Ascencia Limited ( Q32018 Interim Report

July 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgAscencia Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Ascencia Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ascencia Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ascencia Limited (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAscencia Limited is a commercial property fund with an investment portfolio comprising quality income earning properties located in Mauritius. The company specialises in retail properties where the company engages in the acquisition, investment and investment holding of real estate properties on the Mauritian island. Ascencia Limited (Class A shares) operates shopping malls locally and regionally. Ascencia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

What to Expect After a Mammogram

June 19, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Please enter your name here  Beth Joannou, RN and breast care program nurse manager at Florida Hospital, talks about what happens after you have a mammogram and what it means when you’re asked to return for more tests.Beth Joannou, RNA questionable mammogram doesn’t automatically mean cancer. “In fact, according to the American College of Radiology, about 10 percent (100 out of every 1000) of women are called back for more tests,” says Joannou. “Of these, maybe 20 women will be recommended for a biopsy and four will be found to have breast cancer. That’s four women out of every 1,000 mammograms.If you’re called back, our team understands you may be experiencing anxiety and we’ll do everything we can to answer your questions and make you feel as comfortable as possible, explains Joannou.Your Screening MammogramScreening mammograms are read within a few days. First, the report is sent to the physician, and a few days later a letter is mailed to the patient advising her whether the mammogram is normal of if she needs to return for follow-up tests.If You’re Called BackOnce you’re called back, someone will explain your next steps. Usually, these include a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound or breast MRI.Diagnostic Mammogram – Like your screening mammogram, a diagnostic mammogram is an X-ray of your breast. Your mammogram technician will concentrate on getting additional images of your breast from different angles.Breast Ultrasound – A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to determine if your mass is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid lump. It can show all areas of your breast, including tissue closest to your chest wall, that’s hard to study with a mammogram. It’s also noninvasive (meaning your skin isn’t pierced), painless, and doesn’t expose you to radiation. You’ll lie on a table and a technician will use gel and gently move a transducer – a small handheld probe – across the tissue. A computer then turns the sound waves into a picture.Breast MRI – A breast MRI may be performed, with a mammogram or other imaging procedure, if you’re at higher risk of breast cancer. It captures multiple images of your tissue, which are then combined using a computer, to generate detailed pictures. In some cases, it’s done after a biopsy tests positive for cancer, and your doctor needs more information about the extent of your disease.At your appointment, your radiologist will explain the results and your next steps. Most likely you’ll be told one of three things:The suspicious area isn’t benign (not cancerous) and you can return to having annual mammograms.While the suspicious area is probably benign, you should have your next mammogram sooner than normal – usually in four to six months – to make sure nothing’s changed.If cancer isn’t ruled out, you’ll need a biopsy to know for sure.If You Need a BiopsyIf you need a biopsy, you’ll be connected with a breast imaging coordinator who will answer any questions you have.  A biopsy doesn’t mean you have cancer, but it’s the only way to know for sure. During the procedure, a small amount of tissue or fluid is removed from the suspicious area.There are several types of biopsies and most use a needle. The type performed depends on how suspicious the area looks, how big it is, where it is in the breast, how many areas are present, other medical problems you might have, and your personal preferences.After the sample is collected, it’s sent to a laboratory to be examined by a pathologist. Your results should be ready in about three business days.“Once your results are received, the radiologist will make sure it matches up with what was seen. If not, she may recommend another biopsy or a surgical procedure,” explains Joannou.If Your Biopsy is Negative“If your biopsy rules out cancer, the radiologist may recommend you come back in less than a year, often six months, for a follow up mammogram or ultrasound of the breast that was biopsied.If Your Biopsy is PositiveIf cancer is discovered, you’ll be connected with an oncology nurse navigator, who works with your primary care physician to help select a treatment team.Says Joannou, “our nurse navigators are very experienced in breast cancer, and will answer your questions, connect you with necessary resources and specialists and guide you through your entire treatment journey.”Sources: Florida Hospital, American Cancer Society Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Smiling Attractive Multi-ethnic Young Woman Wearing Headset, Scrubs and Stethoscope Near Her Computer Monitor. From Florida Hospital – ApopkaIf you’ve ever had a call saying your doctor found something suspicious on your mammogram, it can be a scary time. Does it mean you have breast cancer? Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaMammogram Previous articleTropical Systems become Tropical DepressionsNext articleOn This Day: Katrina Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Family House in Lety / studio pha

June 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgFamily House in Lety / studio phaSave this projectSaveFamily House in Lety / studio pha Projects CopyAbout this officedeyl-sestak-architectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesLetyCzech RepublicPublished on May 31, 2011Cite: “Family House in Lety / studio pha” 31 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Family House in Lety / deyl-sestak-architects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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Photographs:  Filip ŠlapalText description provided by the architects. The goal of the design was a house that would, in its size, level of comfort and architectonic conception correspond to the modest needs of a young family. Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe house is made of wood, with the basic load-bearing structure supplemented and further developed by the integrated interior. This approach allowed for the maximal use of space even in relatively small rooms. At the basis is a transparent, logical layout, with a sufficiency of storage areas in its contemporarily economical spatial concept. Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe ground floor is dominated by the main living room, with a kitchen counter separated from the entrance section of the house with the transverse mass of the staircase. The upper floor (really an attic) is, contrastingly, divided into smaller sections: three separate bedrooms and a bath. To the side, a service corridor fulfils the secondary function of a wardrobe. In addition to the main bedroom, with its convenience further increased by its own direct access to the bath, all other rooms in the attic are covered by a flat ceiling creating a small usable attic above them. Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe extremely simple and formally “traditionalist” appearance of the house’s mass is the result of the somewhat strict local building regulations regarding the shape and pitch of the roof, the height (number of floors) of construction, and distance from the edges of the plot. Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe mass of the house is articulated solely through the repeated module of fenestration. The transition of the roof to the exterior envelope is resolved, both on the gable and along the eaves, without the slightest overhang: rain-gutters and drainpipes are integrated into the wall composition. In both gables, the facade is broken into walls running at a slant – on the ground floor, it forms a covered porch at the entrance, in the opposite gable, a covered loggia on the upper floor. Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalIn its effect, the resulting appearance of the house is minimal, even ascetic, grounded merely in the refinement of the chosen natural materials, the composition of windows, the mastery of proportional relations and purity of detail. Great emphasis was placed on the chosen composition of the facade reflecting the logic of the interior arrangements. In this way, the house openly admits its simplicity.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalProject gallerySee allShow lessSlow Architecture Exhibition 2011ArticlesPlacebo Pharmacy / KLabArticles Share Save this picture!© Filip Šlapal+ 22 Share Houses 2011 ArchDaily Architects: deyl-sestak-architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Czech Republic ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  136 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Family House in Lety / studio pha “COPY” CopyHouses•Lety, Czech Republiclast_img read more

New charities division from Sussex chartered accountants

June 16, 2021 0 Comments

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 May 2004 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chartered accountants Ashdown Hurrey have created a new division to provide business services to charities and not-for-profit organisations. Paul Hyland, a Chartered Accountant with Ashdown Hurrey, has been instrumental in developing the new operation. He has worked with many voluntary and charitable groups and in this time has developed an in-depth knowledge of the finer detail that underpins their finances and structures. Last year Paul was recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for services to the community when he received their ‘Everybody Counts Award’. New charities division from Sussex chartered accountantscenter_img Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Finance Recruitment / people 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

Hurricane Sandy & the road to socialism

June 15, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgCaleb T. MaupinWW photo: Brenda RyanExcerpts from a talk by Caleb T. Maupin, WWP youth organizer, at the Nov. 17-18, 2012, Workers World Party conference in New York. See video at revolutionary African-American poet Langston Hughes wrote this poem for a large gathering of Communists in 1932:“Put one more ‘S’ in the U.S.A.And make it SovietPut one more ‘S’ in the U.S.A.Oh, we can win it yetWhen the land belongs to the farmersAnd the factories to working menThe U.S.A. when we take control will be the U.S.S.A. then.”Hughes represented what was felt by millions of people in the U.S. during that time. There was mass unemployment during the Great Depression, but Communists were mobilizing the people to resist. Many African Americans were especially drawn to Communism during this time, because Communists were a large political force in this country who made clear they opposed racism and Jim Crow segregation.The poem is relevant to our discussion of Hurricane Sandy because it points to a duty we have. When an outrage occurs, like the government response to Hurricane Sandy or Hurricane Katrina before that, or an act of police terror, we have a duty to explain it.We must tell our co-workers, our fellow students, our fellow organizers and activists why this outrage is rooted in the system and how things could be different under socialism.We can find the answer in the writing of Frederick Engels. He wrote that “under capitalism, the means of production only function as preliminary transformation into capital.”What does this mean? It means that things only get done in this system if the capitalists can make money from it.Houses aren’t constructed because people need shelter. Houses are constructed so landlords and bankers can make money off of them.Schools aren’t built so children can grow up, learn about the world and become productive members of society. Schools are set up to make children grow up into productive workers.Police don’t protect us from crime; police protect the private property of the bosses.So it’s only natural that even in the center of world capitalism, the city where Wall Street is located, millions would be without power for days.It’s only natural that self-serving charities like the Red Cross, which are linked with the Pentagon, would allow so many to be without.It’s only natural that Wall Street lights would come back on while nearby Chinatown was left in darkness.What was the most disgusting part? While people were lining up to get food and drink throughout the city, the New York Police Department showed up. They threatened people with arrest for standing in line to get relief. They pulled their guns and threatened people.Why? Because the bosses hate it when we are together. They hate more than anything seeing us gathered in groups because our problems are the same and because we have different interests than those of the 1%.When I saw the video of the power station exploding on East 14th Street, I was forced to think about another electrical facility.After the workers and peasants overthrew the Czar and began constructing socialism in the USSR, they constructed the Dnieper Dam. This was the world’s largest hydroelectrical power plant at the time. Electrical engineers from all over the world came to see the Dnieper Dam and study it.But this power plant was also blown up. As the Nazis were invading the country, trying to overturn the Soviet Union and restore capitalism, the workers blew it up so the Nazi invaders wouldn’t be able to use it.And then after the Soviet Union was victorious — after they tore down the walls of Auschwitz, after they liberated half of the Korean peninsula, after fascism was driven from the earth — they rebuilt the dam even larger than before.Yes, that was what was achieved when workers took power in the Soviet Union, a country that began constructing socialism starting with a very low level of development. Imagine what could be achieved in the United States.To strengthen the fight for socialism, we will need a broad movement for people’s power. We need to help provide for the working class when the capitalists and their charities fail.We also need to raise demands. We should demand that they open up luxury hotels in downtown Manhattan and let the people of Far Rockaway stay there. We should demand that the millions of unemployed be hired to rebuild the city.Langston Hughes’ words were correct. It’s now time to go to our class with our revolutionary program and move ­forward.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Activists challenge ICE profiteers

June 15, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgShortly after Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, shares of CoreCivic Inc. and GEO Group (CXW and GEO on the stock exchange) shot up 21 and 43 percent, respectively. The two companies controlled 85 percent of the private, for-profit prison industry. Today, facilities run by these two companies hold around 75 percent of im/migrant detainees. CXW and GEO own many of the detention centers near the U.S./Mexico border; their government-guaranteed profits average $3,000 to $4,000 per detainee.Fueled by mass deportations and detentions of migrants, these companies’ stock prices have skyrocketed. Yet in June 2019, due to campaigns by im/migrant solidarity activists targeting their funders, stock values plunged nearly 30 percent. Boston, Aug. 4.CXW and GEO operate as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), which raise money from investors in exchange for providing access to real estate. REITs are exempt from corporate income tax, an arrangement which has encouraged private prison expansion for over two decades. However, as REITs, they are legally required to distribute at least 90 percent of their income to investors, which limits cash they have on hand. Thus, CXW and GEO depend on short-term loans and lines of credit, making them vulnerable to pressure on their investors and financiers.Knowing this, activists attacked the industry where it hurts the most — pressuring banks, investment firms and pension funds to divest. JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo halted current and future financing to for-profit prisons in March 2019. In June and July, Bank of America, SunTrust Bank, BNP Paribas and Fifth Third Bancorp followed suit, while agreeing to meet loan obligations until maturity. PNC Bank, Barclays and U.S. Bank have yet to publicly commit to divestment. CXW and GEO stand to lose 72 percent of private financing (estimated at $1.9 billion) as banks divest due to pressure from anti-ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) activists, according to the Center for Popular Democracy. (Truthout, July 23)At one point CXW’s single largest investor was the Vanguard Group Inc., with shares valued at nearly $600 million, including investments from pension funds. Vanguard owns roughly 15 percent and second-largest asset manager BlackRock owns 12 percent of CXW and GEO.Around 20 union pension funds have an estimated $67 million invested in CXW or GEO. Many are public pension funds that tout “environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.” The California Public Employees Retirement System, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System and the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System are investors in CXW and GEO and are all ESG proponents. Borrowing from the historic divestment movement that weakened apartheid in South Africa and the current Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli apartheid, activists will likely call on union members to demand divestment from these companies.Legislation is pending in New York state that would ban state-regulated banks from owning prison stock.Workers, activists demand: Stop ties with ICEIncreasingly there are signs that workers — unionized and unorganized — are uniting against Wall Street corporations that profit off the suffering of im/migrant workers.Palantir Technologies, a surveillance company that makes millions in profits from ICE, has come under increased pressure from tech workers and activists in several cities to stop profiteering from asylum seekers’ suffering. Workers at Microsoft and Amazon have protested their companies’ ties with ICE.Pressure from employees at public relations giant Edelman resulted in the company cancelling a contract to boost GEO’s public image in Florida. Work had been scheduled to start in July. As one of the world’s leading public relations firms, Edelman feared risking a public relations crisis. Hundreds of workers at Wayfair headquarters in Boston walked off the job June 26 in protest of their company’s contract to furnish a Texas migrant youth detention center. They were greeted by a solidarity gathering of over 3,000 people.Housing, transporting and watching over migrant children is a lucrative billion-dollar business involving for-profit and nonprofit corporations alike.  Nonprofits, including Southwest Key Programs, Catholic Charities and BCFS (a global nonprofit network), have all received millions of dollars in government funds to operate im/migrant child detention centers.Military contractors, security firms, airlines, ground transportation providers and hotels also profit from ICE contracts. Aircraft Transport Services was awarded nearly $30 million for charter flight services to transport ICE detainees. G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc., notorious for brutality in occupied Palestine and against Standing Rock anti-DAPL Water Protectors, received over $17 million to transport detained im/migrants. Harris Corporation received a $4.8 million ICE contract for air tracking equipment. Telco Solutions got around $2.8 million for business accounting software. (Miami New Times, July 5) ICE contractors also include Comcast, Aramark, Lockheed Martin and Greyhound. In July, several hotel chains, including Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels, Best Western, Wyndham, Hyatt, IHG and MGM Resorts, released statements claiming they did not want their facilities used to detain migrants in transit to detention centers. The hotels were bowing to pressure from their employees’ unions, as well as customers. CREDO Action gathered over 120,000 petition signatures for this effort, while launching a phone campaign to call the corporate headquarters of Best Western, Red Roof Inn and Radisson, which have yet to respond. The petition is available at #nohotelsforice.In a Teen Vogue op-ed published May 13, Natasha Uhlmann called on young people to get educated about ICE, in particular its impact on Black migrants. She urged them to become activists, push back against ICE tactics and boycott corporations that profit from ICE contracts. Uhlmann notes that young im/migrants are “paving the way through bold acts of resistance.” Her important message should resonate with all generations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Evaluating Biden’s Yemen policy: Bait and switch

June 15, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgFeb. 7 — President Joe Biden seemed to announce an end to Washington’s complete support for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen last week, reversing Trump’s and even the Obama/Biden administration’s public policy. He called the war a “humanitarian and strategic catastrophe.” In his first presidential foreign policy speech on Feb. 4, Biden said, “We are ending all [U.S.] support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.” ( But he quickly added that Washington will continue to help Saudi Arabia to “defend its sovereignty and territory,” including selling the Saudis massive new high-tech weapons, for “defensive” purposes.  On Jan. 25, over 300 antiwar and humanitarian organizations worldwide called for an end to the Saudi war and highlighted the Western countries’ role as enablers of Saudi crimes in Yemen. “The war is only possible because Western countries — and the United States and Britain in particular — continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political and logistical support for the war . . . The Western powers are active participants and have the power to stop the world’s most acute human crisis.” ( does Biden’s announcement mean for Yemen and for other countries in the Pentagon’s crosshairs, who are struggling to survive U.S. economic strangulation via sanctions?Biden seems anxious to change the perception of its role in the war in Yemen and disguise Washington’s strategy of using the reactionary Saudi monarchy to counter and attack the Iranian government. A look behind this maneuvering should ensure that no section of the antiwar movement, despite enthusiastic media and congressional applause, is taken in by Biden’s announcement.Washington led the warAccording to the Feb. 5 NY Times, “When Saudi F-15 warplanes took off from an air base in southern Saudi Arabia for a bombing run over Yemen, it was not just a plane and bombs that were American. American mechanics serviced the jet and carried out repairs on the ground. American technicians upgraded the targeting software and other classified technology, which Saudis were not allowed to touch. The pilot was likely to have been trained by the United States Air Force.“At a flight operations room in the capital, Riyadh, Saudi commanders sat near American military officials who provided intelligence and tactical advice, mainly aimed at stopping the Saudis from killing Yemeni civilians.”So, in reality the U.S. military directly collaborated in the many horrendous massacres Saudi Arabia’s armed forces committed during its ongoing war in Yemen. Every bombing run used targeting software, intelligence and tactical advice, which the Saudis were not even allowed to “touch.”The attacks included the publicized and universally condemned bombings of schools, school buses, hospitals, U.N. Aid Agencies and wedding parties. The bombing of Yemen’s civilian centers led to a cholera epidemic and famine. Biden’s announcement of U.S. support for the war in Yemen positions U.S. imperialism for continuing the war with protracted rounds of “negotiations.” Taking part in these negotiations would be Washington’s client regime in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf monarchies who backed this criminal war all along. Since the 1979 Iranian Revolution broke a major pillar of U.S domination of the region, only Saudi Arabia and Israel remain to uphold U.S. corporate power. Despite differences in how to proceed, Biden has no intention in letting U.S. support for the brutal Saudi regime slip.Yemen – a strategic crossroadsSaudi Arabia’s neighbor Yemen has a strategic location on the Bab el-Mandeb, the narrow strait linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Ships carrying fossil fuels must pass this choke point between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula to travel between the Persian/Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal to the SUMED pipeline. ( Washington strategists and the totally corrupt Saudi royal family live in fear that a Yemeni government based on a popular nationalist movement could threaten Bab el-Mandeb and their domination. Despite six years of relentless bombing, use of antipersonnel bombs, U.S. naval blockade, economic sanctions and drone attacks, the U.S.-Saudi alliance has utterly failed to defeat the popularly based Ansarullah movement, also called the Houthis. As the Feb. 5 NY Times noted, “about 80% of Yemen’s population of 30 million people live in areas under Houthi control.”   The Ansarullah movementThe Ansarullah movement manages to administer a large area of Yemen, including the capital city, Sana’a and most population centers. The movement has grown and matured, from a radical uprising that began in northern Yemen against corruption, through numerous alliances, into a national insurrection demanding economic development and a democratic and nonsectarian government.In the 1990s, a mass resistance movement for change arose in opposition to Saudi Arabia’s intentionally divisive, sectarian influence in the region. Yemen has both Sunni and Shia Muslim population.Ansarullah was led by a political, religious leader, Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, a member of Yemen’s Zaidi Shias, who make up about one-third of the population. Western forces named the movement after this leader, calling it the Houthis. Al-Houthi’s 2004 death did not lead to the movement’s defeat; his brother, Abdul Malik, remains a leader.This radical uprising, originally based in the Shia Muslim community of Yemen, gained broad support from the Sunni Muslim population. People saw Ansarullah as a popularly based movement against corruption and feudal reaction.In 2014, national anger erupted over an International Monetary Fund demand on the Yemeni government to implement an austerity plan and remove fuel subsidies, which raised the prices of food, water and mass transit. Mass protests overwhelmed the government in September 2014. The ranks of the military refused to act against the popular movement.In January 2015, a shaky coalition government collapsed when faced with the popular demand for a new constitution. A Revolutionary Council was declared. Then a National Salvation Government was more firmly established. In this period the two sides of the war in Yemen were formed. On one side, the Saudis, the monarchies and U.S. imperialism backed the unpopular regime headed by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. In the U.S., British and EU media, this grouping was called the “internationally recognized government.” The “Republic of Yemen Government” had its base in Saudi Arabia. The ROYG is unable to govern any area of Yemen or hold any territory securely.  Its rotating cabinet has had numerous splits, changes and assassinations. There have been divisions between northern Yemeni commanders and the South Yemen Southern Transitional Force, who hold the port of Aden and have shifted alliances back and forth. Fighters aligned with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Islamic State group, who have often received U.S. and Saudi support in Syria and Iraq, have now moved into areas of South Yemen.In an effort to prop up and give legitimacy to the Hadi “government in exile,” multiparty negotiations were held in Stockholm, Sweden, and Geneva, Switzerland.Arrogant miscalculationsOn March 25, 2015, Saudi Arabia announced the beginning of military operations in Yemen to restore the overthrown Hadi government. The Saudi-U.S. strategists expected the operation to win quickly, lasting one month at most.A war coalition of more than 10 countries was hastily cobbled together by Saudi Arabia with full U.S. support. It included the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Pakistan, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan and Jordan.Two years into the quagmire, this reactionary coalition of monarchies and military dictatorships completely collapsed amid competing interests, infighting, backing different forces in Yemen and suffering humiliating defeats. Country after country withdrew their military forces.The war has turned into a disaster for Saudi Arabia and the U.S. They are hopelessly bogged down in an unwinnable war and faced with a dilemma.Airstrikes alone are incapable of defeating the Ansarullah armed insurrectionary movement. Sending ground troops into the north Yemeni highlands could lead to mutiny and collapse of the Saudi military. On the other hand, a complete Saudi withdrawal and victory of a radical uprising on the Saudi border could be a dangerous humiliation and highly contagious.In September 2019, missiles struck Saudi Arabia’s eastern oil fields of Abqaiq and Khurais, disrupting nearly half of Saudi oil production. The resistance movement openly claimed responsibility. Saudi Arabia and Washington refuse to acknowledge Ansarullah’s capacity to strike such a devastating blow. Instead, they have accused Iran of carrying out the attacks. And they blame Iran for supporting the Ansarullah insurrection, although Yemen is under complete naval blockade and has no common border with Iran. Lessons of Syria and AfghanistanWashington during the Obama-Biden Administration played a similar role in Syria. In 2011, a small uprising instigated by Washington received immediate support.There was great confidence that the Syrian government would not survive a month. A complete collapse was predicted. U.S. imperialist allies and corrupt Gulf monarchies signed on to an all-out effort to pull the Assad government down.  Negotiations involving an appointed government in exile took place for years in London, Geneva, Paris. The Syrian people rallied to oppose this imperialist takeover. More than 100,000 well-armed and financed mercenary and reactionary fighters were imported into Syria. From 2014, U.S. bombardment and U.S. bases and U.S. sanctions have continued the efforts. During the entire war, Washington’s politicians and other imperialist forces have claimed they are seeking a peace accord.In Afghanistan where U.S. war has ground on for 20 years, at every step the U.S. has promised a withdrawal — as soon as a stable government is in place or a negotiated peace agreement. Washington’s involvement in negotiations has never meant an end to war. It is just another form of continuing the war. Yemen’s Response to Biden“We consider any move that does not end the siege and aggression against Yemen as just a formality and do not pay any attention to it,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council said in a post published on his official Twitter page early on Feb. 6. “The U.S. decision to end its involvement [in the war] and command of the aggressor states is not enough. . . . Washington’s allies must also commit themselves to compensate victims, enact a package of measures to guarantee the sovereignty of Yemen, recognize its independence and legitimate right to self-defense, and consider any military action either by Arab or foreign states as a criminal act.”  Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, another member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, told Al Mayadeen TV news on Feb. 5 that “The war in Yemen ends once all airstrikes stop and foreign forces leave the country. . . . The United States may reduce its support for aggressor states without stopping it altogether.” Saudi Arabia – new U.S. basesU.S. Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for Central Command, said U.S. evaluation of a Red Sea port in Saudi Arabia and an additional two airfields began following the 2019 missile attack against the state-owned Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities at Abqaiq, which was blamed on Iran. Currently, some 2,500 American soldiers maintain fighter jets and Patriot missile batteries at Prince Sultan Air Base southeast of Riyadh. Saudi Arabia and the U.S. have continued joint military exercises in a show of force over the past six weeks. Biden said the purpose of his Feb. 4 remarks was to “send a clear message to the world: America is back” and that Washington will continue to help Saudi Arabia  defend its sovereignty and territory. This may well mean far greater involvement, not less.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hog Numbers Up Profits Down

June 14, 2021 0 Comments

first_img By Gary Truitt – Apr 12, 2015 This continued expansion is good news for pork consumers who will see a continued decline in prices, but Hurt says it means that profits will be thin for producers, “With an estimated average price of $53 per live CWT for 2015, we see pork producer profits averaging about $1 per CWT.” Hurt said, based on current feed costs, he sees the cost of production averaging about $52.  Thus, for the entire year, the profit margin would be about $2 per head with the best profits coming during the third quarter and with small losses in the first and fourth quarters.  Hurt added that, “These lowly expectations for positive returns should keep producers from making further expansion plans.” SHARE Previous articleThe Dietary Guilt TripNext articleFarmland Tax Measures Face Mid-Week  Deadline Gary Truitt Chris HurtBased on the latest USDA Hogs and Pigs report, pork production is up which may mean profits for producers will be down. The latest USDA report forecasts that US pork production will be up 7% in the second quarter of this year, 8% in the summer quarter, and around 6% in the fall. According to Purdue Ag Economist Dr. Chris Hurt, this means, “We will see pork supplies 6% to 8% higher for the rest of the year.” While higher than many had predicted at the beginning of the year, it is well off the 10% increase in production we have seen in the past. Futures markets have hog prices averaging about $51 cwt, but Hurt thinks they will actually do better than that, “My personal feeling is that we will be at least a dollar or two higher than that, up near that $53 mark.” SHARE Home Market Hog Numbers Up Profits Down Hog Numbers Up Profits Down Hog Numbers Up Profits Down Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Value of goods much lower in West of the country

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first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – May 21, 2015 Previous articlePolitical row erupts over the future of the Lisfannon Halting SiteNext articleDonegal solicitor warns that Buncrana is “cocaine capital of the county” admin Facebook Twitter Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Value of goods much lower in West of the country Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New figures show that the value of goods or GDP manufactured in the west of the Country are significantly less than those in the east and the south of Ireland.The statistics from Eurostat for 2013 also show that purchasing power in the Border, Midlands and West regions was 85% of the EU average while GDP was 146% of the EU average in the South and East.Ciara Eustace of the EU office in Dublin says the Irish GDP figures vary greatly from region to region…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+last_img read more

Delhi Court Convicts Srilankan Airlines Manager For Outraging Modesty Of A Subordinate Employee [Read Order]

May 26, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Court Convicts Srilankan Airlines Manager For Outraging Modesty Of A Subordinate Employee [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Sep 2020 10:14 PMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Wednesday found the former Regional Manager (India) of the Srilankan Airlines guilty of outraging the modesty of his subordinate employee. The conviction order against the accused, Lalit D’Silva, was passed on the basis of sole testimony of the prosecutrix, Sales Executive at the Airlines, after the Court observed that her testimony had…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA Delhi Court on Wednesday found the former Regional Manager (India) of the Srilankan Airlines guilty of outraging the modesty of his subordinate employee. The conviction order against the accused, Lalit D’Silva, was passed on the basis of sole testimony of the prosecutrix, Sales Executive at the Airlines, after the Court observed that her testimony had been “thoroughly consistent”. Metropolitan Magistrate Dev Saroha observed thus: “reliance can be placed on the sole testimony of the prosecutrix provided by her if testimony inspires confidence. In the present case the prosecutrix has been thoroughly consistent in her statement regarding the date on which the incident happened and how it happened from her statement given to police, in her statement under section 164 CrPC and her statement made before the Court while undergoing her examination in chief. The accused was given opportunity to cross examine the complainant and after a lengthy cross examination the complainant was able to stand her ground.” The complainant had accused Mr. Lalit of asking her inappropriate questions that intruded upon her privacy. Accordingly, an FIR was registered under Section 509 of IPC for outraging the modesty of a woman. The Court observed that there is no manner in which the “intention” of an accused to insult the modesty of a woman can be determined and the same has to be gathered from the act complained off. Reliance was placed on a Bombay High Court verdict in Prasad Shirodkar v. State. In the present case, the Court said, it is clear that the accused with intend to outrage the modesty of the complainant uttered the words complained of and just because there are no other witnesses to the incident the testimony of the complainant cannot be disbelieved. The accused had contested the testimony of the prosecutrix on to grounds: 1.She had changed the date of alleged incident in her statements2.There was a delay in lodging the FIR The Court did not entertain both these arguments and stated as follows: “Just because in her first complaint given to the company by mail dated 28.09.2011, she mentioned a different date of the alleged incident does not impact her unassailed testimony before the Court. …though delay in lodging FIR can entail serious consequences to the prosecution case, but if the delay has been satisfactorily explained then it does not casts clouds of suspicion upon the prosecution case.” Thus, the Court decided to proceed on the basis of sole testimony of the complainant. It added, “In the present case, the complainant has stated that immediately after the incident she made complaint to a number of her seniors and waited for an action to be taken against the accused, who is a senior employee of the company. She was throughly cross examined by the defence. She has further stated that only after realizing that no action will be taken against the accused she made a formal complaint. The complainant has been consistent in her explanation regarding delay and she being a woman in a social setting like ours is often subjected to many pressure in matters like these. In the present case, not only the social dignity of the complainant was on line but also there must be some professional considerations, the accused being a senior officer of the company and her boss. Thus, the explanation given by the complainant is believable.” The judgement was pronounced through video conferencing and the matter is now posted for hearing on quantum of sentence on November 17. The maximum punishment for the offence is three years jail term. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more