Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (LBTY.ke)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited is an insurance company offering products and services for the retail and corporate sectors in Kenya and other countries in the Africa sub-region. The company provides life assurance, superannuation, industrial life assurance, bond investment and business incidental insurance services as well as insurance products and services for aviation, engineering, fire, liability, marine, private and commercial vehicles, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited also offers asset management and property development services for the private and corporate sectors in Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Liberty Holdings Limited and is the holding company for Heritage Insurance Company and a short- and long-term insurance business called Liberty Life Kenya Assurance Limited. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited has a presence in 15 countries in the Africa sub-region. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Is the Synairgen share price about to plunge below 100p?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 28th August, 2020 | More on: SNG Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Is the Synairgen share price about to plunge below 100p? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The Synairgen (LSE: SNG) share price has surged in value in the past two months. During the last two weeks of July, shares in the micro-cap jumped more than 440%.That meteoric rise came after management announced positive results from the company’s Phase II drug trial for SNG001, which is, according to the business, effective in preventing coronavirus patients from requiring ventilation. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investor sentiment towards the company continued to improve throughout August. The Synairgen share price hit a high of 250p on 20 August as investors became increasingly excited about the firm’s prospects. However, over the past two weeks, shares in the drug discovery company have fallen back below 200p. Unfortunately, I think there’s a high chance the stock could fall further before it returns to its previous all-time high. Today I’m going to explain why. Synairgen share price outlookSynairgen’s SNG001 drug could have huge potential, but I think the market has gotten ahead of itself here. It’s still in its early stages of development. The company needs to complete a Phase III trial before it can take the treatment to market. This could take some time to complete, and there’s no guarantee SNG001 will meet its trial’s goals. The number of drugs that successfully make it from the drawing board to the market is tiny. It’s less than 10% of all treatments. SNG001 has made it this far, but there’s no guarantee it will make it over the final hurdle.What’s more, the market for coronavirus drugs is highly competitive. Estimates suggest there are over 1,000 different treatments and medications in the pipeline. In Europe alone, over 130 other products are being trialled and tested. So, even if SNG001 does pass its last test, Synairgen may have its work cut out to promote the treatment in a crowded field. Delays could weigh on the Synairgen share price.Unfavourable oddsAll of the above suggests Synairgen is going to face an uphill struggle to get its product to market. It seems as if the odds are stacked against the business. As such, it seems likely the share price could fall further in the near term. It could be many months before there’s any more positive news to report on SNG001. During that time, other companies with blockbuster treatments may draw investor attention away from the Synairgen share price. That said, while there’s no guarantee SNG001 will succeed, there’s no guarantee it won’t fail either. If the drug makes it to market, the company’s could see considerable revenue growth, which would be extremely positive news for the micro-cap. Therefore, I believe investors need to take a long-term outlook with the business and own it as part of a diversified portfolio. The stock could fall back to 100p in the near term as SNG001 is put through its paces. If it fails the last test, the company may run out of money. However, if the treatment is successful, the stock could be an attractive long-term investment. Owning the Synairgen share price as part of a diversified portfolio would allow investors to profit from any upside while limiting downside risk. center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

San Joaquin’s ‘Tour Against Trafficking’ aims to raise awareness, stamp…

first_img Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Human Trafficking Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Tampa, FL September 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm Thank you, Pat, for yet another great story and this one, again, on a very important issue. I hope there will be at least two more distributed by ENS, one halfway through the trip focusing on one or more communities along the bicycle tour, and another written at the finish line! In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Jerry Hames says: Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (2) Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. September 16, 2015 at 3:47 pm Good job! Such an important but traditionally unaddressed issue in our valley. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Episcopal News Service] Diana Cisneros, 29, of Bakersfield, California, had spent much of Sept. 13 helping a human trafficking victim find safe haven.“My husband was on his way to church and he saw this young girl, running from a hotel with no shoes on; it was a red flag to him,” she told the Episcopal News Service the next day.“He pulled the car over and talked to her; she turned out to be a victim of human trafficking. We were able to get her help and to get her to a safe place,” said Cisneros, herself a trafficking survivor.Cisneros is featured in the documentary film, “The Trafficked Life”. It highlights a series of interviews with survivors and is a cornerstone of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin’s Oct. 2-23 bicycle Tour Against Trafficking, to raise awareness and funds to halt trafficking in California’s Central Valley, according to Bishop David Rice.Shortly after his 2014 election, Rice realized “the Central Valley of California was a thoroughfare and significant vein for human trafficking” yet few seemed aware of its existence or the human devastation, he said.Common forms of human trafficking use fraud, force and coercion to pigeonhole people into migrant work or sexual situations for profit.The former New Zealander tackled the issue with, in the language of the indigenous Maori, a hikoi – an intentional physical movement with a purpose, bringing together church and community groups to raise awareness and funds to tackle solutions.For Rice, an avid bicyclist, a bike tour across the diocese seemed natural. So far, 40 riders have signed up to log all or part of the 18-day, 745-mile trip from Taft through the Sierras to Modesto.Cyclists of all levels have the option to participate in one or all of the legs of the route, including 26 stops at each of the diocese’s parishes and missions, and to select which of six local anti-trafficking organizations they wish to support.Filmmaker Michael Fagans said “The Trafficked Life” documentary has been screened across the diocese, along with participation from panels of local activists. “Community by community, we’re seeding the ground so that, when the tour comes, we’re not having to educate people,” Fagans told ENS. “Their hearts have already been touched.”Trafficking, “cuts across all economic strata, across race,” added Fagans, who also is joining the tour as a rider. The film and tour have drawn ecumenical as well as “church-broad” support from other dioceses and to date has raised about $13,000.Statistics show that California has three major hotspots for trafficking – San Diego, San Francisco and the Central Valley, Rice said.But statistics about the prevalence of trafficking typically “are difficult to come by,” said Cisneros. “We’re talking about an underground criminal organization.” But, it is estimated there are about 300,000 youth in the United States who are minors and at risk for being exploited sexually, she said.The California Attorney General’s office in 2010 estimated that some 12.3 million people globally are trafficked, or are modern-day slaves, with less than one percent of the victims being identified.Cisneros said that from the age of 7 to 16 years she was sexually trafficked to strangers by her father, a preacher. At 16, she left home and was able to seek help from relatives in another state, she said.“Sexual abuse breaks you down and completely distorts your thinking,” she said. “I was very fearful; I didn’t trust people at all.” Through the assistance of friends and local anti-trafficking groups, she fought her way back, and recently earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.A member of the steering committee of the Kern Coalition Against Human Trafficking, one of the six groups participating in the Tour Against Trafficking, Cisneros said her goal is to raise awareness that it “is a very real problem and people can be part of the solution.”Everyone should be armed with a toll-free trafficking hotline number to offer to someone who appears to need help, she said. It also helps to pay attention to signs that might indicate a trafficking situation.“Traffickers have a network of people they work with and, if everyone of us gets educated, we can be a part of the anti-trafficking network,” she said. “The wider our network is, the more victims we’re going to be able to help.”Rice agreed. “The language I’ve adopted is ‘unawareness equals complicity,’ ” he said. “Our task is to raise awareness of difficulties people face, and … the crimes that are committed and have to be addressed.”The National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline is (888) 373-7888.– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA San Joaquin’s ‘Tour Against Trafficking’ aims to raise awareness, stamp out slavery Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC PJ Cabbiness says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Pat McCaughanPosted Sep 16, 2015 Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Tagslast_img read more

Anglican Communion secretary general joins international Christian leaders in call…

first_img Tags Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY South America Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted May 20, 2021 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Anglican Communion Office] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has joined other international Christian leaders to call on the president of Colombia to end the spiral of violence in the country. The letter has been signed by the leaders of four global Christian communions, three international ecumenical bodies and a regional Catholic bishops’ conference.In their letter, sent on May 18, the leaders call on President Iván Duque Marquéz to stop the spiral of violence that is doing terrible harm to the civilian population in Colombia.“While we acknowledge that the government is dealing with a very complex situation, we believe the focus now must not be on repressing popular protests, but rather to listen to the people’s voices with empathy and without resorting to violence, and to begin to seriously address the root causes of the mass mobilization of the Colombian people,” the letter says.Colombia has now entered a third week of national protests. More than 40 people have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and thousands have been injured as a result of the security response.“We believe that as head of government you will call the Colombian authorities to remember and fulfill their primary responsibility, which is the protection of the Colombian people,” the letter says. “We pray that you will resist and reject the calls for more violence and greater use of force against activists.”The signatories added that they will continue to monitor the situation in Colombia closely and with great concern, praying for a just and peaceful resolution to the current crisis, and remain committed to supporting dialogue between the different stakeholders as the only path to such a resolution.They end the letter by saying: “We look forward to your response, and wish you grace and peace in the fulfillment of your responsibilities.”In addition to the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, the letter was signed by the Rev. Ioan Sauca, acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches; Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, general secretary and CEO of the ACT Alliance; the Rev. Chris Ferguson, general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches; the Rev. Martin Junge, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation; Bishop Ivan M. Abrahams, general secretary of the World Methodist Council; Monsignor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, OFM, president of the Latin American Episcopal Council; Monsignor Jorge Eduardo Lozano, general secretary of the Latin American Episcopal Council; and Philip Lee, general secretary of the World Association for Christian Communication.Idowu-Fearon signed the letter after consulting with the Episcopal bishop of Colombia, the Rt. Rev. Francisco José Duque, and leaders in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church, which the diocese is part of. The Episcopal Church is one of the 41 independent but interdependent autonomous national and regional churches that make up the Anglican Communion.Bishop Duque has issued his own statement on the situation in the country, saying that his diocese “expresses in a public and categorical way its solidarity with the suffering of the Colombian people and raises its voice of protest against all forms of abuse and all signs of death that hang over the most vulnerable of our country, especially in these times of social and health crisis.“Our being as baptized moves us in a prophetic spirit, according to the teaching of Jesus, the Christ, to put ourselves on the side of the oppressed and violated, to demand the peace and justice necessary for a dignified and harmonious life.“We demand of our leaders that the necessary actions be taken and conducive to the reestablishment of harmonious relations in the national territory. We urge you to comply with the mandate placed on your shoulders, with full justice and in accordance with the Constitution and human rights, to respect life, integrity and the right to protest, guaranteeing the safety and protection of each and every one who expresses their just claims.“In the same way, we express our willingness to serve and declare our absolute availability to contribute to the country and to the citizens who need it most, wherever we are called to do good.” Anglican Communion secretary general joins international Christian leaders in call for end to Colombian violence Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

Wales hooker happy to see scrum law finally changed

first_imgWednesday Jul 10, 2019 Wales hooker happy to see scrum law finally changed After World Rugby announced the law change to ban ‘axial loading’, Wales and incoming Harlequins hooker Scott Baldwin has given his reaction on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENTAxial loading is where front-rows place their heads onto opposition players’ shoulders between the call of ‘bind’ and ‘set’ in the scrum. This puts a huge amount of pressure on the neck, and is therefore massively dangerous.Baldwin, who would have first hand experience of the dangers of this practice, has suggested that this should have been done years ago, but is still saying that it is better late than never.Hookers tend to come off the worst from axial loading, so it is no surprise that the 34-cap Wales international is glad to see this outlawed. The offence will now initially be a free-kick in a match, and then the punishment will get worse if a team continually repeats it throughout the game.This was decided at World Rugby’s Law Review Group meeting in London recently, as part of the continual process to make rugby safer. This is something that can easily be done without affecting any of the core qualities of rugby.This is the major complaint by many, that in the pursuit of making rugby safer it is becoming sanitised to the point where the ruck or tackle are nothing like they used to be. On the other hand, axial loading is an aspect of rugby that many viewers would not be aware is happening, but professionals such as Baldwin pay the price.ADVERTISEMENTAs this is something that is commonplace in rugby, the World Cup could see a number of free-kicks and scrums awarded as a consequence, as front-rows adjust to the new law. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Chicago protesters say ‘No’ to Greek fascists

first_imgWorkers World Party activists at Jan. 19 anti-fascist protest. Sign, left, reads, “O thanatos sto fasismo!” (death to fascism!), with picture of the Meligala well. Meligala is a Greek town that was liberated in 1944 by ELAS, the communist guerrilla army, who executed all the Nazis and threw their bodies down the well.Chicago  — About 100 concerned anti-fascists showed up Jan. 19, a very cold winter day, to demonstrate at the Greek consulate in Streeterville against the rumored opening of a Golden Dawn office here. That fascist group had already tried to open an office in Queens, N.Y., which is home to a large Greek community and the county with the most immigrant communities in the U.S.Golden Dawn is a neo-Nazi party from Greece that has a violent history of attacks on immigrants, homeless people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer communities. Golden Dawn members reportedly worked with Greek cops to attack leftist anti-austerity demonstrations and even physically attacked a woman representing the KKE (Communist Party of Greece) on a television talk show.Chicago, a city that is nearly one-third African American and one-third Latino/a, has no room for violent, Hitler-loving, immigrant-hating racists. Many Hellenic-Americans who showed up to oppose Golden Dawn fascism told stories about how their relatives fought the Nazis and their Greek collaborators, often paying the ultimate price for their opposition to fascism.The demonstration was part of an International Day of Solidarity Against Fascism and Racism called by progressive and revolutionary forces in Greece. Many different organizations and individuals in Chicago answered this important call, including members of the Gay Liberation Network, Teamsters for a Democratic Union, the Service Employees union, Workers World Party, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the American Party of Labor, Occupy Chicago, International Workers of the World and the International Socialist Organization.The Chicago/Greece Antifascist Working Group, one of the organizers of the demonstration, issued this statement:“Chicago is known as a city of immigrants, and today the people of our city and our nation confront the same threats that the people of Greece confront — a rising tide of state-sponsored repression, extreme austerity measures designed to serve the rich and impoverish the rest of us, and a growing wave of right-wing extremism. As in Greece, we face a police infrastructure and government policy that serves its corporate masters with attacks on people of color, immigrants and any who challenge the power of the elites.“In Chicago, we also confront the aspirations of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party to expand its operations into our city. We have a simple response to the elites and the Golden Dawn fascists who serve their interests: No pasaran! [You shall not pass!].”Progressives, revolutionaries and anti-fascists in Chicago will continue their vigilance against the Golden Dawn fascists.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Philadelphia Marxism School trains future leaders

first_imgSome of the new candidates who attended the Marxism School.Philadelphia — Since the beginning of 2017, Workers World Party has seen significant growth across the organization. What is unique about joining WWP is that these new members are joining a cadre organization that focuses on membership development.The party spends a significant amount of time training and developing new leaders through a candidacy process that involves intensive focus on theory and practice, including organizing and activist work, all the while bolstering theoretical training in revolutionary ideology identified with the names of Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin — Marxism-Leninism — and other revolutionary fighters and theoreticians from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Western Hemisphere.On July 23-24, some 45 new candidates and members from Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., met for a weekend in the Philadelphia branch office for a series of classes, workshops and discussions.Topics included LGBTQ and women’s oppression; WWP’s orientation to national liberation struggles; the Marxist conception of the state as a tool of capitalist repression and oppression; writing for Workers World newspaper; using social media; the Global Class War tendency and the party’s approach to opposing U.S. imperialism; Black Reconstruction and the contributions of W.E.B. DuBois; and some WWP history, including its support for the Attica Rebellion and its resistance within the military to the Vietnam War.Christa Rivers, a candidate for WWP, reflected on the importance of the weekend: “It is important to study Marxism because it has provided essential analyses of the ways in which capitalism has wreaked havoc on the earth by polluting it through endless war; has wreaked havoc on our families, communities, and peoples by creating divisions — borders, classes, races — to keep us from uniting against this death machine; has destroyed cultures, decimated populations and created a system that entirely relies upon the exploitation of the many by the few.“Marxism has also given us hope: Capitalism will be defeated by socialism, which will then be followed by communism. Only through these economic systems can we achieve true liberation. Socialism and communism put the collective needs of the people first.”One of the major focuses of the weekend was countering the efforts by U.S. imperialism to turn back the gains of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Candidates studied the gains of the anti-imperialist, pro-socialist Bolivarian Revolution and discussed ways to build solidarity with the movement there as an essential part of being a revolutionary party in the center of imperialism.In a class on National Oppression, new members discussed such current terms as “identity politics” and raised up the importance of understanding the complexities and connections of various forms of oppression, such as ableism, racism, sexism, ageism, anti-LGBTQ oppression and more. The class discussed how special focus on these oppressions is revolutionary and necessary, while labeling struggles against oppression as merely “identity politics” is reactionary. Not only is it harmful to the oppressed, but it holds back the potential for revolutionary solidarity.As WWP continues to grow as a multigenerational, multinational, multigender combat party, political education and practical development of party cadre will increasingly become a focus of the organization.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

What we’re reading: COVID-19 trials paused, Supreme Court rules on the census

first_imgLinkedin Hailey Lyonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hailey-lyon/ printCOVID-19 drug trials paused due to safety concerns Two COVID-19 treatment studies have been put on pause by drugmakers as they investigate safety concerns, according to the Associated Press.Johnson & Johnson paused all clinical trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after a study participant became sick with an “unexplained illness.” The company released a statement Monday, saying it had “temporarily paused further dosing in all our COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials,” including a Phase 3 trial that began late last month, while it investigated the illness.Less than 24 hours later, Eli Lilly also stopped a study that was testing another product called ACTIV-3, a monoclonal antibody designed to stop the virus from infecting cells. In a conference call Tuesday morning, Johnson & Johnson said it had learned about a participant’s illness Sunday evening and immediately informed an independent data and safety monitoring board.Mathai Mammen, who leads global research and development at Janssen, Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical division, said on the call the company does not yet know whether the participant had received the vaccine or a placebo.“We know very little at this point, and it will be a few days at minimum for the right set of information to be gathered and evaluated,” he said. Disney recruits Rapsody to create an EP to honor Black livesDisney recruited the rapper Rapsody to amplify Black voices and bring awareness to the social injustices going on in the country, according to the Associated Press.Recorded under quarantine during the pandemic, Rapsody came up with the soulful rap tune “Pray Momma Don’t Cry.” She said she drew from Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology),” calling the classic songs “beautiful music but it was also heavy and real at the same time.”“Pray Momma Don’t Cry” is one of four songs featured on “I Can’t Breathe/Music for the Movement,” a four-song album that is a joint venture between Disney Music Group and The Undefeated, ESPN’s platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture. Rapsody hopes the album can unite people.“Sometimes music does more than sitting across the table trying to hammer something into somebody’s head who just doesn’t get it because they don’t live your life,” she said. “Music is a universal language in that way.” Jill Biden rallies voters in TexasJill Biden waves to supportes while campaigning for her husband and former Vice President Joe Biden at Fair Park Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Jill Biden urged Texas voters Tuesday to flood the polls, elect her husband, Joe Biden, president, and in the process turn Texas blue, according to the Dallas Morning News.Tuesday marked the first day of a three-week early voting period. Jill Biden made stops in Dallas and El Paso to rally Democrats, but the turnout in the Dallas area and throughout the state was exceptionally brisk, observers said.Jill Biden’s trip to Texas is mild evidence that the former vice president’s campaign is making a move to win what once was a reliably red state. Biden currently has a larger staff in Texas than any Democratic presidential candidate in recent history.Although Joe Biden has yet to visit Texas since his primary campaign, there’s still time. In some instances, visits from the potential first lady are followed by an appearance by the presidential and vice-presidential candidate.Supreme Court rules census count can be cut shortThis Sunday, April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)After extending the deadline to count every person in America, a process that was complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration reversed course, according to the New York Times.On Tuesday, the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to halt the 2020 census count ahead of schedule, effectively shutting down what has been the most contentious and litigated census in memory. The order formally pauses the population count while the administration and a host of groups advocating for a more accurate census battle in a federal appeals court over whether the count could be stopped early.This order suggests there will be an early end because the census — one of the largest government activities, involving hundreds of thousands of workers — cannot be easily restarted and little time remains before its current deadline at the end of this month. Some census workers say the bureau had already begun shutting down parts of its count despite a court order to continue it.Its early end could mean that White House officials, rather than Census Bureau experts, may use the population numbers to determine representation in the House of Representatives and in state and local governments.Terri Ann Lowenthal, a longtime census expert and consultant to several groups pressing for an accurate tally, charged that the disarray caused by the administration’s handling of the count “inevitably will undermine whatever public confidence remains in the census results.” ReddIt FILE – This September 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the company. A late-stage study of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been paused while the company investigates whether a study participant’s “unexplained illness” is related to the shot, the company announced Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Cheryl Gerber/Courtesy of Johnson & Johnson via AP, File) Facebook Hailey Lyon ReddIt Facebook + posts Students encourage others to vote in this year’s presidential electioncenter_img Twitter Previous article‘TCU Votes Early’ to help students and faculty get to the pollsNext articleNational Pan-Hellenic Council uses social media to engage members, the community Hailey Lyon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Demand for mental health services increases amid COVID-19 Hailey Lyonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hailey-lyon/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Super King Markets and Union Station Homeless Services Team Up to Feed People in Need this Holiday Season

first_img Community News Giving Back Super King Markets and Union Station Homeless Services Team Up to Feed People in Need this Holiday Season From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 5:56 pm Subscribe Business News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment 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. More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Dana Bean and Dan BarthSuper King Markets are hungry to help this holiday season. The Southern California grocery store chain has teamed up with pasadena-based Union Station Homeless Services to collect food for those in need. The market will be hosting food drives in all six of its stores from November 18 until the end of the year.“I am excited about this opportunity to help our communities,” said Daniel Barth, General Manager of Super King Markets. “Super King is in the food business. The opportunity to support a great organization like Union Station Homeless Services that focuses on feeding people is a natural partnership for us.”“On the very first day of the food drive,” continued Barth, “one of our customers donated $80 worth of food! I feel proud that we are engaging our shoppers to help others in such an impactful and intentional way.”The food collected will be used to prepare holiday meals at Union Station’s “Dinners-in-the-Park,” a holiday feast which feeds more than 7,000 people on Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition to donating food, Super King is also a sponsor of the annual event, which will be held in Pasadena’s Central Park on November 27th and December 25th.“This amazing community event would not be possible without the support of sponsors like Super King, as well hundreds of volunteers who help us serve food on Thanksgiving and Christmas”.For Super King shoppers and other friends of the community that want to support Union Station Homeless Services and the Dinners-in-the-Park holiday food drive, here is a list of the most needed food drive items:Item NeededItems can be dropped of Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 412 S. Raymond Ave. The community is also invited to make a donation at www.unionstationhs.org.About Union Station Homeless ServicesUnion Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. We are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With 41 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of eight programs in seven locations; services include street outreach, intake/assessment, care coordination and navigation, meals, shelter, housing, employment development, benefits enrollment, and referrals to medical and mental health services. 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 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Derry’s Peace Bridge collects top planning award

first_img Derry’s Peace Bridge has won a top planning award, from the Irish Planning Institute.The Bridge, designed to link both banks of the River Foyle, took the Overall Award along with the former British Army Ebrington Barracks in a project submitted by the Ilex Regeneration Company.The biennial Awards were presented at a ceremony in the Custom House by the Minister for Planning, Jan O Sullivan today.Head of Communications with Ilex, Mo Durkan, says they will now go forward and to represent Ireland at the European Awards:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/mo830bridge.mp3[/podcast] Derry’s Peace Bridge collects top planning award Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Newsx Adverts Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – February 17, 2012 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleGovernment says A5 upgrade possible because we don’t have a united IrelandNext articleFailte Ireland: Donegal golf courses could attract thousands of tourists News Highland Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterestlast_img read more