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FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgThe United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe United Basalt Products Limited operates in two segments which are building materials and agriculture, to manufacture, retail and sell building materials in Mauritius. The company’s core products include aggregates, rocksand, hollow concrete blocks, precast concrete slabs and ready-to-use dry mortars. The United Basalt Products Limited also provides various concrete building components, such as paving-blocks and roof tiles, imported floor and wall tiles, and sanitary ware as well as home building and decorating products, fittings, tools, and garden accessories. The Agriculture segment deals in the cultivation of sugarcane, plants and landscaping services. The United Basalt Products Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

These FTSE 100 dividend stocks yield up to 14%. I’d buy them in April

first_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Today, I want to tell you about two FTSE 100 dividend stocks. With yields of 8% and 14%, they have excellent income credentials, on paper. And with single-digit earnings multiples, they also have the potential to deliver strong capital gains.But will their earnings and dividends go up in puff of smoke, as so many other companies have warned in recent days? I think not. Here’s why I believe these businesses will be highly resilient through the Covid-19 lockdown. And why I believe they have more than a fighting chance of delivering their earnings and dividends.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…Classic defensive dividend stocksTobacco is one of the classic defensive industries. These are industries whose products tend to remain in demand, even if the wider economy is struggling. As such, the earnings and dividends of British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) and Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) have held up well through economic cycles.The Covid-19 pandemic isn’t like anything we’ve seen in a hundred years, certainly in terms of scale and economic impact. However, I don’t think this alters the fundamental defensive strengths and investment appeal of BATS and IMB. Indeed, at their current depressed share prices, I see every reason to buy.Bargain-basement valuationsI’ll come back to the performance of the businesses in the current economic climate. First, though, let me show you just how cheap the valuations of these two dividend stocks are.At a current share price of 2,700p, BATS is trading at 8 times forecast earnings. IMB, at 1,475p, is at a multiple of 5.6. These ratings are far below their historical averages. They’re also at a significant discount to dividend stocks in the wider consumer staples sector.Meanwhile, BATS’ forecast dividend yielding 8.2% is covered 1.5 times by forecast earnings. For IMB, the yield is 14.1% with cover at 1.3 times.Back to businessReturning to business performance in the prevailing climate, IMB released a trading update today. It said: “There has been no material impact on group performance to date and current trading remains in-line with expectations.”This is highly encouraging. It’s also consistent with previous virus outbreaks of MERS and SARS. There was no evidence of changes in underlying tobacco volumes in the affected countries during those outbreaks.It’s possible the widespread lockdown under Covid-19 could actually increase consumption. Analysts at Jefferies point to studies showing links between boredom and smoking. And also the influences of stress, anxiety, and depression.Safe dividend stocks?There was also good news today on financing from both BATS and IMB. The former announced a $2.4bn bond issue, with maturity dates of 2027, 2030, and 2050. The latter announced a new a new £3.1bn revolving credit facility from a syndicate of 20 banks. It provides IMB with committed bank financing until March 2023, and replaces an existing £3bn facility.It’s widely thought by City analysts that BATS is capable of maintaining its dividend this year. For example, it’s one of nine FTSE 100 dividend stocks that feature on a recent ‘safe’ list of 35 European dividend stocks put out by Morgan Stanley.Most analysts also expect IMB to maintain its dividend, albeit acknowledging a higher risk of a cut. This is certainly true, but with the yield at 14%, even a rebasing of 50% would leave investors buying the shares today with a handsome level of income. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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. See all posts by G A Chester These FTSE 100 dividend stocks yield up to 14%. I’d buy them in April Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address G A Chester | Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 | More on: BATS IMB last_img read more

£5k to invest? 5 UK shares I’d buy in September

first_img£5k to invest? 5 UK shares I’d buy in September “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended PZ Cussons. 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. 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 13th August, 2020 Image source: Getty Images The coronavirus crisis has plunged the UK economy into its worst recession on record. It’s also caused tremendous chaos among UK shares. However, this could be an excellent opportunity for long-term investors. Studies show the best time to buy stocks is when they’re trading at low levels. Figures show acquiring shares at low levels can generate high total returns for investors over the long run.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…As such, now could be a good time to snap up a diversified basket of UK shares as the economy begins its recovery process. With that in mind, here are five stocks that may generate impressive returns for investors in the second half of the year. UK shares to buy in SeptemberTo help economies recover from the coronavirus crisis, governments are planning large infrastructure projects. This should benefit UK shares like BHP and Rio Tinto.Two of the largest mining groups in the world, these businesses have the lowest production costs in the industry. This means if the prices of essential commodities, such as iron ore and copper, increase dramatically due to rising demand, the firms may see rising profits.As both companies have historically returned a significant proportion of excess profits to investors with dividends, shareholders could see substantial total returns in this best-case scenario. On the same theme, another business that may see rising demand in the near term is construction group Morgan Sindall. The organisation is one of the largest providers of social infrastructure in the UK, which includes affordable housing and regeneration.It had an order book of £8bn at the end of June, up 5% year-on-year. While the pandemic did cause the company’s earnings to decline by nearly 60% in the first half, management is planning to return all payments received by the group under the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme. This suggests the business is optimistic about the future. Defensive businessConsumer products company PZ Cussons is a high-quality defensive business that could be a great addition to any portfolio of UK shares. The owner of personal care brands such as Carex has seen the demand for its products rise recently. As the world continues to focus on hygiene to try and keep the pandemic under control, this may continue.With a dividend yield of 4% on offer as well, this stock could provide investors with a mix of capital growth and income going forward. Finally, homebuilder Berkeley could see rising profits in the second half of 2020. The recent stamp duty cut has created a mini property boom, and homebuilders look set to benefit. What’s more, low-interest rates, the Help to Buy scheme, and lack of new homes suggest this trend may continue for many years.Therefore, Berkeley may see rising sales and income for some time to come. The company has returned the majority of its excess profit to investors in the past. So, shareholders could see significant total returns if income expands. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Tonga experience and power too much for spirited Namibians

first_imgTuesday Sep 29, 2015 Tonga experience and power too much for spirited Namibians Tonga scored five tries to outplay a gutsy Namibian effort in today’s Pool C match at Sandy Park. The 35-21 victory came about despite Jacques Burger led Namibia fighting back in the second half, in the hopes of at least getting a losing bonus point from the contest.It was Tonga’s highest ever points total at a World Cup match, and for Namibia, their three tries were the most they’ve ever scored in a match at the showpiece tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Upside-Down House / Inbetween Architecture

first_img 2015 Upside-Down House / Inbetween ArchitectureSave this projectSaveUpside-Down House / Inbetween Architecture Upside-Down House / Inbetween Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889812/upside-down-house-inbetween-architecture Clipboard Projects ArchDaily CopyHouses•Australia Australia Houses Photographs Architects: Inbetween Architecture Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, Abey, Boral, Caesarstone, Dulux, George Fethers, Hafele, Interia, Liebherr, Porcelanosa Grupo, Qasair, ROGER SELLER, V-Zug, Zip, Escenium HAUS, Meile, ThermofilmArchitect In Charge:Inbetween ArchitectureCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tatjana PlittRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealText description provided by the architects. Once a dark and segmented 1970s double brick home, Kew House underwent a complete internal overhaul and external update to suit the modern living styles of its young family.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittRetaining the valuable existing conditions of the suspended first floor concrete slab and external double brick walls the internal space was completely transformed to provide future flexibility, maximise access to natural light and improve energy-efficiency.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionNatural light and access to the elevated rear yard and pool zone were prioritised  an interesting challenge on a significantly sloping site. Inside, we reimagined the arrangement of spaces to locate family living and common spaces on the upper level, with bedrooms and other spaces requiring acoustic and physical separation located on the ground floor. The double brick external walls were insulated from the outside to further improve the home’s thermal performance.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittThree new skylights bathe the deep floor plate and central stair void with natural light throughout the day. Clever orientation ensures morning sun is captured, while the direct, harsher light of the afternoon is avoided. The dramatically tapered shafts, which work to reduce the glazing area required and minimise cost, result in an even, diffuse light at all times of day. Visible from the ground floor entry foyer, this striking feature entices you up into the heart of the home.Save this picture!© Tatjana PlittProject gallerySee allShow lessHappy House / Yoon Space DesignSelected ProjectsHillhurst Laneway House / Studio NorthSelected Projects Share Year:  “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889812/upside-down-house-inbetween-architecture Clipboard Area:  490 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Tatjana Plitt+ 32Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs:  Tatjana Plitt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeInbetween ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustraliaPublished on March 16, 2018Cite: “Upside-Down House / Inbetween Architecture” 16 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

The Corner Building / Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL

first_imgCopyApartments, Commercial Architecture•Heggedal, Norway Projects Apartments Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909225/the-corner-building-jarmund-vigsnaes-as-architects-mnal Clipboard Consultants:Gullik Gulliksen ASCity:HeggedalCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul PaienwonskyRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Heggedal is a suburb of Oslo and Asker currently being developed as a commercial and residential centre for the surrounding areas. The Corner building is situated at a central junction in the town centre, articulating the main approach by rounding the corner on arrival.Save this picture!© BNSave this picture!Third floor planSave this picture!© BNThe Corner building hugs an existing hill overlooking Heggedal. This creates a fan to the northeast, opening up vistas to the lake Gjellumvannet, whilst facing the future town-centre to the northwest. Simultaneously, this creates a more secluded and protective atmosphere with private and common recreational areas surrounding and ascending the hillside to the south.Save this picture!© Paul PaienwonskySave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Paul PaienwonskyThe Corner building respond to neighboring buildings and greenery through the use of reflective and metallic surfaces, articulated by curvature of the building, the rhythm of the openings in the façade, and the balconies undulating form. The metallic expression is softened by the introduction of oiled oak on the entrance doors and the timber-slats to the underside of the balconies.Save this picture!© BNThe project is comprised of six townhouses with private roof terraces that fan out in the building’s semicircle-shape, and 11 apartments in the orthogonal part of the building that respond to the differing heights and positions of its future neighbours.Save this picture!© BNProject gallerySee allShow lessAll Eight Border Wall Prototypes Fail Breach TestsArchitecture NewsBoston City Hall Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Prepares for Major RenovationArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Heggedal, NorwayLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2018 The Corner Building / Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNALSave this projectSaveThe Corner Building / Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL Lead Architects: Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNALOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCommercial ArchitectureHeggedalNorwayPublished on January 14, 2019Cite: “The Corner Building / Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL” 14 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?转角公寓 / Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL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 Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli, Jens Herman Næss, Martin Kandola, Mari Isdahl, Martin Blum-Jansen, Anders Bjørneseth, Ane Groven Area:  4860 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The Corner Building / Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Paul Paienwonsky+ 41Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909225/the-corner-building-jarmund-vigsnaes-as-architects-mnal Clipboard ArchDaily Manufacturers: Lian Trevarefabrikk, Profilteam, Buskerud Blikk, Jotne Ankers Norway Photographs:  Paul Paienwonsky, BN Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

What the Miami Democratic debate revealed

first_imgA recurring theme in the 2016 presidential elections is immigration, especially on the Republican side.The inflammatory rhetoric from Republican contender Donald Trump is especially insidious with his calls for building a wall on the southern U.S. border, inciting some of the most hateful racism ever.But the Democrats also raise immigration, and it was especially a top issue in the presidential debate held on March 9.The running theme on immigration, Trump’s racist “Build the Wall” bombasts, coupled with the economic crisis that has ushered in untold hardship begs the question for Latinos/as: what road to take in this election season?  Should Trump just be dismissed and brushed off like an exasperating mosquito?  What will Latinos/as gain by supporting the Democrats?  What can stop the deportations? What vote will bring good paying jobs, affordable health care and education for all? Who can stop the gentrification of our communities?The answers lie not in the voting booth but in the streets. They lie in building a movement, not just any movement, but one guided by revolutionary class consciousness, a movement that knows that to make real gains for Latinos/as, the first task is to defend Black Lives Matter.Democrats and the ‘Hispanic’ baseThe March 9 Democratic Party debate was held in Miami, whose population is 70 percent Latino/a. It was particularly geared to the primarily Latino/a audience and social climate of southern Florida. It was sponsored by Univision and the Washington Post and held at Miami-Dade College.Univision is the fifth largest television network in the U.S., averaging about 1.5 million adults watching during primetime and, according to its publicity, it outperforms “one or more of the English-language broadcast networks [ABC, CBS, NBC or FOX] on two out of every three nights.”The debate was indeed unique. It was bilingual and aired in Spanish simultaneously on Univision. The questioners and moderators often spoke Spanish before being translated.It held a Latino/a flavor throughout the night, which started with a young Mexican-American singing the U.S. national anthem in his charro mariachi outfit.Of course, the national anthem offends many who know that the anthem is in reality a pledge to the imperialist system.The boy was Sebastien de la Cruz, who in 2013 had already made national news. During the National Basketball Association finals that year, Sebastien sang the national anthem at a San Antonio Spurs game in San Antonio, Texas, also in his mariachi outfit. He immediately received backlash from racists who were offended that he had sung that song in his charro gear.To the Spurs’ credit, they wonderfully brought back Sebastien a few days later at another game as a show of support for the young boy who had been told to “go back home” and other racist garbage. Sebastien had heartfully countered, “I am home.”A constant characteristic of Democratic Party elections is their courting of the Latino/a vote. This year is no exception.  The same is true of their courting for African-American votes.So it was no surprise that Sebastien was invited to open the debate, charro suit and all.Other Latino/a flavors of the night irked a lot of Latinos/as, however. When Hillary Clinton stated, “I said, ‘Basta,’” on a past development, social media went nuts.The Sun Times Network later reported that Google Trend searches for the word “basta,” which means “enough,” spiked 2,550 percent.But many Latino/a activists were angered by a politician’s use of Spanglish, especially one who is such a warmonger and one who not long ago characterized African-American men as “super predators.”Clinton’s role in Honduras is especially offensive as she was part of the Washington administration that supported the ouster of democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. His ouster then led to extreme social turmoil, at least 25,000 deaths and a mass exodus to escape the violence.Is Clinton ‘Hispandering’?At another moment in the debate, moderator María Elena Salinas asked Clinton if she was flip-flopping on the immigration issue or “what some would call ‘Hispandering.’”Hillary Clinton has been accused of Hispandering many times. The word is Spanglish for the fake interest and pandering of Latino/a issues and culture for self-serving interests.On Dec. 10, National Public Radio reported that Clinton was accused of this another time, when she called herself “La Hillary” [the Hillary] and “Tu Hillary” [Your Hillary].  On another occasion last year, Clinton ran a tweet with a picture of her, Bill and their grandchild with the quote, “Seven ways Hillary is just like your abuela.” “Abuela” means grandmother.Another thing that made the debate in Miami different was the participation of an immigrant woman from Guatemala who raised a question from the floor.Although, unlike other outlets, Univision often represents the interests of Latinos/as, it is still a capitalist institution.  It too falls prey to bourgeois ways so that it rarely puts dark-skinned Latinos/as on the screen.  And it has also put dark-skinned or Indigenous people from the Americas in a servant or negative role.So when Lucía Quiej asked her question, it was a joy to see. She was short and dark. And beautiful.She looked like the people that the U.S. has slaughtered in Guatemala, like someone from the Indigenous Lencas nation, whose leader, Berta Cáceres, was just recently killed by the death squads in Honduras that “La Hillary” helped create.Quiej asked the candidates what they would do about cases like hers, where her husband had been picked up and deported for an invalid driver’s license.  Her children could be seen sitting next to her with tears in their eyes.Both candidates spoke for family reunification.During the evening, the moderators pressed on and forced the candidates to answer the question, “Would you deport children?” as president.  Both said no, Sanders more forcefully.Clinton repeated the view that only criminals or terrorists should be deported, but ironically no one pointed out that under those guidelines Quiej’s husband would still be deported as he had “broken” the so-called law of driving without a license.And no one pointed out the insulting remark that Clinton had made in an earlier debate this year when she said that the U.S. cannot allow more Central American children into the country because “we have to send a message to parents that it is dangerous to send children.” This is imperialist arrogance at its finest.Sanders on Nicaragua and Cuba The night of the debate continued with another theme necessary to raise here. It was a question raised to Bernie Sanders about a 1985 interview where he praised Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista government and made a favorable comment about Fidel Castro as well.Sanders’ answer for the most part was progressive and important for national TV.Sanders did characterize Cuba wrongly.  He stated that “Cuba is … an authoritarian, undemocratic country, and I hope … it becomes a democratic country.”The truth is that Cuba is, in fact, more democratic than the U.S. In Cuba, one does not need billions of dollars to run for office.  Policies in Cuba are thoroughly hashed out among the whole population; there are many elections, all free and fair; its mass organizations are directly linked to the government; and so on.But Sanders also said that Cuba has educated its children, has provided free health care, sends doctors around the world and has “totally transformed society.”Most important, Sanders told millions of people, “Throughout the history of our relationship with Latin America we’ve operated under the so-called Monroe Doctrine, and that said the United States had the right do anything that they wanted to do in Latin America. So I actually went to Nicaragua and I very shortly opposed the Reagan administration’s efforts to overthrow that government. And I strongly opposed earlier Henry Kissinger and the [inaudible] to overthrow the government of Salvador Allende in Chile. … [We] should be working with governments around the world, not get involved in regime change. The key issue here was whether the United States should go around overthrowing small Latin American countries. I think that that was a mistake.”Clinton, however, was venomous in her lies against socialist Cuba, stating the Cuban government “oppresses,” “disappears,” “imprisons” and “even kills people” for expressing their views. The National Network on Cuba has demanded Clinton’s correction and retraction of these slanders.When you consider where the debate took place — in the Dade County hotbed of anti-Cuban revolution sentiment — Sanders’ pro-Cuba remarks, even though tainted with imperialist propaganda, were important to be heard. At the end of the debate, in fact it was Sanders, not Clinton, who got a standing ovation. No small thing.To point out the heinous role of Henry Kissinger, a good friend of Hillary Clinton, and to distinguish himself from her on the issue of Kissinger was also good.Is this and his other progressive remarks enough reason to support Sanders? That is material for another commentary.Liberation, not deportation!But Clinton’s Hispandering, the fact that a Democratic administration has carried out more deportations than any other U.S. president, the U.S. government’s role in Honduras, its support and funding for the bloodbath raging in Mexico, its lack of intervention on behalf of the missing Ayotzinapa 43, and the deteriorating conditions for Latino/a workers in this country are more than enough reasons for Latinos/as to break, en masse, with the Democratic Party.But food for thought is also Sanders’ inability to break from the capitalist system, his failure to genuinely recognize the profound impact of racism on society and to go beyond income inequality to support the need for reparations for Black people. These are just more examples of the need to break from all of the Democrats.What would happen if just once when Sanders was asked, “How can you possibly pay for free college tuition?” he said, “Shut down the Pentagon! Take the money from there!”The capitalist system needs deportations. It needs racism and war to survive.  The two parties have survived for generations because, after all is said and done, they defend capitalist interests.More and more Latinos/as, especially the youth, recognize that politicians who change depending on which way the wind is blowing are not people who can defend you. Latino/a youth have gone through a period that has led them to conclude, as one youth declared in Chicago, “Liberation, not deportation!”That is why Workers World Party’s Moorehead/Lilly 2016 presidential campaign says that this system must be overturned in order for humanity to survive. We are taking our message to the Democratic and Republican conventions this summer. No racist wall! No Hispandering! No capitalism!Gutierrez is the campaign manager for WWP’s Moorehead/Lilly 2016 presidential campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Councillors can reasonably expect more capital funding for Donegal – Neely

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Seamus NeelyMembers of Donegal County Council can reasonably expect the government to increase capital finding to the county in the months ahead.That’s according to County Manager Seamus Neely, who was speaking to Highland Radio News after members voted yesterday to maintain Property Tax in Donegal at its current level.Members voted by 20 votes to nine, with three abstentions.Seamus Neely says that will allow him and his officials maintain services, but they will be looking for more……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/sneely10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Councillors can reasonably expect more capital funding for Donegal – Neely Google+center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Previous articleSinn Fein “more interested in Gaza than Donegal” – Mc GowanNext articleMcGinn sizes up the key duels in Tyrone Senior Final News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 27, 2014 last_img read more

Shop targeted in Derry owned by Bridgend businessman

first_imgNews It’s emerged that a shop targeted by armed robbers in Derry on Tuesday night is owned by a businessman whose Donegal home was targeted last month.Police in the city say their investigations are continuing, and are appealing for information.Three masked men entered the premises in Great James Street on Tuesday evening at a quarter to ten.One of them is thought to have had a gun, another was armed with a hammer and the third man had a knife.A sum of money and a mobile phone were taken.No one was physically injured in the robbery but a 16 year old member of staff was left badly shaken.The three men were described as being about 5ft 11ins tall and had their faces partially covered.It’s emerged the shop is owned by Kevin Doherty, who was held at gunpoint in his Bridgend home almost three ago. His wife and 18 month daughter were also threatened.He was forced to hand over a substantial sum of money on that occasion. Google+ Shop targeted in Derry owned by Bridgend businessman WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePlans for scrap metal recycling facility before An Bord PleanalaNext articleMan arrested in connection with Strabane St.Patrick’s Day stabbings News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest By News Highland – December 8, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more