Learning skills for business in school

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof TO FURTHER its ongoing financial education initiative, the Institute of Chartered Accountants is launching a national business game in schools across the country. Nearly 250 schools have signed up to the Business, Accounting and Skills Education competition, which challenges 16 to18 year olds to play chartered accountant and produce business plans for fictional companies.“Building people’s confidence in dealing with personal finance allows them to budget more effectively,” said Rebecca Hewitt, the organisation’s financial capability manager. “If we can help low-income families become more informed about debt, they can fulfil their potential in society.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads KCS-content Monday 24 January 2011 8:53 pm Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Learning skills for business in school whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgFincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fincorp Investment Ltd (FINC.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileFincorp Investment Limited operates solely as an investment company that is fully owned by the Mauritius Commercial Bank. The company offers services in funds management, property investment, and specialised services in mortgaging, property investment products and property development. Fincorp Investment Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Can you trust the RBS share price’s 6.5% dividend yield?

first_img Profits rose sharply last year at Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LSE: RBS), but the results have sent the share price down today. What’s going on?I’ve been looking at the bank’s 2019 results and its guidance for 2020. Today I’ll explain what I think is happening, and why I remain a buyer of RBS shares.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…RBS becomes NatWest GroupChief executive Alison Rose announced today that she plans to change the name of the group’s parent company from Royal Bank of Scotland Group to NatWest Group.High street customers won’t see any change, but the group’s stock listing will be renamed later this year. I think the idea is to give the bank a new image that’s not so closely associated with its financial crisis bailout and the scandals that followed.I guess there’s no harm in it, but what really matters is financial performance. Let’s take a closer look.Profits doubled in 2019Last year wasn’t all that bad for RBS. The bank’s underlying net profit rose by 93% to £3,133m, beating City forecasts. The underlying return on tangible equity increased from 4.8% to 9.4%, demonstrating improved profitability. Lower costs helped to offset a reduction in profit margins on mortgages and loans.It’s the same kind of story I’m seeing at most of the big UK banks. Top-line growth is minimal, but costs are falling and misconduct charges are lower. This is helping to rebuild profitability and provide sustainable dividends.On the dividend front, RBS shareholders did pretty well in 2019. In total, the firm expects to pay an ordinary dividend of 5p per share for the year, plus special dividends totalling 17p per share. This will give a total payout of 22p for the year, which is equivalent to a 10.3% yield at today’s share price.However, this payout was boosted by the sale of a part-owned Saudi Arabian bank. City analysts are forecasting a lower payout of 13.9p per share next year, giving a forecast yield of 6.5%.A business with purposeRBS used Friday’s results to reveal an updated strategy. CEO Ms Rose says that the company will become a more “purpose-led organisation”. Changes planned include shrinking the group’s investment banking operation and improving support for smaller businesses. RBS also promises to cut the carbon emissions associated with its lending activities.These sound like worthwhile aims to me, but unfortunately they won’t help the ongoing pressure on profit margins. RBS now expects to generate a return on tangible equity of between 9% and 11% each year over the medium term, down from previous guidance of “more than 12%”.Is the dividend safe in 2020?Ms Rose expects 2020 to be another tough year, with pressure on profit margins and some restructuring costs. So is the dividend safe?My sums suggest that the ordinary dividend for 2020 is likely to be around 9p, based on the company’s existing payout policy. That’s some way below the broker forecasts for 13.9p which I mentioned earlier.However, the bank’s latest accounts suggest to me that RBS is still carrying some spare capital. I’d expect some of this to be returned to shareholders in 2020, boosting the dividend payout.On balance, I think shareholders buying at current levels should be able to expect a payout of at least 6% this year. I continue to see RBS as a long-term buy. Can you trust the RBS share price’s 6.5% dividend yield? Image source: Getty Images 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Roland Head owns shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Friday, 14th February, 2020 | More on: NWG Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

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Why the Superdry share price has broken out over 81% in a month! Should I buy?

first_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Kirsteen Mackay | Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 | More on: SDRY Superdry (LSE:SDRY) is a casualwear-focused clothing company that has struggled in recent years from the Brexit fallout, from Covid-19 and from various operating problems of its own making. But the Superdry share price is up nearly 6% today, as an accumulation of reasons brings positive sentiment to the UK stock.Superdry’s share price riseWe’re only mid-way through the week, and already three former high street success stories have had to call in the administrators. Arcadia Group, Debenhams and Bonmarché are all reaching the end of the line, but none are down and out just yet. It’s not the first time any of these British retailers have collapsed into administration, but unless they can each agree on rescue deals for the brands involved, the latest filings could well be their last. Considering the year the sector has endured, it shouldn’t be a surprise to many.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…The failure of so many retailers appears to have boosted others in the sector, perhaps because investors think they can shine in a less crowded market. Superdry is one of them. But the news that the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine will start being administered in the UK next week could also be fuelling today’s positive sentiment. November saw a stock market rally across many unloved British stocks, in response to news of these imminent vaccines. This is another reason for the Superdry share price surging over 81% since November 1.Still, the Superdry share price is 40% lower than it was this time last year. Revenue declined nearly 23% in Q2 and Covid-19 restrictions mean ongoing store closures. It cancelled its dividend earlier this year.Too many discountsWhile shoppers love a bargain, it doesn’t always pay for retailers to put things on markdown. This has been an ongoing issue for Superdry for some time now and discounting stock could wind up being the unravelling of the brand. The clothes are fashionable, comfy, colourful and practical. But consumers these days also like quality and often don’t mind paying for it. To discount too often can cheapen the brand and make it less desirable. So, there’s a fine line between a quality brand holding an occasional sale and heavily discounting stock all year round. Unfortunately, it’s the latter that Superdry’s guilty of.Back in 2017, the company was riding a wave of popularity and profitability. The Superdry share price was heading for £20 and all was good with the brand. Fast forward and it’s been nothing but depressing headlines ever since. Superdry’s share price is now 85% lower than its early 2018 high, with a £237m market cap. With so much negativity stacking up against retailers, I don’t feel too confident about its future.I don’t think Superdry is among the best UK shares to buy now, and as far as retailers go, I think there are stronger alternatives. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares 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.center_img Why the Superdry share price has broken out over 81% in a month! Should I buy? 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Former Chiefs wing Matt Jess embarks on Caribbean adventure with St Lucia women

first_imgWith rugby, life can take unexpected turns. Some of those turns may just drop you in the Caribbean.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest rugby news. Then he was asked out of the blue if he would like to lead the side to the big meet this weekend. He couldn’t say no.Jess, who has recently signed up as an assistant coach with Cornish Pirates and who still turns out occasionally for Taunton Titans in National 2 South, admits that he had very little prior knowledge of Caribbean rugby, but he has been impressed with the desire and willingness to attack and how his job is now to add some finer skills to their play, adding: “If you can bolt on certain skillsets – drawing the defender and putting someone away – automatically you will get a very, very destructive team. If they continue to work on their skillsets, I think they’ll be a hell of a force, not only in the Caribbean but also around the world.”Jess acknowledges that the competition over the weekend should be stiff and he is aware others are rated higher. And yet he is excited about the team’s future.Showing them how it’s done: Jess goes to ground“Our team manager was telling me about the favourites,” he says. “But I’m going to talk to them and say, ‘you don’t lose before a game is finished.’ We’re not just turning up to play.“Favourites can be favourites, underdogs can be underdogs but I want them to go in with the hunger and play with their heart and the results will look after themselves.“It will be tough for the girls over the two days, but they have a good enough squad to set a good precedent. And the thing is, they went to Guadalupe a couple of months back and tore teams to shreds. So hopefully they can really push on from that.” TAGS: Exeter Chiefs The sevens competition in the Cayman Islands offers a chance to step closer to Olympic qualification Former Chiefs wing Matt Jess embarks on Caribbean adventure with St Lucia womenA whirlwind set of events has sent former Exeter Chiefs wing Matt Jess out to the Cayman Islands to help St Lucia women’s sevens push for an Olympic dream this weekend.This side will compete in the 2019 RF Group RAN Sevens in Grand Cayman over Saturday and Sunday, with the top two teams in the competition being sent to compete for a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games at next year’s global repechage.Asked how this all came about, Jess proclaims “Oh mate!” just before boarding a flight to the Caribbean. He goes on to explain his introduction: “I was sat at home in the kitchen, planning a few local projects, and I got a call from (ex-Chiefs lock) Chris Bentley.“He said their was a former sponsor of Exeter– Simon and Mo from BoulterBowen – who had been on holiday in St Lucia and got chatting to this group of girls. They found out they played for St Lucia women.“They looked into getting some help out there (for the team). They have a plan in place there, but they wanted a bit more experience and someone to go in there and show them what to do.“Within three hours of talking to them I got a plane ticket emailed through from Simon and Mo!Talking to the team: Training in the sun“I went over to St Lucia for five days and did three sessions with the girls, which was cracking. They were a really good bunch. It grounded me a bit – what we have over here compared to what they have over there is on a completely different scale – but I had an unbelievable time.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In with the team: Jess and the squad take a snap under the lights last_img read more

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House of Fão / D`AP Arquitetos

first_imgProducts used in this ProjectHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lights – FlamingoProject Team:João FariaEngineering:Pedro LopesCity:EsposendeCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniel SousaText description provided by the architects. Located in the old ‘vila de Fão’s urban core, this house integrates itself in the region’s typical urban mesh, defined by its narrow streets and by the seaside alignment of the buildings – built side by side and already showing signs of aging. In this context the street layout is given special relevance to this project, because it’s the only clear opening to a lot flanked by the existing buildings.Save this picture!© Daniel SousaSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Daniel SousaFrom the necessity to balance the privacy aspect of the interior space with its connection to the exterior resulted a two-plane facade. A receded front that protects and locates the entrance, and the main facade plan – composed by a glass plane at all its length and height, protected by a visual filter of metallic vertical profiles.Save this picture!© Daniel SousaSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© Daniel SousaThe housing plan is split by the three house floors: the technical areas on the lower floor, the social areas on the middle floor, and the private rooms on the top floor.Save this picture!© Daniel SousaThe textures and materials used in the exterior of the building reveal the contrast with the ones applied in the interior spaces. The use of ‘corten steel’ for the covering plates in the entrance area or the use of uncoated concrete in the exterior walls provide a neutral quality that blends well with the multiple complexions of the surrounding buildings.Save this picture!© Daniel SousaSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Daniel SousaConversely, the lighter shades of materials used in the interior, enhance the quality of natural light that is provided by the big windows in the street front or by the balcony in the rear.Save this picture!© Daniel SousaProject gallerySee allShow lessNingbo Urban Construction Archives / DC ALLIANCE · c+d Design Research CenterSelected ProjectsContree Experience Room / Ingeniería y Diseño Digital – IDD ConconcretoSelected Projects Share Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Houses Projects House of Fão / D`AP ArquitetosSave this projectSaveHouse of Fão / D`AP Arquitetos Save this picture!© Daniel Sousa+ 27Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ArchDaily Area:  2540 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 Photographs:  Daniel Sousa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House of Fão / D`AP Arquitetos Portugal Manufacturers: Vibia, ARTEBEL, BRUMA, Blum, CIN, Compac, Cortizo, Efapel, FRANKE, Gyptec, Margres, Weber, Balay, Cata, Dahua, Insuatherm, Ivar, JNF, Leuk, Porcelanosa, +4Riello, Roca, Syskor, ZWCAD-4center_img Emílio Fradique/ Rui Godinho/ Franclim Lima CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•Esposende, Portugal Photographs Architects: D`AP Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951222/house-of-fao-dap-arquitetos Clipboard Year:  Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951222/house-of-fao-dap-arquitetos Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeD`AP ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsEsposendePortugalPublished on November 13, 2020Cite: “House of Fão / D`AP Arquitetos” [Casa de Fão / D`AP Arquitetos] 13 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Directory of Scottish trusts published

first_img Tagged with: Funding Scotland 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.  69 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Directory of Scottish trusts published Howard Lake | 21 June 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Finbar Cullen of prospect research specialists ResearchPlus has published a new directory of 123 Scottish grantmaking trusts.The trusts are all registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Cullen, who blogs about prospect research on UK Fundraising, says that none of the trusts listed appear in the Directory of Social Change’s trustfunding website as of June 2012. A few of them are included in the SCVO Directory of Funding (2012), but he says that his report includes more information on those trusts than SCVO’s publication.Nine of the trusts are newly registered, so there are no accounts available for them yet.The majority are established grant-making trusts. Of these 21 trusts’ details are based on accounts from 2008, 35 on accounts from 2009, 27 on accounts from 2010, and 31 entries are based on accounts from 2011. The full list includes 27 trusts that are also limited companies.Grant opportunitiesThe 120 trusts for which ResearchPlus has acquired accounts have an annual income range to over £5 million.* 10 are between £1,000,000 and just over £5,000,000.* 43 are from £100,000 to just under 1,000,000.* Three of the trusts awarded grants amounting to over £1,000,000.* 35 awarded grants amounting to over £100,000, and below £1,000,000.* Two trusts have total assets of over £10,000,000* 49 have total assets of over £1,000,000, but below 10,000,000.Information on trustsTrusts are listed with, where available, the following information: charity number, charity name, correspondent, address, phone, fax, website, email, accounting period, gross income, objects, geographical spread/main operating location, charitable purposes, grants awarded, grants total, assets, trustees – names and brief biographies, wealth information, application process and timings, and other notes.The Directory is available to nonprofit organisations for £75, and nonprofit organisations with an annual income of less than £5 million are charged only £50. To freelancer researchers it costs £100. There is no VAT charged.www.researchplus.co.uk Advertisementlast_img read more

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Int’l Women’s Day: Unity against racism, sexism, war and poverty

first_imgNew York — The atmosphere was electric and filled with optimism on March 8 as a dynamic march took over the sidewalks of the East Village and then went up Sixth Avenue toward midtown Manhattan. The march commemorated the 104th anniversary of International Working Women’s Day.Carrying banners, placards and flags in several languages, at least 300 protesters, the vast majority young women, chanted slogans calling for a united fightback against racist and sexist attacks on working and poor of all nationalities, especially women of color.Many women bystanders, including those at their workplaces, stopped what they were doing to clap, cheer and even chant as the protesters passed by. After yelling “Shame, shame” in front of Bank of America — which is responsible for millions of foreclosures and evictions — the protesters set their sights for a nearby McDonald’s. There, a flash mob did a five-minute mic check inside, while marchers outside chanted for “$15 an hour” in solidarity with all low-wage workers.Before the march began, a powerful women’s assembly at the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Memorial paid homage to the 146 garment workers, mainly immigrant girls and women, who perished in a fire when bosses locked the exits in 1911. Speakers there stated that the legacy of this heinous crime is to carry forth the struggle for social justice.After the march, the assembly continued at the Solidarity Center. Women spoke about some of the important struggles happening today, either from their own day-to-day experiences or in political solidarity with many struggles.Lynne Stewart, a people’s lawyer who was recently granted a “compassionate release” from prison, thanked the movement for being a catalyst in winning her freedom. Stewart, who is suffering from cancer, just won the right to Medicare since her release Jan. 1 from Carswell Prison in Texas. She encouraged the activists to carry on the fight to free other political prisoners like Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani framed up by the U.S. government.Pam Africa, from International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, denounced the U.S. Senate’s rejection of Debo Adegbile, President Obama’s nominee to the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, because of Adegbile’s legal advocacy work for Abu-Jamal.Latina activists from the Bronx paid tribute to the women who played a role in the Mexican Revolution. Showing the length and breadth of the global movement represented, women also spoke about struggles from Egypt to Honduras, Haiti and the Philippines.Women also raised many pressing issues in the U.S., including education cuts and the war on youth and students; sexual harassment on the job; transgender and lesbian oppression; homelessness; Indigenous and migrants rights; and the need for affordable, quality health care, reproductive justice, workers’ rights and more.The assembly was chaired by Irma Bajar, Brenda Stokely and Monica Moorehead, co-chairs of the International Working Women’s Day Coalition, which sponsored the event.WW photos: Brenda RyanFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Lynne Stewartlast_img read more

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Pakistan: Hazara people resist ongoing genocide

first_imgJan. 10 — On Jan. 3, gunmen abducted and executed 11 coal miners, all of whom belonged to Pakistan’s Hazara community. Hazara women protest ongoing genocide against their community and the murders of Hazara workers in Pakistan. Credit: Tooba Syed via TwitterResponding to yet another targeted attack, the Hazara people in Balochistan arranged the martyrs’ coffins in the middle of a highway in Quetta. They created a list of demands, one being that Prime Minister Imran Khan visit them and witness the effects that repeated intentional killings has on a community. Moreover, the Hazara people stated that if their demands were not met, then they would not bury the dead. In response to the Hazara community’s actions, Prime Minister Khan rejected their demand that he visit them, saying, “No country’s prime minister can be blackmailed like this . . . [b]ecause then everyone will blackmail the prime minister of the country.”(Al Jazeera, Jan. 8)The Hazara people refused to compromise, and hundreds remained on the highway for six days — sleeping in freezing temperatures and mourning their unburied loved ones. A group of Hazara people engaged in a hunger strike and explained that they were willing to continue until death if Khan did not apologize for insulting their grieving community. Ultimately, Khan conceded to their demands.Ongoing persecution of the Hazara peopleTo understand the significance of the events taking place over the past few days, it is important to contextualize the ongoing persecution of the Hazara people and critically assess the Hazara community’s crucial movement work.The Hazara people’s place of origin is Hazarajat, a region in Afghanistan. In the late 19th century, the Hazara people launched a series of uprisings against Amir Abdur Rahman Khan, one of the British empire’s pawns, who attempted to bring Hazarajat under his control. Reports indicate that to crush the uprisings, Amir Khan engaged in genocide against the Hazara community, eliminating 60% of their population and enslaving thousands. (tinyurl.com/y3mhzd4n)In recent years, growing sectarian violence has brought a resurgence in systematic violence and genocide against the Hazara people. Pakistan’s National Commission for Human Rights states that “the greatest burden of sectarianism is borne by the Shia Hazara community of Balochistan” and reports that since 2004, over 2,000 Hazara people have been targeted and murdered. (NCHR, Feb. 2018)While the Hazara people are exposed to severe physical violence, they are subjected to incredible structural violence. Balochistan has the highest poverty rate in Pakistan, but is rich in mineral deposits. Moreover, the state’s depletion of Balochistan’s natural resources is extensive. In 1952, natural gas was discovered in Balochistan. Of the 33 districts in the province, however, 23 do not have access to natural gas. (Eurasia Review Oct. 20, 2020) Balochistan produces 23% of Pakistan’s entire gas production, but only 6% of the gas produced is used in the province. (Business Standard, Sept. 18, 2017) Along with mineral exploitation, people are exploited. According to Pakistan Central Mines Labor Federation, coal miners typically “begin work at the age of 13. By the age of 30, they are forced into unemployment due to chronic respiratory illnesses, tuberculosis, loss of eyesight, injuries, etc.” (Peoples Dispatch, Feb. 3, 2020)Like all workers belonging to oppressed communities, the Hazara people who were mercilessly murdered were largely ignored by the state. Under capitalism, it is easy to disappear those whose labor is deemed inconsequential and unimportant. The state’s motive is maintaining economic control over Balochistan’s natural resources. The Hazara people are merely a vessel used to serve the state’s interests.Examining Prime Minister Khan’s statements, it’s apparent his remarks were rather unremarkable. His apathetic attitude and callous comments, directed at a community that is both grieving and bleeding, reflect the ruling class’ notion that workers are replaceable and disposable. However, his response to the Hazara people’s demands is significant, because it exposes ruling class fear and the pervasive truth that liberation and self-determination belong to the people. The Hazara community’s commitment to their struggle and their uncompromising principles sparked actions throughout Pakistan. People collectively mobilized in solidarity with the Hazara community, demanding an end to the persecution of the Hazara people. The All Pakistan Pensioners and Labour Tehreek–an alliance of more than 80 trade unions in Pakistan–put out a powerful statement condemning the government’s actions against the Hazara people. (tinyurl.com/yxshlh7a)The struggle for liberation continues, and there are incredible lessons to learn from the movement building happening in Pakistan. We are in deep solidarity with the Hazara people and with all who are fighting the oppressor’s power and building the people’s power. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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What we’re reading: Spa shooting victims identified, CDC changes distance requirements in schools

first_imgLinkedin Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Twitter Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Ariel Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ariel-wallace/ Nurses fill syringes with a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) printU.S. rushes to meet Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination goalAs COVID-19 cases in American begin to stabilize, states across the country are planning to open vaccine appointments to all adults in March or April.Twenty states have already committed to opening these appointments as the country races to meet Biden’s plan of universal eligibility by May 1, according to The New York Times.Vaccinations have increased to around 2.5 million shots every day, but with business restrictions being lifted and infection levels at plateau, there are still many states that have not seen a decrease in cases.No vaccine has been authorized for use on those 16 and under. There are currently trials taking place to determine if the vaccinations are effective and safe for children.Since vaccinations began in December, the government has distributed more than 154 million vaccine doses, about 77% of which have been administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Biden and Harris visit Atlanta as spa shooting victims are identifiedFILE – In this March 17, 2021, file photo, Jessica Lang pauses and places her hand on the door in a moment of grief after dropping off flowers with her daughter Summer at Youngs Asian Massage parlor where four people were killed in Acworth, Ga. While the U.S. has seen mass killings in recent years where police said gunmen had racist or misogynist motivations, advocates and scholars say the shootings this week at three Atlanta-area massage parlors targeted a group of people marginalized in more ways than one, in a crime that stitches together stigmas about race, gender, migrant work and sex work. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office performed autopsies on all four victims on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.The four victims were identified as Soon C. Park, 74; Hyun J. Grant, 51; Suncha Kim, 69; and Yong A. Yue, 63. All died from gunshot wounds to the head except for Kim, who died from a gunshot wound to her chest.A 21-year-old white man, Robert Aaron Long, is charged with the murders. He is also accused of killing four people and wounding a fifth at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor.Atlanta police continue to investigate the shootings, and when asked if the shooting would be considered a hate crime, Atlanta Police Chief Charles Hampton Jr. replied saying that “nothing is off the table,” according to AP.Biden and Harris had previously scheduled to travel to Atlanta to publicize the 1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, but the trip has a new purpose amid tensions after the deadly shooting.Biden and Harris will meet with Asian American leaders to discuss the crimes against their community.CDC relieves distance requirements in schools from 6 to 3 feetFILE – In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, students keep social distance as they walk to their classroom at Oak Terrace Elementary School in Highwood, Ill., part of the North Shore school district. New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students 3 feet apart — half of the previous recommended distance — could offer a way to return more of the nation’s children to classrooms with limited space. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday changed physical distancing requirements for school children from 6 feet to 3 feet, according to NBC News.This change is meant to allow more students to be in the classrooms. The physical distancing requirement, however, is not changed for teachers and adult staff. Teachers and adult school staff are still required to maintain the 6 feet guidelines and wear face coverings.  The new guidelines apply to middle school and high school students unless they are in an area where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly.For all students, physical distancing of 6 feet is still required for activities where masks cannot be worn, like at lunchtime and during choir, band or sports practices. 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