Standard Chartered profit up

first_img Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Wednesday 2 March 2011 4:09 am Tags: NULL whatsapp Asia-focussed Standard Chartered Bank earnings met expectations, reporting a 52 per cent rise in second-half net profit amid strong growth in emerging markets.The bank reported a net profit of $2.13bn (£1.31bn) for July-December, up from $1.4bn a year earlier.Standard Chartered is based in London but generates more than 80 per cent of its profit in Asia and other emerging markets. center_img Standard Chartered profit up by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Show Comments ▼ John Dunne whatsapplast_img read more

ICC World Cup 2019: Meet the 10 captains

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BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check The artistes to perform at the big ICC World Cup 2019 stage are finalised. India alongside hosts England start favourites. Resurgent Australia and South Africa are formidable contenders. Debutants Afghanistan are tipped to pull off a few surprises.The much-anticipated ten-team competition in England and Wales would start from May 30. Only three of the ten captains have the experience of leading their side in the ICC World Cup. For the other seven, ICC World Cup 2019 will be a new experience as skipper of their national teams. 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OnlineUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoEoin Morgan, Jason Holder and Mashrafe Mortaza are the only one to return to the giant stage as the captains of hosts England, West Indies and Bangladesh respectively.In cricket the captains, unlike football, play the most crucial role to shape the destiny of their team. As euphoria for the World Cup 2019 is building up, International Cricket Council has analysed how each captain based on his captaincy record can influence the games.Photo Courtesy: ICCAfghanistan – Gulbadin NaibGulbadin Naib along with his side will be making the ICC World Cup debut as captain. He is also set to lead in an international game for the first time. Naib was recently named the new Afghanistan ODI captain, taking over from Asghar Afghan, as the Afghanistan Cricket Board adopted a split captaincy system, featuring a different leader for each of the three formats. With no past leadership experience, how Naib fares in his new role remains to be seen. His credentials as a player: 807 runs in 52 ODIs to go alongside 40 wickets.Photo Courtesy: ICCAustralia – Aaron FinchAaron Finch has the experience of leading the Kangaroos in only 18 ODIs till date. His team has won 10 of them at a 56% success rate. He was handed the reigns of one of the most formidable national cricket team in October last year. He has steadily built the team. Nine of Australia’s 10 wins under Finch has come since January this year. Finch struggled with the bat for a good chunk of his captaincy period, before regaining form in the series against Pakistan in March, when he scored two centuries and as many fifties.Photo Courtesy: ICCBangladesh – Mashrafe MortazaOne of the most experienced members of the side, Mashrafe Mortaza will be leading Bangladesh for the second time at the World Cup. Under his leadership in the 2015 edition, the team finished fourth in Group A, above England, Afghanistan and Scotland, before losing in the quarter-final to India. That had been Bangladesh’s first entry into the knockouts of a World Cup, and it arrived via a nervy, famous 15-run win over England. Mortaza has been a successful captain for Bangladesh, winning 40 of the 73 games he has led in.Photo Courtesy: ICCEngland – Eoin MorganEoin Morgan has been at the helm, overseeing England’s remarkable transformation into a formidable one-day outfit, since their heartbreaking exit in the group stage at the 2015 edition. Under Morgan’s leadership, England have ascended to the top of the pile and are currently No.1 in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings. They head into this year’s tournament as one of the favourites, and are eyeing their maiden World Cup crown, at home. Morgan is captaining what is arguably the strongest England team to ever compete in a World Cup. Since that 2015 exit, Morgan has led England to 50 wins in 76 ODIs.Photo Courtesy: ICCIndia – Virat KohliThe Indian skipper will be one of the biggest attractions of this World Cup, whose success will not just be important for India but also be crucial to the commercial success of cricket’s biggest and most precious tournaments.As is the case with Morgan, Virat Kohli carries extra baggage as captain of one of the favourites to win the tournament. Kohli’s leadership has developed with time, and he arrives at the tournament with a staggering win percentage of 73.88 in ODIs. Out of the 68 games India have played under Kohli, they have won 49. Kohli has past experience of leading at a world event, having captained India during their run to the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which they lost to Pakistan at Lord’s. He is now set to lead in his maiden World Cup, and will be one of the most-watched players.Photo Courtesy: ICCNew Zealand – Kane WilliamsonThe current New Zealand skipper was part of the team that finished as runners-up in 2015, after making the final for the first time. While Williamson grew under the then captain Brendon McCullum, he brings a vastly different approach to the captaincy himself. Calm and composed, Williamson brings laser-sharp focus and unquestionable intent, both to his batting and to his captaincy. Williamson will be the lynchpin of the New Zealand line-up, as its most successful batsman. Concurrently, he has also enjoyed success as a leader, boasting a win percentage of 53.96.Photo Courtesy: ICCPakistan – Sarfaraz AhmedThe captain during their run to the ICC Champions Trophy title in 2017, Sarfaraz Ahmed will look to lead Pakistan to the World Cup trophy at the same site of their Champions Trophy triumph. He certainly possesses the track record to make it happen, having won 21 out of the 35 ODIs he has captained in, for a win percentage of 61.76. Sarfaraz will play several important roles for Pakistan during the World Cup, as captain, as a middle-order batsman, and as a wicket-keeper. Photo Courtesy: ICCSouth Africa  – Faf du PlessisFaf du Plessis is the most successful as skipper among all the ten captains leading their respective sides. He has enjoyed terrific success as leader: out of the 30 ODIs in which he has captained, South Africa have lost only five, translating to a brilliant win percentage of 83.33. Since the start of 2018, South Africa have lost only one bilateral series, and have won five. A stylish middle-order batsman, du Plessis averages 46.54 in ODIs, making him a vital top-order asset. However, he is also flexible enough to be used in the lower middle-order.Photo Courtesy: ICCSri Lanka  – Dimuth KarunaratneSri Lanka will be without the services of some of their more regular and experienced players, including Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharanga and Akila Dananjaya. Dimuth Karunaratne, who last played an ODI in March 2015, at the previous World Cup, was named captain for this year’s tournament. He recently led his side to a historic 2-0 sweep of South Africa earlier this year – Sri Lanka’s maiden Test series win in the country – but is yet to make his captaincy debut in ODIs. Karunaratne has some way to go as a batsman – he’s got the technique and knows how to score runs, but has only 190 runs from 17 games, at an average of under 16. Photo Courtesy: ICCWest Indies – Jason HolderWest Indies won the first two editions of the World Cup, in 1975 and 1979, and their current captain takes inspiration from the man who led them to those triumphs: Clive Lloyd. Holder recently opened up about his relationship with the West Indies legend and is keen on repeating history this year at Lord’s, the venue of the side’s last World Cup win. The 27-year-old all-rounder is going to be the youngest captain at this year’s tournament, and with a good mix of experience and youth in his side, is focused on repeating history. Although West Indies haven’t won a bilateral ODI series since 2014, they recently drew a five-match series against tournament hosts England at home, and will take the confidence from that going into the tournament.Also Read: ICC World Cup 2019: BCCI, PCB issue guidelines on WAGsICC World Cup 2019: Ticket sales reopened for all teams, fansICC World Cup 2019: India’s S Ravi among match officialsICC World Cup 2019: India-Pakistan match tickets highest priced Cricket PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Facebook Twitter ICC World Cup 2019: Meet the 10 captains RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs By Kunal Dhyani – April 26, 2019 Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video last_img read more

Fidelity Bank Plc ( Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the easyJet share price. I’m buying this FTSE 250 stock for the next bull market!

first_imgForget the easyJet share price. I’m buying this FTSE 250 stock for the next bull market! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Paul Summers | Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 | More on: EZJ VCT Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Paul Summers owns shares of Victrex. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Victrex. 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 Paul Summers 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.center_img The easyJet (LSE: EZJ) share price has soared over 70% since early November following news on coronavirus vaccines and the possibility that air travel will get back on track in 2021.Is this now a home run for investors? I’m not so sure.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…Priced in? Having been so battered in 2020, the tilt to value stocks — particularly those operating in the travel and leisure space — makes sense. The question, however, is whether the recent good news is now priced-in. I think it might be. Even if air travel does rebound in 2021 as the market expects it to, easyJet will still face the same level of competition for passengers it did before the coronavirus reared its ugly head.In the meantime, there’s a truckload of debt on its balance sheet to sort out. Tellingly, directors aren’t among those buying the shares either. This suggests they aren’t wholly confident about recent gains sticking. There’s also Brexit to think about. As I type, Boris Johnson is on his way to Brussels in a last-ditch attempt to strike a deal with his EU counterparts. The fact that negotiations are even still continuing is arguably encouraging, but I certainly wouldn’t want to gamble my money on a positive outcome. Even if an agreement is reached, only the most optimistic of investors would presume there won’t be further hurdles ahead.All told, I think the easyJet share price could still see some volatility in the near term. That’s why, right now, I’m buying the shares of a different FTSE 250 company: polymer provider Victrex (LSE: VCT)“Significant headwinds” Like the Luton-based airline, the coronavirus hasn’t been kind to Victrex. Today’s full-year numbers give some indication of the damage done.       Sales volumes and revenue declined 7% and 10% respectively over the 12 months to the end of September thanks to “significant Covid-19 headwinds in H2″ having a “material impact” on the business. Unsurprisingly, this has filtered down to Victrex’s bottom line. Reported pre-tax profit tumbled to £63.5m — 39% lower than the previous year.It doesn’t look like trading will bounce back soon either. Today, Victrex said that “overall performance remains subdued” thanks to end-markets such as Aerospace and Energy continuing to be weak.Buying opportunityBased on today’s muted reaction, it would seem that none of this is a surprise to the market.In contrast to the easyJet share price, Victrex’s valuation was down slightly in early trading. This suggests to me that now might be time to load up. But I think there are other reasons to be optimistic.For one, its finances look strong enough to withstand this problematic period. The FTSE 250 firm had £73.1m in cash at the end of the last financial year.The reinstatement of dividends — a final payout of 46.14p per share will now be paid — is another positive. I doubt management would be making this decision unless it was confident about trading picking up in 2021.Third, Victrex continues to invest in growth opportunities, including a new manufacturing facility in China. On top of this, you have the traditional hallmarks of a quality company: high margins, high returns on capital employed, and a market-leading position. The easyJet share price has done well over recent weeks but, like Terry Smith, I’m more interested in what happens to valuations over decades. Victrex remains a better buy-and-hold pick for me. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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Por una solución dominicana al conflicto de la nacionalidad

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Feb 10, 2014 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Por una solución dominicana al conflicto de la nacionalidad Comité de Solidaridad con las Personas Desnacionalizadas Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Febrero 7 del 2014 — Santo Domingo, República Dominicana] Tras la realización del Examen Periódico Universal del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas, efectuado este 5 de febrero en Ginebra, Suiza, este Comité de Solidaridad con las Personas Desnacionalizadas por la sentencia 168-13 del Tribunal Constitucional (TC), desea manifestar lo siguiente:1.-  Acogemos con responsabilidad el apoyo manifiesto de una veintena de Estados expresado ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas a los fines de garantizar la plenitud de derechos a todos los ciudadanos y ciudadanas de ascendencia extranjera nacidos en el país y que han sido despojados de su derecho a la nacionalidad.El firme apoyo al respeto de  los derechos humanos expresado por diversas naciones tanto del Sistema Interamericano, como de países otros continentes debe mover a la reflexión sobre la imagen del país en la comunidad internacional. Entre los países que manifestaron recomendaciones en ese sentido se destacan Argentina, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, Estados Unidos, Guatemala, Jamaica, México, Uruguay, Trinidad y Tobago, España, Francia, Italia, Alemania, Suiza, Irlanda, Noruega, Ucrania, Portugal, Eslovenia y Australia.2- Lamentamos que la nación siga siendo objeto de cuestionamientos en el plano  internacional, en relación a la plena vigencia de los derechos humanos en el país y reiteramos que el enorme rechazo nacional e internacional a la sentencia de desnacionalización ha creado una situación de graves incertidumbres que afectan la imagen del país. A nombre de la soberanía no se puede ignorar los compromisos internacionales, ni la sensibilidad universal en materia de derechos tan fundamentales como el de la nacionalidad. Las autoridades están en el deber de evitar mayores daños que pudieran derivarse de las denuncias a que está sometido el Estado dominicano.3.- Reiteramos que es desde la sociedad dominicana que tiene que salir una solución justa e institucional, que restituya plenamente los derechos conculcados, primero por la Resolución 12-07 de la Junta Central Electoral, y luego por la Sentencia 168-13 del Tribunal Constitucional.Esperamos que “la postura firme” expresada por el Estado Dominicano en Ginebra, de que “ninguna persona que tenga la nacionalidad dominicana va a ser despojada de ella”, se materialice en la solución nacional al drama que están padeciendo las personas desnacionalizadas, con sus vidas suspendidas.4.- Llamamos al liderazgo político del país, especialmente al Presidente de la República, a escuchar tanto la opinión de los principales expertos constitucionalistas, como  de  la mayoría del pueblo dominicano, que entiende que son dominicanos los hijos de padres haitianos indocumentados, como se reflejó en la Encuesta Gallup publicada esta semana por el diario Hoy. El  58.2% de los encuestados le reconoce la nacionalidad dominicana y sólo el 39.6%  se la niega.Por el Comité de Solidaridad con las Personas Desnacionalizadas, integrado por mas de 400 ciudadanos y ciudadanas dominicanas,Miguel Ceara Hatton              Carmen Amelia CedeñoJuan Bolívar Díaz                   Mons. Julio César Holguín K.Pavel Isa Contreras                Wilfredo LozanoManuel Robles                       Cristóbal RodríguezPadre Mario Serrano              Ana SelmanGuadalupe Valdez                 Víctor VíctorRoque Félix                            Sergia GalvanGuillermo Sterlíng                  Eulogia Familiacenter_img Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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A very hot summer

first_imgProtest in Texas.It gets very hot in June in McKinney, Texas, 30 miles north of Dallas. So when 19-year-old high school senior Tatyana Rhodes invited her classmates to a “school’s out” pool party on June 5 at her subdivision’s facility, the Craig Ranch North Community Pool, dozens of students, Black, Latino/a and white, showed up.But instead of everyone having a nice time taking a cool dip in the pool, the party’s host was physically attacked by a group of white adult residents shouting racist slurs. The Black youth were told to leave the pool and “return to Section 8 housing.” (, June 10) The racists then called the police.A dozen white McKinney cops responded to a “disturbance” of multiple juveniles “who do not live in the area or have permission to be there.” One of the cops was Eric Casebolt. A white teenager named Brandon Brooks video recorded what happened next.Shoving and cursing at only the Black teenagers and ignoring the white ones, Casebolt brandished his gun at them after he wrestled an already sitting and crying 15-year-old girl, Dajeeira Becton, onto her stomach, shoving her face into the ground and kneeling on her back. The young woman was clad only in a bathing suit when she was manhandled by Casebolt.When Adrian Martin, 18, tried to comfort Becton, he was arrested by Casebolt. Charges were later dropped.When Brooks released his video of this racist atrocity on YouTube, hundreds marched in protest on June 8 through downtown McKinney. This righteous outrage, along with the strong Black Lives Matter movement across the United States, has forced the resignation of Casebolt as well as the job suspension of one of Rhodes’ racist attackers. Community members and leaders are calling for Casebolt’s arrest and prosecution for assault.Swimming pool racism not newAchieving the right of African-American youth to swim in pools and at beaches has long been a flashpoint of the struggle against racism. On July 27, 1919, a 17-year-old African-American boy named Eugene Williams was swimming with friends in Lake Michigan near Chicago. When Williams crossed the “boundary” into the “white beach” area, a group of white men threw rocks at him. One of them struck Williams in the head, causing him to drown. The cops refused to arrest any of the whites involved in this assault and murder.Violence broke out. White mobs attacked the Black community, setting fires that left 1,000 families homeless. Thirty-eight people were killed, with more than 500 injured.In Pittsburg in 1931, young Black men tried to enter a city pool. They were held underwater and beaten by white swimmers while the cops watched. When more than 100 Black people held a “wade in” in 1960 in Mississippi, a white mob attacked them with pool sticks, lead pipes and chains.There have been many other such attacks against African Americans at beaches and pools over the years.These racist attacks on the right of Black children just to be able to go swimming have a devastating impact. A recent study by “USA Swimming” indicates that 58 percent of African-American children cannot swim, almost double the rate of white children. Black children drown at nearly three times the overall rate.There has been a stony silence of the capitalist political establishment, one that includes all the presidential candidates, about the racist McKinney pool attack. Nor have any of them spoken out against the numerous deaths of unarmed young Black men by racist police from Ferguson, Mo., to Los Angeles, from Cleveland to Staten Island, N.Y., and all across the country.Hillary Clinton made a major policy speech in New York City on June 13. Yet Clinton said not one word about the well-publicized attack on Black children in McKinney. Nor did she voice any support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Capitalist politicians will not roll back this tide of racist killings and police attacks.The historic Black Lives Matter movement, along with organized support by all workers and other oppressed peoples, is the force that will get killer cops jailed and achieve justice as the struggle against racism and national oppression continues to grow across the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Flipster – A New Way to Access Digital Magazines at Altadena Library

first_img More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Community News Patrons of Altadena Library District in Altadena can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.Altadena Library District has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines such as People, Rolling Stone and O, The Oprah Magazine and more so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.“Flipster is the perfect solution for magazine lovers on the go,” says Ryan Roy, Public Services Director for the Altadena Library District. “You can access popular magazines anywhere you are – sitting at home, riding on a plane, waiting in a line – with whatever device you have handy. All you need is a library card.”Contact Altadena Library District or visit to learn more about accessing the library’s digital magazines through Flipster.To learn more about Flipster, visit Visit Altadena Library at Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Flipster – A New Way to Access Digital Magazines at Altadena Library From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 11, 2016 | 4:01 pm Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Donegal has the highest uptake of GPs signing up to provide free care to…

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleMayor of Derrys husband appears in court on assault chargesNext articleSwan park in Buncrana receives Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence admin Donegal has the highest uptake of GPs signing up to provide free care to children under 6 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Donegal has the highest uptake of GPs signing up to provide free care to children under 6.Nationally, only half of doctors around the country have signed up to provide the service, but in Dongal, the percentage 93%, with 89 contracts issued and 83 of them now returned.The scheme is due to be rolled out from July.The lowest uptake is in South Tipperary with only 8 per cent of doctors signing up to the scheme. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – June 10, 2015 Pinterest Twitter Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

New WRFI series brings students together to debate controversial issues

first_imgListen to the full conversation with Ziefle and Moore below, which originally aired on WRFI on Jan. 23. Stay tuned for future episodes that tackle other controversial issues including healthcare policies, illegal immigration, and gun control. ITHACA, N.Y. — There are many issues that when dropped in a conversation can divide the room. Though many people often dismiss arguments they don’t want to hear, a new local radio series is bringing people together to have thoughtful discussions from both sides. J.T. Stone “You can’t separate the issue from the rest of the debate about women’s health, including access to contraceptives and birth control, and I think no reasonable person wants abortions to happen. I think we can all agree that most thinking adults are pro-life in the sense that nobody wants pregnancies to have to be terminated, but the fact remains that lots of women don’t get pregnant by choice, or they find complications in the pregnancy, and therefore they should have the option to abortions that are, as Bill Clinton said, ‘safe, legal and rare.’” She also said she is pro-life because, from a Christian perspective, she believes, “God knows every child before they are born” and thus terminating that fetus is an act of murder, and that abortion takes responsibility out of sex and away from teaching young men to treat women with respect. “It causes sadness when I think of all the babies that have been killed and also …  my little brother has Down syndrome, and when I think about … all the children with disabilities who are killed, that really hurts me because I know how much joy my brother brings to everyone around him and that he’s valuable and his life has value.”   Students featured on the show choose what topics they discuss. In the first episode of “Youth Voices,” I spoke to two high school students about their differing views on abortion. Tagged: ithaca high school, WRFI, Youth Voices Featured image by Dave Kleinschmidt/Flickr On the other side of the issue, Chloe Moore, a junior at IHS, said she believes abortion should be legal because she said a woman has the right to make decisions about her own body. She also said she is pro-choice because fetuses do not have legal status under the U.S. Constitution and thus should not be equated with a human being outside of the womb, and that a woman should not be forced to have a child if she is not financially stable to support one, especially in cases in which a woman does not choose to become pregnant, such as rape and sexual assault.  Priscilla Ziefle, a senior at Ithaca High School, said she is against abortion because she believes a fetus is a human being and has a soul, and should be seen as its own person rather than as a part of its mother. As a high school student, I often feel my generation’s views on important political issues are overlooked, which is why I launched the new series “Youth Voices” on WRFI. The purpose of the show is to give local students a greater voice in the community by bringing them together to discuss issues they are passionate about. As the show’s founder, producer and host, my goal is to give listeners a well-rounded view of every topic discussed by interviewing students of differing perspectives, and show that students are just as capable of having the same civil and in-depth conversations about complex issues that adults can have. J.T. Stone is a contributor for The Ithaca Voice and a 2020 graduate of Ithaca High School. Questions? Story tips? Email him at [email protected] More by J.T. Stonelast_img read more

US hits grim milestone of two million coronavirus cases

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The United States has marked another grim milestone in its fight against the novel coronavirus.More than two million cases of COVID-19 have now been diagnosed in the country, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. Over 533,000 of those patients have recovered from the highly contagious illness, while at least 112,924 have died.The United States is, by far, the hardest-hit country in the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. New York has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths of any U.S. state.An ABC News analysis has found that at least eight states across the country — including Arizona, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah — are experiencing an increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations since May 25. Public health officials or local experts in many of the states told ABC News they consider the increases to be related to a reopening of the economy or a disregard of social distancing guidelines, including not wearing masks.The increases in hospitalizations also come nearly two weeks after Memorial Day weekend, when some people were seen flouting social distancing rules at crowded bars and packed pool parties, which experts said is most likely contributing to the spikes. It is likely too early to gauge the impact of nationwide protests and civil unrest, according to experts.Since emerging in China back in December, the novel coronavirus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. Globally, more than 7.3 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and over 416,000 of them have died.The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Brazil has the second-highest number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases with more than 772,000. However, the United Kingdom maintains the second-highest number of COVID-19 deaths with more than 41,000.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more