Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgHippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) 2021 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ISA investors! I think now’s the time to buy this FTSE 100 6.5% dividend

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild 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. ISA investors! I think now’s the time to buy this FTSE 100 6.5% dividend Royston Wild | Saturday, 9th May, 2020 | More on: SSE 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. 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Image source: Getty Images. center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Royston Wild Do you have some spare investment cash burning a hole in your pocket? Thinking of ways to use your new £20,000 annual allowance in your Stocks and Shares ISA? I can reflect on dozens of FTSE 100 shares that are worthy additions to any investment portfolio.Global share markets recorded some of their meatiest monthly gains in April. But the falls of late last month and early May indicate that investor confidence remains brittle as biscuits. Hopes and fears surrounding the Covid-19 crisis is causing buying and selling activity to oscillate wildly. It’s a subject that threatens to keep stock markets volatile for some time yet.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…It’s why an army of share investors prefer to sit on the sidelines rather than take the plunge. This is one of the worst things you can do. Firstly, the key to successful share investing is to take a long-term view on a stock’s profits potential. Possible price movements in the immediate future should have little to no impact on whether you choose to buy or not.And secondly, there’s a galaxy of great Footsie stocks that are trading on rock-bottom earnings multiples right now. A number of blue-chips are on my personal watchlist following recent heavy selling.A fallen FTSE 100 starOne of these fallen FTSE 100 shares is SSE (LSE: SSE). This is an equity that has fallen around 25% in value since selling fever gripped financial markets around 10 weeks ago. And it’s a fall that fails to reflect this company’s exceptional defensive characteristics which should enable it to ride out the pandemic-related economic collapse.A downturn in the local economy usually leads to a subsequent drop in electricity demand as business output drops. But of course, the UK’s need for power isn’t going to fall off a cliff. This puts SSE in better shape to ride out the consequences of the Covid-19 breakout. A fresh round of fundraising earlier this month has solidified the balance sheet over the more immediate term though.6% dividend yields!But as I say, let’s look past the near future and consider SSE’s position over a longer time horizon. The company’s moves to embrace ‘greener’ energy will make it essential in helping government plans to create a greener economy. Yet I don’t believe this Footsie firm and its brilliant profits opportunities for this decade and beyond are reflected at current prices.Right now, SSE sports a forward price-to-earnings (or P/E) ratio of 13.5 times. It carries a mighty 6.5% dividend yield too. Any sort of yield is welcome given that UK blue-chips continue to hack down their payout policies left, right and centre. But this yield would be impressive at any other time too (the Footsie average sat closer to 4% at the turn of 2020). With the business having finally hived off its troublesome retail operations, this is a stock I reckon is a top buy for the new decade. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Eve sermon in Jerusalem

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC [1] http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/at-interfaith-luncheon-an-appeal-for-a-miracle/ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Israel-Palestine, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 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 Joyce Ann Edmondson says: Comments (1) The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Dec 25, 2012 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Eve sermon in Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL [2] http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-making-of-a-miracle-the-chief-rabbi-and-the-imams/ 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release December 25, 2012 at 11:19 am “Holy God, creator of us all, remind us of the dignity you bestow on every human being through your birth in human flesh. Help us hold up mirrors to see your face in tyrant and prisoner alike. ”This reminds me of Mother Teresa’s words to the effect that we might see Christ in the faces of all we meet in their “distressing disguise…” In this way, we can be a light in the darkness too. Middle East, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “A child is born, a prince of peace who will establish justice, here and around this earth,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her sermon on Christmas Eve, December 24 from St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem.The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Even sermon:Christmas EveSt. George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, 11:30 pm24 December 2012The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchI bring you glad tidings of great joy! A child is born, a prince of peace who will establish justice, here and around this earth. He will be guide and counselor, a ruler to lead us in paths of peace, who will break down walls and make the path straight. The prophet promises a prince of peace who will burn all the combat boots and bloodied uniforms, stoking a fire to light the way toward justice and peace.That world still feels a very long way off. More than 2000 years later we are still waiting and hoping and yearning for that light to banish the darkness once and for all, and deliver us from the long night. We gather on this night to celebrate the kindling of that light in human flesh – in the birth of the Holy One among us. We are here to remember and discover again the light that burns bright in the darkness, a light the darkness did not put out – not in this land so many years ago, nor through the years since. The darkness did not prevail; it will not and cannot overcome the light of Christ. The light continues to burn through trials and migrations, wars and plagues, political machinations and death. The light is here this night, burning still in human hearts set ablaze by God.The Holy One comes among us in light and darkness, when we are most in need and despair, as well as in rejoicing. God is here, Emmanuel.We remember the Christ child delivered on a bleak midwinter night. His mother Mary and Joseph set out into darkness, seeking shelter on a cold and bitter night, knowing that the time of delivery was very near. In cities around the world tonight homeless teenagers still struggle to find shelter. In many of those cities, they stand in line to see if a lottery will produce a bed for them in an overcrowded shelter. Tomorrow will bring the same challenge – will there be a place in the inn?We remember a holy child and family fleeing into exile, refugees before an earthly king who sought to finally silence every threat and opposition. This Land of the Holy One still waits for earthly leaders to come to the table and deliver homes where all children might grow and flourish in the light of peace. O Lord, you set a table before us in the presence of our enemies, you spread your feast, and let your bounty overflow. Let your children’s fear of one another be banished by the light you shed in our midst.The empires of this world continue to make war – in Afghanistan, in the China Sea, in Pakistan and in Congo. We wait with trepidation for the next chapter in Iran and Syria and Egypt. Give us your peace, O Lord; let your kingdom come, and speedily. Give us hearts of hope while you are working your purposes out over all the earth. Make us vessels of your peace, set us alight as partners with your eternal flame.Herod threatened this child, this babe of Mary. Children are still dying at the hands of the angry and confused and possessed, shot to death in schools, and turned into drug-addled soldiers in wars of conquest. Good Lord, deliver your people from themselves. Let your fires consume the hardware of violence and the instruments of death. Teach us peace, let peace prevail this night and every night.Human beings here and around the globe live in fear, assaulted by petty tyrants who dominate others to escape their own fear and anxiety. Holy God, creator of us all, remind us of the dignity you bestow on every human being through your birth in human flesh. Help us hold up mirrors to see your face in tyrant and prisoner alike. Teach us equity in your embrace of all the world this night. For you are born in our midst for the healing of every division.God answers the darkness of human hearts with a tiny cry in an occupied land – the cry of a babe born to a surprised teenager who said yes to God’s daunting invitation. That mother and child are sheltered by the compassion of a foster father, who has answered another surprising invitation. Jesus is God’s own “yes” to humanity, as he is reminded at his baptism: “you are my beloved; in you I am well pleased.” God’s yes overwhelms the darkness, and the YES of Jesus brings restoration and wholeness to humanity and all creation. God says to us this night, “you are my beloved children, among whom I rejoice to dwell.”Sometimes the invitation to embrace that divine light comes in surprising places. Two weeks ago in New York the leader of the largest mosque in that city and the Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel sat down to a Hanukkah meal together with several other rabbis and imams.[1] That meal, too, was lit with candles in the darkness. The Chief Rabbi invited the imams to visit Israel – and several accepted.[2] There is a growing flicker of light in the darkness, as the children of Abraham seek peace in this Land of the Holy One.How will you answer God’s invitation this night? Will you seek the light in the darkness? Our own “yes” answers God’s yes in human flesh – and the Christ light is kindled within us like a candle in the night. Will your own heart welcome Christ’s birth within? Will you fan and feed that Christ light to flame up and banish the darkness?For unto us is born a child, healer of humanity and all creation, the prince of peace. This is indeed good news of great joy for all people. Raise your voice, ring out your joy, sing a new song, and tell of light born this night in human flesh, Emmanuel. Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth to all people – to all God’s creation. May the Christ light burn within us, and among us, and between us. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. May the peace of Christ spread abroad as fire to consume the instruments of violence and war. Let that light blaze forth like the dawn! The Sun of righteousness is born in our midst! The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness will never overcome it. Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Looking for peace while facing a calamity of errors

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor. Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. Wow! What a week Mia! seems like all is settling down I hope! Prayers to you and your husband for this week being a better week.-D.L Reply The Anatomy of Fear Donnie, I sure can relate to unexpected problems these past few weeks. First, as I told you, I somehow tore some tendons in my right foot, and became temporarily non- ambulatory until the foot doctor, and his magic, got me walking again, pain free now. Then our home had only partial power. Some rooms worked, others didn’t. I sure know just how bad it is when the power is out! I threatened my husband…. take me and the dog to a dog friendly hotel or motel or else! Even though I didn’t know what else meant…lol! I was smothering in the living room, the dog was panting, with his enlarged heart condition too, and my husband was outside doing something. Then at 10:00 pm a power guy came back with a portable transformer unexpectedly, and set it up, and got us power. It is still out here working our power! Don’t know when Duke crews will be back to dig up our backyard, to do what they have to do, but I’m not calling them because we have power! Then, I got a call from a guy that informed me my husband was broke down on the side of the road in our truck ( my husband never carries his cell phone with him). We got it towed, to a place, that couldn’t fix it, and had to have it towed once again, to Orlando, and in the meantime, we were going crazy, thinking what to do, and how to get around. I sent my husband up on 436 on my bicycle, to rent a U-Haul pickup. Yeah, it cost, but at least we got around, a few days. Only thing is, I took a liken’ to the pickup, it had satellite radio, that showed the name of the artist and song title, and a back up camera. I said I want to buy this truck! Ha ha…..only had 5,000 miles on it… I just hope the shop in Orlando got my husband’s truck fixed correctly, and that we don’t have any more problems with it starting, or cutting off going down the road. Having only one high mileage vehicle, that is 12 years old is the pits. Funny thing is, my husband drove that rental like the little ol’ lady from Pasadena, and he no sooner gets his own truck back out of the shop, and he is back to driving it like a freakin’ road warrior!!! Take care Donnie, prayers to you and your loved ones….. TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleSenator John McCain dies at 81Next articleSurprise! A burned omelet for breakfast Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Reply The VOICE of InspirationBy Don LindseyTo say that the last couple of days have been interesting would be an understatement. Early in the week, the window air conditioner in our bedroom went out reminding us that central air is a must have for our home. On Friday night, we discovered that a pipe had broke on the side of our house flooding out a small area before we were able to catch it. If that weren’t enough, our plumbing went out as a result of the lack of water pressure and with seven people in the house, it caused a few issues that kept me up until 3 am troubleshooting. It seemed as if something could go wrong, it would find a way to do so.Thankfully, we have the greatest neighbors that we’ve ever had and being in the a/c business, he was able to help me pull out the broken one and replace it on Thursday, and when we discovered the broken pipe on Friday, he was out in the mud at 10:30 in the evening, fixing it for us. To top it all off, he was having a worse week than we were with the transmission in his truck going out and it is his primary mode of transportation, and yet there he was, in a good mood, helping a neighbor.I drove him around to a couple of places during the week as he looked to fix his truck or purchase a new one and every time he would get close to a solution, another problem would arise eliminating that option. Where I tend to get frustrated and forget to pray my way through issues, he does not have that problem and despite all the roadblocks he encountered kept praying. Now, I’m not saying that he didn’t get upset like anyone else would, but after he would pray, I noticed that he seemed to relax, and would focus on his next option.Unfortunately for me, I didn’t pick up on this fully until I was plunging away at 1 am Saturday morning, muttering things under my breath that I shouldn’t have been muttering. Once it did sink in, however, I gave it a try. I prayed for peace and patience and slowly started to relax. I also started to put in perspective the issues in places such as Hawaii against the “problems” I experienced through the week and realized that I am blessed to be in the situation that I am in. I thought back to how scared I was during Irma and started to pray for those in the path of danger.Before I knew it, I was no longer frustrated and was happy to see progress being made as the water receded. After finally going to bed and getting a couple hours of sleep, I was even happier to see that our plumbing problem was resolved when I woke up. I was able to stay in a good mood as I ran errands and helped my neighbor do a couple of things but when I got home, frustration hit again as it appeared that our issues with the plumbing were back. My wife, knowing me better than I know myself, calmed me down and ended up fixing the issue. After cooling off and praying, I started to find a sense of peace again. With that sense of peace came a reminder that prayer isn’t about asking for favors, it’s about communing with The Lord. Unloading my burden through prayer works for me, it takes off my shoulders stress that always seems to work itself out when I’m patient.The lesson I learned this week? When looking for peace during a calamity of errors, give prayer a try and allow God to do the heavy lifting. Prayer is such a blessing, and you’re right on the money with how powerful it is. I know how important prayer is to you and look to immulate your approach and dedication to keeping a constant line of communication with The Lord open at all times. God bless my friend.-D.L August 26, 2018 at 4:07 pm August 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply charles towne Reply Don Lindsey August 25, 2018 at 11:53 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter August 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm Don Lindsey 4 COMMENTS Oh Donny, life can be difficult is a lesson we all must learn but as you so well point out and the word teaches us prayer plays a powerful role in the Christian’s life. Oh that we can all learn this lesson and may it sustain each of us, troubled or not or not is my most sincere prayer. May the father’s perfect love surround each of us and may you be greatly blessed is my most sincere prayer, your brother in Christ, Chaz Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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Microsoft’s charitable giving is “PR exercise”

Tagged with: Technology IT magazine The Register claims that Microsoft “deliberately set out to use charitable contributions to bolster its image in February this year, according to a leaked internal Microsoft email we have seen.”Read The Register’s report. 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 October 1999 | News Microsoft’s charitable giving is “PR exercise” 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. read more

Prisoners’ lives matter! ‘Inmates cannot social distance’

first_imgMakinni IyapoBy Makini IyapoThis edited talk was given at an Aug. 13 Workers World Party webinar, “From Black August to Black Lives Matter,” hosted by the WWP Prisoners Solidarity Committee.I am so honored to be here, in the company of people of like minds. I feel rejuvenated and encouraged to be a part of this. Never Forget, Never Again, Never Alone is an organization I founded in 2000 as a result of a conversation with my husband. He was in Pelican Bay, arriving in 1989. He was released from SHU [Security Housing Unit] there in 2015. [Inmates in Pelican Bay SHU spend 22.5 hours daily in windowless cells — it is a notorious supermax prison in the U.S.]It’s been such a challenging transition for him. It’s like peeling back an onion, because they’ve been so traumatized. He slept on the floor, [suffering] from sleep deprivation and traumatic events that I can’t even name. We just rallied to get the word out for Black August. We commemorate Black August. We don’t celebrate it, because Black August acknowledges our fallen comrades — brothers and sisters who gave their lives — comrade George [Jackson], Khatari Gaulden, Sister Adama [Traoré]. Black August: a time to commemorate and educateCell Blocks 2 City Blocks is an organization started by a brother who passed away last year. He got out about three years ago. He reached back to support the brothers, and [he] reached out to college Black Student Unions and young people to get them involved and open up their eyes to what was going on behind prison walls. Cell Blocks 2 City Blocks was in the community and contributing to the community by creating jobs, creating organizations, helping them to access resources that they otherwise would not have known. [Another organization is] KAGE Universal, started by Minister King X. He combines music, art, bringing out and highlighting the work of so many talented brothers and sisters behind those enemy walls; doing concerts, getting art shows and helping them get resources so their voices can be heard. The KAGE Universal [work] involves the youth, because we understand that the whole prison-industrial complex has a pipeline created to bring our babies in there. It happens in the elementary schools, when they start saying “You have a disciplinary problem; you have a learning issue.” They are making a way to bring foster children into this pipeline. A lot of brothers and sisters do time, but don’t reach out to their family and tell them, “I’ve been in SHU all these years, and I’ve been subjected to this.” They’re prideful; they’re men; they’re women. They’re strong, and they don’t want to worry their family. They don’t want to be a burden. We know that the community loves them, misses them, wants them home. We are trying to get the word out to the community. We all see them and know that everybody deserves a second chance. The Black August Organizing Committee [which I’m on] is working to bring awareness of Black August every day. Black August is a time to commemorate, but we also educate. We’re trying to heal in the midst of all this going on. We want to heal. We are loving, caring men and women. And we want to continue to elevate and raise awareness to that. This particular year, when my husband is on the mainline [general prison population], is mind blowing. Not only has he been incarcerated all this time, but he’s locked up more now than he was. When he was in SHU and trying to just navigate that and keep his spirits and encouragement [up was one thing] — now we find ourselves in this pandemic. Inmates not able to social distanceIn California, we started having these conversations in March about if it gets inside the prisons, that’s going to be a petri dish. It’s going to spread. Now it is widespread. Gov. [Gavin] Newsom and Secretary of the California Department of Corrections Ralph Diaz said that they would not be transferring [people]; they would practice social distancing. They did not hold true to the statement that they gave. They’ve transferred prisoners from Chino to San Quentin. Now they have 25 deaths, including eight staff. There is an outbreak in Folsom, [after] one of the guards there went to San Quentin to help, when their pandemic became overwhelming. Now they’ve taken that back to Folsom. They have [prisoners] in tents in Folsom. They had eight people [positive] on Friday [Aug. 7]. I spoke to a brother today — now they have 100 people [positive] out there. They don’t even have a physician on staff. They have porta-potties that don’t flush. At what point is any of this considered inhumane? What do we have to do to bring awareness and stop this? Incarcerated people’s lives matter, and we can no longer accept this. We are trying to organize nationwide, because this is happening throughout Texas, Florida, New York. It’s happening everywhere where there’s no regard.The inmates are not able to social distance. They don’t have enough of the hand sanitizers and things to be able to comply with what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said helps decrease the spread. Their masks [are from] old jumpsuits that they’ve made. But staff walk around and don’t comply.[There was] the raid at Soledad. Not only [guards] pulled them out of their beds at 3 a.m., they didn’t allow them to get dressed. [Guards] didn’t allow [prisoners] to get their masks and they made racial slurs, like they hope all those “n—-rs” got the COVID-19 virus. Well, guess what? Now there are 12 positive cases. Numbers are continuing to climb [at Soledad], because they’re not even treating them. When people are complaining about how they’re not feeling well, the nurses — who they are having language barriers with, so they can’t really communicate — tell them that they’ll be okay. They’re young; it’s all in their minds. At what point is enough, enough? Their lives matter. From a capitalistic perspective, we are taxpayers, and we have to make the states of California, of Texas, of New York, all of them, take notice and acknowledge us and know that our lives matter — that they are our husbands, brothers. From the MOVE people, I’m so excited that finally, after all these years, and after all of the tragedy and losses, they’ve all been released. This meeting is so inspiring to me to know that there are people out here who do know we are no longer going to stand for this. We are going to put our foot down. We have to inconvenience them. We have to let them know that this is no longer acceptable. We have to continue to fight to raise awareness to get the word out, to be informed and network. I’m so excited and proud and thankful to have been included in this conversation. We are just going to continue to bring the awareness, network and be prayerful. Makini Iyapo has a long history of involvement in the prisoners’ rights movement in California. At the webinar she represented Never Forget, Never Again, Never Alone; California Prison Focus/KAGE Universal; From Cell Blocks 2 City Blocks; and the Black August Organizing Committee. She is the spouse of a prisoner who has been incarcerated for 45 years. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF calls for the UN to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists

first_img The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the United Nations to create as soon as possible the position of Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists. Despite various resolutions adopted on this topic in the past decade, including by the Security Council and the General Assembly, the statistics of journalists killed in the course of their work remain very troubling. During the last ten years, more than 700 reporters have been killed in the line of duty.On May 27th, the day Resolution 2222 was adopted by the UN Security Council, RSF’s Secretary General Christophe Deloire addressed the ambassadors of the Security Council hailing this historic resolution but also calling for concrete action.“These legal advances have not been translated into action if we are to judge by the number of journalists killed each year, Christophe Deloire declared. The issue regarding safety of journalists is not an absence of applicable law but rather a lack of means of ensuring compliance. Only a Special Representative working closely with the UN Secretary General will have the political weight, the capacity to act quickly, and the legitimacy to coordinate with all UN bodies to implement change”.A Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the Protection of Journalists would have the main task of monitoring compliance by United Nations member states with their obligations under international law. The Special Representative’s mandate could for example be modeled on the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflicts.Giving the Special Representative a central and permanent position under the UN Secretary General aegis could significantly empower the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity and all UN efforts lead by UNESCO, the Human Rights Council, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, as well as reinforce the regional actions of the Council of Europe or the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Organization of American States). Despite the progress that has already been made, more needs to be done.“I am deeply concerned about the failure to reduce the frequency and the scale of targeted violence that journalists face and the near absolute impunity for such crimes”, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his report on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity issued on August 6 2015. Unfortunately, RSF can only agree with Ban Ki-moon’s harsh statement. The 2015 World Press Freedom Index highlights a deterioration in freedom of information across the globe. Two-thirds of the 180 countries surveyed performed worse than in the previous year. The decline affected all continents.2014 has been marked by an extreme level of violence towards journalists all around the world, including carefully staged threats and beheadings. 71 journalists were killed in 2014, especially in Syria, Palestine, Ukraine, Iraq and Libya. 119 journalists were kidnapped in 2014, a 30% increase from 2013’s figures, especially local journalists in Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Mexico. Since the start of 2015, 48 journalists have been killed across the globe (8 in France, 6 in South Sudan, 5 in Yemen, 5 in Iraq, 5 in Syria, 3 in Mexico, 3 in Brazil,…)RSF invites all press freedom and media organizations to join our call. Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a call to the UN to take concrete action by creating the position of a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists, as November 2, 2015 will mark the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ (IDEI). News October 29, 2015 – Updated on February 21, 2018 RSF calls for the UN to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalistscenter_img Help by sharing this information Related documents rssj_note_mai_2016_arabe.pdfPDF – 377.55 KBrsf_-_recommendation_-_special_representative_of_the_unsg_2018.pdfPDF – 287.19 KB RSF_en last_img read more


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Total: 109 permits, $774,586NEW COMMERCIAL Commercial New Ground International Inc, 6010 Highway 191 Suite 125, $840,000. Total: 1 permit, $840,000 Totals reported: 110 permits, $1,614,586 Totals to date: 1,837 permits, $278,974,395.43 Total (2019): 1,887 permits, $2,604,486,938 Pinterest Previous articleIt’s rocket science for these NTO studentsNext articleSANDHILLS STOCK SHOW AND RODEO: Australian bronc rider Reynolds adjusts to rodeo in U.S. Odessa Americanlast_img read more

New Johnson & Johnson walk-in clinic announced as push to herd immunity continues

first_img Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: Matt Butler Tagged: Coronavirus, COVID-19, health department, Ithaca Mall, johnson and johnson, tompkins county, vaccination, walk-ins The clinic is being held in partnership with Cayuga Health System, and is located at the mass vaccination clinic at the Shops at Ithaca Mall location in the Old Sears Building. No appointments are necessary and it is a walk-in clinic for anyone over 18 years old. Info here:Ithaca Mall (40 Catherwood Rd.)Tuesday, May 18, 8:15am – 3:00pmJ&J (18 and older)Walk-ins only, no appointment required. TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Health Department has announced another COVID-19 vaccination clinic is being held Tuesday, May 18 from 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at [email protected] More by Matt Butlerlast_img read more

Trial continues of two Donegal men accused of rape of woman

first_img Trial continues of two Donegal men accused of rape of woman Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img By News Highland – October 15, 2019 Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows An alleged rape victim has told a jury at the Central Criminal Court that she was “blind drunk” when two men had sex with her.The woman was a student at a college in Co Donegal when she was allegedly raped by the two defendants in February 2015.In a trial that began last week, the men, who have a legal entitlement to anonymity, have pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape of the woman in a town in the county.The defendants are now aged 29 and 33 and are residents of Donegal. The complainant is now aged in her 20s.In her direct evidence, she told Seamus Clarke SC, prosecuting, that she and a female friend had spent the night at a “student night” in a local pub and nightclub.She said she had drunk a number of vodka drinks, a cocktail and cider. She said they were given free “Jolly rancher” shots and used a drinks voucher won in a “pub quiz” to buy eight vodka and red bulls, some of which she remembers drinking.The woman said when she and her friend left the nightclub she was “very intoxicated”.She said she and her friend were walking home when they came across two men sitting in a parked car. The woman said her friend spoke to the men and then told her, “We’re gonna get a lift home”.The complainant said they drove for about ten minutes before entering an apartment she didn’t know. “I remember being quite drunk and staggering up the stairs, I couldn’t walk properly,” she told the jury.She said she and her friend were hungry and didn’t want to drink any more and wanted to get food. The men gave them a drink which she believed was vodka.“I was very intoxicated. I was ready to pass out and fall over,” she told the jury. She said on a scale of one to ten of drunkenness, she was ten.Video footage, taken on a mobile phone by the complainant’s friend, shows the women in an apartment with two men. Later footage shows the woman falling on the bathroom floor, exposing her underwear, before two men hold her up.The complainant identified herself on the footage and told the court it showed both men carrying her to the bedroom. She said she remembers lying on a bed and someone heavy on her and then something inside her vagina.”I was half way between sleep and drunkenness. I felt like I didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t know if it was a dream or it was actually happening. I was just so drunk.“In terms of consenting, I in no way did consent to having sex with these men or to them touching me or coming near me in any intimate way.”Cross-examined over a statement to gardaí by her friend that the complainant was “definitely awake at least for the first half of the time” that she was “with a man”, the witness said: “I may have been awake but I was also blind drunk”.Asked about evidence that she was heard moaning and saying the word “harder”, she said she may have been dreaming and had a history of talking and moaning in her sleep.She told the jury that she and her friend woke up in the apartment the next morning and began watching the mobile phone videos. She said that one of the men told her to delete the footage and was blocking the door out of the apartment.She said she lied and told the man she had deleted the footage and he then offered to drive them back to their flat in the town.The defence position is that any sexual activity that took place was consensual. The complainant told Colman Fitzgerald SC, defending, that she thought she did kiss somebody in the smoking area of the nightclub earlier that night. She said she told gardaí about it and she didn’t know his name.She said she generally wouldn’t kiss someone she didn’t know.“I would have a conversation with them first. I’m not the type of person who would kiss someone without speaking to them first,” she said.She agreed that if she hadn’t been drinking she would not have kissed him and that “drink has the effect that you do something you wouldn’t do when you were sober”Asked if there was anything else she knew she would do when drunk that she might not do when sober, she said no. After a pause she added, “I probably wouldn’t order eight vodka and red bulls if I was sober.”She said she didn’t remember being asked for consent and would not have given it.“I did not say yes, get on top of me and have sex with me. I did not say anything close to that,” she said.The trial continues before Mr Justice Alex Owens and a jury. Previous articleMeeting Pope Francis, a moment of incredible warmth – McHughNext articleTaoiseach vows to raise DeSouza case with Prime Minister News Highland Facebook Google+last_img read more