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How I’d protect my financial future with a passive income from dividend shares

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 31st December, 2020 See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Enter Your Email Address 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. 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.center_img With all the unexpected changes we’ve experienced in 2020, securing our financial futures has become an ever more important endeavour. Financially speaking, so many of us live life in the moment, never thinking much further ahead than the end of the month. This is all fine when the bills are being met and life’s ticking along, but it’s a disaster waiting to happen when circumstances change for the worse. For those with a little extra cash to spare each month, I think the stock market is a great place to invest for the future. And with dividend shares, I can even generate a passive income.Is now a good time to invest?Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says we should be greedy when others are fearful. What he means by this is that there are great stock bargains to be found when the majority are panic-selling. Buying shares in a downturn and holding them until positive sentiment returns is a method that’s made many millionaires. That’s one reason I think it’s a good time to start investing in the stock market.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…By putting money into the stock market, I’m able to grow my income and build wealth to protect my financial future. The key is to choose quality companies with a history of paying a dividend yield and a promising future outlook. Of course, with many quality companies suffering and dividends being cut, this is slightly harder in the current climate.Choosing dividend sharesWith the future still relatively unknown, stock picking becomes trickier. Nevertheless, I don’t think we should write it off as a bad idea. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 contain many fantastic UK companies. And I’m sure plenty of them will see their share prices soar in the coming five to 10 years (and possibly sooner if the world can get back to normal this year). By weighing a company’s strengths and weaknesses, I can make an informed decision and buy shares with confidence.While the recent resurgence in Covid-19 cases has caused more restrictions, we need to remember the vaccine rollout is happening. This is so important because it provides hope in a time of anxiety. But asides from this, Britons have proved themselves to be very resilient and quick to adapt to change. As have UK businesses. The Office for National Statistics reported that November retail sales suffered less than expected during the second English lockdown. This is encouraging and gives hope that we’ll return to a new form of normality later in 2021.With a passive income in mindTo protect my financial future, I’m researching stocks and making a list of great companies to buy in the coming months. To help build a passive income, those with a dividend yield or the likelihood of a dividend comeback are at the top.When I consider a company’s future, I’m thinking five years ahead at a minimum. I want to generate a passive income, while building capital gains for a nest egg.As an example, if I invest £250 a month, at an effective annual interest rate of 6% for 35 years, I can look forward to a substantial return of over £345k. Dividend shares help with compounding and boosting the annual rate of return. 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Rugby World – December 2013 edition contents

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Awesome foursome: Chris Ashton, Conor Murray, Jonathan Davies and Matt Scott all feature in this month’s issueTHE AUTUMN Internationals are here and the December issue of Rugby World is packed with features on the game’s biggest names. England wing Chris Ashton explains why last season was his most challenging yet and vows to be better in this campaign, while Wales centre Jonathan Davies, Ireland No 9 Conor Murray and Scotland’s Matt Scott look ahead to a tough series of November Tests.We also get the view from the southern hemisphere – Wallaby Israel Folau gives us an insight into his life, find out what Springboks Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis were like growing up, and read Stuart Barnes’s view on the All Black fly-half conundrum: is this the end for Dan Carter?On top of all that, we have a brand-new women’s section – England flanker Marlie Packer is the first player to feature – and all the news from the grass-roots game. Plus, Stephen Jones gives his advice to youth coaches everywhere. This is the full list of contents – and you can find out where to buy your copy here or download our free magazine finder app here.SidelinesA look at the new RWC 2003 film, Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson, this month’s Tier Two Test schedule, a women’s rugby breakthrough in Brunei, 30 Minutes with Australia hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau, two exciting prospects in Hotshots and moreLet’s get physical: Richard Hibbard wrestles with Dan LydiateColumnistsJoe Schmidt – Ireland’s new head coach looks ahead to a challenging autumnTrevor Woodman – The World Cup-winning prop on his memories from 2003James Robson – The Lions doctor gives his verdict on the big concussion issueSpotlightsRichard Hibbard – Wales’ hard man is ready to take on mighty oppositionBilly Twelvetrees – Can the Gloucester centre solve England’s midfield muddle?Rory Best – The Ireland hooker says the pressure is on this monthRuaridh Jackson – The fly-half is eager to lead Scotland’s attackFeaturesChris Ashton – The England wing opens up on his most challenging year yet and is ready to bounce backConor Murray – The Lions boosted the Ireland scrum-half’s confidence and now he wants three Test winsJonathan Davies – The Wales centre is ready to take on more responsibility going into the four-Test series Uncovered – Welsh referee Nigel OwensTour Tale – Who made a costly mistake?center_img Matt Scott – Scotland’s No 12 believes he can cut it with the world’s best this NovemberThe Big Debate – Do Argentina need a Super Rugby team? Read these two opposing views, then voteMemories: relive England’s 2003 World Cup triumph with our photo specialSouth Africa – The remarkable upbringing of Jannie and Bismarck du PlessisAustralia – Wallaby wonder Israel Folau talks through his life and timesNew Zealand – Is this the end for Dan Carter? Stuart Barnes on Kiwi No 10s2003 World Cup – Remember England’s global triumphStephen Jones – Our columnist on why coaching isn’t important – players areAdvice sectionPro insight – England Sevens’ top tipsFitness – A conditioning workoutPro playbook – Paul Grayson’s scrum moveMini rugby – How to kick a drop-goalRegularsRugby focus – All the news from the clubs, schools and women’s circuitEssentials – The latest books and productslast_img read more

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Global religious leaders call on G8 to ‘strike at causes…

first_img Rector Washington, DC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Archbishop of Canterbury, Ecumenical & Interreligious, April 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm Episcopalians it is in our rejoicing that brings God to us:Oh Lord wipe every tear we are crying not yet tears of joy we hurt needful of Your Love as you lift our eyes oh Lord put a smile in all heartscast all fears from us take all darkness awaysend Your Graceoh Lord answer every prayer we love to praise YouBless us with Your Presence as You lift our headsoh Lord dance upon the earthas You lift us to Heavenfill our lives with joyin a twinkling of an eye we are changedYou are hereIt is Love these days that fulfills Churches all. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Anglican Communion, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET April 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm The poor and middle income people of the United States are feeling as if we are being held hostage by the extremely rich. That is, not only are the rich exempt from paying their share of taxes (many pay none at all), but they are able to use their vast wealth to lobby, pay for and control the country to their advantage; in order to hoard their wealth and power. It has become a spiral of injustice which has gotten out of hand. The poor, elderly and disadvantaged are becoming disenfranchised with no apparent place to turn for relief or to make their voices heard. We march, we demonstrate we call our congressmen… all seemingly in vain due to oppression by the very wealthy. The church is told it has no place in politics, but I disagree. If we are to uphold the teachings of our faiths, to live by commitment to our beliefs, then I believe that we as a religious body need to shout out collectively in support of the poor and struggling middle class people. Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Dark green shows members of the Group of Eight (G8), the governments of eight of the world’s wealthiest countries. Light green represents the European Union. (This Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons image/multimedia is from the user Holek and is freely available at //commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:G8_organization.svg under the creative commons cc-by-sa 2.5 Poland license.)[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby are among 80 religious leaders who have written to the G8 heads of government urging them to keep promises on foreign aid and to “help to create an environment that encourages the conditions for inclusive, equitable and sustainable economic growth.”The G8, or the Group of Eight, is an assembly of world leaders who meet annually to discuss global issues.The G8 is made up of heads of government from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union also is represented at meetings.The 39th G8 summit will be held in the U.K. June 17-18.The full text of the letter and its signatories follows.To G8 Heads of Government,Today marks the start of the 1000 day countdown to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline. It is an appropriate moment to pause and to reflect on progress to date.Development is working. But challenges remain. The number of people living in extreme poverty has been halved ahead of time and 14,000 fewer children die each day than in 1990. Yet 1 in 8 people still go to bed hungry every night and over 2 million die of malnutrition each year.Even as conversations accelerate as to what ought to replace the MDGs, we should not slacken our efforts towards realising existing goals. Meeting the remaining targets, while challenging, is possible – but only if governments do not waiver from the moral and political commitments made over a decade ago.Thirteen years on from the start of the Millennium the values and principles that drive these goals are as imperative as ever. The financial crisis may be a reason but is not an excuse for hesitation or deferral. The MDGs remind us that in addition to providing for the well being of our own societies, we have a collective responsibility to uphold human dignity and the common good at the global level. Each individual has a value that can never be lost and must never be ignored.With a focus on tax, trade and transparency, the UK Presidency of the G8 this year has the potential to advance the MDG agenda in ways that strike at the underlying causes of poverty, in particular by ensuring the wealth created by developing countries is not lost through unfair tax practices, a lack of transparency or a failure to secure the benefits of trade for developing countries.As religious leaders from across the G8 we recommend that our Heads of Government take the following actions when they meet in June. First, fulfil existing commitments to spend 0.7% of national income on aid. Secondly, launch a G8 Convention on Tax Transparency committing signatory countries to prevent individuals and companies from hiding wealth so that it’s untraceable. Thirdly, press for greater financial transparency from governments of developing countries so that the citizens of these countries can hold their governments to account for the money they spend.Reaching a purposeful consensus on these areas won’t be easy. But, if the political will and moral leadership is forthcoming, this year’s G8 could help to create an environment that encourages the conditions for inclusive, equitable and sustainable economic growth – conditions that are desperately needed if we are to realise the MDGs and even greater things beyond.Yours,1. The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin WelbyLord Archbishop of Canterbury (UK)2. The Most Revd Vincent NicholsArchbishop of Westminster (UK)3. The Most Revd Philip TartagliaArchbishop of Glasgow (UK)4. Rt Revd Albert O. BogleModerator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (UK)5. The Most Revd David ChillingworthBishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and DunblanePrimus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (UK)6. Revd Jonathan EdwardsGeneral Secretary, Baptist Union of Great Britain7. Mr Paul ParkerRecording Clerk, Religious Society of Friends of Great Britain8. Mrs Val MorrisonGeneral Secretary of the United Reformed Church (UK)9. Rev Dr Michael JagessarModerator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (UK)10. Rev Dr Mark WakelinPresident of the Conference of the Methodist Church in Britain11. Revd Simon WalklingModerator, National Synod of Wales of the United Reformed Church12. Rev R. Kenneth LindsayPresident of the Methodist Church in Ireland13. Archbishop Paul HackmanTrans-Atlantic and Pacific Alliances of Churches (UK)14. Commissioner Clive AdamsTerritorial Commander, Salvation Army, UK and ROI15. Revd Joel EdwardsDirector, Micah Challenge International16. Rt Revd Mar TheodosiusDiocesan Epicsopa, Mar Thoma Church (UK)17. Rev Michael HeaneyGeneral Secretary of the Congregational Federation (UK)18. Rev Torbjørn HoltChairman, Council of Lutheran Churches in the UK19. Rt Revd Munib YounanPresident, Lutheran World Federation (Jordan)20. Ravinder Kaur NijjarCo-Chair of Religions for Peace European Women of Faith Network (UK)21. Lord Indarjit Singh,Network of Sikh Organisations (UK)22. Mr Julian BondDirector, Christian-Muslim Forum (UK)23. Dr Natubhai Shah,Chair/CEO Jain Network (UK)24. Bhai Sahib, Bhai Mohinder Singh AhluwaliaChairman, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (UK)25. National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom and on behalf of its sister Assemblies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United States26. Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra,Christian Muslim Forum Co-Chair and Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain27. Mr Toufik Kacimi,Christian Muslim Forum President28. Ayatollah Dr Sayyid Fadhil Al-Milani,Christian Muslim Forum President, and Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Centre (UK)29. Dr Manazir Ahsan,Co-Chair Inter Faith Network, Director General Islamic Foundation (UK)30. Mr Yousif Al-Khoei,Director, Al-Khoei Foundation UK31. Mr Ramesh Pattni,Co-Chair Hindu Christian Forum, Hindu Forum of Britain32. Mr Nitin Palan,BAPS Swaminarayan Hindu Mandir (UK)33. Mr Malcolm Deboo,President, Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe34. Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari,Chairman of the East London Mosque, and former Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain35. Rabbi Dr Tony BayfieldThe Movement for Reform Judaism (UK)36. Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner,Movement Rabbi for the Movement for Reform Judaism (UK)37. Rabbi Natan Levy,Interfaith and Social Action consultant, Board of Deputies of British Jews38. Rabbi Danny RichChief Executive, Liberal Judaism (UK)39. Rabbi Jonathan WittenbergSenior Rabbi of the Masorti Movement (UK)40. Rabbi Avrohom PinterCharedi Rabbi (UK)41. Rt Revd Paul HendricksAuxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Southwark and Co-Chair, Christian Muslim Forum (UK)42. Anjum AnwarDialogue Development Officer, exChange Project, Blackburn Cathedral; Chair, Woman’s Voice; Trustee, Christian Muslim Forum (UK)43. His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of FranceEcumenical Patriarchate, President of the Conference of European Churches (Fra)44. The Most Revd. Dr. Katharine Jefferts SchoriPresiding Bishop and Primate, Episcopal Church (USA)45. Rabbi Richard A. MarkerFormer Chair, Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders (USA)46. Mr Dave CourcheneElder and Spiritual Leader, Anishnabe Nation, Eagle Clan (Canada)47. Mrs Pascale FremondPresident, Religions for Peace Canada48. Victor C. GoldbloomCompanion of the Order of Canada, Past Chair, National Executive, Canadian Jewish Congress49. The Most Revd Fred HiltzArchbishop of the Anglican Church of Canada50. Mr Mark Huyser-WierengaChair of the Board, Citizens for Public Justice (Canada)51. Rt Revd Susan C. JohnsonNational Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada52. Mobeenuddin H. Khaja, O.Ont.President, Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada53. The Right Revd Gary PatersonModerator, the United Church of Canada54. Pandit Roopnauth SharmaPresident Hindu Federation and Spiritual Leader Shri Ram Mandir, Mississauga (Canada)55. Mr. Prem Singh VinningPresident, World Sikh Organization of Canada56. The Rev. Dr. James ChristieDirector, Ridd Institute for Religion and Global Policy, University of Winnipeg, Canada57. The Rev. Dr. Karen HamiltonGeneral Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches58. Major Jim ChampPresident, The Canadian Council of Churches59. Dr. h.c. Nikolaus SchneiderChair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany60. Bishop Martin SchindehütteHead of the Department for Ecumenical Relations and Ministries Abroad, Evangelical Church in Germany61. Rev. Regina ClaasGeneral Secretary, Union of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany62. Revd Martin AffolderbachGeneral Secretary, G8 Religious Leaders’ Summit Germany63. Prof. Dr. Johannes LähnemannVice Secretary of the Round Tables of Religions in Germany64. Rabbi Dr. Henry G. BrandtGeneral Rabbi Conference of the Central Council of Jews in Germany65. Mr Bekir AlbogaDeputy General Secretary of the Turkish Islamic Union of the Public Institution for Religion (Germany)66. Dr. Timmo GuezelmansurHead of the Center for Christian Muslim Dialogue of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference in Germany67. Hilary Keachie,Protestant Youth Federation Germany68. Prof. Dr. Assaad Elias Kattan,Orthodox Churches in Germany69. Rt Revd Prof. Dr. Martin HeinProtestant Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck (Germany)70. Mr Michael GerhardCouncil of the Buddhist Union in Germany71. Most Rev. Masanori YoshimuraPresident, Japanese Association of Religious OrganizationsPatriarch, Shinto Shinshu-kyo (Japan)72. Most Ven. Yukei MatsunagaHonorary President, G8 Religious Leaders Summit 2008Patriarch, Shingon Esoteric Buddhism (Japan)73. Very Ven. Koho MurayamaPresident, International Religious FellowshipLord Chancellor, Soto Zen Buddhism (Japan)74. Most Revd. Mitsuo MiyakePresident, International Association for Religious FreedomSenior Chief Minister, Shinto Konko Church of Izuo (Japan)75. Most Ven. Jisho OmoriPatriarch, Benten-shu BuddhismChief Abbot, Myoohji Temple (Japan)76. Most Ven. Nisshin MatsushitaPatriarch, Honmon Hokke-shu Lotus BuddhismChief Abbot, Myorenji Temple (Japan)77. Rev. Takeshi NishidaPresident, Itto-en Religious CommunityAdviser, Religion for Peace (Japan)78. Most Revd. Tsunetada MayumiChief Priest, Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine (Japan)79. Yoshinobu MiyakeGeneral Secretary, G8 Religious Leaders’ Summit Japan80. Maulana Mohammed Shahid Raza, Muslim College stewart david wigdor says: Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Global religious leaders call on G8 to ‘strike at causes of poverty’ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab By ENS staffPosted Apr 5, 2013 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Poverty & Hunger, Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (2) Submit a Job Listing Carolyn Sorrell says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more

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Appeal to Donetsk officials on behalf of missing Borotba activists

first_imgMaxim FirsovWorkers World is publishing this urgent statement from the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Ukrainian leftist political activists Maxim Firsov, Victor Shapinov and Maria Muratova are missing in Donetsk.At around 3 p.m. on Dec. 21, the Borotba members were kidnapped by unknown persons. The kidnappers introduced themselves as members of Battalion Vostok of the Donetsk People’s Militia.Victor ShapinovAccording to the information available to us, the comrades are being held together with captured Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers in the commandant’s office on Elevatornaya Street in Donetsk city.Communists Shapinov, Firsov and Muratova have fought all their lives against the Ukrainian ultranationalists and oligarchs, and were persecuted in Kiev and Odessa for their stance against the Ukrainian authorities.Today, Battalion Vostok agreed to a plan, issuing from the Ukrainian side, to exchange a Ukrainian reconnaissance and sabotage group for imprisoned members of the people’s militia.Maria MuratovaIf our comrades fall into the hands of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), they face repression in the dungeons of the Kiev junta. There is the threat of death from Ukrainian fascist militants.We appeal to Donetsk People’s Republic Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko, Denis Pushilin, Battalion “Vostok” Commander Alexander Sergeyevich Khodakovsky, Boris A. Litvinov and Dr. Andrei Purgin to intervene in the situation and take measures to release the anti-fascists Victor Shapinov, Maxim Firsov and Maria Muratova.Workers World contributing editor Greg Butterfield translated this statement.Photos: BorotbaFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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South African students win moratorium on tuition hikes

first_imgOct. 26 — South African President Jacob Zuma announced a moratorium on planned tuition increases of 6 percent on Oct. 23. These fee hikes were scheduled to go into effect for 2016 as Africa’s most industrialized state faces a burgeoning economic crisis of sluggish growth and increasing uncertainty in the labor market. The president’s proclamation came as two weeks of student protests closed universities  in Pretoria, Fort Hare, Johannesburg, Cape Town and other cities and towns. The Twitter hashtag, #feesmustfall, became a rallying cry for students throughout South Africa. They demonstrated in the streets, at the parliament building in Cape Town, the Union Building in Pretoria and even outside the ruling African National Congress party headquarters at Luthuli House.South African students demand lower fees and free education.At the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, a premier higher educational institution, administrators closed the campus after protests on Oct. 14. These demonstrations rapidly spread to other campuses and shut many down.The Witwatersrand Acting Student Representative Council President, Shaeera Kalla, explained a broader context, “There is a majority of Black students every year who are academically excluded from this university and financially excluded from this university. That is the reality and we are tired of that reality.” (enca.com, Oct. 16)Government officials and vice chancellors, who were meeting in Durban the week of Oct. 12 during the National Education Summit to discuss the state of higher education, were taken off-guard by the protests. Witwatersrand University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib, was compelled to leave the conference and immediately return to Johannesburg to meet with protesting students. The administration at Witwatersrand, which is at the center of the nationwide dispute, had proposed increases in registration, tuition and accommodation fees by an average of 10 percent for 2016. Despite Zuma’s announcement, student protests continued on Oct. 26. At Witwatersrand, student activists interrupted a university senate meeting designed to discuss the resumption of the academic program. They demanded the senate address the demand for free university education, among others.The Oct. 26 South African Mail & Guardian reported that on most campuses students continued the protests: “They are demanding free education for all and that universities stop the outsourcing of staff and services.” Education reflects broader challengesThe problem of higher education affordability is a manifestation of the increasing economic crisis in South Africa where the government, due to its adoption of neoliberal policies, has been unable to implement free education, a mandate of the 1955 Freedom Charter. Since the ANC took office in 1994, assistance to students pursuing postsecondary education has increased substantially. Nevertheless, these measures have not adequately met the demands of working-class and poor communities. Additionally, South Africa’s university system allows individual schools to determine internal governance issues such as fee increases, and student and labor affairs. Many aspects of the former apartheid system of institutional racism and class bias remain in the functional framework of education.On Oct. 21, when Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene was delivering the midterm budget before parliament, police were using teargas to disperse the thousands of students demonstrating outside the building. That did not deter the students from battling with security personnel.Nene reported that the national debt has grown from 26 percent to 47 percent of the gross domestic product since the 2008-09 global economic crises when South Africa instituted countercyclical measures to combat the downturn. The growth of debt service is a major concern for bond ratings agencies, which can determine the cost of borrowing and foreign capital’s investments in the national economy. These developments are aggravated by the decline in the rand’s value, which has slipped to the level of more than 13 to 1 against the U.S. dollar; it was about 7 to 1 in 2007. Nene’s administration expects the debt to rise another $44 billion over the next three years, while stabilizing as a percentage of the GDP.  Debt service is the government’s fastest growing expense. Many of these difficulties stem directly from declining prices for commodity exports — and capitalist relations of production, where private businesses seek to cut labor costs amid declining currency values.Debate intensifies inside Tripartite AllianceThe Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr. Blade Nzimande, who is also the Secretary General of the South African Communist Party, has been criticized for not acting decisively to solve the problems of increasing fees for education. The South African press also reported that some youth leaders, including newly elected ANC Youth League President Collen Maine have called for Nzimande’s resignation.Others in the Tripartite Alliance — the ANC, SACP and Congress of South African Trade Unions — have rejected what they describe as “scapegoating” of Nzimande, saying that the problems of higher education cannot be assessed independent of the overall capitalist crisis. Nzimande told the South African press agency eNCA on Oct. 26, “There is enough money in this country. The problem is that a lot of it is in the private sector.” He added that “not all universities can afford to pay even a cent towards this” and that although the higher education sector is largely funded through state revenues, the private sector must increase support.The SACP, ANC, along with the Economic Freedom Fighters, the Democratic Alliance and other opposition parties, have taken varying positions on this question in a wide-ranging debate. Accusations from elements in the ANC and the SACP say they support the demand for free education. However, there could be other political aspects to the struggle and views about the demonstrations.A polemic between the SACP and the ANC has surfaced about the ANC’s National General Council held Oct. 8-11. The African Communist, a theoretical journal of the SACP, openly criticized the General Council’s program in its third quarter issue, saying there needs to be a move away from neoliberal economic policy through larger state spending geared toward correcting the legacy of apartheid and colonialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Release Mumia now!

first_imgPhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police have done everything possible to silence Mumia Abu-Jamal and bury his fight for justice. In February their obstruction even included filing a “King’s Bench” petition – which sidesteps and preempts all other judicial or appeal procedures – to attempt a change in venue for his appeals hearing.Pam Africa speaking at Dec. 9 press conference to ‘Free Mumia Now!’                    Credit: Joe PietteBut Abu-Jamal’s global supporters, insisting on his innocence and demanding his immediate release, have other ideas.Twice recently, a broad coalition of U.S. and international groups and individuals has succeeded in gaining major media coverage for the former Black Panther and journalist, who is Pennsylvania’s best-known political prisoner. On Nov. 16, former football star and Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick issued a statement in support of Abu-Jamal. This aired during a virtual press conference that included prison abolitionist leader Dr. Angela Davis, and other luminaries. Mainstream media, including CNN, have continued to raise Abu-Jamal’s case as a result.On Dec. 9, on the 39th anniversary of Abu-Jamal’s unjust incarceration, supporters again caught the attention of the media with a live press conference in West Philadelphia near Malcolm X Park. There, less than two months earlier, anti-police brutality protesters clashed with Philadelphia police following the cop shooting of Walter Wallace, Jr.The anniversary gathering also included a free food giveaway and the launch of Abu-Jamal’s newest book, “Murder Incorporated Vol. 3: Perfecting Tyranny.” Those attending were treated to free donuts and coffee as several news outlets and independent journalists covered the event, despite the bitterly cold and windy weather. (More information available at prisonradiostore.com.)Marking the day that Abu-Jamal was shot and wrongly arrested for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer, the event was organized by a coalition that included Mobilization4Mumia, Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, International Concerned Friends & Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal, and MOVE.Speakers included Pam Africa, Minister of Confrontation for International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Mumia’s spouse, Wadiya Jamal; Noelle Hanrahan with Prison Radio; Yahné Ndgo from Black Alliance for Peace; Ted Kelly with the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party; Razakhan Wali of Nation TIME Judicial Research; Gabriel Bryant with the Black Philly Radical Collective, and others.Pam Africa unveiled a local campaign to rename a Philadelphia street “Mumia Abu-Jamal Way.” Freed MOVE 9 members Janet and Janine Africa spoke and denounced the Philadelphia City Council’s recent apology for the city having imprisoned them for 41 years, calling it a “public relations stunt.”Janine Africa stated: “An apology with no action behind it is meaningless. Show us a symbol of your sincerity by releasing Mumia Abu-Jamal.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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M&S key link to city centre project

first_imgCouncil to seek expressions of interest in large tract of landEXPRESSIONS of interest in a prime city centre site are to be sought by City Council, which could result in the long awaited arrival of Marks & Spencer.It is understood that M&S are part of current negotiations, as are the Roche Group, which has leased its former Roches Stores premises to Debenhams.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The area involved includes Sarsfield Street, lower O’Connell Street and Liddy Street, as well as the vacated Dunnes Stores site and a section of Arthur’s Quay Park.An impeccable source has confirmed to the Limerick Post that although the council will officially advertise for expressions of interest, “there really is only one gig in town, and that is the developer, Michael Tiernan.”It has also been confirmed that a prominent Limerick city business woman is involved.Some years ago, the Limerick Post exclusively revealed Mr Tiernan’s plan to demolish the aforementioned city centre block.The proposed development, put on hold when the Opera Centre was approved, is now, according to reliable sources, “ready to roll.”Marks and Spencer are being sought as anchor tenant, and serious talks are taking place.“The area is ripe for development and there is no impediment to the title, if approval is given by the Department of the Marine,” the Limerick Post was toldShortly before going to press, this newspaper was informed that Mr Tiernan, brother-in-law of accountant Gerry Boland, closely associated with JP McManus, is also keen to purchase the Opera Centre, which would be a welcome development for the council.Another source told the Limerick Post: “Mr Tiernan, who developed the Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre, would ideally like to attract M&S to the city.“Such a move would gain the goodwill of the council, which would have reservations about any possible entry of M&S into Arthur’s Quay Park, a proposal which had been put on the table”. WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsM&S key link to city centre projectBy admin – September 1, 2011 562 Twitter Email Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Print Linkedin Previous articleParent fumes at €650+ voluntary contributionNext article‘Cops’ on trail of copper thieves in city and county adminlast_img read more

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Visiting restrictions at Limerick hospital over flu cases

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick gardai renew appeal for missing Tipperary teen Previous articleLimerick council prepares for Storm EleanorNext articleLimerick quays flooding as #StormEleanor hits Editor WhatsApp Twitter University Hospital LimerickVisiting restrictions have been put in place at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) following confirmation of a number of cases of flu.As of 2pm this afternoon, there were seven confirmed positive cases of flu at UHL with a number of other patients symptomatic.As flu can be carried in to the hospital by patients or visitors, a spokeswoman for the UL Hospitals Group said it is necessary with immediate effect to restrict visitors to one person per patient only.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We also wish to remind members of the public that visiting hours are from 2 to 4pm and from 6 to 9pm only and are to be strictly adhered to. Children should not be brought on visits anywhere in the hospital. Parents visiting children are unaffected by the restrictions but are advised not to bring siblings.“All infection control measures are in place and every effort is being made to manage and contain the spread of the flu. Patients are being isolated as appropriate.“People with flu like symptoms are advised to contact their GP by phone in the first instance and avoid presenting at the emergency department at UHL.“UHL has been experiencing a high number of patients attending the emergency department in recent days.  We have admitted a lot of seriously ill patients recently, many of who remain in the emergency department awaiting a bed.“We are asking people to think about all their care and treatment options and keep emergency department services for the patients who need them most.  For example, many patients with limb injuries can go to an Injury Unit in Ennis, Nenagh or St John’s Hospital. Others with a less serious illness can be treated by their GP who can refer them to an Assessment Unit the following day if required.“However, if you are seriously injured or ill or are worried your life is at risk the ED will assess and treat you as a priority.See practical advice on how to mind yourself when you’re sick here Beyond the neon runes Email Planning in for temporary Emergency Department beds center_img TAGSAssessment Unitconfirmed casesemergency departmentEnnisfluinfection control measuresisolatednenaghst johns hospitalsymptomsuniversity hospital limerickvisiting restrictions NewsHealthVisiting restrictions at Limerick hospital over flu casesBy Editor – January 2, 2018 2454 No comment on reports that virus victim is medical professional Ennis school children learn how to “Keep Safe” with multi-agency roadshow Linkedin Advertisement Print Listless Limerick limp out of Munster Hurling Championshiplast_img read more

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‘Fresh Blood’ in demand for horror film workshop

first_imgParticipants in the ‘Fresh Blood’ annual horror filmmaking workshop.THE Fresh Film Festival’s annual horror filmmaking workshop ‘Fresh Blood’ will take place at Tait House Community Enterprise this Saturday and Sunday.A timely Halloween event, ‘Fresh Blood’ is an intense weekend of horror filmmaking, where participants explore the horror genre with screenings of short films, discussion, and exercises to develop a horror story for the screen.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The two-day event will help participants creating an original short film with the help of a team of professionals and it culminates in the shooting of an original short film in the grounds of Tait House.Open to anyone between the ages of 13-19 with an interest in horror filmmaking, this year’s theme is ‘Behind the Mask’ – recognising that the faces of others can be masks hiding unknown terrors.Fresh Film has helped many young Irish filmmakers start their careers, including Conor McMahon who made his debut in the world of film back in 1997 when he placed second in Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards with his trilogy of horror films, including one called ‘Maniac’.“I think Fresh Film for me was really important early on in my career because as a young filmmaker at the time I was just making short films, and I didn’t really know other people who were making shorts as well, so it was a great feeling to have all of us come together and see what other people were doing,” said Conor.“I also won an award at my first Fresh International Film Festival and it gave me something I could be proud of and helped knock away the doubts I felt about what I was doing. I think that’s really important when you’re younger and you’re thinking of going down this path.”Since the debut of his first film, Conor has had a successful career as both a director and editor of movies and tv shows and has won various awards for his work, including best short at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain and first prize in the Kodak Commercial Awards in London.The workshop costs €20 per person; for more information, or to book a place, email [email protected] call for entries for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2020 is also now open. Closing date is Friday, January 24. Details at www.freshfilmfestival.comby Kathy [email protected] WhatsApp Advertisement Email Print Ella Nethercott wins Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year 2021 Fresh International FilmFestival offers a stellar line up of events in celebration of it 25th Anniversary Limerick Post Show | Fresh International Film Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLand Without God | #WeAreLimerick Episode 30Next articleSunday evening free concert at St Mary’s Cathedral Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin LifestyleArtsNewsEducation‘Fresh Blood’ in demand for horror film workshopBy Staff Reporter – October 31, 2019 173 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSartsCommunityfilmFresh Film FestivalLimerick City and CountyNewsyouth Twitter Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

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OCC Head Stresses Collaboration in Maintaining Sound International Banking

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago OCC Head Stresses Collaboration in Maintaining Sound International Banking Tagged with: Comptroller FATF OCC Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Sandra Lane Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Welcomes New President Next: MHA Releases Year-End Results. What’s Changed?  Print This Post Sandra Lane has extensive experience covering the default servicing industry. She contributed regularly to DS News’ predecessor, REO Magazine, from 2004 to 2006, covering local market trends, the effects of macroeconomic shifts on market conditions, and “big-picture” analyses of industry-driving indicators. But her understanding of the mortgage and real estate business extends even beyond those pre-crisis days. She is a former real estate broker and grew up in what she calls “a real estate family.” A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, she has written articles for various newspapers and trade journals, as well as company communications for several major corporations. Home / Daily Dose / OCC Head Stresses Collaboration in Maintaining Sound International Banking The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Comptroller FATF OCC 2017-03-13 Sandra Lane in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily March 13, 2017 1,448 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago “Collaboration” was a key word used generously in the address given by Thomas J. Curry, comptroller of the currency, to the International Bankers Annual Conference on Monday in Washington, D.C. As various federal agencies now face drastic changes and even elimination under the new Trump administration, Curry spoke of “the necessity of maintaining certain safeguards and high standards.” “Some will suggest easing safeguards,” he said. “A few will even suggest eliminating them. Others will remember that the worst loans are made in the best of times and urge continued vigilance to build capital and liquidity so that it is available when the tide turns.”  He said that this is a reasonable policy discussion to have domestically and internationally and is a debate as old as banking itself. “During times like these, I think it is helpful to stress two things that remain constant in financial regulation,” he said, “the importance of international collaboration and the value of effective supervision. He went on to say that In times of change and uncertainty, collaboration among domestic and international supervisors provides perhaps its greatest value, because it takes the best from each to create something greater than any one of them individually. As head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Curry said that he had made collaboration a strategic priority and core value for the agency. “Collaboration is a powerful word,” he said. “For me, collaboration involves including diverse groups with different interests working together to achieve a common goal.”As an example of collaboration, he cited that since 1989, bank supervisors from member countries of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have been collaborating in the fight against terrorism and money laundering. “By monitoring international progress in implementing effective safeguards against money laundering and terrorist financing, the FATF works to identify national-level vulnerabilities with the aim of protecting the international financial system as a whole from misuse,” he said. He also said that the OCC’s work in the FATF is complemented by its representation on the Anti-Money Laundering Expert Group (AMLEG) of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. “Our AMLEG membership enables us to collaborate with other bank supervisors from around the globe in the interpretation and implementation of the FATF standards in our respective jurisdictions,” he said. “This collaboration promotes consistency in supervisory expectations across the many jurisdictions in which our banks operate and their customers do business.”  In closing, Curry said he wanted to leave a reminder that the fundamentals of banking remain the same: strong capital, ample liquidity, controlled leverage, and limited concentrations. “These are lessons we remember during a crisis, but sometimes forget during extended periods of good times,” he said. “The safeguards implemented since the crisis of 2008 restored confidence in the system by focusing on these basic principles of sound banking.” He said that as a result, banks are growing in the United States, and have returned to profitability. “At the same time, they are better equipped to weather a downturn than at any time in my professional memory,” he explained. “And that’s a good thing, because as professional risk managers and bankers, we know that sooner or later that downturn will come. When it does, the work we have done since 2008 will soften the blow. We must not forget the lessons of the past crisis. There is exceptional value in strong supervision, value that regrettably sometimes only becomes clear in its absence. We cannot let our guard down.” Subscribelast_img read more

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