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Toyota profit drives forward again

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first_img Share whatsapp Friday 5 November 2010 5:28 am More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com whatsapp Toyota profit has continued to surge with second quarter earnings nearly doubling to 98.7bn yen.The company raised its profit forecast again, predicting earnings of 380bn yen ($4.7bn, £2.9bn) for the full year.But executive vice president Satoshi Ozawa said the strong yen was threatening production levels.Sales were also boosted by green car subsidies in Japan, but these have now come to an end.Ozawa said there was a “very tough business environment, characterised by the radically and seriously appreciated yen in recent months, the risk of slowdown in demand recovery in the United States and Europe, and falling demand following the end of the eco-car subsidies in Japan.” Show Comments ▼ Toyota profit drives forward again John Dunne Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

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first_imgSecure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSecure Electronic Technology Plc holds the license to operate the national lottery in Nigeria. Formerly known as the National Sports Lottery, the company has an exclusive 30-year license granted by the Federal Government of Nigeria and governed by the National Lotteries Act 2005. Secure Electronic Technology Plc provides the infrastructure and technology to run the lottery and gaming products. Games managed by Secure Electronic Technology Plc includes 60F49, the newest Jackpot game; 2Sure, the game with the highest payout; 50F90, a fixed-odds game with a pre-determined payout; and Betwazobia, a dedicated 24/7 mobile and online game platform. Secure Electronic Technology Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Secure Electronic Technology Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Montpellier score four great tries against Agen at Stade Armandie

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first_imgTuesday Sep 21, 2010 Montpellier score four great tries against Agen at Stade Armandie Montpellier continued their positive start under Fabien Galthi as they scored some fantastic tries on their way to thumping Agen 35-6 in the Top 14 on Friday. They scored four very well taken tries, with the first in particular a classic.They started well with what is probably the try of the match, as Fulgence Ouedraogo got on the end of a wonderful flowing move that had some incredibly neat touches with offloads both in and before contact.The Montpellier captain scored again later as he combined with Francoi Trinh-Duc again, the flyhalf himself having scored too. In the second half wing Tomoci Nagusa also scored a neatly taken try as he stepped his way through the traffic with ease.Ouedraogo has said it was their best game of the season, adding that the atmosphere within the camp is at an all time high, a far cry from the past where he said at times he found it difficult to drag himself to training.“Here we go with a smile, with joy. We train seriously, and apply ourselves. At Montpellier, we’ve known seasons when there were a lot of bad things going on around us. That’s why now you see so much pleasure and joy.“There is a lot of momentum. That’s has been taught and we must continue to live it. It makes for fun off the field, and we then communicate it to the fans,” he said.Montpellier now look like they could well be serious title contenders if they keep this up. They have moved up to second on the table, one point behind Racing Metro, while Agen sit second from the bottom and continue to struggle. 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Ten million people give to charity through Gift Aid, says CAF

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first_img Howard Lake | 31 January 2006 | News A new report from Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) states that Gift Aid has become the UK’s most popular method of giving tax-efficiently to charity, with £2.8 billion given to charities through the scheme in 2004/05.Of this £2.8 billion, £625 million was charitable tax-relief on gifts paid back by Government to charities. CAF has analysed trends in the use of Gift Aid since 2000 when all gifts by UK tax-payers became potentially eligible for tax-reliefs. Its report shows that the Gift Aid scheme has brought “much wider access to tax-breaks on charitable giving”, with more women, younger and less wealthy donors now giving tax-efficiently. Advertisement Tagged with: Research / statistics Ten million people give to charity through Gift Aid, says CAF 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The value of donations via Gift Aid has grown at an average 11% per annum ever since it was set up in 1990. In the five years since the changes of 2000 alone, charities have received £12.2 billion in total through Gift Aid. About one-third of the value of all donations is now made through Gift Aid.Cathy Pharoah, Research Director at CAF and one of the report’s authors commented: “It is very gratifying to see so many more people taking advantage of the Government’s generous tax-breaks on giving. The UK now has one of the most favourable tax regimes for charitable giving in the world. “However, the public could still seriously increase charities’ income through ensuring that much more of their gifts are made tax-efficiently. We estimate that a further one third of existing giving could be converted to Gift Aid. To make all giving tax-efficient is a major challenge for the sector because much fundraising is still done in ways which do not easily lend themselves to conversion.”The report, “Analysis of giving through Gift Aid” can be downloaded free of charge from CAF’s website.last_img read more

Clothes Aid comes to the rescue of London Fire Brigade

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first_img With not all of the clothing donated to charity fit for re-use, Clothes Aid has come up with an unusual way of using the donated items it can’t export as normal.It has contributed more than ten tonnes of used clothing to London Fire Brigade’s ‘Exercise Unified Response’ exercise, which takes place between Monday 29 February and Thursday 3 March.The emergency scenario is the largest of its kind to take place in London, and over 2,000 volunteers will wear the clothing donated by Clothes Aid. The charity has been stockpiling ripped or damaged clothing since last summer for this purpose.London Fire Brigade’s ‘Exercise Unified Response’ has been a year in the planning and takes place across several locations including Littlebrook Power Station, near Dartford tunnel. All of London’s emergency response organisations including local and national authorities will be involved in the exercise, along with specialised teams from across the UK and from Hungary, Italy and Cyprus.London Fire Brigade’s Assistant Commissioner, Peter Cowup, said:“The clothes provided will play a key part in ensuring this exercise delivers high levels of realism for participants and this, in turn, will assist them to practice the skills, procedures and strategies that are necessary to ensure an effective response to a major emergency.“  100 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 26 February 2016 | News 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. Tagged with: Clothes Aid Donated goods AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Clothes Aid comes to the rescue of London Fire Brigade  101 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

‘Bolshevik Revolution was Marxism in practice’

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first_imgMond JonesFollowing is the talk given by Mond Jones, a youth leader of the Detroit branch of Workers World Party, to a meeting commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, held in London, Ontario, Canada, on Nov. 4. The meeting was organized by the London chapter of the Young Communist League.As Marxists, as Communists, we learn from history. We study the successes and the shortcomings of past revolutions, not only in an attempt to understand history and our current conditions, but to guide actions in the present and to guide us on the path to building a revolutionary future.In this current time, we are seeing the failures of this corrupt capitalist system. Capitalism is in decay, and it’s crumbling in on itself. In Detroit we see it every day. We see the results of capitalist exploitation in degradation.We see mass water shutoffs, for delinquencies of less than $150. I have a comrade who had his water shut off for 50 cents. He and his mother were 50 cents short of the full payment, and they had their water shut off. However, big businesses in Detroit rack up delinquencies of hundreds of thousands every year, yet go unpenalized and continue to receive subsidies.Thousands of homes and abandoned buildings lie vacant, while the rates of homelessness rise in the city. Homes are being illegally foreclosed and auctioned off left and right, kicking families to the streets, while the city’s emergency funds are used to help continue the gentrification of Detroit.There was a conference in October where basically mayors came from all over the country to Detroit to see what a haven of “revitalization” it was. Folks are literally using Detroit as a model for how to quickly and successfully gentrify their cities.Our party held a Real Detroiters Speak Out during this conference, where many community organizations joined together to answer this narrative and expose the reality of poverty and destruction of our neighborhoods at the hands of the banks and corporations which we experience every day.And that’s just one city. We are seeing these trends of destruction happening all over the world. The proletariat is growing increasingly into a class of hyperexploited, low-wage workers who can barely afford the bare minimum resources required to even be able to be productive at work.Comrades, we have a problem. But we also have a solution. And here we are, gathered here as revolutionaries, to commemorate 100 years of the Bolshevik Revolution. Now is a time for celebration, for action, but also a time to revisit one of the most important events of the 1900s for the global working class, and how we can use the lessons learned there, to build revolution here.The Bolshevik Revolution was quite a few things. Many people view it in a very static and simplified way. See, the Bolshevik Revolution was not only the first successful socialist revolution, it was also the first revolution to successfully put the ideas of Marx and Engels into practice. That’s huge.Leninism is not only “Marxism in the age of imperialism” but quite literally “Marxism applied successfully,” Marxism IN PRACTICE, and it was the Leninist model that was adopted by revolutionaries throughout the global south. Still to this day, the Leninist model is used across the globe to wage People’s War against capitalism and imperialism. In short: Leninism works.But let’s talk about some facts. People love to hear the facts, the numbers behind successes and shortcomings of historical events. So right now, I want to give a little bit of insight into the gains of socialist revolution in the Soviet Union.First, I will talk a little about the emancipation of women during the revolution. Communists understand, or should understand, the role in which special oppressions uphold capitalism.Just six weeks after the revolution, the church’s patriarchal control over marriage was dismantled, and after within a year of revolution, a code was released that ensured complete equality of rights between both spouses.In 1920, the Soviet Union was the first country in the world to legalize abortion. Prior to legalization, abortions were conducted in secret, for large sums of money, under unsanitary and dangerous conditions. To protect the women, the state provided abortions free of charge in any Soviet hospital capable of performing them.In 1927 women formed 12.8 percent of the Communist Party. One-third of students in institutions for higher education were women. In the same year, women formed over 25 percent of the membership of trade unions.During the revolution, there was a drastic shift in the way women were treated in society, compared to [their treatment in] the institutions of prerevolution tsarist Russia, where women had no rights and were relegated to the property of their husbands.Lenin and the national questionThere’s a trend popularized by anarchists and radlibs alike to try and paint communist leaders as racists. We know that is not the case, and has never been the case, because the Bolshevik Revolution set a template for anti-racism and internationalism, through Lenin’s “Theses on the National Question.”The Bolsheviks understood that capitalism and imperialism created the conditions for national oppression, and capitalism and imperialism are also upheld by national oppression. Lenin favored self-determination for oppressed people, because there can be no socialism, no road to communism, without dismantling the oppressive hierarchies capitalism promotes.As well as abolishing the anti-gay legislation left over from the czarist era, the USSR actively supported the struggle for Black liberation in the U.S. and abroad. Black workers from the U.S. were invited by the state to immigrate to the Soviet Union, where they observed a much better life, free of the racism they would have experienced in the United States.Paul Robeson a Black activist, communist and singer/actor from the U.S., stated that the social climate for Black folks in Russia was like something unheard of in the States. He said, “In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.”The Black American poet Langston Hughes also shared similar sentiments and wrote many poems dedicated to the work of Lenin and the USSR’s dedication to racial equality.Racial equality and the abolition of national oppression were not just an idea or a series of empty statements in the USSR, but an active state project.USSR, internationalism and global revolutionThe Soviet Union had become a vanguard for the socialist bloc and inspired socialist revolution and national liberation movements throughout the global south. All over the world, oppressed people were taking up arms, expelling colonizers from their lands and loosening the yoke of capitalist exploitation.The Soviet Union played a huge role in supporting the socialist revolutions in Cuba, the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], Vietnam, China before the Sino-Soviet split, Angola and many other countries fighting for socialism and liberation from colonialism. The October Revolution showed that capitalism and imperialism can be defeated and provided a framework for how to go about organizing the revolution and the structuring of a society where capitalism had been crushed.There is a reason why Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, Thomas Sankara, etc., all identified as Marxist-Leninists. Leninism again provided a workable framework that put the works of Marx and Engels into practice for the first time on such a large scale.The 1900s were a time of global revolution for the global south, and Russia’s material and military aid to the other countries in the socialist bloc showed the nature of their internationalism.Fall of USSR, counterrevolution and what we learnedBut we also realize that no country is perfect, and although the USSR had many social and economic gains, it still had to make many concessions to bourgeois elements of society, which inevitably led to its demise. This was a product of the difficulties of trying to build socialism in a relatively backward country, magnified by the fact that the socialist revolution did not spread to other more developed capitalist countries as anticipated by Lenin and the other Bolshevik leaders.It’s common sense that it takes people to build a society. There is a need for industrial workers, but also skilled tradespersons, as well as intellectuals and many other classes of people who would have aligned themselves closer with the capitalist bourgeoisie in opposition to the workers and peasants.Many of the most advanced workers in the society died fighting in the revolution, which meant that there was a vacuum for skilled workers needed to help rebuild society.It was necessary for the Bolsheviks to build alliances with the peasantry, but the peasantry had a different set of values at the time than the industrial proletariat. The proletariat was focused on the socialization of society, whereas the peasants valued private property and the private ownership of their land. This alliance would obviously come with contradictions.One of the biggest contradictions was how to keep the loyalty of the peasants who valued privatization over socialization in the process of socializing society.The Bolsheviks issued the New Economic Plan in 1921, which opened up the markets again to stimulate food production which had dropped to a low after the attempted counterrevolution. Although there was more food produced, it created a subclass of rich peasants, kulaks as they were called, while the majority of the peasantry remained poor.After Lenin’s death, the difficulties of how to move forward with collectivization of agriculture created problems and even pushback from many peasants. There was also the issue of having to rely on the old czarist administrative apparatus for organizing society, because they were skilled and able to play administrative roles. Using the old apparatus caused problems, because the old czarist officials used their positions in government as an opportunity to build privileges and hierarchies within the Communist Party.Also, as a result of making arguably necessary concessions to officials from the old society, they also brought with them the oppressive ideas from that society. After Lenin’s death, women’s rights and LGBTQ rights were set back as well.We know that social systems don’t change overnight, and we understand that, like a revolution, a counterrevolution is protracted and strategic. The material conditions of the Soviet Union, the reopening of markets and bureaucratization over the course of decades were a factor in the counterrevolution. Of course, what was fundamental to the difficulties of building socialism was the unrelenting opposition and attack from the imperialist powers, from the 14 countries that invaded the USSR after the revolution, the loss of 20 million lives in repelling the Nazi invasion, to the Cold War and massive military build-up during the Reagan years.However, with all the difficulties, we hail the gains of the Soviet Union. It provided for its people’s basic needs, housing, jobs, education and a rich culture, like no capitalist country has ever been able to do. It built a backward capitalist country into a great socialist federation that stood as a counterweight to imperialist domination. And it provided a model for recognizing the right of oppressed nations, even creating a special Soviet of Nationalities, which stands in stark opposition to the white supremacy and national chauvinism of every capitalist country and which is manifesting itself to an unprecedented degree today in the era of Trump and capitalism at a dead end.Lessons and going forwardAn important lesson to be learned from the Bolshevik Revolution is that the revolution does not end after the initial fighting; the revolution is not over during socialism or while a country is building socialism. On the contrary, the revolution and the antagonisms between the ruling class and the oppressed are amplified as long as world imperialism still exists.One of the factors that led to the counterrevolution was the Soviet Union having to maintain a military counterweight to U.S. imperialism in an economy one-third its size.Because the class struggle is heightened, the communist party must be extra vigilant and strategic in consolidating the wins of the revolution. When certain concessions are necessary, there must be an active program to prevent the formation of a bureaucracy and to prevent revisionism in the revolutionary movement. We appreciate the revolutionary character of the Cuban Communist Party today in being open and forthright with the masses and urging them to defend the revolution even as some capitalist measures are introduced to facilitate the growth of the economy in the face of the continuing blockade. We believe Mao’s cultural revolution, with its successes and shortcomings, was an attempt to purge revisionism and reaction from the party, though we firmly rejected its ultimate characterizations of the Soviet Union as social-imperialist.We are not idealists. We understand that alliances and coalitions have to be made, that concessions sometimes set us back. However, it is important to acknowledge that the fall of the Soviet Union proves the necessity for a continuation of the revolution, even during times of victory.Tasks as revolutionaries in the imperialist centersNow here is the big question: As revolutionaries in the imperialist centers, how do we build for revolution? How do we keep the legacy of the Bolshevik Revolution alive; how do we take it further than commemorations and conferences and celebrations?Today capitalism is at a dead end. Every gain in the productive forces in this era of high technology leads to more poverty, unemployment and low wages, rather than liberating humanity as it should be doing.The very survival of the planet is at stake, as witnessed by the disastrous consequences of climate change as the capitalists destroy the Earth in their drive for profit. The export of capital pits worker against worker on an international scale, driving down wages for the entire working class and destroying the aristocracy of labor that the capitalists relied on for social peace in the imperialist countries while superexploiting developing nations around the globe. The system is overripe for socialist transformation.First and foremost, we have a responsibility to the people. Meeting the people where they are, stepping outside of our circles of activists and academics, integrating with the people and making this revolutionary history accessible. In Detroit, our party has been a leader in the fight against foreclosures, water shutoffs and plant closings and against the Detroit bankruptcy itself. We bring a revolutionary anti-capitalist program to the masses by raising transitional demands like a Moratorium on Foreclosures or canceling the debt to the banks to guarantee pensions for the workers — demands that attempt to move the workers in the direction of challenging the system.Who’s going to want to fight a seemingly unwinnable battle? It’s important for us to understand this revolutionary history, so that we can share it with others. We have to share the history and successes against capitalism and imperialism to show that although it’s a big fight, it’s been won before. If it’s been done before, it can be done again. And historically, across the world, it has been done.We have to build solidarity among the working class! We must build solidarity between white workers and workers of oppressed nationalities! There is no way for any of us to be free if we all ain’t free. Lenin understood this concept, which is why we have the concept of “oppressed nations’ right to self-determination.” Unity can only be achieved based on the workers recognizing and fighting for this principle.Solidarity is built through the struggle, and solidarity between white and colonized workers will only be built through the fight against colonialism, racism and imperialism. And this also means uplifting the Indigenous struggle for decolonization of this continent. How do you build socialism on stolen land?We must oppose imperialist war and intervention all over the globe. Our party proudly defends the DPRK against the Trump war threats and defends their right to develop whatever weapons they deem necessary for their preservation against the Pentagon war machine. It is the U.S. which is the only country to drop a nuclear bomb.We stand with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. We defend Revolutionary Cuba and call for an immediate end to the blockade. We say U.S. hands off Syria and Iran. U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. Remove U.S. forces from Africa and dismantle Africom. Long live the Palestinian struggle against Zionist apartheid Israel and its U.S. imperialist backers.We support the right of the Puerto Rican people to self-determination and for an end to U.S. colonial domination. We demand all aid necessary for the people of Puerto Rico to rebuild their island and the cancellation of the massive illegal debt to the banks.We say stop the U.S. war on immigrants, whether they are Muslim, from Latin America, Africa or Asia. There are no borders in the workers’ struggle. And we recognize the so-called war on terrorism as nothing but an excuse for racism and war. The U.S. is the real terrorist and we are for dismantling the Pentagon war machine.How do we plan on keeping the legacy of the Bolshevik Revolution alive if we can’t understand the basic concept of self-determination? What did we learn from Lenin’s teachings if not how to oppose imperialism in all its forms?The Russian Revolution showed us victory and provided a framework for successful revolutions across the globe. If we understand this, and we study the science of Marxism-Leninism, and we put theory into practice, we will defeat this capitalist beast and see a new, and free, socialist world.The time is ripe for all communist parties to put their differences aside and fight for a new unity in the Communist movement, based on adherence to Marxism-Leninism.Proletarii vsekh stran, soyedinyaytes! Workers of all countries unite! FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalist slain near Rio, others mistreated by police in São Paulo

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first_img News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more June 13, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist slain near Rio, others mistreated by police in São Paulo May 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is appalled by journalist José Roberto Ornelas de Lemos’ murder in Rio de Janeiro state on 11 June (picture). The editor of the Hora H newspaper, he was shot 44 times from a car while visiting a bakery.The media freedom organization also condemns the way military police treated journalists covering a street protest against bus fare hikes the same day in the city of São Paulo.Three journalists were arrested during clashes between police and demonstrators on São Paulo’s Paulista Avenue. Two of them – Leandro Machado of the Folha de S. Paulo daily and photographer Leandro Morais of the Universo Online news portal – were charged with obstructing the police and were released after one hour.But the third, Pedro Ribeiro Nogueira of Portal Aprendiz, was absurdly charged with “forming a criminal gang” and “property damage,” and is still being held.And a fourth journalist, Fernando Mellis of the R7 news portal, was attacked by members of the military police after watching them hit a demonstrator. One of them used his baton to hit Mellis in the ribs although the reporter had shown them his press badge.“We call for Ribeiro Nogueira’s immediate release as he is being held for ridiculous reasons,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These police abuses constitute serious violations of freedom of information. The media play a key role during demonstrations, by reporting demonstrators’ demands, covering the authorities’ response and allowing a debate about the demands to emerge.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Journalists must not be treated as if they were demonstrators. The police must undertake to respect their neutrality and their physical integrity.”Hail of bulletsOrnelas de Lemos, 45, was murdered in a bakery in Nova Iguaçu, a municipality that is part of the Baixada Fluminense region just to the north of Rio de Janeiro city. He was killed in a hail of bullets fired by four men aboard a car.His brother, Luciano, said Ornelas de Lemos had received phone threats and had seen suspicious-looking cars loitering in his neighbourhood. The brother thought his death was linked to the newspaper’s frequent outspoken criticism of the police and local politicians.“We urge the police, who are already investigating the murder, to do everything possible to establish the motive,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They must not rule out the possibility that it was linked to his work as a journalist.”Since the start of 2013, Ornelas de Lemos is the fourth Brazilian journalist to be the victim of a murder that is probably or definitely connected with their work. Brazil continues to be the western hemisphere’s deadliest country for journalists in 2013. BrazilAmericas News RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reportscenter_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Follow the news on Brazil News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America BrazilAmericas to go further Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

REE Automotive to List on NASDAQ Through Merger with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp

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first_img WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Twitter Twitter Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 REE Automotive to List on NASDAQ Through Merger with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder & CEO and Ahishay Sardes, REE Co-Founder & CTO WhatsApp Previous articleVeracyte Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial ResultsNext articlePerformance Food Group Company Reports Second-Quarter and First-Half Fiscal 2021 Results Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

City Council Buys Time on Irrigation Requirement

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first_imgCurbside strips of grass in front of new or rebuilt homes would require irrigation systems under an ordinance proposed by City Council in Ocean City, NJ.City Council voted unanimously Thursday to table an ordinance that requires property owners to provide a grass or sod strip between curbs and sidewalks and to have an irrigation system to maintain it.Councilman Antwan McClellan said he had spoken with several members of the community who had expressed concerns about the measure, and he asked for more time to investigate.The ordinance would apply only to newly constructed and substantially rebuilt (construction costs more than 50 percent of assessed value) homes. The ordinance allows exceptions for places where the city determines that concrete would be safer for pedestrians.The city already has an ordinance that requires irrigation systems on the other side of the sidewalk for new and substantially rebuilt homes.Several members of the public opposed the ordinance in public comment, citing the cost, waste of water and lack of necessity for the proposed ordinance.Bill Stuempfig, a resident of the 300 block of Simpson Avenue and former Environmental Commission member, said the “S & I” (sod and irrigation) requirement is not suitable for his flood-prone location.He said native plants are more capable of surviving saltwater floods, require no watering or fertilizer, and attract birds and butterflies. He offered to help the city learn more about a successful ocean-friendly gardens program.More from Thursday’s City Council meeting:Ocean City Gives Final OK to Bamboo BanOcean City Puts $1.75 Million in Place for Artificial Turf and TrackMore coverage to be posted on Friday__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Auditions open for Shakespeare play

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first_imgStudents have the chance to find their own midsummer night’s dreams again this year with the Young Company, a group that allows talented undergraduate and graduate students to perform as a part of the 15th annual Shakespeare Festival at Notre Dame.Grant Mudge, Ryan producing artistic director of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, said the Festival organizers and the two main directors are currently gearing up for the Young Company auditions. Students accepted to the group will perform as part of the Festival in both their designated production and alongside professionals in the Professional Company production. He said Notre Dame students will be joined by students from other universities, primarily in the Midwest, who will come to campus for the opportunity to audition.The students selected will take part in three weeks of training in the summer and then will begin touring the Michiana area, within a 1.5-hour travel time radius of Notre Dame, between July 20 and August 25, Mudge said. They will also work with professional actors to stage “Henry IV,” which will run from Aug.19 to Aug. 31.Auditions for the Young Company will take place on campus this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Regis Philbin Studio Theatre of the Debartolo Performing Arts Center, and the necessary application forms can be found at shakespeare.nd.edu, Mudge said. Students currently studying abroad will have the opportunity to submit video auditions, he said.Mudge, who is running the Festival for the second time, said the Festival will offer four different elements: ShakeScenes, the Young Company production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” the Professional Company production of “Henry IV” and the Actors From the London Stage production of “Much Ado About Nothing.”“The anniversary reveals how much of a tradition of Shakespeare we have here,” Mudge said. “It’s really within the fabric of our history as a university.“The history of Shakespeare on campus is astonishing to me and most folks don’t realize how extensive it is.”Mudge said the Young Company will be directed by West Hyler. Hyler has worked on Broadway as an assistant director of “Jersey Boys” and directed productions of the same show internationally. He has also been a director with the Big Apple Circus on “Legendarium,” with several large Las Vegas Casinos on “Panda” and with various regional theatres nationwide.“He’s got this very wide range of experience,” Mudge said.The other director, Michael Goldberg, has a background in Chicago theatre and will be directing the Professional Company production of “Henry IV,” in which Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1” and “Henry IV, Part 2” are “conflated” into one play.Mudge said “Henry IV” was chosen because it was the first full Shakespeare play performed on campus 150 years ago.“I think it’s a great lens, doing ‘Henry IV’ on the 150th anniversary of its first performance at Notre Dame, through which we can view not only our history on campus but also our national experience,” he said. “It was 1864, at the height of the Civil War, and they chose to stage a play that says: ‘Those opposed eyes,/ Which, like the meteors of a troubled heaven,/ All of one nature, of one substance bred,/ Did lately meet in the intestine shock/ And furious close of civil butchery/ Shall now, in mutual well-beseeming ranks,/ March all one way and be no more opposed/ Against acquaintance, kindred and allies.’”The crux of the play is the dilemma of young Henry IV over whether to follow the model of Sir John Falstaff and descend into debauchery or that of his father and become a serious monarch, Mudge said.“Come see Henry IV because it has everything. It is both hilarious and very moving, which I think is at the heart of what Shakespeare likes to do,” he said.Mudge said the famous literary critic Harold Bloom deemed Falstaff to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters, on par with Hamlet. Falstaff also appears in a different context in “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” which was chosen for the Young Company for this reason.“It’s not often you get to see the wife-chasing Falstaff and the “Henry IV” Falstaff in the same season,” Mudge said. “I’m pleased we’re going to have that.”Tags: Shakespearelast_img read more