel Noel Oziegbi Ehikhamen was given a 12 month suspended sentence, while Andrew Yulbrynner Oruma aged 50, from Thamesmead in London was jailed for four years in his absence after absconding from bail during the trial. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Lifting of reporting restrictions on 2017 Sodje Sports Foundation fraud case reveals brothers jailed Tagged with: Charity Commission charity fraud The lifting of reporting restrictions on a donor defrauding case from 2017 reveal that a former professional footballer and a professional rugby player are among three brothers convicted for taking money given to the children’s charity they set up.Efe Sodje, Bright Sodje, and Stephen Sodje siphoned off more than £60,000 given to the Sodje Sports Foundation (SSF), and were jailed in September 2017 for 18 months, 21 months, and two years and six months respectively at the Central Criminal Court in relation to the fraud.A judge at the same court lifted reporting restrictions on 21 January preventing publication of the result of that trial, following the completion of a number of linked legal proceedings.Efe Sodje played in the Football League between 1995 and 2015 and appeared for Nigeria in the 2000 African Cup of Nations and the 2002 World Cup, while Bright Sodje played professional rugby league and union in the 1980s and 1990s. Melanie May | 29 January 2019 | News  273 total views,  3 views today  274 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Tribunal presenta al mundo la historia del papel de los Estados Unidos en Puerto Rico

first_imgBerta Joubert-CeciNueva York27 de octubre. Un jurado de 15 activistas internacionales de derechos humanos y luchadoras/es por la libertad, tras ocho horas de testimonios concisos que abarcaron décadas de historia, y dos horas de deliberación, anunció esta noche el veredicto de la culpabilidad de los Estados Unidos.El jurado declaró al gobierno de los Estados Unidos culpable de crímenes coloniales contra Puerto Rico durante toda su historia desde la toma de Puerto Rico por parte de los EUA en 1898. Las evidencias incluyeron el último asalto económico en el país caribeño luego de la devastación de los huracanes Irma y María en 2017. El veredicto exige una disculpa completa, devolución de propiedad y pago de reparaciones.El fiscal del tribunal, Augusto Zamora, ex embajador de Nicaragua en España, inició el proceso presentando los cargos legales contra Estados Unidos. Gran parte de la acusación se centró en los intentos de los Estados Unidos por disfrazar el gobierno colonial bajo la cobertura de designar a Puerto Rico como un “Estado Asociado Libre”, basado en las leyes aprobadas a principios de los años cincuenta. Estas leyes y la “constitución” puertorriqueña no cumplieron con los requisitos establecidos por las Naciones Unidas en 1960, cuando muchos países comenzaron a terminar con el estatus colonial.Al imponer la Junta de Control Fiscal estadounidense en Puerto Rico en 2016 para supervisar un programa de austeridad, los Estados Unidos han dejado al descubierto su absoluto control colonial de Puerto Rico. Luego, Wall Street destacó el estatus colonial de Puerto Rico al saquear el país después de la devastación de los huracanes Irma y María en 2017, argumentó Zamora.Casi todas/os los presentadores de testimonios en persona o por video fueron puertorriqueñas/os del archipiélago que describieron los crímenes de los Estados Unidos y la resistencia puertorriqueña. En total, crearon un caso legal detallado contra los Estados Unidos que apoyó tanto la acusación como las conclusiones políticas de Rafael Cancel Miranda.El luchador independentista, héroe y líder puertorriqueño Cancel Miranda hizo la presentación final en video. Su discurso puntual de 10 minutos describió cómo las/os puertorriqueños resistieron la opresión de su pueblo por parte del imperialismo estadounidense, cómo tuvieron que luchar contra un enorme poder militar y de los medios de comunicación. Su explicación y ejemplo personal electrificaron a la audiencia en la Iglesia Santa Cruz, que respondió con una ovación de pie, tal como lo hicieron dos horas después al anunciarse el veredicto del jurado.Cancel Miranda fue encarcelado durante décadas después de su irrupción en el Congreso estadounidense, junto con Lolita Lebrón, Irvin Flores y Andrés Figueroa Cordero en 1954, para exponer la farsa del ELA y exigir la independencia de su país.Su resumen del Tribunal Internacional Sobre Crimenes de EUA comenzó con los asesinatos de puertorriqueños por los Estados Unidos en su primer ataque militar a San Juan el 12 de mayo de 1898, y continuó a través de la reciente invasión económica impuesta a través del saqueo del país por parte de Wall Street. Al señalar que actualmente las transnacionales con sede en los Estados Unidos saquean de allí hasta $32 mil millones en ganancias anuales, concluyó: “Ellos nos deben a nosotros”.Testimonio expone envenenamiento de tierras y personasBerta Joubert-Ceci y Frank Velgara coordinaron las presentaciones durante el testimonio. Una sesión expuso la destrucción del medio ambiente. El testimonio de la ciudad de Guayama, donde las plantas de carbón envenenan la tierra con cenizas de carbono y metales pesados, causando enfermedades entre las/os residentes, acusó a las corporaciones estadounidenses. Desde la isla de Vieques, el testimonio expuso cómo la Marina de los Estados Unidos probó armamentos allí durante más de 60 años, envenenando la tierra y el pueblo.En la sesión sobre “120 años de represión y resistencia”, jóvenes activistas revelaron tanto la historia como el alto nivel actual de movilización y lucha. Un foco importante fue la defensa de Nina Droz, ahora perseguida por el poder del estado colonial por presuntamente incendiar un banco. La sesión presentó videos de recientes movilizaciones masivas.Entre los principales delitos económicos expuestos en esa sesión fueron los intentos de privatizar la red eléctrica y las escuelas públicas. Esta agresión ha incluido el cierre de muchas escuelas y la reducción de la educación para niñas/os con necesidades especiales.El jurado que escuchó los testimonios eran representante de las luchas de los pueblos de todo el mundo. Incluían al reverendo Luis Barrios, Luz de las Nieves Ayress Moreno, Susan Abulhawa, Jaribu Hill, Gerardo Cajamarca Alarcón, Deirdre Griswold, Hyun Lee, Mahtowin Munro, Angélica Lara, Pam África, Chrisley Carpio, André François, Noriko Oyama, Bernadette Ellorin y Ajamu Baraka.El testimonio en video, que brinda una breve historia de Puerto Rico como colonia de los Estados Unidos, junto con la resistencia de su pueblo, estará disponible en PuertoRicoTribunal.org. Workers World continuará la cobertura del Tribunal en los próximos números.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Southern California Gas Company Hosts Holiday Party for Hillsides Children

first_img Subscribe HerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. center column 1 Southern California Gas Company Hosts Holiday Party for Hillsides Children From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 | 11:03 am Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy On December 17, several employees from Southern California Gas Company including the facilities department at its Pico Rivera training facility threw a holiday party for children who reside at Hillsides Residential Treatment Services in Pasadena. Employees transformed the recreational room at Hillsides into a magical holiday setting, with a beautiful Christmas tree, poinsettias, and tables full of gifts and baked goods.During the event, children nibbled on delicious cookies, brownies, and marshmallow pops, made gingerbread men, took photos in a photo booth, and played games. They won tickets for each game, which they were then able to turn in for prizes at the prize booth. Children also received a gift bag full of gift cards and gifts and a present personally selected for them off their holiday wish lists by the volunteers.“The SoCalGas volunteers are amazing,” said Laura Kelso, Hillsides director of community resources. “They came hours early and worked hard to create a beautiful holiday setting for the party. Making the event even more meaningful was that there was one volunteer per child. Each child was able to receive a lot of individual attention, which is so important for the children especially during this time of year when many are feeling the pain of being separated from their families.”Southern California Gas Company is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. “Through our Season of Giving Program, the Sempra Energy Foundation supports the dedication of its employees in the Sempra family of companies – and this includes Southern California Gas Company employees who contribute their time and talent to charitable organizations in their communities during the holidays. We’re proud to support our SoCalGas employees who provided a holiday celebration for the children and staff at Hillsides,” said Beatriz Palomino Young, executive director of the Sempra Energy Foundation.Hillsides Residential Treatment Services provide a safe and stable environment where children and youths who cannot live at home, have suffered trauma, or have emotional or behavioral challenges, can thrive. Hillsides, which was established over 100 years ago and serves children and families throughout Los Angeles County, provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe permanent environments where young people can thrive. For more information on Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org.Southern California Gas Co. has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 21 million consumers connected through more than 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout Central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. For more information on the Southern California Gas Co. please visit www.socalgas.com. 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Paul Houstan murder trial adjourned to May 20th

first_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp By News Highland – May 6, 2010 Two Brazilian men have gone on trial in Portugal charged with the murder of a Derry businessman Paul Houstan on the Algarve last September.Mr Houston, a 51-year-old father-of-four, who owned Houston’s Shoes, was found dead at the resort of Alvor.27 year-old Jones Dos Santos was remanded in custody, and 20-year-old Diago Dias was released on bail.The case has now been adjourned until the 20 May.Mr Houston, who was on a family holiday, had lived in Inishowen and was president of Greencastle Golf Club. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Paul Houstan murder trial adjourned to May 20th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleMinister says voting error on Donegal byelection motion unacceptableNext articleJim McDaid tries to defend his decision not to give up Ministerial pension News Highland Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Reservation And Common Perception: Responding To A Student

first_imgColumnsReservation And Common Perception: Responding To A Student Kailash Jengeer10 May 2020 8:50 PMShare This – xFrom 2018 Bharat Bandh by Dalit organizations (PTI)An attempt to clarify some common misconceptions in respect of the law and policy of reservations.On 29 April, 2020 my article titled “Fallacy of Supreme Court’s Concern over Revision of Reservation Lists” was published at Live-Law. After a few days, one of my ex-students called me to share his dissent with my article. Having talked to him, I realised that there are few very common misconceptions and questions in respect of the law and policy of reservation, which hardly get clarified and answered. Consequently, it adds fuel to the prevalent agitation against not just the idea of reservation but those who avail the benefit of it. Therefore, I feel myself compelled to discuss few of the common concerns and questions about the reservation raised by him. In my replies, I would prefer not to confine myself to the discussion with him. Q 1. After getting admission in a higher educational institution every student, whether belonging to a reserved category or unreserved, gets similar access to classes, library, teachers, labs etc. Despite this, why a reserved category candidate is entitled to the benefit of reservation while applying for a job? A. I want to reply to this question in two ways, one as a law-teacher, the other as just a teacher. As a law-teacher, I would like to remind you the very purpose of reservation. According to Article 16(4) of the Constitution, reservation is provided to the backward classes for ensuring their “adequate representation” in the government services, or for “sharing of state power” as observed in the Indra Sawhney judgment, 1992(para 27). Adequate representation was necessary because, as noted by the members before the Constituent Assembly, the interview boards consisted of the so-called upper-caste officers only. They did not select candidates belonging to Harijan community and other Scheduled Castes (per R. M. Nalavade, H. J. Khandekar). The next obvious question may be, whether adequate representation has not been achieved so far in the last 70 years. No, of course not. In fact, there are several prominent public institutions/ services wherein you will hardly find an official from reserved categories, especially in top ranks. I have already discussed this issue in my earlier article. In my reply as a teacher, I want to share my experience. I always find some students in the class, who would prefer to occupy the benches in the backside; remain silent; hesitate to question and answer; and ask questions outside the class. For most of them, it is not a personality defect, but their social and educational backwardness due to their castes. To them, providing similar infrastructure may not be enough. Q 2. But isn’t it unfair that despite studying together in the same institution, one gets a job due to reservation, whereas the other doesn’t? Merit is also compromised under reservation. A. Dalits also ask the same question of fairness in the context of the “caste apartheid” they have been facing for centuries to the extent that it has been internalised. In India Sawhney the bench observed that Article 16(4) was incorporated for the purpose of “empowerment of those groups and classes which have been kept out of the administration— classes which have suffered historic disabilities arising from discrimination or disadvantage or both” (para 64, emphasis supplied). Admitting the inhuman situation, the nine-judge bench further said that “The Shudras, the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes … had practically no entry into the administrative apparatus” (para 85). Reservation is an attempt to eradicate the long-standing inequality. Therefore, any argument of “fairness” in selection looks too strange. In respect of your logic of merit, I would like to again quote from the Indra Sawhney judgment that “It cannot also be ignored that the very idea of reservation implies selection of a less meritorious person. At the same time, we recognise that this much cost has to be paid, if the constitutional promise of social justice is to be redeemed” (para 111, emphasis added). Moreover, post-appointment training for the candidates of reserved categories is the best answer to the question of merit. I appreciate that on the issue of merit you were unhappy with the private educational institutions because many of them compromise with the minimum eligibility criteria while admitting students in a professional course. Q 3. Despite providing reservation in employment, caste-based discrimination has been continuing. In such a situation, is reservation an answer to contain discrimination? A. Caste-based discrimination is still continuing mainly because reservation has not been implemented in its letter and spirit; SCs and STs are hardly represented in higher posts and policy-making departments; upper-caste monopoly in public services still continues; for recommendation-based posts dalits’ names are barely suggested; attempts to dilute reservation have gained momentum; and the higher castes’ attitude towards dalits has not changed. Consequently, social, educational and economic conditions of the disadvantaged sections have not improved much. Thus, they easily fall prey to caste-based discrimination. Therefore, reservation is a strong measure to counter discrimination because it acts as a deterrent to the upper-caste monopoly. Q 4. Why reservation should not be permitted on the ground of economic backwardness? A. While arguing in favour of reservation to the economically weaker class, we often misconceive the idea of reservation as proposed in the Constituent Assembly. Reservation was provided for because candidates belonging to the depressed classes were not selected in state services. The reason for the rejection was neither lack of qualification nor economic status, but their caste and the stigma of “untouchability” attached to it. Consequently, their share in the public services was almost nil. On the other hand, the poor candidates from the higher castes did not face such a “disqualification” and inadequate representation. It may be possible to eradicate poverty with the help of welfare policies, however, representation in state services cannot be achieved without reservation. Q 5. Isn’t a poor candidate belonging to a higher caste equally vulnerable as a dalit? A. In the hierarchical Indian society based on Varna system, it is unrealistic to put forward this proposition. Actually, members of upper castes, even if poor, enjoy a rich “social capital” in the form of their higher caste, consequent higher social status and relations, rich history, respect, dominance in the society, representation in the government services and political executives etc. On the contrary, the “legacy” of dalit displays discrimination, backwardness, oppression, untouchability and rejection. In such a situation, poverty makes a dalit even more vulnerable. Let us pause the discussion, with the following insightful observation from the Kaka Kalelkar Commission’s Report, cited in Indra Sawhney (para 13): “The real triumph of the caste system lies not in upholding the supremacy of the Brahmin, but in conditioning the consciousness of the lower castes in accepting their inferior status in the ritual hierarchy as a part of the natural order of things … It was through an elaborate, complex and subtle scheme of scripture, mythology and ritual that Brahminism succeeded in investing the caste system with a moral authority…” Thank you Prateek, for invoking some of the very fundamental issues relating to reservation. Kailash Jeenger is the Assistant professor at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Views are personal. 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