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Cocoa Processing Company ( Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgCocoa Processing Company ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cocoa Processing Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cocoa Processing Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cocoa Processing Company (  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCocoa Processing Company processes raw cocoa beans and manufacturers a range of cocoa products for the Ghana market and for international export. Products produced at The Chocolate Factory in the semi-finished range include cocoa liquor, butter, natural/alkalized cake or powder. These semi-finished products are used as ingredients to produce chocolate and other cocoa-based food products. Products manufactured at The Confectionary Factory are sold under the Golden Tree brand name and include chocolate bars, chocolate-coated peanuts, drinking chocolate powder, chocolate spread and natural cocoa powder. Cocoa Processing Company is the only manufacturing company in the world which processes premium Ghana cocoa beans without blending. The company was founded in 1965 and its headquarters are in Tema, Ghana. Cocoa Processing Company is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

MPICO Limited ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgMPICO Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about MPICO Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MPICO Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MPICO Limited (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMalawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is a property company with interests in property development, rentals and property management. The company owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, residential and industrial properties in major towns and cities in Malawi. MPICO’s property portfolio includes offices, high-rise buildings, residential homes, warehouses and retail outlets; providing property solutions for clients in the major towns and cities of Malawi, including Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. MPICO owns 35 commercial buildings and a selection of flats, private-lease houses and guest lodges; Its subsidiaries included Capital Developments Limited and New Capital Properties Limited. Malawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

A walk in the woods with good friends

first_img Reply InspirationBy Charles TowneI like bears.  It seems that bears are a lot more social than some people persons I know.My friend, Buddy Bear and I were walking back in the big forest that surrounds the Wekiva river one day.It was one of those just right sorts of days.  You know the kind of day I am talking about, just right for hiking with a good friend, sort of day.The sun was warm and the air was cool… a perfect Florida day. I always enjoy hiking with my bear friends because they are never in a hurry.  It seems that we humans could learn a lot from the bears and one of the things that we could learn is to slow down and enjoy life a little bit more. We had spent some time in the big berry patch, not talking, just eating, until, filled to the brim, and overflowing, we decided to head for the swamp.  We met Galloosha, a lady bear with her two cubs and after rubbing noses in greeting, (that by the way is just one of the ways bears say hello) we sat on an ancient cypress stump and visited.As we visited, Galloosha’s cubs, Tuffy and Burl were scrambling around chasing each other, and being full of life as are most cubs.  They climbed over everything and everyone, their mother, Buddy, and me included, until they wore themselves out and had to take a nap. As we sat there, just enjoying each others company I asked, “ Have either of you seen Mersy bear lately.”Mersy bear is a young lady bear that I met in the big berry patch one day but I hadn’t seen her for some time.  Oh, and what a sweet young bear she is.With my question, I noticed  that Buddy and Galloosha glanced at each other, and they said nothing for a few minutes until Galloosha said in a low voice, “Mersy is no more.”“No more?”  I said.“No Chuck, Mersy is no more,”  Buddy said. There were tears in his voice as he said this, and when I glanced at Galloosha I noticed tears in her eyes as well.Sensing their pain I asked, “My friends, what happened to Mersy bear?”Galloosha moaned and tenderly touched her sleeping cubs as Buddy told me the sad news.Mersy bear had been eating acorns in the oak grove on the other side of the river and was on her way back to the big forest.  She was crossing the big, long rock when a man thing that carries people roared out of nowhere and struck her.The man-thing that carries people roared on out of sight and was gone, but Mersy was terribly injured.  She dragged herself into the forest, and that is where we found her.” “And so, Mersy is no more… no more.”With this sad news, Galloosha gathered her cubs, Tuffy and Burl close, and she looked at me with a very sad expression and said, “Chuck, all of the bears trust you.  We all think that the great creator made you with a bear’s heart, but it seems that the other humans aren’t going to be happy until all the bears are gone” Dear NH, people have a tendency to behave as if they are smarter than God, and in that belief we have, or so it seems, bought our own species to the brink of destruction. A pox on ALL politicians! Chaz TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleMore than 850 young adults complete CareerSource Central Florida’s summer youth programNext articleComing to Amazon Prime Video in October Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hi Charles, I have to agree with your statements about humans thinking they are smarter than God that we excel at taking life when he is the only one that can give it. Aye aye aye! God help us and help us treat our animals and the earth better. Hope all is well with you, Charles. Richard Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply I love animal stories, probably because I love animals. I truly think animals love you, Chuck, because they know you love them and mean them no harm.It is just sad that some folks don’t care and are just ignorant of living in harmony with each other and nature. I say we pray a hedge of protection around those creatures who find themselves in harm’s way. Let’s also pray for those uncaring selfish people who have no respect for others or God’s creation. May their conscience not be seared, but finely in-tuned with life beyond themselves. September 22, 2019 at 7:46 am September 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm Reply charles towne Jorge Reply charles towne charles towne LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply September 23, 2019 at 6:20 pm Oh Leo, my brother in Christ, the picture you paint on the pallet of my mind is something I conceive as possibility in the earth made new by a loving creator! Bless you and yours pal, Chaz Reply Richard my friend, point well taken! It has been my experience that bears operate from pure instinct. People on the other hand, when they are around bears, act from stupidity and there is nothing pure about stupidity. I believe with all my heart that for us to know what is right doesn’t mean much if we don’t do what is right. Chaz a friend Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. September 24, 2019 at 9:07 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Leo September 22, 2019 at 8:24 am NH Reply September 22, 2019 at 1:35 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mike, it was William Beebe that said, “The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again,” Bless you dear friend, Chaz Remember dear reader: Any fool can kill, it takes wisdom to protect.There was A wise man by the name of John Muir, (He was the father of our national parks system) that once said. “If a war of races should occur between the wild beasts and Lord man, I would be tempted to sympathize with the bears.”(Please dear reader, don’t get the idea that I value animal’s lives above the lives of humans because I don’t. I just like to believe that we were put here for some other purpose than to destroy.)Photos by Charles Towne Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. O Kristin, my dear friend, it is so very good to hear from you! It is for us to treasure life, all life, not take it. There will be more of Buddy bears adventures in the future. I miss our conversations muchly. May Papa God Bless you and give you much joy dear heart. Chaz Dear Mr. Towne, your tale is very touching. So many aren’t in tune with nature. I have to agree with John Muir’s observation. I am sure I would also have to sympathize with our furry friends. Thank you for such a sweet and touching tale. Sincerely, Kathy A. June 26, 2020 at 5:36 pm Reply Charles, so nice to hike through the forest, jungle … Nature. We miss it !!! And also it would be precious to do it with “somebody” as a deer, wolf, wild cat, bear, any friend that gives us the pleasure to enjoy what we miss.GOD Bless You little Bro !!! September 22, 2019 at 10:43 am charles towne Reply You write wonderful stories my friend you’re a great environmentalist human being and a very interesting rider I always look forward to your work and your adventures in the wilderness with our great creatures of the wild You write wonderful stories my friend you’re a great environmentalist human being and a very interesting rider I always look forward to your work and your adventures in the wilderness with our great creatures of the wild. Reply charles towne charles towne September 22, 2019 at 9:15 am September 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm Kathy A. AMEN!! Let’s all pray for wisdom and the wisdom of others. Dear CSG, LET IT BE SAID OF US THAT WE VALUE ALL LIFE. THERE WILL COME A DAY OF TERRIBLE RECKONING WHEN WE WILL BE CALLED UPON TO ANSWER FOR THE LIVES THAT WE HAVE ABUSED AND AND TAKEN TO MEAN SO LITTLE. wE FIND IT EASY TO TAKE LIFE WHEN GOD ALONE CAN GIVE IT. BLESS YOU AND GUIDE EACH OF US UNTIL THAT GREAT DAY. CHAZ AHH, Herbert, you do me great honor. All I am ding is sharing what Papa God has gifted me with. Bless you and yours with abundant love and grace, Chaz September 23, 2019 at 5:59 pm CSG September 22, 2019 at 11:57 pm Richard Reply charles towne September 23, 2019 at 12:51 am September 22, 2019 at 4:20 pm September 22, 2019 at 9:33 am charles towne Chaz my dear friend, I find I must disagree with you because I have found that stupidity may be the ONLY pure trait in mankind’s present makeup! We can’t be so good at it by chance! September 24, 2019 at 8:28 am Reply Slowing down a little and paying attention to the world we live in is a great way to protect each other and the creatures God placed here. Every life lost is a life too many. Reply Richard my dear friend, I stand corrected. You are absertootlooterly correct. Most folks brang stupidity to a fine degree of perfection when it comes to the animal world. Chaz September 22, 2019 at 9:37 am Mike McFadden September 22, 2019 at 8:37 am Reply Please enter your name here Reply Yes Jorge, you are so right. Slow down and smell the roses is always good advice in a world gone mad with busy work. Blessings Jorge, Chaz It does seem that man has a penchant for destruction, people, places and things all fall when they stand in the way of selfish desire! Man has done some great things, but more often than not we just satisfy our own desire and never think things through, how our desires will affect others, if they will cause harm or do good. That may be one of the reasons behind the “golden rule”! If nature ever starts using that rule backwards like we do, man is in big trouble!Papa God seems to have made us smart enough, we need to use our smarts and pray for “wisdom”! Herbert L. Weissman Reply Kristin charles towne September 22, 2019 at 9:03 am Reply Reply Dear Friend, you provoked a thought with your comment. I agree with your premise wholeheartedly, especially in this age when information is so easily available. It is called the information age for a good reason. We can access any and all information with just the click of a button, No, there is nothing pure about ignorance or stupidity. I am sure Richard made his comment tongue in cheek, Thanks for the comment, Chaz September 25, 2019 at 6:37 pm Reply Reply September 22, 2019 at 8:28 am September 25, 2019 at 7:16 pm charles towne The Anatomy of Fear September 24, 2019 at 7:42 am charles towne Charlie, I so enjoy sojourner through the Forrest with you. You love and understanding of animals is amazing. Stay well. charles towne Please enter your comment! October 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm Dear Kahy, thank you so much for the thoughtful and kind comment. It has been said that John Muir was the father of our national parks. Surely he was a wise man and contributed much to the preservation of our parks as we know them today. Chaz Reply Dear friend, I am pleased that you enjoy my articles. Bless you and yours, Chaz 24 COMMENTS Reply Reply Too many humans pilot their three-ton machines on the long rock preoccupied with their electronic devices or conversations/thoughts rather than focusing on the task at hand. This results in death or injury to both man and beast – both precious in God’s eyes. Learn from the bears – slow down and use wisdom and common sense – lives depend on it… Reply Richard, really, can stupidity really be pure? A Friendlast_img read more

Tate Gallery chooses Web site redesign agency

first_imgTate Gallery chooses Web site redesign agency Howard Lake | 5 September 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nykris has won the contract to redesign the Tate Gallery’s Web site.Digital design agency Nykris has won the contract to redesign the Tate Gallery’s Web site. The Tate has secured sponsorship from British Telecom, which becomes the site’s first official sponsor.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The Funding Network’s latest meeting raises £24,537

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 June 2004 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Funding Network’s second evening meeting was held last Thursday and participants raised £24,357.The Funding Network is a method of making giving to charity a more collaborative and involved experience for the donors. The Network arranges meetings where would-be donors listen to presentations from around eight to ten voluntary organisations making their case for support. Members of the audience are then invited to make pledges if they wish to support one or more of those organisations. Presentations by organisations at these events are by invitation only.The next Funding Day takes place on 3 July 2004 at RIBA in London. There are 19 projects before the selection committee for this event. Advertisementcenter_img The Observer recently featured The Funding Network. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy The Funding Network’s latest meeting raises £24,537last_img read more

New fund for music education in London

first_img Tagged with: Funding London  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 May 2011 | News Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has announced a new music charity, which aims to raise £2 million by March 2012 to boost music education for children in London.The charity, The Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians, will provide 400 children aged 7 to 11 who have significant musical talent and commitment, with four-year music scholarships. These will provide them with small group instrumental tuition, access to instruments and Saturday music school, individual mentoring and regular performances.There will also be the opportunity for around 10,000 children, up to the age of 18, to enhance their music education by working alongside professional musicians. This ‘Partnership’ scheme is an extension of an existing GLA pilot project.The charity has developed from the Mayor’s Music Education Strategy, part of The Mayor’s Cultural Strategy 2012 and beyond.Munira Mirza, Mayoral Advisor on Arts and Culture, said: “We know that music education can have a hugely positive impact on a child’s life but sadly there are many families who simply cannot afford it. The Fund is an ambitious initiative that will transform access to music education in London and with it, help improve the lives of many disadvantaged young people.”Trustees include Sir John Tusa, Lord Black of Brentwood, also trustee of the Royal College of Music, Jonathan Moulds, President (EMEA & Asia) of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Trustee of the LSO, Peter Millican of Kings Place and Lord Marland. The chairman of the Fund is Sir John Baker, the Vice-Chairman is Richard Morris who will speak at the AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New fund for music education in London 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Es hora que los trabajadores derroten al racismo y al fascismo – salida de Trump

first_img18 de enero. Se espera que una cantidad sin precedentes de 25.000 efectivos de la Guardia Nacional de 50 estados, más miles de policías locales y del Capitolio, ocupen la capital de Estados Unidos el 20 de enero. El objetivo anunciado de esta fuerza armada: evitar un ataque violento en la toma de posesión del 46º presidente y permitir una transición a la administración de Joe Biden/Kamala Harris. Salida de Trump.Nueva York, 22 de enero. Protestan la policía y los racistas ilegales. Credit: Tony MurphyLas tropas de la Guardia Nacional y la policía estatal custodiaron muchos edificios del capitolio estatal el 17 de enero en previsión de las manifestaciones ultraderechistas. Pocos manifestantes fascistas se presentaron, lo que indica su actual estado de ánimo cauteloso.A pesar de su desorganización y derrota después de tres horas, el asalto pro-fascista del 6 de enero al Capitolio sembró el terror en el Congreso y conmocionó al público. Su objetivo era detener la certificación de las elecciones presidenciales y mantener a Trump en el cargo. El ataque contó con su bendición, lo que le dio el marchamo de intento de golpe de Estado.La falta de castigo en el acto, la aparente colaboración de elementos del aparato estatal con los fascistas y la amplia publicidad que atrajo el asalto, todo ello avivó los temores creíbles de que se pudiera lanzar un ataque aún mayor durante la toma de posesión.Ahora, en vísperas del 20 de enero, se enfrentan dos fuerzas. Ambas fuerzas son represivas, y ambas sirven a los intereses de la clase dominante imperialista propietaria. Sin embargo, hay que distinguirlas. Una de ellas es el poder “legal” del aparato del Estado: el ejército, la policía, los tribunales, las prisiones. El otro es la fuerza armada paramilitar “extralegal” de docenas de milicias y organizaciones fascistas, reunidas bajo la bandera de Trump y unidas por su ideología extremista de supremacía blanca.Al margen de este enfrentamiento interno hay una tercera fuerza: el movimiento de la clase trabajadora, incluyendo Black Lives Matter, los migrantes, los sindicatos, las mujeres, los LGBTQ2S+, los ecologistas, los discapacitados, los jóvenes y todos los demás movimientos populares. Este movimiento popular puede ser valiente y audaz y ganar un enorme apoyo, como hizo BLM el verano pasado. En este momento estos sectores están en su mayoría desarmados. Se han unido en su oposición mutua al trumpismo.Veamos más de cerca las fuerzas de clase que se enfrentan.La creación del aparato estatalLos informes de Washington describen los preparativos de la Guardia Nacional y la policía para establecer una “Zona Verde”. Las fuerzas de ocupación estadounidenses en Bagdad utilizaron el mismo nombre para la zona de la capital iraquí que contiene la gigantesca embajada de Estados Unidos y otros edificios oficiales.En la Zona Verde de Bagdad, las tropas estadounidenses establecieron cruces de automóviles, utilizaron barreras de cemento para evitar los ataques con camiones bomba a los edificios, llevaron a cabo una vigilancia continua y se prepararon para la batalla en un intento de evitar los ataques de la resistencia iraquí. La Zona Verde formaba parte de una zona de guerra; era parte de la ocupación de Irak por el imperialismo estadounidense.La fuerza más grande en Washington, D.C., es la Guardia Nacional. Según amplios informes de los medios de comunicación, el FBI, el Servicio Secreto y las fuerzas policiales del Capitolio y de la zona metropolitana desempeñan un papel complementario. Las agencias policiales federales y locales han estado investigando y deteniendo a personas identificadas como participantes en el asalto al Capitolio. Si bien el Congreso logró certificar la elección alrededor de las 3:45 a.m. del 7 de enero -después de volver a reunirse tras el asalto-, sin embargo 147 republicanos votaron en contra de la certificación. El hecho de que tantos republicanos se mantuvieran en la Gran Mentira de Trump sobre los resultados de las elecciones indicaba que aún contaba con un importante apoyo de la clase dirigente, a pesar de la repugnancia expresada en la mayoría de los medios de la clase dirigente. Sin embargo, en la semana siguiente, muchas instituciones de la clase dirigente abandonaron a Trump, incluso aquellas que lo habían apoyado anteriormente.  El Wall Street Journal, la Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes, el Deutsche Bank (una fuente de préstamos para las empresas de Trump) lo abandonaron, y algunos políticos republicanos abandonaron el barco. Los monopolios de las redes sociales, como Facebook y Twitter, han impedido a Trump atraer directamente a su base. Las empresas y fundaciones que han apoyado financieramente a los candidatos republicanos prometieron cortar los fondos de aquellos que votaran en contra de la certificación.El 12 de enero, los ocho generales que componen el Estado Mayor Conjunto del Pentágono firmaron y enviaron una carta pública a los 1,3 millones de miembros del ejército estadounidense. El comunicado condenaba los “violentos disturbios en Washington, D.C., el 6 de enero de 2021”, pedía a todas las tropas que evitaran el extremismo y dejaba clara la posición del Pentágono: “El 20 de enero de 2021, de acuerdo con la Constitución, confirmado por los estados y los tribunales, y certificado por el Congreso, el presidente electo Biden será investido y se convertirá en nuestro 46º comandante en jefe”. El envío del mensaje a todas las tropas indica que la cúpula militar se toma en serio el hecho de que los veteranos y un puñado de tropas en servicio activo participaron en el ataque al Congreso del 6 de enero. Dado que el Ejército cuenta con un 40% de personas de color y la Guardia Nacional con un 25%, los generales temen que la animosidad racista exacerbada destruya la cohesion de sus fuerzasEn sentido figurado, las fuerzas de la clase dirigente tuvieron una visión de un líder de QAnon con cuernos (o incluso alguien con el pelo naranja) dirigiendo sus fortunas. La mayoría estuvo de acuerdo en que era una mala idea. Las fuerzas fascistasUna gran mayoría de la policía local de todo el país ha apoyado a Trump. Algunos policías individuales participaron en el asalto al Congreso, y muchas personas con ideología fascista buscan o son reclutadas por la policía. Aunque los agentes de policía forman parte del aparato estatal legal, son susceptibles a la ideología fascista y especialmente racista.El 6 de enero, las principales fuerzas fascistas incluían a los Proud Boys, los Oath Keepers, Boogaloo Bois (cuyo objetivo declarado es desencadenar una guerra civil racial), diversas milicias y algunos KKK y nazis, una repetición de Charlottesville, Virginia, en agosto de 2017.Llevan armas a las protestas, invocando la Segunda Enmienda. La ideología de la mayoría de los grupos es una mezcla de misoginia, xenofobia, antisemitismo y anticomunismo/antisocialismo, pero el tema principal que los une es la supremacía blanca.Desde 2017 la secta QAnon, que se unió a los fascistas en el Capitolio el 6 de enero, se ha convertido en un fenómeno de masas. Apunta a políticos y líderes empresariales, en su mayoría demócratas de la institución, acusándolos sin pruebas de ese tipo de crímenes inconfesables que despiertan la repulsión de las masas. QAnon ve a Trump como su campeón, y les agradece su apoyo.El 6 de enero, el presidente y sus compinches de pacotilla desataron esta turba impulsada por el odio contra sus rivales -incluida la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi, otros demócratas e incluso el vicepresidente Mike Pence, al que consideran un traidor-. La cábala de Trump hizo esto con el apoyo tácito de la mayoría de los miembros republicanos del Congreso, que se alinearon para oponerse a la certificación de Biden.El papel de Trump incitando al caosLa insistencia del presidente saliente jugó un papel clave. Los fascistas duros pueden estar dispuestos a correr riesgos; están diez veces más dispuestos si un presidente de Estados Unidos se lo ordena. Es una promesa tácita de impunidad. Y para los miles de personas allí presentes que no eran tan duros, el empuje presidencial fue suficiente para llevarlos a apoyar a los que estaban dispuestos a arrasar.Lo que hizo que Trump se viera perjudicado fue que prometió que se uniría a la marcha, pero no lo hizo. El los considera a los alborotadores “basura de clase baja”.Lo que formó una tormenta perfecta fue la colaboración de la Policía del Capitolio, cuyos dirigentes se negaron a preparar su defensa. Incluso después de que la diputada Maxine Waters les instara e interrogara el 31 de diciembre, no hicieron gran cosa. Sin su habitual poderío abrumador para gestionar esta protesta, algunos policías confraternizaron con los fascistas. Otros “hicieron su trabajo” protegiendo al Congreso.El resultado: los fascistas mataron a un policía, los policías mataron a un atacante, otros tres murieron, incluyendo un atacante que los propios fascistas pisotearon. El jefe de la policía del Capitolio, Steven Sund, y otros bajo su mando, han dimitido desde entonces.Los que incitaron el asalto, como Trump y Rudy Giuliani, lo hicieron sabiendo que una multitud que irrumpiera en el Capitolio podría herir o matar a sus oponentes políticos. Por no hablar de que una turba frenética de supremacistas blancos y misóginos podría linchar a cualquier persona de color a la que le pusieran las manos encima, por ejemplo, a las jóvenes progresistas y francas representantes de color de “la Escuadra”, como Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, que temían con razón esa amenaza.Este tipo de pogromos ya han ocurrido antes en la historia de Estados Unidos, cuando turbas dirigidas por el KKK depusieron gobiernos locales en los que los negros ocupaban cargos, como en Wilmington, Carolina del Norte, en 1898. ( diferencia de un golpe militar para poner una junta en el poder o elegir un nuevo ejecutivo, el asalto del 6 de enero sólo necesitaba detener la certificación de la pérdida de Trump. Fue similar a los golpes de Estado respaldados por Estados Unidos en Yugoslavia en octubre de 2000 para deponer a Slobodan Milosevic y en Ucrania en febrero de 2014 para desalojar a Víctor Yanukovich, ambos basados en reclamaciones no probadas de fraude electoral, ambos ocurriendo con un demócrata en la Casa Blanca.Asaltos fascistas similares que intimidan a los políticos en Georgia, Pensilvania y Arizona podrían haber anulado los votos de ciudades con muchos votantes afroamericanos y latinos, revertir las victorias de Biden y reelegir a Trump. En una llamada telefónica, el presidente saliente había intentado antes presionar al secretario de Estado republicana de Georgia para que “encontrara los votos” que necesitaría para borrar su derrota allí.Parece que Trump tendrá que marcharse el 20 de enero, y podría enfrentarse a otro juicio político en el nuevo Senado.Respuesta de la clase trabajadoraEl 20 de enero es probable que la presencia masiva de tropas de la Guardia Nacional desaliente cualquier movilización fascista masiva. Sin embargo, el movimiento fascista aún puede reclutar y actuar lejos de las concentraciones militares.La crisis de la sociedad capitalista que alimenta el crecimiento de las ideologías fascistas y otras ideologías irracionales entre las masas no muestra signos de disminuir. El COVID-19, la crisis capitalista cíclica después de que la pandemia se haya calmado -si es que eso ocurre- y la crisis climática amenazan la estabilidad política en el centro del imperialismo mundial. Estados Unidos sigue perdiendo prestigio y poder en todo el mundo.Apoyarse en las fuerzas represivas del Estado para detener un brote fascista en una crisis creciente es desarmar a la clase obrera -que incluye a todos los sectores de personas que dependen de la venta de su fuerza de trabajo para sobrevivir- dejándola vulnerable. Asumiendo una transición sin problemas al gobierno de Biden/Harris, la clase obrera y las organizaciones de derechos populares de todas las nacionalidades y géneros deben luchar por cómo organizar la autodefensa contra el fascismo, independientemente del aparato estatal. Animamos a todos los grupos a dar los pasos necesarios.El movimiento debe encontrar formas de apelar directamente a las tropas de base de la Guardia Nacional y del Ejército para fomentar el antifascismo y su negativa a dirigir sus armas contra los movimientos populares. Cuanto más fuerte sea el movimiento popular y más decididamente actúe, mejor podrá ganarse a los “indecisos” y neutralizar a los que estén tentados de unirse a los fascistas. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Global Impact on Healthcare to feature panel of renowned professionals

first_img Previous articleDelta Sigma Theta calls attention to prematurity awarenessNext articleFort Worth Transportation Authority to present proposed recommendations to improve transit Sophia Doumani RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sophia Doumani Linkedin Winter weather causes health concerns Sophia Doumani Twitter Sophia is a senior broadcast journalism and communication studies double major. She is currently writing and producing stories for TCU 360 and TCU News Now. Sophia Doumani ReddIt Sophia Doumani ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printStudents will have an opportunity to step out of the classroom Tuesday to learn how health care extends beyond professional settings and influences personal lives.The Global Impact on Healthcare, a conjoined interdisciplinary effort among faculty, is bringing five healthcare professionals to campus who are known for bringing care and training to people in areas of the world that lack access and resources.The panelists will meet with classes and attend a lunch and dinner before gathering in the ballroom of the Brown-Lupton University Union at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to address the 109 questions that have already been submitted by students.Associate Dean for Nursing Suzy Lockwood said listening to these speakers is important because as a country, we can become narrow-minded with healthcare. She gave the example of the Ebola outbreak last year.“All of these diseases that we think are so far away and that we can’t be exposed to in the United States really are just a plane ride away,” Lockwood said. “Not only can we be exposed to all of those things, but we can make a difference.”Lockwood said healthcare affects everybody, so the event is not only for nursing students, but also for anyone who understands the importance of having strong leaders.The panel features Dr. Ric Bonnell, Dr. John Gibson, (RN PhD) Mary Foley, Dr. David Knight and Dr. John Podgore.Bonnell, TCU alumnus and director of global health at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, organized a medical team to deliver care and treatment to those devastated by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Since then he has taken several missionary trips to Haiti and adopted five Haitian children.Gibson, director of Global Health Education at UNT, served 20 years as a medical missionary in Thailand. He was the founding director of the Thai Peoples Welfare Foundation and is certified in tropical medicine and travel health.Foley has been a nurse for 42 years. She was on the board of the National Patient Safety Foundation and currently works to promote safe care for patients and workers in the United States and across the globe.Knight, a general surgeon at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut, is the president and founder of Loupes Around the World. He spends two weeks every September and March working at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. He and his team have operated on approximately 450 people abroad.Podgore was a medical officer and pediatric infectious disease consultant in the U.S. Army for 21 years. He served in Vietnam and Egypt and conducted field research overseas in places such as Somalia, Thailand and Peru.Ashlea Harper, a teaching assistant in the biology department, said she attended the panel discussion last year and was inspired by their stories.“To enter a part of the world, bringing in resources that aren’t available, you’re making an investment to change the quality of life for someone for the long-term,” Harper said. “That’s a huge impact you’re making, in just doing something voluntarily on your own time.”Clark Jones, the TCU biology instructor who led the effort to organize the event, said the event’s slogan “Give Thanks. Give Relief” comes with a profound backstory he and his staff are incorporating this year.“It’s only fitting being a week before Thanksgiving, we should not only reflect on our own lives, but on the lives of everybody around the world, especially professionals who are giving relief through education, healthcare and teaching,” Jones said.Jones said he hopes the Global Impact on Healthcare will become an annual event TCU hosts and will spread across different areas of study on campus.“The university’s mission encourages pursuing a global perspective, and this discussion prompts students to consider what it means to be a global citizen,” Jones said. “We expect this initiative to grow as we continue to have more students and classes interested and involved.”Jones said there are opportunities everywhere to engage in issues and aspects of healthcare, and if we look closely at our own lives, we can begin drawing some parallels.“We all have our impact, whether it’s local or somewhere else in the world,” Jones said. “That’s the most important thing. If we can’t be there, maybe we can inspire someone else to.” Twitter TCU may become a smoke and tobacco-free campus Sophia Doumani The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Facebook + posts Linkedin TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Dr. Ric Bonnell poses with Ruth and Moliere Jacques in Haiti. They lived with the Bonnells in Texas for a few months while she was receiving therapy for her leg malformation. Facebook Rec Center fighting stigma of women and weight lifting Students share stories of discriminationlast_img read more

Visiting UN official asked to intercede on behalf of newly banned filmmaker and detained journalists

first_img RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum May 31, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Organisation Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Receive email alerts Follow the news on Myanmar to go further News News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association today condemned the censorship of the work of filmmaker, actor and journalist Thura “Zar Ga Nar” that was ordered by the head of the information ministry’s cinema department, Thein Htun Aung, on 14 May after Thura participated in a programme on the BBC’s Burmese-language service.Thura has also been banned from any form of artistic activity in the future.“The military junta uses every possible means to restrict freedom of expression,” the two organisations said. “It does not stop at press censorship, and wields very strict control on all artistic expression. We call on the authorities to immediately lift the ban on Thura and to put an end to the censorship of his work.”The two organisations added: “We also hope that the UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, Ibrahim Gambari, who is currently visiting Burma, will use the opportunity to intercede on behalf of Thura and all the journalists imprisoned in the country.”Thura took part in BBC programme on 15 April about the water festival being held in Burma. The authorities accused him of criticising the government although Thura insists he made no comments of political nature.The authorities have also accused Thura or working on an advertisement that could harm Burma’s relations with China because it shows a map of Asia in which Taiwan appears as an independent state, and the Burmese regime supports the “One China” policy.Reached by Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association, Thura said: “The ban on working as an actor and director is bad enough, but the ban on writing is much worse.” He added that he was determined to find out the real reasons for the ban and had asked the authorities for an explanation.Thura writes articles often critical of the government for the magazines Padauk Pwint Thit, Yeti and Popular Journal. He has been arrested several times in the past for his satires about the countries economic and social problems. May 26, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific The military junta has banned filmmaker and journalist Thura “Zar Ga Nar” (photo), claiming he criticised the regime in a BBC program and worked on an advertisement that could harm relations with China. Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to let him resume his professional activities and to lift the ban on his work. May 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Visiting UN official asked to intercede on behalf of newly banned filmmaker and detained journalists News News RSF_en May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more