Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgCentum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileCentum Investment Company Limited is a Kenyan-based private equity firm specialising in providing investment opportunities for public and private companies in Uganda. This includes managing investment growth, development capital and buyouts. The private equity firm invests in companies which serve the needs of the domestic markets in sub-Saharan Africa and invests in both listed and non-listed companies in various sectors, including; banking, insurance, education, healthcare, energy, agriculture, industrial production, telecommunications, real estate, beverage manufacturing, automotive assembly, in-flight catering and dry-cell manufacturing. Investments in commercial services include Mumias Sugar Company Limited, Kenya Airways and Carbacid Investment Company. Centum Investment Company was founded in 1967 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Company Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

UK Parliament inquiry into brain injuries in sport

first_imgThe DCMS committee will hold two sessions to consider the links between sport and long-term brain injuries DCMS committee have launched an inquiry into brain injuries within sport (Getty) Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “We will look particularly at what role national governing bodies should be taking and their responsibilities to understand risks involved for players and what actions might be taken to mitigate them.“We’re seeing a number of cases involving brain injury in sport likely to reach the doors of our law courts. We will also look at the implications for sport in the longer term of any successful legal claim.”The second session of the inquiry will involve governing bodies and individual players.With brain injuries an increasing area of concern for sportspeople, their inclusion in the inquiry is of paramount importance. Most notably, former rugby players filed a lawsuit against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union.Alleging a lack of protection from governing bodies, the action includes former England international Steve Thompson, who’s suffering from early onset dementia. He says he’s unable to remember winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS UK Parliament inquiry into brain injuries suffered in sport MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee are examining the links between sport and long-term brain injuries. The inquiry, named Concussion in Sport, is considering brain injuries suffered in sport over two sessions, the first of which was held on Tuesday 9 March.Alongside considering the link between sport and brain injuries, the committee will also discuss evidence for the implications for youth sport and further scientific research.The inquiry welcomed six experts to the first session in order to better understand the scientific evidence for links between sport and long-term brain injuries. Among the experts was professor Willie Stewart, a consultant neuropathologist who acts as adviser to World Rugby on concussion.“Rugby has made great developments in understanding how you can assess players with brain injury on the field,” said Professor Stewart at the session. “That should be the model and the benchmark that (other) sports start from.”Related content: Alix Popham dementia highlights need for Head for ChangeAlso present was neurodegenerative disease specialist Professor Craig Ritchie, from the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences. The committee questioned the incidence of disease among players, the mitigation of any risks, and the dangers in youth sport.Exploring necessary changes for sport and the role of national governing bodies, the DCMS committee inquiry also welcomed Richard Oakley, the Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Society; Peter McCabe, the Chief Executive of Headway; and Dr Michael Grey, Reader in Rehabilitation Neuroscience.DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said: “This inquiry will consider scientific evidence to link sport and long-term brain injury.last_img read more

On this day in history: America is attacked

first_img Mama Mia 3 COMMENTS Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Well, since we don’t have an actual REAL national security advisor, let me give our president some national security advice….will someone who has the president’s ear, with real clout, please inform Trump that the border wall he wants to complete so badly, will not protect the US from nuclear bombs?….YIKES! I am not certain he even knows that….LOL! Please enter your name here September 13, 2019 at 11:13 am TENITA REID Bolton did not like Trump kissing up to the North Korean leader either! Rightfully so, IMO. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From history.comSeptember 11th, 2001At 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors. As the evacuation of the tower and its twin got underway, television cameras broadcasted live images of what initially appeared to be a freak accident. Then, 18 minutes after the first plane hit, a second Boeing 767—United Airlines Flight 175—appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center, and sliced into the south tower at about the 60th floor. The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and the streets below. America was under attack.The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations. Reportedly financed by Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist organization, they were allegedly acting in retaliation for America’s support of Israel, its involvement in the Persian Gulf War, and its continued military presence in the Middle East. Some of the terrorists had lived in the United States for more than a year and had taken flying lessons at American commercial flight schools. Others had slipped into the U.S. in the months before September 11 and acted as the “muscle” in the operation. The 19 terrorists easily smuggled box-cutters and knives through security at three East Coast airports and boarded four flights bound for California, chosen because the planes were loaded with fuel for the long transcontinental journey. Soon after takeoff, the terrorists commandeered the four planes and took the controls, transforming the ordinary commuter jets into guided missiles.As millions watched in horror the events unfolding in New York, American Airlines Flight 77 circled over downtown Washington and slammed into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters at 9:45 a.m. Jet fuel from the Boeing 757 caused a devastating inferno that led to a structural collapse of a portion of the giant concrete building. All told, 125 military personnel and civilians were killed in the Pentagon along with all 64 people aboard the airliner.Less than 15 minutes after the terrorists struck the nerve center of the U.S. military, the horror in New York took a catastrophic turn for the worse when the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed in a massive cloud of dust and smoke. The structural steel of the skyscraper, built to withstand winds in excess of 200 mph and a large conventional fire, could not withstand the tremendous heat generated by the burning jet fuel. At 10:30 a.m., the other Trade Center tower collapsed. Close to 3,000 people died in the World Trade Center and its vicinity, including a staggering 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers, and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the office workers trapped on higher floors. Only six people in the World Trade Center towers at the time of their collapse survived. Almost 10,000 other people were treated for injuries, many severe.Meanwhile, a fourth California-bound plane–United Flight 93–was hijacked about 40 minutes after leaving Newark International Airport in New Jersey. Because the plane had been delayed in taking off, passengers on board learned of events in New York and Washington via cell phone and Airfone calls to the ground. Knowing that the aircraft was not returning to an airport as the hijackers claimed, a group of passengers and flight attendants planned an insurrection. One of the passengers, Thomas Burnett, Jr., told his wife over the phone that “I know we’re all going to die. There’s three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.” Another passenger–Todd Beamer–was heard saying “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll” over an open line. Sandy Bradshaw, a flight attendant, called her husband and explained that she had slipped into a galley and was filling pitchers with boiling water. Her last words to him were “Everyone’s running to first class. I’ve got to go. Bye.”The passengers fought the four hijackers and are suspected to have attacked the cockpit with a fire extinguisher. The plane then flipped over and sped toward the ground at upwards of 500 miles per hour, crashing in a rural field in western Pennsylvania at 10:10 a.m. All 45 people aboard were killed. Its intended target is not known, but theories include the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, or one of several nuclear power plants along the eastern seaboard.At 7 p.m., President George W. Bush, who had spent the day being shuttled around the country because of security concerns, returned to the White House. At 9 p.m., he delivered a televised address from the Oval Office, declaring “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” In reference to the eventual U.S. military response, he declared: “We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.”Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S.-led international effort to oust the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and destroy Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network based there, began on October 7, 2001. Bin Laden was killed during a raid of his compound in Pakistan by U.S. forces on May 2, 2011. September 12, 2019 at 3:36 pmcenter_img The Anatomy of Fear And here we are on 9/12/2019, without a NATONAL SECURITY ADVISOR! Unbelivable, he was forced out because he did not like it that Trump wanted to meet in secret with enemies of the US, the terrorists!!! Seems like Trump forgot the 911 event!!! I have to wonder how safe we are with Trump as commander-in -chief! Reply TENITA REID Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply September 12, 2019 at 3:32 pm Please enter your comment! TAGS9/11/01History ChannelSeptember 11th Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleWhy community-owned grocery stores like co-ops are the best recipe for revitalizing food deserts Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Villa Sandmeier / Lacroix Chessex Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/626146/villa-sandmeier-lacroixchessexarchitects Clipboard Area:  150 m² Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ArchDaily Villa Sandmeier / Lacroix Chessex Architects Photographs:  Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. Built for a traditional client the contemporary architecture tries to exceed a Swiss minimalism and abstraction.Save this picture!Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex ArchitectsThe project is presented as a set of three concrete tables stacked in different ways. Save this picture!PlanThe first floor of the home emerges slightly from the cellar. Technical rooms and extra rooms are placed in the basement. The raised ground establishes a special relationship with the garden, expressing a sort of monumentalism in this small building. Save this picture!Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex ArchitectsThe second floor contains the three bedrooms and the upper floor sees its folded tray to create an inverted roof that ends with an expressive gargoyle; rainwater flows to a small collection pond. Save this picture!Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex ArchitectsThe structure is an outdoor concrete structure that is insulated from the inside. Save this picture!Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex ArchitectsThe scheme of the two 6-feet floors base is simple deformation shifts for maximum generosity to interior spaces, creating a more complex structure than it seems.Save this picture!Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessRebel One / WWAASelected ProjectsA House for an Architect / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” 2011 CopyHouses•Veyrier, Switzerland Projects 2011 Year:  Year:  Photographs Villa Sandmeier / Lacroix Chessex ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla Sandmeier / Lacroix Chessex Architects Architects: Lacroix Chessex Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLacroix ChessexOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVeyrierHousesSwitzerlandPublished on May 10, 2015Cite: “Villa Sandmeier / Lacroix Chessex Architects” 10 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/626146/villa-sandmeier-lacroixchessexarchitects Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Lacroix Chessex Architects+ 30 Share “COPY”last_img read more

H House / VACO Design

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786575/h-house-vaco-design Clipboard Projects Vietnam ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786575/h-house-vaco-design Clipboard Architects: VACO Design Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 Save this picture!© Quang Dam+ 55 Share Houses Year: center_img “COPY” “COPY” H House / VACO Design H House / VACO DesignSave this projectSaveH House / VACO Design Photographs:  Quang DamStructural Engineer:Nguyen Huu TuanConstruction Supervisor:Nguyen Thanh Sang, Do Trung ChauArchitect In Charge:Do Quoc Hiep, Vo Duy KimCity:Thảo ĐiềnCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quang DamText description provided by the architects. Saigon architecture is an inspiring memory for architects who was born and raised in Saigon. House design is an intricate topic in architecture as a house is a very common architectural typology with so many demands and possibilities. Save this picture!DiagramThe house requires many different functions, arranged within a limited footprint of 12.5m x 14.5m. Basic living areas including living, sleeping rooms were put to the back of the site whereas other utilities such as kitchen, garage, swimming pool, study were placed to the front and connected through open spaces. With this arrangement, the utility spaces receive maximum lighting and ventilation, while the living areas archive higher level of silence and privacy with enough view, light and air.Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!Plan 4Save this picture!© Quang DamThe house interior was inspired by traditional Vietnamese architecture through the use of courtyard, fish pond, veranda, shutter windows and greenery. Natural materials such as wood, stone combined with concrete created a tropical and relaxing atmosphere.Save this picture!© Quang DamBy elevating the swimming pool, the ground floor was opened for more flexible functions. Moreover, the pool also helps to cool down open courtyard. The 12.5m spanning façade structure, holding a great number of handcrafted ventilation blocks, delicately “wraps” the spaces within. This screen wall helps blocking the harsh tropical sun light and prying eyes from outside, while allowing air flow through in a simple, subtle fashion.    Save this picture!© Quang DamProject gallerySee allShow lessCORO Project – Phase 1 / Integrated FieldSelected ProjectsConference: Facade Tectonics World Congress 2016Conference Share CopyHouses•Thảo Điền, Vietnam Photographs CopyAbout this officeVACO DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThảo ĐiềnVietnamPublished on May 02, 2016Cite: “H House / VACO Design” 02 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?H 住宅 / VACO 设计事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

What is the Left going to do about the government’s plan to crush the Black Lives Matter uprising?

first_imgWW analysisThe government is planning to crush the Black Lives Matter uprising that swept the country in the aftermath of the rebellion against racist police violence in Ferguson, Mo., last year. The repression that is being prepared against this uprising will be far greater than the repression of the Occupy Wall Street movement because the Black Lives Matter uprising poses a vastly greater threat to the system.Politicians and police officials had hoped that the national uprising would run out of steam. However, the revolt in Baltimore over the murder of Freddie Grey in April — a revolt that quickly spread across the country — is undeniable evidence that the uprising that has shaken the capitalist establishment is not going away.Local police departments coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security, with the participation of the FBI and the Pentagon, are planning to crack down hard on massive protests against the police. In fact, the new level of coordinated repression has already begun. The deployment of the National Guard in Baltimore and the setting of a curfew constituted a calculated experiment to test how these measures could be used to make mass arrests and break up protests with overwhelming police force.Over the past few weeks, police have attacked protests against police violence in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland and other cities, beating and arresting hundreds of protesters. In Oakland, Calif., a ban on protests after dark has been imposed, and other cities are planning to impose similar bans. So-called “anti-terrorist” strike forces are being organized by the police for the explicit purpose of crushing protests.Some cities, including New York City, are planning to elevate the charge of resisting arrest from a misdemeanor to a felony. This is just the beginning. The police are preparing for greater repression as they get ready for the anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown in August.Politicians, along with pro-system civil rights personalities and the media, are providing political cover to the police by echoing the pretext of “stopping violence” for crushing protest.The National Question and Black LiberationHow progressive forces, especially white progressives, respond to a crisis like this is a question that Marxists have been grappling with even before Vladimir Lenin declared a century ago that the rallying slogan of the communist movement, “Workers of the World Unite,” must be amended to “Workers and Oppressed of the World Unite.”Lenin did this out of recognition that the working-class movement could not advance to its goal of socialist revolution unless it embraced and supported the liberation struggles of those who are super oppressed and super exploited by colonialism and imperialism, including their right to self-determination. Karl Marx was essentially saying the same thing when he said in his groundbreaking book, “Das Kapital,” that “labor in the white skin cannot be free as long as labor in the Black skin is branded.”For a long time, communists have referred to their understanding and position on the struggle of oppressed people for liberation as “the National Question.”What is it about the National Question that distinguishes it from all other questions in the minds of communists? Is it morally superior to other issues? No, it is not. The National Question is wholly unique in significance because understanding it, and acting on that understanding is essential to classwide solidarity. To negate the National Question is to surrender to the ruling class its most potent weapon against the working class.The Black Lives Matter uprising is fundamentally a reincarnation of the Black liberation struggle. The capitalist class understands that its continued existence is dependent upon keeping such a liberation struggle as separate and isolated from the working-class movement and progressive movement as possible. Conversely, the more that the entire movement takes up the liberation struggle, the more difficult it becomes for the capitalist state to carry out massive repression.Keeping the oppressed isolated is key for the ruling class. The best circumstances for the system to succeed with its plan to crush this uprising of the oppressed is to keep such a struggle geographically, or at least politically, to a greater rather than a lesser extent, isolated from the working-class and progressive movement.The participation of young white activists in support of the Black Lives Matter uprising has been impressive, even unprecedented. Still, taken as a whole, the Left, specifically the white Left, has largely been missing in action thus far. This is dangerous and it must be rectified.No doubt, if the capitalist state can get away with isolating and then smashing the Black Lives Matter uprising, then it will feel in an even stronger position to use the same repression against the whole working class. There’s a great deal at stake here, because the crisis of capitalism makes bigger confrontations between capitalism and the working class inevitable if not imminent.In the 1870s and 1880s, when the working-class movement was fighting for the eight-hour day in the North, Reconstruction in the South — a short period of time right after the Civil War when Black people attained some small measures of power — was being violently crushed by the lynchings and terror of the Ku Klux Klan, with the support of government. The working-class movement in the North did little if anything at all to stop the racist counterrevolution against Reconstruction. Unfortunately, the failure of the broader working-class movement to respond to the national oppression of Black people at the end of the 19th century established a pattern of similar disappointments since that time.A lot has changed since Reconstruction was crushed; however, none of that change has negated the National Question, as it pertains to Black people.The Left must step upFast forward to the fall of 2014. Imagine how earthshaking it would have been if the climate change march of several hundred thousand people in September in New York City — which, while certainly not all white, was mostly white — had instead been a solidarity march with the uprising in Ferguson. This is not to say that fighting to save the planet from capitalist pollution isn’t an urgent issue, but rather to point out that at that moment, the more urgent crisis for the mass movement was the Ferguson uprising.For activists and revolutionaries, whether your primary concern is opposing U.S. imperialism, fighting capitalism, supporting the working-class struggle or fighting for socialism, a deeper look at the significance of the Black Lives Matter uprising should be enough to convince you why it’s crucial, perhaps even decisive that you need to support it.This uprising has once again demonstrated that the Black Liberation struggle is central to the struggle against U.S. imperialism. This does not take anything away from the many fronts in the struggle against U.S. imperialism across the world; it’s simply an acknowledgment of reality.The police war against Black and Brown youth, including the mass incarceration of young people of color, is not going away no matter how much talk of reforming the police there is, and no matter how many police departments the Justice Department investigates. In fact, the war is going to intensify. Why? Because the war is a direct consequence of the new globalized, high-tech capitalist order. The police and the prisons are being used to regulate and downsize the labor force. Capitalism no longer has even low-wage jobs for Black and Brown youth, so the system is carrying out social genocide employing gentrification, austerity and police state measures as its primary weapons.For all who are interested in the working class, for your information, the people being targeted by the police represent the fastest growing segment of the working class. One of the many things that the present and any future stage of capitalism is certain to do, is to swell the ranks of the unemployed and underemployed, first amongst young people of color, women, immigrants, those with disabilities and then against the entirety of the working class.The time has come and gone for antiquated ideas about who is and who is not in the working class to be swept away. The fact is that the composition of the working class, like everything else, is constantly changing, just as the capitalist economy is constantly changing; this is called dialectical materialism. Unless the definition of the working class is constantly revolutionized and made more inclusive of the most oppressed, and moreover, unless the organizations of the working-class movement reflect this constant change — change that must not only affect the organization of the working class but also its ideological direction — the working class will not find the road to the socialist revolution.The Black Lives Matter uprising is both a rebellion against national oppression and a working-class rebellion. Like all movements, the Black Lives Matter movement is not politically homogeneous. It is nonetheless very radical, very militant, very anti-capitalist and has the potential to become, at least in part, a revolutionary movement that could play a pivotal role in revolutionizing other sections of the working class.It is no small thing that compared to other phases of the Black Liberation struggle, there are more women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people playing key roles in the Black Lives Matter uprising. This tends to make the uprising more radical and multinational.What’s also true is that within this young movement, there is a perception that, generally speaking, the Left, particularly the white Left, is either too weak, too divided and sectarian, or just too conservative to render anything of significance to their uprising. This is one of the reasons why this uprising, by and large, is not looking to the Left for either support or answers. Whether that assessment is fair or not, all should take note. The question is before all of those who consider themselves part of the Left, but are not relating in any meaningful way to this uprising, are you prepared to plead guilty to irrelevance?The one-year anniversary of the Ferguson Rebellion is a few months away. Before that anniversary, there is the anniversary of the police murder of Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. There is also a major march against police violence planned for Newark, N.J., on July 25. These and other events should give the movement plenty of opportunity to demonstrate its relevance. The question is, will these opportunities be acted upon?The writer is the first secretary of Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Another Hoosier Joins USDA Leadership Team

first_img SHARE U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the selection of senior leaders in several U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies, including another Hoosier. Perdue appointed Ken Isley of Indianapolis as Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator. He also appointed Joel Baxley as Rural Housing Service (RHS) Administrator, and Illinois farmer Martin Barbre as Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator. In addition, Perdue announced the appointment of Tommie Williams as Minister-Counselor for Agriculture at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome.“President Trump has made increasing prosperity in rural America a priority for his administration, and our new USDA team members will be key in advancing us toward that goal,” Secretary Perdue said. “Improving economic conditions in rural America involves providing services to farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers, and it also means helping people who live in those communities. In addition, we must continually try to find new markets for the agricultural bounty they produce. Our new leaders in FAS, RHS, and RMA will help us carry out our mission.”Ken Isley most recently served as Special Adviser for Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont. For the previous five years, he served as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Dow AgroSciences, and was a member of Dow AgroSciences’ Corporate Management Committee. Isley was also Associate General Counsel of Dow, with oversight of Dow’s Latin America Legal group. He spent nearly 29 years of service at Dow, beginning his career with the firm in 1989. Isley is a member of the Indiana Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association (inactive), and the American Corporate Counsel Association.Joel Baxley comes to USDA with 23 years of real estate finance experience, including 13 years providing valuations of complex property types. He most recently served as the Consulting Services Director and the senior real estate technical consultant with RSM US LLP’s Financial Advisory Services consulting practice. Baxley holds an undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Alabama and two post-graduate degrees from the University of Oxford.Martin Barbre owns and operates Chestin Farms and grows 6,000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, grain sorghum, and alfalfa, as well as specialty crops. He is a past president of the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board and a member of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA), having served on the board of directors from 1995 to 2006. Barbre served as vice president of the ICGA in 2003 and president in 2004. He graduated from Southeastern Illinois College in 1974 with a degree in Ag Business.Tommie Williams began his career as an onion farmer in Toombs County, Georgia and later founded several successful businesses, including marketing native pine straw and growing olives on a 30-acre farm. He has worked in Italy, China, Belize, and Israel. Williams was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1998, eventually rising to the ranks of Majority Leader and President Pro Tempore before retiring in 2006. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Education from Georgia Southern University. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Another Hoosier Joins USDA Leadership Team Previous articleNRCS Accepting Second Round Applications for Western Lake Erie BasinNext articleTrump: Not Interested in Rejoining TPP Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Another Hoosier Joins USDA Leadership Team By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 20, 2018 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lack of depth and turnovers plague Horned Frogs, fall to Wildcats 65-55

first_imgTaylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Previous articleLate rally not enough, Horned Frogs fall to No. 11 Texas 73-67Next articleTCU outguns Air Force, Ohio State in spring rifle home opener Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printAfter making a statement with a blowout win over West Virginia at home, TCU basketball struggled on the road in Manhattan, committing 18 turnovers and falling to Kansas State 65-55.With forward Kouat Noi sidelined with illness, TCU had just nine players available for the game and were forced to play freshman center Russell Barlow for the first time this season, burning his redshirt. He totaled two points and four rebounds.The Wildcats started the game locked in, taking an early 11-3 lead. The Horned Frogs held with them from there but still trailed 37-30 going into the halftime break.Although TCU brought the game within four midway through the second half, that was as close as the game got, and Kansas State cruised to victory.The Horned Frogs had a hard time guarding Wildcats’ guard Xavier Sneed, who poured in 18 points and grabbed four rebounds.Alex Robinson led TCU with 17 points and four assists. Although the Horned Frogs previously stood at fifth in the nation with 19.4 assists per game, they had a season-low 10 in the contest.Guard Desmond Bane and forward JD Miller combined for 27 points for TCU.The loss drops the Horned Frogs to 13-4 on the season, and they have now lost three of their last four Big 12 games.TCU will get a chance to bounce back at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in their matchup at home with the Texas Longhorns. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Facebook + posts Twitter Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates.last_img read more

Cllr Murray says claims that council housing tenants personal info will be given to…

first_img Pinterest Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+ Facebook A Donegal County Cllr has claimed that council housing tenants details will be handed over to Irish Water by the Council.Irish Water has requested names and addresses of tenants, but to date Donegal County Council has not passed that information on.But it’s being claimed that the council will be compelled to provide information eventually.Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easpuig says this is an invasion of privacy:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/michraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.But Sinn Fein Cllr Jack Murray has said Council Management have categorically denied that any personal information will be handed over to Irish Water.Cllr Murray says Cllr Mac Gioalla Easpuig has jumped the gun and is scaremongering….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/jackm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Cllr Murray says claims that council housing tenants personal info will be given to Irish Water are simply unture WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – November 13, 2014 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDeclan Donnelly gets engagedNext articleLifford group against water charges condemn graffiti News Highland Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Council warn of dangers motorists pose at road work sites

first_img Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Council warn of dangers motorists pose at road work sites Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – April 2, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 As part of Orange Cone Safety Zone Week Donegal County Council have joined forces with other local authorities across the country to highlight the dangers that exist on a daily basis at road work sites.The local authority says each year there are hundreds of incidents at road work sites that put road workers lives at risk.Drivers are being urged to slow down and obey set speed limits at such sites.Brian O’Donnell Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council says the message is simple:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/bod5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMore tickets available for Open at Royal PortrushNext articleSecond Permanent Breast Surgeon post confirmed for LUH News Highland Twitterlast_img read more