Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgMechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMechanical Lloyd Company Limited markets and distributes motor vehicles and farm machinery in Ghana. The company has the exclusive agency for BMW (cars and motorbikes), Ford and Land Rover as well as Massey Ferguson agricultural machinery and Lucas products. Mechanical Lloyd company also sells motor spares and parts and has a services department for repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and farm machinery. The company was formerly known as Technical Lloyd and changed its name to Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited in 1970. The company’s head office is in Accra, Ghana. Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) Q32018 Presentation

first_imgDangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng)  2018 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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This FTSE 100 stock faces a tough time ahead. Would I invest in Compass shares?

first_img Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Compass Group. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. FTSE 100 foodservice company Compass Group (LSE:CPG) has had a tough quarter. Its most recent trading update covered the period to 31 December 2020 (Q1) and was subdued.The company provide school meals, as well as canteen meals to prisons, hospitals, offices and stadiums. It’s a major UK company with strong government ties, but Covid-19 has decimated much of its business and it cut 7,000 jobs. The vaccine rollout is keeping hopes for a brighter future in sight. But with home working set to continue to some degree, the road to recovery is likely to be slow. In the past five years, Compass shares have risen 15%. But its share price is down 25% in the last year, and fluctuations have been par for the course.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… 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. 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Enter Your Email Address Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge A defensive FTSE 100 stockFor Q1, it achieved an underlying operating margin of 2.7%, which was slightly above the 2.5% projected. This means all its regions are now profitable after serious cost-cutting and contract negotiations. It benefits from repeat custom and some degree of flexibility to adapt. For instance, it can still deliver packaged meals to replace canteen meals to some extent. While the pandemic is hampering growth in many regions, the global nature of the business means opportunities are appearing too. Management believes there’s a strong pipeline of new business in defensive sectors such as Healthcare & Seniors, Education and Defence, and Offshore & Remote.In the decade prior to the pandemic, Compass Group was a relatively stable investment. During this time, its share price was on an upward trajectory. Its margins were good and growth was quite easy to come by. But with the world forever changed, its future isn’t looking so bright. And this hasn’t been helped by the damage to its reputation caused by the recent school meals scandal.Compass Group caught up in scandalFootballer Marcus Rashford brought to light the shocking inequality present in the country when he pointed out the meagre contents of some government-funded food parcels. Children entitled to free school meals were receiving a food parcel, supposedly worth £30, but the contents told a wildly different tale with a handful of items that would barely amount to £5. The packed lunches were being delivered by Compass Group’s Chartwells division. In its recent trading statement, Compass actually apologised.Whether this will damage its reputation long term is debatable, but it could certainly hurt its chances of meeting Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) requirements to feature in many of the ESG-friendly investment funds present today.But it seems to have been more on top of other issues. As far as Brexit goes, the company appeared to have been well prepared. In preparation, the company shifted its supply chains and now over 80% of its food comes from the UK.In November I thought this looked like it could be a good recovery play for the long term. But I’m no longer watching this stock. The school meals scandal was a big no for me. And aside from that, with Covid-19 running rampant, the group’s growth prospects still hampered, I’ve crossed it off my list. It’s also unlikely to reinstate a dividend until things get back on track. I think there are better UK shares to buy.last_img read more

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Slowly and cautiously, some Episcopal churches in Europe start to…

first_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 By Egan MillardPosted May 8, 2020 Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Parishioners of the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Wiesbaden, Germany, disinfect the pews on May 8. Photo: Christopher Easthill[Episcopal News Service] As the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged Europe in early March, the Episcopal parishes there were some of the first in The Episcopal Church to close. Now, some congregations of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe are resuming in-person worship.Of the seven countries in which the convocation has a presence, Germany is the furthest along in the process of reopening churches – apart from the Republic of Georgia, which did not order churches to close, though many have done so anyway. In Italy, which suffered some of the worst (and earliest) devastation from the pandemic, churches will be allowed to hold worship services again starting May 18, while other countries like France and Switzerland are expected to keep them closed into June.Germany has begun allowing churches to reopen over the past week with various restrictions by region, including limits on the number of people who can be in the building at once and the kinds of worship activities that can happen. The convocation has more churches in Germany than any other country: three of its nine parishes and four of its 12 missions are there. At least one of the German churches will resume in-person worship on May 10: the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Wiesbaden, according to the Rt. Rev. Mark Edington, bishop of the convocation.Edington has been stuck in Massachusetts since March, unable to return to Europe because of travel restrictions, but he told Episcopal News Service that the clarity of stringent government orders in Europe has prevented the confusion and mixed messaging many American bishops are dealing with.“My role has, in many ways, been a much easier one than bishops in the United States because, in our context, the choice is not left to me or to leaders of churches as to whether or not a house of worship may remain open or must remain closed. We [were] simply closed by state order,” Edington said.“So I’m very aware that my colleagues in the House of Bishops who are responsible for making the decisions in places where governors and mayors have been kind of all over the map – they have a really tough decision to make and they often have to just make [it] on their own, and I am not in that position.”Edington’s office developed a set of guidelines and a questionnaire that churches in countries that are relaxing restrictions must complete before he allows them to reopen. In addition to observing all local requirements, Edington has issued church-specific directions, for example, the passing of the peace is to be done without physical contact, and all coffee hours and other fellowship events must remain virtual. The Eucharist may be celebrated, but only the bread may be shared, and those distributing it must sanitize their hands immediately before doing so.The convocation has shared its guidelines with the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe, which operates Anglican churches in some of the same cities and has adapted the guidelines for its own churches. Some of its German churches are also reopening on May 10, while its churches in England are still weeks away from doing so. The United Kingdom now leads Europe in recorded COVID-19 deaths, surpassing Italy.Edington is leaving other issues – like the practicality of using masks during services and questions about singing, which has been restricted in some cases because of concerns over increased transmission of the virus – to church leaders to decide in accordance with their local laws.The Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Wiesbaden, Germany, plans to open its doors again on May 10. Photo courtesy of the churchSt. Augustine’s in Wiesbaden, a city just west of Frankfurt, hasn’t held in-person services since March 8. When it reopens on May 10, ushers will seat parishioners at least 5 feet apart, in keeping with local rules. Normally, about 110 people come to a Sunday service at St. Augustine’s, but with the distancing requirements, only about 50 will be able to fit in the church. The Rev. Christopher Easthill, the rector, initially considered adding a Saturday evening service to accommodate everyone, but after surveying his parishioners, he found that only about 50 plan to attend in person on May 10. Many are staying home for now, including those at high risk. Easthill knows of two congregants who have had COVID-19; both have recovered. Members of the U.S. military stationed nearby, whose activities are still strictly regulated, may not return for a while either.Anyone who wants to attend in person will be asked to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entering the building. There will be no handshakes and no passing of the collection plate, and single-use service programs will be used instead of prayer books. The Eucharist will be celebrated with ushers directing people to come up and receive the bread one by one. There will be singing, but not by the congregation or a full choir; a few singers in the choir loft will accompany the organist.The Rev. Christopher Easthill (right) and parishioners of the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury clean the church in preparation for in-person worship. Photo: Christopher Easthill“I’m excited to be back,” Easthill told ENS. “The Zoom services we’ve done have been nice because I have seen the people but, nevertheless, only the little ‘Brady Bunch’ boxes on the screen.”St. Augustine’s virtual gatherings have evolved from a bare-bones recording of Morning Prayer to include weekday services, Bible studies, coffee hours and trivia nights. Those have provided vital social connections for parishioners, and Easthill stressed that virtual programming will continue so that those who can’t come back yet – and those who might never come back – don’t feel left out.“What we ought to do is make sure that we include these people – our normal congregation who can’t come. The second group we want to include … is all the other people who’ve popped up and started watching our online services, those ex-members who’ve moved back to the States, back to the U.K., and have enjoyed watching it, and people who haven’t been members before but have found us,” Easthill said. “So we’re going to have a hybrid service. What we do on Sunday will also be broadcast live.”The Church of St. Boniface in Augsburg – near Munich in southern Germany – is tentatively planning to reopen on May 10, although what that might look like remains uncertain. The congregation, which meets in a Lutheran church, is small but dedicated, said the vicar, the Rev. Lutz Ackermann.About 15 people would come on a typical Sunday “during normal times – if you can remember, there once were normal times! It seems so far away,” he told ENS.The Church of St. Boniface meets in a Lutheran church’s building. Photo courtesy of the churchAckermann is “trying to meander through this labyrinth” of regulations, developing a plan that will abide by convocation guidelines, government restrictions and the policies of the host church. The church has been approved by Edington to resume in-person worship, but “we still need to think about it and work through the question [of] what works for us, in practical terms, in liturgical terms, in terms of the community.”“To me, it’s not entirely clear that this will mean that we come back to something that feels very normal very soon. I would doubt it, actually.”For now, Ackermann will not celebrate the Eucharist and there will be no singing. Like Easthill, he is committed to continuing virtual worship regardless of reopening the church – partly because he has so few congregants that he isn’t sure any of them will be willing or able to return to church at the moment. Holding services on Zoom has been “actually quite a nice way [to gather] because it helps to make the service rather interactive with such a small group of people,” Ackermann said. “It feels very intimate.”While Ackermann and Easthill are under no illusions of a return to normalcy anytime soon, they look forward to simply being able to share the same space with their parishioners.“It’s very strange when you’re preaching just into a microphone, into an empty building,” Easthill said. “So I’m excited and looking forward to having some people back there in church with us again.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release COVID-19 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Slowly and cautiously, some Episcopal churches in Europe start to reopen Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

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Malaga House / Prietoschaffer arquitectos

first_imgCopyHouses•Las Condes, Chile Malaga House / Prietoschaffer arquitectos “COPY” Architects: Prietoschaffer arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Malaga House / Prietoschaffer arquitectosSave this projectSaveMalaga House / Prietoschaffer arquitectosSave this picture!© Roland Halbe+ 18Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897281/malaga-house-prietoschaffer-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Manufacturers: Atika, Duomo, Melón Hormigones, Tecma, Xilofor Year:  Photographs Area:  279 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897281/malaga-house-prietoschaffer-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officePrietoschaffer arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLas CondesChilePublished on September 05, 2018Cite: “Malaga House / Prietoschaffer arquitectos” [Casa Málaga / Prietoschaffer arquitectos] 05 Sep 2018. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Roland Halbe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Chile Save this picture!© Roland HalbePROGRAMA one-family house for the parents and 2 children, located in a lot of 17,5 x 27,5 meters and a surface of approximately 484 squared meters in Malaga street, in the suburb El Golf, which is situated in the district of Las Condes (Santiago de Chile).NATURE OF CHARGE•A lively family houseA family group (the parents and two little children) looking to build their lifelong house, where the two little children will live their different ages, and build their memories.•Limits of the lot.The condition of a yard in within the lot, limited by the medians, makes us think into constructing under the premise of “between walls”.   Save this picture!1st floor planRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20•Orientation and light.The predominant Eastern-Western orientation constitutes a conditioning to the program. The relation with the street and the frontal yard as an open space that the house must cover.Save this picture!© Roland Halbe•The contained space.The views and owned space. The house established in its first diagram three spaces determined by the depth of the lot: (1) the frontal yard, (2) the house and its backing and (3) the back yard. The space of proximity and distance to determine these limits. And final bring upon a house flexible in relation to its external space. Save this picture!© Roland HalbeREFERENSESIn Giorgio Morandi’s paintings proximity and intimacy in domestic objects and the light limits and shadow between volumes, give life to the surface and space. As well, the architecture for this family house is guided to provide quality and space simplicity, and natural lightning to outline spaces and volumes in the inner spaces.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeAs in Le Corbusier work, this house is understood “as a machine to inhabit”, in terms of being functional and considering internal space with the disposition of furniture and its objects from the beginning of the design.The house and its interior must act along the measure as a sensor that indicates the relationship between the insides and the outsides. There is no recognizable horizon, just some green that should give the geometry a natural feat, as the enclosed garden in the Petit Maison in Lake Leman.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeSTRATEGYThe house is conceived to be the imaginary of the dreams, of the living experiences, of the memories of the family members. The house proposes its inhabitance based on three main guidelines:Save this picture!© Roland Halbe• Architecture redefines the field:The house constitutes its borders from the pre-existences that are measurements and materials to contain. The project recognizes this condition and configures the uses to each one of these borders.The house establishes its own horizon covering the whole site. In the house, there is no recognizable landscape, just a chunk of open space that the architecture constructs as a micro-garden or enclosed garden.The project establishes as strategy to understand the wholeness of the space, both inner and outer, as active parts of the construction of spaces of the house. The dynamic of daily life and the importance of the garden to it determines multiple circulations in the noble plans, whilst the way to the second floor is guided by a sculptural winding staircase that lead to the private – individual spaces.• Material and light as a matter of architecture:The house is also the construction of opposites, solids and voids open in line. Proportions and measurements of the different spaces try to measure the spaces for the everyday, while the use of concrete as main material mediate with the light, gloom and shadows.Concrete heaviness is enhanced through the integration of dark colors to underscore light and shadows as an intangible material that defines the inhabitance. Thus, the project fixes the limitless of light as matter of architecture, allowing that the solar orientation relate the human level with the divine.Save this picture!© Roland Halbe• Opacity and transparency:The house must speak of densities and matters that are outside it, like when the continent does not transmit an information which is only discover when reaching the insides. The house configures a series of filters that mediate between the insides from the outside. In this way, the house is conceived as a space of intimacy, to that the windows are always mediated by architectural elements that play as a filter and container. Notwithstanding, the inner spaces permit transparency and fluidness the inside and the private outside (the garden).Save this picture!© Roland HalbeProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Letter From the Institute of Brazilian Architects Regarding the Tragic, Irrevoc…Architecture NewsGreek Pavilion Takes Center Stage at the 2018 London Design BiennaleArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

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Seattle’s 60,000-strong march propels anti-racist struggle in Washington state

first_imgSeattleJune 13 —  Some 60,000 people, propelled by the ongoing global struggle against racist police repression, took part in Seattle’s June 12 march and statewide general strike. The march, called and led by Black Lives Matter of Seattle and Martin Luther King County (BLMSKC), followed two weeks of protests and conscious raising. Thousands march in Seattle, June 12.In cities and towns across Washington state, people held 38 marches and protest actions from north to south and east to west, according to BLMSKC.  Labor contingents also marched.The youthful and multinational June 12 mass march began in Seattle at 1 p.m., pushing through steady rain from Judkins Park to Jefferson Park in Seattle’s multinational south end. With uniformed cops absent, solidarity bike brigades controlled traffic.The march helped promote the general strike on June 12. The Boeing Company and Amazon, with tens of thousands of workers, were forced to make accommodations for workers to take the day off.  In one of the city’s sections, West Seattle/White Center, 65 businesses closed down because of the strike. (The West Seattle Blog)One action the march encouraged is the ongoing protest and organizing at Seattle’s boarded-up East Police Precinct, which the cops were forced to evacuate on June 8.Daily antiracist protest at Seattle’s East Police PrecinctAntiracist demonstrations went on daily for 10 days in Seattle’s East Police Precinct in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The police were stuck in their fortress, apparently fearing some attack like the one on May 25 in Minneapolis when the police precinct burned down. Police had to deploy in front of the precinct for most of the day, setting up barricades to block traffic.  Many mass marches originated from or arrived at the barricaded precinct.  Trapped inside the perimeter, the cops were forced to listen to the speeches and chanting of the demonstrators.The police evacuated the precinct the night of June 8 with no place to go. Some public and private schools said that the East Precinct cops couldn’t stay on their property.Area becomes ‘Organizing Project’ center It’s clear that the Seattle city government of Mayor Jenny Durkan took the move to evacuate to moderate the angry struggle of Seattle’s oppressed working class.  When police left, however, they left the barricades, which the activist community has rearranged as the perimeter of a six-block area around the precinct, which is now called the “Capitol Hill Organizing Project.” This blocked-off area is now an organizing center, which has already drawn angry remarks from Trump, who attacked Mayor Durkan as he has done to any politicians who advocate even the mildest concessions to the movement.Although she has drawn this attack from Trump, Durkan is a law-and-order politician who has represented the giant monopoly Amazon and its corporate empire based in Seattle, itself notoriously racist, sexist and antilabor. Seattle police have a monster budget of $350 billion.  The Durkan regime has used police to lead sweeps and evict hundreds of homeless camps.  Durkan claims she marched in the Black Lives Matter march on June 12. Since up to half of the homeless are Black, it means the mayor is running a de facto ethnic cleansing campaign against Black people and others.  Openly pro-socialist City Councilperson Kshama Sawant led a march of thousands last week from the Capitol Hill barricades to occupy City Hall and demand Durkan’s removal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Against Gaza backdrop, government closes newspaper and sends supporters to intimidate Nobel peace laureate

first_imgNews Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further News June 9, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Follow the news on Iran January 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Against Gaza backdrop, government closes newspaper and sends supporters to intimidate Nobel peace laureate IranMiddle East – North Africa center_img March 18, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information June 11, 2021 Find out more The Iranian government has taken advantage of Israel’s offensive against the Gaza Strip to crack down harder on its critics, closing an opposition newspaper and dispatching its supporters to step up a campaign of intimidation against human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi.“Any pretext will do for the Iranian government to silence news media and dissidents,” Reporters Without Borders said. “As usual, it has exploited the international situation to settle scores with what remains of the non-governmental media and with human rights activists. The closure of the daily Kargozaraan and the attack on the office and home of Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi are classic examples.”The Commission for the Authorisation and Surveillance of the Press ordered Kargozaraan’s suspension on 31 December under articles 5 and 6 of the press law for “inciting individuals and groups to act against the security, respect and interest of the Islamic Republic” and for “defending Israel’s actions in Gaza and its crimes against the Muslim population.”The mouthpiece of a political movement of the same name that supports former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsandjani, Kargozaraan published a report on 30 December (the first anniversary of its launch) quoting a press release about Gaza by a student association condemning the violence “on both sides and the use of civilians as hostages.”Thirty newspapers were suspended in Iran in 2008, 22 of them by the Commission for the Authorisation and Surveillance of the Press, an offshoot of the Ministry for Culture and Islamic Guidance that has responsibility for censorship. The ministry is the Ahamadinejad government’s right hand in its campaign against independent media.Militiamen organised by the Revolutionary Guards have been demonstrating for several days against the Israeli offensive. Yesterday, about 100 of them demonstrated outside Ebadi’s home, shouting slogans critical of her and her Human Rights Defenders Centre, which the police closed down on 21 December on the grounds that it did not have interior ministry permission. Yesterday’s demonstration came three days after police raided Ebadi’s law office. The threats to Ebadi’s activities and to her family have been condemned by the European Union, United States, Canada and other leading western governments. Organisation RSF_en last_img read more

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Beware of Olympic Cyber Scams

first_img Make a comment Public Safety Beware of Olympic Cyber Scams Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | 11:15 am As the 2016 Summer Olympic Games quickly approach, athletes across the globe are preparing to compete and hopefully bring a medal back to their home country.However, athletes aren’t the only ones gearing up for the Olympics – cybercriminals are busy looking to exploit excitement around the Olympics to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers and steal their money and personal information.These ‘cyber pickpockets’ will use a variety of tactics to try and trick people into handing their money over online, making it critical to stay extremely vigilant. Hackers and identity thieves have been known to exploit high profile events like the Olympics through use of phishing emails and websites to target people looking to purchase tickets, merchandise, or stream video online. The Better Business Bureau found that during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, a search on eBay for “Sochi 2014” found 5,693 results, some of which were fraudulent even including a fake “Olympic Torch Sochi 2014” for $7,000.The Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign encourages you to be on the lookout for the following common scams during the Olympics season and throughout the year:Phishing EmailsScammers use emails to collect personal and financial information or infect your machine with malware and viruses. Cybercriminals use legitimate-looking emails that encourage people to click on a link or open an attachment. The email they send can look like it is from an authentic, Olympics-related organization or legitimate retailer.How to protect yourself: When in doubt, throw it out. Links in email and online posts are often the way cybercriminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious – even if you know the source – it’s best to delete or, if appropriate, mark it as “junk email.” Contact the company directly (via phone) to check the email’s legitimacy.Counterfeit MerchandiseRegardless of if you are physically at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro or not, scammers will try to take advantage and sell you fake merchandise and tickets online.How to protect yourself: Shop only at reputable online retailers, ideally only the official Olympics website. Look for the padlock symbol or for URLs that start with “https” or “shttp.” For auction websites, be sure to check the sellers’ reviews. Also, be sure to always pay for online purchases with a credit card, which offers greater protection than a debit card.“You’ve Won” ScamsIf you unexpectedly receive an email telling you that you have won a prize, lottery, or sweepstakes (for example, free tickets to the Olympics games), it may be an online scam. Though the person seems excited for you to collect your winnings, if they then tell you there is a fee or tax to claim the prize and request your credit card or bank account information, it’s likely a trick.How to protect yourself: Think before you act. Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true, or ask for personal information.To report suspected phishing attempts, consumers have three resources to use. Consumers can visit the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) at www.apwg.org. In addition, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) also collects phishing email messages and website locations to help people avoid becoming victims of phishing scams. To report suspected phishing attempts to DHS, visit www.us-cert.gov/report-phishing. Finally, consumers can visit the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Spam and Phishing page for more information on how to protect yourself against these attacks.For more information and tips for staying safe year-round, please visit DHS.gov/StopThinkConnect. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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