Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (UHOMRE.ng)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is an actively-managed, close-ended Unit Trust Scheme geared to achieve long-term capital appreciation through real estate investments. The Trust Deed invests in a maximum of 90% of the funds in real estate and real estate related investments. A maximum of 10% of the Fund’s total assets is invested in quality money market instruments which ensure liquidity. Established in 2008, the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is managed by Union Homes Savings & Loans Plc which is a subsidiary of the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. The Fund Managers spread the portfolio  mix across commercial and residential property investment and mortgage assets. Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Australia hand captaincy to Genia for do or die game

first_imgReplacements:16. Stephen Moore17. Sekope Kepu18. Dan Vickerman19. Radike Samo20. Luke Burgess21. Berrick Barnes22. Pat McCabe AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 11: (L-R) Radike Samo, Will Genia and captain James Horwill of the Wallabies line up for the national anthem during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Australia and Italy at North Harbour Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Horne did feature for the Australian Barbarians during last month’s 38-14 win over Canada on the Gold Coast.In the pack, flankers Ben McCalman and Rocky Elsom, hooker Tatafu Polota Nau and tighthead prop Ben Alexander are the players to back up from starting against Ireland, with No 8 Wycliff Palu joining McCalman and Elsom in the back row after being used from the bench in Auckland.Locks Nathan Sharpe and Rob Simmons gain their third Test starts of the season, while James Slipper starts for the first time this year, being named at loosehead prop, after coming off the bench to play tighthead in the previous two tournament matches.Four of the players from last weekend’s starting line-up: inside centre Pat McCabe, No 8 Radike Samo, lock Dan Vickerman and prop Sekope Kepu, are on the bench this time, being joined by the now fully fit hooker Stephen Moore, halfback Luke Burgess and the versatile playmaker Berrick Barnes.Moore, who had the misfortune to have to withdraw from last weekend’s Test due to a stomach upset after the side had arrived at Eden Park, will oppose in United States halfback Tim Usasz, a close friend and former club-mate from Brisbane.Usasz will act as groomsman at Moore’s wedding in South Africa at the end of this year.Deans says the changes represent the best selection options for this assignment.“It’s our second six day turnaround in a row so we’re looking to freshen things up a bit,” he says.The changes in no way represent an under-estimation of Friday night’s opposition.“It’s exactly the opposite. We are according the USA full respect by opting for the changes we have made,” Deans says, “in order to have a totally fresh and focused team.”“The responsibility at the Rugby World Cup was always going to fall on the whole group, both in preparation and on match day, and that’s what is happening here. We trust all of our players which is why we are prepared to make the changes that we have for such an important match.”Hooker Saia Fainga’a, originally pencilled in for the bench, was ruled out this morning due to a bout of flu while blindside flanker Scott Higginbotham, who was originally scheduled to play, was withdrawn after jarring his back at today’s training session.1. James Slipper2. Tatafu Polota-Nau3. Ben Alexander4. Rob Simmons5. Nathan Sharpe6. Rocky Elsom7. Ben McCalman8. Wycliff Palu9. Will Genia (c)10. Quade Cooper11. Drew Mitchell12. Robert Horne13. Anthony Faingaa14. Adam Ashley-Cooper15. Kurtley Beale Will Genia is set to become the 78th Australian Test captain after being appointed as leader of the Wallabies team named today to face the United States at the Rugby World Cup in Wellington on Friday night.The 23-year-old Queensland halfback, who made his Test debut in New Zealand three seasons ago, has been handed the reins for what will be Australia’s 528th official Test match, standing in for squad skipper James Horwill. Horwill is being allowed to by-pass the match.“It’s a huge honour, a big responsibility and an occasion that I’m really looking forward to,” Genia says.“We’ve got a big job ahead of us. The United States showed against Ireland that they are a totally committed opponent, and our own performance against Ireland, which was not up to the high standards we set for ourselves, will only have offered the Americans further encouragement.”Genia is the 13th player to lead Australia, in what will be the country’s 36th Rugby World Cup match since the four-yearly tournament commenced in 1987.Seven of those men are Queenslanders, with Genia following on from John Eales (five matches as captain), Andrew Slack (five), Michael Lynagh (four), current Reds skipper Horwill (two), Jason Little (one) and current QRU chairman Rod McCall (one).While Horwill was available for selection, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says the big lock’s work-load is the primary reason behind the decision to allow him to by-pass the match.“James played every match of the Super Rugby season this year and has missed just one Test [of the seven] played by the Wallabies,” Deans says.“That schedule has taken its toll. He’s had a recurring niggle with his shoulder over the last month. While an MRI earlier in the week cleared him of any major damage, it’s obvious that a break wouldn’t hurt so we have taken that option.”Flanker David Pocock has also been allowed to rest up for another week. The discomfort in his lower back, which saw him forced out of the Irish game, has cleared significantly, with Deans saying the Western Force openside was expected to be “good to go” for next week’s final World Cup Pool match against Russia at Nelson.Nelson is now also the target for winger James O’Connor, who was yesterday diagnosed with a minor hamstring strain.“It’s more of an annoyance than anything but hamstrings are not something that you mess around with,” Deans says.“James had a scan yesterday which revealed a strain at the lowest end of the scale. By missing this week to recuperate, we expect him to be available for the match against Russia.”In the absence of O’Connor, flyhalf Quade Cooper returns as Australia’s lead-off goal-kicker.Cooper is one of nine players from the starting line-up in last week’s 6-15 loss to Ireland at Auckland, among the run on combination this time.The changes in the backs see Drew Mitchell installed on the wing in the place of O’Connor, while Rob Horne makes his return to Test rugby at inside centre for Pat McCabe, having last appeared for the Wallabies in 2010 when he played the first six Tests of that season before an elbow injury curtailed his progress.last_img read more

A tale of two coaches: How Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen are coping with pressure

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Final encounter: Steve Hansen and Warren Gatland will pit their wits against each other for the final time With the hours counting down to a game being talked up as the biggest since the 2015 World Cup final, camps from both sides have been fulfilling their media obligations.What has been striking is the differing demeanour of the two coaches. In the All Black corner, Steve Hansen, as you’d expect, has worn the frown of a man who said losing ‘sucks’, but he appears, outwardly, to have taken the loss in his stride, and cut a relaxed air at the Heritage hotel, swatting away assertions that he was under pressure. “I’m feeling pretty good. You’d think we’ve never lost from reading the stories, it’s like the sky is falling in,” he said with a wry smile.He then put a narrow three-point victory into perspective. “Life tells us we’re only playing a game of rugby. Real pressure is when you’ve got to spend half an hour giving someone CPR to save their life and if that doesn’t work breaking the news to their children, mother, father or extended family. If we win, lose or draw, we’ll be a better team for it.”What pressure?: Steve Hansen has cut a relaxed air after a first home loss since 2009A ten-minute walk away, at the Pullman hotel, Warren Gatland didn’t seem at ease. He was terse and defensive with the assembled media early on, with a series of one-word answers, quipping that after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, he may retire to an isolated beach and put his feet up.Despite public protestations to the contrary, the Hamilton-native is not doing a great job of hiding his emotions, in a period where he has come under sustained criticism in a country in which he has so much pride. No one is buy that the opprobrium is ‘water off a duck’s back’.Back at the All Blacks presser, across town, a rapt audience listened to Hansen disclosing that the Barrett brothers had their own nicknames for each other, of which one, Lloyd, was from the comedy Dumb and Dumber. He went on to say the All Blacks were a brotherhood but that his players would have to be pretty sharp to catch him out, to chuckles all around.Questioned on whether Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape presented a risk, Hansen shrugged his shoulders, and straight-batted the fact the two players have barely 80 minutes Test rugby between them.Route one: Ngani Laumape brings a hugely physical presence to midfield“Jordie is very good aerially. He played well enough for the Hurricanes against the Lions and we have confidence in him. We wouldn’t have put him there if we didn’t believe in him. We think Ngani’s all-round game is slightly better than Mala’s (Malakai Fekitoa). We were going to go with SBW (Sonny Bill Williams) and Crott’s (Ryan Crotty) but we don’t have them. We’ve had to push Ngani quicker than we’d hoped but he’ll do a job for us.”Back at the Pullman, Gatland was defending, quite rightly, his decision to take the squad to Queenstown to unwind. “We could have flown to Auckland but we had the opportunity to go to Queenstown. Why not use that? It’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world and we did the same in Noosa in 2013 and on safari in 2009.” With the preparations nearly done, and the Test decider approaching ever faster, Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen have come under the media microscope…center_img Of one question, both coaches were in agreement, that the Series would not define the players. “You want those big moments in sport. The players have an opportunity to leave a legacy, to do something special. You don’t want those moments to pass you by”, Gatland, opined. Hansen backed this up by saying, “Is the Lions Series hugely significant? Of course. Will it define the players in this team? No. There’s a much bigger story ahead for this team yet.”Titanic tussle: Both coaches say the Lions is a career highlight but not career definingGatland, who has looked weary at times during the arduous six-week tour, was asked whether he had enjoyed the experience? “The last few weeks have been challenging for my family. It’s been hard preparing two teams a week with all the travelling. Hopefully we’ll get the result that makes it worth it.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HERESteve Hansen, in a roundabout way, was asked how he had dealt with the incessant attention. “You just come to expect it. If you didn’t have those people who were passionate about the sport you wouldn’t have the All Blacks. The fans have a big part in that because of their high expectations. They’re nervy when we lose, because it hasn’t happened before. When you go for a walk, you don’t go out of the hotel thinking you’re going to get away with it, even if you pull your hoodie up and put your sunglasses on. Do you shrivel up and stay inside or do you go outside and enjoy being alive?” The rhetorical question didn’t require an answer.Leaving a lasting impression: Gatland is sure the Lions have been good touristsBack at the Lions HQ Gatland was finally loosening up, a little, on being questioned how he’d like the 2017 tourist to be remembered. “We want to be seen as good tourists, on and off the field. People have tried to pigeonhole us as trying to kick the leather off the ball but we’ve played some good rugby.”There was then another pointed defence of the Lions concept, which has come under such scrutiny. “This tour shows how special the Lions are and how it needs to be protected. We’ve been written off from day one and in the future we have to decide how many games will be played. A game before the First Test is not ideal but we’ve known from the start it would be tough.”With the luxury of no changes to his 23, Gatland says he hopes referee Romain Poite comes with an open mind as the Lions have a chance to seal their legacy. “Everyone is aware of the size of the game but it’s about having emotional control. I didn’t need a word with Mako (Vunipola), I spoke to the whole team. I wasn’t happy with the amount of soft penalties given away. We just need to concentrate on ourselves.”Final words were left to Steve Hansen who put the match-up succinctly. “They’ll come and they’ll come hard, and we’ll come and we’ll come hard and at the end of the game, we’ll see where we end up.” A game of titanic proportions awaits. Actions, not words, will define tomorrow’s Test.last_img read more

Cookies and Milk with a Cop coming this weekend

first_img Please enter your name here Mama Mia TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleApopka opens second voting precinct for March electionsNext articleThe Orange County Procurement Process: Contract Bids and Proposals Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! 7 COMMENTS I saw the cops in an unmarked vehicle pull one of the big black double decker contractor debris trucks over, coming off of Vick and while turning onto Old Dixie Highway heading east. I wonder what they did wrong? October 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Reply It seems that our police department and its resources of officers are being used more and more for kiddy romper room duty. Shouldn’t the babysitting and storybook telling be listed under the duties of maybe the recreation department instead? I would much rather the recreation department employees entertain the kiddies, than the cops, because I would prefer the cops patrolling our neighborhood streets, and looking for criminals! Every time I look at social media, whatever sites, I am seeing more and more of the police officers being child care workers or entertainers. I think it is getting to the point of ridiculous. A little is fine, for children to gain cop’s trust, but it getting beyond ridiculous, too often! Even out on Lakeville Road, “babysitting, and story telling”……keep the story book reading, cookie eating, and milk drinking, just put the cops back where they belong, and on the streets, and let someone else in the recreation do the child entertaining! October 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. October 20, 2017 at 4:39 pmcenter_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter October 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm October 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm Rick Singh, the Orange Co. property appraiser did a presentation at the Apopka City Council Wednesday night. He had previously been scheduled for a presentation, on one of the previous agendas sheets, and then was not there for some reason unknown to me. One reason I went, was because I wanted to hear what he had to say, and I had some questions I wanted to ask him Wednesday night, at the council meeting, but I noticed that Mayor Kilsheimer asked the city council if they had any questions for Mr. Singh, but I didn’t hear the mayor ask the public if they had any questions for the property appraiser. ???????? It is not just the police department either, that is being sidetracked off to other unintended activities, because the city is apparently trying to turn our fire department employees into Ninja Warrior competitors, like on the tv show, who spend time jumping through hoops, climbing towers, and dragging dummies, and such as that, competing with other fire departments in physical agility tests, which is fine, if it is nearby, but the city foots the costs and big expenses, to send them way off to other far- away states with hotel, airfare, and the whole nine yards….way too often! I believe the city is the one who is paying for all of this, and it is not necessary. We do have a training facility of our own here in Apopka they can practice all they want. Also our own city council, and their own needless traveling expenses going to off to seminars and national conferences, to San Francisco, Nashville, Washington DC, and that is just the places I know of. That is not helping our city one bit, it is just glorified vacations for the mayor and the city commissioners. The one city commissioner who discussed cutting back on of some of the travel and trips was Commissioner Doug Bankson. I commend Commissioner Bankson for that, and for trying to save the city money, and for trying to look out for emergencies and state mandates by setting aside a bigger percent of money for our general fund. Did anyone of the other council members back Commissioner Bankson?…..either on his suggestion to cut back on the travel trips the council takes, or to set up a bigger percentage as a goal to achieve, for the general fund????????? No, not anyone on the commission, except Commissioner Dean, who I greatly commend for wanting to set up the bigger percentage goal of the general revenue fund, but he knows he is retiring and the two did not have enough backing from the others. The others did not back that on the travel being cut back, at a past meeting, nor the goal for a bigger percentage amount of money to be put back in the general fund, at this latest city council meeting. I mean, the rest of them, did not even want to have a discussion at a possible workshop about it, to consider it! Take your kids to the North Orange Library in Apopka this Saturday from 10:30 am – 11:30 am to meet the officers of the Apopka Police Department for cookies and milk and a story. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative environment. The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Reply Reply Comments heard from Wednesday night’s council meeting that were head scratchers: “Like drinking water from a fire hose” and “Camels peeking under tents”….??????? What in the world? Say what?????? LOL Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Mama Mia Maybe what the unmarked cop stopped the big double decker debris truck for was that they passed the cop’s house up, on picking up his own debris, and maybe he chased them down, and turned the light on, and stopped them before they could get away…..LOL Mama Mia We left out awhile ago from home, and I see that Martin Street has been resurfaced, and is nice and smooth now, from Central to Maine St. It is nice, it really is. If you have a new car, you may want to stay off of it a day or so, to give the asphalt more time to cure, where you will not possibly have fresh tar slinging up onto your undercarriage. We got a little bit on ours, but we are not worried about it. No biggie. The road previously was really holey. Now I will know if a sinkhole or a depression starts opening up, as opposed to the regular holes that were there. LOL Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 October 20, 2017 at 12:07 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here October 20, 2017 at 3:18 pmlast_img read more

Gomati / SPASM

first_img 2016 Photographs Save this picture!© Photographix+ 29 Share Photographs:  Photographix Gomati / SPASM ArchDaily Structural Engineer: Gmr Consultants Architects: SPASM Area Area of this architecture project Year:  G. Mody & Sons Area:  10500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Malavli, India Projects “COPY”center_img Landscape: Professional Landscape Designs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790786/gomati-spasm Clipboard Gomati / SPASMSave this projectSaveGomati / SPASM Delux Construction Corporation CopyAbout this officeSPASMOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalavliIndiaPublished on July 06, 2016Cite: “Gomati / SPASM” 05 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse 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 »Save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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790786/gomati-spasm Clipboard India “COPY” Mep:Mep Consulting EngineersSwimming Pool Agency:Samunder Pool EquipmentsPlot Area:40,000 Sq FeetProject Team:Sangeeta Merchant, Sagar Mehta, Divyesh Kargathra, Mansoor Ali Kudalkar, Sanjeev PanjabiProject Architects:Sagar Mehta, Divyesh KargathraCity:MalavliCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© PhotographixThe Stone, beneath the sky, stood cold –Between the runes, a vapour strolled…a cloak of fleecy fog consoled-The Quest, Terry O’LearySave this picture!© PhotographixThis second home has a rather peculiar story. Spasm was commissioned to demolish an existing structure, which was deemed structurally unfit for occupation, and build a new home on the same site. An in depth study, prompted us to reimagine the idea of occupying the site.Save this picture!© PhotographixSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© PhotographixMany radical strategies were adopted Retaining and recycling the debris of the demolished building as a mound.The sleeping spaces as an introverted assembly around existing trees on the ground level, where one descends into the coolness and comfort of the earth. Save this picture!© PhotographixSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© PhotographixThe main pavilion-esque living space on the upper faces the north, overlooking the mature trees which stood on site. The pool sits at the upper level terrace and seems to rise out of the mound. The house has been imagined in Blue Gray Kotah, an Indian stone which forms the main substance of the expression. The naturalness, monolithic quality, cost, availability in different formats, and wear-worthiness of the stone led to its choice as the best defense against the harsh humidity and fierce rain that affects this region. Kotah stone is used in several forms, from fine chips, to strips, to slabs, to solid cove cut skirtings. The bath spaces are finished in white Indian Bhanswara marble.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe spatial construct makes the occupation of this home about the elements. The changes in light intensity are palpable, as is the mood of the rain whether gentle or violently loud. We hope we have delivered the vessel for the family to live a life under the skies, a place to enjoy the rain, wet breezes, encounter rare bugs , a place to grab the dew laden cool grass between their toes.Gomati, is what this home is called lovingly in the memory of the client’s mother.Save this picture!© PhotographixSave this picture!Courtesy of SPASMProject gallerySee allShow lessF.LOT / Studio ToggleSelected ProjectsFloating Studio / Studio Air PutihSelected Projects Share Electricals: General Contrator: Houseslast_img read more

Child sponsorship promoted online

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Ferguson Rebellion exposes U.S. racism globally

first_imgFerguson, Mo. under militray occupation and martial lawafter police killing of Michael Brown.Just one day after U.S. President Barack Obama hosted leaders from across Africa, African Americans exploded in rebellion in Ferguson, Mo.A series of lawsuits have been filed against the city of Ferguson charging police misconduct and brutality during the demonstrations in response to the police killing of Michael Brown. Six plaintiffs have filed federal court actions against the authorities in Ferguson and St. Louis County. The litigants are claiming they were arrested without cause, beaten and verbally abused by both local and county law-enforcement officers.“This is a blatant example of how police handle African Americans … how it can go terribly, terribly wrong. You have a right to peaceful assembly,” lamented Reginald Greene, an attorney in one of the cases.Mass demonstrations organized in the aftermath of the brutal killing of Brown resulted in further acts of law-enforcement misconduct and brutality.The protests demanding justice for Brown were covered nationally and internationally. CNN, Al-Jazeera America, Press TV, Russia Today, the Guardian in London, as well as thousands of other news sources and media agencies reported continuously on developments in Ferguson. During the course of the protests and rebellion, the media workers also became targets of the local police with the detaining of journalists from several news agencies and the gassing of a camera crew from Al-Jazeera.Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, arrested at a protest in Ferguson, Mo. Epstein was on the boat to Gaza which attempted to break the Israeli blockade in 2011.Another demonstration held on Aug. 30 in Ferguson commemorating the three-week anniversary of Brown’s killing was also covered widely. Thousands gathered to demand that officer Darren Wilson be indicted and arrested in the shooting death of Brown. The demonstration was led by Brown’s parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr.Protests have been held throughout the U.S. in response to Brown’s killing at the hands of police.According to the Associated Press, after the initial march on Aug. 30: “Hours later, hundreds of protesters again gathered in front of the suburban police department and fire station, blocking the road. Fiery speeches by way of speakers mounted to a car gave way to another march, with chants of, ‘If we can’t have it, we’re shutting it down.’” (Aug. 30)Global response to Ferguson rebellionThe images from Ferguson emanated around the world just days after the U.S.-Africa Summit at the White House and State Department. These developments were covered by the African media and further exposed the racist mistreatment of African descendants in the U.S.Several governments, press agencies and even U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke out about the excessive use of force in Ferguson. The rebellion highlighted the ongoing character of national oppression in the number one imperialist country in the world.Even the fairly centrist Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., published a blog written by professor Mwangi S. Kimeroyi, a senior fellow in Global Economy and Development at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, dealing with the situation in Ferguson and its implications for U.S. foreign policy in Africa. Kimeroyi observed that the rebellion in Ferguson could not have come at a worse time for the Obama administration, which was utilizing the Aug. 4-8 summit to try to gain a broader and more positive image of the U.S. in Africa.Kimeroyi stated: “Coming not long after the successful U.S.-Africa Leader’s Summit held in Washington, the Ferguson incident and the follow-up demonstrations have been rather unfortunate in as far as how Africans view [the U.S.] — in a way questioning [the U.S.]’s standing as a protector of human rights. The hostility towards the United States in regard to its treatment of African Americans has dominated social media with claims that the incident shows that [the U.S.] should not claim leadership when it comes to human rights. Such criticisms by many other countries, including Russia and China, are widespread.” (Aug. 29)In an editorial published in the Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya, the U.S. was chastised and questioned about its image promoted abroad as a state which protects the rights of all its residents and citizens. “The U.S. is a community fueled by hate. They claim not to be racist yet most of them are racist to the core. Yet they want to dictate and lecture us about human rights.” (Aug. 29)The editorial continued: “U.S. preaches democracy and good governance all over the world but lo and behold, Ferguson has exposed the preacher who cannot take care of business in his backyard. Has the Kenyan ambassador issued a statement yet? The U.S. must have a coalition government so as to end the violence. It will no longer be business as usual. We will have only necessary contact. Choices have consequences.”The newspaper also mocked the government in Washington, which has often criticized Kenya for factional political violence surrounding the disputed elections of 2007-2008. There is continued hostility towards the country by the Obama administration, which did not support the election of the current president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who has a case pending against him and the deputy-president, William Ruto, before the International Criminal Court.In the People’s Republic of China, which has a history of criticizing the U.S. for its treatment of African Americans dating back to at least 1963, the state-owned Xinhua news agency wrote in an editorial: “Each country has its own national conditions that might lead to different social problems. Obviously, what the United States needs to do is to concentrate on solving its own problems rather than always pointing fingers at others.” (Aug. 18)Deep-rooted racism exposedThe most surprising attacks came from newspapers published in Germany, one of the closest allies of Washington. In two centrist publications, scathing editorials were published on the handling of the Ferguson unrest.Zeit Online, a popular centrist news website, characterized the death of Brown as testament to the deep-rooted racism in the U.S. and surmised that “the situation of African Americans has barely improved since Martin Luther King.” The publication keenly observed that “the dream of a post-racist society, which flared up after the election of [President] Obama, seems further away than ever before.” (Aug. 18)A similar critique was offered by the more conservative Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the most widely read newspapers in Germany, which opined that the U.S. president had failed miserably in his executive responsibilities. “It seems like mockery that [Obama] is still called the most powerful man on earth.” (Aug. 18)As in the period of the Civil Rights and Black Power eras of the 1950s through 1970s, it is the struggle of the African-American people that has exposed the actual nature of the U.S. political system. The rebellion in Ferguson represents a microcosm of the growing mass sentiment among African Americans, Latinos/as and other nationally oppressed groups as well as working-class people in general.If the U.S. ruling class does not make fundamental reforms related to burgeoning social problems stemming from the declining capitalist system, more mass political actions and rebellions are bound to occur. The corporations and banks, which are running the state from Wall Street, have no response to the escalating discontent other than more austerity, political repression and imperialist war. The real solutions must come from the working class and the oppressed, and be expressed through their organizations and movements aimed at total liberation and social justice.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week ShareShareTweetSharePin it Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Community News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Subscribe Uncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 12:26 pm Top of the News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Podcast: Limerick Post News Roundup June 22, 2019

first_img Previous articleShannon Airport goes dog friendlyNext articleWIN family tickets to KALEIDOSCOPE 2019 on June 28 – 30 Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Print Advertisement Twitter Facebook Calling Limerick’s Creative Kids! TAGSartsentertainmentlifestylelistenMediaNewspodcastroundupsports RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award worth €20,000 Linkedincenter_img Arts Council congratulates three Limerick artists on Covid-19 award WhatsApp Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years LifestyleNewsPodcastsSportPodcast: Limerick Post News Roundup June 22, 2019By Cian Reinhardt – June 20, 2019 105 Cian Reinhardt looks at the content in this week’s Limerick Post newspaper, giving a run-down on this week’s Health, Politics, Sports, Arts and Entertainment news.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week’s headlines:119 Limerick women had abortions in the UK last yearLimerick Restaurant owner foes cashless after burglars strikeA life shaped by grief and healingCouncil meeting over park recycling centreAll this and our Sports news with Sporting Limerick and Arts and Entertainment news. Email Film in Limerick host ‘Meet the Funders’ free online seminar for filmmakers in the Mid-Westlast_img read more

Police searches underway in Strabane

first_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By admin – October 22, 2015 Facebook Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Police are currently searching the Beechmount Avenue/Ballycolman area of Strabane.The searches are believed to be part of an investigation into dissident republican activity.Earlier it was reported that police were investigating claims that shots were fired at the local police station in the town on Saturday last.It’s not yet clear if both are connected.center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews Twitter Police searches underway in Strabane RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleRicky Simms named on new IAAF working groupNext articleUpdate: Army bomb disposal team tasked to Strabane area admin WhatsApplast_img read more