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Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2012 Abridged Report

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) 2015 Annual Report

OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) 2017 Annual Report

E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgE.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E.A. Cables Limited (CABL.ke)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileEast Africa Cables Limited manufactures electrical cables and conductors in Kenya and sells its products through retail outlets in East and Central Africa. The company produces utility cables which include aluminium overhead conductors for aerial transmission lines and service drop cables for secondary overhead transmission; feeders to residential homes; cables for power and lighting circuits; home electrical appliances; and armoured and non-armoured cables for electricity distribution. East Africa Cables also provides automotive cables for electrical harnesses, battery cables and ignition cables. Telecommunications and data cables sold by the company include structured cabling systems, LAN cables, fiber optic cables, aerial bundled cables, XLPE insulation products and halogen-free fire-retardant cables. East African Cables Limited is a subsidiary of Cable Holdings (Kenya) Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East Africa Cables Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

3 reasons to buy this FTSE 100 reopening stock now

3 reasons to buy this FTSE 100 reopening stock now

first_img FTSE 100 conglomerate Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF) has come a long way since last year. Its share price has regained much of the ground lost in 2020. And I think there are at least three reasons that it can continue to rise further. Here they are…#1. Reopening of PrimarkFast-fashion retailer Primark is a money-spinner for the company. But the retailer doesn’t sell online. So, it was obvious that the company would be hurt by store closures during lockdowns. 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…That is soon to be a thing of the past, though. The company expects that by April 26, 83% of its retail spaces should be open for trading. While it does estimate to have lost £1.1bn for the time that the stores were closed, I think it bodes well that when they did open, footfall was relatively strong. #2. More than sugarWhile its losses were piling up in retail, Associated British Foods was stacking up gains in sugar. With the commodity bull run under way last year, sugar prices rose as well. As a result, the company expected revenue to be marginally ahead of the year before and operating profit to be significantly ahead in its previous trading update. Importantly, I think it is interesting that this is actually a minor cannabis stock as well. British Sugar also grows weed, which it sells to GW Pharmaceuticals, that uses cannabis for medical treatments for conditions like epilepsy. As medical marijuana grows from its current nascent stage, I reckon this aspect of ABF’s business can expand.#3.  Grocery, agriculture and ingredients strong tooBesides British Sugar, the FTSE 100 conglomerate’s grocery, agriculture and ingredients divisions showed growth too. Accounting for almost half of total revenue last year along with sugar, growth across these segments helped when retail dragged down overall revenue for ABF. And it expects growth to continue. But there is a downsideThe one concern I have about the FTSE 100 stock is the pace of recovery. The company has already lost ground, in terms of revenue, with the closure of its retail stores. The lockdown in the UK, which is where the largest number of Primark stores are, will well and truly end only at the end of June. It is only then that we will know how the post-lockdown economy is faring. Are consumers likely to be conservative, coming from a time of uncertainty, or are they likely to be profligate because of pent-up demand? I guess we will know soon. The takeaway for the reopening stockI am optimistic about the outcomes for Primark, though, considering that it targets budget shoppers and going by its performance when shops were open between lockdowns. I think this FTSE 100 reopening stock can see better times ahead. It is a buy for me.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Manika Premsingh “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 reasons to buy this FTSE 100 reopening stock now 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. 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Jennings re-elected President of the House of Deputies unopposed

Jennings re-elected President of the House of Deputies unopposed

first_img President of the House of Deputies Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings was re-elected president of the House of Deputies unopposed during a legislative session June 26. Photo: Janet Kawamoto/Diocese of Los Angeles[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] With cheers, shouts and a standing ovation from deputies June 26, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings was re-elected president of the House of Deputies.“It’s been one of the greatest privileges of my life to serve the House of Deputies and The Episcopal Church I love so much,” said Jennings, the first ordained woman to hold the position.In a procedural move because she was unopposed for the office, Jennings yielded the chair to deputies’ vice president Byron Rushing on the second legislative day of the 78th General Convention, meeting June 25-July 3 in Salt Lake City.She said the Joint Committee on Nominations had presented their nominations and the floor was open for additional names for a variety of church offices, according to the rules of order. Deputies will stand for election Sunday, June 28, Jennings said.The Rev. Ernesto Medina, deputy from Nebraska, said Jennings “in a really graceful way, turned the chair over to Byron Rushing the vice president and asked us to refer to him as ‘Mr. President.’ He took the chair and she disappeared. Then he started through the process of nomination for the president of the House of Deputies,” Medina told Episcopal News Service.The chair of Dispatch of Business, the Rev. Jim Simons, deputy from Pittsburgh, offered a motion to suspend the rules and to hold the election immediately. Jennings was overwhelmingly elected by voice vote.“We all applauded and offered a standing ovation,” said Canon Janet Wylie, deputy from Los Angeles. “It was not a surprise because she was unopposed, but she needed to compose herself before taking the chair again.”Jennings said she looks forward to working with the new presiding bishop, who will be elected Saturday, June 27. “It’s a great privilege to be elected by my friends and colleagues, by my fellow deputies in the House of Deputies,” she said.“There’s a great spirit in the House right now,” said Jennings. “They’re open to change, to trying new things. Nearly half are first-time deputies; there are many younger deputies. We even have a Twitter page for people on the floor of the House of Deputies.”Among her future tasks, she believes, will be “to evaluate the many changes that we’ve instituted in the House of Deputies and then to build on those changes and to see how these work out at this convention. We’re doing a lot of new things, from new rules of order, the iPads, the virtual binders, so we’ll have a lot to evaluate at the end of convention and to build on that.”She added that, “the whole point of all the changes is to improve legislative efficiency, and to give the house more time to have conversation and debate about what’s most important.”She said the three joint sessions with the House of Bishops is just one of many great things happening at the 78th General Convention.Jennings’s second term begins July 3, at the conclusion of convention. She can serve three consecutive terms or a total of nine years, she said.Medina said he is thrilled that Jennings “continues to be president of the House of Deputies. She has shown consistent, strong leadership. She loves the church, and that’s just very apparent, and she really cares about us in the House of Deputies, and she cares about mission and getting the work done for Jesus.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC General Convention 2015, Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Pat McCaughanPosted Jun 26, 2015 Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Jennings re-elected President of the House of Deputies unopposed Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Callscenter_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA General Convention, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Tampa, FL 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

DEC’s Haiti earthquake appeal reaches £42 million

DEC’s Haiti earthquake appeal reaches £42 million

first_img The DEC Haiti Earthquake appeal total reached £42 million on Friday, one week after its TV and radio broadcast appeals were made. The day before £4 million had been donated.The following table shows the speed with which the appeal total has grown. Even until 20 January the DEC was stating that the total figure represented mostly online and phone donations: donations by SMS, companies and over-the-counter donations “coming through in the next few days”.Date Total22 Jan £42 million21 Jan £38 million20 Jan £31.5 million19 Jan £25 million18 Jan £23 million17 Jan £15 million16 Jan £12 million15 Jan £2 million13 Jan appeal launchedwww.dec.org.uk  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DEC’s Haiti earthquake appeal reaches £42 million Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 24 January 2010 | News 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.last_img read more

New $1m global humanitarian award for individuals whose bravery saves others

New $1m global humanitarian award for individuals whose bravery saves others

first_img“What distinguishes this Prize from others is the legacy this award will create through investing in the organisations that inspire acts of humanity.”George Clooney will present the inaugural Aurora Prize to the winning recipient during a ceremony to be held on 24 April 2016 in Yerevan, Armenia. Thereafter it will be awarded annually on that date in Yerevan.100 LIVES co-founders Noubar Afeyan, Ruben Vardanyan and Vartan Gregorian stand with Aurora Prize Selection Committee Co-Chair George Clooney at the March launch event pledge wall.The other members of the selection committee  are Nobel Laureates Oscar Arias, Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; human rights activist Hina Jilani; former Australian Foreign Minister and President and CEO of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans; and President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Vartan Gregorian.Why ‘Aurora Prize’? 100 LIVES explains about the woman who inspired the prize.The closing date for nominations to the inaugural Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity is 1 October 2015. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  67 total views,  1 views today New $1m global humanitarian award for individuals whose bravery saves others Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 8 July 2015 | News  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity is a new $1 million humanitarian award given to an individual or group of people who put themselves at risk to enable others to survive. Its selection committee will be chaired by actor George Clooney and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel.Nominations for the Aurora Prize are open from July to October 2015 for individuals who “have overcome great personal challenges to make an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes”.The Aurora Prize has been established by Vartan Gregorian, Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan, the co-founders of 100 LIVES, an initiative that expresses gratitude to the individuals and institutions “whose heroic actions saved Armenian lives during the Genocide 100 years ago”. It aims to share the remarkable stories of the “saviours and suvivors and celebrate the strength of the human spirit”. In addition, they hope to “build a humanitarian movement by drawing attention to the issues faced by the world’s most vulnerable and reward individuals and organisations that work to address those issues in a substantial and consequential manner”.Aurora Prize Co-Founder, Ruben Vardanyan, an Armenia-born philanthropist, said:“We are calling for nominations of lesser known yet inspirational stories of courage and intervention. We want to honor those who risk their own safety because of a heightened sense of humanity and responsibility and support life-saving causes in a tangible way.”$1 million to charityThe winner will receive a personal $100,000 award, as well as a $1,000,000 grant to be donated to a charitable organization that inspired their work.Nominations are welcomed from the broad range of sectors in the non-profit field, including economic development, public health, law, government and education.Aurora Prize Co-Chair Elie Wiesel said: Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The Wellcome Trust publishes £6bn worth of grants data in 360Giving Standard

The Wellcome Trust publishes £6bn worth of grants data in 360Giving Standard

first_img Melanie May | 10 April 2018 | News The Wellcome Trust publishes £6bn worth of grants data in 360Giving Standard Tagged with: data grants 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.  116 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 The Wellcome Trust has published data on the £6billion worth of grants it has made since October 2005 in the open, standard format developed by 360Giving.The release of the data by The Wellcome Trust supports 360Giving’s campaign to open up UK grants data and make grantmaking more informed and effective. It means that for the first time, the data can be easily seen alongside other major funders of research such as Gatsby, The Wolfson Foundation and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, helping to build a bigger picture of science funding across the UK.360Giving launched two years ago, and 75 funding organisations are now sharing their data using the 360Giving Standard, representing over £24bn of grants made to all corners of the UK. They also include the Big Lottery Fund, BBC Children in Need, Comic Relief, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Nesta, and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The Standard is also in use by central government departments and at a local level including several community foundations, local authorities and housing associations. All the data can be accessed via GrantNav.Alyson Fox, Head of Grants Management at Wellcome said:“Our funding supports over 14,000 people in 70 countries, and over the next five years we aim to spend £5bn to improve health for all. We always want to be open about who and what we fund, and have made our grants data available on our website for several years. By sharing this richer and more standardised dataset with 360Giving we want to help people see our funding alongside other organisations and get a better picture of the overall funding landscape.”Fran Perrin, Founder and Director of 360Giving said: Advertisement “This major release of data brings 360Giving closer to its ‘moonshot’ ambition for 80% of UK grants to be made openly available by 2020. The Wellcome Trust is the UK’s largest independent grant funder, so we are pleased that it is on board with the greater grants data movement.“By adopting the 360Giving Standard as many grantmakers are now doing, Wellcome’s data can be more easily shared and used alongside that of other funders. More open, comparable data will improve the sector’s ability to make informed, evidence-based funding decisions and ultimately bolster the impact of UK grantmaking.”360Giving launched GrantNav in 2016 with data on over £8bn of grants. Last month saw it press the government to make good on its promise to publish more data on its grants expenditure.  115 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Make the corporations, banks and Pentagon pay climate reparations!

Make the corporations, banks and Pentagon pay climate reparations!

first_imgThe Global Climate Strike of Sept. 20-27 calls for an unflinching examination of the roots of the climate crisis. Despite climate-denier claims, massive scientific evidence shows that the release of greenhouse gas emissions, mainly the burning of fossil fuels, has so destabilized the earth’s self-regulating system that humanity is now undergoing a cascade of unnatural catastrophes.In the past few years, we’ve seen historic levels of destruction and death in the Western Hemisphere — recently in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the eastern coast of the U.S. Every day we hear of some new climate tragedy elsewhere on the globe — from fires devouring the rainforests in the Amazon and Central Africa, to more intense storms and flooding, to glaciers rapidly melting, to 41 percent of global insect species declining over the past decade, which threatens “catastrophic consequences for both the planet’s ecosystems and for the survival of [humanity],” according to the journal Biological Conservation. (tinyurl.com/yxkhbbqc)But while this is a global crisis, it does not have to become an irreversible global catastrophe. There is evidence that headway can be made against this dire situation, which is caused not by “human beings” in general, but by an unsustainable global economic system: capitalism, the private ownership and production of anything that can be sold for private profit, where the bottom line beats out all other considerations.Cuba and China lead the way; capitalist U.S. holds back progressIn 2016, socialist Cuba, with its steadfast commitment to environmental health, including years of effort in reforesting, was recognized by the World Wildlife Federation as the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development. (tinyurl.com/yyh6nqxs)In addition, even Forbes business magazine this year had to admit: “China is set to become the world’s renewable energy superpower.” People’s China has demonstrated commitment, affirmed in 2014, to stopping the climate crisis. One example of many is that within four years it cut coal-plant air pollution on average by 32 percent in affected cities. (Workers World, April 23)Meanwhile, the U.S. has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, although this agreement is only a weak first step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And the current administration, with its unchecked ownership by big business despite Trump’s “populist” veneer, is rapidly reversing regulations on pollution. From methane gas to chemical dumping to car emissions to the Pentagon’s toxic wastes, the U.S. is by far the world’s largest polluter.On the one hand, we have a U.S. government bought by and bound to capitalist profit – to hell with humanity and all life species. On the other hand, there are these two workers’ states, Cuba and China, that are proving that planned socialist economies are able to put people ahead of profits – and that must include the health of the planet.The engine that drives climate crisis is capitalism – a system incapable of planning for anything that could diminish the profits of the class that owns the means of production. The markets for stocks and bonds move up and down according to profit projections. Profits for the 1% take precedence over everything else, even if that means killing the earth and its peoples. The solution to this crisis is socialism, in which public ownership of the means of production enables society to carry out long-term planning for the good of the 99% of humanity and the survival of the planet. For youth especially, which system will control the future is a pressing question.An immediate demand: climate reparationsClearly, overturning capitalism is necessary to end the climate crisis. But what action is possible now, here inside the belly of the beast, while we pursue the road to socialism?We can demand and strike now for climate reparations. The climate criminals must immediately pay billions. These are Big Business – the polluting corporations and the banks that finance environmental destruction – and Big War – the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex that wage war for oil and profit. Fighting for reparations would be a significant pushback against capitalism while we struggle for system change.Reparations must go to Indigenous peoples globally, who have been in the lead to protect the planet while facing centuries of depredations on their lands and lives. Indigenous women and Two-Spirit people especially should be recognized for their leadership in organizing for the life of the globe – from Standing Rock in the U.S. to Brazil, India and Honduras. Reparations must address environmental racism aimed at people of color in the Global South, as well as in the U.S. – from the Black and Brown people inundated by corporate hog farm waste during hurricanes in North Carolina, to African-American communities, like Uniontown, Ala., used as dumping grounds for the debris of coal-fired plants.Reparations must go to whole countries devastated by U.S. war and sanctions for oil and profit – against Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Venezuela – and to compensate for the economic sabotage and efforts at regime change waged by the U.S., including Cuba and Central America. The impact of many of these wars has produced refugees, including climate refugees who can no longer sustain life in their homelands.For years, Big Business and Big War have seen the climate crisis approaching and have been drawing up their own, private plans for how to stay in business.The Peoples’ Power of the Climate Strike has its own plans for the future and can demand billions in reparations owed to the planet by capitalism. Those billions can be put to good use by Indigenous leaders, by organizers in local Black and Brown communities, by workers who unite their struggle against the bosses with the struggle for the environment, by activists and scientists dedicated to learning from the triumphs of Cuba and China.We must demand climate reparations – to build a global future on the road to socialism!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New Limerick hospital emergency department two years away

New Limerick hospital emergency department two years away

first_img Previous articleFormer staff members hold sit-in protest at Ivan’sNext articleTeenager accused of endangering life of community garda Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement NewsBreaking newsNew Limerick hospital emergency department two years awayBy Bernie English – January 22, 2014 750 Twitter Shannondoc operating but only by appointment WhatsApp Linkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus Emailcenter_img THE HEAD of the HSE has said there will be no new emergency department to defuse the crisis at Limerick’s University Hospital for two years.HSE Director General Tony O’Brien is was this week visiting primary care facilities in Limerick and meeting clients and staff to brief himself on how services are developing at ground level in the Mid West.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Answering questions at a press conference, Mr O’Brien said that  while development is in train at the Dooradoyle site “for the major development (of a new ED), that is capital development and it will not be possible until 2016″. TAGSfeaturedhealth hospital Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Print No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebooklast_img read more