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Neimeth International Pharmarcy Plc (NEIMET.ng) HY2013 Interim Report

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first_imgNeimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNeimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc manufactures and markets a range of Pfizer pharmaceutical and animal health products in Nigeria. The company has one of the most modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in West Africa located in Oregun, Lagos. Products in its ethical range include the flagship product CIKLAVIT for the treatment of sickle disease; and Normoretic, Flexodene and Tiocosid. Products in its consumer range include well-known brands such as NCP, Pyrantin, Obron-6, Homtamin G and Pancemol. Products in its animal health care and veterinary range treatments for diseases in poultry and cattle. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals has business interests in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) 2018 Annual Report

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first_imgIntravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Intravenous Infusions Limited (IIL.gh)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileIntravenous Infusions Limited (IIL) was incorporated in 1969 and began operations in 1974 as the first pharmaceutical company producing intravenous fluids in Ghana. The main business activity of IIL is the production of intravenous infusions for therapeutic purposes. Intravenous infusion therapy, commonly called IV, refers to the administration of fluids, drugs, or blood directly into the circulatory system through a vein. Intravenous Infusions Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) 2020 Abridged Report

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first_imgIllovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileIllovo Sugar Limited is a South African-based enterprise and Africa’s largest producer of raw sugar and sugar brands produced from sugar cane grown by its own agricultural operations and independent growers. It operates in six African countries and exports products to sub-Saharan Africa, the European Union and the United States. Illovo Sugar Malawi is based in Limbe in the Blantyre District. Illovo Sugar Limited operates in four segments; cane growing, sugar production, downstream and co-generation products. The Cane Growing division grows sugar cane which is used in the production of sugar productions. The Sugar Production division manufactures and markets Illovo Sugar brands. The Downstream and Co-generation division manufactures and markets brands that are by-products of the production process, including furfural and alcohol. Illovo Sugar Limited also supplies surplus electricity generated in the sugar production process. Illovo Sugar Limited is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc. Illovo Sugar Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Whitbread shares: here’s why I think this could be a recovery stock

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first_img 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. Nadia Yaqub 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 | More on: WTB Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Nadia Yaqub Enter Your Email Address 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. Whitbread (LSE: WTB) shares have been rising recently. In fact the stock is up 16% since the beginning of 2021, although it has only increased 27% in the last 12 months.I reckon Whitbread shares could be a great recovery stock. Hence I’d buy now for the long-term growth potential. Especially now that the UK’s step-by-step plan to come out of lockdown has been unveiled. The fact that the vaccination programme has been successful so far should help too. 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…Whitbread shares: an overviewSo what does Whitbread do exactly? In a nutshell, it owns and operates hotels and restaurants. I like that it’s Premier Inn business in one of the leading budget hotel brands in the UK. In fact, 64% of Whitbread’s revenue comes from its accommodation division.The remaining 36% of revenue is generated by its food and beverage business. Whitbread owns restaurant brands such as Beefeater and Brewers Fayre. In fact, I like how the company pitches itself as having ‘family-friendly’ restaurants. I reckon this marketing along with Whitbread’s affordable hotel prices sets it apart from the competition.The hospitality company is also growing overseas. It has hotels in Germany and the Middle East. So far, Whitbread’s value proposition seems to resonate well with the international community. Expanding the hotel brand internationally is part of the growth strategy.Covid-19 victimI think it’s fairly obvious why Whitbread has been a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. The lack of travel and government restrictions has resulted in its hotels and restaurants being temporarily closed.But I think the main thing is how the company responded to the crisis. Whitbread suspended its dividend, made cost cuts, reduced capital expenditure and used UK and Germany government support packages to survive.Whitbread’s rights issue in June 2020 raised £1bn. I think this gives the company some breathing room to weather the storm for now.My viewWhat I like about Whitbread is the growth potential. It’s expanding in Germany and I should highlight that structurally this a great market for the hotel brand. Just like the UK, Germany has a large domestic market and a fragmented but declining independent hotel share.I think these are great conditions to expand a low budget, value-focused hotel brand. I should add that in February 2020, Whitbread completed the acquisition of 19 hotels in Germany from Foremost Hospitality Group.To me this makes sense. I reckon one of the fastest ways to expand into a new market is to acquire an existing business. I expect this growth to continue, which should be positive for the share price. In fact, Whitbread’s Middle Eastern hotels are owned through a joint-venture with Emirates.The risksI think Whitbread’s recovery largely depends on the easing of lockdown restrictions. The pandemic is far from over and any delay or setback could weaken the stock.For now the company has enough cash but it may need to raise further funds if lockdowns persist. This could also dampen the company’s international expansion plans and hence revenue growth potential.I acknowledge that Whitbread shares may experience some volatility in the short term. But as a long-term investor I’d buy the stock in my portfolio.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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Who will win the rugby prize at the Cross Sports Book Awards?

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first_img2008 Ripley’s World – Andy Ripley (Mainstream)2009 Seeing Red: Twelve Tumultuous Years in Welsh Rugby – Alun Carter and Nick Bishop (Mainstream)2010 Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary – John Daniell (Ebury Press)2011 The Grudge – Tom English (Yellow Jersey)2012 Higgy – Alastair Hignell (Bloomsbury)2013 The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players – Stephen Cooper (The History Press)2014 City Centre – Simon Halliday2015 Beyond The Horizon – Richard Parks (Sphere)2016 No Borders: Playing Rugby for Ireland – Tom English (Arena Sport)O’Connell, whose book The Battle, ghosted by Alan English, reflects the intensity and drive for perfection he brought to elite rugby over most of this century, is going for a double because he is also shortlisted in the International Autobiography category.He will face opposition from Barcelona superstar Andrés Iniesta, boxing legend Roberto Duran, South African cricketer AB de Villiers, long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad and the creator of Nike, Phil Knight.Damon Hill, Ian Wright, Greg Rutherford, Jo Pavey, Joey Barton and Jonathan Trott are the stars in contention for the Cross Autobiography of the Year award.Prize guy: former England centre Simon Halliday won the rugby award in 2014 (Getty Images)The awards will be presented by Sky Sports News presenter Mike Wedderburn and Test Match Special’s Alison Mitchell.After the category winners have been announced on 24 May, each winner will be promoted in a media and retail campaign, with an online public vote determining the overall Cross Sports Book of the Year.Everyone that enters the public vote at sportsbookawards.com will be entered into a prize draw to win National Book Tokens. In the running: Irish legend Paul O’Connell at a book signing to promote his autobiography (Inpho) There’s a distinct Irish flavour to the rugby shortlist for the Cross Sports Book Awards, which take place at Lord’s cricket ground on Wednesday evening.The powerful autobiographies of former Ireland and Lions locks Paul O’Connell and Donal Lenihan both make a six-strong list that also includes Gerry Thornley’s riveting account of Connacht’s Guinness Pro12 triumph this time last year.The awards are in their 15th year and have grown in both magnitude and status, with categories added and Sky’s TV cameras now on hand to capture the key moments for a highlights programme.Sponsors have been keen to associate with an event that celebrates outstanding sports writing and book publishing. Bankers Arbuthnot Latham support the Rugby Book of the Year award that was won last year by a long-time Rugby World writer Tom English, for his compelling No Borders: Playing Rugby for Ireland.An accomplished New Zealand stable-mate, Behind the Silver Fern, makes this year’s shortlist, as does a beautifully crafted history of Harlequins to mark their 150th anniversary, penned by Brendan Gallagher.Proud heritage: Harlequins’ 150th anniversary prompted a splendid history book (Getty Images)Completing the rugby list is the autobiography of one of the first superstars of rugby union, Welshman Terry Davies, whose book sheds light on postwar rugby in both hemispheres and is a treat.“Terry is a natural storyteller,” says co-writer Geraint Thomas. “His book is packed with humour. He typifies the Welsh humour once so prevalent amongst the working class.“His tale is both a social commentary and cultural account of Welsh life pre and post war as well as a priceless account of a bygone age of rugby union.”The book is presented in memory of Terry’s brother Len, who was capped for Wales before Terry but died in his 20s of leukaemia.The 1959 Lions side that represented the high point of Terry Davies’s career (Hulton Archive/Getty)Whoever picks up the gong will become the tenth rugby winner. The late Andy Ripley was a popular first recipient of the rugby award in 2008, with his diary detailing his fight against prostate cancer, and the poignancy of his acceptance speech has not been surpassed. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: ConnachtHarlequins center_img There is no second-guessing the judging panel, which comprises five seasoned rugby journalists. Tom English’s The Grudge, about the 1990 Scotland-England Grand Slam shootout, and Alastair Hignell’s autobiography Higgy triumphed in successive years against books that arguably carried the favourite’s tag.Brian Moore’s Beware of the Dog and Matt Hampson’s Engage had to be content with taking the Best Autobiography prize.The Rugby Book of the Year winners This year’s nominees for Arbuthnot Latham Rugby Book of the Year are:Behind the Silver Fern: Playing rugby for New Zealand. By Tony Johnson & Lynn McConnell (Polaris)My Life in Rugby by Donal Lenihan (Transworld Ireland)Front Up, Rise Up: The Official Story of Connacht Rugby. By Gerry Thornley (Transworld Ireland)Nunquam Dormio: 150 Years of Harlequins. By Brendan Gallagher (Vision Sports Publishing)The Battle. By Paul O’Connell (Penguin Ireland)Terry Davies: Wales’s First Superstar Full-back. By Terry Davies (Y Llofa)For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. There are three Irish titles among the six-strong rugby shortlist at the 2017 Cross Sports Book Awards. Rugby World takes a closer look at the contenders…last_img read more

Hernandez Residence / Daniel Valle

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first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeDaniel ValleOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadridSpainPublished on January 16, 2016Cite: “Hernandez Residence / Daniel Valle” 16 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780340/hernandez-residence-daniel-valle Clipboard CopyHouses•Madrid, Spain Hernandez Residence / Daniel Valle Photographs:  Courtesy of Daniel ValleSave this picture!Courtesy of Daniel ValleRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The relationship between parents and children is in flux for the coming years: from total dependency to independency.Save this picture!Courtesy of Daniel ValleThen, how do you organize a house and its different rooms if the relationships between family members are constantly shifting?Save this picture!First Floor PlanAccording, the house organizes itself ambiguously between one family nucleus and two independent areas expressed to the exterior by a diagonal cut that divides the cubical mass into two sub-masses.Save this picture!Courtesy of Daniel ValleThe location of the vertical circulation on the central part of the house makes the interior spatial division evident although it remains a clear single volume from the exterior.Save this picture!Courtesy of Daniel ValleOn one side of the vertical circulation the house is occupied by parents and on the other side by the three children.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!DiagramThis cut also allows natural light from the south penetrating through a large size window to the main circulation core and further in the living spaces.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Avant-Garde of Adaptive Reuse: How Design For Deconstruction is Reinventing Recy…ArticlesFantastic Architecture: Illustrations By Bruna CanepaArchitecture News Share Hernandez Residence / Daniel ValleSave this projectSaveHernandez Residence / Daniel Valle “COPY” Architects: Daniel Valle Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  320 m² Area:  320 m² Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780340/hernandez-residence-daniel-valle Clipboard Spain Save this picture!Courtesy of Daniel Valle+ 14 Share Houses Projectslast_img read more

St Ann’s Hospice uses flashmob to promote fundraising walk

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first_img  86 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 February 2009 | News St Ann’s Hospice uses flashmob to promote fundraising walk  85 total views,  3 views today Using social networks Twitter and Facebook, St Ann’s Hospice created a flashmob to appear outside Manchester Town Hall to promote its June midnight fundraising event.www.sah.org.uk/manchester-midnight-walk Tagged with: Digital Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Parkinson’s organisations launch joint grant funding initiative to make sports more inclusive

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first_img  170 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding sport Melanie May | 20 November 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.center_img Parkinson’s UK is launching a grant funding initiative with Sport Parkinson’s CIC, with the aim of enabling people with the condition to participate in inclusive sport and physical activity across the world.Sport Parkinson’s has been founded by trio Charlie Appleyard, Matt Dimbylow and Garen Williams, who are all living with Parkinson’s.Over the course of the next three years, the initiative will aim to raise £175,000 for the Parkinson’s UK Active Community Grants Programme through a range of fundraising events. The funds will be used to set up new activities, expand existing programmes, pay for instructors and to develop innovative pilot projects to roll out across the community.Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. It affects around 145,000 people in the UK and there are over 40 symptoms, from tremor and pain to anxiety. As exercise can be as important as medication to help people with Parkinson’s manage their symptoms, the charity has continued to help the community stay active through online exercise classes during the Covid-19 pandemic.Charlie Appleyard, Co-Founder and Director at Sport Parkinson’s, said:“We are very excited to be launching this initiative to help people with Parkinson’s keep healthy and strong until a cure comes along. We want to enable the Parkinson’s community to get active, build relationships, gain access to subsidised sport and exercise and attend exciting events. It’s all about bringing the community together in difficult times and encouraging them to keep moving.“We believe that we can share our vision of the future with others, a vision that is much bigger than Sport Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s UK. Above all we want to create an environment where every person with Parkinson’s has a chance to reach their full potential.”Ghalib Ullah, Head of Commercial Partnerships at Parkinson’s UK, said: Advertisement “We’re delighted to be collaborating with such passionate ambassadors for Parkinson’s to break down the barriers that exist for people with Parkinson’s and keep them active.“Exercise is not only important for boosting the mental and physical well being of so many living with this debilitating condition, but for building strong connections and confidence. We look forward to seeing the global Parkinson’s community get active.” Parkinson’s organisations launch joint grant funding initiative to make sports more inclusivelast_img read more

Gerrymandering, the census and the class character of the Supreme Court

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first_imgThe U.S. Supreme Court handed down two important decisions on June 27.  Both have major ramifications for the working class, especially the most oppressed peoples. SCOTUS ruled 5-4 against Trump-appointed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who sought a requirement that all residents who fill out the 2020 census state if they are U.S. citizens or not. In a separate decision, the justices voted 5-4 to allow gerrymandered congressional district maps in North Carolina and Maryland to remain in place.Im/migrant rights and Latinx groups and their allies had filed lawsuits to block the citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census form because it would discourage im/migrants from participating in the census. Plaintiffs argued that adding this question would lead to an undercount, especially of the Latinx population, due to the fear of many Latinxs that if they answered these questions, the information could be used against them.  This would have negative consequences for African-American, Latinx and other communities of the oppressed. Federal grants for social services could be cut if reports falsely show declining populations. States could end up with fewer congressional districts. Underrepresented communities of color would have even less political clout in Washington.The high court’s majority did not reject all of Ross’s arguments, but ruled 5-4 against his duplicitous pretext: that the citizenship question was needed to uphold the Voting Rights Act. In his decision, however, Chief Justice John Roberts did not challenge its fallacious content, writing only that Ross “adopted the Voting Rights Act rationale late in the process.”   (New York Times, June 27)Ross and his Republican cohorts have no intention of upholding voting rights. Plaintiffs’ attorneys discovered on May 30: “A central portion of the Justice Department’s rationale for the question was apparently written by Thomas Hofeller, the GOP’s longtime gerrymandering mastermind. “In a 2015 study, Hofeller wrote that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census would be ‘advantageous to Republicans and non-Hispanic whites’ and ‘a disadvantage to the Democrats.’” The late Hofeller’s estranged daughter revealed emails on June 14 between him and census official Christa Jones which explained “how the question would benefit white voters and disadvantage non-white ones” and discussed collusion with the racist, xenophobic Center of Immigration Studies. (Slate, June 15)Roberts sent this matter back to the Commerce Department, but the top court may rehear the case if Ross and Trump come up with a new pretext for the citizenship question.The reason Trump rushed the case to the high court, bypassing federal circuit courts, was purportedly that it had to be decided before the census forms went to print June 30. Now he is seeking to delay the start of the census to allow a new, still undisclosed pretext to be considered. Trump may also attempt to force the racist question onto the form via executive order.For now, census forms are being printed without the citizenship question, a relief to im/migrant communities. That this court, with its conservative majority, unexpectedly ruled as it did is a testament to the strength of the im/migrant rights movement. This movement has demonstrated its strength with massive numbers of people countrywide demanding: “Close the camps!”Right-wing court upholds gerrymanderingThe Supreme Court also decided two lawsuits based on “partisan gerrymandering” in North Carolina and Maryland.  Gerrymandering occurs when a state legislature draws voting district maps to benefit the state’s majority party. Lower courts ruled that such maps were unconstitutional.Voters sued, charging their legislators with “packing and cracking.”  Under this scheme, voters for the opposition party are “packed” into a small number of districts that the majority party — Republicans in North Carolina, Democrats in Maryland — is unlikely to win. The rest are “cracked” into districts where they are decidedly a minority.The court did not determine if the state legislatures were guilty or not. Their 5-4 decision, addressing both cases, was based on the premise that drawing district maps was up to states and therefore outside its jurisdiction. “To hold that legislators cannot take their partisan interests into account when drawing district lines would essentially countermand the Framers’ [of the Constitution] decision to entrust districting to political entities,” wrote Chief Justice Roberts. (supremecourt.gov)Thus five conservative justices who are appointed for life, two by Trump, invoked the old segregationist fallback position of “states’ rights.” They did so in the name of the rich, white male slave-owning “framers.” They threw their legal weight behind Hofeller’s racist strategy, defined in his blunt statement in 1991: “I define redistricting as the only legalized form of vote-stealing left in the United States today.” (npr, June 6)While the cases heard involve both Democrats and Republicans, the ruling is a gift to the GOP, which controls a majority of state legislatures. It immediately impacts Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan, whose cases the Supreme Court put on hold pending the outcome of the North Carolina and Maryland lawsuits. The gerrymandered district maps there will remain in place, and won’t be redrawn until after the 2020 election.As Michigan’s grassroots organization Voters Not Politicians explained after the decision came down: “This ruling will allow politicians across the country to continue gerrymandering our election district maps for their own personal and political gain.” Voters in Michigan overwhelmingly passed ballot measures in 2018 creating independent commissions to redraw district maps, but not until 2021.Tools of racist voter suppressionWhile SCOTUS distinguished between “partisan” and “racial” gerrymandering — the latter being within its jurisdiction — boosting white voting strength is a key component of both. Called “Ohio’s poll tax,” political gerrymandering is used to disenfranchise African-American and Latinx communities.The many forms of voter suppression are well-documented. Polls in oppressed communities run out of voting forms or the voting machines are broken. Officials at polling places turn away some voters, allegedly due to long lines, while others cannot wait in line because of work, family and other obligations. Names are missing from lists of registered voters. Many states bar former prisoners from voting.This has resulted in a disproportionate lack of representation for oppressed communities. Ohio has only two Black congressional representatives, while Michigan and Wisconsin each have only one. The high court has once again upheld a centuries-old, often-bloody tradition of racism at the polls.Supreme Court: an anti-democratic body The so-called “framers” of the Constitution created the Supreme Court in 1789. Nine wealthy, property-owning white men were appointed for life to the highest judicial body in the country. The court has remained almost all white and male since its founding, with only two African-American justices, one Latinx woman and three white women for 230 years. Blatant white supremacists and misogynists have gotten through the nomination process, from KKK member Hugo Black to sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh. Most appointees come from privileged backgrounds.This is not accidental. Sam Marcy, the late Workers World Party chairperson and founder, explained the undemocratic character of the Supreme Court when it upheld a Missouri law restricting reproductive rights in 1989: “The abortion decision confirms that whenever the bourgeoisie is in a crisis, they will let nine people, unelected, appointed for life, decide the most critical issues concerning life in the United States.”  (tinyurl.com/y4896qv5) Marcy pointed out: “Over years of struggle the franchise has been won” by oppressed nationalities and women. “However, alongside this bourgeois democratization of the political process, there has been a simultaneous social and economic process which is superior in strength. That is the process of the concentration of power in undemocratic bodies.“It comes from the concentration of the means of production in the hands of a ruling class which holds the power and distributes it in areas most conducive to them,” says Marcy. “So it’s not an accident that power should ultimately be exercised by the Supreme Court. That’s most reliable to them, most conservative, responsive only to those who have appointed them.”Behind the erosion of voting rights lies the “concentration of power in undemocratic bodies,” as Marcy explains. This exposes the lie that the capitalist U.S. is a model of democracy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Caherline kids star on Operation Transformation

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first_imgCheck out this amazing aerial video of the pupils and staff of a Limerick primary school forming a stick man shape – doing jumping jacks and keepy uppies.The 181 boys and girls and 15 staff of Caherline National School all took part in the display. It was filmed using a drone and directed by teacher Bridget Lambert. The school made the video for Operation Transformation‘s [email protected] which aired tonight at 8.30pm on RTÉ One.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Schools all around the country are doing 10 minutes of exercise at 10am on Friday 10 February to celebrate 10 years of Operation Transformation. Schools can download an exercise video at www.rte.ie/ot or they can decide on their own creative way to get moving like Caherline NS. Limerick National School named winner in Gala Gifts for school competition Advertisement Twitter TAGSCaherline National SchoolOperation Transformation Limerick Post Show | May 15th 2020 Facebook NewsEducationCaherline kids star on Operation TransformationBy Editor – February 9, 2017 1769 Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext articleOpinion – They just did their jobs Editor Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Operation Transformation’s Dr Eddie to feature at Shannon Chamber Seminar Limerick Post Show | Operation Transformation Operation Transformation looking for five new leaders Austism Awareness Feel Good Story Caherline National School Limerick WhatsApplast_img read more