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Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc is a fully integrated offshore support company in Nigeria offering marine and aviation logistics services for the oil and gas industry in sub-Sahara Africa. The company provides offshore and onshore logistic support with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; private charter services for air tours and aerial photography; maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters; and executive ground handling services for helicopter and private jets. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc owns and manages marine vessels which includes anchor handling tug supply vessels for positioning, maintaining and moving oil and gas rigs; and platform supply vessels for transporting equipment to offshore platforms. The Caverton Group was formed to acquire Caverton Helicopters Limited and Caverton Marine Limited, both of which were already operating in the Nigerian offshore oil and gas logistics industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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CIMERWA PLC (CMR.rw) 2020 Prospectus

first_imgCIMERWA PLC (CMR.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 prospectus For more information about CIMERWA PLC (CMR.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIMERWA PLC (CMR.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIMERWA PLC (CMR.rw)  2020 prospectus <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileCIMERWA is Rwanda’s only integrated cement producer – the only cement company in Rwanda that mines raw materials, produces the clinker concentrate, packs and sells cement for general and civil construction. Some of our products are exported to neighbouring countries such as DRC and Burundi. Its major shareholder, PPC Ltd, is the largest cement and related products supplier in Southern Africa. Its production plant is located in Bugarama, Rusizi district in South Western border of Rwanda. CIMERWA PLC is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Rolls-Royce share price is trading at dirt-cheap levels. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’d love to recommend you buy into the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price, as the aircraft engine maker should be our premium engineering company. It’s been hard to love in recent years, though. Investors have had a horribly bumpy ride.The Rolls-Royce share price is now lower than it was a decade ago. It has plunged 70% over the last two years. The rot set in well before Covid-19, but the pandemic hasn’t helped.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…Shares in Rolls-Royce have crashed another 8.62% today, after its first-half 2020 trading update revealed a 50% drop in widebody engine flying hours in the first half of the year. That widened to 75% the second quarter. That’s a major blow for its Civil Aerospace division, as its business model relies on the number of hours its engines spend in the air.Is the Rolls-Royce share price a bargain?The FTSE 100 group endured a “free cash outflow” of around £3bn, which is a euphemistic way of saying burned through £3bn of cash, which is set to hit £4bn for the full year. Reduced engine deliveries and servicing were to blame, along with a £1.1bn one-off cost from scrapping invoice factoring.Cash flow was a problem before the pandemic. It is a much bigger one now. Once again, the crisis has thrown a harsh light on a company’s existing problems.Management has made mistakes but today’s Rolls-Royce share price slump was out of its hands. There’s not much it can do given the collapse of global travel, and the recovery will be slow. By 2021, engine flying hours are set to be just 70% of pre-pandemic levels.CEO Warren East blamed exceptional times, and said civil aviation will take several years to recover from its “historic shock”, which upended the “positive momentum and strong liquidity” the group enjoyed at the start of the year.East is responding by restructuring its Civil Aerospace division, with thousands of job loses. Rolls-Royce has a strong liquidity position, now increased to £8.1bn, which includes a new and undrawn £2bn five-year term-loan facility. That is encouraging but it may be needed, and investors cannot rule out a further equity raising or disposals to boost its balance sheet.This FTSE 100 stock pays no dividendEast has been unlucky. His turnaround strategy chose to focus on aviation, which was outperforming when he took over in 2015. The Rolls-Royce share price just can’t catch a break.There were some positives today. The group is making “good progress” on fixing its Trent 1000 series engines. Defence remained “resilient”.Would I buy Rolls-Royce shares? The group suspended its dividend and scrapped profit targets in April, so there is no income while you wait for the recovery. Given the way it is bleeding cash, that could take time. Rolls-Royce stock is down more than 60% since its February peak, and largely missed the recovery in April and May.I would consider buying it on a minimum 10-year timescale. Over such a lengthy period, management should get a grip, with positive effects for the Rolls-Royce share price and dividend. It will be a long and painful journey though. Image source: British Airways See all posts by Harvey Jones Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares 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.center_img The Rolls-Royce share price is trading at dirt-cheap levels. Here’s what I’d do now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Harvey Jones | Thursday, 9th July, 2020 | More on: RR “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!last_img read more

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Maundy Thursday commandment reveals new depth, challenges in Holy Land…

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Israel-Palestine, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Middle East, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Holy Week/Easter, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis March 29, 2018 at 2:55 pm Without knowing all the detail I would agree that the new Jerusalem Municipality tax plan may be unwise though somebody has to pay the bills! But since Muslim entities will apparently also be taxed the move does not seem to be specifically anti-Christian., Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Presiding Bishop Michael Curry washes congregants’ feet March 29 at the Anglican Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr in Jerusalem during the cathedral’s Maundy Thursday service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Jerusalem] Jesus’ commandment to his disciples on the night before he was killed, that they should love one another as he loved them, took on deeper meanings tinged with political challenges March 29 for those on a Holy Week pilgrimage with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.The group spent part of the day discussing the struggle for peace in the Holy Land, and part of the day participating in traditional Holy Week liturgies. Even then, they heard the call for justice and harmony among followers of the Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, each of which considers Jerusalem to be a holy city.“As we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as the Bible teaches us, we must find ways to work for the peace of Jerusalem, which will be found where there is true equality for all, true justice for all and true freedom for everyone,” Curry told Episcopal News Service, as he reflected shortly before the traditional Maundy Thursday Eucharist and foot-washing service. “Here it is clear that this is not simply an idealistic dream. It is the only hope, and we must not rest until it is realized.”Curry’s complete reflection on his pilgrimage experience so far can be found here.The group began the day with an early-morning visit to the site known to Muslims as Haram Al Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as the Temple Mount. Mohammed Azam Al-Khatib, director general of the Department of Awqaf Jerusalem and of the affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, gave Curry and the group a tour of both the mosque and the Dome of the Rock. They also visited a museum in the complex.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, right, walks March 29 with Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani, left, and Mohammed Azam Al-Khatib, director general of the Department of Awqaf Jerusalem and of the affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, from the Dome of the Rock (in the background) to the mosque. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceMuslims believe that the Prophet Muhammad ascended from the site. They call it the Miraculous Night Journey, and it is commemorated in the architectural wonder known as the Dome of the Rock shrine. The 35-acre compound, which is administered by Jordan, also includes the remains of the Western Wall of the Second Temple, the most important religious site for Jews. Over the centuries, various groups of people have been banned from the site, depending on who controlled it.Al-Khatib gave Curry and his group a summary of the recent conflict between Muslims, Christians and Jews over the site.In the end, “as Muslims we have full respect for the Jews, because of their religion. We respect it,” Al-Khatib insisted, with the Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, the Anglican archbishop in Jerusalem, acting as translator. The problem, he said, is not the Jewish people, but is instead with “the politicians who are trying to impose their ideas on this place.”Al-Khatib said Muslim and Christian holy sites are under attack, both through violence and via laws such as the recent struggle over an onerous Jerusalem Municipality taxation plan. For centuries, religious bodies in the city have been exempt from such taxes, but the municipality is now demanding millions from religious groups as part of an ongoing dispute with Israel’s finance ministry. He called this an “extremist and radical position.”The Times of Israel recently reported that the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem has been hit with a bill of the equivalent of nearly $2 million. Al-Khatib said Muslim religious groups would owe $120 million. Even though the controversial plan was put on hold earlier this month, the diocese’s accounts are still frozen.“We’ve been attacked by this government,” Al-Khatib said. “It seems there are no wise people in Israel.”Al-Khatib contended that for 1,500 years, there was “much tolerance and mutual understanding” between Christian and Muslims. “We lived together as one family,” he said, adding later that “it seems Israel does not like to see this kind of relationship between Muslims and Christians.”He asked Curry to do what he could to work for peace in Jerusalem.“This is what Jerusalem needs: a just peace for everybody and to stop any religious wars here,” he said. “We don’t want any religious wars here. We don’t need war. We want to live in peace and harmony with everybody.”Shoes belonging to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and those traveling with him wait outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceCurry greeted Al-Khatib in the name of “your brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Church.”“Following the lead of our brother and archbishop,” he said, gesturing to Dawani, who sat between them, “our church stands with you and with him for what is just and right.”The presiding bishop said the Episcopal Church knows that Jordanian King Abdullah II “is a man of peace.”“We will share your message and the story you have told with our people back home,” Curry said. “I was raised to believe that God made all people to be equal and all people to be free. Growing up as an African-American in America, the work for freedom and justice is deep in my bones.”Later at the traditional Holy Week Chrism Mass, Dawani said in his sermon that Curry’s visit had “empowered us here in this land, especially in the difficult and challenging time we face.”Clergy must preach God’s word to all, as well as to heal and teach, trying to transform the world the way Christ did, Dawani said.“Being one of God’s ministers, we are used to the having the eyes of our parishes, and our parishes, our communities and also our traditions fixed on us, especially here in this land where we deal with so many governments,” the archbishop told the clergy. The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is spread over five countries — Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. The challenge, he said, is to know how to deal with each of those governments “to keep the balance among all the governments of this region.”Clergy in the Holy Land have “a public role to proclaim Christ’s love to all humankind,” Dawani said. “This can lead us into difficult situations: situations when we feel we have to speak when everyone else is silent; situations when we have to be silent when everyone else is speaking; situations when we have to stand up for justice, when everyone else seems to go along with the crowd.”Dawani said Anglicans must discern “how we carry Christ’s message at this difficult time in the midst of all the hardships and all the difficulties and how we stand up for our rights in order that the witness will continue, and our presence will be empowerment.”Deacons and clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem gather March 29 with Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry after the traditional Holy Week Chrism Mass. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceClergy typically renew their ordination vows during the Chrism Mass, and Dawani said the question his clergy ought to consider while doing so is whether “we are able to have the courage to speak such words of truth, to speak up when all around us are silent. Are we prepared to take the risk for Christ by standing up for those around us who are downtrodden?”The archbishop noted that the Anglican Jewish Commission recently met in Jerusalem to discuss migration and immigration, what he called “the most challenging issue at this time.” Dawani criticized, most especially, “politicians who cause all these troubles and cause innocent people to suffer because of their agendas, because they’re asking for more richness, they’re asking for more oil.”“We discussed how we should deal with the stranger in our midst; how we are to welcome those who are different to us,” he said. He said the Christians at the meeting “became passionate about this,” recalling the parable of the Good Samaritan. “In our ministry, in our offering services to the people who are in need, we don’t differentiate. Black, white, Jewish, Christian, Muslims, we help those who are in need in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”Living in a land with three religions, Dawani said he knows “sometimes the political situation affects our relationships, but we should put politics aside” and remember that all people are made in the image of God, “whether he be a Christian, a Muslim or a Jew.”Later in the afternoon, the presiding bishop and his group also had a strategic conversation about peace building with Yusef Daher, executive secretary of the Jerusalem Inter-Church Center and Zoughbi Zoughbi, local program coordinator for the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel.Curry was in the sixth day of a Holy Week pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Previous ENS coverage of his travels can be found here. Dawani invited Curry to make this Holy Week pilgrimage.The presiding bishop is accompanied by the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church; the Rev. Margaret Rose, Episcopal Church deputy for ecumenical and interfaith relations; the Rev. Robert Edmunds, Episcopal Church Middle East partnership officer; and Sharon Jones, Curry’s executive coordinator.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Tony Oberdorfer says: Ecumenical & Interreligious, Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Nick Abendanon’s Tuilagi brothers nightmare at the Rec

first_imgTuesday Mar 29, 2011 Nick Abendanon’s Tuilagi brothers nightmare at the Rec Leicester Tigers gave Bath an almighty hiding in their Aviva Premiership meeting at the Rec on Saturday, scoring five tries to nil to come away 37-6 victors. There was one guy however who took the hammering more literally than others. ADVERTISEMENTFullback Abendanon, who was courageous throughout, took some of the biggest and most frequent hits you’re likely to see this season. It actually became quite comical for the viewer, as whenever the fullback got the ball, there seemed to be a Pacific Islander sniffing him out.First it was Manu Tuilagi who smashed him with one of the biggest, and possibly best, hits of the game. Not too much later older brother Alesana got in on the act, and from then on the England capped back was battered at regular intervals. As if dealing with the two Samoan brothers wasn’t bad enough, Tongan Steve Mafi also pounded him late in the game.Abendanon did show tremendous courage though, as no matter how often they dished it out, he kept getting up for more and put in a few good runs and one fantastic try saving tackle in particular. He eventually hobbled off the field with just over ten minutes left but when a fight kicked off, he miraculously turned up again, in the thick of it.“I saw someone take a cheap shot at one of my team-mates and I dived on to the pitch to try and separate a few bodies. It was not the right thing to do, but I had taken a couple of good knocks to the head and maybe wasnt sure of what I was doing,” he explained, and said he has since apologised to the officials for his out of character behaviour.It was a physically devastating, yet brave afternoon of rugby for Abendanon. While he was able to walk off the pitch after the huge knocks, he was no doubt feeling worse for wear the next day.“Wonder why we play this game when I wake up feeling like this!” he said on twitter. ADVERTISEMENTTime: 04:47 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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

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NI research into donor profiles to be shared

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Northern Ireland Research / statistics  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NI research into donor profiles to be shared NICVA, in conjunction with Giving NI, is hosting an event on charitable giving in Northern Ireland which focuses on the profile of donors.‘Individual Giving in Northern Ireland’ will discuss the first stage of research that NICVA is conducting into individual giving in Northern Ireland. It will focus on the profile of individuals who donate with regard to age, gender and region.It will also provide information on the impact of the current economic climate on donations, donations of gifts in kind and the awareness and use of legacy giving. Everyone at the event will have the opportunity to participate in round table discussions.Among the speakers will be Andrea Thornbury, research officer at NICVA, who will share information from the Giving Report 2013, Sandara Kelso-Robb, strategic advisor to Giving NI, and Maeve Monaghan from Give Inc, Northern Ireland’s first giving circle.The event will take place in The MAC in Belfast on 25th November from 4:30pm to 6pm. Admission is free. 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 | 13 November 2013 | Newslast_img read more

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National Gardens Scheme’s total for Macmillan reaches £15m

first_imgLast year The National Gardens Scheme donated £500,000 towards the creation of the first NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre in Southmead Hospital, Bristol. The centre provides services including information about cancer and its treatment, supported physical activity programmes and expert dietary and nutritional advice. The National Gardens Scheme has now raised £15 million for Macmillan Cancer Support over the past 30 years. The NGS is Macmillan’s longest standing corporate partner and its largest single donor.The record total was announced after the NGS gave £2.6 million this year to the charities it supports by opening more than 3,800 private gardens in England and Wales.Raising funds for charities since 1927 by opening private gardens. The money raised has funded over 150 Macmillan services to help make sure that no one faces cancer alone. These include financial advisers, clinical nursing specialists, and physiotherapists.The partnership has also involved The NGS promoting Macmillan’s ‘Move More’ campaign that highlights how gentle exercise such as gardening can help reduce both the side effects of cancer treatment, and the risk of a cancer recurrence.The Yellow Book tells you where to find participating gardens. Howard Lake | 28 July 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 National Gardens Scheme’s total for Macmillan reaches £15m Charities supportedCharities supported by the National Gardens Scheme include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Parkinson’s UK, The Queen’s Nursing Institute and Perennial. Founded in 1927 it has donated more than £24 million to charity in the last ten years alone. 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: Events Macmillan Cancer Support Research / statistics Advertisement  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

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René González speaks at news conference for the Cuban 5

first_imgRené González speaks via Skype at May 30 press conference in Washington, D.C.WW photo: Berta Joubert-CeciWashington, D.C. — René González, the first of the Cuban Five to be released from U.S. jails, was the first speaker at the press conference on May 30 in Washington, D.C., that opened the Second “Five Days for the Five.” The purpose of this international event is to take up the case of the Cuban Five and raise awareness about both this serious criminal injustice and the overall criminal U.S. policy toward the Republic of Cuba.To change U.S. policy and to liberate the rest of the Five — our brothers Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labañino — we must let the people of the United States know of this effort and convince them to join it. While we know a good job is being done in the legal arena, we also know that victory in most cases can be won only   through the pressure of public opinion.No wonder then that the U.S big capitalist media were noticeably absent from this news conference. In contrast, the same day, as good and faithful representatives of the imperialist policy of the government and the Pentagon, these media echoed the latest barbarism committed against revolutionary Cuba: the U.S. government’s decision to keep Cuba on the list as a state sponsor of terrorism. This is a further example of the enormous hypocrisy of the imperialist state that promotes economic, political and military terrorism while it denies freedom to five anti-terrorists, the Cuban Five.Alicia Jrapko, the representative and leading organizer in the U.S. of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, chaired and opened the press conference by talking about the importance of the case. The Second week-long event — Five Days for the Cuban 5 — was organized by the International Committee and endorsed by the Institute for Policy Studies.René speaks to the people of the U.S.From his home in his beloved homeland, René González addressed the U.S. people through a Skype connection. After spending 15 years in U.S. prisons, he was finally able to return to and stay in Cuba with his loved ones in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship.In his brief speech, René González made it clear that his struggle for the liberation of the rest of the Five continues and that as long as one of them remains in U.S. prisons, they will remain the Cuban Five, as he can only enjoy his freedom when all five are released. Speaking in English, he expressed thanks for the solidarity expressed for the Five from all people around the world.González noted the importance of this second series of actions that will make Washington hear the call for justice from people worldwide. He appealed to the media representatives present to learn more about the case and publicize the facts, exposing the truth, so that finally justice is done for his four comrades, who are still imprisoned, accused of crimes they never committed.Hateful verdict, media lynchingThen Ignacio Ramonet, who traveled from France where he’s based, joined the campaign by speaking out. Ramonet is a university professor and editor of the Spanish version of Le Monde Diplomatique. He was also one of the organizers of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and author of the book of interviews, “100 hours with Fidel.” Ramonet began his presentation by echoing what he said was the expression of many European reporters about the case of the Five, which is a “verdict based on hatred and revenge” by the U.S.Ramonet categorized the verdict as a “media lynching to influence the jury and the court created by journalists who we now know were paid by the U.S. government … resulting not only in their sentence, but in disproportionate jail sentences.” With his passionate words in defense of Cuba and the Cuban Five, he invited those listening to remember the history of Cuba, which he emphasized “had never, in 60 years, committed any act of violence against the United States.” And although no U.S. person has ever been injured by Cuba, this country still suffers from U.S.-promoted terrorist acts.Dolores Huerta, the renowned co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union in the 1960s, along with the very famous Cesar Chávez, emphasized the terribly prejudiced, “poisoned” anti-Cuba atmosphere in Miami, where the trial of the Five was held. She drew attention to the difficulty the relatives of the Five had trying to visit them. Huerta stressed the need for President Barack Obama to take a stand and do something to free the Five.Wayne Smith, former State Department official for 25 years (1957-1982), also spoke to the press. Smith is now director of the Cuba Project at the Center for International Policy and directs the Exchange Project between the University of Havana and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is an expert on U.S. policy toward Cuba because, among his many official responsibilities for the government, Smith was in charge of the mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana during the Carter administration.Smith pointed out the many contradictions of the irrational U.S. policy toward Cuba and also recalled that Latin America is strongly united both in its solidarity with Cuba and in the rejection of Washington’s aggressive policy toward Cuba.Also participating in the news conference were some of the many personalities, parliamentarians, intellectuals, artists and activists in Latin America who will take part in the diverse range of activities for the Second event for the Five during the rest of the week. Among these are the Nicaraguan Sofia Clark D’Escoto, former secretary of the Nicaraguan Embassy in Washington, and Fernando Morais, well-known Brazilian politician and author of “The Last Soldiers of the Cold War,” a book that reveals details of the manipulation of the Five’s case.To end the news conference, René González reiterated Cuba’s willingness to sit down and talk with the U.S. on many issues of concern to both countries. The U.S. has arrogantly refused this offer up to now.Cheryl LaBash, logistics assistant for the week’s events who works with the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, underlined for Workers World the importance of René González’s words that the “case will be decided in a court of millions.” This, LaBash said, “is especially important inside the United States, where we need to intensify our work to free the Cuban Five.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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After explosion, imperialists pressure Lebanon; Iran, China send aid

first_imgFrom jungewelt.de, Aug. 18. The author has been covering Syrian, Lebanon and Palestine for progressive German-language publications for decades. Translation by John Catalinotto.It was only last January — in response to the street protests — that the technocratic government of the engineer and former university professor Hassan Diab was sworn in in Lebanon. One week after the explosions in the capital Beirut, this government resigned on Aug. 10. Diab, who has no party connections and none of   Lebanon’s long-established power structures behind him, announced new elections. According to the Lebanese Constitution, the cabinet will remain in office as a caretaker until the formation of a transitional government or new elections. It is unclear, however, when the latter will take place.The “Street” [popular demonstrations] has already made it clear that the government’s resignation will not be enough. The entire “regime” must be overthrown, people say, and call for nothing less than a “revolution.”“We don’t have one street, we have 100 streets,” Sofia Sadeh, professor emeritus of modern history of the Middle East, noted in an interview with Junge Welt on Aug. 13. “They may agree on what they do not want. But when it comes to what they want, they all have different ideas.” According to Sadeh, foreign countries are using street protests to promote their own interests in Lebanon. After the [Aug. 4] explosion in the port of Beirut, the country was in danger of an international invasion. The French, German and U.S. governments demanded “reforms” before agreeing to allocate aid from international financial agencies. The demands, however, have not been concretized, and there is disagreement about with whom these “reforms” can be implemented — if at all.On Aug. 5, French President Emmanuel Macron was the first leader to fly into Beirut where he called for a “government of national unity.” Within 24 hours, Lebanese had collected more than 50,000 signatures on a petition asking to put Lebanon back under a “French mandate.” [French imperialism held the League of Nations mandate for Syrian and Lebanon from 1923 to 1943. — Translator]Macron promised help, distributing kisses and hugs. But first he declared that all political forces must be involved, including Hezbollah. In the meantime, Macron changed his mind and, like the USA, called for a government “that everyone can agree on.” In Lebanon, however, this is seen as a recipe for stagnation.Support from IranOn Aug. 14, following up on Macron, French Defence Minister Florence Parly also arrived in Beirut. Coincidentally — according to the daily Al-Akhbar — she attended a reception also attended by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Jawad Sarif. Parly spoke about reforms and the rapid formation of a government, while Sarif declared that Iran would support medical care in Lebanon and supply petrol and oil to improve the electricity supply. In addition, the country will be supplied with glass to repair the destroyed buildings.While it has not been made public, it is possible that the two politicians also discussed the oil tankers the U.S. hijacked off the coast of Venezuela the day before, the situation in Syria or the future of the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the role of Hezbollah in Lebanon. The U.N. Security Council will decide on an extension of the mandate at the end of August. Israel, which recently brought 12 U.N. Security Council ambassadors to the border with Lebanon to show how much Hezbollah threatens Israel, wants to see a tightening of the mandate for UNIFIL or its end.Germany, too, which had sent Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (Social Democratic Party) to Beirut shortly after Macron, is calling for “reforms” in Lebanon without naming them specifically. A lot of money from Berlin is flowing into so-called civil society, which, according to all experience from war and crisis zones, tends to promote rather than stop corruption. See revised article on MSanger in 2. Germany is also backing street protests politically, medially and financially, protests that storm ministries and hang politicians in effigy. Following Maas, David Hale, the former U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, finally left his mark in Beirut in the dust of the ruins. “I am with you. I stand by your side, as do my government and the American people,” declared the U.S. politician during a tour of the Gemmayze district, which was badly damaged.Imperialists against HezbollahHale, who is now Secretary of State for Political Affairs in the U.S. State Department, proposed that Nawas Salam, Lebanon’s long-standing ambassador to the United Nations, be made the new Prime Minister. The U.S. administration argues that Hezbollah should under no circumstances play any role in Lebanon’s politics. The organization is accused by the USA, Israel, Germany and Saudi Arabia of having turned Lebanon into an Iranian outpost. They try to ignore Hezbollah’s political role and influence in the country. Hale announced that “at Lebanon’s invitation,” the FBI will land in Beirut to “assist” Lebanese and foreign investigators. The FBI is the central investigative agency of the U.S. government, combining law enforcement and domestic intelligence. Sending the FBI is also a kind of occupation.Wait and seeWhile Western governments are increasing the pressure on Lebanon, Beirut’s Eastern partners are keeping remarkably quiet. Russia, China and Iran have offered and delivered aid and are waiting to see how the Western cockfighting continues.Tehran’s interests lie in strengthening the country against Western influence and Israeli interests. Iran is strengthened by close cooperation with China. Both countries are preparing a trade and security agreement worth around $460 billion U.S. dollars with a term of 25 years. At the beginning of the year, Iran, China and Russia carried out their first joint maneuver in the Indian Ocean. Iran and the Levant — the eastern Mediterranean region — play a central role in Beijing’s economic plans for the “New Silk Road” project. The ports of that region, including Beirut, are earmarked for this. At the beginning of July, a Chinese business delegation offered Lebanese Prime Minister Diab support in modernizing the power supply and expanding public infrastructure. The entire package, worth around $12 billion U.S., is to be financed by Beijing and will be repaid over a long period of time once it comes into operation.Russia is less wealthy than China and is initially locating its interests in Syria — in clear alliance with Iran and China. Moscow sees the U.S. and the EU’s presence in the region as increasing the danger of war and thus as a threat to Russia. For this reason, Moscow presented a security plan for the Gulf region in summer 2019.According to the Israeli government, the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates now presented by the White House follows a new “doctrine” for the Middle East region: “divide and rule” — the opposite of what Moscow has proposed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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FSA County Committee Elections Underway; Ballots Received by Mail Last Week

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News FSA County Committee Elections Underway; Ballots Received by Mail Last Week Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 12, 2018 Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Boosts Member Support TeamNext articlePurdue Professor Vyn Appointed to Endowed Chair in Crop Sciences Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Steven Brown announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed ballots to eligible agricultural producers for the 2018 FSA county committee elections. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 3, 2018, to ensure their vote is counted.“County committee members represent the farmers in our Indiana communities,” said Brown. “Producers elected to these committees have always played a vital role in local agricultural decisions. It is a valued partnership that helps us better understand the needs of the farmers we serve.”Nearly 7,700 FSA county committee members serve FSA offices nationwide. Each committee has three to 11 elected members who serve three-year terms of office. One-third of county committee seats are up for election each year. County committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support programs; conservation programs; indemnity and disaster programs; emergency programs and eligibility.Brown said producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. Farmers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, may also be eligible to vote.Farmers began receiving their ballots last week. Ballots include the names of candidates running for the local committee election. Voters who did not receive a ballot can pick one up at their local FSA office. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Dec. 3, 2018. Newly elected committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2019.For more information, visit the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.  You may also contact your local USDA Service Center or FSA office.  Visit https://www.farmers.gov to find an FSA office near you.Source: USDA Indiana Farm Service Agency FSA County Committee Elections Underway; Ballots Received by Mail Last Weeklast_img read more