Sun Limited (SUN.mu) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgSun Limited (SUN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Sun Limited (SUN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited (SUN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (SUN.mu)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileSun Limited engages in the tourism sector of the leisure industry. The company is based in Ebene, the Republic of Mauritius, where it owns and operates six resorts in the Republic of Mauritius, one resort in the Republic of Maldives and also owns two in-house tour operators in France and South Africa. Sun Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: The war of words begins

first_imgROME – MARCH 13: Coach Warren Gatland of Wales looks on during a Wales training session ahead of the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and Wales at the Stadio Flaminio on March 13, 2009 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All ears: Jim Telfer gives the Scotland team something worth listening to during the 1999 Five NationsBy Alan DymockLIKE THE one belligerent guest at a wedding, shouting over the dancefloor at midnight, Jim Telfer has today shuffled out and labelled England “arrogant” and Wales “lazy”.Lippy: Johnson aimed a barb at EnglandNeedless to say, the forthright and frank attack by one of Scotland’s living legends printed in the Daily Mail, on the day of England and Wales’ opponents naming their teams for the first Six Nations clashes, has reverberated through the rugby community this morning, with a mixture of anger and glee, and don’t we just love it!The former Lions coach is no stranger to a gibe. He is famous for his blunt honesty. However, with the Six Nations finally upon us, he is not the only one bearing arms in the war of words.Already today, former Wales head coach and current Ireland under-20s coach Mike Ruddock has said he “fully expects” Wales to succumb to the Irish this weekend, without Warren Gatland.A few days ago Scott Johnson sarcastically said of his English counterparts and their injury concerns regarding Manu Tuilagi, “That just leaves you with another 40,000 players to pick from, it’s a sad story”. Ouch.Indeed, Scotland’s coaches perennially feel the urge to aim criticisms at the English, with even Johnson’s former boss Andy Robinson – born in Taunton – pushing himself to talk of English arrogance in the past.The Scots can be seen as a bit of a soft target themselves, of course. Often there is plenty to nail to the changing room wall for motivation. Without him in the mix Ruddock may be right and the Welsh may struggle. However, the game may also miss Gatland’s acerbic press conferences. Rob Howley is not the type to spit insults at top international players. Mind you, Shaun Edwards is not one to shy away from a cutting barb.Let battle commence! In 2009 French Grande Fromage Marc Lievremont described potential defeat to Scotland in Paris as “true humiliation”, just one example of the French enjoying an opportunity to wade in. Perhaps most famously, in recent times at least, Imanol Harinorduqoy said in 2003: “As far as the English are concerned, I have decided to adopt the same attitude as them: I despise them as much as they despise everybody else. And as long as we beat England, I wouldn’t mind if we lost every other game in the Six Nations.” Sacrebleu!One year later, Brian O’Driscoll spoke candidly of meeting up with England at Twickenham and giving “the prawn sandwich brigade something to choke on”.Plotting: Warren Gatland in 2009Harrumphing ahead of all the others, though, is Gatland himself: the grand master of the tactical grenade into opposition territory.In 2010 the Irish Independent’s Vincent Hogan described the current Lions head coach as a “menopausal warthog”, one year after Gatland declared the Welsh disliked the Irish more than any other nation they regularly faced off against. He has singled out England hooker Dylan Hartley for special treatment in 2011, pulling apart the Saint’s throwing technique. He even drew the ire of a famously calm and calculated Paul O’Connell, who once described the coach as believing himself to be like ‘the Special One’ Jose Mourinho.last_img read more

The Forest House / Espacio EMA

first_imgSave this picture!© Patricia Hernández+ 13 Share Projects The Forest House / Espacio EMASave this projectSaveThe Forest House / Espacio EMA Save this picture!© Patricia HernándezText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the mountains of Mazamitla, 120 kilometres away from Guadalajara (Mexico), in a steeply sloping terrain surrounded by a thick pine forest. Rocks, soil, rain, pines, fog … the beauty of the landscape and the natural elements in the site are the premise and constant inspiration for the project.Save this picture!© Patricia HernándezThe house comes out from the stones found in the site, which shape the containing walls and the basement of the house. The intersection of two volumes at different heights generates a path in the landscape, which makes the most of the natural slope and emphasizes the panoramic views. Save this picture!© Patricia HernándezThe entrance to the house is sandwiched between the stones of the mountain and a wall with a direct view from inside the house to the same stonewall. This access corridor hidden and closed between artificial and natural elements provides some drama upon entering the house. Save this picture!© Patricia HernándezFrom this corner you enter the closed space generated by the union of the two main volumes. This is a double-height space corresponding to a cube of 7 meters side, which provides wide views to the landscape. So the contrast is emphasized: the threshold turns into limit and, at the same time, connection between these so dramatically different scenarios. Save this picture!© Patricia HernándezAll the other areas of the house are accessible from this double-height space. On the same floor, there are three of the five bedrooms connected by a corridor characterized by a large elongated window that frames the stones of the site, thus strengthening the dialogue with the landscape. On the upper floor, connected by a bridge-walkway, are the other two rooms: the grandparents’ (homeowners) and their grandchildren’s. On the lower level, the volume that contains the living area hides below the main entrance and comes out from the ground in a protagonist way meeting the foliage of the pines. This rectangular wooden “box” reminiscent of the “tree house” frames from above the wooded landscape that surrounds it.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessGlass Farm / MVRDVSelected ProjectsmodeLab Dynamic Behaviors in Processing WebinarArticles Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEspacio EMAOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMazamitlaWoodMexicoPublished on January 22, 2013Cite: “The Forest House / Espacio EMA” [Casa en el Bosque / Espacio EMA] 22 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore 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 Mexico “COPY” The Forest House / Espacio EMA ArchDaily CopyHouses•Mazamitla, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/322217/the-forest-house-espacio-ema Clipboard Architects: Espacio EMA Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year:  2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/322217/the-forest-house-espacio-ema Clipboardlast_img read more

Creek House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

first_imgManufacturers: Grohe, Preconal, Veg Tech, XeroFlor North America, Ash from Torkat Trägolv AB, Torkat Trägolv AB, Veg Tech Xerofloor Moss-Sedum, rusch-klinkerProject Architect:Konrad KrupinskiCollaborators:Eric Engström, Carmen Izquierdo, Lukas Thiel, Mårten NettelbladtStructural Engineer:Olle ClaessonTeam:Bolle Tham, Martin VidegårdCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealText description provided by the architects. The site is located on the south western coast of Sweden in an old agricultural area gently sloping down towards the sea. In the midst of a vast and open cultivated landscape, this plot constitute an exception as it is planted with many different trees and flowering bushes, lending it the character of a small botanic garden.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanSave this picture!Courtesy of Tham & Videgård ArkitekterSave this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe big trees stand close together and the sun is filtered through a roof like foliage that covers most of the parcel. Adding to the idyllic setting, there is also a small creek meandering through the garden. As the trees and plants also function as a shield from the strong winds, we decided that the house had to be carefully inserted between the tree trunks.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe home is spread out over a single storey, carefully adapted to the natural features of the site. Each function is contained in a separate spatial unit making the program legible as boxes of varying scales and heights: the building consists of a series of solid, loosely arranged volumes constructed from deep red handmade bricks. These brick blocks are linked together to create both interior and exterior spaces and spatial connections, giving the lot—despite its limited size—an abundance of different small places. As a result, the complex of spaces cannot be overviewed from a single point and appears larger, somewhat like a hidden world.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanThe building and its site are interwoven so that each makes visible qualities in the other. One of the site’s main features, the small creek, passes through the house, bridged over by the entrance hall. Once inside, a few steps separate common and private areas into different levels and each room is characterized by a vaulted ceiling giving spatial direction in relation to the landscape outside.Save this picture!© Åke E:son LindmanProject gallerySee allShow lessActive MatterArchitecture BooksAbu Dhabi National Oil Company Headquarters / HOKSelected Projects Share Projects Year:  Photographs:  Åke E:son Lindman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Sweden Creek House / Tham & Videgård ArkitekterSave this projectSaveCreek House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895571/creek-house-tham-and-videgard-arkitekter Clipboard Save this picture!© Åke E:son Lindman+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share Area:  285 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/895571/creek-house-tham-and-videgard-arkitekter Clipboard Creek House / Tham & Videgård Arkitektercenter_img ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project Sweden 2013 Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTham & Videgård ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSwedenPublished on June 05, 2018Cite: “Creek House / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter” 05 Jun 2018. 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Jeremy Irons fronts DRTV ad for Children’s Society

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Children’s Society has launches its second DRTV advertisement on various satellite channels throughout November to recruit new donors.The advert has been created by the direct marketing agency WWAV Rapp Collins Bristol and will air on channels such as ITV2, Living and UK Drama. Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons (famous for his performances in ‘Reversal of Fortune’, ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’ and the infamous voice of “Scar” in the Lion King) recorded the voiceover. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Recruitment / people Jeremy Irons fronts DRTV ad for Children’s Society Howard Lake | 6 November 2006 | Newscenter_img Tje 60-second appeal focuses on the dangers facing children at risk on the streets, and asks viewers to commit to a small donation of just £2 per month. Former Genesis frontman, Peter Gabriel provided the background soundtrack for the advertisement.Martin Field, Director of Fundraising and Campaigns at The Children’s Society said: “We were very pleased with the response to The Children’s Society’s first DRTV advert and hope to build on this success. Our intention is not to shock, but to highlight the very real danger children at risk on the streets have to face. We urgently need more funds to help these children. I hope this new advert brings this message home.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Nominations open for Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2009

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 24 February 2009 | News Tagged with: Awards corporate Scotland  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nominations open for Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2009 Arts & Business Scotland has opened nominations for the annual Arts & Business Scotland Awards which celebrate creativity and excellence in partnerships between businesses and arts organisations.There are eight awards on offer:* A&B Scotland Community Award* A&B Scotland Cultural Branding Award* A&B Scotland Sustainability Award* A&B Scotland Young People Award* A&B Scotland Small Business Sponsor* A&B Scotland New or Returning Sponsor* A&B Scotland Business Volunteer of the Year Award* A&B Scotland Leadership AwardEntries are welcomed from any business and arts partnership or sponsorship that has taken place between 1 March 2008 and 1 April 2009.An independent panel chaired by Douglas Smith, Chairman Scotland, CB Richard Ellis Ltd will judge nominations based on the quality of the relationship established between the business and the arts partners, whether cash or in-kind. The judges will also take into account the innovative nature in achieving the commercial goals of the business and the artistic goals of the arts partner.The deadline for nominations is midday on 6 May 2009.Barclay Price, Director, Arts & Business Scotland said: “Small sponsorships are as important as larger amounts, and we encourage all arts organisations and museums to nominate the businesses that have supported them over the last year.”www.AandB.org.uk/scotland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Shortlist announced for first global fundraising awards

first_imgCalcutta Rescue – IndiaInstituto Rodrigo Mendes – BrazilSend A Cow – UKRoyal Flying Doctor Service – Victorian Section, Australia               27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shortlist announced for first global fundraising awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Category – Innovative Fundraising CampaignVaccines for the World’s Children – Japan            GiveIndia – India            ActionAid – UK Howard Lake | 13 October 2010 | News Category – Fundraiser of the YearArundhati Ghosh – India              Sally Eastcott – UK                 Category – Outstanding VolunteerBhassker Sharma – India            Michael Cowan – Australia          The international panel of judges for the awards consists of:* Dame Stephanie Shirley, Founder and Executive Producer, The British Government’s Founding Ambassador for Philanthropy, UK* Ashvin Dayal, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation, Asia;* Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director, Greenpeace International, Netherlands;* Paulette V. Maehara, President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals, International Headquarters, USA* Per Stenbeck, Executive Director, Water Aid, Sweden.The winners will be announced next week at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands.Neelam Makhijani, CEO of the Resource Alliance, said: “I hope that these examples will stimulate and encourage imagination, innovation and best practice in fundraisers no matter where in the world they are working or what causes they are campaigning for; by sharing I hope we can inspire.”Over the past 30 years The Resource Alliance has helped many national fundraising associations to create and run their own national awards schemes. It launched the first of its own awards programmes in 2004 with the Asia Pacific NGO Awards. Over the next few years, annual awards schemes were extended to Malaysia, Kenya and India.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake spoke to Neelam Makhijani in July just before the Resource Alliance Global Awards For Fundraising were announced:www.resource-alliance.org/ifc Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Awards Resource Alliance The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural Resource Alliance Global Awards For Fundraising, which aims to raise the profile of global fundraising development and standards by celebrating the best fundraising examples from around the world.The Awards are open to the winners of more than a dozen countries’ national charity fundraising awards, so that the world’s best campaign and appeals can compete against each other. Recommended award winners have been entered by each country’s national awards hosts, including the UK’s Institute of Fundraising, the Fundraising Institute of Australia, associations in Europe and those from India, Japan and Brazil.The Awards are being organised by global capacity building charity the Resource Alliance.Shortlisted entries for 2010Category – Big Idea, Small Budgetlast_img read more

Demand for small charities’ services up 103% since 2013, says FSI

first_imgDemand for small charities’ services up 103% since 2013, says FSI Melanie May | 2 August 2017 | News Tagged with: Finance Research / statistics small charities  132 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Small charities have seen service demand rise 103% since June 2013, according to the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI).The FSI’s latest quarterly Small Charities Index for March – May 2017 shows that demand has risen most steeply in the past year. Demand has increased year on year with an increase of +14% in year one, +22% in year two, +27% in year three and +39% year four, with a further increase in demand expected between June 2017 and May 2018. In the last quarter, 69% of the charities questioned for the Index reported an increase in demand for their services, with 31% reporting an increase of more than 10%, and 3% reporting a decrease.The Index also looks at income levels. Between March and May this year, 77% of respondents reported that statutory income levels had remained unchanged. 9% reported an increase in statutory income while 14% reported a decrease in over the same period, up from 10% in the previous quarter. All regions reported a decrease except for Scotland, which remained unchanged, while the North West experienced the greatest drop at 3%. Overall, statutory income for small and local charities and community groups has decreased by 11% since 2013.Almost half (47%) reported that voluntary income remained static last quarter, with 12% reporting increases above 10%, and 20% experiencing a decrease. Only the South West and the Scotland saw an increase in voluntary income last quarter, of 5% and 3% respectively. According to the FSI, with a total growth of 2% since June 2013, the figures suggest that voluntary income is not sufficiently compensating for any losses in statutory income, leaving small and local charities and community groups vulnerable.The Index also shows that 19% of all respondents fear for the future, potentially looking towards closure in the coming 12 months. The FSI is offering a training programme over the next two years aimed at helping small charities find and take advantage of the support available to them.Pauline Broomhead, CBE, Founding CEO of the FSI, said:“We can only address our most urgent challenge by addressing our most important one, building financially sustainable organisations at the same time as our trustees and staff are tacking the underlying challenge of building more robust governing boards.“The DCMS training programme the FSI are delivering in partnership with Localgiving, Charities Finance Group and the Small Charities Coalition is a starting point to do this. Through this programme a range of learning opportunities are being delivered across England over the next two years. The priority is to ensure as many small charities know about the opportunities as possible so they can gain free and heavily subsidised support to support their sustainability and strengthen their governance.”  131 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20last_img read more

Take over the banks!

first_imgOne of the most popular planks of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign platform is to break up the big banks.Sanders pointed out in a May 6, 2015, release: “The six largest U.S. financial institutions today have assets of some $10 trillion, an amount equal to almost 60 percent of the gross domestic product. They handle more than two-thirds of all credit card purchases, control nearly 50 percent of all bank deposits, and control over 95 percent of the $240 trillion in derivatives held by commercial banks.”These banks tower over society and cause misery to millions. Just from 2008 to 2014, some 5.4 million homes in the U.S. were “repossessed” — that is, stolen from their families. (tinyurl.com/avys5sk)When the Pentagon invaded Iraq twice, it was serving the interests of these banks and Big Oil to open new areas for investment and exploitation.But is splitting up trillion-dollar banks like JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank and Wells Fargo into mere multibillion-dollar banks going to help? Even smaller financial institutions will still be able to buy both parties in Congress and throw people out of their homes.Vice President Joseph Biden, then a Democratic senator from Delaware, was a sponsor of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001. That bill would have made it much harder for people to declare bankruptcy if they were unable to pay credit card debts — debts with 23.99 percent interest rates, which are loan-shark rates.This act passed the Senate on the demand of MBNA, a Delaware bank that was the largest issuer of credit cards. This outfit, taken over by Bank of America in 2006, moved from Maryland because state legislators refused to raise an 18 percent interest rate limit. Hunter Biden, a son of Joe Biden, became an MBNA vice president.President Bill Clinton vetoed similar legislation the year before. Yet then-Sen. Hillary Clinton voted for this “reform act.”The bill was so unpopular that it was voted down in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. To his credit, then-Rep. Bernie Sanders voted against it. A similar rotten bill passed Congress in 2005.Stop foreclosures now!So why doesn’t presidential candidate Bernie Sanders call for a moratorium on all foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs? Hillary Clinton doesn’t either, not to mention the Republicans.Breaking up the big banks and insurance companies into a thousand pieces won’t stop racist lending practices. Big and small banks economically blockaded the overwhelmingly Black city of Detroit. “From 1988 to 1990, only one building permit for a single-family home was issued in the entire 139-square-mile city of Detroit.” (New York Times, July 5, 1997)Why don’t we take over the banks instead? JPMorgan’s CEO Jamie Dimon didn’t produce a dime in value for the $27 million salary he got last year. His bank’s $2.4 trillion in assets are drained not only from poor and working people in the United States, but from millions of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America as well.Like a reverse blood transfusion, the trillions locked in the banks represent unpaid wages heisted from the poor and given to the rich. This wealth was taken from workers paid the minimum wage at the local McDonald’s and Walmart. It was stolen from workers being paid pennies an hour in garment sweatshops in Bangladesh and Honduras and palm oil plantations in Nigeria.Socialism and banksLenin, the leader of the Russian Revolution, was also concerned about big banks. In “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism,” Lenin wrote a century ago that “[banks,] concentrated in a few hands and exercising a virtual monopoly, extract enormous and ever-increasing profits … [and] levy tribute upon the whole of society.”Banks are supposed to lend money to increase production. That’s hardly happening: Since 2000, six million manufacturing workers have lost their jobs in the United States alone.Where are bank loans for affordable housing? The bankers have lent billions to build dozens of luxury condominiums instead. The average price of a Manhattan apartment in New York City is now $1.87 million. (New York Times, July 1)Fearing an economic collapse, the banks are hoarding their money. So are the world’s super-rich, who have $32 trillion in offshore tax havens. (Reuters, July 22, 2012)Revolutionaries led by Lenin, called the Bolsheviks, didn’t just split up the Russian banks. They organized the people to take them over.We’re not talking about bailouts or even nationalizing banks whose stockholders are lavishly compensated. The Bolsheviks conducted a people’s takeover in which the capitalist bankers got nothing.The new socialist banks became a vital part of socialist economic planning that modernized the Soviet Union and allowed it to defeat Hitler’s war machine. Tragically, socialism was overthrown in the Soviet Union by a counterrevolution.With the help of its socialist banking system, socialist Cuba has been able to survive despite being blockaded.The capitalist world market has made inroads in the People’s Republic of China. Yet the banks there are still controlled by the socialist state led by a strong 90-million-person Communist Party. which has enabled China to grow despite the 2008 capitalist world economic collapse.Thousands of miles of high-speed railroad tracks were built in China, financed by socialist banks. In the U.S., capitalist banks refuse to finance replacing Amtrak’s 106-year-old Portal swing bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey, whose openings often delay trains.Unlike Bernie Sanders, Workers World Party Presidential candidate Monica Moorehead and Vice Presidential candidate Lamont Lilly have no plan to preserve capitalist banking. They raise the need to smash the bankers with a socialist revolution.The writer is a recently retired Amtrak train dispatcher who crossed his fingers whenever Portal Bridge was opened.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Le Parisien journalist released but under investigation

first_img Help by sharing this information News May 10, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News November 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Le Parisien journalist released but under investigation FranceEurope – Central Asia to go further Receive email alerts FranceEurope – Central Asia News Organisation News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more A score of offices from the police disciplinary body (IGS) raided the home of journalist Roberto Cristofoli, who works for the Hauts-de-Seine edition of the regional daily Le Parisien/Aujourd’hui on 16 November. “It is vital that French law should require the presence of a magistrate during a search of a journalist’s home, which is not the case at present,” said Reporters Without Borders. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 4, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on France RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Journalist Roberto Cristofoli was placed under investigation on 17 November 2005, for “misuse of an object owned by a public authority for the purposes of work” and for “collusion in violation of professional confidentiality”.He was released from custody but put on probation.A police officer, who is being held in custody for “violation of professional confidentiality and corruption”, allegedly provided the journalist on the daily Le Parisien with a device for the use of the security forces so he could listen to encrypted police radio frequencies, during recent rioting in France.Three other people are also under investigation in the same case. Two of them are private detectives, one of whom is in custody, and an intermediary close to the Orange telephone company, who allegedly provided telephone call information.——-16 November 2005Journalist on Le Parisien has home and offices searched in new attack on protection of sourcesReporters Without Borders has voiced its support for a journalist on the regional daily Le Parisien who remains in custody after police searched his home and then the newspaper’s headquarters. The worldwide press freedom organisation called on the judicial authorities to respect the right of Roberto Cristofoli to protect his sources, guaranteed under Article 109 of the criminal code and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.He is suspected of listening to encrypted police radio frequencies during the recent riots in France using a device given to him by police officers. Since the installation of the Acropol system for police and gendarmes, the frequencies are inaudible to anyone outside the security forces without the necessary device.About a score of offices from the police disciplinary body, the Inspection générale des services (IGS) raided his home at 6am on 15 November 2005, on the orders of an examining magistrate at the Paris court.They then went to Cristofoli’s office in Saint-Ouen where he works for the Hauts de Seine edition of Parisien/Aujourd’hui, and seized his computer hard disc and personal papers after a search lasting several hours.“It is vital that French law should require the presence of a magistrate during a search of a journalist’s home, which is not the case at present,” said Reporters Without Borders. Cristofoli is still being held in custody at the IGS offices. A colleague on the Parisien, who asked for anonymity, said that he was expected to go before a judge in the evening of 16 November or the following morning to be put under investigation for “breaking professional confidentiality”.last_img read more