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Limuru Tea Company Limited (LIMT.ke) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgLimuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Limuru Tea PLC (LIMT.ke)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileLimuru Tea PLC (formerly Limuru Tea Company Limited) owns 275 hectares of tea plantations situated four kilometres to the east of Limuru Town. The Company is an outgrower to Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (UTKL), the largest private sector tea company in Kenya. UTKL acts as the Limuru Tea Company’s managing agent in the growing, manufacturing, sales and marketing of its tea. The Limuru Tea estate green leaf is manufactured in the nearby UTKL’s Mabroukie factory from where it is sold mainly for export. Limuru Tea PLC is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgCustodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileCustodian & Allied Insurance Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria offering insurance and reassurance solutions for life and non-life cover. The company has significant holdings in Custodian & Allied Insurance Limited, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, Custodian Trustees and Crusader Sterling Pensions Limited. Personal products and services cover motor vehicles, travel, boats and yachts, personal accident, home owners and personal all risks insurance. Business products range from insurance cover for motor vehicles, marine cargo and hull to fire/special perils, business interruption, occupiers liability and healthcare professional indemnity insurance. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgMwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc (MCB.tz)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileMwalimu Community Bank Limited (MCB) is a commercial bank which is wholly-owned and promoted by an umbrella trade union of teachers in Tanzania. Tanzania Teacher’s Union (TTU) is a trade union established under the Employment and Labour Relations Act 2004. There are over 200 000 members across all regions in the country. MCB meets an important need to provide affordable and accessible banking products and services to teachers in Tanzania. MCB offers a diverse range of products and services geared to empower teachers and other civil servants to improve their living conditions and transform their lives. Mwalimu Community Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Magners League becomes the RaboDirect PRO12

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It was announced today that RaboDirect, the online banking arm of Rabobank, will become the new sponsor of Rugby’s premier professional club competition in Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. From the start of the new rugby season, the competition formerly known as Magners League will become the RaboDirect PRO12.Commenting on the new four year sponsorship John Feehan, Chief Executive of RaboDirect PRO12 said:“We are delighted to welcome RaboDirect as our new title sponsor alongside our new brand PRO12 . Securing the support of an international business with the reputation of the Rabobank Group will raise the profile of the RaboDirect PRO12 and enhance the investment in the competition. The Rabobank Group are active and engaged sponsors of a number of sporting properties worldwide, including Holland, Italy and Australia and we look forward to working with them.We are very excited to welcome RaboDirect as our new sponsor at a time when we are launching our new Brand. Our competition has experienced a huge growth over the last few years and it was time to move it to the next level. Our new brand, the PRO12, encapsulates the structure, growth and energy of our competition. We look forward to working with RaboDirect, developing and nurturing the RaboDirect PRO12 competition for many years to come.” Charlie McEwen, Sales and Marketing Director at RaboDirect PRO12 said:“Our partnership with RaboDirect marks the start of an exciting journey as we plan to build on the growth that the competition has experienced in the last five years. We look forward to working with RaboDirect, using their considerable International experience, to amplify the success we have had in continually improving the competition for all supporters.”center_img Roel van Veggel, General Manager of RaboDirect in Ireland said:“We’re absolutely delighted to be embarking on this high profile sponsorship deal. Rabobank Group, throughout its 100 year history, has always sought to put down firm roots in the communities where it operates. At RaboDirect we believe that our values of passion, honesty, commitment and responsibility echo the values of this professional competition and so we’re very confident that we’ve achieved an exceptional fit in securing this sponsorship. We’re very excited about getting involved in a sport that ignites so much passion not only in Ireland, but in communities in the UK and Italy. Rabobank Group’s expertise in executing sponsorships globally will allow RaboDirect to take this competition to even greater heights. We’re looking forward to generating more enthusiasm for the competition, connecting with an even larger audience of people through their love of rugby, strengthening our ties with local communities and demonstrating RaboDirect’s firm commitment to our customers, most especially in the Irish market where the competition has become most popular in the last number of years”.last_img read more

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Image Gallery: 500 interfaith clergy and laity answered the call…

first_img November 3, 2016 at 11:06 pm I was there .We were one inthe spirit. the way it is supposed to be.I urge any who can to go show supportYou will be welcomed,thanked. Rector Smithfield, NC Comments are closed. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Standing Rock Paula La Rose says: Kate DeVries says: Gloria Kersh says: Comments (33) Louise Bower says: November 4, 2016 at 1:39 am We are with you, bearing witness. We are humbled by your courage! November 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm This is very moving and makes me proud of my fellow Christians for giving witness. Ritual and song give people strength to carry on. Thank you for sharing these photos. I am with you in prayer. November 4, 2016 at 9:12 am Thank you to each and everyone of you who made this trip and are supporting the Water Protectors. It is a blessing to see all the different people come together in support!! Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Rev Lyle Grosjean, Diocese of El Camino Real says: November 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm Good for all who are gathered, good for the churches. I cannot come now but will before the struggle is over. I pray with you, I weep with you and I give thanks for every member of the first nations of this land. May we soon be willing to leave the oil in the soil, the tar in the sand. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA November 3, 2016 at 8:46 pm God bless those standing up with the people to protect what God has provided. Diane Carnevale says: Cn. Shirley M. Watts says: christine grem says: Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Edward Thompson says: November 4, 2016 at 1:55 pm Thank you for denouncing the Doctrine of Discovery. Thank you for helping to teach how the Papal Bulls from the 1400’s destroyed Indigenous People in what are now US Territories, where Catholic Popes Nicholas V (1/8/1455 in Romanus Pontifex) and Pope Alexander VI ( 5/4/1493 in Inter Caetera) operated on the theory that the Pope was the arbitrator between Nations, and set in motion a genocide against the oldest humans (according to Y-Chromosome studies) on the earth, because the Creator spoke to Native Americans in a different way, or language, or story, than the Creator used to speak to humans on other continents. Dale Sundberg says: November 4, 2016 at 1:37 pm May God bless and hold the grand Sioux Nation and all those who love, support and stand with them! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Paula Norris says: November 3, 2016 at 6:48 pm THIS is where we should be & what we should be doing, wherever injustice is found. Adrienne Greenwood says: Yvonne Magee says: November 4, 2016 at 1:18 pm My prayers are with you, dear brothers and sister. As a Christian, I stand with you. November 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm My prayers are with you. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Jock William Doubleday says: Featured Jobs & Calls Dakota Access Pipeline, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Brandon Mauai says: November 4, 2016 at 11:48 am This is what reconciliation looks like! Repenting sins of the past. Taking steps to heal the harm caused by those sins. Forgiving the offenders. Sharing healing practices together. Unified effort to resist harmful effects of repeated sins. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anita Welych says: Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET November 4, 2016 at 11:05 am As a nation, the USA has a grave responsibility to recognize our past injustice, abuse and deprivation of indigenous peoples, and to do what we can to correct the many, lasting effects of that behavior on the lives of generations of Native American peoples. Liberty and justice are for ALL, not just for -some- privileged people. I would be there if I could be–my heart and my prayers are with you all. November 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm Thank you for these excellent photos. Although we could notpray the prayer sent around by Fr. Floberg at 10:00 EST onNov. 3, our small Pax Christi group did so at our meetingat 6:30 pm in Houlton, Maine. Pax Christi Maine submitted an appealto Pope Francis to denounce the Doctrine of Discovery severalyears ago, and we are encouraged to note that denunciationof the DOD was a large part of the ceremonies yesterday.Thanks to those of the Standing Rock community for theirfaithful witness for the care of our Mother Earth, to all theindigenous supporter,s and to the allies who showed up. Martha Richards says: Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest November 3, 2016 at 6:47 pm My prayers are with the people standing up for their rights to protect their land and water. November 4, 2016 at 10:14 am Thanks to all who answered the call to stand in prayer for Standing Rock. So grateful for Woody Star, representing his late son Rev. Terry Star. I am sure my Friend in Mission, Terry Star, was present in spirit and in the hearts of many. My prayers continue for the Standing Rock Sioux, and all protectors of our life giving water and sacred land. ~~~ Peace and Blessings. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC November 4, 2016 at 5:21 am Thank you all people of many faiths for your support! May the creator be with you and krep you safe. As Native People, it is praying and our spirituality that has kept us strong. Respect our faith as you want yours respected. Irene OBrien says: Ecumenical & Interreligious, Submit a Job Listing Marilyn Atcitty says: Valerie Wolf says: Comments navigation Newer comments November 3, 2016 at 10:14 pm Keep standing, Standing Rock!! We’ll keep praying! November 6, 2016 at 8:15 am Many of our churches and congregants not only peeped, but protested. We had vigils in front of our Unitarian-Universalist church against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many ministers and rabbis, like many of us, also opposed the Vietnam War. Sometimes the media chooses to cover what they want. So, yes, it would be good to “get some press,” as Standing Rock has been largely ignored for a while in the media.Nobody is there to “have fun,” just to bear witness and solidarity. Yes, war is terrible. Peace. By Lynette WilsonPosted Nov 3, 2016 Submit an Event Listing Image Gallery: 500 interfaith clergy and laity answered the call to stand with Standing Rock Rev. Peggy Blanchard Hunt says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Janice Wood says: November 7, 2016 at 1:32 pm Try Centuries of Genocide and Oppression, which the church is now speaking against. I’d say it goes beyond the press, and toward reconciliation efforts with many Tribes and Nations. Advocacy Peace & Justice, November 4, 2016 at 2:03 am How I wish I could be there!!! Keep standing! den mark wichar, vancouver wa says: Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Juanita Sullivan says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Shayla Wright says: Indigenous Ministries, November 4, 2016 at 1:17 am You are all in our minds and hearts. We are standing with you in prayer and solidarity. What happens to one of us affects us all. 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 Susan B. says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC November 4, 2016 at 12:47 pm I’m in! November 4, 2016 at 1:28 am It’s everyone’s wate and land. They are protecting everyone’s water ! we have to stop the concept that “they” are separate or protesting for their own rights… it’s everyone’s rights. We are not separate and the plane and water and air are everyone’s responsibility to protect ! Join the cause if you agree that our planet needs to be protected from big business interests and that it’s time to change energy policy and that clean energy is past due!! Rector Tampa, FL Comments navigation Newer comments Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Episcopal News Service – Cannon Ball, North Dakota] In a historic show of interfaith support and solidarity, more than 500 interfaith clergy and laity answered a call to come to North Dakota to stand in peaceful, prayerful and lawful solidarity Nov. 3; and to bear witness with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation as they continue to protect the tribe’s sacred land and water supply.The interfaith group spent more than five hours on site, marching, singing hymns, sharing testimony and calling others to join them in standing with the more than 200 tribes who have committed their support to the Sioux Nation as they protest the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline.Here are some images of the group’s visit.The sun rises over Oceti Sakowin Camp just north of the Cannonball River where 2,000 opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline have been living. Opponents began arriving in small numbers in April. Larger numbers came in July and August, and more continue to arrive every day. Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. John Floberg, supervising priest of the Episcopal churches on the North Dakota side of Standing Rock, gives instructions to more than 500 people from 20 faith backgrounds gathered in the Oceti Sakowin Camp just after dawn. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceSouth Dakota Bishop John Tarrant reads an abbreviated version of the Episcopal Church’s repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery. The 2009 General Convention passed a resolution repudiating the doctrine and urged the U.S. government to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceReligious leaders representing Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians and other denominations and faiths read their faith’s repudiations of the Doctrine of Discovery. Then they gave a copy of the 15th-century document that gave Christian explorers the right to claim the lands they discovered to elders in Oceti Sakowin Camp and asked them to burn it. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceEliza Marth, an Episcopal Service Corps fellow in Massachusetts, is smudged as she leaves the Oceti Sakowin Camp to march north along Highway 1806 to the front line where opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline’s route have been in a standoff with law enforcement officials since last week. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceMore than 500 interfaith witnesses marched north along Highway 1806 to the backwater bridge where they formed a Niobrara Circle of Life. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism and reconciliation lead the 500 interfaith witnesses in singing “Wade in the Water.” Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceWoody Star, the father of the Rev. Terry Star who died on March 4, 2014, represented his son during the Nov. 3 day of interfaith solidarity and witness. Star, who served on the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council and whose home church was St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, was loved by many. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThe interfaith witnesses formed a huge Niobrara Circle of Life just south of the backwater bridge where on the other side law enforcement officers kept watch. Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline have held the bridge since law enforcement on Oct. 24 cleared a newly set up protest camp on private land; land that some say belongs to the Sioux Nation. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceA man stands on a burnt-out SUV as interfaith witnesses share testimony and commit to carrying with them home the message from Standing Rock. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA November 4, 2016 at 11:33 am We are praying for you twice a day, with all of our heart, our clarity, courage and devotion.May these events ripple out into the world and gather more and more support for our capacity to care for what is sacred. Thank you for your courage and your power to endure. November 4, 2016 at 9:45 am May your movement be much blessed. You stand for all of us and we are forever in your debt. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Marilyn Keyes Roper says: Deborah Sproule says: November 4, 2016 at 8:23 am Not a peep from churches during decades of ruthless war. But hey, have fun over there. Get some press. November 4, 2016 at 1:28 am May all peoples keep coming to support you….. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY November 4, 2016 at 3:58 am I am auctioning a painting to help suppprt the protectors at Standing Rock. See Yvonne Magee (artist Arizona State University) on Facebook. Katherine Thomson says: Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

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Wolf Lake Beta Club goes to Nationals

first_img How about an update? Connor Mosley took FIRST PLACE! NATIONAL!! July 6, 2017 at 12:27 pm 1 COMMENT From Caroll Grimando – Principal of Wolf Lake Middle SchoolLast week, WLMS Junior Beta Club attended the National Junior Beta Club State Convention under the sponsorship of Ms. Kelly Garland, Ms. Chandrieka Palmer, and Ms. Terri Rawls. Please congratulate the following students who placed at this state competition. These students have moved on and are eligible to compete at the national level at the National Junior Beta Convention that will be held June 25 – June 28, 2017.1st Place in Speech – Ariel Sein1st Place in Banner – Joelle Aoun, Hannah Holbrook, Haylee Holbrook, Morgan McCabe, and Isabelle Feliciano2nd Place in Quiz Bowl – Aimee Dew, Lindsay Shapiro, Caleb Sheyda, and Rodney Bryant2nd Place in Science – Kendall Lindsay2nd Place in Language Arts – Alexander LaMay3rd Place in Mathematics – Connor MosleyUpcoming DatesDecember 5Beta Club Meeting 4:00 PM – 5:00 PMMath Midpoint Tests begin, Grades 6-8ELA and Intensive Reading Midpoint Tests begin, Grades 6-8December 6FFA Meeting in room 624SGA Meeting in room 728December 7P.A.W.S Rehearsal – Apopka HS 3:00 PM – 6:00 PMDecember 8AVID Council Meeting – Portable 7P.A.W.S Performance – Apopka HS 5:30 PM – 8PM.Testing HeadphonesMany upcoming state tests will be computer-based, and will require your child to listen to multimedia presentations. WLMS will provide a pair of headphones to any student who needs them on the day of testing. However, if you would like your child to use their own set of headphones or earbuds, please make sure to send them with a pair on the day of the test. Thank you!Wolf Lake Middle School’s Junior Beta ClubThis past Monday and Tuesday, Wolf Lake Middle School Junior Beta Club attended the National Junior Beta Club State Convention held at the Renaissance Resort Hotel at Sea World. There were over 2000 students and 45 schools represented at the state convention. Students competed in various arts, talent, and academic competitions.AVIDWolf Lake Middle School’s AVID students proudly represented our school and were featured in Valencia’s Newsletter. Students visited Valencia’s West Campus for an A.S. Experience and a first-hand look at some of their awesome programs!FFAWolf Lake Middle School’s FFA competed on December 1 in the Florida FFA Citrus Evaluation and Middle School Tool Identification Career Development Events at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City, FL. The FFA competed in the state Citrus Evaluation contest.Congratulations to our team for finishing 7th in the state!Kendall LindsayKassidy LindsayAnalise BarriosLindsey GrooverWe are very proud to announce that Kendall Lindsay, FFA Chapter President from Wolf Lake MS FFA, earned the state high individual score honor from a group of 81 FFA students who competed from across the state. Kendall and all participants had to take a comprehensive exam on the Florida citrus industry as well as correctly identify over 130 citrus fruit, pests, pathogens, parasites, diseases, leaves, rootstocks and common weeds.Volleyball Teams in PlayoffsCongratulations  to our school volleyball teams for making the playoffs!Playoff Games:Boys-Monday December 55:30 PM at Blankner MiddleGirls-Monday December 56:30 PM at Lake NonaYearbook NewsClick here for complete details of all the digital tools (including Launch, Edmodo, Parent Access, & Google Apps) useful for your child’s education, and how to access them. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. J Smith LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSWolf Lake Middle School Previous articleDebbie Turner Cancer Center acquires permanent homeNext articleHow much is your vote worth? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img read more

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Solidarity with Venezuela: Cuba explains why

first_imgThe imperialist media have joined that belonging to the Venezuelan oligarchy to poison public opinion against the Bolivarian government there. In an attempt to counter this venom, Workers World publishes here some excerpts of news and analysis from Cuba, a reliable and prestigious source. The first is an excerpt from President Raúl Castro’s June 1 speech to a session of the National Assembly, published the next day in Granma.Cuban President Raúl CastroSupport for Bolivarian VenezuelaIn this very session, in representation of the genuine will of our people, the Cuban Parliament approved a declaration of support to the people and government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.On this issue, I would like to emphasize that it is necessary to denounce and stop the aggression against this sister country. Imperialist economic and political interests are attempting to deny its people the right to exercise self-determination. Joining the unilateral, arbitrary and unjust sanctions of the United States, are intervention in internal affairs by the OAS and various governments, as well as defamation and crude manipulation of reality — all directed toward overthrowing the constitutional government elected by Venezuelans.Many of those leading protests and seeking international recognition are the same individuals who were involved in the 2002 military coup, in the oil sabotage of 2003 and in the violent, seditious actions of 2014.A hypocritical attempt is made to justify foreign intervention, claiming that they want to help the Venezuelan people, but the only way to do so is by demonstrating in action full respect for the sovereignty of Venezuela and encouraging constructive, respectful dialogue, as the only means to address disagreements.If, in reality, there is concern for human rights and personal security, the pro-coup violence which has caused death and injury must be unequivocally condemned. Images of youth being hit, punched and burned alive by violent oppositionists remind us of the worse acts of fascism.I reiterate our solidarity with the Bolivarian Chavista Revolution, with the civic-military union of the Venezuelan people and with the government led by constitutional President Nicolás Maduro Moros.For entire speech, see tinyurl.com/yd3925al Script for plans to destroy Bolivarian Revolution written in Washington. (Granma, May 25)Breaking the law, creating a parallel government, organizing alternative economic institutions, harassing public officials, destroying property, hoarding of goods, marching, obstructing social events, boycotting elections, disrupting schools, using false identities, seeking arrests, launching hunger strikes and overwhelming the state administrative systems — are only a few of the 198 methods to overthrow governments proposed by CIA coup expert Gene Sharp, more than 40 years ago.Finding just one of these techniques that has not been used against Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution is difficult.These last several years, President Nicolás Maduro’s administration has faced particularly intense attacks and the implementation of so-called non-conventional war, based on psychological manipulation, social protest, coups and irregular armed struggle.Unlike traditional conflicts, non-conventional wars are based on promoting confrontations between authorities and the population, to undermine the government’s ability to function, leading to its demise without the use of a foreign military intervention.Perhaps the clearest example of this kind of warfare is the operation carried out by U.S. and Western powers against the government of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. Bands of opponents, armed and advised from abroad, carried out the dirty work on the ground, while NATO provided air support, and the transnational corporate media manipulated the facts presented to the public.Venezuela, a case studyDespite the defeat of the 2002 coup attempt — by a massive mobilization of the Venezuelan people … Chávez was confronted by protests and sabotage, of different proportions, until his very last days.When the Bolivarian leader died in March of 2013, and his successor, Nicolás Maduro, took the reins, the right wing and their foreign advisers activated the most aggressive tactics of their non-conventional war strategy, in hopes of dealing the revolution a final blow.More than street barricadesThe mounting violence of protests taking place recently in Venezuela is reminiscent of the street barricades and fighting (guarimbas) which occurred in February of 2014, leaving 43 dead and more than 800 injured.But this last wave of violence appears to be better organized and more extensive.The attack by armed opposition gangs on the Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías Maternal-Infant Hospital, with 54 children inside, would qualify as a war crime before any international court.The Venezuelan right, traditionally divided given its personal rifts, with various individuals competing for power, is, on the contrary, united in following the non-conventional script written in Washington. Violence is the only common ground.Repeated calls for street demonstrations, despite the fact that more than 40 lives have already been lost in this round of guarimbas, along with the opposition’s refusal to participate in the Constituent Assembly, make clear, once again, that the only solution the opposition offers is an end to the revolution, by any means and regardless of consequences.The continuity of the social project begun by Hugo Chávez — which has forever changed the reality of this country to benefit the poor — is not all that is at stake.The counterrevolutionaries outside the OAS had a script. They were practiced and stuck to their line. In addition to providing human mouthpieces that amplify the lies in the media, they also attacked Venezuela’s international solidarity. Part of the script says Venezuela sends oil to Caribbean countries and Cuba while Venezuelan people starve and die. This is a dagger at ALBA and the solidarity agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean that break with the imperialist economic domination. They hate Cuba and say that socialism stifles creativity. The attack is not only against Venezuela, but also against Cuba and any attempt to develop outside of imperialism.For entire article: tinyurl.com/y9sakl9uWhat is Petrocaribe?An article by Rachel Glickhouse on May 10, 2013, published by the Americas Society, explains the Petrocaribe organization. One can easily see why U.S. imperialism would adopt policies aiming to destroy such an organization as well as other international initiatives by Bolivarian Venezuela that strengthened the sovereignty of the countries south of the United States.Under the administration of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, an energy bloc emerged to provide low-interest oil sales to nearby countries facing expensive imports. As a region, Caribbean countries spend around 13 percent of GDP on oil imports, while Petrocaribe, the Venezuela-led organization, allows governments to pay for petroleum over time.Venezuela offers oil agreements to member countries, which must pay 60 percent of the bill within 90 days. The remaining 40 percent can be financed over 25 years at 1 percent interest, should oil prices stay above $40 per barrel. Financing takes into account the current cost of oil, allowing for more favorable terms when the cost of oil is higher. Countries may also offer goods and services to pay off oil shipments, ranging from food such as beans and sugar to human capital such as doctors.There are now 18 members of Petrocaribe: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Venezuela.For entire article, see tinyurl.com/ybebz64vFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Iowans protest ICE raid

first_imgMount Pleasant rally on May 10.Mount Pleasant, Iowa — Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 32 immigrant workers after raiding the concrete manufacturing plant MPC Enterprises (Midwest Precast Concrete) on the morning of May 9 as part of the U.S. government’s ongoing war against immigrants and workers.At MPC, 32 men were arrested and detained by ICE agents, with the assistance of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s department. The workers, who were from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, were charged with “administrative immigration violations” and loaded into vans. The specific charges against them have not been released, and the workers were unable to contact their families.ICE Regional Public Affairs Officer Shawn Neudauer refused to answer questions about the raid after being contacted by this reporter. Instead, Neudauer issued a statement to Workers World on May 10. According to the statement, “There is no threat to the public. As this involves an ongoing criminal investigation no further comment is available.”The workers did not pose any threat to the public, but ICE continues being a threat with its campaign of intimidation and force. As reported by WHO TV, Mt. Pleasant resident Tammy Shull said, “Students were leaving class to see if their parents were there. There’s a lot of fear in the community.” (May 9)One of those students was 15-year-old Oscar Lopez of Mount Pleasant High School, who heard about the raid from a phone call during his third-period class. Fearing that his father was among those arrested, Lopez and his mother went to the MPC plant, where they saw ICE agents guarding the entrance and the workers forcibly escorted into the vans. It was later reported that Lopez’s father was among those arrested. (Des Moines Register, May 10)Since news of the raid spread through the town of 8,500 people, Mt. Pleasant’s First Presbyterian Church (FPC), a safe place for immigrants and refugees, has been working with groups like the Iowa City-based Center for Worker Justice (CWJ) of Eastern Iowa to develop an emergency response to the raid and pursue a course of action.CWJ Executive Director Rafael Morataya took to social media, writing: “It is devastating to see the faces of children during the meeting yesterday in Mount Pleasant, the community is dismayed by the raid in a town that has welcomed immigrants with open arms as they have contributed to the local economy and have made their new home. Thanks to all who are supporting the families and rejecting the hate from ICE.”The FPC hosted a community forum, followed by an “Immigrant Children Vigil” outside the Henry County Courthouse in Mt. Pleasant on May 10. During the forum, Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Ron Archer told forum attendees that assisting ICE was “part of my job.” (Des Moines Register, May 11) This line of reasoning follows the “Nuremberg Defense” that Nazi war criminals used to justify their compliance with the fascist regime by saying, “We were only following orders.”In Des Moines, a solidarity vigil was conducted outside the Neal Smith Federal Building. The Vigilia Solidaria was organized by the American Friends Service Committee (Iowa), the Iowa DREAM Coalition, Iowa Justice For Our Neighbors and Proyecto Latino Iowa CCI, which is part of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement’s sister organization, Iowa CCI Action Fund.In a May 11 email, Iowa CCI said: “We’re not going to back down – we won’t stand for more families being torn apart. We are committed to making sure that our local law enforcement don’t become pawns of ICE.”Iowa legislators and law enforcement are carrying out the bidding of President Donald Trump and ICE. A recent example was the passing of Senate Bill 481 in April, a measure to punish sanctuary cities that was eagerly signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds and will take effect on July 1. This bill represents the willingness of state officials to work with the Trump administration in tearing apart families and communities.The raid took place three days before the 10th anniversary of another Iowa tragedy: the ICE raid on the Agriprocessors Inc. meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, on May 12, 2008. Nearly 400 immigrant workers were arrested and subjected to barbaric treatment by the authorities. One of the workers was María Gómez, who was 31 when she told the Los Angeles Times, “We walk on the streets, and the Americans see us as criminals.” (May 12, 2009)This moment in recent history shows how the U.S. government was waging a war on immigrants and workers long before Trump took office.The Iowa Federation of Labor released a public statement which concluded: “Every single worker suffers when millions struggle but have no way to speak up on the job, and we worry that making workplaces spaces of fear will only increase the exploitation and suffering of our fellow workers. Instead of deporting people, we should ensure that all workers have rights on the job – and can exercise them without being retaliated against.” (iowalabornews.com, May 10)Many of the emergency response groups condemning ICE are raising funds for the arrested workers and their families.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Pacific Asia Museum Announces Pakistani Textile Artist-In-Residence

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Cultural Heritage Pacific Asia Museum Announces Pakistani Textile Artist-In-Residence From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 1, 2013 | 11:11 am 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Pacific Asia Museum along with the museum’s Pakistan Arts Council will welcome acclaimed ralli artist Naina from July 18 through July 21 as an artist-in-residence. Visiting from Pakistan’s Sindh region, Naina will demonstrate the creation of these traditional quilted textiles.Naina will begin her residency on Thursday, July 18 and will work in the museum’s Auditorium Foyer from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors may observe the artist at work, and enjoy completed works and vintage pieces on display. Select items will be available for purchase. Her residency continues on Friday, July 19 from 1-4 p.m. and during the evening’s Fusion Fridays event from 7:30-8:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 20 she will work from 12-4 p.m., and on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. All visitors may enjoy Naina’s work during these scheduled times as part of museum general admission, with the exception of Friday evening’s session, which is included with Fusion Fridays admission.Ralli quilts are made in Pakistan and western India by women artisans, many of whom do not travel out of their own village without male supervision. Requiring almost 200 hours to create, patchwork ralli quilts are richly patterned textiles made of old cloth from discarded fabrics. The cloth is torn or cut into geometric shapes, then stitched together on a palm mat using a large needle and cotton thread with patchwork, applique and embroidery techniques. Traditionally, ralli quilts were used as a form of currency, and would be included in a woman’s dowry. Today, they have become increasingly popular on the commercial market.Naina will come to Pacific Asia Museum immediately following her appearance at the prestigious Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, the largest international folk art market in the world. Born and raised in a small village in Pakistan, Naina has spent decades on her craft alongside other women from her village through Lila Handicrafts, a Pakistani cooperative of women from a small village in the Thar Desert region of Pakistan, Tehsil Diplo. The proceeds of their work goes directly back to the women and towards educational opportunities for children in the region. In 2011, Naina became the first member of Lila Handicrafts to travel internationally to appear alongside her work at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.Naina’s residency is made possible by Pacific Asia Museum’s Pakistan Arts Council.About Pacific Asia MuseumPacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit www.pacificasiamuseum.org or call (626) 449-2742. Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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Pasadena Senior Center Seeks Financial Support, Must Raise $2 Million

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Top of the News Vital programs and services at the Pasadena Senior Center that serve basic daily needs for older adults are being impacted by the COVID-19 issue.Those who rely on the center for critical services such as daily hot lunches available to members, the food distribution program for low-income members and non-members who need essential food at home, the telephone reassurance program that helps homebound older adults combat isolation and loneliness and stay connected to the center and other vital programs consider the center a lifeline that benefits their mental, emotional and physical health.“Without the financial help of the Pasadena community, we may have to cut these and other services that are critical to thousands of vulnerable people at a time when they need our help the most,” said Akila Gibbs, executive director of the Pasadena Senior Center. “I am appealing to the Pasadena community to help us get through this precarious time, which may last many months.”The center’s revenue stream and investment fund, which Gibbs and other key staff rely on to operate the center and provide critical services, have diminished drastically because of the COVID-19 issue. Entry fees for the Pasadena Senior Games are being refunded to the more than 1,500 registrants, and facility rentals for weddings, conferences and other special third-party events have been canceled for the foreseeable future. Fee-based spring classes cannot be offered, and digital alternatives are being explored.“It is likely we will be in the same position this coming autumn,” Gibbs added. “This crisis is forcing me to make decisions I never imagined I would have to face – decisions that will impact the lives of thousands older adults throughout the greater Pasadena area.”An additional $2 million is needed to cover COVID-19-related losses this fiscal year if the Pasadena Senior Center is going to get through the crisis with the resources necessary to continue providing services and programs. The center is one of only a few 501(c)(3) nonprofit senior centers in the U.S. and the only one in the greater San Gabriel Valley that offers such a breadth of services. No funding is received from any government agency. If the center is forced to close, there will be no other organization to fill the void.To donate, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on the Donate button. Call (626) 685-6756 for more information. Community News Pasadena Senior Center Seeks Financial Support, Must Raise $2 Million STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4:01 pm 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Subscribelast_img read more

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