Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgSanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sanlam Kenya Plc (SLAM.ke)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSanlam Kenya Plc (formerly Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Co. Ltd) is an insurance company which underwrites classes of short- and long-term insurance businesses in Kenya. The company offers services for ordinary life insurance, superannuation, general insurance and investments; providing individual life, group and general insurance products as well as investment management services. Sanlam Kenya underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, credit protection, education, retirement, mortgage protection and property protection. It also has expertise in financial planning and retirement fund management and offers solutions for investment and wealth management as well as diversified asset management solutions. Formerly known as Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Limited, the company changed its name to Sanlam Kenya Plc in 2016. The company is a subsidiary of Hubris Holdings Limited with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Sanlam Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Will the FTSE 100 encounter a stock market crash after its 30% rise since March 2020?

first_img Peter Stephens | Thursday, 4th February, 2021 FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Will the FTSE 100 encounter a stock market crash after its 30% rise since March 2020? Image source: Getty Images. Since reaching its lowest point in the March 2020 stock market crash, the FTSE 100 has risen by around 30%. The index has benefitted from factors such as the rollout of vaccines, increasing investor optimism and the growth opportunities. Combined, they’ve positively impacted some, but by no means all, industries.Looking ahead, does the stock market now face a period of decline after a rapid rise? Or are there still buying opportunities on offer for long-term investors?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 potential for a FTSE 100 stock market crashThe 2020 stock market crash showed that a major decline for the FTSE 100 can occur at any time without prior warning. With the benefit of hindsight it’s now possible to reason why shares fell so heavily in such a short space of time. But with them declining by around a third in a matter of weeks, predicting such an event in real-time is extremely challenging.Moreover, just because the stock market has risen sharply doesn’t mean a decline is imminent. For example, in the years leading up to the 2020 market decline, talk of a correction or a crash had been fairly widespread.After all, it was over a decade since the previous global bear market in the 2009 global financial crisis. However, it took a global economic crash following more years of growth until a market decline took place.Investing in UK shares for the long runSince it’s extremely challenging to predict when a stock market crash will occur, it seems prudent to accept that share prices could move sharply higher or lower in the coming months. Factors such as investor sentiment, the course the pandemic will take and many other risks could yet have a negative impact on stock prices. However, other positive factors may well help to lift share prices.But, over the long run, the FTSE 100 has produced strong returns relative to other mainstream assets such as cash and bonds. For example, since its inception in 1984 it has delivered an annual total return of around 8%.Of course, there’s no guarantee that a similar return, or any return, will be produced by the index in the coming years. But history does suggest that a long-term view can help to overcome short-term challenges in the stock market’s progress.With many FTSE 100 stocks continuing to trade at lower prices than they did before the 2020 stock market crash, there may be buying opportunities now. Sectors such as financial services, travel and defence have not yet recovered from their declines. They, and other, industries could offer long-term turnaround potential that helps to catalyse an investor’s portfolio.There are likely to be difficulties, and even paper losses, ahead. But the long-term return potential from UK shares may prove to be relatively high. 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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa / ACXT

first_img Social Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/234742/242-social-housing-units-in-salburua-acxt Clipboard CopyAbout this officeIDOMOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingVitoriaHousingSpainPublished on May 16, 2012Cite: “242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa / ACXT” 16 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave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 stream Save this picture!© Aitor Ortiz+ 28 Share “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/234742/242-social-housing-units-in-salburua-acxt Clipboard 242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa / ACXTSave this projectSave242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa / ACXT 242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa / ACXT Spain CopySocial Housing•Vitoria, Spain Photographs:  Aitor OrtizText description provided by the architects. The plot, in accordance with the criteria established by the town planning, is occupied by a 21 store-high tower and a continuous U-shaped block with a varying height between four and seven floors. All the front gates of the development are on the ground floor, as well as nine retail units. The two basement floors occupy the whole plot and house the garage, the box-rooms and technical rooms and the rest of the surface is used for council housing. Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizThe building is designed from a rationale of energy saving and economy of means, following the criteria established by the developer. Town planning gave us a certain leeway as regards to the height of the building, which was used to achieve the maximum exposure to sunlight of the patios and the façades that look over it by limiting the maximum height of the building located to the south. Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizThe dwellings are double fronted, the bedrooms being on the façade that looks over the garden patio, whilst the kitchen and living areas face the street. Thus, the public area of the house is linked with its urban equivalent, and the more private one destined for rest, is linked with the inner courtyard as a space of peace and quiet. Given the view from the rest of the towers of the roof of the lowest block of the building, an important effort was made to treat its appearance with care, considering it, without a doubt, as the building’s fifth façade. For that purpose, all buildings services are grouped around the central axis of the building and are ventilated through a continuous ventilation grille, thus avoiding the presence of rooftop typical chimneys. Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizAs regards to the proposed typology, how space is dealt with is worth noting. It is as if we were dealing with an open and free space, its centre occupied by a cluster of rooms with plumbing in them, all served by a single shaft, which is painted black, educationally showing how the building services work and, at the same time, offering a perception of a unique space crossed by light from one façade to another. Apart from the typical building services of a block of flats, the installation of a cogeneration system complementary to the conventional thermal production of a central heating boiler with individual management is worth mentioning. This system covers part of the hot water and heating needs of the building whilst producing electricity to sell. Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizThe cogeneration unit consumes natural gas to generate 70 KW of electricity and 109 KW of thermal power in the same process, by making the most of the heat generated during the cooling of the motor and exhaust fumes. That implies a considerable reduction of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and, furthermore, the fact of producing and managing its own energy allows, in turn, for a considerable saving in the electricity bill of the users. The decisions regarding the image that we put forward for the building were conditioned by the proposed idea to build five towers on Salburua Avenue as a town planning landmark and as an answer to its intention of identifying different areas of the city in its expansion process. In this case, not churches but council subsidized houses rise above the skyline of the city, an expression of the creed of the society of welfare and its commitment with citizenship’s right to a decent home, regardless of the economic level of the people who live in them. Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizThe building we are showing occupies the central position of these five towers and it signifies “a milestone within the milestone” which, with its red colour, intends to express optimism, confidence and commitment with the future in a mainly grey social and architectonic frame. Development of 242 affordable units located in the expansion area to the east of Vitoria-Gasteiz, specifically in Sector 11, plot M3, Salburua. Save this picture!planThe building consists of a 20-storey tower in the south-west and a continuous U-shaped block, of 4 to 7 floors, covering alignments west, north and east of the plot. Entrances to the flats and the 9 premises are located on the ground floor ; the garages, the storage rooms and the tower´s technical rooms are located on the two basements,; additional storage rooms of the dwellings are located in the attic. . The houses are built with a view to offering excellent living conditions, being energy efficient, and economizing the common areas, giving priority to double orientations and offering the best views of the environment. Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizIn the interior, development is proposed to maintain the spirit of continuous green area plan (the linear park), so that the courtyard is perceived as an expansion of urban space instead of an enclosure. Save this picture!© Aitor OrtizPublication material via v2comProject gallerySee allShow lessTucker Design Award 2012 / Gustafson Guthrie Nichol + Crosby Schlessinger SmallridgeArticlesAD Round Up: Health Architecture Part IXArticlesProject locationAddress:Salburúa, Vitoria, Gasteiz, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Architects: IDOM Photographslast_img read more

Camp Prairie Schooner / El Dorado Inc

first_img 2012 CopyAbout this officeEl DoradoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingKansas CityEducationalUnited StatesPublished on October 19, 2012Cite: “Camp Prairie Schooner / El Dorado Inc” 19 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore 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 stream Camp Prairie Schooner / El Dorado Inc “COPY” Camp Prairie Schooner / El Dorado IncSave this projectSaveCamp Prairie Schooner / El Dorado Inc photographs:  Mike SinclairPhotographs:  Mike Sinclair Text description provided by the architects. El Centro de Scouts Prairie Schooner se encuentra en lo alto en los acantilados del río Little Blue, a 19 millas al sur-este de la ciudad de Kansas City. Con 176 hectáreas de bosque, el campo se siente como un desierto en el corazón de la zona metropolitana.Save this picture!© Mike SinclairPrairie Schooner se compone de un comedor, cinco unidades permanentes y dos edificios para los niños, una torre de 40 metros de rapel, tiro con arco, piscina y tirolesa. El terreno tiene arroyos arbolados, colinas, y un sendero natural que rodea la propiedad.  Save this picture!© Mike SinclairLos arquitectos fueron contratados para diseñar un centro que funciona como una nueva casa de scouts, con un baño moderno y otras instalaciones. El edificio se logró ubicar junto a un comedor existente que ya funciona como el centro del campamento. Save this picture!PlantaProject gallerySee allShow less425 Park Ave Competition Finalists AnnouncedArticlesSport facilities De Warande in Wetteren / BURO II & ARCHI+ISelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Kansas City, Missouri, Estados UnidosLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Social Housing Photographs Year:  United Statescenter_img Year:  2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/281599/camp-prairie-schooner-el-dorado Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: El Dorado Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Mike Sinclair+ 35 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/281599/camp-prairie-schooner-el-dorado Clipboard “COPY” CopySocial Housing•Kansas City, United Stateslast_img read more

Up-Cycled Warehouse / Zen Architects

first_imgArchDaily 2013 Builder: Up-Cycled Warehouse / Zen Architects CopyAbout this officeZen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRichmondAustraliaPublished on September 10, 2017Cite: “Up-Cycled Warehouse / Zen Architects” 09 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore 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 stream Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, James Hardie, Lysaght, Artweld Up-Cycled Warehouse / Zen ArchitectsSave this projectSaveUp-Cycled Warehouse / Zen Architects Year:  “COPY” Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Emma Cross+ 20 Share CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Richmond, Australia Photographs:  Emma Cross Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879131/up-cycled-warehouse-zen-architects Clipboard Australia Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879131/up-cycled-warehouse-zen-architects Clipboard Houses Architects: Zen Architects Area Area of this architecture project Truewood Constructions “COPY” Architect In Charge:Ric Zen, Penny GuildCity:RichmondCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Emma CrossRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamText description provided by the architects. The ethos behind the conversion of this 1960’s warehouse was to retain and re-use as much of the existing building as possible while still transforming it into a comfortable and energy efficient family home.Save this picture!© Emma CrossThe philosophy of retaining and re-using materials was applied throughout the project. In addition to the building envelope being retained, many original elements were re-used.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe existing warehouse floor slab was also kept, partially due to restricted site access, but also for its inherent embodied energy.Save this picture!© Emma CrossThe addition of a north-facing courtyard provides a generous amount of light and heat in winter in an otherwise poorly oriented building. Cross ventilation is achieved through new high level louvres. Mezzanine rooms float within the original volume and structure of the warehouse. A new raised deck links the living areas with the courtyard.Save this picture!SectionBy inserting a garden and light into an existing warehouse we have created an warm and liveable family home.Save this picture!© Emma CrossProject gallerySee allShow lessChurch in Diagonal Mar / ERITHACUS arquitectosSelected ProjectsCloud-Shaped Pavilion is SANAA’s Latest Work in NaoshimaArticles Sharelast_img read more

NCVO reports on scale of UK voluntary sector

first_img Howard Lake | 5 June 2002 | News Income from government contracts rose by £3m, from 15.3% of total income to 16.1%. Income from grants and donations dropped from 46.1% to 43.6%. The percentage of donations received as personal donations also fell from 20.2% to 19.7%.Charities are clearly trying to diversify their income: income from the sale of goods and services incrased from £4.8 billion to £5.5 billion, from 33.7% of total income to 35.1%.Fundraising and publicity expenditure has jumped from £398m to £825m, but still accounts for only 5.5% of total expenditure.Charity funds investment increased by £400m to £3.3 billion.The sector’s contrasts are still extreme. The top 200 charities, or 0.4% of the sector, generate over a third of the sector’s total income. Meanwhile 75% of all charities raise less than £100,000 a year each.Read Charities’ sales by Alison Benjamin at SocietyGuardian. (11/1/2002) NCVO reports on scale of UK voluntary sector  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) next week publishes the UK Voluntary Sector Alamanac 2002, its bi-annual snapshot of the voluntary sector.The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) next week publishes the UK Voluntary Sector Alamanac 2002, its bi-annual snapshot of the voluntary sector.It reveals that the sector’s income increased from £14.2 billion in 1998-99 to £16.5 billion in 2000-01, while expenditure grew even faster from £13.4 billion to £15 billion over the same period. Advertisementlast_img read more

Support workers at Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Golden Farm!

first_imgGolden Farm workers protest.WW photo: Anne PrudenOn Jan. 5, one of numerous daily picket lines was held in support of workers at the Golden Farm grocery in Brooklyn, N.Y.  These protests are demanding that these immigrant workers get a union contract and also a combined back pay of $500,000 as compensation for the time they have been paid less than the minimum wage by the store’s boss, Sonny Kim.In 2011, the courts recognized that Golden Farm workers had the right to be organized into the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union and receive at least a minimum wage — $7.25 in New York state.The workers are now putting pressure on Kim to come back to the bargaining table and settle on a contract.  Negotiations are scheduled for Jan. 21.  As part of the talks, they want the workers who Kim retaliated against to recover the hours of work they have lost; a raise to $7.50 an hour; job protection; and sick and vacation time for everyone.  They also seek a real voice at the job — along with respect.Despite Kim’s ongoing attacks, the determination of the Golden Farm workers and supporters grows ever stronger. Organizations like 99 Pickets and Occupy Wall Street continue to join the picket lines, along with organizers from Communities for Change and an occasional political leader. Many shoppers listen attentively as supporters explain the workers’ plight; they then decide to boycott Golden Farm.New York City’s working class is showing greater class consciousness with regard to underpaid grocery, Walmart, fast food and carwash workers, among others. Anti-racist solidarity is key, since workers of color are paid less and are more exploited.The better-paid teachers, transit and postal workers are experiencing threats of union busting and layoffs and realize this can leave them on the same page as low-wage workers. Together, all workers, regardless of nationality and status, can develop the unity to fight back and crush the ruling class — the 1%. We can run our own jobs and services for the benefit of the working class, which does the work and creates all the wealth.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

WW commentary: When the state executes a white supremacist

first_imgThree white supremacists dragged James Byrd Jr., an African-American man, to his death in 1998 in Jasper, Texas, after they chained him to the back of their pickup truck. This lynching was one of the most horrific racist crimes in modern U.S. history and shocked people worldwide.Three men were arrested for this murder: John William King, Lawrence Russell Brewer and Shawn Allen Berry. While Berry received a life sentence, Brewer and King each received death sentences. Brewer was executed in 2011.Twenty-one years after Byrd’s murder, King was executed on April 24 this year. Many people who are normally opposed to executions were happy that this racist man, who was known as the ringleader of the crime, would finally get his justice.The Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, based in Houston, released a statement to the media informing them why they would be opposing King’s execution. The multinational organization is the most active anti-death-penalty organization in the state. The statement noted that politicians were saying the execution was a positive thing that gave justice to Byrd’s family and showed that Texas would punish hate.But not one governor, nor 99 percent of politicians in Texas ever condemned the racist murders committed by the police in their state. The press release read: “Our organization is staunchly opposed to all executions just as we are opposed to all racist acts, including what happened in Jasper two decades ago. We will protest this execution, even though we despise what these three men did in Jasper, and stand in solidarity with the family of James Byrd Jr.“Why? Because it is a hypocritical lie that Texas, its governors and the Texas prison system, which will carry out tonight’s execution, are opposed to racism.” Activist Joanne Gavin said, “We know that the death penalty is itself a racist hate crime. We remember when Clarence Brandley, an African American, was picked up with a white man for the murder of a white high school student where they were both custodians. The sheriff told the two men, ‘One of you two is going to hang for this. Then pointing at Brandley, the sheriff said, ‘Since you’re the n—-r, you’re elected.’”Maybe a few cops have been fined $1, as was the case in the death of Joe Campos Torres, brutally killed by Houston police in 1977 after he was viciously beaten, handcuffed and thrown into a bayou on Cinco de Mayo. “Let’s see if the w—–k can swim,” one of the cops said. Torres’ body was found five days later.The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland was only charged with perjury after her death in the Waller County Jail in 2015. And that charge was dropped by the prosecutor when the trooper agreed to give up his police license. Every day in the U.S., cops commit officially “legal” acts that are a continuation of lynchings committed against African-American people by white vigilantes throughout U.S. history.On April 24, outside the death house, as execution time neared, the Abolition Movement set up their usual picket line with signs condemning that night’s execution. Speaking through the bullhorn, they explained that the execution of a racist was not going to stop racism. They explained that not one governor has ever called for an execution when a young Black man has been shot down by cops. No hate crime bill has been passed to remember the victims of racist police murder: “As much as we oppose tonight’s execution, we oppose killer cops who gun down people with impunity. Two hundred and ninety-nine people in the U.S. have been killed by cops just this year, 2019.” Here are some statistics about the death penalty as it exists under this capitalist system in the “modern” era — since 1976. In Texas, 73.6 percent of those on death row are people of color.In Texas, 60 percent of those executed are people of color.Over the last five years, more than 70 percent of death sentences in Texas have been imposed on people of color.Texas has four more executions scheduled this year.African Americans are less than 13 percent of the Texas population, but comprise 43.4 percent of those on death row, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The only conclusion is that the death penalty is racist. The U.S. is fast approaching the disgusting milestone of 1,500 executions since 1976, with the total now at 1,495. King was the fourth prisoner executed in the United States in 2019 and the third in Texas. Racism has not ended with King’s execution. It will not end until the working class takes state power and presides over a socialist government where any material basis for racism can be eliminated.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Human rights lawyer freed on completing three-year jail term

first_img News August 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Human rights lawyer freed on completing three-year jail term Help by sharing this information Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Repeatedly detained since 2006, Gao Zhisheng remains under close surveillance News News Reporters Without Borders notes that leading human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from Urumqi prison on 7 August on completing a three-year jail sentence for allegedly violating his conditions of release in 2011 after an earlier spell in prison.According to our sources, Gao continues to be closely watched despite his release. Before being sentenced in December 2011, he was successively reported missing, placed under house arrest and then detained in almost complete isolation. “While relieved by Gao’s release, we urge the Chinese authorities to lift all the surveillance to which he is being subjected so that he can fully enjoy his freedom,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific Desk.Gao has told his family that he will stay for a while in Urumqi for dental treatment before returning to Shaanxi, the province from which he comes. According to journalists who have contacted his family, Gao and those with him are under close surveillance.He has been in the government’s sights ever since refusing to renew his Communist Party membership in 2005, and has been detained repeatedly since 2006.China is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.last_img read more

Intelligence agents storm independent weekly in Lagos

first_img to go further Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms Help by sharing this information September 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Intelligence agents storm independent weekly in Lagos News In the course of a 12-hour raid, nigerian State Security Service agents confiscated all of the newspaper’s computers, archives and copies of its latest issue, and closed its offices. News NigeriaAfrica Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures June 10, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts February 8, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Organisation RSF_en NigeriaAfrica News Follow the news on Nigeria News Reacting to a dawn raid on the premises of the privately-owned Insider Weekly on 4 September in Lagos, Reporters Without Borders today said it was astounded by the re-emergence of brutal practices by the State Security Service (SSS) five years after civilian rule was restored in Nigeria.In the course of a 12-hour raid, SSS agents confiscated all of the newspaper’s computers, files and copies of its latest issue, and closed its officers. Reporters Without Borders was told that two staff members, Raphael Olatoye and Cyril Mbamalu, were arrested and are still being held at SSS headquarters in Shangisha. Manager editor Obed Awowede said all the other journalists had gone into hiding for fear of being arrested.”The SSS must stop treating journalists like gangsters,” Reporters Without Borders urged, calling for The Insider Weekly’s premises to be reopened, all equipment and material to be restored to the owners, and the newspaper to be allowed to resume publishing.The organisation added: “The federal authorities should ensure the safety of Nigeria’s journalists instead of putting them in jeopardy.”A report in yesterday’s edition of This Day quoted an SSS communique as saying the authorities had no choice but to act promptly as The Insider Weekly had for some time been constantly attacking the president and commander in chief and other government personalities, and publishing discourteous articles about them.Since 2001, The Insider Weekly has often carried reports about alleged corruption and illegal practices or questionable political manoeuvring by President Olusegun Obasanjo, Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and the speakers of the senate and house of representatives.The federal authorities are always ready to reiterate their commitment to press freedom, but violence against journalists continues. Like other Nigerian journalists, several members of The Insider Weekly’s staff were arrested last year.This year had been relatively calm, but now seems to be taking an alarming new course if journalists become the target of SSS raids just for being “discourteous” toward the president and other high officials. Reporters Without Borders points out that article 39 of Nigeria’s constitution guarantees “freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference”. January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more